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«R2-45 - an enormously effective process for exteriorization, but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time.» — L. Ron Hubbard, The Creation of Human Ability
«Exteriorization: The state of the thetan, the individual himself, being outside his body. [...] the state achieved in which the thetan can be outside his body with certainty» — L. Ron Hubbard, The Phoenix Lectures, 1968
Pictures Copyright 1991 Time Magazine
|In the Declaration
of Lorna Levett, 1994:
(14) Baron Baretz (declared a S.P.), who left scientology and was critical (told to me by Al Kaplan (Kapula) a franchise holder, himself in the U.S. and had been sent by H.C.O to pressure me when I made it public I was leaving scientology). He told us of the story of Baron Baretz - he said that the guardian's office decided to hire a "button man" to silence him and the scientology case officer contacted a Mafia hit man to do the job, but it backfired disastrously for scientology as Baron Baretz had just recently married into a mafia family. He said he did not think they would be likely to hire a "outsider" again. This was in reference to asking if they were likely to hire outsiders to run R2-45 end of cycle on me. (then I later read that Baron Baretz had been arrested - I wondered if the scientologists had engineered it.)
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.
... And attorneys have uncovered evidence to suggest that between 1975 and 1977, during the FBI's investigation of the cult, meetings of Scientology executives were held in which there were discussions relative to "auditing" high-level FBI members with auditing process R2-45. ...
N. The Church of Scientology has created a policy which orders the commission of homicide.
1. R2-45 means that you shoot the person in the head.
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 from 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:
"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:
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.
And your brother-in-law, you mentioned that he got — the R2-45 process, and that your brother-in-law was found shot to death?
MS. VAN SCHAICK:
He was found dead in his room with a .45, with a gunshot — with a gunshot wound to his head.
Would you like to —
MS. VAN SCHAICK:
The result of David's death has never really been — David was doing some different things for the operation of the Guardian's Office in Las Vegas. And at the time that the police found him, he was found with a .45 and a suicide note. He had written a letter to my parents; he was married to my sister. And the last letter he had written was how wonderful Scientology was, and he was doing a little mission and — anyway, the result of David's death put my sister under psychiatric care and things have been basically the same since then.
In Church of Scientology/L. Ron Hubbard: FBI File no. 50-3536, dated 28 December 1978:
[...] he was a former member of the Church of Scientology, having joined it as a result of [...] membership. He told [...] he had given the church [...] and had attended several meetings, and decided to get out. Upon deciding to get out, he was told [...] that it was not advisable to leave and started getting phone calls and visits from people in the church. He told [...] that he received a visit from someone in the church [...] and that this person had advised him not to get out because of "Rule 45." [...] believed that the "45" has to do with a .45 caliber automatic pistol. [...] has no direct knowledge of threats being made against [...] however, he advises [...] is afraid of the Church of Scientology and presently lives in a home with an unlisted telephone number.
In the L.A. Times article "Scientology Critics Assail Aggressiveness of Church", August 28, 1978 by Robert Rawitch and Robert Gillette:
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 this time."
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.
[...] Hubbard once spoke darkly of handling enemies via "Auditing Process R2-45," meaning a .45 bullet through the head, but this was just a joke, say his followers, and there are no accusations of any such terminal excommunications. [...]
[...] John McLean, a former Scientologist, said he saw the order while a member and believed that is what it meant. His mother Nan, also a former Scientologist, said she was told R2-45 "was taking a Colt .45 and putting it to a guy's head and pulling the trigger and blowing his brains out". [...]
Perhaps the most macabre product of Hubbard's imagination is "auditing process R2-45," ostensibly a method of Scientology therapy. In readily available church literature, there is a single cryptic reference to it. "R2-45: an enormously effective process for exteriorization, but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time."
What is R2-45? It's long been rumored among ex-Scientologists to mean shooting the "patient" in the brain with a .45-calibre pistol. On a Vancouver radio show this past March, a cornered Scientology public relations man [see side note] offered this explanation: "R2-45 is not an auditing process. It is simply a name given in jest by Mr. Hubbard in his writings. If a person is killed he'll leave the body ... R2-45 is someone being killed and leaving the body."
Chapter 6: Techniques, drills, and processes [...] One exteriorization process which is only whispered about, but which everybody seems to know about, is called R2-.45, and is one of the 75 Route 2 processes also discussed in The Creation of Human Ability. No description accompanies its mention in the book. Only a small note: AN ENORMOUSLY EFFECTIVE PROCESS FOR EXTERIORIZATION BUT ITS USE IS FROWNED UPON BY THIS SOCIETY AT THIS TIME. What the process stands for, I was told, is R2-.45, the .45 being a .45 pistol. Hubbard is said to have marched out onto center stage at one of the Scientology congresses in Washington, D.C., in the late fifties, pulled out a .45 loaded with blanks, fired it into the audience, and announced to the stunned assemblage, "I just thought you'd like to see what R2-.45 looks like!" What no one is willing to say out loud is that this may be one of the advanced processes being taught somewhere at the present time. [...]
