Blog: Seven things we're not supposed to remember - 2009-07-19
As a member of today's Brave New World of Scientology, it is helpful to have selective memory loss. There are certain things we are not supposed to remember. And in case you've forgotten the things you are supposed to forget, here is a list of the key ones:
1. The 1986 LRH Memorial Event: We are not supposed to remember this event, or the fact that it was announced that LRH had passed the torch to a couple named Pat and Annie Broeker. There was an issue about this time, signed by LRH, granting Pat and Annie the rank of Loyal Officers. No mention was made of David Miscavige. Within about a year, Pat Broker had mysteriously disappeared, and David Miscavige was in charge. What happened to Pat Broeker? We are supposed to forget that he ever existed. And the video is no longer available from the Church. You don't believe it? Go in and ask for a copy. It is, however, available on the internet.
2. OT XV: That's right, OT Fifteen. At that same event, it was announced that LRH had completed the OT Levels, which extended up to OT XV. They were fully written up and codified, we were told, awaiting only their release by Scientology Management. That was 23 years ago. Twenty-three years! And only one of these levels has been released, OT VIII. In fact, several different versions of OT VIII have been released. One might legitimately ask how "several versions" could exist of a level that had been fully researched and codified. But I digress. OT VIII is the only one that has been released - and that was 20 years ago. But no further levels. We keep hearing that the release of OT IX and X are immanent. It was supposed to happen, we were told, "when all Orgs reach the size of Old Saint Hill." Which brings us to our next item.