Scientology 101

The following is the unedited introduction to my next book Scientology 101.   It  will be published when I make sufficient time to complete it.

                                    Scientology vs. Scientologism

One idea I tried to introduce in the book What Is Wrong With Scientology?  (Amazon books, 2012) was Scientology’s need for integration.

Integration is the act or process of integrating, defined by Webster’s as incorporating into a larger unit.

From the beginning of his forays into the mysteries of the human mind and spirit, the founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard wished his findings to be integrated into existing fields of study, including psychiatry, psychology, biology, education and the healing arts.  His responses to having been so violently rejected in such established fields for the first fifteen years of his journeys were conflicted.

One response was to form what he called a social coordination network.  He established its purpose as ‘to subvert the subverters’.  The idea was predicated on the assumption that established fields of social betterment were zealously guarded monopolies that had subverted governments and foundations for fortunes.  He felt Scientology had better answers than most of them and thus would be justified in subverting the subverters.   First he encouraged Scientologists to use Scientology applications in every endeavor where they might bring improvement with them.  He even defined a Scientologist as one who applied Scientology to better conditions in life.  Then, an organized bureau was created to coordinate Scientologists who had set up groups that applied Scientological solutions to societal problems in a secular (non-religious) framework.   They were directed to produce such success rates that accepted, established institutions in those fields would feel compelled to incorporate the proven effective methods of Scientology in their respective disciplines.

During the nineteen seventies and eighties the social coordination network made substantial headway into the fields of drug rehabilitation and education.   Its subgroups Narconon (drug rehabilitation) and Applied Scholastics (education) created many groups with impressive records of results with drug addicts and students.

However, within a decade of Hubbard’s 1986 death, Scientology church management (hereinafter Scientology Inc. or corporate Scientology) had perverted the purpose and function of Applied Scholastics and Narconon so markedly as to effectively destroy the groundwork they had laid for the previous twenty years.

Once Narconon had produced some admirable statistics, rather than take rational measures to reinforce those gains, Scientology Inc. killed the goose that laid the golden eggs in two ways.  First, Narconon had largely been formed and operated by former drug addicts who had come off drugs using Scientology methods.  Rather than help make that fact and its results known, Scientology Inc. shamelessly took credit for Narconon’s successes, touting itself as the operator of ‘the largest and most successful’ drug salvage institution in the world.  That promotion was used for two purposes, neither of which forwarded the purpose of Narconon: a) to serve as a mitigation plea against  public attacks on Scientology Inc’s unrelated abuses, and b) to extract huge sums of money from Scientologists to forward Narconon as a public relations activity for Scientology (little of said funds ever were directed toward expansion of drug rehabilitation delivery).

The second way Scientology Inc. destroyed Narconon was to take a completely opposite tack when Narconon got into trouble by its own negligence.   When failed products of Narconon brought complaints to media or authorities, Scientology Inc. did everything it could to distance itself from Narconon, claiming zero connection or responsibility for its operation.  The public at large, possessing a good measure of common sense, couldn’t help but note the hypocrisy.

Applied Scholastics similarly lost the fruits of its decades-long production record at the hands of Scientology Inc’s two-faced, short-cut exploitation mentality.  During the seventies and eighties Applied Scholastics schools delivered a wholly secular education, utilizing but one important and central methodology of L. Ron Hubbard, the technology of ‘how to study.’  In that wise, Applied Scholastics schools produced impressive, measurable and recognized results.  However, again shortly after Hubbard’s 1986 death Scientology Inc. began undermining the organization’s purpose in pursuit of immediate perceived gain for itself.  Scientology Inc. influenced Applied Scholastic schools to introduce ever increasing levels of Scientology indoctrination, and promoted that to existing Scientologists.  Tuitions were raised, and percentages were paid to Scientology Inc. Over time the schools became parochial in nature. Eventually the schools degenerated into badly disguised preparation and recruitment pools for Scientology’s priesthood (called the Sea Organization).   And as happened with Narconon, when former students publicly complained of their Applied Scholastics experiences, Scientology Inc  vehemently distanced itself with a plethora of false denials.

A form of schizophrenia has apparently taken hold of Scientology Inc.   It is manifested in the one personality that wants to take credit for every success in Narconon and Applied Scholastics, and at the same time wield the opposite personality that insists on distancing itself every time there is a complaint or failure.  It wants to control every aspect of the use of anything written by L. Ron Hubbard – and take a healthy tithe for it – but wants to pretend it doesn’t when things don’t go the way it wishes them to.

Exacerbating the situation is Scientology Inc’s ruthless enforcement of its alleged legal right to control the application of any of L. Ron Hubbard’s ideas.   It has created an aggressive, effective legal bureau to threaten and punish anyone who has the temerity to utilize the ideas of Hubbard outside of its stringent control.  It has spent tens, if not hundreds, of millions of dollars over the past several decades using lawsuits as bludgeons to ruin people who have assayed to practice Scientology – as a religion or otherwise – outside the control of Scientology Inc.

