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Mark Shreffler Goes Indie on Indies Day

UPDATE 7/9/12:

Pancho and Squirrel

Greetings to everyone who is independent and even those who have not made the decision who yet struggle to be independent while still in the church  (good luck with that!).

This photo was taken the day after I made the decision and told everyone.  The power of coming out of Doubt for real!

This PIG is the biggest fish I have ever caught, and it was out of a small river where he was marauding the trout population.

I named him “SQUIRREL,” and I’m going back for more!

Thank you ALL for your wonderful acknowledgements and welcomes to this community!  I have been working on acknowledging you individually but only just became Cause over Answering on Blogs!

My own blog will be up in a day or two.

Love,

Shreff

I have been told by a number of Independent Scientologist friends that Mark Shreffler has been perhaps the most effective and productive advocate and promoter of the religion of Scientology in the United States over the past thirty years.  Two of those friends are Dani and Tami Lamberger who are making international waves of their own at the moment, see Israel Goes Independent.   Mark made an announcement on USA’s Independence Day, and I think it is only fitting that we publish it here on day one of the third annual Independent Scientologists weekend celebration.  Judging from the clarity and wisdom of this communication, I can see why Mark is renowned as such a wonderful communicator of truth. Mark, you are more than welcome here in the sunshine.  I am sure your ability and purpose will lead others to see the light. 
July 4, 2012For my Scientologist friends everywhere, good afternoon!Over 38 years of disseminating around the world and introducing many thousands of people to the miracles of Scientology, I have without a doubt established myself as a fan and a friend of LRH and the technologies he has developed for our benefit.  They offer salvation to anyone who honestly makes use of them.

I have recently gone through an extensive search for answers to troubling questions concerning the nature of various programs being forwarded by our church’s management.  These programs include the IAS, the “Ideal Org” project, the institution of “International Events” and a few other activities and anomalies for which I could find no support in policy and no answers at Flag.

I have learned that honest people do not squirrel, but squirrels need honest people to get away with it.  Honest people are more easily fooled and frequently generous.  Hence the very honest and helpful and generous congregation of the Church of Scientology has fallen victim to an operating basis that describes a very different church than the one I joined so many years ago.

It’s rather like discovering as an adult that your favorite pet when you were a child is actually a stuffed doll.  The first realization is not-issed, but as you continue to look you become more and more dumbfounded by the realization.

It used to be so alive!

I have awakened to the fact that many in our church today have lost their tongues and hide their notions that something is not right in our group.  Social personalities don’t like to accentuate the negative, and anti-socials rely on this fact!

Communication has become a crime unless it is along “company lines.”  There is the nagging presence of an outpoint yet unrevealed, and we have turned against each other as LRH said would happen in the presence of suppression.

The Doubt Formula today cannot be fully applied regarding these things because questions concerning intentions and activities and stats are treated like the spawn of the enemy, and one is not allowed to fully examine all sides of an issue. Full disclosure is a thing of bygone years.

To restore our group to it’s earlier glories – the 70’s and 80s when stats were going up –  requires a dramatic change of operating basis and a real and thorough examination of what is going on.

For starters, we have to STOP looking for leaders and START looking to LRH.

I am heartsick about these discoveries as I have many friends who match these sterling qualities of generosity and honesty and gullibility who yet do not perceive these foul winds and disturbing trends, and hence will be dumbstruck by my announcement:

I am hereby withdrawing my support from the current management of the Church of Scientology and from these programs they have created with no sanction from LRH or from the policies he wrote that form the very glue of our union as free beings.

I will henceforth be operating as an independent Scientologist in the field.

I welcome as friends anyone who wants to Keep Scientology Working and bring about the Aims of Scientology, and is a genuine friend of LRH.

And so forth…

Mark Shreffler
Disseminator at Large

Independence Day 2012

We send you our best wishes and we hope that you are enjoying the company of family and friends on America’s Independence Day.

As most of you know the annual Indies (Independent Scientologists) Day celebration is this coming Saturday and Sunday in Minnesota.  Stayed tuned here over the next few days for Independence news that will herald a trend that ushers in the end of the tyranny Indies have made such great sacrifices to effectuate.  While they certainly won’t grab the media attention that Miscavige’s latest public relations coup has, Katies Holmes Breaks Miscavige Shackles, the long-term effects of coming events will do more to loosen the tyrant’s grip on the free practice of Scientology than just about any events to date.

Those attending the Indies Day celebration will witness and participate in history making.  Remember, as you watch and participate, that these events were made possible by all you have done to date.  Keep in mind also that it will require unity of purpose and vigilance to overcome the reciprocal the tyranny has already begun to mount in response to the developments to which I allude.

I leave you with a quote from the forgotten US founding father, Thomas Paine, the most important US founder in my opinion – also in the opinion of 2nd US President John Adams by the way.   It is something that all Indies, Americans and world citizens should take to heart in these times:

These are the times that try men’s souls.  The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.  Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.  What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value.  Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM  should not be highly rated. 

