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Since its founding 60 years ago

by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard,

Scientology has faced constant controversy.

High profile celebrity members promote the church's works,

but Scientology's true nature remains clouded in mystery.

What is it they don't want you to know?


What is Scientology?

Scientology's tenets reflect the beliefs and practices

of science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

After he claimed to heal himself

from wounds received in war, Hubbard wrote Dianetics.

Scientologists claim that techniques in the book

can awaken latent super powers.

The higher levels of Scientology

include the transmission of secrets

- like how an intergalactic overlord named Xenu

trapped humans on Earth 75 million years ago.

Hubbard taught that our immortal souls, called thetans,

were perhaps trillions of years old.

Through the years they accumulate

many fears and psychosomatic illnesses.

"Xenu space plane".

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There are claims that in the higher levels of Scientology

members are taught how Xenu brought the thetans to Earth

in interstellar space planes.


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Members mobilize in large groups

to protest criminal charges brought against Scientologists.

Charges have been brought in multiple countries.

2015 Berliner Verlag/Archiv/picture-alliance/dpa/AP Images

The Church's focus on copyright infringement

sparked a feud with the hacktivist group Anonymous in 2008.


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Higher levels of Scientology are rumored to teach

that Xenu paralyzed billions of thetans,

heaped them into volcanoes,

and then detonated H-Bombs

vaporizing and trapping them

in our "meat bodies."

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Sea Org is an esoteric order inside Scientology.

Members sign a 1 billion year contract,

extending their employment

through countless reincarnations.


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It's alleged that Scientologist leaders

go to great lengths to retain celebrity members

like John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

2015 Associated Press

L. Ron Hubbard began his career

as a science fiction writer in the 1930's.

His works became the Scientology Scriptures - more than

half a million pages and thousands of recordings.

Sea Org Freewinds Deck by Ducknish

Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons

Some former Sea Org members

have accused the Church of forcing them to get abortions

as Sea Org does not permit children and families.



Scientology's auditing sessions

claim to help a person eradicate the harmful fears

accumulated through the aeons and become "Clear."


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Scientology does not address the reality

of a divine being or the nature of ultimate reality,

so members are free to believe what they wish about this.


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