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  • Welcome to Ron's Org Blog

    The Ron's Org is happy to present many articles from the work of L. Ron Hubbard. These articles will help you understand life better and do more with it. Sometimes understanding takes some effort, but it is rewarded by the fact that you can apply it. New data or knowledge allows you to see things differently and therefore live better. If you are curious about what is behind the categories, here is a brief overview that will help you choose the one you prefer. Individuality: We are all different and yet we have one thing in common: our mind. It works the same way for everyone. Family: Family, love and children are the pillars of our societies. Understanding them and being able to improve them is the wish of all human beings. Group: We are all part of a group governed by the same natural laws. It is possible to learn and apply them. Society: Today's society is very diversified. It has problems all over the world and it is possible to understand them, no matter where you come from. Life: Life is within us and around us. Everyone has the right to respect for their own kind. Discover, learn these rights and make life better for everyone! Exact sciences: Science is there to help Man to evolve and not to destroy him in the name of vested interests. Make your own opinion. Buddhism: Buddhism is a religion without a god, but with a guideline to follow to access higher levels of consciousness; accessible with Scientology. Dianetics: It opens the doors to the universe of the mind and what can be done to make trauma disappear and the true self emerge. Scientology: Every religion or culture has a piece of truth. Scientology combines these truths into a technology for the betterment of all. Technology: Every action, science and work has a well-defined technology for achieving a valuable result acceptable to all. Increase your knowledge, apply it, and enjoy the result. Please feel free to contact us with any additional questions. Your happiness is important to us! Ron's Org Grenchen – Switzerland +41 32 513 72 20

  • Calling all Auditors

    Introduction: Calling all Auditors! We have the tools – Ron has seen to that. We have the Auditors – We have the preclears. So what is preventing us from producing Clears faster than we are doing? Hark ye well – Nothing can stand up to present day procedure. It's simple. Just read – discuss – understand and use the tools he has given you. Use them. Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below Calling all Auditors Bulletin 3. May 1960 A worldwide survey of Auditing Results is now in progress to enable us to isolate the factors which are preventing optimum gains. We have the tools – Ron has seen to that. We have the Auditors – We have the preclears. So what is preventing us from producing Clears faster than we are doing? Presession procedure – OT 3a – Model Sessioning, it's all there. We know what makes homo sapiens tick – we know how and why he slows himself up and reduces his abilities, and we know what to do and how to do it. So what is it? Two points stand out already. - a.       Auditors are not getting their pc's into session. b.       And once in – auditors are not flattening processes. A great many pcs "know" there is no such thing as help. So run help, Two way comm, Two-way help, five-way bracket, until the stuck needle loosens up and then and only then carry on with control. Once again run this to a loose needle – put your pc on the meter before running "You make that body" etc., and test him for a loose needle when the process ends – Stuck needle? Off you go again on "You make that body sit in that chair". Now is he in communication with you or does he say he is? Run "Think of something you have done to somebody" "Think of something you have withheld from somebody" O/W on the Auditor. Two way comm – anything to get off the overts which are preventing him from free communication with you. Again a loose needle and a willing tongue go together. Have that Affinity high – he'll trust you. If these points are seen to, there remains just one more essential. Now is he interested in his own case? Talk to him, get him to tell you of his puzzlements, his hopes – his wins and his losses – he'll be interested. Right, he is in session, and once that is achieved he's on his way to clear. At this point pay attention to (b) above. Flatten these processes, and the gradient scale of wins he will get – the growing confidence he'll find in managing his bank, why the mere straightening of his life time track will work a miracle. Hark ye well – Nothing can stand up to present day procedure. Look at the results some auditors get. They put down their successes to following Ron's directions exactly. Why aren't we all doing that? It's simple. Just read – discuss – understand and use the tools he has given you. Use them. Two days ago we had a case report of a man who for ten years had not been over one mile from his home – as such panic overtook him that he was reduced to near insanity. £ 200 spent on Electric Shock "treatment", a spell in a Mental Home, $500 spent on indifferent auditing, and still he shook with fear at the thought of the outside world. He tried everything, alcohol to numb his terror, drugs to "stabilize" him, will power to make him face it. No good. His wife was desperate, his family gave up. An Auditor with the latest data happened along and after approximately four hours of pre-session procedure – three hours of OT 3A Steps 1 and two – four hours O/W on his wife flattened with Responsibility and five hours spent running and flattening his past immediate death as a soldier in World War 1, and he had tea, spruced himself up and went for a twenty five mile drive with a wife whose eyes opened wider with astonishment as every mile came and went. Afraid of death? "It's just like buying a new motor car" he remarked "this getting a new body". But would it have been possible without pre-sessioning? Never. So get that preclear into session, straighten out his time track. Reduce those overts and flatten but flatten with Responsibility one hot present life terminal and you'll alter his whole pattern of behaviour. Nothing is stopping you. At the risk of repetition there is nothing absolutely nothing which can stop any pc making phenomenal gains, once he is in session except your auditing. Flatten his PTP, don't audit over an ARC break and continue to flatten every process you run and you must win. From Rosamond Harper, Technical Secretary WW for L. Ron Hubbard Dear friends, I found a series of old HCOBs, not from Ron, but from Rosamond Harper, Technical Secretary WW. It is actually a success story from back then and shows what can be achieved with auditing, and what you can achieve with it too. Any of us can do it.We train auditors! In this crazy world, it's the best thing you can do! The "Straightwire – A working manual" is a great basis for this. You can get this book as PDF on our website. (Ability Major 4, July 1955.) Here is an interview with Erica, Daniela and Max: Much love Max Hauri

  • Morale

    Introduction: Morale is defined as "a sense of common purpose or a degree of dedication to a common task regarded as characteristic of or dominant in a particular group or organization". Morale – Policy Letter 16 April 1970 from L. Ron Hubbard Morale is defined as "a sense of common purpose or a degree of dedication to a common task regarded as characteristic of or dominant in a particular group or organization". Also defined as "A confident, resolute, willing, often self-sacrificing and courageous attitude of an individual to the function or tasks demanded or expected of him by a group of which he is a part that is based upon such factors as pride in achievement and aims of the group, faith in its leadership and ultimate success, a sense of fruitful personal participation in its work and a devotion and loyalty to other members of the group". Also "a state of well-being and buoyancy based upon such factors as physical or mental well-being, a sense of purpose and usefulness and confidence in the future." Morale in a military sense applies to the whole group as in "Esprit de Corps" (spirit of the group). However, a group's morale is after all the additive result of the morale of each individual member. When one speaks of "bad morale" one can mean an individual's bad morale or that of a whole group. By caring for the morale of each individual one can raise the morale of the whole group. By working on group morale one can also change the morale of the individuals in the group. Successes tend to increase morale. Failures tend to decrease morale. Morale is subject to propaganda attacks entering false data into a group. Sound morale is best built by Reality. The restricting of unsavory news can injure morale by throwing out the Reality factor. Similarly false validation can injure group morale as the Reality factor is corrupted. The "expertise" of military groups in "handling morale" is to a marked degree worthless wherever it violates Reality factors. A severe or savage experience does not necessarily destroy group morale. I have observed that there was no group at all much less morale in combat units before they had a harsh experience in common. The highest morale groups in the world have been those whose common lot was harsh mutual experience. (US Marines, the Foreign Legion, etc.) Morale is not a sweetness and light proposition. Hand holding and sympathy can destroy morale if it also lessens group solidarity or injures the belief in the group's leadership. Reality is the vital factor in all morale problems. Six months or even a year before an operational or functional catastrophe one could have detected out-morale in certain areas. Such out-morale areas, continuing, have preceded a general upset or severe loss for the whole group. If small zones of out-morale are noticed and repaired when they occur, the group can be saved future upsets of magnitude. The repair of individual morale is accomplishable in the field of Scientology tech and Ethics. The handling of group morale is done in the area of accomplishing objectives along the agreed upon group purpose line and in the sphere of group social relations. If any organization has a chaplain with a full grasp of the subject of morale, its definitions and technology and if he works factually and successfully, group catastrophes would be averted. Lack of this function can be very destructive to a group. Successful accomplishment of it can be the source of group success. Skill in Scientology Tech, group organizational functions and Public Relations are the requisites of a good chaplain. L. Ron Hubbard

