More About Special Course in Human Evaluation
In the last chapter of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, L. Ron Hubbard spoke of the broad application of Dianetics to the Third Dynamic, with the ultimate aim of a world without war, where Mankind could aspire to higher goals. By the fall of 1950, and with hundreds of Dianetics groups and organizations expanding into a very aberrated planet, the need for such technology was acute. Thus began Mr. Hubbard’s codification of the fundamental laws of Group Dianetics. As he explained at the time: “Dianetics has kept on advancing, not only in the line of individual processing, but all the other dynamics. You should realize that each dynamic is a full subject. And two or three months ago I woke up to the fact that we have not thoroughly examined yet the Third Dynamic. A whole science lay in the Third Dynamic—a whole science.” Thereafter, research into both the First and Third Dynamics progressed in tandem, with each study illuminating the other. The discovery that Life Energy existed as separate and distinct from the physical universe further illuminated the true nature of a group as a life entity in itself—quite distinct from MEST. Moreover, just as with an individual, a group was attempting to conquer the physical universe, and with each failure came consequent enturbulation and drop in tone. These findings were summarized in a series of watershed essays detailing how to create and maintain a high-toned group. Included among these: “An Essay on Authoritarianism.” and “An Essay on Management.” But given group survival is dependent on both group and individual tone level, L. Ron Hubbard provided something more. It followed from the fact that just as an auditor must be able to evaluate the case state of a preclear, a group must be able to evaluate the state of its members and so predict future behavior. Thus in early 1951, at his home in Palm Springs, California, Mr. Hubbard began mapping out the complete manifestations of human emotion, character and reaction at every level of survival. This work culminated in the landmark Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation and its comprehensive text, Science of Survival. With this technology at hand, he next scheduled a Special Course in Human Evaluation, to be held at the newly formed Dianetics Foundation in Wichita. In addition to Foundation students, and in evidence of the sweeping demand for this technology, many Wichita civic leaders and industrialists were also present. Whereupon, commencing on 13 August 1951, Mr. Hubbard revealed all he had discovered encompassing human behavior on both the First and Third Dynamics: the nature of life force and its role in the physical universe, the interaction of the Eight Dynamics, the vital importance of group ARC and the application of the Tone Scale and the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation across every dynamic. Containing L. Ron Hubbard’s watershed technology of Human Evaluation, what these lectures represent is a major step in the achievement of the Third Dynamic technology he first postulated in 1950.