In Scientology, the grift of its own members just never ends - 2018-02-04
Rod Keller helps us understand a longtime practice in Scientology, an organization that never tires of taking advantage of its own suckers.
Public Scientologists who can confront the MEST universe have begun in-house renos at two planned Ideal Orgs in the UK this week. Unless you are a former Scientologist that sentence may need some unpacking. Publics are the non-staff members and have been volunteering at the planned Ideal Orgs in Manchester and what we think will be called the Newcastle Ideal Org in Gateshead. They have begun renovations, known as "renos," consisting for now of some fence painting and demolition.
The MEST universe is Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard's acronym for Matter, Energy, Space and Time. His theory is that spirit, or Theta, is capable of creating and controlling MEST and much of Scientology involves regaining the ability to confront and control it. The definition of an Operating Theta, or OT is "knowing and willing cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time (MEST)." Confronting MEST helps make you more OT.