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At OT 3, you learn you have space cooties — how do you get rid of them? Scientology exorcism!

demonsClaire 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.

Last week, Claire and tech expert Bruce Hines helped us with the big reveal — the mind-blowing “data” of Scientology’s “Operating Thetan Level Three,” the stuff of intergalactic genocide and a leader named “Xenu” which became the subject of a 2005 episode of South Park. But we don’t want to leave OT 3 just yet. This week, we have more questions for Bruce and Claire about this high-level counseling, which runs about $800 an hour for veteran Scientologists.

Bruce, Claire, last week we learned that in 1968, L. Ron Hubbard scribbled handwritten notes which reveal to his followers who reach this level that they are actually infested with the disembodied souls left on earth after an intergalactic genocide which happened 75 million years ago (also known as “Incident 2”). In order to free ourselves of these invisible “body thetans” we must “run” them through Incident 1 (a universe-founding event of 4 quadrillion years ago) and Incident 2 until they “blow” — detach themselves from us and leave us alone.

But what does that actually entail? What does “running” body thetans through “incidents” during solo auditing look like?

BRUCE: “Running an incident” comes from basic Dianetic theory and practice. A person’s past, every consecutive moment of it, is recorded on the time track, which is considered to be like a three-dimensional movie containing all 57 perceptics (not just sight and sound like a real movie). In Dianetics one is supposedly removing the harmful charge from incidents on the track that contain pain and unconsciousness or heavy loss. A person can move up and down this time track and is often, according to the theory, not in present time. This is a sort of mental thing, or something that the person as a spiritual being does knowingly or unknowingly.

THE BUNKER: OK, let us try to do a little translating. In Scientology, we are each immortal beings who have lived for trillions of years — which makes up our “whole track” of existence. L. Ron Hubbard’s “technology” purportedly allows us to move up and down that long track of existence so we can re-experience events in our past. When we do that, we perceive these past-life events through 57 sensory “perceptics.” And one goal of a Scientologist is to train so that these perceptics are as vivid as possible. The purpose of this travel into our pasts is to relive traumatic events in order to lessen their impact on us in the present time.

BRUCE: Yes, in Dianetics, to deal with some past traumatic incident, the auditor has the person move back to the beginning of the incident and then move through it, re-experiencing it as they do so, and confronting what happened. The auditor may have the person do this several times, removing “charge” from the incident with each pass.

On OT 3 this is also essentially what is supposed to happen. The solo auditor is auditing the body thetan. The auditing “commands” are given telepathically, or intended to the BT, rather than spoken aloud.

THE BUNKER: OK, just to be clear, your Scientologist will be sitting there with the two cans of the e-meter in one hand, monitoring the device with the other, and “telepathically” talking to his or her “body thetans.” And what does the solo auditor “say” to the body thetan?

BRUCE: The solo auditor first finds out from the BT whether it (or he) experienced Incident 2 in the Atlantic area (where the packaging took place on Las Palmas) or in the Pacific area (where the packaging was on Hawaii).

THE BUNKER: Yes, some of the beings brought to Teegeeack (Earth) 75 million years ago were “packaged” around volcanoes in various places. In fact, Hubbard provides a handy list, which we are supposed to use to get the BT to identify where it was vaporized by an H-bomb. (The spelling here is Hubbard’s.)

Asia & Pacific

North Japan
South Japan
Krakajawaia
Mount Washington (Alaska)
Mt. Ranier
Mt. Hood
Mt. Shasta (Calif)
San Gergornio (Calif)
Indonesia
Philipines
Himalayas
(Hawaii)
Andes

 
Atlantic

Tangier
St. Helena
Kolomonjero (Kenya)
(Las Palmas)
Canada

(Spelling not guaranteed)

BRUCE: The solo auditor then intends the BT to the date of Incident 2 and then intends it (or him) through the incident. The solo auditor can intend the BT through the incident more than once. The BT might depart at any point during these steps. The solo auditor senses this somehow and looks for the needle and “tone arm” on the e-meter to behave in a certain way. If the BT does not depart (or blow) from running Incident 2, the solo auditor intends the BT to Incident 1 and runs it through that. The object is to get the BT to blow.

I am giving you a simplification, but these are the basic actions. There can be complications, such as having a cluster of body thetans, whereby the cluster has to be broken up before the individual BTs in it can be addressed. And there are remedies that the solo auditor has if there is trouble.

Once a BT is located it might take 10 seconds, or a minute, or 5 minutes to get the BT to blow. Sessions are often from about 10 minutes to an hour long. They could last longer than that. The solo auditor might believe that a whole lot of BTs blew during the session.

