((Editor's comments in double parenthesis - Homer))
A Few Notes About LRH (1)
BY O.J. ROOS, HOLLAND (2)
Editor's Copyright (C) 1992 A Voice of the Free Zone (Electra)
Redistribution rights granted for non commercial purposes.
((This article by Otto Roos has a sort of weird cast to it,
it alternates between being extremely laudatory and not so laudatory
about LRH. This is because Otto originally wrote it as a 'no entheta'
article for Antony Phillips as explained in footnote (1) below.
Antony sent it back and asked Otto to unwater things down. So
apparently Otto merely stuck in a few places of criticism that
seems on the whole to be correct but poetically out of place considering
the tone of the rest of the article.))
Over the years I have had much contact with LRH, mainly on Auditing
Technical matters, especially in the Saint Hill UK and in the
Sea Org days.
Early 1966 I had originated and set up one of the first 'OT Projects',
the LRH Finance Committee, to establish the exact amount owed
to LRH by Scientology. The final amount, he said, he 'forgave'
The true amount owed was not all that much but he added several
millions on the price, being 'the cost and goodwill of Saint Hill'.
The 'forgiving' was a grand PR gesture. He personally never paid
a cent towards SHUK.
LRH as Teacher
He had a near total memory for details of places, names, events,
etc. His tremendous ability to recall details was phenomenal.
His knowledge of and his willingness to explain data, in this
case the points of energy flow, later seen in financial policy,
He explained the movement of people and the flow of moneys through
businesses in a combination which outlined the ideal flow lines
in any organized endeavor. This scheme, originally laid out on
cardboard in his own handwriting, later became known as the Organization
Board. He explained its background, where it came from, its flow
lines, etc., in order to clarify the cohesion of auditing technology
and organizational policy.
To go into this in detail would be too lengthy. Organizationally,
when correctly applied, it built me very successful businesses.
He was always a Researcher and Teacher, a Relay Point of Information!
He, like I, often worked at night and used to wander around Saint
Hill and later on the Flagship at late hours and would discuss
matters of Tech and Policy. He was most anxious in his wishes
to truly be duplicated and went to any lengths to have this happen.
In recent years I have heard him being accused of "authoritarianism",
and though this was the case, in my experience he always, in his
own way, had great care in his efforts to get the Tech correctly
applied. In his Solo Research of the Upper Levels and with his
Research Auditors he was very exact and strict indeed in his Training
and C/Sing, but he would spend any amount of effort to bring genuine
understanding. Even when I was running the practical training
of the Flag top auditors, he would come and supervise and personally
train myself in the art of training!
LRH was an entirely different person when dealing with, talking
about, and explaining points of technology or policy, especially
when he was speaking on a one to one basis.
He was then different in that he was relaxed, and keyed out. He
even went to the point of calling me to his bedroom to have a
person he himself trained to talk to, to enable him to sort things
out for himself.
Especially on technical matters he wanted to be sure to be duplicated.
As mentioned in my letter to Antony, he was completely different
when keyed out. We all are, but not many have as much to be keyed
LRH as auditor
Also when being audited by him, he created a space which was safe
beyond belief. Especially in the days of work on "OT Abilities",
like levitation, exteriorisation from the physical universe (in
the early days of the then OT 8 and upward on Flag in early 1968)
he was a completely different man.
This was no "hidden data", but such personal lectures
gave quite another insight in the materials covered, especially
as he gave many examples out of his personal (very long) experience
to clarify the points made. The worth of these talks was inexpressible
in terms of material value.
LRH as research C/S
When he suddenly wanted further Testing/Research Auditing done
into specific phenomena, the basic causes of them as well as the
correct ways to handle them, were looked for and established.
When LRH was on the trail of something in his research he never
left off until he discovered, isolated, analysed and found ways
to handle what he was after. Although this put quite a lot of
strain on him and his body as well as on the few auditors who
participated in this work I have never known him to stop until
the point had been fully handled! This has been the way in which
he worked for as long as I have known him. For example, years
before the Sea Org a terminal cancer case on the Clearing Course
had to be gotten through as major research project. She was on
this Solo Course way ahead of myself (the auditor), which did
not exactly make for easy auditing. His C/Sing got her through!
John McMaster (the world's first clear) had the pleasure of verifying
her Clear State, after which she immediately left the body. (In
the old days Clears did not just attest, but we were subjected
to a series of tests. We had to be able to produce certain E-meter
phenomena at will, we had to be able to demonstrate certain theta
The auditing of this pc was done under LRH daily supervision briefing,
showing not only the exactness he was capable of but even more
She was a very old friend of his from the 1950 days and he successfully
did everything he could do to get her before her death to the
state of Clear. I had to actually audit her through the Clearing
Very early OT Practical Research started in the mid sixties with
the OT 2 Project Whole Track Recall, with myself as In Charge.
We were briefed by LRH. This was a Mission to Ireland which had
to do with special sections of OT 2. The briefing he gave was
painstakingly accurate. The activity was top secret, we had to
depart and return without mentioning our destination or purpose
to anyone. The Mission was auditing technically a success, showing,
as it did, the validity of Whole Track Recall. He was searching
for (and found!) practical uses of this data in daily life. A
few years later some of the auditing data was used for his "Mission
into Time" in the Mediterranean.
