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The whereabouts of L. Ron Hubbard chronology  (page 5)

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Theorizing, summaries, and considerations

Back to Main Index 1973 - The turning point?
(Includes:  ‘Full publication reference list’)

        
“It is time we spent time on improving auditing skill.
        
 
We have the technology. We can make clears and OTs with it as you will find out. Our only remaining problem is getting it applied skillfully.”          LRH
(from HCOB 8 Mar 62 “The Bad ‘Auditor’”)
 

This skill was required for to respectively being able to duplicate, learn and finally apply it. For this reason the Primary Rundown (1972) actually was created. Introduced as a very vital breakthrough, and then suddenly its importance was placed in the shadow when the definition of Fast Flow training got reversed.
Now, what should be considered is that all that was added to the technology prior to 1973 can be judged to be improvements or betterments to what already had been established. It did not violate already established stable datum's. Various of the new technology however that were introduced after this time (i.e. Aug 74: PRD importance put aside, Jul 78: NED, Sept 78: NOT's, and change in definition of Clear, Nov 81: Dianetics placed after the grades, Mar 82: OT IV-VII dropped) indicate that they very well may actually altering already established standards to the point that it actually seems to demolish the previously existing technology! It is quite vital and important to realize and investigate this and to be able to distinguish this very difference! Things since the early 70's appear to have developed in a somewhat different direction.

Publications reference material overview:  (pop-up window)
    “Full publication list (as referenced in ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes)”

 
Go back 1970 - We have the technology!

Technical: 
    “HCOBs – Hubbard Communications Office Bulletins. These are the technical issue line. They are valid from first issue unless specifically cancelled. All data for auditing and courses is contained in HCOBs.”  LRH  (from HCO PL 24 Sept 70 “Issues – Types of”)

        
“So technical progress has been:
        
 
CLASS VIII - 1968.
 
 
COMPLETE DIANETICS - 1969.
 
 
COMPLETE SCIENTOLOGY - 1970.
 
 
This is quite an achievement.”          LRH
(from ‘LRH ED 117 Int’, 26 Aug 70 “Current Cases”)
 

An adaption of this LRH ED had been released in ‘The Auditor 56 (US Edition)’, [ca Oct 70] in an article on its front page that received the title: “The Scene Has Changed” and subtitled: “The Full Tech From 1950 Is Back in Use”. And this actually is quite noteworthy. This article as printed in The Auditor can be consulted in full here (pop-up window). (this title seems to have been taken from ‘LRH ED 120 Int’, 27 Aug 70 that elaborates on this)

A Grade Chart issued December 1970 provides for the following entry:
   
  
  Name of state Ability Gained Inability Lost
    (per December 1970)
Section VIII OT  Ability to be at cause knowingly and at will over thought, life, form, matter, energy, space and time, subjective and objective  Freedom from inability to be totally free and at total cause as a being
[full table can be consulted here, separate window]

Coincidentally the ‘Scientology Abridged Dictionary’ (©1965) since its new 4th edition (1970), with its changed cover and new chapter about L. Ron Hubbard added at the end, was introduced with the following 2 sentences:
        
“Scientology was developed by L. Ron Hubbard, an American writer and philosopher.
        
  It was completed after 35 years of research.”  
Interestingly enough this chapter and its text remained upheld in its last 19th edition (December 1980). Indeed the reoccurring mention of the year 1970 in this regard is rather of a confirming nature.

‘The Auditor 62 (UK Edition)’, [ca Apr 71] notes on its front page:
        
April 1961 ... the birth of the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, a beginning of thoroughly effective training for auditors and the certainty of Scientology technology around the world. Auditors could now be personally trained by Ron to go out and audit in every corner of the world.
        
 
April 1971 ... Scientology technology has advanced a long way since that time. Ron has developed the Complete technology and Scientology organizations around the world are delivering it.”
 

With a few notices made about:
    Interiorization Rundown - A remedy designed to permit the preclear to be further audited after he has gone exterior (see HCOB 2 Dec 70 “Exteriorization Summary” and its revision HCOB 17 Dec 71 “Interiorization Summary”)
  Expanded Dianetics - April 1972
  Primary Rundown - March-May 1972

Administration:  
    “HCO PL – Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter. This is a permanently valid issue of all third dynamic*, org and administrative technology. These, regardless of date or age, form the know-how in running an org or group or company. The bulk of hat material is made up from HCO PLs.”  LRH  (from HCO PL 24 Sept 70 “Issues – Types of”)

A notice found in HCO Information Letter 1 Nov 62 “Scientology 1970”:
        
“Ron has been working for some time now on the shape and structure of Scientology Orgs. to be expected in 1970 and as he says himself ‘it suddenly appears that this will materialize long before 1970.’”
         (also quoted in ‘Ability 143’, Nov 62)
        

“It took 20 years to find out how to run orgs.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 24 Sept 70 “Issues – Types of”)

Lectures:
    “TAPES – These are an issue line of both policy and tech as designated and are recopied at Pubs Org and issued for courses, congresses and other purposes.”  LRH   (from HCO PL 24 Sept 70 “Issues – Types of”)

Publications:  The final book on the subject of either Dianetics or Scientology that was attributed to have been written/compiled by L. Ron Hubbard himself was issued in November 1970 and this was ‘Scientology 0-8, The Book of Basics’. With the notice here that the first chapter “‘A Description of Scientology’ was compiled by staff book editor, SPO A/S, from writings and lectures of L. Ron Hubbard.”. This release is referred to in ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology: Volume VII, 1970-1971’ (1976 release) as: “Scientology 0-8 is a compilation of the fundamental philosophic materials and technical basics of Scientology”.

 
Go back The status quo of A.D. 1972 – Following the Tech, Admin and Publication line

Technical wise:  The development of the technical side of the subject had been ongoing since its commencement in 1950 (or rather 1948). The Saint Hill Special Briefing Course (7 May 61-13 Dec 66) had put everything in the proper sequence. In 1965 the final definition of Clear was confirmed and established (HCOB 2 Apr 65 “The Road to Clear”). In 1968 Standard Tech was established with the Class VIII Course lectures (24 Sept-15 Oct 68). Standard Dianetics was rekindled and established in 1969. OT I-VII were all released during 1966-70. OT VIII had been announced at least since October 1968 (see ‘Advance 2’, [ca Oct 68]). This OT VIII was never officially released although there are various sources that say that a pilot (or test run) had been received by various on the vessel Apollo. Throughout the whole of the 70's though one could prepay for the OT VIII which as yet had not been released. The lower grades were streamlined (Expanded Lower Grades 0-IV) in 1970. Lastly were issued  the Primary Rundown (PRD) and Expanded Dianetics (XDN) both in April 1972. XDN also was said to handle any and all unresolved PTSness.

Administration wise:  Administration technology had been streamlined by the release of the Flag Executive Briefing Course (FEBC) during 1970-71 and the Establishment Officer Series (EstO) in early 1972.

The major technical and administrative achievements can also be found in chronological order and with relevant timing details at below link:
    “Chronological overview of various noteworthy developments on the Grade Chart and related”  (separate window)

Publication wise:  The bulk of the basic books had been published during the 50's. ‘E-Meter Essentials’ was released in May 1961. Various compilation publications also had seen the light, for example ‘Child Dianetics’ in October 1951, and ‘The Book of E-Meter Drills’, issued in February 1965. The very last book released on the subject of either Dianetics or Scientology that was fully attributed to L. Ron Hubbard was issued in November 1970 and this was ‘Scientology 0-8, The Book of Basics’. Even this publication was an update on various of the information of which much was already found in the earlier books.
The in September 1973 released ‘Mission Into Time’, was already earlier published (or at least in part) in a limited circulation in 1968 entitled ‘A Test of Whole Track Recall’. December 1974 saw the release of ‘Hymn of Asia, An Eastern Poem’ which is claimed to date back to 1955-56. Further compilation books issued were ‘Dianetics Today’, released March 1975 (‘Compiled and edited by The LRH Personal Compilations Bureau’; ‘Edited by: Jill Steinberg/Alethiea C. Taylor’) & ‘The Volunteer Minister's Handbook’, released December 1976 (mainly consists of collections from references and lectures, including BTB's and BPL's; compiled with ‘the editorial assistance of: Pat Brice, Alethiea C. Taylor, André Clavel, Teri Armstrong, Ernie Ryan, Maggie Sibersky, Barbara de Celle, Cliff Von Shura, Pat Broeker’). Both of these last books are not in print nor in use today. ‘The Volunteer Minister's Handbook’ though has been replaced in 1994 with ‘The Scientology Handbook’ which is as it says ‘Based on the Works of L. Ron Hubbard’.


