Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Scientology for beginners

from the Sydney Morning Herald:

For decades the celebrity-recruiting group, granted legal status as a religion in Australia in 1983, has fought to preserve its secrets. These include a bizarre cosmology involving the galactic dictator Xenu dumping millions of corpses in volcanoes on Earth 75 million years ago and blowing them up with 17 hydrogen bombs

In this schema, the souls, or ”thetans”, of the dead were contaminated and in turn contaminated humans, who can be cleansed only by Scientology. The process involves vitamins, E-meters and large sums of money.


  1. Thanks for this quick primer, and I highly, highly recommend the book "Bare-Faced Messiah: The True Story of L. Ron Hubbard" by Russell Miller, which has apparently been suppressed in print, but is widely available for enjoyment online. (simply Google "Bare Faced Messiah"). I haven't quite finished it yet, but it will blow your mind. Hubbard was one of the most fascinating characters of the 20th century. Oh, and also a madman.

  2. will do - thanks for that word of knowledge, Brother