I wrote this article for the individuals who are at the initial stages of their involvement with Scientology.
The Scientologists whom you have already met have told you how great Scientology is, how it helped them and their friends and relatives. But you are smart -- before becoming a Scientologist, you decided to enlist the opinions of the people who oppose the Church of Scientology. Welcome to the Xenu website!
We are here to answer all your questions about Scientology and provide you with valuable data regarding the origins of the cult and its founder’s views.
At some point you will be getting an offer from the Church of Scientology to spend your hard-earned money on something called OT levels. But before accepting that offer, you should gather information about the severe psychological damage that you will be subjecting yourselves to if you accept it. You will be besieged by frightening hallucinations that will put your mental health at risk. For more data on these hallucinations you could follow this link: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=36790
The title of this thread is OT Hallucinations.
You will also be getting an offer of a different kind -- your Scientology “friends” will be asking you to become either a member of the Church staff or to join Sea Organization (Sea Org).
Before jumping into the Scientology swamp, you should read the stories written by the ex-Scientologists who accepted that offer. Only after that you should decide what to do next.
While working for the Church, you will be subjected to a psychological stress magnitude of which you cannot fathom at this point. You will be living in constant fear of being severely punished for “poor job performance”, which is not your fault, by the way -- Hubbard did not know how to run a large organization, his so-called Management Series is a complete economic nonsense. But you are supposed to follow this crap as if it were a bible.
Below is a link to the article explaining why Management Series is an exercise in futility:viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38448&p=407603&hilit=management#p407603
What is even worse than the punishment for an “inadequate job performance” is that you will start thinking of yourself as a person who deserves it, which is unadulterated masochism. The result of this self-mistreatment is a psychosis characterized by sleepiness, unnatural loss of weight, severe headaches, distorted perception of reality, etc.
Moving on to Dianetics -- the engrams do not exist, as the NYU scientists have proved. Their articles about Dianetics could be found at http://www.nyu,edu
I have copied one of their articles and posted it at viewtopic.php?f=9&t=45506
The Dianetics auditing itself is extremely dangerous and causes hallucinations in some of its recipients. The following article describes the hallucinations caused by Dianetics auditing:http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.p ... ics-Fiasco
There are the stories about post-Scientology therapy written by the ex-Scientologists who suffered enormously during their involvement with Scientology.
Now you have to decide which side is telling the truth.
If someone approaches me and says, “I am offering you the Salvation, but it is not free, you have to buy it from me”, I would reply, “Go to Hell”. I am sure that majority of the mankind would reply the same way.
It is hard to imagine Moses, Buddha, Jesus and Mohammad asking money for their Teachings. But Hubbard and his followers want you to pay for the Bridge courses that are supposed to lead you to Salvation.
“If someone asks you to give your money to him in exchange for your Salvation, spit on his face”.