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Jul 14, 1982
Inside Scientology: Secret agents for a church — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
"Theseus and his comrade Pirithous in their descent to Hades . . . sat down to rest for a while, only to find that they had grown to the rocks and could not rise." — Carl Jung, Modern Man In Search Of A Soul Ford and Andrea Schwartz are a typical American couple, perhaps. They're 33 and 28 years old, respectively, and they live in a middle-class apartment in Concord. A Volkswagen van rests in the carport. Their three-year-old son likes ...
May 8, 1982
Hubbard's son prefers life without Scientology — Clearwater Times (Florida)
More: news.google.com, news.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Laurie Hollman
Source: Clearwater Times (Florida)
CLEARWATER — He hates exercise but loves to watch football games on television and to tinker with a 1971 Volkswagen. He "consumes" literature to the point of leading the labels on Campbell soup cans, is practicing Episcopalian, chain smokes and answers to the nickname Nibs. He watched his father try to perform an abortion on his mother. He practiced black magic, spoke in the jargon of Scientology until he was 25 years old and used to be known as "the great ...
May 7, 1982
Sect founder's son thinks dad is dead — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
The son of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard said Thursday he thinks his father probably is dead, although "I have never seen his dead body or anything." Ronald Edward DeWolf, the eldest son of the Scientology recluse, told Clearwater city commissioners that changes in the letters he has received from his father "leads me to believe he just possibly, might be dead, but I just don't know." The letters, he said, began changing in 1975 "and more recently, some of the ...
Apr 4, 1982
'Lee' recounts sect horrors — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link, scientology-lies.com
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Girardi
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
As the woman they called "Lee" spoke from the church pulpit, the crowd, estimated at 1,000 was deathly quiet, hanging on every word. For most, it was the first time they had heard about the alleged goings-on within the Church of Scientology. They listened, somewhat in awe, as the 34-year-old Wisconsin woman recounted methodically her 12 years in the church. Then, as she spoke more passionately about the past two years, they heard of her emotional and physical struggle to break ...
Aug 30, 1981
Sect courses resemble science fiction — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
At the Fort Harrison Hotel in downtown Clearwater, Scientologists are learning to leave their bodies, control other people's thoughts and communicate with plant life. They learn this by reliving a galactic holocaust carried out by space creatures millions of years ago. So say top-secret Scientology documents spelling out the highest level of training available to church members. It is training that costs thousands of dollars and, according to church defectors who provided the documents, amounts to nothing but a swindle dreamed ...
Aug 25, 1981
Psychiatrist: Sect drove man insane — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Richard Leiby
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
A downtown Clearwater businessman who last year joined the Church of Scientology was committed to a Mental hospital Monday after a psychiatrist testified that Scientology apparently contributed to the man's insanity. Francis G. Diamond, 45, a successful antique dealer before his breakdown, told Circuit Judge William Walker that other Scientologists' "thetans," or spirits, had invaded his body during counseling sessions and now control him. "It's not something out of Star Trek-it happens," insisted Diamond, who brought a book by Scientology founder ...
Aug 10, 1980
Ex-Scientologists express bitterness — Las Vegas Review Journal
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Type: Press
Author(s): Sherman R. Frederick
Source: Las Vegas Review Journal
Carol Garrity and Dick and Janie Peterson don't call Scientology a church anymore. After dropping about $40,000 in five years into church courses and training, they left the church three weeks ago disillusioned, angry and humiliated. Is Scientology a church? "No!" they answer. "You never hear mention of God or any praying," Dick Peterson said of the church that won tax-exempt status only after a 19-year court battle with the IRS. "It doesn't operate like a church," Garrity added. "It's run ...
Apr 4, 1980
Suit: Church promised much, delivered little — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Jun 15, 1976
Scientologists pressed for answers by Cazares — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Stephen "Steve" Advokat
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
Attorneys representing Mayor Gabriel Cazares in his $8-million libel suit against the Church of Scientology have served the other side with a series of questions that, if answered, would resolve many of the doubts still lingering about the group. Perhaps the most bizarre question sent to the Scientologists' counselor, Sarasota attorney Clyde H. Wilson, involves Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. Clearwater attorney Patrick D. Doherty has asked that representatives from the organization that owns the former Fort Harrison hotel and the ...
