Jon Atack: The mystery of mysteries that all Scientologists chase - and can never find - 2015-09-05

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F347.png Jon Atack: The mystery of mysteries that all Scientologists chase - and can never find September 5, 2015, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

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, we're really happy to learn that we're still going to get an occasional piece from you. Even though the Toronto conference was supposed to be your swan song, you only seem re-energized. And what a treat for us to meet you, finally, at that conference, and then just a few weeks later in London! And still, after all that, you still want to help us out here at the Bunker. Well, maestro, take it away...

JON: I had been a Scientologist for two years when I read the transcript of a Hubbard lecture in Advance! magazine, issue 44, in 1977. I wondered if Hubbard was trying to tell me something about Scientology. Here is an extract, in Hubbard's own words:


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