More Scientology Miracles! And L. Ron Hubbard Tells You How to Make a Slave

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L. Ron floats his needle: that is one white dude.
Fellow Scientology watchers, we're working on several big stories for you. In fact, we went out of town this weekend on a fact-finding mission, and we are planning to tell you about that soon.

But for now, those stories aren't quite ready. In the meantime, we were so happy to see how popular was Monday's special look at Advance! magazine, we're going to bring you some more of that nuttiness to tide you over.

Today, in honor of Scientology's most cynical holiday, CELEBRITY DAY, we've selected some really precious excerpts from way back in 1973, when being a Scientologist wasn't such a stigma, and could even get you laid, maybe.

As we explained Monday, Advance! is the magazine for experienced church members who are interested in moving up L. Ron Hubbard's Bridge to Total Freedom, spending enormous amounts to learn the "Operating Thetan" secrets of spiritual enlightenment. These levels promised church members the ability to leave their bodies and perform all sorts of amazing things just with the power of their minds! Having absorbed those super powers, Scientologists liked to share their experiences in the pages of Advance!, and we were recently sent a stack of the magazine that covers the 1970s.

We'll start with issue 20, which has a fabulous photo of Hubbard himself with a couple of e-meters, no doubt exploring exploits trillions of years back on his "whole track"!



Advance! Issue 20 (Aug/Sep 1973)

There I was, outside late at night, far from my body, watching two fellows suspiciously walking by an apartment house. There was a girl of about 22 inside the apartment house getting ready for bed. A short time passed and she was asleep. Then the two fellows threw a garbage can under her window, opened it and broke in. The girl didn't have a chance. She was stabbed as she attempted to yell. The place was ransacked and the men ran.

In the morning I was in quite a muddle. I knew I'd see headlines about the incident in the newspaper, but they weren't there. All of a sudden I realized it hadn't happened yet! It was going to happen tonight!

I was greatly relieved and thought "What can I do?" I decided to exteriorize at the same time that night and handle it.

That night I went there, saw the same guys doing the same thing they did the night before and the girl doing the same thing, too.

But as the two walked by the apartment this time I put out an intention to divert them from the very idea of it.

They walked right on by, never even noticing the window of the girl's apartment. She had a good night's sleep and woke up with the dawn. -- Brian Sheen, OT

...

One day while watching a live soccer game on television I became aware of the clouds overhead my house and began pushing them around. This was fun.

Then I became aware of the clouds at the location of the soccer game and began moving them around, mostly to make the sun shine on the soccer game.

Then I found a new game. I flowed a theta flow to the players on each team and the results were fantastic. The tempo of the game doubled and the players kicked the ball twice as far as they had been kicking it.

Then I stopped the flow. The game went back to normal.

Then I started the flow and the tempo of the game again doubled. -- Paul Nickel, OT


One evening on my way home from work, I was in bumper to bumper freeway traffic going about 70 miles per hour, working my way up to a spot where the highway widens to three lanes so I could zip down the inside lane and pass a large pack of cars.

As we all came up a rise, I was out of the car about six feet to the left and 2 feet over the roof.

Instantly there were brake lights going on, cars swerving, tires squealing -- general traffic chaos. I quickly established my space, kept all cars out of it so my vehicle wouldn't be hit and literally "latched" on to every car around me that I could find and stopped them.

One man was going off the road on a bridge which is a poor thing to do. I pulled him back, stopped all the cars, pushed some ahead, moved some over and generally readjusted the whole group of cars.

I felt like I had nice long arms and was playing chess with automobiles. This whole incident couldn't have taken 5 seconds to occur but time never seemed present; I had all the time I needed to do my thing.

I wish to add that this whole happening seemed so easy and just what I ought to be able to do. I don't recommend causing situations like that one but it was fun handling it. -- Bucky Roberts, OT



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Advance! Issue 21 (Oct/Nov 1973)

From "Specific Parts of Self-Determinism" by L. Ron Hubbard

"If you wanted to make a slave out of any man, all you would have to do is by a very very gradient scale start him in placing things in space and time for you. It would start out with something like many of the social gestures and courtesies. You make it a custom to always hand him your hat to hang up. You make it a custom to always let her pour the teacup full and then pass it to you, and always to be a little bit further away to be passed to. And the next thing you know -- that's it. You would have a slave."


