HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 14 JULY 19621
All SH Grads
I want every auditor auditing to be perfect on a meter. To be otherwise can be catastrophic.
By perfect is meant:
1. Auditor never tries to clean a clean read;
2. Auditor never misses a read that is reacting.
One mistake on Model Session or TRs may not ruin a session. One mistake on a meter read can ruin a session. That gives you the order of importance of accurate never-miss meter reading.
All bad auditing results have now been traced to inaccuracy in meter reading.
Other aspects of a session should be perfect. But if the session, even vaguely following a pattern session, comes to grief, IT IS ONLY METER READING ACCURACY THAT IS AT FAULT.
I have carefully ferreted this fact out. There is only one constant error in sessions that produce no results or poor results-inaccurate meter reading. This is also true for student and veteran auditors alike.
When an auditor starts using unusual solutions, he or she was driven to them by the usual solution not working. The usual solution always works unless the meter needle reading is inaccurate.
If an auditor is using unusual solutions, then THAT AUDITOR’S METER READING IS INACCURATE. Given this, consequent ARC breaks and failures drive the auditor to unusual solutions.
A D of P who has to dish out unusual solutions has auditors who are missing meter reads.
Meter reading must be perfect every session. What is perfect?
1. Never try to clean a read that is already clean.
2. Never miss an instant reaction of the needle.
If you try to clean a clean rudiment, the pc has the missed withhold of nothingness. The auditor won’t accept the origination or reply of nothingness. This can cause a huge ARC break, worse than missing a somethingness. A nothingness is closer to a thetan than somethingness.
If you miss an instant reaction, you hang the pc with a missed withhold and the results can be catastrophic.
If you fumble and have to ask two or three times, the read damps out, the meter can become inoperative on that pc for the session.
If you miss on one rudiment, the next, even if really hot, can seem to be null by reason of ARC break.
A meter goes null on a gradient scale of misses by the auditor. The more misses, the less the meter reads.
Meter perfection means only accurate reading of the needle on instant reads. It is easily attained.
An auditor should never miss on a needle reaction. To do so is the basis of all unsuccessful sessions. Whatever else was wrong with the session, it began with bad meter reading.
Other auditing actions are important and must be done well. But they can all be overthrown by one mistake in metering.
1. Never clean a clean needle.
2. Never miss a read.
Unless metering perfection is attained by an auditor, he or she will continue to have trouble with preclears.
The source of all upset is the missed withhold.
The most fruitful source of missed withholds is poor metering.
The worst TR 4 is failure to see that there is nothing there or failing to find the something that is there on an E-Meter.
This is important: Field auditors, Academies and HGCs are all being deprived of the full benefit of processing results by the one read missed out of the 200 that were not ‘missed. It is that critical!
A good pro, by actual inspection, is at this moment missing about eight or nine reads per session, calling one that is clean a read and failing to note a read that read.
This is the 5 to 1 ratio noted between HOC auditing and my auditing. They miss a few. I don’t. If I don’t miss meter reads, and don’t have ARC breaky pcs, why should you? With modern session pattern and processes well learned, all you have to acquire is the ability to never miss on reading a needle. If I can do it, you can.
L. RON HUBBARD
Hubbard, L. R. (1962, 14 July). Auditing Allowed. The Organization Executive Course Technical Division (Vol. 4, pp. 313-314). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.