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 Scientology And 'FreeZone' Time Track By Entry
(no date) : 'FreeZone'
  ** possibly September/October 1985 (tech briefing 5 is Sept 85 and tech briefing 7 is November 1985)

Technical Briefing Number 6 : (
CBR says:
"...And of course there is the BEST idea, just like we do it in the Free Zone, sometimes called the Independent Scientology Movement. Why don't we just REMAIN independent. That'll be a FREE ZONE PLANET. Hey, now that's the BEST idea! See?..."

* Here we see the introduction of applying the term 'Free Zone' to specific entities within it. But also notice that the HIGHER purpose is not lost - a Free Zone PLANET. It seems that some have already misapplied the purposes of the 'Free Zone Decree' with 'Independent' movements.

(no date) : Scientology
  A black operation is begun to physically attack witnesses for government litigation against the Church, and other "enemies." The operatives have the code name "The Minutemen." Miscavige and Rathbun would say to Eugene Ingram, wouldn't it be nice if so and so got beat up. Ingram would assign one or two of his operatives to do it.

One such vigilante was sent to attack expelled Scientologist, Bent Corydon. A Mexican Scientologist was severely beaten up. There are many others, some of whom appear on this time track.

United States District Court Central District of California
Michael Pattinson vs RTC Case No. 98-3985CAS (SHx)

Declaration of Joseph Yanny (used to be a church attorney)
Jesse Prince tape # 1
Jesse Prince tape # 4


What is the difference now between these fascists and Hitler or the Mafia?
What church uses hired thugs to silence critics?
This is not a church - its organized crime operating under the cloak of a church.

False solution - NOT-ISNESS (force) - which makes critics worse and persist -

David Miscavige and hired thug operatives

(no date) : Scientology
  Mid to Late 1980's

The start of Scn's trouble with the German govt can be traced back to Scn's role in the false arrest of an attendee at a Free Zone Assn convention in the mid 80s. Shortly after that, the reaction of the govt was to conduct a massive raid on the Munich Org where they seized practically all of OSA's files.

Although I think Germany has in many ways over-reacted to Scn in the workplace, I think their response was generally prudent as the seized OSA documents re the undermining of various government agencies and other organizations was a valid reason for concern.

Scientology legal problems in Spain and Heber's subsequent indictment in Spain stems from OSA oppressive actions against several RONS Org people in Spain in the late 80s.

Joe Harrington post to COSinvestigations

False criminal, fascist solutions that result in Legal attacks on the church -
Omitted Application of the Creed of the Church -
Incorrectly Included effort to establish a monopoly -
False purpose (evil purpose) to stop people from auditing so no OTs are made -


(no date) : Scientology
  Jesse Prince hires attorney Earle Cooley to handle RTC's suit against David Mayo's group, Advance Ability Center. When Mayo left Scientology he took nothing with him, so when he started his group, he had to re-write the NOTS materials from his memory. This was easy for him to do since he was the one who had written all of the NOTS materials when he was in the church.

RTC infiltrated Mayo's group and committed the crime of breaking and entering to obtain a copy of Mayo's rewritten NOTS materials. These materials were then evidence in the copyright lawsuit that RTC brought against Mayo.

Attorney Cooley knew that RTC obtained Mayo's rewritten NOTS materials illegally. In preparing Jesse Prince to take the stand in this case, Cooley advised Jesse to lie about how RTC got Mayo's materials. Cooley told Jesse to testify under oath that someone had dropped the materials off on the front steps.

Jesse Prince letters
Jesse Prince tape # 1 # 2 # 5

False Purpose (evil purpose) to stop people from auditing so no OTs are made -

DM and assistant CST/RTC criminals

(no date) : Scientology
  Excerpt from actual COURT DOC -

Prior to the incorporation of BPI in 1981, the publication and distribution of the Scriptures and the manufacture and distribution of E-Meters in the United States were activities of Church of Scientology of California. Upon incorporation of BPI, Church of Scientology of California (CSC) transferred the assets used in those activities to BPI in exchange for all of its capital stock.

In 1982, CSC sold all of the shares of BPI to International SOR Trust, a non-U.S. religious trust. In 1985, International SOR Trust transferred the shares of BPI to International Publications Trust (IPT), which continues to own all of the shares.

