Bernadette: I an new to this site and just read this. I just wanted to say I was a messenger at C/W as well as with LRH at Palm Desert and you should know, although it doesn't make it right, these types of projects were done all the time under the CMO and the orders did come from LRH. There was then a perception that this type of "invasion" was typically only done by the GO's office and that is exactly how the CMO and LRH wanted it to be perceived. It could not possibly be that LRH himself was a bit "off" and many times these orders and projects would be given when he was in a "rant and rave" over something else only to have the results given to him and have him question where this project came from in the first place. I can't tell you how many times we would give orders to complete a project or do one ourselves only to be questioned later by him why in the world would we have done that and have someone's head be placed on the chopping block or the RPF as it was for executing orders that he himself gave. And we wonder why were all a bit crazy.
In the CMO it was so easy to become arrogant and have no regard for others. We were the best of the best after all and reported only to other messengers and LRH himself. Talk about regrets. Anyone who has been there understands and forgives. I know I have forgive and have been forgiven. You have been too.
I for one, would be fascinated to hear some "unwashed" stories of what it was like to be around, and work for, LRH. Particularly in his seclusion years.
If you have the time and are so inclined, of course.