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Kha Khan

Hubbard always liked exotic things, and fancied himself a student of history. He brought up historical references in his lectures, describing them with authority and adding is opinion about them and providing the last word about what should be thought about them. It didn’t matter what the subject was, he would tell the anecdote, and then pronounce judgement on it with finality. Nothing more needs to be said; his point of view is all you need. Subjects included taxes, organizational structures, various leaders, various philosophers, opinions about wars, opinions about doctors and medicine, etc.

In that context, it makes sense that Hubbard would take up something like “Kha Khan.” Hubbard said it was a title from The East. If the emperor designates someone a “Kha Khan,” he is given a status above all else, to the point where he could do virtually anything and be forgiven. Hubbard said the Kha Khan would be forgiven the death penalty ten times. In fact, a Kha Khan is historically an emperor, not a status the emperor bestows on others.

Hubbard adopted this status in Scientology, and handed it out to some of his more dedicated and capable staff members. In Scientology terms, Kha Khan meant the recipient could do ten things with impunity that normally would get the person kicked out of  the church.

Kha Khan is the perfect summation of what is wrong with Scientology ethics and admin. Here we have a status of “this guy is such an A player, such a mensch, that he can (not literally) kill ten people and get away with it. He can screw up hugely ten times with impunity! All hail the Kha Khan!” And yet, I’ve never known of a Kha Khan to ever be forgiven anything, and every one has been busted within a year or two of the status. So, what we have is a person who does something great, rises above the herd, and then gets smacked down shortly thereafter. Kha Khan becomes a nice, big target. And that is Scientology organizational methodology in a nutshell.


Happy Birthday Ron!

Happy birthday to L. Ron Hubbard. Ironically, today is the day Alex Gibney’s “Going Clear” documentary is premiering in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York. I have not seen the movie yet, but by all accounts, it appears to be a compelling piece of work. My hope is that it supplies enough pressure to the church and folks like Tom Cruise and John Travolta that significant changes happen in the organization. One thing is sure, it will contribute to the motion.

Scientology and Hypnosis

There has been a recent trend in the Scientology diaspora world lately about how people who accept Scientology only do so because they are hypnotized. The idea is that auditing is really hypnosis in disguise, and that Hubbard himself was a master hypnotist who used his powers in his lectures and discussions to implant suggestions into his subjects. Hubbard revealed his true motivations to his friend Forrest Ackerman (in 1949 even!) when he said “…you can rape women without their knowing it, communicate suicide messages to your enemies as they sleep, sell the Arroyo Seco parkway to the mayor for cash…” This proves his real reasons for publishing Dianetics.

Well, guess what? They are all right! Scientology is one big hypnotic suggestion, and I can prove it by describing Hubbard’s most insidious, egregious, underhanded, and deceptive technique. It is the technique he used more than any other to hypnotize his followers. Despite all the books and articles and beat poetry that has been written or said on Hubbard and his techniques, no one has ever described Hubbard’s most frequent, and most secret, method! It is so insidious, it was lost even on the most critical of anti-Hubbardian whistleblowers (or whistle bloviators, as the case may be).

Hubbard insisted on the use of this technique to introduce – nay hypnotize – people into Scientology. It was and still remains his most effective means of capturing the poor minds of his followers.

As a person who has intimate experience with Hubbard, Scientology, Scientologists, anti-Scientologists, and fake Scientologists, I would like to blow the cover off of Hubbard’s most effective, underhanded technique, for the good of all.

The technique Hubbard used and mastered is called “Focused Data Acquisition.”

What is Focussed Data Acquisition? It is a technique in which you can hypnotize people without your even being there – Hubbard is still doing it even though he has been dead since 1986.

To perform this technique, do the following:

1. Capture what you want to suggest to your subjects into a series of sheets of paper. The paper size is not important. What is import is that you effectively assemble your suggestions into a series of word streams, so that they can be easily digested and accepted by the subjects you are targeting.

2. Take these sheets of paper, and attach them together into a stack.

3. On the top of the stack, place a sheet of stiff paper or cardboard with an image evoking the suggestions you wish to convey – thus readying the subject and putting them in the correct frame of mind to accept the suggestions that follow.

4. Ensure your subject gets a set of these paper sheets. Tell them to go to a quiet place (such as a nook by a fireplace) so they can be in a relaxed state of mind, thus making them much more suggestible when they enter into the focussed state.

5. Tell them (and this is the key point) – tell them to focus on the streams of words of the suggestions with their eyes, scanning over each letter, forming words from the letters, and suggestions from the words, thus allowing their brain and soul to mainline these suggestions into their psyche.

6. In order to avoid having the suggestions misfire, or evoke an errant response, ensure that the subject understand the words he or she is reading – even to the point of defining the words using a special paper stack designed for that purpose.

Studies have found that people who are subjected to this insidious form of hypnosis frequently fall into a very focused state, where the world around them seems to recede, and where they do not hear people address them, even if their name is repeated several times! Frequently, people need to be tapped or gently shaken for them to be pulled out of this form of hypnosis/trance.

If you ask any Scientologist or ex-Scientologist, you will find that this technique, Focused Data Acquisition, was subjected on them as their first hypnotic session, implanting in them the first suggestions that eventually became the entire implanted suggestion called “Scientology.” Hubbard was a master at this technique.

Remember, you heard it here first.