Glossary entry for
Hubbard tone scale
The tone scale was first developed by L. Ron Hubbard in Dianetics and its
purpose was to classify a variety of human emotions in a graduated
order from the most dismal or lowest, which is said to be apathy,
to the highest which is said to be enthusiasm. Each emotional level
is given a number and the emotions are arranged in a descending
order of desirability.
40.0 Serenity of beingness
0.375 Making amends
0.0 Being a body
- 0.2 Being other bodies
- 1.0 Punishing other bodies
- 1.3 Responsibility as blame
- 1.5 Controlling bodies
- 2.2 Protecting bodies
- 3.0 Owning bodies
- 3.5 Approval from bodies
- 4.0 Needing bodies
- 8.0 Hiding
The whole purpose of Scientology auditing is said to be to raise a
person up the tone scale, and as one rises up the tone scale one is
said to shed undesirable qualities and to assume more desirable
qualities, not only mental but also physical.
The URL given below includes a ton of information on
Scientology (by a non-Scientologist) in general and additional
information on the tone scale in particular (including the "death"
part, which would be the 0.0 and negative numbers).
Contributed by David Chance
More information available at:
Van references in:
Part of the van-the-man.info unofficial website