John McMaster

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John McMaster
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Deceased Yes
Nationality South African
John McMaster 1968 speaking tour.

"Some of us have heard something of the strange tale of South African super hero and arch villain, the very first real Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more, John McMaster. We’re sure many more have no idea who he is.

John was hailed by LRHL. Ron Hubbard, who C/S2. the C/S is the case supervisor. He has to be an accomplished and properly certified auditor and a person trained additionally to supervise cases...MORE’d his auditingThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975), as the First Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more; accorded many accolades, went on a world tour, addressed thousands of rapt listeners and then, by God, he was declared a suppressive person.

Why did he die in a rundown ‘flop house’ in England alone, ill and impoverished?

One can read a real sob story about him on the internet by Googling his name. Although the story you’ll find says he died of cirrhosis of the liver, and that LRHL. Ron Hubbard hounded and belittled him because he was gay; someone who was also around at the time said he may well have been an early Aids victim.

But there is more to the story than that.

John came from Durban. He was a brilliant speaker. He exuded love, benevolence and forgiveness. I know at least one person who was convinced he was JC reincarnated. Another, explaining his fall from grace, said “he didn’t believe there was such a thing as an SPSuppressive Person: 2. a person who rewards only down statistics and never rewards an up statistic. He goofs up or vilifies any effort to help anybody and particularly knifes with violence anything calculated to make human beings more powerful or intelligent. A suppressive automatically and immediately will curve any betterment activity into something evil or bad...More and that’s what was wrong with him.”

Let’s take a fresh look at this one time celebrity and read the story of what might have been:

Anyone who has ever done the PTSPOTENTIAL TROUBLE SOURCE, 1. a person or preclear who “roller-coasters,” i.e., gets better, then worse. This occurs only when his connection to a suppressive person or group is unhandled and he must, in order to make his gains from Scn permanent, receive processing intended to handle such...More/SPSuppressive Person: 2. a person who rewards only down statistics and never rewards an up statistic. He goofs up or vilifies any effort to help anybody and particularly knifes with violence anything calculated to make human beings more powerful or intelligent. A suppressive automatically and immediately will curve any betterment activity into something evil or bad...More Course – a one-time MUST – will have encountered the term “Search and Discovery” (S & DSearch and Discovery - One lists for persons or groups who are or have suppressed the pc. The list is complete when only one item reads on nulling and this is the item...More). It was regarded as an important scientological procedure which was used when problems were encountered with slow or non-gaining PC1. a person who, through Scientology processing, is finding out more about himself and life. (The Phoenix Lectures, p. 20) 2. a spiritual being who is now on the road to becoming Clear, hence preclear. (HCOB 5 Apr 69) 3. one who is discovering things about himself and who is becoming clearer. (HCO PL 21 Aug 63)’S.

This is the story of the development of that procedure by John McMaster and has been taken from an original article in Ivy magazine.[1]Antony A Phillips 10:57, May 23, 2014 (MDT) In a South African Blog there is an article about John McMaster. and in the comments are some extra things about it. Go to [2] There are also articles by him at the following four places: [3] Page 36 [4] Page 18 [5] Page 31 [6] Page 32

John in England, by Antony A Phillips

Early Saint HillThe name of LRH's home in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. (BTB 12 Apr 72R)

I was present on staff at Saint HillThe name of LRH's home in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. (BTB 12 Apr 72R) East Grinstead when John joined staff. Possibly it was the end of 1964, when there were only about ten Scientologists on staff at Saint HillThe name of LRH's home in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. (BTB 12 Apr 72R), as the only service we delivered to people who came to Saint HillThe name of LRH's home in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. (BTB 12 Apr 72R) was the Saint HillThe name of LRH's home in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. (BTB 12 Apr 72R) Briefing Course. A few days previously Monica Jackson (later Quirino) had told us (or perhaps me alone) with some joy that she had talked to Ron and he was going to make her his personal secretary – she was very pleased about that. However a few days later in the afternoon, near the entrance to reception, John McMaster came in brimming with joy from spending time alone with Ron and communicating exuberantly, saying that Ron was going to appoint him as his personal secretary. Perhaps I was the only one in that little group of four or five who did not have their attention fully on John brimming over with enthusiasm, and saw Monica and her obvious disappointment.


