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Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard’s cosmos: An ancient battlefield shot through with ‘psychs’

 Some of you know that your proprietor is a stargazer and telescope nerd. And besides our personal journeys through the night sky, we’ve also dabbled in some astronomy journalism. Working on a piece we wrote in 1997 about the author of an amazing guidebook to the heavens, Robert Burnham Jr., remains one of our most []

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Scientology’s evangelist is coming to town, and he wants to discuss your origin, thetan

 Michael Chan, live! Is there anything more thrilling, Scientology []

On 9/11, Scientology leader’s ‘wake-up call’ was supposed to expand the church

[David Miscavige in 2001, just weeks after 9/11]

On this solemn 20th anniversary, we are continuing to look back at the events that changed our lives in such significant ways on September 11, 2001.

Yesterday, we had a piece at The Daily Beast about Scientology’s reaction to 9/11, and described how Bruce Hines was on the []

Leah Remini podcast: Ian Rafalko talks about his father, chiropractor Eric Berg

[Ian Rafalko]

You probably remember that we were pretty excited in May to see the TikTok video put out by Ian Rafalko about his father, OT 8 chiropractor and major Scientology donor Eric []

Underground Bunker readers assemble, and Scientology spies freak out

[Willie and Pan]

Willie and I drove into the city yesterday to meet up with some good friends at the Toronto Scientology Org at 696 Yonge St. Aside from meeting with some awesome people I wanted to have a look to see if Scientology had finally, after years of raising millions of dollars, even gotten started []

What kind of technical perfection can you expect at Scientology’s mecca, space pilgrim?

 We know some of you have your doubts about Scientology’s capacity for actually delivering the superpowers it promises, but there’s no doubt that it is steeped in decades of delivering L. Ron Hubbard’s “technology” as closely as possible to the founder’s []

The Scientologist who played a role in Tuesday’s historic Blue Origin launch

 Woohoo! Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard always predicted that Scientologists would eventually be central to spaceflight on this planet, and it’s finally become []

Scientology has been desperate to produce results in Texas for a very long time

[Another failed rain dance for Austin?]

I was a Sea Org management executive for the western United States for about nine years, a veritable eternity to hold a single job in the Sea Org. In that capacity and later when doing other Sea Org jobs, I visited almost all of the Scientology churches west of the []

Scientology hits on the perfect theme for its Chicago fundraising: Blues Brothers!

 Scientology is always hunting around for new themes to use in its fundraising, from Star Wars to The Last Samurai. And we didn’t think it could get more on-the-nose than Caribbean pirates and 30’s gangsters asking for your dough.

Hand over yer booty, me []

The nanny task list from a Scientology couple that is driving Twitter insane

[Hollis Jane Andrews]

Our thanks to the several people who forwarded us something that’s getting considerable attention at Twitter this morning, and we can certainly see []