Monday, July 9, 2012

The Purification Rundown

Written by Eevey and Petete

*Something to consider, if you or your loved one are on any medication, you or your loved one  will be told to stop taking it to continue in Scientology. For some, this is nothing but for others it’s a matter of life and death.

One of the first steps in the cult is the Purification Rundown which is expected of all Scientologist as part of their “spiritual progress”, however it is also used in “secular” groups such as Narconon and Criminon. The cult behind closed doors will tell its members and potential new members that this rundown could avert the need for cardiac bypass surgery, treat kidney failure, alleviate eye problems as well as many other medical claims. The rundown consist of long hours of sitting in a hot sauna along with mega doses of vitamins (far beyond what is considered safe), as well as exercise and consumption of vegetable oils. The cult claims it’s the only way to rid the body from the harmful effects of drugs, toxins and other chemicals and go on to say that these stay in our fat cells waiting to give us a temporary high. However, medical doctors say otherwise stating that not only is this rundown not medically sound, and ridiculous but it’s also deadly. The long hours in the sauna and the mega doses of Vitamin B3 (also known as Niacin) are dangerous by themselves but together they make a deadly combination.

The recommended time to spend in a sauna is 20 to 30 minutes a day, whereas the Purification Rundown would require up to 5 hours a day. That’s 10 times the daily recommended amount. For healthy individuals this can cause severe dehydration but for those with pre-existing heart conditions it can cause more harm.

Exactly how much is too much?

Founder L. Ron Hubbard
So how much Niacin is too much? The medically recommended serving of Niacin is 15 mg per day, however, in one of the books written by L. Ron Hubbard (founder of Dianetics and Scientology) called Clear Body Clear Mind, recommends more than triple that recommending  an initial dose of 100 mg increasing to 5,000 mg a day.  Some of the side effects of Niacin are dizziness, itching,  tingling, or feelings of warmth along with skin irritation. However the cult will tell its members that the side effects are just proof that drugs or toxins are leaving their bodies and as such they are told to continue taking the overdoses of Niacin.

Health Problems

The Church of Scientology itself admits to its members that the side effects include Dehydration, electrolyte disturbances such as Hyponatremia and Hypokalemia as well as heat related illness such as Hyperthermia as being common side effects however this is only partially true. There are other illnesses that have been brought to light such as liver failure.

The Human Cost of Purification 

        Unfortunately, many people have suffered and died because of this; Christopher Arbuckle, Jocelyne Dorfmann, and Paride Ella are just a few of the names on the list of those who have died. However, the worse thing is that it’ll continue until brave individuals from around the world  speak out and show the world the facts and names Scientology doesn't want them to see.

Monday, July 2, 2012

The Personality and Stress Test

Written By Eevey and Petete
The Truth about Scientology’s Personality and Stress Test

The Church of Scientology likes to use personality and stress test to bring in new members but underneath the forced smiles and love bombing they only want you to submit to their manipulation and fall into the Scientology trap. 

Personality Test

The Oxford Capacity Analysis (OCA) also called the American Personality Analysis or simply the Personality Test by the cult’s staff is a free test given by the Church of Scientology along with its Novis Mental Ability Test (a short test which is claimed to measure IQ) to rope in possible new recruits. Despite its name it has nothing to do with the University of Oxford and its creation, is solely credited to L. Ron Hubbard (founder). However, despite the fact that this test has no basis in reality nor in the medical field, the sect’s staff keeps pushing it as being a certified tests reworked and modernized for today’s society.

The test is very long with 200 questions or more which can be answered with yes, no or maybe. Some of the questions include:

Do you have a small circle of close friends, rather than a large number of friends, speaking acquaintances?

Is your life a constant struggle for survival?

Do you often sing or whistle just for the fun of it?

Are you considered warm-hearted by your friends?

Would you rather give orders than take them?

Kaja Ballo
Despite the fact that some of the questions are downright silly the test is rigged against you the moment you start and no matter what you answer the recruiter will always tell you that your personality is flawed in some way or another and that your only hope for recovery is to take the courses they tell you. Their goal is to make you feel weak, vulnerable and depressed, so they can manipulate you and get you to buy the course. However, not all people can handle this treatment.

Kaja Ballo was one of the unlucky ones, after receiving her test results, which stated that she was “unstable” and that her IQ was “very limited”, she plummeted into a deep depression and hours later she committed suicide by jumping off the 4th floor of her college dorm. I know from personal experience how bad they can make you feel for not buying the course right there. The cult will say “no obligations” to catch you off guard and then get you with the hard sell.

Stress Test

We all have things in our lives that stress us out, its natural. Scientology, however, preys on that weakness. They will appear friendly and interested, and offer you a free stress test, but the thing is the recruiter is specially trained on how to get you to talk about your insecurities. They will put you on the e-meter which is a type of lie detector (of which I will go into depth later).

Taken from Anon Ireland
This is dangerous because the cult pushes so hard for people to discuss their insecurities, pushing all of the psychological buttons so they can get you to give them money.