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L. Ron Hubbard

Advanced Procedure and Axioms (1951): This book contains Ron's initial findings about the mechanism a person uses to explain away any failures in life, called a "service facsimile" because (he thinks) it serves him. The exact wording of it is unique to every individual. The mechanism has a serious downside, however, in that it locks a person into patterns of behavior that guarantee only further frustration and failure. The subject of self-determinism is a key concept explored in APA and Ron's researches developed an advance in Dianetics processing called Effort Processing that audited engrams more efficiently by addressing the thought, the emotion and the effort contained in them. The Fifteen Acts outlined aim to restore a person's self-determinism, including Ron's crucial discovery of the importance of responsibility in the rehabilitation of a person's ability. The axioms and discoveries laid out here set the direction for all future processing advances.

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I really enjoyed reading this book, I have read it 3 times, the last time was with the lectures on the book and lecture course, which of course gave the most understanding of it. This book is written in a very scientific why with few examples I find that easier to read, however many people do not.
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Reviewed by blaze March 27, 2013
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Great Book

I really enjoyed reading this book, I have read it 3 times, the last time was with the lectures on the book and lecture course, which of course gave the most understanding of it. This book is written in a very scientific why with few examples I find that easier to read, however many people do not.

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This book has some great data and is a pretty fast read, but it's not for beginner, just in case someone is looking for something like that.

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I love this book and Act 1 is a common reference given to auditors to read by case supervisors. Just for that alone, auditors should have a copy, not to mention all the great data in the book as described above.
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Reviewed by John Nunez November 13, 2012
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Advanced theory that takes one higher

I love this book and Act 1 is a common reference given to auditors to read by case supervisors. Just for that alone, auditors should have a copy, not to mention all the great data in the book as described above.

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Has amazing information on responsibility and the spirit. The subject of "service facsimiles" is given its first introduction, and it really can amplify ones understanding of this vital subject. There is a path/Bridge given in the book which is enlightening as to the basic steps one takes to spiritual ability and freedom. The processes can be run without a meter.
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Not an entry-level book. In fact many Scientologists at the time of the release of the book could not handle the information on responsibility and left! It is at the opposite end of the spectrum to Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, which treats the person more as a victim, whereas this book puts one as the author of all one's travails. So be ready for that. Eventually one has to be whether one likes it or not.

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From an auditor's perspective, especially the First Act, this book has vital elements to successful application of all the tech.
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Reviewed by LDW November 12, 2012
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Cause

From an auditor's perspective, especially the First Act, this book has vital elements to successful application of all the tech.

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The entire concept of the quote on page 35 of the 1974 edition: "Any pre-clear can be quickly shown, when he has reached the fourth act, that he himself determined his own condition. This is not done accusatively."

Many philosophies assume that one is subservient to another cause. This means there's nothing you can do about it.
This book details how and why one is cause, which means something can be done about it. I prefer this approach to life.

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Covers the subject of responsibility very well. Gives understanding on the mechanism that locks people into patterns of failure. If you want to gain insight on what restoration of responsibility has to do with restoring a persons ability read this book.
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Reviewed by Angela November 12, 2012
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Responsibility and Full Responsibility.

Covers the subject of responsibility very well. Gives understanding on the mechanism that locks people into patterns of failure. If you want to gain insight on what restoration of responsibility has to do with restoring a persons ability read this book.

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This book appeared a month before Handbook for Preclears, and its advanced procedure covers the same ground as that self-processing book but considering a case from the outside, from the viewpoint of an auditor. Here are L. Ron Hubbard's research advances from the time he spent in Wichita during 1951, very clearly and concisely summarised from his lectures to give auditors an instruction manual. Service facsimiles, the emotional curve, effort processing, and sympathy exciters are all defined for the first time in a book.

There are two amazing chapters on responsibility and full responsibility; these are essential reading for anyone who wants to be OT but thinks he doesn't need responsibility! Just look at the definition of responsibility that LRH gives here, and the later Grades Chart definition of OT.

