According to various tabloid reports, Hollywood actor and ardent Scientologist Tom Cruise wants his 10-year-old daughter to undergo a “Scientology exorcism” to control an “evil spirit” that allegedly dwells inside her.
Radar Online says Cruise hasn’t seen Suri Cruise,since 2013 and now he’s planning on freeing her with an exorcism. While Cruise denies the allegations, sources say that he’s convinced that Suri should be considered a bad daughter.
“[Scientology leader David Miscavige] would have hammered home to Tom that Suri has been infiltrated by a bad thetan,” said Gary Morehead, former head of Tom’s personal security team at Gold Base, the main Scientology headquarters near Hemet, Calif. “Therefore, it’s easy for Tom to disconnect from her. Once you reach the mind-set where Tom is at, he doesn’t need much convincing. They believe the church is ultimately right, and abide by its demands.”
According to reports, a “highly placed” Scientologist blamed Miscavige for talking Cruise into believing his child is harboring a spirit, known as a Thetan, which has become trapped in her body.
Cruise wants Suri, who is identified by the church as a “potential trouble source,” to be subjected a grueling exorcism-like auditing process to pry her away from her mother, who is labeled a “suppressive person” and return her to the church.
Founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard said in a series of handwritten notes that humans are infested with “body Thetans” — which he taught were the disembodied souls left behind on Earth after an intergalactic genocide.
Scientologists believe members must go through a life-long auditing process to completely rid themselves of Thetans. These auditors walk new members through past traumatic experiences and issue telepathic commands to the body. They are generally monitored by a device called an “e-meter” to see whether the alien spirits have left his or her body.
Nearly all of these sessions costs roughly $800 an hour that could last from 10 minutes to about an hour.
“Most Scientologists generally ‘feel’ that good things are happening during any auditing session,” Claire Headley, a former Scientologist who oversaw Cruise’s audit said. “One believes that bad things are leaving or dissipating. Is it placebo effect? Wishful thinking? Positive suggestion? Cognitive dissonance? Endorphins? Some kind of hypnosis? I’m not sure.”
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