In 1951, L. Ron Hubbard wrote six books outlining his discoveries in the field of the human mind and giving practical technology to improve human existence. In addition to the printed word, he delivered more than 100 lectures on the subject of Dianetics.

After completing the book Science of Survival in Havana, Cuba, he opened the first Hubbard College in Wichita, Kansas. It was dedicated to delivering lectures and conducting courses.

In the fall of 1951, having discovered that man is most fundamentally a spiritual being, he began a new line of research to determine what could be done to help an individual regain natural abilities. These discoveries formed the basis of Scientology.



Theta-Mest Theory (Science of Survival) Lectures: May - June 1951

Underlying the development of the Tone Scale and Chart of Human Evaluation was a monumental breakthrough: The Theta-MEST Theory, containing the explanation of the interaction between Life—theta —with the physical universe of Matter, Energy, Space and Time— MEST. In these lectures, delivered to students immediately following publication of the book, L. Ron Hubbard gave the most expansive description of all that lies behind the Chart of Human Evaluation and its application in life itself. Moreover, here also is the explanation of how the ratio of theta and en(turbulated)-thetadetermines one’s position on the Tone Scale and the means to ascend to higher states.

Special Course in Human Evaluation Lectures: August 1951

In the last chapter of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, L. Ron Hubbard spoke of the broad application of Dianetics to the Third Dynamic, with the ultimate aim of a world without war, where Mankind could aspire to higher goals.

By the fall of 1950, and with hundreds of Dianetics groups and organizations expanding into a very aberrated planet, the need for such technology was acute. Thus began Mr. Hubbard’s codification of the fundamental laws of Group Dianetics. As he explained at the time:

“Dianetics has kept on advancing, not only in the line of individual processing, but all the other dynamics. You should realize that each dynamic is a full subject. And two or three months ago I woke up to the fact that we have not thoroughly examined yet the Third Dynamic. A whole science lay in the Third Dynamic—a whole science.”

Thereafter, research into both the First and Third Dynamics progressed in tandem, with each study illuminating the other. The discovery that Life Energy existed as separate and distinct from the physical universe further illuminated the true nature of a group as a life entity in itself—quite distinct from MEST. Moreover, just as with an individual, a group was attempting to conquer the physical universe, and with each failure came consequent enturbulation and drop in tone.

These findings were summarized in a series of watershed essays detailing how to create and maintain a high-toned group. Included among these: “An Essay on Authoritarianism.” and “An Essay on Management.”

But given group survival is dependent on both group and individual tone level, L. Ron Hubbard provided something more. It followed from the fact that just as an auditor must be able to evaluate the case state of a preclear, a group must be able to evaluate the state of its members and so predict future behavior.

Thus in early 1951, at his home in Palm Springs, California, Mr. Hubbard began mapping out the complete manifestations of human emotion, character and reaction at every level of survival. This work culminated in the landmark Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation and its comprehensive text, Science of Survival.

With this technology at hand, he next scheduled a Special Course in Human Evaluation, to be held at the newly formed Dianetics Foundation in Wichita. In addition to Foundation students, and in evidence of the sweeping demand for this technology, many Wichita civic leaders and industrialists were also present.

Whereupon, commencing on 13 August 1951, Mr. Hubbard revealed all he had discovered encompassing human behavior on both the First and Third Dynamics: the nature of life force and its role in the physical universe, the interaction of the Eight Dynamics, the vital importance of group ARC and the application of the Tone Scale and the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation across every dynamic.

Foundation Auditors Congress: October 1951

Second Annual Conference of Hubbard Dianetic Auditors (Life Continuum Lectures) - Wichita: December 1951

Besieged with requests for lectures on his latest breakthroughs, L. Ron Hubbard replied with everything they wanted and more at the Second Annual Conference of Dianetic Auditors. Describing the technology that lies behind the self-processing steps of the Handbook—here is the how and why of it all: the discovery of Life Continuum—the mechanism by which an individual is compelled to carry on the life of another deceased or departed individual, generating in his own body the infirmities and mannerisms of the departed. Combined with auditor instruction on use of the Chart of Attitudes in determining how to enter every case at the proper gradient, here, too, are directions for dissemination of the Handbook and hence, the means to begin wide-scale clearing.

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