Scientology and the Prison of BeliefDVD - 2015
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ArapahoeKati Jun 05, 2017
Absolutely fascinating. I watched this in 30-minute increments because I would fall down the research rabbit hole, looking for more information. Really well done!
AL_HOLLYR Sep 26, 2017
A fascinating, often shocking documentary. I went in knowing very little about Scientology and could hardly believe what I learned. Riveting, well-produced, and highly recommended.
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“In the United States, constitutional guarantees of religious liberty protect the church from actions that might otherwise be considered abusive or in violation of laws in human trafficking or labor standards.”
― Lawrence Wright, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief
Snake oil "Clear" concept:
When L. Ron Hubbard first wrote "Dianetics," he thought it was a tremendous psychological breakthrough, so much so that he would be recognized. He wrote letters to the American Psychological Association. They couldn't make heads or tail of his ideas. To them, it was like psychological folk art. For instance, he would talk about "clear." That means that the individual has erased his reactive mind-- <i>his unconscious mind is gone-- and he is totally alert and totally capable. Once you've taken away all these traumatic memories, from this life and previous ones, then you are clear. Someone who had a perfect memory, who was never ill. Your eyesight would be better. We tested people before Scientology processing and after Scientology processing, and uniformly found that their IQ had raised. We are making such individuals, we're making them regularly, and we're making them routinely.
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