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Church of Scientology in 1977 by the FBI, which pertain to Scientology's
intelligence operations against individuals and other organizations.
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Thanks are due to Neal Hamel, a former Guardian's Office agent, for
many of these definitions.
The Second Dynamic, which pertains to both sexuality and family. To "use 2D
on someone" means attempting to seduce him or her.
Assistant Guardian for Intelligence (Information) in New York. Answerable
to the Guardian's Office United States Intelligence bureau.
American Psychiatric Association.
The branch of the Guardian's Office responsible for covert data collection
The branch of the Guardian's Office responsible for overt data collection
- Bonnie Brea
Scientology staff most often lived in communal housing. The
neighbourhood around the USGO (and the LA Org and AOLA [Advanced Org
Los Angeles]) was in decline, and houses were inexpensive to rent.
These houses became communal-type houses where most of the rooms were
rented cheaply by staff members. The Bonnie Brea "Thetan Manor" was
one such place; Charles Manson apparently had a connection to that
- Cazares, Gabe
Former Mayor of Clearwater, vocally opposed to the Church of Scientology.
Covert Data Collection, or gathering information while maintaining secrecy.
Compare with ODC (Overt Data Collection).
Hubbard wrote a Guardian Order called "Channels" in which he outlined
a technique which involved multiple, simultaneous attacks (vectors) on
a person in order to destroy them. A "channel" was one of the vectors
Completed Staff Work, the term for Hubbard's policy on how to present a
proposal for approval by a senior.
- Code, Barbara
Barbara Code was Henning Heldt's secretary. She was once married to
Scientology celebrity motorcycle racer Keith Code.
- Nathan Dodell
Lead attorney in the FDA case against Scientology. Scientology lost
the case, but promoted it as a win. This infuriated Dodell, who
became dedicated to exposing Scientology. The Guardian's Office
became dedicated to ruining Nathan Dodell.
Normally used in Scientology to mean "Field Staff Member"; when used in
the context of Guardian's Office operations and programmes, it is used
as a euphemism for "covert agent".
Guardian Auxiliary Staff
- Gaul, Doreen
A Scientologist who was found murdered in Los Angeles. Doreen and
two others were found brutally beaten, ritualistically stabbed, and
dumped 10 yards from a Scientology commune with their right eyes
cut out. The second body was that of fifteen-year-old James Sharpe,
also a Scientologist. The third body was unidentified.
Doreen's father allegedly told a reporter from the New York Times that
the nineteen-year-old had recently become disenchanted with Scientology.
Unconfirmed reports claimed that Gaul was a former girlfriend of Manson
Family member Bruce Davis, a former Scientologist.
Hubbard Communications Office. The branch of the Church of Scientology responsible
for, among other things, publishing Hubbard's technical bulletins and policy letters.
- Heldt, Henning
Henning Heldt held the position of Deputy Guardian for the United States (DGUS).
He was indicted and convicted of conspiracy charges in United States v. Mary
Sue Hubbard et al. in 1979.
- Hubbard, Mary Sue
L. Ron Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue held the titles of "Controller" and "Commodore
Staff Guardian" (CSG) and, as the second person in the hierarchy of Scientology,
had duties which included supervision of the Guardian's Office.
Abbreviation for Intelligence, as in "espionage".
- Kember, Jane
Jane Kember held the title of "Guardian World-Wide" (GWW) and headed the daily
operations of all Guardian's Offices, reporting directly to Mary Sue Hubbard
who in turn reported directly to L. Ron Hubbard.
- Lisa, Joe
In 1974, Joe Lisa was the Deputy Deputy Guardian for Information U.S. (DDG I US);
he subsequently held the position of Assistant Guardian for Information at the
Flag Service Organization in Clearwater, Florida (AG INFO FLAG).
Guardian's Office codename for Paulette Cooper. See also PC
Sea Org equivalent of an Ethics Officer.
- Major Target
The overall objective of an operation.
- Milner, Terry
Circa 1972, DG I US (Deputy Guardian for Information, United States),
Terry Milner ran (and still does) a private investigative agency.
Tom Klemesrud, operator of a bulletin-board system that has been sued by
Scientology, recalls that there was a user named Terry Milner on his
system, who posted "a public inquiry about mind control experiments and
thought implants, or something like that."
