The Complex, An insider exposes the covert world of the Church of Scientology

By John Duignan

For the first time ever, a former high-ranking member of the Church of Scientology is lifting the lid on life inside the worlds fastest growing cult. The Complex reveals the true story behind the religion that has ensnared a who s who list of celebrities such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta, and convinced thousands of ordinary people to join up.

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. He looks back on the 22 years he served in the Church s secret army and describes the hours of sleep deprivation, brain-washing and intense auditing or religious counselling he endured, as he was moulded into a soldier of Scientology. He talks about the money-making-machine at the heart of the Church, the Scientology goal to Clear the Planet and Get Ethics In , the training programmes, the Rehabilitation Project Force and the punishments meted out to anyone who transgresses, including children. 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 score.

The beliefs of the Church of Scientology might sound like something from a science fiction book but The Complex reveals that the Church s growing power base is a shocking reality.

Available on Ebay direct from John Duignan & Pete Griffiths HERE

A Piece of Blue Sky

A Piece of Blue Sky: Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard Exposed

By Jon Atack

Arguably the most thoroughly researched expose of Scientology ever written, and one the Church of Scientology tried desperately to ban.


The Total Freedom Trap

The Total Freedom Trap: Scientology, Dianetics and L. Ron Hubbard

By Jon Atack

A quick overview of Scientology in under 40 pages.


The Mind Benders

The Mind Benders

By Cyril Vosper

Another book Scientology tried to ban. As one judge put it during the resulting lawsuit: “But, I think that, even on what we have heard so far, there is good ground for thinking that these courses contain such dangerous material that it is in the public interest that it should be made known.


Bare Faced Messiah

Bare Faced Messiah

By Russel Miller

Miller covers Hubbard’s family origins and his life chronologically while exploring and documenting his life-long habit of lying and exaggerating.


The Scandal of Scientology

The Scandal of Scientology

By Paulette Cooper

Paulette was the target of Scientology’s infamous ‘Operation Freakout’, in which Scientology maliciously and calculatedly tried to completely destroy her life. This is the book that put Paulette on Scientology’s shit-list.


Government Reports

Government Reports

The Anderson Report – 1965, Australia


The Foster Report – 1971, England


Inside Scientology

Inside Scientology

By Robert Kaufman

Kaufman explains the mechanics of the cult in this auto-biographical look into what it is like to get into Scientology, including discussion of the secret Scientology levels.


The Road To Xenu

The Road To Xenu

By Margery Wakefield

“Margery” is a fictionalized character whose story combines Wakefield’s own experiences with those of other Scientologists.


Messiah or Madman?

Messiah or Madman?

By Bent Corydon

& Ronald DeWolf (Ron Hubbard Jr.)

Another book that Scientology tried to legally silence. This was an interesting case in that Scientology’s legal assertions did not involve libel, slander or accuracy – rather they tried to stop it citing copyright infringement.


  1. Nyneve Benoic says:

    Thank you for these excellent recommendations, I have added them to my “must read” list.

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