Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey


10 thoughts on “Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey with the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed & Power

  1. Michele Michele says:

    The strategy of going linear in revealing this story was truly a great decision Often I think it weakens a story but in this case, it is vital to see both the effects of Scientology on a person s psyche but also the morphing of Scientology over a very crucial time period It s a great telling and helps you understand perceptions It answers questions and truly gives a voice that is bold, certain but yet shows so malice This isn t a grudge although I d understand if she had one It s simply h The strategy of going linear in revealing this story was truly a great decision Often I think it weakens a story but in this case, it is vital to see both the effects of Scientology on a person s psyche but also the morphing of Scientology over a very crucial time period It s a great telling and helps you understand perceptions It answers questions and truly gives a voice that is bold, certain but yet shows so malice This isn t a grudge although I d understand if she had one It s simply her truth told without reservation and as an attempt to save a few from her pain My only comment that I will make is that I wish an editor would have given it a scrub and polish just to correct typos and what I m sure were initial edits words are missing from phrases not quotes but regular phrases Maybe if they could find a way to pull it together without the check the website asides that become distracting Everyone has a broader story than can be captured in a book but a good editor can pare it down and make it feel whole Let extra stories still exist as a great bonus but the constant mentions are so distracting and ruin the flow


  2. Diana Shields Diana Shields says:

    Good, but Missing MuchThe book is pretty good, but spent way too much time on non Scientology details It was really frustrating to get to an interesting portion of the book and then be told to reference the book s website, particularly after long passages on a dress design or photo shoot that was before COS.


  3. CarolynBill Cooper CarolynBill Cooper says:

    I enjoyed this read but it would have been SO much better had it been proofread properly Worth reading though as it shows Karen s resilience and determination after all she went through with that ridiculous religion Glad you are finally clear Karen


  4. Alf Erickson Alf Erickson says:

    A hard to stop reading book.Scientology, like all religions, is but an evil scheme to make people believe stupid things.and make them pay money for believing that stuff Scientology makes slaves out of its believers There is no god


  5. Candida Candida says:

    Scientology escapeL this was very much likes text book a reAlly hard read,New because of the content and not the writer


  6. TERRI ANDERSON TERRI ANDERSON says:

    FrighteningA well told story about the nightmare of Scientology, I was pleased when Karen finally got away,great book ,Scary non Religion


  7. susannah susannah says:

    Great inside information, needs editing, lots of typos and grammatical errors


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Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey with the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed & Power [KINDLE] ❁ Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey with the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed & Power ❄ Karen Schless Pressley – Buyprobolan50.co.uk Artists Peter and Karen Schless were seduced by Scientology s celebrity spirituality, and detoured from Hollywood careers to join its extremist group, the Sea Org Within leader David Miscavige s inner Artists Peter and Karen An Insider's PDF Å Schless were seduced by Scientology s celebrity spirituality, and detoured from Hollywood careers to join its Escaping Scientology: ePUB ´ extremist group, the Sea Org Within leader David Miscavige s inner sanctum, they built their mental prison as they melded into Scientology: An Insider's eBook ´ its radicalized lifestyle where danger, captivity and abuse were normalized After three escapes, Karen chose between two unbearable options Escaping Scientology Part I sweeps you into the lives of two young adults filled with hope and love as designer Karen and her award winning musician composer husband Peter overcome obstacles to succeed in the music and fashion industries together Scientology re focuses their goals toward the importance of clearing the planet and recruiting celebrities to build Scientology s social capital Karen portrays the basic beliefs of Scientology that led to her radicalization into the Sea Org at the Celebrity Centre, a fortress where artists aspire to achieve greatness while attaining spiritual freedom through L Ron Hubbard s teachings Karen shows how celebrities are lured into Scientology and develop a co dependent relationship from which few break out Part II reveals Karen as a flawed and complex woman when she and Peter move to the secretive International Management headquarters, where they joinfanatical Sea Org members that made billion year commitments to make this a Scientology world without war, criminality, or insanity Karen finds the dystopian outpost and its global operations to be proof that Time magazine sarticle The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power captures the essence of Scientology s mindset, that she describes as war is everything and everything is war She is no passive victim as she attempts to stay in the driver s seat and keep their marriage intact while fighting the pressures of the Int base culture that attempt to break them apart Scientology goes under Cruise Control as Miscavige becomes obsessed with his biggest trophy, Tom Cruise, and stiffens his control and abusive punishment methods on the Int base staff Karen rebels against regulations and spends time in Scientology s prison camp After two attempts to escape the Int base, she is trailed by security guards and coerced into returning Failing to escape, she questions the evidence of her own senses, and makes a mind twisting re commitment to become the best version of a Sea Org member she can be Karen carves out a world she can live within as she is promoted into the highest echelons of management, appointed by the Chairman of the Board RTC to Int Management Public Relations Officer and later to take charge of the image of Sea Org staff internationally from the Int Finance Office While working on special projects under David and Shelley Miscavige, she travels to Scientology bases around the world where she sees human rights violations set in place by Hubbard s policies She concludes that Scientology is a for profit business that builds billions of dollars of assets on the backs of Sea Org slave labor, while hiding behind the banner of the First Amendment, claiming benefits and protection as a non profit religion The epilogue of Part III portrays the mind wrenching process of physical escape, and psychological anguish as Karen plies herself out of Scientology s grip and endures its cruel disconnection policy She re acclimates herself to life on the outside while, brick by brick, she disassembles the walls of the mental prison she had built, and survives with the help of her accomplice and the love and support of her family Karen Schless Pressley s narrative memoir shows that Scientology s plan, authored by L Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, is filled with flaws While the leaders impose their will on thousands of members who follow blindly and spend exorbitant amounts of money or dedicate their lives to achieve spiritual freedom, they grossly underestimate the power of free will in those brave enough to escape and spe.

    Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey Part I sweeps you into the lives of two young adults filled with hope and love as designer Karen and her award winning musician composer husband Peter overcome obstacles to succeed in the music and fashion industries together Scientology re focuses their goals toward the importance of clearing the planet and recruiting celebrities to build Scientology s social capital Karen portrays the basic beliefs of Scientology that led to her radicalization into the Sea Org at the Celebrity Centre, a fortress where artists aspire to achieve greatness while attaining spiritual freedom through L Ron Hubbard s teachings Karen shows how celebrities are lured into Scientology and develop a co dependent relationship from which few break out Part II reveals Karen as a flawed and complex woman when she and Peter move to the secretive International Management headquarters, where they joinfanatical Sea Org members that made billion year commitments to make this a Scientology world without war, criminality, or insanity Karen finds the dystopian outpost and its global operations to be proof that Time magazine sarticle The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power captures the essence of Scientology s mindset, that she describes as war is everything and everything is war She is no passive victim as she attempts to stay in the driver s seat and keep their marriage intact while fighting the pressures of the Int base culture that attempt to break them apart Scientology goes under Cruise Control as Miscavige becomes obsessed with his biggest trophy, Tom Cruise, and stiffens his control and abusive punishment methods on the Int base staff Karen rebels against regulations and spends time in Scientology s prison camp After two attempts to escape the Int base, she is trailed by security guards and coerced into returning Failing to escape, she questions the evidence of her own senses, and makes a mind twisting re commitment to become the best version of a Sea Org member she can be Karen carves out a world she can live within as she is promoted into the highest echelons of management, appointed by the Chairman of the Board RTC to Int Management Public Relations Officer and later to take charge of the image of Sea Org staff internationally from the Int Finance Office While working on special projects under David and Shelley Miscavige, she travels to Scientology bases around the world where she sees human rights violations set in place by Hubbard s policies She concludes that Scientology is a for profit business that builds billions of dollars of assets on the backs of Sea Org slave labor, while hiding behind the banner of the First Amendment, claiming benefits and protection as a non profit religion The epilogue of Part III portrays the mind wrenching process of physical escape, and psychological anguish as Karen plies herself out of Scientology s grip and endures its cruel disconnection policy She re acclimates herself to life on the outside while, brick by brick, she disassembles the walls of the mental prison she had built, and survives with the help of her accomplice and the love and support of her family Karen Schless Pressley s narrative memoir shows that Scientology s plan, authored by L Ron Hubbard and David Miscavige, is filled with flaws While the leaders impose their will on thousands of members who follow blindly and spend exorbitant amounts of money or dedicate their lives to achieve spiritual freedom, they grossly underestimate the power of free will in those brave enough to escape and spe."/>
  • Paperback
  • 422 pages
  • Escaping Scientology: An Insider's True Story: My Journey with the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed & Power
  • Karen Schless Pressley
  • 10 May 2017
  • 0999088122

About the Author: Karen Schless Pressley

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