By Lana Mitchell

There are a few surveys we will be doing over the next week – so we can get a grip on where you, me and others are at on some key subjects – and to find out what people are thinking, feeling and wanting. The first is on the subject of study. And it is below this rather apt LRH reference on the subject of learning.

“All right, the situation with regard to auditing depends on another subject and that is a subject called study. If you can’t learn anything, why, then you can’t find out how to do anything. So just as I talked to you in the last lecture and told you that communication was not an end all of processing but was absolutely vital if an auditor was ever going to get to a pc to do something for him, so it is true that study operates as the door, open or closed, to learning how to audit.

“If an auditor can’t learn anything, then of course he won’t be able to audit, regardless of the attitude he has towards the human race or his wish to do something for people or his desires in any way, shape or form. These all would be barriered by just this one point. He couldn’t learn anything.

“So in order to teach somebody how to audit, it’s necessary that they be able to learn. Now, this is terribly fundamental, awful. This is down there scraping the bottom of the barrel with regard to fundamentals, and yet all great successes are built on attention to fundamentals.    …

“This next datum I am going to give you is something is something I really don’t want you to park behind the left lobe and skip, because this is going to make all the difference in the world to the future of Scientology. And that is a knowledge of this one point, this one point: That better than 50 percent of Scientology consists in the discipline of application, consists in the technology of application, consists in the know-how of application. And that’s better than 50 percent of the subject better than 50 percent.

“Now, perhaps that datum is not very impressive, but let me let me amplify this and I think you will see how that datum is impressive. You could give the entirety of the processes which have produced results in Scientology and there are a great, big, many of them you could give these in their entirety to a field of mental practice, carte blanche that’s just the processes, you understand just the commands and they wouldn’t be able to do a thing with them.

“They wouldn’t be able to get any result with them of any kind whatsoever.

“They would turn out an asinine statement like the University of Chicago.

“It’s a college. That’s what we used to say about it at George Washington. We used to be tolerant about Chicago. Most of us wanted to go there because you only had to go a couple of years before they handed you a sheepskin and we were bored. But this outfit uttered this asinine statement:  We have tested all the techniques of Dianetics and found out it didn’t work. Well, in the first place it’s asinine because all the techniques of Dianetics didn’t exist in published form and were not available to them to test, see? So right away, that was nonsense.

“For instance, I know of techniques that were released at the first Foundation in Elizabeth which have never seen the light of day; I have never seen them published or anything else.

“Matter of fact, I saw three or four splinter groups suddenly start up on stuff that was merely designed to take care of one pc or something like that, and then they decided that this would apply to all pcs and so forth. There are several brands of therapy which are adrift today which simply consist of one technique developed for one pc at Elizabeth. So for any outfit for any outfit to grandly look down its nose and say, we have tested all the techniques of Dianetics, you know? Well, what a statement, see? They haven’t got them to test. How would they even know if they had tested all the techniques? Right away they are irresponsible. And then to say they didn’t work would also be asinine because if they had tested even sloppily, they would have gotten some result someplace, unless they were simply uttering a publicity statement to protect the vested interest.

“But that is aside from the point. The point is simply this: Yes, they could have had all the techniques. They could have had them all. They didn’t, but they could have.

“And they could have, in their haphazard, bunged up way, have tested these techniques and they wouldn’t have worked, because they didn’t have a Dianeticist in the lot of them. There was nobody there trained in the basic disciplines of Dianetics. And that was 50 percent or better of the technology which they might have gathered. Quite important, don’t you see? “ 

LRH Tape: Studying: Introduction, 18 June 1964

Please fill out our SURVEY:  The technology of study and word clearing (link)  - click here.  Results will be published at the end of the week.


Ingrid Smith
+8 # Ingrid Smith 2013-05-11 01:01
I love this lecture. It is one thing to have the correct Tech, it is quite another to have the correct application. Squirrels love to prove the "unworkability" of Scientology by leaving out the fundamentals- like TR0 is staring or there is screaming at an ashtray. Clueless and in many cases, intentionally so.
Max Bleiweiss
+2 # Max Bleiweiss 2013-05-11 07:17
Yep, and reminds me of the electronics "experts" who test the emeters and conclude they don't work when they haven't a clue what they're supposed to do.
Gayle Smith
# Gayle Smith 2013-05-11 06:49
Cool, I could almost hear him saying it. Anticipation now for the survey. :D

aka TroubleShooter
+1 # KFrancis 2013-05-11 09:20
Great reference from the study tapes Lana.

Ron’s research into the subject of study and his discovery of the barriers that block understanding and application is a stellar accomplishment all on its own.

His research and the codification of it would have brought awards by the bucket full had it come from a University or some agreed upon opinion leader in the field of education.

My survey has been sent and I await the results!
Ronnie Bell
+1 # Ronnie Bell 2013-05-11 16:47
Some great LRH quotes there, Lana. Very applicable to conversations currently bubbling in the Indie community right now.

I filled out the survey, and will help with the next one.
+1 # Michael 2013-05-12 02:40
You have my support Lana. We are in dire need of more groups and more people willing to pout the shoulder to the wheel, so to speak.

APIS are promoting that more grouups be started as we will not make a denty in society with what we have now. We need many more groups around the planet. There is no competition, not with 7 billion plus people onthis planet.
# Espiritu 2013-05-12 05:51
"All right, the situation with regard to auditing depends on another subject and that is a subject called study. If you can’t learn anything, why, then you can’t find out how to do anything"

This probably explains why DM altered the Student Hat Course checksheets and buried the Key to Life Course.
We need to restore and revitalize these courses and other study tech. These are the keys that open the door to learning anything, including how to audit. And once someone knows how to DO something and produce good results with something, no one can BS them about that subject or make them do things that do not work.
Tom M
# Tom M 2013-05-12 08:33
Terrific article Lana. Thank you for posting this.

ML Tom
# SILVIA 2013-05-12 12:46
Simply correct target- study tech, being this the first entrance to learn any subject. Thanks Lana
Scott Campbell
# Scott Campbell 2013-05-12 13:15
This lecture just goes to show how important conceptual understanding of the subject and facility of application through practice is.

I can certainly see how frustrating it must have been for Ron to have to endure these ridiculous "pronouncements from on-high" that "it doesn't work" made by some morons at a so-called "Institute of Higher Education". What a tragic joke.
# Vertsurblanc 2013-05-12 16:33
Interesting. I assume we are referring to relatively new people, to this game. If so, study tech should never be the focus. I fit hey get the game of enhanced ability and awareness and skill, then the rest flows from there. Study tech is then simply an adjunct to the real game. My 2 cents.
# Espiritu 2013-05-13 01:59
Vertsurblanc, you said that, "I assume we are referring to relatively new people, to this game. If so, study tech should never be the focus." and ".....Study tech is then simply an adjunct to the real game."
I think that you may find that there are actually plenty of people for whom a lack of learning skills is a major ruin in their lives. For these people study tech and learning tech might just be a good place to focus ....and possibly result in major improvement in their lives.
Jonathan Burke
# Jonathan Burke 2013-05-13 06:58
The new Meter reads film is a great supplement to training in the field and has been sanctioned by Dan Koon and many other tech terminals.

Sapere Aude
# Sapere Aude 2013-05-13 07:51
Jonathan - Great film! I just reviewed it. Thanks!

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