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James L. Kelley New Scientology Interview with Jay Dyer on TalkNet

Check out James L. Kelley chatting with Jay Dyer about L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology, and Esoteric Hollywood. Among the topics touched on: Steven Soderbergh’s Schizopolis, P.T. Anderson’s The Master, and Hubbard’s R6-Christ implant. Access files ESO-2015-10-22-1.mp3 and ESO-2015-10-22-2.mp3 at TalkNet, here: http://files.talknetwork.com/ESO-Archive.html. Advertisements

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Jay w/James Kelley – Scientology, Hubbard & Sci Fi Space Opera (Half)

Originally posted on Jay's Analysis:
James Kelley returns to discuss the third in our cult series, Scientology.  James and I begin discussing the film The Master, and delve directly into the elaborate cosmology of Hubbard, the “space opera” of…

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Desultory Reflections on Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver and the “American Mass Culture Hell”

“He’s a walking contradiction / partly truth and partly fiction.” In the iconic film Taxi Driver, Betsy intones these words from a Kris Kristofferson song as she gazes intently at Travis Bickle, a man who embodies everything Betsy previously deemed … Continue reading

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