I spoke with Andy Nolch, of the Indie Scientology Podcast, about the brainwashing and hypnosis in Scientology that we have both experienced – inside Scientology and outside as well.
This is a discussion between 2 people who have actually experienced Scientology – with all the good, and all the bad in it.
We’re talking about it openly and honestly. We’re not making any money off of this discussion of Scientology on TV or trying to horrify people into buying our books or T-Shirts.
We’re talking about how we see our own real experiences in Scientology.
When you speak to everyday people who have been involved in Scientology, you find that there’s a down-to-earth, non-fanatical experience to having been a Scientologist.
Not every one was abused.
Not everyone went crazy or signed a billion year contract.
And not every one has a capture story, an escape story, or an atrocity story to tell you on TV.
Andy Nolch and I are just trying to keep it real.
What we are talking about in this recording are the kinds of experiences that most Scientologists had during their involvement in Scientology. Neither Andy nor I were ever involved in the Sea Org, and we never ran any Office of Special Affairs spy operations. We never fair-gamed anyone. (Although I kinda did once)
Brainwashing and Hypnosis in Scientology is a complex discussion with many different pieces of knowledge. This discussion should not be made so simplistic that no one ever learns anything from those who actually experienced it.
You can’t understand Scientology by using only Scientology to understand it.
And you can’t understand Scientology by using no Scientology to understand it, either.
I think my discussions with Andy Nolch are valuable.
Here’s our discussion on Brainwashing and Hypnosis in Scientology.
When you are looking closely into your own experience – you have to trust yourself.
How will you trust yourself if you have not figured out what is your own thought vs someone else’s?