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This Guy Claims to Be the Reincarnation of L. Ron Hubbard
The 31-year-old has legally changed his name to Lafayette Ron Hubbard, but the official Church of Scientology isn't buying his story.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
What’s Inside a $5,000 Scientology E-Meter?
A Swiss maker disassembled a central tool of Scientology, the E-Meter, and finds a remarkably sophisticated and over-engineered device.
A Very Scientology Christmas: Inside L. Ron Hubbard's Winter Wonderland
Since 1983, the Church of Scientology has ran a Santa Claus photo-op on Hollywood Boulevard, where they hand out their founder's writings to visitors, but they deny using it to attract new members.
The Fight to Preserve the House of the Man Who Invented Sci-Fi
Forrest J. Ackerman, the late literary agent to writers like Ray Bradbury and L. Ron Hubbard, held a trove of sci-fi artifacts in his LA home. Now, his fans are vying to save it from being turned into a parking lot.
Meet the Struggling South African Cult That Tried to Kill Demon Hitler
Bernard Poolman tried to fashion himself as the next L. Ron Hubbard and failed gloriously.
Talking to Marty Rathbun, Former Senior Executive of the Church of Scientology
We discuss his Scientology past, auditing, and the harassment techniques allegedly used by the church.
I Took a Tour of Scientology's Los Angeles (and It Was Pretty Creepy)
At one of the places I visited I the cashier called me by my first name, despite the fact that I had never met her in my entire life.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
Meet the Hairdresser Who Claims Scientology Is Trying to Ruin Her Business
There's a hair salon 350 feet from the world-famous, sky-blue Scientology building in Los Angeles. Here ex-Scientologist Lynn Campbell helps the shaggy, as well as those who are questioning their faith.
The Harry Potter Fan Fiction Author Who Wants to Make Everyone a Little More Rational
"Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality," by AI specialist Eliezer Yudkowsky, has commanded a sprawling, cult-like international fan base thanks to its message of rational thinking.
The Occult Rocket Scientist Who Conjured Spirits with L. Ron Hubbard
Born 100 years ago, Jack Parsons seemed devoted to reconciling opposites, smashing together the technical and the spiritual.
Scientology Is Struggling to Crack the UK
Scientology has always been a poor fit for the UK. It’s a phenomenon better suited to wealthy, tanned Americans who’ve spent their entire lives being told they can be anything they want to be if they throw enough money around
Scientology's Super Bowl Ad Preached to the Cult of Apple
The cult understands what inspires devotion these days: whatever device a tech company is selling.