IPT is a Scientology religious trust governed by three trustees. . . Two of the trustees of IPT are non-resident aliens. The third is a United States citizen and resident and a staff member of CSI, holding the position of WDC Pubs, i.e., the member of the Watchdog Committee concerned with ecclesiastical matters relating to the publication, manufacture, distribution and sale of the Scriptures and of the E-meters.

Post to act by Joe Schmoe in March 2001 - repost to COSI by Ed


The above poster does not give the name of the court case or the names of the Trustees. String to pull.

(no date) : Scientology
  Julie Christofferson is awarded 39 million in damages in her lawsuit against the Church.

The court found the Church guilty of practicing "Fair Game" against her and awarded her damages. Miscavige was personally managing the case. David orders all Scientologists to Portland for the Portland Crusade. Several months later a judge ruled it a mistrial.

Miscavige and Jesse Prince are pals at this time and DM confides to Jesse that they did not want LRH appearing in court. DM tells Jesse there's some things about LRH you just don't know and you have got to grow up and know something, that LRH is mentally unstable.

Also, Rick Aznaran was up at Creston once and he told Jesse that he could hear Ron screaming at thetans late at night when he was there. The servants were also aware of this.

Ron was heavily medicated with drugs from Dr. Denk, like valium and tranquilizers. Rick opened the medicine drawer and was surprised to find every kind of drug imaginable.

Jesse says that LRH was having Denk assist him with research. Denk provided any drug LRH wanted and LRH was being the guinea pig. Dennis Erlich claims to have met a guy who was also bringing cocaine, marijuana and LSD to LRH in Creston.

Vaughn Young affidavit
Jesse Prince tape # 3


If he's mentally unstable and drugged, how could he legally sign a last minute will?

(no date) : Scientology
  Sherman Lenske says he assisted in drafting a new pour-over Will for LRH in 1985 and that Ron signed it on January 23, 1986.

Declaration of Sherman Lenske dated 4 February 1986

31 Jan : Scientology
  On the last day of January 1985, the Scientologists filed a lawsuit against the Advanced Ability Centers in Santa Barbara, Aberdeen and East Grinstead, along with several of these Centers' principals, including David Mayo, Robin Scott, Morag Bellmaine and Ron Lawley. Jon Zegel, whose tapes recounting the CMO takeover were so popular, was also included.

The Complaint was for "racketeering; false description of origin; common law unfair competition; statutory unfair competition; receipt and concealment of stolen property; breach of trust; breach of contract; trade secret misappropriation; injunctive relief and damages." Scientology attorneys were invoking the Racketeering Influence and Corrupt Organizations Act, enacted to curtail the activities of organized crime.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

Incorrectly Included Criminal Mind - every charge is what the takeover guys did -
False Purpose (evil purpose) to stop people from auditing so no OTs are made -

DM and assistant CST/RTC criminals

-- Mar : Scientology
  Also in March, Julie Christofferson-Tichbourne's case against Hubbard, the Church of Scientology of California, and the Scientology Mission of Davis came back into court in Portland, Oregon. The suit had originally been filed in 1977, and arose out of a claim for a refund of some $3,000 dollars.

Julie Christofferson had become involved with Scientology in 1975, when she was seventeen. She had taken Scientology courses in place of a college course in engineering, and had spent her college money in doing so. She claimed that fraudulent representations had been made to her about the value of Scientology qualifications, and the benefits that Scientology counselling and training would bring to her.

It was the third time that the case had been brought to trial. In 1979, Christofferson- Tichbourne had been awarded $2.1 million. In 1982, the ruling had been overturned by the appellate court, dismissing the claim of outrageous conduct, but also striking the evidence of several Scientology witnesses.

The 1980s rift in Scientology had started after the appellate decision. Thousands had either left or been expelled from the Church. Among them were many valuable witnesses, and since the Armstrong case there was a greater willingness to go on record.

Martin Samuels gave devastating testimony. As the head of the Mission involved in the case, he had been a principal witness in the original trial. His life had been torn apart after the San Francisco Mission Holders' Conference in 1982. By the time of the new trial, he had brought his own case against Hubbard, also in Portland, for $72 million.

