I, Martin Ottmann, am
a witness in the case before the Superior Court of the State of
California, in and for the County Los Angeles, known as "Uwe
Geertz and Steven Fishman vs. Church of Scientology
International et. al.", Case No. BC 122 467.
I am a German citizen, 30 years of age and I am living in the
town of Stuttgart of the German state Baden-Württemberg. From
1990 until 1992 I was a staff member of the Scientology
organization "Flag Service Organization, Inc." in Clearwater,
Florida. Mr. Fishman and Mr. Geertz asked me to give an account
about my experiences with Scientology and the Sea Org for their
case, which I want to do hereby.
In 1989 I was living in Stuttgart, Germany. I had a job as a
Chemical-technical Assistant and worked in a little laboratory.
My hobby was playing saxophone, which I practiced a lot.
my Saxophone-teacher Albert Lee lent me the Dianetics-book, which
I read within a few days. In the back of the book some
"Dianetics Centers" located in Germany were listed. I
in Munich and wrote them a letter, saying I was interested in
getting "Auditing", the Scientology-Therapy. Few days later I
got a call from a man of this organization, who convinced me to
come to Munich for auditing as soon as possible. Two weeks later
I drove to Munich to get 10 hours "Book-1-Auditing", which cost
me 200 DM (=120 $). After the Book-1-Auditing I was convinced
by two registrars of the Scientology-organization (Scientology Kirche Bayern e.V.), which was located directly next to the
Dianetics-Center, to buy 37.5 hours "Life Repair-Auditing",
worth of 5,000 $. I didn’t have that much money on my
bank account, so they persuaded me to take a loan from a bank.
The next day I drove back to Stuttgart to get a bank-credit of
6,000 $, which I completely used for the Life Repair and the
"Purification Rundown", another Scientology-process consisting
of taking vitamins, jogging and doing sauna.
At the end of the
Life Repair I became accustomed to the idea of "past lives", as
I was reading the Scientology-book "Have You Lived Before This
Life" at that time, so one day, while I was getting auditing and
"going back in time", I thought I was looking at an atomic
blitz. The auditor asked me in a repetitive way what it was, I
was looking at. Then I told him that I had the idea, that the
light I saw was the explosion of the atom bomb over Nagasaki in
Japan and that I had been a survivor of that incident "in my
last lifetime". The auditor told me that "my needle was
floating" (of the E-meter), which was a kind of
that my "cognition" was relevant. That was the end of my "Life
Repair". I got later a certificate about the successfull
completion of that "rundown".
Until December 1989 I received the further auditing steps:
"Interiorisation Rundown", "Objectives Rundown",
"Scientology Drug Rundown" and the "Clear Certainty Rundown" (CCRD).
After I had finished the
CCRD I was told that I was not clear.
Until that time I had spent approximately 20,000 $ for
Scientology auditing and books. After the Munich org had
recognized that I couldn’t make up more money to buy my next
auditing steps, they lost their interest in my person. At that
time I believed that I had lived thousands of "lifetimes" before
and that I actually came from outer space to earth, 3,876 years
In March 1990 I got contacted by a staff member of the
Stuttgart org, Alfred Löw, who wanted me to get back "on lines".
He persuaded me to do the "Mini-money-Course" (MMC) in order to
solve my financial problems. Besides the MMC I bought the "Basic
Study Manual" and the "Student Hat". Instead of solving it my
financial situation started to get really bad. In May 1990 I
took another credit from another bank and spent about money for
the "L-Rundowns" (another auditing step) at the "Flag Service
Organization" (FSO) and for membership-donations to the
"International Association of Scientologists" (IAS). Until July
1990 I had spent approximately 50,000 $ for Scientology and had
40,000 $ worth of debts. At that time a recruitment-mission from
the Flag Service Organization came to Stuttgart, who were
supposed to hire Scientologists for the "Sea Org", the elite
organization of Scientology. Susanne Reich, "Dissemination
Establishment Officer" of the FSO, and Daniela Petretto, "Flag
Personnel Procurement Officer" of the "Continental
Europe", pushed me to overcome "all barriers" in order to get to
the FSO by the End of August. That meant that I had to quit my
job, to give my landlord a notice and last but not least
"handle" my financial obligations. Susanne had the clever idea
to get my parents pay my debts. She trained me to make my mother
pay me the money. After several tries, the coaching of Susanne
was finally successful. My mother paid off all my bank-credits
and even a bounced cheque for the FSO, worth of 7,000 $. On 30
August I left Germany for the Sea Org in Clearwater, Florida.
In Clearwater I started in the "Estates Project Force" (EPF),
a Sea Org-unit, where I had to work 8 hours a day and study
courses for 5 hours a day, which were a prerequisite for
starting in the Sea Org. The courses were "Introduction To
Scientology Ethics", "Welcome To The Sea Org", "Basic Sea Org
Member Hat" and the "Personal Grooming Course". I was taught in
the courses, that my primary duty as a Sea Org member would be
to follow "Command Intention", the disciplines and orders of the
"Commodore", Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. These were laid out in
"Flag Orders", the general instructions for Sea Org personnel. I
learned that the purpose of the Sea Org is to get ethics in on
I graduated in September 1990 from the EPF, after I
was security-checked and got a pass from the "Fitness Board" of
the "Qualifications-Division" of the "Flag Land Base" (FLB), a
kind of control unit over the different
Scientology-organizations in Clearwater.
First I was put on the
post as a "Communicator" of the "Flag Service Consultant
International" (FSC Int.) Bo Wennberg. The FSC was a network,
which consisted of different Flag Service Consultants, who were
located in every major Scientology-organization around the
world. Its purpose was to make a lot of money by "regging
publics" (=getting Scientologists pay for courses or auditing)
of other orgs. My duty was to supervise the income statistics of
the "FSC Int. Office" and to do whatever Bo Wennberg wanted me
to do for him. After two weeks I had a breakdown, as I was
totally confused and couldn’t understand what was going on in
that office. Around nine people were working there, mainly
calling other FSCs in the world and making them produce more
money and controlling their "reg-cycles". Senior executives of
the FSO were regularly visiting the office and putting pressure
on Bo Wennberg and his juniors. I neither didn’t understand what
they were doing exactly nor what I was supposed to do, and how.
As I didn’t want to work there anymore, I was assigned to
"MEST-Work" (any kind of ‘inferior’ like painting, cleaning,
etc.). After few days working in the Westcoast Building the
"Dissemination Secretary FSO" Mike Carlson took me to his office
in the Coachman Building and told me that I was originally
recruited for "Division 2" and therefore belonged to the
division, where he was head of. The Dissemination Division, or
Div. 2, consisted of four different departments, which had the
overall "Valuable Final Product" (VFP) of making a lot of money
(Gross Income = GI) by regging publics. I was put into the
"Department of Procurement", the Department 5.
The department 5
had four sections:
- the "Addresso-Section" was a set up of a
handful computers which stored all the addresses of the publics
and "prospects" of the FSO together with additional
informations, f. e. their standing with Scientology. There were
five to six people updating the data bank, which had
approximately 200,000 names in it.
- The "Central
Files-Section" consisted of 125,000 folders of FSO-publics and
prospects, who had bought courses or auditing or who had had at
least filled out a questionnaire one time in the past. The
personnel of that section had to administrate the filing of the
folders, which were used in other departments of the FSO too.
- The "Letter Reg.-Section" had to use the
write to the persons, to get them interested in FSO-services, so
they would make an advanced payment to the FSO. I had to write
to the Scientologists in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. When
I started in department 5 there were four of five other letter
- The "Advanced Scheduling Registrar-Section"
(ASR-Section) had to follow up the "hot prospects", which were
turned over by the Letter Registrars to the ASR. The ASR had to
make these people pay in full for the services, they were
The product of department 5, its statistic, was
"Procurement GI". From October 1990 I wrote letters, day by day,
around 300/400 a week. Additional to that I had to study several
courses on my "Product 1".
Within the Sea Org-hierarchy I was an
"Expediter", someone, who still has to get familiar with the Sea
Org by studying Scientology-courses, 5 hours a day, and
fulfilling his duty on the assigned post. It took me until
December 1990 to finish Product 1 and to start on "Product 2".
The courses I had to study on Product 1 were the "Key To
Competence", the "Hubbard Qualified Scientologist", the
"339R-Checksheet-How To Expand Your Org", "Staff Status 0, 1,
and 2" (they consisted of various Policy Letters for
Scientology-organizations), the "How To Make Work Easier"-course
and the "Letter Registrar Mini Hat", which listed the general
guidelines for my post as letter Registrar. From the time I
finished Product 1 my study time was limited to 2 ½ hours per
On my post I had to work from 8 o’clock in the morning
until 11 o’clock in the evening. Every second saturday I could
get "libs" (liberty time), which meant, that I could do whatever
I wanted in the afternoon of that day, if my statistics (stats)
from the previous week were up-trending and if my senior had
approved my written application for libs.
On Fridays and
Saturdays the staff of the FSO got their pay from the
"Department of Disbursement", Department 7. At the time I was in
the FSO the staff of the FSO got 30 $ per week.
I had to wear a
white uniform during Spring and Summer, and a blue and black one
during Fall and Winter. I ate together with the other FLB staff
in the Elks-Building near the Fort Harrison. My living room,
which I shared usually with three or four other staff was in an
apartment building at Hacienda Gardens, on Saturn Street in
I stayed on the post of a letter reg until September
1991. At that time a "Recruitment Mission" from the "Flag
Bureaux" (FB), the lower level of the Scientology-management in
Los Angeles came to the FSO. The "Mission In-Charge" (I/C) was
Brian McCarthy who was holding the post of a "Deputy/Director of
Procurement International Flag Bureaux" at FB. His mission was
to recruit at least five more letter reges for Department 5.
Hubbard had written once, that the outflow of letters would
automatically regulate the income of the organization. Therefore
the FSO had to produce more letters in order to get more income.
That was the purpose of the Scientology-management behind that
"Man Up-Mission". Shortly after I had been promoted at "Sea Org
Day" in August to "Petty Officer 3rd rank" (PO3), an internal
Sea Org-"rank", Brian made me the "Letter Registrar I/C", which
meant that I had a higher "post". From now on I was the head of
all the letter reges.
In November 1991 Brian busted the Director of Procurement,
Flor Hellberg, from her post, after "she fell to comply with one
single order he gave her". In the "Captain’s Office" of the
Coachman Building he told me that he would like to promote me to
the post of the Director of Procurement and asked me if I would
take it. I said I would and from then on I was an executive of
I represented now the department, I had to control its
production and I also had to demand higher statistics from every
staff of the department in every week. I also was part of GI-
I got five different seniors: The
Dissemination Secretary, Rosalynne Harris (later Matt Pesch),
the "Deputy/Flag Case and Course Intensive Product Officer for
Gross Income" Kim Hickock, the "Deputy Flag Representative"
Phillippe Renevez, the "Flag Promo-Tours Operations Officer"
(FPTOO) and the "Deputy/Director of Procurement International
FB". All of them could individually give me instructions and
orders, verbally or in written form.
Until Spring of ‘92 I
finished further courses, the "Letter Registrar Full Hat" of my
prior post, the "Organizational Executive Course Volume 0" and
"Volume 2", which covered all the policies regarding the
Soon I had to work more than the usual 14 or 16
hours a day on my new post. As I lost personnel in the
CF-Section (One staff didn’t return to Clearwater after handling
his visa-situation in Argentina, another one had to leave the
Sea Org, as his wife got pregnant) I had to administrate the
Central Files alone. I filed "invoices" and papers from the
"CF-backlog" during the night, often leaving me without getting
any sleep for 48 hours. There were periods, when I worked for
consecutive two months without having one "libs-day". I was
getting more and more numb, simultaneously I got more and more
doubts about the Scientology-management. We, the staff of the
FSO, worked the whole day and the whole week for 30 $ or less,
and we got treated for that like we were criminals: We were
shouted at by the "senior executives" of the FSO at staff
musters. When the GI of the FSO dropped, our food was sometimes
limited to rice and beans. Staff, who didn’t produce enough,
were sent to the "Rehabilitation Project Force" (RPF), the Sea
Org penal colony, or assigned to MEST-Work.
understand, why we were treated like that, so I got suspicious.
I began to read the "Suppressive Person-Declare"-folders, which
were stored in the "Book Warehouse", where I had to collect old
CF-folders from time to time. The reading of the SP-Declare
folders was forbidden, but I did it anyway.
In spite of all the
circumstances the GI of my department was up trending, we even
made two "Highest Evers" in May of ‘92 with around 105,000 $ in
I even got auditing, almost two years after I started
in the Sea Org. During one repair session of the "Int. rundown"
I came to the conclusion that I had blasted a planet several
million years ago.
In July 1992 I left the FSO secretly to get a
new visa, as my old one had run out in September 1991. I
organized the money from Germany and took a flight from Saint
Petersburg to Frankfurt, Germany, while my senior, the Dissem
Sec. Matt Pesch, thought I would follow the steps of the
"Leaving Staff Routing form" and wouldn’t leave without notifying
In Germany I stayed with my parents and planned to leave for
Clearwater three weeks later, after I had gotten a new visa. The
American embassies in Germany denied a new visa. So I stayed in
Germany and started to work in a printing-company of a
Scientologist, I had known from Clearwater. The company belonged
Peter Mousiol, who had paid around 1,500,000 $ into
Scientology and who had to leave the Sea Org in Clearwater due
to his debts. I planned to stay six months and then apply again
for a visa.
The situation in the company was very severe. The
company itself had 2,500,000 $ debts, per an estimation of
Peter. Several Scientologists,
Karlheinz Schneider, Roland Wolz,
Kay Barre and Peter had taken money for Scientology from the
company funds. They had upgraded their statuses in the
"International Association of Scientologists" (IAS).
Peter Mousiol and Karlheinz Schneider received in 1991 the status of a
"Patron Meritorius" for paying individually 250,000 $ into the
"war chest" of the IAS. Roland Wolz paid 40,000 $ to become a
"Patron". All three of them paid their IAS-donations from money
of the company.
In Summer of 1992 Karlheinz Schneider, Peter Mousiol and Roland Wolz received an ethics handling by the
Scientology-organization in Hamburg. They were threatened to get
"SP declared" if the company should get bankrupt.
