This is tape recording #6810C03 SO (Sea Org) Class VIII 10, 1968. L.Ron Hubbard: This is the 3rd of October, Class VIII auditors course, lecture #10 on OT(Operating Thetan) III. You don't run this on people below that level, you'd kill'em. Incident 2, this is known as R6, which is of course 74 plus plus plus million years ago, almost 75. For this confederacy and the twenty-one adjacent stars and it's seventy six planets people at that particular time and space were walking around in clothes which looked very remarkably like the clothes they wear this very minute, and the cars they drove looked exactly the same and the trains they ran looked the same, and the boats they had looked the same. And they walked down streets that looked like these streets, and lived in houses that looked like these houses, and so on. Circa 1950, 1960. This civilization has simply copied R6 one hundred percent because they were told to. And they had elected a fellow by the name of Xenu to the supreme ruler. And they were about to unelect him. He took these last moments to really upset it. He of course had several key birds who were close to him. He was a suppressive to end all suppressives. He got these administrators and so on and heads of planets in various positions and places. This is one of the big ideas they had, that they just did all this, then they'd get rid of all overpopulation. These planets averaged 178 billion human beings per planet. He picked off all the cowboys in the white hat, and he got rid of them first fast, and then troops, not knowing what the hell they were doing, but fed all kinds of false orders, were fed in against the population to pick them up, one after the other, rat-atat-tat-atat-tat-atat-tat. So in they went, and the troops started slaughtering them, and the trick was to shoot somebody, disable somebody, very often a needle into a lung, and at the same time to hit him with frozen alcohol and glycol, which preparation is guaranteed to pick up a thetan. All they had to do was pick him up and put him into a refrigerator, and they had him boy. Because if he tried to exteriorize from the body, there he was frozen. And they threw them into collection points. Boxed them up in boxes, threw them into space planes which are the exact copies - DC8's, the DC8 aeroplane is the exact copy of the space plane of that day. No difference. Except the DC8 had fans, propellers on it and the space plane didn't. And they threw them into refrigerated units. And so on. The length of time from the planet Coltus to the planet Teegeeack, which is the name of this planet, was nine weeks, and you'll see that it's many light years. Coltus is one of the planets, and is to this day one of the planets of the North Star. Polaris. And people were ferried in here by the billions and the billions and the billions and they were ferried in here with boxes. And they were put in boxes and stacked around. And the people who were on this planet already just caught it in the teeth. They weren't bothered .. nobody bothered to pick them up. They just shot their administrators from guns, and shot their control points out and they took these people in boxes and so forth and they dumped them and then they set off hydrogen bombs on the top of each primary volcano there is on this particular planet and when they blew up it blew the thetans into the air and after the bomb an electronic ribbon, which also was a type of standing wave was erected over the area. The tremendous winds of the planet blew every thetan there was straight into those particular vacuum zones which had been created. These were brought down, packed up, and put in front of projection machines which with sound and color pictures first gave them the implant which you know as Clearing Course and then a whole track implanted which you know as OT II. After this, however, up about a .. the remainder of the thirty six days, which is the bulk of them is taken up with a 3-D, super colossal motion picture, which has to do with God, the devil, space opera, etcetera, they go five pictures to five words, and we have the full record of what it is. Every man is then shown to have been crucified, so don't think that it's an accident that this crucifixion .. they found out that this applied. Somebody, somewhere on this planet, back about 600 BC, found some pieces of R6. And I don't know how they found it, either by watching mad men or something but since that time they have used it and it became what is known as Christianity. The man on the cross. There was no Christ but the man on the cross is shown as every man so of course each person seeing a crucified man has an immediate feeling of sympathy for this man. So is the psychiatrist shown crucified, although the psychiatrist is a dominant character and that's how he gets away with what he gets away with. He electric shocks people. The entirety of Roman Catholicism, the devil, all this sort of thing, that is all part of R6. It goes on for about thirty six days and then these poor bastards were let wander out .. pardon me .. they were then boxed up again and the boxes were mixed so that .. there were two assembly areas, one was Las Palmas and the other was Hawaii.. so as to get people very confused as to what was the true cause of the entire thing. After they were packaged up they were blown off into space and let 'em go to hell. About, well relatively, almost modern times .. at least twenty million years ago, something like that, somebody started up a body line on the planet. It's gradually worked through various areas of barbarism and once more R6 tailor made it to be nothing but a cave man civilization. But nevertheless they moved up the line and they moved up towards the dramatization of R6, and that is what man calls progress. When they get cold it restimulates frozen alcohol and glycol as a mix and therefore they get into a dramatization. The body thetan trying to make him sick, or something like that. So the sickness is very closely tied in with R6. Quite in addition to that one of the volcanoes Japan on its explosion gave a certain definite implant that tells people when and how to be sick. They're supposed to be sick at five they're supposed to be sick at ten, they're supposed to be sick and so on. Up to fifty the change of life that men get and women get and so on. It's all dictated in this sickness implant. People are supposed to get sick. An assist is done on the sick PC (Pre Clear) And you never do a touch assist when you can do a contact assist. If you are auditing him with a meter you audit him on exact standard tech. It isn't a peculiar brand of tech which enters in. There is no case that standard tech doesn't solve. You understand? You don't arbitrarily audit something without finding out what it is. You're assessing. And you ask him what he thinks it is. And he normally will tell you, “I don't know.” so you have got to suggest it. It has to be gently done and the control of the session has to be very good. He's most likely to be the victim of a cluster. That's peculiar to all the thetans of the universe. They all got that, so of course it makes them tend to cluster around these incidents. Body thetans. Engrams. You got the idea. People very grossly underestimate the number of body thetans there are to run. The body that doesn't have any body thetans, is like trying to tell me that cows exist on the planet who have no heads. The fate of the R6er .. you will have many a PC who will say to you Oh, my God, they're after me. Well ... Sure fixed up an area. They fixed up an implant that there .. people are taught carefully that any man who tries to save the world must be killed. He must be mobbed and hanged. Any man who tries to save the world. So I of course, shifted our valence over to a more optimum R6 valence. The whole population of the planet responds like a clock to R6 symbols. They respond to nothing else. They do not respond to reason. They only respond to R6 symbols. So you occupy the wrong symbol and people begin to think of you as a person who is going to save the planet, then one and all are more or less under orders to slaughter you. Well, they booby trapped it. They booby trapped it very badly. Whenever, then, anybody tries to do anything about this he is apt to get a flashback. So you mustn't go around talking about being the people who are going to save the planet. You are the people the planet obeys. You are the people who own the planet. You are not the people who are going to save the planet. And, thereby, you will save it.

Chronology of Publications on Scientology (Show All)

Scientologie Anastasius Nordenholz, ISBN᠆398047240X
A Cure for All Ills Milton R. Sapirstein, The Nation, August 5, pages 131-132
Article Dr. Fredric Wertheim, Publisher's Weekly, June 17, page 26-27 ("Pipsqueak Prometheus: Some Remarks on the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard" by William Blackbeard, Shangri La #20)
DMSMH book review Charles E. Bures, California Institute of Technology
DMSMH book review American Scientist, Autumn Issue Volume 38, October
DMSMH book review Individual Psychology Association of Chicago, Individual Psychology Bulletin, volumes 8-9, pages 38-39
DMSMH book review Robert E. Peck, The American Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 107, No. 6, December 1, pages 477-478, DOI: 10.1176/ajp.107.6.477
Dianetics New York (State). Dept. of Mental Hygiene, Psychiatric quarterly, Volume 24, page 832, State Hospitals Press
The Dianetics Craze Martin Gumpert, The New Republic, August 14
Dianetics or the “poor man's psychoanalysis” Dr. Morris Fishbein, Postgraduate Medicine, September, pp. 242-243
Dianetics: Science or Hoax? Albert Q. Maisel, Look magazine, December 5, page 79
A critique of the evolution of dianetics 📖Parker Davis Ph.D., Training School Bulletin, volumes 47-48, January, pages 220-229
A Doctor's Report on Dianetics: Theory and Therapy Joseph Augustus Winter, M.D. Julian Press, ISBN᠆0517564211
A New Cult: Dianetics Consumers Union of United States, Consumer reports, Volume 16, pages 378-381
Boiled Engrams: An Elegy to Dianetics Willard Beecher and Calder Willingham, American Mercury, August, pages 74-81
DMSMH book review Isaac Isidor Rabi, Scientific American, January
It's New! It's Different! It's Dianetics! Roger Menges, Medical economics, volume 28, June, pages 91, 145-153
Editorial Frederick R Stearns, Clinical Medicine, Volume 58 Issue 3, March, page 53
From Science-fiction to Fiction-science Samuel Ichiye Hayakawa, Etc. vol. VIII, No. 4, Summer edition, pages 280-293 (follow-up in 1975)
Nonsensical Tomfoolery Samuel J. Ravitch, M.D. Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol 145 No. 2, January 13, page 106 (Hubbard's response February 12)
Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science 📖Martin Gardner, Dover Publications, Chapter 22: "Dianetics", ISBN᠆0486203948
Remember Venus? Time magazine, December 22
Dianetic Therapy: An Experimental Evaluation Harvey Jay Fischer
Creative Image Therapy Volney G. Mathison
New dimensions of deep analysis Jan Ehrenwald, Ayer Publishing, pages 237-239, ISBN᠆0405070276
Letter to Melbourne Director-General of Security from FBI Director John Edgar Hoover, September 21
Scientology—with a Drop of Guk Melbourne Spy, Nation, December 6, pages 14-15
An Experimental Investigation of Hubbard's Engram Hypothesis (Dianetics) Jack Fox, Alvin E. Davis and B. Lebovit, Psychological Newsletter, 10 131-134
The doctors' dilemmas Louis Lasagna, Harper, pages 235-236, ISBN᠆0836916697
Australians Look Into Scientology; Ask If Preclear and Entheta Constitute Medical Fraud J. Anthony Lukas, New York Times, December 8
Letter to U.S. President John F. Kennedy Retired Naval Provost Sergeant, February 7
Have You Ever Been A Boo-Hoo? James Phelan, Saturday Evening Post, March 21
L. Ron Hubbard: An opinion and a summing up Richard G. Sipes, Borderline, Volume 1 Number 2, October 21, pages 32-39
Scientology paid private detectives to investigate critics The Age, April 17
Report of the Board of Inquiry into Scientology 📖Kevin Victor Anderson, Q.C., September 28
Attention the Minister of Health: This Man is Bogus Richard Whitehead and Peter Younghusband, Daily Mail, three part series, February 14 - July 14
Dianetics in Limbo 📖Helen O’Brien, Whitmore, LCCN 66018682, OCLC 4797460
Unproven methods of cancer treatment: Hubbard E-Meter and hubbard electrometer American Cancer Society, CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, Volume 16 Issue 5, October, pages 214-215, DOI: 10.3322/canjclin.16.5.214
Electric Devices To Be Destroyed A.M.A. News, July 24
“Ratbagology” is here Leslie Wilson, Sunday Telegraph, March 19, page 11
A True-Life Nightmare Alan Levy, Life magazine, November 15, page 99
Cults: Meddling with Minds Time, August 23, page 40
Scientologists Lose Tax-Exempt Status A.M.A. News, September 2
Scientology - Menace to Mental Health Ralph Lee Smith, Today's Health, December
The Commission of Inquiry into the Hubbard Scientology Organisation Dumbleton - Powles, June 30
The dangerous new cult of Scientology Arlene and Howard Eisenberg, Parents magazine, June 1, pages 48-49 and 82-86
Federal Income Tax Exemption Denied to The Founding Church of Scientology United States Court of Claims, July 16
The Odd Beginning of Ron Hubbard's Career Alexander Mitchell, The Sunday Times, October 5
Scientology: Religion or Racket? Joseph Martin Hopkins, Christianity Today, two part series, November 7 and 21
Sectarian Healers and Hypnotherapy John A. Lee, chapter 4
Scientology can drive you out of your mind Jane Nellis, Confidential magazine, October 1
Scientology: the Now Religion 📖George Malko, Delacorte, LCCN 73108660 ISBN᠆1112963731
E-meter and Scientology/Dianetics literature: legal requirements (US) United States District Court for the District of Columbia, September 29
Enquiry into the Practice and Effects of Scientology 📖John Foster, December
The Mind Benders 📖Cyril Vosper, Spearman, ISBN᠆0854350616
The Scandal of Scientology 📖🎬Paulette Cooper, Tower Publications, OCLC 921001
Inside Scientology/Dianetics 📖Robert Kaufman, Olympia Press, ISBN᠆0700401105 (Foreword: “A Look Into Scientology” by L.Ron Hubbard Jnr.)
