The documentary ‘Going Clear’ reveals to what extent Tom Cruise and John Travolta are controlled by Scientology. Most importantly, it provides a glimpse at the dark side of the occult elite’s “show business” system.
Before airing the two hour documentary Going Clear : Scientology and the Prison of Belief, HBO hired 160 lawyers to fight against the church’s vicious and litigious ways. Considering the contents of the documentary, it is understandable. Going Clear explores the world of Scientology which combines pseudo-religion, pseudo-esoterica, indecent amounts of cash and lots of Hollywood star-power to form one big, powerful, tax-exempt absurdity. The documentary explains how the church’s Hollywood stars are pawns to its grand scheme, how those who go against it are blackmailed and even how “Scientology-approved” wives are groomed to be in a relationship with Scientology stars.
John Travolta and Tom Cruise are the two biggest stars associated with Scientology. Coincidentally enough, they both became extremely weird as the years went by.
The first superstar spokesman of Scientology was John Travolta. He was assigned a contact named Spanky Taylor with whom he became close. Things however got sour when she was sent to a Scientology “prison camp”.
The film asserts that Travolta was a “troubled young man looking for help” when he stumbled across Hubbard’s book “Dianetics.” After he discovered Scientology, he started booking everything: commercials, small acting gigs, his role on “Welcome Back Kotter.” A Scientology member named Spanky Taylor was assigned to be his contact, and the two became quite close. Taylor is interviewed at length for “Going Clear,” and she recalls the incredible confidence boost that Travolta got from the church — and he was afraid if he stopped going, his career success would stop as well. He was church’s first superstar spokesman.
“The beliefs and practices that I have studied in Scientology have been invaluable to me,” Travolta said in a previous interview.
But things took a dark turn when Taylor was sent to the “Rehabilitation Project Force,” she says, a “prison camp” for members who criticize the church. (It’s billed as a place to go when members get “stressed.”) Taylor says she was forced to do menial labor and only sleep a few hours a night, and was also separated from her baby daughter, since kids are seen as a “distraction” to their parents. Taylor details how she managed to escape with her daughter after being in horrifying living conditions. However, she was cut off from her friend Travolta, whom Wright alleges knew what was happening to Taylor, but did nothing.
– Washington Post, How Scientology controls John Travolta and Tom Cruise, according to ‘Going Clear’
The documentary highlights the main reason why Scientology stars never speak out against the church : They have to go through an ‘audit’.
Former Scientology officials, including former spokesman Marty Rathbun, say that every “audit” (where a Scientology member is forced to reveal their deepest, most intimate secrets and fears on the way to attain spiritual and mental clarity) is recorded and filmed. Not to mention the “auditors” take pages of notes. So, when word had it that Travolta was threatening to leave, all the officials had do was go through all the notes from the auditing sessions to find secrets that Travolta had spilled and may not want getting out into the public.
“I know this because I used to do it when I was the head of the office of special affairs,” said former official Mike Rinder. “By exposing [these secrets]or threatening to expose them, they will cower the person into silence.”
It should be noted that several powerful secret societies use the same techniques to keep their members silent. During the initiation process of the notorious Skull and Bones, candidates are asked to yell out their deepest secrets (especially sexual) as they lie in coffin. This information is then used for blackmail threats.
Tom Cruise is the biggest star associated with the church. His entire life, his career and even his relationships are shaped by it.
Cruise and Scientology leader David Miscavige, who took over when Hubbard died, were close friends, the film says. But their relationship hit a snag when Cruise fell for Nicole Kidman, and the pair got married. Because Kidman’s father was a psychologist (and the church does not like psychologists), she was identified as a “PTS”: Potential Trouble Source. They were married for a little more than 10 years, and after Cruise was seen as drifting too far away from Miscavige, Rathbun says he was tasked to break up the marriage and get Cruise back into the church.
How did he do that? Audits. Rathbun says that not only did he have to deliver reports from his audit sessions with Cruise, but that Miscavige hired private investigators to look into Kidman for any other damaging information. They also tapped her phone when Cruise mentioned he was curious about her phone conversations (Cruise’s lawyer denies this). The film also alleges that Miscavige helped drive a wedge between Kidman and her and Cruise’s two adopted children, turning them against their mother.
After Cruise separated from Kidman, he got “set up” with Nazanin Boniadi, who was pretty much a mind control slave manipulated by the church.
After Miscavige heard Cruise was complaining that he wanted a new girlfriend, young Scientologist Nazanin Boniadi (now an actress known for “How I Met Your Mother” and “Homeland”) suddenly got a new assignment, Wright said. While Boniadi signed a non-disclosure agreement with the church, “Going Clear” director Alex Gibney said he found details in FBI testimony. Boniadi was moved into the celebrity center, the film says, where she was given audio of her boyfriend confessing an affair. After she dumped her boyfriend, she got a sleek new makeover, which the organization told her was because she was going on a humanitarian mission and had to look her best for world leaders.
Instead, she was given the role of Cruise’s new girlfriend. Gibney tells the story that shortly after Boniadi moved in with Cruise, they got a visit from Miscavige. Boniadi had a headache and wasn’t too responsive, and later, Cruise screamed at her for not being more respectful to the Scientology leader. She was soon told that she was no longer Cruise’s girlfriend, and was shipped back to another Scientology center. Former Scientology member and filmmaker Paul Haggis, also interviewed for the film, said Boniadi faced punishment (cleaning out the public bathrooms with a toothbrush) for telling a friend about her heartbreak over the break-up.
While Scientology’s methods are indeed insane, the church is not the only entity using them. In fact, the entire Hollywood system works this way, and goes even further. Scientology is simply another arm of the occult elite’s system.
The church was founded by L. Ron Hubbard, who was a protégé of Aleister Crowley and a member of the O.T.O., the most powerful secret society in Hollywood. The O.T.O. is behind most of the black magick and mind control aspects of Hollywood. Therefore, unsurprisingly, Scientology behaves the same way.