Ex-Scientologist story #299, Aliens, Scientology and mental health.

In May, 1950 L. Ron Hubbard’s article on the new science of mental health, Dianetics, was launched.  But don’t look of it The New England Journal of Medicine or any other professional magazines.  Nope.  It came out in Astounding Science Fiction Stories complete with a glaring alien on the front.  Years later Hubbard would reveal in his upper level courses that aliens, long past however, are responsible for most of mankind’s problems.

Here we have former Scientologist Robert Freid talking about aliens.  Scientology is obsessed with them it seems.  Apparently they think the psychiatrists were brought here on space ships at one time to ruin our culture.  What it boils down to is that Scientology is just another UFO cult.

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Ex-Scientologist story #298, Canadian Scientology Criminals.

Interview with former Scientology spy Mike McClaughry done is Clearwater in 2000.  He talks about Snow White.

This is another story concerning the Canadian version of the “Snow White” operation in which Scientology infiltrated government agencies on a world-wide basis.  The sheer number of people involved in this is impressive.  Only the top people were charged and sent to prison.  Scientology’s statements to the contrary many of these people are back in Scientology, some for many years.  Others like Emile Gilbert had seen enough when the prosecutions began in court.  The following story is from the Toronto Sun, April, 30, 1992.

A man who left a Catholic seminary to eventually head the Church of Scientology in Canada said he knew church members were infiltrating police and government offices, and his wife was one of them.

Emile Gilbert, 44, who now lives with his former wife and her new husband in Fonthill, Ont., testified he studied 5½ years for the priesthood then left to join the Church of Scientology in September, 1968.

There he met his wife, Cathy Wilkins, who was infiltrating the Ontario Provincial Police on behalf of the church, and they were married in 1973, he told assistant crown attorney Renee Pomerance. They separated after nine years and were later divorced.

Gilbert, who was expelled from the church for life along with his former wife in 1983, was testifying at the trial of the Church of Scientology and five Scientologists.

They are charged with five counts of criminal breach of trust in connection with “agents” or “plants” infiltrating the OPP, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Metro police and the Ontario attorney- general’s office between April, 1974, and November, 1976.

He said the plants worked for the church’s Guardian’s Office, which he had no control over while he headed the church’s Canadian branch. Documents and secret information stolen by the plants were kept in a file room called the “garden,” he explained to the Ontario Court, general division, jury.

Gilbert said he was recruited by the Guardian’s Office in 1974 to infiltrate a family that had defected from the church and was allegedly spreading unfavorable information about it.

He said he posed as a church defector to get the family’s confidence, but wasn’t sure when he completed the project in 1976 whether it had been successful.

He said while in the “garden” he saw his former wife, John Bradley and Janice Wheeler putting documents — which he believed had been illegally obtained — into the secret files.

Bradley is charged with a breach of trust involving the Metro police, and Wheeler’s charge relates to the attorney-general’s ministry.

When Gilbert learned the OPP were investigating the activities of the Church of Scientology, he said he feared he and his former wife might get implicated despite their expulsions.

In May, 1984, he spoke with the police and the two were offered immunity from prosecution if they testified under oath.

Gilbert said his main function as head of the church was to counsel members, recruit new members and raise money.

The Guardian’s Office was designed to work as a buffer between the church and the public at large. Legal, public relations, intelligence and finance committees worked under its wing to get Scientology accepted, Gilbert said.

He said the aim of the church was “to make the planet a more ethical, saner place to live.”

In the early 1980s there was a power struggle going on within the church, the witness said. He said the “finance police were now in power to enforce (founder) L. Ron Hubbard’s policies in a ruthless manner.”

Gilbert maintained he was removed from office on false allegations of embezzlement and of working for the family he was supposed to be spying on.

The trial is continuing before Mr. Justice James Southey.

For more information on “Snow White” follow this link.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Snow_White

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Ex-Scientologist story #297, The Fraud of Narconon.

Greg Hamilton went to Narconon in Canada because he became addicted to pain pills following an accident.  Here he came face to face with Scientology.  We know. of course, that Narconon is just a front group for them and that all that is used in Narconon to treat people with addiction problems is crazy Hubbard speak.  everything in Scientology can be found at Narconon, even the E-meter.  Here are only a few selections from Greg’s story,  If you want to read it all, it is well worth the time, there is a link at the end.