...

OT Phenomena Successes

About a week after I got back home from the AO [Advanced Organization] a friend and I were driving home when we saw a single, big cloud in the sky. We decided to go out in the country to get a better look at it as it was absolutely glowing with heat lightning.

When we got out to the country my friend and I were watching the lightning but also digging on the beautiful fields and just sort of enjoying being alive and being in Scientology.

I started to pay more attention to this cloud because it seemed very strange -- it was the only one in the sky, it was very large, and the lightning was making it glow very beautifully. The most wonderful light show I've ever seen.

All of a sudden I cognited that someone was controlling this whole situation.

I went up into the cloud to find out for sure, and sure enough, there was a being up there. He wasn't real friendly all the time as he was shifting valences (identities) pretty fast, but he was real pleased that somebody was enjoying the effects that he was creating. We watched his show for a while longer, and then I decided to play some games like flow a huge quantity of ARC or admiration at him right into his cloud.

Whenever I did this the lightning would flash instantly.

This particular incident is just one of the many that I've had since I've been home (from the AO).

I've found that there are bodiless thetans all over and that most of them are very willing to get new bodies, they've just needed someone to tell them what to do.

If I really want a particular kind of weather, I can get it.

But to me, that isn't the real pleasure I get out of being an OT. It's just getting up every day and feeling really good and excited and walking down the street or through a park or through the woods and being able to totally duplicate the beauty of that space.

It is having enormous amounts of affinity for my friends and people I have just met or people I don't even know. It is being able to enjoy the game of life, not get upset about it, and simply be able to learn and have fun. That's being OT for me. -- Joel Morris, OT


I had an experience that very clearly revealed the nature of future track.

I was surfing, had my space way out, and was not being affected by the determinisms of my co-surfers.

I threw my attention out 60-90 seconds into the future. I received vivid vision of a situation. 60-90 seconds later the exact situation occurred.

I tried this several times and each time the future track visualization was manifested letter perfect in the physical universe.

Then for the test. From present time I began altering my standard operating postulates -- lo and behold the future track visio began shifting to accommodate my present time postulates. When present time arrived at the point earlier viewed it was exactly as viewed with the shifts -- Lennie A. Roland, OT


I don't know about you, but when I think about surfers with the ability to see 90 seconds into the future, I get some serious chills down my spine.

Well, that's our selection for today. Keep those tips and story ideas pouring in. We're trying to get to them as quickly as we can!

And come back at 1 pm today, when we have an announcement about a striking new...well, I don't want to ruin the surprise. All I can say is that should be worth your time, Scientology watchers...


Tony Ortega is the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice. Since 1995, he's been writing about Scientology at several publications.

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142 comments
Jonhendry
Jonhendry

"If you wanted to make a slave out of any man, all you would have to do is by a very very gradient scale start him in placing things in space and time for you. "

For example: Personality test (free)OT I $75.00 ($71.25)OT II $500.00 ($475.00)OT III $875.00 ($831.25)

scilonschools
scilonschools

Making SLAVES , Church of Scientology?  Who would have thought that!!!!?   :)

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yahoo-Y5VW5PNZQLPDFIVMSIEFQHY7XY

In looking at the prices for courses in 1973 I think that it needs to be put in perspective. In Seattle on the hill a 5 bedroom 3 bath all brick house was $23,000. Now that house, even in this market, goes for around $1.2 million. So even though those prices seem cheap, and comparatively the courses are still more expensive now, people were still being gouged back then. They just didn't have the constant fundraising as they do now which more or less doubles the price tag  

cp3o
cp3o

"There was a girl of about 22 inside the apartment house getting ready for bed. A short time passed and she was asleep."I used to get this all the time when I was 14 (late developer I know). But when she was asleep I ran out of imagination.

hgc
hgc

OK, this has to be one of the funniest things I've ever read by a Scilon:

"One man was going off the road on a bridge which is a poor thing to do."

V for Vacation
V for Vacation

The slave quote is as stupid as it is offensive.  Obviously anyone claiming to be an enlightened spiritual leader or someone promoting the betterment of humankind wouldn't promote slavery.

