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Body Thetans and Covid: Why All Surfaces in the Physical Universe are Terrifying to Scientology

The Garden of Earthly Delights, Heironymous Bosch. Painted between 1490 and 1510.

Preface: We discuss Scientology’s concept of body thetans in this article using a few modern terms and analogies we devised. We do this because many of L. Ron Hubbard’s terms are hopelessly antiquated and often unclear. We think our approach is easier for the reader to understand as opposed to trying to explain Hubbard’s archaic 1950’s Space Opera language.

L. Ron Hubbard taught his upper level adherents that body thetans attach themselves to the interior and exterior surfaces of the human body. BT’s attach themselves to the skin, sinuses,  eyes, intestines, kneecaps, nerve fibers, toes, and every surface of the body.

BT’s attach themselves to the surfaces of the human body as single BT’s or as clusters of BT’s. Once attached, these BT’s and BT clusters  telepathically transmit their tormented psychic content and various identities — all of which they have accumulated over countless lifetimes since time began four quadrillion years ago according to Hubbard — into the mind of their host.

Hubbard teaches his followers that this unrelenting BT livestream intrapsychic content (our terminology) can manifest as both acute and chronic and negative physical, emotional, and spiritual disturbances.

This unseen and unsuspected streaming telepathic transmission of BT content causes the host to identify with the content. The host believes the BT psychic stream to be their own content. Hubbard called this misownership, i.e. the host is misowning the BT livestream psychic content as their own psychic content. By misowning their BT livestream, a person becomes aberrated and degraded because they think they are the problem. Hubbard teaches Scientologists can and do dramatize the problems of their BT’s by acting out in various ways: Obsessions, addictions, compulsions, and  other forms of bizarre and illegal conduct.

Hubbard teaches that when the Scientologist realizes the existence of their BT’s they can begin to differentiate between themselves and their BT’s. This differentiation allows the Scientologist OT VII to go — by himself or herself — into a locked room several times each day and telepathically audit their BT’s on an e-meter.

This process is called “solo auditing.” The process is an e-meter assisted exorcism and is a technique unique to Scientology. The goal of solo auditing is to, over time, systematically and telepathically locate all of one’s BT’s, audit them, and then have them blow, i.e. detach from  one’s body. When the BT’s blow the problems they have created vanish.

Said another way, the purpose of OT solo auditing is to decouple from one’s BT’s by breaking the psychic connection and banishing the BT’s from one’s body.

In Scientology, all the surfaces of the human body are terrifying BT-laden structures which must be aggressively defeated by the esoteric telepathic exorcism created by L. Ron Hubbard. The systematic exorcism of BT’s results, per Hubbard, in a cessation of the acute and chronic physical, emotional, and spiritual problems caused by BT’s. Therefore, once a Scientologist OT VII has exorcised all of their BT’s, they declare — to use Scientology’s language — “I am only myself and no one else.”

Scientology’s highest attainment is therefore ultimately a realization of a state of self: It is an experience of one’s true self unencumbered by body thetans. Hubbard never defined this state in detail. Further, Scientology has never released OT levels OT IX – XV so whatever Hubbard had in mind for these levels died with him in 1986.

This Scientology attainment is radically different from the Buddhist realization of nonself in which the egoic bondage to the illusion of “I” transcended. Scientology instead glorifies and immortalizes the self. Scientology empowers the self and its lusts and cravings for power in its quest for godhood. Conversely, Buddhism is a transcendence of self which results in the cessation of desire and Nirvana.

Bottom line: The eradication of Body Thetans from all the surfaces of the human body in order to find one’s true and unencumbered godlike self the purpose of Scientology OT Levels I – VII. The exaltation of the ego as a god is the raison d’etre of Scientology. 

L. Ron Hubbard is seen here auditing a tomato plant in the greenhouse at St. Hill. The problem  is that tomato plants do not have human galvanic skin resistance and yet this is precisely what an e-meter measures: The electrical changes in the galvanic skin resistance. Even Scientology’s patent for the e-meter states that the e-meter measures galvanic skin resistance. Whatever Hubbard was doing in his greenhouse with a tomato plant and his e-meter was not science. 

