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How Scientology Handles Illness

Dennis Erlich writes:

Comments on NOT Series 35, An LRH prescription for the handling of physical illnesses (text deleted)

It is clear from this bulletin that the Church is promoting (covertly) that NOTS is the ultimate CURE for all forms of physical illnesses. This is contrary to their public stance that Scientology is not used for "physical healing".

Before a Church member is allowed to see the NOTS material, he is required to have 12.5 to 25 hours of Security Checking, at his own expense. This is called "OT Elgibility" auditing. Per Church policy, all transgressions that the member reveals during the Security Check are culled from the session worksheets and filed in the members "Ethics" folder, to be used for blackmail or intimidation in case the member tries to leave the Church and speak out about it. This has been the policy since 1969 when Mary Sue Hubbard first issued the Executive Directive on the procedure.

Hubbard was a known user of psycho-active drugs for most of his adult life and according to credible witnesses who served next to Hubbard aboard his numerous "Flagships", he was extremely paranoid from about 1965 onward to the end of his life. The Church has NEVER disputed the claims of Hubbard's drug abuse. They could not kill the messages so they tried to kill the messengers.

Hubbard spent most of the 70's engaged in covert operations, ferreting out his imaginary enemies and creating real ones. Those that remain in the Church to this day, some who post here on on ARS, continue to buy into the story of Church "enemies" and "SPs".

The NOTS materials were compiled in 1978 while Hubbard was near death and the Church was under severe scrutiny following the FBI raids. David Mayo compiled the NOTS theory as it was dictat him while he was auditing Hubbard. Mayo was later expelled from the Church and the NOTS material is still in full use in the Church, without any alteration. 100% "Standard Tech"!

The central belief of the NOTS theory is that a human body is actually a conglomeration of degraded spiritual beings (BTs) that were fused into one big mass during some long ago implant by Hubbard's nemesis, Xenu. Hubbard claims that NOTS "blows" these masses of BTs and eventually one's body become invisible and a person is exterior to it and can then go on to "Full OT"!

NOTS is delivered under very tight security and Church members have to be bonded to the effect that they will NEVER divulge ANY of the NOTS materials or speak about their sessions. By the time one is ready for NOTS, a person has spent tens of thousands of dollars. NOTS is heavily promoted as the ultimate mystery, the "FINAL WALL OF FIRE, THE LAST BARRIER TO FULL OT!".

"Full OT" and "Knowing and Willing Cause over MATTER, ENERGY,

SPACE, and TIME, both objectively and subjectively" is surely an attractive promise! And its quite easy to buy into Hubbard's BT theory in exchange for "Full OT". Once a member has gotten on to NOTS, there is little chance for turning back. A member can not discuss his "case" with anyone else since he is "bonded". If he has a little ache or pain, a headache, a toothache, etc., well, that just the "BTs" acting up!

The REAL danger in NOTS is the introversion that it produces in people. Hubbard assigns the blame for all of one's illnesses, shortcomings, and lack of "OT" abilities to the physical body that he asserts is a MASS OF BTs. There have been numerous cases of psychotic breaks and suicides and cancers amongst people on NOTS, after NOTS, and after OT8. After buying into the BTs theory, one could easily conclude that "suicide" is the ultimate process to "handling" BTs. The Church goes to EXTREME lengths to keep these incidents under wraps.

I for one applaude the public airing of this dangerous fraud. And NOTS is the Ultimate Engram.

Joe Harrington
United Free Zone Fellowship