As a matter of coincidence during the Freewinds events held at Flag (Clearwater) in early July 2007 we saw the release of a large folding chart of “GUIDE TO DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY BOOKS AND LECTURES BY L. RON HUBBARD (updated version). It starts at 1948 and the interesting thing is that it actually stops at 1972. When consulting the review notices found at the last releases from 1962 to 1972 (see tables here further below) we do seem to get the impression that we had all the necessary tech and the admin tech by then! It seems like a finished cycle of action, what else was there still to expect and left to handle technical wise?
Or is this may be enervated with the release of HCOB 30 Jul 73 “Scientology, Current State of the Subject and Materials”. This was also published as an article in ‘Advance! 20’, Aug-Sept 73. It is introduced in the “To the Reader” section as: “We are proud to bring you in this issue of Advance! an extraordinarily new article by L. Ron Hubbard entitled, ‘Scientology, Current State of the Subject and Materials’. This is truly an epochal statement by Ron. He sums up where we have arrived so far with Scientology and points the direction of new advances. He indicates there are 15 levels above OT VII just waiting for more people to fully obtain OT VI and OT VII.”. We get a little reminder of this through HCOB 24 Jan 77 “Tech Correction Round-up” that puts it lke this: “Well, to tell you the honest truth, OT VIII has been in existence all those several years, and to it has been added a very large number of OT grades. None of them have been issued. Notes for all these grades are in existence.”. An interesting notice as these are the only references in existence (attributed to L. Ron Hubbard) that actually refer to such OT-levels. The first one curiously enough written and issued at a time that L. Ron Hubbard had disappeared and no one knew where he was.
This was not elaborated upon till 27th January, 1986 in the Hollywood Palladium where Pat Broeker said: “New OT IX and X have also been finished and written up. There are several other OT levels that it is my job to compile.” & “We have a thick sheaf of LRH's notes for New OT XI, XII, XIII and so forth and then a stack about 5 feet high comprising the materials of subsequent OT levels!”  (quoted in ‘International Scientology News 8’ [ca Feb-Mar 86]). But Pat Broeker is also long since gone.

From “GUIDE TO DIANETICS & SCIENTOLOGY BOOKS AND LECTURES BY L. RON HUBBARD:

SAINT HILL SPECIAL BRIEFING COURSE
TECHNICAL MASTERY OF THE MIND, SPIRIT AND LIFE
SAINT HILL SPECIAL BRIEFING COURSE
Saint Hill, England . May 1961 - December 1966 . 447 lectures
SHSBC - DVD holder   
Here is where Ron perfected every breakthrough, plotting the anatomy of the mind and spirit and mapping the route to higher states-from the technology of SOP Goals as the fastest route to Clear to the ultimate development of the Classification, Gradation and Awareness Chart. In 447 immortal lectures, Ron provides a grasp of all the factors that can affect the thetan and the exact technology to resolve them, with the how and why of each: rudiments, pc indicators, every phenomenon of metering, the tech of overts and withholds, how to handle resistive cases, perfect assessment, flawless listing and nulling-every skill that is part of a standard session, leading to absolute mastery in application.
  
Here, too, is where Ron advanced from that purpose to the Scientology Organizing Board-a literal Grade Chart for the Third Dynamic to build flourishing and expanding organizations to create a new civilization.
This, then, is where one acquires the knowledge which gives a command over the entirety of life and one's own eternity-knowledge sought by beings for eons uncounted, and found today only on the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course.
And here, finally is where you learn to apply that knowledge with uncompromising certainty, both in session and in life. For when you do, you'll know that you made it ... that you've become a Duke of the Auditor Elite.
 
  
1966

FROM THE FLAGSHIP APOLLO
STANDARD TECH - STANDARD ADMIN
Class VIII - DVD holder
CLASS VIII COURSE LECTURES
Flagship Apollo
September-October 1968
19 lectures
These lectures are only available for course room study at Advanced Organizations.
These confidential lectures instill the uncompromising, unvarying standard of technical application taught on the Class VIII Auditor Course. Ron details the dramatic history of this sector of the galaxy, what happened to it and its planetary populations and how Scientology contains the only solution to this Fourth Dynamic engram. These lectures hammer home the necessity of perfect rendition of every auditing basic, thereby establishing 100 percent Standard Tech and the guarantee of full and complete results on any case.
FEBC - DVD holder
FLAG EXECUTIVE BRIEFING COURSE LECTURES
Flagship Apollo
November 1970-January 1971
7 lectures
These lectures are only available to staff.
Here is Third Dynamic auditing technology, bringing administrative tech to the level of Class VIII auditing-precision, with predictable results every time. These lectures announce a breakthrough in management technology, the Product Officer/Organizing Officer System of production which creates executives who can run any organization and make it expand. In short, these are the principles for managing anything from a life to a civilization and making it flourish.
EstO - DVD holder
ESTABLISHMENT OFFICER LECTURES
Flagship Apollo
March 1972
12 lectures
These lectures are only available to staff for course room study.
After observing the Product Officer/Organizing Officer System increase production in a variety of areas, Ron made a further breakthrough, codifying a third factor necessary to the creation of a perfect organization. This is the development of the Establishment Officer System. Using it, executives build stable, rapidly expanding organizations by bringing into being terminals in those organizations who are stable and productive. In a society almost devoid of skilled administrators, the technology taught in these lectures is capable, by itself, of rejuvenating the culture.
XDN - DVD holder
EXPANDED DIANETICS LECTURES
Flagship Apollo
March-April 1972
4 lectures
These lectures are only available for course room study by students on the Hubbard Expanded Dianetics Auditor Course.
From the original breakthroughs of Dianetics, Ron kept researching and refining the technology and adapting it to handle a wide range of conditions. The result was new technology that handled specific case conditions-Expanded Dianetics. Here, Ron details discoveries handling psychosis, ending unresolving PTS conditions, resolving emotional stresses, freeing a person from stuck points on his time track and other case aspects, by getting to the root cause of a being's self-imposed restraints. This is Dianetics technology to free any individual from the very basis of insanity.
  
1968 1970 1972

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Go back Introduction

I propose a bad scenario here. If incorrect it will enervate itself. Don't just accept, think with it and criticize it.

L. Ron Hubbard disappeared mysteriously for about 10 months during 4 Dec 72-mid Sept 73. Various witnessed that the person that returned was not the L. Ron Hubbard anymore that they used to know, he looked differently, behaved differently, didn't seem to recognize some persons, etc. Some on the Internet explain this by claiming that he received a PDH implant and all that. However would it not be more logical and down to earth to say that he was simply replaced by someone else (imposter). The lecturing days were basically over after April 1972. The tapes that are listed for1973-75 no one knows actually very much about. Neither of these tapes have ever publicly been available in any form! Why for example would the 9 registered talks he gave to the Apollo Stars be kept a secret? The publication ‘What Is Scientology?’ (1992 edition) does not even list them anymore! Now, could they have been retracted as they may(?) expose a possible imposter? These are questions that I am forced to ask.