  • That is why Clear is so important

    Introduction: That is why Clear is so important. Making a mistake is not really bad. But repeating a mistake endlessly is bad and even worse is when you don't even remember it. Read the whole article and think about it. Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below. That is why Clear is so important The Clear – Chapter 2 of Dianetics: The modern Science of the Mental Health, from L. Ron Hubbard Dianetically, the optimum individual is called the clear. One will hear much of that word, both as a noun and a verb, in this volume, so it is well to spend time here at the outset setting forth exactly what can be called a clear, the goal of dianetic therapy. A clear can be tested for any and all psychoses, neuroses, compulsions and repressions (all aberrations) and can be examined for any autogenic (self-generated) diseases referred to as psycho-somatic ills. These tests confirm the clear to be entirely without such ills or aberrations. Additional tests of his intelligence indicate it to be high above the current norm. Observation of his activity demonstrates that he pursues existence with vigor and satisfaction. Further, these results can be obtained on a comparative basis. A neurotic individual, possessed also of psychosomatic ills, can be tested for those aberrations and illnesses, demonstrating that they exist. He can then be given dianetic therapy to the end of clearing these neuroses and ills. Finally, he can be examined, with the above results. This, in passing, is an experiment which has been performed many times with invariable results. It is a matter of laboratory test that all individuals who have organically complete nervous systems respond in this fashion to dianetic clearing. Further, the clear possesses attributes, fundamental and inherent but not always available in an uncleared state, which have not been suspected of Man and are not included in past discussions of his abilities and behavior. First there is the matter of perceptions. Even so-called normal people do not always see in full color, hear in full tone, or sense at the optimum with their organs of smell, taste, tactile and organic sensation. These are the main lines of communication to the finite world which most people recognize as reality. It is an interesting commentary that while past observers felt that the facing of reality was an absolute necessity if the aberrated individual wished to be sane, no definition of how this was to be done was set forth. To face reality in the present one would certainly have to be able to sense it along those channels of communication most commonly used by man in his affairs. Any one of Man's perceptions can be aberrated by psychic derangements which refuse to permit the received sensations to be realized by the analytical portion of the individual's mind. In other words, while there may be nothing wrong with the mechanisms of color reception, circuits can exist in the mind which delete color before the consciousness is permitted to see the object. Color blindness can be discovered to be relative or in degrees in such a way that colors appear to be less brilliant, dull or, at the maximum, entirely absent. Anyone is acquainted with persons to whom "loud" colors are detestable and with persons who find them insufficiently "loud" to notice. This varying degree of color blindness has not been recognized as a psychic factor but has been nebulously assumed to be some sort of a condition of mind when it was noticed at all. There are those persons to whom noises are quite disturbing, to whom, for instance, the insistent whine of a violin is very like having a brace and bit applied to the eardrum; and there are those to whom fifty violins, played loudly, would be soothing; and there are those who, in the presence of a violin, express disinterest and boredom; and, again, there are persons to whom the sound of a violin, no matter if it be playing the most intricate melody, is a monotone. These differences of sonic (hearing) perception have, like color and other visual errors, been attributed to inherent nature or organic deficiency or assigned no place at all. In a like manner, from person to person, smells, tactile sensations, organic perceptions, pain and gravity, vary widely and wildly. A cursory check around amongst his friends will demonstrate to a man that there exist enormous differences of perception of identical stimuli. One smells a turkey in the oven as wonderful, one smells it with indifference, another may not smell it at all. And somebody else may maintain that roasting turkey smells exactly like hair oil – to be extreme. Until we obtain clears it remains obscure why such differences should exist. For in the largest measure, such wild quality and quantity of perception is due to aberration. Because of pleasurable experiences in the past and inherent sensitivity, there will be some difference amongst clears, and a clear response should not be assumed automatically to be a standardized, adjusted middle ground, that pallid and obnoxious goal of past doctrines. The clear gets a maximum response compatible with his own desire for the response. Burning cordite still smells dangerous to him, but it does not make him ill. Roasting turkey smells good to him if he is hungry and likes turkey, at which time it smells very, very good. Violins play melodies, not monotones, bring no pain and are enjoyed to a fine full limit if the clear likes violins as a matter of taste – if he doesn't, he likes kettledrums, saxophones or, indeed, suiting his mood, no music at all. In other words, there are two variables at work. One, the wildest, is the variable caused by aberrations. The other, and quite rational and understandable, is caused by the personality. Thus the perceptions of an aberree [neologism meaning an aberrated person.] (non-cleared individual) vary greatly from those of the cleared (unaberrated) individual. Now there are the differences of the actual organs of perception and the errors occasioned by these. Some of these errors, a minimum, are organic: punctured eardrums are not competent sound-recording mechanisms. The majority of perceptic (sense message) errors in the organic sphere are caused by psycho-somatic errors. Glasses are seen on noses everywhere around, even on children. The majority of these spectacles are perched on the face in an effort to correct a condition which the body itself is fighting to uncorrect again. Eyesight, when the stage of glasses is entered (not because of glasses), is deteriorating on the psycho-somatic principle. And this observation is about as irresponsible as a statement that when apples fall out of trees they usually obey gravity. One of the incidental things which happen to a clear is that his eyesight, if it had been bad as an aberree, generally improves markedly, and with some slight attention will recover optimum perception in time. (Far from an optician's argument against dianetics, this assures rather good business, for clears have been known, at treatment's end, to have to buy, in rapid succession, five pairs of glasses to compensate adjusting eyesight; and many aberrees, cleared late in life, settle down ocularly at a maximum a little under optimum.) The eyesight was reduced in the aberree on an organic basis by his aberrations so that the perceptic organ itself was reduced from optimum operating function. With the removal of aberrations, repeated tests have proven that the body makes a valiant effort to reconstruct back to optimum. Hearing, in addition to other perceptics, varies organically over a wide range. Calcium deposits, for instance, can make the ears "ring" incessantly. The removal of aberrations permits the body to readjust toward its reachable optimum, the calcium deposit disappears, and the ears stop ringing. But far and beyond this very specific case, there are great differences in hearing on the organic basis. Organically as well as aberrationally, hearing can become remarkably extended or closely inhibited so that one person may hear footsteps a block away as a normal activity and another would not hear a bass drum thundering on the porch. That the various perceptions differ widely from individual to individual on an aberrational and psycho-somatic basis is the least of the discoveries outlined here. Ability to recall is far more fantastic in its variation from person to person. An entirely new recall process which was inherent in the mind but which had not been noticed came to light in the process of observing clears and aberrees. This recall process is possible in only a small proportion of aberrees in its fullest sense. It is standard, however, in a clear. Naturally, no intimation is made here that the scholars of past ages have been unobservant. We are dealing here with an entirely new and hitherto non-existent object of inspection, the clear. What a clear can do easily, quite a few people have, from time to time, been partially able to do in the past. An inherent, not a taught, ability of the remembering mechanisms of the mind can be termed, as a technical word of dianetics, returning. It is used in its dictionary sense, with the addition of the fact that the mind has it as a normal remembering function, as follows: the person can "send" a portion of his mind to a past period on either a mental or combined mental and physical basis and can re-experience incidents which have taken place in his past in the same fashion and with the same sensations as before. Once upon a time an art known as hypnotism used what was called "regression" on hypnotized subjects, the hypnotist sending the subject back, in one of two ways, to incidents in his past. This was done with trance techniques, drugs and considerable technology. The hypnotic subject could be sent back to a moment "entirely" so that he gave every appearance of being the age to which he was returned with only the apparent faculties and recollections he had at that moment: this was called "revivification" (re-living). "Regression" was a technique by which part of the individual's self remained in the present and part went back to the past. These abilities of the mind were supposed native only in hypnotism and were used only in hypnotic technique. The art is very old, tracing back some thousands of years and existing today in Asia as it has existed, apparently, from the dawn of time. Returning is substituted for "regression" here because it is not a comparable thing and because "regression," as a word, has some bad meanings which would interrupt its use. Reliving is substituted for "revivification" in dianetics because, in dianetics, the principles of hypnotism can be found explained and hypnotism is not used in dianetic therapy, as will be explained later. The mind, then, has another ability to remember. Part of the mind can "return" even when a person is wide awake and re-experience past incidents in full. If you want to test this, try it on several people until one is discovered who does it easily. Wide awake he can "return" to moments in his past. Until asked to do so he probably will not know he has such an ability. If he had it, he probably thought everybody could do it (the type of supposition which has kept so much of this data from coming to light before). He can go back to a time when he was swimming and swim with full recall of hearing, sight, taste, smell, organic sensation, tactile, etc. A "learned" gentleman once spent some hours demonstrating to a gathering that the recall of a smell as a sensation, for instance, was quite impossible since "neurology had proven that the olfactory nerves were not connected to the thalamus." Two people in the gathering discovered this ability to return and despite this evidence, the learned gentleman continued the dispute that olfactory recall was impossible. A check amongst the gathering on this faculty, independent of returning, brought forth the fact that one-half of those present remembered smell by smelling it again. Returning is the full performance of imagery recall. The entire memory is able to make the organ areas re-sense the stimuli in a past incident. Partial recall is common, not common enough to be normal, but certainly common enough to have merited considerable study. For it again is a wide variable. Perception of the present would be one method of facing reality. But if one cannot face the reality of the past then, in some part, he is not facing some portion of reality. And if it is ageed that facing reality is desirable, then one would have to face yesterday's reality as well if he were to be considered entirely "sane" by contemporary definition. To "face yesterday" requires a certain condition of recall to be available. One would have to be able to remember. But how many ways are there of remembering? First there is the return. That is new. It gives the advantage of examining the moving pictures and other sense perceptions recorded at the time of the event with all senses present. He can also return to his past conclusions and imaginings. It is of considerable aid in learning, in research, in ordinary living to be able to be again at the place where the data desired was first inspected. Then there are the more usual recalls. Optimum recall is by the return method of single or multiple senses, the individual himself remaining in present time. In other words, some people, when they think of a rose, see one, smell one, feel one. They see in full color, vividly – with the "mind's eye" to use an old colloquialism. They smell it vividly. And they can feel it even to the thorns. They are thinking about roses by actually recalling a rose. These people, thinking about a ship, would see a specific ship, feel the motion of her if they thought of being aboard her, smell the pine-tar or even less savory odors and hear whatever sounds there were about her. They would see the ship in full color motion and hear it in full tone audio. These faculties vary widely in the aberree. Some, when told to think of a rose, can merely visualize one. Some can smell one but not see it. Some see it without color or in very pale color. When told to think of a ship some aberrees only see a flat, colorless, still picture such as a painting of a ship or the photograph of one. Some perceive a vessel in motion without color but with sound. Some hear the sound of a ship but fail to see any picture whatever. Some merely think of a ship as a concept that ships exist and that they know about them and fail to see, feel, hear, smell or otherwise sense anything on a recall basis. Some past observers have called this "imagery" but the term is so inapplicable to sound and touch, organic sensation and pain that recall is used uniformly as the technical dianetic term. The value of recall in this business of living has occupied such scant attention that the entire concept has never been formulated previously. It is therefore detailed at some length here, as above. It is quite simple to test recalls. If one will ask his fellows what their abilities are, he will gain a remarkable idea of how widely varied this ability is from individual to individual. Some have this recall, some have that, some have none, but operate on concepts of recall only. And remember, if you make a test on those around you, that any perception is filed in the memory and therefore has a recall which is to include pain, temperature, rhythm, taste and weight with the above mentioned sight, sound, tactile, and smell. The dianetic names for these recalls are visio (sight), sonic (sound), tactile (touch), olfactory (smell), rhythmic, kinesthetic (weight and motion), somatic (pain), thermal (temperature) and organic (internal sensations and, by new definition, emotion). Then there is another set of mental activities which can be summated under the headings of imagination and creative imagination. Here again is abundant material for testing. Imagination is the recombination of things one has sensed, thought or intellectually computed into existence, which do not necessarily have existence. This is the mind's method of envisioning desirable goals or forecasting futures. Imagination is extremely valuable as a part of essential solutions in any mental problem and in everyday existence. That it is recombination in no sense deprives it of its vast and wonderful complexity. A clear uses imagination in its entirety. There is an imagination impression for sight, smell, taste, sound – in short, for each one of the possible perceptions. These are manufacturered impressions on the basis of models in the memory banks combined by conceptual ideas and construction. New physical structures, tomorrow in terms of today, next year in terms of last year, pleasure to be gained, deeds to be done, accidents to avoid, all these are imaginational functions. The clear has full color-visio, tone-sonic, tactile, olfactory, rhythmic, kinesthetic, thermal and organic imagination in kind. Asked to envision himself riding in a gilded coach and four, he "sees" the equipage, moving, in full color, he "hears" all the noises which should be present, he "smells" the smells he thinks should be there, and he "feels" the upholstery, the motion, and the presence in the coach of himself. In addition to standard imagination there is creative imagination. This is a very wide undimensional ability, quite variable from individual to individual, possessed in enormous quantity by some. It is included here, not as a portion of the operation of the mind treated as a usual part of dianetics, but to isolate it as an existing entity. In a clear who possessed creative imagination, even if inhibited, as an aberree, it is present and demonstrable. It is inherent. It can be aberrated only by prohibition of its general practice, which is to say, by aberrating the persistence in its application or encysting the whole mind. But creative imagination, that possession by which works of art are done, states builded and Man enriched, can be envisioned as a special function, independent in operation and in no way dependent for its existence upon an aberrated condition in the individual, since the examination of its activity in and use by a clear possessing adequately demonstrates its inherent character. It is rarely absent in any individual. Finally, there is the last but most important activity of the mind. Man is to be regarded as a sentient being. His sentience depends upon his ability to resolve problems by perceiving or creating and understanding situations. This rationality is the primary, high echelon function of that part of the mind which makes him a Man, not just another animal. Remembering, perceiving, imagining, he has the signal ability of resolving conclusions and of using conclusions resolved to resolve further conclusions. This is rational Man. Rationality, as divorced from aberration, can be studied in a cleared person only. The aberrations of the aberree give him the appearance of irrationality. Though such irrationality may be given the gentler names of "eccentricity" or "human error" or even "personal idiosyncrasy," it is, nevertheless, irrationality. The personality does not depend upon how irrationally a man may act. It is not a personality trait, for instance, to drive while drunk and kill a child on a crosswalk – or even to risk killing a child by driving while drunk. Irrationality is simply that – the inability to get right answers from data. Now it is a curious thing that although "everybody knows" (and what a horrible amount of misinformation that statement lets circulate) it is "human to err," the sentient portion of the mind which computes the answers to problems and which makes man Man is utterly incapable of error. This was a startling discovery when it was made, but it need not have been. It could have been deduced some time before. For it is quite simple and easy to understand. The actual computing ability of Man is never in error even in a very severely aberrated person. Observing the activity of such an aberrated person, one might thoughtlessly suppose that that person's computations were wrong. But that would be an observer error. Any person, aberrated or clear, computes perfectly on the data stored and perceived. Take any common calculating machine (and the mind is an exceptionally magnificent instrument far, far superior to any machine it will invent for ages to come) and put a problem on it for solution. Multiply seven times one. It will answer, properly, seven. Now multiply six times one but continue to hold down the seven. Six times one is six but the answer you will get is forty-two. Continue to hold down seven and put other problems on the machine. They are wrong, not as problems, but as answers. Now fix seven so that it stays down no matter what keys are touched and try to give the machine away. Nobody will want it because, obviously, the machine is crazy. It says ten times ten is seven hundred. But is the calculating portion of the machine really wrong or is it merely being fed the wrong data? In the same way the human mind, being called upon to resolve problems of a magnitude and with enough variables to confound any mere calculating machine a thousand times an hour, is prey to incorrect data. Incorrect data gets into the machine. The machine gives wrong answers. Incorrect data enters the human memory banks, the person reacts in an "abnormal manner." Essentially, then, the problem of resolving aberration is the problem of finding a "held-down seven." But of that much, much more, later. Right now we have accomplished our immediate ends. These are the various abilities and activities of the human mind in its constant task of resolving and putting into solution a multitude of problems. It perceives, it recalls or returns, it imagines, it conceives and then resolves. Served by its extensions – the perceptics and the memory banks and the imaginations – the mind brings forth answers which are invariably accurate, modified only by observation, education and viewpoint. And the basic purposes of that mind and the basic nature of man, as discoverable in the clear, are constructive and good, uniformly constructive and uniformly good, the solutions modified only by observation, education and viewpoint. Man is good. Take away his basic aberrations and with them go the evil of which the Scholastic [Scholasticism: generic term for scholars of the middle and late Middle Ages who were attached to tradition and oriented towards theological dogma, particularly in philosophy and theology (around the 10th to 15th centuries)] and the moralist were so fond. The only detachable portion of him is the "evil" portion. And when it is detached, his personality and vigor intensify. And he is glad to see the "evil" portion go because it was physical pain. Later there are experiments and proofs for these things and they can be measured with the precision so dear to the heart of the physical scientist. The clear, then, is not an "adjusted" person, driven to activity by his repressions now thoroughly encysted. He is an unrepressed person, operating on self-determinism. And his abilities to perceive, recall, return, imagine, create and compute are outlined as we have seen. The clear is the goal in dianetic therapy, a goal which some patience and a little study and work can bring about. Any person can be cleared unless he has been so unfortunate as to have had a large portion of his brain removed or to have been born with a grossly malformed nervous structure. We have seen the goal of Dianetics here. Let us now inspect the goal of Man. L. Ron Hubbard Dear Friends, On this earth, a war far greater than any we hear about in the media is raging. The stakes go beyond life and death, and this war is ancestral. We don't know when it began, it goes way back, and doesn't appear in our history books. Dying in war is a terrible thing, and we inevitably wonder why? And for whom? So much has been written about war that I would inevitably write repeats. So I won't. The ultimate war is to make thetans believe they are matter. And that's worse than dying. To die again and again, without knowing that you're dead again, is distressing, isn't it? Make a mistake is not really serious. But repeating a mistake over and over again is, and it's even worse when you don't even remember it. The solution is Clear. This is the state of Clear. It's a cleared planet. It's about making someone Clear. It's not about telling someone they're a thetan, a spiritual being. We make someone Clear and they become aware of it. From my observations and personal experience, I can say that being aware of oneself as a spiritual being is a gradient scale with many shades of grey. The highest levels are known to few people, and few have achieved them. The state of Clear is part of our Bridge, there is a clearly defined path to reach the state of Clear. Often, it begins with Life Repair, followed by Objective Processes. This includes the Dianetics auditing, the Grades with all their stages, as well as some courses. Clearing consists of various types of auditing, most of which are included in the Grades. What is a Clair? Well, I will let Ron do the talking. Above is the chapter "The Clear" from the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. If you have any questions, I'll be happy to answer them. Much love. Max Hauri

