Going Clear





scan0020A new book has come out on Scientology. It supports a theory I own that my daughter and her mother came to find me via an interest in my famous sister. I suspect Patrice Hanson was discussing Christine Rosamond at the bed and breakfast run by a family heavily into the mythos of Hubbard. A cook overheard the conversation and said she read somewhere that Rosamond was dead. This led to a search of the internet. Eureka!

In a letter Patrice sent to the head of the Scientology Mission of Santa Rosa, she gives credit to the workings of the “Theta Universe” I am but a pawn in this Science Fiction game. At sixteen my impressionable daughter thinks her career is taking off, she on her way to Stardom after she appears in Tom Snyder’s biography that I oppose. This caused my daughter to judge her father, see if he has the right stuff, verses her teachers at the Mission who is Auditing her to reveal she indeed has the right stuff, she after all is the niece of the world famous artist known as Rosamond.

The lies the women in my family have told, has destroyed the Rosamond legacy. They have put Christine in a labyrinth of lies, and filled it with smoke. It is time to make Rosamond a name synonymous with the Grail Legends so that I might cut away the brambles and thorns that have imprissoned my grandson, Tyler Hunt, whom has been taken hostage by the lovers of the vague and the un-clear, those Creators of Smoke-screen.

When I accused a Sea-cadet of using my daughter and her mother as slaves, I knew they would mak me out to be THE ENEMY.

Above is a letter wherein Patrice denies she and Heather were involved in Scientology. In this e-mail about getting on the Oprah Winfrey Show, one sees Patrice is aware of the legal fight over Rosamond’s legacy. I told my daughter, Heather Hanson, in front of her mother my sister, Vicki Presco, signed an Affidavit on May 31, 1994, almost sixty days after Christine drowned. Vicki has dropped out as first named Executor, and nominated Garth Benton, the father of Drew who was nine when her mother died. Vicki warns Christine’s eldest daughter she will be treated as a trespasser if she tries to enter her mother’s home. When she moved in to look after her legacy – she the adult heir – she was arrested and removed from her home to be, by the police, while handcuffed. When she asked for her mother’s remains, Garth put Rosamond earn out on the stoop, and slammed the door. I told my sixteen year old daughter this duplicated what happened to the remains of Fair Rosamond who is at the epicenter of the Grail book I am authoring. Garth was not acceptable as Executor, and the court had to appoint one.

After I received the Farewell letter, Patrice contacted my sister Vicki and said they want to have a relationship with her. Recently Vicki said she did not know they had severed their relationship with me when she saw Patrice and Heather in California. Vicki also said she and Shannon Rosamond were not on good terms because Shannon accused Vicki of having her arrested. Garth had told her it was Vicki’s doing. Vicki told me she had nothing to do with it.

In a letter Patrice sent me she denies she has had much to do with Scientology, but, in a letter she sent to the mission she says she has had five months of training in communication that is aimed at makng one a success.

” I want you to know is that I am not a Scientologist, and never was.”

In the mission letter Patrice says our daughter is taking integrity lessons. The womwn that my daughter worked for, told me Heather was bid to take these lessons because she lied to her mother. Patrice is seeting my daughter up to sever all contact with here by saying I am deluded and accusatory. Heather and Patrice have just met Vicki. For nearly two years I did not hear from Heather until my nephew, Shamus Dundon, told me she and Vicki saw Heather when she came to Bullhead Arizona. She was six months pregnant, and had no intention of telling me I was going to become a grandfather. So much for OUR miracle. Mother and daughter are righ on course!

Jon Presco

Copyright 2013

“Here’s what I wrote for Oprah. Of course since I wrote it, it is
from my point of view. I tried to stick to the miracle and the story
behind it. I didn’t get into any of the information about your
family and the problems with the will and all that. I feel if we can
get on the show and tell our story, there will be an abundance of
support for freeing up that which is rightfully yours or Heather’s
or Shannon’s.

