Title: Scientology by the back
door (1st-hand account)
Author: email@example.com (Martin Poulter)
Date: Sun, 9 Nov 1997 12:45:45 GMT
Forwarded from an anonymous correspondent: Date: Sat, 08 Nov 1997 21:28:38 -0800 To: M.L.Poulter@bris.ac.uk I started a job with a Chiropractors office about a month ago. At one of our staff meetings the tone scale was displayed and discussed. I found it odd, but being new everything seemed odd so I didn't question it. Though it kept nagging on me. I kept hearing phrases like "cycles of completion" and "levels of confront". Then one day we were told to do some role playing. Since I was hired as the insurance biller, I thought it would be appropriate to role play my communications with insurance companies or with patients who had questions. Every office likes to communicate things differently-so I remained open minded. The role playing turned out to go something like this: This could be used in any social situation: Me: "How are you today Ms. Jones." Ms. Jones: "Oh, I'm OKAY but I didn't sleep very well last night." Me: "THAT'S NOT GOOD! Did you know that insomnia is one of the seven signs of stress!" I was then supposed to go into a Sales Pitch for this Chiropractor's office. I was beginning to feel insulted at this point, but hey it was job which paid my bills, so I went along with the role playing knowing all along that I would never use any of it. I found out that the tone scale was from Scientology, and that all of our management materials came out of a book with L. Ron Hubbards name on it. After a few more events which felt demeaning and controlling, I began some research into Scientology. When I discovered what it truly is - I quit on the spot! The doctor and his wife then put me through an interrogation that was brutal to say the least. They accused me of being a liar. They said they had no connection to Scientology what-so-ever, and accused me of breaking up their marriage if I quit. To this ridiculous comment I suggested a good marriage counselor, and walked away - forever. Has anyone else experienced Scientology through the back door like this? I am very interested in learning more about why Scientology targets the medical profession through consulting firms, etc... [I've collected some information on Scn's infiltration of businesses at http://www.demon.co.uk/castle/fronts/wise.html -MLP] I am also interested in their mind controlling techniques since I feel they tried to make me a victim of it. Thank you for the web page, I have learned so much from it. I don't feel comfortable signing my name so please know me as "uncontrollable". -- MARTIN L: Postgrad., amateur crackpotologist and caffeine-free celibate bon M POULTER : viveur studying the Philosophy of Belief at Bristol Uni., England c Cult Concern FAQ + Soppy Compliments Page + Celibate FAQ + Gifts from "Bob" Q Helena Kobrin Page + Scientology Criticism: http://mail.bris.ac.uk/~plmlp/ !