by Mike Wreggitt


Hey, I wanted to introduce myself to the independent Scientology community.


Mike and friend in Georgia


My name is Mike Wreggitt. I’ve made a few posts a year or so ago on Marty’s blog, under my own name, but other than that I haven’t been too vocal. Also, I’m #140 on the Indie 500 list.

What I have been doing is I’ve been on course at The Courseroom in Georgia on my Solo 1, under the course supervisor-ship of John Aaron Williams.


Frankly, I didn’t want to ‘come out’ in a big way as an indie until I got through OT-III. I wanted to know for myself, with certainty, the validity of the OT levels. Since getting out of the church, I figure the whole “What’s true for you…” thing might be worth a little more diligent application.

Why the change of heart?

First, I’m close to completing my “5 times through” on the meter drills, and I’ve been having such tremendous wins, that, for me, have been validating the effectiveness of the tech. And second, certain events have transpired that I wanted to make my opinion known about. More on this in a minute. There’s not much to tell, but first I should probably say a little about myself. I got into Scientology as a young man in 1986 (Jan 24 to be exact.) I had always had an interest in things spiritual and metaphysical (though not religious,) but in particular I was always interested in application. I’d jump in with both feet and would see if it worked. I read Dianetics and it definitely appealed to this practical side of me. I had to check out this subject. On the other hand I had heard some pretty crazy things about Scientology, so I definitely approached it with a skeptical eye. I was there to do Dianetics, but didn’t want much to do with this Scientology stuff.

After a couple months on course, and having had some big wins, I did the Purif, which had an amazing effect on undoing the results of a ill-spent youth.

I was hooked at that point. I knew the tech worked. I was recruited for staff and spent 18 months as a book one auditor. And so I started the long, slow process of ignoring and justifying outpoints and degrading my integrity.

I’ll keep this short. I was on staff on 3 separate occasions, for a total of 5 ½ years. I was out-qualed for the SO, so thankfully I avoided that route.

I had a bad study bug so I focused my efforts on handling this. I did my KTL in Phoenix, then the LOC at Flag (in ’95, wasn’t too impressed.) Also I did the Student Booster R/D while there, then finally completed my student hat. I find the study tech tremendous. Without question I have certainty on the validity of this.

Also I’ve had amazing wins with confessional auditing. I never got hammered too badly in this area, so it didn’t spoil my love of getting an effectively delivered confessional.

Around 2005 I was getting screwed around in routing off staff and decided I’d had enough. I wrote a letter of disconnection and said I’d go to the 3 major newspapers in Denver if anyone tried to “recover” me. I had this notarized and Fed-Exed it to the DSA. It worked!

I actually got my copy of my declare about 6 months later. I spent about 5 years away from Scientology, and then got a call out of the blue from a friend in the church who tipped me off to the independent field. I went to the Freezone convention in Washington State a month later.

That was fun and interesting and it was definitely a change of viewpoint from 5 years previously.

My point of view on the Freezone and independent Scientology is that it is “free-market Scientology”. You can choose your poison.

After a few months, and consulting some trusted friends, I decided I wanted a more strictly standard application of Scientology. I flew to LA and got 15 hours of auditing with Ingrid Smith. This was great, and it was a definitely a relief to get in session and get some BPC handled. Ingrid is a fantastic auditor. (Thanks, Ingrid!)

As I was mid Solo 1 from back in the church, she recommended I hook up with John Aaron Williams at The Courseroom in Georgia. I started making plans and moved to Georgia at the end of the year.

I’ve been on lines at The Courseroom since the beginning of 2012.

At this point I want to give John Aaron and Candace Williams a tremendous amount of validation for establishing and keeping The Courseroom going. I’ve been able to observe the intention it has taken John on a daily basis, and the obstacles they have had to overcome to keep The Courseroom established and expanding. John’s purpose very clearly has been to deliver standard Scientology, and he has been successful in that purpose.

What I’ve gained from being on course to this point is certainty on the application of correct TRs and metering. I’ve observed that the meter, in itself, does nothing. But it measures the response of the PC to the quality and effectiveness of your communication. When you get the communication correct, the PC responds…You have the PC “in session”…and the meter will show these responses. It is brilliant in its simplicity, but does take drilling and practice to achieve. This has been a big win for me. Training does give one a certainty that does not exist as a PC.