A friend of mine got a taste of this when we went in to the Celebrity Center to see what would happen during the tour.  The salesman she sat with asked her to hand him a pen that was sitting on her side of the desk between them.  She did, and then he began his sales pitch of, "...in Scientology, you can get control over other people and have them do whatever you tell them to do, whenever you want.  I just asked you to hand me that pen, and you did."  She responded, "...actually, that's just common courtesy.  It was easily within my reach and not within yours."   They went back and forth with him insisting that he had "controlled" her in that moment (even though they'd just met!), and how amazing and great that was.  She basically ended the argument by saying, "I'm not interested in learning how to manipulate people."  

If anyone messing around with "the tech" today is having good experiences or likes it or whatever - fine, enjoy.  But none of your personal experiences will change the fact that LRH was a blazing asshole who should have been over-boarded by his crew and left to drown.

sizzle8
sizzle8

Adjusted for inflation, the OT 1-8 package, $3000 in 1973 dollars would be about $15,314 in 2012 dollars.

Julie_Kanon
Julie_Kanon

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Strelnikov
Strelnikov

I'm going to make a nerdy comment, but a 400 watt Swan 350C ham radio transceiver was cheaper than the clearing course; I think a new rig cost 500-600 dollars in 1973.

Zenwarriorr
Zenwarriorr

Anything is possible on Hubbard's Bridge To Total Bullshit

Barbara Snow
Barbara Snow

Forewarned is forearmed.  If someone hands you a hat, drop it on the floor and "accidentally" step on it.  If someone asks for tea, bring it, but then spill it in his lap.  That person will then go on to find a better slave and you can go on your merry way, free as ever.    

Villagedianne
Villagedianne

"introduced to the supreme being".

But which supreme being?  L Ron Jr. said Scientology was really Satanism in slow motion. Also there are stories floating around the web that people on the original OTVIII freaked out and left Scientology because the supreme being they were introduced to wasn't one of the "good guys".  Far from it.

sketto
sketto

Great little "slave" lesson from Hubbard there on how to constantly fuck with someone until they start to expect that you'll act like a dick every time you enter a room or ask for some tea.

What a great lover of humanity he was.

Dean Blair
Dean Blair

I understand now why L. Ron Hubbard did not like reporters.  You guys shine too much light on stuff that he was trying to cover up and hide. 

Great article Tony. I am looking forward to moar.

OateeOcho
OateeOcho

I have never met a cloud that could stand up to my OT powers.  Even the mightiest cumulonimbus cloud formation trembles upon my gaze.  Within 15 minutes, I can make any cloud move, and they almost always have fully retreated within 3 - 12 hours. 

Fredric L. Rice
Fredric L. Rice

$875.00 to learn you're infested with invisible aliens that Scientology needs to scrape off. Man, that's *half* of what I paid to learn the same thing in the fucking crazy ward in Belview, New York. Fucking crooks! 

Ximhb
Ximhb

Is there is any difference between these delusional adults and a kid clipping on a towel as a cape and running around going pew pew pew?  I wonder if Mom telling them play time is over would wake them up? 

sharkattacksteve
sharkattacksteve

 " way back in 1973, when being a Scientologist wasn't such a stigma"

I don't know about that Tony. I got my High School math teacher fired for using EST in the classroom in 1974. I was aware of the evil cult of $cientology (but I was a weird kid) which explains why I was gobsmacked and horrified when my older sister called and told me she had joined Co$ circa 1980. I told her to call me when you're out, last I heard she was DSA OSA NYC.

sketto
sketto

So Brian Sheen's story showing his powers was basically:  "Two guys walked past a house and nothing bad happened. All thanks to me."  

Myriam_Breitman
Myriam_Breitman

I have a friend who used to believe that unless he washes his hands exactly 37 times a day, his friends would die. Sometimes he also thought that unless he would clap his hands in a certain pattern, planes would crash. He then visited an evil psych, who cured him of his Obsessive Compulsive Disorder rather quickly. No confronts or exteriorizations were needed.  Just some wicked drugs.   

Ivy Mapother
Ivy Mapother

Thanks for the heads-up. I will be weary of persons offering me their hat and asking for tea. I wonder if that's how Tom bagged Katie?

Bradley Greenwood
Bradley Greenwood

These people can't blame this on El Fraud Hubbard, they're freaking delusional! I keep having to remind myself that these comments were actually published. It did, however, take a lot less money to become a god...even adjusted for inflation.

