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The Scientology oversharer goes Clear! Check out this epic graduation speech.

The Scientology oversharer is back!

Last year, we reveled in her euphoria as she expressed what a high she was on after completing Grade 2 and then Grade 3.

We really appreciated that she shared what it was like to finish these grueling steps on the “Bridge to Total Freedom,” some of which include extremely personal interrogations.

We had wondered if we were going to hear again from our oversharer, and now she’s reached that major mid-way point on the Bridge, the state of Clear!


Originally, when founder L. Ron Hubbard announced that he’d discovered the true nature of the human mind with the 1950 publication of his book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, the state of Clear was the end goal of his “processing.” It promised an adherent that they’d end up with perfect recall, improved eyesight, higher IQ, and even immunity from disease.

After the book turned into a worldwide movement and the serious cash started coming in, Hubbard announced that there were even higher states of awareness than Clear. Today, Scientologists spend millions to reach the top of the “Operating Thetan” auditing levels, and “Clear” is only an intermediate step.

But it’s still an important one in the life of a Scientologist, and takes a lot of money and dedication to reach. So we’re very excited for our oversharer, and we were touched to see that she dressed up for the occasion.

It’s also our first look inside the Kansas City Ideal Org, including its staff. Why KC? Well, she explains something about that, and she also seems to think she’s in Kansas? (The org is actually on the Missouri side of the state line.)

Anyway, we’re happy for her and grateful once again that she’s taking us along on her journey. Let us know how this compares to your own success story when you reached this rarefied state of existence!



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Source Code


“You will be seeing a lot of this org board. And I’m merely pointing out to you about this, that there is something about it to understand. The first is that the org board does not change regardless of the size of the organization. It may get longer at the bottom, but it doesn’t change in its significant characteristics, departments, divisions or anything else. They remain constant, and it doesn’t matter if it’s a Class Zero Org consisting of three guys trying to lift their heads up off the pavement as an organization, or an organization of 200,000 staff members, it would be the same org board. And I know that startles you, but I almost told you the real figure: two billion. This board has a lot of back history, and it is a refined board. And I may as well tell you the truth here amongst us girls. This is a refined board that I spoke to you about in an earlier lecture of an old galactic civilization. And you say what’s that doing amongst us? Well, we applied Scientology to it, and found out why the civilization eventually failed. They lacked a couple of departments and that was enough to mess it all up. And they only lasted eighty trillion. We’ll be going a lot longer than that, so we want to get something substantial. We don’t want these temporary fly-by-night affairs, you know.” — L. Ron Hubbard, April 6, 1965


Avast, Ye Mateys

“ARTICLE: MSH has just had a hard hitting article by her published in the British ‘Mayfair’ magazine. SYSTEMS: The IBM Systems Engineers sales handbook is now drawn up using Scientology basic. This is the world’s largest electronic firms. The Moon Rocket and Fail-Safe bomb systems and almost every corporation’s computers are all IBM. I’m sure they’ve forgotten they used to use me in their ads 32 years ago ‘Famous Writer Uses IBM Electric Typewriters’. VALIDATION: When one wishes to help, is trying to help and is brought up sharly, he gets a failed purpose. I’d be very glad to hear how anyone’s effort to help has become invalidated. That’s all we’ve got really — both yours and my willingness to help.” — The Commodore, April 6, 1970


Overheard in the FreeZone

“The Matrix responds to your thoughts. You decide where this pandemic is going to go. You are not powerless, your attitude and thoughts create the movie of your life. You are navigating your way through parallel universes, why not visit the nice ones?”


Past is Prologue

1996: Grady Ward had a preliminary hearing this week. Grady is accused by the cult of being the author of the Scamizdat series of anonymous posts containing confidential processing levels. Shelley Thomson reported the proceedings in her Biased Journalism newsletter. “Thomas R. Hogan undertook to speak for the plaintiffs. Grady Ward presented himself pro se. He wore a tweed sport jacket and a red tie, the type of thing a country businessman might wear; this contrasted sharply with the smoothly tailored RTC lawyers, who seemed to have bought their gear at Spare No Expense, Inc. Judge Whyte asks if he has any connection to SCAMIZDAT. Grady Ward firmly denies that he is behind SCAMIZDAT. ‘Do you know who is doing it?’ the Judge asks. ‘No, I do not,’ Grady replies. A discussion of the TRO ensues. Grady does not mind being enjoined from doing things he had not planned to do anyway, but he is unsure of the scope of the proposed order. Judge Whyte states that he wants to enter a Preliminary Injunction, enjoining Grady Ward and anyone acting in concert with him from the publication of the Exhibit C documents listed in the Order on the net. The RTC (Whyte says) can take Ward’s deposition at a mutually convenient time within ten days, for a time not to exceed, say, four hours. ‘But if you want counsel before I make it a final decree, or want to file something further, let me know.’ ‘That sounds eminently fair, Your Honor,’ Ward replies.”



Random Howdy

“Scientology ‘the religion’ is still engaged in medical fraud and could be charged as such if politicians in general had any balls or morals.”


