The most useful book you will ever own.
Built around the Hubbard Chart of Human Evaluation, Science of Survival provides the first accurate prediction of human behavior. Included on the chart are all the manifestations of an individual's survival potential graduated from highest to lowest, making this the complete book on the Tone Scale. Knowing only one or two characteristics of a person and using this chart, you can plot his or her position on the Tone Scale and thereby know the rest, obtaining an accurate index of his or her entire personality, conduct, and character.
Before this book the world was convinced that cases could not improve but only deteriorate. Science of Survival presents the idea of different states of case and the brand-new idea that one can progress upward on the Tone Scale. And therein lies the basis of today's Grade Chart.
Dianetics revealed the previously unknown Reactive Mind that enslaves Man and the auditing procedures to get rid of it. But that was only Plan A, laying the groundwork for further research into life force. Here, then, is theta (life force) and MEST (the physical universe of Matter, Energy, Space, and Time) and their interaction, which is life itself. Therein also lie the anatomy of the Tone Scale and both the reason for an individual's downward descent and the means to ascend upward.
This book is written around the now legendary Chart of Human Evaluation, providing a complete description of the reactions, traits, and behavior patterns of an individual at any given emotion. By knowing just one or two characteristics of a person, you can know the rest - his or her entire personality, conduct, and character. Then, with entirely new types of processing, one can unleash the full inherent theta potential of a being to move up to the highest levels of freedom. Here, then, are the fundamental breakthroughs that are the basis of the Grade Chart itself.
Among the subjects contained herein are:
Science of Survival is the essential handbook for every auditor and the means to predict human behavior in life itself. And that's why it's the most useful book you will ever own.
©1951 L. Ron Hubbard Library (P)2009 L. Ron Hubbard Library
As I form my own opinions regarding what I believe, via my own investigations rather than subsuming that of the masses because it seems politically convenient (better everyone knows this about me sooner rather than later)...This book is an excellent primer for anyone seeking the real answer to the question, "Why am I not happy all of the time?" I'd come to most of his same conclusions based on observations and didn't even know it! Cheers- RDR
I enjoyed being able to listen and understand about people and then see life in a brand new light. Everything that I heard I could think about and digest and see things unfold during daily life. Listening was also most enjoyable also due to such a quality presentation.
Self Analysis compares to this and is a perhaps, smaller version of this and applied to oneself and understanding and increasing one's own ability and improving and rising one's one general emotion in life--i.e. move from a stressed out existence to a much happier, cheerful, playful and even serene existence. Science of Survival talks a lot about people and Self Analysis will focus on yourself.
Harry Chase is an excellent reader. The audio presentation was excellent. the reading was comfortable. I would read other books by him, in Dianetics and Scientology or other fields and genres as he's very good.
Everyday I increase my understanding of why people act the way they do and why we are unhappy or stressed around certain people. That is incredibly valuable.
The audible tools of quick rewind and playing on devices and remembering your position and bookmarks all helped.
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