Mimi The Great
Mimi The Great

*OFF TO MAKE A SLAVE* My five course dinner isn't going to cook itself you know

Robert Peterson
Robert Peterson

When I started reading these OT success stories years ago I just assumed that these tales were all lies, the product of Scientology writers making fanciful claims at the behest of the editor. But the truth is worse, FAR WORSE. In his book Counterfeit Dreams Jeff Hawkins, who once served as an editor for "Advance!" magazine, tells us that these stories were solicited from the Scientology orgs. Readers were encouraged to write their OT experiences. In other words, these people really believed that these things had actually happened!! In view of these stories it seems incredible to outsiders that anyone could delude themselves enough to put their names on such drivel. But this zany cult, that we all love to hate, goes the extra mile once again.

John P.
John P.

From our surfer dude:  "I threw my attention out 60-90 seconds into the future. I received vivid vision of a situation. 60-90 seconds later the exact situation occurred.  I tried this several times and each time the future track visualization was manifested letter perfect in the physical universe."  

You're out surfing.  What could you possibly be percepticating with such amazing accuracy?  Success in picking up a hot surfer chick in a game of "Thetan Beach Blanket Bingo?"  Probably not.  I'm guessing you are predicting the future of the waves.  Breaking on the shore.  60 to 90 seconds from visible first swell to receding rip tide.  As they have done for billions of years.  And every single one moves from off shore to the shore, not the other direction.  The ability to call the movement of the waves correctly 90 seconds into the future is one step away from being able to predict the stock market and make a billion dollars in a week or two.

Mat Pesch
Mat Pesch

I read all these fantastic stories in Advance magazines back in the 70's.  I bit and chased "the dream".  I did just about everything Scientology has to offer and got to read the folders of many that had done the same.  Reading these stories now, I realize that I now personally know wellmany of the people who wrote these "incredible stories". I found "the dream" to be a complete illusion and the people who sent in these stories back in the 70's to be on tilt.

mad_world
mad_world

"In fact, we went out of town this weekend on a fact-finding mission, and we are planning to tell you about that soon."

Well, when you leave town, the results are pretty exciting (Alamo...).

Looking forward.

InTheNameOfXenu
InTheNameOfXenu

It's remarkable that with all these supposed OT 'abilities' there hasn't been a single Scientologist that ever won a Nobel Prize or invented something that helped mankind. This never happened because it's all BULLSHIT! Dianetics and Scientology auditing is nothing more than implanting. When Hubbard wrote about 'implant stations' he was talking about his 'churches'.

Claude
Claude

I wonder what percentage of OT stories involve either (a) cars or (b) clouds.  I'm guessing about 70%.  

Also, that OT that made the soccer players kick twice as far should seriously invest in NFL gambling.  Since the average kicker can make 50 yard field goals, and the field is 100 yards, then this OT could cause field goals from anywhere on the field.  There would never be a punt. 

Quickpen
Quickpen

Hey, I must be OT too!

Last night, like Brian Sheen, I closed my eyes and kept my home and body safe from would-be robbers & assaulters, aka passersby, using intentional diversions (more commonly known as locks).  

Ron
Ron

An extract from an HCO Bulletin of Aug 10, 1960:"Ron once said that if you make a person confront themselves it would make them sick. I did, one day in conversation and after about five minutes my guinea pig vomited.

Validation by Ron!"

mad_world
mad_world

" way back in 1973, when being a Scientologist wasn't such a stigma"

This made me think of the David Duchovny scene in Californication, where he mocks Scientology - he-he

Anon A
Anon A

 Yes, I was also a bit concerned about the amount of time the traveling Thetan of Brian Sheen apparently spent watching that young girl, even after he supposedly saved her from her potential attackers:"They walked right on by, never even noticing the window of the girl's apartment. She had a good night's sleep and woke up with the dawn."Good to know that Brian used his exteriorization skills to watch over her while she slept and throughout her morning routine.  He was positively dauntless, defiant and resolute in his disembodied peeping.

Guest
Guest

It isn't that surprising since Hubbard got his start with hypnotism and Satanism.  He liked to tell people the Russians were after his mind control manual.  He was obsessed with "controlling" and "dominating" people and this is seen in his training routines for scientology.  He really was a wicked person. 

