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Claire Headley Takes Us OT! Here We Go with Scientology’s Operating Thetan Level ONE!

OT1LRHClaire Headley is taking us on our journey to train as Scientologists. She and her husband Marc were Sea Org workers who escaped from Scientology’s International Base in 2005. She spent years working with Scientology’s “tech,” and was trusted to oversee the auditing of Tom Cruise. Go here to see the first part in this series.

Well, this is it. We’re finally plunging into Scientology’s “Operating Thetan” levels after Claire Headley has taken us all the way up the Bridge to Total Freedom. Claire, we’re very excited about this. You’ve explained to us that the anticipation of Scientology’s superhuman secrets — finally revealed on the OT levels — is what keeps people in for years, toiling away at repetitive tasks that can seem ridiculous in the extreme. But now, we’re finally here!

CLAIRE: Well, cool your jets. We have one final step before we can plunge into OT 1 itself — and that’s “OT Eligibility.”

THE BUNKER: Say what?

Up_The_BridgeCLAIRE: It’s basically another “sec check” — an interrogation — and it’s like the False Purpose Rundown that we’ve done before. But in this case, it’s an investigation so that a Knowledge Report (KR) can be written up, and then an ethics officer goes through it in detail to see what you’ve confessed to — and then handles everything that came up in the KR. It’s got to be done before you can be approved to start the OT levels.

Also, a review is run to make sure you’ve done all the grade levels in full, and that your case supervisor has signed off on them. Your ethics have to be acceptable, and you have to prove that you’re an active and participating Scientologist.

Here’s a good example of the last point. My mother was in the Sea Org and left. So although she remained an active Scientologist, she had the nasty label of “ex-Sea Org.” This meant she was not allowed to work at any Scientology organization, and she had an unperson stigma attached to her.

Well, when I joined the Sea Org she was just completing her Solo auditor course.

She told me a few years into my SO career that the only reason her OT Eligibility was approved was because I was in the Sea Org and, by that time, I was positioned at Gold.

THE BUNKER: So she lost her unperson status and got to do the OTs because your service at Gold rubbed off on her.

CLAIRE: Something like that. So after your sec check and the review of your various qualifications, then you still have to get a CSW (Completed Staff Work) signed off by a whole slew of people, including a representative of the Religious Technology Center (RTC).

THE BUNKER: That’s the Scientology entity run by chairman of the board David Miscavige, and is nominally in control of the organization. (As Denise Brennan explained to us recently, it’s really the Sea Org — with Miscavige as its captain — that runs Scientology from top to bottom.)

CLAIRE: Now, my personal experience with OT 1 was different than your average “public” Scientologist because I was Sea Org staff at the Hemet base. So I did the OT levels there, and I didn’t have to pay for expensive accommodations at Flag or AO in Los Angeles like publics would have to.

When I did OT 1, the Advanced Course room at the base was in a single-wide trailer out at the Old Gilman House (OGH), a location which was a kind of no-man’s land.

THE BUNKER: That doesn’t sound very spiritually rewarding.

CLAIRE: Yeah, there’s nothing like doing the OT levels out where all the people who wanted to leave or were being punished were kept in unperson status.

THE BUNKER: OGH was sort of The Hole before The Hole itself was invented in 2004.

CLAIRE: Exactly. So, in that environment, I wasn’t really expecting to have my socks blown off by OT 1. I expected that it was a level where you got your feet wet as a Solo Auditor, you got oriented and demonstrated that you could audit yourself successfully to a result — to a floating needle and to cognitions.

THE BUNKER: “Cognition” being a word that Scientologists use where we might say “epiphany” — a sudden realization.

CLAIRE: When it came to counting bodies, I went to the base muster, which at that time involved up to 800 people. I didn’t have any blinding cognition, and it wasn’t really an unusual sight for me to see a muster.

THE BUNKER: Well, let’s stop you there and explain to our readers what you mean by “counting bodies.” Ladies and gentlemen, the vaunted processes that L. Ron Hubbard came up with in 1968 for Operating Thetan Level One consist of several pages of drills spelled out in a handwritten document.

