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Great moments in Scientology journalism: When Alex Mitchell blew the lid off ‘Babalon Working’

[Occultist Aleister Crowley and his American pupil]

Our helper who tracks down old newspaper clippings about Scientology sent us a real classic this week, something we haven’t seen in a while. It’s one of the most epic journalistic exposes in Scientology’s history, and one that every serious Scientology watcher should have a copy of — Alex Mitchell’s 1969 Sunday Times of London piece that revealed L. Ron Hubbard’s involvement with rocket scientist Jack Parsons and their 1946 sex magick rituals which Parsons referred to as “The Babalon Working” experiments.

Today, it’s one of those things we take for granted, that Hubbard and his Pasadena pal spent 1946 turning the ideas of English occultist Aleister Crowley into a series of odd rituals in pursuit of a “moonchild.” But it was an Australian journalist, Mitchell, who first brought that information to the world in a piece that still holds up very well.

We had the pleasure of meeting Alex in Sydney on our book tour in 2015. Journalists Steve Cannane and Bryan Seymour included Mitchell in our appearance at the Giant Dwarf in a sold out show. Mitchell told a hilarious story about the time he was so determined to get an interview with Hubbard, he followed him into the toilet at a Moroccan restaurant and tried to question him while the Commmodore was at a urinal taking a whizz.

Talk about dedication. And that’s why Mitchell produced a series of big scoops on Scientology at the time. So we thought we’d pay him homage and give our thanks to all of the great journalists who have worked so hard to get stories out of this secretive group. We dropped him a line, asking him to introduce for us his classic piece. Here’s what he sent us…

When I arrived in London in the late 1960s to work on the Sunday Times, media articles about L Ron Hubbard’s Church of Scientology tended to fall into two distinct categories. They were either about distraught parents whose children had been “captured” by the organisation or bizarre revelations from refugees who had fled the group. In 1969, two of my editors at the Sunday Times, fellow Australian Bruce Page and Magnus Linklater who later became editor of The Scotsman in Edinburgh, wanted me to pursue quite different angles. They tasked me to research who was behind the formation of Scientology, how was it founded and what was its philosophy?

I spent weeks gathering material from the London organisation in Tottenham Court Road and the UK headquarters in East Grinstead, Sussex. I interviewed dozens of Scientologists but the real pay dirt came from ex-members who had used their time in the organisation to study it in depth, to ask questions, to listen to “old war stories” from senior cult members and to hoard newsletters, internal manuals, magazines and books. I filled boxes with information.

My most intriguing discovery, however, was the post-World War II connection between unimpressive science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, a notorious fabulist, and rocket scientist Jack Parsons, who dabbled in erotic sex and the occult. Their friendship was quite eccentric, but one of my London contacts took the Hubbard-Parsons connection a step further when he added British occultist Aleister Crowley to the mix. In the UK, Crowley’s reputation was unshakably established as “The Beast,” the country’s leading Satanist and Fleet Street’s “wickedest man in the world.” Crowley, who died in 1947, had founded his own religion called Thelema based on ancient Egyptian ceremony, supernatural spirits and the occult. He attracted an upper class following because he also coloured his “religion” with exotic costumes and erotic sex. In California, Hubbard and Parsons became devotees too and the seeds of the Church of Scientology were sewn.

My investigation, “The Odd Beginning of Ron Hubbard’s Career,” published in the Sunday Times on 5 October 1969, caused panic and havoc in the ranks of Scientology. I received a rash of phone calls from the Sunday Times switchboard – this was well before the existence of mobile phones, emails, or laptops – asking me to phone reporters from other London newspapers and from news desks in New York and Los Angeles. They were pleading for commentary, more leads, and additional information. I checked with my editors who advised that I should do nothing. They were adamant: “You’ve written your story, it has been checked and re-checked, the lawyers have passed it, reporters should be calling Ron Hubbard and not you.”

 

[Alex Mitchell a few years ago when his memoir was published, and as a young reporter]

 
Thanks very much for that, Alex. And now, here’s his great piece of investigative journalism…

 

 
[Scientology]
Revealed for the first time…
The odd beginnings of Ron Hubbard’s career

By Alexander Mitchell
Sunday Times of London
October 5, 1969

In 1946 Aleister Crowley, the sorcerer and mystic whose dabblings in black magic earned him the title The Wickedest Man in the World, found a new disciple and welcomed him to one of his occult communities in California. The extraordinary activities of this new and enthusiastic disciple are described in a vast collection of papers owned by a former admirer of Crowley, which we have examined. The man in question is Lafayette Ron Hubbard, head of the now notorious Church of Scientology.

John Whiteside Parsons, a brilliant rocket fuel scientist, joined the American branch of Crowley’s cult in 1939. He struck up earnest correspondence with “The Beast 666,” as Crowley was known by his followers, and soon became his outstanding protege in the United States. by January, 1946, Parsons was impatient to break new frontiers in the occult world. He decided to take the spirit of Babalon, the “whore of Babylon,” and invest it in a human being.

But to carry out this intricate mission Parsons needed a female sexual partner to create his child in the astral (spiritual) world. If this part of the fixture went successfully Parsons would be able to call down the spiritual baby and direct it to a human womb. When born, this child would incarnate the forces of Babalon. During his magical preparations for this incarnation Parsons found himself overwhelmed with assistance from a young novitiate named Ron Hubbard.

Parsons wrote to Crowley at the beginning of 1946. “He (Hubbard) is a gentleman, red hair, green eyes, honest and intelligent and we have become great friends. Although he has no formal training in magic he has an extraordinary amount of experience and understanding in the field. Ron appears to have some sort of highly developed astral vision. He describes his angel as a beautiful winged woman with red hair whom he calls the Empress and who has guided him through his life and saved him many times.” He concluded almost ecstatically, “He is in complete accord with our own principles. I have found a staunch companion and comrade in Ron.”

But within two months the bonds of friendship were under some strain: Ron claimed Parsons’ girl-friend, Betty [a/k/a Sara Northrup]. With admirable restraint Parsons wrote to Crowley, “She has transferred her sexual affection to Ron. I cared for her rather deeply but I have no desire to control her emotions.” As if to cement their loyalties Parsons, Hubbard and Betty decided to pool their finances and form a business relationship.

Meanwhile preparations for the mystical mission were well under way. From January 4 to 15, 1946, Parsons and Hubbard engaged in a nightly ritual of incantation, talisman-waving and other black magic faithfully described in Parsons’ diary as Conjuration of Air, Invocation of Wand and Consecration of Air Dagger. With a Prokofiev violin concerto blaring away the two of them pleaded with the spirits for “an elemental mate” — a girl willing to go through sexual rites to incarnate Babalon in the spirit world.

