THE MISSING BIOGRAPHY
There are currently three major biographies of the life of L. Ron
Hubbard. "Barefaced Messiah" by Russell Miller, "Madman or Messiah" by
Bent Corydon, and "A Piece of Blue Sky" by Jon Atack.
As excellent as these are from the standpoint of personal quirks
(incidentally, an astrologer could have a field day with his Neptune,
Venus, Sun pattern), and organizational and financial manipulations,
they miss something, which to my mind, as a former research biochemist,
is of primary importance.
In Data Series 10: "The Missing Scene," Ron states: "The biggest
omitted data would be the whole scene." And "When the scene is missing
one has to study what the scene is supposed to consist of, not just more
random data about it."
The scene I'm talking about is: How did he do it? What habits of
thought and approach lay in back of the enormous output of discoveries
and techniques? What methods did he use to plow through a welter of
confusions and sort out the certainties?
Anyone who has been involved in research into an unknown area, can
appreciate the total fog one faces. There are no texts; just a hope
that one can develop a sensible search pattern with some good heuristics
(rules of thumb, or guides to discovery, in lit. Greek: "a good sense
Here is a background scene of great importance, and the possiility
of gaining data about it is rapidly vanishing with the inevitable demise
of those who were participants.
At a Congress, doing Tone 40 on an ashtray, I was plowing in. Ron
came up, put his hand on my shoulder and said, "Put the thought in that
ashtray that it wants to be thanked." I put an image of a puppy wagging
his tail and wanting to be thanked in the ashtray and immediately began
to laugh. That was it.
Reviewing this, I noted that his comm was very clear and conceptual
and that what he had asked me to do was to grant beingness to the other
end of the comm line (which I had not been doing). He had accurately
spotted what was missing and directed my attention to it.
"Give a man a fish; he will eat for a day. Teach a man how to
fish; he will eat for a lifetime."
Give a man a rote technique, and he can do one routine thing.
Guide that man to the wellspring and source of that technique, and --?
How DID Ron catch all those big fish? THAT'S "The Missing
Ron mentions several events that could weaken the application of
scientology and be its Achilles Heel.
One is the adoption of a valence of "sinlessness," or of an
enforced W/H of goofs because of status (6110C05 SHSBC-63 Sec Chk-Types
Another is that since better than 50% of the subject consists of
the discipline and know-how of application (6406C18 SHSBC Special-24
Study Tape #1), a failure to accurately transmit this know-how could
He notes that much of this know-how is difficult to put into words,
but easy to show by example. Since video recorders were not available
during the original SHSBC, would it be possible for some of those who
actually worked with Ron and have an experienced "feel" for how to apply
the tech, to make some TV demos of the TRs and sessions, and include the
This could be a very big help in transmitting the spirit and flavor
of the original.
Wed Mar 22 00:06:02 EDT 2023
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Learning implies Learning with Certainty or Learning without Certainty.
Learning across a Distance implies Learning by Being an Effect.
Learning by Being an Effect implies Learning without Certainty.
Therefore, Learning with Certainty implies Learning, but
not by Being an Effect, and not across a Distance.