Another gem from XENU TV at Google Video!
Scientology: TR Demo
"This video demonstrates Scientology's basic training routines (TRs) and gives an insight into how Scientologists are indoctrinated into the group."
Watch the trance-like effect of these drills. Scientologists do various courses on the different 'levels' of these drills as well as many, many hours repeating them when told they are not applying them correctly in scientology. I consider the TR's a low level application of hypnoic submission. Enough of it and you'll agree to anything.
You can get a good idea of the hows and whys from reading
'On Scientology's Training Routines (TRs)' By Joe "Zinjifar" Lynn
In it he says:
"To really boil down 'hypnosis' to its simplest form; it's 'becoming comfortable with taking orders'.
Trust and 'authority' are essential elements for someone to be successfully 'hypnotized', and, most of us have ingrained resistance to 'taking direction'. Without the trust of the 'subject' in the 'authority' of the 'hypnotist' there will be no hypnosis.
This extends to such variants as 'autohypnosis', where the subject must trust himself and have respect for his own authority to give himself commands, and be comfortable to follow them, as in the use of 'affirmations', yet another hypnotic exercise.
If there is no trust, and no recognition of authority, there is no hypnosis.
If there is no trust, and no recognition of authority, there is no Scientology.
The 'TRs' are the training in that trust and the practice in accepting the directions to perform even ridiculous tasks and exercises.
Oh, I know, the 'TRs are good!' contingent are now over in the corner mumbling 'Scientology is not hypnotism' to the wall... but, at least they're not clucking or making lawn-mower noises... "
Both of the people in the video were harassed and intimidated by the cult for things including the making of this tape. This is Scientology's application of FAIR GAME. Scientologists believe they gain freedom but unless they do as the cult wants, there is no freedom. Particularly there is a suppression that is not in agreement with scientology policy. I admire these 2 for taking a stand and helping Mark Bunker at XenuTV make this visual demonstration possible. See for yourself what the TR's are:
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