The Real Costs of Joining the Church of Scientology | Sapling.com

Please note that this article was taken down after the website owners/company was threatened by the sinister, insidious, law-breaking, psychological abusive CULT of Scientology, of a huge lawsuit. Therefore it has been mirrored. Too bad, ‘church’, you can’t erase what was posted to the internet.

Original URL: https://www.sapling.com/12675535/the-real-costs-of-joining-the-church-of-scientology

Suing me would prove my point, including millions more. The tekch doesn’t work, OT powers don’t exist, or I wouldn’t have typed this.

“Most of us were a little taken aback when Tom Cruise jumped on the couch on The Oprah Winfrey Show over his love for then new girlfriend, Katie Holmes. We knew he was a Scientologist, but because of the mystery surrounding the religion, we didn’t know whether any of his behavior had to do with Scientology or if he was just a bit off (don’t forget that argument with Matt Lauer about psychiatry).But the secrets of this mysterious “religion,” with celebrities like Cruise and John Travolta as the unofficial spokesmen, have been revealed over time.

First, there was a South Park episode that detailed parts of Scientology’s doctrine in 2005. It was shocking for Non-Scientologists to learn the doctrine that only Scientologists of the highest levels are privy to. This is what the big secret was? Something that could be out of a sci-fi novel? The gist is: Frozen galactic Lord Xenu sent other frozen aliens to earth 75 million years ago and put them in volcanoes. These volcanoes then exploded and now these souls float around to cling to us and cause us pain and problems in our current lives. Scientology’s aim would be to rid us of those once frozen aliens so we could become “clear.”

Which brings us to 2015 and the award winning documentary Going Clear (based on a book of the same name) that completely shredded the veil that separated the general public from the secrets of Scientology. Former members and experts –like The New Yorker writer and author of the book Going Clear, Lawrence Wright – revealed everything from the full doctrine, to disconnection (a form of shunning), to auditing, to billion year contracts minors can sign, to “the hole” as a form of punishment (it’s even worse than it sounds), and other abuses.

But this past year, it would be Leah Remini, a former Scientologist, who would focus specifically on the abuses Scientology has committed in Scientology and the Aftermath, as well as focusing on the mindset of people in the religion and why they do not leave when abused. Just this week, the show was renewed by A&E for a second season, undoubtedly making some parts of Hollywood very unhappy.

Whether Scientology is a religion or a cult is debatable (and people do debate it). But one thing that differentiates it from other religions is the cost. You must pay to “move up the bridge.” Scientology also makes certain promises at each level, motivating people to pay to move up “the bridge” and even pressuring people to pay to “to help save the planet.” So, what does it cost if you aren’t a celebrity but want to be a Scientologist? And what do you get for your money?

Remini has claimed she has spent millions of dollars, but that the average person pays over a quarter of a million dollars in their lifetime (as well as spending hours each day studying their teachings).

The books

There are twelve basic books a Scientologist needs to buy. These cost about $4,000. But there is a catch. Every time there is an update to the books (as in oh, we missed this part of L. Ron Hubbard’s writings last time but now it’s fixed), a Scientologist needs to buy a new set. Apparently, this happens quite often. There is also pressure to buy sets to donate to libraries as well as to buy CDs and lectures from the now deceased founder’s, L. Ron Hubbard, teachings.

Scientology 101

The most basic level courses can cost as little as $15 to $35. Remini says these courses are used to hook people so that eventually they will pay a much steeper price to reach higher levels in the religion. Frankly, it’s good business sense not to ask for much at the beginning. It’s only once people are fully entrenched that the bills start to mount.

The Bridge

In order to become “clear” and reach complete spiritual enlightenment, one has to climb “The Bridge to Total Freedom.” These courses are about $650 each but there are a lot of them and they can also require hours of studying. Some courses, Remini claims, require studying from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m seven days a week.

The upside? Once you get to the higher levels like Remini did, you’re promised that you can move things with your mind or even cure cancer. Former members, like Remini, claim they never experienced such this, though.

Auditing

The simplest way to explain auditing is to call it therapy, but that is not wholly accurate. It involves a machine called the E-Meter (which is technically one-half of a lie detector test) that Scientologists believe has the capability to measure the mass of thoughts.

The auditor is able to read the E-Meter to tell if an individual is “clear” or not. The church charges around $800 per hour and auditing is a necessary part of moving up The Bridge. You can’t skip it.

The church may also require you to do extra auditing if they think you are committing “transgressions.” Many types of religions require you to make amends or confess if you have erred or sinned. But they don’t charge you $800 an hour to do it. By the way, it may be $800 an hour but a minimum session is two and a half hours long.

And that’s just the bare bones. Members are pressured to give to certain Scientology causes and to constantly continue up the bridge. Once you reach the highest levels, you would still require auditing.

Since the Church of Scientology has tax exemption status – hence their do or die rally against the IRS in the 1993 – their coffers are full AF of cash they don’t have to pay taxes on. If you think it’s messed up, then don’t miss Leah Remini’s next season of Scientology and the Aftermath. According to Remini and the victims on the show, the money is the smallest abuse this “church” commits against its followers.”

