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Tom Cruise’s Scientology superpowers, No. 10: Drying out from space coke

We’ve been counting down the Scientology superpowers that Tom Cruise can expect as an OT Scientologist and million-dollar donor.

One of our favorite Scientology superpowers is something we learned about a few years ago, and we think it’s been criminally undercovered by the media.

We’re talking about the feature we wrote on super Scientologists Greta Van Susteren (yes, the former Fox News host) and her husband, wealthy attorney John Coale.

While we were learning about their dedication to the church, we discovered that each of them had, according to Scientology’s own publications, completed something called Operating Thetan Level Four.


And what is OT 4? Well, here’s what we said about it at the time.

Although the previous level, “Operating Thetan Level Three,” or “OT 3,” gets a lot more attention with its story about Xenu the galactic overlord made famous in a 2005 South Park episode, we think it’s a shame that OT 4 doesn’t have its own notoriety.

You see, on OT 3 you might learn that you are not just one being but actually a collection of many, perhaps thousands, of unseen souls clustered together after being marooned on Earth in a genocidal act 75 million years ago, but on OT 4, you learn that there’s even more work than simply chasing away these “body thetans” or “BTs.” It turns out that your unseen body thetans also have drug histories, and it’s your job to get them all to go through some kind of rehab to dry out.

Now, before you scoff, we want to point out that this is not some religious ritual that we’re dishing on. We know some folks out there get uncomfortable with the idea that we’d describe the intimate details of a “religion” that is no more nutty than the others. (Or so someone always claims, without fail.)

But you’d be wrong about that. This is not religion we’re describing. This is inerrant scientific fact, and any honest Scientologist will tell you as much. When you are auditing New OT 4, you are not supposed to be praying or trancing or otherwise having a transcendent spiritual experience. L. Ron Hubbard described an actual state of reality — you have invisible ancient alien entities inside and hovering around you, and they have drug histories, and, at about $10,000 for the level, it is your task to determine those drug histories and dry out the junkies you have for space cooties.

Again, we will say to the doubters, this is scientific fact presented by Hubbard, and Scientology’s own publication demonstrates that John P. Coale completed this procedure on his way up the Bridge to Total Freedom, and at around the same time he was handling what he called the “mother of all lawsuits” against America’s tobacco companies. (How many of his body thetans were smokers, we have to wonder.)

And Hubbard is ready for your objection that you may not have used any drugs in this lifetime: “Maybe the guy has never taken LSD or Pheno-barbitol in his lifetime and doesn’t have any of that drug actually in his body. But the BT or cluster freewheeling through an incident containing the drug mocks up the apparency of the drug in the body, making the guy feel that he is on that drug.”

Hubbard’s jargon is a bit thick, but you get the idea — your current life is going to be affected by your unseen spirits re-experiencing their drug binges from millions or billions of years ago until you take care of it.

And, he spells out, your body thetans may be carrying around drug residues that we haven’t even invented in this solar system, so be prepared to restimulate the mother of all flashbacks.


We wondered then, and we still wonder now, why John and Greta haven’t shared this amazing technology with the rest of the world. After all, if a journalist like Greta has learned how to dry out her junkie space cooties even if they’re having flashbacks from super space heroin, isn’t that something she would recognize as a pretty big story?

As for Tom Cruise, yes, we know he’s also completed New OT 4 because Scientology itself, in a 2004 film not intended for the public, revealed that he had completed OT 7.


Cruise has, in other words, also put his hitchhiking invisible body thetans on the wagon after putting them through L. Ron Hubbard’s wild brand of space rehab.

Hip, hip, hooray?

Tom Cruise’s Scientology superpowers

1. Shattering the suppression from a 15-year-old
2. Achieving godhood
3. Resisting between-life amnesia
4. Destroying a planet with the touch of a finger
5. Leaving his body with full perception
6. Resuscitating the recently deceased
7. Pulling in objects with tractor beams
8. Recovering unspeakable acts from the past
9. Mocking up an automobile out of thin air
10. Drying out from space coke

11. Levitating an ashtray
12. Resisting illnesses with his mind alone
13. Communicating with anyone on any subject
14. Helping at the scene of a car accident
15. Always finding the best parking spot


Jon Atack and Chris Shelton



Source Code

“The primary difference between Scientology and psychiatry is that psychiatry is authoritarian and tells the person what’s wrong with him, often introducing a new lie. Scientology finds out what’s wrong with the person from the person. And then knows more about it than the person, but listens anyway. Listening is the badge of superior knowledge. He who has superior knowledge is privileged to listen. It’s only he who has no superior knowledge that talks all the time — Confucius. Now you got these maxims, and pearls of wisdom? In actual fact, with that data you could go straight out and evolve all of Scientology, just like that. It’s remarkable, isn’t it? But, you mustn’t in actual fact discount — just because it’s discounted to the PC — you mustn’t discount the backbone and body of knowledge of Scientology. Soon as you tell somebody that he’s lived for the last thirty trillion years — of course, thirty trillion years is a drop in the bucket — soon as you tell somebody he’s lived the last thirty trillion years, and so on, he’s liable to be hit with a feeling of unreality.” — L. Ron Hubbard, August 14, 1963