Mar 21, 1976
Hubbard in Heaven — Clearwater Sun (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: Clearwater Sun (Florida)
There can be no doubt Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard believes in heaven. He says he has been there—twice. In a 1963 bulletin, Hubbard wrote that although he had once been skeptical, his travels had convinced him heaven was real. "For a long while, some people have been cross with me for my lack of cooperation in believing in a Christian Heaven. God and Christ," he wrote. "I have never said I didn't disbelieve in a Big Thetan (Scientology's 'soul') but ...
Mar 16, 1976
Scientology / Scientology's founding father (third in a series) — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Sep 23, 1974
Scientology — Newsweek
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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 ...
May 31, 1974
Ex-Scientologist charges rip-off — Calgary Herald (Canada)
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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 ...
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 ...
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 26, 1972
Books / Inside Scientology — Rolling Stone
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Type: Press
Author(s): William S. Burroughs
Source: Rolling Stone
[Picture / Caption: Burroughs using a Scientology E-Meter: "All this time I felt my self-respect slipping away from me and finally completely gone . . . officially removed. . . "] Inside Scientology by Robert Kaufman Olympia Press. 279 pp. BY WILLIAM BURROUGHS The upper levels of Scientology processing are classified as "confidential," which means that only those who have completed the lower grades, passed security checks, and paid the large fees in advance are allowed to see and run this ...
Oct 24, 1971
Before the beginning... — Flint Journal (Michigan)
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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 ...
Jan 1, 1971
The Scandal of Scientology - 04 Have You Lived Before This Life? — Tower Publications, Inc.
Jan 1, 1971
The Scandal of Scientology - 17 The Secret Scientology Sessions — Tower Publications, Inc.
Dec 17, 1970
Scientology: The Now Religion! — Village Voice
Type: Press
Author(s): Donald M. Kaplan
Source: Village Voice
The true measures of the false prophet are an unrelenting certainty and a staggering income. The immediate impression of L. Ron Hubbard, the prophet of Scientology, which emerges from George Malko's "Scientology: The Now Religion," is of a windbag hustler. There is not a single question Hubbard cannot answer easily and definitively. This and the fact that Hubbard personally has been making something around $140,000 a week from Scientology (that is, as Malko tells is, week in and week out) I ...
Jan 1, 1970
Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 4: Scientology — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970
Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 5: The real truth — Delacorte Press
Jan 1, 1970
Scientology: the Now Religion - Chapter 6: Techniques, drills, and processes — Delacorte Press
Sep 29, 1969
Scientology: Total freedom and beyond — The Nation
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Type: Press
Author(s): Donovan Bess
Source: The Nation
DONOVAN BESS Mr. Bess is on the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco This is the year of Apollo 11. It is also the year in which that psychological sophisticate, Richard Alpert, 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 ...
Aug 25, 1969
Scientology boom // A disputed religion growth — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Donovan Bess
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Today and tonight hundreds — perhaps thousands — of Californians will sit down in pairs and stare at one another. One of them will give the other commands such as "Tell me something you wouldn't mind forgetting." The one who is commanded will hold two tin cans attached by wires to an E-meter, a device that measures electrical resistance in the body. The commander will watch a needle on the device's circuit board in the belief that it measures emotional charge. ...
Apr 1, 1969
Scientology: Is there anything you don't understand — Eye (New York)
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Type: Press
Author(s): George Malko
Source: 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 ...
Oct 8, 1968
Skeleton in the Hubbard — Herald (Australia)
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Type: Press
Source: Herald (Australia)
A meeting of six people in a Noble Park house is hardly a dramatic resurgence. But the cult gained one objective — publicity. The cult invited police and State Cabinet Ministers to the meeting. None attended. Scientology is banned in Victoria, and the State Government has made it clear it will act to prevent any revival of the cult. The practice of Scientology is banned under the Psychological Practices Act, and the Crown Law Department, following Sunday's meeting, is considering whether ...
Aug 7, 1968
Man behind the cult — Scottish Daily Mail (UK)
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Type: Press
Source: Scottish Daily Mail (UK)
THE first picture of Lafayette Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology movement, on board his 3,300-ton yacht Royal Scotsman. Smiling and wearing a nautical cap, he sits behind a desk in his elegant wood-panelled cabin. This is where he holds court, this man who talks of 'visits' he has made to Heaven, to Mars, and to Venus. This man who is banned from entering Britain. From the yacht, which is lying off Bizerta, Tunisia, Mr Hubbard issued a statement yesterday claiming ...
Jan 1, 1968
The Shrinking World of L. Ron Hubbard (TV) — Granada Television (UK)
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Mar 6, 1967
House of Commons / Official report / Parliamentary debates
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