NOTS34: criminality successfully protected by copyright law
By Tilman Hausherr
(C) 1998, 2001 Tilman Hausherr
based on a work written by David Mayo for L. Ron Hubbard, (C) 1978 CSC
reproduction except in usenet and WWW is *verboten* cancellation is a
crime (wire fraud / "computer-betrug") both in Germany and the US.
NOTS34 is interesting to analyse because it touches two fields of
science: criminology and law. Criminology because NOTS34 illegally
promotes an electronic device, the scientology "e-meter" for healing,
and Law because of the measures the criminal cult of scientology uses
to keep the discussion of its criminality off the public: lawsuits and
illegal cancellation. A netizen, Keith Henson, was recently fined
$75000 for posting it to the internet. (not final)
Indirectly, similar questions could arise in Germany. Luckily, there is
legal precedent about practicing medicine without a license. A "miracle
healer" litigated the right to practice his healings, and lost in two
courts. The reason for this is that only qualified people should
"heal"; the idea is to make sure that even a healer in alternative
medicine is able to notice when someone is really ill, to refer him to
a real doctor. The court case is: OLG Münster, Az: 13 A 4973/94,
mentioned in Berliner Dialog 4/97, page 31.
My own qualification is that I am a software developer with law and
cults as hobby; all legal opinions are just a result of my hobby, and
should not be seen as legal advice.
Copyright laws in Germany allows quoting for copyrighted documents,
this is explained in §51. Complete publication ("öffentliche
wiedergabe") of a copyrighted work would be allowed if the person
publicizing it doesn't make money from it, according to §52, but the
copyright holder must receive a certain amount of money. While german
copyright law is unclear about how much this is for "internet
publication", as amounts are explained in §54 only for pictures and
sounds. Important is to mention the source (§63). Interesting is that
according to §31, "unknown forms of usage" cannot be covered by a
previous agreement. This means that RTC does not have rights to use
LRH's works on the internet, unless RTC signs such an agreement with
the copyright holder.
Apparently, german laws allows a generous usage of copyrighted
material: in the book about Gottfried Helnwein (an occasional
non-scientologist), the author Peter Reichelt made generous usage of
scientology publications (he included a complete article!), but has
never been sued. Martin Ottmann apparently posted "secret" scientology
materials, but was never contacted by scientology, although he gave his
Numerous people are believed to have died from the application of
NOTS34. US Judge Ronald Whyte has *prohibited* Keith Henson to send
this document to law enforcement, even after he was told of the deaths.
This makes him a co-conspirator, but he is protected by federal
Unlike the Tobacco companies, scientology uses *copyright* laws to
attempt to keep the NOTS34 off the public. (The Tobacco companies used
Even in court, scientology attempted to prevent discussion about the
material; scientology's attorney Sandy Rosen (Mr) tried to keep the
material off the eyes of the Jury! Scientology claims that a segment in
the court which discusses the NOTS is sealed. Nevertheless, the
transcript is widely available.
Scientology claims that NOTS34 is "unpublished", but the materials are
available to every scientologist who pays for the course and who has
done the previous courses.
NOTS34 is a small part of a bigger work; there are about 50 different
NOTS files, and they cannot be bought separately. Sadly, Judge Whyte
considered NOTS 34 as a single work.
The author of this analysis is regularly threatened by one Helena
Kobrin, an attorney working for scientology whose mental sanity can be
doubted. (This will be discussed in a separate analsysis). This
attorney has accused the author of being a criminal, and has also
wasted the time of his internet provider with useless messages. Helena
Kobrin has already been fined for bringing a frivolous lawsuit; this
case is now taught in law school as a bad example. Boooh!
Even worse, an old friend of Helena Kobrin, attorney Maureen Garde
recently came forward with an internet testimony that Helena Kobrin
herself was involved in a massive copyright violation when she was in
Here an excerpt about Kobrin's behaviour, as told by her friend, who
probably felt guilty for her own "crimes":
These "source books" consisted of photostatic copies, frequently
multiple copies, of such materials as entire published,
copyrighted law review articles, large portions of copyrighted
legal treatises and other books, even entire newspaper articles,
as well as copies of cases from West Reporters (whose headnotes
and key numbering system are copyright protected), and statutes
from copyrighted sources. "Copy, copy, copy"! You might say
that was our motto.
