The Solo Levels
In this text I'm generally using the term "Solo Levels" to replace the old "OT levels".
Occasionally, though, I'm going to say "OT 1­3" when I mean the actual written materials.
Yet when I'm referring to the auditing actions suggested by me, I'll say "Solo Levels".
The auditing actions I'm going to suggest may not coincide with what's done elsewhere, by other C/Ses. My background
on this is first St.Hill UK and then Bill Robertson.
The term "OT level" is actually quite well­chosen in that "OT" refers to the telepathic
aspect of solo auditing, to actions one does as a thetan and not by means of a body.
Since one becomes increasingly aware of oneself operating as a thetan (both in and out of session) as one moves
up these levels, they are rightfully called OT levels. But in order to emphasize that the procedures described
in this text are my personal way of going about it and don't purport to follow anyone's idea of "standard
tech", and since the exaggerated claims by the Church of Scientology's propaganda machine have distorted the
word OT beyond recognition, I personally prefer the rather modest term Solo Level.
Each of the Solo Levels 1 to 3 consist of an instruction and an auditing action. The instruction refers to the
bank segments to be audited and how to audit them. They should be studied in the handwriting of Ron Hubbard (at
least those of OT 1 and 3. I have never seen the C.C. and OT 2 in Ron's own hand).
This is the traditional way of studying OT 1­3 so as to guarantee the authenticity of the materials.
Unfortunately these materials are not on sale in your local bookstore. But there are ways of getting them. (The
handwritten materials of OT 3 were quoted in their entirity in the "Pied Pipers", LK3/ch. 3.)
The steps above Solo 3 don't require any materials beyond what's covered in this book.
A Historical Review
Various "bridges" have evolved inside and outside the Church of Scientology. The first bridge (1950)
was auditing Dianetics until you had a Clear. Then followed Mest Clear, Theta Clear, Cleared Theta Clear. Then
Grade I to VII, with Grades I to IV being the usual, Grade V being Power, Grade VI being R6EW and Grade VII the
Clearing Course Materials. Grade VII was Clear. This bridge was extended in 1968 to include OT I to III. A few
years later it was extended to include OT IV to VII. These levels, the so­called "old" OT levels,
were mainly OT drills. You were meant to take on the viewpoints of people and animals, getting the feel of them
and getting them to follow your intentions. These "old" OT levels presupposed that the auditee was through
with his OT III to the point of not a single BT left. They didn't work because nobody was really through with OT
III to the required extent at the time. So in 1978 the top end of the bridge was changed, to be replaced by "new"
OT IV to VII, namely NOTs ("New Era Dianetics for OTs"). NOTs does not (as the promo suggests) make one
"Cause over Life", neither does it really handle OT III to its end. Again later the Church of Scn bridge
was extended up to OT VIII, something one has to do on the Sea Org's ocean cruiser. OT VIII yet again does not
take one through to the end phenomenon of OT III but restricts itself to some OT drills based on objectives and
certain L&N processes designed to drill holes into one's case.
Concurrently, after the independent scene separated out from the Church of Scn in 1982, various other attempts
were made outside the Church to build a better bridge. One was Captain Bill Robertson's Bridge to "caselessness"
which went up through the usual OT levels I to III, then jumped a gap to Excalibur as OT 8, then from OT 9 to OT
16, and finally to OT 48. Excalibur does handle OT III to its end. It was Robertson's answer to NOTs. He tried
to handle what was left unhandled after Excalibur by forever envisioning and adding new OT levels, in the attempt
to eventually attain the promised "caselessness". One problem with Robertson's bridge was that he never
tested his OT levels out (not even himself) before handing them over to the public. He simply envisioned them.
Robertson died in 1991.
Parallel to that, Irene Mumford developed "Dianesis", essentially a GPM process which is done solo after
attaining Clear. As much as I know, Dianasis has no definite end phenomenon like "full OT" or "case
completion. It seems that one can go on and on with it. Irene Mumford died in 1994 (I believe).
Again parallel to that, "Metapsychology" was formed. ("Meta" means "one level above".)
David Mayo had run his AACs (Advanced Ability Centers), delivering the Church bridge from Clear through OT 1­3
to NOTs, until he was sued by the Church and had to close down. He got together with Frank Garbode, a psychiatrist
and old­time scientologist. Together they founded "Metapsychology" which basically consists of
lower level Hubbard­materials. These were re­written to get around the copyright problem and be
able to approach the general public without the scientology stigma. To my knowledge Metapsychology doesn't go into
whole track GPMs and implants at all.
Yet again parallel to that (a lot happened between 1982 and 1985!) Harry Palmer got together with a number of disenchanted
Class VIII and XII auditors and founded "Avatar". It includes a three­step personal evolvement
based on Hubbard's early objective and creative processes. An avatar, in Hindu mythology, is an enlightened being
from a more subtle realm of existence who comes down here endowed with miraculous powers to help us Earthlings
on. He is not just a re­incarnated person. I fail to understand why Harry Palmer chose this name for his
movement except that perhaps his processes reflect the high­level awareness of an avatar as they imply
the concept of "why don't you simply as­is it just like that?"
Lastly there is the bridge suggested by me and described in this book. It is based on Hubbard's Clear­to­OT­III
bridge and features Robertson's Excalibur as its central component. The processes above Excalibur were researched
between 1989 and 1995 by me and the solo­auditors assisting me. At the time of the writing of this book
(1996) they can be considered well­tested.
(For a further discussion of the subject of "bridge building", see LK2, the chapter on Clear near the
end of the book, and LK3/ch.6.)