Report of the Commission of Enquiry into Scientology 📖G.P.C. Kotze, June 9
The Awful Truth About Scientology Paul Krassner, The Realist, October 1
Believe What You Like: What happened between the Scientologists and the National Association for Mental Health 📖C. H. Rolph, Andre Deutsch Limited, ISBN᠆0233963758
Cults of Unreason 📖Dr. Christopher Evans, Harrap, ISBN᠆0245518703
Expensive Trip To Spirituality James E. Adams and Elaine Viets, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, five part series, March 3-7
Intra-departmental Report on Scientologists breaking in to the office of Nancy McLean's lawyer John B. Fallis, Metropolitan Toronto Police, May 7
Libraries Face Libel Threat Winnipeg Free Press, June 27
Outline For Recovery House Evaluation - Narconon New Life Forest S. Tennant Jr., M.D., Dr.P.H., Jane Thomas, R.N., Mike Reilly, and Joseph Shannon, M.D., M.P.H. California State Department of Health, October 31 (Narconon NEWS Volume 6, Issue 3: “Bridge to the Bridge” cover image, Flag Order 3502 “Shore Story” October 28)
Narconon - A Project Evaluation Susan M. Blindman, Delaware Criminal Justice Planning Commision, October
Scientology: Therapeutic Cult to Religious Sect Roy Wallis, Sociology (British Sociological Association), vol. 9, no. 1, January 1, pages 89-100, DOI: 10.1177/003803857500900105
The Fuhrer Over est Jesse Kornbluth, New Times: Feature News Magazine, "Flirtation with Scientology", March 19, pages 29-52
The Road to Total Freedom: A Sociological Analysis of Scientology 📖Roy Wallis, Heinemann Educational, ISBN᠆0435829165
Agents Search Scientology Offices for U.S. Documents Timothy S. Robinson, Washington Post, July 9
Scientology: Parry and Thrust Time magazine, July 25
Ali's Smile / Naked Scientology 📖William S. Burroughs, Expanded Media Editions, ISBN᠆0388030119
Scientology Boss Gets Jail Term East Grinstead Courier, February 22
Scientologists' Matriarch Surrenders Ron Shaffer, Washington Post, August 18
Scientology: A long trail of controversy Robert Gillette and Robert Rawitch, Los Angeles Times, two part series, August 27-28
Scientology-linked Policeman Fired Jon Standefer, San Diego Union, January 26
Coming Out of the Cults Margaret T. Singer Ph. D, Psychology Today, January
Findings of the accompanying state inspection of the activities of Narconon Wolfgang Heckmann
Salvation and Protest: Studies of Social and Religious Movements 📖Roy Wallis, Palgrave Macmillan, July, ISBN᠆0312698348
Scientologists Convicted Calgary Albertan, October 28 (Stipulation of Evidence, Sentencing Memorandum)
Scientologists Plotted to Frame a Critic as a Criminal, Files Show Gregory Gordon, The Boston Globe, November 24
Scientology: An in-depth profile of a new force in Clearwater Charles Stafford and Bette Orsini, St. Petersburg Times, fourteen part series, December 16-30
Scientology and its Cover Companies (Die Scientology-Sekte und ihre Tarnorganisationen) Ingo Heinemann
🇳🇱 The stench bubble at the Nieuwezijds (De stankbel van de Nieuwezijds: contra Scientology) Gerrit Komrij, De Arbeiderspers ISBN᠆9029526971
Affidavit of Lawrence D. Wollersheim Lawrence Wollersheim, February 4
The Commodore and the Colonels 📖John Forte, Corfu Tourist Publications & Enterprises, ISBN᠆1848970048
Cult harassment, spying in Canada documented John Marshall, Toronto Globe and Mail, two part series, January 23-24
The Future of Religion 📖William Sims Bainbridge and Rodney Stark, University of California Press, Chapter: "Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear", ISBN᠆0520048547
Scientology: Anatomy of a Frightening Cult Eugene H. Methvin, Reader's Digest, May
Scientology's bizarre manual of dirty tricks David Beresford, The Guardian, three part series, February 7-9
Scientology's War Against Judges James B. Stewart Jr. The American Lawyer, December
Critical Analysis of the Purification Rundown David Hogg, M.D., October 8
Other People's Faiths: The Scientology Litigation and the Justiciability of Religious Fraud Marjorie Heins, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 9:153, September-November
Preliminary Report to the Clearwater City Commission re: The Power of a Municipality to Regulate Organizations Claiming Tax Exempt or Non-Profit Status Michael J. Flynn, Thomas G. Hoffman, Thomas Greene, William Sheridan, Paul Jenkins, Kevin Sullivan, Kevin Flynn, September 14
Science: Good, Bad, and Bogus Martin Gardner, Prometheus Books, ISBN᠆0879755733
Scientology: The Sickness Spreads Eugene H. Methvin, Reader's Digest, September
Sect courses resemble science fiction Richard Leiby, Clearwater Sun, Volume 68 Number 118, August 30
The Transcendental Engineers: The Fictional Origins of a Modern Religion Hugh A.D. Spencer, August
What the Cults Believe Irvine Robertson, Moody Press, 3rd edition (1st edition in 1966), pages 124-131, ISBN᠆0802494110
City of Clearwater Commission Hearing: The Church of Scientology Transcript
Information Disease: Have Cults Created a New Mental Illness? Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman, Science Digest, January, pages 86-92
On the presumed fragility of unconventional beliefs David A. Snow and Richard Machalek, Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, Volume 21, Issue 1, pages 15-26
🇩🇪 Scientology - Magic of the 20th century (Magie des 20. Jahrhunderts) Friedrich-Wilhelm Haack, Claudius, ISBN᠆3532620030
Ministry of Fear: Scandal Rocks Scientology as the Founder's Wife Goes to Prison and His Son Turns Prosecution Witness John Saar, People Weekly Vol. 19, No. 3, January 24, page 84
Psychology's Occult Doubles: Psychology and the Problem of Pseudo-Science Thomas Hardy Leahy and Grace Evans, Burnham Inc Pub, ISBN᠆0882297171
Reconnection magazine (30 issues) Jon Atack
The O.J. Roos Story Otto J. Roos, September 7
The Organization Called Scientology Lt. Ray Emmons, December (FBI Files, August 8)
Report of the “sects” Subcommittee of the permanent House Committee on Public Health (Rapport van de subcommissie sekten van de vaste Tweede Kamer Commissie voor de volksgezondheid), pages 120-160
Scientology Chief got Millions Robert Lindsey, New York Times, July 11
Sinking the Master Mariner John Barnes, Sunday Times Magazine, October 28
Wonder’s Child: My Life in Science Fiction Jack Williamson, Bluejay Books, ISBN᠆0312944543
The Sad Tale of Scientology Eric Townsend, Anima Pub, ISBN᠆0951047108
Scientology on trial: Why a Portland jury awarded $39 million in damages against one of the world's most profitable cults Bill Driver, Willamette Week, May 30
The selling of Scientology // Hubbard's motivations revealed in correspondence Fred Leeson, The Oregonian, multi-part series, March-May
The prophet and profits of Scientology Richard Behar, Forbes 400, October 27
Religion Inc. The Church of Scientology 📖Stewart Lamont, Harrap, ISBN᠆0245543341
Scientology ‘ethics’: Deviance, identity, and social control in a cult-like social world Roger Straus, Symbolic Interaction, 9(1), May 1, pages 67–82, DOI: 10.1525/si.1986.9.1.67
Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard 📖Russell Miller, M. Joseph, ISBN᠆0805006540
Counter-Cultural Movements and Totalitarian Democracy Erik Cohen and Nachman Ben-Yehuda, Sociological Inquiry, Volume 57 Number 4, October, pages 382-390, DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-682x.1987.tb00245.x
L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman 📖Bent Corydon, Barricade Books (Revised edition 1992, ISBN᠆0942637577)
Renunciation and reformulation: a study of conversion in an American sect Harriet Whitehead, Cornell University Press, ISBN᠆0801418496
Trying to Bend Managers' Minds: WISE and Sterling Management Jeremy Main, Fortune, November 23
Dozens of groups operate under auspices of Church of Scientology Stephen Koff, St. Petersburg Times, five part series, December 22-24 (Front Group directive 16/04/1987, 12/06/1983)
Spain jails Scientology leader The Sacramento Bee, November 24 (Scientologist caught spying on judge February 16, 1989)
Hubbard's Ladder Tom Joyce, Gnosis No. 12, Summer
Litigating Child Custody with Religious Cults Ford Greene, Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 6 No. 1
My Nine Lives in Scientology (Mes neuf vies dans la Scientologie) 📖Monica Pignotti
A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed 📖Jon Atack, Carol Publishing Group, ISBN᠆081840499X
A Tale of Capture and Brainwashing Richard Weizel, Akron Beacon Journal, January 21
Prof's libel victory over LSD claims by CCHR Northern Echo, June 22
Psychotherapy cults Margaret T. Singer, Maurice K. Temerlin and Michael D. Langone, Cultic Studies Journal, Vol 7 No. 2, pages 101-125
The Scientology Story 📖Joel Sappell and Robert W. Welkos, Los Angeles Times, six part series, June 24-29 (follow-up in 2012)
Dianetics: From Out of the Blue? Jeff Jacobsen, The Arizona Skeptic, vol. 5 no. 2, September/October, pages 1-5
Findings of Fact regarding the Narconon-Chilocco Application for Certification Oklahoma Board of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, December 13
International Society Control by the Church of Scientology Dr. Stephen A. Kent, Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, November (revised November 13, 2001)
Lonesome Squirrel 📖Steven Fishman
The Road to Xenu: Life Inside Scientology 📖Margery Wakefield, Lulu, ISBN᠆0557090407
Scientology: More than a Cult? From Crusade to Rip-Off Ulrich Kramer, VAP Publishers, ISBN᠆3922367267
The Secret World of Cults: inside the sects that take over lives Jean Ritchie, Angus & Robertson, April 11, page 96 ISBN᠆020716990X
Social Control in Scientology 📖Bob Penny
The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power Richard Behar, Time magazine, May
The UFO Connection anonymous, Notes from the Hangar, Volume 1 Number 1, pages 12-16
Understanding Scientology 🎬Margery Wakefield
The Use of Mind Control in Scientology Monica Pignotti
What Christians Need to Know about Scientology Margery Wakefield
Charisma, Crowd Psychology and Altered States of Consciousness Charles Lindholm, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, Vol.16 No.3, September, pages 287-310, DOI: 10.1007/BF00052152
