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"End of Cycle" ("End Cycle")

«Ted Cormier, a personal friend of mine.  He had Parkinson's disease.  He was ordered to leave Gilman Hot Springs and go directly to Flag for NOTS 34, auditing to cure his cancer.  When this failed, Ray Mithoff sent him orders in his Pre-Clear folder for him to "end cycle." He died.» — Jesse Prince, "Affidavit of Jesse Prince (20 August 1999)"

New Era Seniors International Newsletter #2: "Life transition posting"

[...] NESI proudly welcomes its new “Life Transition” Consultant, Julie Schwartz. Julie is very experienced in helping those who have decided the time has come to move on. She helps them wrap up their cycles and takes them shopping for a new body! There’s nothing like being at cause over one’s future! Wonderful! Just wonderful! Welcome Julie. [...]

[New Era Seniors, Inc., is a Scientology-linked entity]

Bill Franks Transcripts / June 13 2002 - PM session

 4 THE COURT: Is "drop the body" -- maybe this
 5 will help settle this here, is "drop the body" the
 6 same as "end cycle"?

 7 THE WITNESS: Yes.
 8 THE COURT: Okay. So you use those terms
 9 interchangeably?
 10 THE WITNESS: Yes, I did.
 11 THE COURT: Right? The way that I understood
 12 you had talked about "drop the body" was situations
 13 where somebody was terminal ill, they were dying --
 14 THE WITNESS: Yes.

Affidavit of Jesse Prince (20 August 1999)

24. I have personally witnessed executive decisions directed to members instructing them to "end cycle", i.e., die.  I have personally read  written instructions by Ray Mithoff concerning the following individuals:

a)  Diane Morrison, a personal friend of mine.  She had cancer.  Radiation treatment is forbidden by Scientology.  She was instructed by Ray Mithoff to "end cycle."  Her husband, Shawn Morrison, was ordered by Ray Mithoff to transport her off of the Scientology property at Gilman Hot Springs, California, to her mother's house so that she would not die on Scientology property.

b) Ted Cormier, a personal friend of mine.  He had Parkinson's disease.  He was ordered to leave Gilman Hotsprings and go directly to Flag for NOTS 34, auditing to cure his cancer.  When this failed, Ray Mithoff sent him orders in his Pre-Clear folder for him to "end cycle." He died.

...

43. Yet, from the available records,  it is apparent to me that these three individuals: Mithoff, Rathbun, and Miscavige, had no option other than to permit her to die in Isolation rather than take her to the hospital for emergency medical treatment and risk embarrassing questions from the attending physicians, press, and authorities with likely claims of imprisonment and abuse being made by Lisa McPherson upon her recovery. This is true because in Scientology it is never an option to be held accountable.  Contrary to their own policy that "THE CORRECT ACTION ON AN INSANE PATIENT IS A FULL SEARCHING CLINICAL EXAMINATION BY A COMPETENT MEDICAL DOCTOR." Page 327, Volume 8 of the Technical Bulletins, Scientology decided in Lisa's case, through these three individuals acting through FLAG, not to follow this particular policy and let her die.  Scientology provides an option called "end cycle" which is permitting and ordering the person to die. It is obvious to me that the decision was to permit Lisa McPherson to die rather than face an extreme public relations flap by taking her to the local emergency room in her morbid condition as described in the "caretaker logs."

 
For more information about NOT 34, see Tilman Hausherr's essay "NOTS34: criminality successfully protected by copyright law"
 
Related topic: Scientology: Practicing medicine without a license?

Affidavit of Martin Ottmann (19 April 1996)

I heard the term "end of cycle" the first time when I was a letter registrar in department 5. I think Judy Gilbertson or Franco Carbognin, another letter registrar, mentioned it to me and wanted to refer to the death of a person, by using this term.

In Scientology the death of a person was described either by "dropping the body" or by "end of cycle", whereby the last term wasn’t used that much.

Affidavit of Vicki Aznaran (7 March 1994)

19. The term "End of Cycle" does exist in Scientology. It means to terminatedly end something. There are many Scientology processes and routines that incorporate this concept. The idea that someone ends cycle when they die is a Scientology concept and is expressed in Hubbard's writings. (See attached Exhibit D)

Time (1991): "The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power"

Fishman was ordered by the church to kill Geertz and then do an "EOC," or end of cycle, which is church jargon for suicide.

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