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« Reply #45 on: January 11, 2010, 04:10:01 PM »

                    Collection of Hubbard papers unveiled

By TONY CASTRO Los Angeles Daily News - Published: January 10, 2010

LOS ANGELES They're calling them the Church of Scientology's Dead Sea Scrolls.

More than 1,000 lost pieces of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's work were unveiled in a New Year's celebration at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles that was broadcast to churches around the world last week.

"This is breakthrough it would be like Christianity finding lost Gospels on the teachings of Jesus Christ," said Bill Orozco, a Los Angeles consultant who has worked with Scientology's Celebrity Centre in Hollywood.

In its five-plus decades of existence, Scientology has grown to include millions of members worldwide, including high-profile celebrities such as actors John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

But it remains a controversial practice, one that critics liken to a cult that takes financial advantage of its members. The church strongly objects to such accusations. But its status as an official religion remains disputed in many countries throughout the world.

The newly released materials include 1,020 lectures and hundreds of corresponding booklets from courses and other sessions with Scientology ministers from 1953 to 1961.

They include discussions of how Hubbard, who started the religion in California in the 1950s, arrived at the principles of Dianetics and his research on everything from decision-making to personal responsibility.

Some of the materials were believed to have been lost.

Church leaders said the documents are the culmination of a 25-year project to locate, restore and transcribe lost pieces of the Scientology founder's work.

Scientology official Pamela Lancaster, whose late husband was involved in tracking down Hubbard's lost works, said there are no doubts the materials are genuine.

"They are hand-written notes and day diaries in Mr. Hubbard's own handwriting and lectures in his own voice," said Lancaster, public affairs director of the Celebrity Centre.

"This means so much to us. We can finally train people as if Mr. Hubbard were here himself."

Lee Holzinger, a spokesman for the Scientology church missions in Ventura and Santa Barbara, said the discoveries will add important new writings and lectures by Hubbard to the church's literature.

"Our church is still relatively young, but so much has happened in half a century, and now with this, it is finally approaching full development," said Holzinger. "It's taken such a long project to make all this knowledge that he developed and documented made available to everyone."

The discovery of lost Hubbard works, however, could open an unexpected Pandora's box for Scientologists, according to Jody Myers, professor of religious studies at California State University, Northridge.

"It is not an unknown phenomenon in religions to find early documents written by the church's founders," said Myers. "The issue is: Are they authentic early documents or have they been created by people who want a change in the direction of the church? This is true of all religions.

"As a religious scholar, what I can say is that sometimes people want their church to go in a different direction and what follows is the discovery of ancient texts."

But leaders of the Church of Scientology maintain the recovered works of their leader are significant.

Tommy Davis, the head of the church's Celebrity Centre in Hollywood and son of actress and Scientologist Anne Archer, compared the findings to "discovering that Buddha, unbeknownst to anybody, had sat down and wrote down the entirety of his discoveries and it could be verified that he wrote it."

Lancaster, a member for four decades, likened the findings to "if someone in Jesus' time had recorded all the wonderful lectures Jesus had with his disciples."

"It's so huge for our religion having these materials. It's really a renaissance," said Davis. "It's as if it's a rediscovery of our own scriptures and what they hold and what they mean."



Jane Dockery, executive director of the Simi Valley Scientology mission in Moorpark, said she has already ordered copies of all the materials contained on 970 compact discs and corresponding booklets in 57 binders costing $7,500.

"Scientology is the study of wisdom, and it's good to know we now have all the wisdom and all it's missing pieces," she said.

"For us, it feels like we're securing our spiritual future."

According to officials, the papers were recovered through a painstaking hunt included finding tapes and documents in a Wichita, Kan., basement, a storage trailer in Phoenix, and a garage in Oakland, Calif.

The release of the documents marks the third and final batch of Hubbard works to be distributed as part of the decades-long project initiated by Hubbard himself but carried out after his 1986 death by the church's current leader, David Miscavige.

Releases in 2005 and 2007 included updated versions of 18 basic Scientology books to correct transcriptional errors, as well as hundreds of other lectures given by Hubbard.

