I admit that some man occasionally will become afraid and will become totally gripped by the belief that there is menace in every fellow man. I admit that a human being can become so aberrated as to constitute a menace to the bulk of the society and that in such a case it is necessary to reacquaint him with society. But I will not admit that there is a naturally bad, evil man on Earth. —L. Ron Hubbard
The single word “liberty” articulates not only basic rights, such as freedom of speech and religion, but many other vital concepts: opportunity, choice, security and even happiness. Indeed, it is a word that symbolizes the dreams and goals of every human being.
Yet its very power makes it liable to abusive ends entirely opposed to its true meaning. In consequence, both individual and national freedoms can be eroded in a manner that escapes detection. If this deterioration of liberty is not spotted and reversed, a people can lose many of their basic rights and ultimately fail to recognize, and thus arrest, a slide into a police state.
On the hard-won and cherished liberties of nations depends everything its citizens hold most dear. In affirming the basic decency and upholding the fundamental rights of each individual, L. Ron Hubbard provides an embracive understanding that vitally concerns all.
With new breakthroughs in place to reach any case, L. Ron Hubbard was ready to “throw the switch” on planetary expansion. And here is where that switch connected: with a new course to present Dianetics and Scientology basics in a whole new way. It followed from the simple premise: While one can demonstrate chemical reactions or the workings of machines, how does one demonstrate the parts and phenomena of the human mind and spirit? Mr. Hubbard provides the answer, and shows how to do it with the Anatomy of the Human Mind Course. Here, then, is his onstage demonstration of the “Things of Scientology,” each as solid and real as anything in the physical sciences. As he further explained, no previous field of the mind could ever demonstrate such things as they were all “figure-figure.” Well, there’s none of that here. Not when those live demonstrations included the most colorful and lively demonstrations of any Congress—from test tubes and static electricity, to skulls and brains—all to demonstrate what is the mind and what isn’t. Moreover, here is the means for every Scientologist to show people they are a spiritual being, what the mind really is and that Scientology can help them. And now you know why, in asking attendees, “Where do we go from here?” L. Ron Hubbard gave the answer, “We’re going to go all the way.” For the gates had been opened to bring understanding to everyone.
I’m afraid the reality of this will all too soon be upon us. You’re just about to inherit this planet, whether you like it or not. I can only hope that you’re in good enough shape to like it. —L. Ron Hubbard
As Mr. Hubbard was to announce, the time had come for him to do exactly what he’d planned for ten years—open the entrance gates for floods of brand-new public. It was a decision that had everything to do with technical advances of the past year. As he told Congress attendees:
“It isn’t clearing cases that has held us up. It’s starting cases that has held us up. Getting cases started. If we get them started, we can clear them. Getting them started into stable gains, that’s been our problem. And we can sweep them all up these days.”
After years of research, he had already developed processes to reach any case and the technology to advance them to Clear. There only remained one barrier—getting the preclear in session so the technology could be applied. Such was his primary focus of 1960. And what he was addressing had everything to do with the very definition of “in session”: Interested in own case and willing to talk to the auditor. So came his startling discovery that some preclears had no interest in their own case. And without that, no case gain was even possible! Investigating further, he isolated four factors that prevented interest and, most significantly, the factor of help. In point of fact, they weren’t interested in handling their own cases because they didn’t even believe help was possible.
Whereupon, Mr. Hubbard made the breakthrough on “starting cases,” with the development of Presession Processes, so called because they handled the factors necessary for a session to even begin—hence, pre session.
Releasing them for immediate use in dissemination (London Congress on Dissemination & Help), he next began a new course, the 1st Saint Hill Advanced Clinical Course, to teach auditors their full use in auditing. For quite in addition to bringing new people up to interest and beginning their first auditing, those factors of presession were vital for every Scientologist’s case:
“All right. Sometime in October of 1960 I became aware of the fact that we had it taped. The 1st Saint Hill ACC was moving cases up the line wholesale that had never moved before in years of processing. There were some of those cases that had never moved under processing, and we moved them. We had it taped right there.”
All of which explains what L. Ron Hubbard brought to this Congress. For if the past ten years had concentrated on technical development to make this achievement possible, it was now time to take that next inevitable step. As Ron explained:
“Now it’s safe to open that front door. Take them all, take them all.”