  • Beingness

    Introduction: "To be or not to be?" That's what man is fixed on. But that's not the question. To grant beingness or not to grant beingness is the question, on which he's stuck every day in his life. Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below. ​ Beingness Excerpt from the lecture «Beingness» given by L. Ron Hubbard the 18 December 1953 "But above all these things lies the ability of a person to grant beingness to the moment, to the past, to the future, to other persons and his own things. To grant beingness, and then not to be afraid of it. And if you have granted beingness, continue then granting beingness, instead of stop­ping doing it, just because one part of it has hit you." ​ We have discussed the subject of cause and effect, which is the first line in the Factors. Well, there is a second line. One of the most important points for everybody – Beingness. It's only a word. BE, and yet all other things, including cause and effect, are basically symptoms of beingness. Life itself with all its randomities consists of it, whether you want other things to be or not, or whether other things want you to exist or not. This alone forms the basic for the game. All things in life have to do with beingness. Beingness is the stuff, by which life is made. A thing, which is alive, is below the level of a thetan. A thetan is something, which grants beingness. ​The kingdom of the ants Let's look at the kingdom of the ants. The ants were granted beingness. They themselves are not beingness. That means, they are no independent beingness like a thetan for example. And here we encounter something strange. If you as a thetan go there and play with an ant and send a beam through its head, to short-circuit a few important things, to let it go around in small circles, then you instantly get the idea, that there is something somewhere, which becomes terribly angry with you. You could even go into the depth of the sea, and you will make a similar observation. An auditor sometimes can forget, that he trains a thetan, and that a thetan doesn't have to breathe. A thetan can visit all kinds of places. You can visit the deep sea of the Philippines, where there are some of the most interesting fish you've ever met. You encounter a world of phosphorescent life, if you go down there, The fish down there swim around' with torches, and they devour each other just as everywhere else. ​ Granted Beingness All this leads to the fact, that this form of life has a granted beingness. Something has granted it this beingness. If you start playing around with it, something will become angry. You could simply continue playing around and nothing will happen. But you'll get an emotional back-stroke, because you actually work against a communication line of something, whatever it may be, that monitors fish and coral snails. You fish for this animal or being and you start destroying its beingness. You upset the gen­eral beingness of this kind of being. But even more important than that is, that you as a thetan have encountered genetic enti­ties of a less low order than ants and fish, but they are certainly connected to them and they are devoted to them to a certain degree. Now no word was said about the body being a degraded thetan. I never said that, and I don't say it now either. It's a possibility. I personally don't believe, that it's true. I believe, that it is a completely different class of beingness. But it is a higher class than ants and fish etc. And still it is something to which beingness was granted. In other words, above there is a second level "something". We don't know all there is to know about the anatomy of life forms in this universe. Mostly because we don't have to know it. ​ Fixed ideas Well, life can do anything, until it commits itself to one single communication line. Any being can do anything, until it commits itself to one single communication line, which it considers as being unvariable. The only excuses for the communication lines in Scientology are, that they resolve communication lines and reestablish the ability to create communication lines, forms and randomity. Automaticity takes place because of granted beingness. You grant beingness to a space or something else, and afterwards you say, that this beingness will now function in this way. This is a second or third class of beingness in comparison to a thetan. So he has basically made an ant, or something, which has not such a concrete form. He called an idea into life. And if you call an idea into life, then you have granted beingness to a space. So what about this idea? Now we'll talk about these things, which life makes and which are quite different to MEST. We get to this point: MEST has no ideas, life has. Well, to get an idea is something like to grant beingness. If you grant beingness to something, then you have, to that degree, given life to it. And if you start tearing down your automaticities, you actually destroy life. But you destroy life, which you yourself have put there. ​The deterioration of a thetan The deterioration of a thetan happens on this cycle. He grants beingness and then he's sorry to have done it. After having granted beingness he cuts his connection to the beingness, and he thinks, that he has cut his own beingness. Therefore each time, he is granting beingness, he believes, he is making himself smaller. This is not true. A person becomes more and more and more and bigger and bigger and bigger. The thetan has a limitless reserve of beingness he can grant. Therefore he becomes bigger and bigger, you could say. A thetan can grant beingness and take it away again, as long as he doesn't persist on resisting, what he already has created. ​ Creating opponents How you shouldn't do it, is, to grant beingness to a something and then to decide to op­pose it. But this is one of the first things a thetan does, in order to create some randomity. He cre­ates the other chess-player. Then after having created the other chess-player, he plays a game with him. If he continues with this behaviour-pattern, he'll wind up having created all his enemies him­self. The ideas, he has created, could be real live beings or they simply sail around in the air, or they are in space or in his space fixed as things, for which he refused to take anymore responsibil­ity. So we have here the problem of man and his ideas. We could say: "Man and his Subordinates". Or we could also say: "The Thing, which grants beingness, and those Things, to which beingness is granted". ​The most noble thing a thetan can do A thetan has granted beingness to the body. Where this beingness is granted, the thetan will do it to such a degree, that he believes the body to have an own beingness thereafter, which is similar to his own. And so you get a thetan, who conforms to the ridges (Tech. Dictionary) of the body. These of course are his own ridges. They are his ideas, his mechanisms, and so he thinks, he is the body. A thing, which grants beingness and is able to grant infinite beingness, which can animate and endow with life everything, and which finally comes to the conclusion, that something has granted life and beingness to him, will be found in a very bad state. Therefore the most noble thing, a thetan can do, is – to grant life and beingness. And the most stupid thing, a thetan can do, is to set up an otherness and to fight it. This is the history of man who fights himself! ​ Granting beingness with the means of a via Each preclear you have is simply a drama of a being, who can grant beingness, and who fights this beingness, he has granted. He is surrounded by things, to which he doesn't want to grant beingness. Things he is convinced about, that they are no good, if he grants beingness to them. He believes, he has to use a system of communication for the granting of beingness. We are dealing here with a second order kind of beingness. Why? He thinks, he has to use a system of communication, in order to grant beingness. Let's look at a carpenter. He grants beingness to the wood by taking a saw, a hammer and a chisel and making a box. Now he has created a box. This is meant by granting beingness via a system of communication. What kind of beingness would he grant to something, if he simply was sitting there granting beingness to this thing? This way he could probably create a wooden box. But he doesn't believe, that he can do it. Therefore he uses, as he believes, the reliable system of communication and creates with a hammer, a saw and a chisel. You can look around, just where you are, and see two or three things, to which you wouldn't readily grant beingness. ​ Resisting all effects You take a piece of paper or a watch and you say to yourself: "Now it's silly of me to grant beingness to this watch, because it's running already. It's running, because the respective owner turns it on or off". Now you see, the watch was already granted beingness by a communi­cation system. A thetan comes into play a bit later, and he starts to grant beingness to a thing, which is subscribed to another beingness-line already. And so nothing happens. This is the one thing, the watch may not do. That's inherent in it. It must resist all effects. The firm in Connecticut, which produces these watches, pro­duces them with this inherent postulate. And the guy, who has planned and designed them, made them with the inherent postulate: Resist all effects. ​A stranger in town A thetan could then believe, that it's impossible for him, to adequately compete with the MEST-universe. He appears on the scene, only this scene was granted beingness before. And this is the point, where an individual has a difficult time in a new community. All beingness is granted (that's what he believes). It's not true, the thetan only believes, that it is. He goes to the new community and all flats are completely strange. They were already granted beingness. Everybody is telling him all the time: "This house here belongs to judge Morton, and there is Bill South's Pub, there we have our court­house, which we have rebuilt, shortly after it fell a victim to a fire." He finds out, that everybody here has granted beingness to the town, except of him. He finds out very definitely, that everybody in this town is anxious to tell him, that they have granted beingness to this town. Not him. He is a stranger. ​Granting beingness to space Let's take a child, who was born and raised in this town. The child has explored everything and left his sign on the old oak. He has broken the windows in that house, and in another house an old lady tried to catch him. There is the house, where he's made somebody an April fool. He's more or less left his fingerprints in the whole town. Before his earliest childhood he's had his own ideas about this town, and luckily he's had these ideas two or three years before anybody thought, he'd already have any ideas about it, and so started to educate him. Or in that time he already knew, that people erred. He knows, that the house on the hill is haunted by ghosts, that it always had been haunted and that the ghost. will haunt it in the future too. Even if people would tear the house down he would still know that this is the place where the ghosthouse was. He has granted beingness to it. In other words he has identified it. He has classified it and visited it. In this way a person lives in the whole community, in which he has grown up. This leads to it that people who have moved too often early in their lives reach a point where they believe in not being able to occupy the community. Here we deal with the question of being space, but there is more to it, than simply being space. ​Granting beingness to your future That's a very weird matter. Some guy is coming over the peak of a hill and sees a town spread out before him. He says: "What a terrible, shaky, ugly, mean place this is!" And the next guy comes over the peak of the hill, looks at the town and he endows it with beingness and then he says: "There is a town down there." Well, the first guy goes down to the town and nobody does anything for him. When they shoe his horse or repair his car, they will shoe it the wrong way round or repair his tire in a strange fashion, which doesn't keep for long. Things do happen this way. And the next guy comes through the town and he has granted beingness to it. Probably there is nothing wrong with his equipment anyway, but he goes down there and finds that every­body is really nice to him. In the hotel he gets a good room. Food is good and everybody is happy and merry about the whole thing. Such things happen to him during his whole life. Well, it isn't that one has manufactured his own future to this degree simply by considering things are bad. It's because he doesn't manufacture it at that long range, he manufactures it in terms of split seconds. From moment to moment he manufactures his own future. And if he won't grant it any beingness, his future isn't alive. It has no life in it at all. A split second after he utters the postulate, no life occurs. That's because this individual is unwilling to grant beingness or is afraid to. ​ What life does best Above there is a higher ranged part of the computation, and that is beingness. If you are not willing to grant beingness to the people you talk to, you're consistently trying not to grant beingness to them… Do you see, what will happen? You start to fight your granting of beingness. You talk to somebody and grant him beingness. You do this simultaneously. We talk about some­thing, which is very very bewitched. We don't talk real at all. We talk about what life makes best. It waves its magic wand and says: "Be or Live or Exist", and all things do it. That's what life does. ​ "Not granting beingness" equals "less space" Here you have a person who caused that more things exist and he is not anymore willing to cause that anything exists. So he's being attacked by everything he's ever made. The things in his immediate environment will attack the person. They refuse to grant him beingness. If anybody has been refused beingness by his environment too often, he himself will start to refuse beingness to the environment. Besides all mechanics this beingness will manifest itself one way or the other, in order to disqualify the person who doesn't want to grant beingness. He has to have less and less space, because he can't stretch himself out over a broader space, as he isn't able to grant beingness to these things. You'll see that manifested on the bodies of those people you audit. You'll see to what de­gree people have refused to grant them beingness, and while they are being audited, you'll see to what degree they refuse to grant beingness. ​ Beingness and the tone scale The tone scale is a scale of life. It's also a scale of the amount of beingness someone be­lieves having and it reflects in the amount of motion he thinks he can control. It shows in lots of things. You'll find out that everybody, who is having difficulties to get out of his head, or who has difficulties with terminals, regardless of mechanical relations, that to every such person beingness was refused to a large extent. He insisted upon granting beingness to himself, and that met with resistance, and he refused to grant beingness to anybody else. What is this granting of beingness? It's simply a series or correlated words. They wear out rapidly. They are symbols. But the action doesn't wear out. ​Rehabilitating the ability to create The granting of beingness and the refusal to grant beingness – all the words of man and all the things, which face a person in life can therefore be summarized. The first decision is to be. Where there is life in this universe, there one has decided to be. But above this level, there is the granting of beingness, and this is a trainable function. A person, who has lost his ability to grant beingness, has lost also his ability to create. When we rehabilitate creation, we then first observe this point in the preclear: his willingness to grant beingness. ​ Mind-reading Each artistic work has to live. With this matter we don't try to transgress the boundary into the realm of mysticism or black magic. But from time to time you will make this experience, and don't think, that this is an unusual experience. You tell a preclear: "Okay, now put this postulate, whatever it is, into the front wall of the room." – Then you put the same postulate into the front wall of the room. Do you know, that you'll get the same wording of his postulate? You'll put your postulate into it. But you are in communication with him, and that is a higher communication system. This thing about mind-read­ing can be something very undefinable and very upsetting. But there, where you have a coinci­dence of beingness in this straight way, you'll be dealing with that. The less the case is capable of exteriorizing, the less positive this is. But you are immediately in a thetan-to-thetan-communica­tion-system, and such a system exists independent of words. ​Art, which contains life The artist who can paint without granting beingness to his work of art is rather a bad artist. He simply applies paint to a sketch. When Michelangelo painted something or made a sculpture, it was pretty perfect in its form. The form and the sketch of the painting or statue are good enough, so that you can look at a photograph of it and think that it's beautiful. We are here close to the boundary, not quite being able to talk about it. The MEST-language doesn't go along with it. Before having confronted an original Michelangelo in reality, you don't recognize that the guy who has painted it really meant it that way. The amount of life in the statue itself, which is being controlled and held down one way or the other, is about becoming a Supernova or so. It's the amount of vitality. In other words, this thing is alive, and its life is quite apparent, even for some rascal off the street! I once saw a wonderful white statue of a sculpturer, whose name I never heard. It was in an utterly strange and weird part of the world, where one never had guessed that an artist would have lived there. This statue was so simple in its form that you hardly could call it a statue. And yet it was of such a vitality animated by a quiet expanding nature, that the statue actually filled the whole courtyard with peace. It was alive there was absolutely no doubt about it. And that wasn't anything that could only be recognized by some especially gifted people. Those people, who only ploughed their farm land, might not have immediately seen it, but each beggar, pedlar, each maid and each person, each gentleman and each clerk in this road would come over to the courtyard almost every evening, he would sit down and have a look at the statue. There were much prettier places to sit around, but they came and looked at the statue. It was alive. Of course, you could say, that they themselves by their looking granted even more beingness to the statue, and so they have preserved the tradition of its existence. And so this lively something ensued. ​ Bringing new life Have you ever seen a house, which wasn't inhabitated and which decayed and lost its be­ingness? Have you ever seen a town, which is losing its beingness? Or have you ever directly felt the beingness of a town? The people maintain this beingness. An artist, a writer or a poet could arrive and grant a new beingness to a town. He can sim­ply do it off the cuff. He simply looks around and says: "You really do have a beautiful town here!" And he tells the people all about it. They never have granted any beingness. They are so busy keeping themselves from devouring each other, that they never have noticed it. But this is something they can agree to. And at this very instant the town will be living. It's quite remarkable to do this in a town. It's a capability every being has. Eventually man was discouraged by this. He thinks, that it is a cheat or something. That's not the case. An artist has very very little to do with facts, the more he has to do with facts, the more he is a labourer. What he has to do with is directing beingness. If he can inspire something with the breath of truth, he's an artist. I don't care how many diplomas he's got or under whom he'd studied. It's simple to free this. It's not a God-given untouchable talent, or a talent, nobody could adopt. You are here – you are alive. When you were small, you have granted beingness to your dog or your carriage, in other words, you made them alive. And still today you grant beingness to your car, a pet-book or to other objects. Maybe sometimes even this happened to you: You were wearing certain clothes, when you had an unpleasant experience – and the following day – or maybe even three or four days later – you didn't feel like wearing this suit or that dress. You put it aside. The reason for it was, that you have furnished it with a certain beingness. This beingness is more than simply time, space and energy. It's a liveliness and it escapes observation, until the person examines it. You are as much alive, as you have been granted beingness by others and as you have granted beingness to others. You are alive as a group to that degree. But you are really only as much alive, as you yourself are utterly willing to grant beingness, are able and willing to allow others to grant beingness. You are alive only to that degree. I don't care by what moods some­body is overcome, how drunk someone may become or how much Heroin somebody can take – he never will gain more life. No artificial stimulant and no love-affair or anything else can give some­body this level and this characteristic of existence, because we are dealing with life itself. When a preclear is being audited, it is often completely incomprehensible, what he wants. He will say: "I want to be happy." Now that's the biggest fraud in this universe. He can't live in this universe and be happy for 24 hours a day, 12 months a year or for a 100 galactic units of time. It's impossible, because he'd be miserable, if he were. He himself seeks for drama and tension. I've never seen anybody, who enjoyed life so much as a girl, who was playing the beautiful sadness of being left. Only if she can't play the beau­tiful sadness of being left, she's overcome by the beautiful sadness. You have to start to audit it. This case had the most remarkable love-affairs, and did this and that. She is very willing to tell you something about it with some pride, but always notice this gleam of pride, which is behind it. This is no aberrative material. Then she got into trouble, when she couldn't outflow a kind of beingness, which therefore, was stopped and piled up in the flow. People then worked at it to deny the ability to her to be a certain thing. They denied beingness. They would say to this person: "That's all unreal. You are only dramatizing, and you don't really mean it, and those tears don't mean anything, you are only trying to dodge. You're only trying to achieve something." Existence is actually the whole array on the Chart of Human Evaluation. Where you can freely execute this, where you have a wide scope to live and express your feelings and express the drama and be able to get involved in it – here all these things become vitals and life-blood. But above all these things there is the ability of a person to grant beingness to the moment of time, to the past, the future, to others and his own objects. To grant beingness, and then not to be afraid of it. And if you have done it, well – then just continue doing it and grant rather more beingness, than cease to do it, because something of it has bitten you. You can't become able in life, while being afraid to live it. Never. And somebody can't be himself, without being willing to grant beingness, because he is the only one, who can grant being­ness to himself. So we arrive at a level of processing, which tells us a lot already, and which is in its own theory its own process. "To be or not to be?" That's what man is fixed on. But that's not the question. To grant beingness or not to grant beingness is the question, on which he's stuck every day in his life. L. Ron Hubbard Dear Friends, A new year is behind us, and for us, it's been a fruitful one. More and more people are recognizing the importance of an applied philosophy that emphasizes that the spiritual is above the material, and that the thetan – that is you – is the source of life. Yet we are faced with a world full of challenges, and it doesn't look as if these challenges will disappear tomorrow. That is why it is all the more important for everyone to play an active part in shaping the world, because each and every one of us is an important part of our society. The idea of having been “created” unfortunately often leads to seeing ourselves as an effect. In a system that aims to reduce us to mere consumers and “make us happy” with the status quo, it is easy to go with the flow and not resist. But in this way, we are only effects, not causes. The risk of conformity is considerable. The idea Ron shares in his book “The Creation of Human Ability” strikes me almost as an axiom: “However it can be said with some truth, that a Man is as sane as he is dangerous to the environment. I appreciate people who rebel, take active action and stand up for themselves when something doesn't suit them. People who take initiative and stand up against injustice. These people actively shape the world and make it fair. It is important to be strong and not afraid of the “crazy” ideas of our fellow human beings. Of course, we need to be able to tell the difference between right and wrong, and if someone is acting really badly, we should be ready to stand up for equity. Through our philosophy, through Scientology, we acquire a foundation for living and understand what is right and what is wrong. It is not up to us to tell others what is right and what is wrong. By auditing out harmful energy and failures, each individual recognizes for himself what is right and what is wrong. Scientology's basic assumption that Man is basically good is constantly confirmed by auditing out harmful energy and failures. Scientology doesn't train “good” people, but effective people – people who are causes and make a difference. A Clear is not just “good”, a Clear is cause. Happy New Year!!! Max, Erica, Melinda, Dirk, Vreni, Jean und Sibylle

