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Versteckt in dem Buch "Alles über radioaktive Strahlung" finden sich Ausführungen von Hubbard über Gehirnwäsche. Im Inhaltsverzeichnis des Buches taucht der Begriff nicht auf. Im Vorwort zu Buch zwei schreibt ein Johann Tempelhoff:
"Der 2. Teil dieses Buches enthält Auszüge aus Stegreifvorträgen, die L. Ron Hubbard anläßlich des Kongresses über "Radioaktive Strahlung und Gesundheit“ in der Royal Empire Society Hall in London gehalten hat. Dieser Kongreß wurde von der Hubbard Association of Scientologists International vom 12. bis zum 15. April 1957 veranstaltet.Der Titel des zweiten Hubbard-Vortrages lautet "Strahlung im Krieg". Nach dem Zwischentitel "Wissenschaftliche Waffen" geht es unvermittelt weiter mit dem Zwischentitel "Gehirnwäsche - eine politische Waffe".
Nach einem Zeitraum von 2 Jahren, in dem L. Ron Hubbard mit einem Forschungsteam von Scientologen Gehirnwäsche, Kernstrahlung usw. untersucht hatte, lud ihn die britische Organisation ein, seine Forschungsergebnisse den Scientologen in Europa im Rahmen eines Kongresses vorzustellen."
Im "Operational Bulletin" Nr. 8 vom 13.12.55 (Bild und Text unten, rechts die Buchrücken) berichtet Hubbard über das Brainwashing Manual, "das so mysteriös in unseren Besitz kam". Das Geheimnis sei jedoch ein wenig gelüftet worden, nachdem man in der Kongress-Bibliothek ein Buch mit dem Titel "Psychopolitik" entdeckt habe. Hubbard erwähnt ausdrücklich: "mit K geschrieben". Und zwar auf deutsch von einem Paul Fadkeller. Das vorliegende Buch sei wohl die russische Übersetzung.
Unklar ist, wieso die russische Übersetzung als Vorspann einen Brief des berüchtigten Geheimdienstchefs Berija enthält. Zumal ein deutsches Buch mit diesem Titel ebensowenig auffindbar ist, wie ein Autor mit dem Namen Paul Fadkeller.
In der Ausgabe Nr. 9 des Operational Bulletins vom 19.12.55 berichtet Hubbard unter dem Titel "Brainwashing Manual History" (unten). Hubbard erzählt, das Buch sei wohl am Eingangsschalter abgegeben worden, vermutlich von "Charles Stickley", vermutlich Professor einer New Yorker Universität.
Hubbard erläutert dann, warum Scientology berechtigt sei, den Text zu verwerten: "Wir haben das Recht zu wissen warum, wo und wer" ("We have the right to know why and where and who"). Außerdem sei das Material offensichtlich zahlreichen Regierungen gut bekannt und nicht (als geheim) klassifiziert, da das Thema Psychopolitik in den größten Bibliothken der Wekt zu finden sei, denn, so Hubbard: "Psychopolitik ist der Fachausdruck für Gehirnwäsche".
Und schließlich enthalte der Text eine Warnung an die psychopolitischen Praktiker, daß sie Dianetics und andre Praktiken unbedingt auslöschen müßten, weil diese eine Bedrohung für das Gehirnwäsche-Programm seien. Dieser Bezug auf Dianetics, welches den Russen seit 1938 [Jahreszahl korrekt abgeschrieben!] bekannt sei, mache den Text zu "unserer Sache" ("our business").
Hubbard beschreibt dann ausführlicher,
was er in seinem Brief an das FBI (unten) in Kürze behauptet hat:
""wir wurden von Komministen und den Komminusmus ernsthaft verletzt ("We
have been seriously hurt by Communists and Communism"): Wir haben das Recht,
zu erfahren, warum wir von der Presse und von Regierungen herumgestoßen
Außerdem: "Wir haben das Gegenmittel, um Gehirnwäsche auszurotten" ("we have the total antidote for the eradication of brainwashing").
ein halbes Jahr später, am 22.7.56 (Text unten):
Dies ist wahr -
Wir können eine Gehirnwäsche schneller als die Russen durchführen
(in 20 Sekunden zum totalen Gedächtnisverlust ...)"
Aus: Alles über radioaktive Strahlung, Buch zwei, Vorträge von L. Ron Hubbard, Seite 82 ff
Wie weit ist der Mensch noch gegangen?
Unmittelbar danach erlebten wir 1928 das erstaunliche Schauspiel, daß sich Kabinettsminister und russische Beamte zu den abscheulichsten Verbrechen bekannten. Diese Männer traten vor die Schranken des Gerichts und zögerten nicht, vor ihren eigenen Leuten ihre Schuld einzugestehen. Damals erfuhr die Welt zum ersten Mal von Gehirnwäsche. Im Koreakrieg wandten weniger sachverständige Leute dieselben Techniken an den Truppen an, die von den Vereinten Nationen dort eingesetzt wurden.
Gehirnwäsche ist eine kindische Spielerei. Man sollte sich ihretwegen keine allzu großen Sorgen machen. Etwa zwanzig Prozent der Kriegsgefangenen werden in Gefangenenlagern geistig zusammenbrechen, und Gehirnwäsche ändert nichts an diesem Prozentsatz. Der Mann, der sie erfand, und die Leute, die sie benutzten, waren mit dem menschlichen Geist nicht genügend vertraut, um sie sehr effektiv zu machen. Eine Untersuchung von Fällen zeigt, daß Gehirnwäsche nur gelegentlich funktioniert.
