I have been some time trying to evolve what we are doing. It’s quite one thing to plan a thing, quite another to see it go into action in MEST. I’ve made a lot of fits and starts trying to straighten things out with everybody’s agreement and liking and I think, from what I hear [...]
We are about to do a terrible thing to the general morale of psychotherapists in America. I have just gotten through a complete review of Freudian psychoanalysis, and I find out, Lord knows how he did it, that Sigmund Freud was hitting some very hot buttons. He was not hitting the button and he was [...]
I spent a year in a hospital at the end of that and—no other reason than cussedness. By taking off one collar ornament, I found out I could very easily be mistaken for a medical doctor. I even set it up so that as I would speak to the librarian, a marine [...]
You will read, in texts of ancient cults which have been taken out of the ruins of the New York American Psychiatric Association, notations to the effect that immediately after a death in the family people become sexually promiscuous, or something of the sort. This is really true! You take some [...]
So we have—we have actually been advancing above the most extravagant goal of psychotherapy, mental treatment, religious increase of beingness and so on. We’ve been— we’ve been way above this for a very long time. We could still make today, in a very short space of time, the original goal of betterment which was bodhi. [...]
RE CLINIC, HAS
The arrangements that have been made seem a good temporary measure. On a longer look, however, something more equitable will have to be organized. I am not quite sure what we would call the place – probably not a clinic – but I am sure [...]
by L. Ron Hubbard
In these simple techniques it may be difficult discover the depth of data which is Scientology, just as it was difficult in the complicated techniques of Dianetics to discover a simple therapy.
Dianetics was a productive field, a very valuable step, but it was experimental in application. Scientology [...]
Self Analysis cannot revive the dead.
Self Analysis will not empty insane asylums or stop war. These are the tasks of the Dianetic auditor and the Group Dianetic technician. — page 3
Now somebody, with a half-glance at the title page of this book, will try to assume that Self Analysis simply improves memory. That is like [...]