  • A different Christmas story

    Introduction: the Phoenix lectures contain some very fundamental data that I heartily recommend to everyone. Ron also explains how Asian knowledge of man as a spiritual and immortal being reached the Near East via the Silk Road, and from there to Europe. Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below. A slightly different Christmas story: Notes on the Lectures – Phoenix 1954 Scientology, Its background, Part 1 Scientology, Its background, Part 2 Scientology, Its background, Part 3 Original English scanned book of the Phoenix lectures 1954 If you wish to have the audios of the lectures, please send an e-mail to Max and let him know what you would like. Here is an excerpt from the Phoenix Lectures #4 Now we find however, some of the things that were written by Gautama, find them very significantly interesting to us. Very, very interesting to us, completely aside from Dhyana, could be literally translated as Indian for Scientology, if you wanted to say it backwards. And that is simply this. This was in Dharma Pada: “All that we are is the result of what we have thought: it is founded on our thoughts, it is made up of our thoughts.” Interesting, isn't it? The next verse you might say is: “By oneself evil is done; by oneself one suffers; by oneself evil is left undone; by oneself one is purified. Purity and impurity belong to oneself; no one can purify another.” Well it's just as you say, you can't grant beingness to the preclear and overawe him, you've got to have him working on self determinism or not at all, if you wanted to give that any kind of an interpretation. In other words, you've got to restore his ability to grant beingness or he does not become well. And we know that by test. And we go here into the next verse: “You yourself must make an effort; the Buddhas are only preachers. The thoughtful who enter the way are freed from the bondage of sin.” The toughful. Now the next one: “He who does not rouse himself when it is time to rise, who, though young and strong, is full of sloth, whose will and thoughts are weak, that lazy and idle man will never find the way to enlightenment.” The common denominator of psychosis and neurosis is the inability to work. And the next verse: “By strenuousness, his strenuousness is the path of immortality, sloth the path of death. Those who are strenuous do not die, those that are slothful are as if dead already.” Now this is some of the material from that. Dear Friends, Recently, a friend came to see me and brought an old Scientology book dating back to 1954 from her grandmother. Probably the last copy on this earth, printed and distributed by HASI, Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. The title of the book is “Notes on the Conferences – Phoenix 1954”. Not to be confused with “Notes on the Lectures” from 1951, which has always been available all these years – and which is in fact the predecessor of the forthcoming “Phoenix Lectures” published in 1968. Both books are based on the Phoenix Lectures Ron gave in 1954 in Phoenix. The attached book, “Notes on the Lectures – Phoenix 1954”, is a collection of quotations from these lectures. HASI is also mentioned at the beginning of the book: “The following notes were taken from the July 1954 lectures, given by L. Ron Hubbard at Phoenix. We have tried, as far as possible, to keep exactly to the text of these lectures and the notes do not contain any opinions or evaluations of our own. They are designed for people who are attending, or who have attended, the Professional Courses, as an aid to their studies. They do not in any way obviate the necessity of listening to the tapes, and are therefore unsuitable to the layman.” Indeed, the Phoenix lectures contain some very fundamental data that I heartily recommend to everyone. Ron also explains how Asian knowledge of man as a spiritual and immortal being reached the Near East via the Silk Road, and from there to Europe. “Notes on the Lectures – Phoenix 1954” is only available in English and as we have the lectures from Phoenix in German and French, this book is unlikely to be translated. For those of you who speak English, I'm enclosing the first three lectures via this blog. I consider them to be Christmas reading worthy of the name. In my opinion, these three relatively short lectures are definitely among L. Ron Hubbard's best, and I can't recommend them highly enough. Merry Christmas The Ron's Org Grenchen Team Much love, Max Hauri

  • Self-determination, Determined by others, Pandeterminism

    Introduction: One can only be self-determined when one can observe the actual situation before one: otherwise a being is delusion-determined or other-determined. – Fundamentals of Thought. Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below. Here's an excerpt from the book “Introduction to Scientology” or “Journey to Yourself” by Richard DeMille also known as D. Folgere. He was a close companion of L. Ron Hubbard in the early ‘50s and wrote for Ron the book “How to Live, Though an Executive”. A great book, by the way. Self-Determinism is the essence of Scientol­ogy. It is the one principle without which no part of Scientology may be used or understood. It is the idea which leads to all others and without which no others may be reached. It is the funda­mental principle of being. ​ What Self-Determinism Is Not Perhaps we should say something about what self-determinism is not. Again, we avoid mis­understandings by clearing away previous con­ceptions before discussing present conceptions. Self-Determinism is not selfishness. Self-Determinism is not selflessness. Self-Determinism is not arrogance, pride, willfulness, stubbornness, bigotry, zealotry, ego­mania, or fascism. ​One Must Be Self-Determined in Order to Understand Self-Determinism Self-Determinism is a principle which can be understood in direct proportion to the degree to which it is experienced. A man who has signed ninety-nine percent of his self-determinism over to his environment can read about self-determinism until he is black in the face, but he will understand only one per­cent of the thing he is reading about. The student is asked, again, not to be in too big a hurry to understand what is meant by self-determinism. All of Scientology is a study of self-determinism. Self-determinism is a principle which must be used, not merely talked about. One does not become self-determined by hanging a sign on one's body which says “Self-determined!” any more than the government can make everyone rich by printing lots and lots of money. This kind of “wealth” and this kind of “self-deter­minism” are only a mirage. Self-determinism is on a gradient scale. The higher one goes on that scale, the more one man­ifests creativity, perceptivity and sanity. Such high-scale behavior can be recognized easily only by high-scale beings. Low-scale beings al­most inevitably fail and refuse to recognize high-scale behavior. This may sound, at first, like the rankest snobbism, but the student will discover for himself – and, therefore, is not even asked to take the word of the present writer for the fact – that those who live on the bottom of the sea cannot fully consider the life of the birds. Fortunately, if the fish take a strong enough interest in con­sidering their own lives, they may rise to the top of the water and grow wings. This is known as processing. ​Attributes of Self-Determinism Some of the attitudes of self-determinism, as stated in the Hubbard Chart of Attitudes and elsewhere (pages 30, 38, 50), are listed here. The self-determined individual: Survive is right, is responsible, wins, controls objects, perceives the minds of others, is Truth, is Faith (Trust), knows, causes, is free, creates, changes and uncreates Space, creates, changes and uncreates Time, creates, changes and uncreates Energy, is a source of Motion, creates,changes and uncreates Illusions. ​Attributes of Other-Determinism The other-determined individual succumbs, is – wrong, loses, blames the environment, is con­trolled by objects, is isolated from other beings, hallucinates, distrusts, does not know, is an effect, is restrained, is lost in space, has no time, is pow­erless before energy and motion, and is flooded with delusions. ​ The Normal Human Being The normal human being is somewhere be­tween the extremes of self-determinism and other-determinism. The normal human being does not knowingly create much space, time, or motion; but neither is he wholly lost in space, bound by time, or pow­erless before motion. He is not truth; but neither does he hallucinate entirely. He has an agreement with others upon the reality of some things, and he can depend upon that reality, so long as the others do not turn against him. This means, of course, that he is “sane” in exact ratio to his conformity to society. The normal human being is not so unfortunate as he might be, but he could be considerably better off than he is. “One can only be self-determined when one can observe the actual situation before one: otherwise a being is delusion-determined or other-determined.” HCOB 6. Nov. 1964 – Styles of Auditing A sobering statement. When you read, listen to, or watch any kind of media, can you really be self-determined? It's something on the order of magnitude of “the more I know, the more I know that I don't know”. (Aristotle) This statement is also deeply revealing with regard to our forms of state and government. Are we not being led to believe that we are self-determined? How often have we been told that we are the sovereign? Other-, self and pan-determinism are words that we “understand”, they are self-explanatory. But are they really? What does “pan-determined” or “pan-determining” mean? Here from the definition of it: “Full responsibility for both sides of a game.” – “We see the aberrated version of pan-determinism in the willingness to control everyone else in order to make oneself look good or important.” “A state in which we determine both our own actions and the actions of others. For example, a chess player is pan-determined when he plays on both sides of the board.” Pan-determined, Pan-determinism. Much love, Max Hauri

