By Lana M.
(originally published January 28, 2013, and reposted now as it is a basic that I think we just can’t forget)
I am convinced that hundreds of Scientologists, if not more, who have trained as auditors (whether as a co-auditor on TRs and Objectives, as an Assist auditor, as a Grad V, Class VI, Class VIII, Class IX or IX) are no longer auditing for the simple reason of invalidation.
The technology of auditing is a simple one. The use of a meter is not complex. The tool of Two Way Communication is a powerful one. And the rewards in assisting another, through the application of tech can never be understated.
Here is what LRH has to say about it:
HCO BULLETIN OF 12 DECEMBER 1968 INVALIDATION AND THE GOOD AUDITOR
“It was discovered in the Sea Organisation that proven high calibre good standard Class VIII auditors suddenly without any apparent reason ceased to be able to audit well, made gross goofs and backed off from auditing completely.
“It’s source was traced back to INVALIDATION.
“The cases on whom it occurred were handled very speedily, very simply with ASTOUNDING RESULTS.
“The remedy was simply asking them in 2 way comm who had told them they couldn’t audit. No meter, no complications, just very simple 2 way comm.
“One of the cases was in fact handled in a room full of people. This case was black in the face and most adamantly refused to audit and ARC broken to the extent that she PHYSICALLY WALKED AWAY from the idea.
“The question was simply asked: “WHO told you you couldn’t audit?” or WHO told you that your auditing wasn’t any good?”
“Answer: “Nobody did”
“OK. WHO told you your auditing wasn’t any good?”
“Answer with sudden misemotion: “You all did”
“(BRIGHTENS) ..says a name.
“OK … did somebody at some earlier stage tell you you couldn’t audit?
“No…but so and so told me that I wasn’t doing any good in such and such…ooooooh..line charge…my mother always told me that I couldn’t do…bla bla bla…
“Very bright now, still slightly hesitant..OK..
“When is ALWAYS? ;When I was 6 …BINGO.
“Back to auditing, and … getting ;WELL DONES , and pc’s WINNING, auditor getting STANDARD sessions and STANDARD results.
“And that is ALL there is to it. We are talking here about the Class VIII auditor giving this assist and the Class VIII auditor receiving it. Scientologists of this calibre and standard of training can be expected to have the awareness and ability to bring these results about.
“The length it took for these actions was from about 3 to 5 minutes.
“The Class VIII auditor is an outstanding target for invalidation. BEWARE!! The actions described above were done virtually off the cuff by a Class VIII auditor on other Class VIII’s, and were done when the INVALIDATION factor was isolated as the common denominator.” LRH
PS. Thank you to Chris Black for supplying me with this reference, which I had never read before, and really assisted me to get into the chair and auditing regularly. With a great C/S and a strong Qual line, I am enjoying becoming a better auditor by the day, and loving the wins of those I audit.