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New Scientology video brings up past lives, the nuttiest and most gruesome part of Hubbardism

We have another leaked video from inside Scientology, this time from the Melbourne org. Australian musician and Scientology Volunteer Minister Rob Meister broadcast a lecture on past lives, a major aspect of Scientology’s teachings. (We previously heard from Meister when he was stranded on the Freewinds during its measles quarantine.)

L. Ron Hubbard’s 1958 book “Have You Lived Before This Life?” is the inspiration of the talk and Meister reads part of the introduction. The book is no longer for sale in Scientology bookstores, possibly because the contents are quite gruesome and violent, a fact not mentioned in the video.


In 1958 Hubbard was operating out of the Fitzroy Street org and created the 5th London Advanced Clinical Course. Stories of past lives were collected by auditors during this course and published. The planned sequel, “Where Are You Buried?” never materialized. The stories read like disjointed nightmares, full of beheadings, explosions, torture and infidelity. In 1999 I wrote a summary of each case from an early copy I owned that had the names of the PCs that contributed their past life memories. Later editions removed the names.


[The 1977 edition]

The idea was to prove that past lives recalled during auditing are real. Hubbard wrote “Seventy conservative, well-trained Scientologists, the most effective practitioners on today’s world mental improvement have gone through these experiences. Seventy sane people have some evidence that they have lived before.” In 1999 my conclusion was that given enough auditing, a person will invent memories to please their leader. Here is a summary of each case.

Case #1 Jesse Gray
Time: 651 years ago
The brother of the king didn’t like him very much. He was tricked into challenging the king to a duel, but another man was switched in at the last minute. The duel ended when the brother was stabbed with a sword in the elbow. He was sentenced to exile, but was kidnapped and tortured to death with thumb screws, whippings and the rack.

Case #2 C. Sweetland
Time: 1874 A.D.
A chinese boy steals silk scarves, and his secret girlfriend is executed for the crime. Years later he is a beggar and is rounded up with dozens of others in a search for some bandits. They are all beheaded.

Case #3 Peter A. Davies
Time: 56 B.C.
A roman soldier in Greece is poisoned by his mistress. He hallucinates that his wife and friends have all been murdered and in his delirium he commits suicide.


Case #4 Ray Kemp
Time: Nine Galaxy Periods ago
A man has three mothers who are killed. Later he kills his father. He finds his wife in bed with another officer on his spaceship and kills both of them, then kills their baby. He attempts a mutiny and is killed by his gay space ship crew.

Case #5 Anonymous
Time: 89 trillion years ago
A robot works in a factory in space which has gold animals hanging around it. It grinds up discs to make small animals for shipment to other planets. A planet blows up and the robot is to blame. He is drugged and forced to work the grinder.

Case #6 A.J. Cromie
Time: 1,600 years ago
An engineer works in a power plant which beams energy to food machines. The machine breaks and the engineer is blamed. He is sent to a space station which breaks apart because it doesn’t get enough energy.

Case #7 Anonymous
A statesman in England is being pressured to kill a humane law. His daughter is killed and her body thrown into his house as a warning. He hangs himself in the woods out of grief.

Case #8 Don Hardy and Eileen Hibberson
Time: 3,225 years ago
The commander of a large portion of the Roman Empire is in North Africa on a trip to see why one of a series of message relaying baskets had gone down. A cave was nearby and three men who went in the cave never came out. A nearby village was deserted. He inhaled some white powder that was near the cave and his body burned to a crisp.


Case #9 Cornelia Alford
A cat-person was given to a woman to take away on her spaceship as a pet. She died from a drug overdose and the cat-person was thrown off the ship. Later, a meteorite crashed into a dome on a planet without an atmosphere and everybody was sucked away into space.

Case #10 Anonymous
Time: 55,000,000,000,000,000,000 years ago
A man had to do outside repairs on a spaceship. He got radiation burns and fell off, plunging into an ocean on the planet below. A manta ray kills him and he in turn inhabits the manta ray.

Case #11 Eve Harrison
Time: 6,254 years ago
A Babylonian carpenter has a wife and three children. He takes a mistress who then threatens to expose him to his wife if he doesn’t pay her some money. The carpenter agrees to steal some documents to raise money and kills a courier. The people who wanted the documents refuse to pay him. His mistress informs on him and he is captured for the murder. His wife and children are killed before he is put on a rack, his eyes are burned out, and he is killed.

