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I see that some individuals in the FZ can evaluate what works for them. Most if not all of the things I've dropped personally have been excessive prerequisites and stops. I can see that the OT levels, as they stand, do not produce the states that used to be stated on the grade chart. OT3 does not produce "Freedom from Overwhelm". I've been studying a lot of the early positivite processing used in the 50s and am looking at putting together an ACC hopefully in the not too distant future. A lot of LRH's early research was based on working with a number of co-audits in a group situation. That's where I think development of actual OT states could become real.
That is also when LRH had some capable assistants. I wish I could recall what auditing process he ran on me in 1948. I just know I went exterior with pretty good perceptics. As you probably know from my posts I have been tracking with some of John Galusha's work. That is because with LRH's early tech I get an initial high state (lovely to behold) that does not last long. Then there was something Filbert said about one having to do the Bridge, especially the lower level more than once, so I got to thinking that if one resolved the stuck identities directly and right away, then I would be better able to evaluate (for myself) the rest of the tech.
Ralph, I think that if you put together an ACC using the bag of processes that the earlier auditors successfully audited with (pre-Bridge) you will face the same problem Ron faced -- PC's not sticking around long enough to make you rich and famous. Just talk to Mike Goldstein over at Idenics and see for yourself. This is not a problem if you have handled yourself on money and power. In the 60's John Galusha was auditing that way as a field auditor and he was averaging $300 per week.
I love the direction you are going in, focusing on the earlier positive processes and I hope you revive those good ole days.