- The Washington Times - Monday, November 18, 2013

Tom Cruise, John Travolta and Kelly Preston were reportedly among the thousands of Scientologists who flocked to the church in Clearwater, Fla., to reveal the new $145 million Flag Building, where devotees can develop super powers and “create a new world,” the Tampa Bay Times first reported.

The “Super Power” program, designed by Scientology’s founder L. Ron Hubbard, is designed to develop what he described as human beings’ 57 senses, or “perceptics,” ABC News reported.

Hubbard said that the ‘Super Power’ program will develop Scientologists, [giving them] new skills, new abilities to perceive and new levels of awareness,” Joe Childs, the Times’ senior editor-at-large, told ABC News. “[That] it’ll position Scientologists to take a lead in leading the world out of social decay [and] saving mankind.”

Only Scientologists were allowed inside the building, and church volunteers policed the perimeter to keep the public and media out. The church has been mum about what’s inside, but building plans submitted to the city show a basement dining facility, offices, course rooms and hundreds of small rooms for “auditing,” or “counseling,” the Times reported.

The fifth floor of the 377,-000-square-foot building is for the Super Power program, which uses several machines to sharpen what Hubbard called man’s “perceptics.”

The sixth floor contains a large circular track where Scientologists are expected to run until they achieve a “cognition,” or moment of enlightenment, the report said.