Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology by Marc Headley

Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology

By Marc Headley

  • Release Date: 2010-08-13
  • Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Nominated by Foreword Magazine as 2009 Book of the Year Award Finalist. Marc Headley provides a rare, never before seen insider's look at life inside Scientology. He spent 15 years employed at their secret headquarters, the sprawling 500 acre property located deep in the California desert. The local townspeople were told that Scientology lectures and films were being made there. But is that all that is happening there? It is the location of a multi-million dollar home for L. Ron Hubbard, built two decades after his controversial death. It is the home of Scientology's current leader, David Miscavige. Rumor has it that high ranking Scientology celebrities such as Tom Cruise have been there. So what really happens at the Int Base? Are the stories on the internet true? How does Scientology conduct management of its day to day operations? Reports from former members have shown up here and there over the past 20 years. Could stories of armed guards, weapons, staff beatings, and razor wire fences surrounding the entire property be true? If so, how could a facility like this exist in modern day America? Hundreds of staff had made attempts to escape over the years. Some had succeeded but had never been seen or heard of again, but most had failed. Marc knew it would not be easy getting out of the Scientology compound. Why were people kept here? Why did more people not attempt to escape over the years? What was it that went on at the International headquarters of Scientology? This is the story of what happened behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology.

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  • WHAT?!!!

    5
    By People lemmings
    It's very SAD and DISTURBING (UNBELIEVABLE!) that such a "religion" exists in the free world. I would expect such a story to be from NORTH Korea, not the USA. I read the book in couple of days. I have to say I could not believe what I was reading. RIVETING! Slavery is NOT dead in the USA. Cannot believe so many people including some celebrities have been "taken in" by the likes of Dave McCavidge who clearly is a BULLY and much in need of anger management. C'mon Oprah! Expose Scientology for what it really is! Joy

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