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Although there are substantially many more ways in which these principles and others may be used to better conditions, one need not spend months studying Scientology before it can be used. People have been led to believe that life is complex and man unknowable, but Scientology holds the opposite view: It is possible for anyone not only to know himself in the fullest sense of the word, but also to gain control over life. Moreover, Scientology is organized so that one may easily employ just a single principle to work remarkable changes.

But quite apart from the immediate bettering of relationships, or sorting out the confusion in one’s life, these principles are actually part of the practice of Scientology, and that practice is dedicated to — and has the technology to — consistently raise individuals on the Tone Scale, increase their ARC, and broadly improve their dynamics.

To fully appreciate the depth and scope of the religion, and the actual practice of these principles and others, it is necessary to gain some understanding of the most important practices of Scientology — auditing and training — the subject of the next chapter.


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