This work does not represent a revolt. It doesn’t even vaguely represent a desire for the demise of any of these things. All it represents is the hope that Man again can find his own feet, can find himself in a very confused, mechanistic society and can recover to himself some of the happiness, some of the sincerity and some of the love and kindness with which he was created. —L. Ron Hubbard
From the dawn of time, Man has cherished the hope he could achieve a greater freedom, that life held a potential transcending the daily grind of barter and gain. That hope, articulated by the greatest religious leaders across the centuries, has time and again renewed his strength to face the future. But with no practical means to convert hope to reality, the goal of a greater freedom remained, for most if not all, a distant and unattainable dream.
Then, with the onset of the twentieth century, came the rapid and unprecedented advance of the physical sciences, uncovering a wealth of new information about the universe. Yet, at the same time, these sciences limited their research to the material world, ignoring or even denying the existence of the human soul.
Such was the backdrop of L. Ron Hubbard’s 25-year quest to solve the riddle of Man. Applying the tools and methodology of twentieth-century science to the accumulated knowledge from thousands of years of religious teachings, he sought an understanding of exactly who and what Man is.
Then, in 1952, he arrived at a historic discovery. With demonstrable proofs, rather than mere belief, Mr. Hubbard established that there is indeed an immortal spirit with infinite survival power—an awareness of awareness unit that is the individual himself. Moreover, by these same scientific methods, he further discovered that he could trace the life of this awareness of awareness unit…life after life after life.
These remarkable discoveries signified no less than the long-sought meeting ground of science and religion, with science providing the technology that found for Man the soul it had long denied him. And with that, thousands of years of belief in the field of religion materialized into an actuality which any individual can realize in the here and now.
So was born a new religion, the world’s first wholly practical religion—Scientology.
You cannot have a condition in this universe where there is no increase and no decrease. That’s a totally stable condition. There is no such thing in this universe from one end of it to the other. There isn’t anything that always remains the same. —L. Ron Hubbard
Utterly inexorable in their application to both MEST and life, their unknown and therefore invisible influence has long been attributed to the workings of fate. Indeed, individuals have failed, organizations collapsed, empires dwindled and civilizations vanished—all for want of the knowledge in L. Ron Hubbard’s landmark lecture revealing the discovery of the conditions and their formulas.
Emerging from the same track of research that yielded the Grade Chart and the route to Clear, the conditions are the natural laws that govern the existence of everything from atoms to galaxies and from algae to Man. But whereas MEST is the effect of these laws, life has the ability to turn them to its advantage. For in isolating and identifying the conditions, Mr. Hubbard discovered the means to eliminate “fate” from the destinies of Man forever. The route to that accomplishment lies through full application of the Condition Formulas, each addressing a specific condition: Emergency, Normal, Affluence, Power Change and Power.
In this watershed lecture, Mr. Hubbard details the ingredients of these previously unknown conditions as well as the precise application of their formulas. And, as he reveals, they not only are the very woof and warp of this universe, but the very stuff of survival itself. For while the wrong formula will inevitably lead to contraction of the individual or group, the correct formula will just as inevitably lead to expansion and, ultimately, to the Condition of Power. And that is survival.
The “Cold War” between America and Russia was heating up. And with world leaders demonstrating their “power” to each other, with ever increasing tests of nuclear bombs, they were also creating consequences they couldn’t conceive. For while a nuclear test in Russia may seem to have nothing to do with an auditing session in Florida, when L. Ron Hubbard discovered there was a link—he acted. That is, quite in addition to its obvious physical effects, radiation was slowing processing and clearing. Moreover, it wasn’t just in the geographic locale of nuclear tests, but virtually planetwide. What followed was the call for an “Emergency Congress,” in a location that couldn’t have been more appropriate—the Hall of Nations in Washington, DC, overlooking the White House itself. Whereupon Mr. Hubbard first unveiled his research to find any means of addressing the effects of radiation on the body and his discovery of startling effects of nicotinic acid (niacin). Here’s the full story of what he described as the “educated” vitamin, and the original breakthrough that underlies the technology of the Purification Rundown. Even more, here is the greater story of radiation as not just a present-day problem, but an aberrative factor in practically every incident on the whole track. From that revelation came a flood of breakthroughs applicable to virtually all of life—from the bottom-line solution to psychosis, to new technology for raising a being on the Sub-zero Tone Scale—capable of confronting anything. And that’s just a glimpse of what this Congress contains—bringing solutions to problems as old as time itself, and as current as today’s headlines.
