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Vital Original Data Dropped

A few years ago David Miscavige, undisputed leader of the Church of Scientology, revised and got reissued some basic Scientology books, and stopped having issued other Scientology books. Much, minor and major, was changed and the changes have been documented, not least diligently at .

Rather a boring job reading all the changes, and I reckoned I had better things to do with my time. A few days ago I looked at my copy of Scientology 0-8* and found a print out of a list of changes and omissions in that book. Early on the list I find that what I consider one of the most important statements of what Scientology is was omitted.

Just so that it does not go out of your awareness I print it in its entirety taking it from the book it was first published in, Creation of Human Ability, from 1954. When I first read it, I found it somewhat enigmatic, but there was an air about it that captured my attention. 

It describes well what my intentions are when I audit someone, and indeed more broadly.

Here it is: 

Considerations take rank over the mechanics of space, energy, and time. By this it is meant that an idea or opinion is, fundamentally, superior to space, energy, and time, or organizations of form, since it is conceived that space, energy, and time are themselves broadly agreed-upon considerations. That so many minds agree brings about Reality in the form of space, energy, and time. These mechanics, then, of space, energy, and time are the product of agreed-upon considerations mutually held by life.

The aspects of existence when viewed from the level of Man, however, is a reverse of the greater truth above for Man works on the secondary opinion that mechanics are real, and that his own personal considerations are less important than space, energy, and time. This is an inversion. These mechanics of space, energy, and time, the forms, objects and combinations thereof, have taken such precedent in Man that they have become more important than considerations as such, and so his ability is overpowered and he is unable to act freely in the framework of mechanics. Man, therefore, has an inverted view, whereas, considerations such as those he daily makes are the actual source of space, energy, time and forms, man is operating so as not to alter his basic considerations, he therefore invalidates himself by supposing another determinism of space, energy, time, and form. Although he is part of that which created these, he gives them such strength and validity that his own considerations thereafter must fall subordinate to space, energy, time, and form, and so he cannot alter the Universe in which he dwells.

The freedom of an individual depends upon that individual’s freedom to alter his considerations of space, energy, time, and forms of life and his roles in it. If he cannot change his mind about these, he is then fixed and enslaved amidst barriers such as those of the physical universe, and barriers of his own creation. Man thus is seen to be enslaved by barriers of his own creation. He creates these barriers himself, or by agreeing with things which hold these barriers to be actual.

There is a basic series of assumptions in processing, which assumptions do not alter the philosophy of Scientology. The first of these assumptions is that Man can have a greater freedom. The second is that so long as he remains relatively sane, he desires a greater freedom. And the third assumption is that the auditor desires to deliver a greater freedom to that person with whom he is working. If these assumptions are not agreed upon and are not used, then auditing degenerates into ‘the observation of effect’, which is, of course, a goal-less, soulless pursuit, and is, indeed, a pursuit which has degraded what is called modern science. The goal of processing is to bring an individual into such thorough communication with the physical universe that he can regain the power and ability of his own considerations (postulates).

A Scientologist is one who understands life. His technical skill is devoted to the resolution of the problems of life.

The technical information of the Scientologist includes the following, which are a list of usable or self-evident truths as revised from the earlier Logics and Axioms.

[Here, in Creation of Human Ability, follow the Scientology Axioms (50 in all, a few more were added during the 50s.)]

 *Blowing my own trumpet, I typeset much of Scientology 0-8, receiving and typesetting copy daily from John Sanborn, a real old-timer.