Church of Scientology International v. Fishman and Geertz
A selection of publicly-available legal documents filed in U.S. District
Court, Central District of California.
Thriving Cult of Greed and Power:
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Read This First:
New Page: Secrets of Scientology Click here to learn some of
the technical secrets of Scientology, such as thought control
techniques and an overpriced lie detector called the
The infamous "Fishman Declaration", containing (as exhibits) the
secret scriptures of Scientology: the OT materials. OT I through
OT VII are once again included, via links to a Karin Spaink's site in
Amsterdam. Also on this page are links to some of the affidavits
filed in the Fishman case.
Unseal Fishman: Write to the Judge
Now that the trade secret status of the OT materials has been lost
(decisions of federal judges Kane and Brinkema in the Wollersheim and Lerma
cases), there is no reason for the Fishman Declaration to remain sealed.
Write an amicus curiae (friend of the court) letter to Judge Hupp and ask
him to unseal the court file:
Judge Harry L. Hupp
United States District Court
Central District of California
312 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California 90012
Re: Church of Scientology v. Steven Fishman and Uwe Geertz
Case Number 91-6426-HLH(Tx)
Welcome to the Clam Bed. This is a page of
links to other sites where the OT materials may be found. Over 100 at
present. Also contains a "morgue": links that were killed by the Church.
The Fishman and Anti-Fishman Home Pages
Scientology price list reveal true cost of the Fishman documents. The
Ninth Circuit Court's 1994 order remanding the decision on whether to seal
the Fishman declaration back to the lower court. An order form to obtain a
copy of the Fishman OT filings by mail for $36.50. The lower court's
temporary seal order for the Fishman file, issued August 15 1995, and
Church lawyer Helena
Kobrin's announcement about it. A lawsuit announced against the
Washington Post for obtaining and quoting from the Fishman declaration.
Arnie Lerma posted the Fishman Declaration to alt.religion.scientology.
For his troubles, his house was raided by agents of the Church of
Scientology, accompanied by US marshals. The following week, Larry
Wollersheim and Bob Penny, the individuals behind FACTNet , were
Attacks on This Web Site
Humor. Mischief. Theological analysis. And the OT III quiz, levels 1 and 2.
The Two Documents Most Lethal to the Church
These two items are far more damaging than the Fishman Declaration. Read
them and you'll know precisely how the Church works. Wakefield's
book is touching. Penny's is downright dangerous.
- Margery Wakefield's The Road to Xenu,
now in improved HTML format,
is a powerfully moving story of one woman's initiation into
the cult's practices and spiritual secrets. This semi-fictionalized account is
based on Wakefield's actual experience and that of others she knew in the cult.
It gives a comprehensive look at Scientology's training regimen and life inside the
elite inner circle, the Sea Org.
When Wakefield finally learned the OT III story of Xenu and the body thetans, she
realized that Scientology was nonsense. Postscript version
- Bob Penny's
Social Control in Scientology, now in improved HTML format,
explains with great clarity how
the cult's subtle, progressive brainwashing techniques operate. Normal
intelligent people are not immune.
Do not step foot in a Scientology org until you have read this book; it's
the best protection there is. Postscript version
Best Sources of Additional Information
Groups That Combat Religious Cults
The American Family Foundation (AFF) currently operates the best web site
on cult-related topics. FACTNet (Fight Against Coercive Tactics Network)
was raided by the Church in August, 1995; all its files and computers were
seized. They are back on the air now, preparing their defense. FACTNet
maintains a huge electronic library of cult documents. These were archived
at other sites in anticipation of the raid. CAN (the Cult Awareness
Network) has also played an important role in combatting the Church, and
has been repeatedly attacked by it. It was finally driven into bankruptcy
Church of Scientology's Web Sites
David S. Touretzky
Computer Science Department & Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition
Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890