Scientology Gets Emotional: Claire Headley on the Tone Scale - 2013-05-28
Claire Headley is taking us on our journey to train as Scientologists. She and her husband Marc were Sea Org workers who escaped from Scientology's International Base in 2005. She spent years working with Scientology's "tech," and was trusted to oversee the auditing of Tom Cruise. Go here to see the first part in this series.
For the past two weeks, Claire Headley has been helping us explore one of the most important steps that a Scientologist encounters early in his or her career: the PTS/SP course. Last week, we talked about the policy of "disconnection," which has a tendency to rip apart families. This week, we've asked her to focus on another aspect of the course before moving on — we wanted her to talk to us about L. Ron Hubbard's "Tone Scale."
As early as his 1950 book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, Hubbard was comparing life to a trip up and down a sort of keyboard of emotions. Later, that notion took firm hold in what he called his Tone Scale — a numerical value for determining a person's emotional state.