  • Psychopaths

    Introduction: Don't these psychopaths just reincarnate over and over again? Yes, they do. Psychopaths are reborn as psychopaths. Parents of psychopaths say in unison that he or she was a difficult child from birth. The good news is that only about 2-3% of the population are psychopaths (maybe this is not good news), but the other 97-98% are not psychopaths. Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below. Dianetics: its Relationship to Scientology – Auditor 25 – 1. April 1967 Scientology today is producing Clears in greater and greater numbers. Its expansion is accelerating as standard technology delivers what Scientology promises in each Scientology organization throughout the world. Scientology is the route from human being to total freedom or total being- ness. Dianetics was the route from aberrated or normal to capable human being. This step had never before been achieved in man's history. Oddly, the step from human being to spirit has been achieved, if rarely, in Buddhism, other spiritual practices, even Christianity, but was not generally credited. Scientology really achieves it and for the first time with total stability, no relapse and invariably one for one. Nevertheless, man had an inkling of the goals of Scientology even though he considered them almost beyond God. But man had no inkling whatever of Dianetics. None. This was the bolt from the blue. Man was hacking and sawing and shocking and injecting and teaching and moralizing and counselling and hanging and jailing men with enthusiasm, without any idea at all of what caused man to behave as he did or what made him sick or well. The answer was and still is Dianetics. In 1950, I wrote a book, published May 9th, called Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. I was even contracting at the time to do some stories and novels and was quietly minding my business. Then the book hit. Nobody ever expected this to be a bestseller, but it went instantly and immediately to the top of the bestseller list and stayed there and stayed there. The book caused a tremendous furor. Dianetics groups sprang up all over the country. People would read the book, then start auditing their friends with startlingly good results. But there wasn't an adequate organization to hold the line, to maintain standards of technical application. I found out that someone was busily telling people that auditing was an art – that there was nothing scientific about it! The time had come to establish positively and completely my responsibility for all of Dianetics. It was very reluctantly that I took over this responsibility because I knew that all hell was going to break loose and boy, did it! The West, you know, is a scientific barbarism. It is not really a civilization – not yet – but it is very scientific. Actually, the society is very unbalanced at this time, to the degree that it possesses scientific power without the gentler graces. It has power without humanity and to that extent is not a civilization. Do you know that at this time they couldn't whip up a single technology to make somebody who is crying laugh – or make someone who is laughing cry? They are attempting to alter human behavior with a strong arm. "If you don't change and act better, I am going to hit you on the head with a sledgehammer." That is the approach of this civilization. When you start laying the truth on the line, it is liable to blow off a bit of confusion. All you have got to do is put in a stable datum, and the confusion starts to blow off. The early days of Dianetics were the early beginnings of Scientology. It was the same story, a stable datum going in and confusion blowing off. What happened then wasn't all that terrible. We got through because of one thing, I finally wore my hat, In July of that year, in spite of the turbulence and everything, I wore my hat – of being me. Nobody has ever been able to throw me off that line since. Saying, "Yes. I'm the fellow who wrote that book. Yes, I am the fellow who leads this group," regardless of the dead cats, alarm clocks and the bricks – that took some doing. It was simply a stable datum going into a very, very aberrated world. My whole idea throughout this entire time was to go on and do my researches, finish it up and deliver – deliver the goods, in spite of every interruption. I devoted my time exclusively to research and I paid no attention at all to the brickbats and the dead cats. The basic discovery of Dianetics was the exact anatomy of the human mind. The aberrative power of engrams was discovered. (An engram is a mental image picture of an experience containing pain, unconsciousness, and a real or imagined threat to survival.) Procedures were developed for erasing them. The amount of benefit to be gained from running half a dozen engrams exceeded anything that man had ever been able to do for anybody in the history of the human race. But there was a question of time. It would take more than 75 years to get in enough Dianetic auditing to erase all the engrams on a person's time track. I had to short-circuit this. I had to bring this right to basics. The discovery of what it was that the mind was coating was the discovery of Scientology. It was coating a thetan. A thetan is the person himself – not his body or his name, the physical universe, his mind, or anything else; that which is aware of being aware; the identity which is the individual. The thetan is most familiar to one and all as you. The truth of the matter is, we aren't just an idea, in a book, disturbing nothing on a shelf, not even reading itself. Bringing individuals, live human beings, up to a point of recognition of their own beingness – that is a live action. That's totally live as an action. It's much easier to face a concept or an idea, than it is to face a living, breathing entity. And from 1954 forward, when it became vivid and obvious that we were engaged upon the resolution of the human spirit, we were living, breathing entities. Up to that time we could be a very nice excitement that people could leave alone or not leave alone. We didn't have to be very serious about it. But a lot of people were being very serious about it. No matter how it was stated, a lot of people were being serious about it. We were then a living, breathing thing. We weren't just an idea. And the point is, we were not, at any time along the line, anything else. We weren't a philosophy going through the society. We were Beings. And when we first started up the line it was the enturbulation of countless ages which began to blow away. It was pretty tough. We didn't have weapons at that particular time. We had a lot of technology, more than man ever dreamed of at that time, but that wasn't very much. And we had started to make a hole, you might say, in the collective and conglomerate aberration of mankind. Remember that it was a livingness making that hole. We were live beings. It wasn't the principle that was making the hole; it was us, applying it. We moved up into the teeth of every aberration in the society almost simultaneously at one fell swoop, and the confusion that blew off was so fantastic that it took fifteen years just to stabilize our position organizationally so that we could stand and resist the brickbats that came our way. Now that is an evolutionary step which is vital to the growth of any organization, and we are through it. We won. A great many unexplained things existed 17 years ago. Well, they've all been solved in Scientology. The road out is the road you have, in Scientology, up through the Grades. It took all the knowledge of Dianetic auditing. It took all the material. It took all the odd observations. It took all these years of work to carve that very thin, and now rather ordinary-looking path that works fast, up through the Grades. But we have the gigantic problem amongst us that Scientology works too fast in an auditor's hands. Scientology processes are too rapid to produce the whole of auditing phenomena for the trainee auditor and so he doesn't get used to handling it. Therefore, how can he ever learn to audit? He can't, running Scientology, as he'll never get enough practice. You, as a Supervisor or new student, need a process which doesn't produce an instantaneous result. Dianetics has the virtue we never would have called one in 1950. It is slow. You can audit a pc for a long, long time. And you can get auditing practice. Dianetic auditing was very useful with which to learn the fundamentals about the mind and that's what I want you to use it for. There's value to this Dianetic auditing. There's greater value in this auditing than man ever before had. This solves the problems that Sigmund Freud was trying to solve. It solves them with spectacularity. And compared to Scientology – it's nothing. In Scientology, you have the technology of total recovery of a Being, and that doesn't mean a body. Never lose sight of the fact that the salvage of the body is secondary to the salvage of the being. Dianetics, you see, is small game. The order of magnitude between Dianetics and Scientology is hardly comparable. It's like shooting rabbits but you're after water buffalo. It's not even that order of magnitude. It's like digging a ditch by going out and counting the number of grains of sand that lie on top of where it should be. When it was vivid and obvious that we were engaged on the resolution of the human spirit, the address of the surface manifestations of the mind became quite secondary. But we have a use for Dianetics right now and it is a very positive use. It is great training. And that's what I want you to use it for. Just learn more about the anatomy of the mind through Dianetic Auditor training. L. Ron Hubbard Founder Dear Friends, The gap that has opened up worries me. On the one hand, we have ultra-modern technologies, the progress is tremendous, and that's putting it mildly. Simply admirable. On the other hand, people are bashing each other's heads in the old manner. The evil intentions of those who organize these wars are simply insane. Psychopathy in its purest form. Difficult to outperform. Needless to say, the combination of these two points is atrocious. Ron was and still is ahead of his time. This quote from the article I am sending today sums it up: "The West, you know, is a scientific barbarism. It is not really a civilization – not yet – but it is very scientific." Is there any hope at all? Don't these psychopaths just reincarnate over and over again? Yes, they do. That's the bad news. Psychopaths are reborn as psychopaths. Children are not "blank pages", they are not white and they are not innocent, neither the good ones nor the bad ones. Parents of psychopaths say in unison that he or she was a difficult child from birth. The good news is that only about 2-3% of the population are psychopaths (maybe this is not good news), but the other 97-98% are not psychopaths. And the nice thing about so many children is that they come into the world with good intentions. There are apparently children who can remember past lives, but my observation is that apparently very rarely does a child talk about it. Probably that's a good thing. But what really pleases me to see is that children bring their abilities with them. The ones they have. Certain thetans start their lives from a much higher springboard than these little creatures are given credit for. They can also bring a very high ethical standard. The person always brings her case with, good or bad. Can Dianetics or Scientology "cure" a psychopath? Unfortunately, no. We cannot and even Robert D. Hare, criminal psychologist says that this chapter is not yet written. But as they say in English "it takes two for tango", and if a large part of the 97% decide not to be victims, we will have made it and then we will also find and create ways and means to help these really poor devils. Either way, auditing is the solution. Dianetics is the beginning, anyone can learn it and even more, receive it. This is our daily work. We have gems in our hands. For those who can be audited, all is possible. Ron writes it so beautifully in the article "Dianetics, its relationship to Scientology". Much love Max Hauri

  • Magic: A lost subject?

