Wednesday, 31 July 2013


I call BULLSHIT on Crap Scientology AUDITORS

Derek Field - I'm looking at YOU!

When I was a little girl Goran Anderson made me believe I would be locked up in a mental institution if I ever spoke out about scientology, many years later,HE HUNG HIMSELF ! WHY?

One of the MAIN things that creeped me out the MOST in Dublin last year...

There was pressure on the last day to become FACEBOOK friends...

We are friends on Facebook aren't we, we are going to be be friends on Facebook aren't we.... this came from Samantha Domingo and I am buddies with her boyfriend... it did not occur to me until a little while later, why was she so insistent we become FACEBOOK friends, WHY?

I will tell you why, apparently Marty Rathbun is awesome, he can really fly your ruds, floating needle, well NO I have not got one, but apparently Samantha Domingo does where Marty Rathbun is concerned. Marty Rathbun in his own admissions said he shredded information that detailed LISA MCPHERSONS DEATH.!

Why is Marty drifting off into the sunset to start a new life when Lisa McPherson is dead and died an horrific death of torture...WHY?

It's exactly the same as Susan Meister.

Scientology IS a law unto it's self and no one dare do anything about it...

L.Ron Hubbard breaks silence ...A reply to William Burroughs

L. Ron Hubbard breaks silence // A reply to William Burroughs
Date: Saturday, 1 August 1970
Publisher: Mayfair (magazine)
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Main source: link (588 KiB)

[Picture / Caption: 'As a matter of policy, L. Ron Hubbard doesn't give interviews' — Scientology spokesman]


L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the five-million strong Scientology cult, speaks out for the first time ever in a British publication to defend his creed against world-famous author William Burroughs. Read it carefully — it is a revealing self-portrait of an extraordinary man
Scientology is a people's activity, a grass roots movement, and such are usually frowned on by the Establishment
The saving grace of the Scientologist is that when somebody points out they really should not misaddress their envelopes, they try to put it right
The Scientologist has proven he can cure drug addiction
You can't blame the Scientologist for his exuberance and cheerfulness
As I didn't write any of the things William Burroughs quotes, I find nothing there to which I can directly reply.
Burroughs is a great thinker, a searching critic of things in his field. I have no faintest wish to attack him. The world needs their William Burroughses.

I was opposed to the abuses he mentions and I believe they were all removed some years ago.
So for the sake of 'controversy' and 'lets you and him fight' I am hardly likely to attack a man for whom I have great respect. He is perfectly entitled to his views and to express them.

His challenge, however, raises many points of interest in Scientology and its general situation across the world. Controversy is considered the breath of life in news media.

Probably any upset that Scientology or other minority groups experience today can be traced to certain conditions which exist in the field of mass news media.

Journalism for a long time has been following the pattern of using 'conflict' to gain what they call reader interest.

This is taken from the tenets of dialectic materialism. In this subject it is understood that two forces in opposition produce ideas.

The French magazine Paris Match was the leader and possible pioneer in this concept and presentation. 
One inevitably sees in its pages two opposing parties in conflict in every story and picture series.

In Scientology I examined this concept further. It seemed there might be a misapplication of dialectic materialism.

Extending the principles involved, I found that stories or reports were basically ideas.

They were not forces.

Looking further, the principle became evident. Two ideas in conflict can produce force! Particularly if one idea or the other is not fully disclosed.

We have all seen and experienced this. In an argument, where two opposing ideas were proposed, we have seen voices grow louder and more forceful and in the absence of mediation or clarification the matter culminated in blows.

Two ideas in opposition quite commonly lead to violence.

Northern Ireland's conflict of religious faith, student riots where the students' ideas are in opposition to the ideas of the faculty or establishment, even the conflict between East and West are all situations in which ideas in conflict produce violence.

As we are told in dialectic materialism, two forces in opposition produce ideas. Thus an idea is generated. 
The cycle continues when two ideas in conflict produce force and thus we obtain an unending cycle repeated over and over.

Journalism, in following the basic concept of controversy, in fact could produce force and violence. 

Journalism is a matter of words, paper and ink and is not force. But it has often called force into play.

The Scientology paper Freedom published in connection with groups pressing for the reform of the whole field of mental healing, is a case in point.

Psychiatrists were using force on mental patients and advocating easy seizure and lawless confinement and using their powers for political purposes.

Various groups, including the Scientologists, objected to violence being employed in the field of mental healing and got the idea that psychiatry should be reformed. Psychiatry, reacting, got the idea that Scientology should be eradicated before it wiped out psychiatry and its millions of pounds in government 'research' grants.

These two ideas, opposed, produced further violence by psychiatry against Scientology behind the cover of the Establishment.

Freedom's writers now number in three figures and while they may be thought to go too far at times, I fully agree with the idea that the psychiatric version of mental healing should not be used to bring on a '1984' as in the famous book by Orwell. Mental patients should have civil rights. They should not be beaten, tortured by strange medieval 'treatments' or killed. The women should not be raped, nor the men perverted, nor should anyone who is insane be turned into a hopeless drug addict just to make him 'quiet.'

Scientologists cheerfully reformed their own field and abolished security checking, separation of families and preserving records of patients' secrets, and see no reason why psychiatry refuses to reform its much greater abuses of easy seizure, violence, denial of all rights and death for the insane.

Psychiatry, a 19th Century subject, (it is 91 years since they first decided men had no souls and were just animals) is old and well entrenched in the Establishment which uses it, and with this influence in high places can easily cause its rivals, competitors and critics to be ridiculed, lied about and banned. Despite its public ill repute, psychiatry has had an hypnotic grip on mass media.

But the young and energetic people of Scientology, pressing forward with 20th Century technology, have now caused psychiatry to be looked into very thoroughly and are driving the Establishment supported psychiatric front groups to the wall. (Three countries are now holding Inquiries on psychiatry and in one its association has been denied further government support.)

The psychiatric idea of violence against mental patients produced the idea of Freedom in Scientologists and other groups. This idea came into opposition with Nazi oriented people in the Establishment with fixed antagonistic ideas who then struck at Scientology with the wildest avalanche of easily disproveable lies seen in modern times.

But the idea that there is much valid opposition to Scientology or its organizations is essentially false. The growth rate is a double in every year. And in 1969 there were about 5,000,000 Scientologists in the world. 

There are about one hundred trained Scientology practitioners for every psychiatrist and the number of people Scientology processes annually is a great many times that handled in personal consultation by psychiatry. Medical doctors have ceased to oppose it and have begun to use it in Europe and England. Even young psychiatrists and some very famous old ones are supporting Scientology and calling for psychiatric reform.

Scientology is cheaper, faster and far more positive in result than psycho-analysis.

The old never has much luck in trying to stop the new. Scientology is a peoples' activity, a grass roots movement, and such are usually frowned on by the Establishment who tut tut and mutter 'untried,' 'too new,' 'must be put down' and all that. Scientology organization boards of directors are young, vital, enthusiastic. 

They are feeling their way, getting the house in order, trying to do their best. Their expansion rate is hard on them as their 'experienced hands' get spread very thin. The outstanding thing about them is that they can be counted upon to try to put things right. They are not old die-hard 'Went to Harvard,' 'Exeter, you know' reactionaries. They regard psychiatric front group boards much as in 1910 new automobile executives must have looked upon the board of a company manufacturing buggy whips.

I pin my faith on the new generations. They are much maligned and many epithets are thrown at them by the Establishment. Literally torrents of false reports are circulated about them just because they are young and WON'T BE QUIET.

They are trying to find their feet, they are trying to make things go right. They may not always know how to go about it and they can make mistakes. But they try to find out how the old world with its wars and savagery went wrong so they themselves won't commit the same errors.

It's much that way with the Scientologists among them and their organizations. They know they can work miracles in the society with their technology. They know violence has no place in mental healing.

Friendly, willing, optimistic, the Scientologist compares strangely with the Cromwellian ghost of psychiatry which opposes them frowning from sordid institutions evidently favoured by the Establishment and the older unreformed generation.

