Duncan Hales was born in New Zealand, where he grew up on a farm. At the age of 25, Duncan moved to Seattle, USA, to study chiropractic at Palmer University, with the aim of healing people with ethical medicine.
At the same time he completed his chiropractic studies, Duncan was introduced to Scientology by a friend. With a strong desire to gain knowledge and understanding of life, Duncan trained as a Class 4 Auditor in Los Angeles. He also completed most of the Hubbard Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, Class 6, and moved on to other courses including: Key to Life Course and the Philadelphia Doctorate Course.
Duncan advanced on the Bridge up to completion of Solo NOTs, O.T. 7, at Flag. In 2001, he spent six months at Flag on the Solo NOTs Auditor Course, later returning every half year for the six-months checks until he completed O.T. 7 in 2011. During the 10 years on Flag lines, Duncan was exposed to the extent of the Church’s distortion of the technology, and to the way the organization forces itself on the public and extorts money for wrong purposes. Duncan refused to go to the Freewinds to do OT 8, instead, he decided to leave the Church.
Duncan tells us that when he left the Church in 2011, he was deep in debt of around Pounds Sterling 200,000, which he is still paying to this day.
After leaving the Church, Duncan researched independent Scientology centers, since he wanted to continue progressing on the Bridge. He first came to Dror Center in 2017 and continues to visit Dror every three months for auditing and training as an auditor.
In November 2018, Duncan completed L11 and shared with us his achievements in the attached success story and in this video.
While on his last visit to Dror, in March 2019, Aviv Bershadsky interviewed Duncan about his life, progress on the Bridge in the Church, the decision to leave the Church and his achievements at Dror Center in the past two years. The interview is about 23 minutes