Parsons mentions that windstorms occurred on a couple of nights and one night the power supply failed. But nothing seriously responsive until January 14, when Ron was struck on the right shoulder and had a candle knocked out of his hand. “He called me,” Parsons wrote, “and we observed a brownish yellow light about seven feet high. I brandished a magical sword and it disappeared. Ron’s right arm was paralyzed for the rest of the night.”

The following night was even more portentious. Hubbard apparently saw a vision of one of Parsons’ enemies. Parsons wrote, “He attacked the figure and pinned it to the door with four throwing knives with which he is expert.” For four days Parsons and Hubbard were in a state of tension. Then, on January 18, Parsons turned to Ron and said, “It is done.” He added, “I returned home and found a young woman answering the requirements waiting for me.”

The incarnation ritual set out in Parsons’ manuscript, The Book of Babalon, is difficult reading for the unconfirmed spiritualist. Broadly interpreted, Parsons and Hubbard constructed an altar and Hubbard acted as high priest during a series of ceremonies in which Parsons and the girl shared sex. The owner of the documents, who is an expert on Crowley’s magic, says that Parsons at this stage was completely under Hubbard’s domination. How else can one explain Hubbard’s role as High priest in the rites after only a few weeks in the trade?

For the first of the birth ceremonies which began on March 1 Hubbard wore white and carried a lamp while Parsons was cloaked in a black, hooded garment carrying a cup and dagger. At Hubbard’s suggestion they played Rachmaninoff’s Isle of the Dead as background music.

Parsons’ account of the start of the birth ritual is as follows: “The Scribe (Hubbard) said ‘The year of Babalon is 4063. She is the flame of life, power of darkness, she destroys with a glance, she may take thy soul. She feeds upon the death of men. Beautiful — horrible.’ The scribe, now pale and sweating, rested awhile, then continued.” There are two possible reasons why Hubbard showed anxiety at this stage of the ceremony, the owner of the papers says. He was either deeply moved by the spiritual depth of the ceremony or he couldn’t think what to say next.

Hubbard further instructed Parsons: “Display thyself to our lady; dedicate thy organs to her; dedicate thy heart to her; display thy mind to her; dedicate thy soul to her, for she shall absorb thee. Retire from human contact until noon tomorrow. Discuss nothing of it. Consult no book but thine own mind. Thou art a god. Behave at this altar as one god before another.”

On the third day the ritual began four hours before dawn. Ron tells his companion, “Lay out a white sheet. Place upon it blood of birth. Envision her approaching thee. Think upon the lewd, lascivious things thou coulds’t do. All is good to Babalon. All. Preserve the material basis. The lust is hers, the passion yours. Consider thou the Beast raping.” These invocations along with other passages in the ritual indicates that Parsons had collected specimens of his own sperm and the girl’s menstrual fluid.

The climax of the ceremony occurred the following day with Ron at the altar working his two subjects into a sexual frenzy. Over Rachmaninoff he intoned such gems as:

Her mouth is red and her breasts are fair and her loins are full of fire,
And her lust is strong as a man is strong in the heat of her desire.

An exalted Parsons wrote the next day, “Babalon is incarnate upon the earth today awaiting the proper hour of her manifestation. And in that day my work will be accomplished and I shall be blown away up on the breath of the father even as it is prophecied.” (In fact, Parsons was “blown away” in a rocket fuel explosion at his experimental laboratory in Pasadena in 1952).

Unable to contain his joy, Parsons decided to tell Crowley what had happened. On March 6 he wrote, “I can hardly tell you or decide how much to write. I am under command of extreme secrecy. I have had the most important devastating experience of my life.” Crowley was dumbfounded by the news of the incarnation ceremony. He wrote back, “You have me completely puzzled by your remarks. I thought I had the most morbid imagination but it seems I have not. I cannot form the slightest idea what you can possibly mean.”

With a distinct note of concern he dashed off a letter on the same day to the head of his American cult saying, “Apparently Parsons or Hubbard or somebody is producing a Moonchild. I get fairly frantic when I contemplate the idiocy of these louts.” (This acid rebuke comes for a man whose activities were once summed up by a judge like this: “I have never heard such dreadful, horrible, blasphemous and abominable stuff as that which has been produced by the man who describes himself as the greatest living poet.”)

By May that same year Crowley was not only concerned about Parsons’s spiritual wellbeing. There was a small matter of certain moneys. When the trio formed their business enterprise, Parsons is believed to have put in 17,000 dollars, Hubbard about 1,000 dollars and Betty nothing. Using about 10,000 dollars of the money, Hubbard and his newly-acquainted girlfriend, Betty, bought a yacht. A report to the head of the American branch by another cult member says, “Ron and Betty have their boat at Miami, Florida, and are living the life of Riley, while Brother John (Parsons) is living at rock-bottom, and I mean rock-bottom.”

In a more sinister way the report added, “Let us consider this matter of the magical child which Jack Parsons is supposed to turn loose on the world in nine months (now seven). Ron the Seer, was the guy who laid down the main ideas, technic (sic), etc., of said operation.”

On reading Parsons’s accounts of the ceremony and the reports from branch headquarters in America, Crowley cabled his U.S. office on May 22: “Suspect Ron playing confidence trick — Jack Parons weak fool — obvious victim prowling swindlers.” In a letter a few days later he said, “It seems to me on the information of our brethren in California that Parsons has got an illumination in which he lost all his personal independence. From our brother’s account he has given away both his girl and his money. Apparently it is the ordinary confidence trick.”

A much-chastened Parsons wrote to Crowley on July 5: “Here I am in Miami pursuing the children of my folly. I have them well tied up. They cannot move without going to jail. However, I am afraid that most of the money has already been spent. I will be lucky to salvage 3,000 to 5,000 dollars.” Just how Parsons managed to capture the errant lovers is in keeping with the other extraordinary chapters of this story. “Hubbard attempted to escape me,” Parsons wrote, “by sailing at 5 p.m. and performed a full invocation to Bartzabel within the circle at 8 p.m. (a curse). At the same time, however, his ship was struck by a sudden squall off the coast which ripped off his sails and forced him back to port where I took the boat in custody.

Parsons recovered financially and possibly as a backlash to his experience with Hubbard he took the Oath of the Anti-Christ in 1948 and changed his name to Belarion Armiluss Al Dajjal AntiChrist. In his scientology publications Hubbard says of the period, “Crippled and blinded at the end of the war I resumed studies of philosophy and by my discoveries recovered so fully that I was reclassified in 1949 for full combat duty.”