    Introduction: You have been educated that magic, as an entire subject, is a lot of nonsense. But that's telling you your postulates don't work. That your intention is not senior to chemical reactions. Thus, you've been carefully educated to invalidate your own willpower and ability to postulate. Magic: a lost subject? Advance! 29, 10. February 1975 So magic is apparently a lost art. But is it? Stubbornly despite the black propaganda against magic there are still magicians amongst us who wield their wizard rods and refuse to disappear. Anachronisms from a forgotten world. These are the water or mineral diviners modernly known as dowsers. The term dowser comes from an ancient Anglo-Saxon word meaning to push down. It refers to the tendency of a hand-held implement such as a forked stick to dip when held by a competent dowser over water or some other deposit. Weird, huh? It's supernatural. A remnant of magic in a scientific age that had nearly brought the world to a new barbaric orgy of destruction and chaos. Certainly the roots of dowsing reach far back into the dim traditions of magic. The traditional divining rod is a forked hazelstick or twig. Hazelwood is high on the list of woods with magical associations, formerly used as an ingredient in various charms and folk cures. The forked stick is also rich with magical associations. The dowser's "wizard rod" is related magically to the fairy wand, the medieval witch's broomstick and other instruments of magical power. Besides a forked stick, other instruments have been used for a similar purpose such as a pendulum which begins to swing when over the sought-for site and a long metal rod or wire with a right angle bend at one end. But the point is these magicians are not just prowling the hills of Wales in Arthur's time but they are here amongst us now. And science has here and there begrudgingly acknowledged that they work. Several eminent geologists have been dowser-magicians. Professor Barrett, a distinguished investigator of the prestigious Society for Psychical Research writes in The Times January 21, 1905, "Making a liberal allowance for failures of which I have not heard, I have no hesitation in saying that where fissure water exists and the discovery of underground water for a domestic supply is a matter of the utmost difficulty, the chances of success with a good dowser far exceed mere lucky hits, or the success obtained by the most skillful observer, even with full knowledge of the local geology." Yet although the existence of these modern magicians with their wizard rods are acknowledged, no one can figure out how it works, including the dowsers themselves. Simply saying it's magical doesn't go anywhere either because what is magic? The most learned 20th century encyclopedia admits to a lack of definition of magic. So, until magic is explained it's no explanation. Many elaborate theories have been originated to explain the power of dowsers. According to Cornish tradition the divining or dowsing rod is guided to lodes by the pixies, the guardians of the treasures of the earth. Some recent 20th century theories are not much more plausible. For example, one gentleman was so anxious to prove that such phenomena had a physical explanation that he proposed that it was accounted for by "mechanical vibration, set up by the friction of moving water, acting upon the sensitive ventral [stomach] diaphragm of certain exceptionally delicately framed persons." Hmmmm. Other more honest commentators on this scene admit that the source of the dowser's power is a mystery. In particular, one writer feels it is a form of ESP and that the question of dowsing would be solved when the field of ESP is better researched because that field is a mystery also. Hey, let's begin to get some insight on this. What is the source of a dowser's success where obtained? It has been easily shown that there is no physical interrelationship between a piece of wood or a string-held ball (pendulum) and such varying substances as water, coal or even buried treasures. In other words it's the fact of these implements being held by certain masters of the art which apparently make them useful - to the dowser. A fairy wand without a fairy is of course just an inert stick. In fact, some dowsers claim they can see what they are looking for underground and don't need a rod. Does that give you a clue? Let's look further. Advance! reader and Scientologist, Chuck Lewis, is a master oil dowser. At the request of the Advance! he writes the following: "In the United States, the ability to find mineral deposits by the method of "dowsing" (using the so-called divining rod or pendulum) has for years been very much downgraded and neglected by the majority of people in the scientific community. While a few persons have begrudgingly admitted that someone down the line could find water with the use of a "witching-stick" (a forked branch freshly cut from either a peach, willow, hazelnut, or some other specie of tree) the idea that other valuable minerals such as gold, silver or oil could be located with a similar method is not an agreed-upon reality to the majority of people in this country. In most European countries, the art of dowsing is accepted as a workable and proven method of mineral exploration, and has the status of a true science. "According to some writers on this subject, including the authors of the book Psychic Discoveries Behind the Iron Curtain, Shelia Ostrander and Lynn Schroeder, the art of radiesthesia, (meaning sensitivity to radiations to find water and minerals) has been in practice for at least seven thousand years. Bas reliefs from early Egypt portray water diviners equipped with dowsing rods and even headgear with antennas. Kings of ancient China, like King Yu (2200 B.C.) are pictured carrying dowsing rods. Early woodcuts depict miners of Medieval Germany using dowsing rods to locate ore bodies. In Vietnam, engineers from the First and Third U.S. Marine Divisions used dowsing rods to successfully locate enemy tunnels, booby-traps, and unexploded mortar shells. "Using a more sophisticated rod than a peach twig, I am able to locate and define oil and gas structures. This I have done many times, not only in my home state of Texas, renowned for its many prolific oil fields, but in many other areas of the U.S. including California, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Ohio and Pennsylvania. "The rod I use for dowsing is a ten and a half inch section of steel coil spring three-quarters of an inch in diameter with a two and a half inch plug of high-carbon steel inserted into the top, and the spring itself fitted into a wooden handle at the base. "In searching for oil or gas areas this rod is held in the right hand. (It will not work for me if held in the left hand!). In my left hand I hold a small vial of crude oil. I can work on foot or in a car. As I approach a hydro carboniferous zone I sense a slight tug on the dowsing rod, quite similar to a nibble on a fishing line, and the rod commences to bob up and down in the direction of the oil. The rod continues the bobbing motion until I reach the point where I am immediately over the oil structure when the rod starts spinning in a clock wise direction. Conversely, whenever I am over a zone carrying natural gas the rod will rotate counter-clockwise. As long as I am directly over the oil or gas-bearing area, the rod will continue to rotate – sometimes so violently and rapidly that the spring will work itself out of the handle and fly out of my hand. "By my own agreement and computations, I can determine the approximate depth to the oil formation as well as the thickness of the oil or gas-bearing strata. "At one time I was a member of the British Society of Dowsers, and I have been exposed to many theories as to what force exactly makes the 'doodlebug', as it is laughingly referred to in the oil patch, work. "Soviet scientists, including Dr. A. A. Ogilvy, Chairman of the Geology Department of Moscow State University, call dowsing by a new, demystified name. The Biophysical Effects Method' or B.P.E. for short. "According to Dr. S. Tromp, a Dutch geologist researching for UNESCO, a dowser can chart an artificial magnetic field as tiny as 0.001 gauss units in a room, and that there is a body's reaction to water and minerals in the earth that can be clearly registered with an electrocardiograph. Other European scientists have noted that a dowser's body is actually reacting, recording a higher blood pressure and pulse rate while over a mineralized zone. "While many theories have been put forth as to what actually makes the rod work, I am convinced that Theta plays the largest role. I can locate distant oil and gas areas working from a map, which puts it squarely in the realm of Theta ability." Thank you Chuck. So there you have it folks - theta ability, the ability of a thetan as senior to the physical universe cause and effect. But you say, "what about magic? That's where we came in with this article." Yeah, what about magic? Can the whole subject be characterized as primitive folly? Well, since the most authoritative encyclopedia won't provide a definition, we will. First of all let's differentiate magic from stage conjuring or legerdemain which is an entertainment based upon skillful deception and tricks. The word magic comes from an ancient Persian word with a root meaning might, to be able. So! At this point we have the privilege of quoting from the works of L. Ron Hubbard for a full clarification of exactly what magic is. "A magician postulates what his goal will be before he starts to accomplish what he is doing. The old magician was the great-great-great-grand father of your modern stage magician. But your stage magician doesn't usually know the old magician ever existed. The stage magician has a hat, a wand and bric-a-brac of various sorts. But he usually doesn't know where they came from. These are, in fact, pieces of ritual out of the 8th, 9th, 10th centuries. "Each one of them means something terribly specific and the most awesome ritual in the world is associated with their use. The magician was very ritualistic and he would very carefully postulate what effect he was trying to achieve before he would be cause for that effect. That's the first thing he'd do. He'd ask, 'What am I trying to do?' Then he would make a statement of what he was trying to do. And having made a statement of what he was trying to do, he would just then initiate the steps necessary to accomplish it. "If one did not do this, one would inevitably fall into this trap: he would become the effect of his own cause, because what he had eventually accomplished would seem surprising to him and desirable as an effect upon him. "So he carefully stayed out of that rat race, and he had nothing further to do with it. Any time that he achieved any effect, he would say, 'You see? I achieved that effect.' He was still cause to that effect." So magic has got to do with ritualistically postulating effects into being. In fact, you may wish to define it as the art or practice of ritualistically postulating effects into being. Now we know why modern materialists scoff at magic. To them the only force that exists is physical universe force and the only changes that occur are brought about by physical causes. Supernatural in their world system becomes a bad word. You have been educated that magic, as an entire subject, is a lot of nonsense. But that's telling you your postulates don't work. That your intention is not senior to chemical reactions. Thus, you've been carefully educated to invalidate your own willpower and ability to postulate. So you see, with the definition of magic we are right back into the realm of theta ability. L. Ron Hubbard has revealed the ultimate statement about a thetan's abilities in the first two axioms of Scientology: "Axiom 1: Life is basically a static. Definition: A Life Static has no mass, no motion, no wave- length, no location in space or in time. It has the ability to postulate and to perceive. "Axiom 2: The static is capable of considerations, postulates and opinions." Now, what about ESP? (We mentioned earlier in this article that one authority thought the resolution of the mystery of dowsing would only be solved when ESP was understood.) Extra Sensory Perception? You guessed it – any actual abilities ever described under the heading of ESP are simply theta abilities which fall under Axiom One and Two. Through the works of L. Ron Hubbard all the mysteries have been solved! Man has long searched for an understanding of himself and his own abilities. He has long been interested and involved himself in various fascinating solutions in an attempt to recover his power of postulate and intention. Recently in the last few centuries Western materialism has attempted to squash that interest and put a slave philosophy that all is mud in its place. Through Scientology the earlier tradition that Man's potential is senior to the physical universe has been revived and clarified. Through Scientology Man can answer for himself the ultimate riddles of existence. At last through the technology of Dianetics and Scientology each of us can recover his full native power to postulate and perceive. He can create for himself the position of being a triumphant winner in the game of life instead of a slave participant. Certainly, any on-the-ball, 10th century magician would come up to us today and shake our hands.

