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I can answer technical, administrative, organizational, spiritual and Church policy questions and Scientological viewpoints - based upon my 10 years 'in' The Church. I'm a Class IV auditor (pastoral counselor), and though I'm no longer in 'lock-step' agreement with current Church management, I still very much consider myself an adherent to the applied religious philosophy of Scientology as researched, codified and presented to the world by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard Senior.

Experience in the area

A formal (now former) member of the 'corporate' Church Of Scientology® (this lifetime) for 10 years - from 1985 to 1995. Academy-trained to Class IV/HAA (Hubbard Advanced Auditor) pastoral counseling level. Have been audited (counseled) up through a Scientology Drug Rundown™ and False Purpose Rundown™ (FPRD) Basic Form releases. Have administratively been trained up through Staff Status II (SSII) and satisfactorily completed a contracted two-and-a-half-year staff covenant - working in a Scientology Mission handling promotions, marketing and advertising. Have participated in Scientology in California, Washington state, and Japan - and have completed extensive, sensitive/confidential volunteer work for the Office of Special Affairs (OSA) and Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). Have Founding Member and Lifetime Member Status in the International Association of Scientologists (IAS).


High school diploma. AA Art. BS Graphic Design. HAA (Hubbard Advanced Auditor).

What do you like about this subject?

This is the only subject that I've found...for me...that fully addresses 'The Why' of life here on planet Earth.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To have some semblance of a memory of the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How I was this lifetime, next lifetime!

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

As I see it, there's a HUGE DIFFERENCE between the SUBJECT of Scientology (an applied religious PHILOSOPHY as researched and codified by Lafayette Ronald Hubbard Senior)...and the CORPORATE ENTITIES aggressively marketing and promoting "The Scientology RELIGION"...just as much as there's a difference between CALCULUS and UNIVERSITY. The "Church of Scientology" ISN'T necessarily "Scientology"!

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I have just one question for anyone still 'in' the 'corporate' Church. It consists of two words. The question is this..."Where's Ron?" (And DON'T you DARE give me that "Target Two" party line!)

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2015-02-14 Static and enturbulation:

Hi, P. All I know is that we're all 'thetans'...we're all immortal spiritual beings...controlling and animating human bodies each lifetime. And we all can get 'enturbulated'...upset, discouraged, angry

2014-05-07 miscavige and the ias:

Hi, Val. Who knows precisely where IAS funding gets ultimately deposited. It's my understanding that Miscavige has decimated the entire International Management Strata of the Church, and is the sole person

2013-12-31 questions about scientology:

Hi, Amy. Thanks for writing.    I personally haven't read "Going Clear" or "Inside Scientology," but am very familiar with the issues they raise. And I'm in personal contact with many of the people you

2013-12-08 general:

Hi, N. Thanks for writing.    First off, you need to understand several things:    1. That there's the SUBJECT of "Scientology"...and is an applied spiritual philosophy (and a study of knowledge)...that

2012-07-02 who are we:

Hi, Malcolm. Yes to the first part of your first question (of course)...and as to your second part of your question, that's something that you can find out for yourself through Scientology processing (auditing)


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