i remember speaking with a friend who was a scientologist about scientology. from what he said and described, it sounded to me like self hypnosis techniques and hypnosis techniques. i also observed that scientology works like a cult.
one of the things i noticed in the auditing process, that ive noticed elsewhere; he answers questions with No in a way that is as if he were asking No?. this tells me immediately that he is speaking falsely to try to say what he thinks the other person wants to hear.