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Scientology: The ‘Primary Rundown’ and Superliteracy  or
     The telltale of the definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’

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Please note that words with an asterisk (*) are defined at the bottom of this page! Only first appearances are indicated.

        
“Primary Rundown:  This course consists of thoroughly clearing the definitions of many basic words especially the small words such as ‘of,’ ‘at,’ ‘so,’ etc. and results in a person who can get the exact concept of what he reads and can literally visualize the materials he studies and becomes what is called in Scientology a ‘Super-Literate.’”     (from page 11)
        
 
“The Primary Rundown consists of word clearing, a technique for locating and handling every misunderstood word the person has ever had, and study technology. It makes a student super-literate. Being a super-literate is like hearing and seeing and reading for the first time. Reading a text or instruction or book is comfortable. One has it in conceptual form. One can apply the material learned. It is a new state.”     (from page 210)
 
            (from ‘What Is Scientology?’ (1978 edition))   


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The disappearance of information (3) -
‘Primary Rundown’ and Superliteracy
 (page 1, index page)

This is a presentation of my research regarding the Primary Rundown and the relevancy of the term Fast Flow Training in regards to this. They are indeed interrelated, as the change in the definition of the term Fast Flow Training turned out to be disastrous for the continued use of the Primary Rundown.
Do you know something which should be taken up here, then please do contact me! Information if you have actually done the Primary Rundown later than September 1979, also copies of any documentation I would appreciate. Or if you know more interesting details about the development of the Key to Life course, please throw a line!

 
Index:

    
Basic definitions and information
  Prelude
             - Highest Priority - Study and Tech Breakthrough
- Primary Correction Rundown (PCRD)
  Primary Rundown (PRD) & Superliteracy
             - A general explanation
- A detailed overview of the steps taken
  Super-Literacy further explained - What does it do? & time/cost involved
  The Primary Rundown course checksheet
  Success stories - Those that completed the Rundown
 
The term ‘Fast Flow Training’ identified   (on different page)
  ‘Fast Flow Training’ - A chronological and factual overview
    (1) A chronological and factual overview of what it meant during 1968-83:
      - Lecture 5 Jan 68, AO-1 “Fast Flow and Inspection Before the Fact”
- ‘LRH ED 2 Int’, 20 Jan 69 “Attestation Reinstated”
- HCO PL 29 Jul 72 II “Fast Flow - Training”
- HCOB 13 Aug 72R (Corrected and Reissued 15 Aug 72) “Fast Flow Training”
- HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”
            (Includes articles found in: ‘Advance! 25’, Oct 74  & ‘The Auditor 105 (US Edition)’, Nov 74)
      - BPL 18 Oct 76 “Successful Training Lineup”
- HCO PL 25 Sept 79 I “Successful Training Lineup”
- HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training”
    (2) Further analysis:
      - What involved the change incorporated since August 1974 in the definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’?
- What reason could there be for the introduction of this altered definition of ‘Fast Flow Training’?
- Was this change actually authorized by L. Ron Hubbard?
- Various annotations found in HCOB 21 Aug 79 “Twinning” & Summary
 
Comparisons and further information
  Primary Rundown (PRD) vs Key to Life (KTL)
      - The ‘WOOC’ eval
- Key to Life  (KTL)
- Modification in regards to the Primary Rundown after the release of KTL
- Primary Rundown  vs  Key to Life  (or  KTL replacing the PRD?)
  The importance and the necessity of the Primary Rundown confirmed
  Questions and closing comments ...
      - ‘Primary Rundown’ only in use during 1972-79 ... (?)
- ‘Primary Rundown’ being out of reach ...  and KTL prerequisite
- ‘Primary Rundown’ replaced by ‘Standard Study Tech Drills’ (as part of ‘Golden Age of Tech’)?
- Gradually filtering out the ‘Primary Rundown’ till it was gone?
- Primary Rundown is a vital action also in present time as seen from today's fully valid HCOB's!
- A future prospective?
- What are we going to consider being a ‘Fast Flow Student’?
- David Miscavige  vs  Primary Rundown
- Final noteworthy comment & Where is L. Ron Hubbard?
  Chronological list of LRH referencing from the 70's relating to the PRD



 
Back to Main Index Prelude  
        
“Word Clearing:  L. Ron Hubbard found that the basis of any inability to study or apply what one has learned can be traced to one or more words not understood in one's studies. By locating and getting defined those words that weren't understood one can experience a remarkable resurgence in one's ability to study a subject and in actually using what one has learned. There are many forms of word clearing but they are all geared to finding the words misunderstood and clearing up the dull, sleepy, ‘don't want to’ feelings that people get when reading or listening to something.”
        
            (from ‘What Is Scientology?’ (1978 edition), page 10)   

Early 1972 L. Ron Hubbard gave various lectures relating to the subject of study, unfortunately none of these lectures have been released to the public as far as known. They are listed on page 319/320 in the bookpublication ‘What Is Scientology?’ (1978 edition). The present edition of this book does not list these anymore. They may very well be considered ‘Sea Org’ (SO) only. Lectures given during 22 Mar to 6 Apr ’72:
    7203C22 SO “A ‘Why’”
7203C23 SO “Course Supervision”
7203C27 SO “Supervision - Study”
7203C28 SO “Training Program”
7203C28 SO “Study and Student Hat”
7203C29 SO “Study ‘Why’”
7204C06 SO “The Primary Rundown”
Two months later on 14 Jun ’72 he gave one additional lecture relating:
    7206C14 SO “Superliteracy”
If there is anyone out there who knows more about these lectures, or has copies of these, please contact me!

 
Go back Highest Priority - Study and Tech Breakthrough

Investigation had uncovered that students and/or Course Supervisor were unable to apply properly the study technology. Targets were set to accomplish that: “Every student completing every course he entered and becoming a high quality successful graduate using the materials he studied.”           LRH

The proposed handling was:
        
“The Student Hat and the Study Tapes are required to be done TWICE before the student begins to study any other materials on any course. The first time through, each word in the Student Hat or Study Tapes he does not know, he must look up and use and Method 4* word clearing must be used thoroughly the first time through the Student Hat or Study Tapes. He is then checked out for misunderstoods and these are handled. He must then go through the materials a second time, USING Study Tech throughout them. He must then pass an examination that will disclose any further misunderstoods. If these show up he must again do the Student Hat and Study Tapes.
        
 
Any student now in study who is slow or glib to do this without proceeding further.”          LRH
(all quotations in this section are from ‘LRH ED 174 Int’, 29 Mar 72 “Highest Priority - Study and Tech Breakthrough”)
 

 
Go back Primary Correction Rundown (PCRD)

The proposed handling as laid out in previous chapter was first introduced and made being a part of a correction action to be done on auditors:
        
“As it is obviously a waste of Cramming* time to cram an auditor*, student or staff member who has not known how to study ..., it is vital that HIS FIRST CRAMMING ACTION is done in the Dept of Personnel Enhancement.”          LRH
(from HCOB 30 Mar 72 “Primary Correction Rundown, First Cramming Correction”)
        

Here it becomes also clear why it is called ‘Primary’, it is simply a first action.

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Back to Main IndexPrimary Rundown (PRD) & Superliteracy

Later the Primary Correction Rundown (PCRD) also became available as a standard course of action and was not anymore specifically a ‘correction action’. Everyone now could do the rundown whenever they pleased. The wordclearing parts for the study materials (Student Hat and Study Tapes) were isolated from the ‘student correction steps’. This course of action became the Primary Rundown. The Primary Correction Rundown then turned into an action that was used on those who had difficulties while being on the Primary Rundown.

