Date: Fri, 19 Apr 1996 00:39:07 +0200
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Julie Mayo)
Subject: Letter to D. Miscavige
On September 1, 1982 David Miscavige, Special Project Ops for the Church of Scientology International, issued a CMO INT CONDITIONS ORDER 852 concerning myself and Vic Ueckerman. The first paragraph read: "Both Vic and Julie have been assigned to the RPF for Suppressive Misapplication of tech."
It is my belief that this action, as well as many other activities at this time, were to have a profound effect on not just my life, but on many others -- possibly thousands of others. Yet there are only a handful of people who really know the details of what happened then. The events were grossly mischaracterized in a suppressive person declare and expulsion order concerning David Mayo that was issued by Scientology in March of 1983. Because of that mischaracterization, I feel it is my duty now to straighten the record. Until I found a.r.s., I did not have the capability of telling my side of the story. And even now the majority of people who were touched by first the CMO INT CONDITIONS ORDER on myself, then the expulsion order on David Mayo, in most likelihood do not read a.r.s.
I hope David Miscavige reads a.r.s. because this is as much a message to him as it is to those many others who have read the two issues.
In the summer of 1983 something called S.R.A.s started up at S.U. (Gilman Hot Springs). I don't know who started the practice, but it is something that David Miscavige embraced and engaged in on many occasions. A "S.R.A." was a "severe reality adjustment" and it consisted of several people ganging up on another person and interrogating and intimidating that person. The victim was thereby virtually "shocked" into a different reality -- that is why it was called a "severe reality adjustment". In my opinion, and in the opinion of David Mayo, this was a very "out tech" (meaning: harmful) procedure. It was intended to change a person's mind about something by "force" rather than by reason or enlightenment. It is barbaric.
In the summer of 1983 David Mayo had some disagreements with management over high prices, SRAs, and other things. He was given an "SRA" by David Miscavige and a gang of other people. I was Senior C/S INT Assistant at the time, this was before we were married. When David was coming back from the "SRA" he tripped and twisted his ankle. In the office he told me about the SRA and how upset he was about it. I offered him some auditing, to help relieve his distress.
Now I am going to try to explain what happened without disclosing any "case" information or confidences of the "pc". I wanted to do a process that would relieve the "charge" of the invalidation, evaluation, wrong items, wrong indications and so forth. I looked through my prepared lists. The list that seemed to address this type of charge the best was called "Effects of an R/Ser" list. So, I wrote a C/S which called for assessing the terminals who had been involved in the "SRA" and doing the "Effects of an R/Ser" list on each that read. I didn't write the C/S because I thought that David Miscavige, et al, were "R/Sers" or "Suppressive Persons". I wrote the C/S because I felt that it was the best list to help the pc. Auditing is for pc gain, not political reasons.
I didn't expect anyone else except the C/S, Vic Ueckerman, to read the folder. In fact, it would have been extremely out tech for anyone else to read it. Well, you guessed it ... even though I had the folder securely locked away, it was gotten at by messengers and passed around. Sure enough, the folder went to the names on the list, and my guess is that one person in particular found it very threatening. Sorry Dave, I didn't mean that you were an R/Ser, and you shouldn't have been reading the folder anyway, nor should have you been doing "SRAs".
I know that my proposing a C/S for David Mayo of "Effects of an R/S" checklist wasn't a major cause for the troubles that started at that time. It was just one of the things that happened. But I do think it was contributory to Miscavige's war on myself and David. I think these things need to be cleared up. This C/S was mischaracterized in the Expulsion Declare that was issued in March of 1983 --which was sent out to a great many people and I thought you'd like to know what actually happened. In the expulsion order it was asserted that David Mayo ordered the C/S -- not true. It was my idea and mine alone. I am taking full responsibility for having done it. I am not blaming the idea on anyone else. But it wasn't "Out tech" and I shouldn't have been assigned to the RPF for it because it helped the pc. (That was, it helped him, until his folder was spread around when it shouldn't have been and contents used for political purposes.)
I'd like Miscavige's war on myself, David Mayo, and so many other people stopped. But I don't think information as to what actually happened should be suppressed. Too many people have been affected and scientology has meant a great deal to thousands of people. They deserve to know the truth.
Julie Gillespie Mayo