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Scientology and evolution: The otherwordly experience of reading ‘A History of Man’

 
This week in ‘Scientology Lit’ we’re looking at perhaps our favorite book by L. Ron Hubbard himself, the infamous ‘A History of Man’ of 1952. By that year, Hubbard had committed to the idea that Scientology, grown from the ashes of Dianetics, would pursue the idea of past-life therapy. This book was intended to give auditors some guide to the crazy stuff they would be finding in the far pasts of the people they would be auditing. Because, as Hubbard explains, when you go millions and billions of years into a thetan’s past, you literally go back through the history of evolution itself to times when, for example, the thetan inhabited not a human being but various kinds of mollusks. We’ve selected parts of the lengthy fourth chapter from the book in the name of Fair Use, so that you can get a sense of the book and give us your thoughts on it.

 
THE GENETIC LINE consists of the total of incidents which have occurred during the evolution of the MEST body itself. The composite of these facsimiles has the semblance of a being. This being would be called the GENETIC ENTITY or the “GE”.

The GE is not an actual individual but a composite of individualities assumed in the single lives along the evolutionary track.

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The discovery of the GE makes it possible at last to vindicate the theory of evolution proposed by Darwin and to discover the various missing connections in the line as well as to explore the characteristics, goals and developmental urges of organisms on the evolutionary line. Further, the discovery of the GE makes it possible to adjust hitherto contrary material in the theory of evolution.

Darwin and others proposed some scores of years since that an animal body was developed by necessity into successive organisms, each one better adjusted to its environment. The organisms began in simplicity and graduated through successive aeons into complexity. Darwin proposed that natural selection was the guiding principle and that protoplasm, genes, etc., were alone capable of modifying the organism. Later workers proposed ingenious theories of electronic mutation. Prior to these discoveries of Darwin and others Earthmen accepted various impossibilities as the explanation of the variety of animal forms. The Vedic theories persisted until the early A.Ds. when a new cult arose in the Middle East (30 N. Lat. 30 to 80 E. Long. Earth) and proposed that animals had been created suddenly from mud by a Creator and that this included Man. The Vedic peoples had proposed much earlier that a sort of evolution was responsible for the various forms. Darwin and his co-workers picked up this theory after the Vedic hymns had been translated to Europe, about a century earlier, concurrent with the French-English conquest of India. Considerable turmoil resulted from the introduction of the Darwinian theories as these were then in direct contrast with the existing superstition.

A trial of a school teacher who dared teach the theory of evolution in a backwoods area of the United States resulted in a victory for the superstition, the school teacher standing convicted. But evolution received so much publicity over the world as a result that it is now the generally taught theory in schools. However, one should not think of evolution as a standard or precise theory. It is a sprawling and contradictory mass of poorly compiled data taken from ancient swamps and tar pits, and there are many schools of evolution. These are taught un-uniformly in biology classes. Biology is based on “cytology” or the study of cells. Existing theory in cytology is quite contradictory to various tenets of evolution. In other words, the field is poorly integrated and badly understood and not overly gifted with data. The discoveries in Scientology can be addressed to these sciences of biology and cytology with considerable profit. By auditing previously uninformed preclears up this evolutionary line, the results are similar if not identical.

The most direct address to altering the shape and form of the MEST body of the preclear is the auditing of the evolutionary line. Many illnesses, aches and pains are residual in the body line itself. These are restimulated by the environment or the thoughts and actions of the theta being and, once restimulated, alter the physical condition of the body. However, the body is responsive in present time to the command of a re-strengthened theta being and the shape and condition of the body can be otherwise changed than by solely addressing the GE.

Single or multiple cells respond each one as though it had its own GE. Very early on the time track, in the area of the photon converter or the “helper,” the GE and the cell entity are the same, for here the incidents are single cell incidents.

The theory of the epicentres applies very particularly along the MEST evolutionary line. This theory holds that in any given generation on the evolutionary line, the sum of its counter-efforts will form in the next generation, the new command post. Every central relay point of the nerve system has been, at some time or another on the evolutionary line, a command post or a sub-command post of the organism. As the organism develops these command posts each one is subjected to new counter-efforts which forms the area of the new command post. Thus the body has many old command posts from which the “somatic mind” (or GE) controlled all the responses of the body. The “funny bone” in the elbow is an old sub-command post, an old epicentre. Any point of reflex response in the body was an old command post or sub-command post. These epicentres stand along the nerve channels of the body and are like switchboards. They still command their immediate areas and, independently of the central command post in the brain, can cause reaction in their area.

The best example of this and the most important point for the auditor is the fact that two separate lines once merged (mollusc) and thereafter worked together as a team. These lines each one now has its own command post, its own memory bank. These two lines are the right and left brain lobes. The one in ascendancy ordinarily commands the one in subjugation. The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body. The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. Mal-coordination of the two halves of the body can be traced to imbalance or confusion or outright warfare between these two control centres. Half-paralysis, stroke, anaesthesed areas can be traced in part to this mal-coordination of the present lifetime epicentres.

Each one of these goes back as itself along the same track, generation to generation, sharing the same experiences, until one reaches the mollusc or bivalve state where each one has a prior and independent and separate history. Either one is capable of controlling the whole body. In the bivalve state one finds them at war with each other in an effort to attain sole command of the entire bivalve.

Right- and left-handedness are caused by these mal-coordinations of the two lines. Actually one should be neither right-handed nor left-handed but ambidextrous. An entire technique, complete within itself, was worked out some months ago when I first encountered these phenomena. This technique has been working so well for some auditors that they wonder why any newer data is introduced. The technique consists of obtaining optimum communication amongst all epicentres in the body with the result of a complete unity of action by the body. This does a great deal for timing and coordination in general and has been known to eradicate severe psycho-somatic ills. Theta line techniques, being addressed to “I” rather than to the MEST body, produce swifter results.

Here is a wealth of material for the investigator. The principal incidents and circumstances on this line have already been located and were located before this data was released the first time. But innumerable structural puzzles are resolved with this data and few are the preclears whose bodies do not react vigorously to the suggestion that some of these incidents may exist, so violent is the charge contained in these incidents. An E-meter has been known to drop as many as twenty dials on the auditor’s faint hint of the existence of the “helper” or the “weeper.”

Life on the evolutionary line is grim, very tooth and claw. So overpoweringly awesome has been life on this line that the violence pervaded the social theory of psychology for decades and, indeed has underlain the most basic philosophies of Man’s behaviour. Here, at the very least, is the explanation for so many theories in the past…

By the way, if you cannot take a warning, your discussion of these incidents with the uninitiated in Scientology can produce havoc. Should you describe “the clam” to some one, you may restimulate it in him to the extent of causing severe jaw hinge pain. One such victim, after hearing about a clam death could not use his jaws for three days. Another “had to have” two molars extracted because of the resulting ache. The clam and all these incidents are very much present in the GE and can be restimulated easily. So do not be sadistic with your describing them to people — unless, of course, they belligerently claim that Man has no past memory for his evolution. In that event, describe away. It makes believers over and above enriching your friend the dentist who, indeed, could not exist without these errors and incidents on the evolutionary line!

…There are extra-terrestrial GEs, perhaps GEs which evolved elsewhere and which are still elsewhere. These GEs would be on the evolutionary line of some other planet. They would not cross into this evolutionary line. But the theta being, where it has had a MEST body on some other planet may have had it in company with a GE there which had its own peculiarities. One almost never audits such a thing, but it is remarked that it can be there.

The following incidents are audited with the usual tools of Dianetics and Scientology, with due attention to TECHNIQUE 80. One may wonder what a clam might consider an overt act. The best way to find out is to put it on the E-meter and ask…

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The Clam

THE CLAM is a deadly incident but mostly when restimulated on purpose. Although this area of the track is called the CLAM, it is improbable that the actual animal was a clam such as our razorbacks. Visios on this seem to indicate that it is a scalloped-lip, white-shelled creature. The clam was, of course, quite thoroughly fixed to the rocks and the state is very static. The clam had many troubles. The first of these troubles is the double-hinge problem. One hinge wishes to stay open, the other tries to close, thus conflict occurs. Here we have two control centres, both of them more or less equal in power, having no internal communication.

In the jellyfish we have the first third dynamic engrams where the goal is to hold together at all costs. As soon as the hinges are formed in the clam, we have our first efforts to be completely contrary and internally at war. The solution occurs when one hinge goes into apathy and the other assumes complete control.

The hinge epicentres later become the hinges of the human jaw. Should you desire to confirm this, describe to some uninitiated person the death of a clam without saying what you are describing. “Can you imagine a clam sitting on the beach, opening and closing its shell very rapidly?” (Make a motion with your thumb and forefinger of a rapid opening and closing). The victim may grip his jaws with his hand and feel quite upset. He may even have to have a few teeth pulled: At the very least he will argue as to whether or not the shell stays open at the end or closed. And he will, with no hint of the death aspect of it, talk about the “poor clam” and he will feel quite sad emotionally.

The clam had an astonishing number of adventures for so minor a creature. It would get things into its shell and be unable to get them out. It would get its shell stuck open and be unable to shut it. And it would come loose from its rocks under the surface of the water and get tossed into the broil of the surf. And it would become deserted by the tide and left to bake under a frying sun, a quite uncomfortable situation which restimulates sometimes in a sunburn.

There was or is a spore method of procreation used by the clam. The spore was put on the inside of the lip and permitted to grow. Eventually it became large enough to become a clam on its own and would depart. There is a guardian-emotion on the part of the clam for these spores and a sadness on their departure. But there is more to the spore than this. The spore was like a barnacle. When the clam was cast ashore, these spores were still alive in the shell. The sun would kill the inner cells of the “barnacle” while the outer shell cells still lived. The dead inner cells would form a gas which, under the heat, would explode violently to the agony of the living barnacle shell cells. This bursting was sudden and painful. These spores gave incidents which permitted the human teeth to have a pattern. The ancient bursting engrams are still dramatized by the teeth which, under stress, burst or feel like bursting. Running out some of these bursting incidents will take the ache out of a tooth rapidly. The “fifth nerve channel” is around the mouth and is heavy out of all proportion. A nerve channel is as heavy as it has to conduit pain away from the area. Thus I deduced that there must have been much pain in this area and that the “fifth channel” is the oldest main conduit and so it is. Audit all such incidents for all teeth and you have permanently taken the pain out of toothache and cut down decay. By the way, a barnacle, because of this bursting possibility, at length developed a “blow-out area” a cap which would blow easily. And teeth have such an area. It gives way and makes cavities.

The clam had many, many deaths. A scan across its deaths locates the one in restimulation. You will be amazed to find the clam sufficiently advanced as a cellular-somatic mind to have postulates, to think thoughts.

THE CLAM is actually a group of incidents rather than a single one.

 
The Weeper

After leaving the sea, the GE spent a half a million years on the beach. It had already known about air as a plankton, had known about the beach as seaweed and dying clam. But it nevertheless required some half a million years, according to the evolutionists, for the creature to learn to use the land.

The plights of THE WEEPER are many and pathetic. Still obtaining its food from the waves, it yet had to breathe. Waves are impetuous and often irregular. The WEEPER would open up to get food from the water and get a wave in the shell. It would vigorously pump out the water and try to get some air and then, before it could gulp atmosphere, be hit by another wave. Here was anxiety. Being still a shell animal, the mobility of the WEEPER is poor. It could not withdraw rapidly nor advance rapidly. Tides went out and left it to bake and thirst. The sand got into it. And it had to pump water swiftly in order to continue to live.

The WEEPER is so-called because it had to pump salt water. It was deduced that crying in a human being is very unnatural. Why is it that a human has to pump out some salt water in order to feel better — which is to say, why does crying out a grief charge produce such a change in a case? The incident must be one of pumping out salt water. And this is practically the total activity of the WEEPER which, living perilously on the edge of the surf, had to pump to eat and to breathe. The creature had two pumping tubes. These later became, because they were furthest toward the light, the eyes of the human being. These tubes had very rough treatment, getting full of sand, being battered by surf.

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The inability of a preclear to cry is partly a hang-up in the WEEPER. He is about to be hit by a wave, has his eyes full of sand or is frightened about opening his shell because he may be hit. An occluded case is sometimes merely a case of “shell-shut”.

Get the preclear to imagine that his eyes are in his mouth, looking out. Get him to scan through such a situation. You will find the weeper which he has in restimulation.

It you make a preclear go through all the physical motions of sobbing convulsively, no matter what his emotion may be, he may connect with the weeper. Belching, gasping, sobbing, choking, shuddering, trembling, are all manifestations of emotional dramatization of the weeper.

The weeper (originally called “the Grim Weeper” or the Boohoo) had trillions of misadventures. Scanning over these, the auditor will find the one or two which have remained in restimulation and which are open to auditing…

 

 
Being Eaten

In that so many fish and animals were equipped with so many teeth, it is inevitable that somebody somewhere on the track would have been eaten. And so it is, for there are a great many “being eaten” engrams. These minor circumstances are, of course, motivators. The auditor should realise that the GE itself did some eating and thus there are many of these eating engrams which are motivators. Diet faddists, people who will not eat meat are hung in maybes on the subject of digesting and being digested. Many strange psychosomatic ills and skin manifestation may be traced to these incidents.*

Anyone who knows TECHNIQUE 80 knows that dispersal of energy is a difficult condition to run. The GE about to be eaten by a fish, suddenly recognizes the fact. And his attention units disperse. In fact, he may disperse right off the couch. Few auditors, in the absence of TECHNIQUE 80, have been able to run “being eaten” incidents. Knowing about the dispersal of attention units and knowing that this is fear may permit an auditor at last to run and reduce these “being eaten” incidents.

There is a strange compliance on the part of the GE, in some cases to be eaten. Later on this may take on the form of compliance in being beaten or abused. Masochism on the GE line may have its seat in such incidents. There is an “emotion” of being able to at least assist the survival of another body by letting it be fed.

Auditing an “eating” incident consists of requiring the preclear to locate the dispersal of his attention units and the centre of that dispersal. The attention units may be located far behind the GE in the “eating” incident and should be traced from there back to the preclear until they are reduced.

* NOTE: Psoriasis may be caused by the action of digestive fluid in some incident where the preclear was being eaten. Subject to test…

 

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The Piltdown Man

Man’s first real Manhood is found in the PILTDOWN, a creature not an ape, yet not entirely a Man. It is so named not because it is accurately the real Piltdown Man but because it has some similarity.

The PILTDOWN contains freakish acts of strange “logic,” of demonstrating dangerous on one’s fellows, of eating one’s wife and other somewhat illogical activities. The PILTDOWN teeth were ENORMOUS and he was quite careless as to whom and what he bit and often very much surprised at the resulting damage.

Obsessions about biting efforts to hide the mouth and early familial troubles can be found in the PILTDOWN. It is a wonderful area in which to locate GE overt acts.