Any new vital force in the world has a hard time. But the saving grace of the Scientologist is that when somebody points out they really should not misaddress their envelopes and really should wear business suits instead of jeans to work, they try to put it right.

If you point out something you don't like to a psychiatrist he promptly puts you on his list as insane and calls up his contacts in the police department and military intelligence to have you raided or arrested as a dangerous agitator.

The Scientologist contends that psychiatry will not take responsibility for its field. Crime and insanity rates are soaring despite an avalanche of public funds into psychiatric pockets. The Scientologist insists violence is not the right approach to any problem. He has proven he can cure drug addiction and insanity and reform criminals quickly, cheaply and easily and his competence causes him to suspect that somebody doesn't want crime and insanity statistics lowered.

The whole field of mental healing is a tough field. The psychiatrist can't really be blamed too hard for his mental attitude. He knows he can do nothing to really help and can only make somebody quiet. He is operating on a failed purpose to help others. And it makes him savage and morose. He even doubts his own sanity and often winds up completely mad in his own institutions.

On the other hand you can't blame the Scientologist for his exuberance and cheerfulness. When he processes somebody the person usually becomes happy and friendly and enthusiastic about life. The Scientologist knows he can process somebody who is sick, moaning, complaining, dragging himself around and in an hour or two or perhaps a week at most, have the person laughing and looking at life with a gleam of zest.
Any trouble a Scientologist has comes from his unwillingness to realize that the Establishment doesn't necessarily want happy friendly people.

The mass media tends to play it for the Establishment. The opinions of minorities and such small church groups get distorted when they have any voice at all. This in itself is THE source of unrest in a country. The forward progress of a culture, particularly one held in the iron bands of a capitalist economy, depends utterly on the voices of youth and the public impact of new things.

No matter how hard the Establishment seeks to hold the old form of things, no matter how many false reports and invalidations it is persuaded to issue against the new, a culture progresses. Change comes.
Hitler is dead. His death camps are museum pieces. His medieval torture in the name of government died under the protest of the rest of the world.

Today's 'insane asylum' will become tomorrow's museum.

Today's fear of insanity and violence against the insane will become yesterday's half forgotten nightmare.

The credit for this will belong to the Scientologist and his many friends.

Any new subject or new organization has things in it which can be criticized. It is not, I am sure we all agree, a perfect world. The test is whether or not a new subject works or whether an organization is willing to correct itself.

There is no question that Scientology works (it has been technically tested and validated countless times whereas no one has ever even tried to validate psychiatry) and at every true and valid criticism of Scientology practice its organizations have laboured hard to correct it.

Psychiatry never has worked.

Efforts to correct psychiatry wind one up with a black eye in the mass media and in public bans by the Establishment.

Scientology has found that it takes a team to deliver technology. The day of the one-man band country doctor is dead in mental healing. That is the main reason Scientology has any organizations at all.

Finance for research was never available to Scientology. It had to develop on its own organizational finance. Any and all monies for research in the field of mental healing are poured by foundations and governments into the coffers and pockets of psychiatry. We have lists of funds poured out to friends of psychiatry to put in their pockets.

Scientology organisations had to exist to refine the application of the technology. It has cost millions and it has been intensely successful. But if psychiatry admitted the answer had been found they would lose the golden horde they reap yearly in pretending to look for the answer.

Organizations of Scientology have found against their own inclinations that they have to maintain the ethics of practice at a very high standard. As it has been attacked so hard it does not dare permit unsuccessful administration of its technology as it is ruthlessly called to task by its attackers for every smallest imagined failure.

It is still a very aberrated world and Scientology organizations have had to develop a survival pattern in order to apply the technology correctly with success. Knocked around by irresponsible false reports and invalidation by psychiatric opposition operating through the controlled mass news media and the 

Establishment, Scientology organizations have evolved highly effective organizational technology completely aside from mental tech. And all this just to be sure the subject develops and keeps on working well in the hands of practitioners.

If psychiatry had paid attention to its ethics of practice and had organized to prevent wild malpractice, it would not today be so vulnerable to attack. Documented orgies in sanitariums, sexual interference with patients to say nothing of the beatings, torturings and murders which have now come to light are all indications of what can happen when practice is not guided along decent and humane lines by professional ethics. On one hand Scientology is taken to task for any tiny failure and on the other upbraided for trying to keep its practice ethical. This is a typical paradox faced by the Scientologist.

Ethics is still an evolving subject in Scientology. It is the age old problem of right conduct. This is a problem in any group and is the primary stumbling block of the young. What IS right conduct? When one sees the older generation lying and cheating and selling out the country's future and yet hammering the young for WRONG conduct one gets confused. But the secret is, the Establishment never says what conduct IS right. They just give orders which mostly begin with DON'T.

The Scientologist was not even faintly opposed to anyone. 'Here's some terrific new discoveries about the mind. Let's everybody push now and really make it go!' describes his attitude.

Then he is startled to find the Establishment doesn't seem to want happy friendly well people and recoils. He gets more insistent that this is a good thing.

Then he finds the school of healing supported by the Establishment must have come from Belsen or Buchenwald. So he gets more insistent about using humane far more effective modern technology.
And the Establishment bans students of Scientology out of a country and another government bans its practice.

The Scientologist then decides, 'These guys are nuts.' And gets more insistent that only sane people will be able to make a safer planet.

The psychiatric efforts to get rid of a dangerous competitor is having the effect of forcing the Scientologist to handle government influences and reorganize to take over the entire field of mental healing. The Scientologist never would have dreamed of this. For years he acted with full regard for spheres of influence. He turned away both the physically ill and the insane.

Shot at harder and harder, lied about with wilder and wilder lies, the Scientologists began to look things over and grow up a little. Attorneys acting for them unearthed torrents of evidence that is still coming in as to who was at the bottom of all these attacks and why.

But the very falsity of the charges thrown at Scientology began to undermine the attacks. They ceased to be credible to the public.

The extent of this covert operation against Scientology would do credit to CIA! It must have cost a fortune.
False 'Scientology bulletins' and other false 'publications' were distributed. Kidnapping, murder and false witnesses all weave their tale in this incredible adventure of a new school of effective mental technology. 

James Bond was on a Sunday School picnic compared to the saga of Scientology.

Now if psychiatry is flinching under the hard, totally documented confrontation with Scientology they have the right to flinch. They didn't want any new effective technology. They wanted only the loot. And they wanted no nasty critic of their private little sports with patients. Their public image of kindly helpful old gentlemen cracked apart earthquake wide.

All this has had a profound effect on Scientology organization.

At no time has the Scientologist been nationally disloyal anywhere. They are pledged to allegiance to the governments of their own countries. They are not a political but a technical group. They extend help to all corners and make their data available whenever asked.

Their road is simply that if individual men were more able they could handle their problems and help others and by this progression it would become a saner safer world. That is the totality of their ambition. The Scientologist has a long road ahead of him to bring about a safer environment on this planet.

That he will do it he never doubts. For he sees, like so many others that it has to be done.

The basic technology of Dianetics and Scientology has been open and released for years and is in use in ever increasing technical areas. The organizations grow and expand.

They only want a safer planet for Mankind. To do this Scientologists are always looking for ways to improve their organizations so that they can give even better service to the public.

Outright lies and false accusations are not something that can be corrected. But honest and valid criticism is always welcome because it helps a lot of good people to do a better job.

As a famous celebrity, a pal of mine for years, once said, 'If only people would criticize more and honestly and to the point! I feel when they don't they are not my friends.'

So I count William Burroughs as a friend of mine. Whatever he writes he is trying to make things go right, just like the Scientologists.

...and a final word from William Burroughs

To take up the points raised by Mr Hubbard, as regards mass media I am completely in agreement with what he says and have expressed the same opinions in writings. Newspapers stir up trouble and that gives them copy. One murder played up in the newspapers will trigger off similar murders. Ritual murders are the thing now and let's hope it doesn't go as far as the sky-jacking craze.

