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Leaked price list: What it costs to stay at Scientology’s ‘spiritual mecca’ in Florida

[The Fort Harrison Hotel]

Our former OT 8 Scientologist has sent us another trove of pristine materials documenting their trek up the Bridge to Total Freedom. Previously, we’ve shown you some things from the mid 1980s that were in amazing shape. Now, we’ve been given some things from a more contemporary timeframe.

And the most useful is probably a stunning price list from the Flag Land Base. A price list not for courses, but for accommodations.

We’ll never forget Jason Beghe, many years ago, telling us that what makes the Flag Land Base experience so expensive is not simply the prices that are charged for courses or auditing, but for what you’ll spend to stay there for week after week. And now, here’s some evidence of that in black and white.

Jason described a situation. Say you’ve come for one of the L Rundowns. Or an OT level. You might have to make arrangements to shut down your business back at home, or to take care of your home. And then you arrive and you’re told that before you can start your L Rundown or whatever it is you’ve come to do, first you have to go through a False Purpose Rundown or some other kind of interrogation to make sure that you don’t have evil intent or some other unresolved issues. And it will be a customized interrogation that can go on and on. He wanted us to understand that you could spend weeks and weeks at Flag and never get to the thing you came for, and the entire time you would be repeatedly hit up for more donations from an array of people for different initiatives.

During that ordeal you’d be paying for staying in fancy hotel rooms and for meals and other services. And how much does that cost? Thanks to our new OT 8 source, we get a really good idea about that.

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This document is dated 2007, and we can’t imagine that these prices have gone down. But the first thing they want you to do is estimate how long you’ll be staying. Here’s the first page, with some typical packages…

 

 
Prepare yourself then, if you want to go for the full Flag package from Solo I to OT 7, you’re going to be there up to a year.

And if you want to go through the Wall of Fire and learn about Xenu on OT 3? Plan on one to two months, just for the auditing. Holy Space Opera!

And at what rates? Well, they vary quite a bit, depending on what a big shot you are. Are you going the economical route and bunking with a roomie? Or do you want the VIP suite? Let’s check out those 2007 rates.

 

 
You can see why the Yachtsman’s rates are so reasonable. This is for you outer org losers…

 

 

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The Sandcastle and the Osceola are up the street from the Fort Harrison, not far from Tom Cruise’s penthouse condo at the Skyview.

 

 
We are grateful to our source for giving us this glimpse at what marks are forking over for their trips to Scientology’s spiritual mecca. Once again, as always, Scientology is all about hierarchy and status, with the wealthiest Scientologists getting rooked for the maximum amount so they can feel like superior beings while they are being taken to the cleaners.

No wonder the Flag Land Base takes in more revenue on a weekly basis than the rest of Scientology’s facilities combined. It’s a spiritual gold rush!

 
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Source Code

“In Dianetics, if you don’t think you could produce ‘therapies’ which would produce convulsions, break people out in rashes, make them walk on the ceiling and have their ears rot off, you are foolish. You definitely could. You are working here with the basic tools; you are working with what is wrong. And when you are working with what is really wrong with the human psyche, you can of course just specialize in making it more wrong. For instance, you can take a preclear down the time track and turn on a fever that won’t turn off for two or three days. That is spectacular! You can actually send him down the time track and get him into a fever engram and take his temperature or see that his skin is very hot to the touch, and he will have a fever.” — L. Ron Hubbard, June 28, 1951

 

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Avast, Ye Mateys

“THE ENEMY: Nelson Rockefeller finances and pushes forward the Totalitarian idea of Population Control by Psychiatry and his foundations try to shove us around. In the news he and his family interests are under heavy attack in South America. Rhodesia’s anti-Ron government just gets in deeper and deeper. I wrote Smith a Constitution permitting black representation while maintaining white interests that Britain and the Rhodesian white both would have bought. The govt answer was refusal to extend my visa. That the people of Rhodesia remained on our side is attested by three orgs there now. That Smith is on the side of psychiatry is attested by a new big psychiatric clinic next door to the jail. The enemy is having a very hard time. He is going counter to a world where comm is pushing freedom into being. We are going with the flood tide of world opinion. The enemy is floundering against it. We only have to expand and endure to win.” — The Commodore, June 28, 1969

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“We have evil people (SPs) and they can be created by a cancer growing in their head or something and it made them evil, or at work they got stabbed in the head with metal, and then after that turned evil, so their whole track hasn’t changed, it’s the same person. And when they got stabbed in the head at work there was no person around talking commands. So in these situations engrams were not really involved, it’s simply more a physical reason for them being evil, not some whole track engram theory. I think our bodies are like cars, and when they are not functioning right whether it by being evil or gay, it’s due to simple physical reasons like them living in a house with a mold problem for years and this infects their body and attacks it and they end up being retarded from it or something. It’s nothing to do with memories of the past. I’ve just looked into this topic heaps and I’m telling you there’s all these physical reasons for people’s aberrations, and Hubbard’s engram or body thetan theories most of the time don’t prove to be correct. But I do agree that sometimes they are right. I think he’s done a massive exaggeration with his theory, he exaggerates a lot. I think for some people’s problems they really are caused by memories and it ain’t a physical thing, there’s evidence for this.”

