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-- WISE Policy Directive Internal 2 from May 5th, 1986 ("Not for distribution to WISE members")

The Church of Scientology fought vigorously in the courts for many years to get recognized as a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization after its exemption was revoked in 1967 for financial chicanery. Scientology responded by first filing a suit for 128 million dollars on the IRS and the individual IRS agents and over the years the the IRS had to carry the weight of 2,200 lawsuits against the agency and individual officers. Scientology used extraordinary and in many cases illegal tactics - bugging of government offices, theft of mountains of classified files, private detectives pursuing senior government officials, the aforementioned thousands of lawsuits, full-page attack adverts in US daily newspapers, and so on.

Scientology brought down the agency and since 1993 they are regarded again as tax-exempt organization. This ended 26 years of what the Church of Scientology itself has described as a "war" against the IRS. The victory Scientology touts as religious recognition. For the purpose of this page I will not dispute that claim, though my personal feeling is that they are as religious as the bike shop around the corner.

What is strange however is when it suits the needs of Scientology, Scientology affiliated organizations and scientologists, when they sell works which are part of the Scientology belief system to non-scientologists in the business world, then the material is supposedly all of a sudden "secular" and the organizations marketing the Scientology religious works are "not part of the church at all."

They want to have their cake and eat it too.

The World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE) was incorporated in 1983 to "promote and foster the religious teachings of L. Ron Hubbard in society" and they do that by marketing the Scientology "adminstrative technology". For that purpose does WISE International licenses the use of the material to Hubbard College's of Administration (HCA) and other affilates. The HCA was first incorporated in 1990, and it and its subordinate college's train people in this Scientology administrative method.

On this page I will place quotes of Church of Scientology, WISE and HCA material in an effort to show how far their material is permeated with concepts of the Scientology belief system and how these organizations co-operate with each other. Afteral, when Scientology claims they are a religious organization then they should be honest about what the WISE licensed affiliates like the Hubbard College of Administration, Sterling Management Systems, Hollander Consultants, David Singer Enterprises, U-Man and many others, are preaching & teaching to unsuspecting managers, dentists, veterinarians and their assistans.

- The denials -

So far I've seen the following denials that the materials of the "Hubbard Management Technology" or the organizations that markt the material, have anything to do with the Church of Scientology and/or religion:

- President of the Church of Scientology International -

My comment: Heber Jentzsch is playing with words. Scientology is huge multifaceted transnational of which only one part can be considered religious. It contains both non-profit and for-profit companies. And WISE is an integral part of the corporate structure of Scientology as the "Command Channels of Scientology" will demonstrate. The question Jentzsch dodges is whether WISE is part of Scientology. The answer to that is a firm yes. It is after all also strange that the "autonomous corporation" WISE would share offices with Scientology on many locations and that the WISE website is administered by the same corporation Heber Jentzsch is president of.

These types of word games are part and parcel of the scientologists and they employ it often.

- Hubbard College of Administration -

My comment. On the same page that they have this denial writen, they have the following listed as item 5: Yes, there are a number of books available at the College. There are also the twelve encyclopedia-sized volumes, including an index volume, one series titled "The Organization Executive Course" and the other the "Management Series."

The full title of "The Organization Executive Course" is Organization Executive Course : An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy.

So on one and the same page the Hubbard College of Administration denies teaching Scientology principles but then a bit down on the page they admit using the books which are the "Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy".

What is more, both the Organization Executive Course : An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy and the Management Series books are part of Scientology core religious scriptures and they both carry the Scientology and Dianetics trademarked symbols as can be seen further down this page.

If they lie so badly about this, what more are they lying about?

- WISE licensed consultants -

My comment: Note the particular wording of these denials. Peter Buch of Silhouet UK is a plain liar. How can they be World Institute of Scientology Enterprises members and have "no links to Scientology"? It is in the very name of the corporation they are licensed by!

August Murphy and the unnamed Sterling spokesman are better with the linguistic gymnastics. They too beat around the bush like Heber Jentzch does above. There is no possible denial that WISE is part of Scientology, so these folks then deny they are part of the "church" department of Scientology..

Randy Baxter neglects to mention that the material was written by Hubbard to manage Scientology and only later was it deemed by people like Mr. Baxter to be secular and useable for business people in general. How they can not be Scientology or "related to religion" when they were written in and for Churches of Scientology is a big question I'd like to see answered.

