Here are the Fifteen Acts of self-processing oriented to the rehabilitation of self-determinism. Moreover, this book contains several essays giving the most expansive description of the Ideal State of Man. Discover why behavior patterns become so solidly fixed; why habits seemingly can’t be broken; how decisions long ago have more power over a person than his decisions today; and why a person keeps past negative experiences in the present. It’s all clearly laid out on the Chart of Attitudes—a milestone breakthrough that complements the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation—plotting the ideal state of being and one’s attitudes and reactions to life. In self-processing, “Handbook for Preclears” is used in conjunction with “Self Analysis.”
Handbook for Preclears is the legendary self-processing manual that marks the transition from the subject of Dianetics to Scientology. Here are the breakthroughs that revealed the phenomenon of the LIFE CONTINUUM—a mechanism by which every individual takes on the disabilities of the deceased or departed, until they are no longer living their own life. Here, then, are the answers to getting rid of all those parts of “you” that aren’t really YOU. The book includes:
- Expansive essays providing the most complete description of The Ideal State of Man
- The Goals of Man, and why his survival depends upon the conquest of the physical universe
- The Human Mind, how it operates and its underlying purpose
- The Control Center, the “awareness of awareness” unit of the mind, and how it is CAUSE of the body and environment
- The Hubbard Chart of Attitudes, a milestone breakthrough that complements the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation, which explains one’s reactions to life
- The Fifteen Acts of self-processing that move an individual from EFFECT to CAUSE—processes so powerful that this book is now known as the book of miracles
- And, the Definitions, Logics and Axioms providing the very basis of the study of knowledge and the underlying truths of what life itself is doing
In self-processing, “Handbook for Preclears” is used in conjunction with “Self Analysis.”
Isolating every drill and process found most workable in the hands of other auditors, L. Ron Hubbard now distilled them into Intensive Procedure—a single processing regimen whereby a preclear could achieve exteriorization and exercise his abilities as a thetan independent of a body. For the goal had advanced far beyond self‑determinism and now embraced: “willingness to be cause or effect, source‑point, receipt‑point, willingness to be anything, to cause anything, to be the effect of anything, willingness to tolerate any distance, tolerate mass or lack of it and tolerate the whole business of knowingness.” With the accent on increasing ability, Scientology had reached a new plateau. Underlying Intensive Procedure were the Axioms of Scientology, most particularly the importance and power of communication. Here is an arsenal of technology toward case resolution, including the relationship of the Communication Formula in exteriorization and Communication Processes to increase the abilities of an exteriorized thetan. And before the 7th American ACC ended, Mr. Hubbard not only expanded Intensive Procedure but authored the Auditor’s Handbook, later published as The Creation of Human Ability. Here, then, is the very essence of the Scientology religion.
Improvement of communication is the keynote of all auditing. —L. Ron Hubbard
For nine packed months through six Advanced Clinical Courses, Mr. Hubbard had been undercutting and refining the procedures and processes of Scientology to put their application firmly within the grasp of every auditor. Yet that statement alone does not convey the full significance of what was unfolding throughout that intensive program of lectures, drilling and auditing in those Phoenix course rooms. For as breakthrough built upon breakthrough, each on its own significant and together momentous, the hundred or so auditors selected to receive this advanced training came to realize they were part of something truly historic. That is, no less than the accomplishment of the goal of religion expressed in all Mankind’s written history, the freeing of the soul by wisdom.
Thus, when Mr. Hubbard convened the 7th American Advanced Clinical Course on 23 June 1954 before a chosen complement of auditors at 616 North 3rd Street, Phoenix, excitement was at fever pitch. And with good reason. For with the benefit of everything learned since the start of the first ACC in October 1953, he now isolated every drill and process that had proved most workable in the hands of auditors other than himself and distilled them into a single processing regimen. Called Intensive Procedure, it was a step-by-step program whereby a preclear could achieve exteriorization and exercise his abilities—as a thetan and independent of a body.
“We have with this (Intensive Procedure) walked out of the sphere of self-determinism as our top goal. It’s not our top goal. What our top goal is, is willingness to be cause or effect, source-point, receipt-point, willingness to be anything, to cause anything, to be the effect of anything, willingness to tolerate any distance, tolerate mass or lack of it and tolerate the whole business of knowingness, understandingness, so on.”
