Missing & Changed in the Basics (updated)

homUPDATE:  Our apologies – we have determined that this paragraph does indeed appear at the end of Chapter 6 in the 2007 edition entitled “Capabilities of the Theta Being”.

Thanks very much to DollarMorgue for pointing this out to us – in future we will be more vigilant thus ensuring our Qual function is in!


We have someone contributing to this blog who is meticulously going through old versions of LRH books and comparing them to the 2007 releases.

We hope to feature regular articles highlighting any changes, ommissions or additions.

Here is the first. The following paragraph can be found in the 1968 edition of History of Man but does not appear in the 2007 edition (The Basics).

“There is nothing so wild in the books of Man as will probably happen here on earth. And it will happen and be allowed to happen simply because all this is so incredible that nobody will even think of stopping it until it is far, far too late. Its incredibility is its best safeguard, so you needn’t bother to convince anybody who doesn’t want to believe it. It took the medical profession two and a half years to catch onto prenatals. People getting cleared of bodies don’t need any such time lag. And so, may I make this simple request-don’t get spectacular until a few of the boys make it. You don’t want to be lonesome-and you’ll need reinforcements if a war gets declared on thetans here. The preclear may think he can do it alone if he gets cleared of a body-he’ll need more help and company than he thinks. So again, as a final note on this chapter, lets not go upsetting governments and putting on a show to “prove” anything to Homo Sapiens for a while- it’s a horrible temptation to knock off hats at fifty yards and read books a couple of countries away and get into the rotogravure section and the Hearts Weeklies-but you’ll make it tough on somebody else who is trying to get across this bridge. Let sleeping Sapiens snore in the bulk for yet awhile. Then meet some place and decide what to do about him and his two penny wars, his insane and his prisons. Tell people who want to invalidate all this, “Your criticism is very just, its only fantasy.” Cure up the lame and halt and the incompetent with whatever display of technique you need. Protect theta clearing until there are a few.”


25 thoughts on “Missing & Changed in the Basics (updated)

  1. Wonderful that there is someone within this group who is willing to undertake this time consuming task, even better that the results will be posted.

    I am a Basics graduate ( Woo Wee!!!!) yet had already studied all the books and extension courses prior to the Basics. I am in possession of a few earlier editions as well.

    I am afraid that this ‘study ‘ is going to reveal more than some can comfortably confront ( where is confront on the tone scale? – See earliest book of basics 0-8 for that answer!!!) but a necessary study to bring to light all the changes.

    I am looking forward to all the comments!

    • This is awesome! Unlike the Church of Realestateology, Qual is working. Mistakes recognised, immediately rectified. Publicly. Sorry, but I am not used to this. This blog has done more in its 3-4 weeks to correct outnesses concerning Scientology than the Poison Dwarf has since 1986. Well done guys! Maybe there is hope yet!

  2. Someone relayed the information today that the new E-meters can only be purchased with new fresh cash and not on monies on account.
    Furthermore, the Emeter can only be owned if the person is in good standing with the IAS



    My IAS membership expires in a few months. Can I still buy a meter?
    Yes. Any Scientologist who is in good standing with the Church and has a current IAS Annual or Lifetime Membership may own a Mark Ultra VIII E-Meter. However, to retain the right to own the meter, you will need to renew your Annual Membership or upgrade to Lifetime Membership on or before the date on which your current membership expires.

    • They plan to repossess meters if you are not in good standing? So it’s more of a license than a purchase. “Right to own” is an odd phrase. Also, lifetime membership isn’t what it used to be if you have to keep upgrading it.

    • OMG, I bet they can disable the emeter remotely when you get declared. And if you don’t update the software each year, the emeter will stop working.
      DM has withholds and he found new ways to control people. George Orwell was a joke compared to him.

  3. The most important thing is the Tech, if any data is missing or has been changed since the 1980’s i want to know about it.

    • Sorry, you will be in for a big surprise. And I am not talking about the SHSBC tapes, where the beginnings have been deleted a long time ago, those sections where LRH welcomed individual students and made other personal remarks.

