Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology,alt.answers,news.answers Subject: non-scientologist access faq Followup-To: alt.religion.scientology Summary: where to find unsanctioned information about Scientology, Dianetics, the Church, or Hubbard. Includes book reviews, library references, FTP sites. Unsanctioned only means that Church publications are not the primary focus. Keywords: faq scientology dianetics hubbard books ftp Reply-To: Approved: news-answers-request@MIT.EDU Archive-name: scientology/skeptic/access-faq Posting-Frequency: monthly Last-modified: Wednesday 3April96 Version: 3.4 Access to material about Scientology, Dianetics, the Church, or L. Ron Hubbard. The bulk of the material reviewed was written by non-Church-members or ex-Church-members, but some Church material is covered. All opinions belong to the various reviewers. This material was collected off the net and edited by Don Lindsay ( Short contributions, pro or con, are welcome. It's impossible to keep up with the net, so please email any comments/contributions directly to me. Table of contents: Changes, version 3.3 to 3.4: Usenet newsgroups: World Wide Web, FTP, BBS, FAQs, etc: Magazines: Video: Books and library material, mostly sorted in the order: - books with multiple reviews - items with a review - unreviewed items -------------------------------------- Changes, version 3.3 to 3.4: Nuked the BBS, FTP and Web stuff in favor of pointing you to Web sites which keep closer track than I do. Added my Web site. This time I didn't PGP. I have a large backlog of changes that individually aren't too important. I expect Version 3.5 to happen this summer. -------------------------------------- Usenet newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology -------------------------------------- World Wide Web, FTP, BBS, FAQs, etc: The current best list of other sites is at and the most visited site is These lead to everything, including the Church's sites - although the Church doesn't return the favor. This document's home is -------------------------------------- Magazines: 15 Jan 1995 The name is International Viewpoints, and it is _not_ concerned with quarrels or battles between the church and others. The editor is 65 year old 'free' scientologist Antony Phillips, who first contacted scientology (before it was a church) in 1954 in England, worked for a total of ten years in various scientology organisations, and was thrown out in 1983. Details can be obtained by writing to him at: Internet: Postal: IVy, PO Box 78, DK-2800 Lyngby, Denmark --- 13 Jan 1995 ladyv (Enid Vien): Free Spirit Dept 1934 PO Box 6905 Terra Linda Ca. 94903-0905 It costs $50.00 for non subscribers. If you wish to subscribe it is $15.00 and then the book costs $40.00. I am a subscriber and I highly recommend it. --- 9 Mar 1995 "TarlaStar" : The Gauntlet is a semi-annual publication whose motto is: "Exploring the limits of free expression". The particular issue I referred to has several articles on why "60Minutes" and "Geraldo" backed off of stories that they were doing on CoS. (ISSN#1047-4463, ISBN#0-96299659) all letters, inquiries etc. go to: Gauntlet, Dept B94, 309 Powell Rd. Springfield, PA 19064. rnewman@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Ron Newman) 23 Apr 1995 reports: Gauntlet is an excellent magazine. Send $11.95 for one issue, or $22 for two issues. Specify which issues you want. I've also seen Gauntlet for sale in Boston-area comic book stores. If you've got a comic store in your neighborhood, give them a call. 8 May 1995 (watkins julia k): _Gauntlet_ No. 9, 1995, has a long Scientology article $11.95, Gauntlet, Inc., Dept. SUB9A, 309 Powell Rd., Springfield, PA 19064 --- 29 Jun 1995 wbarwell@Starbase.NeoSoft.COM (William Barwell): *Walk Away* The Newsletter for Ex-fundamentalists Vol 8, #1 Spring 1995 Another publication from the Institute for First Amendment Rights. This one is almost a support network for people who have walked away from fundamentalist religous groups. There is an intriguing two page report from religous-cult-deprogrammer Rick Ross about his legal battle defending himself against the church of Scientology. No trades/prints letters Subs:$10 Institute for The First Amendemnt P.O. Box 589 Great Barrington, MA 01230 Email It does not give price per individual copy, but I suspect $3.00 would do it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Video: 16 Jul 1995 (Jeff Jacobsen): Watchman Fellowship PO Box 530842 Birmingham AL 35253 ask for the 4 hour video on Scientology from the Clearwater Conference on Cults. $25 + $3 postage in the US. I just finished watching this videotape and it's crammed with great information. There is an excerpt from 5th Estate, a Canadian TV show, and BBC TV as well. At the conference an OTVI and an OTVII, now ex-members, spoke of their experiences in Scientology. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Books and library material are the remainder of this FAQ. We begin with the books that have multiple reviews, and slowly tail off into various long lists of unreviewed books. "L. Ron Hubbard: Messiah or Madman?" -- by Bent Corydon and L. Ron Hubbard Jr. a.k.a. Ronald DeWolf.(Secaucus, NJ: Lyle Stuart, 1987) ISBN 0-8184-0444-2. In 1992, from Barricade Books, Fort Lee, New Jersey, dist. by Publishers Group West, $12.95 "expanded and updated" "Bare-Faced Messiah, The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard", by Russell Miller (N.Y.: Henry Holt & Co., 1987) ISBN 0-8050-0654-0. $19.95 London: Michael Joeseph Penguin Book Ltd, 1987. Also reported: ISBN: 0718127641 (for the Penguin, I believe). Russell Miller is a British journalist who's done several biographies. A Piece of Blue Sky -- by Jon Atack, 1990 ISBN 0-8184-0499-X A Lyle Stuart Book, Published by Carol Publishing Group Reportedly: 120 Enterprise Avenue, Secaucus, NJ, USA, 07094 lippard@Primenet.Com (James J. Lippard) 20 Apr 1995: A local bookstore gave me a different address, plus a telephone number: Carol Publishing Group 600 Madison Ave., 11th Floor New York, NY 10022 (212) 486-2200 13 Nov 1994 Tommy the Tourist (Anon User) said: Or you can order direct from Jon's wife Noella Atack, "Avalon" Cranston Road East Grinstead West Sussex RH19 3HQ Price 15 pounds sterling. This includes p&p if to a UK address. Overseas orders will need to add extra.... If you want the facts, this is the book to get. Reportedly it can be ordered from the on-line bookshop for $21.95 Review by revpk@cellar.UUCP (Brian 'Rev P-K' Siano), 1992: "Messiah or Madman?" is a poorly organized, sloppy piece of work, with little sense to its organization or even writing style. Passages that skip between various events do so with little reason, and frequently without even citing dates or times. There's no index, little sourcing, and much of it seems gleaned from court records. Howeveer, it's the only one widely available. "Bare-faced messiah" is better written, better documented, and is perhaps the one indispensable biography of L. Ron Hubbard. The problem is, it doesn't deal with much of the Church's history; but it does provide lots of innarestin' details about life aboard the Sea Org, and it's the best written of the three books available. "A Piece of Blue Sky" is a history of both the Church and Hubbard-- very well researched, lots of documentation, and well structured. It's too bad Atack's not much of a stylist, because the book amounts to a series of facts listed after each other for easy access. Still, Atack's book is the single best overall guide to Scientology that I've ever read, and I recommend it to everyone. Review by tad@ssc.UUCP (Tad Cook), 1992: The book is called A PIECE OF BLUE SKY by Jon Atack, and it is great! I spent the last week totally absorbed in this book, and I highly recommend it. Atack is an ex-Scientologist, and he has done a fine job of explaining their beliefs, and also he presents a very interesting history of Hubbard and Dianetics. Review by (/usr/spool/mail/djb) (Dan), 1992: "Messiah or Madman" is largely a primary source. Meaning that the material is recounted from actual events witnessed by the authors, with little interpretation given (what interpretation there is is negative, of course). Both the authors were heavily involved in Scientology, particularly Corydon who was an important figure in the movement. In addition to their own experiences in the movement and with Hubbard himself, they provide page after page of quotes from other former Scientologists, describing their own experiences and events they witnessed. Russell Miller's excellent book "Bare-Faced Messiah" is a secondary source, thoroughly researched and well written, but definitely complementary to "Messiah or Madman" rather than replacing it or being "better" (whatever that means). Review in anonymous posting, 20feb93: The newly-updated version of Bent Corydon's book, _L. Ron Hubbard Messiah or Madman_ is now available in trade paperback. Hastings is carrying it in their biography section for $15. At least one other major chain has it on their shelves also. Review by (Flemming Funch), a Free Zone ex-scientologist, 11 Apr 1994: the only book of those that I like and recommend is Miller's book. The other two people are very biased and more acting out of revenge and self-interest. Miller was never a scientologist and is mainly trying to tell the true story as he sees it. Miller was incidentally mostly using Atack's data to write his book. Even though Miller is also leaning towards present Hubbard in a negative light I think his fairly neutral listing of facts leaves it more up to the reader to decide. For example, Miller sets out to prove how Hubbard's claims of having traveled extensively in China was a lie. And he goes ahead to document exactly that Hubbard DID travel in China as a teenager. Hub exaggerated a bit, but what I got from it was that he did do a lot of interesting things at an early age that could inspire him with some unusual wisdom. In the written opinion of Judge Pierre N. Leval, U.S. District Judge, re New Era Publications Intl. v. Henry Holt & Co., as posted 1 Mar 1995 by (Diane Richardson): In this