L. Ron Hubbard made dozens, if not hundreds, of miraculous claims and promises for both Dianetics and Scientology. A few examples from are listed below:

“This [Scientology] is useful knowledge. With it the blind again see, the lame walk, the ill recover, the insane become sane and the sane become saner. By its use the thousand abilities Man has sought to recover become his once more.” – L. Ron Hubbard, SCIENTOLOGY: A HISTORY OF MAN, 1952

“Of all the ills of man which can be successfully processed by Scientology, arthritis ranks near the top. In skilled hands, this ailment, though misunderstood and dreaded in the past, already has begun to become history. Twenty-five hours of Scientology by an auditor who fairly understands how to process arthritis can be said to produce an invariable alleviation of the condition. Some cases, even severe ones, have responded in as little as two hours of processing, according to reports from auditors in the field.” – L. Ron Hubbard, “Journal of Scientology,” Issue 1-G, 195

“Leukaemia (sic) is evidently psychosomatic in origin and at least eight cases of leukaemia had been treated successfully by Dianetics after medicine had traditionally given up. The source of leukaemia has been reported to be an engram containing the phrase ‘It turns my blood to water.’” – L. Ron Hubbard, “Journal of Scientology,” Issue 15-G, 1953

“Scientology is the only specific (cure) for radiation (atomic bomb) burns.” – L. Ron Hubbard, ALL ABOUT RADIATION, p. 109

“You are only three or four hours from taking your glasses off for keeps.” – L. Ron Hubbard, “Eyesight and glasses,” “Dianetic Auditor’s Bulletin,” Vol. 2, No. 7, January 1952

If the claims Hubbard made were true then Scientology processes and techniques would be able to discover and erase the source(s) of Covid. Instant cures would result. But this has not happened. Instead, Scientology has flailed about in the dark under the onslaught of Covid.

Big Blue in Los Angeles has a Covid isolation facility for Sea Org members. This fact alone has put the lie to Hubbard’s claims for the healing and erasure techniques Dianetics and Scientology.

Covid presented David Miscavige with an existential situation  beyond his control. The best Miscavige could do was to engage in mitigation measures. Being a high school drop out who grew up in the Church, Miscavige has approached Covid with a Scientology understanding.

Just as BT’s attach to the surfaces of the human body, Miscavige appears to understand the Covid virus through the same lens: He sees the Covid virus as attaching innumerable copies of itself  onto the interior and exterior of all physical surfaces on this planet including all of Scientology’s facilities.

Algorithmic muqarna prototype. Michael Hansmeyer. A magnificent structure with elaborate surfaces. However, David Miscavige would see this majestic palace as a dangerous series of surfaces and spaces coated with Covid and in need of daily disinfection with oceans of Decon 7.  

Tony Ortega’s new source “Insider” is still in the Church. Insider has offered Ortega an important look into how the Church of Scientology is handling the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, Scientology’s method to defeating the Covid virus is very much like its approach to handling BT’s.

The Church of Scientology has its Sea Org members use an aggressive surface disinfectant called Decon 7 to attack every physical surface in Scientology’s Orgs.  This includes fogging the air with clouds of Decon 7. This is done on a daily basis as is the solo auditing of body thetans.

We reported last year on Decon 7 which is an aggressive hydrogen peroxide based solution. When not used with proper personal protective equipment and adequate ventilation, Decon 7 attacks the mucous membranes, eyes, skin, and all exposed surfaces of the body. Nevertheless, Scientology’s answer to the Covid virus is to locate it and banish it somehow just as it does with body thetans. This means that Scientology must treat all of the surfaces to which Covid is attached. This includes furniture, carpets, beds, countertops, and every other surface of its Orgs including the air.

David Miscavige’s answer to killing Covid was to order all  Scientology Orgs to engage in the aggressive and daily application use of the surface disinfect Decon 7. This mirrors the BT solo auditing technique for in both cases the goal is to achieve a 100% eradication of malevolent unseen entities.

Memo to Scientology: You can’t spray Covid away anymore than Christians can pray it away. Covid doesn’t answer to religion or the antivaxxer insistence that it doesn’t exist.  

