Jamie DeWolf, the great-grandson of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, said during an interview that celebrities who embrace the religion are shielded from the “nastier aspects” of it, according to a Jan. 26, 2013 report.
DeWolf said potential recruits are told that they will one day reach God-like status and will have “telepathy, telekinesis...” and the ability to “move through space and time…” freeing themselves "from sci-fi imprisonment.”
He added that celebrities are given a “different flavor of it and a very different brand of Scientology… They’re insulated from the nastier aspects of it and also they’ve got the money… So they can move up this pyramid at a much quicker rate and they don’t get stuck in levels like a lot of other people, just constantly spending money.”
Radar Online reports that DeWolf also said that the Church attempted to recruit Elvis Presley into the religion, but he declined.
Overall, DeWolf said Scientology is “one of the most brilliant and devious systematic brainwashing systems… ever invented,” noting, that no one ever accused his great-grandfather “of being an idiot.”