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the story of America's most secretive religion

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This edition was published in by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston.

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224 pages

Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, is based on confidential documents, more than 100 interviews with current and former Scientologists, and five years of research. This book confirms the astonishing truth within the controversial religion. Scientology conjures images of its celebrity believers, its notably aggressive response to criticism or its attacks on psychiatry, and its requirement that believers pay as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars to reach the highest levels of salvation. In Inside Scientology Reitman reveals all, starting with how the singular L. Ron Hubbard transformed a self-help group into a worldwide spiritual corporation. As Hubbard became increasingly paranoid and reclusive, a young acolyte named David Miscavige assumed control. After Hubbard's death in 1986, Miscavige quickly purged the ranks and began to transform the church once again. Miscavige has overseen some of the church's greatest triumphs -- among them a controversial billion-dollar IRS tax exemption and Tom Cruise's emergence as a vocal advocate -- but he has also created a climate of fear and intimidation, according to ex-members whose stories of abuse Reitman shares. Reitman is the first to examine Miscavige's twenty-five year reign and what it might mean for the future of the church. - Publisher.

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Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion
2011, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
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2011, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion, is based on confidential documents, more than 100 interviews with current and former Scientologists, and five years of research. This book confirms the astonishing truth within the controversial religion. Scientology conjures images of its celebrity believers, its notably aggressive response to criticism or its attacks on psychiatry, and its requirement that believers pay as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars to reach the highest levels of salvation. In Inside Scientology Reitman reveals all, starting with how the singular L. Ron Hubbard transformed a self-help group into a worldwide spiritual corporation. As Hubbard became increasingly paranoid and reclusive, a young acolyte named David Miscavige assumed control. After Hubbard's death in 1986, Miscavige quickly purged the ranks and began to transform the church once again. Miscavige has overseen some of the church's greatest triumphs -- among them a controversial billion-dollar IRS tax exemption and Tom Cruise's emergence as a vocal advocate -- but he has also created a climate of fear and intimidation, according to ex-members whose stories of abuse Reitman shares. Reitman is the first to examine Miscavige's twenty-five year reign and what it might mean for the future of the church. - Publisher.

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De Vocht witnessed numerous séances, including those where Miscavige himself would stand up and reveal someone's crimes, having combed through their auditing folders. Well, people had very little sleep, they were eating rice and beans, they were half psychotic from working such long hours, and they'd go into a frenzy.
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Inside scientology

the story of America's most secretive religion

This edition was published in by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Boston.


Table of Contents

Introduction: The world's fastest-growing religion
I: The founder
Dianetics
The franchised faith
II: The bridge to total freedom
Travels with the commodore
Over the rainbow
DM
Power is assumed
III: Lisa
Flag
Seventeen days
The greatest good
IV: The celebrity strategy
The seduction of Tom Cruise
The bubble
Int
Exodus
Epilogue: What is true for you

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
299/.936
Library of Congress
BP605.S2 R45 2011

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24881847M
Internet Archive
insidescientolog0000reit
ISBN 13
9780618883028
LC Control Number
2010049837

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