Carol Es on 20 years in Scientology: 'You're programmed to think emotions are weak' - 2019-03-23
This week on Scientology Lit, we have an excerpt from Shrapnel in the San Fernando Valley, a memoir by Los Angeles contemporary artist Carol Es which will be coming out on April 6. The book wrestles with Carol's experiences growing up in a dysfunctional family in LA's San Fernando Valley, abuse by men who objectified her, and her struggles and success as a rock drummer and artist. The book also has some illuminating anecdotes from her life in Scientology, and she graciously agreed to give us this excerpt from her experience working at a Narconon drug rehab.
[My Scientologist friends] seemed to have their shit together. Their families too. They seemed sane compared to my family, though anyone's would. The desire to better oneself began to rub off on me, and there was no doubt I needed and wanted control over my life. Haunted by death and failed relationships, losing my brother to drug addiction, a job with no true future, I started gravitating back to the idea of officially practicing Scientology. Maybe it would help.