By Marc Headley
Nominated via Foreword journal as 2009 publication of the 12 months Award Finalist. Marc Headley presents an insider's view of existence as a member of Scientology's "Sea Organization". Marc labored at Scientology's mystery wilderness compound, which homes all Scientology administration, for 15 years. the five hundred acre estate is found deep within the California desolate tract. The neighborhood townspeople have been advised lectures and movies have been made there. yet is that each one that used to be occurring? it's the place of a multi-million greenback domestic for L. Ron Hubbard, equipped twenty years after his dying. it's the domestic of Scientology's present chief, David Miscavige.
So what fairly occurs on the Int Base? Are the tales on the net precise? How does Scientology behavior administration of its daily operations? may well tales of armed guards, guns, employees beatings, and razor twine fences be actual? if this is the case, how may well a facility like this exist in modern-day the US? enormous quantities of employees attempted to flee through the years. a few succeeded yet have been by no means obvious or heard of back, such a lot failed. Why have been humans stored the following? What quite went on on the headquarters of Scientology? this is often the tale of what occurred in the back of the Iron Curtain of Scientology.
"...the Scientology cult, is I warrantly you, one thousand instances more odd than you've gotten ever imagined." the toilet & Ken exhibit, KFI AM 640
"Headley's ebook additionally offers lovely fabric that has hardly ever been gathered in a single place... a damning account of existence operating for Scientology chief David Miscavige on the secretive desolate tract base..." Tony Ortega, The Village Voice
"...a new publication exposing alleged information about not only Scientology -- yet Tom Cruise's organization with the church -- is available..." The Washington publish
"Marc Headley , a former insider on the church, has written a tell-all booklet, referred to as Blown for reliable, approximately his 15 years of labor with Scientology. And folks...you can't deal with the truth..." The Frisky "
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