Allender and Miscavige: Peas in a Botox, Roids Pod

Please see this.  It is a an utterly racist, xenophobic, sexist, political statement by David Miscavige and his dysfunctional Scientology Inc.

Now, I ask you, is the following a more accurate, rational, sane positioning for this fellow?  I won’t condemn you if you disagree.  Please express your true feeling on this one.  John Allender has perfectly snapped terminals with his demigod David Miscavige.

If you lack reality on the latter, go here and read, and I suggest it will make perfect sense:

What Is Wrong With Scientology?

“Courageous”?  “Hero”? :   https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2011/08/17/car-wash/

What Is Wrong With Scientology? Is Now Available

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Excerpt from Chapter Seven – Confessional:

 In this wise, a new moral code is imposed upon individuals, covertly and against their own determinisms.  It is exacerbated by repeated questioning about the individual’s failure to report on other Scientologists.  After a while, a corporate Scientologist modifies her behavior accordingly, in order to avoid more security checks.  She not only edits her own behavior and thoughts, she attempts to do the same with Scientologist friends and family members, so that she does not get into trouble for overlooking such transgressions of others.  Thus, a process that was originally intended to free a person from the self-imposed mental prison she has created by her own inability to live up to what she considers right and ethical conduct becomes reversed.  The preclear is instead forced to agree to a new mental prison, imposed by the organization based on what it decrees to be right or wrong.  In short, the process replaces a person’s native judgment with a new judgment of its own.  In practice, it is a dark and painful operation, making a person less self-determined and more other-determined.

    It seems that the only solution open to corporate Scientologists to cope and carry on within their culture is to become moralists.  Moralists who enforce on self and others morals which have been implanted.  If corporate Scientologists police their own conduct fastidiously enough, and interfere enough with the behavior and conduct of their fellows, they reckon they might be spared the cost, embarrassment and pain of being ordered to further batteries of security checks. In fact, that is the only behavior that does avoid continual, expensive, and degrading security checks in corporate Scientology.

    This is yet another example of Scientology Inc.’s  reversal of end product.  Confessional technology was developed with the purpose to help an individual recognize she is the cause of her own destiny – and it has a long history of realizing that purpose.  This priceless technology has been twisted and corrupted to the point where now the individual winds up with her destiny blueprinted and dictated by the church.

    These blueprints are enforced through a related – and now similarly corrupted – technology of Scientology: the technology of ethics.

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What Is Wrong With Scientology?

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Meet The Editors

The Virus That Killed Scientology Inc. 

Tempest in Taiwan

Verjanso Yang & Sarah Forster

Dear Friends,

There are innumerable times throughout history when people have felt compelled to gather, to protest, to comment on this thing called ‘Freedom’.  The year 2012 is thought to be the end of the world for some people and organizations but for us 2012 has been an amazing and wonderful year.  Through it’s trials we have come to question this concept of freedom and arrive at a conclusion that has left us in an awakened state of being.  Life has many blessings to offer and the realization as to the cause of our suppression as a Field Group and as individual beings has left us with expanded dynamics and the feeling of being free and cause.

I am a New OTV, a GAT Class V Auditor and Purif C/S and PTS Specialist.  Whilst a public of the AOSH ANZO I assisted this organization by doing A-J’s on more than 200 people, more than 50 peoples’ Objective Correction Lists as well as auditing Sea Org Members up the Bridge.   I am trained to handle all kinds of PTSness except Type III and I deliver people all the way from the Purif to Clear.  In fact, I am the first Taiwanese auditor to this day who can deliver from the Purif all the way to Clear.  I am the first Taiwanese Senior Minister that was ever made.  I was the first Taiwanese who co-audited to Clear.  I was the first person to go to China and make the first Clear in China.   And now I am the first highly trained Class V Taiwanese Auditor to publically depart.   For the following reasons this is a letter to all our friends but also an official statement of our resignation from the Church of Scientology.  This letter contains what we think about Freedom and Religion and is a discussion about our experiences which have led us to question things.  It is an open discussion of our concerns and what has ultimately led us to making the decision we have to leave the Church.  It is by no means an absolute on ‘how things are’ just an expression of our concerns and experiences.  

How strong should we hold our freedom? We of the Church Believe:  …that no agency less than God has the power to suspend or set aside these rights, overtly or covertly.

Last year we had our highest stats ever as a Field Group however last year we also encountered the most suppression.  We wrote KRs and communicated but in the end when nothing changed and patterns already established as a culture in the church repeated themselves we were forced to ask ourselves ‘who is reading our KRs?’.  The suppressive was one against which we could not defend ourselves.  This is not surprising when you consider that the biggest enemy is always the one that comes from within and that we as a group are forbidden from talking together in social circles about donation cycles, regging cycles and other taboos when they actually need the pressure of a whole group to change but this is considered talking to the “incorrect terminal” or “black PR”.     Finally we were forced to ask ourselves what is this thing called Freedom?  If a Class V, OTV who has helped hundreds of people is not someone who can be trusted to give you his experience who else is qualified to tell you this information?

