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Scientology: The ‘Primary Rundown’ and Superliteracy  or
     The telltale of the definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’
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(Scientology: Training - How to go about it  or
       Tracking the history of ‘Fast Flow Training’ (1968-83))
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“So that there is NO question about what is meant by FAST FLOW TRAINING:
        
 
ANY STUDENT WHO HONESTLY COMPLETES THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN OR PRIMARY CORRECTION RUNDOWN IS THEREAFTER DESIGNATED A ‘FAST FLOW STUDENT’.”
 
  L. Ron Hubbard            
  (from HCOB 13 Aug 72R (Corrected and Reissued 15 Aug 72) “Fast Flow Training”)  


The disappearance of information (3) -
‘Primary Rundown’ and Superliteracy
 (page 2)

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Back to Main Index ‘Fast Flow Training’ - A chronological and factual overview

    
(1) A chronological and factual overview of what it meant during 1968-83:
  Lecture 5 Jan 68, AO-1 “Fast Flow and Inspection Before the Fact”
  ‘LRH ED 2 Int’, 20 Jan 69 “Attestation Reinstated”
  HCO PL 29 Jul 72 II “Fast Flow - Training”
  HCOB 13 Aug 72R (Corrected and Reissued 15 Aug 72) “Fast Flow Training”
  HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”
             - The matter of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”
- ‘Advance! 25’, Oct 74 “L. Ron Hubbard Reinstates Fast Flow Training on ALL AO Courses”
- ‘The Auditor 105 (US Edition)’, Nov 74 “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”
  BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup”
  HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup”
  HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training”
 
(2) Further analysis:
  What involved the change incorporated since August 1974 in the definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’?
  What reason could there be for the introduction of this altered definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’?
  Was this change actually authorized by L. Ron Hubbard?
  Various annotations found in HCOB 21 Aug 79 “Twinning”  &  Summary

 
Back to Main Index Lecture 5 Jan 68, AO-1 “Fast Flow and Inspection Before the Fact”

A Fast Flow System of Management was introduced by HCO PL 29 Mar 65 II “Administration, Flows and Expansion: The F A S T  F L O W System”.

The basic idea in regards to learning had turned: “Fast Flow is obtained by removing all unnecessary actions.”  (from HCO PL 14 Mar 68 “Policies Governing the Qualifications Division”).

It was introduced and implemented as follows:
      
“SPECIAL LECTURE ON FAST FLOW SYSTEM BY L. RON HUBBARD GOING TO ALL ORGS
John McMaster, Clear 1, Class VII Honours, now on a tour of all Scientology Organizations, is bringing with him a special tape lecture by L. Ron Hubbard on the new Fast Flow System of Examination, without inspection.
This recording was made at the Advanced Organization early in January, 1968, at the first Graduation Ceremony at the Advanced Organization.
Ron attended the graduation and when it had finished, stepped forward and gave a fine lecture on the new Fast Flow System.
FAST FLOW SYSTEM
In his lecture, Ron lucidly explains how the Fast Flow System sweeps aside all barriers to swift progress by students or preclears on the
  
road to Total Freedom. From Class 0 to Class VII or Grade 0 to Clear and beyond, fast progress and certainty is the keynote of each step you take.
The Fast Flow System was piloted at the Advanced Organization, and following its success there, Ron sent a Sea Org Officer, Fred Payer, to Saint Hill to put the Fast Flow System in at Saint Hill. Fred is currently making a world tour specifically to put in the Fast  Flow System of examination without inspection in every Scientology Organization.
Ron's lecture will be played at 8 p.m. on the evening of John's first lecture at each Scientology Organization. John is giving two lectures at each Organization.”
          (from ‘The Auditor 34’, [ca Apr 68])
      

      
“Fast Flow System in at Saint Hill 
Since the introduction of the fast flow system at Saint Hill, students on the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course have never looked so confident nor moved so fast through the levels of the course. The average time spent by students on the course has been cut by half. The course, still the same matchless Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, can now be completed in only 12 weeks!
  
In early January 1968, the new fast flow system of examination without inspection was put into operation at Saint Hill by L. Ron Hubbard and the students immediately began achieving more, and faster, than ever before. Within ten days of the introduction of the fast flow system, the Director of Training reported a one hundred percent increase in the number of students certifying or classifying.”
          (from ‘The Auditor 34’, [ca Apr 68])
      
      
“The fast flow system without examination is now in at St. Hill. All students, preclears and staff now operate on the new fast flow system. All actions which may stop or impede a person's progress have been removed. There are no more written or practical examinations. All a person has to do is complete the requirements and attest that a level of training
  
or grade of release has been achieved. The new fast flow system really flows fast and students and preclears are moving even faster through courses and processing. This streamlining at St. Hill actually means that a greater number of students can receive St. Hill services at any given time and has greatly improved efficiency.”
          (from ‘The Auditor 32’, [ca Feb 68])
      

Then in event of difficulties occurring in regards to attesting:
        
“It is sometimes easier for a pc to falsely attest than to face his own bank. To escape, he falsely attests. If ethics action for such false attestation is soft, it encourages him to falsely attest as there is no real penalty. Where ethics action is savage, it is easier for him to face his bank and so he actually makes it.
        
 
Only about 4 or 5% will falsely attest in the face of heavy ethics. This is no reason to hold up 95 or 96 people every hundred. Savage ethics such as a Condition of Liability enforced prevents the number from getting any larger than 4 or 5%.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 7 Feb 68 “Fast Flow and Ethics”)
 

        
“For persons who have been found guilty at any time of a FALSE ATTESTATION – thereafter an attestation will never be accepted by anyone. There will only be an examination.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 11 Mar 68 “False Attestation”)
        

A note about how to attest:
        
“The PC or student signs an attestation slip that he has completed, or can apply the data or has attained the grade. All attestations must be action attestations. Never one like ‘I've read the data and know it’. Only, ‘I can apply Q & A data to a PC, is acceptable for an attestation.”
(from HCO PL 14 Mar 68 “Policies Governing the Qualifications Division”)
        

Later that year in August 1968:
        
“CANCEL ATTESTATION ON UK AND US SHSBC AND REVERT TO EXAMINATION. LIKEWISE ON ALL ACADEMY STUDENTS IN UK. GET IN TRS AND EXACT GRADE PROCESS. RETRAIN ALL WHO FLUB OR GET ETHICS RECORDS PRIOR TO THIS DATE. YOUR PROGRAM: GET AUDITORS GET RESULTS GET UP STATS.”          LRH
(from ‘LRH ED 29 WW, 16 SH, 1 EU, 1 US’, 1 Aug 68 “untitled”)
        
Note: Revoked by ‘LRH ED 2 Int’, 20 Jan 69 “Attestation Reinstated” & HCO PL 3 Sept 69 “same title” that reissued this LRH ED 2 Int as an HCO PL.

 
Back to Main Index ‘LRH ED 2 Int’, 20 Jan 69 “Attestation Reinstated”

Fast Flow defined and reinstated as follows:
        
“FAST FLOW means the student attests his theory or practical class when he believes he has covered the materials and can do it. There is no examination.
        