As regards psychiatry and its practitioners I have said: 'Nine out of every ten psychiatrists should be broken down to veterinarians.'

I agree that 'Scientology is cheaper faster, and more positive than 19th Century psycho-analysis.' I have said so several times.

Back to psychiatrists they would seem to have nothing to recommend them but their bad statistics and that's a powerful sight. That's what all politicians run on . . . the mess they've made. Mr Hubbard says the 'Establishment doesn't necessarily want happy friendly people.' Eight happy friendly narcs break the door down with a sledge hammer and rush in guns out to arrest a Zen Hippie cooking up his marcrobiotic rice? It's not smart to get too happy and friendly and efficient around the office either just try humming through your work and doing it in half the time it takes the old office hands to do it and see how popular you are. The 
 Establishment has more need for finks collaborators and obedient servants than it has for happy friendly people. The Establishment is built on FEAR.

Now I recommended a switch over to smiling cops who when they break a door down say . . . 'Welcome to the friendliest narcotics department in the world' . . . But the Chief can't see it . . . No the Establishment cannot see any other method of controlling the population to their advantage except fear . . . Fear of punishment . . . Fear of economic disadvantage which is made more and more unbearable. This pressure is not coming from the psychiatrists alone. They are only servants of the Establishment with a limited sphere of influence. The pressure comes from a whole unworkable machine that cannot leave the past . . .

The planet is indeed unsafe . . . radiation, overpopulation, air and water pollution, world wide inflation . . . all the rich looking for something they can carry out in a brief case when the lid blows off . . . First editions, paintings, industrial diamonds But where will he go with his brief case? Others more farsighted are casting about for a way to leave a sinking ship and take the first steps into space.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

The Hoochie Coochie man...

Nelson Mandela Day

Trust scientology (not bloody likely) to hold a video conference with Nelson Mandela's great nephew to speak to community leaders observing Mandela Day in Washington DC.

The National Affairs Office (NAO), once termed The Office of Special Affairs (OSA), previously called The Guardians Office ( GO) is yet one more dirty trick from the Scientologists. Using the name of Nelson Mandela, a real humanitarian to forward the PR line that scientology has not only changed it's ways, but really is about helping people.

With friends like these who needs enemies?

Scientologists do not live by a moral compass, throughout this blog there are many instances of how immoral scientology and scientologists are, you only have to look to the Founder to see how immoral and corrupt scientology really is.

Church of Scientology National Affairs Office Hosts Mandela Day ...

L. Ron Hubbards Fair Game doctrine:

(See scan of original at SPDL)

On this day in 1968

Mind cult's Scots trip is grounded
Date: Tuesday, 30 July 1968
Publisher: Scottish Daily Express (UK)
Authors: Lorna Blackie, Bob Smith
Main source: link (265 KiB)

A SPECIAL "flight-to-freedom" charter jet bringing 186 Americans to Edinburgh to study scientology, the international cult condemned by the Government, was cancelled yesterday by Caledonian Airways.

The airline was told by the Home Office that the passengers would be banned from landing at Prestwick.

Even if the airline had rejected the Government's advice, under international regulations they would have had to fly the passengers back to New York.

An airline spokesman said yesterday: "Because of what has been said in the House of Commons about the scientology cult we approached the Home Office for their advice on this flight.

"They told us if the passengers were foreign students of scientology coming to study in this country they would not be allowed to land."

At the former hotel on South Bridge, Edinburgh, opened a few weeks ago as the most advanced course centre in the world for scientology, Mr. Carl Widdey (30) explained that they had named the charter "Flight to Freedom."

HE SAID: "We don't blame the airline for cancelling the flight, but this was a dictatorial act by the British Government.

"Under the 1962 Immigration Act a student may disemback in this country without prejudice. Even if there is prejudice they are allowed one month here in which to appeal.

The Government has stated they could not find anything detramental but despite this they banned our students even before they left America.

"Our lawyers at our East Grinstead headquarters have been informed of the position and are getting in touch with the Immigration Department over this."

He added that within the last few days seven students had been turned back at Heathrow and another seven at Dover.

But Mr. Bill Robertson, American head of the advanced course headquarters was unperturbed at the loss of scores of students.

"We will not be short of students," he claimed. "I don't think it will affect our traffic at all."

PINNED to the wall was a "tone scale," which normally illustrates students' progress on the course.

It was made the subject of Mr. Robertson's Sunday night sermon after the addition of tags showing the lowly rating of the British Government, Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, Health Minister Kenneth Robinson and the "Communists in the Government."

Mr. Robertson, who worked as a civil engineer on missile stations before becoming a scientologist six years ago, He said: "If a person is smart enough to make money to come half way around the world and has the ability to succeed in his profession he is not going to be duped."

SEVERAL of his students happily told of bettering their business fortunes—after taking the course.

Mr. Raymond Tippets (52), a former electronics engineer from Arizona, was a scientology teacher for two and a half years in Los Angeles.

He claimed to have brought retarded up to normal standards.

"Scientology is run like a very efficient business organisation.

"It works on both commercial and spiritual levels because it increases the ability of the whole man with the greatest good for the greatest number.

"We have had Communists in the group, but by the time they have been through processing — and without any pressurising — they agree that this is the true philosophy."

Others had found that it helped their musical abilities.

JAZZ LEADER Dave Brubeck's son Darius (21), who joined the Edinburgh course six weeks and plays the piano, guitar, trumpet and Indian instruments, has not had much time for music since then.

He said: "But I feel much more able to communicate in general when I talk to people."

"I have found what I was looking for. My family do not knew because they are camping in the Rockies but they will be very happy when I tell them."

An inscription on a wooden box beside the reception desk says: "You can always communicate to Ron (Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology). Any message placed here is answered by him directly."

Darius Brubeck wrote to him suggesting that scientology should be better practised in the universities and got a message back saying that this would be looked into.

"Quite truthfully I have no idea where Ron is in his ship at the moment," said Bill Robertson, who like the other staff , wears all-white clothing.

"We send the messages down to East Grinstead and they are picked up when one of our ships comes to land."

He added: "I have not had any contact at all with him since the Minister of Health made his statement.

"But there is no need for a constant stream of messages because all his policy instructions are written down and he expects us to carry them out."

SCOTLAND was chosen for the advanced course headquarters and publications [c]entre because Ron Hubbard believes that the Scottish national character is in line with the ideals of scientology. "Basically the Scots are freedom-loving people who like to stand up for what they believe—and they have a philosophical and religious background," said Bill Robertson.

Part of the cult's creed says: "That all men of whatever race, colour or creed were created with equal rights.

"That all men have inalienable rights to their own religious practices and their performance.

"That all men have inalienable rights to their own lives.

"That all men have inalienable rights to their sanity."

[Picture / Caption: Lisa [?]erner from Boston]

Students of the Edinburgh Scientology Centre

[Picture / Caption: EVELYN CLARK]
[Picture / Caption: RAYMOND TIPPETS]
[Picture / Caption: PETER HILTON]
[Picture / Caption: Mrs GRACE WELLS]
[Picture / Caption: MADELINE LITCHFIELD]

Cult to expand [?] Scotland [Article incomplete]
Date: Tuesday, 30 July 1968
Publisher: Evening News (Edinburgh)
Main source: link (63 KiB)

[First part missing] Canada, Australia, and England.

"Since we have only just started setting up in Scotland, we have no Scots yet," said "Communicator" Madeleine Litchfield, from Canada. "But there are a number who are on their way."

On a local basis, the organisation have started the Hubbard Academy of Personal Independence in an old workshop in Queen Street.

The workshop was bought from house furnishers W. K. Storie & Son, at a cost of £28,000 but several thousand pounds more are being spent on equipping and decorating.

The deal included a warehouse in North-east Thistle Street Lane, which is now the scientologists' publication distribution centre, Pubs Org.

Thousands of the books — many of them by L. Ron Hubbard — are sent out all over the world from here every week.

The money for the purchase of the property in Edinburgh came from the organisation's central fund, said Miss Litchfield. The fund holds money raised by their enterprises throughout the world.

