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     The times they are a-changin’ re accredited authorship

(Parts of the ‘Study Technology’ developed by other than LRH.
       Includes various proposals to solution)
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Please note that words with an asterisk (*) are defined at the bottom of this page! Only first appearances are indicated.

        
“The field or public must not be led to believe that I have written or issued things I have not. Further, other people have authority, too.”
        
  L. Ron Hubbard            
  (from HCO PL 21 Jun 59 “Signatures on Bulletins, Policy Letters and Sec EDs”)  

 
Index:

  The dilemma folding out ...
  Schematic overview of the references analyzed in this study
   
In the year 1981 ...  (a choice from references on the subject of study)
 
(None of the in the below mentioned references were deriving from L. Ron Hubbard which was clearly indicated on each and every one of them! They were all revised reissued in 1981 under a new date.)
  About ‘Pink Sheets’:
           HCO PL 27 Sept 63 “Training Technology, Pink Sheets”
  About ‘Checksheets’:
      HCO PL 27 Jul 69 “What is a Checksheet”
  About ‘Demonstration’:
      HCO PL 15 Apr 72 “Demonstration”  &  BTB 29 Oct 70RA “Demo Kits”
  About ‘Checkouts’:
      - HCO PL 14 Mar 71 “On Giving Checkouts”  &  HCO PL 21 Feb 71 “Supervisor Checkouts”
- HCO PL 3 Mar 71 “Starrate Outpoints”
- HCO PL 17 May 71 II “Student Points”
  A revealing example:
      HCOB 8 Jan 73 “Study and Education Tape Amendment”
 
(The below was an HCOB originally by L. Ron Hubbard that was reworked, data from 3 non-LRH issues were incorporated in it, after which it was reissued in 1981.)
  About ‘Clay Demonstration’:
      HCOB 10 Dec 70 “Clay Table Work in Training”
 
Some additional examples
  Three HCOB's and an HCO PL:
      HCOB 23 Jun 71 “The Secret of Fast Courses”
HCOB 7 Apr 72 “Touch Assists; Correct Ones”
HCOB 22 Oct 70 II “‘No Overts’ Cases”
HCO PL 13 Sept 88 (Marketing Series 24) “The Positioning Era”
  ‘Written by’ or ‘assisted by’ Peter Hemery?:
      HCO PL 4 Aug 61 “Private Mail and Telephone Calls”
  Originally written by Mary Sue Hubbard:  (on different page)
      HCO PL 5 Apr 72 “PTS Type A Handling”
 
A summary, reflections over findings, and proposal to solution
  Conclusions, options and recollections
      - In the year 1981 ...
- Everything (has to be) deriving from L. Ron Hubbard?
  Did L. Ron Hubbard develop all of Scientology by himself? 
  Proposal to solution 



 
Back to Main Index The dilemma folding out ...

This is about various examples of HCO PL's and HCOB's not originally compiled nor written by L. Ron Hubbard. The HCO PL's discussed in the 5 chapters following this one have something in common. The first of these HCO PL's was about ‘Pink Sheets’ (issued 1963), the second one was about ‘Checksheets’ (issued 1969), and the third one was about ‘Demonstrations’ (issued 1972). The last chapter discusses 4 additional HCO PL's all issued originally in 1971. Every one of these HCO PL's in these chapters were attributed to as having been written/compiled by someone other than L. Ron Hubbard. Today these original HCO PL's are not in use, at least not in their original form nor release date, and they were now attributed to L. Ron Hubbard as being the compiler/writer to all of them. The HCO PL's in the last chapter have all been cancelled since. These to LRH attributed HCO PL's definitely carry about the same texts as found in the original now cancelled non-LRH HCO PL's. The release date for all of them had become: 1981.

A slightly different story tells HCOB 10 Dec 70 “Clay Table Work in training” which was an originally by L. Ron Hubbard written reference. In the year 1981 though it was revised and data and text was implemented deriving from 3 other not by LRH written references. In the new version of the HCOB no mention is made of any of the earlier contributors and/or compilers.

Basically these references are just examples, as in yes there exists a large amount of issues that received the same or similar treatment. In fact many HCO PL's and also HCOB's especially prior to 1974 were written by a variety of persons. Since January 1974 the HCO PL and the HCOB issue-type format was to be reserved for L. Ron Hubbard only. All the non-LRH HCO PL's and non-LRH HCOB's were consequently cancelled as being HCO PL's (HCOB's), and if it was found that the data still was found useful they were reissued as BPL's (BTB's). In various of the examples that I offer here it appears to be so that all of a sudden this got reversed and now they were as it seemed written and originated by L. Ron Hubbard after all (?).

Most of these references that I chose are well used and were/are found in such vital and basic courses such as the Student Hat Course. In particular the HCO PL's about Pink Sheets, Checksheets and Demonstrations address 3 fundamental Scientology traits. Another reason is that both the original HCO PL version and the BPL reissue of these references were obviously used for the compilation of the new (now fully attributed to L. Ron Hubbard) 1981 release of the very same data. I found that my findings were very odd, but you have to figure out for yourself what to think of this.

This may have seem to consent to this:
        
“It is now forbidden to write an HCOB or an HCO PL and sign my name to it. If anyone helped compile it or wrote it, my name is followed by ‘Assisted by_____’ the person who helped get it back together at my directions.”          LRH
(from HCOB 24 Jan 77 “Tech Correction Round-up”)
        
However the bulk of the references that were adjusted or reissued as discussed on this page make no referral to any assistant.

It appears though that various concerning the so-called study technology was not developed by L. Ron Hubbard all by himself, but today the false impression is given that it actually was!

An important related study about the matter of the signatories and registered authorship and how this changed during the 2nd half of the 70's can be consulted in the link here below:  (separate window)
    “Authorship designations according to HCOB 24 Jan 77 ‘Tech Correction Round-up’”

Various pop-up windows have been created to enable you to do a detailed comparison. These are found in various of the following chapters.


 
Back to Main Index Schematic overview of the references analyzed in this study

  
 Original non-LRH release:     Re-released as and attributed to L. Ron Hubbard:
HCO PL 27 Sept 63 “Training Technology, Pink Sheets” HCO PL 4 Aug 81 “Pink Sheets”
HCO PL 27 Jul 69 “What is a Checksheet” HCO PL 21 Jul 81 “same title”
HCO PL 15 Apr 72 “Demonstration”
BTB 29 Oct 70RA “Demo Kits”
HCO PL 23 Jul 81 I “The Use of Demonstration”
HCO PL 14 Mar 71 “On Giving Checkouts”
HCO PL 21 Feb 71 “Supervisor Checkouts”
HCO PL 31 Aug 81 “Giving Starrate Checkouts”
HCO PL 3 Mar 71 “Starrate Outpoints” HCO PL 29 Oct 81 “same title”
HCO PL 17 May 71 II “Student Points” HCO PL 18 Apr 81 “The Standard Student Points System”
HCOB 8 Jan 73 “Study and Education Tape Amendment” HCOB 21 Jan 81 “same title”
HCO PL 5 Apr 72 “PTS Type A Handling” HCO PL 20 Oct 81 “same title”
BTB 22 Apr 70R “Clay Table Demo Checkouts”
BTB 30 Oct 70R “Clay Demo”
BTB 6 Jul 71R II “Clay Demo Errors”
Partly incorporated into:
HCOB 10 Dec 70R (Rev 10 Feb 81) I “Clay Table Work in Training”
HCOB 23 Jun 71 “The Secret of Fast Courses”
(contains LRH quotations, turned BTB on 4.11.77)
HCOB 23 Jun 71R (Rev 25 Jul 87) “same title”
HCOB 7 Apr 72 “Touch Assists; Correct Ones” HCOB 7 Apr 72RA (Rev 25 Aug 87) “same title”
HCOB 22 Oct 70 II “‘No Overts’ Cases”
(extracts LRH C/Sed folders, turned BTB on 28.6.74)
HCOB 22 Oct 70 (Reiss 7 Apr 91) II “same title”
 - (new release) HCO PL 13 Sept 88 “The Positioning Era”
HCO PL 4 Aug 61 “Private Mail and Telephone Calls” HCO PL 4 Aug 61 “same title”
(in ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes, released 1991)
  

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In the year 1981 ...

