Scientology's "Basic Study Manual"
The BSM also has a direct attack on psychology and psychiatry
Subject: RE: Scientology's "Basic Study Manual" (BSM)
Date: Sun, 28 Apr 1996 00:38:34 UTC
Courtesy of the Information Militia Inc. (IM) The Basic Study Manual is one of scientology's attempts to get their influence in on as many school aged children as possible. In the Basic Study Manual on the page with the copyright information you will find the statement that: "This book is a part of the works of L. Ron Hubbard. It is presented to the reader as a part of the record of his personal research into life, and application of same by OTHERS, and should be construed only as a WRITTEN REPORT of such research and not as a statement of claims made by the author" There it is in black and white! His research into the application of life by OTHERS. LRH did a lot of reading of other people's materials, took a little from here and a little from there, then pieced it together and claimed it as being his own "breakthrough" discovery. This is why some of LRH's tech does make sense and works in certain applications. He took good tech from other he read, changed the terminology, put a twist throughout and then asserted it as his own. Now get out a dictionary and look up the work "charlatan". An excellent piece of work you can get that demonstrates this fact is "The Hubbard Is Bare" by Jeff Jacobsen. If you haven't read it yet then obtain a copy. You will definitely discover interesting information. In the Editor's Forward of the BSM, Applied Scholastics is referred to as "the organization which promotes and utilizes L. Ron Hubbard's study technology". So much for Applied Scholastics claims of not being associated with scientology. How may scientology courses have been taken with the exact same tech as the BSM at Scientology orgs around the world? (Student Hat, Hubbard Qualified Scientologist, Key to Life, OT, L's and on and on). You'll also find the EXACT "technology" in the HCO's (Hubbard Communications Office) Policy Letters an Bulletins, the "gospel" of the church. The BSM also has a direct attack on psychology and psychiatry in it under the guise of teaching "study tech". In chapter three titled "understanding Words" on pages 79 and 80 of the sub chapter titled "Simple Words" it states: "The subject of psychology (13) began its texts by saying they did not know what the word means. So the subject itself never arrived. Professor Wundt (14) of Leipzig (15) University in 1879 perverted the term. It really means just a study (ology) of the soul (psyche). But Wundt, working under the eye of Bismark (16) the greatest of military fascists (17) at the height of German war ambitions, had to deny man had a soul. So there went the whole subject! Men were thereafter animals (it is all right to kill animals) and man had no soul, so the word psychology could no longer be defined." Now, why would L. Ron just "happen" to choose the word psychology to use for and example. Hmmmmm. Where it really gets interesting is in the footnotes for the words so indicated in the above paragraph and where LRH can add HIS SPIN to the young readers mind. I would like to add that these are the most extensive footnotes in the entire BSM. They are: "(14) Wundt: Wilhelm Wundt (1833-1929), German psychologist and physiologist (expert in the study of functions of living things and the ways in which their parts and organs work); the originator of the false doctrine that man is no more than an animal. (15) Leipzig: a city in Germany; the location of Leipzig University where Wilhelm Wundt and others developed "modern" psychology. (16) Bismark: Otto Von Bismark (1815-1898), German political leader and the first chancellor (chief of government) from 1871-1890. Bismarck was called the "iron chancellor"; he fought wars with Denmark, Austria and France as part of his plans to unify Germany. (17) fascist: people who believe in or practice fascism, the principles or methods of government or a political party favoring rule by a dictator, with strong control of industry and labor by the central government, great restrictions upon the freedom of individuals, and extreme nationalism and militarism." So in one page total under the guise of teaching "misunderstood" words (psychology) the BSM manages to put into a young persons mind the equation that psychology and its beliefs equals man having no soul, man is only an animal, war-mongering, fascism, cruel German dictatorship, on individual freedom, being under dictator's rule, etc. As you emerge deeper in to scientology teachings the anathema of psychology and the entire mental health field is built upon. The BSM lays out the foundation for that future structure. To a young person it is subliminal, but it is on an overt level for those whose eyes are opened and have an expanded degree of insight into Scientology's methods of indoctrination. ANYONE