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Dec 17, 1979 Part II: Scientology defined / Individual life is focus of Scientology — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Sep 19, 1979 Scientology secrets revealed in 2 million dollar consumer fraud case // Scientology on trial — Bay Guardian (San Francisco) More: link
Richard H. Meeker
Bay Guardian (San Francisco) How a Portland jury got a crash course in one of the oddest "religions" ever created and awarded the plaintiff more than $2. million Note: This summer, a jury in Portland spent a month listening to testimony in a $4 million lawsuit over the practices of the Church of Scientology there. The plaintiff: Julie Christofferson, a young Portland woman who was a follower of Scientology in 1975 and 1976. The defendants: three local Scientology organizations and one of their leaders. ''Richard ... Oct 22, 1978 Scientology: Another pop psychology? — Chronicle-Telegram More: link
Forgive the digression, but as a child, I had a fool-proof method for falling asleep. If I were lying wide-awake in bed, I would categorize my thoughts, imagining my mind was a room full of filing cabinets. Into each of these files (not unlike the ones where the Mouseketeers kept their cartoons) went one worry or problem. By the time the data was transferred, I would be asleep. The point being that I viewed my mind as something akin to a ...
Oct 18, 1978 Churches and Churchmen: Derided church now accepted — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Aug 27, 1978 Scientology: A long trail of controversy — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
On May 14, 1951,
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard
wrote to the U.S. attorney general to plead for help in fending off a Communist conspiracy, dedicated, he averred, to destroying him. "When, when, when," he wrote, "will we have a roundup?" Rambling through
seven single-spaced typewritten pages
, the letter was, to all appearances, the heartfelt cry of a troubled man. A successful science fiction writer in the 1940s, L. Ron Hubbard, as he signed himself, had gone on to bigger things. ...
May 10, 1978 Advertising // Scientology campaign for Basic Book — New York Times More: select.nytimes.com, link
Philip H. Dougherty
New York Times
Having discovered that there is nothing quite like advertising for keeping an idea alive, the Churches of Scientology in 21 markets will begin on Monday a TV ad campaign for "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," a 28-year-old book written by the church's founder, L. Ron Hubbard. Collectively they will be spending about $650,000 during the remainder of the year, on the TV and on radio and magazine advertising, according to George Chelekis, public relations director of the New York ...
May 20, 1977 The return of the scientologists — The Age (Australia)
Sep 1, 1976 "Poor Man's Psychoanalysis?": Observation on Dianetics — The Zetetic More: link
The sociology of marginal medicine is a neglected field of endeavor. There exist only a mere handful of brief accounts of unorthodox therapeutic practices and their development in Western societies. I shall seek, therefore, to provide a contribution to this scant literature, in the belief that such studies are not only of intrinsic interest but also provide insight into a number of strains and tensions generated by advanced industrial societies and into some of the less orthodox methods of coping with ...
Apr 5, 1976 A Sci-Fi Faith — TIME Magazine
The mystery began to unfold last fall in sleepy, sun-drenched Clearwater, Fla. The Southern Land Development and Leasing Corp. decided to buy the 270-room Fort Harrison Hotel, a downtown landmark, and a nearby bank building. Southern Land stated that the hotel would stay open, but another spokesman announced that it would become a center for the United Churches of Florida, a new ecumenical outfit that soon won endorsement from twelve local clergymen. When 200 tight-lipped strangers moved into the hotel, rumors ...
Apr 4, 1976 Scientology: the 'Astounding' fiction that became fact — St. Petersburg Times (Florida) More:
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