One of the hooks that has been used to lure unwary people into Scientology over the years is the promise of special powers. These wondrous abilities are to be had by taking the upper level courses known as the “OT” or operating thetan levels. The cost is high, tens of thousands of dollars and the courses that lead up to those levels are many. But the reward? Here is what L. Ron Hubbard said an OT can do.
“A thetan who is completely rehabilitated and can do everything a thetan should do, such as move MEST and control others from a distance, or create his own universe; a person who is able to create his own universe or, living in the MEST universe is able to create illusions perceivable by others at will, to handle MEST universe objects without mechanical means and to have and feel no need of bodies or even the MEST universe to keep himself and his friends interested in existence.” Scientology 8-8008.
Despite the rhetoric the evidence is found wanting. Super men and super women are conspicuously absent from the ranks of the Scientologists. Claims are made though in their various publications. Sometimes great feats are alleged. Other times no so great wonders are produced. In this case it is one of those smaller feats that is alleged. We are dealing with fried chicken in this story.
From “AOLA Clear”, Issue 116, October 17, 1974.
“Yesterday I missed dinner and was hungry. At 8:00 the other supervisor (OT) walked in with a piece of fried chicken and said ‘here’. I asked her why she brought it. She said she just knew she should bring me a piece of chicken – that I was hungry. I was amazed!
Nancy Bratten, OT.”