"It's so huge for our religion having these materials. It's really a renaissance," said Davis. "It's as if it's a rediscovery of our own scriptures and what they hold and what they mean."


http://www.timesargus.com/article/20100110/NEWS01/1100355/1002/NEWS01

Finding LOST tech surely means Hubbard was sloppy.
Is that what the cult is saying ???
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« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2010, 07:35:56 PM »

                                        Wikinews   

      Author of My Billion Year Contract reflects on life in elite Scientology group


Interview with Nancy Many

http://en.wikinews.org/wiki/Author_of_My_Billion_Year_Contract_reflects_on_life_in_elite_Scientology_group?dpl_id=147689
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« Reply #47 on: January 15, 2010, 07:07:23 AM »

                             
    Scientology discussed in the House of Lords;"not accepted as Church for last 30years"

    Equality Bill
House of Lords debates, 13 January 2010, 3:55 pm

The word scientology is highlighted in yellow


http://www.theyworkforyou.com/lords/?id=2010-01-13a.518.6&s=Scientology#g521.3
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« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2010, 07:37:00 AM »

                              Scientology defector tells all
Many's Rivers to Cross Dept.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 13, 2010


http://thephoenix.com/Boston/arts/95598-scientology-defector-tells-all/
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« Reply #49 on: January 20, 2010, 04:10:25 PM »

           Jeff Conaway Accident: Suffers Fractured Neck, Brain Hemorrhage

  Remember "the actor" from Taxi...

(Over acted every single line he had.)

by Yuliya Talmazan | January 19, 2010 at 08:46 am


Grease star Jeff Conaway, 59, was injured in a freak accident when he fell down a flight of stairs on Monday at his home in Los Angeles, California. Entertainment news portal TMZ reports that Conaway broke his hips and arm, fractured his neck and suffered a brain hemorrhage, which involves bleeding into the brain tissue. He was rushed to hospital and is set for an immediate surgery.

While fractures to hips and arms are usually not life-threatening, breaking one's neck and sustaining a brain hemorrhage can have serious consequences. Spinal cord and neck injuries could be fatal and immobilizing, depending on the vertebrae involved. Brain hemorrhages involving essential cranial or vagus nerve are almost always fatal. Other kinds of hemorrhages can have a death rate as high as 50%.

It is not clear why Conaway fell, or if there is foul play involved.

Conaway allegedly had substance abuse problems in the past. He was linked to the Church of Scientology through his connection to actor John Travolta.

Conaway is most famous for his role of Kenickie in the famous motion picture musical Grease. He also starred in Taxi and Babylon 5.

http://www.nowpublic.com/culture/jeff-conaway-accident-suffers-fractured-neck-brain-hemorrhage-2559449.html

photos and article here...
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1244665/Grease-star-Jeff-Conaway-fights-life-suffering-brain-haemorrhage-mysterious-fall-home.html
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« Reply #50 on: January 20, 2010, 04:17:34 PM »

                       Travolta flies Volunteer ministers to Haiti.

   Hope Xenu gets blamed for the earthquake.


http://blog.zap2it.com/thedishrag/2010/01/john-travolta-flies-scientologist-ministers-medics-to-haiti-quake-victims.html
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« Reply #51 on: January 22, 2010, 03:54:21 PM »


                      Don't panic Haiti, the Scientologists are coming!

For our good friends from the church of L Ron, it's not so much a tragedy as an opportunity



Psychopath, conman, liar, fantasist, fraudster, bully, tax evader, megalomaniac it's fair to say L Ron Hubbard's death was a blow to global humanitarianism. Happily, there is a silver lining to the cloud that has hung over Earth since the founder of Scientology shed his corporeal form in 1986. That silver- lining is the high profile, expansionist figures who represent his organisation today and the good news is that they're turning their thoughts to Haiti.

Were an idiot like you to itemise the myriad things that this most wretched of disaster zones currently lacked, chances are you'd omit "militant Scientologists who claim post-traumatic stress is a conspiracy created by the evil psychiatric profession, and who believe the correct response to extreme shock is to touch sufferers with one finger, before attempting to convert them to the ways of Hubbard".

All I can say is, thank God for John Travolta. The Wild Hogs legend has unveiled his response to the unfolding crisis, announcing: "I have arranged for a plane to take down some Volunteer Ministers and some supplies and some medics." For the medics and supplies John must obviously be thanked, but for the Volunteer Ministers arriving in Haiti via Air Travolta along with scores from other Scientology churches the same cannot be said.

