Life destroyed by WISE and Scientology
03 Mar 2001
Chiropractor in the Atlanta area, recently contacted the Lisa McPherson Trust and asked us to post a video of the experience he and his wife had in Scientology.
Ed has also written a declaration about his experiences and has given it to the LMT to publish. He and his wife Tera hope to help others avoid being defrauded as they were by Scientology and, as Ed put it, "the single most lucrative dissemination line for the cult: WISE."
For those who don't know, WISE is the World Institute for Scientology Enterprises. Most of the businesses run by Scientologists are members of WISE. Many WISE companies are "management consultant" firms that hold seminars for dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, and other professionals, promising to help them "boom" their businesses with a spectacular management technology. Although they don't say so at the outset, of course, they mean Hubbard management tech.
These consulting firms go into a business, put Scientologists in administrative positions in the company, and then try to convince the owners and staff that the only way they will ever really be successful is by handling their own personal problems that are holding them back. How to handle these personal problems? By getting auditing at the nearest Scientology org, of course.
This is what happened. Thousands of people have been victimized by the fraudulent WISE front groups -- not only in the United States but also in Germany, France, Italy, and many other countries.
It is what happened to two dentists in Chicago, the Zizics. You can see the Zizics' story on video at http://www.lisatrust.net/Media/lmt-marcus.htm. The Zizics also testified at Mark Bunker's bogus criminal trial in Chicago, making it clear to the jury that Scientology orchestrated Mark's arrest to keep him from recording the outrageous story of fraud the Zizics had to tell. You can find their testimony at http://www.lisatrust.net/legal/bunker/chicagotrial.pdf.
For me, the most chilling part of Ed's declaration is point #8: "The trap I fell into personally, professionally and financially, was not set by some wide-eyed cult follower with a message about zenu the intergalactic warlord. I stepped into the mess by following doctors who I saw as successful and as leaders in the field of chiropractic, dentistry and business management!"
The people who are being defrauded by Scientology are not uneducated, ignorant or unintelligent. Many of Scientology's victims are just the opposite. In fact, Scientology specifically targets intelligent, productive people who want to be successful.
People are now trying to get his money back from Scientology. He has written three letters, so far without any success. The three letters are posted concurrently on the newsgroup with this affidavit.
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