Gehirnwäsche ist ein sehr einfacher
Mechanismus. Man bringt jemanden dazu, damit übereinzustimmen, daß
etwas in einer bestimmten Art und Weise sein könnte, und dann zwingt
man ihn durch Introvertieren und durch Selbstkritik dazu, zu glauben, daß
es tatsächlich so ist. Nur dann glaubt ein Mensch, daß die falsche
Behauptung wahr ist. Durch eine Stufenskala von Einhämmem, Schlagen
und Foltern können Gehirnwäscher Leute zu dem Glauben bringen,
daß sie Dinge sahen und
taten, die sie nie wirklich getan hatten. Aber die Effektivität der Gehirnwäsche ist gering, da Rußland nicht genügend über den menschlichen Geist weiß.
Nichtsdestoweniger war Pawlow sicherlich erfolgreich, als er selbst die Anwendung seines Originalmanuskripts an den russischen Spitzenbeamten in jenen Hochverratsprozessen leitete, die 1928 die Welt schockierten. Diese Männer hatten niemals etwas von dem getan, was sie als ihre Taten zugaben. Sie waren einfach dazu gebracht worden, zu glauben, daß sie es getan hatten.
Gehirnwäsche wurde an Mindszenty* versucht. Sie funktionierte nicht, aber einen Augenblick lang zitterte und schwankte er bei seinem Prozeß. Gehirnwäsche ist keine wirksame Waffe, aber sie könnte verfeinert und weiterentwickelt werden; und wenn das Wissen über den menschlichen Geist der restlichen Menschheit verweigert und vor ihr geheimgehalten würde, könnte die Gehirnwäsche funktionsfähig gemacht werden.
Wenn das geschähe, könnte die Gesellschaft versklavt werden.
Alles, was über den menschlichen Geist bekannt ist und für die Menschen von Nutzen war, muß allen zugänglich sein. Es muß jedem möglich sein, sich ein Wissen darüber
*Jozsef Mindszenty (geb. 1892): ungarischer Kardinal; 1948— 1956 wegen angeblichen Hochverrats in Haft. (Anm. d. Übers.)
anzueignen, wie man die Auswirkungen von solchen Dingen wie Gehirnwäsche aufheben kann. Daher darf es nie eine Informationseinschränkung über Technologien auf dem Gebiet des menschlichen Geistes geben. Diese dürfen nie verborgen werden. Es darf nie eine Hierarchie in einigen Universitäten geben, die die einzige Technik vorschreibt, die benutzt werden darf, oder die Fähigkeiten von Leuten abwertet, die auf dem Gebiet des menschlichen Geistes arbeiten können.
Die Existenz einer solchen Gruppe wäre für die Menschheit sehr gefährlich. Warum? Weil wir diese Sache, genannt Gehirnwäsche, haben und weil sie zu einer Kriegswaffe wurde.
Wie hebt man die Auswirkungen von Gehirnwäsche auf? Man bringt die Person einfach in die Gegenwart. Sie steckt geistig in der Zeit fest - in dem Zeitpunkt, als sie die "Gehirnwäsche“ erhalten hat. Man hat sie in die Vergangenheit gestoßen. Sie ist völlig introvertiert; man braucht lediglich ihre Aufmerksamkeit nach außen zu richten, sie anschauen zu lassen, wo sie sich befindet, wie es ihr geht und was sie gerade tut, und die Auswirkungen der Gehirnwäsche klingen ab. Für einen Scientologen ist dies nicht einmal ein Problem; wir haben viele Fälle in Ordnung gebracht, die erfolgreich einer Gehirnwäsche unterzogen worden waren. Für die Regierungen der Welt ist es aber ein Problem.
Regierungen fürchten, daß, wenn wir in den nächsten Krieg ziehen und der Feind viele unserer Soldaten gefan-
gennimmt, sie in Gefangenenlager steckt und einer Gehirnwäsche unterzieht, dadurch die Loyalität dieser Soldaten derart durcheinandergebracht, verwirrt und verändert wird, daß diese Männer als Saboteure und Provokateure in ihr Heimatland zurückkehren werden. Diese schreckliche Möglichkeit beunruhigt Regierungen, denn sie sind auf Loyalität angewiesen, und die Tatsache, daß es möglich sein könnte, die Loyalität von Menschen zu verändern, bereitet den Regierungen einiges Kopfzerbrechen.
Jeder Scientologe mit einem E-Meter* kann sagen, ob jemandes Loyalität verändert worden ist. Das ist nicht einmal ein Problem; für die Regierungen bildet es jedoch ein Problem, und sie versuchen in ihrer eigenen Weise, eine Lösung zu diesem Problem zu finden. Sie scheinen jedoch keine großen Fortschritte zu machen.
Diese Waffe namens Gehirnwäsche stellt für die Regierung selbst eine Bedrohung dar. Der Regierungschef setzt z. B. eine Geheimpolizei ein; diese übt jedoch Verrat, bemächtigt sich des Regierungschefs und verpaßt ihm eine Gehirnwäsche. Welche Garantie haben die Minister seines Kabinetts, daß er, wenn er da am Kopf-ende des Tisches sitzt, nicht die Politik irgendeiner fremden Nation diktiert? Eine solche Situation könnte tatsächlich eintreten.
