Blown for Good has ratings and 78 reviews. Polstar said: Perhaps I’m biased but I did like this book, possibly because every chapter was named after. Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology is a memoir written by Marc Headley, a former Scientologist and Sea Org member, about his life and. Read “Blown For Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology” by Marc Headley with Rakuten Kobo. Nominated by Foreword Magazine as Book of the.
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I could not have been more wrong. Forcing people to run for hours in the dark, sleep on gravel and play a violent game of musical chairs where all the losers are told they will sciehtology shipped off to foreign countries never to see their families again is certainly disturbing. How to write a great review. We appreciate your feedback. Ron Hubbard, built two decades after his death.
Oc shopping Checkout Continue shopping. Why were people kept here? But then, I have seen these in print books also. Nov 19, Peter Orvetti rated it really liked it.
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Need I say more? How does Scientology conduct management of its day to day operations? It is the home of Scientology’s current leader, David Miscavige.
I was starting to go cross eyed. I am not saying I believe everything that comes out of psychiatry at all, but Hubbard and the current Scientologists still won’t have anything to do with them.
Headley writes in a clear and engaging manner and his book is the best I have read as far as getting an inside look into this secretive religion a religion that worships no God unless you count Money and Power.
Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology
So what really happens at the Int Base? It is particularly worthwhile for anyone who has been exposed to Scientology or any other highly controlling, cultish group. But we never hear abo While this is not a well-written book, I found it interesting to hear from someone trapped in Scientology’s Sea Org without having a strong belief in it.
Found much of the book repetitive though. In “Blown for Good”, Marc recounts his fifteen years in Scientology and his eventual break with the organization. A difficult and disturbing read because I believe it to be true.
But this is a fast-paced, page-turner of a book, and his courage and competence come through over ifon over in the tale of his survival, his fifteen years as a serving member, and his eventu Marc Headley was denied a high school education because he was pushed into Scientology as a child by his parents, and pressured into the upper levels of its secretive and bizarre upper management levels in his teens.
After leaving the organization, Headley wrote about his experiences in Scientology. May 30, Mikko rated it liked it Shelves: The local townspeople were told that Scientology lectures and films were being made there. Retrieved March 16, Screw the diving stick, where is the top of the water because you are dying here and bkown breathe any longer.
I don’t know how much of this book is truly believable I would hope very little. Granted, the story is biased and at times unbelievable, however this makes it that much more awe-inspiring. Tom Cruise says it is a “privilege” to call himself a Scientologist. Much of their financing comes from helping to produce his films. Yes No Thanks for your feedback! Hundreds of staff had made attempts to escape over the years. I suppose I went off on my own rant while doing a book review but my rant is indicative currtain how much Marc Headly’s gkod affected me.
The situation now is “deja vu all over again”. This is probably because of all the blowh celebrities bankrolling their legal staff. Primates of Park Avenue.
The term “blown” is akin to the military’s AWOL. Could stories of armed guards, weapons, staff beatings, and razor wire fences surrounding the entire property be curtaij It certainly differes from the Buddhist view of reincarnation!!
You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Marc Headley provides a rare, never before seen insider’s look at life inside Scientology.
Blown for Good – Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology
Headley recounts episodes from his years as a member of the Church of Scientology, most of that time as part of the order called the Sea Organizationor Sea Org. May 29, Joanna rated it really liked it Shelves: However, sometimes something will come up that’s like, OMG a big deal!!! Please recognize that this is a self-published book written by someone who did not have the same educational opportunities as many people reviewing this book.
It’s filled with Scientolog-ese and won’t give you background on what Scientolgy is, its history, what’s happening now, LHR, ect. He spent 15 b,own employed at their oc headquarters, the sprawling acre property located deep in the California desert.
Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The author, no doubt, is afraid of his tbe his wife’s families being punished they are still Scientologists by L. Does he not have a moral responsibility to investigate the allegations of abuse and if found to be true help stop fot I can’t imagine living 15 years with that kind of verbal, mental and physical abuse. Some succeeded but were never seen or heard of again, most failed.