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Title: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on September 24, 2011, 16:17
AnonLover on WWP wrote:
Published dox & lings as of September 22, 2011:

Scientology Religiosity? Album (Related Graphics & Artwork) (https://picasaweb.google.com/AnonLover2008/ScientologyReligiosityGraphics?authuser=0&feat=directlink)

Scientology Religiosity? Dox Collection (Custom Publications + Related Materials) (http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity)

Scientology Religiosity? Volume 0 - Materials Index (Project Outline) (http://www.scribd.com/doc/57784121/Scientology-Religiosity-Materials-Index)

Scientology Religiosity? Volume I - God, Heaven, Hell and the Hope of Mankind (described below) (http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-I)

more at http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-religiosity-research-packets-dox.93988/
Title: Re: Thanks AnonLover: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on September 25, 2011, 01:27
Thanks for the crosspost! however I had lots of help putting this stuff together, so the thanks to me alone isn't fair to others who graciously supplied me with most of the materials I used...

any chance i can humbly ask to get the title on this thread changed so it doesnt look like I'm getting all credit, and just label this "Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox" ?
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on September 25, 2011, 09:39
Sure thing.
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: ethercat on September 27, 2011, 17:42
Thanks for all the work you and your compadres do, AnonLover.
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on October 23, 2011, 21:15
bump for latest project update...

Scientology Religiosity? Research Volume I:
Updated 2nd edition (version v1.22Oct2011) released


Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-I (http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-I)

Fileshare: http://www.mediafire.com/?onu4di1ef3bzmls (http://www.mediafire.com/?onu4di1ef3bzmls)

Compilation Changes:
Section v1.01 expanded and majorly reorganized. Subsections 007 & 016 added, 003 materials replaced, 009 extended and Volume Summary adjusted accordingly.

Document Description:
Scientology Religiosity? Vol I - God, Heaven, Hell & The Hope of Mankind :: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? publication series has been compiled to serve as the introductory module for a larger body of materials, and covers some of the basic principles of Scientology when viewed from the perspective of being classified as a new religious movement. The enclosed subject matter reveals the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and other promotional material from the Church of Scientology on common aspects of “salvation” that is adhered to by the more traditional faiths.

Usage Notes:
The online scribd version clobbers some of the hyperlinks in the front & back matter sections, and lacks the advantage of the bookmarks pane setup for ease of navigation in a PDF reader. So the downloaded version in your local PDF reader is strongly recommended for serious use as a study/reference guide.

Next up... The Materials Index for this project will be updated soonly, for logging all the stuff recently gathered & initial release of Volume II following shortly thereafter.

Meanwhile, there's been other work-in-progress stuff brewing on the WWP project thread starting here:
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-religiosity-research-packets-dox.93988/page-2#post-1921226 (http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-religiosity-research-packets-dox.93988/page-2#post-1921226)

Tons of good stuff for use in future volumes dug up on the OCMB sibling thread here:
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38941 (http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38941)

Plus Related Advance Mag leaks trickled forth, starting here:
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-magazines.18634/page-9#post-1922014 (http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-magazines.18634/page-9#post-1922014)
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on October 24, 2011, 18:40
Thanks for the update, AnonLover.  cU#__
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: ethercat on October 24, 2011, 20:30
Thanks AnonLover!
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on November 13, 2011, 19:01
Next volume of this series is now released!

Scientology Religiosity? Volume II: Judeo-Christian, Semitic, Persian & Islamic Beliefs  (http://"http://www.scribd.com/doc/72603383/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-II")

More details here:
http://forums.whyweprotest.net/threads/scientology-religiosity-research-packets-dox.93988/page-3#post-1954504
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on November 13, 2011, 19:13
Thanks, AnonLover.

I couldn't get that first link to work. This one should do:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/72603383/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-II
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on January 20, 2012, 10:06
The next epic release, has arrived. /bows
 
Scientology Religiosity? Volume III:
The History of Christianity & Gospel of Jesus

 
On Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/78822500/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-III?in_collection=3084764 (http://www.scribd.com/doc/78822500/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-III?in_collection=3084764)
 
Alternate Fileshare: http://www.mediafire.com/?725ftk4wctagf25 (http://www.mediafire.com/?725ftk4wctagf25)
 
