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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 62–79.
Published: 01 May 2017
... described within a Cold War context, and anticultists’ claims that brainwashing is practiced by “cults,” including Scientology. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Scientology L. Ron Hubbard brainwashing Edward Hunter Kenneth Goff Did L. Ron Hubbard Believe in...
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Nova Religio (2012) 15 (3): 91–116.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Hugh B. Urban The Church of Scientology remains one of the most controversial and poorly understood new religious movements to emerge in the last century. And among the most controversial questions in the early history of the Church is L. Ron Hubbard's involvement in the ritual magic of Aleister...
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Nova Religio (2016) 20 (2): 5–33.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and the family. To date, research on the Church of Scientology, founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, has neglected the topic of sex. In this article, I remedy this lacuna by examining three areas linked by the theme of “attempted abortion.” First, I explore Hubbard’s biography in terms of sexual and...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 37–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
... libertarianism of his anti-psychiatric worldview remained at odds with Scientology’s anti-psychiatric theology. I examine L. Ron Hubbard’s evolving views on psychiatry and psychology in order to contextualize and outline this theology as it relates to the mission of CCHR as a non-profit organization heavily...
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Nova Religio (2015) 19 (2): 49–64.
Published: 01 November 2015
... consumerism is undermined by the portrayal of J. R. “Bob” Dobbs, the salesman messiah, based (partly) on L. Ron Hubbard, and the science fictions trappings of the extraterrestrial conspiracy. It is argued that humor is the key to making sense of the Church, as it integrates the bad taste, shock value, and...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 31–54.
Published: 29 July 2020
... . . . you had to go to Anne to get the clearing. 34 This account of regression therapy or treatment shows both similar- ities and stark differences with another controversial new religion that received greater public attention in Victoria in the 1960s: the Church of Scientology.35 Founded by L. Ron Hubbard...
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Nova Religio (2020) 24 (1): 5–30.
Published: 29 July 2020
... Cunningham Dax (1908 2008). Nova Religio 6 Following an acrimonious correspondence with Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard (1911 1986) and a break with Scientology in early 1963, Wearne, a talented comic book illustrator and petty criminal turned failed entrepreneur, began to inform all and sundry about the...
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Nova Religio (2020) 23 (3): 110–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
... one, we learn that Scientologists believe that Scientology is a way to self-discovery and self-awareness, a gnostic approach to deeper spiritual insight (17). Scientologists do not think L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology s founder, was a god. He was the pathfinder, showing others the way to becoming Clear...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 150–153.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Stephen A. Kent and Susan Raine, Scientology in Popular Culture is the latest anthology to appear on the scene. Rather than pro- vide a history of Scientology or overview of the life of L. Ron Hubbard, Canadian sociologists Kent and Raine take a topical approach and focus on the reciprocal relationship...
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Nova Religio (2019) 22 (3): 148–150.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review (6, no. 1), Numen (63, no. 1), and Nova Religio (20, no. 4). Coedited by Stephen A. Kent and Susan Raine, Scientology in Popular Culture is the latest anthology to appear on the scene. Rather than pro- vide a history of Scientology or overview of the life of L. Ron...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 147.
Published: 01 February 2018
...- rels and other schismatics; the Citizens Commission on Human Rights; and Scientology inHungary, Germany, andAustralia. Several analyses of L. Ron Hubbard enlarge the window upon which to view this complex and fascinatingman.Reviews ofGoing Clear andTheMaster, amongother essays, show the penetration of...
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Nova Religio (2018) 22 (2): 40–64.
Published: 01 November 2018
..., Peoples Temple was not really new at all, but instead took extant ideologies and groups in new directions.10 This difficulty is not lost to theorists. Jamie Hubbard claims that new religions are often most consciously concerned [with] . . . the rejections of the label new through the articulation of...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 146–147.
Published: 01 February 2018
... scientologists as they call themselves), squir- rels and other schismatics; the Citizens Commission on Human Rights; and Scientology inHungary, Germany, andAustralia. Several analyses of L. Ron Hubbard enlarge the window upon which to view this complex and fascinatingman.Reviews ofGoing Clear andTheMaster...
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Nova Religio (2018) 21 (3): 147–148.
Published: 01 February 2018
... as they call themselves), squir- rels and other schismatics; the Citizens Commission on Human Rights; and Scientology inHungary, Germany, andAustralia. Several analyses of L. Ron Hubbard enlarge the window upon which to view this complex and fascinatingman.Reviews ofGoing Clear andTheMaster...
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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 (2018) 21 (3): 127–130.
Published: 01 February 2018
... Freezone Scientology member, Terril Park speaks of liberating Scientology from the official church organization that has come to control the movement since L. Ron Hubbard s death in 1986. Freezone defines itself as a breakaway sect of Scientologists who believe that they have remained loyal to Hubbard s...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 109–111.
Published: 01 May 2017
..., Miscavige strives to maintain objectivity while tracing the transformation of Scientology over time. He explains that his personal attraction to Scientology which he joined in 1969 was because of the core values of founder L. Ron Hubbard, which focused on bettering the world and helping others. Rather than...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 13–36.
Published: 01 May 2017
... secret; and the irrelevance of the secret. Finally, I conclude with reflections on the comparative implications of this example for the study of new religions more broadly. © 2017 by The Regents of the University of California 2017 Church of Scientology esotericism L. Ron Hubbard secrecy...
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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): 105–106.
Published: 01 May 2017
... betrayed L. Ron Hubbard s teachings. In addition to irreverent, hyperbolic phrases like bionic tranny (x), and observations about how she has always rolled over for alpha daddies (14), the book contains rare, odd moments of temporarily narrating wishes as fact (e.g. 5 7, 101 02). Nevertheless, its...