As L. Ron Hubbard describes in this book, life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation. Here, then, is Scientology applied to that seven-tenths of existence including the answers to Exhaustion and the Secret of Efficiency. Here, too, is the analysis of life itself—a game composed of exact rules. Know them and you succeed. The Problems of Work contains technology no one can live without, and that can immediately be applied by anyone in the workaday world.
Life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation. Here, then, is Scientology applied to that crucial seven-tenths of existence.
The Problems of Work contains the senior principles and laws which apply to every endeavor, every problem of work. For they are the discoveries which lay bare the core of these problems and explain the very fabric of life itself.
The breakthroughs detailed here include:
- The Anatomy of Confusion—and its cure
- The Doctrine of the Stable Datum—the most fundamental law of work, and living
- The Anatomy of Control—and how to turn “bad control” to good
- The Anatomy of Life as a Game—and the rules by which it is played
- The “Secret” of Efficiency
- The most fundamental elements of life—Affinity, Reality and Communication
- And, the rock bottom cause of Exhaustion, with the powerful Scientology processes that return the energy of youth
Here, then, is not only technology to bring stability to the workplace, but the magic processes to return joy itself to all of life. For this is Scientology.
Emerging from L. Ron Hubbard’s continuing research into Six Basic Processes, Six Levels of Processing reached even more cases and at a greater level of undercut. So crucial was this technology that he decided to make it available to all auditors, delivering an intensive three-day course. First came the technology to actually start the session, for as he warned students, “One time we asked a lady for five hours what she was doing before she finally gave us a straight answer: ‘I’m being audited.’ Up to that time she was doing anything else.” Hence, the importance of Rudiments, the subject of Level One. Then, with Rudiments in, Mr. Hubbard provided detailed instruction on the rest: Level Two, Locational and Not-Know Processes; Level Three, Decisional Processing; Level Four, Opening Procedure by Duplication; Level Five, Remedy of Communication Scarcity and Level Six, Remedy of Havingness and Spotting Spots in Space. The goal was to rehabilitate the preclear’s ability to make decisions and, hence, his power of choice. L. Ron Hubbard considered these tapes so important he exported them to Academies across the planet, while his delivery of this Professional Course would then inspire two more in the coming months.
With Six Levels of Processing is introduced a method of auditing and a new auditing atmosphere which articulates the attitude best calculated to maintain continuing stable gain in a case. —L. Ron Hubbard
Mr. Hubbard’s return to England in late 1955 not only presaged an intensive period of research and auditor training, it confirmed and reinforced London as a city with a unique status in the history of Scientology. For it was here that L. Ron Hubbard had first defined the human spirit as an immortal being possessed of capabilities beyond anything previously predicted and so arrived at the axiomatic truths upon which all subsequent research and, indeed, the whole of Scientology was founded.
In fact, not only Scientologists but the general public were eagerly awaiting his first visit to their shores in almost three years, and his public lectures—delivered at the Lindsey Theatre, London—rapidly sold out. Point of fact: When he started to speak, it was standing room only, with the overflow crowding the aisles.
Yet, Mr. Hubbard’s purpose in coming to England embraced not only his intention to consolidate Scientology organizationally to service a rapidly growing field, but to train British auditors to a high level of proficiency. Thus—the 4th London Advanced Clinical Course. For it was on the 4th London ACC that L. Ron Hubbard released a pivotal advance emerging from his further research into Six Basic Processes—specifically, Six Levels of Processing. Pivotal, that is, in terms of what it meant for auditors, for Six Levels of Processing reached even more cases and at a greater level of undercut:
“Because we’re doing the same things that we’re doing with the Six Basic Steps except we’re just doing it a lot better, that’s all.
“Now, we haven’t changed things too much. But we’re trying to more clearly understand and we’re trying to progress cases faster.”
In fact, so vital was this technology that Mr. Hubbard decided to make it available to all auditors—even those whose schedules would not permit them to attend a six-week ACC. Thus the London Hubbard Professional Course, which he convened on 8 November 1955 at the London organization’s new headquarters in Brunswick House. What those auditors would receive was an intensive study in the application of Six Levels of Processing over the next three days.
