New Religions: Scientology

  • Sites Identified with the Church of Scientology
  • Scientology
    [Available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian. Illustrated introduction. Particularly useful for academics and journalists is the home page of media director Leisa Goodman and the glossary of Scientology and Dianetics as well as the search page.]
  • L. Ron Hubbard
    [Available in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian. Illustrated hagiographical biography with extracts from writings.]
  • Dianetics
    [A promotional site for the best-known book by L. Ron Hubbard.]
  • Index Page for English Articles on Scientology
    [A collection of articles, statements, and legal depositions by various scholars that lend authority to the viewpoint that Scientology is a bona fide new religion. The main page at this site offers links to materials in German, Danish, Spanish, French, Italian, and Dutch as well.]

    Sites Critical of the Church of Scientology
  • An Introduction to Scientology (from a critical perspective)
    [Available in English, French, Spanish. A useful guide to materials critical of the Church of Scientology.]
  • The Scientology Comparative Theology Page
    [The introduction to the site states its purpose as follows: "Scientology publicly claims to be an "applied religious philosophy", as well as being compatible with other religious belief systems. However, in the secret upper levels of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard says many uncomplimentary things about religion in general and Christianity in particular. Because the "Church" of Scientology is less than forthcoming in revealing its entire belief structure, this web site was created to promote the scholarly study of the public and private beliefs of Scientology and Dianetics. These beliefs are then contrasted with Judaism, Christianity, and Islam."]
  • Scientology - Religion or Not?
    [A site maintained by Cornelius Krasel with basic critique and a number of links.]
  • FACTNet International
    [Describes itself as "A nonprofit information archive and referral service protecting freedom of mind by exposing harms caused by cults and mind control." Has had legal encounters with Scientology, and provides a separate Scientology and Dianetics page.]
  • Steve Fishman Home Page
    [One of many web pages supportive of Steve Fishman, a well-known former Scientologist. See also Karin Spaink's online posting of the legal Fishman Affidavit.]
  • Tilman Hausherr's Home Page
    [A long-running and extensive set of resources highly critical of Scientology. It includes Scientology in Germany: Frequently Asked Questions.]
  • I write, therefore I am
    [Materials in Dutch and English compiled by Karin Spaink. Includes a separate Scientology Litigation Kit.]
  • Secrets of Scientology
    [A page of resources and links by David S. Touretzky of Carnegie Mellon University.]
  • Sloth's Suppressive Scientology Pages
    [A narrative argument against the Church of Scientology, documents organized by subject, and links to other sources (both pro and con). The old version is linked and available in a zip file for downloading.]
  • Operation Clambake
    [The site's motto: "Undressing the Church of Scientology since 1996."]

    Hyperlinked Bibliographies
  • The Secret Library of Scientology

    Online Books and Text Collections
  • Bare-Faced Messiah by Russell Miller
    also mirrored at
    Bare-Faced Messiah by Russell Miller
    [And there is a timeline that may be useful for some researchers.]
  • Documents of a Lifetime: The Uncensored L. Ron Hubbard Papers
    [A collection of documents and supporting materials that are unflattering to L. Ron Hubbard.]
  • The Road to Xenu by Margery Wakefield
    [Note: "Margery" is a fictionalized character whose story combines Wakefield's own experiences with those of other Scientologists.]
  • The Scandal of Scientology by Paulette Cooper
  • Social Control in Scientology by Bob Penny
  • The Total Freedom Trap: Scientology, Dianetics And L. Ron Hubbard by Jon Atack

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