As incompetent and discreditable as Scientology Inc’s schizoid Public Relations function has become, it has become as inversely adept at reeling Scientology practice in.  It has become so uncompromising and persistent at punishing ‘unauthorized’ application that people do so at great risk to themselves financially.

The situation seems irreversible when one considers the path of Hubbard’s second solution to integration, the attacking of the original chief opponents of the sharing of his ideas, the psychs (as Scientology Inc. refers to all mental health practitioners and researchers).  Scientology Inc. established an intelligence and propaganda network to bring down the establishment of those fields.  Scientology Inc’s public pronouncements against the psychs are so shrill, so sensationalized, and so exaggerated as to serve the opposite purpose such opposition was originally intended to serve.

Ironically, in the fifties and sixties Scientology acted as a pioneer of sorts for the New Age movement.   Since then, however, its corporate form has become a bitter enemy of anything having any connection whatsoever to traditional mental health concepts – which happens to include just about every extant New Age methodology.  Scientology Inc’s attacks have thus served as an insular, flat-earth protest against any new ideas that it does not control and profit from.  It has thus positioned itself as an extremist cult in the eyes of most mental health, New Age, and spiritualist practitioners, not to mention much of the public at large.

All successful applications of Scientology methodologies not only clerically (in terms of Scientology churches and missions) but secularly (including, but not limited to, education and drug rehabilitation) were originated and pioneered by individuals in those fields who decided to make application of L. Ron Hubbard’s ideas their life’s work.   Since Scientology Inc. has become so combative and controlling (and disloyal and irresponsible when their own suffer setbacks) it makes it dangerous to propagate the works of L. Ron Hubbard.

Ironically , it seems that the greatest enemy  to the future dissemination of Hubbard’s ideas is none other than Scientology Inc. itself.  So effective has Scientology Inc. been in establishing itself as the modern Grand Inquisitor that the very word Scientology has become associated with oppression, repression, and mental captivity.

The vicious cycle is topped off by Scientology Inc.’s strict, literal policy that holds that Scientology contains all of the answers to any and all problems of people, and that conversely no other subject that speaks to the mental and spiritual health of humankind has any validity and nothing to add to the equation.

In 1969 the late, great Viktor Frankl described what Scientology Inc. has become in the year 2012 (without any reference to Scientology at all):

What is dangerous is the attempt of a man who is an expert, say, in the field of biology, to understand and explain human beings exclusively in terms of biology.  The same is true for psychology and sociology as well.  At the moment at which totality is claimed, biology becomes biologism, psychology becomes psychologism, and sociology becomes sociologism.  In other words, at that moment science is turned into ideology. What we have to deplore, I would say, is not that scientists are specializing but that specialists are generalizing.  We are familiar with that type called terrible simplificateurs.  Now we become acquainted with a type I would like to call terrible generalisateurs.  I mean those who cannot resist the temptation to make overgeneralized statements on the grounds of limited findings.

Scientology Inc has turned a self-styled ‘science of the mind’ into an ‘ideology of everything.’  However, Frankl’s words provide inspiration for drawing a line of demarcation, beyond which a clean slate might be established to paint a new future for application of the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard.

On the basis of Frankl’s logic I would like to introduce a distinction between the ideas of L. Ron Hubbard and the terrible generalisateurs who are members of Scientology Incorporated.   Scientology Inc. is not the guardian of Scientology. Instead, it is an imposter holding the subject hostage.  It has become nothing more than the creator of a new religion, Scientologism, which I contend would be unrecognizable to L. Ron Hubbard.  Scientologism has become the greatest suppressor of the circulation of Scientology ideas.  It bears no resemblance to the purpose, heart, and soul of the subject of Scientology.

Let us approach the subject of Scientology as a subject. Not as an ideology.  Not as a trademark.  Not as the esoterica of an exclusive club of misguided, intolerant zealots.   Let us evolve and transcend from obsessive, compulsive isms.   Let us discuss what Scientology actually is in terms that anyone can understand and apply.  Let us attempt to integrate the principal, workable ideas of Scientology with other disciplines so they can be understood and perhaps even serve a purpose to humanity where they can. Let us attempt to shed a little light where there was once only darkness.


310 responses to “Scientology 101

  1. Thanks for keeping the subject and practices of Scientology sacred.

  2. Social Coordination, I remember it well.
    Moving forward on the time track is like being on a different planet.
    Scn 101 bridges the gap, lets do it.
    Marty , your the Man, Hooyah!

  3. “Let us attempt to integrate the principal, workable ideas of Scientology with other disciplines so they can be understood and perhaps even serve a purpose to humanity where they can.”
    Marty, just think where we would be today if instead of alienating those in other disciplines Scientology, Inc. had attempted to find points of reality within all the other attempts man has made to better his situation…thus building ARC rather than breaking it.

