By Marc Headley
Nominated by way of Foreword journal as 2009 booklet of the 12 months Award Finalist. Marc Headley presents an insider's view of lifestyles as a member of Scientology's "Sea Organization". Marc labored at Scientology's mystery desolate tract compound, which homes all Scientology administration, for 15 years. the five hundred acre estate is found deep within the California desolate tract. The neighborhood townspeople have been instructed lectures and flicks have been made there. yet is that each one that was once occurring? it's the situation of a multi-million buck domestic for L. Ron Hubbard, outfitted 20 years after his dying. it's the domestic of Scientology's present chief, David Miscavige. So what relatively occurs on the Int Base? Are the tales on the web real? How does Scientology behavior administration of its each day operations? may tales of armed guards, guns, employees beatings, and razor twine fences be actual? if this is the case, how may perhaps a facility like this exist in modern-day the United States? enormous quantities of employees attempted to flee through the years. a few succeeded yet have been by no means visible or heard of back, so much failed. Why have been humans saved the following? What fairly went on on the headquarters of Scientology? this can be the tale of what occurred in the back of the Iron Curtain of Scientology. "...the Scientology cult, is I warrantly you, one thousand occasions more unusual than you have ever imagined." the loo & Ken exhibit, KFI AM 640 "Headley's booklet additionally presents gorgeous fabric that has hardly been amassed in a single place... a damning account of existence operating for Scientology chief David Miscavige on the secretive wilderness base..." Tony Ortega, The Village Voice "...a new e-book exposing alleged information about not only Scientology -- yet Tom Cruise's organization with the church -- is available..." The Washington publish "Marc Headley , a former insider on the church, has written a tell-all ebook, known as Blown for strong, approximately his 15 years of labor with Scientology. And folks...you cannot deal with the truth..." The Frisky "
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Jesse and I usually just blew them off. ” You can’t be in the Sea Org if you have taken LSD, so if you said, “LSD” that was the end of the conversation before it even started. We used to tell them we had large debts, too many kids, a brother that worked at the LA Times, whatever we could think of that would give us a good laugh and blow them off instantly. ” Star asked me. ” I answered back, hoping that she was in the same frame of mind. “Yeah, but where are you gonna live? ” Dumbfounded, I realized she was right.
My mom ended up living with a new friend of hers on Carlos Ave, right next to Hollywood Blvd. In fact if you looked out the window at the back of the house, you could see Hollywood Blvd! The arrangement was that my sister and I would stay with my mom for most of the week and spend the weekend with my dad. We liked going to our dad’s place because he had cable TV. My mom did not like TV and did not have one. ” She rarely had edible food in the house during the week, so that weekly restaurant run was a lifesaver.
But most of all she was easy on the eyes and no matter what she said got a smile out of us. One Wednesday night, when we came home, there were a bunch of cars in the driveway we had not seen before. We walked in the door and Jesse’s dad was in the living room with a bunch of people from Scientology. We could tell — we knew them from the Advanced Org Los Angeles (AOLA). One of them was from the local Flag Office, one from the local Freewinds office and one from IAS. The IAS is the International Association of Scientologists.
Blown for good : behind the iron curtain of scientology by Marc Headley