Thursday, January 17, 2013

L. Ron Hubbard<>Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

Fascinating review of Lawrence Wright's new book on Scientology: "Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief" in Salon.

I have the book on order but I was particularly struck by these words in the last paragraph of the review:

"Hubbard, as Wright acknowledges more than once, was a charmer, with a knack for manipulating people. He knew, somehow, that there is no behavior more likely to foster fascination and dependence than intermittent reinforcement, enveloping approval and assurances of future bliss shot through with unpredictable episodes of domination, insults and terror. That is the dynamic of the abusive family, a dynamic that prevails in Sea Org. and the hidden enclaves of Scientology."

Substitute "Maharishi" for Hubbard in the first sentence above.

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