For fun, let's start on "the Grade Chart" with the "dissemination drill." I never studied the materials for the "dissemination drill" though as I understand it there are bulletins on this and how to do it. I guess since I was in division six it was just the logical thing to never train me on this valuable piece of Hubbard's fantastic "technology." At any rate I got the information for the drill through "verbal data." The core material for this particular performance is on the grade chart.
Open the grade chart in another tab so you can follow along.
Oh, wait. I have to bring the lurking scientologists up to speed on this. Two of the most widely used web browsers are Internet Explorer 7 and Firefox 3. These two browsers allow the user to open many web pages simultaneously and access them by using what are called "tabs."
Now on the chart scroll over to the middle just under the title.
You will find the words "Awareness Characteristics." Below that you will see the words "Total Freedom" with an arrow below it pointing up.
Now scroll down to the bottom of the chart where you will find two long arrows pointing up. At the very bottom it says "-34 Unexistence" and my spell checker is right now protesting on that word.
Scroll up a bit and you will find "-7 ruin." That's where the dissemination drill starts. Let me just quote the chart in order here so you can follow along.
-3 Demand for Improvement
-4 Need of Change
-5 Fear of Worsening
You now have a map of almost every con game there is.
So here in essence is how the dissemination drill works. It starts with finding a person's "ruin." The people in scientology doing this drill don't care if what they find is really your "ruin" or not. They just need a hook on which they can hang the rest of the drill and get you into scientology.
I will demonstrate this with a fictitious exchange between a scientologist, I'll call Fred and a "piece of raw meat" - I'm sorry, a young woman I'll call Suzie.
Fred has got into communication with Suzie with the "Free Stress Test," scientology's "Free Personality Test" or by some other means. Fred has been love bombing Suzie "to get her to feel more assured." (ref: Desolation Row by Bob Dylan) and so the dissemination drill starts.
Fred: Do you mind if I ask you a personal question?
Suzie: No. It's alright.
Fred: What's ruining your life? (-7 Ruin)
Suzie: What do you mean?
Fred: What is it that is keeping you from having a really good life.
Suzie: Well my mother has all these rules.
Fred: Is that what's ruining your life?
Suzie: Yeah, I guess.
Fred: OK, good. How does that effect you? (-6 Effect)
Suzie: It keeps me from going out with my boyfriend and having a good time. She makes me stay home every night and do homework.
Fred: OK, good. Can you see how that could get worse? (-5 Fear of Worsening)
Suzie: If I do go out with my boyfriend she would ground me for a long time. Then I'd never have any fun.
Fred: OK, good. Do you see that you need to change that? (-4 Need of change)
Fred: OK, good. You really want to improve that situation with your mother, don't you? (-3 Demand for improvement.)
Fred: OK, good. Well there is hope for you. (-2 Hope) Scientology can help with that. (-1 Help)
Fred: I am so glad you asked.
At this point Fred will sell Suzie a dianetics book or a basic service in scientology and get her name, address, phone number, email address and very probably her credit card information.
While moderately effective the "dissemination drill" does not work on a one for one basis, which contributes a great deal to the ire of divisional secretaries and executive directors. It also contributes to people in the public divisions doing "lower conditions."