According to a new tell-all book, Tom Cruise spent 3 weeks talking to inanimate objects as part of his Scientology training in the 90s. Supposedly, it’s a upper-level exercise to help improve your ability to control things. Sounds like something out of Harry Potter, right?
According to “Blown for Good” a new tell-all book from former Scientologist Marc Headly, who claims that Tom Cruise was his mentor during “upper indoctrination” training. Now really, who signs up for something called “upper indoctrination” traning?
Anyways, during the training Tom ordered Marc to bark commands at bottles, books, and door knobs. From Radar:
“It was supposed to rehabilitate your ability to control things,” explained Headley. “And to be controlled.”
He said he was appointed for the assignment as Cruise’s apprentice because he was young and inexperienced.
“It couldn’t be someone who might run off the next day and tell the National Enquirer that Tom Cruise was telling me to talk to a bottle for the last three weeks.”
Every once in a while, I like to poke fun at the Church of Scientology, but I rarely feel that its practices are dangerous — unless they prevent your son from getting treatment for a dangerous mental illness.
Still, it strikes me as odd to think that Tom might be training Suri (and maybe Katie too) by making her “bark” commands at inanimate objects. It seems like that would just confuse a kid and make them think their daddy’s crazy.