Self Analysis (August 1951): Possibly the best introduction to the subjects of Dianetics and Scientology. Self Analysis contains both a series of essays on the basic discoveries Ron had made up to this point in his research as well as an extensive processing section that a person can do by themselves. The book contains a special version of the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation and a series of tests one can do to plot oneself on the Tone Scale. Then, by applying the processes from the second half of the book, one is guided through a path of self-discovery. These techniques have been in use for more than six decades and Ron referred to them again and again throughout his research, stating that the processes here were capable of curing any neurosis.
This is the starting point for anyone wanting auditing. You will be audited by L. Ron Hubbard himself through the pages of this book.
If you purchase a used or second-hand copy of Self Analysis, try to get one that still contains its little cardboard disc. This will be needed when you do the exercises, although if it is gone, there is a back-up system explained in the book. The disc is used to help you raise your general level of awareness and open up many new channels of perception. LRH found that there were many more channels of perception that what is commonly taught in school — sight, sound, touch, hearing, taste, etc. You will explore many of them in this book.