After completing all the steps of the rundown:
        
“THE PRODUCT AT THIS POINT IS A STUDENT WHO KNOWS HOW TO STUDY AND WILL BE ABLE TO USE WHAT HE STUDIES.”          LRH
         (from HCOB 4 Apr 72 “Tech Div Primary Rundown”)
        

 
Go back A general explanation

As per an article printed in ‘The Auditor 87 (UK Edition)’ [ca may 73].
From the frontpage:
      

THE BIGGEST EVER
BREAKTHROUGH IN EDUCATION

SUPER LITERACY
By L. RON HUBBARD

      

From page 2:
        
The Relationship of the Primary Rundown to Your Next Major Course
        
Primary Rundown route
      
The Primary Rundown, developed by L. Ron Hubbard, is THE breakthrough to end all breakthroughs in the field of study and education.
  
The following article shows what it is and its relationship to the training route to Clear and the state of Operating Thetan.
———
RUNDOWN: In Scientology, a rundown is a series of actions done to achieve a specific desired result.
PRIMARY RUNDOWN: This famous rundown consists of Word Clearing Method One and the Study Tapes and Student Hat done in a special way. The end result is a Super-Literate.
SUPER: Superiority in size, quality, number or degree.
LITERACY: The ability to read and write.
A student doing Scientology training will do the Hubbard Apprentice Scientologist (HAS) Course the Hubbard Qualified Scientologist
 
(HQS) Course then the Hubbard Standard Dianetics Course (HSDC).
He will then do the PRIMARY RUNDOWN and become SUPERLITERATE before doing the Academy Levels 0-IV, the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, Class VII, Class VIII and Class IX Courses.
After a student has done the Primary Rundown he then studies as a FAST FLOW student and is designated as such.
Fast Flow students rapidly and effectively learn and apply the materials of the courses they then study.
THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN
The student on completing the Primary Rundown will have the ability to COMFORTABLY and QUICKLY take data from a page and be able at once to APPLY it. A person who can do that is SUPER-LITERATE.
The Primary Rundown consists of three major parts. These are:
Word Clearing Method One: This is the action taken to clean up ALL misunderstoods in every subject one has studied. It is done by a Word Clearing Auditor.
The result of a properly done Method One Word Clearing is the recovery of one's education. This in itself is quite astonishing.
This makes one a WORD CLEAR.
Study Tapes: The next action is to do the Study Tapes (Lectures by L. Ron Hubbard giving fantastic data on the basics of study, the problems of study and how to resolve them). These tapes are done word by word, EACH word looked up in a good dictionary or simple grammar book.
There are booklets of the Words in alphabetical order for each tape, as they appear newly on each time.
When one has done the booklet fully one listens to the tape. He is then checked on an E-Meter for any misunderstood words. If any are found he gets them defined and then hears the
 
tape again.
In this way he goes all the way through the study tape series.
As these tapes also contain all the basics of study itself he is at once in possession of the first real data on how to study something.
The Student Hat: He now goes through the Student ‘Hat’ in the same way.
The Student ‘Hat’ is a course containing all of the technology of study and all the materials on how to study.
In doing this he has raised his UNDERSTANDING of words and through words up to about ten times that of the average college graduate.
And he has done it.
He will find some remarkable things have come about.
He can read COMFORTABLY.
He can place what he reads into immediate ACTION.
His IQ will soar.
He will be able to put his thoughts down on paper with ease and clarity.
And there's more case gain in it than many other actions.
He is SUPER-LITERATE.
PRIMARY CORRECTION RUNDOWN
For those who have had a hard time in schools, the Primary Correction Rundown adds correction of the past upsets and invalidations of education and finds the reason he is ‘against
 
study’.
The end results are the same.
So it even works for tough cases!
SUMMARY
The Primary Rundown is a sweepingly fantastic discovery in the field of education, it is a big win in the world of study and ability.
The first real data on how to study lies there in the rundown, waiting for the student to have it.
Because the Primary Rundown resolves all study it makes possible the FAST FLOW system of training giving RAPID advance in any direction, with the student duplicating the materials of Scientology courses exactly and
 
being able to at once APPLY them to help his fellow Man to freedom and happiness.
This is THE breakthrough to end all breakthroughs in study and education.
The Primary Rundown makes the Training Route fast and certain for EVERYONE.
Come to Saint Hill, or your Local Organisation, do the PRIMARY RUNDOWN and FAST FLOW all the way to Class VI and above.
      

 
Go back A detailed overview of the steps taken

All the steps are carefully and in detail laid out in HCOB 4 Apr 72 (Revised 30 May 72) “Primary Rundown (Revised)”, to view these click here (pop-up window).

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Back to Main Index Super-Literacy further explained - What does it do? & time/cost involved

 
        
“Super-Literate, super-superiority in size, quality, number or degree. Literacy — the ability to read and write. What is really needed is the ability to comfortably and quickly take data from a page and be able at once to apply it. Anyone who could do that would be Super-Literate. Super-Literacy is the end product of a Primary Rundown.”
        
            (from bookpublication ‘What Is Scientology?’ (1978 edition), page 339)   

What is the essence of this Rundown? What does it do? Why does it do what it does?
An explanation in detail is found in an article that was published in the monthly magazine ‘The Auditor 77’ , [May 72]. You can consult the full article here (pop-up window). This same data was also announced in ‘LRH ED 178 Int’, 30 May 72 “Super-Literacy”. An adaption of this was later published in HCOB 7 Sept 74 “Superliteracy and the Cleared Word”.
        
“Operating within a society steeped in misunderstood words and mis-definitions, Study Tech is subject to arbitraries. Thus, a CLEARED WORD is defined as follows:
        
 
A WORD WHICH HAS BEEN CLEARED TO THE POINT OF FULL CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING.
 
 
There are many ways and combinations to achieve this EP*. Using the word in sentences until the meaning is grasped conceptually is the most common. Diagrams, demos, clay, in fact the entire body of Study Tech and its methods are applicable.”          LRH
         (from HCOB 7 Sept 74 “Superliteracy and the Cleared Word”)
 

        
“People who have no idea of concept get bogged into terms and mechanics. They can't operate at the level of concept and are extremely literal.
        
 
If anybody did this he couldn't do otherwise than find himself mixed up in tanglefoot. It does a lot of good to clean up his tanglefoot and meanings of words but unless this gets him up to conceptual thinking he'll just continue to get in more and more tanglefoot.
 
 
Understanding is conceptual. You could handle things, objects and symbols endlessly without achieving understanding or real communication unless one finally was able to graduate up to conceptual comprehension.
 
 
People who are literal rather than literate simply haven't achieved conceptual understanding.”          LRH
(from HCOB 13 Oct 79 “Conceptual Understanding” - full text of the HCOB is given)
 

The following information, costs and some time indication are given in ‘Ability 269’, (Dec 73):
        
“You can increase your learning skills in a short, intense, six weeks course – The Primary Rundown. This course consists of spiritual counseling which clears up any misunderstoods you have on subjects you have studied in the past, and a training section with unique study methods which enable you to attain a new state of awareness– Superliteracy. Superliteracy is now a requirement for most Scientology training, but it is also a must for anyone who wants to know, to learn rapidly.
  Donation – Course: $750      Counseling: $625    per 12½ hour intensive.”
        

It was offered at no cost if you signed up for either the Academy Levels (0-4) or the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course (SHSBC).

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Back to Main Index The Primary Rundown course checksheet

There was a slight difference between the ordinary done Student Hat course and the Student Hat for Students on the Primary Rundown. The Primary Rundown first dealt with the study tapes. Each had their own checksheet. The below listed checksheets are the ones known to me. The ones foregoing with an asterisk () I have not personally been able to verify. Do you have any of these, or any data to add? Then please contact me!