Regarding the many speculations that exist about what happened to L. Ron Hubbard, it is likely so that people appear to have chosen their personal authorities and heroes. Many Scientologists haven chosen L. Ron Hubbard as being exactly that. A Scientology old-timer wrote to me: “In my view all those speculations are just non-confront or a rejection to face logic because we want to hold on to our picture of our personal authority and hero. We want to think that LRH was full OT or as you say, a free thetan. Therefore we try to find explanations for his non-OT behaviour after 1974. Some say that he had an impostor, others think he died in 1982 and it wasn't his body found dead in the ranch in January 1986. It is all speculation and in my view pretty far fetched. It is an attempt to hold onto our picture of LRH as the big thetan, the full OT.”.

It is not my intent to propose an answer. Basically my only concern is the matter about what is the correct tech. It forced me to put some things to the test, this is why I have been digging into history, and this is why I have performed my research. May be it can be seen as an attempt to restore lost tech. I do believe we can benefit from to get for example the Primary Rundown back into use. Also I think we have the right to receive a proper explanation about what actually happened with the original OT levels IV-VII, and for that matter also the original OT VIII. They should not have been allowed to disappear so very silently. And last but not least a reinstatement of Standard Dianetics and a full recovery of the use of the Scientology grades V-VII.

 
Go back a) Rougher times & attention on Sec Checking, Confessionals and reporting

There is also the indication that things had gotten cruder within the Scientology organization since.

Remarkably coincidental is the occurrence that since the exact day that L. Ron Hubbard disappeared, and was then out of reach for about 10 months, a new series of so-called Integrity Processing (=Security Checking) started to be released (Integrity Processing Series 1-21 and related: 2 Dec 72 / 16 May 74). Simultaneously issued with form to be used with these (Integrity Processing Forms 1-12: 24 Dec 72 / 11 Jun 76). However it was not officially allowed until November 1974 that HCO could perform Security Checks this after that it was specifically cancelled in 1968 and confirmed cancelled in 1970 as they were not deemed reliable. Nonetheless we see an interesting and quite excessive development of Sec Checking procedures coming into being during these few years. That which in particular makes this peculiar is the fact that in the few years prior to that 2 references were issued that actually seriously limited the use of Sec Checking, (HCO PL 26 Aug 68 “Security Checks Abolished” & HCO PL 15 Nov 70 “Confessionals”).
January 1974 had introduced the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF). Due to records that were confiscated in raids undertaken in the 2nd half of the 70's in the Church of Scientology material surfaced that exposed highly immoral behaviour and actual attempts to frame people by staff working in the Guardian Office. As an example we have Operation Freakout (April 1976), a plan although never carried out would have attempted to frame Paulette Cooper. Early 1977 we have this List 1 Project that was sending “literally hundreds of well meaning staff and public falsely as ‘List 1 R/Sers’ and ‘Suppressives’” (‘FCO 7138’, 2 Mar 83 “Writ of Expulsion and Suppressive Person Declare David Mayo”) to this RPF (or may even have been expelled in some cases) basically because of a misinterpretation of a read on the E-Meter. It was corrected, but not until about a whole year had passed. Here we are actually missing out on the interference of L. Ron Hubbard. A sort of similar witch hunt occurred in the period 1982-83 when again lots of people were either send to the RPF or simply were excommunicated without even any justice hearing convening. L. Ron Hubbard also here remained in seclusion and was so we are told writing fiction stories. In regards to the whereabouts of L. Ron Hubbard we also are missing out on his interference for example concerning the 1981 Cramming Series that were issued in his name, to only get cancelled 10 years later because they were confirmed not written by L. Ron Hubbard. We don't get the impression here that L. Ron Hubbard was in control, involved or available in this time period. All these occurrences have urged people to think over things carefully. The problem is that various of these reappearances of that which had been abolished prior to 1973 in fact had been misused since. It is all so very predictable. L. Ron Hubbard must have foreseen this danger, which is why they actually had been abolished.

A brief chronology:
Various practices abolished as technology developes and nears completion:
  
 When:  Introduced:  Reference:                               
 July 1968  Abolished practice of Fair Game  HCO PL 21 Jul 68 “Penalties for Lower Conditions”
(also as FO 1063, same date & title)
 August 1968  Abolished Sec Checks  HCO PL 26 Aug 68 “Security Checks Abolished”
 October 1968  Forbade the use of the term Fair Game  HCO PL 21 Oct 68 “Cancellation of Fair Game”
 November 1968  Abolished practice of disconnection as a condition  HCO PL 15 Nov 68 “Cancellation of Disconnection”
 “Policy Changes
by Scientology Organizations
 1968”
 “Cancellation of disconnection as a relief to those suffering from familial suppression.
   Cancellation of security checking as a form of confession.
   Cancellation of condition known as fair game.
   Prohibition of any confessional materials being written down or otherwise recorded.”
 ‘A Report to Members of Parliament on Scientology’ (issued 1969)
 November 1970  “HCOs may not do Confessionals or ‘Sec Checks’. HCO may only do Meter Checks.”  HCO PL 15 Nov 70 “Confessionals”
 January 1971  “Lists of withholds required of a crew member or staff member without proper sessioning are now illegal.” & “Challenging people out of session as ‘having withholds’ is illegal.”  HCOB 2 Jan 71 “Illegal Auditing”

Matters are unexpectedly getting reversed for no accountable reason:
  
 When:  Introduced:  Reference:                               
 December 1972 - June 1976  Integrity Processing Series 1-21 and related  (issued: 2 Dec 72 / 16 May 74)
 Integrity Processing Form 1-12  (issued: 24 Dec 72 / 11 Jun 76)  (=Sec Checking)
 September 1973  An enforced practice of disconnection unofficially reinstated  HCO PL 15 Sept 73, Confidential “Handling Disconnections”
 January 1974  Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) for handling those with False or Evil Purposes ‘FO 3434’, 7 Jan 74 “The Rehabilitation Project Force”
 November 1974  Confessional Lists for use by HCO reinstated  HCO PL 13 Nov 74 “HCO May Do Confessional Lists”
 March 1982
 March 1984
 Alright to Sec Check, give Confessionals, etc. in the No-Interference Area  HCOB 8 Mar 82 “Confessionals and the Non-Interference Zone”  &
HCOB 27 Mar 84 “Stalled Dianetic Clear: Solved”
 July 1982  New criteria for the Knowledge Report system established with increased control, “group members to control their fellows”, “accessory to the crime” concept enforced and thus snitches or informers called into being, reports being written even if situation already handled with use of the Ethics action steps 1-9 (that don't require a report written) as found in HCO PL 29 Apr 65 III “Ethics Review”  HCO PL 22 Jul 82 “Knowledge Reports”
 September 1983  An enforced practice of disconnection officially reinstated and extended upon  HCOB 10 Sept 83 “PTS-ness and Disconnection”
 March 1984  O/W Write Up format established  HCOB/PL 2 Mar 84 “O/W Write Up”
 June 1984  False Purpose Rundown (FPRD) (=Sec Checking) which was focusing on that one had done to another, ignoring the other 3 Flows (i.e. self to self; another to self; another to another)  HCOB 5 Jun 84 “False Purpose Rundown”
 January 1985  Opening the line for routine auditing confessions to be made subject to possible reporting and made actionable by HCO  HCOB/PL 7 Jan 85 “HCO Confessionals”

 
Go back b) Into artistry: music, film, and returning to writing fiction

The L. Ron Hubbard that returned was rather artistical oriented. Starting already in September 1973; the very moment he returned; he got into music. Then we learn from the liner notes of the record released by his Apollo Stars about “his early days as a professional singer”! Indeed this is a very, very strange notice! Who knows, may be this L. Ron Hubbard had been exactly that? Then in Spring 1976 this L. Ron Hubbard went into more artistry and established Universal Media Productions in Clearwater Fl, with the intent to produce Scientology films. At least till 1978 it was all about filming. 2 feature films saw its release. About that time we also see him returning to writing in the area of Science Fiction. An unexpected and sudden return to something that was abandoned since November 1950. Something that was potential to actually threaten the reputation of Scientology technology by association only. It started with a screenplay entitled ‘Revolt in the Stars’ (1977). Then ‘Battlefield Earth’ got written during 1980 (he even composed and released a music album for that), then we have the dekalogy ‘Mission Earth’ written during the 1st half of the 80's and released only till after his passing. During these various intervals more musical creations appear on for example ‘Ron's Journal 28’ (1976), ‘Space Jazz’ (1982) and ‘The Road to Freedom’ (1986). We also see the release of a whole variety of technical films with screenplay of this L. Ron Hubbard during the late 70's and the whole of the 80's.
These new artistical tendencies also would defy any theory about some PDH implant, as this would not have provoked artistry, quite the contrary, it would actually have permanently killed it.