Hubbard claims that more than two dozen thinkers, prophets and psychologists influenced scientology (which he launched in 1951); everyone from Plato, Jesus of Nazareth to Sigmund Freud whome he say he studied under in Vienna. The record can now be righted with the inclusion of Aleister Crowley, the Beast 666.

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 4,656 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,253 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,293 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy in 1,005 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 472 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 4,590 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 1,760 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,080 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,055 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 411 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin in 4,713 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 820 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis for 1,222 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,095 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 676 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike in 1,181 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,425 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,534 days.

 
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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on February 7, 2017 at 07:00

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  • Panopea Abrupta

    Of Jack’s money, inordinately fond,
    Did Ronnie play the Parson’s wand?
    While DM’s erections
    Those Ideal collections,
    He loves more deep than any blonde.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f0a5e9f0379dbc35ad8379359b2fe4f3788422fcacb72ee7227352848f205fcf.jpg

    • beauty for ashes

      Having had enough, Aunt Helen threw her famous ” Bit of Heaven” macadamia encrusted jello mold off the side of the boat. A collective sigh could be heard around the table.

  • Sherbet

    Wasn’t Tony on a radio show or podcast yesterday? Anyone have a link for a lazy lady?

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • I would do it….and then fuck it up!

      • beauty for ashes

        I remember someone pointing out some naughty animation froma disgruntled artist from Walt Disney. Seems like a fun Idea:)

        • Jimmy3
          • beauty for ashes

            ooooh!

        • iampissed

          They aren’t always disgruntled…sometimes just bored. Animators are an interesting lot.

          • beauty for ashes

            I know, my sister Alicia was one. 🙁 or 🙂 I guess. She put her nick name on the license plate during a fight scene in one of the Matrix movies.

          • richelieu jr

            Yes, I know a lot of Gruntled animators at Disney…

      • iampissed

        All you can do is fuck it up…Miscavage says so.

    • Observer

      OMX, that last one would have been an epic spit take if I’d been drinking something!

  • nottrue
  • Bavarian Rage

    Side tangent: Being a believer in unseen forces – both good and evil – that are involved behind the scenes, I’ve always been curious to learn what Athiests make of the occult, what with so many of its anecdotal tales. Anyone care to fill me in? What’s your take?

    • flyonthewall

      we believe in nothing

      • Observer
        • flyonthewall

          we can make an exception for Cher

        • Bavarian Rage

          Cher’s one of those rare artists who transcends generations and manages to stay current. And what kind of youth potion did she drink?! No one looks that good at her age. (Or am I duped by some quality photo shopping?)

        • This brings some good memories. Thanky.

        • richelieu jr

          Anderson Cooper told some great stories about Cher on Colbert last night.

      • beauty for ashes

        were you scared after you saw the movie the ring?

        • flyonthewall

          that movie did creep me out tbh. It was funny though cuz in the theater this guy screamed out, “Ya’ll gonna die now, you know that right? 7 days.” after the first scene w/the video.

          • beauty for ashes

            Ha! just wonder if people who don’t believe in anything can be scared of the things they don’t believe in. My ex had to have a friend stay with him (coincidentally at the haunted house) until I got home from work, after he saw the ring.

        • Frodis73

          I love scary movies. The scare is more about the mood, music and atmosphere than anything. Also, as with any other movie the whole suspension of disbelief works here too.

    • Frodis73

      I think it is nonsense just like any of the other forms of “woo”.

  • Liberated

    I just watched ” Papa..Hemingway in Cuba” on Netflix.
    It was very good, and just because I hate scientology…..I’m not going to say bad things about Vonni Ribisi.

    He’s actually a pretty good actor.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Observer

      Q: What’s the secret to the success of your in-house print facility, Scientology?

      A: Slavery.

    • Kestrel

      They really needed a proofreader on that thing.

    • PerpetualOutflow

      Hmm. Someone posted a link to a European (I think) documentary on $cientology in the Bunker in the last few days that, among other things, noted that the clams have infiltrated associations. And that was quite awhile ago. Xenu only knows how many dullards they have posted in unsuspecting non-profit trade associations for nefarious purposes. Obviously they don’t care about keeping this one on the down low.

    • Missionary Kid

      Derek seems to believe that his brother works there. Too bad we couldn’t have snuck him in.

  • iampissed

    Hit the HEART.

    • Baby

      I won’t hit your heart.. I’ll merely pat it.. OOPS not copping a feel..hahhaha

  • Baby

    ********SORRY I THOUGHT IT WAS CUED UP.. S FRANCES 6:26- 14:44 Sorry..please forgive..xo***************

    So I’m watching the show that Stacey Francis was on right? Big Brother UK ( ON line Season 19) I didn’t know she was on it..It is my guilty pleasure..and I am watching for all of us.. but so far ( episode 24 day 20 ) here is my review..and I swear to God she is in Huge trouble with Miscavige… ( OMG.. she is for real in big trouble..

    You have no idea how much she is despised. I know her handlers are having a fit.. I have a lot more to watch..but You won’t believe I feel pity for her..( explained down below)

    That said.. I kept thinking .. ” Say you’re a Scientologist.. Please for the love of God say you are a Scientologist..”

    AND SHE DID.

    She was bragging about how many Celebrities she knew..to an older classy guy.. She says..” Yes I have sung for Tom Cruise..” and the guy says.. ” I don’t know that much about Tom Cruise other than the fact that he is a Scientologist.. ” And raised his eyes..( Like eye roll..)

    and Stacey says.. ” Scientolology is wonderful.. You need to read a book..” He said..” Are you a Scientologist?
    and she said ” Yes..It really has helped me..” ( Paraphrasing all this)

    and I screamed..” YES..” because Bunkeroos you wouldn’t believe her behavior so far. The first night she was voted the least ” Talented..and entertaining..” She has had outburst calling people Motherfuckers..and pieces of shit.. and so attention seeking and LOUD..

    So she got the MOST votes for being voted off and the reason being by the other 17 .. ” She’s LOUD, Obnoxious, Gets Defensive.. Disruptive.. Everyone said.. ATTENTION seeking and will break out in song..

    One girl even said.. ” She’s always starting something and she always sits beside me because she wants more camera time because I’m prettier than her. ”

    The pity part..She wears this ratty old wig that is always slippin around on her head.. and one of the girls said..
    something like..” I don’t like her.. Something is strange ( ?) She wears worn out clothing and doesn’t know how to dress.. Like she wears Heels with Sweat Pants.. Who does that..”