Kay Barre, the
"Field Staff member" of the IAS who regged them and took a 10 %
commission of their donations, was omitted by the threat and not
placed under an "ethics handling". Peter wrote a long report
about the situation and sent it "up lines", to the Scientology
management. I wrote several reports to the
Scientology-management about that fact too and demanded a
repayment of the donations into the company, but received no
proper answer. In October I accompanied Roland and Peter on a
trip to Hamburg, where they received an ethics handling by the
"Executive Establishment Officer" of the Hamburg Org and a
financial counselling by another staff, Christian Zugmayer,
Back in Frankfurt I spoke with a staff of the Mousiol company, Nora Medernach, another Scientologist, and
asked her about the happenings in the company when Karlheinz
Schneider had owned it and Peter was in the Sea Org. She told me
that Karlheinz had manipulated the balances, which had to be
submitted to the tax office, and that he was helped on this by a
tax consultant, who also was a Scientologist.
One evening I
listened in on the calls, which were stored on Peter’s answering
machine. Franz Riedl, today the spokesman of the "Church of
Scientology Germany", ordered Peter to a further "ethics
handling" in Hamburg. During those days in November and December
of 1992 Peter spoke about selling the company to a group, which
would fire all the staff and just keep the printing machines.
One evening Roland Wolz, who had left the company, called Peter
and told him about a proposal which was made by Hamburg Org.
They recommended the bankruptcy the company, but "in a silent
way". He also said that Achim Bendig, the registrar of the IAS,
had been "RPF’ed" (sent to the penal colony of the Sea Org) in
Saint Hill in England. Achim had regged Peter, Karlheinz and
Roland with the assistance of Kay, but was also responsible for
the "reg cycle" of
Detlev Foullois and
Karl-Erich Heilig. Both
had paid individually 1,000,000 $ to the IAS and were awarded
with the "Gold Meritorious"-status. In 1992 Karl-Erich and
Detlev were sent to jail, because they had violated the tax
laws: it was a major public flap, as Scientology had to pay back
the donations, they had already received.
In those days in
December of 1992 I secretly made a notice at the bureau of
investigation of tax offences and at the German CID. Soon after
I left the company and Frankfurt in December 1992. An unknown
source told me last year that the company went actually bankrupt
few months after I had left it and that Karlheinz Schneider was
sent to jail in 1994.
The FSO nevertheless tried to get in
contact with me several times until March 1993, but I stayed
disappeared, as I didn’t want to return anymore.
In December of
1993 I made a notice for visa fraud committed by the Flag
Service Organization at the American Consulate General in
Frankfurt, but I never heard anything back on it.
The Flag Land Base was composed of nine different
- The "Commodore’s
Messengers Organization Clearwater" (CMO CW). The CMO CW
had the function of an enforcement and execution arm of
the WDC and the RTC. In the hierarchy of all the
organizations it was the highest on the "base".
- The "Flag Land Base"-Org (FLB) was an
organization to administrate and refer the orders from
the middle and low management-levels in Los Angeles to
the "Flag Service Org" and "Flag Crew"(FC). The
"Commanding Officer" (CO) FLB Allen Hubbert, later Janet
Herring, was senior to the COs of the FSO and FC.
- The "Flag Service Org" is often referred to as
the "spiritual headquarters of Scientology". It is the
biggest service-organization of Scientology. Of the
1,000 staff at the base approximately 550 were members
of the FSO. The average "Gross Income" (GI) between 1990
and 1992 was about 1,500,000 $ per week. 30 -50 % of
that money was sent to WDC Reserves. The head of the FSO
was Debbie Cook, CO FSO.
- The "Flag Crew" was the organization, which
managed the hotels and the other Sea Org-buildings.
- The "Office of Special Affairs East US" (OSA
EUS) was supposed to do all legal work and all the
operations against "Scientology-enemies" on the East
Coast of the United States. The "Public Relations
Secretary" Richard Haworth was the official spokesman
for the FLB.
- The "International Association Of Scientologists
Administrations Membership Tour East US" (IASA EUS) was
the organization, which collected membership-funds on
the East Coast area of the United States for the "war
chest" of the IAS. The IAS provided the money for the
fight against the enemies of Scientology.
- The "Scientology Missions Expansion Office" (SMI
Expansion Office) was an arm of "SMI International" in
Los Angeles and was supposed to establish
Scientology-missions (beginner organizations) in
- The "Flag Ship Service Org Relay Office" (FSSO
Relay Office) was part of the FSSO, which is located on
the ship "Freewinds". This organization was to get
publics signed up for services aboard the "Freewinds".
- The "Super Power Project", earlier "Religious
Trust", was designed in 1990 to create funds of
35,000,000 $ (Quota of 1991) for a new gigantic
"delivery-building" in front of the Fort Harrison.
- The "Flag Renovations Project" (Flag Renos) was
the organization, which did the planning, building and
renovating of the Scientology-buildings. It was composed
of Sea Org-members, Scientology-publics and
The official guidelines to the "authority flows of
Scientology", the "Command Channels of Scientology", state the
"The Flag Bureaux is that part of the Flag Command
Bureaux which manages individual orgs via "Flag Operations Liaison Offices" (FOLOs), themselves a part of the "Continental
Liaison Offices". The Flag Bureaux has the function of seeing
that International management’s strategies, evaluations and
programs are tactically and successfully executed in each org,
enabling the org to expand up to and beyond the size of old
Saint Hill (‘a certain production level’).
(page 18, "Command
Channels of Scientology", 1988, USA)
The Central Bureaux Order 5
USB, 6 September 1982, "FB-FSO COMMAND CHANNEL" written by L.
Ron Hubbard says:
"There is no FOLO between the FB and FSO and
no need for one."
According to that the FSO gets managed by the FB in Los Angeles through the execution of programs, which are
based on evaluations and strategies created by the
Who creates the programs and
strategies? The "Command Channels of Scientology", p. 13, say:
"The Executive Director International and his International
Executives do not manage orgs or sectors. They handle the
functions that orgs DO. Their job is to provide management units
and service orgs and units with the bright ideas, strategies,
evaluations and programs they need to get every org up to and
beyond the size of the old Saint Hill."
The Command Channels Of Scientology, p.6.
|"The Religious Technology Center" is not part of
International Management. It is a parallel policing body which
ensures that the Church of Scientology International, whom it
has licensed to use the trademarks and service marks, does put
the trademarks to good use and is "Keeping Scientology Working."
The Command Channels Of
Scientology, p. 9-10.
|"The Watchdog Committee (WDC) is the highest
ecclesial authority in the Church. WDC does not
manage. It is an inspection and police
organization which inspects the actual
management units of the Church and sees that
they are established and functioning. It is
responsible for forming up management units
where they do not exist or re-forming them where
they may be ineffective...If these management
units fail to function at any point, WDC has its
parallel observation and enforcement arm — the
Commodore’s Messenger Org — which it activates
to investigate and handle the situation and get
management corrected and functioning."
The Command Channels Of Scientology, p. 10.
|"The CMO is the enforcement and execution
arm of the Watchdog Committee. When WDC issues
an order to a management unit, while it would
expect that unit to comply, the CMO would verify
the FACT of compliance...The CMO units form a
parallel network, autonomous to the management
lines, which reports to the Watchdog Committee
and enforces its orders, thus achieving its
purpose of putting management units there and
seeing that they manage."
I studied the "Command Channels"-course in 1990 and I read
also the stated paragraphs. I learned that the FSO was managed
by the Flag Bureaux (through the "Flag Representative" and other relay-posts at the FLB of the "tactical management" of
Scientology). The CMO, WDC and RTC would not interfere or manage
the FSO. How did the reality look like?
During my time as a Sea Org member it happened two times that
I personally met David Miscavige in his function as Chairman of
the Board RTC (COB):
- In Fall of 1990 all the registrars of the FSO
were ordered to the registrar office of Division 2 in
the Fort Harrison. We were told that we would receive a
briefing by COB.
We gathered together in David Foster’s
office and waited. Finally David Miscavige came and
talked to us for about 10 or 15 minutes. The topic were
the services of the FSO and the new pricelist, which we
were awaiting and which had been announced by the senior
executives of the FSO. In a subordinate clause Miscavige
remarked, that he had fixed the prices for the
FSO-services in the previous week.
I found that
confusing, as I had learned from different issues of the
Scientology management that the "Gross Income Executive
International" (GIEI) Kathy Klemmer was responsible for
fixing the prices of the FSO.
I came to the conclusion
that Kathy was therefore nothing but a recipient of an
order by Miscavige in her function as manager for the
- During Spring of 1992 I was told by my senior,
the Dissemination Secretary Rosalynne Harris, that I had
to expect an inspection by David Miscavige. Nothing
happened though for several weeks.
In May or June the rumors of an inspection of the FSO by the COB took
shape. My seniors told me several times that the day of
the inspection would came nearer, but nobody knew the
Finally the "Watchdog Committee FSO" Sue
Porter made a pre-inspection and took also a look at my
department, the department 5.
Then, I think it was June,
the day of the inspection was officially announced.
Everybody in the FSO was ordered to clean the different
rooms and getting the FSO in perfect shape, in order to
show COB what an "upstat" org the FSO was. My seniors
were so frantic in hiding every possible flaw, so David
Miscavige couldn’t see it, I had the impression that
they would have to face severe punishment, if Miscavige
would find too many "out-points" in one particular area.
On the day of the inspection I was filing some folders
at about 9 pm, when David Miscavige suddenly came into
my department via the backdoor. He was wearing civil
clothes and was followed by his wife, by CMO-staff, by
Debbie Cook and by other people, who I supposed, were
from Scientology management. He greeted me and I wished
him a good morning and he went directly into the letter
registrar section. He demanded a letter written by an
American letter registrar in order to check it. He got
furious after he learned that we had just two English
speaking letter reges. Finally he got a letter from Judy
Gilbertson. He looked through it and criticized that the
content of the letter would turn it actually into a
HCO-letter and therefore disqualified it as a Div.
After that Miscavige wanted to see a folder
from the CF. He asked for the file of a guy whose last
name was "Rounds" (I forgot the first name). I looked
through the CF and told Miscavige that there were
several folders and asked him if he wanted to have the
"pt-folder" (present time-folder). He said no and that I
should give him an earlier one. While I was looking
through the folders Miscavige noted my short-sightedness
and asked me if I had trouble with my vision. I answered
him that I was short-sighted. When he got the requested
folder, Miscavige took a seat at a desk of the Addresso-Section, opened the folder and read the letter
on top. After few seconds he turned to Debbie Cook, who
stood by in an afraid manner, and told her how
"off-policy" and disgusting that letter was, but that it
had been written "before her time". He told that the
letter registrar of that particular letter had written
to a tennis-club to get in contact with Rounds. He asked
Debbie what Rounds would do now and if he was still
"off-lines" (not doing Scientology-services). Debbie
answered that she didn’t know. Miscavige closed the
folder, stood up and went to the exit. The inspection of
my department obviously came to a fast end. Then
suddenly he turned around and told me: "And you, you
gonna get glasses!" I replied with "Yes, Sir!".
turned and walked to the exit-door, when he saw the
backlog of the CF-papers in the boxes which were stored
on tables at the other side of the department. He asked
Debbie, if there would be any unanswered letters from
the public in that boxes. Debbie answered with
"Definitely not!", whereupon Miscavige left the
department. His wife made a picture of the backlog and
then everybody of the inspection group went out.
Miscavige made a whole tour through the FSO and its several
divisions. He also visited the technical divisions, where the
auditing and the Scientology-courses were delivered. The day he
returned to Los Angeles, the technical divisions 4, 4a and 4b
received several telexed orders, "cramming-orders", by the RTC.
It led to an immense crash of the weekly statistics in the
technical area. There was no doubt that David Miscavige was the
source of these orders, which bypassed the whole "official"
management of Scientology.
A few days later I checked the folder of "Rounds", Miscavige
had requested. I found out that Rounds himself had actually
written that letter from the tennis-club to the FSO. I wondered
how Miscavige, the highest Scientologist on earth, could confuse
sender and addressee of a simple letter.
I also received the following information by Sea Org members
who had to deal directly with David Miscavige:
- During an executive meeting in the conference
room of the Coachman Building in Spring of 1992 the
Commanding Officer of the FSO Debbie Cook told us:
"Every time COB comes for a visit to the FSO, the first
thing he asks me, is: ‘How much is your GI?’".
Cook used that little story to let us know, how much
pressure she received from her seniors and even from
David Miscavige himself to make the FSO produce at least
2,000,000 $ every week.
- In Spring 1992 all the registrars of the FSO
received a briefing by delegates of the "Central
Marketing Unit" (CMU) of the Scientology management in
the Coachman Building. A woman told us that a big graph
with the weekly GI-figure of the FSO had been made up at
the CMU. The graph showed also each piece of promo that
had been sent out by the FSO every week. One could
therefore compare the effectiveness of the different
promotional campaigns in relation to the Gross Income
that followed weeks later.
She meant further that this
poster stayed in COB’s office for a whole week. With
that remark she wanted to stress, how much devotion
Miscavige applied in an evaluation of the promotional
campaigns of the FSO.
In 1991 Miscavige made an inspection of the
Class-V-organization in Hamburg, which was the biggest non-Sea
Org service organization in Scientology at that time. He was
accompanied by several senior executives of the
Scientology-management. After the inspection he gave the
"Executive Director", Wiebke Hansen, of that organization a
so-called "RTC pass", which meant that her organization would
fully apply "standard tech" and "standard admin". This was
published in an interne Scientology magazine with a picture of
David Miscavige, his juniors and Wiebke Hansen at the front of
the entrance of the "org".
At the beginning of the year 1995 Wiebke Hansen disappeared.
She was replaced by Mark Lizer, a Sea Org staff, who had had the
post of "D/FCCI PO for Call In" at the FSO. In a TV-interview
Ursula Caberta, a known Scientology critic, told that Wiebke
Hansen had falsified her "Gross Income"-statistic by adding the
income of real estate-dealers to it and was therefore removed
from post. Franz Riedl, the spokesman of the "Church of
Scientology Germany" denied the allegation of Caberta in that
During the year Wiebke Hansen sent a letter to the
"Spiegel" magazine from Los Angeles saying that she had moved
for "spiritual enhancement to sunny California". Wiebke was "New
OT 8" in 1995.
Few weeks ago I met an Ex-Sea Org member from Flag Crew,
Anita Deininger, who worked in the room service of the Fort
Harrison and the Sandcastle for seven months in the last year.
She told me, that in Spring of 1995 Miscavige made an inspection
of the Flag Land Base and its orgs. Few days before the May 9th
event she saw David Miscavige together with Norman Starkey,
"Executive Director Author’s Services International", discussing
with a German staff, the "Senior Case Supervisor", from Hamburg
Org. Few days after a staff from HCO FSO told her that the man
from Hamburg, a "Class VIII Auditor" and a high OT, was at Flag
for correction because he had made serious mistakes on his post.