The first couple of pages instruct the subject how to get ready, with a list of the usual things Scientologists monitor to prepare for the experience. Then, the exercises begin.

In the name of “Fair Use,” we’re going to let you see Hubbard’s handwritten description of the initial exercise…

 
OT1LRHa

 
Your eyes are not deceiving you. After years of preparation and a quarter of a million dollars in fees by our count, here’s how the legendary Operating Thetan levels begin:

1. Walk around and count bodies until you have a cognition. Make a report saying how many you counted and your cognition.

After that exercise, there are twelve more somewhat like it.

While sitting outside somewhere, you will count “small female bodies,” you’ll observe a crowd, watch people “unobtrusively,” observe people walking toward you and away from you.

You’ll note things about your own body, you’ll note the way people are weighed down to the ground, and look for “importance” in them as they walk by.

You’ll even find a place with no people, and wait for a cognition.

And that’s it.

Claire, can you give us some idea of what a “cognition” would be like after going out to count people walking by?

CLAIRE: I’m afraid I’d be hard put to tell you what my cognition was right at that moment. Keep in mind, the programming was firmly in place by that point: you run the process, you have a cognition. I don’t think it even really much mattered what the “cognition” was.

THE BUNKER: Amazing. Well, by our 2001 price list, OT Eligibility is going to run us $9,831.25, and New OT 1 itself is $3,327.00

COST THIS WEEK: $13,158.25

TOTAL SO FAR: $262,133.25

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on November 4, 2013 at 07:00

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  • Aslansown

    I really think our votes are what’s really making sure that Leah is staying on! To quote Dodo:

    Please vote for Leah&Tony 1-800-868-3411 from every phone in your house on abc.com Twitter and FB!

  • Sibs

    I love Leah and I love her dancing, but based on the way she keeps not going home I’m beginning to wonder if all of us here have more votes than the people who are actually watching and voting for the “favorites” (well… aside from the huge chunk of people voting for Bill).

    • Aslansown

      I really think that’s it, and I’m really happy about it! I’d love to see her go as far as she can. She just seems happier and happier every week.

      • Sibs

        So does that mean the show’s audience has shrunk or there are a lot of people who read the Bunker regularly?
        (based on comment numbers on this and the DWTS forum I lurk at to see how other people are thinking, I would personally say both)

        • Aslansown

          I’m not really sure (I’ve never watched the show before). I’d say everybody here votes as many times as they can and any anti-scienos probably do the same. When I went to the DWTS forum a few weeks ago it seemed very anti-Leah — I hope that’s changed. I think some people don’t get her humor, for one thing.

          • Sibs

            Yeah, when I clicked out of the other forum the last comment I saw was somebody pissed that Leah didn’t go. Exact words: “Who is voting for Leah?!?”
            I mean, they seem happy with her improvement in her dances until it comes time for elimination and somebody else goes.

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          Uhm- ya’ll: Let’s keep in mind that this is a national network television broadcast. The week of Oct 28, DWTS had an audience of 13.28 million people.

          So, I’m thinking – as we approach 2,000 comments for today – that our votes help, but more than a teeny, tiny …

          What I *do think helps* more than anything, is the ‘psychic energy’ – the soul, the spirit, the love and hope – that the Bunkers votes represent, which puts out enormous intention into the universe. And *that* helps Leah. And touches her (somehow) personally.

          (imo)

          • Sibs

            That’s why I vote for her every week. Besides, isn’t that what the show is supposed to be about? Not just a dancing competition.

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              Me too, Sibs! That’s why I vote for her, too, every week on my 3 different phone #s 🙂

    • ThetaBara

      I’m watching AND voting! 😉

    • Snippy_X

      “based on the way she keeps not going home” I’d lean more toward saying she’s working her ass off and the improvement shows, every week. I think our votes might have saved her one week, the rest she earned. She also has a special presence on the dance floor that gives her a nudge.

  • HelluvaHoax!

    “Walk around and count bodies until you have a cognition. Make a report saying how many you counted and your cognition.”

    Nota Bene: This is advanced level, HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL scripture.

    How confidential?

    If a person on OT I dared to reveal this top secret “command” they would be declared SP and targeted for disconnection and destruction.