Additional info posted on WWP & OCMB project threads:

https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/scientology-religiosity-research-packets-dox.93988/page-7#post-2021944

http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=38941&p=429692#p429692
 
The extended collection of Scientology Religiosity? publications and supporting works is available online at:
http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity (http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity)
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on January 20, 2012, 18:29
Beautiful addition. Thanks to all involved!
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: ethercat on January 21, 2012, 09:22
 \^^/

Thanks so much, AnonLover.
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on January 22, 2012, 11:35
You all are most welcome. The next release of Volume IV is about 80% complete and should be following along soonly. Meanwhile, here is another set of fileshares I setup for getting the latest greatest copies of all 3 publications plus my most recent materials index / project outline:

http://www.mediafire.com/?l13d11wrrpfqz
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on July 09, 2012, 19:20
HiHo Folks! Although I've been scarce on the forums as of recent days, I've been busy. Here's the latest greatest dox & links on this project from the past couple months. (status update mirror'd from WWP (https://whyweprotest.net/community/threads/scientology-religiosity-research-packets-dox.93988/page-8#post-2142593))

Scientology Religiosity? Series
Description: An Independent Research Series of Publications by Project Chanology Anonymous (WhyWeProtest.net). Scientology: Theology or Mysticism? Although we strictly protest the abusive practices of the Corporate Scientology empire, we cordially invite you to explore the truth & decide for yourself. This series of publications is a fair usage catalog of excerpts & articles from primary & secondary source materials for educational purposes only. Published for supporting comparative analysis on how the Church of Scientology views its doctrines and L. Ron Hubbard in relation to major religions, ancient mythology, and other religious leaders.
 
http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity-Series (The extended collection of 60+ documents comprised of research materials from various sources)
 
http://hotfile.com/dl/157256760/5258412/ScientologyReligiosity-Q1-2012editions.zip.html (Latest greatest editions of my custom research catalog publications listed below)
 
https://picasaweb.google.com/112037311275067360339/ScientologyReligiosityGraphics?authuser=0&feat=directlink (Promotional graphics)
 
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Scientology Religiosity? Materials Index (UPDATED)
Description: The ongoing project overview and outline for the entire series of custom publications.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/57784121/Scientology-Religiosity-Materials-Index?in_collection=3084764
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Latest change log: Scientology Religiosity? series outline updated w/ latest project status on Jul09. Minor status updates to tweak content listed under Publication Summaries, Vols 4-6 in the Topical Index, Magazines & Comparative Resources Catalogs and the Publications Inventory sections. ETA on release of the next new volume (v5) is expected by the end of this month.

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Scientology Religiosity? Volume I (UPDATED)
Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. God, Heaven, Hell & The Hope of Mankind.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-I?in_collection=3084764
http://hotfile.com/dl/157257320/629d9e7/ScientologyReligiosity-v1-11mar2012.pdf.html
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Latest change log: Scientology Religiosity? Research Volume I: Updated 5th edition (version v1.11Mar2012) released. Minor update from mostly cosmetic template revisions to front & backmatter plus PDF navigation pane. Refined and expanded Purpose & abstract included on pg3. TOC hyperlinked to bookmarks for better PDF navigation in downloaded version. Further Reading references tweaked for more current materials.

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Scientology Religiosity? Volume II (UPDATED)
Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Judeo-Christian, Semitic, Persian & Islamic Beliefs.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/89139705/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-II?in_collection=3084764
http://hotfile.com/dl/157257617/ad6ffe2/ScientologyReligiosity-v2-01Apr2012.pdf.html
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Latest change log: Scientology Religiosity? Research Volume II: Updated 3rd edition (version v2.01Apr2012) released. Minor update from mostly cosmetic template revisions to front & backmatter plus PDF navigation pane. Refined and expanded Purpose & abstract included on pg3. TOC hyperlinked to bookmarks for better PDF navigation in downloaded version. Further Reading references tweaked for more current materials.

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Scientology Religiosity? Volume III (UPDATED)
Description: An introductory level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. The History of Christianity & Gospel of Jesus.
http://www.scribd.com/doc/78822500/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-III?in_collection=3084764
http://hotfile.com/dl/157257869/e5320dd/ScientologyReligiosity-v3-09Apr2012.pdf.html
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Latest change log: Scientology Religiosity? Research Volume III: Updated 2nd edition (version v3.09Apr2012) released. Minor update from mostly cosmetic template revisions to front & backmatter plus PDF navigation pane. Refined and expanded Purpose & Abstract included on pg3. TOC hyperlinked to bookmarks for better PDF navigation in downloaded version. Further Reading references tweaked for more current materials.

