This blog is about the freedom to acquire, read, and use Wisdom.

I have studied and used the work of L. Ron Hubbard for over forty years, and I have worked in and with the organizations associated with his work for as long a time.

I will be writing about my experiences with Hubbard’s work, about the work itself, and my experiences with the wide and diverse group of people who have used and misused his technology. Among other things!

Who am I? I am Mark Patterson, a Class VI auditor and I have been involved with Scientology since childhood. I think I can add some context and perspective to the ongoing search for Wisdom.

Feel free to contact me at g.hopper [at] ymail.com

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Howard Roark


    For a couple of years now I have read and enjoyed your comments at Moving On Up a Little Higher. Two days ago, though, your comment was one of the most accurate comments I have read on this entire topic:
    I want to thank you, and let you know how much it has also been my experience.

    Also, I quoted you on my blog. Rarely do I post there, but your words are so true I had to spread them.

    Thanks again.

    1. Grasshopper Post author

      Thanks, man. A lot of the core of the Indy community are ex-SO, which makes sense. Hell, I am almost ex-SO myself. I had an “internal warning system” that just prevented me from joining, although I came very, very close in 1982, when I realized my folly and rescinded my offer.

      I started on a long reply to this, but then I realized it would be a good post on its own merit. Thanks!

  2. B. Volta

    I would agree that, here and there, that there are some positive things in Scientology, but “incredibly positive”? Not really. Otherwise there would have been real Clears and real OTs. Scientology takes far more than it gives.

    1. Grasshopper Post author

      Again, it is all a matter of personal experience. For example, I used to be color blind. Not anymore, thanks to Dianetics. I’d call that incredible – to the point where you may be questioning whether it is really true. But it is.


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