Our old friend Terra Cognita weighs in on the pandemic…
I couldn’t help wondering about what Scientologists must be thinking about the Corona Virus.
L. Ron Hubbard wrote that the only reason a person gets sick is due his or her connection to an SP—a suppressive person. In laymen’s terms, SPs make up about two and half percent of the population and are the real baddies of the world. They’re masters at disguise (unless, of course, you’re a Scientologist and have the tech to identify them) and account for most of the misery on planet Earth.
LRH said that people connected to SPs were PTS—Potential Trouble Sources. PTS people get sick, have accidents, and do poorly in life. Except for not being productive and donating large sums of money to the church, little is more shameful to Scientologists than being PTS.
When LRH noticed that members of his flock were going PTS and getting sick without having been in contact with bona fide SPs, he invented the theory that people could become PTS by merely encountering someone or something in present time that subconsciously reminded them of a suppressive person in a past life.
Imagine, for example, Jane catching a cold after having been called out by her boss, Mr. Jade—who is normally a nice guy but was just having a bad day. Unfortunately for Jane, a part of her mind (per LRH, the “reactive mind”) thinks that Mr. Jade and Grand Inquisitor Skar—who lived one hundred and eighty-six million years ago in a galaxy far, far away—are the same person. So, Jane stubs her toe and starts sneezing. Which means the poor woman is now PTS. Without defining lots of Scientology words and citing scores of essays, LRH would say that Mr. Jade was not the true SP, but only a “restimulator” for the real suppressive, Grand Inquisitor Skar.
But wait, there’s more!
Hubbard also wrote that we’ve all lived for quadrillions of years. Some of our past lives may have lasted hundreds of years. Others, but one or two.
Let’s conservatively assume that in each of these trillions of lives, we were suppressed by just one, real SP. Not two or three or twenty, but just one. In other words, we went PTS to just one baddie per lifetime.
According to LRH, this means that each one of us is connected to trillions of suppressive persons. Not hundreds. Not millions. Not even billions. But trillions! Which is well over a thousand times more humans than are currently walking the world.
Being connected to that magnitude of SPs in present time, pretty much guarantees that every man, woman, and child on the planet is a “restimulator” for one of these past life bad-asses.
Unfortunately, all the inorganic and nonliving matter in each of these trillions and trillions of incidents in which we were suppressed are also triggers for making us go PTS. Basically, every person and every object in our present lives that we can see, hear, smell, taste, and feel remind us of one or more past associations with an SP.
From the moment we wake up in the morning until the moment we fall asleep at night, virtually everyone whom we come in connect with is not only similar to, but according to that part of our minds in charge of our “survival,” identical to one or more of these trillions of SPs dogging our every step. Everyone and everything from Jack and Jill to dogs and donuts has the potential to “key us in”—has the capacity to make us react poorly, and cause us to become sick and PTS.
Virtually everything in our present lives is a subconscious reminder of one or more of the trillions and trillions of past life incidents in which we were quashed, quelled, and quartered.
That is, if you believe L. Ron Hubbard—who assured us he had the tech to handle this type of suppression, and yet, died sick, addicted to drugs, and thoroughly PTS.
For a period in my life, I believed the man’s hype. Why I didn’t pull the string and take a closer look behind the logic and math of his “workable tech” is a topic for another post.
Still not Declared,
Terra, good article.
(We all come to this from different angles, so. . .) As I read you work through LRonTard’s verbiage, the thought occurs THIS is why people aren’t allowed to talk with others about how they understand his teaching.
His verbal diarrhea only works if you individually do the mental gymnastics and self-convince yourself that it’s true, but you’re just not advanced enough to be gaining the full understanding like those around you.
Florence, the coronavirus emergency does not stop the Scientology meeting: 8 reported (Google translation).
