(((Editor's comments in triple parenthesis - Homer)))
AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL SCIENTOLOGISTS
from David Mayo
Editor's Copyright (C) 1992 A Voice of the Free Zone (Electra)
Redistribution rights granted for non commercial purposes.
((Editor's comments in double parentheses - Electra))
((This letter is circa 1985.))
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 knew 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 ((local Organization)) 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 ((Hubbard Communications Office Secretary))
, 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.
((A Congress was a series of lectures that LRH gave over a
period of months to a specially collected congregation of students.
They were recorded and later formed the basis of various courses.
For example the 'Anatomy of the Spirit of Man Congress' circa
1966, Ref HCOB, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin 29 Sept
In 1962 I did the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course under Ron
and Mary Sue ((Hubbard)), graduating with honors. ((The
SHSBC, Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, is the notorious 'Wall
of Tapes'. On this course the advanced student listened to every
lecture that LRH ever gave, in time order, up to present time
in order to gain a clear understanding of the track of Scientology
and its development. After the rigorous Training and Internships
that this course provided, students were expected to be flubless
auditors after this course. For a long time the Wall of Tapes
were mostly confidential, but now the Church has released the
entire SHSBC series to the public.)) 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 ((myself)) under
LRH, as the Senior C/S ((Senior Case Supervisor)).
In September 1973, LRH appointed me as the Senior C/S Flag ((Senior
Case Supervisor at the Flag Land Base, at the Fort Harrison Hotel
in Clear Water Florida, or the Flag Ship Apollo)) and during
this period I also became the C/S for LRH's ((personal))
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. ((NOTS means New Era Dianetics for
Operating Thetans. A Thetan is a being, either in a body or out
of a body. An Operating Thetan is one who has regained his ability
to remain outside of the body at will. Audited NOTS means that
the auditing is received from another person, the auditor. Solo
NOTS means you Solo Audit it yourself under the direction of your
Case Supervisor. NOTS is a very advanced form of Dianetics used
mostly on post-clear Operating Thetans.))
In mid-1979 I assisted him with technical research and with the
export and training of the first auditors and C/S's on new tech.
Apart from some return visits to Flag (and other Orgs) to handle
out-tech ((degraded or misapplied or suppressive 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
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. ((A 'hat' is a
post that you assume with all its skills, duties, accountabilities
and responsibilities.)) (After the passage of this 20-25 years,
he stated that he would return in his next lifetime to re-assume
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! ((Correction is a level of the
Scientology Awareness Characteristics Chart, "Scientology
0-8, the Book of Basics". The "0-8" refers to going
from 0 to infinity, the 8 refers to the eighth dynamic of Supreme
Being or infinity. The 8 is meant to be an infinity sign on its
side. It is a reference to the route taken by a being as he travels
from Raw Meat to Super Operating Thetan. Correction is a point
on the Awareness Characteristic Chart that proceeds in part: Prediction,
Activity, Production, Result, Correction and Ability in ascending
order. In other words to produce anything including greater ability
in a person, you must first make Predictions as to what actions
will cause what effects, then you must engage on that course of
Action. This gets you into Production and this produces a Result.
However the result must then be Quality Checked and this is Correction.
Once your product has gone through all these steps it comes out
as a valuable final product, which in this case is the Ability
of your preclear to be an Operating Thetan and freely self determined
Spiritual Being no longer in a meat body. Although this scale
is used within Scientology to form the flow of its Technical Production
line, producing Operating Thetans, it can be used in any area
of production from government to making hamburgers.)) 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 ((communication 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 ((failed)), I left in
The next few months were spent recovering my physical health and
TAKING PRECAUTIONS TO HANDLE VARIOUS THREATS AGAINST ME AND MY
FRIENDS. ((Capitalization added)).
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. ((Capitalization added.)) 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: 1) Your open, unsuppressed communication,
2) the tech itself, unyielding and senior to any and all political
turmoil, and 3) a viewpoint of understanding as to what is behind
us, and to what surely lies ahead.
There is a story of an ancient statesmen 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,
Ability Advancement Center Address and phone number
6800 S. W. 40th Street current as of 11/14/93.
Miami, Fl 33155