My suggested reading list for newly out Scientologists

Veda

Well-known member
Good post.

I've taken the liberty of snipping the top and bottom link to focus on the middle link. Even those of us who became involved with Scientology, before the Internet, had access to a large amount of information - which we discounted or ignored.

This can still happen, even today, much the same as it did then, usually resulting from the person having meet someone whom he likes and respects who happens to be a member of Scientology, or the person. one way or another, having had a positive experience with some aspect of Scientology. Thereafter the person regards it as unthinkable that Scientology could be anything other than as advertised.

Lots of material available, like above and

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Link to the YOU KNEW AND STILL JOINED thread which may be helpful to those who find this current thread of recommended reading to be preposterous.

On item in the above thread from original ESMB no longer functions, so here it is:

Contains many interviews with high level Scientologists
who worked with L. Ron Hubbard



The Incredible String Band created five albums before becoming involved with Scientology.
This song was from the time before Scientology.

Scientology prohibits "mixing practices" and regards almost anything not Scientology as "reactive bank" or "squirreling."
This inhibition on creating took a toll on the ISB.


Link to the Scientology inspired music thread









 
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guanoloco

As-Wased
Here's an excellent source for Ex-Scientologists.

 

Dotey OT

Dis-Membered
Thank you @ILove2Lurk you beautiful lurker!!!

This is the thread that I needed a few years back.

I am going to start a little reading list/documentary check off checklist.

I was doing great on my little side project of getting "hatted" as an ex-scio. Got derailed with everything that's been going on in the world.

I am getting back onto it!!
 

Cat's Squirrel

Well-known member
You might have done "The Basics" while you were in.
Here's another set for you, "The Heretical Basics,"
that you should be reading now that you're out.

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These are books the COS prefers you didn't read,
as the passages divulge many secrets they'd prefer
remain hidden. Some of the content is pretty shocking
at times. But if you endured being in the COS for a few
years or decades, you'll be able to handle it. :coolwink:

These are books that helped me untangle the experience
called Scientology -- referred to as unpeeling the onion
around here.

Some of the older titles have been put out on the Internet
by authors as webpages or PDFs. Most all are available
on Kindle or at your library as audiobooks.

Enjoy. :coolwink:
If it's still available, I can also recommend "Religion, Inc." by Stewart Lamont, a British reporter who investigated Scn in the 1980s. Lamont's strong point was that he came from a genuine religious background and was therefore able to examine (and then reject) Scn's claims to be a rwligion.

BTW, I borrowed it from the East Grinstead public library, right under the nose of the CofS. :)
 

Chuck J.

Election Fraud Has Consequences
As always I will recommend two threads: The Sole Source Myth and Opening Pandora's Box. You should be able to find them here or on ESMB Mk.1

Those two will crack a lot of $cientology case.
 

Karakorum

Well-known member
I just recalled another one:
John Duignan's "The complex". John was in the Sea Org,worked in AOLA and Saint Hill UK, in ads and aslo global finance. He's a good writer and the account is vivid and easy to read. He details a lot of the nonsense, inside politics of the SO, as well as recruiting tactics and sleep deprivation.

For me at least, it was the best of the "post-Hubbard era SO personal accounts".

 

UTR

Celestial Spork
WHAT NEVER HAPPENED IN THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD: Ex Scientologist looks at the shoop and thinks: "OMG, this is so confusing
You don't know that doesn't happen. A newly out person has never seen the covers of these books, and so would not understand a satirical reference. Hearing for the first time about LRH's twin brother and LRH's second wife can all seem like equal new information.

And I was trying to be polite, but honestly, can you maybe not make this informative thread all about you?
 

Veda

Well-known member

Veda

Well-known member
Message to those curious about Scientology with views that are positive, but perhaps also have some doubts.

This should be a place you can communicate without being ridiculed or attacked .

Satire is mainly directed at the the organization of Scientology and its trickery and abuse., not you personally.

Some of the ridiculers may have forgotten that they were once where you are now.

 

HelluvaHoax!

Well-known member
You don't know that doesn't happen. A newly out person has never seen the covers of these books, and so would not understand a satirical reference. Hearing for the first time about LRH's twin brother and LRH's second wife can all seem like equal new information.

And I was trying to be polite, but honestly, can you maybe not make this informative thread all about you?
Oh wow, the shaming tech is on display today! LOL

"A newly out person has never seen the covers of these books, and so would not understand a satirical reference" You have spoken to all the newly out people and have actual examples of that happening? Of course you don't because you just made up that fake problem that never happened. Who specifically is this mythological person who "would not understand a satirical reference"? Only you can supposedly understand satire? Is that the gimmick that is supposed to shame people? LOL, really Lame.

"...can you maybe not make this informative thread all about you?"
Double lame. I greatly commended IL2L's book selections and I also greatly laughed at her hiliarious shoops. Again, you made up a problem that didn't even happen.

"Hearing for the first time about LRH's twin brother.......can all seem like equal new information". LOL. Anyone who see's ILove2Lurk's hilarious meme and actually believes that Ron's twin brother was the first being on this planet to achieve the state of "Operating Hobo" has problems far more serious than you pretend to imagine. Where is one of these imaginary people you made up who think that Ron's twin brother is an Operating Hobo? LOL. Triple lame.

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HelluvaHoax!

Well-known member
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A serious situation has been detected by both Karakorum and UTR, wherein newbie posters on ESMB are being confused, bewildered and spun in by looking at out-gradient memes. In order to get ethics in, we are therefore conducting a survey:

DO YOU KNOW ANY EX SCIENTOLOGISTS WHO SAW THIS
SATIRICAL MEME AND WERE HARMED BECAUSE THEY
WERE SHOCKED & ENTURBULATED TO DISCOVER THAT
RON HAS A TWIN BROTHER WHO IS AN "OPERATING HOBO"?





Feel free to use as many sheets of paper as you need to in
order to list out the many hundreds or thousands of meme victims.

Some of you may think this meme is funny, but I can assure you it is not.
We had a previous serious incident where Karakorum discovered that certain
whistleblowers like Mike Rinder and Leah Remini were likewise
really harming scientologists, staff members and others trying
to escape the cult. When asked, Karakorum could not
think of anyone specifically that Leah was harming,
but the harm was quite harmful, he assured everyone.

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Chuck J.

Election Fraud Has Consequences
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