 
The student's own attestation is accepted and he is certified.
 
 
If he has made a false attestation it shows up in his auditing.
 
 
However, he will not now be ordered to retrain if he errs in his auditing. He will be fined as an Ethics matter. The fine will be proportionate to the cost of the auditing done incorrectly.”          LRH
 

Explanation:
        
“I am sorry for any inconvenience or slow this temporary suspension of Fast Flow may have brought about. The first release of the new non-examination system was a test. It was withdrawn and any holes in it patched up.
        
 
Fast Flow on training as well as auditing is now fully and permanently released. It was not suspended on grades or auditing. It is now restored to training.”          LRH
 

Because of:
        
“Class VIII was a great break through in auditing. It pushed results to 100%. With Class VIIIs around the simplicity and directness of auditing is in full view and results will be higher than ever before.”          LRH
(all above citations from ‘LRH ED 2 Int, 20 Jan 69 “Attestation Reinstated”)
        
(* Note: This is a reissue of ‘LRH ED 82 Int’, 17 Jan 69 “same title”. It is sometimes also referred to as ‘LRH ED 82’, 20 Jan 69 “same title”. The most used reference to it however is as ‘LRH ED 2 Int’, 20 Jan 69 “Attestation Reinstated” for which reason I use this here.)


May and July 1969 came with a few notices about twinning:
        
“... a student may work with another student to be sure he knows it. In this case, HCO Policy Letter of 26 August 1965, ‘Scientology Training-Twin Checkouts’, should be followed, except that the student still attests on his own Checksheet for each item.”
(from HCO PL 8 May 69 II “Fast Flow by Attestation”)
        
        
“Although Academy and Briefing Courses are taught on a fast flow basis with no examinations, students must apply HCO P/L 26 Aug 65, ‘SCIENTOLOGY TRAINING TWIN CHECKOUTS’ on all star-rated materials of their level.”
(from HCO PL 22 Jul 69 “Fast Flow Training”)
        
Both of the above quoted references were cancelled by HCO PL 29 Jul 72 II “Fast Flow Training” ( see next chapter).

 
Back to Main Index HCO PL 29 Jul 72 II “Fast Flow - Training”

This one is still escaping me. Issued at an interesting time. It was issued 2 weeks prior to the release of the reference that firmly established the definition of Fast Flow Training (see next chapter). I have not been able to acquire a copy of this. If you may have a copy of this, then please contact me!

It does not appear to be listed in the ‘HCO Policy Letter Subject Index’ (released 1976) in the section that lists policy letters “written by the Founder or ordered by him”. It does however appear in the section that lists policy letters that were cancelled and not written by L. Ron Hubbard. I like to consult this reference just for the matter of curiosity.

HCOB 21 Aug 79 “Twinning” notes:
            
“The following BPLs and HCO PLs which cancelled issues on twinning, or cancelled or suspended twinning itself, are now CANCELLED:
        
  1.
HCO PL 29 Jul 72 II FAST FLOW IN TRAINING written by Training and Services Aide. Though the issues it cancelled remain cancelled, this HCO PL itself was cancelled by BPL 10 Oct 75 X CANCELLATION OF POLICY LETTERS 1972 and remains so.”
 

 
Back to Main Index H'Fast Flow Student' lapelCOB 13 Aug 72R (Corrected and Reissued 15 Aug 72) “Fast Flow Training”

In August 1972 we have a change in what is required prior to be considered eligible for Fast Flow Training:

 
“L. RON HUBBARD HAS JUST WRITTEN THIS ARTICLE AND SENT IT TO THE ‘AUDITOR’. IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE CREATED AN EXTRA TWO PAGES SO YOU COULD HAVE IT WITH THIS ISSUE.
 
         EXTRA
FAST FLOW
        
 
TRAINING
 
 
BY L. RON HUBBARD
 
      
So that there is NO question about what is meant by FAST FLOW TRAINING:
ANY STUDENT WHO HONESTLY COMPLETES THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN OR PRIMARY CORRECTION RUNDOWN IS THEREAFTER DESIGNATED A “FAST FLOW STUDENT”.
...
The Fast Flow Student studies within his knowledge of study tech. He is assisted by Supervisors. Any Word Clearing action needed can be done on him. He can be sent to Qual and Crammed. He can be starrated and made to clay demo by the Supervisor.
He does not however have to have a twin, he does not automatically starrate starrate items, he does not have to have an examination.
The Fast Flow System makes for very rapid training. This becomes possible due to the development of the Primary Rundown and Primary Correction Rundown.
  
PREREQUISITES
Primary Rundown or Primary Correction Rundown are required for Levels 0 to IV or above and for FEBC. They are not required for HSDC or the many other courses below these levels.
 NON PRDs
Those students who have not had a Primary Rundown or Primary Correction must star-rate, clay demo, twin and go through the materials as many times as required, using the entirety of the student hat.
It is much faster to do the PRD or PCRD first.
DESIGNATION
The FAST FLOW STUDENT should be given a blue lapel award and wear it in Class. It should say FFS on it in black letters.
This gives the green light to rapid and effective completion of courses for the SUPER-LITERATE.
LRH signature
          (from ‘The Auditor 79 (UK Edition)’, [Aug 72])
      

Subsequently we see this article in The Auditor issued as HCOB 13 Aug 72R (Corrected and Reissued 15 Aug 72) “Fast Flow Training”.

It involved:
 
“Academy Courses are now FAST FLOW.
             
             
  This is possible because of the gains obtainable in the Primary Rundown. The Primary Rundown is a requisite to starting Academy Training AND is included FREE with full payment for Academy Levels 0 - IV. ...
 
 
  The length of each Academy Level for someone who has completed the Primary Rundown is approximately 7 - 10 days, not including co-auditing time.”
         (from ‘Ability 252’, [ca Aug 72])
 

And:
             
“Understand at the speed of thought! 
Take The Primary Rundown
             
 
  Every human being has the potential of extraordinary rapid learning. Every individual can reach a stage where he can look at a page, absorb the essential data and – what is more important – be able to apply it in his life. ...
 
 
  You can increase your learning skills in a short, intense, six weeks course – The Primary Rundown. This course consists of spiritual counseling which clears up any misunderstoods you have on subjects you have studied in the past, and a training section with unique study methods which enable you to attain a new state of awareness – Superliteracy. Superliteracy is now a requirement for most Scientology training, but it is also a must for anyone who wants to know, to learn rapidly.
         (from ‘Ability 269’, (Dec 73))
 

 
Back to Main Index HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”

 
Go back ‘The matter of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”

In 1974 we see the release of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”. We find an entry of this in the ‘Technical Dictionary: Dianetics and Scientology’ that reads as follows:
        
“FAST FLOW STUDENT, the fast flow student passes courses by an attestation at Certs and Awards that he (a) enrolled properly on the course, (b) has paid for the course (or signed a no-charge invoice for 2½ or 5 year contracted staff), (c) has studied and understands all the materials on the checksheet, (d) has done the drills called for by the checksheet, (e) can produce the result required in the course materials. Twin checkouts are suspended. Examinations are not required. (HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II)”
        

I had some trouble to locate an actual copy of this reference. It was already cancelled and taken out of circulation slightly more than just 2 years later (October 1976). This very reference is though of great significance in regards to the future of the Primary Rundown. I finally did find a copy of the reference included in a Student Hat pack “for students on the Primary Rundown” issued in early 1975. The full text of this reference can be consulted in the link here below.
HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” (pop-up window).