Chapter 7: "Ethics" [...] I told Horner that being named "fair game," or relegated to a situation of "Enemy," sounded ominous. Had Scientology actually ever done anything to him? He hesitated, and then said, "I know that out in California, Chuck Berner's place – " Berner is a former Scientologist with his own movement " – they were shooting it up with guns. And about a week and a half ago I had somebody trying to kick in my back door with a .45."
"That's pretty wild," I said to him. "Assuming it might even be some infuriated, misguided Scientologist, don't the police take rather a dim view of somebody going around popping off a .45?"
Horner's only answer was a small chuckle, and I wasn't sure whether he really believed some Scientologist was after him, or maybe enjoyed the possibility that he, or Chuck Berner in California, represented such a clear threat to Hubbard that it could happen. [...]
[...] Worse than leaving the church is "plotting to misuse" the Hubbard manuals employed in upper-level processing. "Any Sea Org member" who becomes aware of such alleged plotters, he proclaimed, "is to use Auditing Process R2-45." In a Scientology handbook he has described this as "an enormously effective process for exteriorization but its use is frowned upon by this society at this time." Exteriorization is defined as the separating of the spirit from the body. So what's this all about? Jane Kember explained: "Process R2-45 was coined as a joke—is not authorized, and I am afraid occasionally ‘misfires' as a joke when taken literally." [...]
[...] Most recently, Hubbard wrote this about a group of people who defended against the ethics department.
They are declared enemies of mankind, the planet, and all life. They are fair game. No amnesty may ever cover them. The criminal prosecution bureau is to find any and all crimes in their past and have them brought to court and a prison. Any sea organisation member contacting any of them is to use auditing process R2-45.
Hubbard called R2-45 "an enormously effective process of exteriorization frowned upon by society at this time." [...]
4. They are fair game.
5. No amnesty may ever cover them.
6. If they ever come to a Qual Division they are to be run on reverse processes.
7. Any Sea Org member contacting any of them is to use Auditing Process R2-45.
8. The Criminals Prosecution Bureau is to find any and all crimes in their pasts and have them brought to court and prison.
[WMA file of the excerpt]
This is a lecture by L. Ron Hubbard given on the 20th of November 1959. The title of this lecture is Rationale of Create Series. This tape is 58 minutes long. Reproduced by Golden Era Productions. ...
... [?] detachability of existence. And they couldn't quite figure out how [?] to detach this existence [?] this was one of the goals of Buddha. And he was supposed to have sat under a Bodhi tree and done a bunk, I mean gotten exteriorized. When they sat down under a Bodhi tree and found out he wasn't him. See... That made him a Clear. Now, if that [?] easy, if it's easy to make Clear as that, then we find he didn't research very far, because I can make a Clear out of almost anybody under these circumstances. And even the cops or gangsters could make a Clear out of anybody over these circumstances by taking a Webley 38 or Smith & Wesson, or Colt or something like that and doing R2-45. That exteriorizes almost anybody. Now, the way the Lamas got there was to sit and meditate. ...
[Originally leaked @ http://forums.whyweprotest.net/123-leaks-legal/r2-45-explained-hubbards-own-voice-43329/]
Were these cases of R2-45 tentatively "applied"?
«When Joy opened the door, he unwrapped the "flowers"
— which were just a few twigs on top to hide a gun. He put
the gun at her head, cocked the trigger, and the gun was
either empty or misfired. He then began choking her, but
she managed to break away and start screaming so he fled.»
«[...] They told me that Hubbard ordered
them to shoot up Jack Horner, who lived in Los Angeles,
a suppressive person whom Hubbard had personally declared
some years earlier. Both men had hand guns and would travel
with them. They left ... and then returned some weeks later.
After their debrief they told me that Horner had indeed
been shot at multiple times, while he and his family were
in their home one evening. Fortunately, no one had been
«[...] Unbeknownst to Hubbard, one of their goals was leaving Scientology and setting up a similar organization called the Institute of Mental Health. They set up headquarters in Johannesburg, and brought in a large number of Scientologists with them, naturally infuriating the other Scientologists. Kennedy died shortly thereafter in a shooting accident. "It is said he shot himself accidentally while cleaning his revolver" stated the Daily Mail on July 14, 1968, "but an open verdict was returned by the coroner."»