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Calling all patsies: Scientology tries desperately to keep its isolated members busy

How do you keep the members of your totalitarian organization from letting stray thoughts creep in while they’re at home under lockdown? Spam them with a lot of nonsense, that’s how.

Exhibit A: This breathless dispatch aimed at Irish marks is something we thought you’d want to get a look at (even though you’re not supposed to see it at all)…


Well Hi!

“Lockdown” Day 27….

Whether you are greatly enjoying your time at home or have reached a state of intense cabin fever, the only thing to do is: continue investing this time in creating a better future!

And as we look forward to the possibility of this all coming to an end (or at least easing up), here is a tip: remember that even if your usual business or activity is closed, there’s no reason you can’t keep your comm lines open and keep communicating.

Through communication alone you can keep yourself and your business or job alive as LRH says in this simple but powerful quote:

“A man is as dead as he can’t communicate. He is as alive as he can communicate. – LRH”

Now let’s look at last week…

30th Anniversary


HUGE congratulations and V-E-R-Y W-E-L-L D-O-N-E to the utterly brilliant Dublin HGC Auditor, Dermot Ryan who celebrated his 30th Anniversary as a trained auditor this week. (And yes if you were wondering – he started young!)

Team Targets

Yet another week of setting and achieving targets as a team: The brilliant Dublin OT Committee and Dublin public team made the target of 70 public active and sending in lessons this week!!! (And yes, you know that the target is only going to increase so let’s keep going!)



Public and staff combined sent in nearly 600 Extension Course lessons with a total of 30 Extension Course Completions!!!! WOW!!!!!!


Commendations, congratulations and “air hugs” to those who completed courses last week!



The staff in the org marking lessons are well organised for high traffic and yes – we ARE ready for more!

We also welcome to our Dublin Extension Course roll call three new public who are doing a Scientology Course for the first time and another four who we hadn’t seen for a while – welcome back!

Meanwhile, there were 290 hours of co-auditing produced at Avon Ri (our public and staff accommodations) this week! All those involved are highly commended!

Putting Future Services There

75 brilliant, beautiful, high intentioned, forward thinking (slightly crazy) and FANTASTIC Dublin public made flows this week towards future services!!!!


And by the way, if you are one of those amazing public at home wondering “Wow, I WONDER how much do I have left to donate to complete my next service in full” – don’t be shy just give us a call.

Our intention is to have everyone ready to walk onto their next service when we re-open our doors.

TR3 on Dissemination

Did you know that per Google Trends, Ireland is the country with the highest percentage of searches for “Scientology”?! So let’s answer these people’s curiosity by selling them a book!

Ways to sell books:


The brilliant (Irish) Vincent Kelly delivers webinars three times per week covering the subjects of ✅ How to improve self-confidence ✅ How to take control over your own emotions ✅ Why you say or do things you later regret ✅ What’s really holding you back in life ✅ How to resolve upsets and conflicts in life ✅ How to handle stress and its impact on your health and well-being.

Friday at 8pm is an open Webinar on our Dianetics & Scientology Life Improvement facebook page for anyone and everyone who wants to come. Here’s this week one:




To promote this, send the above link to anyone you know!

On Monday and Wednesday at 8pm the Webinar is on Zoom for those public who have bought the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Or put in other words, anyone who buys the Dianetics Book is qualified to attend four Webinars (Mondays and Wednesday for two weeks in a row). For anyone you know who should buy the book, please refer them to our online shop below:


Once they purchase the book please contact Silvia via our Facebook page or on her mobile to get a password to attend the webinar.

Home Videos for Scientology Media Productions

Thank you to Kieron, Eithne, Jamie, Kobe, Radek, Aneta, Tereza, James, Jorgen, Erin and Mine, who all took the time and had the patience (or craziness!) to make a home video and send it in! We can’t wait to see you all appear on Scientology TV!


(Maybe when this is all over we should do a local Emmy’s ceremony for all of you! THAT would be fun!)
And as always, we want more! If you are not sure how to film yourself at home, watch this simple hatting video from our Media Productions Team:


Contact Borka or Toby on who will assist you to make your video EPIC!!!


New Irish Translations

If you didn’t hear; the Scientology “How to Stay Well: Prevention Resource Centre” site was translated into Irish and went live this week – including all three booklets (How To Keep Yourself & Others Well, How Do Bacteria & Viruses Spread and How to Prevent The Spread of Illness with Isolation).


Please pass this on, promote it and share it!

Providing Help

This new week we are completing the fundraising PPE to local nursing homes!


Please share this request for help with all your friends on social media – give them a chance to DO something about the problem and to be cause over it!

Other News

I do hope you participated in the Irish Sun Pub Quiz last week and answered the question “Who founded the Scientology Religion?”…

Last week we also heard that many countries are experiencing a marked decrease in air pollution while on-line libraries in Ireland are experiencing a large increase in book reading.