The message of this reference is quite clear. Its release notices already tell us: “(SUSPENDS any HCOB, HCO PL, BTB or BPL requiring twin training or checkouts, preventing Supervisor checkouts or requiring PRD as a prerequisite for courses.)”. See scanning here below:

Scanning headtitles of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II

It advices for Staff training:
        
“The Student Hat is suspended as a requisite for staff courses for staff.
        
 
The Study Tech requirements for staff are the Applied Scholastics Basic Study Manual and Method 1 with each word cleared to F/N. The Primary RD is not a prerequisite for any staff training course including the OEC*.
 
 
Twin checkouts are suspended. The course theory materials on the checksheet are attested as studied, understood and able to apply.
 
 
Examinations are not required.”
 

And for Academy training:
        
“The Primary RD is suspended as a prerequisite for all Academy Courses. The only prerequisites are the Applied Scholastics Basic Study Manual, unless the student has already done a non-Superliterate Student Hat or PRD and Method 1 for Level 0-4 students with each word fully cleared to F/N.
        
 
Requirements of twin training or checkouts are suspended. The student need not have a twin. The student signs off the items done on his checksheet attesting that he has studied them applying Study Tech, knows and understands them and can apply them.”
 

We actually see that it abolishes the Primary Rundown as a prerequisite for any course, Academy levels and so on. But not only that, suddenly it was also alright to actually manage without even a twin for training or checkouts. It acts directly against the approach and concepts that where quite firmly established and put there in 1972 with HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”. Just about 2 years later its outline had already been abandoned and put aside. It appears clear enough that one reverts back to what it had said in the earlier discussed ‘LRH ED 2 Int’, 20 Jan 69 “Attestation Reinstated”. While doing that it is abolishing the in 1972 established definition and meaning of the term Fast Flow Training.

Some things are strange in regards to this HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”. We find this HCO PL listed in the ‘HCO Policy Letter Subject Index’ (released March 1976) in ‘Appendix A’ which lists all the Policy Letters that were “written by the Founder or ordered by him”. At that time (March 1976) it appears in use and was considered a valid reference as per the ‘HCO Policy Letter Subject Index’. Then in October of that year we are informed that this reference was “written for LRH and not by him”, this by the BPL that cancelled and replaced it (BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup”).
Per the above notices it apparently was established after March 1976 (release of ‘HCO Policy Letter Subject Index’), that L. Ron Hubbard had not actually written it! Could it be so that it then may be was ordered by L. Ron Hubbard to have it written and issued? Do we actually have some way to find out if he actually knew about it having been released? The BPL cancelling it only notices that it was “written for LRH and not by him”. This can very easily mean that he did not know about it having been issued. Basically everything that he did not write himself was considered written “for LRH”, and got these notices. It did not need his authorization, it just went through a Board of Issues and got approved, printed up and distributed, and that's that. It wouldn't be the first time that a non-LRH issue got issued as if it derived from L. Ron Hubbard. We have it documented that such had happened in previous years, it was then either counteracted (not acted upon or implemented) or fairly quickly cancelled. These happenings confirm that there is no guarantee for that such could not happen once again.
(Note: I address and list various of these instances elsewhere on my Scientology pages, to consult click here (“The ‘Wrong Why’ exerted? or Inventing the wheel all over again”) and here (“First grades then Dianetics (1): A first attempt in November 1969”) (separate windows).

Below scanning unfolds to us that the release itself does not indicate anywhere that it would have been “written for LRH”. We see only the signature of L. Ron Hubbard, and the composer initials ‘LRH’ tell us that the originator would have been L. Ron Hubbard, there is no additional co-compiler indicated. The small characters denote the typist with initials ‘nt’ (this stands for Nancy Tidman).

Scanning signature of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II


Would it have been written “for L. Ron Hubbard” it would have looked as follows:

  
      Xxx Xxxxxxx (name of person)
Zzzzzz zz Zzzzzzz (position held by person)
      for
      L. RON HUBBARD
FOUNDER
 
LRH:XX:nt
Copyright © 1974
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
   
(Note: I explain elsewhere on my site in detail how to interpret these various initials and what they mean. For consult click here, separate window)

This time around it appears to be so that a non-LRH HCO PL was abolishing and suspending something that was set up by an LRH HCOB, which is nonetheless quite noteworthy! It turns even more noteworthy when we realize that it had not been uncovered at least as late as March 1976, evidence for this we find when we see how it is presented in the ‘HCO Policy Letter Subject Index’ (released March 1976). This is more than 1½ years after its release! Then in October 1976 it gets cancelled for given reason. See in scanning here below:

Scanning headtitles of BPL 18 Oct 76

The interesting thing here is that HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”: (1) that it was falsely attributed as having been written by L. Ron Hubbard, to that effect we see that it carries a clearly incorrect signature; (2) during the time that it was valid it was very well promoted, notices are found in for example ‘Advance! 25’, Oct 74 and ‘The Auditor 105 (US Edition)’, Nov 74; (3) referencing to it is also found in checksheets that were released in that time period, for example the Standard Academy Checksheets for Scientology Level 0 to 4 (BPL 26 Jan 72R (Revised and reissued 11 Oct 74 as BPL), Issue IV to VIII), and BPL 23 May 73R (Revised 30 Nov 74), Issue I “Class IV - Hubbard Advanced Auditor Case Supervisor Course”. It made reference to it as follows: “The course is done fast flow per HCO PL 31 Aug 74 Issue II Fast Flow Training Reinstated.” or “It is to be studied in sequence per HCO PL 31 Aug 74 Iss II Fast Flow Training Reinstated.”.
Nonetheless for some reason it all had managed to escape the attention of L. Ron Hubbard.

When it finally was caught that it was not written by L. Ron Hubbard (just over 2 years later), we then see that the replacing reference (BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup”) continues to follow the exact same line as that which HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” had introduced. It did not, I repeat, it did not reinstate the Fast Flow Training definition as established earlier in 1972, it also did not reinstate the Primary Rundown as such. The 1974 HCO PL was not counteracted in this BPL release from 1976.

We also do see that the BPL suddenly notes in the signature area at the bottom: “As ordered & approved by L. Ron Hubbard”, a fourth and a fifth revision of this BPL also note something like this, but this is then later on once again defied by the reference that in its turn replaced the BPL revision releases, which was HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup” (see later chapter with that title for quotations).

We do see here a persistent downgrade of the findings concerning superliteracy and the importance of conceptual understanding. The abandoning of the Primary Rundown being a prerequisite for the Academy Levels (0-IV) and the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course was very well promoted in various magazines, and also referred to in various checksheets. Then these strange signature notices that first attribute personal involvement of L. Ron Hubbard, and that repeatedly later were defying that. All these are quite odd circumstances. One may start to wonder about the whereabouts of L .Ron Hubbard?


