The new book "Secrecy: Silence, Power, and Religion" by Hugh B. Urban has a chapter on Scientology

ISNOINews

Independent Scientology and Nation of Islam news
The new book "Secrecy: Silence, Power, and Religion" by Hugh B. Urban has a chapter on Scientology:

"Chapter 6: The Third Wall of Fire

Scientology and the Study of Religious Secrecy in the Twenty-First Century"


"Secrecy: Silence, Power, and Religion" by Hugh B. Urban.

University of Chicago Press
First edition January 5, 2021
264 pages

eTextbook – $30.00
Hardcover – $95.00
Paperback – $30.00


Amazon.com


41JVx0ZXjTL._AC_SY1000_.jpg


Screenshot_20210128-110900_1611857436278.png


* * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

Product Description

The powers of political secrecy and social spectacle have been taken to surreal extremes recently. Witness the twin terrors of a president who refuses to disclose dealings with foreign powers while the private data of ordinary citizens is stolen and marketed in order to manipulate consumer preferences and voting outcomes. We have become accustomed to thinking about secrecy in political terms and personal privacy terms. In this bracing, new work, Hugh Urban wants us to focus these same powers of observation on the role of secrecy in religion.

With Secrecy, Urban investigates several revealing instances of the power of secrecy in religion, including nineteenth-century Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the sexual magic of a Russian-born Parisian mystic; the white supremacist BrüderSchweigen or “Silent Brotherhood” movement of the 1980s, the Five Percenters, and the Church of Scientology. An electrifying read, Secrecy is the culmination of decades of Urban’s reflections on a vexed, ever-present subject
.
About the Author

Hugh Urban is professor of religion and comparative studies at the Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion, The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion, and Zorba the Buddha: Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement.

* * * * * END INTRODUCTION * * * * *

/
 
Last edited:

Hatshepsut

Well-known member
The new book "Secrecy: Silence, Power, and Religion" by Hugh B. Urban has a chapter on Scientology:

"Chapter 6: The Third Wall of Fire

Scientology and the Study of Religious Secrecy in the Twenty-First Century"


"Secrecy: Silence, Power, and Religion" by Hugh B. Urban.

University of Chicago Press;
First edition January 5, 2021
264 pages

eTextbook – $30.00
Hardcover – $95.00
Paperback – $30.00


Amazon.com


View attachment 9226


View attachment 9227


* * * * * BEGIN INTRODUCTION * * * * *

Product Description

The powers of political secrecy and social spectacle have been taken to surreal extremes recently. Witness the twin terrors of a president who refuses to disclose dealings with foreign powers while the private data of ordinary citizens is stolen and marketed in order to manipulate consumer preferences and voting outcomes. We have become accustomed to thinking about secrecy in political terms and personal privacy terms. In this bracing, new work, Hugh Urban wants us to focus these same powers of observation on the role of secrecy in religion.

With Secrecy, Urban investigates several revealing instances of the power of secrecy in religion, including nineteenth-century Scottish Rite Freemasonry, the sexual magic of a Russian-born Parisian mystic; the white supremacist BrüderSchweigen or “Silent Brotherhood” movement of the 1980s, the Five Percenters, and the Church of Scientology. An electrifying read, Secrecy is the culmination of decades of Urban’s reflections on a vexed, ever-present subject
.
About the Author

Hugh Urban is professor of religion and comparative studies at the Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Tantra: Sex, Secrecy, Politics, and Power in the Study of Religion, The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion, and Zorba the Buddha: Sex, Spirituality, and Capitalism in the Global Osho Movement.

* * * * * END INTRODUCTION * * * * *

/
I've been looking at that picture of Albert Pike on the book for quite a while. Morals and Dogma is a difficult read and I'm not successfully thru it. It's tedious. Nice to have someone like Urban do the research for you

A lot of the Mason's literature is not written in plainspeak. One strains to read between the lines sometimes to the 'secrets'. Lol. I've spent too much already, buying amazon books, trying to understand their elusive levels. They're fundamentally different in France and Spain and Germany, where the original groups were the Martinists, or Rosicurcians with their Elus Cohens (Illuminated priests of the universe). Secrecy is the lure. It says there are things on one particular level of consciousness, not permitted to be known on the others.
.