 
Go back c) The move ashore

Another significant happening is the move ashore. Suddenly it was deemed alright to do that, as if it now was deemed safe. That these plans may have emerged with the establishment of the Flag Service Org in September 1973 matching the return of this L. Ron Hubbard should be noteworthy. A bad scenario would tell that it is easier to infiltrate or control an organization when it is located on land then one that is at sea. The move ashore is claimed to have been for expansion purposes although we have indications that may(?) point in another direction. Last but not least that the returning L. Ron Hubbard was a singer, or a musician, and not a qualified sea captain. Thus going into land had turned a necessity may be for such a simple reason as that.

 
Go back d) The Tech line

Then David Mayo turned Flag C/S in September 1973 (matching the exact time of this L. Ron Hubbard returning), is this a coincidence, also in regards to the role he later played with NOT's? Is it possible that David Mayo has been had with an imposter believing it was L. Ron Hubbard?

1974: The very first sign of valuable workable Tech being put aside is the Primary Rundown in August 1974, at which time the in July 1972 established definition for Fast Flow Training was retracted.
1975: Then GPM's may have been sort of put aside as early as 1975 (it was left out in the definition of Reactive Mind in the ‘Dianetics and Scientology: Technical Dictionary’ (first released Jun 75)).
1978: New Era Dianetics was thought up and released in July 1978 knocking out Standard Dianetics.
This together with this newly established definition of Clear in September effectively knocked out Scientology grade V, VA, VI & VII (abolishing the Scientology Clear).
  And with a forbiddance to not run any form of Dianetics ever again on a person that had been designated being a Clear.
  Matching its timing conveniently with the birth of NOT's for handling remaining (?) somatics.
  It all came simultaneously with the development of the procedure that would determine if you really were a Clear (Dianetic Clear Special Intensive, now known as Clear Certainty Rundown).
1980: January 1980 came with the OT Drug Rundown.
The later Solo NOT's (September 1980) was a further development.
  The December 1980 Grade Chart proposed an Alternate Route to Clear, some were said still needing to do Grade V, VA, VI & VII, although in reality these grades were basically abandoned.
1981: November 1981 moved Dianetics (now NED) to be received after the Grades, that note a serious involvement of David Mayo throughout.
1982: March 1982 then celebrated the rechristening of this OT Drug Rundown, NOT's and Solo NOT's as New OT IV-VII, removing therewith the original OT levels IV-VII rather silently!

It all gives the impression it being a genius plot, to cover up a technology that is being made far less effective and workable, full with false and misleading tracks left all over the place.

Then we have the interview that David Mayo had with Russell Miller in August 1986 which does not give a flattering picture of this L. Ron Hubbard either. If David Mayo is truthful then are we may be dealing here with someone impersonating L. Ron Hubbard? An L. Ron Hubbard that is playing effect, acts irritated, unreasonable, yelling, even delusional (per David Mayo in interview with Russell Miller), getting into a motor cycle accident (late 1973), that gets strokes (1975 & 1978)? Is this the same L. Ron Hubbard that developed Dianetics and Scientology technology? Could it be?
The person and behaviour of David Mayo in all this would be another ingredient one has to look into. How could he figure for example that this; as he himself described it, an L. Ron Hubbard being irritated, getting deadly ill, and so on; and still believing that this was the L. Ron Hubbard that had developed this technology in the earlier years? Two and two still makes four and not five, six or seven! Was David Mayo in on all this, or was he just naïvely looking the other way?

The final consideration is that these observed changes in the Tech line are suspect because of the simplicity that various of these act directly against earlier established basics! Now, this actually is the VERY reason why it should be looked into!

“Any arbitrary entered into any line is a way to stop that line.”          LRH
(from HCOB 23 Aug 68 “Arbitraries”)

“Know your basics. They are in our very oldest books. All advances have been in how to handle basics better.”          LRH
(from OOD's 16 Apr 70 “Arbitraries”, issued as HCOB/PL on 5 Nov 80)

 
Go back e) Limiting the freedom of the auditor

Part of the Tech side of course is also the matter of a limitation to having auditing technology actually applied. More precisely limiting the freedom of the auditor to actually audit.

Chronology:
  
 When:  Introduced:  Reference:                               
 September 1973  “All Auditors must hold a valid Certificate of Ordination in order to practice auditing, whether for a Church, a Mission or as an independent missionary in the field.”, “become a Minister of the Church”  HCO PL 24 Sept 73 III “All Auditors - Ministers, Ministerial Board of Review”
 February 1979  A demand for Ordination was dropped by then, instead a demand for being licensed (paying a 10% tithe) was established for Dianetic Counseling Groups, which previously was completely free from any financial obligation or tithe.  HCO PL 9 Feb AD29 “Dianetic Counselling Groups, 10% Remittances to WW”
 November 1979  A 10% tithe was extended to all Field Auditors. Independent or not. Previously a tithe was only paid by those auditors that had accepted a franchise. Those that had chosen to receive help and support from their local organization.  HCO PL 9 Feb AD29R (Revised 29 Nov 79) “Dianetic Counselling Groups and Field Auditors, 10% Remittances to WW”
 April 1982  The reference listed here directly above had also been dropped (not included in the 1991 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes). Its place, with the same 10% tithe for all auditors, was now presented by a new reference.  HCO PL 29 Apr 82 II “Field Auditor Fees”

 
Go back f) Theorizing about Clear and OT

Now, if you effectively wish to destroy the correct technology. All you basically got to do is to get people side-tracked. You promote a wrong route, but you confidently and convincingly state that it really is the correct route. You see, you don't forbid the correct route, you have to mislead. This is much more effective! Well, you then could alter the definition of Clear. You just say to the Dianetic Clears, you are now Clear, you don't need to become a Scientology Clear. Consequently you let them skip Grade V, VA, VI and the Clearing Course (Grade VII), and therewith the Basic Basic (first engram on the track) is not gotten rid of. You may are risking that people are being declared Clear, but that are not so in reality. Or you may tell that you are a Natural Clear or even a Past-Live Clear (let the person skip Dianetics all together), just go right on to OT! Now you are ready to go through OT I, II and III. So you have non-Clears on OT III. The prerequisite for OT III was Clear, you are not Clear, so what will happen? You won't get full OT's, you may very well get confused human beings this way. You may very well get some abilities of some sort, but the condition will not be stable. It may account for some of the problems that have occurred. What you may have here is basically a skipped gradient, and so you are not likely to get very far. Is this an imaginary tale? What do we have? We do have some indicators that could point in the correctness of some things in this tale. We have to understand that the tech will still work even if you cut into it, we only do not get the full arsenal and will thus not experience its adherent wins, the one's we were supposed to have gotten.

 
Go back g) The financial angle

Starting in 1976 the established line for pricings for services, and in 1979 to pay or not pay a tithe by practicing Scientologists in the field were being interfered with.

Donations asked for services had always been the same and affordable, i.e. until 1976, in which year we saw the release of ‘LRH ED 284 Int’, 16 Sept 76 “The Solution to Inflation”. Which was introducing a system of a monthly increase in donations for services. A system that however continued to be rekindled until, during the early 80's, the donations asked for were skyrocketing. The monthly increase was finally halted, and the donations more or less stabilized, but the height of the donations were not that affordable anymore as they once had been.