A few additional references that make notice of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II.

HCO Admin Letter 5 Dec 74 II “Bulletin Checklist HCO PLs - Jan 74-Oct 74” notes at entry HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”: “SUSPENDS any HCOB, HCO PL, BTB or BPL requiring twin training or checkouts, preventing Supervisor checkouts or requiring PRD as a prerequisite for courses.”.

BPL 12 Apr 72RB (Revised 20 Jan 75) II “The Student Hat Checksheet for Students on the Primary Rundown” notes in “SECTION V - COACHING AND CHECKOUTS”: NOTE:  Twin training and checkouts have been suspended as a requirement on courses, however checkouts are still in full force on internships and in cramming as per HCO PL 31 Aug 74 Fast Flow Training Reinstated. ...”.

The HCO Policy Letter Subject Index (released March 1976) on page 319 gives the notice about “HCO POLICY LETTER 21 Feb 71 Supervisor Checkouts” that “This PL is suspended per HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II Fast Flow Training Reinstated”.

HCOB 21 Aug 1979 “Twinning” notes: “The following BPLs and HCO PLs which cancelled issues on twinning, or cancelled or suspended twinning itself, are now cancelled”. It then lists as #2: “HCO PL 31 Aug 74 FAST FLOW TRAINING REINSTATED which suspended twin training or checkouts, was previously cancelled and remains so.”. Further it says: “THERE ARE NO VALID BPLs OR HCO PLs NOW EXISTING WHICH CANCEL TWINNING.”. This actually actively counteracts HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” where it concerns twins and checkouts, it does not however address the matter of the Primary Rundown.

There exists also BPL 31 Aug 74-1 “Additions to Fast Flow Training”. This is probably(?) issued on 8 August 1975 as there appears a quotation from a BPL issued on that date in ‘Ability 286’, [ca Aug 75]. Is this from BPL 31 Aug 74-1 or is there also a BPL 8 Aug 75 “(Fast Flow Training Additions)”? If anyone would have copies, please contact me!

 
Go back ‘Advance! 25’, Oct 74 “L. Ron Hubbard Reinstates Fast Flow Training on ALL AO Courses”

This and the in the following section discussed ‘The Auditor’ issue can be considered a practical application of the ideas that were forwarded by HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” as found quoted in the ‘Dianetics and Scientology: Technical Dictionary’ (see previous section). These notices also are evidence for that which HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II introduced got very well promoted and implemented.

We find the following article in ‘Advance! 25’ (US Edition), Oct 74:  (quoted in full)
   
“L. Ron Hubbard Reinstates Fast Flow Training on ALL AO Courses
  In a recent ‘Policy Letter’ issued by the Founder, L. Ron Hubbard reinstated fast flow training on all Scientology courses, including the Solo Auditor's Course and the Advanced Courses.
  This means any barriers to training have been lifted by Ron. It means more thorough and smooth training for you on any present or future courses that might be offered at the Advanced Organization.
  Under fast flow training any requirement that you be examined on course materials has been suspended. Nor do you need to study with another student. You can study at your own speed, attesting that you have fully applied study technology and know, understand and can apply the materials you are studying.
  At all times the highly trained AOLA Course Supervisors will monitor your progress to ensure you receive totally standard course supervision and the full benefit of Ron's study technology.”
   

Now does it really mean: “more thorough and smooth training for you on any present or future courses”? as you will be Fast Flowing all these courses without having done the Primary Rundown!

See further the article here below and for various further notes regarding ...

 
Go back ‘The Auditor 105 (US Edition)’, Nov 74 “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”

Another practical application of the ideas that were forwarded by HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” as found quoted in the ‘Dianetics and Scientology: Technical Dictionary’.

We find the following article in ‘The Auditor 105 (US Edition)’, Nov 74:  (quoted in full)
   
“Fast Flow Training Reinstated  

Your Road is Open to Greater Ability
   L. Ron Hubbard has swept away any delays or arbitraries which might be slowing down your training. FAST FLOW Training means you can increase your abilities faster than ever before.
   Here's what this means to you:
   1. You do not need to do the Primary Rundown before getting all the benefits of training. All you need now is the Basic Study Manual Course (1 week full time, free with Academy 0-IV). For the Organization Executive Course, Academy Training 0-IV and above, Method One Word Clearing is also required. Anyone can learn to co-audit this method of word clearing, which clears up misunderstood words in any past subjects you have studied.
   2. You complete each course as quickly as
you can absorb the material and be able to apply it. Examinations and checkouts are no longer required. You attest you understand what you studied and have done the drills on the course and can produce the results required. That's all.
   3. All arbitrary auditing requirements of so many hours or so many completions from auditor training are removed. The requirement is “has produced the result required in the materials.”
   You will be assisted by your Course Supervisors as needed.
   Fast Flow Training opens the way for you! You can be at ASHO on the Briefing Course sooner than ever before. Take your next training step NOW.
Primary Rundown no longer prerequisite for Academy and Higher Training!”
   

A note can be made however about “You do not need to do the Primary Rundown before getting all the benefits of training.”. This was never actually the case. This Primary Rundown was not some prerequisite prior to “getting all the benefits of training”. It was only if you were to Fast Flow that training, and this is something different! The sentence at the bottom stressed in bold also does make a similar erroneous claim: “Primary Rundown no longer prerequisite for Academy and Higher Training!”. It actually never was a prerequisite for Academy Training, but it was for Higher Training (SHSBC).

Questionable is also the first sentence: “L. Ron Hubbard has swept away any delays or arbitraries which might be slowing down your training. FAST FLOW Training means you can increase your abilities faster than ever before.”. As increasing your abilities can only be established with correct duplication of the material studied. This is what the Primary Rundown was about. Not doing this Primary Rundown, but still Fast Flowing is defying what it had said in HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”: “So that there is NO question about what is meant by FAST FLOW TRAINING:  ANY STUDENT WHO HONESTLY COMPLETES THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN OR PRIMARY CORRECTION RUNDOWN IS THEREAFTER DESIGNATED A ‘FAST FLOW STUDENT’.”  LRH.  Now, why, why, why is this simple fact flagrantly being ignored? It makes it all the more suspect as others are speaking for L. Ron Hubbard. He did not write those articles as found in ‘Advance!’ and ‘The Auditor’, and he did not write HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” either. The reality of it is that you instead have planted “delays or arbitraries which might be slowing down your training” as you will Fast Flow your courses without having done the Primary Rundown (which is by the way not Fast Flow as established since April 1972). HCOB 4 Apr 72 (Revised 30 May 72) “Primary Rundown (Revised)” introduced the data that “students will not prosper if their study is begun without a Primary Rundown”. It even said that “It is a high crime to omit this vital step.”   LRH. Obviously a falsity had been slipped in these articles in ‘Advance!’and ‘The Auditor’.

It actually comes down to the same thing. Is an obvious misduplication of some person the reason why Fast Flow Training as established in 1972 was abolished? Or was there some other reason? This misconception was never caught, nor corrected.