Keeping women at home for men and keeping a man from keeping one at home for women can be found in the CAVEMAN. Here one crippled one’s woman to keep her there or poisoned one’s man for having kept her there. Marital malaction often goes back to the CAVEMAN. Any condition of interpersonal relationships can be found in this area. Jealousy and overt acts around it, strangling, smashing in head with rocks, quarrels about homes, tribal rebukes, pack instincts can be found in THE CAVEMAN…

 
Assumptions

ASSUMPTION is the name given to the act of a theta being taking over a MEST body. This is occasionally found to be part of the record of the GE strong enough to be audited. It is the sensation of being taken over thoroughly, sometimes contains the shock of contact. The ASSUMPTION takes place in most cases just prior to birth for every GE generation.

Evidently theta being ASSUMPTION is recent on Earth. It is rare to find a theta being coming to Earth 35,000 years ago, rarer to find one earlier. 70,000 years ago is the present earliest arrival of a theta being on Earth. In a great many cases, the preclear (for the awareness of awareness of the preclear IS the theta being) will be found to have arrived on Earth for the first time only a few hundred years ago…

The main thing wrong with any preclear is that he cannot disentangle himself from entities and somatic entities, from demon circuits and MEST bodies. He wants to know WHO he is and WHERE he is…

But when he has done all these things, often at great labour, what does he have? He has a composite being, good enough to be called homo novis — a theta-animated MEST body possessed of new and desirable attributes. That doesn’t mean he has the preclear cleared. That doesn’t mean that he has located the preclear for the preclear and restored an ultimate self-determinism. It means the auditor has done well. The auditor has made what we are calling a MEST clear, a good, sane, rational MEST being about a skyscraper higher than homo sapiens. But in that homo sapiens is a pretty horrible thing to be, this isn’t good enough, not nearly good enough.

This homo novis is limited in his self-determinism by all the economic and social restrictions of an aberrated society. He is not free of food, clothing or shelter. He dies when you get him too cold, he perishes when the oxygen content drops too low. He is living in a tolerance band which keeps him cramped to the face of one second-rate planet in a tenth-rate system, prey to all the ill will that blows. Is this being free or self-determined? Maybe he is good enough to overlord his fellows into a security for himself never before possible. But that is his only real route towards security. He must fight and command for his three squares, he must use police protection in order to keep himself free of bullet holes and bumper marks. Compared to a homo sapiens, homo novis is very high and godlike. Compared to a truly self-determined being, homo novis is an ant ready to die under anybody’s mis-step.

This universe is a rough universe. It is a terrible and deadly universe. Only the strong survive it, only the ruthless can own it. Given one weak spot a being cannot long endure it for this universe will search it out and enlarge it and fester and probe it until that weak spot is a festering wound so large that the being is engulfed by his own sores.

Fighting this battle for survival, and fight it he must, a being in the MEST universe cannot seem to afford decency or charity or ethics; he cannot afford any weakness, any mercy. The moment he does he is lost — for he is surrounded by chilled, coarse rock and molten energy which, no matter the state of aberration of his social surroundings will engulf him instantly that he ceases to obey the very least laws of MEST….

Christianity and a million other -anities have struggled with this problem and the result is a pot-pourri of answers, none of which reconcile the problem. You have a soul —it goes off somewhere, you don’t know about it. You are a soul, you don’t know about it.

Today we live in a vast cult called “Worship the body.” Medical doctors, school teachers, parents, traffic officers, the whole society unites into this war-cry, “Care for the body.” This stems from the ignorance that the body is all that one has, that he will have just one body, that his total devotion is the care of that body.

A body is a vegetable. It is not even a sentient vegetable for it lacks perception in the whole theta range. Like any vegetable it grows from seed and has habit patterns which help it survive. And, like any vegetable, one way or another, it gets used by others.