Church of Scientology fined $250,000 for spying Edmonton Journal, September 12
Cults, Coercion, and Contumely Margaret T. Singer and Marsha E. Addis, Cultic Studies Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2, pages 163-189
The Hubbard Is Bare Jeff Jacobsen
🇩🇪 Mission by any means - the Scientology group to catch souls (Mission mit allen Mitteln - Der Scientology Konzern auf Seelenfang) Potthoff, Thiede, Schroeder, Abel and Westphal, Rowohlt, ISBN᠆3499193418
Scientology and its ‘clear’ business Dr Nikos Passas Ph.D. Assistant Professor and Manuel Escamilla Castillo Ph.D, Behavioral Sciences & the Law, Volume 10, Issue 1, Winter, pages 103–116, DOI: 10.1002/bsl.2370100110
🇩🇪 Scientology - Religion or Spiritual Magic? (Religion oder Geistesmagie?) Werner Thiede, F. Bahn, ISBN᠆3762177015
🇩🇪 Scientology - The Handle for Power and Money (Der Griff nach Macht und Geld) Friederike Valentin and Horand Knaup, Herder, ISBN᠆345104109X
The Total Freedom Trap 📖Jon Atack
The Two Faces of Scientology William W. Horne, The American Lawyer, July/August
Catch a Rising Star John H. Richardson, Premiere, September, page 88
🇫🇷 A Cult in the Heart of the Republic (Une secte au cœur de la République) Serge Faubert, Calmann-Lévy, ISBN᠆2702119476
🇫🇷 A Dangerous Cult: Scientology (Une secte dangereuse: La Scientologie) Paul Ranc, Editions Contrastes, ISBN᠆2882110081
🇩🇪 The Expensive Dream of the Superman (Der teure Traum vom Übermenschen) Silvia Redhead, Ralf-Dieter Mucha, Claudius, ISBN᠆3532621576
Outrageous Betrayal: The Dark Journey of Werner Erhard from est to Exile 📖Steven Pressman, St. Martin's Press, ISBN᠆0312092962
Scientology from inside out Robert Vaughn Young, Quill, November-December, Volume 81, Number 9, pages 38-41
Scientology: From Science Fiction to Space-age Religion John Weldon, Christian Research Journal, Summer, page 20
🇩🇪 Scientology, Labyrinth of Illusions (Irrgarten der Illusionen) Christoph Minhoff, Martina Müller, E. Wewel, ISBN᠆3879041970
Scientology: The Ruthless Religion Eric N. Winter, Cult Awareness News, July/August
Books Critical of Scientology Stolen and Destroyed District of California Case # CV 91 6426 HLH (Tx), April 4
🇩🇪 The Cult Group: Scientology is on the Rise (Der Sekten-Konzern: Scientology auf dem Vormarsch) Liane von Billerbeck, Frank Nordhausen and Bernd Abel, Links, ISBN᠆3861530716
Cult-think: Certainty vs. Reality Anonymous
Dangerous persuaders: an exposé of gurus, personal development courses and cults, and how they operate in Australia 📖Louise Samways, Penguin, ISBN᠆0140235531
The Demons of Freedom Ken Rose, September 5
The Fable -- Hollywood, Satanism, Scientology & Suicide 📖Jerry Staton, CreateSpace (2009), ISBN᠆144145084X
My Life as a Scientologist Agnes Hadley
The Prisoners of Saint Hill Tim Kelsey and Mike Ricks, The Independent, January 31
🇩🇪 Scientology - I accuse! (Ich klage an!) Renate Hartwig, Heyne, ISBN᠆3453085213
Secrets Of Saint Hill Paul Bracchi, Evening Argus, eight part series, March 28-30, April 12, June 10 and 13 (follow-up in 2007)
A Chronological View of L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology Kaj Moos, Seagull Productions, January 1, ISBN᠆8798378627
An Essay on Scientology David John Carter, November
Cults In Our Midst 📖Margaret Thaler Singer and Janja Lalich, Ph.D, Jossey-Bass, ISBN᠆0787902667
Effects of the use of scientology's intellectual property upon a pluralistic society or portions of it in a liberal democratic constitutional state Dr. Hans-Gerd Jaschke, commission of the Ministry of the Interior of the Province of North Rhein-Westphalia, December
Never Believe A Hypnotist - An investigation of L. Ron Hubbard's statements about hypnosis and its relationship to his Dianetics 🎬Jon Atack
Report Made in the Name of the Board of Inquiry into Cults in France National Assembly, Tenth Legislature
Scientology gets caught in the Net Karin Spaink, De Groene Amsterdammer, October 4
🇩🇪 Scientology Nightmare: a diary from Leipzig (Alptraum Scientology: ein Tagebuch aus Leipzig) Elke Nietsche, Wichern-Verlag, ISBN᠆3889810772
Scientology: Religion or Intelligence Agency? Jon Atack, October
🇩🇪 Scientology - The Plot and the Cronies (Das Komplott und die Kumpane) Renate Hartwig, Metropolitan Verlag, ISBN᠆3896230492
🇩🇪 Scientology - The Time Bomb in the Economy (Die Zeitbombe in der Wirtschaft) Renate Hartwig, Heyne Verlag, ISBN᠆3453090292
Scientology with(out) an End (und (k)ein Ende) 📖Tom Voltz, Walter, ISBN᠆3530899801
Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change 📖Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2nd edition (1st edition June 1978, ISBN᠆0397012586)
A Scientific Scrutiny of OT III Peter Forde, June
🇩🇪 Inside Scientology. My experiences in the power apparatus of the “Church” (Meine Erfahrungen im Machtapparat der 'Church') Peter Vossmerbäumer, Universitas publishing house Munich, ISBN᠆3800413337
L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology, Dianetics and Racism David John Carter
Making Law, Making Enemies Alison Frankel, The American Lawyer, March
Medical claims within Scientology's secret teachings Jeff Jacobsen
Scientologist Buys Bankrupt Cult-Fighting Organization Laurie Goodstein, Seattle Times, two part series, December 1
🇫🇷 Scientology. Flew over a nest of Gurus (Scientologie. Vol au dessus d'un nid de gourous) José Lenzini, Plein, ISBN᠆2877645169
Scientology's Relationship with Eastern Religious Traditions Dr. Stephen A. Kent, Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol. 11, No. 1, page 21
Testimony 📖Margery Wakefield, December 21
Appeal by the Church of Scientology against being convicted on two counts of breach of the public trust is rejected: infiltration of the offices of the Ontario Provincial Police and the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Canadian Legal Information Institute, April 18, CanLII 16226 (ON CA), Docket: c13207; C13047
Bodies in Pawn: Clams, Marcabs and Galactic Invader Forces Chris Owen
Brainwashing in Scientology's Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) Dr. Stephen A. Kent, November 7
Can L. Ron Hubbard's “study technology” make kids smarter? Sara Catania, LA Weekly, November 14
Case study of L. Ron Hubbard's education: The Delphi Academy in LA Steve Keller
Evaluation of Claims for “The Laundry Solution” P. Craig Taylor, Department of Physics, University of Utah, February 26
“Fair Game”: Leveling the Playing Field in Scientology Litigation J.P. Kumar, The Review of Litigation, Volume 16, pages 747-772
Helnwein and Scientology - Lies and Treason (Lüge und Verrat) 📖Peter Reichelt, Brockmann und Reichelt, ISBN᠆3923801939
🇩🇪 In the labyrinth of Scientology (Im Labyrinth der Scientology) Norbert Potthoff, Lübbe, ISBN᠆3404613929
🇩🇪 Infiltration by Scientology: Protection Measures for Business (Unterwanderung durch Scientology: Schutzmassnahmen für Unternehmen) Roger Schenk, Bund der Selbständigen Baden-Württemberg, ISBN᠆3000017259
The Personality Test Chris Owen
Piercing the corporate veil: the true structure of Scientology Chris Owen
Scientology: A History of Terror and Abuse Craig Branch, The Watchman Expositor, Vol. 14 No. 5
🇩🇪 Scientology: An Insider Tells All (ein Insider packt aus) Tom Voltz, Herder, ISBN᠆3451045729
🇩🇪 Scientology Attacks (greift an) Gunther Träger und Ursula Caberta, ECON, ISBN᠆3430182492
The Scientology Comparative Theology Page Perry Scott, April 7
Scientology in Court: A Comparative Analysis Paul Horwitz, DePaul Law Review
Scientology's Puzzling Journey From Tax Rebel to Tax Exempt Douglas Frantz, New York Times, March 9
Scientology's Secret Service: the Hubbard Communications Office, Guardian Office and Office of Special Affairs Chris Owen
🇩🇪 Scientology - The Cult of Power (Der Kult der Macht) Hansjörg Hemminger, Quell, ISBN᠆3791834908
Story of an Escape Nefertiti, October 12
Tutor Trap: How Scientology recruits the next generation Lisa Wurscher and Marion Paulsen, June 9
The Art of Deception - How $cientology Appears to Work Arnie Lerma
Church of Scientology - A Religious Mafia? Craig Branch, The Watchman Expositor, Vol. 15 No. 1, January 1
Coercive Persuasion and Scientology Lawrence Wollersheim
Expert advice regarding Narconon's treatment program Prof. Folke Sjoqvist, Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare, June 2
Final Report of the Enquete Commission on “So-called Sects and Psychogroups” 📖Bonner Universitäts-Buchdruckerei Die Deutsche Bibliothek - CIP-Einheitsaufnahme
Managing to Recruit: Religious Conversion in the Workplace Deana Hall, Sociology of Religion, Volume 59 Issue 4, pages 393-410, DOI: 10.2307/3712124
Narconon: Drug reformers or Scientology front? Chris Owen
New Dimensions of Social Movement/Countermovement Interaction: The Case of Scientology and its Internet Critics Michael Peckham, Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol.23 No.4, September, pages 317–347
Religious Sects and New Magical Movements 📖Italian Parliament, February, pages 44-52
🇩🇪 Scientology Fates: An Organization Becomes a Social Accident (Scientology Schicksale: eine Organisation wird zum sozialen Störfall) Norbert J. Potthoff, Bastei Lübbe, ISBN᠆3404604598
Scientology Unmasked Joseph Mallia, Jim MacLaughlin and Andrew Gully, Boston Herald, multi-part series, March 1-5, and March 19
Scientology versus the IRS Chris Owen
“Sects” or Assimilative Movements in Switzerland Report of the Business Review Commission of the National Assembly, July 1 (State Security Advisory Commission report)
The Creation of “Religious” Scientology Dr. Stephen A. Kent, Religious Studies and Theology 18 No. 2 (December): pages 97-126, DOI: 10.1558/rsth.v18i2.97
Decision of the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales "no established public benefit arising out of the practice of Scientology" Charity Commission, November 17
Doing Hard Time on Planet Earth Joe Cisar
Files destroyed in Scientology case Jon Henley, The Guardian, September 9
“Making God Swallow His Laughter” Scott Mayer
Picket Fencing Tony Ortega, Phoenix New Times, January 21
Pseudo-Buddhism in the form of Scientology Helle Meldgaard
