Scientologists use faith healing to convince fire victims they're actually helping - 2019-11-24
Australia's largest city, Sydney, is surrounded by brush fires. Smoke covered the city this week leading some residents to seek medical attention. Six have died so far and more than 2.5 million acres and hundreds of homes have been burned. As we reported last year, disasters of this scale are an opportunity for Scientology to work on "safepointing" their Ideal Orgs, and to disseminate founder L. Ron Hubbard's "assist" technology (light massages with quack healing claims).
Firefighters are working across huge areas of New South Wales and Queensland, but Scientology Volunteer Ministers are based primarily at the Hawkesbury Fire Control Centre in Wilberforce, a suburb northwest of Sydney. Scientologist Andrew Gason is helping coordinate the effort through the AOSH ANZO facility in Chatswood West. In his request for help "Non-E" means Non-Existence in Scientology, a state just above "Liability" on L. Ron Hubbard's scale of conditions. It's the condition assigned to Scientologists starting a new endeavor or project.