First, however, Mr. Hubbard wanted to make sure that auditors were actually auditing. Thus, he instructed them on finding a pc and opening a session. If the point seemed obvious, it most certainly was not:
“How do we find a pc? One time we asked a lady for five hours what she was doing before she finally gave us a straight answer: ‘I’m being audited.’
“Up to that time she was doing anything else. She was trying to review her past, she was trying to find out why her husband jilted her. She was trying to find out this and she gave these fantastic answers as to what she was doing right there in that chair. What she was doing in the chair was being audited and it took her five hours to find it out.”
Hence—Rudiments, a fundamental development that L. Ron Hubbard made the subject of the first lecture of the course. Then, with Rudiments decisively in, he devoted the remaining lectures to detailed instruction on all aspects of the Six Levels, always stressing the goal to rehabilitate the preclear’s Power of Choice and his ability to make decisions:
- First Dynamic—why it is the easiest entrance point to the remaining dynamics;
- Restimulation—what the mechanism is, and how it is remedied in Decisional Processing;
- The Four Tolerances—what they are, and how raising someone’s power of choice raises his tolerance;
- Thought—every time an individual thinks a thought he punches holes in mest;
- Duplication—“It mustn’t happen again” means no duplication and so no communication, as well as the resolution of this in auditing;
- Communication—the pay of life and the first fundamental consideration in any game;
- Exteriorization—the relationship of the Sixth Level to Route 1 of The Creation of Human Ability and how it is entirely a process for an exteriorized thetan;
- “Waterloo Station”—named after the famous London railway station whose continuous bustling crowds made it an ideal environment for that type of objective process—and how it is flat when the preclear is able to not-know at will.
All of which made Six Levels of Processing, Mr. Hubbard declared, “as hot as a Spanish pistol” and the Hubbard Professional Course lectures a must for auditors. In fact, the technology was of such broad importance that he exported the tapes to Academies across the planet, while his delivery of the London HPC was to inspire two more Professional Course lectures in the coming months.
And, as evidence that the name of L. Ron Hubbard was on the lips of virtually every Briton, it was during this time that a famous national British newspaper approached with a request for an exclusive interview. The result—an article profiling Mr. Hubbard as a “frontiersman” and “pioneer” whose boyhood years had included talks with holy men and mystics in the East and whose findings and teachings represented “a formidable combination.” Described by Mr. Hubbard himself as “a very long and friendly story,” the article informed readers that Scientology “shows you the ability, the executive material, the earning power and the potential for happiness that have been there all the time—submerged.”
Yet of far greater importance was what L. Ron Hubbard accomplished in terms of arming British auditors with the data and skills to resolve any and all types of cases and thus ultimately to free beings. And in that regard, all he did during those months in England was crowned with success. For as Ron wrote to the editor of Ability magazine in Washington, DC:
“We sweepingly made these people into fine auditors. Great Britain is now richer to that degree.”
Trying to find out why you tick, why you’re as right as you are, why you function at all, why you think at all, would be quite an adventure. —L. Ron Hubbard
Your mind: it is your constant companion. You live with it 24 hours a day, every day of your life. Yet Man has known practically nothing about how it works. And from marriages that end in divorce to careers that wind up in frustration, from tensions that interfere with work to conflicts that divide nations, virtually every human crisis can be traced to Man’s ignorance of the mind.
Imagine, then, the potential benefits of finding the answers. Not only could organizations prosper and nations resolve their differences, but an individual equipped with such knowledge, fully understanding himself and others, would stand a far better chance of achieving his goals.
In fact, millions have accomplished exactly that. For the first time in history, Man has come into possession of an “operation manual” that details the full anatomy of the mind and precisely how it functions. By studying this “manual,” anyone can understand the underlying causes behind the endless variety of human behavior and use this knowledge to resolve any situation he encounters in life.
Here, then, is the adventure of discovering the workings of the most valuable commodity any individual will ever possess.
