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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... (1911 1986) in 1954, Hubbard taught that humans had lived countless previous lives and used a form of regression therapy, Dianetic auditing, in which the auditor guided a subject through past negative experiences in this life (called engrams then into the womb, then into their past lives, in order to...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2017
... religious tradition and its institutions reflects the difficulty scholars still encounter in obtaining fundamental data relating to the Church of Scientology. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Church of Scientology Dianetics L. Ron Hubbard Brain-Washing Manual OT VIII...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 13–36.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Operating Thetan Dianetics Fishman Affidavit The Third Wall of Fire Scientology and the Study of Religious Secrecy Hugh B. Urban ABSTRACT: This article examines the role of secrecy in the Church of Scientology, focusing on one of the most confidential and least studied aspects of the Church s...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 37–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... staffed and supported by Scientologists yet separate from the Church of Scientology International. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Church of Scientology Citizens Commission on Human Rights anti-psychiatry L. Ron Hubbard Dianetics Scientology Thomas Szasz David...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 150–153.
Published: 01 February 2019
... alternative religions (xiii), NRMs (195), and fledgling faith (280). Certainly, as Raine writes in the introduc- tion, a number of open areas remain for further and fuller work on Scientology, society, and culture. For instance, it was Hubbard s publi- cation of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 62–79.
Published: 01 May 2017
... the Maoist cause, he had to go through a religious conversion of sorts, which started, quite appropriately, in a temple. Even after World War II, Hubbard continued to criticize American support for Chiang Kai-shek. Consider he wrote in a July 1951 Dianetic Auditor s Bulletin, the U.S. support of...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 111–113.
Published: 01 May 2017
... squirrel some- one who has appropriated the tech (Dianetics and Scientology ser- vices) and uses it independently of the Church. According to L. Ron Hubbard, members who publicly depart from Scientology or commit suppressive acts, which include forming splinter groups and squirrel- ling have...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 113–115.
Published: 01 May 2017
... I very much appreciated was the use of original archival material, such as early inter- views with Hubbard and particularly the fascinating narrative of his second wife, Sara Northrup (who was with Hubbard during the birth of both Dianetics and Scientology in the early 1950s). The interviews with ex...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 109–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Rathbun as a Suppressive Person (SP), that is, someone who has committed an offense that is knowingly designed to impede or destroy Scientology. He is also considered a squirrel some- one who has appropriated the tech (Dianetics and Scientology ser- vices) and uses it independently of the Church...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 5–33.
Published: 01 November 2016
... a conservative stance on sexual matters: The Way to Happiness (1981), a common-sense pamphlet concerning morality authored for an outside audience thirty years after Dianetics,5 instructed: don t be promiscuous and be faithful to your sexual partner sentiments in agreement with his teachings...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (3): 74–100.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Sri Ravi Shankar. Some members mention Dianetics and Scientology, Russian Orthodox literature, Carlos Castaneda, or Vladimir Megre s The Ringing Cedars of Russia series, which laid the foundations for the Anastasia movement, a Russian nature-based new religious movement.34 While the majority of...
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Nova Religio (2016) 19 (4): 33–56.
Published: 01 May 2016
... milieus and alternative spirituality survived the demise of the pre-war network. Raised Mormon, Pierce was Nova Religio 48 part of the early Dianetics movement of L. Ron Hubbard (1911 1986). Later, she became a close disciple of Guru R.H.H. along with Bisttram before starting her own group based on both...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2015
... year prior to Hubbard transforming his therapeutic movement Dianetics into a religion, Scientology. The 1950s is often presented as socially and religiously conservative, which is broadly Nova Religio 54 accurate, but it was a decade in which new religions, in particular extraterrestrial-inspired...
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Nova Religio (2014) 17 (3): 116–119.
Published: 01 February 2014
... Hubbard as a spiritual brico- leur who combined science fiction and fantasy tales . . . psychoanalysis, occultism, and Eastern religions (28). Rather than attack Hubbard s hagiography, Urban focuses on his prowess as a storyteller who wrote pulp space operas that later influenced Dianetics, his...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (3): 91–116.
Published: 01 February 2012
..., is indeed an authentic work by Hubbard, it is in perfect continuity with his involve- ment in Crowley s magic. THE BIRTH OF DIANETICS AND SCIENTOLOGY: THE SCIENCE OF TOTAL FREEDOM Not long after parting ways with Parsons, Hubbard turned his atten- tion from science fiction and occultism toward...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (3): 4–28.
Published: 01 February 2012
... called Dianetics, was formally established as a church in 1953.38 Scientology describes itself as an applied religious philosophy and makes no claim to represent any existing tradition. Since its inception the church has been one of the most controversial new religious groups around the world, has few...
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Nova Religio (2010) 13 (4): 61–83.
Published: 01 May 2010
... investigations by sociologists of religion of client cults, although Scientology, which developed from a psychotherapeutic organization (Dianetics) to an organization with more obvious religious components, has been the subject of study, notably by Roy Wallis.2 In this article we examine the processes and...
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Nova Religio (2009) 12 (4): 72–90.
Published: 01 May 2009
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Nova Religio (2002) 6 (1): 102–118.
Published: 01 October 2002
... Nordrhein-Westfalen, 1997), 125. 30. Innenministerium des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Abschlußbericht. 31. L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics (Kopenhagen: New Era, 1992), 557. Aber- rated is a term used in Scientology to indicate a condition of departure from rational thought or behavior, which typically inflicts...
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Nova Religio (2001) 4 (2): 258–265.
Published: 01 April 2001
... federal Com- panies Code prohibited the use of the terms scientology and dianetics in any advertising materials. Scientology also lost a major High Court case in 1983 in which it appealed a decision that allowed the Australian Security Intelligence Organization (ASIO) to engage in ongoing...