After 4 months of thorough investigation we discovered that what I am about to tell you is just the tip of the iceberg but I believe you will have reality on what I am talking about.

The Church Creed says:  We of the Church Believe – That all men have inalienable         rights to their own religious practices and their performance.

This is violated, our freedom is violated when policy was and is violated again and again.  You will understand what I am talking about if you have been a Scientologist for some time.  The donation cycles, the financial irregularities, – I was paid only twice in six months of service for working full time and very long hours at a Scientology mission.  I have seen missions and orgs stealing pcs from one another and black PRing auditors in order to do so.  I KRed it and nothing changed.  Even when I finished my Class V auditor training and started my Field Group I continued to see the out-policy, out-tech things occurring.  In fact when I started my field group I discovered that Field Groups are the bottom of the food chain.  Arbitrary rules are imposed such as – ‘Field groups are forbidden to deliver the Purif’ even though there is no policy for it and LRH expressly says on the grade chart that we can.  This is my experience and this is the beginning of what caused me to question things.   I was, like most other Scientologists acting like a turtle.  I would see something wrong but because some of the tech works and for the sake of my ‘eternity’ I convinced myself that “it’s normal”.  I have come to realize that this attitude will lead to sacrificing my integrity and in turn any gains that I could have in life.  By sacrificing our integrity ‘for our eternity’ or for the so-called ‘greater good’ we in fact lose our integrity and ourselves.   We lose our freedom.

It is my personal belief and opinion that the letter written by Debbie Cook was a good explanation of what some of those off-policy things are.  I suggest that you read it.  Examine it.  Don’t be reasonable about it and don’t just believe what the Church management says without you personally examining the situation.  Come to your own decision about it.   Go to http://mrssmith.pixnet.net/blog/post/27973352    

The Church Creed says:  “We believe that the Laws of God forbid man  to destroy or reduce the survival of one’s companions”               

Isn’t it wrong to push someone into debt?  Doesn’t it violate LRH’s financial policy?   HCO PL 28 JAN 1965 , How to maintain credit standing and solvency   “Make it before you can spend it.”   This link is informative –  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLkZI2tm6cQ   If you are an OT reading this you will have reality on what I am about to say.  Instead of paying for our own and our family’s Bridge we are bombarded with requests from the IAS to donate.  In fact, when you attempt to leave these events staff members will stand in front of the door and obstruct your departure. Taiwan has become an easy touch for donations.  IAS Events that occur once a year in other countries happen a few times a year in Taiwan.  In fact, the first time the Freewinds Captain came on land to be in an event was in Taiwan.  That’s how much money Taiwan donates.

I believe no religion should ask or demand people to donate a particular and substantial sum of money to prove that they are part of that religion.   The average salary in Taiwan is approx. $1300.00AU per month meaning that the average Senior Scientologist who was not independently wealthy before coming into Scientology is now heavily in debt.  Many people are pushed to borrow money to go up the Bridge.  Some sell their houses, get loans, max their credit cards – do whatever is necessary.  Ask them who they borrowed the money from?  When do they expect they can pay it back?  It even goes to the extent that if you don’t know how to borrow money from friends or family the Reg will help you.  This is one ability you really do get from the Church.   If you don’t believe what I say ask your Clear and OT friends.

The Church Creed says:  “And we of the Church believe that the laws of God forbid Man  to destroy or enslave another’s soul.”

Enslavement occurs when a tech that was supposed to set people free is altered.  One piece of evidence can be seen at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jG9X0gEedDs.  When the Basics were released management told us that this was necessary because SPs had altered them.  And yet…at this time they were altered.  The PDC tapes are altered.  See the evidence at the above link.  This leads me to question what is going on.   That there have been alterations should not be doubted.  We have all been interested in keeping the tech pure and thought that this is what RTC was doing. Many of these alterations were highlighted in Debbie Cooks letter but the rest can be found on other places on the internet.

One of these that is of big concern is that these ‘6-month checks’ or ‘refreshers’ for OTVIIs that OTs spend thousands on every 6 months are actually out tech.   The reference for this is: “b. Pre-OTs in the area between the beginning of New OT VI (Solo NOTs Auditing Course) and the completion of New OT VII (Solo NOTs) may not receive any other auditing, with the exception of those services allowed in the No-Interference Area (between the start of New OT I and the completion of OT III) for pre-OTs who are stalled or moving slowly.  – LRH (HCOB 23 Dec 71RB, Solo Series 10RB, C/S Series 73RB The No-Interference Area Clarified and Reinforced, Subject Volume 1 [in the Tech Vols], page 252) Now as far as the part saying “…with the exception of those services allowed in the No-Interference Area (between the start of New OT I and the completion of OT III) for pre-OTs who are stalled or moving slowly” is concerned, the same bulletin lists, earlier, what actions are allowed for pre-OTs who are stalled or moving slowly. However, the section that lists those actions begins with a major qualifying statement before listing which actions are allowable.  I will quote the qualifying statement and the list of allowable actions: “Pre-OTs progressing well in the No-Interference Area should not be interfered with by Sec Checking or anything else.  However, when a pre-OT is stalled or moving slowly, any of the actions listed below, as appropriate, can be ordered by a qualified C/S….

