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Here it is, your passport to Scientology godhood: Next stop, infinity!

 
Sunny Pereira has come through with a great treat for us today. It’s her Scientology “passport,” and we have it complete for you.

A Scientology passport? Yeah, we weren’t familiar with it either. But we’re sure glad Sunny managed to save hers. We asked her to help us understand what it was.

The Bunker: So you went Clear in 1990, and this was issued in 1994. How long did you continue to get it stamped?

Sunny: It’s complete up to 2004, when I left.

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The Bunker: Looking at it now, what are your feelings about it?

Sunny: I don’t think it was common for too many people to keep them updated, because when I was at Flag they didn’t have the stamps handy and had to dig them up. Seemed like the orgs were unfamiliar with them for the most part.

The Bunker: Interesting. An idea that didn’t last long.

Sunny: No, it didn’t seem like many kept them updated. Not sure why I always did. It has stamps from CC, ASHO and Flag. At the time they were issued, I guess it made sense to have everything validated in one place. The logic of passing it through lifetimes escaped all of us, I think. It’s pretty clear it’s for many lifetimes with some of those quotes. It also lists things that haven’t been released, like some of the films. It goes up to OT XV, which I’ve never noticed before.

The Bunker: This is cute: “This passport may be renewed by the bearer for an unlimited number of lifetimes, by claiming a new passport with a new name each lifetime.”

Sunny: The last page talks about it being valid for the duration of the universe. My stamps don’t really matter. It’s the passport itself that’s the story. And as you can tell, I studied a lot of Scientology.

The Bunker: It’s a fun relic of Scientology at its height — 1994, just after getting tax exempt status. Yes, the TIME magazine article of 1991 had already come out, but in general the press was cowed. Scientology celebrities were doing well. It seemed like Scientology was on a roll.

Sunny: Yes. CC Int had just made Saint Hill size too.

The Bunker: Readers will probably be fascinated by it.

Sunny: Even though they may not be used often, I’m fairly certain they are still available and can get stamped and updated. It does say right in it that it doesn’t expire. If someone really wanted one, pretty sure orgs could provide one.

 

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Gosh, that’s fun. We might need to bug Observer about coming up with an Underground Bunker passport. How many of our courses have you completed!

 
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MEANWHILE, AT FACEBOOK…

 

 
Please join us at the Underground Bunker’s Facebook discussion group for more frivolity.

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,191 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,794 days
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 337 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 225 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,400 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,174 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 2,948 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,294 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 10,860 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,528 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,788 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,828 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,540 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,066 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,155 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,295 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,615 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,590 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 946 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,248 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,354 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,757 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,629 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,211 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,716 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 1,960 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,069 days.

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3D-UnbreakablePosted by Tony Ortega on July 30, 2018 at 07:00

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