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ALTERATIONS IN THE MATERIALS OF DIANETICS AND SCIENTOLOGY

DIANETICS: THE ORIGINAL THESIS


Comparing 1980 reprint copyrighted under L. Ron Hubbard [ISBN: 0-88404-002-X] to 2007 edition copyrighted under "L. Ron Hubbard Library" [ISBN:  978-1-4031-4486-7]


David Miscavige's statements at the Basics release event in 2007:

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Yet needless to say no matter the presentation, in the end the only thing that matters is the tech itself, and where as I gave you a sampling of the type of things that were discovered in this investigation, the specifics are far more enlightening so let me take you through them one by one beginning with the earliest book of Dianetics – Dianetics: The Original Thesis.

It was originally written in 1948 for the medical community on whose patients LRH had developed and tested his discoveries. The manuscript was not offered for official publication but rather copies of the original type-written manuscript were circulated in limited numbers to a few select friends. Those friends in turn began making copies for their friends and so it went until nobody knows how many copies are in circulation. But here is what we do know: letters and requests for more information numbered in the thousands. In fact, so great was the demand that while LRH attempted to reply, he could not possibly answer every inquiry and so it was that he authored Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. But rather than continue with the entire history, the real point is this: The Original Thesis was not officially published until a year after Book One; whereupon we come to our first incident on the chain in terms of transcriptionists and editors from the school of omission and alter-is.
[audience laughter]
 
Now, of course the value of The Original Thesis cannot be overstated. As LRH has many times repeated over the years, the basic discoveries, the principal axioms and laws of Dianetics are only to be found in this book. Yet for any of you who have failed while reading this book, you are about to grasp the reason why. And, no, the reason isn’t as many have assumed over the years that the book is difficult as it was written in the lingo for the medicos.

First, we have the original manuscript those 1951 editors were working with when preparing the book for publication. As you can see, the book was originally titled “Abnormal Dianetics” for the fact that it revealed the source of abnormal or irrational behavior. Although yes, LRH did change the title of the book. As you can also see that type-written manuscript further includes LRH’s hand-written edits and additions – very good so far, and with what I’ve shown you’d assume we’re home free. But that’s exactly where the plot begins to thicken. You see, those edits by LRH were not made in 1951; they were made in 1949 – that is when LRH was first asked for a popular book on the subject, his initial reaction was to update the already existing manuscript – "Abnormal Dianetics." Needless to say, he soon abandoned that approach and instead wrote DMSMH, which in turn is to say, there may be LRH edits but they only covered the first third of the book.

LRH did however provide editorial direction both through his hand-written edits and specific direction. In fact, it was quite simple. First, he was updating terminology. Instead of an “impediment,” it became “engram.” Instead of a “drive,” it became “dynamic.” And, as you can see here, instead of “brain,” it became “mind.” So where did it go wrong? Misunderstoods and some “know-best people.”

Well, LRH certainly wanted the name of the book changed, he did not say to delete “Abnormal Dianetics” – the phrase – from the text and for good reason: The original makes a great distinction between Abnormal Dianetics, Dynamic Dianetics, Child Dianetics and so forth
. However, that 1951 editor having decided to delete the phrase “Abnormal Dianetics” from the book found it impossible as paragraphs would no longer make any sense. So what did she do? You guessed it – delete entire paragraphs. So don’t wonder why the text might have previously seemed disjointed – it was!

Next there was a chapter on auditing where LRH directed its update to specifically remove the section written for the medicos. Here, the editor liked certain parts of the original and so you end up with a nightmare scenario where she deleted entire paragraphs correctly but left in a few sentences from the middle of those deleted paragraphs. So you no longer need to wonder about sentences that caused you to think: “Where did THAT come from?!”

Then there are the twenty case histories given at the back of the book. At least, that’s what it says at the beginning of the chapter whereupon only two and a half are presented
. There were supposed to be none all of them a part of the medico edition and of course which made no sense in the context of LRH’s edits.

But take all I’ve shown and a few more dozen more I haven’t and they aren’t even a blip comparing to the lost tech discovered. You see, I previously referred to that manuscript as “original.” However, once it had all had been corrected, and yes meticulously so, a new outpoint arose – the pages didn’t add up. No matter how it was checked, the number of dictation disks didn’t match the length. LRH had also previously referenced the book’s total word count, and we were short by more than a few thousand words.

The dictation machine LRH used at the time was called the SoundScriber. It recorded by cutting grooves in small wax-like green records, much like the old phonograph LP. Thus, the search began and low and behold three disks were discovered. They were labeled “UNK” – unknown. But, no, they weren’t insignificant. First of all they revealed that many of the chapters as currently published were in the wrong sequence – a discovery that pales in comparison to the rest because those three disks also contained two previously unpublished chapters. One called “The Analyzer” in providing the first description and operation of analytical mind and the second entitled “The Clear.” Yes, the first description of the state of Clear, and yes too they’ve now been fully recovered.
[audience standing up, cheering and clapping]

 If for no other reason than I thought you’d be interested, and baring in mind we are discovering real lost tech, I thought you’d like to hear a short sample of that dictation. Yes, it’s a bit scratchy sounding, but then again it is LRH 1948. Here it is:

“The term Clear is used because it is common parlance in the field of computers. The analytical mind, when the reactive mind has been restimulated and exhausted by artificial means, instantly clears itself. This can be considered to make new circuits and computations available. The action does not change in any slightest degree the basic personality of the individual but delivers to that personality a clear mind relieved of harmful emotional content and an organism which is no longer anxiously telegraphing information about false, but nevertheless real, pain.”

