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Finding your way after leaving the cult of Scientology


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If you consider that personal spiritual freedom is achieved by limiting your awareness, please read no further. If you have unanswered questions about your auditing, I may have some information that will indicate to you.

If you are a last life clear or have not been allowed to attest to the state of clear this lifetime, you may have wondered why your auditing by the Church of Scientology was so unsatisfying and downright invalidating. If you were on church lines, you probably noticed that the auditors seemed to keep on taking up questions that were not charged. They would determinedly hammer away to see what you were withholding until you were ready to scream. The more you protested, the surer they were that you needed more security checking.

These auditors were stirring up charge that they were not handling.

To illustrate what I mean, let’s start with an excerpt from a publicly available bulletin from Ron Hubbard:

Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex



When one is associating with or attempting to guide or handle a person, it is necessary to know something of the nature of a being.

If a being were a single unit, separated from all other beings, conditions and current influences, the task of understanding him would be relatively simple and philosophers would have had it all worked out long before Dianetics and Scientology.

A single unit being responds to the most elementary and simple rules and laws you will find in Dianetics and Scientology. …/…

The fact of the matter is that when one addresses a person, a human being “in the flesh” one is not addressing a simple being. …/…

What you see as a human being, a person, is not a single unit being. …/… There are also the entities (as discussed in “Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health”, pages 84-90, and also “The History Of Man”, pages 13-14, 43, 75-77). These follow all the rules and laws and phenomena of single beings.

(end fair use)

To cut to the chase, there is you and there is also other stuff of a spiritual nature to handle.

In 23 years of auditing, I have verified this to be true beyond all shadow of doubt. It is true whether you are a highly audited Scientology OT or a raw public person walking in the door for the first time.

In the Church of Scientology, most of this other stuff (at least the entities) was relegated to the super confidential OT levels, even though you can find references scattered through non-confidential books and bulletins as indicated above.

What this means is that you were expected to handle your “personal” charge while being audited below the state of clear and you would handle the other charge on your OT levels. Back in the early Seventies, this probably worked very well for most people.

Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of you who have been clear for some time and you have not been allowed to attest to the state of clear for some reason or other. As a result, you have been run on Dianetics or grades processes with less than optimum results. Usually you would bog down and go nowhere when the auditor persisted in following up reads when you felt you had no charge on the question. You would probably protest, feel upset or finally get resigned when the auditor did not seem to be duplicating you.

What this meant is that your auditors have been getting “false” reads on asking you auditing questions and they were not allowed to follow the reads and actually handle the charge that had been stirred up. The best they could do was to check back these “false” reads to when they were first seen by an auditor and attempt to handle by letting you communicate about it.

If they knew you were clear, they might run a correction list and finally indicate that “the read was not yours” or that the “picture was not yours”. Most of you could feel that this was true and were satisfied enough that your needle would float and you could go on. The entities that had been stirred up would hopefully stop being restimulated and life would go on.

But, the current church auditors “know” you aren’t clear because Dear Leader said so and continue to run you on processes that don’t indicate and hound you for withholds you don’t have. You start reading on protest and get sad enough that your ARCX needle is read as an F/N and you finally end session and escape.

There is a solution and that is for the auditor to listen to the PC and duplicate what is going on. When I get a PC reading on a question and the PC say he has nothing on it. I make the usual checks to see if there is protest, invalidation, etc. and if it doesn’t clean up, I ask the PC if the charge is his or someone else’s. If he F/Ns on saying it is someone else’s we go on to other things. If he spots the source of the read, we follow the read up and terminatedly handle it. It’s really not a big deal.

You who have already gone clear and not been acknowledged, and there are a lot of you today, are getting a double whammy. You may have gotten free of your own reactive mind, but you are getting lots of confusing images and random thoughts which would seem to invalidate the hell out of your state of case. You may even “hear” voices and crystal clear thoughts which don’t seem to make sense.

If you can perceive your OT case, you can be coached by a highly trained auditor to handle what you perceive. In this way, you can get through your grades, etc. with no confusion on where the charge is coming from. If the charge is yours, you get swift relief. If the charge belongs to the entities mentioned above, it is handled quickly and you get even more relief.

Once you get a reality on where many of your upsets and non-optimum actions are actually coming from, you will waste no time in getting yourself onto the OT levels where you can solo audit.

Repairing the results of church auditing is remarkably swift. Cleaning up unhandled charge and rehabilitating whatever states of case were invalidated puts you back in action with a renewed interest in life.

You were smart enough to leave a suppressive environment, now invest a few hours and rehabilitate yourself so your attention is freed up and can be focused on creating your future.

~~David St Lawrence

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AnonLover  on April 4th, 2011

“Unfortunately, there are an increasing number of you who have been clear for some time and you have not been allowed to attest to the state of clear for some reason or other.”

