What of WHAT You Know?

hopeful attitude toward his ability to change his mind.

Others use the sessions as a way of saying, "I am doing all that Ron has told me to do, and if I still look aberrated as h-11 to you, that is just because you are not attending the 16th clinical course!" These are the perennial students of Scientology who change their hats and their vocabularies with every meeting but seldom seem to change any of their problems.

The science of knowing how to know produces good works in the world where it is well applied to real or actual problems. A certain amount of courage and looking is required to isolate these problems so that Scientology may be applied to them. L. Ron Hubbard apparently has a plan for de-aberrating the world, en masse, by the application of group drills. But the diabolical ability of homo sapiens to guard that structure of insanity called the normal mind seems to promise a difficult future for the plan. Ron constantly encourages his students to think that next week or next month the dream technique will arrive by which all this can be done. Indeed, he introduces each new thing as this dream technique, only to relegate it shortly to the classification: "Better than anything previous, but still not the ultimate".

We hope that Ron will develop the This-Is-It technique, but we are not counting on it. The present methods, sensibly applied, are what we count on. Each will solve a problem when it is applied to a problem, and it will solve nothing when it is applied to nothing.

"Knowing how to know -- what?" is a good question.

It may indicate that the sun is setting for a society in which so many small people can cast such long shadows. -- From an old saying.

Mathematical formula for Scientologists: 0-0-1000x0 (know, know, a thousand times know).

a la Walsh

"I met the most interesting guy last night -- some bank executive, I think -- who said he'd like to audit my second dynamic."

"Get wise to yourself, kid. That was a Scientologist, and half of them are out of their heads."


(Oh! So You're Looking, Hunh?)

people who have been resisting change. Scientologists as a whole should have showed better results than they did.

Frank added that the classifications, "theta clear" or "Black V", have no meaning in ESP work; instead, a classification as to whether a person is resisting or accepting, compulsively or inhibitedly, would be useful.

A total of 44 persons made the test -- running through 10 cards and naming each card. Two so-called "Blackest V's" made scores of 4.0.

Several refused to take the test, branding it as an "invalidation machine", Frank said. Some approached the machine with anger, others giggling.

"In the majority of cases, the machine was approached as a thing 'I must fight', or 'This is strange and it might hurt me', or 'I have secrets this machine will tell'," Frank said. "In only a few cases was the run made with the feeling of 'I don't care what happens'. In recollection, I would say that these were the people who made the highest score."