Laura Prepon Credits Scientology for Making Her Calmer

Laura Prepon
Laura Prepon credits Scientology for making her more relaxed VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images

Laura Prepon says that Scientology has made her so relaxed, other people ask her what her secret is. In an interview conducted with the controversial religion’s magazine, Celebrity, the Orange Is the New Black star details how Scientology has helped her gain control of her emotions.

“When I first got into Scientology, I did Personal Values and Integrity and then Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life. These courses touched on the observations I was aware of when I was younger. It was right there in black and white. It was amazing, and I felt that finally something was speaking my language. It totally connected with me,” she explained. “Pretty soon after that I got onto the Purification Rundown, and I started moving up the Bridge.”

The 35-year-old devoted Scientologist went on to explain how “auditing” helped her relax. In case you’re unaware, Scientologly believes that a MEST universe keeps a “thetan” trapped and that through the church’s rituals, you can liberate the thetan from the MEST primarily through a process called “auditing,” which is essentially therapy. (MEST stands for matter, energy, space, and time; and according to the religion, the “thetan (spirit) uses its mind as a control system between itself and the physical universe.”)

“The auditing has stripped away all of this charge, false ideas, decisions and mis-emotions that were affecting me. I recently had one of my biggest cognitions in a New Era Dianetics session,” she explained. “I spotted this decision I made a long time ago that was affecting me to this day. It was a huge realization…When you really cognate that you are a thetan and you have a mind and body, and that the MEST universe does not control you – it puts things into perspective. It takes the weight off you and things become very easy."

“Things don't bother me that had before," she continued. "I remember I was doing a show with an amazing actor, and we were waiting to hear the fate of our show. He turned to me one day and asked, 'How are you always so relaxed? Nothing seems to bother you. I want to know what you are doing…' I take that as such a compliment and testament to the auditing I have done."

Prepon has been a Scientologist since 1999.

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