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Scientologists told to seize on Australian stabbing death as a recruiting opportunity

Rod Keller has a report on the strange way Scientology is reacting to the news out of Sydney…

In the wake of the stabbing of two Scientologists in Sydney that left a Sea Org worker dead, Scientology has remained nearly silent on social media with its membership. According to policy, nobody can talk or know about the event except high level members of the Office of Special Affairs and the Ethics department. If they follow policy, Scientologists will never know the cause of the incident, that according to press reports so far it involved a son attempting to stop his mother from continuing on the Purification Rundown. Of course some members read the news, but it’s considered “entheta.”

Entheta means “enturbulated theta,” theta being the life force that is one of the basic concepts in Scientology. Enturbulated is not a real word, but rather a Scientology shibboleth, a word used only by the group meaning in an agitated or disturbed state. Entheta is a danger to any Scientologist, and in particular to people at the AO after the event. Exposure to entheta is to be avoided at almost any cost.



There was one directive given to Scientologists following the tragedy. In theory the only counter to entheta is theta, and the only way to increase theta is to increase Scientology activity. Scientologists are being urged to come in for their next step on the Bridge, and to bring in new people. A “selectee” is the Scientology term for a person brought into Scientology by an FSM, or Field Staff Member. Any Scientologist in good standing is an FSM.

It all makes sense internally to a Scientologist that this is the correct response. To an outside observer it ignores the personal realities that one is dead, one is injured, one may face 20 years in prison, and one may lose her son forever. But it’s the nature and policies of Scientology that cause its members to be callous, indifferent and without compassion to the individual. The welfare of the group and protecting Scientology eclipses any concerns for people.



Speaking of the Purification Rundown in Australia, the Melbourne org has a new offer, a special Purif pack just for kids. The Purification Rundown consists of large doses of vitamins, long saunas and exercise. It does nothing positive other than the exercise, but L. Ron Hubbard claimed that drugs, toxins and radiation are sweated out of the body leaving it more pure.


As we reported in 2017, there are no adjustments made in the amount of vitamins taken to account for body weight. This young Purif subject had the same dosage as somebody four times her weight. And for what? These children have certainly never taken any illegal drugs and Scientology parents in general provide more fresh and organic food than the rest of the population. It’s a mystery what toxins they are supposed to sweat out, although we have heard reports that the Purif is being promoted as a way to flush out childhood vaccines, a deeply unscientific claim.



And so in order to entice children onto the Purif, Melbourne is offering snacks and a card game. Nudie Juice is an Australian brand that offered the first fresh juice in stores when it opened in 2003. An Icy Pole would be called a Popsicle in the US.


But the Purif offers another less tasty treat. In order to “unleash” the body fats that are supposed to store toxins, participants drink a blend of vegetable oils. It’s not from the original Hubbard policy, but the blend used now includes soy, walnut, peanut, safflower, and evening primrose oils. It’s certainly more tempting to a child to come in for a Nudie Juice than a drink of cooking oil.

— Rod Keller


More South African expansion!

Head’s up Johannesburg: Scientology is getting into your police force…



Start making your plans!


Scientology’s celebrities, ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and more!

[Catherine Bell, Chick Corea, and Nancy Cartwright]

We’ve been building landing pages about David Miscavige’s favorite playthings, including celebrities and ‘Ideal Orgs,’ and we’re hoping you’ll join in and help us gather as much information as we can about them. Head on over and help us with links and photos and comments.

Scientology’s celebrities, from A to Z! Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Scientology’s ‘Ideal Orgs,’ from one end of the planet to the other! Help us build up pages about each these worldwide locations!

Scientology’s sneaky front groups, spreading the good news about L. Ron Hubbard while pretending to benefit society!

Scientology Lit: Books reviewed or excerpted in our weekly series. How many have you read?



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[FOUR years ago] Ryan Hamilton makes it 26 lawsuits against Scientology’s drug rehab scheme
[FIVE years ago] VIDEO LEAK: Scientology’s November IAS Gala, featuring a slimmed-down David Miscavige
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[SEVEN years ago] Scientology in Turmoil: Debbie Cook’s E-Mail, Annotated


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,321 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,452 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,954 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,434 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 497 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 385 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,692 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,560 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,334 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,108 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,454 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,020 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,940 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,107 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,688 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,948 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,988 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,700 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,226 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,315 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,455 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,775 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,631 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,750 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,106 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,408 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,514 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,917 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,788 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,371 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,866 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,120 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,229 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 6, 2019 at 07:00

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