Let’s go into the history of what they laughingly used to call psychotherapy. The first thing that man came up with in this line that was really effective was shock treatment and hypnotism. These are the oldest varieties —sedation, narcosynthesis, shock and, at about the same time, brain operations. These are about two thousand years [...]
Commander Thompson had studied with Freud and he was a good friend of mine and he talked to me a great deal about having psychoanalysis. So I went back and reviewed a bunch of the stuff which he’d talked to me about and studied it over again. Hopeful, you see, that there [...]
I don’t do these folders from crystal balls, boy. I do these just, these folders against the most concise series of data you ever heard of. Srrrrrp-boom! We cracked a case today down the middle. Down the middle, cross-wise and diagonally. It was just about, he’d given us a bad time. [...]
One of the earliest uses of it was by a fellow by the name of Homer Lane. Lane went into an insane asylum in England and he said to the individuals involved in the management of this insane asylum, “I want to see your toughest case.” He was not a psychiatrist (most [...]
Remember, we’ve already seen a psychotherapy go by the boards. I’ve gotten results with that psychotherapy; it’s called psychoanalysis. Why didn’t it ever take the world? I think they were so busy trying to handle PTSes and SPs on an individual-practitioner basis, with absolutely no rundown, that they could never complete their research. Now, they [...]
At a hospital where I studied, this was part of the things I observed.
Medicine sometimes will not work on a patient. It works on others but not on a particular one.
If that particular one is given mental attention even as mild as brief Freudian analysis, it will be found that medicine will now work on [...]
If you have a patient who is getting blank-outs during a certain period, a patient who is sure somehow that he has had homosexual relationships with somebody but can’t tell you when or where, you start looking into hypnotism.
You may not find it, because one of the chief weapons of the pervert [...]
I’m going to tell you this technique right now. And you’re going to find yourself asking these questions an awful lot of times.
“Where is the past?” That’s the question. The environment. It’s asked out in the environment near the preclear. A formation of nothing or something or whatever it is – you don’t care. You [...]
I have been engaged in the investigation of the fundamentals of life, the material universe and human behavior,” wrote L. Ron Hubbard of his larger philosophic journey towards Dianetics and Scientology, and proceeded to reference a search “down many highways, through many byroads, into many back alleys of uncertainty.” In a further explanation of that [...]
Male voice: I’d like to hear your explanation of how you started on all this in the first place.
Started on what?
Male voice: Scientology. Dianetics. How you sort of independent – became independent again now, or – how did all this really come about?
Oh! Nothing-very, very simple.
Male voice: I mean, maybe a lot [...]