Kirstie Alley, the Scientology Celebrity Centre, and that time we lost a teenager - 2021-10-31
"Where's my thisther?" I asked the lady on the other end of the phone.
I was hiding out in the Treasury department, which was in the basement at the Hollywood Celebrity Centre. My office was on the third floor. My title was Staff Section Officer, I was a Sea Org department head in charge of staff training, which Scientology takes very seriously.
It was 1996, and leader David Miscavige was about to release his first big alteration to Scientology's processes, which he was going to call the "Golden Age of Technology." Everyone was under incredible pressure to make the roll-out of Miscavige's big initiative a success, and that meant getting a lot of people secretly trained on GAT before the announcement was made. This way, once Miscavige presented GAT to the Scientology world, there would already be a small army of people trained and ready to start moving the public through it.