In those years his Solo Research, and his supervision of the research
work done by his auditors, was done on the same lines of the unbelievable
precision he later worked at instilling into Class X to XII trainees
in the days when he still personally supervised their training
LRH as supervisor
The original Class VIII course was the true beginning of this
precision. It was enforced by throwing students who had goofed
(and that was each and every one of us somewhere along the line!)
overboard. This was, especially for non swimmers, at times a horrifying
experience. At later stage, when C/Sing some of the pc folders
of students who had had this happen to them, it proved to have
been absolutely terrifying. The ship was very high to be thrown
off of! When I became Flag C/S I stopped this Practice, because
I couldn't see the use of doing it, even though I had continued
the Practice when Flag C/S until I discovered what it had done
to some auditors. However, LRH had said that "we can make
top auditors in 3 weeks" and "therefore we could".
Completely absurd, but that was the law!
It made auditing totally unsafe, broke many well will- ing auditors,
and ruined a lot of well intentioned stu- dents. He then, in September
1968 in the first Class VIII course continued the "quickies"
which had been first introduced together with the F/N in SHUK
in 1966, which led to high incomes, low results. His insistence
on precision in auditing technology (he called it the Standard)
was something which really characterized LRH, yet at the same
time there always was the need to make money, money, money, and,
I'm afraid to say, technical integrity was sacrificed on the altar
of money! The sacrifice of technical integrity and the skill of
trainee auditors on the altar of the quick buck was one of the
major causes of the later often alleged "short com- ings"
of the Tech.
This became very real to me after, as Flag C/S, having C/Sed many
folders from the orgs under LRH supervision on Flag. The money
attitude just mentioned spread into organizations all having to
have "up statistics", mainly consisting of money. In
view of the above it is also very clear WHY a lot of work turned
out the way it did. When money (income from students and pc's)
is the great statistic, unintended overt production runs rife.
This was very often well justified and lied about, I may add.
LRH wrote that none of the pc's ever left Flag without being exterior
with full perception. This was patently untrue! In pure auditing
technology he was just LRH! In this area he had a quality of just
knowing, a certainty he al- ways sought to pass on to those who
worked with him directly on these lines and this is something
hard to relay in words. If one could describe experiencing coexisting
knowingness, that would be it with this man.
This, however, only happened with the few who were around him
for long enough to master the data under his supervision. The
many overboards I could take in my stride as I was fortunate enough
to be a good swimmer. From my own personal experience I can say
that mistakes made in upper level research really hurt in mind
and body. LRH must have been hit severely with his already much
older body, and with every process ever developed (usually wrongly)
run on him, especially in the old days, prior to the modern data
governing the techniques of overrun, rehabilitation and listing
& null- ing.
The "creaks" (a horrible sensation of one's back and
spinal cord being twisted out of place) turned on by misaligning
and wrongly running GPM's, once put me into doctor's hands in
Las Palmas, when working on OT II-III research. It nearly killed
him with his much older body and I ended up with severe eye injuries.
John McMaster, another research auditor broke his foot in experiments
of levitation, and I suffered horrendous chest and head somatics
when running control procedures over long distances.
There have been many of such instances and incidents. He was not
the Source of the data, it has always been there, he was not even
the Source of the way out and through, but he was the relay point
who found and communicated this route for others to duplicate.
Especially research auditing was not an "easy way" for
him, his body, or his research auditors, but he, and thereby we,
got through! The even later work on more advanced OT levels became
progressively tougher. Running GPM's is a procedure which was
extensively used in the '60's. It handled Goals and contained
lots of listing procedures. As the modern rules of listing were
not known back then, many auditing mistakes of severe nature occurred.
Otto J. Roos
(1) Amended as per 11.11.90 request from Antony Phillips on 16.11.90.
(Editors Note) The first article I received from Otto, I felt
could just has well appeared in Source, with full church censorship
in force. As I felt that our readers were entitled to 'all the
facts' (see data series) and not to have possible outpoints suppressed,
I wrote to Otto asking for a more free article and this is the
result. It later turned out that there was a misunderstanding,
and Otto thought that I had said ((earlier)) that our readers
could not confront anything negative on Ron.
(2) Otto J. Roos came into Scientology in the late 1950's and
became fully trained as an auditor. He later went to Saint Hill
(England) where he became a Class VII Power auditor and worked
under LRH C/S as Case Officer SH. In 1967 he went to the "Sea
Project", as the Sea Org was called in its early beginnings,
trained under LRH on the Flag VII Course, and became Flag VIII
C/S. He was among the first Class IX to XII auditors under LRH
C/S. He then became the Flag XII C/S. After also having completed
the FEBC (Flag Executive Briefing Course), LRH appointed him as
Class XII Tech Flub Catch and Control Officer (W/W) to supervise
the application of the Tech. He also worked as Research Auditor
on the OT levels and the Advanced X to XII data. After personal
disagreements with LRH he was 'thrown out' of the Sea Org. He
arrived back in Europe with $100, and huge 'free loader debt'
to the organization which he paid while building up a world wide
network of businesses. Apart from his own ability, he ascribes
his results to his understanding and use of the Ethics, Tech,
Policy and Admin data, and upon what he learned from the personal
contact he had, working directly under and with Ron for many years.