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Aug 28, 1977
The Church of Scientology - Religion or traveling medicine show? — Valley News
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Brian Alexander
Source: Valley News
The Church of Scientology offers a free personality evaluation to persons interested in its counseling services. Valley News staff writer Brian Alexander took the test at the Sherman Oaks Scientology center, posing as a college student and using an assumed name. As the second segment of a four-part series on the church, he tells what happened. —– The Church of Scientology's free personality test is like a warm handshake, but the grip is too tight. The counselor who evaluates ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 25, 1977
They hope to see clear days forever — Flint Journal (Michigan)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Betty Brenner
Source: Flint Journal (Michigan)
The two-story brick building at N. Ballenger Hwy. and Sloan St. looks as if it should house an insurance agency or doctor's office. It is a well-built, well-kept structure. Inside, quality furniture and a quiet, professional greeting welcome the visitor. But this building houses a center related to a church that is under fire from federal agencies. Early this month, the FBI used crowbars and sledgehammers to enter offices of the Church of Scientology in Hollywood and Washington, D.C. Agents were ...
Jun 23, 1977
Scientology: Money keeps rolling in — Albertan (Canada)
May 19, 1977
Scientology big: Claim — The Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Geoff Easdown
Source: The Herald (Australia)
By Herald reporter Geoff Easdown who was tested today by Mrs Elaine Allen, Victoria's first registered minister of the Church of Scientology. Scientology is operating in a bigger way than before it was banned in 1965, its first officially recognised minister in Victoria claimed today. Controversial files are still kept on those who seek counselling from its ministers. The controversial E-meter is again in use. At the Church of Scientology, 724 Inkerman Rd., Caulfield, I was given an E-meter test today ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Sep 12, 1976
Despite suspicions, Scientology flourishes / 'We are the wave of the future,' Church's lifetime Guardian tells convention — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Apr 5, 1976
A Sci-Fi Faith — TIME Magazine
Type: Press
Source: TIME Magazine
The mystery began to unfold last fall in sleepy, sun-drenched Clearwater, Fla. The Southern Land Development and Leasing Corp. decided to buy the 270-room Fort Harrison Hotel, a downtown landmark, and a nearby bank building. Southern Land stated that the hotel would stay open, but another spokesman announced that it would become a center for the United Churches of Florida, a new ecumenical outfit that soon won endorsement from twelve local clergymen. When 200 tight-lipped strangers moved into the hotel, rumors ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Dec 6, 1975
Narconon ... Confrontation to control — Delaware State News
Dec 4, 1975
Insufficient profits for Scientology E meter? — New Scientist
Type: Press
Source: New Scientist
Lafayette Ron Hubbard of the Church of Scientology is seeking to extend the life of the British patent for his E-meter. The patent (943 012) will come to the end of its natural 16 year life on 27 July, 1976, when anyone will be able to make and sell the meter. Obviously this strikes terror in the heart of the Church of Scientology, and it has given notice of intention to present a prolongation petition to the High Court of Justice. ...
Feb 1, 1975
On uncharted waters // A partial guide to groups exploring beyond the rational world — Texas Monthly
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Type: Press
Source: Texas Monthly
[...] The Church of Scientology. Founded by former science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard after he "proved conclusively that man is a spiritual being," Scientology is a "non-denominational" religion devoted to increasing the spiritual awareness of its flock. This is done by a process called Auditing, which seems to be a kind of confessional session in which a duly trained minister of Scientology guides a person into confronting emotional and spiritual logjams in his past. The actual techniques the auditor uses to ...
Oct 31, 1974
Outline for recovery house evaluation - Narconon New Life — California State Department of Health
Type: Document
Author(s): Forest S. Tennant Jr.
Source: California State Department of Health
[...] 16. RECOMMENDATIONS AND/OR CONDITIONS FOR CONTINUED STATE FUNDING a. Detoxification procedures should be stopped on the premises since their procedures are without proper medical supervision and may be dangerous. b. Three evaluation team members recommend cessations of State funding. c. One evaluation team member recommends continued funding if the following conditions are met: 1) Program must operate a facility that specifically and exclusively deals with the rehabilitation of narcotic addicted persons as required by their contract. Such condition should be ...
Sep 23, 1974
Scientology — Newsweek
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Newsweek
In the summer of 1950, an unusual book burst onto the best-seller lists and almost instantly became the focus of a national cult. "Dianetics," an extraordinary blend of Eastern philosophy, psychoanalytic technique and futuristic theory, had been concocted by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, a sometime explorer, engineer and science-fiction writer. The book offered a self-help answer to all manner of psychic and bodily ills, and the medical and psychiatric community responded with alarm. Partly for protection from these attacks, Hubbard in 1954 ...