Back to Main Index About ‘Pink Sheets’:  HCO PL 27 Sept 63 “Training Technology, Pink Sheets”

What is a ‘Pink Sheet’? L. Ron Hubbard briefly lays that out in HCO PL 21 Oct 62 “Auditing Supervisor and Auditing Instructors, Duties of”, see Chapter: ‘The Pink Sheet’- (see ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division 4’ (1972) on pages 335-337 or ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division, Volume 4’ (1991) on pages 315-318. To read this chapter, click here (pop-up window).

A much more detailed description along with practical examples we find in HCO PL 27 Sept 63 “Training Technology, Pink Sheets”, it was ‘Issued by: Fred Hare, Auditing Supervisor SHSBC’. It says very clearly that it was not actually written by L. Ron Hubbard, but that it was done ‘for L. Ron Hubbard’ and that it was ‘Authorized by: L. Ron Hubbard’. It is found in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division 4’ (1972) on pages 171-173.
On 9 Jan ’73 it was ‘Issued & Revised by Fred Hare’, it came to be HCO PL 27 Sept 63R“same title”.
Finally on 16 Jun ’74 it was cancelled as an HCO PL and ‘Revised & Reissued as BPL by Flag Mission 1234’, this Mission was held by ‘Andrea Lewis’ & ‘Molly Harlow’. Now the reference had turned into BPL 27 Sept 63RA“same title”.

The presently used reference for ‘Pink Sheets’ is HCO PL 4 Aug 81 “Pink Sheets”. The revision notes as found on this reference say: “(Cancels BPL 27 Sep 63RA TRAINING TECHNOLOGY PINK SHEETS)”. One could ask why it was released under a new date, as the reference is for about 90% the very same as the reference that is cancelled by it. One big, big difference though is that it is now attributed to L. Ron Hubbard as being the originator. An interesting aspect is also that in fact the copyright notices on this issue include 1963!  ‘Copyright © 1963, 1981’.This actually acknowledges the similarity of the 1981 version with the original 1963 release.
The present version of this new policy letter is HCO PL 4 Aug 81R (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Pink Sheets”. It is found in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division, Volume 4’ (1991) on pages 446-450. Both the BPL version from 1974 as this 1981 HCO PL release have an introduction added to them. It tells little about how they came about. The odd thing is that the BPL tells the story in the third person and the 1981 HCO PL release tells it in the first person, as it did not used to be attributed to L. Ron Hubbard as the originator and compiler.

You can compare for yourself also this history tale as I printed both of them in a transcript that I made available. I've made it possible for you to determine exactly which parts from the 1981 release match the text as found in the latest revision of this original issue BPL 27 Sept 63RA (Revised 16 Jun 74) “Training Technology, Pink Sheets”. I've created a pop-up window which gives you the full text of this BPL version. On this I have marked the parts that are identical in the 1981 release. This you will find here.

The text found in HCO PL 4 Aug 81R “Pink Sheets” is primarily taken from the BPL release. The BPL release had the revision notice: “(REVISION IN ITALICS)”, this is still intact on my transcript of this issue. From this you can see that the revisions made (in script) are also found in HCO PL 4 Aug 81R “Pink Sheets”. It is odd though that this 1981 release gives 4 “PINK SHEET EXAMPLES”. The first 2 then are taken from the original HCO PL 27 Sept 63 “Training Technology, Pink Sheets”, the other 2 are taken from BPL 27 Sept 63RA“Training Technology, Pink Sheets”. It appears that the compilation of the 1981 release was done while consulting both of these issues, and this is actually very interesting!

  
 Chronology:
   What should have been done: What has been done:
    HCO PL 27 Sept 63RC “Pink Sheets”    - HCO PL 27 Sept 63 “Training Technology, Pink Sheets”
  Revised 9 January 1973 
Re-revised 16 June 1974
Re-re-revised 4 August 1981
  Re-re-re-revised 30 August 1983)
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HCO PL 27 Sept 63R “same title”
BPL 27 Sept 63RA “same title”
HCO PL 4 Aug 81 “Pink Sheets”
HCO PL 4 Aug 81R “same title”

That is if it had been written by L. Ron Hubbard. You may as well turn it into BPL 27 Sept 63RC “Pink Sheets”.

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Back to Main Index About ‘Checksheets’:  HCO PL 27 Jul 69 “What is a Checksheet”

A brief description of what ‘checksheets’ actually are you will find amongst other in ‘Modern Management Technology Defined’ (released 1976), it quotes from HCOB 19 Jun 71 III “Study Definitions, For the TR Course”. This HCOB was compiled by L. Ron Hubbard, although presently is not listed anymore in the 1991 release of ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes, but it was presented in the 1976 release of these same volumes. It appears that this HCOB was cancelled by HCO Admin Letter 30 Sept 91 “Cancellation of Issues”.

“CHECKSHEET, a list of materials, often divided into sections, that give the theory and practical steps which, when completed, give one a study completion. The items are selected to add up to the required knowledge of the subject. They are arranged in the sequence necessary to a gradient of increasing knowledge of the subject. After each item there is a place for the initial of the student or the person checking the student out. When the checksheet is fully initialed it is complete, meaning the student may now take an exam and be granted the award for completion. Some checksheets are required to be gone through twice before completion is granted. (HCOB 19 Jun 71 III)”

More detailed explanation about what a Checksheet actually is you find in HCO PL 27 Jul 69 “What is a Checksheet”, it was written by ‘Tony Dunleavy, Planning & Training Aide’, it said that it was done ‘for L. Ron Hubbard’. This is another HCO PL that was not actually written by L. Ron Hubbard. It is found in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division 4’ (1972) on page 211.
On 16 Oct ’74 it was cancelled as an HCO PL and ‘Revised by CS-4*’, and consequently ‘Approved by: All Aides*’. Now the reference had become BPL 27 Jul 69R “same title”. The above quotation from L. Ron Hubbard about checksheets is in its entirety (excepting only the last sentence) found in this BPL, this quotation is attributed as deriving from L. Ron Hubbard in the BPL itself.

The presently used reference for ‘Checksheets’ is HCO PL 21 Jul 81 “What Is a Checksheet”. Part of the revision notes say: “(Cancels BPL 27 Jul 69R WHAT IS A CHECKSHEET.)”. Here we can also ask why it was released under a new date, it is largely matching the reference that is replacing it. The one big, big difference also here is that it is now attributed to L. Ron Hubbard as being the originator.
The present version of this new policy letter is HCO PL 21 Jul 81R (Revised 25 Jul 87), Issue I “What is a Checksheet”. It is found in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division, Volume 4’ (1991) on pages 441-442. The only change that I can perceive from scanning through this revision from 1987 and comparing with the original 1981 version is that it had turned into an “Issue I”. This means that another issue was given the same release date.

Even if the original 1969 HCO PL was replaced in 1974 with the largely rewritten BPL, for the issuance of the 1981 HCO PL the compiler actually reverted back to the original HCO PL release from 1969. Some sections however that were added in the BPL version are also found in the 1981 HCO PL release.

I've made it possible for you to determine exactly which parts from the 1981 release match the text as found in the original 1969 HCO PL release. For the sections that match the BPL release from 1974 the relevant parts have been added. The full text is given of this HCO PL version. This pop-up window you will find here.

  
 Chronology:
   What should have been done: What has been done:
    HCO PL 27 Jul 69RB “What is a Checksheet”    - HCO PL 27 Jul 69 “What is a Checksheet”
  (Revised 16 October 1974 
Re-revised 21 July 1981
Re-re-revised 25 July 1987)
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BPL 27 Jul 69R “same title”
HCO PL 21 Jul 81 Issue I “same title”
HCO PL 21 Jul 81R Issue I “same title”

That is if it had been written by L. Ron Hubbard. You may as well turn it into BPL 27 Jul 69RB “What is a Checksheet”.

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Back to Main Index About ‘Demonstrations’:  HCO PL 15 Apr 72 “Demonstration”  &  BTB 29 Oct 70RA “Demo Kits”

Demonstration is also a vital ingredient of this study technology. The basic idea is that a student that can not apply the materials that he has studied in fact is quite useless to have around. Within Scientology such persons are considered glib students, these are “students you won't be able to find any fault in who yet won't be able to apply or use the data they are passing.”  LRH (from HCO PL 4 Oct 64 “Theory Checkout Data”). The main references discussing and laying these principles are HCO PL 24 Sept 64 “Instruction and Examination: Raising the Standard of” & HCO PL 4 Oct 64 “Theory Checkout Data”. These are both written by L. Ron Hubbard and can be consulted in either the 1970-74 or the 1991 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes.

