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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could also mention here, that Landmark Education (which I attended some years ago) uses similar language treatments as Scientology, uses odd uses of words and phrases when discussing things like Meaning, Cause, Intention, etc. that Jargon.
http://www.spiritpathperu.com/west/landmark/index.html

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examples:
Keep you word!!!
Be responsible for everyone in your environment
Upset is a form of domination, It makes people afraid to encounter you
Compassion is seeing fully from another's point of view
Relationship - being able to say whatever is there.
Life is empty and meaningless, therefore anything is possible
Foundation for the world:
1. Integrity: Honor your word as yourself
2. Responsibility: Be the 100% cause in the matter of your life
3. Generosity: Whatever you hold will diminish--give it away!
wording varies over time and with different course leaders adding their own personal flavor


I see that some attendees have flipped out and murdered someone, and LE has been sued for causing this. Apparently people wrapped way too tight. Not good, but much safer than the govt's crack imports.

The courses also cost money, but in the range of a few hundred for a 3 or 4 day seminar consisting of 10-12 hours of conversation, which is not out of line with any other average business seminar.

The seminars ARE designed to create a sort of mental break with one's routine thinking patterns, not just "new information" or "tips", but rather "possibility". They offer some cautions to the potentially unstable, asking all individuals if THEY assent that they are OK to handle the conversation (i.e. without flipping out), they offer an opportunity to leave after a brief intro and receive a full refund. (At the time I attended, they asked "who was pressured to be here" had a conversation about "pressure" and anyone "pressured" could leave. Several people said they were pressured, but quickly decided that they had pressured themselves. No hocus pocus, more about "willingness to be responsible for one's own choices", anyone who insisted they were attending "against their will" would either have to exit or else decide that they were there "of their own free will".)

Leaving during the course, due to some sort of emotional reaction, is discouraged, lest the person fail to overcome whatever hangup is momentarily upsetting them --- and people DO bring their hangups and issues --- but the volunteers do not beat up anyone, do not slash tires, they ask questions and make suggestions but they do not apply hard pressure or emotional blackmail, nor any other criminal activity .. I've gotten a few followup phone calls and invitations within the first months or year, then nothing more. Not even junk mail.)

Like most "life change" courses, including the Army and Marines, there is evidence of techniques of disorientation and confusion, similar to what was mentioned with regards to Scientology. I no longer currently attend, so I'm not overly biased, but here's an example of Landmark results that seems strikingly different from Scientology. Actually DOING something good ... for others. Compare that to "Sea Org".

http://blip.tv/file/630451

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In remembering the other Health forum debate on Alcoholics Anonymous "Run from the 12 Steps", it is VERY possible for an individual or group of individuals in AA to knowingly or unknowingly abuse techniques which can be seen as similar to Scientology or other self-help groups. There's some crossover. Especially since there is talk about an undefined "Higher Power" and "spiritual values" and the like.

AA when properly used DOES cause some mental "break", but it's a break
from the insular state of mind of active addiction. Sponsor-worship creeps me out.

Since part of the 12 Steps includes some "soul-baring" and "reiteration and reexperience of one's past experiences" --- in one's current life, not millions of years ago --- the potential for abuse is present. I'm not aware of persons who have kept files on others to blackmail or humiliate, but it's probably happened. I have definitely heard stories of spiteful or crazy people violating this trust. I was "forewarned" -- by the person who was to become my original sponsor -- that HE refused to reveal seriously embarrassing details of his life all at once. Rather 'leaked' them to one over a period of time, to test for reliablity and trustworthiness.

"You're only as sick as your secrets" may be true, but it's also ripe fruit for abuse, in the hands of a meglomaniac or other fucked-up person.

Some "professionals" handle this wrong if they pressure people to do this before they are comfortable. Since they cannot be licensed to "teach AA" but only a bastardized version of it, problems can arise from that too. I'll spare the details.

"Professionals" may inadvertently imply that --- as they see themselves or as they see some key AA contacts they've met --- ALL members of AA are therefore guaranteed to be trustworthy and well-grounded, whereas the reality is the AA person may more closely resemble the crazy person in the local saloon, minus the booze and drugs.

I also read on some "Red State" type of blog about an Iraq war widow who was defrauded for a huge sum by "Christians" to whom she handed it over to for an "investment", yet she did it in two stages and when the smaller amount didn't pan out, she handed over the remainder. Some are just hopelessly gullible.

But in the normal course of events I've seen in AA, and certainly within the guidelines Basic Text, conversations tend to be quite loose and non-dogmatic, no interrogation techniques like Dear Alice or anything. As a matter of fact, of the more STILTED and 'mechanical' conversations, where people may re-iterate silly slogans like some brainwashed zombie, this usually comes from people who do NOT have a clear grasp or deep understanding of the material, so the most they are capable of is repeating key phrases they've heard, or sometimes they are nervous or unsure, so they choose to limit their verbal "risk" to bland axioms or slogans.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

zak247 wrote:
Scientology is no worse that any cultic religion, it is just more successful, newer and somewhat less traditionally religious


There are branches of Christianity with ties to CIA .. Robertson and Falwell and Moonies for example.

Some outposts of Catholocism reject their "help the poor" mode for "kill the poor".

But Scientology is the only one I know of that
a) borrows from and perverts Freudian transference to create permanent dependency, while lying about that
links now here http://www.Takeoverworld.info/scientology.html

b) perverts root religious values, while draining you and replacing your personality with Ron's, making you think YOU are in charge while Ron operates inside you

c) has revenge and retaliation etc. on it's official policy and actively trains for this

I would SOONER join Satanism, Acquino's Temple of Set, and I'd be far better off. More fun, more creative, more campy, more sex. And your Higher Power is YOU, not Ron, not Acquino.

Some forms of Satanism also preach destroying your enemies, but not as a whole architecture like an Intelligence agency, and Temple of Set FORBIDS breaking the Law.

I'm too independent for the Church of Subgenious.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As it happend, during the week a Cali court backed the right of
people to post anonymously on the internet, as long a the
content is not an assertion of fact, but merely demeaning.

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California court bars unmasking of Web critic

Wed Feb 6, 2008 5:39pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California appeals court on Wednesday said an anonymous Internet poster does not have to reveal his identity after being sued for making "scathing verbal attacks" against executives at a Florida company on a Yahoo! Inc message board.

The Sixth Appellate District in Santa Clara County reversed a trial court ruling that would have allowed a former executive at SFBC International Inc to subpoena Yahoo! for the names of her critics.

The appeal was filed by a poster whose screen name includes a Spanish expletive but who is known as "Doe 6" in the lawsuit filed by former SFBC Chairman and COO Lisa Krinsky in 2006.