Moreover, he knew exactly how he would do it. For combining all his years of development, including every factor that prevented case gain, he’d developed a brand-new course that epitomized the very hallmark of Dianetics and Scientology:
“What we have done that is spectacular is to make a complete breakthrough in the field of the human mind, taking the predictable, practical character of the physical sciences and moving them over into the humanities. And that is what has happened in Dianetics and Scientology.”
And therein also lay the substance of what he presented as the Anatomy of the Human Mind Course. Its premise was obvious. If huge portions of the population did indeed think no help was possible, it was due in no small measure to the fact that “the world of the mind” had always belonged to the “figure-figure” of philosophy.
Yet, as Mr. Hubbard next presented, there were 20 items—“Things”—in Dianetics and Scientology that were as “solid as test tubes” and which could be shown and demonstrated in the physical universe.
So began one of the most colorful Congresses in history. For if the Shoreham Hotel had already seen everything from Group Processing to Upper Indoctrination TRs, then here were bubbling test tubes, plastic skulls, puppets, brains, and even fires!
But even more to the point, having developed technology to make Clears, L. Ron Hubbard now placed in the hands of every Scientologist the simplest means imaginable to bring an awareness to every other being not yet on the road. And therein lay the substance of these words:
“How far are we going to go now?
“Well, I can tell you frankly, we’re going to go all the way.”
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.
Having announced the fact of clearing at the Clearing Congress, L. Ron Hubbard now devoted the 20th American ACC to a comprehensive restatement of fundamentals. Telling students, “In every single advance of Dianetics or Scientology we have moved from being able to help the few to being able to help the many,” Mr. Hubbard taught how to clear the many. It began with the technology to evoke preclear participation—namely, in‑sessionness. With mishandled origins the largest cause of preclears going out of session, he detailed how to ensure they stay in session. And that was far from all, for here is a wealth of new material—an explanation of auditing the Rock, an incident at the core of the reactive mind, a description of the Atom, an engram preceding The Factors, and the presentation of crucial discoveries on meter phenomena. With auditors drilled till they knew their data cold, L. Ron Hubbard made the 20th ACC the standard for professional auditor training. While toward that goal of clearing the many, Scientology expansion mushroomed even as he embarked for England to announce the next advance in the name of broad clearing—one that harked back to the earliest days of Dianetics.
We can now say that a few hundred, certainly a few thousand Clears are within view. A hundred thousand could change the civilization of Earth.
We’re on our way. —L. Ron Hubbard
With the completion of the 19th Advanced Clinical Course, L. Ron Hubbard had achieved a goal set even before publication of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. For while auditors had always been able to produce miracle results on preclears, he had now so refined the technology that any well-trained auditor could consistently make a Clear. If the point has previously been made, it bears repeating: From as early as 1947, Mr. Hubbard had always been capable of making Clears. Thus, ever since the day Dianetics hit the bookstores and soared onto bestseller lists, his foremost aim had been to develop processes that others—auditors all over the world—could apply, to any preclear, to accomplish that same result: Clear.
And now, in 1958, the years of steady and often dramatic advance had culminated in the long-sought goal resoundingly achieved with the making of 15 Clears in student auditing given on a course where even all supervision had been by Instructors other than Mr. Hubbard—the 19th ACC.
The moment was historic and the triumph was celebrated at the Clearing Congress where, in a series of truly momentous lectures, L. Ron Hubbard announced to exuberant Scientologists that broad scale clearing was now a reality. Today, those lectures stand as the only Congress recorded on film and, hence, where one can both hear and see the announcement of the fact of clearing.
With clearing now an accomplished fact, Mr. Hubbard devoted the 20th American Advanced Clinical Course in Washington, DC, to a comprehensive restatement of the very fundamentals of auditing from the perspective of all that had been learned in those intense years of research and discovery. In other words, not merely what process to run and why, but something even more basic—the skill and technical application required of an auditor to evoke from the preclear the willingness to be audited and their full participation in the session—namely, in-sessionness:
“Boy, is auditing effective if they’re really in session. And boy, is it ineffective if they’re not. Now, what’s a PT problem but that activity going on in the physical universe at this moment which permits a preclear’s attention to be exterior to the session and exterior to the auditor and therefore not upon the problem of auditing.