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Scientology Religiosity? Volume IV (NEW)
Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. The Soul, Past Lives & Other Philosophy Nuances.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-r0nJzP8Glv8/T8Z1C0GdemI/AAAAAAAADUc/BZE9yqlMRpA/s640/VolIVcover.png)
http://www.scribd.com/doc/95204534/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-IV?in_collection=3084764
http://hotfile.com/dl/157258313/84b922d/ScientologyReligiosity-v4-28May2012.pdf.html
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Synopsis: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? series of research publications has been compiled as the initial intermediate module for the middle segment in a larger body of materials. The enclosed subject matter explores the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology into the topical realms of Scientology’s spiritual beliefs in their "Applied Religious Philosophy" that makes the doctrinal practices of this NRM vastly different from other conventional and "new age" systems of belief.

Enjoy!
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on July 09, 2012, 20:28
You're a gem, AnonLover. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on April 18, 2013, 11:17
Bumpity bump, hidey ho and oh hai folks!

I took a short break (more than once) on this project since the last volume (IV) of research catalogs was published on Scribd. However, I've been plowing ahead on things slowly and swapping correspondence with folks who have a relevant interest in debunking Scientology's religiosity that are currently reviewing the first four volumes.

The next publication, Volume V, is likely to be the most important one in the series since it sets the stage for identifying what Scientology beliefs really are - New Age Gnosticism. Such that I thought it was important to take my time and invest additional effort & study into this one.

So anywho. I still have big things planned and lots of stuff in the works for finishing up this series. You can browse the entire set as a collection of custom publications & related works on the following link:

Scientology Religiosity? Series
On Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity-Series

Current project status: Volumes 5-7 are nearly complete, but I needed to finish a sub-project for the custom compilation sections of quotes I include in each volume. In the past, these custom sections were mostly straight up quotes in a given category. In Volume 5 I'm shifting into something slightly different for those custom sections - Tech Dictionary definition comparisons. Sort of like reverse word-clearing if you will, where I take the Scientology definition and compare it to what the same thing means in the real world.

I've been cranking away on this Tech Dictionary dissection all winter long, so once I get Volume 5 published, I'm planning on kicking the first half of series loose for wider comment* while I take another short break.

(*sidenote - I was once floated the idea of getting a dedicated subforum up here on RFTTP for hosting ongoing efforts on this project. So my thought was to maybe ask ethercat if she's cool with hooking me up with a subforum, and then I could have a thread for feedback/input on each published volume, the gathering of stuff listed in the materials index, and the "Scientology Unraveled" articles I plan on writing about my findings on all this stuff once I get the series completed. Comment from ethercat if she's agreeable to hooking me up with a subforum for these purposes, once I'm ready, is welcome at this point in time.)

So needless to say my sub-project on dissecting the Tech Dictionary for future volumes was a hefty task. But that effort is now complete and the finished work will eventually get carved up into extracts by section for inclusion in future volumes of the Scientology Religiosity? series of research catalogs. You can see it / download it from either one of the following links:

Scientology Tech Dictionary Definition Comparisons (short title)
Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary Definition Comparisons: An Exegetical Examination of Variance (long title)

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/136449275/Scientology-Tech-Dictionary-Definition-Comparisons

Google Drive: https://t.co/MZldfceVzG

Feedback from Ex-scientologists on the definition comparison sections in the above document is wanted and most welcome. But big document is big. So priority-wise, the first two sections (Basic & Medical terminology) are what I have slated for inclusion in Volume 5. Thus, that would be the areas to look at initially if anyone is interested in giving me some feedback on those comparisons from a second set of knowledgeable eyes.

Also, there is an extra section at the end of the document where I have a tentative outline for the "Scientology Unraveled" series of articles. This will be the second phase of effort in my bigger game plan where I plan to write-up my findings from this entire study once the series of research catalogs on Scribd is complete.

Meanwhile, I have one last piece I'm working on for finishing up the custom compilation section of Volume 5 - the usual sampling of quotes for a given subject, except this time around it's much shorter than the previous volumes. Work-in-progress link below:

L. Ron Hubbard & Church of Scientology Quotes Representative of New Age Gnosticism

Google Drive: https://t.co/3lJ89vTkKh

Feedback on the above link is also welcome, although the Tech Dictionary document is where I think I need extra help & input the most.