After ingesting these “vitamins” we were told to walk on the treadmill for anywhere from 20-30 minutes. Then we were to climb right into a sauna for at least 25 minutes before being allowed a 2 minute break. This went on for 5 hours…and was brutal. One older gentleman lost consciousness during the sauna
program. It was frightening. After one had completed a five hour block of sauna they were once again subjected to the blood pressure and pulse checks….which of course was always 120/80, in spite of being in a boiling sauna for five hours. I was amazed that my blood pressure never reflected the anger that I was
experiencing. After having the pulse and blood pressure “checked”, more vitamins, minerals and other stuff was on the way. They basically made us drink olive oil…and eat lecithin along with a ton of mixed vitamins. A person was directed to continue drinking 2 glasses of cal-mag a day, but I had stopped…I
knew something was very wrong with their methodology.

The guy in the sauna..that was very scary. He passed out….they thought he was unconscious….they never called for an ambulance…they tried to blame him for not being well fed prior to going in the sauna that particular day. Of course I also spoke with a guy that had been there (Narconon before) these guys were called “retreads” there were lots of them…makes you wonder if their success rate is so high…why all these retreads. Anyway, this guy told me that the first time through Narcanon..they loaded him up with like 2500 mg of liquid niacin and he passed out…and was having a severe reaction…they had him in the  shower for like 30 minutes trying to calm him down. He said it was horrible.  My roommate also had a terrible reaction to niacin. He refused to take the stuff, he would act like he was swallowing it, but he threw it away. Finally one day they forced him to take it in front of them….I believe it was 1500 mg…he got
so sick….he went to our room…I kept checking on him. He was scarlet red for at least 45 minutes…..he was very nauseous and his breathing was shallow.

These are just a few examples, there are more believe me.

This place was definitely a cult. Apparently there was a “cam” or machine that is similar to a polygraph test around the facility. [Ed: the “cans” are Scientology’s terms for the electrodes used with theirE=meter device, the ” Hubbard electro-psychometer”.] Staff members talked of their goal to go get “audited” in Clearwater, Florida [Ed: location of Scientology’s spiritual headquarters]. The “graduations” on Friday nights were like the early days of Nazism. Much stirring of the crowd, attempting to work the crowd
into a frenzy. Propaganda about the wonders of Narconon, and its virtuous benefits. There was one graduation that comes to mind. A lady that must have been high up in Scientology made a statement that “she had been to several facilities in the org. but this was the finest”. It got so quiet that you could
have heard a pin drop.

There was also a constant barrage of making out KR’s (knowledge reports) or “spy reports” as I called them. The idea was to have everyone  spying on each other…very unsettling…very spooky stuff.

There was also a time that a team of super Scientologists came in and stayed for several days while making a documentary (propaganda) for Narconon. These guys did not blink, they were perfect Scientologists.

http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Personal/Hamilton/

Some more on the fine folks north of us who use the “tech” of Hubbard to “cure” addiction.

For more on Narconon here is a web site with lots of into.  http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/

Scince the above was written a couple of years ago a lot has happaned, none of it favorable to Narconon.  

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Ex-Scientologist story #296, “Education” in Scientology.

 

“Education” in Scientology does not mean to cult members what it means to other members of society.  In their eyes filling the heads of children with Hubbard speak is education.  In fact their entire view of children is at right angles with both common sense and science. 

First of all they think that a child is simply and adult in a small body.  He or she may look like a child but no, you are looking at a spirit, or “thetan” that is thousands of years old.  The kids have all lived life before countless times, they “know” how to do things.  They might have to be brought up to date a bit but they are already adults who do not need to be excessively protected from exploitation, overwork or being put in hazardous situations. 

A bigger concern is that educating children is expensive.  Scientology does not believe in spending any more than the bare minimum of staff members, or anyone else for that matter.  Sea Org members and other staff members often live below the poverty line: even non-staff members, the “public” members who have good incomes end up with little disposable income.  The money flows to the so-called church.  So they have little left to spend on their kids. 

In this series of stories I have run into a number of situations where the parents are so intent on their own “bridge” that they become terrible parents.  The children then suffer every kind of child abuse you can think of. 

Here we have Alexandria Hammer speaking about her time at a Scientology “ranch.”  This is not the worst story that I have run across, believe me there are worse, yet this is far from the ideal that the cult peddals to the general public about how good their school are.

 

 

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