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

Criminal prosecutions:
Danny Masterson charged for raping three women: Next pretrial conference May 31. Trial scheduled for August 29.
‘Lafayette Ronald Hubbard’ (a/k/a Justin Craig), aggravated assault, plus drug charges: Last hearing was on January 18, referred to grand jury. Additional charges also referred to grand jury after January 5 assault while in jail.
Jay and Jeff Spina, Medicare fraud: Jay sentenced to 9 years in prison. Jeff’s sentencing to be scheduled.
Rizza Islam and other family members, Medi-Cal fraud: Pretrial conference May 20 in Los Angeles
David Gentile, GPB Capital, fraud: Next pretrial conference set for April 8.
Joseph ‘Ben’ Barton, Medicare fraud: Pleaded guilty, awaiting sentencing.
Yanti Mike Greene, Scientology private eye accused of contempt of court: Found guilty of criminal and civil contempt.


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.’ Valerie’s motion for reconsideration denied on March 15.
Chrissie Bixler et al. v. Scientology and Danny Masterson: Appellate court removes requirement of arbitration on January 19, case remanded back to Superior Court. Scientology has said it will file an anti-SLAPP motion.
Brian Statler Sr v. City of Inglewood: Third amended complaint filed, trial set for June 28.
Author Steve Cannane defamation trial: Trial concluded, Cannane victorious, awarded court costs. 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.



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] A fight against Scientology ‘disconnection’ now a remarkable illustrated book
[TWO years ago] Scientology million-dollar donor on COVID-19: ‘Healthy people don’t get sick’
[THREE years ago] Paulette Cooper’s ‘Scandal of Scientology’: The book that made Miss Lovely a target
[FOUR years ago] Is Scientology really any different than other ‘churches’? Oh, you bet. Here’s one example.
[FIVE years ago] Scientology disconnection: A toxic policy that punishes innocent people every day of the week
[SIX years ago] Lucia Ribisi ditches Scientology and says of famous dad Giovanni: ‘He’s questioned it’
[SEVEN years ago] Mike Rowe uses Facebook to rip Scientology over the treatment of his friend Spanky Taylor
[EIGHT years ago] Scientology Sunday Funnies: Sydney nears its big day, and Silicon Valley is in high gear!
[NINE years ago] One of Scientology’s Early Celebrities: Charlie Manson!
[TEN years ago] Nancy Cartwright and Karen Black Announced For ‘Writers of the Future’ Gala — a Direct Response to the Voice?


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 2,626 days.
Katrina Reyes has not seen her mother Yelena in 3,131 days
Sylvia Wagner DeWall has not seen her brother Randy in 2,651 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his grandson Leo in 1,671 days.
Geoff Levin has not seen his son Collin and daughter Savannah in 1,562 days.
Christie Collbran has not seen her mother Liz King in 4,869 days.
Clarissa Adams has not seen her parents Walter and Irmin Huber in 2,737 days.
Carol Nyburg has not seen her daughter Nancy in 3,511 days.
Doug Kramer has not seen his parents Linda and Norm in 1,842 days.
Jamie Sorrentini Lugli has not seen her father Irving in 4,315 days.
Quailynn McDaniel has not seen her brother Sean in 3,631 days.
Dylan Gill has not seen his father Russell in 12,197 days.
Melissa Paris has not seen her father Jean-Francois in 8,116 days.
Valeska Paris has not seen her brother Raphael in 4,284 days.
Mirriam Francis has not seen her brother Ben in 3,864 days.
Claudio and Renata Lugli have not seen their son Flavio in 4,126 days.
Sara Goldberg has not seen her daughter Ashley in 3,162 days.
Lori Hodgson has not seen her son Jeremy and daughter Jessica in 2,877 days.
Marie Bilheimer has not seen her mother June in 2,402 days.
Julian Wain has not seen his brother Joseph or mother Susan in 757 days.
Charley Updegrove has not seen his son Toby in 1,932 days.
Joe Reaiche has not seen his daughter Alanna Masterson in 6,483 days
Derek Bloch has not seen his father Darren in 3,632 days.
Cindy Plahuta has not seen her daughter Kara in 3,952 days.
Roger Weller has not seen his daughter Alyssa in 8,807 days.
Claire Headley has not seen her mother Gen in 3,926 days.
Ramana Dienes-Browning has not seen her mother Jancis in 2,282 days.
Mike Rinder has not seen his son Benjamin and daughter Taryn in 6,585 days.
Brian Sheen has not seen his daughter Spring in 2,691 days.
Skip Young has not seen his daughters Megan and Alexis in 3,089 days.
Mary Kahn has not seen her son Sammy in 2,965 days.
Lois Reisdorf has not seen her son Craig in 2,548 days.
Phil and Willie Jones have not seen their son Mike and daughter Emily in 3,043 days.
Mary Jane Barry has not seen her daughter Samantha in 3,297 days.
Kate Bornstein has not seen her daughter Jessica in 14,406 days.


Posted by Tony Ortega on April 6, 2022 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, 1995-2021 Just starting out here? We’ve picked out the most important stories we’ve covered here at the Underground Bunker (2012-2021), 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…

Check your whale level at our dedicated page for status updates, or join us at the Underground Bunker’s Facebook discussion group for more frivolity.

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


Tony Ortega at The Daily Beast


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