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As Kevin Trudeau’s prison stint nears end, his pitch sounds more like Scientology than ever

In March 2014, TV pitchman and “Natural Cures” grifter Kevin Trudeau was sentenced to ten years in prison for contempt of court.

You probably remember his many late-night infomercials pitching quack health cures like “coral calcium” as he claimed to have the “natural” secrets to healing anything, including cancer.

His bogus come-ons were incredibly lucrative, of course, and people continue to buy into his fantasies even after he’s been proved time and again to be a swindler who peddles nothing but empty promises.

A really good 2015 profile of Trudeau in Business Insider showed that he was doing time in an Alabama facility that was more like summer camp than a penitentiary. A government database shows that he’s been moved to a Chicago halfway house which supervises prisoners on house arrest. And he’s scheduled to be released entirely next year, in 2022.


Trudeau can hardly wait to get back in the saddle, and his Global Information Network (GIN) is anticipating his release by starting to book personal sessions with him after he gets out. Yes, if you book early, you can secure in-person counseling with a man who never lets government fines and prison sentences from selling himself as the best life coach you could ever want.

Thanks to a reader, it’s been brought to our attention how much his GIN program is looking more and more like Scientology. In fact, we think you’re really going to be struck by the vocabulary Trudeau uses as he offers a new “level” of counseling he’s calling “Director VIII.”

Trudeau’s own involvement in Scientology is a little mysterious. He recommends in his books that readers try out Dianetics and Scientology. And as the Business Insider profile indicates, Trudeau’s second wife, Kristine Dorow, said that their prenup “obligated her to reach a certain level in Scientology, which Trudeau has dabbled in over the years.” Some former Scientologists have also claimed to have seen Trudeau at facilities in Los Angeles. But his actual involvement in Scientology is not well known.

Looking at his current offerings, there seems little doubt that Trudeau picked up a lot of Scientology concepts and jargon. Here’s a sample of what he’s selling as he prepares to come out of prison…


This is my official announcement that I will be personally teaching and delivering live and IN PERSON the Level 8 Success Mastery Course (SMC) Training for The Global Information Network (GIN)!

AND I am giving it to everyone FREE as my gift to Global Information Network Members!

You read that right. The ENTIRE Success Mastery Course (SMC) Level 8 Training will be FREE for qualified GIN Members!

The SMC Level 8 will be over 200 hours of personal instruction, teachings, and processes delivered directly by me in person.

Over 200 hours of highly advanced, never before released “Total Success” Training!

Regular “motivational speakers” or “success experts”, would charge well over $100,000 for a 200 hour “success course”.

They charge right now $15,000 – $35,000 per week for “success training”.

However, NO ONE has ever taught the material in Level 8 SMC Training….


The Level 8 SMC Training will be starting in the summer of 2022.

This is over 200 hours of personal training with me. All the details will be coming soon from The Global Information Network.

You must be a Member of the Global Information Network (GIN) and have completed Levels 1-7 of the Success Mastery Course.

You must be signed up for the Level 7 Success Mastery Course no later than December 31, 2021 in order to receive the Level 8 SMC Training for FREE.

You do not have to have completed the Level 7 training by December 31, 2021, you only have to be signed up for the training by that date. But you must complete the Level 7 SMC Training before you can take the Level 8 SMC Training….

This training will be like nothing you have ever experienced. This will take all the Success Mastery Course Levels 1-7 and The Science of Personal Mastery Course Lessons 1-64 and reveal all the hidden secrets that are embedded in those Courses.

When you go through Level 8 training, all the seeds that have been planted within you as you went through those courses will sprout and unleash their power. You may feel like a volcano has been released within you, with power and energy flowing throughout your body like lava.

You may feel like a blindfold has come off and finally you can “see” energy and “Truth”.

You might feel like the chains that have been binding you and holding you down have been broken and now you are totally FREE and liberated.

The Level 8 SMC Training will be more powerful than Levels 1-7 of the SMC combined.

The Level 8 SMC Training can be called “The Awakening”, “Super Power”, “The Revelation” and “The Breakthrough”.

It could also be called “TOTAL SUCCESS”, “Truth Revealed” or “Liberation Experienced”.

Many will call it “Unlimited Wealth”, “Abundant Prosperity”, or “The Perpetual HAPPINESS Course”.

This Training will bring you to a new level of “Being”, giving you higher abilities to manifest your desires faster and easier than ever before.


It will in a way vaporize within you much of the negative energy that is keeping you from true deep happiness and joy that surpasses all human understanding. It will “clean up your karma” thus changing your life direction in major ways.

When you complete Level 8 Training:

-You will experience inner peace that cannot be described

-You will finally have true “meaning” in your life

-You will feel “in alignment” and have total CERTAINTY

-Secrets and “TRUTH” will be revealed

-Power within you will be unleashed

-Your awareness will open thus allowing you to see and understand things like you have never imagined before

-You will have mental and emotional CLARITY

-You will be totally and completely liberated from fear

-You will feel like you can “conjure” up and manifest any desire you have

This training will release you from much of your deep seeded and buried insecurities, pain, and any negative feelings of unworthiness or not being “good enough”.

This training will clear many of the blocks that have been holding you back from achieving your dreams and attaining the inner states of peace, fulfilment and joy that you ultimately desire and crave.

This training will give you the biggest breakthrough you have ever experienced in your life.


When you complete the training, you will feel like your whole life has been a dream, and that you finally came out of a “trance”. You will feel completely “Awakened”, “Alive” and “Aware”. You will have KNOWINGNESS, POWER, and CERTAINTY.

You will be “Conscious”.

You will experience “states” that you have only read about, and additional “states” that you could never have imagined.

You will receive a “transference” of energy that will wake you up and expand your consciousness beyond anything you have known. You will reach a state of “dominion”, “control”, and “authority” that will make you feel “super human” and powerful beyond belief. You will have flowing within you, abilities far above that of “normal” people.

You will become a magnet for success and a manifesting machine being able to conjure into your life whatever you desire.

You truly will learn how to put a “command” into the ether and have your wish become a reality.

This is what you have been waiting for. This is what I have been waiting to deliver to you.

Now is the time! Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity….

The Level 8 Training will also “handle” most of the blocks dealing with the Matter, Energy, Space and Time of the physical world where you deal with people, places, things, events and circumstances. You will learn how to be a complete “Master” of your environment, all the people you deal with and all the situations you face in life. You will learn how to be at total “cause” over your environment instead of being “at effect”…

Make the decision today to experience a life changing event that will teach you how to Be, Do and Have whatever you desire…

I can assure you one thing. When you complete the Level 8 Training, YOU WILL NEVER BE THE SAME!

Much love, light and consciousness.

Your friend in prosperity,

Kevin Trudeau


The truly sad thing, of course, is that there are people who will be chomping at the bit to give this huckster money so they can learn his “secrets” the minute he gets out of prison after having proved to be a liar and a con man. But such is the state of mankind.

We just think you will be struck by how many concepts and code words Trudeau has taken from Scientology for this scheme, and rather than highlight them ourselves we’ll let you pick them out for us.


Source Code

“Authorship of the universe is something which has been in question for many years. People have been arguing about this for a long time. Even in ancient times the Christian argument with the conservative, status quo religion of Rome involved the creation of the universe. Who created the universe? In the early days of Greece, you found the various factions fighting over this fact of the actual creator of the universe. People have a tendency to run it backwards and try to find an earlier creator or a master creator, or this and that. What are they looking for? They’re looking for you! You’re hunted! To that degree, you’re hunted. Fascinating.” — L. Ron Hubbard, January 22, 1957


Avast, Ye Mateys

“SMERSH: We have heard directly from the head of Smersh ‘Ban the Bomb Carstairs’ whose contempt for anyone else’s intelligence leads him to state he knows nothing about any attacks on Scientology. Ding, ding, ding, here comes the wagon! Plans for Ship Operation. I haven’t got any. Have you? Nice warm sun.” — The Commodore, January 22, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone


“Idiots. Apparently the vaccine manufacturers didn’t know (or perhaps they do), that glycol was used on injections on the R6 Bank engram 75 million years ago. Now the idiots are wondering if polyethylene glycol is causing the gruesome Covid 19 vaccine adverse reactions.”


Past is Prologue

1999: Bob Minton announced that Factnet had discovered a Scientology operative working undercover. “They had unfettered access to information about me and my whereabouts, Stacy’s inner circle of friends, FACTNet records, Dan Leipold’s office, Graham Berry’s office and other juicy bits of info. Not only that, this plant had worked for the Cult Awareness Network for years and was an intimate friend of Cynthia Kisser, Craig Branch and a number of others active in the counter-cult movement. Her name is Laura Terepin. We hired some PI’s with impeccable credentials to check up on a few points about Laura. Laura lied about living alone in Madison WI. She never mentioned that one of her 3 house mates was a co$ Chicago staff member. Laura cell phones were billed to a Hollywood, CA private investigator who seemingly had at least 13 other phones billed to him that were linked to co$ operatives. Laura’s boyfriend works for the same PI who handled the phones. And the clincher is that daily calls to OSA in LA showed up on Laura’s phone records.”


Random Howdy

“Scientology doesn’t have to murder people. It just drives them crazy and they end up murdering others or they kill themselves. Scientology may have murdered someone in the past, but there’s no conclusive proof — and critics talking like it’s a fact just makes them look kinda obsessed and a little bit nuts to outsiders.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Masterson arraigned Jan 20. Next conf to set prelim, March 24.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay’s sentencing delayed to March 2.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Trial scheduled for May 20 in Los Angeles

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition for writ of mandate denied Oct 22 by Cal 2nd Appellate District. Petition for review by state supreme court denied Dec 11.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Dec 30, Judge Kleifield granted Scientology’s motions to compel arbitration. Jan 29: Status conference.
Matt and Kathy Feschbach tax debt: Eleventh Circuit ruled on Sept 9 that Feshbachs can’t discharge IRS debt in bankruptcy. Dec 17: Feshbachs sign court judgment obliging them to pay entire $3.674 million tax debt, plus interest from Nov 19.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Second amended complaint filed, trial set for Nov 9, 2021.

Concluded litigation:
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs.
Dennis Nobbe, Medicare fraud, PPP loan fraud: Charged July 29. Bond revoked Sep 14. Nobbe dead, Sep 14.
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.


SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks

The Australian Seven News network cancelled a 10-part investigation of Scientology and its history of dirty tricks. Read the transcripts of the episodes and judge for yourself why Tom Cruise and Tommy Davis might not have wanted viewers to see this hard-hitting series by journalist Bryan Seymour.


After the success of their double-Emmy-winning, three-season A&E series ‘Scientology and the Aftermath,’ Leah Remini and Mike Rinder continue the conversation on their podcast, ‘Scientology: Fair Game.’ We’ve created a landing page where you can hear all of the episodes so far.


An episode-by-episode guide to Leah Remini’s three-season, double-Emmy winning series that changed everything for Scientology watching. Originally aired from 2016 to 2019 on the A&E network, and now on Netflix.


Find your favorite Hubbardite celeb at this index page — or suggest someone to add to the list!

Other links: Scientology’s Ideal Orgs, from one end of the planet to the other. 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 a weekly series. How many have you read?



[ONE year ago] Cedric Bixler-Zavala blames Scientology for poisoned dog he had to put down yesterday
[TWO years ago] Tonight, Leah Remini takes us into the incredible story of Scientology’s Clearwater takeover
[THREE years ago] Scientology relies heavily on Russian immigrants — and ‘disconnection’ doesn’t spare them
[FOUR years ago] National civil rights museum knows it’s harboring Scientology front group, shrugs it off
[FIVE years ago] Here’s your chance to meet the Sea Org at Scientology’s open house next week
[SIX years ago] Las Vegas attorney files 27th suit against Scientology rehab, Michigan attorney files 2nd
[SEVEN years ago] Monique Rathbun seeks sanctions, Scientology tries to kill Miscavige deposition in court today
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Scrambling to Deal with Bad Publicity


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 2,189 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,693 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,213 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,233 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,124 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,431 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,299 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,073 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 3,877 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,193 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,759 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,678 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 3,846 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,427 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,688 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,726 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,439 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 1,964 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 319 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,494 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,045 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,194 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,514 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,369 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,488 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 1,844 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,147 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,253 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,655 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,527 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,110 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,605 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 2,859 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 13,968 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on January 22, 2021 at 07:00

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