The author has a lovely reading voice. In Part 1, we cover the basics of what makes a destructive group and some basic do's and don'ts in broaching the subject in the first place. Unless you have read or listened to every other scientology book and this is the last one on your list I recommend you give it a wide birth. He talks about his departure as well as dogma and the institutions of Scientology. I also share a very personal story of how I maintained communication with my own mother despite Scientology's efforts to separate us.
The study techniques that the author was taught to indoctrinate him have served him well in his ongoing attempt to free himself by means of 'critical thinking' As a former psychologist, I admire his ability to recognize the damage that occurred mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Me, My Mom and Scientology - Part 3 Uploaded by on April 13, 2016 In this 4-part series, I interview my Mom about Scientology, our mutual history with it and how she helped me to escape. I found this book fascinating and has given me much to think about. A to Xenu differentiates itself in that it neither delves deeply into the history of Scientology though a chunk of the book is dedicated to explaining how Scientology got to be the way it is , nor does it turn into a lurid recounting of Scientologists abusing each other for the personal profit of the Leader. Ron Hubbard and why did he start it in the first place? Rachel Bernstein: How to Talk to Scientologists Part 2 Uploaded by on February 25, 2016 In Part 2, we talk about what sort of things destructive cults do to their members and how they scare them into not talking to family and friends.
Chris goes into detail about what goes on inside Scientology churches, why their members get involved in the first place and what it takes to get out should someone decide to leave. The author, being a former long term Scientologist, knows his stuff and presents the material fairly and accurately. To the point of being distracting. You get a human story without tabloid headlines that explains Scientology and how to help those leaving the cult and other cults as well. Next year it may be even less. Since it's clear that Mr. I have listened to a number of books regarding Scientology.
Fixing these kinds of things would definitely increase the readability. Don't be fooled by the title: it's not just an alphabetical glossary of terms though there is a handy glossary at the end, as any good Scientology work should have. Is it really a religion? Having escaped in 2013, he has been an outspoken critic and anti-cult advocate ever since. Chris had 25 years of firsthand experience working within Scientology to draw upon. What are the actual secret Scientology fundamental doctrines? And what does it measure? Ron Hubbard and why did he start it in the first place? This book explains Scientology in more depth and scope than any of the others that I have read to date. Free Membership Registration to Download Our library can be accessed from certain countries only.
Ron Hubbard Uploaded by on August 13, 2016 One of the biggest questions about Scientology is what were the intentions of its founder, L. Chris goes into detail about what goes on inside Scientology churches, why their members get involved in the first place and what it takes to get out should someone decide to leave. Former insider Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology and worked for it for 25 years. It's possible to link to a note and then back to the source. Behind the glossy logos and sleek advertisements and South Park parodies, what do Scientologists really believe and practice? At first I thought I was getting a bit too much monotonous info, but found that his insight was perfect.
Where did it come from? Who was your favorite character and why? A key part of recovery is education about this and acclimating back into the real world by learning about these mechanisms. Former insider Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology and worked for it for 25 years. Although the first chapter or two recounts the author's time within Scientology and the Sea Org, this is not a personal memoir in the same vein as or. Devoid of sensationalism or hype, Mr. Is it really a religion? Chris Shelton did a fine job on his first book.
Is it really a religion? I would like to support the non-theist community in Denver and the surrounding area in any way that I can. Even after the amount of material I've read about Scientology I learned a hell of a lot from this book. Die Polizei in Scarborough ist alarmiert. I found this book to be a refreshing change, why? Ron Hubbard seems to have lost quite a bit of its luster — and its following. Anyone who enjoyed the Going Clear book and documentary will enjoy this book.
The chapter that breaks down the O. Chris has done a good job of making it understandable, and showing how intelligent and successful people can get sucked in along with the hopeless losers. Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology, and was a Sea Org member for more than 17 years. This book is a purchase I'll never regret! Chris goes into detail about what goes on inside Scientology churches, why its members get involved in the first place, and what it takes to get out should someone decide to leave. They are truly weird, and a little sad.