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Tom Cruise’s Scientology superpowers, No. 8: Recovering unspeakable acts from the past

You are probably aware that evangelicals who are “young-Earth Creationists” figure that our planet is only about 6,000 years old, right? But were you aware that Scientology is notable because it also has a pretty warped idea about the age of our universe — except in the other direction.

Our longtime readers are well aware of this, but we wanted to make sure that our newer readers are clued in as well as we continue to count down Tom Cruise’s Scientology superpowers that he would have attained during his decades in the church.

Cruise, like other dedicated Scientologists, ascribes to L. Ron Hubbard’s conclusion that the universe is quadrillions of years old, and that you and us and everyone else are actually immortal beings, “thetans,” that have lived for trillions of years, inhabiting innumerable physical bodies lifetime after lifetime. (Actual scientists say the universe has only been around for about 13.8 billion years, but what do they know.)

Now, it’s hard enough to imagine what it would be like to live for a thousand years, let alone a million or a billion, but trillions?


And Hubbard goes even farther. One of the primary aims of Scientology is to give you the ‘technology’ that will allow you to remember what you’ve been doing for the last few trillion years and over those countless lifetimes, which is achieved by being questioned intensely in sessions that are referred to as “auditing.”

And here’s the thing: If you really have lived trillions of years, Hubbard says, then you have experienced just about everything there is to have experienced, including committing heinous, horrific crimes.

We learned just how horrific Hubbard had in mind as we studied in detail a somewhat obscure 1952 lecture Hubbard gave in London. With the expert help of former Sea Org official Sunny Pereira, we pieced together what Hubbard was talking about.

Here is part of that startling unpacking we did of Hubbard’s words:

“If someone is denouncing sex with a child today, Hubbard advises the auditor to find what makes a person say that by learning what happened to them in the past, maybe trillions of years ago. And that’s actually a pretty normal instruction for Scientology auditors up to the current day,” Sunny says.

And what is the overt (sin) that Hubbard commands you to locate? You will find the preclear, far in the past, “driving the little boy up to sexual enthusiasm, up, up up up.”

“That means continuously using a little boy for sex, yeah. It’s pretty gross,” Sunny says.

That continues until the little boy “can’t give any more” and with a PANG, goes to 0.0 on the Tone Scale, which is “body death.”

L. Ron Hubbard, in other words, is suggesting that someone who denounces sex with children today is covering for the fact that sometime in their distant past, they sexually abused a child to death.

“Yes, that’s how I’m reading it,” Sunny says.

Hubbard, in his 1952 lecture, wants his listeners to understand that if they find that a person undergoing questioning today expresses disgust with a horrible crime, it’s usually an indication that they have committed the crime themselves in the far, far distant past. And for some reason to illustrate this idea Hubbard decides to use the example of sexually killing a young boy.

“He’s saying that anyone who reacts negatively to people molesting children today is going to have all of this stuff in their track [their long distant past lives] that you can find. That’s what makes them feel that way,” she says.

Hubbard is accusing anyone who denounces sex with children as having some dark secret in their past lives about killing kids sexually?

“That’s right. And like with the awful Dianetics passage about kissing 7-year-old girls, he could have used any example to make his point about covering up sin. So why is he using sex with children to make his point? It’s his own insanity that he’s talking about in this stuff.”


We thank Sunny again that she had the patience to go through that awful lecture with us. And we’ve included it in this countdown because we want readers to understand that as an OT 7 or OT 8, Tom Cruise has thoroughly absorbed these ideas. That he’s actually lived for trillions of years, that he’s attempted to recover his “Whole Track” of memories and would learn that he has experienced just about everything, including committing horrific crimes, and that in Scientology it’s best not to blow the whistle on someone for their bad acts in this lifetime when everyone has so much horrendous behavior in their countless previous lifetimes.

This is how Scientology keeps bad behavior under wraps.

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


Bonus items from our tipsters

Meanwhile, while stuck in Aruba…



Source Code


“We come along to this bird and we say, ‘Hey, bud, you’re a convict. You live on a planet called Earth; it’s part of the Marcab Confederacy….Now, is there some other planetary system, is there some other empire system which is deeper in to the heart of this galaxy which is going to backfire against this one? I would say probably yes. Probably yes. There, probably this is coming right up over the hill. I mean it probably is not long. Maybe this confederacy or this activity right now is in trouble. But conquerors nearly always spare the jails. Did you realize that? The Allied troops going in — Auschwitz, Belsen, places like that — they didn’t knock those apart. They knocked apart the belligerents’ property, but they didn’t knock apart their jails. All kinds of political situations complicate this picture.” — L. Ron Hubbard, August 22, 1963


Avast, Ye Mateys

“I’ve just okayed the recommendation to sell the Commodore Queen as unsuitable and too costly to repair. They need the Apollo and we need a new ship.” — The Commodore, August 22, 1971


Overheard in the FreeZone

“LRH made it very clear many times that the goal is to have responsible OTs who are no longer producing Overt actions. Yes, there must be OTs that are evil but use OT abilities — in the Star Wars Universe they are called ‘Sith’ — those guys who trapped us all and overwhelmed us with an intense force like LRH said.”


Past is Prologue

2000: An account of the interview process at Scientology-affiliated company Executive Software was posted to a.r.s this week. “At the interview they were very impressed with my technical knowledge and experience. At the end of this interview they said they rigidly follow the L. Ron Hubbard 11 volume set of how to run a business. The HR lady administered three written tests to me. The first one was a personality test. The second test was a timed test of basic mathematical skills and logical thinking. The third test, however, I think is the one that tests to see how compatible I am with Scientology. Questions like: Do you believe in Destiny? Who invented Buddhism? When you vote, do you: a. Vote your party. b. Study the issues and then vote. The HR lady said she would get back to me either way. I called the HR lady a week later having not heard anything. She said, ‘Oh, I was just about to call you. You know there were many others applying for the job and we picked someone else.’ I doubt she was ‘just about to call me’. I believe I was not hired because of my answers to the Scientology test.”



Random Howdy

“You should have seen me on stage. I could move, baby!”


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 25 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] The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 20: Gensler
[TWO years ago] The FBI wants recent cases of Scientology fraud? We’ve got them right here, for crissakes
[THREE years ago] Colombian senator cites Xenu, ‘the Hole,’ in wild televised hearing about Scientology scandal
[FOUR years ago] Tonight on ‘Aftermath’: Suicide in Scientology, where sympathy and compassion are outlawed
[FIVE years ago] Trump is drawing comparisons to L. Ron, but will Hillary favor Scientology as much as Bill did?
[SIX years ago] A revealing look inside the warped ‘kingdom’ of Scientology leader David Miscavige
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology skates (so far) as OK grand jury says ‘keep investigating’ Narconon Arrowhead
[EIGHT years ago] Report From the Fringe: Underground Bunker Night at The TomKat Project
[TEN years ago] The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 18: Amy Scobee


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 2,400 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,905 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,425 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,445 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,336 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,643 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,511 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,285 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,615 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,089 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,405 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,971 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,890 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,058 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,639 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,900 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,938 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,651 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,176 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 531 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,706 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,257 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,406 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,726 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,581 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,700 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,056 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,359 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,465 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,863 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,739 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,322 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,817 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,071 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,180 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on August 22, 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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