Who Are We

Please note, the purpose of this expose is not to slander, libel or harm Harry Palmer, Avra Honey-Smith or any of the Stars Edge Trainers in any way.  It is to bring truth to the surface, to bring awareness and education to the public, to bring closure for victims, to support ex-Avatar masters, family, friends and loved ones, and to potentially change Star’s Edge’s allegedly damaging practices and processes – so that no one might be hurt in the future.

A Very Warm Welcome to Avatar Uncovered | Exposing the Avatar Course


Avatar Uncovered is an online platform dedicated to investigating and exposing the inner workings of the Avatar Course and Stars Edge International.

Led by Amanda Reed (ex-Avatar Master and Junior Adv. Intern) and supported by ex-Scientologists, ex-Avatar Masters and our friends, family and loved ones – we are dedicated to bringing the truth to the surface and exposing the injustices, abuses, exploitation and violations of Avatar, Stars Edge International and Harry Palmer / Avra Honey-Smith.

A Scientology spin off destructive cult, Avatar continues to ruin many lives and many ex-members have felt silenced, suppressed and ashamed.  They have lost their voice and their rights.  They have been violated, exploited, abused and deceived.  This has also significantly affected their family, friends and loved ones.

Important Note: this exposure is not based purely on Amanda’s experiences, which has recently been suggested by practising Avatar Masters . Amanda is acting as a voice and spokesperson for all who have been violated, abused and exploited, in addition to having very strong concerns for those she loves and cares about within the Network. 


To clarify – this expose is based on the experiences of dozens of Avatar Masters and their friends and family, many who continue to contribute their time, knowledge and concerns.


Some cases received, and interviews which have been carried out, have been with high ranking ex-Avatar Masters who were all practising for well over a decade.


Nothing in this expose is sensationalised and everything in this expose has been based on ALL of our experiences, our observations when part of this cult, evidence and facts. 


When it is purely our opinion, we state so.


Who is this site suitable for?

The information, education and support we provide is aimed at ex-members, Avatar Masters who may be questioning, potential students, the general public, journalists, law enforcement, mental health practitioners and concerned friends, family and loved ones.

The advice of cult educational organisations, cult experts and thought reform consultants has been sought before the launch of this website, investigation, exposure and active campaign. Many continue to fully support our exposure and campaign.

A full and ongoing investigation will also be taking place in conjunction with this website and exposure over the next few months. 

Lastly, those who choose to remain anonymous will have their identities protected.  We absolutely will never disclose names or confidential information which is well within “our legal rights”.



Transgressions, Violations and Abuses

Since the launch of The Avatar Course in 1986, the creation of advanced courses, such as the Avatar Masters Course, Professional Course, Integrity Course and Wizards Course, and the adoption of the Advanced Intern Program –  there have been many reports of unethical practices, violations, abuses, injustices and extreme exploitation.

These include:


  • Emotional, psychological, verbal, spiritual and financial abuse
  • Undue influence and coercive persuasion in signing up to courses and continuing on “The Path”
  • Extreme financial exploitation (obscene amounts of money being handed over to Stars Edge on abusive demands of Avra / Trainers due to the Masters “transgressions” they have committed)
  • Illegal and abusive use of confidential information, folders and confessionals
  • Breakdowns and hospitalisation
  • Misrepresentation and non-disclosure of product
  • Unlawful and illegal exemption clauses and disclaimers
  • Illegal Intern structure
  • No transparency of financial structure
  • Deceptive recruitment
  • Secrecy (both the creation of the materials, the background of the leaders, the financial structure, operational management and the hidden inner levels)
  • Anxiety, depression and other mental disorders
  • Severe debt and financial difficulties
  • Bullying in the workplace
  • Manipulative and controlling practices
  • Psychological intervention needed with ex-members (especially their more devoted Masters)
  • Gas lighting
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Complete breakdown of relationships, family life and careers
  • Relationship control
  • Pregnancy and child rearing control
  • Lifestyle and weight control
  • Time control
  • Loss of identity
  • Suicidal tendencies.

The majority of these abuses and violations are happening within the Advanced Intern Program and towards the top of the hierarchy. (The Wizards Course onwards).

This is common for Advanced Interns, QMs and Trainers.

As with many cults, the extreme abuse, control and exploitation are being kept hidden from lower down Avatar Masters, students, their family and friends and the general public.