A third reference about this focuses on demonstration itself, it sums up the different ways how this can be done. This is HCO PL 15 Apr 72 “Demonstration”. This reference however appears also not to have been compiled by L. Ron Hubbard. You will look in vain for this reference in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division 4’ (1972) for reason that this volume is only covering references released until September 1971. It appears that it only exists as an original Mimeo print-off.

HCO PL 15 Apr 72 “Demonstration” says that it was compiled ‘On the instructions of LRH by Training and Services Aide’. This Aide is not mentioned by its full name, however at the bottom of the reference we do find his initials: ‘BL’. I am fairly confident that this is Brian Livingston.
On 31 Jul ’74 it was cancelled as being an HCO PL and ‘Revised & Reissued as BPL by Flag Mission 1234’, this Mission was held by ‘Andrea Lewis’ & ‘Molly Harlow’. Now the reference was in use as BPL 15 Apr 72R “same title”. We find that only one word had been exchanged (indicated in italics on the BPL).

In 1981 this BPL was replaced by HCO PL 23 Jul 81 I “The Use of Demonstration”. Part of the revision notes inform us about the following:
“(... BPL 15 Apr 72R DEMONSTRATION was written from a talk I have the Training and Services Aide in Apr 1972.  BPL 15 Apr 72R is hereby cancelled and its text is reissued here, with some revisions, as an HCO PL.)”
And also here we can wonder about why it was released under a new date, it is almost in its entirety matching the reference that is replacing it. The talk referred to is also from 1972.
There is something more to say about this 1981 HCO PL. The revision notes also tell us that “(BTB 29 Oct 70RA DEMO KITS is hereby cancelled as it made it seem that the student would use his Demo Kit constantly while he studied. ...)”. I found that from the 7 paragraphs that this BTB is long, that 4 paragraphs have been inserted at 2 different locations into the 1981 HCO PL with only some minor changes in the text itself. BTB 29 Oct 70RA “Demo Kits” says that it was written by ‘Flag Cl VIII Crs Supervisor for L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’, the initials of this person are ‘JH’, this is most likely Jon Horwich.
What we see is that the 1981 HCO PL took its texts from 2 existing references, both of which were not written by L. Ron Hubbard. The 1981 HCO PL compilation however is attributed as fully deriving from L. Ron Hubbard.

The present version of this new policy letter is HCO PL 23 Jul 81R (Revised 10 Jan 84) I “The Use of Demonstration”. It is found in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division, Volume 4’ (1991) on pages 443/445. It was now also made available under the HCOB issue-type: “(Also issued as HCOB 10 Jan. 84.)”. Why was this HCOB version not given the date of the HCO PL? This HCOB 10 Jan 84 “The Use of Demonstration” is found in ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology: Volume XII, 1980-1984’ (1991) on pages 454/456.
This 1984 revision is almost completely rewritten, while the BPL was pretty much identical to the 1981 release. How is it to be justified that the 1981 HCO PL changed the date of BPL (when being about identical), but that the 1984 revision (which involved a very extensive revision) remains having the same date, and only received an ‘R’ following the year for revision?

Also here I've made it possible for you to determine exactly which parts from the original 1981 release (exists only as an original mimeo print-off) match the text as found in the BPL release. It will give you the full text of this BPL-revision and the original 1981 version. Click here to consult, pop-up window. If you wish to see the significant differences with the 1984 revision you can pull your copy of ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division, Volume 4’ (1991), go to pages 443-445 and compare. I made near the end of the pop-up window some comments also about vital questionable changes found in the 1984 revision!

  
 Chronology:
   What should have been done: What has been done:
    HCO PL 15 Apr 72RB “Demonstration”    - HCO PL 15 Apr 72 “Demonstration”
  (Revised 31 July 1974 
Re-revised 23 July 1981
  Re-re-revised 10 January 1984)
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BPL 15 Apr 72R “same title”
HCO PL 23 July 81 Issue I “The Use of Demonstration”
HCO PL 23 July 81R Issue I “same title”
HCOB 10 Jan 84 “same title”

HCOB 29 Oct 70 “Demo Kits”
BTB? 29 Oct 70R (Rev date?) “same title”
BTB 29 Oct 70RA (Rev & Reiss 5 Oct 77) “same title”
    HCOB 15 Apr 72RB “Demonstration” 
(released also under the HCOB issue-type
on 10 January 1984)
   
  (Revised 31 July 1974 
Re-revised 23 July 1981
  Re-re-revised 10 January 1984)
   

That is if it had been written by L. Ron Hubbard. You may as well turn it into BPL 15 Apr 72RB “Demonstration”. I am not sure what to do actually with the 1984 revision, it's like a different reference.

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Back to Main Index About ‘Checkouts’:

None of the these HCO PL's were written by L. Ron Hubbard, they had all turned in BPL's during the later 70's, because of them not having been written by L. Ron Hubbard. Then in 1981 they were reissued as/replaced by 3 HCO PL's which were all attributed as having been written by L. Ron Hubbard. At present none of these HCO PL's are in use, of 2 of them it is confirmed that they had been cancelled because they were not written (or approved) by L. Ron Hubbard.

 
Go back HCO PL 14 Mar 71 “On Giving Checkouts”  &  HCO PL 21 Feb 71 “Supervisor Checkouts”

BPL 14 Mar 71RA “On Giving Checkouts” informs us that it was ‘Revised & Reissued 7 July 1975 as BPL’ and then ‘Re-Revised 9 October 1977’. It says further that it was compiled by ‘Training & Services Aide’ (initials: ‘JH’, this is probably Jon Horwich) and ‘Flag Dir of Training’ (initials: ‘MG’) and that it was done ‘for L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’.
In 1977 it was ‘Revised by Sally Miscavige, Tech Compilations Unit’.

HCO PL 21 Feb 71 “Supervisor Checkouts” was compiled by ‘LRH Pers Comm’ (initials: ‘KU’, this is Ken Urquhart) and ‘from notes by L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’. In 1974 it was suspended per HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” (see HCO PL Subject Index, released 1976). In 1977 it was reinstated, BPL 21 Feb 71R “Supervisor Checkouts” informs us that it was ‘Reissued 16 October 1977’ and ‘Revised by Sally Miscavige, Tech Compilations Unit’.

In 1981 both these BPL's were incorporated into HCO PL 31 Aug 81 “Giving Starrate Checkouts”. The revision notes said: “(This PL incorporates the relevant data from the above BPLs.)”. This new HCO PL is attributed to L. Ron Hubbard. You can compare the matching parts on the pop-up window that I made when you click here. The whole text from the 1981 HCO PL can be seen from it (all the bold and the black text).

HCO PL 31 Aug 81 “Giving Starrate Checkouts” in its turn was cancelled by HCO PL 14 Mar 71 (Reissued 25 Jul 87) “On Giving Checkouts”. The revision notes tell us “(This HCO PL was originally issued in 1971. It was later revised and converted to a BPL without LRH's approval. That BPL was subsequently canceled and remains canceled. The original HCO PL is hereby reinstated.)”. That it says that it “was later revised and converted to a BPL without LRH's approval” is entirely irrelevant. It did not require the approval of L. Ron Hubbard! An initiative was instigated in 1974 to cancel HCOB's & HCO PL's that were not written by LRH, and if needed to have them reissued as either BTB's or BPL's. This revision comment becomes ironical as we have it confirmed that the “original HCO PL” was not written by L. Ron Hubbard, but now all of a sudden it is claimed in this 1987 revision of this reference release that it was! The original 1971 HCO PL basically was restored (only a few changes were made in the text) and it was given its original release date. It is found in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division, Volume 4’ (1991) on page 396. The big, big difference is that this 1987 release is now attributed to L. Ron Hubbard!

