Hello , I am an ex Scientologist , this blog is primarily about that but I may address other topics as the mood hits me to . I was in Scientology for 25 years and spent about 10,000 hours using the indoctrination and thought reform method "study tech " . I also spent time on staff and met hundreds of Scientologists and did hundreds of the cult practices . Many were the "ethics cycles and OW writeups " that really are an attempt to suppress or remove a person's identity and replace it with a mental pseudo clone of Ron Hubbard . To make a fanatical slave for the cult .

I looked outside the cult for answers in about January 2014 and left the cult in about March of 2014 . While in about 99% of members have no idea of the truth .

We are told we are in a mental therapy or spiritual enhancement or religion or science for helping people unlock potential . Or any of several other fronts that all pretend kind and humanitarian goals .

The truth is Scientology is a terrorist mind control cult and this blog is my attempt to understand and expose that . And try to state as clearly as possible the tools that I have found helpful in dealing with this .

Saturday, July 11, 2015

First 100 Posts At Mockingbird's Nest

 I have gone through the first 100 or so posts here and have gone through and made lists of the topics they cover . Some have some degree of overlap like hypnotism and persuasion posts .
But hopefully the lists are more helpful than nothing .

I have the posts listed with their month as they can be accessed by month .

Hypnotism : Science or Pseudoscience ? Not So fast . June  2015

Insidious Enslavement : Study Technology  January  2015

Basic Introduction to Hypnosis in Scientology 

January  2015

Pissed It's Not Your Fault !!!

January  2015

The offensive defensive technique

January  2015

The critical factor 

January  2015

The secret of Scientology part 1 control via contradiction January 2015

Burning Down Hell - How commands are hidden , varied and repeated in Scientology to control you as hypnotic implants February  2015 

Why so many semicolons in Science of Survival ? June 2015

Persuasion posts

The secret of Scientology part 2 : the Adamantium wall January 2015

A brief rhetorical analysis of Keeping Scientology Working series 1 : KSW Keeping Slaves Willing January 2015

The secret of Scientology part 3 : why are Scientologists so stubbornly obstinate ? January 2015

ARC and KRC February 2015

Why Hubbard never claimed OT feats and the rock bottom basis of Scientology February 2015

 The Clear Contradiction February 2015 

Gibs great find - rhetoric March 2015


March 2015

Rhetoric in Scientology- a few brief examples March 2015

Ad Hominem :Fallacy File # 1 March 2015

Scientology 180 degrees from the truth May 2015

OT VIII Delusion Fulfilled May 2015

Why so many semicolons in Science of Survival ? June 2015

Sunk Cost - crushing gravity of Scientology June 2015

Dr. Robert J. Lifton's Criteria for Thought Reform June 2015

OT VIII delusion fulfilled part 2 June 2015

Scientology and Margaret Singer's Six Conditions for Thought Reform

June 2015

Why We follow Decisive Leaders June 2015

Plagiaristic resources in Scientology

OT III and beyond sources plagiarized from parts 1 , 2 and 3

March  2015

Hubbard and Hitler March 2015

The Minds and Conduct of Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige

David Micavige Murderer February 2015

A psychiatric view with comments on the Admissions by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1947) April 2015

Scientology's parallel in nature - malignant narcissism May 2015

The Dilemma Of The False Self May 2015

Miscavige and Hubbard : Contrasting Evils June 2015

Ron Hubbard's narcissistic traits June 2015

Recovery posts

Recognizing and recovering from narcissists , sociopaths , and psychopaths February 2015

On exes letting go at differing rates February 2015

Heaven From Hell March 2015

Recovery Beginnings March 2015

Freeing the Mind to Doubt March 2015

I Am Wrong And You Can Be Too !!! March 2015

The call for compassion April 2015

Avoiding Piling On April 2015

Honesty Without Compassion April 2015

Big Words...And Stuff May 2015

Putting Scientology in Perspective May 2015

Boundaries , Bashing and Disorders June 2015

the Thousand Deaths June 2015

Comedy posts 



New " On The Down Low " Rundown Released for all gay Scientologists !!! April 2015

David Miscavige pioneering elder care in the Scientology tradition May 2015

General Scientology posts

Taking on a Giant January 2015

Operation Endgame January 2015

The Empty Well February 2015

Exteriorization Versus Dissociation March 2015's Great Finds Regarding Scientology March 2015

Scholars on Scientology March 2015

Ot VIII Anti Christ version  March 2015

Cult Responds to Going Clear with online ads March 2015

Revisiting the C word April 2015 

Cult of Scientology malfeasance! April 2015

The Day The Cult Died !!!! April 2015

Marty's Excalibur April 2015

Mark 'Marty' Rathbun: Scientology Beliefs April 2015

Why Revoke Scientology's Tax Exempt Status - the real issue April 2015

Money Hungry Scientologists May 2015

Scientology's Dirtbag Lawyers May 2015

Implausible Denial June 2015

An Open Letter to Leah Remini June 2015

Scientologists equating Scientology to Jews and critics to Nazis June 2015

Questions about Scientology part 1 June 2015

Good Cult Victims and Evil Cult Villains June 2015

Having Your Own Ideas In Scientology July 2015

Loaded language 

Propaganda by Reversal of Meaning in Scientology March 2015

Re: What does "Workable" mean ? March 2015

Humbling Simplicity April 2015

Hubbard's Legacy of Double Think May 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Having Your Own Ideas In Scientology

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 While I was on the EPF in the Excalibur building in NYC in the early 90s I noticed a culture of complete obedience and compliance to authority in the Sea Org . The students all would answer the roll call "aye" every time and I had gotten used to saying "here" from going to an academy in a class V org . I answered "here" and the other students looked at me like I had just stabbed a baby - EVERY time . I thought it was odd that we set aside all freedom to safeguard freedom .