Krinsky accuses Doe 6 and nine other Yahoo! Finance posters of libel, fraud and other claims arising from posts they made about her while she was a company officer.

The appellate court concluded that while Doe 6's messages were "unquestionably offensive and demeaning," they could not be counted as defamation since they could not be considered assertions of fact.

Without a cause of action, Krinsky could not overcome Doe 6's First Amendment right to speak anonymously on the Internet, the court said.

The decade-old controversy over pseudonymous posting in invest or chat rooms took a major twist last July when the U.S. regulators revealed that Whole Foods Market Inc CEO John Mackey had been posting in Yahoo! Finance under a fake name for several years.

His messages boosted his own company's strategy and denigrated those of rival supermarket chain Wild Oats, which Whole Foods later sought to acquire.

http://www.reuters.com/article/internetNews/idUSN0661392320080206

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http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20080207-appeals-court-first-amendment-protects-forum-trolls-too.html

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The decade-old controversy over pseudonymous posting in invest or chat rooms took a major twist last July when the U.S. regulators revealed that Whole Foods Market Inc CEO John Mackey had been posting in Yahoo! Finance under a fake name for several years.

His messages boosted his own company's strategy and denigrated those of rival supermarket chain Wild Oats, which Whole Foods later sought to acquire.

Laughing Wow.... must have been a bitch to figure out who that was.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: This is What Scientologists ACTUALLY believe! Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Scientology Front Groups - Tip of the Iceberg Reply with quote

ABLE Inc. - See Association for Better Living and Education

Akademie Fur Management Und Kommunikation - WISE member business front to spread LRH and scientology in Europe. Prosperity

APPLIED SCHOLASTICS - Functions as an educational organization to spread LRH (L. Ron Hubbard) courses and scientology ethics and beliefs in their schools. All schools licensed by Applied Scholastics are scientology schools staffed and directed by scientologists.

ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION - Runs some of the church's front groups and activities. Under ABLE's management, other fronts infiltrate business and organizations to introduce LRH idea's and teachings. Includes Applied Scholastics, The Way to Happiness Foundation,
Narconon and Criminon To get involved in education and community groups. Promotes Applied Scholastics and other scientology organizations.

ASSOCIATION FOR PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING IN THE MIDDLE EAST - operating under the rubric of ABLE, which is now attempting to recruit Middle Eastern Scientologists.

Athens Gold - 4,500 acre mining property near Reno, taken over by Michael BAYBAK, a scientologist Time

AUTHOR SERVICES, INC. - manages scientology's literary and financial affrairs controlled by the church of sci and influential scientologists. NHJ To sell and promote LRH books, particularly policy.

BANCORP DEVELOPMENT, INC. - Members of the Patrons of Association who have donated in excess of $40,000 to the Assn's. " War Chest" Impact

BETTER FAMILY RELATIONS ASSOCIATION (Australia) - Front group for the church headed by sci. Eva Ross . Writes letters and articles attacking any persons or groups who expose the truth abouth sci. C.C.G. Ministries

BRIDGE PUBLICATIONS - scientology publishing and printing company puts out Dianetics and other LRH books.

Business Mgmt Services Inc - $ci front luring people and Businesses in with "management training and seminars, with the purpose of leading them to LRH and Sci. This particular Co$ front group has some of the old ex-GO personnel that are involved in its operation.

Business Success Sales and Management Training - Sci. front that lures people and businesses in with "management training" and seminars, and eventually steers them to LRH and sci. Members in IAS, donated to Authors Svcs. Preservation of Tech

CALICCHIO & CO., SPA - Members of the IAS who donated in excess of $40,000 to "War Chest", Donated in excess of $20,000 to Author Services Pres. of Tech.

CASA DOLCE CASA - (Europe) WISE member fronting LRH technology in Europe Prosperity

Celebrity Center Kids on Stage for a Better World - Entertainment and PR, "The group exists to spread the word of scientology to the rest of the world" Celeb. mag

CCHR - see Citizens Commission on Human Rights

Child Guidance Centers - Set up by scis, runs child dianetics processing on children and encourages parents who are not already into scientology to begin with Dianetics etc. Ch. Dia.

CHURCH OF SPIRITUAL TECHNOLOTY (COST) - functions as an archivist for Hubbard's works. NHJ Also functions as one of the corporations created to challenge the IRS's ruling against scio. Bet Bus Bur Formed in part from assets stripped from Church of Scientology of California. Wollersheim

CITIZENS FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TAX SYSTEM - Set up as a "citizens" group to abolish the IRS entirely, uses the "Church of Spritual Technology" as one of the corporations to challenge the IRS's ruling against them.

CITIZENS COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS (CCHR) - Founded by church of sci in 1969. (Sty Time cndt tell) Claim: to help people who have been abused or mistreated by psychology or psychiatry and/or mental institutions. Intention: to defame, devalue, discredit and destroy the field of psychology and psychiatry because they have disclaimed Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard as a schizophrenic. T Sci. Tdy. Sci. Adv. disseminates reports discrediting psychiatry and individual psychiatrists Bet Bus Bur

CMI CORPORATE MARKETING - IAS members who have donated iin excess of $40,000 to the Assn's. "War Chest" Impact Mag.

COMMUNITY SERVICE GUILD - est in Washington D.C. by sci to get LRH influence involved in public schools with a tutoring program. Freedom Mag

COMPUTER ETHICS INSTITUTE - (CEI) - Used by the church of sci in their attempt to gain control over what can and cannot be put over the Internet. Freedom

CONCERNED BUSINESSMENS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - sponsors writing contests and other programs in schools, and try to get students involved in LRH beliefs. Hands out Way To Happiness (By LRH) to community groups, police, prisons and other groups. Purpose, to promote scio. and get name recognition for LRH T NHJ Bet. Bus Bur.

COST - See Church of Spiritual Technology

CRIMINON - Like Narconon in prisons. Sci Adv Sci News.

CRY OUT - interfaces with organizations like Greenpeace and capitalizes on children's environmental concerns, it distributes comic book like primer on the environment sponsored by Arsenio Hall and Rick Dees, and making no mention of scientology, to school children. Bet Bus Bur.

DISTRIBUTION VIDEO - Member of the Patrons of the Association who have donated in excess of $40,000 to the Assn's "War Chest". Impact Mag.

DRUG FREE MARSHALS PROGRAM - PR program to get a good name for scientology into the community C mag Favorable circumstance for photo and/or press opportunity Also makes available the distribution of "The Way to Happiness" booklets to children to promote name and face recognition with LRH.

