At a recent event in Shanghai, John Travolta heard that the Master of Ceremonies’ best friend had broken his ankle in a car accident and was now in constant pain. With years of Scientology training (read: million dollar donations) behind him, John “asked permission to do some Scientology assists and he said, ‘Okay sure’.”
Said Travolta, “People were standing around watching as I did them. You could actually see him confronting the pain and after a while he looked up at me and said ‘I feel better’ so I said ‘Okay end of assist.’ He had gotten noticeably better and I was chomping at the bit for more.”
Naturally, any similarities between an “assist” and a reach-around are only coincidental and, at most, superficial.