My Past Life in Scientology - 2012-06-27
Within minutes, I was at the Scientology "org" (their term for organization) and Mike had disappeared. I was the only person in a back room listening to a lecture about "Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health." Dressed in a tan corduroy suit with a yellow shirt (they loved that color) and dark green knit tie (ditto), bearded lecturer Bill Johonnessen explained to me the structure of the "reactive mind." It sounded a lot like the subconscious, but who was I to quibble, I was stoned. I listened intently and made mental notes, only once wondering why Bill hadn't asked whether or not I was stoned. I felt like it was obvious.
Finally he said, "So that's how it works. Any questions?"