 
Back to Main Index BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup”

This BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup” cancelled HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”. It redefines Fast Flow in regards to study. It gave as the first rule of Fast Flow Training:
        
“The only prerequisite for a student, staff or public, to be able to Fast Flow his courses is Student Hat and Method 1 Word Clearing. Where a student has already done the full Primary Rundown, he is also qualified to Fast Flow his courses.”
        

We can see here that it per this reference it would suffice to just have done the Student Hat and Method One Word Clearing prior to be considered a Fast Flow Student. Note that it had said in HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”:
     “So that there is NO question about what is meant by FAST FLOW TRAINING:
  ANY STUDENT WHO HONESTLY COMPLETES THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN OR PRIMARY CORRECTION RUNDOWN IS THEREAFTER DESIGNATED A ‘FAST FLOW STUDENT’.”          LRH

BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup” gave as the third rule of Fast Flow Training:
        
“The prerequisites for Major Courses and Academy training are Student Hat and Method 1 Word Clearing.”
        

It had said in HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training” under the section “PREREQUISITES”:
     “Primary Rundown or Primary Correction Rundown are required for Levels 0 to IV or above and for FEBC*. They are not required for HSDC* or the many other courses below these levels.”          LRH
(FEBC:  Flag Executive Briefing Course. Consists of high level administration technology.  HSDC:  Hubbard Standard Dianetics Course.)

It was indicated on BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup” that it was ‘As ordered & approved by L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’. The actual compilers as noted on this release were ‘W/O R. Merwin, CS-7 (LRH Communicator Aide, W/O stands for Warrant Officer) and ‘Assisted by CS-3 (Finance Aide) (this CS-3 is indicated with the initials ‘FF’). As BPL of 18 October 1976 it was revised and reissued 5 more times. A 3rd revision (BPL 18 Oct 76RB, Revised 29 March 1977) does not note any mention of L. Ron Hubbard on its approval lines or anywhere else which is noteworthy. The 4th revision (BPL 18 Oct 76RC, Revised 14 June 1977) claims that it was ‘Revised by L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’. The 5th revision (BPL 18 Oct 76RD, Revised 10 September 1978) said ‘Re-Revised by LRH Tech Comps Unit’, which also claimed that it was ‘Approved by L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’.
One additional note can be made here about Julie Gillespie, the RB, RC and RD version have been attributed to her as follows: ‘Julie Gillespie, Training & Services Aide’. This is worth mentioning here as she was later to become Mrs. Julie Gillespie Mayo (see further next section). I don't know what the R & RA version note as I have not been able to consult them. If anyone would have copies of any of these, please contact me!

It was already clear from HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” that it was reverting back to the previously issued ‘LRH ED 2 Int’, 20 Jan 69 “Attestation Reinstated”, although that reference did not actually mention or quoted from this very LRH ED. The later reference BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup” did carry the same message, but it was not until its 5th revision that it actually refers to it. This 5th revision added the text:
        
FAST FLOW DEFINED
        
 
A student attests his theory or practical class when he has fully covered the materials and can apply them. There is no examination. (LRH ED 2 INT)
         (from BPL 18 Oct 76RD (Revised 10 Sept 78) “Successful Training Lineup”)
 

List of the BPL revisions:
    
  
  Reference   Release date   Title & notes
 BPL 18 Oct 76             - “Successful Training Lineup”
 BPL 18 Oct 76-1    ?  a correction to and re-released as BPL 18 Oct 76
 BPL 18 Oct 76R    ?  “same title”
 BPL 18 Oct 76RA    ?  “same title”
 BPL 18 Oct 76RB  Revised 29 Mar 1977  “same title”
 BPL 18 Oct 76RC  Revised 14 Jun 1977  “same title”
 BPL 18 Oct 76RC-1    ?  assumably just an addition, implemented in next
 BPL 18 Oct 76RD  Revised 10 Sept 1978  “same title”
   

 
Back to Main Index HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup”

This HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup” cancelled and replaced BPL 18 Oct 76RD “same title”. This new reference could be said to be a comprised version of the earlier BPL version. It reinforces the “definition” of “FAST FLOW TRAINING” while quoting: “‘A student attests his theory or practical class when he has fully covered the materials and can apply them. There is no examination.’ (LRH ED 2 INT)”.
A comment can be made here, why does it refer to an LRH ED issued in 1969, an issue-type that only has a 12-month validity, after which time it has only value as an advice! What is the reason for that persistently no referrals are made to HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”? Why is it being ignored? This HCOB had not been revised reissued nor cancelled since!

It was in the reference itself indicated that it was written by ‘L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’. HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup” maintains the third rule of Fast Flow Training as follows (about identical to how it was presented in the earlier BPL 18 Oct 76):
        
“The only prerequisite for a student, staff or public to be able to fast flow his courses is Student Hat and Method One Word Clearing. Where a student has already done the full Primary Rundown, he is also qualified to fast flow his courses.”
(from HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup”)
        

Further HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup” explains:
        
“BPL 18 Oct 76RD, Rev. 10.9.78 Urgent Important, Successful Training Lineup is canceled because it dropped Method One Word Clearing out of training. It sought to solve students on academy courses being held up due to incomplete Method One, by no longer requiring Method One. As a result Method One Word Clearing dropped out of use and academy students and interns are now being delayed in training because they haven't had Method One. The ‘problem’ of incomplete Method One isn't even a problem, all one would have to do is complete the Method One!
        
 
Method One Word Clearing is now being reinstated by HCO PL 25 Sep 79 II Method One Word Clearing.
 
 
The history of BPL 18 Oct 76 and its revisions is of interest because there have been some six people involved in writing and rewriting the various versions of this issue. Each sought to solve some real or imagined problem with training, by going unusual and altering or changing LRH policy on training. As a result, arbitraries were entered into training and LRH Tech was dropped out of use. Each time this happened, training became less effective and slower. Instead of getting back to LRH policy on training each new revision entered a new arbitrary and omitted a vital piece of LRH Tech.”
 

Per the above it is justified to question the actual involvement of L. Ron Hubbard regarding especially the 4th & 5th revision of the BPL (version ‘RC’ & ‘RD’). These releases themselves actually claim that L. Ron Hubbard himself had revised the ‘RC’ version, and approved the ‘RD’ version. These claims per this HCO PL then were falsities.


A few notes have to be made in regards to this HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup”.  The authorship of this HCOB has been questioned. Sure, it was signed at the bottom with ‘L. Ron Hubbard, Founder’, but we also find the following composer initials found: ‘LRH:DM:gal’. Which theoretically stands for compilers/writers L. Ron Hubbard & David Mayo (the latter was the Senior C/S International at the time), ‘gal’ are the initials of the typist. Certain issues arose in regards to David Mayo during the early ’80's and the claim has been made that David Mayo compiled various references himself and signed them with L. Ron Hubbard. Or it may have been that he changed issues without authorization of L. Ron Hubbard himself. Subsequently any of such issues had been cancelled at a later date in the present official Scientology organization.
In addition it came in vogue somewhere during 1979-80 that actual compilers/originators of issues were indicated as assistants. The issue itself then was attributed as having been written by L. Ron Hubbard, when in fact he may not even have seen it.

