SCIENTOLOGY: A SATANIC LINK?
THE trendiest religion in Hollywood was founded on the teachings of a Satanist, a new essay by Camille Paglia claims.
The Church of Scientology - which boasts Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley, Hilary Swank, Juliette Lewis and Kirstie Alley among its members - was founded by science-fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard. According to an article by Paglia in Boston University's Arion journal, Hubbard got many of his ideas from infamous devil worshipper Alistair Crowley.
"Hubbard had met Crowley in the latter's Los Angeles temple in 1945," Paglia writes. "Hubbard's son reveals that Hubbard claimed to be Crowley's successor: Hubbard told him that Scientology was born on the day that Crowley died."
According to the article, Scientologists perform some of the same rites that Crowley invented, all designed to free practitioners from human guilt.
"Drills used by Scientologists to cleanse and clarify the mind are evidently a reinterpretation of Crowley's singular fusion of Asian meditation and Satanic ritualism, which sharpens the all-conquering will . . . Guilt and remorse, in the Crowley way, are mere baggage to be jettisoned," Paglia says.
She writes that Crowley, a Nazi sympathizer who used opiates and hallucinogens and called himself "The Great Beast," advocated total sexual freedom, including orgies and bestiality.
Long after his death in 1947, the diabolist attracted even bigger followers than Hubbard, who founded Scientology in 1954.
"Crowley's influence fell heavily on the late sixties and seventies . . . The Beatles inserted Crowley's face (back row, second from left) in the cartoon cover collage of their landmark ‘Sgt. Pepper' album," Paglia writes. In fact, some people say the famous first line of the album, "It was 20 years ago today," is a reference to the year of Crowley's demise.
Other Crowley fans include Ozzy Osbourne, who dedicated an entire song to him on his first solo album. David Bowie refers to Crowley and his cult, The Golden Dawn, on his early song "Quicksand," and Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page bought Crowley's mansion, Boleskin House, in Scotland.
" These cults, from those connected with George Ivanovitch,
Gurdjieff, Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and Rudolf Steiner to
their present reincarnations, shared certain features: an
authoritarian obedience to a charismatic and Messianic leader;
secrecy; loyalty to the group above all other ties, a belief in
supernatural possibilities open to members only, a belief in
reincarnation; initiation into superhuman sources of power; literal
acceptance of the myth of ancient " "giants" or supermen who handed
down an oral tradition to a chosen people and who were guiding us
now; and, in uncommon cases, Satanic practices." "The Nazi's and the Occult 1977, by Dusty Sklar"
Webmaster Comment: Those familiar with Scientology will recognize how similar the promises made to entice would be members into the National Socialists were to what Hubbard promises it's own members...
L Ron Hubbard says that people are all "THETANS" - if you say SATAN with a lisp it comes out THETAN...
Leader David Miscavige's occult birthday and CST Revealed - LINK
Lerma's Sources of Scientology
Scientology, Satanism and the occult - FactNet
Bible.ca webpage on Scientology and Chistianity compared
Perry Scott's Comparative Theology Page
Ex-member John Atack's Hubbard and the Occult