    OK sex.. She is absolutely obsessed with sex.. She talked about going out with Wesley Snipes for a year and he had the biggest Penis..and it hurt her and was very uncomfortable.

    She has asked a couple of guys what size shoes they wore.. She said that she wanted to have some action while she’s with these people..She flirts unashamedly with these men..and just grosse.. ( they reject her)

    Let me think.. uhm.. OH they asked Stacey to keep someone company while they played a trick on the other girl..So Stacey took her aside and said..

    ” I have something to ask you.. I am so horny how can I masterbate in this house? ( ugh) The other girl just laughed and said..” What?” and Stacey just went on and on AND on. So Vulgar and obnoxious.. ( Now THIS is coming from ME!)

    One was about this guy X needed to share a bed with his roommates.. and Stacey said.. ” So and so ( can’t think of his name) is willing to sleep with a Gay guy, but not with X?

    And all the people in the room said..” I would sleep with a gay guy no big deal..” She realized how homophobic ( Scientologist) she sounded ..and said..” God you guys I was being sarcastic.. ”

    She has attempted to use Scientology on them a handful of times and totally backfired. Confront and Shatter mostly.. OH..she told a cast member that she was ” COVERTLY HOSTILE ” AND THE girl goes..” What cha mean?” and she says repeatedly ” Well reality is YOUR reality.. It is what is real to you.. and I have my own reality.. ( eyerolls from cast)

    OH and ” You are duplicating what I feel..”

    She has also announced after her announcing that Scientology has helped her so much.. SHE STATES SHE IS A BROKEN PERSON.. LOW ESTEEM.. THREATENED BY younger prettier women..

    OH and get this..She states that she is a CHRISTIAN WITH DEEP SPIRITUAL BELIEFS IN Christianity.. and she says a few times..” My spirit doesn’t want you here..” She IS a HOT MESS..

    People are saying she is so depressive and only wants to talk about depressive things..and she Cries at the drop of a hat always.

    Right now she is a Trainwreck and really making Scientology look bad. REALLY REALLY REALLY BAD..

    This segment is about an Older lady going into the laundry room.. Smelling stinky clothes in the washer ( They say she’s dirty in other episodes) and watch it to 14:44 .. This is what she is like on a DAILY BASIS. Seriously..

    and I took the bullet for you guys I have watched her on 24 episodes! Good Gawd I need a shrink.. xoxo love Bae

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCbZBq3P1FU#t=385.097207

    • flyonthewall

      thnx Baby, I liked that

      • Baby

        It is my only guilty pleasure fly.. ( Big Brother) I was not going to watch it because of my feelings for Stacy.. ugh

        but she only comes across as an attention seeking pathetic being. I am watching her unravel..

        But at the same time I am glad that she is truly showing the viewers how really really Pathetic a Scientologist can be… ( I can’t think of another word)

        and she cries at the drop of the hat.. She is all over the place. She loves being the Victim.. Like she’ll scream out at control and then go to her room and say.. “NO ONE LIKES ME..” BOO FUCKIN HOO

        • Kestrel

          Kind of like a fish out of water? A clam exposed to the elements?

          • Baby

            Yep Kes!

        • flyonthewall

          O.O she just needs a another intensive, straighten her right up

          • Baby

            She’ll get it.. that’s for sure fly..

            • Sex Check!

            • Baby

              OMG.. hahhahahahaha.. Hi sweetie.. love your picture xo

        • Isn’t showing (merely) ‘human emotion’ considered a bad thing by Scientology (I don’t have the term right, do I?).

          Still, crying had got to be low-toned, doesn’t it?

          • Baby

            Absolutely OB.. 100% correct xo

    • iampissed

      Who

    • TexasBroad

      Hi Baby!
      Thanks for “taking one for the team” – Enjoyed your summary, but couldn’t have watched it myself. It does sound like she might be in trouble for it later, celebrity or not. No one has called her on being a Scientologist? I’ll be surprised if no one does before it’s over.

      • Kestrel

        As far as being a celebrity, I would not recognize her if I passed her on the street.

        • TexasBroad

          I only know of her through the Bunker, but I think she enjoys celebrity status in the church.

          • Kestrel

            Compared to KUBA Ka, yes.

          • Sang at TC’s birthday bash makes her a sad twat.

        • When I read that I got “pissed on her”…

      • Baby

        BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRROAD.. My sweet little fairy..

        The gentleman she told wasn’t impressed that’s for sure.. He is older, real classy, ( He acted in game of Thrones ) and didn’t gossip.. never intervened when others were bullied.. Just keeps to himself .. rather boring actually for reality show..

        Great guy ( LIke Mac) excellent value system and character.. but SNOOZE to watch.. So I’m sure he didn’t tell anyone.. so it stopped with that conversation..

        That said.. ” WOO HOO.. IT WAS SAID.. by a Scientologist who was a HOT MESS..

        Miss you darlin.. smooches baby

    • beauty for ashes

      It is always good to have compassion. 🙂 I hope she really sees herself when she sees this. She really sounds depressed and disassociated right now Your description breaks my heart, and makes me see why If it is true, Leah really wanted to get her out too. Its never too late.

    • madame duran

      Fast forwarding to the Stacey Francis parts.
      Does this woman breathe? Her ranting went on non-stop against the older lady and she didn’t give her a chance to respond. Stacey could’ve made her point one time then let it drop but she went off and couldn’t shut her damn mouth. She’s nothing but a brawler. It’s not cute at all. Compare her attitude with the calm demeanour of the older, classy gentleman (he was the second person to be “exiled” along with Stacey on the first night. No whiny complaints. He closed his eyes to while away the time).
      I hate reality TV.

      • Baby

        Ridiculous.. Madame ..yes..

      • Baby

        Oh Madame I thought I had cued it up..damn..

    • Ella Raitch

      Why is she still there?

      ETA have read now that she has been evicted….how did she last till #6?

      ETAA – and what is the Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch Jeor Mormont doing there?

      ETAAA – “I think you’re ‘misduplicating’ what I’m saying”…..bwahahahaha WTF?

      • Baby

        Yep Misduplicating!!!! That is it Ella.. Hi honey

        The ones with deplorable behavior hang in the longest for entertainment.EDIT:
        She had the MOST deplorable behavior though trust me.. they wanted her out..( EVERYONE)

        Lord Commander is classy, but boring.. for this show. He went in for the experience. He regrets it, but can’t leave because he was voted as the person who will NOT be put up for eviction..

