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1 Inside Scientology - Janet Reitman
Auteur : Janet Reitman
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
“A masterful piece of reporting . . . Reitman tells a spellbinding story of a larger-than-life personality whose quirks, ticks and charisma shaped America’s newest homegrown religious movement.” — Washington Post

Scientology is known for its celebrity believers and its team of “volunteer ministers” at disaster sites such as the World Trade Center; its notably aggressive response to criticism or its attacks on psychiatry; its requirement that believers pay as much as hundreds of thousands of dollars to reach the highest levels of salvation. But for all its notoriety, Scientology has remained America’s least understood new religion, even as it has been one of its most successful.

Now Janet Reitman tells its riveting full story in the first objective modern history of Scientology, at last revealing the astonishing truth about life within the contro
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3 Beyond Belief - Jenna Miscavige Hill & Lisa Pulitzer
Auteur : Jenna Miscavige Hill & Lisa Pulitzer
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial religion in 2005. In Beyond Belief, she shares her true story of life inside the upper ranks of the sect, details her experiences as a member Sea Org—the church's highest ministry, speaks of her "disconnection" from family outside of the organization, and tells the story of her ultimate escape.

In this tell-all memoir, complete with family photographs from her time in the Church, Jenna Miscavige Hill, a prominent critic of Scientology who now helps others leave the organization, offers an insider's profile of the beliefs, rituals, and secrets of the religion that has captured the fascination of millions, including some of Hollywood's brightest stars such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta.

4 Going Clear - Lawrence Wright
Auteur : Lawrence Wright
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
National Book Award Finalist

A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.

At the book’s center, two men whom Wright brings vividly to life, showing how they have made Scientology what it is today: The darkly brilliant science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, whose restless, expansive mind invented a new religion. And his successor, David Miscavige—tough and driven, with the unenviable task of preserving the church after

5 Going Clear (Enhanced Edition) - Lawrence Wright
Auteur : Lawrence Wright
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
National Book Award Finalist

The enhanced eBook edition of Lawrence Wright’s revelatory study of Scientology includes additional photographs and documents, plus more than thirty minutes of original video—taped interviews with former members of the church speaking about what drew them to Scientology and about discovering past lives, the church’s position on abortion and homosexuality, and how the Guardian’s Office functions; and in interviews with the author, Lawrence Wright speaks about his aims in writing this book, his respect for his sources, and methods of research.

A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both

6 Fantasyland - Kurt Andersen
Auteur : Kurt Andersen
Genre : History
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “The single most important explanation, and the fullest explanation, of how Donald Trump became president of the United States . . . nothing less than the most important book that I have read this year.”—Lawrence O’Donnell

How did we get here?

In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen shows that what’s happening in our country today—this post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by hucksters and their suckers. Fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA.

Over the course of five centuries—from the Salem witch trials to Scientology to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s, from P. T. Barnum to Hollywood and

7 Rising Phoenix - Kyle Mills
Auteur : Kyle Mills
Genre : Fiction & Literature
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp Series

Special Agent Mark Beamon is a maverick. His open disdain for the FBI's rules--and Directors--has exiled him to a no-profile post in the boondocks.

But when a shadowy right-wing group starts flooding America's emergency rooms with dead and dying, Beamon is summoned back to Washington. Teamed with an icily efficient female field agent, he is given the thankless task of stopping the slaughter--even though millions of Americans secretly approve of it!

As the body count rises, Beamon realizes there is something eerily familiar about his adversary, reminding him of the coldest killer he ever encountered--not a criminal but a law enforcement colleague. And for the first time, he wonders why he was chosen for this assignment.

Was it his expertise--or his expendability?

8 Storming Heaven - Kyle Mills
Auteur : Kyle Mills
Genre : Fiction & Literature
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp Series

Punished for his maverick ways, FBI agent Mark Beamon has been exiled from Washington, D.C., to a sleepy Southwest office where he's got one last chance to play by the rules. But that's not going to happen, not when he's on a case that may be too hot even for his unorthodox talents to handle.

A local millionaire and his wife are brutally murdered. Jennifer, their teenage child and sole heir; is the prime suspect -- and she's gone missing. Laying everything on the line, Beamon sets offon a trail that takes him from a remote survivalist's cabin in the Utah mountains, through the labyrinthine headquarters of a cultlike church, into the shadowy, interlocking boardrooms of a powerful high-tech communications empire.

