Orders of Magnitude!
OMG 50 in 6 weeks.
With every level counting as 1 (so someone completing OT 1 and II counts as 2), this represents about 25 people (being charitable)… Or about 250 people moved up the Bridge to OT in a year.
And most of them are not even South Africans, they come from all over to take advantage of the cheap prices.
Africa will be OT…
Marketing Genius. Entrepreneur [sic] Giant…
If these people are SO good, how come scientology is failing SO badly?
Has nothing to do with graduates…
The “AO Mexico”
Something is happening it seems after many years, which is more than can be said for the “AO Canada.”
A “Closed briefing”
What’s so secret?
Translation. One person finished the Student Hat.
$100 to listen to these guys?
“Mike P” speaks…
So pay attention and do what he says. Because he has 3 commendations.
Probably trying to get some video footage for the next event.
Lance Miller is going to splain it to you…
Sure sounds religious….
It’s about $5600
Doesn’t seem like they have many? Or any? No name?
Scientology TR’s in the “secular” Narconon
Clear New York = Clear the Planet
That’s what they think?
They haven’t even Cleared 0.01% of NY in 75 years…
An update on the 10,000
Oh, can’t wait. They are SO close… (only 5 or so years to go).
And then the planet will be theirs!
Will they be surprised if they ever make this target that nothing changed?
Guess she isn’t busy at Flag delivering so they ship her off to give out cookies in LA.
Yeah, really must be empty at Flag…
Convention at the airport?
Is this so they can say “We are taking off”?
Bet this is packed out…
Remember when ASHO delivered the Briefing Course?
It’s all happening in Vancouver
Though they have to being people to their graduation to talk about the completions at AOLA?
What you see in “secular” NarCONon isn’t just TRs; it’s Objectives as well. Supposedly religious counselling when done in a “Church” but secular in a NarCONon? And around 3 times the price that the Kult charges you. I’m surprised that they’d publish a picture of CCH 3 (?) being done but this is the organisation that used to insist on Grades and Drug Rundowns being done before the NarCONon “program” was “complete.”
The stupidity is only surpassed by the arrogance.
Peggy L says
Marketing Genius. Entrepreneur [sic] Giant…
They made another typo – it’s entrepmanure, and a big pile of it.
“Entrepmanure”…love it, that’s clever!
Hip, hip, cosplay!
Last week I got to see Clearwater for the first time. The COS properties and staff were greater in number than I had imagined. It felt like walking around a creepy movie set. What a shame for the city.
Mary Kahn says
Such a shame. Gosh I hope the church gets taken down with RICO charges so their properties can be confiscated. At least I think that’s the case. That would be great to turn that Clearwater area into a boutique community right there on the water. It would be so great for the people of Clearwater.
“What to do if a person is not interested?”
Got to love that one – suggestion, the same thing you’ve always done. Tell lies.
I’ve got to ask.
The 1st “How to talk . . ” seminar you attend – how hyped are you when you leave?
The 10th “How to talk . . ” seminar – how hyped are you?
The 99th time – is it all internal talking to yourself saying “Yeah, sure” to every point being made?
What to do if someone is not interested? Ild say leave them alone and give them the respect they deserve – nobody likes being hounded on a topic that they dislike and if someone is not interested they shouldn’t be lecturing and attempting recruitment much like the Jahovas witnesses do. The thing about Scientology is that they take the negatives of all religions and do them all without providing the positives. They are greedy, they lie, they exploit people, they pray on the ones of weak of heart, if you need help they charge you (what kind of organisation charges you for help ? Ild say a business), they preach that they are the way and the truth except it will cost you a arm and a leg to know the truth. Doesn’t sound too much like a religion to me.
Straight from Sauce, The “Hole-Track” Boss:
“THE ONLY WAY YOU CAN CONTROL PEOPLE IS TO LIE TO THEM. You can write that down in your book in great big letters. The only way you can control anybody is to lie to them.”
L. Ron Hubbard, “Off the Time Track,” lecture of June 1952, excerpted in JOURNAL OF SCIENTOLOGY issue 18-G, reprinted in TECHNICAL VOLUMES OF DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY, vol. 1, p. 418
Free Minds, Free Hearts says
This is all so sad. I was at a conference in Sacramento last weekend and dropped by the Idle Morgue with a psychotherapist friend. First thing we noticed is a sign on the front door saying to use the side entrance. Hm, that is odd – such a lovely front door but can’t be used? It didn’t say where the side entrance was, so we turned towards the right and found it.
A nice elderly woman greeted us and had us sign in with our first names, took our temps. She confirmed they still spray and I reassured her that is not needed, Covid is not spread by touching surfaces. She looked flustered by that new concept. Since we were new, she said would get “Valerie” to help us.
The place was sparkling clean and sterile, totally empty but for us. Large video screens and benches to watch the movies all around, as you know if you have been in one of these idle morgues. Valerie was a very nice elderly woman but was sadly flummoxed because she couldn’t find the right intro movie to show us – she spun around slowly in a circle looking at all these giant screens but didn’t see an “Intro” movie. So instead she handed us some DVDs (I don’t have a DVD player anymore) and a booklet.
We complimented her on how nice and clean the place was. My friend asked some questions about their therapy and sadly again Valerie was flummoxed. They obviously don’t get a lot of people asking questions.
When we left, my friend said she had gotten a slight headache (residual from the spray maybe, or just the weirdness) and said it was just so creepy to be in there. But at least we gave them some stats – two visitors this week!
jim rowles says
Thanks for making the report.
On the ground confirmation of the true state of scientology.
Fred G. Haseney says
Re: $100 to listen to these guys? (Flag Workshop, 21 May 2023).
It took roughly two decades for scientologist Sean Clouden, one of the speakers of this upcoming event, to get fully indoctrinated… and then some. To top it off, he wrote a book about the importance of using a dictionary. Shades of L. Ron Hubbard.
Sean claims to be a “best-selling” author yet the reviews at Amazon for “The Power of Words: Unlock Your Ability to Learn and Do Anything,” aren’t necessarily in his (or Hubbard’s) favor.
Calling it snake oil, one reviewer from the U.S. gave it one star (out of 5), saying that Clouden “inserts full pages of Hubbard’s teachings” into the book. Other reviewers, most likely amongst scientology’s most fully indoctrinated, gushed at Clouden’s literary prose, declaring: “unbelievable and inspiring”; “a great start for better literacy”; “even Einstein agrees.”
A majority of the foreign reviewers of the book gave it bad reviews. One reviewer called it useless, adding that it should have been called “a tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.”
One reviewer proclaimed that the author is “a word connoisseur,” while another wrote that it’s “very poorly written.” The conflicting reviews don’t paint a very good picture for scientology (which is supposed to increase your abilites, isn’t it?): publication of the book occurred somewhere between Clouden’s completion of The Sunshine Rundown and his attestation to the “State of Clear.”
Miss Dutch says
Okay. I’ll need to scroll through again but upon first glance . . . . . . . NOTHING FROM COLUMBUS! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND NOTHING FROM NASHVILLE!
Wait. There hasn’t been anything from Nashville in seven years.
“There’s a sucker born every minute.” When that phase originated the Terrestrial population was 2 billion people. Now that the Terrestrial population is 8 billion people we can say that there’s a sucker born every 15 seconds.