Avast, Ye Mateys

“There is some evidence that the ‘World Bank’ is using nationalism to seize the assets of the world. The cycle is evidently promoted riots, a currency scare, a huge saving loan from the WB or its branches and then that country gradually nationalizing private assets to meet interest and payments. It’s quite the drill. Their support of psychiatry gives their activities a flavour of attempted world dominion by mental-political-financial control. Easy seizure of anyone and his disablement or death would take care of all objectors, national dependency takes care of political control and puts a control on all assets of the world. Sounds crazy and of course it is. But this is Smersh at work. The only real danger is that the World Bank considers itself also senior to God.” — The Commodore, August 14, 1969


Overheard in the FreeZone

“The doppelgänger just looked like LRH. He was not the source of ‘new Tech.’ David Mayo (RTC-cofounder and self declared Snr C/S Int) and his team did that. The whole takeover was done by a team. Not by single persons: not by Miscavige, not by Mayo, not the doppelgänger, not by the butler. A big team and the history makers created the narrative we have to believe.”


Past is Prologue

1999: An affidavit was posted to a.r.s this week by Robert Cipriano, and filed in a libel lawsuit by attorney Graham Berry against Scientology attorney Kendrick Moxon. Some highlights: “As of July 12th 1999, a certain set of circumstances and events have transpired that have caused me to write this Declaration. The events surround the introduction of Church Of Scientology private investigators, attorneys, officials and followers into my life since May 4th 1994. The circumstances and events surround ‘threats’, ‘bribery’, ‘intimidation’, ‘duress’, ‘dead agenting’, ‘fair game’, ‘black propaganda’, ‘slander’, and ‘witness tampering’. Since May 4th 1994, my personal and professional life have been destroyed due to the acts of The Church Of Scientology and their Office Of Special Affairs, including the acts of their lawyers, Mr. Kendrick Moxon of Moxon & Kobrin, Mr. Sandy Rosen of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker and numerous officials and followers including: Kendrick Moxon, Esq.; Gary Soter, Esq.; Steven Hayes, Esq.; Timothy Bowles, Esq.; Elliot Abelson, Esq.; John Ryan; Eugene Ingram; Judy Ross; Ken Long; Isadore Chait; Rev. Glenn Barton; Michael Rinder; David Miscavige; Erla Hawkins and Joanne Wheaton.”



Random Howdy

“I believe that Miscavige is as much into it for the sadism as he is for the money. He’s a little man who hates the world and wants revenge on those who snickered behind his back and called him ‘asthmatic dwarf.’ He’ll stick around as long as he has a few punching bags left.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next hearing set for November 10. Trial tentatively scheduled for February.
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: Next pretrial conference set for Sept 9.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Oral arguments were heard on July 30, 2020 at the Eleventh Circuit
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ Petition to US Supreme Court submitted on May 26. Scientology responded on June 25.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: California Supreme Court granted review on May 26 and asked the Second Appellate Division to direct Judge Steven Kleifield to show cause why he granted Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Oral arguments scheduled for Oct 5.
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: Third 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 23. Appeal hearing scheduled for Aug 23-27.

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.



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.


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 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?


[ONE year ago] Faces of the Sea Org: Rare look at Scientology workers indentured for a billion years
[THREE years ago] Whale watching: Your 2018 mid-year guide to who’s keeping Scientology alive
[FOUR years ago] Fair Play: Before Leah Remini takes another whack, here’s a word from Scientology itself
[FIVE years ago] Got a Purple Heart? Scientology wants to exploit you
[SIX years ago] Florida rejects complaint over Scientology ‘disconnection,’ but Brian Sheen unbowed
[SEVEN years ago] Kate Bornstein kicks cancer’s ass
[EIGHT years ago] Episcopal Church Objects to Being Included in Supreme Court Brief Supporting Scientology
[NINE years ago] Narconon Not Scientology? Then Why Is Its Leader in the Church’s Concentration Camp?


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 2,392 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,897 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,417 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,437 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,328 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,635 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,503 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,277 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,607 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,081 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,397 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,963 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,882 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,050 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,631 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,892 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,930 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,643 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,168 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 523 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,698 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,249 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,398 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,718 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,573 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,692 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,048 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,351 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,457 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,855 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,731 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,314 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,809 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,063 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,172 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on August 14, 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)

Other links: BLOGGING DIANETICS: Reading Scientology’s founding text cover to cover | UP THE BRIDGE: Claire Headley and Bruce Hines train us as Scientologists | GETTING OUR ETHICS IN: Jefferson Hawkins explains Scientology’s system of justice | SCIENTOLOGY MYTHBUSTING: Historian Jon Atack discusses key Scientology concepts | Shelly Miscavige, 15 years gone | The Lisa McPherson story told in real time | The Cathriona White stories | The Leah Remini ‘Knowledge Reports’ | Hear audio of a Scientology excommunication | Scientology’s little day care of horrors | Whatever happened to Steve Fishman? | Felony charges for Scientology’s drug rehab scam | Why Scientology digs bomb-proof vaults in the desert | PZ Myers reads L. Ron Hubbard’s “A History of Man” | Scientology’s Master Spies | The mystery of the richest Scientologist and his wayward sons | Scientology’s shocking mistreatment of the mentally ill | The Underground Bunker’s Official Theme Song | The Underground Bunker FAQ

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