Also the original version of HCO PL 21 Feb 71 “Supervisor Checkouts” was reinstated (it is slightly different from the later BPL version). HCO PL 21 Feb 71RA (Revised 25 Jul 87) “Supervisor Checkouts” is found in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division, Volume 4’ (1991) on pages 393-394. Part of the revision notes say: “(This HCO PL was originally issued in 1971, then altered by another and reissued as BPL 21 feb. 71R, same title. That BPL was canceled in 1981 and remains canceled. The original HCO PL is now reinstated ...)”. I comment on this with that the “original HCO PL” also was written by “another”. The revision notes seem to want to relay to us that it was not. Per the data that we have it was compiled by the ‘LRH Pers Comm’ (Ken Urquhart) and taken ‘from notes by L. RON HUBBARD’. This doesn't make L. Ron Hubbard the author of this reference. Here as with the previous reference, it is now wholly attributed to L. Ron Hubbard!

What the above 2 paragraphs try to communicate to us then, is that the 1981 release was done by someone else, and that HCO PL 14 Mar 71 “On Giving Checkouts” was not compiled or written by ‘Training & Services Aide’and‘Flag Dir of Training’. And that HCO PL 21 Feb 71 “Supervisor Checkouts” was also not compiled or written by‘Training & Services Aide’.No, both of these were written by L. Ron Hubbard to begin with!

From these 2 reinstated HCO PL's as found in the 1991 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes, only HCO PL “Supervisor Checkouts” received the proper revision indication namely ‘RA’ (it was revised since the BPL version which was an ‘R’.). HCO PL “Giving Starrate Checkouts” should have received the indication ‘RB’ (it was revised since the BPL version which was an ‘RA’.)

 
Go back HCO PL 3 Mar 71 “Starrate Outpoints”

BPL 3 Mar 71R “Starrate Outpoints” says that it was ‘Revised & Reissued 26 June 1975 as BPL’. It says further that it was compiled by ‘Flag Director of Training’ (initials: ‘JH’, probably Jon Horwich) and ‘As ordered by L. RON HUBBARD’.
The revision was done by ‘Flag Mission 1234 2nd, Molly Gillian’.

In 1981 it was replaced by HCO PL 29 Oct 81 “Starrate Outpoints”. The revision notes said: “(Cancels and Replaces BPL 3 Mar 71R STARRATE OUTPOINTS)”. This new HCO PL is attributed as wholly deriving from L. Ron Hubbard and carries his name underneath to give witness to that fact! Both the BPL and the replacing 1981 HCO PL are pretty much identical. The first paragraph added the following text: “This list was originally compiled at my request and is now being reissued to give it the full force of an HCO PL.”
You can compare the matching parts on the pop-up window that I made when you click here.

This 1981 HCO PL was cancelled on 25 Jul ’87 by HCO PL 29 Oct 81 “HCO PL 29 October 1981, Starrate Outpoints; Canceled”. This HCO PL was written and issued by: ‘CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL’. It said amongst other (underlining is mine): “HCO PL 29 Oct. 81, STARRATE OUTPOINTS, was not written by LRH and is hereby CANCELED. It was an incomplete and unnecessary collection of excerpts from the HCO PLs listed ... .”.
Meaning that L. Ron Hubbard did not write: “This list was originally compiled at my request ...” (as found in the 1981 HCO PL). But then, had he also not ‘ordered’ to have the original HCO PL 3 Mar 71 “Starrate Outpoints” to be written? The Church of Scientology International seems to be also of that opinion when they write: “It was an incomplete and unnecessary collection of excerpts ...”. In addition they wrote in the cancelling HCO PL: “BPL 3 Mar. 71R, STARRATE OUTPOINTS, which was already canceled by the 29 Oct. 81 PL, remains canceled.”.

And what do you know! Although this HCO PL 3 Mar 71 “Starrate Outpoints” nor the 1981 version are found in the 1991 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes, it appears to be in use again! This issue had been restored since and is now HCO PL 3 Mar 71 (Reissued 21 Feb 96) “Starrate Outpoints”. Due to this reinstatement we can conclude then that the “incomplete and unnecessary collection of excerpts” were found not anymore to be “incomplete” or “unnecessary”!

  
 Chronology:
   What should have been done: What has been done:
    HCO PL 3 Mar 71RC “Starrate Outpoints”   - HCO PL 3 Mar 71 “Starrate Outpoints”
  (Revised and reissued 26 June 1975 
Re-revised 29 October 1981
Cancelled 25 July 1987
Reinstated 21 February 1996)
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BPL 3 Mar 71R “same title”
HCO PL 29 Oct 81 “same title”
HCO PL 29 Oct 81 “Starrate Outpoints; Canceled”
HCO PL 3 Mar 71 “Starrate Outpoints”

 
Go back HCO PL 17 May 71 II “Student Points”

HCO PL 17 May 71 II “Student Points” was revised one time as an HCO PL before it was ‘Revised & Reissued 10 June 1974 as BPL’. BPL 17 May 71RC II “same title” was revised on 21 Mar ’75. Various additions were written to this ‘RC’ version and were issued separately as BPL's. they were indicated as ‘BPL 17 May 71RC-1’, ‘BPL 17 May 71RC-2’ & ‘BPL 17 May 71RC-3’. These additions were added by various different persons, and were incorporated in a last BPL version issued on 27 Apr ’77. This became BPL 17 May 71RD II “same title”. This latest version was the result of a variety of persons adding information into it about how to effectively count student points.

In 1981 it was replaced by HCO PL 18 Apr 81 “The Standard Student Points System”. The revision notes said: “(Cancels BPL 17 May 71RD II STUDENT POINTS)”. This new HCO PL is now attributed as wholly deriving from L. Ron Hubbard and carries his name underneath to give witness to that fact!. This 1981 HCO PL had basically been rewritten, the rules about how to count the student points became more extensive, the reference turned 7 pages long. Page 6 & 7 had various explaining text supposedly written by L. Ron Hubbard added to it that was not really to be found in the BPL. Wholly new was the section about Daily Student Reports.

This 1981 HCO PL was cancelled on 6 Aug ’90 by “HCO PL 18 Apr 81 “Cancellation of HCO PL 18 April 1981, The Standard Student Points System”. This HCO PL was written and issued by: ‘CHURCH OF SCIENTOLOGY INTERNATIONAL’ and ‘Authorized by AVC INTERNATIONAL’. It said amongst other (underlining is mine):
“HCO PL 18 Apr. 81, THE STANDARD STUDENT POINTS SYSTEM, which was not written or approved by LRH, is hereby cancelled. ... The complete system for counting student points is issued in Scientology Policy Directive 6 August 1990, THE STANDARD STUDENT POINTS SYSTEM, and is to be used by students and Supervisor to calculate this ... .”  The cancelling 1990 HCO PL also comments: “This issue contained a complex penalty system”, still I did not find that there is a big difference with the SPD reference that is replacing HCO PL 18 Apr 81.

The present version of this Scientology Policy Directive reference is: SPD 6 Aug 90RA (Revised 30 Dec 02) I “The Standard Student Points System”.

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Back to Main Index A revealing example:  HCOB 8 Jan 73 “Study and Education Tape Amendment”

It was written and issued by Brian Livingston, which it very clearly says. Later on 8 Jul ’74 this was turned into a BTB. The only revision consisted of changing “HCOB” to “BTB” in the last paragraph.

Then in 1981 it was again reissued, and given a new issue date. It became an HCOB issue-type again: HCOB 21 Jan 81 “same title”. Revision notes tell us “(BTB 8 Jan 73 STUDY AND EDUCATION TAPE AMENDMENT is cancelled as it unclearly gave ‘116ft.’ from the beginning of the tape as the location of the quoted passage.)”, and accordingly it was adjusted to “18 minutes” in the 1981 reissue of this data. This was not the only change, basically it was rewritten and now all of a sudden fully attributed as deriving from L. Ron Hubbard. Was L. Ron Hubbard really involved rewriting these things? I am sorry to say that I don't think that he bothered about these trifles as this ‘Study and Education Tape Amendment’, and in particular not rewriting such things and then take the credit for it. This is what I consider being revealing, he simply had other fishes to fry. He has not done these things in particular prior to this either. L. Ron Hubbard worked out the general scheme of some things, wrote the main leading policies and technical data. Others were patching up some of the details, or were writing up practical solutions to the observations they had made. The original HCOB from 1973 and the BTB do not note the involvement of L. Ron Hubbard anywhere. Only the copyrighting was done in his name, as all Scientology organization publication were subjected to. You can compare the original BTB version with the 1981 HCOB version on a pop-up window, click here to consult.

