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Exalted Cognizance or Unholy Decoction?
In late 1981, shortly before he suffered a near paralytic stroke as a result of a brain aneurysm, Hubbard was in the custom of verbally dictating his personal views on a number of topics, both philosophical and technical, in the midst of a flurry of orders and advices on any possible topic imaginable to Management, the FSO and Scientology Organizations. These would range from complex plans and programs to raise income to the materials an executive should have on his desk. Since the late 1970s he would hardly compose a technical issue without using a recording device. In this way were the bulk of the original NOTs materials and nearly every bulletin issued subsequently prepared. Among the dozen or so “philosophical bulletins” issued under Hubbard’s name throughout 1982, each and every one was extracted from those recordings and sometimes even “adapted”. Their issuance was evenly distributed throughout the year, no doubt to appease increasing rumors about Hubbard’s being “off-lines” or possibly even being incapacitated.
Possibly the most illustrious (or rather for some, infamous) of the bulletins so produced in 1982 is the one entitled “Pain and Sex”
Originally recorded some time in 1981, and largely because they were extracted out of any surrounding context, a number of Hubbard statements were “adapted” and hastily joined for their publication by RTC on the 26th of August 1982 as part of a plan the to preserve the illusion that Hubbard was still “fully in control of the Church”, by regularly issuing “new bulletins” under his name. .