Primary Rundown checksheet:
  Issue                                     
  Revision date             Title        
*HCO PL 12 Apr 72 II   “The Student Hat Checksheet for Students on the Primary Rd or the Primary Correction Rd”
*HCO PL 12 Apr 72R II
6 May 1972 “same title”
HCO PL 12 Apr 72RA II 18 August 1972
2nd revision
“same title”

BPL 12 Apr 72RB II

20 January 1975 “The Student Hat Checksheet for Students on the Primary Rundown”

Ordinarily done Student Hat checksheet:
  Issue                                     
  Revision date             Title        
*HCO PL 21 Mar 71   “Student Hat”
*HCO PL 3 May 71   “?Student Hat Checksheet?”
*HCO PL 5 Feb 72   “Students Hat Revised”
     
*HCO PL 12 Apr 72-1 II     “The Student Hat Checksheet for Students Who Are Not on Primary Rd or Primary Correction Rd”
*HCO PL 12 Apr 72R-1 II 6 May 1972 “same title”
*HCO PL 12 Apr 72RA-1 II 18 August 1972
2nd revision
“same title”
BPL 12 Apr 72RA-1R II 22 November 1976
3rd revision
“same title”
BPL 12 Apr 72RA-1RB II 27 March 1977
4th revision
“same title”

Related references:
  Issue                                     
  Revision date             Title        
*HCO PL 6 Aug 72   “Primary Rundown–Primary Correction Rundown, Merchandizing of”
*HCO PL 6 Aug 72R 10 October 1972 “same title”
*BPL 6 Aug 72RA 7 August 1975 “same title”
     
HCOB 12 Apr 72   “Further Definitions of Scientology Terms Contained in the Student Hat and Not Elsewhere Defined”
BTB 12 Apr 72 6 September 1974 “same title”
     
*HCO PL 12 Apr 72 III   “Introduction to the Student Hat”

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Back to Main Index Success stories - Those that completed the Rundown

      

“FAST - FLOW  

FAST FLOW TRAINING AT SAINT HILL.
In the summer of AD 22 the Fast Flow System of training was introduced to Saint Hill. Since then Students have been having incredible wins on the Saint Hill courses.
The length of time for students to be on course has decreased immensely. On average students
  
finish the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course in 3 to 4 months as Fast Flow Students, when the length of time on course before was 5 to 6 months.
The students on course as Fast Flow Students have great ability to read comfortably and place what they read into immediate ACTION.
          (from ‘The Auditor 82 (UK Edition)’, [ca Nov 72])
      

 
   “Primary Rundown   
        
Believe it or not, I didn't really know any of the words when I did the Student Hat. I had had courses at the graduate level in linguistics and I couldn't really define ‘a’ ‘the’ . . . I've rediscovered my love for reading and writing. I study about twice as fast now.
It may take you a while to finish the Primary Rundown, but you save so much time for the rest of your life in handling paperwork and writing reports that it will buy thousands of hours later in which you can relax and enjoy yourself. A lot of teachers and business people are harried by their paperwork. As a Super-Literate, you can have time left to do what you are supposed to be doing and what you enjoy doing on your job. I can go through fifty student weekly reports in a few minutes and see what's there. I handle my administrative duties as a teacher much faster.
I think everyone should try it.
                                                                                                  S C – Los Angeles”
        
             (from ‘What Is Scientology?’ (1978 edition), page 16)   

Another lengthy and detailed PRD completion success story is found in‘LRH ED 182 Int’, 11 Nov 72 “A Success Story” (pop-up window). This information found in this LRH ED will give you a fairly thorough impression of what the Rundown actually involves practically, it also does give you an indication of the time factor to complete it. The text of this LRH ED appears also printed in full in ‘The Auditor 84 (UK Edition)’, [ca Dec 72].

I just found out that the contents of this LRH ED appears also posted at one other place out on the Internet, and well by the person who actually send the success story to L. Ron Hubbard back in 1972. You will find there also additional more recent comments from Bill Good. Click here to visit (external link) (last checked: 10 Apr 2013). Bill Good seems to have it made since (see his biography here, as found on his company website).

More “Primary Rundown Success” can be found in ‘The Auditor 87 (UK Edition)’, [ca May 73]. You can consult these here (pop-up window). It is noteworthy that one of the persons revealing his success is a 12-year old David Miscavige. Most people will know about his future career within the Church of Scientology.

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Back to Main Index Primary Rundown (PRD) vs Key to Life (KTL)
      

“Hubbard Key to Life Course.

1990 saw the long-awaited release of the monumental Hubbard Key to Life Course. Years in preparation, the final course materials consist of 13 illustrated books, with a total of 2,200 pages
  
and almost 4,000 paintings, illustrations and photographs. In less than a year, thousands and thousands of Scientologists have enrolled on this course, and report astonishing, lifee-changing wins.”
          (from brochure: ‘The Bridge 1991; A complete summary of Dianetics & Scientology services & materials’, page 17)
      

 
Go back The ‘WOOC’ eval

There was this thing referred to as the ‘World out of Communication’ evaluation.
An old-timer SO member confided to me: “The WOOC Eval was a very confidential eval that circulated in the SO and was an LRH Eval and had some serious things to say about the state of civilisation but also of staffs, very bad state. And the solution was Wordclearing, FPRD and KTL approach.”

‘SO ED 1808 Int’, 4 Oct 1981 “The Hubbard Key to Life Course” tells:
        
“The course began with a brilliant eval by LRH, done in March 1979, called the WORLD OUT OF COMM EVAL. This eval addressed Scientology management difficulties, faulty tech results, lowered general educational standards in the culture, the drug scourge (a person or thing regarded as a great affliction) and so on. LRH concluded at the bottom of these difficulties, that the world is out of comm, dangerously and fatally, and this is what we must handle.”     WOOC I/C
        

This SO ED simply was issued to inform Scientologists/Staff about this upcoming release and give specifics about how this was going to be done.

“This course is designed to handle the out-of-commness that currently exists in this society. The planet's future depends on its success.”  (from a to be published HCOB “Handling the Student on the Hubbard key to Life Course” as quoted in SO ED 1808 Int, the HCOB quoted here remains today only available for KTL delivery personnel)

This SO ED from 1981 further tells:
        
“The Hubbard Key to Life Course will soon be broadly available to Scientology staffs, who will be the first to have the privilege of doing this life-changing course.
        
 
The wins and gains of students on the course have been tremendous, and in some cases, truly amazing.
 
 
Students on the course routinely arrive at newly-found abilities to understand others and be understood by them, to read and really duplicate, to speak and write clearly and easily and express exactly what they wish. Many of them literally cannot believe they have gained these abilities. Many have handled their lifelong ruins in study and in life.”     WOOC I/C
 

Now, this sounds awfully similar to what previously had been achieved by the Primary Rundown.

“The Primary Rundown done HONESTLY is quite an adventure in opening up one's Communication Channels with life!”          LRH
          (from HCOB 3 Apr 72 “Primary Rundown Note”)

 
Go back Key to Life  (KTL)

The KTL was officially released on 12 May ’90, although we know from the previous section that it was prior to that available as a pilot course for staff only during a period of roughly 8½ years. I was actually one of these students. There was this secrecy factor in regards to this pilot. The course was given in a separate room, only those on this course or delivery personnel were allowed to be in there. At Flag this room as I recall was locked. You were also not allowed to speak about this course or what it consisted of to any not having done or presently not on this course. This pilot course consisted of 2 parts. The first part was about clearing up all definitions of the most common little words (conjunctions, articles, prepositions and such), you do this together with a twin (study partner). When you pass the final exam for that, you then proceeded with some claytable auditing (explained later). The second part of the course was about grammar. The message we received at the time was that L. Ron Hubbard had laid out the basis of this course, others then had worked out the details following exact instructions from L. Ron Hubbard. The earliest mention of the KTL has been claimed to date back to 1979. I also vaguely recall that some attention was given to it in the magazine “The Auditor” (I am not sure though, if you know any details, please tell me!). There exist a variety of HCO PL's and HCOB's relating to the KTL. The one's noted in my little table below are the only ones that were freely distributed. The HCO PL's are found in the 1991 release of ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes, the HCOB's in ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes of the same year.

