THE FABLE -- HOLLYWOOD, SATANISM, SCIENTOLOGY & SUICIDE
Every possible effort, pressure, and sales tactic is brought to bear on existing celebrity membership to recruit other new celebrities into Scientology. Celebrities are heavily indoctrinated to their duty and responsibility of recruiting new celebrities.
They also are expected to constantly promote and talk about Scientology. Recruiting and other Scientology-promoting activities proves their loyalty to the organization, and approves their security clearance to go to the next secret level.
Celebrity activity is closely monitored. If they don't promote Scientology in their media coverage, or if they don't promote it at their events, or do special events for Scientology, their loyalty is questioned. The following are three examples of Scientology celebrity endorsements and promotions:
"It's nice to know you can be a cause of your life as well as an effect," convert John Travolta, 23, says of his Scientology training. "It's a logical and very sane way of living. I don't get upset as easily as I used to. I don't think I could have handled my success as well without it."
From 'The Auditor": The Monthly Journal of Scientology -AOSH ANZO 136. "The Road To Freedom" album of LRH songs released on CD! Attendees of the 23rd of June event were able to snap up the brand new edition of "The Road To Freedom" album, now available on CD and cassette. This album features such leading artists as John Travolta, Chick Corea, Julia Migenes, Karen Black, Nicky Hopkins, Amanda Ambrose, Gayle Moran, and Leif Garrett. This album is a unique and highly enjoyable collection of songs composed by L. Ron Hubbard to impart to the listener some of the basic knowledge that Scientology offers. Whilst viewed as controversial by those who seek to oppose man's spiritual freedom, the lyrics on this album offer answers to questions man has asked for eons."
Kirstie Alley is active in disseminating a new 47-page booklet on ways to preserve the environment. The booklet, entitled "Cry Out," was named after a Hubbard song, and was produced by Author Services Inc., his literary agency. Author Services is controlled by influential Scientologists. In April, Alley provided nationwide exposure for the illustrated booklet (which mentions Hubbard but not Scientology) when she unveiled it on the popular Arsenio Hall Show. Since then, it has been distributed to prominent environmental groups throughout the U.S.
Although the advertising isn't finished yet, the new campaign includes a half-hour "documercial" entitled "The Problem of Life." It dramatizes a couple who are looking for answers to the questions of life," a spokesman said, such as: What's it all about? Where are we going? Wouldn't it be good to have a job that is fulfilling? The couple unsuccessfully visits a doctor, a psychotherapist and a marriage counselor. "At the end, they find out Scientology could provide the answers," the spokeswoman said. The documercial ends with a 10-minute direct-sales pitch from Jeff Pomerantz, the soap-opera star (best known for his role in the "Dynasty" series), who is one of the church's several celebrity members.
Celebrities are not only pushing Scientology and Scientology's non religious alter ego Dianetics for multilevel marketing like commissions, they are also heavily pushing the Scientology front groups, like Narconon, the Way to Happiness, Applied Scholastics, and others.
A partial list of front groups set up and directly or indirectly controlled by Scientology, and which are involved in recruiting for Scientology, or covertly or overtly attacking adversaries or defending Scientology, includes:
Scientology's Front Groups play an important role. Scientology set up reform groups shortly after Hubbard, in 1966, wrote:
"Churches are looked upon as reform groups. Therefore we must act like a reform group."
Scientology and Dianetics are held in such disrepute that in public Scientology must use front groups to defend it, speak for it, and attack its enemies. Internal confidential documents seized by the F.B.I. show that social reform activities were designed primarily to attack critics publicly from the safe and respectable position of a humane social reform group.
An example of Hubbard's thinking on this matter is policy directive HCO PL 12 January 1973 "The Safe Point":
"...Rule l...Get in a safe place and speak up. It is necessary of course to have a safe place to get into, from which one can in safety speak up. One cannot defend himself in a point that has no defenses...Thus the Safe Point takes consideration over Active Defense...a special unit must be set up and run at full steam to make a safe point and gain viable PR Area Control over all publics in the area...The PR Area Control action in a new area can go so far as to create in the area of whole past and future track for the activity being established. It can make it sound old-fashioned, stable, reliable, expert, productive..."
The Scientology social reform front groups fulfill Hubbard's directives to a "T." Very few people will attack a social reform group, so Scientology now has its "Safe Point" from which these groups can get its own propaganda messages across.
