L. Ron Hubbard's Class 8 lectures, excerpts and background
Long before the Internet...
What you do not get here are the numerous breaks in the lectures.
Sometimes a ship's horn would drown him out, some times he went into a violent burst of profanity, sometimes he got annoyed that someone was not paying total attention, or coughing. He would verbally abuse them (Hank Laarhuis)
if they coughed.He would have the tape wound back and continue with the delivery.
Listening to this again makes one realise that he was completely "away with the fairies".
The slip-ups (DC-8 with propellers etc) can be picked up quite easily.
Interesting that he is into the "the people will obey you" routine, "we own the planet" (Did TC use this as his mantra?).
The sad thing is that he completely believed his fantasies were reality.
I suppose that is one of the liabilities of a chronic drug history.
When you see the photos of him when in hiding, he looks a wreck. This is a man ravaged by self-abuse and personal neglect.
Clearly he "freewheeled" down the tone scale into hiding.
Maybe GOLD, SP Hall and the RPF are Incident 111 ?
The "philosophy" dates back to at least 1938.
The plan dates back to at least 1955.
Hubbard became the "Implanter" - officially - when he told Scientologists the (deadly serious, dangerous, too difficult to discover on their own, yet vital to their survival) contents of their own minds (and spaces) through his "Confidential Upper Level" materials.
He even gave them electro-meters, which would "tell them" that the dangerous and vital-to-survival significance (including Xenu) was "true," thus "using electronics to overwhelm with significance."
The "good stuff" of Scientology (sometimes simplistically called "White Scientology") is relegated to being merely the "bait" on the "hook."
You really had to be there, at that time, in that place, Corfu, Oct, 1968 - the Original Class VIII Course was a complete continuous implant from beginning to end.
The overboards, the lack of sleep, the poor food, the chronically unsafe environment, the threats, the invalidation, the evaluations of what to run, what to think about your case, violated every aspect of the Auditors Code and ALL other Scio Codes.
The hours were from 7.30 am.......until long after Midnight - every day. Sleep deprivation abounded. (I handled this for myself by putting an "in session" sign on my cabin door and taking a 3 hour nap.)
The stress level was enormous - the amount of continuous violence, hatred, contempt and make nothing of emanating from LRH and the Commordore Staff - of each person there was incredible.
One could say that this was in actuality started in September, 1967 - in Las Palmas - it was then that the sleep deprivation and brutality began......slowly it got worse.......the SO people on the ship began to become shadows of themselves - this can be easily observed in the BBC interview of the crew in early 1968.
Very little auditing or training took place on the crews during this period. Mostly quicky stuff.
Long before the Internet...