  HCO PL or HCOB date
  Title 
Released 
 HCO PL 16 Jul 79 Issue I  “Hubbard Key to Life Course High Crime”
 11 April 1990 
 HCO PL 16 Jul 79 Issue II  “Delivering the Hubbard Key to Life Course; The Chicken and Egg Theory”
11 April 1990
 HCO PL 23 Aug 79 Issue III  “Hubbard Key to Life Course Routing Forms”
11 April 1990
 HCO PL 18 Dec 79  “Enrollment on the Hubbard Key to Life Course”
12 April 1990
 HCOB 12 Apr 90  (Taken from an LRH issue
for Hubbard Key to Life Course Supervisors)
 “Clay Table; Definition of Terms”
12 April 1990

All the HCO PL's noted above have the notification on them that they also had been released under the HCOB issue-type format, they say “Also issued as an HCOB, same date.”. But they are not as such found in ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes. It appears though that the first one in fact does exist as an HCOB, but as an original mimeo print-off only, whereas the remaining 3 remain undistributed.
There were more of them, there was this Hubbard KTL Course Supervisor Series, these were only for use by KTL delivery personnel. There exist also various issues for the follow-up course Life Orientation Course (LOC), which are assumed only for use by LOC delivery personnel. Any of these appear to have been written during 18 June 1979/ 10 February 1980, and released 11-17 April & 29 October 1990. Various appear to have been given a 1990 HCOB date, and this may have been because of it being a compilation conducted at this later date, or the exact source data was not known (I am guessing here). A full listing of these issues and the data that I have about them is found at the link here below.
     Full listing of Hubbard KTL Course Supervisor Series, additional KTL references & Life Orientation Course references   (pop-up window)

The Scientology magazine ‘KSW News 31’, published 1990 was devoted to the official release of the KTL course. Not so much reference material from L. Ron Hubbard is actually found relating to the KTL. It seems confirmed that there existed a variety of advices supposedly written by L. Ron Hubbard dating back also to 1979. The ‘KSW News’ article only gives us some general information. And only page 2 tells little about the background history, the remaining 10 pages for the larger part tell about how the artwork came about. On the front page you will find the following quotation attributed to L. Ron Hubbard:
        
“If one recovered his own beingness and then learned to absorb knowledge, all life is open to him.
        
 
That is why it is the Key to Life Course.”          LRH
 

On page 2 of the magazine article it says:
        
“The product of the Hubbard Key to Life Course is vitally important to the future of every Scientologist, Scientology as a whole and the entire society. It is: ‘A Scientologist who is in communication because he can express himself easily and clearly both verbally and in writing and can fully understand the communication he receives from others.’”
        

Here you can read what it says about Key to Life on the official site (external link) (last checked: 10 Apr 2013). There was also a follow up course to the Key to Life, this was the Life Orientation course (LOC). You can read what the Church of Scientology says about that course here (external link) (last checked: 10 Apr 2013).

Some things that I have never understood is that if this course was so vital, then (1) why has there been such a delay (8½ years) prior to releasing it to the public?; and (2) why is this course so very expensive?
Would it be financially more affordable, more people would be able to complete the course in a shorter period of time. And then, this course only takes 2 to 3 weeks to complete. Much time and effort was spent on the artwork of the illustrations, where the pilot version only had some simple black & white drawings. But how vital was this coloured artwork for the course itself?
One argument for the high price for this course was made in regards to the claytable auditing done on this course. Basically it consisted of no more than a couple of large claydemo's. I still don't understand why it was called auditing, it was more like the claydemo's you do on for example the Pro TR course. But I remember it was interesting to do them. HCOB 12 Apr 90 “Clay Table; Definition of Terms” aims to explain this, however it still turns out to be something that you show in actual clay. It either being personally related somehow or it being a clarification of the things that you are studying.

 
Go back Modification in regards to the Primary Rundown after the release of KTL

After the release of the KTL some modifications were implemented in regards to the PRD. They were laid out in detail in HCOB 24 Apr 91“Modification of the Primary Rundown”.It reads:
        
“Many have attained Superliteracy since the development of the Primary Rundown. But with the release of the Hubbard Key to Life Course and the Hubbard Life Orientation Course a major modification is now possible in the Primary Rundown which makes it faster to do and improves its results.
        
 
Therefore the following requirements are established:
 
 
The Hubbard Key to Life Course is a mandatory prerequisite to the Primary Rundown, ... .
 
 
The Hubbard Life Orientation Course is a mandatory prerequisite to the Primary Rundown, ... .”
 

I also like to draw attention to the date of this HCOB. It only says 24 April 1991. There is no referencing to any advice from L. Ron Hubbard found anywhere in this release. Considering that L. Ron Hubbard had dropped his body in 1986, where then is the source of this HCOB to be found? Does this mean that it is compiled in 1991 by someone else? We do remember that the KTL HCO PL's & HCOB's earlier listed in this chapter were written in 1979, but not released until 1990. So was this HCOB from 1991 a compilation by someone else? It does say at the bottom: ‘Assisted by LRH Technical Research and Compilations’.

 
Go back Primary Rundown  vs  Key to Life  (or  KTL replacing the PRD?)

We have seen these similarities between the 2, supposedly they would be addressing/handling similar situations and such. But has there been the intent to actually replace the original Primary Rundown with the Key to Life solution? The fact is that since 1979 (as what I have been able to confirm so far) the Primary Rundown has not been available as a service that actually was being delivered! And in this same year the first mention is made of the Key to Life course, or is this just a coincidence?
Another odd coincidence is that at least since November 1989 the Primary Rundown does not appear on donation lists anymore (available as actual service that can be taken or not). Then in July 1990 we see the Key to Life and Life Orientation Course appear on the donation lists. These dates are fairly close to each other. Another donation list from November 1991 does list the Primary Rundown again, not directly as a service but as ‘To be announced’. Till this day it still has not been ‘announced’!

Various published notices regarding the Primary Rundown and the Key to Life:
 1990 Grade Chart
(Primary Rundown is listed as if available as a service)

 Brochure: ‘The Bridge 1991; A complete summary of Dianetics & Scientology services & materials’ (56 pages)

 1991 Grade Chart
(Primary Rundown is listed as if available as a service)
 1995 Grade Chart (also 1998 & 2002 copyrighted Grade Charts)
(Primary Rundown listed as “(when released)”)

PRD:  “Someone who has the ability to comfortably and quickly take data from a page and be able at once to apply it.”
KTL:  “A Scientologist who is in communication because he can express himself easily and clearly both verbally and in writing and he can fully understand the communication he receives from others.”

PRD:  No mention anywhere of the Primary Rundown.
KTL:  “Teaches someone to become a literate Scientologist who can express himself easily and clearly, both verbally and in writing and can fully understand the communication he receives from others.” (page 9)
KTL:  “What is the KEY TO LIFE? Well, it's a 30 individual steps, a combination of study and auditing action, which address the rockbottom basics of beingness, commnication and understanding. They put a person in communication with life, able to absorb knowledge.” (page 17)

PRD:  “A superliterate, someone who has the ability to comfortably and quickly take data from a page and be able at once to apply it.”
KTL:  (same text as on 1990 Grade Chart)

PRD:  (same text as on 1991 Grade Chart)
KTL:  (same text as on 1990 & 1991 Grade Chart)
Noteworthy is that ‘The Bridge 1991’ brochure notes for Key to Life: “Teaches someone to become a literate Scientologist ... .”. Whereas the 1991 Grade Chart lists for the Primary Rundown: PRD:  “A superliterate, ...”. The Key to Life by the way has not ever been referred to or has been associated with some superliterate.

May be a line can be drawn between the confidential HCOB 15 Apr 90 I “Conceptual Thinking” (confidential) & HCOB 13 Oct 79 “Conceptual Understanding”. They appear all to have been written in the same time span, although I can only guess what the confidential issue says. A difference still is that the KTL does not aim to to get conceptual about study technology itself, whereas the Primary Rundown specifically does!