Jul 26, 1974
Scientologists deny they harass defectors from church // 'Misrepresentation and distortion' alleged — Globe and Mail (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Colin Wright, Nancy Cooper
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
They were replying to charges by church defectors in [[articles on Scientology that appeared earlier this week in The Globe and Mail. The series has been sharply criticized by Rev. Philip McAiney, Douglas Pearse and Sue Surgeoner, all staff members at the church's national headquarters in Toronto. In a nine-page letter Mr. McAiney, a Scientology minister, said, "The degree of misrepresentation and distortion . . . is astounding for a newspaper of your past history." Mrs. Surgeoner said in an ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jul 22, 1974
Probe of religious sect's practices sought by ex-members — Globe and Mail (Canada)
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Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Directors from the Church of Scientology in Ontario and Alberta are seeking Government inquiries into its practices. One of them, Lorna Levett, was the head of the Scientology mission, a franchise operation in Calgary. After 12 years in the movement she walked out and took all but a few of her Calgary disciples with her. A Scientologist franchise, Mrs. Levett said, is a charter granted by the Scientology head office. The holder agrees to send 10-3/4 per cent of the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 6, 1974
The costly search for 'Total Freedom' — North Hill News (Calgary, Alberta)
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Type: Press
Source: North Hill News (Calgary, Alberta)
The rev. Lorna Levett, Australian born counsellor, who has faced the wrath of the Church of Scientology by her defection in Calgary, says the resigned because she did not think some students were getting their money's worth. She told the News this week that she had persuaded people to spend over $200,000 in Scientology since she opened her Calgary franchise (later called a mission) in 1968. "Well over $100,000 they sent to the Los Angeles organization," Levett said in a prepared ...
May 31, 1974
Ex-Scientologist charges rip-off — Calgary Herald (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Barry Nelson
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
The former head of the Church of Scientology in Calgary said Thursday she has been used by the organization to talk Calgarians out of more than $200,000 — perhaps as much as $350,000. Rev. Lorna Levitt, who resigned from the church April 19, said: "I was being used by the organization to exploit people by promising then in tangibles that I had been indoctrinated into believing Scientology could and would deliver for a price." The price currently varies from $50 per ...
May 31, 1974
Scientology has ways of dealing with those who go against church — Albertan (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Denhoff
Source: Albertan (Canada)
The former head of Calgary's Scientology mission, by attacking that organization, has left herself open to the feeding of "lurid, blood sex crime actual evidence" to the press. That's the way Scientology officially deals with those who attack the organization, such as Lorna Levitt, who resigned April 19. Levitt began attacking the organization in newspaper advertisements more than a month and a half ago, but as yet the church has has not responded according to its policy. Levitt says that, so ...
May 30, 1974
'They didn't get their money's worth' — Albertan (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Eric Denhoff
Source: Albertan (Canada)
The former head of a Calgary franchise of the Church of Scientology, who collected more than $300,000 in fees since 1968 says local people "didn't get their money's worth." Lorna Levitt, who resigned from the church April 19, said Wednesday Calgarians paid up to $5,000 apiece for spiritual counselling, "seeking absolute and total freedom" at her urging but said "it didn't do for everyone what it was supposed to." The local mission — a franchise — was incorporated in January, 1970, ...
Apr 27, 1974
Scientology's new face // A query in the street to start you talking — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Ian Hicks
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
"Scientology is a religion which deals with the increase of awareness of the spirit and the achievement of higher spiritual standards." The Reverend Mrs Helen Pickett, of the Church of Scientology, April, 1974. "Scientology is evil; its techniques evil; its practice a serious threat to the community medically, morally and socially; and its adherents sadly deluded and often mentally ill." The Victorian Anderson Report on scientology, October, 1965. "How many shoes do you have on your feet?" '''Scientology worker at George ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
Apr 7, 1974
Narconon programs help addicts in prisons, community centers — Reading Eagle (Pennsylvania)
Mar 5, 1974
A system of engrams and thetans [third of a series] — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Type: Press
Author(s): James E. Adams, Elaine Viets
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
From 10 a.m. to midnight almost any day of the week, there is constant activity at 4225 Lindell Boulevard, the headquarters of the Missouri church of SCientology. The St. Louis office is one of about 300 branches of what has become one of the most controversial of all contemporary religious movements. The center resembles a vocational training school more than a traditional church. There are books, charts, diagrams, desks with headphone sets for listening to tape recordings, small instructional cubicles and ...
