Jon Atack: Auditing and recovered memory - why do Scientologists accept it as fact? - 2015-05-30
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.
Jon surprised us with yet another piece, and once again we are so glad he did. One of the things about Scientology that's rarely discussed (because Scientologists are under strict instructions not to talk about it) are their "memories" of past life events.
Even former Scientologists, we've found, have been somewhat reluctant to discuss what they "remembered" under Scientology auditing. Jon dives into this, discussing what he thinks is really going on. We think you'll find his thoughts fascinating.