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Including what we found in Scientology before it became a cult

Senior Chaplain at ASHOF runs the ARC-Break Program just like it was in the 60’s at Saint Hill

When I see staff members trying their best to do sane actions in the gross insanity that is the Church of Scientology, I can’t bring myself to whack them alongside their heads to bring them to present time. Instead, I try to gently suggest that they may be ignoring some indicators that should be setting off alarm bells for them.

Sarah Petit , who is the Senior Chaplain at ASHO Foundation is doing something that made sense in the 60′s but is quite inappropriate now, so I wrote her this email to offer her my sympathy.


Dear Sarah,

In the early 1980′s I used to run similar programs as a Mission Holder to recover Scientologists who had been driven away by bad handling. In those days, we had caring staff who could actually address their upsets and handle them.

Conditions have worsened in the last 30 years and rounding up escapees from abuse is different from recovering lost students and preclears. I doubt that you will receive any takers for your kind offer because most people know the full story of the degradation of the tech and the abuse of staff and public by reading the internet.

It appears that you are truly trying to make things go right in an increasingly insane organization and I salute you for that. If you ever need assistance in reorienting yourself to freedom, please feel free to contact me. I have a thriving practice helping people recover from the abuses of misapplied Scientology technology.

Warmest regards,

David St Lawrence


The above was written in response to this email:


From: Sarah Pettit <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 8:55 PM
Subject: from Sarah Pettit, your Chaplain

Dear Scientologist,

In the 1960’s there was a very successful team at Saint Hill which operated to go out and find people who had stopped attending, and get them onto course or auditing intensives in the org.

This team was called the Rudiments (ARC-Break) Program. It operated on a 1-2-3 pattern that was (1) find the person in Central Files and wherever, (2) visit them as an auditing action, and (3) return them to service or sign them up for further services.

The reason for this is simple and covered very clearly in LRH policy, starting with this from The Book of Case Remedies:

“Obviously you can’t clear anybody, regardless of the techniques you have, if the preclear won’t keep on getting auditing.”—LRH

The same team operation applies similarly to students.

Here at ASHO Foundation, I run the Rudiments (ARC-Break) Program just like it was in the 60’s at Saint Hill. If you or someone you know has the goal to go OT or to become a trained auditor but has not attended course or auditing intensives recently for whatever reason, contact my Department.

If you are an FSM and are interested in learning more about how this service can help your Selectees, call or write to me at ASHO Foundation.

Whatever the barrier, no matter how impossible a solution may seem, I will take up your case and help you get back to YOUR route to total freedom. My lines are always available to you, my office is open. Contact me at the American Saint Hill Org during evenings and weekends by calling: (323) 953-3250, or email me at [email protected] with “CHAPLAIN ASHOF” in the subject line.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Rev. Sarah Pettit

Senior Chaplain ASHO Foundation



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SamU  on April 6th, 2013

I wonder if Sarah knows a way that will prevent my selectees from using the Internet to discover the truth about the millions being spent on private dectectives in order to silence its former members who became whistle blowers.

The Internet has ruined my relationships with a dozen or so of my friends and they now think I’m crazy because I support a cult.

Can Sarah advise on how to solve this problem?

OldAuditor  on April 6th, 2013

I think that is a great question! Perhaps you could send Sarah an email at [email protected] with “CHAPLAIN ASHOF” in the subject line.

Attaching a copy of her email would let her know why you were writing.

We would be happy to publish her response. At least she would know that her message is getting out.

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