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Dec 25, 1994 Scientology fiction: The church's war against its critics -- and truth — Washington Post More:
link May 5, 1993 Cult lures Aussie stars — People (Australia)
Kate Ceberano and Nicole Kidman join Scientology, the fastest-growing religion in the world - and one of the weirdest
Showbiz types find religion - in a church founded by sci-fi writer by Terry Bourke Two showbiz babies are the latest celebrity recruits to the strange Scientology sect. And one is the centre of anger among Elvis Presley fans. The innocent babies know nothing of the controversial cult which will rule their lives - but their parents do. Partners Tom Cruise and ... Dec 8, 1991 Letters and the law — Los Angeles Times (California)
Apr 22, 1991 Church out to even the score — The Age (Australia) More: link
The Age (Australia)
A telex sent in April 1987 to Scientology's Melbourne Office of Special Affairs from its Australian-New Zealand headquarters tracks the church's defensive strategy in response to an investigation by the former television program 'Willesee'. The program was looking at a woman's claim that her trip into the Russell Street headquarters had almost cost her $43,000. The telex spelt out a seven-step program for defusing the story. One course of action was to loudly brand the investigation a "set up". "(The) Church ...
Apr 22, 1991 Scientology's 'degraded beings'; Hubbard's Manual of Justice, or how to avoid dogged reporters — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia) More:
link Jul 15, 1990 Scientologists in dirty tricks campaign — The Sunday Times (UK) More: link
The Sunday Times (UK)
THE Church of Scientology, a religious cult accused of
its devotees, has paid private detectives more than £100,000 to organise a worldwide "dirty tricks" campaign against a Sunday Times journalist. Documents seen by The Sunday Times detail how
, journalist and author of a book on scientology's founder,
L. Ron Hubbard
, has been secretly pursued around the world by investigators and members of the sect for the past three years. A former employee of the church, ...
Jul 1, 1990 Psychiatry and Scientology — The Southern California Psychiatrist More: link
Louis Jolyon West
The Southern California Psychiatrist
The Church of Scientology began as a pseudo-scientific healing cult, Dianetics, described by L. Ron Hubbard, a science fiction writer, in his best-selling book "Dianetics: The Modern science of Mental Health" (1950). At first, Dianetics attracted followers by promising to cure psychiatric and psychosomatic disorders through a procedure called "dianetic auditing," based on pop-psychology, hypnosis, and cybernetics. Hubbard's theory as based on the principle that people can achieve health through abolishing ("clearing") negative influences ("engrams") from their minds by going back ...
Mar 12, 1990 Who is the owner of the written word? — Los Angeles Times (California) More: link
Los Angeles Times (California)
Imagine that a biographer is rummaging through an old trunk. He discovers a previously unseen letter from George Washington to Martha. He unfolds the brittle pages. "Martha, I must tell you, I was fibbing when I said, 'I cannot tell a lie.' " When that hypothetical biography is published, will you, the book buyer, get to read the Founding Father's confession? Hard to say. Last month the Supreme Court refused to review an appeals court ruling that copyright law strictly limits ...
Feb 21, 1990 Curbs stand on unpublished writings — Los Angeles Times (California) More:
link Feb 21, 1990 Justices permit strict curbs on use of unpublished writing — Washington Post
Jan 31, 1990 Judge bars Hubbard biography; cites use of copyrighted works — New York Law Journal
Jan 30, 1990 Judge bars unauthorized biography L. Ron Hubbard — UPI
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