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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 13–36.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Hugh B. Urban 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 advanced auditing levels—Operating Thetan VIII. I use this example as a way of highlighting the complex ethical...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 37–61.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Donald A. Westbrook This article analyzes the history and purpose of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a group co-founded in 1969 by the Church of Scientology to educate the public on the alleged abuses of psychologists and psychiatrists and advocate for legal reform. Its other...
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Nova Religio (2017) 20 (4): 5–12.
Published: 01 May 2017
... 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 Citizens...
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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 familial...