“If you don’t think this is serious, watch profiles before and after twenty-five hours of expert, excellent, professional auditing on a pc who, all that time, had a PT problem that wasn’t touched and that he never told the auditor about and that remained masked and buried. You get no change of profile, no change of IQ, no vanishment of psychosomatics or anything else.
“Now, that tells you how important that in-sessionness is. Pretty important, if it can keep every process run from working. So therefore it must be senior to every process run.”
Thus, an array of tools for auditors to accomplish the prerequisite of every session: the pc willing to be there, willing to be audited and willing to follow the auditor’s commands. Yet that was far from all, for L. Ron Hubbard additionally instructed those auditors on a wide array of new breakthroughs and discoveries. Case in point: entire lectures devoted to handling the Rock, defined by Mr. Hubbard as the core of the Reactive Mind. Then there was the engram common to all thetans, the Atom, with Mr. Hubbard’s additional description of how it preceded The Factors. Here, too, was his further explanation of the use of the E-Meter and crucial discoveries on needle reactions: the first description of a Rock Slam, the origin of the Stage Four needle and the exact theory and mechanics of what was to become the renowned E-Meter Drill 16, The Production of Needle Actions. All these and a host of related technical applications, every one of them fundamental:
- First Postulate—Not-knowingness is the common denominator to not-clearness, since the preclear’s solution to the basic problems of pain and unconsciousness was to not-know it;
- Clearing—the heart of clearing is the principle that destruction is totally dependent on the constructiveness that preceded it. Addressing constructiveness alone banishes destructiveness;
- Change, Problems, Help, Create and Responsibility—the five buttons found in all aberration, which must be addressed to make a Clear;
- The Auditor—how the auditor is the “god” of the preclear’s time track and the “professional privacy invader”;
- Auditor Interest—the woof and warp of auditing depends on the auditor’s interest;
- Origins—more preclears go out of session because of mishandled origins than for any other reason;
- Case Progress—how to monitor it with scales and testing;
- Education—it is education that makes the OT.
With those auditors taught and drilled until they could chant the basics in their sleep, the course proved so successful that L. Ron Hubbard would establish the 20th ACC as the standard for Professional Auditor training.
And with auditor skills having reached a new plateau, resulting in Clears being made routinely, the resulting dissemination and reach for Scientology accelerated to unprecedented levels. From Perth, Australia, came news of 100 students on an introductory course, another 90–100 on an advanced course, a dozen study groups run by auditors in the field and the organization flooded with phone calls from interested people. Simultaneously, in Greece, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought had been translated, making the Book One of Scientology available to the inheritors of the world’s great philosophers. And all the while, thousands of Dianetics continued to leap off the shelves, with a quarter of a million copies sold of the hardback edition and publishers now engaged in discussions with Mr. Hubbard to bring out a first paperback edition to meet public demand. And yet more—films of the Clearing Congress lectures hitting the road for a 27-city tour throughout the United States and later in Britain, all proving so popular that people traveled from neighboring towns to attend screenings while they, in turn, trained on the latest technology, so beginning the cycle anew in their locales.
Yet, if that was the pulse of Scientology expansion across the world as the fall of 1958 approached, there was yet everything this new technical plateau would further bring. In fact, L. Ron Hubbard was already preparing to board the RMS Statendam, bound for London. There, not only would he give his most renowned lecture ever in the famed Royal Empire Society Hall, his visit would mark the release of yet another milestone breakthrough—an advance that would hearken back to the earliest days of Dianetics.
The rights are guaranteed: freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of religion. They’re guaranteed utterly, you don’t have to do a thing about them. Listen, if they’re only in print and nobody is making sure those rights exist, they cease to exist! —L. Ron Hubbard
Just as automaticities exist in the mind, so they do in nations. Just as they lead to disabilities in a person, so they cause a decay of national pride, freedom and ability. For their common denominator is an unwillingness to take responsibility. And the consequences, on both an individual and a national scale, are evident in the societal ruin strewn across the path of every Scientologist.
In contrast, when willingness to take responsibility for others embraces a broad sphere and is free and fearless, even one individual can spread a mantle of influence far beyond his immediate perimeter. It is, as L. Ron Hubbard states, a phenomenon that defies reasonable explanation.
Thus he provides the means for Scientologists to create a true Third Dynamic. For on that central pivot hinges the expansion of Scientology and, hence, the survival of civilization itself. In a message of compelling urgency, here is technology not only to magically transform a life, a marriage or an organization, but to revive purposes and functions across whole nations.
