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INSIDER: David Miscavige has one more trick planned to disguise Scientology’s sad state

 
Our new inside source is back with another startling assessment of the state of Scientology right at this minute. He says David Miscavige is desperate after the attrition of two years of the pandemic, and now has one more Hail Mary to keep things going in 2022. This is fascinating stuff.

 
Scientology is undergoing yet another “evolution of technology” in the form of the “Golden Age of Admin.” Basically, it’s an overhaul of all the administration policy written by L Ron Hubbard, as well as the release of new courses and programs.

But before explaining the Golden Age of Admin, it’s necessary to understand the previous “evolutions” — the Golden Age of Tech (Phase I & II).

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In 1996, David Miscavige released the Golden Age of Tech. You can easily find the event on YouTube. He proclaims that with this release, Scientology technology is now 100 percent as founder L. Ron Hubbard intended. Of course, “SP’s” had messed it all up, but thankfully Miscavige personally fixed it.

The Golden Age of Tech, however, was a monumental failure. The technical training courses that one had to complete in order to be a qualified auditor now could take years.

One course — the Professional Metering Course — which teaches you how to operate the E-Meter in Auditing, was particularly egregious in its awfulness. Students would routinely spend a year on the course, even the fast ones. Some spent several years.

The stated purpose of the Golden Age of Tech was to increase the speed of training, and technical proficiency, of trained auditors.

It didn’t accomplish that at all. In fact, the Golden Age of Tech Phase I (which I will from here on refer to as “GAT I”) made getting trained as an Auditor a herculean task. And it dramatically decreased technical proficiency of auditors, as certain key auditing mandates, written by LRH, were altered.

I’m not making a claim for the efficacy of auditing. But it does do something and appears to follow a set of rules and agreements, so long as both auditor and PC are in agreement with those rules. GAT I fundamentally altered some of those “rules and agreements” established by L Ron Hubbard. It was his technology, after all.

This created a lot of problems in auditing. The net result was public paying for tens, hundreds, or thousands of hours more than needed in auditing due to slows and stops implemented on a technical basis by GAT I. How do I know for a fact that GAT I was terrible and bad? Don’t take my word for it, Chairman of the Board, Mr David Miscavige, himself said it was!

In 2013 the Golden Age of Tech Phase II (GAT II) was released.

Miscavige got up there and proclaimed that now, this time, he really did have it. That GAT I was all screwed up by the “SP’s”, long since removed from the organization. And that it’s taken him over a decade to “correct,” but it’s now 100 percent Standard Tech. The crowd goes wild.

And, to its credit, GAT II was a massive improvement. Mostly because GAT II un-did what GAT I implemented.

The entire thing is obviously pointless. It’s just a racket to re-release material. Miscavige can always just claim some aspect of it was ruined by “SP’s” and order all previous copies of the material shredded. Not only that, but GAT II had a myriad of negative effects on the Class V Organizations.

Every Org was required to send a number of staff to Flag (the Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida) to train as auditors. Most orgs didn’t have the resources just lying around, so a massive recruitment project was undertaken. This all occurred over a year prior to the release of GAT II.

Orgs sent anywhere from two to twelve people to train, depending on the size of the organization. Many of these trainees were very young, newly recruited, and even new to Scientology. There were many members of the Nation of Islam who had never read a word of LRH past Dianetics that were sent to Flag for over a year of training. Also, almost all of them were recruited to be auditors, but were then told they had to train as supervisors. Many false promises were made.

After the release, when the trainees returned, we were all expecting the courserooms to be stuffed to the brim. They weren’t. We expected that everyone would want to train as an auditor now. They didn’t.

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The trainees had been promised that they would get to continue their training as auditors, back in their own org, because obviously after the release, there would be thousands of people flooding the building to train as supervisors and auditors. So there will be no problem replacing yourself. That couldn’t have been further from the truth.

