Narconon executives and staff vehemently deny that their drug rehab centers are in fact Scientology religious doctrines and practices. They insist Narconon is secular, not religious in any way whatsoever. Many observers beg to differ.
In one of Scientology’s own revealing documents, L. Ron Hubbard defines well, that Narconon is indeed Scientology indoctrination centers.
On page 163 of Hubbard’s 1978-1979 — ‘Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ he emphasises an interesting concept:
“We are not concerned with handling bodies with the [NARCONON] Purification Rundown. Our concern is freeing the individual up spiritually. The only dosages recommended are those classified as food. There are no medical recommendations or claims for it. The only claim is future spiritual improvement.”
Is Hubbard implying that Narconon’s ‘Purification Rundown’ is not for the treatment of drug addiction, but rather a first step prior to Scientology auditing sessions?
But no, on page 164, Hubbard rants on about Narconon sauna as “simply a program to clean out [DRUGS] and purify one’s system.”
Talking about drugs being lodged in fatty tissues does imply a physical rather than spiritual concept:
“In 1977 I issued HCOB 1 May 77 in which I stated that LSD apparently stays in the system, lodging in the tissues and mainly the fatty tissues of the body and is liable to go into action again, giving the person unpredictable “trips.”
On page 194 of the ‘Scientology and Dianetics’ bulletin, Hubbard states in CAPITAL letters:
“THE ONLY REASON WE ARE HANDLING DRUGS AND DRUG DEPOSITS IN THE BODY IS SO THAT THE INDIVIDUAL CAN THEN GET CASE GAIN.”
‘CASE GAIN’ in Scientology doctrine is defined as: “Improvement in a PC’s (patient’s) case (problems) due to auditing or Scientology-style “therapy.”
On page 165-167, Hubbard gets back into the Scientology spiritual realm by stating:
“The reason we can make a breakthrough with this is because of the “Theta-MEST theory” covered in the text Science of Survival. Older scientific thought believed all life came from matter, a belief which goes back to the ancient Egyptian priests and remains today the dominant belief of chemists, psychologists and psychiatrists.”
“A life form is a combination of life itself and the physical universe. Certain elements in the physical universe are highly antipathetic to life and when introduced into life forms, inhibit proper functioning and even destroy.”
“The being (thetan) of course has potential pictures of these toxic substances and states and as long as they are in the body, these actual substances can re-stimulate a being. When they are gone from the body, the constant restimulation can cease. So it is actually a spiritual action that is being done.”
Hubbard continues to ‘flip-flop’ back into the physical on page 167 when giving instruction on ‘running and exercise’ in the Narconon sauna:
“The first action is outside running. The purpose of this is NOT to generate sweat but to get the blood circulating and the system functioning so that impurities held in the system can be released and are pumped out.”
“The second action, following the running, is sweating. A person goes into the sauna to sweat. The impurities can now be dispelled from the body and leave the system through the pores.”
For more than 15 pages, Hubbard rambles on giving explicit instructions about ‘how to’ the Narconon Purification Rundown. Then he instructs the ‘Case Supervisor’ to send the addict for ‘Scientology Auditing’ sessions.
L. Ron Hubbard – Page 179 (signed off by: THE BOARDS OF DIRECTORS of the CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY:
“We have brought the person up to the level where he is now ready for processing and can truly achieve biophysical and then mental and spiritual gain.”
“The Purification Rundown should be ideally followed by auditing. The type of auditing most beneficial for the next step is “Objective Processing.” An enormous body of work exists for this next level, none of which is changed by the Purification Rundown. The Purification Rundown only undercuts it. As the world sinks we get below it to prop it up!”
‘Objectives Processing’ at every Narconon, is Book 4b – consisting of 582 pages of Scientology auditing that takes about 3-5 weeks to complete.
There is little doubt that Narconon is a Scientology indoctrination system that preys on the most vulnerable and desperate victims – conning families out of tens of thousands.
Perhaps L. Ron Hubbard’s Grandson, Jamie DeWolf, explains it well to TV’s Cenk Uygur, stating: “I think it’s one of the most brilliant and devious systematic brainwashing systems that’s ever been invented.”
Many thanks to Dave Touretzky, Stop-Narconon.org for his relentless Narconon expose over many years that led me to the document referred to in this article RE:
“This is deliberately obscure and misleading. What are “The Technical Bulletins”? Surprise: the full name of this volume is “The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology”. So Megan Shields and her colleagues were testing a “method” that was taken directly from Scientology’s core body of sacred scripture!”
David Edgar Love