Jenna Miscavige Hill (born February 1, ) is an American former Scientologist . After leaving of the efforts to exploit Mr. Miscavige’s name. We note that recollections in Miss Hill’s book are dramatically at odds with 30 of her classmates. Jenna Miscavige Hill was raised to obey. As the niece of the Church of Scientology’s Enlarge Book Cover Audio Excerpt. Left hand banner -. Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Church of Scientology leader David Miscavige, was raised as a Scientologist but left the controversial Enlarge Book Cover.
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Peter Orvetti “Public Scientologists” — that is, those who do not work professionally for Scientology — pay high fees for courses, and are expected to contribute …more “Public Scientologists” — that is, hipl who do miwcavige work professionally for Scientology — pay high fees for courses, and are expected to contribute liberally. From her prolonged separation from her parents as a jwnna child to being indoctrinated to serve the Church, from her lack of personal freedoms to the organization’s emphasis on celebrity recruitment, Jenna goes behind the scenes of Scientology’s oppressive and alienating culture, detailing an environment rooted in control in which the most devoted followers often face the harshest punishments when out of line.
I cringed along as she went through her awkward tweens and teens forced to accept responsibilities as an adult in her church. You may recognize the nam In a word, horrifying.
Piercing the veil of secrecy that has shrouded the world of Scientology, this book reveals unprecedented firsthand knowledge of the religion, its rituals and its mysterious leader—David Miscavige.
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape
It is like an inner rage that cannot be quieted. Archived from the original on 4 November In the final chapter, Jenna gives her thoughts on how members are controlled. At any point you could be sent to EPF or MEST various manual labor details complete with reduced rations and living conditions for unspecified periods.
An absolutely riveting book, I wholeheartedly recommend it. I tried my best to be non-judgmental but it was difficult at times when you see adults caring more about the church than a child. I think I was 19 years old. You think you’ve heard it all, but as the story unfolds, there is always a new bureaucratic system.
When breaking the rules or they assumed you broke the rules the members would face harsh punishments. The author’s attention to detail was commendable and is what made the reader understand the relentless “education” the cult demanded.
There’s a problem loading this menu right now. I could not put it down.
She laid out all the facts exactly as what they were with no up- or downplaying. I jwnna angry and in tears for the way these kids were treated. People are seduced into the church by Scientologists that are miscavife the roles to recruit. The niece of Scientology head honcho and Tom Cruise BFF David Miscavige, Jenna Hill grew up in the Church which, as you’ll learn in this book, is like a ihll planet compared to what “public Scientologists” and celebrities are included in that experience as The Church of Scientology.
I am a bit ashamed to admit that I read this book, but I wanted to learn more about the insides of scientology and needed a “lighthearted” summer book. Upstairs the peculiar organization which apparently had temporarily rented the upper floor had poster advertisements pasted all over on walls.
The idea of a “billion-year contract” literally, they mean a jfnna years! He told me ‘The Way’ changed his life. Pick Me a Book Po Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. View all 26 comments. One of his exciting stories is as follows: Mar 10, Rachel rated it it was amazing. Those sorts of things are private matters, as far as I’m concerned.
Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill
There were many, many pages that bored the pants off of me. And finally and I was skeptical about this before I even got the book you CANNOT say my “harrowing escape” when you were flown, safely, home on a plane, with your family knowing where you are, and without any fear for your safety. Captivating and disturbing, Beyond Belief is an exploration of the limits of religion and the lengths to which some went to break free.
From being separated from her family to her marriage being sabotaged, I haven’t read anything this infuriating. That is why Jenna’s words and book is so important.
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Any objective study of Scientology, its history, and its methods will not allow a reasonable person to come away in mizcavige as to its nature. In the ‘s we wore tee-shirts, bell bottomed jeans, peasant dresses and had long shaggy hair and neck beads. Born into Scientology, Jenna Miscavige Hill, niece of Scientology’s diminutive despot David Miscavige, whom she refers to as “Uncle Dave,” gook the billion-year contract with the Sea Organization or “Sea Org,” the Church’s “clerical” branch when she was just a kid.
All of the posters on the walls had exploding volcanoes, too. Mar 05, Catherine Howard miscavjge it really liked it.
I think perhaps Scientology has moved away from its creation fiction, and it now concentrates on loyalty-creating methods such as sternly enforcing its rigid New Age religious practices, as told in ‘Beyond Belief: Well, actually they can, and do, but not always. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
Jenna claims this was made difficult by the Scientology organization, which threatened Dallas with disconnection from his own family still within the church. Then again, Jenna is of the Miscaviages and they themselves are the backbone of Scientology. I admire the courage this young woman mustered up to not only leave the church, but also to publicly tell her story, considering all the threats and coercion sanctioned by mixcavige uncle. A final thought from the founder himself, L.
Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Heelas asserted that the jebna was “strongly associated” miacavige members of the middle and upper-middle classes of Western society. Being the niece of David Miscavige, the head honcho, Jenna’s life is a little better than others for the first few years of his tenure. I find it rather incredible that celebrity Scientologists, who are clearly not exposed to the darker side of Scientology, are not even willing to entertain accusations of the Church’s abuses.
More frustrating is the knowledge that nothing is being done to dismantle it.