This HCOB 21 Jan 81 “Study and Education Tape Amendment” got cancelled later on by HCO Admin Letter 30 Sept 91 “Cancellation of Issues”. This issue cancelled also 30 other primarily HCOB's. It said: “None of these issues were written by LRH and were incorrectly issued as HCO Bulletins. Some were versions of LRH issues edited by others for courses which have since been cancelled.”

Indeed this ‘Study and Education Tape Amendment’ had become superfluous after so many years as it had said in the 1981 HCOB: “Future tapes will have this corrected.”

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Back to Main Index About ‘Clay Demonstration’:  HCOB 10 Dec 70 “Clay Table Work in Training”

A first mention of this is found in HCOB 11 Oct 67 “Clay Table Training”. It says:
         “PURPOSE  
1. 
To make the materials being studied real to the student by making him DEMONSTRATE them in clay.
        
   
2. 
To give a proper balance of mass and significance.
 
    3.  To teach the student to apply.”          LRH  

Two other HCOB's were released during 1970 concerning Clay Demo's that added to its application. One of them was HCOB 22 Apr 70 “Clay Table Demo Checkouts” . It was written and compiled by ‘Deputy Preparations Chief, Flag’ and it was done ‘for L. RON HUBBARD, Founder’. The initials given for this person are ‘DSM’. In 1974 it was reissued as a BTB by ‘Sally Miscavige, Tech Compilation Unit’. Then on 3 Oct ’77 it got revised. It had turned into BTB 22 Apr 70R “same title”.
The other one was HCOB 30 Oct 70 “Clay Demo”. This one was written and compiled by ‘Flag Class VIII Course Supervisor’ and done ‘for L. RON HUBBARD, Founder’. The initials given for this person are ‘JH’, this is most likely Jon Horwich. During the later ’70's it was reissued as an BTB, it became BTB 30 Oct 70R “same title” (can you help me with a copy of this, please contact me!)

In December of that year then L. Ron Hubbard wrote HCOB 10 Dec 70 “Clay Table Work in Training”.

In July of the following year another HCOB was issued. This was HCOB 6 Jul 71 II “Clay Demo Errors”. This was written and compiled by ‘Training & Services Aide’ and done ‘for L. RON HUBBARD, Founder’. The initials given for this person are ‘BW’, this is likely Barry Watson. On 28 Jul ’74 it was revised and reissued as a BTB by ‘FMO 1234 I/C & 2nd’. It got reinstated on October 4, ' 77. Now it had turned into BTB 6 Jul 71R II “same title”.

In 1981 HCOB 10 Dec 70 “Clay Table Work in Training” was revised and turned into HCOB 10 Dec 70R (Revised 10 Feb 81) I “same title”. The revision notes tell amongst other “(Revised to include the valid data from the above BTBs ...)”. It referred to the 3 BTB's that were being cancelled by it which were:
         BTB 22 Apr 70R “Clay Table Demo Checkouts”
BTB 30 Oct 70R “Clay Demo”
BTB 6 Jul 71R II “Clay Demo Errors”
        

Still the story does not end here. HCOB 22 Apr 70 “Clay Table Demo Checkouts” was being reissued in 1989 as follows: HCOB 22 Apr 70R (Revised 2 Aug 89) “same title”. Its revision notes said amongst other: “(This HCOB was originally written at LRH's directions and approved by him. In 1974 it was incorrectly cancelled and reissued as BTB 22 Apr 70, CLAY TABLE DEMO CHECKOUTS. ...)”. As I said earlier it was written and compiled by ‘Deputy Preparations Chief, Flag’ and it was done ‘for L. RON HUBBARD, Founder’. The initials given for this person are ‘DSM’. On this original release there is no notice about “it being written at LRH's directions” or/and it being “approved by him”. It was also not “incorrectly cancelled and reissued as BTB”. This was simply the fate of those references that were not written by L. Ron Hubbard. These revision notes of this reissue from 1989 do however confirm that it was not written by L. Ron Hubbard, and this makes the HCOB issue-type the wrong issue-type for this reference either way!

I've created a pop-up window that gives the full text of HCOB 10 Dec 70R (Revised 10 Feb 81) I “Clay Table Work in Training”. It also gives you full information of what had been done, and which parts from these BTB's that had been incorporated (rewritten) into this new HCOB which remained fully attributed to L. Ron Hubbard. The fact is though that it now contained various data deriving from 3 other persons! This pop-up window you will find here.

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Some additional examples

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Go back HCOB 23 Jun 71 “The Secret of Fast Courses”

The reference says that it was compiled by ‘Training & Services Aide’. This Aide is also not mentioned by its full name, but we do find the initials of this person at the bottom of the reference: ‘BW’. I think this is Barry Watson.
The illustrations have been drawn up by ‘Flag Artist’, the initials for this person found at the bottom of the reference reveal ‘RG’. This must be Richard Gorman.
The HCOB contains 2 quotations from L. Ron Hubbard, these are indicated with “– LRH” at the end of the quotations. The remainder of the text found in this reference appears then also to be deriving from this Training & Services Aide.

On 24 Nov ’74 it was cancelled as being an HCOB and unrevised reissued as BTB 23 Jun 71 “same title”. It appears that the drawings from the original mimeo print-off version of the BTB prior to inclusion in the 1976-80 release of “The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology” have been reworked. They are still the same drawings, but they are improved here and there.

In 1987 the reference turns back again into an HCOB and becomes HCOB 23 Jun 71R (Revised 25 Jul 87) “same title”. Some changes are being made in the text, and all the drawings have been replaced by others (notice the old E-meters being swapped for the today's version on these drawings). In the original reference still some credit is given to the artist, in the 1987 revision no credit of any kind is given to the creator of these new illustrations. The revision notes as found on the original mimeo print-off of this HCOB say:
“(HCOB 23 June 71 was incorrectly canceled and reissued as Board Technical Bulletin 23 June 71, Re-rev. 4.11.77. That BTB is hereby CANCELED and the original HCOB is reinstated.)”
We learn here that the BTB release was once more revised on 11 Apr ’77. This 1987 HCOB release says at the end: ‘L. RON HUBBARD, Founder’ & ‘Revision assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations’. The original 1971 HCOB version however gives no indication of any involvement of L. Ron Hubbard himself or that he even knew about the release of it! The BTB version issued in 1974 only talks about ‘Commodore's Staff Aides’ & ‘Approved by the Board of Issues for the BOARDS OF DIRECTORS of the CHURCHES OF SCIENTOLOGY’. When we take that in consideration then was it “incorrectly canceled and reissued as Board Technical Bulletin ...”? And was it actually correct to put L. Ron Hubbard's name underneath it in the 1987 release?
The rule applicable is:
        
“When I have not seen or okayed a policy letter or a bulletin or a Sec ED* but it is published by the authority of a held post such as HCO Sec*, it should be signed ‘Jane Doe (actual name of person issuing) HCO Sec (or other title)’.
        
 
The field or public must not be led to believe that I have written or issued things I have not. Further, other people have authority, too.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 21 Jun 59 “Signatures on Bulletins, Policy Letters and Sec EDs”)
 

You can verify various of the changes for yourself in the pop-up window that I created. You can compare the version of the BTB that was included in the 1976-80 release of “The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology” with the version of the HCOB that was included in 1991 release of these same volumes. The full text of the BTB is given. This pop-up window you will find here.

 
Go back HCOB 7 Apr 72 “Touch Assists; Correct Ones”

On 23 Jun ’74 cancelled as HCOB and revised reissued as BTB 7 Apr 72R “same title”.
Then issued as HCOB 7 Apr 72RA (Revised 25 Aug 87) “same title”.

The introduction of this reference (1st four paragraphs) seem to have been written by L. Ron Hubbard. But this is then not indicated on the BTB version. What then follows are these notes of the Flag Medical Officer which are about: “TALK BY LRH TO FLAG MEDICAL OFFICERS ON TOUCH ASSISTS, WITH DEMONSTRATION”. The BPL at the bottom is signed with: ‘Notes of Flag medical Officer’ (with initials: ‘JD’). The 1987 HCOB revision only says at the bottom: ‘L. RON HUBBARD, Founder’.

