Scientology 0-8

Scientology 0-8: The Book Of Basics. Pre-2007 cover

Scientology 0-8: The Book Of Basics it the late book, attributed to L. Ron Hubbard, but really compiled by staff from LRH bulletins and articles. Originally published in 1970, regularly updated/expanded and maintained in print to this day.

The book is a collection of charts, graphs, scales, tables, maxims, logics, codes and axioms, most of which appeared previously in other Scientology works such as Scientology: 8-8008 and the Church's in-house magazine The Auditor.


Hubbard's "Factors" are presented as the "Summation of the considerations and examinations of the human spirit and material universe". Examples include:

  • Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of Effect.
  • The First Action of Beingness is to assume a viewpoint.
  • There is Beingness, but man believes there is only Becomingness.

The QsEdit

Also known as "The Prelogics", these are a group of axiom-like proclamations given with no context or explanation, such as:

  • Theta creates space, energy and objects by postulates.
  • Self-determinism, applied, will create, alter, conserve and possibly destroy universes.

The Axioms of ScientologyEdit

Hubbard's Axioms have been reprinted in many other texts such as What is Scientology?. Examples include:

  • Life is basically a static.
  • Time is basically a postulate that space and particles will persist.
  • Survival is accomplished by Alter-is-ness and Not-is-ness, by which is gained the persistency known as Time.
  • The general rule of Auditing is that anything which is unwanted and yet persists must be thoroughly viewed, at which time it will vanish.
  • Theta can resolve problems.
  • Communication is the consideration and action of impelling an impulse or particle from source-point across a distance to receipt-point, with the intention of bringing into being at the receipt-point a duplication and understanding of that which emanated from the source-point.

Scientology Code of HonorEdit

The Scientology Code of Honor is prefaced with the statement "No one expects the Code of Honor to be closely and tightly followed." Examples include:

  • Never withdraw allegiance once granted.
  • Never desert a group to which you owe your support.
  • Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.

The LogicsEdit

Like the Prelogics (Qs), the Logics are presented in the book as-is, without context, explanation, or analysis. Examples include:

  • A datum is a facsimile of states of being, states of not being, actions or inactions, conclusions, or suppositions in the physical or any other universe. (Note: after Hubbard's death, this Logic was rewritten, despite alterations to his words having been expressly forbidden during his lifetime. See Altered texts in Scientology doctrine.)
  • Those fields which most depend upon authoritative opinion for their data least contain known natural law.

The Axioms of DianeticsEdit

The book relays all 194 axioms of Dianetics, which were originally published in 1951. Examples include:

  • Theta operating through Lambda converts the forces of the physical universe into forces to conquer the physical universe.
  • Death is abandonment by Theta of a life organism or race or species where these can no longer serve Theta in its goals of infinite survival.
  • Colonial aggregations of viruses and cells can be imbued with more Theta than they inherently contained.
  • A Valence is a facsimile personality made capable of force by the counter-effort of the moment or receipt into the plus or minus randomity of unconsciousness.
  • Any aesthetic product is a symbolic facsimile or combination of facsimiles of Theta or physical universes in varied randomities and volumes of randomities with the interplay of tones.

The Axioms of S.O.P. 8-CEdit

Originally appearing in The Creation of Human Ability, No elaboration is given in the text here for the meaning and significance of "S.O.P. 8-C". Despite the title, these are presented as a mixture of Prelogics, axioms, and formulas. Examples:

  • Compulsive position precedes compulsive thinking.
  • Space exists by reason of anchor points.
  • Energy is derived from mass by fixing two terminals in proximity in Space.
  • The basic action of existence is duplication.
  • The MEST universe is a game consisting of barriers.


Among the many other graphs, charts, scales and tables included in the book are:

  • The Tone Scale
  • The Emotional Tone Scale
  • The Scale of Motion
  • Responsibility Scale
  • Emotion and Affinity Scale
  • "DEI to CDEI"
  • Points of Case Address
  • Scale of Identification
  • A Table of Relationships
  • "Know to Mystery" Scale
  • Scale of Knowingness
  • Pan-Determinism Scale
  • Reality and Communication Scale
  • Havingness Scale
  • Pre-Havingness Scale
  • Reality-spotting by E-meter
  • Deterioration of Time Sense
  • Awareness Characteristics

Some, such as "Reality-spotting by E-meter", are relatively complex, tabling points of the Tone Scale against various degrees of Hubbard's "Reality Scale" (in two different versions) juxtaposed with corresponding predictions of what to expect from the E-meter's needle in each instance.

Others, such as the "Points of Case Address", are extremely simple (this example consists of just three words: "Thought, Emotion, Effort").

History of publishingEdit

Date (c) Printing Country ISBN Publisher
1970 1 USA  ? The American Saint Hill Organization, Church of Scientology of California
1970 3 USA ISBN 0-88404-009-7 The American Saint Hill Organization, Church of Scientology of California
1970 1 DK ISBN 0-68630-808-5 SPO A/S Scientology Publication Organization, Copenhagen
1970  ? DK ISBN 8-78734-773-3 SPO A/S in Copenhagen
1971 2 DK  ? SPO A/S in Copenhagen
1975  ? USA  ? Los-Angeles: The American Saint Hill Organization
1976 3 DK ISBN 8-78734-773-3 Pubs DK
1976 6 USA ISBN 0-88404-009-7 Church of Scientology of California, Publications Organization
1982 4 DK  ? New Era Publications ApS, Copenhagen
1982 repr USA ISBN 0-88404-113-1 Bridge Pubs Inc. LA
1989-2002 2 USA ISBN 0-88404-376-2 Bridge Pubs Inc., LA
2007  ? USA ISBN 978-1-4031-4491-1 Bridge Pubs Inc. LA

References Edit

Sources Edit

Scientology bibliography
Dianetics: Dianetics, the Original Thesis | Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health | Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science | Notes on the Lectures | Science of Survival | Child Dianetics | Self Analysis | Advanced Procedure and Axioms | Dianetics 55!
Scientology: Handbook for Preclears | A History of Man | Scientology: 88 | Scientology: 8-80 | Scientology 8-8008 | The Creation of Human Ability | The Phoenix Lectures | Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought | Have You Lived Before This Life | A New Slant on Life | Introduction to Scientology Ethics | Mission Into Time | Scientology 0-8
E-meter: The Book Of E-Meter Drills | Introducing The E-Meter | E-Meter Essentials
Other: How to Live Though an Executive | The Problems of Work | Hymn of Asia | All About Radiation | The Way to Happiness | Clear Body, Clear Mind
Not by L. Ron Hubbard : Fundamentals of Scientology | Child Scientology | Dianetics Today | Brainwashing | Electropsychometry | The Hubbard Electrometer | This Is Life | Sanity for the Layman | Miracles for Breakfast | How to Choose Your People | Ups and Downs