Religious Pressure at Texas Vet Clinic Leads to $150,000 U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Settlement Employment Law Weekly, December 29 (Stephen Kent affidavit)
Ron the “War hero” Chris Owen
🇩🇪 Scientology - A Look Behind the Scenes (Ein Blick hinter die Kulissen) Jana Jacobi, Butzon and Bercker, September 1, ISBN᠆3786783004
Scientology and Totalitarianism Laura Kay Fuller
🇩🇪 Scientology: I Sought Light and Found Darkness (Ich suchte das Licht und fand die Dunkelheit) Jutta Elsässer, Droemer, ISBN᠆3426773759
Scientology — Is This A Religion? Stephen A. Kent, Marburg Journal of Religion, Volume 4 No. 1, July
Scientology's Revenge Ron Russell, New Times Los Angeles, September 9
Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons 📖John Carter, Feral House, pages 101-194, ISBN᠆0922915970
Sly and Tall Edgy Lurks Brian Ambry, International Viewpoints Magazine (‘Ivy’), Issue #42, May
Soul Snatchers: The Mechanics of Cults 📖Jean-Marie Abgrall, Algora Publishing, ISBN᠆189294104X
🇭🇺 The (Space)ship of Fools: The Secrets of Scientology (Bolondok (űr)hajója - a szcientológia titkai avagy : a Föld a Naprendszer elmegyógyintézete?) András Veér and László Erőss, Art Nouveau, ISBN᠆9630390760
The Attention Fix Eldon M. Braun
Brained - The Raul Lopez Story Ron Russell, New Times Los Angeles, December 21
Brought into the fold: Influence and Persuasion in a Conversional Religious Setting 📖Daniel E. Martin, Skeptic, Vol. 8 No. 2, page 56, November 2
The Control Agenda: Control, Responsibility and Freedom in the Church of Scientology Chris Owen, November
Healing or Stealing? Medical Charlatans in the New Age 📖Jean-Marie Abgrall, pages 193-4, Algora Publishing, ISBN᠆1892941511
🇭🇺 Hungary in the Web of Scientology (Magyarország a szcientológia (pók)hálójában) András Veér and László Erőss, Art Nouveau, ISBN᠆9630030357
Modus Operandi: Infiltration Thomas Lardeur, Paris Match, February 17
Scientology and the Paradoxes of Freedom Erik W. Snead
Toward a new model of “cult control” Robert Vaughn Young, February 21
Why Christians Object to Scientology Jody Veenker, Christianity Today, September 4
A Critical Examination of the Goal of the Church of Scientology Cheryl Sola
An exploratory study in methods of distinguishing destructive cults Jonathan Bohm and Laurence Alison, Psychology, Crime & Law, Volume 7 Issue 2, pages 133-165, DOI: 10.1080/10683160108401792
Beware Scientologists Claiming To Be Mental Health Professionals National Mental Health Association, September 17
🇭🇺 The Bog of Scientology: Documents and Conclusions (A szientológia mocsarában: dokumentumok és következtetések) András Veér and László Erőss, Art Nouveau, ISBN᠆9630065061
Brainwashing Manual Parallels in Scientology Brian Ambry
Brainwashing Programs in The Family/Children of God and Scientology Stephen A. Kent, chapter 8 in “Misunderstanding Cults”, Edited by Benjamin Zablocki and Thomas Robbins, University of Toronto Press, December 1, pages 349–378, ISBN᠆0802043739, DOI: 10.3138/9781442677302.13
Framing Effects in the Coverage of Scientology versus Germany: Some Thoughts on the Role of Press and Scholars Brigitte Schön, Marburg Journal of Religion, Volume 6, No. 1, January
The French and German verses American debate over “new religions”, Scientology and human rights Stephen A. Kent, Marburg Journal of Religion, Volume 6, No. 1, January
From Slogans to Mantras: Social Protest and Religious Conversion in the Late Vietnam Era 📖Stephen A. Kent, Syracuse University Press, October, ISBN᠆0815629486
How Experts View Scientology Hartley Patterson
Religious charities and the juridification of the Charity Commission Peter W. Edge and Joan M. Loughrey, Legal Studies, Volume 21, Issue 1, March, pages 36–64, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-121X.2001.tb00166.x
Scientology and the Left Hand Path Caroline Letkeman
Scientology: Soul Hackers Caroline Letkeman
Sympathy For The Devil Tony Ortega, New Times Los Angeles, September 27
Challenging Scientology with the Gospel of Jesus Christ Kurt Van Gorden
Death of a Scientologist Tori Marlan, Chicago Reader, August 15
Follow That Story: Eighty-Six Million Dimes Alan Prendergast, Denver Westword News, June 16 (Supplement by Tony Ortega in October)
🇩🇪 Health and Legal Risks Associated with Scientology (Gesundheitliche und rechtliche Risiken bei Scientology) Heinrich Küfner, Norbert Nedopil and Heinz Schöch, Pabst, ISBN᠆3936142408
New Economy; A copyright dispute with the Church of Scientology is forcing Google to do some creative linking David F. Gallagher, New York Times, April 22
🇩🇪 Scientology in the Mirror of the Law (im Spiegel des Rechts) Raik Werner, Fink, ISBN᠆3770537815
Totalitarian sects: the threat of religious extremism Maria Cherkasova and Oksana Alexeeva, Kommersant-Daily, December 10
Cults and Cosmic Consciousness: Religious Visions in the American 1960s Camille Paglia, Arion: A Journal of Humanities and Classics, vol. 10 no. 3, pages 57-111
Have Scientology stars, celebrities and regular members signed away their human rights? Rick Ross, Cult News Network, September 1
The Holy Synod of the Church of Greece Synodical Committee on Sects Ecclesia News, February 2 (Follow-up in 2023)
Kingdom of the Cults 📖Walter Martin, Bethany House Publishers, pages 369-386, ISBN᠆0764228218
🇫🇷 Major survey of Scientology: An outlawed sect (Grande Enquête sur la Scientologie: Une secte hors la loi) Arnaud Palisson, Favre, ISBN᠆2828907333
MPES - View from the end of Scientology's the bridge to total freedom Michael Pattinson
The Process of Brainwashing, Psychological Coercion, and Thought Reform Margaret Thaler Singer, chapter 9 in “Cults and New Religious Movements: A Reader”, Edited by Lorne L. Dawson, Wiley-Blackwell, June 2, pages 147–159, ISBN᠆1405101814
🇭🇺 Psychobusiness Contra Scientology (Pszichobiznisz kontra szcientológia) Dr. László Erőss, ISBN᠆9638621486
Scientology - Religion or racket? 📖Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi, Marburg Journal of Religion, Volume 8, No. 1, September
Scientology's Study Technology - The Hidden Message in L. Ron Hubbard's “Study Tech” Dr. David S. Touretzky and Chris Owen, MBE, September 13
Charisma and the Iron Cage: Rationalization, Science and Scientology Simon Locke, Social Compass, vol. 51 no. 1, March, pages 111-131, DOI: 10.1177/0037768604040794
Church's drug program flunks S.F. test: Panel of experts finds Scientology's Narconon lectures outdated, inaccurate Nanette Asimov, San Francisco Chronicle, October 2, page B1 (letter)
Constitutional Protection Report Development of political extremism in 2004 Dr. Guenther Beckstein, State Minister, Bavarian State Ministry of the Interior
Deceived: one woman's stand against the Church of Scientology 📖Bonnie Woods and David Waite, Bonnie Woods, ISBN᠆1903905214
Fair Game: Secrecy, Security and the Church of Scientology in Cold War America Hugh B. Urban, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, 74(2), 356–389
The Road to Truth: One Man's Journey from a Cult to Torah 📖Jonathan Ottenstein, Independently Published, ISBN᠆1521914664
Scientific Evaluation of the Dangers Posed by Religious Groups: A Partial Model Stephen A. Kent, Cultic Studies Review, Volume 3 Number 2, pages 101-134
Scientology, the Cult of Total Espionage Gerry Armstrong, November 10
🇩🇪 Scientology - an extremist religion: Comparison of dealing with a controversial organization in Germany and the U.S. (eine extremistische Religion : Vergleich der Auseinandersetzung mit einer umstrittenen Organisation in Deutschland und den USA ) Stefan Braun, Nomos, ISBN᠆3832907645
🇩🇪 Scientology Understood (Scientologisch verstehen) Heidrun Beer, Verlag-Haus Monsenstein und Vannerdat, ISBN᠆3865820190
Celebrities on the Bridge Michael Pattinson
The Church of Scientology from a Christian Perspective Karen Pressley, September 1
Education and Re-Education in Ideological Organizations and Their Implications for Children Stephen A. Kent, Cultic Studies Review, Volume 4 Number 2
Narconon Drug Abuse Prevention Program Evaluation Deborah Wood, Ph.D, California Healthy Kids Resource Center, January
Scientology: Freedoms in Conflict Pieter Blondeel, Ghent University, August 1
🇩🇪 Scientology: Illusion and reality (Wahn und Wirklichkeit) Wilfried Handl, Mensch vs. Scientology, ISBN᠆3200003944
Scientology tests' purpose and validity are questioned Mark Sommer, Buffalo News, four part series, February 1-2
Scientology's VM Fraud: The fiction in the yellow tent Richard Harriman, August 5
Scientology’s War on Psychiatry Katharine Mieszkowski, Salon, July 1
Stripping the Gurus 📖Geoffrey D. Falk, Million Monkeys Press, Chapter 14: "Battlefield Teegeeack", ISBN᠆0973620331
Tom Cruise is dangerous and irresponsible Ushma S. Neill, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, Volume 115 Issue 8, August 1, DOI: 10.1172/JCI26200
Inside Scientology Janet Reitman, Rolling Stone, February 24
Narconon Credibility Investigation Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, July 25
Scientology groups to pay back $3.5 million; They agree to return profits from a Ponzi scheme run by financial advisor Reed Slatkin E. Scott Reckard, Los Angeles Times, November 8
Tom's aliens target City's “planetary rulers” David Cohen, Evening Standard, October 23
What the Supreme Court Doesn’t Know Paula J. Caplan, CounterPunch, October 2
Comment on the Narconon Purification as used for 9-11 Rescue Workers Edmund A.C. Crouch and Laura C. Green, Chemosphere, May 23, DOI: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2007.05.098
The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology John Duignan, Merlin, ISBN᠆1903582849
🇮🇹 My years in Scientology (I miei anni in Scientology) Maria Pia Gardini and Alberto Laggia, Edizioni Paoline (Paoline Publications), ISBN᠆8831533169
Psychiatry and Psychology in the Writings of L. Ron Hubbard W. Vaughn McCall, Journal of Religion and Health, Volume 46, Number 3 / September, pages 437-447, DOI: 10.1007/s10943-006-9079-9
The Rundown on Scientology's Purification Rundown John DeSio, New York Press, June 6
St. Petersburg court shuts down Scientology Center Interfax, July 13 (Upheld November 21)
