ESMB has entered archive mode. All posts and threads that were available to the general public are still readable. The board is still searchable. 

Thank you all for your participation and readership over the last 12 years.

If you want to join in the conversation, please join the new ESMB Redux at www.exscn2.net.



[WWP] Scientology Religiosity? (Research Packets & Dox)

Discussion in 'Evaluating and Criticising Scientology' started by AnonLover, Sep 24, 2011.

View Users: View Users
  1. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

    Greetings All!

    Crossposted highlights from a new/active project I finally unleashed on the hivemind last week:
    http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-religiosity-research-packets-dox.93988/

    This series of fair use e-publications is for the sole purpose of referring people too, when the awkward question of "Is Scientology a Religion?" arises. Also - harpoon ammo... for reaching out to community leaders, religion studies majors and other bible thumpers who express an interest in seriously questioning the religious nature of Scientology.

    Lots more introductory details included on the WWP thread above, as well as in the Materials Outline document (See Project Introduction & Publication Notes)

    I've been working on harvesting leaks & compiling these publications for approximately 90 days. So far I got the first of at least 9 volumes released, with the others slated to follow w/ a new release every 2-3 weeks from now until the end of this year.

    Enjoy!
     
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2011
  2. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume I: God, Heaven, Hell & The Hope of Mankind
    [​IMG]

    On Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-I

    Fileshare:http://www.mediafire.com/?1pfz99ocb5xidj5

    Quotations only: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&...GItZjQ3NC00N2IxLTk1NzAtYmM2M2M4OWVjYjRm&hl=en

    Feedback, suggestions, discrepancies & other input on how to make this publication better in later editions is welcome here, or in the original WWP project thread where we are keeping opinions/debate on the actual materials & subject matter separate from ongoing compilation & publication efforts.

    And altho I personally dont have an opinion/debate or topical angle that I care to discuss my own views at this time (until the series is complete)... I'm interested to see what the knowledgeable regulars over here on ESMB have to say. So TIA for your comments & feedback!!
     
  3. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    WOW! Bloody wonderful.

    I particularly like the way you took the time and care to put in clear type the text of imaged old original docs that, being somewhat ancient, were a little faint and hard to read because of the original red stencil ink having faded.

    A wonderful presentation AL! You have some real treasures in there.

    Rog
     
  4. Ogsonofgroo

    Ogsonofgroo Crusader

    Aweshum stuffs AL! Kudos to those compiling and disseminating the many truths!

    ROCK ON ANONS!


    :cheers:
     
  5. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

    bump for latest project update...

    Scientology Religiosity? Research Volume I:
    Updated 2nd edition (version v1.22Oct2011) released


    Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-I

    Fileshare: http://www.mediafire.com/?onu4di1ef3bzmls

    Compilation Changes:
    Section v1.01 expanded and majorly reorganized. Subsections 007 & 016 added, 003 materials replaced, 009 extended and Volume Summary adjusted accordingly.

    Document Description:
    Scientology Religiosity? Vol I - God, Heaven, Hell & The Hope of Mankind :: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? publication series has been compiled to serve as the introductory module for a larger body of materials, and covers some of the basic principles of Scientology when viewed from the perspective of being classified as a new religious movement. The enclosed subject matter reveals the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and other promotional material from the Church of Scientology on common aspects of “salvation” that is adhered to by the more traditional faiths.

    Usage Notes:
    The online scribd version clobbers some of the hyperlinks in the front & back matter sections, and lacks the advantage of the bookmarks pane setup for ease of navigation in a PDF reader. So the downloaded version in your local PDF reader is strongly recommended for serious use as a study/reference guide.

    Next up... The Materials Index for this project will be updated soonly, for logging all the stuff recently gathered & initial release of Volume II following shortly thereafter.

