By Marc Headley
Nominated through Foreword journal as 2009 e-book of the yr Award Finalist. Marc Headley offers an insider's view of lifestyles as a member of Scientology's "Sea Organization". Marc labored at Scientology's mystery desolate tract compound, which homes all Scientology administration, for 15 years. the five hundred acre estate is found deep within the California barren region. The neighborhood townspeople have been advised lectures and movies have been made there. yet is that every one that was once taking place? it's the situation of a multi-million greenback domestic for L. Ron Hubbard, outfitted 20 years after his dying. it's the domestic of Scientology's present chief, David Miscavige. So what fairly occurs on the Int Base? Are the tales on the net actual? How does Scientology behavior administration of its everyday operations? might tales of armed guards, guns, employees beatings, and razor cord fences be precise? if that is so, how may possibly a facility like this exist in modern-day the USA? thousands of employees attempted to flee through the years. a few succeeded yet have been by no means noticeable or heard of back, so much failed. Why have been humans stored right here? What fairly went on on the headquarters of Scientology? this is often the tale of what occurred at the back of the Iron Curtain of Scientology. "...the Scientology cult, is I warrantly you, 1000 occasions more strange than you may have ever imagined." the loo & Ken exhibit, KFI AM 640 "Headley's publication additionally offers beautiful fabric that has hardly ever been gathered in a single place... a damning account of existence operating for Scientology chief David Miscavige on the secretive desolate tract base..." Tony Ortega, The Village Voice "...a new publication exposing alleged information about not only Scientology -- yet Tom Cruise's organization with the church -- is available..." The Washington publish "Marc Headley , a former insider on the church, has written a tell-all e-book, referred to as Blown for reliable, approximately his 15 years of labor with Scientology. And folks...you cannot deal with the truth..." The Frisky "
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M. so I had no worries in this department and never did any courses or further Scientology studies. Then my mom broke up with her boyfriend and we moved back to Hollywood. I no longer had an excuse not to study after school at the big blue buildings, “The Complex,” in Hollywood. In 1988, I did the Student Hat. I was 15 years old. I thought this would be a piece of cake as I had already done two other courses on how to study the Scientology way. This course, though, was way more than I thought it would be.
They were in the damn house! The only way you get these people to leave is to give them money, and lots of it. Apparently, there was never enough money to “Clear the Planet,” the Scientology battle cry for saving mankind, as fast as needed. The sad thing was that Jesse’s dad had the money. He had just sold off a company and had a boatload of cash he was sitting on. They probably knew that, which is why they were here. And it was Wednesday! Anyone in Scientology knows that you never go see a Registrar on Wednesdays or Thursday mornings!
This was working out just fine until one of our supervisors spotted us in the pool at the Fort Harrison Hotel one night. The next day she pulled us aside and told us that we were being dilettantes and that we were off-purpose. We were 15 years old! She told us that it was unacceptable that we were on such a light schedule when we were just doing nothing but what we wanted the rest of the time. This was considered “chasing butterflies,” something that L. Ron Hubbard mentioned in the most important Scientology policy, entitled Keeping Scientology Working.