In most orgs, the Nation of Islam people stopped showing up some time in the first year after being back. They had signed five-year contracts. For the first six months many orgs had five supervisors and less than 20 public on course. Within a few years, it was usually down to just one supervisor. The most devout, or perhaps most afraid of the repercussions of leaving.

That’s the basic total sum of GAT I and GAT II. I could go on about it at great length, but I think this is enough to move on to what is happening in Scientology right now:

The “Golden Age of Admin.”

Admin in Scientology means “administration,” which is to say, all the procedures and technology related to the running of organizations, as written by L Ron Hubbard. So what GAT II was for technology, The Golden Age of Admin is for administrative procedure.

It’s a BIG DEAL. Probably the biggest deal in Scientology. Everyone is anxiously awaiting the release. Many are hoping it will right the wrongs of the last two years. It surely won’t. It may shift the focus, but the abuse will continue in a different fashion.

What many may not know, is that this Administrative “evolution” has been attempted several times over the last several years. Orgs have been sending staff to Flag for highly confidential administrative training, since at least 2014.

What makes this time different? Miscavige is personally running the program. He is at Flag overseeing, and of course micromanaging, every aspect of it. The previous attempts? “Mismanaged by SP’s”, as usual.

Every Class V org was ordered to send a number of people into full time training at Flag. This has left many orgs running a skeleton crew. And don’t forget, this training isn’t free to the staff. The Class V orgs are being forced to pay for the training courses, and food and berthing for everyone they send.

Obviously, no org can afford this. They can barely keep the lights on. So, the orgs become further indebted to Flag. Not only that, Flag is ordering ALL STAFF be sent for training. Doesn’t matter if you’re an executive, or a letter writer. Everyone trains at Flag!

As previously explained, this costs the org money. How are they supposed to send everyone right now, when they have an org to run? It’s impossible. But there’s another aspect to it. When a Staff member is sent to a “higher org” for training, they are required to sign a five-year contract. If every staff member down to a cleaner requires training at Flag, then that means everyone has to sign a five-year.

Similar things to this have happened in the past. During GAT I, Auditors would be called back for “correction” at Flag and made to do something they could have easily done in their org. But now, because they received additional training at Flag, they had to re-sign a five-year.

With GAT II, they were far more lenient. Some staff were taken on their existing contracts, or told they didn’t have to sign a five-year, only for everything to be revoked later.

I think this time around we will see things swing back into rigidly demanding a five-year contract. It wouldn’t even be the most ridiculous demand made of a staff member. This is just further illustration that Scientology Managements response to the shrinking organizations is almost invariably, to tighten the reigns. They seize MORE control.

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When this is released, I suspect some time early next year, it will be a big deal. It may even be the first International Event since COVID. They will likely time it with the opening of a few choice Ideal Orgs they’ve had in their pocket since pre-Covid.

By all accounts, it will appear as a “Golden Age” for Scientology, to Scientologists. Miscavige needs something to save face with. The Golden Age of Admin is it.

I see it as more of a Swan Song.

The Golden Age of Admin is just another clever lie to perpetuate the scam. The goal post is yet again moved. The staff desperately want to believe that this is the solution and now things are finally going to get better. This false hope allows the organization to squeeze another 2.5 or 5 years out of many.

But every year Scientology shrinks. As Management tightens its grasp, more and more people slip through the cracks. I think that the next year will determine the overall future of Scientology.

Will they continue to limp on, and slowly fade into obscurity? Perhaps. But Scientology is nothing if not theatrical. I don’t see it going quietly.

— An Insider

 
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Continuing our year in review: The stories of October 2021

We started out the month with more evidence that Dan Ribacoff’s private investigation firm was working for Scientology when it stalked Leah Remini and Jennifer Lopez. How did we know? Because we received evidence showing they were also stalking your proprietor.

Chris Shelton began a new series for us, taking a close look at an apologist journal that featured academics who still, today, think Scientology is getting a raw deal from the media. Chris’s insights, as someone those academics would ignore, were really fascinating.