    On the other hand, if Hubbard had, instead, included the identical command in a new-Scientologist pack of “Objective Processes” it would be considered a big win if the command was widely disseminated.

    It’s Scientology. It doesn’t have to make sense.

    • DodoTheLaser

      ^^^ HH! is in da house!!! <3

      • DodoTheLaser

        Oh, and only 5,470 replies and 436, 402 views.
        No fake stats here brothers and sisters!

      • AsthmaticDwarf

        Oh! HelluvaHoax! – terrific!!
        Just a taste of what is @ “Top 100 Stupid Moments in Scientology”

        • DodoTheLaser

          Exacta fucking mundo!

        • Raynor

          Nice!

    • AsthmaticDwarf

      From HelluvaHoax!’s Website. A 3 minute video “preview” of scientology inc’s CD/Album, “The Road to Freedom.” – A must see, for anyone interested in the Hubbtard’s *talent* (or massive lack thereof) in the field of lyric writing, record production, and singing. *Not* to be believed: The Awfulness !!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGNHa8IH91k#t=19

      • DodoTheLaser

        Oh gawd! The horror and the lulz!!!

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          Dude- this is *a must see* !!
          The HORROR is RIGHT !!!
          THERE IS NOTHING WORSE IN ENTERTAINMENT HISTORY THAN THIS !!!

      • edge

        This album is actually very informational, as it gives some very important data about Scientology and Hubbard.
        1. Hubbard overestimates his own abilities at singing, writing, composing, and by extension, everything else he does
        2. He surrounded himself with nothing but brainwashed yes-men. Anyone with a clue would’ve called him out on this BS.

        • Raynor

          It truly makes your ears bleed.

        • Semper Phi

          Julia Migenes-Johnson was an internationally acclaimed opera singer. How she could go from singing Bizet to Hubbard’s dreck and not want to rip out her vocal chords is an indication of her level of brainwashing. And doing her number with Chick Corea! Sweet Jesus.

        • OrangySky

          Someone over at ESMB – I can’t recall who, or the link, dammit! – wrote a multi-part exposé of Hubbard’s micro-managing of his “recording career” – how he had minions running all over Hollywood trying to “outsmart” the record executives; how Hubbard’s great invention “clearsound” was anything but, how Hubbard was convinced everyone else was wrong and he was right, in a business he knew nothing about but figured he could run better with his own “tech” – incredibly revealing about his narcissism and yes, his stupidity.

      • tetloj

        Hoaxy has a website? Where? Where?

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          I mistakenly popped over to YouTube to get the URL of the video off their site. Hoaxie’s I lost. But- do ask DodoTheLaser. He has it. !!

  • SandiCorrena

    Amazon just emailed me that my review of Abuse At The Top helped another customer!! <3

    • DodoTheLaser

      Thank you, Sandi!
      They did the same thing re my reviews of Blown For Good and The Church Of Fear! <3

      • SandiCorrena

        It feels good to give just a little bit back, even if it’s just a little review that encourages someone to make a purchase, to these brave people who bear it all in their books trying to help all of us!

        Edit: Dodo name a few of your faves-I’ve read 7 so far-since I need to pick a new one pretty soon….

        • DodoTheLaser

          1. Counterfeit Dreams
          2. Blown For Good
          3. Going Clear
          4. Madman or Messiah
          5. A Piece Of A Blue Sky
          6. The Church Of Fear

          There lots more, but I’ve yet to read them.

          • Eclipse-girl

            I liked Bare Faced Messiah

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              L. Ron Hubbard, Messiah or Madman?, first published in 1987 by Lyle Stuart Inc., is a posthumous biography of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard written primarily by author Bent Corydon, which makes extensive use of interviews he conducted with Hubbard’s son, who had by that time taken to calling himself Ronald DeWolf. Though originally published by Lyle Stuart Inc., the book was re-issued in a paperback edition on July 25, 1992 and a hardcover edition in October 1995, both by publisher Barricade Books. The 1995 edition also featured author Brian Ambry as principal researcher.

            • DodoTheLaser

              I confuse them too. They both worth a read.