Notwithstanding the obvious ramifications of a procedure that could be applied by any auditor—virtually providing a checklist of steps to undercut the level of every case and then move them upwards to full exteriorization—was the entire change of approach. Rather than concentrating on the eradication of disability, the accent became an increase of ability which, in turn, handled disability as a matter of routine.
Indeed, here was an entirely new plateau not only for auditing, but the subject of Scientology itself. For what underlay Intensive Procedure and these new processes were the very Axioms of Scientology. And, indeed, the processes themselves were drawn right from those Axioms and, most particularly, the singular importance and power of Communication. As L. Ron Hubbard was later to describe, it was no less than one of the great discoveries of Scientology. And for those auditors of the 7th ACC, it yielded an arsenal of procedures for the resolution of cases:
- Considerations—how they take rank over the mechanics of space, energy and time;
- The Communication Formula—its relationship to exteriorization;
- Two-way Communication—how it guides the case and enables the preclear to As-is any condition;
- Communication Processes—how they are used to drill and increase the abilities of an exteriorized thetan;
- Anatomy of Mystery—how communication works to resolve it;
- Make and Break—the means to break a thetan’s comm lines with the body so he can operate exterior;
- Straightwire—ARC Straightwire, Present Time Straightwire, Viewpoint Straightwire and SOP 8-D by Straightwire, including how Straightwire enables a person to string a communication line from Cause to Effect.
And with that, Mr. Hubbard had achieved exactly what he set out to accomplish at the beginning of the 7th ACC:
“Our goal, then, is not to accumulate a great deal of data. Our goal is to find out how data is made. Our goal is not to remember a great many things, but to see how memory is made. Our goal is not to go out and love and embrace the entire world, but to see how love is made. Not necessarily to communicate with everything on Earth and in this universe, but to discover how communication is made.
“And having discovered how all these things are made, not to have the faint heart of the philosopher who is content to write about life, but is never quite courageous enough to live it. Having learned how to make all these things, then make them.”
In testament to accomplishment of those goals, before the 7th ACC had concluded L. Ron Hubbard had not only expanded Intensive Procedure, but authored a text so embracive in its application that it was titled the Auditor’s Handbook. Later to be known as The Creation of Human Ability, it stands as the broadest statement on Scientology itself—both in 1954 as well as today. Mr. Hubbard then proceeded to ensure its application by all Scientologists with a series of lectures specifically tailored to accompany the book and in combination forming the curriculum of a new Professional Course. From the history and heritage of Scientology as a religion, to the application of Axioms in auditing, and from the Four Conditions of Existence, to the Dynamics and Operating Thetan—each of such paramount importance they were forever to be known as the Phoenix Lectures.
Here, then, is the very essence of the religion, Scientology.
We have made progress in how to accomplish goals which Man has had as long as he has been Man. And what he has considered good and what he has considered desirable in the field of philosophy, we have accomplished technically and that is the breakthrough which we have made. —L. Ron Hubbard
In the late 1800s, a subject alien to the tradition of centuries invaded the philosophies and mental sciences. Upending long-established customs and mores that taught the pursuit and articulation of truth, this intruder held that knowledge about Man should be used not to enhance his strengths, but to exploit his weaknesses. And as decades passed, manipulative control mechanisms came to usurp traditional teachings.
In a lecture monumental in scope, L. Ron Hubbard establishes that whereas an invalidation of its customs will cause the downfall of a civilization, the traditional philosophic attitude has been inherited by Scientology. For Scientology continues the traditions that created the great civilizations of this planet and universe, building upon them and fulfilling their finest and oldest aspirations. And since those very aspirations dwell in the breasts of all human beings, a well-directed communication of the discoveries, purposes and uses of Scientology will gain immediate agreement and support.
To that end, Mr. Hubbard delivers a comprehensive, 360-degree account of how Scientology basics correlate to the customs, mores, policies, laws and traditions that make up the fabric of a culture. Here is a technology on how to communicate Scientology that is not only essential to dissemination, but may well determine the woof and warp of future civilizations.
Our route was the accomplishment of an observation platform from which a man could observe and from these observations make up his own mind. And that observation platform is what we call Clear. —L. Ron Hubbard
Always looking and asking, ransacking Man’s knowledge for answers to the mind, spirit and life and, finding none, striking out into wholly unknown territory—such are the details of a story told nowhere else. For here is the path L. Ron Hubbard walked to crack the long-standing riddle of Man and free him from the enveloping clouds of painful experience.
