By Robin Rhyne

Random thoughts regarding auditing:

On my daily walk I was pondering how much fun it is to audit, to assist others. Out of the blue came a sliver of my training track, sitting in the course room, listening to an LRH model session. I was psyched up to sponge up the full quantity of knowledge that this tape had to offer.

I listened and listened and relistened, trying to sort out what I was supposed to get from the tape.

LRH didn’t sound like he was “auditing” at all; just talking to someone.

Baffled, I asked the sup for guidance. The solution we came up with was that it was “the general tone” that I was to grasp.

Here I am in 2015 understanding the depth to which I was trained to audit robotically.

I won’t make this a rant about how bad things are. Rather, I’ll ask that anyone who feels that their TRs might be a smidgen stiff, to listen to a few LRH model sessions, read TRs Basics Resurrected, and decide to have some fun with this stuff.

If it ain’t fun, it ain’t Scientology, that’s my opinion.

14 thoughts on “TRs a smidgen stiff?

  1. Brilliant Robin!! It amazes me that one has to get out of the church to understand how Scientology works. It shouldnt surprise me by now, but I am still gobsmacked by it. Great win!!

  2. Absolutely! Those LRH tapes are models of TRs and that’s what they are. They are Model Auditing Tapes, that’s how come they are called that. Sup’s Code – repeat a datum as many times as necessary to help them get a reality on it 🙂

    Thanks Robin.

  3. Back in the day, before I’d ever heard about “model session” or anything, I was doing the HAS course. One of the key datums we were supposed to work on was that our TR-1s were supposed to sound like we ourselves originated these lines from Alice In Wonderland. Similar thing with our acks. With an emphasis on this stuff, it made sense that the whole auditing experience was supposed to sound “natural”, like a regular conversation, no matter how “weird” the auditing commands might be. All the other stuff, like bullbait and TR-0 and the rest, were meant to make the auditor more capable of dealing with the ebb and flow of sessions. Once you realize that, the rest is just practice.


    • Great article. And nice filler to make the point, Paul.

      It was these acts (by LRH) of polishing the ‘raw stone’ into a magnificent diamond, that acts as the ‘gem’ that allows the pc to recognize the brilliance of great auditing, when he/she receives it.

      He/she is thus able to relax, and get on with the job at hand, secure in the knowledge of having someone who who REALLY knows what they’re doing.

      TR’s were always intended to be ‘experienced’ THAT way, as any shining pc could attest! 🙂

  4. LRH saw this when he was doing critiques of the TRs videos and I believe it was at this time that he put TRs Clay Table into the line-up of Pro TRs training. After the Clay Table ALL of the effort dropped away from my own TRs and it made it a breeze to do the TRs themselves. So this is another indispensable tool to make auditors who are as natural as LRH expects them to be. And easy to administer I might add.


    LRH ED 143 INT
    DATE 21 MAY 1971

    To: All Staff
    All Auditors
    All Course Supervisors
    All Case Supervisors


    In a recent review of Tech, I traced the cause of course failures case failures directly to out-comm.
    Further search revealed HCOB 17. 4. 1961, Training Drills Modernized was not in! Nowhere in the world!
    This means HAS Comm Course failures. HDC auditing failures, Supervisor failures – you name it, any failure in an org is traceable to SOFT TRs.
    This can get so bad that London once had „Permissive Public TRs“ going! They wanted a rewrite so the TRs would be pale and patty cake enough for the public! Oh wow, oh wow. There went London!
    An FEBC has just told me that she and her twin in an Academy were once ordered to cramming because they had been six hours on TR Zero without completing it. Oh wow, oh wow. There’s where that org went.