Unlike the later axioms of Scientology, the 194 axioms of Dianetics are still about the matter, effort, emotion and thought of physical organisms. LRH had yet to make the breakthrough of Scientology, separating out the thetan as senior to the organism. For example, axiom 121 here stated that every thought has been preceded by a physical action - whereas we now know that that should read 'every aberrated thought'.

In his early books LRH made it plain that the therapy of Dianetics for individuals was just a first step toward a much broader body of knowledge that could be applied to all the sciences and other areas of human activity. This would be the bridge to a new civilization. The axioms of Dianetics are interesting in this context, and I'm sure many other people have seen their applicability to their professions. My own area is in the biological sciences, and many of these axioms stand out for me as general principles that we know in biology by more specific examples. Axiom 70 explains why every plant has a resting stage in its life cycle. The idea that viruses as well as cells can contribute to building an organism (Axiom 41) was radical in 1951, but now it's well accepted. It would be quite possible to teach a university course in biology, ecology and evolution organized on many of LRH's axioms of Dianetics as the stable data for each topic.
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Reviewed by Alael November 11, 2012
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Theory of effort, emotion and thought

This book appeared a month before Handbook for Preclears, and its advanced procedure covers the same ground as that self-processing book but considering a case from the outside, from the viewpoint of an auditor. Here are L. Ron Hubbard's research advances from the time he spent in Wichita during 1951, very clearly and concisely summarised from his lectures to give auditors an instruction manual. Service facsimiles, the emotional curve, effort processing, and sympathy exciters are all defined for the first time in a book.

There are two amazing chapters on responsibility and full responsibility; these are essential reading for anyone who wants to be OT but thinks he doesn't need responsibility! Just look at the definition of responsibility that LRH gives here, and the later Grades Chart definition of OT.

Unlike the later axioms of Scientology, the 194 axioms of Dianetics are still about the matter, effort, emotion and thought of physical organisms. LRH had yet to make the breakthrough of Scientology, separating out the thetan as senior to the organism. For example, axiom 121 here stated that every thought has been preceded by a physical action - whereas we now know that that should read 'every aberrated thought'.

In his early books LRH made it plain that the therapy of Dianetics for individuals was just a first step toward a much broader body of knowledge that could be applied to all the sciences and other areas of human activity. This would be the bridge to a new civilization. The axioms of Dianetics are interesting in this context, and I'm sure many other people have seen their applicability to their professions. My own area is in the biological sciences, and many of these axioms stand out for me as general principles that we know in biology by more specific examples. Axiom 70 explains why every plant has a resting stage in its life cycle. The idea that viruses as well as cells can contribute to building an organism (Axiom 41) was radical in 1951, but now it's well accepted. It would be quite possible to teach a university course in biology, ecology and evolution organized on many of LRH's axioms of Dianetics as the stable data for each topic.

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I loved this book because it was easy to read, and clearly outlined one of the most useful concepts (to me) in Scientology, namely, the Service Facsimile. It explains how we create reasons to justify our actions, in order to avoid looking at the real underlying reasons we do things. One can see this mechanism in operation in everyday society, in situations all the time, and it is really empowering to know about this mechanism of the human mind, in order to be able to recognise it both in ourselves and others, and proceed to correct accordingly.
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Reviewed by eagle November 11, 2012
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The Service facsimile

I loved this book because it was easy to read, and clearly outlined one of the most useful concepts (to me) in Scientology, namely, the Service Facsimile. It explains how we create reasons to justify our actions, in order to avoid looking at the real underlying reasons we do things. One can see this mechanism in operation in everyday society, in situations all the time, and it is really empowering to know about this mechanism of the human mind, in order to be able to recognise it both in ourselves and others, and proceed to correct accordingly.

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A simple summation of the Service Facsimile, or in other words, the mechanism of how we create reasons for why we are RIGHT about something, rather than look at the situation as it actually is.

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