Hello , I am an ex Scientologist , this blog is primarily about that but I may address other topics as the mood hits me to . I was in Scientology for 25 years and spent about 10,000 hours using the indoctrination and thought reform method "study tech " . I also spent time on staff and met hundreds of Scientologists and did hundreds of the cult practices . Many were the "ethics cycles and OW writeups " that really are an attempt to suppress or remove a person's identity and replace it with a mental pseudo clone of Ron Hubbard . To make a fanatical slave for the cult .

I looked outside the cult for answers in about January 2014 and left the cult in about March of 2014 . While in about 99% of members have no idea of the truth .

We are told we are in a mental therapy or spiritual enhancement or religion or science for helping people unlock potential . Or any of several other fronts that all pretend kind and humanitarian goals .

The truth is Scientology is a terrorist mind control cult and this blog is my attempt to understand and expose that . And try to state as clearly as possible the tools that I have found helpful in dealing with this .

Friday, September 16, 2016

Dissecting Scientology - Shadows and Light



Jon Atack pointed out the correct definition of Scientology is the study of shadows, meaning things that aren't actually there. Fans of Plato and the allegory of the cave will quickly get the point. Scientology uses a language of lies to cast fiction as truth and truth as fiction. It portrays Hubbard's postulates or wishes as the truth, his agreements his followers submit to as reality.
John Stuart Mill described language as the light of the mind. Hubbard uses his language of lies, darkness and shadows to darken minds, as he described doing to his own children in his affirmations. Hubbard perverted the potential of language to illuminate ideas and used it to hide them so their false and harmful nature couldn't be seen.
It has taken an extraordinary effort on the part of Jon Atack to undo the shadows Hubbard cast with his web of lies. It has after all thousands and thousands of lies and uses of loaded language with double speak to overcome. The sheer size of the work gets most people to give up far before getting into it deeply. I am glad Jon put in all the time and effort.

I think it's very important to uncover and strip away the lies Hubbard placed all through Dianetics and Scientology. He did such a thorough job it's a huge challenge to take them apart.
Many exes have the unfortunate habit of still saying and following ideas he wrote decades after leaving Scientology. It's striking to see a person in one sentence acknowledge Hubbard lied and was a fraud then in the next use phrases and terms from Hubbard to explain "their own" ideas.
How can they be your ideas if Hubbard taught them to you and you know he lied to you and presented false ideas with no proof ?
Some areas of Scientology tend to stick with people. They can hold tremendous importance or emotional strength and often this is in the mind below conscious awareness. By bringing out these ideas and looking at them it can bring forward the associated emotions and make examining them with the conscious mind possible.
It's not always pleasant but can provide relief. Some of the issues from Scientology easily present themselves for an ex. They may worry about thetans, overts, past lives or other Scientology concepts.
They may feel conflicted and believe a part or parts of Scientology really felt like a mystical or special experience but know cult experts and all scientific examination don't agree.
Plainly they might want to know why auditing seemed real or study technology indoctrination seemed to make them feel brighter or even why the tone scale or ethics formulas or factors seemed logical when they were in Scientology.
But sometimes other little bits of Hubbard's doctrine remain as influence too. They can be on topics that are not always coming up or a primary focus for a person.
The false information Hubbard provided on drugs is one thing that often doesn't have the strong emotional bond his ideas on immortality and auditing and education do. Those ideas often get tied to feelings of value and guilt. 

Ideas on drugs are very important too. An ex Scientologist has to decide if they will take a prescription or have their child take aspirin or medicine.
The reluctance to use conventional medical technology can lead to a delay in going to the doctor which leads to deadly consequences.
It's a frightening possibility but some exes could have thousands and thousands of ideas from Scientology. They could be so thoroughly indoctrinated that each idea is a deeply held belief that has to individually be brought forward for examination by the conscious mind. It may require the person using the language they have the idea in to successfully free it for consideration. A different phrasing may be ineffective, such is the nature of the mind. 
If they look at each idea one by one they may reevaluate them and choose to reject them if they want.
I think a person should be free to have the beliefs they choose, not the ones Hubbard wanted them to have.

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