So with all that you now understand why The Original Thesis is truly like you’ve never seen it as was originally intended, from LRH Introduction to sequence of chapters providing the basic theory, auditing, clearing, and with all text restored as LRH intended including his original glossary providing the first definitions of Dianetics – all that in addition to a further glossary containing definitions for another 744 words, and there you have it – Dianetics: The Original Thesis.

You can see the full version of this video on the official Church of Scientology website at this address:
http://www.scientology.org/david-miscavige/basic-books-and-lectures.html
The segment on The Original Thesis starts at 40:59 time marker of the video.


Let's address some of David Miscavige's statements one by one:

"... transcriptionists and editors from the school of omission and alter-is."

Here is a 1951 FOREWORD from "those editors" that was still preserved in 1980 reprint. Notice the amount of respect and admiration expressed toward L. Ron Hubbard and his works along with showing great care for the readers.


"And, no, the reason isn’t as many have assumed over the years that the book is difficult as it was written in the lingo for the medicos."

The book is not at all difficult and "as many have assumed" is simply a generalization – Miscavige pretending to represent an opinion of the "masses."


"First, he was updating terminology. Instead of an “impediment,” it became “engram.” Instead of a “drive,” it became “dynamic.” And, as you can see here, instead of “brain,” it became “mind.”

Ok. If there were some changes in the terms "drive" and "brain," it doesn't mean that the words had to be changed indiscriminately throughout the book. As demonstrated in text comparisons down below, both "drive" and "dynamic," "brain" and "mind" where used throughout the text where appropriate. The term "drive" should have never been completely removed as it adds to and clarifies the concept of a "dynamic" as it was originally formulated.


"Well, LRH certainly wanted the name of the book changed  he did not say to delete “Abnormal Dianetics,” the phrase, from the text and for good reason: The original makes a great distinction between Abnormal Dianetics, Dynamic Dianetics, Child Dianetics and so forth."

How does Miscavige know that, and how can he be so sure? The book was published almost a decade before he was even born. Since The Original Thesis was published a year AFTER Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (DMSMH - the main book on Dianetics), it only makes sense that it was edited to align more closely with DMSMH. "Abnormal Dianetics" and "Dynamic Dianetics" are dead phrases that are not used anywhere in  DMSMH or any other material on the subject. Reintroducing these terms back into the book only serves to generate more confusion which becomes very evident when you compare the text in 2007 "corrected" edition with the one in 1980 reprint (see AN ANALOGY OF THE MIND section down below).

Yes, the original manuscript could have separated "Dynamic Dianetics" from "Abnormal Dianetics" but again no such distinction exists in any other material on the subject, and "Dynamic Dianetics" is not clearly defined in 2007 The Original Thesis or anywhere else in the basic materials on the subject. A definition in LRH Glossary of 2007 only says:
"DYNAMIC DIANETICS:
The science of the basic dynamics of the individual and his basic personality. At this writing, that branch of Dianetics most intensely under observation and research is this one."
At this point a reader may wonder what happened to that research and where he or she can read more about "Dynamic Dianetics." Ironically, this is answered in 1980 Glossary which retained an original definition that also says: "(See Science of Survival  by L. Ron Hubbard.)" So now you know.


"Then there are the twenty case histories given at the back of the book. At least, that’s what it says at the beginning of the chapter whereupon only two and a half are presented."

There are three quite simple case histories at the end of 1980 reprint, and as you can see on Page 141, the chapter does NOT say that there are "twenty case histories."


"So what did she do? You guessed it – delete entire paragraphs."

Really? How about David Miscavige deleting a paragraph defining an engram from chapter "ENGRAMS?" And that's not the only paragraph that was deleted. In chapter "AUDITING," Ron Hubbard elaborated on the use of hypnosis, hypnotic drugs, using dreams and other considerations related to therapy, in addition to running engrams through "return." All of that was deleted and replaced with a more specific patter on returning which looks like something straight out of DMSMH. This should not have been done since The Original Thesis was meant to present Ron Hubbard's original thoughts on the subject which were not yet formed into detailed specifics presented in later works.


"... many of the chapters as currently published were in the wrong sequence."


In comparing the two table of contents, it looks like ONE chapter – Dramatization – was moved and most likely incorrectly so. Just looking at it logically, it makes sense that a chapter on "Dramatization" would follow a chapter on "The Character of Engrams." Of course, when David Miscavige said "currently," it must have meant somewhere around 2007 when he made this statement. 1988 publication of this book [ISBN: 0-88404-101-8] under a new copyright of "L. Ron Hubbard Library" and a different title – The Dynamics of Life – had its chapters in the exact same order as 1980. If there was some other publication that existed between 1988 and 2007 one, it was not available for this review.


1980 Table of Contents (source doc) 2007 Table of Contents (source doc)
Forward 9
Introduction (1948) 11
Primary Axioms 13
An Analogy of the Mind 22
The Dynamics 29
The Basic Individual 34
Engrams 38
Aberrations 55
The Tone Scale 59
The Character of Engrams 62
Dramatization 74
The Auditor’s Code 81
Auditing 85
Diagnosis 92
Exhaustion of Engrams 102
Engram Chains 112
Prenatal, Birth and Infant Engrams 117
The “Laws” of Returning 127
Case Histories 141
Glossary 147
Scientology, Current State of the
Subject and Materials (1973) 156

FOREWORD
vii
INTRODUCTION
1
PART I: DISCOVERIES AND PRINCIPLES
Chapter One Primary Axioms 7
Chapter Two An Analogy of the Mind 17
Chapter Three The Dynamics 25
Chapter Four The Basic Individual 33
Chapter Five Engrams 39
Chapter Six Aberrations 53
Chapter Seven The Tone Scale 59
Chapter Eight The Character of Engrams 65
PART II: AUDITING
Chapter Nine The Auditor’s Code 79
Chapter Ten Auditing 85
Chapter Eleven Diagnosis 93
Chapter Twelve Exhaustion of Engrams 103
Chapter Thirteen The Analyzer 113
Chapter Fourteen The Clear 127
PART III: CLEARING
Chapter Fifteen Engram Chains 139
Chapter Sixteen Dramatization 147
Chapter Seventeen Prenatal, Birth and Infant Engrams 155
Chapter Eighteen The “Laws” of Returning 165
LRH GLOSSARY
179
Appendix
Further Study
187
Guide to the Materials
200
Addresses
202
Editor s Glossary of Words, Terms & Phrases 207
Index
265



Below are some comparisons of text from selected chapters. There are many more differences that can be presented between 1980 and 2007 publications, but the goal here is not to list all and every single alteration – it is simply to show enough to demonstrate the fact that the changes took place for the worse.