EAST HOLLYWOOD PEOPLE AGAINST CRIME - a "Gung Ho" group to spread sci in the East Hollywood area using community action. KSW

EDUCATION ALIVE - train and tutor in Hubbard's study tech and attempt to get various scientology programs into local PTA's and school systems. Works in conjunction with Applied Scholastics and ABLE Bet. Bus Bur Applied Scholastics affiliate delivers LRH tech to S. Africa and other parts of the continent WIS p. 333 Given grant by S. African Council of Churches to train teachers in LRH policy to pass on to their students. Int Sci News

EFFECTIVE MANAGEMENT CENTERS - (EMC) is an association of WISE members in a local area that form a group, management training business, and operate on their own to expand WISE membership and deliver Hubbard Management Technology (written up and often referred to as "Hubbard Policy") to the local business community. Prosperity

ENVIRONMENTAL TASK FORCE (Scientology) - formed by church as a community group for PR and to get local citizens exposed to sci and LRH policy. Sci Tdy

Federation of Clubs of Professionals and Business Women - second deputy chairman speaks in behalf of the valuable work being done by the Dianetics organizations Sci. Tdy.

FOUNDATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT IN SCIENCE AND EDUCATION - (FASE) a group formed by scientologists to enter the scientific community to tout Hubbard's "Purification rundown" also called detox. To build credintials and allies in the scientific community, the foundation has channeled tens of thousands of $$ in grants to educators and researchers studying toxicological hazards, most unaware of the foundations ties to scientology. NHJ Produces a series of educational TV shows on Public TV re the study of science and math. Its goal is to establish credibility for Hubbard's drug rehab and education methods and attract "Opinion Leaders" in the scientific community Bet Bus Bur

FOUNDATION FOR RELIGIOUS FREEDOM - Organization Set up by the Co$ used to attack any criticism of the Fraudulent and/or criminal actions of the Co$ by stating that Said persons/groups are "Intolerant", "Bigots", and any other Button words/names to paint criticisms as prejudice and Bigotry.

FREEDOM MAGAZINE - A scientology publication which pushes their causes and attacks their critics

GOLDEN ERA PRODUCTIONS - The organization established to bring LRH Materials, (taped lectures, technical films, and other audio-visual products by LRH) to people. Sci Adv.

HEALTH MED - Clinics set up that promote the "purification" program & scientology. NHJ Solicits unions and public agencies contracts for its regimens of saunas, exercise and vitamins promoted to purify the body. Bet Bus

HOLLANDER CONSTULTANTS INC. - consulting firm that leads to LRH and scientology courses, part of WISE group. T Donated Over $100,000 to Author Svcs. Preservation of Tech

HUBBARD COLLEGES OF ADMINISTRATION - a front set up to bring in business persons for management training and feeds LRH technology leading to Dianetics and scientology. Now legally required in state of El Valle, Columbia for school teachers to advance and also for some government positions. Spreading widely in Russia to business and government officials. Also put LRH tech in University of Saudi Arabia and several Saudi businesses. Prosperity

HUBBARD ORGANIZATION OF WOMEN - front to spread LRH technology in the women's community leading to Dianetics and scientology. Prosperity

I HELP - International Hubbard Ecclesiastical League of Pastors - created to provide auditors who deliver services outside the organized scio churches and missions to spread scientology WIS p.256

IAS - See International Association of Scientologists

Impact Magazine - A scientology magazine which pushes their causes

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTOLOGISTS - (IAS) - To achieve the Aims of Scientology as originated by L. Ron Hubbard. To "dismantle any group or organization" which prevents Scientology. IAS Adv. Uses "War Chest" money to try to shut up any group or person who attempts to tell the truth about Scientology and to combat their perceived "enemies".

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR EFFECTIVE EDUCATION - (IAFEE) - Front group created for the purpose of infiltrating public and private schools with the LRH/Co$ agenda from CCHR (anti- psych) and to promote LRH "Study Techonology" and eliminate "Psych Based" education.

INTERNATIONAL COALITION FOR DRUG AWARENESS- http://www.drugawareness.org - Yet another Co$ CCHR front group to extoll the evils of "The Psychs".

INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE TECHNOLOGY INC. - WISE front org. designed to bring in businesses to scientology through LRH Mgt. tech. Got Allstate Ins. Co Orl sent.

IRONS MARCUS AND VALKO (formerly Singer Consultants ) - consulting firm that leads to LRH and scientology courses, part of WISE group. Time

LEAD THE WAY TO A DRUG FREE USA - campaign led by the Office of Special Affairs of the church of scientology to get involvement with the community using anti-drug causes as the button Sci Tdy

LIBRARY DONATION SERVICE - Set up as part of the International Library Campaign in order to place scientology books and materials into the public libraries around the world. Source Mag

LEMON TWIST RANCH - Members of the Patrons of the Association who have donated in excess of $40,000 to the Assn's. "War Chest". Impact

LONDON FINANCIAL (Europe)l - Donated over $50,000 to Author Svcs. Preservation of Tech

MERIDIAN CONSULTANTS - an EMC under WISE control in Westchester NY, set up as a business and management consulting company to disseminate LRH tech leading to scientology to the business community. Have distributed LRH teachings to Prudential Insurance Company and the Seventh Day Adventist Church who have hired them as management consultants Prosperity

MIWA ENVIRONMENTAL - (Japan) - Member of the Patrons of the Association who have donated in excess of $40,000 to the Assn's "War Chest" Impact

MOXON & BARTILSON (Atty's, CA) - speaks for the church of sci. against CAN (Cult Awareness Network) and other "enemies" of the church to keep silent the inner workings and teachings of the "church".

NARCONON - Chain of alcohol and drug rehabs that promote and lead to LRH and Scientology. NHJ

(NARPA) = National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy - an affiliation of the CCHR, founder and president Bill Johnson Sci

National Coalition of IRS Whistleblowers - Gathers IRS horror stories IAS adv

NATIONAL COMPUTER ETHICS & RESPONSIBILITIES CAMPAIGN - (NCERC) - Used by the church in their attempt to gain control over can and cannot be put over the Internet. Freedom

NATIONAL COMMISSION ON LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (NCLE) - a social reform group by the Church of Scientology that is used to attack Interpol. Sci Tdy Claims INTERPOL , which has been investigating and reporting on scio's criminal activities, is run by NAZIs. Bet Bus Bur WIS p.

