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Jul 21, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology responds to News-Herald articles — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
by Rev. August Murphy President Church of Scientology of San Francisco (Editor's note: In its investigation of the Church of Scientology, the News-Herald has repeatedly attempted to interview members of the Church in order to present a balanced picture of the subject. Scientology officials from San Francisco met with the News-Herald ''briefly and provided a great deal of written information about the Church, but have refused to be interviewed on the record. Officials from the Scientology mission in Santa Rosa also ...
Jul 14, 1982
Inside Scientology: Secret agents for a church — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
"Theseus and his comrade Pirithous in their descent to Hades . . . sat down to rest for a while, only to find that they had grown to the rocks and could not rise." — Carl Jung, Modern Man In Search Of A Soul Ford and Andrea Schwartz are a typical American couple, perhaps. They're 33 and 28 years old, respectively, and they live in a middle-class apartment in Concord. A Volkswagen van rests in the carport. Their three-year-old son likes ...
Jul 14, 1982
Inside Scientology: Son of Scientology — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
He's been called the Son of Scientology. His name has been changed from L. Ron Hubbard, Jr., to Ron DeWolf, and he's the firstborn son of the former science fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology. It's been 23 years since hes seen his father, and he suspects that the founder of what many people call a destructive cult may, in truth, be dead. "To be perfectly frank, my life's been pretty much of a disaster and a miserable mess ...
Jul 7, 1982
Inside Scientology: "Attack the Attacker" — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Several former policies of the Church of Scientology, founded by L. Ron Hubbard, have persistently tainted its public image. Scientologists say these policies were either "jokes" from the very beginning, or were misunderstood by the public — and in any case they have all been canceled. Most of these policies involve ways the Church deals with people it has labeled "Potential Trouble Sources" and "Suppressive Persons." The latter are "those who are destructively antisocial" or those who "actively seek to suppress ...
Jul 7, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology versus the Merchants of Chaos — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Throughout its nearly 30 years of existence, the Church of Scientology has had problems with its image in the media. Newspaper articles have called it a "bizarre brain-washing cult" founded by a former science fiction writer. Television coverage of recent hearings in Clearwater, Florida — home of the Church's U.S. headquarters — emphasized testimony that the group's founder, L. Ron Hubbard, is in hiding and, according to his son, might even be dead. And the Reader's Digest recently printed two controversial ...
Jun 30, 1982
Inside Scientology: Conclusions? // "Thanks", Ron, but no thanks" — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
What was good about Scientology's Comm Course? Well, the "Confronting" — staring at someone and not moving — wasn't too bad. Done in moderation, and after my eyes stopped hurting, I treated it as just a form of relaxing meditation. But too many of the TRs in the Comm Course seem to me to be geared toward learning how to not communicate — to wear a robotic, emotionless mask. According to Hubbard, "The only reason a person gives up a study ...
Jun 30, 1982
Inside Scientology: Is it mind control? // Exports say yes / "Ridiculous charges" — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Yes... The Church of Scientology (which was founded by L. Ron Hubbard and operates a mission in Santa Rosa) is often charged with using mind control techniques to obtain and maintain the loyalty and resources of its members. Scientology officials, as well as many Scientology church members, scoff at these charges, insisting their practices and teachings are designed to liberate the mind, not enslave it. But Ford Schwartz, a longtime Scientologist and later a "deprogrammer" for the Freedom Counseling Center in ...
Jun 30, 1982
Inside Scientology: Scientology's "Bullbaiting" // You flunk if you laugh — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
I sat in a stiff-backed chair. I had no thoughts, no fears, no hopes — or at least I tried to feel that way. I didn't look at the room around me, or hear the other people talking, or notice the roar of traffic floating through the window. I simply stared deep into the eyes of the young man who sat facing me. I stared at him, motionless, and was there, and confronted him, and didn't react — just as I'd ...
Jun 23, 1982
Inside Scientology: "Merchant of chaos" takes Scientology course — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Part 3 in a series "You can start tonight," said Diana as I handed her $45 in cash. She gave me some change and quickly filled out two receipts — one for the course itself and the other for a book, Scientology: A New Slant on Life by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology. "Thank you for contributing to the expansion of Scientology," read the receipts. And on the back, in red, was printed "The True Story of ...
Jun 16, 1982
Inside Scientology: "Unstable" reporter discovers "high I.Q." — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
Reporter Flunks Test Taking a Scientology test, reporter Dennis Wheeler got both good and bad news. He has a "high I.Q." and an "unstable" personality. See story below. —– Okay, maybe I'm not Mister Wonderful. And I do have a fault or two — a couple of minor defects in my character, maybe a moment or two of irritability. But Joanna, the woman facing me across a desk, was showing me scientific proof — verified by my own answers to a ...
Jun 16, 1982
Inside Scientology: Cult or religion? — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
"To try to stop people from listening, the Chaos Merchant has to use words like 'cult,' " says L. Ron Hubbard (founder of the Church of Scientology) of his enemies. "That's a closed group, whereas Scientology is the most open group on Earth to anyone." Cult or religion? Scientology has been called both. A note prefacing most of Hubbard's books defines Scientology as "a religious philosophy containing pastoral counseling procedures intended to assist an individual to gain greater self-confidence and personal ...
Jun 16, 1982
Inside Scientology: The introductory lecture — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
(Editor's note: One of the first steps in the Church of Scientology's "Communications Course" is an introductory lecture. In Santa Rosa, it's offered every Monday and Wednesday evening at the Scientology headquarters at 721 Mendocino Avenue. Following is a description of the event.) On this particular evening, virtually no one showed up for Scientology's free lecture. So I was an audience of one, listening attentively to a young woman named Joanna, but feeling a little self-conscious. I sat on a stiff-backed ...
Jun 9, 1982
Inside Scientology: Is it a religion, a science fiction fantasy, or just another cult? — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Author(s): Dennis Wheeler
Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
The year was 1950. The book was Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, written by a 39-year-old "pulp" writer of science fiction, L. Ron Hubbard. A few months earlier, Hubbard had outlined the book's tenets in a magazine called Astounding Science Fiction. And a year before that, at a lecture for science fiction writers, Hubbard had mused, "Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wanted to make a million dollars, the best way would be ...
Jun 9, 1982
Inside Scientology: The story of Scientology might make a great movie — News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
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Source: News-Herald (Santa Rosa, California)
The film would star a former science fiction writer named L. Ron Hubbard who founded a religion — or what his critics call a "cult." Also included in the cast would be Charles Manson, John Travolta, numerous former cultists turned "deprogrammers," and billions of Thetans, or immortal beings trapped in "meat bodies" on the planet earth — and don't forget Hubbard's renegade son, who works in a Nevada casino and suspects his father is either dead or hopelessly insane. Scenery in ...
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