Me & Scientology

If you came here to read about my viewpoints on Scientology, you will find everything from this one page.


I left the Church of Scientology on 2009-08-07. See my detailed write-up on why.

It boiled down to personal integrity. I could no longer be part of an organization where the management is lying, harassing and suppressing the free will of its members.

Although I am not a Scientologist, I believe that the Scientology philosophy contain some valuable and helpful methods.

My old Scientology blog has detailed accounts covering my experiences in the Church of Scientology and the first year after I left.

To start off, here is a podcast that answers the question, “What is Scientology?”. It’s Episode 3 of “Geir’s Everything” - available on all major podcast platforms. In this episode I cover the basics of Scientology:


Some 6 months after I left, I compiled all my blog posts into a book called “Six months in the open” ( Link to direct download (91 pages, 1.6 MB).

Then, in May 2013, I compiled all the Scientology-related posts from this blog into the book called “From Independent Scientologist to just me”. Get it at Or download it right here (291 pages, 5.4 MB).

In 2013, my book titled, “Nittenåttifire” was published in Norwegian by the publisher, Humanist forlag.

Essential articles

Also, you might be interesting in reading these:


Here is J. Swift interviewing me on many aspects of Scientology:

There are two interviews that Aaron Smith-Levin did with me in 2018:

If you understand Norwegian, there are also videos from my lectures on Scientology at Menighetsfakultetet (Universitetet i Oslo):

Then there are my appearances on Norwegian television:

And my radio interview in Norwegian - by Dag Sørås:

And also my book release (Nittenåttifire):

To really dive into details, you can read all my posts on Scientology on my previous blog.

Finally; Alan Watts sums perfectly sums up my current view on Scientology and any self improvement methodology: