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In Hollywood and in Italy, Scientology is making all your dreams come true!

[Narconon Sud Europe executive Giovanni Citterio (left) during opening ceremony yesterday]

Rod Keller keeps a close watch on Scientology’s front groups like Narconon. Here’s his latest report…

We previously reported that Scientology is opening a new Narconon drug and alcohol rehab facility in Osnago, Italy.


[Roman Scientologist Salvatore Martini speaking at the event]

Yesterday was the grand opening, and they already have a success story. A patient has completed the detox portion of the program and is ready to begin the sauna, vitamins and Scientology training routines that comprise the program. As with all of Scientology, success stories are required in Narconon before moving on to new levels.



Abstinence phase

When I arrived I was very disarmed and I did not want to stay here. I was resentful with my family members who wanted to leave me here. Then it helped me a lot to talk with the other guys about the program and so with the whole group. I felt comfortable with everyone, you are exquisite and available people and this made me stay. In these days I have asked myself many times how you do and this will always remind me of it. I learned a lot from you, help others without complaining. I have learned to be in front of me, I will never forget it, I feel good, I have resized my mind.

68 years

Narconon has produced a video of the facility, showing the group bedroom, Scientology org board and sauna used in treating addicts.


The opening brings the number of Narconons operating in Southern Europe to 10, including one each in Turkey, Egypt and the Republic of Macedonia. Unlike with the planned Narconon Ireland, there is no local opposition to any of these facilities. Despite the closures in recent years of facilities in Georgia, Placerville and Trois-Rivières, Narconon is expanding with recently opened locations in the U.K., Denmark, Florida, California, Mexico, Italy and Turkey.



We previously reported on Celebrity Center International in Hollywood and their well-known seminars for aspiring actors to introduce them to Scientology. There’s a new crop of industry professionals offering career advice at CCI based on the L. Ron Hubbard book The Problems of Work, as well as the Oxford Capacity Analysis personality test, and we should introduce them. Tom Ayers is a stand-up comedian and working actor in TV and movies. His roles are small, such as “guy with cast” in a 1999 episode of Mad About You, but there are many aspiring actors in Hollywood who would love to appear three or four times a year in roles such as this. Ayers’ seminar is based on Scientology: the Fundamentals of Thought.


Jean Dale Glass has few credits to her name, but has worked in Hollywood production offices for many years. Her seminar is advertised as an opportunity to take the Oxford Capacity Analysis test, the personality test used as a recruiting tool at orgs and missions around the world and is completely unrelated to Oxford University.


Gary Imhoff was a teacher at Milton Katselas’ Beverly Hills Playhouse, which fed many young actors to CCI in the 1980s and 90s. His numerous credits include minor parts on TV, in movies and several voice-over roles. His event also appears to be based on the OCA test.


Lynette McNeil is the owner of a private acting school a few blocks from the Paramount Studios lot. Actor Jason Lee was previously listed as one of her students, but has been removed from the list probably because he is no longer a Scientologist. Her seminar is based on The Problems of Work by L. Ron Hubbard.

— Rod Keller


Perth is Ideal!

Scientology’s own photos from yesterday’s festivities in Perth have come in…


And here are the local shills Scientology managed to line up to speak at the event: Paul Shiel, Medal Missionaries Community; Steve Hansen, Business Council of Western Australia; Dr. Jaya Krishnan, Australian Natural Medical Association; and Dr. Bernard Doherty, Professor of New Religious Movements, School of Theology at Charles Sturt University.


Make your plans now!


Wow, we’re now less than two months out, and Chee Chalker is working hard to make sure things are going to run smoothly at this year’s HowdyCon in Chicago, June 21-23. As in past years, we’re looking forward to meeting readers of the Bunker, culminating in Saturday night’s main event.

The biggest difference this year is that our Saturday night event is separate from that evening’s dinner. Chee is setting up an inexpensive pizza dinner that you don’t need to pay for ahead of time, after which we’ll walk over to the theater where our event, hosted by Chicago Fire star Christian Stolte, will take place. Because it’s a separate event, we’re asking that you pay $10 each to get into the Saturday night event, which will help us recoup what the Bunker paid for the venue. (We have never made a penny on our HowdyCon meetups, we only try to break even.)

Please email your proprietor (tonyo94 AT gmail) in order to reserve your spot for Saturday night’s main event. Seating is limited, and we’re going to have some really interesting people on stage and they may make a few announcements that you don’t want to miss.



Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,106 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,709 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 252 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,315 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,089 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,863 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,209 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,703 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,743 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,455 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 981 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,070 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,210 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,530 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,505 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 861 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,163 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,269 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,672 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,544 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,126 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,631 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,875 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 12,984 days.


3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on May 6, 2018 at 07:00

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