Tyrannies are sown at times when nobody is very watchful, where everybody has a full stomach, where everything is calm, nothing much appears on the surface. And then tyrannies show up and become very obvious when individuals, growing a little hungrier, a little less possessed of production, suddenly notice that there is somebody saying they mustn’t talk, somebody saying they mustn’t have opinions. —L. Ron Hubbard
To overcome tyranny is to win freedom as a people, a nation or even Mankind. Yet to benefit fully from their liberties, each man and woman must also be free—as individuals.
In regard to freedom as a nation, here is the remarkable story of how one man, the Athenian statesman Pericles, envisioned a better future for Mankind—a future free from tyranny. Thus developed a principle at the heart of modern civilization—specifically, that the individual citizen has a right to his own opinions, a right to be heard and a right to know and participate in government. Moreover, as new tyrannies emerge to threaten those rights, here is a crucial message for our times and all times.
Then again, toward the full attainment of that better future, here also is Mr. Hubbard’s personal story of how he kept his discoveries about the human mind out of the harness of a modern tyranny. And, in consequence, how individuals today can achieve a level of personal freedom never before possible.
Here, then, is how Mankind can at last reap the full benefits of the magnificent heritage that has meant liberty for more than 2,000 years.
It had been a year since his last Congress, and in that time something new, something truly groundbreaking had occurred. Because when Mr. Hubbard announced, “You have a new horizon, a new future,” he was in fact referring to the development of modern auditing leading to the Grade Chart itself. For just as he’d revolutionized auditor training with Training Drills (TRs), he’d now developed a brand-new meter and codified its use in auditing. And even all of that was only a part of something far greater he’d begun: The Saint Hill Special Briefing Course! Then again, he left no doubt this would be a new type of Congress as well: “I’m not going to pull any punches for you at all.” And he didn’t. For here is where he announced his discovery of the Goals Problem Mass (GPM), “Masses of mental energy, you might say, burned down to the last notch, and nobody can get rid of the cinders.” And that’s just the beginning of what he reveals regarding the GPM—extending back 200 trillion years—in these, the only public lectures ever given on the subject outside the Briefing Course. Moreover, there’s what that discovery revealed in terms of case progress at every level. In fact, as L. Ron Hubbard also reveals, it had everything to do with the development of the E-Meter. In a single word—the subject is Withholds. And when you find out what they do to your bank, how they affect your reach, indeed, your very beingness—you’ll think twice before ever sitting on one. You will also understand why this is the Clean Hands Congress and the route upwards and onwards to freedom.
The road to Hell—Man’s very good at painting ugly signs that point its course and way.
The road to Heaven—Man’s often sent but never yet arrived—more like he found the “other place.”
But now a road that’s wide has opened up—in Scientology.
The meter and the Process Check, when done by auditors with skill, can open up transgression’s rush and loose a cascade out until Hell’s spent.
And day will once more have a drop of dew upon the morning rose.” —L. Ron Hubbard
“Clean Hands Make a Happy Life,” wrote Mr. Hubbard in the autumn of 1961. And, as attendees would soon learn, what made those hands clean was the E‑Meter.
Then again, while he always announced milestone developments at Scientology Congresses, the one he scheduled this time generated an unprecedented level of anticipation. Organization announcements didn’t just promote it, they insisted on attendance: “We want every Scientologist in the country to attend this Congress—it’s that important!”
Held at Washington DC’s Mayflower Hotel, from 30 December 1961 to 1 January 1962, it was a Congress that signified far more than a new year—it was an entirely new horizon, a new future for Scientology:
“I probably have the best news for you that I have ever given at a Congress.”
Yet with those initial words of introduction, it was soon clear this was a new type of Congress as well:
“Because at this Congress I’m not going to pull any punches for you at all.”
The story had actually begun seven months earlier—the 7th of May, 1961, to be precise. It was a day that would forever change the face of Scientology, from the very manner in which auditors were trained, to the conduct of an auditing session and the structure of the Bridge itself. For it was the day the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course (SHSBC) commenced.
