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Mark Isham, Scientology celebrity

Current lifetime: Born September 7, 1951 in New York City
Most famous for: Film composer (Blade, Crash) and musician (trumpet)
Fun Scientology completion: OT 5, 2004
Mark shattering suppression: “Applying Scientology technology, for me, has been the smartest decision I could have possibly made toward the betterment of my life and the lives of those around me.”


Says our Celebrity Centre source: “Mark is a classic example of ‘Scientology has been very good to me.’ Through the church he met his wife (Donna Linson, related to film producer Art Linson) and a music staff who gave him excellent support. And his support system was aided by the church, so he could devote his full efforts to his music career and still have a family. This was very seductive to an artist like Mark. And on top of that he was treated like royalty by the church. Mark did numerous seminars and performances for Scientology in years past. He has lent his musical talents and credibility to an organization that has lost its credibility. Due to his busy schedule with the ‘Once Upon A Time’ series for ABC and film commitments he is no longer doing as much for Scientology as he was. He has a music staff who are not Scientologists. And his dedication to his writing and production have become blinders and so he stays oblivious to the insanity and abuse that is so rampant in Scientology.”

Isham is being promoted heavily by Scientology in a new episode on its television network. He’s being treated as one of the “stars” of Scientology TV’s “second season.”


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