case, because Bare-Faced Messiah (in substantially similar form) has been previously published in England, Canada and Australia, reviews have appeared there to which the court may refer for guidance. These credit the book as a serious work of investigation and criticism. A reviewer for the London Sunday Times wrote: "Russell Miller has done a service to his readers by surmounting the legal obstacles placed in his way by the Scientologists who attempted to discredit him and to prevent the publication of his book. It is admirably written, well documented and it must have entailed a great deal of painstaking research. The his book has been gathered carefully from witnesses who were once bemused by the cult and who were fearful of giving him the information he required. (Gready Aff. Exh. D.) A reviewer for Maclean's Magazine wrote, "while scathingly critical of Hubbard and his church, Bare-Faced Messiah is, in fact, scrupulously fair (Id. Exh. E.) The Spectator, in its review, recommended the book for its "admirably detailed documentation." (Id. Exh. C) The work appears to make responsible use of its material. Although plaintiff disagrees with many of Miller's conclusions and argues that different interpretations can be drawn from the sources, plaintiff does not contend that the biography has dealt dishonestly with its sources or is for any other reason to be denied credit as a serious work of criticism and comment on a highly newsworthy subject. Review of "A piece of Blue Sky" by (Don Hutton) 12apr93: If you are going to read just one critical book on Scientology, read this. It's pretty comprehensive and pretty even-handed (which is unfortunately rare in this field). When the evidence supports L. Ron's claims (eg. his hydrographics studies) it says so. When Scientology's critics do something dumb (like the time it was banned in Australia) it says so. The fusillades against other aspects of L. Ron and his creations are heavily annotated as to source (eg. Sentencing memorandum in U.S.A. vs. Jane Kember, District Court, DC, criminal case no., 78-401, p.25.) I've found this, and all other books and articles critical of Scientology very hard to find. I had to order "Blue Sky" through the Cult Awareness Network (1-312-267-7777, 2421 W. Pratt Blvd., Suite 1173, Chicago, Ill, U.S.A. 60645) as I couldn't even order it directly from the Canadian publisher. They're sort of your one-stop shopping place for stuff like this. They've got some good stuff and some really bad stuff (for the latter, check out the "Cults - Just Say NO!" video - narrated by Charlton Heston! BWAAA-HA-HA!). P.S. There was also an interesting article by Behnar (the editor of the Time magazine article last year) in QUILL, the journal of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, about the aftermath of the article. He was eventually given some kind of medal by President George Bush for the article. The QUILL article was from one of the fall 1992 issues. [Editor's note: that's Behar, see below.] --- "Scientology from the inside out" "How to fool the press", Robert Vaughn Young Quill, v81n9, 38-41, nov93 A response was published: "Another view of Scientology" By: Linda Simmons-Hight, Media Relations Director, Church of Sci. International The Quill Jan, 1994 --- the Catholic Sentinal, March 17, 1978 "Scientology Leaders Convicted of Fraud" PARIS- The Paris tribunal has found four leaders of the Church of Scientology, including its Amercian founder, guilty of making fradulant claims that physical cures and professional success can be acheived through Scientology. Ron Lafayette Hubbard, the American found of the sect, was condemned to four years imprisonment and a fine of 35,000 francs (a little over $7,000). Henry Laarhuis, Dutch former executive director of the French branch of the organization, was condemned to three years and a find of 15,000 francs. The article goes on to say Hubbard was convicted in absentia. --- "The Prisoners of Saint Hill" by Tim Kelsey and Mike Ricks, the Independent [United Kingdom], Jan.31, 1994. Posted to the Net in April 95, and Reviewed in CAN newsletter April '94 --- A magazine database search turned up People Weekly v19 p84(5) 1983 Jan 24 by John Saar "Ministry of fear; scandal rocks Scientology as the founder's wife goes to prison and his son turns prosecution witness" also Penthouse feedback, Penthouse v15 p28(6) 1984 Jan The other side of L. Ron Hubbard, Jr : Ron deWolf also "Follow-ups: shamed in Spain. (Heber Jentzsch, head of Church of Scientology arrested in Spain)" Fortune v119 n2 p16(1) 1989 Jan 16 also "See You In Court", by Russell Miller, Punch, 19feb88 p.46 (short bit about the Church suing to stop the publication of "Bare Faced Messiah") --- Mind Game -- by Norman Spinrad, Jove Books, copyright 1980. Review by, 1992: This is a novel, a "roman a clef", about an author whose wife joins the "Transformationalism" cult. Yes, the cult is led by a pulp-era science-fiction writer. He even says things like, "We're developing the Atomic Age of the mind." Gee, any guesses? Review by Mon Jan 23 1995: Descriptions of Celebrity Center and infiltration of entertainment industry are accurate. How the cult tore the marriage apart in the early part of the story was *too* real for me. The pressures to disconnect from family who might say "go slow" were real. Spinrad's descriptions of the inside of the cult and the cult leader were phony. I'd say his discriptions of the outside of the cult were dead on. He's never been in one, though. The guy had obviously been had by the Celebrity Center scam. --- Heads - by Greg Bear, Tor, 1990 ISBN 0-812-51996-5 Review by, 1992: This is good science fiction, set about a century from now. The relevance is that the villain is obviously the Church of Scientology, with just enough details changed so that the author can't be sued. --- EVANS, Dr. Christopher, _Cults of Unreason_, Harrap, London, 1973. Evans, Christopher. Cults of Unreason. New York: Dell Publishing, 1975. From: paj@mrcu (Paul Johnson), 1992 Organization: GEC-Marconi Research Centre, Great Baddow, UK I have just read "Cults of Unreason" by Christopher Evans. Most of the book is devoted to a history and discussion of Dianetics and Scientology. This is readable and at times very funny. As Evans says, "A rich vein of unconsious humor runs through the official publications of the cult" (or words to that effect). The book is old and somewhat out of date, but it is detailed and impartial --- VOSPER, Cyril, _The Mindbenders_, Neville Spearman, London, 1971, 188 p. From: (Andrew Dunstan), 1992: See also "The Mind Benders" by Cyril Vosper. (I think this is right!) The Scientologists went to a GREAT deal of trouble in the UK to try to suppress this book. --- "Bigger Secrets", by William Poundstone, 1986, Houghton Mifflin, ISBN 0-395-45397-6. PP 58-62 are titled "The Secret Teachings of L. Ron Hubbard". Summarizes Zemu. Dirt on Hubbard's war hero status. Claims they pull in $100M/yr and have dummy corporations in "no tell countries like Leichtenstein, Luxembourg, and Liberia". --- From: (James J. Lippard), 1992 [quoting] The Arizona Skeptic, vol. 5 no. 2 (September/October 1991), pp. 1-5. "Parts of Dianetics, for example, have striking resemblance to two articles found in Volume 28 (1941) of the Psychoanalytic Review." Dr. J. Sadger, "Preliminary Study of the Psychic Life of the Fetus and the Primary Germ." Psychoanalytic Review July 1941 28:3. p.333 Grace W. Pailthorpe, M.D., "Deflection of Energy, as a Result of Birth Trauma, and It's Bearing Upon Character Formation." Psychoanalytic Review July 1941 28:3 pp. 305-326, p.326. Nathaniel Thornton, D.Sc., "What is the Therapeutic Value of Abreaction?" Psychoanalytic Review 1949 36:411-415. p.411. Albert I. Berger, "Towards a Science of the Nuclear Mind: Science-fiction Origins of Dianetics", Science Fiction Studies, 1989, vol. 16:123-141 p.135 S.I. Hayakawa, "From Science-fiction to Fiction-science", Etc.: A Review of General Semantics, 1951 Vol. 8 (4) 280- 293. p. 293. --- Jack Fox, Alvin E. Davis, and B. Lebovits, "An Experimental Investigation of Hubbard's Engram Hypothesis (Dianetics)," Psychological Newsletter 1959, 10, 131-134. The above is discussed in Jeff Jacobsen's article "Science and Dianetics" in _The Arizona Skeptic_, vol. 6, no. 1, July/August 1992, pp. 1-3. It is available for anonymous FTP from in /pub/an/anson/Skeptical_Newsletters/Arizona_Skeptic. It is also on the World Wide Web at --- Roy Wallis, _The Road to Total Freedom: A Sociological Analysis of Scientology_, 1977, Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-0420000 London : Heinemann Educational, 1976 Review by (Peter Lucey) 12 Jul 1994: ...excellent book. Wallis did his homework.There's very little sociologese; and lots of facts. Its fair, too. (Though critical; how could it not be?) He seemed to have some support from the CoS when examining Scn; though not of his conclusions:). Highly recommended --- Wallis also had an article in the first issue of The Skeptical Inquirer (then known as The Zetetic) titled "'Poor Man's Psychoanalysis?' Observations on Dianetics." The Jacobsen article may be obtained from Jacobsen (who also has other stuff on Scientology) at P.O. Box 3541, Scottsdale, AZ 85271, or from the Phoenix Skeptics, P.O. Box 62792, Phoenix, AZ 85282-2792. --- WALLIS, Dr. Roy, _The Road to Total Freedom_, Heinmann, London, Columbia University Press, New York, 1977, according to Atack. That's slightly different from the above. 6 May 1995 rnewman@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Ron Newman): Wallis tells his own story of harassment by Scientologists in an essay entitled "The Moral Career of a Research Project", in the book _Doing Sociological Research_ (ed. Colin Bell & Howard Newby, 1977). He later reprinted this essay in his own book _Salvation and Protest_. See also his essay "Religious Sects and the Fear of Publicity" in the UK magazine _New Society_, 7 June 1973. --- There was a cover article on Scientology in Time Magazine, 6may 1991: "The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power", by Richard Behar. v137 p50-7 By the same author: "The prophet and profits of Scientology" Forbes v138 p314(6) 1986 Oct 27 "Scientology: a dangerous cult goes mainstream" Reader's Digest v139 p87-92 October '91 Also in Time: "Mystery of the vanished ruler." Time v121 p64(4) 1983 Jan 31 lafayette ronald hubbard scientologist. 