Why did the scientologists choose Scotland as their base?

"The Scottish character is very much in line with the beliefs of scientology," said Miss Litchfield.

The cult are upset and annoyed at the Government's intervention. "They have no legal right to touch us," said Miss Litchfield, "and this must show that we are doing nothing wrong."

What of their future in Scotland. So far more than £50,000 of the organisation's money has been invested in Edinburgh and more could be spent.

"I have no idea what plans are in store for us here," commented Miss Litchfield. Expansion plans will come from Hubbard when he is ready.

Hubbard himself is on board one of his three ships "somewhere" at sea doing advanced research which is "very important" to the organisation.

Mr Kenneth Robinson, Minister of Health, speaking about scientology in the Commons last week, said: "It is a pseudo-philosophical cult introduced into this country from the United States. The Government have become increasingly concerned at its spread in the United Kingdom.

"The Government is satisfied that scientology is socially harmful. "It alienates members of families from each other. Its authoritarian principles and practices are a potential menace to the personality and well being of those so deluded as to become its followers."

[Note: the puzzling sign: Henry Bolte was the Premier of Victoria, not the Prime Minister of Australia.]
The Australian, 30 Jul 1969, p7



About 80 demonstrators picketed the Australian consulate office in New York today carrying signs reading: "Hitler lives in Australia," and "Australia has crimes against God."

The demonstration, against the banning of Scientology in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia, was peaceful.

New Yorkers paid scant attention to the placard-bearers, who marched in a circle outside the building for two hours.

The banner signs were puzzling: "Repeal Australia's anti-religion laws," "God? No," and "Australia, The British Alcatraz." But perhaps the most puzzling was: "Prime Minister Bolte, Australia's Fuhrer."

When the demonstration ended at 1 pm, the acting consul-general Mr Frank Murray, received a deputation of two - a man who introduced himself as the Reverend Whitman, and his wife.


They handed over a petition, signed with about 80 names, demanding that the Federal Government care for the rights of the people and stop the repression of religion in Australia.

Mr Murray said the protest was belated as Victoria had banned the sect nearly four years ago after a royal commission inquiry.

About a dozen policemen eyed the silent demonstrators as they thrusted pamphlets into the hands of passers-by.

United Press reports that a similar demonstration was scheduled for later yesterday at the office of the Australian Trade Commission in Los Angeles, California.

 On the 31st of July 1968...

Yard probes mind cult
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1968
Publisher: Daily Mail (UK)
Main source: link (35 KiB)

SCOTLAND YARD detectives are investigating Scientology, the American-devised mind cult.

Their report will go to the Home Office.

Last week, Health Minister Kenneth Robinson told the Commons that the cult was socially harmful and that foreigners would not be allowed into Britain for Scientology courses.

But 20 American Scientologists were let in yesterday — because they said they were on holiday.

A family of seven Scientologists on the same plane at Heathrow were sent back because they wanted to stay for a year and did not have enough money.

A Scientology spokesman said yesterday that they planned to issue writs for alleged libel.

He said: 'They will be served on parties who have reported our activities unfairly and grossly inaccurately.'


A Transatlantic jet, which stopped over at Glasgow before continuing to London, was found littered with dozens of pamphlets and leaflets on Scientology yesterday.

Mr Raymond Berry, of Main Street, Ochiltree, Dumfriesshire, flew from Glasgow to London.

He said: 'When I got on the aircraft I noticed piles of Scientology literature on the seats and on the floor. 
Certainly some Scientologists must have got off at Prestwick.'

A big influx of Scientologists is expected at this yen's Edinburgh Festival.

Miss Madeline Litchfield, 21, a 'communicator' at the new Scottish Scientology headquarters in Edinburgh, said yesterday: 'We put he Festival on our pamphlets which were sent to memmbers.

'All Scientologists love aesthetic things — and the Festival is wonderful.'

Scientology suspects barred
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1968
Publisher: The Times (UK)
Main source: link (45 KiB)

Seven Americans, a husband, his wife and their five children, were sent back to the United States from Heathrow yesterday five hours after arriving from New York.

They had told immigration officials that they had come to London to attend a music festival, but their tickets were said to have been made out in the same way as those of scientology students and to have been paid for from the same source.

The man, who described himself as a musician and a student, said at the airport that it was an "unfortunate misunderstanding". The family were put on board a B.O.A.C. jet for New York.

By claiming that they are on holiday, and not here to study, members of the cult may be able to obtain entry in the ordinary way. Immigration officers admit that there is nothing to stop scientologists from studying once they get into Britain. The ban apepars to be only on those who admit that they are going to study. The Home Office does not regard the cult as a bona-fide student body, and students would not qualify for entry.
Scientologists said yesterday that they planned to issue writs alleging libel and would appeal to the European Council on Human Rights.

Mr. David Gaiman, speaking at the scientology world headquarters at East Grinstead, Sussex, said: "We cannot say against whom the writs will be issued. They will be served on parties who have reported our activities unfairly and grossly inaccurately.

"We cannot say more as there are no modern precedents for cases of religious persecution. We consider certain reports in daily and Sunday newspapers to be very unfair."

A scientology promotion campaign is to be started in the West Country. An office in Bristol has been set up and the focal point of the campaign will be a lecture held in an hotel next week.

Scientology riddle as jet leaves Prestwick
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1968
Publisher: Scottish Daily Express (UK)
Main source: link (22 KiB)

LARGE party of scientology students is believed to have flown into Scotland from Toronto yesterday.

After 146 passengers left the B.O.A.C. flight at Prestwick, dozens of scientology pamphlets and leaflets were found during the last stage of the flight to London.

A Home Office official said last night: "No scientology students were refused at Prestwick today, but it is possible they were admitted as visitors."

The Home Office does not recognise the cult as a bona fide student group, and any would-be students arriving in Britain are being sent back.

* Scotland Yard has been instructed to make a survey of the American-born cult. A Home Office official will help direct two chief inspectors of the Yard in their investigation.

Scientologists to issue writs // Reports 'unfair'
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1968
Publisher: The Scotsman (UK)
Main source: link (54 KiB)

A Scientologists' spokesman said yesterday that they planned to issue writs for alleged libel and appeal to the European Council on Human Rights.

Mr David Griman, speaking from the Scientology World Headquarters at East Grinstead, Sussex, said the writs would be served to parties who, he claimed, had reported their activities unfairly and with gross inaccuracy.

Seven Americans, including five children, who landed at Heathrow Airport, London, yesterday were sent back to New York. They said they were to attend a music festival, but their tickets were said to be made out in the same way as those of Scientology students and had been paid for from the same source.

The Home Office said later that entry was refused because the Americans had insufficient funds to support themselves.

Scientologists stopped at airport
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1968
Publisher: East Grinstead Observer
Main source: link (63 KiB)

IMMIGRATION officers at Heathrow Airport stopped six Americans who said they had come to study scientology, and ordered them to be sent home again.

The Americans, a woman with two children, two other men and a young woman, were stopped as they were passing through the controls.

They told Immigration Officials that they had come to attend a School of Scientology at East Grinstead.

Later a Home Office spokesman said the party was refused entry because the six were coming to Britain for employment and did not have work permits.

'It is as simple as that. Scientology did not come into it,' he said.

A spokesman for the Hubbard College of Scientology, at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, said that the six Americans were not intended to go to the college.

He said: 'These people should not have been stopped. They were not coming to our college in the first place. 
They were going to another organisation and were in transit. As far as we know they are now on their way to their original destination — Spain.'

He said the Americans would have been welcome as visitors to the East Grinstead College, but could not have stayed for a course because they had not booked.


'They were scientologists, but they do not belong to this organisation and are not associated with it,' he added.

The spokesman said scientology was the study of mind and a means to increase man's potentiality and knowledge.

One of the women, 27-year-old Catherine Cariotaki, of San Diego, was at first given a two months' visa. But later her permission to stay in Britain was revoked.

As she sat with her travelling companions waiting for a plane to Spain, Miss Cariotaki, a scientologist for five years said: 'We got the impression that we were being stopped because we are scientologists.'