I also very much wish to validate Gayle Smith.

Gayle was the Senior C/S at Philly org for plus 15 years, and in the face of continual and covert suppression built a team that 4x’d her org.

Concurrent with my being on course Gayle is auditing me on my grades.

I wanted to give my 2 cents about Gayle as a technical terminal, from my direct observation.

I first met her when she and Kirk came up to meet John and Candy early in2012. She helped out in the course room. I was immediately impressed with her ability as a course supervisor and a metering coach. She was tough as nails, but my metering skill was increasing by the minute.

Subsequently when she took me on as a PC (Pre-OT), what very much impressed me about her, aside from her obvious skill in metering, her TRs and ability in assessing prepared lists, was her great care and intention in keeping the auditing session as real as possible. She would answer every question I had and made sure I understood exactly what we were doing. The result of this was I was always “in session”. She always demonstrated professionalism, intention and a very high level of care.

I think it has been an absolute coup for John to have Gayle’s agreement to be the senior tech terminal for The Courseroom. It has blown my mind on more than one occasion to interact with Gayle, whether as a course supervisor, metering coach or auditor.

I consider Gayle and Kirk, as well as John and Candy, to be very good friends and am very grateful to know them.

Mike Wreggitt


calvin b. duffield
+5 # calvin b. duffield 2013-07-07 23:04
Hey Mike, nice to "meet" you and thanks for sharing a story of your journey, here among us.

You have also touched on the enormous importance on having a physical space, ie, "The Courseroom" built and provided by someone who REALLY "put his money where his mouth is." --John Aaron and ably assisted by Candace Williams.

It is, and has always been my contention, that, it's all very well being able to
"do it yourself", when it comes down to unraveling the "big mystery/s" even having the added advantage of LRH's Tech,
philosophy and admin know-how, as source material--- but WHERE do you go when you're bogged down with M/U's, or case getting in your way? --- (Pray tell?)

You have already provided the answers, Mike, which align with that of LRH;

"Put an org there!"

Thankfully, John & Candace along with the likes of Dani & Tami, Les & Anita, Gayle & Kirk and let's not forget the hundreds of great independent, dedicated auditors, who all just continue --- to make their Auditor's presence effective and appreciated for all who seek the life changing benefits of Ron's legacy.

True, spiritual freedom!.... Priceless!

regards, Calvin.
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-08 16:03
Hey Calvin, good to meet you too. And agreed!
calvin b. duffield
# calvin b. duffield 2013-07-08 23:06
Yep, great times to be around,(again)Mike, and btw, thanks for bringing along yet another "squirrel"! The more, the merrier, what say, eh?
Ingrid Smith
+3 # Ingrid Smith 2013-07-08 21:40
Fantastic write-up!!!!I am so glad you are getting trained Mike. I would love to see everyone doing that. Of course, it is vital for doing the OT levels!
Mike Wreggitt
+2 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:12
Thanks, Ingrid. I will definitely continue on my auditor training, once I complete Solo 1. Pro TRs is definitely on the roster (but after III.) Thanks again for referring me here!
Kay Dixie
# Kay Dixie 2017-12-15 12:56
Hello Ingrid,

Do you know of any independent Courseroom in the LA area? I'd like to do my Solo I course in the near future.

Thank you,

Hallie Jane
+1 # Hallie Jane 2013-07-09 01:08
Hi Mike! Nice pict with your cute friend. Great job on your pursuit of real Scn. It sounds like a great group of people out there and I'm glad to get the first hand report. I know of a fair amount of auditing occurring but I'm concerned about training continuing in a standard way. It sounds like you've connected with some very good people. Best wishes to you and your new group....carry on!!
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:13
You bet I will! Thanks, Hallie. I always did like being in the courseroom.
Peggy Mitchell
+4 # Peggy Mitchell 2013-07-09 07:31
I'd like to add my appreciation for what the folks at The Courseroom are doing. Their dedication and hard work are apparent.
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:14
Peggy, I agree wholeheartedly.
+1 # Nickname 2013-07-09 09:34
Nice to hear of your wins and continued progress. Is The Courseroom in GA of FL?
+3 # Thoughtful 2013-07-09 10:04
The Courseroom is literally right on the border on the Georgia side, about 10 minutes north of Tallahassee, FL. The address is 7738 Ga. Hwy 111 South, Cairo, GA 39828. The place is beautiful and peaceful.
+1 # Nickname 2013-07-09 10:52
Thank you for the address. A move just up the road from Havana? Same phone? There's a nice looking motel and full steak house very close by in Havana
John Aaron
+1 # John Aaron 2013-07-09 22:33
Mike, It is always awesome to have you here. Not just as a student but as a friend who can stop by for a beer (when there is not course the next day).