NATURAL HEALTH FOOD ASSOCIATES - Member of the Patrons of the Association who have donated in excess of $40,000 to the Assn's. "War Chest" Impact

OFFICE OF ETHNIC AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS - to have scientology reach into communities by race WIS

POWER MANAGEMENT CONSULTANTS - Wise member, EMC, fronting LRH technology as a management training business Prosperity

Progressive Academy Education Society of Alberta - (Canada) Scientology front group in the field of education in Edmonton, Canada ARS 20 Sept 95

PROSPERITY MAGAZINE - scientology magazine geared to bussinesses and professionals for the purpose of getting WISE, their business front, into those businesses.

Psychiatric Institutes of America Survivors Support Group - They say they are not affiliated with CCHR or scientology but have worked with them. Orl. Sent.

PSYCHIATRY. A PUBLIC WARNING - A weekly radio show put on by the sci front group CCHR to slam all psychiatrical practices. Host is Bruce Wiseman, President of CCHR US and member of the IAS CCHR

REALWORLD CORP. - Members of IAS, donated in excess of $40,000 to "War Chest". Donated in excess of $50,000 to Author Services Preservation of Tech.

RELIGIOUS FREEDOM CRUSADE, THE - replaced Alliance for the Preservation of Religious Liberty, It gathers staff and followers to demonstrate against whatever organization or court may be investigating, or sitting in judgements of Scientology. Through its periodicals, "Freedom" and "Crusader", it raises public outcry against the "offending" institution. Bet Bus Bur

RELIGIOUS TECHNOLOGY CENTER (RTC) - Holds trademarks for scientology T BBC Also gives rewards of up to $1,000 to people who report any activity against scientlogy that leads to the apprehension or arrest of said people. Oversees the keeping of knowledge reports on it's own members and citizens the church views as "enemies" KSW News More or less, the "Gestapo" unit of the church.

SCIENTOLOGY MISSIONS INTERNATIONAL (SMI Int.) - is a front line dissemination activity that introduces new people to Dianetics and Scientology and takes them "up the bridge". Also opens new areas around the world to scientology and sends out missionaries to gain footholds. Sci. News WIS p.

SILHOUET HOLLAND - (Europe) WISE member fronting LRH technology Prosperity

Silhouet Profil Analysis - (Europe) WISE member fronting LRH technoloty Prosperity

SINGER CONSULTANTS - Member of the Patrons of the Association who have donated in excess of $100,000 to the Assn's. "War Chest" Impact Mag. Uses "management seminars" to put out LRH tech and bring new people into sci

SOCIAL COORDINATION COMMITTEE (S Africa) - a group designed to get LRH tech into African countries. Picked up by some Jesuits for use. Robinson Consultants

STELLAR MANAGEMENT - consulting firm that leads to LRH and scientology courses, part of WISE group. Time Pod Tdy

STERLING MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS - a management and consulting firm that lures businesses in with "management' seminars, and then steers them to LRH and scientology courses. Also called Emery Wilson Corporation, part of WISE group. Time Pod Tdy Member of the Patrons of the Association who have donated in excess of $100,000 to the Assn's. "War Chest" Impact Mag. Donated over $500,000 to Author Svcs. Preservation. of Tech.

STOMP) = Stop Torture of Mental Patients - and affiliation of the CCHR founded by Sandra Everett Sci Tdy

STRYKER SYSTEMS INC. - Member of IAS, donated in excess of $40,000 to their "War Chest". Tech Preserver donator to Author Svcs. Pres of Tech

U-MAN BELGIUM - (Europe) WISE member fronting LRH technology Prosperity

UPTRENDS - consulting firm that leads to LRH and sci courses, part of WISE group. Pod Tdy

VOLUNTEER MINISTERS ASSOCIATION - a group of scientology ministers whose intention is to establish contact with community leaders and groups. CWF

WAY TO HAPPINESS FOUNDATION, THE - IAS Member, donated in excess of $40,000 to "War Chest". Function to distribute LRH literature to publics schools and community organizations. Get name recognition for L Ron Hubbard the "humanitarian". Time BBC

WISE INTERNATIONAL (World Institute of Scientology Enterprises) - Licenses use of LRH management tech to the WISE group firms, and sells and distributes LRH and scientology books, with the main focus on businesses and professionals.. Responsible to get LRH tech and scientology in the business world. Sci News Pod Tdy Oversees Hubbard Colleges of Administration and Effective Management Centers. Prosperity Member of the Patrons of the Association who have donated in excess of $100,000 to the Assn's "War Chest" Impact Mag

WORLD LITERACY CRUSADE - A "reading program" outreach developed to get LRH Tech and scientology influence into public schools and communities. One of scientology's many famous celebrities who is successfully advertising for the front group is Musician/Actor Isaac Hayes. Great opportunity for PR and political influence. ARS and adv

YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS - A front group formed to get Co$'s dissemination into public schools and youth organizations for the purpose of influencing critical thought regarding Co$'s fraud and abuse.

Educational Front Groups Used for Infiltration of Schools and Youth Organizations.

APPLIED SCHOLASTICS - Functions as an educational organization to spread LRH (L. Ron Hubbard) courses and scientology ethics and beliefs in their schools. All schools licensed by Applied Scholastics are scientology schools staffed and directed by scientologists.

ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION - Runs some of the church's front groups and activities. Under ABLE's management, other fronts infiltrate business and organizations to introduce LRH idea's and teachings. Includes Applied Scholastics, The Way to Happiness Foundation, Narconon and Criminon To get involved in education and community groups. Promotes Applied Scholastics and other scientology organizations.

CONCERNED BUSINESSMENS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA - sponsors writing contests and other programs in schools, and try to get students involved in LRH beliefs. Hands out Way To Happiness (By LRH) to community groups, police, prisons and other groups. Purpose, to promote scio. and get name recognition for LRH T NHJ Bet. Bus Bur.

CRY OUT - interfaces with organizations like Greenpeace and capitalizes on children's environmental concerns, it distributes comic book like primer on the environment sponsored by Arsenio Hall and Rick Dees, and making no mention of scientology, to school children. Bet Bus Bur.

DRUG FREE MARSHALS PROGRAM - PR program to get a good name for scientology into the community C mag Favorable circumstance for photo and/or press opportunity Also makes available the distribution of "The Way to Happiness" booklets to children to promote name and face recognition with LRH.

EDUCATION ALIVE - train and tutor in Hubbard's study tech and attempt to get various scientology programs into local PTA's and school systems. Works in conjunction with Applied Scholastics and ABLE Bet. Bus Bur Applied Scholastics affiliate delivers LRH tech to S. Africa and other parts of the continent WIS p. 333 Given grant by S. African Council of Churches to train teachers in LRH policy to pass on to their students. Int Sci News

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR EFFECTIVE EDUCATION - (IAFEE) - Front group created for the purpose of infiltrating public and private schools with the LRH/Co$ agenda from CCHR (anti- psych) and to promote LRH "Study Techonology" and eliminate "Psych Based" education.

