Archive Message - 1995

From braintree!!!!!cultxpt Tue Oct 31 10:54:12 1995 Path: braintree!!!!!cultxpt From: (Jeff Jacobsen) Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology Subject: LRH quotation; e-meter bogus Date: 31 Oct 1995 16:10:03 GMT Organization: Primenet (602)395-1010 Lines: 21 Message-ID: <475hor$> NNTP-Posting-Host: NNTP-Posting-User: cultxpt X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2] "The E-Meter is no longer used to determine 'what is wrong with the preclear.' As we long ago suspected, the intervention of a mechanical gadget between the auditor and the preclear had a tencency to de-personalize the session and also gave the auditor a dependence upon the physical universe and its meters which did not have to be there." (Dianetics 55!, p.101) Well, uh, let's see... I heard Hubbard wrote this at the time he was having problems with Volney Mathisson and his patent on the e-meter. Later this patent argument was straightened out in Hubbard's favor and thus the return of the e-meter. BTW, I have a copy of a Home Workshop catalog from 1942 that shows a crude e-meter and calls it a fun-provoking party toy. It was to be used as a lie detector. -- ////// Jeff Jacobsen SP4, Scientology critic PO Box 3541 /users/c/cultxpt Scottsdale AZ 85271 USA Scientology has raided 4 critics' homes!!!


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