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8. Scientology: The Auditor's Code


This article is from the Scientology and Dianetics FAQ, by scninfo@pcnet.com (Scientology Information Server) with numerous contributions by others.

8. Scientology: The Auditor's Code

This code first appeared as a chapter in the book _Dianetics: The Original
Thesis_ (later retitled _The Dynamics of Life_) written by L. Ron Hubbard
in 1947 and eventually published in 1951.

The ensuing years saw a great deal of auditing done by auditors other than
Mr. Hubbard and from these experiences he was able to refine the Code and
thus improve the discipline of auditing.

The Auditor's Code was revised in 1954, appearing in Professional
Auditor's Bulletins 38 and 39.

Over the next four years, several additions were made to the 1954 Code,
one of which appeared in the book _Dianetics 55!_. Another was released
in Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin of 1 July 1957, ADDITIONS TO
THE AUDITOR'S CODE, and two more items were added when the Auditor's
Code of 1958 was published.

The Auditor's Code 1968, released in October of that year, was issued
as a Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter. It was released in
celebration of the 100 percent gains attainable by standard tech.

Hubbard Communciations Office Policy Letter 2 November 1968, AUDITOR'S
CODE, added three more clauses to the Code.

The final version of the Code was published by Mr. Hubbard on 19 June 1980.

The Auditor's Code is a fundamental tool of not only auditing but of life.
As L. Ron Hubbard wrote in _Dianetics_, "The Auditor's Code outlines the
*survival conduct pattern* of man. The Clear operates more or less
automatically on this code." Because the basic axioms of Dianetics and
Scientology comprise the fundamentals of thought itself, what works in
auditing also works in life.


I hereby promise as an auditor to follow the Auditor's Code.

1. I promise not to evaluate for the preclear or tell him what he
should think about his case in session.

2. I promise not to invalidate the preclear's case or gains in or
out of session.

3. I promise to administer only standard tech to a preclear in the
standard way.

4. I promise to keep all auditing appointments once made.

5. I promise not to process a preclear who has not had sufficient
rest and who is physically tired.

6. I promise not to process a preclear who is improperly fed or

7. I promise not to permit a frequent change of auditors.

8. I promise not to sympathize with a preclear but to be effective.

9. I promise not to let the preclear end session on his own
determinism but to finish off those cycles I have begun.

10. I promise never to walk off from a preclear in session.

11. I promise never to get angry with a preclear in session.

12. I promise to run every major case action to a floating needle.

13. I promise never to run any one action beyond its floating needle.

14. I promise to grant beingness to the preclear in session.

15. I promise not to mix the processes of Scientology with other
practices except when the preclear is physically ill and only
medical means will serve.

16. I promise to maintain communication with the preclear and not to
cut his communication or permit him to overrun in session.

17. I promise not to enter comments, expressions or enturbulence into
a session that distract a preclear from his case.

18. I promise to continue to give the preclear the process or
auditing command when needed in the session.

19. I promise not to let a preclear run a wrongly understood command.

20. I promise not to explain, justify or make excuses in session for
any auditor mistakes whether real or imagined.

21. I promise to estimate the current case state of a preclear only
by standard case supervision data and not to diverge because of
some imagined difference in the case.

22. I promise never to use the secrets of a preclear divulged in
session for punishment or personal gain.

23. I promise to never falsify worksheets of sessions.

24. I promise to see that any fee received for processing is refunded,
following the policies of the Claims Verification Board, if the
preclear is dissatisfied and demands it within three months after
the processing, the only condition being that he may not again be
processed or trained.

25. I promise not to advocate Dianetics or Scientology only to cure
illness or only to treat the insane, knowing well they were
intended for spiritual gain.

26. I promise to cooperate fully with the authorized organizations of
Dianetics and Scientology in safeguarding the ethical use and
practice of those subjects.

27. I promise to refuse to permit any being to be physically injured,
violently damaged, operated on or killed in the name of "mental

28. I promise not to permit sexual liberties or violations of

29. I promise to refuse to admit to the ranks of practitioners any
being who is insane.


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