            • OrangySky

              Bare Faced Messiah, like Blue Sky, is meticulously researched. I think Miller spent something like three years on it?

            • Eclipse-girl

              It certainly has the references and footnotes. I think it is good to understand who hubbard was, and that he created grandiose lies about his life

          • AsthmaticDwarf

            Beyond Belief: My Secret Life Inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape by Jenna Miscavige Hill and Lisa Pulitzer

            SCIENTOLOGY – ABUSE AT THE TOP by Amy Scobee

            • DodoTheLaser

              I have it. Didn’t read yet, but it feels like I did… Just so very sad.

            • Eclipse-girl

              it is sad. I have so far only read Marc’s , Jenna’s, and Russ Miller’s books. I need to take a break or it gets overwhelming.

              I do recommend Jenna’s so that you can get an idea of what it is like for children in one era of the damned cults history.

            • SandiCorrena

              I read three back to back; I was down for a good week! Now I take a break….wise!

          • AsthmaticDwarf

            A Queer and Pleasant Danger: The true story of a nice Jewish boy who joins the Church of Scientology, and leaves… by Kate Bornstein

            • DodoTheLaser

              Oh yeah! It is a great book! Thank you!

            • OrangySky

              LOVED Kate’s book – it’s really special and a very fast read.

          • SandiCorrena

            #4 Madman or Messiah it is!! I’ve read the rest! TY!!

          • AsthmaticDwarf

            The Church of Fear: Inside The Weird World of Scientology by John Sweeney

            • DodoTheLaser

              The Complex: An Insider Exposes the Covert World of the Church of Scientology
              by John Duignan

            • aurora50

              …his YouTubes are very poignant, also.

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              Deceived (One Woman’s stand against the Church of Scientology.) by Bonnie Woods

            • DodoTheLaser

              First time I hear about this book. Thank you!

            • OrangySky

              This one is hard to find.

            • jeff

              You can order it on Amazon. It’s my favorite that I’ve read so far. It really gives insight as to how they recruit and how they keep you in.

          • AsthmaticDwarf

            Leaving Scientology: A Practical Guide to Escape and Recovery by Jefferson Hawkins

            Have You Told All?: Inside My Time with Narconon and Scientology by Lucas A. Catton

            • Tory Christman

              Counterfeit Dreams by Jefferson Hawkins, too.

          • AsthmaticDwarf

            The Mind Benders By Cyril Vosper

            • OrangySky

              Thanks for this rec, AD – it’s one I haven’t read but have heard much about.

          • Tory Christman

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKOW3s41DOg&feature=c4-overview&list=UU__gcXYVQlmVocNLZykibUw
            You mentioned some, DodoTheLaser….and I’d just made this video and part of it
            is showing *some* of the many books that came out after the arrival of Anonymous, in 2008.
            Love to ALL 🙂 Tory/Magoo

          • OrangySky

            Barefaced Messiah
            Inside Scientology
            Beyond Belief (Jenna’s book)

  • Sibs

    Um, bigger picture comment (since I wasn’t on my laptop early this morning and I am now and it’s come up again):

    Can we all just take a deep breath for a moment? All of us? I’m not a fan of the tension and paranoia that keeps growing on these comment sections (also conflict really stresses me out more than usual. It’s a personal neurotic mental illness type thing). There are a couple of very obvious trolls who seem to like provoking arguments – they are very easily spotted by Scientology lingo, horrible grammar, and outright insults. But… it’s like we’re going 1950s here with all of us accusing each other for being trolls (just for saying the wrong thing or getting political). Isn’t that what we’re not supposed to do? Like MLT’s comment that SPF copied and pasted a short while ago (that I won’t copy and paste here because it’s long). It turns potential newcomers off and creates a lot of fear.

    Um. Yeah. That’s my ramble thing for the night. I really like you guys and I’m glad I started coming to this blog. Pleeeeease let’s all calm down and try to think rationally before we accuse someone else of being a troll or a sock.

    • Raynor

      Well said. And if we play nice, we will break 2000 comments without staying up too late! Great, funny, insightful day of comments in the bunker!