In 1979 it was suddenly ordained that all practicing Scientologists in the field such as Dianetic Counselling Groups (since February 1979) or as a Field Auditor (since November 1979) had to pay a 10% tithe to the organization of the earned income from delivering services, which previously only affected those Scientologists/Auditors in so-called Franchises. It meant that as soon as you made any income with use of Dianetic and/or Scientology procedures you were to pay 10% of that income. It was since then also ordained that one was required to have been granted a license before one was allowed to practice these techniques. In addition the organization took also the right to decide what processes or which versions of the technology one was allowed to use. This is what it has turned to be this day within this organization, although this is not covered by US legislation, quite the contrary.

 
Go back h) Photographic record

Both L. Ron Hubbard and Mary Sue Hubbard as well have basically been in seclusion, and have been shunning the public since at least 1973. The very last photographs that I ever have seen published from Mary Sue date to the late 60's. To be exact December 1968 (see ‘The Auditor 43’). Their children continue to make their appearance in the various magazines, but never together with their mother or father. If we then look at a publication such as ‘Images of a Lifetime: A Photographic Biography’ (published 1996)  which is about L. Ron Hubbard, near the end of the book we see some photographs that are dated 1972, a couple dated 1974 and there it basically stops. The book actually stops tracking history there, we see no photographs from the later 70's and none from the 80's. The last 12 years are missing. Realizing that this was published as late as 1996 this may be found odd. The book also has not a single picture of Mary Sue or any of the children contained in it. It appears forgotten that L. Ron Hubbard actually was a family father, and he always had been very proud to say that. It is on his lectures and it is in particular in the periodical The Auditor. In particular in ‘The Auditor 43’ [Dec ’68] we find a special colour photo supplement as a New Year wish introduced by L. Ron Hubbard wrote in his own handwriting as: “These are just some of my Favourite Things”. We see photographs of boats, photography, his wife with all their 4 children, not to forget the family dog Vixie. All with accompanying text from L. Ron Hubbard. L. Ron Hubbard credits his wife as follows: “Mary Sue, my dear wife, who has helped and contributed so much since the early days of dianetics.”. Then how can this book, without some of these “Favourite Things”, represent ‘Images of a Lifetime: A Photographic Biography’ ?

  Family picture, the Hubbard's The Hubbard family, ca 1957.

  A lovely action shot by Ron with Diana Hubbard leading the new donkey ‘Merrylegs’ while Suzette keeps a firm grip and Arthur surveys the test-drive with a professional eye. (1967) Children of L. Ron Hubbard riding pony (1967)

Children of L. Ron Hubbard and Mary Sue (1967)
Suzette, Diana, Arthur and Quentin Hubbard striding confident along the main entrance to Saint Hill Manor. (1967)

 
Go back The recurring ‘September 1973’

  1. ‘L. Ron Hubbard’ reappearing mid-September 1973 after rather mysteriously having been out of reach for a period of some 10 months since December 1972.
  2. ‘L. Ron Hubbard’ made no more public appearances since his return in September 1973. It has also been reported that he had been shunning his public which was very unlike him prior to date. Also no more public lectures since. The photographic record appears to have come to an end around that time (noteworthy for this is the 1996 release ‘Images of a Lifetime: A Photographic Biography’ that ends around that time, although L. Ron Hubbard is reported to have lived till 1986).
  3. Immediately upon his return ‘L. Ron Hubbard’ got into music and created the Apollo Stars. ‘The Auditor 102 (UK Edition)’, [ca Feb-Mar 74], article “LRH Makes Sound Breakthrough” sets its beginnings to about September 1973. A released vinyl record rather oddly promoted about “his early days as a professional singer”. The record has not been available since its original release in 1974. Where is the digital re-release?
  4. David Mayo having been appointed as the Flag C/S in September 1973. Basically the top technical terminal after L. Ron Hubbard. The person David Mayo can ultimately be held responsible for the Bridge turnaround implemented during the time that he held the position of Senior C/S International during 1978-82 (a tiny upgrade from being Flag C/S, as it carried pretty much the same authority and responsibilities). After this accomplishment he was thrown out in 1983, oddly enough however the Church of Scientology kept his Bridge fully intact.
  5. An enforced practice of disconnection was unofficially reinstated by the Limited Distribution (hidden from public view) release HCO PL 15 Sept 73 “Handling Disconnections”.
  6. Moving ashore: ‘Source 29’, [ca Oct 80] notes in an article that “The Flag Service Org of today was actually formed on the Flagship Apollo in September 1973.”. Suddenly thus it was figured that being in land was safe. Which contrary reason, it not being safe, had been the reason to go out on the seas in 1967.
  7. The first initiation of limitations put on the auditor, not permitting him to audit although qualified to do so, as per HCO PL 24 Sept 73 III “All Auditors - Ministers, Ministerial Board of Review”.
  8. By examining the Scientology magazines a particular change can be observed in the presentation of the person L. Ron Hubbard. Until the early 70's no particular attention was drawn to his person. It had always been the technology that he thought should be promoted, and most certainly not his person. September 1973 then suddenly marks a time that a rather extensive use of photographs of L. Ron Hubbard found their way into being published in the various Scientology magazines. Why was the original directive, that was in use until that time, been abandoned? And at which time does one present photographs like that? Well, usually when that person had died...
  9. The periodical ‘Advance!’ published a series of articles carrying historical background information about Buddhism starting in September 1973 until May 1975, that served quite well as an undercut to the forthcoming release of the book ‘Hymn of Asia, An Eastern Poem’. A publication that was basically presenting and introducing as if L. Ron Hubbard would be the incarnation of Buddha, this according to the articles that were promoting the release. Again drawing attention to the person L. Ron Hubbard and not the technology itself as L. Ron Hubbard long since had directed.
  10. It was in notices found in ‘Clear News 93 (AOLA edition)’ [ca Sept/Oct 73] that a first obvious attempt was made to give Scientology the feel of being something like a New Age movement. We see that ever since rather wild, presumptuous guesses and speculations are made in regards to so-called OT abilities and all that:
    “*Exterior with full perception?* *Total Cause?* *Able to create and destroy MEST?* *Levitation?* *Telepathy?* *Teleportation?* *Total ARC?* *Intergalactic travel?* *Able the predict the future?* *Able to create new bodies?* *Able to ‘just know’ anything?* *?*?*?*?*?*?*?*?*?*?*?*?*?*?*?*”
    . Something that the subject of Scientology never actually was about.
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Go back The year 1968:  ‘Fair Game’, ‘Sec Checks’ & ‘Practice of Disconnection’ abolished

  
 Reference:  What it did: 
HCO PL 21 July 68 “Penalties for Lower Conditions”
   
(also as ‘Flag Order 1063’, 21 July 68 “same title”)
- Practice of Fair Game discontinued
HCO PL 26 Aug 68 “Security Checks Abolished” - (HCO) Sec Checks forbidden
HCO PL 21 Oct 68 “Cancellation of Fair Game” - Use of term Fair Game forbidden
HCO PL 15 Nov 68 “Cancellation of Disconnection” - Practice of Disconnection discontinued

This all coinciding with the release of for the first time in book form ‘Introduction to Scientology Ethics’ (released Jul 68) and announced as a new release in ‘The Auditor 42’, [ca Nov 68]. Can a line be drawn here between these? After all if you have worked out a proper way how to deal with anything that may cause unfortunate happenings for practices such as Fair Game, Disconnection, or HCO Security Checks, then automatically they tend to become superfluous. As an aside note ‘The Auditor 42’, [ca Nov 68] published in the same issue also the article ‘Ethics and Tech’ by L. Ron Hubbard; two articles from the editor about ‘What is Different About Standard Tech?’ & ‘The Miracle of Standard Tech’ (came with the Class VIII Course from Sept-Oct 68); and the announcement of the release of aforementioned ‘Introduction to Scientology Ethics’.