Before testifying, he was denied immunity from criminal prosecution for committing perjury at the 1979 Christofferson trial. On the stand, he said representations made by him that his Portland Mission had not been connected to the national Scientology organization were false. He also said that Scientology witnesses had been coached to lie before the original trial, in what he called a witness college. In the original trial, the Church had carefully constructed a fabric of lies, just as they had proposed to do in the Guardian's Office trial before Meisner's surrender to the FBI.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

False solution - coaching witnesses to lie - OSA

08 Mar : Scientology
  The Associated Press March 8, 1985

Reclusive Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard Ordered to Appear for Questions

Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, not seen in public since 1980, has been ordered by a judge to appear this month and answer questions as part of a lawsuit filed by the organization.

U.S. District Judge Manuel L. Real ordered the church to bring Hubbard to a Los Angeles law office on March 20 to give a deposition.

The ruling Monday stemmed from the Church of Scientology's federal civil suit against lawyer Michael J. Flynn, a long-time litigant against the church.

13 Mar : Scientology
  A Washington, DC, judge signed an order on March 13, 1985 (the Commodore's 74th birthday), requiring L. Ron Hubbard to appear in the long-standing case of the Founding Church of Scientology of Washington, DCA versus the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Hubbard failed to appear, and the case was dismissed. One of the Church's suits against Michael Flynn was also dismissed for Hubbard's failure to obey a court order to appear.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

13 Mar : Scientology
  13 March 1985

The Times Mirror Company Los Angeles Times

The Church of Scientology of California filed a $1-million civil suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against a former aide of church founder L. Ron Hubbard, charging her with breach of a confidential relationship and asking the court to permanently enjoin her from future disclosures of privileged information. Laurel Sullivan, the defendant in the suit, gave testimony damaging to the church last May as a witness in the church's case against its former archivist, Gerald Armstrong. The suit alleges that she breached her duty by disclosing to unauthorized people -- including government agents, the FBI and news reporters -- privileged attorney-client information she had obtained when she was in charge of Mission, Corporate Category Sort-Out, a legal church project.

Incorrectly Included effort to suppress the truth - OSA

21 Mar : Scientology
  PR Newswire March 21, 1985

In a surprise move, in federal court here today, attorney John Peterson -- representing the Church of Scientology of California -- filed a sworn affidavit by former Scientology attacker and litigant Paulette Cooper, exposing her former lawyer, Michael Flynn, the church said.

Ms. Cooper, in a reversal of her previous antagonistic posture against the church, reportedly revealed the motives and methods behind her former attorney Flynn's assault on the religion of Scientology.

Ms. Cooper stated in her affidavit that Flynn knew that the founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, did not control the church and that Flynn had personally told her "by 1979, Mr. Hubbard had severed his ties with the church."

She further revealed that Flynn, by his own statements to her, admitted his whole strategy was based upon conducting an attack against Scientology founder Hubbard by naming Hubbard as a defendant in my lawsuits ... he believed that Mr. Hubbard would never appear in any of the lawsuits in which he was named.

Flynn further told her the litigation would be quickly terminated ... either by obtaining a default judgment against Mr. Hubbard, or by having the Church of Scientology settle the litigation in order to protect Mr. Hubbard.

CONTACT -- Brian Anderson, 213-662-8095


Brian Anderson is one of the old GO B-1 guys who held Michael Meisner captive.

Falsehood - David Miscavige -
in one of his affidavits he says the church removed all GO criminals from staff

01 Apr : Scientology
  U.P.I. April 1, 1985

A federal judge Monday dismissed a defamation suit against a Boston attorney ?

U.S. District Judge Manuel Real dismissed the church's suit because church founder L. Ron Hubbard failed to appear for a March 20 deposition, attorneys in the case said.

05 Apr : Scientology
  U.P.I. April 5, 1985

A Portland Judge has refused to allow jurors to see video tape submitted by a Church of Scientology attorney to discredit the testimony of a former Scientologist in civil fraud trial against the religion.

Multnomoah Circuit Judge Donald H. Londer viewed the tapes Thursday and said he thought the circumstances under which they were made by a California private investigator were very questionable.

Earle Cooley, an attorney representing the Church of Scientology of California, told jurors the tapes contained statements by Armstrong that he wanted to plant phony documents in church records and frame high church officials.

He then asked to play the tapes which were made surreptitiously in a Los Angeles Park last November. Armstrong said he was duped into making statements in the Park.

11 Apr : Scientology
  U.P.I. April 11, 1985

Videotapes totaling 108 minutes made surreptiously in a Los Angeles park last November of a witness in a suit against Church of Scientology were played in court Wednesday in an effort to show bias on his part.

