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New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans (NOTs)

«A particular friend came over to the house — she had just received her NOTs auditing — and she came in and she said how wonderful she was feeling, that she went to a restaurant, she was eating a hamburger, and all of a sudden the hamburger started screaming at her, and then the walls started screaming. And then she said tears came out of her eyes because she felt so sorry for the other people in the restaurant because they didn't know what she knew.» — Lori Taverna, The Clearwater Hearings
«One of the steps of Audited NOTS consists of hundreds of approaches to handling the sources of somatics and physical conditions.» — NOTs claims on a Scientology flyer (hosted on Caroline Letkeman's site)

NOTS34: Criminality successfully protected by copyright law

NOTS34 is interesting to analyse because it touches two fields of science: criminology and law. Criminology because NOTS34 illegally promotes an electronic device, the scientology "e-meter" for healing, and Law because of the measures the criminal cult of scientology uses to keep the discussion of its criminality off the public: lawsuits and illegal cancellation. A netizen, Keith Henson, was recently fined $75000 for posting it to the internet. (not final)

Numerous people are believed to have died from the application of NOTS34. US Judge Ronald Whyte has prohibited Keith Henson to send this document to law enforcement, even after he was told of the deaths. This makes him a co-conspirator, but he is protected by federal immunity.

Unlike the Tobacco companies, scientology uses copyright laws to attempt to keep the NOTS34 off the public. (The Tobacco companies used attorney-client privilege)

The NOTs Scholars Home Page (Scientology)

This web site was created to promote the scholarly study of the NOTs documents as both religious literature and historical texts. In particular, I am interested in exploring the following issues:

Scientology's view of the structure of the mind as expressed in NOTs and its supporting materials, such as OT III and the Philadelphia Doctorate Course. Are there similarities between the body thetan interactions described in NOTs and the Society of Mind theory proposed by artificial intelligence pioneer Marvin Minsky of MIT?

The spiritual phenomena and processes described in NOTs, and their equivalents in other religions. How does belief in body thetans compare with belief in demonic possession? In what ways does auditing out BTs resemble exorcism?

Origins and history of the NOTs issues: who wrote them, who revised them, and what earlier source materials were drawn upon in their preparation? Although supposedly written by Hubbard himself, David Mayo is said to be the real author of some NOTs issues. What was the extent of Mayo's contribution?

The role of NOTs in the contemporary practice of the Scientology religion. How are these documents understood and used by Hubbard's followers today? Is NOTs being promoted as a cure for physical ailments? This is currently being debated in Religious Technology Center v H. Keith Henson.

A quote from this affidavit by Jesse Prince, a former top-level Scientology official, indicates that NOTs auditing was sometimes used as a substitute for medical care. The infamous NOTs 34 (discussed below) deals with treatment of physical ailments. The term "end cycle" means to cause or allow oneself to die.

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.

Bent Corydon on the Origin of NOTs

While still in the Church, I observed something very odd: The wealthier the Scientologist, the more "body Thetans" he had. Such unfortunate people were being sold seemingly endless auditing for the eradication of their "fleas."

Such auditing costs over $400 per hour. It is quite usual for Scientologists to spend well over $100,000 for this level alone. One man, a geologist, engineer and entrepreneur, spent $450,000.

Mike O'Connor: How Scientology claims to cure physical illness

NOTs 34 explains how to diagnose, treat, cure, and prevent such physical conditions by use of E-Metered auditing. The E-Meter, the device the cult is prohibited by court order from claiming to help diagnose or treat or cure or prevent physical illness, is used in every step of the diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of the physical condition.

The procedure in NOTs 34 is based on using the E-Meter to find the BTs causing the condition and making them "blow" from your body. Each exorcism is accomplished by an auditor with his E-Meter. Many BTs may be involved in the condition, and each class of BT must be exorcised in a specific sequence.

What happens to the "blown" BTs, beings just as wronged as you yourself? Who cares, as long as they're gone, we are busy freeing you, the owner of the human body, the one with the wallet.

Operation Clambake: " New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans (NOTs)"

There are subjects in Scientology that are bizarre. Scientology grew out of the thoughts of L. Ron Hubbard. Is it all bizarre though? Is it largely a very sensible religion based on scientific principle or is it a work of complete madness?

Good question. Let me introduce you to the NOTs. This stands for New Era Dianetics for OTs. What are these NOTs all about? Well they are all about exorcising the entities placed there by Xenu, nuking the population of this planet (Teegeeack).

Yes, there is much that is bizarre within the "Church of Scientology". But who is the judge of absolute truth? Well, in the absence of anything else, it must be common sense.

The NOTs are all about ridding a person of space aliens murdered by the Evil Lord Xenu. The souls of these poor unfortunates (murdered 75 million years ago) may need to be given standard Scientology processing in order to release them. You may have millions of them. Your Case Supervisor will decide.

Could it be that the wealthier you are the more Body Thetans you have? Let’s say you have done the Grades. Could it be that all these Body Thetans, all two million of them or whatever, would in turn have to receive this self-same processing in order to free them.

Does this sound like a con?

I think so!

So here are the NOTs. They are there to prove to you that in Scientology, the bulk of your time and your money is devoted to auditing out the unfortunate souls of those murdered by the tyrant Xenu some 75 million years ago.

Johan Wevers: "NOTs: Structure of the Vorlon Edition"

What is the difference between the OT levels and the NOTs documents? Apparently, the NOTs documents were written after most of the OT levels were in use, and subsequently they appear to have replaced the "old OT levels" to become the new "sacred scriptures" of Scientology. In addition, critics of Scientology have made claims suggesting that the NOTs levels might be a violation of the 1971 ruling of the United States District Court, District of Columbia (333 F. Supp. 357), which specifically states that "the E-meter has no proven usefulness in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any disease, nor is it medically or scientifically capable of improving any bodily function."

Modemac: "A Brief History of NOTs"

What is the difference between the OT levels and the NOTs documents? Apparently, the NOTs documents were written after most of the OT levels were in use, and subsequently they appear to have replaced the "old OT levels" to become the new "sacred scriptures" of Scientology. In addition, critics of Scientology have made claims suggesting that the NOTs levels might be a violation of the 1971 ruling of the United States District Court, District of Columbia (333 F. Supp. 357), which specifically states that "the E-meter has no proven usefulness in the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any disease, nor is it medically or scientifically capable of improving any bodily function."

Church of Scientology Big Loser in S.B. Case

According to Bright, the NOTs counseling was a big money-maker for Scientology and Mayo was offering it out of his center for far less than the Church of Scientology. And according to a former Scientology church official, Hubbard gave the order that Mayo and his new church "be squashed like a cockroach."

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