INTRODUCTION

1980: 11 2007: 1
Dianetics has been under test by the writer, as here delineated, for the past three years. The last series of random volunteers, numbering twenty, were rehabilitated, twenty out of twenty, with an average number of work hours of 151.2 per subject. Dianetics offers the first anatomy of the human mind and techniques for handling the hitherto unknown reactive mind, which causes irrational and psychosomatic behavior. It has successfully removed any compulsions, repressions, neuroses and psychoses to which it has been applied. Dianetics has been under test by the writer, as here delineated, for the past four years. The last series of random volunteers (numbering twenty) were rehabilitated, twenty out of twenty, with an average number of work hours of fifty-two per subject. Dianetics has been found to successfully resolve migraine headaches, ulcers, arthritis, astigmatism, bursitis, stammering, glandular imbalance, asthma, allergies and other psychosomatic ills. It has also successfully removed any compulsions, repressions, neuroses and psychoses to which it has been applied.



PRIMARY AXIOMS


1980: 13 2007: 7 Dianetics Original Thesis Alterations
 Dianetics is an heuristic science built upon axioms. Workability rather than Idealism has been consulted. Dianetics is a heuristic science built upon axioms. Workability rather than Truth has been consulted.

[This alteration alone says it all.]


1980: 14 2007: 8
The first axiom is:
SURVIVE!
This can be seen to be the lowest common denominator of the finite universe. It embraces all forms of energy.
The first axiom is:
SURVIVE!
This can be seen to be the lowest common denominator of the finite universe. It embraces the conservation of energy and all forms of energy.

[How does "Survive" embrace "the conservation of energy?" It would be great to see if something of this sort was in fact in the original manuscript of "Abnormal Dianetics."]


1980: 18 2007: 10
Man is heir to the experience and construction of his own ancestors. As cellular conservatism is one of the factors of survival, his brain is basically the same brain which directed and resolved the problems of his animal forebears. By evolution and natural selection, this brain therefore has the primary priority in emergencies. Superimposed on this animal brain has been developed an enormously complex analyzer, which probably exists in his frontal lobe. Man is heir to the experience and construction of his own ancestors. As cellular conservatism is one of the factors of survival, his mind is basically the same mind which directed and resolved the problems of his animal forebears. By evolution and natural selection, this mind therefore has the primary priority in emergencies. Superimposed on this animal mind has been developed an enormously complex analyzer, which probably exists as his frontal lobe.


1980: 21 2007: 13
It is a purpose of Dianetics to pass man across the abyss of irrational, solely reactive thought and enter him upon a new stage of constructive progression to the ultimate goal. It is a purpose of Dianetics in general, and Abnormal Dianetics in particular, to pass Man across the abyss of irrational, solely reactive thought and enter him upon a new stage of constructive progression to the ultimate goal.



AN ANALOGY OF THE MIND

1980: 22 2007: 17 Dianetics Original Thesis Alterations
It is not the purpose of Dianetics to reconstruct the human mind. The purpose of Dianetics is to delete from the existing mind those physically painful experiences which have resulted in the aberration of the analytical mind, to resolve the physical manifestations of mental aberration, and to restore in its entirety the proper working function of a brain not otherwise physically deranged.

Dianetics thus embraces the various aspects of psychosomatic conditions, including the glandular balance or imbalance of the organism, as influenced by painful physical experience. However, its purpose is not one of healing, and its address is not to such psychosomatic manifestations specifically, but rather to those aberrative experiences in which these conditions have their roots.

The initial adjustments of the individual are included in Child Dianetics and Educational Dianetics. Judicial Dianetics, Political Dianetics and Military Dianetics are elsewhere touched upon or allocated for study. Dianetics, as a family of sciences, proceeds however from the axioms cursorily touched upon in the last chapter and is uniformly governed by the principles of the behavior of the human mind.


It is not the purpose of Abnormal Dianetics to investigate or accurately reconstruct the human mind. The purpose of Abnormal Dianetics is to delete from the existing mind those physically painful experiences which have resulted in the aberration of the analytical mind, to erase from the body psychosomatic illnesses which are physical abnormalities and the physical manifestation of the aberration, and to restore in its entirety the proper working function of a mind not otherwise physically deranged.

Abnormal Dianetics embraces the various physiological aspects of psychosomatic medicine, including the glandular balance or imbalance of the organism as influenced by painful physical experiences.

The measurement and increase of the dynamic is the practice and study of Dynamic Dianetics, which subject is not included in this manual. The initial adjustments of the individual are included in Child Dianetics and Educational Dianetics. Surgical and medical procedures as they affect the mind are covered in Medical Dianetics, which is briefly touched upon in this manual. Judicial Dianetics, Political Dianetics and Military Dianetics are elsewhere touched upon or allocated for study. Dianetics as a family of sciences proceeds, however, from the axioms cursorily touched upon in the last chapter and is uniformly governed by the principles of the behavior of the human mind as enhanced by the techniques of Abnormal Dianetics.