As a non-scientologist, ^^This scenario that is so widely supported with first hand accounts from both Ex-scientologists and Indie/FZ scientologists has always boggled my mind. This practice along with the canceling past-life clear and natural clear statuses of longtime faithful parishioners seems to reek of the organized Church essentially canceling its own reason to exist.

Perhaps its because I tend to equate “clear” as being the scientology equivalent of a sacrament, akin to the sacraments of the Catholic Church (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacraments_of_the_Catholic_Church) where the local dioceses exists for the sole purpose of providing the means for receiving these sacraments for anyone who wishes it.

Anywho…. FWIW, the most recent CofS Exit Survey qtrly results that will be officially announced/released on the blog linked to my name above & elsewhere in next 24hrs (once the full download bundle is compiled after technical difficulty w/ survey service provider is solved) shows some revealing stats on the growing number of clear retreads:


Disclaimer – this is a straw poll with 380 respondents gathered so far, but from a heavily slanted demographics base where we havent yet achieved a reasonable mix of Ex-scientologists vs. Independent scientologists. As such – the value of straw poll is largely dependent on the diversity in the participant demographics it spans.

Nonetheless, from the data we have gathered over the past 16months: the numbers currently show that 21% of the 169 survey participants who completed the state of clear, REPEATED it more than once.

With consideration given that 169 clears is a tiny minuscule number… 21% of such a small number surely makes for at least a momentary pause in eye-opening reflection.

And in light of that stat being the largest retread block shown on the chart link above, I think its a reasonable conclusion to speculate the yellow block of clear retreads will grow even more top heavy once our participant base spans a wider range of demographics.

More 1st Qtr 2011 stats from this ongoing project are published under Creative Commons Zero license for all to use however they wish on the link below, with additional info summarized on the Exit Zone blog linked to my name under the “Survey” page.


Cinnamon  on April 6th, 2011

David, this is a great article. It really helped me understand exactly what happens when a Clear is audited on Dianetics, and why they should not be. Until now, I did not fully understand the harm the CoS is doing to Clears when they tell them they are not Clear.

lunamoth  on April 6th, 2011

Wow, david, this is interesting. Thanks for being willing to talk about this on your blog. No one has really broached the reasons behind this phenomenon
before and I pretty much just rejected “the mystery” of it all, along with the other baggage of the cult.

Thank you for respecting others enough to talk about it, despite the stupid taboo of “upper level” stuff.

OldAuditor  on April 6th, 2011

Thank you.
The unfortunate truth is that far too many of us can perceive “upper level” stuff
and avoiding it leaves us at the effect of something that the church auditors cannot handle.

I operate on the principle that we only run what the PC can perceive and confront.
You might be surprised at how many “Scientology OTs” have been mis-trained and
mis-audited to the point that they do not know what they are looking at.

If anyone owns a Virtual Clarity Meter, I will be happy to give them a free metered interview
and help them sort out any questions they may have about this.

ottocscotto  on April 10th, 2011

Fortunately for me, I know very well that what you state here — that there is a lot of case (often some other being’s case) to handle in order to get one’s self/case in to good shape.

This does not mean it takes very long — but what retards one’s progress is the idea (I do not think this is LRH’s idea … But many seem to try to saddle him with it) that the case which affects you must be “your” case, or else you have to wait until your “OT” levels in order to handle it safely.

What is true is that whatever you perceive as being part of your case IS your case (and therefore needs to be handled terminatedly when it arises) until such a time as you become aware of the fact that a lot of what affects you is not YOUR case … even if it causes your body to be cross-eyed, for example.

THEN you can train yourself to stop enturbulating these other entities who depend upon you for their very existence — perhaps ‘very consciousness” would be a be better phrase — and get on with improving and rehabilitating and re-educating yourself about, your OT abilities.

My experience has been that if you fail to acknowledge and validated the other entities who contribute to what you initially perceive as your case, your progress will be slow and uncertain.

Ingrid smith  on April 11th, 2011

Hi David,
Well done on writing such a lucid article about a subject that can be so confusing to so many. Education is a big part in cleaning up the big mess from the Church

plainoldthetan  on April 14th, 2011

Part of what helps rehabilitate pcs that have been uberscrewed by Church auditing is the rehabilitation of purpose they get just by sitting across a table from someone who is listening to them and who wants to help them.


Chris Thompson  on May 1st, 2011

Good observation and I concur. My CD sets are overt products from the packaging to the CDs themselves-
most obvious problems are the indexing of information is not done similarly from one CD to the next – even within the same set. Also the indexing information is not complete such as name, date, location. I challenged this asking if “factory seconds” had been shipped to me. I was told that they “weren’t aware” of there being any problems and that my negative comments were the first and they would check into it.

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