INTRODUCTORY SEGMENT

INTRODUCTORY SEGMENT

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EVENT FRAMING: Presentation Setup & Statements About the Event

To note: the extravagant stage setup, large portrait of L. Ron Hubbard, the size of the crowd, Scientology celebrities in the front row… What is the intention, the intended IMPRESSION on the viewers behind such presentation setup?

concept { FRAMING }

“In essence, framing theory suggests that how something is presented to the audience (called “the frame”) influences the choices people make about how to process that information. Frames are abstractions that work to organize or structure message meaning. The most common use of frames is in terms of the frame the news or media place on the information they convey. They are thought to influence the perception of the news by the audience… – they not only tell the audience WHAT to think about, but also HOW to think about that issue.”
https://masscommtheory.com/theory-overviews/framing-theory/

 

KEEPING SCIENTOLOGY WORKING (KSW)


What David Miscavige said ABOUT KSW [in 2007]:

…take Keeping Scientology Working – it’s all but impossible without tonight’s release.

By this what he is also saying is that the Founder of Scientology, L. Ron Hubbard, was not successful in delivering Scientology to the masses when he was actually producing the materials of Dianetics and Scientology, personally delivering courses, developing training programs and building the INTERNATIONAL structure of the organization. According to David Miscavige, Scientology basically did not exist prior to 2007 release of the “Basics” since, according to his words, Keeping Scientology Working was all by IMPOSSIBLE without the new “Basics.”

What L. Ron Hubbard said IN KSW [in 1965 and 1970]
(PDF / source: OEC Vol 0, First Printing 1974 ISBN: 0-88404-025-9):

“We have some time since passed the point of achieving uniformly workable technology. The only thing is getting the technology applied.”

“One: Having the correct technology. … One above has been done.”

“Two: Knowing the correct technology. … Two has been achieved by many.”

“Four: Teaching correctly the correct technology. … Four is being done daily successfully in most parts of the world.”

“Five: Applying the technology. … Five is consistently accomplished daily.”

“Six: Seeing that the technology is correctly applied. … Six is achieved by instructors and supervisors consistently.”

In the 1970 note at the top Hubbard states that there was “an all out International effort to restore basic Scientology over the world.

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary (1975):

GRADE: 2. a series of processes culminating in an exact ability attained, examined and attested to by the preclear.

QUICKIE GRADES: 1. a derogatory term denoting grades “run” without running all the processes of the grades each to full end phenomena thus reducing the effectiveness of Scientology by failure to apply it properly.

The note above directly relates to a major “Golden Age” PUBLICATIONS PROJECT led directly by L. Ron Hubbard through the mid 1970’s featuring the release of the OEC Volumes [1974] and the Admin Dictionary [1976], the Tech Bulletins Volumes [1976] and the Tech Dictionary [1975], the Volunteer Minister’s Handbook [1976], What is Scientology? [1978] and numerous other publications. This project included standardizing publication format for all of the original books now included in the “Basics,” in addition to other books that were dropped out of publication all together under the leadership of David Miscavige. You can see detailed information for all of these publications at www.trueLRH.com.

As a side note, in 1969 Ron Hubbard noted on the problem of the scarcity of materials in HCOB 11 JUNE 1969 MATERIALS, SCARCITY OF. It seems a major publications project immediately following this HCOB was designed to handle this very problem.

Also note that every single policy was carefully copyrighted under the name of L. Ron Hubbard and even included initials of Church staff that may have had something to do with producing the policy. This is an indication of extreme care, professionalism and attention to details.

 

ESTABLISHING A LOGICAL CONNECTION:
LOST TECH >< having a BLANK due to MISUNDERSTOOD WORDS

Symbol ‘><‘ means a connection, or relation, between two things (concepts, ideas, principles, etc.).
It is a new symbolic annotation introduced as part of the analytical framework utilized in this report.

 

So first David Miscavige established a logical connection between an idea of LOST TECH and an idea of having a BLANK due to MISUNDERSTOOD WORDS – a known principle among Scientologists which is a part of Ron Hubbard’s study methodology. Then he proceeds, eventually, to connect the two above with a KEY CLAIM that the text for all the books, except one, was dictated by LRH and typed by a “TRANSCRIPTIONIST” who basically messed it up in all kinds of different ways.

 

KEY CLAIM & Presentation of “The Basics”

working principle: (made up) PROBLEM -> (made up) SOLUTION

 

A Check for LOGICAL REALISM

So according to David Miscavige, Ron Hubbard DICTATED a book (every book in the set, except one); then a transcriptionist messed up typing it up, and so it came out altered and distorted; and, we have to assume, it stayed that way – for some 30 years! – all through Ron Hubbard’s days of actively developing Scientology practice and its organizational structure.

