Study Tech – Essay

Scientology’s Study Technology

The Hidden Message in L. Ron Hubbard’s “Study Tech”


1. What is Study Technology?

  1. The Three Principles of Study Tech
  2. The Meaning of “Mass”
  3. The Second Principle: Learning on a Gradient
  4. Go Back and Find Your Misunderstood
  5. Word Clearing
  6. Demo Kits and the Clay Table

2. Study Tech and L. Ron Hubbard

  1. Who Wrote the Study Tech Books?
  2. Hubbard the Educator
  3. Hubbard and Children

3. Study Tech and Scientology Doctrine

  1. Is Study Tech Secular or Religious?
  2. Where Does Study Tech Come From?
  3. Mental Mass and the E-Meter
  4. Word Clearing as Religious Ritual
  5. Study Tech’s Role in Scientology Ideology

4. Study Tech Assessed

  1. Does Study Tech Work?
  2. What Experts Say About Study Tech
  3. Is Study Tech Constitutional?

5. Conclusion


Dr. David S. Touretzky

Computer Science Department &

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Chris Owen, MBE



United Kingdom



Last update: December 9, 2003.

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