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Things to be thankful for — the new Scientology holiday catalog is here!

 Our thanks to Rasha for bringing us some holiday cheer in the form of this year’s holiday catalog from the Church of Scientology, with so many sparkly gifts to get for the Hubbardite on your []

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Scientology’s weirdly detailed shrine to L. Ron Hubbard in Florida even has ocean sounds

[Hubbard in the room that is now lovingly recreated at Flag]

Our thanks again to Rasha, who rushed to us the newest Source magazine out of Scientology’s spiritual mecca, the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. Most of it is the usual drivel, encouraging members to drop large sums on a visit so they can achieve []

Freewinds, part 3: How the cruise ship fits Scientology’s methods of obfuscation and lies

 Jeffrey Augustine concludes his series on the history of Scientology’s private barge, the Freewinds. See his earlier parts one and part []

Ahoy, matey: We have Scientology’s new Sea Org application!

 We want to thank the tipster who sent us a very interesting new document. We’re not at liberty yet to tell you just how our correspondent got their hands on this particular item — but that may change in the near []

Phil Jones: How Scientology sucked me in — even as National Lampoon warned me

 When I first got into Scientology I was still in high school. I was going to go to film school with my best friend at the time. He did end up going to university and studying film. This was in Toronto, after which he ended up moving to the states and eventually going to San []

In 1949, psychiatrists wouldn’t touch Dianetics — so L. Ron Hubbard invented one who would

[Author Alec Nevala-Lee and L. Ron Hubbard]

What an amazing treat we have for you today. To celebrate the publication of his book Astounding, author Alec Nevala-Lee is helping us bring to you a stunning document made public for the first time. We’ll let him describe it, and then we have it in its entirety in []

Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds: Why OT 8 needed to be delivered off-shore

 Jeffrey Augustine continues his look into the history of Scientology’s private cruise ship, the []

Dispatches from our far-flung correspondents agree: Scientology still sucks

[The Birmingham Ideal Org]

We were super fortunate to have reports come in this weekend from two of our great correspondents. In England, Graham updated us on the Birmingham org, and in California, Erin Hodges Plumb had another of her upstart adventures. We hope you enjoy them []

What a train wreck: The ignominious fate of Scientology’s original flagship, the ‘Apollo’

 Before continuing on with the history of Scientology’s current vessel, the Freewinds, Jeffrey Augustine has an interesting aside about its []

Scientology rewards the celeb who bolted when her co-star went rogue

 Our thanks to Nottrue for sending us the latest Celebrity magazine, which features Scientologist soap opera actress Michelle Stafford on the []