    Meanwhile, there's been other work-in-progress stuff brewing on the WWP project thread starting here:
    http://forums.whyweprotest.net/thre...esearch-packets-dox.93988/page-2#post-1921226

    Tons of good stuff for use in future volumes dug up on the OCMB sibling thread here:
    http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38941

    Plus Related Advance Mag leaks trickled forth, starting here:
    http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-magazines.18634/page-9#post-1922014
     
  6. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

  7. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

    The next epic release, has arrived. /bows

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume III:
    The History of Christianity & Gospel of Jesus


    On Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/78822500/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-III?in_collection=3084764

    Alternate Fileshare: http://www.mediafire.com/?725ftk4wctagf25

    Additional info posted on WWP & OCMB project threads:

    https://whyweprotest.net/community/...esearch-packets-dox.93988/page-7#post-2021944

    http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38941&p=429692#p429692

    The extended collection of Scientology Religiosity? publications and supporting works is available online at:
    http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity
     
  8. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    Bows indeed, AL. :bow::bow: :hifive:

    R
     
  9. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

    For those who don't do scribd, but would like to look thru these publications in a proper pdf viewer (where all the links work), i setup a fileshare collection on the link below with latest greatest versions of all three volumes released so far plus the current materials index:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?l13d11wrrpfqz
     
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2012
  10. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

    :bump2:

    Here's the latest greatest dox & links on this project from the past couple months. (status update mirror'd from WWP)

    Scientology Religiosity? Series
    Description: An Independent Research Series of Publications by Project Chanology Anonymous (WhyWeProtest.net). Scientology: Theology or Mysticism? Although we strictly protest the abusive practices of the Corporate Scientology empire, we cordially invite you to explore the truth & decide for yourself. This series of publications is a fair usage catalog of excerpts & articles from primary & secondary source materials for educational purposes only. Published for supporting comparative analysis on how the Church of Scientology views its doctrines and L. Ron Hubbard in relation to major religions, ancient mythology, and other religious leaders.

    http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity-Series (The extended collection of 60+ documents comprised of research materials from various sources)

    http://hotfile.com/dl/157256760/5258412/ScientologyReligiosity-Q1-2012editions.zip.html (Latest greatest editions of my custom research catalog publications listed below)

    https://picasaweb.google.com/112037...eligiosityGraphics?authuser=0&feat=directlink (Promotional graphics)

    --

    Scientology Religiosity? Materials Index (UPDATED)
    Description: The ongoing project overview and outline for the entire series of custom publications.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/57784121/Scientology-Religiosity-Materials-Index?in_collection=3084764
    --

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume I (UPDATED)
    Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. God, Heaven, Hell & The Hope of Mankind.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-I?in_collection=3084764
    http://hotfile.com/dl/157257320/629d9e7/ScientologyReligiosity-v1-11mar2012.pdf.html
    --

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume II (UPDATED)
    Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Judeo-Christian, Semitic, Persian & Islamic Beliefs.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/89139705/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-II?in_collection=3084764
    http://hotfile.com/dl/157257617/ad6ffe2/ScientologyReligiosity-v2-01Apr2012.pdf.html
    --

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume III (UPDATED)
    Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. The History of Christianity & Gospel of Jesus.
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/78822500/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-III?in_collection=3084764
    http://hotfile.com/dl/157257869/e5320dd/ScientologyReligiosity-v3-09Apr2012.pdf.html
    --

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume IV (NEW)
    Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. The Soul, Past Lives & Other Philosophy Nuances.
    [​IMG]
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/95204534/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-IV?in_collection=3084764
    http://hotfile.com/dl/157258313/84b922d/ScientologyReligiosity-v4-28May2012.pdf.html
    Enjoy!
     
  11. Smilla

    Smilla Ordinary Human

    90 days?

    That means you've done 5,000% more research than Hubbard did.
     
  12. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

    It took me more than a year, but I FINALLY got the next volume in my series of research catalogs for questioning Scientology's religiosity compiled and published. While this is the midpoint in my series, it's actually the most significant since Scientology beliefs fit into the category of New Age Gnosticism as far as comparative religious studies go. And the monster size of this volume, as well as the time it took me to compile it, reflects that.

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume V (NEW)
    Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Gnosticism & Applied Religious Philosophy.
    [​IMG]

    Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/146501642/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-V
    Fileshare: https://hotfile.com/dl/226087273/0a885b6/ScientologyReligiosity-v5-07Jun2013.pdf.html

    Synopsis: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? Series of research publications has been compiled as the second intermediate module for the middle segment in a larger body of materials. These volumes are assembled for educational purposes with an aim for supporting additional review on basic points of comparison between Scientology principles of faith and the common beliefs of other major religions. The enclosed subject matter explores the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and the doctrines of the Church of Scientology relevant to their system of alternative mental health therapy techniques that they declare are spiritual in nature. These beliefs form the basis of what is labeled as an “Applied Religious Philosophy” that follows a dualistic path of enlightenment defined as “The Bridge to Total Freedom” as illustrated in the last volume of this series. This path to enlightenment requires both training and practical application of auditing techniques that have been prescribed by Hubbard for the purpose of "making the able more able." Additionally, this volume also introduces other unusual indoctrination standards and mechanisms that are seen as essential tools adherents must apply in their lives as a means of achieving a form of salvation that is described as “knowing how to know.”