  4. Unless I’m very much mistaken, this is the Maria that Karen#1 refers to a couple posts back when she says:

    “A girl called Maria XXXX left the Sea Organization some years back. She told one and all that it was the ultimate in insanity in the SO. It was brutal, it was torture, it was insane…..

    But like a good Kool aid drinker she stayed with the Church.

    She exited the Sea Org with 2 kids. The Sea Org would not let her husband Drew XXXX leave. He was useful to them on money making lines. They did not care that she was a single mom with all the bills of 2 kids, they kept him there refusing to let him out of the Sea Org for some 2 years or more.

    But like a good Kool aid drinker she stayed with the Church.

    Scroll forward in time, one of these kids Dennis XXXXX now adult has a child. The child at 2 years old dies in his crib. Just like that.

    And what does Maria and Drew do ?
    They ask for donations for Ideal orgs for the Death of their 2 year old grandchild.
    That’s right, dig into your wallet and give the “Church” more money because our 2 year old died.

    True Story”.

    • In response to Mother of Grendel post above

    • Yes Martin.
      Maria Robb,
      Her 2 year old dead in Crib.
      “Let’s all give money $$$$ to Ideal orgs because baby is dead.
      This is a woman who spouted out to numerous people about the horrors within the Sea Org, the abuse, the punishments, so she knows the darker side while she still deceives OT VIIS and VIIIS to come for a “special briefing.”
      Yeah, right.
      They are still using this line.
      They don’t even change the “Come on” line.

  5. northernneighbor

    Dear Marty & all you other (supposedly) “Bitter Apostates”
    I am not a Scientologist, however over the last few months I’ve been trying to educate myself on your faith. My education in “everything Scientology” actually started quite accidentally during a YouTube surfing session, a few months ago. I inadvertently clicked on a video about your faith, which I found interesting. That started me on a journey to learn as much as I could about Scientology (my wife calls this my “learning addiction”).
    As a philosophy student, (many, many years ago) I learned that to best understand something, you need to approach it from a variety of perspectives. A method that has always served me quite well in the past.
    To be honest, my initial impressions weren’t very positive. Hearing several stories of families being torn apart and/or being deep in debt made me wonder why so many people continue to stay in the church. Reading about the recent events regarding the mother who was disconnected from her son, was not informed of his death, banned from seeing him & attending the funeral was simply heartbreaking. I was also dismayed by the fact that when he (the son) needed the church the most (ie., auditing sessions) due to the various events he was struggling with, he was denied because he couldn’t afford it. To me, that is one of the primary roles of a church, to support it’s parishioners during the toughest times in their life. I was also turned off by the fact that in order to make your way up the bridge you have to be 1) fairly wealthy or 2) willing to amass large debts or 3) join the Sea Org. which apparently means (at the present time) giving up your freedom & independence. While I’m not an expert in the teachings of LRH, the current realities of being in the Sea Org seems to be at odds with Scientology’s ideals. Actually the more I learned about the activities of the church, the more it seem to be at odds with the values & teachings the church claims to be founded on. I also learned that when one talks about the actions of the church (constant pressures for donations, disconnection, pressuring female Sea Orgs. to get an abortions, etc. . . .) what they really mean is the actions of David Miscavage.
    It was around this time that I came to find this website. While I learned a lot from Marty’s posts, it was the comments posted by many independent Scientologist that confirmed what I had suspected. The current church of Scientology is not a fair or accurate reflection of the values, principles & teachings of Scientology. I have learned more about what a real Scientologist is & does, on this website, than I have since I started my journey of learning. The sense of family/community, the understanding & empathy you have for others, the support you give to each other, the way you seem to understand that if you really believe in your faith & the knowledge it contains, that it will help others & the world in general, then money should not be a barrier to it.
    Finally I would like to point out one other contradiction I see in Miscavage’s vilification of some of you. While he says on one hand that the Scientologists at the OT levels are the most enlightened, ethical & compassionate people on the planet, yet on the other hand refers to some of you (many of which have reached the highest levels, have served in the Sea Org for several years at very high levels) in very derogatory ways, it demonstrates his hypocrisy.
    Thank you for showing me Scientology as it was meant to be and also what a Scientologist can be, if they are truly allowed to be free.
    I cannot say I will become a scientologist, as I believe that (for me) when it comes to spirituality, religion & faith it is best to be eclectic. While “no one culture, religion or society is privileged to the truth”, thanks to Marty & all of you I can confidently take some of your teachings as part of my approach to living life. Thank God for “bitter apostates” like all of you!

    • Wow. Thank you for this.

    • Hi Northernneighbor,
      It is wonderful that on your “learning addiction” you have been able to sort things out and can see the good in Scientology as it was meant to be understood and used. Run with what you like and what sounds true to you.
      A “non”-bitter apostate. Greta

    • Great comment NorthernNeighbor. I feel the same way you do towards the church as it has become. There are some wonderful writings from Hubbard and I wish you the best in your studies.

    • Great viewpoints from one looking in northernneighbor! Although you seem to be doing a pretty good job of sorting through it, you would be welcome to ask any further clarifications or direction you may need as well.

