Twenty upcoming books on Scientology

Discussion in 'Scientology and Anonymous' started by Incredulicide, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. xander meehan Member

    X13... Thank you so much for posting your post. Thank you for staying involved, Quite Seriously May God Bless you always. Thank You for Lisa, Thank You for little Kaja Ballou. Even if you have different theological views than me, Thank You You have no idea how heart warming it is to know that the fight still wages in France.... That is some of the best news I have heard in months... Thank You... Thank You... Thank You...
    Saxxx (Xander)
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  2. Incredulicide Member

    Since we're on the third page of this thread I thought I'd update the list, crossing out the books with a for having a published date, and adding the extra books (mentioned in this thread since it began) in purple:
    • Untitled book by Jesse Prince about Hubbard's last years
    • Untitled autobiography by Hana Whitfield
    • Untitled book by Steve Cannane about the history of Scientology in Australia
    • Untitled book by Bryan Seymour about his encounters reporting on Scientology
    • Untitled autobiography by Leah Remini (Nov 3 under the title "Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology")
    • Untitled book by Jason Barclay
    • Untitled book by Jonny Jacobsen
    • Untitled book by Chris Shelton
    • Untitled book by Rachel Bernstein about children raised in cults
    • Untitled autobiography by Andrea Gerak
    • Untitled books by Steph Keldani and her mother
    • Untitled memoir by Jacqueline Olivier as Principal of New Village Leadership Academy
    • Untitled book by Marc Headley, in addition to…
    • “The Greatest Good” by Marc Headley
    • “A Sucker Born Every Session: My Misadventures in $cientology” by Skip Press
    • “The Final Fall: Mixing Allah, Jesus and Xenu” by Leila Wills
    • “Hollywood Babylon III” by Kenneth Anger
    • “Clear and Beyond” by Mark Rathbun
    • “If He Dies, He Dies” by Ron Miscavige
    • “Roller Coaster Out Of Hell: My Escape from Narconon, Scientology's Drug Rehab” by David Love (Sep 7 under the title "Dante's Eighth Circle: Why Scientology's Narconon Must Be Stopped")
    • “Son of Scientology: Dad, L Ron and Me” by Peter Jukes
    • “Scientology: A Walk into Darkness” by Glenn Samuels
    • “Scientology: Pre and Post Operating” by Frank Edwin Pate
    • “Swim To Get Out” by J.Marius Jeanpierre
    • “Waking Reason: the Science and Art of Persuasion” by Jon Atack
    • “Lermanetics: Exposing the Modern Science of Deceiving the Public for the Prophet (Profit?)” by Arnaldo Lerma (thread)
    • “Who's the Best?” by Mark Tordai
    • “Gullible's Travels” by John Duignan
    The upcoming list with unknown publish dates is now 26 books long (-2 +8)

    Please add any more info in this thread that you find about the upcoming books listed :)
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  4. RightOn Member

    Love the name of the book!
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  8. xander meehan Member

    Interesting... I read your link info. Without just giving up your DD214 how would you know. Most vets like me, will ask you to show your DD214, if their is a doubt regarding you actually being Battle. Its just how most of us have always been. But its a point taken. The bigger issue with me is quite singular, which is, how could you be so freaking dumb in the first place. to ever join these creepy fuckers in anything? Not just sea organ grinder, but any part of them whatsoever, most especially if you're former active duty.
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  9. anon8109 Member

    Steve McIntosh authors books on the "evolution of spirituality". He's a graduate of the University of Virginia Law School and the University of Southern California Business School. He's written a new book "The Presence of the Infinite", an analysis and critique of various forms of spirituality in the US.

    He's not a fan of the cult of scientology.

    Here's Why Scientology's a Cult

    How can we form the determination that scientology is a cult? First, the presence of the cult leader, a particularly strong personality who wants everyone else to conform. Second, the commercialization and business-like structure of the organization. Third, the ultimate evaluation of scientology's "fruits" and the negative effects it has had on people's' lives.
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  11. xander meehan Member

    Yup... Anony .... you may be right... maybe I am being a dick...... I will always identify with the Church (Real Church... the one I was raised in,)/ no Scieno anything, I can see how it might be an unfair comment, kinda, sort of, because it does have a tradtional Christian publishing house.

