Scientology staffers: Putting up with chaos and hardships as they hope for promised OT powers - 2019-05-01
David Miscavige announced recently that the new "Advanced Org" in South Africa has been deemed "Saint Hill Size." That made us think of a piece Sunny Pereira wrote for us about her stint in the "Universe Corps," the special troops that were the promised reward for taking your org to that mythic level. We thought you'd enjoy her account of parachuting into a foreign country in chaos to deliver super powers to a starving crew.
In May and June 2002, I was working at Scientology's middle management building, the Hollywood Guaranty Building or HGB on Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar. (On the ground floor is the L. Ron Hubbard Life Exhibition.) I was part of something called the Universe Corps, and I was being groomed to be sent to deliver OT Levels to whichever org was next pronounced Saint Hill Size.
I know that's a lot of jargon, so let me explain it a little. A big part of Scientology is the idea that its churches around the world, known as "orgs," were constantly competing with each other to bring in more money and deliver more auditing and courses than the others. That competition was part of Scientology's overall goal to "Clear the planet" and eventually take over the world.