Going Clear by Lawrence Wright Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman Troublemaker by Leah Remini A Piece of Blue Sky . Janet Reitman takes readers inside Scientology in her book about America’s most secretive religion. The limestone and granite Church of Scientology in midtown Manhattan is located just northwest of Times Square, at West 46th Street.

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This was way before Scientology received tax exempt status as a religion and I expected my former girl friend was smart enough to use these particular pamphlets to try to impress a young guy who was showing some strong ambivalence regarding organized religion. Could it be that you’re traumatized by war?!

‘Inside Scientology’ by Janet Reitman: book review – latimes

That gets more and more costly. At the very least, it swindles its members of their money.

Paul took a OMG Scientology. I had hit the jackpot. Many reviews have called Inside Scientology boring. I mentioned my curiosity, and one person svientology our group said, “Go in there and you’ll never get out. Scientology, created in by pulp science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard’s relationship, the culling of its senior leadership, etc.

Scientology’s “auditing” process is flat out scary. Their goal is to spread Hubbard’s teachings to the secular, business world.

Much like the Boy Scouts, members slowly climb the ladder of awareness by completing these courses in a prescribed manner. And so they go to dentists, doctors, chiropractors, vets—people who run their own businesses but don’t have business skills.

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The third part was the Scientology we know today. That in and of itself isn’t a bad thing, unless you let your imagination carry you away.

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One must be purged of the thetans via extensive “auditing” sessions, which are not free. Reitman is especially critical of Scientology’s current leader, David Miscavage, who took over the reins of the church from LRH and is, from Reitman’s account, exactly the sort of insecure, micromanaging, thin-skinned egomaniac you never want sciento,ogy see in power.

And then my friends and I ran out of there, screaming, before the test was done because man, it was freaky! At its core, Scientology is a complete load of bunk.

A spokesperson for the church alleged that the book was poorly researched and contained numerous inaccuracies. Preview — Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman. I read them and wasn’t too impressed.

They took the brother of one of my best friends! But that’s what happened. She went to a funky bookstore in L. How they recruited their members.

Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion

Rolling Stone contributing editor Janet Reitman didn’t know much about Scientology when she started researching the religion back in for the magazine. This is the authoritarian dream, a population of zombies, free to be manipulated by the great brains of the founder, the leader of the inner manipulative clique.

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Ron Hubbard’s childhood and early life, his jante marriage and kids whom he abandoned after coming back from WWII.

But in Scientology, apparently they would take them inside the church for a lecture, and they’d vanish. Ron himself for weeks, which eventually lead to her death from a pulmonary embolism via starvation, dehydration, and immobility?!!

She and journalist L. Miscavige got the worst of Hubbard. There’s not scientoloby to dispute about who this guy “really” was. After its release the book was criticized by the Church of Scientology.

Book review: ‘Inside Scientology’ by Janet Reitman

But it was eye-opening. I had this amazing access to them. She’s as fair as possible in presenting L. And it’s touched upon ever so briefly here, along with passed life role-play and billion year contracts and auditing and becoming “clear”.

Being myself a devout follower of a modern American prophet and the faith that he founded, I felt I owed an objective reading to this book. It’s worse than that, though.