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In Defense of De Indies

Those of you who know me are aware I’ve never cracked open a Scientology book, let alone stepped into an Org. The only Hubbard material I’ve read is what I’ve had to read for my job, and as far as … Continue reading

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Getting Ahead of the Boss

So one of the really nifty things about le job is that Jon encourages me to make creative and eye-catching illios for his blogs. So for today’s blog on the difference between Freud’s model of the subconscious and the reality … Continue reading

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Ugly

So I’ve been having an e-mail debate about the subjectivity of ugliness and beauty with the boss (we tend to engage in philosophical arguments via e-mail for fun), so the subject’s been on my mind. Right now we’re having a … Continue reading

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Opening Minds: the secret world of undue influence, manipulation and brainwashing

Forget banning people from countries, forget dropping bombs on whole populations: that hasn’t worked yet, and it will never work. In order to stop the violence, we need to look at why, and perhaps even more importantly, how. Continue reading

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The Scandal of Ex-Scientology

You can take the person out of Scientology, but getting the Scientology out of the person is, apparently, a tougher order. Continue reading

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Lifton’s Eight Thought Reform Criteria

Robert Jay Lifton (b. 1926) developed these criteria to identify the actions of coercive groups using manipulative techniques in order to gain total control over their members, clouding their minds to rational thought. Milieu Control – limit the communication, limit … Continue reading

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A Foul Brew

Here’s a bit of an instructional graphic I cobbled up for the cranberry-drinking one for his upcoming brilliant tome. However, it’s not quite to the style needed for what we’re working on, and although we both liked it, it isn’t going in … Continue reading

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