My old friend Janis Grady sent this to me and I found it quite amazing.
These are some quotes taken from the booklet entitled Brainwashing. L. Ron Hubbard had this distributed by scientology in the 50’s. He wrote it, but published it under the name of Lavrentiy Beria, Stalin’s infamous head of the secret police. Hubbard never officially acknowledged he had written it, though it was reported by early scientologist John Sanborn that he witnessed Hubbard doing so. But what is undisputed is that Hubbard pushed the booklet (commonly called the Brainwashing Manual) through the HASI. Also undisputed is use of scientology terminology in the booklet. (You can see a detailed explanation of the history of this booklet by Chris Owen here).
Here are some excerpts that are quite telling when compared to the practices of scientology, particularly the Sea Org.
Janis Gillham Grady Audiobook
Janis’ book, Commodore’s Messenger is now available as an audiobook, many prefer to listen to books than read them so it is good this is now available in this format.
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has given money to scientology and suffered financial hardship/crises as a result, and especially if you then tried to get to get your money back and were unable to do so.
Please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- How much money in total you gave
- Which orgs you gave it to
- The consequences for you and/or your family
- Whether you tried to get your money back and what happened
- Whether you are willing to talk publicly about 1-4 above
- Best phone number to reach you at.