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From: Kim Baker
Subject: FACTNET: Expert help needed
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 08:59:57 GMT
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EXPERT HELP NEEDED
This is Lawrence Wollersheim, Executive Director of FACTNet. If
you have not heard about it on the Net already, our electronic library
and archive on cults and mind control was raided August 22, 1995 by
the "Church" of Scientology. The details of how we are fighting and
beating this illegal raid are now being covered by media all over the
world and discussed by hundreds of thousands of Netizens in
alt.religion.scientology and the dozens of other newsgroups around the
net that have been posting on the daily updates.
In Scientology's raid on us key documents and files necessary to defend
ourselves from false charges were seized. $30,000 of our state of the art
computer equipment and software was also taken and the court orders
have stipulated that they be returned to us.
Under these disadvantages, we cannot defend ourselves adequately. You or
some expert you know may be able to come to our aid. FACTNet needs experts
and knowledgeable parties in the areas listed below to assist us in
evaluating the actual origins and nature of the documents now widely known
on the Internet as the "Fishman Geertz documents."
eastern and western black magic initiations and rituals
initiation rituals of ancient and new secret societies
OTO (Ordo Templi Orientis) initiations
UFO secret initiations
The "Fishman Geertz documents" contain secret initiation rituals of the
hidden Scientology. People pay HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of dollars to
Scientology just to be able to see these documents. We believe these
individuals are also deceived by Scientology as to the many physical and
sanity risks (suicide, attempted suicide, and psychosis) when they do these
secret initiation rituals in a hypnotic state.
Important research that was seized from us by Scientology in the raid also
leads us to believe that L. Ron Hubbard (the founder of Scientology)
plagiarized significant portions of these "Fishman Geertz" rituals from
other occult group's secret initiation rituals and then falsely copyrighted
them in his own name. It is critical to our trial defense that we quickly
reassemble and collect all additional material that proves this plagerization.
L Ron Hubbard was involved in and\or researched many occult secret societies
before he founded Scientology. How high a master was he in the OTO
is still being determined, but Hubbard WAS privy to information on
many different occult secret initiation rituals.
The scarcity of religious experts in these areas, the small numbers of
people exposed to the highest secret initiations of small occult groups and
the general secrecy surrounding occult groups makes this research all the
more difficult. That is why we are contacting all possible resources of
information for this research.
If you feel inclined to help us with this research, promote open dialog on
the internet and remedy the gross injustice of Scientology's illegal raid we
would deeply appreciate your immediate help. To begin this process enter the
dialog on the "Fishman Geertz documents." From what I am told, finding the
"Fishman Geertz document" is not difficult if you ask in the newsgroups
dealing with current Internet "hot topics" or Scientology
After you have done some dialog and scholarly research on these materials we
would appreciate copies of any initial reports or evaluations you create for
both us and our lawyers. If you also feel so inclined feel free to publish
your reports on the origins and nature of these materials in other
appropriate Internet discussion groups.
After we receive your initial reports or evaluations we will contact you and
where applicable about further work and involvement as an expert witness for
the court case.
Executive Director of FACTNet
P.S. Our limited and volunteer staff is stretched to the limit. Please also
feel free to help us by posting this request to all other APPROPRIATE
newsgroups that deal with religious, occult, magic, satanic, UFO and secret