Twenty upcoming books on Scientology

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


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    August 28, 2017 – Well, it’s been a long haul since I first started this blog and didn’t let anyone know about it. Meanwhile, we completed two major publication projects:

    – We edited Janis Gillham Grady’s book, Commodore’s Messenger: A Child Adrift in the Sea Organization – Book One. She released it in late July 2017!

    – I wrote an 800-page version of Escaping Scientology: An Insider’s True Story without paying attention to word count or page count. My associate called and asked if I really wanted to publish a book as long as War and Peace, since the manuscript I sent him for interior layout came to 238,000 words and 800 pages. It took me almost as long to abridge the book as it did to write it. I came up with the idea to post stories from my original book content on my book website, which enabled me to produce a book that was more manageable for readers at 400 pages, with more information available at

    – Jeff Hawkins at Skyhawk Studios designed a stunning cover for the hardback, print and e-book formats.

    – It’s going through the finishing process now and should be out within two weeks!

    – Also went to Los Angeles twice this summer, once in June to join Janis Gillham Grady at her awesome Reconnect event for ex-Sea Org and ex-Scientologists. Again in late July for an opportunity to contribute to A&E’s Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath. I’ll be writing about this experience in an upcoming blog post. Looks like the episode I am in will be aired Sept. 19, 2017. Can’t wait to see the final cut.

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  2. Incredulicide Member

    Upcoming book!
    Flunk. Start.: Report From a Former Scientologist
    Sands Hall
    Publisher: Counterpoint (March 1, 2018)
    ASIN: B071P44P9R
    368 pages, no cover image available yet.
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  3. Incredulicide Member

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  5. NOW AVAILABLE - Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story, by Karen Schless Pressley

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    Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey With the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power

    Kindle Edition
    by Karen Schless Pressley (Author), Mike Rinder (Foreword), Steven Hassan (Foreword)

    Kindle $9.99

    Artists Peter and Karen Schless were seduced by Scientology's celebrity spirituality, and detoured from Hollywood careers to join its extremist group, the Sea Org. In leader David Miscavige's inner sanctum, they built their mental prison as they melded into its radicalized lifestyle where danger, captivity and abuse were normalized. After three escapes, Karen chose between two unbearable options.

    Escaping Scientology Part I sweeps you into the lives of two young adults filled with hope and love as designer Karen and her award-winning musician-composer husband Peter overcome obstacles to succeed in the music and fashion industries together. Scientology re-focuses their goals toward the importance of clearing the planet and recruiting celebrities to build Scientology's social capital. Karen portrays the basic beliefs of Scientology that led to her radicalization into the Sea Org at the Celebrity Centre, a fortress where artists aspire to achieve greatness while attaining spiritual freedom through L. Ron Hubbard’s teachings. Karen shows how celebrities are lured into Scientology and develop a co-dependent relationship from which few break out.

    Part II reveals Karen as a flawed and complex woman when she and Peter move to the secretive International Management headquarters, where they join 800 fanatical Sea Org members that made billion-year commitments to make this a Scientology world without war, criminality, or insanity. Karen finds the dystopian outpost and its global operations to be proof that Time magazine’s 1991 article, “The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power” captures the essence of Scientology’s mindset, that she describes as “war is everything and everything is war.” She is no passive victim as she attempts to stay in the driver’s seat and keep their marriage intact while fighting the pressures of the Int base culture that attempt to break them apart. Scientology goes under “Cruise Control” as Miscavige becomes obsessed with his biggest trophy, Tom Cruise, and stiffens his control and abusive punishment methods on the Int base staff. Karen rebels against regulations and spends time in Scientology’s prison camp. After two attempts to escape the Int base, she is trailed by security guards and coerced into returning. Failing to escape, she questions the evidence of her own senses, and makes a mind-twisting re-commitment to become the best version of a Sea Org member she can be. Karen carves out a world she can live within as she is promoted into the highest echelons of management, appointed by the Chairman of the Board RTC to Int Management Public Relations Officer and later to take charge of the image of Sea Org staff internationally from the Int Finance Office. While working on special projects under David and Shelley Miscavige, she travels to Scientology bases around the world where she sees human rights violations set in place by Hubbard’s policies that cause her to conclude Scientology is a for-profit business that builds billions of dollars of assets on the backs of Sea Org slave labor, while hiding behind the banner of the First Amendment, claiming benefits and protection as a non-profit religion.

    The epilogue of Part III portrays the mind-wrenching process of physical escape, and psychological anguish as Karen plies herself out of Scientology’s grip and endures its cruel disconnection policy. She re-acclimates herself to life on the outside while, brick by brick, she disassembles the walls of the mental prison she had built, and survives with the help of her accomplice and the love and support of her family.

    Karen's narrative memoir shows that Scientology's plan, authored by L. Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, is filled with flaws: While the leaders impose their will on members who follow blindly and spend exorbitant amounts of money or dedicate their lives to achieve spiritual freedom, they grossly underestimate the power of individual free will in those brave enough to escape and speak out.

    Length: 426 pages
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    Product details

    File Size: 5884 KB
    Print Length: 426 pages
    Publisher: Bayshore Publications - Nokomis, FL; 1 edition (September 17, 2017)
    Publication Date: September 17, 2017
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    Language: English
    ASIN: B075MB8WKC
    Text-to-Speech: Enabled
    Not Enabled
    Word Wise: Enabled
    Lending: Enabled
    Screen Reader: Supported
    Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,163 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    #3 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Occult > Cults & Demonism
    #5 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts > Cults
    #113 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Memoirs

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  6. Chris Shelton interviews Karen Pressley, author of the new book Escaping Scientology.
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  7. VIDEO: Karen Schless Pressley, Former Commanding Officer Scientology Celebrity Centre - Part 1

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  8. Now available in hardcover, softcover and Kindle editions: Escaping Scientology, by Karen Schless Pressley.
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  9. Incredulicide Member


    "My autobiography, “Over the Edge: A Pawn in the Scientology Money Machine”, that has been nearly 2 years in the making, will be released in a week or two.

