Affidavit of Margery Wakefield

Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
From: (Modemac)
Subject: Affidavit of Margery Wakefield
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 1995 09:04:17 GMT
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*** AFFIDAVIT *** April 13, 1990

I, Margery Wakefield, attest that the following facts are true. 

I became involved with the "Church" of Scientology in October of 1968. I
was a freshman at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. 

As a teenager I had suffered a nervous breakdown as a result of a
traumatic childhood. When I was first approached by a Scientologist who
was a fellow classmate at the University, I was told that Scientology
could cure all my emotional problems.  I was told that Scientology was the
"psychology of the future", and that it was 1000 years ahead of

I was told that what I had to do was to go to Los Angeles and to begin a
series of courses in "auditing". The first of these courses cost me $500. 

At no time was Scientology advertised as being a religion. It was solely
advocated to me as being a cure for psychological illness, for which I
would pay.  The first time I heard Scientology referred to as a "church"
was in 1971, after I had been in Scientology for three years. When I asked
why Scientology was now being called a church, I was told that it was for
tax purposes. 

I spent twelve years in Scientology. I progressed to the "secret upper
levels" of Scientology which are chiefly involved with the exorcism of
demons. I didn't realize when I got into Scientology that I would be
involved in demonic and satanic practices when I got onto these upper
levels. Nor was it told to me that L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of
Scientology, was a practicing satanist, and that this was his religion,
and the "religion" behind Scientology. The facts are carefully concealed
from the beginning Scientologist. 

I believe that in Scientology I was ritualistically hypnotized. On the
first class that I did, I had to do a drill called TR-O. In this drill I
had to sit facing another person and stare at them in the eyes for two
hours without blinking, and if I blinked or moved in any way, the two
hours had to be done over again.  Some days I did this drill for twelve or
more hours a day. I told told that this drill was to improve my eye
contact and would make me a better "auditor", or counselor. I did not know
until after I got out of Scientology that I was being hypnotized. This
drill was followed by thirteen other, similar drills in hypnosis and mind

In Scientology, when you get into trouble with your superiors, or you are
not doing as much work as they want you to do (ie: your "statistics" are
not high enough), then you are declared to be in a "lower condition". To
get out of this condition, you have to deal a blow to an enemy of the
group. In my case, at one point, I was trained how to break into buildings
and I had to break into the American Psychiatric Association in
Washington, D.C. and steal some documents that the Scientologists wanted,
and I did this. 

Also, one another occasion, I was trained to prejure myself in court. I
was going to be called as a witness in a case in Florida involving a
judge, and I was coached on what to say. When I questioned this, I was
told that it was for the "greatest good". In other words it was to be done
for the good of Scientology. 

At one point, in the fall of 1977, I did volunteer work for the infamous
Guardian's Office of Scientology, the branch of Scientology which deals in
espionage and covert activities. I had to go through the auditing folders
of a man who had defected and mark in red anything that he had ever said
in auditing (which is supposed to be confidential), and I was to look
especially for anything involving sexual practices or criminal activities
and to mark them in red and circle them.  This information could be used
to blackmail him. 

At this same time, while doing work for the Guardian's Office, I t in on a
meeting in the Guardian's Office (now known as the O.S.A. - Office of
Special Activities), and I heard two murders planned. One murder was of
this man who had defected. He had been caught, and they said they had him
in a motel room, and the next day they were going to take him out to sea
and "deep six" him - tie weights to him and dump him overboard. 

The second murder that I heard planned was of Paulette Cooper, who had
written a book critical of Scientology, and they were planning to shoot
her.  To my knowledge this murder was not carried out, but at this meeting
it was planned. 

While in Scientology, I witnessed many individuals who had become
psychotic while doing the upper levels. When people become psychotic in
Scientology, they are either "offloaded" (sent away), or they are put into
Scientology's prison, the dreaded R.P.F.  (Rehabilitation Project Force).
On two occasions I was put in the R.P.F. for punishment of things that I
had done. I had to wear an old uniform. We had to work hard ~or about
twenty hours a day. We were not allowed to speak to anyone unless we were
spoken to, and then only in a military and formal manner. Sometimes we had
to eat food that other people had left on their plates. Twice I was on the
R.P.F. on a boat that the Scientologists had moored in Long Beach,
California where they kept this prison. In 1980, I was "offloaded" from
Scientology, and sent back to Wisconsin. 

In 1980 I was kept prisoner in the Fort Harrison in Clearwater, Florida. I
was kept under guard night and day for about three weeks. Even when I
slept there were guards stationed outside my room so that I could not
escape. One day I was taken to the airport and told to pick any place out
of the state of Florida and to go there and not come back. A guard was
sent with me on the plane to make sure I went to Wisconsin and didn't
come back. 

It took me eighteen months to recover from the worst effects of
Scientology. Eighteen months after I was physically out of the
organization, I snapped out of the hypnosis spontaneously one night. It
was a dramatic experience. I felt like I just "woke up" even though I had
been awake. I literally came ou'~ of a trance. I knew at once that I had
been hypnotized for twelve years and I decided to come to Florida to file
a lawsuit against the cult. 

My lawsuit against Scientology was filed in 1~81 in Federal Court in
Tampa, Florida, Case ~'~: 82-1313-Civ-T-10. 

My case continues to this day.


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