The US Supreme Court decided not to take up Valerie Haney’s case regarding Scientology and its “religious arbitration,” leaving her lawsuit in limbo.

We noticed that several longtime Scientologists have started up a new company that claims to find water in arid areas where other people have failed. Doesn’t sound scammy at all.

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Something we’ve been intending to do for quite a while, we compiled an overview of the nutty cosmology that L. Ron Hubbard describes in his Scientology “scriptures.”

On October 9, once we got confirmation of his death, we revealed the identity of Scientology’s “Cooper I/C,” literally the person “in charge” of some of the years of torment of journalist Paulette Cooper through litigation and sabotage.

Once again, Tom Cruise was looking puffy between movies, which seemed to catch a lot of the media by surprise.

On October 13, we noted a milestone: Scientology’s existence since the death of L. Ron Hubbard in 1986 was now offficially longer than the time it existed under his leadership since its beginning in 1950.

A Toronto woman announced on Twitter that she too was a victim of Danny Masterson, and we interviewed her about her claim that she was attacked at a cast party in 2000.

Bruce Hines gave us another great narrative about his ordeal in the Sea Org, one of the best insights into the way Scientology “technology” breaks the spirit.

Colorful Nevada politician Michele Fiori and her interesting ties to Scientology continue to entertain us, especially now that she has announced her run for governor.

On October 24, we noted that we had another lengthy piece at the Daily Beast, this time the strange things we learned looking into the mysterious death of Kuba Ka, a favorite here at the Bunker a few years ago.

Moored to the dock in Aruba since March 2020, Scientology’s private cruise ship the Freewinds finally got moving again, sailing to Curaçao for some repairs.

And Sunny Pereira finished the month for us with another startling tale from her days in the Sea Org, this time with a fun tweak of Kirstie Alley.

 
A LOOK BACK AT OCTOBER 2020: A leaked document showed Scientology’s outside investments at the time it got tax exemption. Geoff and Robbie Levin previewed the trailer for their documentary. Bijou Phillips said her husband Danny Masterson was the “Strong Island” type with women. Tommy Davis hires Australian attorneys to go after the ‘Black Ops’ leak.

A LOOK BACK AT OCTOBER 2019: Valerie Haney dropped ‘Jane Doe’ and filed a brutal amended complaint. Hanan Islam in handcuffs in a Los Angeles courtroom as her Narconon insurance fraud case got crazy. FreeZone wizard offers the secret to living to 150. Nancy Cartwright’s new trophy for reaching $17 million in giving. Tom Cruise brought Isabella and Connor to the IAS gala for the first time. The Kominsky Method skewers Scientology, and we figured out that creator Chuck Lorre had an extensive Scientology past.

A LOOK BACK AT OCTOBER 2018: Heather Ruggeri told us her story of forced abortion and escape from the Sea Org. The Underground Bunker gave statuses to its own whales. DC District Attorney Stanley Harris schooled Scientology in 1983. Detroit got its Ideal Org. Sylvia DeWall spoke truth to family that had abandoned her. Alec Nevala-Lee’s fine book ‘Astounding’ came out, and he gave us an amazing document he found in his research, when L. Ron Hubbard invented a friendly psychiatrist to rebut Dianetics. On Halloween we released our book with Paulette Cooper, Battlefield Scientology.

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A LOOK BACK AT OCTOBER 2017: We received reports that the RPF was a thing of the past. We marveled at the 1989 OT 8 graduation of Margie Zacks. David Miscavige’s new portrait in the belly of the Freewinds wowed us. Aftermath looked at Mace-Kingsley Ranch and talked to Mimi Faust. The vile secret in Dianetics got dissected.

A LOOK BACK AT OCTOBER 2016: Karla Taylor’s lawsuit reminded us of the chances people take when the sue Scientology. We broke the news that Tom Cruise was building a double penthouse in Clearwater. And we ID’d one of the private eyes stalking Leah Remini in Denver.