    I’m hoping that my book and blog articles go viral. Why? Because a lot of people in this world need to wake up and take control of their lives if they are ever to be truly free and happy."
    Back Cover:
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  10. The Wrong Guy Member

    Here's an excerpt from a post in another thread:

    San Diego State University Library Debuts New Science Fiction Room | San Diego State University

    Donald Westbrook, who received a Ph.D. in religious studies from Claremont Graduate University in 2015, called the collection “a preeminent resource for scientology studies [which] continues to receive fuller academic attention as one of many American-born new religious movements.” His book about the Church of Scientology is due out next year from Oxford University Press.

    More at
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  11. Incredulicide Member
    Published October 4, 2017 by Amazon Digital Services .
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  12. NEW BOOK - Over the Edge: A Pawn in the Scientology Money Machine, by Kay Rowe.

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    Over the Edge: A Pawn in the Scientology Money Machine

    by Kay Rowe (Author)

    Kindle $9.99 to buy

    In a billion years I never thought I'd get involved in a cult, let alone sign a billion year contract with one and stick with it for 37 years.

    The most oft questions I have been asked are "Why did you get involved in the first place?" and "What took you so long to finally get out?"
    I am confident that you will find the answers to both of these questions and many more in the pages within. This is not just my memoir, but a story that needs to be told of harsh abuse, medical neglect and voracious greed all under the banner of a religion which claims to be saving this planet and the universe. From my early days getting involved in Scientology in Santa Barbara to joining the elite Sea Organization and slaving for pennies a day, there are no stones left unturned. I was a pawn in the Church of Scientology's money making machine and this is my story.

    I reside in Omaha, NE, surrounded by Wonderful friends. In addition to being a Writer, I am a Realtor and Wealth Advisor. My passion to help people enjoy a higher quality of life recently landed me a position as a Rep for a company that provides Mobile Dental Care for the elderly in Skilled Nursing Facilities.

    Length: 284 pages
    Word Wise: Enabled
    Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    Page Flip: Enabled
    Matchbook Price: $2.99

    Product details
    File Size: 814 KB
    Print Length: 284 pages
    Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    Publication Date: October 4, 2017
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
    Language: English
    ASIN: B0765SXMBP
    Text-to-Speech: Enabled
    X-Ray: Not Enabled
    Word Wise: Enabled
    Lending: Enabled
    Screen Reader: Supported

    Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,065 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
    #5 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Religion & Spirituality > Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts
    #5 in Books > Religion & Spirituality > Other Religions, Practices & Sacred Texts > Scientology
    #19 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Religious

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  13. Incredulicide Member

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  14. Incredulicide Member

    13 minutes into this interview Jeffrey Augustine mentions he's writing a book about Scientology and contract/copyright law with religious protections.
  15. I hope it's better than these piles of crap:

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  16. TorontosRoot Member

    Eh, those are just books. Never read them, however they are intriguing and interesting.
  17. Then buy and read them asap.
  18. The Wrong Guy Member


    A new academic book takes apart Scientology and pop culture, and the apologists hate it

    By Tony Ortega, April 11, 2018


    We have to apologize to University of Alberta Professor Stephen A. Kent. He sent us a copy of his newest book ages ago, and we simply haven’t had time to do more than leaf through it.

    It’s an academic tome, and its title is Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy, and it’s a collection of chapters written by various scholars, including Susan Raine and Hugh Urban.

    Kent himself is one of the hardest-working scholars in the Scientology field, and he’s amassed a legendary collection of Scientology materials, some of which we got access to when we were researching our own book about Paulette Cooper, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely.

    Raine is one of Kent’s former graduate students, and we really liked a 2014 paper she put out about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s fiction and how it relates to Scientology.

    Urban has done fantastic work explaining Scientology, and we’ve admired much of his work, particularly on Hubbard and the occult.

    Urban’s chapter in the new book looks for ways in which Scientology concepts can be traced back to Hubbard’s pulp fiction — an idea we’ve explored on our own in the past.

    Kent himself wrote three chapters, which number a total of thirteen, including Raine’s lengthy introduction, and they cover everything from Scientology’s obsession with celebrities to Hubbard’s interest in music.

    But we just haven’t had time to dive into the chapters much, and for that we feel pretty terrible. But we thought we should bring it up after the book got a roughing up by Italian academic Massimo Introvigne in the journal of the apologist “new religious movements” group CESNUR, based in Turin.

    Wow, this guy hates Steve Kent.

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  19. TorontosRoot Member

    Kent is kicking scientology's butt.
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  20. The Wrong Guy Member

    Hana Whitfield’s book excerpt: L. Ron Hubbard’s amidships meltdown over ‘Xemu’ and OT 3

    By Tony Ortega, April 21, 2018


    We sure have a treat for you today. On Thursday, after we posted excerpts from L. Ron Hubbard’s most notorious lecture, his 1968 lesson about Xenu/Xemu and a 75 million-year-old genocide, we heard from someone who served with Hubbard at the time, Hana Whitfield! We hope you remember what an amazing job she did describing life on the high seas with Hubbard in the 2015 HBO documentary, ‘Going Clear.’

    Anyway, we can hardly believe it, but Hana was inspired by our story on Thursday and decided to share with us a chapter of a forthcoming book she’s been working on. She can’t tell us the title or the publication date of the book yet, but the chapter is all about her own experience with Incident Two and OT 3 and Hubbard, and we knew you’d want to see it.

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