  1. Nonaudited PTS handlings
  2. Confessionals and O/Ws
  3. The handling of postulates, considerations, attitudes, evil purposes or evil intentions (False Purpose Rundown)
  4. Service Fac handling (bracket method only, no R3RA)
  5. Disagreement Checks.

 – LRH (HCOB 23 Dec 71RB, Solo Series 10RB, C/S Series 73RB The No-Interference Area Clarified and Reinforced, Subject Volume 1 [in the Tech Vols], page 252)

So yes there are conditions under which someone on OT VII can receive a Sec Check.  However, that doesn’t meant that EVERY person on Solo NOTs has to receive Sec Checking every six month REGARDLESS of whether or not they are stalled or moving slowly or they are progressing well. This is again a huge violation of the HCOB.  Again this costs the Scientologist public thousands of dollars. The Church Creed says:  “We of the Church believe… That his survival depends upon himself and upon his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the Universe.”   How is brotherhood with the Universe achieved, freedom achieved in a system focused on statistics?   Due to the focus on statistics it is my experience that the staff are more interested in how fast you can finish the course rather than how much gain you have had or how much you can apply it in life.

Most Scientologists begin with their Ups and Downs in Life Course and how many are REALLY free from suppression at the end of it?  How many REALLY apply the tech and are REALLY free from suppression?  As a Field Auditor I often have mission public calling me and telling me their problems.  I ask them if they know the PTS tech.  I have been totally shocked when time after time I get the answer – what is PTS?  Or that you cannot be PTS to a social personality?   If they have MUs how did they pass the course?   You will definitely have had the experience that when you finish one course you are immediately regged for another.  It is a non-stop cycle.  Sometimes it takes one reg to convince you, sometimes more than one.

I have come to my own personal conclusion that there are people and staff members who are there to help, but the Church management is all about the money.  Most people say they got their wins from LRH tech but I never heard it’s from Church management.   My opinion is that at the bottom of all the out-policy actions and the culture of heavy regging there is a strong focus on money and statistics.   Why aren’t we given a report of where our donations go?  What is wrong with transparency? This is a quality of a free society.

The Church Creed says:  “That all men have inalienable rights to think freely, to talk freely, to write freely their own opinions and to counter or utter or write upon the opinions of others.”

I haven’t had the freedom to read whatever I want to read or say whatever I want to say.  I was heavily punished after a Sec Check because I watched the DVD ‘The Secret’.  The basis of the theory of the Secret was written over a 100 years ago.  LRH wasn’t even a baby when it was written and yet I was punished because it was ‘squirrel’.   I haven’t had the freedom to write what I think or to express myself.  According to those indoctrinated in this Scientology management culture whatever I say or whatever I think is ‘all because of my education in the Church’.  I cannot have my own opinion.  The reason I have come to this conclusion is that several times when I have expressed my opinion I have been told that it is a Scientology concept and so it is ‘mixing the tech’.  The people who say this of course have never actually word cleared the word ‘Tech’ in the dictionary.  The concept of Karma is not tech.  It is not even from Scientology.   So everything I say is not me it is Scientology.  In Taiwan we would say that this is just Korean – everything comes from them.   To continue to be in Scientology I would need to be careful of what I said and actually it would be better if I didn’t say anything at all.     Some of you will be aware that because of my blog I was able to directly and indirectly encourage 28 people onto Class V auditor training packages at the AOSH ANZO.  If you have been following my blog you will notice two of my blogs are now closed because the primary articles on it were ordered to be closed by OSA.  This was the result of a huge wrong target.  When we were being ‘handled’ our Scientology friend was told that ‘our comm lines were closed’ however when we called that OSA staff they would not come to the phone.   OSA has not done the job they were supposed to do.  Their job is to protect the OT data and keep the good reputation of Scientology and make the internet a safe environment for Scientology.  Instead what they have done is prevent Scientologists from talking about Scientology.

People who are by some considered ‘anti-Scientologists’ have free reign making it very difficult for the staff member to promote Scientology.   We have been told not to go on the internet to read that so-called ‘entheta news’.  It doesn’t matter that after OTIII we are supposed to be free from overwhelm or that we have the PTS tech.  That ‘entheta news’ is to a large degree many people talking about their experience in the Church and what happened to them.  The reason that this is largely unknown in Taiwan is that a lot of it is not translated into Chinese.   When we agree to not read other books, to only get our information from ‘acceptable and approved’ sources, which are only the Church, we are ‘obedient’.  We lose our ability to be free because we are not able to have access to all the information that is out there.  We are thus unable to make an informed decision based on all the facts for ourselves.  We need to be able to compare texts to be able to make an informed decision.  This restriction on our ability to inform ourselves is just obedience and control.   The church says ‘don’t look’ so you don’t look.  There is no difference between this and the book burning that has occurred in other countries at various times throughout history.   The church says ‘don’t question’ so you just don’t question.