 
Back to Main Index HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training”

Alright then, HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup” was cancelled by HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup, Cancelled 30 August 1983”.
This issue appears also appears to have been attributed as having been written by L. Ron Hubbard. The first 2 paragraphs read:
        
“This issue, written by another, is hereby cancelled.
        
 
The actual, proven successful lineup for training is given in HCOB 13 Aug 72RA. Revised 30 Aug 83, FAST FLOW TRAINING.”
 

On this exact same date we see that HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training” is revised and turns into HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training”. There is an oddity to be found here. We know now that HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup” (the issue being cancelled) confirmed the change of the prerequisites for Fast Flow Training which initially was instigated by the release of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” (as based on an LRH ED from 1969).

        
“So that there is NO question about what is meant by FAST FLOW TRAINING:
        
 
ANY STUDENT WHO HONESTLY COMPLETES THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN OR PRIMARY CORRECTION RUNDOWN IS THEREAFTER DESIGNATED A ‘FAST FLOW STUDENT’.”          LRH
  
       ( from HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”)
 
Was changed into:
        
“So that there is NO question about what is meant by FAST FLOW TRAINING:
        
 
ANY STUDENT WHO HONESTLY COMPLETES THE STUDENT HAT AND METHOD ONE WORD CLEARING ORTHE PRIMARY RUNDOWN OR PRIMARY CORRECTION RUNDOWN IS THEREAFTER DESIGNATED A ‘FAST FLOW STUDENT’.”          LRH
  
       ( from HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training”)
 

And ...

        
“It is much faster to do the PRD or PCRD first.”          LRH
  
       ( from HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”)
        
Was changed into:
        
“It is much faster to do Method One or the PRD or PCRD first.”          LRH
  
       ( from HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training”)
        
And these are actually rather significant changes!

HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training” also discarded of:
        
“PREREQUISITES 
        
 
Primary Rundown or Primary Correction Rundown are required for Levels 0 to IV or above and for FEBC. They are not required for HSDC or the many other courses below these levels.”          LRH
  
       ( from HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”)
 

You can make a detailed comparison of the 2 versions of this same reference in a pop-up window that I created, please click here to consult.


A closer look

So, what are we actually looking at here?
HCO PL 25 Sept 79, Issue I “Successful Training Lineup”
Release date: 25 September 1979 - Attributed to L. Ron Hubbard
Cancelled date: 30 August 1983 - Involvement of L. Ron Hubbard is denounced  
Cancelled by: HCO PL 25 Sept 79, Issue I “Successful Training Lineup, Cancelled 30 August 1983” (this cancelling issue is attributed to have been written by L. Ron Hubbard);
   It announced that the original 1979 issue was “written by another” (i.e. not L. Ron Hubbard)
HCOB 13 Aug 72RA “Fast Flow Training”
Release & revision date: 30 August 1983 - Attributed to L. Ron Hubbard
   The revision confirms the prerequisites for the Fast Flow Student designation as was earlier confirmed by HCO PL 25 Sept 79, Issue I “Successful Training Lineup”

Now, how is it to be explained that an issue (HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I) that is later confirmed not having been written by L. Ron Hubbard was being cancelled, but that at the exact same day (30 Aug 83) the altered prerequisites for Fast Flow which were reinforced in that now cancelled confirmed non-LRH issue are then being incorporated into another existing LRH issue (HCOB 13 Aug 72RA). The issue that actually cancelled HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I was also attributed as having been written by L. Ron Hubbard. The problem is that we seem to be lacking a direct confirmed interference from L. Ron Hubbard from the ’70's regarding this drastic change in the prerequisites of Fast Flow Training.

The obvious dilemma here is why the existence of HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training” basically was ignored all these years until 30 Aug ’83? L. Ron Hubbard has not withdrawn any of his statements about the vital importance of this Rundown or even the PRD being a prerequisite to major courses, others however did. There is simply no direct referencing from L. Ron Hubbard anywhere to be found in these ’70's that would justify the change of HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training” a whole 11 years later into HCOB 13 Aug 72RA “Fast Flow Training”.

Elsewhere on my site I have provided information that various issues released or changed in these early ’80's can be questioned in regards to their authorship. One should also ask oneself if L. Ron hubbard would approve of such a technical downgrade, this after having pointed out the vital importance of this Primary Rundown in various references so very very extensively (see especially my later chapter: “The importance and the necessity of the Primary Rundown confirmed”).

Also consider that a properly done Primary Rundown would have turned you into a wordclear in regards to study technology, meaning that you would have full conceptual understanding of all the data concerning the study technology as found in the Study Tapes and the Student Hat. It is simply not logical to remove this from the prerequisites prior to be considered a Fast Flow student. Being Fast Flow is about:

“THE PRODUCT AT THIS POINT IS A STUDENT WHO KNOWS HOW TO STUDY AND WILL BE ABLE TO USE WHAT HE STUDIES.”          LRH
(from HCOB 4 Apr 72“Tech Div Primary Rundown”)

Solely doing Method One Word Clearing and a normally done Student Hat does not have this product. Think about it. The circumstances surrounding this technical change are to say the least obscure and suspicious.

The book ‘What Is Scientology?’ (1978 edition) on page 49 tells us the following:
        
 “Method One Word Clearing handles study difficulties due to earlier misunderstood words in subjects studied previously.
To fully handle study difficulties, the Primary Rundown should be done. A person who has done this course can read comfortably and instantly translate word data into concepts and so can study accurately and swiftly and can then do the actions. It is advised that this course be done at the student's earliest opportunity and prior to commencing on auditor training courses where possible, especially if the student has any amount of difficulty with study. Method One Word Clearing is a prerequisite to the Primary Rundown.”
        

 
Back to Main Index What involved the change incorporated since August 1974 in the definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’?

HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” said: “the fast flow student passes courses by an attestation at Certs and Awards”. It “SUSPENDS any HCOB, HCO PL, BTB or BPL requiring twin training or checkouts, preventing Supervisor checkouts or requiring PRD as a prerequisite for courses.”  (from HCO Admin Letter 5 Dec 74 II “Bulletin Checklist HCO PLs - Jan 74-Oct 74”). Then in 1976 BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup” ascertains: “The only prerequisite for a student, staff or public, to be able to Fast Flow his courses is Student Hat and Method 1 Word Clearing.”.
Although HCOB 13 Aug 72R (Corrected and Reissued 15 Aug 72) “Fast Flow Training” had taught: “So that there is NO question about what is meant by FAST FLOW TRAINING: ANY STUDENT WHO HONESTLY COMPLETES THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN OR PRIMARY CORRECTION RUNDOWN IS THEREAFTER DESIGNATED A ‘FAST FLOW STUDENT’”  &  “Those students who have not had a Primary Rundown or Primary Correction Rundown must starrate, clay demo, twin and go through the materials as many times as required, using the entirety of the Student Hat.”  LRH.
(see respective issues discussed in detail in previous chapter “‘Fast Flow Training’ (1) etc.”)

