Ex-Scientologist story #152, lies and slander in England, Heber takes aim.

Richard and Bonnie Woods  are ex-Scientologists; Bonnie formerly a Sea Org’er on staff in LA and Richard a former public member who took the  Communications course, the Personal Integrity Course and some Book One auditing. They have done exit-counselling work and were a point of contact for people with a problem with Scientology in the UK. Since 1995 they have been involved in a hefty court battle: Scientology has passed out defamatory leaflets about them in their neighbourhood, as well as regular venomous articles in “Freedom”. Saint Hill’s one-time spokesman Peter Mansell went into an extremely hostile verbal denunciation of Bonnie on a programme on Irish TV, when she was not present and had not been mentioned. Most bizarrely of all, when Bonnie and Heber Jentsch were both guests on This Morning with Richard and Judy, a live TV show in the UK, Heber fired off a salvo of defamatory accusations, to the astonishment of the presenters.  The Woods decided to sue.

Hear Richard Woods in his own words on YouTube:

part two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=trxYlBJT27U&feature=related

After six years of struggle they won a large settlement.  Scientology had suffered a terrible PR defeat and to add gall to the mixture they were forced to apologize to Bonnie and Richard.  This can be added to the lengthy foot-bullet list of Scientology.

Published in: on May 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm  Leave a Comment  

Astounding Science Fiction & Astounding Operating Thetans.

Astounding Science Fiction, Sept., 1938, "The Tramp," Pt. one by L. Ron Hubbard.

When we look at the old pulp magazines with their faded covers and broken spines it is easy to forget how vibrant and exciting they were when they first hit the drugstore magazine racks.  The artists were often looking ahead trying to think of what future technology would look like.  This was all heady stuff.  Looking back over our shoulders we miss the wonder and the newness that these magazines represented. 
This was a time of technology only to be guessed at, of stories that included the usual maidens in distress but also inhuman monsters, worlds friendly and otherwise, space travel comfortable and miserable.  Of villans, of galactic revolts, of the hero and great powers.  Ray guns were there in buckets full, but so were powerful entities who could control matter by sheer mental intention.  ESP was a rather common theme as was the many variations of astral travel and projection. 
The story of OT III is not astounding, the only thing astounding was the fact that anyone believed it considering Hubbard’s background.  Of course not everyone did put credence in the OT Wall of Fire nonsense.  In the series of ex-Scientologist stories that I am working on there are those who when reading the OT III course material threw it down in disgust; they knew what it was.  It was a space opera!  They paid great amounts of money and wasted years of their life on a science fiction story. 
Published in: on May 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm  Leave a Comment