What does LRH say about this? “I don’t expect auditors or Scientologists to instantly agree with  or seize upon whatever I say.  I would be offended if they did and would feel they weren’t a Free People. Since they are intelligent I expect them to think over what’s said, try it, and if  it’s good for them, use it. ”         PAB 79 ,10 April 1956 , The open channel

There is no LRH reference that says you shouldn’t read things from other sources.  This is an arbitrary and amounts to mind control that has been introduced.   The result is that we largely didn’t know what was happening all over the world.  Did you know all 8 of the Class XIIs personally trained by LRH have been declared SPs? https://markrathbun.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/ They were the only Class XIIs he personally trained and they are declared.  We are being kept ignorant when we live in an information access age.   Does that sound like an outpoint?    

The Church Creed says:   “And we of the Church believe that the laws of God forbid Man – To destroy his own kind.  To destroy the sanity of another.”

This is a matter of personal integrity.  There have been allegations and public statements made that there is a place called a Hole where members of the Sea Org are kept in extremely bad conditions and not aloud to leave.  There are other allegations where staff have been physically assaulted and bullied.  See the link   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Htn1PauZUYs There is no circumstance under which this would be acceptable.  No circumstance.  That is someone’s child, someone’s wife or husband, someone’s auditor.  Freedom cannot be bought through the slavery of others.  You can get more information about this from the internet.  I want to impress that these are as yet only allegations but they were stated in a court of law in Texas recently.   A person who says their purpose is to ‘clear the planet’ and then institutes something like this is both psychotic and disgusting.

The Church Creed says:  “We of the Church believe:  That all men have inalienable rights to their own lives.”

To a person who is not a Scientologist it seems so ridiculous why a person cannot leave the Church.  They don’t understand that people, friends and families will be forced to disconnect.  The practice of disconnection is in full use by church officials today, despite the policy being canceled by LRH more than 40 years ago.   See HCO PL 15 November 1968, “Cancellation of Disconnection”. When asked about it the Church denies that it happens.  But it does!   There is no reason that individual people need to agree to be suppressed by putting up with rules imposed by people who are not LRH.

Some of you will be aware that before I was in Scientology I took a course with another group.  It is not declared.  OSA has been fully aware of this group for over ten years.  The group holder’s ex-wife is even a Sea Org member indicating that obviously OSA doesn’t have a problem with that group.  It has been investigated several times by auditors and staff members over the years but it STILL has not been declared. To this day it is not declared. The founder of the group was previously a Scientologist but now uses methods that are not related to Scientology. However, the former members of this group have had their OT levels obstructed because of this.   Now we feel free!

LRH’s tech has helped my wife and I a lot over the years.  However, we have gone as far as we can in this group and our spiritual journey has taken us to the next level.  This has led to the expansion of our dynamics and discoveries of abilities that we didn’t know we had.   Your bridge is available outside.   Some of you might be thinking…but what about your public?  What about their OT levels?   There are auditors who are using the original LRH tech (LRH’s Org) outside and they can deliver all the way to OTVIII and the L’s run down.  Unfortunately, as far as I know I am the only one who can deliver PCs to Clear in Taiwan but your bridge is also available overseas.  It is not a small number of auditors and organizations.

I always have a stable datum in my mind which is that ‘if ethics is out the tech won’t go in” It’s comes from HCO PL 4 April 1972, ETHICS. According to this if there is an out-ethics situation and you decide to close your eyes to it you will not get the case gain that you should have.   I believe you have the same reality that when you see some OTs or Clears but you really didn’t see the product that they were suppose to be – people with financial problems, physical problems and marital problems.  This was my biggest question when I became more involved with the Church.

If you think you can have one eye open and one eye closed and just get what you want and escape the rest you won’t get what you came into Scientology to achieve. This attitude leads to a roller coaster.  This is PTS.  The worst part is that we pay a lot of money for that product.   If you have doubt on anything I have said you should investigate for yourself and not just rely on the church’s official statement.

Read the information that is out in the public domain, that way you can make an informed opinion.    

“What is true for you is what you have observed yourself.  And when you lose that you have lost everything.” Personal Integrity from Feb 1961 Ability magazine.  

Conclusion   We write this to clear the confusion of why we have left the Church.  According to personal integrity if I didn’t write this letter and tell you about this it would be our omission.  Writing this letter to you will mean that I will automatically be labeled an SP and you will be asked by the Church to disconnect from me.  You will be told to consider me an enemy.  To all my Scientology friends it has been a real pleasure to know you.  Some of you will remain in contact with me but some of you will not.  For those of you who will disconnect I hope you get your freedom under the Church and for those of you who choose to keep their personal integrity I will see you on the other side sooner or later.   This wave is starting and is getting bigger and is a huge tornado that is happening all over the world.  I don’t know the future of this religion, I can only suspect.  This letter is not going to tell you how this is going to end.  I write to you because this is how it is beginning.  This letter is something the Church doesn’t want you to see.  This is a message that religion should have freedom.  A religion without controls and a focus on money and where the suppression of freedom doesn’t occur is possible.  Where you go from there is a choice I leave to you.