Original link: https://firenze.repubblica.it/cronaca/2020/03/25/news/firenze_l_emergenza_coronavirus_non_ferma_la_riunione_di_scientology_denunciati_in_8-252300529/
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The coronavirus emergency does not stop the meeting of a group linked to Scientology, the American organization founded by Ronald Hubbard : eight are thus reported for violating the Dpcm for fighting contagion. The group was discovered yesterday by the municipal police of Florence who today makes the circumstance known. It all started with a check in via Pistoiese, on the outskirts of Florence, when the police see two people in a car. They show self-certifications with displacement reasons that are not among the allowed ones. Both were, moreover, residents outside Florence, out of the ordinary. When asked for explanations, they said they were headed to a building of worship in the city to carry out activities related to the religion practiced. The municipal police then also checked the building indicated by the two of them and found that a Scientology meeting was taking place with six other people, including these out of the ordinary residents. So eight were reported.
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Fantastic! I hope they get it now. But I’m sure they think the “tech” will save them. Ugh… they’re so ridiculous.
Their sooper duper powerz won’t save them from contracting the virus. Duh.
Dead Men Tell No Tales Bill Straass says
Great post, Terra. I would like to add my own experience in this subject.
In 1989 I had a bleeding ulcer on the Freewinds, made worse by the fact that I am a hemophiliac and my blood does not clot nearly as fast as normal.
After spending a few weeks in the hospital receiving blood products( otherwise I would have been dead.
I eventually got back to post, but now my stomach was burning and it seemed certain to me that a repeat ulcer would occur, resulting in either myself bleeding to death or getting FBed out of the SO.
Suddenly I found myself getting a PTS rundown from the Snr C/S EU who happened to be on board. After an L and N for the SP in PT she asked ” Known before? ( This life).
This obviously read so we ran Quad Ruds and Overts on the terminal (who was on the Freewinds at the time. We ran some incident from Nazi Germany in 1938.
Ok, I am delusional. But that was 31 years ago and I have had no stomach trouble since.
LRH says that the only PTS condition that is serious and lasting and can cause a rollercoaster is when the PC has known this terminal before this life. This auditing clearly saved my life. But, don’t worry, the cult all but killed me later
Karen de la Carriere says
Terra Cognita ~~ it is possible that you ARE declared.
The SP declares are very much HIDDEN in locked cabinets in HCO and opened by the Ethics Officer to show ONLY on demand to very specific audiences.
YEARS after I had a vibrant YOUTUBE channel, I would get calls from ASHO asking if I had a spare room for a student coming in to town and Los Angeles Org asking me for $$$ for a Purif. The staff did not have a clue.
I could probably walk into my local org, present my name and they wouldn’t think to check if I had been declared (I was). I find that Scientology admin, outside of LA and Flag, is terribly disorganised and inefficient, ANZO in particular.
No longer involved and happy about it says
How can they be organized with the beyond slave labor $$$ money they earn for the output they are forced / coerced into giving. Like LRH said who I now believe to be a mad man in desperate need of his own auditing lists said “when you penalize up stats you get down stats…” Dedicated good Scientologist eventually all become victim to the true no win situation they originally gave their minds , body , & souls to
Isn’t it true that the CO$ doesn’t hand out written “declares” to ex-members for fear of bad PR?
Delcared SP says
Once you get your SP Declared, you know you won’t get any worse.
Italy: The stupidest evasions of March 25 — Eight for the Scientology meeting
Original link: https://www.lettera43.it/coronavirus-denunce-25-marzo/
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IN EIGHT FOR THE SCIENTOLOGY MEETING
Eight gathered in Florence to carry out Scientology- related activities and were reported. The group was discovered yesterday by the municipal police who are reporting the circumstance today. It all started with a check on a car with two people on board that the agents showed self-certifications with movement reasons that are not among those allowed. Furthermore, both are residents outside Florence , out of the ordinary. When asked for explanations, they would say that they were headed to a building of worship in the city to carry out activities related to the religion practiced . The municipal police then also carried out an inspection at the building of worship, where there was a meeting of Scientology with six other people, also these residents out of the ordinary. So eight were reported.