He further said that David Miscavige had given him the "choice"
of joining the Sea Org by being RPF’ed or getting SP declared.
The man chose the RPF.
In 1992 a scandal happened on the "Base". An already declared
SP (Suppressive Person = a person, expelled from Scientology)
came to the FSO and got "on the tech-lines", that meant he
started services in the FSO. It came finally out, that he was "a
declared one" and he was thrown out.
Few days after the scandal,
Mark Rathbun, "Inspector General Ethics" of the "Religious
Technology Center" came to the FSO to do an investigation. He
resided in the office of the "HCO Area Secretary" (HAS) Beverly
Mannasse and used minor-aged "messengers" as executors of his
orders. The investigation took him one day. The day after 5
people lost their posts: The Senior C/S’ MAA Emil Roest, the
Public MAA Wanda Quinones, the Captain’s MAA and the Director of
In 1992 a new booklet was created by the
Scientology-management. It was designed to be sent to interested
public in order to get them paid for FSO-services and arrived at
Clearwater. This "Advanced Scheduling Registration"-package was
sent out to many publics. Two or three months after its official
start of usage Marc Yager, at that time "Inspector General
Admin" of RTC, demanded a report about the success of that
booklet. My senior, the Dissem. Sec. FSO Rosalynne Harris
ordered me to compile all the responses of the public to that
booklet. She gave the compilation to CO FSO Debbie Cook, which
reported directly to IG Admin.
Mark Yager and Ray Mithoff, at that time IG Admin RTC and IG
Tech RTC, were at Clearwater from 1990 until 1992 at least two
times, to inspect certain areas of the FSO.
From what I experienced at the FSO I can say that Sue Porter
had ultimate power over the FSO and its personnel. Sue Porter
interfered constantly with the dealings of the FSO. She directed
and supervised this organization through the CMO on a daily
Here are some examples:
- Sue Porter ordered
that the whole FSO Crew was placed under the "Rice and
beans"-Flag Order of Hubbard. The staff of the FSO had
to eat for a certain amount of time nothing else than
rice and beans. Liberty time on Saturdays got cancelled
and the crew didn’t receive any pay. Sue Porter gave
later the order to lift it. That happened three times
from 1990 until 1992.
- Sue Porter personally selected the personnel for
the "Sandcastle"-hotel in Spring of 1992. During the
selection she ordered Stefanie Kuba to the RPF.
- Sue Porter gave me the order to report her every
attempt of a "personnel-rip off" in my department by
other orgs or departments.
- Sue Porter ordered the Dissemination Secretary
and the Flag Representative to post Melanie Burness in
department 5 of the FSO.
- I was part of a "Board Of Investigation", where
three staff of the FSO, including me, had to investigate
a personnel-transfer from two Australian FSO-staff, who
had left the FSO. We had to report directly to Sue
The CMO CW was inspecting the FSO on a daily basis. My
department was subject of at least 5 utilization-investigations
by the CMO. When the CMO did their "utilization-surveys", I knew
that they were looking for personnel, whom they would shift from
one area to another. When I asked them, on what orders they were
acting, they answered me most of the time: "On orders by WDC FSO."
When I started on my post as "Director of Procurement" I got
from HCO a "Hat Pack", in which all the instructions and
policies were contained, which were necessary to know. The first
pages of the "Hat Pack" contained so-called "LRH Advices",
telexes Hubbard had sent to the FSO from 1976 until 1982. I was
surprised, when I read them, as I had been told that Hubbard
resigned from managing the FSO in 1975 when the "United States
Base" (USB) in Clearwater was founded, which was later renamed
into "Flag Land Base".
The LRH Advices were direct orders to the
"Commanding Officer" of the FSO or to other senior executives of
the base. Hubbard clearly violated his own policies and Flag
Orders by doing that.
The official representation of the Scientology-management
structure and the distribution of powers within the hierarchy is
a lie. The "tactical mangement level" of Scientology, the Flag
Bureaux, which was supposed to manage the FSO with the programs,
created by the "Senior Exec Strata" got constantly bypassed by
WDC, and especially by WDC FSO, which officially had the purpose
"to create and correct management units". In fact, WDC and RTC
could order anyone directly at the FSO, and they did. In a
personnel dispute, when one of my staff was ripped off by the
CMO due to an order by "Audio Visual Executive International" (AVEI)
I used an order by a "Reports Officer" of RTC directly to get
the guy back in my department.
I made the experience that the
structure of the management of Scientology didn’t play a role,
if someone from the top of the management wanted to get an order
across. RTC and WDC crossed the corporate lines at will and had
the power to do so.
The crossing of corporate lines was not even
an invention of the "new" management. When Hubbard was alive he
did it too.
I experienced Miscavige as the man who was at the
highest command point of Scientology and who determined the
course of management. There was no question for me that
Miscavige had the final say in Scientology.
The Scientology-organization claims to be a religion with a
high ethical awareness. Hubbard wrote many policy-letters about
the subject ethics and within Scientology exists even an own
judicial system. The Sea Organization, the fraternal
organization on top of Scientology, is composed of the most
dedicated Scientologists and should be therefore a treasure of
applied humanity and kindness. Here are some quotes from
different Flag-Orders (FOs) written by Hubbard, which reflect
the claim of the Sea Org best to be a community with the highest
ethical standard on earth:
- "The Sea Organization
is composed of the "aristocracy" of Scientology. These
people alone and on their own are all stars in the sky
of their areas. It is like one of the old regiments of
gentlemen where any private would be, in another but
common regiment, a colonel."
FO 137, 12 September 1967.
- "Our purpose is maintaining the exact degree of
ethics, Scientology technology and policy on the planet.
Our responsibility — the future of mankind. Our business — missions. The Sea Org is an organization of expansion.
And our prize is a sane planet."
FO 1686, 24 December
- "That organization which functions at a high
level of confront and standard. Its purpose is to get
ethics in on the planet and eventually the universe."
508, 16 March 1968.
- "The basic purpose of the Sea Org is to get in
ethics. It also executes other projects, but all these
are to assist getting in ethics or to assist the Sea Org
FO 228, 9 October 1967.
These Flag Orders were part of the "Basic Sea Org Member Hat"
and the "Key To Competence"-course. A fresh Sea Org member was
expected to consider them as basic Sea Org guidelines.
If it is
true that the real character of an organization is revealed by
the treatment of its own members, then Scientology and
especially the Sea Org must be classified as highly
schizophrenic, if the above instructions mean anything to the
Sea Org and Scientology of today.
Here are some examples how I experienced Scientology ethics
On my post as letter registrar I found in several folders
of the Central Files the same obituary notice, which had
been published to the FSO-staff in 1987 and whose back page
was used as a carbon copy for the letters of the registrar,
due to scarcity of paper. The text of the notice read about
Senior HCO FLB
Name of the FSO-staff
Key To Life-Supervisor FSO
(name) left his body on ... ... in 1987. He suffered for
several years from a brain tumor, which affected (name)’s
body in a substantial way. Eventually (name) got tired of
having the brain tumor, so he decided to leave the body to
get a new, healthy one. He got assists, which enabled him to
exteriorize and to leave his body completely. (name) was FSO-Staff
from 1979 (?) until 1987. He has helped to establish the Key
To Life-Course in 1986. (name) is soon to be expected on
Name of the Senior HAS FLB.
I guess it was Vivienne Baxter,
but I am not sure.
The Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) is the penal colony of
the Sea Org. Its members have to wear black uniforms, get a
reduced pay and it is forbidden to them to address other Sea
Org-members. In Clearwater they lived in their own quarters, the
worst of the whole base. Most of the time they worked and lived
totally secluded from the other Sea Org members, except
sometimes you could see one or two at work on the base.
have to do hard physical labor the whole day. Any order a RPFer
has received by his senior he has to fulfill. In case he would "backflash",
the Flag Order 87 "Rocks and Shoals", 2 September 1967, would be
applied by his senior: The RPFer has to run around the next
building, until he had "boiled off".
In Clearwater the RPFers
were supposed to move in jogtrot, the whole day.
Additionally RPFers had to "twin up" and use five hours per day for working
on their cases by auditing themselves.
The theory says that
"redemption" is the basic purpose of the existence of the RPF
(FO 3434, 7 January 1974). People were assigned to the RPF
because they had failed on their posts. This failure was caused
solely by the "case" of the person.
regularly published to all FSO-staff. They were printed on
yellow paper like any other publications by the HCO FSO or the
Senior HCO FLB.
Per my observation an assignment to the RPF
lasted at least several months, that meant that the person
assigned to it, had to live for a long time under the above
Sea Org staff from the "Freewinds", who got
RPF’ed, were sent to Clearwater, as the ship, where the highest
OT-level, "New OT 8", was delivered, wasn’t supposed to be
filled with "out-ethics particles" (Scientology-jargon).
How did people get a RPF-assignment? Here are some examples:
- Stefanie Kuba, a
German registrar, who worked in the bookstore to sell
special editions of Hubbard’s books, was found
"unutilized" by the CMO CW one day. While an inspection
WDC FSO Sue Porter ordered her to Flag Crew to work in
the kitchen of the Sandcastle hotel. Stefanie refused
whereupon Sue Porter RPFed her. That happened in Spring
- Jean Nichols was the Director of Income FSO in
1991. She had to book all the money, that the FSO had
made and was supposed to make additional "GI" by "phone regging publics". She made an average-GI of 90,000 $
each week, which was not enough for her seniors. At a
GI-meeting Kim Hickock, "Deputy Flag Case Course
Intensive Product Officer for Gross Income" (D/FCCI PO
for GI), screamed at her, she should knock off her
counter-intentions, when Jeannie had replied, that a
quota of 100,000 $ per week would be unreal for her to
achieve. Jeannie finally gave in, after she was
threatened with an "ethics handling".
later it came out that Jeannie had falsified her
statistics to achieve the 100,000 $ quota. Jeannie blew
from the base, but returned later, as her children and
husband were still in Clearwater. When she came back to
Clearwater, she was immediately transferred to the RPF.
- In 1992 a Class-IX-Auditor was found to have an
affair with a "squirrel" (an ex-Scientologist, who would
do practices similar to Scientology) on her "libs-days".
She was sent immediately to the RPF. Debbie Cook, the CO
FSO, was furious about that scandal at a staff meeting
and screamed that the Auditor would receive a very harsh
- Wanda Quinones, "Public Master At Arms" (Public MAA=Ethics Officer in the Sea Org), was removed from her
post after an investigation by Mark Rathbun. In her
"Committee of Evidence" (a Scientology court) she
mentioned that she would prefer to be sent to the RPF,
due to her performance on post and the lack of training
Debbie Cook told the FSO-staff at a meeting,
that they should tell the publics, who would ask for
Wanda, that she was doing fulltime-training and was
therefore off-post. That happened in 1992.
- Mike Kehrli, was the Commanding Officer of the
Renovations Project FLB in 1991. His main duty was to
build the new "Sandcastle Delivery Building" for "New OT
VI and VII", which was to be opened on the May 9th
event. The building should be financed solely by funds
of the FSO, which wasn’t flowing in an amount big enough
to get the project done on time. Mike Kehrli was forced
to make debts of 2,000,000 $.
At the event in May the
building was finished as planned, but few days after
Mike Kehrli was sent to the RPF in Los Angeles. The CMO
had looked into the financial situation of "Renos" and
found Mike Kehrli guilty.
- The "Senior Case Supervisor Crew FLB" (Senior
C/S Crew FLB) Dusty Rhodes was sent to the RPF in 1990,
after it was found out, that he made a lot of technical
errors in his auditing-programs. He stayed for almost a
year in the RPF, before he returned on the post of a
Class-IX-Auditor of the FSO.
- Emma Schammehorn happened to be the "Medical
Liaison Officer" (MLO) of the FLB until 1992. During an
investigation of the whole base the CMO CW found Emma
and the head of the "Cadet school" ( the Sea Org school
in Clearwater) guilty of "not doing their posts". They
were sent to the RPF immediately. After few days, the
RPF-Assignment got cancelled by a higher CMO-staff.
- A Class-XII-Auditor made several mistakes in his
auditing in January (?) 1992. As he was classified once
by Hubbard himself as "Dangerous Auditor" he was sent
directly to the RPF. When I left the FSO in July 1992,
he was still in it.
- In 1991 the sprinkler-system in one room of the
Coachman Building went off. The man from Flag Crew,
whose task had been to supervise the system was sent to
- In 1988 or 1989 the "Qualifications Secretary
FSO" (Qual Sec FSO) was sent to the RPF after a
Committee of Evidence, mainly because of the following
a) negligence of her post,
b) she had failed
to study the different guidelines of her post ("Full
hat") although she had been on that post for a while. In
1991 she "graduated" from the RPF and returned to the
FSO as Ls-Auditor.
- Frank McCall was a Sea Org member since its
beginnings in 1967. During the eighties he established a
"Sea Org museum", which was located in the Bank of
Clearwater in 1990, before it got transferred to the
"book warehouse". Evelyn Wartha told me, that Frank
McCall was sent to the RPF, because he had had arguments
with the CMO over certain points. Since that time the
CMO would try to sabotage his museum. He had to get a
written order by Diana Hubbard, which placed the Sea Org
museum directly under the "Int. management", to prevent,
that his project would get constantly ripped off of
personnel by the CMO CW.
When Frank McCall was RPF’ed,
he was nearly 60 years old.
- The SMI-Expansion office FLB had the purpose to
open pioneer-countries for Scientology by establishing
missions in those areas. These were financed through the
selling of "Mission Starter Packages" ( a set of
Scientology-books, -films and -tapes.
As the sales were
bad in 1991 and the "CO SMI Expansion office" dared to
falsify her statistics, she was sent to the RPF in the
"Pac"-area (Los Angeles).
- In 1991 a lot of propaganda was made for the new delivery
building, which was planned to be built in front of the Fort
Harrison-hotel. 35,000,000 $ should be sponsored by the public into
the "Religious Trust Project" to finance the construction.
Several experienced Sea Org member formed the project. They travelled
through the United States and "regged" the most wealthy
In Fall 1991 the whole project was cancelled. The I/Cs of the
enterprise were RPF’ed and sent to Los Angeles. Eva Zacharias, who was
part of it, told me that the regges created a lot of "bounced cheques"
and falsified their statistics.
In 1992 a new project with new personnel was created. Its name changed
now to "Super Power Project".
