By Roland Rashleigh-Berry more
22 January 2007
Is it a scam? Lemme think this through...
- You are told that Scientology
is a way of improving people's lives by making the able more
- You are told that Scientology is not a religion but
rather "an applied religious philosophy".
- You are told about a state of
Clear whereby a person has
perfect recall, immunity from accidents and flu, a longer
life and the ability to solve chess problems in a fraction
of the time and that you can reach this state by inexpensive
- You pay for the auditing and after a few hours of it it
is stopped because you don't seem to be getting enough
benefit from it.
- You are told you need
Scientology auditing rather than Dianetics auditing which is 100 times more effective.
Trouble is, it costs 20 times the price. You can't afford it
so you are persuaded to learn to be a Scientology auditor
yourself where you can co-audit and therefore do it cheaper.
- So you are sold the courses and
the e-meter and you hope
to go Clear at half the price. But you so much want to have
those powers as a Clear that you press on.
- Two years later and you are getting nowhere. You are
frustrated. The auditing your twin gave you doesn't work.
What you need now is "repair auditing" done at the cost you
were trying to avoid.
- You get the repair auditing and you are now back on
course. Several months later you are getting nowhere.
- Your only way to make any progress at all is to go for
the full priced auditing you were trying to avoid. You are
told that the "professional" auditors will give you more
benefits in an hour than you have ever got in your life from
- You get "professional" auditing. You are pleased to have
a chance to progress at last. A few weeks later you realize
you are getting nowhere. But you want to be a "Clear" so you
shut up and get on with it.
- You have the elusive Clear cognition that basically says
that a person realises that they are
mocking up their own
reactive mind. You go to "attest".
- You attest but wonder why you haven't got immunity from
colds and flu, perfect recall etc. Just that you are
"mocking up your own reactive mind less". The goal you aimed
for is not there. You express your concern but are told that
all those goals and so much more are there on the
- Having gone Clear and hoping to have greater abilities,
you are now told that "you are at risk and must rapidly move
up to OT III". So having gone Clear and paid money for Dianetics auditing, then training, then repair auditing and
then having paid for the too expensive "professional
auditing" you tried to avoid in the first place you reach
the stage after paying more money where you have no extra
abilities — worse still, you are at risk.
- You have learnt by now that Scientology IS a religion
and anyone who says otherwise is an
SP and an enemy of the
Church and mankind. You hand over money to help them in
their legal battles to keep Scientology running as a
religion even though you were told it was not a religion but
rather "an applied religious philosophy" yourself when you
- You do OT III and the self-help group you thought you
joined now takes on a new turn. You learn that you are full
of the souls of dead space aliens named "body thetans" and
it is they who are holding you back. You have to
telepathically audit these dead space aliens to make them go
away and then you will get super-powers like being able to
leave your body at will and fly around the universe.
- You do the expensive OT III
and you attest to being free of
body thetans. You wonder why you can't "exteriorize" or
fly around the universe.
- You are now told that you are
still full of body thetans
but the nearly dead or unconscious ones that didn't respond
to OT III. You now have to do the
OT IV Drug Rundown to take
vitamins to wake up these body thetans so they can be
- Now comes
OT V audited
NOTs. This is really expensive
at double the cost per hour of the "professional auditing"
you were trying to avoid when you got in and wanted to
become Clear. And you are audited on this for many many
hours. It seems like the richer you are, the more
body thetans you have, so all your money goes away and you go
deep into debt.
- After OT V you at last get onto
OT VI. Guess
what? More body thetans need to be handled but you can "solo audit"
- So you finally finish OT VI.
Guess what? More body thetans need to be handled on
OT VII. This is going to take
many years and all the money you could ever get from
anywhere. On top of this a "six month
sec check" has to be
performed that you have to pay for.
- Few people finish OT VII but
if they do they get onto
VIII. The final blinding "cognition" of this level is
you realise "now I know who I am not and am interested in
finding out who I am" when you realise that all your
supposed memories were not real but belonged to the
body thetans you got rid of. And as for the OT powers, there are
none because you are a "baby OT" now. No immunity from colds
and flu and perfect recall that you were told about when you
came through the door. You have parted with perhaps $350,000
for "now I know who I am not and am interested in finding
out who I am".
Is it a scam? I'll let the reader decide.