    Hard Way TRs demand for a start, two hours of no twitch, no blink, no eye redness, no unconscious, no wiggle TR Zero.
    That’s been required since 1961. But who did it. Only a few.
    So there went our elated SCN public coming Whee! off an HAS. There went our auditors. There went all upper courses.
    A while ago I got hold of our toughest course supervisor and I told him, „You get TRs in the hard way on every interne! And he began.
    Really real TRs beginning with Zero. Like the bulletin.
    Using a photo timer (a 12 hour timer with a button on top you hit to restart it) and restarting it at each twitch, flunk, wiggle, eye redness, wobble or wander, TR Zero has started a wave of wild enthusiasm and case gain and established auditor skill that brings an avalanche of Success Stories at tone 20. Just TR Zero! Done „the hard way“.
    It’s taking up to 50-60 hours on some to get in a real 2 hours of blinkless, twitchless total confront TR Zero on field veterans.
    Explains all. When people can’t confront they flub!
    Here is a list of TR Zero phenomena (even before bull bait is done) just given me by the current TR Course Supervisor here on Flag:

    „During the past week I have observed a pattern that emerges on a person when he sits down to do TR Zero the „hard way“.
    The phenomena is uniform in every person observed.

    1st The person dopes off, goes anaten or goes to sleep.

    2nd Eye watering, redness, a burning sensation. This manifestation is usually the worst for the student to confront and is resisted the most. It may last for a few hours or several days. This is the period when most students attempt in some covert or overt way to blow course even if for only a few moments.

    3rd Glee hysterical laughter. This comes in waves. The student will laugh long, hard and loud for periods, or in line charge.

    4th Student becomes very solemn and in a state of „hopelessness“ or it can’t be done thing.

    5th Student exteriorizes, has Cogs and VGIs.

    Changes observed on specific students:

    1) Student A (SO Executive)  – Laughed for four days almost continually. Enormous Reality change. Eyes much brighter, face features changed. Certainty.

    2) Student B (A Key SCN Exec with former case trouble)  – Went through a very heavy body motion thing for six days – severe jerking of the shoulders – almost like a coma. Yesterday he come out of it with tremendous Cogs. Said he felt great and his machinery was broken down.

    3) Student C (An FEBC Grad)  – Took off his glasses, and has not put them back on, said he didn’t need them. Looks extremely bright. This happened his second day on TR Zero.

    4) Student D (An FEBC Grad, OT)  – Turned on somatic in the neck – it blew. Said he was totally exterior, not worried about his body and was practicing just being there. Eyes very clear.

    5) Student E (An ex school teacher)  – Notable case change much more at cause although at this time he needs more work on his TRs.

    6) Student F (A famous celebrity)  – From social facade to certainty. Much more causative. Lost 10 pounds.

    7) Student G (A veteran Course Supervisor)  – Changing valence often heavy anaten running off – large resistance to being controlled. Doing well though.“

    So right in your hands you have a magic tool IF YOU APPLY IT.
    This means it will take some enrollees on an HAS Course weeks just to get through plain Zero. But when they do, wow, have you made a Scientologist! You have to level with them „Now look,“ you have to tell the newcomer, „this isn’t an easy course. In fact, it’s hell. But when you’ve managed it, you wouldn’t sell the result for a million.“
    On brand new people (HAS) you get TRs in on a gradient. TR 0, 1. 2, 3, 4 round and round, each time a little more exacting. First time he reads the HCOB and does Zero. You ignore the blinks etc. give him a win of being able to sit in a chair! Then 1, 2, 3. 4. If he fails 3, back to Zero. Keep him winning. Keep it getting more exacting. Finally, no blink, no swallow, no red eyes, no twitch two hour zero. And the hard way with the rest of the TRs. You keeping him winning but you don’t let him off the HAS until he’s made it up to TRs total bull bait.
    TRs the Hard Way means your auditor courses will begin to produce stellar auditors fast because your academy (and SHSBC) (and Class VIII) Zero must be passed, really passed. And so must the other TRs all the way to nine. All the total hard way.
    Look, begin to use TRs the hard way on Public, Tech and Admin beings and you’ll drop out 80% of your troubles and begin real org expansion.
    The Mini Course Super Hat should have this.
    TRs are now being taught this way to Course Supervisor students on that course.
    We’re in Power on the Planet with stats. We have to deliver, deliver, deliver.
    Your first org step to big production is TRs THE HARD WAY.
    There is no more important org step that you can take to get your products soaring!

