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Scientology admits it’s selling ‘magic’ at its Florida spiritual mecca

Thanks again to our tipsters for sending us the newest Scientology publications, including a new issue of Source that we wanted to share with you.

This is the magazine that advertises all of the nifty things going on at Scientology’s spiritual mecca, the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida. It’s the only place in the world that a Scientologist can get certain services, such as Super Power, the L Rundowns, and also some of the highest auditing levels on the Bridge to Total Freedom, including Operating Thetan Level Seven (OT 7).

OT 3 tends to get a lot more attention because of the “Xenu” material, and OT 8 is a star because it’s the highest level and you can only get it on Scientology’s measles infirmary, the Freewinds cruise ship.

But OT 7 is especially notorious among Scientologists themselves because they know it’s an extremely tough level to get through, and one that can take literally years to finish while costing an arm and a leg. It’s on OT 7 that a Scientologist audits solo, using the E-meter without another person, while still pursuing those pesky invisible “body thetans” that infest us and keep us from experiencing life at the fullest. So for years Scientologists can hunt for the things on their own, coming in every six months to Flag for very expensive interrogations to make sure they haven’t turned into security risks.


We’ve talked to people who have taken over a decade to finish OT 7. Leah Remini’s mother said on ‘Aftermath’ that it took her 20 years. It’s grueling, and demoralizing, and a total mind fuck. And Scientologists know it. So now you can understand why Scientology has to invest in slick magazines and other methods to convince members to go through it.

In this recent issue of Source, they’re really pulling out all the stops. We look forward to your thoughts on how this is being presented. Here’s most of the section of the issue devoted to this appeal…



Auditing on Solo NOTs, you hold the key to spiritual freedom in your own hands, and presto — in session after session, you’ll make life’s difficulties disappear.

Empowered with the tech for confronting and handling anything — absolutely anything — life can throw at you, you’ll soon realize that as a Solo NOTs auditor you are operating in the realm of well, magic. How else can you explain going into session with a crisis raging in your life, handling a piece of case and coming out with the crisis resolved? This new way of operating starts as soon as you begin auditing on Solo NOTs. Or, in the case of Kris Harris, it began as soon as he made the decision of getting onto Solo NOTs was the most important thing he could do. That’s when seemingly insurmountable barriers to his Bridge progress disappeared. Kris, who has completed New OT VII, offers this bit of wisdom, “You don’t have to ‘figure it all out’ before starting. Just make the postulate to start, and you’ll find that the universe will bend to your will.” That’s the magic of Solo NOTs, and that magic is real.


Shifting Into A Life Of Joy

As a New OT VII, automotive exec Kris Harris is in the driver’s seat.

As an executive for a major international automotive corporation, I have a demanding job that takes me all over the world. Before I made the decision to get onto Solo NOTs, I had no idea how I would ever be able to fit in up to six sessions a day while still managing to meet the obligations of my job, not to mention on my other dynamics.

But the first touch of the magic that comes with this level happened as soon as I decided that handling my case was the senior postulate in my universe. After that I saw barriers fall away and solutions miraculously open up to me. The day after I started on the level, my company asked me to take on a position that would reduce my travel from 60 percent of my job to only 5 percent. Just one example. The real fun began with auditing on Solo NOTs. The depth and breadth of the impact this has on your life is immeasurable. Taking myself in session every day, I saw the world around me, my world, changing every day. I would go in session with a problem or an upset thta would be gone when I came out, as if it never existed. Nothing is out of reach of Solo NOTs.

The vitality, enthusiasm and spirit of play I have now is the incredible joy of being myself and free — no longer encumbered by my case. My advice? Decide to get here and watch the magic happen.


[Harris works for Nissan designing car interiors.]


Connecting On A Whole New Level

Software development manager Oksana Pearce discovers the secret of flawless communication on all dynamics.

