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Inside Scientology’s super power building: Where worshippers will become superhuman

In Big Brother, World News on September 28, 2011 at 11:32 pm

By Daniel Miller

These space-age images show the inside of the Church of Scientology’s new $90m (£57m) training centre where devotees of the controversial religion will be told they can develop superhuman abilities. The Super Power Building in Clearwater, Florida, is due to finally open later this year after being beset by a long series of delays, which saw construction halt and costs spiral. The imposing structure, a bizarre cross between a Mediterranean-style hotel and the Starship Enterprise, boasts 889 rooms, an indoor running track and Nasa-style training equipment to help worshippers boost their ‘theta’ power.

Modern: The building contains 889 rooms and has an indoor running track on the sixth floor

The building contains specially-developed equipment, which the church claims,’expands on the technology developed by Nasa to train astronauts’.

Among the most bizarre contraptions is the antigravity simulator – a gyroscope that spins a person around while blindfolded to improve their perception of compass direction.

Trainees will also be instructed to watch a special video screen that moves back and forth while flashing images to hone their abilities to identify subliminal messages.

It is not yet known how much super power training will cost. Some higher-level Scientology training courses are priced in tens of thousands of dollars.

The images, which were leaked on to the web, are believed to show artists’ impressions of what the building will look like.

The project, which had an original budget of $24m (£15m), was…

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