Guidelines and the MENDS Program During the last few years I have heard a lot of grumbling from Scientologists worldwide that there seems to be an inordinate number of members with cancer and other serious illnesses. Most recently, I was asked to send money and “positive postulates” to help an independent field auditor who has […]

“I don’t gotta share no stinkin’ folders…” – (Variation of the famous line from the movie “Treasure of the Sierra Madre”)   “My heart, like a bird has escaped from the snare of the fowler…” (Psalm 122:7) – But the memory of the cage remains, so we run around in tight little circle. – Matthew Laird, […]

“We don’t go in for life counseling” L. Ron Hubbard (22 Oct 1970, Psychosis Case History 2)   I have been helping an Independent auditor who has a client with various physical problems and illnesses. We are using some Expanded Dianetic techniques to help him regain his health. Expanded Dianetics was originally a research project […]

My last post about L. Ron Hubbard for Real – Part 2- ruffled a lot of feathers. There was humor intended in the post which some people didn’t get. However, in that post and all the previous posts I have written the main point I attempt to communicate is that ex-cultists should try to learn […]

“He only says, ‘Good fences make good neighbors.’ “Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it “Where there are cows? But here there are no cows. “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know “What I was walling in or walling out…” —From the poem, Mending Wall by Robert Frost My formative years were […]

I had considered posting about this topic then didn’t to save it for my book. But recent events involving Marty Rathbun, the unofficial leader of the independent Scientologist movement and also a letter from a client I had worked with last year convinced me otherwise. My client told me he felt he wasn’t told the […]

Monday, September 19th Janet Reitman finished her national book tour in California with a book signing, reading and Q & A in Palm Springs with 150 interested locals in attendance. I was present and participated after the reading. I was very impressed with her candor, professionalism, and knowledge of Scientology. Although exhausted and recovering from […]


The importance of knowing and understanding connections. I wrote a series of posts about the heartbreaking role disconnection plays in destructive cults. Such dogma in destructive cults, like Scientology, rips families and friendships apart. Disconnection is often done with an evil motive to control and avoid rather than for the well being of the member. […]

The true rewards and purpose of confession and forgiveness “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” -Mahatma Gandhi “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.” 1 Peter 4:8 It recently came to light that in 1974 L. Ron Hubbard, the leader of Scientology, […]

“And as for Scientology itself, under Miscavige? I think they’re going to have to change or die.” Janet Reitman, Author, “Inside Scientology, The Story of America’s Most Secretive Religion” Destructive cults destroy themselves because they are run by sociopaths who make their own and the group’s demise inevitable. You cannot cause exsanguinations of your […]

(Editor Note: Scientologists and some Independent Scientologists do not believe in freedom of expression or critical discussions about this subject. To do so is considered heresy. Reading this requires freedom of thought.) In 1950, L. Ron Hubbard introduced the idea of the state of clear in the book, “Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health.” […]

L. Ron Hubbard for Real: Personal Stories

L. Ron Hubbard for Real: Some Personal Stories: A lot has been written lately honoring L. Ron Hubbard and his birth 100 years ago.  What I read was a romanticized version of the man.  The posts, poems, and odes did not encapsulate reality.  It is easy to love and respect a man that you feel […]

Part 4: Talk about other cults to enlighten with comparisons On the Scientology Flagship Apollo our only link to the outside world was the Orders of the Day which contained ship business and news flashes from around the world.  In 1974 there was a blurb that the Christian cult leader, Jim Jones, had moved his […]

Part 3: Quote the leader of the group to open dialogues without rejection There is a way to make inroads into communication with loved ones who have disconnected or shunned you because of their beliefs or orders from a cult.  Quote the leader and his policies and then discuss how the policies are not being […]

Part 2- How to Heal with Love and Sharing I just recently talked to a Scientologist whose son had just disconnected from her.  She told him how bad the church and Miscavige were in their initial meeting.  He closed down, and told her he could not communicate to her anymore.  Naturally, she was very upset.  […]

  Part 1: What to do if you are shunned or someone disconnects from you In dramatic fashion the elderly bearded Jewish man begins to tear and rip apart his clothes* after hearing his son tell that he is going to marry a shiksa, a non-Jewish woman. “You are dead to me!” the father screams.  “Papa, please!!” […]

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Step Away from Anti Social Groups and Become Free It is interesting that the popular movie, “The Social Network,” got it wrong about its principal character, Mark Zuckerburg.  Far from being a selfish misfit as the movie portrayed, he was a socially secure young man who was brought up in a positive nurturing family surrounded […]

Director, Online Academy. Some people are born naturally gifted in certain areas. No one had to teach the track superstar, Carl Lewis how to be fast, he was just born that way. The Bible talks about the gifts of the Spirit; prophesy, healing, miraculous powers, wisdom, and faith. Other gifts include teaching, service, and counseling. […]