We reported yesterday that the Tokyo Ideal Org building appears ready to launch, and today we have more details. The org will have a grand opening ceremony on August 8th. It’s interesting that the promotional materials are in Chinese, not Japanese, and the contact emails are email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. This org will be run by Taiwanese Scientologists for some time to come.
The Ideal Org is located in the special ward of Shinjuku, an area of Tokyo known as a commercial and transportation center. The Shinjuku station is the busiest train station in the world. The nearby Kabukichō is the best known sex club, or red light district in Tokyo, while Shinjuku Ni-chōme is the city’s gay district. Below are several photos from Google, including some of workers on the renovation project.
Yesterday Scientologists with the front group The Way to Happiness visited the Guatemalan Ministry of Government at the museum known as the Corridors of the Cultural Ministry. During the meeting two of the Scientologists performed a song for those gathered.
Is Tokyo the next Ideal Org to open? Until we saw this photo, we would have said “No.” However, the signs are in place on the side of the building, and it looks ready to go. The Tokyo Mission is tiny, and we have heard no chatter about Ideal Org fundraisers, so we believe this is another IAS-funded Ideal Org. If you know the address, please drop us a line at SecCheck8@gmail.com. We expect to see a ribbon on the side of this building shortly.
The Scientology Mission in Harlingen, Texas is hosting a seminar on sales closing techniques. They say it’s a $350 value for only $50, but the date of the seminar is oddly missing. We believe this is because a seminar is scheduled whenever somebody tries to sign up for one. If that ever happens, because Harlingen is in a remote area near the Mexican border, more than 100 miles away from Corpus Christi, Texas.
Salt Lake City Scientologist Sandra Lucas is on a trip to the Philippines this week, bringing with her literature for the Scientology front group Youth for Human Rights. Lucas was previously associated with the failed Narconon spin-off Utah Meth Cops Project. Above, Lucas poses with Major Mario Jose “MJ” Chico of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) Peace Process Office. Below, Regional Human Rights Director at the Commission on Human Rights Anita Chauhan.
Above and below, Lucas spoke at a meeting at the Polytechnic College of the Philippines, and is helping found a chapter of Youth for Human Rights at the school.
The Scientology front group Foundation for a Drug-Free World distributed literature at the Clearwater, Florida Public Library yesterday. The library sits one block away from the new offices of the Foundation on N. Fort Harrison Ave.
Regular readers know that we publish a column Minor Incidents on the Time Track, in which Scientologists who have achieved a new level or special recognition are featured. For the next three to six months we expect that Scientologists who attest to Clear will only be shown at Flag Land Base in Clearwater, Florida.
We heard last week that all auditors worldwide who are certified to deliver the Clear Certainty Rundown had been recalled to Flag Land Base for retraining. Now we see that David Levitt (above) from Denver is one of many who are going back to Flag. The route to Clear has changed several times in Scientology history. In the 1970s many went Clear with “R3R,” a Dianetics procedure also called “Engram Running by Chain.” The status of Clear was confirmed with the DCSI (Dianetic Clear Special Intensive). In the 1980s this was abandoned and the CCRD (Clear Certainty Rundown) was introduced, and those who took the DCSI had their Clear status canceled, they had to go back to do the Grades, NED (New Era Dianetics) and if they attested to Clear, they did the CCRD.
In the 1990s the Golden Age of Tech was introduced, and the process was repeated, those who were Clear from CCRD had to start over with Grades, NED and the like. The same happened in 2012 with the introduction of Golden Age of Tech II, the Clear they had achieved with Golden Age of Tech I wasn’t valid any more and they had to start over. It was a big disruption for any Scientologist, but even more so for the auditors and case supervisors who had to go back to Flag multiple times to get retrained to deliver the new CCRD each time. Some orgs can’t afford to send their technical team to Florida for months of study. Flag charges the org for the training, and there are ordinary living expenses to consider. Some orgs go years without a certified CCRD Auditor or C/S, and public Scientologists in that city have no other choice than to go to the Advanced Org to go Clear. It’s more expensive that way, for the cost of auditing, for travel, and for temporary housing.
And now we have another round of re-training, because the CCRD they’ve been using since 2012 isn’t 100% standard. Who benefits from this cycle where people have to attest to Clear over and over? It boosts the stats and revenue of Flag Land Base, and to some extent the other Advanced Orgs at the expense of the Class V Orgs and public Scientologists. Keep an eye on Minor Incidents for new Clears and where they get their certificates.
The Mission of the Foothills in Montrose, California is hosting a seminar on July 29th by David Howson. His topic will be dealing with people you love who do not respond to your dissemination. His advice? Get them to take the Oxford Capacity Analysis, the “personality test” given on sidewalks outside orgs and missions around the world.
The London Org is planning an event on the social network Meetup for this Saturday. The organizer, Tonie Pepperstreet, is concerned that not enough people will register for the Meetup, and it would reflect badly on Scientology. We encourage you to raise Tonie’s stats. Just click this link on Meetup.com and perhaps we can raise their stats above the current five attendees, some of whom are London Org staffers and shouldn’t really count. Also, there appears to be a lot of empty room in the London Org’s course and auditing rooms. There’s room for way more people.
I have just added an open house event on Meet Up for this Saturday, the event is called “Attend an event at Church Of Scientology London” inviting them to the first floor to find out the extent of work that has been done to assist mankind bla bla bla. Please could you all join meet up and say you are all attending, this way the numbers don’t look bad and the event is backed up with confidence.
If anyone has any non Scientology friends, this is the perfect opportunity to walk them through the information centre. Lets take head of the previous Maiden Voyage Event and help London Org create open house events. Our course rooms and auditing rooms have enough space to cater for way more people.
– Tonie Pepperstreet
Minor Incidents on the Time Track collects Scientology completions and awards to benefit researchers and those who may be disconnected from family members or friends.
Miriam Anguiano has graduated from the Hubbard College of Administration in Los Angeles. She is the only member of her graduating class.
Patrick Meyers has completed Recall Release at the Denver Org.
Mike Haley has completed the Sudent Hat, also at the Denver Org.
Georgia Todd has completed Hubbard Professional Course Supervisor at the London Org.
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