2/10/86. covers his death --- Los Angeles Times ran a 6-part series, June 1990, by Welkos, Robert W. and Sappell, Joel. "The Scientology Story: A Special Report" #1 24june: The Making of L. Ron Hubbard The man in control. (David Miscavige) Burglaries and lies paved a path to prison Defining the theology #2 25june: Church markets its gospel with high-pressure sales Shoring up its religious profile #3 26june: Defectors recount lives of hard work, punishment #4 27june: Reaching Into Society #5 28june: Costly strategy continues to turn out bestsellers #6 29june: On the offensive against an array of suspected foes Suits, protests fuel a campaign against psychiatry (Scientology opposes anti-hyperactive drug Ritalin) A lawyer learns what it's like to fight the church (Joseph Yanny harassed by the Church of Scientology) --- From: (Robert Sheaffer), 1992: One excellent book written at a popular level is "Psychobabble" by R.D. Rosen (Avon Books, 1979). It takes a skeptical look at EST, Scientology, etc., as well as a number of odd practices in psychology such as Rebirthing, Primal Scream, etc. --- "Dianetics: A Doctor's Report", J. A. Winter, M.D., ISBN 0-517-56421-1 Copyright 1951, The Julian Press (1987 Edition), Crown Publishing Group, NYNY Review by 1993: Dr. Winter met Hubbard through the science fiction community in 1949, and became the Medical Director of the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation when it was formed. A lot of this book discusses therapy, and how dianetics, as a body of therapeutic techniques, has a lot to offer. Dr. Winter speaks quite highly of it. The rest of the book discusses his experiences, his disillusionment with the Foundation, and his resignation in protest. Partly he felt that the state of "clear" did not give the anticipated benefits: but also, he was unhappy that the Foundation was becoming authoritarian, and disparaging of anyone who actually did research. --- GARRISON, Omar V., _The Hidden Story of Scientology_, Arlington, London,1974. Secaucus, N.J.: Citadel Press, 1974. Review by a Scientologist, (John Holifield) 5Dec92 ... for a non-scientology book to read, I suggest "The Hidden Story of Scientology". This is a true book by a non-scientologist that has investigated many of the lies told about Scientology. (Ron Newman)2 Mar 1995: You should note that this is a pro-Scientology book Still worth a look, however. At that time, Garrison believed Scientology was a persecuted minority group under attack from government agencies, and he believed Scientology's statements that they were ending the fair game policy, disconnection, etc. Later Garrison changed his mind, after he got involved in trying to write an official biography of Hubbard and discovered the Church's many lies about LRH's history. --- MALKO, George, Scientology: The Now Religion, Delacourte Press, New York, 1970. or New York: Uell Publishing Company. 205 pages. Review by (Bret Rudnick) 27 Dec 1993: I would also recommend _Scientology: The NOW Religion_ by George Malko, which is rather less than complimentary. Review by av282@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Martin G. V. Hunt) 28 Aug 1994: An easy read by virtue of Malko's fluent, lucid, albeit dated style, "The Now Religion" presents no problems to the reader, and flows by as a river of insight and information. Malko's book is an even presentation, well balanced and thoughtfully written; but be prepared for an attack on such loose-flung terms as "cult" and "brainwashing", as Malko will not permit any direct derogation of what he obviously considers a religion engaged in by its victims willingly. Chapters include a general overview of the cult, some biographical material on L. Ron Hubbard, the beginnings of Dianetics, an exploration into Scientology, an analysis into what lies behind these two, an explication of techniques, drills, and processes, a look at the subject "Ethics", and how it is often misapplied, and finally a summary of conclusions. What the book unfortunately lacks is both an index and a bibliography, for Malko has quite obviously researched his sources quite well, and references many, both textual and personal, in the body of the book. --- Cooper, Paulette. _The Scandal of Scientology_, New York: Tower Publications, 1971. 220 pages, with appendix. Review by rjk7m@fulton.seas.Virginia.EDU (Richard John Kwiatkowski), 1993: I would highly reccommend that anyone who is involved or thinking about becoming involved with Dianetics or Scientology read Cooper's book. Review 10 Apr 1995 by av282@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Martin G. V. Hunt): Scandal is laid out in 25 sections, including a preface, an introduction, 21 chapters, a conclusion, and an appendix. Chapters describe the early days of Scientology, the confessional, Hubbard's ideas about life in the womb, Scientology's ideas about reincarnation, proselytizing, cult Organizations [Class IV Orgs], the Sea Org, the policy of attacking attackers, suppressives, security checks [Sec Checks], Scientology's emphasis on children and celebrities, the business and political aspects of the cult, the war between Scientology and medicine, a taste of higher levels [albeit very brief], the "E-Meter", Scientology's high cost, a brief biography of L. Ron Hubbard [touching on his fabricated past], and a look at the workability of Scientology. As an interesting aside, the prices quoted in Scandal include $162 for a meter, $4,625 to get to clear, and $2,850 for the final step to OT 8. These prices were deemed to be very expensive, and contributed to a decision to remove the cult's tax-exempt status in America; yet when compared to 1995's prices, they seem almost reasonable. The Scandal of Scientology is factual, interesting, and well- written, in a transparent and fluent language. It delivers its points with a punch that makes understandable the consternation that the publication of the work brought to the cult of Scientology, and its subsequent vicious attacks against Paulette Cooper. Cooper's work is an important historical document that will be talked about and written about and used as a primary reference for many years to come [...] Highly recommended reading. --- Renunciation and Reformulation: a Study of Conversion in an American Sect -- by Harriet Whitehead, 1987, Cornell University Press, Ithaca Review by (Andy Carvin), 1992: Whitehead, who is a sociologist, actually joined a Church in order to get firsthand knowledge of the members and practices. Anyway, it's interesting, informative, and non-biased. I would think that it can be obtained in a good research library. --- Hubbard is mentioned in "Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science", by Martin Gardner. Dover, New York, 1957. in Canada by General Publishing Company, Ltd and in the UK by Constable and Company, Ltd. --- Fads & Fallacies in the Name of Science. Gardener, Martin. Dover, New York. 1952. Have you read "The New Age: Notes of a Fringe Watcher" by Martin Gardner(BTW it has a lovely photo of L Ron Hubbard measuring the emotions of a tomato). "Fads and Fallacies" is also a great book. (Richard Nistuk) --- Flo Conway and Jim Seigelman's "Snapping" is a good, though pop-psych-influenced, account of the conversion experience that members of so-called 'cults' report; it compares similar experiences among Moonies, Scientologists, Krishnas, and many others, and also addresses the methods used by such organizations to _manufacture_ religious experiences. -- (Brian 'Rev P-K' Siano) Atack's bibliography lists this book as: Dell, New York, 1979. Wollersheim's lists it as: Snapping: America's Epidemic of Sudden Personality Change. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1978. --- In posting by (Rogue Agent), 1993: I'm reading 'Flim Flam!' by James Randi, and came upon a reference to Scientology. Apparently back in the 70's Scientology set out to discredit CSICOP by painting it as a front organization for the CIA. Response to the above from (James J. Lippard): Check out Kendrick Frazier, "A Scientology 'dirty tricks' campaign against CSICOP," _Skeptical Inquirer_ vol. 4, no. 3, Spring 1980, pp. 8-10. This news report indicates that Scientology documents outlining proposals to portray CSICOP as a CIA front were discovered by John Marshall, a reporter for the _Toronto Globe and Mail_, among thousands of documents entered as evidence into U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. --- Francis King's RITUAL MAGIC IN ENGLAND (I think that's the right title) gives extracts from several letters written by Aleister Crowley dealing with L. Ron Hubbard. -- [private email, 1992] The letters are apparently also in _The Great Beast_ by John Symonds [MacDonald, London, 1971] For background, Book of the Law. Crowley, Aleister. Thelema Publications, King-Beach, California. 