DeWolf’s disclosures follow the release of Lawrence Wright’s new book, “Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief,” which offers an inside look at Scientology and the life of its founder, who once dreamed of being a screenwriter.
The great-grandson of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard says that the Church of Scientology is one of the most “devious, systematic brainwashing systems that’s ever been invented.”
Jamie DeWolf appeared on CurrentTV’s “The Young Turks” on Thursday night and spoke with host Cenk Uygur about how Scientology is able to convince people — including big-name celebrities like Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and Juliette Lewis — to believe its message.
“I think it is one of the most brilliant and devious, systematic brainwashing systems that’s ever been invented,” DeWolf told CurrentTV. “It works through electrified hypnosis. It works through past life regression therapy. It works through a lot of hodgepodge of ideas that you sort of throw together with this extremely brutal sort of security sense and this kind of like CIA-like structure that becomes really intoxicating to people.”
Continuing, DeWolf said, “To meet people who’ve been out of the cult, yeah you want to ask them about Xenu and aliens, but the fact is these are smart people they’ve just been completely destroyed systematically.”
DeWolf, a slam poet, was raised a Baptist Christian and was never involved with his great-grandfather’s religion.