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SCIENTOLOGY WITH(OUT) An END
By Tom Voltz

Free Critical Scientology Book for Netizens
http://www.whyaretheydead.net/joecisar/swoe00.htm

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Tom Voltz

Scientology
With(out) an End

Forward by Ursula Caberta

UpdatedTranslation by Joe Cisar

Original German Title: "Scientology und (k)ein Ende"


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Table of Contents


Forward by Ursula Caberta................................ 8 (3k)

A Forward for Scientologists............................. 10 (5k)

The Fascination of Scientology (22k)

Curiosity................................................ 13
Idealism................................................. 20
Furthering Personal Development.......................... 21
Security................................................. 21
Philosophy............................................... 22
Technology............................................... 24

The Disappointment of Scientology (18k)

A Reason to Leave ....................................... 26
My Letter of Resignation ................................ 28
First Reaction: Deliberate Undermining of Friends ....... 29
Hope .................................................... 31
Disappointment .......................................... 32
Clarity ................................................. 33

Why is Scientology still around? (46k)

Filling a Need .......................................... 36
Consistent Management ................................... 37

Special Section:
Fundamental Concepts of Scientology ..................... 38

The Status of a Religious Community ..................... 40
Strong Internal Control Mechanisms ...................... 40
Mindless Obedience - the Stanley-Milgram Experiment...... 45



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Professional Marketing --
Professional Public Relations Work ...................... 48
Nazi Propaganda Methods ................................. 51
Artists as Propagandists ................................ 54


The Genesis of the "Scientology Church" (84k)

Science Fiction ......................................... 56
A Biography and its Contradictions ...................... 57
Philosophy - Religion - Psychotherapy? .................. 67
Hubbard: I am not a Philosopher ......................... 68
Who Really Founded the Scientology Church? .............. 70
Scientology and Sigmund Freud ........................... 75
Hubbard - Church - Religion ............................. 76
Hubbard discovers a new Eastern Religion ................ 77
The Founding of a Religion .............................. 79
Scientology: the Religion of Religions .................. 81

Special Section: A Theologian on Scientology ............ 84

What is Scientology now? ................................ 85


The Organizational Structure of Scientology (37k)

The Executor of the L. Ron Hubbard Estate/Author Services
Inc. ................................................... 94

The Religious Technology Center ........................ 96
Scientology Organization Chart ......................... 97

Church of Scientology International .................... 99

Special Section:
The Religious Creed of Scientology ..................... 101

How does the Business Operate? ......................... 104
Who Really Pulls the Strings? .......................... 107


WISE (58k)

How did WISE come about? ............................... 113
Types of Membership .................................... 114
Business Consultation or "Religious" Mission ........... 115
The Flow of Licensing Fees ............................. 117


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WISE - "Games" and other Internal Practices............ 118

Special Section: The Scientology Guide to Behavior
/ The Inner Workings of Scientology.................... 120

WISE Ethics in Practice ............................... 124
Surprise .............................................. 126
Accusations ........................................... 128
Watch out for the Lawyer! ............................. 129
Licensees or Employees ................................ 130
Is your Business in Danger? ........................... 134
How to recognize WISE Consultants ..................... 136

Special Section: Religion
or Commercial Business ................................ 139

Scientology or Democracy (45k)

Scientology's Understanding of Democracy .............. 140
Justice through "Super-Humans" ........................ 142
Democracy Brings Nothing - There is none .............. 144
Politics from Apes for Apes ........................... 145
Scientology's Political Officer ....................... 148
Government Positions for Scientologists only .......... 150
Conclusion ............................................ 151


Ethics or Pseudo-ethics? (20k)

Definitions of Ethics ................................. 155
The Ethics Officer's Mission .......................... 157
Servant to Power ...................................... 158
The Disciplinary Code ................................. 160


Ethics Gone Astray (27k)

Who suppresses Whom? .................................. 164

Special Section:
Children in the Sea Organization ...................... 166
Are Abortions in the Plan of the Day? ................. 168

Suppressive = Insane .................................. 171
Declared Fair Game - Degenerated Ethics ............... 173



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The Scientology Secret Service (39k)

Dealing with the Government ........................... 176
Instructions for Psycho-Terrorism ..................... 180
The Media ............................................. 182
Philosophic Super-Structure to Criticism .............. 183
Practical Preventive Measures against Critics ......... 184
"Handling" Journalists ................................ 185
The Case of Paulette Cooper ........................... 188
Freedom - the Scientology "Exposé Magazine" ........... 189
Scientology reads Scientology With(out) an End ........ 190
Secret Service Activities ............................. 192


The "Renowned" Personality Test (38k)

The Origin of the Test ................................ 199
Overt and Covert Games ................................ 199
Economic Pressure ..................................... 203
The Interrogation ..................................... 204
Ambush ................................................ 206
Building an Enemy Picture ............................ 210


The Test - Orientation or Manipulation? (14k)

The Scientology Test Interpretation ................... 217
The Test in Business .................................. 221


Immortality Costs Money or
The Finances of Scientology (71k)

Training the "Ravenous Wolf" .......................... 223
Professional Sales Training ........................... 230
Scientology's Sales Closing Techniques ................ 232

Special Section:
Official Scientology Statistics ....................... 235



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Scientology Salespeople in Action ..................... 240
Donations or Purchases? ............................... 253
What Scientology costs ................................ 254
The Results of Scientology Sales ...................... 255
The Church needs Money ................................ 258


Recommendations (15k)

Recommendations to Scientology ........................ 259
Recommendations for the Family and Friends
of Scientologists ..................................... 263
 

Telepathetic

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This looks like an excellent book. I never heard of this guy.