ETA on getting Volume V done & published on Scribd - ideally, in a week or so. Worst case scenario dropdead due date, by the end of this month (April 2013). So if by chance I get some folks lending me their insights on the Tech Dictionary comparison document, I'll gladly stretch things out an extra week or two.
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: ethercat on April 18, 2013, 11:23
(*sidenote - I was once floated the idea of getting a dedicated subforum up here on RFTTP for hosting ongoing efforts on this project. So my thought was to maybe ask ethercat if she's cool with hooking me up with a subforum, and then I could have a thread for feedback/input on each published volume, the gathering of stuff listed in the materials index, and the "Scientology Unraveled" articles I plan on writing about my findings on all this stuff once I get the series completed. Comment from ethercat if she's agreeable to hooking me up with a subforum for these purposes, once I'm ready, is welcome at this point in time.)

Absolutely, AnonLover - I'll get with you in PM a bit later this evening, and we can hash out the details.  I'm kinda busy, atm.
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on April 18, 2013, 18:39
I love the idea of the subforum and appreciate this beautiful update. Thanks, AnonLover!
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: Mary_McConnell on April 18, 2013, 23:00
As always, your work, your efforts are much appreciated!!
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on June 10, 2013, 12:33
(*sidenote - I was once floated the idea of getting a dedicated subforum up here on RFTTP for hosting ongoing efforts on this project. So my thought was to maybe ask ethercat if she's cool with hooking me up with a subforum, and then I could have a thread for feedback/input on each published volume, the gathering of stuff listed in the materials index, and the "Scientology Unraveled" articles I plan on writing about my findings on all this stuff once I get the series completed. Comment from ethercat if she's agreeable to hooking me up with a subforum for these purposes, once I'm ready, is welcome at this point in time.)

Absolutely, AnonLover - I'll get with you in PM a bit later this evening, and we can hash out the details.  I'm kinda busy, atm.

I finally got the next volume of my series published over the weekend, and I'll get a project update posted to this thread this evening once I'm done working for the day.

And after stewing on the idea of a dedicated subforum for my research project for awhile, I'm thinking that idea might be overkill.

Since this current subforum for "All Faiths Unite" is pretty slow as-is, I think just posting my volume-specific discussion threads and announcements for the related written works that I'll eventually start doing will fit right in here nicely. At most, I might have two dozen or so threads spread out over the next couple of years. In retrospect, that doesn't seem like enough fodder for its own subforum and I can easily organize my stuff with consistent thread titles. So its all good.

More to come soonly.
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on June 10, 2013, 17:40
Looking forward to the next edition. Thanks, AL!
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on June 10, 2013, 18:01
It took me more than a year, but I FINALLY got the next volume in my series of research catalogs for questioning Scientology's religiosity compiled and published. While this is the midpoint in my series, it's actually the most significant since Scientology beliefs fit into the category of New Age Gnosticism as far as comparative religious studies go. And the monster size of this volume, as well as the time it took me to compile it, reflects that.

Scientology Religiosity? Volume V (NEW)
Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Gnosticism & Applied Religious Philosophy.
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-IALOywz1qA8/UbOBO6dqJkI/AAAAAAAADbI/QZoM3kA4jTM/w408-h528-no/VolVcover-sm.png)

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/146501642/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-V
Fileshare: https://hotfile.com/dl/226087273/0a885b6/ScientologyReligiosity-v5-07Jun2013.pdf.html

Synopsis: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? Series of research publications has been compiled as the second intermediate module for the middle segment in a larger body of materials. These volumes are assembled for educational purposes with an aim for supporting additional review on basic points of comparison between Scientology principles of faith and the common beliefs of other major religions. The enclosed subject matter explores the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and the doctrines of the Church of Scientology relevant to their system of alternative mental health therapy techniques that they declare are spiritual in nature. These beliefs form the basis of what is labeled as an “Applied Religious Philosophy” that follows a dualistic path of enlightenment defined as “The Bridge to Total Freedom” as illustrated in the last volume of this series. This path to enlightenment requires both training and practical application of auditing techniques that have been prescribed by Hubbard for the purpose of "making the able more able." Additionally, this volume also introduces other unusual indoctrination standards and mechanisms that are seen as essential tools adherents must apply in their lives as a means of achieving a form of salvation that is described as “knowing how to know.”