She added: 'I told them I was going to the Hubbard College, East Grinstead, and they let me through. I also stated that I will be going on later to visit my mother in Greece.

'They gave me a two months' visa and I went out to change some money at the bank.'

Back at Immigration Control she saw Michael Andrews, 17, also from San Diego 'haying some trouble.'

She said: 'I went back to help and I was nabbed and my visa revoked. Then the others were told that they were not being allowed in.'

Ann Bowers, 28, a widow from Los Angeles, had her two daughters Laurie 6, and Mellie 5, with her. They were going to be introduced to scientology.

'They were going to send us back to New York but the college fixed up for us to go to Spain where there is another college. When I get there I'm going to complain to the American Embassy,' declared Mrs. Bowers.
Sandy Harman, 25, wearing a 'Ban the Bomb' pendant, sold everything he had to come to Britain.
I have only got the clothes that I stand up in — and money of course. We have to come here to take the upper level courses at the college, he explained.

Is scientology sick?
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1968
Publisher: The Scotsman (UK)
Main source: link (71 KiB)

The cult of scientology won unwelcome publicity for itself last week when the Government banned foreigners coming to this country specifically to study it or to work at its centres. For a belief or pursuit which offers alleged improvements to adherents' personalities and which holds to the maxim, "if it's not written, it's not true," the organisers are remarkably chary of publicity and free with threats of writs for libel. It has recently opened three offices in Edinburgh, one of which tries to interest outsiders by offering a free I.Q. and personality test. Published facts about the movement in this country suggest that its claims to be scientific are nonsense, that it would appeal to people who feel inadequate or are emotionally unstable and that its elaborate organisation is proof of considerable financial backing.

The American founder, Mr L. Ron Hubbard, used Piltdown Man to support his theories, was a prolific fiction writer before turning to "dianetics " and is said to claim he has visited Venus and Heaven. That plus the mumbo-jumbo of the cult suggests that scientology is silly, but not necessarily evil. Yet Mr Robinson, the Minister of Health, was sure that its dangers, actual and potential, demanded Government action. Scientology, he said, is socially harmful; it alienates members of families from each other, it attributes squalid motives to its opponents, and it may damage the personality and health of adherents. The Commons briefly debated the cult in March 1967 when Mr Peter Hordern instanced the derangement suffered by a constituent of his. He demanded a Government inquiry into the organisation, but Mr Robinson in reply simply warned people about the dangers of involvement. He refused an inquiry, drawing attention to a commission in the State of Victoria which had put on record enough evidence of evilness to persuade Parliament to prohibit practice of the cult.

Mr Hubbard brazenly says that anyone quoting the Australian report in this country will be sued. But with Mr Robinson acting against the movement and hinting that except for lack of powers the measures might have been stronger, there is need for the Government to instance evidence in this country. Otherwise, because the public lack facts, legitimate concern and action by the Government could be fairly termed intolerance by the scientologists. If a published inquiry showed that—as many people suspect—Mr Hordern, Mr Robinson and the State of Victoria are right, then the question of further sanctions could arise. But to ban the organisation might be to drive it underground; and notoriety is a powerful magnet. Perhaps the most sensible weapon is widespread ridicule.

Group 'not worried' by charter plane ban
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1968
Publisher: Evening News (Edinburgh)
Main source: link (62 KiB)

Scientology students can still enter Britain to attend courses, despite turnarounds of charter aircraft bringing members of the cult into the country as ordered by the Government.

This was stated in Edinburgh today at the Hubbard College of Advanced Studies in South Bridge by public relations officer Laurel Watson.

She said they were not worried about the situation, and explained: "Many of the people who come here are on holiday or business trips by service aircraft. They are ordinary people and there is nothing to show any affiliation with us.

"Your immigration people could not possibly stop students from attending the centres. In an organisation whose object is to make people more able, we should be more able to get round the problem of the charter flights if we really wanted too."

Miss Watson added that at the moment there would be no further chartering of planes to bring students to Edinburgh. Arrangements would be made to give courses in America to those turned back.


More than 40 scientology students who arrived at London's Heathrow Airport last night were ordered to fly home again. The group were questioned by immigration officials, then booked into hotels near the airport. 

Security guards were on duty at the hotels throughout the night.

Early today ten more students were flown to New York aboard a Pan Am jet. They had arrived at Heathrow on a B.O.A.C. flight.

Miss Watson defended the scientologists visiting Edinburgh.

"These people are fitting in their holiday with their courses," she said. We give brochures out about Edinburgh and encourage the students to go sightseeing.

"We are just ordinary people, and to try and stop members from coming into the country is stopping money from being spent here.

"If we really wanted to we could be real smart and get round all the regulations being used to try to stop us. 

We don't break any laws, and we abide by local conditions wherever we are in the world."

 Family sent back to U.S.
Date: Wednesday, 31 July 1968
Publisher: Glasgow Herald (UK)
Main source: link (54 KiB)

An American family of seven were sent back to the United States yesterday from Heathrow Airport, London, five hours after flying in from New York.

They told immigration officials they had come to London to attend a music festival, but their tickets were said to be made out in the same way as those of Scientology students, and had been paid for from the same source.

The father, who described himself as a musician and a student, said at the airport that it was an "unfortunate misunderstanding."

His wife and children, four boys and one girl aged between three and 16 had waited with him at the Airport since 7 a.m. before being put aboard a B.O.A.C. Boeing jet flying to New York.

No funds

Later the Home Office said the family were refused entry because they had insufficient funds to support themselves.

An official added that 20 Scientologists had been admitted to Britain yesterday. He said immigration officers at Heathrow were satisfied they were here as visitors and not as students.
Other members of the cult were meanwhile believed to have landed in Scotland from Toronto.

After a B.O.A.C. flight touched down at Prestwick 146 passengers disembarked.

During the last stage of the air liner's flight to London dozens of Scientology pamphlets and leaflets were discovered by passengers.

"No one said"

A Home Office official said last night that no one claiming to be a student of Scientology had arrived at Prestwick during the day.

"It is possible some did come into the country as ordinary visitors," he said, "but no one said they were Scientology students."

The Home Office does not recognise the cult as a bona fide student group and, therefore, any would-be students arriving in this country on a study course are being sent home.

I am going to end with this...

School Use of Hubbard Texts

July 30, 1997
Robert A. Jones' column, "Saved by a Rumor" (July 27) was filled with generalities, slurs (including one that equates the religion of Scientology with colonics) and inferences that the Church of Scientology somehow attempted to sneakily get some "gambit" past the Board of Education in an attempt to "catechize its students." It was also inaccurate in the extreme.

The fact of the matter is that L. Ron Hubbard wrote prodigiously in numerous fields. His books on the subject of study are not a part of the religion of Scientology any more than his prolific output of fiction would be considered part of the church's doctrine. Hubbard's study methods are used today in many countries by farsighted educators. Working on the front lines, they know that the train wreck has already happened in education and that this is a tool of immense value that will help turn the tide. They care, you see, and what is important is that these methods work, not who developed them.
Which is, of course, the only valid point. Not to Jones, though. Because it comes from Hubbard, it is, "not OK, of course." Really? Perhaps if Jones' sole intention was to create controversy then, of course, he would make this kind of assertion, hoping his readers were not intelligent enough to call him on it. Because the teacher who seeks to open Northwest Charter School is a Scientologist, Jones says the school "may never open its doors," and rejoices, adding, "We were saved . . ."

To once again use his own words, the "truly, horribly embarrassing" thing about his column is that he ignored the facts and instead engaged on a mission to malign well-meaning individuals who, no matter what their religious beliefs, do care about our society.

Estate of L. Ron Hubbard

Letters to the Times
School use of Hubbard texts

All newspaper articles are credited to this site:

Note - Norman Starkey, along with his wife Maria were on board The Royal Scotman/Apollo in 1968

Sunday, 28 July 2013

The Cancelation of Disconnection

Disconnection was never canceled, it was a publicity stunt from L. Ron Hubbard because it was frowned upon by society. My Grandmother was one of a few people who brought disconnection out into the public view, this was in 1968/1969.

