OT VIII is the highest current course and level in Scientology. Collectively, the OTs are referred to as Operating Thetan course materials. OT VIII is known as "The Truth Revealed".
"This Solo-audited level addresses the primary cause of amnesia on the whole track and lets one see the truth of his own existence. This is the first actual OT level and brings about a resurgence of power and native abilities for the being himself. This may be done at the Flag Ship Service Organization only."
Until April 2008 the "Flag Ship Service Organization" operated aboard the Freewinds, a church-owned seagoing cruise ship staffed by the Sea Org.
Versions of OT VIII
Various outlines purporting to describe New OT VIII have been provided by ex-members who have completed the course, such as Ariane Jackson and Michael Pattinson. Jackson has described the course as having two parts: a preparatory e-meter drill, followed by a review of A History of Man and an examination of previously identified past lives to find out which ones are false. According to Pattinson, the course included an affirmation from L. Ron Hubbard that "now he knew who he wasn't, and was interested in finding out who he was."Pattinson v. Church of Scientology et al., US District Court for the Central District of California, 1998
The Fishman Affidavit claimed that the older version of OT VIII included (among other......