Surviving Scientology Episode 52 with Karen Schless Pressley

Karen Schless Pressley is the former Commanding Officer of the Scientology Celebrity Centre. In this interview she discusses how she and her then husband — the composers Peter Schless — became Scientologists and later joined the Sea Org. Karen fascinatingly discusses the lure of Scientology for celebrities in terms of co-dependency. In my view, this is a remarkably insightful description. Karen’s new book “Escaping Scientology: An Insider’s True Story: My Journey With the Cult of Celebrity Spirituality, Greed and Power ” is available on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Escaping-Scien…

Surviving Scientology Episode 51 with Janis Grady

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard’s Commodore’s Messenger’s Organization (CMO). Janis’ mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who founded the Scientology Celebrity Centre.

Surviving Scientology Episode 50 with Janis Grady

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard’s Commodore’s Messenger’s Organization (CMO). Janis’ mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who founded the Scientology Celebrity Centre. Janis’ book is available in print or on Kindle at: https://www.amazon.com/Commodores-Mes…

Surviving Scientology Episode 49 with Janis Grady

Janis Grady was born into the Church of Scientology. She joined the Sea Org at age 11 and was one of the first four original messengers in L. Ron Hubbard’s Commodore’s Messenger’s Organization (CMO). Janis’ mother was Yvonne Gillham Jentzsch who founded the Scientology Celebrity Centre. Janis’ book is available in print or on Kindle at: https://www.amazon.com/Commodores-Mes…

Surviving Scientology Episode 48 with Jon Atack

Jon Atack & Jeffrey Augustine Discuss L. Ron Hubbard Jr., Captain Bill, and Scientology. L. Ron Hubbard Jr., or “Nibs” as he was called, was the #2 figure in Scientology from 1952-1959. Among his other duties, Nibs served as an Enforcer for his father. Nibs left the Church. He later spoke out against his father and even sued to gain control of his father’s estate. Nibs famously granted Penthouse Magazine an interview in which he said that Scientology was Black Magick spread out over time and that his father thought of himself as the Antichrist. Nibs was eventually “recovered” by the Church of Scientology for an undisclosed sum of money. In exchange, Nibs recanted everything he had said about his father and thereby destroyed his own credibility forever. Jeffrey asks Jon, “Is Marty Rathbun the new L. Ron Hubbard Jr.?”