  • Teamwork

    Introduction: Together we are strong – Scientology is a group activity. Read also the truly appropriate article by Ron about teamwork. Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below. Excerpt from HCOB 28 May 1969 Dianetics and Results Dianetic Counseling Groups The best auditing results are obtained from teamwork. Even a group of auditors, trying to make lots of money, usually try to do nothing but audit. It is not that they have case failures. It is that they fail to wear the essential hats. A Review Auditor has to be a trained Scientologist. Lack of one means a roughed-up pc has to be sent to the nearest org. But there is no reason one cannot work as part of a group, even if the others are only part-timers. The best solution to all this is to form a Dianetic Counseling Group and get the essential posts on the org board held. Then the advances and gains the group makes will be advances that are stable. This group would of course have to have liaison with a competent Medical Doctor or Clinic. In the United States especially, the Counselors would have to be ministers. A Dianetic auditor would be able to audit all day even if the whole group only worked evenings. Let’s face it. The auditor auditing alone will have case failures. He won’t have time to pick them up. He won’t be able to get them to Qual. After a while he will have losses and some failed cases that muddy up his neighborhood just as other professions get. Psychiatry and psychology failed as single practitioners not only because they had no real tech but because they tried to work alone. This turned them toward governments which then used them only to control populations and there went whatever tech they might have developed. The single practitioner theory in Dianetics failed badly as an early Dianetics practice. Auditors that made it only attached themselves to the rich. Others became drifters. The answer, we have found out long since, is the group. The full hats, organization and activities and how they interrelate are available to Dianetic Counseling Groups. It is a wide area of interesting development all by itself. We had to know org basics to make orgs. A Dianetic Counseling Group can be enfranchised and made regular and helped. It will tend to stabilize any practice area. And it will minimize case failures. The official position of orgs is that they cannot take responsibility for the results obtained by single practitioners. Auditing is a team activity. Even if one were a medical doctor or a psychiatrist or psychologist, it would be best to have on hand or on call the rest of the team or at least a Dianetic Counseling Group even if one were not an integral part of it. The purpose of auditing is healthy sane people. The largest percentage are very grateful and very happy. And then there are the few who, through misconducted lives, are quite a handful to say the least. Realism requires that auditing be a group action. As such a group can also teach a course, it is not difficult to recruit able people to help. I recall in particular two pathetic cases of singlism. One was a psychoanalyst who learned how to be an auditor and had to stop using Dianetics as it cleaned up all his practice and he had so much trouble finding “patients”. The other was an auditor who found himself with the whole of a war vessel’s crew as pcs and no help in sight. In either case forming a Dianetic Counseling Group, getting them checked out on their “hats” and doing their duties even part-time would have solved all. One stick won’t burn. One auditor cannot in truth live and work alone. L. Ron Hubbard Dear friends Here Daniela's feedback on what we have achieved regarding the declaration of protection in Munich. It is another step towards freedom. As a refresher, I have also attached the March newsletter to the email. Together we are strong – Scientology is a group activity. See also the truly appropriate article by Ron, above or attached. Much love Max Hauri Dear Friends, We would like to report that the ruling against the city of Munich regarding the use of the Scientology Declaration of Protection is now being implemented. See the attachment. Our lawyer has – thanks to your support – taken care of this and has published the relevant judgment on Internet in such a way that it can be easily found by people who are in a similar situation and are looking for help. For example, the judgment is available on one of the largest legal platforms Beck-online. This means that the judgment reached can also be used in other areas where this discriminatory form of "explanation" is required. Again, here is the judgment in short form; those who wish to read it in full can find it on the Internet at: VG Munich (30th chamber), judgment of 28.12.2022, AZ M 30 K 19.2699. "The defendant (City of Munich) is ordered to cease and desist from making grants for the promotion of parent-child initiatives in family self-help, which are designed as voluntary benefits, dependent on the submission of and compliance with a declaration of protection, by which the operator of the facility undertakes to immediately exclude persons from the further performance of the funded task, who during the funding period as free Scientologists or members of the "Free Zone" apply, teach or otherwise disseminate the technologies of L. Ron Hubbard or Scientological techniques and methods." I think we have come a good step further in the direction of self-assertion. Many thanks to all who have contributed to this. Best regards. Daniela Mikorey

  • Intelligence

    Introduction: I dare to say that going to school and learning things hardly improves intelligence. Surely, one can talk cleverly or simply join in the conversation. But unfortunately, I've seen too many educated people talking garbage and doing stupid things… Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below. Public Attacks Legal Point – Policy Letter 23. Nov. 1967-II Here what Ron says: The practice of Scientology is today a very routine action. It consists of drills which: 1. Better one's ability to communicate, 2. Gives one the intelligence to handle his problems, 3. Makes one able to be a social being without committing antisocial acts, 4. Brings one to abandon explanations of his failures and to get on with being successful, 5. Handles all one's reactiveness and. 6. Clears one. These drills are quite unfrightening. If psychology had them it would use them and be a great success. L. Ron Hubbard Dear friends, I dare to say that going to school and learning things hardly improves intelligence. Surely, one can talk cleverly or simply join in the conversation. But unfortunately, I've seen too many educated people talking garbage and doing stupid things that I can easily defend my claim. I also dare to say that TRs, that is our communication exercises, and auditing, and here I include the so-called Objective Process or CCHs, increase intelligence. [CCHs: Communication, Control, Havingness. Objective Processes that use Communication, Control, and Havingness to enhance just that and make someone more capable, more active, and more high-toned]. Ron says "reality is proportional to the charge removed." This is a very important statement and a basis on which to build. Let me give an example of how charge prevents one from seeing reality: A child can be so panicked by a horsefly that he jumps to his death. Or have you ever tried to explain something to someone sitting in a grief charge? Audit the secondary first and then you can talk to him. Intelligence is improved by taking away charge, not by filling someone with data. A thetan cannot think with this data until he has been cleared of the garbage, i.e., misemotions, upsets, misdeeds, problems, pain, unconsciousness, fixed ideas, etc. Much love, Max Hauri

