There are several grades of Release below Zero, in the minus scale of the original complete Gradation Chart.
Many of the minus scale can be attained by simple assessment. (And ceasing to assess the moment the release occurs is vital — don’t keep on assessing as the same session auditing action.)
There are three specific grades of Release below Zero and above the lower minus scale. These are, from lowest:
Old ARC Straight Wire is not at Grade Zero or Grade III but way down below the Dianetic Releases. The original purpose still holds — to make a person able to run secondaries and engrams. (Our Tech is still valid, you know, despite the 1950 origin of ARC Straight Wire.)
ARC Straight Wire was fantastically effective in moving a person from “neurotic” to “normal”.
But in running ARC Straight Wire one must use a meter and cease to audit the pc the moment the needle goes free. Don’t keep making the blunder of the ‘50s and early ‘60s.
The pc released by ARC Straight Wire can now have secondaries run. When a needle goes free on a secondary, one again must cease to audit secondaries.
The Dianetic Secondary Release can be run on engrams. When the needle goes free while running engrams, one ceases to audit the pc at once.
Declares for these lower release grades can be confirmed by Qual and even declared by Certs and Awards by a small note from the Director of Certs and Awards.
Thus you can possibly get a Release on the minus scale by assessment of the minus scale, a higher Release by running ARC Straight Wire, an even higher one by running Dianetic Secondaries, and yet a higher one by running Dianetic Engrams. And then, by good TRs and standard tech as usual, get a Grade 0.
As many people go Grade 0 Release easily, these lower bands get overlooked. But those who don’t go Grade 0 Release easily (unless it is overrun as the reason for “no Release”) they can be begun by a Minus Scale assessment, then ARC Straight Wire, etc, back up to Zero for another try there.
All pcs could be started on the minus scale with no harm.
Remember, there are several overruns that can require repair. These are:
Some cases hang and won’t go Release at Grade 0 unless the above are rehabbed or (if never run) actually audited on the pc.
ARC Breaks can cause a failure to go Release on Grade Zero or any other level and can prevent rehabs. And poor TRs can block the lot.