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L. Ron Hubbard

Scientology: 8-80 (November 1952): Research following the early days of Dianetics led Ron the discovery of the person as fundamentally a spiritual being and this book gives the first explanation of the electronics associated with thought. Ron describes the energy phenomena that exist in any person and explains how these are mirrored in the physical universe. He details the link between theta and MEST, how we create energy and what energy is. Here, too, is the first appearance of the sub-zero Tone Scale, those levels of emotion and existence that are  applicable not to the human being but only to the thetan itself.

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The research that LRH reported in 8-80 triumphantly confirms that a thetan is the source of energy as well as space and time. This was a step toward his demonstration over the next year that a thetan has much higher abilities that creating MEST.

This book introduces two vivid metaphors. First, the life static is like a mirror that holds images of motion. Secondly, a facsimile is compared to a heavy curtain (effort, emotion and thought) suspended by a thin strip (aesthetics) at the top. It's only necessary to erase the the aesthetic band to make the whole curtain fall away. Then there's the totally new concept of the elasticity of flows: essential in getting a pc to run energy flows, and a hint as to how the science of electronics might be developed in a new direction.

I recommend the 2007 edition over earlier ones, as it makes it plain that 8-80 was written in three stages during a year when the subject was rapidly changing. The first part began as 'How to Audit', a companion to 'What to Audit' a.k.a 'A History of Man', and both books address the pc as a thetan, not as a human. The extensive glossary by Alphia Hart in earlier editions was interesting but not essential. Unlike some of the other "Basics" editions, this one is not marred by fanciful illustrations. The cover illustration is repeated as chapter headings, and the other line diagrams are all unchanged from the first edition.
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Reviewed by Alael December 18, 2012
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Yes, theta does create energy

The research that LRH reported in 8-80 triumphantly confirms that a thetan is the source of energy as well as space and time. This was a step toward his demonstration over the next year that a thetan has much higher abilities that creating MEST.

This book introduces two vivid metaphors. First, the life static is like a mirror that holds images of motion. Secondly, a facsimile is compared to a heavy curtain (effort, emotion and thought) suspended by a thin strip (aesthetics) at the top. It's only necessary to erase the the aesthetic band to make the whole curtain fall away. Then there's the totally new concept of the elasticity of flows: essential in getting a pc to run energy flows, and a hint as to how the science of electronics might be developed in a new direction.

I recommend the 2007 edition over earlier ones, as it makes it plain that 8-80 was written in three stages during a year when the subject was rapidly changing. The first part began as 'How to Audit', a companion to 'What to Audit' a.k.a 'A History of Man', and both books address the pc as a thetan, not as a human. The extensive glossary by Alphia Hart in earlier editions was interesting but not essential. Unlike some of the other "Basics" editions, this one is not marred by fanciful illustrations. The cover illustration is repeated as chapter headings, and the other line diagrams are all unchanged from the first edition.

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