1976. --- "The Encyclopedia of American Religions" (J. Gordon Melton, Gale Research) has a short section on Scientology, and also short sections on several offshoots. --- In posting from (Mark Robert Thorson), 1992: ...Lashley coined the term "engram". In his book _Studies_in_the_Dynamics_of_Behavior_ (University of Chicago Press, 1932), Lashley and his students Stone, Darrow, Landis, and Heath report on their early work. What caught my attention is how intensively they used one particular analytical tool, namely galvanic skin response (GSR). ---- Reviews from (Mary K. Kuhner) 30jan93 I went to the public library and read the two Scientology books they happened to have. Here are my capsule reviews. They represent only my own opinions. _Introduction to Scientology Ethics_. This book consists of several lists: ethical principles as they apply to people in general, to Scientologists, to auditors, and to supervisors, and a long section on various types of "crimes" against Scientology. The various lists struck me as somewhat contradictory-- for example, freedom of speech was praised in general, but several of the lists gave specific things which must not be said by Scientologists. The list of crimes was very interesting reading. It corroborated many of the statements made by critics of the CoS. Any kind of public questioning or criticism of the CoS, justified or not, is a High Crime (the most severe category). Superiors are protected from criticism by their underlings. There is also a disturbing failure to distinguish between "crimes" by Scientologists and non-Scientologists. I have been told on the Net that the High Crimes apply only to Scientologists, but several of them (i.e. penalties for leaving the CoS) by their nature must apply to non-Scientologists. Recommended reading--as this book was apparently used as a practical guideline within the CoS (though it may now be obsolete) I think it provides a useful look at the way the organization operates. _Scientology 8008: the Book of Basics_ This is also mainly a collection of lists, presented with very little explanatory text. A major part of the book is taken up with a kind of cosmology or creation story about the origin and nature of human beings. I found this turgid and unreadable. There are also lists which organize emotional states into a linear order, list the components of communication, etc. Without discussion, I found these lists completely useless. What does it mean that enthusiasm is higher than contentment-- higher on what? Why? This books reminds me vividly of notes from some kind of pop-psych seminar, without the seminar to give them any meaning. Despite its title, it is quite useless to an outsider. Someone within the field might possibly find it useful as a reference. Not recommended. --- (Homer Smith) responded to the above: There are 3 books by Hubbard with 8's in them. Scientology 0-8 The book of Basics Scientology 8-80 Scientology 8-8008 The first one is a compendium of scales. The second one is about dichotomies and how to produce energy from them and use them in auditing. This is the one that mentions Beautiful Cruelties. The third one is a detailed discussion on the nature of facsimilies and how to audit them. --- Homer Smith later commented about 8-80: >in 8-80, he gave the 'frequencies' of various emotions and things, > He also made the outrageous statement that the speed of light >is NOT constant, but depends in fact on the frequency of the light, >for which there is exactly zero physical evidence for and TONS against. --- >From (Lenny Gray) 27 Nov 1993: 1) An entry-level book published in paperback by the church itself is: "Scientology -- The Fundamentals of Thought" the bulk of which, I believe, was written in 1956. Though its goal is to present just the ideal, it does give a nice overview. 2) The book "Scientology -- 8-8008" is indeed the notes from a lecture, the lecture actually being their tape-series "The Philadelphia Doctorate Course Lectures", which was recorded in 1952-1953. It represents a stage when LRH thought he had something that could even be used solo, and he even said so, in tape 54: "Auditors will ask you this question and so I'll answer it for you -- _Can you audit yourself up to theta-clear?_ Well I don't know how long it would take you, and I don't know how fouled up you'd get, or how flat you'd spin, or anything -- but _it could be done_, with just using SOP issue 5. --- (E. H. Welbon) 18may93: I suggest that any one still convinced that there is a soul in the human body (or any other species for that matter) pick up D. Dennett's recent book "Consciousness Explained". Dennett argues that the evidence in favor of the existence of a soul is essentially non-existent, while the argument for the non-existence of a soul is very good. Dennett also gives a method for evaluating "subjective" experiences that he proposes tests for in an appendix (i.e. he gives methods by which his tests can be falsified). --- Religion Inc.: The Church of Scientology, Stewart Lamont. Pub. Harrap U.K. ISBN 0 245-54334-1 1986 192 p. Apparently it describes Level III OT and the "Wall of Fire" (pp 50-52). Review by Peter Lucey Wed, 6 Oct 93: An open-minded (to start) look at Scn. He has visited the US Orgs in LA and Clearwater. He ends up puzzled and critical. Not much new. You'd be better off with A Piece of Blue Sky, by Jon Atack. Oh, he states that many Scientologists smoke, as LRH was a chain- smoker so it must be OK. Stewart's best insight is on Scn as a religion: if Scn postulates that all human errors are engram-related, and can be erased "scientifically" using auditing and an E-Meter, so Scn differs fundamentally from all the major religions as they require Grace, karma, or whatever to help the human through. But Religion, Inc. has a priceless picture of LRH posing, in leathers and stetson, astride a cine camera. I have'nt seen this before. It's almost as good as the famous tomato/E-meter photo. And its in colour. 22 May 1995 (MJacksonE): ...can be ordered thorough EDWARD R. HAMILTON, Bookseller Falls Village, CT 06031-5000 It is item #36245X, and costs $4.95 plus $3.00 S+H. (Send personal check or money order, as Hamilton doesn't accept credit cards.) [Editor: Stock was limited] --- From: Here are excepts from last Sunday's LA Times: FILM CLIP / A look inside Hollywood and the movies MEDIA WATCH The Church and The Magazines Los Angeles Times (LT) - SUNDAY October 17, 1993 By: JANE GALBRAITH Edition: Home Edition Section: Calendar Page: 27 Word Count: 1,088 ...Premiere, which in its September issue ran an 8,700-word piece by writer John Richardson that examined the growing influence of Scientology in the entertainment industry. The piece zeroed in on the activities at the church's Celebrity Centre, outlining some of the members who've come and gone, others who've stayed--and why. ...Under threat of a libel suit, Premiere decided it would be prudent to allow Scientology to respond to Richardson's article, resulting in a 2,000-word essay about Scientology by David Miscavige, chairman of the board of the Religious Technology Center. --- (Robert E. McGrath) posted on 5 Nov 1993: _Some Books and Articles by Susan Blackmore_ 1. _Beyond the Body_. Heinemann, London, 1982. American paperback edition, Academy Chicago Publications, Chicago, 1992. 2. "A Psychological Theory of the Out-Of-Body Experience", _Journal of Parapsychology_, Volume 48, 1984, pp. 201-218. 3. "The Adventures of a Psi-Inhibitory Experimenter", in _A Skeptic's Handbook of Parapsychology_, Paul Kurtz, ed., Prometheus Books, Buffalo, 1985. 4. _The Adventures of a Parapsychologist_. Prometheus Books, Buffalo, 1986. 5. "The Lure of the Paranormal", _New Scientist_, Volume 127, September 22 1990, pp. 62-65. 6. "Lucid Dreams", _Skeptical Inquirer_, Volume 15, Number 4, 1991, pp. 362-370. 7. "Near Death Experiences: In or Out of the Body?", _Skeptical Inquirer_, Volume 16, Number 1, 1991, pp. 34-45. 8. "Psychic Experiences: Psychic Illusions", _Skeptical Inquirer_, Volume 16, Number 4, 1992, pp. 367-380. 9. _Dying to Live: Near-Death Experiences, Prometheus Books, 1993. McGrath also posted a long review, praising these highly. --- "One Nation Under God", Barry A. Kosmin and Seymour P. Lachman of the City University of NY, 312 pg, Harmony Books, $25 Based on a random sample of 113,000 Americans. It estimates there are 45,000 Scientologists, according to the 29nov93 Newsweek, P.81. --- Author Hershey, Robert D Jr Title SCIENTOLOGISTS report assets of $400 million Source New York Times, Oct 22, 1993, A, 12:1 Abstract According to documents filed with the IRS, the Church of SCIENTOLOGY has assets of about $400 million and appears to take in nearly $300 million a year from counseling fees, book sales, investments and other sources. The financial disclosures came after the church applied for tax exempt status. --- Hartwig, Renate: Scientology - ich klage an!/Renate Hartwig. - Augsburg: Pattloch, 1994 ("Scientology - I accuse") ISBN 3-629-00637-X 288 pages, all in german Review by Volkmar Grote , 15 Jul 94: Renate Hartwig is a member of "Robin Direkt", a consumer protection organisation, which has kind of specialised in Scientology, and she is an admirable fighter. It is about her personal experiences with the CofS in Germany and some well documented cases of the "churches" nasty sides. This includes some people who felt ruined by the church and some very interesting business practices. The way the CofS tried to silence Renate Hartwig is revealing... ...nearly all evidence is backed up by sworn or original statements. --- Liane v. Billerbeck, Frank Nordhausen "Der Sekten-Konzern: Scientology auf dem Vormarsch" Christoph Links Verlag, Berlin, Germany ISBN 3-86153-051-1 Review 25 Dec 1994 by Hausherr) (now The title means in englisch: "The cult conglomerate: Scientology goes forward". Der Book is written by two journalists in cooperation with the "Berliner Zeitung", a leading Berlin daily newspaper. Because both Authors are journalists and not ex-Scientologists, the book is easy to read and without emotions. It mainly examines the business practices of members of the "Church", especially the rise in the former east, where much money can be made because of the rebuilding there. Different business scams are examined, including the scam of the "Chernobyl children". The book has a person-, company-, and a location-index; contact adresses and a quick Scientology acronym guide. (Tilman Hausherr) 17 Mar 1995 (now ["Der Sektenkonzern"] has been updated and has now also a legal adviser included. In the intro, the authors tell that they have been sued four times (each time a suit was dismissed, papers of a new suit were in the mailbox). The authors have also been dead-agented after the book came out - proof of quality. [new book by Tom Voltz] is written by the guy who is sueing the church because of their constant copyright inflictions on the "personality test" that he owns. I also got a book list at the german store. The list had exactly 20 books, 2 were double, and 1 was "Dianetik", so this list has "only" 17 books: Anonymous Entkommen. Eine Ex-Scientologin erzaehlt rororo Billerbeck/Nordhausen Der Sektenkonzern Knaur Doenz Im Netz der Scientology verstrickt HAAG+HERCHEN Koch Gehirnwaesche (Video, 45 min) CALVER Haack Scientology, Dianetik und andere Hubbardismen EVANG. PRESSEVERB. BAYERN Hartwig Scientology, die Zeitbombe in der Wirtschaft DIREKT Hartwig Scientology: Ich klage an HEYNE Herrman (Hg.) Mission mit allen Mitteln rororo Nietsche Alptraum Scientology WICHERN (4/95) Redhead Der teure Traum vom Uebermenschen CLAUDIUS -missing- Scientology. Mehr als ein Modetrend ? AUSSERGE.PERSPEKT Valentin/Knaup Scientology. Der Griff nach Macht und Geld HERDER -missing- Scientology. Kirche aus Irrwegen oder Spirituelle Mogelpackung ? AUSSERGE.PERSPEKT Steiden/Hamernik Einsteins falsche Erben OESTER. STAATSDRUCKEREI -missing- Stichwort Scientology HEYNE (5/95) Thiede Scientology, Religion oder Geistesmagie BAHN FRIEDRICH Voltz Scientology und k(ein) Ende WALTER --- Atack's bibliography also gives: FOSTER, Sir John, _Enquiry into the Practice and Effects of Scientology_, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1971. ST. PETERSBURG TIMES, _Scientology -- An in depth profile of a new force in Clearwater_, Florida, 1980. "Pulitzer Prizer Winning Expose (34 pages.)" --- (Jeff Jacobsen) 15 Apr 1994 posted material from the FACT BBS by Larry Wollersheim: Bromley, David G. and Shupe, Anson D. Strange Gods: The Great American Cult Scare. Boston: Beacon Press, 1981. Burrell, Maurice C. The Challenge of the Cults. Grand Rapids, Michigan, 495~6: Baker House, 1982. Larson, Bob. Larson's Book of Cults. Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale House Publishers, 19~2. Petersen, William J. Those Curious New Cults. New Canaan, Connect]cut: Keats, Publishing Company, 197~. Rudin, James and Marcia. Prison or Paradise? The New Religious Cults. Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1980. Conway, Flo and Jim Siegelman. "Information Disease: Have Cults Created a New Mental Illness?" Science Digest. January 1982 pp87-92 Singer, Margaret. Coming out of the Cults. Psychology Today. January 1979. Singer, Margaret. Cults What are They Why Now. Forecast for Home Economics. May/June 1979. Ofsche and Singer. Attacks on Peripheral versus Central Elements of Self and the Efficacy of Thought Reform. (Available through American Family Foundation.) Lifton, Robert Jay. The Future of Immorality. Chapters Called: "Religious Totalism and Civil Liberties" and "Doubling the Faustian Bargain". Bosie Books Inc. Lifton Robert J.: Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A study of "Brainwashing" in China. New York, WW Norton and Co, 1961 (Jeff Jacobsen) 1 Jan 1995 mentioned this book: "See chapter 22. He discusses "loading the language" pretty well. To my mind it does a few things; 1) is a good marker for who is and who is not a follower 2) gives one the feeling of being an Insider 3) clearly seperates Us from Them 4) reinforces the idea that Scientology "tech" is unique and better." Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry III. The Sections on Dissociation and Hypnotism. Miller. The Utilization of Hypnotic Techniques in Religious Conversion. (Available through Richard Ofshe PhD.) Schein, Edgar H. with Inge Schneier and Curtis H. Barker: Coercive Persuasion. New York, W.W. Norton, 1961 Delgado. Gentle and Ungentle Persuassion Under the first Amendment. (Available through American Family Foundation.) 51 So Cal Law Rev 1, 1977. California Appeal Court Decision Wollersheim vs. Church of Scientology of California C.A. 2nd No. B023193 July 18, 1989 By Johnson J. (57 pages.) Also see reviews below by Charlie Rubin. --- reviews by Charlie Rubin on alt.recovery.religion: Best books on cults and mind control ... Even if you're not interested in cults, you should still read #3. (1) _Combatting Cult Mind Control_ by Steven Hassan (Park Stree Press, 1988) (lSBN 0-89281-243-5) -- This is the best one. Clear, concise, and powerful. Author is a former top level Moonie who now does professional exit-couselling for cult members. He really understands what's going on. (2) _Cults in America: Programmed for Paradise_ by Willa Appel (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1983) -- Also a good overview of the phenomena, but by an outsider (an anthropologist). Very interesting discussion of the psychological needs fulfilled by fairy tales, and how cult doctrines are very similar to fairy tales (good vs. evil, very simplistic). Lots of other good stuff as well. (3) _Influence: How and Why People Agree to Things_ by Robert B. Cialdini, Ph.D. (Wm. Morrow & Co., 1984) -- An incredible book. I can't recommend it enough. The author is a social psychology professor who spent 15 years studying the tactics used by "compliance professionals," including salesmen, fundraisers, marketing pros, cult leaders, Chinese brainwashing camps, etc. He carefully details the underlying psychological mechanisms that make all these tactics work, and how everyone is vulnerable to them because they take advantage of instinctual responses. Very enlightening! (4) _The Wrong Way Home: Uncovering Patterns of Cult Behavior in American Society_ by Arthur J. Deikman, M.D. (Beacon Press, 1990) -- Also fascinating. The author is a clinical professor of psychiatry who started studying cults, and then realized that the methods of manipulation used in them are found throughout society, in many types of groups -- corporations, political parties, schools, and traditional religions. Cults simply take them to the n-th degree. This is a real eye-opener. --- av282@FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Martin G. V. Hunt) reviewed: about a 1934 book: "Scientologie 34!" by A. Nordenholz, translated into the English by W. R. McPheeters. it provides insight into hubby's plagiarized coining of such terms as "beingness", "havingness", etc., as well as the use and development of his "axioms". Inside Scientology: How I Found Scientology and Became Superhuman Kaufman, Robert. Olympia Press, New York. 1972. [Reported elsewhere as "how I joined scientology and became superhuman"] Battle for the Mind: A Physiology of Conversion and Brainwashing. Sargant, William. Doubleday, Garden City, New York. 1957. Dianetics in Limbo. O'Brien, Barbara. Whitmore Publishing Co., Philadelphia. 1966. [editor: a library search found AUTHOR: O'Brien, Helen E. TITLE: Dianetics in limbo; a documentary about immortality, PLACE: Philadelphia, PUBLISHER: Whitmore Pub. Co. YEAR: 1966 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: xiii, 80 p. 21 cm. ] [for background] Science and Sanity. Korzybski, Count Alfred Habdank Skarbek. Institute of General Semantics, Lakeville, Connecticut. 1933. Thought Reform of the Chinese Intellectuals. Chen, Theodore H. E. Hong Kong University Press, Hong Kong. 1960. The Search for the Manchurian Candidate: The CIA and Mind Control. Marks, John. Times Books, New York. 1979. Youth, Brainwashing, and the Extremist Cults. Enroth, Ronald. Zondervan Press, Kentwood, Michigan. 1977. Rape of the Mind. Meerloo, Joost A. Grosset & Dunlap, New York. 1961. Radical Departures: Desperate Detours to Growing Up. Levine, Saul V, M.D. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Orlando, Florida. 1984. Destructive Cult Conversion: Theory, Research, and Treatment. Clark, John G., et al. American Family Foundation, Weston, Massachusetts. 1981. Cults and Consequences: The Definitive Handbook. Andres, Rachel, and Lane, James R., eds. Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, Los Angeles. 1988. Let Our Children Go! Patrick, Ted, with Tom Dulack. Thomas Congdon Books/E. P. Dutton, New York. 1976. All God's Children: The Cult Experience; Salvation or Slavery? Stoner, C., and J. Parke. Chilton Books, Radnor, Pennsylvania. 1977. Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell, George. Penguin, Middlesex, England. 1954. [magazine articles] "Scientology Plot Against State Official." Henderson, Bruce. Los Angelel Herald-Examiner, 29 May 1980. "Scientologists Plotted to Frame a Critic as a Criminal, Files Show." Gordon, Gregory. Boston Globe, 24 November 1979. "Scientology: Anatomy of a Frightening Cult." Methvin, Eugene H. Reader's Digest, May 1980. "How Cults Bilk Us All." Williams, Carson. Reader's Digest, November 1979. --- (Tony McClelland) suggested, 17 Nov 1994: For a better understanding of Scientology beliefs and techniques, see Hubbard's Volunteer Minister's Handbook (lSBN 0-88404- 039-9). For a better understanding of the manipulative nature of Scientology, see [...] Thomas and Jacqueline Keisers' The Anatomy of lllusion (lSBN 0-39805295-6). Margery Wakefield 's The Road to Xenu is an excellent first-hand account of membership, and includes Bob Penny's thought provoking Social Control in Scientology. The Road to Xenu is available via P.0. Box 290402, Tampa, Florida 33687. --- "Countercultures: a sociological analysis", Zellner, W. W. St. Martin's Press, New York, N.Y. 1995 ISBN 0312080840 Review by (Ron Newman) Thu, 2 Feb 1995: One of the six chapters, 32 pages long, is on Scientology. (The other chapters are about skinheads, survivalists, Satanism, the Ku Klux Klan, and the Unification Church of Rev. Moon.) Anyone collecting books about Scientology should get this one too. --- "BRAIN-WASHING; A Synthesis of the Russian Textbook on Psychopolitics." Review by (Jeff Jacobsen) 29 Jan 1995: Kenneth Goff wrote the editorial note in front. Goff says he was formerly a communist in the US. He also says the text in this manual "contains the address of Beria [head of the KGB] to the American students in the Lenin University prior to 1936." So, to expose the Communist/psychiatrist connection, in the public service Scientology printed this manual. My opinion, however, is that Hubbard wrote this, and there are many tipoffs within the work to prove that. [List of reasons removed by editor] --- (Ricki) 9 Feb 1995:'s a Canadian film and I think it was produced by the "Canadian National Film Board". It's called "Ticket to Heaven" The film is quite effective at portraying how someone can be drawn into a group which, at first glance, is really bizarre; especially if the person is in a vulnerable emotional state. [the family eventually hires a professional