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21 June 2012

Yesterday Randy Maugans interviewed an intuitive named Brad Johnson for his Summer Solstice show.

Brad is on the net here :

Brad calls himself a “Tone 3 Jaguar” and told Randy that he uses an arbitrary scale of minus to plus 20 to rank the “frequency” of beings he runs into.

This is the fist time I have seen the use of a “tone scale” outside of Scientology, so I thought it was about time to go over the basics of this concept.


Here I paraphrase my Webster’s New World Dictionary:

1. A musical sound or its quality.
2. Voice quality meant to convey feeling or attitude.
3. A similar quality conveyed by the choice of words.
4. Resilience or elasticity.
5. Distinctive quality attributed to a place, period or design.
6. A quality of color.

The rest of the definitions in my dictionary are specialized uses of the word.

Particular mention should be made of its musical definitions which relate to the concept of a musical scale containing a specific collection of tones (frequencies) related to each other in some way.

It should be mentioned that frequency in this context refers to rate of vibration.

These terms are used in the various occult communities without the scientific rigor I am used to from my engineering background.

Johnson’s Tones

Brad threw out several bits of theory and technology in his interview. I had no idea what the source of these was until I began to read his site.

On his “What is a Tone 3 Jaguar?” page, he mentions the 13 tones of the Mayan ceremonial (Tzolkin) calendar. He credits a guy name Ian Lungold (here: with disseminating this information, so I guess that’s where Brad got it.

Ian says in his biography:

By June of 1974, I had run across and read Dianetics: The Science of the Mind, by L. Ron Hubbard. I took communication classes and joined staff at the Scientology center in Fresno. I worked on staff to pay my way through training and the processing called “auditing.” I worked in the Public Division of the center. That is, I introduced Scientology to people from off the street, taught communication classes and went door-to-door selling Dianetics books. I once sold 248 books in a week. I got an award. And I could eat. This is how I was making a living. I went “clear” in 1978.

Ian went on to MANY other things. In the end, it was a man named Dr. Carl J. Calleman ( who he came to respect the most. Ian died in 2005.

The Mayans, apparently, had a system of assigning a different number (tone) and name (glyph) to each day. There are 13 tones and 20 names and both lists are cycled through. The pattern repeats every 260 days.

The Mayan system, as currently taught and practiced, is used as a kind of astrological or prophecy system. This attitude towards life somewhat implies that one is not ultimately in control of one’s own destiny, an attitude I do not subscribe to. In that spirit, let me introduce the Tone Scale.

Hubbard’s Tone Scale

The Tone Scale can also be used for prediction, but not of the same epic scope that the occult practitioners hoped their technologies would have. It can be used to predict short-term human behavior, and thus guide a Scientologist in the practice of auditing (helping another navigate through his own mind) or in navigating through life himself.

Hubbard first used this concept in Dianetics as a way to illustrate the result of the combined efforts to survive and succumb that exist in a person’s life. The result could be given an arbitrary scale of measurement. Hubbard initially chose zero to four. At zero the efforts to succumb have won, and the person has died. At 2.0 the person is struggling, the opposed efforts being roughly equal. At 4.0 the person is surviving well, his own efforts to survive consistently winning over efforts to defeat him.

In a few years, Hubbard had expanded the scale to encompass the “spiritual” tones, which can range below body death – as the spirit survives this – and above ordinary body life – as the spirit is also capable of operating out of body.

His first Tone Scale to include the minus tones was introduced in his book Scientology 8-80 (page 91 of the newest edition). This scale went from plus 40.0 (Serenity of Beingness) through 20.0 (Action) to 8.0 (Exhilaration) to the top of the “Thetan-Plus-Body” scale at 4.0 (Enthusiasm) through 0.0 (Being a body) down to -4.0 (Needing bodies) with -8.0 (Hiding) at the bottom.

The “final” scale is published in Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin of 25 September 1971, revised 1 April 1978 (revision B) as “Tone Scale in Full.”

It starts at plus 40 and goes down to minus 40 and contains 59 named levels. Professional Scientolgists are expected to know it by heart. Minus 40 is “Total Failure.”

Tones and New Age

Marcia Montenegro, a Christian interpreter of New Age ideas, sums up New Age concepts, as laid out in one book, as follows:

The New Age is a mixture of Eastern (especially Hindu), occult, pagan and humanist principles. It is more a patchwork of ideas than a well-integrated consistent belief system. Yet there are basic beliefs foundational to most New Age thinking presented in The Celestine Prophecy:
1) we should be guided by our experiences and intuitions;
2) there is one energy, a life force, uniting all matter and humanity, and this energy is God;
3) nature has consciousness; and,
4) we are in a process of spiritual evolvement which will eventually lead to vibrating at a higher level until we transcend our bodies.

Many New Agers believe in “ascension” which is accomplished through techniques that “raise your vibrational level.”

While this is all very interesting and esoteric, what it comes down to for most people is tone level.


New Age knowledge and practice has an accessibility problem. You have to “find” it by being “guided” to it. And unless you are a master teacher yourself, you have to have the source materials interpreted to you by someone who has studied them, as they are written in ancient forgotten languages, or not found in actual written form.

This is just another control system. It is based on Sirian concepts and is pushed by most Sirian-connected groups. The Pleiadians, though of Sirian descent, have a different approach based more on self-determinism.

The basics of Scientology are open, freely available, and written (or spoken) in plain English (and carefully translated into many more). You can train all the way to Class 6 auditor and co-audit to Clear or at least NED Case Completion using materials that are all publicly available and standard for every licensed practitioner.


If Meditation and other New Age practices are so workable, why aren’t they more the buzz?

I’m not here to tell you that these practices are not workable. But I am here to tell you that the Sirian origins of these technologies have served to limit their workability. They are not very easy to apply, they are certainly not for everyone, and the range of conditions they address is somewhat limited.

On the other hand, Scientology offers a wide range of technologies from simple to very difficult. And the simplest ones can be picked up and used by almost anyone.

Scientology technologies are available to handle many diverse situations. These range from personal problems with health, ethics, morality, study, alertness, mental capabilities and spiritual advancement through relationships, family problems, raising children, working in a group, and on up to how to organize, finance and lead groups, work with tools and materials, and solve national, global, spiritual and universal problems.

I strongly recommend the Volunteer Ministers website as a starting place. It offers free courses that introduce you to many of these technologies, if you are willing to register with them.