4400 Scientology Super Power centre
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Seen on Boing Boing:
Scientology is opening a “Super Power” training center in Clearwater, Florida. The Center will teach cult members who pay out how to enhance their powers of perception by using training techniques supposedly invented by founder and mediocre sci-fi hack L Ron Hubbard.
We get more details on The St. Petersburg Times online:
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard taught that people have 57 “perceptics.” They include an ability to discern relative sizes, blood circulation, balance, compass direction, temperature, gravity and an “awareness of importance, unimportance.”
Super Power uses machines, apparatus and specially designed rooms to exercise and enhance a person’s so-called perceptics. Those machines include an antigravity simulator and a gyroscope-like apparatus that spins a person around while blindfolded to improve perception of compass direction, said the former Scientologists.
A video screen that moves forward and backward while flashing images is used to hone a viewer’s ability to identify subliminal messages, they said.
Hubbard promised Super Power would improve perceptions and “put the person into a new realm of ability.” He believed it would unlock abilities needed to spread Scientology across the planet.