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New Book Released by Chris Shelton!! "SCIENTOLOGY: A to Xenu"

Discussion in 'Books and Essays About Scientology' started by Type4_PTS, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    It's Christmas Day and I woke up to a wonderful Christmas surprise! :happydance:

  2. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Snipped from a comment by Chris at the Bunker:

  3. Knows

    Knows Gold Meritorious Patron

    Awesome work Chris Shelton!! I can't wait to buy oodles of copies to put in ALL of the libraries around the globe.

    For you all you do Chris Shelton - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year - may your life be long and bright!

    Big Hug to Chris Shelton - thank you!!!

  4. MrNobody

    MrNobody Who needs merits?

    Can we get an ISBN number? Because I'd like to order it from the local book store in my town. :coolwink:
  5. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    I'm copying/pasting this from the link in post #2 of this thread:

    Publication Date: Dec 24 2015

    ISBN/EAN13: 1522879323 / 9781522879329
  6. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

  7. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    Well done Chris. Good luck with the book. Excellent title. Looking forward to the ebook version.
  8. Chris Shelton

    Chris Shelton Patron with Honors

    Hey everybody, Merry Christmas. Glad this got posted over here. It was a lot of work doing this but I am very happy with the result and I hope you guys are too when you read it.
  9. I have been waiting so long for this
  10. mockingbird

    mockingbird Silver Meritorious Patron

    Well, well, well.

    I plan to read this book myself.
    I am going to assume some of the people reading this don't know me so I will write a brief introduction.

    I spent twenty five years in the Scientology cult myself. I have spent hundreds of hours over the last two years studying to learn the truth about Scientology.

    I have read Rape Of The Mind, Hypnotism Comes Of Age, Recovery From Cults, Cults Inside Out, Trances People Live, The Crowd, Take Back Your Life, A Piece Of Blue Sky, Beyond Belief, Queer And Pleasant Danger, Freedom Of Mind, True Believer, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely, Messiah Or Madman, Barefaced Messiah, Social Psychology For Dummies, Book Of Law, Influence (by Robert Cialdini), The Sociopath Next Door, A Theory Of Cognitive Dissonance, Age Of Propaganda and several other books.

    I also have watched hundreds of hours of videos and read online articles on hypnosis, thought reform, critical thinking, logical fallacies, rhetoric, narcissists, sociopaths, malignant narcissists, social psychology, undue influence, abusive relationships, cults, and related subjects.

    I have watched over forty videos by Chris Shelton and read many online posts and comments from him. I also have spoken with him on several occasions.

    In my opinion his work is among the very best at explaining Scientology and exposing the very real harm it causes.

    I feel for myself the work of Jon Atack and Arnie Lerma helped me the most in beginning my journey out of Scientology. I believe Chris Shelton's book and videos can be of comparable assistance to thousands of people. They certainly are well worth the small amount of time and money that the book costs.

    I urge everyone to add Chris's book to their library and if you are on the fence at all I suggest you check out his great YouTube videos.

    Some books contribute more than most to cultic studies. I fully expect this book to join that group.
  11. arcxcauseblows

    arcxcauseblows Patron Meritorious

    Any plans to narrate it on audible?
  12. Chris Shelton

    Chris Shelton Patron with Honors

    Yes but it's a big job with this book (it's a big book) so it will probably take me a while to get it done. There seems to be a desire to have it as an audio book, though, so I'll go for it.
  13. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

    I just saw it.

    Heh. :)

    "Complex people are complex."

    I like that. :biggrin:
  14. oneonewasaracecar

    oneonewasaracecar Gold Meritorious Patron

    Wait? Chris Shelton is Santa? Part of me wants to believe, and part of me wants to be skeptical.
  15. WildKat

    WildKat Gold Meritorious Patron

    That is so cool to start reading before buying, just what I would do in a regular book store! Great start, and I am hooked and just purchased!
  16. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    Read it this morning.

    Great stuff, Chris Shelton.

    I'm really glad the look inside was opened.

    We have a similar, but different adventure thru scientology. Looking forward to reading more.
  17. Chris Shelton

    Chris Shelton Patron with Honors

    I have a request for those who have read it or when you read it. Please give me a review on Amazon. I'm not asking for just 5-star reviews (although of course that would be great). I just want to get it being talked about there.

    Thanks! :happydance:
  18. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    I read a few parts of the book on Amazon.
    Chris did point out that the Missions were a bit different than the upper Orgs (especially the Sea Org).
    This is very true.

    For example, ASHO was strict about following HCOBs exactly, however, I had to go to Mission qual for saying the word "flunk" in TRs with an HSDC student when he complained about my using the word "flunk" (his emotional reaction). The Mission qual sec told me that I didn't need to do that.

    Then CofS destroyed the Missions with ridiculous demands which were the major source of future scientologists to upper orgs. Insane!
    But that is what happens when a narcissist is in a position of dictator.
    (Maybe Davey needs to do the Truth Rundown about the Missions debacle. :coolwink:)
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2015
  19. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    Incidentally, I am about done watching seasons 1 & 2 of "Everybody Loves Raymond" on DVD.

    I am thinking how it would go with creating a TV sitcom based on cults like CofS.
    Could this be played up to be funny? :coolwink: :biggrin:
  20. mockingbird

    mockingbird Silver Meritorious Patron

    There is a comedy on a cult survivor - The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. It had one season so far and is...not perfect at explaining cults. But a Sitcom on Scientology with DM and Cruise would be hilarious. It would just need to be entirely factual. Just use the words and actions they really do. Open with musical chairs.

    Go to the hole. Go to the truth rundown, forced abortions and free ecclesiastical beatings. Have DM prepare press statements while beating people and ordering disconnections, SP declares, and trips to the RPF. It would be a very surreal and dark comedy.

    To people entirely unfamiliar with Scientology it would seem like mad ramblings which are too extreme to be true. They will mostly think this is tin foil hat time. They will reject the accusations as too extreme. They will say no one is that evil, people wouldn't put up with that much abuse and the story has far too many parts.

    The more someone is familiar with cults and Scientology the more humorous the show will be. For some ESMB members and folks like Tony Ortega the show will be piss your pants funny.

    Once someone realizes it is literally a recreation of the time, place, form and event of Scientology the scenes selected will be laughed at. It would be weirder than X-Files, Twin Peaks and Sprockets.