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The Practice of Scientology

ithin the vast amount of data which is the religious philosophy of Scientology there
are many principles which, when learned, give one a new and broader view of life.
Scientology as a philosophical system contains many data one can use to think
with. Knowing the Tone Scale, for instance, a person can see how best to deal with
a grumpy child, mollify an upset friend or get an idea across to a staid employer.
These principles amount to a huge area of observation in the humanities. The data
exists for a person to think with, to work with, to wonder with, to accept or reject
as he wishes. It is a body of knowledge there for the learning. There is nothing
authoritarian in it. It is valuable purely as a body of knowledge.
From this body of wisdom the second division of Scientology the
applied philosophy is derived. And the extraordinary achievement of
Dianetics and Scientology has been the development of exact, precise
methods to increase mans awareness and capabilities. Other efforts
along this line achieved only sporadic or temporary results if any. Using
Scientology, invariable improvements can be obtained when exactly applied.
The importance of application in Scientology comes from the fact that L. Ron
Hubbard developed as part of his philosophy an actual technology with which his
discoveries could be used to effect improvement in people. Technology means
the methods of application of the principles of something, as opposed to mere
knowledge of the thing itself. And, using L. Ron Hubbards technology, applying
the methods, one can heighten his perceptions and awareness, increase his abilities
and lead a better, more fulfilling life. In short, one can be unhindered by others
ideas that man cannot change and that one can be no better than he was born to be.
Throughout the remainder of this site the term technology is used with regard to
the application of Scientology principles. Many technologies are extant today,
technologies to build bridges and technologies to fire rockets into space. But with
the work of L. Ron Hubbard, for the first time there exists a provenly workable
technology to improve the functions of the mind and rehabilitate the potentials of
the spirit. This is auditing.

lthough the purely philosophical aspects of L. Ron Hubbards work are sufficient
in themselves to elevate this civilization, only auditing provides a precise path by
which any individual may walk an exact route to higher states of
awareness.
The goal of auditing is to restore beingness and ability. This is
accomplished by (1) helping the individual rid himself of any
disabilities and (2) increasing individual abilities. Obviously, both are
necessary for an individual to achieve full potential.
Auditing, then, deletes those things which have been added to the persons reactive
mind through lifes painful experiences and, as well, addresses and improves the
persons ability to confront and handle the factors in his life.
Scientology auditing could be described as a very unique form of personal
counseling which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his
ability to confront what he is and where he is. There are vast differences between
the technology of auditing and other forms of counseling. There is no use of
hypnosis, trance techniques or drugs during auditing. The person being audited is
completely aware of everything that happens. Auditing is a precise, thoroughly
codified activity with exact procedures.
A person trained and qualified in applying auditing to individuals for their
betterment is called an auditor. Auditor is defined as one who listens, from the
Latin audire meaning tohear or listen. An auditor is a minister or minister-intraining of the Church of Scientology.
A person receiving auditing is called a preclear from pre-Clear, a person not yet
Clear. A preclear is a person who, through auditing, is finding out more about
himself and life.
The period of time during which an auditor audits a preclear is called an auditing
session. A session is conducted at an agreed-upon time established by the auditor
and preclear.
Auditing uses processes exact sets of questions asked or directions given by an
auditor to help a person find out things about himself and improve his condition.

There are many, many different auditing processes, and each one improves the
individuals ability to confront and handle part of his existence. When the specific
objective of any one process is attained, the process is ended and another can then
be run to address a different part of the persons life.
An unlimited number of questions could of course, be asked which might or
might not help a person. The accomplishment in Dianetics and Scientology is that
L. Ron Hubbard isolated the exact questions and directions to invariably bring
about improvement.
The questions or directions of the process guide the person to inspect a certain part
of his existence and what is found will naturally vary from person to person, since
everyones experiences are different. Regardless of experience or background,
however, the individual is assisted in locating not only areas of upset or difficulty
in his life, but in locating the source of the upset. By doing this, any person is able
to free himself of unwanted barriers that inhibit, stop or blunt his natural abilities
and increase these abilities so that he becomes brighter and more able.
There are no variables in the technology of auditing. No random results or
haphazard applications. Auditing is not a period of vague free association. Each
process is exact in its design and in its application, and attains a definite result
when correctly administered.
Scientology auditing can bring any person from a condition of spiritual blindness
to the brilliant joy of spiritual existence.

r. Hubbard knew from his researches that only by enabling a person to find his own
answers to the problems of his life could improvements be attained. As this cannot
be forced on a person, auditing relies for its workability upon good communication
between the auditor and preclear. The preclear is fully alert during a session and
becomes even more alert and brighter as auditing progresses. The auditor and
preclear work together to help the preclear defeat the preclears reactive mind. It is
not something done to the person, but involves his active participation to increase
his self-determinism.

