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Reference materials Hard sell
8 matching items found between Jan 1970 and Dec 1974. Furthermore, there are 86 matching items for all time not shown.
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Jul 22, 1974
Probe of religious sect's practices sought by ex-members — Globe and Mail (Canada)
More: groups.google.com
Type: Press
Author(s): John Marshall
Source: Globe and Mail (Canada)
Directors from the Church of Scientology in Ontario and Alberta are seeking Government inquiries into its practices. One of them, Lorna Levett, was the head of the Scientology mission, a franchise operation in Calgary. After 12 years in the movement she walked out and took all but a few of her Calgary disciples with her. A Scientologist franchise, Mrs. Levett said, is a charter granted by the Scientology head office. The holder agrees to send 10-3/4 per cent of the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 6, 1974
The costly search for 'Total Freedom' — North Hill News (Calgary, Alberta)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: North Hill News (Calgary, Alberta)
The rev. Lorna Levett, Australian born counsellor, who has faced the wrath of the Church of Scientology by her defection in Calgary, says the resigned because she did not think some students were getting their money's worth. She told the News this week that she had persuaded people to spend over $200,000 in Scientology since she opened her Calgary franchise (later called a mission) in 1968. "Well over $100,000 they sent to the Los Angeles organization," Levett said in a prepared ...
Jun 1, 1974
Scientology group moves as controversy continues — Calgary Herald (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
Charges and counter-charges continued to fly as Calgary Scientologists moved out of their premises at 529 17th Ave. S.W. late Friday night. Landlord Franz Dopf told The Herald the group had been served with a notice to leave because other tenants complained of excessive noise, but Rev. Harvey Schmiedeke, a Scientology spokesman, said the move was caused by a need for more space. "We simply agreed to move." He did not say where the group intends to relocate. Mr. Schmiedeke charged ...
May 31, 1974
Ex-Scientologist charges rip-off — Calgary Herald (Canada)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Barry Nelson
Source: Calgary Herald (Canada)
The former head of the Church of Scientology in Calgary said Thursday she has been used by the organization to talk Calgarians out of more than $200,000 — perhaps as much as $350,000. Rev. Lorna Levitt, who resigned from the church April 19, said: "I was being used by the organization to exploit people by promising then in tangibles that I had been indoctrinated into believing Scientology could and would deliver for a price." The price currently varies from $50 per ...
Mar 6, 1974
Hard sell to build the faith [fourth of a series] — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Type: Press
Author(s): James E. Adams, Elaine Viets
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Growth and expansion come close to being an obsession of the Church of Scientology. From street pamphleting to sophisticated media exposure of such Scientology converts as professional football player John Brodie and singer Amanda Ambrose, Scientologists solicit new recruits in a promotional whirlwind more often associated with used car salesmanship than with religion. Local Scientology centers promote services and plan their expansion with the help of high-level directives outlining a variety of methods to bring in "the raw public by the ...
Mar 3, 1974
Expensive trip to spirituality [first of a series] — St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
Type: Press
Author(s): James E. Adams, Elaine Viets
Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch (Missouri)
The Church of Scientology of Missouri, a branch of a controversial organization promising total spiritual freedom for all followers, opened in 1969 with a six member staff at a small Brentwood office. Today, the church has a staff of 150 and is in the process of moving from rented, two-story quarters at 4225 Lindell Boulevard to an even larger building of its own at 3730 Lindell. For fees that can total $5700, the staff conducts personal enlightenment and improvement courses for ...
Oct 1, 1973
The Awful Truth About Scientology — The Realist
More: ep.tc
Type: Press
Source: The Realist
[Reproduced here with express permission of Paul Krassner — Publisher of The Realist. Thank you! Transcribed from scanned pages at The Realist Project Archive.] Although many people have had some brief acquaintance with Scientology, very few have gotten into the subject far enough to find out what it is really all about. It is a subject which doesn't easily lend itself to study. The courses are many and tend to become quite expensive, not only in terms of money, ...
Oct 1, 1970
Scientology can drive you out of your mind — Confidential (magazine)
More: link
Type: Press
Author(s): Jane Nellis
Source: Confidential (magazine)
Salvation calls for a bit of human programming, computer mind-blowing and lots and lots of money. It all started with Ron. Not the L. Ron Hubbard who started Scientology back in 1950 when he wrote Dianetics, but a groovy young cat named Ron who wears those sharp amber glasses and green suede shoes. At least, I think his name is Ron. He's in charge of a mission of the Church of Scientology. That's what they call it, a mission. ...
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