The BTB and the 1987 HCOB revision are pretty much the same. The only changes catching one's eyes are (1) that in the BTB is found a text from L. Ron Hubbard that has been skipped in the 1987 HCOB revision. It was following the 1st paragraph under the heading “EXTREMITY”:
        
“The way you run the touch assist is
        
        
give the command
 
   
then touch.
 
 
“Do not touch and then give the command as it's backwards.
 
 
“This requires a drill
 
   
‘Feel my finger.’
 
   
Then touch a point.”          LRH
 
It appears though that this is not found either in the original 1972 HCOB. It was added in the BTB by ‘Flag Mission 1234’, ‘I/C: CPO* Andrea Lewis’ & ‘2nd: Molly Harlow’.
The other obvious difference (2) is that in the section with the heading: “THE ASSIST DEMO DONE ON ARTHUR HUBBARD” the below illustration was added:
    
Here we may ask: “Who's idea was that?” It must have been that someone thought that the accompanying text was not sufficient or clarifying enough: “(Arthur had a wound on his right foot, right side at ball of foot location, wound not healing quickly.)”.

So what do we actually have? An introduction from L. Ron Hubbard (4 paragraphs) and in the remainder of the issue we see these notes from this Flag Medical Officer. The question is: “Should it have been issued as an HCOB?”

 
Go back HCOB 22 Oct 70 II “‘No Overts’ Cases”

This reference is not found anywhere in the 1976-80 release of ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes, also not in the official update packs updated till 1985, and it is not among the issues that the I HELP organization send to practicing auditors in the field which they did until the 1991 release of ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes.
It appears only available as an original mimeo print-off. At the end of the original HCOB release it said: ‘Extracted from LRH C/Sed Folders by D/CS-4* for L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’. The initials given for this D/CS-4 were ‘GE’, this could be Guy Eltringham. In 1974 it was re-released as BTB 22 Oct 70 II “same title”.

Then we find it again in the 1991 release of “The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology”. The original mimeo print-off version of the HCOB has revision notes, which are not found in the version as it appears in the volumes. These notes read:
    “Reissued 7 April 1991. This HCOB was originally written at LRH's directions and approved by him. In 1974 it was incorrectly cancelled and reissued as BTB 22 October 70 II ‘NO OVERTS’ CASES. That BTB is cancelled and this issue is hereby restored as an HCOB with the correction of errors made in transcribing the LRH C/Ses. Corrections not in script.”

A few comments can be made here. How do we know that this was “originally written at LRH's directions and approved by him? The original HCOB release does not say this!  HCOB's at that time did not require origination nor approval by L. Ron Hubbard himself. The original HCOB only had said: ‘Extracted from LRH C/Sed Folders by D/CS-4 for L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’.
The rule applicable to this is:  (underlining is mine)
        
“When I have knowledge of or have okayed a bulletin, policy letter or Sec ED but have not actually written it, it should be signed ‘Jane Doe (the name of the actual writer) for L. Ron Hubbard, Executive Director’.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 21 Jun 59 “Signatures on Bulletins, Policy Letters and Sec EDs”)
        

Another comment that can be made is that these revision notes say “it was incorrectly cancelled and reissued as BTB ...” and then that the “BTB is cancelled and this issue is hereby restored as an HCOB with the correction of errors made in transcribing”. Can we talk about transcribing errors, when the issue as per the indications that we have was an origination of some D/CS-4?
One sentence as it appears on the original HCOB release from 1970:
        
“Ron, in mid-1970, developed some additional processes to handle the type of case that ‘has never done anything bad.’”
        
... and as it appears on the 1991 release of the same HCOB:
        
“In mid-1970 some additional processes were developed to handle the type of case that ‘has never done anything bad.’”.
        

 
Go back HCO PL 13 Sept 88 (Marketing Series 24) “The Positioning Era”

The notices on the original mimeo print-off said that “LRH advised in 1979 that it be issued as a Policy Letter” (please note that this line is not found in ‘The Management Series: Volume 3’ (1991 release).

Then its introduction reads:
    “The following is the text of an excellent booklet written by Jack Trout and Al Ries, published by Ries Cappiello Colwel in the 1970s. This booklet, titled The Positioning Era, is a key reference on the technology of positioning and is a vital tool for Marketing personnel and PRs.
  In reading this booklet, one should keep in mind that it was written without the benefit of Dianetics and Scientology technology on the spirit and the mind, and it does not change or supplant that technology.”

After viewing all this, can we conclude that L. Ron Hubbard actually wrote this introduction? It was released 2½ years after he had dropped his body, or it must be that no exact date is known, and so it was given the date it was released. However when you write: “The following is the text of an excellent booklet ...”, words that indicate that you are going to release it, then would it be plausible to have no date? So, did L. Ron Hubbard write this introduction? We do know that he did not write the remainder of the text found in this HCO PL (ca 25 pages) which is the “booklet written by Jack Trout and Al Ries”.

If the rules are:
        
“Only when I have personally written a bulletin, a policy letter or a Sec ED should it be signed ‘L. Ron Hubbard’ or ‘L. Ron Hubbard, Executive Director’.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 21 Jun 59 “Signatures on Bulletins, Policy Letters and Sec EDs”)
        
Why then is this HCO PL 13 Sept 88 “The Positioning Era” on the last page at the bottom signed: ‘L. RON HUBBARD, Founder’?

There are various other HCO PL's in this Marketing Series that received a similar treatment. They are found in ‘The Management Series: Volume 3’ (1991 release) on pages 211-297.

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Back to Main Index ‘Written by’ or ‘assisted by’ Peter Hemery?:  HCO PL 4 Aug 61 “Private Mail and Telephone Calls”

This issue is found in both the 1970-74 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes (see ‘Volume 1’ on page 175 & ‘Volume 3’ on page186) and the 1991 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes (see ‘Volume 3’ on page149). The date of the issue, routing, title and the full texture of the version as found in both these releases are identical, differences however are found in the signing area.

As found in ‘The Organization Executive Course’ Volumes 1 & 3 (1971 & 73): As found in ‘The Organization Executive Course’ Volume 3 (1991):
     Issued by:    Peter Hemery
HCO Sec WW
    for
    L. RON HUBBARD               
     L. RON HUBBARD
Founder
  Assisted by
HCO Secretary WW

Peter Hemery“In a spare moment Ron snapped PETER HEMERY's photo before the tiled fireplace in Ron's study.”  Aug ’64

At least the involvement of Peter Hemery in this reference has been noted in the 1991 version (be it only under his post name), whereas in the previous analyzed references (see earlier chapters) the involvement of the original compilers have been completely erased!

This Peter Hemery was responsible for quite a variety of releases, I checked around in the 1970-74 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes and this particular reference seems to be the only one that has been maintained and is still found in the 1991 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes.

Why however is he not addressed anymore also by his own name as did the original release? He is most definitely a real person (see illustration).

“When I have knowledge of or have okayed a bulletin, policy letter or Sec ED but have not actually written it, it should be signed ‘Jane Doe (the name of the actual writer) for L. Ron Hubbard, Executive Director’.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 21 Jun 59 “Signatures on Bulletins, Policy Letters and Sec EDs”)

This may mean as many as five or six names may be signed to policy letters I did not personally write.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 20 Oct 66 “Signatures of Pol Ltrs”)

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A summary, reflections over findings, and proposal to solution

Back to Main Index Conclusions, options and recollections

The problem that I personally have with such releases is that the revision notes can be based on very shaky grounds, them being just assumptions, or –as I have shown– are contrary to data that we find in previous versions of the references. Sometimes revision notes are not even present in the original mimeo print-off and as a rule they are skipped in the volumes release of the exact same reference. The versions as found in the 1991 volumes release may give the impression of dedicated involvement of L. Ron Hubbard, when in fact this can be unverified and unsubstantiated! To “have knowledge of” is also not the same as dedicated involvement. And in some cases we do not even have it verified that he would have had knowledge about some release, this as per the data that we have, but we then find L. Ron Hubbard's name at the bottom of that reference attributed as being the compiler/writer.