deprogrammer to kidnap him] the book is "Crazy For God: the Nightmare of Cult Life", by Christopher Edwards (the ex-Moonie himself), and was published in 1979 by Prentice-Hall in America, London, Australia, Canada, India, Japan, and Southeast Asia, and Whitehall Books in New Zealand. The movie was great; I recommend it highly (Priscilla Coates) 10 Feb 95: The name of the book on which that movie is based is actually "Moonwebs: Journey into the Mind of a Cult." It was written by Josh Freed who is an award winning Canadian journalist. It was published in Canada in 1980 by Dorset Publishing, Inc., 355 Marham St., Toronto (paperback). The book was better and funnier than the movie, IMO. --- Scientologist (Koreen B) 11 Feb 1995: Two excellent books on the subject of psychiatric abuses are: "Toxic Psychiatry" by Peter Breggin. This covers in detail generous amounts of scientific research and studies which clearly show the dangers of current psychiatric treatments of choice, such as ECT, and psychotropic drugs. It also gives an excellent and well documented insight into why these treatments are used (bottom line basically) as opposed to less damaging methods. Its very readable as well, even for a layperson, in my opinion. "Bedlam: Greed, Profiteering, and Fraud in a Mental Health System Gone Crazy", by Joe Sharkey, is also an excellent and well documented account of the rampant greed, abuse and fraud to be found in the US mental health system today. "Bedlam" was published in 1994 and includes many contemporary examples of abuse. The chapters regarding the gross exploitation and sometimes even kidnapping or torture of children and adolescents for profit are especially chilling. Any parent or loved one or mental health care recepient should read this book. This book is extremely readable and engrossing. [A rebuttal was posted but I seem to have mislaid it] Review by Robert Canner ( Wed, 29 Mar 1995: [Mr. Canner is "involved in Co-Counselling International, Codependents Anonymous (CODA)"] ["Toxic Psychiatry"] is a very interesting book which raises a lot of questions about psychiatry, drugs, electro-convulsive therapy (electroshock) and our preconceptions about mental illness. However, the alternatives which Breggin talks about are very different from Scientology. I found it fascinating and recommend it very highly. --- (Jeff Jacobsen) 19 Feb 1995 references some reviews of _Dianetics_: S.I.Hayakawa reviewed the book in "Etc.: A Review of General Semantics" (vol. VIII #4) The Zetetic (Vol. 1, #1, 1976) had a review by Roy Wallis. Publisher's Weekly March 1, 1985 had a review by Lisa See And as and extra *bonus answer*; read "Scientology: To Be Perfectly Clear", by William S. Bainbridge and Rodney Stark, in Sociological Analysis, 1980, 41.2:128-136. --- (Charles Platt) 23 Feb 1995: I conducted the last known interview (by mail) with L. Ron Hubbard, which was published in my book DREAM MAKERS vol II, now out of print. Hubbard mainly talked about science fiction in this interview. I believe that in the last years of his life, he was mainly interested in resuming his literary career, and might have become bored with CoS matters. --- "Cults In Our Midst: The Hidden Menace in Our Everyday Lives," by Margaret Thaler Singer with Janja Lalich. (Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco; 1995) Forward by Robert Jay Lifton. 381 pp. review by anonymous: What is different about this book is that it does not concentrate on religious or psycho cults but shows how cults work in businesses, in college, etc. review by "Barbara J. Snow" Wed, 29 Mar 1995: I bought "Cults in Our Midst" [...]. It was readily available in a major bookstore; published 1995 and an excellent source of information on the definition and dangers of cults. I highly recommend it. The author, Margaret Singer, is articulate, insightful and concise in her presentation. --- (Ron Newman): A search through the University of California's MELVYL database (telnet for subject "Scientology" locates the following three books that I've never heard of before Author: Meldal-Johnsen, Trevor. Title: The truth about scientology / Trevor Meldal-Johnsen & Patrick Lusey. New York : Grosset & Dunlap, c1980. Description: 273 p., [8] leaves of plates : ill. ; 18 cm. Notes: "Tempo books." Other entries: Lusey, Patrick, joint author. ISBN: 0441825303 (pbk.) : Author: Samuels, Jim. Title: The official handbook for ex-scientologists / Jim Samuels. Limited ed. [Hillsboro, Ore. : Mentat School, c1980.] Description: 115 p. ; 22 cm. Author: Townsend, Eric. Title: The sad tale of scientology : a short history, 1950-1985 / by Eric Townsend. Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire, England : Anima Pub., c1985. Description: 90 p. ; 21 cm. Subjects: Scientology -- History. --- Review by (I think) Herzliche Grisse, posted by (Homer Wilson Smith) 9 Mar 1995: Buchkritik LIKE A CRIME NOVEL ON ECONOMICS The book by former Scientologist Tom Voltz unmasks the psycho-cult. He was a devoted Hubbard-follower for over 20 years, indoctrinated and euphorized: After shocking experiences Tom Voltz broke through the spell of the cult and on 290 pages now shows up a mirror to Scientology: [long summation omitted] --- The Wall Street Journal, 22 March 1995, had a front-page headline: "How Allstate Applied Scientology Methods to Train Its Managers - Led by a Church Member, Classes Elevated Profits Above 'Reasonableness" --- Burroughs, William S., 1914- Ali's smile : naked Scientology William S. Buroughs. 1 Aufl. 1978. Bonn : Expanded Media Editions, c1978. review by newman@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Ron Newman) 16 Apr 1995: Naked Scientology" is not a novel. It is a collection of essays regarding Scientology that Burroughs published in various places during the 1970s: LA Free Press, March 6, 1970 The East Village Other, July 7, 1970 Rolling Stone, November 9, 1972: Burroughs reviewed Robert Kaufman's book "Inside Scientology" The book also includes an official Scientology letter to the editor of Roling Stone, responding to the above, and a long response by Burroughs to that letter (apparently not previously published) A short story called "Ali's Smile" The small book was published by the German company "Expanded Media Editions" in Bonn, (West) Germany in 1985. It is in both German and English, with the German translations actually taking up the first half of the book. The ISBN is 3-88030-011-9. Even though it's only 10 years old, Harvard University shelves it in its "rare book" library! 26 May 1995 (Daniel Davidson): To get _Naked Scientology_ by WS Burroughs contact: Small Press Distribution 1814 San Pablo Avenue Berkeley, CA 94702 (phone) 510.549.3336 (fax) 510.549.2201 Ask for the free, complete catalog of 5,000 titles, 300 publishers. BOOKSELLERS (toll-free) 800.869.7553 M-F 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sat. 12:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pacific Time. Burroughs, William S. ALI'S SMILE / NAKED SCIENTOLOGY Expanded Media (Germany) 3-88030-011-9 US$11.95 --- (Daniel Davidson) 4 Apr 1995 did a UC MELVYL search, that is, he looked in the U-California library database for "scientology": Braddeson, Walter. Scientology for the millions. Los Angeles, Sherbourne Press [1969]. Series title: For the millions series, FM 30. Burroughs, William S., 1914- A new way of looking at the universe : scientology revisited Chagnon, Roland. La scientologie, une nouvelle religion de la puissance Ville de LaSalle, Quebec : Hurtubise HMH, c1985. Series title: Cahiers du Quebec ; 82. Series title: Cahiers du Quebec ; Collection Sociologie. Intentions / by Julian Cooper. London : H.A. Webb, 1959. Two disparate philosophies : the Scientologists versus the NAMH / by David R. Dalton. London ; New York : Regency Press, 1973. Enquiry into the practice and effects of Scientology: report, by Sir John G. Foster. London, H.M.S.O., 1971. Series title: Great Britain. Parliament, 1971-72. House of Commons. Child scientology / Denver Frater. 1st American ed. Los Angeles : Southern California Institute Press, 1969, 1975 printing. Playing dirty : the secret war against beliefs / Omar V. Garrison. 1st ed. Los Angeles : Ralston-Pilot, c1980. McGowan, Harold The thoughtron theory of life and matter: how it relates to scientology and transcendental meditation. [1st ed.]. New York, Exposition Press [c1973]. Miracles for breakfast / Ruth Minshull. Ann Arbor, Mich. : Scientology, 1968. Commission of Inquiry Into the Hubbard Scientology Organisation in New Zealand. Wellington, A. R. Shearer, Govt. Printer, 1969. Rolph, C. H. (Cecil Hewitt) Believe what you like; what happened between the Scientologists and the National Association for Mental Health [London] Deutsch [1973]. A religious happening of the twentieth century : a psychosocial and theological study of emerging religion : as represented in the Church of Scientology / dissertation by James L. Smith. 1984. Seele im Wurgegriff : Scientology : Ubermenschen zwischen Ausbeutung und Psychoterror / Hugo Stamm. 1. Aufl. Horgen [Switzerland] : Gegenverlag ; Lollar : Vertrieb BRD, Prolit Buchvertriebs GmbH, 1982. The total freedom trap : scientology, dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard / by Jon Atack. 2nd ed. East Grinstead, England : Theta Communications, c1992 The library search also found material by the Church: Can we ever be friends? : a documentary supplement appeal / by ministers of the Church of Scientology to reconcile former friends and families. 1977 The background and ceremonies of the Church of Scientology of California, World Wide. 1970 The Guardian Office of the Church of Scientology. 1979 The American Inquisition : U.S. government agency harassment, religious persecution and abuse of power False report correction : [a response to] the Scandal of Scientology by Paulette Cooper. 1975 [etc] and books by L. Ron Hubbard: Advanced procedure and axioms All about radiation / by a nuclear physicist and a medical doctor. 