A brief summary and evaluation of the evidence base for Narconon as drug prevention intervention Rigmor C. Berg Norwegian Knowledge Centre for the Health Services, September, ISBN᠆8281212144
Behind Closed Doors: The Power and Influence of Secret Societies Michael Streeter, New Holland, pages 202-230, ISBN᠆1845379373
🇩🇪 The Blackbook of Scientology (Schwarzbuch Scientology) 📖Ursula Caberta, Goldmann, December 8, ISBN᠆3442155460
The Boundaries Between Cultic, Benign, and Beneficial in Five Spiritual Groups Elliot Benjamin, International Cultic Studies Association e-Newsletter, Volume 7 Number 3
Catholicism (Christianity), Scientology, and L. Ron Hubbard PhilVaz, June
🇩🇪 Childhood in Scientology: Forbidden (Kindheit bei Scientology: Verboten) Ursula Caberta, Guetersloher Verlagshaus, April 21, ISBN᠆3579069810
Counterfeit Dreams Jeff Hawkins, Hawkeye Publishing (2010), ISBN᠆0615375642
Dart Smohen: The Real Story Neville Chamberlin and Alan C. Walter, December 3
Devoted to the Cult: An Orphan with Parents Sunny Pereira, December 15
Malignant Narcissism, L. Ron Hubbard, and Scientology's Policies of Narcissistic Rage Jodi M. Lane, M.A. and Stephen A. Kent, PhD, December 8
Scientology Abuses eBay's VeRO Program to Practice Religious, Price Discrimination Scott Pilutik, February 18
Scientology and the state: Narconon's influence in the prison system Drew Tewksbury, University of Southern California, May, ISBN᠆0549609377
🇩🇪 Scientology. How the cult-corporation wants to conquer the world (Wie der Sektenkonzern die Welt erobern will) Frank Nordhausen, Links, September 1, ISBN᠆3861534703
Second Chance Center Preliminary Process Evaluation Study Paul Guerin, Ph.D., University of New Mexico Institute for Social Research, October
Undercover at the Scientology-Church Berlin Fredy Gareis, Stern, May 15
We Are Legion: Anonymous and the War on Scientology Jeff Jacobsen, December 20
🇩🇪 The apparatus: My years in Scientology. A field report (Der Apparat: Meine Jahre bei Scientology. Ein Erfahrungsbericht) Jeannette Schweitzer, Brunnen, February 10, ISBN᠆3765517097
Blown For Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology 📖Marc Headley, BFG, ISBN᠆0982502206
Comments on “The Way to Happiness” John August, Philorum, September 2
🇮🇹 The Courage to Speak Out - Stories of Ex-Scientologists (Il coraggio di parlare - storie di fuoriusciti da Scientology) Maria Pia Gardini and Alberto Laggia, Edizioni Paoline (Paoline Publications), ISBN᠆8831536893
FBI Opens Criminal Investigation into Scientology Human Trafficking and Civil Rights Abuses in the Sea Org Federal Bureau of Investigation, May 10
The Miscavige Legal Statements: A Study in Perjury, Lies and Misdirection 📖Larry Brennan
My Billion Year Contract 📖Nancy Many, CNM Publishing, ISBN᠆0578039222
The Psychiatrist who cured the Scientologist 📖Aaron David Gottfried, Pandora Press, May 10, ISBN᠆0981057209
Scientologists convicted of fraud in France Dorothee Moisan, Agence France-Presse, October 27 (judgement analysis, upheld in 2012, 2013 and 2014)
Surveillance in a New Religious Movement: Scientology as a Case Study Susan Raine, Religious Studies and Theology, Vol 28, No. 1, ISSN 0829-2922, DOI: 10.1558/rsth.v28i1.63
The Truth Rundown Joe Childs and Thomas C. Tobin, St. Petersburg Times, multi-part series, June 21-23, August 1, November 1-3 and December 31
Violence and Abuse in Scientology Jonny Jacobsen, Infinite Complacency, March 16
🇫🇷 Voyage to the Heart of Scientology (Voyage au coeur de la scientologie) Alain Stoffen, PRIVE, June 22, ISBN᠆2350760901
Alternative therapy, Dianetics, and Scientology Terra Manca, Marburg Journal of Religion, Volume 15, ISSN 1612-2941
Creativity and Cults from Sociological and Communication Perspectives: The Processes Involved in the Birth of a Secret Creative Self Miriam Williams Boeri and Karen Pressley, Cultic Studies Review, Vol. 9, No. 1
Defectors Say Church of Scientology Hides Abuse Laurie Goodstein, New York Times, March 6
Health Insurance claim denied for Narconon “There does not appear to be a clear structured therapy process orientating the member to recovery resources.”, Asuris Northwest Health
Personality Transformation in Scientology Tatiana Kuznetsova, December 8
Scientology - Abuse at the Top 📖Amy Scobee, Scobee Publishing, May 9, ISBN᠆0692008012
🇫🇷 Scientology: Anatomy of a Cult (Autopsie d'une secte d'État) Emmanuel Fansten, Robert Laffont, October 14, ISBN᠆2221114302
🇩🇪 Scientology: Birth of an Empire (Geburt eines Imperiums) Linus Hauser, Schöningh, ISBN᠆3506770101
🇩🇪 Scientology: Knowing What's Accurate (Wissen, was stimmt) Dirk Ritter-Dausend, Herder spektrum, September 7, ISBN᠆3451062895
Scientology Raided in Italy, Stash of Personal Records on 'Enemies' Found Tony Ortega, The Village Voice May 21
🇩🇪 The true face of Scientology: A documentary with more than 120 illustrations (Das wahre Gesicht von Scientology: Eine Dokumentation mit mehr als 120 Abbildungen) Wilfried Handl, Gesellschaft Gegen Dogmen U. Psych. Abhängigkeit, April 9, ISBN᠆3200009829
Understanding Scientology: The Demon Cult 📖Margery Wakefield,, February 24, ISBN᠆0557109264
A Brief Guide to Secret Religions 📖David V. Barrett, Running Press, June 28, pages 357-365 ISBN᠆0762441038
An Examination of the Phenomenon of Cults in Israel 📖Ministry of Welfare and Social Services, State of Israel, March
An Object Relations Approach to Cult Membership David R. Perkins and Joseph D. Salande, American Journal of Psychotherapy, Volume 65 Number 4, November 1, pages 381-391, DOI: 10.1176/appi.psychotherapy.2011.65.4.381
The Apostate: Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, February 14, page 84
🇸🇪 The Blasphemers: About Scientology Operations (De hånfulla: om scientologirörelsen) Stefan Tunedal, CKM, ISBN᠆9170400997
The Church of Scientology: A History of a New Religion 📖Hugh B. Urban, Princeton University Press, August 21, ISBN᠆069114608X
🇮🇹 Cults in Italy (Occulto Italia) Giovanni Del Vecchio and Stefano Pitrelli, Biblioteca universale Rizzoli, March 10, ISBN᠆8817048275
The Decline of Scientology Stephen A. Kent, Jenaer Akademische Verlagsgeselleschaft, pages 113-146 (📉)
Disaffiliation Among Scientologists - A Sociological Study of Post Apostasy Behaviour and Attitudes Elisabeth Tuxen Rubin, International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Volume 2 Number 2, December 31, ISSN 2041-952X, DOI: 10.1558/ijsnr.v2i2.201
Finale Jesse Prince, April 27
The History of Credibility Attacks Against Former Cult Members Stephen Kent, European Federation of Centres of Research and Information on Sectarianism (FECRIS), April 17
Hubbard’s “Allied Scientists of the World” Scam Caroline Letkeman, March 14
Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion 📖🔊Janet Reitman, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, July 5, ISBN᠆0618883029
Inside Scientology's Rehab Racket Mark Ebner and Walter Armstrong, The Fix, March 27 (Script to talk parents into sending a child to Narconon, April 30)
Rex Fowler Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder Denver7, February 25
Scientology-Religiosity? Roxanne M. Seibert, multi-volume series, October 22
The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology Tony Ortega, The Village Voice, multi-part series, August 5 - September 28
A Queer and Pleasant Danger 📖Kate Bornstein, Beacon Press, May 1, ISBN᠆0807001651
A war over mental health professionalism: Scientology versus psychiatry Stephen A. Kent and Terra A. Manca, Mental Health, Religion & Culture, Volume 16 Issue 1, November 26, pages 1-121, ISSN: 1367-4676 (online: 1469-9737), DOI: 10.1080/13674676.2012.737552 (Executive Directive from L.Ron Hubbard: "The War" 29/11/1968)
Addicted to Scientology: Overcoming the Ups & Downs of Scientoloholism Vance Ashley Woodward, BookBaby, November 7, ASIN: B00A412OGS
Believer beware: The challenges of commercial religion Peter W. Edge, Legal Studies, October 10, ISSN: 0261-3875, DOI: 10.1111/j.1748-121X.2012.00252.x
Breaking out of Scientology’s iron grip Danna Harman, Haaretz, September 30
“Cult Commitment” from the Perspective of Former Members: Direct Rewards of Membership versus Dependency Inducing Practices Dominiek D. Coates, Deviant Behavior, Volume 33, Issue 3, January 10, pages 168-184, ISSN: 0163-9625 (online: 1521-0456), DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2010.548302
Damaged Lives: the Legacy of Scientology Margery Wakefield,, October 27, ISBN᠆1105106152
The Decline and (Probable) Fall of the Scientology Empire! Jim Lippard, Skeptic magazine, Volume 17 Number 1, February, pages 18-27
Dentist fined nearly $348,000 for requiring Scientology-based training for staff Molly Young, The Oregonian, October 4 (Appeal denied on April 23, 2013)
L. Ron Hubbard’s Alternative to the Bomb Shelter: Scientology’s Emergence as a Pseudo-science During the 1950s Terra Manca, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Volume 24 Number 1, September, pages 80-96, ISSN: 1703-289X, DOI: 10.1353/rpc.2012.0012
Leaving Scientology: A Practical Guide to Escape and Recovery Jefferson Hawkins, Hawkeye Publishing Co., June 7, ASIN: B0089SHGJI
Love, Sex, Fleas, God: Confessions of a Stay-at-Home Dad 📖Bruce Clark, Random House Struik, September 15, ISBN᠆1415201706
Narconon Trois-Rivières Closed by Health Authorities for Failing 46 of 55 Certification Criteria Mark Lacour, Mauricie and Centre-du-Québec Health and Social Services Agency, April 17
The Occult Roots of Scientology? Hugh B. Urban, Nova Religio, Volume 15, Issue 3, February, pages 91-116, ISSN: 1092-6690 (online: 1541-8480), DOI: 10.1525/nr2012.15.3.91
Red Pill Diary Billy Denham El, CreateSpace, November 25, ISBN᠆1481061674
Scientology, Between Cult and Mafia (La cienciología, entre secta y mafia) Juan Pablo Proal, Proceso, issue 1878, October 28, pages 44-46
Scientology Exposed: The Truth About the World's Most Controversial Religion 📖L.A. Klein, CreateSpace, September 11, ISBN᠆1479228133
The Scientology Reformation: What Every Scientologist Should Know 📖Mark Marty Rathbun, CreateSpace, October 10, ISBN᠆1479277266
The Spyentologist: A former spy for Scientology came clean on abuses. Now, she says, the church is chasing her Josh Dulaney, OC Weekly, February 23