- Lawyers defending the Hubbard method -

My comment: To Sandra Lanni and Michael Stoller I say that the administrative technology as used and sold by Church of Scientology, WISE and WISE licensed organizations such as Hubbard College of Administration and Sterling Management Consultants, that the Hubbard technology was "originally designed for the growth and permanence of Scientology churches and never expressly intended for secular use." These are the words from the Church of Scientology International.

Devora Lindeman confirms my statement that the material was written for the Church of Scientology, how then they all of a sudden can be "separate and apart from the church" is baffeling and another expression of scientologist gymnastics.

The apparent thought of her is that because they are taught at HCA Int in Los Angeles, therefore they are not part of the Church of Scientology. In other words, if I would extrapolate Devora Lindeman's thought train, when someone would preach out of the Bible on a street corner, the material cited is not part of the Christian faith.

Somehow I don't buy that and I doubt anyone else would.

What is more, the Hubbard College of Administration is tax-exempt. They got this not because they are secular but because it is considered by the IRS and Church of Scientology International (CSI) alike, to be part of Scientology.

As a result of this action, the Internal Revenue Service now recognizes the tax-exempt status of all Churches and Missions of Scientology located in the United States, their related charitable and social benefit organizations, and several large Scientology organizations located outside the United States. These churches and related organizations include:


Hubbard College of Administration

-- IRS Letter to the German Federal minister for family and youth

- The facts -

-- Scientology was founded in 1954 by the science-fiction writer L Ron Hubbard (1911 - 1986) and he was not the great educator, humanitarian, or management guru the scientologists like to portray him as being. Truth is he flunked out of college, was convicted for check fraud, kidnapped his baby daughter, denounced his wife to the FBI and in France he was by default sentenced to 4 years in jail for fraud.

The Los Angeles Superior Court judge put it bluntly while presiding over a Church of Scientology lawsuit in 1984. Scientology's founder, he said, was "virtually a pathological liar" about his past:

In addition to violating and abusing its own members civil-rights, the [Scientology] organization over the years with its "Fair Game" doctrine has harassed and abused those persons not in the Church whom it perceives as enemies. The organization clearly is schizophrenic and paranoid, and the bizarre combination seems to be a reflection of its founder LRH. The evidence portrays a man who has been virtually a pathological liar when it comes to his history, background, and achievements. The writings and documents in evidence additionally reflect his egoism, greed, avarice, lust for power, and vindictiveness and aggressiveness against persons perceived by him to be disloyal or hostile.

-- Articles of Incorporation, World Institute of Scientology Entreprises (WISE), 1 February 1983. wise-incorporation-1983.pdf PDF file (57kb). This leaves very little to the imagination:

It is organized under the Nonprofit Religious Corporation Law primarily for religious purposes. Its purposes are to promote and foster the religious teachings of L. Ron Hubbard in society, and to have and exercise all rights and powers from time to time granted to nonprofit corporations by law.
WISE's Articles of Incorporation were still in effect on 27 July 2004 - a fact that I determined simply by doing an on-line "California Business Search."

- The Command Channels of Scientology.

This is a booklet that explains the structure of Scientology and its various sectors. WISE is one of the Scientology sectors. For a chart and more background see /documents/corporate/

Page 23:

WISE INT executes marketing and public relations programs to expand WISE's membership and sells material with the administrative technology of L. Ron Hubbard, specifically compiled for its public by International Management.

On page 10 it is written what exaclty International Management is:

International Management is the top echelon of the Church. It has the responsibility of providing strategies and tactical plans for each sector of Scientology. It is where the directions for the different sectors are coordinated so as to forward the overall expansion of Scientology.

From this it can be inferred that WISE International is not much more than a contractor for Scientology and that the true planning and decision making happens at the top of the Church of Scientology. On top of that does Scientology management compile the WISE material. All this to "forward the overall expansion of Scientology."

-- WISE DIRECTIVE 47 - 8 august 1981

In an agreement made with LRH, the World Institute of Scien- tology Enterprises obtained the right to use the copyrights and registrations of Dianetics and Scientology and the right to license others to use them. WISE obtained from LRH the right to use the administrative and establishment officer copyrights and technologies of Scientology (specifically excluding the rights to materials relating to Dianetics and Scientology processing and the training of auditors and ministers including the use of the Hubbard Electrometer)

-- WISE International letter to U-Man Norge, 8 July 1995 (in responds to criticism). Pay particular attention to the first paragraph. Yes, it does say it uses "religious works for application in non-religious activities". So while the activity of licenced WISE members may be non-religious, the WISE material isn't.

WISE has been given permission by the Trustee of the Estate of L. Ron Hubbard to use the religious works for application in non-religious activities in the secular sphere.

