Dublin Offlines: Speaking out against the Cult of Scientology
This is the press information packet for the June 30th conference. It contains a brief overview of the conference, an overview of the Scientology organisation, brief speaker biographies and a timeline of Scientology in Ireland.
For the first time ever, a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology is lifting the lid on life inside the worlds fastest growing cult. The Complex reveals the true story behind the religion that has ensnared a who s who list of celebrities such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and convinced thousands of ordinary people to join up.
Duignan describes how two years ago he staged a dramatic escape from the elite paramilitary group at the core of the Church, the Sea Organisation, and how he narrowly evaded pursuit by Scientologists from the Office of Special Affairs. He looks back on the 22 years he served in the Church s secret army and describes the hours of sleep deprivation, brain-washing and intense auditing or religious counselling he endured, as he was moulded into a soldier of Scientology. He talks about the money-making-machine at the heart of the Church, the Scientology goal to Clear the Planet and Get Ethics In , the training programmes, the Rehabilitation Project Force and the punishments meted out to anyone who transgresses, including children. We follow his journey through the Church and the painful investigation that leads to his eventual realisation that there is something very wrong at Scientology s core.
The beliefs of the Church of Scientology might sound like something from a science fiction book but The Complex reveals that the Church s growing power base is a shocking reality.
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By Jon Atack
Arguably the most thoroughly researched expose of Scientology ever written, and one the Church of Scientology tried desperately to ban.
By Jon Atack
A quick overview of Scientology in under 40 pages.
By Cyril Vosper
Another book Scientology tried to ban. As one judge put it during the resulting lawsuit: “But, I think that, even on what we have heard so far, there is good ground for thinking that these courses contain such dangerous material that it is in the public interest that it should be made known.”
Bare Faced Messiah
By Russel Miller
Miller covers Hubbard’s family origins and his life chronologically while exploring and documenting his life-long habit of lying and exaggerating.
The Scandal of Scientology
By Paulette Cooper
Paulette was the target of Scientology’s infamous ‘Operation Freakout’, in which Scientology maliciously and calculatedly tried to completely destroy her life. This is the book that put Paulette on Scientology’s shit-list.
The Anderson Report – 1965, Australia
The Foster Report – 1971, England
By Robert Kaufman
Kaufman explains the mechanics of the cult in this auto-biographical look into what it is like to get into Scientology, including discussion of the secret Scientology levels.
The Road To Xenu
By Margery Wakefield
“Margery” is a fictionalized character whose story combines Wakefield’s own experiences with those of other Scientologists.
Messiah or Madman?
By Bent Corydon
& Ronald DeWolf (Ron Hubbard Jr.)
Another book that Scientology tried to legally silence. This was an interesting case in that Scientology’s legal assertions did not involve libel, slander or accuracy – rather they tried to stop it citing copyright infringement.