      • Bury_The_Nuts

        Are you gonna make me stay up to try to call 2000?
        =)

        • Sibs

          BTN, I thought you went to bed!

          • Bury_The_Nuts

            I can’t be trusted till my melatonin kicks in!

            • DodoTheLaser

              Hahahaha!!! <3

            • Raynor

              Hey, the latest thing is to take LOWER doses of melatonin…. supposedly less is more

        • aquaclara

          Hi, Bury! I will keep you up! Finish your glass of wine!
          Hope you’re good- Puppy-Clara sends his woofs to you! (We had fun, didn’t we?!)

        • Raynor

          Call what?

      • Straight Diet of Kerbango

        Raynor, my apologies about last night’s accusations. I was this biggest ass out of everyone. If
        you would be so magnanimous as to allow me an excuse, I took oxycodone last
        night. I rarely need ‘em, but when I do, they make me irritable and activated.
        An insomniac monster.

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          Raynor, I apologize. I was a bigger ass than StraightDofK, and I am sorry. I didn’t need oxycodone to be antagonistic- it comes naturally. Mea culpa.

          • sugarplumfairy

            See? That’s why I love it here.. We all get to take turns being asses..

            • AsthmaticDwarf

              🙂

          • Raynor

            No worries, I’m an ass too

            • DodoTheLaser

              So am I.

            • Raynor

              Well then birds of a feather in the late night together!

        • Raynor

          No prob, thanks

        • tetloj

          Dude – always let people know if you are posting under the influence – saves confusion =)

          • Straight Diet of Kerbango

            The effects seem subtle at the time so it’s easy to lose insight. Then I re-read the posts the next day and a feeling of shame washed over me. And then I realized how ridiculous some of my posts were and had a good laugh at myself.

            • tetloj

              As long as you can laugh at yourself!

      • ThetaBara

        IDK where this “breaking # of comments” became a thing, but it isn’t all good to everyone. Just FYI. Some of us want more meat than sauce.

        • Raynor

          I know. But it is good for Tony.

          • ThetaBara

            But, is it really? He’s never said so.
            Many seem to assume so, but others miss the days when there was more info and less fluff. I’m just saying.

            • Raynor

              I see what you are saying.

              2000 posts versus 200

              Yes. The old days at the Voice were precious. But exposure of Scientology has always been the key. So the more participants, the better.

              Yes, fluff and trolls come with the territory of more exposure.

    • noseinabk

      THANK YOU SIBS!!! I try to understand why some get so worked up about the trolls
      .(————————————————————-) <—-deleted comment so I don't get called a troll. 😉

    • If people didn’t feed the trolls the problem would be radically reduced. The trolls are going to be here, always, since that is one of the ways that the criminal organisation known as the “church” of $cientology responds to critical forums.

  • KJP in Portland

    Goodnight everyone. Take care of yourselves.

    • Eclipse-girl

      (((HUGS))) sleep well.

    • EnthralledObserver

      Night 🙂

    • SandiCorrena

      Good night!!!

    • sugarplumfairy

      Goodnight, KJP.. Sleep well and please remember.. co$ is a scourge.. I hope tomorrow will be a day when we only attack the enemy and not each other.. I’ll do my part.. promise..

    • Rita Gregory

      Hey KJP! Take a look at today’s post. The comment section has a couple of people who miss you and have apologized for the other night. Come back, you are missed!!!!!! (((HUGS)))
      http://tonyortega.org/2013/11/09/luis-garcia-responds-to-scientologys-arbitration-scheme/

    • Rita Gregory

      KJP my email is gregoryrita06 at (use the @ sign of course) gmail.com. Please email me. If you could like this post with your handle and not as a guest I can come back and edit my post to get my email addy off here. Miss you buddy. 🙁

      • Rita Gregory

        Leaving this up for 24hrs. Hope to hear from you.

    • Rita Gregory

      Leaving this addy up for 24hrs. Hope to hear from you.

  • Snippy_X

    Some news that is now buried under the comment pile: John P announced earlier he is starting a blog to compliment this one.

    http://www.johnpcapitalist.com/

    • DodoTheLaser

      Hell Yeah! Thanks, Snippy!

