The Bridge

The_Bridge_(2006_drama)_DVD_boxart2006 The Bridge | Brett Hanover

“The Bridge” is a 2006 drama film directed by film maker Brett Hanover

Although the story (following an individual’s recruitment, involvement and disillusionment with Scientology) is fictional the film explicitly uses Scientology terms throughout. It also includes clips from real, contemporary Scientology promotional and training videos. It was released as free use media to the Internet in September 2006 by the film maker.

The fact that the film accurately depicts the way people talk and behave within Scientology orgs provides some insight for outsiders – providing they have studied the cult sufficiently closely to understand what is going on.

The brochure of the Indie Memphis film festival stated that The Bridge was the “first feature film” about the Church Of Scientology.

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Revolt in the Stars

revolt in the starsRevolt in the Stars (circa 1975) | L Ron Hubbard
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The file above was removed from Mega (a cloud service I had been using to provide downloads) on the 20th of April 2015, after a complaint by the Church of Scientology. They are now hosted elsewhere, and you can download them again.

The OT3  level  is kept secret by Scientology. OT3 materials relate the “Xenu” story. Hubbard himself claimed that the reason for this secrecy is that anyone who reads  about this without proper preparation (by Scientology) will die of pneumonia. This claim is part of Scientology doctrine.

After the success of the original “Star Wars” film in 1977 Hubbard saw an opportunity to exploit the renewed interest in Science Fiction by producing his own screenplay, entitled “Revolt in the Stars”.  Somewhat inconsistently, this screenplay recycles the Xenu story.

Hubbard failed to sell his screenplay (readers can judge why) and this inconsistency did not become a problem. However, the fact that he was prepared to release a ‘secret doctrine’ in a mass-market film brings his previous statements into question.

Secret OT (Operating Thetan) Levels

otSecret OT Levels | L Ron Hubbard et. al. |
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The files above were removed from Mega (a cloud service I had been using to provide downloads) on the 20th of April 2015, after a complaint by the Church of Scientology. They are now hosted elsewhere, and you can download them again.

These are the materials for the eight ‘Operating Thetan’, or OT levels – completing the instructions in these pages constitutes the highest achievement in Scientology. L Ron Hubbard’s handwritten versions are reproduced in these pages. They include OT3, which contains the ‘Xenu story’ satirised on “South Park” and elsewhere.

Since this version was published, the material has been split up into a greater number of discrete steps. The Church of Scientology claims that this streamlines the process. Critics suggest that it enables them to charge more money for the same material.

Scientologists believe that these texts are kept secret because reading them without being properly prepared is lethally dangerous – for example, Hubbard explicitly warns that reading the OT3 level before being prepared by Scientology study will result in death by pneumonia.

Scientology: The Road to Total Freedom?

scientology the road to total freedom panorama1987: Scientology: The Road to Total Freedom? | Panorama | BBC Television

The video of this programme is split into five parts and can be viewed by clicking on the ‘more’ link below.

There is a complete written transcript at the bottom of the page, below the video windows.

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Wikileaks Scientology Page

wikileaksWikileaks Scientology Page | http://www.wikileaks.org/wiki/Scientology

The place to go to download and read many of the documents / recordings that the Church of Scientology does not want to be available to the public. These include:

  • The complete text of the ‘Operating Thetan’ materials –  in L Ron Hubbard’s handwriting
  • “Revolt in the Stars” Hubbard’s novel /screenplay that seems to form the basis of the famous OTIII ‘Xenu’ story
  • Recordings of Hubbard describing the “R2-45 auditing process” (which consists of shooting a person with a large-calibre pistol)
  • Details of the “Introspection Rundown” procedure which led to the death of Lisa McPherson

The Church of Scientology has worked hard over the years to suppress many of the documents listed here by a variety of means – including the abuse of copyright and trademark law, and extra-legal dirty tricks.

Please note:  these files can only be downloaded via a Bittorrent client, and it take considerable time for some of them to become available.  The  “Secret Scientology Texts and Media” section of this site offers many of the same files (and faster downloads). If you are interested in any of the Wikileaks files, check there first

Lonesome Squirrel

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Author: Steven Fishman

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In July 1998 Fishman was charged with a million dollar financial fraud. As he had spent approximately 30% of his ill-gotten gains on Scientology, and the FBI investigated the possibility that the Church of Scientology had been involved in his scheme. Only Fishman was convicted and imprisoned.

Fishman was later also charged with obstruction of justice – during his trial, in apparent collusion with the Church of Scientology, he submitted forged documents and made false statements to conceal their involvement with the fraud. Scientology subsequently sued Fishman for libel over these claims. He responded by including a number of documents to the court (and the public record) including versions of Scientology’s secret teachings, previously only known to elite Scientologists.

Fishman is, perhaps, not an entirely reliable source – but this story about how the ‘Operating Thetan’ levels first  became public, is an essential read.

Edit 19th August 2015: For a alternative view of this text (as a work of fiction, designed to establish a connection between Fishman and Scientology would did not, in fact exist for legal reasons see Tony Ortega’s examination of Lonesome Squirrel.