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David Mayo, 1940-2017: Scientology’s top technical wizard and target of ‘Fair Game’

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  1. HelluvaHoax!

    HelluvaHoax! Platinum Meritorious Sponsor with bells on

    In my imagination, it is quite satisfying to think about me selling my businesses in a ferocious bidding war that results in there being so much cash that I am severely stressed out what to do with it all, LOL.

    In such an event, the first project I would green light would be to hire a small crack team of editors to reformat ALL of ESMBs trillion posts into a single indexed, searchable format.

    In fact, no. Wait. The new format would be a book, published free online that links to the live, ever expanding ESMB forum that we are posting on right now.

    Yeah, a book, you heard me, LOL. Not to sell it. Not to autograph copies and do interviews about it. There are too many contributors and posters that have helped paint this canvas; thus, there is no radio or tv show with a set large enough to accommodate HUNDREDS of authors, each with their own microphone. And I don't think that they are currently renting out daily use of the United Nations, so scratch the conventional book concept.

    New kind of "book".

    On the cover it would be that infamous black & white photo of Hubbard scamming an interviewer who he predicted would try to ambush him with a question about his infamously failed marriages. Remember that one, where "Dr" Hubbard just happened to have a copy of a brand new book (about to be published!!!) that boasted of the cure for divorce!



    Am I getting carried away here? No, not yet, keep reading I'll be sure to get carried away shortly, lol.

    Hey don't blame me---that title is just begging to be changed for the "book cover" of the indexed, imminently searchable ESMB portal. Um, how about this. . .


    Like the sham "How to Save Your Marriage" book, the ESMB version would post the WINS of 99% of all Scientologists, the 99% that blow and feel the sublime relief and pleasure that accompanies distancing oneself from the cruel rigors of trying to hold onto delusional ideas that one has supernatural powers, whilst in fact becoming the mindless, zombie slave of sociopathically lying & grinning gurus.

    . .

  2. Karen#1

    Karen#1 Gold Meritorious Patron

    David Mayo was highly regarded for his innate decency, honor, and integrity. All the Class XIIs would attest he was man of honor. He genuinely wanted to help the person who was trying to use and believe in any self-help techniques by communicating and baring their soul to the counselor. My world fell apart when I looked at my in-basket at the Flag Land Base and found a mimeographed issue with world wide distribution called “The story of a Squirrel” and naming David Mayo as “the darling of the Psychs.” This was the man who saved Hubbard’s life while Hubbard lay comatose in 1978.
    The cult’s hatred and utter thrust to destroy someone who left the group was in full evidence. The cult had strong urges to DESTROY. To my shame I had engaged in an RTC mission to flip people back to the cult from David’s Advanced Ability Center and I was hung up in this betrayal for a long time. I had joined the evil group against a friend. When I reconnected with David Mayo on the phone, I profusely apologized. He absolutely forgave me and told me about an assassin attempt. I have come to believe the story.
    At the height of the litigation with the cult, A man showed up with a very visible gun. David talked him out of using it. David described the incident in great depth and was very shaken by it. He was 100 percent sure it was a hit man. One anecdote I will share will give you some insight into the mind of David Mayo. I was auditing a woman close to terminal on cancer. Her name was Grace Alpe. She had bounced from church to church getting refunds and was threatening suicide. For some bizarre and strange reason she had Quentin Hubbard moved in with her in her room at the Fort Harrison and then demanded Quentin Hubbard as her auditor. Grace was re-assigned from me to Quentin. It was Quentin’s end of the road. After some errors and mistakes, in the auditing of Grace Alpe, Quentin lost all his certification and was told he had to re-train from the bottom up. Quentin fled the Flag Land Base that night, and 2 weeks later was found in Las Vegas unconscious and he died a little later. Back to David. Mary Sue Hubbard had been informed of the Grace Alpe dying pc that Quentin was auditing daily and she ordered Grace Alpe be sent back to New Zealand with full refunds of all her monies. Grace was being escorted to Tampa Airport within 2 hours. Richard Kennedy the Sea org member along with a guard were to escort her off the base.
    David Mayo tracked me down at the Fort Harrison. It was lunch break, I was in my room. Room #688. David was carrying her pc folder. “Karen, Grace is in a state of great upset, she likely will not even live another week, can you please go back in session and do the Case supervised instructions to ease her pain.” I looked at David. I really loved this man. “Sorry David, I can’t” I had spent 5 hours a day with Grace Alpe for the prior 3 months. I couldn’t do it. I looked at David, one class XII to another, I saw his compassion and his need to HELP in what he fully believed was HELP. It was an emotionally charged moment. David felt he had failed Grace Alpe. He cared.
    Fly High David. I was privileged to spend those years with you.