      • Snippy_X

        Yep – this is a significant new development. Almost forgot to pass it along to the night owl faction 🙂

        • DodoTheLaser

          John P is full of surprises. Also, this is comment #2000. Ha!

          • Snippy_X

            Well done, man!

            • DodoTheLaser

              Couldn’t do it without you!

          • Raynor

            The only thing that would surprise me about JohnP, would be if he failed to surprise me.

    • John P.

      Thanks for the kind words. The first post is an overview of my initial thoughts about what I want to do to add value but without duplicating the work that the usual places (including this one) already do so well.

      One thing I am trying to do is a “daily summary” to help people who get to the game a little late in the day due to jobs or other scheduling issues see the “best of the fringes of the Internet” without having to spend an hour or two reading comments. I just posted the first one. Try it here: http://www.johnpcapitalist.com/2013/11/scientology-today-november-4-2013/

      • Snippy_X

        This is great – it ought to make the good stuff so much more accessible. JP, the comment section isn’t working.

        • AsthmaticDwarf

          Really, SnipX ? I just left a comment over there no problemo. Hmm. Disqus.

          • Snippy_X

            I have NP here, but “over there” the comment box is missing and the comments display as one continuous unreadable stream of text. (?)

            • DodoTheLaser

              Go: http://www.johnpcapitalist.com/

              Scroll down slowly

              Look for # replies.

              Click

              Reply

            • Snippy_X

              Yeah but it looks like this, no formatting, no reply box.

            • DodoTheLaser

              It looks like this here: http://www.johnpcapitalist.com/

            • Snippy_X

              JP will get his people on it first thing in the morning, or I will have my people, oh wait, I don’t have any people. well, you know what I mean. Going on break now. 12 on, 12 off as they say in show biz…

            • DodoTheLaser

              May be it was a glitch, looks fine now.
              And don’t stress too much! 🙂

        • John P.

          There was some sort of site failure last night around 7:30 US Eastern Time. It was something at the hosting provider; I was out and the problem fixed itself by the time I got home. The logs of the software I can control (WordPress and a couple other things) didn’t show any problems.

          The photo below where the comments are in text-only format suggests that there was also a Disqus problem — comments in that format are generated by Disqus to embed on the page so search engines can crawl that text; the we see with the normal Disqus slick AJAX-y front end isn’t searchable because it’s dynamic. Disqus embeds the raw comments then changes the CSS to make them invisible when the AJAX user interface starts to execute. So if you are only seeing the raw comments, Disqus is stalled for some reason. An F5 to reload the page might cure it if it’s a temporary Disqus problem. If it persists, clearing your browser cache and restarting your browser session might do the trick.

      • OrangySky

        John P’s blog rocks – check it out! It’s off to a wonderful start!

  • Sibs

    Hey, fellow West Coast people, don’t forget to vote for Leah and Tony! (1-800-868-3411) I just did mine and now I think I’m off to give my back a rest.
    (also, YAY 2000 COMMENTS!)

    • DodoTheLaser

      I wonder what the next week dance is?
      So cool Leah is still on DWTS!
      Something tells me next week is going to be a blast!

  • indie8million

    Sorry to be off topic here but here’s a quick reminder for Leah’s
    dancing with the stars voting for tonight, Monday. Central/Mountain
    time, you have about 15 min left to vote. Pacific Coast, until 10 pm.
    I’m not sure about Hawaii.

    Here’s the online voting page: http://vote-e.abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/vote/season-17

    Also, here is the toll-free number to call for Leah’s team. You can
    call a lot of times. I think it’s 7 but it will tell you when you’ve
    reached your limit. You can call 7 times from every phone you have:
    8008683411 800 868 3411 Thanks, Bunkerites!

    • DodoTheLaser

      Do it good people.

    • whenpigsswim

      Thanks for the reminder Indie8. Just got my votes in!

      • indie8million

        Dodo the Laser and whenpigsswim – Thanks and you’re welcome. 🙂
        If we all set our phone alarms for Monday night at our own 8pm, we can all call (those who want to play this game) and vote online and keep this woman up there. She is the best example of how a person can expand if they leave. Good goin’, Leah! New friends abound!