I witnessed it almost every few weeks that a staff member of
the FSO or from another org on the base left the Sea Org because
either he was thrown out or he "blew", as he or she couldn’t
stand the living conditions in the Sea Org anymore. The change
of personnel was very high. In 1994 I got a copy of the FSO-magazine
"Source". On one page was a photo, on which all the FSO-staff
were shown. Just 50 % of the persons, who were pictured, I had
Here are some examples of persons who were thrown out of the
- Libero Pietracupa was
the CF-Officer in department 5 until 1992. He was
married to an Italian FLB-staff, who worked in the Cadet
Org. She became pregnant in 1991. Libero and his wife
didn’t tell that fact to the HCO, because they feared
that they would be sent immediately to a Class-V-Org
somewhere in the world. In late 1991 it came out and the
HCO forced Libero to think about a solution. He was
told, that he and his wife had created a serious problem
for the FSO. Libero got more and more desperate about
At the beginning of the year ‘92 his wife
gave birth to the baby. Soon after Libero, his wife and
his child were thrown out of the Sea Org. Although
Libero had worked several years day and night in the CF,
the FSO didn’t bother to help him in some way.
Eventually he found a job in a store in Clearwater.
- A Class-IX-Auditor, who "graduated" from the
RPF, was thrown out of the Sea Org in 1991, because "he
had made jokes about the NOTs-material while being in
session with a Pre-OT". This was heard through the
"listening-in-system" by one "Case Supervisor" (C/S). A
lot of auditing rooms in the FSO were bugged to allow
the CSes to monitor the auditing sessions.
- Crystal C., the daughter of Linda M., was a
teenager in 1992. She got "beached" (thrown out of the
Sea Org without a Committee of Evidence), because it was
found out, that she had done petting with a staff from
- Lisa B. joined the Sea Org in 1990 and got
promoted for the post as "D/FCCI PO for Call In". Few
weeks after her appointment she disappeared. Several
months later Lisa B. was officially thrown out of the
Sea Org. In an "Ethics Order", which was published to
all the staff of the FSO (!), it was written, that Lisa
had blown from her post and gone "Out 2 D" (she had sex)
with several men. She confessed that in an ethics
interrogation, when she came back to the FSO.
- Victor D’Andrea, a former professor of a
university in Venezuela, joined the Sea Org together
with his wife in 1990. He worked in the "Department of
Promotion and Marketing" (Dept. 4a) of the FSO. When his
wife got pregnant, they were thrown out.
- Ed Smith was a Scientologist for 20 years. He
joined the Sea Org in 1991 and got transferred in my
department as an exchange for the "Letter Registrar I/C"
Aaron Tweddell, who got promoted to the CMO. Ed was 60
years old and couldn’t keep up with the daily demands
for a high production. So he got fired from the HCO FSO.
- Ken Kramer, an American, joined the Sea Org in
1990. He had been recruited by Dee Ann Prince, later Dee
Ann Roest, the "Sea Org Recruiter" of the FSO. He told
me, while being on the EPF, that he had taken Angeldust
several years ago and that he was worried, if he
actually was able to join the Sea Org. He had admitted
his drug use right from the beginning to his recruiter
and he had written it on his application form for the
Sea Org. Dee Ann Prince told him, that he still would be
able to join the Sea Org.
Ken spent two months on the EPF, working eight hours a day. In late September he got
thrown out by the "Fitness Board FLB" because of his use
- Arlene Rich and her sister were living in
Clearwater and had been publics of the FSO for several
years. Arlene was new "New OT V", her sister even "New
OT VIII". In 1990 they joined the Sea Org. Arlene found
her way in the Sea Org and even climbed on the post of
"Technical Secretary for Division 4 a" for a while. Her
sister however experienced several difficulties. I saw
her one time having a nervous breakdown before a staff
meeting. She finally was "routed off" the Sea Org in
- Lorenzo Delzanno, a Swiss FSO-staff, was married
to the sister of Desiree Matlock. She worked until 1991
as receptionist of Flag Crew in the Fort Harrison.
During that year she got severe physical problems,
mainly at the region of her heart, which made it
necessary for her to take certain medications and to
spend more time off post. Lorenzo had to finance the
medications, as Flag Crew didn’t pay it. In 1992 she had
to leave the Sea Org, as she couldn’t work anymore.
- Zamira Gebhardt-Seele was a Clear and 60 years
old, when she joined the Sea Org in 1990. She hardly was
able to make it through the EPF, but finally she
graduated and started in department 5 as "Addresso
Clerk". When her best friend was transferred to Hamburg
Org as "Flag Service Consultant", she had a breakdown,
as she felt now very isolated within the Sea Org.
got very ill and couldn’t work anymore. She was laying
the whole day in bed at her room at the Hacienda, as she
couldn’t move without help. She got visited twice a day
by the MLO Emma Schammehorn, who brought her food and
the medication she needed and which Zamira had to buy
from her own money.
In Spring of 1992 her son, Stephan Gebhard-Seele, who had taken approximately 800,000 $
from her in order to finance his OT-levels, complained
in a letter to the CO FSO Debbie Cook, that the Sea Org
would not care about his mother.
The letter created some
disturbance. Soon after a flight to Germany was booked
and Zamira was flown to Germany in company with Eileen
Haworth, a FSO-staff and wife of Richard Haworth, the
"PR-Secretary" of OSA EUS.
The flight-tickets were both
paid by Zamira.
- A Mexican woman who had joined the Sea Org in
1990 went pregnant in 1991. Few weeks after it had been
known to the HCO, she was thrown out of the Sea Org.
I want to emphasize here that all these people had given up
their prior existence completely, when they joined the Sea Org.
They had given up their jobs, their houses, etc. A lot of staff,
like me, came from foreign countries. As long as they were able
to function and produce for a minimal wage, they were welcome in
the Sea Org. When they "became a problem", they got fired almost
L. Ron Hubbard developed its own method of jurisdiction
during the sixties. Like the auditing technology he accomplished
a detailed work of various ethics-actions, penalties and even
Scientology-courts. The ethics actions alone, which are to be
applied "in degree of severity", contain 36 steps (HCO Policy
Letter of 29 April 1965, Issue III, "Ethics Review").
behind this internal jurisdiction procedures reads it, as if
Hubbard had actually looked for a human way to settle disputes:
"The jurisprudence employed must be competent, acceptable to the
members of the group and effective in accomplishing good order
for the group and personal rights and security for its
individual members. Justice used for revenge, securing
advantages for a clique increases disorder.
Justice should serve
as a means of establishing guilt or innocence and awarding
damages to the injured. The fact of its use should not
pre-establish guilt or award. Justice which by its employment
alone establishes an atmosphere of guilt or greed is harmful and
creates disorder. ... I have been working for some time on a
system of justice acceptable to Scientologists and have evolved
one in Committees of Evidence. These work excellently by actual
test and satisfy the requirements of justice..."
Letter of 7 September 1963, "Committees of Evidence -
Scientology Jurisprudence, Administration of").
As a staff member of the FSO I participated in two Committees
of Evidence (Comm Evs). I also have further knowledge about
other Comm Evs, as the appointments and "findings" of most of
them got published and distributed to all the staff of the FSO.
- Kaspar Hunziker — His
post was "Overseas I/C" of the FSC Int. Office. He had
to control the production of several FSC-offices in
Europe and Australia. As the production of these offices
lacked for several weeks (they made not enough GI),
Kaspar received a Comm Ev in Fall of 1990.
appointed as a member to that Comm Ev. The Comm Ev
itself was composed of four persons: The Chairman Karen
Paradiso, the secretary (a staff from the "Staff
Training Org" FLB), me and another member. The Comm Ev.
convened and exchanged the ethics- and personal files of
Kaspar. Every participant had to read them first, before
we could interrogate him. We further discussed the
charges against Kaspar, which were listed on the
appointment-sheet for this Comm Ev by HCO.
were relatively common, but also very vague in such a
case: "Committing a problem", "Negligence of post",
"Violation of KSW No. 5: Applying the technology", etc..
Karen, the Chairman, was very determining at our first
meeting. I had the impression, that the verdict for
Kaspar was already clear: Guilty. I was told that he was
already removed from the post, so there was no choice
that we could find him not guilty.
I got his ethics- and personal file, which I had to read until the next
meeting. When I opened the ethics-file at home I got
quite a shock. It contained several pages in which
Kaspar had described sexual experiences in detail, which
were looked at as "Out 2-D" (Overts on the second
dynamic). He must have written them up, while being in
an assigned "lower condition". The purpose of such
self-incriminations was to get rid of the negative
consequences these overts had in the long run
Nevertheless once these
self-accusations were written up, they stayed in the
ethics-folder forever and here I had a result of it in
my own hands: Kaspar’s "write-up" was about two years
But that wasn’t the only thing in his ethics-file.
There were several ethics-chits or "Knowledge Reports",
written mainly by his senior Bo Wennberg, the FSC Int.,
in which he listed several "out-points" of Kaspar’s
performance on post.
From his personal file I could see Kaspar’s career in the Sea Org. He had held several
posts in the Sea Org and even in the
Scientology-management before. He was Commanding Officer
of the "International Training Org" and later even
"Establishment Officer RTC". But he stayed on these
posts regularly just for a year or for a few months.
There was quite an inconsistence there. I found it
strange at that time, that the ethics-record of his time
in Los Angeles, wasn’t in the folder.
When Kaspar came
for the first hearing, he made it very easy for us. He
pleaded guilty on all points. Nevertheless Karen
obviously wanted a higher punishment than just a removal
from post which already had been happened. She told that
she wanted him to do MEST-Work (inferior labour) so he
would change his attitude, which she didn’t like.
next meeting, which was held at 11 pm on another day,
Karen attacked Kaspar for his bad performance on post
and demanded a more far-reaching self-accusation from
him in front of the Comm Ev. But Kaspar began to defend
himself the first time. As we saw that the discussion
would complicate the whole procedure and we wanted to go
to bed, we sent Kaspar out of the room and discussed it.
The secretary objected that Kaspar had already pleaded
guilty on all points and that the interrogation should
be terminated. We agreed finally and made a commendation
for the "Convening Authority", the "Continental Justice
Chief East US" (CJC EUS). We found Kaspar guilty and
commended a removal from his post. We submitted it the
next day, but we never heard anything back on it.
- Linda M. — Brian McCarthy came in Summer of 1991
to the FSO. He was the head of a mission from Los
Angeles, which had the purpose of "manning up"
department 5, in which I was working. He had to recruit
at least five letter registrars, which wasn’t that easy.
He had to recruit people, who were willing and able to
join the Sea Org. They had to leave their job, sell
their apartment or house and sign up for a billion
In his search for prospects he found
Linda’s file in the HCO. Linda had been SP-declared
(SP=Suppressive Person) and expelled from Scientology.
He looked into the procedures that had led to the
declare and found several outpoints, so he spoke with CJC EUS Elyssa Alexander, a fifteen- or sixteen year old
girl at that time, and let her convene a Committee of
Evidence. The members of the Comm Ev were all staff of
We looked into her folders and found that
she had went two times on staff at the FSO and every
time she had gotten into trouble with men. She had
engaged in relationships while being in the Sea Org and
had ended up being thrown out of the Sea Org. On her
first post as recruiter she had signed up "degenerated
beings" (dbs) which also led to her dismissal. It didn’t
look very good for her. I interviewed some security
personnel about Linda and they confirmed our first
impression. They said that Linda had created a mess
within the FSO and within the Clearwater
Scientology-community when she had been a public, after
being in the Sea Org. One security-guy told me that he
had met her daughter in the middle of the night and that
she had looked like a prostitute, although she had been
just nine years old at that time.
At our first
interrogation I decided to confront Linda with all these
facts the hard way. Linda cried and told us that she
would know, that she had been "out-ethics" and that she
had changed now. Nevertheless we found her still
"suppressive" and submitted it as a commendation to CJC.
It got refused. We changed the text, but we still got it
I spoke with Fransyl Buchanan, the "Director of
Inspections and Reports FSO" (Dir. I’n’R FSO) of the HCO
about it, because we didn’t know what we had done wrong.
Fransyl had a much simplier approach for that whole
matter: "Just declare this bitch!" But that didn’t help
us at all. Finally after the fourth or fifth meeting
about the findings, we finally recognized that we had to
find Linda innocent, because Brian McCarthy needed her
as a recruit for department 5.
At that time things went
easy without us. Brian discovered that the
"International Justice Chief" (IJC) never signed the
SP-Declare of Linda. So it was unvalid. Brian dissolved
our Comm. Ev. and lifted the "Non-Enturbulation Order",
which was the ethics action prior to the SP-Declare by
getting Linda’s acceptance of the "General Amnesty" of
1991. Linda became a FSO-staff member.
She stayed in the
Sea Org until the beginning of 1992. As she was still
working in a flower shop and living in her apartment,
when she joined the Sea Org, she got quite a pressure
from HCO to join the Sea Org completely. In January 1992
she finally moved into the Sea Org-dorms at the
Hacienda. She also found a replacement for her job at
the flower shop.
In the meantime I had some problems
with her, as she didn’t keep her schedules and was still
fighting a strange battle with one of the security men,
Hughes. When I asked her about it, she told me, that
Hughes had killed her father in an earlier life. I
reported this to my senior, Rosalynne Harris and she
told me, that I should write it up and send it to HCO.
The D/FCCI PO for GI Kim Hickock told me later, that HCO
had found out, that Linda had received a
Lithium-preparation years ago and this would be the
proof that she was "nuts", as Lithium would destroy the
Linda got finally off-loaded. At the end I met
Arthur Baxter, the Chief of the Security. He told me,
that Linda’s SP-Declare was signed by "Deputy
International Justice Chief" and was therefore valid
from the beginning.
- At one evening in
Fall of 1990 I left my department at the Coachman
Building after a working day, when two persons were
entering the building. One was a FSO-staff from a
technical division, the other was John Travolta.
Travolta staggered and looked as he had been beaten up.
The tech-guy tried to soothe him: "It’s going to be all
Two days later we received a
condition-order about Richard Reiss, "Senior Case
Supervisor FSO". He was assigned "Treason" and got
removed from post, because he had messed up a celebrity.
He had neglected his actual post, because "he was too
busy auditing". He allowed the celebrity to end the
auditing-session, which was a basic Auditing-failure.
Reiss was sentenced to MEST-Work and a re-train of the
"Class-VIII-Course", "star-rate". Richard Reiss left for
Los Angeles, after he had done some hard work on the
estates, which had the purpose "of getting him back into
present time" (pt).