So, see what you think and let me know if it is OK as is, or if
there is something else that needs to be included or eliminated.
Take care! Love you!



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An ability to communicate well is highly rewarded in life as evidenced by the esteem accorded artists, entertainers, television personalities and the like. But on a more personal scale, one who can truly communicate gets the more desirable job, has the better friends, the deeper relationships and a smoother life than one who cannot communicate.

The question at the heart of Lawrence Wright’s new book, Going Clear, is obvious, yet seldom asked: Why would anyone in their right mind become a Scientologist? Some would say, “Nobody in their right mind does.” But I don’t think that’s quite fair, or accurate. Plenty of sane, accomplished, otherwise ordinary and intelligent people have at least dabbled in Scientology. Leonard Cohen did. So did Jerry Seinfeld. Even Mikhail Baryshnikov, the ballet legend, took courses. So what is the appeal? Why do reasonable people continue to tie themselves to a church with a reputation for ruthlessness?

Wright doesn’t quite answer these question directly, but he does provide many clues. (And some fantastic reporting.) He suggests that a large part of it has to do with convincing people that they are superior, immortal beings. Through Scientology “auditing” (a kind of therapy conducted while holding cans), people are led to believe they have memories of past lifetimes — as a rival of Machiavelli’s, or a race-car driver in the alien Marcab civilization, as Hubbard claimed to have been. They are persuaded that with enough practice — and enough expensive coursework — they can control the laws of matter, energy, space, and time. Many are also made to have out-of-body experiences.

“Sometimes during the course of these treatments, people have the feeling of leaving their body. They actually ‘go exterior,’ as they say. After that, you’re hooked,” Wright says in a video included in the “Enhanced Edition” of the book.

Scientology, in other words, is well-designed to have a pull on a certain sort of person who believes highly (excessively?) in their own abilities, and likes to be reaffirmed. That includes Tom Cruise, who is recalled by one defector as saying: “If fucking Arnold can be governor, I could be president.” Responded church leader David Miscavige: “Well, absolutely, Tom.”

Other would-be candidates include people drawn to mind-altering experiences, who crave mystery, mission, and a higher purpose in life. Someone, perhaps, a bit like you and me. I can personally attest to this pull.

As a journalist, I began reporting on Scientology in 2011. (I focused mainly on their education practices at a remote Oregon boarding school and a Los Angeles business school.) As with any subject, but even more so, I immersed myself in Scientology materials. I read reams of text. I spoke with ex-Scientologists of all ranks (including some who seem to have been sources for Wright’s book) and liked almost all of them. None of this persuaded me to convert, of course. (Especially after talking to people who had spent years in the RPF, which defectors describe as a prison labor camp.) But I did see how Scientology could tug at a person with my tendencies and weaknesses.

Scientology is a sprawling, self-contained world: catnip for the obsessive and the monomaniac. It has its own lingo. It has millions of words of “scripture.” It has charts and chains of command and courses upon courses. It feels like a giant mental labyrinth cut off from the outside world. To a certain kind of nerd, it’s intoxicating in a similar way to, say, Dungeons and Dragons.

In fact, being a Scientologist is a lot like living in a video game: As you ascend through the levels of Scientology, you discover that you are on a cosmic quest; you have multiple lives; you (supposedly) gain super powers; you unlock secret levels. Unlike Grand Theft Auto, though, no one ever “beats” this game.

And then there’s all the cloak-and-dagger intrigue. As Wright documents, the church has a long history of secrecy, spying, and old-fashioned thuggery. One Scientologist he interviews recounts how, in order to thwart defectors, his team staked out their relatives’ houses, impersonated family to get flight details, and conned telecom companies to get phone records. Other clandestine exploits include stealing documents from the IRS and infiltrating the Justice, Treasury, and Labor Departments as part of Scientology’s “Operation Snow White,” the largest domestic espionage ring in US history.