    • Snippy_X

      Leah isn’t OT on Mondays!

  • DodoTheLaser

    Here is the second video from tonight’s performance on DWTS, if anyone is still awake:

    Brant & Leah – Rumba Dance Off – DWTS 17 Week 8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VZwVigFaiI

    And yes, Leah is safe for week 9!

    The Golden Age of Fringe rules!

    • Snippy_X

      Thanks Dodo, I didn’t want to pester you about it but I was curious to see her dance off.

      This is what Leah’s timing will be like next week:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcQVv4j6p1o

      • DodoTheLaser

        Hahahahhahahahahaaa!

        • Snippy_X

          Bruno would really go for this routine. He’d give them a 10 hehe 🙂

    • Snippy_X

      Yes agree with the judges. That other chic is all ego.

      • DodoTheLaser

        And little too mechanical.

    • ThetaBara

      Totally still awake – to see Leah and Tony won on SCORES!!!

    • Raynor

      Thanks for posting this

      • DodoTheLaser

        Very welcome!

  • Raynor

    OMG that cool “one other person is typing” upgrade almost makes me want to stop hating disqus!

    Almost…

    • DodoTheLaser

      Did you see me typing? Didn’t think so. Wait, you probably did.

      • Raynor

        I think you are on to something….. is this invasive tech without consent? Fascinating!

        • DodoTheLaser

          May be… Gotcha!

          • Raynor

            I totally saw you typing that.

            • DodoTheLaser

              Hell nah!! 🙂

            • Raynor

              LOL this is funny tech

            • DodoTheLaser

              Laughing myself!

          • Douglas D. Douglas

            Well, we may not know the sound of one hand clapping, but I now know what one other person typing looks like…

            • DodoTheLaser

              Quick, catch Tony Orlando typing, before The Raw Story catches it!

  • Douglas D. Douglas

    Just ended Dancing With the Stars here on the Left Coast. 24 votes for Leah and Tony here at the Douglas manse.

  • DodoTheLaser

    Message to those who are still trapped in their awful scientology “comfort” zone:

  • EnthralledObserver

    Right from the very first OT level one is supposed to be literally able to operate outside the limits of ones’ meat body… I heard LRonny claiming such in a vid someone posted yesterday… the one where he describes the levels… and yet Indies, along with $ci-bots deny that’s the aim. The mind boggles how they justify this crap to themselves.

  • EnthralledObserver

    Because the US has apparently set their clocks back an hour… do I have to wait an hour longer for the new story?

    • EnthralledObserver

      *sigh* It must be so…

  • Seannie5

    Happy Leah is through another week.
    She can sort of relax now though. Her goal was to not allow scientology the opportunity to tell it’s members that she ‘failed’. How can they say that knowing that their queen B Kirstie only made it to the final 8? She has ‘won’, and on top of that she is probably having the time of her life cutting through her fears and stresses (and losing lbs!)

    • L. C. Spencer

      Wait, Kirstie came in 2nd overall, didn’t she? But yeah, Leah has already won just by coming this far; she’s among the ‘serious’ contestants. And she looks amazing. AND something tells me Tony won’t drop her 🙂

      • Seannie5

        Oh she did? I didn’t watch but I thought I read somebody say she came in 8th place! Obviously not. Kirstie was dropped? LOL!

        • L. C. Spencer

          Yeah, Kirstie’s partner struggled and then collapsed under her weight, sending them both to the floor. It was amazing that she made it to second place after that. Pretty epic:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-SojqtBUKSE

          • Seannie5

            :O Oh man, that was embarrassing. I almost feel bad for her. Her partner looked as if he really hurt himself too.

            From what I have seen of Leah dancing, she wipes the floor with Kirstie

            • L. C. Spencer

              Yeah, he’s an acclaimed partner, really skillful, and he had to do major heroics to keep both of them from serious injury there.

              Know what else this screengrab made me notice? They gave Leah the same call-in number that Kirstie had when she was competing! HA.