The adjusted requirements prior to be considered a Fast Flow student to only doing a Method One Word Clearing and a normally done Student Hat could be considered a technical degrade. Method One Word Clearing was also found as a step you did on the Primary Rundown. The actual implemented change involved was that it skipped the vital steps 4 & 5.

        
“4.   ... , he is now put on Study Tapes. This is NOT just listening to Study Tapes, heaven forbid. This is HCO B 21 June 72 Issue IV, Word Clearing Series 41, METHOD 8.
        
 
This is a long and careful cycle.
 
 
It is completed in full.
 
 
It consists of looking up every new word on the tape in a grammar or large dictionary and then listening to the tape. ...
 
 
5.   The Student Hat is now done Method 8.”          LRH
(from HCOB 4 Apr 72 (Revised 30 May 72) “Primary Rundown (Revised)”)
 

Above steps 4 & 5 were replaced with a normally done Student Hat.

 
Back to Main Index What reason could there be for the introduction of this altered definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’

It does effect the use of the Primary Rundown. There is a time factor involved here. It clearly says: “This is a long and careful cycle.”. Could a consideration have been made in regards to time needed for a properly done Primary Rundown? If so, then one forgets that having done the Primary Rundown would markedly have speeded up any future studies done!

Either way, we do have some indication that this may have been a motivation for changing it. HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” did figure that: “The way to speed a line is to take the arbitraries and any cross orders out of it.”. It did abolish the need for a twin, checkouts, and any necessity for doing the Primary Rundown. It addressed it as an OPPORTUNITY:
    “Here is your opportunity to train your staff and flood your org with Academy Students.
  Here is your chance to make lots of auditors for the org.
  Make good use of it.”

Anyhow, if this was the reason the following would apply:
        
“A condition of TREASON or cancellation of certificates or dismissal and a full investigation of the background of any person found guilty, will be activated in the case of anyone committing the following HIGH CRIMES.
        
 
1. Abbreviating an official Course in Dianetics and Scientology so as to lose the full theory processes and effectiveness of the subjects.   ...
 
 
10. Acting in any way calculated to lose the technology of Dianetics and Scientology to use or impede its use or shorten its materials or its application.
 
 
REASON: The effort to get students through courses and get pcs processed in orgs was considered best handled by reducing materials or deleting processes from grades. The pressure exerted to speed up student completions and auditing completions was mistakenly answered by just not delivering. ...
 
 
The puzzle of the decline of the entire Scientology network in the late 60s is entirely answered by the actions taken to shorten time in study and in processing by deleting materials and actions.
 
 
Reinstituting full use and delivery of Dianetics and Scientology is the answer to any recovery.”          LRH
(from HCO PL 17 Jun 70 “Technical Degrades”)
 

 
Back to Main Index Was this change actually authorized by L. Ron Hubbard?

In 1977 we see the release of HCOB 24 Jan 77 “Tech Correction Round-up”, which was attributed to have been written by L. Ron Hubbard. It starts off in that reference as follows:
        
“Auditors and Scientologists for 27 years have tended to be suspicious of HCOBs and Policy Letters not written by myself.
        
 
Until a few months ago my opinion was that this, while flattering, was not entirely justified.
 
 
However, these last few months have sharply changed my belief into total agreement with all those who have expressed some fear of reinterpretations of bulletins by others.
 
 
I have been engaged for some months now in a round-up of out tech issues.
 
 
And I have found, I am sorry to say, that mice have been gnawing at the pillars of the Bridge, putting up traffic barriers and false detour signs.”          LRH
 

It continues in the HCOB with relating about corrections that he was making:
        
“I have been finding serious out tech issues and correcting them.
        
 
Whether because of misunderstood words (the commonest cause of out tech alterations) or other reasons, there have been a staggering number of tech sectors that have been corrupted by issues by others that alter-ised.
 
 
The corrections I have been doing have been, are being or will be issued shortly. However, not all auditors and Scientologists keep pace with current issues and so I am here giving you a rapid summary of the gross departures from standard tech which have occurred in the past 3 or 4 years and their corrections.”          LRH
 

Then it gives blame as follows:
        
“A very few people (3 or 4) have wittingly or unwittingly brought about outnesses which could easily make the difference between successful case handling and failed cases.
        
 
Action has been taken to handle them and there are a great many good people at work now in compiling and reissuing the workable tech which I developed in the first place.”          LRH
 

Then this HCOB goes on (14 pages long) about the corrections (given in summary form) that were implemented. More were on their way and would soon be issued as HCOB's. It said further:
        
“This completes 7 months of search for tech outnesses.”          LRH
        

Noteworthy is a sentence found on page 2 of the issue:
        
“When another, through misunderstood words or other reasons, ‘interprets’ or changes the original tech, it has been the general experience that results are not obtained.”          LRH
        
Would it be possible that this is what had happened with the definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’? If it is then it had not been caught by this reference. Be it noted though that HCOB 24 Jan 77 “Tech Correction Round-up” runs off 23 corrections, and more were to follow. Interesting here is is though that such a misduplication has been found in ‘The Auditor 105 (US Edition)’, Nov 74 “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” (explained in previous chapter “‘Fast Flow Training’ (1)”, section “‘The Auditor 105’”).

In 1979 we see the release of HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup” that reiterates the altered definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’. The problem here is that it noted the involvement of David Mayo. It was cancelled by HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training” that noted that it was not written by L. Ron Hubbard. Nonetheless also this issue actually reiterates that altered definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’ (this is all discussed earlier in detail in previous chapter “‘Fast Flow Training’ (1) etc.”).

The bottom line is actually that we have no direct confirmation from L. Ron Hubbard about the change in the prerequisites of Fast Flow Training. The references and sources that forwarded the change had not been personally written by him.

This whole development of things is rather odd to say the least. I don't know really what to think of it, you will have to make up your own mind about it.

We actually got some guidelines from that same HCOB 24 Jan 77 “Tech Correction Round-up”:
        
“What makes tech correct? When it doesn't get results it is incorrect. When it gets the expected result it is correct.
        
 
My own writings and researches are based wholly upon things that got and get results.”          LRH
 

 
Back to Main Index Various annotations found in HCOB 21 Aug 79 “Twinning”  &  Summary

Quotations from this HCOB:

            
“The following BPLs and HCO PLs which cancelled issues on twinning, or cancelled or suspended twinning itself, are now CANCELLED:
        
  1.
HCO PL 29 Jul 72 II FAST FLOW IN TRAINING written by Training and Services Aide. Though the issues it cancelled remain cancelled, this HCO PL itself was cancelled by BPL 10 Oct 75 X CANCELLATION OF POLICY LETTERS 1972 and remains so.”
 
  2.
HCO PL 31 Aug 74 FAST FLOW TRAINING REINSTATED which suspended twin training or checkouts, was previously cancelled and remains so.
 