To seal the deal — and soothe the believer’s conscience — all this work is presented as being in the service of a cosmic mission. You could say that Scientologists regard themselves as the Knights Templar of L. Ron Hubbard. They steep themselves in ritual, and observe a strict organizational hierarchy. The church tries to project an aura of mystery and power on par with the great world religions. “To keep a person on the Scientology path,” Hubbard said, “feed him a mystery sandwich.” If nothing else, Scientology is full of mystery sandwiches.

Adepts learn that when they obtain a certain level of progress on “The Bridge to Total Freedom” — a measure of Scientology enlightenment that goes in degrees, like a karate belt — they will possess superhuman abilities: clairvoyance, telekinesis, the ability to see the future.

Realizing this is not true is, needless to say, a letdown. “I didn’t get these amazing abilities,” one low-level ex-Scientologist told me in 2011. “I got a few neat things. But it wasn’t worth the control.”

None of this is to say that anyone should become a Scientologist. Don’t. Allegations of forced labor and physical abuse are widespread and well-known. Vindictive policies have ruined countless careers, reputations, and families. My own family lost a relative to Scientology decades ago under circumstances that have left lasting pain and confusion. But understanding what factors bring people into the Scientology fold can help others to avoid them.

Bit by bit, revelation by revelation, the church does seem to be losing its edge. The ease with which Katie Holmes left Tom Cruise, their most prized and prominent celebrity follower, seems to show a loss of control. And for all its strenuous attempts to be seen as just another faith, Scientology today is a stigmatized and wounded organization. Its ranks have been steadily decreasing for years, down to roughly 30,000, even as sits on over $1 billion in liquid assets — a figure that “eclipses the holdings of most major world religions,” Wright says.

Wright’s book is a worthy exploration of these and other themes. While Going Clear is relatively weaker in discussing ordinary, grassroots Scientologists than Janet Reitman’s masterful Inside Scientology of 2011, Wright’s colorful accounts of Hubbard’s early days in the Los Angeles occult scene (particularly his participation in black-magic sex parties) more than compensates.

Read more: Going Clear Lawrence Wright Scientology Book Review – Why Would You Want to Become a Scientologist? – Esquire http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/going-clear-scientology-book-review-15010316#ixzz2IuSoWJZj


“Scientology is here to rescue you.” – L. Ron Hubbard

“Scientology’s may be the most debilitating set of rituals of any cult in America.”

– Flo Conway and Jim Siegelman, “Information Disease,” SCIENCE DIGEST, January 1982


Scientology is comprised exclusively of the teachings of one man: L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard’s theories, assumptions, and techniques for practical applications that make up the rituals of Scientology, are sometimes called the “Spiritual Technology,” or simply “the Tech.”

Hubbard claimed to have discovered certain “natural laws” of the spiritual universe, which he claimed can be used to predict and control behavior and phenomena in a manner similar to the way in which the natural laws codified in the physical sciences can be used to predict and control phenomena in the physical world.

Scientology assumes that spirituality and thought (called “theta”) is an energy existing in its own universe, separate and distinct from the physical universe of Matter, Energy, Space and Time (MEST), and that spirit (theta) is senior to, and indeed created, the physical universe (MEST).

Each individual person (called a “thetan”) is considered to be a “thought unit” of the spiritual universe which interacts with the physical universe (MEST), usually by inhabiting a human body. The Scientology term “thetan” is what has commonly been known as the “spirit” and it is defined in Scientology as the source of life; in the individual, it is recognized as the core of personality or essence of oneself, quite distinct and separate from the physical body or the brain.

Scientology proposes that in its “native state” the spirit/thetan is immortal and god-like and possesses the potentiality of knowing everything, but that in present time its true capabilities have been lost and forgotten. As an immortal entity, the spirit/thetan lives on after body death and is born into a new physical body, again and again, lifetime after lifetime, in an endless cycle of birth and death. As a result of traumatic incidents extending back from the present life through a long series of “past lifetimes” hidden from conscious memory, the spirit/thetan has become trapped in the physical body and the physical/MEST universe.

