Books in Review

THE CREATION OF HUMAN ABILITY, by L, Ron Hubbard— This is the British edition of a "Handbook for Auditors" that was promised to U. S„ Scientologists immediately after the June, 1954, Congress Although not leather'covered, the book is of a size that permits of easy use, and the auditor will find it an excellent replacement for the probable sheaf of notes he has gathered on various techniques and processes over the last two years.

Several of the chapters, such as "This Is Scientology", are lifted from issues of the defunct Journal, but these are so important that they are worthy of frequent review—whether for self-help or in the processing of others. "The Factors" and SOP 8 and SOP 8-C are given in detail, together with the intervening Appendices.

Use of this Handbook, together with the Group Auditor's Handbooks, is believed all that is necessary for the auditor to use in his processing of preclears. This makes it one of the most valuable books yet issued by the H.A.S.I.

SIX POEMS by Edward Fuller, Balcombe, Sussex, England. These poems, taking up 16 pages, cover in a few short lines of blank verse almost the complete concept of Scientology, lacking only the elaboration and the techniques.

But were one to understand fully all that is contained in these six brief poems, he would need no elaboration or techniques, but could formulate his own.—if he needed them.

The booklet, nicely printed and in limp cover, sells for $1.50 when ordered direct from the author. THE DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL MEMORY. Published by the "Staff" of Human Engineering , Inc., Fairhope, Ala. Although the pronoun "I" is used quite often, there is no single author named.

This 24-page, mimeo-raphed booklet tells how he "author" began his researches into memory—and all mental phenomena, for that matter—merely because he was concerned over forgetting a loaf of bread when sent to the store at the age of five.

The "author" points out that the worst thing you can do to develop your memory powers is to be concerned over the development of your memory powers. He then offers several exercises designed to increase objectivity—and a better tapping of the ability to remember should follow naturally .

The book is one of several titles being offered at $2 each.

ELECTROPSYCHOMETRY— Fourth Edition— by Voiney G. Mathison. This edition, in two volumes, reflects the growth since 1950 of therapy with the use of an E-Meter. For the first time, Mr. Mathison outlines in detail his "Creative Image Therapy", and says man not only can be helped through images he creates, but that man himself is the sum and total of these images. This discovery, he says, is the answer to why doctors are so baffled by so-called faith cures when their own learned processes fail in spite of everything they can do.

How to use the Electropsychometer is described in detail. In addition, there are several techniques and word lists the therapist can use—complete with examples of how they were used on patients, and with what results. The book is a bit sexy and pornographic in spots, and the reader easily gets the impression Voiney .has much more sympathy for the poor, deflowered woman "in the case" than the oftentimes "despicable" male. The two volumes sell for $3.75.

ABILITY MAJOR I—While not a "book" in the strictest sense of the word, this first issue of the H.A.S.I. publication Sr. is one that should be ON the library table of every Scientologist. In its 20 printed pages are outlined the aims of the organization and the levels of communication between Scientologists, the H.A.S.I., and the public. Even the C.E.C.S. is described as having a reason for existence.

L.Ron Hubbard, author of the article which fills the magazine—entitled, "A Manual on the Dissemination of Material"—points out why the 1954 Code of Scientology was adopted, and why it is necessary that all sections of this Code be followed strictly if we are to be saved from ex-criminals, the public press, and atom bombs.

Primarily, the Scientologist learns who to sue, when to sue, and how much to sue for.