If technology had steadily advanced, year by year, it was nothing compared to the precision it would now become. The first revolution in auditor training was necessitated by a new type of processing requiring a higher level of skill. So came the development of training drills (TRs). But no matter how advanced those earlier processes were in reaching any case, they were not even comparable to what Mr. Hubbard was now addressing with Goals Processing—encompassing the Be, Do and Have of a thetan. And what that auditing required was something else, as he explained in that first Briefing Course lecture:
“Now, the whole fact of clearing today depends on this meter. If you can read this meter well, you can clear people and if you can’t read this meter well, you certainly can’t. That’s just the long and the short of it.”
That’s also why, as a first step, he developed an entirely new meter—built to his exact specifications and under his direct supervision. After various prototypes (Mark I, II, III) he had the first truly workable and precision E-Meter, the Hubbard Mark IV. Next, taking all he had learned in the past ten years, he wrote the first book on the meter’s operation and explanation of its various reactions, E-Meter Essentials. But no matter the watershed advance of that meter, the even bigger story concerned what L. Ron Hubbard had now discovered through its use:
“A very exhaustive study of this thing has turned up some of the most remarkable data that has ever been turned up in Scientology and that is the existence of and the exploration of the Goals Problem Mass. They are masses of mental energy, you might say, burned down to the last notch, and nobody can get rid of the cinders.”
As for what else that discovery encompassed, the definition, anatomy and construction of the Goals Problem Mass (GPM) is contained here, in the only public lecture on the subject ever given outside the SHSBC.
And therein lay the substance of this Congress. For while the discovery of the GPM would occupy continuing years of research—leading to the development of the Clearing Course—what it, in turn, revealed was something that impacted every level of processing and training of auditors: Withholds.
And therein lay the answer to Clean Hands and why this Congress ultimately meant eternity itself:
“It has nothing to do with morals.
“It has everything to do with upward and onward and freedom.
“If you can just be brave enough to be good enough to get the job done, you will be free.”
L. Ron Hubbard called it, “The single largest technical gain in eight years.” If he previewed the breakthrough at the London Clearing Congress, the great adventure of application began at the 5th London ACC. It all sprang from 1947 engram running, a technique he employed to make the first Clears, but which had defeated other auditors. But now with training drills in use and other auditors clearing people, Mr. Hubbard returned to those 1947 techniques “smoothed out, demonstrated and proved up in 1958.” Summated in a single embracive word—confronting—Scientology Engram Running shattered whole track occlusions and brought to view in the preclear hidden patterns of experience, the experience necessary to resolve the case. Whereas Mr. Hubbard had found what he called the swift road to Clear, his final lecture tells of its value for training: “You know more now about anatomy of the mind than any other single group in Dianetics or Scientology has ever learned.” And for the crescendo, there was everything this ACC led to in the book, Have You Lived Before This Life? a watershed of planetary enlightenment on former lives and, hence, a spreading beacon of truth that each individual is a spiritual being.
The auditing of engrams requires of the auditor more skill than any other single activity on which he can engage. It requires delicacy, tact, irresistible force, unanswerable determination—at the same time accepting the answers. It requires of a person that he, to be brief, knows his business. —L. Ron Hubbard
It was 27 October 1958. Having traveled to London earlier that month, L. Ron Hubbard delivered the London Clearing Congress, where he announced what he would describe as the single largest technical gain in eight years—Scientology Engram Running. Yet what he had presented to the broad Scientology field was just the beginning of what he would now lay out in terms of technical application. For with broad scale clearing a reality due to breakthroughs in auditor training, Mr. Hubbard had discovered that the crucial component in these accomplishments had not been undercutting cases, but, on the contrary—auditor expertise.
Thus it was that 72 student auditors from nations as far afield as Germany, Greece, Israel, Morocco, Southern Rhodesia and Australia were now enrolled on the 5th London Advanced Clinical Course and assembled in the auditorium at 7 Fitzroy Street, waiting expectantly for his opening lecture. And what they were about to experience—and the skills they were to acquire—would not only advance clearing to an entirely new plateau, but provide a journey of exploration and discovery unlike any they had ever experienced.
For, in the five weeks to follow, L. Ron Hubbard would instruct those auditors in the exact application of Scientology technology to 1947 engram running, a technique he had used in the earliest days of Dianetics to produce Clears. It was a method he had never released publicly, because other auditors had not been able to duplicate his results in its application. Yet, all that had changed.
“The earliest methods required auditing skill which could not be taught at that time but can be taught now.”
