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German TV Documentary

A German TV documentary which exposed the consequences of doing the “The Avatar Course” [aka “Scientology light”].  The documentary disclosed abuses experienced by a potential Avatar student who was being recruited, the break down of a relationship and the destructive of the life of an Avatar Master.

Watch the Youtube Video and read the full story HERE>>


How To Spot A Cult

A documentary which included exerts on the Avatar Course, including relationship control, hospitalisations and suicide.  Unfortunately the main documentary got taken down but the written overview remains.

Written overview >>

YouTube Video snippet >>


Press Articles

BBC NEWS: Avatar: Scientology-style sect causes concern in Netherlands

Reports of a Scientology-style sect infiltrating schools have aroused concern in the Netherlands.

A television investigation claimed to have found at least six private schools governed by “Avatar wizards” and guided by the principles of the Avatar ideology.

Read more HERE>>


President of the School of Space: ‘No parents are recruited for Avatar at our school

At least six Dutch schools are  supporters of Avatar, a movement similar to Scientology.


Scientology-like club Avatar ‘infiltrates schools’

Brain flushing Meldpunt Sektesignaal calls for research by the Education Inspectorate into the dissemination of Avatar ideas through schools.



Former top civil servant appears to be wizard of Scientology-like movement (9th March 2018)


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NZ Herald: We’d Like to Welcome You To ‘Enlightenment [17th Aug 2014]







Harry Palmer’s Scientology Mission, Star’s Edge, and Avatar Special Report Series, Elmira Star-Gazette, February 2 – 7, 1988 – By Lisa Bennett, Staff Writer

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Interview with Margie (Part 1) – Ex-Scientology / Avatar | The Origins of the Avatar Course

For 12 years, Margie was a model Scientologist. She was a teacher, recruiter and third in command for a period of time at Harry Palmer’s Center for Creative Learning in Elmira, formerly the Elmira Mission of the Church of Scientology. In this interview Margie discusses her story, including:

– Why she got into Scientology.

– What it was like being a staff member.

– Her relationship with Harry and Avra.

– The transition from Scientology and Avatar.

– What really happened in Elmira; and,

– Her process in “waking up” and leaving.

Margie’s intention is not to harm or slam Harry or Avra. It is to expose her truth, her experiences and to bring to light the true origins of the Avatar Course.


Interview with Margie (Part 2) – Ex-Scientology / Avatar | The Origins of the Avatar Course

In Part 2, Amanda and Margie discuss the similarities between Avatar and Scientology, including:

Location exercises


Situation reports


Guardian Office


Ethics reporting

We also discuss where the Compassion Exercises originates from.

There is way more than this even but this gives you an idea of the true origins of the Avatar Course.


Blog Posts


On Avatar – by Elliot Benjamin, Ph.D

Article was originally published in the International Cultic Studies Association e-Newsletter in 2005: Vol.4, Issue No. 2.

Read more here>>




Anonymous: Avatar Course Notice – What Every “Master” Should Know

Everything which is stated in this video has been what we have discovered in our investigations regarding Harry Palmer, Avra Honey-Smith, Stars Edge and the aftermath in Elmira.

Again, it is important to illiterate that the reason for many ex-Masters anonymity has been due to fear in speaking out, due to the possible consequences.



Harry Palmer’s Avatar Cult (Living Delusionally)

Taken from original documentary: How to Spot a Cult.