So Fair Game, Disconnection, and HCO Security Checks abolished. All these things abandoned in 1968, which is actually quite interesting as today the Scientology organization in particular has been criticized because of exactly these matters! Now why is all that?
Agreed is that fair game never officially has been reinstated as such as a practice. Nonetheless claims have been made as if it still was/is in secret use. That what is looked upon as a practise of fair game may very well be overzealous or overenthousiastic persons within the Scientology organization. To my knowledge the practice of fair game was cancelled. It was always addressed amongst staff as something that belonged to the past.
However where it concerns Sec Checks this had been officially reinstated by HCO PL 13 Nov 74 “HCO May Do Confessional Lists”, then 1984 with its FPRD extended on that. Also the Practice of Disconnection was officially reinstated as such by HCOB 10 Sept 83 “PTS-ness and Disconnection”.

Relevant links:  (separate windows)
    “Scientology: The ‘Fair Game Law’ - A detailed study”
  “Scientology: ‘Practice of Disconnection’ - A detailed study”
  “Scientology: ‘Security Checking’ - A chronology”

 
Go back How to determine if some person is the real L. Ron Hubbard and when not?

We have actually 3 scientific basic methods to our exposal:
    a) graphology
  b) voice analysis
  c) skull measurements or ear analysis (from photographs)
These last techniques has been developed at a more recent date in the field of forensic science.

  a)  It has been reported that various legal documents dating from the early 80's have been examined for authenticity of the handwriting and signature of L. Ron Hubbard (letters written in 1983, and testaments and various). Inconsistencies have been reported.
  b) Various voice analysis also have been performed with various released tape recordings from the early 80's compared to L. Ron Hubbard lectures from the 60's. In particular named is Ron's Journal 38 “Today and Tomorrow: The Proof” released on New Year's Eve 1983. Inconsistencies have been reported. This tape in particular is interesting as this is the only place where L. Ron Hubbard supposedly acknowledges or refers to Religious Technology Center (RTC).
  c) To my knowledge skull measurements nor ear analysis have been tried.

We don't know however how reliable and/or authentic these reports are that we find (or found) posted at some places out on the Internet. Proposed is to perform a fully documented and official investigation by renowned, independent and acknowledged experts in these fields of science. Extensive precautions should be taken to counteract any possible fraud as various interested parties are involved.

 
Go back ‘Old tech’ is ‘valid tech’

If we choose to be on the safe side, well then one has the option to receive the old material. L. Ron Hubbard has stated very clearly:

“Any process ever taught on the SHSBC or ever released in ANY book can be audited and be Standard Tech.”          LRH
(from HCOB 26 Feb 70 “Standard Tech and Invalidation”)

        
“The basics and fundamentals are stated early in the period of development and have not changed.
        
 
The ‘newest and latest’ is usually a recovery of basics and better statements of them.
 
 
That things which were true early in the subjects are still true.”          LRH
(from HCOB 12 Jun 70 “Programming of Cases”)
 

        
“Inevitably, when any new approach or process is released, some will instantly assume that all ‘older’ (actually more basic) data has been cancelled. There is no statement to that effect. ...
        
 
A subject can be reorganized and made more workable. That was done in 1969 for Dianetics. BUT IT HAD NEVER BEEN UNWORKABLE! ...
 
 
This idea that the ‘old’ is always cancelled by anything ‘new’ has its root in the idea that a later order cancels earlier orders, which is true. But orders are one thing and Tech basics another.”          LRH
(from HCOB 30 Jun 70R (Revised 6 Mar 73) “VIII Actions”)
 

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Back to Main Index Will L. Ron Hubbard be returning?

Rumours have been and are still going around as if L. Ron Hubbard was to return in some new body (as in reincarnation) to resume control of the organization the Church of Scientology. Various persons even appear to actually wait till he will return and that he then would rectify various matters within the organization and other. Now, where do these rumours actually stem from? Could there be found any truth contained within them? Some of the answers that I found can easily be referred to as outspoken surreal. One may even wonder what these got to do with the subject of Scientology itself!

 
Go back Main sources for the rumours

2 main sources can be found:
    ♦  I have recollection of a Flag Order (or Base Flag Order) that was issued somewhere mid-80's. It may have been written and issued by the ED International. It informed the Sea Org members that they –after dropping their body (they died)– would be allowed to have a leave of absence (LOA) of 20 years. This then would give them enough time to find another body, get born, grow up, do whatever necessary to get in shape and return to the Sea Org to continue where one had left of. (anyone know about this reference, please contact me if you would have a copy of it, or have more accurate information about this release).    
           
  Secondly we have these revelations from David Mayo, the former Senior C/S International, that would be dating this to as early as April 1982 when he would have received a 20-page long desparch from L. Ron Hubbard. In July 1983 David Mayo referred to it in his Open Letter. Further we have 2 sound and 1 videorecording of him talking about it:  
   
   
“In April of 1982, I received a long and detailed letter from LRH. It assigned me the full responsibility for the tech and for his technical hats for the next 20 to 25 years. (After the passage of this 20-25 years, he stated that he would return in his next lifetime to reassume his tech hats). As I sought to carry out this assigned responsibility for the tech, it became increasingly obvious that there were points that must be corrected in the area of International Management of the Church of Scientology so that the purity of the tech could be safeguarded. Indeed, correction was mandatory to even keep the tech in existence at all! My efforts to bring about these corrections of Management resulted in hostilities and the cutting of my communication line to LRH. This severance of my line to LRH was done covertly by others. This was in August of 1982.”
(from “An Open Letter to All Scientologists”, July 1983)
   
 
   
David Mayo further speaks in a tape recording that was distributed by his group the Advanced Ability Center (AAC). This sound recording is dating to about mid-September 1983 (6 weeks after the initiation of the AAC) in Santa Barbara, California:
   
“In April of 1982 after quite a lot of training on technical matters from LRH, he told me that he wanted me to take over the technical hats that he had been wearing and he wanted me to take responsibilty for the tech across the planet for the next 20 to 25 years. At which point he expected that he would be back in a new body and be able to take over his hat of researcher and founder again.”
   
     sound  Sound snippet (0:34) 
         (Note: All that I have of this pre-AAC-series tape, is a recording of a later held meeting (Oct ’83) where part of the original tape was being played. Therefore this somewhat poor quality. Anyone who can help me with a complete original copy of this tape, contact me!)         
 
   
Then he gave the following answer when asked about it in interview dating to ca. March 1984:
   
“Well, it's pretty well known by now despatch that he wrote me in April. A long despatch, various other people such as Julie and about 20 other staff there at the time read it. It's quite long and basically it assigned me the responsibility for the technical results and for the export of new tech such as the researched but not released OT levels. For the time period, as he said, 20 to 25 years until he came back and carried on.”
(from a interview with David and Julie Mayo at the end of a promotional video made at the Advanced Ability Center in Santa Barbara, California, ca March 1984)
   
     sound  Sound snippet (0:46) 
 
   
And finally in his series of short lectures given at the Advanced Ability Center he addressed it in more detail on 18 November 1984:
     sound  Sound snippet (3:52) 
 
   
This referred to “letter from LRH” however has never actually physically surfaced anywhere. His then wife Merrill Mayo makes the following claim regarding it: “LRH talked about his expectancy of leaving his body in the not-too-distant future. He said that the responsibility for the tech and for his technical hats for the next 20 to 25 years would be David's.”  (from “Merrill Mayo's Open Letter”, ca 1983).
There is also a message from Julie Gillespie (the later wife of David) that was posted in a newsgroup on the Internet on 28 April 1996. She says: “In April 1982, L. Ron Hubbard sent a very long and detailed letter to David Mayo concerning the future of the tech. A copy of the letter was sent to a good many other people: I was on the list, as Senior C/S INT Assistant; also CO CMO INT (John Nelson, at the time); Maureen Samuels (who was either CO CMO SU of CO CMO GOLD); and several others.”.
One may wonder though what all these about 20 persons or so all did with the letter as a copy of it never surfaced out in the open in any form. May be it was not for them to keep or something. It is a bit odd this, as if it was produced and verified it would have added to the credibility of the tale. So why was it never produced? Is there something we are not supposed to know about it?
 

