Documented Changes to the Scientology Philosophy
"Scientology is a workable system. In fifty thousand years of history on this planet alone, Man never evolved a workable system. It is doubtful if, in foreseeable history, he will ever evolve another.
Man is caught in a huge and complex labyrinth. To get out of it requires that he
follow the closely taped path of Scientology.
Scientology will take him out of the labyrinth. But only if he follows the exact
markings in the tunnels.
It has taken me a third of a century in this lifetime to tape this route out.
It has been proven that efforts by Man to find different routes came to nothing. It
is also a clear fact that the route called Scientology does lead out of the labyrinth.
Therefore it is a workable system, a route that can be travelled."
SAFEGUARDING TECHNOLOGY - L. Ron Hubbard
It is one of the basic principles of scientology that one adheres exactly to the technology in study and application as one possibly can. This will ensure that one achieves the results of abilities gained and unwelcome traumas relieved.
Hubbard was quite clear about that. He, in fact, wrote a number of issues pointing out the dangers of altering the philosophy and the technology in such issues as, 'Keeping Scientology Working', Technical Degrades and Safeguarding Technology, for example.
Such issues were considered so important that they poliferate many of his writings and form the introduction to most, if not all, of the courses he issued.
The Church of Scientology(tm), on it's website, scripturalscientology.org even states quite clearly:
The Scripture of the Scientology religion consists of the writings and recorded spoken words of L. Ron Hubbard on the subjects of Dianetics and Scientology. This Scripture includes more than half a million written pages, over 3,000 tape-recorded lectures and some 100 films.
This Scientology Scripture is the sole source of all doctrine regarding the religion of Scientology and it is an inherent principle of the religion that only by exactly following the path it outlines can mankind achieve spiritual salvation. This concept of orthodoxy in religious practice is fundamental to Scientology. Thus, any attempt to alter or misrepresent the Scientology Scripture is regarded as a most severe breach of ecclesiastical ethics.
To ensure the purity and orthodoxy of the Scripture, the copyrights on all of its published works, which are owned exclusively by the Church of Spritual Technology and leased to the Church of Scientology for the benefit of the religion, have been registered in all relevant countries. These registrations ensure that the Scientology Scripture cannot be altered, perverted or taken out of context for improper or harmful ends.
However, despite this, since the demise of L. Ron Hubbard, there has been extensive changes to the philosophy he researched and the technology he developed out of that philosophy. This includes tape lectures and books with omitted information. Changes to basic tenents and altered information. Even addition information not issued by Hubbard. This serverely brings into question the ecclesiastical ethics of the current custodians.
The number of changes, of one sort or another, is actually quite alarming and demonstrates, at the very least, a compulsive alterist (Someone who cannot help themself and must change things all the time), someone with many misunderstandings concerning the technology or, worst, a deliberate attempt to pervert the philosophy which Hubbard strived throughout his lfe to develop.
Some of the many changes are listed below and there are some further sites for study and research at the end of this page.
The current copyrights are owned by CST (Church of Spritual Technology). A private company. (see registration details ) which owns the RTC (Religious Technology Centre) to whom it licences the copyrights. The RTC then give the C of S permission to use the copyrights.
The CST is the recipient of all the royalties from all the published works.
Many of the alterations are minor, but there are many many very important alterations for which the C of S can have no real justification.
For example the Second Dynamic is quite clearly defined in all the books and references.
The Scientology Technical Dictionaries definition for example, is:
"The urge towards existance as a sexual or bisexual actitity. This dynamic actually has two divisions. second dynamic (a) is the sexual act itself and the second dynamic (b) is the family unit, including the rearing of children. This can be called the sex dynamic."
However, at learn.scientology.org
This has now been changed to:
The second dynamic is CREATIVITY. Creativity is making things for the future and the second dynamic includes any creativity. The second dynamic contains the family unit and the rearing of children as well as anything that can be categorized as a family activity. It also incidentally (emphasis added) includes sex as a mechanism to compel future survival.'
A radical change and L Ron Hubbard did not write that!
This makes a mockery of the Church's statement on their scripturalscientology web site.
