I have been following and reading about scientology for a long time but this is one of the more insane pieces I have ever come across. Despite my familiarity with the subject, having never been "in" there are still things I don't understand...
"The current SO members, at least in the CLO, are miserable."
"My mom was on the level during this time..."
On the level?
"...not allowed to see chiropractors since that was obviously 'Another Practice'"
The author explains this means "just trying to make others wrong" but where does this term come from?
Once again, Karen #1, thank you for posting.
CLO -- Continental Liaison Office (Sorry I don't know where that is or who is involved. I think it's where the orders to lower orgs comes from.)
On the level -- The levels are levels zero to five in auditing below clear. There is a level six, which used to be level five but they made Dianetic Case Completion level five. Above clear there are the OT levels. So, in Scientology, "on the level" does not mean true. It means someone is doing one of the levels in auditing.
Another Practice -- This was not so prevalent when I was in, but Hubbard and Scientology went all encompassing after I left. They went into nutrition, purification, and other fields. Hubbard's writings and technology are the true and only true way. Everything else is another practice and, as far as Hubbard and Scientology is concerned, it doesn't work.
WQSB -- This is new to me. Fortunately Marc Headley has a page with a glossary of terms.
Here is his definition for this:
WQSB – Watch Quarter Station Bill. This is a large chart that is located in Sea Orgs that lists out where each person lives, what their cleaning station is, whether they are on port or starboard watch, and any number of other details about the person.
Ser facing: This is pronounced with a hard "c" or "ser facking." Bear with me here as I try to explain this.
Remember I talked about levels? Level 4 or Grade 4 is called "ability release" and it deal with "service facsimiles." A "facsimile" is like an engram. It is a copy of something that happened with a person. This is how it's defined in Scientology. I'm not saying this stuff is true. A service facsimile is something the person being audited holds in place, which they use to make themselves right by making others wrong. So someone who is ser facing is making their self right by making others wrong.
(Oddly enough, when I was involved with Scientology, the people I most observed to do that kind of thing were people who had recently completed level 4 or recently completed OT 3.)
You didn't ask for anything more but let me add this. I am convinced that Scientologese, the language of Scientology, is a completely different language. It is not English or anything else. It is Scientologese. It has its own syntax and its own grammar, sufficiently so that it is a complete language unto itself. Those of us who were very much involved with Scientology, learned to speak it. I put it to you that the difficulty you are having with the various terms and expressions that you read or hear are from you not knowing the language. It isn't just a matter of learning the meaning of a few words and expressions.