For the first time ever, a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology is lifting the lid on life inside the world s fastest growing cult. The Complex. John Duignan (born ) grew up in both Stirling in Scotland and in The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology. John wrote the book “The Complex”, in which he describes his two decades Duignan describes how two years ago he staged a dramatic escape from the elite.

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Andrew Logue rated it really liked it Aug 01, They are taught no education, and many have been in Scientology for years and since a very young age, so they have no job experience.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The author came from a troubled background which led to him feeling the need to do and be something in life and to feel he belonged to something worthwhile.

This was the beginning of John’s Internet search which was forbidden into the movement he had been a part of for so long over 20 yearsand he started seeing the other side of what Scientology really was. It was a terrifying experience to walk out into the real world, with nothing to show for my slavish devotion to the cult.

No trivia or quizzes yet. I dropped out once I saw and heard the real motivations going on with this church not. Enlighten those who may be susceptible to seduction by mind and life control cults and to provide a sense of hope for those who may be so entrapped.

Of these I have had several; they have all marked me in various ways, but none more so than that fateful late afternoon in Stuttgart, Germany, when an attractive and rather aggressive young woman blocked my path and accosted me with the interrogative; “Do you have a good memory”? Explore the Home Gift Guide. Duignan describes how two years ago he staged a dramatic escape from the elite paramilitary group at the core of the Church, the Sea Organisation, and how he narrowly evaded pursuit by Scientologists from the Office of Special Affairs.


This is truly a must-read.

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He met an attractive female Scientologist on the streets of Germany, who convinced him to take a free personality test from Scientology. To the informed, Scientology evokes a visceral revulsion, and with good reason. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

He became ensconced within the inner walls and learned to live by Scientology creed and nothing else. I’d blame the editor for most of the problems.

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This book is probably one of the most co,plex explosive exposes revolving around the cult of Scientology and the dangers of being a member. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The situation seems silly even riduculous to the outside observer, but to those inside it is very real.

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Harrowing and frightening how people can be brainwashed into believing the indoctrinati A chilling book highlighting the insidious way a cult can take over a person’s life. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Stefan Rhys rated it liked it Sep 10, He goes into great detail about his feeling of security and belonging once joining Scientology and how he moved up the ranks to their co,plex Sea Org. Children of Scientologists have their own rules and aren’t treated as children, but little soldiers to brainwash.

It is indeed curious how the ban on this book coincided with Tommy Boy’s movie. Scientology spokesman Gerard Ryan spoke with Irish Mail on Sunday prior to the book’s publication, and commented on the claims made in the book: If you’ve had any first-hand experience with Xenu’s Warrirors, then this book will bring it all back alive.


Archived from the original on January 13, The book was published in Ireland on October 7, by Merlin Publishing. Duignan recounts his time in the Scientology organization, and his experiences during his twenty-two years as a Scientologist.

Roxanne rated it liked it Feb 07, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. CS1 French-language sources fr Webarchive template wayback links CS1 German-language sources de All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from June Articles with permanently dead external links CS1 errors: I know from first-hand experience that Scientology is creepy, weird and ridiculous, but I really had no idea how dangerous and oppressive it could be.

The students were very interested in John’s experiences from the cult, including the weapons training they had given him. We follow his journey through the Church and the painful investigation that leads to his eventual realisation that there is something very wrong at Scientology s core.

It’s all just rubbish.

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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. This book does not focus on the inherent quackery and woo of Scientological beliefs, but rather the culture of corruption and abuse ineherent in they system.

He finally exited with some considerable difficulty in June after evading their internal security police force he made it back to home to Ireland. Silences former member of church’s ‘secret army ‘ “.