Scientology: A to Xenu: An Insider's Guide to What Scientology is Really All About

Scientology A to Xenu An Insider s Guide to What Scientology is Really All About What is Scientology really Behind the glossy logos and sleek advertisements and South Park parodies what do Scientologists really believe and practice Is it really a religion Who was L Ron Hubbard an

  • Title: Scientology: A to Xenu: An Insider's Guide to What Scientology is Really All About
  • Author: ChrisShelton Jon Atack
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 112
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • What is Scientology really Behind the glossy logos and sleek advertisements and South Park parodies, what do Scientologists really believe and practice Is it really a religion Who was L Ron Hubbard and why did he start it in the first place Is their technology for real or just so much New Age pseudoscience Former insider Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology and worWhat is Scientology really Behind the glossy logos and sleek advertisements and South Park parodies, what do Scientologists really believe and practice Is it really a religion Who was L Ron Hubbard and why did he start it in the first place Is their technology for real or just so much New Age pseudoscience Former insider Chris Shelton grew up in Scientology and worked for it for 25 years This critical analysis covers the key aspects of its beliefs, practices and structure from the bottom to the top, including not just the confidential Xenu story but details all of the upper level scriptures Chris goes into detail about what goes on inside Scientology churches, why their members get involved in the first place and what it takes to get out should someone decide to leave An informative guide for anyone who has been involved with Scientology in the past as well as anyone who wants to understand what it s really all about.

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    1. If you are at all interested in Scientology, this is the book to read. Chris Shelton speaks from personal experience as a 27-year member, a 17-year "volunteer" with the Sea Org, and survivor of 3 years in the infamous Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF). He combines this personal story with extensive study to paint a full picture of who L. Ron Hubbard was, how Scientology got started, exactly what it teaches, why it's a [destructive] cult, how it is organized, and how David Miscavige took control [...]

    2. I appreciate that Chris has directed quite lot of content to ex- or questioning Scientologists. I probably appreciate even more the fact that he was a "regular" guy in Scientology and not a former executive; he's far easier to relate to than some other outspoken apostates. As an apostate myself, of a different church, I give Chris props for recognizing how very difficult it is to question whatever belief system you've been indoctrinated into and even more so to leave it. One thing I have in comm [...]

    3. Although the first chapter or two recounts the author's time within Scientology and the Sea Org, this is not a personal memoir in the same vein as Beyond Belief or Blown For Good. Nor is it an attempt at a comprehensive history like Going Clear. Rather, it feels like the crystallization of everything the author has learned in his post-Scientology attempts to explore and understand his experiences. Since it's clear that Mr. Shelton is a rationalist / critical thinker / autodidact, in that regard [...]

    4. Open and honest reveal of one man's journey through Scientology. This book explains Scientology in more depth and scope than any of the others that I have read to date. The study techniques that the author was taught to indoctrinate him have served him well in his ongoing attempt to free himself by means of 'critical thinking'As a former psychologist, I admire his ability to recognize the damage that occurred mentally, emotionally and spiritually. It is amazing to me that he has been able to see [...]

    5. My review on Scientology: A to Xenu: An Insider's Guide to What Scientology is Really All About.If you’ve ever put an search online for information on Scientology, you’ve for sure at some point came across the name Chris Shelton, from his blog to YouTube videos you’re find something to peak your interest into the world of Scientology. There is a saying in the world of writers, ‘Write what you know.’ Chris for sure dose in his book and for what he doesn’t know his researched if to it [...]

    6. I downloaded the audiobook version of this work on iTunes. It was the only version on there. Scientology: A to Xenu is a very in-depth look into the perpetually rusty inner workings of the Church of Scientology.The history of L Ron Hubbard's creation can't be told without going into great detail about pulpy 'theology,' the church's labyrinthine management structure and the IRS. The book wouldn't be complete without this stuff, but the immensity and density of it weigh the piece down. That's not [...]

    7. Really drags in the middle. Way, way too many inline definitions of words. Wish it was more focused on his personal experience with Scientology. Didn't really need convincing that there are bad things happening in management, so everything felt over-explained from a technical perspective.

    8. A ton of information, but needs a good editing scrub and some stepping back of perspective to be a 4 star.

    9. Although by and large, we're very laid back, liberal and overall not very fervent in the north of Germany, we do get our scary cults in my home city (Hamburg), like islamist terror cells, evangelist fundies, Mormons, and we also have a chapter of Scientology. This book is a guide to the cult by one who worked for its higher echelons and quit in the end. It confirms many of the things you'd suspect- that its primary purpose is not being a religion but an organisation dedicated to enriching its le [...]

    10. Interesting, although I have seen a number of the author's talks about his time 'in' and there wasn't too much extra info in the book. It also got a bit technical toward the end and, as I have never been 'in', I found it a bit hard to keep up. The book does include details of the processes and incredibly intricate hierarchy of the scientologists, but it is, at times, so bizarre that I didn't absorb it very well - which, actually is a relief.This was another audiobook and I enjoyed that the autho [...]

    11. I first heard of Scientology: A to Xenu by Chris Shelton from the podcast Oh No! Ross and Carrie, a podcast that investigates religious phenomena. Shelton is someone who left Scientology a few years before writing this book. He talks about his departure as well as dogma and the institutions of Scientology. Especially illuminating were the chapters on the Church of Scientology's management structure and another chapter on the core beliefs that accompany moving through the different stages while i [...]

    12. I find books about Scientology fascinating as I cannot understand what seemingly intelligent people would get involved with something like this. This book definitely details many aspects of the "religion" and how it came to be. The author, being a former long term Scientologist, knows his stuff and presents the material fairly and accurately. I can only hope that anyone still in this cult will read this book as it will definitely open their eyes as to what the real mission of Scientology is.

    13. Chris Shelton's newly published book is a clear and fascinating journey into the maze of $cientology. A wonderful read. An absolute must. If after having read this book You are still fascinated by the cult of Scientology still interests you, subscribe to Chris's YouTube channel and prepare yourself for a fantastic journey of gripping truths.

    14. Wanted to like this book SO MUCH. I love learning about Scientology and I esp love Chris's podcast. But his voice in the book was too robotic, and some of the subject was boring, had to return on audible :((.

    15. Well written (always a concern with self published books) but would have been better with more of the authors own experiences as illustrative examples. I'm not sure who the target audience is, except perhaps wavering Scientologists.

    16. One of the best breakdowns of Scientology I recommend Chris Shelton's work to anyone interested in Scientology, whether on his amazing blog and videos or in reading this book. It answers questions I've had after reading pretty much everything.

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