Kind Regards,

Verjanso Yang & Sarah Forster

Dave Fagen Has Something To Say

Dave Fagen – My Side of the Story

My name is Dave Fagen. I was on staff for 25 years in theChicago org of the Church of Scientology. I fully left the church in March of 2010 and announced my resignation to church officials.

After I left, a few people had asked me to write up a declaration introducing myself as someone who had left the church with an explanation as to why, as many others have done. I didn’t know what I could offer that would be much different than what others have written, such as the abuses in the church and other stories.

Then a moment came where I realized that I had a lot of attention on what my former friends in the church were thinking as to why I had suddenly just up and left after 25 years. I never had a chance to explain it to any of them especially since, to my knowledge, not one of them wanted me to tell them.

But, I thought, maybe some of them do want to know. And maybe some who don’t want to know now, will want to know sometime in the future even if it is years down the line.

As I was going through my life after the C of S, I kept imagining what I would want my former acquaintances in the church to know about what happened when I left over two years ago and how it all went down, and why. It culminated in a moment where I decided that I had a purpose now to offer to them my side of the story.

And I wanted them to know everything that happened and every morsel of my reasoning.

So I decided to write this blog. It took me over a year, very part-time, to write it and polish it up. blog link:  Dave Fagen: My Side of the Story.

Though this story is specifically addressed to the people who knew me when I was in the church, anyone who is interested can read it and it is my hope that anybody who reads it can get something beneficial out of it.

I think that this story could possibly be helpful to anyone who doesn’t like what he or she sees going on in the church these days and may need someone else’s viewpoint. And this story definitely does have a viewpoint.

Or maybe if you know someone who is in the church and can’t make up their mind and is going through the usual cognitive dissonance, well, though this is only one person’s viewpoint, it certainly is a full and detailed one. So maybe you would like to refer him or her to my story.

Or if you are already out of the church, you may just find it interesting to get yet another viewpoint. I know for myself, I can’t get enough viewpoints on this whole thing and haven’t gotten sick of the stories after two years and don’t see that happening anytime soon.

My story as written is very long. I know that may be a turn-off for some. But there was nothing that I wrote in this blog that I felt was any less important to be made known to my former acquaintances and colleagues than anything else so I decided not to shorten it.

Instead I made it into sections with titles, so that in case you don’t want to read the whole thing, you can just pick out parts that interest you and read those.

“My Side of the Story” answers for me the question: “If I could talk to my former friends still in the Church of Scientology about why I left, what would I say exactly?”

 

Founder of Scientology Net Nanny

Windhorse mentioned the infamous Scientology Inc Net Nanny software in a comment to the last post.   The software was presented as a template to set Scientologists up on the goofy, retro ‘Scientologist’ networking site.  But,  it was embedded too with a program that would block those Scientologists from finding out anything about David Miscavige or church of Scientology from the internet at large.   In the event anyone had any doubts about whose brilliant idea that was, I present David Miscavige’s order to Commanding Officer CMO INT (Marc Yager – roughly equivalent to CEO of church of Scientology International).   

NET NANNY ORDER:

29 Dec 2000

TO: CO CMO INT
RE: GOLD ORG BOARD

[EXCERPT]

As for the Internet, I don’t know how a marketing unit could operate without the Internet these days. Everybody is into the security, which is fine. But they sell kiddy filters to stop naughty Gold staff members from going into porno sites. The other one is to just have an anti-entheta on Scientology filter. INCOMM could resolve that easily.

Marilyn Brewer

THIS IS MY COMING OUT STORY

Marilyn Brewer

 

 I got into Scientology in summer of 1971 at the mission in Phoenix, AZ.  This was shortly after high school, did a little college in Tucson, AZ, and continued at the mission in Tucson, AZ where I received Standard Dianetics, objectives and ARC Straightwire.

I eventually ended up at the newly formed “CC Phoenix” under Doreen Casey, the ED and the org was a Sea Org org.  Joined the Sea Org and was sent to LA to train as a Flag Rep for Phoenix.  I was kept in LA and became the D/FR ASHO Day (under Val Mazzafari and Ingeborg Steinberg the FR WUS).

Then I was transferred to Sacramento org as FR Sacramento until went to Flag (RONY, Relay Office NY) where Flag management was while CW was being put together.  We were in Queens along with Jill Carlstrom, Alan Buchanan, Diana Hubbard, Roger Barnes, David Light, Grumps (Ron Gablehouse) and Liz Gablehouse, and George Cuthbertson (our famous cook).

I arrived by bus to Clearwater Nov ’75 just in time for Christmas. I was then the FR EU/UK, Org Manager EU/UK, Management Aide (all in the Flag Bureaux). I did lots of missions to EU/UK.