INTERNATIONAL COALITION FOR DRUG AWARENESS- http://www.drugawareness.org - Yet another Co$ CCHR front group to extoll the evils of "The Psychs".

LEAD THE WAY TO A DRUG FREE USA - campaign led by the Office of Special Affairs of the church of scientology to get involvement with the community using anti-drug causes as the button Sci Tdy

NARCONON - Chain of alcohol and drug rehabs that promote and lead to LRH and Scientology. NHJ

WAY TO HAPPINESS FOUNDATION, THE - IAS Member, donated in excess of $40,000 to "War Chest". Function to distribute LRH literature to publics schools and community organizations. Get name recognition for L Ron Hubbard the "humanitarian". Time BBC

WORLD LITERACY CRUSADE - A "reading program" outreach developed to get LRH Tech and scientology influence into public schools and communities. One of scientology's many famous celebrities who is successfully advertising for the front group is Musician/Actor Isaac Hayes. Great opportunity for PR and political influence. ARS and adv

YOUTH FOR HUMAN RIGHTS A front group formed to get Co$'s dissemination into public schools and youth organizations for the purpose of influencing critical thought regarding Co$'s fraud and abuse.

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more about Scientology mechanisms:

EDIT: LET ME EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THESE ELEMENTS THAT MAKE UP TRANFERENCE ARE LARGELY INVISIBLE TO THE INDUCTEE. I DISCUSS "CONSUMERS" AND "CHOICE" BELOW. ANY SYSTEMS WHICH PROFESS FREE CHOICE TO CONSUMERS, BUT WHERE CHOICE IS EFFECTIVELY ELIMINATED BY INVISIBLE MEANS OF DECEPTION AND CONTROL, CAN NO LONGER BE SAID TO REPRESENT FREE CHOICE.


Hubbard completely redefined transference as the patient taking on the identity of the practitioner. This was not a one-time error; Hubbard repeated his new definition for transference in the Saint Hill ® Special Briefing Course Lecture numbered SH Spec 6507C27 56, as well as in Certainty Vol. 9 No. 7.57 Hubbard hid his crime in broad daylight; to this day, glossaries in tape transcripts and newer versions of basic books provide the correct definition of transference. Hubbard knew he could not resolve the subject of transference—his entire empire was built around it!

In every Scientologist he maliciously created a monumental negative transference against psychotherapy and psychoanalysis so that they would never turn to a psychiatric text for any authority on the human mind. And his research continued in the direction of how to abuse transference by obscuring its effects. I will point out a couple of technical examples of this a little later.

Transference vs. Valence

Very briefly, in transference, one is dealing with a relationship issue. If one addresses valence, however, one is not dealing with a relationship—he is dealing with a psychological identity. Treating a valence does nothing to address the transference.

As an example, say the person has a “mother” complex. The psychoanalyst would not address the identity of the patient-as-mother. The patient isn’t being mother! The patient’s identity is a completely wrong target. To address the individual’s identity directly would introvert him totally and bury the complex even further.

It gets much worse. Not only did Hubbard manage to bury the complex and obscure the transference, he developed technology that would literally replace the person’s identity, while making him feel completely extroverted. (Tom Cruise) I will discuss some examples of this under later headings.

Lower Bridge

One can easily see that the lower Bridge comprises copious permutations of Freudian-based free association exercises. Within the context of proper therapy, they would probably be relatively innocuous. Hubbard used the psychoanalytic techniques of free association to make the Scientologist feel that he was getting somewhere. He justified this under the heading of “getting charge off the case”. People do experience temporary releases and relief at the lower levels. This is not because of Scientology; it is because of “squirrel” psychotherapy called Scientology.

It is even conceivable that some Scientologists may experience some accidental resolution of transference in various areas of their lives. This would be permitted only if that resolution does not disturb the Scientologist’s dependence on Scientology. As an example of this: a person has a session and discovers he can now paint. (These things do occur in auditing from time to time. As above, it is not Scientology—it is what Scientology has stolen from psychology.) Now our painter decides to quit his job and stop making his Bridge payments, or leave his course so he can explore his new ability. Forget it! Unless his contributions and time on course remains undisturbed, he would be “out-ethics” by making these life changes. He is told gently or not so gently by the ethics officer that he has “stopped to smell the roses”, when what he really needs to do is pay for his next Scientology service, and “go OT. “Positive effects” that the Scientologist experiences along the way are important to the degree that they give the Scientologist something to point to as “progress” up the Bridge.

There is, however, a dangerous aspect of Freudian analysis and free association. Free association is known in psychoanalysis to activate complexes. Every answer to a repetitive question in Scientology auditing is contained within the complex that the question itself evokes. By the specially trained-in impingement of the auditor upon the person’s unconscious, and by the authority of the auditor, the complex is activated. The preclear continues to find new answers to the same question repeated by the auditor; the process is complete when the preclear voices a new realization about the content of the complex, and when a particular needle response is seen on the e-meter.

In Scientology, it is held that nothing in the person’s current life is really aberrative; that the source of his troubles lays much further back in time. The only “purpose” for addressing a case at lower levels is to release enough attention and affect so that the Scientologist can make contact with and address the things that Hubbard professed to lay at the bottom of every being’s difficulty.58

Scientologists do not realize that with every session, despite whatever else “positive” that happens, their unconscious allegiance to Scientology gets strengthened. Every complex that is touched on in a session has psychic energy connected with it. The auditing process provides the conduit for that psychic energy to be redirected to a Scientology complex.

Hubbard constructed the sequence of the Bridge to exactly mimic the formulation of the complex and its transference. With the Freudian free association processes, existing complexes are rearranged and the energy contained in those complexes is utilized to create a growing complex and transference to Hubbard and Scientology. Every auditing process is constructed and ordered into a grade that accomplishes a phases of the transference. The Bridge is the sequence of those grades.

The Scientologist thinks that he is there of his own will. He is not. It is not possible to be operating under one’s own free will while being manipulated by a massive, growing transference that grips every facet of his life. Scientology points to the “releases” that their brand of psychotherapy brings, and holds it up as the only thing that is going on. Behind the scenes however, Scientology actually replaces the identity of the person with Hubbard’s own version of who he “should be”. The person thinks he is getting closer to his own basic personality. He thinks differently about his life, and about his purposes. He feels simpler. He feels “clearer”. He is not. He is selling his soul, piece by piece, and he is replacing it with a grotesque caricature, called Hubbard.

