A voice from inside the Church of Scientology: Yes, the 'Survival Rundown' drives you insane - 2015-05-08
Over the past couple of weeks, we've been posting segments from a secretly-recorded audiotape that captures a Sea Org executive, Andres Rodriguez, talking to a group of Scientologists about their courses. We've posted three portions of the recording so far — part 1, part 2, part 3.
The tape gives us a rare glimpse inside a Scientology "org" and what it's like to face the challenges of the "Bridge to Total Freedom."
In particular, we hear Rodriguez complain about the way students have been cutting corners in the "Survival Rundown," a set of processes that have been given special emphasis by Scientology leader David Miscavige. Although they occur relatively early in a Scientologist's career, many high-level members have been asked to take or retake the "SRD." As we reported recently, one of our sources inside the church told us that all of his friends who were "OT 8's" — the highest achievement on the Bridge, which can take half a million dollars or more to reach — were now working through the SRD.