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

Getting Away From Scientology Alive - Not Everyone Does It

 I know many people go back and forth to Scientology. I left many times before I finally permanently broke away.
It's confusing. As a believer in Scientology technology and Hubbard I thought individuals had been bad or not followed Scientology correctly. I thought my life SHOULD get better when I am close to the org and doing services or on staff, but it always fell apart when I devoted myself to Scientology. I kept crashing and burning on staff, leaving and getting a job and spending time with family for a while, then straightening my life out and doing much better away from Scientology.
I would feel like could succeed in Scientology then returned and it felt like my life got torn back down. I became miserable in Scientology every single time. Of course being told the world is terrible and everyone is wrong and abberated didn't help. Also being told success required quitting my job and disconnecting from my family didn't help either.
I couldn't figure out why I fell apart in Scientology and did better if I completely separated from Scientology.
I finally realized how the bonds of attraction are made when I read the Scientology Mythbusting articles. The one where Jon Atack pointed out confusion (aka paradox or contradiction), repetition, mimicry, attention fixation (or division) and vivid imagery as key to induction of trances in conversational hypnosis made me realize part of it. When he described how the critical faculty is turned down or off in hypnosis that was crucial.
The reduction of critical and independent thinking with a tolerance for contradictions and magical thinking in hypnosis is called trance logic. It's an age regressed state that's highly vulnerable to suggestions and dependent on authority. Through strong transference an authority can use the imagination of the victim plus suggestion to create hypnotic trance effects.
Once I saw that along with Never Believe a Hypnotist by Jon Atack I realized Hubbard always intended to hypnotize people. Basic articles on the methods of hypnosis and videos made it clear. I mined a few dozen key Hubbard quotes that revealed his intent and methods and with comparison to basic ideas from psychology other parts became clear.
The blankness in cognitive dissonance is used in the confusion technique in hypnosis. It's the moment of indecision and vulnerability to suggestion.
That's where Hubbard inserted his loaded language with his indoctrination methods. The victim understands what they read but is blank. They "know" from Scientology training that they must have MUs, but know they don't.
That's confusing. They try to resolve the blankness by reading Hubbard's definitions and using them until they know them quite well. They accept his terms on his terms. In other words they accept that the terms are true and describe reality, that engrams exist because Hubbard said so, that the barriers to study exist and Hubbard's description of the phenomena is correct and that doing his methods resolves them. They accept that incidents recalled in auditing are genuine and free people. They accept that thetans exist and have the history, abilities and qualities Hubbard described as well.
They accept everything as true if Hubbard defined it in his terms.
Undoing that took a lot.

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