1980: 23 2007: 18 Dianetics Original Thesis Alterations
When an individual is acting contrary to survival of himself, his group, progeny, race, mankind, or life he can be considered to be unintelligent, uninformed or aberrated. Every single instance of aberrated conduct threatening the general goal of the individual as outlined in the last chapter can be proven to have a source which will specifically be found to be a painful experience containing data not available to the analytical mind. Every single instance and facet of aberrated conduct has its exact causation in the physically painful error which has been introduced during a moment of absence of the analytical power.

Dianetics consists of discovering the aberration in the individual, finding the physically painful experience which corresponds to it and placing the data therein contained at the disposal of the analytical mind.

More as an effort to demonstrate how that is accomplished than as an actual outline of the character of the mind, the following analogy is offered.

First there is the physio-animal section of the brain, containing the motor controls, the sub-brains, and the physical nervous system in general, including the physical aspect of the analytical section of the brain.
All human activity proceeds primarily from the impulses covered in the primary science, Dynamic Dianetics, which deals as above with the basic dynamic, its measurement and enhancement. The existence and variability of this dynamic are not primarily a subject for Abnormal Dianetics, but must be considered as the only primary thrust in obedience to which the mind and body react.

When the individual is acting contrary to the survival of himself, his group, progeny, race, Mankind or life, he can be considered to be unintelligent, uninformed or aberrated. Every single instance of aberrated conduct threatening the general goal of the individual, as outlined in the last chapter, can be proven to have a source which will specifically be found to be a painful experience containing data not available to the analytical mind. Every single instance and facet of aberrated conduct has its exact causation in the physically painful error which has been introduced during a moment of absence of the analytical power.

Abnormal Dianetics consists of discovering the aberration in the individual, finding the physically painful experience which corresponds to it and deleting the perceptic content of that experience from the body and mind.

More as an effort to demonstrate how that is accomplished than as an actual outline of the character of the mind, the following analogy is offered.

First there is the physio-animal section of the mind. This contains the motor controls, the sub-brains and the physical nervous system in general, including the physical aspect of the analytical section of the mind.

[Notice how much more confusing and convoluted 2007 text is in comparison to the one in 1980 reprint. "Psychosomatic medicine" is not even a term in Dianetics and is not covered anywhere in its line of materials. It doesn't even fit with the meaning of what is being talked about. Also, it mentions Dynamic Dianetics and says that the "subject is not included in this manual." Just like the phrase "Abnormal Dianetics," "Dynamic Dianetics" is a dead phrase that is not mentioned or explained anywhere else. It should have never been reintroduced into The Original Thesis to begin with.]


1980: 25 2007: 19
As life progresses, for instance, from a blade of grass, greater and greater complexities and degrees of self-determinism are possible. As life progresses, for instance, from a blade of grass to a dog, greater and greater complexities and degrees of self-determinism are possible.



THE DYNAMICS

1980: 29 - 30 2007: 25 - 26
Drive is defined as the dynamic thrust through time toward the attainment of the goal. Survive is considered to be the lowest common denominator of all energy efforts and all forms. It can then be sub-divided specifically into several drive lines as applicable to each form or species. The unaberrated self contains eight main drives which are held in common with man.

The dynamics are: One, self; Two, sex; Three, group; Four, mankind; Five, life; Six, the physical universe; Seven, thought; Eight, universal thought or infinity.

An entire philosophy can be built around each one of these dynamics which will account for all the actions of an individual. Any one of these philosophies is so complete that it can be logically made to include the other seven. In other words, all purpose of an individual can be rationalized into the dynamic of self. A philosophy exists which attempts to rationalize everything into the sexual dynamic, and so on with all the dynamics.
Dynamic is defined as the dynamic thrust through time toward the attainment of the goal. “Survive!” is considered to be the lowest common denominator of all energy efforts and all forms. It can then be subdivided specifically into several dynamic lines as applicable to each form or species. The unaberrated self contains four main dynamics* which are held in common with Man.

The dynamics are: One, personal; Two, sex; Three, group; and Four, Mankind.

An entire philosophy can be built around each one of these dynamics which will account for all the actions of an individual. Any one of these philosophies is so complete that it can be logically made to include the other four. In other words, all purpose of an individual can be rationalized into the personal dynamic. A philosophy exists which attempts to rationalize everything into the sexual dynamic. And so on, with all the dynamics.

[Notice how having replaced "Drive" with "Dynamic" resulted in poor writing style where the word "dynamic" is now defined in terms of itself – "the dynamic thrust." Also, since the main book on Dianetics – Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health – includes only 4 dynamics, it is possible that The Original Thesis also included four dynamics in its first edition (1951) which were expanded in later editions of this book. The first edition was not available for this review so this could not be verified. However, since in the last sentence of 2007 text it says THE OTHER FOUR, we could conclude that this "correction" was not derived from any legitimate source since a legitimate reversal in this case would have to state THE OTHER THREE; since it talks about "one of these philosophies" so if there are a total of 4, it would have to state "the other three" as it properly does in 1980 reprint by stating "the other seven" when a total number is eight. In addition, the second edition of this book (1967) and the first "L Ron Hubbard Library" edition (1988) which were available for this review both have EIGHT dynamics listed. In 1980 edition used in this report, there is a footnote on page (32) where the dynamics are defined:

"Note: The first four dynamics belong to Dianetics. The upper four, introduced late 1950, complete the full eight dynamics of Scientology."

Also, notice how a "correction" in punctuation actually resulted in incorrect grammar in 2007 edition. "And so on, with all the dynamics." is not its own sentence as it does not contain a verb or even a subject, and both are usually required to have a complete sentence. The actual subject of the sentence is "philosophy" and the primary verb phrase is "attempts to rationalize."]


