NEW Book: Money, Power Servitude - Adventures in the Wonderland of Scientology, by Peter Bonyai

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  1. NEW Book: Money, Power Servitude - Adventures in the Wonderland of Scientology, by Peter Bonyai

    Money, Power Servitude - Adventures in the Wonderland of Scientology




    Mike Rinder: Money, Power, Servitude


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  2. This is Peter Bonyai's blog in Hungarian:

    Szcientológia: objektíven és szubjektíven

    Google translation from Hungarian to English - Scientology: objectively and subjectively

    It appears to be a good source of information about Scientology in Hungary. For example, this relatively old post from April 23, 2014 (again, Google translation from Hungarian to English):
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  3. Incredulicide Member

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  4. Random guy Member

    Nice! They could use some exposure in Hungary.
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  5. Random guy Member

    You know if you did not already have a SP-decleare, posting here would assure you one! Welcome to the dark side, Mr. Bonyai!
  6. moarxenu Member

    Former Scientologist Peter Bonyai in Budapest has just published his book "Money, Power, Servitude: Adventures in the Wonderland of Scientology".

    It is available at both Amazon UK and Amazon UK. Peter joined at 17 and rose to be second in command of the Central European branch of Scientology before he left. He publishes an excellent Scientology-critical blog in Hungarian.

    Amazon US:
    Amazon UK: bonyai
    Mike Rinder has posted excerpts at his blog:

    Peter has posted reports of the situation in Hungary over the years here at WWP under the name of Thalkirst and revealed his identity in a post on ESMB in December 2011:

    Hello everyone,

    not so long ago I decided to take the fight against the Church to new level and decided to reveal my identity, talk to the media and write a book about my experiences in the Sea Org.

    My name is Peter Bonyai, and I was a Scientologist for 12 years (1995-2007), and I spent around 8 years in the Sea Org. I was a crew member in OTL Central Europe (Operations and Transport Liaision, a small continental office basically, responsible for the Central and Eastern European activities of the Church). I started out as a translator, later became the CO of OTL Training Org (kind of a Qual Sec + Services Reg in one), and then Supercargo (basically the deputy CO for internal matters, a sort of a "fixer"). I spent the last two years as the Fundraising In-Charge for the Budapest Ideal Org project. Also, if any international reges arrived (IAS - Achim Bendig or the Superpower people), I was supposed to help them out.

    I gave an interview recently to a Hungarian weekly magazine called Heti Válasz, and they made a 30-minute video about Scientology.

    I am in it, as well as "Cherrish" aka Cherrytree (her story is in this thread).

    You can also see an OSA lawyer in action - the attorney of the CoS has agreed to speak to the reported (as far as I know it was not coordinated with OSA Int and they were quite upset about it).

    The former and current Data Protection Ombudsmans also gave their viewpoint on certain issues.

    Here is the video (English subtitles are available):

    I also wrote a book called "Szcientológus voltam" (I was a Scientologist) which has been published and available in the bookstores in Hungary.
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  8. I have one already since years! :)
  9. RightOn Member

    Thanks Peter!
  10. RightOn Member

    Peter can you confirm if Fekete Samual was ever in the church?
    I would like to add him to the Big List of People who have left and who have spoke out.
    You are of course already on the Big List and your book will be added to the list too.
    PLEASE ask on your blog if there are any others who would like to be added .
    Please ask how long they were in, positions they held, and area. And the level they reached.
    Here is a link to the list
    There are currently 2404 names on the list.
    Strength in Numbers!

    If you can mention this on your blog it would be great!

    All new names can be placed in the following thread to be added to the list or you can email me through this forum
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  11. I will post this on my blog and let you know if there is anyone who wants to appear on it!
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  13. jensting Member

    Hi Peter!

    Just finished your book. I liked it and will put together an Amazon review.
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  15. The Wrong Guy Member

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  16. Jonny's long piece is extremely well done. Peter's book is a fearless examination of the cult and of his own behaviour while under the cult's influence.

    Most memorable for me is his bone-chilling description of the snap decision to divorce his wife, despite her pleadings, and his admission that he was proud to have 'handled' it so quickly, without letting his emotions sway him (!)

    It looks like a very good read.
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  17. The Wrong Guy Member

    In the Sea Org, under suspicion: ‘I accepted that I was, in Scientology terms, an ethics particle’

    By Tony Ortega, The Underground Bunker, October 6, 2018


    This week in our Scientology book series, we have a bonus for you — not one, but two excerpts from Péter Bonyai’s book about his life in the Sea Org, Money, Power, Servitude: Adventures in the Wonderland of Scientology. In the first, he gives us a glimpse about what it’s like to be the target of Scientology’s secret police, OSA. And in the second, he has some great insights about the start of the ‘Ideal Org’ program, the special obsession of Scientology leader David Miscavige.

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