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Scientology E Meter – Why Katie Holmes Is Suing Over It

By Natalie |

Katie Holmes is furious over the cover of Star Magazine – so furious that she’s suing…for 50 million dollars!

32-year-old Holmes is seeking $50 million in damages from American Media Inc., the parent company of Star Magazine. In January, the gossip tabloid printed a photo of an exhausted-looking Holmes on its cover with a headline that read: “ADDICTION NIGHTMARE – Katie DRUG SHOCKER! – The Real Reason She Can’t Leave Tom.”

Although the corresponding article did not actually say that Holmes was addicted to drugs, it did claim that she attended Scientology sessions where an “e-meter,” said to measures electrical resistance and allegedly reflects past emotional experiences, is used. Scientology’s e-meter device, according to Star “gives subjects a temporary feeling of euphoria, followed by a crash and a craving for more.”

Scientology followers believe the e-meter can detect mental trauma.

“Of all the fabricated stories that continue to be published about me, this instance is beyond the pale,” Holmes said in a statement. She also states that the publisher, American Media Inc., “knew this outrageous story was false and printed it anyway to sell magazines.”

If she wins, I wonder what she’ll do with the 50 million; will she donate it to charity like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie did last year when they won a suit against a tabloid?

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0 thoughts on “Scientology E Meter – Why Katie Holmes Is Suing Over It

  1. Louanne says:

    The Star should have done their homework.

    E-Meter is a shortened term for electropsychometer. It is a religious artifact used as a spiritual guide in auditing. It is for use only by a Scientology minister or a Scientology minister-in-training to help the preclear locate and confront areas of spiritual upset.

    In itself, the E-Meter does nothing. It is an electronic instrument that measures mental state and change of state in individuals and assists the precision and speed of auditing. The E-Meter is not intended or effective for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any disease.

    In order to understand how the E-Meter works, it is necessary to understand some basic Scientology concepts.

    There are three basic parts of Man—mind, body and thetan. The thetan is an immortal spiritual being—the individual himself. The thetan inhabits a body and has a mind, which is a collection of mental image pictures.

    The pictures in the mind contain energy and mass. The energy and force in pictures of painful or upsetting experiences can have a harmful effect upon an individual. This harmful energy or force is called charge.

    When the E-Meter is operating and a person holds the meter’s electrodes, a very tiny flow of electrical energy (about 1.5 volts—less than a flashlight battery) passes down the wires of the E-Meter leads, through the person’s body and back into the E-Meter. (The electrical flow is so small, there is no physical sensation when holding the electrodes.)

    When the person thinks a thought, looks at a picture in their mind,
    re-experiences an incident or shifts some part of the reactive mind, they are moving and changing actual mental mass and energy. These changes in the mind influence the tiny flow of electrical energy generated by the E-Meter, causing the needle on its dial to move. The needle reactions on the E-Meter tell the auditor where the charge lies, and that it should be addressed through auditing.

  2. osa handlers says:

    Louanne is a Scientology Office of Special Affairs internet handlers who has copy-pasted her comment on every site that mentions this story.

  3. Louanne says:

    Update 26 April 2011:

    “Star magazine has been forced to issue an apology to Katie Holmes on the cover of this week’s issue, after the actress filed a $50 million suit against the magazine for running a previous cover that claimed she was addicted to drugs. The tabloid falsely reported that the star of “The Kennedys” was hooked on a Scientology treatment that has “an effect similar to heroin” in its January 20 issue.”

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