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Where the heck is shelly miscavige? Is she being held hostage by scientology?

I am really now getting concerned. Why isn’t she found anywhere, could she be held hostage or against her will at Gold Base, or some other place where stashes of gold and riches are hidden by L. Ron Hubbard from the law? I wonder… Just wonder when somebody is going to blow and speak out… IT NEEDS TO HAPPEN I TELL YOU!! This CANNOT keep being left untouched by the major media or gossip newspapers and online blogging websites.

WE NEED TO ALL WORK TOGETHER AND FIND HER! If she is being held against her will, or even worse… DEAD!! Then david miscavige will need to explain EVERYTHING and GO TO FUCKING JAIL for that. Now.. How would it have an affect on the cult as a whole? Would it wake them all up? I doubt it and likely a new “leader” would be set in place, then david would be thrown in the RPF upon getting out. Who knows… Just wait until then, until it happens, until the cult implodes and nothing else exists for them.

All we know is, shelly needs to be found. She needs to be freed, she needs to ESCAPE and she needs to tell her story!!

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Re-Blogged: Justice For Janine (from worldcultwatch.org)

Reblogged from source: http://worldcultwatch.org/justice-for-janine/

The church of Scientology promised her a cure for dyslexia using Tom Cruise as an example.  Instead, she had 18 years of her life and her sanity ripped away.
We ask that you please help make this post go viral so that justice can finally be done for this family.

Ex Scientologists, Anons and people who just care about justice who live in South Africa and around the world who can help with free legal advise, helping to set up legal funding in S/A, and people who want to help in other ways, please contact me through the Contact the Author button at the top of this page and leave me your name, e-mail address and how you can help, so I can send it along to Jane.

Jane contacted me and said “I am at my wits end and don’t know what to do.  I have never exposed these crimes.  Besides this they also owe me about 200 Thousand Rand which they refuse to refund.”

She goes on to say “I, live in Cape Town, and am the 62-year old mother of  a 40-year old severely dyslexic daughter Janine, (which disability leaves her functionally illiterate and innumerate and which has increased in severity after being trapped in the cult for 18 years, without life-or work experience, despite the fact that she has mostly spent all of that time on paid services.)”

I asked Jane about her experience in Scientology.  She told me, “I was in for 12 months. I met David Miscavige at St hill. That did it – I was not in for years and years thus not a blind ‘follower’.   That was way back in 1993, but my daughter was stuck in the cult for all these years, until June 2009, when she literally fled in terror one night, from her marital home, taking her 6 year old daughter with her.  Since 1993 I kept a low profile to prevent disconnection.  I thought that the ‘weirdness’ that I detected in the cult, was unique to my family.  I only really found out (that my family was not alone in this boat) in July 2009, when I connected to the Internet to search for the email address of ‘The International Justice Chief’’ – but I found more than what I bargained for when I typed into Google ‘Justice / Scientology’.

I asked her to tell me about Janine.  She responded:

Janine and Trinity in happier times.
“She is currently separated from her husband (Ian Nel, a Patron who lives in Johannesburg with his girlfriend).  Janine is a gentle, trusting soul, but I can testify to the most shocking abuse of my disabled daughter – information that came to my attention since 2009, and especially last year – just before my daughter eventually succumbed under the stressors of 4 years – of being ‘fair gamed’ which lead to her having a devastating nervous breakdown in August 2012, from which she has not yet recovered.  If she was still ‘on lines’ when this happened – I know without a shadow of doubt she would have suffered the same fate as Lisa McPherson. I stood by her side in hospital, day and night and at a moment’s notice as she was hospitalized for four months. 
I am now the voice for my daughter, of her extreme abuse in the hands of the cult and her Patron husband.  A life not lived.  At nineteen, my daughter’s life, and her dreams ended in reality, as she was kept under the complete life and mind control – of this Multi-National Corporation trading it’s ‘Science of the mind’ services here in SA.”

She wrote the following to another friend, X-Women radio show host Colleen aka Sautez, online:

At the age of 19, I enrolled my daughter at the “Dianetics Centre’ (not knowing it was the Church of Scientology in disguise) – to be cured of dyslexia.  At the time, I was assured that Tom Cruise was cured of the same disability by the Church. My daughter remained ‘on lines’ mostly full time for the past 18 years, which in the end became a desperate bid for her to become ‘clear’ – to be acceptable as a human being to her husband (of 15 years) as her ‘state of clear’ – had become his pre-requisite for him to treat her, or to consider her as ‘a proper wife’. 

She begged me to help her financially, to go clear – and in Jan. 2009 I paid for her to have 156 hours of NED auditing in Cape Town, and she came the thousand miles from Johannesburg to receive these services in Cape Town.  Her husband demanded a divorce, as he had met a new woman. She was devastated and begged the church of Scientology to help her. 

Once on PAID SERVICES in Cape Town – instead of administering the paid for auditing services to her, (to go ‘clear’)  she was put on ‘ethics handlings’. Her crime? She communicated. After an absence form Cape Town of two and a half years, people greeted her with ‘how are you Janine.’ And her answer was to the effect, of ‘not well, my heart has been ripped out, my husband is committing adultery, and I am here for auditing to fix up the scene.’ The ‘ethics handlings’ carried on for three months, and she was amongst other things required to paint the church’s doors and windows – whilst her life fell apart. Not once was she given one hour’s worth of counseling to help her overcome her emotional distress during the entire three months. 

