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United States Celebrity Center International in Los Angeles

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October 20, 2012    
 
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Celebrity Center International is supposed to be a special Church of Scientology that caters to the needs of celebrities including artists, politicians, business leaders, sports figures, wealthy or influential people. They are intended to have Class VIII auditors and deliver all training services on the Bridge up to Class V. Located in the Manor Hotel, a beautiful French chateau owned by the Church of Scientology, the building has long been a showpiece of the Church. Renovations on the building were overseen by the ecclesiastical leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, who attended to every detail of construction. Completed in the early 1990s, the work itself was done by 110 Sea Org staff who had been assigned to the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) for various reasons. Workers were allowed 10 minutes of free time each evening before "lights out," segregated 24/7 from their families and the outside world, given no time off and paid $7 a week. Top celebrities such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta come and go through a secret underground entrance and enjoy the beautiful facilities created especially for them by David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board, Religious Technology Center.

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What happened at CC happened to Scientology as a whole, eventually. It became a soul less fanatical militant and cold machine that used people up and spit them out. Helping people, as an ideal was lost in Scientology decades ago. It's about the money. If your are interested in Scientology find Scientologists that have similar interests and goals. The church, by definition, is not a safe place for the subject of Scientology to thrive. It's become something else.
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Reviewed by Riptide November 30, 2012
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Celebrity Center

What happened at CC happened to Scientology as a whole, eventually. It became a soul less fanatical militant and cold machine that used people up and spit them out. Helping people, as an ideal was lost in Scientology decades ago. It's about the money. If your are interested in Scientology find Scientologists that have similar interests and goals. The church, by definition, is not a safe place for the subject of Scientology to thrive. It's become something else.

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The leader of the Church of Scientology, David Miscavige, is a...
Suppressive person (sociopath)

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Pros
I did services at CC in 1983-1986. As time went on, the staff became less friendly. They started wearing naval uniforms. The casual friendly atmosphere was gone and people were harassed if they were not taking courses. There used to be a fun lively atmosphere where musicians and artists would meet and mingle in the outdoor cafe and restaurant. This change for the worse coincided with RTC being more involved with running Scientology churches and during the time when David Miscavige had taken over the church.
Cons
There was pressure to finish courses so "stats" became more important than getting the gains. I knew many people who were disaffected with these changes, and also others who became more fanatical.

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Go if you like to be flattered and don't mind parting with your money.
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Reviewed by Conan November 11, 2012
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Celebrity Center International in Los Angeles

Go if you like to be flattered and don't mind parting with your money.

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Independent Scientologist

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It is located in Hollywood very close to where I live, it is a beautifull building and has well maintained grounds and landscape.
Cons
I went on course back in 2003-2004. The course was paid by a well known Wise company. I was treated very friendly at the beginning, but that changed as soon as the Course Sup and other staffs found out I was ex Sea Org. then they became definitely rude and even out of line, particularly their Course Supervisors.

Their friendly behavior is clearly false, based on flattery and catering to the self importance and unknowingness of their public. That facade comes down very quickly once they realize that you know or that you have no money.

I refused to sign up for another course and then witnessed the heavy stat push and franticness from the top Div 6 Exec. There is no real care or honest communication with you; it is just very dishonest behavior.

I went back on 2007 to attend a friend’s funeral service. I was stopped at the entrance by an arrogant Security guard. I got annoyed at his attitude and we got into an argument, I finally told him to fuck off. I was then removed from the premises.
What kind of a church has Security personnel policing a public funeral?

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