SCN 8-8008: The Chart of Attitudes

This paper presents Section 27 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

The heading below is linked to the original materials.


The Chart of Attitudes

In order to do rising-scale processing (as covered later), the auditor should know very well his Chart of Attitudes and the reasons underlying each column.

This chart on the upper line in each of the above represents from 27.0 to 40.0. The lower line under each one represents 0.0.

Please see the references for the complete Chart of Attitudes and Rising-scale processing below. The idea is to become familiar with each column of the chart to the point of intuitive understanding, and then adjust one’s attitude as high as possible.

Each one of these is a gradient scale with many intermediate points. In rising-scale running, one seeks the attitude of the preclear nearest to the lowest end of this scale and asks him to do a rising-scale to see how high he can change his postulate toward the upper end of the scale.

The last line is, of course, a repeat without the intermediate position of the earlier interdependencies of experience.

NOTE: You may try this processing by yourself without an auditor.

Look at the first column of the chart. Assume each attitude starting from the bottom. Spot the attitude that comes nearest to your own. Now look at the next attitude above it and see if you can make it your own. Practice that attitude as long as you need to feel comfortable with it. Repeat this process with next higher attitude. Do so until you find the highest attitude that you can comfortably hold. Now repeat this with other columns. Do this in 20 minute sessions. Let it take as many sessions as it may.



                First half of the Chart

                Second half of the chart



One takes any point or column of the Chart of Attitudes as given in this text, which the preclear can reach, and asks the preclear then to shift his postulate upwards toward a higher level.

In order to do this the auditor says, “Now, on the subject of rightness and wrongness, how wrong do you think you generally are?” The preclear tells him. The auditor says, “How high can you shift this attitude toward believing yourself right?” The preclear shifts the attitude as high as he can. The auditor takes this as the next level from which he will work upward until he attains as nearly as possible a postulate which will “hold” to the effect that the preclear believes himself right. Rising-scale processing should not be confused with the processing of flows. One can process all these columns in terms of flows. Rising-scale processing is simply a method of shifting postulates upward toward optimum from where the preclear believes he is on the chart. Rising-scale processing is essentially a process directed toward increasing belief in self by using all the “buttons” on the Chart of Attitudes.



The key idea here is to understand the higher attitudes possible. Over time you may be able to hold the highest attitudes naturally without effort. But for now, you simply become familiar with these attitudes as best as you can so you can reason with them intuitively.


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