If these copyright violations would go to court and be treated like the
Henson violations, Helena Kobrin might be fined to millions, if not a
In discussion of small excerpts of scientology, scientologists often
claim "this is out of context". When asked for the context, they claim
that scientology is much bigger, i.e. basically a critic would never
get the context because he would first have to learn the "full"
scientology. In this case, the full text of NOTS34 shows very well what
the crime is about.
While David Mayo is the author of NOTS, it was a "work for hire", i.e.
Mayo was the long arm of the delusions of his criminal master, the
convicted felon and tomato auditor L. Ron Hubbard.
In the text below, the original text starts with ">" in the first line,
and appears in another color.
> _NED for OTs Series 34_
"NED" means "new era dianetics". It is an attempt to sell the book
"Dianetics" a second time, since the old dianetics book is also still
"OT" means "operating thetan". When scientologist does a level known as
"OT3", he believes that he is possessed by the spirits of aliens
murdered 75,000,000 years ago by "Xenu." These spirits (or "space
cooties") have to be exorcised, at a very high cost per alien.
Celebrity scientologists like John Travolta and Tom Cruise did OT3.
NOTS (= NED for OTs) is also known as "OT5".
It deals with more space aliens who have not been exorcised in OT3 and
> _C O N F I D E N T I A L_
Of course, these files are as much confidential as scientology's PC
folders are confidential: not at all. A few years ago, three pranksters
were able to get a pack of NOTS simply by visiting an org and wearing a
fake naval uniform.
> _THE SEQUENCE FOR HANDLING A PHYSICAL CONDITION_
As we see, this is about healing. A "psysical condition" is an illness,
and not something spiritual.
> There is a definite sequence for handling a physical condition.
>All steps must be done in this sequence to fully handle the
Note that he says "definite sequence". He clearly alleges that it can
be done, and that there is a way so it can be done, and he describes
the way. It is not suggested to go to a doctor. It is not explained
that maybe this would handle only psycho-somatic illnesses.
> 1. The item
> 2. The body part
> 3. Illness(of the body part)
> 4. Cures for illness
> 5. Protest of cures for the illness
> 6. The body part(again)
> 7. The item(again)
> 8. The period of illness on it(Cluster-making
>_Step One - The Item_
> The item producing the physical condition. This could be "dust" as
>an irritant. Or "poison", "bad food", "paint fumes", etc.
(Note that these are claimed to have been handled in scientology's
> The item is handled by finding and blowing off BTs and clusters
"BT clusters" are groups of space aliens. A part of the bait-and-switch
of scientology is that they are never all handled. L. Ron Hubbard
claims that these space aliens are poinsoning our body - maybe by
Scary: L. Ron Hubbard considers *all* illesses to be the result of body
thetans. But himself he didn't mind to be put on "Vistaril" or other
drugs. L. Ron Hubbard was obviously afraid to eat his own spiritual
saussage, like the Phillipino "psychic surgeons" who sent their
families to real hospitals.
> (a) being the item
This is scary. So by "being asbestos" a scientologist would be able to
heal by "blowing" the asbestos space alien. Fact is that Asbestos
causes cancer by messing up the lung cell DNA. (Aspestos splits into
This is kiddie stuff. The scientologist is asked to impersonate what is
bothering him. It is a sad example of the low skills they have.
>Confidential - 2 -
> (b) resisting the item
No explanation is given how to "resist". A scientologist won't be able
to ask - this would be "verbal tech".
> The item will then cease to read.
"read" means that it will stop appearing on the e-meter.
>_Step Two - The Body Part_
> The body part affected by the item. E.g. for the item "dust"
>the body part was "lungs". For "poison" or "bad food" the body part
>could be "stomach."
Now the scientologist is asked to impersonate his body parts. If
incorrectly applied, a scientologist would end as his own feces.
> On this step you handle BTs being the body part, i.e. being
>"lungs". This includes the negative of BTs being "a no body part" such
>as "no lungs". And BTs and clusters stuck in and on the body part, or
>area of the body, or affecting the body part or area. When all such BTs
>and clusters are handled, the body part will no longer read.
Scientologist attorney Earle C. Cooley once gave an excellent remark to
the Washington Post about our opinion of scientology literature:
"Isn't this crap"?
He was right.
>_Step Three - Illness_
> The next action is to handle illnesses of the body part(i.e.
>BTs and clusters being "sick lungs" or being a condition of an illness
>or disease or the body part.) "Illness of body part" will cease to
For example because of smoking too much.
Here, the scientologist is asked to "be" an illness. "I am a headache".
Again - the e-meter tells whether you are ill or not.
>_Step Four - Cures for Illness_
> You will now find BTs and clusters being cures for illnesses of
>the body part. Handle all such BTs and clusters by blowing them off.
>"Cures for Illness" will then cease to read.
You have to "blow" all over your body, in the hope of getting rid of
the space cooties.
>_Step Five - Protest of Cures for the Illness_
> You will now find BTs and clusters protesting cures for the
>illness. Blow all these off and "Protest of cures for the Illness"
>will cease to read.
Aha, some of the space aliens don't want to be healed, so you have to
stop their resistance by filing a "protest" (or maybe a lawsuit?).
>_Step Six - Body Part_
> You will find that the original body part will now be reading
>again. You handle all the BTs and clusters, on or in or being the body
>part, until they're all handled and the body part just F/Ns.
This is again the previous steps 1 - 5, an attempt to make the document
>_Step Seven - Item_
> Now the original item (from Step One) will be reading again and so
>you blow off all BTs and clusters on the item. This includes BTs and
>clusters with engrams on the item, BTs and clusters who have been run
>on the item when they didn't have that item (i.e. wrong item for them),
>and BTs and clusters who copied it. You may even encounter BTs who went
>Clear, and thought they had engrams on it when they didn't.
What is that? A BT who went "clear"? Did Xenu already have "clears"? I
thought John McMasters was the first clear. But this claims that BTs
went clear 75,000,000 years ago, on the days where Xenu ruled the
>Confidential - 3 -
>_Step Eight - Illness On It_
> There are periods of time when the person had the physical
>condition, sometimes years of illness, (which due to mutual shared
>experience of the illness), made a cluster. This is the period of the
>illness or physical condition as a cluster-making incident. These are
>BTs and clusters who were not actually connected with the item, or
>illness themselves, but were made into a cluster and added on, due to
>the period of illness which they experienced.
L. Ron Hubbard implicates that illnesses produce BTs, but also that BTs
> The above are the full steps and sequence for handling a physical
>condition or illness. If not done fully or omitted, the condition will
>recur. So all steps must be fully done in that sequence.
L. Ron Hubbard alleges again that this is the way to heal. At no time
he says that you have to believe, pray, or whatever. He clearly says
that "this is the way to do it", and if you don't do it that way, you
won't be healed.
Even a medical doctor would agree that his *own* science does not work
> On each step of this sequence the BTs and clusters are handled
>with the various techniques given for blowing them - the Valence
>Technique is the most usual and effective method.
"Valences" are multiple personalities of scientologists.
> The item for Step One is found by asking the PreOT for what
Here the reader could easily get confused: the OT becomes a "pre-OT".
This is because the levels below OT8 are actually just "pre-OT" levels.
>caused or produced the condition. It will most likely be the first item
>given by the PreOT. Be alert for getting into listing or getting an
>out-list. If so the most likely error is that it was the first item on
>the list, and this item was invalidated by going past it, or by
>over-listing past it, or the item was found and audited previously but
>not fully handled resulting in the item being suppressed or
This explains that if you are still ill, you are to blame. No need to
visit a doctor - it's your fault.
