Excerpted from http://www.scientology-lies.com/re.cgi?http://www.snafu.de/~tilman/mystory/ariane10.txt . Please see that page for the full text.
Emphasis added in red . Editorial comments, when added, are in purple .
Ariane Jackson on the guarantees of high-quality auditing at Flag
I wish to explain why I was attracted to the Scientology cults center in Clearwater, Florida, known as Flag Service Organization, INC., (Flag), the promises that were made, by Hubbard, concerning the benefits to be obtained, the claims concerning the purity of the "technology" and the ease and inevitability with which these benefits would be achieved by myself WHATEVER I DID AND WHATEVER CONDITION I WAS IN.
I will also include some data "proven conclusively" by Hubbard showing that any failure on my part to achieve the promised benefits CANNOT POSSIBLY BE MY FAULT, but is a reflection of, and direct result of, the "lazyness", "dishonesty", "fakery" (his words) and general incompetence and professional negligence of the Flag staff members responsible for my "auditing". These staff are supposed to be the best on the planet and thats why I paid over $1,000 an hour for the "privilege" of being "audited" by them!
My ex-husband, the late Albert Jaquier, was also "cared for" by these people, received an extremely large number of hours of auditing, gave millions to them, and gave them EVERY opportunity to deliver the promised results. It is obvious from what Albert wrote and his untimely death at the age of 59 that he not only did not achieve the results he had been promised, but he considered he was in fact damaged, and ultimately destroyed, by his experiences.
Albert and I moved to Clearwater to be able to intensively work at receiving the auditing, to be free of distractions, to be able to follow the directions of the staff at Flag and be available on a full-time basis TO ENSURE THAT WE DID ALL WE COULD TO ACHIEVE THE RESULTS. I went all the way to OT8 costing around $470,000, I did L Rundowns, I did almost 2 years of training as an auditor, I audited myself for 1,000 hours on OT7, I gave up the care of my children so I could be more dedicated to Scientology and more. Albert did all the way to OT7, Ls, gave millions, gave donations, gave unsecured loans never repaid, and ultimately gave everything he had including his life.
I was persuaded to come to Flag by what Hubbard wrote about it. Here are some examples.
"Flag is the top tech [technical--ie auditing] org [organization] of the world and if they cant do it nobody can.
In promotion Flag is usually described by Hubbard and others with the use of superlatives.
"Flag runs on the basis of results or else so far as their tech stuff is concerned. The words "failed case" do not exist on Flag. Therefore they have rundowns and handlings to untangle the most tangled and get it going again." (Hubbard quote)
If the words "failed case" do not exist on Flag, what do they call what happened with Albert and me? Success? (I am sure they have other words they use to describe me now).
We came to Flag because Hubbard PROMISED us results, without any qualifications, reservations or exceptions. The CofS can try to claim full disclosure on places like Paris and Geneva, but when it comes to Flag the claims and promises are without any exclusions. No one ever told Albert and me that the possibility existed that we could come to Flag, give all our time and money, be miserable, divorce, be sick, bankrupt, destitute, suicidal, fight, die, etc. In fact the things that Hubbard promised never occur at Flag are exactly what did occur and worse. Albert was better off before Scientology and so was I. We were better off before coming to Flag.
Some more quotes by Hubbard. After, I will name the staff at Flag involved with Albert and myself. Almost all of these staff are still actively involved at Flag in the same or similar capacities.
"There are no failed cases. There are only failed C/Ses [staff members directing the type of auditing to be done on someone] and auditors.
Albert and I were not informed that the possibility existed that the auditors would "miss withholds" with the result that our lives would be destroyed. We were told they never do that on Flag.
I received approximately 200 hours of Sec Checks, on the e-meter, which I paid for. The questions asked are designed to find ANYTHING embarassing or unethical. The auditor doing the Sec Check is ordered to get ALL the details. Questions on sexual activity will include asking what position was used, what EXACTLY was done, was oral sex performed, was sodomy performed, how deeply was the penis inserted, did the man use his fingers, how long did it last, etc., etc. It is not uncommon for a great deal of time to be spent on just ONE sexual experience. Subjects include sex, children, money, Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, organizations, Scientologists. I was asked if I had ever had a critical thought about Hubbard, had I ever had a destructive intention towards him or Scientology. There is NO part of my life I was not questioned on in great depth.
When my husband, Alex, and I approached the CofS in Switzerland last December, we informed them of the damage we had experienced in Scientology. We described in detail the lack of promised results, lost years of our lives because we had been persuaded by Hubbards lies to become involved in Scientology, the time and money we had given, damage, etc. We spoke for an hour and a half and did not even discuss the damage to my son, Michael, from the loss of his father, Albert, and his inheritance. We received a "nice", polite reply from Brian Anderson, OSA Flag, a copy of which follows.
We did not answer Mr. Anderson because 3 weeks prior to our receiving this letter the cult had filed a complaint against us for blackmail and extortion and was attempting to have us jailed. Their complaint was thrown out despite the fact they repeatedly appealed it. They only stopped when they used up all their appeals in Geneva and would have had to go to Federal Court.
I challenge the CofS to demonstrate a willingness on their part to take the responsibility they claim that they take and for which they charged $100,000s. Why not start by refunding the money? Then make up for the damage done. Get their members to repay their delinquent debts as they promised. Obviously they (CofS) are incapable of delivering what was promised so how can they keep the money that was paid when their own guru says the failure was caused TOTALLY and ONLY by them and that what they did was "destructive"? So we have an admission the "auditing" was not only not beneficial but destructive, and when I asked for refund and damages I was falsely accused of blackmail and extortion. The CofS has a choice; agree with Hubbard that the auditing was as he described it and take steps to make good the "fakery" and "destructiveness" OR try to say the auditing was "good" Scientology and no refund or payment for damages is necessary. If they choose the latter, then they are admitting that "good" Scientology takes money for no results and destruction. Even if they choose to hide behind the protection of calling it "religious practices", the religious "practices" that Hubbard promised were not the religious "practices" we received, according to him.
Instead of an honest, decent, responsible approach, their apparent chosen tactic has been repeated attempts to taint my character with lies ; the latest was particularly distasteful and was from one of their members, Cyril Jaquier. Their unsuccessful attempts to silence me have included the complaint in Switzerland, daily visits by representatives trying to coerce and intimidate my husband and myself into signing a release waiving all claims and promising never to speak about anything relating to our experiences, accusations and threats of legal actions (threatened legal actions have not been initiated presumably because there is no basis), my teenage children calling me and trying to persuade me to shut up, and my teenage daughter threatening me with legal action if I speak about my experiences.
I will continue to speak.
I have a lot more to say.
(I am sending a copy of this to CofS asking for an official response and I will post any reply I receive).
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