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  3. uncover

    uncover Gold Meritorious Patron

    I already "translated" in 2013 some of David Mayo's cryptical messages here:

    >>> Idle Morgue said:
    >>> was Mayo gagged by the Cult of Scientology? Does he still believe in the TEK and
    >>> El Con? I wish he would talk in PT and tell everyone what the Cult and El Con did!
    > As part of the settlement David Mayo has signed a "non-talk" agreement. But as far as
    > he can, he has already spoken out:
    >>> Clear
    >>> By David Mayo, USA.
    >>> .....
    >>> It is also significant that the attributes of a clear, as described in DMSMH,
    >>> were never actually attained, although in reading DMSMH, one might be
    >>> led to believe that they were.
    >>> .....
    >>> "Clears" have always had trouble explaining why they still act reactively at times,
    >>> or a lot of the time, and why they still have problems in life and in getting along
    >>> with people.
    >>> .....
    >>> The truth appears to be that there are various stages of release, at each one of
    >>> which you are clear-er than you were. A person experiencing the glee of insanity
    >>> is clear-er than someone who is just completely unconscious. It was PR and
    >>> marketing considerations that led Hubbard to decide that certain people
    >>> were "clear" at a certain point, and that they therefore had no reactive
    >>> mind. However this assertion is a lie, and a very destructive one, one that
    >>> denies case gain .....
    > Translation: Hubbard was a lying con-man
    > From Tony Ortega´s article:
    >>> Mayo was already equivocal about the “Tech” before he left. In particular, he
    >>> was concerned about OT III, and the OT levels in general. He felt that by
    >>> letting people continue up the Bridge, they too would come to realize that
    >>> this material was bogus. By the time Mayo left the Institute for Research into
    >>> Metapsychology in Palo Alto in 1988, he had abandoned the OT levels altogether.
    >>> He has also published his critique of New Era Dianetics, giving cogent reasons for
    >>> its failure to achieve the promises made for it by Scientology.
    >>> .....
    >>> As to the NOTs material, Mayo has said that he audited Hubbard on
    >>> “misconceptions,” not on Body Thetans. When Hubbard had recovered
    >>> somewhat, he engaged in his usual “research” method - he dictated bulletins
    >>> to Mayo which had little bearing on the approach that Mayo had used.
    >>> .....
    > Translation: Xenu, BT´s and Clusters are the results of the paranoid phantasy of a
    > drug-addicted mentally instable con-man.
    > Here are the last words of El-con Hubbard - at the end, all he could do was say the same
    > thing, over and over:
    >>> El-con Hubbard said:
    >>> "There are more BTs! Many more than people realize!"
    > From Tony Ortega´s blog:
    >>> Jon Atack said:
    >>> As it happened, I had shown a copy of the pack to a friend .... and told my
    >>> friend that Hubbard had been “on drugs” when he wrote OT III. He handed
    >>> me the pack, and said, “Phenobarbital.” I had to do a double take, but he
    >>> explained that as a young man, he’d taken this powerful barbiturate and that
    >>> in high doses, it had made him feel that the world was exploding and that he
    >>> had been fractured into separate entities. Later, of course, I saw the
    >>> prescription for phenobarbital in Hubbard’s Navy records - for his purported
    >>> ulcer - and found his own admission, in a lecture, that he’d been addicted
    >>> to that barbiturate (the original Research and Discovery series, volume 1, at
    >>> page 124).
    > From this forum, about the L´s:
    >>> David Mayo said:
    >>>>> PirateAndBum said:
    >>>>> .....
    >>>>> I did L-11 and L-12 back in early 93.
    >>>>> ..... At the time I was extraordinarily happy with the results. The state I
    >>>>> experienced was short-lived, ..... That it wasn't stable is another matter.
    >>> Without commenting on the above, I thank you PirateAndBum for your succinct and cogent description.
    > Translation: The L´s lead only to a temporary and unstable win - therefore not worth the money.
    > Do you need more ?
  4. The_Fixer