*EMeter (Hubbard-Elektrometer): Ein elektronisches Instrument, um den geistigen Zustand und die Veränderung des Zustandes von Individuen zu messen; es dient als Hilfe für Präzision und Geschwindigkeit beim Auditing. Das E-Meter ist nicht zur Diagnose, Behandlung oder Vorbeugung irgendwelcher Krankheiten bestimmt oder darin wirksam.
Hier haben wir also eine Waffe, die zu nichts taugt. Sie hat sich als nicht sehr brauchbar erwiesen. Sie ist nur gefährlich und beunruhigt die Leute. Sie ist aber eine moderne, wissenschaftliche Waffe, und ihre Zukunft kann nur düster aussehen, da sie nichts weiter zustande bringen kann, als die Regierungen, die sie gebrauchen, in ihren Grundfesten zu erschüttern. Rußland muß verschiedene Organisationen unterhalten, die seine Führer jede Nacht bewachen, um sicherzustellen, daß sich niemand heimlich an sie heranmacht und sie einer Gehirnwäsche unterzieht. Wie kann man ihre Loyalität zu Rußland gewährleisten?
Wenn jemand befürchtet, daß einer seiner Freunde einer Gehirnwäsche unterzogen worden ist, ist es das beste, einen Scientologen beizuziehen, denn dieser kann die Sache mit Leichtigkeit in Ordnung bringen. Aber die wirkliche Schwierigkeit liegt darin, daß wenige Leute ausgebildet sind, diese Tatsache zu erkennen, und noch weniger über die Fähigkeit oder die Technologie verfügen, um die Auswirkungen aufzuheben. Aus diesem Grund wird Gehirnwäsche zu einer schrecklichen Sache.
Es erfordert eine sehr schwankende, labile, neurotische Persönlichkeit, um einer Gehirnwäsche zu erliegen. Die Person muß bereits geisteskrank sein, da Pawlow nie herausfand, wie man einen Menschen, der wirklich geistig gesund ist, geisteskrank macht. Er fand lediglich heraus, wie man Anfänge von Geisteskrankheit ausnutzt.
Ich spreche nur deshalb über Gehirnwäsche, um Ihnen
zu zeigen, daß Regierungen tatsächlich Probleme haben. Bestreitet jemand, daß Strahlung ein solches Problem darstellt? Eine Regierung benutzt Strahlung gegen Bevölkerungen anderer Länder oder gegen seine eigene Bevölkerung. Sollte Strahlung daher kein solches Problem darstellen?
Doch, es ist so. Strahlung ist für eine zentralisierte Regierung eine viel tödlichere Bedrohung, als sie jemals für eine Bevölkerung war. Diese Feststellung ist kühn, aber Rußland wird noch den Tag bitter bereuen, an dem es begann, sich mit Atomspaltung als Kriegswaffe zu befassen. Warum?
Man muß etwas über die Geschichte des Krieges wissen. Große, schwere Wälzer sind über dieses Gebiet geschrieben worden; ich möchte nur kurz etwas davon erwähnen.
Die Geschichte des Krieges ist die Geschichte
von KONTROLLE. Das Endziel eines Krieges ist, zu bewirken, daß eine
andere Regierung die Kontrolle über ihre Bevölkerung verliert.
Das ist einfach eine etwas fortgeschrittenere Definition für Krieg
als die letzte, die etwa 1792 gegeben wurde, um einiges langatmiger war
und sich wie folgt zusammenfassen läßt: "Das Ziel eines Krieges
ist, bei der anderen Regierung eine gewisse Nachgiebigkeit und einen gewissen
Gehorsam zu erzwingen.“ Das ist aber eigentlich nicht das Ziel des Krieges.
Der Krieg soll die Bevölkerung einer anderen Nation außer Kontrolle
bringen, so daß man die Regierung oder ihre Einstellungen auswechseln
und die Bevölkerung dann wieder der Kontrolle der Regierung unterstellen
Quelle: Hubbards FBI-Akten - "The H-Files"
Diese Akten wurden aufgrund des Informationsfreiheitsgesetzes FOIA veröffentlicht.
|The Hubbard Association of Scientologists
(Incorporated in the State of Arizona, U.S.A. and registered in England)
BRUNSWICK HOUSE, 83 PALACE GARDENS TERRACE, LONDON, W.8.
CABLES: SCIENTOLOGY LONDON. TEL: BAY 5780 AND 4294
16th December, 1955.
Federal Bureau of Investigation,
We are enclosing our printing of what appears to be a Communist manual on Psychopolitics.
This was compiled from Communist sources for use of our research department and people.
It may that we will also use this in anti-Communist campaigns.
As there is evidently a copy of Psychopolitics in full view in the Library of Congress, you evidently do not classify this subject..
We have been seriously hurt by Communists and Communism and we see nothing wrong in our using their tactics against them.
Should you run into this manual on how to brainwash people you will now be able to recognize it as printed and distributed by an anti-Communist group for their research.
Yours very truly,
[signed] L. Ron Hubbard
Resident in Great Britain authorised to
accept service of processes and notices:
Die nachfolgenden Texte
sind entnommen dem Band II der Technical Bulletins. Das sind mehr als 10
Hubbard erwähnt dort das "Brainwashing Manual" mehrfach.