Mar 3, 1974
Expensive trip to spirituality [first of a series] — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Type: Press
Author(s): James E. Adams, Elaine Viets
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
The Church of Scientology of Missouri, a branch of a controversial organization promising total spiritual freedom for all followers, opened in 1969 with a six member staff at a small Brentwood office. Today, the church has a staff of 150 and is in the process of moving from rented, two-story quarters at 4225 Lindell Boulevard to an even larger building of its own at 3730 Lindell. For fees that can total $5700, the staff conducts personal enlightenment and improvement courses for ...
Feb 1, 1974
Far out / Scientology visited — Human Behavior (magazine)
Oct 19, 1973
55 of 88 students listed drug histories // Classes link Scientology, Narconon — El Paso Herald-Post
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Type: Press
Source: El Paso Herald-Post
Narconon has been trying to make a name for itself since opening offices at 101 Montana avenue in June. It is described as a program to help drug addicts overcome the habit and to help prevent drug addiction. The executive director, Brent Davis, has been speaking to civic clubs to acquaint them with Narconon's efforts. PTAs and similar groups that have not yet heard the message have been offered speakers. THE OFFICE and classroom were donated for Narconon's use ...
Oct 1, 1973
The Awful Truth About Scientology — The Realist
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Type: Press
Source: The Realist
[Reproduced here with express permission of Paul Krassner — Publisher of The Realist. Thank you! Transcribed from scanned pages at The Realist Project Archive.] Although many people have had some brief acquaintance with Scientology, very few have gotten into the subject far enough to find out what it is really all about. It is a subject which doesn't easily lend itself to study. The courses are many and tend to become quite expensive, not only in terms of money, ...
Oct 21, 1972
Drug program // Narconon graduates 7 — The Day (Connecticut)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Marilyn Brayne
Source: The Day (Connecticut)
Seven graduates, including the executive director of the YWCA, received diplomas last night at the first graduation of the first public Narconon drug rehabilitation program in the country. About 40 attended the ceremony at the YWCA. Among those graduating were Maryclare Granata, the executive director of the YWCA, and Patrick Healey, an investigator at Legacy, Inc. Healey directed the Narconon program. Although primarily geared toward detoxified drug addicts, Healey said the program is open to alcoholics or to anyone who needs ...
Sep 4, 1972
Scientology: really it's just like another nickel prospect — The National Times (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Don Aitkin
Source: The National Times (Australia)
Labor's Senate leader, Lionel Murphy, seems to have alarmed a few people in declaring that a Labor Government would recognise the Scientology Church of the New Faith. The alarm is unfounded, or at least no more founded than a similar scare would be if it were learned that Labor would recognise the Church of the Immaculate Whatever. It is not simply that in these matters the Federal Government's writ extends only to Canberra and its environs and the Northern Territory. It ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
May 7, 1972
Scientology offers new faith in man — St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press
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Type: Press
Author(s): Bruce Nelson
Source: St. Paul Twin Cities Pioneer Press
ACROSS THE STREET from two "porno" bookstores at Lake Street and Nicollet Avenue in Minneapolis, a group of religious workers are pushing the concept of man as a spiritual being. Sandwiched between a loan company and an electrical supply outfit, the Minnesota Church of Scientology claims it can help people put their religious beliefs to practice. Despite opposition from the federal government, the medical profession and orthodox religious groups, Scientology has become one of the fastest growing religions in the United ...
Nov 14, 1971
Dianetics and drugs: a "cure" in weeks for $3,000 — Chicago Tribune
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Type: Press
Source: Chicago Tribune
On March 7, 1971, a benefit concert to aid the National Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program was held at the Happy Medium. The program was presented by Dinah Christie and members of the cast of the revue appearing at the theater. Publicity releases were sent out plugging the concert and at least one newspaper columnist mentioned both the performance and the charity it was supporting. [...]
Oct 24, 1971
Before the beginning... — Flint Journal (Michigan)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Betty Brenner
Source: Flint Journal (Michigan)
Whatever else it is, it's a phenomenon, and a controversial and mysterious one at that. Beyond that, it's difficult to say just what Scientology is — except that it is an organization and a way of thinking gaining attention in the Flint area and across the world as it grows rapidly in adherents and publicity. Since Scientology opened a branch here a few months ago in a former pool hall at 2102 Joliet a few months ago, handouts have appeared on ...
Aug 28, 1971
Miami Scientologists seek drug programs in prisons — Miami News
More: news.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Bob Wilcox
Source: Miami News
Representatives of the Miami Scientology Church, aderents of a controversial but growing religion, are to meet with state drug abuse officials soon. They want to put a Scientology rehabilitation program into the state's prisons. The subject of much criticism since its founding in the 1950s, the church has recently gained official status as a religion from the courts, and along with it permission to use a crude lie-detector device in its psychiatric counseling. Counseling is at the heart of Scientology. Scientologists ...
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