The Guardian's Office


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From ars March 2006

I joined the Church of Scientology's Guardians Office
in June 1979 and worked for the Boston GO for two and a half years.

Prior to joining the GO, I was the Executive Director of Narconon

The qualifications for getting into the Guardian's Office were pretty
much the same as the quals for the Sea Org but in 1978, the GO did not
have the "no LSD rule", so I was able to join the GO even though I was
an "LSD case". An LSD case per Hubbard was anyone that had ever used,
LSD, PCP or Angel dust.

Per Mary Francis Newey, former Dir of Investigations. OSA Boston,
analysis showed that behind every major flap that the church has had,
there was always an EX-GO staff member "majorly" involved.

Well I guess in my case, they were right about that.

In order for me to be accepted into the GO, I had to csw
(Completed Staff Work, a Scientology phrase for writing
a proposal) and get it approved up through the command lines
to The Guardian WW, Jane Kember.

The CSW included a full life history
4eba646eec6b?hl=en}, which is a very detailed personal history
including drug usage, all sex partners, family names and address, to
name a few of the more egregious questions.

I also had to provide evidence of who I am by providing
documents such as birth certificate, baptismal certificates
old report cards, health records, anything that would provide
evidence that I was who I said I was and could document it
over time.

The GO was extremely concerned about "plants" and being
infiltrated by "suppressive people" and "government agents".

Some of the other things that were needed in the CSW were
attestations from a Scientology Technical person that I made
"case gain" which mean that I made personal gains from Scientology
auditing, or in the real world means that I was deeply
indoctrinated in the Scientology belief system.

I had to show that I was NOT a slow student, and that I had
a good work ethic and could "produce products" and have

I could not be PTS {} or
have any PTS situations in my life and I could not have a psych
history. I also had to not be PTS A to J, which included such things
as not being open minded, not being connected to anyone that was
antagonistic to Scientology and not being a reporter.

I only had two iffy points that I had to "handle". The first was that
I had a bit of a "psych history". When I was 6 or 7 years old I was
brought to a child psychiatrist for several visits. I believe this
was after I had experience a fractured skull from a car accident. I
had to explain in detail what happened during those few psych visits
so that they could be assured I had not taken any psych drugs or been
PDH'd. PDH'd is Pain, Drugs, Hypnosis and Scientologists believe that
the psychs use Pain, drugs and hypnosis and "implant people" with
commands to destroy Scientology.

The other problem I had was that I was a "drug revert" meaning I had
used drugs after receiving auditing and because of this I had to write
a petition to The Guardian, and ask her to waive this one "out qual"
and prove that I was really all handled drug wise and had made the
appropriate amends and would never do this again.

I'm sure after reading some of my recent reports that the OSA
{} guys think
I probably was PDH'd by that Child psychiatrist to get into
Scientology, and then after years and years of being a good
Scientologist, I would turn into a rabid critic. They actually
believe this kind of bunk and figure the only way a good Scientologist
like me, would ever turn would be because (1.) I'm PDH'd or
programmed to do this or (2.) I have hidden crimes that make me do

It took months to get my CSW for joining the GO together and up
through the command lines for approval, but I finally made it and
became the Director of Rehabilitation Boston Guardian's Office.

The Guardian's Office Boston was located on the 4th and 5th floor
of the Boston Org. Only GO staff were allowed on those floors and
admittance required a key. The Keys were a very big deal. The
keys had to be on your person or completely under your control
at all times or else you would end up in a lower condition and would
have to pay to replace the door locks and make keys for all GO staff.

For example, if you went out to a restaurant, and accidentally left
your keys on the table, and out of your sight for 30 seconds, or
whatever it would take for "an agent" to switch your keys, then
you would get a lower condition assignment and have to purchase
new keys. For this reason, most staff wore the keys around their
neck and slept with them under their pillows.

Occasionally a non GO staff would be allowed in the "GO space" or
offices but only with permission and under escort. They could never
be left alone. The 4th Floor was the main GO space, and it was broken
up so that each Bureau had its own room or office. The AG (Assistant
Guardian Boston), Bobby Johnson, and his communicator wife had the
biggest and nicest office, in the building, with a balcony facing out
to the Charles River.