Case #12 James Momsen
Time: 1804 A.D.
The French aristocrat parents of a boy die and his uncle sends him off to the navy as a cabin boy. His chest is crushed and he is killed when he trips and falls behind a cannon just as it is firing.

Case #13 Anonymous
Time: 469,476,600 years ago.
A free thetan on Mars was causing trouble, destroying buildings and a bridge. He tries to inhabit a doll but he is captured and beaten up. The doll is zapped with a ray guy and run over by a car and a steamroller. He is frozen in an ice cube and dropped on Planet ZX 432 where he takes another robot body. He zaps and kills another robot. He takes off in a flying saucer and dies when it explodes.


Case #14 Leon Bosworth
A web footed woman is shot with a ray gun by a green humanoid with an elephant’s trunk.

Case #15 Jenny Parkhouse
Time: 1,015,550 years ago
A man killed a girl and tried to forget it happened by landing in a theta trap which jumbled his memory. Then he went into a robot body which burned out.

Case #16 Pamela Kemp
Time: 500 B.C.
The son of a ruler goes to visit his secret mistress and their son. When he returned he killed the brother of his mistress. Then a volcano erupted and the man was killed by a big boulder. The volcano then killed everybody in the town.

Case #17 Anonymous
Time: 17th or 18th century A.D.
A doctor lives in Somalia. His brother and mother murder somebody. The doctor goes to the hospital to deliver his own child. His baby is stillborn. He accidentally sniffs some ether, then falls over and stabs his wife, killing her. He is framed for the murder his brother and mother committed. Later, he marries again but goes mad, raping and killing his new wife. Then he kills a pet lion being kept nearby as well as the owner of the lion. He gets sick and is killed by a larger lion.

Case #18 Anonymous
Time: 1672 A.D.
A spirit without a body was tormenting a man and his pregnant wife. It forced them to have sex so many times that the woman and her unborn child were injured. When the baby girl was born the spirit inhabited the baby’s body. When she grew up she became afraid of having children of her own and intentionally killed herself by recklessly riding a horse. She was riding side-saddle during a fox hunt and jumped a rocky gully. She fell off and was killed.


Case #19 Adrian Potts
Time: 1500 A.D.
The son of a Tibetan politician is sent on an important mission to Nepal. Opponents of the mission send three riders out with spears to stop him. Trying to evade them, his horse trips and breaks a leg. He pushes the horse off a cliff then hides in the rocks and dies from the extreme cold.

Case #20 Madge Stevens
Time: 1603 A.D.
The daughter of a wealthy merchant is taken to a house where she is held captive. She is asked questions about a document in her father’s handwriting and is beaten when she says she doesn’t know anything about it. Her clothes are ripped off and a knife is used to cut her genitalia. She dies from the wound.

Case #21 George Edwards
Time: 750 B.C.
The son of a middle-eastern general has a knife fight and is wounded in the neck. He recovers, but a growth forms over the wound. A foreign visitor offers his surgeon to remove the growth. The surgeon hypnotizes the man and implants the suggestion that he should steal and deliver military secrets. The growth is then removed. When he returns home he realizes that he’s been hypnotized and plans the arrest of the foreign visitor and the surgeon. He kills the visitor in a knife fight then recruits some soldiers, arrests and executes the surgeon.

Case #22 Edward Fuller
Time: 1666 A.D.
A boy and his brother live in London and are raised by their grandmother who beats them. Later, he returns from a trip to find his lover has fallen in love with his brother and they are married. He kills his brother with a sword and that night is killed while sleeping with his former lover.

Case #23 Anonymous
Time: 1746 A.D.

An aristocratic man is in love with a woman of an opposite political group. He goes on a secret mission to get a document. On the way back he is thrown from his horse and borrows another horse. The uncle of his lover realizes his political beliefs and the man kills the uncle in a duel. He rides away and is pursued by two brothers from her family. His horse fails to clear a fence and he is injured badly in the fall. The two brothers torture him to death with hot irons.

Case #24 James Dimmock
Time: 54 A.D.
A boy is sent on a long journey to Greece. He is attacked by thieves and almost dies. When he recovers he goes to a castle and tries to find a secret entrance. He is captured by some monks who either torture him or kill him in surgery.

Case #25 Anonymous
A person is tortured to death in a medieval iron maiden which can deliver electric shocks.