      • northernneighbor

        I guess my first question is how can I communicate with some of you via this site. I have a lot of questions & would like to develop a rapport with some of you that will enable me to not only understand more about Scientology, but perhaps to gain from it on a more personal level. Without going into too much detail, I have some personal things I am currently dealing with that are causing me some difficulties. I also have a medical condition that is aggravated by stress. While I would like to post some of my comments/questions, I would rather communicate some things on a more one-to-one basis. I realize I may be asking a lot, but I don’t know of any other way to explore the possible/potential benefits of Scientology other than through this site. While I would love to correspond with Marty himself, I understand that for various reasons that isn’t very realistic. My impression of him so far is that he genuinely wants to use his experiences & knowledge to help others. Furthermore, we have something in common that makes me think he would be a great mentor to me, however I realise he is very busy & can’t just entertain every request to communicate on a more personal level, especially from someone he doesn’t even know. It’s just he’s the only independent Scientologist I know enough about to trust with the concerns I have.
        Anyway (sometimes I get a little side tract), if any of you would be willing to take some time in answering my general questions & perhaps using your knowledge to help me with the more personal concerns please let me know. The really funny/pathetic part is I don’t even know how to find out if there are any offers or if this even got anyone’s attention. I guess I’ll just keep checking this area & hope this works.
        Hope to hear from some of you soon eh,
        Northern Neighbor.

    • Do remain in mystery about the actual auditing, the glue that holds this entire theater together. Learning addiction means wanting to KNOW. It is well enough that you only KNOW ABOUT Scientology. Once you start the auditing, the learning addiction gets worse! Because you learn things about yourself, things that you never knew before. You find out who you really are on levels unseen before. And the more you learn the more you want to know. It is the learning addicts that once this road is traveled, it cannot be abandoned until it has been walked all the way. But you don’t need to know about all of that!

    • Thank you for being able to see the truth of the situation. I have so much to thank Scientology/Dianetics for–a happy life and good health at age 82, but I certainly don’t have much to thank the Church for except for a few years in the 70’s where I had some good auditing and training. It wasn’t always as bad as it is now.

      • Pat – Is it true that in the 1960-70 period most people who “got into” Scn had mindsets similar to ‘northernneighbor’? And also that in a manner of speaking no one *really* knew what they were doing, so there was more open comm and interaction to get auditing and C/Sing solutions, and less Authority? – Carcha.

        • I meant 1950 – 70.

          • Hi, Carcha. The 50’s were wide open with people who could read coming into Scientology by word of mouth and books. There were no worksheets and no C/Ses. In the 60’s LRH was researching GPM’s and in the early 60’s there was no Laws of Listing and Nulling and students suffered through some very rough auditing. The first Classification, Awareness and Gradation Chart came out in 1965.
            Oh, we all “knew” what we were doing up to 1965…we audited whatever the process of the day was! That was the experiemental track!

            After the Grade Chart C/Sing was “in” and the experimental track was gone. There were C/Ses, worksheets, (some before then) and the Grade Chart was, and still is, the basic program for any pc.

            In the early days there were no penalties for auditing. No overboards. No rough treatment of auditors. That started with the Class VIII course, apparently tech wasn’t going in on the planet. After that came the 70’s where the tech flourished and propered and auditor hosing downs ceased and tough training came into being. Stats were really up before D.Miscavige came along. There were probably 100 Briefing Course students at the old ASHO on Temple St before the Blue Complex.

            I don’t know how many SHSBC students ASHO has now, probably not many. There is no delivery of the SHSBC in the Freezone yet, but we have our first SHSBC student planning to start in a couple of months her in Elma, WA. Anyone else want to twin?

            • Thank you very much for your invaluable insights into that very important time period, and for being there, a part of the ground floor. Thank you also for your continued wisdom and dedication, very much, as well. (I have two people who would like to be PC’s – what do I do now??) (Just kidding, I know what to do, but I’m about due for some more courses.)

              • We have a course room. We have rooms with kitchen uses for lower costs. It is convenient as it is on the same property. See picture of course-room
                Pat p_krenik @ No spaces.

                • By the by Pat, sometime ago you send a Linkedin request to me, one of many, but I’m NOT on Linkedin. I had no way of getting back to you, but I got another request recently from another person so this reminded me.

                  Just wanted to ack the comm, and sorry for the lag.

    • You are very wise. I’m sure you would enjoy reading LRH books in your own time as I think you will feel at home.

    • Welcome, northernneighbor! Please send updates on your progress, no matter what path (or paths) you choose.

  6. So well put, Marty.
    Since withdrawing from Scientologism, Inc., I have been disseminating as I used to. I get into good communication with the person and offer a basic pronciple to handle their PTP. When they almost always immediately say,”Well that makes total sense”, I bring up “That’s Scientology”. They inevitably say,”Are you F’ing kidding me?”, to which I reply,”I know. Here’s the difference…”. I differentiate for them that the corporate church is not, and has not been for a
    long time, Scientology. I tell them they can buy the books on the subject at I always recommend Self Analysis and offer free help.
    Having much experience with Applied Scholastics, what you write is absolute truth. Very destructive on so many levels.