Few months later he climbed back on
the post as Senior C/S FSO and stayed there until John Eastment, "Senior C/S International", busted him from
post again, while doing a thorough inspection of the FSO
in Spring of 1992. He found the course-rooms in the FSO
empty, and after he fired the "Director of Correction"
from her post, he removed Richard Reiss and promoted his
wife Carla Reiss for the highest tech-post in the FSO.
Today the post of Senior C/S FSO is again held by
- The "LRH Communicator
FSO" Andrea Lettieri was dissatisfied with his post in
1992. He got comm. eved and ordered to Flag Crew, where
he worked as a waiter at the Sandcastle Restaurant.
- Desiree Matlock, a
fifteen year old girl was put on the post as "Tours-Administrator"
of Dept. 17 b. She had to administrate the expenses of
the FSO-Tours, an enterprise, that promoted the FSO
through events around the world. The costs for the
Tours-department were about 100,000 $ a week and Desiree
was supposed to "handle" the spending of the money. She
failed, was removed and placed in a lower condition. She
had to do amends and was put on the post of a
receptionist in the Public-MAA-area. Again her seniors
weren’t satisfied with her performance, she got removed
and placed in a lower condition again.
Finally she ended
up as a letter registrar in department 5. When I left in
July 1992, she was again in lower conditions, which had
been assigned and followed up by the HCO.
- At the end of 1991
Christian Winter, the "Bookstore-officer FSO", had one
time a bad week regarding his book-sales. On Friday
night after his working day he was thrown into the pool
of the Hacienda in full uniform by his senior, the
"Director of Publications", because of his low
- Christina Martinez
was the Tech Sec. 4 b. She was responsible for the
delivery of "New OT VI and VII" at the Sandcastle.
During 1991 only few OT VIIs graduated, so she falsified
the statistics, not to get into more trouble. It came
out, Christina got comm eved and demoted. Debbie Cook
told the executives in a meeting, that she was happy to
have Christina off her post, as she had found her always
- In early 1992, when
the GI of the FSO repeatedly under the 1,500,000 $-mark,
Kim Hickock, the D/FCCI PO for GI was fired from her
post. Together with Rosalynne Harris, the Dissem. Sec
FSO, Paul Hickock, the Director of Registration and
Ginger Aguilar, the 16 year old Director of
Publications, she was assigned a lower condition, had to
do amends and landed at the end on a lower post in the
hierarchy of the FSO.
Kim’s new post was "Deputy FSC
Int. West US". She had to run the different FSCs in
California and make them produce a lot of money. After
few weeks she was assigned to the "EPF Part 2". In the
Condition Order that followed it was stated that Kim had
told "entheta" about the FSO (she was critical about the
FSO) to her juniors in L.A. over the phone, which caused
a collapse of the FSC WUS-GI-statistic. She got assigned
Treason and had to do the EPF again.
After she had
graduated from the EPF Part 2 she got posted in the
technical area as "Director of Processing".
- In 1992 the GI of the
FSO reached in one week only 1,100,000 $. When it looked
in the next week, that the FSO "wouldn’t pull it off",
all the staff were placed under the "Rice and
beans"-order. We didn’t get any pay for three weeks and
could only eat rice and beans twice a day.
In the last
week I was so hungry I couldn’t think about anything
else but food. I was tired the whole day and wasn’t able
to think straight. I still had to work sometimes through
the whole night to keep my Central Files in shape, but I
used this opportunity to go to the kitchen in the
Elks-Building and get a piece of bread.
The "Rice and
beans"-Order got finally lifted, as WDC FSO Sue Porter
obviously recognized, that the GI wouldn’t rise with a
- A teenager, who was
staff of the FSO, made a harmless joke about David
Miscavige in 1992. My senior, Dissem. Sec. Matt Pesch,
wanted to assign him the condition "Treason" for that. I
interfered and could prevent that the boy was punished.
I told him later that he shouldn’t make any jokes about
the "Chairman of the Board".
- My roommate Timmo
Graeber, had the post of "Flag Banking Officer FSO".
This was a very difficult post as he had to deal with
millions of dollars. His senior, the "Finance Director
FLB" Sonny Klinsiek didn’t support, supervised or
briefed him properly , but screamed and terrorized the
hell out of him. Timmo failed on that post, got removed
and received a Comm Ev. In the Comm Ev under the
supervision of Chairman "Flag Representative FSO" Angela
Quirino Timmo defended himself by arguing, that his
senior hadn’t told him properly what to do. In the
recommendation Angie Quirino stated that Timmo had
blamed his senior for his own failure on post.
ordered to do "MEST-Work" and was put on a post of the
room service of Flag Crew after he made his
- I witnessed it two
times that couples were placed under a "Separation
order", which didn’t allowed it to them to see or speak
each other. Both times the reason for the separation
order was the fact, that one of the two wanted to leave
the Sea Org. In the order it was always stated, that the
separation should help both parts not to get enturbulated by each other.
- During the year 1992
I was part of several executive meetings, which were
being held at the fifth floor of the Coachman Building.
As the GI in those days was not high enough, the CO FSO
screamed at us. She roared that we wouldn’t deserve it
to be in the Sea Org, that we should make "our fucking
quotas", etc. She wasn’t very shy in using profanities.
She also used to pick one of us to make him utterly
wrong in front of the whole group. Her favorite was Bo
Wennberg, the FSC Int.
Peter Mousiol, who had to
represent several times the "CO SMI Expansion Office" at
the Flag Coordination Council at the Westcoast Building,
told me that Janet Herring, the CO FLB and Debbie’s
direct senior would scream at her during these meetings.
When I was accidentally one time at the WB Building and
this meeting took place, I listened at the door.
Actually I could hear Janet screaming at Debbie.
senior execs from L.A. came to the FSO, they treated
Debbie sometimes like a little child. While the
inspection of David Miscavige I could see that Debbie,
who was standing right next to him, was full of fear.
Screaming at juniors was common at the FSO. I got
screamed by Debbie Cook, Rosalynne Harris, Matt Pesh,
GIEI Kathy Lemmer, a senior executive from CMU, a senior
executive from Flag Bureaux, etc.
I screamed myself at
my juniors, at Franco Carbognin, at Guillermo Colin, at
Judy Gilbertson, at Lorenzo Delzanno, etc.
One day in
1992 a young letter registrar, Crystal C. didn’t follow
my orders. She was just 15 years old. I tried to break
her will by punishing her: She had to sort out files in
the filthy book warehouse, who had been dumped there in
- At the book
warehouse I found dozens and dozens of SP-Declare
folders. I studied them at the beginning of 1992, when I
had to do other things at the warehouse. I read them and
didn’t have the impression that these people, all of
them Ex-Sea Org-staff, happened to be bad or vicious
people. I could see, that they just tried to do their
posts as good as possible. When it didn’t they got
desperate, then they got resigned and in the end they
blew from their posts, which was punished from the Sea
Org by declaring them "Suppressive".
- Three times a day a
muster for all the FSO-staff of took happen at the
auditorium in the Fort Harrison. We had to stand in line
by divisions, so that the MAAs could check if all the
staff were present. They would call our names from a
list. We had to answer, whereupon the MAAs marked off
the names of the persons who were present.
In 1992 an
announcement was published by the HCO. It said that if a
staff was found three times not present at a muster, he
would automatically receive a "Court of Ethics" and it
would lead to the assignment of the condition "Treason".
The staff member had then to do amends, make up a
self-accusation and wouldn’t receive any pay for the
time he was in a lower condition.
- Kitty Georgius was a
registrar of the department 6 in Division 2 of the FSO.
She made an average GI of about 100,000 -150,000 $ per
week. During some weeks in early 1992 the GI of the FSO
was around the 1,1 and 1,3 Million dollar-mark. The
pressure to make more money was therefore very high.
When Kitty made in one week just about 90,000 $ an
investigation by HCO found out, that she was reading
novels and drinking coffee at night.
Debbie Cook, CO FSO,
was screaming in front of the registrars and later in
front of the whole crew about Kitty and disparaging her
in front of the group. She said, she could place a
bottle on the desk instead of Kitty sitting there and
the public would still pay the same amount of money.
Kitty received a Court of Ethics and a lower condition.
- In the beginning of
1992 Debbie Cook told the FSO-staff during a meeting,
that the FSO must find its real condition as an org, if
it wants to pull the statistics off. It led to a
discussion, in which the FSO-staff assigned themselves as
a group the condition of "Confusion". The first step of
this condition was "to find out where you are".
next weekend noone from the FSO was allowed to have
- To "man up" the
Sandcastle Hotel the CMO CW found Evelyn Wartha, who was
working with Frank McCall in the Sea Org museum,
"unutilized". They gave her the order to work in the
kitchen of the Sandcastle and threatened her with a
RPF-assignment, if she wouldn’t follow it.
leave finally the Sandcastle and return to the museum,
after she had written a complaint to Diana Hubbard, who
safeguarded the museum-project.
- Martina W. was only
15, when she got promoted for the post of a
"Establishment Officer" for the "Public Contact
Division" in Fall of 1991. Few weeks after her post-assigment,
she was pulled off and put on MEST-Work.
Condition-Order, which was published to all the FLB-staff
it was told, that Martina had went "out-2 D" (she had
sex with another staff) with several minors and was
- In the Fall of 1991
a "General Amnesty" was announced to all Scientologists.
Everybody, even the ones with a bad ethics-record could
come up clean and revealed from all overts against
Scientology. Everybody in the FSO was forced to do a
write-up of all overts they had done against
Scientology. These declarations of self-accusations were
submitted then to the HCO.
- James Raisis worked
in Division 3, the "Treasury-Division" of Flag Crew. He
had to do all the purchasing for the FSO and Flag Crew.
As the FSO and FC had an immense budget, James was
completely overloaded with work. In the year 1991 he
made some mistakes and didn’t purchase enough food for
the staff, which led to a Comm Ev for James.
James got a
lower condition-assignment and had to do amends.
- Fred Siewert was put
on the post as "Director of Records, Assets and Materiel
FSO" (Dir. RAM FSO) in 1991. He stayed there until it
came out, that he had falsified his statistics. He got
comm ev’ed and placed on a sales-post in the book store,
after he finished the usual condition-assignments.
stayed there few weeks until it was found out that he
had "false stats" again. He got comm ev’ed and landed
finally on the post of a "tech page" in Division 4.
- John Danilovich
happened to be the "Chief Officer FSO" in 1990. This was
a very high post within the FSO, his direct senior was
He also got orders from the management in
Los Angeles. Besides his job of supervising his area,
John had the task of getting certain programs done from
the management in Los Angeles (f. e. 339R-programs).
Those programs and also most of the orders contained
various points John had to fulfill by a certain time. If
he didn’t report on time, he would be in trouble.
missed it a few times to report back on time, so he got
"automatically" removed from his post. It was a running
joke in the FSO, that John D. was the first staff of the
FSO, who got removed by a computer, as the removal of
John was recommended by a computer-program of the
- Simon Fuchs, a
waiter of the Hibiscus-restaurant in the Fort Harrison
told me in 1992, that the Commanding Officer Flag Crew
got removed from her post. She was additionally punished
by an assignment to the post of a "Deputy Garbage In
Charge". She had to care about the garbage, which was
the most inferior work at the FLB.
- In 1990 I was in the
HCO of the FSO at Coachman Building in the second floor.
I saw Adam Dunn, MAA, pushing Bernardo Atriano, HCO
Receptionist, in a very aggressive way against a wall.
Bernardo wasn’t following Adam’s orders.
- Tristan Buchanan,
"Supercargo FSO", told the Captain’s MAA in 1991, that
he had had a physical fight with Victor D’Andrea, staff
of the department 4 a.
- In 1991 in a dispute Libero Pietracupa and Lorenzo Delzanno, both staff of
department 5, screamed at each other and finally
clashed, before they could be separated by other staff
of the department.
- In late 1990 as a
"Director of Department 5" I physically attacked Flor
Hellberg and one week later Lorenzo Delzanno. They were
"backflashing" and weren’t following my orders, so I
tried to discipline them by physical means.
- The "Director of
Publications FSO" told me several times in 1991 and 1992
that he had physical fights with Harvey Jacques, the
"Planetary Dissemination I/C". His senior, the Dissem.
Sec. Matt Pesch agreed to use physical force in the
attempt to break Harvey’s will. Harvey was seen by the
seniors as eccentric and hard to supervise.
- When Brian McCarthy
was on his mission in department 5 he had difficulties
with the "Director of Procurement", Flor Hellberg.
Mainly she didn’t comply with his orders, he wanted her
to follow. One day I saw her sitting at her desk and
Brian standing directly in front of her. He was
screaming at the top of his lungs directly in her face.
I had never heard anyone scream like that. It sounded as
if he wanted to blast her against the wall behind her.
Flor got later removed from Brian and I became her
- Paul Miller, a
registrar from department 6, had a sleep problem. He
often fell asleep during "reg-cycles" and created by
doing that "a flap on public lines". Although the "Dir.
of Registration" Paul Hickock was often sympathetic with
Paul, he beat him from time to time to punish him for
- In a "Board of
Investigation" (B of I), which I had to do for WDC FSO
together with Paul Ferguson, the Shipping Officer FSO,
and another staff from the FSO in 1991, we had to
investigate the recruitment of two FSO-staff members,
who "joined" the FSO in Australia.
It came out that
these staff, who were earlier Scientology-staff in
Sydney, had been physically attacked and dragged out of
their offices, after they had refused to join the FSO.
Learn more about Scientology's
Scientology- or Sea Org-Ethics has nothing to do with the
concept "ethics" as it is used in the "normal" world. The
Scientology-definition of "ethics" means something totally
different and Hubbard even admitted it in one of his HCO Policy
"The purpose of ethics is to remove counter intentions
from the environment. And having accomplished that the purpose
becomes to remove other intentionedness from the environment."
of 18 June 1968).
In a speech Hubbard said in addition:
have then, in ethics, is a system of removing the counter-effort
to the forward push, and that’s all an Ethics Officer is
supposed to do."
The purpose of Scientology-ethics
is therefore to impose one’s will on others. The purpose of the
Sea Org, which is to get ethics in on the planet, is therefore
to dominate the world. Scientology has exposed itself as a
fascist organization, who reaches for world domination and
Learn more about
- 1.) In 1992 Phillippe
Renevez, the "Deputy Flag Representative FSO" (D/Flag
Rep FSO) investigated the mailing of the ASR-packs ( a
promotional tool). He was not satisfied with the number
of mailings and threatened me with an ethics
investigation. I stayed calm and told him I would
supervise more closely the mailings which were solely
done by Judy Gilbertson. I went to her and asked her
about her way of sending the ASR-packs to the publics. I
told her that we would need to send more ASR-packs in
order get that particular statistic up. She got angry
and "backflashed". Phillippe Renevez heard that and told
her that he would start an ethics investigation on her.