After the Big Exodus

For a while John lived with Joan and Peter Davis in the English Midlands (Loughborough, Leics). While there he made two sets of cassette tapes, one dealing with some aspect of Scientology techAbbreviation for technology. The methods of application of an art or science as opposed to mere knowledge of the science or art itself. (HCOB 13 Sep 65) (possibly either power processing or search and discoveryOne lists for persons or groups who are or have suppressed the pc. The list is complete when only one item reads on nulling and this is the item...More ''abbr'' S&D). These were sold on the communications lines of the time (it was before Internet, emails, and CDs)

In September 1986 I went to East Grinstead to find out from the Advanced Ability Centre (ACCAdvanced Clinical Course - ACC - one of a number of theory and research courses delivered by L. Ron Hubbard during the years 1953 to 1961, which gave a deep insight into the phenomena of the mind and the rationale of research and investigation.) there, whether I was complete on auditedThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) NOTsNew Era Dianetics for OT's. Done in two main sections after OT III. Audited NOTS (OT V) and Solo NOTS (OT VI & VII with OT VI being the course that trains the pre-OT how to solo audit NOTS) Note: OT IV is the OT Drug Rundown. (for some reason I did not trust the delivery unit that was established outside of Copenhagen - 3 kilometres from where I lived!). There was suspicion at that time – who was "really" standard techAbbreviation for technology. The methods of application of an art or science as opposed to mere knowledge of the science or art itself. (HCOB 13 Sep 65), rather than just claiming they were, or perhaps I had an ARC1. a word from the initial letters of Affinity, Reality, Communication which together equate to Understanding. It is pronounced by stating its letters, A-R- C. To Scientologists it has come to mean good feeling, love or friendliness, such as “He was in ARC with his friend.” One does not, however, fall out of ARC, he has an ARC break. (LRH Def. Notes)...more break, for the man delivering auditedThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) NOTsNew Era Dianetics for OT's. Done in two main sections after OT III. Audited NOTS (OT V) and Solo NOTS (OT VI & VII with OT VI being the course that trains the pre-OT how to solo audit NOTS) Note: OT IV is the OT Drug Rundown. and c/sing solo NOTsNew Era Dianetics for OT's. Done in two main sections after OT III. Audited NOTS (OT V) and Solo NOTS (OT VI & VII with OT VI being the course that trains the pre-OT how to solo audit NOTS) Note: OT IV is the OT Drug Rundown. had been my NOTsNew Era Dianetics for OT's. Done in two main sections after OT III. Audited NOTS (OT V) and Solo NOTS (OT VI & VII with OT VI being the course that trains the pre-OT how to solo audit NOTS) Note: OT IV is the OT Drug Rundown. auditor1. one who listens and computes; a Scn practitioner. 2. one who has been trained in the technology of Scn. An auditor applies standard technology to preclears. 3. a person who through church training becomes skilled in the successful application of Dn and Scn to his family, friends and the public to achieve the ability gained as stated on the Gradation Chart for his class of training...more at the AOSH in Copenhagen, where I had been unceremoniously thrown out. I had a radio which also could make recordings on cassette tapes, and in my spare time I interviewed some one (Bevan Preece) who had been in the centre of the exodus from Saint HillThe name of LRH's home in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. (BTB 12 Apr 72R), and had connections to Australia, where one field auditor1. one who listens and computes; a Scn practitioner. 2. one who has been trained in the technology of Scn. An auditor applies standard technology to preclears. 3. a person who through church training becomes skilled in the successful application of Dn and Scn to his family, friends and the public to achieve the ability gained as stated on the Gradation Chart for his class of training...more's preclears had resigned from the Church as a group. The rather long interview of him was finished, ready for packaging and sending out, but it was two cassette tapes and the reverse of the second one was blank. I therefore thought it would be a good (and easy) idea to interview John McMaster.

It turned out not so easy, as I had no means of editing the cassette tape, and therefore needed to end at a precise point, and preferably fairly high toned. I tried three or four times unsuccessfully, as John got caught up in his ARC1. a word from the initial letters of Affinity, Reality, Communication which together equate to Understanding. It is pronounced by stating its letters, A-R- C. To Scientologists it has come to mean good feeling, love or friendliness, such as “He was in ARC with his friend.” One does not, however, fall out of ARC, he has an ARC break. (LRH Def. Notes)...more break. They were not good interviews anyway, since I rarely got a chance to ask a question. I have recently (February 2014) found two of the cassettes, and had them converted to modern media, and they are included here. So you can hear John's voice, and get his reality on some things. Here are the two recordings (there is a short silence starting Interview no. 2):

Interview no. 1
Interview no. 2
Note: At the moment these may not work on your tablet or smartphone - you will need to hear it via a desk or laptop computer.

references

Some reminiscences of John Mcmaster posted in 2017 [[1]]

  1. ^ BackInComm article
  2. ^ http://backincomm.wordpress.com/2014/05/22/come-home-john/
  3. ^ http://articles.ivymag.org/pdf/IVy25.pdf
  4. ^ http://articles.ivymag.org/pdf/IVy34.pdf
  5. ^ http://articles.ivymag.org/pdf/IVy53.pdf
  6. ^ http://articles.ivymag.org/pdf/IVy54.pdf