Hi Stahlpony. There used to be a lot of threads about Scientology here at Factnet; but over time I guess interest subsided. As a matter of fact, the first forum I joined eight or nine years ago was an anti-Scientology discussion board. Shortly after that, Tom Cruise apparently went somewhat insane and jumped on Oprah’s couch laughing hysterically.
I learned about Scientology's use of an electronic device called the “E-meter,” to get rid of “body thetans” that were created when Xenu, the dictator of the “Galactic Confederacy,” came to Earth seventy-five million years ago in a spacecraft that looked a lot like a DC-8 and used hydrogen bombs to kill billions of his people. Their disembodied souls were blown into the air, and were captured by Xenu’s forces using some sort of “electronic ribbon.” They were then taken to a place like a theater where they were forced to watch a movie for thirty-six days, which implanted false memories.
They became “body thetans” that cling to us. Through “auditing,” using the E-meters, they are removed.
Most of us here are well-aware of what Scientology represents (a destructive cult that uses coercive persuasion and mind control techniques). We have a special section here devoted to it, “Scientology and Dianetics,” the largest online archive in the world of “the dirty secrets of Scientology, Dianetics, and L. Ron Hubbard.” The owner of this website, Lawrence Wollersheim, is an ex-member who sued the Church of Scientology for intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress and won. He co-founded Factnet to be used as an information resource on cults.
I’m sure that everything you want to know about Scientology is there. Hopefully, others will respond to the account of your brother’s tragic end; and how his involvement with Scientology may have been responsible. Unfortunately, there are many similar stories surrounding the cult of Scientology. I’m sorry for your loss.