The distressing story of Mrs.Anne Stainforth...

** "The News of the World" reports the typical distressing story of Mrs. Ann Stainforth who received a letter from Zandra, her 18-year old daughter, who had become a scientologist and gone to work as a clerk at the cult's headquarters, Saint Hill Manor.
The letter said, "This is to inform you that unless you have some training and processing I will disconnect from you as I feel that you are invalitative of me and Scientology.
"I am willing to help you in any way if you want, but until then I am not going to communicate with you or accept any communication from you.
"I am doing this of my own free will and for my own betterment.
"Love Zandra."
*** "History of My Life" by Giacomo Casanova (Vol.11). 

 L. Ron Hubbard personally ensured I was disconnected from my Father in 1969, I know this.Just like I know the court case in England against scientology in 1969 that my Father was supposed to be a witness for and could not be produced because he was on a ship somewhere in the med is a farce. Bluffing tactics from Mr. Hubbard, who had put my Father in a condition of Treason.Why was he in Treason? He couldn't get "case gain", why couldn't he get "case gain" because he was connected to a Potential Trouble Source, my Grand mother, the SP.Why couldn't he really get case gain - because scientology does not work as written by L. Ron Hubbard

Can you imagine if my Father had finally gotten in to court in reasonably sound mind, which he was not...So where have you been Mr. Stainforth, are there no radios on the ship? I have not been on the ship for at least 5 months your Honor. Well, where have you been? In Treason. Treason, are you a traitor? Yes, your Honor, scientology does not work and they have my daughter captive on their ship,she's just turned 12, Why haven't you contacted the Police? Because some of them are in on it too!

The Commodore & The Colonels - I. The Advent

Disconnection - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

From Scientology's own website:


A Scientologist can have trouble making spiritual progress in his auditing or training if he is connected to someone who is suppressive or who is antagonistic to Scientology or its tenets. All spiritual advancement gained from Scientology may well be lost because one is continually invalidated by an antagonistic person who wants nothing more than to do harm to the person. In order to resolve this situation, one either “handles” the other person’s antagonism with true data about Scientology and the Church or, as a last resort, when all attempts to handle have failed, one “disconnects” from or stops communicating with the person.

As defined by L. Ron Hubbard:

“The term handle most commonly means to smooth out a situation with another person by applying the technology of communication.

“The term disconnection is defined as a self-determined decision made by an individual that he is not going to be connected to another. It is a severing of a communication line.

“The basic principle of ‘handle or disconnect’ exists in any group and ours is no different.

“It is much like trying to deal with a criminal. If he will not handle, the society resorts to the only other solution: It ‘disconnects’ the criminal from the society. In other words, they remove the guy from society and put him in a prison because he won’t handle his problem or otherwise cease to commit criminal acts against others.”

A person who disconnects is simply exercising their right to communicate or not to communicate with a particular person. This is one of the most fundamental rights of Man. For as Mr. Hubbard pointed out:

“If one has the right to communicate, then one must also have the right to not receive communication from another. It is this latter corollary of the right to communicate that gives us our right to privacy.”

There is no policy in Scientology that requires Church members to disconnect from anyone, let alone family and friends who simply have different beliefs. To the contrary, the moral code of Scientology mandates that Scientologists respect the religious beliefs of others. The Church encourages excellent family relationships, Scientologists or not, and family relations routinely improve with Scientology because the Scientologist learns how to increase communication and resolve any problems that may have previously existed.

What is disconnection? - Scientology

Even Mike Rinder agrees Disconnection is unconscionable...

Disconnection -- Scientology's Nasty Secret | Mike Rinder's Blog

Whether he agrees LRH canceled it or not is another matter...

Scientology Disconnection -- Who Qualifies To Be Declared? | Mike ...


Scientology: The 'Practice of disconnection' - A thorough study


Scientology's Disconnection Policy -









For ALL you Royalists

Recently, I have taken to reading Private Eye, a British magazine that comes out fortnightly, edited by Ian Hislop. it is brilliant and so funny!

The most recent addition has a front page that is totally blank except for the words

Woman Has Baby

and in tiny letters at the bottom of the page

INSIDE: Some other stuff

I love it! It's one of the best things I have seen in a long time...

I hate celebrity anything, when I bought this copy, I made a point of looking around at all the newspapers and magazines and they all said exactly the same thing, look what William and Kate did, they had a baby. A friend of mine said she was watching the news and had to turn it off, because "who is this, the new Messiah?" Hilarious!

Don't get me wrong, having a baby is a miraculous event for the parent, IT always will be, IT was for me with both of my children, they are a gift of some unknown GOD, but the Monarchy and Scientology are an unknown tax evasion!

I have purposefully  have not written anything about Leah Remini leaving Scientology, and I do so for one reason alone. YOU have to be a celebrity to make a point, NO!Leah Remini is beautiful and charming and a celebrity, but DID she EVER know L. Ron Hubbard? NO!

So, that makes me not a celebrity, it makes me 1.1 on the tone scale, it makes me non existant!

Well Thank You for that, your needle is floating!

End of session!

I would like to thank the following for making me 1.1 ( that's a degraded being, just in case you did not know) L. Ron Hubbard, Mary Sue Hubbard, Alan Vos, Jane Kember, Ollie Budlong, though it pains me Goran with a "above the 'O' Goran Anderson,Hana Eltringham,Janis Gillham, Terri Gillham, Karen de la Carriere, wife of Heber Jenzsch, Jill and Joe van Staden.

NO! We are NOT allowed to talk about that, we have to talk about Leah Remini quitting the cult of scientology.

Tell me Stephania, are YOU in the hole right now? God I hope NOT! Mark Pinchin, are YOU in the hole right now, I really hope NOT! Do you both have overts and withholds? DO YOU? What overts and withholds do YOU HAVE?

Mark Pinchin, I was so impressed with  YOUR interview with Alan Titchmarsh, where did YOU get that information from, huh!



Hello Jane Kember, Still doing your Guardians Office stuff all these years later, time for another trial, think you can face prison again at your age?

Come on Jane? We are waiting, in great anticipation!

Scientology IS the SCUM of the earth!, always has been, always will be!


Scientology on this day 1968...

Scientology: Sex, hypnotism and security checks
Date: Sunday, 28 July 1968
Publisher: Sunday Mirror (UK)
Author: George Martin
Main source: link (459 KiB)

"SCIENTOLOGY is evil; its techniques evil; its practice a serious threat to the community, medically, morally and socially; and its adherents sadly deluded and often mentally ill.

"It's founder is Lafayette Ron Hubbard, an American . . . who falsely claims academic and other distinctions, and whose sanity is to be gravely doubted."

While the British authorities hummed and hawed, an official inquiry in Victoria, Australia, in 1965 condemned Hubbard and his organisation in these unmistakable terms.


It branded Hubbard a fraud and Scientology as "a delusional belief system, based on fiction and fallacies, propagated by falsehood and deception."

When the Minister of Health, Mr. Kenneth Robinson, last week in the House of Commons finally announced steps to curb the activities of the Scientologists in Britain. he cited the Melbourne report and added that there was "little point in holding another inquiry."

Mr. Kevin Anderson, Q.C., who headed the Victoria State investigation, and his colleagues blasted the Cult of Scientology throughout 159 pages of their report.

The appeal of Scientology, they found, was often deliberately directed towards the weak, the anxious, the disappointed, the inadequate and the lonely.

Many of its processes were hypnotic, "wherein normal inhibitions and restraints are in abeyance."

Sexual matters, normal and abnormal, were frequently dwelt up on extensively and erotically.

Many people had paid large sums — amounts of over £1,000 were "not uncommon" — for processing by Scientologists.


As well as causing financial hardship, the cult bred dissension, suspicion and mistrust among members of the family and had caused many family estrangements.