Then there was also this rumour within the Sea Org. Reference was then made to a passage in ‘LRH ED 339R Int’, 13 Mar 82 (Revised 12 Jul 82) “Revision of the Birthday Game 1982/1983”:
        
“And some day--how many birthdays later?--you'll give me and yourselves and all your friends--a CLEARED PLANET!
        
 
  And I'll go off with you to Target TWO and we'll clear another one!”
 
This was then interpreted by some as if L. Ron Hubbard would be coming back to reassume some hat. This is probably a bit farfetched though.

Now, if we apply this communication that has been relayed through David Mayo then L. Ron Hubbard would have had the time till 2002/2007 to come forward. Or if we focus on that Flag Order message till 2006. At least this is what various persons do figure. Either way it would appear then that this prophecy is more than slightly overdue!
Further it is reported/claimed that somewhere during late 1985/early 1986 David Mayo's group Advanced Ability Center had already been dissolved due to pressure of the Church of Scientology. His group was lastly heard of in 1993, newsletters continued to be published till that time. Then we find a David Mayo posting regularly on a few newsgroups on the Internet during the first half of 1996. After which he rather abruptly disappeared and he nor the Advanced Ability Center was ever heard of again. Since then his whereabouts or what he has been doing are shrouded in mystery and no one knows or can tell (or wants to). It would appear thus that all this with that Tech Hat did not work out all that well.

 
Go back The work completed?

“So technical progress has been: ...
COMPLETE DIANETICS - 1969.
COMPLETE SCIENTOLOGY - 1970.”          LRH
(from ‘LRH ED 117 Int’, 26 Aug 70 “Current Cases”)

The main issue here is that the question remains that if the job was done, then why would L. Ron Hubbard return? In regards to that we do have the 1972 status quo (see earlier chapter: “1973 - The turning point?” or click here, separate window).

Some rather surreal announcements were then made at the event in where, in a sort of official capacity, the supposed passing of L. Ron Hubbard was revealed to the Scientology public at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on 27 January 1986. From these we do not get any indication that he would be returning at some later date. Or at least this is not what the then current international management had as its message.
        
David MiscavigeDavid Miscavige:  “Approximately 2 weeks ago, he completed all of his researches he had set out to do. He has now moved on to his next OT, level of OT research. This level is beyond anything anyone of us ever imagined. This level is in fact done in an exterior state, meaning that it is done completely exterior from the body. ...
The being we knew as L. Ron Hubbard still exists. However, the body he had could no longer serve his purposes. This decision was one made at complete cause by L. Ron Hubbard, although you may feel grief, understand that he did not and does not now. He has simply moved on to his next step. ...

LRH in fact used this lifetime in the body we knew to accomplish what no man has ever accomplished. He unlocked the mysteries of life and gave us the tools so that we could free ourselves and our fellow men. L. Ron Hubbard completed everything he set out to do and more. ...”
        
        
sound  Sound snippet 1 (1:24) 
        
 
sound  Sound snippet 2 (0:29) 
 
 
sound  Sound snippet 3 (0:36) 
 
  (Please note that above sound snippets 1 & 3 are longer than the printed text that you find here above)  
        
Earle CooleyEarle Cooley, Attorney:  “And to make Scientology the principal object of his generosity, L. Ron Hubbard has given the ultimate expression of his love for you and his confidence in the present management of the Church. He has in effect told us, the Church is in good hands. You can do it all. Your future is assured, secureness knowledge, I choose to go about my work elsewhere.”
        
        
sound  Sound snippet (0:33) 
        
        
Pat BroekerPat Broeker:  “Second thing I want to mention, is that for the first time, for the first time, since 1980, was the management of the Church able to be totally, completely wean from his having the takeover and straighten things out. Completely! What they produced was it allowed him to do his own hat. ...
We also by the way have the OT level that is going to be done, immediately after every thetan discards his or her body. He wrote that up before he went. ...

So you know it, now you know it. Now you're ready, or when it happens. He, he finished his job. There is, there is not, there is not much else to say except that, what he came to do, he did! Now, now that he's out there, now he embarks upon his further OT research, at a completely new level.”
        
        
sound  Sound snippet 1 (0:52) 
        
 
sound  Sound snippet 2 (0:22) 
 
 
sound  Sound snippet 3 (0:44) 
 

Then as a curiosity I may make mention here of a passage that appears in the odd publication ‘Hymn of Asia: An Eastern Poem’ (late 73; first published Jan 75). Some have figured that this book would be about L. Ron Hubbard himself. The first 3 lines of the book read:
        
“Am I Metteyya?
 If you see me dead I will then
     live forever.”
        
Some have interpreted these lines as if when he would die (this time around), that he would not again subject himself to taking another body. Note that the aim of Buddhism or Buddha (Metteyya) is to break or eliminate the wheel of life (continuous cycle of birth, life, and death) or the need for reincarnation.
The story goes that Buddha had announced that he would come back to help other people to become enlightened as well although he had already achieved this aim to eliminate the wheel of life for himself. Thus these lines could be interpreted as that this announcement of Buddha had now been fulfilled. He had returned, had then accomplished his goal to help the other people out of the wheel of life, and he would now leave this earth forever.

 
Go back On guard forever?

Already in 1957 L. Ron Hubbard had proclaimed:
        
“I charge you with this - - look to source writings, not to interpretations. Look to the original work, not offshoots.
        
 
If I have fought for a quarter of a century, most of it alone, to keep this work from serving to uphold the enslavers of Man, to keep it free from some destructive ‘pitch’ or slant, then you certainly can carry that motif a little further.
 
 
I'll not always be here on guard. The stars twinkle in the Milky Way and the wind sighs for songs across the empty fields of a planet a Galaxy away.
 
 
You won't always be here.
 
 
But before you go, whisper this to your sons, and their sons - - ‘The work was free. Keep it so.’”          LRH
(from booklet ‘Scientology: Clear Procedure - Issue One’ (first published 1957))
 

And in January 1966:
        
“As orgs grow, my assistants grow also and become more competent and refer less to me and work on delegated authority. My work is lighter the bigger we get so eventually I will hold only titles with no actions or duties. This can be continued easily and so there is no need to reduce identities to simplify lines. And there wouldn't even be a need to reorganize if I wasn't there in the flesh at all. All I need to do is work out a succession of assistants to make the activities continue. There is no succession of myself to be worked out in any identity regardless of what happens to me simply because I did the original work and as it is done there is no reason to have a succession for it as it is itself. ...
        
 
This is not only today then, but tomorrow as well and the above identities are firm as identities whether I am here or not. Even today 99% of my functions are done by delegated authority. The 1% left is heavy enough for 20 men but it is getting lighter each year and so can be seen to be only a post in a few years and so it can continue. ... We won't vanish if I as a person vanish.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 4 Jan 66 VI “LRH Relationships to Orgs”)
 

And in September 1966:
        
“In that new boards of directors are being elected for the various corporations and their branches, I am resigning the title of Executive Director and in accordance with a resolution of the general meeting of charter members am being given the title of ‘Founder’ instead. ...
        
 
This is not a retirement but is a resignation from all director posts and the conducting of organizations by myself.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 1 Sept 66 “Founder”)
 

If we ponder about these words, then ... would it be likely that he would return after things had been wrapped up? For what reason? To patch up (once again) that which we allowed to go wrong? Do we really always need to have our keeper to remain close with us, in order that he (as in guru) can correct us, and where we can go to for advice, and to solve all our problems and complaints? Wouldn't all that actually be up to us? Now, wouldn't that really be our responsibilty? Is Scientology then not about taking responsibility for self?
So is it plausible that he would return? It may not be so likely at all. It may turn to be a rude awakening for some that it may be is time for them to take responsibility for self and the things that are happening around them, this all by themselves.

