Blog: Scientology Insider Dan Koon - Part 1 of His Story - 2016-09-03
Former Sea Org member Dan Koon worked in the compilations unit of Scientology (RTRC) where Hubbard's writings were turned into official Scientology books, lectures, and publications. Many of these products were sold to Scientologists and the public and thus represented a significant income stream for the Church. Accordingly, David Miscavige micromanaged compilations and Dan worked closely with Miscavige. After leaving the Sea Org, Dan Koon later helped Ron Miscavige Sr. to write his New York Times bestselling book — Ruthless: Scientology, My Son David Miscavige, and Me.
Dan Koon had a long and fascinating career in the Sea Org. Part 1 is an introduction to Dan Koon and an overview of Dan's career. In Part 2 we will get into specifics and discuss Ron Miscavige Sr.'s book Ruthless.
It is hard to do Dan's career justice in just one hour. For many years Dan worked in Scientology's Technical Research and Compilations Unit. This is where "Scientology" is codified by research, editing, and studying Hubbard's original writings. Decisions are made by David Miscavige as to what the "Tech" is and what LRH meant. The compilation of Super Power, GAT, and GAT II began in this unit based on orders from David Miscavige.