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Hot new progress reports from Scientology’s massive world takeover!

Our Scientology oversharer is back, and you tell us — has Grade 4 left her a lot less effusive, or is it just us?

She says over and over how her latest completion has left her “calm,” and she certainly does seem a lot less hopped up than she did after Grade 2 and Grade 3.

Claire Headley explained to us for our Up the Bridge series that Grade 4 handles your “service facsimiles,” and she tried to explain that to us.

As for some questions you run into during this grade, here is a sample….


“Tell me a flow you could get another to know something about.”

“Tell me some things another would want to have happen again to you.”

“In this lifetime what overt has another committed on you? How has he justified it?”

“Point out some things which are causing things.”

“In this lifetime, what do you use to make others wrong?”

“In this lifetime, what do you use to dominate others?”

“In this lifetime, what do you use to hinder the survival of others?”

Groovy stuff, truly. And at about $20,000 it’s a steal.


We also received the latest report from the totally on fire Detroit Ideal Org! This place is rockin’!



And from Italy, some new OT completions. Thank you to Richard for translations.


Auditing myself on OT 1 gave me a great peace of mind and a lot of love towards myself. An incredible amount of charge was blown, my anchor points have expanded and I operate at Tone 40. Now I can finally say that nothing worries me anymore and I have achieved an incredible sense of peace. — OT 1 Antonella Russo


This level was mind-boggling, full of mystery and filled with theta. I am now totally self-determined and full of goodwill, plus my level of necessity has gone up. I have so much admiration for others and the future is wide open for me. — OT 2 Bohdan Sikora


This has been a fantastic and astonishing journey, I have never had an experience like this before. You cannot imagine it until you are here. For example, when I read the EP of OT 3, where it says total self-determination is restored, I didn’t really know its meaning, I thought I was already quite a self-determined person, etc. But … I wasn’t. But now I can say that I am in control of myself. Totally. It’s a big thing, a big step, being an OT. I’m really happy that I started to be a little more myself. It makes one feel at ease. — OT 3 Anita Dorina Lovas-Nemes



I feel completely at peace and my mind is very clear. I removed another “mountain”. My space has never been so fresh and my perceptions are powerful! My awareness has increased and I no longer dramatize any of the things I used to dramatize, as I have rid myself from the effects of drugs on the whole track. The difference is simply gigantic!!! — OT 4 Penny Spanou


Source Code

“Where does that leave psychology?…This is the way the wheel is going to turn. And the wheel has already begun its slow inexorable spin. They are about to become a more radical element of Scientology. And we’re about to become the conservatives and they’re about to become the revolutionaries. They’re the Johnny-come-latelys, the cowboys in the black hat. And we’re the old homesteaders, been there a long time. And they’ll give us all the propaganda we want to drive this point home, because it will outrage them to such a degree that every time they pick it up or hear it they will go into a complete scream. They will help us. In every university they will help us. They’ll explain to all of their classes, ‘Hubbard is crazy because he says actually Scientology is a very broad subject that psychology is just a part of,’ Ha-ha-ha! None of the students are laughing. Students can understand a radical offshoot, or a Johnny-come-lately type of an approach that says all men are animals.” — L. Ron Hubbard, September 1, 1964


Avast, Ye Mateys

“According to a long newspaper article John F. Kennedy picked up a body in Germany five minutes after he was killed in Texas. Spotting and naming the people of his family and office and mentioning personal habits and actions, this is John F. Kennedy all right, now 7 years old is now the son of Johan Schuler of Munich and has the name of Johan Schuler. The parents are worried about his ability to lead a future normal life. An interesting point is not that he picked up a new body but that Germany is now alert to ‘reincarnation.'” — The Commodore, September 1, 1971


Overheard in the FreeZone

“While doing the Hubbard process today, I somehow saw very small spots, totally ‘STILL’ spots, appearing and existing (of nothingness without motion) within the composition of all problems and everything else one doesn’t like. I was seeing absolutely still, tiny places or spots within EVERYTHING that I saw after, and when, I began to look and pay attention to these tiny gems of silent tranquility. These processing wins came about when I began looking with more discernment at these spots today. Enturbulating situations and unwanted conditions plague us all, I think, but only because we are not looking at them very well. It is in these still spots that peace and tranquility reside. The reality is that enturbulation is the product of two ends of a polarity working against each other in very balanced opposition to one another. It’s because these forces are completely in balance that we have the creation of enturbulation, I think. It would not be hard to prove that every problem, object, person, and molecule is available to give us heaven on Earth. These quiet spots are newly found friends for those who extend their vision to include subtle frequencies. It is perhaps laughable that we can teach almost anyone this extended vision in about ten minutes. Thanks, for the great ride and your continuing research trove of technology, Mr Hubbard.”



Past is Prologue

1996: The Associated Press carried a story concerning U.S. presidential candidate Bob Dole and his staff’s desire not to have him associated with Scientology. “As the vacationing Dole made his way down Santa Barbara’s main drag, heading for dinner Monday at Joe’s Cafe, he and a crush of autograph seekers drew near a building prominently labeled ‘Dianetics — Church of Scientology Center.’ Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, a top policy adviser to the Dole campaign, eyed the surrounding horde of news photographers and tugged at press secretary Nelson Warfield, pointing out the Scientology center. Its storefront sign would likely land in the photographers’ frames if Dole headed in a straight line down the sidewalk. ‘You don’t want him in front of there. Cross him over there, then cross him back,’ Rumsfeld instructed while gesturing across the street.”


Random Howdy

“It’s too bad Russell Crowe didn’t become a full-time Scientologist. He would have been the ultimate batshit crazy Scieno. He would have made Cruise look like Mr. Rogers.”


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?


[ONE year ago] Leah Remini podcast: Scientology leader’s Fair Game campaign against his own father
[TWO years ago] Another capital to get a ‘national’ Scientology center. Can you feel the excitement?
[THREE years ago] A peek inside Janis Gillham Grady’s second volume as ‘Commodore’s Messenger’
[FOUR years ago] DRONE FLYOVER: Scientology’s failed underground vault project in Wyoming
[FIVE years ago] Marty Rathbun defends Scientology leader David Miscavige as he trashes tell-all memoir ‘Ruthless’
[SIX years ago] Louis Theroux film — ‘My Scientology Movie’ — to premiere October 14 at the London Film Festival
[SEVEN years ago] Signs of chaos emerge for Scientology’s drug rehab legal defense
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Leader David Miscavige Files Declaration in Texas Lawsuit


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 2,410 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 2,915 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,435 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,455 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,346 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,653 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,521 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,295 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,625 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,099 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,415 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 11,981 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 7,900 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,068 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,649 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 3,910 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 2,948 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,661 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,186 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 541 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,716 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,267 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,416 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,736 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,591 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,710 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,066 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,369 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,475 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,873 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,749 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,332 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,827 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,081 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,190 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on September 1, 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

Watch our short videos that explain Scientology’s controversies in three minutes or less…

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