Content of these traumatic incidents may influence a person’s current life, causing physical and mental illnesses, irrational thoughts and acting-out behavior, and limiting one’s creativity and other abilities. Scientology claims that these traumatic incidents, along with each spirit/thetan’s personal history, are recorded in complete detail on the “time track,” sometimes called the “whole track,” which for each person is many trillions of years in length. Scientology proposes that through a process called “auditing” that uses techniques developed by Hubbard (often assisted by a device called the E-Meter), an individual can be guided to find and “discharge” these hidden traumas, thus escaping the suffering and limitations imposed by the past.

Further, as one progresses through a series of auditing “levels,” one can eventually be restored to native state and can attain the status of “operating thetan,” wherein one is free of attachments to the body and, even while “exterior” to (outside) the body, one can consciously control matter, energy, space, time, thought, and life. Hubbard’s writings and lectures include many tantalizing details of the god-like abilities that may be gained through auditing.

For most individual Scientologists, recovering these god-like abilities (and encouraging and assisting others to do so as well) is the primary goal of participation in Scientology. The “levels” through which a participant progresses make up what is called “The Bridge to Total Freedom.” Progress through all the levels of the “Bridge” often takes many years of dedicated study and practice, and the cost in fees for services for the Bridge is currently estimated at approximately $300,000 – $500,000 in US dollars.

According to examples given in Scientology, the content of “whole track” incidents can include (but is not limited to) attempted abortions and other fetal traumas, acts of torture and violence experienced both as victim and as perpetrator, encounters with the Marcab Confederacy and various Invader Forces from spacefaring Galactic civilizations, life on earth as a clam, “implants” of ideas and artificial purposes sometimes administered with a pain-drug-hypnosis combination, and other experiences that almost always include pain and/or confusion and/or unconsciousness.

While many of the traumatic incidents addressed in auditing are unique to the individual, some key incidents are thought to be common to all humans on planet earth. One very important such incident supposedly occurred some 75 million years ago. Scientology warns that until one has completed a series of preparatory steps, exposure to the details of this particular incident can cause severe illness or even death.* Thus, these details are carefully guarded and kept secret until, at the level called “Operating Thetan III” the member is deemed properly prepared and is granted permission to view and “audit” this information.


Here’s what I wrote for Oprah. Of course since I wrote it, it is
from my point of view. I tried to stick to the miracle and the story
behind it. I didn’t get into any of the information about your
family and the problems with the will and all that. I feel if we can
get on the show and tell our story, there will be an abundance of
support for freeing up that which is rightfully yours or Heather’s
So, see what you think and let me know if it is OK as is, or if
there is something else that needs to be included or eliminated.
Take care! Love you!
P.S. Please feel free to edit and send back to me with corrections
or improvements.
On March 22 this year, my 16 year old daughter and her
father met each other for the time. The story of their separation
and how they came to be united is truly a miracle of healing and a
story that is an inspiration to others. I’ve noticed that when I
share this story, people are so moved that they experience chills in
their bodies and often tears come to their eyes.
17 years ago, I was married to an abusive man who was a con
artist, psychopathic antisocial personality who spent one year in
prison while we were together. Later I realized that my response to
this husband was typical of “women who love too much” and I had to
work hard on myself to change my situation. That in itself is a long
story, but suffice it to say, it was very confusing and difficult
marriage that was damaging to myself and my two sons who were 10 and
17 at the time. During that time I met John who lived around the
corner and who showed me kindness and love. We were involved with
each other for about 2 months and I actually moved in with him
attempting to leave behind the craziness of life with my husband.
This was not a very good plan because the husband became even more
aggressive and angry waiting outside threatening John with a
baseball bat. Consequently, I returned home realizing that I had to
find a safer way to release myself from this relationship. I didn’t
see John again until recently, almost 17 years later.
When I found myself pregnant, I felt the father could have been
either John’s or my husband’s, but I had to convince the husband
that it was his baby or life would have been unbearable and the
chances of my baby’s survival would have been slim. I knew this baby
was meant to be, and be with me, and that was important. From there
moment she was born, I could see that she looked like John, but it
was the husband’s name that went on the birth certificate.”