The average individual, if permitted to LOOK from an unclouded perspective, is able to see what games are being played in front of him. No city slicker could befuddle sheriff Andy of Mayberry. Lol. And, it's always members of those so called, 'upper' level, Illuminated groups that are guilty of constructing the areas not to be known about. It's a Know to Mystery game, like we're seeing on the political scene currently. The oligarchs don't want everyone to fully understand the game being played. It's a means to an end, which is even hidden as some secret.
RTC-symbol.png
 
Last edited:

ISNOINews

Independent Scientology and Nation of Islam news
Several days ago, I noted that Hugh B. Urban has published a new book, "Secrecy: Silence, Power, and Religion," that has a chapter on Scientology -- "Chapter 6: The Third Wall of Fire."

Incredulicide on WWP claims that chapter is Urban's "May 2017 paper of almost the same name in Nova Religio, Volume 20 Number 4, pages 13-36, DOI: 10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.13." The May 2017 paper is available for download for free at:


https://web.archive.org/web/20210129081816id_/https://smallpdf-production-files.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dfdb49ff94784bfbbeb05112dfd836b0.pdf?X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256&X-Amz-Credential=ASIA3I33L6ORYKHDV46N/20210129/eu-west-1/s3/aws4_request&X-Amz-Date=20210129T081816Z&X-Amz-Expires=900&X-Amz-Security-Token=IQoJb3JpZ2luX2VjEIT//////////wEaCWV1LXdlc3QtMSJIMEYCIQDbWhsPabieA2CSzk/DGrFFspjt42acH0IP98d7d+z/ygIhANl8OztvB5M8M9P9+pd2T8DusuHEkEvP9/5HEgjf/HskKrQDCG0QABoMNzc0OTYzNDU4OTc5IgxWcf3MT4wgBH74RQkqkQO2+8B6xD7DqIGVG7oHbDpZL++4lxRxUYZzmD/uSMmOF752R4qdUuMKQI6J99HkxYI6qOQxwtPdGYBO4QBB6oZDZJoIQ+9KB3wGgu4vIE/03UCVwR+6TL9Yj8bdxpd4Zpy+mm8wJR0IBspR+ZHE1k56UYlFI9G/7WoCPkywqsInW84ovvqKjDNzzdxuEfHGDdg3Nl3nD2qLhII7CSV3uVU74sH8heAqzxANfPC0WhKG4unL23s6sWVfKGAPrd9VC1TA5VnEzZVF1UEowFwYZ3YHjgSDtSL1GccRNodGVFFrylMfG9daiZkxTex7mLBkVGE4u5jYkvcENYER4ILTY+jxIGnJ3n5HSyNuswRlutPVKS7IIieo+8PXXPb94YCFPMA4ig1kXyCYcCfn00B8NF+4x19b8SR78Qyrm4DCskb3Y4ZLCxQEeQ1B3NJ9xvSDi3mn0ICVlhrvN+gUduJa9nAbwAafRdSZw8FdbIlN9fH84vWZpGBWFvB7qGr7j/oGSXrmxYz1crA857iNa/65DFkKQDCNjM6ABjrqAQkGVnV8mKJilAdfN92SQhxV4midyv5m7yN9pXPzcEYiVU0M87fG8GtIHj5flCrseYGlO0kcG0RW6d4JWRkT9RXQ/5Mtu7nVPhJoYoIDSavL9MglpkWmxRmOZD1+CVbjF4oFs8SqtTXyz9SYF1sqi0dMYyp7e93L6mGaex+Cx6VHV25z4+ua4zlv/byivESuMd1QyvKqcjJL1/ktW5ZfHnWHa4T/GWniaac32lKXIo7CZxkQr/a1E0akDfRj2G3BH15CzyDwO6N+jnCNFTsnlY1qEwLpm4aw0AlXZ4qgttjZpzeCHA/v1twXoQ==&X-Amz-SignedHeaders=host&response-content-disposition=attachment; filename="The Third Wall of Fire - Hugh B. Urban - nr.2017.20.4.13-pages-1-24.pdf"; filename*=UTF-8''The%20Third%20Wall%20of%20Fire%20-%20Hugh%20B.%20Urban%20-%20nr.2017.20.4.13-pages-1-24.pdf&response-content-type=application/pdf&X-Amz-Signature=05b709d2c339fdf4ee608f0170beaa5decc0564fa09d5f9f0c49ede4b5d4e665


And at:


“The Third Wall of Fire” | Urban, Hugh B. | download


/
 
Top