    L. Ron Hubbard


  6. Hi Robin,

    I trained from the bottom up. Even though I was Clear and could have walked onto the SHSBC, I did from the ground up, including two Pro TRs courses (the second one with the CTP), and all the Levels and then NED, Solo Auditor’s Course, all the side courses like FPRD, SMC, CCRD, KTL/LOC, etc., then the BC and finally the VIII course. PLUS, the internships of every one of those courses. The amount of TRs I did was stupendous! I mean, LOTS! I can even recall my first TRs on the HAS course at LA Day and LA FDN (on course 12 hours a day, as a newbie!), then the HQS course back in Edmonton, Canada. I did lots of TRs.

    But the reason I am telling you this, is it wasn’t until I was on my VIII internship and working with the Qual Sec AOLA and the Senior Cram Off AOLA (Cathy) – two wonderful but hard ladies – that I was made to listen to the Model Auditing Tapes over and over again even though I had listened to them before, until I really GOT how LRH audited, and as natural as my TRs were up until then – and they were – like you, something went “Click!” and it all came together. These tapes, as you show, can change anyone’s TRs. They’re simply amazing.

    So thanks for bringing this up, and thanks for some good memories of my training track back. I had a hoot! 😀

    BTW, kudos to you for this viewpoint: “I was pondering how much fun it is to audit, to assist others.” You are da man!

    • Marvelous to hear this tiny smidgen of your incredible, but as required, “standard” journey up the ranks, Chris. 🙂

      My first session of TR0 on the HAS, was likewise “rough, tough” and uncompromising, It blew me ‘out’ for a full THREE months. And voila, another Scientologist made, that day in 1971.

      Perhaps, one of the very few abilities that may parallel the importance of your realization — “until I really GOT how LRH audited” — would be, the ability to REALLY duplicate!

      In my very limited training, this quality (duplication) is right up there, with REALLY being there, for the person in front of you.

      Thank you friend,

      — Calvin. 🙂

  7. Just a bit of Class VIII LRH on TRs:

    “Now, rather than go to all the labor of having to recognize it, just don’t violate the comm cycle. That’s the best answer to that. Just deliver a flawless session. And a flawless session on communication is communication with the pc. Not a communication with your instructor in TRs. “Do birds fly? Thank you.” The TRs are just there to let you get up to a point of where your grip on the TRs are such that you simply apply the TRs, brrrrooooom, boom, boom, boom, boom. You can talk that way, you don’t have to think about it, it isn’t wooden, it’s very natural. And when you’ve got the TRs down pat, why at that particular time, bang, bang, bang, they just run off pat, that’s all.

    You can always tell a brand new student. He’s trying to do his TR0 and his TR1 at the same time and it all shows up in his tone of voice. And he hasn’t got any more auditor presence than a rabbit. You just drill it up to a point of where this comes natural. That’s all. Poomp. Pc originates, handle the origination. Bong! Nothing to it.” (From Class VIII Tape #3, The Laws of Case Supervision)

  8. Thanks Chris. This reference reminded me of another bit on TRs from the Class VIII tapes:
    “The reason why auditing can occur is that PC plus the auditor is greater than the PCs bank. The PC versus the auditor and the bank is overwhelmed. Now think it over for a minute and you’ll see that the law has not changed in all these years. And you speak about basics. That is the most basic basic there is in auditing. The PCs awareness plus the auditors’ awareness concentrated upon the reactive bank is greater than the bank. Inevitably and invariably.”…
    “Now we can give you the cycle of communication. We can gave you all of the various actions which you have to do. But there’s one action which remains with the auditor. Is he versus the PC? Is he on the other football team? Is the cowboy somebody in the black hat sitting across the table from him? See? Is he trying to help the PC get through the bank or isn’t he?”…
    “What is Class VIII auditing? It is auditing the PC with good TRs. Now, do you sit there and say, “Let’s see now. I have to love this PC. Therefore I’m womp womp womp womp womp. You’re gonna audit over a hell of a false line. All you gotta have is just willing to help him out, that’s all. If you’re willing to help him out you’re OK. And if you know how to help him out you’re very OK. And if your TRs are very smooth they will stem from those other two points. If your TRs are smooth.”
    (From Class VIII Tape #14, Auditor Attitude And The Bank)

    • Yup, pretty basic as to what TRs are. Nice thing about Class VIII I found was Ron always cut to the chase and laid everything out in its simple basic premise. Thanks for the ref, Worsel.

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