Just when he thinks he's close to finding answers, Beamon discove

9 Scientology: Abuse at the Top - Amy Scobee
Auteur : Amy Scobee
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
A former top insider reveals the nightmare world of violence and abuse at the highest levels of the Church of Scientology. Amy Scobee was their staff member for 27 years. She rose up the ranks to the top of church management by the time she was twenty, where she remained for two decades. For much of that time, she served as a member of the Watchdog Committee, the highest management body in Scientology, which supervises every sector that makes up the organization today.

In this book, Amy relates her experiences from her discovery of Scientology as a 14-year-old to her episodes in building the Celebrity Center network for the likes of Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kirstie Alley. Amy's account of what she both experienced and witnessed firsthand that led to her departure in 2005 and subsequent decision to speak out against what she now classifies as "dangerous cult" is both fasci

10 Leah Remini’s Troublemaker Surviving Hollywood and Scientology Summary - Ant Hive Media
Auteur : Ant Hive Media
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
This is a Summary of Leah Remini’s #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Troublemaker Surviving Hollywood and Scientology

The outspoken actress, talk show host, and reality television star offers up a no-holds-barred memoir, including an eye-opening insider account of her tumultuous and heart-wrenching thirty-year-plus association with the Church of Scientology.
Leah Remini has never been the type to hold her tongue. That willingness to speak her mind, stand her ground, and rattle the occasional cage has enabled this tough-talking girl from Brooklyn to forge an enduring and successful career in Hollywood. But being a troublemaker has come at a cost.
That was never more evident than in 2013, when Remini loudly and publicly broke with the Church of Scientology. Now, in this frank, funny, poignant memoir, the former King of Queens star opens up about that experience for the fi

11 Tom Cruise - Andrew Morton
Auteur : Andrew Morton
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Andrew Morton uncovers the true story of the biggest celebrity of our age.

Everyone knows Tom Cruise—or at least what he wants us to know. We know that the man behind the smile overcame a tough childhood to star in astonishing array of blockbusters: Top Gun, Rain Man, Born on the Fourth of July, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, several Mission: Impossible movies, and more. We know he has taken artistic chances, too, earning him three Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations. But beyond that, the picture becomes a bit less clear…

We know that Tom is a devoted follower of the Church of Scientology. We know that, despite persistent rumors about his sexuality, he has been married to Mimi Rogers, Nicole Kidman, and Katie Holmes. But it was not until he jumped on Oprah's couch to proclaim his love for Katie and denounced Brooke Shields for

12 Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology - Marc Headley
Auteur : Marc Headley
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
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 the

13 Burn Factor - Kyle Mills
Auteur : Kyle Mills
Genre : Fiction & Literature
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Vince Flynn

Bright, young, and ambitious, Quinn Barry desperately wants to be an FBI agent, even as she programs databases in the basement of the J. Edgar Hoover Building. But Quinn's career -- and her life -- are about to change wildly. Testing a new program, Quinn's computer savvy turns up a mysterious DNA link among five gruesome murders. A link that the old FBI system had been carefully programmed to miss. A link that nearly costs Quinn her job, and soon, her life...Pitted against a conspiracy of unimaginable proportions, Quinn will match wits against powerful government forces that will use any means necessary to keep their dirty secrets hidden -- secrets that will land her in the clutches of a sadistic, brilliant madman who holds the key to it all.

14 The Religion of L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology: The Cult of Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Lisa-Marie Presley - Robert Alan King
Auteur : Robert Alan King
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
The Religion of L. Ron Hubbard's Church of Scientology: The Cult of Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Lisa-Marie Presley by Robert Alan King is a booklet with over 5,600 words. It explores the religious tenants of the Church of Scientology to arrive at a basic understanding of what they believe. Though the book also sometimes conveys the contrasting beliefs of Christianity, the real focus is on understanding the theology of Scientology itself. In addition, King briefly explains what Scientology is and then discusses whether or not Scientology is a cult. The book mentions some famous Scientologists such as Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, John Travolta, Lisa-Marie Presley, and Paul Haggis, but this is only in reference to actions or claims that are relevant to the theology of Scientology. Robert Alan King is an ordained minister through Calvary Chapel.