Full set of all the volumes in this series released so far: http://hotfile.com/dl/226329005/d33599b/ScientologyReligiosity-Q2-2013editions.zip.html

Major Highlights in Vol5: The opening subsection is something never posted on the internet before. It's an examination of Scientology's Esoteric Roots by author and columnist Dr. David V. Barrett. Barrett is a sociology of religion expert akin to Stephen Kent, except he left the university life behind early in his career.

Barrett's treatment of Scientology over the course of his publications is an interesting one. In his first book he cataloged an encyclopedic entry for the cult that was primarily one-sided and based on Church propaganda plus a few media reports with a footnote readily admitting that unlike many of the other NRMs he cataloged, he really didn't know that much about Scientology. He later did a second, greatly expanded, edition of that same book (under a revised title that received much acclaim: The New Believers: Sects, cults, and alternative religions) and he hit Scientology much harder with a well balanced entry that cited the classic critical sources (Atack, Miller, Cordyon, Government reports, etc.).

This put him on the radar of the cult's UK PR spokeshole Graeme Wilson who tried to "handle" him as they do with all religious studies experts. LULZ ensued. Barrett played their game, and worked them over hard! He then tripped them up on contradictions within their own documentation that is partially explained in the footnotes for the excerpt in my newly released volume above. There was also several media articles written on this back in the day by Barrett that are no longer on the internet but I'm still trying to track down copies of to hopefully resurrect eventually.

Also to Barrett's credit is a flashback to the Tom Cruise couch jumping episode. For those who followed the cult's shenanigans that far back, you may recall that the UK media had a field day with that incident and took a much harsher approach to debunking Scientology in the fallout rather than just the celebwhoring we seen in the US. Dr. Barrett was the expert all the media outlets sought out for soundbites, and he not only shook Scientology's tree hard with everything he had learned since his second book was published, but he was also (as far as I can tell) the FIRST academic to call bullshit on their inflated membership numbers. Circa 2006! Mirrored here:

How many members do they really have?
By David. V. Barrett. Church Times (UK), December 1, 2006 (Church of England)
http://www.icsahome.com/logon/elibdocview.asp?Subject=How+many+members+do+they+really+have%3F

The next volume in my series should follow in a couple weeks, and the latest status on things in general is included in my project outline and materials index here:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/57784121/Scientology-Religiosity-Materials-Index

Full collection of my custom publications and related dox that I'm constantly adding stuff to:
http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity-Series
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on August 16, 2013, 14:35
Bump for the latest project updates!

In the course of compiling the next volume and mapping out materials for the remaining volumes in this series, I made a couple minor additions/revisions to Volume I as of July 12, 2013: http://www.scribd.com/doc/65916147/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-I

I also did some more copyediting touch-ups in my Tech Dictionary terminology analysis document: http://www.scribd.com/doc/136449275/Scientology-Tech-Dictionary-Definition-Comparisons

Additionally, (drum roll) I completed the next volume in the series as well!

Scientology Religiosity? Volume VI (NEW)
Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology vs. Indic Religions.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-mSNK5C1JEOU/Ugpf8ZcxmNI/AAAAAAAADes/8IYNrsoCWlk/s800/VolVIcover-sm.png)

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/159894347/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-VI
Fileshare: http://hotfile.com/dl/239386096/24c6ab1/ScientologyReligiosity-v6-10Aug2013.zip.html

Synopsis: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? Series of research publications has been compiled as the third intermediate module for the middle segment in a larger body of materials. These volumes are assembled for educational purposes with an aim for supporting additional review on basic points of comparison between Scientology principles of faith and the common beliefs of other religions. The enclosed subject matter examines the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology relevant to some of the metaphysical tenets and general mindset for their spiritual beliefs that Hubbard claimed was the modern day continuation of Indic religions and the teachings of Gautama Buddha. Upon closer examination, the relevant comparison points for the basic spiritual beliefs presented in this volume seemingly correspond to New Age systems of belief that are derivatives of the teachings of Helena Blavatsky, such as Theosophy and Thelema, rather than classic forms of Eastern Beliefs.

