That sounds a lot like something he would say. It's been a few years since I was part of the FSC OT Committee in LA, and at that time, Louis wasn't a big wheel over there. He was doing more admin stuff, like booking flights etc. Gretchen was the prime mover there, and she tagged a lot with Wendy and Joanne and other FSMs. Jeff Mintz was reging as well - then Gretchen passed away, and they replaced her with this woman from Northern Cal? I met once or twice. But then it was over for me. As far as Louis goes - I knew him from back in NYC in the late 60's when he was living in an unfurnished loft down on the south end of Manhatten. Nice enough guy, but never struck me as the powerhouse, my friend Gretchen was.The father Louis Schwartz, more about.
I've been gone for a couple decades, but one day about 6 years ago I got caught out in my front yard in a "drive-by" . . .
by a top SO tours reg in a rental car. He'd flown in to try to make contact and salvage me. (We're behind an iron gate now.)
This was my first and only contact in over 15 years. Ah, so what.
Long story short, I consented to get on the phone with Louis Schwartz and another Flag mega-reg just to get it all
over with and maybe rattle some cages for a while. I had time and was bored that afternoon.
I said, boys let's get down to why I quit and you tell me what. I paid for OT9 & 10 in the late 80's and when are
these "magical" OT levels gonna be released for real? I mean the knock a hat off a person's head, reading a book in
the next room without a body, you know, all the stuff LRH promised for decades. Those OT levels.
Has any one person every attained a single verifiable OT phenomenon skill? Come on boys, shit or get off the pot.
When? I was pretty blunt.
Louis' answer was revealing. He told me he had "recalibrated" [my word . . his meaning] his expectations over the
years about what it means to "be OT" and what the actual skills of an OT really are. What he had a achieved as
an OT, an operating thetan:
- his comm lines in life are smooth
- he gets along with his family really well now
- his production is very high
- his dynamics are aligned and in very good order
Sorry boys, I think we're done here.
Could I make you a cup of coffee before you head back to the airport?
Thought you might enjoy.