A LOOK BACK AT OCTOBER 2015: The month began with a lot of Cat White and Jim Carrey and Mark Burton coverage, including the young Hollywood Scientologists she hung out with, and the family in Ireland that had first pointed her toward the church. We went to the London premiere of Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie. And thanks to Bryan Seymour and Steve Cannane, our trip to Australia’s cities of Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth was a great success. And our big bombshell: The “Knowledge Reports” about Leah Remini that informed her book.

A LOOK BACK AT OCTOBER 2014: Scientology’s private threat letter to the S.F. Chronicle. A perplexing tale about Bob Duggan, the richest Scientologist in the world. Tom Cruise and his medal in London. Marty Rathbun ambushed at LAX by raving Jenny Linson. L. Ron Hubbard’s amazing 1949 letter to Forrest Ackerman. Mark Ebner finds Gay Ribisi’s plaques.

A LOOK BACK AT OCTOBER 2013: Live-blogging the Garcia mini-trial in Tampa, Scientology denied by the US Supreme Court, interpreting Leah Remini’s epic dance, and live-blogging a dramatic hearing in Laura DeCrescenzo’s lawsuit in Los Angeles.

 
Five of our favorites from the most-upvoted comments of October 2021

October 2: JaneJones

As a second generation ex-SCN who’s lost my family to this nonsense I’ve also taken it upon myself to get educated (and hopefully learn some techniques to help end the suffering among myself and my friends who have also left). Last semester I decided to take a religious studies class as an elective and damn everything Chris is saying is on par. I also take issue with the view on “apostates”. We had an entire weeks worth of lecture on Scientology specifically. I was so appalled by the justification of the NRMs like SCN and also Heaven’s Gate, Children of God, etc. I asked if I could speak to the class after his “Scientology” presentation. I corrected the basic misinformation he taught re: SCN practices (“no, thetan does not mean that”) and then shared my story of disconnection and what my life what like growing up on the inside. The class was speechless afterward and really thanked me, it was actually nice and he invited me to speak every semester to his class on SCN. This was important to me as my professor studied the “cerebral masturbators” mentioned in podcast above haha. I’m grateful to have been in that situation and realized how much misinformation is being taught everywhere if I just happened upon this at my university. I understand that they’re coming from a more sociological versus psychological viewpoint but it’s detrimental when discussing something as nefarious as Scientology and as Chris mentions does not contribute to the conversation in any meaningful way.

October 7: Science Doc

This is a very major scam, and you’ve found it at a fairly early stage, maybe before many victims. They are playing a very dangerous game. Water authorities will immediately call bullsh!# on their website. Deep aquifers aren’t new. They exist in most basins. Take Borrego Springs California for example. The place is a desert and there is no economical way to pipe water in. Ground water has been extracted at well above replenishment rate for over a century to support agriculture and to a lesser extent recreation (golf courses). All of the aquifers are very extensively mapped and characterized. The deep aquifers are high in saline and some parts are also high in arsenic. Nothing unusual here. The water is basically useless. WaterScamCo couldn’t get a meeting with San Diego County water authorities if they bribed them. Their technology description has scam written all over it, and they sound like idiots. Gamma ray mapping? Idiots. A geophysicist would eat their lunch.

October 13: Panopea Abrupta

David Miscavige, vertically challenged high school dropout. Violent thug who has physically assaulted many of his direct subalterns. Cruel manipulator who takes pleasure in the pain of others – see musical chairs. Exiler of his wife. Pompadoured, child-fearing, cowering in solitude behind bullet-proof glass, downing rare single malts. Heel-lift wearer. Liar. Coward. Thief.