I tried something else too . I arranged to have a conversation with another student where a sup could hear us on purpose and worked in saying very loudly and clearly that "it is okay to disagree and have your own ideas on some things " . The sup freaked out looked super serious , grim and determined and came over and asked what was going on . I saw the other student run away , but he played his part for me ( without knowing it ) and I told the sup it was okay to have different ideas .

He looked more furious and I calmly explained how we could have different ideas . I then hit him with the kicker - a logical example . I said he could like vanilla ice cream and I could like chocolate and it would be okay .

The sup looked ready to blast me- then he was stunned and confused . He froze and kept going over what I said and the Scientology references he USUALLY directs people to when they are not obedient and submissive and could not figure out HOW to tell me to clear a word or read KSW or ...what to do.

His confidence shattered and he stood for a minute that felt like forever . He finally muttered " well , that doesn't matter" and uncomfortably looked down and with extreme cognitive dissonance in a hazy fog walked away . He was befuddled on even where to walk in the course-room he had for years .
He was so used to the idea that people are not allowed to have ANY of their own ideas that he could not understand any ideas on anything being allowed other than Hubbard's .

Following is a group of quotes on having your own ideas that eventually becomes a total denial of them :
People have following the route mixed up with "the right to have their own ideas."
Scientology, exactly and correctly followed, takes the person up and out of the mess.
So put the feet of students and preclears on that route. Don't let them off of it no
matter how fascinating the side roads seem to them. And move them on up and out.
Squirreling is today destructive of a workable system.

Don't let your party down. By whatever means, keep them on the route. And they'll be free. If you don't, they won't. HCO POLICY LETTER OF 14 FEBRUARY 1965 SAFEGUARDING TECHNOLOGY
Ron Hubbard

Thursday, July 2, 2015

List Of Cult Characteristics From Cults Inside Out

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I am currently reading Cults Inside Out and am about a third of the way through and am very happy with this book . It is really one of the very best on cults in my opinion. I plan to write a review when I finish it .

I felt a list of cult characteristics within is quite good and from my twenty five years in Scientology and year out spending hundreds of hours searching for the cult and Ron Hubbard's true history has thoroughly convinced me the Scientology cult definitely has all of the characteristics of a cult . I invite everyone to look at them and give your own opinion on if Scientology demonstated them or not . And to what degree  . You are free to give details or personal impressions to bring out ideas on your views . We all had a unique experience in some ways but I think we may agree on some aspects of it .

1)The leadership of the group has absolute authority without any meaningful accountability.

2) There is no genuine democratic form of governance that would offer any meaningful checks or balances to the power of the leadership through elections, a constitution, or bylaws.

3)There is no meaningful financial disclosure or transparency regarding the group’s money or assets.

4) There is no detailed and independently audited financial statement or budget published or distributed to the members or contributors annually, disclosing in detail all salaries, compensation, and expenses paid out from group funds.

5)Only the leadership and its chosen few really know about the finances of the group in any depth.

6)  Leaders define what is right and wrong, and group members are expected to essentially defer any meaningful value judgments of their own.

7) A kind of learned dependence often develops regarding problem solving and conflict resolution.

8) There is notable and extreme hyperactivity in the group, which is completely centered on the agenda of the leadership, with little, if any, meaningful consideration for the goals of individual members or their interests.

9)The group deliberately isolates its members in a substantially controlled environment.

10)  Information is controlled by creating strict rules or guidelines regarding such things as books, outside reading, television, movies, radio, and music.

11)Members may be prohibited contact with anyone who might express independent or opposing ideas, doubts, or negative feelings about the group.

12)The group and its leaders are seen as absolutely necessary to filter out the contamination of the outside world. There are no meaningful boundaries.

13)There is no area of a member’s life that appears to be private and therefore immune from the leadership’s scrutiny.

14)The group promotes unreasonable fears about the outside world. This may be expressed through predictions of impending catastrophe, obsessions about evil conspiracies, or seemingly exaggerated claims and paranoid suspicions about the group’s perceived enemies.

15) The group perpetuates an ethos of perfectionism.

16)Members subsequently feel that they can never be “good enough”and are forever striving to further prove themselves.

17) The group devalues self-esteem and individual expression and considers them “selfish.”

18) Group members who try to question leadership or express ideas outside the group mind-set are characterized negatively with such labels as “ego driven,”“rebellious,”“suppressive,”“demonic,”or “satanic.”

19) Former members once associated with the group often relate the same allegations of abuse by the leadership. This repetition reflects a continuing pattern of grievances.