Boston Release Magazine Statistics

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As part of my ongoing project of compiling and analyzing Scientology's statistics, I am collecting statistics from Boston Release, the magazine of the Church of Scientology of Massachusetts.

As I get more data, I plan to analyze the statistics for each org. In addition, I plan to compile data from old issues of Auditor magazine, which used to list completions for each local org, and compare that to more recent data. (In the meantime, you may be interested in analysis I have done on data from Advance, Celebrity, and Freewinds.)



IssueApproximate DateIncludes completions?
Release 246June 1994yes


IssueApproximate DateIncludes completions?
Release 346April 2001no
Release 349June 2001yes
Release 350no
Release 351July 2001yes
Release 352no
Release 353September 2001no
Release 354October 2001no
Release 355November 2001no


IssueApproximate DateIncludes completions?
Release 356January 2002no
Release 357March 2002no
Release 358May 2002
Release 359July 2002
Release 360September 2002yes
Release 361October 2002
Release 362November 2002no
Release 363December 2002no


IssueApproximate DateIncludes completions?
Release 364February 2003no
Release 365March 2003no
Release 366April 2003no
Release 367May 2003no
Release 368June 2003yes
Release 369July 2003no
Release 370August 2003yes
Release 3712003no
Release 3722003no

About the Magazine

Per policy, org magazines are supposed to come out every month in alternating Major and Minor issues. Major issues are supposed to include completions lists, and are supposed to be mailed to people who have done a service or at least bought a book; Minors are not supposed to include completions lists, and are to go to everyone on the mailing list, even people who haven't spent any money on Scn.

However, not all orgs have adhered closely to this policy. It's not uncommon to find Minor issues with completions listed and Major issues with no completions listed.

In recent years, org mags have been produced centrally. Issues from different orgs look nearly identical and contain nearly identical content. Only a few pages - indeed, usually only parts of those pages - contain information related to the local org. Often there will be a message from the local executive director; sometimes there will be a half page or a page of local org news; and, if there are completions listed, those reflect completions from the local org only. However, even many success stories are duplicated across the country, rather than originating from the local org.

Older org mags (from the 1970s) contain a great deal of local information, including interviews with local Scientologists, articles written by local staff members, and sometimes poetry or artwork contributed by local members.

I am very interested in receiving copies of, or information from, all issues of all org magazines, even the ones I already have.

Many, many people have contributed to the statistics project by sending in tallies, completions lists, or old magazines. The contribution page tells more about how you can help. I thank all those who have contributed so far!