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The unanticipated pandemic benefit: Nutty Scientology online videos

One of the most surprising results of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown has been Scientology’s efforts to put more of its activities on video and online, and in recent weeks we’ve brought you the very strange results of that change. Today, we have two more leaked Scientology videos, this time from Down Under.

First, from the Melbourne org we have Oisin Grogan, a business consultant and owner of $200 Million Business Coach. His presentation “How to turn your child into a genius” focuses entirely on the use of L. Ron Hubbard’s “study tech.” It’s an hour-long video that consists entirely of the three barriers to study Hubbard claimed were the only reasons a person would not be able to learn any subject. They are: Lack of Mass, Too Steep a Gradient, and Misunderstood Words.



Meanwhile, CCHR Victoria’s Executive Director Kim Cullen held a webinar briefing for Scientologists this week. She quotes Hubbard that psychiatrists are the sole cause of decline in this universe.

The quote comes from HCO BULLETIN OF 26 AUGUST 1982 – PAIN AND SEX. The full quote is “Under the false data of the psychs (who have been on the track a long time and are the sole cause of decline in this universe) both pain and sex are gaining ground in this society and, coupled with robbery which is a hooded companion of both, may very soon make the land a true jungle of crime.”


Cullen goes on to criticize efforts by the national and state officials to provide more mental health care services during the pandemic. She singles out Patrick McGorry, a psychiatrist awarded Australian of the Year in 2010 and member of the Order of Australia. McGorry made news for his model that warns tens of thousands of young people could suffer mental health problems due to the Coronavirus pandemic. “Eighty-two thousand Victorians between 12 and 20 are going under his control,” Cullen says.

Cullen also mentions a video by an OT in Clearwater. The video is “Cultural Destruction and the Role of the Psychs” by Patrick Clouden, who is the CEO of Consumer Energy Solutions.

Clouden’s video is gaining a lot of attention among Scientologists and consists of quotes from Hubbard from the book Freedom Fighter: Articles & Essays. Clouden combines right wing and Scientology conspiracy theories to allege that psychiatrists are out to destroy the US Constitution, end national borders, destroy religions and create a society based on sexual depravity and drug use.


— Rod Keller



Source Code

“I had a psychiatrist reading Dianetics, and he was rushing out every few minutes and putting the electrodes on somebody and coming back in. And he says, ‘Yes. Yes. I’ve looked at this book. This book came in the other day. It came in the other day. And I looked at it, and I’ve looked it over. And I’ve reported it to the association. I think it’s disgraceful.’ And he says, ‘I’m a Horney.’ I said, ‘Well what philosophy do you follow in your psychoanalysis?’ He says, ‘I’m a Horney man myself. I’m a Horney man.’ And he rushed out and strapped and shocked somebody else and came back in again. And he says, ‘I’m a Horney man.’ While he was gone, I saw the book Horney, Karen Horney. So I said, ‘Well, what is Horney? What is the Horney offshoot of Freudian analysis?’ and so on. He says, ‘I don’t know. I never read it.’ It’d be different if I was telling you that for a gag. But actually that’s totally factual. Unbelievably true. He was a Horney man, but he’d never read anything by Horney. I don’t know, how do you get it? Telepathic?” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 7, 1961


Overheard in the FreeZone

“I am on Solo Nots outside of the corporate church. I got here by using a highly trained C/S, a tutor and a very experienced auditor. Best decision. It’s just so freeing to be able to do this level without any interruptions and at my own pace. If you’re stalled on training or auditing just find people to deliver. It’s all out here and easy to access. You will be so happy that you are getting the miraculous gains LRH wanted us to receive.”


Random Howdy

“I have mixed feelings about zoos and especially places like Sea World. To me it’s basically imprisonment and enslavement of other life forms. Unfortunately, by the middle of this century they are probably the only place many of these life forms will exist, so there’s the rub.


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 August 11
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: 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 dismissed the lawsuit on May 15 after the Clearwater Police dropped their criminal investigation of her allegations.
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!

[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] Photo evidence which suggests, sadly, that Riley Keough has slipped back into Scientology
[TWO years ago] Testimony by the World’s First Real Clear, part two: ‘Scientology is designed to entrap people’
[THREE years ago] Leah Remini’s ‘Troublemaker’ will become a Lifetime movie: Who plays Tom Cruise?
[FOUR years ago] NAFC names David Miscavige a witness in Scientology trial scheduled for October
[FIVE years ago] When Tom Cruise was one of Scientology’s biggest donors: A look back
[SIX years ago] Ryan Hamilton makes it an even dozen federal lawsuits against Scientology’s rehab network


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 1,961 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,465 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 1,985 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,005 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 896 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,203 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,071 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,845 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,619 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 2,965 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,531 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,450 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,618 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,199 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,460 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,498 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,211 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,736 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,266 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,826 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 2,966 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,286 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,141 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,261 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,616 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,919 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,025 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,427 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,299 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,882 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,377 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,631 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,740 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on June 7, 2020 at 07:00

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