Here are some other changes as found by Von: Barry [deleted] His website is also listed below:
The logics and axioms are the mainstay, the foundation you might say, on which the philosophy of scientology is based.
Alteration of Logic 4 as found in the LRH book Advanced Procedures and Axioms -
Logic 4 - A datum is a facsimile of states of being, states of not being, actions or inactions, conclusions, or suppositions in the physical or any other universe.
This is also in the PDC lecture dated 1952.
The New version reads:
Logic 4 - A datum is a symbol of matter, energy, space or time, or any combination thereof, in any universe, or the matter, energy, space or time itself, or any combination thereof, in any universe.
Original scientology Axiom 3 found on page 148 in the LRH book Phoenix Lectures -
Space, Energy, Objects, Form and Time are the result of considerations made and/or agreed upon or not by the static, and are perceived solely because the static considers that it can perceive them.
Alteration of Axiom 3 on page 73 in the 1988 new CSI Book Scientology 0-8 -
Space, Energy, Objects, Form and Time are the result of considerations made and/or agreed upon by the static, and are perceived solely because the static considers that it can perceive them.
LRH original PDC tape 20 -
Here is excerpt from older un-edited version of PDC,
(copyright L.RON HUBBARD)
"Therefore, we really do have the remedy before the assault weapon is produced. Did you ever read poor old George Orwell's 1984? Yes,yes, that's wonderful. That would be--------could be the palest imagined shadow of what a world would be like under the rule of the secret use of Scientology with no remedy in existence."
Altered version of PDC tape 20:
"Therefore, we really do have the remedy before the assault weapon is produced."
The rest of the segment as it appears above was SEAMLESSLY deleted.
"It's a very simple remedy.And that's-just make sure that the remedy is passed along. That's all. Don't horde it, don't hold it; and if you ever do use any Black Dianetics, use it on the guy who pulled Scientology out of sight and made it so it wasn't available. Because he's the boy who would be electing himself "The New Order." And we don't need any more new orders. All those orders, as far as I am concerned, have been filled."
New "improved" version
"It's a very simple remedy. And that's-just make sure that the remedy is passed along. That's all. Don't hoard it and don't hold it."
Alteration of HCOB 1 July 1985 CS Series 73 RA:
Here is the end of the 12 page LRH original HCOB C/S Series 73RA-
Due to the tremendous number of technical advances which have been made in the past decade, and the nature of these advances, maintaining the No-Interference Area rules to ensure that pcs move rapidly up the Bridge becomes the responsibility of every org, every mission, every unit and every individual Scientologist on this planet.
It is not only a responsibility.
It is a trust.
New altered version HCOB 2 August 1990 CS Series 73RB -
DELETED - the above ending is DELETED - along with 7 other pages of the original.
Tech degrade -
The LRH book Dianetics Today is no longer being printed and sold.
Alteration of the Auditors Code:
Here is the LRH issue of HCOPL 14 October 1968R The Auditor’s Code
I promise to cooperate fully with the legal organizations of Dianetics and Scientology as developed by L. Ron Hubbard in safeguarding the ethical use and practice of the subject according to the basics of Standard Tech.
The 1988 L. Ron Hubbard Library altered version in Scientology 0-8
I promise to cooperate fully with the authorized organizations of Dianetics and Scientology in safeguarding the ethical use and practice of those subjects.
Alteration of the LRH Book New Slant On Life:
Here is the LRH original book -
The politician, the reporter, the psychiatrist with his electric shock machine, the drug manufacturer, ...
Here is the CSI (CSI is the off policy group that now runs Scientology version
The politician, the reporter, the medico, the drug manufacturer, ...
Note: There are 87 times where they alter LRH’s words in the CSI altered version.
Alteration of LRH book Introduction to Scientology Ethics:
1985 LRH version -
No person under sentence or awaiting a Committee of Evidence may petition the Office of LRH.
1998 L. Ron Hubbard Library new version (page 369) -
Changed to: No person under sentence or awaiting a Committee of Evidence may validly petition.
The alterations to this book are many and not limited to the above example. This includes new definitions in the Glossary which do not match Tech Dictionary definitions, such as the word Tone Scale.