However, no matter how serious, the perspective from Stars Edge regarding all claims and complaints ever made throughout all their courses and the after effects of being part of their Network, has been to bypass ALL responsibility by always blaming the “victim” in using their “personal responsibility” and “you create it all” doctrines.


The Avatar Legacy

We feel that it is wrong and unlawful that Harry Palmer, Avra Honey-Smith and Stars Edge International are promoting the “Avatar Legacy” at the Wizards Course 2018.  We belief strongly that they should be held accountable for all the pain, suffering, lies and deception which has taken place since 1975.  To just tie up the last 42 years as an amazing Legacy is just awful in the eyes of so many who have lost so much, including their mental health, their psyche, their relationships, their families, their children, their careers and their assets.

In our opinion, an organisation which is clearly corrupt and which has brought harm to so many should not continue, or at the very least should restructure completely and be held accountable for all their past actions.



Avatar as a Destructive Cult

A destructive cult does not mean a person has to be physically beaten, or kept in a compound.  Nor is it very obvious at first that you are entering into one.  Sometimes the process take months, and even years, before the person becomes psychologically and emotionally trapped, abused and exploited – suddenly becoming a pawn for the organisations hidden agenda(s).  In our opinion, and according to our detailed investigation as laid out on this website – Harry Palmer, Avra Honey-Smith and Stars Edge International have created this trap.

All the claims on this website are backed up through all of our personal experiences, cases received, negative reviews made, evidence received and retained and a comprehensive analysis against various well-respected cult models, including: Singers 6 Conditions, the BITE model and Liftons 8 Conditions.

Suppression of Free Speech & Critics

Up until very recently, we had planned to go anonymous with our exposure and campaign.  There were many reasons for this anonymity.

In the past, many ex-members have been violated and threatened for speaking out about the injustices and negative experiences of The Avatar Course and the Stars Edge Network.  These have even gone as far as death threats, threats of ill health and smear campaigns made against those ex-Avatar Masters and their families who have been brave enough to speak out.

This has led to the suppression of free speech and the prevention of critical material being published online, which we believe is not only for the public interest but also critical in supporting friends, family and loved ones who have someone caught up within the inner workings of the Stars Edge Network.

We believe this level of “cover up”, “bullying” and the “deceptive use” of copyright protection is plain wrong and that all violations, abuses, injustices, lies, deception, corruption, secrets and hidden agendas associated with The Avatar Course, the Stars Edge Network, Harry Palmer, Avra Honey-Smith and their inner circle should be exposed without fear of loss of life, smear campaigns, humiliation, or the threat of harm being done to friends, family and loved ones.

It is these fears, in addition to deeply ingrained Avatar indoctrination, regret, shame and remorse, which has kept ex-Avatar Masters in either a state of confusion or complete silence.

This is NOT ACCEPTABLE and we will do everything in our power to make sure ALL information and cover ups are freely distributed throughout the Internet, social media and the Press which, as far as humanly possible, will be free of fear, free of interruption and free of suppression.


At this stage, it is important to note the ‘seriousness’ of the claims and information shared on this website.  We want Harry Palmer, Avra Honey-Smith and Stars Edge International to understand and absorb every case, every claim, every review, every experience and ALL information which can be found on this website and in our active campaign.

We will not accept the “boomerang” affect for anyone who speaks out!  This is no longer acceptable!  People should be able to share their “real” experiences without being frightened.


Submit Information Anonymously

Avatar Uncovered is committed to providing a space and secure platform where all information which is shared can be completely anonymous.  If you have a story, experience, or information you wish to share, you can do this without it ever being connected to your real identity or your IP address.


To submit a story or piece of information in complete anonymity, please follow the instructions >>HERE


Lets begin our expose!  START HERE>> Our Perspective


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Disclaimer: The purpose of this expose is to warn, educate and bring the truth to the surface - potentially saving lives and preventing any future victims. We do not intend to slander, libel or harm anyone mentioned in this expose or throughout this website. This expose is based on the opinion of the author regarding their personal experience, an investigation undertaken, reviews made on the internet, reviews received, interviews carried out, evidence received and retained, and a full assessment made against credible cult expert 'models' such as the Bite Model, Singer's Six Conditions and Lifton's 8 conditions.