Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1958, 1 August
Document title: Case Analysis - Rock Hunting (cont.)
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: 20th American Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Washington, D.C.
Document ID: 5808C01
Description: Hubbard says that after the war, he started including other people's experiences in his research, claiming that the terminology he had been using had come "straight out of" his own "engrams," and that he stripped all this terminology out of his research by 1950.
But I found something out during the session that I sure didn’t like. I found out that the one thing I would never do, I had done. I found out that in about – in 1938, when I wrote the first notes and book on mental investigations, that every single cockeyed piece of terminology in it (none of which ever survived to 1949 or 50), every piece of that terminology was taken straight out of my own engrams. Boy, was my face red. And I was certainly pleased when I realized I’d had enough sense after the war to reevaluate, take other people’s experiences and do a totally analytical approach to the thing and drop all of these terms. You get the idea? Boy, was my thetan red.