Going Clear by Lawrence Wright Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman Troublemaker by Leah Remini A Piece of Blue Sky . Janet Reitman takes readers inside Scientology in her book about America’s most secretive religion. The limestone and granite Church of Scientology in midtown Manhattan is located just northwest of Times Square, at West 46th Street.

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Growing up just a few miles from one of Scientology’s major spiritual centers – Clearwater, Florida – I’ve always had a certain awareness of Scientology and its oddities. They inide out on the street for some reason and were uh Scientology is a religion and a cult. Jul 15, Chad Post rated it really liked it. Could it be that you’re traumatized by war?! Reitman’s book didn’t change my overall opinion scientokogy Scientology totally not a religion – hello, IRS – but rather an elaborate money making schemebut it did make me understand a little more why people were attracted to it, at least at first.

Reporter Janet Reitman Peers ‘Inside Scientology’ : NPR

It seems like watered down Freudian psycho-babble to me. They have a policy called “ethics”—which is the core of the Church of Scientology.

But he also employed a lot of the less desirable methods of cult leaders: I had no idea how litigious they had been, so I wasn’t scared of that initially. This is a great book for anyone interested in the inner workings and genesis story of the “Church” of Scientology.


Ron Hubbard to guide the world that he created, which was the world of Scientology. And probably, it also depends on what they see as your ultimate potential.

Reporter Janet Reitman Peers ‘Inside Scientology’

That in and of itself was a fine policy, ideologically. Even his beagles, Jelly and Safi, who wore “tiny blue sweaters with commander’s bars,” fare better than people who have signed billion-year contracts with the church: No, I think it really hurt them. For some, it’s a year or two, for others, it scientlogy be five.

Anyhow, jznet part I can’t get people to believe is the part where the tracts said that Scientology was not a religion. The beauty here is that the events are so recent.

Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion

Brilliant, but completely puzzling. Hubbard was a perfect cult leader, like Jim Jones without the mass suicide or Charles Manson without all the murders. The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion,” the church has always found a way, through a “combination of flexibility and mystery” to morph with insiee times: So whatever came first—people catching on, or Hubbard strategizing—though I tend to think it was the former, and what Hubbard then scienrology was strategize once he realized what was happening.

Or at least it started that way. It means the study of knowledge.

Inside Scientology: The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion by Janet Reitman

Lists with This Book. Intertwined with the church’s history is that of Miscavige, who spent his teenage years as one of Hubbard’s cadre of young aides. The Modern Science of Mental Healtha self-help book that became a bestseller and launched a new religion. I won’t make jokes about the churches teachings, though I could and many do. In the world of rational people, Scientology is evil.


She really was pretty weird and it wasn’t just because she was into Scientology. If I take into account my beliefs on Scientology as a “religion” or corporation, more like, that benefits from the media in some ways while remaining veritably unknown to the majority of people even within ScientologyI think it is an essential read.

After its release the book was criticized by the Rejtman of Scientology. Is it a profit-making isnide Hubbard was, after all, a science-fiction writer, a dreamer, a charming teller of tales and the inventor of much of his own history: Likewise in Scientology, one is drawn by the happy, accepting atmosphere and the process of physical and spiritual wellness; but then one finds oneself signing an affidavit that you believe the ravings of an LSD-inspired science fiction writer.

Simultaneously or subsequently, the sciebtology was visited by Tom Cruise’s sister [Lee Anne DeVette], who was his publicist at the time—and a high-ranking Scientologist—and a guy named Mike Rinder, who used to be the head of the Office of Special Affairs, which was the legal communications investigative wing of the church.