Technically, it is possible, or at least we could say – not totally unrealistic – and there is a clear logic of one factor leading to the next: altered text > leading to misunderstoods > leading to basically confusion, non-comprehension and missing information or incorrect information > leading to lost tech – since DIRECT COMMUNICATION from the Founder of the technology was no longer carrying through.

But the first question that comes to mind in this whole incredible story is WHERE WAS RON HUBBARD?

Was there no review process?

Did Ron Hubbard not look at his own books to make sure that it was exactly what he wanted? If he utilized an outside publisher for some of his early books, would Hubbard not be presented with the pre-production version of his book to get his approval before mass production and release of the book into the public? Did Hubbard never look at his books after they were published? Wasn’t he using them as textbooks for his courses? If there were dictations and a “transcriptionist” who would type it up, was there no direct line of communication to Hubbard to ask him to clarify any areas of confusion? Were people so unprofessional in the book publishing business? Was there no standard protocol – a logical process – for how book publishing occurred?

Did Ron Hubbard really dictate the books?

What would be the point of making dictations which, especially in the days before personal computers, would be a very daunting task? What if you wanted to make some corrections to what you recorded? Just the logistics of it – seems highly IMPROBABLE, UNREALISTIC, and NOT LOGICAL from the viewpoint of such a course of actions from Hubbard. It seems like it would be faaaaaaaar easier to just type things up on PAPER. That way, you can easily separate things into sections, you can easily make corrections; you can easily toss selected papers if you wanted to introduce a major change to a given section of text; you can type up additional pages, if you wanted to expand on some chapters or some sections of text.

Why not just type or write it up instead of producing dictations?

It would be far easier as a writer to work with paper and a type writer, as well as just writing things down by hand, as opposed to dealing with tape recordings. We could suppose that Hubbard would create a book on paper, then produce dictations and give it to a transcriptionist to type up… Why in the world would Hubbard do that?! if he could just simply give his ready manuscript, with notes and corrections, if needed. Then there is the question of organization of text in terms of paragraphs, sections, chapters… and punctuation – these are very important aspects of producing comprehensible communication. How would you go about providing such information through a dictation? Even by today’s standards, it seems like it would be so much UNNECESSARY WORK to produce dictations for book publishing.

Then, apart from Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and Science of Survival, other books are actually relatively small and were compiled using smaller issues that were produced over time and then assembled into a book. This applies to Scientology: A History of Man, Scientology 8-80, Scientology 8-8008, The Fundamentals of Thought, A New Slant on Life… – that could may as well be all of them. In other words, taking into account the content structure of the books themselves – if a book consisted of a set of previously produced smaller issues, how would that align with “dictations?” There were separate dictations for every separate segment of the book? Where would Hubbard keep such dictations for different issues and why? Why not just deal with PAPER, especially in light of the fact that Hubbard was a skilled typist himself due to his prior book publishing career as a pulp fiction writer?

 

Finding and Evaluating EVIDENCE

There is not even a need to be guessing around because there is an OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF EVIDENCE OF RON HUBBARD’S DIRECT INVOLVEMENT in not just creating his own books but obviously in creating the whole of Scientology. How could it be any other way?

 

target reality { Ron Hubbard’s involvement in the creation of Scientology }

evidence { Recorded Statements by L. Ron Hubbard }
— source { Success Congress / Lecture: The Future of Scientology / date: CE1959M01D03 }

CE stands for Common Era.

content { Ron Hubbard’s communication on the subject of Scientology movement and the ongoing formation of its organizational structure: description of the current state of affairs [as of 1959] and his plans for the near future }

 

evidence { Recorded Statements by L. Ron Hubbard }
— source { London Clearing Congress / Lecture: The Future of Scientology and the Western Civilization / date: CE1958M10D20 }

content { Ron Hubbard’s detailed recollection of the Fall of 1952 at the inception of HCO and HASI }

 

Photograph of HASI group in the U.S. (Phoenix, AZ / early 1950’s):

 

evidence { A Video Recording of Ron Hubbard with a book in hand and books on his desk. }
— source { video “The Shrinking World of L. Ron Hubbard” by World in Action, released in August 1968. }

 

evidence { Recorded Statements by L. Ron Hubbard }
— source { Lecture: Ron’s Journal 28 / date: CE1976M11D24 }

 

evidence { Witness Account and Declarations by Antony Phillips – a man who worked in Hubbard’s Publications }
— source { https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi5JfdOywDw }

 

L. Ron Hubbard’s intended position in the structure of Scientology organization. (WW stands for World Wide.)

image: HCO Org Board
source: OEC Vol 1 First Printing 1974 ISBN: 0-884404-026-7

 

Original Technical Bulletin Volumes provide a very detailed and professional description of every book and some include information on how the book was created. None of them say anything about “dictations.” Quite to the contrary, some even specify that it was “written” or even “typed” by L. Ron Hubbard.