The ability to confront is the ability to have space. You have to have space in order to have a universe. And space is freedom! And therefore, if one is to be free, one must be able to confront. The man who is running away from the enemy is never afterwards free. —L. Ron Hubbard
By the mid-1950s, American nuclear testing had loaded North American skies with alarming levels of radioactive dust. And nowhere was the fallout heavier than in and around the Nevada desert test sites, where literally hundreds of explosions lit the skies across several states.
In point of fact, just a few hundred miles to the south, in Phoenix, Arizona, L. Ron Hubbard spoke of everything registering “hot” on a radiation-detecting Geiger counter. Vegetation, livestock, even the piano in his living room—all of it buzzed with minute radioactive particles.
Even more to the point, Russia was conducting her own nuclear tests and it had now become a race with America as to who could build the most and biggest bombs. All of which meant that radiation was spreading everywhere. Yet despite the escalating numbers (atmospheric radiation levels were routinely printed in newspapers), virtually nobody was talking about the dangers.
Much of the public were oblivious, even attending parties—with no protection except a pair of sunglasses—to “experience” the resultant flash of a nuclear explosion taking place but a few miles away. As for those not so unconcerned, it was all a mystery, with paranoid governments hiding behind a shroud of secrecy.
Mr. Hubbard had already touched upon the subject at his previous Congress (London Congress on Human Problems), calling for an end to both the secrecy as well as the uninformed and unrestrained testing of nuclear weapons. Moreover, he was also taking direct action on a personal basis, gathering all information that had been carefully hidden from the public, for his planned publication of a “Basic Manual of Civil Defense.” As for the urgency of the matter at hand, his opening words of introduction said it all:
“Fifteen minutes after the atomic attack, should you be alive, what will be your answer to these questions:
“1. Are my family and friends alive?
“2. Is the Federal government still functioning?
“3. Can I buy anything with the money in my pocket? Is it still good?
“4. Where will I get water to drink tonight?
“5. Will I have anything to eat tomorrow and next week?
“6. How can I help others?
“7. How can I get even with the men who launched these bombs?
“8. Can America live now?
“9. Can anything be salvaged in all this chaos?
“10. How can I get work?
“If you were killed, will you die knowing you did everything you could so that America and your people could survive?”
Yet even while that project continued, so did Mr. Hubbard’s researches. And when they all of a sudden included a groundbreaking discovery of truly global urgency, the call went out for an “Emergency Congress.” Washington bound chartered planes were soon hopping from city to city, collecting Scientologists en route. As for where they assembled that Sunday—29 December 1956—the location couldn’t have been more appropriate: Hotel Washington’s Hall of Nations, on Pennsylvania Avenue and overlooking the White House.
Stepping to the podium for the opening lecture, L. Ron Hubbard wasted no time explaining what that emergency was all about. Noting a direct correlation between case progress and rising radiation levels, he declared:
“Somebody blowing up a bomb over here in Russia has nothing to do with you processing a preclear in Poughkeepsie, does it? No. Nothing at all to do with it. That’s simple. That must be a very disrelated fact. The rate of clearing of a preclear in Orlando, Florida has nothing to do with atomic fission, does it?
“Listen, when these two facts became finally associated, I got redheaded.”
Then, delivering three lectures and two Group Auditing sessions that first day, he unveiled his discoveries that addressed the immediate threat. Here was Dianazene, a compound of several vitamins, so named in reference to its ability to handle effects on the body in a Dianetic fashion. And what he was specifically referring to was one of the vitamins contained in that formula, nicotinic acid (niacin), and his discovery of its remarkable relationship to radiation—capable of making the body flush red in the exact pattern of past sunburns.
Yet no matter how legendary that discovery has now become on modern-day Earth, the discoveries Mr. Hubbard further revealed were truly universal, extending across eternity itself. For that is the real history of radiation, not only extending back to a time when everyday objects provided their own illumination, but explaining both how and why radiation was an inherent factor in practically every aberrative incident on a being’s whole track.