    The_Fixer Class Clown

    Probably happy that scientology is far behind him.....
    That's a good thing to have at the end of your days.
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  5. Clay Pigeon

    Clay Pigeon Gold Meritorious Patron


    Truly a life to be celebrated without regret.
  6. Gib

    Gib Crusader

    such great CSI work you do & others of the hubbard/scientology. I'm pretty sure I read all of your clips of Mayo and can confirm.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  7. lotus

    lotus stubborn rebel sheep!

    Sad he is gone.

  8. TheSneakster

    TheSneakster More Skeptical Than You

    Don't you mean "somebody pretending to be David Mayo" ?

    The real Dave Mayo was bound by his 1983/1984 settlement to never again speak in public about Scientology or to deliver any Scientology services, IIRC.

    Tony Ortega's article points out that David "Darth Midget" Miscavige was still able to get him jailed in 1993 (in the Dominican Republic) for violating that settlement. Whomever it was who made those fake posts put him and his family at risk of serious real world harm.

    I usually expect the folks here to be a lot less credulous than this - critical thinking being a big issue here.

    Michael A. Hobson
    Independent Scientologist
  9. Karen#1

    Karen#1 Gold Meritorious Patron

    Tony Ortega reported the passing of David Mayo today.

    The Story of David Mayo in 3 parts (summarised) ~~ Part 1
    David Mayo was another who had given the best part of his life to the Cult.
    He was the most Senior Tech terminal on the Apollo, Senior Cs "Flag" as it was called, then he was made Senior CS Flag Land Base and subsequently Senior CS INT.
    He got into the Church in Auckland, New Zealand at 17 and served
    half his life working the 60 hour weeks for cents by the hour.
    I spent many happy times of my life with him on the Flag Ship Apollo.
    David was as hardworking as they come. A workaholic. Rarely did he secure for the night without working into the early hours of the morning. He was loyal, he was very competent and he was well loved.
    What happened to David Mayo was unspeakable cruelty. Miscavige saw him as a threat and went into a DESTROY mode.
    When David Mayo audited Mary Sue Hubbard in Los Angeles ~~ she was separated from Hubbard who was in hiding.
    In doing 3 S and Ds (Search and Discoveries) it came up that David Miscavge was the SP Suppressive Person for Mary Sue Hubbard.
    Neville Potter engaged with David Mayo stating he should not have accepted as an SP item "a good hat." In other words, Neville Potter who is brown nosed DM enabler asked that Mayo deny and refuse an item given in session. David refused to modify the item and returned to INT Base. Neville reported it all instantly to Miscavige. David Miscavige was went into explosions which is characteristic of the thug.
    It was barbaric. David Mayo was hauled out of bed for gang bang treatment.
    It was medieval middle ages punishment.
    He was removed from post and made to run around a tree"The running Program" 12 hours a day, 7 days a week, and made to run around a tree in all types of extreme desert condition.
    Due to physical drain on his body, he lost most of his teeth.
    He has had to run around a tree in solitary.
    Others on the running program were not allowed to speak with him. It was complete isolation.
    An absurd accusation was dreamed up that he had stolen $40,000 which was simply money allocated to implement tech programs.
    A huge purge occurred at this time, where all TOP EXECS were removed and everyone was put on Security guard watch like they were felons.
    It was a military JUNTA takeover the likes of which you would not image could occur in a CHURCH.
    David Mayo was not allowed to run around the same tree as the other 19 to execs and his "Running Program" was a form of torture. . He was malnourished and underfed for the marathon running he was forced to endure in the heat of desert California Sun.
    ALL this occurred at the infamous "INT BASE" or "GOLD BASE" Southern California's Guantanomo Bay where Sea org members are imprisoned and tortured and all civil and constitutional rights are severed.
    The CULT jokingly makes DVDs on Human Rights and pretends it is a Human Rights Advocate ! David Mayo had less human rights than an animal pursued by hunters.
    ~~~ to be continued.