1967 Axioms and logics The basic Scientology picture book The book introducing the E-meter The book of case remedies The book of E-meter drills Ceremonies of the founding Church of Scientology The creation of human ability Dianetics and scientology technical dictionary Dianetics: the evolution of a science Dianetics: the modern science of mental health The dynamics of life Handbook for preclears Have you lived before this life? The H F notebook How to live though an executive How to save your marriage The Hubbard apprentice Scientologist course Hubbard Communications Office policy letter subject index 1976 Introduction to scientology ethics Mission into time Modern management technology defined The Phoenix lectures The problems of work The research and discovery series Science of survival Scientology 0-8; the book of basics Scientology 8-80: the discovery and increase of life energy in the genus homo sapiens Scientology: a history of man Scientology; a new slant on life Scientology abridged dictionary Scientology: group auditor's handbook Scientology: the fundamentals of thought The second dynamic : introduction to Scientology ethics Self analysis, a simple self-help volume ...based on .. dianetics The study tapes The technical bulletins of dianetics and scientology 1976 Understanding the E-meter The volunteer minister's handbook When in doubt, communicate --- 3 May 1995 (Diane Richardson) posted: But it you want evidence of a drug-wasted psychotic mind at work, you haven't seen anything until you've read Hubbard's "Mission Into Time" (copyright 1968). Hubbard wrote this book while he was leading his Sea Org crew aboard the Apollo in search of his past lives in the Mediterranean. It's the Founder dispensing his wisdom to his disciples; rambling, largely incoherent, and incredibly funny in a painful sort of way. NO ONE could have written such a book without having been under the influence of mind- altering drugs. After each of his amazing discoveries, Hubbard has one of his disciples *verify* his find. Sadly, one of the most frequently used of the affirmers was Hana Eltringham, whom we have seen bitterly DA'd on this newsgroup. [Editor's note: DA means "Dead Agent", that is, a personal attack.] --- 3 Jun 1995 (Georle): "Scientology: A History of Man", copyright 1952, 1961, 1968 by LRH Formerly published as "What to Audit" British Museum Shelf No. 8633 H49 Library of Congress No. RC461, MCAT Page 20: Cancer has been eradicated by auditing out conception and mitosis. --- 9 Apr 95 Martin Poulter's WWW page lists: Maurice Burrell Scientology: What It Is And What It Does, Lakeland, London 1970 64 p. Poulter also reported "Scientology: The Sickness Spreads" by Eugene H. Methvin. (September 1981 Reader's Digest) --- Diane Richardson (DianeR2263) 15 Apr 1995 posted the reference: AUTHOR: Manning, Martha TITLE: Undercurrents: A Therapist's Reckoning with Depression EDITION: 1st ed. PLACE: San Francisco: PUBL: HarperSanFrancisco YEAR: 1995 PUB TY: Book FORMAT: 197 p. ; 22 cm. ISBN: 0062511831 (cloth) 006251184X (paperback) "written by a psychotherapist which relates her battle with clinical depression, including her ECT treatments." --- 10 May 1995 rnewman@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Ron Newman) suggested some reading: Sectarian Healers and Hypnotherapy, by John A. Lee court dockets of "Paulette Cooper v. Church of Scientology of Boston et al." and "Garrison vs. Flanagan et al", cases 81-681 and 81-2608 respectively in the Boston U.S. District Court. --- 22 May 1995 rnewman@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Ron Newman): ...the back page (p. 56) of Realist #90, dated May-June 1971. This page consists entirely of an article describing Scientology's suit against The Realist, and quotes the above text from Realist #87. By the way, this suit apparently did not faze The Realist much, as they published an 8-page article entitled "The Awful Truth About Scientololgy", by-lined "By Another Hired Stranger", in Realist #97-B (October, 1973). --- 2 Jun 1995 rnewman@ATHENA.MIT.EDU (Ron Newman): ...the Chicago Tribune article in question. It is the "Media Watch" column by James Warren, published on Sunday, June 16, 1991, section 5, page 2. The headline is "Turning up the heat: Scientology's counterattack on Time brings windfall for USA Today". --- 10 Jun 1995 Ron Newman The following is a list of *early* newspaper and magazine articles concerning Dianetics and Scientology This list covers only the period from 1950 to 1969. After that, the number of relevant articles goes up substantially. Advancement of Science, June 1966, pages 60-64: Two contemporary cults: Aetherius Society and Scientology, by John A. Jackson American Mercury: August 1951, pages 74-81: Boiled engrams: an elegy to dianetics, by Willard Beecher and Calder Willingham American Psychiatric Association Psychiatric News: March 1969 (I haven't been able to track this one down for more specifics) Better Homes and Gardens, April 1951, pages 6,9,209,211: Peace of mind in dianetics? by Frederick L. Schuman, a professor of government at Williams College. Schuman is an enthusiastic advocate of dianetics and describes how it has helped people in his small town of Williamstown, Mass. His does temper his claims with some acknowledgment of the critics' positions, unlike his earlier letters to The New Republic (September 11, 1950) and The New York Times Book Review (August 6, 1950) CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians, vol. 16, no. 4, July-August 1966: "Unproven Methods of Cancer Treatment: Hubbard E-Meter and Hubbard Electrometer" Christianity Today August 30, 1968, p 42: LRH refused entry to UK November 7, 1969, pp 6-9: Scientology: Religion or Racket? part 1 November 21, 1969, pp 10-13: Scientology: Religion or Racket? part 2 December 19, 1969, pp 35-36: Cult wins round one (in battle with the UK's National Association for Mental Health, which they were trying to take over by running candidates for office in their annual election) Consumer Reports: August 1951, pages 378-80: anonymous, unfavorable book review of "Dianetics" Dissertation Abstracts, 1954, volume 14, page 390: Abstract of a Ph.D. thesis by Harvey Jay Fischer at New York University, 1953, entitled "Dianetic therapy: an experimental evaluation. A statistical analysis of the effect of dianetic therapy as measured by group tests of intelligence, mathematics, and personality." Fischer took three groups of 36 subjects each. One group got 36 hours of dianetic therapy over 60 days, one group got 18 hours (supposedly the recommended amount at the time) and one group got 0 hours. He subjected all the groups to a battery of tests of intelligence, mathematical ability, and ability to handle personality conflicts (because he said these were the only 3 claims being made for dianetics at that time). Fischer's result? Dianetic therapy had no positive or negative effect on any of the three characteristics tested. Economist (UK) August 3, 1968, page 40: Scientology: to be a thetan (Anderson report from Australia, ban on visiting Scientologists in the UK) February 1, 1969, page 44: Scientology: what has changed? (UK orders Foster inquiry; Scientology claims to discontinue coercive measures, security checks, and the writing down of confessions) ETC, A Review of General Semantics, Summer 1951, pages 280-293: From science-fiction to fiction-science, by S. I. Hayakawa (unfavorable book review of "Dianetics") Harper's magazine, January 1951, page 101: "After hours" column by "Mr. Harper" Life magazine, November 15, 1968, pages 99-100 and 100B-114: "Scientology: a growing cult reaches dangerously into the mind", and "A True-Life Nightmare", by Alan Levy, about the author's brief but intense journey through Scientology, where he traveled to Saint Hill Manor to audit out a non-existent engram, and nearly destroyed his marriage in the process. This is a truly chilling article. December 6, 1968, page 30A: letters to the editor from L. Ron Hubbard and others The Listener (UK -- published by the BBC) May 19, 1966, pages 715-16: Two contemporary cults, by John Jackson (about the Aetherius Society and Scientology. Jackson claims that such cults may possibly have a therapeutic value in modern society) Look magazine, December 5, 1950, pages 79-85: Dianetics: Science or hoax? by Albert Q. Maisel Maclean's magazine (Canada), August 20, 1966, pages 22, 36-38 by Wendy Michener. Maclean's published a second piece (quite a good one) in the June 1974 issue, starting on page 25, entitled "The weird world of Scientology." This one incuded a whole page about the Church's harassment of the McLean family (no relation to the magazine!) in Sutton, Ontario. Mademoiselle, December 1969, pages 136-7: Jai Baba! Hare Krishna and all that, by Peter Rowley (article about a number of cults, including Scientology) Mayfair magazine (UK): William S. Burroughs wrote a number of essays regarding Scientology some time between 1969 and 1972, but I have not seen any of them and don't know the exact dates. The Nation: August 5, 1950, page 131: unfavorable book review of "Dianetics", by Milton Sapirstein September 29, 1969, pages 311-315: Total freedom and beyond, by Donovan Bess The New Republic, August 14, 1950, pages 20-21: unfavorable book review of "Dianetics", by Dr. Martin Gumpert New Society (UK), August 22, 1968, pages 259-261: Scientology: A Visit to Saint Hill Manor, by Anne Lapping New Statesman (UK): March 17, 1967, page 358: The Scientologists and their critics, by Donald Gould. (Anderson commission in Australia, Health minister Kenneth Robinson in UK, etc.) August 23, 1968, page 220: Why pick on Scientology? by C.H. Rolph October 18, 1968, page 493-4: Now I know what I know, by Donald Gould. (reporter takes personality test, reads some of their books) New York Herald Tribune Book Review, September 3, 1950, page 7: unfavorable book review of "Dianetics", by Erich Fromm New York Times September 9, 1950, page 19: American Psychological Association questions dianetics March 30, 1951, page 15: Dr. Gregory Zilboorg denounces dianetics April 24, 1951, page 32: LRH's wife Sara seeks divorce, claims LRH is paranoid schizophrenic, and that he tried to beat her, strangle her, and deny her sleep (very short United Press article) May 15, 1951, page 29: Printer