All of which also explains why research into the subject of radiation resulted in so many landmarks this Congress contains, from the all-encompassing breakthroughs on Havingness and Confront, to the most fundamental program to spread the answers of Scientology everywhere: Project Third Dynamic.
And that is the story behind the first Anti-Radiation Congress, bringing solutions to problems as old as time itself and as current as today’s headlines.
Because they didn’t know what was aberrating them, they didn’t know why things were getting worse. Well, you know why in Technique 88.
Now, I don’t mean to tell you that this technique is tremendous, that it is revolutionary or anything like that. I will simply tell you that it’s the doggonedest, hugest, most colossal thing that could have happened to the human race from the beginning of time. —L. Ron Hubbard
For eons, Man had puzzled about his past. Where had he come from? Why was he here? Was he descended from gods, or just a happy biological accident? Did he evolve from apes, or arrive from the stars?
In 1952 a new development arose, dispelling the darkness with the light of hard, cold facts:
The place was Phoenix, Arizona. There, in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, L. Ron Hubbard was concluding his two-year investigation into past lives. This phenomenon had reared its head before the ink was dry on the first copies of Dianetics, it accelerated with the development of Advanced Procedure and became a focal point with the release of Handbook for Preclears.
He established early in his research that past life incidents had to be addressed. When they were ignored, the preclear bogged. When they were taken up, gains were swift and dramatic. Whether one “believed” in past lives or not, it was impossible to argue with results in processing.
Crucial to Mr. Hubbard’s exploration of this realm was his development of the first E-Meter. With it, long-buried incidents and hidden charge could not only be brought to light, but checked and cross-checked in scores of preclears. In just that way, he began charting the incidents common to all cases, establishing the principal incidents to be found in every human being.
In early 1952, L. Ron Hubbard published the results of this research in a new book, What to Audit, now known as Scientology: A History of Man. Its opening words revealed a new processing regimen, Technique 88, specifically designed to locate and audit the thetan, the “I” of the individual.
In June, auditors from across America gathered for a summer session of lectures at the 22-acre Hubbard College, then located on Indian School Road in Phoenix. There, in an outdoor theater built for that purpose, Mr. Hubbard delivered the legendary Technique 88 lectures.
What followed was an adventure far beyond anything those auditors had ever imagined.
To further assist auditors in their own explorations of this new territory, he provided them with compass and map: two companion publications to A History of Man. One was Electropsychometric Auditing, the first manual on the use of the E-Meter. The second was the Individual Track Map, to chart the incidents run on a case.
For the first time, Man could close the long chapter of past entrapment and chart his course to freedom.
Here, then, are L. Ron Hubbard’s lectures on the whole track of Man’s history.
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.
Using this book, through a series of light yet powerful processes applied for as little as half an hour a day for two weeks, an individual on his own can markedly raise himself on the Tone Scale and can pull himself out of almost anything. As L. Ron Hubbard said upon its publication...
Do you really know yourself? Now you can, with Self Analysis. This book will take you through your past, your potentials, your life. First, with a series of self-examinations and using a special version of the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation, you plot yourself on the Tone Scale. Then, applying a series of light, yet powerful processes, you embark on the great adventure of self-discovery. This book further contains embracive principles that reach any case, from the lowest to the highest—including auditing techniques so effective, they are referred to by L. Ron Hubbard again and again, through all following years of research into the highest states. In sum, this book not only moves one up the Tone Scale, but can pull a person out of almost anything. Included are:
- The laws of survival and abundance
- The most embracive description of consciousness
- Our efforts for immortality and its relationship to matter, energy, space and time
- Essays describing a broad array of discoveries including time, remembering, forgetting, imagination, valences and special auditing lists for each
- And, beyond all those revelations, self-processing lists that provide the most powerful of auditing and which can be done anywhere and at any time—uncovering the real world of you
The barriers of life are really just shadows. Learn to know yourself, not just a shadow of yourself. Self Analysis shows you how.
It's seemingly everywhere, enforcing its command on every being, awaiting with pain any disobedience to its laws and commands—enforcing a constant struggle to survive for one and all: The MEST universe. Yet…it’s not even there…it’s only an agreed-upon “reality”…it’s only an illusion.
