I am amazed at the clarity of my understanding today of the content of the Study Technology lectures by L. Ron Hubbard compared to how muddled I felt when I first studied them in 1997. I had found the vocabulary (the lectures were given in England in 1964 by a highly erudite man) quite challenging. Some terms I just plain couldn’t find definitions for, which left me confused.
By the way, Study Technology is all about how to study (and teach) effectively and it’s very workable! On more than one occasion, I’ve had IT staff come up to me after a training and say “this is the best training I’ve ever had”. I attribute this to my application of L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology, what I could glean from my study in 1997.
The Church of Scientology recently completed a massive program to recover and verify its scriptures to keep Scientology workable as its success depends on it working. With regad to the Study course, this included upgrading the lectures from audio tape to CD and correcting the transcripts. Moreover, the Church compiled an illustrated dictionary of specialized, slang and dated terms, thus shaving days off the time needed to get through the course with full conceptual understanding.
For example, the transcript used to mention something like “this will wind you up in a brass mystery”. I couldn’t find the definition of brass. Turns out it’s a Brass mystery! Apparently John Brass was a fictional detective who had to deal with some really snarled up cases.
Another contributing factor: I recently completed the Purification Rundown and had objective processing (directing my attention outward to extrovert me) both of which increase my intelligence.
The difference is night and day. I’m sure my training will improve accordingly.