  7. scilonschools: What is Sideo? What video has gone viral in 12 hours. I must have missed an early comment about this.

  8. Brilliant Marty and thanks. Fills in missing data and answers a lot of “how
    comes”. In the beginning 80’s it certainly looked like we could have NN
    become the showcase for what a drug rehab facility should be and how
    to operate to really help get a handle on drug addiction. Then the church
    stepped in with messengers who had no experience in NN tech application
    nor in their clientele and consequently choked that off.

  9. Thanks Marty,
    Great subject and post.

  10. Marty would be able to link or point to the measured results of the successful years of Applied Scholastics you mentioned. People always want to see the verifiable results or studies done on Scientology related programs, or program utilizing their tech, and their outcomes but I’ve not had any luck finding actual results – just DM BS hype.

  11. eileenclark101


    I am impressed, again. You have isolated the Major Departure From The Ideal Scene. In your description you give the description of that Ideal Scene as the complete opposite of what has been done by and within Scientology Inc at the direction of David MIscavige.

    Can anyone honestly hold onto the idea that this has not been done on purpose, with intention and malice?

    Whew. You have a wonderful ability to distill all that has happened and then present conclusions and solutions with such clarity that anyone can understand it.

    Thank you for all your efforts in the direction of salvaging the ‘baby’ that is being thrown out with the bath water. Corny analogy, but it seems to fit.

  12. Clear and correct. Very, very, very well done.

  13. Great intro Marty. Yes, integration of the tech into all walks of live is a natural progression in the evolution of mankind to higher states of being.

    I like your holistic approach to this subject. Thanks for keeping “knowing how to know” working!

  14. burnedbutnotbitter

    Marty, I have written you personally before and told you I was following your blog. This is one of your very best! I can’t help but think that you are the person to take over the Church and clean it up and apply the above. But I don’t think DM will get out of his chair and let you have it, so keep calm and carry on!

  15. Very insightful Marty, can’t wait for the book (loved your 1st one). It’s great to see this subject now being used as originally intended. In the past when I was still onlines I often felt as if I had somehow studied a completely different subject than many of my fellow church members as their behavior was in no way in accord with what I had learned.

    It’s a nice feeling to realize I wasn’t crazy.

  16. Marty, you were part of a promo piece tonight during the Olympics for Rock Center; “Can you handle the truth?” !!! Cool as hell !!! Moving on up…

  17. HI. Your proposed book has a title very similiar to the book I wrote in 2005, Scientology vs. Scientology. There I built the book around what LRH said to do as compared to what is being done. Of course, in 2005 being outside the COS for many years, I didn’t have much of the inside info that you have brought forth since.
    I’m out of the softcover copies, but a digital copy would go for $14.95 today using paypal and my email address,

  18. “Scientology Inc. is not the guardian of Scientology. Instead, it is an imposter holding the subject hostage.”

    I think this is the theme of my protest. This is the single most identifying statement I have read that describes the actual scene. This should be repeated often and shared broadly. This is the main with hold being missed too. It is the “Can’t have Scientology” overt. While they pretend to be the Guardians and preserving it and forwarding it, they are running can’t haves on themselves and everyone else with it.

  19. Marty,

    IMO You post above is the best ever.

    Scientology technology tools available for people to use in the correction and or improvement of aspects of their life they desire to better, period, that all.

  20. For the record, someone is indulging in identity theft and fraud. From this email address a person is sending out emails posing as me. Please disregard this criminal mind if it should cross your path. It is NOT ME.

    • I had a similar problem in a yahoo e-mail account, but the problem stopped after I discovered yahoo was hacked and I changed the yahoo account’s password. Of course, I also made sure that my anti-virus, internet firewall, etc, were updated, and I ran a full scan in my PC.

      Yahoo hacked, 450,000 passwords posted online:

      Yahoo Email Hacked! . What You Can Do:

      • Thanks. I Googled the email address and much posting history came up answering questions on Yahoo Answers in both Spanish and English from that email addy. Their score for having best answers voted on on Yahoo answers was almost 900! Answers to Questions like, “How do I find out if my boyfriend is cheating on me?” type of dribbly social intercourse. Unfortunately fraud and identity theft are frowned on at Yahoo and it seems they are going to lose the account now and the high score status they were able to build up over time giving people wrong items and wrong indications on Yahoo Answers.

        • Oracle,

          In order to google any e-mail address you need to do it quoted: e.g.: “”
          In Google’s advanced search this is called: exact word or frase.
          This Google search gives nothing (except for reverse e-mail search).