        • Ella Raitch

          How are you Babe xxx

          Well I’m glad you are on Stacy Francis bullshit watch, because I just couldn’t. Only ever watched the 2nd season of Big Brother and stopped well before the turkey slapping incident in Australia.

          Imagine how hard Francis lobbied to be on the show. Pretty sad and pathetic.

          • Baby

            Cringeworthy..

            I have another appointment with a Specialist tomorrow.. and hopefully I will eventually have good news…

            Right now I am hanging on.. thanks for asking.. I had 3 days of feeling good.. and today..Not so hot.. xo

    • I loved it when she told the guy she was a Scientologist and you saw the light of interest die in his eyes. Could watch that over and over.

      • Baby

        AND OVER! hahaha

  • flyonthewall
  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • Jimmy3

      Catsablanca Cat Clinic!

      • flyonthewall
        • Kestrel

          It would seem that Ashley H. has zero friends. We should help her with that.

          • flyonthewall

            i saw her first

            • Kestrel

              Allow me to stand aside.

            • flyonthewall

              i can get her while she’s emotionally vulnerable from her kitty dying. I don’t care

        • Jimmy3

          Yes. I was gonna say having a cute, punny name is not quite enough to trust them with your nims.

          • flyonthewall

            and get this. This guy only got 2nd place in their kitty costume contest. 2nd place!?? Look at him! He’s a doctor…with a bag!

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/299934e9d0142919fb0be6d39a0593ae2df5bc92c4d9852d21e2845eb7b6fa9f.png

            • beauty for ashes

              holy crap flyman, I thought he was standing!

            • flyonthewall

              ikr. He prob would of gotten 1st if he would of upped his IAS status

            • Intergalactic Walrus

              After reading Ashley’s review, I figure that they probably badgered him to put the IAS in his will, cause with that kind of veterinarian care, they know he ain’t gonna be around for long :O

            • Jimmy3

              Oh, thank Ron. Someone there IS qualified to treat animals.

            • Baby

              Holy shit..I wonder who got First place..damn.. so cute..

        • iampissed

          Thanks Fly interesting…can anyone say WISE.

        • EmmaDaoust

          ANY vet has to do blood work before ANY surgical procedure, even TEETH CLEANING on a cat!

        • Frodis73

          Oh screw this vet!!! Ashley should have taken her to court over that. I hope she is getting totally exposed. We all know she is prob subjecting pets to stuff they do not need for money.

    • flyonthewall

      the fucking cat is OT!? Is that even possible?

    • beauty for ashes

      I bet she thinks she audits the BTs out of animals.

      • Intergalactic Walrus

        Any more BTs coming out of my cat, and I’m gonna have to double up on the kitty litter. No thanks!

      • I have heard of a dog getting audited.

        • beauty for ashes

          Oh jeez Pete, of course. Why stop at humans, why not audit your dog?

          • I believe one method was to get the dog to feel more like a dog. Act afraid of the dog so that it got bolder and tried to assume the dominant role, which is just dumb as the human is the master, not the dog. Maybe they were just playing with the dog and calling it auditing? Who knows?

    • beauty for ashes

      this pug promises never to ascribe to any silly cult teachings, or else she’s saying hi.
      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8d3f151c025ba35ff95d0ebadb6dbc647a160c16fc7815ab126ea56b98d64059.jpg

    • PerpetualOutflow

      Thanks for posting this. What’s the story with your niece now?

  • Observer

    Just heard on Face Off: “There’s only so much you can polish a turd, and then it’s just a waste of turd polish.”

    For some reason I’m thinking of Captain Miscavige’s Clamemberg rallies.

    • beauty for ashes

      Please tell me that’s magical Nicholas Cage saying that.

      • Observer

        No, just one of the contestants. The team was two guys who had never done beauty makeups (part of the day’s challenge on the show), so they were practicing beauty makeup on each other. Episode spoiler: They won, too.

  • Intergalactic Walrus
    • beauty for ashes

      Golf really does require a control over the MEST universe. I guess it was his bashful nature, you know he was not a boastful man, so that’s why he didn’t play golf. Besides he was too busy for that.

    • Liberated

      Well, LRon did invent surfing….why not golf?

    • Missionary Kid

      If the OTees really have control over MEST, why don’t they have record breaking low scores? Oh, yeah, they need more auditing.

  • I’m sorry, but… “erotic sex”? As opposed to the other kind?

    I assume it’s a misspelling of “exotic”.

    • beauty for ashes

      depending on the time period, it wasn’t necessarily a must for women to think so anyway.

  • I hate “reality TV”. I love Baby.

    • Observer

      You’d like Face Off. It’s the only reality anything I watch. I don’t consider Leah’s show reality TV. It’s more of a documentary, imo.

      • Robert Eckert
        • Observer

          Not that one, lol.

          • Robert Eckert

            I know, but it was the first thing that came to mind.

      • Leah’s show is documentary indeed.

      • Missionary Kid

        She did have two seasons of a reality show, and I did watch that. Her present show is a documentary.

      • Baby

        OH thanks OBS

      • Baby

        I can not give you an upvote weird .. Disq won’t let me..Jeeze

      • stanrogers

        Turns out it’s more about putting makeup on than taking faces off.

        • Observer

          But what makeup!

          • stanrogers

            Yeah, I’ll grant that. But in the words of Yosemite Sam when disappointed by the appearance cancellation of Fearless Freep, “I paid to see a high-diving act, and I’m a-gonna see a high-diving act!”

    • Baby

      Aww thanks Dodo..

      You couldn’t pay Mac to watch Reality TV.. I don’t like them all.. I like the UK BB though.. cause I like the drama ( bawwwwhahahaha)

      Survivor and Naked and afraid are my favorites..

    • Missionary Kid

      The only reality TV that I’ve spent any time watching was Leah’s reality show. What I gathered from it was that family is what is important. I’ll admit that I did fast forward through parts, but the second year, that included more of a reveal of what Co$ did to her, as well as family therapy with a psych, I paid closer attention.

  • Independent Scientology Scientolipedia slanders Leah Remini.

    https://twitter.com/Scientolipedia/status/829127310594945025

    • Observer

      Oy.

    • Juicer77

      I really hated that story’s headline because taken out of context it’s right back to the “crazy Xenu” story all over again and no one digs any farther to understand what’s really going on. Grrr….

  • Observer
    • EmmaDaoust

      I had a squirrel jump up on the bench and steal my peanut butter sandwich. It was bigger than he was. Another one broke into my house and ran off with a piece of toast. The police did nothing.

