Behind Closed Doors: Insights into Scientology's Unique Philosophies

By Sophia Maddox | March 22, 2024

They Don't Believe In Mental Health Treatment

The intriguing and enigmatic beliefs of Scientology have been at the center of the zeitgeist for decades, but many people may not know exactly what goes on inside the wall of this celebrity focused church. Today we're going to delve into some of the lesser-known aspects of this controversial religion, shedding light on concepts such as Xenu, engrams, the tone scale, thetans, and silent births.

Delve deeper into the complexities of Scientology's unique teachings and gain a deeper understanding of this intriguing religion that has attracted significant attention and controversy over the years. Let's embark on this enlightening journey together and continue exploring the fascinating world of Scientology.

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When asked in her Reddit AMA about Scientology's policy on mental health, Leah Remini responded:

They deny mental illness and afflictions. They promote that you can heal your psycho-sematic issues with their 'technology.' They will get in the way of people taking medications. They will prevent people from getting the real medical help that they need. And in some cases have caused suicides because of it. Scientology is mentally abusive because we are all taught that we are responsible for everything.

The Tone Scale

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According to the established teachings of Scientology, a crucial aspect of achieving success lies in the ability to effectively understand and respond to others. While this notion may not be entirely surprising, Scientology goes further by asserting that the majority of individuals struggle to accurately discern the underlying emotions behind outward expressions.

To demystify human behavior, Scientology has developed a tool called the tone scale. This scale serves as a guide for practitioners, enabling them to interpret people's emotional states and appropriately respond to them. The aim is to enhance their capacity to read individuals and provide suitable emotional reactions in various situations.

The tone scale runs from -40 to 40, and the higher the score the better. A score of 40 is described as “Serenity of Beingness.” A 1.1 is considered secret antagonism and describes someone who can’t be trusted. Essentially, anyone who's against Scientology is a 1.1. But it's not just Scientology's enemies that score a 1.1, members of the LGBTQ+ community are automatically considered a 1.1 on the tone scale and they can only crawl their way out of that score by gaining spiritual elevation through heterosexuality.