      Clearsound tech has made it possible to remove whole sections without anyone noticing. And boy did they go to work. So anyone still having the old reels, treasure what you have and back it all up.

  4. I’m afraid I have to disagree. In my 2007 version it is in chapter 6, on page 74 and 75, word for word. I unwrapped the book especially.

      • It is possible that paragraphs or chapters have been moved around or potentially restructured. I have a PDF file with 10 chapters, although the book itself has 11 (ch 5, The Theta Being, is not shown as such in the PDF but might be in there as text, just not indicated as a separate chapter). I don’t have time to check right now.

        I believe Considerations and Mechanics was taken out of COHA and put into 8-8008, but I’m not sure and am just confused on that issue (I know it was removed from an older version and put somewhere else but don’t remember the specifics).

        My guess is the alterations consist more or reshuffling than removing (e.g. altering sequence of study, drills, priorities on checksheets). This is more subtle and apparently more effective. See the latest prerequisites for doing anything on the training side of the bridge, or, apparently, anything as ‘simple’ as ‘buying’ (licensing?) an e-meter.

  5. Tech alterations have been happening for decades, and people have been tracking them for decades as well. What would be good in the end is to collate all of the work previously done and currently being done by many in a systematic manner.

    The alterations over the decades makes the whole concept of “standard tech” questionable – one ends up asking – which version?

    Here is just one of many examples of past work done on this (pre-Basics):


  6. Thank you so much to the great people who administer this blog and to the contributors and valuable contributions. I’m comforted knowing there are like-minded people out there, awake, concerned and outraged.

    A big thank you to the person going through the basic books – daunting task – and posting the finds. I’m reminded that the supporters of this new movement in South Africa are the creme de la creme of the group, the most upstat, trained and ethical thetans in this together who had the integrity and courage to stand up and protest.

    • Yes, indeed outplay! Repeated thanks must go to the hardworking Scn Africa team for stepping up to the plate in delivering OPEN communication to all affected Scientologists, here in South Africa. That it takes the skills of a journalist, combined with those of a well trained auditor, and certainly a regard for the legalities involved in addressing such an (always) controversial subject, goes without saying. Keeping in good comm with O/L’s (opinion leaders) on a wide front, (both in & out of scientology) is also essential in negotiating the unusually troubled waters, we find ourselves awash in today

      An extremely potent little gem straight from LRH, here, helps keep things in the proper perspective: ” All I’m trying to teach you, is how to LOOK! ” 🙂

  7. Hey guys, a lot of this work has already been done and recently launched on this website:


    All that is needed now is better organization and dissemination of this information. Some additional work could be done here as well as not all the books have been analyzed yet.

    The best way to look for alterations is to scan both books into a computer, extract the text using an OCR program like Abbyy FineReader 11 and then run “document compare” on extracted chapters. That way you won’t miss anything. There are literary THOUSANDS of alteration in these books both in terms of wording and in terms of punctuation as well as in some instances missing or mis-located sections of text.

    • Thanks Eugene K – your work is widely known already, but it is great that you posted it here – thank you very much for doing so! Eugene has already done months of work on this, and for anyone anyone interested in the facts – just the facts – this website is an absolute MUST visit!!!

      The Summary of Findings is the best place to start: http://www.truelrh.com/SummaryReport.html and the site is being continuously updated.

      Thanks again, Eugene, for your outstanding work so far!!!

  8. Just a comment on the content of that passage… Any group that considers itself inherently superior to any other group inevitably paves the way for human rights abuses of the group considered to be inferior. You are all in a better position than me to know whether or not that sort of thinking results in a better society.

  9. thank you so much for the truelrh website gave me so much data . no wonder i was a bit confused reading dianetics and science of survival due to alterations and added data.

  10. . . .
    “Missing & Changed in the Basics” is incomplete !
    correct is: “Missing, Added & Changed in the Basics !”
    If you do not want to reinvent the wheel – look at the fabulous work of Andreas Grosz from Switzerland (Freie Scientologen) – who discovered ALL the important SQUIRREL-changes starting around 1972, when LRH was arrested in New York by the FBI on the 3 rd of December in 1972.

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