As to how it feels, that is a tough question for me. Most Scientologists generally “feel” that good things are happening during any auditing session. One believes that bad things are leaving or dissipating. Is it placebo effect? Wishful thinking? Positive suggestion? Cognitive dissonance? Endorphins? Some kind of hypnosis? I’m not sure. But it is the same in OT 3. One might “feel” a pressure on the body get less, or get a sense of less solidity in some part of the body, or feel lighter.

Or things might get heavy and the session “bogs” and the “pre-OT” might have to be audited by another person, a “review auditor,” to be “repaired.” If that happens, of course it costs extra.

Hopefully, the solo auditor keeps auditing OT III session after session, day after day, for some weeks or months, until they can find no more BTs. At this point they are supposed to feel great, to have attained “freedom from overwhelm,” and to have had a whole lot of realizations.

CLAIRE: I recall OT 3 procedure exactly as Bruce describes. The steps were to first locate a BT or cluster to audit, using the needle as a guide to find charged areas.

Then once a BT was found, you’d then locate the packing area, and then specifically what volcano was involved. I’ve heard from a few people since leaving who had done OT 3 that they discovered after the fact those volcanoes did not exist 75 million years ago. Fun facts.

Once location was determined, you’d then intend the BT through the incident, the specific elements of which were on the platen, and which I haven’t seen recently but included explosions, violence etc.

In terms of the review end of things, I think it’s important to realize that if you were to question any of what you were studying and then auditing, you would be in for extensive review. At that level, reviews are delivered by a Class XI auditor, which I believe runs around $9,000 per intensive.

So the question is, what’s the lesser of two evils? Apply logic and criticize, resulting in expensive review? Or buckle down and do as you are told? In my case, as a Sea Org member, I did not pay for review auditing, but it was certainly added onto my freeloader bill.

THE BUNKER: That does sound like an expensive dilemma. For now, we’ll stay with our current running total for our trip up the “Bridge to Total Freedom,” which is $278,273.25.

 
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More views into the Super Power Building

Back in January 2012 at the Village Voice, we published a mother lode of architectural drawings and computer renderings of what Scientology’s “Super Power Building” would look like when it was finally built out. From the best we could tell, the drawings had been supplied to the church by contractors in the period of 2005 to 2007. They included fascinating looks at some wild contraptions that would go on the “Super Power” 5th floor, as well as lavish offices, auditing rooms, and other facilities on all seven floors. But we always had to wonder — how different would the final product be from our renderings? A lot of time passed before the building was finally dedicated last month, 15 years after ground was first broken for it in Clearwater, Florida.

Well, a few days ago, a new, updated set of images hit the Internet. They look to us like highly massaged photographs, burnished to extremes in order to make these locations look brochure-quality and otherwordly. But for us, it’s fun to compare our older computer renderings with the real thing — and it looks like very little was changed from the original plans..

For example. The main reception area on the first floor, old version…

 
ReceptionOld

 
And in the new version of images…

 
ReceptionNew

 
And it’s much like that through the rest of the building. Different angles, different hues, but basically what was planned years ago. Unfortunately, the new set of images lacks much from the “perceptics” installations on the fifth floor — including the oiliness table. But many other parts of the building can be seen.

 
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Posted by Tony Ortega on December 17, 2013 at 07:00

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  • Seannie5

    LOL, somebody’s username on exscn.net is IDLE MORGUE – too funny!

    • aegerprimo

      Awesome posts for that moniker too.

      • Great White Clam

        wheres the socks when ya needem?

        on yer feet!!!!!!!

    • Great White Clam

      But does it refleck reality?

      Might do so.

      Benefit of doubt?

  • SandiCorrena

    I just saw on Facebook that Nancy Many got her Masters Degree in Pastoral Mininstry – How amazing is that!!!! Go Nancy!!!!

    • aegerprimo

      WOO HOOO!

      • SandiCorrena

        After having to live in a parking garage while pregnant, and everything she went through, because of the criminal Co$ she didn’t lose her faith; I think that’s pretty spectacular! I’m so happy for her!

    • OrangySky

      Having read her book, she sounds like a very spiritual person by nature. I’m glad she could find the freedom to explore that part of herself outside the confines of an abusive cult.

  • Great White Clam

    OHHHhhhoooo look at all the pretty pics in Tonyo’s OP

  • Sarah James

    I believe David Miscavige is “praying” to Xenu and asking him to be taken to the Galactic Confederacy, so very, very far from Texas. Sadly for OSA Miscavige is a
    Narsass-cist and has made no prayers for you.