The long search for truth, the tortuous journey from culture to culture, the perilous quest into realms few had ever glimpsed, much less ventured—L. Ron Hubbard’s most renowned lecture of all time, The Story of Dianetics and Scientology. And that’s only the first monumental lecture! Beyond is the epic view of Scientology—past, present and future. Beginning with the past, from his current vantage point of Clear, Mr. Hubbard looks back through each previous discovery all the way to the first Clears he made in 1947. What that revealed is the answer to the question: “What happened to the rest of the bank the moment they achieved Clear?” And if the question was startling enough, what the answer revealed was the solution for total stability. Here, then, is not only the discovery of what prevents a preclear from “erasing” his mental image pictures, but a revelation that quite literally answers what life was like at the moment of creation. All of which opened a new panorama of doingness, extending across every dynamic, and summed up in the phrase “Bring Order.” So, yes—while L. Ron Hubbard began with a monumental look to the past, by the time this Congress was over, it was the creation of a story that continues to unfold every day, The Future of Scientology and the Western Civilization.
“I’d like to tell you something of the story of Dianetics and Scientology—some things I’ve never confided to anyone before.
“Would you like to hear that?” —L. Ron Hubbard
It was 18 October 1958, in London’s Royal Empire Society Hall. And with those words, L. Ron Hubbard began what would become his most famous lecture of all time. For here was his personal account of the long journey to bring about a new state of being Man had dreamed of for over 2,500 years…a story that could only be told by the man who lived it…The Story of Dianetics and Scientology.
As evident in Mr. Hubbard’s opening words, it was to be his most expansive statement to date on what motivated his quest to answer the riddles of Man. As for what prompted him to tell that story at this time and place, the first answer is obvious: Clearing.
It had been over a year since his last appearance in England and yet what now made this achievement possible had in fact begun during that previous trip. For it was then he developed processes to reach any case (Control, Communication and Havingness—London Congress on Nuclear Radiation, Control & Health) which, in turn, had prompted his development of new ways to teach auditors (training drills—Freedom Congress), which revolutionized auditor training.
But there was something more—and it had everything to do with why this was the time for that now legendary lecture. And while it may not be so obvious today, to those who were there, in 1958, it stood out like a beacon from the title alone: Dianetics.
Yes, in the year of 1958, clearing by others—using Scientology—had become a reality. But, as he explained:
“The first Clears were made in 1947, and then I tried to teach other people to do it. And very quickly and briskly, in ten years, was able to do that. Only took ten years, which is pretty good.”
Of course, 1947 predated the release of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Indeed, it was Mr. Hubbard’s initial development and practice of Dianetics from 1947 to 1949 (and the resultant demand from others to find out more so they, too, could audit) that prompted publication of Book One. Then again, if any in attendance were still under the misimpression that current success in clearing was attributable to newer processes of the past ten years, his next statement dispelled that notion permanently:
“The fact of clearing depended upon the skill of auditing, and that was the only real barrier!”
The significance of that discovery extended far beyond the resolution of auditor training. Because while those auditors were now making Clears, there was still the matter of speed: How rapidly could it be done? Moreover, if the barrier to clearing had been the “skill of the auditor,” then what was the actual workability of earlier processes which seemed to “not work” in the hands of unskilled auditors? Those were the questions that opened whole new vistas for clearing and, indeed, brought Mr. Hubbard full circle to the subject of Dianetics:
“I was rather red-faced last year to find out that I hadn’t known exactly what I was doing in 1947 when I made Clears. The remarkable thing about it is, in some unknowing, blundering way, I did know, but I couldn’t phrase it. I couldn’t describe it.”
All factors to clearing, each successive breakthrough from the very beginning to the present, were to provide the answer he had been looking for since 1947. More specifically, stemming from his discovery of the true source of mental image pictures, came an even more startling breakthrough that answered a lingering question concerning all those Clears—“perfectly stable Clears”—he had made so many years before:
“I couldn’t explain for ten years: What happened to the rest of the bank?”
The answer was not erasure. Rather, it was found in a word that marked the next great milestone of Dianetics and Scientology: Confronting.
Here, then, is the dramatic story of how Mr. Hubbard returned to the first procedures of 1947 Dianetics, applying the very latest Scientology technology. As for what that in turn created, it was a new wave of clearing Mr. Hubbard would later announce with the headline: “Something has happened!!!”
Moreover, that was only the beginning. Because capping it all, and extending to spheres far outside the auditing session, came the anatomy of confusion and order. It resolves the age-old riddle of creation, is the substance behind the motto “Bring Order” which now appears in every Hubbard Communications Office (HCO) and stands to this day as the guiding principle of what a Scientologist does.
So yes, the London Clearing Congress was the right time and place. For while it began with the past, The Story of Dianetics and Scientology, by the time it was finished L. Ron Hubbard had laid in place an even more dramatic story, one that continues to unfold every day: The Future of Scientology and the Western Civilization.
The mystery of life and the secret of life is that it’s up against something which can be incomprehensible. And the way out of it is to appreciate the fact that life too can still be alive and not comprehend. You could simply change your mind and put yourself in that state and you’d duplicate this stuff utterly. —L. Ron Hubbard
In a lecture that uniquely correlates major Scientology breakthroughs, Mr. Hubbard relates an individual’s level of ARC to what he calls “the chart of dwindling comprehension,” concurrently identified as the Chart of Human Evaluation. As he traces how a being’s descent from knowingness to incomprehension on the Chart parallels the Tone Scale, he details the consequences when vibrant, understanding life attempts to communicate with—and to comprehend—dead, inanimate matter. Here is the fate that overtakes such people as the nuclear physicist, who, probing endlessly for a cause-point amidst atoms and electrons, sinks to an incomprehension so deep he can assign MEST seniority over life.
Before Scientology, this dwindling spiral was irreversible. But “wonder of wonders,” as Mr. Hubbard puts it: even after an individual has become wholly dependent on MEST, a process exists to restore self-determinism. Here, then, are both the mechanics of entrapment and a comprehensive account of the whys and wherefores behind the L. Ron Hubbard's technology that marks the road out.
The first explanation of the electronics of human thought and the energy phenomena in any being. Discover how even physical universe laws of motion are mirrored in a being, not to mention the electronics of aberration. Here is the link between theta and MEST revealing what energy is, and how you create it. It was this breakthrough that revealed the subject of a thetan’s flows and which, in turn, is applied in every auditing process today. In the book’s title, “8-8” stands for Infinity-Infinity, and “o” represents the static, theta. Included are the Wavelengths of Emotion, Aesthetics, Beauty and Ugliness, Inflow and Outflow and the Sub-zero Tone Scale—applicable only to the thetan.
- Description and qualities of the Life Static, how it acts as a mirror and records impressions of the physical universe
- The Tone Scale of Wavelengths and the all-powerful role of Aesthetics in both enslaving and freeing a being
- The Dichotomies (opposing conditions of existence) and their description and use in auditing in creating energy
- Brackets and the reason for and use of flows in auditing, applicable to virtually every process and the underlying reason processes work
- The Sub-zero Tone Scale, applicable only to the thetan, not the composite of the thetan plus his MEST body
- Bodies, including the reason beings get stuck to and think they are bodies
- And the Manifestations of Energy, containing the discovery of a primary error which has existed in elementary electricity since the days of its first invention—a breakthrough that culminates in a mathematical formula for the energy of life source
Scientology essentials for every aspect of life. Basic answers that put you in charge of your existence, truths to consult again and again: Is It Possible to Be Happy?, Two Rules for Happy Living, Personal Integrity, The Anti-Social Personality and many more. In every part of this book you will find Scientology truths that describe conditions in your life and exact ways to improve them.
The materials of Scientology comprise the greatest accumulation of knowledge ever assembled on the mind, spirit and life. Through more than a hundred books and publications, thousands more articles and essays, and over 3,000 recorded lectures, the works of L. Ron Hubbard embrace virtually every aspect of living.
Here, then, is Scientology: A New Slant on Life, containing a timeless selection of Mr. Hubbard’s discoveries drawn from the full wealth of his writings and each one presenting a broad, yet comprehensive overview of Scientology applied to a specific aspect of existence—and, in combination, providing the panoramic overview of life itself.
Here are the answers to questions Man has sought through the ages; here are practical answers you hoped could be found somewhere; here are answers that work.
- Is It Possible to Be Happy?
- Personal Integrity
- Man’s Search for His Soul
- On Our Efforts for Immortality
- The Eight Dynamics that comprise life itself
- The Affinity, Reality and Communication Triangle providing the components for interpersonal relationships
- Handling the Confusions of the Workaday World
- How to Live with Children
- What Is Greatness?
- The Two Rules for Happy Living
- Anti-Social and Social Personalities
- The Third Party Law revealing the cause of conflict
- Honesty and Ethics
- My Philosophy, L. Ron Hubbard’s personal statement on what motivated his life’s work and the quest for Scientology
Here, then, are essentials for living, real solutions that work in the here and now, truths to consult again and again.
Having completed the 4th London ACC and the Rehabilitating Power of Choice Professional Course, L. Ron Hubbard scarcely paused in his program to enhance auditor skill. Its next phase was hands-on training on the latest processes, concurrently sending auditors into the field to sharpen their skills. Known as the London Auditors Meeting lectures, here is the development of the most fundamental processes later contained in the book, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought—processes to begin the cycle of clearing in any zone. They embrace everything from two-way communication—in particular the most broadly workable technique for a low-level case—to an entire lecture on matching auditing to tone. Here, too, is a definition of havingness in terms of postulates, the relationship of havingness to cognitions and the difference between repair and remedy of havingness. While toward even broader understanding, Mr. Hubbard defined processing as the means to improve the ability to play a game. Moreover, to further equip auditors, he provided the know-how of dissemination, teaching three proven methods for procuring new preclears. Here, then, are the basic and powerful truths on how to increase a being’s ability to create the joy of a true game.
The way to be at liberty in this life is to be able to have or not have this life at will. To be able to have or not have bodies, space, environment, planets, mock-ups, anything. You get the idea?
Once you could have all these things, or not have them, at your own discretions, you would be free and so would your preclear be free. And this is a basic road to Clear. —L. Ron Hubbard
At the start of December 1955, L. Ron Hubbard had just completed delivery of the 4th London Advanced Clinical Course, the Rehabilitating Power of Choice Professional Course and The Lindsey Theatre Lectures. Yet despite the intensive schedule, he wasn’t pausing even for a moment. For with Scientology continuing to grow rapidly—now active on four continents and thirteen major countries—the need for expert auditors was paramount. And with London still the capital of the British Commonwealth of Nations accounting for 25 percent of the world’s population, the city formed a major launch point to accelerate that expansion. Thus, Mr. Hubbard continued forging ahead with his program to enhance auditor skill, beginning on 1 December when he inaugurated a series of weekly evening lectures intended to keep auditors up-to-date with instruction on the latest processes and their use: The London Auditors Meeting.
Yet, if the setting might have appeared less structured than, say, an Advanced Clinical Course, the data was immediately relevant not only to a session, but in life. For what L. Ron Hubbard was imparting were golden nuggets of technical application to take away and use: how to establish two-way communication with any case, the difference between two-way communication and allowing the preclear to just talk, even the importance for a successful session of greeting preclears on their arrival—and all this from the very first lecture.
In point of fact, Mr. Hubbard was teaching fundamentals of such importance that his research would culminate in the landmark Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought, the “Book One” of Scientology. More to the point, here is the development of the most fundamental processes contained in that book—processes to begin the cycle of clearing in any zone. From the Remedy of Havingness to exteriorization by Separateness and, of course, the overriding elements of Games:
“Exteriorization versus havingness. A chap can be as able as he is capable of leaving a game and coming back to it, by the way, and that’s an exteriorization.
“And he’s as capable of having a game as he is certain there are barriers wherein to play this game.”