It is a story that begins with his immersion in a deeply spiritual, deeply traditional Asia, where he met and befriended—among other savants—the last of the great magicians whose predecessors served in the court of Mongol emperor Kublai Khan. Yet notwithstanding the feats that testified to remarkable powers, here was a land where wisdom was deemed sacred—so sacred, in fact, these Oriental holy men declined to use their considerable abilities to solve the real and urgent problems of living. Thereafter returning to the United States, Mr. Hubbard encountered Western academia, representing a wholly dissimilar but, in a distinctly contrasting way, equally impractical world. Dominated by physical scientists and concentrated exclusively on the interaction of matter, energy and space, it was a world where the spirit formed no part of the equation.
Realizing the answers lay in neither of these irreconcilable schools, Mr. Hubbard embarked on the perilous quest for a way to free the individual from the barriers that deny him happiness. And in recognizing that Man is both a spiritual and a material being, he arrived at the breakthrough discovery from which all else followed. As he recounts the successive milestones along his path of research, what emerges is the monumental scope of an extraordinary victory—one that benefits all Mankind.
Here, then, is the record of that victory and the historic achievement of a state never before known in this universe—a state called Clear.
Before the first lecture has finished, you will discover precisely where Man went astray in all previous quests for truth, and gain the overriding viewpoint of an effective Scientologist: looking not inward but outward to the world … and handling others. For this is the Congress that signaled the advance of technology to a breadth of uses across all dynamics and all human problems—from personal to global. Beginning with that “almost mystic” quality of a thetan, the ability to grant life, L. Ron Hubbard lays out application after application of Scientology principles to virtually every type of human activity—from educating youth, to training of workers and even causative means to handle the mounting threat of nuclear weapons. While to provide the means for every Scientologist to make a difference, he unveiled the Personnel Efficiency Course. Describing it as “Man’s brightest hope,” he demonstrates how even a tiny amount of Scientology can transform entire zones of living—rapidly and easily. Here, then, is the definitive Congress on bringing Scientology answers everywhere, including the release of The Problems of Work: Scientology Applied to the Workaday World—and the use of that book by Scientologists to help the everyday worker, to problems of a whole society and the means to revive an entire nation to its previous glory.
The main question which, of course, faces Man at this time is, is he going to live long enough to avail himself of this material? And of course that’s all up to a throw of the die, a flip of the coin and other such chances—or perhaps to our own abilities and endeavors.
The only game which I don’t think we dare let the other fellow play is blow up Earth. And if we can influence the stopping of that in any way, why, I think we’re more or less honor-bound to do so. —L. Ron Hubbard
While the Second World War was long over, and more than a decade had passed since England felt the shock of nightly bombings, the debris still remained—not in the streets, but certainly in the minds of its people.
So it was that in the autumn of 1956, L. Ron Hubbard set sail for Europe. En route aboard the Queen Elizabeth, he authored a book that said much about what he would bring to Britain and a continent still reeling from the war’s economic devastation.
While befitting all else he would bring in the way of new ideas, the venue was a newly constructed Royal Festival Hall in South Bank, London. Its stage bore flags of the twenty nations, one each in representation of the countries from which Scientologists had traveled. And seated in the aisles were hundreds waiting to see, hear and, with fortune, meet L. Ron Hubbard at this, his first Congress outside America.
But this was not just any Congress. For it was the culmination of an intensive year of travel for Mr. Hubbard as well. Unbeknownst to most of the Scientology world and in between all else he was doing—continuing his research, training of auditors and lecturing at Congresses in Phoenix and Washington, DC—he had also established a remote Scientology outpost in Dublin, Ireland.
It was specifically chosen by him as an area of the world where Scientology was as yet unknown and all for the purpose of developing and testing new technology for broad scale application. Even more specifically, the center served as a base to refine administrative procedures so this basic technology could be effectively and successfully disseminated by any Scientologist in their own zone. To just that end, Dublin was also a city not yet familiar with the name L Ron Hubbard and so, as he pointed out, its success in no way depended on his own fame—thus proving it could be repeated anywhere.
With that research project as a backdrop, the Congress began with something entirely different: A presentation by six distinguished speakers including a biophysicist, an actor of radio, television and stage, an educator, a company director, the president of the British Sales Promotion Association and a final address by an archbishop speaking on the many problems he confronted in carrying out missionary activities across the world.
