Having been long in Scientology, and having seen prices rise to astronomical figures I am very inclined to emphasise and pass on the cheap or free aspects of scientology in improving conditions. True, there are times when a person -requires- the attention of a really learned and experienced auditor. We have some of these auditors around, who (given a bit of cooperation from the recipient, and the absence of 'unhandled present time problems') can crack practically any case. These are often people who have been in scientology 20 or more years, undergone a lot of training, also in c/sing, and they often earn their daily bread from scientology. They deserve (and earn) a reasonable hourly rate, at least equivelent to what would be charged for consultancy in the computer world, for example.
But the C of $ has charged a high hourly rate (very high) for things one could have done oneself (solo auditing), or could have done with a friend (co-auditing). And the church has also made secret, and high priced, rundowns which are -not- difficult to solo or co-audit (given sufficient -good- training). Many of us have been 'educated' (or is brainwashed a better word?) into believing that we can not get anywhere without paying high prices.
It ain't neccessarily so...
As the song says! Solo and co-auditing can produce extremely good results, and (at any rate in the free scientology world) one is allowed to cognite out of session, perhaps from reading an article, perhaps from talking with a friend, perhaps by 'trying an auditing command on for size'.
Many professional auditors talked casually to their pcs out of session (in this area, usually over a cup of coffee), perhaps giving data or reffering the person to sources of data. The areas where people have enourmous amounts of charge vary greatly but there are certain areas where many people have charge, and there are books which 'indicate charge' (to use a scn expression, see below), in these areas. There are also auditors who have searched for suitable books, amongst them Marian Dreher, an old time auditor in Anne Arbor, in the Northern central USA. I quote verbatim her list at the end of this review.
I have wanted to read all of them, but so far have not found the time. However I was fortunate enough to get a copy of "Toxic Parents", and can strongly recommend it for the reading of any who have had any problems with parents, from being overwhelmed with love to being sexually abused, and a whole batch of variations in between. The point is, that by reading this book (or the relevant parts) a person who has 'inherited' charge from connection with his or her parents gets the opportunity of viewing poor parent child relationship objectively, many of the examples will 'indicate'. That is to say the person will be able to look at certain aberrated areas 'as-is' and will actually remove all or much of the aberration without the need for an auditor or any other kind of counsellor.
Get the book, for your own interest and for those of your preclears who may need it. The american publisher of "Toxic Parents" is Bantam Books, and it is available in danish with the title "Ud af Skyggerne" (Toxic Parents), Forlag Borgen.
Marian Dreher's annotated bibliography
"Toxic Parents", Dr. Susan Forward: For anyone with a traumatic childhood. Very empowering. Not at all victimy. Brings charge to surface. Useful in a large number of cases.
"Adult children of Alcoholics": Brings a lot of charge to the surface to be handled. A very common case condition. Also available in Danish.
"Women who love too much", by Robin Norwood: For women who get into victim style relationships (obsessive "love"). A wonderful, rich, useful book. Also available in Danish.
"Men who hate women and the women who love them": Why a woman goes for men who will hate her, and what she does to make and keep the relationship aberrated. Also available in Danish.
"Love and Addiction": The best of its type. Very heavy duty exploration of aberrated relationships.
"Feeding the hungry heart": A positive approach to the problem of overeating and what lies behind it.
"The lazy man's guide to enlightenment", Thaddeus Golas: Inspiration. A wonderful, wonderful book.
"Creative vizualization", by S. Gawain: (She's an ex-scientologist, by the way.) Orientation to a causative viewpoint. Also available in Danish.
"Dr. Ruth's guide to good sex": Great. Very informative. Clears up misunderstoods and false data.
"Chaos": Understanding the universe.
"Victims no longer": For male victims of incest. Highly recommended.
"The Difficult Child": Great book. How to best handle the child and one's life without going nuts. [There is more than one book with this title. I got the one by Stanley Turecki, as soft cover by Bantam Books, and it is good. Ed.]
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