Multnomah County Judge Donald H. Londer, who last week said he would not allow the tapes to be shown, changed his mind this week because he thought playing all of the conversations would show the entire context.

I can create documents with relative ease, said Armstrong in a profanity-laced conversation with a man named Joey, who, Armstrong thought, wanted to reform some practices within the church.

Armstrong learned last week that Joey was not involved in an attempt to reform the church and that his two conservations in the park were recorded and videotaped without Armstrong's knowledge.

I'm saying I can type those ... things (documents) and duplicate them and make them look the same as staff papers in Scientology files.

Armstrong, who said he should have realized he was being ''set up'' by a covert Scientology operation, testified Wednesday that no false documents were ever planted in church files.

15 Apr : Scientology
  American Lawyer Newspapers Group Inc. Legal Times April 15, 1985

No show

Sometimes it doesn't pay to advertise. Chief Judge Manuel Real (C. D. Cal.) has thrown out a $2 million libel suit by the Church of Scientology of California against Michael Flynn of Boston's Flynn & Joyce because Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard didn't turn up for a March 20 deposition.

Hubbard's lawyers said he didn't appear because he's in seclusion, and they don't know how to contact him. But Real turned up in court brandishing a Scientology ad in the Los Angeles Times that stated, You can always write to L. Ron Hubbard. The judge thought that showed Hubbard could be reached after all.

19 Apr : Scientology
  U.P.I. April 19, 1985

Martin L. Samuels, former head of the church in Portland, testified Thursday at a trial brought by Julie C. Tichbourne that he and other Scientology leaders lied in her 1979 trial?

Samuels said he lied at the 1979 trial about the church's corporate structure, about Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's lack of personal control over it and about the sending of Tichbourne's supposedly confidential church files to the church's intelligence branch in Los Angeles after she filed suit.

Samuels said Scientology officials ordered him several times to tell defense trial lawyer, Jack L. Kennedy, how to try the case in 1979. He said Kennedy refused an order that he stand up in court and describe Tichbourne, her attorney, Garry P. McMurry, and the whole lot of them as criminals, in accord with a church policy that says opponents should be attacked.

You just can't stand up in a courtroom and do something like that, he quoted Kennedy as telling him.

Samuels said the day after the refusal he received a telex from Mary Sue Hubbard which he paraphrased as saying, ''Whatever fear you have of controlling our attorneys should be nothing compared to the fear of how miserable I can make your life."


Interesting insight into MSH's character.

23 Apr : Scientology
  PR Newswire April 23, 1985

Videotapes made of a church "sting" operation revealed today a bizarre, multigovernment- agency "Cointelpro" plot designed to take over the control, property and assets of the Church of Scientology, the church reported today. The operation, which the church said was approved by a Los Angeles police officer, allegedly involved agents of the Los Angeles Internal Revenue Service criminal investigation division.

Church attorney John Peterson said Cointelpro is an "unconstitutional FBI counterintelligence program that created a public outcry and was supposedly cancelled in the 1970s, but is still obviously very much alive and in operation in the United States today."

The videotapes -- already filed in evidence in a Federal court here and shown today at a Los Angeles news conference -- disclosed, according to Peterson, "that special agents of the IRS criminal investigation division (CID) conspired with a government operative, Gerry Armstrong, in an illegal and covert-intelligence plot in violation of constitutional rights and freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment."

The church said the conspiracy was brought to light when a private investigator, working under the supervision of a church attorney, obtained written permission from a Los Angeles police officer to videotape clandestine meetings between Armstrong and a church staff member. According to the church, the investigator taped the meetings, which took place in Los Angeles' Griffith Park, to document the Cointelpro operation being planned against the church.

Peterson said the government agencies and individual officials identified by Armstrong in the videotapes include:

-- Alan P. Lipkin and Alfonse V. Ristuccia, agents of the criminal investigation division of the Los Angeles IRS office;
-- Richard Greenberg, assistant U.S. attorney in Washington;
-- Thomas Doughty, special assistant U.S. attorney for the FBI in Washington;
-- Brackett Denniston III, assistant U.S. attorney in Boston;
-- the Florida State Attorney General's office; and
-- Al Ciampini, detective sergeant of the Ontario Provincial Police.