Here is an original LRH PL 10 September 1982 -
This is called rip off. It is the exchange condition of robbers, tax men, governments and other criminal elements.
Here is the CSI new Life Improvement Course "Dynamics of Money" page 45 -
This is called rip off. It is the exchange condition of robbers, most tax men, many governments and criminal elements.
(this one is interesting in view of the special deal between RTC and the IRS. In this David Miscavige is named "tax compliance officer.")
Alteration of the LRH book History of Man:
Comparison of the 1980 version to the 1988 new version -
In the book are several points where the words "Scientology 8-8008" were changed to "Technique 80" or to "Technique 88" (page 11, 23, 87 of the 1988 issue)
The last 2 Pages about Scn 8-8008 are totally missing!
On page 130 is written:
"TECHNIQUE 88 is an E-meter technique. It can be run without an E-meter but this permits all manner of dodging and evading. And there are usually six or ten entirely different banks in any preclear beside his own lots of places to dodge into."
But the next sentence is missing: But SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 solves all this for you.
Alteration of LRH tape lecture Study - Evaluation of Information:
1982 LRH version -
"But of course, all GPMs are composed of words. They're actually not composed of English words; they're composed of significances which are connected to masses. These masses are very capable of pushing somebody's head off.
GPM words are the lions, the high voltage, the various other professional danger points with which you live in Scientology - the words, the words of the GPMs, and that sort of thing.
And when you start fooling around with GPMs, you know very well you can knock your head off; you know very well that this is not something to lightly fool with; you know very well what they can do to somebody. You see somebody around on crutches gimping around, he's got arthritus - arthitus, exclamation point, you see, and so on. What's the matter with him? Well, he's just all wound up in a GPM someplace; that's really all that is wrong with him. Even if it's an engram, why, it's held in place with a GPM."
1987 new version -
Deleted - all the above has been deleted.
Note - The deletions and alterations to this tape are not limited to the above example.
Alteration of LRH SHSBC tape of 22 Jun 1961 Running CCHs:
Alteration of LRH SHSBC tape of 20 Feb 1962 What Is A Withhold:
over 1000 words deleted from each tape.
Excerpts from 1965 edition of Scientology: A New Slant on Life.
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Excerpts from 1997 edition of Scientology: A New Slant on Life
Author: Church of Scientology International, Employer for hire
Actually a little child derives all of his "how" of life from the grace he puts upon life.
Actually, a little child derives all of his pleasure in life from the grace he puts upon life.
They're looking for something, but the odd part of it is, the only time they ever find something is when they put it there first. Now, this doesn't sound very plausible, but it's quite true.
They're looking for something, but the odd part of it is, the only time they ever find something is when they put it there first. Now, this doesn't seem very creditable, but it's quite true.
And here you have somebody who is happy, who is cheerful, who is strong, who finds that most things are pleasurable; and what do we discover in this person? We find out that he is making life, and here is actually a single difference: are you making life or is life making you?
And here you have somebody who is happy, who is cheerful, who is strong, who finds that there is something worth doing in life, and what do we discover in this person? We find out that he is making life, and there is actually a single difference: Are you making life, or is life making you?
Of course, you will have difficulty if this child of yours has already been trained, controlled, ordered about, denied his own possessions. In mid-flight, you change your tactics. You try to give him his freedom. He's so suspicious of you he will have a terrible time trying to adjust. The transition period will be difficult. But, at the end of it, you'll have a well ordered, sociable child, thoughtful of you and, very important to you, a child who loves you.
Of course, you will have difficulty if this child of yours has already been trained, controlled, ordered about, denied his own possessions. In mid-flight, you change your tactics. You try to give him his freedom. He's so suspicious of you, he will have a terrible time trying to adjust. The transition period will be terrible. But at the end of it, you'll have a well-ordered, well-trained, social child, thoughtful of you and, very important to you, a child who loves you.
.....Not only are there subtle contextual changes in the book, there are eight (8) chapters that were in the original edition which have been completely expunged from the current edition. But there are 12 new chapters that were not in the original book. Could some or all of these be the "some text" that is referred to in the Library of Congress abstract?