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Great! By now the entire police knows that these guys dont give a damn to the bans. And they will be put further more under watch. Let it be…
Why am I sooooooo not surprised? Rules, safety precautions in pandemics, etc., are for Wogs, not Scientologists!
An important message from The Aftermath Foundation.
Thanks Terra. If I had to use this reasoning with a convinced scientologist I am sure that I would create serious doubts. Laughing.
Now something can and MUST be done about it. Never before has this been the most suitable moment. It is obvious that DM did not want his Ignwb 88 to be made public. He says people are having a hysterical reaction to this pandemic. But how on earth can a leader say such bad shit? There are thousands of dead! Example, years ago on the freewinds there was a case of chicken pox. They dropped him off and hid him in a hotel without letting the port authorities know. This is how they act. This Ignw 88 pushes for the rules to be violated!
Now if anyone from the County Department of Health is reading this comment please take a closer look at scientology, it would help a lot to keep possible outbreaks under control. If not, they secretly move the infected to other places. They don’t care about health rules. They are only interested in stats.
Great article, Terra. When I was in I never bought in to the PTS theory. I went along with it but I never, in my “being”. of you’ll pardon the expression, truly believed it, as I believed other principles in Scientology. I’ve always been lucky with my physical health. Not lucky in other ways – pretty UNlucky in other ways, in fact, but super lucky with physical health. And I’ve encountered my share of Espees – the real deal – the 2 1/2 percenters. Evil. Some day I’ll share the details. Anyways, they didn’t make me physically sick. Strong immune system. Never get headaches, sleep like a top, can’t remember the last time I had a touch of the flu – maybe 6 years ago. When I lived in ____, an extremely impoverished 3rd world country, I went everywhere including the peasant markets which were full of beggars with all kinds of diseases – TB, malaria, God knows what else – I went shopping, ran errands, gave money to beggars, I mingled, never got anything. In my state now, we’re all in lockdown and I’m fine with it because with CV19 is highly contagious and one can be a carrier and yet be asymptomatic. I’m following all the rules. If I get it I’ll recover so I’m not worried about getting it. I’m worried about possibly passing it on to someone if I have it without symptoms. They’re still only testing people with definite symptoms. Getting sick I think all depends on a person’s physical immune system. Mental and emotional stress can tax the physical immune system. There are germs all around, all the time. SPs have never made me physically sick. But I’ll tell you this: lying -not little polite social lies, but LIVING a lie, would make me depressed and physically sick and maybe seriously so. THIS I absolutely know.
” I’m worried about possibly passing it on to someone if I have it without symptoms…”
Thank you so much, Aquamarine – those of us with compromised immune systems are so grateful for sensible people like you! I’m reminded of that stupid kid I saw on the news who refused to miss his Spring Break because, “I don’t care – if I get it I’ll recover.” Yeah, kid, and then you’ll go home and maybe give it to your Gramma, who…won’t.
This is the evil Scamology is currently perpetrating – may they rot.
Thank you for your very kind words to me.
Until there is testing for EVERYONE we won’t know the extent and the rate of contagion.
What can be measured can be contained is what Dr. Anthony Fauci says.
I listen to what he says.
Health has to come first.
And with this crazy CV19 thing, your health is my health and vice versa…we are ALL in this together!
From what I’m reading, this concept is slowly catching on.
Aqua. Right mental and emotional stress have the power of influencing the immune system somehow. And a lot depends on one’s immune system. But the right thing is just to follow the rules. This virus is a Sars not a simple flu. And it spreads fast.
I hear you. Boy, does it spread fast! Amazing.
There’s some truth to mind-body effects including placebo – typically, Hubbard took a kernel of truth and blew it out of proportion, into a grandiose and unrealistic doctrine.
Scientologists – and sadly, their children – have long suffered and even died because of extreme adherence to that aspect of Hubbard’s ideology. It’s typically been in dribs and drabs that rarely confronted true believers with the failure of their doctrines, though apparently for instance all the cancer deaths among the early OT8s shook the faith of some.
Relevant to the moment, it’s a reminder that while such things may be a small factor, they can’t be relied on as a saving grace, and we need to deal with the realities of the world we actually live in.
