By Tory Christman
Scientology, Medication and My Life While "In", On Medication.
Much has been written and spoken about recently having to do
And what it's all about, thanks to Tom Cruise attacking
People are talking.
This didn't go over too well, and for someone like me, who
spent 30 YEARS fighting this exact insanity he rants about, it's delightful
to see people getting to hear it in public, and comment on it. Thank you Tom Cruise!
While I was a member of the organization known as "The Church
of Scientology", I was told I had to get off the much needed medications I was
to take to control
Being a true believer, I dove right in, following just as Tom
Yes, I was put on intense programs of vitamins. I was told
these vitamins were all I needed to 'Handle' Epilepsy, that
really it was just a lack of magnesium. Adel Davis was the
source both Hubbard used, and numerous Scientologists trying to
tell me what I needed, and didn't need. Please let me make this
perfectly Clear: NONE of these people, just as Tom Cruise is not
trained medically, none of the people telling me I must get off
the medications my Doctor prescribed were medically trained.
Sadly, their programs didn't work AT ALL. I began having
seizure after Grand Mal Seizure within the "Churches" of
Scientology. What happened then? Well, first they'd take care of
me briefly, but then, always, it came back to me. Who was I
connected to that I was having seizures? Scientology believes
one must be connected to someone evil, if they're sick in any
way. more Also, it was implied there was something VERY wrong with
me, and very bad. I must handle it with their counseling, which
I struggled with for really 30 years.
Granted, one might read it and ask, "What is wrong with you,
that you would follow such a program?" That's an excellent
question, and all I can say is Scientology is like an extremely
slow train of mind control. Once on, and believing Hubbard
actually had THE answers, one tends to turn off things that are
not right. A perfect example is Tom Cruise. Tom is now at almost
the top level of Scientology. He's supposed to have near
supernatural powers. However, in the basic Creed of a
Scientologist it says, "Man has the inalienable right to free
speech, free thought". However, Tom Cruise is not allowed to
speak with me. Ok, he could, however, on the mind control
train, one is trained not to ever speak with "Suppressives", more as
they are truly so evil, they could harm you.
ME???? Little old me??? Well, in truth, once I left
Scientology and began speaking out, they declared me, one of
their top producing members, a suppressive person, and I promise
you, Tom Cruise wouldn't meet with me if you paid him! That's a
violation of the very Creed he says he follows, but he'll have
'tech' (Hubbard's writings) to explain why it's Ok. I understand
that, however, I will never, ever understand ALL of my 30 year
friends 'Disconnecting' more from me, just because I changed my mind.
Not one of them called me, or even asked, "What happened?"
Neither would Tom Cruise...even if we were in the same room. He
knows, just as he told Matt.
Oh I know, he could explain why not with tons of adjectives
about "religious bigots", 'destructive people" etc. I know, as I
used to believe the same junk. The sad truth is this: I
realized, and hopefully Tom will too, that ALL the people that
were declared Suppressives couldn't possibly ALL be as bad as
Scientology said. Many were on their Top 10 list of great
Scientologists, to be junked over night.
Anyways, I spent years trying to get off of the medications I
needed, unsuccessfully. I went back on the medications I needed,
as my Mother had pointed out, "No, Dianetics won't fix it! Tory,
they're going to KILL you!" I had fallen in the shower and broke
my front teeth, and was losing my memory daily. Finally I agreed
to return to taking my medications. I spent years and years and
years being looked down on, Just as Tom did the other day, by
Scientologists who thought they knew better. more
I cannot say it enough: Scientology IS dangerous to your
health. Granted, there are many nice Scientologists, and most
have no idea what I'm speaking about. There is a very dark
side to Scientology, and all I can say is study BOTH sides, and
make up your own mind.
If you'd like to find out more about it, please stop by
and read up on the many stories from X-Members who spent years
It's terrific to be finally free. Thank you Tom Cruise for
showing the world one of the key reasons I left.
In Scientology for 30 years
Out for 5 years!
Free at last J
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"Those that give up essential liberty to purchase a little
temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
— Benjamin Franklin