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.”


Atkinson-Baker and Scientology, somebody is very butthurt and trying to wipe it off the face of the internet

There is a quote and it shall be here: Nothing ever gets erased, deleted, purged or white-washed off of the internet.

Apparently Atkinson-Baker thinks they can remove their ties with the cult of Scientology. Uh oh, better lawyer up! it’s not going to happen anytime soon.

A scientology reddit section is making headlines too, and the ones trying to get it removed simply because the name is used in conjunction with scientology, is really becoming quite the lulz fest.

Scientology can never ever EVER take this information down. It never will happen. No matter how many front groups they use, or complaints they make. NOTHING comes down from the internet.

Sorry “church”, but this ain’t happening. Suck on a long one for us, suppressive jerkinovs.

Links:
Why We Protest forums thread https://whyweprotest.net/threads/atkinson-baker-is-scientology-scientology-is-atkinson-baker.131872/

Topic on the scientology subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/scientology/comments/2z7n0q/personal_story_of_interviewing_for_atkinsonbaker/

Truth about Scientology website: http://www.truthaboutscientology.com/stats/by-name/s/sheila-atkinson-baker.html

Tony Ortega’s post: http://www.tonyortega.org/2014/03/17/here-are-the-wealthy-people-keeping-scientology-alive/

Xenu directory: http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/corporate/entity.php?ntt=597

Career bliss: https://www.careerbliss.com/atkinson-baker/reviews/

Leaving scientology blog: https://leavingscientology.wordpress.com/2010/01/01/the-enablers/

Ex-scientologist message board: http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?42081-Atkinson-Baker-and-Scientology

Our Home website exposing the front group: http://www.our-home.org/alanatkinson-baker/

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Many thanks for feedback on typos noticed. Very thankful. Fighting and exposing this insidious cult isn’t easy. We must all do it together! 1951-PRESENT!


reblogged post from an anti-scientology blog that the cult tried to take down, now spread everywhere.

Fraser Kee Scott and Tyler Shields are another of Celebrity Centre International’s “dynamic duos” (yes, that is actually an official Scientology designation at CCI!) Both have an obsession with controversy and scandal and using them to rake in free publicity in order to attract clients with loads of money. But it’s more sinister and insidious than that, because Fraser Kee Scott is the new Reed Slatkin of Scientology.

Here’s the short skinny on these two weirdo masochists and DBs (degraded beings):
Back in the 90′s Fraser was known as a bisexual drug dealer and addict living in Merton and rooming with some gay hustlers and drag queens. Old friends of his claim he was peddling dope and LSD in the gay scene and that he’d get fucking crazy when high – even if he was just smoking pot or doing speed he would get so insane they were terrified and freaked out. Girls were scared of him.

He was living with his mum and something happened that he stopped going overboard with the tweaking and got his family to help him open an art gallery in Wimbledon. It didn’t make any money for a long time and he got back into the tweaking and got obsessed with going to L.A. to become a star. He’d read some stuff about Scientology on the Internet and got the crazy fucked up idea that the cult involved worshipping a god named Xenu in order to gain fame & riches.

He was tweaking so much that he lost touch with reality and didn’t even know what the fuck he was saying. He had some run ins with staff about Celebrity Centre London about this Xenu worshipping thing – they thought he was fucking crazy and they didn’t know what he was ranting about and Fraser had kept shouting about killing himself. A couple of people at CC London took a risk because they knew his family and eventually helped him get clean and got him to see that this Xenu thing was not real.

Of course there is a Xenu character in the secret upper levels of Scientology, but he’s not a god and he’s definitely not worshipped by Scientologists. When they found out he had a gallery, they pushed him to go to the CC headquarters in L.A. and meet up with celebrities there.
Fraser showed up at the Celebrity Centre International in Hollywood for the first time in 2001. He was obsessed with Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Jenna Elfman and really, really wanted to meet them and sell them art.

He gets kicked out by security a few times because they kept catching him hiding in the bushes keeping a look out for Cruise and Travolta. They kept telling him to forget about Tom Cruise because Tom Cruise would never show up at CCI, and that they’d never let him get close enough to John Travolta to even say hello, and that if he was lucky, they might let him loose on Jenna Elfman, because she was always annoying the hell out of everyone and writing KRs (knowledge reports) on staff. According to pc folders and KRs, CCI staff hate Jenna Elfman because they think she is such a wanker and closeted lesbian (her pc folders have lots of lesbian encounters and fantasies and according to a bunch of KRs we’ve seen, she’s alleged to have had inappropriate contact with female staff).

CCI security finally got fed up with Fraser after he was caught hiding in the men’s toilet with a lot of Tom Cruise magazines. He gave them this cock’n’bull story about how he was a hopeless sex and drug addict and the psychs had just ruined his life. After he was sec checked a few dozen times, he was allowed to call himself a Scientologist, but he had to do a lot of work for the Church and sell his soul to Mr. David Miscavige and give almost his entire annual salary to the IAS for the rest of his life: a slave to Scientology.

He agreed and they introduced him to the Helnwein family and he had sordid affairs with both Renata Helnwein (Gottfried Helnwein’s wife) and Mercedes Helnwein (Gottfried’s daughter) for several years. Fraser helped make Mercedes Helnwein a pop star in the Los Angeles and London art worlds (which netted Scientology tens of thousands of dollars in IAS profits), and he suckered Damien Hirst into buying a bunch of her drawings (most of the cash going to the IAS as usual).

