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Perth Org: Update

Steve Zadarnowski, Apr-Jun 1999

From: (Steve Zadarnowski)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Perth Org: Update
Date: Tue, 06 Apr 1999 15:40:31 GMT
Message-ID: <>

In passing today, I observed, for the first time in about six
weeks, two body routers, girls. And they weren't doing much to
route bodies, being more concerned with the value of long
weekends and having a break (bear in mind that these two are
new recruits and the Day org and have yet to experience the
reality of *really* being a staff member.)

The Scientology half (Perth Org(s) is an upper 1st floor and
a basement, Scientology upstairs and Dianetics in the basement).
Neither of them have window frontage, just a glass door.

|                                           |
|  S World, the money side of Scientology   |
|                                           |
| Dn       |                      | www.    |
|          |    Trinket Shop      +---------+
| Dn       |                      |  Scn    |
| Down     | _______STEPS________ |  Up     |
| Stairs   |/--------------------\| Stairs  |
+----------+----------------------+---------+------- Street level
|                                           |
|   D World, the poorer cousin of Scn       |

The Scientology side (the money side) has obtained a
*lighted* sign at 90 degrees to the building (at spot
marked S) and a full color metal-plate print which
is over the door, with on it.

My, they must have really been saving up these last
two years.

There are so *many* really great spots in the city,
but regrettably, they just don't have the money
to capitalize on them.

The girls? I won't need to send in a KR, because a
casual metering will pick it up... After they read
about it on the net, of course.


From: (Steve Zadarnowski)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Perth Org Update II
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 16:46:24 GMT
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I wandered by the org today. It was about 5:30pm and the Dianetics
door was shut. Maybe they were all upstairs for muster. They had
signs indicating that stress and personality tests were all
upstairs at the Scientology floor.

I took a Kodak DC260 for a spin and photographed the outsides of
the org. I'll be posting these on my website with appropriate
comments. You'll be able to see the new signs.


From: (Steve Zadarnowski)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Cult at Half Power?
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 14:56:10 GMT
Message-ID: <>

Today I wandered out for lunch at 1:00pm and I noticed that the
DIANETICS door was again closed with signs pointing to the
Scientology door for the stress test etc.

Same again at 5:15.  Why is the cult running on half power?

Even less staff, or is there something on at the ass-end of
this week?


From: (Steve Zadarnowski)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Dianetics Center: Closed for fumigation?
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 1999 14:37:17 GMT
Message-ID: <>

Maybe there is an infestation of Body Thetans at the
Dianetics center, because the door was today (Monday)
shut with the same signs as was last week.

I thought these places never shut up shop! Why is
everyone being directed to the Scientology door?

Is the local Cof$ dissolving before my very eyes, or
are they really being de-roached?


From: (Steve Zadarnowski)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: One More Week And...
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 1999 11:45:52 GMT
Message-ID: <>

One more week of the Dianetics Day org door being closed and
I'm gonna declare the center officially shut down.

Could still be fumigating for BTs or maybe even SO vermin,
but we'll see.


From: (Steve Zadarnowski)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Countdown to Closure
Date: Fri, 30 Apr 1999 16:59:30 GMT
Message-ID: <>

As I said last week, one more week and I declare the Perth
Dianetics centre CLOSED. Two more days to go.

In a previous incarnation, the Cof$ site in the city was in
fact a single entry with a half floor up to Dianetics and then
up to a 1st floor of Scientology, with a storage basement.

The new location had separate entry ways for each and no
common area. It appears that they no longer have enough
staff to man the Dianetics centre and have shut the other

The other, less likely reason for this might be that the
Dianetics staff have move off to a suburban location to
try and establish a mission, seeing the other one failed
a few years back.

I doubt it. It all seems very off-policy. Me? I'm immensely
pleased that they just can't cut it. In reality, if Perth
closed up (Scn & Dn), it would be no big deal, because a
state like NSW that has a population of 5 million is
serviced by a single Scn/Dn centre (the AO doesn't count)
and outlying areas (like the major suburban subcentres)
are not. Perth would just become another outlying area.

Many people aren't very mobile. Some living north of the
Sydney Harbor Bridge, a mere 20 miles away from Sydney
have never crossed the bridge to the city in 20 years or
more. So they say "Scientology? What the fuck is that?"

Yes, I'd like to see that being the catch-phrase for
Perth in 2001 ... Scientology? What the fuck is that?

In fact, I'm sure the local residents on the same street
as Scn have been asking that question for years...


From: (Steve Zadarnowski)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Perth Org Report
Date: Sat, 19 Jun 1999 14:41:06 GMT
Message-ID: <>

Just a little note about the Perth Dianetics Centre (DAY)...

The door has been closed (locked) during the day and I haven't
seen body routers on the street for months.

I *did* see a new face being taken downstairs by a Scn
worker. I imagine this is part of an attempt to kick-start
the org back into an operational state. I think they've
hit a terminal stage where it would take too many
resources and new recruits to pull it off. It will get
rolled back into the Scientology side and the separate
basement abandoned.


From: (Steve Zadarnowski)
Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
Subject: Perth Org Report
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 1999 15:09:39 GMT
Message-ID: <>

Again, Perth fails to open its Dianetic Centre, whose doors
closed nearly three months ago due to lack of staff, which
in turn was caused by lack of interest.

The door is still locked during the day and no body routers
have been seen for some time.

Signs continue to appear on either or both doors (Scientology
and the defunct Dianetics centre) trying yet again to lure
passers-by into thinking there is a job up the stairs just
waiting for them.

The signs simply say "Positions available - enquire within."
Former signs have advertised for "volenteers" at various
times, evidently regularly re-worded to account for both
misspellings and variety of ways to indicate that somewhere
inside lurks a swag of "work" at which one could apply his
or her efforts.

Remuneration in a Scientology org goes something like, "we
might pay you sometime some pittance with a view that things
will get better."

They never do get better, the trend being to fall short of
inflation and even shorter of the former glorious times
where a cult volunteer could earn thirty or forty dollars
a week in the 1970's.

Those times are gone - and so, it appears, have the staff.


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