Just a comment on the above. LRH mentions OT VIII several times in the Class VIII course tapes, which means it was in development as early as 1968.
I remember Ron working on the OT levels.
The first time i thought he had some one in his office.He was talking for ages,
then he came out to give me a message and he was the only one in the room.He was talking to a tape recorder. Silly me
He spent weeks doing this,sometimes never leaving the office the whole of my shift.
I only ever caught the odd word,mostly it was just a mumble.
If he showed his face.it was usually to speak to MSH.
As i said in my story,it was hard to stay awake.If i heard a loud splash in the water in the still of night,i wondered was it a dolphin,or a shark
On occasion we (LRH and I)would go to the teltext office,but he nearly always told me to go off somewhere.I n other words it was private.
How do you know he was dictating material related to OT 8?
Page after page of (transcribed) covert Intelligence materials were dictated around that same time.
'Branch One Hatting Letters', 'Intelligence Actions, Covert Intelligence Data Collection', briefings on infiltration and covert document acquisition, etc.
The output of covert Intel tech and propaganda tech material was major in 1969, just as PR tech material was major in the early 1970s.