thursday, january 18

Story on Scientology:

If you think about it, how clever in design is this “religion”? Only by confessing painful, personal information can you hope to be helped. At the same time, of course, you are divulging private facts about yourself to organizations connected with people who will have absolutely no qualms about using them against you should you cross them.

. In 10 easy steps, the preclear runs through traumatic experiences in his or her life, repeating them aloud to the auditor again and again, until they reach a state of “cheerfulness” about them. How can this work? Try saying the word “ball” 50 times aloud, over and over, until it doesn’t mean anything to you anymore. [Sounds like that maddening Meisner exercise]