…You can, at your own choice, go on living with and processing this composite known as homo sapiens and create homo novis. You can use Dianetics to make hitherto impossible strides. But be advised that in this choice you are living with paradoxes which no philosopher in all the ages ever reconciled-the injustice of death, the depravity of human beings as in Plato, the penalty of assisting another, the impossibility of having good ARC and survival too, the liability of being kind and merciful and every “unanswerable” religious paradox known. You, by persisting in yesterday’s reality are persisting then in problems which have never been resolved with the factors accepted. You are demanding of a MEST-theta composite that he be self-determined when every zephyr from a hard universe contains death for him and can turn him like a top; you are demanding that he be “careful” when his only salvation is to be care-free, you are saddling him with all the unanswered riddles of an aberrated life in an aberrated world. And you are condemning a preclear to the dwindling spiral — for the theta being as part of the composite decays fast and soon dies forever in the rigid apathy of MEST.

Thus this data is given you. In lieu of this data the only thing which could be given Man is the answering salute to the gladiators — they who are about to die.

As an auditor, the choice is yours to make the paradoxes or the answer. I would not give you this data unless it can be demonstrated on any preclear with ease. And I would not give it to you unless you needed it.

Here it is.

 
— L. Ron Hubbard

 
Thank you, Commodore! A historical note: By the time Hubbard published this book, “Piltdown Man” had already been exposed as a hoax. As for the “Genetic Entity,” Hubbard needed to invent it to deal with an inconsistency between the assertions he had made in Dianetics and his newer, past-life ideas in Scientology. Dianetics was based on the idea that your most important engrams (traumatic memories) occurred in the womb. But in Scientology, as a thetan you jump into a newborn baby to start a new lifetime — so who did those traumatic prenatal experiences happen to? He came up with the idea of the Genetic Entity, a sort of sub-thetan, that transfers biologically from body to body, but is subservient to the thetan. As for the assertion that we continue to have memories from our time as clams, biologist PZ Myers pointed out to us that human beings don’t actually share an evolutionary line with hinged mollusks. Of course, thetans can jump into any creature they want, so hinged clams it is.

 
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HowdyCon 2019 in Los Angeles

This year’s HowdyCon is in Los Angeles. People tend to come in starting on Thursday, and that evening we will have a casual get-together at a watering hole. We have something in mind, but for now we’re not giving out information about it.

Friday night we will be having an event in a theater (like we did on Saturday night last year in Chicago). There will not be a charge to attend this event, but if you want to attend, you need to RSVP with your proprietor at tonyo94 AT gmail.

On Saturday, we are joining forces with Janis Gillham Grady, who is having a reunion in honor of the late Bill Franks. Originally, we thought this event might take place in Riverside, but instead it’s in the Los Angeles area. If you wish to attend the reunion, you will need to RSVP with Janis (janisgrady AT gmail), and there will be a small contribution she’s asking for in order to help cover her costs.

HOTEL: Janis tells us she’s worked out a deal with Hampton Inn and Suites, at 7501 North Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, (818) 768-1106. We have a $159 nightly rate for June 19 to 22. Note: You need to ask for the “family reunion” special rate.

 

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

[Erika Christensen, Ethan Suplee, and Juliette Lewis]

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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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Returning to Clearwater with a Miscavige cutout and memories of the Lisa McPherson Trust
[TWO years ago] Scientology’s celebrities to the rescue! John Travolta shills while Jenna Elfman melts down
[THREE years ago] Class action lawsuit against Scientology’s drug rehabs refiled with new plaintiffs
[FOUR years ago] If you want the IRS to re-examine Scientology’s tax exempt status, it’s time to get real
[FIVE years ago] Sunday Funnies: The Writers of the Future and more success stories!
[SIX years ago] The Saga of David Mayo: Scientology’s Banished Tech Wizard
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology Admits Connection to Slimy Anonymous Attack Websites

 
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Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,415 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,544 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,048 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,528 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 591 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 479 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,786 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,654 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,428 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,202 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,548 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,114 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,034 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,201 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,782 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,043 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,082 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,794 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,320 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,409 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,549 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,869 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,725 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,844 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,200 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,502 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,608 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,010 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,882 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,465 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,960 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,214 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,323 days.

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

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