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

The Fog of the Mind

The more ideas I see about Scientology and the further I move away in my perspective by studying other subjects the easier it gets. I get different options for thinking by learning the most basic concepts and terms from other subjects and that allows reframing Scientology and everything else.
I have a lot of stories that others have already told before and better than I do, but telling them myself helps to free up thought and ultimately emotions and behavior on the associated areas.
It makes thinking more clearly gradually possible. Scientology creates a kind of eternal fog of confusion in the mind. Between the loaded language, double speak, reversals, grammar alterations, contradictions and other thought reform techniques the Scientologist gets lost in a miasma (poisonous atmosphere) regarding critical thinking. That's entirely intentionally created by Hubbard.
Learning how the fog of deception or smoke and mirrors are used helps to lay out how to undo them.
Eric Hoffer and Margaret Singer and Robert Jay Lifton and Jon Atack have all described how cults use unverified, vague and contradictory claims to lure in, confuse and retain members. John Stuart Mill described how ideas have to be brought out into the open and spoken, shared, written, criticized and looked at from both the supporting and opposing views to be understood.
Having ideas in complex, interlocking, overlapping, contradictory, double speak filled and hazy, unreal terms makes understanding them difficult. Then adding prohibition of discussion and debate solidifies the haze into an inescapable ember that encapsulates individual thought. It's stopped from even properly developing.
That's the test of cult doctrine: does it use faith that blinds ? Does it use delusional certainty without critical analysis ? Does it encourage questions or provide all encompassing answers so no questions are necessary ? Does it inspire individual creativity or demand conformity ? Is everything up for debate or is the doctrine and founder beyond doubt ?
The tests become easier to see the farther in one went and the more thoroughly they had to dig to come out.

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