The foremost failure of Dianetics on cases, by actual inspection, is a failure to do Dianetics.
It may sound peculiar or too obvious to say that. But this fact has to be stressed since it was found to be the leading reason for non-recovery.
Even this has its degrees of error.
1st is just NO auditing. A case wasn't audited at all. No session, no auditor, no auditing. Complaint, "I'm a Scientologist I still have awful headaches." Sounds real incriminating. The FACT is in this question "Did anybody run the engram?" "No, just grades."
Dianetics wasn't used at all.
The next degree is starting in on a lock, secondary, engram or chain of them and not completing it to erasure. Running the pc through one engram once with no good Indicators or erasure and then calling it a session is really no auditing. Next session you must complete the action started.
The next degree is to get rid of one chronic somatic or sensation and then fail to carry on when the pc has others too.
The most recent discovery I made was that an illness has several sources expressed each one as a different sensation, ache, pain or emotion. EVERY ONE OF THESE IS OUT OF A MENTAL IMAGE PICTURE OR THE SERIES OF THEM CALLED A CHAIN.
The degree of omission in applying Dianetics is that one did not take up each separately stated or assessed symptom and erase its source — that particular mental image picture.
The vast majority of Dianetic cases I have case supervised now have this in common — NO AUDITING in one or more instances outlined above.
Really it's kind of "corny" as an error. It is so "corny" that people try to make more of it than simply the patient or engram didn't get audited.
"She still has her headaches."
"Did you find and audit the mental image picture of the experiences which had head injury in it?"
"Well did you give her a session?"
"What did you run?"
"I did Power on her."
"Then you didn't give her a Dianetic session."
"Oh, no. Dianetics is old, we don't do that anymore. She still has her headaches……"