Another disturbing aspect, said the investigators, was the filing of detailed records of "intimate disclosures" made by thousands of people when they were revealing "their most secret hopes and fears, their shame and grief and guilt."

Some of the evidence given to the board, and the files they examined, gave examples of "quite shocking mental depravity."

Notes made by "auditors" — Scientologists putting new recruits (or "pre-clears") through the cult's complex processes — often contained such comments as, P.C. gets often the urge; and "disturbed because he came to have auditing and now wants to have intercourse."

A woman being "audited" recalled living on the island of Lesbos, and believed she was the original Lesbian.

She also believed she was Karl Marx in a previous lifetime; and a man being "audited" at the same time thought that he was her wife when she was Karl Marx.

A man giving evidence — whose file contained a large number of references to "disgusting matters " — was asked: "Did the sex of the auditor affect you in that regard?"

"What do you think?" he replied. "A luscious doll sitting in front of you, and you have to cough up these horrible sex withholds. Of course, It did."


The Melbourne report also reproduced a Scientology "security," designed to ensure that staff and students in the Hubbard organisation did not deviate. Among the 150 questions it contained were:

* ARE YOU guilty of anything? Do you have a secret you're afraid I'll find out? Have you ever assaulted anyone, practised cannibalism, been in jail?

* ARE MY questions embarrassing?

* HAVE YOU ever plotted to destroy a member of your family? Has a member of your family been in an insane asylum, ever been pronounced insane, looted any place, conspired with anyone, practised fraud, ever had anything to do with Communism or been a Communist, been a newspaper reporter?

* HAVE YOU ever had any unkind thoughts about L. Ron Hubbard or Scientology?

* WHAT UNKIND thoughts have you had while doing this check?


"If there should be detected in this report a note of unrelieved denunciation of Scientology, it is because the evidence has shown its theories to be fantastic and impossible, its principles perverted and ill-founded and its techniques debased and harmful.

"Its founder, with the merest smattering of knowledge in various sciences, has built upon the scintilla of his learning a crazy and dangerous edifice.

"The Hubbard organisation claims to be 'the world's largest mental health organisation.' What it really is, however, is the world's largest organisation of unqualified persons engaged in the practice of dangerous techniques which masquerade as mental therapy."

The Scientologists hit back with a booklet titled, Kangaroo Court, which recalled the 11th century transportation of convicts from England to Victoria.

"The foundation of Victoria consists of the riff-raff of London's slums," it said. "Robbers, murderers, prostitutes, fences, thieves."

And later it said: "The insane attack on Scientology can best be understood if Victoria is seen for what it is—a very primitive community, somewhat barbaric, with a rudimentary knowledge of the physical sciences.


"In fact, it is a scientific barbarism so bigoted that they know not and do not know they are ignorant."
Hubbard's "remarkable acumen" as a high-pressure salesman was well-documented by the Melbourne inquiry.

He was said to have gone to great pains to ensure that anyone who showed the slightest degree of interest in 
Scientology was not thereafter able to escape the organisation's importuning.

Evidence was given of numerous cases in which up to 70 and more letters were written to people who had stopped visiting or communicating with the organisation.

The Anderson inquiry held 160 separate sessions throughout 1964, and heard 151 witnesses. The evidence—nearly 4,000,000 words—covered 8,920 pages of transcript.

A notable absentee was Hubbard himself. He refused to attend unless his expenses to travel from England were paid by the Victoria government. This was refused.

Health Minister Kenneth Robinson last week, in reply to a Parliamentary question by Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith, MP for East Grinstead, announced steps to curb Scientology in Britain.

These curbs are that Scientology centres will no longer be accepted as educational establishments; foreigners will not be allowed to come in as Scientology students; those already here will not be granted extensions as students; foreigners and Commonwealth citizens will not be granted work permits as scientology staff; and existing work permits will not be renewed.

Mr. Robinson said that he and the Home Secretary had "amassed a considerable body of evidence about the activities of the cult in this country," and would "keep a close watch on the situation."


Hubbard himself was last heard of cruising in the Mediterranean with a "Sea Org [sea organisation] of Scientologists." The organisation last year bought the old passenger ferry Royal Scotsman, which has now been renamed Royal Scotman.

They also have a former Hull trawler, the Avon river, last heard of at Valencia Spain, and a yacht which was recently at Las Palmas in the Canary Islands.

[Picture / Caption: Lafayette Ron Hubbard, the former American science fiction writer who founded 
Scientology, demonstrates his E-meter device with the leads attached to a tomato. An E-meter is a small electric meter in a box with batteries and transistors, and is said by Scientologists to "audit" people. The meter measures electrical resistance, but Hubbard claims that it really measures and indicates what the spirit is doing in the body. Other Scientology jargon: Thetan—the human spirit or soul; the immortal, indestructible being which is reborn again and again over trillions of years. Squirrel—an active Scientologist who is disloyal to the organisation. Theety-tweety—an over-enthusiastic "pre-clear " or recruit.]

Scientology leader may be banned
Date: Sunday, 28 July 1968
Publisher: Sunday Express (UK)
Main source: link (67 KiB)

MR. JAMES CALLAGHAN, the Home Secretary, is urgently considering whether to ban from Britain Mr. Lafayette Ron Hubbard, American leader of the controversial scientology cult.

This would be a sharp follow-up to the curbs, announced in the Commons on Thursday, on foreigners who belong to the cult entering or remaining in Britain either as staff or students.
Mr. Kenneth Robinson, Minister of Health, told M.P.s: "The Government are satisfied, having reviewed all the available evidence, that scientology is socially harmful.

"It alienates members of families from one another and attributes squalid and disgraceful motives to all who oppose it."

Now all the signs are that. Mr. Callaghan is about to exercise his discretionary powers under the Aliens 
Order to prevent Mr. Hubbard from working for his cult in Britain.

Should Mr. Hubbard be banned, it will be a serious blow to the organisation which claims 16,000 adherents in Britain. It runs three floating "colleges"—boats at sea—and has centres in London and provincial cities.


At the moment Mr. Hubbard is believed in Whitehall to be abroad. A decision to ban him would mean that all immigration officers would be instructed not to permit him to return to Britain.

Mr Hubbard, aged 57, left Saint Hill Manor, the East Grinstead College in Sussex, which is the world headquarters of the sect, some months ago and was reported to have gone abroad.

But a man and a woman who know him well believe they saw him at East Grinstead just over a week ago.

Mrs. Pauline Hall, who lives in a former lodge at the entrance to Saint Hill Manor, said: "I think I recognised him leaving the college in a car which passed my window."

Mr. Ivor Jones, a farmer whose land skirts the college, said: "I think I saw him driving an American-looking sports car near the college. The man I saw had Hubbard's heavy jowls and lips. I think he recognised me too.

Quick look

"It was just a quick look, but I would have put money on it at the time that it was him."

Adherents of the cult in Edinburgh, however, were still in the dark yesterday about their master's whereabouts.

Speaking at the cult's new £16,000 college in the city, blonde 21-year-old "communicator," Madeline Litchfield said: "He could be anywhere in the world."

Nineteen-year-old Laurel Watson, the organisation's public relations officer, also claimed she did not know where "Commodore" Hubbard was.

And she added: " He is a man — a philosopher, a fabulous navigator and an explorer. It suits him to have a ship as his headquarters. We have not heard from him for some time — but we could communicate with him immediately if we thought it necessary. We do not think it necessary just now."

Mr. Hubbard's "flagship" the 3,260-ton Royal Scotsman, a 350-berth ferry which, until last summer, was used on the Glasgow-Belfast run.

I visit the Scots Scientology H.Q.
Date: Sunday, 28 July 1968
Publisher: Sunday Mail (UK)
Main source: link (142 KiB)

LAST night I visited the Hubbard College of Personal Independence in South Bridge, Edinburgh.

It's the Scottish headquarters of Scientology—the organisation Health Minister Kenneth Robinson claimed is "socially harmful."

He also said the Government has found it "So objectionable that it would be right to take all steps within their power to curb its growth."

The first thing I was told by Madeline Litchfield (21) was: "Scots are particularly suited to Scientology.