    This second book also sounds interesting, and does sound like a great author.
  12. Incredulicide Member

    Now due out in May, with this title:
    Ruthless: Scientology, my son David Miscavige, and me
    256 pages
    ISBN-10: 1250096936
    ISBN-13: 978-1250096937
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  13. JohnnyRUClear Member

    So Scientology, David Miscavige, and Ron Miscavige are all ruthless? Got it.
  14. TorontosRoot Member

    David miscavige and Scientology are.
  15. pedrofcuk Member

    "Fair Game: The Incredible Untold History of Scientology in Australia" is the title of Steve Cannane's upcoming book according to this BBC Radio 4 programme covering the Scientology Ideal org scam.

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  16. RightOn Member

    Fabulous. "Bout time the org scam got some legs
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    Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia | Harper Collins Australia

    As astonishing as it is compelling - Steve Cannane's extraordinary insight into Scientology in Australia is investigative journalism at its very best. From Rugby League players trying to improve their game, to Hollywood superstars and the depressed sons of media moguls, Scientology has recruited its share of famous Australians. Less known is that Australia was the first place to ban Scientology, or that Scientology spies helped expose the Chelmsford Deep Sleep Scandal. Numerous Australians have held senior posts in the organisation only to fall foul of the top brass and lose their families as a result. Based on years of interviews and research, Walkley Award-winning journalist Steve Cannane tells for the first time the fascinating story of Australia's vital involvement with this powerful, secretive and punitive cult.

    By Steve Cannane
    On Sale: 19/09/2016
    Format: Paperback
    ISBN: 9780733331329
    ISBN 10: 0733331327
    On Sale: 09/19/2016
    Pages: 320
    List Price: 32.99 AUD
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  19. DeathHamster Member

    All registered 2016-06-21. OSA must think that it's getting closer.
  20. TorontosRoot Member

    Hmm, has we not tried bruting the password to make it critical of the cult? ;)
  21. DeathHamster Member

    I don't cross that line. Still, all those "who is" domains likely have the same password. I bet it's "theta" or similar.
  22. TorontosRoot Member

    A casual guess of their passwords wouldn't do any harm. Bonus if anyone gets in.
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  24. Incredulicide Member

    Chris Shelton is working on another book, this time about the RPF mentioned in this video, so we can add that to the list as the publish date isn't known yet.
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    Kay M. Rowe says
    January 21, 2017 at 11:33 am
    ... I was pondering the subject just last night as I am getting closer to completing the 1st draft of my book “Battlefield Scientology- A Unique perspective from a Scientology fundraiser of 20 years

    Spotted by TrevAnon
  26. Incredulicide Member

    Three minutes into this video Peter Moon states he just finished chapter seven of his book “L. Ron Hubbard: The Dao of Insanity” dealing with the occult matrix beneath Scientology.
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  27. xander meehan Member

    I am so happy you are writing this book... most especially because you were a fundraiser. Are you going to be writing any information on the trustees such as Stephen and Sherman Lenski, Lymon Spurlock (most especially Sr, and of course, Junior,) Leon Mistereck ( I may have misspelled here,) Reed Slatkin, and of course, Slatkins relationship with Sky Dayton founder of EarthLink, and Bodi and Jenna Elfman? It would be very interesting regarding their relationship with Mead Emory at the IRS when he was still alive, and of course the revealings regarding fund rising for a not for profit 501-c-3, and its relationship with Greasy Gretta Van Susterphuckerhead, and her hubby Johnny Colebraindead the Ambulance Chaser. Mistereck was always involved with Emory as they both lived in Seattle, and because Ole Mead Emory Faggot Azz taught tax law at UW.