15 Scientology from Islamic Perspective - Muhammad Vandestra
Auteur : Muhammad Vandestra
Genre : Islam
Scientology has been called the world’s most significant new religion, and Scientologists themselves claim to draw on 50,000 years of wisdom. However apostates from Scientology claim it is a vicious, dangerous cult masquerading as a religion. No matter which description we choose, the fact remains that Scientology is a controversial, mysterious religious movement, with more than 10 million members in around 160 countries across the globe. In this series of articles, we hope to delve into this puzzling movement, and find the answer to several intriguing questions. Is Scientology a religion or an evil cult? What exactly does a scientologist believe, and how do these beliefs compare to the religion of Islam?

The official scientology web site states that “Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spirit

16 It Devours! - Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
Auteur : Joseph Fink & Jeffrey Cranor
Genre : Fantasy
A new page-turning mystery about science, faith, love and belonging, set in a friendly desert community where ghosts, angels, aliens, and government conspiracies are commonplace parts of everyday life. Welcome to Night Vale…

“Brilliant, hilarious, and wondrously strange. I’m packing up and moving to Night Vale! –Ransom Riggs, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

From the authors of the New York Times bestselling novel Welcome to Night Vale and the creators of the #1 international podcast of the same name, comes a mystery exploring the intersections of faith and science, the growing relationship between two young people who want desperately to trust each other, and the terrifying, toothy power of the Smiling God.

Nilanjana Sikdar is an outsider to the town of Night

17 Captive - Catherine Oxenberg
Auteur : Catherine Oxenberg
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Now updated with a new afterword, Captive is an emotional, ripped-from-the-headlines exposé that lays bare the secretive cult that shocked the world—for fans of Leah Remini’s Troublemaker and Lawrence Wright’s Going Clear.

I am a mother whose child is being abused and exploited. And I am not alone.

In 2011, former Dynasty star Catherine Oxenberg joined her daughter, India, at a leadership seminar for a new organization called NXIVM. Her then twenty-year-old daughter was on the threshold of starting her own professional life and they both thought this program might help her achieve her dream. But quickly, Catherine saw a sinister side to the program that claimed to simply want to help its clients become the best versions of themselves.

Catherine watched in horror as her daughter fell further

18 Leaving the Witness - Amber Scorah
Auteur : Amber Scorah
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
"À la Tara Westover's Educated, Scorah's pensive, ultimately liberating memoir chronicles her formative years as a Jehovah's Witness...and captures the bewilderment of belief and the bliss of self-discovery."--O, The Oprah Magazine, Named one of "The Best Books by Women of Summer 2019"

"Scorah's book, the bravery of which cannot be overstated, is an earnest one, fueled by a plucky humor and a can-do spirit that endears. Her tale, though an exploration of extremity, is highly readable and warm."--The New York Times Book Review

A riveting memoir of losing faith and finding freedom while a covert missionary in one of the world's most restrictive countries.

A third-generation Jehovah's Witness, Amber Scorah had devoted her life to sounding God's warning of impending Armageddon. She

19 Perfectly Clear - Michelle LeClair & Robin Gaby Fisher
Auteur : Michelle LeClair & Robin Gaby Fisher
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
The revelatory memoir by former "poster girl for Scientology" Michelle LeClair about her defection from the Church, her newly accepted sexual identity, and the lengths to which Scientology went to silence it.

For years, Michelle LeClair, former President of Scientology's international humanitarian organization, tried to reconcile her sexual orientation with the anti-gay ideology of the church. Michelle finally ends her horrific marriage, finds the love of her life, a woman, and ultimately leaves the Church. But the split comes at a terrible price. Her once pristine reputation is publicly dragged through the mud, the police raid her home, her ex-husband tries to gain full custody of their children, and the multi-million dollar business she built from scratch is utterly destroyed.

In this tell-all memoir, Michelle offers an insider's perspective on Scientology

20 Commodore's Messenger: A Child Adrift in the Scientology Sea Organization - Janis Gillham Grady
Auteur : Janis Gillham Grady
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
At age 12 Janis was thrust into a role that no one, not even L. Ron Hubbard himself, could have predicted the outcome, for within not too many years Janis and her fellow Commodore’s Messengers, as they were called, would be running the whole of International Scientology. But that is the story of a later book. Commodore’s Messenger begins by taking the reader into the life of the first family of Scientology in Australia, Yvonne and Peter Gillham and their three children, Peter Jr., Terri and Janis. Life for the Gillhams is not without its challenges in Australia, but nothing compared to what happens when the family moves to England after dealing with the banning of Scientology in Victoria.

