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A nine-minute video showing Tom Cruise chatting about his Scientology beliefs has leaked onto the net , allegedly much to the chagrin of the Church of Scientology. She would not stay with this position long, however. She went on to start a company, Success Plus, in which she became one of the first conductors of human potential seminars for corporations, [ citation needed ] becoming a successful motivational and inspirational speaker. She went on to earn a Doctor of Divinity degree in , and was ordained as a minister of the United Church of Religious Science in , and became the pastor of a fifty-member congregation of that church in La Jolla in The church grew under her leadership, drawing numbers as high as 5, for Easter Sunday , and eventually expanded to include a grammar school, ministry school, and five teaching centers.
She also began a television program in , which at one time was syndicated to fifteen television stations in the country. She continued to be popular, drawing over four thousand people to her weekly services and traveling as a lecturer and workshop leader.
She provided her followers with newsletters and instructional videos. Machu Picchu , the Himalayas. A powerful global corporation? A borderline illegal mob? Maybe all of the above.
In recent years, Scientology members have been leaving the Church with greater frequency, and many of its secrets have been spilled. Yet the revelations have only given rise to further questions. How, for instance, could someone as seemingly shrewd, worldly and compassionate as the Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis have become enmeshed in its web?
How did Scientology get so cult-like in the first place? And what about Tom Cruise and John Travolta? Are they die-hard converts or, in fact, celebrity hostages?Terry Cole-Whittaker (born December 3, , in Los Angeles), or Dr. Terry, is a New Thought writer and United Church of Religious Science minister, and the founder of Terry Cole-Whittaker Ministries and Adventures in Enlightenment.