....."New Slant on Life" is just one amongst at least 913 titles in Library of Congress records with the author listed as "Church of Scientology International, employer for hire."
The "new matter" for many of those works includes writing, editing, and compilation, strongly suggesting that they each have been changed in some way from the original works. You may be surprised at some of the titles on that list (including the venerable "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health"), so we selected a few samples from the Library of Congress records and put them here on the site.
In Creation of Human Ability by L Ron Hubbard copyrighted 1954, p 3:
"3. SPACE, ENERGY, OBJECTS, FORM, AND TIME ARE THE RESULT OF CONSIDERATIONS MADE AND/OR AGREED UPON OR NOT BY THE STATIC, AND ARE PERCEIVED SOLELY BECAUSE THE STATIC CONSIDER THAT IT CAN PERCEIVE THEM."
In L Ron Hubbard Scientology 0-8 copyrighted 1988 L Ron Hubbard Library (which is DBA for Church of Spiritual Technology) p 83:
"Axiom 3: Space, energy, objects, form and time are the result of considerations made and/or agreed upon by the static and are perceived solely because the static considers that it can perceive them."
First change is of course the switching from Capitalization, to italics.
The Axioms were capitalized to stress that they are VERY important senior data. Putting them in italics alters their imporantance.
And lastly, and most importantly, an entire full concept has been dropped out.
Ie: '.....AND/OR AGREED UPON OR NOT BY THE STATIC..." original LRH
as compared to: "and/or agreed upon by the static" RTC/CST version.
L. Ron Hubbard
HCO PL 10 September 1982,
Exchange, Org Income and Staff Pay
HERE IS THE "LIFE IMPROVEMENT COURSE" VERSION
"First consider a group which takes in money but does not deliver anything in exchange. This is called rip-off. It is the 'exchange' condition of robbers, most tax men, many governments and criminal elements."
HERE IS THE ORIGINAL LRH QUOTE
"First consider a group which takes in money but does not deliver anything in exchange. This is called rip-off.It is the 'exchange' condition of robbers, tax men, governments and other criminal elements."
from The Dynamics of Money course workbook
E. In the Hubbard College of Administration, LRH tapes are being used on at least one course which have been edited such that, e.g., where LRH said "p.c." in the original lecture, he now says the word "person."
RUNNING CCHs (Level 1 tape)
A lecture given on 22 June 1961
SHSBC-18 renumbered 20, of 22 Jun 61, Running CCHs
[rerecorded by St. Hill]
[75 min long]
[Checked against the old pre-clearsound academy cassettes, material missing from the clearsound version is marked ">"]
Perhaps somebody can clear me regarding why there are 3 missing tape lectures by Ron in the revised "L. Ron Hubbard Library" version of the Student Hat and "The Study Tapes."
The following tapes are MISSING from the original Student and "The Study Tapes"
1. EDUCATION: POINT OF AGREEMENT
3. METHODS OF EDUCATION
There use to be total of 12 Tapes in the "by L. Ron Hubbard" version but now there are only 9 Tapes in the "By L. Ron Hubbard Library" version.
It's interesting to note that the front cover of the plastic tape binder and transcript book say .... "The Study Tapes ..... By L. Ron Hubbard" (in the original with 12 tapes)
"The Study Tapes .... L. Ron Hubbard" (in the L. Ron Hubbard Library version with 9 tapes) It's missing the "by" next to LRH.
In the Petition Section of the 98 "ethics" book "Introduction to Scientology Ethics, there is a new policy of 6 May 1965 (no date or title reference is given). I found these 4 words omitted...
1) "the office of LRH."
"No person under sentence or awaiting a Committee of Evidence may validly petition THE OFFICE OF LRH." (emphasis added to the missing words in the 98 ethics book.)
"No person under sentence or awaiting a Committee of Evidence may validly petition."
But that's not what the 1985 Ethics book "by L. Ron Hubbard" says or what the green on white policy says in the Basic Staff Volume. What is says is ..