What happens when a person leaves Scientology or is excommunicated? Very often he will feel a terrible loss, a terrible loneliness, guilt, or depression. Scientologists would look at this and say he feels that way because he betrayed Scientology. No. Any bad psychological effect from leaving Scientology is because of the unconscious transference that Scientology worked so hard to build up. That transference is not healed simply by the action of leaving Scientology.

Some unconscious process in the apologetic may convert that transference to a negative transference against Scientology. And that is the point where Scientology employs their “Fair Game” policy against the apologetic. If they cannot maintain a positive transference and control of a Scientologist, Scientology will label him a “suppressive person”, and do everything in their power to destroy their new enemy. They will use the apologetic’s own prior confessions from his auditing. They will lie in court and they will use their transference technology on judges, on political figures and on IRS agents; they will use it on anyone they must manipulate to further their own ends. They will do everything that an insane criminal would do. Their secret transference weapons are specialized according to the function of the job for which the Scientologist gets trained. And they are particularly vicious in the arena of their external intelligence operations.

Scientology uses the lower Bridge to strengthen transference, to extort money and to ensure that the person remains trapped for as long as he has money to pay. This is so true that the Scientologist’s friends will start to disassociate with the person if he has been off the Bridge for too long. The peer pressure is subtle, but it carries tremendous power. The penniless Scientologist has not lost his transference to Scientology. He will go to any lengths to get back on the Bridge so he can regain his status with Scientology. It is the power of the unconscious transference that is at work, not some superhuman OT phenomenon that keeps a person on the Bridge.

Certain psychic phenomena occur in Scientology auditing, which the preclear would have no way of interpreting, except as contained in Scientology “scriptures”. For example, preclears quite often make contact with images of famous personalities and deities and believe that they are addressing their own personal experience as those identities. The auditor has been trained to view such contact as a manifestation of a delusory case condition; it is viewed that the preclear was overwhelmed in that time by the identity he now considers himself to be. He is further admonished to take the preclear through the incident as it is perceived by the preclear.59

Any auditor will eventually run across any number of archaic celebrities in the mind of his preclear: Buddhas, Jesus Christs, Napoleons, etc.

This is not to be construed as any effort to make less of the individual being audited, or of the psychic reality of such images. However, it is my strong opinion that the automatic interpretation the preclear is expected to make is not properly construed, taught or acted upon in Scientology. Further, the identification with such images can have tremendously disastrous psychological effects in the person’s concept of himself and of his relationship to his life. The person’s own religious ideas are manipulated, using psychological measures of a very sinister and dangerous nature.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2008 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure Scientology is different because Hubbard learned a little occult technology under Jack Parsons, and Crowley, and was certainly a good hypnotist.

We do need a religion that emphasizes psychological balance as a prelude to healthy spirituality; it is just that Scientology does not fill this vacuum at all.

It is just another loud cult promoting itself with glib superficial claims to healing it never has proven, and in the process making itself a wealthy institution that only seeks to maintain itself.
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zak247 wrote:
Sure Scientology is different because Hubbard learned a little occult technology under Jack Parsons, and Crowley, and was certainly a good hypnotist.

We do need a religion that emphasizes psychological balance as a prelude to healthy spirituality; it is just that Scientology does not fill this vacuum at all.

It is just another loud cult promoting itself with glib superficial claims to healing it never has proven, and in the process making itself a wealthy institution that only seeks to maintain itself.


One famous critic calls it a fraud pretending to be a cult.

Zak, you made me aware of one very important point:

I tried to completely distinguish Scientology from other mainstream religions based on it's public actions and relationship with society. I can partly do so, but I cannot do so completely. Many things Scientology has done to harm people, the others have done too.

There are many webpages on Scientology abuse and murders, but nothing on the scale of the Iraq War or the Palestine Occupation, or various Wahabbist brutality. I can probably include various Hindu and Buddhist Shinto etc. violence and repression, which is also supposed to be outside the scope of the religion itself, but sometimes sanctioned by religious figures.

Arguably, that's because Scientologists do not currently possess this technology or political power or the numbers, not because they would use such power differently. Arguably, because Scientology does not have a base of "goodness", generosity, humanity, etc., rather an extreme focus on power and control as it's core foundation, it would be far worse and far more dangerous IF it acquired significant power to abuse.

Arguably, other major religions, though brutal and harmful activities have been run through them, including promoting "holy" Wars, their societies also include strong denouncements of these *abberations* or *misuse* of their religion, and emphasize aspects like Peace and Ethical Morality, Golden Rule, Kindness, Mercy, Justice, etc. Arguably these are religions which also run aground on the rocks of political infighting, power-seeking, human weakness, superstitions, and exceptionalism/rightness.

Scientology seems to be completely missing those gentle aspects, except as useful in terms of "sales" and "customer relations" and reward/punishment of members/outsiders.


Scientology ALSO seems to be missing the emphasis on Integrity embodied by (what I've read of) the Church of Satan/Temple of Set.

CoS/ToS believe in "Do as Thou Wilt", but they also believe in personal responsibility for one's deeds, and obedience to the Law. CoS/ToS writing was strongly against carrying out campaigns of attack, even of ex-members and outsiders who caused them political harm. They ejected/rejected recalcitrant members who committed financial misdeeds or carried on activities (drugs, sexual abuse) which could bring public scorn on their Church. They strove to rise above the petty sniping of enemies, in their public statements.

Scientology, like some Islamists and others, hounds people to make them return, and attacks "apostates", but according to insiders, it does so due solely for selfish financial motives, not even twisted moralistic reasons, or fevered beliefs. (Some Islamists, for example, persecute "poor" members who leave because it's "a sin" to reject the faith. Scientology, if it can't drain it's ex-members for more money, ostracizes them and threatens them into silence, but I think it otherwise ignores them for the most part. This may be incorrect, they may also seek to entrap them for providing "free services" i.e. slavery.)

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In addition to their own language, look and morality, the Scientology world has its own definition of crime and punishment, with certain acts labelled as "misdemeanors" (e.g., refusing an E-meter check), "crimes" (e.g., heckling a Scientology supervisor) and "high crimes" (e.g., yielding a Scientologist to the demands of civil or criminal law).
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Alexander Mitchell, who writes consistently interesting articles on Scientology for the London Sunday Times, found that in the basement of the Scientology Queen Street office, London, the Scientologists actually had a prison -- a tiny padlocked room known as the "dungeon" where erring Scientologists were locked up, sometimes for several days, on bread, butter and water. "If a member of the staff made an accounting slip, or infringed on an ethics order," he wrote, "he is taken to the dungeon to enable him to find out where he is in Scientology."

