On Thu, 23 Nov 2000, lrnobs wrote:
> My exwife wants to force me to contribute money to pay for my 18 year
> old son to attend Delphian school in Oregon. She claims a fee of
> approximately 25K per year. She was awarded full custody when we
> divorced 13 years ago.
> I have some knowledge of Delphian and the other front groups from when
> I was in scientology management many years ago, but I am looking for
> additional more recent information.
> I would appreciate any and all information, testimonials, and URLs
> about Delphian. If you would rather not post, you may email me at
You said you wanted more recent information, but you also said you would appreciate any and all information.
There is a good argument that Hubbard Study Tech, as used in Delphian school, is merely self-learned brainwashing. For more info on that aspect, see Ingo Heinemann's book (still applicable today) available at http://cisar.org/trn1040.htm. The argument states that the student of Hubbard "Study Tech" is taught that everything presented in the study material consists of understanding, and that any misunderstanding must be a product of the student's own inability to apply Hubbard technology. This is stressed to the point where healthy questioning or skepticism is discouraged.
On the postitive side, the following cites mostly advertising material for Hubbards "Study Tech" used in the Delphi / Greefield schools. It is from http://members.tripod.com/German_Scn_News/has05.htm Helnwein & Scientology, Lies & Treason by Peter Reichelt, 1997 - Page 234 The Greenfield School in England It has also been shown that three of the four Helnwein children, Cyril, Mercedes and Ali, have had diverse training and taken various school courses over the years in special Scientology elite schools for Scientology progeny not only in the USA, but also in England, and that they have been trained as stalwart Scientologists, like their parents, since the early '90s.
On the occasion of his Saarbruck art exhibition, in the Saarland magazine "Arbeitnehmer" June 1993 issue, Helnwein expressed his views publicly for the first time about the "qualities" of the German school system and why he "spared" his children from it:
Helnwein: " ... I think this training system, I mean the school system, in Germany and Austria is a weak-minded system. I really reject it because it is still, in principle, this Wilhelminic system, that means, packing people full of data to make them into practical and pleasant citizens of the state. Not into adult people who develop new models and their own opinions. One is afraid of such people, because free people raised to be adults do not voluntarily march back and forth in goose-step. And who wants to have those kind of people? Nobody."
Arbeitnehmer: "You have exercised criticism upon our school and education system. Now you yourself have children in school. Has it occurred to you to put them into some kind of education system which contains what you think is right or will they go into a normal school?"
Helnwein: "No they won't go. I have made it clear to my children from the beginning that they must not go to school. I'm sticking with that. They are currently going to an alternative school, which is excellent."
By "alternative school," Helnwein meant the Scientology organization's Greenfield School in England.
While the little one, Amadeus, is still spending his time with his parents, the other three Helnwein children, Cyril, Mercedes and Ali, since the late '80s have spent years at the Scientology "Hubbard Study Tech"
boarding school, the Greenfield School in East Grinstead, Sussex, about 30 km. south of London. They may "visit" their parents in Burgbrohl only on the few "vacation days" they have. Other than that, the parents visit their children several times a year in England.
Helnwein & Scientology, Lies & Treason by Peter Reichelt, 1997 - Page 235 The school is located on the largest piece of property owned by the Scientology organization outside of the USA, the so-called "Advanced Organization" (AO), where Scientology courses up to "Operating Thetan V"
are available. That is where Hubbard, from the 1950s to his deportation in the 1960s, successfully brought his Scientology fiction to the people. The youngest Hubbard students at the Greenfield School are three years old, but the oldest only go up to fifteen years. Since it is an elite school for Scientology offspring, it is customary to leave school at the latest between the ages of 12 and 14 to go to the "Sea Org" headquarters in Flag in Clearwater, Florida, in order to "hire on" there as new Sea Org members in the "Sea Org Kids," for instance, or the Estates Project Force (EPF) or in the Commodore Messengers Org (ORG) which at one time served as Ron Hubbard's body guards, and who today are directly subordinate to the current Scientology boss and Hubbard successor, the 5 foot, 2 1/2 inch tall David "DM" Miscavige, who came from the CMO himself and to whom, managed through the RTC, the OSA intelligence agency reports.
