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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeff Jacobsen)
Subject: LRH quotation; e-meter bogus
Date: 31 Oct 1995 16:10:03 GMT
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"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 ftp.primenet.com /users/c/cultxpt
Scottsdale AZ 85271 http://www.xnet.com/~can/can.html
USA Scientology has raided 4 critics' homes!!!