According to an official press release, the corps will be on hand to dispense "spiritual first aid" to Haitians. Because really, nothing should feel more appropriate right now than gadding about Port-au-Prince offering survivors the chance to be hooked up to an e-meter. Hopefully if they find any gay people, they can begin curing them.

For the Volunteer Ministers, you see, a tragedy is not so much a tragedy as a tragitunity.

But please, don't take Lost in Showbiz's word for it take that of L Ron himself, who personally decreed the strategy he called "Casualty Contact", in which he advised Scientologists to scan newspapers for reports of accidents or bereavements, searching for "people who have been victimised one way or another by life".

Stipulating that one way to do this was to trawl hospitals, Hubbard declared of the ambulance-chasing Scientologist that, "He should represent himself . . . as a minister whose compassion was compelled by the newspaper story concerning the person [. . .] However, in handling the press he should simply say that it is a mission of the church to assist those who are in need of assistance. He should avoid any lengthy discussions of Scientology and should talk about the work of ministers and how all too few ministers these days get around to places where they are needed. It's straight recruiting!"

Casualty Contact has since modulated into the Volunteer Ministers programme, whose yellow tents are increasingly visible at high-profile disaster sites, and often enlivened by special appearances by their celebrity adherents. Within these tents Scientologists administer the aforementioned Touch Assists, whose purpose is to "speed the Thetan's ability to heal or repair a condition with his body".

After 9/11, aid agencies at Ground Zero voiced concern that the Volunteer Ministers had displayed their leaflets around the disaster site and operated in the restricted area without authorisation until this was pointed out to the police, who then denied them access. Two days after the tragedy, and presenting themselves as an organisation called National Mental Health Assistance, representatives of the Church of Scientology duped Fox News into running the church's freephone number for five hours on the bottom of the screen, apparently in the belief that it was the official outreach hotline. Fox News removed it after an irate intervention from the real National Mental Health Association.

"The public needs to understand that the Scientologists are using this tragedy to recruit new members," the president of the NMHA stated. "They are not providing mental health assistance."

Au contraire, say the Scientologists, who claim they provide a unique brand of "meaningful help" during catastrophes. They were there after the tsunami, after Katrina with added Travolta and in Beslan, before being asked to leave after the local Russian health ministry judged their techniques unhelpful to already severely traumatised children.

And of course they were there after the 7 July attacks, when an undercover BBC investigation taped the leader of the London branch of the Church's anti-psychiatry movement laughing that their role in the immediate aftermath of the bombings was "fighting the psychiatrists; keeping the psychs away [from survivors]". One survivor who happened to have mental health training voiced his shock that Scientologists had attempted to recruit him and others.

What sort of numbers they'll do in Haiti remains to be seen, but hats off to Travolta and the church leaders for deploying in this way. As for Scientology's most famous face, do recall "the Mr Cruise response to 9/11" setting up the First New York Hubbard Detox project where firemen who had breathed in the World Trade Centre dust were encouraged to submit to the "Purification Rundown", discarding their medication and taking endless saunas along with high doses of niacin, much to the despair of their doctors. Whether even Tom's nuclear self-confidence extends to mooting the First Port-au-Prince Hubbard Detox Project, only time will tell.

See photo here...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/lostinshowbiz/2010/jan/22/john-travolta-scientologists-haiti
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« Reply #52 on: January 23, 2010, 04:25:05 PM »

             
   Jeff Conaway, 59, Wants A Home Death, Viking Funeral (VIDEO)


'Celebrity Rehab' fixture Jeff Conaway can't kick his prescription drug habit and wants to die at home, his girlfriend, Vikki Lizzi, tells E! News.

"This is just devastating," Lizzi said. "I tried to save him from himself by trying to get him help...He wants to die at home. He knows the meds are killing him. He can't get off them."

The former 'Grease' star, 59, is even telling Lizzi about what he imagines for his funeral.

"He's talking about being burned on a boat and sent out to sea like a Viking funeral. It sends chills up my spine," she said. "We're all trying to save his life, and he's not listening."

