The Secrets of Scientology
The Church of Scientology
is a rich and vengeful religious cult, or as one critic puts it, "a
cross between the Moonies and the Mafia." But it would be a mistake
to dismiss its underlying technology as harmless or ineffective.
Scientologists know a great deal about thought control, social
control, rhetorical judo (defeat by misdirection, deft use of logical
fallacies) and high pressure sales, though as victims of their own
technology, they wouldn't characterize it that way.
Despite its extensive advertising campaign, including half-hour TV
infomercials for Dianetics, the Church has been careful to maintain a veil
of mystery about its teachings, in part by outlawing any meaningful
discussion or analysis of them. (See the policy bulletin prohibiting verbal tech.) To learn the inner secrets of
the cult requires years of strict obedience and large monetary
In return, Scientology promises its adherents "total freedom". The
Internet, through sites like this one, is going to make good on that
promise. This web site is dedicated to exposing the various technical
tricks behind Scientology, until all its secrets have been laid before
the public at no charge.
- The TRs (training routines): Brainwashing 101.
- Secrets of the E-Meter: Scientology's sacred lie detector.
- OT III Scholarship Page. See the
story of Xenu the evil space alien (one of the top spiritual secrets of Scientology) in
Hubbard's own handwriting. Scientologists call this level The Wall of Fire.
- The NOTs Scholars Home Page. Everything
you always wanted to know about the levels of Scientology above OT III.
NOTs is New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans: some of Scientology's
most expensive secret scripture.
Scientology Comparative Theology Page reveals what Scientology
really teaches about Christianity. Also see "There Was No
Christ", a great page by Perry Scott.
- Scientology Audited. Chris Owen's
excellent essays on Scientology's dirty tricks squad, the real story
of L. Ron Hubbard, and more.
- Narconon Exposed, Chris Owen's
detailed and meticulously researched expose' of Scientology's drug rehab scam, and
Stop-Narconon.org, an expose' of Narconon's
infiltration of the public schools.
- The Fishman Declaration.
Steven Fishman claims Scientology taught him to commit securities fraud. When TIME printed
his story, Scientology sued for libel. Then the real trouble began.
- The secret closing agreement between Scientology and the
IRS (U.S. Internal Revenue Service) was leaked to the Wall Street Journal in late 1997. Read all
about it at Chris Owen's
Scientology versus the IRS page.
- Study Technology is the key to Scientology's attempt at infiltrating
the public schools through their front group Applied
- The Secret Library of Scientology contains many books and essays
about Scientology: everything L. Ron Hubbard wouldn't want you to read.
- Reed Slatkin Media Resource: everything you
ever wanted to know about the biggest Scientology-related financial fraud in history.
- Information about BioFriendly Corporation, and its
Lisa Clause: Scientology's abusive release forms exposed. The
most egregious one of all says they can kill you on the Introspection
Rundown if they wish. This is the "Lisa McPherson clause".
- The Profit: the Movie Scientology
Doesn't Want You to See. Totalitarian organizations can't stand parody.
Visit TheProfit.org to learn more.
- Jeremy Perkins, a 28 year
old schizophrenic left untreated due to his family's Scientology
beliefs, stabbed his mother to death on L. Ron Hubbard's birthday. Another
Scientology mental health victim is Kyle Brennan.
- Digital Lightwave is a scandal-ridden
Clearwater company run by Scientologists, led by Bryan Zwan.
Church of Scientology vs. the Net explains how the cult enraged
free speech advocates in 1994-1995 and earned itself a world of
politicans in bed with Scientology: hall of shame.
- Meet Gavino Idda, Scientology's Internet terrorist.
- The number one anti-Scientology
resource on the net today is Andreas Heldal-Lund's Operation Clambake.
- Poor, dumb Tom Cruise. He probably wants
to smack Dave
Touretzky for this page. And Kirstie Alley
and Catherine Bell likewise.
- Critical info about the World
Institute of Scientology Enterprises, an association of
cult-associated businesses, including the infamous Sterling
Management Systems that sucks dentists and chiropractors into
- Stolen Valor: Scientology's lies about
L. Ron Hubbard's military record.
- Joseph Grieboski, Scientology's paid
lobbyist and tool.
IRC: meet Scientology critics on the #altreligionscientology IRC
(Internet Relay Chat) channel on Undernet.
- Media appearances by the author of this web site.
- The web site of anti-cult activist Rick Ross has been undergoing a
cyber-attack over this article
mentioning Bruce Raisley that Raisley doesn't want people to read.
Yahoo's collection of Scientology critic pages
Scientology's bumbling private investigator Lee Pitcher of Phoenix,
AZ now has her very own web page.
David S. Touretzky
Computer Science Department & Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891