An exposé of the shady activities of
Scientology's intelligence agencies

Uniquely for a "religion", the Church of Scientology has since 1955 organised systematic intelligence activities, including on occasions bugging, burglary, forgery, framing, infilitration and intimidation. Such activities are conducted alongside and in support of a sophisticated PR machine which specialises in producing distasteful personal attacks on those perceived as being opponents of Scientology.

These activities have been run through three agencies within the Church of Scientology: the Hubbard Communications Office, or HCO (from 1955-66); the Guardian Office or GO (1966-83), and its successor, the Office of Special Affairs or OSA (1983 to present). These pages expose aspects of all three organisations, the dirty tricks which have been carried out at the behest of Scientology's leaders and the philosophy which lies behind Scientology's extreme sensitivity to criticism.



Scientology's Secret Service:
The history of the HCO, GO and OSA.

"Never defend, always attack":
Why is Scientology so hostile to criticism?

"Justice Actions":
The operating procedures of the GO and OSA.

Scientology: Religion or Intelligence Agency?:
By Jon Atack.


Selected GO and OSA Documents:
A selection of GO and OSA documents.

Manual of Justice:
By L. Ron Hubbard, 1959.

Guardian Office Operations:
Covert operations mounted by the Guardian Office.

Legal Papers:
Court documents relating to the Guardian Office.


Guardian Office Organization Chart:
How the United States Guardian Office was organized.

Media articles:
Media reports on the Guardian Office and OSA.

The Spy And His Masters:
The Guardian Office's standard primer on intelligence work.

Who's Who?:
Key people linked with the Guardian Office and OSA.


What's New?:
Recent additions to these pages.
A compressed copy (5.60Mb) of the core pages, for offline reading.
A compressed copy (635K) of the 27 Sept 97 update.
A compressed copy (285K) of the 18 Oct 97 update. and
A two-part compressed copy (645K and 835K) of the 3 Nov 97 update.

Last updated 3 November 1997

Pages maintained by Chris Owen