Not an ex-scientologist, but...

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  1. Moochie

    Moochie New Member

    Hi, though not an ex-scientologist I am an ex-other cult-like scam, namely Primal Therapy. I've been an avid follower of all things to do with this pernicious organisation (scientology) for decades, ever since a mate of mine married the daughter of scientology's local head honcho back in the 70s. Back then it wasn't widely known what a scam scientology is; indeed, I recall a psychologist friend buying and reading Dianetics with not the slightest hint of irony.

    Anyways, I'm hear to listen rather than say a lot about scientology since my only direct experience of the cult that I can recall happened a few decades ago, when, while walking down the high street, minding my own business, I was approached by an attractive young girl who was holding a clipboard.

    "If you could have anything in life you've ever wanted, what would that be?" she asked, with a wide smile revealing near-perfect dentition. In a flash (because by that time in my life I was already aware enough of the cult) I smiled knowingly and said, "To be clear." Well, enough said! It was a smile-fest of magnificent proportions as I turned and went on my way.

    To anyone who's approached in that way and asked that question, now you know what to say. :yes:

    Thanks for reading,

  2. Intentionally Blank

    Intentionally Blank Scientology Widow

    Hi and welcome Moochie!!

  3. uncover

    uncover Gold Meritorious Patron

    First, welcome....

    Fortunately she didnĀ“t ask me this, because I would have answered with an even wider smile:
    "F*ck with you... now... if you can release this useless clipboard...."
  4. R2-45

    R2-45 Silver Meritorious Patron

    I'm hear to.

    I'm just saying.

    Welcome to ESMB.

    There's a lot of listening to be done, hear?

  5. eldritch cuckoo

    eldritch cuckoo brainslugged reptilian


    Aim hear two. Lurker. I well crumb hugh two EZMB (Exotic Zen Ministry Boat). :p

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  6. Jump

    Jump Operating teatime

    Don't worry I'll call the Grandma police !


  7. Claire Swazey

    Claire Swazey Spokeshole, fence sitter

    How was primal therapy?
  8. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    Had a mate do that once any moons ago.

    He ended up in the Sea Org. Still a scio as far as I know....

    Funny thing is that I thought Primal Therapy disqualified you from being a scientologist.

    Not so long ago, I saw a news show showing them using this therapy on the street kids in the Phillipines.

    Made me shudder.
  9. rodent

    rodent Patron

    Calling Primal Therapy a cult-like scam is not too informed. It's not entirely a scam (though, not entirely not a scam either), and it's definitely not very cult-like.

    But the strangest thing, what everybody seems to ignore, is how closely related Janov's and Hubbard's basic theories are (I mean DMSMH, not the..... 'techs' that came after).

    And, almost forgot: Welcome : )

  10. Smurf

    Smurf Gold Meritorious SP

    I miss my teddy bear..

  11. AnonyMary

    AnonyMary Formerly Fooled - Finally Free

  12. HendersonGirl

    HendersonGirl New Member

    Hello, I don't know if I am in the right spot or not. I too, am new here. I am not an ex member(I hope that is all right with you guys.) I have, how ever been interested in Scientology & other new religions since the 1970's. Then, 3 years ago, my then 30 yr old Atheist daughter, told me she was interested in Scientology, I knew enough to not like it! So I started an intense 3 year study of it. BTW, my daughter, she never mentioned it again, go figure. Anyway, that's me, I hope I am welcome here.
  13. sallydannce

    sallydannce Gold Meritorious Patron

    You are very welcome here HendersonGirl. :)
  14. HendersonGirl

    HendersonGirl New Member

    Thank You so much Sally; I do have a lot of Facebook friends who are ex's though! :happydance:
  15. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    I am not an ex member either and AFAIK I blend in quite well. :)

    I'd try and ask something like "Hey you told me some years ago you were interested in it. What happened?".

    Could well be that she didn't go on with it and even not know anything about it anymore.

    If she says she is still interested then I'd try to find out how much.

    This would give you basic information about where to go from there. Others on this board may be better suited to give you more advice.
  16. Free Being Me

    Free Being Me Crusader

  17. Intentionally Blank

    Intentionally Blank Scientology Widow

    Hello and welcome! I've never been in scientology either but I do have a family member who is. Very happy to hear your daughter had the good sense to walk away before she became involved.

    Looking forward to hearing what your study has turned up.

  18. tetloj

    tetloj Silver Meritorious Patron

    Helloooo - I'm a never-in, got fascinated via Tony Ortega's work and am here for the :love11:and the :hysterical: and occasional :catfight:

  19. Dean Blair

    Dean Blair Silver Meritorious Patron

    Welcome to ESMB Mooch! :thumbsup:
  20. HendersonGirl

    HendersonGirl New Member

    Thank You all for all of the most welcoming posts; I appreciate it!

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