October 16: Phil Jones

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Years ago, when I was a young and impressionable young man, I wandered into an insane asylum. I was told that if I stayed in there long enough I’d become completely sane and all my troubles would fade away. At the time when I entered of course I didn’t know it was an insane asylum. Inside, all the people were talking gibberish. There were no doctors about, just inmates posing as doctors, who all tried to sound more ‘doctor’ than any doctor would. Slowly, after a time I began to understand much of the gibberish. The fake ‘doctors’ told me that I had to understand all of their gibberish in order to understand those on the outside, and then eventually will understand myself. By this time, that concept had started to make sense. I began to understand, and even speak in their strange and meaningless language. I became a willing inmate. A few times I tried to sneak out a window but with each attempt I was pulled back inside and told I just need to learn more gibberish, and that complete understanding was within my grasp. One day an errant wind blew a torn newspaper clipping into the asylum courtyard. On it was a simple statement, by an earlier inmate who had managed to jump out a window and escape. It simply said, “Show me where gibberish really does have any mother$#@ing meaning!” I was free. I ran out the door and never went back.

October 21: Hana Whitfield

Thank you for going through the bottomless confusion, anxiety, and fear of your experience to delve the unexplainable, Bruce. My heart goes out to you in empathy and understanding for those dark moments. The terrible confusion and doubt that you, others and I went through in Scientology is the stuff of madness. Through his narcissistic brand of twisted beliefs and practices, Hubbard taught us to doubt ourselves, our instincts and integrity, and to rationalize that Hubbard was always right, no matter what we were going through. Because he knew how to manipulate, how to “glow,” and charm, and he was good at it, very good. Your story will help many others understand their trauma a little better.

 
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Source Code

“Now, I realize you’re very happy with the game you are playing. Cheerful game, whatever the game is. Keeps you occupied so you won’t think of other things. Games such as ‘all garbage cans must be emptied.’ You know, high-level game. Something with nobility and future. And you get so you think there’s no other game, you know. ‘Got to keep those garbage cans emptied, man. If we empty them good enough and long enough, why then we’ll get to empty more garbage cans. And maybe someday we’ll work up to only emptying garbage cans and we won’t have to do anything else. Won’t have to think of anything else. And there we are, emptying garbage cans.’ If it weren’t for Scientology, 200 trillion years in the future, there you would be emptying those garbage cans. Well, maybe you like to empty garbage cans, so Scientology isn’t for you. It’s true there have got to be hewers of wood and drawers of water and emptiers of garbage cans. That’s a stable datum for this universe.” — L. Ron Hubbard, December 30, 1961

 
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Avast, Ye Mateys

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“PERSONNEL: Jeff Gray (Judy Ziff’s son, 9) is assigned as messenger HCO Div 1 Dept 2. His buddy and watches will be assigned by HCO. He is to attend school in HCI at the regular hours. Policy re children and their hats applies.” — The Commodore, December 30, 1970

 
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Overheard in the FreeZone

“There’s a story that’s been going around forever. Heber Jentzsch was taking part in some sort of interview thing with a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist, wanting to portray Heber as a faker, told Heber to exteriorize so everyone could see it happen. Heber, being the clever bloke he was, waited a moment or two, and then deadpanned, ‘Want me to do it again?’ The psychiatrist was, needless to say, left speechless.”