Judy flipped totally out. First she just screamed at Phillippe. Then suddenly she took a big pot with a plant
in it and threw it at Phillippe. She missed him
fortunately. Judy started to cry and left the
Phillippe requested an investigation of Judy
at HCO, but it never got done, due to an overload of
other things HCO had to do at that time.
In 1991 I
organized a radio for the "letter registration"-section,
so that we could hear some music, while writing letters.
Often we had to turn the radio off, as Judy flipped out,
when a rock song from the sixties was played. She
started to scream that the musicians would have used
hidden messages to turn the listeners into druggies and
that she couldn’t stand this kind of music. We regarded
Judy’s reaction as completely exaggerated, but we
stopped the music, as we felt that Judy could go totally
- 2.) Peter Mousiol was
posted in early 1991 as "Resign Product Officer FSO"
under Kim Hickock, the "D/FCCI PO for GI", his senior.
Kim didn’t like Peter too much, so she was giving him a
hard time. After a few months Peter got busted from his
post and received an "ethics handling" at HCO. He told
me later that he had had a nervous breakdown while he
had been at HCO because of the pressure Kim had forced
on him during the previous weeks.
- 3.) An Australian minor
was transferred in 1991 to department 5 as an exchange
for a FSO-staff, who went to AOSH ANZO in Sidney. He was
just a few months in the Sea Org and started as a letter
registrar in my section (I was letter reg I/C at that
After few weeks he started to become homesick.
One time he told me that he would feel very desperate
and that he couldn’t stand it anymore living in the Sea
Org. He started to cry and I had a lot to do to calm him
- 4.) My roommate at the
Hacienda, Len Thomas, told me in 1991, that he had to
watch a public at the Sandcastle, who had gone "PTS Type
III" after auditing (PTS Type III = someone, who has
gone crazy). He said that the woman was put into a room,
which she couldn’t leave and that he had to watch her,
without saying anything to her until she would get
Few days later, when I asked him about that
woman, he told me, that she was sent home, after she had
- 5.) On my post as a
letter registrar I stayed in correspondence with a woman
from Switzerland, who was "New OT IV" and had done all
the three "Ls" at Flag. After I had sent her a formal
letter of interest, she started to write me letters on a
regular basis. I found her letters had sometimes a
strange tenor. When I looked more closely in her
previous C/F-folders, I found a letter written by her
daughter, who was staff at "CMO International". She made
complaints about the fact, that her mother got very
strange and behaved as if she were silly, after she had
done the "Ls-auditing" at the FSO. She said her mother
would have odd ideas about her sex-life and would send
sometimes her under-wear to other people.
One day in
1991 the Swiss woman called me in my office. She told
me, that she wanted to go on staff in "AOSH UK" (Saint
Hill). Her voice on the phone startled me, as it sounded
as if she were crazy.
- 6.) One morning in Spring
1992 I went into the closet of my room to get dressed. I
felt terrible that day as I hadn’t slept enough the
previous nights and hadn’t reached the quota of my
production, I was supposed to make. I thought about the
up-coming registration-meeting with the CO FSO, Debbie
Cook, which took happen every morning before production.
The pressure on the GI-lines was very high in those
days, so I expected that Debbie would scream and
threaten with "ethics handlings". Suddenly I felt very
giddy. I got dizzier from moment to moment until I
finally completely passed out.
Minutes later I found
myself lying on the floor. I was shocked and made it to
the department only after a few hours. The following
days I experienced a strange misty feeling.
When I saw
the "Medical Liaison Officer" Weissenburger, she told me,
that I should take protein drinks and eat enough.
I had an interview at the "Staff Training Org FLB". I
mentioned that I had "passed out". As a result I
received a "Pain-Drug-Hypnosis-Security Check" (PDH-Sec.
Check), as the "passing out" was a indicator that I had
gotten a brainwashing treatment in the past by a
psychologist or psychiatrist with the means of drugs,
inflicted pain and hypnosis, per LRH.
I received the PDH-Sec.
Check by a trainee of the "Saint Hill Special
Briefing"-Course (the training necessary to be a Class
VI-Auditor). She was New OT VII.
She used the E-meter
for the Sec. Check, a simple ohmmeter, which had the
function of a lie-detector. I had to answer questions
like the following: if I had reasons not to tell if I
had been "PDH"ed, if the PDH was hidden under hypnotic
orders, etc.. While I was answering the questions my
auditor looked at the reading of the e-meter needle to
see if I was telling the truth. I felt really bad. I
started to think about the possibility that my parents
had brainwashed me and I was therefore really nuts. I
spoke with Markus Ginter, the "Executive Establishment
Officer Organizing Officer FLB" (Exec Esto’s O/O), about
it, who calmed me down.
The PDH was never finished on
me, as it was found out that the Auditor had made
mistakes. As I went to Germany in July, the PDH-sec
check happened to be the last auditing I received in
After being half a year on the post as "Director of
Procurement" I felt very exhausted and burned out. At the end I
thought the whole time about my statistics, which controlled the
two feelings I had left: Guilt, in case of a low statistic, and
relief, if I got a "stat up".
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Type 3" concept.
In those days I even didn’t relax
during sleep. I woke up in the morning with the feeling of being
as tired as in the moment when I had gone to bed. During the day
I couldn’t concentrate on my work like I intended, because I was
worn out by the different orders of different seniors.
worked through several nights to file hundreds of papers in the
folders of the Central Files. I found myself sleeping on the
floor of my department at 3 a.m., just to wake up in full terror
five minutes later, as I realized that I was not reaching my
target, which I had set for the night, if I would fall asleep.
Sometimes I felt shivers coming from my head. That felt very
strange, I had the feeling that something inside my head was
getting re-structured. At that time I thought that I really
needed a short break from the Sea Org to get physically in
shape. I started to organize a flight-ticket with money I got
from my parents. That took a while, which made me additionally
completely nervous, as I feared that something could happen,
what my planned "leave of absence" could prevent.
With a lie to
my senior I finally could escape (I still planned to return
after three weeks) and take a flight from Saint Petersburg to
Frankfurt. It was the first time in almost two years that I had
left Clearwater. During the flight I slept on my seats. It was
the first time I had a "real" sleep for several months.
Today I still have a certain kind of nightmare, which pursues
me from time to time. It has always the same content and it is
about the worst situation one can get into in these days: Being
a Sea Org member and having no return ticket.
During the time I had spent in the Sea Org in Clearwater I
experienced a continuous control of my physical presence, of the
extent of my production and of my loyalty to Scientology, the
Sea Org and my seniors. The control was executed through various
channels and belonged to the everyday life of any Sea Org
- Daily musters
times a day the staff of the FSO had to attend a muster
in the auditorium of the Fort Harrison, where we
received briefings about the level of production in the
FSO by the senior executives. We were continually urged
and ordered to rise our personal production. If the
Gross Income of the FSO was low, we were screamed at and
threatened with "ethics handlings" by Debbie Cook.
Before any muster took place the staff of each division
was counted and cross-checked by the "MAAs" of HCO. If
anyone of the staff was absent without a valid excuse he
was liable to punishment by HCO. One key part of those
musters was "Chinese School": We had to repeat in chorus
various quotations of Hubbard’s works that dealt, f. e.,
with the selling Scientology to the publics. One
favorite quote was the following:
HCO PL from 26
September 1979, Issue III, "Copywriting":
means insistence people buy. It means caring about the
person and not being reasonable about stops and barriers
but caring enough to get him through the stops and
barriers to get the service that’s going to rehabilitate
- Weekly staff meetings
On Thursday nights at 11 p.m., we had to attend a staff
meeting in the auditorium, which lasted most of the time
at least two hours. The meeting was designed to get a
reflection of the production of the previous working
week (from Thursday, 2 p.m. until the next Thursday, 2
p.m.). Debbie Cook presided over the meeting and briefed
us about the course of the FSO for the following week.
She further called up individual staff members, who had
to show their statistics to the 550 FSO staff, explain
what they did wrong on their posts ("Flaps"), how they
would handle these flaps in the coming week and what
"targets" they had on their "battle plans" (BPs) for the
- Daily registrar
Every morning, except on Thursday and Saturday,
all the registrars and the executives of the
money-making departments and divisions had to attend a
meeting where the production and the quotas of these
areas were discussed with the Commanding Officer FSO,
Debbie Cook. Sometimes we received briefings by senior
executives of the management of Scientology, who
explained us various dissemination- and defense-campaigns
and how much money they needed for their execution. The
meeting took place in the "reg office" of the Fort
- Weekly executive
On Sunday afternoon every executive of the FSO
had to attend a meeting in the conference room of the
Coachman Building. Debbie Cook headed the meeting. The
idea of this meeting was to impinge on the lower
executives in the FSO-hierarchy, who had to impinge on
their juniors in order to reach a higher
production-level and therefore higher statistics. Debbie
Cook regularly screamed at us to create a higher impact.
Sometimes we drilled "Product Officering" (getting
juniors to make their quotas). Some executives played
juniors of single executives, who had to overcome the
excuses and problems of their juniors by simply ordering
them, screaming at them or handle them with physical
means to get the juniors produce again and reach their
quotas. The idea behind the drilling was to get familiar
with channelling pressure downwards on the lower levels
of the FSO and create an "ethics presence" of the
- The daily control of
Every day I had to report my senior the level
of my production and the quota I had for the day. He
would notify it on a board and see immediately if I
would be "on" or behind my quota. If my production would
be low, he would either impinge on me or bypass me "to
handle the situation in my area" and assign me the
- The weekly control of
Every Thursday after 2 p.m. I had to report
the weekly statistics of my area to my senior and to HCO,
which had to report it to Scientology-management. If my
production-level was above the level of the week before
I was in the "condition" of "normal" or above and was
able to receive "bonuses" and "liberty-time" on
In case of a lower production, compared to
the previous week, it wasn’t allowed for me to get "libs"
or receive "bonuses".
If the production would drop on a
very low level or stay low for a few weeks, it would
lead to an ethics investigation by HCO.
on campaigns and actions of Scientology-management
against its enemies were used to show the staff of the
FSO the necessity of a high production, especially of a
high GI. We were told that only a GI of 3,000,000 $ per
week could finance all the actions the
Scientology-management planned to do. The briefings were
held by senior executives of the Flag Land Base, such as
Angela Quirino, Flag Rep FSO, and Sonny Klinsiek,
Finance Director FLB or by senior executives of the
management, like Bill Dendiu, "Chief Officer" of "Golden
Era Productions" or Heber Jentzsch, President of "Church
of Scientology International".
In 1992 Heber Jentzsch
gave the registrars of the FSO a special briefing in the
"Green Room" of the Fort Harrison, where he spoke about
the crimes psychologists and psychiatrists were
committing against mankind and where he encouraged us to
make a lot of money, so that the fight against the
enemies of Scientology could be continued.
received briefings by the Scientology-management, which
were recorded on film.
In one film we were shown a
briefing by "Inspector General for Ethics" Mark Rathbun
held on board of the "Freewinds", where he spoke about
the fight against the "psychs". In another film David
Miscavige, Mark Yager and Ray Mithoff announced
inspections throughout the orgs of the world. This film
was shown two months before the actual inspection of the
FSO by Miscavige took place. Miscavige and the others
told the viewers, Scientology staff members, that the
management would only tolerate the correct application
Miscavige’s comments had a
character of commands. He talked in generalities, but is
was clearly, that he was sending directions and warnings
to us via this film.
All the different briefings had one
common message to us: We, the FSO-staff, had to produce
a lot more than we produced at present time. The quota
for the desired production-level was set in late 1991:
3,000,000 $ per week.
Learn more about Scientology's "statistics"
received about 20 Security Checks in various forms from
August 1990 until July 1992:
- Standard Security
Check — I was questioned by an auditor or MAA from a
prepared list. That happened in a secluded room and I
was attached to the E-meter. The questions dealt either
with my personal background or with my situation on
- Meter Check — I had to
hold the cans from the E-meter, while at the same time
the MAA would watch the reaction of the needle-reading.
Nobody was allowed to say anything. If a certain
needle-reaction showed up, I would be further
- Ethics interviews — It
happened a few times that I was ordered to HCO, because
a staff member had written an unfavourable report about
me or because I had a problem with my post. I had to
explain my point of view of the situation in this
interview and the MAA would tell me his opinions. The
MAA had always the last word and I had to follow his
MAAs are senior executives within the Sea Org
and have the power to remove executives and other staff
from their posts (FO 1422, 30 September 1968, "The
requirements for senior execs...").
Normally the order
to attend for an ethics interview at HCO ended up in
receiving an assignment of a lower condition, which was
combined with the order of making a write-up of a
self-accusation, which had to be accepted by the staff
members who were asked by the sinner to sign up his
application for re-entry to the "ethical group" and with
additional work as a punishment for the "overts" one had
- Rudiment Checks — At
the beginning of every auditing session, "Wordclearing"
or any other practice, which involved the use of the
E-meter, the "ruds" were checked by the auditor. I was
asked a few questions, f. e., if I suppressed anything
which I didn’t want to get known to others, etc..
Although the idea behind that practice was to get rid of
overts in order to be able to concentrate upon the
auditing, it was just another way to control and
investigate the thoughts of the staff.
from Flag Bureaux or from higher levels of the
management regularly visited the FSO. The Sea Org
doctrine says the following about missions:
handle downstat orgs and areas the Sea Org simply gets
in ethics. This is done in such a way as to enable that
org or area to get in tech, which makes it possible then
for them to get in admin. In order to do this we send
out missions. These have unlimited ethics powers and
enough force to accomplish their purpose of getting in
(FO 228, 9 October 1967, "Purpose of the Sea
Org, Character of Missions").
The missions I had to
deal with were recruitment- and GI-missions, that had to
get certain areas of the FSO to produce more money or
had to hire Scientologists for the Sea Org. During the
time the mission was at the FSO, the staff of the
concerning areas were constantly watched and had to
report directly to the missionaires. As part of two
GI-missions I had to do a "O/W-write up" (O/W=Overts and
withholds), in which I had to accuse myself and others
of the area about making violations or crimes against
the Scientology-technology. I had to get a clearance on
these write-ups by getting a sec. check on the E-meter.
The missionaires had ultimate power to do anything in the
area they were assigned to.
