The States of Existence
by L. Ron Hubbard
The first state above man is a being who can communicate.
We instinctively revere the great artist, painter or musician and society as a whole looks upon them as not quite ordinary beings.
And they are not. They are a cut above man. That they were born this way and were not audited to it does not make them less higher beings. He who can truly communicate to others is a higher being who builds new worlds.
Auditing can achieve this higher state of being — he or she who can communicate. That is a Grade 0 Release.
What distinguishes civilized man as MAN is that he is mired into PROBLEMS which just get worse the more he “solves” them.
The being who can recognize the actual source of problems and so see them vanish is too rare to be easily comprehended. Man solves problems. A being in a higher state looks at them and they vanish.
There are fantastic phenomena here which man has never, before Scientology, examined.
When a being can do this — make problems vanish with a glance — he certainly is no longer man. And the problems artists have are legend.
A being can be audited up to being able to do this. It is a Grade I Release.
Man has never known, except in some of the rare miracle workers he regarded as saints, how to bring relief to various ills.
The secret was that one is connecting oneself to what he abhors.
To be able to easily bring relief to oneself and others from the hostilities and sufferings of life is a skill man has seen only in healers.
Relief is obtained at Grade II Release.