Peterson said the intricacies of this lawless conspiracy were spelled out in detail by Armstrong, former church clerk turned federal witness/government informant, during secret meetings he had with two members of the Church of Scientology -- "Joey" and "Mike" -- who pretended to Armstrong that they were dissatisfied with current church leadership and wished to improve matters internally.

In the videotapes, Peterson alleged, Armstrong is seen carrying out orders from the government agencies and his Boston lawyer, Michael Flynn, who were directing and supervising him in their carefully orchestrated, covert-intelligence plan to overthrow current church leadership and seize the church's sizable property and assets.

Armstrong's secret meetings with the "Loyalists" -- the fictitious group of which Joey and Mike were supposedly members -- which were videotaped without Armstrong's knowledge, unfolded what Peterson termed the government-Flynn plans to:

-- Create and plant forged documents in church files;
-- Steal attorney-client privileged information from the church;
-- Suborn perjury to cover up the conspiracy; and
-- Engineer the filing of a suit written by Flynn, based on false allegations, which was designed to obtain a receivership of all properties and assets of the church.

Peterson said the existence of such a shameless and shocking conspiracy involving Flynn, Armstrong and government agencies and officials is corroborated and detailed over and over again in the videotapes.

The evidence in these tapes, Peterson said, confirms that the government conspired with Flynn, secretly protecting and aiding him both to obtain information about the church and to exert legal pressure against the church through an outrageously abusive and harassive series of suits that now total more than a billion dollars.

As Armstrong revealed in the videotapes, his goal was global settlement of all of the Flynn-contrived lawsuits against the church. The method for achieving this, he said, would be through the new church leaders, who would take over after the Flynn-drafted suit for the Loyalists was successful in ousting the current church executives.

Peterson pointed out that the Flynn-inspired lawsuit, if successful, would have allowed the government to manipulate the church from the top while seizing its property and assets. The suit was never filed, Peterson added, and the government scheme to infiltrate and overturn the management of the church was successfully thwarted.


The above might be disinformation from professional counter-intelligence agents.

18 May : Scientology
  On May 18, 1985, after two days of deliberation, the jury awarded $39 million dollars in damages: $20 million against Hubbard, $17.5 million against the Church of Scientology of California, and $1.5 million against the Church of Scientology Mission of Davis.

Scientology attorneys immediately moved for a mistrial. Within a few days, busloads of Scientologists were arriving in Portland to protest the decision. For weeks, protesters marched in front of the Courthouse, calling themselves the Crusade for Religious Freedom, and carrying banners proclaiming "Save Freedom of Religion'' and "Restore the Bill of Rights."

... trial Judge Donald Londer's decision, given two months after the jury ruling, came as a surprise. He declared a mistrial, on the grounds that he had failed to strike remarks made by Christofferson-Tichbourne's attorney that Scientology was not a religion from the record.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

20 May : Scientology
  The Associated Press May 20, 1985

Church of Scientology Survived Decades of Battles

The Church of Scientology has battled with the Internal Revenue Service and fought lawsuits filed by former members in the two decades since it was founded by science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Of the 30 separately incorporated Scientology organizations in the United States, 14 have tax exemptions granted by the IRS, said Scientology spokeswoman Kathleen Gorgon.

In 1980, the IRS took the church to U.S. Tax Court here because of the group's tax exempt-status from 1970 through 1972. The IRS maintained the California branch of the church was not tax exempt and owed $1.4 million in income taxes for the period.

In 1984, the court decided against the Church of Scientology, ordering payment of back taxes and penalties.

21 May : Scientology
  U.P.I. May 21, 1985

More than 1,400 chanting members of the Church of Scientology protesting an assault on freedom of religion rallied at the Oregon capitol Tuesday where they presented the governor's office with 773 letters denouncing a $39 million fraud judgment against their church.

10 Jun : Scientology
  U.P.I. June 10, 1985

The Church of Scientology and a woman who brought a $200 million lawsuit against the organization for harassment and illegal activity settled for $150,000 and the case was dismissed Monday by a federal judge.

Flynn said his client, La Venda Van Schaick, 35, has since moved out of Massachusetts.

27 Jun : Scientology
  Los Angeles Times June 27, 1985


About 400 members of the Church of Scientology's Crusade for Religious Freedom picketed outside the Los Angeles County Courthouse today and stood in a silent hallway vigil during a court hearing on former member Gerald Armstrong's $60-million fraud suit against them.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr., who last year absolved Armstrong of stealing documents from the church, said he would rule later on Armstrong's request to see statements he made to an auditor when he joined the church. Scientologists claim that the statements are privileged and that the First Amendment guarantee of religious freedom precludes their use in court.


