Summary of Scientology

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Summary of Scientology is a volume of about 90 pages written by Jack F. Horner D.D.; D.ScnAbbreviation for Scientology. (Modern Management Technology Defined (C) 1976).. [1] and published by HASIAbbreviation for Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. (Modern Management Technology Defined (C) 1976). (HUBBARD ASSOCIATION OF SCIENTOLOGISTS INTERNATIONAL) London 1956.

Jack Horner already in 1950 joined L. Ron Hubbard as a Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more Lecturer, Instructor and Auditor and later (1955) he conducted a few of the AAC (ADVANCED CLINICAL COURSE) in London and South Africa.

The book contains, in condensed form, all the fundamentals and basic principles of that vast field known as Scientology.

The table of content confirms this:

1 Scientology, A New Understanding of Life
2 The Understanding of Understanding

Communication
The Mechanics of Two-way Communication
The Communication Lag
Reality
The Stable Datum and Reality
Affinity

3 Self-Determinism
4 The Dynamics
5 The Tone Scale
6 Processing
7 The Game of Life
8 The Future
A p p e n d i c e s

The Code of Honor
The Code of a Scientologist
The Factors
The Axioms
The Hubbard Association of Scientologists International
Publications

It is of interest to point out that at the time this book had been written (1955-56) Scientology had just evolved from Dianetics1. DIA (Greek) through, NOUS (Greek) mind, deals with a system of mental image pictures in relation to psychic (spiritual) trauma. The mental image pictures are believed on the basis of personal revelation to be comprising mental activity created and formed by the spirit, and not by the body or brain. (BPL 24 Sept 73 V) 2. Dn addresses the body. Thus Dn is used to knock out and erase illnesses, unwanted sensations, misemotion, somatics, pain, etc. Dn came before Scn. It disposed of body illness and the difficulties a thetan was having with his body. (HCOB 22 Apr 69)...more and was not yet developed to its full extent. Never the less the basic principles and its philosophical framework had been already established.

Jack Horner, no doubt, was expertly familiar with the subject. He introduces the reader on less than 100 pages to this vast body of knowledge. He does that in a clear and fluid, easy to assimilate prose. This, paired with a sensibly chosen gradient, makes the book - even today - a good entry point for the interested novice and as well it could serve as a dissemination tool or the basis of an introductory lecture course series.

The book can even be beneficial reading for those who are already familiar with the books and taped lectures of L. Ron Hubbard. Or those who had received academy training. This is because Jack Horner was a gifted lecturer himself and presents the material naturally from a slightly different angle than Ron Hubbard did. He does that without ever truncating or altering the source data.

For the current reviewer e.g. the part regarding the "Chart of Attitudes" revealed some new aspects and deeper understanding.

Is there anything about the book which one could complain about? Hardly in an objective way. Perhaps on rare occasions Jack makes oversimplified remarks about politics or the society. Those are reflections of his personal views and as such do not fit well into his otherwise prosaic style. However, the value of the book is certainly not reduced.