Dan Koon – “It just can’t happen”

Independent Scientologist Dan Koon aka Joe Howard – ex Int Base Sea Org Member (1977 – 2004),
LRH Technical Reseasch & Compilations Unit Director.

I was on the set shooting EM 1, “Man the Unfathomable” in September 1978 when LRH took ill and disappeared. I was playing the shaman in the original version of the film and we were on location shooting a scene where I come out from my cave, dejected that my drumming and chants and bitter drink did not revive my patient, who died. We finished the shot and LRH went into his motorhome that he used between set ups. He never came back out and after a lengthy delay, David Roussouw (RIP) directed the last shot of the day.

Soon after, David Mayo showed up from Flag. I don’t know the details of what transpired except that LRH recovered and several weeks later we saw him out around the property again on his afternoon walks. Coincident with that we saw some transcripts of talks that were the first details of a new tech development that became NOTs. The transcripts were soon recalled and we did not see them again.

Here is what I suspect: a) NOTs rolled out much as Marty has detailed above (that is how we compiled things in RTRC) and b) LRH would have died had he been handled by another auditor.

That Mayo later asserted to be the author of the materials doesn’t seem out of the realm of possibility given his circumstances at the time. Imagine Marty trying to do what he is doing with no internet, or any of us for that matter.

I also agree entirely with Mike’s comment that no auditor, including Mayo, would begin inventing things mid-session, particularly on LRH in the physical condition he was in at the time.

The real mystery to me is how LRH could have held David Mayo in such high regard in April 1982 that he wrote several long, long dispatches to him about the future of Tech including whether David should set up a corporation separate from church management so tech research would not become commingled with management’s day to day production push, yet by summer of 1982, LRH was calling Mayo the lowest dog on the face of the earth. Makes no sense at all. One month, LRH is putting all the tech into Mayo’s hands. Three months later, he has him running around a tree in the boiling Hemet summer heat. Makes no sense.

DM [David Miscavige], no doubt, was all over the lines, forwarding his own agenda. 1982 was the most chaotic year of my 27 in the S.O. and DM had ample opportunity to work his black magic.

(Speaking of Tech, I was reminded recently that LRH advised some pcs be put directly onto NOTs bypassing OT III as a pilot to see how it ran.)

It sure would be interesting if David Mayo (and the others who were taken out with him: Merrill Mayo, Julie Gillespie Mayo, Penny Eldredge and Scheri Al-Jibouri, who is still at the Int Base) were to tell his story. No one can be a good auditor and C/S and then turn into a lousy one. It just can’t happen. One can become involved in organizational difficulties and solve them poorly but one can’t audit LRH for years, be appointed the first Snr C/S Int, audit LRH back to health and provide him 8 more years of life and then turn into Evil personified. Can’t happen.

Maybe someday we will get the full story.

This post is a copy of the comment that Dan Koon made on another website:


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  • Comments (2)
    • AnonIndie
    • January 19th, 2014

    Thanks for posting this Dan.  I always wondered about this. I was just a kid when I hear about “Mayo NOTs.”  Even in my immature, untrained state, something about that party line just stuck.  

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      • Argos
      • April 16th, 2014

              Hi guys!
                             Nobody came ever closer to Ron Hubbard case than David Mayo!
       Well, nobody but,,, and here is the full story,,,
                        First of all keep in mind that Ron start to lose all senses of reality in April 1953…
                 the factors, by January 1954, he came to decide that he is going to sell what he found,
            what he believed to be the truth, assuming himself to be the first realized GOD…
            by 1963, he just went nuts, the rest is history, the history of a cult and its worshiped leader
         and founder, the only problem here is that Ron was a guy like no others ever, Mayo admit that
          auditing Ron was 100 times more powerful than auditing a single preclear…
        To understand how Scientology worked,[still] is to understand that the guy had [still]a granted
         ability to UNDO KARMAS, OK, I know, this seems strange, well wait the rest! OK, to give some
         mass to my statement: for those who experienced Scientology, auditing, trainings, check back
          with critical eyes  that the auditor is trained to apply the tech in a such way that it was[still]
         Ron’s intention to directly audited you, or trained you, remember a moment of decreasing
         arc with Ron, and the auditing stopped to produce results, remember a rise in affinity with LRH
         and every things started to glow, and auditing made you exterior, exhilarating…
         Now you have some mass, and you start to understand, I hope, that I am not kidding…
         Ron was not aware how it worked, but KNEW it worked, so is the endless dramatization of
        Scientologists, or ex Scientologists, about <THE TECH WORKS> <let’s keep the tech>
        Bill Robertson style!
                                     Well, Ron went nuts in the early sixties, and you know OT III …Xenu…
                    being really over the top, sending thousands in endless confusion, this things happen
            when one is not understood for who he really is, then one starts to act eratically, without
           regard for others, Ron knew his power of suggestion to be so great that he could make
           believed anything, many still try to come to reality after ”buying” these incredible incidents
                                And Mayo himself could not believe what he was supposed to believe…
         about the OT III story, and when Hubbard asked him for help, this is what he found, the
        OT III story was the result of Hubbard auditing himself, the charges were there still, not erased
       the charges were about huge atomic explosions, clustering of entities and souls by the billions!
      and Hubbard came with the Xenu story, not understanding that the meter could not make the
      difference between fiction and reality, the charges were real, but in the future, not in the long
       time past, Mayo discover that with Ron, and …, Ron case was[still] is a retro incarnation from
       the future, a clustering of clustering of souls from a terrible future event,[nuclear war] sent back
          in time  as a super
         clustered soul to be incarnated in two bodies at once, in two different countries, both these
        got along with the mission to start a world religion, a given ability in order to achieve that goal
        Ron got the ability to undo karmas in the ratio he receives admiration particles from entangled
         souls…the other guy received the ability to grant ability, explosive combination!
                                              IN THE RATIO he understand about Scientology, without being
                            involved, yet both were meeting…[still]
                  Hubbard recovered, and first admit to himself his misunderstanding, and put Mayo,
      who saved his life, in high consideration, the problem is that he realized in 1982 that the power
      he had was proportional to him not knowing he was back from future, then he went mad at Mayo
      and abused him, David Miscavidge took the opportunity to assert his agenda, and Ron started a
      spiraling descent to hell, and died soon in a very low condition of being, mentally disable,
      deserted, alone, betrayed, desowned and murdered…
                                            that the whole story why in a matter of three months, Mayo became
                         the one to destroy…

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