When the child was 9 months old, and the situation at home had
become even more threatening, I finally had the courage to move
out.. Shortly thereafter, I moved from Northern CA to Southern CA
and got a divorce. Ten years ago we moved again not letting the ex-
husband know where we are because of the craziness that continued as
long as he was in our lives. Even though I cared about him, I had to
cut our losses and focus of the well-being of my children.
In the years that followed, I worked hard on myself to overcome the
results in my life caused by growing up in a highly dysfunctional
family with an angry alcoholic father and mother who was diagnosed
schizophrenic and who left us when I was eleven. I wanted to stop
passing the dysfunction on to my children. So I was in therapy, 12
step groups and became active in a church attempting to change my
life. It worked and my life is an amazing affirmation of what is
possible to anyone who chooses to take responsibility and make a
change. And it is an ongoing process that continues to this day.
From the time my daughter was old enough to understand, I explained
about the birth and told her that one of the things I knew about her
real father is that he told me that he is the brother of a well
known artist, Rosamond. I found a Rosamond print of a beautiful
woman named Simone that my daughter has had on her wall ever since.
I told her if she ever wants to find her father, to find the artist.
One Sunday morning in Feb, this year I was telling Jacquelyn, the
French cook and art teacher at my daughter’s school, about my
daughter and her birth. When I mentioned Rosamond, she said she
thought that the artist died maybe five years ago, but she wasn’t
sure and maybe it was not her, but another artist. A couple of days
later, I woke up with an overwhelming urge to look for Rosamond on
the internet. I found the site for the gallery in Carmel and the
story of Rosamond and her death and photos of her. I could see the
family resemblance of my daughter to the aunt she never knew. After
this discovery, I checked in with my daughter to see if she was
ready to find her father. She was, so I emailed the gallery, not
letting them know why I wanted to find him but just that he was an
old friend and I wanted to reconnect.
It took about a week and a few other emails before I received a
response from John, Heather’s father. He wrote that he was in Oregon
and heard I was trying to find him and he gave me a phone number. I
was excited and nervous not knowing what his response might be.
After all, as far as I knew, he had no knowledge of my daughter and
it would come as a total shock. Perhaps he was married with a family
and really wanted nothing to do with us. So my plan was to just feel
him out and discover what he was up to before giving him the news.
The first thing I asked is if he rembered me. He said he did and
told me when and where. Then he proceeded to tell me that two weeks
ago he had a dream in which I CAME TO HIM and introduced him to a
beautiful young woman who I said was his daughter. I asked him to
describe her to me, and his description was of Heather. Needless to
say I was in awe. I told him her name is Heather and she was
sixteen. His first response was, “The angels are at work. This is a
miracle! I have waited for this call for a long time!”
The room was filled with golden light as I held the phone to my ear.
It is a moment I will never forget. Truly other forces were at work
here. Apparently, some years before, a psychic in Berkeley had told
John that he had a daughter, but, he didn’t know how to find her.
Another interesting thing, is that a few days before my call, he’s
asked a friend who is a private investigator to help him find the
daughter he thought he might have.
Surely the angels had a hand in bringing about this meeting and the
miracle continues as on March 22, 2001, Heather and her father met
for the first time. It has been a life changing experience for all
of us, a healing that continues. At this time we are planning to get
married, all of us as a family, to straighten out the birth
certificate, and live together to create the family we all have
always wanted. Heather’s father is a creative, and sensitive artist
himself who can give to his daughter a kind of inspiration and
guidance that I could not and it comes at the perfect time in her
life. We are excited about the future and all that it holds in terms
of love family and creativity. We look forward to sharing this story
of miracles and healing.”


About Royal Rosamond Press

I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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