 
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Past is Prologue

2001: Thomas Gandow reported that the head of Narconon in Russia has denounced Scientology and left the organization. “Vladimir Ivanov – the leader of Russian ‘Narkonon,’ the president of Scientological ‘Foundation of Salvation of Children and Adolescents from Drugs’ and the foundation ‘Drug-Free Russia,’ while speaking live on popular radio Ekho Moskvy, unexpectedly announced that he had broken with the Scientology organization. Mr. Ivanov spoke about Scientology as a criminal cult which has nothing to do with religion and which capitalizes cynically upon the sufferings and pain of other people. Ivanov said that he is no longer ‘Satanist’ and had asked forgiveness from those numerous people whom he recruited into Scientology. He had announced that from now on none of the organizations he heads, has anything to do either to Scientology, or to ‘Narconon.’ At the same time, Mr. Ivanov had expressed an idea that technology used in Narconon can be used effectively outside of Scientology and Narconon itself.” From an open letter by Vladimir Ivanov: “Having thoroughly studied the theory and practice of Scientologists in Russia and abroad for the past ten years, I have come to realize that the certain practicality of the so-called technology is in full and complete contradiction with the purely commercial aspirations, hidden from the outsider’s view, and has nothing in common (except for declarations) with the spiritual-religious goals. The so-called Church of Scientology flouts human rights and the rights of religious people in general by imposing a ban on a profession, by denying a person the right to defend his interests in the court of law, and by enslaving him with work for the benefit of its mercantile interests.”

 
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Random Howdy

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“Two eggs over easy, hash browns, and either two Italian sausage or four bangers and dark rye toast. Thanks. Oh, and a double tequila sunrise in a pint glass.”

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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for August 9. Trial tentatively scheduled for early November.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Hanan and Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference August 21 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: June 18 pretrial conference delayed until July 9.

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 to US Supreme Court submitted on May 26. Scientology has until June 25 to respond.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: California Supreme Court grants review on May 26, asks Second Appellate Division to direct Judge Steven Kleifield to show cause why he granted Scientology’s motion for arbitration.
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.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 24.

Concluded litigation:
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.

 
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THE PROSECUTION OF DANNY MASTERSON

We first broke the news of the LAPD’s investigation of Scientology celebrity Danny Masterson on rape allegations in 2017, and we’ve been covering the story every step of the way since then. At this page we’ve collected our most important links, including our four days in Los Angeles covering the preliminary hearing and its ruling, which has Danny facing trial and the potential sentence of 45 years to life in prison.

SCIENTOLOGY: FAIR GAME

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.

LEAH REMINI: SCIENTOLOGY AND THE AFTERMATH

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.

SCIENTOLOGY’S CELEBRITIES, from A to Z

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

 
Other links: SCIENTOLOGY BLACK OPS: Tom Cruise and dirty tricks. 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?

 
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THE WHOLE TRACK

[ONE year ago] Scientology will see you now! Orgs are reopening in safe and not so safe places
[TWO years ago] Your brain on Scientology: ‘I am the hurricane’
[THREE years ago] Scientology rock ‘n’ roller goes back to his days with L. Ron Hubbard at sea
[FOUR years ago] Federal judge tells Scientology to cool its jets, says arbitration is ‘imminent’
[FIVE years ago] How Google is getting gamed in the fight both for and against the Church of Scientology
[SIX years ago] Project Normandy, 2015: Paulette Cooper has landed in Clearwater — Scientology’s ‘Mecca’
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology’s secret plan to take over the world — here it is!
[EIGHT years ago] Blogging Scientology’s Bible: Vance, We’ve Reached the Finish Line!
[TEN years ago] Grant Cardone Takes to the Huffington Post to Head Off “Haters”

 
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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 2,345 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,850 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,370 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,390 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,281 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,588 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,456 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,230 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,560 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,034 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,350 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,916 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,835 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,003 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,584 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,845 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,883 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,596 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,121 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 476 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,651 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,202 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,351 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,671 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,526 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,645 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,001 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,304 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,410 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,812 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,684 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,267 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,762 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,016 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,125 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on June 28, 2021 at 07:00

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Our new book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology: Exposing L. Ron Hubbard’s dangerous ‘religion’ is now on sale at Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats. Our book about Paulette, The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper, is on sale at Amazon in paperback, Kindle, and audiobook versions. We’ve posted photographs of Paulette and scenes from her life at a separate location. Reader Sookie put together a complete index. More information can also be found at the book’s dedicated page.

The Best of the Underground Bunker, 1995-2020 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2020), The Village Voice (2008-2012), New Times Los Angeles (1999-2002) and the Phoenix New Times (1995-1999)

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