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Originally posted by Azeari of the Radiant Eye
This is my first post, so please bear with me! My intention is to discover others' opinions and/or experiences with Scientology, and perhaps start a debate.
My experience: I spent a year as a staff member many years ago. In some ways it was the best year of my life...I left under a cloud & have since wondered if it was the right choice.
Sometimes I'm tempted to return, but there's alot of negative information floating around out there & it's possible that in reality I was lucky to escpae when I did. Plus, I wasn't there long enough to get into the "higher" levels (OT levels...heck, I didn't even get to "Clear", just "Release")...and what what I've read about these levels sound like bad Science Fiction. All I can say for certain is that what I was taught at the lower levels (Dianetics, communications skills, etc) was very useful.
Of course, we were also taught that all the negative information is being disseminated by "enemies" of the church...they have a whole organization to fight against such things.