HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICEHUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO POLICY LETTER OF
14 FEBRUARY 1965
(Reissued on 7 June 1967, with the word
"instructor" replaced by "supervisor".)
For some years we have had a word "squirreling". It means altering Scientology,
off-beat practices. It is a bad thing. I have found a way to explain why.
Scientology is a workable system. This does not mean it is the best possible
system or a perfect system. Remember and use that definition. Scientology is a workable system.
In fifty thousand years of history on this planet alone, Man never evolved a
workable system. It is doubtful if, in foreseeable history, he will ever evolve another.
Man is caught in a huge and complex labyrinth. To get out of it requires that he
follow the closely taped path of Scientology.
Scientology will take him out of the labyrinth. But only if he follows the exact
markings in the tunnels.
It has taken me a third of a century in this lifetime to tape this route out.
It has been proven that efforts by Man to find different routes came to nothing. It
is also a clear fact that the route called Scientology does lead out of the labyrinth.
Therefore it is a workable system, a route that can be travelled.
What would you think of a guide who, because his party said it was dark and the
road rough and who said another tunnel looked better, abandoned the route he knew
would lead out and led his party to a lost nowhere in the dark. You'd think he was a
pretty wishy-washy guide.
What would you think of a supervisor who let a student depart from procedure
the supervisor knew worked. You'd think he was a pretty wishy-washy supervisor.
What would happen in a labyrinth if the guide let some girl stop in a pretty
canyon and left her there forever to contemplate the rocks? You'd think he was a
pretty heartless guide. You'd expect him to say at least, "Miss, those rocks may be
pretty, but the road out doesn't go that way."
All right, how about an auditor who abandons the procedure which will make his
preclear eventually clear just because the preclear had a cognition?
People have following the route mixed up with "the right to have their own
ideas." Anyone is certainly entitled to have opinions and ideas and cognitions-so long
as these do not bar the route out for self and others.
Scientology is a workable system. It white tapes the road out of the labyrinth. If
there were no white tapes marking the right tunnels, Man would just go on wandering
around and around the way he has for eons, darting off on wrong roads, going in
circles, ending up in the sticky dark, alone.
Scientology, exactly and correctly followed, takes the person up and out of the
So when you see somebody having a ball getting everyone to take peyote because
it restimulates prenatals, know he is pulling people off the route. Realize he is
squirreling. He isn't following the route.
Scientology is a new thing-it is a road out. There has not been one. Not all the
salesmanship in the world can make a bad route a proper route. And an awful lot of
bad routes are being sold. Their end product is further slavery, more darkness, more
Scientology is the only workable system Man has. It has already taken people
toward higher I.Q., better lives and all that. No other system has. So realize that it has
Scientology is a workable system. It has the route taped. The search is done. Now
the route only needs to be walked.
So put the feet of students and preclears on that route. Don't let them off of it no
matter how fascinating the side roads seem to them. And move them on up and out.
Squirreling is today destructive of a workable system.
Don't let your party down. By whatever means, keep them on the route. And
they'll be free. If you don't, they won't.
L. RON HUBBARD
Copyright (c) 1965, 1967
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED