I wanted to let you know I finished reading your book last night. What a story! It held my interest all the way through, obviously because I lived through a lot of it myself and found it fascinating, but also because it was well written and kept me wondering what came next.
You obviously put a lot of thought into putting these memories into order and making some sense out of some very senseless events. The result is very coherent and consistent – and the picture it ends up painting of Scientology is appalling and frightening. I never lost my mind, thank god, but I remember coming close to it. And certainly I lost myself – my own purposes, goals and my belief in myself. I just became an unthinking worker bee, day after day, accepting the abuse. I’m just thankful that I came to my senses enough to refuse to go back on post and refuse the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force) and insist on being offloaded. I just knew I had to get out of there or die – if not literally, then spiritually. I have a lot of admiration for what you have done for those who were hardest hit by Scientology abuses. I think it has an important message, and it shows the underside of Scientology in a way that no other book on Scientology – that I have ever seen – does. It is a very personal story, and it shows how Scientology messes with people’s minds – irresponsibly.
You were very lucky to have Chris through the whole experience. More than anything, it is a story of how love and decency and real caring can do more than any of their vaunted ‘levels’. – JH
“Nancy Many’s book is the first full-length study to provide insight into how some of Scientology’s techniques and policies may cause or contribute to severe mental health problems among members.”
Stephen A. Kent
Professor, Department of Sociology,
Adjunct Professor, Department of
Religious Studies, University of Alberta
“My Billion Year Contract is a voyage thru the horrors of abuse and injustice in the name of the human soul. In the midst of it, we find
the healing power of the Human Spirit and Love. This memoir is of an unlikely and unwilling hero who faces the darkest of our human demons to help others. Not only is her journey riveting, she provides you will deep insight into psychosis and mind control.”
Dr. James Dincalci
Retired Psychotherapist, founder
of the Forgiveness Foundation and author of How to Forgive When You Can’t.
“This story is about the most powerful examples of how things can go wrong with the use of Scientology. It was only the deep love of her husband that brought her back from the cliff.”