The auditor is essentially a technician.

Existing techniques are such as to determine a scathing fact: An auditor who cannot achieve results does not know his tools.

Existing techniques are tools. Any tool requires intelligent handling and a deft-ness in application.

The user of any tool, whether it be a stone axe, an adze or a Geiger counter, must acquire confidence in that tool and confidence in his ability to use that tool.

An auditor is most successful when he has achieved an inexorable self-confidence in himself, in his tools, in his attitude toward the preclear and in the results he means and determines to achieve.

Any science is to some degree an art. The less variation in its results, the less it is an art. A perfect and “invariable” science still would contain the variable of its applicator. However, for the first time in the history of Man, we have achieved minimal variation of application for we can restore the native ability of the individual applicator to be self-confident. There is no argument about the exactness of our processes.

Nothing, tritely and truly, succeeds like success in auditing. Restored confidence in self aided by success in results markedly shortens for the auditor the time he will have to spend on any preclear and increases his level of success.

An auditor should attain personal and general self-confidence. He should then attain a good theoretical knowledge of his tools. He should have a period of application wherein he gains an excellent practical knowledge of those tools. He should then have several signal successes. If these steps are followed, an auditor’s use of his science should be certain and broad.

LRH, book: Advanced Procedure and Axioms

10 thoughts on “The role of the Auditor

  1. “An auditor is most successful when he has achieved an inexorable self-confidence in himself, in his tools, in his attitude toward the preclear and in the results he means and determines to achieve.”

    And how does the auditor achieve this? Through hard and earnest study, auditing, auditing, auditing, and cramming, cramming, cramming, burning the midnight oil until he/she KNOWS they have made the grade. No matter at what Level, Book One through Class XII, this can be achieved.

    Excellent quote, MS2.

    • You are so right Chris.

      It is the desire to really know, understand and apply the basics of auditing.

      It is the personal persistence to follow up on every instance where something did not go well, and sort out why and how to resolve it so it does not occur again.

      It is learning about how the bank works, and how to deal with it – both for yourself and with others.

      It is insisting that you get it right and get the expected results, and using instructs, cramming, retread, etc. until that is achieved.

      And it is a wonderful journey and learning experience, impacting every part of your life, every dynamic.

  2. It is well known and always has been that some auditors are “better” than others, even where they may apply the Tech standardly, just like others. What Ron says above exactly describes why this is so.

    Kudos also to Ron for realizing the “apprenticing” or “interning” are essential steps for making competent auditors. Knowing the material cold is one thing. Proving to oneself that one can use it properly in real life is the magic of interning.


  3. “Any science is to some degree an art.” My take on that “degree” is that “any application of a science is to some degree an art” – that accounts for the quality of delivery, for the “differences” in quality, etc. It takes hours and years of practice, practicing scales, phrasing, the rules of harmony etc to reach a point of mastery in order to become a good musician. Practice, relentless correction of “wrong” (not intended) notes, noise etc. Same in every field which requires mastery of a technique.

    (Hopefully this msg arrives, I’m in Long Island and NY, for sessions, repairs and rundowns, and fun in this lovely area – don’t have my computer and cannot log in as usual) 😉

    Envoyé de mon iPad


    • Oui, your message arrived 🙂

      Over the past 7-8 years now I have found it necessary to carry on practice of Scientology outside the CofS (having been declared by DM in 1992, gotten a Comm Ev by RTC with Warren McShane as Chairman, in early 1993 and over the next many years worked through the arbitraries of DM/RTC to complete the steps of A-E and even then when it was done, and acknowledged as such in writing, been refused restoration to good standing for more arbitraries, such as I wanted to have a Board of Review over the original SP declare as per LRH policy, I was barred and banned as part of DM’s “black list”).

      During my practice I have worked with dozens of cases. Most of them I was able to help in some way. A few turned out to be either connected to a suppressive type and so would rolly coaster or make gains and because they were making gains with Scientology would become the target of a suppressive type, or in one case of no-gain, a brief look showed continuous present time overts committed to resolve a problem that I happened to have been mistaken for the personnel in that long ago problem. In both these cases I took the steps I could to put in ethics and having done so, moved on.

      I also did a thorough review of my application of Scientology with these cases mentioned. I went to Cramming and worked hard to find any errors I’d made and sort out a better handling for the future when I come across similar situations.

      I’m following the same route than any person who wants to get really proficient at something follows: they study, practice, flub, fix, study and practice more and work to gain the skills they want to use to get a result in the area they are pursuing.

      To any out there that may shy away from helping others with Scientology, I’d recommend you just do it. Sure, you may make some boo boos. That’s just part of learning anything. Keep at it, and fix the mistakes and study and practice some more.

      What you do to help another with the tools we have in Dianetics and Scientology does make a difference. You make a difference when you work to help others and influence your environment positively.

      Be more right than wrong and you’ll win out.

      Now, I must finish the study of the 65 materials on Scientology’s Justice Codes and get in a session.

  4. Well said, Jim.

    Auditors are the most valuable beings on the planet – we, on this page know that.

    Outside of Ron’s, there is no other tech out there. The best others have is a temporary stilling of the mind, which is well-nigh impossible to achieve. Keying oneself out by various means such as physical exercise or going on holiday or re-arranging the furniture is only temporary, bringing a few minutes or hours of relief, at best. The only other recourse is alcohol or drugs, with catastrophic penalties.

    Then there’s the tendency to blame external influences for one’s lack of spiritual progress. Yet even when ethics is applied only a key-out will result.

    Outside of Dianetics and Scientology, there’s no actual tech capable of as-ising mental mass and shedding our own ball-chains and handcuffs.

    It is just fantastic to me that people on this planet have fallen for the falsehood of material existence, what they call Reality; and any slightest clue that there is anything else triggers a vast field of booby-traps – all of which are self-imposed. Who would believe that?

    I could quote Ron and just appear to be a brainwashed idiot, a zombie. On technical matters Ron is the authority – we do it like Ron says because it gets the plane off the ground. All other matters are philosophic, and anyone is the authority. However, philosophic matters are not worth a penny in the absence of progress on the bridge. Ron’s beautiful essays and speeches or anyone else’s on philosophy will never in a million years remove the motes and beams from our eyes. Only an auditor can do that.

    Thank you Jim, and Lana, and _Pierrot_says:, and every auditor out there willing to stick their neck out – the bravest people on the planet.

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