Aus: Technical Bulletins Band II Seite 309 f
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
1 Brunswick House, 83 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W.8. BAY 5780
OPERATIONAL BULLETIN NO.8
13 December 1955
If it is absolutely necessary to admit press or talk to press, the only thing which really convinces them is result, and I would refuse to go on with a long line of speculation concerning press, or about it. If it begins to crowd such an operation as the Washington operation too hard for material on Scientology, I would follow this procedure. I would take them up to the big grey file case at 2315 15th Street, and say that it will do all the talking, and that they can if they wish bring any expert in to look over these records. I would then not go along any further along the line whatsoever, but would simply tell them to look over these case histories which are the case histories of Scientology. In other words I would make the file case do the press talking. We are getting along fairly well right now on our policy of no communication with the press but this sooner or later may trip us up, and I think such means of communication as simply insisting that the only thing that talks around there is this grey file case, might possibly become a press gimmick which would be appreciated and taken up. Permit them to bring in any experts to examine these files.
In other places. than Washington, D.C., it would be a very good idea to simply accumulate records of this kind and throw them into a file case and, instead of talking about Scientology and what it does on various fronts, to give people who have to have material about Scientology the run of that file case. One which has fifty or sixty cases in it will do more talking in the long run than anything else.
We are entering a new era with Scientology and we should be prepared ‘to hand out data to authorized persons who want it, but I do not think the data handed out should be speculative. I have this afternoon granted an interview on myself as a personality to the Daily Mail feature editor. He may go away and write a great deal about Scientology instead of about me and I decided to make this little test just to find out how it came out. Now we will see what he does write. Certainly he was corrected in an impression he had of me which he had gained from the rumour line. He had me all mocked up as a wild-eyed crusader, and he was quite astonished and friendly during the interview. We talked mainly about Hubbard as the writer, but he did have an awful lot of questions about Scientology
The brainwashing manual which came into our possession so mysteriously is being released, not with any intent to unmock psychiatry, but as a necessary piece of information for auditors who are confronted with the problems of brainwashing. Some of these cases are now turning up, and unless the basic philosophy of the brainwasher is understood, they are more difficult to handle. SLP Issue 6 or 7 will very undoubtedly handle brainwashing—7 by the way is not yet released, but 6 will do until it comes along. Therefore there is no point in writing an additional manual to handle this as a specific problem.
Some of the mystery concerning the manuscript on brainwashing which came into our hands in Phoenix was resolved when it was discovered that a book called Psychopolitics (spelled with a K) is in the Library of Congress. It is in German. It was written by a man named Paul Fadkeller, and was published in Berlin in 1947. Although I may be misinformed, and I definitely do not read German, this book is probably the Russian translation.
It is simply our intention to make the book available for 50 cents a copy to people in Dianetics and Scientology so that they can be informed as to the actual character of brainwashing and the mechanics of it. To that degree it is a technical book. There is no intention of handing it around into official quarters since I am sure official quarters must know about it since the book is apparently on file at the Library of Congress, and naturally if it is on file at the Library of Congress, officialdom must know about it. Thus there is no point in beating the drum concerning it.
If I am asked by press or persons in authority concerning our release of this, which I may well be, I will have to reassure them that there is no political significance attached to it. We couldn’t be less interested, but brainwashing happens to be a facet of the human mind and it has been necessary to make available to our own people any and all texts which exist on the subject. We probably should get hold of the book at the Library of Congress and translate it in full, but we do not have the money or the time to do this just now. Thus Don has been asked to mail a copy of the manual as printed to our various professional members, and to make other copies of it available through Box 242, Silver Spring, Maryland, for 50 cents a copy. This is certainly reasonable enough. I don’t think there is any point of any kind in placing it in official hands, as I have said, since even the U. S. Army and Air Force must be fully cognizant of brainwashing, since, as I have noted, a copy of it is on file at the Library of Congress. It could also be noted at the same time that there is a general movement among psychiatry to correct their own profession and to do something to those psychiatrists in it who are hurting and killing people with electric shock and surgery, and thus this is no concern of ours.
I repeat, our interest in this is professional
not political. Brainwashing has become so much of a subject that it is
very well for anybody having to do with the field of the human mind to
be able to understand the intentions behind it and how it is done. This
is the only work we have on the subject. If there are any political repercussions
to be expected by us, I would consider that we are being very self-conscious,
since obviously if there were any political repercussions to be expected,
they would have come before this since, as I say, this book has evidently
been in very wide circulation already and is on file at the Library of
Congress so far as we know. I think the general reaction of the public
is that they couldn’t care less.
Out of a letter from Frank Sullivan:
Aus: Technical Bulletins Band II Seite 311
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
1 Brunswick House, 83 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W.8.
OPERATIONAL BULLETIN NO.9
19 December 1955
THE TURN OF THE TIDE
The London Daily Mail feature editor, John Hall, took it upon himself on December 13, 1955, to personally interview me, and write exactly what he found. He published in the Daily Mail, a first run paper published in London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Paris, a very long and friendly story which will probably do us more good in the British Isles and France than anything which has happened for a long time. Time Magazine has written eight pages, there have been about 80 columns in U.S. magazines such as Life, Liberty, Look, and there has been untold press released on the subject of Dianetics and Scientology. But aside from one young communist who spent about three minutes talking to me on the stairs, at Elizabeth, and a fellow who wandered in, from Life he said, and never wrote anything, in Los Angeles, there has been no press reporter near me since before the publication of Dianetics. The Modern Science of Mental Health.