    I seriously look forward to your book.... TIA well in advance
  28. xander meehan Member

    Another interesting subject considering how Jack Parsons absolutely loved Aliester Crowley, L Ron longing for a Bro Love Fest with Jack Parsons, and ultimately the broader understanding of the occult as it relates to and relationship with Tavistock Institute, Operation Paper Clip. Operation Gladio, and Operation Monarch. The occult permeates everything with the Scieno's from its absolute infancy, along with the Process Church, Satanism, and its hallmarks of Pedophilia. Trauma based mind control in its finest refinement, along with subliminal messaging, neural linguistic programming, and present day views on thought control of population groups. Most especially in light of the New World Order, Globalism, and its defined opposition to the continuation of singular nation states, and of course a one world religion, which the Scienos believe should be them.
  29. Upcoming book: Escaping Scientology, by Karen [Schless] Pressley.

    Escaping Scientology 2017: My Upcoming Book

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    I made my third and final escape from Scientology’s gated, guarded International Management headquarters near Los Angeles in 1998. The doors to my world of Scientology friends and loved ones promptly slammed shut. I experienced firsthand Scientology’s cruel policy of disconnection when Peter Schless, my husband of 21 years, disconnected from me over my choice to leave the Sea Org and Scientology.

    There are many ways a person who gets involved in Scientology can fall down a rabbit hole without seeing it coming, like we did. Reflecting on my twenty-something state of mind when Peter Schless and I took a detour from building our lives together with careers in the Hollywood entertainment industry to journey into Scientology, is a perplexing experience for the woman I am now.

    Since I became a critic of Scientology, I’ve had experiences that shouldn’t happen in America, though many other critics’ experiences have been far worse than mine. In 2000, I attempted to tell my story in my first book, Chasing After the Wind (Broadman & Holman, Nashville), and my second, Escaping Scientology, in 2006 (New Hope Publishers, Birmingham). Both times, Scientology officials used threats and lies to overwhelm my publishers to cancel the book releases (see Chapter, Leverage). In those days, the Church of Scientology International was infamous for being a highly litigious organization with a bottomless money pit used to squash opponents. Unwilling to engage in the bloodsport of legal battles with Scientology, my publishers apologized to me and shelved my books. Had they asked, Why did Scientology not want my story to be told, or What would I reveal that could affect the organization’s reputation, they could have potentially helped a lot of people from getting involved in this cult, or could have helped many families to get their loved ones out, had they released those books.

    My tango with Scientology officials who squashed my first book publication motivated me to get busy living. While finishing two college degrees, I also did media interviews on NBC Dateline, CBS, CNN and other cable shows, and spoke at more than 100 social organizations, churches, youth groups and universities about my Scientology experiences.

    My thinking during that period reflected a mindset still transitioning out of Scientology concepts, and just beginning to reflect any critical thinking that I had developed outside of the organization’s control. Now I’m glad my earlier books hadn’t come out, because I am now able to analyze and unleash the facts and my reflections far more freely.

    I’ve written this memoir to share my personal experiences, in hopes that this helps others to learn from my journey with the cult of greed, power and celebrity spirituality.While this is my personal story, I also believe that many of my experiences in Scientology typify what people before and after me have experienced. I’ve written it from the state of mind I had at the time of the story, but I do add critiques and reflections from the perspectives I hold now. I hope this is not confusing as you move through the journal format of the book. If so, please write to me and I will answer your questions.

    Nineteen years later, I have long since purged all things Scientology from myself, from language to beliefs and behaviors. It took more than a decade to recover from the uneasy balance of my Scientology life, having walked that tight rope for sixteen years. I don’t enjoy rehashing the constant dissonance of that lifestyle, but writing has helped me to heal from it—That mindset with twisted ideas about what was true or real. That ongoing questioning of beliefs, what was right, wrong, wise, foolish, normal, extreme. That alluring addiction of Scientology’s Celebrity Centre and its glorification of celebrities and artists. My intrigue with, as well as doubts about, acquiring ultimate control over life, matter, energy, space and time through the Scientology system. My dislike for much of L. Ron Hubbard’s bizarre behavior and beliefs that I couldn’t express and tried to ignore. The horrors of physical, spiritual and psychological abuse in the elite Sea Organization at the Int Base. The responsibility I felt to help make this a better world and save the planet through Scientology while having ongoing regret about being separated from my family. The ambition I had for myself outside of Scientology as a fashion designer who wanted to leave. Dissonance in my life with a gifted husband and award-winning musician-composer who wanted to stay. That constant struggle with what was the greatest good for my life and for the planet. Constant dissonance.