    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  10. Karen#1

    Karen#1 Gold Meritorious Patron

    The Story of David Mayo ~~ Part 2
    The Story of David Mayo ~~ Part Two
    Miscavige was bent on destroying Mayo in a fever and vengeance known by those who knew him well. He threatened to destroy Mayo's reputation utterly. Character Assassination is a tool in the tool kit of the Cult. Win/Win is not a concept in the Cult. It is self-serving. Win ONLY for the cult and crush the opposition. "Destroy them utterly" was written by Hubbard and the Intention of the cult to those who speak out is "To destroy".

    In its arrogance, the Cult, luxuriating in 1st amendment privileges, apparently believed only them, the Cult had 1st amendment privileges. David Mayo did not have the right to practice his 1st amendment beliefs.
    Isn't Karma awesome ? So the cult ran nothing short of a gang stalking terrorist campaign on Mayo. And lo and behold, out of *nowhere* the ANONYMOUS movement arose and showed up just like they did to David Mayo's AAC. What goes around comes around !
    This part of David's story is best read by his own words.
    QUOTE >>>

    I, David Mayo, declare as follows
    13. In February 1983, I left the Church of Scientoloqy. Thereafter, the Church of Scientology, the Religious Technology Center, and their agents and affiliates began a campaign of harassment and intimidation against me and persons who associated with me.

    14. On August 29, 1982, David Miscavage, and others, acting on the orders of L. Ron Hubbard, kidnapped me and subsequently kept me captive and physically and mentally abused me for six months. During this period, David Miscavage, an officer and director of RTC, told me in the presence of Vicki Aznaran, President of RTC, Mark Yaeger, Commanding Officer, CMO INT of CSI that if I ever escaped, he would personally see to it that the resources of the Church of Scientology would destroy my character and reputation internationally. During that six-month period of captivity, I was forced to run around a tree in the desert in temperatures of up to 110 degrees for 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for 3 months I was under tremendous coercion and duress. I was refused medical and dental treatment (after escaping captivity I lost six teeth and required thousands of dollars of dental work to save the rest of my teeth). I was not permitted to make or receive phone calls and all letters I wrote were read by Scientology security guards. I was often awakened during the night and interrogated (mainly by Jesse Prince). In early February 1983, I was told by Rick Aznaran, Director of Security, RTC, (husband of Vicki Aznaran, President of RTC), to get the idea of leaving out of my head because I would never leave the property alive.
    15. From 1983 through to the present, Plaintiffs have engaged in a concerted campaign to destroy me in accordance with the Scientology “Fair Game Law,” which allows opponents of the Church to be “deprived of property or injured by any means by any Scientologist without any discipline of the Scientologist. May be tricked, sued or lied to or destroyed.”
    16. As part of the campaign of harassment and intimidation against me, the Church of Scientology, the Religious Technology Center, and their affiliates and agents employed a team of private detectives who harassed parishoners and staff of the Advanced Ability Center, Santa Barbara, California, and who falsely misrepresented themselves as federal agents and conducted campaign of disinformation about me to the parishioners of the Cnurch of the New Civilization, potential parishioners of the Church of the New Civilization, the staff and the friends and relatives of the staff of the Advanced Ability Center, and among persons with whom I and the Center conducted religious services and training.
    17. I was in extreme danger and under substantial duress during the six-month period of captivity and torture. The duress affected me even after my escape. I felt harassed and intimidated. When I left/was expelled in 1983, I had no job qualifications (other than related to Scientology), negligible savings, was not eligible for unemployment (nor social security) and had no job prospects. I had no friends or acquaintances who were not scientologists and all Scientologists were required to “disconnect from” (ostracize) me.
    24. As a result of the false and scurrilous accusations made against me by the Church of Scientology and the Religious Technology Center, their affiliates and agents, the parishioners of the Church of the New Civilization were lost and new parishioners were deterred from coming to the Church while it was active.
    25. Because of the campaign of harassment and intimidation directed at me, at the Church of the New Civilization and Advanccd Ability Center and its staff and at parishioners, potential parishioners, and supporters of that Church, income was lost to the Church and to me, individually.
    26. At no time have I sought to make my differences with the Church of Scientology a public issue Any publicity generated involving the Plaintiffs and their campaign against me has been only in response to that campaign. The only public statements made by me which could be construed as antagonistic to the Church have been made in internal publications of the Advanced Ability Center or during “Sunday talks” presented at the Advanced Ability Center in which I responded to the Church’s accusations and sought to clear my name of the false and denigrating statements made against me.
    Executed on this 1st day of May, 1987, at Palo Alto, California.
    ~~To be continued.
  11. guanoloco