I saw how several people were
removed from one area to be placed somewhere else in the FSO.
The missionaires could also send staff to the RPF.
- Weekly Inspections
The workplaces and dorms of the staff were inspected by
senior executives of the FSO or by CMO-staff on a weekly
basis. The rooms in the FSO and on the Hacienda had to
be clean and dust-free.
At the Hacienda it occasionally
happened that some staff were closed out of their
apartments, when they were considered as being dirty.
The final penalty for dirty living rooms was the
assignment of "pigs berthing". The staff member had then
to move into the most decayed room of the whole Hacienda
and stay there for several weeks.
executive I had to follow three different programs which
had been designed for my area. These programs consisted
of a number of targets, which I had to accomplish within
several weeks. The targets were designed to create a
higher level of production by accomplishing them. The
three programs were:
- The 339R-program. I had to
report on that one to the Flag Representative FSO, Angie Quirino.
- The Captain’s Mini-program. I had to report
to the CO FSO, Debbie Cook.
- A program created the
Flag bureaux. My senior on that one was the D/Dir. of
Procurement Int. FB.
It was expected that I got one or
two targets done on each program every week. If I had
problems with one of these programs or I couldn’t manage
it to show at least some progress, I would receive an
investigation in my area.
- Study time and
Every staff member, who had graduated from
Product 1, was expected to study the works of L. Ron
Hubbard 2 ½ hours a day. He was programmed by the "Staff
Training Org" of the FLB-org to do certain courses,
which should provide him with the necessary knowledge
about his post.
Auditing should make the staff more able
to handle their posts. Staff on senior executive- or
important sales-posts were more likely to receive
auditing than other staff. The FSO couldn’t make any
money through the auditing of staff, therefore it was
only interested that key personnel like registrars or C/S’es
would receive auditing sessions by the designed "Sea Org
- The Security
Personnel of the FLB
The FLB had its own security
guards. They had their own uniforms and were stationed
in the Fort Harrison and in the Sandcastle. In all the
important places of the base, like the entrances, video
cameras documented the happenings, which were surveilled
by Security in their offices.
- Other means of
If a staff member didn’t show up on his post,
HCO was immediately to be informed about it. A staff
from HCO would then go to his apartment and get the
missing person to HCO. That was the procedure, which had
to be kept in, even when the guy was sick.
When some of
my juniors didn’t show up, I used to get a bike, drive
to the Hacienda and get them back on post by myself.
If a staff would leave the base unauthorized, he was at
risk to get expelled from Scientology and be "SP
declared". If someone wanted to leave the Sea Org he had
to go to HCO and receive an thorough "ethics handling"
The result of these control mechanisms is a new kind of
fascism. I didn’t have any opportunity to criticize the system,
as Scientology was viewed as the "only tech on the planet". I
couldn’t criticize my seniors, as it was against "Command
Intention". I was constantly under surveillance by a lot of
people and was expected to supervise my own juniors in the same
way. I even couldn’t think of criticism, as I feared that
critical thoughts about Scientology and the Sea Org would be
revealed in security checks.
When the FSO-staff were placed
under the "Rice and Beans"-Flag Order, no one protested against
it or mutinied. All the staff had given up their previous lives
or lived in the Sea Org for several years, so they were left
totally dependable on the Sea Org.
Retrospectively I must say
that the FSO was a big concentration camp where the most
intimate thoughts and the privacy of people was entered for the
sake of a totalitarian belief-system. By abusing the good
intentions of most of the staff, the Sea Org turned its own
members into slaves. It held and controlled them against their
free will, in the true sense of the word.
I heard the term "end of cycle" the first time when I was a
letter registrar in department 5. I think Judy Gilbertson or
Franco Carbognin, another letter registrar, mentioned it to me
and wanted to refer to the death of a person, by using this
In Scientology the death of a person was described either
by "dropping the body" or by "end of cycle", whereby the last
term wasn’t used that much.
In May 1991 at a staff meeting on Thursday evening the
Commanding Officer of the "Office of Special Affairs East US"
briefed us about a negative article on Scientology which had
been published by the "Time Magazine". She told us that the
management of Scientology planned to take steps against "Time".
Debbie Cook said that in that article the blame for the suicide
of a Scientologist had been put on Scientology (She told the
name, but I can’t remember now. From reading the article today I
suppose she meant Noah Lottick). Debbie told us that
psychiatrists were in fact responsible for the death of that
We were further told not to buy and read the article, as
it contained pure lies and "entheta" (discouraging news).
the end of the briefing Richard Reiss, the Senior C/S FSO,
proclaimed that the best answer to that article was "to flourish
and prosper". Every staff should give his best on post, that
would finish eventually all problems with the outside-world.
Weeks later we were introduced to the ad-campaign in "US Today"
by during a staff-muster by Richard Haworth, the "PR-Secretary"
of OSA East US. Richard visited us almost daily from then on to
show us the newest ads. He told us that the continuation of the
campaign would depend on the GI the FSO was making, as the ads
in the newspaper were partially financed by the FSO. Debbie Cook
directed us additionally to use this fact in the sales-talks
with the publics as a "go-button", to get them paid for their
The campaign turned out to be not only as a attack
against "Time Magazine", but also against the pharmaceutical
combine "Eli Lilly". We were told that the negative article in
"Time" had been created by the pharma industry, the "psychs", to
destroy Scientology’s credibility in the public opinion.
A "squirrel" is described by Scientology literature as
someone, who is doing off-beat technology (HCOPL from 6 February
1965). In general understanding it is someone, who fell off of
Scientology, but who is still applying practices of Scientology
like auditing for example.
"Squirreling" was considered as
"suppressive". The "Squirrels" received therefore the same
treatment by Scientology as other "SPs".
During the year 1991 I
was in contact with a German public, who was living in the US
and happened to be New OT IV. She was unable to "move further on
the bridge", as she had received some auditing by a squirrel
living in Scotland. She couldn’t come to the FSO, as she was
still looked upon as PTS (Potential Trouble Source), because the
squirrel was still practicing. Her duty was, in order to be able
to receive Scientology-services again, to get this squirrel to
stop practicing. Furthermore she had proven that he wasn’t doing
Scientology-related practices anymore. The woman was quite
discouraged because of all these barriers and didn’t want to
do anything against this squirrel.
When I discussed that matter
with Eileen Haworth, who also was a letter registrar at that
time, she told me, that she would give this guy in Scotland hell
and do whatever it was necessary, if she would be in a similar
I wrote more letters to the woman forcing her to do
something about that squirrel. I even called her, but she still
didn’t want to do anything.
During those days I read the "Fair Game HCOPL" of Hubbard and
its follower the "Cancellation of Fair Game". I interpreted it
the way that the term "Fair Game" had been cancelled but not the
"handling of suppressive persons", as it was stated in that
In November 1991 Debbie Cook told the staff of the FSO during
a muster that the organizations of the FLB could receive a raid
during the following weeks. She said that everyone of us had to
be on "night watch" in one of the buildings once a week from 11
p.m. until 3 a.m.
Each staff received during the next days an
individual schedule from the Security of the FLB. I had to be on
watch every Friday and my first assignment was the West Coast
Building, where OSA EUS and the CMO was located.
Alert" was strictly followed during the first weeks and each
staff who failed to show up on his watch got punished with a
"Court of Ethics".
Last year I spoke with Steven Fishman about that incident. I
found out that at the same time the IRS actually planned to
carry out a raid upon the FLB.
To understand the behaviour of Scientology against
psychologists like Dr. Geertz one has to get familiar with the
conspiracy theory of Hubbard and in which way this theory gets
transported into the minds of the staff of Scientology. I was
indoctrinated for four years with the idea that the world in
which we lived was the product of a conspiracy of psychologists
and psychiatrists. During my stay in Clearwater I had no chance
to compare the Scientology theory with the facts. In this
chapter I want to described how I got obsessed with the idea of
a world conspiracy and what it took to get it off.
In 1954 Hubbard held a speech where he spoke about one of its
early organizations, the "Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation".
He told the following:
|"The one group, the oldest group headed
by the Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation has two appendant
groups. It has been in these two businesses for a long time. It
was interested in civil defense and was doing things about civil
defense. Those activities have been pooled together in an allied
affiliated corporation known as the American Society of Civilian
Defense. It knows Dianetics works and says so loudly. That
organization stands 100% behind Dianetics as the only process it
would even vaguely use on hysterical or distressed people. The
other is the Freudian Foundation of America organized to be a
free offer to any of the people in Russian-held Vienna who wish
to take advantage of it. It is the only authorized agency of any
kind in the United States authorized to use the name and works
of Sigmund Freud. All other Freudian Foundations have no charter
or franchise from the old Master. Nobody has. But we have one
from the Freudian Foundation, which makes us the only legal
Freudian Foundation. This organization knows that as a sequence
to the great work of Sigmund Freud (!), Dianetics is the
solution to psychoanalysis and it freely says so."
following years Hubbard changed completely his tune about
psychology and psychiatry, the "psychs" became Enemy No. 1.
Hubbard not only wrote a countless number of policies and
bulletins, in which he condemned the psychs as murderers and
torturers of human kind, but even used articles about auditing
or his self-created admin technology to give the psychs a
side-swipe. By being a Scientologist and reading Hubbard’s works
one inevitably internalizes the hatred against psychiatry and
psychology. Here are some few quotes of Hubbard from articles he
wrote against the "psychs":
HCO Bulletin of 16 July 1970, "The Psychiatrist At
|"As a technical action, it is of interest to
any auditor to know that pain and ideas is a
basic "therapy" used down the years by
psychiatrists and such lot. The practice is very
general and very old...Any HAS ("Hubbard
Apprentice Scientologist") knows more and can do
more about the mind than any psychiatrist. There
is no real level of comparison since psychiatry
as used is a destructive technology...The
psychiatrist has masters. His principal
organization, World Federation of Mental Health,
and its members, the National Associations of
Mental Health, the "American" Psychiatric
Association and the "American" Psychological
Association, are directly connected to Russia.
Even the British Broadcasting Company has stated
that psychiatry and the KGB (Russian secret
police) operate in direct collusion."
Freedom Magazine, 27 February 1969, "A Reason
Psychiatrists Front Groups Attack Scientology".
|"Scientology has fought a consistent and
winning battle for human rights for two decades.
During that entire time, not one crime has been
found in Scientology. But during that time
psychiatry has seized and killed tens of
thousands of people they don’t like. It is said
Scientology breaks up families. They don’t. But
psychiatrists call their own rape and death of
men’s wives "necessary treatment". Any type of
crime this psychiatric group accuses the
Scientologists of has been traced back to be
standard psychiatric practice...To enlarge their
sphere the psychiatrist (UN Tech Series 98)
plans to knock out all churches in the field of
mental healing. Scientology is their first
target. If they win there they will take on
other churches and so build their empire...The
psychiatrist handling almost none of the "trade"
yet obtains hundreds of millions from
governments annually over the world. For this he
gives no service, injures or kills his patients,
seeks to seize anyone and everyone at a whim,
yet is strangely immune from the correct murder
charges. Not even a medical doctor is allowed to
kill people. How could the allied nations hang
Germans at Nuremburg for these crimes and yet
award heavy appropriation at home to run their
own death camps."
HCO Bulletin of 26 April 1982, "The Criminal Mind And
|"It has often been noted (and reported
routinely in the papers) that criminals
"treated" by psychologists and psychiatrists go
out and commit crimes. It could be suspected
that these "practicioners" used
pain-drug-hypnosis and other means (under the
guise of treatment) to induce the criminal to go
out and commit more crimes. And possibly they
do...So let us look at the psychs again - what
they call "treatment" is a suppression (by
shocks, drugs, etc.) of the ability to think.
They are not honest enough, these psychs, being
just dramatizing psychotics themselves for the
most part, to publish the fact that all their
"treatments" (mayhem, really, when it is not
murder) make people more stupid...Their
"treatments" make the criminals more stupid. The
stupid commit more crimes. It is pretty simple,
really, when you look at it. Why does the state
support psychiatrists and psychologists? Because
the state is stupid? Or does it want to more
citizens robbed and killed? It’s one or the
other. Take your choice."
Freedom Magazine, 24 September 1969, "The Fight For
|"...Then Dianetics and Scientology appeared.
Here was a real, an actual working technology.
They worried about it and considered it was a
direct threat to psychiatry. And they made a
very ghastly mistake. Secretly they spent time
and money all over the world to discredit and
suppresss Dianetics and Scientology. Working
through heads of press chains they controlled,
working through ministers of health they had
appointed with lies and false alarms, they
continuosly secretly fought Dianetics and
Scientology. Enduring these attacks and alert,
Dianetics and Scientology people somehow kept
going and kept watching...Because Scientologists
broke no laws committed no crimes and had a
factual, effective mental technology they could
not be destroyed. The public was on their side.
But this was not the case with psychiatry. The
most basic laws of humanity had been broken by
them. Mayhem, rape, torture, murder were
commonplace crimes amongst them. Decaying
bodies, dead by violent torture, were exhumed in
the ground of psychiatric asylums. Vicious
political connections, misappropriated funds,
incarceration of patients for political reasons,
these with a parade of social, sexual, drug and
unnatural offenses began to fall out of the
skeleton-filled closets of psychiatry."
In the Sea Org I was exposed to a continuous flow of "information"
and "data" about "man’s biggest enemy": psychiatry and
psychology. There were different sources and means, which
transported the ideas Hubbard’s into my mind and helped to
settle them there:
- Daily study
to study Hubbard’s policies and bulletins 2 ½ hours a
day. Hubbard used to fill his works with attacks against
his believed enemies and as I had no opportunity to
compare the allegations with information from other
sources, I got accustomed with his theories.
especially held by the "International Association of
Scientologists" (IAS), the "war against the enemies" was
celebrated by the leaders of the Scientology-management.
One key element of the dramaturgy of these galas, which
were held every few months, were the actions against the
"psychs". The "Citizens Commission for Human Rights" (CCHR)
was the declared tool to wipe out psychiatry from earth.
Len Thomas, one of my room mates and, at that time,
ex-staff from CCHR in Australia, told me that one
statistic of CCHR was "the number of
psychologists/psychiatrists who give up their practice".
