From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 10 - January 1993

Author's Postscript from "Scientology - A Handbook For Use" by L. Kin

What I have tried to do in the two volumes of this book is to present
a distillation of my experience with scientology, of what I found
valid and workable, so that one may be able to freely talk about it
without being forced into agreements and conclusions, and without
cringing inwardly. This experience has three aspects: that of studying
and being audited, that of applying it in my private life, my family
and, naturally, my job, and lastly that of having become a member of a
movement which I consider vitally important in cultural and
humanitarian respects.

When I started to become interested in scientology, it appeared to
promise insights into the connectedness between man and his mind far
beyond any comparable system I was aware of. This promise has been
kept. My studies into, and personal experience with, western
psychology, eastern philosophy, yoga and meditation were, prior to
that, of great importance to me but turned out to have been only
preliminaries, for when I finally hit upon scientology, it allowed me,
retrospectively, to fully penetrate the earlier disciplines. In the
many years I have worked with scientology, I was not alone but with a
number of others at various times, first inside the CofS and than
outside, both as an auditor using the tech individually, and helping
to train others in its use. (A double function which is practiced by
most auditors in the CofS-independent field.)

The reason to write all this down was partly to clear my head of the
whole thing at a point where I felt I finally got on top of it, but
also because of the realisation that it could well serve a useful
purpose in helping others to understand something that is not that
easy to grasp from available materials.

Personally I feel it is our joint responsibility to care for the
immense achievement that Ron Hubbard's work represents, and to exhaust
all its possibilities. It is the responsibility of all those who feel
a mental response to his thoughts. One should not by any means leave
this up to the CofS alone. A glance in your daily paper will tell you
what results they are getting and how far adrift they are.

As soon as you take the viewpoint that you are responsible for
something, it becomes easier to comprehend it and to identify areas
that need further clarification. It is probably this that has enabled
us outside the CofS to resolve various aspects of the tech,
particularly about the upper part of the bridge, that were left
incomplete by Hubbard and were proving unsatisfactory in practice.
This, and the fact that no-one in the CofS is allowed to contribute to
the subject, which they think was Hubbard's job, and they believe he
completed it. So there is nothing that ever came from their side, no
further thoughts, no reflections, critical discussions, whatever, and
one would not expect anything to come from them in the future.

It seems very much so that we were right in taking on this
responsibility. One example for that is the reach of the bridge as it
is delivered outside the CofS, and the results obtained. This is true
in particular for Bill Robertson's "Excalibur" which certainly does
reach parts of the case that "NOTs", the CofS's equivalent, cannot
reach. As well, the standard of a 'case completion' is wholly unknown
in the CofS. And as it is all entirely within the concepts and
technology as devised by Hubbard, we may assume that we did the right
thing and that he would approve of our work instead of turning in his

I am, of course, not claiming all is known to us regarding the mind. I
restrict myself to simply saying that a certain stage of know-how and
effectiveness have been achieved which can be made public in this way.
Perhaps it will help others to take their part in the work of carrying
it further, the work L. Ron Hubbard started when he wrote in 1950 at
the end of "Dianetics, Modern Science of Mental Health": "For God's
sake, get busy and build a better bridge!"

I for one take him seriously.