I’ve mentioned several times that training in Scientology had become a fine art and that it was in reality an evolved science in itself.
How does one go about training someone to really be a Scientologist? Unfortunately it has taken seven years to work this out. If we’d been able to do this originally, what a different picture it would have made !
Some auditors were “naturals.” Well, we’d better take into account that not everybody was. So the task has been — ”How do you make a natural?”
Everyone who came for training had the willingness to help. All our training people had the willingness to train. But with the how-to unsolved, it was sometimes pretty grim. Seeing this I worked almost as hard on how-to-train as how-to-clear.
Well, the upshot of all this is a series of skills necessary to being an auditor that aren’t processing but living skills. That’s pretty much of an achievement because it changes for the superior better the whole family! If we can handle people, we can have groups and a successful Scientology life. Along with teaching auditors to audit we came to teach, as a parallel bonus, auditors to handle people.
Well, it’s been a good struggle and a lot of us, me included, bear some scars but we won, Mom.
I’m pretty proud of the Academy course now. We do our best to make people able to do their best.
It’s not really a school now. It’s 576 hours of personal coaching plus 25 hours of good processing. We don’t do much student co-auditing now except when a student can audit.
Gosh, the old-time horrors of student co-auditing! How drastic can life get!
All I want to tell you is that we’ve sewed it up on training and to give you a glance over the HCA Course schedule. It’s pretty darned good because it’s no longer a dream. It’s real as real itself. Even our quarters are air-conditioned and well decorated — good quarters themselves are news.
Here’s the goals I wrote and had framed for the Communication Course room here on the third floor, front of 1812 19th Street, N.W. It’s in green on cream to match the trees outside the balcony and the room walls.
“A Scientologist is one who controls persons, environments and situations.
“Scientology is used on Life and its forms and products. The chief uses of Scientology are in the fields of Education, Organization, Mental Disability, Social Order and Religion. Scientology is the first to give scientific meaning to these.
“A Scientologist is considered a professional if he uses Scientology in any of these fields and has been thoroughly trained in Scientology. Scientology means Knowing in the fullest sense of the word. A Scientologist operates within the boundaries of the Auditor’s Code and the Code of a Scientologist.
“A Scientologist is a first cousin to the Buddhist, a distant relative to the Taoist, a feudal enemy to the enslaving priest and a bitter foe of the German, Viennese and Russian defamers of Man.
“The religion of the Scientologist is freedom for all things spiritual on all dynamics which means adequate discipline and Knowledge to keep that freedom guaranteed.
“We are the people who are ending the cycle of homo sapiens and starting the cycle of a good earth.
“There are no barriers on our path except those we make ourselves. Our ability belongs to all worlds everywhere.”
This is the curriculum in full for the HCA Course. If some of it looks strange, wait until next Ability when I’m sending you the Advanced Course schedule. It includes all the processes old-timers learned long ago. We weren’t far enough South. Having gotten South, we leave all the old stuff North as Graduate material.
So here’s the HCA Course, 8 weeks long exactly, specific material and skills to specific examination. Most of it is audited from Tone 40. The auditing skills take the student to that auditing position. I can’t detail those here.
Thought you’d be interested.
COURSE TEXT: Scientology. Fundamentals of Thought
READING MATERIALS: (Brief Synopsis of each required at Examination Time)
The number of class hours is about 576. The amount of processing included is 25 hours.
The cost of the course is $750 financed, $500 cash.
The course is supervised by myself.
Enrollment is every Monday. People enrolling between now and August 1st enter the Congress in July 1957 without charge.
The Academy Registrar should be contacted at 1812 19th Street, N.W., Washington 9, D.C., for enrollment.
Living costs about $65.00 a month, room and board for the two months of training.
We are also teaching a night HCA in Washington which goes three times a week between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. In view of the fact that it is very easy to get jobs in the Government it is possible for a student to come to Washington, enroll in the night HCA and get a job in the Government to support himself and his training. The length of the night HCA varies but is from 6 to 8 months. Instruction in the night HCA is fully as good as day HCA. Cost of the night HCA is the same as day HCA.
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