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The auditor maintains and practices a code of conduct toward his preclear known as the “Auditor’s Code.” This is a doctrine of rules which must be strictly followed to ensure a preclear receives the greatest possible spiritual gain from auditing, and was evolved over many years of observation. It is the code of ethics which governs an auditor’s actions.
For example, in keeping with the Auditor’s Code, an auditor promises never to use the secrets divulged by a preclear in an auditing session. Traditionally, all communications between a minister and his parishioners have been privileged and confidential, and such is the case in auditing. The confidences given in trust during an auditing session are considered sacrosanct by the Church, and are never betrayed.
Auditing is only successful when the auditor conducts himself in accordance with the Code. An auditor never tells the preclear what he should think about himself, nor offers his opinion about what is being audited.
A goal of auditing is to restore the preclear’s certainty in his own viewpoint; evaluation for the preclear only inhibits attainment of this goal. Hence, such evaluation is prohibited by the Code.
The qualities instilled by the Auditor’s Code are essentially those held to be the best in people. An auditor shows his preclear kindness, affinity, patience and other such virtues, to assist the preclear in confronting areas of spiritual upset or difficulty.
The Auditor’s Code, by L. Ron Hubbard, is a fundamental tool of auditing (Auditing: Scientology counseling, taken from the Latin word audire which means “to hear or listen.” Auditing is a very unique form of personal counseling which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability to confront what he is and where he is) and of life.
As L. Ron Hubbard wrote in the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, “The Auditor’s Code outlines . . . the survival conduct pattern of man. The Clear operates more or less automatically on this code.” Because the basic axioms of Dianetics and Scientology comprise the fundamentals of thought itself, what works in auditing also works in life.
This code first appeared as a chapter in the book Dianetics: The Original Thesis written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1947 and published in 1951.
Subsequently, many hours of auditing ministered by auditors other than L. Ron Hubbard provided him with information he was able to apply to refine the code and thus improve the discipline of auditing.
The Auditor’s Code was revised in 1954, appearing in Professional Auditor’s Bulletins 38 and 39.
Over the next four years, several additions were made to the 1954 Code, one of which appeared in the book Dianetics 55! Another was released in Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin of 1 July 1957, ADDITION TO THE AUDITOR’S CODE, and two more items were added when the Auditor’s Code of 1958 was published.
The Auditor’s Code 1968, released in October of that year, was issued as a Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter. It was released in celebration of the 100 percent gains attainable by standard tech.
Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter 2 November 1968, AUDITOR’S CODE, added three more clauses to the Code.The final version of the Code was published by Mr. Hubbard on 19 June 1980.
The Auditor’s Code is a fundamental tool of auditing and of life. As L. Ron Hubbard wrote in Dianetics, “The Auditor’s Code outlines . . . the survival conduct pattern of man. The Clear operates more or less automatically on this code.” Because the basic axioms of Dianetics and Scientology comprise the fundamentals of thought itself, what works in auditing also works in life.
I hereby promise as an auditor to follow the Auditor’s Code.
1. I promise not to evaluate for the preclear or tell him what he should think about his case in session.
2. I promise not to invalidate the preclear’s case or gains in or out of session.
3. I promise to administer only standard tech to a preclear in the standard way.
4. I promise to keep all auditing appointments once made.
5. I promise not to process a preclear who has not had sufficient rest and who is physically tired.
6. I promise not to process a preclear who is improperly fed or hungry.
7. I promise not to permit a frequent change of auditors.
8. I promise not to sympathize with a preclear but to be effective.
9. I promise not to let the preclear end session on his own determinism but to finish off those cycles I have begun.
10. I promise never to walk off from a preclear in session.
11. I promise never to get angry with a preclear in session.
12. I promise to run every major case action to a floating needle.
13. I promise never to run any one action beyond its floating needle.
14. I promise to grant beingness to the preclear in session.
15. I promise not to mix the processes of Scientology with other practices except when the preclear is physically ill and only medical means will serve.
16. I promise to maintain communication with the preclear and not to cut his communication or permit him to overrun in session.
17. I promise not to enter comments, expressions or enturbulence into a session that distract a preclear from his case.
18. I promise to continue to give the preclear the process or auditing command when needed in the session.
19. I promise not to let a preclear run a wrongly understood command.
20. I promise not to explain, justify or make excuses in session for any auditor mistakes whether real or imagined.
21. I promise to estimate the current case state of a preclear only by standard case supervision data and not to diverge because of some imagined difference in the case.
22. I promise never to use the secrets of a preclear divulged in session for punishment or personal gain.
23. I promise to never falsify worksheets of sessions.
24. I promise to see that any donation received for processing is refunded, following the policies of the Claims Verification Board, if the preclear is dissatisfied and demands it within three months after the processing, the only condition being that he may not again be processed or trained.
25. I promise not to advocate Dianetics or Scientology only to cure illness or only to treat the insane, knowing well they were intended for spiritual gain.
26. I promise to cooperate fully with the authorized organizations of Dianetics and Scientology in safeguarding the ethical use and practice of those subjects.
27. I promise to refuse to permit any being to be physically injured, violently damaged, operated on or killed in the name of “mental treatment.”
28. I promise not to permit sexual liberties or violations of patients.
29. I promise to refuse to admit to the ranks of practitioners any being who is insane.