Things spiral out of control as Hubbard leaves England and takes to the sea, to continue his research into higher spiritual states for mankind, as he puts it, or to escape the long arm of

21 The Church of Scientology - Hugh B. Urban
Auteur : Hugh B. Urban
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Scientology's long and complex journey to recognition as a religion

Scientology is one of the wealthiest and most powerful new religions to emerge in the past century. To its detractors, L. Ron Hubbard's space-age mysticism is a moneymaking scam and sinister brainwashing cult. But to its adherents, it is humanity's brightest hope. Few religious movements have been subject to public scrutiny like Scientology, yet much of what is written about the church is sensationalist and inaccurate. Here for the first time is the story of Scientology's protracted and turbulent journey to recognition as a religion in the postwar American landscape.

Hugh Urban tells the real story of Scientology from its cold war-era beginnings in the 1950s to its prominence today as the religion of Hollywood's celebrity elite. Urban paints a vivid portrait of Hubbard, the enigmatic founder

22 The Kingdom of the Occult - Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, Kurt Van Gorden & Kevin Rische
Auteur : Walter Martin, Jill Martin Rische, Kurt Van Gorden & Kevin Rische
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
The Kingdom of the Occult delivers the timely followup to Dr. Martin's best-selling The Kingdom of the Cults

This book takes Dr. Walter Martin's comprehensive knowledge and his dynamic teaching style and forges a strong weapon against the world of the Occult-a weapon of the same scope and power as his phenomenal thirty-five year bestseller, The Kingdom of the Cults (over 875,000 sold).

Chapters include: Witchcraft and Wicca, Satanism, Pagan Religions, Tools of the Occult, Demon Possession and Exorcism, Spiritual Warfare, etc.

Features include: Each chapter contains: Quick Facts; History; Case Studies; Theology; Resources

23 Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology - Sands Hall
Auteur : Sands Hall
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
"With its keen attention to the language and tactics of the church, Hall’s memoir is unique among the assortment of Scientology reports and exposés, offering insight into the certainties that its subjects gain." —The Nation

In the secluded canyons of Hollywood, Sands Hall—a young woman from a literary family striving to forge her own way as an artist—finds herself increasingly drawn toward the certainty that Scientology appears to offer. Her time in the Church, the 1980s, includes the secretive illness and death of its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, and the ascension of David Miscavige. In Reclaiming My Decade Lost in Scientology, Hall compellingly reveals what drew her into the religion—what she found intriguing and useful—and how she came to confront its darker sides and escape.

"Some of the most penetrating, illuminating prose

24 Astounding - Alec Nevala-Lee
Auteur : Alec Nevala-Lee
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Hugo and Locus Award Finalist

An Economist Best Book of the Year

A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Book of 2018

“An amazing and engrossing history...Insightful, entertaining, and compulsively readable.” — George R. R. Martin

Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers—John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard—who set off a revolution in science fiction and forever changed our world. 

This remarkable cultural narrative centers on the figure of John W. Campbell, Jr., whom Asimov called “the most powerful force in science fiction ever.” Campbell, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, was both a visionary author—he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing—and the editor of the groundbreaking mag

25 Church of Scientology - Jolan Vance
Auteur : Jolan Vance
Genre : Reference
Scientology is the pathway to liberation, so the believers say. It is the path to freedom from attachment to everything that is of this world to get to a higher, more meaningful existence.
In this ebook you'll discover:
- 3 Questions All Scientologists Should Ask
- 4 Reasons Why Ex-Scientology Members Wont Recommend Their Previous Religion To You
- 9 Important Things You Should Know About The Scientology Religion
Doctrines Of The Scientology Religion – The Fundamental Truths
- and Much More

26 Secret Societies - Sylvia Browne
Auteur : Sylvia Browne
Genre : Spirituality
Fresh from the success of her book Secrets & Mysteries of the World, Sylvia Browne now writes about the clandestine world of secret societies. Sylvia's research, combined with her amazing communication with her spirit guide Francine, has uncovered the fact that many secret societies affect the lives of each of us every day...whether it be in the areas of religion, politics, economy, government, crime, or other worldwide influences. She shares her knowledge of the conspiracies, coverups, long-held secrets, misinformation, and power manipulations of secret societies in both the past and present and how they can affect us today and in the future.
From the mysterious secrets of the Knights Templar to the powerful secret societies of the modern age, Sylvia takes us on an amazing journey to explore and unearth the truth. She discusses the amazing influence of the Freemasons on