    Our journey had escalated within the bubble of celebrity spirituality at Scientology’s temple of the gods—the Celebrity Centre, or CC as we called it. CC’s purpose is to help artists achieve greatness, to command influence and change world conditions. We found CC to be a fortress of safety in the competitive Hollywood environment, where artists are protected, understood, gratified, and revered simply for showing up. In the early 1980s, fewer seats were taken by A-list celebrities in Scientology’s course rooms and counseling chairs than by artists like Peter and me. We were not household names, but we had achieved some success in our careers. As a designer, I had a few celebrity clients and was actively building my portfolio. Our greatest achievements in music publishing at that time were our hit song, “On the Wings of Love” composed by Peter Schless, with lyrics and recording by Jeffery Osborne; and “Peace in Our Life,” the theme song to “Rambo: First Blood Part II.”

    It was easy for us, and I believe for some of our friends, to become drunk with self-importance from CC’s signature cocktail: A mix of ego-boosting words from Hubbard that elevate the artist, described as a special breed of human, the most valuable in earth’s social strata, the dreamer of dreams who alone can elevate the tone of a society above all others. Add the luxury Celebrity Centre oasis with an array of celebrity followers, garnished with the attitudes, values, beliefs and lofty promises embedded in its spiritual pursuit system, and we have intoxication from daily engagement in celebrity spirituality.

    Peter and I felt like we were at the top of our game as Scientologists, recruiting artists and celebrities for Scientology, before I signed my billion year contract and became Commanding Officer of the CC Network, circa 1987-1988. Being surrounded by Scientology artists and celebrities whose life’s purpose and common goal was to help salvage this sector of the universe, appealed to the good we wanted to do in the world. Nothing was more important than to ascend the bridge to total freedom, and to help others secure their keys to eternity. Those keys came at a high price, adding up to an expensive addiction that emptied our wallets and cost us decades of our lives.

    Our inevitable intersection with David Miscavige, L. Ron Hubbard’s successor, happened through a fall down another rabbit hole to Golden Era Productions, the front name for the Church of Scientology’s International Management base. At its highest level of leadership, I expected to find the ultimate Operating Thetans, the most superior and able beings demonstrating the highest tone levels as they worked to achieve the aims of Scientology: a world without war, insanity and criminality. I did find a beautifully groomed estate—albeit behind chain-link fences topped with barbed wire—with certain luxurious interiors, but they belied the Int base’s dystopian world, where cruelty and callous attitudes and behavior were normalized within a totalist system.

    The Int base culture confused power with truth, and abuse was cloaked as ecclesiastical discipline. Int base rules normalized the desecration of family life, contrary to anything you can find in LRH books and policies that espouse familial love, health and importance (which isn’t much). From the day I arrived, our marriage was under attack, not surprising in a place where divorces were popular to prove loyalty to Miscavige. Parents lived separate from their children who were considered distractions to production. Children were either shunted to the camp at Castille Canyon Ranch/Happy Valley, or kept in Los Angeles with Sea Org personnel. Getting pregnant was a treasonous act, so abortions were rampant.
    Realizing we had relinquished power over our own autonomy to the organization, Peter and I had become captives in a gilded cage, but Peter wouldn’t see the cage. Apart from my first two failed attempts to escape in 1990 and 1993, we morphed into radicalized members of Scientology’s extremist group, the Int base Sea Organization, that was unlike any other Sea Org unit. Here, leaders lacked a moral compass, thereby creating a culture where juniors followed suit to parrot the leader. I didn’t often observe the basic elements of healthy communication between seniors and juniors, such as reason, logic or empathy.

    Others, like David Miscavige, seemed to derive satisfaction from creating chaos, while blaming everyone around him for the chaos. It was common for execs to parrot and bark Hubbard’s policies and purposes, with the intent to get their product no matter what they had to do. These Sea Org execs and members appeared to be blissfully unaware of the negativity they spread through their inhumane tactics, such as cold arrogance and attitudes of entitlement from rank or post title, ordering people around with disregard to their humanity; dishing criticism that lacked affinity, indifferent to other’s feelings; use of threats, fear and invalidation to drive up statistics; use of extremist tactics such as interrogations, overboarding, sleep deprivation, public humiliation; standing by dispassionately while others were subjected to abuse; and on.