attaches Dianetic Foundation bank account & furniture for unpaid bill; complaint in New Jersey state medical board (very short AP article) June 13, 1951, page 18: LRH wins divorce; Sara gets custody of daughter Alexis, plus $200/month child support (very short AP article) December 8, 1963, page 30: Victoria (Australia) opens probe into Scientology August 1, 1968, page 9: Scientology & UK August 18, 1968, page 65: more Scientology & UK February 6, 1969, page 39: Court rules FDA must return E-meters February 15, 1969, page 21: Scientology sponsors piano concert March 19, 1969, page 33: Scientology expelled from Greece November 13, 1969, page 11: Scientology tries to take over UK's National Association for Mental Health December 7, 1969, page ??: Charles Manson and Scientology New York Times Book Review July 2, 1950, page 9: "Dianetics" reviewed (unfavorably) by Dr. Rollo May August 6, 1950, page 22: Letters to the editor from L. Ron Hubbard and Dr. Schuman, and reply by Rollo May Newsweek August 21, 1950, page 85: Best seller (about the success of the book "Dianetics") October 16, 1950, page 58: Poor man's psychoanalysis (Dianetics denounced by Dr. Morris Fishbein) August 26, 1968, page 6 A farewell to Scientology? ("Where are they now" column: about the UK's ban on visiting Scientologists, and LRH living on a ship) Parents magazine, June 1969, pages 48-49, 82-86 The dangerous new cult of Scientology, by Arlene and Howard Eisenberg This may be the first article ever that reported the quote from LRH, "If you really want to make a million, the quickest way is to start your own religion" The article gives as its source Sam Moscowitz [sic], who claims LRH made the statement at a 1948(?) Eastern Science-Fiction Association convention in Newark, New Jersey. Postgraduate Medicine, October? 1950 Editorial by Dr. Morris Fishbein denouncing dianetics. (I haven't yet tracked this one down.) Punch (UK), August 14, 1968, page 230: Science - falsely so-called, by Quentin Hogg. Questions UK government treatment of Scientologists. Psychological Newsletter, volume 10, 1959, pages 131-134: An experimental investigation of Hubbard's engram hypothesis (dianetics) by Jack Fox, Alvin E. Davis, and B. Lebovits. This study was done with the cooperation of the Dianetic Research Foundation in Los Angeles. A subject was knocked out with sodium pentothal and read a 35-word passage from a physics text while receiving pain, in an attempt to create an engram. Subsequent auditing failed to retrieve any of the contents of that text. (Note: this publication was subsequently renamed "Journal of Psychological Studies" and may be indexed that way in your library catalog.) Publisher's Weekly June 17, 1950, page 2627: At American Bookseller's Association convention, Dr. Fredric Wertheim denounces Dianetics as "neither a good book nor a hoax," but a "harmful mixture of science and science fiction". July 15, 1950, pages 200: Report on New York Science Fiction convention of July 1-3, which found SF fans divided about Dianetics. The publication "Science Fiction Newsletter" demanded that _Astounding Science Fiction_ fire Campbell for publishing Hubbard's "Dianetics" article July 15, 1950, page 214: report on sales of the Dianetics book September 16, 1950 page 1124: Psychologists hit "Dianetics"; new title due this winter September 2, 1968, page 61: "Dianetics" released in paperback Saturday Evening Post, March 21, 1964, pages 81-85: Have you ever been a boo-hoo? by James Phelan, who interviewed LRH at Saint Hill Manor Science Digest: October 1950, pages 45-46: What about dianetics? (question & answer column) Scientific American, January 1951, pages 57-58: unfavorable book review of "Dianetics" The Spectator (UK), August 16, 1968, pages 217-18 Scientology under the microscope (cover editorial: asks UK government to start an inquiry) The Sunday Times (London, UK): July 25, 1968 August 8, 1968 page 2 August 25, 1968 page 3 February 2, 1969 August 10, 1969 November 17, 1969 October 5, 1969 December 28, 1969 Time magazine: July 24, 1950 page 64, 67: Of two minds (all about "Dianetics") August 14, 1950, pages 2 & 4: letter to the editor from LRH -- suprisingly modest! September 3, 1951 page 51: Departure in dianetics (Dr. Joseph Winter breaks ties with LRH, publishes his own book) December 22, 1952 page 34: Remember Venus? (LRH introduces the word "scientology", the E-meter, and the idea of past-life engrams, possibly on other planets) August 23, 1968 page 40: Meddling with minds (Scientology's troubles with the UK government) February 14, 1969 pages 76 & 79: Victory for the Scientologists (U.S. federal court orders FDA to return confiscated E-meters) Today's Health, December 1968, pages 34-39: Scientology -- Menace to Mental Health, by Ralph Lee Smith This magazine is published by the American Medical Association, and I think that Scientology sued the AMA over this article. Training School Bulletin, January 1951, pages 220-229: A critique of the evolution of dianetics, by Parker Davis, Ph.D. This journal is published by The Training School at Vineland, New Jersey and publishes articles "dealing with all aspects of mental retardation". They published this one because LRH's Dianetics claims that "a large proportion of allegedly feebleminded children are actually attempted-abortion cases" whose mental growth is inhibited by "engrams" Wall Street Journal: August 21, 1968, page 1, column 5 (Tax Report) July 30, 1969, page 1, column 5 (Tax Report) Both short articles about Scientology being denied a tax exemption, because it is too commercial and is operated for the private profit of its founder (LRH), his family, and others. --- 3 Jun 1995 (Jeff Jacobsen): Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Vol. 10, 103-116 (1992) has an article called "Scientology and its 'Clear' Business" by Nikos Passas, Ph.D. and Manuel Escamilla Castillo, Ph.D. It looks pretty interesting and its main point is that Scientology is a "successful commercial enterprise" rather than a religion. --- 4 Jun 1995 Ron Newman : a database search turned up: AUTHOR: Van Vogt, A. E. (Alfred Elton), 1912- TITLE: Lectures on effort processing; a transcription of a course given to the Phoenix Dianetics Group, Nov. 15-19, 1951, PLACE: Phoenix, PUBLISHER: Psychological Research Foundation, YEAR: 1951 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: 39l. NOTES: Typescript. SUBJECT: Dianetics. OTHER: Effort processing. AUTHOR: Dianetics Study Group (London) TITLE: A brief symposium by four psychotherapists and a scientist giving an outline of dianetics including the latest developments / alt-title: An outline of dianetics, including the latest developments : a brief symposium by four psychotherapists and a scientist. PLACE: [London : PUBLISHER: Dianetics Study Group (London) YEAR: 1952, 1953 PUB TYPE: Book NOTES: Cover title. Introduction / R.G. Miles -- The original basis of dianetics / by Denis O'Connell -- A summary of the latest developments in dianetic therapy / by Jean Kollerstrom -- A psychotherapist comments on dianetics / by Oscar Kollerstrom -- Some therapeutic results of dianetics / by George Hay -- The psychometric evaluation of dianetics / by Richard Benjamin. SUBJECT: Psychotherapy Psychological Theory Psychology, Experimental OTHER: Dianetics Study Group (London). An outline of dianetics FORMAT: 20 p. : ill. ; 19 cm. AUTHOR: Dianetics Conference ( 1951 June 25-30 : Wichita, Kansas) TITLE: Dianetics conference report / PLACE: Phoenix, Arizona : PUBLISHER: Gordon Beckstead, YEAR: 1951 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: 44 p. ; 28 cm. SUBJECT: Dianetics -- Congresses. OTHER: Beckstead, Gordon. TITLE: The Bulletin : a quarterly report from the Dianetic Research Foundation. PLACE: Witchita, Kan. : PUBLISHER: Dianetic Research Foundation, Inc., YEAR: 1953 9999 PUB TYPE: Serial FORMAT: v. FREQUENCY: Quarterly NUMBERING: Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 1953)- NOTES: Title from cover. ALT TITLE: Bulletin (Dianetic Research Foundation) OTHER: Dianetic Research Foundation. AUTHOR: Powers, William T. TITLE: Logical development of dianetics, PLACE: Chicago, Ill., PUBLISHER: Dianetic Processing & Research Foundation YEAR: 1951 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: 37 p. 31 cm. SUBJECT: Dianetics. AUTHOR: Faunce, William Ervin. TITLE: Dianetics: a theory, therapeutic process, and social movement. YEAR: 1951 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: 104 l. 28 cm. NOTES: Thesis (M.A.)--Wayne University, Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology. Bibliography: l. [96]-99. AUTHOR: Lent, Constantin Paul, 1909- TITLE: Psychonetics, a neo-psychiatry; dianetics and psychotherapy [sic]. EDITION: [1st ed.] PLACE: New York, PUBLISHER: Pen-Ink Pub. Co. YEAR: 1954 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: 128 p. SUBJECT: Psychotherapy. AUTHOR: De Mille, Richard, 1922- TITLE: Introduction to scientology; an introductory survey and evaluation of thirty years' work in the field of human thought by L. Ron Hubbard, C. E., PH. D., D. SCN., with special attention to technical publications dealing with dianetics and scientology. PLACE: Los Angeles, PUBLISHER: Scientology Council YEAR: 1953 PUB TYPE: Book FORMAT: 116 l. 28 cm. NOTES: Includes bibliography. SUBJECT: Hubbard, L. Ron -- (La Fayette Ron), -- 1911- OTHER: Scientology. AUTHOR: Colbert, John TITLE: An evaluation of dianetic therapy YEAR: 1951 NOTES: Thesis (M.S.), City College of New York --- 10 Jun 1995 (Sharon B Litvin-Schramm): May I suggest reading the chapter on psi in *How We Know What Isn't So* by Thomas Gilovich (The Free Press,1991)? The whole book is highly recommended. --- 31 Jul 1995 (jam): _Captive Hearts, Captive Minds Freedom and Recovery from Cults and Abusive Relationships_ by M. Tobias and J. Lalich _Belief Systems and Your Personal Power_ Alice Vieira, Ph.D. --- 09 Aug 1995 (Ron Newman): check out William Sims Bainbridge's book chapter "Science and Religion: The Case of Scientology" in the book _The Future of New Religious Movements_ (ed. David Bromley and Phillip Hammond, 1987). ----------------------< END >-------------------