27 Scientology - Jenna Miscavige Hill
Auteur : Jenna Miscavige Hill
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
È doloroso, difficile e a volte può essere molto pericoloso aprire gli occhi e renderti conto che hai vissuto tutta la vita in una gabbia. Jenna era una principessa. Il suo adorato zio Dave era l’uomo più importante del mondo, le persone a lei più care godevano di privilegi ed erano rispettate da tutti. Lei stessa aveva obiettivi chiari e ambiziosi: essere ammessa nell’ambito rango dei Messaggeri del Commodoro e scalare il più velocemente possibile i gradini del Ponte verso la Libertà Totale. Intorno a lei tutto era Etico, tutto era giusto. Era giusto firmare un contratto con l’impegno a servire la Chiesa di Scientology per un miliardo di anni. Era giusto che i suoi genitori fossero così lontani, perché si stavano occupando di una missione ben più alta di una semplice famiglia. Era giusto venire addestrata con lunghe ore di procedure a reprimere i sentimenti di rabbia e do

28 Scientology - Ursula Caberta
Auteur : Ursula Caberta
Genre : Social Science
Das totalitäre System Scientology – gerät der Sektenriese ins Wanken?

Sinkt der Stern von Scientology oder gelingt es der Sekte weiterhin, neue Mitglieder zu gewinnen? Die Diskussionen um ihre Existenz – gerade im Mutterland USA – werden schärfer.
Die ausgewiesene Scientology-Exper­tin Ursula Caberta legt ein neues Buch zu der umstrittenen Sekte vor: Im Fokus stehen aktuelle Entwicklungen und Erkenntnisse, die die Autorin kompetent darlegt und analysiert. Basierend auf ihrem Bestseller Schwarzbuch Scien­tology stellt sie Entstehung, Philosophie und Methoden der Organisation umfas­send dar. Ein erschütterndes Zeugnis über das Vermächtnis des L. Ron Hubbard und die nach wie vor enormen Gefahren, die von Scientology ausgehen.

Das Standardwerk: Entstehung und Ideologie, Organisation und Finanzierung, Methoden, Ziele und Aktivitäten
Ein Aufklä

29 Tom Cruise Biography: Success in Hollywood, The Church of Scientology and Inside Rumors - Chris Dicker
Auteur : Chris Dicker
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Tom Cruise is one of the actors in Hollywood that has a lot of controversies in his personal and professional life. He's known to have a lot of guts during movie productions, because he does all the stunts without special effects and green screens. In one or more occasions, he was close to death while shooting. That's how serious this is. However, what Tom Cruise does on screen has nothing to do with his personal life. It's like two opposite personas.

Some of the Tom Cruise legendary roles in famous franchises made him an international icon worldwide, but there are a lot of speculations about Tom's involvement with the Church of Scientology and his affiliation to it. In this biography, we are going to cover into some detail about the church and how it affects his life. Rituals, cults and manipulations have been identified when it comes to Tom Cruise's professional and personal

30 Scientology - James R. Lewis
Auteur : James R. Lewis
Genre : Social Science
Scientology is arguably the most persistently controversial of all contemporary New Religious Movements. James R. Lewis has assembled an unusually comprehensive anthology, incorporating a wide range of different approaches. In this book, a group of well-known scholars of New Religious Movements offers an extensive and evenhanded overview and analysis of all of these aspects of Scientology, including the controversies to which it continues to give rise.

31 The Price of Fortune - Damon Kitney
Auteur : Damon Kitney
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
The acclaimed biography of James Packer. James Packer turns to Greek mythology in an attempt to explain the most exciting yet tumultuous period of his 50 years on earth.

"I was like Icarus," the billionaire tells his biographer, journalist Damon Kitney, of the heady days of 2016 when he broke up with pop star Mariah Carey, abandoned living in Hollywood and Israel, left the global casino stage, and divided the family fortune in a bitter separation from his sister. "I flew too close to the sun."

With these words, Packer delves for the first time into the story behind his stunning public revelation in mid-March 2018 of his battle with mental health issues, which forced him to resign from the board of the Crown Casino company he owns and loves.