What is Wrong with Scientology?: Healing through Understanding 📖Mark 'Marty' Rathbun, CreateSpace, June 21, ISBN᠆1477453466
A cult by any other name, or propaganda by redefinition of words Jon Atack, February 10
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape 📖Jenna Miscavige Hill, William Morrow, February 5, ISBN᠆0062248472
Black Scientology: Planned Darkness Skip Press, The Morton Report, November 27
Blogging Dianetics Tony Ortega and Vance Woodward, twenty-five part series, January 4 - June 28
The Church of Fear: Inside the Weird World of Scientology 📖John Sweeney, Silvertail Books, January 7, ISBN᠆1909269034
Escape: My Life Long War Against Cults Paul Morantz, Cresta Publications, September 26, ISBN᠆0615848699
Florida Chiropractor Forced Scientology on Staff U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, May 9 ($170,000 settlement, December 17)
From Independent Scientologist to Just Me Geir Isene, May
God Bless America: Strange & Unusual Religious Beliefs & Practices in the United States 📖Karen Stollznow, Pitchstone Publishing, October 1, ISBN᠆1939578000
Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief 📖🔊Lawrence Wright, Knopf, January 17, ISBN᠆0307700666
The Grand Scam Rob Rose, Zebra Press, November 20, ISBN᠆1770226214
Have You Told All?: Inside My Time with Narconon and Scientology Lucas A. Catton, Catton Communications, February 13, ISBN᠆0615768725
How Scientology changed the internet Dave Lee, BBC News, July 16
How to Escape from Scientology Felix Clay, Cracked, two part series, November 16
Is Scientology Self-Destructing? Alex Klein, BuzzFeed, January 15
Memoirs of a Scientology Warrior Mark Rathbun, CreateSpace, May 27, ISBN᠆1484805666
Narconon Arrowhead loses state certification Jeanne LeFlore, McAlester News-Capital, August 7
Narconon of Georgia Closed Down Christian Boone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, September 25 (investigated April 26 for insurance fraud)
🇳🇴 Nineteen Eighty-four: My way into Scientology’s inner secrets – and out again (Nittenåttifire: Min vei inn i scientologiens dypeste hemmeligheter – Og ut igjen) Geir Isene, Humanist forlag, September 18, ISBN᠆8282820598
Quasi-Religious Rhetoric in Scientology and Heart of Darkness Ashley Anne Ullrich, Brainstorm, Volume 5, pages 41-48
Scientology’s War on Medicine Harriet Hall, Skeptic Magazine, Volume 18 Number 3
Scientology: the Church of Hate - An Anti-Social Religion Emerges in the Space Age Jon Atack, trentvalley, May
The secret to Scientology's recruitment on Craigslist Miles Klee, The Daily Dot, October 2 (CoS reaction email to members on October 3, follow-up email on 2014-12-19)
Sects, Cults, and the Attack on Jurisprudence Stephen A. Kent and Robin D. Willey, Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion, Volume 14, March, pages 306-360
Will Smith Private Quasi-Scientology School is Shut Down Roger Friedman, ShowBiz411, July 5 (interview with the principal, November 18)
Astounding history: L. Ron Hubbard's Scientology space opera Susan Raine, Routledge, October 1, DOI: 10.1080/0048721X.2014.957746
The Church of Scientology: Legitimacy through Perception Management Max Halupka, Politics and Religion, Volume 7 Issue 3, February 14 (September in print), pages 613-630, DOI: 10.1017/S1755048314000066
Cults Inside Out: How People Get In and Can Get Out 📖Rick Ross, CreateSpace, October 16, ISBN᠆149731660X
Emblematic Architecture and the Routinization of Charisma in Scientology Mikael Rothstein, International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Volume 5 Number 1, August, pages 51-75, DOI: 10.1558/ijsnr.v5i1.51
Escape From Scientology Mike Spies, Vocativ, April 9
Ex-Scientologist Reveals Shocking Life Inside 'Dangerous, Secretive Cult' Lydia Smith, International Business Times UK, January 29
Getting Our Ethics In Tony Ortega and Jefferson Hawkins, fourteen part series, October 17 (2013) - January 30
Human Trafficking by the US Church of Scientology Steven Douglas, CreateSpace, August 5, ISBN᠆1500506842
The L Ron Hubbard Baby Formula Anonymous, three part series, December 1-3
Narconon Trois-Rivières Violated Human Rights Annik L'Archevêque, Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, January 16 (interview with a victim, April 15)
🇩🇪 Not Without My Son Tim-Erik (Nicht ohne meinen Sohn Tim-Erik) Mateja Tschom-Sifrar, CreateSpace, September 26, ISBN᠆1500971375
Scientology Roots Mike McClaughry
Scientology – the biggest scam about Donal O’Grady, Leitrim Observer, January 26
Scientology: the Cult of Greed 📖Jon Atack, CreateSpace, December 12, ISBN᠆150549012X
The Seeker-Consumer: Scientology and the Rhetoric of Consumerism Erika Spohrer, Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Volume 26 Number 1, March 21, pages 107-123, DOI: 10.3138/jrpc.26.1.107
Arrows in the Dark Merrell Vannier, CreateSpace, February 27, ISBN᠆1508534071
The Church of Sleep Deprivation: How Scientology Keeps Its Workers Compliant and Childless Tony Ortega, Van Winkle's, October 27
Closing Minds: How Scientology's “Ethics Technology” is Used to Control Their Members Jefferson Hawkins, Hawkeye Publishing Co., February 17, ASIN: B00TQEJ8EU
“Cults” Hiding as Charities Xavier Smerdon, Pro Bono Australia, June 30
Cults: In Too Deep From Jonestown to Scientology 📖Lightning Guides, November 1, ISBN᠆1942411685
Dante's Eighth Circle: Why Scientology's Narconon Must Be Stopped 📖David E. Love, Smart People Today Publishing, September 7, ISBN᠆0692502408
DOX: How Scientology ensnares the unsuspecting in a series of binding contracts Jeffrey Augustine, May 22
Employing Trafficking Laws to Capture Elusive Leaders of Destructive Cults Robin Boyle-Laisure, St. John's School of Law, research paper No. 15-0030, November 9, DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.2690453
Going Clear - How Scientology Lost Its Grip on Hollywood Jethro Nededog and Matt Donnelly, TheWrap, April 9
How the Church of Scientology fought the Internet—and why it lost Jesse Hicks, The Kernel, September 20
IAS Volunteer Minister Scam Mike Rinder, May 10
Lucifer's Bridge: Scientology's Lost Paradise George M. Witek, Amazon Digital Services, February 4, ISBN᠆0692371796
Money, Power, Servitude: Adventures in the Wonderland of Scientology (Szcientológus voltam) Péter Bonyai, CreateSpace, October 13, ISBN᠆1505235162
Narconon ‘Drug Rehabilitation’ is Scientology in Disguise – The Evidence Anonymous, eleven part series, August 9 - October 7
Narconon Rehab Fined For Wild Claims About Detox Programs McCarton Ackerman, The Fix, May 12 (Undertaking, Consumer Affairs Victoria notice on
Netherlands court revokes Scientology’s tax-exempt status Court of The Hague, De Rechtspraak, October 21 (Ruling in Dutch)
New Age and Related Novel Unsupported Therapies in Mental Health Practice Monica Pignotti and Bruce A. Thyer, The Guilford Press, pages 191-209
Opening Minds: the secret world of manipulation, undue influence and brainwashing 📖Jon Atack, Trentvalley, December 4, ISBN᠆0997109637
Perfect Control Without Further Fear: A Psychobiography of L. Ron Hubbard James L. Kelley, Jay's Analysis, November 28
Private investigator snooped on e-mail of Scientology critics Sean Gallagher, Ars Technica, June 26
Scientology᛬ A to Xenu: An Insider's Guide to What Scientology is Really All About 📖 🔊Chris Shelton, CreateSpace, December 24, ISBN᠆1522879323
Scientology Detox Site Visit USAMRMC Office of Research Protections Human Research Protection Office, Department of the Army, April 22
Scientology-funded Youth for Human Rights group strikes out with Canberra Cavalry baseball club Jordan Hayne, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, May 10
Sexuality In Three Ex-Scientology Narratives Don Jolly, Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review, Volume 6 Number 1, pages 51-60, DOI: 10.5840/asrr2015779
Troublemaker: Surviving Hollywood and Scientology 📖Leah Remini, Ballantine Books, November 3, ISBN᠆110188696X
The Truth Rundown: Stories of violence, intimidation and control in the world of Scientology The staff of the Tampa Bay Times, Times Publishing Company, August 12, ASIN: B013UWYHAI
The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper 📖Tony Ortega, Silvertail Books, May 1, ISBN᠆1511639377
“What are Your Crimes?” Jonny Jacobsen, Byline, June 24
The Babalon Working 1946: L. Ron Hubbard, John Whiteside Parsons, and the Practice of Enochian Magic Henrik Bogdan, Numen, Volume 63 Issue 1, January 13, pages 12–32, DOI: 10.1163/15685276-12341406
Can Scientologists be Christians or Jews Too? Mike Rinder, December 31
Can Scientology Cure Asthma? Felis Uncia, Penumbral Jots, May 22
The Church of Scientology:​ A Dangerous Cult Scott Douglas Jacobsen, Conatus News, October 5
Counseling Former Cultists: The Brief Intermittent Development Therapy (BIDT) Approach Steve K. D. Eichel, International Journal of Cultic Studies, Volume 7, February, pages 1-14
Deconstructing Scientology 🎬Chris Shelton, multi-part series, July 28 - February 9 (2017)
Fair Game: The Incredible Untold Story of Scientology in Australia 📖 🔊Steve Cannane, HarperCollins, September 19, ISBN᠆0733331327
The Horrors Of Wordclearing Jeremy Gold, July 27
The Insidious Nature of Scientology's Outreach Programs Derek Beres, Big Think, November 7
Mission: Tyrannical - The Secrets of Scientology Lawrence Wright, The Sunday Times, March 13, Section 4 pages 1-2
New Religious Movements, Technology, and Science: The Conceptualization of the E-meter in Scientology Teachings Stefano Bigliardi, Zygon, Volume 51 Issue 3, September, pages 661-683, DOI: 10.1111/zygo.12281
Rebutting “The Historical Context of Scientology” Crocoshark, December 24
Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me 📖 🔊Ron Miscavige, St. Martin's Press, May 3, ISBN᠆1250096936
Scientology: The Church of Forced Abortion Victoria Gisondi, Priests For Life, December 29
Scientology, Cults & Religion: The Mechanics of Cult in 2 Essays Michael A. Sherlock, December 1
Scientology Seeks Captive Converts Via Google Maps, Drug Rehab Centers Brian Krebs, June 27 (Follow-up on 2018-04-18)
