The expansion of
Scientology depends upon members who are trained in Hubbard's auditing
technology. Auditing is generally sold in blocks of 12 1/2 hour intensives--prices
vary according to type of auditing and range between $50 per hour for
introductory auditing to approximately $800 per hour for auditing by
Flag's highest trained auditors.
To encourage Scientologists
to train in his system, Scientology executives and marketing personnel
often quote Hubbard's well-publicized opinion of auditors:
I think of
an auditor as a person with enough guts to DO SOMETHING ABOUT
IT.<sic> This quality is rare and this quality is courageous
in the extreme.
my opinion and knowledge that auditors are amongst the upper tenth
of the upper twentieth of intelligent human beings. Their will
to do, their motives, their ability to grasp and to use are superior
to that of any other profession.
of an auditor as having INITIATIVE.<sic> He is able to grasp
or make a mock-up and put it into action.
world has any faintest chance of surviving it will be not because
I write, but because auditors can and will think and do.
our auditors came from beings lately arrived on Earth who, seeing
where it was going, decided to band together to send it elsewhere.
Ron Hubbard ®
As seen above, Hubbard
created a fictional "past" for every Scientologist who trains
to be an auditor. Auditors inherit this past in a literal way; it is
Hubbard's stamp of approval which is continually refreshed by Scientology's
marketing and training promotions.
got a human being made into a new kind of human being. Its
a body being monitored by a trap-proof thetan, and that makes
quite a guy. Quite a guy. Theres a big difference between
that guy and Homo sapiens. An enormous guy. This goal is so far
beyond the goals of the first book that I dont think you
could measure them with light-wave meterslight-year meters.
Its just beway beyond anything, because the birds
immortal. Maybe you havent probably, many of you, taken
even that into consideration, that youve just made a god.
What is the definition of a god? Its an immortal. Since
time immemorial in this language, the gods are immortals. The
immortals are gods. 
auditor is not only provided with fictional past--his technical certificates
come with an incredible ego-inflation that gets reinforced at every
turn by Scientology staff and lay Scientologists alike. Not only are
auditors gods--they are the makers of gods. Scientology training uses
sophisticated methods to hypnotically replicate Hubbard's exact techniques
in the mind of the auditor. This will be discussed in greater detail
community is highly organized peer hierarchy qualified by one's training
level, auditing level and track history of financial contribution to
Scientology organizations. Hubbard's ethics technology reinforces this
hierarchy--when evaluating the relative worth and condition of one's
peers, Scientologists' ethical perspective includes the subject's training
level, auditing level and date of last Scientology service.
While a Scientologist
can get a certain way up the Bridge by receiving professional auditing,
Hubbard ® emphasized training as providing at least 50% of the gains in
Scientology. He also said that you can't "go OT" without being
The lion ® symbolizes
training in Scientology.
Due to extremely
aggressive marketing campaigns by Flag, Scientologists who train
at Flag get the special designation of "Flag ® -trained"
ahead of their classification status. A Flag-trained Class VIII
for example carries a higher status than someone who trains at
a lower organization. Flag training costs significantly more than
at lower organizations.
Saint Hill ® Organization uses their statue of the training lion.
It rests at the entrance to this organization. In the background
of this image are students training with the Scientology e-meter.
The female student is practicing her skill with the male coach
who simulates being a preclear.
At the Saint
Hill level of Scientology's organizational hierarchy, the keynote
course is called the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course, or "BC".
On this course the student studies Hubbard's technology in chronological
date order of release.
propaganda engenders the sentiment that by training as an auditor,
the member has the global edge on helping mankind.
propaganda repetitively bombards membership with buttons such
as seen here. This magazine is a cookie-cutter type of publication
that Class V ® organizations send to their local membership.
(Th, as in "the," also T, value 9) means "snake",
symbol of what has been known among occultists for ages
as the "serpent-power." [...] The serpent also
symbolizes secrecy, subtlety and wisdom. [...]
the Lion, a fixed sign of fiery quality, is attributed to
the letter Teth. [...] The astrological sign for Leo resembles
a serpent... 
is the letter Teth, as depicted in the tarot card to the right.
card the Empress is taming the beast. Hubbard identified with
the Empress in his pre-Scientology days as documented by his magical
partner, Jack Parsons. 
Note the "infinity
sign" above the head of the Empress. Scientology uses this
symbol to represent the god dynamic--that area of life that Scientology
professes to not intrude upon. Scientology manipulates psychological
energy to create the illusion that by training one becomes a god
and a godmaker. In fact, Scientology mind control training creates
in the member "a living embodiment of Hubbard technology."
is a symbol for Class VIII auditors, and closely resembles the
occult lion-serpent symbolism.
are embodied in Scientology's training lion.
See also The
Image modified from a survey flier © 2000 CSI
Hubbard, L. Ron PAB 79 10 April 1956 The Open Channel ©
1991 L. Ron Hubbard Library
Hubbard, L. Ron PDC Lecture 40 Games/Goals 12 December
1952 © 1986 by L. Ron Hubbard
Image modified from cover of Validity Magazine of the Church
of Scientology of The Valley Major Issue 345 © 2000 CSI
Image modified from The Training Newsletter of the Flag Land
Base Issue 26 © 2001 CSFSO
Image modified from cover Validity Magazine © 2000 CSI
© Builders of the Adytum Tarot Deck
Case, Paul Foster The Tarot A Key to The Wisdom of the Ages
© 1990 Builders of the Adytum
Carter, John Sex and Rockets The Occult World of Jack Parsons
© 1999 John Carter and Feral House
From a Golden Age of Tech brochure: "The dawning of a new
age for all SCIENTOLOGISTS is here. The skills and knowledge vital
to your eternity can be acquired faster and easier than you ever
dreamed possible. A new breed of auditors is at hand...and if
you can read these paragraphs, that perfect auditor can be you.
Behind that statement is a path to auditing excellence that will
turn you into the kind of SCIENTOLOGIST
you've always wanted to be--a living embodiment of LRH
tech." © 1996 CSI
Lion-serpent image from The Mystical and Magical System of the
A ...A ... © 2000 James Eshelman
Seahorse image modified from Hubbard, L. Ron, Modern Management
Technology Defined © 1976 L. Ron Hubbard