DIANETICS: The Auditor’s Role

Reference: Hubbard 1950: Dianetics TMSMH

These are some comments on Book Three, Chapter 3, “The Auditor’s Role” from  DIANETICS: THE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH.


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The Auditor’s Role

KEY WORDS: Auditor, Auditing, Preclear, Facsimile

The purpose of therapy and its sole target is the unassimilated impressions, or facsimiles. This is approached by addressing conflicting efforts and the emotions and thoughts underlying them. This chapter is about the role of an auditor who addresses the facsimiles in a preclear. Since in Subject Clearing you are auditing yourself, it is your technical precision that we shall be looking at. The primary guiding principle is:

To the extent you are encountering resistance to clearing from your mind you are not on the right track.

Hubbard believed that a person cannot see his own aberrations. The truth is that you know better than anybody else what you want to get handled. When you understand the mechanics of the mind you can also audit yourself better than another person. When running the auditing process on yourself, you are intimately in touch with yourself. You are in a better position to differentiate between a fleeting somatic of engram and an actual pain that requires medical attention.

In early Dianetics application, the auditor often pushed the preclear into supposed facsimiles, which then could not be run. It then required a lot more work to pull the preclear back out from that situation. This is much less likely to happen when you are auditing yourself. You will know better than any other auditor the right gradient that you need to apply. You can then confidently face and run the engram without worrying if it is imaginary. Here is another guiding principle:

If you are having difficulty reaching and running an engram then you are not using the right gradient of clearing.

Hubbard advises that the only way to handle an engram is to keep attacking it. It is true that one should not avoid, deny, resist or suppress anything that comes up during clearing. One should simply be there and confront it calmly. Engrams are heavy facsimiles. To find the engram one guesses at its content in terms of pain or another sensation, and looks for the earliest moment of it. Many times it is necessary to run lighter facsimiles in preparation for running heavy facsimiles. A practical rule is,

Run the facsimile that the mind is offering to you. If you keep doing so, you may soon find yourself running the engram.

One must be technically proficient. Let the sensations, emotions and computations play themselves out just as they come up. You experience them fully without resisting or interfering with them. See Running a Process Command.

Hubbard talks about the AUDITOR’S CODE. It specifies the professionalism with which the auditor should treat his preclear. In Subject Clearing, it translates into how you should treat yourself in a session. It sums up to applying the techniques of auditing professionally with precision and care.

Most difficulties in Dianetics arise from one person auditing another. Majority of these difficulties are eliminated when a person audits himself as in Subject Clearing. Running an engram can be difficult if you do not follow a gradient approach. Follow the gradient approach of confronting whatever comes up. You may even go unconscious (go to sleep) during your contemplation. Let it happen. You will wake up when the unconsciousness has run itself out. You will always come out better at the other end. 

The safest route for clearing is to follow the natural gradient, and never push yourself, when running facsimiles.


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