Going Clear Scientology, Hollywood, & the Prison of Belief by Lawrence Wright (Knopf 2013) is getting an incredible amount of media and attention. I am thrilled that more people will learn about this nefarious organization and that the stories of hundreds of former members are being shared, especially notables like Paul Haggis who was OT7 and in over thirty years.
Steve Hassan, ex-Moonie, licensed mental health counselor and author of Combatting Cult Mind Control and Freedom of Mind: Helping Loved Ones Leave Destructive Relationships, Cults and Beliefs comments on the major missing piece of how intelligent people can become Scientologists: hypnosis, undue influence, mind control tactics.
For those who have read this book, please take a minute to read about brainwashing, mind control and how social psychology is sued by cults like Scientology. It is not just, "people are trapped by their desire to believe" at all! Please check out freedomofmind.com and please look at the interview Steve Hassan just put online with author Jon Atack, former Scientologist who is rereleasing what Hassan considers to be the best book on Scientology, A Piece of Blue Sky.