    guanoloco As-Wased

    If one reads "The Story of a Squirrel" you can easily see that Miscavige is factually guilty of every single criminal accusation levelled at Mayo.

    It's really weird where these abusive gurus in Scientology when describing the crimes of their most hated enemies actually accurately describe themselves.
  12. ILove2Lurk

    ILove2Lurk Lisbeth Salander

    This is a memorial thread. Someone who was a friend to many here passed away.

    What's wrong with you? Go hurl your insults somewhere else . . . please.
  13. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    So was David Mayo a part of the "Sarge movement" to Palo Alto?
    (Some of the Riverside Mission staff went there in the eventual aftermath of the Mission Holder's Conference).
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  14. TheSneakster

    TheSneakster More Skeptical Than You

    David Mayo was (in my estimation) the only Scientology(no TM) technical terminal who had any real chance of sorting out Ron Hubbard's research notes for the rest of the OT levels and compiling OT course sections from them to complete the Ron Hubbard Bridge.

    With his departure to the next life, any hope of that happening is finally destroyed.

    Tony's article reveals that he was still helping people with Scientology auditing while he could (at least through 1994). It would seem that he never really gave up on the subject of Scientology and for that I am comforted, since I had thought otherwise.

    May his next life be better than this one.

    Michael A. Hobson
    Independent Scientologist
  15. programmer_guy

    programmer_guy True Ex-Scientologist

    There is no such thing as Clear and there is no such thing as OT.
    However, you might feel better after some robotic talk-therapy.
    If the robotic talk-therapy isn't working then you might be sent to an ethics officer.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
  16. Karen#1

    Karen#1 Gold Meritorious Patron

    The Story of David Mayo ~~ Part 3
    The Story of David Mayo ~~ Part Three.
    The wrath that David Mayo had started an offshoot branch of Scientology enraged Hubbard and David Miscavige. The budget to destroy him was unlimited. The Character assassination was dirty and bloody.
    There is an Executive Directive is littered with paraphrases signed by L. Ron Hubbard, adjudicating that “Mayo was simply a bird dog." The definition of a bird dog is: ‘Somebody sent in by an enemy to mess things up.’”
    David Mayo was locked into litigation with the Church for YEARS. This was in the 1980s. The Cherch believes it is the *ONLY* entity entitled to 1st amendment privileges. David Mayo was not entitled to practice what he just spent 70 hours a week for the previous 25 years. No 1st amendment for him ! It was brutal and all that mattered was market share. People were giving money to AAC, Advanced Ability Center. The Cult wanted those $$$$$.
    The cherch behaved so disgracefully that the Judge (Honorable James G Koltz) ruled this statement :

    Church of Scientology and RTC: "Plaintiffs have abused the federal court system by using it, inter alia, to destroy their opponents, rather than to resolve an actual dispute over trademark law or any other legal matter. This constitutes 'extraordinary, malicious, wanton and oppressive conduct.
    The Cult's intention was To Destroy.

    On August 4, 1994, the Cult of Scientology utilized INTERPOL, the US DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency), and the DNCD (Dominicana Nacional Control de Drogas) engaged in a ploy to descend on David Mayo to get him jailed by false allegations to INTERPOL. INTERPOL had received and acted on a report that David Mayo was guilty of was "practicing Scientology( without a license"; that he had "destroyed Scientology property"; that he was "representing" himself as a "Scientologist". Ventura Bayonet, head of the Dominican Republic DNCD said that he decided to act as a result of a phone call from INTERPOL alleging that David Mayo had damaged "millions of dollars of Scientology property".
    The criminal cartel was going to avenge David Mayo fleeing INT base and starting a splinter group. Hubbard said "Destroy them utterlly" and the machine and the plotting and the *religious Sea org members* worked and sweated blood behind the scenes to run psychological ops on David to harm him 80 hour weeks around the clock.

