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‘PROTECT THE ORG’ is Scientology’s highest purpose says new edict

[The “Decon Seven Sanitation Team” in Johannesburg, here to Clear the planet]

Here’s the latest word from Los Angeles, where Scientologists are told that although “public” (meaning non-staff Scientologists) are encouraged to do extension courses while they are isolating in their homes, Scientology’s facilities are still open and operating, and that members on site for advanced courses continue their cases rather than go home.

The result is this totally unclear message from Valley “OT Ambassador” Kathy Welch that suggests staffs are still working, and “OT” Scientologists are still on hand for upper-level auditing at Los Angeles facilities.

And the number one priority for all Scientologists, she says, is “PROTECT THE ORG.” Wow. What will Governor Gavin Newsom think?



Dear all,

LRH said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure….”

And in the Inspector General Network Bulletin, it says: “Well, how about a ton of prevention so as not to require an ounce of cure?”

THAT is our senior policy at this time.

Or to restate it, the senior policies at this time are:




With the current “Safer at Home” order for all of California, we are bound by the laws of the land and must take every precaution we can to ensure the safety of our public and our staff.

At this time, we can service public on Extension Courses to keep them progressing on their Routes to Knowledge.

NOTE: The Orgs are not at this time able to accommodate public coming and going out of the buildings and thus exposing the Church staff or parishioners to risk of infection. Therefore, any public NOT on the Base or staying in our hotels are continuing services on an Extension basis.

Public on Advanced Courses at AOLA have specific instructions and technical handlings for each case. The AO is taking care of each public individually so they can standardly move on their Advanced levels.

You may contact the org at (818) 947-0600 or any of the Orgs for more details or any specific questions you may have.

You should know that the org is not closed and will remain manned in case you:


-Need someone to talk to

-Need assistance of any kind

-Need questions answered

-Want to run a process at home to help with the current circumstances and wish to receive guidance on such

-Have need of sanitation supplies as provided by the Church (e.g. gloves, masks, etc.).

You all should know that the priority of the Church is made evident here on our Church website: and our new Prevention Resource Center, where every one of our hygiene and sanitation guides are available online for FREE to download or share with anyone you wish.

I advise you all to please get very familiar with these materials and use them to help others and give them correct, stable data. The website even directs people to our free Solutions for A Dangerous Environment online course!

Forward this information to everyone on your comm lines and like our website says: “even though we are all keeping our distance, we are all in this together!”

And remember: this situation will pass and we will emerge even stronger and greater than ever!


Kathy Welch
OT Ambassador Valley

Meanwhile, Scientology’s “Volunteer Ministers” continue to claim that they are going into neighborhoods to “disinfect” locations, and have even put together this rather astounding video about their efforts in South Africa…



The “Decon Seven Sanitation Team” in Johannesburg has been unleashed on the public there, spraying places with disinfectant that of course won’t do a thing about keeping someone infected with coronavirus from coughing on you.

In Johannesburg, our teams sanitized all our facilities within 48 hours. From there, using Decon 7, we sanitized the Midrand Police Station itself as well as old age homes, orphanages, township areas, and even private homes and guest lodges in our neighborhood. It is our guiding principle that there is nothing too big or too small for us to take on. It’s what we believe and it’s what we live. The Volunteer Minister Corps is now working with the Department of Social Services Gauteng to reach further into the Gauteng Province, also considering Gauteng is the hardest hit with the spread of the virus. Next, they will be implementing training on sanitation and decontamination and are in the process of bringing in more equipment and Decon 7 liquid to expand the decontamination drive.

At least one local, however, tweeted that he doesn’t understand how these heroes can sanitize places without spreading the virus themselves, if they’re infected. Yes, exactly. Scientology only cares about projecting an image that it’s helping, and doesn’t really care that these members might actually be making the situation worse. Because what’s most important is that the church gets these photos for use as propaganda…


Who you gonna call!



Jon Atack and Chris Shelton discuss Scientology recovery



Ask a Scientologist!
Here’s a question that came in to, and we thought Bruce Hines might be the best person to answer it. If you have a question for one of our many experts, please send it in!

When a Scientologist sheds themselves of Body Thetans, where do they go?

In the OT 3 materials, if I recall correctly, Hubbard said that a freed body thetan goes and picks up a body or goes to ‘admire daisies.’ Hubbard also said that when a body thetan gets audited during the OT 3 procedure, they might become Clear. This occurs, as covered in other writings, when the being realizes that he or she or it is creating their own reactive mind. The OT 3 writings were mainly from the late 60s. Later, when the NOTs material came out, more was said about body thetans going Clear. This was mostly in the late 70s and early 80s. There was a particular paragraph in one of those technical bulletins that talked about the sociological impact from releasing a torrent of cleared beings into the world. This meant that these freed BTs would go and get bodies, and then grow up in society as Clears, which means that they would be sane and healthy and better and all that. On OT 3, according to Hubbard, one should find hundreds of BTs. But on NOTs that number is way bigger, though I don’t remember a specific number being given. Certainly in the tens of thousands in most cases. And that estimate is on the low end, because often BTs are grouped together into “clusters,” which can blow all at once freeing some unknown number of individual BTs. Plus, one can encounter a large, but indeterminate, number of BTs and clusters blowing in one session in a kind of chain reaction. For many years, there has been a campaign within the Scientology organization to get 10,000 people onto and through Solo NOTs (New OT 7). That goal still has not been achieved, even though Solo NOTs first came out almost 40 years ago. The idea is that this would create enough freed beings who would then permeate society in their new bodies to make a significant impact on the world. I don’t know how that number was calculated or who (Hubbard or Miscavige or someone else) came up with it. It would mean, though, that we would then have enough free theta in the world to unenturbulate all the entheta. And we would have a cleared planet, or at least one that would be much easier to clear. I knew a woman who believed that she had been a body thetan on Hubbard before she took on her current body in this lifetime. (To think that I once bought into all that…)

— Bruce Hines


A note from your proprietor


Several readers have asked us how we’re coping during the pandemic, and they were especially concerned that we’re in New York, the epicenter of the disease.