WISE has been granted a license by the Trustee of the Estate of L. Ron Hubbard permitting the sale of products bearing and embodying the marks and from the literary works of L. Ron Hubbard.

advertisment is for an in-house World Institute of Scientology Enterprises course room set-up kit

-- This image is an excerpt from an advertisment in WISE International magazine Prosperity, Issue 57, March 2003, page 31. The advertisment is for an in-house WISE course room set-up kit. There's more than couple of items that should raise an eyebrow, like the inclusion of the Introduction to Scientology Ethics book, which makes already clear in the heading of the first chapter what to expect.

"All that Ethics is for -- the totality of the reason for its existence and operation -- is simply that additional tool necessary to make it possible to apply the technology of Scientology." - Introduction to Scientology Ethics

Another item on the list is equally remarkable. They are the OEC volumes. The full title of which is Organization Executive Course : An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy, known informally as the "admin volumes" or the "green volumes" since they are printed in green ink. According to the Church of Scientology, these works comprise a major element of Scientology's religious scripture.

The story doesn't end here. Both the OEC volumes and the Management Series books carry the following note at the beginning of each of these books::

 This book is part of the religious literature and works of Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard
The main point is of course: "This book is part of the religious literature and works of Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard."

WISE, Church of Scientology, Hubbard College's of Administration and WISE licensed companies and consultants like Hollander Consultants, they all do use these supposed secular management books which are in truth "religious literature and works of Scientology".

Backcover of Organization Executive Course : An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy or green volume.
Scientology symbol
Scientology symbol
On the left is the green back cover of the Organization Executive Course : An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy depicted and on the right the cover of the Management Series books. They are part of the Hubbard College of Administration curriculum and are also of course sold at its parent WISE International. Neither of them does however explain the curious symbols on the books. The corporation overseeing the proper use of the Scientology / Dianetics trademarks gives this description:
The Scientology Symbol is a trademark incorporating the letter “S” for Scientology, the ARC triangle, and the KRC triangle. It identifies materials and services of the Scientology religion throughout the world. -- RTC: The guarantor of Scientology's future.

That is the offical explanetion. Another possible explanation is:

The "S and double triangle" motif of Scientology probably derives from the black magic use of the snake symbol (the "wise serpent" or Satan) combined with a deconstruction into two triangles of the Star of David (rather like hanging the Christian cross upside down to signify devil worship). This symbol - the magical hexagram - was used by Hubbard and Parsons during their attempts at incarnating the anti-Christ in human form. -- Possible origins for Dianetics and Scientology by Jon Atack
Dianetics symbol
Dianetics symbol
Dianetics was the forerunner of Scientology. The official explanation of this symbol is as follows:
Introduced in 1950, the Symbol of Dianetics is a trademarked symbol whose stripes represent the four dynamics of Dianetics. -- RTC: The guarantor of Scientology's future.
Backcover of Management Series, volume 1

Somehow the scientologists teaching this material to unsuspecting clients will maintain their material has noting to do with religion and is purely secular. Fascinating phenomenon of the apparent memory loss of scientologists when it suits their needs and wallets.

-- Ex-WISE and ex-scientologist member Tom Voltz wrote the book Scientology With(out) an End. From this chapter I quote the preamble of the 1991 licensing agreement contract for business membership of WISE:

WISE is a non-profit, religious membership organization, which was founded for the purpose of connecting all companies, all independent professionals and organizations of whichever type, which use the technology of L. Ron Hubbard for administration, business and purposes of improvement, in order to expand and promote the religious teachings of L. Ron Hubbard in society.

Additionally, it is stated in the valid contracts since 1991, in the context of WISE membership, that the many advantages of membership include conveyance to Scientology customers of the following:

EXPANSION GAME. The member has the right to take part in competition with other members, as organized by WISE, to advance the goals of WISE and the Scientology religion. This competition will consist of arranging for customers to attend Church organizations in order to obtain education and services.

-- Keep in mind too that "WISE Int, and all of WISE for that matter, are Sea Org Organizations," as Robert Palinkas wrote in 1998. He's current WISE president Canada. This is a significant statement considering how Scientology portrays the Sea Org on its website:

The most dedicated staff within the Church are members of the Sea Organization (or ?Sea Org?), a fraternal religious order numbering more than 5,000 internationally. The Sea Org, an unincorporated association with no formal or informal ecclesiastical or secular structure, is a religious fellowship with a unique tradition.

-- The Individual Member WISE contract of 1996 contains the following, reaffirming once again that recruitment into Scientology is an essential part of WISE membership.