Full set of all the OTHER volumes in this series released so far: http://hotfile.com/dl/239406846/c618e9f/ScientologyReligiosity-Q3-2013editions.zip.html

Major Highlights in Vol6: Since this is the first of several volumes that span the topical area of "Eastern Beliefs," I literally had a ton of materials to sort & spread out over several publications. So unfortunately, some of the more exciting stuff I had originally planned to include in this volume got shuffled to later volumes in order to spread out the size of each of my publications more evenly. But the remaining stuff worth noting is as follows:


What is next: In the course of beginning to tackle the Scientology vs Eastern beliefs points of comparison, I realized it was time to revise (and regroup) my theoretical approach to analyzing this stuff. when I first started this series, my perspective was: Scientology religious beliefs are more aligned with mysticism than an actual new age theology.

But ^^That theory falls apart right quick because so much of what they treat the same as doctrine is NOT really related to spirituality. So then my next gen theory was: Scientology religious beliefs are an amalgamation of poorly researched psuedo-science and mysticism thinly disguised as new age gnosticism.

And ^^That theory basically jives with the way Hugh Urban classified Scientology doctrine in his most recent journal article in Novio Religion Journal (The Occult Roots of Scientology? Vol. 15, No. 3). Except his words put it more eloquently than I did: 
Quote from: Professor Urban
An eclectic and ingenious religious entrepreneur, Hubbard assembled a wide array of philosophical, occult, spiritual and science fiction elements, cobbling them together into a unique, new and surprisingly successful synthesis. In Hubbard’s religious bricolage, occult elements drawn from Crowley were indeed one important element, but neither more nor less important than the many others drawn from pop psychology, Eastern religions, science fiction and a host of goods available in the 1950s spiritual marketplace.

^^Nicely put. But that definition is superficial at best as far as what my project aims to do - debunk Scientology claims to religiosity and and rip off their religious cloaking shield to expose it as the fraud it truly is. And I have finally hit on what I think is the right angle/approach for doing that by addressing my subject matter from the perspective of a propaganda study rather than religious study. So this is my new working theory: Scientology religious beliefs = pure propaganda.

So my next steps is to take a short break from compiling the remaining volumes, do my homework on classic "propaganda techniques" that were contemporary with Hubbard's initial claims of Scientology being a religion + the second phase of pushing that claim when they were angling to get their tax exemption status back in the USA, as well as the modern day standards for classifying types of propanda. Then get myself up to speed on the gist of current methodologies for doing propaganda analysis in the communications field.

So once I got some more basic knowledge on ^^This stuff under my belt, I'm going to backtrack a step or two to review the volumes I've completed so far - and possibly doctor up a few bits to fit my new theory better. Then return to finishing up compiling/releasing the rest of the volumes in my 10part series game plan that is mapped out in the recently updated version of my materials index document here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/57784121/Scientology-Religiosity-Materials-Index

ETA on getting the rest of the series done - I hope to have my propaganda techniques & analysis background homework done by the fall, and (hopefully) be back on track with finishing things up for the outstanding publications in October or November of this year (2013).
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: ethercat on August 17, 2013, 10:32
AnonLover, I'm impressed with your ability to choose a topic and stick with it and fully explore all the aspects of it.  I'm stunned at your productivity.   ||O||
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: mefree on August 17, 2013, 11:12
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Subsections 008 & 009 - Digging up the original Hubbard-Is-Maitreya series wasn't enough. I had to harpoon that shit just a wee bit before I moved on.

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So this is my new working theory: Scientology religious beliefs = pure propaganda.

I love your theorem evolution, AnonLover and look forward to reading the next (and maybe the final) volume/version of this work.

Nicely done!
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on February 14, 2014, 21:12
The next volume in my series of research catalogs is now complete. (3 more to go!)

Scientology Religiosity? Volume VII (NEW)
Description: An intermediate level comparative analysis catalog of research materials on Scientology doctrine in the areas of LRH Philosophy, Vedic Hymns and Hymn of Asia.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1GSUbBPzWAY/Uv6_FMN6otI/AAAAAAAADoE/fcigeGv4Z24/s800/VolVIIcover-sm.png)

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/doc/202056070/Scientology-Religiosity-Volume-VII
Fileshare: https://mega.co.nz/#!0hEEiCIb!bIsHIDJbNiIEFGGd422kDhQeYIIpunxXPl hIfobCWm0

Synopsis: This volume of the Scientology Religiosity? Series of research publications has been compiled as the final intermediate module for the middle segment in a larger body of materials. These volumes are assembled for educational purposes with an aim for supporting further study on basic points of comparison between Scientology principles of faith and the common beliefs of other religions.

