Scientology, especially in its present form, is bunkum. That doesn't mean there aren't some good ideas, and I've drawn from it occasionally despite not being an official Scnist or anything of the sort (my religious affiliation is Anglican). One of my friends is a Jungian analytical psychologist. That set me to thinking about the e-meter, as in a sense, it was Jung that discovered it (though the device was unamplified, ginormous, and the needle deflections were tiny). Hubbard categorised the many different kinds of deflections (including the all-important harmonic oscillation or floating needle). Matheson built an e-meter that you could carry around, amplified so its needle movements could be better read. I know a few therapists that use the meter in a host of practices: straight Jung, Dianetics, Traumatic Incident Reduction, etc etc. I also found a refinement on the e-Meter concept that, for brevity's sake, I will call the M-meter (more-fully, the Mitchell bilateral electropsychometer). As far as I can tell, this measures the proportion of left-brained to right-brained electrical activity, and is particularly useful for determining whether confabulations or lies of omission are taking place. (the first one can be summarised as "but?" and the second as "and...?") Unfortunately, it's passed out of manufacture (was made by Clarity Meters and Psychotechnics), but I got hold of the schematics and made one myself. My friend pronounced it "transformational". You still need the old school e-Meter though; they sort of work as a team. Does anyone else agree that metered therapy is promising? Or disagree, come to think of it?