Whereupon, on October 5, L. Ron Hubbard himself took the stage for his monumental opening lecture: “Man’s Relentless Search.” What followed was a sweeping look at the seemingly insurmountable problems faced by humanity and how each surrenders to the simplest of Scientology principles. From the education of children to reducing crime, from handling the workplace to resolving escalating international conflicts—here was the call for Scientology to assume its role on the global stage.
And so came his announcement of the means by which Scientologists everywhere could accomplish that task with the unveiling of the results of his Dublin Center and what he otherwise described as “Man’s brightest broad hope”: The Personnel Efficiency Course.
It incorporated the recently published Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought and the specific manner in which it could be taught. But there was also something more—the book he’d authored en route, providing the senior principles and laws which apply to every endeavor, discoveries that explain the very fabric of life itself: The Problems of Work: Scientology Applied to the Workaday World.
Yet Mr. Hubbard still wasn’t done. For while the Personnel Efficiency Course gave the means for grassroots level application, he next took it to the top planetary view, providing the Scientology solutions to both halt those forces destructive to Man’s future and the means to revitalize an entire nation.
To just that end, Congress delegates voted to petition world leaders and bring two critical matters to government agendas: first, to fully investigate the so-called field of healing; and second, halt the unrestricted release of radiation into the atmosphere.
So it began—Scientologists stepping to the forefront as global problem-solvers.
You actually control, command and create time. So as you go up the Tone Scale, you’re not asking for anything to survive against a span of time. You want something to be and to be does not include time. —L. Ron Hubbard
What are the capabilities of a theta being? Just how powerful is a being who cannot die, who natively is not even a part of the physical universe? What forces, in the span of the whole track, could be responsible for bringing that vital being down to such a state that he would think he was a body?
The year was 1952 and he moved from Wichita, Kansas, to Phoenix, Arizona, opening the first Office of L. Ron Hubbard. There, on the edge of the desert at the base of Camelback Mountain, he began the first instruction of Scientology at what was to be the center of Scientology activities for many years. Here was the nucleus of what would become the first worldwide organization, The Hubbard Association of Scientologists.
The month was May and Mr. Hubbard had just completed his research with the first E-Meter, isolating and detailing the key incidents and implants on the whole track. And so came the need for and development of an auditing technique far in advance of previous procedures only addressing the current life.
He released his discoveries in what were quite literally open-air lectures, given nightly amid the orange groves, providing the most highly advanced procedure to date: Technique 80.
Rather than looking through all the tangle and confusion in the preclear’s bank, L. Ron Hubbard had discovered a new approach: “Technique 80 is the practice of beingness on each dynamic successively, and the practice of beingness on a dynamic until you can be that whole dynamic.”
In these lectures, he bridges the gap between the current scene and the ideal. Prepare yourself for an expansion of causative beingness across all of your dynamics. Technique 80 is your route to infinity.
In the accompanying guide you will find diagrams, scales and even the Dianetic Jingles given to students by Mr. Hubbard during the concluding lecture and of which he later wrote: “If you can decipher these, you’ll know everything there is to know.”
Dianetics revealed the previously unknown Reactive Mind that enslaves Man and the auditing procedures to get rid of it. But that was only Plan A, laying the groundwork for further research into life force. Here, then, is theta (life force) and MEST (the physical universe of Matter, Energy, Space and Time) and their interaction which is life itself. Therein also lay the anatomy of the Tone Scale and both the reason for an individual’s downward descent and the means to ascend upward. This book is written around the now legendary Chart of Human Evaluation providing a complete description of the reactions, traits and behavior patterns of an individual at any given emotion. By knowing just one or two characteristics of a person, you can know the rest—their entire personality, conduct and character. Then, with entirely new types of processing, one can unleash the full inherent theta potential of a being to move up to the highest levels of freedom. Here, then, are the fundamental breakthroughs that are the basis of the Grade Chart itself.
Among the subjects contained herein are:
- The Tone Scale
- The Basic Laws of Theta—Affinity, Reality and Communication
- The Dynamics
- The pattern, appearance, conduct and behavior of individuals and groups as regards Emotion, Speech, Handling of Communication, Reality, Sexual Behavior and Children, the Environment, Worth to Society, Ethics, Truth, Courage, Responsibility, Persistence and more
- The Basic Principles of Processing
- The Mechanics of Aberration
- New types of processing including Straight Memory and Lock Scanning—processing that frees an individual’s theta that is trapped in the Reactive Mind
- How to Diagnose and Audit any case
Science of Survival is the essential handbook for every auditor and the means to predict human behavior in life itself. And that’s why it’s the most useful book you will ever own.