 
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Was it in error that HCO PL 27 Sept 63 “Training Technology, Pink Sheets”, HCO PL 27 Jul 69 “What is a Checksheet” & HCO PL 15 Apr 72 “Demonstration” were attributed to other persons than L. Ron Hubbard? Were these then deriving from L. Ron Hubbard, and in 1981 this was being corrected and they were then issued revised as HCO PL 4 Aug 81R “Pink Sheets”, HCO PL 21 Jul 81R I “What is a Checksheet” & HCO PL 23 Jul 81R I “The Use of Demonstration”?
Since around 1990 we see the intention of Scientology management to restore original release dates and/or when some text was actually written/compiled. (for some examples click here, separate window). What can be the reason for that this is knowingly not being done with our first 3 HCO PL's from 1981? They are still dated 1981 also in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division, Volume 4’ (1991 release), see pages 441-450. Also I am not aware of this being corrected in later years till very recent. There is no question about it that the first versions of these texts were actually put together during the 60's and early 70's (respectively 1963, 1969 & 1972), the first 2 are listed in ‘The Organization Executive Course: Technical Division 4’ (1972 release). Now, were these issues actually compiled by L. Ron Hubbard or were they not compiled by L. Ron Hubbard? I for sure would like to see the handwritten originals of these.
Question: “Is the reason why these HCO PL's are not given their original release dates, simply because people then will not associate too quickly with the earlier HCO PL and BPL versions?  or  Were they overlooked since the days (ca 1990) when the initiative of restoring old dates was instigated?”

How would we explain that various of those HCO PL's concerning study had been taken out of circulation because they were not written by L. Ron Hubbard, when at the same time additional HCO PL's concerning study (issued in the exact same time period) are still considered valid LRH issues this very day? How can we justify that, when we are confronted with the fact that ALL of these references in greater or lesser degree appear to be deriving or have taken their texts directly from references that are confirmed not having been written by L. Ron Hubbard!

It appears obvious that someone has been going around issuing a variety of references, and attributing them to L. Ron Hubbard, this without the actual knowledge or approval of L. Ron Hubbard. In fact many more references written during this period attributed as deriving from L. Ron Hubbard got cancelled 10 years later with the notice that these were written by someone else. An intriguing story were the Cramming Series, a total of 26 references that were released also during 1981. I discussed this in more detail on my page “The story of the ‘Cramming Series’ - LRH or not LRH?”, see Scientology index page.

 
Go back Everything (has to be) deriving from L. Ron Hubbard?

The tendency in the Scientology organization especially these later years is that everything studied has to be deriving from L. Ron Hubbard. But in fact many other than L. Ron Hubbard have actually written HCOB's and HCO PL's this during the first 24 years since the existence of the organization, and these writings were in use and much appreciated. When it was decided in January 1974 that these issue types from then on forward were going to be reserved for L. Ron Hubbard, very many of them in fact were reissued as either BPL's or BTB's, i.e. if found that the data as contained in them were still considered being of value. As an example still in 1976 we see the release of ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology: Auditing Series, Volume IX, 1965-1975’ (1976) that contained mostly BTB's. These BPL's and BTB's have been banned since the early 80's. Then in the 1991 release of ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ & ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes we find that basically every single reference is now attributed to L. Ron Hubbard, hardly any credit at all is given to previous attributers or compilers.
Question: “Are these rewrites an attempt to give the impression to people that L. Ron Hubbard did it all by himself? or Was this done as an authoritive measure so that people would not question some reference because it was written by someone else than L. Ron Hubbard?”

Would L. Ron Hubbard himself not have noticed that such very frequently used policy letters were attributed to others, when in fact he himself would have been the actual originator? If this was the case we know then that he did not take any action to correct any of that during the time he was still physically around. We basically have 3 options here:
     1.  In error they had been attributed to someone else as being the originator, which then was corrected in 1981;     
  2. They were written by someone else and L. Ron Hubbard took the texts, adjusted them, removed all other names, and reissued them under his own name;  
  3. Someone other than L. Ron Hubbard and/or the original compilers of these references was/were responsible for these having been issued. And here it has to be pointed out that any and all of these corrections took place after L. Ron Hubbard had disappeared from the public's view (oct 1979). Some have perceived that he was not in control since that time for a variety of reasons. For more about this, consult my page“LRH vs A New Order” (see Scientology index page).  

We experience that the old stock of old references is disappearing from the older organizations, or that they are simply discarded off in its entirety when International Management has patched up some org. Now, is the reason for that simply because of that people then can't start asking these questions that I am forwarding? (no stock = no data = nothing to find out). I may not be sure about all of this, I just point out any inconsistencies that I find. Let's suffice with saying that it bothers me.
The main question that you have to ask yourself is though: “Would L. Ron Hubbard himself take texts from other persons, rewrite and adjust them and issue them under his own name, giving no credit to any of the earlier compilers? or Would he have ordered other people to rewrite references like that?”.
Then please consider the following (I intended to stress what it says in the 4th paragraph, so I underlined it):
        
“Only when I have personally written a bulletin, a policy letter or a Sec ED should it be signed ‘L. Ron Hubbard’ or ‘L. Ron Hubbard, Executive Director’.
        
 
When I have knowledge of or have okayed a bulletin, policy letter or Sec ED but have not actually written it, it should be signed ‘Jane Doe (the name of the actual writer) for L. Ron Hubbard, Executive director’.
 
 
When I have not seen or okayed a policy letter or a bulletin or a Sec ED but it is published by the authority of a held post such as HCO Sec, it should be signed ‘Jane Doe (actual name of person issuing) HCO Sec (or other title)’.
 
 
The field or public must not be led to believe that I have written or issued things I have not. Further, other people have authority, too.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 21 Jun 59 “Signatures on Bulletins, Policy Letters and Sec EDs”)
(you may consult this reference in its original format here, pop-up window)
 

And:

        
“Any Policy Letter I have not personally written must bear the signatures of:
        
 
1.    The actual composer
 
 
2.    Each passing agency or identity required to make it legal
 
 
This may mean as many as five or six names may be signed to policy letters I did not personally write.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 20 Oct 66 “Signatures of Pol Ltrs”)
 


After the review of the above would it be plausible that L. Ron Hubbard himself would change or ordered to have changed:
        
“The Technology of issuing Pink Sheets was developed by LRH in 1963 at Saint Hill. On his order I piloted and wrote up the procedure on the original Saint Hill Special Briefing Course where most of today's training technology was developed.”  (written by Fred Hare, Auditing Supervisor SHSBC)
(from BPL 27 Sept 63RA (Revised and reissued 16 Jun 74 “Training Technology, Pink Sheets”)
        
into:
        
I developed the technology of pink sheets in 1963 at Saint Hill. It was piloted on the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course where much of today's training technology was developed.”  (attributed to L. Ron Hubbard)
(from HCO PL 4 Aug 1981R (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Pink Sheets”)
        

Or that L. Ron Hubbard is going around taking bits of pieces from different references and bring them together into one reference and then put his name underneath it, like in what for example had happened with HCO PL 23 Jul 81 I “Use of Demonstration”? Or to just pick some pieces of information developed by others, rewrite them (not giving any credit to those that originated it) and add them into already existing references originally written by him, which is what happened for example with HCOB 10 Dec 70R (Revised 10 Feb 81) I “Clay Table Work in Training”?

Well, I guess you'll have to be the judge of that!

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Back to Main Index Did L. Ron Hubbard develop all of Scientology by himself?

Some seem to think this, but is it true? In these foregoing chapters we have sufficient with reason to think that he did not. Can one expect one person being the best, the first and so on about everything? This kind of thinking in fact is an absurdity. What do we intend to create? May be some kind of God we can then kneel down to and adore? Clapping our hands to pictures of some person and all that? Is this what Scientology is all about? Well, obviously it is not! It may be this though for the feeble-minded ones among us, but for those who truly want to grow as a being it is most definitely not!

L. Ron Hubbard himself has been very clear about that we should give credit to what others have done also. But, as we have seen in foregoing chapters attempts are being made to transfer all of this credit to L. Ron Hubbard, even if we do have it confirmed that he did not compile, wrote or even knew about it. Those things that were developed or worked out by others should remain being credited to those who actually were responsible for that. There is in addition no reason either to remove the names of these persons either. So, if Fred Hare wrote something, then he wrote it, so give him credit for it. If Peter Hemery wrote something, so let him have the credit for that! Doing something else, removing their actual names (leaving only their post titles), or transfer the credit to L. Ron Hubbard is nothing else than silly and in fact dishonest! Whoever thought this one up and is doing these silly things, I wonder?

