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The complex : an insider exposes the covert world of the Church of Scientology

Author: John Duignan; Nicola Tallant
Publisher: Dublin, Ireland : Merlin, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For the first time ever, a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology is lifting the lid on the world's fastest growing cult. Duignan describes how, two years ago, he staged a dramatic escape from the elite paramilitary group at the core of the Church, the Sea Organization, and how he narrowly evaded pursuit by the Office of Special Affairs. He looks back on the 22 years he served in the Church's secret  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Duignan; Nicola Tallant
ISBN: 9781903582848 1903582849
OCLC Number: 301815002
Description: xvii, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: The road to the truth --
Troubled times --
Potential trouble source --
Inside the complex --
Death of a guru --
Time travel --
An African adventure --
The war is over --
An officer and a gentleman --
Surfing for the truth --
Building a brand new life.
Responsibility: John Duignan with Nicola Tallant.

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For the first time ever, a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology is lifting the lid on the world's fastest growing cult. Duignan describes how, two years ago, he staged a dramatic escape from the elite paramilitary group at the core of the Church, the Sea Organization, and how he narrowly evaded pursuit by the Office of Special Affairs. He looks back on the 22 years he served in the Church's secret army and describes the hours of sleep deprivation, brain-washing and intense religious counseling he endured, as he was molded into a soldier of Scientology. He talks about the money-making-machine at the heart of the Church, the Scientology goal to Clear the Planet and Get Ethics In, and the punishments meted out to anyone who transgresses. We follow his journey through the Church and the painful investigation that leads to his eventual realization that there is something very wrong at Scientology's core.--From publisher description.

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