Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1965, 5 May
Document title: Classification, Gradation and Awareness Chart
Document type: Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter
Book title: Organization Executive Course
Location: Los Angeles
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard places Homo sapiens on his Awareness Scale. This reference also shows the bait mechanism of the Grade Chart, in that it requires Hubbard's proprietary procedures that he claims elevates awareness. There are about 52 levels of awareness from Unexistence up to the state of CLEAR.
You will find a chart enclosed in the Auditor # 8. It covers many things.1
There are about 52 levels of awareness from Unexistence up to the state of CLEAR.
By “Level of Awareness” is meant “that of which a being is aware.”
A being who is at a level on this scale is aware only of that level and the others below it.
To get a case gain such a person must become aware of the level next above him. And so on up in orderly sequence, level by level.
If you skip a person on one level several levels up, he or she will experience only an unreality and will not react. This is expressed as “no-case-gain.” On the E-Meter it registers as “no tone arm action” meaning there is no meter registry of change on the meter control lever (tone arm).
A person audited a bit below or at his level of awareness gets “tone arm action,” case gain and has cognitions (new concepts of life).
A principal contribution of Scientology is the technology necessary to change people so that they progress into higher states of ability when processed on the exact processes required by an auditor qualified by training to apply the processes expertly.
It is not only general ability that increases, but IQ, renewed livingness and the skill and ability to better self and conditions.
The state of Homo sapiens runs from around -4 down to the bottom. Normal is probably much lower.
As you study the chart you will see it is a road map upward.
On the left we see the class of the auditor necessary to take the person up as well as the grade the preclear reaches.
In the next column we see his certificate name, obtained through his training at an Academy and, later, Saint Hill.
Then we see a very general description of the processes used on that grade.
The next column shows what pcs a classified auditor can audit. He can audit anyone at his class numeral or below. He cannot audit pcs higher because of course he has not been trained to do so and is likely to have upset pcs.
The final column shows where the certificate and class is obtained.
This is the famous Bridge mentioned at the end of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.
It is now complete and is functioning. The being enters it from somewhere in the minus regions as a Beginning Scientologist and moves on up. At about Grade II he has definitely reached Homo novis. He becomes a RELEASE somewhere between II and V. And he becomes CLEAR at the top of VI. The state of Operating Thetan is attained above VI and is a Grade VII.
For man to have this at all is quite remarkable. He never had it before since we find him improving but still, on the average well below -4.
By following this chart one can make RELEASE and then CLEAR.
Up to Grade V one of course has help. But above that technical limitations bar completely the idea of co-auditing. Some auditors will attempt it, themselves very far from there casewise, and some have tried to show untrained pcs how to “Solo audit” with a meter. The common result is that the pcs eventually collapse in a total overwhelm as they are not trained to handle such forces and so it is a cruel thing to do.
The preclear moves safely on the proper Bridge and somewhere along the line must be trained in the classifications that match his grade. Then (and only then) can he make it all the way.
One can be audited quite a ways. Then he had better get trained from Zero on up. You see here some new certificates. These were made necessary by the gap which existed between the higher-toned public person (-5) and the beginning of the span. We had to have a longer approach on the Bridge. And so we put a certificate ladder there.
Beginning Scientologist is given for a PE and so on up as the chart shows. The class material has not been changed. If anyone has a Class Zero he is still a Class Zero but we will give him a new certificate to replace his old one. And so on. There is no change in grades and certificates from Class II up. Class V has been blank for years. Thus there is a proper certificate there, the HUBBARD VALIDATED AUDITOR. It says this auditor has been through a review of all his lower skills plus new ones and can jump off now for Solo and CLEAR.
Previously we not only did not reach into the average Homo sapiens’ awareness but we also had no means of touching cases much below -4.
My job is to give you the materials to make Releases and the skill to make Clear. I have done and will do everything I can to help anyone attain these hitherto unreachable heights of life and ability.
The Bridge is not only in, it is functioning every hour right now. Book early. The traffic is heavy already. And auditors are the scarcest and most valuable beings on this planet.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1965, 5 May). Classification, Gradation and Awareness Chart. (Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, Issue I.) The Organization Executive Course Dissemination Division (1991 ed., Vol. 2, pp. 517-519). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.