Case #26 Nadine Moeran
Time: 1903 A.D.
A housekeeper wants a young girl out of the way. She is drugged with a liquid that is supposed to be medicine. Then the girl is stabbed in the heart with a kitchen knife.

Case #27 Chris Mostart
Time: 11th Century A.D.
A Norwegian mother tries to abort her baby. The boy lives but is blinded in the right eye. After seven years have passed he has a fight with his father who pushes him off a cliff while his mother watches. He lives and goes on a ship where he gets drunk and goes crazy. The crew blinds him in the other eye with a hot instrument, and dump him overboard. He is swallowed by a whale where he dies.

Case #28 Lance Harrison
Time: 5,100 years ago

An Egyptian member of the royal household joins the priesthood. The initiation ceremony involves drugs, hypnosis, and inserting a gem in his forehead. The gem gives him mental powers over others. Later, he is mauled by a lion he is hunting and his spirit is taken out of his body and placed in a bottle. He stays there for 4,800 years until the bottle explodes and he is released.

Case #29 Clarence Killip
Time: 856 A.D.
A person was taken to a stone post and a blacksmith put his eyes out with a hot iron. He left his body then the body ran down to a lake and washed the eye sockets.

Case #30 Jessie Gray
Time: 3 A.D.
A Roman soldier returns from a border patrol to find that his wife is living with another man. He spears the man, strangles his wife, and stabs a servant with a sword. He is caught by some passing soldiers and is tried for the murders. He is sentenced to death and is fed to a lion who tears his head off.

Case #31 Herbert Parkhouse
Time: 1800 A.D.
A stagecoach driver is having an affair with the landlady of an inn. He tries to steal money from her and kills the landlady with a candlestick when she catches him in the act. Later, somebody is holding money from a bank robbery he performed. The man refuses to give the money. Angrily, he takes his horse and carriage to the barn where he finds a young boy having sex with his daughter. He accidentally kills the girl by throwing a pitchfork at her. He then blames the boy who is hanged with a chain. His wife then kills him by shooting him in the back.

Case #32 Mike Furse
Time: 1703 A.D.
The son of a military leader in England was carrying an important message. He is grabbed from behind by a group of men who want the message he was trying to take to his father. He is put on a rack and tortured. He refuses to give up the message.

Case #33 James Pembry

Time: Long time ago
A boy is hit with a belt buckle for using some purple hair dye that is reserved for court functions. Later, he stabs his step-father to death. Later, when his mother dresses up for an event at which she hopes to meet a new rich man he beats her to death in a crazed haze. He is sentenced to electroshock therapy and eventually joins the space corps. His wife sleeps with another man and he kills her. He remarries a woman who likes to tease him and he kills her. He marries again and has three children. He gets drunk and finds her kissing another man so he strangles her and stabs her in the genitals then kills the children. As punishment he is implanted with electronic circuits by psychiatrists and sent to blow up a building. He is caught and electro shocked then turned into a human bomb and sent back to his implanters.

Case #34 William Dicks
Time: 1824
The son of a squire is brought to his grandmother’s deathbed. Later, he injures himself and gets his good clothes dirty falling from a tree. He joins the army and sees a cannon crew killed by an explosion. He is later killed by riding an ill-tempered horse who runs him into a tree branch. On his deathbed he realizes the doctor tending to him is really his father.

Case #35 Marianne Christie
Time: 23,064,000,000 years ago
A being landed on a planet with a lot of other beings. Their identity discs were stolen by robots. They were forced to work on new robot bodies so they could get the discs back. 64 million years later the beings were still working on the robots, but they were now robots too. They were enslaved and hypnotized. The being was taken to another planet. On the way they used a lamp to radiate her and motivate her to become pregnant. But the motivation was stronger than intended and she woke from the hypnosis. When they got to the planet she took over a walrus body for a while. The robots were getting suspicious of her and she was tricked into revealing her awareness when a gas was used to make all the robots start coughing. She was shot with a ray gun and the robot body was dumped into space.

Case #36 Jack Campbell
Time: Seventy-six trillion years ago
A being mocked up a pyramid then decided to show the pyramid to other beings. They didn’t appreciate the pyramid so he made another one with a distortion sphere. When he looked inside the sphere he saw himself in the pyramid. The other beings didn’t like this one either. After two trillion years he went back to the original pyramid, ejected it and tried to explode it.