That feature editor, John Hall, did take it upon himself to actually do an interview, and that the results were favourable caused me to make a little investigation concerning how press has been operating before, and on what it has been operating. Evidently the total activity of press has been to pick up slanted and hearsay information. So I was interested to find out how this information came into being. Apparently it works this way: to make some sort of "face", somebody who met me at a cocktail bar then pretends a considerable knowingness on the subject of all of my life and activities, and gives forth at a considerable pace not handicapped in the least by the possession of no data, and this by and large whether done by Scientologists or casual acquaintances has been the total sum of information which has been ci?culated about myself since the late ‘30s.
As even John Sanborn can tell you, I have been very chary about releasing any actual information about myself. I had a rather large collection of old-time photographs which I thought we might put into Ability, and at the last moment made John put in something else. I have not been anxious, in other words, to put up a big show of myself, thinking that Scientology was enough for its own sake. In this I have apparently made an error. I look over possible available sources of unbiased information concerning my own past, and discover that while it could be traced down on official records in libraries and other places and confirmed, there is no one who even knows enough about it to do that job of coordination. Thus it is necessary that I release some accurate biographical information to supplant some of this rumour and hodge-podge which has been spread around in the name of information. There is plenty of authenticating and documenting material if one cares to look for it.
Now I know that it is extremely bad taste to put out any data concerning oneself, or to talk about oneself, but if people see fit to talk about one and, having nothing to talk about, therefore lie about one, and if this rebounds as widely as it has, through presses, books, plays and motion pictures, certainly one has some responsibility for putting out something like an accurate biographical narrative to say the least, and so we are doing so at this time, and then I can forget about it and go on doing something more important.
For sure, however, the tide has turned on the subject of press, which doesn’t mean, however, that we should give the technical materials of Scientology to press. The best way to talk to press is to sort of two-way comm process them, and show them stacks of case histories, and let the deeds speak.
In our studies of brainwashing it has been necessary to procure what information existed on the subject. Fortuitously, in Phoenix there came into our hands two manuscripts on the subject; as well as I can recollect, they were left there at the front desk with the request that they be mailed back to their owner. We are not sure exactly from whom these came, but we understand now that this is unimportant since the subject is broadly rather well known in a book on Psychopolitics. It is to be found in the Library of Congress. It is in German, but we suppose it is the same manual. As we needed this material for research, we read it off onto a tape, compiling the two manuals and removing from them some of their very verbose nomenclature, substituting for it more common English terms, and we have had a few copies of this struck off for use in our research.
It is necessary if one is confronted by a case of brainwashing to understand the motives and general procedures of the people who did it. I must say an inspection of this manual does not make for much respect for the motives of people who brainwash other people. In the early pages of this manual, there is a letter from the person who purportedly gave these manuals to the organization, "Charles Stickley", supposed to be a professor at Columbia University in New York City. This letter, included in the manuals as printed, makes it definitely and adequately clear that these manuals were reprinted for study by research workers. However, in handing out a copy of one of these manuals to one of our own people who had not heard of it, he made several wrong estimates of the manual itself. At first he thought it was a piece of communist propaganda. Then he thought it was something the organization had composed. Then on further inspection, he did not know what to think and it had to be pointed out to him very specifically that this was a synthesis of a Russian instruction book on the subject of brainwashing, and it had to be pointed out to him that it was reprinted for the benefit of people working to remedy and heal brainwashing. It had to be pointed out to him additionally that there was a cover letter in it which explained these things. Thus if you have one of these copies and it gets away from you which it might, you may find it necessary to explain exactly what it is.
We certainly have the right to have in our possession materials covering something as intimately connected to mental research as brainwashing. We have the right to know why and where and who. Furthermore, this material is evidently well known to various governments and is not classified, since the subject "Psychopolitics" (which is the technical name for brainwashing) is to be found in the major libraries of the world.
In the original text of this book there was a warning to psychopolitical operatives that they must stamp out Dianetics, Christian Science, and practical psychology, as these alone represented a menace to the brainwashing programmes. This reference in the text to Dianetics (which has been known to the Russians since 1938) makes the matter very much our business, quite aside from research. Yet if most of the vagaries and upsets from which we have been suffering have stemmed from a desire on the part of some political group attempting to accomplish a political coup and in the road of which we have been standing, then we certainly have the right to know why we have been knocked around by press and governments to the degree that we have been. Hardly a word uttered against Dianetics and Scientology has had any truth in it. The prevalent official but not the public opinion regarding Dianetics and Scientology is that they are phony sciences, tricked up to hoodwink people. Contrast this with the fact that in Dianetics and Scientology alone in all the world of mental healing lie the answers to increased intelligence and ability, and not very incidentally, in Dianetics and Scientology and in Dianetics in particular, we have the total antidote for the eradication of brainwashing. In other words we could unbrainwash them with Dianetics as fast as they are being brainwashed, given enough staff. Furthermore we can put troops and persons in a condition where they cannot be brainwashed. This we can do in Scientology.
