Why did a 26-year-old 'Clear' kill herself at Scientology's spiritual mecca? - 2018-07-27
In 2015, our correspondent Rod Keller posted at his own website a photo from Scientology's South Coast mission in Orange County, California (see above). It featured a young woman named Kristi Bouck showing off a document indicating that she had attested to "Clear."
The state of Clear was the original goal of Dianetics when L. Ron Hubbard began his movement in 1950. It has been superseded since then, but it remains an important intermediate milestone for any Scientologist and can take years to obtain.
Kristi Bouck grew up in a Scientology family in Orange County, and going Clear meant that she was on her way to L. Ron Hubbard's promised superhuman powers. She had previously spent some time in Scientology's "Sea Organization," the most dedicated hardcore group in the church.