From: gisle@ifi.uio.no (Gisle Hannemyr)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Van Morrison
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Date: 12 Sep 91 09:22:31 GMT
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In-Reply-To: kudwarf@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu's message of 9 Sep 91 07: 42:39 GMT
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pmoloney@unix1.tcd.ie (Paul Moloney) wrote: > The latest I've heard is that John Travolta and Patrick Swayze are > scientologists. If that's not enough to convince people what a pile of > garbage it all is, I don't know what is.

kudwarf@kuhub.cc.ukans.edu wrote: > Another thespian in Scientology is Kirstie Alley.

On the subject of celibrity scientlogists: I am courious if anyone knows anything about Van Morrison's involvement with Scientlogy, Dianetics and/or the Church of Scientology?

My reason for asking is that his 1983 album: "Inarticulate speech of the heart" contains the liner note: "Special thanks: L. Ron Hubbard", but I can't find ANY trace of Scientlogy or Dianetics in the lyrics of this or any other Van Morrison album. Many of his songs seems deeply religious and with deep felt spirutality, but the references frames seems to be to original Christianity, Jehovas Witnesses, Celtic mysticism and Bhuddism. To me, the spirituality expressed in Van Morrison's songs seems to be completely alien to the "techological", "scientific" and highly organized path to spiritual progress advocated by the Church of Scientlogy.

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