Inside Scientology’s Super Power Building
Strange Rooms And Devices
Scientology is weird, check out some of their actual beliefs. Are they really that different then other strange happening s that other religions want you to believe? In case I “disappear” for posting this one you know who it was. (I’m looking at you Maverick)
One thing you can hand to the Scientologist is they have a pretty damn sweet futuristic buildings.
Via the Village Voice, unbelievable renderings of the chambers to be used for testing, training, and sensory enhancement of Scientology adherents:
The Voice has obtained hundreds of new renderings of Scientology’s Super Power Building in Clearwater, Florida. L. Ron Hubbard devised the “Super Power Rundown” in 1978. He envisioned it as a series of counseling routines with the use of elaborate and futuristic platforms and machines. In 1998, Hubbard’s successor broke ground on a massive new building project, “Flag Mecca,” known commonly as the Super Power Building, where the new rundown would be housed. Thirteen years and $145 million in fundraising later, the building is thought to be largely completed, but it is still not open for business.
As we reported last week, the $100 million building — 13 years in the making — is scheduled to open soon, and we were leaked hundreds of renderings and schematics that were made in 2007 and 2009. The seven-story, city-block-sized building will house many different Scientology divisions and literally hundreds of small rooms for “auditing” — the church’s word for counseling. But as we saw in renderings, it’s the fifth floor that looks like a deck from the Starship Enterprise and promises to deliver the building’s real draw — Super Power! It’s there that odd rooms and equipment are planned that will address in some way the 57 senses of perception — called “perceptics” — that Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard described. (Go here for our primer, “What is Scientology?“)