Scientology's bizarre international base and its near-prison life: A Marc Headley classic - 2018-05-11

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F347.png Scientology's bizarre international base and its near-prison life: A Marc Headley classic May 11, 2018, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

It's been nearly a decade since one of our favorite books about Scientology life was published: Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology, by former Sea Org worker Marc Headley.

We interviewed Marc when the book came out, and he's been a big part of this website since it started. But we had to assume that some of our readers are not familiar with the book or it's been a long time since they read it.

So we asked Marc to pull out one anecdote from his book in order to excerpt it here. And we're sure glad we did, because he picked out a doozy. The story he chose tells us so much about the Orwellian world of Int Base, Scientology's secretive international management compound near Hemet, California, and its extreme paranoia about controlling the lives of workers and cutting them off from the outside world. And it's Marc Headley, so the absurdity of Scientology life comes through loud and clear. If you haven't picked up a copy of this book, you really should.

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{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology's bizarre international base and its near-prison life: A Marc Headley classic | url = https://tonyortega.org/2018/05/11/scientologys-bizarre-international-base-and-its-near-prison-life-a-marc-headley-classic/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = May 11, 2018 | accessdate = May 11, 2018 }}