The last 1985 "by L. Ron Hubbard" version DOCUMENTED the source of the "Introduction to Scientology Ethics" data in the back which they called "bibliography." The back has a page that references all the articles. It says at the top of the page ... "BIBLIOGRAPHY
The following materials by L. Ron Hubbard were used in the compilation of this work. They are listed in the order of their occurrence:" It goes on to list the Policy references.
Where is this documentation in the 1998 version? It's not there. Neither are the exact policies referenced in the 1993 LRH Library version ... even though there is something CALLED a bibliography but it is only a reference to all the Scientology books available, but not any referencing to where the data in the book SPECIFICALLY came from.
You see it's too hard to check for accuracy of LRH data if sources are OMITTED.
3) OMITTED "Table of CONDITIONS" That says table of conditions, if you are scanning this quickly, not table of contents. There is something called a table of conditions in the old book.
1997 version of NSOL is totally MISSING the following nine chapters from the original text of NSOL (Copyright 1965, 1972) ;
1. The Reason Why 6. Accent on Ability
2. The Conditions of Existence 7. Freedom vs Entrapment
3. Myths of the Mind 8. The Human Mind
4. The Man Who Succeeds 9. Communication
5. On Death of the Consciousness
List of 87 specific Alter-Is or Outpoints by number …
(Paragraph # (P#))
1) The 1972 edition says on the title page that "This edition contains several corrections, made under the direction of author (italics mine) to the earlier version; it also adds "Myths of the Mind", replacing an extract from Science of Survival."
The 1988, 1997 new version OMMITS the very chapter "Myths of the Mind" that apparently Ron had ordered according to the 1972 edition on its title page. For some reason, the alter-ised version offers no editor explanation as to why all the previous nine chapters are now entirely missing. It's left as a total mystery.
Some other changes
1. universe is to him no longer a problem, he
2. universe is, to him rather a pawn; he
1. the science of Scientology
2. the religious philosophy of Scientology
Chapter 2 "The True Story of Scientology"
1. The politician, the reporter, the psychiatrist with his electric shock machine, the drug manufacturer, the militarist and arms manufacturer, the police and the undertaker, to name the leaders of the list, faten only upon "the dangerous environment.
2. The politician, the reporter, the medico, the drug manufacturer, the militarist and arms manufacturer, the police and the undertaker, to name the leaders of the list, faten only upon "the dangerous environment.
[Note: "the medico" in the altered version replace "the psychiatrist with his electric shock machine,
[NOTE: In the altered version, the conclusion of the answer to the problem of uncertainty is totally MISSING. What the original "by L. Ron Hubbard" version says at the tail end of this chapter is …
"Such a state can be remedied. One merely causes the individual to observe in terms of the three universes."
(This key datum above is MISSING from the new version.)]
Chapter 8, "The Conditions of Existence" MISSING
Missing Data. Again, I can't compare this chapter to the altered version because in the altered version, this great chapter on the three conditions that comprise life (BE, DO, HAVE) has mysteriously dissappeared. It's no longer in the book. Instead, "The Dynamics of Existence" is Chapter Eight of the altered version which is not even found in the "by L. Ron Hubbard" version. Perhaps it's just coincidental that the chapters SOUND simular.
Chapter 9, "Myths of the Mind"
Missing Data. Here again, I can't compare this chapter to the altered version because in the altered version, this great chapter on the curse of past pretence "knowledge" is totally gone from the new version even though it was Ron's wish and he directed to ADD this important chapter. (It mentions this in the beginning of Ron's real version.)
1. The transition period will be difficult.
2. The transition period will be terrible.
1. well-ordered, sociable child,
2. well-ordered, well-trained, [added word] social [changed word] child,
[NOTE: Please realize the differences in meanings between sociable and social. They are NOT the same.]
From a letter by a concerned Scientologist
I went through his specific list, but haven't included it in this document.
"I've documented EIGHTY-SEVEN alter-ises in NSOL."
Some of the major repetitive changes include:
1. Psychiatrists are no longer the leading Merchants of Chaos. Medicos took their place.
2. Scientology is not a science. The word science is changed to subject
3. Capitalization is removed, thus altered importance, in words such as Man, meaning mankind several other themes in changes.