A reminder:
        
“Our technology has not been discovered by a group. True, if the group had not supported me in many ways, I could not have discovered it either. But it remains that if in its formative stages it was not discovered by a group, then group efforts, one can only assume, will not add to it or successfully alter it in the future. I can only say this now that it is done. There remains, of course, group tabulation or coordination of what has been done, which will be valuable—only so long as it does not seek to alter basic principles and successful applications.”          LRH
         (from HCO PL 7 Feb 65 “Keeping Scientology Working”)
        

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Back to Main Index The importance and the necessity of the Primary Rundown confirmed

        
“COURSE SUPERVISOR
        
 
It is up to the Course Supervisor to hold this line in. His students will not prosper if their study is begun without a Primary Rundown.
 
 
It is a high crime to omit this vital step.
 
 
NO-INTERFERENCE ZONE*
 
 
To all but those in the No Interference Area THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN IS THE REQUIRED FIRST STEP TO ALL STUDY.
 
 
When on or after OT III, such persons must now do the Primary Rundown before any continuance of study. It now becomes Mandatory.”          LRH
         (from HCOB 4 Apr 72 (Revised 30 May 72) “Primary Rundown (Revised)”)
 

        
“PREREQUISITES
        
 
Primary Rundown or Primary Correction Rundown are required for Levels 0 to IV or above and for FEBC*. They are not required for HSDC* or the many other courses below these levels.”          LRH
         (from HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”)
 

        
“Over the past year I have done considerable research, observation, pilots and more research on the subject of making successful students.
        
 
We have of course excellent study technology which is far in advance of anything Man has had. It has been developed over a period of 22 years.
 
 
Sometimes the student is very slow.
 
 
Sometimes he ends off study due to non application.
 
 
Sometimes the study tech is not used. When this happens of course the tech ‘didn't work’ because it was not used.
 
 
I have run enough pilots now in order to handle this.
 
 
PILOTS
 
 
There were several pilot Courses to find this material.
 
 
The one which finally proved it was a Course of about 12 students.
 
 
They were very slow. They were unable to apply the materials during an apprenticeship.
 
 
It was then found none of them had done an honest Primary Rundown. They had ‘know bested’ their way through it, cheating, and had falsely attested.
 
 
Then further investigation showed each one of them had come to the Course with his Ethics badly out.
 
 
A Confessional was then done on each of them and they were restarted to again do a full Primary Rundown, Student Hat and the materials.
 
 
Only then did they succeed in their application of what was studied.
 
 
This was also true of their Supervisors, each one of whom had done his Supervisor's Course with his Ethics out. So one should not blame the students only!”          LRH
         (from HCOB 15 Nov 72 II “Students Who Succeed”)
 

“A chronological study of materials is necessary for the complete training of a truly top grade expert in these lines. He can see how the subject progressed and so is able to see which are the highest levels of development. Not the least advantage in this is the defining of words and terms, for each, when originally used, was defined, in most cases, with considerable exactitude, and one is not left with any misunderstoods. It is for this reason that the Saint Hill Briefing Course checksheet should consist only of the chronological materials, studied in chronological order, excepting only the Study Tapes (Primary Rundown) which should be done first if not previously done properly.”          LRH
(from HCOB 30 July 73 “Scientology, Current State of the Subject and Materials”)

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Back to Main Index Questions and closing comments ...

 
Go back ‘Primary Rundown’ only in use during 1972-79 ... (?)

According to my knowledge it is not being delivered as a service anywhere at present. I know for a fact that it was still given in September 1979. It is offered as a service still in the periodical ‘Ability 346’, (ca Feb 81). We find it listed as an available service at the Flag Land Base (Clearwater, Fl) according to a donation price list from March-June 1982. It is listed on there as ‘Student Hat (Primary Rundown Version) $1,510.00’. Also we find it listed in ‘The Auditor 186 (US Edition)’, Apr 83, its insert lists pricings for services for respectively April-May-June 1983 that does include the Primary Rundown. Although therewith is has not been confirmed that one also still could take this service, available on a list and delivery is not always the same. Then we find it on the donation lists for August 1985 and August 1986, although the service was not being delivered as far as I know (the PRD Glossary booklet was also offered for sale during 1985-86). A last notice of it being offered as a service is found in early 1989 donation lists. It seems though that somewhere between 1979 and 1986 it must have discontinued, and this appears to have happened very silently.

Is there anyone out there who can shed some more light on this enigma? Did you do the Primary Rundown after September 1979? Anything else that would be interesting to come to light about this? Do you have interesting documentation? Then please throw me a line!

 
Go back ‘Primary Rundown’ being out of reach ...  and KTL prerequisite

To my knowledge no reason is given anywhere for its discontinuation. HCOB 24 Apr 91“Modification of the Primary Rundown” however does acknowledge that this service is or should be available (it placed the Key to Life and Life Orientation Course as prerequisites), but the Primary Rundown itself is not found on any recent services listings that I am aware of! Although ..., I stumbled over one location where the Primary Rundown is being offered as if it was available as an actual service, but it rather puzzles me. I am unsure if it was really offered for service or that it simply had been included even if it may not have been available as an actual service. The Internet page where I found this gave the copyright 1996-2004. It appears to be a french site (scientologie.tm.fr), although it contains various pages in the english language. I've attempted to contact them several times as per the email address provided for, but there is no response. The page its location was http://www.scientologie.tm.fr/wis/wiseng/40/40-study.htm. Since at least 2011 the page has been taken down. On 15 Oct 2007 it appeared as follows, see here (pop-up window).

It is first referred to again on the Grade Chart © 1990, although is not actually available as a service. The Grade Chart © 1991 notes it “as available”. Lastly the Grade Chart © 1995 refers to it as “when released”.
       © 1990                   © 1991                   © 1995
The following are additional training services that may be done at various points on The Bridge®
Primary Rundown
Product:  A superliterate, someone who has the ability to comfortably and quickly take data from a page and to be able at once to apply it.

Prerequisites:  Method One® Word Clearing
Done at Scientology Churches.

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Primary Rundown
Product:  A superliterate, someone who has the ability to comfortably and quickly take data from a page and to be able at once to apply it.

Prerequisites:  Method One® Word Clearing, Hubbard Key to Life Course, Hubbard Life Orientation Course (as available).

Done at Scientology Churches.
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Primary Rundown (when released)
Product:  A superliterate, someone who has the ability to comfortably and quickly take data from a page and to be able at once to apply it.

Prerequisites:  As designated on course checksheet.

Done at Scientology Churches.
And it may very well have been listed on these charts, although it does appear to be only for show. Many years later now, as late as till this day, it is still not available as an actual service. It may also be noted here though that the Primary Rundown is not noted on the 1975 chart and not either on the 1983 chart, although the latter chart does list the Key to Life & Life Orientation Course as a service: “Done at Scientology Churches and Missions with qualified New World Corps Teams.”. May I mention here that it was nonetheless not available for public (only staff) until its official release in 1990, but the 1983 chart does not say that either.

It seems though that there may have been some plans/intent to make it available for delivery. But for some reason it was never realized. The question is why?


KTL prerequisite

Another problem is that it has become for many about impossible to do this PRD. The prerequisites as required per this HCOB 24 Apr 91“Modification of the Primary Rundown” are that one first has to complete both the Key to Life course & Life Orientation course. And these courses by far are not cheap at all. We have seen already that the Primary Rundown as a service is not available presently in the Church of Scientology, in addition the exuberant pricings for these prerequisites (KTL & LOC) have put the PRD even further out of reach. At its introduction in May 1990 the KTL and LOC did cost respectively $7,000 (+$1,000 for materials) and $3,000 (+ $500 for materials), did make a total of $11,500 (including IAS 20% discount). Then since at least November 1991 the materials were included in the price of the course making it a total of $10,000 for both courses including the materials. If both bought at the same time the total price for both was set at $9,000. You were by the way not allowed to buy the materials separately from the course, which is probably why it later got to be offered as a package price only (course + materials). I have a record that in 2003 the whole package price (KTL & LOC) was set at $11,500 again. What I recall is that the KTL would take you 2-3 weeks to complete. The LOC only 1 week. This is quite an amount of money for one person doing these courses, which could easily be started and finished within just a month.