familiar with Scientology is familiar with their desire to see the complete dismantling and eradication to the psychological and psychiatric fields. They have great success with this through another Scientology front group, the Citizen's Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). One of the ending statements in a recent CCHR newsletter says, "Remember, the psychs are next!" There are also many HCO's and other LRH writings denouncing the mental health field and the "psychs" as criminals and enemies. The BSM achieves yet another step in the Scientology goal of disassembling the credibility of psychology by putting this foundational thought into the mind of the young reader and all the while this is being done is schools and tutoring centers and "The World Literacy Crusade" under the guise of "teaching study tech". Also in the BSM is the training in "Clay Table Training and Demonstration". To the uninformed "wog" this seems like a chance to bring out the child's creativity. But anyone who has been on the inside of the Church of Scientology is familiar with clay table processing as per LRH tech taught in orgs and churches world over. You see, the use of the "clay table"is used as an integral key in all Scientology courses and all clay demos are in turn taught to be formed according to the specific "clay table tech" as far as size, shape, mass and form. In order to be acceptable, the demo's are to be done according to LRH specs, and the child's own creativity or ideas of how to represent things (what's true is what's true to you) is slowly squashed and they become replaced by LRH specifications (what was real to HIM!). Anything less than tech, FLUNK!! Talk to an ex-scientologist about the importance of the clay table in absorbing LRH courses and the concepts and the exacting methods of the display. When you go into a Scientology course room, everybody's demos look the same. It doesn't's matter if you look at figures on a clay table in Clearwater, Germany, S. Africa, Japan or Australia... the same. Didn't any of you out there notice that also? The mind and the method of understanding WILL conform! Then come the chapters on "Word Clearing". Put on the students here are the processes of Method 3 Word Clearing, Method 7 Word Clearing, and Method Word Clearing. These are at the most very banal and time consuming. They are, however, the processes that are used extensively in conjunction with clay demos in doing the Church of Scientology's min-altering courses. The equivalent of the Basic Study Manual for younger children titled Learning Hot To Learn, has a very interesting illustration on the book jacket. When it is opened, the cover has the story of OT III on it, seemingly very innocent unless you are familiar with the OT levels. It has a sweet cartoonish picture of a young boy and girl reading a book, with a large dormant volcano to the rear left, and a space capsule in the sky with a picture of a planet above it (very "space opera") and a large dinosaur to the right of that. Well, shades of Xenu! Brought here to Earth from another planet in a spaceship and placed next to volcanos (Incident II) to be blown up approximately 75 million years ago, you know about the time period of the dinosaurs. (We know why they became extinct!). I don't think the picture on this cover was designed by accident, do you? So now you realize why the Church of Scientology wants The Basic Study Manual put in on as many children as possible. It is more a primer" on Scientology methodology for absorption of Scientology courses and processes. It is considered a necessary step towards their goal of "Clearing the Planet". I advise everyone reading this to go to your local public library and read over The Basic Study Manual for yourselves. There should be a copy there because the church had a major push a few years ago to have them donated and put in the children's section as well as the educational section. It is very eye-opening once you understand what is REALLY going on. Books by LRH that the church of scientology postulates to be put into use in the school system: The Basic Study Manual Study Skills For Life Learning How To Learn The How To Use A Dictionary Course The Children's Communication Course The children's Grammar Course The Way to Happiness PR front groups for the Church of Scientology to get access for their FSM's and programs to children, schools and Social Organizations. The World Literacy Crusade Lead the Way to a Drug Free USA Drug Free Marshals Program The Way to Happiness Foundation Set a good Example Campaign Concerned Businessmen's Association of America Please crosspost this article to any newsgroups you know of where it would be on topic and of valuable information. Thank you very much. Get informed, read alt.religion.scientology! Brought to you by the Information Militia, Inc. 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