    • Great White Clam

      probly more like DMSCOX ! Ha!

      • Great White Clam

        HA!

        • Great White Clam

          My secont doanvote!!!!!!!

          • Sarah James

            Uh oh, you think it has occured to them…they have no job security?

            • Great White Clam

              Doan know. Might haf raised the ire of the clam cult.

              OHhnoooooossssss!

      • aegerprimo

        OBD (On Hollywood Blvd)

        • Great White Clam

          thanks

    • Golden Age of Blech

      I think he is preying. Not praying. Big difference.

      • Sarah James

        Your right. David Miscavige has plans to scam Xenu.

      • valshifter

        in any case if he is not preying then he is gonna be paying.

  • Great White Clam

    I’m bean trolled!!!!!!!

    {3

  • DamOTclese2

    Poor clams.

    • DamOTclese2

      The amusing part is it’s getting re-tweeted. 🙂

  • Great White Clam

    WTF is that symbol that looks like a heart wehn veiwed on teh side?
    I thoutght it was “””””””{3″”””””” but I guess I was wrong

    • Midwest Mom

      <3

  • OT8squared

    76 planets, 178 billion average per planet totals 13.528 quadrillion aliens transported across the galaxy. They were put around 18 volcanoes, so that equals 751,555,555,556 aliens per volcano. Xenu was the greatest logistical genius of the past 4 quadrillion years for arranging all of that. I think UPS must be jealous.

    • Plotinus

      And they managed that logistical nightmare while wearing fedora caps.

    • OrangySky

      Not to mention Fed Ex!

      • Great White Clam

        the EX part

        just saying

    • aegerprimo

      Scientology “math” makes my head hurt.

      • Missionary Kid

        Yeah, it’s all mocked up.

        • Artoo45

          It’s all MEST up . . .

          • Missionary Kid

            It’s all fucked up.
            I’m thinking of Elvis singing the line, to the tune of It’s All Shook Up.

  • Sarah James

    I know how to save Scientology. Start with the Xenu story and how earth was called Teegeeack and…wait that won’t work…never mind.
    It would save a lot of people. Lives and money.

    • Great White Clam

      try this;

      “in 1968, L. Ron Hubbard scribbled handwritten notes which reveal to his
      followers who reach this level that they are actually infested with the
      disembodied souls left on earth after an intergalactic genocide which
      happened 75 million years ago (also known as “Incident 2″”

      then see if you can pull it off!

      • Sarah James

        What??Are you telling me, truth is stranger than fiction? Or is it fiction is the truth? Someone should run this by Davey.

        • Great White Clam

          Thats exactly what I think!

          WTFWTDD?

          That’is to say, what the fuck would the dwarf do?

          • Sarah James

            We should ask someone from OSA to ask the little guy. I have not seen a down vote for the last ten min. So we are out of luck.

            • Great White Clam

              You are saying we lost the troll?

              dam. I was having so mch fun…….

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            How about:

            WTFDDDA?

            what the fuck did davy do again?

        • Missionary Kid

          With $cientology, it’s nearly all fiction, with just enough truth thrown in so that the big lie that it is becomes digestible to the people it is trying to recruit.

          • Sarah James

            I know two people who would never have gotten involved with cos had they been given insight into the end game (xenu.) Scion will soon be nothing more than a cautionary tale but the damage will be life long for many and deadly for many as well.

            • Missionary Kid

              LRH put a great deal of effort into hiding the true nature of what was ahead as one moved “up the bridge.” By the time people have the whole Xenu myth revealed, they’re programmed to like the flavor of LRH’s pap. They have learned to rationalize all the dissonance that is obvious to an outsider.

              It sure is a money, time, family, and soul sucking cult.

            • Exterrier

              Wow, you earned a downy! Wear it in good health. Must be that “soul sucking cult” reference got to one of the culties monitoring us. Maybe an Indie who did not know how serious we are here, or how informed.

              Well, as we all know….. “Scientology Sucks Souls on Hollywood Boulevard”. It really does, too, at that testing center by the Winter Wonderland site. SSSOHB, as the Misanthropic Midget always texts.

            • Missionary Kid

              A down vote like that is obviously from a troll in a futile attempt to somehow shatter me. It doesn’t, so I ignore them. When I first started posting here, I made a stupid comment, and I got a number of down votes. It told me that I was off base.

