Tuesday, May 21, 2024

High Priced Scientology Paraphernalia Turns Up on ebay Including Set of Books for $5K and E-Meter for Brainwashing

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Well, this is pretty weird.

A few very high priced items from the cult of Scientology have turned up on ebay.

They include a couple of “e-meters” for brainwashing, and a set of Scientology books (eight, in all) for $4,997.00.

I remember this anecdote from a long time ago. There was a report that Scientology targeted model Jerry Hall, mother of four of Mick Jagger’s kids. The good ol’ Texas girl gasped when they told her how much everything cost. That was the end of that.

Actor Jason Beghe once spoke of spending huge amounts of money on Scientology materials when he was in the cult. (Imagine what their merch table looks like!)

The 8 volume set of books that sells for almost five thousand dollars is called Organization Executive Set by L. Ron Hubbard. You have to have a lot of money to be in this cult. Luckily Tom Cruise has made millions and millions from “Top Gun Maverick.” Maybe he’ll pick it up. The reading looks pretty…dry. Me, I’ll wait for the paperback!

Ditto very odd those e-meters. They are pictured below. You’re supposed to hook this up to your head, I guess, and howl at the moon. P.T. Barnum famously said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.” I’m trying imagine Cruise, John Travolta, the late Kirstie Alley, and Greta van Susteren wearing those electrodes. Maybe they tell people it’s some really expensive set of headphones. You would need them — if they were headphones — to listen to the set of CDs available for $995.

I would not contact the listed sellers of this stuff. You will never hear the end of it!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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