Tony Ortega at The Underground Bunker has found a wonderful video featuring L. Ron Hubbard lecturing in 1954 about something referred to as “Opening Procedure by Duplication, Problems and Solutions and Granting of Beingness.” It is described as follows on Scientology’s Bridge Publications web site:
L. Ron Hubbard had delivered five ACCs at a scorching pace: 317 lectures in 147 days. Despite increased auditor skill, none could match his results. Seeking why, Mr. Hubbard made a crucial discovery—Duplication. “Auditors can’t duplicate. What do you mean, duplicate? That’s just, do the same as. That’s all. Can’t do it. What’s the matter with cases? They can’t duplicate.” Not only is duplication the basic action of existence, but its failure is the primary degeneration of a thetan. Thus Mr. Hubbard taught the solution in Procedure 30, comprising three processes: Problems and Solutions, Granting of Beingness and Opening Procedure by Duplication.
If you’ve never heard of the phrase, “Psychobabble,” then you’re in for a treat because this is Hubbard at his gobbledygook best presenting information that any thinking person would immediately get up and walk out on. And yes … the longer you read this, the more convoluted it becomes.
Hubbard’s transition from writing goofy science fiction to writing goofy psychological analysis may have caught on with folks whose minds were already wired to accept just about any crazy idea coming down the highway, but for the rest of us it’s just nonsense … pure nonsense.
Oh yes, if you’d like a copy of this lecture series that Hubbard delivered to the 6th American Advanced Clinical Course, it will cost you a cool $550.
Duplication is tremendously important. Tremendously important. It just can’t be overemphasized in a case. —L. Ron Hubbard