Auditing depends utterly on a full knowledge and understanding of the


basics of communication. These are thoroughly analyzed in Scientology
in many lectures, books and other writings. Several courses of study
exist which deal exclusively with the laws and fundamentals of
communication and their application.
Communication is vital in auditing and is what makes it possible for the process to
work.

he auditor maintains and practices a code of conduct toward his preclear known as
the "Auditors Code." This is a doctrine of strictly followed rules to ensure a
preclear gets the greatest possible gain from auditing, and was evolved over many
years of observation. It is the code of ethics which governs an auditors
actions.
Auditing is most successful when the auditor acts toward the preclear
according to the Code. The auditor, for example, never tells the preclear
what he should think about himself, nor offers his opinion about what is
being audited. A goal of auditing is to restore the preclears certainty in his own
viewpoint; evaluation for the preclear only inhibits attainment of this goal. Hence,
its prohibition by the Code.
The qualities instilled by the Auditors Code are essentially those held to be the
best in people. An auditor shows his preclear kindness, affinity, patience and other
such virtues, to assist the preclear in confronting areas of upset or difficulty.

uditing is assisted by use of a specially designed meter which helps the auditor and
preclear locate areas of spiritual distress or travail. This instrument is called
anElectro-psychometer, or E-Meter. The E-Meter measures the mental state or

change of state of a person and thus is of enormous benefit to the auditor in helping
the preclear locate areas to be handled. The reactive minds hidden nature requires
utilization of a device capable of registering its effects a function the E-Meter
does accurately.
When the E-Meter is operating and a person holds the meters
electrodes, a very tiny flow of electrical energy (about 1.5 volts less
than a flashlight battery) passes down the wires of the E-Meter leads,
through the persons body and back into the E-Meter. The electrical
flow is so small, there is no physical sensation when holding the electrodes.
The pictures in the mind contain energy and mass. The energy and force in pictures
of experiences painful or upsetting to the person can have a harmful effect upon
him. This harmful energy or force is called charge.
When the person holding the E-Meter electrodes thinks a thought, looks at a
picture, reexperiences an incident or shifts some part of the reactive mind, he is
moving and changing actual mental mass and energy. These changes in the mind
influence the tiny flow of electrical energy generated by the E-Meter, causing the
needle on its dial to move. The needle reactions on the E-Meter tell the auditor
where the charge lies, and that it should be addressed by a process.
The Electropsychometer, or E-Meter, measures the mental state or change of state
of a person, helping the auditor and preclear locate areas of spiritual distress or
travail so they can be addressed and handled.

Different needle movements have exact meanings and the skill of an auditor
includes a complete understanding of all meter reactions. Using the meter, the
auditor ensures the process covers the correct area in order to discharge the
harmful energy connected with that portion of the preclears reactive mind. When
charge lessens, the person heightens his ability to think clearly in the area being
addressed and his survival potential increases proportionately. As a result, the
preclear discovers things about himself and his life new realizations about
existence, the milestones that mark his gains.
These realizations result in a higher degree of awareness and consequently a
greater ability to succeed.