During those events one of the managing agents of
Scientology, mostly Heber Jentzsch, told the audience
about the wins against psychiatry and some "new facts"
about psychiatry which formed a contrast and emphasized
the urge of the necessity for further actions, which
were announced by Jentzsch or other staff from
All staff had to watch those events, which
took place either at "Flag" or in another big org. In
the last case the events were televised to Clearwater
and we watched it together with the publics in the
people briefed the staff regularly about the fight
against psychiatry, Interpol or the IRS: Richard
Haworth, the PR Sec. OSA EUS and "Birk", from IAS
Administrations. They simply told us the same stories we
could read in the "Impact magazines", the voice of the
Sometimes we could watch a televised briefing,
which was originally held on board of the "Freewinds",
f. e., a briefing by Mark Rathbun, the IG Ethics RTC.
One day Heber Jentzsch gave the registrars a briefing in
the "green room" of the Fort Harrison. He talked most of
the time about the crimes psychiatry would commit
(administering electric shocks to children) and
encouraged us to continue with our efforts to make a
- Mouth to mouth
It was forbidden for us to speak to others
about "our case" and to give someone "entheta" (bad
news), but it was not forbidden to talk about what
Hubbard and the management thought about psychiatry.
Like the great majority of the Sea Org members, I
believed in Hubbards words and in the information the
management had given us, too. So my personal conspiracy
theory got his final touches through its confirmation by
other staff members who gave me "additional data":
- Len Thomas told me that the "psychs" had practiced their
business for "thousands of lifetimes". He said they had
done thousands of "overts" and would be really
professionals in suppressing people.
- Christian Winter read Hubbard’s science
fiction-books from time to time. He told me that the
character of the "psychlos" in one of those books wasn’t
a pure make up, but that it was based on Hubbard’s past
life experiences. The "psychlos" are the enemies of
mankind in Hubbard’s book "Battlefield Earth".
- A staff from FLB told me that in the seventies a
crazy psychologist from Los Angeles ("Jolly" West)
killed an elephant by administering it LSD.
When I left the Mousiol company in December ‘92 I knew the
Scientology-organization was wrong, but still my head was filled
with the ideas about a world conspiracy. I thought, especially
after hearing "Ron’s Journal ‘67", that the events and
occurrences on earth were the product of the actions by a few
people who had the power to control the world, like Hubbard
described it in RJ ‘67. Furthermore I believed that Scientology
was basically right, that Hubbard had created a workable system
for man, which enabled him to free himself from the bonds of the
In December ‘92/January ‘93 I wasn’t willing to talk to
anybody about my experiences with Scientology. I lived at my
parents’ house in a little village in Germany, where I spent the
next months mostly with reading books and walking about with our
I felt physically exhausted but at the same time I wanted
to gather as many information about certain things as possible.
I became interested in the history of the "Third Reich" and of
Adolf Hitler. In Eugen Kogon’s book "The SS-State" and in Hans
Buchheim’s expert opinion for the Auschwitz-trial "The SS — The
Instrument Of Power" I could detect similarities between the
disciplines and structures of the Sea Org and the SS.
I’ve read Solschenizyn’s book "The Archipel Gulag". I had the feeling that
the author was talking directly to me, when he wrote about his
experiences in the Russian concentration camps. The first time
after a long period of time I felt understood.
But I still
believed in a theory of Scientology, that Hitler was just a
product of an exp got more and more
familiar with real reading again I got confident that I was able
enough to find out who the real conspirators were and are. I
became a member of two libraries, one was the largest of the
state Baden-Württemberg, and went to work. During the time from
Mid-December ‘92 until May ‘93 I did the following:
- I read approximately
100 books about Nazi-Germany, the SS, the concentration
camps and the annihilation of Jews. The most
comprehensive book about Adolf Hitler by Joachim C. Fest
with its over 1,000 pages I read twice.
I’ve studied the
structure of the SS and made an own organization board,
which should help me to find a secret hierarchy, by
which I could detect "the men behind Hitler".
I read the
books of Ernst Klee, who was an expert writer of the
euthanasia-project of Hitler, the project which led to
the death of thousands of disabled children and adults
in the gas chambers of psychiatric institutions. The
killing of the victims was actually supervised by a
psychiatrist Werner Heyde. That actually fit in my world
picture, but when I read more about the structures of
that project I discovered that Heyde had to report to
two SS-men, Viktor Brack and Christian Wirth, who had to
report themselves to Philipp Bouhler, the head of the "Führerkanzlei",
directly under Hitler himself. I finally found out that
there hadn’t been any psychiatric conspiracy during the
Third Reich and Hitler hadn’t been definitely a puppet
of somebody else.
- As I still believed
in a conspiracy I read about 20 books about various
secret services: The CIA, the KGB, the NSA, the BND (the
German secret service). I couldn’t discover that they
were actually directing the course of the world,
although they had the tendency and the claim to do so.
- I read 20 books about
secret societies and tried to make links between them to
find the common denominator. Although the wildest
speculations were mentioned in those books about world
conspiracy of Free Masons or the Illuminati, they
couldn’t come up with an actual proof that such a
conspiracy really existed.
Frank McCall, a founding Sea
Org member wrote me in one letter about the "New World
Order", another variant of the Illuminati theory, which
was made popular in the US by Gary Allen’s book during
the seventies. When I found that book in the library and
read some chapters of Allen’s stupid allegations I
finally realized that the believe in a world conspiracy
was rather a sign of a mental shortcoming than of a
sound mind. My interest in finding the "conspirator of
earth" dropped down to zero.
I began to read the critical
books about Scientology I was forbidden to read while I was in
Scientology. First I studied the more harmless books, then I
dared to read the "dangerous ones", f. e., the books of
Friedrich Wilhelm Haack, a cult expert from the Protestant
Church in Germany, who had been one of most hated people by
Scientology in this area.
that Hubbard had been a member of an occult order with
the name O.T.O during the mid-forties.
that during the seventies the "Guardian’s Office" of
Scientology had committed burglaries into the Finance and
Justice Office of the US and that Mary Sue Hubbard had been
sentenced to a four year prison term.
that on OT 3 one would have to audit "body thetans",
invisible beings, which are stucked to the body.
that 75,000,000 years ago the head of a galactic
confederation, Xenu, implanted the population of 76 planets
with atomic bombs, exploding on volcanoes, and with a 3-D
motion picture which was shown to the victims for 36 days.
I read several critical books about Scientology, but
I still believed that Hubbard was basically good and
that his ideology had to have something essential. Then
finally the affidavits of Anne Rosenblum and Tonya
Burden, both Ex-CMO messengers, "came across" in one
book. I read these declarations several times and I got
a real conflict in my mind.
Then on one evening in May I
asked myself what I would loose if the whole ideology of
Hubbard revealed itself as nothing more than crap. I
thought I would loose nothing and that was the moment I
was finally relieved from Scientology and its ideas.
During the time I spoke with no one about my views, except
with one friend of a human rights group, who told me that he
didn’t believe in a world conspiracy, but that I should check it
out by myself. I didn’t receive neither any de-programming nor
counseling by cult-experts. The subject Scientology wasn’t
discussed in my parents’ house.
Before I started to look independently into the above
mentioned matters I had been completely obsessed with the ideas
of Scientology. I was determined to spend my whole life in the
Sea Org, working 14 hours a day and more. While in the Sea Org I
believed every written or spoken word of Hubbard. During that
time I disqualified every non-Scientologist as a wog and every
Scientology-critic as a "suppressive person". I was the standard
example of a dedicated Sea Org member: Physically and mentally
exhausted, but 100 % fanatic.
When I was finally forced to prove the ideas of Hubbard
against the actual facts I came into trouble, as his ideology
wasn’t based at all on actual research or on his "urge to help
mankind" but was created by the Hubbard’s deep fear of himself.
I think one reason why Hubbard
created Dianetics and Scientology was sub-consciously to find a
way of a solution for his severe psychic problems. The letter
Hubbard wrote to the Medical Veterans Administrations in October
1947 shows a deeply desperate man unable to deal with life in
general and himself. He couldn’t find appropriate help then and
invented therefore a system which should prove that the world
was wrong and he was right.
On the OT-levels the Scientologist has to get rid of
"spiritual beings" who are attached to his body, the "body
thetans". That can be viewed as a kind of modern exorcism. One
advocate of the Social Psychiatry, Gaetano Benedetti, gave two
characteristic features of schizophrenia among others in his
great book "Death Landscapes Of The Soul": Hallucination and
mania. The OT-levels of Scientology are very good examples of
both of these characteristics:
On "OT III" one reads in the
classified documents that Hubbard claimed to have found out the
big secret of this universe, that 75 million years ago, a galactical head with the name "Xenu" had enslaved the population
of "this sector" by the means of hydrogen bombs and mass
On "New OT VII" the Scientologist has to
free himself of millions of body thetans and, as a final drill,
communicate with plants and receive communication by them
These "sacred scriptures" are treated as
highly confidential material and are stored behind high security
areas, like the ones at the FSO.
Hubbard invented Scientology to
force his reality about life, his paranoia and schizophrenia,
upon mankind. Maybe he really wanted to free himself and others
from the "beings", he believed he and other men were surrounded
with. Who knows. However that may be, Scientology is a secure,
artificial way into schizophrenia. If one gets forced to believe
that he is surrounded by millions of ghosts, if he isn’t
actually, and if he has to believe, that he is a victim of a
galactic conspiracy, which hadn’t happened, then one has to
Hubbard was schizophrenic and paranoid and
his ideology is a direct product of the state of his sick mind.
As the Scientology ideology reflects Hubbard, the
organization reflects his personality too. The Scientology
organization wants to draw a picture for the "outside world" of a
religious group which is beneficial for all mankind. But if one
looks behind the curtains one will find a cynic, totalitarian
slave system that doesn’t accept anything except Hubbard,
Scientology and its demagogues of today.
If one, like Steven
Fishman, leaves a paranoid system like Scientology, he was part
of, and holds a mirror to it, then the system must do anything
possible to destroy him. The system cannot endure the fact that
someone shows the world how it really is. One characteristic of
paranoia is the inability of reflecting oneself. The behaviour
of Scientology against Steven Fishman and Dr. Uwe Geertz shows
to what extent the organization is paranoid and dangerous.
Breckenridge wrote in his memorandum of the Armstrong-case in
1984: "The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid,
and the bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its
founder LRH." That judgement is still valid today.
If one is a
Scientologist he is both a victim and a perpetrator. The higher
one climbs in the hierarchy of Scientology the more he solely
gets more and more a perpetrator. Miscavige is truly the
successor of Hubbard. He isn’t indeed the "great inventor" like
Hubbard. It is also not clear if he actually believes in the
"technology". But being the leader of a totalitarian, criminal
and paranoid system like Scientology, he must be at least a
criminal and paranoid perpetrator of the same quality as Hubbard
People like Miscavige, who are treating other people
dependable on him like slaves and are responsible for severe
crimes, are a threat for every society. If one acts like
Miscavige but wouldn’t bother to cover it as "religious matter",
he would immediately be sent to prison or placed behind
psychiatric bars through the legislation of every modern state.
Miscavige should be treated the same way. No one has the right to
enslave human beings and destroy men of a different opinion just
because of "religious reasons".
- In The Sea Org
Document 1: Certificate
about the successful completion of the course "Staff
Status I" on "Product 1".
Document 2: The "Posting
Order", which made my promotion to the "Director of
Document 3: The
application letter for a new visa at the US consulate in
Germany. The most interesting sentence in it: "He will
not be involved in the selling of articles or the
solicitation or acceptance of donations."
Document 4: The flight
ticket from Saint Petersburg to Frankfurt/Germany
- The Mousiol Company
Document 5: Impact No.
34, May 1991, the magazine of the "International
Association of Scientologists".
Page 16 above, from
right to left: The "President" of the FSO, Peter Mousiol,
Achim Bendig, Kay Barre and two other Scientologists.
Page 18: Karlheinz Schneider receives the "Patron
Meritorious"-plaque by Guillaume Lesevre, "Executive
Page 19: Peter Mousiol receives
the "Patron Meritorious"-plaque by Guillaume Lesevre.
Page 20 and 21: Detlev Foullois and Karl-Erich Heilig
are awarded with the "Gold Meritorious"-status by
Guillaume Lesevre and Janet Light, "President IAS
Document 6: The report of
Peter Mousiol, written in October ‘92.
- How I Experienced David Miscavige’s Role In Scientology
Document 7: Source No. 90, November 1993, German edition,
"The Magazine of the Flag Land Base".
Page 18: The announcement
of the "Office of the RTC-Representatives". Quote from the text:
"Mr. Miscavige said: ‘I have established an Office of RTC-Representatives
here at Flag. I cannot always be here, and it is the wish of RTC,
that nothing is in the way of those, who want to go OT as fast
as possible.’" With the installation of a RTC-office at the FSO
he bypasses the whole management of Scientology.
- Document 9: Source No. 95, Spring 1995, German edition, "The
Magazine of the Flag Land Base".
Page 16: Picture and interview
with Richard Reiss, "Senior Case Supervisor FSO".
- Document 10: Source No. 95, Spring 1995, German edition, "The
Magazine of the Flag Land Base".
Page 2: Picture of the
"Executive Council of the FSO": Debbie Cook, Commanding Officer
FSO is standing in front. Mark Lizer, the replacement of the
"Executive Director" Wiebke Hansen of the
Scientology-organization in Hamburg, is the fifth from left.
Tristan Buchanan, former "Supercargo FSO" is standing far left.
- The Means Of Control
Document 11: HCO Bulletin of 7 May 1968, "UPPER INDOC TRs".
During one of the executive meetings we had to drill "Upper Indoc TRs" to get more able in controlling juniors.
Document 12: HCO Policy Letter of 15 February 1979, "VERBAL
TECH: PENALTIES". It shows that it isn’t allowed in Scientology
to discuss or interpret the "technology" of Hubbard.
- Document 13: HCO Policy Letter of 29 June 1968, "ENROLLMENT
IN SUPPRESSIVE GROUPS". That policy was the guideline for the
treatment of the public, mentioned in this chapter.
Document 14: Impact No. 55, Fall 1994, the magazine of the
"International Association of Scientologists".
Page 6 and 7: The
article "The criminal mind and the psychs" by L. Ron Hubbard.
Document 15: My self-made command-structure of the SS. At the
far right one can see that the top-psychiatrist of the
euthanasia-project had to report to two men of the SS.
Document 16: The reply of a letter I wrote to the "Central
Board of the Jews in Germany", in which I asked them if they
knew anything about a big conspiracy of psychiatrists and
psychologists against them during World War II. I was referred
in that letter to the "Institute of Contemporary History" in
Document 17: The letter of Frank McCall, in which he stated
his theory about the "New World Order".
I declare under penalty of perjury that the aforementioned
facts set forth are true and correct.
Respectfully Submitted, Dated: April 19, 1996
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