In 1977 I was on OEC/FEBC training Flag with Mike Rinder, Jens Bogvad, Hank Laarhus, Joyce Colt with Chuck Beatty supervising. In 1981 set up WISE, then off  to St. Hill to set up SMI Int.

Back to LA in 1982.  June ’82 my husband Ed Brewer was killed in a car accident in the hills of Glendale, CA.  (Certain amount of mystery around that still. Church management did not tell all on this. )

After Ed died, I went back to SMI Int in LA.  (was gone for the time period when de-dinging got its start in the mission network).  As a result of being gone and not getting “tainted” by the de-dinging, when I returned I was sent to the mission holders conference in San Francisco as the SMI rep.  The story of this infamous conference has been covered a thousand times.  It was a massacre and in my opinion the beginning of the end of Scientology as we knew it.

Back in LA I did an eval to “sort out the Bridge”.  Due to the success of that eval I got pulled to Int as D/ED Int for Establishment.  (Marilyn omitted here that LRH was impressed by her eval on the bridge sort out and it was a wildly effective eval). At the time there were 4 people in Exec Strata, (ED Int-Guillaume Leserve, Jens Urshkov-D/ED Int Production, Peter Specker-Qual Exec Int and myself).  It was my job to man it up and get everyone hatted.  So I began the process.  It took me over a year to get all the posts filled but I did it with lots of missions out around the world.

One of the last posts to be filled was a major post turnover cycle that started at the mission level, progressed to and through a Cl IV org, to AOSHEU and finally arriving at Flag.  This turned into a 6 month job to get Freddie Hunsicker, the last person to fill the last post, properly replaced.  As soon as he arrived ED Int got prompt orders from Vicki Aznaran to turn Freddie over to man up CST. Guillaume landed more bricks on me.  I screamed and yelled it was “off policy”.  His response was “If we didn’t do it, then Vicki would take Jens Urshkov (our only real evaluator at the time).  My heart was broken and I just thought there was no way to enforce policy.

Then along came DM (David Miscavige).  Every week we had to write up a “Weekly Report” for our area to be forwarded to seniors ultimately landing with DM for final summary to LRH.  We as Int Execs never got to see the outgoing summary, but always saw the incoming letter from LRH.  I concluded by the responses coming in that LRH was being lied to by DM.  I concluded that based on the fact that LRH’s response did not fit “the scene” at Int Mgmt.  With only a single viewpoint to operate from, the multiple viewpoint system was lost.  The odds were not too good.  That was all in 1984.

Finally left the Sea Org because David Miscaviage kept coming down to see ED Int and telling him of certain celebrities 2D peccadilloes after he read reports and worksheets of these celebrities.  This was gross.

By the beginning of 1985, I was gone to Canada to see Ed’s family. Now out of the SO  I stayed 2 years then came back to the states, ending up in Portland, OR with a large Scientology field.  I went back to med school, only this time for Chinese Medicine/ Acupuncture.  I just celebrated my 20th year reunion last year since graduating. I have been a practicing acupuncturist/Chinese herbalist and Dr. of Chinese Medicine for that period of time.

When landing in Portland I got back on lines at CC Ptld.  (Too much story to go into)  Mid 90s was ready for some L’s and took off to Flag for L11/12.  I was training as an auditor at Ptld when along came GAT.  I was at the end of the rope.  I slowly drifted away and moved back to Phoenix to be closer to family.

Closer to PT in 2009 I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  I became an Indie (in my mind, unofficially) but due to all the time devoted from me to fight this, I didn’t need any outside distractions.  So now my fight is nearly up and I have nothing to lose and wanted to officialize my Indie status.

Last year I found out that Tom Martiniano (who I hadn’t known before) and Linda McCarthy were in Phoenix.  I was so thrilled to meet up again, especially Linda because we were roomies back in the early days at the FH (Fort Harrison hotel, at Flag in Clearwater).  She has always been a good friend – but now she is a sister to me.  Tom is my fantastic auditor.  I don’t know if you can imagine someone with a heart so big to do all that was necessary on me to get me onto NOTs.  We had planned to do a 3-way round robin on NOTS, but it didn’t work out on my end….but no worries because Hayden James and Lucy have picked up the slack.

I’m telling you all of this now because in the RCS I would never have had the opportunity to receive this auditing.  As usual when you apply standard tech you get amazing results.  I would have awful pain and go into session only to come out with no pain.  After many months with Tom, it really is a miracle:  I have no pain.  My nurses and even my family can’t believe it. And while the cancer is not cured this lifetime, I’m 100% sure that I will never see the likes of breast cancer ever again.  Tom and Linda were there for me on more than one occasion to pull me out of some real rough situations.  Tom and I finished a few weeks ago and I’m spiritually in the best place I’ve ever been.  This current body has a lot of difficulty breathing and so it will be cast away for new shiny model.  I’m looking very forward to it and plan to be heading to Italy and wine country!  If you have any suggestions, let me know.

It’s been such an honor and pleasure to hear the stories of the ex-SO/RCSers; both Indies and non-Indies alike.  Old kindred spirits.  I thank you all in advance for the fabulous support and until the next time… Bon Voyage.