Welcome to actuality. For if Dianetics is the owner’s manual of the human mind, then Scientology 8-8008 is the owner’s manual of you. Contained herein is the anatomy, character and unlimited potentials of a thetan:
- An overview of all previous books and their discoveries—all of them from the new vantage of 8-8008
- The anatomy of Space, Energy and Time—and how they have everything to do with the ability to Be, Do and Have
- The Table of Related Experiences—charting every type of cycle-of-action in the physical universe and in experience
- Perception—its relationship to energy and its rehabilitation through handling blackness
- The Chart of Attitudes—every column, its relationship to a being and the route upward through postulates alone
- The Factors—summation of the considerations and examinations of the human spirit and material universe
- Viewpoints, Dimension Points, Anchor Points—their very fundamental role in existence itself, for without them there would be none
- Universes—definition, description and anatomy…of all three
- And the means to disagree with the MEST universe and break its illusion—Creative, Postulate, Rising Scale, Give and Take and Certainty Processing
Here, then, is Ron’s epic journey—ransacking facsimiles on the whole track to expose the illusory “truth” of the MEST universe and the means to reduce its power to zero and increase one’s own universe…to infinity.
The Attainment of Infinity (8)
by the Reduction of the Apparent Infinity (8)
of the MEST Universe to Zero (0)
and the Increase of the Apparent Zero (0)
of One’s Own Universe to Infinity (8)
To train volume auditors, L. Ron Hubbard had opened a Hubbard Professional College, now delivering its first Professional Course. And when he stepped to the podium for the first lecture, the mood was alive with anticipation. Mr. Hubbard wasted no time relaying a startling discovery: inability to recall is caused by scarcity of past. Thus, the astonishing datum: nobody in the last hundred thousand years has been able to remember at will anything on the time track. The solution lay in Straightwire, wherein the auditor recovers the preclear’s ability to be at Cause. Here, then, is the integral role Straightwire plays in the six most basics processes of Scientology: Two-way Communication, Elementary Straightwire, Opening Procedure of 8-C, Opening Procedure by Duplication, Remedy of Havingness and Spotting Spots in Space. With L. Ron Hubbard demanding student application, auditors set out to bring the miracles of Scientology to the Phoenix community and, indeed, miracles in abundance there soon were. Yet the greater miracle concerned the auditors. For as Mr. Hubbard declared in inaugurating that training school: “The auditor, succeeding uniformly with cases, becomes better in ability and health than the best preclear on whom he practices. And this is a processing fact.”
The only thing in the past which has hampered some auditors in carrying forward a great assistance to humanity has been the training factor. For once it is firmly demonstrable to himself that he can, through his own skill in processing, change at will the state of preclears for the better, the problem of the auditor’s own case is also solved. —L. Ron Hubbard
It was the fall of 1954. The international headquarters of Scientology in Phoenix, Arizona, was ablaze with activity. In the space of a few months, L. Ron Hubbard had delivered the 8th American Advanced Clinical Course, launched a series of weekly public lectures and Group Processing sessions and incorporated a new Hubbard Dianetics Research Foundation. And as if that were not enough, he was simultaneously writing the final chapters of a new book, Dianetics 55!
Yet, above all, Mr. Hubbard’s researches during the previous year had been directed toward auditors—specifically, the training of auditors. To that end, he had opened a Hubbard Professional College in Phoenix, which was now delivering its first Professional Course, designed to instill in students a full understanding and mastery of the six most basic processes of Scientology.
It was called the Phoenix Certification Course. Running six days a week, the course included demonstrations from Instructors and co-auditing between students. Thus, on 16 November 1954, when L. Ron Hubbard stepped to the podium to deliver the first lecture, the predominant mood was one of excitement and anticipation.
Soon the students were fully engrossed, for Mr. Hubbard wasted no time in relaying a startling new discovery: An inability to recall is caused by scarcity of past.
Thus, the astonishing datum: Nobody in the last hundred thousand years had been able to remember at will anything on the time track.
The solution lay in Straightwire. For Straightwire, he explained, is not just an attempt to have somebody remember:
“You should realize that Elementary Straightwire does not mean remembering actual incidents. That’s a shock to you, probably.