It's titled "L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought" by L. Ron Hubbard LIBRARY, Copyright 1988, 1990, 1997 in comparison to LRH's original text titled "Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought" by L. Ron Hubbard, Copyright 1956, 1972, 1973.
List of Alter-Ises.
I will now go on to show EXACTLY, chapter by chapter, what has been alter-ised. # 1 shows the ORIGINAL text BY Ron himself, and #2 shows the new "L. Ron Hubbard Library" version.
1) Original "by L. Ron Hubbard" Text
2) Altered "L. Ron Hubbard Library" version which treats of (embraces) human ability. It is an extension of DIANETICS which is in itself an extension of old-time faculty-psychology of 400 years ago. "
2) "Scientology is an applied religious philosophy." "Scientology is further defined as the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life." "Any comparison between Scientology and the the subject known as Psychology is nonsense." (text ADDED in new version, It is NOT in the original FOT by Ron)
1) None of the text in #2 is in the "by LRH's" text of FOT.
2) Scientology is a route, a way, rather than a dissertation or an assertive body of knowledge. Through its drills and studies one may find the truth for oneself. It is the only think that can show you who you really are. The technology is therefore no expounded as something to believe but something to do. The end result of Scientology studies and drills is a renewed awareness of self as a spiritual and immortal being. Only those who believe, as do psychiatrists and psychologists, that man is a soulless animal or who wish for their own reasons to keep man unhappy and oppressed are in any conflict with Scientology.
1) It is employed as well by persons in business
2) Scientology is employed as well by business
[NOTE: There are dozens and dozens of words missing in brackets ( ) .. that in the original book . clarified the meaning of the word. Also, Capitalization's have been changed to italics.]
1) The world headquarters for Scientology is the Hubbard College of Scientology, Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex, England. In addition, there are major Scientology organizations on practically every continent on earth.
2) There are Scientology organizations located throughout the world. [It no longer says where world headquarters is.]
Literally HUNDREDS of places have OMMITTED capitalization where I'm sure Ron INTENDED.Outpoint, altered importance.
Chapter 4, The Eight Dynamics
Chapter 6, The Reason Why
1) There is freedom amongst barriers.
2) There is freedom among barriers.
1) This, then, is the broad picture of life, and these elements are used in its understanding, in bringing life into focus and in making it less confusing.
2) This, then, is the broad picture of life, and in bringing life into focus and making it less confusing, these elements are used in its understanding.
[alter-is is written out of sequence.]
1) father [Only once does LRH capitalize father when he uses it to emphasize in "Father's universe"]
2) Father [is capitalized EIGHT additional times. In the Websters Dictionary, the formalized capitalization of the term is only used when addressing a Christian priest. It is also only capitalized when used as another term for God. Therefore, potential confusion could result from somebody reading this newly version of FOT .especially a Christian.]
1) since the only one who is present with the preclear is the Auditor
2) since the only one who is present with the preclear is the auditor,
(It's apparent that Ron capitalized "Auditor" in respect to the most valuable beings on the planet. Certainly "Auditor" deserves capitalized over "Father." Not capitalizing auditor above like Ron did makes less of them.)
Chapter 11, Scientology Processing
The Code of a Scientologist is a major alter-is from Ron's original FOT book and missing vital points. What Ron wrote then is what Ron wrote. PERIOD. Any alter-ising his words is a crime against Scientologists and the world and creates major distrust when found out.
Chapter 12, Exact Processes
The Game Conditions and No-Game Conditions are not listed in the single column format creating potential confusion as to the order they are on the scale.
Mother and Father is strangely capitalized many times. A few paragraphs later, father is mysteriously no longer capitalized.
It has been said also that further changes are on the cards. A rewrite of the original "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health", for example, on the basis that the book is too hard to read for most people. Not a very good commentary on the RTC's opinion on the ability of most people to read. There are changes to other books and courses planned also it seems. An even greater departure from the orginal if this is true.
Here are some further references:
Gene Zimmer analysis
Changes to the Esto Series
A very large amount of something, especially a larger amount than you need, want or can deal with.
Examples: There's a plethora of books about the royal family. The plethora of rules and regulations is both contradictory and confusing.
(from Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary)
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