Chris Shelton Speaks

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Chris Shelton, who has posted here as Galactic Patrol for some time, sent me this article for publication.   It provides an interesting perspective on being a staff member and being in the SO. It may not be everyone's view, but it certainly aligns with much of what I experienced.   And I think it is a helpful addition to multiple viewpoints that are expressed here in an effort to make all data available to those who are interested.  I spent my entire adult life as a professional Scientology staff member. I started taking classes when I was 15 and joined staff at the age of 17. I joined the … [Read more...]

Cindy Temps

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  A message from a veteran Los Angeles Scientologist who was recently "declared" resulting in her children disconnecting from her. She is speaking out in the hope that it opens the eyes of others and helps bring the abuses of the RCS to an end.     "It is necessary to happiness of man, that he be mentally faithful to himself. Infidelity does not consist in believing, or in disbelieving; it consists of professing to believe what he does not believe." Thomas Paine     I have been under the radar for too long now. I will not compromise my integrity any longer. It is important for Independent … [Read more...]

Me and My Big Mouth: Food For Thought Chapter 2

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Ok, so my name is Ian Lee. Back on August 15th I wrote an article for Mike's blog. At the time I was in good standing and wanted to voice my opinions of some things that are happening within Scientology. You can and should read that article here before you continue. The specific reason I wrote it was that a friend of mine had posted a voicemail of a mutual friend of ours "disconnecting" from her. The practice which the church of Scientology denies exists. So I decided to put that assertion to a test. I was in good standing. I'm free to communicate. I'll say some stuff and see … [Read more...]

Ryan Hogarth Steps Forward

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The disintegration of the Radical Church in South Africa is rolling forward at a rapid clip. The Sea Org Missionaires sent to try and regain control of the train that left the station are doing their best imitation of kamikaze pilots as they head straight down and vertical in a spectacular suicide mission. Not only did they arrive with a bang and declare 18 prominent OTs and field Opinion Leaders (including the biggest supporters of the Ideal Orgs in South Africa) they are now conducting a witch hunt "Comm Ev" that is soliciting rumors and "declaring" the next round of those who are not in … [Read more...]

Wendy Bowman — of the “Joburg 18″ — Tells Her Story

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The South African Scientology field is being treated to some history lessons from some of its most illustrious members. While the church is busily trying to black PR the Joburg 18, they are simply sending out their stories.  Anyone with half a brain can read this and the letter from Gaye Corbett and know without a shadow of a doubt "This is no SP, in fact, if someone declared her and her husband they are either insane or a sociopath."  Thank you for standing tall Wendy and all the rest of the Joburg 18 and friends. There was an old term "Founding Scientologist" reserved for those who had … [Read more...]

Dror Center One Year Later

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Our Israeli Special Correspondent sent in this report. In light of events in Joburg, it seemed particularly appropriate to hear how things are going in Haifa.   It’s been a little over a year since Dror Center of Haifa, Israel left the Church of Scientology. Their departure in July 2012 made big news and was reported by Marty Rathbun and here. DrorCenter left ‘en masse’ following the ‘declare’ of Tami and Dani Lemberger, the founders of DrorCenter. Their story was covered in the media, by Tony Ortega and by the leading Israeli newspaper, Haaretz.  I visited the Dror Center and was greeted … [Read more...]

The Commandos Have Landed in Jobur

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Miscavige has sent the storm troopers to lower the boom in South Africa. The big question is whether the boom is going to crash right through the hull and sink his ship of fools down there. The newest post on the African Scientologists Getting Back in Comm blog is reproduced in full below. Long term CO Africa (Ken Kreiger) and CO CMO Africa (Alex Faust) are now cleaning dumpsters with toothbrushes in Clearwater and the new "Command Team" has taken over. It is going to be very interesting to see what happens over the next month as there are LOT more disaffected South Africans than the 18 … [Read more...]

Jim Fonda: Non Corporate Brand Real Scientology Is Available

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My name is Jim Fonda. I recently started auditing Solo NOTs, am having great wins, and wanted to acknowledge some of the people who helped make this happen. I certainly want others to have the same wins that I am having, so part of my purpose in writing this is to show others that it is possible to get standard tech and to get on with the next step of their bridge. I got into Scientology in spring of 1976 at Stevens Creek Mission. I learned about Scientology from my girlfriend (later wife), Mary-Ann Acosta (later Mary-Ann Fonda). She had been on the communications course in 1974, but quickly … [Read more...]

The Lions Roar in South Africa

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You have heard rumblings over the last year of dissent in the ranks of the faithful in South Africa. A number of prominent figures have become fed up with the abuses and constant begging for money. Meanwhile the orgs are clearly going nowhere. We have had reports from correspondents in South Africa about the dismal state of Joburg Org and then the flop that was Pretoria "Ideal Org" and the empty Kyalami Castle "the home of the new AO" and much more. There are plenty of commenters on this and other blogs from South Africa, some of whom are known and some remain pseudonymous to protect their … [Read more...]

Food For Thought

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This was sent to me for publication by a personal friend. I have not published anything quite like this on my blog before -- it is a declaration by someone who doesn't give his name (though anyone who knows him knows who he is and a lot of others will be able to figure it out). I think it is good food for thought. And I especially like his views of what a real friend is. I too know Dave and Sindy Fagen. Dave's write up of his story is probably the calmest, most intelligent and devastating indictment of the current state of the "church of scientology" that has yet been published. Read it … [Read more...]