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Scientology Books Science of Survival

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L. Ron Hubbard

Science of Survival (1951): In the year following the release of DMSMH, Ron gathered a tremendous amount of information on the subject of how cases responded to auditing and therefore the subject of human behavior. He codified this information in the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation. Science of Survival is organized around this valuable chart with individual chapters describing each of the chart's many columns in detail. Following on his first description of the life force, which he termed theta, Ron gives his first and most thorough description of the interactions between theta and the physical universe composed of matter, energy, space and time or, acronymically, MEST. Science of Survival enables one to predict the behavior of others accurately. By knowing only one or two characteristics of an individual, one can, by using the Chart of Evaluation, reliably predict how the person will respond in other areas of living as well as auditing. In Science of Survival is found the fundamentals that a decade and a half later were codified in the Grade Chart.

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Know who to trust. Read it.
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Reviewed by atkinsjennifer82 April 15, 2015
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OMG. Where would I be without this book???

Know who to trust. Read it.

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OMG. Where would I be without this book??? It’s my bible, my guide to knowing who to trust and how to survive in this tough world. Love it.
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A must read!
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Reviewed by ul2106 November 12, 2012
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Survival tool in business

A must read!

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it helped me a lot in my business as a recruiter. You really can predict the behavior of a candidate in unusual situations.
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In my mind, Science of Survival is the "owner's manual" for anyone who wants to successfully survive on this planet. It can be read as a first book, but I would also recommend intro books on Scientology and Dianetics like Fundamentals of Thought and Dianetics: Evolution of a Science.
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Reviewed by Robert Almblad November 11, 2012
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The owner's manual for inhabitants of planet earth...

In my mind, Science of Survival is the "owner's manual" for anyone who wants to successfully survive on this planet. It can be read as a first book, but I would also recommend intro books on Scientology and Dianetics like Fundamentals of Thought and Dianetics: Evolution of a Science.

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I have read this book cover to cover at least a dozen times and used sections of it many more times as a guide to survival and understanding the intricacies of communications and human relations. It is one of those books that you will find new revelation(s) each time you read it as it relates to your current circumstances.
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Reviewed by Angela November 11, 2012
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Must Read

I have read this book cover to cover at least a dozen times and used sections of it many more times as a guide to survival and understanding the intricacies of communications and human relations. It is one of those books that you will find new revelation(s) each time you read it as it relates to your current circumstances.

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Although I am personally no longer a Scientologist, I have to confess that I still refer to this book when the need to evaluate people, groups or organizations arises. It is THE best guide to assessing people ever, and despite much research into this area, the chart of human evaluation remains one of the most accurate tools to assess people and situations. The scale of characteristics allows one to plot a number of different factors to reach an overall rating of where a person is at. Many people find some of it contentious - for example, when one has identified a dangerous person, who seems "oh so nice", but the fact remains that the guide is always spot on.

The parts describing the theta-mest theory are also essential to understanding the life and anti-life forces that pervade this universe, and it is a very helpful guide to understanding what one is navigating in life.

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Reviewed by eagle November 10, 2012
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The Science of Surivial indeed

Although I am personally no longer a Scientologist, I have to confess that I still refer to this book when the need to evaluate people, groups or organizations arises. It is THE best guide to assessing people ever, and despite much research into this area, the chart of human evaluation remains one of the most accurate tools to assess people and situations. The scale of characteristics allows one to plot a number of different factors to reach an overall rating of where a person is at. Many people find some of it contentious - for example, when one has identified a dangerous person, who seems "oh so nice", but the fact remains that the guide is always spot on.

The parts describing the theta-mest theory are also essential to understanding the life and anti-life forces that pervade this universe, and it is a very helpful guide to understanding what one is navigating in life.

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The Chart of Human evaluation, and the Tone Scale, as well as the principles of theta-mest, remain the best guide to evaluating people yet.
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This book would be too advanced for most beginners, it would be better to read book such as Dianetics: the original thesis, and Self Analysis first, in order to have some conceptual foundation. I would thus recommend it depending on assessment of a person's ability to comprehend the concepts.

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This was the first book I read and for me it was a good introduction to the topic of the tonescale. I think it is a good starting point, since the tonescale is a basic principle in auditing. Reading this book made me think optimistic about my environment.
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Reviewed by scrub November 10, 2012
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A good introduction

This was the first book I read and for me it was a good introduction to the topic of the tonescale. I think it is a good starting point, since the tonescale is a basic principle in auditing. Reading this book made me think optimistic about my environment.

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I also think the theta mest theory is an important concept to understand. Reach and withdraw with the physical universe is also well covered.
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Reviewed by mkmrmny November 10, 2012
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This is actually and deep and important book.

I also think the theta mest theory is an important concept to understand. Reach and withdraw with the physical universe is also well covered.

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This really is important on knowing where people are at and being able to understand human personalities.

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This book has always been to me the 'Scientology Bible'. Not only does it expand significantly on what LRH had uncovered in DMSMH, but it goes well beyond into what was to become the subject of Scientology; indeed, to me, it is the basis on which Scientology as a subject evolved.

The book has two parts;

One is the exploration by LRH of various survival potentials of individuals and groups and how to find where on a 'chart' of those potentials a person or group can be located, and once located, prediction on how that person or group will respond to various situations they find themselves in. This book contains perhaps the most valuable of all of LRH's basic discoveries; it is not only enlightening, but it gives a tool which maybe the most vital tool one can have as one navigates the shoals of life; namely, how to accurately read and understand another individual or group and not be 'fooled' by PR.

The other part of the book is the exploration of the relationship between a spiritual Being and the physical universe; how they interact with one another; the cause/effect of their relationship; so many other treasures too numerous to list out here. To me, this part of Science of Survival is pure spirituality, who and what we are, why we are here, what we are doing here, and so forth. Enjoy.
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Reviewed by Bob Grant November 09, 2012
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This book has always been to me the 'Scientology Bible'. Not only does it expand significantly on what LRH had uncovered in DMSMH, but it goes well beyond into what was to become the subject of Scientology; indeed, to me, it is the basis on which Scientology as a subject evolved.

The book has two parts;

One is the exploration by LRH of various survival potentials of individuals and groups and how to find where on a 'chart' of those potentials a person or group can be located, and once located, prediction on how that person or group will respond to various situations they find themselves in. This book contains perhaps the most valuable of all of LRH's basic discoveries; it is not only enlightening, but it gives a tool which maybe the most vital tool one can have as one navigates the shoals of life; namely, how to accurately read and understand another individual or group and not be 'fooled' by PR.

The other part of the book is the exploration of the relationship between a spiritual Being and the physical universe; how they interact with one another; the cause/effect of their relationship; so many other treasures too numerous to list out here. To me, this part of Science of Survival is pure spirituality, who and what we are, why we are here, what we are doing here, and so forth. Enjoy.

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