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Free to shine
24th June 2011, 07:54 AM
Rathbun has a diatribe going about OT VIII Grant Cardone which however has come interesting info on Milton Katselas that some may be interested in.




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A bit of background is in order. The late Milton Katselas was one of the most productive disseminators in the history of the Scientology religion. Milton was the Founder and operator of the Beverly Hills Playhouse acting school. You can get a short summary of his life’s products at this wikipedia link:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Katselas

It was through Milton that most of Scientology’s high profile celebrities made their way in, either directly or indirectly. Milton was very independent. He did not run crush registration; he simply did his professional job well, and people saw his success and were drawn to Scientology by wanting some of what Milton demonstrated. Milton was a very active Scientologists until sometime after Miscavige’s coup d’etat. Milton never bought into the little dictator and his depersonalization technology and culture. That fact was a constant thorn in Miscavige’s rear end. When I was Inspector General of the highest church body (Religious Technology Center) I was ordered by Miscavige to study up on Milton in preparation for personally dealing with his “counter intention” to the Miscavige regime. I did so, but before arranging the showdown Miscavige cross ordered me onto some other high profile celebrity flap.

About four years ago, Cardone was put through the OT VIII eligibility meat grinder. Having quite a history of con and deceit, Cardone needed to do something dashing and daring that would convince church officials he was loyal to David Miscavige above anyone else, most particularly L Ron Hubbard. Cardone found the perfect head to return to his master Miscavige, Milton Katselas. Cardone decided to use rumor and innuendo he had heard about Katselas in an attempt to destroy him through Miscavige ethics tech. The following is the text of an email Cardone sent to many Scientologists affiliated with Scientology’s Celebrity Center purportedly assigning Katselas the ethics condition of Treason:


Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 3:19 PM
Subject: milton katselas treason condition limited publication
It has come to my attention that Milton Katelas continues to go unhandled and it is my intention to stop him finally!

The fact that so many have of you have left his school and written KR’s has not ultimately handled this being as he continues to go unhandled and will continue to wreak havoc and spread his abberration until his ethics are put in.
“IT IS A FAILURE OF THE INDIVIDUAL GROUP MEMBERS TO CONTROL THEIR FELLOWS THAT MAKES A GROUP HARD FOR ALL TO LIVE AND WORK WITH.” LRH

I am not an artist as many of you, but I know the importance of the artist to our society, as LRH states.
As I write this email to you Elena gets an email from another artist who says, “I just left the Beverly Hills Playhouse as I could no longer handle the personal life critiques anymore.” Its a terrible shame that this young artist may never reach for Scientology due to any association she has had with Milton and the disaffected that stay around him. ” Suppressive Person-a person who suppresses other people in his vicinity.” LRH
“The true character of these people (the SP) is usually masked in many ways. there are expert only in deception and can take on any guise.” LRH
“Three areas of detection:” LRH

1) no ethics change
2) no case gain
3) no admin change

Milton Katelas, I believe to be even more dangerous than others as he wears our clothing, is an opinion leader to the artist, and suggest that he is one of us.
His ACTIONS do not support that he is one of us!

The Facts:
milton katselas has made no bridge progress since Old OTV completion over 14 years ago. From time to time he will get an action done and then disappear again.
milton katselas does not attend local or international events . COB stated at last year’s event,” if you are not on board it is suppressive!”
milton katselas does not participate in any of the Churches expansion efforts.
milton katselas does not attend or participate in any direct hard-sell dissemination projects to grow our church and make others aware of our efforts.
milton katselas has not made any direct contributions to Ideal Orgs, IAS or any other of COB’s command intention.
milton katselas does not demonstrate being any part of the team of Scientologist who are doing what they can to make a difference.
milton katselas has not gotten behind any of the social betterment programs our Church spearheads.
milton katselas admitted to [salacious sexual innuendo and rumor deleted]
milton katselas has encouraged member of his school not to report him to Ethics.
milton katselas states that being a wife is no more than being a glorified prostitute and made other suppressing comments regarding the Second Dynamic.
milton katselas kicked an actress out of his class because this person chose to do a Clear cycle and missed classes without approval from him.
milton katselas has [salacious sexual innuendo and rumor deleted] .
milton katselas told at least one [salacious sexual innuendo and rumor deleted].
milton katselas has encouraged abberrated and out ethics demonstrations on stage under the pretense of art.
milton katselas has people that are disaffected and blown from Scientology working in the administrative portion of his school.
milton katselas asked [salacious sexual innuendo and rumor deleted].
milton katselas suggested to others that [salacious sexual innuendo and rumor deleted].
Per Ethics Book page 253- ”#8- Any person who knew of an outness or crime and failed to report it and thus became an accessory receives the same penalty as the person disciplined as the actual offender.” LRH
Also see Suppressive Reasonableness
“The greatest enemy of the E/O is the reasonable person. “ LRH
“Reasonableness is suppressive since it lets oppression continue without action being taken.” LRH
People at the level on the second dynamic (1.1) are intensely dangerous in the society, since aberration is contagious.” LRH
It is my right per Ethics Gradient 13 to take the next action- Consider this a limited publication that I personally hold Milton Katelas in treason to our group!
Please forward this to others that will benefit from this knowledge as it is true.
Sincerely,
Grant Cardone


Shortly after sending the above email, the church caught wind of it. Recognizing the potentially catastrophic public relations ramifications of such a communication, Cardone was ordered to destroy all evidence immediately. Cardone then sent out the following email to recipients of the first email.

MAY 16. 2007

This is regarding the email I sent on milton.

1) Immediately please destroy all forms of the email I sent you.

2) Do not forward that email in any form.