 
Go back ‘Primary Rundown’ replaced by ‘Standard Study Tech Drills’ (as part of ‘Golden Age of Tech’)?

Study Tech Drills (GAT)The big difference between the KTL and the Primary Rundown is the part about study technology. The Primary Rundown was about the subject of study itself, where the KTL never was. Or is it the idea to have the Primary Rundown replaced by the excessive drilling as was introduced in 1995 with the Standard Study Tech Drills? See Study Tech Part 1 & 2 drills packs, placed next to The New Student Hat Course pack (illustration on the right).

“As part of our Golden Age of Technical training breakthrough, drills have been released for the entire body of Study Technology! Every aspect has been broken down into drills, drills, drills – all to boost you up into the strata of 100% perfect application.”
         (from promo Golden Age of Tech, publication copyrighted 1996)

This way however it is achieved rather by habit than through understanding and concepts, and these are by far not the same thing!

You know, people who do not understand and can not duplicate, now they can be ruled and mislead so very, very easily. So, why-why-why are we not having this Primary Rundown in use since so many years? These last years we have the proclamation of David Miscavige that “all arbitraries are cancelled”. Well, we HAVE arbitraries, and the one regarding the Primary Rundown really bothers me!

 
Go back Gradually filtering out the ‘Primary Rundown’ till it was gone?

Could it be so that one has attempted to gradually filter out the Rundown to a point that it was totally gone? First you would in a subtly manner alter the definition and prerequisites of Fast Flow Training, then you focus on Method One Word Clearing & Student Hat (just get the attention off the PRD!, whoever needs the PRD?), and then let slip through various other arbitraries such as: “We are in the process of updating it, it's really going to be GREAT when it will be released!”. An interesting arbitrary is also the KTL and LOC consideration. It's like having someone saying: “Well guys, we don't need the Primary Rundown anymore, now we have the Key to Life!”. Well, it does not do what the PRD does, its purpose is quite different and it's only somewhat related.

I have to say something about how these courses have been received by people that I have personally spoken to. The Primary Rundown is definitely considered a life changing action by those who have done it, an LRH trained Class XII auditor (Malin Gelfan) told me for example that after doing that action she didn't read texts horizontally (line for line) anymore, no, it was like going over them vertically. The stories from persons I spoke to about the KTL are much less impressing, various expected it to be more, although various may have had very good realizations while on this course. The bottom line here is that I have not met a single person that said that the Primary Rundown was of minor consequence.

 
Go back Primary Rundown is a vital action also in present time as seen from today's fully valid HCOB's!

The present versions of various HCOB's as found in the 1991 release of ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes do list the Primary Rundown. In fact the rundown is stated being of great necessity for various, but the rundown is not delivered as a service! Meaning that this is contradictory information. This actually creates an arbitrary!
In particular we can mention HCOB 4 Apr 72 (Revised 30 May 72) “Primary Rundown (Revised)” & HCOB 15 Nov 72 II “Students Who Succeed”. Both are found in ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology: Volume X, 1972-1976’ (1991 release), relevant quotations concerning the Primary Rundown are found on respectively pages 86 & 466-467. Below I quote from the former issue (page 86).
        
“It is up to the Course Supervisor to hold this line in. His students will not prosper if their study is begun without a Primary Rundown.
        
 
It is a high crime to omit this vital step. ...
 
 
To all but those in the No Interference Area THE PRIMARY RUNDOWN IS THE REQUIRED FIRST STEP TO ALL STUDY.
 
 
When on or after OT III, such persons must now do the Primary Rundown before any continuance of study. It now becomes Mandatory.”          LRH
         (from HCOB 4 Apr 72 (Revised 30 May 72) “Primary Rundown (Revised)”)
 
The above has never been superseded nor cancelled. It says what it says!

Now, is there someone that may be does not want us to become Superliterate?

“THE PRODUCT AT THIS POINT IS A STUDENT WHO KNOWS HOW TO STUDY AND WILL BE ABLE TO USE WHAT HE STUDIES.”          LRH
         (from HCOB 4 Apr 72 “Tech Div Primary Rundown”)

 
Go back A future prospective?

A Sea Org member whom I had known for a very long time confided to me early in 2005 that International Management is working on compiling a new version of the Primary Rundown to be released possibly in the near future. He was unable to be more exact about the timing or give any further specifics, but he got accelerated solely by the idea doing this great new version. At present there is no additional news about this.
In addition one can comment how difficult a task this new version actually is to develop? How much time would it take to compile it? After all the Primary Rundown is directly based on the Student Hat, when you have the Student Hat done and ready you only need to compile the wordlists, which is basically all what you need to be able to run the Primary Rundown.

The question of course is that if L. Ron Hubbard considered this such a vital action, then why are we not having it now? We have been without it since possibly 20 years or longer now!

 
Go back What are we going to consider being a ‘Fast Flow Student’?

Are we going to follow this:

        
“PREREQUISITES 
        
 
Primary Rundown or Primary Correction Rundown are required for Levels 0 to IV or above and for FEBC. They are not required for HSDC or the many other courses below these levels.”          LRH
  
       (from HCOB 13 Aug 72R “Fast Flow Training”)
 

Or this:

        
“PREREQUISITES 
        
 
The Student Hat and Method One Word Clearing or the Primary Rundown or the Primary Correction Rundown are required for the student to fast flow his courses.
 
 
Note: Method One Word Clearing is a prerequisite for Academy Levels 0-IV, OEC* and higher-level tech and admin training.”
         (from HCOB 13 Aug 72RA (Revised 30 Aug 83) “Fast Flow Training”)
 

 
Go back David Miscavige  vs  Primary Rundown

The periodical ‘The Auditor 87 (UK Edition)’, [ca May 73] printed a success story of a 12-year old David Miscavige:
          

“David Miscavige, Fast Flow Student. Willingboro, New Jersey.
‘I did the Primary Rundown in November of 1972. Since then I've done the HSDC and Internship and the Academy Levels 0-IV. While doing these, there was a big change in my study. I was able to study 100% faster and understand the data 100% better. While on the Dianetic Internship I really saw that I could APPLY the data EASILY.
    Now while on the 0-IV Internship I also see that the data is easily applied and really works. Also it is a big win for me as I can see age makes no difference in study as I am only 12 years old’.”

          

This David Miscavige later turned to be Chairman of the board, Religious Technology Center (RTC). Since 1982 and till this day basically he is running the Church of Scientology. Per the success story in the above he appears quite pleased with having done the Primary Rundown and lists its advantages. Nonetheless at around the time he became to be the leading figure of the church, the Primary Rundown has been dropped out of use. Despite repeated promises of a forthcoming re-release of the Primary Rundown (announced since 1995), today, we still have no Primary Rundown in use!
My brief question would be: “Why?”.

I dare to confidently state here that if Mr. Miscavige would want to have the Primary Rundown available as a service, that today we would HAVE it available as a service!

 
Go back Final noteworthy comment & Where is L. Ron Hubbard?

We did see how very easy something useful can be thrown in some corner and forgotten about. In regards to the Primary Rundown is it by accident (out of ignorance) or intentionally?

In particular mind boggling is the story of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated”, and also the tale that is told by the article found in ‘The Auditor 105 (US Edition)’, Nov 74 “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” (see chapter “‘Fast Flow Training’ (1)”, section “‘The Auditor 105’”). How is it possible that everyone past this by uncaught? People always seem to make up their own things in their mind or is it simply that most people follow the herd? Not looking back, not to the left, not to the right ...
This ‘The Auditor 105 (US Edition)’, Nov 74 may have given us a clue about how the whole deal about the Primary Rundown could have been misduplicated and its discontinuation slipped through.