With Training Drills now developed and in use and auditors across the world making Clears, Mr. Hubbard had returned to and refined those 1947 techniques and released them “smoothed out, demonstrated and proved up in 1958.” As for what that signified, it all summated to a single embracive word whose ramifications for clearing were immense: Confronting.
“The theory of auditing: The preclear has lost confidence in his ability to face existence and its parts and has difficulty in participation. He is trapped in many of those things he has failed to confront or has been prevented from confronting or has prevented others from confronting or didn’t exist. By gradient scales his confidence in confronting thought, time, life, energy, matter and space are improved. The rule is: ‘Find something the preclear can confront and improve that ability.’”
And therein was written the script for the great adventure that was the 5th London ACC. For as Mr. Hubbard had foreseen, it was an ACC that would prove to be a “hell-roarer.” But notwithstanding the drama, his purpose was to equip those auditors with a comprehensive grasp of every facet of this new clearing technique:
- The History and Use of the E-Meter—how L. Ron Hubbard discovered the meter and how he determined the male and female Clear readings;
- E-Meter Reads—the production of reads and the meter’s use in the detection of engrams;
- Locks—its definition, how it acquired its name and what it does;
- Types of Pictures—consciously created, analytically observed and reactively hidden, and why an individual’s ability to confront life is parallel with his ability to confront his own pictures;
- Interest—the common denominator of all engrams that permits them to be run, and why that is;
- Date Location—how to find dates in engram running;
- Auditing Method—the origins of what would become known as Muzzled Auditing;
- Whole Track Phenomena—Mr. Hubbard’s exploration of whole track data and an entirely new perspective on the famous Biblical story about the parting of the Red Sea;
- Language—how one regains a past track language.
And whereas these new techniques proved so powerful that whole track occlusions shattered—with an entire pattern of hitherto hidden experience, the experience necessary to resolve the case, brought to view in preclears—of greatest importance was that Mr. Hubbard had now built what he called the swift road to Clear.
Yet for all that ACC represented in terms of a new plateau for engram running, it is also legendary for what that auditing revealed. For if a belief in past lives was then regarded by the population at large as the opinion of a mere handful, that is no longer the case today. As for why, one only need look at what L. Ron Hubbard provided in revealing to Man an entire zone of experience previously curtained from his view. In evidence of that, the past life experiences uncovered during those voyages of exploration into the whole track are the book, Have You Lived Before This Life? And while that book inspired headlines upon its publication, history now reflects it marked a turning point towards something infinitely more significant: planetary enlightenment on the reality of former lives and, hence, of the truth that every individual is a spiritual being.
At the bottom of the scale we have Man an animal. Definitely, Man an animal. See that? At the upper end of the scale, in extremis, we have Man a god. —L. Ron Hubbard
In a new look at the Eight Dynamics, Mr. Hubbard delivers a classic delineation of the relationship between the dynamics and the Tone Scale.
It begins with a first characterization of the dynamics as “a gradient scale of the universe.” As a being descends the Tone Scale from Man the god to Man the animal, each phase of his decline parallels a consecutive individuation from the Eighth down to and even below the First Dynamic. Out of these mechanics come all unconscious actions, responses, valences and even the existence of a Reactive Mind.
In the end, the being is trapped. And whereas the trap is of his own making, it is no less his own undoing—for short of auditing, it is permanent. A first in its description of what Mr. Hubbard calls the “theory of individuation,” this lecture gives a wholly fresh insight into what has been achieved every time a Clear is made.
It is the thing everybody is after. If you didn’t have something that everybody was after, then you wouldn’t have any game.
And so we get down to one of the most fundamental agreements of our present society: that money is something everybody is after and very few people have. —L. Ron Hubbard
Money is, of course, something with which everyone is familiar. But how many people truly understand the role money plays in the society?
Judging from the duress and anxiety associated with this subject, few people are aware of the real purpose and function of money. Here Mr. Hubbard delineates its proper role in assisting the survival of individuals, groups and cultures. As he strips away the complexities accumulated over the centuries to prevent anyone outside an “inner sanctum” from really grasping its purpose and function, the entire subject clarifies and focuses. And what becomes clear is that money owes its unsavory reputation not to its use, but to its abuse. Once understood for what it is, money assumes its correct place as but one element—albeit an important one—contributing to individual, organizational and national survival.
Here, then, is an entirely new look, demystifying a subject and commodity that everyone depends upon. And as for what follows from that, listen and see.