  • Vision of the Future

    Introduction : It is time to step out of the Western dimension into the Eastern to find out more about one of the key figures of Man’s spiritual history – and future! Read Max Hauri's introduction letter to this article below "A Vision of the Future" from the magazine Advance! 30 In Advance! 25 you were introduced to the story of Metteyya. You learned that Gautama Buddha (563-483 B.C.) developed a philosophy about suffer­ing and its resolution through the at­tainment of a spiritual state known as Bodhi (Enlightenment). Buddha’s work brought Man a higher level of personal integrity, self-respect and mutual trust. It placed great em­phasis on the values of Love and Peace and itself set the precedent for Christ’s later Message of Love to the world. One of the most remarkable facts about Buddha is that he recognized his own work was incomplete. He pre­dicted it would be completed some time in the future by a successor whom he called Metteyya. No figure in Man’s history has been more intensely awaited for a longer time than Metteyya. As Metteyya is a legacy of hope from the East we should understand better how the East understood him. It is time to step out of the Western dimension into the Eastern to find out more about one of the key figures of Man’s spiritual history – and future! First of all,Metteyya was con­ceived of by Gautama Buddha as a second Buddha, the Buddha-to-come. In other words here we have the legend of the Second Coming predating the Middle East interpretation of it by some hundreds of years. But what is a Buddha and how was a Buddha variously conceived? The word Buddha comes from a very ancient Sanskrit root Budh meaning both "to wake up" and "to know". Thus Buddha is a term for someone who has woken up and reached enlight­enment on his own spiritual identity and the basic truth of this universe! All Buddhists believe that anyone has the inherent potential of reaching en­lightenment – if he rouse himself and dedicate himself to the goal. Because this goal was so seldom achievable through Buddha’s work, he and others to follow looked to the future when Metteyya would make this goal universally possible. Gautama Buddha was not considered to have been the first Buddha to appear. The Indian Buddhist of some 2,500 years ago did not share the narrow view of time which the West inherited from the Old Testament Genesis ac­count. The world did not start yester­day for the Indian Buddhist or a mere 6,000 years ago. Rather, he conceived of a past track measured in millions of world ages. According to him these vast periods had peaks when Buddhas of unrecorded ages appeared to help the world revert to a higher destiny. Hitherto, the greatest of these beings in the earth span was Gautama Buddha (about 563-483 B.C.). But even he would be exceeded by his successor, Metteyya. For hundreds of years after Buddha the concept of Buddha remained simply one of a man who made it by his own bootstraps and taught others the way. Then in the first century B.C. Bud­dhists began to develop new concepts of what a Buddha was and hence new concepts concerning Metteyya. These views along with others distinguished this school from what had been taught earlier. They called themselves "Maha-yana”(The Great Vehicle) in contrast to "Hinayana" (Small or Lesser Ve­hicle), the earlier beliefs. Subsequently Mahayana Buddhism exploded into North Eastern Asia and by number of adherents became the most popular form of Buddhism. By the first century of our era, Mahayana Buddhism had developed a three-tier level of reality in their defi­nition of Buddha in such books as the Saddharmapundarikasutra(usually translated as "Lotus of the Good Law” but actually it means "Lotus of the Law of Basic Truth"). They called this doctrine trikayawhich unfortunately poorly translates into English as "the three-body doc­trine." Actually kaya(body) is a mis­nomer as it’s not a doctrine about bodies at all but about spiritual states. The highest level of reality or spiri­tual state was a state called Dharma-kaya, or Body of Truth. This translates as Ultimate or Basic Truth. Basic Truth is not considered here as an abstract concept but rather as an All-Source, a spiritual absolute. Below the level of Dharmakaya we find a level of transcendental [Also transcendent; above and independent of the physical universe; going beyond ordinary limits; excelling; superior; extraordinary. In this article transcendent and transcendental are used interchangeably.] beings who are freed of the fetters of the body and the physical universe. This type of beingness or state was called Sambhogakaya (Body of Bliss). This level of existence is conceived of being made up of Transcendent Buddhas who can­not be perceived by the gross senses but who can be spiritually experienced. For example, it could be said that one who feels Christ is near him, with him or guiding him in life is experiencing a transcendent reality from this level. Some intellectuals in ancient India thought that these Transcendental Bud­dhas were not real entities but personal mockups of the beholder. In any case, this doctrine conceives of a higher spiritual plane superior to and not dependent upon the physical universe. Further down scale from the Sambhogakaya but infinitely high com­pared to man’s state was the Earthly Buddha. This level was called Nirmanakaya(from Nirmanameaning "Manifest Be­ings"). These blood and flesh Buddhas were sometimes seen as the protégés or even projections of the Transcendent Buddhas into the world. The function of the Earthly Buddhas is to make known Dharma, The Truth, in the world and thus help other beings ful­fill themselves. Metteyya would be such a Buddha. Sixth century Ch’an Buddhism (later exported from China as Zen Buddhism in the 12th century) carried this doc­trine another step further. Ch’an Bud­dhists considered that every being par­takes of these three "bodies." Every­one is Nirmanakaya insofar as he owns a body. He becomes Sambhogakaya when he achieves enlightenment and release from worldly fetters. Finally he is also Dharmakaya inasmuch as his true beingness is ultimately un­limited and identifiable as Basic Truth. We have looked in detail at the Trikaya doctrine as it was a central doctrine of the Mahayana form of Buddhism and their elaboration of Metteyya’s nature. The Wheel of the Teaching, Mahayana Form. (From a Tibetan woodcut) The eight spokes symbolize Buddha’s eight­fold way for reaching enlightenment. The symbol in the hub was adapted from the Chinese symbol yin and yang representing, actually, the basic polarity of the universe. In Buddhist use it represents the interrelatedness of the two basic facts of life: suffering and its resolution, enlightenment. Note that this symbol forms an "S” at the wheel’s hub! Every Earthly Buddha was connected with his own Transcendent Buddha. Names for these entities were supplied. For example, above Gautama Buddha was the Transcendent Buddha Amitabha. The Transcendent Buddha of Metteyya was called Amoghasiddhi.Beyond all these levels of beingness stood Dharmakaya, the spiritual abso­lute. Below the Earthly Buddhas there was another spiritual grade called Bodhisattva. Certain outstanding Bodhisattvas served Earthly Buddhas as their aides. Bodhisattva comes from two words: bodhi – enlightenment, and sattva – being. A Bodhisattva is a being who is earnestly striving for enlightenment (bodhi) or who, having already attained it, refuses to release himself from cor­poral existence until all beings have been helped on the road to enlighten­ment. Anyone in Mahayana Buddhism who sought enlightenment for himself and also took vows to help others make it was a Bodhisattva. The single great virtue which moti­vated Bodhisattvas as well as Earthly Buddhas – and the virtue from which all other virtues stemmed – was con­sidered to be compassion. A Bodhi­sattva or Buddha deeply cared for the fate of other beings. Unfortunately, compassion as a word has humanoid connotations of pity and grief. A better statement can be found in Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought by L. Ron Hubbard: "The ability to assume or to grant (give, allow) beingness is probably the highest of human virtues. It is even more im­portant to be able to permit (allow) other people to have beingness than to be able oneself to assume it." And in other quotes from his collected works we find: "I believe that to command is to serve and only gives one the right to serve." And "… a being is only as valuable as he can serve others." These statements brilliantly define the direc­tion of the Bodhisattva or Earthly Buddha and would readily be agreed upon by the great Buddhist teachers of the past. Mahayana Buddhism Mahayana Buddhism developed another doctrinal system which ex­plains Metteyya in a slightly different way than the above. This is called the doctrine of the Transcendental Bodhisattva. So don’t get the two confused as they are not entirely consistent. In this doctrinal system it was con­ceived that there are ten stages of existence above man to which a Bodhisattva could aspire and ascend. These levels are described as ten perfections: The Bodhisattva is joyful as he dedi­cates his life to helping other beings. He perfects his self-discipline. He is able to confront adversities and persevere through them in his ef­forts to help others. He is able to perceive and cast off false ideas. He learns to meditate – which in the East does not necessarily mean sitting on one’s seat thinking like Rodin’s Thinker. Rather it means to focus one’s attention with awareness. He obtains wisdom and is able to perceive the causes of suffering. He cognites on basic truth and realizes that compared to it the world of phy­sical appearances is but a passing parade. This is the stage on which the Bodhi­sattva reaches his enlightenment. But if he ceased to function in this world he would be betraying the trust of beings who count on him to help them toward "the higher life." Thus although he is freed of MEST compulsions he stays on in this world to fulfill his vows. At this stage the being leaves the need of a body and becomes a Tran­scendent Bodhisattva. He is able to operate as a being without ties to a body and assume any form at will. On this stage the Bodhisattva can uplift people just by being in their vicinity through his own goodness. He continues to devote himself to his goal of uplifting all beings. This is the last stage of Bodhi­sattva. Here he obtains knowingness without limit. He is but one step below total Buddhaship. His radiance as a being is wonderful. Metteyya was looked upon in this system as a Bodhisattva of the tenth stage of perfection, just one step short of Buddhaship. He was conceived of as existing in a higher plane of reality (identified as "Tusita heaven”) pre­paring for his role as the future Buddha. Throughout Mahayana history Met­teyya, as befits the Buddha-to-be, ranked as the highest Transcendent Bodhisattva, a popular figure in Bud­dhist art and sculpture. Also as the Buddha-to-be Metteyya was actually worshipped by some Maha­yana cults. On yet another level, the figure of Hotei, the great paunch-bellied laughing god of Japan is historically derived from the Indian Metteyya through the Chinese god Mi-Lo-Fu. Appropriately enough, Hotei, although through the years he has lost his religious signifi­cance, is today the "God" of Luck in Japan. Yes, Metteyya would be good luck for the world! Despite any doctrinal complexities and interpretations, the entire story of Metteyya is based upon Gautama’s pre­dictions in the Pali Canon (earliest Buddhist scriptures). For example in the discourse on "War, Wickedness and Wealth", Buddha is found to predict the following: "At that period, brethren, there will arise in the world an Exalted One named Metteyya, Arahant. [Variation of Arhat, one who has attained spiritual perfection.] Fully Awakened, abounding in wisdom and goodness, happy, with knowledge of the worlds, unsurpassed as a guide to mortals willing to be led, a teacher for gods and men, an Exalted One, a Buddha, even as I am now. He, by him­self, will thoroughly know and see, as it were face to face, this universe, with its worlds of the spirits, its Brahmas, [Plural of Brahma, from Hindu terminology, a term signifying the personified creative aspect of a spiritual absolute] and its Maras, [Plural of Mara, literally death; the personification of evil] and its world of re­cluses and Brahmins, [Members of the Indian priest caste] of princes and peoples, even as I now, by myself, thoroughly know and see them. The truth, lovely in its origin, lovely in its progress, lovely in its consummation, will he proclaim, both in the spirit and in the letter, the higher life will he make known, in all its fullness and in all its purity, even as I do now. He will be accompanied by a congregation of some thousands of brethren, even as I am now accompanied by a congrega­tion of some hundreds of brethren." Note that in Buddha’s vision Met­teyya would be no armchair philoso­pher but he would know and experi­ence the worlds of both the spiritual and physical universes as Gautama had. He would be a man, son, warrior, hus­band, and Buddha just as Gautama was. It should be interposed here that Gautama Buddha himself did not re­gard himself as a god or claim he re­ceived guidance from supernatural agen­cies. Nor is there any evidence he re­garded Metteyya in any other light than he regarded himself. In another prediction Buddha states that this Metteyya would come when Buddhism itself has failed on this planet and the clouds of error darken the world. According to the legend Metteyya would have red or golden hair and he would arise in the West at a time of world crisis. Thus the following negative signs would indicate the time is nigh (near) for Metteyya’s arrival. Buddhism in Tibet, China and other lands will be eclipsed by a new material­ist philosophy. Religion itself will downtrend on a world wide basis. False technology about the mind will come to the fore. New vastly destructive weapons will be unleashed on populations. We will enter into a "Crisis Era" which threatens Man’s future. Positive Signs By what positive signswill we know of Metteyya’s arrival? Religion and the spiritual studies will be revitalized. A humanitarian technology through which individuals can regain personal integrity, self-respect and well-being will become evident. A vital new religious movement will come to the world’s attention from the West. The achievement of high spiritual states will become increasingly com­mon. According to the ancient tradition these four points would point to the advent of Metteyya. It was predicted that Metteyya’s ar­rival would mark the beginning of a new Golden Age for Man. But what kind of a Golden Age? Just another enforced and arbitrary Utopia like Karl Marx’s dream of a Workers’ Para­dise? No. Metteyya’s Golden Age would be based upon the following: 1. Respect for self and others. 2. Real trust of self and one’s fellows. 3. Becoming more oneself. 4. Personal integrity. 5. Personal well-being. Now that would be a Golden Age worth working for and looking forward to! Dear Friends, Here's the article "A Vision of the Future" from the magazine Advance! 26 or even 30. [Advance! 26 and 30 are mostly identical.] I won't write much about it, except that we should sometimes try to see things from a higher point of view. Much love, Max Hauri

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