    • Missionary Kid

      At least it wasn’t a NY rat.

      • JJ

        Wouldn’t a broke in, he’d wait for you to open the door stroll right in rummage through the fridge grab some tastsies and the Tv remote go sit down on your couch and turn on Big Brother and look at you with a look that says: “What yu lookin at?”

  • Tony Ortega
    • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

      That guy deserves every sec check he gets.

    • Busted!

    • Baby

      Good Lord..

    • Ella Raitch

      Sock puppet forgot to change socks

    • iampissed

      there seems to be more people talking here…then people here.

    • iampissed

      Now I had to look up pendejo….Thanks.

      • stanrogers

        Not enough Cheech and Chong in your youth…

    • Frodis73

      Oh, he’s a real prince this guy. Plus, he voted for trump and is not pissed off at him. LMFAO!!!

      • Frodis73

        And all news is fake except Fox and Infowars. Xenu help us.

  • Baby

    OK.. for those interested..

    Stacey WAS JUST VOTED OFF.. by the Public..31:38 – 42:46

    When she was sitting with the group before she walked downstairs. she had Massive Boooooooos… and coming down the steps..

    When she sat with the host they started chanting ” Stacy Stacy.. Stacy..” Ok they did that because she delivered all the Nasty Drama that they wanted ( in the studio)( first time that happened) but the people who voted despised her! UK mainly.. ( I-Betty told me once.. “OMG don’t judge my country for what you see on the Big Brother..haha)

    You can hear her say a Scientology phrase..( Which I forget..ha) but you can see how they felt about her.. I think at the end a girl rallies around her on screen out of pity.. but others didn’t hold back.. OK.. love me…

    OH PS.. she even had the nerve to Promote a gig at the end..and Emma the host said that was the first time that has happened!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMWQMRKyXfk

    • madame duran

      Glad Stacey got booted (she seemed relieved about it). “Grateful for this opportunity”? For what? An opportunity to feed her attention-seeking.self? Her mouth doesn’t stop running.

      Jedward needs to go next.

      • Baby

        madame.. It was all an act.. IF she could have she would have been there until her last breath.. She sure loved that camera time eh?

        Non stop mouth.. Jedward ? Good Gawd..are they they weirdest lads? 25 years old? I remember them vividly as teens.. haven’t grown up much..Jeeze.

        Have you watched the whole thing?

        • madame duran

          By “watched the whole thing”, do you mean the entire video that you posted or do you mean if I follow/watched the entire season of CBB? I only viewed the clips you shared to observe Stacey’s obnoxious behaviour. I really can’t stand “reality TV”. My head would explode.

          • Baby

            I would have been shocked if you would have watched the entire season..hahahhaa

            I just asked that because you mentioned Jedward..xo

  • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

    Ot: The local JW have decided to double down on me and I am miffed. They would drive down my driveway every few months or so and I was always polite and told them I’m not interested in any discussion. (besides that time they showed up at 8 am on a Sat when I had the flue. Slammed the door in her face).
    So I put up with them showing up every few months for the past 7 or 8 years.

    4 weeks ago I opened the door and told them I was busy and shut the door. A week later the same ones show up and I am in my coat and about to walk out and tell them that it is not okay that they are blocking my garage door please leave and don’t come back to my property.

    Last week two different people show up and I told them to please remove me from any visiting list they have. They both said it would be done.

    Today a different couple came by when I wasn’t home and talked to my kid.
    Now I am pissed.

    I resent being forced to put no trespassing signs at my mailbox if that’s what it takes (the only way to be seen) only because of them. I am considering sending a letter to the elders at the kingdom hall a notice that I hold them responsible for feeling harassed and having to purchase signs I would never have posted otherwise and letting them know that if they ignore those I will seek legal council to enforce the no tresspass laws.

    • You need the Jehovah’s Witness Protection Program.

      • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

        No. They need the Nose protection program now.

        • Juicer77

          Ooooooooo!!! 😉

      • PerpetualOutflow

        You mean the Protection from Jehovah’s Witnesses program.

        • Jimmy3

          That’s what he said.

    • Jimmy3

      Tell them you can’t be contacted at home, but give them an address that you “work” at, and a phone number. (The nearest Scientology org/mission. Don’t tell them that).

      Politely ask them for their contact info so that you can reach them if they haven’t gotten back to you. Give this to the nearest Scientology org/mission.

      In less than a week the JWs will be trying to recruit scientologists, and vice versa.

      • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

        I wish I had done that a few years ago.
        If I was a good at lying they would have ignored me long ago. I can’t do it. I want to tell them I despise shunning and that we donate blood and the world didn’t end in 1970 so how can you believe this crap. Before today I viewed them as nice uniformed people. 4 visits in 4 weeks and coming back when I told you you are trespassing and to remove me from the list and you come back in under a week? Passive aggressive is how I see it and I will tell them that.

        • iampissed

          Search google there is a letter that works. Or get a cheap lawyer to write a letter.
          I feel for you.

        • Jimmy3

          A lot of these situations are just honest mistakes or lack of communication tho. I had to tell 4 different people to stop calling me about Hillary. She has my vote you don’t need to sell me with random cold calls. Please take me off your list. Each one apologized and assured me it would be removed. But maybe they were working off different or outdated lists.

          But it is different when they’re coming to your home, and you have every right to be pissed.

      • iampissed

        I like.

      • Ella Raitch

        Mutually assured (bank) deduction

      • Qbird
    • Baby

      Nose Please answer the door nekked one day.. I would do it in a heartbeat.

      • PerpetualOutflow

        Ass first, Tank style.

        • iampissed

          Dam yaaaaa.

        • Baby

          OMG..hahahhaha..I can’t even..

      • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

        This is not good advice Baby! Hahaha!

        • Baby

          Trust me..IF they saw me NEKKED they would NEVER return..xo

      • JJ

        Those two go together for me, I did once answer the open door in a see through slip in the middle of house cleaning one spring. It was the Jehovas Witnesses. Perfect.

        • Baby

          See there ya go.. did they come back JJ? hahah

          • JJ

            No…..but I had to buy a pamphlet to get the woman (with a child in stroller) off the porch! Then I went and burned the pamphlet entitled: “Is The Homosexual My Neighbor.” in the BBQ. My father had died of AIDS two years before, it’s all I could think of. I was like 16 at the time.

            • Baby

              Errrrrrrrrrrrgh..

              I’m sorry about your father JJ… Tragic..sigh

            • JJ

              Thank you Baby.

