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    OT VIII "Confidential" Student Briefing

    Whether acquired characteristics -- like learning to be a great piano player -- can be inherited has been the subject of much scientific debate over the years. I believe the current prevailing opinion is that it doesn't work that way. But I'm no scientist and I don't pretend to understand all of...
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    OT VIII "Confidential" Student Briefing

    Actually alot of musical ability is just training your body to make the necessary motions. This is why musicians spend hours practicing everyday. Someone who had a different body that had not been trained like this wouldn't be able to play. (I'm not defending anyone's claim they were Beethoven...
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    OT VIII "Confidential" Student Briefing

    1970 Grade Chart, showing same "Ability Gained" for OT VIII (takes a few seconds to load)...
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    OT VIII "Confidential" Student Briefing

    I suspect they realize that OT VIII was a big disappointment (though cult brainwashing prevents anyone from saying it and perhaps even from clearly articulating it to themselves). And anything they release as OT IX and X would ultimately be perceived as a disappointment too. By not releasing OT...
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    OT VIII "Confidential" Student Briefing

    I think whoever wrote the blurb was struggling there and reached a little too far into his thesaurus.
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