1980: 32 2007: 27
While man is concerned with any one of the above dynamics, any one of them may become antipathetic to his own survival. This is rational conflict and is normally and commonly incidental to survival. It is non-aberrative in that it is rational within the educational limitation. While Man is concerned with any one of the above dynamics, any one of them may become antipathetic to his own survival. This is rational conflict and is normally and commonly incident to survival. It is non-aberrative in that it is rational within the educative limitation.



THE BASIC INDIVIDUAL

1980: 35 2007: 34
The virtues of the basic individual are innumerable. His intentional vices and destructive dramatizations are non-existent. He is in close alignment with that ideal which mankind recognizes as an ideal. The virtues of the basic individual are innumerable. His intentional vices and destructive dramatizations are non-existent. He is cooperative, constructive and possessed of purpose. In short, he is in close alignment with that ideal which Mankind recognizes as an ideal.

[Where did this additional sentence come from? “Cooperative” and “constructive” would  depend on the situation for any given individual. One can definitely be rationally non-cooperative and destructive toward the things that harm his or her dynamics.]



ENGRAMS

1980: 39 (source doc) 2007: 40 Dianetics Original Thesis Alterations
Engrams are received into the mind forming a reactive area during moments of lowered analytical awareness of the individual, and they contain physical pain and antagonism to survival. The engram is a packaged perceptic not available to the analytical mind but intimately connected to the physio-animal mind. Under normal conditions it reacts as a dramatization of itself when approximated by the organism’s perceptions of its content in the immediate environment during periods of weariness, illness, or hypnotic moments in the life of the individual.

When injury or illness supplants the analytical mind producing what is commonly known as “unconsciousness” and when physical pain and antagonism to the survival of the organism are present, an engram is received by the individual. Subsequently, during moments when the potential of the analytical mind is reduced by weariness, illness or similar circumstances, one or more of the perceptics contained in the engram may be observed by the individual in his environment, and without his perceiving that he has observed it (or the identity of it) the individual dramatizes the moment of receipt of the engram.


[PARAGRAPH DELETED ENTIRELY]





When injury or illness supplants the analytical mind, producing what is commonly known as “unconsciousness,” and when physical pain and antagonism to the survival of the organism are present, an engram is received by the individual. Subsequently, during moments when the potential of the analytical mind is reduced by weariness, illness or similar circumstances, one or more of the perceptics contained in the engram may be observed by the individual in his environment and, without his perceiving that he has observed it or the identity of it, the individual discovers himself in a dramatization of the moment of receipt of the engram.

[An entire paragraph defining an "engram" was eliminated.]


1980: 49 2007: 43
It is literally interpreted, unquestionably followed, since it is received during a period of unawareness of the analytical mind or some portion of it. It is literally interpreted, unquestioningly followed, since it is received during a period of unawareness by the analytical mind or some portion of it.


1980: 54 2007: 49
There is only one psychosomatic command which is common to all engrams. Any engram contains this as part of the command it will enforce upon the body. As a stomach may be made to ache… There is only one psychosomatic which is common to all engrams. Any engram contains this as part of the command it will enforce upon the body. The analytical mind is an organism and a part of the human body. As a stomach may be made to ache…



ABERRATIONS

1980: 55 2007: 53 Dianetics Original Thesis Alterations
… Conflicts in the commands contained in engrams and conflicts between the basic drive and the engramic contents combine into behavior patterns.

When the organism has become so impeded that it can no longer influence or command its environment, it can be considered to be insane in that environment.
… Conflicts in the commands contained in engrams and conflicts between the basic dynamic and the engramic content combine into behavior patterns.

When the organism has become so aberrated that it can no longer adapt itself to this environment, it can be considered to be insane in that environment.


1980: 57 2007: 54
The mind resolves problems related to survival, utilizing its ability to conceive similarities and observe differences. The mind is an organism which resolves problems related to survival, utilizing its ability to conceive similarities and observe differences.



THE CHARACTER OF ENGRAMS

1980: 62 2007: 65
There are several general types of engrams. It must be understood that the mind possesses a time track of one sort or another and that this track is a specific thing. The time track of an individual will include all those things available to his analytical mind when in a light trance or during regression. However, a person can be regressed and the data which he can easily contact along his time track is definitely not engramic even if it possesses an emotional charge. Everything on this track will be rational or justified experience. It will not include engrams. It may include locks—which is to say that it may include moments of mental anguish or antagonism and may even include instants of unconsciousness which have some slight engramic command value.

An engram has several specific, positive characteristics. It is received by the individual at some moment of physical pain. It is not available to the analyzer and it includes conceived or actual antagonism to the survival of the organism. Certain mechanics such as “forget it” may swerve a minimumly painful or unconscious experience off the time track. In that case it becomes possessed of engramic command value.
There are several general types of engrams. It must be understood that the mind possesses a time track of one sort or another and that this track is a specific thing. The time track of an individual will include all those things available to his analytical mind, but the data which he can easily contact along his time track is definitely not engramic even if it possesses an emotional charge. Everything on this track will be rational or justified experience. It will not include engrams. It may include locks or even engram locks—which is to say that it may include moments of mental anguish or antagonism and may even include instants of unconsciousness which have some slight engramic value and which are locks on some engram.

An engram has several specific, positive characteristics. It is received by the individual at some moment of physical pain. It is not available to the analyzer. And it includes conceived or actual antagonism to the survival of the organism. Certain mechanisms, such as “Forget it,” may swerve a minimally painful or unconscious experience off the time track. In that case, it becomes possessed of engramic value.

["engram locks" is not a term in Dianetics. An incident is either considered an engram or a lock. "minimumly" is a typo in the original text.]