I'm going to check and see if it is in print form. I want to buy it.

Thanks for posting.:thumbsup:

TP
 

Tigger

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This looks like an excellent book. I never heard of this guy.

I'm going to check and see if it is in print form. I want to buy it.

Thanks for posting.:thumbsup:

TP

I hadn't heard of him either or the book. Apparently it came out in 1998. Someone on OCMB posted about it in the thread "What Would a Scientology Nation Look Like." I think all of the book is available on the internet.

It sounds like it would be an excellent book to read, especially for ex-scientologists, and double especially for those newly out or on their way out.

Here's a book review

LIKE A CRIME NOVEL ON ECONOMICS

Tom Voltz: LIKE A CRIME NOVEL ON ECONOMICS

The book by former Scientologist Tom Voltz unmasks the
psycho-cult.

He was a devoted Hubbard-follower for over 20 years,indoctrinated and euphorized: After shocking experiences Tom Voltz broke through the spell of the cult and on 290 pages now shows up a
mirror to Scientology: With his book Scientology with(out) an end=BB he
cuts the organization to the quick.

Two decades of his life Tom Voltz had directed his thinking, his feelings and his belief in accordance with the
science-fiction-doctrine of salvation of Scientology and used Hubbard-methods in business. When he got into a business dispute with the multi-concern, he was hit by the anathema of Scientology's
management. With disciplinary measures, through internal control committees and defamation campaigns the cult's management wanted to force Tom Voltz onto his knees. And there the highly trained Scientologist came to know the true face of the organization - and
then began to fight back.

In one of the chapters he describes the
long ordeal, which reads like a thriller and also includes elements of a crime novel on economics.

Surprising distance

The unbelievable story is of the stuff, that would normally lead a victim to outbursts of rage. But Tom Voltz does not raise the pen to deliver an all round blow against the organization, which almost
ruined him. Moreover he describes the experiences in a calm mood and
with a surprising emotional distance which adds to the credibility of the newly released book.

Those however, who know about the dynamic ofcults and the inner contradictions and fears with which former members have to fight, will not be surprised by Tom Voltz's reservations.
When reading the book one can therefor feel the fight within himself, which Tom Voltz conducts against the cult's superego; one also feels how difficult it is for him to judge and interpret his experiences in
Scientology. When writing the book he obviously was undergoing amental process of rising awareness, because at the end of the book he then finds the courage to denounce the practices of the pseudochurch.

Evidence through quotes

Tom Voltz writes against the movement, which dominated his life since he was 16 years old, with great attention to detail. With uncountable original quotes, partly unknown to this date, he proves
that Scientology actually is no church nor a new religious movement but a totalitarian economical enterprise with a religious cover up.

The author also shows that the international concern wants to gain
global political power and wants influence - if not even control -over all companies in the world. Tom Voltz concludes that
Scientology's ideology does not agree with our understanding of democracy.

Biographical notes further show that Hubbard,Scientology's founder, was a dubious person. With his many quotes he
demasks Scientology as a totalitarian organization with a dangerous
ideology. And here lies the great merit of the book. At the same time it also is its weak point: For the average reader the
meticulousness will probably be tiring.

Instrument of information

With his report from an inside view Tom Voltz will undoubtedly be applauded by insiders and critics: With his book he gives them a strong instrument into their hands for their disputes with Scientology. Those however, who have no prior knowledge and want to gain an overview about the pseudo church's teachings and methods, will only partly be satisfied. As Tom Voltz does not discuss the doctrine of salvation. Whether this occurred for reasons of space or because of inhibition is left open to be answered. The author deals primarily
with the ideological and economical parts of Scientology and leaves it to Hubbard's own words to draw the unfavourable picture of a group where totalitarian structures, policies and forms of organization reign.

He further describes the harsh methods to which scientology employees and unethical=BB members are being subjected. However the slogan through economical control to world power=BB is a bit too farfetched. The author fails to demonstrate the true relations:
Scientology's claim to power is total, the specific influence on economy and politics however is not very large due to broad public information. Nevertheless his judgement is correct, that politicians
fear to touch the subject and that government agencies should deal
with the working methods of Scientology.

The author is aware of the fact that with his book he cuts the organization to the quick and must expect all kinds of reactions. After all he describes in detail
Hubbard's instructions, how Scientologists are supposed to deal with renegades or critics: "... or even the dull thud of one of his enemies in the dark, or the glorious blaze of the whole enemy camp as
a birthday surprise."

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Telepathetic

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I started reading it. Seems interesting. You're right this should be read by all here and those on the verge of being here:wink2:

TP
 
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