"Entheta" is a term in scientology which is a contraction of "enturbulated theta" -- enturbulated means upset and theta means life force. In simple english, entheta is bad news. It is not something that is untrue, just something you don't want to hear. Anything that will cause upset (or in the case of scientology itself, doubt about it). Hubbard says that entheta is the work of "chaos merchants" (suppressive persons), and when the entheta concerns scientology, it is an attempt to "destroy mankind's only hope" and is entirely lies. His "logic" is that scientology is only good, so anyone … [Read more...]
Elisabeth Moss: Scientology PR 101
The recent New Yorker article piece by Michael Shulman has resulted in a ton of media pickups, mostly focused on her responses to questions about scientology. There have been a number of takes on this of interest: Martha Ross wrote an excellent piece in the SJ Mercury News Martha quotes journalist Yashar Ali who tweeted: And Tony Ortega added some thoughts from Geoff Levin who was extensively interviewed for the story, but little of it made it into print: Now, let me add some of my thoughts, as it was my job back in the day to … [Read more...]
Scientology Celebrities — Where Are You?
The recent article about Laura Prepon where she announced she had not been in scientology for 5 years made me wonder how many of the other scientology celebrities may be "out." It's pretty common in the scientology world for people to simply stop participating, without making any big announcement. There is even a term for it these days: "under the radar." It spares the person the harassment that comes from declaring you are done, and in many instances the loss of friends and family or jobs. Laura Prepon hadn't made public statements about scientology for many years. But … [Read more...]
Jenna Elfman — A Good Scientologist
A recent article in US Weekly quotes Jenna Elfman about "the controversy" around scientology. She is a shining example of how a good scientologist acts and speaks. Foolishly. While scientologists proclaim they have "the tech" to protect them from suppressive influences and they learn to "confront and shatter" this sort of thing, in fact, they avoid "suppression" at any cost. And by "suppression" they mean anything that is negative or even questioning about scientology. When they are confronted by such things, they run from it. Close their eyes. Hold their hands of their ears … [Read more...]
Scientologists “Shattering” Suppression
This is a recent Facebook post from one of the deluded scientologists who believe they are "changing the world." She actually believes the magazines disappeared from the shelves permanently? And even if they did, that she makes any difference to the impact of this story? Here is what she was so upset about, last week's Us Weekly (they are dated for the day they "expire" so readers don't think they are getting "old" fake news) cover story.... Typical of tabloid mags, the story actually doesn't have anything to do with the headlines. It reports on the … [Read more...]
Scientology TV — What’s Missing?
Scientology is making a really big deal about their new episode featuring Chick Corea. Chick is an interesting story that has been mentioned before. He got into financial troubles when his wife was hammering his credit cards. David Miscavige had known Chick for a long time because his father, Ron, was good friends with Ron Moss, Chick's manager. (Ron Moss is father of Elisabeth Moss of Handmaid's Tale fame). Miscavige was alerted to the problem and not wanting a "flap" with one of scientology's longest term celebrities, brought in Lyman Spurlock as a CPA to look through his finances. … [Read more...]
The Boycott is Working!
Sometimes you really have to wonder at the intelligence of some of these bubble-dwellers. And their delusions of grandeur. Look at the crazy here. Just to be sure what she is taking credit for: Set aside her not too well thought through conclusions about deriding Trump -- this woman is on a rant about Leah winning an Emmy and THIS is why the ratings are down. Still, 11.4 million viewers is a BIG audience -- the same as last year before Trump was elected. If you wonder about the audience of NW TV these days obviously you didn't watch the show and see how many awards Hulu and … [Read more...]