An Open Letter to All Scientologists
FROM DAVID MAYO
Hello dear friends,
I am extremely happy to be able to openly communicate to you once again. It has been a long time; an overly long and somewhat difficult period for many of us. Those of you who know me may have wondered what I have been doing over the past year, so I am grateful to have this space to let you know of my activities and future plans.
I believe it is important to provide a background to all of this. It is important so that you can share my reality on the depth of my commitment to the tech and to you.
It begins in 1957, when I first contacted Dianetics and Scientology. Like many of you, I read LRH’s books and began auditing friends and acquaintances. I was so immediately impressed with the results that I moved to be near an Org and receive professional training (Hubbard Professional Auditor and Bachelor of Scientology, 1959). These were relatively simple, uncomplicated and exciting days.
After working in a Mission for a few months, I joined staff at the Auckland Org in late ’59 and worked there for eight years, mainly as the HCO Sec, but always “double-hatted” on technical posts such as auditor, supervisor, case supervisor, etc. We attended Congresses, went to LRH tape plays, studied and did various courses, gave and received auditing and became part of the excitement that was being engendered by LRH and this new religion called Scientology.
In 1962, I did the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course under Ron and Mary Sue, graduating with honors. After this, I became even more involved with technical posts and my love of the tech developed. This devotion to the tech has been a profound and guiding motivation for me to this present day.
In January 1968, I joined the Sea Org and continued my tech training, frequently working and studying under LRH; e.g., I did my technical internships under LRH, audited under LRH as the Case Supervisor and later worked as a Case Supervisor under LRH, as the Senior C/S.
In September 1973, LRH appointed me as the Senior C/S Flag and during this period I also became the C/S for LRH’s auditing, until 1975, when he moved to a different location.
In September 1978, I was called from the Flag Service Org to California to audit LRH and there I stayed on, as his auditor. In October 1978, LRH appointed me to the post of Senior C/S International. I remained in California auditing LRH on audited NOTs until he advanced onto Solo NOTS. In mid-1979, I assisted him with technical research and with the export and training of the first auditors and C/Ses on new tech. Apart from some return visits to Flag (and other Orgs) to handle out-tech, I remained on the post of Senior C/S International in California from 1978. Throughout that period, I was being trained and briefed by LRH on current tech and on his research of new tech, as yet unreleased.
In April of 1982, I received a long and detailed letter from LRH. It assigned me the full responsibility for the tech and for his technical hats for the next 20 to 25 years. (After the passage of this 20-25 years, he stated that he would return in his next lifetime to reassume his tech hats). As I sought to carry out this assigned responsibility for the tech, it became increasingly obvious that there were points that must be corrected in the area of International Management of the Church of Scientology so that the purity of the tech could be safeguarded. Indeed, correction was mandatory to even keep the tech in existence at all! My efforts to bring about these corrections of Management resulted in hostilities and the cutting of my communication line to LRH. This severance of my line to LRH was done covertly by others. This was in August of 1982. Ultimately, these hostilities culminated in my removal from post by others who had established themselves in a position of control over LRH’s comm lines. This was a period of shock, horror and very real atrocity not only for me, but for many, many high calibre, long-standing Scientology executives of proven ability. There were literally hundreds removed during this lengthy political purge. While I do not wish to go into the details of that here, suffice it to say that after all my efforts to rectify matters internally, I left in February 1983.
The next few months were spent recovering my physical health and taking precautions to handle various threats against me and my friends.
Having accomplished these two things, I am very pleased to let you know that I am again fully available to help and to serve.
My very real concern is for the purity and the standardness of the tech. And I know how important it is to all of you, and to the future.
There have been an increasing number of reported instances of out-tech today; even what appears to be a deliberate corruption of the tech. I know that this is of great concern to you, too.
Thus, I am offering my services, internationally, and I am fortunate to have the support and help of a group of very fine Scientologists.
I am convinced that we can avoid the enormous errors of the past. Indeed, we must. We do have the extraordinary advantage of several points of guidance:
- Your open, unsuppressed communication,
- the tech itself, unyielding and senior to any and all political turmoil, and
- a viewpoint of understanding as to what is behind us, and to what surely lies ahead.
There is a story of an ancient statesman who survived the collapse and self-destruction of a great civilization. Years later, when asked by historians how he had accomplished this, he stated:
“I stood above others, on higher ground, and when they were washed away by flood and ruination, I simply carried on.”
It is, I believe, as simple as that.
Please get in touch. We are here for you.
With great love,
Advanced Ability Center
1187 Coast Village Rd. #l
Montecito, CA 93108
Phone: (805) 969-3422