well, that's why I say it's the rhetoric, getting auditing doesn't do it alone, you have to read or listen to hubbard's words which persuade one to continue.I know that for me, there was a point where I thought a registrar or auditor knew something that I wanted to know. I went from not really knowing if there was truly something good about scientology to trying to make more money in order to pay for it after taking a couple intro courses and getting about 100 hours of intro "life repair" auditing. That didn't stick, then I goofed around a few years and didn't do any further services until I did the purification rundown.
Whatever they fed me in the intro sessions didn't fully get into my skull.
It took being on course, reading ksw 1, getting a few events into my system, before I shut off my alertness.
The next thing I knew, I was looking at the doubt formula, and interpreting that as the "proof" that the most survival thing one could do was to join staff.
Then I spent the next seven years enduring all sorts of stupidity. No money, long hours, permission being required to live my own life outside of my post.
It's doubtful that anyone can quantify accurately or study fully the effect scn has on mortals.
The whole purpose of the PTS tech handling is to weed out those that won't be persuaded, for anybody PTS is a potential trouble