1980: 63 2007: 66
Continuous restimulation of the engrams can, in itself, cause a low general tone which in its turn permits more engrams to become restimulated. As the reactive mind comes into a more or less completely chronic state of restimulation, the individual becomes more and more governed by this mind. His thought becomes more and more engramic and he can be seen to drop in general tone on the tone scale down to the break point which may be arbitrarily placed somewhere between 2 and 2.5 and below which lies the region of insanity. Continuous restimulation of the engrams can in itself cause a low general tone, which in its turn permits more engrams to become restimulated. As the reactive mind comes into a more or less completely chronic state of reaction, the individual becomes more and more governed by this mind. His thought becomes more and more engramic and he can be seen to drop in general tone on the Tone Scale down to the break point, which may be arbitrarily placed somewhere between 2.0 and 2.5 and below which lies the region of insanity.



AUDITING

This entire chapter was substantially reworked and so the entire text of this chapter is presented for comparison purposes. Note that a few large blank spaces between paragraphs have been added here for the purpose of aligning similar sections of text for easier visual comparison - they are not a part of the text in actual books.

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The auditing technique consists of assisting the preclear’s analytical mind or some part of it with the auditor’s analytical mind. The auditor then functions during each successive period of auditing, and only during the periods themselves, as an extra analytical mind of the preclear.

The reactive mind was received during the dispersal or inactivity of the analytical mind. The reactive mind is removed by “returning” the preclear to the engram, and laying its contents before the scrutiny of the analytical mind.

This technique may be considered the lowest common denominator of a number of techniques. Anything which will serve this purpose and permit auditing to be accomplished efficiently is valid technique.

The optimum is purely personal affinity brought about by understanding and communication with the preclear on agreeable subjects. Another and almost useless method is narcosynthesis together with the various drugs and hypnotics used to produce sleep. Methods can be found such as faith healing, books on medical hypnosis, the techniques of Indian medicine men and so forth. It is pointless to delineate these methods here. They are currently available under the name of hypnotism but a caution should be enjoined that hypnosis as itself is not at all acceptable to Dianetics and indeed has extremely limited use. Briefly, however, it must be remarked that if hypnotism is studied to advance these techniques, all positive suggestion and post-hypnotic suggestion must be avoided as these suggestions depend for their effectiveness upon the already existing content of the reactive mind and will only form additional locks.

Any and all so-called hypnotic drugs have definite drawbacks since they, like so many other things, may be termed “shot-gun” methods. These paralyze not only the analytical mind but the remainder of the organism so that it is nearly impossible to obtain the proper somatic reaction in the preclear. They are not anesthetics but anesthesias. By using them the auditor instantly denies himself the main material which will lead him to the engram, which is to say, restimulated physical pain. Such restimulated pain is never of very great magnitude and is obliterated by the use of anesthesias.




At no time should the auditor permit the preclear to be under the delusion that he is being hypnotized. This is mentioned because hypnotism is a current fad and the principles of Dianetics have nothing whatever to do with hypnotism. Both are based upon simple natural laws but have between them an enormous gulf. One is the tool of the charlatan and the other is the science of the human mind.

Regression in its simplest form, hereafter called return, is employed in dianetic auditing. It would be an extraordinary case which required revivification. Return is the method of retaining the body and the awareness of the subject in present time while he is told to go back to a certain incident. Dates are not mentioned. His size is not mentioned. Various means are used to restimulate his memory. Any of the perceptics may be employed to return him to some period of his past. He is told simply to “go back to the time when---”. He is asked to recount what he can of the incident. He is told that he is “right there” and that he can “recall this”. Little else is said by the auditor save those hints necessary to return the preclear to the proper time.




The preclear is not allowed at any moment to revivify in that period since the data is drained as a surcharge from his time track to present time. He is told that he can remember this in present time since that will occasion the somatics to return to present time. Most of the data is located by observing some somatic pain in the individual or some somatic aberration and seeking to discover wherein it was received.

The somatics are employed primarily because the motor controls possess a less disturbed time track than the sensory strip. Anything which tends to lighten these somatics is then antipathetic to auditing. It must be remembered that there is no aberration without an accompanying somatic. The somatics alone, being physical ills of one sort or another, hold the aberrated content of the reactive mind in place. The motor controls can be returned to a period although the conscious or analytical mind believes itself to be entirely in present time. By talking to the muscles or motor controls or various bodily aches and pains, the auditor can shift them at will up and down their time track. This time track is not connected to the analytical mind and speech, but is apparently a parallel time track with greater reliability than the sensory track. The precision of data contained in the motor control time track is enormous. Muscles can be made to tense or relax. Coughs, aches, and pains can be made to come and go simply by uttering the right words for the engrams, or the wrong words.

It is the primary task of the auditor to cause the time tracks of the motor strip and the sensory strip to come into parallel. That the time track exists in the strips has not been proven but they can so be considered for the purposes of this explanation. That they exist is extremely apparent. The motor strip time track can be asked questions down to the smallest moment of time, and the area of an engram can be so located and its character determined.

As an analogy, a dream may be considered as the reception by the remaining analytical mind of a distortedly reflected and indirectly received picture of the engrams. This applies only when the dream is specifically directed at the reactive mind. It will be found that a preclear with a large and active reactive mind does not dream to any great extent in normal sleep but that a release may dream pleasantly and consistently. A dream in its normal function is that powerful and original mechanism called the imagination compositing or creating new pictures.

The use of the dream is not highly technical and has little value in Dianetics. The auditor gleans data from the preclear by his own remarks about any subject, or by the preclear’s illogicalness on a subject. The auditor tells the preclear to dream about this data. When the preclear has had the dream he is directed to go back to the engram causing the dream. Quite often he will do so. If he does not, or if he becomes hostile, it is certain that an engram exists on the subject.


