We continue breaking down the Bridge to total Freedom towards the level of Clear with Bruce Hines.
It’s the stairway to heaven with turnstiles at every step.
The State of Clear — halfway up the Bridge
What is the E-Meter?
We also mentioned Bruce Ploetz, the electrical engineer at Gold who knows more about the E-Meter than anyone on earth. He wrote an article for this blog entitled What About the E-Meter?
Further reading for a deeper dive on this subject:
Jeffrey Augustine published an extensive analysis of the history and science of the E-Meter at his blog, The Scientology Money Project entitled: A Brief History of How Scientology’s E-Meter Came Into Existence — Parts 1-10
And here are some other sites with additional information:
This includes the quote from Hubbard in 1954 where he discontinued use of the E-Meter:
“Yesterday, we used an instrument called an E-Meter to register whether or not the process was still getting results so that the auditor would know how long to continue it. While the E-Meter is an interesting investigation instrument and has played its part in research, it is not today used by the auditor … As we long ago suspected, the intervention of a mechanical gadget between the auditor and the preclear had a tendency to depersonalize the session …”
And finally on this subject, these are some quotes from Hubbard about the E-Meter being a lie detector from a lecture he gave in 1952 entitled Indoctrination in the use of the E-Meter:
Anyone who pretends to a knowledge of auditing should also at least pretend to a knowledge of how to use one of these machines. This machine is a small edition of those machines employed by police departments and which they call “lie detectors,” The difference between this machine and a police department machine is elementary: a police department machine is just more of it.
This machine is also a “lie detector,” completely in addition to being a diagnostic instrument…
The Happiness Rundown:
Price Lists from Scientology:
Grades Claimed Results:
AC 360 with the “Inch Wives”
Researching dark matter….