uditing then consists of certain elements: the preclear, the auditor, the auditing
process, communication, the Auditors Code and the E-Meter. In combination, they
address the reactive mind and effect its resolution.
The auditing session takes place in a quiet, comfortable place where it
will not be disturbed. Usually the auditor and preclear are seated across
a table or desk from one another with an E-Meter set up for the
auditors use.
Before a program of auditing begins, the preclear is familiarized with the elements
of auditing during a period of orientation so he knows what to expect in a session.
The auditor also ensures the preclear has no distractions or upsets to prevent him
from devoting his full attention to the process used in the session.
Different types of auditing are used for the preclear, depending upon his concerns
during the session and his earlier auditing. Though auditing addresses the
individual, and each individual is different, a precisely delineated gradient of
processing steps is used to achieve personal freedom for everyone.
By use of exact questions and the E-Meter, the auditor first locates an area of
charge in the preclears reactive mind to address with the process. When the
auditor finds something in the reactive mind, the meter needle surges, indicating
that the subject of his questioning contains charge.
Once an area of charge or upset has been located, the auditor then asks the process
question or gives the directions needed to assist the preclear in examining it,
because he is now inspecting his reactive mind.
The auditor guides the preclear to look at the area more thoroughly. He continues
the process and makes notes of the meter reactions and data recovered by the
preclear to help chart progress. He maintains the Auditors Code, never evaluating
the data being recovered by the preclear. As the process continues, more and more
data from that area of the reactive mind, heretofore hidden from the persons
conscious awareness, becomes available in the analytical mind of the preclear.

The process questions and directions help the preclear discharge the harmful
energy or force connected with incidents or situations in his past. As the charge
lessens, the preclears awareness of the area increases.
The auditor continues to guide the preclears attention to the area. Reactions on the
E-Meter aid him to direct the preclear to pull more and more data, previously
unknown to the preclear, out of the reactive mind and return it to his analytical
awareness. Ultimately, the preclear becomes completely aware of the content and
is able to view it as it is, without his awareness clouded by reactivity.
During auditing, a preclear has many realizations about life. Such discoveries are
called, in Scientology, cognitions. A cognition is something a person has come to
realize. It is a What do you know, I just realized why I always felt that way
about. . . kind of statement. Cognitions result in a higher degree of awareness and
consequently greater abilities to succeed in life. When such a realization occurs,
that portion of the reactive mind ceases to register on the E-Meter and the needle
freely sweeps the dial rhythmically back and forth, a phenomenon plainly visible to
the auditor.
The preclear will have gained a higher degree of awareness and rid himself of,
perhaps, an irrational fear, psychosomatic illness or disability. The source of what
had been bothering him was previously unknown, but, once discovered, its power
is nullified. That particular process employed in the auditing session has served its
purpose and can be ended. The auditor now proceeds onto additional processes in
further auditing the preclear.
As more and more areas of the reactive mind are addressed and alleviated through
auditing, its adverse effects continue to lessen and the individual becomes happier
and more in control of his life.
With auditing, a person can be more self-confident, effective and successful in his
endeavors.

n a session, the analytical mind of the preclear is assisted by the analytical mind of
the auditor in order to vanquish the preclears reactive mind.

The preclear is victimized by his reactive mind. When this is


restimulated, a person is affected by the harmful energy it contains.
Since the reactive mind is hidden, the preclear cannot handle it by
himselfwitness the thousands of years man has philosophized, soulsearched and tried to understand himself and his motives with no lasting
result. In the absence of an auditor, the strength of the preclears dynamic thrust
is less than the force capable of being exerted by the reactive mind.
One of the primary reasons auditing works is because the strength of the auditors
dynamic thrust is added to the preclears dynamic thrust and these two combined
are greater than the single force of the preclears reactive mind. Working together
and applying L. Ron Hubbards precise technology, the preclears reactive mind
can be erased.
Each time an area of charge is released from the reactive mind, the preclears
awareness increases. This increase of awareness builds from auditing session to
auditing session and the preclear gradually becomes more and more aware of who
he is, what has happened to him and what his true potentials and abilities are.

Validation of Scientology and


Dianetics auditing Results
outine testing by Scientology organizations of every preclear has
made Dianetics and Scientology the most validated practices in the field of the
mind and spirit.
Auditing gains which a person feels subjectively can be shown
objectively through testing during the course of an auditing program.
Numerous tests are used by technical staff to help gauge a preclears
progress. There are IQ, personality, aptitude, coordination and other
tests a preclear takes prior to starting an auditing program. These provide a
prediction of how much auditing it may take to achieve a certain result with the
preclear. When the preclear is retested afterwards, the improvements he is
experiencing personally can be plotted on a graph which validates his gains. The
results are used by the auditor to help determine further processes to audit.
Though testing is primarily meant to assist technical staff to deliver a preclear the
greatest benefits in his auditing, the consistent results observed have changed
mans viewpoint of himself in many regards. Prior to Dianetics, psychiatry and
psychology were adamant in their assertion that a persons IQ could not be

