Characteristics Associated with Cultic Groups – Revised

Janja Lalich, Ph.D. & Michael D. Langone, Ph.D.   Concerted efforts at influence and control lie at the core of cultic groups, programs, and relationships. Many members, former members, and supporters of cults are not fully aware of the extent to which members may have been manipulated, exploited, even abused. The following list of social-structural, […]

Re: The Anti-Scientology Cult vs. Truth

Chris Shelton posted this comment on ESMB (25/06/2016) In response to Marty Rathbun’s blog post  – markrathbun.wordpress.com Excerpt from www.forum.exscn.net Galactic Patrol; 25th September 2016 at 04:28 AM. Probably TL;DR but some thoughts I’m having tonight: This whole meme of trying to create a cult where one does not exist is such an obvious ploy of divide […]

More Secrets of Dianetics

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dianetics-hypnosis Advertisement from a 1953 Fate Magazine for “Beyond Hypnosis”

ONE of the METHODS of covert hypnotic suggestion is to describe in vivid terms something a highly emotionally charged incident. To be safe, Hubbard described several, including:  pre-frontal lobotomy, abortions using a coat hanger, and ECT electro-convulsive shock treatment.

Pretty  grisly and shocking stuff… don’t you agree?

Lurid, highly emotionally charged incidents that elicit a strong emotional response in the reader or viewer, stop your thinking.

When thinking stops the door to your subconscious is in effect left unguarded.

Whatever is said to you just after you are shown or read about such an incident – becomes to a certain degree – a direct hypnotic command to your subconscious. Whatever you are told just after the emotionally charged instance tends to act as a direct hypnotic command.

So what does Hubbard tell you after he describes the lurid incidents?

He tells…

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25 lessons in hypnotism

Being the Most Perfect, Complete, Easily Learned and Comprehensive COURSE in the World. Embracing the Science of Magnetic Healing, Telepathy, Mind Reading, Clairvoyant, Hypnosis, Mesmerism, Animal Magnetism, Thought Transference, Personal Magnetism and Kindred Sciences. 25 lessons in hypnotism

Changing images of man

I do not wish to seem over-dramatic but I can only conclude from the information that is available to me as Secretary-General that the Members of the United Nations have perhaps ten years left in which to subordinate their ancient quarrels and launch a global partnership to curb the arms race, to improve the human environment, to defuse the population […]

Secrets of the Scientology E-Meter

Important

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Secrets are the mortar,
binding lies like bricks together,
into prisons for the mind
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Scientology E-meter animated e-meter image (c) ethercat

C O N F I D E N T I A L

In 1971 I was in Scientology, working for them in Los Angeles. Because of my technical background and that I had been a bench technician and service manager for Myer-Emco HiFi on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington DC, the #1 hi-fi store in DC, I was asked to goto the company that produced Scientology’s E-meters, named Delta Meter Service run by Tom and Jaye Paige I think Tory Christman was a receptionist there. (pardon spellings).

My mission was to determine why the devices, E-meters, were not getting produced, and get the backlog of several hundred filled.

In the course of this I was shown some confidential “Board Technical Bulletins” “BTBs” issued by the corporate shell of Scientology in…

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Scientology and the Bible

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Scientology and the BibleScientology and the Bible | 1967 | View Online | Download as .pdf (click on ‘Download through your browser”)

When L Ron Hubbard created Dianetics, it was presented as a rigorously scientific subject whose results were as reliable as mechanical engineering.

For a time,  Scientology was presented in the same way – then Hubbard came under official pressure for the pseudo-medical practices mandated by his creation, and his incredible claims to cure disease.

In 1954 Hubbard decided to sidestep these difficulties (and avoid tax) by incorporating the Church of Scientology in California.  Religious practice is protected in the US by the first amendment, which provides considerable protection for religious organisations (the legislature can “make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof”). Also, religious organisations can apply for tax exemption.

Scientology’s exploitation of this provision has proved controversial. The problem is that there is no…

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