Now there is a laugh for you. They have been using confidential pc folder information against people as a matter of policy. They have no respect at all for confessional data.

30 Jun : Scientology
  May/June 1985

Flo Barnett receives several auditing sessions from Julie Mayo and calls her friend Joyce Stephenson. Joyce says she was doing well and almost sounded like her old self again.

Sometime in 1985, Michelle Miscavige visits Flo and unleashed a tirade against her such as "You are never going to get better until you get back into the Church", etc.

Jesse Prince says that DM was personally running the intelligence operatives who were doing black operations on Flo. Just before her death in September, Flo had an argument with DM and threatened to go public with information she had about his black operations against her and to sue Scientology.

Joyce Stephenson declaration
Jesse Prince tape # 2


Therefore, DM had a motive to kill her.

08 Sep : Scientology
  Suspicious Death:

David Miscavige's mother-in-law, Flo Barnett, dies of 2 shots in the chest with a rifle and then one to the head. Although there were no powder burns or marks on her body, this event is called a suicide. Vicki Aznaran says DM's comment upon her death was "the bitch got what she deserved".

Vicki Aznaran affidavit
Vaughn Young affidavit
Joyce Stephenson declaration


Could this have been the work of "The Minutemen" David? Just wondering?

30 Sep : Scientology
  Late September 1985

In late September 1985, the Internal Revenue Service sent a letter to the Church of Scientology, warning that it might indict Hubbard for tax fraud.

Forbes Magazine October 27, 1986

-- Oct : Scientology
  The Church was triumphant. In October 1985, the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) celebrated its first anniversary with a rally in Copenhagen. It was announced that the Church had an international staff of over 8,500, many of whom were members of the Association; the Association's total membership numbered 12,000.

Even before the rift the Church probably had less than 50,000 members, despite its claims of seven million. As membership of the IAS is the official membership of the Church of Scientology, the figures are very revealing. They had probably lost at least half of their membership in the schism.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

23 Oct : Scientology
  Library of Congress records show that:

CSI copyrights their squirrel version of Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Veritas Website

-- Nov : Scientology
  In November, the Scientologists named David Mayo in another suit. Larry Wollersheim, a former member, had brought litigation against the Church in Los Angeles. In the case, the Judge had ruled that the OT3 materials should go into evidence. In the United States, documents put into evidence generally become publicly available, and on the morning of November 4, about 1,500 Church Scientologists crammed three floors of the Courthouse in an attempt to block public access to their confidential scriptures.

The Los Angeles Times managed to thwart the blockade, obtained the materials, and published a brief account of OT3, which was enthusiastically taken up by newspapers throughout the U.S.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack


The OT levels cannot be considered a trade secret any longer. They have been made public in several court cases, have appeared in the media often, have been made publically available by the Swedish government and have been issued regularly over the internet to the point there are daily internet discussions about them. Constant public exposure makes them no longer a secret.

05 Nov : Scientology
  The Associated Press November 5, 1985

Documents Give Rare Look at Secret Scientology Tenets

(Snip - A description of OT 3 is given in this newspaper article)

The documents at issue were submitted as part of a civil case brought by former Scientologist Larry Wollersheim, who claims the organization defrauded him by promising him higher intelligence and greater business success through Scientology courses that cost thousands of dollars.

Superior Court Judge Alfred L. Margolis, despite strong Scientology objections, issued an order Friday making the documents public Monday. He resealed them Monday and took under submission a Scientology motion Tuesday to keep them sealed.

During the brief period the documents were public Monday, an estimated 1,500 Scientology followers lined up at the Los Angeles County courthouse to copy the documents in an effort to crowd out anyone else who wanted to see them.

The Los Angeles Times, however, obtained copies and reported their contents Tuesday. They contain rare glimpses of so-called upper-level or OT3 teachings of Scientology, available only to members who graduate through preliminary church programs.

Details of OT3 have previously been published in the personals columns of The Reader, a weekly Los Angeles newspaper, and the daily Clearwater (Fla.) Sun.

13 Nov : Scientology
  U.P.I. November 13, 1985

A spinoff faction of the Church of Scientology that the larger organization is seeking to shut down won a temporary reprieve Wednesday from a federal judge.