Scientology and Sex: The Second Dynamic, Prenatal Engrams, and the Sea Org Carole M. Cusack, Nova Religio, Volume 20 Number 2, November, pages 5-33, DOI: 10.1525/nr.2016.20.2.5
Scientology’s thug life, documented: Aaron Smith-Levin shares a record of Sea Org violence Tony Ortega, February 9
Spies and Scientologists: ASIO and a controversial minority religion in Cold War Australia, 1956–83 Bernard Doherty, Intelligence and National Security, May 4, DOI: 10.1080/02684527.2016.1175213 (Powerpoint Presentation)
Spying, intimidation, and ruin: Two lives caught up in Scientology’s notorious ‘Fair Game’ Tony Ortega, April 11
Swim to Get Out: A Soldier's Account of Scientology's Sea Organization Marius Jeanpierre, Tate Publishing, March 29, ISBN᠆1682930912
Terror, Love and Brainwashing: Attachment in Cults and Totalitarian Systems 📖Alexandra Stein, Routledge, November 3, ISBN᠆1317194497
Watchdog bans Church of Scientology TV ad for misleading viewers Mark Sweney, The Guardian, March 2 (Advertising Standards Authority ruling)
Battle Beyond the Stars Bryan Seymour, 7News, September 10
Building a religious brand: Exploring the foundations of the Church of Scientology through public relations Cylor Spaulding and Melanie Formentin, Journal of Public Relations Research, Volume 29 Issue 1, March 13, DOI: 10.1080/1062726X.2017.1281137
Cannon Scientology facilities CLOSED Mike West, Cannon Courier, May 3
Commodore's Messenger: A Child Adrift in the Scientology Sea Organization 🔊Janis Gillham Grady, Outback Publishing, August 1, ISBN᠆154720219X
Cracking the Cult Code for Therapists: What Every Cult Victim Wants Their Therapist to Know Bonnie Zieman, CreateSpace, June 16, ISBN᠆1546894683
The Cult of Scientology in Australia: Religious Freedom v Human Rights Michael A. Sherlock, July 12
Culture Change and Ex-Change: Syncretism and Anti-Syncretism in Bena, Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea Regina Knapp, Berghahn Books, Chapter 8: "Expect the Unexpected: Scientology in Napamogona", October 1, ISBN᠆1785333844
The Dangerous Discourse of Dianetics: Linguistic Manifestations of Violence Toward Queerness in the Canonical Religious Philosophy of Scientology Francesca Retana, Relics, Remnants, and Religion: An Undergraduate Journal in Religious Studies, Volume 2 Issue 2 Article 4, May 5
The Defector: After 20 years in Scientology Robert Dam, Independently published, January 23, ISBN᠆1520441827
Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story Karen Schless Pressley, Bayshore Publications, September 17, ISBN᠆0999088106
Escaping Utopia: Growing Up in a Cult, Getting Out, and Starting Over 📖Janja Lalich and Karla McLaren, Routledge, September 8, ISBN᠆1138239747
Hungary Ruling on Private Data Handling by Scientology Dr. Attila Péterfalvi, National Authority for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, October 13
Naked in the Spotlight: My Life with Sex, Singing and Scientology Mark Janicello, Independently published, January 14, ISBN᠆1520305079
Narconon, Scientology, and the Battle for Legitimacy Stephen A. Kent, Marburg Journal of Religion, Volume 19 Number 1, November, DOI: 10.17192/mjr.2017.19.6495
Over the Edge: A Pawn in the Scientology Money Machine 📖Kay Rowe, Amazon Digital Services, October 4, ISBN᠆1977547176
Scientology Anti-Drug Program: Fabricated Court Orders Suggest Attempt to Silence Critics Gary Baum, The Hollywood Reporter, August 9 (fake judgement #1, #2)
Scientology in Popular Culture: Influences and Struggles for Legitimacy Stephen A. Kent and Susan Raine, Praeger, January 31, ISBN᠆1440832498
Scientology … The Destruction Of A Family Karen Carson, CreateSpace, August 10, ISBN᠆1974478629
Scientology’s End Game Jeremy Gold, January 21
“The Third Wall of Fire”: Scientology and the Study of Religious Secrecy Hugh B. Urban, Nova Religio, Volume 20 Number 4, May, pages 13-36, DOI: 10.1525/nr.2017.20.4.13
Why Do Scientologists Lie? Mike Rinder, January 3
Why is it so hard for governments to crack down on the Church of Scientology? Chris Owen, December 6 (follow-up in 2019)
Woman sentenced to 6.5 years for transfer of stolen millions to Church of Scientology Mikhail Telekhov, RAPSI, October 30
Xenu’s Paradox: The Fiction of L. Ron Hubbard and the Making of Scientology Alec Nevala-Lee, Longreads, February 1
A Dual Purpose: An autobiography told in two distinct voices 📖Al Arevalo, Amazon Digital Services, September 10, ASIN: B07H8CCBVK
A Mother's Heartbreak: How Scientology Destroyed My Family Lori Hodgson, Book Publishers Network, May 1, ISBN᠆1945271957
A Scientology Kiosk Was Installed (Then Removed) from a Hollywood Police Station Hemant Mehta, Patheos, August 29
Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard's Dangerous “Religion” Tony Ortega and Paulette Cooper, CreateSpace, October 2, ISBN᠆1727131568
Church of Scientology fined £14,000 for polluting river Hsin-Yi Lo, The Argus, April 28
Church of Scientology Settles Lawsuit With Woman Who Says It Forced Her to Have Abortion Micaiah Bilger,, July 24
Commodore's Messenger Book II: Riding out the Storms with L. Ron Hubbard Janis Gillham Grady, Outback Publishing, September 1, ISBN᠆1721725288
Dawn of Dianetics: L. Ron Hubbard, John W. Campbell, and the Origins of Scientology Alec Nevala-Lee, Longreads, October 23 (“A Criticism of Dianetics by L.Ron Hubbard writing as Dr. Irving R. Kutzman, M.D. 1949-12-09)
Dear Teachers: Avoid these so-called “educator’s kits” from the Church of Scientology Marilyn Yung, January 21
Disaster relief? Scientology’s own documents spell out the real mission of “Volunteer Ministers” Jeffrey Augustine, November 19
The Eternal Commitment: Scientology's Billion-Year Contract Philippe Lord, Social Science Research Network, December 9, DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3297379
Exes speak out, Narratives of apostasy: Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology and Soka Gakkai Nicola Luciano Pannofino and Mario Cardano, International Journal for the Study of New Religions, Volume 8 Number 1, July 27, pages 1-26, DOI: 10.1558/ijsnr.34152
The Expert Witness: My Life at the Top of Scientology Jesse Prince, CreateSpace, September 13, ISBN᠆1725992639
Flunk. Start.: Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology 📖Sands Hall, Counterpoint, March 1, ISBN᠆1640091939
Fractured Journey: A Personal Account of 30 Outrageous Years in the Church of Scientology Chris Shugart, Independently published, May 8, ISBN᠆1980987718
Going Clearwater: The Illusory “Firewall” of the Writers of the Future Contest J.W. Alden, August 10
The Golden Fleece: The Diary of a Scientology Warrior Michael Priv, Independently published, April 7, ISBN᠆198075389X
Inside Scientologists’ Bizarre Plot to Sell Bogus Meat to the Poor Tarpley Hitt, Daily Beast, August 18
L.Ron Hubbard - Life Before Scientology Shaun Ewart, Moffat Street, January 8
Perfectly Clear: Escaping Scientology and Fighting for the Woman I Love 📖Michelle LeClair, Berkley, September 11, ISBN᠆110199116X
Psychopaths as Gurus… and Vice-Versa Raj, May 31
Scientology: The Art of Cultic Persuasion Sophie Barowsky,Wellesley College Student Library Research Awards, Vol 28, April 30
Scientology᛬ reclaiming freedom: A testimony from the dark John A. Kilmore, Independently published, October 23, ISBN᠆1729156606
Scythe Tleppo: My Survival of a Cult, Abandonment, Addiction and Homelessness 📖Nathan Rich, Dynasty Systems, November 8, ISBN᠆1949629996
The Thunderstorms of Eden: The odyssey of a second-generation cult survivor and her recovery from child abuse 📖Sandra Kay, CreateSpace, December 15, ISBN᠆1723105260
The anatomy of undue influence used by terrorist cults and traffickers to induce helplessness and trauma, so creating false identities Steven A. Hassan and Mansi J. Shah, Ethics, Medicine and Public Health, Volume 8, March 1, pages 97-107, DOI: 10.1016/j.jemep.2019.03.002
Cops, soft porn, and psychiatry: The curious origin of Scientology’s Snow White Program Chris Owen, March 19
Critical Thinking about Psychotherapy Stephen Hupp, Jean Mercer, Bruce A. Thyer, and Monica Pignotti, Cambridge University Press, April 25
Gotta Get Theroux This: My Life and Strange Times in Television 📖Louis Theroux, Macmillan, September 19, ISBN᠆1509880364
How Scientology Recruits Inside Florida Prisons C.J. Ciaramella, Reason, January 16
I Survived!: Overcoming Abuse, Scientology and Life in General Margery Wakefield, Margery Wakefield, April 26, ISBN᠆0578492997
In God We Trust (Unless We Change Our Mind): How State of Mind Relates to Religious Arbitration Skylar Reese Croy, Pepperdine Dispute Resolution Law Journal, July 4
Inside the Mysterious $11 Million Death of a Scientology Rehab Patient Amy Zimmerman, Daily Beast, May 9
The Lame Way Scientology Tried to Keep Their Members Off the Internet Lynn Fountain Campbell, January 16 (Filter list)
My So Called “Crazy” Life: A True Story of an Escaped Scientologist 📖Aurora Rucker, Barnes & Noble Press, September 15, ISBN᠆1078720738
The Ontology of Suppression: Apostasy, Disconnection, and the “Suppressive Person” Type Gabriella Lee, The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Journal, pages 90-94
Quebec's labour watchdog seeks $900K from Church of Scientology for underpaying staff Gaétan Pouliot, CBC News, January 9
The Reverse-Entanglement Principle: Why Religious Arbitration of Federal Rights Is Unconstitutional Sophia Chua-Rubenfeld and Frank J. Costa Jr., Yale Law Journal, Volume 128 Issue 7 Article 5
Ron The War Hero: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard's Calamitous Military Career 📖Chris Owen, Silvertail Books, May 9, ISBN᠆1909269891
Scientology and the Engram: Fact and Fiction Samar Habib, Psych Central, May 28
Scientology for Never Ins: Clearing Away the Fog That Hides the Truth 📖Stefani Hutchison, Independently published, October 15, ISBN᠆1694579581
Scientology's Legal System 🎬Phil Lord, Marburg Journal of Religion, Volume 21 Number 1, December 17, DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3232113
Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley Carol Es, Desert Dog Books, April 6, ISBN᠆1733520880
The Significance of Scientology Robin Scott, Independently published, July 2, ISBN᠆178972032X