The lie detector, the encephalograph and many other means are of limited usefulness in determining both the character and the extent of the engrams since into these as into the dreams can be fed the restimulators of the preclear. A codified restimulator list can be created which will be found to be common to most preclears. It should include all types of illnesses, accidents, the common trite phrases of the society, and names of various persons who commonly surround a child during his childhood. Such a codified restimulator list would be interesting for experiment and every auditor can compose his own. These are best composed after auditing the individual preclear and after inquiry into his life to determine the various irrationalities of thought.

In that engrams are identity thought, the remarks of the preclear about his engrams will be found to be included in the content of those engrams. When the preclear is asked to imagine a bad situation at certain ages and under hypnotic conditions, he will very often deliver up a complete engram. The auditor must realize that every remark that a preclear makes while he is going over his reactive mind is probably some part of the content of that reactive mind. That mind is literal. The words the preclear uses when referring to it must be literally evaluated.
The auditing technique consists of assisting the preclear’s analytical mind with the auditor’s analytical mind. The auditor then functions during each successive period of auditing, and only during the periods of auditing, as an additional analytical mind of the preclear.

The reactive mind was received during the dispersal or inactivity of the analytical mind. The reactive mind is removed by returning the preclear to the engram and laying its contents before the scrutiny of the analytical mind.

The technique of auditing is done in what is called a Dianetic reverie. The preclear sits in a comfortable chair with arms, or lies on a couch in a quiet room where perceptic distractions are minimal. The auditor tells him to look at the ceiling. The auditor says, “When I count from one to seven your eyes will close.” The auditor then counts from one to seven and keeps counting quietly and pleasantly until the preclear closes his eyes.

This is the entire routine. Consider it more a signal that proceedings are to begin and a means of concentrating the preclear on his own concerns and the auditor than anything else. This is not hypnotism. It is vastly different. The preclear knows everything which is going on around him. He is not “asleep” and he can bring himself out of it anytime he likes.

The auditor makes very sure that the preclear is not hypnotized by telling him, before he begins to count, “You will know everything which goes on. You will be able to remember everything that happens. You can exercise your own control. If you do not like what is happening, you can instantly pull out of it. Now, one, two, three, four,” etc.

In reverie, the next words of the auditor should be devoted to the installing of a canceller. This should be worded in such a way that it will furnish a key word which, when spoken at the end of therapy, will cancel every slightest remark or suggestion made by the auditor while the preclear was in reverie. This is a guarantee that no positive suggestions will be left residual in the mind of the preclear through the inadvertent or accidental slips attendant to auditing. Such a canceller should also cancel the reverie, being worded with sufficient generality to take in anything and everything the auditor may say to the preclear during the entire period of therapy.


At no time should the auditor permit the preclear to be under the delusion that he is being treated by hypnosis. This is mentioned because hypnotism is a current fad and the principles of Dianetics have nothing whatever to do with hypnotism. Both are based upon simple natural laws, but have between them an enormous gulf. One is the tool of the charlatan and the other is the science of the human mind.

Returning is employed in Dianetic therapy. Returning is the method of retaining the body and the awareness of the preclear in present time while he is told to go back to a certain incident. Dates are not mentioned. His size is not mentioned. Various means are used to restimulate his memory. Any of the perceptics may be employed to return him to some period of his past. He is told simply to “Go back to the time when ____.” He is returned and made to recount what he can of the incident. He is told he is “right there” and that he “can recall this.” Little else is said by the auditor, save those hints necessary to return the preclear to the proper time. Wide awake, he can return to moments in the past.

“Returning is the method of retaining the body and the awareness of the preclear in present time while he is told to go back to a certain incident. ”

The preclear is not allowed at any moment to revivify in that period, since the data is drained as a surcharge from his time track to present time. He is told that he “can remember this,” but he is never told that he “can remember this in present time” since that will occasion the somatics to return to present time. Most of the data is located by observing some somatic pain in the individual or some somatic aberration and seeking to discover wherein it was received.

The somatics are employed primarily because the motor controls possess a less disturbed time track than the sensory strip. It must be remembered that there is no aberration without an accompanying somatic. The somatics alone, being physical ills of one sort or another, hold the aberrated content of the reactive mind in place. The motor controls can be returned to a period although the conscious or analytical mind believes itself to be entirely in present time. By talking to the muscles or motor controls or various bodily aches and pains, the auditor can shift them at will up and down their time track. This time track is not connected to the analytical mind and speech, but is apparently a parallel time track with greater reliability than the sensory track. The precision of data contained in the motor control time track is enormous. Muscles can be made to tense or relax. Coughs, aches and pains can be made to come and go simply by uttering the right words for the engram, or the wrong words.

It is the primary task of the auditor to cause the time tracks of the motor strip and the sensory strip to come into parallel. That the time track exists in the strips has not been proven, but they can so be considered for the purposes of this explanation. That they exist is extremely apparent. The motor strip time track can be asked questions down to the smallest moment of time and the area of an engram can at times be so located. Its character can also be determined.

















The lie detector, the encephalograph and many other means are useful in determining both the character and the extent of the engrams, since into these can be fed the restimulators of the preclear. A codified restimulator list can be created which will be found to be common to most preclears. It should include all types of illnesses, accidents, the common trite phrases of the society and names of various persons who commonly surround a child during his childhood. Such a codified restimulator list would be extremely valuable in therapy and every auditor can compose his own. These are best composed after the auditing of the individual preclear and after inquiry into his life to determine the various irrationalities of thought.

In that engrams are identity-thought, the remarks of the preclear about his engrams will be found to be included in the content of those engrams. When the preclear is asked to imagine a bad situation at certain ages and under hypothetical conditions, he will very often deliver up a complete engram. The auditor must realize that every remark that a preclear makes while he is being made to go over his reactive mind is probably some part of the content of that reactive mind. That mind is literal. The words the preclear uses when referring to it must be literally evaluated.