The Advanced Abilities Center, a Santa Barbara-based church headed by an ex- Scientologist who claims to be a former close associate of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, can continue until a hearing Nov. 21 to use scriptural material allegedly stolen from a Scientology branch in Denmark.

At the Nov. 21 hearing, attorneys for the Scientologists will try to convince Pfaelzer that the Advance Abilities Center is conducting religious counseling using upper-level material taken in December 1983 from a church outlet in Copenhagen and must be returned.

David Mayo, president of the Advanced Abilities Center, claims he originally wrote much of the material while working with Hubbard during a 23-year career with the Church of Scientology. He said when he founded the rival group in July 1983, he reworked and improved much of the material.

Mayo's attorney, Michael Treman, said he has given Pfaelzer evidence Mayo composed the contested material months before the Danish theft. They have no evidence our client got anything that was taken in Denmark, Treman said.

False purpose (evil purpose) to stop people from auditing so no OTs are made -


16 Nov : Scientology
  U.P.I. November 16, 1985

David Mayo two years ago opened his own Scientology-based church in Santa Barbara, Calif., calling it the Advanced Abilities Center. He said he soured on the original church because it billed followers $800 an hour for counseling. He said he charges no more than $100 an hour for his new, improved version.

Mayo also denied receiving the documents from thieves. He said he wrote 95 percent of the upper-level material during his years as a close associate to Hubbard. He also said he reconstructed and improved the teachings after leaving the fold.

21 Nov : Scientology
  U.P.I. November 21, 1985

A former associate of Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard testified Thursday that he authored some of the teachings the church attributes exclusively to the reclusive Hubbard.

David Mayo was the first witness called in a federal court hearing held in response to an effort by the Church of Scientology to stop the spread of secret church dogma called upper level technology.

Mayo testified Thursday that after he left the church he began reconstructing and revising upper-level teachings, which he said he developed with Hubbard in 1978.

Replying to questions from Scientologist attorneys, Mayo said he authored roughly 80 percent to 90 percent of the material. I think the percentage of NOTS I developed was high -- 80 to 90 percent, Mayo said, adding that Hubbard was responsible for the remainder of the NOTS material.

23 Nov : Scientology
  On November 23, 1985, to the amazement of many, the Court issued a temporary injunction enjoining defendants from the use or distribution of any of the OT levels beyond OT3, in any way whatsoever. ...Mayo's Advanced Ability Center relied upon his version of these levels for a fair proportion of its income.

The Santa Barbara AAC was thus prevented from practicing what the Church had insisted was the religion of Scientology. Ironically, Mayo had pioneered the development of these particular forbidden scriptures in an attempt to save Hubbard's life. It took almost a year for the injunction to be removed, by which time Mayo's group had been driven out of business.

In Hubbard's words, "the purpose of the suit is to harass and discourage rather than to win." When the injunction was finally overturned, the Appeal Judges ruled that the Church's contention that the disputed materials are religious scripture was not reconciled with the California statute's reference to economic value as an element of a protectable trade secret."

In other words, the Church could not have it both ways, religious scriptures are not business trade secrets. Subsequently, however, a judge has ruled that even this issue can be tried in a court of law.

A Piece of Blue Sky by Jon Atack

False purpose (evil purpose) to stop people from auditing so no OTs are made -


23 Nov : Scientology
  Los Angeles Times November 23, 1985

U.S. District Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer said she will issue a preliminary injunction until a trial can be held on a lawsuit brought by the Church of Scientology against defectors who have established rival churches and counseling centers.

In a telephone interview with The Times from Scotland, Scott said he stole the documents to break the church's monopoly by offering the materials to independent practitioners who charged less.

The Church of Scientology, at its Florida headquarters, charges $12,100 for (OT 3) course. At Mayo's Advanced Ability Center, $1,500 is charged for his version of the course.

31 Dec : Scientology
  DM says from early 1984 to now, an ASI staff member held a power of attorney from LRH and they conducted almost all of his business affairs without need of his direction or personal approval.

According to DM, this is the only communication to the churches received from LRH since 1984. It was a 5 minute tape wherein he gave his New Year's greetings and announced a breakthrough in his researches.

David Miscavige affidavit 15 Oct 1999


Ron's voice is shaky in this tape - something is wrong.

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