Harsh words are leaving my keyboard in the above .. My intent is though to get the message across of what doing these things actually involves! And my words may be looked upon as a wake up call ... .

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So, are we going to leave things as they are, or are we going to rectify some things? The question is: “What is the proper thing to do, really!”. This question does not need to be answered, I think it is quite obvious that some things need to be changed!

A proposal would be to simply go back into time and reverse some things. If one insisted on having separated issue-types for references actually written by L. Ron Hubbard and those written by others, then you could simply reinstate these BPL and also the BTB issue-types. You reinstate the credit which was given to the original compiler/writers of these issues in full. Still they would have the authority of actual policy and technical issues. If they had been revised by L. Ron Hubbard at some point, you simply note this on them, you do not however degrade the original compiler to some assistant (indicated as ‘assisted by ...’). You could however issue it as an HCO PL (under the same date) if in fact L. Ron Hubbard had actually rewritten the whole reference (although one may wonder why he would do so), and then the original originator of the reference could be indicated as ‘assisted by ...’. All this would just be a matter of proper judgment, and to relate things as they actually are!

This way you could thus still distinguish the LRH written materials easily from the non-LRH written materials as the “color flash” will be “green ink on cream paper” for BPL's, and “red ink on cream paper” for BTB's, as opposed to “green ink on white paper” for HCO PL's, and “red ink on white paper” for HCOB's for the LRH written materials. One should realize that in something like the subject of Scientology that we always are going to have material that was written up, compiled by, or thought up by someone else than L. Ron Hubbard. This is ‘a’ reality, no attempts should be made to ignore this, or cover this up by other ‘solutions’!

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Vocabulary:

     ..R, ..RA, ..RB (etc) or #R, #RA (etc):
For example: ‘HCO PL 24 Sept 70R’ & ‘HCO PL 24 Sept 70RA, etc. The given date denotes the first time it has been published in issue-form. The R, RA indication may also follow after an issue-number. The R stands for ‘Revision’ and would refer to that it has been revised since it was first published. If it is revised a 2nd time it is indicated as RA, a 3rd time RB, then RC, and so on.
     Aide, Aides:
Aide” is the title of a Flag staff officer on Flag who aids LRH with respect to a particular division, bureau, or zone of activity. Aides refers to all of the Commodore Staff for the other divisions.
     BPL:
Board Policy Letter’. Color flash–green ink on cream paper. These are the issues of the Boards of Directors of the Churches of Scientology and are separate and distinct from HCO Policy Letters written by LRH. Only LRH issues may be printed green on white for policy and only LRH issues may have the prefix HCO. These Board issues are valid as Policy. (BPL 14 Jan 74R I, New Issues).
  This issue-type was established in January 1974. In October 1975 a project was started to cancel HCO PL's not written by L. Ron Hubbard and if still found being of value having them reissued as BPL's. By 1980 all BPL's had been revoked.
     BTB:
Board Technical Bulletin’. Color flash–red ink on cream paper. These are the issues of the Boards of Directors of the Churches of Scientology and are separate and distinct from HCO Bulletins written by LRH. Only LRH issues may be printed green on white for Technical Bulletins and only LRH issues may have the prefix HCO. These Board issues are valid as tech. (BPL 14 Jan 74R I, New Issues).
  This issue-type was established in January 1974. In December 1974 a project was started to cancel HCO PL's not written by L. Ron Hubbard and if still found being of value having them reissued as BTB's. By 1980 all BTB's had been revoked.
     CPO:
Chief Petty Officer’.
     CS-4:
Commodore Staff-Division 4’. Mainly concerned with external Sea Org actions like handling Scientology Orgs, missions to be send for correction and Sea Org matters. Division 4 is the Technical division of a Scientology organization. CS-4 is also referred to as ‘Training and Services Aide’.
     D/CS-4:
Deputy/Commodore Staff for Division 4’. could also be referred to as ‘Deputy/Training and Services Aide’. Basically the deputy of the highest responsible person concerning technical matters. See also ‘CS-4’ in vocabulary.
     ED:

Executive Directive’. Issued by any Executive Council and named for the area it applies to. Thus ED WW, meaning issued to Worldwide. They are valid for only one year. They contain various immediate orders, programs, etc. They are blue ink on blue paper. (HCO PL 24 Sept 70R). Note that the rules for LRH ED's are slightly different, and these are blue ink on white paper with a special heading.
     HCOB:
Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin’. Color flash–red ink on white paper. Written by LRH only , but only so starting from January 1974. These are the technical issue line. All data for auditing and courses is contained in HCOBs. For more information go here (separate window).
    HCO PL:
Hubbard Communication Office Policy Letter’. Color flash–green ink on white paper. Written by LRH only, but only so starting from January 1974. These are the organizational and administrative issue line. For more information go here (separate window).
     HCO Secretary:
Today this is called the ‘HCO Area Secretary’. Usually referred to as ‘HAS’. The HAS is in charge of the HCO Division (Div. 1) of the organization. He has the function of establishing the organization.  
     LRH:
An usual abbreviation for ‘L. Ron Hubbard’.
     LRH ED:
L. Ron Hubbard Executive Directive’. Earlier called SEC ED's (Secretarial ED's). These are issued by LRH to various areas. They are not valid longer than one year if fully complied with when they are automatically retired. They otherwise remain valid until fully complied with or until amended or cancelled by another LRH ED. They carry current line, projects, programs, immediate orders and directions. They are numbered for area and sequence for the area and are sent to staffs or specific posts in orgs. They are blue ink on white paper with a special heading. (HCO PL 24 Sept 70R)
     LRH HCO PL:
This is to stress that this HCO PL was in actual fact written by L. Ron Hubbard and not someone else. See further at ‘HCO PL’ in vocabulary.
     ‘The Management Series’:
This is part of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volume series in where the references are instead categorized by subject in a numbered series of issues. See further at ‘The Organization Executive Course’ in vocabulary.
     ‘Modern Management Technology Defined’ (released 1976):
This is within the Scientology organization commonly referred to as simply ‘Admin Dictionary’. Presently used editions of this book are identical to this first edition.
     ‘The Organization Executive Course’:
Subtitled in the 1970-74 release: ‘An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy’. This is a series of books that contain the HCO PL's, and any references that are primarily dealing with administrative matters. They are divided up division wise. The HCO PL's are printed in green ink on white paper, and the volumes themselves come in green bindings. These books may also be referred to as the ‘green volumes’ or even ‘OEC volumes’. The ‘old green volumes’ then would refer to the 1970-74 release, the ‘new green volumes’ instead to the 1991 release. See a listing of published volumes here (pop-up window).
     original Mimeo print-off:
Individually printed issues and distributed from the Mimeo Section of the Scientology organization as opposed to those collected in volumes. These are the issues that you may regard as the real first prints. As a rule these are typed out, mimeographed and distributed as soon as possible after having been compiled or written. They are always legal-sized, 8½ by 14 inches (approx. 21,6 x 35,6 cm). If the issue had 3 or more sides, the pages were collated and stapled together in the upper left corner. More detailed information about this is found here (separate window).
    Pol Ltr:
‘HCO Policy Letter’. See at entry ‘HCO PL’ in vocabulary.
     Saint Hill Special Briefing Course (SHSBC):
This was a course delivered by L. Ron Hubbard at Saint Hill, England during 1961-66 and comprises of 447 lectures. Its result is a very adept auditor and thorough know-how of Scientology itself. The materials are studied in chronological sequence so as to fully understand the development of the technology. This will make you a Class VI Auditor.
     Sec ED:
Secretarial Executive Directive’. A Sec ED is an early LRH ED. An Executive Directive that is written and issued by L. Ron Hubbard. 
     ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’:

This is a series of books that contain the HCOB's, and any references that are primarily dealing with technical matters. The HCOB's are printed in red ink on white paper, and the volumes themselves come in red bindings. The references are arranged in chronological release order (per issue date). These books may also be referred to as the ‘red volumes’. The ‘old red volumes’ then would refer to the 1976-80 release, the ‘new red volumes’ instead to the 1991 release. See a listing of published volumes here (pop-up window).


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