    This culture of madness skewered my life with unthinkable acts and attitudes that I explained away through the eyes of a fanatical insider. I felt like I was living someone else’s life for nine years. I wanted it to be a movie that I wasn’t real and I didn’t have a role in. I survived by maintaining my secret self that kept me from being totally smothered by the cult personality that seemed to cloak so many of us.

    For years after, I plagued myself with questions like, was I so gullible and naive or just plain stupid to fall for this? I knew nothing about undue influence before I got involved, unaware of being induced to do anything outside of my own free will. Disguised as religious teachings, this Orwellian double-speak Scientology world of control over our freedom of thought, speech and mobility taught us what to do, what to think, and even what to say; yet in the classrooms and spiritual counseling sessions, we believed we were learning total spiritual freedom and how to become in full control over all aspects of our lives.

    In the mid-2000s, the Scientology-critic world shifted. A steady flow of Sea Org members from Miscavige-land and other Scientology bases began the exodus that hasn’t stopped since. An onslaught of books and magazine articles, documentaries, news reporting, video testimonies, legal affidavits, blogs, and live TV interviews with former Sea Org members revealed alleged abuse, forced abortions, and human trafficking previously unknown to the public.

    The online message boards and Facebook groups that formed communities of like-minded people who left the Sea Org and Scientology, have been especially helpful toward my post-Scientology healing. There are many people to thank, but I especially thank Karen de la Carriere, Leah Remini, Tony Ortega, Mike Rinder, and Chuck Beatty for every word you’ve ever posted or every kind gesture you have extended that has helped expose the dangers of the organization, or that has helped me and others to heal. These groups gather together the exes—the recovered, accomplished, opinionated people to do the radical—to exercise our right of free speech and in doing so, defy Scientology’s rules: Rules of speaking in public against the organization. Of the joys and challenges of recovering our lives after the cult, and owning our lives outside Scientology’s control. Of reconnecting with people we had disconnected from or who disconnected from us. Of getting to know families and friends again. Of sustaining our lives with new jobs and careers after working for the organization for so long and having no marketable resume. Of seeking out roles in society with careers that illuminate our skills and talents. I’ve seen, and have expressed, varying degrees of hurt, anger and defiance on these boards that is met with compassion, understanding as well as challenging ideas. All of us are living proof that we can survive and thrive outside of Scientology, despite the stigma the organization tried to implant that anyone who leaves it is a degraded, suppressive being. And we keep communicating.

    I contributed to Andrew Morton’s Unauthorized Biography of Tom Cruise (2005) and Janet Reitman’s book, Inside Scientology (2011). Numerous ex-members who left about five years after me contributed to the Tampa Bay Times’ “Inside Scientology” and “Truth Rundown” series by Joe Childs and Thomas Tobin that exposed the worsened culture at the Int base, with violent behavior and human rights violations committed by Miscavige and his minions. Two bad-ass executives I used to fear—ex-Int base Sea Org members Mike Rinder and Marty Rathbun—became the major go-to’s for media and exposed inside stories never previously revealed to major media outlets. Lawrence Wright’s “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief” (2013) and Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary of the same title broke new ground exposing Scientology’s dangerous and destructive policies and effects on members and staff. All these interviews and publications had a tremendous healing effect on me. They corroborated so much of what I had experienced, and helped to bring closure on many details I wondered about. I could also say to myself, it wasn’t just me who felt this way.

    In late 2016, Hurricane Leah touched ground: The A&E Channel aired eight episodes of Leah Remini: Scientology and The Aftermath. This groundbreaking reality-documentary had a seismic effect on me and on public insight into the organization. It provides true stories told by former members, executive produced by Leah and moderated with her fiery commentary. Leah partnered with Mike Rinder, former Scientology spokesperson, as a consultant for the show. Rinder draws from a deep well of experiences as a second generation Scientologist. He adds keen insight and laser-focused communication skills to help Leah expose the organization.

