Hi, yea I had an exact similar experience. I am not an ex auditor but for sure a fellow natural clear. Yea they sent me to do the CCRD as well after the bulletin came out and I attested as well. I had the exact same feeling as you at the time. If natural clears are so few, then how come there are so many attests in this short period of time? Then of course the term kind of disappeared almost as fast as it appeared.
I rarely bother any more researching Scientology to try and find where I went wrong but I will say that today I did find something, kind of a lot actually (compared to just one sentence previously) surrounding the tech Ron released about the state of Natural Clear.
Evidently there were not as many as you and I seem to recall. The internet data I found said that 7 beings attested to Natural clear in June and July of 1979.And it said see: periodical 'Source 21, June July Flag completions. And another 12 Natural Clears attested in in Aug 1979 (see periodical 'Ability 329, Aug 79 "graduates and releases"
Well I tried researching these on the web ya know, just to see if my name was there but could not find these two references. I am 62 and terrible with computers and web searching. Maybe your better at it at than me and can find at least your name listed there if not mine as well.
Doesn't it all seem so mystical?? It does to me. Especially now that I may have stumbled across data that suggests there were only 19 beings who attested to this state of natural clear and none after that. Perhaps their names are listed under completions in these two periodicals. If so I think it would be a good idea if those 19 beings got into communication with one another even if my name is not on the list. I can't do much more research anytime soon as I am pretty burnt out. Then some how your post popped up so I was compelled to respond to it!!
Joy, when I was delivering Clear Rundowns in the PAC area, I personally sent a few HUNDRED "natural clears" to attest.
I don't know what you read, but whatever it was, it was inaccurate ( actually, outright lies).