3) Please forward this comm.. to whom ever you may have forwarded original comm..

4) This was not a correct action on my part as it was off lines and should have been coordinated with the correct terminals within the Church.

5) It is my understanding, that the proper terminals are presently addressing the situation regarding milton.

6) Any questions you have or information you have should be coordinated directly with your MAA.

7) It was not my intent to create a negative effect of any kind. This action was my attempt to better conditions and for that to happen it should have been properly coordinated through the proper terminals so that it is a safe environment for everyone.

8) Lastly, I know that the tech of Ethics and Justice written by L. Ron Hubbard and promoted by the Church of Scientology produces a safe environment when applied exactly and when correctly coordinated.

Sincerely,

Grant Cardone

Note that Cardone does not apologize for having attacked Milton with vicious defamation. Instead, he notes “It is my understanding, that the proper terminals are presently addressing the situation regarding milton.” The damage had been done to Katselas’ reputation among his many Scientologist friends. And Grant was shortly after awarded his David Miscavige loyalty stamp, went to the ship and received REVERSE OT VIII. Other prominent members (some of whom owe their careers to Milton) followed suit and turned on Milton and forwarded the campaign to destroy him utterly.

Less than a year and one half later Milton passed away from heart failure. Whether the propaganda campaign played any role in the timing of his death I do not know. I do know this with certainty. Milton Katselas was treated by David Miscavige and his minions like every other great figure in the history of Scientology. That is, reputation destroyed, friends and family turned on them, betrayed, isolated and left to die in infamy.

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Jachs
24th June 2011, 09:33 AM
I saw that on Martys blog, i saw a comment about a cassette tape of Milton and hubbard brainstorming on the Revolt in the Stars screenplay. (OT3)

"Another story. Milton was asked to go to the Apollo (I’m thinking perhaps he did the big Ethics Specialist Course there – cause he sat on my comm ev as part of his internship) to work WITH LRH on writing a screenplay (probably Revolt of the Stars).

When Milton returned to LA — he called Robert F. Lyons (probably still in, don’t know) and said — you’ve GOT to listen to this tape.

It was Milton AND LRH brainstorming the screenplay — cutting each others comm right and left. Milton cherished that time and that LRH was so REAL!!! Both saying — listen to this — no listen to this etc".

Leon
24th June 2011, 08:02 PM
This Milton guy - wasn't he the one that also "worked with LRH" on the Butterflies are Free movie that was heavily promoted in the Orgs during the 1970's?

Smilla
24th June 2011, 10:59 PM
Reads like the ravings of a lunatic.

Jachs
24th June 2011, 11:46 PM
This Milton guy - wasn't he the one that also "worked with LRH" on the Butterflies are Free movie that was heavily promoted in the Orgs during the 1970's?

according to wiki ,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Katselas

He was nominated for a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Leonard Gershe's Butterflies Are Free in 1969, and also directed the 1972 movie version starring Goldie Hawn, Edward Albert, and Eileen Heckart, who won an Academy Award for her role.

Dulloldfart
25th June 2011, 11:22 AM
Today I received a friend request from this (new) Facebook account (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002532238111) labelled "Milton Katselas." It gives employer as Beverly Hills Playhouse, and so forth, and looks like his genuine FB account. Apart from the nitpicky detail that he's dead.

You might be surprised at some of the people who have accepted "his" friend request. Maybe they know something I don't.

Paul

Free to shine
25th June 2011, 12:48 PM
Today I received a friend request from this (new) Facebook account (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002532238111) labelled "Milton Katselas." It gives employer as Beverly Hills Playhouse, and so forth, and looks like his genuine FB account. Apart from the nitpicky detail that he's dead.

You might be surprised at some of the people who have accepted "his" friend request. Maybe they know something I don't.

Paul

:giggle:

Terril park
25th June 2011, 06:08 PM
Today I received a friend request from this (new) Facebook account (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002532238111) labelled "Milton Katselas." It gives employer as Beverly Hills Playhouse, and so forth, and looks like his genuine FB account. Apart from the nitpicky detail that he's dead.

You might be surprised at some of the people who have accepted "his" friend request. Maybe they know something I don't.

Paul

I have also. Almost all his friends are in the FZ/independent
community. So are Marty and Emma. Looks like this is a new account and perhaps a shot over the bows of DM.

Just spoke to one of them, the mentor from the " Beginners Guide to L Ron Hubbard" who told me an interesting story. Milton it seemed
was VERY strict about his pupils attending class's when they were supposed to.

His past students are a who's who of Hollywood. I think now when all the upcoming students are asked to "unfriend" him, they'll be
unfriending CO$ instead. And he has the connections to refer them to service in the FZ rather than CO$.

I think this will be bigger than Paul Haggis coming out. look
out for upcoming news from Hollywood!

Div6
25th June 2011, 06:15 PM
Village Voice has picked this up and published some interesting dox as well:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/milton_katselas.php

TheSneakster
25th June 2011, 07:16 PM
Today I received a friend request from this (new) Facebook account (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002532238111) labelled "Milton Katselas." It gives employer as Beverly Hills Playhouse, and so forth, and looks like his genuine FB account. Apart from the nitpicky detail that he's dead.

You might be surprised at some of the people who have accepted "his" friend request. Maybe they know something I don't.

Paul

I used the Facebook reporting system to report that ID as an attempt to impersonate a celebrity (deceased Oct 24, 2008), then I blocked it.

Free to shine
26th June 2011, 12:59 AM
Village Voice has picked this up and published some interesting dox as well:

http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/06/milton_katselas.php

Wow, that's some article. Click through and read it, Village Voice deserves the hits.
There is a definite Rathbun slant that it's all DM though.