    Aftermath has served as a call to action, causing a major upheaval in Scientology’s previously untouchable empire. The testimonies about forced abortions, physical abuse of staff, and family disconnections opened the floodgates for me and for more ex-members to feel safer to tell our stories. Many have already filed eye-witness reports with authorities about trafficking, child and adult labor violations, sexual misconduct, and physical and mental abuse, in hopes for justice, and also with hopes to spare more people from abuse at the hands of Scientology leaders, policies and practices. A growing network of people “never in” joined with ex-Scientologists online to form a new voice outside of Scientology that can speak up for those remaining trapped inside.

    I deeply appreciate Leah Remini for her public statements that people who are trapped in Scientology, or who finally break free of it, should not be ridiculed for their involvement, since they joined Scientology believing it was a way to help mankind. I share her views, and add that there is a big difference between harmful and healthy belief systems (religions, cults, whatever) and not all people who have religious beliefs are trapped or are being psychologically or physically harmed, as are people involved in Scientology. There are various syndromes that come close to identifying some of this harm, such as Religious Trauma Syndrome or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Scientology causes trauma in some people because it is highly controlling and prevents people from thinking for themselves and from trusting their own feelings. Leaders and policies demand obedience and conformity, and this produces fear and dependence, not love, growth, or freedom. The Scientology system requires constant self-judgment and judgment of others, with systems in place to enforce that (such as snitching by writing knowledge reports).

    Scientology didn’t work for me and many people who left. On Aftermath, Tom DeVocht simply and emphatically stated, “Scientology doesn’t work.” I concur. It’s not easy to discover that our inability to heal issues through Scientology’s mechanisms is not a function of our own deficiency, but deficiencies in Scientology itself. That’s the biggest WTF to overcome. Then there’s the challenge of re-acclimating to a society that you haven’t been part of for years. Exes are limited in our ability to reach out and trust new information, read books, listen to teachers and thought leaders. For me, trusting other people’s educational materials, or anyone in a teaching or leadership capacity was, at times, psychological torture. But at least that process builds critical thinking skills.

    After my last book was shut down in 2006, I withdrew as an activist. I had stopped believing that my story would still be relevant or matter to anyone. I rarely visited message boards and did not encourage relationships to many people who reached out to me. I apologize to anyone I offended. I was just really trying to keep anything to do with Scientology out of my life. But Leah and Mike’s courageous efforts, along with the many contributors who shared their stories in Aftermath, inspired me to re-engage as an activist and get my book into your hands.

    I share Leah’s convictions about not being able to let Scientology’s harmful practices damage people’s lives and do nothing about it. I also agree with her that every story matters, no matter when it happened. Every true story is another significant thread to be woven in the tapestry of testimonies, hanging in the gallery of the public eye. If my story can help just one person break free of Scientology or any other cult, or help one family get back together after being destroyed by Scientology’s disconnection practices, then the efforts to publish this book were worth it.

    This book has achieved its purpose if you understand that escaping Scientology is more than just a one-time event of leaving (like a prison break-out), but is a process, like peeling layers of an onion, or forging through layers of entanglements before, during and after the physical escape. If you know someone in Scientology or in any cult, I encourage you to be supportive and understanding as they move through their escape process. Please give them a copy of this book. I hope it helps.

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    Some have asked me if I'm writing another book, what is it about, what is the title, and when will it be published?

    Yes I am. What is the book about? I will only say that the subject of Scientology, Narconon, and DM's OSA [GO] is weaved into a few chapters.

    Let us never forget Operation Snow White that resulted in The Queen v. Church of Scientology Toronto - convicted for Breach of Public Trust as I submitted into evidence and to a Montreal Judge recently.

    No final title yet. We hope to publish by end of August 2017 or before 2018.
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  35. Since Marty Rathbun was kind enough to provide it, before it is somehow inadvertently deleted from his blog, and before Marty inexplicably changes his mind and DA's her, here is a report of OSA operations against Karen Schless Pressley.