changed. Their pronouncements were disproven in the face of study after study
wherein persons showed dramatic increases in IQ after auditing.
Another routine test is the Oxford Capacity Analysis (OCA). This test accurately
measures the preclears estimation of ten different personality traits. These rise
markedly in auditing, reflecting the preclears gains. Preclears report being calmer,
more stable, more energetic and more outgoing as a direct result of auditing and
scores on the OCA furnish corroborative data.
Aptitude tests are also a reliable indicator of auditing results. Improvements in
aptitude test scores correlate with a decrease in accident-proneness. Many other
tests are available which test coordination and different perceptions such as vision,
hearing, colorblindness, balance and so on, and these, too, improve as a result of
auditing.
Naturally, individual progress is variable since it is largely influenced by the
preclears dedication and the frequency of sessions. Therefore, clearly defined rates
of improvement are impossible to establish. The Church makes no claims or
guarantees of the gains someone will make in auditing. Church staff, however,
have seen so many remarkable improvements in test scores that they expect such as
a matter of course.

uditing is quite different, both in terms of approach and result, from other efforts
which purport to be therapeutic.
In psychoanalysis, for instance, the analyst does not accept what the
person says but interprets it, evaluates his condition for him, reads
sexual significance into the persons statements and tells him why he is
worried, all of which merely confuse a person further and have no
therapeutic effect. In auditing, what the preclear says is never evaluated and his
data is never refuted. To do so would totally violate the Auditors Code. Nor in
auditing is the preclear encouraged to ramble on without guidance, ransacking the
millions of incidents in his reactive mind and restimulating many, in the hope he
might stumble across the right one.
In more brutal practices such as psychiatry, force (physical, chemical or surgical) is
used to overwhelm the persons ideas and behavior and render the patient quiet.
There is no thought of gain or therapy here but only of making patients more
manageable. Auditing bears no resemblance to any part of this field.

Likewise, auditing bears no resemblance to psychology, which is primarily the


study of observing responses to stimuli and provides no means of producing actual
improvement.
Other practices such as hypnotism consider that a person has to be put into a state
of lessened awareness (i.e., a trance) before anything can be done. Auditing is quite
the opposite and seeks to wake people up, not put them to sleep.
Some past efforts to help man tried to do so by enforcing moral codes or standards
of behavior and conduct but, having no knowledge of the reactive mind or means
to relieve its irrational dictates, they effected no lasting improvements.
Auditing is quite different from these past therapies, many of which were
impositive and some, like psychiatry, which were actually harmful. In auditing one
follows a precisely mapped route which leads to specific gains and it is only the
individual being audited who says whether these have been achieved or not. The
preclear determines when he has regained an ability or rid himself of a barrier to
living, not anyone else. The auditor keeps working with the preclear until the
preclear knows of his own volition that he has made it. It is not the auditor or
anyone else in Scientology who says the preclear has made a gain. The preclear
himself knows.
Given that the goal of auditing is rehabilitation of ones own potentials, the gains
can really be determined in no other way.
Auditing is made up of common denominators which apply to all life. There are no
variables in auditing; the same procedures apply to all cases. This is a considerable
achievement, and is the one which makes auditing Scientologys most important
use.
Only auditing restores to the individual his native potentials, enabling him to be the
person he knows he really is. Only auditing frees a person from the traps of the
reactive mind.

Scientology Spiritual Counselling


This site provides an overview of Scientology spiritual counselling. It covers the
principles this counselling is based on, how a Scientology counselling session is
conducted and why it works.
Scientology spiritual counselling is called auditing. It is the central practice of
the Scientology religion. Auditing is delivered by an auditor (from the Latin
word audire, meaning to listen) a person trained and expert in the exact
techniques of Dianetics and Scientology.
The goal of Scientology auditing is to restore individual ability.
Unique to the Scientology religion and revolutionary in the field of spiritual
development is the use by auditors of the electropsychometer, or E-Meter.
Scientology auditors use the E-Meter to help isolate areas of spiritual travail or
upset that exist below a person's current awareness. Once brought to light, such
trouble areas can then be examined by the individual.
You are invited to learn about Scientology, how the E-Meter works and how
Scientology auditing can help you achieve a better life.