The latest edition of the International Scientology News magazine arrived in my mailbox, and apart from the glossy puffery and fake stats, what was most remarkable was how many times they felt the need to show Miscavige’s face. Of course, he is the focus of the cover of the magazine supposedly celebrating the birthday of L. Ron Hubbard. His plastic smile and lacquered bouffant appear 16 more times -- with 4 of these full page glamor shots, as well as the back cover taken from behind him on stage. I would be embarrassed by this level of brown-nosing, but that is not an emotion felt by … [Read more...]
“How to Refuse Psychiatry”
This is quite surreal. Here is a scientologist, conducting a "seminar" in a scientology org, to attract interest in his services of "keeping people out of the hands of psychiatry." Like Lisa McPherson was kept out of the hands of psychiatry? There are two things about this that boggle the mind: First, every scientologist is required to sign an agreement in order to be allowed to take ANY services, that states they do NOT want to be in the hands of psychiatry and instead choose to undergo an introspection rundown. This is an excerpt from that agreement -- you can find a copy of the … [Read more...]
RB is taking an early summer vacation. For the next few weeks we will have a golden oldie. I decided to look back r the entry for this date 5 years ago. Could have been written today! The genius of RB... … [Read more...]
Late today, I had some other things happening and couldn't get this ready in time... It's BBQ time in Melbourne for no reason And not the sort of thetan BBQ held 75 million years ago... At least Chicago has a reason... And some mighty entertainment Let's test her abilities to communicate with anyone... Ever met an SP? Chan Man is back big time... And he has a magician with him New Era snagged him for a webinar I just don't get the appeal of this guy. If you have ever listened to one of his lectures (Tony … [Read more...]
What Do Your Ideal Org Donations Buy?
The obvious answer of course is "empty buildings," but I found the background of this shot interesting. These days, buying statuses in the IAS and "Ideal Org Program" has become the new "thing" - status in scientology used to be measured by OT level gained and before that by auditor training level. There has always been a heavy emphasis on attaining perceived superiority since the first days of Dianetics. These days status in scientology is attained through money, not training and auditing. The goofiness of stuff that passes for status in scientology is sometimes hard to fathom -- the … [Read more...]
Chat GPT on Psychiatry and Scientology/L. Ron Hubbard
My friend Phil Jones sent this to me. He received a copy of an email from "Psychbuster Extraordinaire" Ken Kramer. Ken thought it would be amusing to have ChatGPT do a takedown of psychiatry. Dear ChatGPT, "Can you write two pages or 800 words about psychiatry in the style of Mark Twain, scathing, humorous, cynical, ironic?" "Certainly! Here’s a scathing, humorous, cynical, and ironic piece about psychiatry in the style of Mark Twain:" Psychiatry: A Madhouse of Foolishness By ChatGPT May 21, 2023 I have had the misfortune of encountering a peculiar breed of … [Read more...]
How Many Super Power Completions Are There?
Donna Ferreira was formerly a Sea Org member at Golden Era production. She was in tape production as I recall, her husband, Marc ("Muff") was one of the original LRH AV technicians (his brother Craig was a guitarist in the Apollo Stars). It’s possible her husband is Craig, it’s one or the other for sure. Somehow she is still around. But what is interesting is that she has a number of her certificate: 3308 (I guess there is a chance it could be 8308, but for orders of magnitude purposes, the difference is insignificant). Super Power was released to the public in 2013 (they actually SOLD … [Read more...]
Blah Blah Blah Merch and More
In response to the demand by SPTV viewers on YouTube, there is now a store where you can order mugs, t-shirts, hoodies, mousepads and more... As time goes on, more items may be added if there is demand for them. If there is something you would like to see in the store, let me know in the comments. … [Read more...]
An auditor rally... Actually ANYONE is invited, friends, family and anyone who "want" to be auditors. Just trying to get some people in the door to reg at Flag. Starting the Cocoon Squad in Austin now Come for the food... Stay for the regges -- they will be there. A shot of "theta" at Brighton Theta being defined as the "secret to money" $50 for brunch??? I'd hit the Island Way Grill just over the causeway-- their mimosas are real, their selection of food blows this away, it's cheaper and there are no … [Read more...]