Scientologists Ready for 'Super Power'
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Scientology is about to unveil a previously secret spiritual training program called Super Power that promises to heighten participants' powers of perception.
The bizarre program is being prepared for a rollout in a new building under construction in Clearwater, Fla.
Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard taught that people have 57 "perceptics" that include not only the five senses, but also an ability to discern relative sizes, blood circulation, balance, compass direction, temperature, gravity and an "awareness of importance, unimportance," the St. Petersburg Times reports.
Super Power uses machines, apparatus and specially designed rooms to exercise these so-called perceptics. Former Scientology members told the Times that the machines include an antigravity simulator and a gyroscope-like device that spins a person around while blindfolded to improve perception of compass direction. A video screen that moves forward and backward while flashing images is used to improve a person's ability to identify subliminal messages, they said. the rest