Before the OT Levels, just living took a lot of effort. I was like a military tank, driving myself through life. Since completing up through New OT V, I am zipping along like a jet plane, with no effort. Living is a pleasure. Now, auditing on Solo NOTs is something else again. I am a painter of life who finally has a large canvas and a set of beautiful, professional brushes to create it. If I experience upset or stress about something, I don’t think about it, I just go in session, and in a few minutes it’s gone. My auditing also affects the people around me. In my relationships, if I have an argument with someone, I go in session and the ARC is repaired. And not only in my universe, but when I come out, it is repaired for the other person as well. When I ask my daughter to do something, for example, we are a team, and she just does it now. Before, it used to take me asking her multiple times before it would get done. I’m a software development manager and I used to get a whole list of reasons from others on why something couldn’t be done on time or couldn’t be done at all. Now my co-workers come to me detailing why it can be done and how it can be done on time. My own level of action is ten times what it used to be. I don’t think, I just do, and my work gets done in no time because I handle tasks with speed and accuracy. My ARC is high, and I have many new friends because my flows are open. Other people listen to me now and acknowledge what I have to say. Solo NOTs is unbelievable. I am using it to bring order and beauty to all my dynamics.

[Oksana is a software manager in Russia.]


Going For The Gold

Former fencing coach Bernd Lang fulfills his purpose every day since finishing Solo NOTs.

Years ago, I coached Germany’s Olympic fencing team and later led a team of scientists working to determine how the mindset of top Olympic athletes empowers them to reach the pinnacle of their sport. Then I read Dianetics, which I shared with our national fencing coaches and their teams, and those German teams rose to take the gold in fencing at the Olympics.

Knowing what could be accomplished with LRH Technology, I decided to be a professional Scientologist, I did my auditor training and became a field auditor and today I am a Case Supervisor. My wife and I went to Flag and got onto New OT VII together.

In moving through the level, I found the answer to life I had always been seeking. It came home to me why it is so vital to go OT and for others to get here fast. As a result of the new awareness I gained on the level, I became more able to help others achieve their full potential.

On New OT VII my ARC for my dynamics magnified many times, and now my postulates stick. One of the biggest wins I have from Solo NOTs is that my immediate family are all going up the Bridge and have become full-time professional Scientologists. For sure, after completing Solo NOTs, every day is filled with gold-medal moments.

[Lang actually has an interesting past in the church. In the 1990s, when the German government was cracking down on Scientology, Lang was presented by the church as someone who had been unfairly treated. He had lost his job with a fencing organization simply because he was a Scientologist, the church claimed, and the Associated Press produced a story portraying Lang favorably. For some reason, none of that is brought up this time.]


HowdyCon 2019 in Los Angeles

THURSDAY NIGHT OPPORTUNITY: 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. But we also want to point out that Cathy Schenkelberg’s “Squeeze My Cans” will be running at the Hollywood Fringe, and we encourage HowdyCon attendees to see her show on Thursday night, June 20. Tickets and more dates available here.

Friday night June 21 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.



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

[Alanna Masterson, Terry Jastrow, and Marisol Nichols]

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] We have the detailed specs for your dream job: Public Relations officer in Scientology
[TWO years ago] Scientology’s casting calls get nuttier all the time. Who would you hire to fill them?
[THREE years ago] Document leak: How Scientology freaked out over losing Lori Hodgson and her mom
[FOUR years ago] Hand out L. Ron Hubbard literature and score a date with a Scientology sweetheart!
[FIVE years ago] DOX: The appeal to restore the class-action lawsuit against Scientology’s rehab network
[SIX years ago] Will Scientology’s Motion Demolish the Garcias’ Federal Fraud Lawsuit?
[SEVEN years ago] Lisa Marie Presley Says “So Long” to Scientology
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Thunderdome: Commenters of the Week!


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley has not seen his daughter Stephanie in 5,445 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,574 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,078 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,558 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 618 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 509 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 3,816 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 1,684 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,458 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,232 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,578 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,144 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,064 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,231 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 2,812 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,073 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,112 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 1,824 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,350 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,439 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,579 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 2,899 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 7,755 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 2,874 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,230 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,532 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,638 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,040 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 1,912 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,495 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 1,990 days.
Mary Jane Sterne has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,244 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,353 days.


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

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