Blog: A Brief History of How Scientology's E-Meter Came Into Existence – Part 7 - 2020-04-05
1955: THE E-METER IS BANISHED FROM SCIENTOLOGY!
In a stunning turn of events, Ron Hubbard suddenly withdrew the e-meter from service in Scientology in 1955. He explained why the e-meter was no longer being used in Chapter X of his new book Dianetics 55 :
In this quote, Hubbard denounces the e-meter as a "mechanical gadget" that imposes itself between the auditor and the preclear. This mechanical gadget, Hubbard stated, depersonalized the session and unfavorably gave the auditor an unwanted dependency "upon the physical universe and its meters which did not have to be there."