by Mike O'connor more
6 March 1998
[This document has been expanded there: "Auditing
Process R2-45: Hubbard ordered murders?"]
> That's one of the very few posts from Wednesday that made it
to me. Musta
> had a nasty server problem here yesterday. But anyway...
> What is this R2-45 order? Announcing anonymously that it
means to shoot the
> person is one thing, but I would want some serious evidence to
back that kind
> of statement up. Is there a scanned copy on the web?
> the nature of this order?
The document "PRELIMINARY REPORT TO THE CLEARWATER CITY
COMMISSION RE: THE POWER OF A MUNICIPALITY TO REGULATE
ORGANIZATIONS CLAIMING TAX EXEMPT OR NON-PROFIT STATUS" includes
Despite the general exposure of many Scientology practice
policies and attacks in the media over the past several years,
resulting primarily from the F.B.I. 's seizure of documents fro
Scientology headquarters, there exists in Hubbard's twisted mind
and writings a little known policy called "R2-45" [garbled] in
the book, "The Creation of Human Ability - A Handbook of
Scientology" written by Hubbard and distributed by the Church of
Scientology of California, the following quote appears:
"R2-45 - an enormously effective process for exteriorization,
but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time."
"Exteriorization", in Scientology policy is death. The policy
refers to shooting a person in the head. In a short internal
Scientology memorandum called "Racket Exposed", Hubbard attacks
a number of individuals, subjects them to the "Fair Game"
doctrine, and states as follows:
"Any Sea Organization member contacting any of them is to use
auditing process R2-45"
It is unknown to the authors of this Report whether the
process was used on those individuals.
During a meeting of Scientologists in Phoenix, Arizona, in
1954, Hubbard demonstrated the R2-45 auditing process by firing
a shot into the floor during the middle of the meeting. There is
some evidence to suggest that between 1975 and 1977, during the
F.B.I. investigation of Scientology, meetings of Scientology
executives were held in which there were discussion relative to
auditing high level F.B.I. members with auditing process R2-45.
In the book "Religion Inc." (Stuart Lamont, 1986) it says:
However, in 1952 the phoenix had yet to arise from the ashes
of the HDRF in Wichita. Hubbard took himself off literally to
the town of Phoenix, Arizona, and opened a centre there in March
1952. He travelled in September of that year to England to
lecture in London and returned again in January to find interest
in his theories increasing. In between these visits he delivered
the famous Philadelphia Doctorate Lectures (1-19 December 1952).
These are still for sale on cassette by the Church of
Scientology at over $2000 for the set and include Hubbard's
notorious reference to the R2-45 process for exteriorisation. In
plain language, it means that someone can be released from their
body by shooting them with a Colt '45, which Ron proceeded to
demonstrate by firing a revolver into the floor of the podium.
In the L.A. Times, August 28, 1978 by Robert Rawitch and
Robert Gillette it says:
Scientology Critics Assail Aggressiveness of Church
"If anyone is getting industrious trying to enturbulate (sic)
or stop Scientology or its activities, I can make Captain Bligh
look like a Sunday-school teacher. There is probably no limit
on what I would do to safeguard Man's only road to freedom
against persons who ... seek to stop Scientology or hurt
Scientologists." — L. Ron Hubbard, Aug. 15, 1967
Equally misunderstood, the church contends, is a
controversial Hubbard dictum label "R2-45," which the church's
enigmatic founder never has chosen to elaborate. The dictum
comes from Hubbard's book "The Creation of Human Ability" and
reads: "R2-45: An enormously effective process for
exteriorization but its use is frowned upon by this society at
Exteriorization, in Scientology terminology, is the ability
of the mind, or "thetan" to physically leave the body.
A number of former Scientologists who are now critics of the
church assert that R2-45 is meant to authorize killing its
antagonists with a .45-calibre pistol.
Church spokesman Jeffrey Dubron, of the principal American
Church of Scientology in Los Angeles, says "it was only a joke."
There is no evidence that R2-45 has ever been carried out,
nor is there any indication Scientologists have ever, as a
matter of policy, physically harmed anyone.
There is, however, abundant evidence that the church has
sought — and to a significant extent succeeded — to
suppress criticism of Scientology, in part by simply
promulgating policies such as fair game and R2-45 and also by
the church's quickness to file civil and even criminal charges
against its critics.