Social Control in Scientology
A look at the methods of entrapment

by Bob Penny

Available in PDF (35 pages, 99K) or PostScript (35 pages, 79K gzipped) formats

Table of Contents


  1. Shared Self-Deceptions

  2. Friends to Be Cooperated With

  3. A Destructive Cult

  4. Scientology Training: Selling "Hard Sell"

  5. The Creation of Ignorance

  6. But I Thought You Cared about Your Children...

  7. Scientology Ethics

  8. The Defeat of Street Smarts

  9. An Example of Word Games: The Word Control

  10. The Web of Group-Think

  11. Results

  12. About the Author

Bob Penny, one of the founders of FACTNet (Fight Against Coercive Tactics Network), gives this account of how his book was originally published in a dual edition with Margery Wakefield's book, The Road to Xenu :
Margery wrote the first part of the book (The Road to Xenu), and I wrote the second part (Social Control in Scientology). We decided that the two parts complemented each other, so we published them together in one volume which we first released at the 1991 Cult Awareness Network conference in Oklahoma City. The printing was done in response to demand at the nearest Kinko's or other quick printer. The volumes were bound in a thermal binding machine of mine. Both Margery's work and mine were released to the public domain in 1993, when they were offered for download on the (non-internet) FACTNet BBS. Neither are on file with the Library of Congress unless someone else put them there. The text has been available (with no remuneration to either Margery or me) on the FACTNet BBS and on countless Web and ftp sites for I know not how long.