            • Baby

              ((HUGS))

    • iampissed

      Feel for ya…I have Mormon problems. To those who got into Scientology at a young age
      we wogs have the same problems sometimes.
      ETA….what Baby said…if you are of a mind.

      • Liberated

        Did you know (I just learned this) that mormons believe the garden of eden…yes the one from the Bible, is 35mi. north of Kansas City Mo.?

        How’s that for crazy?

        • iampissed

          You just learned that….

          • Liberated

            Yes

        • iampissed

          And to be honest…it’s no crazier then anywhere else.

    • Missionary Kid

      Post the sign, “No solicitors.” It’s worth it.

    • Douglas D. Douglas

      Hah! My wife cringes when she sees the JWs on our street, because she knows I will engage– and directly confront them. Very nicely, very politely, but in no uncertain terms.

      • Missionary Kid

        I used to engage them, but now I don’t bother. What happens if I do that is that the people coming to my door aren’t used to the challenges that I present them with, and, because they spend a lot of time with me, the “sales manager”, as I call him or her, comes around and decides to wind it up.

        • Douglas D. Douglas

          That’s pretty much my experience.

    • Juicer77

      Do you mind if I share tweet the link to this comment to Lloyd Evans? Would be interested to hear his opinion of how to deal with it.
      I would put a copy of Lloyd Evan’s new book cover (Reluctant Apostate) and the JWSurvey.Org website by your front gate and mailbox… and front door. What nerve. I was just reading about the pressure that is put on these “Pioneers” to make their stats for the week (sound familiar?)

      • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

        Sure. I’m almost to the point of being calm enough to compose a letter. Almost.
        I resent being forced to engage with them at all.
        Checking out those links now.

        • Juicer77

          I tweeted to him. Will see if he has any helpful advice. I’m sorry this has gotten so troublesome for you. 🙁

      • Qbird

        oh that’s a fine idea right there,JJ!

      • Juicer77

        Lloyd Evans tweeted back… “You can request to be put on the “do not call” list and put a sign in the window reminding them of this.” So your plan of contacting the nearby Kingdom Hall is sound. AND put a notice of this by the door and any approaches to the house.

    • Qbird

      Ask them if they have seen Geoffrey Jackson’s testimony in Australia for the Royal Commission of 2015 regarding their organization’s protection of child molesters & pedophiles.
      Tell them your feelings on disassociation, disfellowshipping, on blood tranfusions, that the governing body is merely 7 MEN that are NOT anointed… tell them that it is ridiculous that women (half the population) are not allowed to touch the Elder’s books or even hold the mic, or become elders themselves. Tell them you are bad association; you are one of the people that will be murdered by their god at Armageddon, you are the weed that will be pulled. Btw, why is Tony Morris so concerned with tight pants, ffs?
      Then tell them that you want to be put on their local Kingdom Hall ‘Do Not Call’ list.
      period.
      They are required to honor your request.
      If they do not, then yes, call the police.

      I did this. I told them all these things… I also had the added extra personal experience of a stranger claiming to be a witness, a man, come to my house & told them that this was completely unacceptable — to never ever send a strange man to my house again. I said all this with honest anger. They do not call on me anymore.

      • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

        Hmmm. I may add a few of those points to my letter. I am going to make a print out with some of that info to put next to my front door for a bit in case they show up before they get my letter. The won’t see it until they are ringing my doorbell since the door is an a alcove. 😊

        • Qbird

          You ‘hit’ them with some truth about their organization & policies — that’s JW entheta… they cannot allow their people to hear that stuff. And, no kidding, insist on being put on their DNC list… I was told by several that this is a real thing & must be honored.

          • Mrs. B ( noseinabk)

            That’s why I’m sending a letter. I told them that last week. They both nodded and said they would remove me. Two different ones came yesterday. Even if it is a miscommunication 4 times in a month trespassing on my property and time is crazy.

            • Qbird

              see FB reply, Nose.

            • Qbird

              I get that. I understand. You will tell them the truth. They will stop calling on you.
              Stay calm sweetheart.

  • Baby

    Night all.. yawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwn love you all.. Behave in here.. xox baby

    • iampissed

      Night

    • Missionary Kid

      Sweet dreams, Baby. I’m definitely feeling better. I have been able to sleep in a bed the last several days. May all your days be better.

      • May both of your days be better.

        • Missionary Kid

          Thanks. Everyone, for your good health, get your flu shot. I skipped it.

          • iampissed

            Side eye…but I will upvote.

            • Missionary Kid

              I had measles and mumps as a child. I can remember the great lessening of anxiety on the part of parents when first the Salk, then the Sabin vaccines were available for polio.

              When someone can show scientific, not anecdotal proof, of the harm of vaccines, I’ll stop my advocacy for vaccines. I also realize that viruses mutate.

              The data on the current flu vaccine is that has a much lower death rate among people who have been vaccinated is lower than for people who didn’t get vaccinations.

            • Missionary Kid

              To add. My father had polio as a child. Luckily, it was a relatively mild case.

            • iampissed

              I’m thankful for that….really.

            • Missionary Kid

              He was born about 200 km south of the Arctic Circle in Sweden early in the 1900’s. If I understand what he said correctly, they really didn’t know quite what it was. It must have been difficult for him when he immigrated to the U.S. at 17, because if the immigration officials had sensed his deformities (One leg was shorter than the other, and his right arm, his dominant one, was much less muscled than his left) they may not have let him into the country.

              After he died, at 90, I learned of the post-polio syndrome, which I believe he had. I have one friend who had gotten back to be able to walk that lost it due to the syndrome. Thank goodness, my father’s symptoms were never that severe, but his post-polio syndrome did, I believe, affect his health.

      • Baby

        Oh honey.. sigh.. Glad you are better and improving day by day..

    • MereCatWatcher

      Sleep well Baby. Thinking of you. Been quiet on the commenting front.

      • Baby

        Thanks honey bunny.. xoxo..

  • iampissed

    We have brand new sheets on the bed….soooooo goooood.

    • Frodis73

      That is one of my fav things! Especially if you just got out of the shower/bath too. Sweet dreams.

      • iampissed

        Heading for shower….it will be my second today. But hey Frodis decrees so it shall be.

        Thanks

  • Missionary Kid

    I just got done watching Escaping Polygamy. The manipulation of family and friendships to keep people in the cults are similar to Co$. The polygamists all are taught that the rest of the world is a very evil place.

    • Jimmy3

      The world is an evil place. If the polygamists are safely sheltered from it, that’s a good thing.