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    THE OFFICIAL CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY REPORT ON OPERATIONS AGAINST KAREN PRESLEY: (note, the term “DSA” stands for Director of Special Affairs, the OSA representative in each, local “church” of Scientology)
    February 8, 2006
    Both the DSA Atlanta and DSA Austin have been talking to their Christian ministry contacts about Pressley.
    The DSA Atlanta contacted Stacy Robinson of the Robinson Agency who books Pressley for Christian speaking engagements. Robinson has a website which contains information about Pressley and how to book her to speak at an event.
    The DSA asked Robinson to help her as she had attempted to speak to Pressley unsuccessfully and would like to somehow influence Pressley to stop bashing her Church and stick to ministering Christianity. Ms. Robinson asked the DSA what she wanted of Pressley and the DSA expressed her frustration with the content of Karen’s “speeches” and that her fellow parishioners were deeply distressed with the falsehoods spread by Pressley and we needed Ms. Robinson’s help to get these lies stopped. Ms. Robinson told the DSA that she could do nothing about the content of Pressley’s lectures and that the “Biblical” thing to do is to speak directly with her. The DSA told Ms. Robinson, she was hoping she could help by promoting Pressley less or not at all so long as the subject was bashing another church and its followers. Ms. Robinson said all she could do is give her name and number to Pressley and that if Pressley wanted to talk to her she could. The DSA told Robinson if she could encourage Pressley to call her so we could end all this, she would very much appreciate it. Ms. Robinson said she will see what she could do.
    The DSA also spoke to Rev. Johnny Hunt, pastor of the First Baptist Church Woodstock. He runs the church where Pressley was baptized. He told the DSA that Pressley rarely attends his Church any more as she moved out of the area but that her family still attends. He said that Pressley now attends Roswell Baptist Church.
    Hunt told the DSA that if he saw Pressley any of her family members he would give them the DSA’s name, message and number so that Pressley could contact the DSA herself. There is nothing he could do about the situation.
    The DSA has a call in to Dan Hayes, Executive Director of the Atlanta Community Ministries of which Pressley’s ministry is a part as well as Stacy Buchanan, Ministry Manager. (This is the woman who screens and approves all ministries that will function through ACM.) The DSA has not had a call back yet. The DSA has also e-mailed to a list of Christians terminals on Pressley’s lines.
    The DSA Austin has spoken with one of the board members of the Evangelical Ministry to New Religions (EMNR) and sent emails to two other board members concerning the misrepresentations that have come up in Pressley’s past speeches. The DSA will be attending their annual conference starting Thursday and will be talking directly with different members of the group. Pressley was scheduled to speak there but said that she may not attend.

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  36. The Wrong Guy Member

    New book peels back the cover on Scientology celebs and their legendary acting coach

    By Tony Ortega, July 17, 2017


    We’ve mentioned Allen Barton, proprietor of the Beverly Hills Playhouse, numerous times here at the Bunker and at the Village Voice. Most recently, for his play Disconnection, which we heard great things about from some of our readers who attended performances in Los Angeles.

    Barton has now published a book about his experiences at the Playhouse, which he took over after the death of legendary acting coach Milton Katselas in 2008. Barton’s book is titled The Oasis of Insanity: The Study and Pursuit of Acting at the Beverly Hills Playhouse.

    Milton Katselas was a Scientologist, and he became known for the Scientology celebrities who studied under him at the Playhouse. Barton, a classical pianist, joined the Playhouse community in 1990, and he too fell into Scientology. But by 2000, Barton was becoming disillusioned with his involvement in Scientology — and Katselas soon was having doubts of his own.

    Barton decided to include a chapter in his book about Scientology, and he’s generously agreed to let us print an excerpt from it. If you like what you see, you can purchase his book at Amazon.

    Continued at

    Here's an earlier thread about Allen:

    Allen Barton’s play “Disconnection” opening in L.A. (re Scientology)”-opening-in-l-a-re-scientology.121881/
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  37. Incredulicide Member

    Here is an interview with Kay revealing a bit of what will be in her book, and a new title (which TrevAnon also spotted weeks ago): Under Pressure: Memoirs of a Former Scientology Fundraiser
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  38. Incredulicide Member

    Steven Mango just revealed the title of his upcoming book 40 seconds into this video: My Scientology Memoir

    The caption with the title says "In stores this Winter"
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