By Mike Eldredge
Some time ago I was asked to write a post regarding Standard Tech, but for various reasons I never got around to it. Having now had some time to give it some thought, here it is.
“Where does standard tech begin? What is it? It is the accumulation of those exact processes which make a way between humanoid and OT.
“The exact method of organizing them, the exact method of delivering them, and the exact repair of any errors made on that route.” LRH (Class VIII Tape #2 What Standard Tech does)
Since operating in the field for the last 23 years off and on I have encountered a number of people touting themselves as trained and standard who obviously lost sight of the above or never thought it was relevant to begin with. By the same token many people I have worked with have always taken it to heart and do their best to stay on the straight and narrow, as described in these tapes and several HCOPLs and HCOBs.
Obviously there are an infinity of wrong ways to do anything . Certainty of action and results only stems from adherence to the fundamental path of the subject of Scientology Technology. In addition it takes real training and real case supervision by qualified individuals and experience as an auditor to become proficient. All of which is available to those who truly desire it. It takes discipline and persistence.
Standard Scientology was developed from hard won experience. It is not an App, there is no such thing as instant OT. The ‘organization “ calling itself “The church of Scientology” has lost sight of the above and statistically has paid the price with the loss of public respect of the subject and its organization and has deteriorated into what it is today.
Nonetheless Standard Tech is still available by individuals who were , and are currently being, properly trained and their services are still available on an international scale. These are not people who are “under the radar” they are people who openly practice Scientology at their respective training levels despite any “threat” to them from any source stating that they have no right to. They practice Scientology as it was intended, to make the able more able. They know that doing so is not about labels or status. They know that auditing if for the PC and not for someone else or to satisfy someone else’s opinion of how they think the PC should be or think or look.
Having spent 18 years studying, practicing and training others in the subject of auditing, training and supervising the subject of Scientology on an intensive basis culminating in thousands of hours of practice and experience in the subject, I offer up the following observations of why the practice has failed at various levels.
a. Organizationally what was once an expanding competent activity on a technical level it was supplanted by untrained and technically incompetent personnel interfering with training and case supervision , resulting in death in some cases and drastic invalidation of cases on an international scale.
Money, the god of the planet.
b. Blanket invalidation of trained and competent practitioners, for the same reason.
And these things were done under the guise of bringing about a “higher standard” by the same incompetent untrained greedy individuals mentioned above.
The result has only been contraction and bad public relations and an industry being made of scientology bashing only rivaled by such things as Duck Dynasty and that ilk.
To put one word to it all I would simply call it BETRAYAL.
In Standard Tech PCs are only ever handled on an individual basis and trained Auditors are only ever corrected or retrained on an individual basis. While there is a general path to be followed in both auditing and training (The Grade Chart) each individual partaking in this activity travels it at their own pace and accomplishes each level with certainty of result or ability at their own pace. The important point being that the individual has certainty of accomplishment for his or her self in fact or truth. (personal integrity).
THERE ARE NO CONSIDERATIONS WHICH FORGIVE ANY RESULT THAT IS NOT THOROUGH AND HONEST FOR EVERY PROGRAM OR GRADE. (C/S Series 9 Superficial Actions)
I have encountered several bizarre practices “in the field “ that I will list here as an illustration of how far off track things can go when untrained individuals calling themselves auditors will go just to make a quick buck. Let it serve as a warning .
a. “Auditing” over the telephone or Skype.
b. Pretending to be an AO or Ls auditor because you found some information on the internet.
c. auditing a PC on Ls in the middle of another major action .
d. deciding a PC can handle OT materials and coffeeshop auditing them on OT level data.
e. promoting smoking weed while mid OT or other auditing as a sleep remedy.
f. endlessly sec checking a PC/Pre OT in the middle of a major action searching for “critical thoughts”.
g. running GPMs for fun and physical sensation.
h. Auditing Solo with no training or C/S.
i. deciding and telling a PC you don’t think they made a grade based on their wife’s opinion.
j. Telling a PC you will audit them up to and through OT III with no AO training, taking their money and then abandoning them .
All of the above I have encountered and were done by “auditors” who were GAT trained and are at large now in the field. So much for “higher standards”. C/S Series 1 covers the basics of auditor actions relative to C/Sing and is on every auditor check sheet .
Real auditors and C/Ses would never entertain any of the above.
The legacy of Scientology lies with those who actually practice Standard Tech whether in an organization or on ones own. Being a real Scientology practitioner takes real training and discipline and the ability to stand ones ground to defend it. My hat’s off to those who do.
(Note from Admin – if you are needing a standard auditor or C/S, I highly recommend Mike. Write me on firstname.lastname@example.org and I will pass on his contact details)