You may be familiar with L. Ron Hubbard’s study tech. It is a very workable piece of technology for studying any subject. LRH describes three barriers to study:
- Lack of mass – studying a subject without access to the real thing one is studying and not representing it with drawings, clay demonstrations or at least using small desk items to represent the real things one is studying.
- Skipped gradient – jumping over material or progressing to fast in one’s study, leaving gaps in knowledge.
- The misunderstood word – going past a word or symbol one does not fully understand, making the subject difficult to grasp or misunderstood altogether. After all, a book contains mostly words and symbols, these are the building blocks of any subject one is studying.
These barriers to study makes up the foundation of Hubbard’s study tech which in turn makes up the foundation for studying Scientology. But what if the foundation wasn’t solid? What if it was lacking some important ingredients? What if there were more barriers to study? And what if these barriers, if taught in Scientology would actually make the students able to think for themselves?
These missing barriers to study are so glaringly obvious and so obviously dangerous to point out in the Church of Scientology that it would get you an express ride to the Ethics Officers were you to insist they were missing.
Now what could those missing elements in the Study Tech be?