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Nov 9, 1969 Scientology -- Cult with millions of followers led by man who claims he's visited heaven twice — National Enquirer More: link
Ralph Lee Smith
How profitable Scientology has become is one of the organization's most closely guarded secrets, but estimates of the personal worth of founder L. Ron Hubbard have ranged up to $7 million. In 1963 the Internal Revenue Service claimed the church earned more than $750,000 in the United States from 1955 through 1959, the year Hubbard moved international headquarters from Washington, D.C., to England. There, according to the Los Angeles Times, world receipts rose to $140,000 weekly in 1968. —– In New ...
Sep 29, 1969 Scientology: Total freedom and beyond — The Nation More: link
The Nation DONOVAN BESS Mr. Bess is on the staff of the San Francisco Chronicle. San Francisco
This is the year of
. It is also the year in which that psychological sophisticate,
, came back from his guru in India to reap a big following of inner-space explorers with his story of spiritual conversion. It is a lime of burgeoning meditation societies on the college campuses, and of passionate rebellion against the amorality of our technology. Thus it ...
Aug 25, 1969 Scientology boom // A disputed religion growth — San Francisco Chronicle (California) More: link
San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Today and tonight hundreds — perhaps thousands — of Californians will sit down in pairs and stare at one another. One of them will give the other commands such as "Tell me something you wouldn't mind forgetting." The one who is commanded will hold two tin cans attached by wires to an E-meter, a device that measures electrical resistance in the body. The commander will watch a needle on the device's circuit board in the belief that it measures emotional charge. ...
Aug 3, 1969 Religion or business? // Practices of Scientology being investigated again — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link, pqasb.pqarchiver.com
Los Angeles Times (California)
RELIGION OR BUSINESS? Practices of Scientology Being Investigated Again By John Dart Times Religion Writer [Picture / Caption: YOUNG INITIATES — The Rev. Robert Bobo talks with two children who are taking Scientology courses. The photo on the wall is of the founder of the worldwide group, L. Ron Hubbard.] The mimeographed notice looked more like a secret police communique than a church message. It informed "those concerned" that a certain 20-year-old girl "is hereby declared a Suppressive Person and assigned ...
Jul 19, 1969 Scientology back again — The Age (Australia)
Jun 1, 1969 The Dangerous New Cult of Scientology — Parents' Magazine More: link
When ministers of the Founding Church of Scientology told a Falls Church, Virginia couple that could teach the couple's defective son to talk and raise his IQ at same time, the man and wife, understandably in search of a miracle, willingly paid—in advance—the sum of $3,000 as a "contribution for spiritual guidance." The husband cashed a life insurance policy, sold some bonds, added the proceeds of a small bequest and "scraped around in various places." And then his son Paul's "processing" ...
Apr 1, 1969 Scientology: Is there anything you don't understand — Eye (New York) More: link
Eye (New York)
Scientology begins with Dianetic Release, leads up through Grade O, SOLO and eventually CLEAR. And, if you're among the lucky few, you might even emerge an auditor... one of the most valuable beings on the planet. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND? BY GEORGE MALKO Leonard Cohen's in it, and so is Tennessee Williams, read William Burroughs, and Cass Elliot got her Grades down in St. Thomas, and there's the rumor that's been around for years that Truman or Kennedy or ...
Mar 16, 1969 How to confront in Scientology / Can you stare for 2 hours and not blink? — Detroit Free Press
Mar 16, 1969 What the words mean — Detroit Free Press
Mar 9, 1969 Scientology – Help? Hindrance? — Pacific Stars & Stripes
Feb 14, 1969 Victory for the Scientologists — TIME Magazine
Feb 7, 1969 U.S. court rules Scientology is a real religion — Chicago Tribune
Feb 2, 1969 Action Line / ["My son ... is caught up in something called 'Scientology.' ..."] — Detroit Free Press
Feb 1, 1969 The Secret of Scientology: An Examination Of The Controversial Religious-Psychological-Pseudoscientific cult — Winnipeg Free Press
Feb 1, 1969 The storm over Dianetics: Is it science or is it swindle? — Coronet (New York) More: link
Coronet (New York)
Individuals have attacked its "church," governments have barred its believers. Few ideas in modern time have provoked such passions Last summer, England locked its rock-ribbed coast to the pilgrims who had come from all over the world to attend a dianetics conference on British soil. It was only the latest skirmish in the storm-ridden history of dianetics (
dia, through; noos, mind) and scientology ( scio, truth; ology, study). Few ideas in our time have aroused such passions. "It's the key to mental ... Jan 1, 1969 Lady minister is spokesman for Scientology — Farmington Observer
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