The Bridge to Nowhere
For anyone who didn’t notice, Marty Rathbun dropped a major bomb on his blog today.
“For a decade and a half Scientologists were urged to contribute to their local orgs so as to make them the size of Old St Hill as LRH postulated. DM dangled the promise of the release of OT IX and X as the prize when the target was met. DM did this knowing he hasn’t a clue how to compile OT IX and X and couldn’t deliver on the promise if he ever intended to.”
In 1986, at the LRH Memorial Event in Los Angeles, it was announced that LRH had completed the OT Levels up to OT XV. We were told at that event that these levels were fully written up and codified, awaiting only their release by Scientology Management.
That was 24 years ago. Children have been born, grown up and graduated college since that announcement was made.
Only one of these levels has been released, OT VIII. That level was released 21 years ago. And, as noted here, there have been three different versions of OT VIII. Three different versions of a level supposedly “fully compiled” in 1986. But no OT IX and X.
Of course, there has been plenty of talk about OT IX and X. Lots of talk, lots of promises. The release of OT IX and X was supposed to happen, we were told, “when all Orgs reach the size of Old Saint Hill.” Nowadays, one never hears about “Saint Hill Size Orgs.” Now it’s “Ideal Orgs.” And we still hear tantalizing hints about “OT IX and X” – “come to this special briefing and hear about plans to release OT IX and X.” “Donate now and ensure the future release of OT IX and X.”
And OT VIIIs are called to the Freewinds for “OT IX and X Preps.”
But year after year goes by, and these levels are not released.
We all know the Church is desperate for money. We see it in every phone call, every e-mail, every briefing. Don’t you think, if they had new OT Levels in hand, they would find some way to release them? But they don’t.
Here’s the deep, dark secret they don’t want you to know:
They don’t exist.
What does exist, according to former Int Base staff, is a number of file cabinets of LRH’s session folders from the last few years of his life, containing his worksheets and notes. They are not compiled into OT levels. They are not codified in any way. And no one, not even the great David Miscavige, has any idea how to compile them.
Marty added this to the comments section of his post:
“I witnessed David Miscavige with my own eyes and ears twice unequivocally indicate he did not have a clue how to get OT IX and X compiled.”
But, you ask, what about that 1986 event where it was announced that they were fully compiled, all ready for release? Well, just recall what else was announced at that event – for instance, that LRH had handed over the reins to Pat Broeker. Later we were told that wasn’t true. So what else about that event wasn’t true?
What does this mean for Scientologists? Well, you can either wait another 24 years or so, toeing the line, keeping your nose clean, doing whatever the Church says, donating your money, hoping for that promised release of further OT Levels.
Or you can recognize the current Church of Scientology for what it is.
A Bridge to Nowhere.