The new Scientology OT 8s are here! Masters of matter, energy, space, and time! - 2020-03-12
Imagine spending hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars putting up with the utter nonsense of Scientology's "Bridge to Total Freedom" — years of humiliating interrogations and invasions of your privacy masqueraded as "church" activities — so you can finally get to the ultimate auditing level, Operating Thetan Level Eight, which is only delivered on the ship. Along the way, you've spent years, possibly even decades, removing "body thetans" — disembodied invisible souls hitchhiking on your person that you spend hundreds of dollars an hour to remove through arcane Scientology processing.
Also, under repetitive and trance-inducing questioning, you are "remembering" distant past lives that occurred millions of years ago on other planets, building a massive collective identity of yourself in a galaxy-spanning personal narrative you are prohibited from sharing with your fellow Scientologists, even the members of your own family. But the pull is strong, because you are led to believe that once you finally get to the top of the "Bridge," you will be an "Operating Thetan," you will achieve superhuman powers, and you will be master of "matter, energy, space, and time." In his lectures, Hubbard said that becoming an Operating Thetan was a journey of reacquiring the godlike traits that you had lost trillions of years ago, and once you have achieved "OT," you could destroy an entire planet between your thumb and forefinger.