As L. Ron Hubbard describes in this book, life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation. Here, then, is Scientology applied to that seven-tenths of existence including the answers to Exhaustion and the Secret of Efficiency. Here, too, is the analysis of life itself—a game composed of exact rules. Know them and you succeed. The Problems of Work contains technology no one can live without, and that can immediately be applied by anyone in the workaday world.
Life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation. Here, then, is Scientology applied to that crucial seven-tenths of existence.
The Problems of Work contains the senior principles and laws which apply to every endeavor, every problem of work. For they are the discoveries which lay bare the core of these problems and explain the very fabric of life itself.
The breakthroughs detailed here include:
- The Anatomy of Confusion—and its cure
- The Doctrine of the Stable Datum—the most fundamental law of work, and living
- The Anatomy of Control—and how to turn “bad control” to good
- The Anatomy of Life as a Game—and the rules by which it is played
- The “Secret” of Efficiency
- The most fundamental elements of life—Affinity, Reality and Communication
- And, the rock bottom cause of Exhaustion, with the powerful Scientology processes that return the energy of youth
Here, then, is not only technology to bring stability to the workplace, but the magic processes to return joy itself to all of life. For this is Scientology.
The first explanation of the electronics of human thought and the energy phenomena in any being. Discover how even physical universe laws of motion are mirrored in a being, not to mention the electronics of aberration. Here is the link between theta and MEST revealing what energy is, and how you create it. It was this breakthrough that revealed the subject of a thetan’s flows and which, in turn, is applied in every auditing process today. In the book’s title, “8-8” stands for Infinity-Infinity, and “o” represents the static, theta. Included are the Wavelengths of Emotion, Aesthetics, Beauty and Ugliness, Inflow and Outflow and the Sub-zero Tone Scale—applicable only to the thetan.
- Description and qualities of the Life Static, how it acts as a mirror and records impressions of the physical universe
- The Tone Scale of Wavelengths and the all-powerful role of Aesthetics in both enslaving and freeing a being
- The Dichotomies (opposing conditions of existence) and their description and use in auditing in creating energy
- Brackets and the reason for and use of flows in auditing, applicable to virtually every process and the underlying reason processes work
- The Sub-zero Tone Scale, applicable only to the thetan, not the composite of the thetan plus his MEST body
- Bodies, including the reason beings get stuck to and think they are bodies
- And the Manifestations of Energy, containing the discovery of a primary error which has existed in elementary electricity since the days of its first invention—a breakthrough that culminates in a mathematical formula for the energy of life source
Since the start of the Advanced Clinical Courses, L. Ron Hubbard had been developing processes that could be taught, that auditors could apply. In consequence, “We now know how and exactly what to teach to make auditors.” Thus the 8th ACC began with taped lectures from previous ACCs, encompassing the core fundamentals to accompany a study of The Creation of Human Ability. With the 26 lectures Mr. Hubbard then delivered for this ACC, he was ensuring that every auditor knew his data cold. Specifically, Route 1 and Route 2 of Intensive Procedure—to enable any preclear to operate exterior—with Mr. Hubbard emphasizing certainty in application: “The science which you are studying right now is the experience to be encountered by and with life in its action upon any universe. That’s in Scientology. That’s the broad scope of Scientology: It’s the experience to be encountered by any life in any universe. And those are the fifty Axioms. They’re quite important Axioms and you should go over them very carefully.” Go over them carefully those auditors certainly did. For the power of the auditing procedures was so great preclears would evolve those Axioms—an understanding of existence itself—on their own.
You don’t play for your own pleasure! Any time you start playing for your own pleasure, or living for your own pleasure, you’ve stopped living.
And you also, oddly enough, stop playing. Because here’s something else that’s terrific: your ability is just as good as you believe you can produce an effect and it is as good as the amount of distance you believe you can reach to. You get that? —L. Ron Hubbard
It was one year almost to the day since the launch of the 1st ACC. Having released the Auditor’s Handbook in the 7th ACC and established a new Professional Auditor training curriculum, procedures now existed whereby any well-trained auditor could restore to a being abilities and freedoms only dreamed of prior to Scientology. Of equal significance, the road was now wide open for dissemination and application of those breakthroughs. For let there be no doubt as to where L. Ron Hubbard’s central focus had been during that twelve months. Not on the discovery of processes that worked—even pre-1950 processes worked perfectly in Mr. Hubbard’s own hands—but on processes that, in his own words, could be taught.