“Straightwire was called ‘Straightwire’ because the auditor is stringing a straight line between Cause and Effect.”
For as he elucidated, the auditor is recovering the preclear’s ability to be at Cause.
It was a crucial datum. And Mr. Hubbard continued by detailing not only the integral role Straightwire played in Six Basic Processes, but fundamental advances in auditing techniques:
- Two-way Communication—a basic part of every step of a process an auditor does, and how to maintain it in any circumstance;
- The Communication Formula—how Straightwire applies to the Distance part of the communication cycle;
- Communication with a Group—how to put up anchor points to address and thereby get into communication with a group;
- Opening Procedure of 8-C—it unjams the bank by locating the “when” and “where” of present time;
- Opening Procedure by Duplication—how it blows apart the consideration it “must not happen again”;
- Remedy of Havingness—its underlying theory and mechanics in relation to the Know to Mystery Scale;
- Spotting Spots in Space—how it makes a preclear more capable of locating things and increases his ability.
Moreover, as part of all he taught those auditors, Mr. Hubbard demanded their application of the knowledge and skills they had now acquired. To that end, they set out as ministers to visit hospitals, jails and people’s homes to bring the miracles of Scientology to the local community. It was called “Operation Phoenix” and miracles in abundance there soon were—from a woman abandoned by doctors who recovered from a severe hemorrhage, to a four-year-old boy scheduled for an operation to repair a withered arm whose limb was so restored after five hours of auditing that the operation was cancelled.
But for all the astonishing results these auditors now produced with others, the greater miracle concerned the resultant effect on themselves. For, as L. Ron Hubbard had announced when inaugurating the training school:
“Today’s auditor can be secure as to his own case. For we have found that to be well it is a demonstrable fact that one must be able to make others well. It is not enough to only be well and happy oneself. The confusions and upsets of life are such as to retard anyone’s case. The auditor, succeeding uniformly with cases, becomes better in ability and health than the best preclear on whom he practices. And this is a processing fact.”
Here, then, is what stands as a landmark on the road towards greater auditor certainty.
Here we are surrounded in this society by lots of people who say, “Oh well, there’s nothing I can do about it.” But clearly to me, this is and seems to be a situation that one can’t say that about. For the first time we’re faced with the fact that, the absolute fact, that exactly the wrong thing to do is nothing. —L. Ron Hubbard
In a world of unpredictable forces racing headlong toward an uncertain future, how can a single individual control his own fate? How can he safeguard the well-being of his family, the prosperity of his group and the security of his nation?
Must he mutely await the next unforeseen blow, which might well signal the end of all dreams and aspirations? Or should he endeavor by whatever means, through whatever plan, to secure the future for those he cherishes and the society in which he lives?
Here, then, is L. Ron Hubbard’s unforgettable answer to such questions. What he reveals is not only a principle that spells the difference between success and failure in every aspect of life, it is also a fundamental truth by which we can guarantee our future survival as individuals, groups, nations and Mankind as a whole.
There is no short stop on the road to truth. That is the only track that you have to go all the way on. Once you have put your feet upon that road, you have to walk to its end. Otherwise, all manner of difficulties and upsets will beset you. —L. Ron Hubbard
For countless thousands of years, philosophers, prophets, scientists and many others have ventured on the road to truth. Yet until L. Ron Hubbard researched, discovered and mapped the full anatomy of the mind, spirit and life, none had ever walked that road to its end.
This renowned lecture stands as an immortal and definitive statement on a subject that has fascinated and baffled Man since the very dawn of thought. Herein Mr. Hubbard strips away centuries of confusion and mystery accrued around the age-old question, “What is truth?” And given that nothing in the field of human philosophy even approaches the depth of understanding in this one lecture, its wisdom is intimately relevant to the life, future and eternity of all people. For not only philosophers, prophets and scientists, but every human being has already set out on the road to truth: the artist, the storeowner, the engineer, the politician, the baker. And the only liability they face lies in their possible failure to walk that road all the way.
Here, then, is L. Ron Hubbard’s incomparable lecture on truth: where it will be found, where it will not be found and how, through auditing and training, the road that leads there is at last open for anyone to travel.