  3.
BPL 18 Oct 76RD, Rev. 10.9.78 URGENT, IMPORTANT, SUCCESSFUL TRAINING LINEUP, which cancelled requirements of twin training or checkouts for Academy, has been cancelled and replaced by HCO PL 25 Sep 79 I URGENT, IMPORTANT, SUCCESSFUL TRAINING LINEUP.
 
   
THERE ARE NO VALID BPLs OR HCO PLs NOW EXISTING WHICH CANCEL TWINNING.
 
   
————
 
   
‘Twinning’ is the pairing up of two students training on the same subject to work together on their materials.
 
   
It is a Scientology innovation in training. For years it was used highly successfully when done correctly and as a standard action on Scientology courses.
 
   
Recently I discovered a big WHY behind course failures. That is that twinning as a subject and practice has become confused and fallen into misuse or fallen out completely and one of the reasons behind that is that a number of HCOBs on twinning were cancelled and no one issue exists that covers the subject in its entirety.
 
   
THIS HCOB REINSTATES TWINNING FIRMLY AND WITH EMPHASIS.
 
   
It is NOT subject to cancellation.”          LRH
 

It does give us 2 interesting revelations: “For years it was used highly successfully when done correctly and as a standard action on Scientology courses.” & “Recently I discovered a big WHY behind course failures.”. Both these are relating about the subject of this twinning.

Now, if “for years it was used highly successfully”, then why was it abandoned throughout the mid-70's? In particular HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” had caused this. Its outlines were very well promoted indeed. Then we have BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup” that was claimed to be ‘As ordered & approved by L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER’, at least 2 of its revisions reiterated his involvement. And then we find that HCOB 21 Aug 79 “Twinning” is stating: “Recently I discovered a big WHY behind course failures.”. Let's repeat that: Recently I discovered”?

My question then is: “Where was L. Ron Hubbard during all these years since 1974?”.

Summary:
  
  Reference                                                            Authorship notices at release    LRH involvement denounced
HCOB 13 Aug 72R (Corr/Reiss 15 Aug 72)
“Fast Flow Training”
L. RON HUBBARD, Founder no
HCO PL 31 Aug 74 Issue II
“Fast Flow Training Reinstated”
L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER yes, by BPL 18 Oct 76
BPL 18 Oct 76
“Successful Training Lineup”
As ordered & approved by
L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER
yes, by HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I
BPL 18 Oct 76R (Rev date 1976/77?)
“Successful Training Lineup”
? yes, by HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I
BPL 18 Oct 76RA (Rev date 1977?)
“Successful Training Lineup”
? yes, by HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I
BPL 18 Oct 76RB (Rev date 1977?)
“Successful Training Lineup”
yes, by HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I
BPL 18 Oct 76RC (Rev 14 Jun 77)
“Successful Training Lineup”
Revised by
L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER
yes, by HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I
BPL 18 Oct 76RD (Rev 10 Sept 78)
“Successful Training Lineup”
Approved by
L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER
yes, by HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I
HCOB 21 Aug 79
“Twinning”
L. RON HUBBARD, Founder no
HCO PL 25 Sept 79 Issue I
“Successful Training Lineup”
L. RON HUBBARD, FOUNDER yes, by HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I
(Cancelled 30 Aug 83)

 

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.
     Advanced Org(anization) (AO):
The denominates a Scientology organization which delivers higher level auditing and training. The first Advanced Organization was located in Saint Hill, England. The initials AO will appear somewhere in the name for the various AO's. For example: AOLA, ASHO, AOSH EU, etc.. This may also be referred to as a Saint-Hill organization.
     AO:
Short for ‘Advanced Organization’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     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.
     checkout:
The action of verifying a student's knowledge of something. This includes understanding of the words in a text, and being able to apply and demonstrate it.
     cramming:
A section in the Qualifications Division where a student is given high pressure instruction at his own cost after being found slow in study or when failing his exams. The cramming section teaches students what they have missed. This includes trained auditors who wish to be brought up-to-date on current technical developments.
     floating needle (F/N):
The idle uninfluenced movement of the needle on the dial (of an E-meter) without any patterns or reactions in it. It can be as small as one inch or as large as dial wide. It does not fall or drop to the right of the dial. It moves to the left at the same speed as it moves to the right. It is observed on a Mark V E-meter calibrated with the TA (Tone Arm) between 2.0 and 3.0 with GIs (Good Indicators) in on the pc. It can occur after a cognition, blowdown of the TA (Tone Arm) or just moves into floating. The pc may or may not voice the cognition. (HCOB 7 May 69 V)
     FEBC:  
Flag Executive Briefing Course’. Consists of high level administration technology.
     F/N:
floating needle’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     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).
     HSDC:
Short for ‘Hubbard Standard Dianetics Course’.
     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)
     Method One Word Clearing:
1. by meter in session. A full assessment of many, many subjects is done. The auditor then takes each reading subject and clears the chain back to earlier words and or words in earlier subjects until he gets an F/N*. 2. assess, take the reading items from the best read on down and with E/S (earlier similar) pull each one to F/N. Get each word you find to F/N. There can be many F/Ns per subject. End off with a win on the subject. 3. the action taken to clean up all misunderstoods in every subject one has studied. It is done by a word clearing auditor. The result of a properly done Method One word clearing is the recovery of one's education. Abbr. M1.
     Method 4 Word Clearing:
1. Method 4 fishes for the misunderstood word, finds it, clears it to F/N, looks for another in the area until there are no more with an F/N VGIs (Very Good Indicators). Then moves to another area, handles that, eventually all misunderstoods that resulted in the cramming order or non-F/N student are handled. 2. a method of word clearing in which a meter is used to rapidly locate any misunderstoods in a subject or section of materials. It is used in the classroom by the course supervisor. Abbr. M4.
     Method 8 Word Clearing:
An action used in the Primary Rundown where one is studying study tech or where one is seeking a full grasp of a subject. Its end product is superliteracy. Usually an alphabetical list of every word or term in the text of a paper, a chapter or a recorded tape is available or provided. The person looks up each word on the alphabetical list and uses each in sentences until he has the meaning conceptually. Abbr. M8.
     OEC:
Organization Executive Course’. Refers to ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes. 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.
     ‘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).
     org(s):
Short for ‘organization(s)’.
    P/L or PL:
‘HCO PL’. 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.
     SHSBC:
Saint Hill Special Briefing Course’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     Snr C/S Int:
Senior Case/Supervisor International’. The highest ranking technical (relating to auditing) person within the Church of Scientology after L. Ron hubbard.
     Tone Arm (TA):  (Primary Rundown)
The Tone Arm (meter control lever) of an E-meter could be judged as an indication of a certain accumulation of charge in the student. In regards to the Primary Rundown if the average of this charge is between position 2 and 3 on this meter it is considered ideal.
     twin checkouts:
In Scientology training we use a system called twin checkouts. Each student is assigned a “twin” to work with. The student studies his assigned material and is sometimes coached over the rough spots by his twin. When the student knows the material, he is then given a checkout by his twin. If he flunks, he returns to study and when ready gets a new checkout. When he passes, the twin signs the assignment sheet certifying that he has grasped it.
     Word Clearing Method ...:
See Method ... Word Clearing.


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