Thus done so, Janine became trapped by the church in Cape Town painting walls – whilst the new woman shared her marital bed back home. By the end of March, she was allowed to go home to fetch her child back into her care, after agreeing to the divorce. She wrote to the church in Johannesburg, asking for help to get protection, as she was afraid of her husband. Instead of help, the Church of Scientology pulled quite a few strings to cater for her husband’s wishes not to let Janine recover her child back into her care, to Janine’s horror and really no understanding of legal process or her civil or even human rights being violated – the crunch came when her eternity was threatened if she did not sign ‘holiday papers’ in her husband’s favor for their child. The latter papers came to light to have been ‘primary custody papers’ that Janine being dyslexic, signed under duress. 

After 18 years, my daughter was left homeless, stripped of the right to be her child’s mother, and having lived in a bubble for 18 years – she has no life experience or any work experience, and still dyslexic, which disability leaves her unable to express herself in writing or to work with numbers. 

 

Note:  I have written this poem as a dedication by Janine to her daughter, after the child was literally taken from her arms, by Urgent High Court Order – obtained by her Patron husband – based on deceit, lies, make-believe-scenarios’, insinuations, and by slandering Janine’s name.  Janine did not have money to defend herself in the High Court, and this was also the last time, that Janine could be a mother to her own six year old child.   Her daughter is now ten and a half years old. 

To Trinity

I love you little girl, more than words can say
And each day I pray
That you will be returned to me one day.

We were together, only a fleeting few years
When Sacred Malice decreed 
and the Church of Scientology took you away
You were torn out of my arms indeed 
But not from my heart and I have cried so many tears
My heart ripped open by Sacred Betrayal, decreed that I had no say.
Terrified and numbed I could not speak 
Of this a most Sacred evil deed. 

Gripped in a Sacred Vice, years turned into more years
My little girl, we had only fleeting moments to play 
As mommy had a Sacred Study at night and day
To become Clear for daddy to consider me okay.

But – It was not to be 
On that day when he replaced me with another she
A Sacred Patron with Money was he
The one with nothing but dyslexia was me
And the Sacred Stat calculated my fate conspired to be
In whispered Sacred betrayal that I was never to see 
My little girl or her mommy continued to be.

Now that you are gone 
Remember your blood is running through my veins
And for a wisp in time 
Your little star could shine 
Little princess of mine
When we were as one 
Reading stories each night 
Of adventures and little Bo Beep 
Until drifting off to sleep
I kissed you on your cheek
before I turned off the light
and you said ‘love you mummy, nite-nite.’ 

Little princess of mine
I can’t turn back the hands of time
Although you live a thousand miles away 
you will forever live in my heart every day.

I still talk to you 
I ask the angels to watch over you
And wonder if their wings you hear
Sometimes I feel you so very near
I listen to you whisper in my ear
‘Mommy I love you”
Even in my dreams I talk to you I do
And I can put my arms around you 
And wipe away those tears 
When you sob for your mommy I have been told
And beg to see me to have and to hold.

How can I say good-bye my little Trin-trin?
I am your mommy and my life is with you
I have nothing else to give you – but my love
It is for you and is yours to keep.

I ask the angels to take my place to keep you night and day
To watch over you when you sleep
And put that last kiss upon your cheek. 
I love you my little girl – more than words can say.

Won’t you please help?

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Another leak, another *misdelivered* Scientology package sent to Anonymous!

Okay, so I slaved over taking a bunch of photos INCLUDING a long video (lower resolution photos within it, up to 1080p) and scans. The links are below and like anything else, ANONYMOUS DELIVERS!!

Link to VIDEO: The Video of the Leak

Links to scans:
https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7485177_785_633197037
https://www.sugarsync.com/pf/D7485177_785_633191313

Links to photos:













































http://a.yfrog.com/img4/8645/d53w.jpg

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That scientology protest

So it started off with one anon at the usual location, in front of the Org, they didn’t close the blinds, that is, until the second showed up, when I started yelling through the megaphone before being told to move across the street by the country style owner. I moved back across with the other anon upon his arrival, made late due to transit delays and construction.

Once I started shouting at over 180 Db, Mario closed the doors, it had no effect, I kept it up every so often and people were looking. We talked to some critics and some handlers, it was quite amusing to say the least and for one thing, it actually was more entertaining than the last one. One anon, barely gets any attention, when there’s two or more, then people notice.

The handler got handled by us and also got ripped apart by a critic, he eventually got too nervous and left. Are we too much to handle? Lol. I guess we were. There also was a section of the video (that I caught) of two people going the wrong way through a one-way street. What a bunch of assholes. They’ll be on the web in that video too. I thought to myself, “what were they thinking?”, If they wanted to cause an accident, that was the bad idea, it wouldn’t have been a smart one either.

VIDEO:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEDsRH3o7KU
  • All in all, a great turnout. Looking forward to the next one.

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