Lecture: The Itsa Line
Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1963, 20 August
Document title: The Itsa Line
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Saint Hill Special Briefing Course
Location: East Grinstead, Sussex
Document ID: SHSBC-296
Description: Hubbard speaks of a repeatedly unanswered question he had about people at Chestnut Lodge who were considered schizophrenic because they had been transferred there.
Psychiatry does this all the time. They say, “This is dementia praecox case . . .” They’ve gotten so idiotic with it now that if somebody goes to that Chestnut Lodge, where Graham—that publisher of News week and the Post that was so against Scientology—where he went, and went home on vacation and killed himself. He went home for a day; he was supposed to come back. Up there at Chestnut Lodge . . . I’ve told you about it before. That’s actually the name of the joint; it’s up around . . . And it’s very remarkable.
But it’s very remarkable up there. But if a person is transferred to Chestnut Lodge, regardless of their symptoms before they now have schizophrenia. And I have asked this several times, trying to get the answer. And I finally did get the answer and understood it was the answer and after that it didn’t plague me. But it’s a very interesting example of interesting variation of itsa, see? And that is, they are a schizophrenic because they were transferred to Chestnut Lodge—because that’s all there are Chestnut Lodge!
Hubbard, L. R. (1963, 20 August). The Itsa Line. Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, (SHSBC-296). Lecture conducted from East Grinstead, Sussex.