HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF 23 NOVEMBER 19671
It is very interesting that those groups who attack Scientology are consistently erring. The Melbourne Enquiry also erred in the same way.
The PRACTICE of Scientology is today a very routine action. It consists of drills which:
1. Better one’s ability to communicate,
2. Gives one the intelligence to handle his problems,
3. Makes one able to be a social being without committing antisocial acts,
4. Brings one to abandon explanations of his failures and to get on with being successful,
5. Handles all one’s reactiveness and,
6. Clears one.
These drills are quite unfrightening. If psychology had them it would use them and be a great success.
On the other hand, the BOOKS and PAPERS of Scientology are a record of research and are writings. They represent a very broad survey of the whole field of human knowledge and the mind and contain ANYTHING THAT WAS FOUND.
The effort is to make these private papers and books seem to be the practice and so make the practice look bizarre which it is not.
Medicine is always noting odd phenomena it finds but never uses in practice.
So do many subjects.
Attack on the practice of Scientology by identifying it with all its research notes is a completely aberrated action.
The books and notes must be available to students. The bulletins which are today used as practice are quite different from the books and notes. For example, a newspaper group bought research notes stolen from my home the spring of 1966. These notes look quite bizarre. But they were not for public issue and are not used in practice. The newspaper group now publishes these notes out of context and implies this is the PRACTICE of Scientology.
The Enquiry in Melbourne used only research notes and never let any practice into evidence and so could make a bizarre picture, particularly as they also condoned perjury in hostile witnesses and would not let friendly witnesses or myself testify.
So the trick used by attackers is to imply that the odd bits found are employed in practice and are the practice.
I am being condemned then for writing up notes and freedom of speech is being challenged.
A survey of current practice of Scientology would show a very sensible and even ordinary looking picture which attains gains for man he has hoped for but has not hitherto achieved. (1) to (5) above comprise the total practice of Scientology and what its students are taught to do.
L. RON HUBBARD