My name is Steven Mango and I was a parishoner of the exclusive Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood, CA. In the span of four years of devoted membership until my escape in 2012, I became a lifetime member, I donated close to $50,000 to the church, and I was a victim of severe spiritual and emotional abuse inside the walls of the church. I was also a poster boy for the church, appearing in advertisements for the International Association of Scientologists across the Celebrity Centre. My photo also appeared on their The Way To Happiness booklets.
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Yes, you really DO have to be out of your mind to sign into this wacky religion. But then, after you read this amazing document you discover that if you ARE indeed out of your mind you don’t really qualify to to participate. The ultimate religious CATCH 22.
PLEASE CHECK THIS DOCUMENTS OUT … I’ve interpreted what they REALLY say below:
HERE IS THE “Scientology for Dummies” VERSION OF THIS DOCUMENT:
1. I realize I’m an idiot for even remotely considering a relationship with these lunatics.
2. I agree that psychiatry is bad because they are among the few professionals that know Scientology is hogwash. And I agree to some weird process called the Introspection Rundown that includes the risk of unknown injury, loss, or damage resulting from my decision. It’s O.K., I trust you bozos.
3. I will never sue any of the snake oil sales reps involved in this bogus entity and if my mind gets totally screwed up in the process, it’s all my fault … and the psychiatrists of course.
4. Finally, I really REALLY want to participate in this wacky spiritual assistance and am signing this legal document from Hell that absolves you freaks from any and all damages that are likely to occur because of my irresponsible choices in life, including this one.
SIGNATURE OF PARENT OR GUARDIAN, IF A MINOR (WHAT???)
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And Scientology is content with selling books, tapes & auditing. You guys are stuck in the 80’s.
You Scientology yahoos are really missing the boat … I mean, look at your web site for just one minute. Now tell me, WHERE is the menu link for the STORE?? You launched the Golden Age of Tech Phase II in 2013 and what did all the little Scilons have to show for it? No buttons, no stickers, no mouse pads, no coffee mugs … NOTHING. I’ll bet they wish they could have clicked on the “STORE” button and bought some stuff.
You know … THE STORE??? Where the folks can buy neat bumper stickers with the Scientology logo and cool L. Ron Hubbard sayings on them, Challenge Coins with DM’s likeness on one side and logo on the other, T-Shirts with your OT level, gift cards where you could pay for auditing for a less fortunate Scientologist and hundreds of other gifts and resources. And think about this … little silver or gold E-meter replica necklaces or bracelets. Wow, now we’re talking serious marketing genius.
I mean come on … sure, you sell tons of books and recordings of the Great One himself but you have completely missed out on a revenue stream that could generate 7 … 8 figures a month. DM … are you freaking listening?
Give the folks what they want. After all, don’t the faithful want folks to know that they’re on a mission to clear the planet. After all … that’s what the young lady said on your web page “What Scientologists Say About Scientology,” assuming she wasn’t just an actor or something.
And who wouldn’t want a Squirrel Buster Hat — dude, that would be an epic score. In camo complete with a GoPro camera!
You can only imagine where we could take this discussion from here, right?
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Robert Robinson at World Cult Watch has posted an article by Monica Pignotti, MSW, PhD, titled The Use of Mind Control in Scientology. The peace loving folks at Scientology apparently didn’t care much for the article and participated in one of the many smear campaigns launched against him (which is what they do with most of their detractors). Monica writes of that effort here on her blog from 2012.
Back to the article … as it does not appear copyrighted, so we will post in its entirety here if there is not an objection from Ms Pignotti or Mr. Robinson:
THE BEGINNING INDOCTRINATION METHODS
The purpose of this paper is to show how mind control is used in Scientology. In order to do this, I have used the four components of mind control from Steve Hassan’s Combatting Cult Mind Control: Behavior control, Emotional control, Thought control and Information control and have given examples of how Scientology uses each of these. I am assuming that the reader of this paper has read and is familiar with the concepts outlined in this book.
This is not meant to be an exhaustive study of mind control techniques in Scientology, as that could fill an entire book! This is just to give you a start in getting an understanding of how mind control is used at the very beginning levels of Scientology. If a person gets more deeply involved, for instance, and gets into auditing, joins staff and/or does advanced courses, there is much more. I will be writing papers to deal with these issues. The techniques I discuss here, however, have proved quite sufficient, unfortunately, to get many people hooked into Scientology.