The Kiev, Ukraine Scientology mission moved to new quarters last week, and the opening ceremonies involved rutting the ribbon with staff members in costumes from the films The Matrix and Avatar. The Matrix is popular among Scientologists for promoting the idea that reality may be an illusion, and it is possible to achieve superpowers if one understands the nature of reality. Avatar is similarly popular for promoting the idea that it is possible to pick up and dispose of bodies – that humans are an immortal spirit.
Above “Neo” and “Trinity” cut the ribbon to open the facility. Below “Neytiri” receives a commendation from the mission executives.
Above, staff members bear the symbol of a white rabbit, which refers to a Playboy bunny tattoo from the movie The Matrix. Below, staff members mime the bullet-dodging ability of “Neo.”