If there is any truth I have settled upon, it is that our minds are conditioned, and the process of unconditioning opens up insight.  Scientology is the reverse.  You are forced in to a rut so ruthlessly narrow, that your religion includes Dentist billing practices, and if your PC folder is lost, you have to "re-do" everything.

Jonathon Barbera
Jonathon Barbera

The original OT VIII said, "It's me!" referring to the Scientologist reading the materials. Some left thinking LRH was referring to himself when he wasn't.

MarkStark
MarkStark

The whole enslavement part, and how Hubbard followers respond to it, no matter how blatantly they are being played, is what fascinates and shocks me until this day.

Cult members today don't check prices, comparing what Hubbard charged, to what Miscavige charges. How much Hubbard asked for donations, compared to what Miscavige asks for donations. Some buy into it believing the more expensive it is, the more it is worth it. Miscavige is just handing the existing members more hats, and "the tech" seems to give them a huge capacity to keep taking them.

No matter how academically gifted, business savvy, or rich they are, like Brian, some have no interest in reading the available biography of L. Ron Hubbard or the short history of this UNUSUAL "religion," until they are pushed to extremes, and then cast out as lying apostates, who don't matter, because they aren't as rich and popular as Tom Cruise.

They don't care if the OT levels change or the books are resold. They are shifting time, controlling traffic situations, preventing crimes, getting millions of people off drugs, and clearing the planet.

There's a big difference between the $15,000 in today's dollars for the Hubbard's OT Bridge vs. $150,000+ for today's OT Bridge. Even the Indies should ask themselves if Miscavige is doing it ten times better, or is Hubbard's mind f'k so powerful, with its essence in following without questioning...

Dean Blair
Dean Blair

With all of these cloud moving and weather controlling success stories, why don't you guys with your OT powers get together and stop the hurricanes that happen every year. 

I will tell you why.  You can't.

Ron
Ron

 Mom is a Suppressive Person. Disconnect from her. After dinner.

Jonathon Barbera
Jonathon Barbera

"I got my High School math teacher fired for using EST in the classroom in 1974."

The math teacher probably thought he/she was trying to help some shy, introverted teens come out of their shells. (I suppose some people would prefer it if everyone was introverted and non-communicative...)

MarkStark
MarkStark

Another detail about the garbage can murderer...

In the 70's trash cans were made of thin galvanized steel. If a neighbor moved one at the other end of the block you could hear it. Even when I was 7, it was a trick to stand on the top of one -- I used to climb on one to get to the roof of our tool shed, and then onto the house roof -- so an adult would would have to put it upside down to use it to climb in a window, and just doing that would have been noisy because every little sound rings and gets amplified. Standing on the bottom would make it deform and make noises and you would need an intermediate step to get on top of one anyway because the cans are tall. I don't get the throwing it under her window to open it part either. Might as well use a can opener to get in the window. So much for garbage can crime tech...

Now, there may have been shorter, squatter garbage cans, sold at the L. Ron OT Fantasy Shoppe.

On to hats...Hubbard with his hats again! This time making slaves. Apparently it worked, at least with many of his followers. Marty and Jonathon are both wearing their hats a little too tight though. It may be restricting energy flow to their Thetan.

Strelnikov
Strelnikov

 No, it's "I had a vision where two guys robbed a house and killed a girl, then later in real life I stopped them WITH MY MIND." (Cue Theremin music.)

Love
Love

Scientology OT power  addressing the Ego. - you have to buy this power Real power - used to help people -  the power given to you for free.

Dean Blair
Dean Blair

What if Brian Sheen had become a police officer as a career.  He could go around arresting murderers before they ever committed the crime. 

Lkenter7
Lkenter7

Actually L Ron Odious wrote a "mind control" manual which he claimed was written by Lavrentiy Beria the head of Russia's secret police under Stalin. The contents are certainly vicious enough but the fact is it was all Hubbard. He thought the lie would make it believable in the aftermath of WW 2.

V for Vacation
V for Vacation

But now we know the real reason why there's constant sunshine in Los Angeles!

Love
Love

They can!!!!

The only reason they don't do it  is -  the company who estimate the hurricanes damages belong to scientologist.

Claude
Claude

Are you implying that there is some wrong with being introverted?  Or that only extroverts are communicative?  

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