Prev Next  

Advertisement

How Scientology Works

Lots More Information

Author's Note: How Scientology Works

Most religions have a foundation story and I have no beef with Scientology looking to sci-fi for its background tale. In fact, I think we should be founding more religions on the backs of good storylines. A cult of Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse," for instance, which would require a yearly pilgrimage to the Shetland Islands, or a doctrine based on "The Lord of the Rings" in which adherents must cast a gold ring into an active volcano. The possibilities are endless...

Related Articles

More Great Links

Sources

  • Douthat, Ross. "What's The Matter With Scientology? (II)." The Atlantic. Aug. 6, 2007. (July 1, 2017) https://www.theatlantic.com/personal/archive/2007/08/whats-the-matter-with-scientology-ii/54644/
  • Frantz, Douglas. "Scientology's Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt." New York Times. March 9, 1997. (June 30, 2017) http://www.nytimes.com/1997/03/09/us/scientology-s-puzzling-journey-from-tax-rebel-to-tax-exempt.html
  • Gilbert, Sophie. "In 'Scientology and the Aftermath,' Leah Remini Strikes Back." The Atlantic. Nov. 29, 2016. (June 22, 2017) https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2016/11/scientology-and-the-aftermath-leah-remini-review/509057/
  • Gilbert, Sophie. "It's Not Easy Being Scientology." The Atlantic. March 26, 2015. (June 22, 2017) https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/03/its-not-easy-being-scientology/388634/
  • Guerrasio, Jason. "The chilling story of how Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard rose to power." Business Insider. March 31, 2015. (June 26, 2017) http://www.businessinsider.com/l-ron-hubbard-history-sci-fi-writer-to-scientology-founder-2015-3
  • Harry Harrison. "Harry Harrison! Harry Harrison!" Macmillan. 2014. (June 26, 2017) https://books.google.ca/books?id=k32BAwAAQBAJ&pg=PA78&lpg=PA78&dq=hydra+club+sci-fi+writers+new+york&source=bl&ots=_FDBbTaxe4&sig=wxr6dAunjJmtAAvXTnQkO0d-FVc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjm7aqfgNzUAhVp7YMKHRTVBJIQ6AEIUjAJ - v=onepage&q=hydra club sci-f
  • Rinder, Mike. "More Scientology Lies about Disconnection." Mike Rinder's Blog. Feb. 28, 2017. (July 14, 2017) http://www.mikerindersblog.org/more-scientology-lies-about-disconnection/
  • Sappell, Joel and Robert W. Welkos. "The Mind Behind the Religion: Chapter Two: Creating the Mystique: Hubbard's image was crafted of truth, distorted by myth." Los Angeles Times. June 24, 1990. (June 27, 2017) http://articles.latimes.com/1990-06-24/news/mn-1012_1_l-ron-hubbard
  • Scientology.ca. "What Is Dianetics?" (June 29, 2017) http://www.scientology.ca/faq/background-and-basic-principles/what-is-dianetics.html
  • Scientology.ca. "What is the E-Meter and How Does It Work?" (July 13, 2017) http://www.scientology.ca/faq/scientology-and-dianetics-auditing/what-is-the-emeter-and-how-does-it-work.html
  • Shermer, Michael. "The Real Science behind Scientology." Scientific American. Nov. 1, 2011. (June 26, 2017) https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-real-science-behind-scientology/

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


Advertisement


Recommended

Advertisement

Advertisement