          If you google any e-mail address unquoted (e.g.: google does a search for all the component words (e.g.: 1) vanallenbelt1 yahoo com, 2) van allen belt 1 yahoo com, 3) etc)
          In case (1) you are getting user names vanallenbelt1 posting on yahoo. However just because his/her user name is does not mean her/his e-mail address is, like your username The Oracle does not mean your e-mail address is The_Oracle@.

          Did somebody got an e-mail from your e-mail address which you didn’t send?

          Did you look in your yahoo account (in the sent folder) and found e-mail(s) you did not send?

          Did you get from your yahoo account undeliverable e-mail(s) you did not send?

  21. Nicely stated, Marty.

    In speaking to a couple of recently “out” auditors one thing struck me very hard. They are looking to a “higher authority” for their technical guidance. These are guys with many many years of good results yet they seem convinced that someone “up there” is somehow superiror to them and more knowledgable than them and “righter” than them. They are frozen into a condition of looking for someone to give them a license to survive.

    The policy on Technical Degrades is right there in their KSW pack. They are required to star rate it over and over, yet they completely miss the point and ask, “is it okay to apply that piece of tech?”

    They have no clue that the people they are seeking approval from have absolutely no friggin clue how to clear a thetan.

    “Think for Yourself,” is preached.

    “Don’t you dare do anything without our blessing,” is the reality.

    Seeing highly trained tech terminals cowed into obedience and terrified to act is pathetic. It takes some skilled handling to move them from total effect over to slight gentle cause, but they are destimulating from the suppressive environement they’ve been living in.

    Keep communicating, Marty. It’s working. In just the last two weeks we’ve been contacted by seven people who are out, or well on their way out.


    • Les,
      Lean on me if you need any help with getting these people back in the saddle.


    • Les,
      The data on ‘robotism’ (not sure if it is a HCOB or HCOPL) comes to mind. Anyone connected to the RC$ is looking for orders to make sure they ‘do the right thing’. You certainly don’t want to MAKE A MISTAKE around the RC$. That will land you in need of more sec checking or at the very least earn you a trip to the MAA.

    • Five star post Les. Part of popping out of the womb is knowing you have already earned your license to survive.

  22. Marty, This is just terrific. Beautifully and completely stated.
    And this just in: The (former) DSA Santa Barbara has been replaced by an (untrained) OT VIII. He’s been transferred to D.C where he will be part of the
    new P.R. Org.

    • Linda — the “New PR Org”??? Before they establish a lobbying “PR Org” in DC they could do with one person who can speak to the media in LA…. Typical wrong target, altered importance. Is this still Lee Holzinger?

      • Yes, it’s Lee. He who has the most infuriating “comm cycle” I’ve ever experienced. Linda

        • whoa!! I just re-read athe comm I got earlier about the PR org, and MY BAD, It’s not a PR Org: it’s an OSA ORG. Yeah, they better beef up, cause we’re comin’! And Lee is there already.

      • Mike, sounds like they are reviving the old CSI DC lobbying office (?)

    • OMG !!!! A PR Org??????????? What will the Demented One think of next. I guess if you don’t have an Org that can deliver a real product you might as well create one just to say what great products you could get if you knew what the fuck you were doing !!!!!!

      Over the cliff and into the abyss …………..better learn to fly Davey, it’s the only way out of your scum bucket.

      • This is not a good thing. This seems like the open institutionalization of a Scientology Inc. Political Action Committee HQ. Like a Scientology Inc embassy in our nation’s capitol. Now the IAS and other reges will have another excuse to suck parishioners dry – “We are under attack! Donate to our PR Org in DC, help us safepoint Scientology where it counts the most, in our seat of government!”

        Ugh and double ugh!

      • Yeah, see my correction above. It’s not a PR Org, It’s an OSA Org..
        And Lee is there.

  23. Mike,

    Now that you mention it, what’s the scoop on LEE HOLZINGER? He seemed like a nice enough guy, but was a TERRIBLE Supervisor when my husband and I were on the B.C. at ASHO around 1980. I was surprised he ended up at OSA– just didn’t seem qualified.

    Any inside skinny you could share?


    • That is why he ended up there! Couldn’t resist …..just my $.02 worth.

    • I can provide some skinny. Not much, but Lee was the DSA STB for over a decade. He makes kool-aide. (And let me suggest that he was a terrible supervisor because of his comm formula and his aloofness. )Very recently (probably within the last 3 weeks or so, he was replaced as DSA and left for DC to start the new OSA Org, leaving behind his wife who is the OES. The STB org has, in the last few weeks been horrifically musical chaired with the HAS going off to Flag for tech training, and a Div 6 sup sent off for GAT2 training. Their posts are being covered by existing staff –now buttered across the org board.
      Sending Lee H for participation in an OSA Org at least sets it up to fail unless
      their product is people driven insane-in which case he will ensure it’s success.

  24. Marty,
    This post was very personally relevant and pertinent. Thanks for all you do! You’ve brought back hope that we may do something positive for this world after all!

  25. Enough Already

    Thanks, Linda. That definitely fills the vacuum re Lee H.

