Another independent surfaces after years of flying under the radar. She is enjoying her new freedom immensely. You have been enjoying her stories written under her pen name of Theodora Farnsworth and today you will hear the rest of her story. ~David St Lawrence
By “Theodora Farnsworth”
My Dear Ones,
I know that there are many of you reading this who are flying under the radar.
That is, you’ve “left” the church but no one knows about it and you are successfully avoiding detection.
I, too, have been doing that for over 4 years.
I was on lines at LA Org from late 1996 until the basics came out in the summer of 2007.
Ever since I had discovered Scientology in 1970 and had experienced a tremendous win delivering Op Pro by Dup to my twin on the HQS Course, I had wanted nothing more than to become a trained auditor and to spend the rest of my days helping others to live better, happier lives.
In 1996, I received an inheritance and plunked down $35,000 for my training package at LA Org.
I felt so fortunate – at the time – that the Golden Age of Tech had just been released and that I was going to benefit from this wonderful new training lineup.
I eagerly started on the Student Hat and for the next 11 years I attended course in the LA Org Academy EVERY weekend, only taking a break to go for an “OT Debug” on the Freewinds.
You would think that I should have made it out the other end as a fully trained Class V auditor after 11 years of training but, sadly, no.
Maybe on the “old” course checksheets this would have been the happy result but not so with the Golden Age of Tech.
After 11 years of struggling, I had had enough. I routed myself to Qual and demanded a study debug session. This was duly delivered and I handled all of the upsets and frustrations that had piled up in the past decade of training. It felt GREAT!!!
I originated that I wanted to do the Book One course in Div 6 and just audit people without all the complications of an emeter, etc. until I had certainty that I could do this one simple action.
It was while I was happily studying in Div 6 that the Basics came out.
I had to start the Book One course all over using the new book, and of course I had to pay for the new course since the old one was no longer valid. I protested but no one wanted to hear it.
I completed this course and was ready to return to my Academy training.
Whoa, Speedy! Not so fast!
I was informed that I would have to do ALL the Book Courses for ALL the books that been on my Academy Level checksheets. And, of course, I would have to pay for these courses.
I grimly bit the bullet, flew through the courses and was finally ready to resume training.
Ha! Dream on, Grasshopper.