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But most Scientologists stay there not because they fear investigations or blackmail but because they genuinely believe in their Church and its principles. Scientologists are perfectly contented to "disconnect" or divorce themselves from their "suppressive" spouses or parents, if necessary, remarry other Scientologists, have their own children audited, leave their jobs, and become part of the world of Scientology -- a world so different from the real one that it hits you like the heat on a hot summer day from the moment that you walk into an org. It's a world with its own morality, according to the Australian inquiry into Scientology which found that a Scientologist can seduce a fifteen-year-old girl because she's really over seventy trillion plus fifteen-years-old -- obviously past the age of consent. The Scientology world has its own language, which often makes them sound as if they're eating a metaphysical alphabet soup (PTS, Org, SP, LRH, MEST, etc).
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Another reason that Scientologists are trying to get into so many different areas may be found in their recently revised "Code of a Scientologist." This code not only states that their goal is to increase their number in the world, but also their strength. Early in Hubbard's career, he claimed that Dianeticians, because of their higher I.Q.s, would form an aristocracy, and that this elite corps would subjugate the rest.

"One sees with some sadness that more than three-quarters of the world's population will become subject to the remaining [one-quarter Dianeticians] as a natural consequence and about which we can do exactly nothing."

"But even if they do want to take over," said one former Scientologist, "they can't become dangerous unless they become political and then somebody gives them a government or an army."

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I won't bother adding more.
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Radical Islam is accused of similar crimes to Scientology, but many less-strict mainstreamed modernized Muslims denounce these practices and say they are NOT part of Islam, are part of other older cultural biases, or may be "barbarism of a different era", or are part of a "Wahabbi" cult or 'spectrum' or interpretation, which is not central to Islam.

Fine. At least American Muslims I know do not seem to reflect "Wahabbist" tendencies.

Some Christian fundies also exhibit some bizarre rituals -- Randy Weaver made his menstruating wife and daughter sleep in a separate building -- and this is socially abnormal in our modern context, seen as 'spiritual abuse' now, but I read nothing about other forms of torture from these types.

Christian Identity/Aryan Nation/KKK all contain some aspects of Christianity, but I don't think I'd call them -- and their Exterminationism and Holy Race War beliefs -- examples of the Christian religion at all. I'm not an expert, but I'd say it's purely racism, hatred, and eugenics grafted onto some Biblical roots.


Hubbard IS the sole inventor of his entire story. It cannot be said that Jesus is the sole inventor of Christianity, nor Mohammed the sole inventor of Islam, since both rely on ancient effects of Judaism which were collaborative and reliant on older and more primitive religions.

AA (arguably not a religion at all) is strongly deriviative of Christianity, diluted or enhanced (depending how you see it) by Eastern religions, and informed or influenced by psycho-analysis. It is not a one-man invention either, and it's so unstrict and unintrusive that it's not even in the same ballpark as any of the others.

Several of Hubbard's statements and policies describe Scientology in the context of an Intelligence org. or a Business, while it legally claims status as a religion.


I wanted to describe Scientology as 'unique' in other ways, such as in having infiltrated govt offices, but I can't quite do that. They have done that in a different manner, by covertly getting hired to sensitive jobs for express purposes of erasing legal files, seizing files, and blackmailing enemy individuals. However, that is arguably similar to some Neo-Cons, Zionists, and Christian Rightists/Dominionists/Reconstructionists in politics.

Christianity and Judaism have "invaded" the US govt to a frightning degree. Both the Christian Right Political Morality + Power movements and the Zionism aspect of Judaism have "infected" our politics.

The writer named Israel Shahak has described a dishonest mode of thinking where Jewish people who do not believe in a God that exists, nevertheless believe that He gave Israel to the Jews. Arguably, this is NO LONGER a religion, or it is a religion that worships a State, a Race, a Triumph, a People, a Land, and many other symbolic and tangible things, but NOT the God of Judaism, though some who believe in aspects of Zionism also practice parts of Judaism.

Many mainstream American Liberal Christians have attacked the various Christian Right factions as NOT representing the essence or core of Christianity, or rather representing only parts of it which appeal to it's political and moralistic and control-freak agenda.


Anyhow, I'm not so much defending Judeo-Christianity-Islam, which have very fucked up and cultish aspects to all of them, but Scientology seems to be a different animal for reasons previously mentioned.


Many years ago, a woman in AA from Long Island who liked my tone of voice, words, wit, thought I should either
a) become a Rabbi
b) start my own religion.
She always laughed while saying she was not joking. She roughly reminded me of a non-Jewish Fran Drescher.

I would not consider any religion that I created to have any more or any less authenticity than Hubbard's religion, i.e. it would be equally fake, except as my own personal faith. However, mine would not insist that everyone OUTSIDE my religion is either subhuman or an enemy, nor would my religion include blackmailing, extorting, injuring, or otherwise harming non-Dilbertists, in the manner that Scientology DOES do these things.

I don't believe Scientology is *just* another religion like any other. I think the E-Meter is totally fake, but I also believe large parts of the Bible are fake, self-serving, bizarre, even if ancient.


I would think that the takedown called Soul Hackers would clarify the finer distinctions. Other religions may "hack souls" as well, but not solely in the services of Ron Hubbard (as it was) or his successors. And who picked Hubbard's successors anyhow? How did they get there?
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Every time i read comparions between religions (or political parties), this scene invariably plays over and over in my (alleged) mind:

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Rump, you got it, but for whatever reason, I find this psych stuff fascinating:

EDIT: LET ME EMPHASIZE HERE THAT THESE ELEMENTS THAT MAKE UP TRANFERENCE ARE LARGELY INVISIBLE TO THE INDUCTEE. I DISCUSS "CONSUMERS" AND "CHOICE" BELOW. ANY SYSTEMS WHICH PROFESS FREE CHOICE TO CONSUMERS, BUT WHERE CHOICE IS EFFECTIVELY ELIMINATED BY INVISIBLE MEANS OF DECEPTION AND CONTROL, CAN NO LONGER BE SAID TO REPRESENT FREE CHOICE.

There's a section on experiencing Nothingness (not uncommon to religions, but described here as formatting a hard drive prior to reprogramming with Hubbard's mental program).

The Tone Scale

At some point early on in the person’s training, he trains on the technology and applications of Hubbard’s emotional tone scale. Like the TRs, tone scale material is basic Scientology, and is taught and applied thereafter throughout Scientology, at every technical, administrative and organizational level.

The tone scale is a list of emotions arranged in what is given as a descending order of positivity. Each emotion listed is given an arbitrary number that represents the quantity of mental mass supposedly activated at the moment the emotion is experienced. The abridged version of the tone scale represents the scale of emotions a Dianetics auditor would encounter in a “human being”: a degraded thetan who is now being carted around by a body.71 The expanded tone scale is used in Scientology to staticize the emotions of the thetan direct; without a body the thetan is supposedly capable of a much wider range of emotions.