Scientology remains so terrified of Covid that it continues to douse all of its surfaces and fog the inside of its facilities each day with extreme amounts of Decon 7 Tony Ortega’s Insider wrote about the deleterious health effects of Miscavige’s Decon 7 overkill:

..the staff were required to clean the building with Decon 7, from top to bottom, every single day. They still do this to this day. The chemical which they are using is safe when used as per its instructions. That’s not what they’re doing. They’re overusing and misusing it.

People are having severe reactions to being exposed to this chemical. Fainting, rashes, diarrhea, epileptic seizures, migraines, strokes. All of that has happened to staff and Sea Org members. The church ignores or actively covers it up.


The Church of Scientology claims to be “the intersection where science and spirituality meet.” Scientology has never been a science, and, Covid has shown that it is infinitely more powerful than Scientology and its claimed powers to “handle” the problems presented by the physical universe and the human body. Covid destroyed all such Scientology braggadocio.

While Scientologists, as a class, are vehemently opposed to vaccines, Scientology leader David Miscavige realized that his Decon 7 program was no match for Covid. Therefore, in hopes of  keeping his Sea Org slave labor force healthy and intact, Miscavige ordered Sea Org members to get vaccinated or stay locked alone in a room in the permanent limbo of unvaccinated isolation.

David Miscavige said no to Hubbard’s doctrines and capitulated to science in order to keep his Cult going. All of Scientology’s claims of OT powers over the MEST universe went out the window.

We see Miscavige’s vaccination order partially rooted in Scientology’s cruise ship the Freewinds having been hit with a measles outbreak in 2019 just before the pandemic. The measles outbreak created a great deal of negative publicity for Scientology and the Freewinds was ordered into a dockside quarantine in its home port of Curacao for several weeks.

According to Ortega’s “Insider” Scientology’s antivaxx public members were never told by management that the Sea Org had been vaccinated. In antivaxx disinformation culture, the vaccinated are evil and wicked as we shed our spike proteins onto the unvaccinated and therefore place the unvaccinated at serious risk of illness and death.

From an antivaxxer perspective, all Sea Org took the jab and are now shedding on unvaccinated Scientology publics. The absurdity and hypocrisy of this situation is astounding: Captain David Miscavige bowed to science and ordered his Sea Org vaccinated. He did this so that his Sea Org can continue to serve unvaccinated OT’s who are solo auditing their invisible metaphysical body thetans. David Miscavige has made Scientology even more schizophrenic, paranoid, and contradictory than it already was.

David Miscavige had to secretly capitulate to science in order to survive.

David Miscavige did this because he has absolutely no confidence in L. Ron Hubbard’s Tech to handle Covid.

7 replies »

  1. “Do as thou wilt shall be the whole(hole?😆)of the law”.
    Ah, the Crowley-Flubbard-McRavage sociopathic pimping lineage!
    To Insanity…and Beyond!

  2. Where did you get that pic of him auditing a tomato? I burst out laughing when I saw that. Thanks!

  3. Love the article and the art Jeffrey! I sent the link to that digital artists website to my fellow Lightwave 3D software artists in FB groups. Also, Bosch is one of my faves. Who would not love a pig in a nun’s habit with bats flying out of her/its ass?

  4. The tomato photo is a long copied classic, along with the one of him looking like a homeless person in front of a typewriter with a huge cyst on his balding head.

  5. Jeff, you’ve given the body thetan mythology far too much fancy verbiage. I think it’s important to call body thetans and the process of dealing with them on OT VII exactly what they are: do-it-yourself exorcism of dead space cooties. I find this puts the absurdity of the “tech” in proper perspective. 😉

  6. Great points.

    A quackery group, Scientology, sells pseudo-therapy and exorcism of these “body-thetans” (surplus souls without bodies, which Xenu caused to infest all humans today, and these surplus souls that make up our human body even, leak their mental trauma and foibles onto our minds, for this reason the Hubbard Scienotlogy five exorcism long expensive steps OT 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7, secretly exorcise these body-thetans off of us, suppsoedly.).

    It’s clearly con man snipe hunting, paid for exorcism by a faux “religion angle” group, Scientology.

    IN a nutshell, most average people smell a con, and Scientology’s odor of a con for most people is spotted, good tor them.

    I had a vulnerability and wishful hoping desire that Scientology’s false promises were valid, so as a dupe, I kept in there hoping, as staff, for 27 years.

    No longer. It’s a con. No one attains the false promised soul flying abilities.

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