Nonetheless since that time there have been various claims and reports as if L. Ron Hubbard would have returned (none however arose from within the Church of Scientology). From Europe we have 5 or so, then 12 more or so surfaced from Russia. But then, how many have not claimed that they had been Napoleon, or Marie-Antoinette, or some other such icon in some past life? One of these supposed reborn LRH's has suggested that the subject of Scientology has since been surpassed, and accordingly a new technology has been forwarded. It all sounds a bit like the behaviour that we usually find within the various so-called New Age movements, but then the subject of Scientology is actually opposed to all of that. The deliberate New Age association in fact could be perceived as being a discredit to the subject.

 

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.
     AD..:
After Dianetics ..’. The main book ‘Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health’ was first published in 1950. Therefore for example AD8, AD12, and AD29 would respectively give the years 1958, 1962 and 1979.
     audit, auditing, auditor:
The application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor (listener). The goal of the auditor is to make the receiver of the auditing look at incidents and reduce the mental charge which may lay upon them. The auditor may not evaluate and has to adhere to the Auditor's code.
     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.
     Clear:
1. What we mean by Clear is an erasure of the mental mass which inhibits their thinking, postulating, and so on. (SH Spec 75, 6608C16)  2. An unaberrated person. He is rational in that he forms the best possible solutions he can on the data he has and from his viewpoint. He obtains the maximum pleasure for the organism, present and future, as well as for the subjects along the other dynamics. The Clear has no engrams which can be restimulated to throw out the correctness of computation by entering hidden and false data in it. (Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, p. 111)
     C/S:
Case/Supervisor’.  1. That person in a Scientology Church who gives instructions regarding, and supervises the auditing of preclears. The abbreviation C/S can refer to the Case Supervisor or to the written instructions of a case supervisor depending on context. (BTB 12 Apr 72R)  2. The C/S is the case supervisor. He has to be an accomplished and properly certified auditor and a person trained additionally to supervise cases. The C/S is the auditor's “handler.” He tells the auditor what to do, corrects his tech, keeps the lines straight and keeps the auditor calm and willing and winning. The C/S is the pc's case director. His actions are done for the pc. (Dianetics Today, Bk. 3, p. 545)
     Dynamics:
The urge, thrust and purpose of life – SURVIVE! – in its eight manifestations. The First Dynamic, survival of self; the Second Dynamic, the urge toward survival through sex and children; the Third Dynamic, the urge to survive through a group. The Fourth Dynamic, the urge to survive through all mankind; the Fifth Dynamic, the urge to survive through all living things; the Sixth Dynamic, the urge toward survival as the physical universe; the Seventh Dynamic, the urge toward survival through spirits or as a spirit; the Eighth Dynamic, the urge toward survival through infinity. (Marriage Hats booklet)
     Expanded Dianetics (Ex Dn, XDN):
(1) “its results are freedom from cruel impulses and chronic unwanted conditions and ability to act in an optimum manner without restraint.”;  (2) about the course: “Trains a person to understand and handle irrational behavior in others and chronic unwanted conditions.” (What Is Scientology? (1978), p 10 & 12)
    FCO:
Flag Condition Order’. Sea Org* issue-type reserved for ethics matters. Equivalent to Ethics Order (Condition Order) as used in lower classed Scientology organizations.
     Flag Order (FO):
This is the equivalent to a policy letter (HCO PL) in the Sea Org (senior organization within the Church of Scientology). Contains policy and sea technical materials. They are numbered and dated. They do not decay, HCO PLs and FOs are both in effect on Sea Org orgs, ships, offices and bases. Black ink on white paper. Distribution to all Sea Org members. It is vital for SO units to have master files and quantity of FOs from which hats can be made up for SO personnel and courses. (HCO PL 24 Sept 70R)
     FO:
Short for ‘Flag Order’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
    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).
     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)
     Operating Thetan (OT):
1. Willing and knowing cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time. And that would of course be mind and that would of course be universe. (SH Spec 80, 6609C08)  2. An individual who could operate totally independently of his body whether he had one or didn't have one. He's now himself, he's not dependent on the universe around him. (SH Spec 66, 6509C09)  3. A being at cause over matter, energy, space, time, form and life. Operating comes from “able to operate without dependency on things” and thetan is the Greek letter theta (θ), which the Greeks used to represent “thought” or perhaps “spirit” to which an “n” is added to make a new noun in the modern style used to create words in engineering. (Book of Case Remedies, p. 10)
     org(s):
Short for ‘organization(s)’.
     OT:
Short for ‘Operating Thetan’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     O/W Write-up:
Overt/Withhold Write-up’. Basically writing down overt acts and withholds in a particular format on a piece of paper that is then forwarded to the Ethics section of a Scientology organization. It's purpose is to relieve the conscience of the person, and make him feel better. It is also a standard practice to be done prior to receiving auditing, as one is told that it will save the person costly auditing hours.
     PDH, PDHed:
Pain Drugs Hypnosis’. A person is put into a trance through use of pain, drugs and hypnosis and is told things. Roughly it means you have become stimulus response without really having control of yourself anymore.
     preclear (pc):
1. A person who, through Scientology processing, is finding out more about himself and life. (The Phoenix Lectures, p. 20)  2. A spiritual being who is now on the road to becoming Clear, hence preclear. (HCOB 5 Apr 69)  3. One who is discovering things about himself and who is becoming clearer. (HCO PL 21 Aug 62)
     PTS, PTSness:
potential trouble source’.  1. Somebody who is connected with an SP (suppressive person) who is invalidating him, his beingness, his processing, his life. (SH Spec 63, 6506C08)  2. He's here, he's way up today and he's way down tomorrow. (Establishment Officer Lecture 3, 7203C02 SO I)  3. The mechanism of PTS is environmental menace that keeps something continually keyed in. This can be a constant recurring somatic or continual, recurring pressure or a mass. (HCOB 5 Dec 68)
     Rock Slam (R/S):
1. A crazy, irregular, unequal, jerky motion of the needle narrow as one inch or as wide as three inches, happening several times a second. (E-Meter Essentials, p. 17).  2. As a meter representation, is the result of innumerable committed overts in a certain direction, and when you've got that certain direction isolated, that is to say the items against which the overts were committed isolated you then have of course a rock slam. (SH Spec 203, 6210C11)
  Rock Slammer:  
It means it's somebody who gets a rock slam when you ask them: “Consider overts against Scn” and that broadens out of course against Ron, against the organization or against an auditor. (SH Spec 198, 6210C04)
     RPF:
Rehabilitation Project Force’. For more detailed information see article here (separate window).
     R/S:
An abbreviation for ‘Rock Slam’. See at that entry 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.
     Sea Org (SO):
Short for ‘Sea Organization’. This is the senior organization within the Church of Scientology that see to it that Advanced Organizations (AO's) and the Class IV-V organizations do function well. They send out so-called missions if there are indications or if they find that improvement or corrections are called for. They also provide for dissemination and other programs that the Scientology organizations are to comply with. Missions may be send out to implement these and instruct the organizations.
     Sec Check(ing):
Short for ‘security check(ing)’.
     SHSBC:
Saint Hill Special Briefing Course’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     SO:
Sea Org(anization)’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     ‘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).
     third dynamic:
There could be said to be eight urges (drives, impulses) in life. These we call dynamics. These are motives or motivations. The ‘third dynamic’ is the urge towards existence in groups or individuals. Also referred to as the ‘group dynamic’.
     Withholds, W/Hs:
Something a person did that he isn't talking about. Basically, it is a no action after the fact of action in which the individual has done or been an accessory to doing something which is a transgression against some moral code consisting of agreements to which the individual has subscribed in order to guarantee, with others, the survival of a group with which he is co-acting or has co-acted toward survival. (from Marriage Hats booklet)
     XDN or Ex Dn:
Short for ‘Expanded Dianetics’.  See at that entry in vocabulary.


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