At the top of the expanded tone scale one finds “Serenity of Beingness” at 40.0. “Body Death” lies at 0.0. At the bottom of the list, at –40.0, lies “Total Failure”. The student is coached to dramatize each emotion on this list, over and over; until his supervisor is satisfied he has edited out any emotion that appears to be fixed or “inappropriate.”

The Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation and Dianetic Processing that accompanies the basic text on the subject includes forty-two category headings which correspond to the list of emotions. Headings include one’s medical condition, psychiatric condition, expected ethics range, sexual behavior, truth level, and so on. The student uses this chart extensively to evaluate his own and others’ psychological condition.

The student is taught that this chart is an exact plot for any human; that for example a person who is covertly hostile would invariably and without exception have corresponding characteristics such as:

Quote:
[…] Psychotic Range: Psychotic

Sexual Behavior: Promiscuity, perversion, sadism, irregular practices

Method Used by Subject to Handle Others: Nullifies others to get them to the level where they can be used. Devious and vicious means. Hypnotism, gossip. Seeks hidden control.

— L. Ron Hubbard


the idea that the more “massy” or “stuck to the physical” the person is, the closer he is to the evil that Scientology is designed to resolve.

The student is drilled to instantly plot anyone’s emotional tone. In doing so, he makes a blanket judgment of any subject, as delineated by the chart. With this “tool” under his belt, he knows who he can trust or not trust, ...

The tone scale and its corresponding chart is the template with which the student observes and interacts with others in his environment; this is the bible he uses to monitor his own emotions and social responses. The tone scale is one of the most basic controlling tools used at all levels, used by the Scientologist in every area of his life.

Qualified independent professionals have never ratified the writings of Hubbard in general, and the tone scale and Chart of Attitudes in specific. Keep in mind that by the time the lay Scientology student begins to study the tone scale material, he has already likely been psychologically affected in ways that would alter his critical faculties and perceptions relative to the material.

Apart from the obvious ramifications this has on the Scientologist’s relationship with his family and other associates, the tone scale also works subjectively upon the Scientologist. The Scientologist is taught the exact pattern and range of acceptable emotional range at any time. He knows that if he exhibits an emotion below 2.0, “Antagonism”, his reactive mind has taken over control, and that anything he does or says at this tone level will be subject to scrutiny; [...]

He is taught that he can and must create emotions at his own “will”, that any negative emotions stem from that part of him which is his ultimate enemy to him and to those around him—his reactive mind.

He discovers that he must only associate socially with those who conduct themselves within a certain emotional range, that at any time anyone could drop below 2.0 and betray him, lie to him and otherwise be unworthy of his association and trust. He even learns how to select his business partner and his wife (or her husband) by carefully plotting her on the tone scale.

But, above all else, he is taught that the only “safe” and appropriate place where he can feel negative emotions will be in his auditing sessions, [...]

In short, he must repress his emotions and override his natural responses in favor of those emotions deemed acceptable and called for by Hubbard. The tone scale and its emotional manipulation serves to completely bypass the way the Scientologist actually feels. It closes the door and makes inaccessible to the Scientologist that part of the person who knows he is really not a robot, someone who cannot be trusted with feeling and experiencing on his own terms.

[...]

The Scientologist desperately needs to be able to evaluate his environment with his own responses. But he has, in becoming a Scientologist, unwittingly sold and given over control of his soul to the “Church” of Scientology and to L Ron Hubbard. He thinks that he is his personality and that all else is invalid or on the negative side of the scale. He is “extroverted” to the degree that his unconscious content is repressed and projected out into the environment.

He is no longer able to grant validity to any input from anyone outside Scientology except as through the artificial template personality that his training has erected around him. He “knows” that he is superior to a non-Scientologist, that non-members are to be pitied, they are to be recruited, they are to be controlled, and if they are critical about his “religion”, they must be excised from his life.


several more sections follow, then

Why Scientology Calls Itself a Religion

(the assumption here is that religion is *good*)

Transference is sometimes viewed not as a negative thing, but as completely positive. The Pope in the Roman Catholic Church would be an example of this. As the servant of servants, he acts as the ultimate mediator between the parishioner and God; transference is carried to God via the Pope.

Hubbard capitalized on the phenomenon of the positive transference found in any religion; he turned it into a black version for his own self-aggrandizement. He knew that religion by its very nature would is the perfect breeding ground for the manipulation of transference; God cannot be scientifically proven, nor can a belief system be explained in a logical way.

Scientology hides behind a pseudo-religious façade. That façade is a grotesque and hideous expression of Hubbard’s own criminal insanity and of his own psychotic identification with the image of God.
[...]

Granted, the definitions of soul and spirit are variously delimited in the religions of the world; it is important to note again that a fundamental, if not hidden reality in Scientology is that one does not develop a relationship with a god—one is a god. This can be further emphasized with the Scientology concept that as one goes up the Bridge to Total Freedom, one can be more and more of each dynamic, which of course includes the God Dynamic.

In Scientology, Hubbard is Source, and there is no other Source. Whether he felt he was The Supreme Being is frankly irrelevant. In Scientology there is no room for another god or God, despite rhetoric to the contrary. He effectively overthrew, in the collective opinion of Scientologists, all the archetypal images of humanity’s greatest spiritual leaders, including Dharma <sic>, Krishna, Lao-Tse, Gautama Buddha, Moses, Christ and Mohammed—he colored the banner black and he took it up himself.

It is not necessary to express the obvious hierarchal spiritual and religious relationship the individual has with the organization of Scientology and with Hubbard. That Hubbard is dead provides no relief from this spiritual connection and hierarchy, as he too is “Immortal”. His continued Scientology research and involvement was announced at his memorial service.

This should also explain to the reader why it is that the myth of Hubbard is so jealously and devotedly guarded and promoted, regardless of incontrovertible evidence of the blatant lies contained within the official version. The organization of Scientology knows it is absolutely critical for its survival that Hubbard’s myth be kept alive. If existing Scientologists were somehow gotten into a psychological condition where they could be enlightened about the full truth of Hubbard’s life and death, they would be permitted to come to terms with the spiritual fraud that has been inflicted upon them and through them. Their departure would cause Scientology to crumble. Scientology knows that as soon as the person no longer sees Hubbard as a deity, as Source, Scientology will not “work” for that person.

[...]
However, the psychological premise of transference stands, with or without the Anti-Christ argument in the alleged OT 8 theory.

A human god does not need religion—he needs psychotherapy. What a person gets in Scientology is black psychotherapy.


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