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Tom Cruise’s Scientology superpowers, No. 3: Resisting between-life amnesia

We’re continuing to count down Tom Cruise’s abilities and powers after decades in the Church of Scientology, and now we’re reaching the really potent stuff.

To help readers understand the importance of our subject today — Tom’s ability as an Operating Thetan to resist between-life implants and the amnesia that comes with it — we need to tell you a bit more about Scientology’s aims as laid out by its founder, L. Ron Hubbard.

Hubbard was a prodigious talker. He gave lectures for decades, sometimes up to three on a single day. And all of them were dutifully recorded and transcribed by Scientology. We happen to have access to nearly all of them, and we’ve been gradually making a study of them for several years. (This is how, for example, we have been able to pull out a choice Hubbard quote for every date on the calendar year in our daily “Source Code” feature.)

We’ve looked through hundreds and hundreds of Hubbard lectures that span a period of 1950 to 1972. And we’ve become familiar enough with them to know that some years were more interesting than others. Lectures in the early 1950s could be pretty wild, but for us the truly best vintage were the talks he gave in 1963. There was something about that year, as he was delivering the “Saint Hill Special Briefing Course” in East Grinstead, England, when he really let his hair down and talked plainly about Scientology and its goals.


Later, by the early 1970s, everything had become about production goals, rising or falling stats, and administration. But in 1963, Hubbard was very revealing about his ideas about the universe and our place in it.

One of the very best talks that year took place on July 23, when Hubbard went into detail on a really arcane idea that is at the center of Scientology’s goals. We’re talking about “between-life implants,” and what happens after the body you’re currently walking around in wears out.

You see, Hubbard’s claim was that each of us are actually immortal beings he called “thetans,” and we’ve lived trillions of years over countless lifetimes, jumping from one physical body to another. But it’s only since Scientology’s development, with the insights of Hubbard, that the “technology” had been invented to allow you to retrieve memories from your “Whole Track” of existence. Only with Hubbard’s help, in other words, could you finally begin to piece together who you really are and what you’ve been doing for billions and trillions of years.

So why, you might ask, have you been unable to remember this on your own, without Hubbard’s help? Well, he explains in the lecture, whenever a body dies, the thetan that had been inhabiting it is whisked to Venus or Mars, where evil invader forces operate high tech centers where they implant false memories in a newly freed thetan.

Of all the nasty, mean and vicious implants that have ever been invented, this one is it. And has been going on for thousands of years. It’s the most complete memory wipeout system and the biggest bunch of lies that anybody ever had anything to do with. Now your understanding is that when you die, why somehow or another about fifteen minutes later you appear in another body. Let’s look at this thing from a time disorientation basis. That is a lie. It takes 69 days plus. More than 69 days. And you very often go — see, this has upset some of our calculations. We’ve wondered what has happened to some of our people, why they didn’t show up again immediately, that sort of thing. You’ve gone as long as eight or nine years between death and birth.

After your delay, you are sent back to Earth and you then go to the nearest maternity ward and jump into a newborn to begin a new life. But thanks to these nasty implanters, you lose all sense of who you used to be in your previous lives.

Even Scientologists are unable resist this between-life abuse, and will lose everything they’ve worked on, all the memories they’ve been able to retrieve, once their body dies and they are implanted with false memories by the evil invaders.

It’s only by becoming an “Operating Thetan” — the ultimate goal of Scientology — that a thetan becomes master of matter, energy, space, and time (MEST), and can fend off any attempts by the implanters to mess with him or her between lives.

This is what the “Bridge to Total Freedom” is all about. To raise you up high enough through the OT levels to OT 8, when you are finally an Operating Thetan, and can live lifetime to lifetime without being given amnesia by Earth’s enslavers.

Now, we want to make it clear that we’ve quickly summarized material here that Hubbard goes into in mind-numbing detail and over many lectures. And many Scientologists themselves are often unclear on this ultimate goal of Hubbard’s technology. Someone like Marty Rathbun, for example, in his books, tried to portray the OT levels as simply something to give people more confidence in their lives.

But last night, we happened to be talking to a Scientology technical expert, Bruce Hines, a former auditor whose preclears (subjects of auditing) included Kirstie Alley, Nicole Kidman, and even Mary Sue Hubbard.

We told him what we were working on, and that we knew some Scientologists disagreed with us that this is the goal Hubbard laid out in his lectures.

“This was the essence of what were doing. It was to help people avert that cycle. It was why I was in the Sea Org,” Bruce said, agreeing that the goal of Scientology was to help OTs avoid between-life implanting. “Hubbard said similar things earlier. But I think you’re right, 1963 is a time when he really let out what he thought, while talking to these Saint Hill Special Briefing Course people.”