All the while, Mr. Hubbard instructed auditors on the underlying basics and applications of havingness, including:
- ARC—working as a fundamental below the level of auditing, and how raising ARC in the preclear raises his consciousness;
- Creation—its role in aberration, and how its rehabilitation causes a fall away from the ardures and upsets of existence;
- Cognition—what it is, and the difference between having understanding about something as opposed to knowingness about it;
- “Look at me. Who am I?”—the story behind the process;
- Colds—how to get rid of one;
- Sleep—its origin, and what it means for a thetan;
- Postulates and Decisions—how they are senior to power of choice;
- Tone Scale—its use in auditing to open up cases, and how an auditor matches auditing to tone level;
- Not-knowingness—how it is one of the barriers and limitations of a game;
- No-Game Condition—what it is, how it occurs when one wins or loses completely, and its eradication with auditing.
All of which is to say: The goal of processing is toward the ability to play a better game—the game called life. And, as he described, that is where the preclear is going.
Yet, with all Mr. Hubbard taught those auditors, he knew that to be truly successful in expanding their areas and the Scientology field, they needed the additional know-how of dissemination. Thus, he instructed them on three proven approaches to dissemination and procurement of new preclears, while as to building a Scientology network by the formation of groups, L. Ron Hubbard made it clear that he expected a game large enough to begin the clearing of a planet:
“An auditor who has a group less than thirty or forty certainly ought to be thinking in terms of ‘Boy, there’s an awful scarcity of people here.’ And if an auditor has about fifteen hundred in his group, I would be rather satisfied. I’d say, ‘Well, he’s doing fairly well. He’s young, of course.’ This would be the spirit with which we should be tackling things.”
And in that very spirit, presented here are the basic and powerful truths on how to restore a being’s ability to create the joy of a true game.
Religion would wander badly unless it had the technology of the human spirit. That would be the vital thing to have, for religion to become a practical, everyday thing. —L. Ron Hubbard
Today weapons exist powerful enough to annihilate whole nations. And violence has become commonplace, often in disregard of human life. Why has there been such a lessening of moral responsibility and, most important, what can be done about it?
In providing the answers to these questions, Mr. Hubbard explores the history of Man’s research and investigation in the field of the human spirit. As he details many remarkable phenomena familiar in past ages, yet unknown to most people today, what emerges is that as mechanical technologies became ascendant, nothing parallel emerged to bring religion into the realm of day-to-day application. In consequence, modern studies ultimately came to deny the spirit entirely, instead treating the individual as a mere stimulus-response mechanism without conscience or value.
Thus, the arrival of Scientology means everything for both the individual and Mankind, for here is the first religion which, by application of an actual technology, provides anyone with workable answers he can use on a daily basis in his own life. By this technology, IQ rises, an individual’s power and ability increase, Man can recover his capacity for kindness and decency—and a brighter future is assured.
What would have happened if people, instead of being so eager to repress evil, started to lead in the direction of good? Looks to me like you’d sort of unsuppress an awful lot of dynamics, wouldn’t you? —L. Ron Hubbard
It begins with the principal difference between Dianetics and Scientology and ends with the means to create a new era on this planet.
In a lecture wherein L. Ron Hubbard introduces the Eight Dynamics from a wholly new angle, he distinguishes between the dynamics addressed in Dianetics and those which rightfully belong to Scientology. Here are the reasons some dynamics are specialized, others generalized, what that means, and the consequences for all Scientologists as one dynamic interacts with another in the civilization itself. For how can anyone exteriorize and go free while war, crime and poor education imperil the survival of their fellow human beings? How, indeed, can beings attain lasting spiritual freedom when their own societies, convinced that Man is evil, meet every dire situation by repressing his dynamics?
Fortunately, Man is not evil; he is basically good. Wholly unknown before Dianetics and Scientology, that single discovery provides a workable means to liberate the dynamics across entire societies—for the first time in history. And thus Mr. Hubbard concludes with an imperishable message of freedom and immortality. Without any other remedies, even without processing, here is the single, sustained action whereby Scientologists can, quite literally, create a Golden Age on Earth.