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Just what is in 'The Basics'?

Inside 'The Basics'

What is in "The Basics," the vast collection of L. Ron Hubbard books and lectures released by the church in 2007?

In Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health (1950), Hubbard writes about the reactive mind.

"If there ever was a devil, he designed the reactive mind. … What does this mind do? It shuts off hearing recall. It places vocal circuits in the mind. It makes people tone-deaf. It makes people stutter. It does anything and everything that can be found in any list of mental ills: psychoses, neuroses, compulsions, repressions.''

In Science of Survival (1951), Hubbard describes his graduated chart, the "Tone Scale.''

"The higher the individual is upon the Tone Scale, the better chance he has of obtaining the wherewithal of living, the happier he is, the higher his body will be.''

Later he adds, "An auditor is not trying to cure anything. He is simply raising tone...The task is to make a human happier, more effective, better able to accept responsibility and aid his fellow man.''

• Past and future lives are discussed in Scientology: A History of Man (1952).

"At death, the theta being leaves the body and goes to the BETWEEN-LIVES area. Here he 'reports in,' is given a strong forgetter implant and then is shot down into a body, just before it is born.''

Just what is in 'The Basics'? 11/13/11 [Last modified: Sunday, November 13, 2011 6:00pm]
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