John Atack: Scientology's 'past lives' don't pass the giggle test - 2015-10-25
Jon Atack is the author of A Piece of Blue Sky, one of the very best books on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology. He has a new edition of the book for sale, and for more than a year on Saturdays he helped us sift through the legends, myths, and contested facts about Scientology that tend to get hashed and rehashed in books, articles, and especially on the Internet. He was kind enough to send us a new post.
We rarely ask ex-Scientologists about their own experiences in past-life therapy. (When we have got around to it, the results were pretty great.) We're glad you brought up the subject, Jon, and we're looking forward to what you can tell us about it...
JON: I had been in Scientology for a few months when I had my first "past life" experience. The Auditor's Code tells us that we must "never evaluate for the preclear," but I had read enough Hubbard material to know exactly what to expect.