Scientology opens Super Power center

Fiction posing as nonfiction is stranger than… fiction.

Church of Scientology’s new $40M center to offer ‘super power’ counseling – NY Daily News.

The stunning 377,000-square-foot center in Clearwater, Fla., will reserve its top floors for ‘super power’ counseling services to its members. A similar program in Los Angeles utilized an anti-gravity simulator, various exercise machines, and a gyroscope-like apparatus that spins blindfolded riders around, according to one Scientologist.

The Church of Scientology plans to dedicate its stunning 377,000-square-foot center in Clearwater, Fla., on Sunday — one that comes complete with “super powers.”

“Super Power,” first unveiled by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, is one’s ability to hone in on 57 senses called “perceptics.” The original five senses — sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch — were found not enough.

All religions have, on the face of it, kooky, absurd ideas. Scientology is no different. But we aren’t as used to the blatant weirdness as we are from much older religious thoughts like virgin birth, turning water into wine, and transubstantiation. Scientology, the cultish, sci-fi pseudo-religion has to appeal to their elite members. But “perceptics” is hogwash – made up and unsupported by science or natural observations.

The public will be able to visit the lobby of the new resort building but access will be restricted.

The "motion quadrant" room (simulated) from

The “motion quadrant” room (simulated) from

As long as we are on the topic of Scientology. Today is the anniversary of South Park tackling the subject in 2005. How awesome was that?! (Tip from Tim Farley Skeptic History)

Have a half hour? Enjoy.

  4 comments for “Scientology opens Super Power center

  1. Chris Howard
    November 16, 2013 at 1:15 PM

    So, they’re plagiarizing “The 4400” except it won’t be in Seattle?

    Give it an other century, and people won’t consider it weird. It’ll be called “tradition” and then people will think it quaint, and multi-culturally beyond reproach.

    I wish I were kidding.

  2. November 16, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    Looks like fun.

  3. afx
    November 17, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    Best comment ever.

  4. Joe Kellett
    November 17, 2013 at 8:27 PM

    Dittos. All supernatural beliefs are founded in the same psychological weaknesses inherent in all humans humans. See Shermer’s concepts of “patternicity” and “agenticity”. “Mainstream religions” are indeed just “cults” that we have gotten used to over time. For example, the Mormons are now “mainstream”.

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