Seattle Times Article on the Cult's latest Empty Org

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2012502517_scientology01m.html

Janet I. Tu Seattle Times Reporter said:
Scientology representatives say the building campaign is in response to explosive growth — though others have questioned whether the church in the U.S. is indeed growing. Church leaders say their increased numbers are because people are searching for something, and/or are curious about the religion, which has garnered much publicity — and controversy — in recent years.

Actor Tom Cruise's rant against psychiatry several years ago highlighted the religion's opposition to much of that medical field. The New York Times and St. Petersburg Times have run stories reporting some who've left Scientology have accused church leader David Miscavige of physically attacking staff members. The St. Petersburg Times recently reported that a dozen women said the culture of Scientology's religious order, the Sea Organization, pushed them or women they knew to have abortions.

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One study — the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey — found that the number of Scientologists in the U.S. fell from 55,000 in 2001 to 25,000 in 2008.
 

TG1

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In the article cited in the OP (above), there's this paragraph:

"Hubbard's father was a Naval officer stationed at Bremerton. Hubbard, who was a pulp- and science-fiction author, had a writer's retreat in Port Orchard, and it was there that he wrote the book "Excalibur," which is regarded as the philosophic foundation of Scientology, according to the church."

Isn't Excalibur the long-lost LRH book that was never published?

Anyone here with knowledge about this topic able to comment on it?

Thanks.
 

AnonKat

Crusader
In the article cited in the OP (above), there's this paragraph:

"Hubbard's father was a Naval officer stationed at Bremerton. Hubbard, who was a pulp- and science-fiction author, had a writer's retreat in Port Orchard, and it was there that he wrote the book "Excalibur," which is regarded as the philosophic foundation of Scientology, according to the church."

Isn't Excalibur the long-lost LRH book that was never published?

Anyone here with knowledge about this topic able to comment on it?

Thanks.

Yes, There Was a Book Called
"Excalibur" by L. Ron HUBBARD
By ARTHUR J. BURKS
From "The Aberee", Dec 1961

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Cowen/essays/burks.html
 
In the article cited in the OP (above), there's this paragraph:

"Hubbard's father was a Naval officer stationed at Bremerton. Hubbard, who was a pulp- and science-fiction author, had a writer's retreat in Port Orchard, and it was there that he wrote the book "Excalibur," which is regarded as the philosophic foundation of Scientology, according to the church."

Isn't Excalibur the long-lost LRH book that was never published?

Anyone here with knowledge about this topic able to comment on it?

Thanks.
As with everything regarding Hubbard it was over-hyped

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Cowen/essays/burks.html
 

This is NOT OK !!!!

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What?

Others honored the local church for its history of community service in areas like disaster response, park cleanups and hunger relief.

Hunger Relief?

WHAT??????

The only hunger relief in Scientology is the food and sleep that ex-staff, ex-SO get AFTER they leave!
 

Dulloldfart

Squirrel Extraordinaire
Hunger Relief?

Um, obviously a reference to EXPANDED GITA.

From PAB 8, VIEWPOINT PROCESSING, compliments of Wikileaks:
The cycle, then, of the preclear who has been taught to hate things is that he begins to resist them and eventually piles up energy against them to such a degree that he makes an actual deposit, which is an occlusion and which has on his side of it complete blackness and on the reverse side of it the piled-up facsimiles of that thing which he is resisting. This screen, then, has a hunger for the thing which it was resisting, and if this screen is fed whatever it was set up to resist, it will dissolve. This accounts, in part, for the step of Expanded Gita. As a test, I fed the screen of one preclear the loathsome item which it had been set up to resist for thirteen hours before the screen resolved.​
Paul
 

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I couldfor sure be wrong about this but I thought that Arthur Burk was a name that LRH himself used.
LRH says on some tape that there's nothing in Excalibur that isn't in his hcob's and tapes.
 

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There's a picture of Anne Pearce on the article in the Seattle paper. Take a good look at her and think if you see any thing in her that you think could improve your life.
Bwahahaha.
Obese fool.
The PC that I was asked to dose with Thorazine at AO's HGC was her ex-husband. She sure helped him out. NOT.

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