        • Tony Ortega

          Kirstie was in two separate seasons. In the regular show, she was the seventh eliminated. But then there was a special program that had her back, and in that she came in second. I think Leah’s about equalled her in her first go-round, but I need to check on that.

          • Seannie5

            Oh I see! Thanks!

          • L. C. Spencer

            Oh lord, Tony, I had managed to repress those other episodes. Thank you sooooooo much for bringing it back…

  • koki

    have we learned something….

    Yes.

    first one is koki….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VuMdLm0ccU
    and BhfLRHsB.

    • noseinabk

      Awww, poor Koki.

    • sugarplumfairy

      I always liked your big hello from lrh’s Bulgravia.. And now that I know why you do it, I like it even more..

      So, Big hello to lrh’s Bulgravia!

      • Tony Ortega

        There’s always got to be one.

        • koki

          it only took one person to start this blog…

      • koki

        “it is not about bad people do bad things,it is about ,us ,good people stay in crowd!”
        1999. by koki from LRHs Bulgravia.

  • DeElizabethan
  • Phil de Fontenay

    Well that wasn’t on MY OT1!

    I kinda feel cheated ~lol

    I guess I should go back and complete it to the full result.

    Mine was just a whole bunch of Grades Processes done using Solo auditing methods. I was actually disappointed and couldn’t wait to finish it.

  • Norwood Partz

    OT 1 was changed around 1978 after Hubbard announced “Dianetic Clear,” and that Dianetics really was the super dooper science that he had asserted it was in 1950, and really did make real “Clears.” The level after a person attests to “Dianetic Clear” was called the Sunshine Rundown, and was, like the first OT 1, an “objective (notice things in the environment) process. So old OT 1 became sort of redundant.

    The new OT 1 was a revisit to the problems processes of Grade 1 (Lower Grades) and has to so with “handling” upsets with “antagonistic terminals” by running problems processes on them. Ideally this produces a happy brainwashee, eager for his “next step.”

    Then the person goes on to OT 2 and Hubbard’s drug induced implant hallucinations.

  • skippress

    Every time I read about some of this crap, I want to go into the non-existent “theta universe” and find Hubbard and just endlessly beat the shit out of him. But then I realize he’s in HELL (because if there wasn’t one before he died it got built just for him). And then I feel better.

  • Dave Roberts

    It’s been intriguing reading the brainwashing, level by level, that Scientology forces upon it’s more or less willing (?) participants. Just as interesting are the comments from the lucky folks here who have somehow, by the Grace of God, escaped from LRH’s and Miscavige’s trap.

    But I have yet to hear someone remark upon the utterly evil aspect of this cult. It is no coincidence that LRH was heavily involved with Aleister Crowley before the development of Scientology, Crowley was one of the most public disciples of Satan of his era. Does anyone reading this realize that Crowley and Hubbard were very close friends? The idea that LRH was attempting to break up a Satan worshipping cult in the 1940’s is diametrically incorrect – he was a card carrying participant of the group himself.

    Anyone interested in learning more about the connection between Crowley and Hubbard would do well to visit the following site (The Hubbard is Bare);

    http://www.mt.net/~watcher/crowleyhubbard.html

    Dave

  • Dave Roberts

    LRH didn’t invent Scientology, he stole it from Gnosticism.

    These great “discoveries” of Hubbard actually were taught as far back as 300 AD:

    “For many spirits dwell in it [the body] and do not permit it to be pure; each of them brings to fruition its own works, and they treat it abusively by means of unseemly desires. To me it seems that the heart suffers in much the same way as an inn: for it has holes and trenches dug in it and is often filled with filth by men who live there licentiously and have no regard for the place because it belongs to another.”

    Although this sounds almost identical to ideas in OTIII, it is in fact a quote from Valentinus, one of the most famous early Christian gnostics, writing around 300 AD. Valentinus taught that there was more than one spirit within an individual, causing difficulties for the “host” or main soul of the individual. The gnostic Basilides also taught in a similar vein that man “preserves the appearance of a wooden horse, according to the poetic myth, embracing as he does in one body a host of such different spirits.”

    The above is copied from;

    http://www.mt.net/~watcher/crowleyhubbard.html

    Dave