      • Missionary Kid

        Gee, Jimmy, why don’t you make sure that you’re well sheltered and join them? Of course, they, like Co$ also restrict information for their members.

  • Feb 13 York UK Film Screening of A Queer and Pleasant Danger, the Kate Bornstein story.

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/film-screening-kate-bornstein-is-a-queer-and-pleasant-danger-tickets-30488406645

  • EmmaDaoust
  • Shivani33

    Hogamous, higamous
    Man is polygamous
    Higamous, hogamous
    Woman monogamous

    Not in my book, baby. My nitrous oxide epiphany was more along the lines of “just leave me here until I die” while considering making a feeble, febrile grab at the nearest set of privates. That poor dentist might have been saved by the drill. Today’s Adventures in Sex with Hubfart (and his teeth) has been so zesty. Too bad the reality show, “Wife Swap” came along too late for him. Maybe he’d have been too busy to sprout his cult.
    “Mr. Hubfart, what happened with your first wife?” Hubfart grins expansively and replies, “she died.” ” And sir, what about your second wife?” Hubfart assumes an irritated expression. “I never had a second wife,” he replied, “but I’m very happily married now.” Talk about disfellowshitting.

  • Peter

    I have included Rachmaninoff’s “Isle of the Dead”! (By the way, good music)
    I walked across the action.All were very serious. Especially felt emotions from Sarah. Appears that it was not very bad for her!
    Very show! Dutch street red light district is resting!
    Then, LRH describes in his work as a thetan along the beam sent to Earth in a state of unconsciousness and forced to take the body …

  • Gus_Cox

    Wow! I missed the article first time around (hey, I wasn’t born yet!). It’s brilliant! Thanks Alexander Mitchell for writing it and for giving the introduction here.

  • mandymarie20

    If anyone is looking to buy a hunk of junk or precious Scientology relic, depending on your view, trunk_full_of_junk is selling stuff from the HMS Royal Scotsman aka the Apollo on Ebay. The stuff those parts have seen . . .

    http://ebay.to/2kl2h82

    • Dave Reams

      Unbelievable! Oh the stuff the middle of the night roaming commode d’or must have seen through the keyhole of that lock! COB has it much easier these days with the hidden spy cams in each room on the Freewinds

    • Dave Reams

      What I can’t fathom is why a Hubbardite would not spent a few hundred dollars to own these divine religious artifacts ??? True very few of them have a few hundred dollars to spend but what about Cruise? Cartwright? Van Susteren? De Vos? Bannon? Conaway? Travolta?

      • mandymarie20

        Cruise can buy them and some poor Sea Org member with have to spend hours spiffing them up

        • Dave Reams

          Oh yes! A win-win situation! Cruise get’s the trinkets and a Sea Org member gets the honor of servicing “the most dedicated Scientologist on the planet”.

          • JJ

            “servicing the most dedicated Scientologist on the planet.” Are they still doing interviews for that? I thought Tom was marrying that English girl Emily. Think it’s been out of the news long enough for her to be past the entry level courses…

  • Peter

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8db358e0cacac1f2f82353de44f4bcfad37759690d81118e354f397c75145dd9.jpg

    Sara Elizabeth Bruce Northrup Hollister (April 8, 1924 – December 19, 1997) was an occultist who played a major role in the creation of Dianetics, which evolved into the religious movement Scientology. Sara was the second wife of science-fiction author L. Ron Hubbard, who would become the leader of the Church of Scientology.[1]

    Sara Northrup was a major figure in the Pasadena branch of the Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), a secret society founded by the English occultist Aleister Crowley, where she was known as “Soror [Sister] Cassap”. She joined as a teenager. From 1941 to 1945 she had a turbulent relationship with her sister’s husband John Whiteside Parsons, the head of the Pasadena branch. Though a committed and popular member, she acquired a reputation for disruptiveness that prompted Crowley to denounce her as a “vampire.” She began a relationship with L. Ron Hubbard, whom she met through the O.T.O., in 1945. She and Hubbard eloped, taking with them a substantial amount of Parsons’ life savings and marrying bigamously a year later while Hubbard was still married to his first wife, Margaret Grubb.

    Sara played a significant role in the development of Dianetics, Hubbard’s “modern science of mental health”, between 1948 and 1951. She was Hubbard’s personal auditor and along with Hubbard, one of the seven members of the Dianetics Foundation’s Board of Directors. However, their marriage was deeply troubled; Hubbard was responsible for a prolonged campaign of domestic violence against her and kidnapped both her and her infant daughter. Hubbard spread allegations that she was a Communist secret agent and repeatedly denounced her to the FBI. The FBI declined to take any action, characterizing Hubbard as a “mental case”. The marriage broke up in 1951 and prompted lurid headlines in the Los Angeles newspapers. She subsequently married one of Hubbard’s former employees, Miles Hollister, and moved to Hawaii and later Massachusetts, where she died in 1997.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Northrup_Hollister

    • Dave Reams

      Interesting! One can infer that Sara “stole” Jack Parson’s from his wife / her sister and the later stole off from Jack with LRH.

      By the way, Jack’s birthname was Marvel.

      • Qbird

        Hiya Dave. Quick note: Helen, Sara’s older sister, was indeed married to Jack when she decided to have an affair with the Agape Lodge’s then leader, Wilfred Talbot Smith. She got pregnant by Smith & after her divorce from Parsons, she then married him. Oh sure, everyone was fine with it all — bc “do as thou wilt” and all that, tacit approval perhaps… in other words, Jack’s wife, Helen, was preggers by another guy already when Jack decided to fuck her sister. That’s my take on it.

        • Dave Reams

          Thanks! I suppose Ron Hubbard plooked Helen as well as he was prone to do to the women in Jack’s house?

          • Qbird

            gosh, who knows… 1946 – 47.
            Sex, drugs, rock & roll, occult + science + science fiction
            plus a fuckin’ hypnotist confidence trickster, L.Ron =
            babalon working & a guy totally ripped off.
            Hubbard destroyed anyone who got close to him.

  • Mac

    Oh my Gawd. The man is a kook, quack and con all in one.

    • JJ

      Got it in one!

  • PP

    This comment may get deep sixed as most of my Discus comments here get deleted/marked as spam, with a note “Detected as spam Thanks, we’ll work on getting this corrected.” . If Tony or a Mod could please safelist me if possible as it is very frustrating not to be able to participate in this community or there is a bad bug in Disqus. Earlier comments were passed through but likely nothing here lately for me gets approved. Including this one.

    • Robert Eckert

      It shows up here, though date-stamped two days after we moved on to the new thread.