Cat W. says
Good post as always, Terra. I have a question I’ve asked a lot of times but never got a satisfactory answer. Maybe you can provide some insight?
All the energy of the observable universe was condensed in a very small space 13.8 billion years ago. This is uncontested. “In a very small space” is a bit misleading since space itself was super-condensed. Space-time, that is. Which brings me to my point. Time is a feature of space-time. It can be dilated and contracted. Physicists have to speculate about what that means at the Big Bang. What possible meaning can an earth-year hold under such conditions that all matter and energy within our 92-lightyears-in-diameter bubble was so compressed? What the heck do Scientologists think “trillions” or “quadrillions” of “years” ago can mean? Do they literally ignore all of modern cosmology to assert that Hubbard was correct, despite all evidence? If so, how can any of them be scientists or doctors — people with scientific training and education? It’s like the Piltdown man and humans evolving from clams ideas. Shouldn’t all Scientologists with a high-school science education balk at such claims? I’m not denying the effect of undue influence of cult leaders. I guess I just don’t understand why any Scientologist with even a rudimentary science education isn’t wrestling with such monstrous levels of cognitive dissonance that they pop all the way out of belief.
George M White says
Great post, Cat.
I have wondered about the same issue. Anyone who follows modern physics or even quantum physics can blow apart all of Hubbard’s Time Track theories. I concluded that Hubbard was simply that stupid and those who follow him rely on faith. I really mean it. Hubbard was that stupid. He thought he knew everything and that everyone else was dumb. When I listened to his tapes for years I was looking for his ultimate answers. I finally concluded that he was full of contradictions and went in circles. Seems to me he “discovered” the “engram” and just rode the assumption into the absurd. I ran all of the OT VIII implants over and over and over until my brain started to bleed. No OT powers. No insight.
Jeremy Gold says
Thanks, Cat. I’m not sure about the cosmology of it all, but you do make me wonder why some people are more susceptible to cognitive dissonance than other.
I’m embarrassed how long I accepted LRH without delving deeper into tech and policy of his that didn’t make sense, and that I subsequently made excuses for.
Bruce Ploetz says
Simples, Cat. The physical universe that started 13.8 billion years ago is just the latest of many. A “theta being”, or spirit, being non-material, can supposedly survive being squished to a pinpoint then exploding. No prob, Bob.
A lot of the cosmology that was around in the 30s when Hubbard was reading Scientific American to get SciFi plots included steady-state universes. He literally may never have heard of the “big bang”. Or might have just chuckled to himself about the folly of scientists who “weren’t actually there” like he was.
Somebody who was close to Hubbard told me he said something like “When they figure out the wavelength of gravity, let me know. They may finally be onto something.”
As far as Scientologists’ heads exploding from cognitive dissonance, we always just assumed that all would become clear and sensible after the highest OT levels. Maybe some of Hubbard’s “science” sounds a little odd, but who knows really. Science is always changing. Not really that important to the subject as long as the ego-stroking part works.
Ammo Alamo says
“Do they literally ignore all of modern cosmology to assert that Hubbard was correct, despite all evidence?”
That’s a good question for Tony Ortega’s “Ask a Scientologist” feature. Hubbard claimed to have visited many places in our cosmos and mythos, such as Venus, the Van Allen Belt, and Heaven. I doubt there are many in the church past or present who don’t have doubts about those claims to visit Venus and Heaven, at least. The Van Allen Belt? They might not know what that is, or where.
Jens TINGLEFF says
These are just tiny details. Those who stick around to become faithful victims of the mind-fuck perpetrated by theh criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology have learned to not think about much greater inconsistencies. Those who are born in literally never get to think complete chains of thought of their own, but stop all thoughts that would lead to critical ideas using the countless thought-stopping mental barriers built into the Co$ mind-fuck.
While I don’t think Hubbard had the talent to design the introductory materials on purpose to stop thought, I’m pretty sure he found, by trial and error, that a certain amount of confusion and a certain amount of thought-stopping would serve to lock in a small crowd, but lock them in good.
