In February of 1967, L. Ron Hubbard returned to the Canary Islands to continue his advanced research of an individual's spiritual nature.
On the 18th of March, he flew to Rhodesia, where he investigated the ability of a single individual to single-handedly assist a small country in overcoming its problems. It was there that he discovered OTs work better in numbers and that a solitary OT can be thwarted without the support of other like-minded beings.
In July, he returned to England and delivered the final lectures of the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course.
He released the first advanced levels of Scientology auditing, which took one beyond the State of Clear originally postulated in Dianetics.
On the 1st of September in 1966, L. Ron Hubbard resigned from all directorships and management of Scientology churches.
He subsequently accepted his third Explorers Club flag for the Hubbard Geological Survey Expedition, which found and examined ancient Mediterranean civilizations, amplifying one's knowledge of history. From the results of these expeditions came the book, Mission into Time.
In December, L. Ron Hubbard purchased a small sailboat, The Enchanter, which was later renamed Diana.
The Saint Hill Special Briefing Course - Year 6
The Saint Hill Special Briefing Course is the largest single course in Scientology. It consists of a comprehensive and chronological study of the entire development of Dianetics and Scientology and contains the largest, broadest body of information on the subject of human behavior, the mind and life that has ever been available.
The course is named after Saint Hill Manor in England, Mr. Hubbard’s residence during much of the 1960s, and where he taught the course from March 1961 to December 1966. This covers an intense period of his research, leading to many important discoveries. Auditors came from all over the world to Saint Hill and were present when Mr. Hubbard developed the Bridge to Total Freedom and many of the procedures that today form a large part of any preclear’s auditing. The course was hugely popular and auditors who returned to their areas from Saint Hill were regarded with enormous respect.