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Dec 1, 1969 The Tragi-Farce of Scientology — Queen (magazine)
If you think you have problems with Scientology in England, you should see what's happening in the States. Here, they pass out their leaflets on the street corners of some of the most pukka neighbourhoods, urging innocent bystanders to try out Scientology. Those who have accepted the invitation have found themselves in one of their many dingy headquarters, listening to a dull lecture on Scientology, followed by a film of equal merit on its leader, L. Ron Hubbard. Those who didn't ...
Nov 9, 1969 Scientology -- Cult with millions of followers led by man who claims he's visited heaven twice — National Enquirer More: link
Ralph Lee Smith
How profitable Scientology has become is one of the organization's most closely guarded secrets, but estimates of the personal worth of founder L. Ron Hubbard have ranged up to $7 million. In 1963 the Internal Revenue Service claimed the church earned more than $750,000 in the United States from 1955 through 1959, the year Hubbard moved international headquarters from Washington, D.C., to England. There, according to the Los Angeles Times, world receipts rose to $140,000 weekly in 1968. —– In New ...
Sep 29, 1969 Scientology: Total freedom and beyond — The Nation More: link
The Nation DONOVAN BESS Mr. Bess is on the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco
This is the year of
. It is also the year in which that psychological sophisticate,
, came back from his guru in India to reap a big following of inner-space explorers with his story of spiritual conversion. It is a lime of burgeoning meditation societies on the college campuses, and of passionate rebellion against the amorality of our technology. Thus it ...
Apr 1, 1969 Scientology: Is there anything you don't understand — Eye (New York) More: link
Eye (New York)
Scientology begins with Dianetic Release, leads up through Grade O, SOLO and eventually CLEAR. And, if you're among the lucky few, you might even emerge an auditor... one of the most valuable beings on the planet. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND? BY GEORGE MALKO Leonard Cohen's in it, and so is Tennessee Williams, read William Burroughs, and Cass Elliot got her Grades down in St. Thomas, and there's the rumor that's been around for years that Truman or Kennedy or ...
Feb 1, 1969 The storm over Dianetics: Is it science or is it swindle? — Coronet (New York) More: link
Coronet (New York)
Individuals have attacked its "church," governments have barred its believers. Few ideas in modern time have provoked such passions Last summer, England locked its rock-ribbed coast to the pilgrims who had come from all over the world to attend a dianetics conference on British soil. It was only the latest skirmish in the storm-ridden history of dianetics (
dia, through; noos, mind) and scientology ( scio, truth; ology, study). Few ideas in our time have aroused such passions. "It's the key to mental ...
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