Thanks to those who have commented. You are always welcome here.
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:18
Beer? Beer? Did I hear beer?? haha It's been fun and it's been an adventure, John. I'll see you on Saturday and we'll finish up the 5th time through the meter drills!! Yeah!!!
Chris Mann
+1 # Chris Mann 2013-07-09 22:56
Hi Mike. This is very cool.
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:21
Hey Chris, certainly a lot more fun than the good ole days in Phx. Hope you and the band are doing well! And agreed, training is incredible, and The Courseroom is a great place to train.
+1 # Gayle 2013-07-09 23:35
Wow Mike, What a great I'm OUT story. I appreciate your kind words. You're a natural. We've had some fun all right and have good times ahead! We are grateful to have met you and feel the same.
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:22
Great times ahead!! Thanks, Gayle. Can't wait to continue!
Ingrid Smith
+2 # Ingrid Smith 2013-07-10 01:42
I see that you hang out with cute,nice little squirrels.
Mike Wreggitt
+3 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:24
Don't let appearances fool you, that little feller is 100% LRH!
+1 # Espiritu 2013-07-10 02:44
Nice "out" story, Mike.

Now I've got Georgia on my mind.
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:26
Thanks, Espiritu. Well, if you have a mind to train, then Georgia is a good thing to have on your mind. (My 2 cents.)
+1 # Nickname 2013-07-10 15:38
Mike, I'll look forward to perhaps meeting you and Espiritu in GA sometime. Feed some squirrels, heh.
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-10 19:27
Sounds good, Nickname. Looking forward to it!
+1 # Kirk 2013-07-11 09:20

Great origination and tale!!! Glad you are winning and moving up your Bridge. Your comm reflects the true spirit of Scientology: interest, care, desire to improve life and livingness, etc. on all flows!

Keep at it, go fast, do well.

Gayle and I both are glad to have met you and be part of your experience on this way-point to OT!!!
Mike Wreggitt
# Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-12 05:44
Thanks, Kirk! It is appreciated. Yes, very definitely onward and upward. I am very interested to get through III and see what it's all about. I'm glad things are going great for you too!
Tony DePhillips
# Tony DePhillips 2013-07-12 10:13
Welcome Mike.
I enjoyed your write-up and wins.
Mike Wreggitt
+1 # Mike Wreggitt 2013-07-12 20:22
Thanks, Tony. I've enjoyed your many posts the blogs. Good to hear from you.
Communicator IC
# Communicator IC 2014-01-21 19:49
Off topic, but I believe this matter will be of interest to the people in this community. I also believe it is of some importance. I’m sure Barbara’s mother would greatly appreciate any information anyone can provide.

Where is Scientology keeping Barbara Cordova Oliver? Her 80 year-old mother wants to know.
# Lucy 2014-04-05 12:02
Wow! Great story! I think it is amazing what John and Candice have accomplished and it's great to know the tech is alive and well and being delivered in such a wonderful environment!
Roy Jones
# Roy Jones 2014-10-07 10:42
How can I contact you or any other independents in Georgia? I am in Roswell GA. I am solo but need some advice and training.
# Disa 2015-12-22 08:53
Thanks Mike!
I was happy to read your post. My spouse and I are heading down soon to continue, on course!
We are looking forward to meeting John and Candy and the folks down south.
# Amy 2016-07-10 13:02
Hey Mike, nice to "meet" you and thanks for sharing a story. I would like learn more from independent Scientology but I don't know how and where. Please , contact with me. Thank you!!
# NORMAN CUTTER 2017-12-04 13:21
I'm an LRH fan from his sci fi books, I did about 10hrs of auditing at the church, then found that going clear costs upwards of 35 to 50 grand! I want to go clear, and I don't think it was LRH's idea to clear the planet at 50 grand a head. Can someone please contact me and set me on the path? Thanks, Norm

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