Like the rest of you we are isolated in our home, hanging with the cats, and we only leave the property for a morning bike ride, being careful not to come near other people.

The strange thing about this experience is that while the streets are very quiet, life is pretty unremarkable except that you are well aware that a mile down the road at the nearest hospital, a total nightmare is going on.

So, while health care workers are fighting in a desperate war, and grocery employees and letter carriers and other workers continue to risk their health for our benefit, there’s not much more that we can do here at home except do our work and try to keep up our spirits.

We hope you are managing all right at home. Please keep away from other human beings until we can flatten this curve.

— The Proprietor


Source Code

“Let’s take CCH 1, ‘Give me that hand.’ It could have possibly also — I am not saying you should run it with this command, but you — ‘Reach me. Reach me. Reach me.’ You get the similarity here? See, PC really is at cause, see? You could just say, ‘Reach me.’ And make sure that he did and it would be quite interesting. I don’t advocate that you fellows do this, although once in a while, some squirrel auditor develops some technology by which he can use Scientology to make a girl more accessible. Now personally, I find it difficult to understand this, because I myself, you see, have never needed Scientology! I don’t waste a brag, but I just want to point this out. Here you have a situation where that’s a poor show. But you actually could take a girl and have her reach your right knee and your left knee and your right shoulder and your left shoulder and your nose and the top of your head and your right hand and left hand. And every now and then, ask her how she feels about you. And if you don’t flatten the process, just about the time this thing goes into the plus state, she’ll tell you she’s mad about you, she thinks you’re wonderful. That’s right.” — L. Ron Hubbard, March 29, 1962


Overheard in the FreeZone

“In retrospect the one thing I’m most grateful for was my tenacity to not stop with my studying of the R6 materials until I see its practicality. It took quite some work but eventually I began to see what LRH discovered and was dealing with. I still marvel at the diabolical accuracy by which the bank itself operates, yet creates such incredible confusion. It’s quite something to see the myriad of complexities people squabble over and then do the darnedest of things calling it a solution. Man operating as a meat body and doing the things he does is a ‘result of pattern’ not of evolution or any other fancy terms of pseudo sciences. I certainly don’t profess to be greater, bigger or better compared to another at anything, I left that cyclic & competitive game sometime back. My body is old and is doing its thing and we get on more or less pretty well. We don’t play the dynamic game actively anymore but I see the demise of Church of Scientology as resulting from infiltration and then destroyed from within as the greatest crime ever to be committed in the sphere of suppression inflicted upon our species.”



Random Howdy

“I rarely ever downvote comments. I do downvote rude comments and drive-by comments by Scientologists (or people pretending to be) who are too chicken to hang around and argue their beliefs. If a real Scientologist showed up here and seriously debated their beliefs with someone, I wouldn’t downvote them.”


Full Court Press: What we’re watching at the Underground Bunker

Criminal prosecutions:
Jay Spina: Sentencing set for April 3 in White Plains
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members: Trial set for April 14 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Waiting for an appellate decision from the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Hearing on motion for reconsideration set for June 17
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology: April 22 (plaintiff attorneys pro hac vice), June (demurrers by Masterson and Scientology), June (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe’s attorneys have asked for discovery, depositions (Warren McShane, Lynn Farny), April 20 hearing set (motion to compel arbitration)
Matt and Kathy Feschbach bankruptcy appeal: Oral arguments were heard on March 11 in Jacksonville
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Amended complaint filed.


Start making your plans…

Head over to the convention website and meet us in St. Louis!


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] Scientology ‘body-routing’: When no one wants what you’re selling
[TWO years ago] Leah Remini on Scientology’s stalking — nothing is going to stop her third season of ‘Aftermath’
[THREE years ago] SCIENTOLOGY TV: It’s really happening! Spectrum blocks out a channel for Miscavige
[FOUR years ago] Scientology pampered some of its big donors with a trip back in time to Phoenix in 1954
[FIVE years ago] LIVE-BLOG: Watch Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary ‘Going Clear’ and comment with us
[SIX years ago] Scientology answers the Garcias — And turns over a trove of internal documents
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology’s Job One: Saving the Whales
[TEN years ago] Daily News Story About Scientology Defector Marc Headley Leaves Out Best Part


Scientology disconnection, a reminder

Bernie Headley (1952-2019) did not see his daughter Stephanie in his final 5,667 days.
Valerie Haney has not seen her mother Lynne in 1,891 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,395 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,915 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 935 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 826 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,133 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,001 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,775 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,549 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,895 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,461 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,380 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,548 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,129 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,390 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,428 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,141 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,666 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,196 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,756 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,896 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,216 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,071 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,191 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,546 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,849 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,955 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,357 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,229 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,812 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,307 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,561 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,670 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on March 29, 2020 at 07:00

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