Any money Fraser makes goes straight to the International Association of Scientologists, of which he is employed as a public registrar. Fraser also works as a part‐time registrar and bookstore officer for the Church of Scientology London. He’s not allowed to keep his own money and Fraser gets a weekly allowance and monthly bonuses from International Management if he does well (just like real Sea Org members, except he’s not one).

Funny thing is that Fraser has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in income for the Church in the USA and has never paid a dime to the IRS, Los Angeles County, or City of Los Angeles tax agencies! Allegations regarding the reasons his Wimbledon gallery was shut down was because of tax troubles and refusing to pay any tax or VAT in the UK. For such a successful businessman he is also on the run from his creditors and former business partners whom he allegedly swindled like Reed Slatkin. Fraser was once overheard calling Slatkin a “brilliant genius” and that he’d “love to learn how Reed took those poor sods for a ride”.

Fraser “discovered” Tyler Shields slumming himself on MySpace in the mid‐2000s. According to Fraser’s confessionals (which are supposed to be secret, but since you’re reading this shit here, it obviously ain’t secret), back then Tyler Shields was hustling in gay bars and doing some amateur porn. Fraser claimed that Tyler was a meth head and that he and Tyler had “tweaked” together and had some fun at speed parties. Fraser kept getting into trouble with Scientology Ethics because of his hanging out at gay bars (where he claims to really hooked up with Tyler) and doing speed and cocaine.

International Management was disgusted that Fraser and Tyler were bisexual, but decided to give Fraser a second chance if he could clean up his act and stop hanging out with Tyler. Fraser agreed, but he got the Church to give him the okay to try to rehab Tyler (that means, get him to stop being bisexual and start doing legitimate work). Fraser thought Tyler was a great photographer (based on his amateur gay club and porn shoots) and convinced him to get rid of his old life and start a new one from scratch so they could both make millions of dollars. Fraser hooked Tyler up with some Scientology girlfriends, got him invited to some parties hosted by Danny Masterson where he was the photographer, and they sold those photos back to Masterson for thousands of dollars, and all of that went back into the IAS. The new Tyler Shields was born.

Fraser still gets gang bang sec checks (one of the rare public who gets this treatment) on a regular basis and at last count, has had over a thousand confessionals since his first session years ago. He has also gotten in trouble for getting squirrel auditing from different “independent” auditors since 2009.

It isn’t any coincidence that both Fraser and Tyler are close friends of Perez Hilton, who is flamboyantly gay and totally out of the closet for years and one of the most virulent anti‐Scientology gossip bloggers. That wouldn’t be an issue for anyone except that Scientology is anti‐gay, and Fraser and Tyler have gone to great lengths to hide their bisexuality and Tyler’s gay club and porn past. Perez religiously visits every Tyler Shields opening and has also “looked the other way” about Fraser’s life in Scientology and his bisexual antics.

According to one of our friends in OSA, Fraser is rumored to have paid thousands to stop a blogger from publishing a photo of him, Tyler, and Perez hanging out at RAGE nightclub on Santa Monica Boulevard.
Today, Tyler Shields is dating Francesca Eastwood as a covert way of trying to recruit her father, Clint Eastwood, into the Scientology cult. So far it seems Clint hates Scientology and is pissed off that his daughter is sleeping around with one, even though Tyler is officially a “closet” Scientologist – the Church lets him publicly deny that he’s a Scientologist to save face so long as he keeps funneling cash into the IAS (just like with Will and Jada Smith, who we’ll give a report on later).

Stay tuned for more sick and sordid details on these two later, plus more on the wonderful world of the Dovens! Links:
http://templeofxenu.wordpress.com/2008/05/29/a‐gallery‐scientologys‐art‐centre‐in‐london/

Here is a list of artists that Fraser promotes to boycott – please remember that any art you buy from Fraser or from these artists goes straight into the Interational Association of Scientologists bank account! Fraser Kee Scott is one of the key fundraisers for Scientology and the IAS, and the income from the art he sells and the artists he promotes all goes 100% into IAS coffers. Please stop supporting Scientology slavery and human trafficking and boycott Fraser Kee Scott and his artists!

(Names in bold are Scientologists and paying contributors to IAS who are open about their affiliation – Tyler Shields and Maximilian Wiedemann keep their affiliation secret)
Boycott Fraser’s Artists – http://www.agallery.co.uk/gallery/choose_an_artist.php:

1. Tyler Shields
2. Christy Lee Rogers
3. Mercedes Helnwein
4. MM Green
5. Maximilian Wiedemann 6. Marco Sanges
7. Dormice
8. Paul Normansell
9. Bryten Goss
10. Thomas Ostenberg 11. Mila Furstova
12. Gay Ribisi
13. Fran Recacha
14. Sergei Aparin
15. Harriet White
16. Diarmuid Byron O’Connor 17. Mikael Alacoque
18. Charles Thomson
19. CarmenGiraldez
20. PortraitPrizePainters
21. Hugh Miller
22. Paul Harvey
23. Anyes Greene
24. Nils Jorgensen
25. Tony Lee
26. Ella Guru
27. Shalon Goss
28. AndrewTift
29. Beatrice Findlay
30. Joao Sa e Sousa
31. Chris Parks
32. Alex Scott
33. Nina Winters
34. Eve Wakeling
35. Jule Rotenberg

Related articles:
HELNWEIN and SCIENTOLOGY: Lies and Treason, An Organization and its Secret Service by Peter Reichelt (www.lermanet.com)

Artist Helnwein Reprints Sylvia Plath Article (www.nationalvanguard.org)

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