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The Things You Find When Cleaning Out Your Hard Drive!

A/N: This is an old piece that I’d honestly forgotten I still had stashed away in the depths of my hard drive. I wrote this back in 1997, just a few weeks after the Heaven’s Gate suicides, and maybe a … Continue reading

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Don’t give up …

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The Eight Reasons I’m Grateful for the Ex-Scientologists in my Life

  Back in nineteeninetyneveryoumind, I was involved with a small group of mixed-up weirdos and assorted head cases. We called ourselves a “Magick Order,[i]” and our leader, who claimed to be the incarnation of Crowley’s Holy Guardian Angel, was going … 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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S.P. Woodstock Interlude – The Basset Hound Howls

[so for various reasons, I’m not able to present my day-to-day re-hash of S.P. Woodstock as planned just yet – I’m working on it, really. In any case, that means you can go and check out what’s new on Huffington, or … Continue reading

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