    Since you seem very familiar with STB Org, I have to ask you a few “whatever happened to” questions.

    Whatever happened to:

    1. Chris Martelli?

    All I knew was he was in Planetary Dissem Org one day, then his wife got pregnant and the two of them were shipped off to STB. Next thing I know, he’s declared!

    Any skinny?

    2. Alison Gonzales?

    I liked her, and she was there forever.

    Any update over the last 2 decades? (I haven’t kept up with the STB scene for a LONG time…)



    • Hi Shannon,
      I was the ED there from 2001-2006. Martelli was before my time there. All I know is he blew and got declared. Don’t have any other info. Alison: what’s not to like? She’s still in the STB field running her late husband’s business. There are a lot of public there that I grew to love, but don’t really have any current info (other than what I just posted), as I’ve been gone since mid-2006. A couple of other names you’ll likely recall Wanda Beckstead: still there as PES and Lisa Jeter (now Cullen) is the OTC Chairman. That’s who I can think of that you might know.

    • What is “STB” ?

  26. Marty makes a great point here and I think it is one of the SIGNIFICANT points of how Scientology can be or will be relevant in the future. The data/ideas contained in Scientology either will be or will not be considered relevant to future generations. It will take some very dedicated and enthusiastic people to accomplish this relevance; folks who really WANT to integrate Scientology with other sensible and survival thought/philosophy. As for myself, I’ve always been able to accomplish this integration. I can merge LRH’s ideas on how vital help is with Jesus’ command to love everyone (you HELP them) and other religious thinkers and philosophers throughout history. And I think it is vital to be able to do this just in applying the ARC Triangle within the greater environment.

    But the Church of Scientology has never been much about that really. While LRH did acknowledge other great thinkers early on as well as earlier religions, (especially at the front of Science of Survival – does the newest edition still contain the dedication to Will Durant?), he moved away from that really in the 50s sometime. Soon he became “source.” There was no other source of ANY knowledge or truth about life that I EVER heard mentioned at all in the Church of Scientology. In one of the lectures of the State of Man Congress (on the Upper Indoc Course I did in 2003) LRH talks about his goal having been to discover the reasons behind EVERYTHING in life. And he continued to set down the “laws” on every subject he could from the mind to art to justice, etc. Actually he laid out this goal right in DMSMH as to all the different areas of thought that Dianetics would someday DOMINATE. I don’t particularly hold any of this against Ron. All to be expected really when you think about it: religious thinker feels HE has the ONLY truth and spends decades propounding it and establishing his ulta orthodox church. Pattern has happened MANY times. Eventually the thinker dies of course and the church USUALLY shrinks down as the Church of Scientology is doing (as Christian Science has for example). I suspect that 50 years from now, the CoS will consist of about 10,000 or so “born Scientologists.” Of course, the Mormom Church has grown tremendously over the past 70 years, but from what I know they don’t REALLY push the orthodoxies of the Book of Mormon very hard.

    To have ANY relevance or to last as a source of wisdom in the future, Scientology will HAVE to go the Independant route. Folks will be offerred training and processing as they wish to participate, when they wish to. There will be no church or religion they will have to take on or any grand mission to save all the beings of the universe in order to participate. The only parts of Keeping Scientology Working that will be relevant at all to folks in the future (other than the few orthodox fanatics left) will be the parts about holding the line on application of auditing tech.

    • Joe,
      The only “relevance” Scientology has, all it ever had, or will have is whether or not the Axioms, Factors, Qs and these basic, fundamental materials are in fact “what is really going on”.

      I recommend to you the William James discussion “The Will to Believe”. This will put in much clearer context the quote below.

      Here’s a snip from his work The Varieties of Religious Experience: “In the natural sciences and industrial arts it never occurs to any one to try and refute opinions by showing up their author’s neurotic constitution. Opinions here are invariably tested by logic and experiment, no matter what may be their author’s neurological type. It should be no otherwise with religious opinions.”

      • Jim, the relevance Scientology has for ANYONE is the relevance is has FOR THEM. That is the R corner of the Triangle and really the reason for the last two steps of the Dissem Drill. The reason Judeo-Christianity, Buddhism and Islam each have over a BILLION followers is because those religions have some sort of real meaning to THEIR lives.

      • Well, if WILLIAM JAMES said it…….

        Hate to disagree with “AUTHORITY”, but actually the general viewpoints, status, habits, life experiences, etc of an author of religious opinions DO IN FACT MATTER when looking at those opinions if one is working on FULLY understanding those opinions (especially in something like opinions concerning how life should be lived on any third dynamic). In the natural sciences and industrial arts, one is not “refuting opinions” as Mr. James states, but physically TESTING the claims of the inventor/discoverer/scientist by actual experiment. So Mr. James is not really correct there. When the New Testament states that slaves should obey one’s masters even when they are abusive, I think it is VERY relevant to the issue to ask the question -“who wrote that and for what reason?” What were in fact the personal situations of whomever wrote that and what did they hope to gain by having their followers believe that datum?

