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Six Months In The Open (Scientology)

Six Months In The Open (Scientology)

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Published by Geir Isene
After 25 years in the Church of Scientology and having reached the highest spiritual level, OT 8, Geir Isene decides to leave the organization. This book is the collection of his first 6 months of essays on his departure, his views on Scientology and on the way forward.
After 25 years in the Church of Scientology and having reached the highest spiritual level, OT 8, Geir Isene decides to leave the organization. This book is the collection of his first 6 months of essays on his departure, his views on Scientology and on the way forward.

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Six months in the open
Stringing together a collection of articles by Geir Isene
The first six months of blogging after leaving the Church of Scientology 2009­08­07
 Articles serving to shed light on lies.Dedicated to an unknown source who once said
Tame birds talk about flying. Free birds fly 
This book is released into the public domain2010­02­12
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On Friday August the 7
th
I departed the Church of Scientology and published theintroduction of my Doubt write­up on my home page (http://www.isene.com/
 
). Thefollowing three days I spent presenting the write­up in person to my Norwegian Scientology friends. Some 25 people got to read it before I published the whole write­up on my homepage on August the 11
th
. This started an avalanche of communication from around the world. I have been connected by several hundred people since then. Many are still in andlooking for a smooth exit from the church.This book presents the most relevant articles published on my blog(http://elysianchakorta.wordpress.com/). They are presented here in chronologicalsequence.It all started with this:To: relevant parties
Geir Isene's Doubt write­up on the Church of Scientology, 2009­08­07Geir Isene's Doubt write­up on the Church of Scientology, 2009­08­07
My name is Geir Isene. I am a Norwegian public Scientologist. I became a Scientologist in1984. In 2006 I attested to OT VIII. I have had an enormous amount of spiritual gain frommy 25 years in Scientology. I have seen similar gains in my family and friends and incountless of others I have met and helped with the teachings of Scientology. The gains arethere to be had ­ but can be suppressed by malpractice and suppression of free will. Aftertwo years of extensive research, I have decided to leave the Church of Scientology. I am notleaving Scientology, only the church. In fact, I consider that the present management is notpracticing it's teachings, and that in order for me to continue practicing Scientology, I needto leave the church and its suppressive management. The management of Scientology iscreating massive bad PR for the technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard and others. By equating the Church of Scientology with the Scientology Technology, the church is lendingit's bad PR to the technology through its oppressive acts.I acknowledge and validate the many good staff and public Scientologists that are workingassiduously to help others with Scientology. I acknowledge that great results areaccomplished. It is hard work indeed. It is made harder by mismanagement.Contrary to what we are led to believe, the church is not the fastest growing religion onearth, there are not 8 million Scientologists and the PR for Scientology is not good. It is infact amongthe worst of all religions{1}. This is not caused by "someone else". It is causedby the church management. As one knows when studying Scientology and attainingspiritual freedom, one is causing one's own enemies. It's time to stop the technology of L.Ron Hubbard from being dragged down by misapplication and the ensuing bad PR.I hereby submit my write­up on sorting out my own doubts regarding the church. I am aScientologist. I will continue to help people with the Scientology technology, but I am nolonger a member of the Church of Scientology. The following is a valid WOIM list. Forexplanation on mark­up, seethe WOIM definition page{2}. References in Appendix A.
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Doubt formula (LRH instructions in quotes and as main points in the list)1.
"
 Inform oneself honestly of the actual intentions and activities of that group, projector organization, brushing aside all bias and rumour.
"
1.1.
The expressed intention of the current church management is to buy more than 170 new church buildings using parishioner's money and withoutdelivering any exchange to those parishioners.
*
This violates the writings of L. Ron Hubbard on:Exchange {3}Financial policies regarding buildings {4}L. Ron Hubbard's explicit statement on
not
to focus on buildings {5}:* “ When buildings get important to us, for God's sake, some of youborn revolutionists, will you please blow up central headquarters.”
*
I find the Ideal Org program to be a scam where the church tries to add toits value of assets by pressuring its public for money with no exchange back.
*
The focus on "pure donations" (with no exchange) drains the public of bridge progress momentum.
1.2.
The activities of the current church management is to enforce compliance tocommand intention by use of force, harassment, invalidation and oppression.
Force:
I have witnessed use of excessive force on several occasions,I have had senior church management scream to my face at point blank only because of a misunderstanding on the part of the Sea OrgOfficer. I have been spat in the face by another Sea Org member. Butthis is just a fraction of the force in regular use in the Sea Org ­and the higher up, the more force. This is both written extensively on the Internet, and verified by me as I have spoken to severalcurrent and ex Sea Org members that have experience serious breachof basic human rights in the Sea Org ­ such as sleep deprivation,confinement and repeated and regular use of physical violence. Thisuse of force is diametrically opposed to LRH's writings on ARC,Understanding, Tone Scale and management in general.
Harassment:
The church harasses its former members, the latestexample being the use of confidential data obtained from ethicsfiles to publicly harass four defectors {6}. This pointalone is enough for me to conclude on this doubt condition.
Invalidation:
I have seen church management invalidate public andtreating public in a condescending manner simply because they arenot church staff 
Oppression:
I have witnessed on several occasions that the church hasthreatened to bar people from going up the bridge and thereby denying them their spiritual freedom unless they do as they aretold. It becomes a hostage situation when a very few people candecide to bar the rest of mankind from attaining spiritual freedom.
1.3.
L. Ron Hubbard says to “Never use lies in PR" {7}.The Church of Scientology is lying to its public and the public at large when itrefers to the number of Scientologists world­wide. Figures of 8 or even 10million are given by the church. Any Scientologist should be able to calculatethat this is a vastly exaggerated number, at least by a factor of ten – probably even more.
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