Phil Spickler is a class VIII auditor from 1952, working with Ron. In March 5th he will be 82 years young. :)
Please, stop by at his website “From Stanford With Love” to read his articles, see more videos, to comment or to just say hello to a friend that he is been to us.
Part 1: Phil talks about Dianetics – what it does for people and particularly what it did to Phil himself.
Part 2: Phil shares his views on a famous Policy Letter “Keeping Scientology Working”.
Part 3: What is wrong with religions? – Phil raises the question in this last part of the video.
By Tony Ortega
Wed., Apr. 4 2012 at 8:00 AM
For years, Mike Rinder was the Church of Scientology’s chief spokesman and executive director of the Office of Special Affairs, its intelligence wing. In 2007, his defection was among the most surprising in an exodus of high-ranking officials from the church. Since then, he’s given several interviews, but none as complete as the videotaped discussions we had with him last month in his Florida home. In this first segment, he describes the conditions in “The Hole,” Scientology’s notorious concentration camp for fallen executives at its California headquarters. In other segments, Rinder also talks about the confessions forced out of prisoners, the constant indoctrination of church members, and much, much, more…
First, some background that we picked up while getting a tour of Scientology’s spiritual home.
Rinder was born in 1955 to Ian and Barbara Rinder in Adelaide. (He has two younger siblings, Andrew and Judy.) Ian was an entrepreneur and owned a series of businesses, including a wholesale grocery distributor, an aerosol canning company, a travel agency, a restaurant — he even raised goats at one time. Barbara kept the books.
Mike went to private schools growing up. “They were Christian but non-denominational. There were a lot of private schools in Adelaide,” he says, calling it Australia’s version of Omaha or Des Moines.
In 1959 or 1960, Rinder’s parents became interested in Scientology — L. Ron Hubbard had given lectures in Melbourne around that time, and left behind some active groups there and in Adelaide. After moving to Sydney for about a year, the Rinders then made a pilgrimage to Saint Hill Manor in England in 1966 or 1967 that lasted nine months. (Hubbard had just left the manor, which remains to this day Scientology’s European headquarters.) After a second trip to Saint Hill a few years later, Rinder had twice been around the world by ship by the time he was 15 years old.
Some recent success stories from the Midwest Tech Center in the USA!
Frank Davis Class8 Snr CS
ARC Straightwire is a great exercise for my file-clerk. He’s “doing perfect” right now. I have very good recall instantly after auditors command and I have my ARC grooving to all 8 Dynamics. And I can’t wait to move on up the Bridge. Thank you very much my auditor Frank Davis for the Standard Tech and thanks to LRH for having it.
Svetlana 11-27-09 Read the rest of this entry »
My friend Roger Weller asked me to post this success story for him. He wrote a terrific success story after we did the first 5 steps of Super Power. He recently went up to Toronto where Pierre finished the rest of the rundowns on him. He wanted to share his wins with you all.
I just completed the last 5 steps of the original super power.
I did the Study Green Form,
the Original Flag only Student Booster Rundown,
The False Data Loss Rundown, Parts 1 and 2,
The Cause Rundown, which had nothing to do with running around a pole,
The Power of Choice Rundown, and
The Perception Rundown, where you address all 55 perceptics, and which was VERY cool.
My last sucess story mentions the first 5 Rundowns of Super Power that I did with Trey. Read the rest of this entry »
10/25/09 Grade 0
I picked up a point where I had made a decision as a young child and that decision, which made sense at the time, really affected the way I have been handling life–be careful, don’t get close, keep quiet, don’t say anything that will get you in trouble, etc – gone. Somewhat scary as I hide behind those things at times. What we did with the grade zero processes cleaned up a lot of areas I had my attention on–brought my affinity up, forgave myself really widened the FN. Thanks. SS
10/26/09 Grade 1
Peace and calm–when you are playing the “human” game you are supposed to be “worried,” “concerned,” “struggling,” and generally efforting your way through life. Half of the gains are giving yourself permission to not play the game and then the other half is being able to spot the spots and realize where the counter effort is coming from. Most of the counter-intention comes from within. Once that’s handled–others’ counter intention has nothing to stick to. SS
10/28/09 Grade 4
Years ago I did a service-facsimile* handling and always wondered whether or not there was something else. Sure enough, way down–hidden away in a little tiny space–there it was. Not a big mean one but a tiny one that was effecting life. Sometimes I would have reactions in situations that I really didn’t understand and now it makes sense and I don’t need to have those reactions anymore. Thanks. SS
(*Service-facsimile: a picture that makes oneself right and others wrong.)
10/28/09 Auditing Program
Les and Anita–Thanks. Thanks for making it a safe space where I could finally finish off something that I started years ago and wondered if I would ever be able to finish. Now I am finally ready to get on with the next thing.
from the Dallas area,
permission to publish.
Les and Anita Warren
Life Improvement Center
(Note that the auditor, is willing to travel to audit.
I tried to join the Scientology_Works group, but couldn’t figure out how to join. :(. But aside from that little non win, I have been winning BIG TIME!!!! I’m back to feeling like the big being I was many many years ago, but lost along the wayside with the little losses that add up to BIG losses and then all of a sudden can hardly get out of bed. You brought me back. And I know I had to look at the awful stuff, but you were there to make me DO it. I wonder if you have any idea of what you really did. I haven’t cried for a very long time. I have a BIG smile on my face and probably look kind of goofy, but I don’t care. I feel better physically, look younger, feel younger and have been accomplishing a lot. I even got out my paint box and started painting. I’ve been driving all over the place and am not afraid to drive anymore. The jobs are coming my way like mad, and though they are not my life dream jobs, it’s giving me some money and satisfaction. I have a lot of energy and am not tired anymore. My left eye still has the cataract, but I’ve been pushing through and driving anyway. I can see when I decide to see. So, I don’t know how to thank you, but know that I thank you from the bottom of my heart and take a HUGE win on bringing a dying being back to life. (Although, we can’t die really, lol, it sure feels worse than death.)
From Pat and Ray Kreniks group in Washinton state
My win on Upper Level II is mostly about the C/S’s expert handling.
Pat’s sixth-sense style of C/Sing is like a marvel of science. She is fearless. Where the church organization throws out returnees on their ear, Pat is willing to dust them off and inspect what Hubbard REALLY did with us last life.
My win is how grateful I am, every day since I found her, that there is a safe place for me to pursue the bridge. It’s the only reason I came back. Until I met Pat, it was the only thing I couldn’t do. It had been a sad lifetime for a long time when she scraped me off the tarmac and said, “Well, look at YOU.”
Since I found Elma, time and time again she has C/Sed the exact action, exactly for ME — like something from movies. She delivers daily what the church could easily do with us, but they run away screaming for some reason. Makes you wonder what they’re gonna do in the future as more and more of us return.
Everyone should come to Elma. You can really be and do here.