By Tom Martiniano
I was the Qual Sec AOLA in 1980/81 and without many staff. So this also made me the Intern Supervisor for the Class VIII Course Held From Above (HFA). This is also called the “Silver Cert Internship “ in which the best Class VIII auditors on the planet were made. And I was only a lowly Level Two classed auditor at the time. Talk about baptism by fire. But I was a seasoned cramming officer and confessional auditor with my basics totally in. My metering and TRs were honed to perfection and I could make a meter read when it should.
One day Manu Tupou, an actor from Hollywood came to see him in his office. His father was the king of the Fiji Islands, so he was royalty. He was also a regular cop on the original Hawaii 5-0 TV Series. He said “I’ve been a Class VIII for five years now and I haven’t been auditing, in fact I am afraid to audit. Can you help me?”
I tell you, when it rains it pours; a Class VIII auditor who is afraid to audit but wants help. Well, I can never turn down helping another, especially when I have the wherewithal –and- I am Italian and when an Italian does you a favor you are expected to pay it back, so I hatched a plan right then and there. I took him in an auditing room and held up a doll and held the cans for reads. “Fly the dolls ruds” I commanded. Manu swallowed hard and started with the ARC Break rud and by the time he was done I said: “Pretty bad Manu. Your TRs suck, your basics are in horrible shape and your metering is nuts. The good news is that you want to do something about it.” Manu went VGIs and said, “Tom, I really do want to do something about it. I want to be a great auditor.” I thought again for a moment and then I said, “Alright, I have a deal for you. You give me 6 hours per day. I will put you in the HGC and you will audit 6 hours per day. The C/S will write crams on you and I will do them on you. Your exchange for making you into a Class VIII LRH would be proud of is you auditing your ass off in our HGC. Do we have a deal?” Manu beamed. “I love it. Can we start tomorrow?” “No, we start today.” Both of us laughed and then I personally delivered him to the D of P and off we went.
I knew it would be simple and that I would first correct his TRs, then his metering and then basics and he will be top notch. It wasn’t long before we were on a TRs retread and I slammed this mans TRs home so that he was as natural as Robert Redford. Then we worked on his metering. Manu was completely blown out on how simple it was to fix him. He was winning and was disseminating what was going on. The next thing I knew was that I had five more Class VIIIs auditing in the HGC on the same deal I had Manu on. It was a dream come true that I actually had a bit of an internship going on these guys. They all loved getting the tune-up and showed up on time every day and were the best students I ever had. I added a lot more to their programs because they were VIII’s so we not only perfected their TRs Metering and basics, but we also made them hounds for Standard Tech. They all graduated in three months and came to help at AOLA whenever we had backlogs. We were all good friends and we remained in comm. All of them opened up a field practice and audited hundreds of hours in the field. Look at the amount of lives that were touched or changed by this cycle of action.
The long and the short of it was that I not only resurrected 6 Class VIII’s but all of the pc’s that got real standard auditing was making a difference in the OT Solo area. Now we were getting a lot of Clears sorted out and onto the OT Sections.
We all learned how to audit by auditing.
It is perfectly okay to screw up and flub and all that. No one is going to get hurt. Not for long anyhow. We can make auditors by the hundreds, and good ones. All it takes is the big three in: TRs, Metering, Basics.
I can put anyone’s TRs in in just a few days. Metering is simple: Drill, drill, drill. Basics are slammed in by reading and then drilling them.
What the Church is making right now is robots who have all but quit auditing. Listen to the tapes on LRH auditing and you will hear a real thetan being in comm with another thetan. It is not hard: It is A, R and C.
We’ll win to the degree we deliver tech.