Never before has a member of the Packer family co-operated with a writer to tell their story. In his biography The P

32 Cults - Lightning Guides
Auteur : Lightning Guides
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Cults: In Too Deep From Jonestown to Scientology explores 20th and 21st Century cults and the 1960's American culture by which many of them were birthed.  From Then Manson Family to The Ripper Crew to Scientology, Cults provides an in-depth look at America's religious and social cults, their nefarious leaders, and the millions of lives they have stolen.

33 I Sold My Soul on eBay - Hemant Mehta
Auteur : Hemant Mehta
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Unique insights from an atheist’s Sunday-morning odyssey

When Hemant Mehta was a teenager he stopped believing in God, but he never lost his interest in religion. Mehta is “the eBay atheist,” the nonbeliever who auctioned off the opportunity for the winning bidder to send him to church. The auction winner was Jim Henderson, a former pastor and author of Evangelism Without Additives. Since then, Mehta has visited a variety of church services–posting his insightful critiques on the Internet and spawning a positive, ongoing dialogue between atheists and believers.

I Sold My Soul on eBay tells how and why Mehta became an atheist and features his latest church critiques, including descriptions of his visits to some of the best-known churches in the country. His observations will surprise and challenge you, revealing how the church come

34 The Scientology Murders - William Heffernan
Auteur : William Heffernan
Genre : Mysteries & Thrillers
A Florida detective pursues a killer within the Church of Scientology in this crime novel by the Edgar Award-winning author of The Dead Detective.

A series of murders in Florida have left the police force baffled and Detective Harry Doyle’s adoptive father seriously wounded. As his investigation becomes personal, Doyle—known to his peers as the Dead Detective—finds he must penetrate one of the most private institutions in the country in order to track down those responsible.
Clearwater, Florida, is the spiritual center of Scientology, a religion that encourages its members to remain pure and true to their beliefs. One senior leader has a misguided young man in his employ, a twisted soul who will stop at nothing to make sure the rules are followed. With veils of secrecy surrounding the church’s inner sanctum, the detectives are stonewalled at every t

35 Troublemaker - Leah Remini
Auteur : Leah Remini
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Die Schauspielerin Leah Remini ist mit Scientology aufgewachsen. Da ihre Eltern dieser Sekte angehörten, wurde sie schon in ihrer frühen Kindheit indoktriniert. Auch auf ihrem harten Karriereweg – von der unbedeutenden Nebenrolle bis zum gefeierten Serienstar in King of Queens – wurde sie stets von Scientology begleitet. Als prominentes Mitglied der Sekte lernte sie auch Tom Cruise kennen und war sogar Gast auf dessen Hochzeit mit Katie Holmes. Vor einigen Jahren begann Remini aber, die kontroversen Aktionen und Repressionen von Scientology zu hinterfragen, und wurde so zum "Troublemaker". Dadurch war sie nicht nur Zielscheibe von Angriffen, sondern Scientology sah sie sogar als Bedrohung. Schließlich brach sie 2013 endgültig mit der Glaubensgemeinschaft und verlor dadurch auch den Kontakt zu vielen Freunden. Nun hat Remini ein Buch über diese Erlebnisse geschrieben und gibt u

36 Girl on a Wire - Libby Phelps & Sara Stewart
Auteur : Libby Phelps & Sara Stewart
Genre : Comparative Religion
It wasn’t until Libby Phelps was an adult, a twenty-five year old, that she escaped the Westboro Baptist Church. She is the granddaughter of its founder, Fred Phelps, and when she left, the church and its values were all she’d known. She didn’t tell her family she was leaving. It happened in just a few minutes; she ran into her house, grabbed a bag, and fled. No goodbyes.

Based in Topeka, Kansas, the Westboro Baptist Church community is one the country’s most notorious evangelical groups. Its members are known for their boisterous picketing—their zealous members with anti-military, anti-Semitic, and anti-gay signs—“Thank God for Dead Soldiers,” “God Hates Jews,” or “Thank God for 9/11”—and their notorious catchphrase “God hates fags.” Search for them online and you’re directed to their website,

The church makes

37 Ruthless - Ron Miscavige & Dan Koon
Auteur : Ron Miscavige & Dan Koon
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
*Now a #1 New York Times bestseller*

"Compulsively readable..." —LA Weekly

“Excoriating memoir" —Publisher's Weekly

“A sad and painful but bravely told story.” —Kirkus Reviews

The only book to examine the origins of Scientology's current leader, RUTHLESS tells the revealing story of David Miscavige's childhood and his path to the head seat of the Church of Scientology told through the eyes of his father. Ron Miscavige's personal, heartfelt story is a riveting insider's look at life within the world of Scientology.

