Going Clear by Lawrence Wright Beyond Belief by Jenna Miscavige Hill Inside Scientology by Janet Reitman Troublemaker by Leah Remini A Piece of Blue Sky . Janet Reitman takes readers inside Scientology in her book about America’s most secretive religion. The limestone and granite Church of Scientology in midtown Manhattan is located just northwest of Times Square, at West 46th Street.

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Interesting story of the roots of another ridiculous false religion. Other businesses contribute additional funds.

Book review: ‘Inside Scientology’ by Janet Reitman

This book rejtman not written by a former member of the ‘Church’ of Scientology. Reitman disputed their claims, maintaining that she did extensive research. Jan 14, Chris rated it really liked it. It was so good.

Hubbard’s coinage was pathetically redundant for “epistemology” had existed in the English Language for scienfology. Although a good portion of the information revealed in the book will not be that new to anyone who as seen the infamous South Park episode hilariously lambasting Scientology’s actual doctrine, the organization is even odder, and quite a This is a reittman book for anyone interested in the inner workings and genesis story of the “Church” of Scientology.

And that’s thanks to this book. Hubbard came up with management techniques and they even have a business association called the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises.


That was about all I knew about it.

Reporter Janet Reitman Peers ‘Inside Scientology’ : NPR

I’d had a lot of images, and she put them together: He reminds me of a Teddy Roosevelt character type. Apr 27, Genine Franklin-Clark rated it did not like it.

Some way to express what they were going through—there are so many interesting things Hubbard did with language and naming things in Dianetics that would have seemed comforting.

The Church of Scientology’s website describes it thusly: Did you know L. If your religion cannot hold up under scrutiny, it cannot hold inisde.

Is it a profit-making organization? I see, now, why it has this aura that my friend suggested Feb 11, Christopher rated it really liked it Shelves: The Scientology schools—and I don’t want to call them “Scientology schools” because they are technically secular schools—use what is known as “study technology,” which was the curriculum designed by L.

Dianetics was published inand it makes sense to me that something that emphasizes positivity gained popularity in Eisenhower America. She lets the facts and events speak for themselves. Whether you think the author accomplishes her goal of writing an objective book will depend on whether you’re a Scientologist and whether you believe objectivity and balance are the same thing. Do you think it would have morphed into something different if someone else took over? As a religion, Scientology is far stranger and far scarier than I would have ever imagined.


I recommend you read this one. It’s something you can buy into, rather than having to ascribe to lots of hard-to-believe tenants of faith while there is a general belief in a “Supreme Being”, Scientology does not insist upon any dogmatic theology.

Reporter Janet Reitman Peers ‘Inside Scientology’

Levitate stuff, control people, whatever. The beauty here is that the events are so recent. The second part of the book was janett least favorite. Can you explain to me, as you do in the book, why that moment was a perfect breeding ground for L.

Her teachers, headmaster, friends, and parents of friends were all instructed not to talk to her. I recommend it to all tourists. Other forms of psychiatry like the lobotomy were frightening.

He was pretty open about his ways and means. As a kid, I remember thinking of them as the strange people walking around downtown Clearwater in their naval-like uniforms.

The story of Scientology is better than fiction.

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