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A Sneak Peek into Hell: Why Narconon Must be Stopped

Discussion in 'Narconon, Drug Free World, and Other Anti-drug Fro' started by Intelligence, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Cross Post from WWP:

    Over the past few days, I have received messages from three ex-Narconon students, including two attempted suicides.:bigcry:

    This came in two days ago while I was proof-reading a book chapter:

    My book 'Roller Coaster Out of Hell' will be published August 2015 once final edits and proof-reading is finished. Here is an unedited excerpt from a chapter that's being worked on today:

    Last edited: Jun 28, 2015
  2. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Re: A Sneak Peak into Hell: Why Narconon Must be Stopped

    Grrrr!!!! Can a Mod/Admin please edit/correct spelling in Title of Thread from 'Peak' to 'Peek'?:pullhair:
  3. MrNobody

    MrNobody Who needs merits?

    Since you're the OP you can do that yourself, if your Edit time window is still open. Just click the Edit button of that post, then click on "Advanced" and then you can edit the title of your post. Just like I just did with my post. :)
  4. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Thank you so very much ... it worked. What an embarassing mistake. :melodramatic:
  5. MrNobody

    MrNobody Who needs merits?

    Mistake yes, but embarrassing? :lol: You wouldn't want to see the many edits I have to make in almost every post, right after I've hit the Send button. :biggrin:
  6. scooter

    scooter Gold Meritorious Patron

    Been there, done that - over and over again.:redface:
  7. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Yesterday when I opened my email, there it was! Some of the book content I sent away
    to have a professional consulting firm read and edit. I'm learning a lot from this experience
    and wise advice by pulling the reader into my shoes ... bringing them along on the ride into
    hell and back.

    WHO were these Agents? ... WHO is this Guardian angel that helped me survive these past
    five years and consulted with me every step ... every day? He is a brilliant warrior who will be
    detailed in my book. And it's not who some may think it is.:mindblow:
  8. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Scooter, would you kindly PM me your email address. I sent you a PM here but when I look in my 'SENT" there is nothing there???

    Or email me at: <> ... OR <>

    Thank you.:thankyou:
  9. scooter

    scooter Gold Meritorious Patron

    PM sent - and I made space in my PMs too.
  10. Anonycat

    Anonycat Crusader

    Re: A Sneak Peak into Hell: Why Narconon Must be Stopped

    You can do this by: Edit > Advanced.
  11. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    I'm a fussy eccentric that may thin my Publisher's hair, but we nailed down more details today.

    Cover graphics WILL be changed.

    Right on schedule.

    Last edited: Jul 1, 2015
  12. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    "So how did I fall - hook, line and sinker - for the “drug treatment” scam known as Narconon, operated by the Church of Scientology to bilk its “students” of tens of thousands of dollars and to indoctrinate new members into “The Church.” As I unravel the answer to this question for myself, I will explain my personal nightmare to you in vivid detail… The hellish incidents of brain-washing and mind control, the lost sense of personal identity and a haunting period of post-traumatic stress. I hope that you might comprehend the pain, the nightmares, and sleepless nights, so you emerge armed with knowledge that can help you resist the pull of Narconon/Scientology, should it enter your life or the lives of anyone dear to you."
  13. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    A Public Post on one of my Facebook pages a few minutes ago makes all of this work very worthwhile.

    Since it's Public, I will post the comments here:

    NN Victim:
    Ugh the memories....but who to tell? I vividly remember arriving the same day as you Dec 1 08 (We both arrived the same day).

    David Love:
    I remember too, ... And I was LIVID when you were ran through "Light Objectives" in WD over and over and over. You were pissed and so was I - LOL ... (((HUGS))) to YOU

    NN Victim:
    Wow I feel really validated that you remember that.....looking back I realized I was being harassed and antagonized when all I wanted was my space to grieve.

    NN Victim:
    Over 2 hrs that went on....The tension in WD was unmistakable.

    David Love:
    I remember it all like it was yesterday. I felt your pain and so sorry for you. And the nonsense that went on with the Assists ... well, you know exactly what I mean. I was ready to call Police, and they're lucky I didn't.

    NN Victim:
    I hope we stay in touch and talk soon......I've followed your work from day one as a kind of life link or reminder of a time that was blurred and nightmarish. really hang on to the fact that that was real and it happened. But I've stayed silent all these get through the day, ya know?
  14. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    I/We're "Sky-Rocketing" ahead with final edits complete, and now set up for two proof readers to comb the pages of 'Roller Coaster Out of Hell'... A big thank you to ‘Loriisfree’ and a couple other editors, especially one that helped me pull it all together. I'm very grateful to ALL.:thankyou:

  15. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    August. wow David...will it be available in e-book format when it comes out next month?

    Also, on the cover is that an image of the West Block on Parliament Hill taken from the steps of the Supreme Court of Canada?
  16. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Oh' my... The Book Cover.:melodramatic:

    I was up all night until the sun came up working on cover graphics and a professional designer online to choose
    the RIGHT Cover?

    Yes, it will be in e-book format... That's the least of my concerns. And for those can not afford the book, I will see what
    I can do to provide it free.

    I doubt the Cover will resemble what is posted in this Thread?:spacecraft:
  17. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    Please feel free to critique... still have one more round of changes.:cheers:


    We may be cutting off the bottom 2 images and replacing with another... just one image blending into the top half?
    Last edited: Jul 9, 2015
  18. Intelligence

    Intelligence Silver Meritorious Patron

    I'm so eccentric and fussy but we're almost there .... I like SIMPLE ....


  19. degraded being

    degraded being Sponsor

    I like the idea of having one image at the bottom, rather than two images.

    To me the current format looks a bit too busy - too many things to look at, things that are each in their separate spaces. I think it needs to be more unified to give it more punch.

    EDIT: Now I've just seen the second version. That is way better IMO.
    I think the main words of the title can be made slightly larger and also maybe more forceful by darkening a bit behind them right up close to the letters --same effect behind them but just a bit more "black ink" close to the letters. The top lettering could also be made sharper by making the white more pure.

    Something else, for what it's worth, and it may be just the way my nitpicking mind works.....but I think the by-line should come after the main title, not before it. The title itself has a lot of impact (I am referring to meaning here, not visually as I was before). Putting the by-line before it, softens the impact of the title IMO. I would slam the title right in there and hit them with that, then put the by-line after it. Just my opinion of course and I expect many would disagree.
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2015
  20. dchoiceisalwaysrs

    dchoiceisalwaysrs Gold Meritorious Patron

    Probably too late but having read your and DB's comments which were great here is my distilled, from a myriad of ideas, tentative suggestion. I think it is too wordy for a cover, but conveys my thoughts on the matter.


    By line: How my experience of betrayal gave rise to an urge to extinguish a hydra of a dangerous cult. ( with a wish to help others)

    I too prefer the simpler larger image, although at the same time I get a bit of a desire for a Salvador Dali type image.

    Of course this is without having read the book and knowing all its content, which may well have changed this input.

    Very respectfully....DC