        • Joe,
          It’s not whether William James, as an “authority” said it, that’s missing the point. It’s that he has another viewpoint, a different look, and by looking from that point of view, one can broaden their own view and gain insight into the R that brings about life in this universe.

          I noticed you disagree with Mr. James and the use of the word “opinion”. One begins with an opinion, an assumption point, and then goes about testing whether or not it functions that way. Any knowledge gained and put into the general ken, or even personal KRC, if it doesn’t emanate from pure knowingness, begins with “hey, I think it’s this way”. Then one goes about observing whether it is or isn’t that way. Testing it. Experiment.

          I think you disagreed prematurely. Or perhaps, just to be recalcitrant with me. Or something. Since out of one side of your face you disagree, and then say EXACTLY what James says.

  27. Chris and Gail Martelli did the amnesty that came out shortly after they left so they were not declared.

  28. Answer to Jim Logan–your email didn’t arrive. Try again

    As to Linked In, a hacker got my email and invited everyone on my list to Linked In.

    Pat (PS I don’t do Linked In, I just can’t figure out how to get off their list)

  29. Damon Lindelof

    Hey Midget!
    How do you like us now?!
    Our ranks are growing, at about the same rate your’s is shrinking, Dude.
    Damon Lindelof
    Dusseldorf, Germany

    • Damon, we’re not supposed to say “midget” anymore. It’s LITTLE PEOPLE, OK? (I’m actually stealing this from a Seinfeld episode by the way). Though maybe in Miscavige’s case, he should just be addressed as “little being.”

  30. Personally worked hard on integration as a curriculum writer for LRH schools using study tech.Am afraid to walk into those schools now. Am awaiting book #2 with great interest; am on the third reading of book #1 as change is still occurring.

    • Claire
      I wrote curriculum for schools as well, back in the early 80’s. You are so right, so much has changed.

  31. Roger from Switzerland Thought

    This isn’t a little light you shed on Darkness with your introduction to your new book. It’s a 10000000000 Megawatt Lightbulb you put on.
    LRH formulated several purposes when he wrote Dianetics and short time later when he formulated the principles of Scientology. Those were great purposes about the advance of humanity and he was talking about an evolution not a facist system where authorative knowledge and imagined freedoms are enforced on people.
    It is not up to me to judge or reason about what went wrong or who went off purpose or what the stops were that Scientology went off purpose. Perhaps this will be a mistery till the end of times .I don’t care anymore about it as when I read following formulation (rekindle, rededication , a new word) of the basic purpose of Scientology and Dianetics all stops and considerations blew instantly.
    With this formulated purpose and I can fully agree and if it becomes the basic purpose oft he Indie Movement I’ll be 100% on board and help and contribute wherever I can.
    ” Let us approach the subject of Scientology as a subject. Not as an ideology. Not as a trademark. Not as the esoterica of an exclusive club of misguided, intolerant zealots. Let us evolve and transcend from obsessive, compulsive isms. Let us discuss what Scientology actually is in terms that anyone can understand and apply. Let us attempt to integrate the principal, workable ideas of Scientology with other disciplines so they can be understood and perhaps even serve a purpose to humanity where they can. Let us attempt to shed a little light where there was once only darkness. ”
    Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. We live in funny times…What us it with the FBI and supporting terror networks?

    “FBI Admits Pentagon Dinner Guest al-Awlaki Worked for Them”

  33. Enough Already

    Linda and Ruby,

    Thanks for all the info on Chris and Alison. I appreciate it!



    (David Miscavige S(my)COHB) Sue me leader of the church of scientology I KNOW you like it that way

    “From the beginning of his forays into the mysteries of the human mind and spirit, the founder of Scientology L. Ron Hubbard wished his findings to be integrated into existing fields of study, including psychiatry, psychology, biology, education and the healing arts.”\

    My thoughts EXACTLY

  35. Flexible Flyer

    re: historical perspective, my opinion

    Your taking someone who feels like a misfit (sorry for the word) in need of change and turning them into someone they know they should be by getting them to find their basic purpose–this is Clear. All of the lower levels also needed. In my opinion, Scientology is about the lower bridge (the one before the eighties). The person discovering for themselves what they should be doing, and so on. It works great, but is not the only way.

    It can save the world because these potentially brilliant, mis-developed middle and working class people were the ones, out of frustration, who were fooled into following psychopaths into utopian movements of the early 20th century that resulted in WW1 and 2, and scores of others. Not just in Europe, but in the US partly because of the worldwide depression.

    I paraphrase, “We don’t need any new orders, all the orders have been filled.”

  36. Bravo Marty. My hat’s off to you, again.

  37. Marty – You may already have heard / read this material but in case you haven’t, I think you will find a great deal of “disinfecting” information in it, not only to do with the C of S demise but in the wider realm of the society which is intent on creating conditions that reduce human / spiritual potential and personal freedom.

    The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America

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