Thus if brainwashing is being counted upon heavily to accomplish a great deal inside and outside the nations under attack, there would be only one organization
We are not planning to use this reprinted manual for purposes of propaganda. However, to prevent any misunderstanding from occurring, the highest police in England and America have both received copies and have been told that this is a reprint manual, and that we do not wish to cause them any extra labour in case another one of them falls into their hands. Actually, however, it is my belief that they have had the original, which is to say the communist version of these manuals, in their possession for years, and have simply been unable to credit it or unable to do anything about it. Thus our reprinted version should come as no shock to them.
It has been my experience with Anglo-Saxon governments that where idea propaganda line attacks were concerned they couldn’t care less. They do not believe that propaganda is effective. Otherwise they would themselves engage in more propaganda activities. The Anglo-Saxon traditionally depends upon force in order to accomplish his ends.
This is one of the reasons why communism has made such vast progress across the face of the world. It is an idea advancing against arms, and the arms of course will never be able to stop an idea. An idea will be necessary to stop the idea. We may very unfortunately be those persons in possession of the idea that will stop the other idea. Certainly the way things are going, if we don’t use our ideas to stop the incoming ideas across the face of earth, we are going to wind up one of these days in the middle of a total communism, living in a totally brainwashed society, the way I look at it.
My very best wishes to the Congress and
my hopes for a highly successful time by all. I have made several recent
tapes on material of some interest and value which have been sent swiftly
and rapidly across so that the latest material would be available at the
Congress. I have not made, however, a welcoming tape as I ordinarily would,
and take this opportunity to thank those people who came, and hope that
they go away feeling better, and feeling happier about things. There is
no doubt that the Washington operation is on the steep upgrade and my principal
communication in Scientology is between myself and the Washington operation
where Bill Young, Julia Lewis, Ken Barrett, Don Breeding have things pretty
well in hand. The silver ministers’ crosses are ready now and are supposed
to be a knockout. The Co-Auditor’s Manual is ready, the "Brainwashing"
pamphlet is being released to those who are interested in the subject,
and it should be with all a very successful Congress indeed. I wish I were
I am tabling up all those processes which have been successful in starting low toned cases. These have amounted to about 24 new processes in the last three or four months. This table will be available in the near future with an analysis on it. However, I wish to call to your attention the singular success of Waterloo Station in handling low-ordered cases. Not-knowingness is time. If a person cannot not-know he becomes the slave of time.
One of the more interesting late developments is a process called " ‘Orrible Fates". You ask the preclear to tell you some ‘orrible fates. The theory of this is very simple and will probably become Axiom 55, which will be to the effect that the cycle of action of the physical universe is create, change, destroy. Thus, anyone trying to make things better and in very close agreement with the physical universe, in reversing this cycle, will bring upon himself some regret. We have a wild example of this in the cycle of action imposed upon us by Christianity in the good works, the hounding and the death of Christ. This mechanism, also handled in Fac One, gives us the oddity that we are trying to put create forward in time, whereas destroy lies forward in time. One then either masters the subject of time, by running not-knowingness processes, or he
NEW AUDITING STYLE
I have made a direct deliberate test, not of a process but of the auditing style itself as a helpful agent. The keynote of new auditing style is that any boil-off, somatic, anaten, swing of attention or going out of session on the part of the preclear is occasioned by some sort of error or miscomprehension on the part of the auditor, and the preclear. I used a general process not ordinarily very therapeutic, but not destructive, and starting with this process and a preclear, worked only in one direction: to keep the ARC of the preclear advancing continually throughout the session, proceeding from the level of ARC of the preclear just before he came into session—in other words, consistently and consecutively bettered him. I did this by two-way communication, and communication bridges. Every time the preclear tended to go out of session even slightly, every time any slightest sign of dropped awareness occurred, I assumed at once that something had gone wrong with the session. I assumed that something had been said which he didn’t understand, or something had been overlooked, or that something had been done in error on the two-way comm formula, and immediately researched this fact to put the session straight again. In other words, during this entire session I did nothing but put the session straight with two-way communication, and run a relatively noncommittal duplicating process on the preclear. The process I knew of old was not going to produce any grand rise in tone. However, this preclear who was usually difficult to audit finished up a half-hour session in much better condition than this preclear had been in in years.
The assumption here on the part of the auditor is that if the preclear goes into a slump, has a somatic, or otherwise drops in ARC, then a difficulty has arisen with the session. We calculate this from the following: that at the top of the tone scale we have knowingness and awareness, in the middle ranges we have ARC, in the lower ranges somatics, and in the far lower ranges, varying degrees of unconsciousness. Thus when we say that the preclear’s tone should be promoted throughout the session, we mean of course that he must not be slumping toward unconsciousness. He must be advancing toward higher levels of consciousness.
Therefore today it can be said that good auditing does not result in boil-off and somatic unconsciousness, dope-off, or pain, but results in a constant and consistent advance of the ARC of the preclear from the first moment of the session to the end of the session, when it should be much higher, and that any time there is anything wrong at all with the session, the preclear will reply by getting more unconscious. This was about the most arduous and rigorous test that could be made of new auditing style with a difficult preclear and following very solidly the precept that it would be an auditing error if the preclear dropped off in attention or consciousness. Thus when I have said that in the new auditing style we should always advance ARC, I meant exactly what I said, and have even gone so far as to run an auditing session which was nothing more than an auditing session to demonstrate that an auditing session all by itself with the two-way communication consequent to it would result in increased tone for the preclear. By the way, this type of auditing also results in increased tone for the auditor, so we are winning both ways.
