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Reference materials Astra Woodcraft
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Jun 13, 2010
Inside Scientology: No kids allowed — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
More: Church of Scientology response, Church spokesman Tommy Davis' letter to the Times, Declarations from Scientology members
Type: Press
Author(s): Joe Childs, Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Laura Dieckman was just 12 when her parents let her leave home to work full time for Scientology's religious order, the Sea Organization. At 16, she married a co-worker. At 17, she was pregnant. She was excited to start a family, but she said Sea Org supervisors pressured her to have an abortion. She was back at work the following day. Claire Headley joined at 16, married at 17 and was pregnant at 19. She said Sea Org supervisors threatened strenuous ...
Feb 18, 2010
The Senate lends Scientology a helping hand — Crikey (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Bernard Keane
Source: Crikey (Australia)
Last week, the Senate Privileges Committee permitted the Church of Scientology to respond in Hansard to issues raised by Senator Nick Xenophon in November last year. The Scientologists promptly issued a press release declaring they had responded to Xenophon “in Parliament”, as if they had some sort of elected status. In allowing the Scientologist response into Hansard, the Privileges Committee has allowed itself to be made party to an attack on individuals who were brave enough to raise their treatment at ...
Oct 6, 2009
Scientology's hidden tragedies — Woman (IPC Media, UK)
Sep 3, 2009
Scientology and Human Trafficking [collection of accounts]
Type: Account
Does the Church of Scientology engage in Human Trafficking? Thanks to all for the usage of footage in this video.
Mar 16, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 11 Claire Headley's lawsuit
Jan 25, 2009
Claire Headley v. CSI, RTC —
Jan 8, 2009
Infinite Complacency - 01 Marc Headley's lawsuit
Aug 11, 2008
Counterfeit Dreams - Appendix: Why Speak Out?
Aug 8, 2008
Escaping Scientology: Astra Woodcraft — Parker Sunshine
Jun 1, 2008
"We broke free of Scientology" — Glamour
Type: Press
Author(s): Shirley Velasquez
Source: Glamour
Three women—including a top church leader's niece–are helping others leave the controversial faith. In September 2006 Kendra Wiseman, 25, was reading an old issue of Glamour when she came across a story by Astra Woodcraft titled "Why I Fled Scientology." Like Astra, Kendra had grown up in the secretive religion and made the agonizing decision to abandon it. She wrote to Astra, thanking her for the story. A year and a half later, Kendra heard another shocker: Jenna Miscavige Hill, the ...
May 5, 2008
Astra Woodcraft, Lawrence Woodcraft interview on Glosslip — Glosslip
Type: Radio
Author(s): Dawn Olsen
Source: Glosslip
Astra and Lawrence Woodcraft will be joining Dawn Olsen of Glosslip Radio for a special show to discuss their experiences inside the Church of Scientology, including their life inside the Sea Org, which has been exposed recently as forcing abortions on members, prison work camps and an asbestos cover-up on the CoS Freewinds cruise ship.
Apr 24, 2008
Ex-Scientology kids share their stories — ABC News
Type: TV
Author(s): Lisa Fletcher, Ethan Nelson
Source: ABC News
He's one of the biggest box-office draws in history, but in recent years Tom Cruise has become more than just the face of his films. He has also become the face of his religion – Scientology. A recent video of Cruise – made for a Scientology event and leaked online – showed the star's unbridled passion for his religion and piqued the public's interest in a belief system that has long been surrounded by controversy. "I think it's a privilege to ...
Jun 25, 2006
The unperson // Scientologists who cross their religion can be declared suppressive persons, shunned by peers and ostracized by family — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Robert Farley
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Religions have always penalized those who betray the cause. Catholics excommunicate, barring the wayward from church rites. The Amish, Jehovah's Witnesses and some orthodox Jewish sects shun their nonconformists. In the Tampa Bay area's burgeoning Scientology community, members abide by a policy considered by some religious experts extreme: Scientologists declare their outcasts "suppressive persons." Another Scientology policy — called "disconnection" — forbids Scientologists from interacting with a suppressive person. No calls, no letters, no contact. An SP is a pariah. Anyone ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Sep 1, 2005
Why I fled Scientology — Glamour
More:, link
Type: Press
Source: Glamour
Tom cruise calls his religion "extraordinary," but 26-year-old Astra Woodcraft, who grew up in the Church's inner circle, has a different story to tell — about bizarre beliefs, pressured rules and how she finally broke tree to start her life over. On a chilly February evening in 1998, I strode quietly through Los Angeles International Airport, clutching a Virgin Atlantic ticket for London in one hand and a duffel bag stuffed with my clothes in the other. I was drenched, having ...
Jun 9, 2004
Scientology link to public schools / As early as the third grade, students in S.F. and elsewhere are subtly introduced to church's concepts via anti-drug teachings — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Nanette Asimov
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
As early as the third grade, students in S.F. and elsewhere are subtly introduced to church's concepts via anti-drug teachings A popular anti-drug program provided free to schools in San Francisco and elsewhere teaches concepts straight out of the Church of Scientology, including medical theories that some addiction experts described as "irresponsible" and "pseudoscience." As a result, students are being introduced to somebeliefs and methods of Scientology without their knowledge. Anyone listening to a classroom talk by Narconon Drug Prevention & ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 17, 2001
My Scientology nightmare — Daily Mail (UK)
Feb 17, 2001
Nicole's Scientology nightmare — Daily Mail (UK)
Feb 12, 2001
Leaving the fold // Third-generation Scientologist grows disillusioned with faith — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Don Lattin
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Astra Woodcraft, apostate and defector, is the latest enemy of the Church of Scientology. Woodcraft, 22, never really joined this controversial psycho-spiritual movement, at least not as a free-thinking adult. Astra was born into it. Founded in the 1950s by L. Ron Hubbard, a prolific science fiction writer and freelance philosopher, Scientology describes itself as "the only major new religion established in the 20th century," as a bridge to increased awareness and spiritual freedom. Woodcraft, a third-generation Scientologist, paints a different ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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