> The steps are repeated here in short form for auditor use:
> 1. The item
> 2. The body part
> 3. Illness(of the body part)
> 4. Cures for Illness
> 5. Protest of cures for the illness
> 6. The body part (again)
> 7. The item (again)
> 8. The period of illness on it (Cluster-making
Indeed, he repeats himself. But that's what scientology is all about.
According to Diane Richardson, a medical librarian, NOTS34 is very
similar to "visualized imagery", which is promoted by "alternative
medicine" advocates. Cancer patients, for example, are taught to
visualize their white blood cells as white knights in shining armor,
riding out to do battle with the evil black-dragon cancer cells.
They're taught to visualize their affected organs and then imagine them
all healed and healthy again.
I agree with this opinion; the key word is "being the item". At best,
this therapy makes an existing therapy stronger (because you "believe",
"have hope"), but at worst, it prevents you from seeking an actual
> L. RON HUBBARD
I left this NOTS34 intact so that people can see that at no time, L.
Ron Hubbard tells that a conventional method should be used first to
find whether there is a physical illness. Also, this way I can avoid
that scientologists will claim that it was "out of context". This NOTS
34 can explain why Heber Jentzsch didn't prevent his wife Yvonne dying
of a brain tumor, or why Flo Barnett was so desperate that she killed
herself although she could have lived if she had continued with
conventional medicine. It makes me sad that so many people have died
and will die because they believe this fraud, and that the Honorable
Judge Whyte is responsible for this.
A very good analysis was provided by attorney Graham E. Berry in court,
in his closing argument:
22 BUT I ASK YOU TO REMEMBER THAT TESTIMONY.
23 AND I ASK YOU TO GO THROUGH IT IN THE JURY ROOM AND
24 DO WHAT I HAVE DONE AND COUNT UP THE NUMBER OF
25 TIMES CERTAIN WORDS ARE USED. THE WORD ILLNESS
1 USED 19 TIMES; THE WORD CURES USED NINE TIMES; THE
2 WORD PHYSICAL USED SIX TIMES; THE WORD HANDLED, AND
3 THAT WAS EXPLAINED TO YOU, USED FIVE TIMES; THE
4 WORD FULLY USED FOUR TIMES IN CONNECTION WITH
5 HANDLING. THE WORD ILLNESS USED THREE TIMES; THE
6 WORD CLUSTER, AND THAT WAS EXPLAINED TO YOU, USED
7 THREE TIMES; CLUSTERS THE PLURAL FOURTEEN TIMES;
8 CONDITIONS, PHYSICAL CONDITIONS USED NINE TIMES;
9 SEQUENCES FOR HANDLING THE CONDITION, HE'S HAD SIX
10 TIMES; STEPS FOR HANDLING THE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
11 USED FOUR TIMES; PROTESTING THE BT'S, THREE TIMES;
12 BLOWING THE BT'S USED THREE TIMES; BEING REFERRING
13 TO BT'S, NINE TIMES; STEPS IN HANDLING THESE
14 PHYSICAL CONDITIONS USED NINE TIMES. HANDLED USED
15 ANOTHER NINE TIMES; PERIOD, FOUR TIMES; HANDLING
16 USED THREE TIMES; INCIDENT, THE CAUSE OF THE
17 PHYSICAL CONDITION, USED THREE TIMES.
18 ANY REASONABLE PERSON LOOKING AT THAT
19 DOCUMENT CANNOT HELP BUT CONCLUDE THAT IT DEALS
20 WITH THE HANDLING OF A PHYSICAL CONDITION WITH AN
21 E-METER, AND NO ONE HAS TAKEN THE STAND FROM RTC TO
22 SAY OTHERWISE, AND THEY HAD MANY IN THE COURTROOM
23 WHO COULD HAVE DONE SO.
Sadly, the jury did not agree, and slapped a $75000 fine on Henson.
Apparently, they didn't like his flippant attitude in court.
PS from 2001:
I have observed that this work has been cancelled several times, and
also "nuked" from http://groups.google.com . However Scientology's
attorneys never contacted me, although they know my street address from
a previous lawsuit.