It is very logical to assume that Church staff consulted L. Ron Hubbard directly in compiling these descriptions in the early 1970’s (before the release of the Tech Volumes) especially where more specific information was provided in the story of how the book was produced. Otherwise, where would they get such information to put in the description in the first place? If some books were dictated and then transcribed, SURELY! such information would be communicated somewhere in the original descriptions or elsewhere in the volumes [large amount] of Scientology materials, but so far it is nowhere to be found.

THE ORIGINAL THESIS

This book was a rewrite of an earlier manuscript “Abonormal Dianetics” with some updates to the text.

THE EVOLUTION OF A SCIENCE

This was originally published in a magazine article and then converted into a book with some updates to the text.

DIANETICS: THE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH

According to David Miscavige, this was the only book typed by L. Ron Hubbard, and indeed it was typed just like many others.

SCIENCE OF SURVIVAL

The description indicates a typed manuscript.

SELF-ANALYSIS:

written by L. Ron Hubbard in July—August 1951 and published at Wichita, Kansas.

ADVANCED PROCEDURE AND AXIOMS:

The first edition was typed on stencils by L. Ron Hubbard from which 1,750 copies were mimeographed. A second edition was typed by secretaries on stencils and 1,500 copies were produced. The book then was put into regular hardcover format and has since sold a very large number of copies.

HANDBOOK FOR PRECLEARS:

The description does not specify how the book was created.

A HISTORY OF MAN

The description does not specify how the book was created.

SCIENTOLOGY 8-80

The description does not specify how the book was created, but it was based on an earlier limited edition – Scientology 88 – which was hand-written by L. Ron Hubbard.

SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

… was written by L. Ron Hubbard in England in October-November 1952. He had the first copy with him when he flew to the United States and presented it at the opening of the Philadelphia Doctorate Course on December first.

DIANETICS 55!

L. Ron Hubbard completed the manuscript of Dianetics ’55! and released it in the form of a facsimile of the original to the Dianetic public.

THE CREATION OF HUMAN ABILITY

The book is a compilation of different issues.

SCIENTOLOGY: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THOUGHT

It was originally written by L. Ron Hubbard as a resume of Scientology for use in translations into other languages…

THE PROBLEMS OF WORK

Written by L. Ron Hubbard aboard the Queen Elizabeth en route to England for the October 1956 London Congress, the material is the result of research in the field, mainly in Dublin.

A NEW SLANT ON LIFE

Here are twenty-eight of the best-loved essays written by L. Ron Hubbard between 1950 and 1959. Some were originally magazine articles, some were lectures, and some are favorite chapters from some of his books.

 

And here is a true gem of this analysis – a selection from one of Hubbard’s lectures where he is looking through different books during a lecture:

 

 

Extra Material

The green Organization Executive Course Volumes [Title, Copyright, TOC] contain policies related to organizational structure and its various functions. Here are a number of policy letters from Volume 1 (HCO Division):

HCOPL 4 OCTOBER 1956 THE HANDLING OF HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICES

HCOPL 15 NOVEMBER 1958 LEGAL AID

HCOPL 15 NOVEMBER 1958 OUTSTANDING COPYRIGHTS AND MARKS

HCOPL 15 NOVEMBER 1958 THE SUBSTANCE AND FIRST DUTY OF HCO

HCOPL 19 NOVEMBER 1958 ORGANIZATION

HCOPL 14 MAY 1959 HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE

HCOPL 29 MAY 1959 TECHNOLOGY

HCOPL 2 NOVEMBER 1959 HCO OFFICE DESIGNATIONS AND PERSONNEL

HCOPL 9 JANUARY 1961 DUTIES OF HCO

HCOPL 31 JANUARY 1961 SPHERES OF INFLUENCE

HCOPL 14 FEBRUARY 1961 THE PATTERN OF A CENTRAL ORGANIZATION

HCOPL 17 FEBRUARY 1961 HCO CONTINENTAL

HCOPL 18 DECEMBER 1961 STANDING ORDER

HCOPL 21 NOVEMBER 1962 RE-ISSUE OF MATERIALS

HCOPL 31 DECEMBER 1964 USE OF DIANETICS, SCIENTOLOGY, APPLIED PHILOSOPHY

HCOPL 4 MARCH 1965 HCO SECRETARY WW

HCOPL 4 MARCH 1965 TECHNICAL AND POLICY DISTRIBUTION

HCOPL 1 MAY 1965 THE DESIGN OF THE ORGANIZATION

HCOPL 08 MARCH 1966 HIGH CRIME [color]

 

Extended Analysis

By simply making up some story about a “transcriptionist,” David Miscavige effectively removed L. Ron Hubbard (in the minds of Scientologists and the public) as a direct source of his own published works.

See page: Church Staff and Scientologists

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