The enclosed subject matter examines the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard and the Church of Scientology relevant to the manner in which Hubbard re-engineered the concepts he developed as a “science of the mind” for Dianetics therapy into the applied religious philosophy of Scientology. Once complete, this re-branding included redefining his practices and the nature of his organization under the moniker of a “church” that promotes a form of eternal salvation contingent on repairing an adherents’ mental health deficiencies that result from traumatic incidents they endured in past lives. The platform for these revelations that redefined the early Dianetics movement was partially justified by Hubbard’s claim of being a modern-day reincarnation of the Maitreya Buddha with knowledge of the secrets of the universe that only he could reveal.

Featured highlights in Vol7:


Other Q1-2014 Updates: Being that I regrouped and redirected my approach to this independent research project from a NRM comparative religion study into a propaganda analysis study, I revised my catalog publication templates so that all the front/back matter pages reinforces that new theme. I have also greatly expanded the "Further Reading" sections for each volume to cross-reference related materials across volumes. I also added more linkage to the "List of Scientology Illustrations" sections to tap online full text versions of the materials I have excerpted so far.

Thus, every single volume has been updated in more ways than one. The whole series as a collection is available here:

Scribd: http://www.scribd.com/collections/3084764/Scientology-Religiosity-Series
Fileshare: https://mega.co.nz/#F!I18kkDaR!B-ZNRhZ_qtxtth_bEaoFLQ (https://mega.co.nz/#F!I18kkDaR!B-ZNRhZ_qtxtth_bEaoFLQ)

What's next: Since this is the final volume dealing with Eastern Beliefs comparison, the hard parts are done. The remaining three volumes center around various forms of miscellaneous supernatural woo, fringe history and murdered mythology. I hope to crank those publications out one per month over the next three months, and then get down to real business of writing academic quality essays & publishing about my findings from these past few years of independent research.

My game plan for the writing phase of this project is as follows. I also hope to develop a series of propaganda debunking essays that tears into all hot air fallacies Scientology bases their so-called "applied philosophy" on. I've been doing a fairly significant amount of study and research into propaganda techniques, and I have crafted the following matrix as an outline of the all of the commonly found tactics that Hubbard used extensively in his lectures and publications.

Propaganda Identification Rubric: TOP 100 Techniques Found in Scientology Doctrine (FINAL DRAFT)
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B9hwLoP07dRxdDA0RTVraG9RU1E/edit?usp=sharing

So my series of essays for my propaganda study will start out with 1 or 2 opening articles on basic critical thinking, logic/reasoning skills and why those skills are so important for people who exited the cult. Chris Shelton, former Sea Org member who has been featured in Karen's interview video series and on the X-Women internet radio show, has graciously agreed to collaborate with me on the opening segments. Our co-authored article(s) will then serve as the backgrounder info for my series of propaganda essays where I will run through the 100 technique indexed in the above rubric, featuring a short list of related techniques in a given article, and show multiple examples from over decades taken from the materials in my research catalog publications and elsewhere.

The end result will likely be in 1-2 dozen academic-style articles that makes the argument that Scientology's religiosity claims is ALL based on propaganda in a big way. I expect publish this series in 2 places: As web2.0 media infused version on my HubPages profile. And as a plain text document on my Academia.edu profile where I have myself setup under a "independent researcher" smack dab in the middle of the new sandbox for apologists. (Who have been having a grand ol' time slapping up all their written works that were never published in peer-reviewed journal. So WTH - if they can do it, then dagnabbit so can I).

Relevant publication venue links for future written works:
http://anonlover.hubpages.com/
https://independent.academia.edu/HeidiMacavoy

Until next time... Cheers!  \--O--/
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: wynot on February 16, 2014, 10:16
This ^^^^^^ deserves a thread of its own, imho...

'til next time;
wynot
Title: Re: Scientology Religiosity? Research packets and dox
Post by: AnonLover on February 16, 2014, 13:41
This ^^^^^^ deserves a thread of its own, imho...
Are you referring to the Propaganda Identification Rubric? If so - yes, I agree. But I'm not quite ready to go there yet.

FWIW, as discussed upstream ITT, I do plan on branching out to other threads once I get past the compilation phase of this project. But getting all the research catalog volumes done has proven to be a far bigger task than I ever anticipated. Thus, I haven't gotten into analytical discussions and dissecting things yet since I'm still chewing on the assembly of materials.