--- Greenfield School II A leap in time to summer 1993, to the 2nd part of the "Arbeitnehmer"
interview with Helnwein in which he expressed the following about the wonderful advantages of the English Greenfield School which exclusively uses the Hubbard ideology:
Helnwein: This alternative school is a school where there is no grading, there is no good or bad. There is learning material which is very comprehensive, there are interesting and important things, and every child studies at his own tempo. If he needs a long time, then he does that, if he wants to stop, then he stops. They are so enthused with school, my children only associate fun with school. They think that is the greatest thing there ever was. They have all the instruments, they can learn, put on a play, make costumes, design the scenery themselves, sell tickets and make posters, so it is a wild school. If my school system would have looked that way: not that I am saying that is the material which you have to now learn. Why is it so, that children don't want to go to school and associate it with disgust: because they are forced to learn something which does not interest them. But the most interesting thing is: every child is insanely interested from the beginning and has thousands of questions. You just have to answer them like adults, not tell them to calm down and then get them to do something else which they did not ask about.
Then, naturally they would be disinterested Helnwein & Scientology, Lies & Treason by Peter Reichelt, 1997 - Page 245 and become apathetic. Every person has millions of questions, and only a really sick, bad, wrong system can lead to people turning bad, to students committing suicide because of a grade, for example, and to people getting nervous disorders because of of a weak-minded test. Only because the system is wrong. There is nothing wrong with the children, all children have so many questions that the grown-ups just can't answer them all. If one could set up a system which would just answer the questions, then one would have children who would lead better lives in life..."
In his answer in the summer of 1993, it is more than obvious that Helnwein is professing the exact theory that L. Ron Hubbard came up with in his Hubbard Study Technology in the 1950s, and which is taught not only in the Greenfield School in England, but also, for example, in the Adliswil School in Switzerland, as well as, since 1973, in the American "Delphian School" in Sheridan, Oregon.
In issue 29 from 1980, "Theta" magazine, distributed by the "Dianetic Stuttgart, e.V." Scientology mission, praised the "Delphi/Greenfield"
schools as the schools of the future in a detailed article. "Delphi" and "Greenfield" are the first "schools completely acknowledged by the state in which material is learned exclusively with the study technology of L.
Ron Hubbard. The resulting successes are so phenomenal that the schools have appeared in the headlines time and time again. On about 1,975 acres in the U.S. state of Oregon, the work of Delphi began in 1973. The President of the school at the time, Martin Samuels, summarized the basic idea as follows: 'The application of the underlying principals of Hubbard's philosophy is fundamental, for instance, that man is basically good, that he wishes to survive and that he can be cause over his survival.
The educational program begins with pre-school. ... Just this year, more than 200 students are expected to be registered full-time. ... The students basically learn how to deal with their environment, in contrast to the idea of "adapting oneself." The academic program of the school is set up in stages and requires evidence of the practical ability of that which is taught. For example, at Stage One, the following ability is required (at the age of 12 years): the student is in the position to assume responsibility regarding alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, can sew by hand, knows the basic rules of budget and security and can apply them, Helnwein & Scientology, Lies & Treason by Peter Reichelt, 1997 - Page 246 can demonstrate his understanding of money, values and equivalents, can communicate well, can read and draw a map, knows the most important people in current events and can tell what the individual people do, knows the basics of business and commerce, is familiar with currents of energy from systems like the sun, wind, radiator, heated space, can demonstrate an electric current, can play simple melodies on an instrument, can draw attractive designs and much more. The fact that a child of 12 who already knows his way around hydraulics, logic and Islam, has nothing at all to do with so-called child prodigies. The sole reason can be found in the underlying study technology. And although the school is given in a family type environment, this does not in any way subvert the role of the parents; just the opposite, the school requires parents to maintain the children's upbringing."
Joe Cisar: http://cisar.org/rfs0100.htm
Overview of Scientology in Germany: http://cisar.org/overview.htm
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