REPORTS FROM WASHINGTON
Washington has recently received a stack of forms from me which they were supposed to fill out weekly and send through as reports on conditions, finances, etc. This is really not so much an effort to fill up my "vacuum of information" as it is to get the Washington operation to pay very close attention to these details themselves. The~ theory is that if they have to compile these data, they will then know these data, and, knowing them, they will see what the situation actually is.
Probably one of the things which has held us back more than anything else was a good working knowledge of business itself. The basic maxim of business is simplicity itself, and that is first, that there must be an organization there, and second, that it must perform its duties and functions, and third, that it must originate communications as well as receive communications, and fourth, that its income must be slightly greater than its outgo, and fifth, that persons inside the organization should know what was going on generally in the organization.
I instituted this report system when I discovered that the Washington operation could sit there and not notice that the training department itself had never originated a single letter of procurement to prospective students. Mary Sue was originating all these letters, and when she left Washington to come over to London (having stayed behind to square things away), the training department, which had the responsibility for emanating all communication on the subject of procurement of students, wrote not one single letter to anyone anywhere. Thus Washington is involved in a slump. Similar to Australia, where internecine warfare kept people from communicating out to the world at large, Washington was brought into an intensified usual Christmas slump by a failure to originate communications. Another circumstance came to my attention which was very amusing. Over a period of two weeks, I was being asked by the downtown office if Silver Spring had received a cheque for expenses. Downtown Washington was communicating with me to find out a datum about Silver Spring which if a map is inspected will be found to be eight miles away. Silver Spring was not communicating this information to downtown Washington, and downtown Washington evidently never thought of asking Silver Spring. I let it ride until they eventually got together on the subject. Interdepartmental bulletins and meetings to exchange information are absolutely necessary if an organization is going to continue in a healthy state.
It is time that the central organization
of Scientology began to circulate bulletins on what it is doing. I know
definitely that in each department branch of the entire Washington operation
everyone, with very small exception, is doing his all-out level best to
keep everything rolling and they are doing a wonderful job of it. I think,
however, that from department to department the Washington operation doesn’t
know this. How about meeting each other, you guys?
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HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
1 Brunswick House, 83 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W.8.
OPERATIONAL BULLETIN NO. 12
AN EXPERIMENTAL ARRANGEMENT OF LEVEL ONE
(a) Establish the auditor.
(b) Establish the preclear.
(c) Establish session environment.
(d) Establish that a session is in progress.
(e) Check for present time problem. If problem is holding preclear’s attention, use command “Invent problem of comparable magnitude”. Continue this until preclear has his attention off the problem.
(Q If no present time problem, or level (e) successfully achieved, then command “What would change you?” alternate “What would leave you unchanged?” This process is essential to use on pc who is waiting to be changed by auditor.
(g) “Invent a lie about (indicated object).” Do this until it is flat. Process must not be done using same object over and over. Best done ambulatory.
(h) “Something you could reach” alternate “Something body doesn’t have to reach”. Run this until pc is quite aware that he can reach without using effort on his body. This process is essential before level (i) is attempted.
(i) Command “Place a thought in (indicated object).” Run this flaf as with all in this level. “Assign an intention to (indicated object).” Then, “Assign an evil intention to (indicated object).” Then, “In (indicated object) assign an intention towards your body.” Then, “In (indicated object) assign an evil intention towards your body.” With these latter we are preparing the pc for body motivators.
U) “Have (indicated object) tell you a lie.” This process is not essential but can only be done readily when this point is reached.
(k) Body motivators. Subjective on weakest universe. Use this process on mock-ups of weak universes. Facsimiles, etc, will show up; when they do, use this process on them. Command “Consider that sole intention of _______ is to kill your body.”
(1) “Invent a horrible fate for yourself’ alternate “Invent a horrible fate for your body.”
(in) If pc still has psychosomatics or problems in general with specific terminals then “Invent a problem that ______ could be to you.” In put only terminals and not conditions.
(n) “Orders you are willing to receive.” Run this flat and then, “What would obey you?” Alternative step to this SOP 8-C Opening Procedure Step A.
The above arrangement of processes for Level One of SLP Issue 7 was accom-plished by the HASI London director of processing and registrar, Dr. Ann Walker, and London HASI director of training, Dr. Dennis Stephens in collusion with myself. The arrangement resulted from experimentation with preclears being processed by staff auditors and by the use of the processes by students. It will be seen that these steps are
This is not necessarily the final arrangement which will become SLP Issue 8 but it is the Level One series order which is to be used now on preclears coming in for staff auditing. This arrangement has already broken one famous case, and, in view of the fact that at this writing the arrangement is not forty..eight hours old, presages a very happy future for it. Additional adjustments and steps will undoubtedly be made, as experience is gained.
What we are watching here with Six Levels of Processing is the evolution of a new ladder. Six Basic Processes were standard for so long that this period of change of processes probably seems upsetting to many auditors, as though we are unsure of what we are doing. We are sure of what we are doing, but some preclears aren’t sure of what they are doing. It is our goal in Six Levels of Processing to pick up any and all cases, even the psychotics, and start them in and move them on without specialties or exceptions. Our success with any one of these processes has been pronounced in each of several cases.