Toward that end, on 4 October 1954, he opened the 8th American Advanced Clinical Course. It was an ACC of which he stated:
“The Eighth Unit is getting a different kind of treatment. We now know how and exactly what to teach to make auditors.”
The students who entered the course room at 806 North 3rd Street, Phoenix soon learned what that meant, for Mr. Hubbard immediately informed them they would be taking an eight-week course in the first two weeks of the new ACC. And, in a break from customary ACC practice, that concentrated two-week study would consist of taped lectures by L. Ron Hubbard. Specifically, lectures selected by Mr. Hubbard from the full breadth of the Advanced Clinical Courses (and which would soon comprise a new Professional Course and later be issued as the Phoenix Lectures) encompassing the vital fundamentals and breakthroughs to accompany a study of the Auditor’s Handbook.
And when speaking of the Handbook, it was a course text vastly expanded from the original 29 processes. Affectionately known to ACC students as “The Book,” and soon to be published as The Creation of Human Ability, it had grown to more than 70 processes by the time the course ended. And with the 26 lectures he delivered specifically for this ACC, he was making sure, with intensity, that every auditor knew his data cold.
Specifically, Route 1 and Route 2 of Intensive Procedure—processes to enable a preclear to operate exterior. Those who had practically no communication lag and could exteriorize easily went straight on to Route 1, then did the entirety of Route 2 while exteriorized. Preclears with a long communication lag were put first on Route 2, a series of processes designed to bring about exteriorization. When Route 2 was completed, those pcs moved on to Route 1.
Given the emphasis on application, that the program was exacting could only be expected. A late October 1954 edition of the Journal of Scientology described the 8th ACC as it rolled forward:
“The day’s activities start at 8:00 A.M. when the students arrive at the school on a dead run with a cup of coffee in one hand and a donut in the other. They collapse into a chair, ready to start the day’s schedule, which breaks at 11:30 A.M. for lunch and picks up again at 12:30 P.M. for some more instruction, auditing or demonstrations. At 2:00 P.M. they dogtrot it to the main lecture hall, some distance away, for the lecture given by LRH. After the lecture they make a dash to the Snappy Grill for coffee—1 minute, 45 seconds flat. Then on with the schedule, which ends at 5:30 P.M., and resumes at 7:00 P.M. for tapes until 10:00 P.M., when the students drag themselves home.…Make no mistake about it, the Advanced Clinical Course is rugged, but the students are proud to be a part of it.”
For, in the final analysis, what L. Ron Hubbard was teaching those ACC auditors was certainty. As he told them:
“The science which you are studying right now is the experience to be encountered by and with life in its action upon any universe. That’s in Scientology. That’s the broad scope of Scientology: It’s the experience to be encountered by any life in any universe. And those are the fifty Axioms. They’re quite important Axioms and you should go over them very carefully.” Go over them carefully those auditors most certainly did. For the power of the auditing procedures was so great that preclears to whom they were applied would evolve those Axioms of Scientology—an understanding of existence itself—on their own.
Yet if what was being taught far transcended the physical boundaries of a course room located in Phoenix, Arizona, in late 1954, Mr. Hubbard was in fact retracing and reinstructing every single fundamental and breakthrough developed over the past year, including:
- Time—how “Must happen again” and “Mustn’t happen again” are the two postulates that make time;
- Interest—exactly how it bridges between considerations and mechanics;
- Havingness—why engrams become harder to exhaust when a loss of havingness occurs;
- Problems—how an individual develops a tremendous appetite for problems and makes himself “interesting” by dreaming them up;
- “What Would You Do If … ?”—an entire Question and Answer period devoted to the handling of auditing scenarios, such as an elderly lady with a strange illness, with just one hour to audit her.
And if the schedule was intense, the training more rigorous than ever before, L. Ron Hubbard yet continued with his parallel programs to expand Scientology into the public sphere. Starting in October and continuing all the way to the following May, he delivered a vast array of public lectures and Group Processing sessions. In point of fact, it was during these lectures that Mr. Hubbard gave his classic statement on responsibility, “The Wrong Thing to Do Is Nothing.” And while the word of mouth from those lectures made the addition of several new buildings necessary to handle the expansion, the 8th ACC also led to something far greater than new quarters—namely, the breakthrough that was to mark the 9th ACC, and the full discovery and codification of the crucial element that underlies all successful auditing.