The big question is also where L. Ron Hubbard is in all this? He was not directly involved in the change of what was considered a Fast Flow student back in 1974. His supposed authorship of HCO PL 31 Aug 74 II “Fast Flow Training Reinstated” has in fact later been DENOUNCED. He also did not effectively counteract that change in later years, although the Primary Rundown references were not adjusted earlier than 1983 to reflect the no-requirement of the Primary Rundown. It is in particular this that seriously puzzles me! The revelations made in HCOB 21 Aug 79 “Twinning” in regards to these references are adding to the confusion (see Index for “Fast Flow training”: “Various annotations found in HCOB 21 Aug 79 ‘Twinning’ & Summary”).

When we go over the findings the position of claiming that L. Ron Hubbard was still fully in control of things or even present becomes sort of undefendable. We are obviously dealing here with a very sloppy L. Ron Hubbard, and that's not how we know him from earlier years. I received the following response to my analysis: “I again read it and it is a most confused history. However whether LRH was still alive and acting or not, if he was, he certainly was not spending his time in course rooms, and he certainly hoped that others took good care of it. The apparatus had grown so large that I easily can conceive of high-ranking people that tried to ‘solve problems’ by introducing arbitraries in the guise of alleged ‘HCO PLs’.”

But then again: OT success stories tell of that suddenly some person could became aware of some non-survival situation. They then went into that area, spotted it and handled it without even being present. And LRH would then not be able to do that? Many indicators can easily be perceived with proper data evaluation as well. If something was seriously wrong he certainly WOULD have known about it. This LRH however was not, so was it LRH? There is various that simply does not add up here ...


You may if you wish forward your views to:
        
Religious Technology Center International
1710 Ivar Avenue, Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90028 U.S.A.
Phone: (323) 663-3258
Fax: (323) 667-0960
        

You may want to ask what the plans are in regards to the Primary Rundown. If you get a response, then tell me about it.

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Back to Main Index Chronological list of LRH referencing from the 70's relating to the PRD

“A chronological study of materials is necessary for the complete training of a truly top grade expert in these lines. He can see how the subject progressed and so is able to see which are the highest levels of development. Not the least advantage in this is the defining of words and terms, for each, when originally used, was defined, in most cases, with considerable exactitude, and one is not left with any misunderstoods.”          LRH
(from HCOB 30 Jul 73 “Scientology, Current State of the Subject and Materials”)

An important notice has to be made here in regards to HCOB 30 Mar 72 “Primary Correction Rd, First Cramming Correction” & HCOB 4 Apr 72 “Tech Div Primary Rundown”. Both these issues were released again on 30 May ’72 with the notification ‘Revised’. The original versions however are therewith not necessarily being cancelled. When both the versions are compared we can see that they are quite different. There is vital information to be found in the original releases not present in these later revising versions. They simply complement each other. Both the revised versions also are not indicated in the old volumes with an ‘R’ directly following the date, they are just indicated with ‘Revised’ right under the date.

Also reflect on this notice:
        
“This idea that the ‘old’ is always cancelled by anything ‘new’ has its root in the idea that a later order cancels earlier orders, which is true. But orders are one thing and Tech basics another.”          LRH
          (from HCOB 30 Jun 70R (Revised 6 Mar 73) “ VIII Actions”)
        

Both the original versions and the revising ones are all presented in the 1976-80 release of ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes, however in the 1991 release of these same volumes they are missing out on the original versions. The 30 May ’72 versions as found in these new volumes are changed and now have the ‘R’ added following the date. My recommendation? Don't be without the original versions!

 Date   Means   Title
 22 Mar 72   Tape: 7203C22 SO  “A ‘Why’”
23 Mar 72  Tape: 7203C23 SO  “Course Supervision”
27 Mar 72  Tape: 7203C27 SO  “Supervision - Study”
28 Mar 72  Tape: 7203C28 SO  “Training Program”
28 Mar 72  Tape: 7203C28 SO  “Study and Student Hat”
29 Mar 72  Tape: 7203C29 SO  “Study ‘Why’”
29 Mar 72  LRH ED 174 Int  “Study and Tech Breakthrough”
30 Mar 72  HCOB 30 Mar 72  “Primary Correction RD, First Cramming Correction”
3 Apr 72  HCOB 3 Apr 72  “Primary Rundown Note”
4 Apr 72  LRH ED 175 Int  “Tech Div Primary Rundown”
4 Apr 72  HCOB 4 Apr 72  “Tech Div Primary Rundown”  (not same as above!)
6 Apr 72  Tape: 7204C06 SO  “The Primary Rundown”
 30 May 72   LRH ED 178 Int
 (also as article in mag. ‘The Auditor’)
 “Super Literacy”
30 May 72  HCOB 30 Mar 72 Revised  “The Primary Correction Rundown Revised”
30 May 72  HCOB 4 Apr 72 Revised  “Primary Rundown (Revised)”
14 Jun 72  Tape: 7206C14 SO  “Superliteracy”
21 Jun 72  HCOB 21 Jun 72  “Method 8”
20 Jul 72  HCOB 20 Jul 72 Issue I  “Primary Correction Rundown Handling”
13 Aug 72  HCOB 13 Aug 72R (Rev. 15 Aug 72)  “Fast Flow Training”
6 Nov 72  SO ED 141-1 Int  “Primary Rundown”
11 Nov 72  LRH ED 182 Int  “A Success Story”
15 Nov 72  HCOB 15 Nov 72 Issue II  “Students Who Succeed”
30 July 73  HCOB 30 July 73  “Scientology, Current State of the Subject and Materials” 
7 Sept 74  HCOB 7 Sept 74  (adaption of ‘LRH ED 178 Int’, 30 May 72)  “Superliteracy and the Cleared Word”
13 Oct 79  HCOB 13 Oct 79  “Conceptual Understanding”

Assessment lists:
“For use on persons who have attested to PRD completion but continue to have study difficulties or don't study or apply what they study.” (from BTB 24 Oct 73RA)
  Reference   Series   Title
 HCOB 24 Oct 73    “PRD Integrity List”
 BTB 24 Oct 73R
(Rev & Reiss 4 Aug 74 as BTB)
 Integrity Processing Form 10  “same title”
 BTB 24 Oct 73RA
(Re-Rev 10 Mar 77)
 Confessional Form 10R  “PRD Confessional List”
 HCOB 4 Nov 80*
(Cancels & Replaces BTB 24 Oct 73RA)
 Confessional Form 10RA  “same title”
* This reference is found in‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’ volumes as an ‘Issue I’, whereas the original mimeo print-off version does not say this.

 

Vocabulary:

     ..R, ..RA, ..RB (etc) or #R, #RA (etc):
For example: ‘HCO PL 24 Sept 70R’ & ‘HCO PL 24 Sept 70RA, etc. The given date denotes the first time it has been published in issue-form. The R, RA indication may also follow after an issue-number. The R stands for ‘Revision’ and would refer to that it has been revised since it was first published. If it is revised a 2nd time it is indicated as RA, a 3rd time RB, then RC, and so on.
     audit, auditing, auditor:
The application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor (listener). The goal of the auditor is to make the receiver of the auditing look at incidents and reduce the mental charge which may lay upon them. The auditor may not evaluate and has to adhere to the Auditor's code.
     BPL:
Board Policy Letter’. Color flash–green ink on cream paper. These are the issues of the Boards of Directors of the Churches of Scientology and are separate and distinct from HCO Policy Letters written by LRH. Only LRH issues may be printed green on white for policy and only LRH issues may have the prefix HCO. These Board issues are valid as Policy. (BPL 14 Jan 74R I, New Issues).
  This issue-type was established in January 1974. In October 1975 a project was started to cancel HCO PL's not written by L. Ron Hubbard and if still found being of value having them reissued as BPL's. By 1980 all BPL's had been revoked.
     cramming:
A section in the Qualifications Division where a student is given high pressure instruction at his own cost after being found slow in study or when failing his exams. The cramming section teaches students what they have missed. This includes trained auditors who wish to be brought up-to-date on current technical developments.
     ED:
Executive Directive’. Issued by any Executive Council and named for the area it applies to. Thus ED WW, meaning issued to Worldwide. They are valid for only one year. They contain various immediate orders, programs, etc. They are blue ink on blue paper. (HCO PL 24 Sept 70R). Note that the rules for LRH ED's are slightly different, and these are blue ink on white paper with a special heading.
     EP:
End Phenomena’. The expected end result of some action done, a course completed etc ... In study: (1) floating needle, (2) cognition, (3) very good indicators, (pc happy).
     floating needle (F/N):
The idle uninfluenced movement of the needle on the dial (of an E-meter) without any patterns or reactions in it. It can be as small as one inch or as large as dial wide. It does not fall or drop to the right of the dial. It moves to the left at the same speed as it moves to the right. It is observed on a Mark V E-meter calibrated with the TA (Tone Arm) between 2.0 and 3.0 with GIs (Good Indicators) in on the pc. It can occur after a cognition, blowdown of the TA (Tone Arm) or just moves into floating. The pc may or may not voice the cognition. (HCOB 7 May 69 V)
     FEBC:  
Flag Executive Briefing Course’. Consists of high level administration technology.

     FPRD:
False Purpose Rundown’. A specific auditing action aiming at disclosing hidden ‘false purposes’ of which the person him or herself is not aware of, but is undermining this person's own survival in various ways. The FPRD is basically an extension of Expanded Dianetics.
     F/N:
floating needle’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     HCOB:
Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin’. Color flash–red ink on white paper. Written by LRH only , but only so starting from January 1974. These are the technical issue line. All data for auditing and courses is contained in HCOBs. For more information go here (separate window).
    HCO PL:
Hubbard Communication Office Policy Letter’. Color flash–green ink on white paper. Written by LRH only, but only so starting from January 1974. These are the organizational and administrative issue line.
For more information go here (separate window). 
     HGC:

Hubbard Guidance Center’. The department of the technical division of a Scientology organization which sets you up for and delivers auditing.
     HSDC:
Short for ‘Hubbard Standard Dianetics Course’.
     LRH:
An usual abbreviation for ‘L. Ron Hubbard’.
     LRH ED:
L. Ron Hubbard Executive Directive’. Earlier called SEC ED's (Secretarial ED's). These are issued by LRH to various areas. They are not valid longer than one year if fully complied with when they are automatically retired. They otherwise remain valid until fully complied with or until amended or cancelled by another LRH ED. They carry current line, projects, programs, immediate orders and directions. They are numbered for area and sequence for the area and are sent to staffs or specific posts in orgs. They are blue ink on white paper with a special heading. (HCO PL 24 Sept 70R)
     Method One Word Clearing:
1. by meter in session. A full assessment of many, many subjects is done. The auditor then takes each reading subject and clears the chain back to earlier words and or words in earlier subjects until he gets an F/N*. 2. assess, take the reading items from the best read on down and with E/S (earlier similar) pull each one to F/N. Get each word you find to F/N. There can be many F/Ns per subject. End off with a win on the subject. 3. the action taken to clean up all misunderstoods in every subject one has studied. It is done by a word clearing auditor. The result of a properly done Method One word clearing is the recovery of one's education. Abbr. M1.
     Method 4 Word Clearing:
1. Method 4 fishes for the misunderstood word, finds it, clears it to F/N, looks for another in the area until there are no more with an F/N VGIs (Very Good Indicators). Then moves to another area, handles that, eventually all misunderstoods that resulted in the cramming order or non-F/N student are handled. 2. a method of word clearing in which a meter is used to rapidly locate any misunderstoods in a subject or section of materials. It is used in the classroom by the course supervisor. Abbr. M4.
     Method 8 Word Clearing:
An action used in the Primary Rundown where one is studying study tech or where one is seeking a full grasp of a subject. Its end product is superliteracy. Usually an alphabetical list of every word or term in the text of a paper, a chapter or a recorded tape is available or provided. The person looks up each word on the alphabetical list and uses each in sentences until he has the meaning conceptually. Abbr. M8.
     No-Interference Area (Zone):
Basically this covers the auditing levels from R6 Solo to OT III, in which one does not do anything except keep the person winning for R6 Solo to OT III (could be said Clear to OT III).
     OEC:
Organization Executive Course’. Refers to ‘The Organization Executive Course’ volumes. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     ‘The Organization Executive Course’:
Subtitled in the 1970-74 release: ‘An Encyclopedia of Scientology Policy’. This is a series of books that contain the HCO PL's, and any references that are primarily dealing with administrative matters. They are divided up division wise. The HCO PL's are printed in green ink on white paper, and the volumes themselves come in green bindings. These books may also be referred to as the ‘green volumes’ or even ‘OEC volumes’. The ‘old green volumes’ then would refer to the 1970-74 release, the ‘new green volumes’ instead to the 1991 release. See a listing of published volumes here (pop-up window).
     org(s):
Short for ‘organization(s)’.
     original mimeo print-off:
Individually printed issues and distributed from the Mimeo Section of the Scientology organization as opposed to those collected in volumes. These are the issues that you may regard as the real first prints. As a rule these are typed out, mimeographed and distributed as soon as possible after having been compiled or written. They are always legal-sized, 8½ by 14 inches (approx. 21,6 x 35,6 cm). If the issue had 3 or more sides, the pages were collated and stapled together in the upper left corner. More detailed information about this is found here (separate window).
    P/L or PL:
‘HCO PL’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     Rundown:
A series of steps which are auditing actions and processes designed to handle a specific aspect of a case and which have a known end phenomena. Example: Introspection Rundown. (LRH Def. Notes)  As a rule this mostly works as a corrective action and not as a mandatory part of the Bridge.
     Saint Hill Special Briefing Course (SHSBC):
This was a course delivered by L. Ron Hubbard at Saint Hill, England during 1961-66 and comprises of 447 lectures. Its result is a very adept auditor and thorough know-how of Scientology itself. The materials are studied in chronological sequence so as to fully understand the development of the technology. This will make you a Class VI Auditor.
     Sea Org (SO):
Short for ‘Sea Organization’. This is the senior organization within the Church of Scientology that see to it that Advanced Organizations (AO's) and the Class IV-V organizations do function well. They send out so-called missions if there are indications or if they find that improvement or corrections are called for. They also provide for dissemination and other programs that the Scientology organizations are to comply with. Missions may be send out to implement these and instruct the organizations.
     SO:
Sea Org(anization)’. See at that entry in vocabulary.
     ‘The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology’:
This is a series of books that contain the HCOB's, and any references that are primarily dealing with technical matters. The HCOB's are printed in red ink on white paper, and the volumes themselves come in red bindings. The references are arranged in chronological release order (per issue date). These books may also be referred to as the ‘red volumes’. The ‘old red volumes’ then would refer to the 1976-80 release, the ‘new red volumes’ instead to the 1991 release. See a listing of published volumes here (pop-up window).
     Tone Arm (TA):  (Primary Rundown)
The Tone Arm (meter control lever) of an E-meter could be judged as an indication of a certain accumulation of charge in the student. In regards to the Primary Rundown if the average of this charge is between position 2 and 3 on this meter it is considered ideal.
     twin checkouts:
In Scientology training we use a system called twin checkouts. Each student is assigned a “twin” to work with. The student studies his assigned material and is sometimes coached over the rough spots by his twin. When the student knows the material, he is then given a checkout by his twin. If he flunks, he returns to study and when ready gets a new checkout. When he passes, the twin signs the assignment sheet certifying that he has grasped it.
     Word Clearing Method ...:
See Method ... Word Clearing.

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