Some Scientology terminology for the lay reader:
What Earth used to be called, 75 million years ago.
Thetans, e-meters, endgrams:
Yes, it does sound like a SF novel...
Auditing and the Bridge to Total Freedom:
Once you reach and join OTIII "you are in a members' only club where you are going all the way with Timothy McVeigh (the Oklahoma bomber)."
Operating Thetan VII:
Once Tom reached this exalted level it meant that several times a day he clutched his E-meter and scoured his body in search of dead spirits (endgrams). Um, really.
Seriously. I took this book to work and read passages aloud from the utter disbelief of it all. But, the amount of info provided to readers about Scientology is worth having to read a book about Tom Cruise (who, BTW, is a bit of a WIERDO).
But, then, maybe you got that feeling already? Ahem.