Marc Headley has estimated that reaching and finishing OT 8 can cost a Scientologist anywhere between half a million and $2 million. But what a reward! Finally, when Tom Cruise’s well-preserved corpus ultimately gives out, he can fend off the invader forces at Venus and Mars and jump right into a newborn somewhere, and still remember that he’s Thomas Mapother IV, movie star, and he’ll avoid the kind of between-life amnesia the rest of us have to put up with.


Wow, imagine what a precocious child that will be!

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


Leah Remini’s podcast: Mat Pesch

Says Mike: “One of our favorites joins us this week, Mat Pesch. Mat was formerly in charge of the money-making and money control divisions at the Flag Land Base — the single largest source of revenue for Scientology on earth. Mat joined us on The Aftermath S 2 Ep 9 The Business of Religion. His no nonsense explanations of the inner-workings of the Scientology business machine are at times humorous, but always horrifying.” Listen to the episode right here!


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Your proprietor will be going live at noon today with Derek Lambert, who has been having some interesting conversations with Karen de la Carriere lately.




Source Code

“Let’s return to the earliest moment that we can contact on the sperm sequence. The earliest moment. The earliest moment you can contact there. The first phrase that you get there will flash into your mind when I count from one to five. One-two-three-four-five. You are doing just fine, by the way. What was the phrase you got? No phrase? All right. Is there somebody there who says ‘Shut up’ or ‘hush’ or something? All right. Let’s shift over on the ovum sequence. Let’s contact the first phrase we get in the ovum sequence, the first phrase. When I count from one to five, it will flash into your mind. One-two-three-four-five. All right. Let’s contact now the earliest moment of pain or unconsciousness that you can reach, either sperm, ovum, preconception, wherever it is, the earliest phrase that we can reach. When I count from one to five, it will flash into your mind. One-two-three-four-five.” — L. Ron Hubbard, August 31, 1950


Avast, Ye Mateys

“Hey PAC recruited 15 SO members in the last 2 weeks! So Pers SO is working. And Action Bu is just a blur of fast moving missions. We’re having to catch up with all the dropped balls and sloth of the last year or two. So that’s what I’m into. When balls get dropped I have to pick them up fast.” — The Commodore, August 31, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“The One World Government is upon us. It is the one that has been in the shadows but now it is visible. The only other One World Government idea of comparable magnitude is the International City Plan for World Peace developed by L. Ron Hubbard. Part of that LRH plan is Capt. Bill Robertson’s New Civilization Game. It is very clear that only Scientologists have an alternative for the Illuminati’s one. Other groups don’t have the required structures. Other groups don’t have the Scientology Organization Board. It is the required structure for a World Government. No sweetness-and-light Scienos are going to change those facts.”



Past is Prologue

1995: Judge Hill this week collected his libel award from Scientology. The Toronto media is mostly abuzz with the verdict in the Paul Bernardo case, but there is a small blurb in the Toronto Star about the Scientology case. “Scientologists pay giant libel debt on time By Wendy Darroch. The Church of Scientology handed over almost $3 million yesterday, before the noon deadline, to pay off the largest libel award in Canadian history. The total award, including damages, interest and costs, was $2,953,624.”


Random Howdy

“The reason I started watching Game of Thrones is because I thought it was going to be the Deadwood of medieval shows and show how dirty and brutal the times actually were like Deadwood did and there wouldn’t be a whole lot of Lord of the Rings type shit. Which aside from the white walkers and the dragons there really wasn’t. But I’m starting to notice more plausibility gaps and irrational character motivation.”


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 October 7 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 held 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?


[TWO years ago] Scientology ecstasy: ‘I have no idea where I would be right now without NED’
[THREE years ago] Sheriff’s Office report spells out tragic details of Scientology ‘Clear’ who took her own life
[FOUR years ago] As Leah Remini’s second season hammers away, Scientology is losing its mind
[FIVE years ago] Vance Woodward’s appeal fails as Scientology has the L.A. attorney on the hook for $90,000
[SIX years ago] Home, sweet ‘Freewinds’! We get a rare look inside a Scientology promotional seminar
[SEVEN years ago] Sunday Funnies: Oops, Scientology reveals a key fact about the size of its membership
[EIGHT years ago] The History of Scientology’s Weird Vaults — The Bizarre Battlefield Earth Connection!
[NINE years ago] The Secret to Eternal Youth! Now Available on the Cruise Ship Freewinds!
[TEN years ago] The Top 25 People Crippling Scientology, No. 14: Tory Christman


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 2,409 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,914 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,434 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,454 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,345 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,652 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,520 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,294 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,624 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,098 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,414 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,980 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,899 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,067 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,648 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,909 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,947 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,660 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,185 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 540 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,715 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,266 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,415 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,735 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,590 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,709 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,065 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,368 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,474 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,872 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,748 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,331 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,826 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,080 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,189 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on August 31, 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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