Case #37 John Fudge
Time: 2,000,000,000 years ago
A being goes to a planet where the forces of good are fighting the evil black magic forces. After 74,000 years of battle, implants and hallucinations he loses the fight and joins the black magic side. He goes to another planet on a spaceship where he marries a beautiful girl. After 50 years he discovers the girl was really a robot and she completes his implants.


Case #38 Ann Fox
Time: 3,750 years ago
A man leaves his family to join the space corps in battle where he is assigned to destroy an enemy ship. His one man ship is damaged and he fails in his mission. When he returns home the city where his family lived has been destroyed by the very spaceship to which he was assigned. Later, he finds his girlfriend in bed with another man. He kills the man and his girlfriend hits him from behind with a vase. He scars her face with broken glass from the vase. Then he goes to the temple of an old religion where they insert needles in his brain through the eyes. He is trapped in a glass jar, but free of his body which goes off without him. He is dumped on earth and becomes a Hittite in Anatolia.

Case #39 Anonymous
Time: 17,543 years ago
A man in the Space Command went to Mars on a secret mission. He was found out by the robots who lived there and was taken away. They bombarded him with particles that cause confusion. Then they put him in a robot body and sent him off to an outpost station in space. It was boring, so he started making his reports into jokes. So they came to take him away then ripped out his circuits and threw him on the scrap heap.

Case #40 Jean Gill
Time: 25,016 years ago
A soldier breaks up with his girlfriend. Then he goes to a briefing room where beams are shot at his solar plexus and genitals, which implant his orders. Needles are pushed behind his eyes and into his ears. He is sent down to kill everybody in a town. He deliberately crashes his spaceship to get rid of his highly implanted body.

Case #41 Alix Stansfield
The commander of a sector of space destroys everything in the sector. He goes in a flying saucer where he is trapped, then to another place where there are lots of television screens. He goes to another saucer which is a storage place for bodies and parts.

Case #42 Carl Jensen
Time: 549 B.C.
The son of a leader of the Pythagorean Order lives in Krotona in southern Italy. A mob seizes his father and ties him to a tree to be burned alive. He gathers members of the order to save him. A battle takes place but the son is unable to save his father. He is stabbed with a spear and dies.


— Rod Keller


Source Code

“When we go into the idea of supreme beings or gods or big thetans or something like that, well, we’ve just taken the whole curve all the way around and the only thing we’ve got on this planet today is just pure nuttiness on this subject, see, the theory of the Big Thetan, see. Actually, the Big Thetan theory is simply one of the GPMs and it — there’s end words that have to do with gods and things like this, you see. And there’s one of the root words — several of the root words — have to do with worship and so forth and it’s just goofiness, see? There isn’t anybody, any Big Thetan around who’s permeating everything that just because you say, ‘Now, please give me cake and ice cream for my supper tonight,’ is going to suddenly go into a brown study and wonder how to get you cake and ice cream tonight, see. There just is no such being.” — L. Ron Hubbard, July 15, 1964


Overheard in the FreeZone

“Goodbye Kelly. Find a new body and hurry back soon or break free if you can.”


Random Howdy

“Scientology is ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ meets ‘Ancient Aliens’.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Arraignment scheduled for September 18.
Jay Spina, Medicare fraud: Sentencing is set for August 27 in White Plains, NY
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Next pretrial conference set for Jan 12 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments set for August 30 at 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: Sept 4 (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, trial set for Nov 9, 2021


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

[Elisabeth Moss, Michael Peña, and Laura Prepon]

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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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[FOUR years ago] Scientology caves: Fred Haseney avoids court hearing, will take camera to Big Blue tomorrow
[FIVE years ago] Nick Lister: Scientology asked me to seduce Mike Rinder’s wife in a spy operation
[SIX years ago] Lawsuit number 17 filed by Las Vegas attorney against Scientology’s rehab network
[SEVEN years ago] REVERSE WARRIOR: Brian Culkin Hires Ray Jeffrey, Blasts Scientology in Court Filing
[EIGHT years ago] Video from the Memorial of Alexander Jentzsch
[NINE years ago] Scientology’s “Documentary” of Marty Rathbun Revealed!


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 1,999 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,503 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,023 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,043 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 934 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,241 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,109 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 2,883 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,687 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,003 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,569 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,488 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,656 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,237 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,498 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,536 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,249 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,774 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,304 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 5,864 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,004 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,324 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,179 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,298 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,654 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 5,957 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,063 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,465 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,337 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 1,920 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,415 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,669 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,778 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on July 15, 2020 at 07:00

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