Article by “Wisdom Learnt”
This is part of the story of an old timer, a dedicated Scientologist, who became disaffected and was ultimately declared as part of the group of 18.
I was told a few times in the past that I was disaffected by the likes of Ken Krieger and others and in truth he was right. My dissatisfaction with those in authority, particularly Sea Org management, started in the late sixties but it was only when I received Debbie Cook’s letter that I realised others around the world felt the same way I did.
I was not a computer person and had never followed the developments on the internet. At the beginning of 2013 I had no idea that any Independent / Freezone Scientology group even existed.
I did my first course in Scientology in 1957 after my mother had heard about it from her Yoga teacher. Hell, I never did anything my mother told me but for some reason best known to the spirits of the time, I was fascinated. I went to an intro lecture and straight onto a comm course done the hard way. TR’s 0 to 9 with no mercy at all. It changed my life. Prior to this I could hardly pick up a phone to ask a girl out. It sure cured that. I was a junior clerk in a financial firm at the time with stark prospects. My father had died while I was still at school so there was no money for university and I had to get a job to help support the family. Well this comm course, (I think it was called the HAS course in those days), shoved me off my backside and got me to cognite I was more than just a body. I decided whilst on the course to study further, so off to night school I went to study Management Accounting and soon found a better job. Many years later I ended up as the General Manger / Director of a large division of an International Company. In the process I also worked some 16 years on evening staff of orgs and missions. The good old comm course is unique, it starts with TR0, individuals have been known to pop out of their head whilst doing this TR, and it alone can bring about major change. If you ask any old timer they will tell you the comm course run tough and hard with high ARC makes Scientologists so if you are Independent or Freezone please use it. About the end of 1958 Peter Green, an old time Scientologist trained by LRH, arrived in Durban and formed the Durban Org. I was still studying for my Accounting Diploma at the time so it was a few years later in 1961 before I had the funds and the time to further my studies in Scientology. I bought some auditing and the Hubbard Professional Auditors Course which started and ended on specific dates. It lasted for plus/minus 6 months, three evenings a week and Saturday afternoons. This course gave me an edge in life which I have to acknowledge. Not only did we learn to audit both with and without an e-meter but we were also trained as Personal Efficiency Lecturers. I well recall a talk I had to give to the other 23 students plus the course instructor. The subject given to me just before I was due to do my stint in front of the rest was “How I landed on the moon in my maiden form bra”. Well for a young guy talking about this took some confront, especially with 23 other students bullbaiting you. Thank heavens I had heard about the subject of cross-dressing during earlier bullbaiting and I used this as part of my talk. It was fun and I was teased for a good period after that. Scientology courses and even working in orgs was fun in those days, insouciant to say the least, nothing of the seriousness you have seen in recent times. Recently I have come across individuals who feel they are doomed for eternity if they leave the church. Don’t fall for that rubbish, it is an old trick perpetuated by religions down the ages. For example – Pope Leo the 10th was reputed to have raised money to finish the BASILICA in Rome by selling Catholics “Get out of hell free cards”. The famous phrase used at the time was: “As soon as the coin in the coffer rings, the Soul from purgatory springs”. The SCN Church fundraisers haven’t come up with any thing quite as good as that yet but they sure are good at making you feel guilty. LRH always stated that Scientology is an Empire of Wisdom. His job was to wake us up and through his tech to get us on the road to full understanding. He fully understood that the church could in time be taken over as is the case and made sure that most of his knowledge was passed on to a number of individuals. If you look for it there is very good tech right up to OTVII and beyond out there. Keep going, stay strong, have Fun.