The Minus Grades are listed from bottom to top. One goes over each by oneself or with a friend (a good idea).
To erase your problem you first talk about it. Thus we have Verbal Tech Release, Minus Grade Zero.
After you talk about it, you have a problem. What is Ethics1 going to do? Thus we have Minus Grade One, Ethics Release. Now you can attack — but what, and how?
Viewpoints are constrained by overts2 such as being on staff. So we have Minus Grade Two, Viewpoint Release.
You now have freedom of ideas. You have felt this confusion before, and the Stable Datum was the Org3. They would keep it until you figured it out. So, releasing the fear of change, there is Minus Grade Three, Org Release.
Rebellion against Orgs has occurred before. However, the computation is then, “Ron plus you equals O.T.4” From here, a fountainhead of Service Facsimiles5 issues forth, making auditors, people, scholars, etc. wrong. So we have LRH6 Release as Minus Grade Four.
But if Ron is — as Ron is — how is one to get auditing? So we have Minus Grade Five, Auditing Release.
A week, or a year, without auditing, okay, but what about the eventual future? Thus the crowning Minus Grade, Six, Bridge Release.
Each Grade is listed with a Public EP7 and a Confidential EP. You are welcome to both. The Public EP is easier to talk about to those who don’t have it. The Confidential EP is the way you can only see it when you’ve got it.
|STATE||PUBLIC EP||CONFIDENTIAL EP|
|0. Verbal Tech Release:|
|Freedom to express one’s opinions and considerations about Scientology easily.||Can causatively natter about Scientology.|
|1. Ethics Release:|
|Willingness to experience any Scientology ethics action. Awareness that one assigns one’s own conditions.||(Goldenrod Release)
Has the ability to get expelled or not at will.
|2. Viewpoint Release:|
|Freedom to hold a viewpoint different from official Scientology viewpoints.||(Other Practices Release)
Can [tolerate] other practices easily.
|3. Org Release:|
|Ability to formulate one’s own considerations, postulates, and opinions without regard to those of Scientology orgs or any persons therein.||Is no longer attached to Scientology orgs.|
|4. LRH Release:|
|Freedom to enjoy LRH data for exactly what it is.||Can sort out LRH’s tech, dramatizations, and mistakes from the written data; starts to like Ron again.|
|5. Auditing Release:|
|Ability to have or not have auditing.||Above need to get case handled.|
|6. Bridge Release:|
|Ready to really get better.||Knowing that the entire Bridge is available in complete and workable form.|
The “Ethics” division handles people who, for some reason, don’t conform to the rules. ↩
An “overt” is an action detrimental to oneself or others. ↩
The term “org” is short for a Scientology organization. ↩
Operating Thetan ↩
Mental constructs that one uses to make oneself right and others wrong. ↩
L. Ron Hubbard ↩
The “end phenomenon” or ultimate result of a process. ↩