Jon Atack SP Declare for squirreling 1984

Veda

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Staring in 1984 Jon Atack published the magazine Reconnection, which assisted those disconnected from others, and aided those still interested in Scientology tech with their auditing groups.



Around the same time period, many courageous people protested. It could be dangerous. There was no Internet.

One such example was Frank Notaro, who protested at the Hollywood Celebrity Center, which, unbeknownst, to its "public" Scientologists, and many ordinary staff, was heavily armed, and the secret location of an intelligence (spying & dirty tricks) operation, and a black jacketed thug cadre.

Link to The Free Spirit (Jan. 1986): "A Picketing We Go" by Frank Notaro. There's a video of this if anyone could find it.

These were wild times.

It's largely forgotten that many of the most effective dissidents, including Jon Atack, were, at one time participants to alternative "squirrel" Scientology.

It's a phase, which is why it's a good idea to be tolerant of those in that phase, such as many "Independent Scientologists."

Even Van Morrison was briefly - at a safe instance - an admirer of Hubbard and his writngs, and released an album during that time.


He later emphatically stated that he was a member of no organizations.


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Veda

Well-known member
Staring in 1984 Jon Atack published the magazine Reconnection, which assisted those disconnected from others, and aided those still interested in Scientology tech with their auditing groups.



Around the same time period, many courageous people protested. It could be dangerous. There was no Internet.

One such example was Frank Notaro, who protested at the Hollywood Celebrity Center, which, unbeknownst, to its "public" Scientologists, and many ordinary staff, was heavily armed, and the secret location of an intelligence (spying & dirty tricks) operation, and a black jacketed thug cadre.

Link to The Free Spirit (Jan. 1986): "A Picketing We Go" by Frank Notaro. There's a video of this if anyone could find it.

These were wild times.

It's largely forgotten that many of the most effective dissidents, including Jon Atack, were, at one time participants to alternative "squirrel" Scientology.

It's a phase, which is why it's a good idea to be tolerant of those in that phase, such as many "Independent Scientologists."

Even Van Morrison was briefly - at a safe instance - an admirer of Hubbard and his writngs, and released an album during that time.


He later emphatically stated that he was a member of no organizations.


Video added


John Donne, the first metaphysical poet of the middle ages.​

For years a poem by John Donne was prominently featured at the beginning of every Scientology Celebrity magazine. I wonder if it might have snagged Van Morison.

Does anyone remember that poem?
 
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