So, the short answer to your question is, that someone who stays in does not think like those of us who were never in. They never ask themselves the question “what if that is wrong and Hubbard was just plain mistaken?”
It is amazing with all that re-stimulation going on that most people are able to simply walk down the street without curling up into the fetal position with the horror of it all.
Hubbard was trying to turn everyone into paranoid hypochondriacs that only he could ‘save’ for a low low starting price of $25 for Book One.
Ammo Alamo says
The religion of Scientology gets busted for practicing religion! Hoooieeee!
“Officer we were just spiritually organizing central files, sending out mailers to people who have not been members in years, regging people by phone to donate money, and generally doing stuff our Source demands of us. You must understand that our COB and our Source demand that we keep our Holy Stats up, and Holy Thursday at Two, the time when we must report our Holy Stats, is fast approaching.”
There’s a rule now in place in Australia that churches have to close. I suspect that Scientology will ignore it. I’d love it if they got busted!
They will absolutely ignore it. We can take it right to the bank that they will ignore it.
In Sydney Australia, they are kicking 10 older staff members out of their accommodation onto the streets to fend for themselves as I type this. At least two are sea .org member unsure of the others. It appears the church, whoops I mean cult does not want any bad publicity should something happen and they contract COVID-19 due to them being in a higher risk group. Makes a mockery of their teachings!
Jane Doe 2 says
OMG Oz Girl, you should go to the news stations and get this story aired. The inhumanity of a CHURCH. This is news that will let the world know how the C of S treats its parishoners and old people.
How did you find that out? SO members wouldn’t live or work together. That’s a bit confusing.
One is my sibling. They lived in one location that CoS rented for them in Glebe (Sydney) with other Scientologist. Own bedrooms, shared kitchen and bathroom. I was told 10 older Scientologist have been impacted but don’t know if any other members lived there. I don’t think so but can’t confirm at this stage.
They are transferred by bus each day and worked at the Chatswood location which I understand to be the Australian headquarters. It sounds like their Australian living arrangements were similar to when they were based in Hollywood Los Angeles for many years.
That sounds odd. Is your sibling SO or Class V org staff, or even public? If they are SO, they would be housed at the Dundas facility. If public, they make their own way. So therefore I’m guessing he/she is Class V org staff, in the Sydney org in Castlereagh St. I haven’t heard of Class V orgs housing staff before. In my day, I had to house myself.
Chatswood is the AO (upper-level delivery org) and CLO (management org), in the one complex. I’m suspecting that you’ve not been a Scientologist, otherwise you might have known this. If so, congratulations! But it’s not so lucky for your sibling. If you’ve not been declared a Suppressive Person, could you look after them or support them in some way?
My mother is at Flag. She’s aged, and had some medical conditions. Because an aged staff member died on the premises, they immediately shipped all oldies to an aged-care facility. They’re callous bastards. I can’t look after her because I was declared suppressive, and she’s obeying the policy not to talk to me.
To clarify, I was Class V org staff, not SO.
To me the whole church is odd, and I am not a Scientologist so do not understand the structure etc, all I can go on is what I am told. Both have said they are Sea Org members but have some reasonably free time off on weekends even when in Hollywood which I couldn’t quite understand when I read other stories of sea org members.
I haven’t been declare an SP but have been wondering if that will come as some of my family have been somewhat vocal of our views. That is partly why I haven’t included their names here to help protect my sibling.
We can look after them to a certain degree, but it has been challenging times last year when we wondered if they were trying to take advantage of our mother and get her to sign over all her money. They have told us they will still be doing work for them whilst they are out of their CoS accommodation and having to relocate 100’s of kilometres away and outside of the church. They (my sibling and spouse) are so brainwashed they say they will never leave the church, and the church will do no wrong. They believe what they have been told and don’t see how poorly they are treated. So unfortunately we tend to question what is really going on. They have been in Scientology for over 30 years on staff and one is an OT9 and high up with auditing/ checking auditors. My sibling’s name I have seen on this blog site once or twice before. They have definitely been working at the Chatswood building.
