by Remote Viewed
I left the Church in 2005.
But before that one could say it was a sporadic relationship. On again off again as I spent my time in the nineties somewhat “disaffected” with the organization.
Sometime near the end of the decade. Someone who was now in International Management and whom I considered a personal friend advised me that I should do the Golden Age of Tech.
Maybe I should have, as the Code of Honor says, kept my own counsel, because I had my doubts about the Golden Age of Tech. Flashing back to the May 9th event of 1996. There was David Miscavige giving his trade mark smirk after the coach passed the student for committing one of the grossest Q&As I’d seen in a long time. The ostensible student while flying an ARCX decided to pull a withhold and never came back to F/N the original ARCX in a demonstration of what was called a “Final Drill” and no one seemed to notice except me.
Not to mention other out points like the “coaches” coaching position which happened to be across from the student which is not a good place to sit unless one is more interested in running one’s case instead of actually coaching a student.
That and other things stuck in my craw, one could say,, about this “Golden Age” of Tech. Like a new super duper meter that varied its sensitivity based on increased or decreased mass (which turned out to be a total lie because it had nothing to do with mass but resistance instead but let’s move on) which I thought was good at the time (though later revised my original opinion later when I realized that a meter measured confront as well and that increasing sensitivity when the TA was high could possibly expose areas that a PC or Pre OT were not able to confront at this juncture) if the TA went up but bad unless it could vary the sensitivity instantly if the TA came down suddenly.
So you could say I had my misgivings about the Golden Age of Tech but since the program included an amnesty which I’d find out later was about as worthless as the so called “Golden Age of Tech” but this is later. Just say I threw my personal integrity out the window and signed up.
At which point I stepped through the looking glass.
Again I should have trusted my intuition when I did the “Study Certainty”.
For those who do not know what “Study Certainty” was or possibly still is. It is a course based on the Student Hat incorporating the Golden Age of Tech. The ostensible purpose is to improve one’s understanding of Study Tech but in actuality it invalidates one’s knowingness by emphasizing arcane data that really has no relationship to understanding study tech.
Sorta like asking the student after listening to a Study Tape. How do you make a bromoil or use a sextant? Information that is totally irrelevant but may be of interest to the glib non-applier so that they can wax philosophic about some subject.
Anyway this course should have been one of those flashing neon signs but I got along to get along and attested to this torturous ordeal then immediately got ill afterward which should have been a clue that something wasn’t quite right.
I could go on about my experiences on the Golden Age of Tech but….
Suffice it to say to paraphrase Ron in Science of Survival that before one can acquire an education that a primary enturbulation must exist.
One could also say that the Golden Age of Tech was my Wake up Call (probably in a way that the author of the piece maybe hadn’t intended) that there was something very wrong with the Church. Not that there weren’t prior bad indicators, but my experiences while doing the Golden Age of the Tech reached the level of, to use the analogy of a PC getting up and throwing the e-meter cans at the auditor and walking out of session, which one could say on a third dynamic is exactly what happened.
Something I’ll take up in part two of this piece.