              Since then, there’s obviously someone who’s mindlessly down voting me, (Edit: and many others) and I derive pleasure in knowing that it’s a mark of how futile Co$ is getting. This was on a Tuesday post, for goodness sake. Maybe they’re trying to make amends before Thursday at 2:00 pm, and they’re better organized so they aren’t doing it at the last moment.

              I’m going to add “SSSOHB: Scientology Sucks Souls On Hollywood Boulevard” to the list of things Said about Scientology at http://tonyortega.org/2013/10/12/tomkat-project-in-los-angeles-heres-your-chance-to-help-the-show-get-to-tinseltown/#comment-1144801640

        • Great White Clam

          Reast assured, Pisscabbge already knows

          oh hai Pisscabbae…….

          plonk!

          Kerplush…….

      • Great White Clam

        Off corase skipped the huffle fluffle and the goofing of the floof!!!!!!!!

  • Plotinus

    I just had a cognition. When Scientology goes down, the New York Times Bestseller will be the Autobiography of Tony Ortega.

    • Great White Clam

      WTF, ……. {3

      • SandiCorrena

        Your heart is a little squishy in the middle GWC……sending hugs & <3

        • Great White Clam

          FUVk! <3 <3 <3 whatever…….

          My frickin spell ckecker is on the blink. I might have HERPES!!!!!!!

          or something like that

          • Sarah James

            You got nice hearts!

            • Great White Clam

              <3<3<3

            • Great White Clam

              I don’t think its contaigious or nothing like that.

  • Missionary Kid

    I’m going to post this over the next several days. I’ve set up a poll to see what the people stopping by in the Bunker think the result will be for the Mosey Rathbun trial in Texas will be. You can put as many votes as you like on the different choices. I did it the way it was done because Disqus will keep track.

    Go to http://tonyortega.org/2013/12/15/sunday-funnies-scientology-celebrates-the-holidays/#comment-1167327042 and vote for the scenarios you think will happen. DOWN VOTES DO NOT COUNT. Vote on as many as you like, but you will only be able to vote once on each scenario.

    If you’re interested, please take a little time and vote on the ones you think the outcomes will be.

    • Jimmy Threetimes

      Can we win xebits?

      • Missionary Kid

        What’s xebits?

        There’s no prizes, just a chance to see what other bunkeristas are thinking.

        • Jimmy Threetimes

          The xebit is the standard unit of currency in the Galactic Confederacy. I learned that here:

          http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php?t=22737

          • Missionary Kid

            Thank you. Unfortunately, in Wogworld, xebits have no value. 😉

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              I’m going to assume that you say that because you have no xebits.

            • Missionary Kid

              So, what’s the exchange rate?

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              It’s roughly equivalent to the USD. I’ve traded big on .95/1.00 USD/xebit, knowing that the xebit will be huge in 2014-15. I’ll admit it was odd running into a currency broker at Taco Bell, and I’m slightly annoyed that he hasn’t emailed me back or returned my calls, but people are always busy during the holidays.

            • Missionary Kid

              Was he from Nigeria?

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Why? Do Nigerians love Taco Bell or something?

            • Missionary Kid

              Oh, nooooo! They often are sharp businessmen who have run afoul of bureaucracy, and offer investment opportunities for suckers sharp investors.

            • EnthralledObserver

              Sorta like LRonny?

            • Missionary Kid

              Good reference.

            • Missionary Kid

              That’s a new nickname for LRH.

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Based on your fancy words I can tell you’re more of a Chipotle fan. To each his own.

            • Kitz

              One of those damn things actually made it through the spam filters on my school email. The country was different, but the same old scam.

            • Missionary Kid

              I never get them any more. I don’t know why.

          • Michael Leonard Tilse

            I thought it was the BTCoin.

            ba dum phish!

            • Jimmy Threetimes

              Excellent punnery 🙂

    • Lurkness

      missing dm testifies but does poorly, or did you decide to leave that one out?

    • Baby

      done and fun.

      • Missionary Kid

        I’m glad you liked it.
        As to what will happen to DM, (I’ve wanted to say this for a while): Baby, the rain must fall.

        • Baby

          hahhahaha Well it was worth the wait.. ha

  • IBBy

    alright team, time to pack it out for the night. I’ve been feeling like crap the past few days. I think I’m getting sick, plus I dont really enjoy the holidays too much. I’ve lost my christmas spirit over the past few years. I’m spending this one by my lonesome this year since I have to work most of next week. Anyway, sleep tight, dont let the sea org bite (poor souls are hungry), see you in the morning

    • Great White Clam

      Night.

