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How businesses that run on Scientology principles find Scientologist employees

Rod Keller takes us into the razzy world of Scientology classifieds. Sharpen up your resume!

Scientologists who are business owners are expected to manage them according to the writings of L. Ron Hubbard which are known as “Admin Tech.” The policies were written for managing a Scientology org or mission, but through the World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE) they have become the operating manual for any Scientologist in business. Like any other company WISE members recruit new employees, and we follow the help wanted ads to see what they reveal about Scientology.



The Razzline is one of the go-to places for Scientologists seeking work. Some ads are for Scientology itself, such as this ad for Narconon in Clearwater. As usual, there are no qualifications or experience in drug rehabilitation required to apply at Narconon.


MGE is hiring in Div 1 on a Scientology org board. WISE companies are organized the same way Hubbard devised for orgs and missions — the seven division org board. Div 1 is the Communications Division, responsible for personnel and internal communications. MGE provides consulting for dental offices. In 2010 the Tampa Bay Times published an article describing how patients were defrauded by Dr. Rene Piedra, a dentist who hired MGE, with the proceeds flowing to Scientology. Despite being driven to bankruptcy by Scientology and MGE, Dr. Piedra features the anti-Psychiatry front group CCHR on his web site today.


On Facebook, MGE advertises for Course Supervisors, Word-Clearers and a Book Store Officer. These are all posts in a Scientology org. Despite claiming to be secular rather than religious, WISE companies operate as if they were a Scientology org.


WISE members include a large number of vitamin and nutritional supplement companies. In the U.S. vitamin companies regularly evade restrictions on making claims for medical benefit with the use of a simple disclaimer that the product “is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.” By including these words Real Health Products is able to sell a Glucose Support Formula, a Blood Vessel Support Formula, a Life Support Formula and a Joint Support & Inflammation Formula. Only Scientologists need apply at RHP as familiarity with Hubbard Management Technology is listed first, above experience with QuickBooks and Excel. In most companies this would be a position in Accounting. In a WISE company it is listed as Treasury, the name of Div 3 on the org board.



Billionaire Bob Duggan is hiring for his management consulting company Genius, Inc. In 2015 Duggan sold his pharmaceutical company and is now turning his attention to the theory of Genius Culture promoted by clinical psychologist Dr. Alfred Barrious, whose 1980 article on the 24 characteristics of a genius caught the attention of L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard licensed and reprinted the article for Scientology staff. The policy letter “Genius” is based on the Barrious article. (Duggan split with his wife Trish in 2015 and he no longer attends events with her. We’re not sure about his current status as a Scientologist, but his involvement with Genius, Inc. suggests there might still be some link.)


Steinman Magic Carpets is always hiring. If a Scientologist in Florida is having trouble finding a job they can always sell rugs and velvet paintings in mall parking lots. The added benefit for them is that this company distributes copies of The Way to Happiness, the booklet that Scientology claims will calm civil unrest, reduce crime and prevent war. For children, the booklet How to Make Good Choices is available, based on The Way to Happiness.

— Rod Keller



We have a pretty interesting Monday story for you tomorrow, but we’re going to post it at a very strange time. For reasons that will become obvious later, we’re going to post our Monday story five hours early. Yes, that translates to 2 am here in the Eastern time zone, and 11 pm on the West Coast. (For once, we’ll have a 7 am post in London.)

So, hey, get a nap or something this afternoon and stay up with us tonight. We’ll be around to spread the story on social media in the wee hours.


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?



[ONE year ago] Ten years ago, all hell broke loose for Tom Cruise and the Church of Scientology
[TWO years ago] DONE DEAL: Billboard contract signed for site near Scientology’s Los Angeles ‘Big Blue’ HQ
[THREE years ago] DOX: Government disclosure shows extent of Scientology’s reliance on cheap foreign labor
[FOUR years ago] What Howard Stern should have asked Kirstie Alley about Scientology
[FIVE years ago] New criminal case for Scientology in France could shut it down permanently in that country
[SIX years ago] Did the Headleys And Their Lawsuit Torpedo the FBI Investigation of Scientology?
[SEVEN years ago] How Scientology Spied on Tom Cruise


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,328 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,459 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 1,961 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,441 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 504 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 392 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,699 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,567 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,341 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,115 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,461 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,027 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 6,947 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,114 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,695 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 2,955 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 1,995 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,707 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,233 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,322 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,462 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,782 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,638 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,757 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,113 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,415 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,521 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 1,924 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,795 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,378 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,873 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,127 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,236 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 13, 2019 at 07:00

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