 
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Past is Prologue

1997: Television show 60 Minutes aired a piece on the demise of the Cult Awareness Network due to Scientology this week. James Cherry provided a transcript. Some excerpts: “LESLEY STAHL: There was a time, if you were worried about your son or daughter being in a cult, you could get help from a small, nonprofit organization called the Cult Awareness Network, or CAN, for twenty years the nation’s best-known resource for information and advice about groups it considered dangerous. Among them was Scientology, a church not known for turning the other cheek. And while Scientology did attack its enemies in the past, Church officials say they don’t do that any more. But recently, the Cult Awareness Network was forced into bankruptcy, and its leaders blame the Church of Scientology. MOXON: I don’t know if she’s a topless dancer or not. STAHL: Did you tell our producer that you didn’t believe that was true? MOXON: I told your producer that I thought, looking at Cynthia Kisser, it seemed improbable that she could have been a topless dancer because of the way she looks. STAHL: Yet despite his own view and the evidence from Investigator Shomers, Moxon, also a minister in the Church, persisted in bringing it up. MOXON: I mean, we’ve got a declaration already indicating that she had been a topless dancer. STAHL: I can’t believe you’re continuing to talk about her being a topless dancer! STAHL: Were you a topless dancer? KISSER: No, and later the person that they claimed told them that retracted it…issued a retraction saying that it wasn’t true. KISSER: I got hit with twelve suits in one week! I would open the door, a process server would give me a suit. They were suing us all over the country, sometimes simultaneously. STAHL: In all, CAN was hit with more than fifty lawsuits. Even though most of the suits were eventually dropped or won by CAN, she says the cost of defending them, nearly two million dollars, drove CAN to the brink of bankruptcy. JENTZSCH: I would say that the individuals who were involved definitely wanted to do something about CAN. What are you going to do when they’re trying to destroy you? Look, if you’re a Jew, no Jew is going to cry about the fact that the Nazi party is gone. If you’re an African American, no one is going to cry that the KKK is gone. I’m not crying because CAN is gone, OK? They were a vicious group — STAHL: My question is, would you concede that at least part of what happened with those lawsuits was a deliberate attempt to harass and intimidate them into silence? JENTZSCH: No, absolutely not.”

 
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Random Howdy

“When I hear Blubbard speak I can totally hear him trying to copy those old time comedians and storytellers like Will Rogers.”

 

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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 February 8. Trial scheduled for August 29, 2022.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), false imprisonment, aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Next hearing scheduled for January 18.
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 January 22 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for February 11.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.

Civil litigation:
Luis and Rocio Garcia v. Scientology: Eleventh Circuit affirmed ruling granting Scientology’s motion for arbitration. Garcias considering next move.
Valerie Haney v. Scientology: Forced to ‘religious arbitration.’ US Supreme Court denied Valerie’s petition Oct 4.
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 held November 2, awaiting a ruling.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28, 2022.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. Case appealed on Dec 23. Appeal hearing held Aug 23-27. Awaiting a ruling.
Chiropractors Steve Peyroux and Brent Detelich, stem cell fraud: Lawsuit filed by the FTC and state of Georgia in August, now in discovery phase.

 
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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] The Top 25 People Enabling Scientology, No. 6: The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department
[TWO years ago] BEST OF THE DECADE: Scientology watching’s biggest 2010s hits at the Underground Bunker
[THREE years ago] Scientology’s building projects & front groups under the microscope in 2018
[FOUR years ago] While Scientology struggled, David Miscavige upped his game in 2017
[FIVE years ago] Garcias file new motion asking judge to reject Scientology’s sham arbitration
[SIX years ago] What Scientology’s ‘social betterment’ front groups are really all about
[SEVEN years ago] Scientology’s 2014 in review: Our October surprise was all about the Duggans
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology’s 2013 in review: Courtroom antics reported live and on the spot!
[NINE years ago] Final Sunday Funnies of 2012: Scientology Targets the Rose Parade!
[TEN years ago] Scientology in the Village Voice: 2011 in Review
[TWELVE years ago] Ex-Scientology Official Scrambles As His Blog Gets Hacked

 
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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 2,530 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,035 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,555 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,575 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,466 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,773 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,641 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,415 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,746 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,219 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,535 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,101 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,020 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,188 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,769 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,030 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,066 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,781 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,306 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 661 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,836 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,387 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,536 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,856 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,711 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,830 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,186 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,489 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,595 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 2,993 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,869 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,452 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 2,947 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,201 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,310 days.

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Posted by Tony Ortega on December 30, 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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Our non-Scientology stories: Robert Burnham Jr., the man who inscribed the universe | Notorious alt-right inspiration Kevin MacDonald and his theories about Jewish DNA | The selling of the “Phoenix Lights” | Astronomer Harlow Shapley‘s FBI file | Sex, spies, and local TV news | Battling Babe-Hounds: Ross Jeffries v. R. Don Steele

 

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