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Title:
A piece of blue sky : Scientology, Dianetics, and L. Ron Hubbard exposed
Author:
Atack, Jon.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Carol Pub. Group, [1990]

©1990
Physical Description:
xi, 428 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
A former Church of Scientology member describes his experience in that organization, outlining the mind-control and dollar-extraction methods it employs on its members and offering a revealing look at the life of Scientology creator L. Ron Hubbard.
General Note:
"A Lyle Stuart book."
Language:
English
Contents:
Includes index.
ISBN:
9780818404993
Format :
Book

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Atack exposes Hubbard's bizarre imagination and behavior, tracing the creation of Scientology in the years following World War II to perhaps its final schism following Hubbard's death in 1986. A shocking book that reveals all: the abuses, falsehoods, paranoia, and greed of Hubbard and his pseudo-military Scientologist henchmen.


Table of Contents

Russell Miller
Acknowledgmentsp. v
Prefacep. vii
What Is Scientology?p. 1
Part 1 Inside Scientology 1974-1983
1. My Beginningsp. 9
2. Saint Hillp. 19
3. On to OTp. 26
4. The Seeds of Dissentp. 35
Part 2 Before Dianetics 1911-1949
1. Hubbard's Beginningsp. 45
2. Hubbard in the Eastp. 52
3. Hubbard the Explorerp. 60
4. Hubbard As Herop. 70
5. His Miraculous Recoveryp. 83
6. His Magickal Careerp. 89
Part 3 The Bridge to Total Freedom 1949-1966
1. Building the Bridgep. 105
2. The Dianetic Foundationsp. 114
3. Wichitap. 121
4. Knowing How to Knowp. 128
5. The Religion Anglep. 137
6. The Lord of the Manorp. 146
7. The World's First Real Clearp. 153
Part 4 The Sea Organization 1966-1976
1. Scientology at Seap. 165
2. Heavy Ethicsp. 172
3. The Empire Strikes Backp. 182
4. The Death of Susan Meisterp. 197
5. Hubbard's Travelsp. 202
6. The Flag Land Basep. 209
Part 5 The Guardian's Office 1974-1980
1. The Guardian Unguardedp. 217
2. Infiltrationp. 226
3. Operation Meisnerp. 236
Part 6 The Commodore's Messengers 1977-1982
1. Making Moviesp. 245
2. The Rise of the Messengersp. 255
3. The Young Rulersp. 264
4. The Clearwater Hearingsp. 273
5. The Religious Technology Center and the International Finance Policep. 284
Part 7 The Independents 1982-1984
1. The Mission Holders' Conferencep. 293
2. The Scientology Warp. 300
3. Splinteringp. 308
4. Stamp Out the Squirrels!p. 316
Part 8 Judgments
1. Scientology at Lawp. 327
2. The Child Custody Casep. 335
3. Signing the Pledgep. 344
4. Dropping the Bodyp. 351
5. After Hubbardp. 356
Part 9 Summing Up
1. The Founderp. 367
2. The Scientologistp. 378
3. Fair Game, Ethics and the Scripturesp. 390
Epiloguep. 397
Bibliographyp. 399
Reference Summaryp. 403
List of Abbreviationsp. 417
Indexp. 419

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