Got out in 1983

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  1. Shane Driscoll

    Shane Driscoll New Member


    I was CS at Adelaide Org in the early 80's. I left in about 83. The saddest thing about leaving (and I left the state) was losing contact with some great friends....... I allowed myself to get body routed in 1981, signed iup for a "Book 1" Auditing course and was blown away by the results when I did some Dianetics auditing on a girl who came in off the street. I then signed a 5 year contract and was sent to Sydney to do the Cont TTC and became a Course Super.

    I joined the organisation because I was a young (19 year old) lad on my own in a strange city and it gave me a sense of belonging which I feel is a key to recruitment in any cult. I married a girl who also worked at the org (She was Tech Sec) and we both left together and went to QLD. Anyway...... That's basicallymy story at the moment.
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  2. Miss Ellie

    Miss Ellie Miss Ellie

    Welcome and glad you both got out relationship intact. You were very lucky...
  3. DagwoodGum

    DagwoodGum Cosmic Recyclable

    I got out in 78 and then bought my first house in 81 with the monies I'd saved up by not spending on Scientology anymore.
  4. Type4_PTS

    Type4_PTS Diamond Invictus SP

    Hi Shane,.

  5. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    I hope you've had a wonderful and full life since leaving Scn behind.
  6. RogerB

    RogerB Crusader

    Welcome aboard Shane!

    A nice neatly told story . . . 1983, a vintage year :p it was the year the silly shit got at me as well.
  7. JustSheila

    JustSheila Crusader

    Welcome to ESMB, Shane! :welcome2:

    Good to have you here!
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    Lurker5 Gold Meritorious Patron

  9. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    you were a C/S in 1980's and left 3 years later.

  10. DagwoodGum

    DagwoodGum Cosmic Recyclable

    Isn't it funny how once they can lure you into committing to a contract, they put you on a fast track conveyor further and further into the spinning spiral that is Scientology?
    They don't give you any time to really question anything as there's always a "rush" involved in every cycle they put you on...
    They keep you in hyper velocity at all times thus there will be no time to properly evaluate things as you're being made to train more and more and being put into information overload so that it all bypasses your filters and takes root in your mind.
    You will read KSW more times than any other single document and number of times through will equal certainty and a whopper of a ser fac that will hold you in place for a long, long time.
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  11. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    yep, that's about my experience when I joined the SO, I only lasted about two weeks before I blew, and only about a year later recovered myself.

    It was like wham bam thank you ma, step right this way, plugged into the system. I did the welcome to the sea org tapes, and then started the next course called something to do with Sea Org ethics, instead of going to lunch, I grabbed my clothes and flew out the back door. I was like this is not the life I want, but I was scared shitless when I blew, I was going to be declared and fully aware of that.
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  12. ILove2Lurk

    ILove2Lurk Lisbeth Salander

    Good show! I suspect everyone has their "scared shit-less" moment, usually
    all alone. Takes guts to leave.

    I remember I picked up a copy of Bent Corydon's book, Messiah or Madman,
    at a used book store years after I'd left. I sat and had to debate whether to
    open it and read it, knowing if I ever went back it would cost me a ton in sec
    checks. I debated for a few moments with myself whether I would EVER possibly
    return . . . ever. The unequivocal answer was no. I read the book and got
    all the other heretical books in time.

    But there is that moment. :coolwink:
  13. Gib

    Gib Crusader


    After I blew I recovered myself, not back to the SO, but back to the mission, only to complete my contract with them. As it turns out I was never declared, but it was on my mind for the whole year while working at a wog job while moving up the economic ladder since I was dead broke when I blew from the SO.

    Regards your comment, after I got the debbie cook email, why one day I went to the local thrift store, only to look for anything that I could resell for I sell on Ebay. I went to the book section and found the Janet Reitman book on scientology. Before I picked it up, I looked around me to see if anybody was watching me, and thoughts I had at the time were like what if somebody asks me about that book, what if they ask me if I'm a scientologist?

    I picked it up and started reading it. I was nervous as hell at the time. I never bought it, I went to the local library to read it in privacy.
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