The important thing to know about Level One of SLP Issue 7 is that it is “run to cognition”. The. primary fault field auditors have had in using the Six Levels of Processing is that they have tried to run each and every part of old SLP 5 until it is entirely completely crushed flat, eradicated, flattened, and wiped out with the preclear. This is not an optimum thing to do with processing. As Dr. John Sanborn has noticed, a process will run flat, and then will unflatten and then run flat again and unflatten almost infinitely. A preclear is thereby “stuck” by the auditor, not that the preclear is actually stuck on the track, but he is stuck on the ladder of processing because the auditor isn’t advancing up the ladder. The way one overcomes this is to change the process when the preclear has a cognition. When the preclear has actually gained a new understanding of what he himself or life is all about, the auditor takes that point to throw in a communication bridge and change the process. This is the essence of running such a process as any of those found in Level One. One might say the first basic cognition of the preclear is that an auditor is present, but auditors have a tendency to go over this point every time with the preclear when it is entirely obvious that the preclear cognited before he started for his session appointment that an auditor would be there. In other words, a cognition has already taken place on this point and need not be further stressed. It is a waste of time, in other words, to ask the preclear if an auditor is present. It is quite obvious that the preclear knows this. Of course the little formula of “is an auditor here, etc” furnishes some chitchat for an auditor who has nothing else to talk about, but is really not vital. Here we have a necessary cognition before the session can continue beyond the point. It is very often the case that the auditor fails to recognize the fact that the preclear has had a cognition and if he does recognize it tends to invalidate the cognition by asking the preclear if he is very sure now that he knows that or some such thing.
I will be very happy to receive any results which might accrue from the use of the above arrangement of Level One of SLP Issue 7.
BRAINWASHING BOOKS RECALLED
It is the friendly opinion of the government that the pamphlet giving forth the basic materials of brainwashing be circulated only amongst very trusted personnel in the organization and that it be withheld from general public release. You understand
L. RON HUBBARD
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HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE 21 7a Kensington High Street, London W.8
July 22nd, 1956
To U.S. ONLY Julia Lewis, Dick Steves, L. Ron Hubbard, Jnr.
To England ONLY Association Secretary (Jack
Staff Auditors, Instructors and Auditors
close to Operation only.
TECHNICAL BULLETIN OF 22 JULY 1956
I feel the urge to communicate to you the best news since 1950.
I have whipped the problems of the whole track and memory of the past and can resolve the worst cases we have ever had. That is a huge statement but I have solved and can untangle in an intensive the problems of the vacuum and havingness plus memory and health and have just done so. Hence the exuberance.
Also, other auditors can solve these in a case as well. NIBS has just cracked two six-year-standing Black Fives using some of this material and Herbie Parkhouse has had considerable luck with solids.
We are now capable of solving Book One style cases to the extreme level of clear.
No wild burst of enthusiasm is here intended. I have to put the finishing touches on a lot of things and the process is still slow—25 to 75 hours. But I’ve now done it and seen it done to worse cases than any you’ve had. And that’s fact!
Okay. It’s not simple. It requires a minute understanding of Book One. It would take me 50 pages to explain all I’ve lately found about vacuums. You haven’t seen the last of me or of study, but you will have seen the last of unsuccessful cases providing only that we have time and environment in which to audit them.
We can make homo novis. (AND give a grin to those who kept standing around bleating, “Where are the clears?”)
We know more about life now than life does—for a fact, since it was reaching, we can communicate about the reactions.
The process is concerned with “making it solid” combined with effects. It isn’t easy. It is wonderfully complex and delicate. But it has been done. And it is being done.
Our cases gained but sometimes slumped. Why? Because an electronic vacuum restimulated on the track after sessions, and robbed the case’s havingness.
A vacuum isn’t a hole. It’s a collapsed bank. Every lifetime bank is collapsed into a vacuum.
The formula is—
2. Then run him with commands “What are
you looking at?” “Good.” “Make it solid.”
Take the vacuum that comes up running solids, or even “Recall a can’t have”, whatever it is and solve it as above.
This is delicate auditing. If you restimulate a vacuum too hard, the whole track groups on it.
Read Book One. Add vacuums instead of word
groupers, use above and you’ll probably get through to success. Nibs did
and I had given him less than you have here. Of course, he’s one of the
best auditors in the business, so go easy. And Herbie Parkhouse is no slouch.
This is true—
2. In creating him we have a homo novis
in the full sense, not just an Operating Thetan.
1. We need to know more and be more accurate
than ever before about the time track and auditing. I have not given a
thousandth of what I know about this.
3. This data in the wrong hands before we are fully prepared could raise the Devil literally.
4. Because we know more than the Insanity Gang, we’re not fighting them.
5. Because we can undo what we do, we must retain a fine moral sense, tougher by far than any of the past.
6. We can create better than in Book One now only if we know Book One and know our full subject.
AND WE DO NOT YET KNOW ALL THE SAFETY PRECAUTION
TO BE USED.
I will be giving this data in full at the Games Congress, Shoreham Hotel, WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3 1st, to September 3rd, 1956.
The exact regimen of this will be SLP 8 and will include the total picture of separating valences from bodies (which must still be done by the auditor, a formula I now have).
I have given you this data in this bulletin
at this time because now I know I know and I want you to share in seeing
the surge of vision which will be our future.
L. RON HUBBARD
P.S. (Actually, contrary to rumor, it hasn ‘t all been done before. If it had been, the guy who is saying it has would be clear!)