Episode 3.3: “The Cultic Culture Club” (Part 3)

Updated: Mar 25

Readings and videos related to this episode:

1. Scientology Network promotional video (Scientologists as they present themselves): “David Miscavige Launches the Scientology Network,YouTube, uploaded March 23, 2018.

2. Going Clear: Scientology & the Prison of Belief (HBO Documentary Films, 2015) Directed by Alex Gibney. Starring Lawrence Wright, Tony Ortega, and Mike Rinder.

3. “Scientology & Me,” BBC Panorama, Season 55, Episode 19, May 14, 2007.

4. “The Secrets of Scientology,” BBC Panorama, Season 58, Episode 38, September 28, 2010.

5. Scientologists at War (Roast Beef Productions, 2013), Channel Four, UK (Amazon Prime Video).

6. Something Can Be Done About It (Mike Rinder’s blog).

7. Daniel Shaw: “Traumatic Narcissism: The Psychology of Cult Leaders,” Public lecture delivered at the ICSA 2015 Santa Fe Conference. (click here for Shaw’s book)

8. Daniel Shaw: “Traumatic Abuse in Cults: A Psychoanalytic Perspective,” Cultic Studies Review, 2(2), 2003, 101-129. (Posted on the ICSA website).

9. Leaving Siddha Yoga website.

10. Mike Rinder: “Scientology’s former spy chief on L. Ron Hubbard’s paranoia,” an interview by Jon Atack, The Underground Bunker, November 14, 2020.

11. Leah Remini & Mike Rinder: Fair Game Podcast (website).

12. The Underground Bunker (Tony Ortega’s website).

13. Tony Ortega: “Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlatans: Clients of deprogrammer Rick Ross call him a savior. Perhaps that's why people he's branded cult leaders want to crucify him," Phoenix New Times. November 30, 1995.

14. Tony Ortega: The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, CreateSpace, 2015.

15. Tony Ortega and Paulette Cooper: Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s Dangerous ‘Religion’, CreateSpace, 2018.

16. Ron DeWolf’s (a.k.a., L. Ron Hubbard, Jr.) 1982 deposition before the Clearwater Municipal Hearings on Scientology. (Day 1), (Day 2).

17. Battlefield Earth (Warner Brothers, 2000). Directed by Roger Christian. Starring John Travolta, Barry Pepper, and Forrest Whitaker.

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