Blown for Good: Behind the Iron Curtain of Scientology

· BFG Books Inc.
4.5
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Marc Headley started working for the Scientology organization in 1989. After leaving in 2005, Marc posted bits and pieces of what went on at the Scientology headquarters (known from inside as the International Base). Marc posted anonymously under the screen name of Blownforgood aka BFG. In September 2008 Marc was invited to speak to an international conference of European government representatives regarding the Scientology organization and their abuses. It was at this time that Marc revealed his identity as Blownforgood. By 2009, the internet posts Marc had written over the years had been viewed hundreds of thousands of times, but still there were people who questioned their validity. Stories of grown men being thrown into dirty lakes and pools as punishment? Physical abuse never reported to authorities? How could this happen in modern day America? Two years after Marc wrote about these things and posted them on the internet, a Pulitzer Prize winning U.S. newspaper printed accounts from former staff member who worked at the Int Base that matched and confirmed what Marc had written about. Not only that, Scientology officials admitted that these things had taken place! Find out what they did not talk about in Blown for Good.
4.5
13 reviews
Mitch Roper
February 15, 2013
It's ironic that an organization with a pathological hatred of psychiatry uses psychological torture on its own members. Marc is one of the lucky (and courageous) ones who got away. I feel so bad for the children who are forced into this horrendous organization at a young age with basically no choice in the matter. And people like Tom Cruise, who reap the benefits of what boils down to slave labor, are willfully ignorant fools. The story of his actual escape had me on the edge of my seat, and really grateful for the county sheriff deputies who helped to save his life.
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Cristina Greene
October 8, 2020
I have never read such an amazing account of the disgusting abuse that scientology has inflicted, not only towards adult divotees but to innocent children who have no choice but to be raped,tortured,and beaten which their own parents have not only facilitated but actually encourage with the hopes to go to SPACE?¿?? My aunt lived nextdoor to one of their apartment buildings they owned and first hand witnessed a woman throw bags, and then jumped over herself.in attempt to flee from them into my AUNTS backyard(her backyard fence was their wall as well) and not even 5 mins later several men barged into her (my Aunt)backyard and snatched her up and drug her against her will to lords knows where and even after law enforcement was notified they didn't or didn't want to believe it and it was dropped¡!!!!!!!!!!!! I have lived in Hemet practically my whole life (since 1987) and in that time somehow they have taken over multiple properties going from a small section of Gilman hot springs to today where they own everything from Sanderson to State or if you're familiar with the area everything along Gilman Hot Springs!!!! San Jacinto and Hemet bus screwed if our law enforcement doesn't put a stop to these deplorable, horrendous, abusive, child rapist/ child/wife beaters. IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE ME READ THIS BOOK OR TAKE A BIRDS EYE VIEW JUST GOOGLE SEARCH DRONE FOOTAGE ONLINE ----- "GOLD BASE DRONE FOOTAGE" Leah reminis 1st hand account is astounding!!! Read it too!!
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Heather Elizabeth
March 19, 2018
Amazing book! Love it! Can't wait for the Audio book to come out, narrated by Marc. I also ordered a signed copy of the book! Best book I have read in a long time.
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About the author

Marc Headley grew up in Hollywood, California. His mother became a member of Scientology when he was just seven years old and he grew up around some of their most famous celebrity members. Marc joined an elite Scientology paramilitary organization at sixteen years old ? known as the Sea Organization. By his thirties, Marc had become an integral staff member of Scientology?s International Management Headquarters. After 15 years of over 100 hour work weeks, mental and physical abuse, and being paid under 50 cents an hour, Marc had experienced enough Scientology. In 2005, after a dramatic escape from the heavily guarded Scientology compound in Hemet, California, Marc was able to restart his life at 32 years of age. Marc currently lives and works in California with his wife and two young sons.

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