Dr. John Gordon Clark on Scientology Auditing

harvard_medicalThe best, most succinct description of Scientology auditing ever by Dr. John Gordon Clark of Harvard Medical School:

“Auditing is a simple, thoroughly designed means, of concentrating the mind to the state of a controlled trance.’

“The aim and result is progressively to enforce loyalty to and identification with Scientology to the detriment of one’s natural awareness of divergent ways of thinking and outside cultural influences.’

“Love and allegiance are more and more given exclusively to Scientology and L. Ron Hubbard.”

Quote from: http://www.holysmoke.org/cos/j-gordon-clark.htm

7 thoughts on “Dr. John Gordon Clark on Scientology Auditing”

  1. Nice one Alanzo,

    I don’t have time now but I’ll try to develop something for this topic, and post it later.

    I’m sure you have seen some of the psychotic conversations going on at Marty’s blog.

    Also It would be nice if experienced auditors post their comments to your post, as I’m not one, and I would like to hear what they have observed over the years, regarding these altered states.


      • LG,

        The religious nuts defending their hypnosis. Their communication seems rational only within the context of the Church of Scientology religiously induced insane asylum.

        If you go out into third world countries where Catholicism or Islam prevails, you will see the same kind of behavior. Over there it is still part of the culture for the devoted, to express their trance in various ways.

        But make no mistake about it, behind their smoke screen and sophistries, Scientologists and Christian/Muslim fanatics are all birds of a feather.

    I and others have noted many times before that knowledge about the mind, its processes and phenomena has been extensively studied and recorded in the East for thousands of years. Particularly that Buddhism is the largest reservoir of knowledge on the subject.
    In the late 1800’s two major events occurred that advanced human thought in the West:
    One was the publishing of The Egyptian Book of the Dead and The Pyramid Texts which essentially revealed the source and the history of Religion and Magic in the West and showed the three main monotheistic cults as emperors with no clothes.
    The other was the publishing of Buddhist and Vedic sacred texts, along with disseminating Yoga and meditation practices.
    The Theosophical Society had a big hand in syncretizing and popularizing both aspects of this ancient spiritual knowledge. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theosophical_Society
    Hubbard’s main source, Aleister Crowley was at the forefront of this movement and incorporated all of 
    this esoterica into his Thelema system.
    I think a must read for recovering Scientologists and others is Crowley’s Essay on Yoga, brilliantly
    written, you will see Hubbard’s “unique” insights into the mind plagiarized from Yoga, via Crowley.
    See http://hermetic.com/crowley/eight-lectures-on-yoga/
    It is obvious to me that Scientologists lack the most basic common sense to be able to understand
    the processes involved in auditing, the similarities and differences between the different states achieved
    by focusing attention on mental  objects, like it is done in Reverie, Meditative Absorption or under
    Now, it doesn’t take a genius to understand that if you spent an entire lifetime and thousands of hours in “auditing” under the control of auditors and of an entire organization of lunatics, probably your sense of autonomy is just a figment of your imagination.
    Equally, that if you spent thousands of hours studying religious scriptures, probably you have driven yourself into some kind of a permanent trance.

  3. I must say here that auditing in the late ’70s actually helped me to overcome my hard-core addiction to Scientology. That addiction ran like any drug or incident and I realized that I no longer believed I needed it. With some excellent Flag auditing cleanup under my belt, that EP just seemed as it should be.

    However, when I first got audited on Grade 0 processes in ’66 I was immediately addicted. Auditing was such a high and so easy to achieve, and I just wanted to feel that way all the time. I would do what I could to attain that for the next 13 years. Fortunately, in ’79 I saw the light. People were choosing sides for the first time I’d heard of, in the big “schism.” What pushed me over the edge was when David Mayo was made such a scapegoat. When I’d had my best ever auditing at Flag, Mayo was the Senior CS on it. I’d always loved auditing so for this intensive to be so outstanding, in my 12 or so years, meant a lot. Being in on the grapevine later, I heard about the many folks who had had the most training and auditing, exactly what I was striving for, and were the most respected within the group, were either being kicked out or were opting out. The Doubt Formula was organic from that point on. I still have trouble understanding why more folks didn’t leave then, and why some of those are still on board 35 years later.

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