Tory Christman, Former Scientologist, Speaks at the Center for Inquiry in San Diego

 
 
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07 September 2008 15:28
 

This is a very interesting talk by a former Scientologist named Tory Christman. She talks about how she got into the cult as a young woman. In a fog of dope in Height Ashbury, she let her guard down and lost her critical thinking and fell for the sales pitch of some local Scientologists.

She also answers questions from audience members about the Head of Scientology David Miscavage and how he took control after Hubbard’s death. She explains the condition of clear, body thetans, and Xenu. She also talks about the Sea Org, how it started, and what the cult’s main purpose is. As she explained to an audience member when he asked for the Scientology for Dummies version, “Give me your money.”

She does go off on tangents before getting to her main point, but even those moments are fascinating:

Scientology: Tory Speaks in San Diego

 
 
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rab - 07 September 2008 07:28 PM

This is a very interesting talk by a former Scientologist named Tory Christman. She talks about how she got into the cult as a young woman. In a fog of dope in Height Ashbury, she let her guard down and lost her critical thinking and fell for the sales pitch of some local Scientologists.

She also answers questions from audience members about the Head of Scientology David Miscavage and how he took control after Hubbard’s death. She explains the condition of clear, body thetans, and Xenu. She also talks about the Sea Org, how it started, and what the cult’s main purpose is. As she explained to an audience member when he asked for the Scientology for Dummies version, “Give me your money.”

She does go off on tangents before getting to her main point, but even those moments are fascinating:

Scientology: Tory Speaks in San Diego

Another interesting ‘Letter from California’ -

‘CHATEAU SCIENTOLOGY - Inside the Church’s Celebrity Centre’
by Dana Goodyear - in the New Yorker Magazine January 14, 2008

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/01/14/080114fa_fact_goodyear

“Nitzberg recalled that one of the tour guides kept saying things like, “WOOOOO, it’s so spooky, we’re Scientologists,” and wiggling his fingers at them.”

“Shrouded in secrecy and said to be intended only for upper-level Operating Thetans, it involves a malevolent galactic warrior know as Xenu or Xemu.”

. . . and by promoting L. Ron Hubbard’s gig, in the late thirties, as a writer of pre-feature cliffhangers and serials.”  Oh.