Celebrities are expected to do charity events for the front groups of Scientology. These front group charity events serve as very successful invisible recruiting forums for other non Scientology celebrities.
Here's how it works. One Scientology celebrity "innocently" contacts another non-Scientology celebrity and says, "How would you like to do a charity event with me to help raise money for drug rehabilitation?" Then the other celebrity usually agrees.
He or she has no idea that it's a Scientology front group recruiting group like Narconon or the Way To Happiness Foundation, or one of their ecological or other Scientology front groups. Because the front group's name sounds established credible, stable, reliable, etc. and the goal of the charity event sounds benign and worthwhile, the non-Scientology celebrities get sucked in to inadvertently having their names used to promote in association with the Scientology front groups. Then to make things even worse, they individually become the target of the powerful and manipulative celebrity-recruiting machine if they attend the event.
Lee Brown, the U.S. Marshals, and William Bennett -- Clinton's Drug czar -- all got scammed by the Narconon program, and a bunch of Scientology celebrities helped con the U.S. Marshals into endorsing Narconon and Scientology. When the U.S. Marshals found out what this was about, they withdrew it. A similar case is William Bennett, the drug czar, who got stung by the Narconon program because a bunch of celebrities were promoting "Keep Off Drugs." When he put his name in it he had no idea that it was a Scientology celebrity front action.
Gov. Jim Edgar rescinded a proclamation that declared March 13 as "L. Ron Hubbard Day" in Illinois in honor of the late founder of the Church of Scientology. Gubernatorial proclamations traditionally are issued to honor deeds of individuals at the request of a variety of organizations. Edgar aides said the Hubbard proclamation "slipped through the cracks" and was issued without any thought surrounding the controversial author and church founder.
In his original proclamation, issued Feb. 28, Edgar said Hubbard's "writings on the mind and human spirit have helped millions of people lead better lives. His literary works have enriched the lives of many readers." But Tuesday, Edgar issued only a one-sentence proclamation, stating that his original proclamation was rescinded.
Another Scientology-linked group, the Concerned Businessmen's Association of America, holds anti-drug contests and awards $5,000 grants to schools as a way to recruit students and curry favor with education officials. West Virginia Senator John D. Rockerfeller IV unwittingly commended the CBAA in 1987 on the Senate floor.
An October 1990 news release from the church [of Scientology], said Senator John McCain and Reps. Jon Kyl, John Rhodes, Bob Stump, and then Rep. Morris Udall had written to the IRS asking it to explain why it was targeting Scientologists. "I find it hard to believe these guys didn't have a clue. Then again God hasn't blessed us with the brightest politicians," said a writer at the Arizona Republic on June 29, 1991.
In the beginning of the recruiting process, for celebrities and non celebrities alike, Scientology uses personality and other tests to cull out which target members are the most suggestible from the least suggestible. These tests and exercises inform Scientology staff about who can and can't be put into hypnotic trance. If a person can't go in a trance, they usually don't stay in Scientology long, because almost all of Scientology's techniques are based upon covert hypnosis and the increased suggestibility hypnosis produces.
The celebrities who are still in Scientology have passed the hypnotic suggestibility culling process. That is not to say that celebrities are statistically any more hypnotically suggestible than anyone else in the population. It just means that through its clever culling process, Scientology has isolated them and has "worked" their other vulnerabilities to establish and maintain their control over the celebrity.
In the next step of the recruiting process, Scientology celebrities are bombarded with hyped-up, hypnosis imbalanced "success stories." Moments after completing every suggestion-pregnant hypnotic Scientology counseling session, the celebrity targets are then REQUIRED to write their own glowing "success stories." (In many of these counseling sessions, Scientology buries the hypnotic suggestion for the intended result in the questions being asked.)
After their own "counseling" sessions, celebrities are taken to a public area and admiration bombed for their Scientology success. They are NOT allowed to have any objective testing time after they have been put in the covert hypnosis to verify the legitimacy of what's happened to them.
Then they are controlled by social pressure by having signed their names to glowing unverified testimonials. Very few people will later admit that they signed or claimed something that wasn't true or fairly tested. It is just too embarrassing for most people to admit they were so thoroughly conned or controlled.
Gradually, but methodically, Scientology will try to directly or indirectly isolate the celebrity from anyone who is not in the pro-Scientology camp. First Scientologists do it by just occupying as much of the celebrity's 24 hour day as possible. They get the celebrity to lots of courses and events, and wherever possible they surround them with as many fellow Scientologists as they can.
