A terrifying look into the world of Scientology. ehhh no wonder it took me so long to read. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Blown for Good : Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology by Marc Headley (2010, Trade Paperback) at the best online prices at eBay! Opened right with the action and then mark goes back and tells his story. The average rate of pay is around $35 per week; that is, if they are paid at all. A self-published memoir that takes its place among the great apostate properties dying to be made into a movie. It's filled with Scientolog-ese and won't give you background on what Scientolgy is, its history, what's happening now, LHR, ect. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 20, 2017. Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology, Hardcover – Multiple Formats, November 5, 2009. But is that all that is happening there? If you want a walk through what a life in Scientology is, this is a must read. I cannot get enough about cults and extremist religions in the US. He describes the odd and abusive structure and practices of Scientology, including the current "head honcho"'s penchant for random and spontaneous rules and rule changes. "...well-paced and an entertaining read." This clue was last seen on June 4 2020 on New York Times’s Crossword. 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 out of 5.0 5 Stars 35 4 Stars 6 3 Stars 2 2 Stars 0 1 Stars 1 Performance. It only makes sense... A comprehensively excellent in-depth examination of life within scientology, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 14, 2013. Average Customer Ratings. I presume that celebrity members have NO idea of the grueling treatment that these people who work at the Gilman Hot Springs compound near Hemet undergo. What an amazing book. It’s a great first person perspective of what it’s like from the inside of one of the most prestigious Scientology facilities, and it uncovers a whole lot of the abuse and terrible conditions that come up for the staff day to day. It is the location of a multi-million dollar home for L. Ron Hubbard, built twodecades after his controversial death. He was a member of Sea Org by the age of 15 working 100 hour weeks for little to no pay in oppressive conditions. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. His lack of formal education shows, in that his writing is full of little grammatical errors. Please try again. Tag: blown for good Ten Unbelievable Books About Scientology – Updated Scientology Book List. November 5th 2009 Average customer ratings. A must read for those who want the truth about the Cult of $cientology! Find books Leaving is not easy--if you try to blow, they come after you--if you have to travel to an event, you have a minder who watches your every movement like a hawk. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Often, many of them are out of luck for even getting a shower. The Washington Post "Marc Headley , a former insider at the church, has written a tell-all book, called Blown for Good, about his 15 years of work with Scientology. In other words, several first hand accounts are hard to understand because the folks are still processing their leftover Scientology stuff. But this is a fast-paced, page-turner of a book, and his courage and competence come through over and over in the tale of his survival, his fifteen years as a serving member, and his eventual harrowing escape. You just keep swimming deeper, and deeper, and deeper into Xenuville until you are gasping (no, choking) for air. A difficult and disturbing read because I believe it to be true. In order to get to the advanced levels (thetan) of Scientology, one must pay for courses that cost at least $300,000, so this is not a "religion" for those who are not well to do. Marc Headley provides a rare, never before seen insider's look at life inside Scientology. BLOWN FOR GOOD by Marc Headley a Non-Fiction Religion book ISBN-0982502206 ISBN13-9780982502204 with cover, excerpt, author notes, review link, and availability. Nominated by Foreword Magazine as 2009 Book of the Year Award Finalist. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. So what really happens there? "Headley's book also provides stunning material that has rarely been collected in one place... Find out what happens behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology and get your copy today! It is the home of Scientologys current leader, David Miscavige. Reports from former members have shown up here and there over the past 20 years. It is worse than jail because in jail you can get paroled for good behaviour! My eyes have been well and truly opened by this book as to the full extent of just how insidious, incompetent and totally incapacitating the scientology organisation can be to those who work within it. In this book we get a different perspective of the cult known as Scientology. These people are blown for good. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. Hubbard himself had been in the US Navy. I was starting to go cross eyed. When a person is mistreated by a cult, either religious or political, often we have the mentality that it was partially the person’s own fault for being stupid enough to hook up with such obvious psychos and frauds. But this is a fast-paced, page-turner of a book, and his courage and competence come through over and over in the tale of his survival, his fifteen years as a serving member, and his eventu. His story is inspirational because of how he was successful with his career and family life after being in a different kind of environment for so many years working on property for Scientology. Read "Blown For Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology" by Marc Headley available from Rakuten Kobo. It is, however, an excellent book for people wanting to know what things were like for the staff over at. And folks you. Marc Headley provides a rare, never before seen insider's look at life inside Scientology. The term "blown" is akin to the military's AWOL. Headley was a child when his mother became heavily involved in the religion, so he grew up in Scientology. This is not a book for Scientology newbies. And punishment which can be for anything--your thoughts are checked on an e-meter, a makeshift lie detector. "...a new book exposing alleged details about not just Scientology -- but Tom Cruise's association with the church -- is available..." The Washington Post There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I came across it accidentally and decided to read it simply because I was curious. The language is a bit clunky here and there and when combined with the dense, information-laden text, it makes for slow reading. It is the home of Scientology’s current leader, David Miscavige. ‘Blown for Good’ is Marc Headley’s autobiography, documenting him growing up in a family influenced by Scientology, joining the Sea Organization and finally. All and all it’s a very interesting read of tribulation and triumph. These people are referred to as “recovered.” There are however, those who blow and never go back. "...the Scientology cult, is I guarantee you, a thousand times more bizarre than you could have ever imagined." a damning account of life working for Scientology leader David Miscavige at the secretive desert base..." Tony Ortega, The Village Voice Marc Headley has a good life with a wife (also an ex Scientologist with her own escape story) and three kids, but how he got to this point is part horror story, part terrifying yet exhilarating adventure. Because Scientology is G R I M, controlling, arbitrary and often downright cruel in its dealings with members, whom it keeps in a state of perpetual tension and anxiety lest they unwittingly fall foul of a more senior official or transgress some boundary of which they have not even been aware - yet after many years in what amounts to a fascist dictatorship, Marc Headley has somehow managed to retain his sense of the absurd, and to keep a sense of humour even when enduring all the restrictions and inconveniences of life as a Scientologist. Can't believe all he went through...and he is funny as well! Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Short movie based on ‘Blown for Good’ gets festival The “ Brainwash Movie Festival ” sounds pretty unique. If you haven't heard of record-smashing singer and songwriter Mariah Carey, is there any hope for you? I thoroughly enjoyed reading Marc Headley's account of his escape from Scientology. I get that this dude was locked up for almost two decades but could he possibly chill with the gross sexist language. The John & Ken Show, KFI AM 640 If you ever want to know about the insanity of Scientology, read this book. This is the story of what happened behind the Iron Curtain of. Or is indoctrinated into one before they are old enough to take control of their life? If Scieno was smart enough to release more such capable people "into the wild" once in a while, we wouldn't be stuck thinking Tom Cruise is the most enlightened human being in Hollywood. Let's get a few things out of the way first. Before reading "Blown for Good" I read Jenna Miscavige's book about her experiences with scientology. Before reading "Blown for Good" I read Jenna Miscavige's book about her experiences with scientology. Sex ed doesn't teach you how to give a good blow job. Now I’ve finally read it I know why! 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