Not for sale outside the U.S.

38 The Ash Family - Molly Dektar
Auteur : Molly Dektar
Genre : Literary
When a young woman leaves her family to join a secret off-the-grid community headed by an enigmatic leader, she discovers that belonging comes with a deadly cost, in this “stunning debut,” (The New Yorker)perfect for fans of Philip Roth’s American Pastoral and the film Martha Marcy May Marlene (Booklist, starred review).

At nineteen, Berie encounters a seductive and mysterious man at a bus station near her home in North Carolina. Shut off from the people around her, she finds herself compelled by his promise of a new life. He ferries her into a place of order and chaos: the Ash Family farm. There, she joins a community living off the fertile land of the mountains, bound together by high ideals and through relationships she can’t untangle. Berie—now renamed Harmony—renounces her old life and settles into

39 Aleister Crowley in America - Tobias Churton
Auteur : Tobias Churton
Genre : Spirituality
An exploration of Crowley’s relationship with the United States

• Details Crowley’s travels, passions, literary and artistic endeavors, sex magick, and psychedelic experimentation

• Investigates Crowley’s undercover intelligence adventures that actively promoted U.S. involvement in WWI

• Includes an abundance of previously unpublished letters and diaries

Occultist, magician, poet, painter, and writer Aleister Crowley’s three sojourns in America sealed both his notoriety and his lasting influence. Using previously unpublished diaries and letters, Tobias Churton traces Crowley’s extensive travels through America and his quest to implant a new magical and spiritual consciousness in the United States, while working to undermine Germany’s propaganda campaign to keep the United States out of World War I.


40 Fog Island - Mariette Lindstein
Auteur : Mariette Lindstein
Genre : Horror
You don’t choose them. They choose you.

Flowers in the Attic meets The Girls, Fog Island is a gripping combination of fear, sexual tension and lethal fascination.

‘I loved it…terrifying’ Lisa Hall, bestselling author of Have You Seen Her

The deadliest trap is the one you don’t see…


Sofia has just finished university and ended a troubled relationship when she attends a lecture about a New Age movement, Via Terra. Its leader is Franz Oswald, young, good-looking, urbane and mesmerizing.

When Sofia meets Franz Oswald, the handsome, charming leader of a mysterious New Age movement, she’s dazzled and intrigued. Visiting his headquarters on Fog Island, Sofia’s struck by the beautiful mansion overlooking the sea, the gardens, th

41 A for Anonymous - David Kushner & Koren Shadmi
Auteur : David Kushner & Koren Shadmi
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
The illustrated, inside story of the legendary hacktivist group's origins and most daring exploits.

A for Anonymous shows how a leaderless band of volunteers successfully used hacktivism to fight for the underdog, embarrass their rich and powerful targets--from Sony and Paypal to the Church of Scientology and Ferguson Police Department--all in the name of freedom of speech and information. Their exploits blurred the distinction between "online" and "reality," and help shape our contemporary world.

42 Religion in Minutes - Marcus Weeks
Auteur : Marcus Weeks
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
Religion in Minutes covers everything you need to know about faith and religious practices around the world, condensed into key topics, and focused on the major world religions of Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and Islam.

Each faith is described, including the sacred texts, religious artifacts, rites and ceremonies, practices and traditions, art and architecture. Also includes a map, time line, and history of each religion for a thorough study of the diverse ways people worship around the world.

Following the latest research showing that the brain best absorbs information visually, each description is accompanied by illustrations to aid quick comprehension and easy recollection. This convenient and compact reference book is ideal for anyone interested in touching on the major religions of the world.

43 A Queer and Pleasant Danger - Kate Bornstein
Auteur : Kate Bornstein
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
A stunningly original memoir of a nice Jewish boy who joined the Church of Scientology and left twelve years later, ultimately transitioning to a woman. A few years later, she stopped calling herself a woman and became famous as a gender outlaw. 