Klemesrud also states that a woman posing as an IRS Criminal Investigation
Division Special Agent asked if his BBS was the one that Milner used.
Overt Data Collection, gathering information without the need for secrecy. Compare
with CDC (Covert Data Collection).
- OPS NAT
Operations National, in charge of Branch I program management.
In the context of Guardian's Office operations and programmes, an abbreviation
for "Operating Target".
Guardian's Office abbreviation for Paulette Cooper. See also Lovely.
(Also means "preclear" in Scientology jargon.)
Present Time, Scientology jargon for "current".
Potential Trouble Source, Scientology jargon for an unstable person, or a
person hostile to Scientology.
- Raymond, Randy
- Sec Check
Short for Security Check. This is a procedure whereby the E-Meter is used as
a lie detector, to discover if the person being checked has violated any of
Scientology's laws, had unkind thoughts about Hubbard, etc.
Code name for Gerald Wolfe, a GO agent involved in stealing government
documents (Operation Snow White).
- Snider, Duke
Duke Snider was Assistant Guardian for the District of Columbia (AG DC), the
highest position in the local Guardian's Office, until 1974. Between March
1974 and January 1975, he held the position of Deputy Guardian for Information
in the United States (DG I US), which was subsequently filled by Richard Weigand.
After January 1975, Snider was the Deputy Deputy Guardian for the United States
(DDG US), the chief assistant to Henning Heldt.
He was indicted and convicted of conspiracy charges in United States v.
Mary Sue Hubbard et al. in 1979.
- Snow White
Operation Snow White, or Guardian Programme Order 1361, was the massive
GO operation to steal government files critical of Scientology. It resulted
in the arrest and conviction of most of the higher-ups in the Guardian's Office,
including Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue Hubbard.
Although the Church of Scientology claims that Snow White was the result
of government infiltrators setting the Church up for a fall, and that the
Guardian's Office was disbanded, a 1994 document leaked to the Internet
revealed that Operation Snow White was still in existence, run by Elaine
Siegel of the Office of Special Affairs (the GO's successor).
Bob Snyder, a Florida radio commentator who lost his job after tangling with
Scientologists on the air.
- St. John, John
John St. John is the famous LAPD detective upon whom the TV series
"Jigsaw John" was based.
- St. Petersburg Times
A major Florida newspaper which has occasionally run articles critical of
the Church of Scientology. St. Petersburg borders Clearwater, which is the
location of the Flag Service Organization, the "Mecca" of Scientology.
The St. Pete Times won the Pulitzer Prize for their series of articles
about Scientology (written by Betty Orsini, another subsequent victim of
the Guardian's Office). Hubbard's response (via Mary Sue Hubbard and the
GO) was to attack the St. Pete Times -- a policy which is still in effect.
- Suitable Guise
A false representation of identity designed to elicit the greatest amount of
A person, seen as an endpoint for a line of communication.
- Third Partying
To represent oneself as a third party. This can mean impersonation of a real
person, or claiming to be a representative of a real or nonexistent corporation,
governmental entity or other such group.
- Thomas, Robert
Circa 1972, Bob Thomas was the DG US (Deputy Guardian United States).
- United Churches of Florida
The name under which the Church of Scientology purchased land and buildings
in Clearwater, Florida. Once the subterfuge was discovered, they dropped the
pseudonym and made no secret of their presence.
- US B1 NE SEC
United States Branch I Northeast Secretary
- Vital Target
A Vital Target is a necessary resource for an operation to succeed.
- Weigand, Richard
Beginning in January 1975, Dick Weigand held the position of Deputy Guardian
for Information in the United States (DG I US). He was indicted and convicted
of conspiracy charges in United States v. Mary Sue Hubbard et al. in 1979.
Andrew Milne, a Scientologist who posts official press releases on the newsgroup
Those who participated in or knew of the GO's illegal
conduct in any way were removed from Church staff and
forever banned from future Church employment.
However, in April of 1995, a message from the Scientology email group, TNX-L,
described efforts to spread Scientology into Colombia. Dick Weigand was mentioned
as one of the people in charge of the project.
- Willardson, Greg
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