Scientology's Santa Monica Mission is no more. It started out with high hopes in 2006 when the Chamber of Commerce presided over the grand opening shown at right. Now it's just another empty shell on Wilshire Boulevard. Mission Holder Rohn Walker and Executive Director Vickie Walker probably didn't make their money back and had to fire Jason the professional Dianetics auditor and even Ariana. Cultists living on the west side will have to travel farther to have their Body Thetans un-mockedup. What a sham. I mean, shame.
A pity it had to close now when, according to their blog, they were having real Auditing successes with case gains across the board. A person named only "J.F." relates "Initially I recalled an incident from age four with both my parents. I then was able to trace the same experience back to the womb. I now connect with my mother and understand more about my sadness relating to her and even the roots of my skin disorder." Wow, now thats auditing!
How could this endeavor have failed when Hubbard tech clearly gives you the tools for success? Therefore it can't be the tech's fault. It must have been Rohn and Vickie who failed. And if they can't run their own lives successfully how can they teach others to run theirs? Rohn & Vikki still own the rights to the Sacramento-area Mission and a consulting firm called International Executive Technology. Hopefully with the help of those ventures they can still "turn it around."
CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY, CAPITOL MISSION
Entity Number: C1659809
Date Filed: 03/08/1990
Agent for Service of Process: ROHN WALKER
Agent Address: 9915 FAIR OAKS BLVD STE A
Agent City, State, Zip: FAIR OAKS CA 95628
THERAPY SUCCESSES FROM THEIR BLOG: "My session was really
amazing. As Jen took me in, I went to an early injury (2 or 3 years old),
as I recalled it I knew that there was something more. She asked for an
earlier and I immediately felt pressure on the top of my head. I recalled
total darkness and tightness and tingling strong pressure on my head.
There was brightness but I could not see and the voice of my mother was
present and other male voices. I realized that I experienced my birth!
Awesome - Thank you." J.J.
"I have been steadily working on my Basics and I really look forward to every course period. Recently, I even had the fun of having my 9 year old son and his twin complete their Children's Communication Course! Vikki and Ariana worked right alongside me to make sure that the kids had wins and got through their drills with higher and higher gradients. They were both so excited and had a real sense of accomplishment when they finished!" - JULIE MCKERNAN
|SCIENTOLOGY MELROSE CLOSES IT'S DOORS|
12/06/2011 - Greetings Christmas readers I bring thee glad tidings of
a Scientology sort. I am glad to report that the
Scientology Melrose Mission at 6710 Melrose is no more. It was
built a few years ago to replace the previous Melrose Mission across from
Fairfax Senior High School. I enturbulated at this second location
sometimes even though I didn't make videos about it. But
noticed and brought this mission up in deposition.
Protester Happy Smurf surmised that this mission might have been paid for by a celebrity. If so they got snookered because I spend a lot of time in the area and rarely saw anybody in the front. I'm sure the person who took on this franchise was promised gobs of customers would come in. They didn't.
About a year ago they posted a permit saying they were installing a sauna. For the Purification Rundown no doubt. This added expense resulted in no extra income. But cult leader David Miscavige got his cut of the licensing fees for sharing L. Ron Hubbard Tech with the mission. Even if this small churchlet had succeeded then all it's customers would get siphoned off to the much larger LA Ideal Org anyway. That superchurch is pretty close and offers more advanced services than the Melrose Mission could ever hope to provide.
The whole idea was stupid to begin with. Why open a mission near the same neighborhood where Scientology's global organization is located? Who would ever go there even IF Scientology worked. And that's a big if. Fortunately their failure is not David Miscavige's.
That's the gimmick. This Mission was not owned by Scientology and so the mother church doesn't lose money when it bleeds red ink. Just like McDonald's doesn't go bankrupt when it's franchisees fail. In fact, Scientology gained money from licensing LRH tech to the mission. Just like it made money off the failed Santa Monica Mission which went belly up in 2010.
When I called the number on their website I got forwarded to 818-995-3460. That is a San Fernando Valley number, not Melrose. A woman answered and told me that everyone had moved to Sherman Oaks. The mission had closed because the "mission holder moved to Clearwater to open a mission in Florida."
That is another stupid idea. Why open a small mission in the same area that is considered Scientology's Mecca and offers every Scientoogy service imaginable under one roof? Let's hope somebody wastes a lot of money on that. For there is no better Christmas present than a failed Scientology mission. Praise Xenu.
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