Two years ago Conaway said that Scientology, which his 'Grease' costar John Travolta introduced him to, helped him get clean. Lizzi told E! that Travolta sent Conaway flowers this week and Dr. Drew has been consulting with him, but he is stubborn and needs and intervention.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/01/22/jeff-conaway-59-wants-a-h_n_432771.html

An earlier quote... According to Conaway,

 "I've been doing Scientology...my doctor was like, Holy cow, he says whatever you've been doing keep doing it because it's really working."

Conaway says his former Grease co-star John Travolta introduced him to the controversial religion. "John and I stayed friends but he couldn't watch me going down the tubes...he gave me a whole library of Scientology books and he's given me an auditor who comes almost every day."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/29/jeff-conaway-credits-scie_n_89257.html


We all live in HOPE !!!
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« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2010, 03:47:14 PM »

This is not even slightly related to "the cult"

However it shows many signs being held by protesters
over 2009.

There are plenty here. Check out the links at the bottom.

Some of these are classic.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x7169346
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« Reply #54 on: February 04, 2010, 03:25:39 PM »

          One of the performers on Ron`s  hit (the bottom of rubbish bins) album..."The road to Feedom."           


                       Leif Garrett out on bond after drug bust


February 3, 2010 7:11 p.m. EST
Leif Garrett was "shaking and sweating" when deputies approached him at a subway station on Monday.
Leif Garrett was "shaking and sweating" when deputies approached him at a subway station on Monday.
                                    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    * L.A. County authorities: Leif Garrett posts $10,000 bond after two days in a jail
    * Garrett was found with heroin and arrested Monday, sheriff's spokesman says
    * The former teen idol was arrested four years ago for possession of heroin
    * Garrett was 16 when he scored his first pop chart hit, "Surfin' USA," in 1977



Los Angeles, California (CNN) -- Former teen idol Leif Garrett posted a $10,000 bond Wednesday after spending two days in a jail on a drug charge, a Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman said.

Garrett, 48, was arrested Monday at a downtown Los Angeles train station after police found heroin in his shoe, spokesman Steve Whitmore said.

He was 16 when he scored his first pop chart hit, "Surfin' USA," in 1977. It was followed by a four-year run of songs that kept young girls swooning and teens dancing.

When deputies approached Garrett Monday morning at the Metrolink station, he was "acting in a pronounced way, shaking and sweating," Whitmore said.

Garrett told them he was "nervous around law enforcement because of other meetings with them in the past," he said.

The singer did jail time four years ago after he was arrested with heroin while he stood on a subway platform at another Los Angeles transit station.

This time, Garrett told the officers that he had no drugs and he agreed to let them search him, Whitmore said.

As they searched, Garrett told them he did have a little heroin in his shoe. "That was found and it was black tar heroin," Whitmore said.

Garrett was taken to the East Los Angeles sheriff's station, where he was booked and held on bond. His court date is February 24, Whitmore said.

http://www.cnn.com/2010/SHOWBIZ/Music/02/03/leif.garrett.arrest/index.html?hpt=T2
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« Reply #55 on: February 10, 2010, 07:04:14 AM »

Mind control cults...

Watch video...

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?t=16336
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« Reply #56 on: February 10, 2010, 03:09:10 PM »

That video was really well done.  I saw so many similarities.  Wow, it is so nice being out of that grasp now and being able to look.  Really look.
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« Reply #57 on: February 25, 2010, 12:10:05 AM »

                 Understanding What a Cult is and How They Work

See video here.

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=4128831
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« Reply #58 on: March 01, 2010, 10:02:38 AM »

                                         Beyond the Darklands.

TV1
9.30pm
Tuesday
Nigel Latta takes a look at the life of Bert Potter, the cult leader whose Centrepoint dream collapsed amid convictions for drug dealing and underage sex.

Don`t worry Scientology... Your turn is coming.
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« Reply #59 on: March 03, 2010, 11:30:02 AM »

  For those who have seen Zeitgeist the movie
or Zeitgeist Addendum
Two must see movies

The venus project is coming to NZ

http://thevenusprojectnz.eventbrite.com/

For more info on all this..

http://www.thezeitgeistmovement.com/

Or directly here for NZ...  http://tzmnz.com/

Zeitgeist addendum is watchable here (above) as well.
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