Otherwise, the media was distinctly lacking in any “new news” (probably a good thing).


FABULOUS news came in from Flag that we had surpassed 7750 public on Solo NOTs and the number of Solo NOTs Sessions being done at home continues to be highest ever – with a Solo NOTs session starting somewhere on the planet every 12 seconds!!!


Meanwhile, our #spreadasmile video has now been viewed 6.1 million times on youtube…

And above all else, here’s some news (information) from LRH to show that freedom, not slavery, always wins:

Among the many things Man has done, in his worries about his mind and his state of being, in his efforts to control others, is the adoption of slave philosophies…This is a trick of very limited workability, for it leads eventually into the entrapment of the user himself. It is a demonstrable law, not an opinion, that he who would enslave his fellows becomes himself enslaved. – LRH, HANDBOOK FOR PRECLEARS

Hope to see you all (in person) soon!
Love, Chloe & the team in the Org


Bonus items from our tipsters

New front group activity coming soon to salvage the Midwest! We can hardly wait!


Stockholm is open for business!




Jon Atack on Scientology’s 1,000-yard stare



Source Code

“The fact that a bank has been built and maintained and added to works against just achieving higher levels of beingness in the process of livingness. And that is all that prevents it. And this was quite revelatory to me. You’d say this is not much of a point and it’s true enough, it isn’t much of a point. It’s one of these elementary things that doesn’t change around the basic concepts of Scientology any. But it does this, it does this: it puts a different complexion on this universe; and it puts a different complexion on what you might care to do; and it puts a different complexion on your future for the next two hundred trillion years. See, this changes that. Your concept that the only thing you could do is get to a point where you could get totally out of this universe, or something like that, if you had such a concept — the only way you could ever win is to just get away from all this MEST and space and so forth — those concepts are, apparently, invalid. Which is a very hopeful happy note. I feel like a certain Pollyanna idiocy taking over, you see?” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 25, 1963


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I was inserted into a meat body and lived in an age old rural space in ancient buildings. Endless study from books and tablets for several thousand of what I would call years. This space was large and somewhat Earth-like, but still separate from the general population of this universe. I was asked often about what I had learned and what I was learning. This was the portion of training in which punishment was introduced. The pain, and confusion, and disorientation implants. Electronic implants as well as deprivation implants. But it was done in such a way that it was always your fault for making errors. These implants were effective, but depended entirely on previous training and AGREEMENTS for their strength. The most powerful and most difficult implants to find and sort out were the times of ACCOMPLISHMENT. When I learned to keep a balance between keeping harmony and initiating new activity, according to the instructions, I was given praise and graduated to the next step. The abilities that I was not allowed to use in order to keep things ‘fair for all’ etc. Using mental machinery to predict occurrences is an example of things not allowed. These were VERY powerful postulates and decisions that were imposed. And this was just the most recent universe. There were many before with similar training requirements and ‘accomplishment’ implants. Each one more refined and more effective than the previous.”


Random Howdy

“I think it’s called the ‘If you become rich & famous, all is forgiven’ tech.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Jay Spina: Sentencing was set for April 3 in White Plains
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members: Trial set for October 7 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 and Danny Masterson: May 1 (Masterson new demurrer due), July 8 (plaintiff attorneys pro hac vice), August 31-Sept 1 (CSI/RTC demurrer against Riales, Masterson demurrer), Oct 7-19 (motions to compel arbitration)
Jane Doe v. Scientology (in Miami): Jane Doe’s attorneys have asked for discovery, depositions (Warren McShane, Lynn Farny), amended complaint filed
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.


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?



[ONE year ago] VIDEO: Danny Masterson accusers face down Scientology ploy at Denim Day rally
[TWO years ago] Former Scientology mouthpiece Tommy Davis has a new look and a new friend in his life
[THREE years ago] Someone forgot to notify the Dept. of Defense that Scientology is the world’s coolest religion
[FOUR years ago] One of the best examples ever that Scientology can only be understood from ex-Scientologists
[FIVE years ago] Jon Atack announces a five-day Toronto conference on Scientology to take place in June
[SIX years ago] Video Vault: The universe is yours to duplicate, Mr. Hubbard!
[SEVEN years ago] FED COURT DENIES SCIENTOLOGY REQUEST: Decision on Religious Arbitration Coming Soon?
[TWELVE years ago] Nightline Swings at Scientology, Misses


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 1,918 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,422 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,942 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 962 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 853 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,160 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,028 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,802 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,576 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,922 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,488 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,407 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,575 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,156 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,417 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,455 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,168 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,693 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,223 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,783 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,923 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,243 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,098 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,218 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,573 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,876 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 1,982 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,384 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,256 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,839 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,334 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,588 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,697 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 25, 2020 at 07:00

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