The "New" thing to do is the Grade Chart. Everything you are doing should contribute to getting the pc up the Bridge. This is the Bridge.
There is a new Grade Chart being prepared which has some changes in it, based on recent discoveries. It is urgent that you know of these in advance.
The effects of an omitted or incomplete Drug RD are severe enough to deny a person any lasting case gain.
This is covered in HCOB 31 May 74 "Unhandled Drugs and Ethics. " Some orgs have taken this HCOB so literally however, that they have taken pcs off Adv Cses Grades, refused to do assists on ill pcs and some showed pcs the HCOB and invaled their gains.
This was not the intention of the HCOB. The C/S Series remain valid.
The Drug RD belongs on the Grade Chart after Life Repair. A Drug RD cannot be done over out ruds and a Life Repair may be necessary to get in a pc's ruds.
Life Repair is not a prerequisite for the Drug RD, however, and if done is not to be dragged out intensive after intensive. In some cases a pc could not complete Life Repair without a Drug RD.
Following the Drug RD is ARC S/W, then the rest of Dianetics to completion.
Expanded Grades are not a prerequisite for Power. They may come anywhere on a pc's program as given in HCOB 5 April 77 "Expanded Grades" including after OT III. Quad Grades are a prerequisite for Power.
Ex Dn by the way belongs ideally after Grade IV Expanded, but can be done after Dn, after Power but before Solo, and after OT III or any single OT Level above OT III.
Some pcs R/S and have evil purposes to do others in. But no Grade 0 or Grade I or Grade II. What others? Martians?
"Got to secretly do everybody in" probably applies to Apeville some long date ago and he's never come up to PT.
The best answer is to bring the pc up the Grade Chart to Grade IV then do his Ex Dn unless the pc would need XDN to make it at all. (See HCOB 15 Apr 72 "Expanded Dianetics Series 1R" and HCOB 29 Nov 70 "C/S Series 22. ")
The prerequisites for Ex Dn are covered on HCOB 23 April 74R "Ex Dn Series 22R, Expanded Dianetics Requisites. "
Some orgs specialize in Grade II, especially on org staff. The pc is always getting Confessionals or his O/Ws pulled on so and so.
If you look on the Grade Chart you will find withholds and overts are Grade Two.
Below Grade Two lies Grade I (Problems) and Grade Zero (Communications). And below that is Dianetics and at the bottom end of Dianetics is the drug handling.
Now how do you expect a fellow who has unhandled drugs (or omitted drug items because of "no interest") to even know (no Grade 0) that other people are around or that (Grade I) he is caved in with problems he's never cognited on?
And he's supposed to have enough responsibility to answer up on Grade II? With real overts and withholds?
This does not mean you must never Sec Check. It does mean that Sec Checks are no substitute for auditing or guarantee of innocence.
Grades are grades and the Grade Chart sequence is correct.
Set-ups for Solo are fully covered on HCOB 8 Jan 72RC, Solo C/S Series 11RC.
This will be included as part of Solo on the Grade Chart as it is a vital step.
Pcs won't make it on Solo if they aren't set up.
Here's the full list of grades showing where the various RDs now offered fit.
Group Processing — not mandatory or a prerequisite.
Life Repair – as needed but not prerequisite for Drug RD. To get ruds in on life.
Drug RD, means:
ARC S/W Quad.
Quad Grade 0 — as issued.
Quad Grade I — as issued.
Quad Grade II — as issued.
Quad Grade III – as issued.
Quad Grade IV — as issued.
Ex Dn — not mandatory except where pc is a low OCA, an R/Ser (2%), chronically ill or psycho. Means:
Expanded Grades — Ideally can go after Ex Dn and before Power, but is not a prerequisite for Power (Quad Grades are a prerequisite). Can come after Drug RD, Full Dn RD, Quad Grades, Ex Dn, Power (but before Solo), after OT III or any single OT level on up.
Power Processing – Grade IV Quad and Drug RD required and as per the Power Checklist.
Solo Grade VI, means:
OT VII Processes
OT III Expanded
FULL OT VII Verification
OT VIII — when issued.
OT IX on up.
The C/S Series, especially the early HCOBs, numbers 1-13RA, fully cover the use of the Grade Chart in programming.
The Grade Chart is the Basic Programme of a PC.
This datum has been neglected in some orgs, who have specialized in the new RDs developed since '71.
With refinement of repair and corrective actions and the release of new RDs, some may have forgotten that repair is only done to get off the overwhelm so that you can put the pc back on the Grade Chart.
I thought I'd better fill you in on these changes and how the new Grade Chart lines up. Make full use of this Chart with C/S Series programming tech in and your pcs will fly. Here's to lots of case gain and rave success stories.