The Invest Office was in the front of the building and had paper shades
and curtains so no one could possibly look in with long range
telescopes. Their (Invest) door was always closed and locked. Only
Invest personnel were allowed in that space and if they did allow
other GO staff in the Invest office, the non Invest GO staff member
would have to be their under escort at all times.

Invest is the Intelligence or spy branch of the Church

The Guardians Office was organized with six Bureaus.

B1 was Investigations/Intel and included Intel gathering
On both external enemies of the Church and internally on it's own

B2 was the Service Bureau which dealt with the training and "handling"
of the Guardians Office staff.

B3 was Public Relations whose purpose was to see that Scientology
was "well known and well thought of".

B4 was Legal and handled all of the Church of Scientology's legal

B5 was Finance and would oversee all of the Church's financial

B6 was Social Coordination and was responsible for controlling all of
the Narconon's, Applied Scholastics, any school that used LRH tech, as
well as CCHR, (their anti psych program) and other programs that fall
under the label of "Social Reform".

For a more detailed account of these bureaus and their functions see


As Dir of Rehab Boston, If I need to get something approved I would
have to send my csw up the command channels.

A separate piece of paper would be stapled on top of each request
with the "routing".


AG -Assistant Guardian
SC - Social Coordination
WW- World Wide located in Saint Hill England
US - United States offices located in Los Angeles

AG SC WW<---------------7
Dir Rehab WW<-----------6
AG US<--------------------5
AG SC US<----------------4
Dir Rehab US<------------3
AG Boston<---------------2
AG SC Bsn <-------------1

From: Dir Rehab Boston.

The arrows and lines would have to be included to show the sequence of
approval and the line would be initialed by each person if they
approved it.

If it was disapproved, a reason would be given and it would be sent
back down to me without going through all the previous signers.

The reason a separate piece of paper was attached on top for approvals
is so that after it was approved, the "routing" sheet could be
shredded and no proof of responsibility could be assigned for writing
or approving the plan, program or project.

Per LRH policy the GO was autonomous and answered only to Mary Sue
Hubbard, who was The Controller and LRH's wife.

Detailed information on the Guardian's office can be found here:


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I should have been clearer when I reposted Patty's GO story. It's her story, not mine.

But I'm sure she will answer all your questions when she next has a chance to log on


Thanks for your story, its really an interesting read. I was curious, when you were in Boston in GO, was that a Sea Org position? Or was it regular kinda Class V (Iv at the time..) staff? Where did you end up after the GO?

Boston is not a SO org. It was once a Class IV and now a Class V org. The
GO was never SO but there were some SO members in the upper GO management.

After I left the GO I was a public person and then became an OSA
volunteer for 14 years.

More of my stories can be found here:

Were you involved or did you witness/overhear actions of the GO at the time (in Boston or main office). Forgive me if my question sounds like a sec check question. It looks like we both feel thesame way about those! I was an auditor and sec checker for a long time (no longer there, dont worry - I am declared. Dont know how to show my "dis"loyalty to be true though...) and those questions still come out like sec check questions!

Feel free to ask me anything at all. They don't sound like sec check questions, which usually sound accusatory in some way. The fact
that you are here and posting and telling your story is just fabulous. Don't
worry about proving your "dis" loyalty to the C of S. Most of us don't care
about that issue here. We just want a place were Scio's and Ex Scio's can
come and talk about Scn openly and learn from each other. That includes friendly wogs too!

I think if you read some of my stories above you will get an idea of my activities. If I can answer any specific questions after that, just let me know.

Hope to hear more of your story! (Mine is posted too on this website if you wanna see it. I am still working on it, after about 18 years in SO, alot to write)

I have enjoyed reading your story and can't wait for the next installment.

Thanks for joining the board and speaking out my friend!

Patty P

Terril park

Hey Patty,
What is your opinion of someone on meds for bipolar and street drugs, alcohol, getting good results at Narconon?