WISE is a nonprofit religieus fellowship organization formed for the purpose of uniting all businesses and professional individuals and organizations of whatever kind that use the technology of L. Ron Hubbard ("LRH") for administrative, business and improvement purposes, to promote and foster the religious teachings of LRH in society. This includes encouragement of adherence to the goals, tenets, doctrines, codes, Creed, policies and practices set forth in the Scientology Scriptures and other writings of LRH ("the Hubbard Writings") in secular business activities, and protocting its members, whether individual or corporate, from unethical practices and unfair competition.


MEMBER shall not engage in any action or activity inimical to the interests of the religion of Scientology, the organizations established for the purposes thereof (including but not limited to WISE) or the duly constituted authorities of the Church of Scientology; and MEMBER shall forthwith cease and desist from any action or activity deemed by WISE to be inimical to such interests, upon receiving notice from WISE to do so.

 World Institute of Scientology Enterprises -- WISE Wins. Issue 40, Jan 2003, page 2.
 World Institute of Scientology Enterprises -- WISE Wins. Issue 40, Jan 2003, page 3.
The texts reads:

Occasionally a Charter member in attempting to bring about an agreement will find that one or both of the concerned parties will be the effect of suppression, roller-coasting and potential trouble source (PTS).

And while the above mediation check-list provides for having the person go to his or her [Scientology] org for full PTS handling, which would include selecting the person for the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP (Suppressive Person) Course, it is also vital that Charter members them-selves be trained in the technology of recognizing suppression and its effects.

[Official Newsletter WISE Wins - Issue 40 - Jan 2003 - pages 2 & 3]

WISE sending members to Scientology.

The text is about a release of a New Information Letter to Guide Charter Members on Mediations. The title of the new information letter is WISE Int ED 542, CHECKLIST FOR USE BY CHARTER COMMITTEES IN RESOLVING DISPUTES. As can be read above, the text of the article uses Scientology language and concepts.

Over here is a Scientology glossary but I don't want to keep you from the most significant ones. They are the PTS, org, and PTS/SP course. Org is short for organization, that is how they refer to Church of Scientology buildings/groups. So this text is about sending someone to a Church of Scientology. PTS stands for Potential Trouble Source and is someone who is in close connection with an SP or Suppressive Person. Someone refusing to go along with covert Scientology courses as offered by his boss, would be such a Suppressive Person. Declared SPs are people who are off-limits to interact with by any scientologist and will be quickly fired because Scientology dogma has imprinted on them that he or she must be a very bad person. If the scientologist employer would not get rid of the SP, he himself can be labeled as such and not a scientologist would do business with him again.

On top of this madness of firing people on religious grounds, they also practice this doctrine on their friends and even their own kids. Should a child want to pursue other venues in life and renounce Scientology, then the rest of the scientologist family has two choices really; remain members of Scientology and follow the disconnect Scientology policy or leave the cult as well. Disconnecting from someone means, that he or she is not to be communicated with.

At least one case got national media attention when a WISE member and scientologist father kicked his own son out of his house because the boy got doubts about Scientology.

 World Institute of Scientology Enterprises -- WISE Wins - Issue 46 - Jan 2004 - page4
The texts reads:

Buffalo, New York
The Buffalo WISE Membership Association, working with the Executive Director of WISE Eastern United States office and the Field Expansion Secretary of the Church of Scientology in Buffalo, put on a series of seminars for the city's local businessmen.

[Newsletter WISE Wins - Issue 46 - Jan 2004 - page 4]

-- Tax Compliance Manual, Church of Scientology International, 1993

The SCIENTOLOGY charitable and educational institutions that the Internal Revenue Service has recognized as tax-exempt include Association for Better Living and Education, Narconon and Applied Scholastics and all Narconon centers and qualified schools that operate under the authority of Narconon and Applied Scholastics, The Way to Happiness Foundation, as well as the newly formed Hubbard College of Administration and its subordinate colleges. Narconon, Applied Scholastics and Hubbard College of Administration each have the authority to extend tax-exempt status to newly formed subordinate organizations.(emp. added)

 World Institute of Scientology Enterprises -- Prosperity 62 - March 2004 - page 27 The texts reads:

"I also remember reading somewhere that 60% of the people who got on The Bridge in Italy had come from WISE lines," said Benedetto [Benedetto Lombardo]. "This is when I decided to open a Hubbard College. If that information was correct, then I knew Hubbard Colleges of Administration and WISE were effective ways to accelerate clearing the planet." He chose the city of Maracay, a strategic location between the country's capital of Caracas and the industrial center of Valencia.