    • MaxSpaceman

      At the same time, iBbY, even though you’re working most of next week, you’ll be in community @ The Underground Bunker, a joint full of people who care about you. You doin’ all right. Hang tight. G’night.

    • Aslansown

      Last Christmas I was going to be alone. I was SO not into Christmas that year. My friend’s church was serving a Christmas dinner to the homeless in the area, so I decided to go and help. Best Christmas ever! Seeing how excited and thankful they were just to get a new pair of socks or a $10 gift card to a grocery store almost made me cry. They couldn’t stop thanking us for everything. I got so much more out of it than they did, I’m sure.

      I’m either going to do that again or go with a friend’s family (wife plus 2 young kids) making up “goodie bags” and going to visit the VA hospital for a little while. He’s a vet himself and wants his kids to realize how much they have vs. concentrating on the presents. If something like that interests you, I’d encourage you to give it a try. (Unless you are sick, then stay in bed and take it easy!)

      ETA: P.S. I hope this didn’t come off as trying to sound like a saint — I’m definitely not! Just something that turned my attitude about the holidays around.

      • Baby

        NO NOT AT ALL SAINT LION.. ( Just teasing..) I have volunteered so many times at homeless shelters.. fabulous feeling.

        Nursing homes.. are nice too.. One year I was the Salvation Army Santa.. That was fun..

        Christmas is in your heart.. Watch some good Christmas movies ( It’s a wonderful life ..etc.)

        I will Drink my diet coke out of a Champagne glass all day..and think of Xmases past..

        • Aslansown

          Can’t you see my halo in my picture? Oops. It slipped off. 😉

          Diet coke in a champagne glass? Great idea! I’ll do that when I get home!

          • Baby

            Oh absolutely.. Treat yourself always..

    • Baby

      Awww IBBY.. You just come in here and Join us.. I promise not to blow smoke in your eyes..

      I will bring.. Let’s see.. OMG DUH.. Pie.. So you just tell me what kind you would like.. I know Jeff likes Cherry.. and a whole lot of Us love Pie.. ..

      Just relax with us in your jammies.. xo (((HUGS))) Baby

    • aquaclara

      Feel better soon, Ibby! Oh, and we’ll be here. Wanna watch ELF?

  • Michael Leonard Tilse

    Just heard a joke on 30 Rock: (I think the Tina Fey character)

    “Julia Roberts in a movie about eating? Ughh. Give me Kirsty Alley, at least she knows what she’s doing!”

  • Aslansown

    Ironic that “Kirstie” follows “The King of Queens” . Time to turn the TV off.

  • Eivol Ekdal

    I was wondering about the story behind this piece of woodwork. Could it be the work of John Brousseau? Someone must know.
    http://i.imgur.com/q3O4Yn0.jpg

    • DodoTheLaser

      That’s an oldie. Must be some craftsman before JB.

      • Eivol Ekdal

        This is from the recent photo set at Flag. I doubt it is an original as there is probably one in each of Ron’s Ideal Org Offices.

        • DodoTheLaser

          Nah. It’s the real deal. Only at Flag, I guess.
          Ron’s offices in other org’s had Quantum.
          I’ve seen it myself when I was in.
          Google image – LRH Office.

    • For sure that emeter cannot produce clears.
      Only the Mark Ultra VIII can.
      …. and Hubbard was an idiot for not knowing this. This is why he never produced clears.
      😉

      • DodoTheLaser

        The irony, eh?

    • Artoo45

      No, John actually has talent.

  • Richard Hole

    I have a bunch of BTs affixed to the sperm in my testicles. I need Leah Remeni to help me expell them.

    • grundoon

      Leah’s busy, but Lorena Bobbitt is available.

      • Richard Hole

        lol

    • Artoo45

      So, that’s kinda creepy . . .

  • Andrew Kiyotaka Caesar

    Incidently, I have read parts of Hubbards’ fictional work Battlefield Earth? Or was it Mission Earth? Anyway, if there was an actual Jethro Heller in real life, he probably would have been killed by Lumbar Hisst aka (L Ron Hubbard) ages ago. Like Hisst, Hubbard went off the deep end in the final days of his life.

    Apart from the storytelling, I couldn’t reconcile the 1950’s science fiction writing style that seemed so out of place and obsolete in comparison to modern contemporary stories of similar elk. Truthfully, if there was a cheaper just as effective method as Dianetics (scientology), I still might be game for it. On the other hand maybe not. Just thinking about it gives me a sensation of floating (exteriorization)?