    [bcolor=#ffff00]So from Senior CS Apollo, to Senior CS Flag Land Base, to Senior CS INT, the death cult of Taliban Scientology now proclaimed that David Mayo was a drug runner !!![/bcolor]
    At the direction of David Miscavige's RTC/Church of Scientology International, Office of Special Affairs On August 4, 1994, David Mayo's home was surrounded by approximately 15 armed police, military and DNCD agents. David Mayo was handcuffed. The home was searched for fire arms, drugs and money. No drugs or firearms were found. Nonetheless, David Mayo was taken to two police stations and eventually taken to Santo Domingo where he was put in prison with no charges, explanation or reason. David wasn't allowed to make a phone call to anyone -- not even to a lawyer, to his wife Julie or to the American Embassy. That night, he was put in a small cell (about 12' x 12') stuffed with 10 - 12 other men overnight in abhorrent conditions -- he had not been permitted food or water since the afternoon, there was no place to stretch out, the cell was filled with stench due to a blocked toilet and there were flies and mosquitoes. The next day David Mayo learned that it was INTERPOL that was investigating him at the request of Scientology. He was released the next night, without being charged, but the incident was shockingly unexpected and intimidating. The harassment didn't end there.
    ~~~~To be continued

  17. Moochie

    Moochie New Member

    David Mayo proved conclusively that this is a cult that cannot tolerate anyone genuinely gifted with the ability to empathise and unconditionally accept others in precisely the way that the intellectually mediocre and emotionally vapid past and present leadership cannot.

    People seduced by the advertisements into subjecting themselves to "the tech" risk diminishing the very substance they seek to, and absolutely need to, nourish and nurture, as attested to here and elsewhere.

    This pernicious organisation worships money with such raw, untempered vigour, that avowed capitalists are seen to cringe.

    Stay away!
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  18. HelluvaHoax!

    HelluvaHoax! Platinum Meritorious Sponsor with bells on

    Absurdity upon absurdity. What are you even talking about?

    "rest of the OT levels"
    HELFPUL R-FACTOR: There cannot be the "rest" of anything, unless there is at least one already. There are no OT levels, evidenced by the fact that there are no OTs. The only "OT" that exists in this universe is the word "OT", a mythological term dreamt up by a sci-fi writer. Everyone else treating that word with gravitas is either delusional or lying.​

    "complete the Ron Hubbard Bridge"
    HELPFUL R-FACTOR: The Ron Hubbard Bridge was completed. By Ron Hubbard. Wogs call it hiding, going insane and then dying.​

    I know you are stalled on your Bridge and can't figure out what to do. That is analogous to being stumped on Rubik's cube.

    But you go one step further. Although hopelessly bogged on Rubik's Cube, you nevertheless keep trying to sell the "tech" of completing Rubik's Cube to people who have already long-since solved it. Get your shit together buddy and next time you knock on the door peddling OT, show us one OT power.

    Cruel, right? Asking an expert on OT to demonstrate OT. LOL

  19. DagwoodGum

    DagwoodGum Squirreling Dervish

    And like he spent 5 seconds of his life counseling marriages. He would pull those "case histories" out of his arse. Seemed to me he was vigorously opposed to any and all loyalties that didn't have him ranked numero uno.
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2018
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  20. anonomog

    anonomog Gold Meritorious Patron

    His story saddened me all those years ago when I first read about him. But it also mirrors what thousands of others have experienced in parts or in full, the torture, isolation, bullying, harrassing and intense smearing that just never lets up. It shows the church for what it was and is.
    RIP David Mayo, may your compassionate spirit fly free.

    When he was on the board, his posts had to be circumspect. But the extended version were the random posts he liked/thanked all over the board. I don't think they are available anymore. Pity, because it spoke volumes.