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HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO INFORMATION LETTER OF 14 APRIL 1961
Do not re-mimeo
Print for PE
Use in the Magazine
2 copies to each Central Org
The following releases should be attractively letter-pressed on small individual sheets and are each one a part of the Auto Eval Packet, HCO Policy Letter March 2, 1961.
IMPORTANT: This is “What is Scientology?”, the release required to be given PE Test people as per HCO Policy Letter of March 2, 1961, No. 3 of eight items.
Newton, Sir James Jeans, Einstein, have all sought to find the exact laws of human behavior in order to help Mankind.
Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, C.E., Ph.D., a nuclear physicist, Scientology has demonstrably achieved this long-sought goal. Doctor Hubbard, educated in advanced physics and higher mathematics and also a student of Sigmund Freud and others, began his present researches thirty years ago at George Washington University. The dramatic result has been Scientology, the first major and complete breakthrough by the exact sciences into the field of the humanities. Although taken from the material sciences, Scientology is dedicated in the finest tradition of human dignity and freedom espoused by brilliant men in all periods of Man’s ascendancy over his relationship to the animal. The laws of this science proved to be startlingly simple when found, well within the grasp of the average person. It is a tenet of Scientology that this knowledge belongs to Man, not in the forbidding halls of learning. It is the science of the Man, the Woman and the Child in the street. It belongs to us, the People, not to any vested interest on Earth.
Scientology means the “study of knowledge”. Scio is knowing in the fullest sense of the word, and logos, study.
Scientology is today the only successfully validated psychotherapy in the world. Tens of thousands of completely documented cases exist in the files of the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International.
Scientology has many “firsts”. These include:
Scientology is a precision science. It is the first precision science in the field of the humanities. Yet it is sufficiently simple and rapid that where it requires twelve years to train a psychiatrist, eight weeks of heavy Scientology training can permit a person to achieve results. However, for a truly skilled Scientologist, the training period, for a doctorate in the subject, is usually not under five years and has been ten years.
Ample records exist to substantiate these firsts. Further, the results of Scientology are easily demonstrable claims that can be duplicated by competent practitioners at will using Scientology principles correctly.
The first axiomatic construction of the basic laws of thought and behavior in Man.
The first science to isolate the life unit that perceives and generates energy, a discovery comparable to the isolation of the nucleus in atomic physics.
The first science to prove that IQ and intelligence can be improved and are not inherent in a person.
The first science to discover and isolate the reactive or subconscious mind.
The first science to isolate and classify accurately the twenty-four parts of the human mind. Previous to Scientology only the brain, the body, Freud’s subconscious and Pavlov’s Stimulus-Response law were known. Scientology has clarified these four and has discovered an additional twenty parts, any one of them more important to Man in his efforts to bring peace and order to his environment and Earth.
The first science to determine accurately the honesty and potential character of people by invariable instrument means.
The first mental science to subject itself to the most severe validation tests.
The first science to establish a new state or condition for Man which exceeds earlier concepts of Man’s potential. This alone in Scientology remains expensive due to the skilled attention it requires but is usually a quarter the price of an analysis.
The first science to put the cost of psycho-therapy within the range of any person’s pocket book. A complete Freudian analysis cost three to five thousand pounds. Better results can be achieved in Scientology for ten pounds and, on a group basis, for shillings.
The first science to make whole classes of backward children averagely bright using only drills the teacher can do a few minutes each day.
The first science to determine the basic cause of disease.
The first science to contain exact technology to routinely alleviate physical illnesses with completely predictable success.
The first science of mind to prove conclusively that physical illness can stem from mental disturbance, a fact which Freud held only as a theory, and only seldom demonstrated.
The Code of a Scientologist, under which Scientologists practice, is the most severe ethical code known to physical or mental groups or practices. In addition to other points, a practitioner must return a patient’s fees if therapy is not considered successful. Only an average of one case in all the thousands treated in any year over the whole world ever requests a return of fees and these are immediately refunded.
The easiest and least expensive way to improve your life is to take a Personal Efficiency Course and then the HAS Co-Audit.
This is the lowest cost effective mental help on Earth.
It is very little trouble to put into effect.
You go five evenings the first week and only three evenings a week afterwards.
By giving help to another person like yourself and receiving help from him you improve your IQ and personality.
The quickest way to change your graph, raise your IQ and alter your future is to see the Consultant and procure Individual Processing.
A highly skilled and experienced Scientologist will give you fast intensive processing daily for a week or as long as you require.
It is more costly than the PE route but it is a thousand times faster.
Remember, only Scientology discovered IQ could be bettered, personality improved and one’s fate altered. And Individual Processing is the fastest, surest way.
[…]– L. Ron Hubbard(Please note: The article “What is Scientology?” has been entirely re-written by Ron, and this one should be used in preference to the original one which was written in Johannesburg and issued from there–HCO Sec WW)[Note: Originally issued on 12 April 1961. The 14 April 1961 correction added paragraph 9 on page 196.]
Hubbard, L. R. (1961, 14 April). PE Handout (Hubbard Communications Office Information Letter). The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. VI, pp. 90-95). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.
- “PE” stands for “Personal Efficiency,” a Scientology course for beginners. ↩