(Originally posted by OldAuditor on October 7, 2010 – comments are included)
In my occupation as an auditor helping recovering Scientologists, I frequently encounter highly trained Sea Org executives with unexpected blind spots in their ability to apply standard tech to their daily lives.
These are intelligent and very decent people who have spent many years trying to do what is right in an increasingly insane church environment. Most of them feel very strongly about the necessity of using standard tech, but when it comes to application of same, something interesting happens.
In a conversation with an old friend yesterday, I suddenly grasped the enormity of the curse which has been laid on unsuspecting Scientology Staff and public by current church management. This is the curse:
Getting trained in actual, verifiable spiritual truths in a suppressive environment is an insidious form of mind control.
The student can see that the material is true, but is forbidden or is prevented from applying the material standardly and is forced into a robotic state where conflicting realities cannot be resolved and independent thinking shuts down.
Example One: Student learns the characteristics of a suppressive person including “Methods used by the subject to control others”. Student realizes that certain people in his environment and the current head of the church are Suppressive persons and feels great relief at this discovery. Student is severely reprimanded and punished for attempting to name suppressive senior scientologists as Suppressive. Student learns to keep mouth shut if she wants to go up the Bridge and attain “Spiritual Freedom”.
Example Two: Student does various PTS/SP courses and has the certificates to prove it. Student is unable to recognize suppressive people in daily life and falls prey to them on a continuing basis. Student can recognize higher tones but is blind to the danger of lower tone levels. Students who are immersed in an environment where “No Sympathy” is the highest tone level seen have an altered frame of reference for viewing life energy, which is what tone level represents. The false enthusiasm of 1.1 or the glee of insanity is the nearest substitute for cheerfulness they can recognize.
It seems that getting access to real spiritual data is only part of the equation. Being allowed to experiment with it and using it to produce real results is what is requires to achieve mastery of the subject.
In a suppressive environment, every precaution is taken to prevent the student or PC from using their abilities in a self-determined way. Try doing an assist or helping someone study in a church environment and you will get severely reprimanded for your squirrel activity. Try relying on your OT abilities and refusing a squirrelly off-policy and semi-criminal reg cycle and you will be threatened with an “ethics handling”.
The real problem is that even after leaving the church, the hapless staff member or public person has no idea of the inadequacies of the training and coaching they have received.
(The PC or OT who receives auditing in this environment is an object of pity from those of us who remember when tech was really standard and produced results.)
A suppressive environment will find ways to pervert and worsen even the best of spiritual technology.
Fortunately, you can get patched up quite easily when you find an independent Scientology practitioner who has your interests at heart and follows the Auditor’s Code.
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