A Brief History of How Scientology’s E-Meter Came Into Existence Jeffrey Augustine, June 3
Apostate Memoirs and the Study of Scientology in the Twenty-First Century Carole M. Cusack, Implicit Religion: Journal for the Critical Study of Religion, Vol. 23 No. 1
Be Clear: Scientology and Organizational Fluency Kristian Klippenstein, chapter 4 in “Language Appropriation in New Religious Movements: Identity, Conflict, Boundaries, and Pejorative Terms”, University of Alberta Department of Religious Studies, September, pages 94-144, DOI: 10.7939/r3-hs9m-sm65
Clearwater City Council Seat 2: Scientology critic Bunker earns historic win Tracey McManus, Tampa Bay Times, March 18
Degrees of Embellishment: Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, and His Civil Engineering Credentials Fraud Stephen A. Kent, The Journal of CESNUR, Supplement to Volume 3 Issue 1 (January-February 2019), pages VI-LX, April, DOI: 10.26338/tjoc.2020.supp.3.1
L. Ron Hubbard - The Tao of Insanity Peter Moon, Sky Books, January 16, ISBN᠆0963188976
Medal by medal, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s ‘stolen valor’ is laid bare PickAnotherID, two part series, November 4 and 7
My Scientology Story: The True Story of an Ex-Scientologist Diana Dudas, PublishDrive, December 8, ISBN᠆6150101320
Out of the Darkness: My Escape From Sin Michael D'Aigle, Independently published, December 15, ISBN᠆9798683604134
The Peculiar Genius of Private-Law Systems: Making Room for Religious Commerce Michael A. Helfand, Washington University Law Review, Pepperdine University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020/2, January 17
The Real Tom Cruise Tony Ortega, July 27
Reconnection: A memoir 📖Lucas A. Catton, Catton Communications, January 8, ISBN᠆0578633108
Review of a complaint regarding an article on COVID-19 by journalist Gaétan Pouliot Guy Gendron, CBC/Radio-Canada Ombudsman, July 2
Scientology chiro Dennis Nobbe drops dead after being informed he’s going to jail Tony Ortega, September 17 (Criminal activity)
Scientology: The Cult of Religion Hannah Bushon, The Ashen Egg: A Journal of Undergraduate English Scholarship, Vol. 8, pages 11-28, November 1
Scientology Deaths and Suicides Leah Remini and Mike Rinder, July 27
Scientology, Stem Cells, and Exosomes? Chris Centeno, February 25
Scientology & the Occult Teachings of L. Ron Hubbard Billy Crone, Get a Life Ministries, September 29, ISBN᠆1948766558
As Scientology shrinks, it turns its gaze towards the Pacific Steven Trask, SBS Dateline, September 16
Auditing Scientology: Reexamining the Church’s 501(c)(3) Tax Exemption Eligibility Taylor C. Holley, Texas Tech Law Review, Volume 53, February 1, DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3777276
Billiontology Hubbardism Volume 1: A Critical Guide to the Fraud, Fallacies, and Falsehoods and L Ron Hubbard and his Billion Dollar Empire…Scientology Duane K. Estill, Independently published, June 13, ISBN᠆9798749440225
Company giving free books to Florida had $10 million settlement for deception Tracey McManus, Tampa Bay Times, February 23
Comparative Reflections on Scientology and NXIVM Stephen A.Kent, International Journal of Coercion, Abuse, and Manipulation, Volume 1 Number 2, November 10, pages 3-26, DOI: 10.54208/0002/002
Cultish: The Language of Fanaticism 📖Amanda Montell, Harper Wave, June 15, ISBN᠆0062993151
Denial of Appeal for Tax Exemption of Scientology Buildings in England Gary Garland, The Valuation Tribunal For England, June 10
The Eternal Commitment: Scientology's Billion-Year Contract Phil Lord, International Journal of Coercion, Abuse, and Manipulation, Volume 1 Number 2, November 10, pages 82-97, DOI: 10.54208/0002/006
Handbook of UFO Religions: Chapter 14 Scientology Hugh B. Urban, Brill Handbooks on Contemporary Religion, Volume 20, February 22, pages 329–342, DOI: 10.1163/9789004435537_016
Handle with Care: Reflections on the Academic Study of Scientology Bernard Doherty, Implicit Religion, Volume 23 Number 2, March 5, pages 102–128, DOI: 10.1558/imre.40237
How Should Religious Fraud and Religious Undue Influence be Regulated by English Courts? Craig Thomas Allen, Oxford Brookes University, May
Inside a PR mutiny: How Scientology’s war on Prozac backfired in spectacular fashion Chris Owen, May 16
Middletown Scientology chiro Jay Spina sentenced to 9 years for insurance fraud case that made judge’s ‘blood boil’: Over $18 Million in Restitution and Forfeiture Tony Ortega, April 13
My Scientology Memoirs Lawrence Toomajan, July
The Origin of Scientology: Turning Science Fiction Into Religion For Profit 📖Gerald Charles Tilley PhD, California Biblical University Press, March 16, ASIN: B08ZC7DW6C
The Peculiar Experience of Being Targeted by Scientology Ben Schneiders, Sydney Morning Herald, May 1
“Rattle their Doorknob and they Collapse”: Propaganda Strategies of the Church of Scientology Sarah R. Lonelodge, University of Oklahoma English Department, May
Relentless: Rescuing My Daughter From Scientology Brian J. Sheen, Independently published, April 3, ISBN᠆9798714658389
Religious Legitimacy 🎬Phil Lord, UMKC Law Review, Volume 90 Number 2, March 18, pages 1–64, DOI: 10.2139/ssrn.3798780
Scientology's Brent Jones & ‘Real Water’ horror: kids needed liver transplants, attorney says Tony Ortega, March 17
Scientology took 80 loans from the government during the coronavirus pandemic: The loans totaled over $6 million Eric Levai, Daily Dot, February 2
Scientology’s WISE and CST withdrew over $13.7 million from Russia in 8 years Sergey Fadeichev, TASS Russian News Agency, September 24
Seeing “Apostates” Clearly: Reconsidering the Legitimacy of Ex-Member Testimony in Documentary Representations of Scientology Michael Thorn, Journal of Media and Religion, Volume 20 Number 2, March 9, pages 1-21, DOI: 10.1080/15348423.2021.1875661
Spanish psychiatrists defeat the Church of Scientology in court Alberto Sierra, The Objective, December 9
Studying Scientology as an Anti-Democratic Institution: Suggestions and Cautions to Future Researchers Stephen A. Kent, Implicit Religion, Volume 23 Number 2, March 5, pages 167–174, DOI: 10.1558/imre.19161
A Billion Years: My Escape from a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology 📖Mike Rinder, Gallery Books, September 27, ISBN᠆1982185767
Clearwater company run by Scientologist asked employees to work in office during Hurricane Ian Justin Garcia, Creative Loafing Tampa, September 28
Danny Masterson's First Multiple Forcible Rape Trial Tony Ortega, Substack, October 10 - December 1
The Perils of Paulette: A Writer's Memoir 📖Paulette Cooper, Independently Published, February 21, ISBN᠆9798417850950
Scientology’s Secret Immigrant Workforce Exposes Decades of Exploitation: How the Church of Scientology abuses religious visas to lure thousands to do hard manual labor Kevin Dugan, Documented, September 8
Stefani Hutchison Exposing the Lies Mike Rinder, January 10
Thrown Overboard: By Scientology and Other Life Overboards 📖Debbie Norwitz, Independently Published, April 17, ISBN᠆9798804223367
U-Turn on the Bridge to Freedom: An Interaction Process Analysis of Task and Relational Messages in Totalistic Organization Exit Conversations on Online Discussion Boards Nancy DiTunnariello and Jenna L. Currie-Mueller, WASET International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, Volume 16 Number 5, May, pages 235-243
Actor Danny Masterson convicted of two counts of rape at second Los Angeles trial James Queally, Los Angeles Times, May 31 (Sentence: 30 years to life, September 7)
The Bad Cadet: Growing Up in the Church of Scientology's Sea Organization Katherine Spallino, Katherine Gladney, April 10, ISBN᠆9798987816219
City Power cuts shopping mall and church of Scientology in electrical bill blitz Alex Patrick, news24, February 10
Confessions of an Ex-Scientologist Pothead: Born in. Sparked up. Got out. Liz Gale, Rustic & Resourceful, August 22, ISBN᠆9798988632702
Grant Cardone Investors Claim He Defrauded Them Tom Warren, The Huffington Post, July 20
Hungarian prosecutors charge 11 Church of Scientology members with tax evasion Magyar Hírlap, Remix News, December 12
The Implications of the Neutral Principles of Law Doctrine on Religious Arbitration Angela Febres, Seton Hall University
Lisa Marie Presley was planning Scientology takedown before her death Dodge Landesman, CNN, January 16 (Scientology got news anchor fired for this story)
Right to repair’s unlikely new adversary: Scientologists Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, September 1
The Role of Shame in Cults, from Recruitment to Recovery Daniel Shaw, The International Journal of Relational Perspectives, Volume 33 Issue 6, November 2, pages 779-795, DOI: 10.1080/10481885.2023.2263056
Scientology lawsuit backfires: Swiss court rules in defamation case after Church shows up with no lawyers Alexander Barnes-Ross, September 25
Scientology’s elder abuse: The legal demand that even the church couldn’t ignore Tony Ortega, September 29
Scientology The Big Lie: How I Made an Evil Cult Look Good Mitch Brisker, MD Brisker Inc, November 24, ISBN᠆9798989408603
Blighted Scientology Building Returned To Tax Rolls Nora Grace-Flood, New Haven Independent, March 8
Deltona mayor issues proclamation making March 13 L. Ron Hubbard Day then rescinds it Mark Harper and Sheldon Gardner, Daytona Beach News-Journal, February 26
Scientologists stole Clearwater council member’s campaign signs, police say 🎬Tracey McManus, Tampa Bay Times, March 7
Scientology-linked UK drug rehab left vulnerable people ‘traumatised’ Shanti Das, The Observer, two part series, February 3 (Charity Commission investigation started March 16)
Understanding the Dark Side of Hypnosis as a Form of Undue Influence Exerted in Authoritarian Cults and Online Contexts: Implications for Practice, Policy, and Education Steven Hassan and Alan Scheflin, The Routledge International Handbook of Clinical Hypnosis - Chapter 53, February 2, pages 755-772, DOI: 10.4324/9781003449126-70
Why Scientology Works and Why You Should Run Like Hell Cuch Figueroa, Services, May 17, ASIN: B0D4JCKFJT
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