    Full set of all the volumes in this series released so far: http://hotfile.com/dl/226329005/d33599b/ScientologyReligiosity-Q2-2013editions.zip.html

    My new home for ongoing efforts on this project has shifted over to RFTTP forums where they have a dedicated faith-based subforum that makes for a nice comfy fit for what I'm doing in these fair use research publications. So for more details on this latest release and more discussion of related stuff I'm working on, please see:

    http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,7973.msg31687.html#msg31687
     
  13. TrevAnon

    TrevAnon Big List researcher

  14. AnonLover

    AnonLover Patron Meritorious

    Bump for project updates!

    I had accidentally missed crossposting the release of Vol VI last summer from RFTTP:
    http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,7973.msg32426.html#msg32426

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume VI
    Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Indic Religions.
    [​IMG]

    Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/159894347/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-VI
    Fileshare: https://mega.co.nz/#!491TlZCD!IIwaCEprOA_AZU5p_jtalCkAT5QH9zct3ajTBKcDb_U

    See the RFTTP link for synopsis and major highlights featured in Vol6. I also did some more copyediting in my Tech Dictionary terminology comparison document to correspond with that release: http://www.scribd.com/doc/136449275/Scientology-Tech-Dictionary-Definition-Comparisons

    Additionally, as I explained on the other thread at the time, the thrust of my project changed while working on the Vol6 compilation. I decide to shift a major from a comparative NRM study to a propaganda study. And after spending approx. 6 months studying propaganda techniques, I am truly floored at how prevalent they are in ALL of Scientology's teachings. It's almost like Hubbard was channeling Joseph Goebbels and the saturation of propaganda techniques was built up over time in such thick layers it's no wonder the persuasion bubble is so hard to break free from. As the say, "what has been seen cannot be unseen" and that truly applies to my efforts of revisiting all my research catalog publications and looking at things through the lens of identifying common propaganda techniques as they apply to spinning logical fallacies. And Goebbels said it best in regards to his responsibilities as the chancellor of Nazi office of propaganda...

    [​IMG]

    More to come on the propaganda angle later, after I finish the remaining volumes in the series, and start writing up the findings of my independent study in essay form.

    So after regrouping from ^^That major gear shift in my project, I finally got the next volume released in January 2014 (see below), and spent the last month re-doing the publication templates and released volumes to reflect the new "propaganda" theme in the front/back matter pages.

    From: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,7973.msg33926.html#msg33926

    Scientology Religiosity? Volume VII (NEW)
    Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology doctrine in the areas of LRH Philosophy, Vedic Hymns and Hymn of Asia.
    [​IMG]

    Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/202056070/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-VII
    Fileshare: https://mega.co.nz/#!0hEEiCIb!bIsHIDJbNiIEFGGd422kDhQeYIIpunxXPl

    See the RFTTP link above for the synopsis and major highlights featured in this volume. Of particular interest to ESMB'rs will likely be the last item in Subsection v7.01.016 where Nancy Many graciously allowed me to excerpt a lengthy portion of the "Messiah Project" chapter of her book starting on page 262 in my Vol7 publication. (Somewhere up here is a thread asking if there was any further info available on Hubbard's Messiah Project aside from Nancy's book and Hugh Urban's summary of that same material. Since nothing further every came out in the public domain on this effort, Nancy agreed with me that he first hand account of the matter was due to be made public. And now it is.)

    The whole series of research catalog publications as a collection is available here:
    Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity-Series
    Fileshares: https://mega.co.nz/#F!I18kkDaR!B-ZNRhZ_qtxtth_bEaoFLQ

    Moving on, here's what lies ahead in this project (from my most recent post on the RFTTP thread):
     
  15. well...

    blaze away all you like

    for my own part at the beginning of my personal examination of this "applied religious philosophy" i thought it was a no-brainer that it qualifies as a religion and have never seen any significant challenge to this verdict