We're learning more about this terrible tragedy.
And in today's super creepy Scientology news…
In the Church of Scientology, auditing is used as a central practice where, “a practitioner is cleared of negative influences known as engrams in order to heighten spiritual awareness and access currently untapped potential.”
The auditor uses an electro-psychometer device to monitor the person, who “holds a metal cylinder in each hand.”
So basically, the e-meter seems similar to a lie detector test, only scientologists believe it can literally read people’s thoughts.
According to a source, whenever Katie would go in for her sessions, her father warned her to watch what she said, so she always held back and was definitely wary.
“Katie is level headed and extremely smart. She was never completely committed to Scientology, but she participated because she truly was in love with Tom and she knew it meant a lot to him. Her heart just wasn't in it though, she was always guarded and careful during the auditing sessions with what she revealed."
Smart girl — especially since the sessions were always videotaped or audiotaped and in the Church of Scientology's possession!
Ex-high ranking Scientologist Marty Rathbun added:
“The Church definitely would have wanted to know Katie's every thought.”
For years, Katie’s family has been rightfully worried about the actress and Tom’s close ties to Scientology and now reading these reports, it seems pretty clear that Tom was just dragging Holmes along.
This is just all SO sketchy…wonder if those audio/video tapes will ever get leaked?!
We're so glad Katie and Suri made a run for it…!!!
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