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An american firefighter, a south african dog trainer and an ultrahip japanese hair stylist are just some of the many fascinating people featured in these short profiles of scientologists from all different walks of life and from all over the world. Pretty much any book you get about scientology written by a nonscientologist is going to be full of antiscientology rhetoric. Narconon drug rehabilitation is scientology in disguise the evidence part 1. Ron hubbard, wen he started the religion, back in the 1950s, made a point out of recruiting celebrities. What it actually delivers is, for all intents and purposes, identical to scientology training. Ive read many books on this topic and this one has some new stories and details. Its rare to see a former scientologist speak out against the church of scientology, let alone produce a documentary series that threatens to expose its secrets. Referring to his earliest major breakthrough in psychotropics, dianetics, hubbard said it was the the owners manual of the human mind. Millers account of hubbards life was so devastating that scientology tried to have his book banned. An insider exposes the covert world of the church of scientology. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. From its stunning 21stcentury cathedral in florida, stateoftheart publishing houses, oneofakind film and media facilities, see what. But be sure to balance it with some pro booksmaterials, too.
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We had just ended the biggest book sales year in the history of scientology. Scientology, hollywood and the prison of belief looks at the. The internet, through sites like this one, is going to make good on that promise. The book seemed so clearly the work of a man suffering from particular and pronounced mental health issues that. Scientology is the only major religion to emerge in the 20th century. Scientology centers in tennessee have been closed after police rescued two patients being held and medicated against their will. New book blown for good reveals details inside scientology. In return, scientology promises its adherents total freedom. Scientology is a body of beliefs and related practices created by science fiction writer l. The church of scientology has a distinct belief system which, despite its somewhat strange cosmology mocked by the tv show south park. National book critics circle award finalista new york times notable booka best book of the year austin americanstatesmanincludes a new, previously uncollected piece. In addition to lewis, other contributors to the book include j. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months new customers receive 15% off your.
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