Kate Bornstein—gender theorist, performance artist, author—is set to change lives with her compelling memoir. Wickedly funny and disarmingly honest, this is Bornstein's most intimate book yet, encompassing her early childhood and adolescence, college at Brown, a life in the theater, three marriages and fatherhood, the Scientology hierarchy, transsexual life, LGBTQ politics, and life on the road as a sought-after speaker.

44 Church of Scientology of California v. Flynn - United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Auteur : United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Genre : Law
This is an action for defamation brought by the Church of Scientology of California ("CSC") against Michael J. Flynn. The district court dismissed the suit with prejudice for failure to state a claim upon which relief can be granted. We reverse.

45 Scientology Intruder had been in Lane Jail (City/Region) - The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Auteur : The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Genre : Reference
Byline: Winston Ross The Register-Guard FLORENCE - Mario Jay Majorski, shot dead on Sunday by security guards at the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre in Holly wood, was released from the Lane County Jail because of overcrowding two weeks ago, the same day he was arrested by Eugene police on charges of criminal trespass and harassing a police officer at the Executive House motel on West Sixth Avenue.

46 Scientology & Philosophy - Jason Horvatic
Auteur : Jason Horvatic
Genre : Philosophy
Scientology is a subject few have not now heard of. Proposed as a religion, it receives regular public beatings for its reported zealotry, particularly amongst its inner acolytes. Stories of personal struggle, financial hardship and familial turmoil are abundant, and in the public eye the subject as a whole seems largely tainted.

Yet through all the sorrow and joy that is the lot of any religion, it remains true that undergirding the belief structure almost always lies pure philosophy. In other words, philosophy is—amongst other things—the predecessor to religion.

Stifled underneath the often emotionally-charged conversation surrounding Scientology, its basic philosophical postulations have been kept largely out of the limelight. Often caricatured away from their original accentuations—on the order of “Christians primarily believe that Moses literally parted

47 Missouri Church Scientology v. State Tax - Supreme Court of Missouri En Banc
Auteur : Supreme Court of Missouri En Banc
Genre : Law
Rendlen, J. This proceeding arose with the addition of appellant's tangible personal property to the tax rolls for the year 1974 by the
St. Louis City Assessor. Obtaining no relief by successive appeals to the Board of Equalization and the State Tax Commission,
appellant sought judicial review claiming exemption from ad valorem taxation under Mo. Const. Art. X, § 6, and §
137.100, 1 on the ground its property was "used exclusively for religious worship". 2 No challenge is made to the assessed
valuation of appellant's property but only to the denial of the claimed exemption.

48 Mein geheimes Leben bei Scientology und meine dramatische Flucht - Jenna Miscavige Hill & Lisa Pulitzer
Auteur : Jenna Miscavige Hill & Lisa Pulitzer
Genre : Biographies & Memoirs
Die Nichte des Scientology-Führers David Miscavige packt aus!

Jenna Miscavige Hill, die Nichte des Nachfolgers von Scientology-Gründer L. Ron Hubbard, David Miscavige, wuchs als Scientologin auf, verließ die kontrovers diskutierte Organisation aber im Jahr 2005. In ihrer Biographie enthüllt sie die befremdlichen und verstörenden Details ihrer Kindheit. Sie gibt einen erschütternden Einblick in ihre Erfahrungen als Mitglied der Sea Organization, das Machtzentrum von Scientology, und legt die Überzeugungen, Rituale und Geheimnisse einer Organisation offen, die bereits Hollywood-Stars wie Tom Cruise und John Travolta in ihren Bann gezogen hat. Sie erzählt, wie sie von ihrer Familie abgeschirmt wurde, und berichtet schließlich auch von ihrer mutigen Entscheidung, mit Scientology endgültig zu brechen.

49 Scientology. La chiesa della paura - John Sweeney
Auteur : John Sweeney
Genre : Religion & Spirituality
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50 Church of Scientology of California v. Armstrong - Second Appellate District, Division Three Court of Appeal of California
Auteur : Second Appellate District, Division Three Court of Appeal of California
Genre : Law
Plaintiff/appellant Frances Snoke appeals a summary judgment in favor of defendant/respondent William B. Bolen, D.D.S., in her dental malpractice action. She challenges the trial courts ruling that her action was barred by the statute of limitations. (Code Civ. Proc., § 340.5.)
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