Marilyn Brewer

OT III

OEC/DSEC

Cl II

SO Mgmt 11 yrs

Special kiss to Alex Castillo, my buddy

Open Letter to Tom Cruise

References:

David Miscavige Violates Tom Cruise’s Confessional

You Were Put On Notice in August 2009

Your Good Name Was Invoked in the Worst Kind Of Bullying

Tom,

As the recent email cycle below between a National Enquirer ‘journalist’ and myself clearly demonstrates, you have nothing to fear from me or the independent Scientologist community.  As a matter of well-demonstrated fact, we have your back.  As the referenced posts above clearly demonstrate you have every reason to continue to distance yourself from Miscavige (any perceived ‘leadership’ abilities notwithstanding) and corporate Scientology.  In case you hadn’t noticed I share your recently expressed claim of a distaste for bullies.  You too can do something effective about the one you and I helped to empower.

Marty

From: mark rathbun <mcrseabrook@yahoo.com>
To: “Robinson, Belinda” <brobinson@nationalenquirer.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: JOURNALIST interested in interview…
Belinda,
     Thanks, but no thanks.
Marty

From: “Robinson, Belinda” <brobinson@nationalenquirer.com>
To: mark rathbun <mcrseabrook@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 3:12 PM
Subject: RE: JOURNALIST interested in interview…
Hi Marty,
Thanks for your reply.
My editor however wants you to know that The Enquirer is prepared to pay you at least $20,000 [twenty thousand]
for some of the confessional stuff you got from Tom Cruise. In addition, we would promote your new book, and a major Enquirer cover story about it would likely bring a flood of offers from publishers.At the very least, will you grant me the opportunity to come and interview you in Texas about as much as you are prepared to say about Tom Cruise – including the same information you told The Independent.I look forward to hopefully coming out to see you.

Belinda Robinson
The National Enquirer
Reporter
646.935.6048 (office)
347.651.4492 (cell)
e-mail: brobinson@amilink.com<mailto:brobinson@amilink.com>

From: mark rathbun <mcrseabrook@yahoo.com>
To: “Robinson, Belinda” <brobinson@nationalenquirer.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 1:37 PM
Subject: Re: JOURNALIST interested in interview…
Belinda,
    No thanks.  I won’t ever disclose secrets confessed to me in auditing. Ever.
Marty

From: “Robinson, Belinda” <brobinson@nationalenquirer.com>
To: “mcrseabrook@yahoo.com” <mcrseabrook@yahoo.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:26 PM
Subject: JOURNALIST interested in interview…

Hi Marty,
I’m a reporter for The Enquirer in New York.
I got your e-mail address from Guy Adams, a journalist with The Independent in the UK.

I sent a letter to your ‘Bayshore Court, Ingleside on the Bay’ address via FedEx yesterday, which I hope that you have received.

However, in case you didn’t get that letter, I wanted to touch base with you to let you know we’re interested in your story about your time as Inspector General for the Church of Scientology.

We are truly fascinated by your time at the helm of this organization and would like to interview you specifically about what you may know about Tom Cruise and his secrets — as you performed auditing on him.

We would like to offer you compensation for an on-the-record interview about any of Tom’s secrets, which you, and no one else knows.

If you’d like, we can also work with you if you do not want to put your name to the story but will still give us some information on Tom Cruise.

Please feel free to get in contact with me by phone or e-mail: 646.935.6048 or  brobinson@amilink.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best regards.

Belinda Robinson
The National Enquirer
Reporter
646.935.6048 (office)
347.651.4492 (cell)
e-mail: brobinson@amilink.com<mailto:brobinson@amilink.com>

Update: 5/18 a.m.: Fishbowl LA coverage

Idle Buffalo Scientology Organization

In November 2002 David Miscavige unveiled his first showcase Idle Org in Buffalo, New York.  Appended below is Miscavige’s order issued just prior to Buffalo’s grand opening to ensure the place would be crawling with public and expanding for the whole world to see.

Did anybody from Int ever notice the ‘hey-you’ character of most of Miscavige’s orders?  Notice the recipient (Int Landlord) of this order. He might as well have issued the order to the groundskeeper at Celebrity Center.  See after the Miscavige order evidence of the result. Nearly ten years later, a photo of the Buffalo Idle org taken just last week by an indie who happened to be visiting that city and stopped by to check out the original showcase.

25 OCT 2002

TO: INT LANDLORD

RE: BUFFALO ORG

Add to that Internet marketing which would then be flooded right down to the local orgs resulting in central marketing campaigns, collecting up names at CMU, which are then smashed down the lines to all orgs while local orgs do their own central marketing and start driving people in on their basic services.

 

UPDATE 5/16:  See this interesting, and confirmatory, posting on an unrelated blog about the Buffalo organization posted as a comment to this blog post: Chris and Luke at Buffalo Org.

ps: don’t forget to keep Izhar informed of Idle Org proofs you come across at, http://idleorgs.com/