So sad you cannot talk to your mum, that must be heart wrenching for you, and possibly for her too.
Mat Pesch says
Good point Terra. I always like your posts.
I Yawnalot says
Agreed, Terra’s cool.
Didn’t Hubbard also say somewhere a cold was always because of a “loss.” I’m just a confused, suppressive kind of misfit who once believed in a con man who specialized in contradictions. I also once believed the “truth will set you free.” That’s a load of crap and sits at the bottom of the crap in a Scios mind. Knowing the truth does squiddly – it’s what to do with it, may, if you’re a tough enough SOB, meter out some justice.
Aharon Friedman says
Shame on you Tera Cognita for entering logic into the world of Lafayette. He is senior to God, and is not bound by logic.
George M White says
Hubbard had probably the most distorted, screwed up version of Karma I have ever seen in my life. His lectures on the Overt/Motivator sequence and his idea of Goals Problems Mass (GPM) stretch the imagination to absurdity. I did a lot of research in the old days to figure out his mind. Hubbard just took his theoretical thetan idea and tried to form a past lives saga. Blavatsky would probably say he comes closest to esoteric Hinduism. In the end it turns out to be totally wrong. Even pure Buddhist Karma does not even come close to Scientology. Hubbard was working from mistranslated texts that were first translated in the 19th Century. Modern translations in the last 25 years after Hubbard’s death show that the ancient ideas of Karma were in time before the birth of the Buddha about 2,600 years ago. So Hubbard’s connections to Original Buddhism in his 1980 Student Briefing Lecture are total false and based on myth. Scientology is like a Court Case that simply falls apart when the true facts are revealed.
The way he conflated Eastern Religion, Satanism and Science Fiction just stuns me. The more I read here, the more obvious it becomes where he got his ideas from. The sheer salesmanship/mesmerizing nature he must have had in person has to have been a huge part of his success. That, and his ability to draw his adherents deeper into the mesmerizing web of hypnosis he wove.
You don’t have to look any further than that ‘tech squirrelling’ Defendant David Miscavige to find the real SP in $cientology.
Scientology followers in Florence violate gathering ban (Google translation) —
Original link: https://www.giornalettismo.com/scientology-firenze-coronavirus/
Yes! They violated the bans and some even came from neighboring regions. Now they have been reported by the police and perhaps must appear before a judge. Italy is increasing sanctions for those who violate the restrictions since we are the most affected country. And these idiots driven by the Ignw 88 try to make stats. Now the cult will end up targeted throughout Italy. They will be watched. They must not fear Covid 19. They must fear ‘Covid 88’.
Perhaps those Italian Scientologists were in there to read IGNW 88!
George M White says
Thank you for posting these. Scientology does not seem to care that they spread it
I would love to get a test just so I can know. I have no symptoms, feel totally fine. And I’m social distancing and following all the other precautions to the letter. But I’d still like to know if I’m an asymptomatic carrier! They ARE out there! But only people with symptoms are being tested – of necessity, and rightly so, because there aren’t enough tests.
These Clueless Clams flouting the rules and precautionary measures probably believe they are “out-creating” suppression. Meanwhile, they could be carriers without symptoms infecting each other and heaven knows how many others.
George M White says
We were warned today of fraudulent Corona Virus testing at home in Hillsborough County Florida.
They are scam artists. Hope you can find a legal test.
Thank you, George. In my state, no one is being tested unless they have definite symptoms. I have no symptoms at all and feel great. Our governor is doing his best to acquire enough tests for our states so that every resident here has a free test asap. This is so sensible. But he and as I understand a number of other governors of other blue states have been told by L’Orange that “the Federal Government is not a shipping clerk.” So our Gov is doing the best he can to keep his people safe and healthy. I trust him and I trust Dr. Anthony Fauci who neither prophesizes gloom and doom nor blows smoke based on his own wishful thinking. Fauci tells it like it is. Public health is his only game.