"Their desire for personal independence is what Scientology is all about," said Madeline, who has the rank of 'Communicator,' and wore the Scientology uniform—a white polo neck sweater with star and laurel leaf badge in gold on her right sleeve.

The centre in South Bridge is for advanced students. When I arrived, public relations officer Laurel Watson (19), an attractive blonde from Vancouver, Canada, was on the phone.


"Send round the biggest and best flowers you've got," she said. "We've a graduation tonight."

The College was divided into different rooms, each one plush and carpeted inside.

At first it wasn't clear what was going on. Everyone just seemed to be talking.

One woman wearing headphones sat at a desk in another room people were crowded together chatting, and a young man played a guitar.

Madeline Litchfield — who was born in London but has lived 10 years in Canada — was introduced to Scientology when she was 18. She's now one of the top officials in the Scottish office.

She said: We can't understand why Kenneth Robinson criticised us. Maybe he thinks we're going to take over the Government.

"Hitler did the same thing to minority groups when he persecuted the Jews.


"Basically what we teach people is how to communicate.

"We don't believe in drugs, for it means people lose control of their minds.

"We do accept people who have used drugs, but they must promise to give them up.

"After a while we give them a test to see if they've been keeping off drugs.
For this we have a machine something like a lie detector.

"We've been told our teachings are a danger to mental health. We've had people come to us from mental Institutions after electric shock treatment.

"In most cases we can help them, but sometimes they are so sick they crack up again.

"These are the only people whose minds we have been charged with damaging.

"We are here to make able people more able. We don't even teach our cult to our own children—they can choose to take it up if they want.


"People are taught to find out their own potentials. A salesman who takes up Scientology will find his sales increase a hundred times after we've taught him how to communicate.

"If a man has been unhappy with his wife for ten years, and he feels he should leave her, he should do so.
"We don't advise him to do this — but we do teach him to make the right decisions.

"We've been criticised so much in England because people there want things to stay the same. The Englishman doesn't want his freedom but the Scot does.

"In America Scientology is sponsored financially by many states.

"The Swedes have also taken it up in a big way and so has South Africa."

Some reports say a Scientology course costs up to £1000. I asked Miss Litchfield about this.

"We charge people who want to learn Scientology but it is a science and equivalent to a university education," she said.

"We reckon somebody who wants to learn Scientology will find a way to get the money he needs.

"Once he starts his studies he'll find that what he's learnt at the course will help him to make more money at his job, and this solves any financial problem.

"When Ron Hubbard, our founder, started teaching Scientology 18 years ago he taught it free . . . nobody was interested in learning the science.

"It was only after he put a price on it and people learned its values that they came to him.


"At first everybody wanted to add their own thoughts to the teachings. This caused breakaway groups but they faded away.


"The white polo neck uniform we wear signifies the future and purity. Anyone who read science fiction will know this.

"We're preparing a room at the centre in Edinburgh for Ron in case he drops in.

"We hold our own marriages which are not considered legal in England.

"We haven't had any weddings in Scotland but we've got two christenings in October.

"It's a strange thing but in a ward of newly-born children the baby who has Scientology parents looks calmer than the rest.

"We also crew our own ships. One, a 350-berth liner was bought in Scotland. We believe in physical exercise in the same way as mental exercise."

[Picture / Caption: MADELEINE LITCHFIELD, of the Edinburgh scientology H.Q. Behind her is a portrait of the cult's founder: L. Ron Hubbard.]

Scientology leaders were seeking legal advice yesterday over the last week's slating of their movement by health minister Kenneth Robinson.

Said a senior official: "Our legal advisers are being consulted over the week-end on this matter."

A town they took over
Date: Sunday, 28 July 1968
Publisher: Sunday Mirror (UK)
Author: Bruce Maxwell
Main source: link (163 KiB)

SCIENTOLOGY chiefs are staging an all-out drive to get new British recruits—despite Government action to curb the "harmful" cult.

So far the chief effect of the Government clampdown is to restrict foreign students going to the "mind-training" cult's world HQ at St. Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex.

Under existing law no action can be taken to ban British Scientologists, although Health minister Kenneth Robinson has promised to "consider other measures should they prove necessary."

This is small comfort to the residents of East Grinstead—a town virtually taken over by the weird sect.

Residents say foreign students can easily find ways to avoid the new entry rules, and that most of the foreign-born scientology chiefs have lived in Britain long enough to be residents anyway.

Mr. James Ellis, 51, landlord of the Rose and Crown public house in East Grinstead, which was recently "outlawed" by the Scientologists, had this to say about the situation:

"All now depends on how much sense we British people have got.

"If the Scientologists don't get many British recruits it could have some effect.


"Most of the people at St. Hill Manor are Americans, Australians and South Africans.

"You can sell an American anything if the price is high enough, but I don't think our people will fall for it despite this recruiting drive."

Mr. Ellis added: "Let's face it. You'd have to be barmy to wander around town with big badges pinned to you saying: 'Please do not speak to me—I am under process.' "

Mr. Ivor Jones, 43, a local councillor whose farm adjoins St. Hill Manor, said:

"If there are enough silly Englishmen to take it on then I suppose it will keep going.

"I've said it before—if the Scientologists kept themselves to themselves it would be all right. But they don't."

The truth of Mr. Jones's statement is astonishingly evident in East Grinstead.

The Scientologists—there are about 300 of them—have already bought a hotel, acquired scores of houses, and privately they run many businesses.

Mr. Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, is a director of two companies, and his wife, Mary Sue, is a director of five—one with nominal capital of £300,000.

Two weeks ago the cult decided they didn't like some of the town's businesses run by non-Scientologists.

So they simply decreed 22 of them "out of bounds" — bookshops, cafes, garages, pubs, a laundry and even a furniture removal company.


Not content with that, they have just issued a further list of 150 "suppressive persons."

These people have committed the highest crime of Scientology—opposing it. So now nobody is allowed to talk to them.

The cult have also sent a questionnaire to many residents of East Grinstead, asking, among other things, for the names of people who oppose Scientology.

Mr. Maurice Taylor, president of the East Grinstead Chamber of Trade, said the Chamber had sent a letter to St. Hill Manor, deploring their attitude in "banning" the 22 firms.

Mr. Taylor said: "We believe everybody should trade where they wish. What would happen if priests and clergy started telling their congregations where to shop? Where would it all end?"

When I arrived in East Grinstead the day after Mr. Robinson announced the curbs on the cult, I found Scientologists distributing invitations for a lecture tomorrow.


Disturbing aspects of the activities of the Scientologists emerged last week at a public inquiry into the council's refusal to allow them to expand.

* A 22-year-old boy had "disappeared" since joining th cult, sending his mother a letter saying merely that he was "disconnecting" from her.

* A teacher told of "death lessons" given to pupils at a private school.

* A barrister said Scientology attracted the neurotic, the simple-minded and the immature.

* A National Health Service officer said doctors had reported Scientology patients were "frequently unclean."

During the past year the chairman of East Grinstead juvenile court, Mr. Anthony Evans, has also lashed out at Scientology when reviewing cases before him.


When told that an 11-year-old girl accused of shoplifting was taking a course in Scientology he said:

"If there was ever a case where it is the parents as much as the children who are to blame this is it."
East Grinstead council have called a special meeting for next Wednesday to consider Mr. Robinson's action.

They said no statement could be made until after the meeting.

The Scientologists spokesman, Mrs. Jane Kember, said: "We intend to fight. We are not going to sit around and just submit."
[Picture / Caption: St. Hill Manor, East Grinstead, world headquarters of the Scientology cult. Scientologists also own a hotel and scores of houses in the town.]
[Picture / Caption: TRADER Maurice Taylor: "What would happen if clergy started telling congregations where to shop?"]
[Picture / Caption: FARMER Ivor Jones: "If they kept themselves to themselves it would be all right. But they don't."]
[Picture / Caption: PUBLICAN James Ellis: "I don't think our people will fall for it despite the recruiting drive."]