Soon the celebrities are seeing less and less of their old non-Scientology friends, and these old relationships seem less and less important. If the celebrity starts having any problems with their old non Scientology girlfriends or mates, they will often find that "miraculously" attractive Scientology females or males directly or indirectly will start to befriend them. Numerous celebrities have ended up dumping their old girlfriends or wives and marrying Scientology staff members because of these deliberate isolation and manipulative befriending efforts.
The goal of a Celebrity center staff member is to occupy and control every part of the celebrity's life and resources. By unwritten de facto policy, the most attractive Scientology staff are assigned to the Celebrity Center public areas. When the non-Scientology wife or husband or girlfriend or business associate of some celebrity sees them getting involved in Scientology, one of the first things they notice is how Scientology is baiting the individual to change their non-Scientology friendly sexual, emotional or business relationship partners.
Of course this is not a problem - at least initially - if you decide to become a Scientologist to keep your current relationship. For example, Tom Cruise's new wife, the striking, red-headed Aussie actress Nicole Kidman, used to tell her friends that she was upset by the assertive American Scientologists always hanging around Cruise. She was particularly displeased at their behavior during the Cruises' wedding, last Christmas Eve in Telluride, Colorado. By late March, however, after wrapping with Billy Bathgate, with Dustin Hoffman, Kidman now was saying she had made peace with Scientology. "She was very open about it."
In Scientology there's a heavy emphasis on confessions. The celebrities get hooked into telling their "crimes" under the guise of obtaining emotional guilt relief. Great efforts are made to get the celebrities to confess all of their sins, all of their crimes, all of their sexual habits. Scientology then records, and in some cases videotapes these confessions.
Scientology is smart enough to know that when the celebrities confess such embarrassing and incriminating things, it allows powerful control over them, because if it was made public it could destroy their careers. What the celebrities don't know is that there are secret internal Scientology policies that were seized in the FBI raid where it states that the intelligence people are under strict policy orders to use this information if needed. If somebody starts to go against Scientology, the intelligence people grab their confessions, and imply, hint or state that the materials out of the confessions will be leaked. (See G.O. order 121669 which allows reading of PC files to gather information to use against the person. The FBI seized many incriminating summaries of PC files cullings.)
From a former member: "While Case Supervisor in 1978 at the Celebrity Center Mission in Las Vegas, Bruce Hamilton of the Las Vegas Guardian's Office came to see me and asked me to go through my PC (preclears) files and to provide him with any information which had been disclosed in auditing sessions which I thought would be helpful to control the person and would be 'helpful to his cause.' When I disagreed with these 'Gestapo type tactics,' he told me that these orders came 'directly from Los Angeles,' or 'this comes directly from Clearwater,' and that if I didn't comply, it would be 'treason.'"
From another former member's deposition (Andre Tabayoyon): "Tom Cruise's p.c. (pre-clear) folder was kept in the Gold case supervision (c/s) office which I had access to as a security missionaries. It contains supposedly confidential information derived during auditing sessions. However, the contents of such pre-clear folders have been culled and used against people. It is my opinion, based on my Scientology training, education and experience, that such information is collected by the Scientology organization in order to be able to exert control and influence over people such as Tom Cruise or John Travolta should they ever attempt to leave the Scientology organization."
The Travolta story is a good example of this tactic. John Travolta has long served as an unofficial Scientology spokesman, even though he told a magazine in 1983 that he was opposed to the church's management. High-level defectors claim that Travolta has long feared that if he defected, details of his homosexual and bisexual life would be made public.
"He (Travolta) felt pretty intimidated about this getting out and told me so," recalls William Franks, the church's former chairman of the board. "There were no outright threats made, but it was implicit. If you leave, they immediately start digging up everything." Franks was driven out in 1981 after attempting to reform the church.
From another Scientology member and former head of security: Richard Aznaran, recalls Scientology ringleader Miscavige repeatedly joking to staffers about Travolta's allegedly promiscuous homosexual behavior. (It is curious to note that when Scientology recently sued Time magazine for a critical article on Scientology which mentioned Travolta's homosexuality, they did not list this as one of the article's slanders.)
Celebrities with sexual secrets -- or any type of secrets -- should adopt the firm policy to NEVER under any circumstances CONFESS ANYTHING to Scientology. What control would Scientology have if Lisa Marie Presley gets Michael Jackson to confess everything that happened concerning the child molesting charges against him?