Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1954, 21 October
Document title: R2-61: Good and Evil: R2-62: Overt-Act-Motivator Sequence
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Eighth American Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Document ID: 5410C21
Description: Hubbard relates his emotional tone scale to the conscience and concepts of good and evil.
All right. We go upscale just a little bit higher than that, and we find a gradual fading out of what you might consider harmful. You would not find a concept of harm or a concept of good as we move up out of that upper band that I’ve just been discussing, which, by the way, is probably around 8.0 or 10.0.1And above 8.0 or 10.0, you would just fade into no definite consideration about this thing. Because you would get up to a level of rationality which saw immediately that all things have their ingredients of good and all things have their ingredients of evil. And good and evil would not be a pressing problem at all – so that you would not get conduct evaluated against a conscience. Things would be done for no reason at all or for the reasons connected with games, because we’ve passed out of the band, then, of fixed evaluation, haven’t we? And the second we’ve gone out of the band of fixed evaluation, then you would get a freedom of action.But that freedom of action, oddly enough, would be in the direction of constructiveness, keeping life going, keeping the ball rolling. Because somebody up along that line isn’t worried about stopping it. He doesn’t consider that it’s any threat to him, and it’s just a good game.
- 8.0—10.0: Levels on Hubbard’s emotional Tone scale. 8.0 is “Exhilaration.” The next named emotion is 20.0, “Action.” (Ref. Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary) ↩