[WISE Int magazine Prosperity 62 - March 2004 - page 27]

-- WISE Int website

Charter Members of WISE

Charter Committees, composed of WISE Charter members, are bodies that administer the WISE membership on matters of ethics and justice. However, they also extend their care to their local area and help build a strong community.

As the name suggests, Charter members receive a charter from WISE to administer the membership in their area. As a committee, they provide ethics services; Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services and assistance to members to complete the steps of the Model of Admin Know-How workbook.

In matters spiritual or personal in nature, Charter Committees do not interfere. Instead, upon inquiry, they refer businesspeople to the local Church of Scientology, so they can find the exact service needed to deal with their situations. Charter Committees are concerned strictly with business matters. (emp. added)

The following is a very important piece of evidence that all of the WISE members in 1997, and that includes the Hubbard College of Administration Santa Clara, Hubbard College of Administration Clearwater and the Hubbard College of Administration International were all required to train using a Scientology book which is regared within the Church of Scientology as Sacred Scripture.
WISE business directory USA 1997 - page 48 -- Do the Introduction to Scientology Extension Course. Now required training for all WISE Members
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The texts reads:

"If tech is out, ethics will get tech in. If ethics is out, tech won't ever go in. It's like that. I learned this the hard way. Let's hope others learn it on easier channels." L. Ron Hubbard (Introduction to Scientology Ethics Book)

LRH tech can help you achieve any goal you have. However, a knowledge of the tech of ethics is vital, as technical results will never be gotten if ethics is out. It is thus essential that all WISE members be hatted and competent in the tech of ethics and so in alignment with this it has become a requisite of WISE membership that each member get through the Introduction to Scientology Ethics Book Extension Course in a reasonable amount of time following registration as a member. Current members are also required to get through it on a rapid basis.

This course gives you the basics of ethics and how to apply conditions formulas to any situation in life. You also learn basic PTS technology and the lines and procedures used in the administration of ethicsand justice. It is truly the tech of surviving. Each Extensioin Course package includes a lesson book with easy-to-understand instructions and all the lessons you will need to complete it. The course is not being administered by WISE, but can be done via one's local Scientology Church or Mission. Each course can be done at home or in your local Scientology Church/Mission courseroom. If you have any questions contact your nearest WISE office.

Do the Introduction to Scientology Ethics Extension Course

Now required training for all WISE Members

[Wise United States Directory 1997 - page 48]

-- Published by the Church of Scientology International

WISE is a nonprofit religious membership organization for Scientologists comprised of business leaders and professionals in many fields.

The following is an advertisment aimed at WISE members to recruit others into Scientology using a music album

Prosperity Vol II Issue 2 circa 1986
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The texts reads:

The Road to Freedom

The spectacular new hit album of Scientology® songs!

Your perfect dissemination tool -- by LRH himself!

As a WISE Member and a business man, you have many associates that will obviously survive better using Scientology philosophy to improve conditions on all their dynamics. While you are helping them to handle their businesses with LRHtm Administrative Technology use this album as an ideal introduction to Scientology technology as the only way to handle other aspects of their lives.
This music album provides the easiest way possible to familiarize them with Scientology concepts. The word of all songs are pure Scientology truth that can be understood an enjoyed by anyone.


Also available at WISE International

[Prosperity magazine, ©1986, Volume II, Issue 2, p. 14]

Scientology is still selling this album and it is appallingly bad. They can't discarded it because L. Ron Hubbard allegedly wrote the lyrics and music. Therefore it is considered Source material that can't be ditched.
Thanks to the wonders of RealAudio you can listen to excerpts on Scientology's site. Don't forget to listen to the last song, sang by Hubbard. He will leave a lasting impression.

Prosperity, © 1981,  Volume 1, Issue 6, page 21

[WISE magazine Prosperity, © 1981, Volume 1, Issue 6, page 21]

Letterhead of WISE 'ethics order'

This letter head from Charter Committee Frankfurt has two Scientology "churches" on its CC list; AOSH UK and ORG FFT are respectively Advance Organization Saint Hill, the main Scientology HQ in the UK and the Church of Scientology of Frankfurt. Which seems to fly in the face of the statement by Scientology president Heber Jentzsch, as quoted at the top of this page, who assuringly said that WISE is `an autonomous corporation separate and apart from churches of Scientology''. Perhaps when a journalist gets a chance to ask some questions, then ask Heber about this letter. [Click on the image for the full letter]

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