The reverie procedure (except for the last paragraph) was copied directly from
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, Chapter "Returning, The File Clerk, and the Time Track." (pages 199-200 in 1976 printing or pages 244-245 in 2007 edition)

In fact, Hubbard cancelled counting for Reverie later in the same year after DMSMH was published as counting could induce a state of hypnotic trance which was undesirable for the purpose of Dianetic auditing.

Lecture 23 September 1950 "What Dianetics Can Do"

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“What is the difference between reverie and light hypnotic trance?”

There is rather a world of difference between the two. And I wish to caution you that we don’t any longer use counting in Elizabeth* because we occasionally induce one of these light hypnotic trances. And they’re very bad and shouldn’t be played with. So therefore, we merely tell... Reverie is very hard to induce, by the way. All you do is tell a person to close his eyes. And that is not a light hypnotic trance. But if you count to a person who has been hypnotized before by counting, he is liable to go into a hypnotic trance. So avoid it.
[*Elizabeth: a city in northeastern New Jersey, USA, which was the location of the first Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, 1950-1951.]

This was later reaffirmed in the next published book – Science of Survival, Chapter "The Dynamics of Existence" (page Book 2-37 in 1975 printing or page 256 in 2007 edition):
"The auditor, contrary to any early practice, does not count the pre-clear into a state of reverie or concentration. The moment he asks the pre-clear to close his eyes and the pre-clear complies, the auditor can consider the pre-clear to be in reverie."



DIAGNOSIS

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There are certain definite manifestations which can be suspected and certain routines which follow every case. Every human being has been carried in the womb and every human being has been born. The discovery of the basic engram on each chain is extremely important. Finding the basic engram is like taking the enemy in the flank. There is nothing before it, therefore the end most remote from the adult life of the individual is the end most exposed for the attack of the auditor. There are certain definite manifestations which can be suspected and certain routines which follow every case. Every human being has been carried in the womb and every human being has been born. The discovery of the basic engram is extremely necessary for the commencement of auditing. Finding the basic engram is like taking the enemy in the flank. There is nothing before it. Therefore, the end most remote from the adult life of the individual is the end most exposed for the attack of the auditor.


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It can be stated however that when engramic data does exist, the time track is opened by pain and antagonism at these extreme points and can be contacted and exhausted. It is with the greatest difficulty that the auditor will find the basic engram. It is ordinarily quite painful, and since the scanning mechanism has as its purpose (or one of its purposes) the avoidance of pain, it will not easily reach them. Like the scanning mechanism on a cathode ray tube, the scanners of even a very reduced potential analytical mind sweep over, skipping and not touching the data on the engramic chain. By various means the auditor must then require the scanners to contact that data and force the data back onto the time track where it can be properly exhausted. It can be stated, however, that when engramic data does exist, the time track is opened by pain and antagonism at these extreme points and can be contacted and exhausted. The analytical mind is not present at these moments. Quite in addition to this, the engrams are not even on the open time track. It is with the greatest difficulty that the auditor will find the basic engram. Since it is ordinarily quite painful and the scanning mechanism has as its purpose (or one of its purposes) the avoidance of pain, it will not easily reach them. Like the scanning mechanism on a cathode ray tube, the scanners of the analytical mind sweep over, skipping and not touching, the data on the engram chain. By various means, the auditor must then force the preclear’s scanners to contact that data and force the data back onto the time track where it can be properly exhausted.


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A prenatal must always be suspected unless birth, when lifted, rises easily into a tone four. If none of the engrams will rise into a tone four, the auditor would suppose that he has not discovered the basic. There are three kinds of engrams: the precursor, the engram and the follower. By engram here is meant that experience which the auditor has found and is working upon. If it does not seem to be lifting after a few recountings, a precursor (earlier engram) must be suspected and returned to. In this way an earlier basic may be discovered. Blows in the womb, attempted abortions, and birth are the usual basics. Easily the most important are the prenatals.

When a child is abnormally afraid of the dark, he probably has a severe engramic experience in prenatal. This prenatal experience will include all the sound data and sensory data of the incident. It is idiotic and identical. The preclear will have somatics. These on the first few recountings will be ordinarily faint and then become more severe as more data is located. The data will finally be in a more or less complete state and the engram will begin to lift, rising up through the various tones. All prenatals are apathy experiences and are therefore serious.
A prenatal must always be suspected unless birth, when lifted, rises easily into a Tone 4. If none of the engrams will rise into a Tone 4, the auditor would suppose that he has not discovered the basic. There are three kinds of engrams: the precursor, the engram and the follower. By “engram” here is meant that experience which the auditor has found and is working upon. If it does not seem to be lifting after a few recountings, a precursor must be suspected and returned to. In this way, an earlier basic may be discovered. But it is a fruitless task and wasted energy to attempt to work anything but a basic. Blows in the womb, attempted abortions and birth are the usual basics. These must be exhausted to their fullest degree before other engrams are even glanced at. The advantage of this is that everyone has a birth. Birth can be looked for. If it is not quickly found and if it does not develop on examination, then an earlier experience must be suspected and located if possible. In this way, the prenatals may be discovered. Easily, the most important are the prenatals.

When a child is abnormally afraid of the dark, he probably has a prenatal experience. This prenatal experience will include all the sound data and sensory data of the incident. It is eidetic and identical. The preclear will have somatics. These, on the first few recountings, will be ordinarily faint and then become more severe as more data is located. The data will finally be in more or less a complete state and the engram will begin to lift, rising up through the various tones. All prenatals are apathy experiences and are therefore serious.


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Disbeliefs and antagonisms from the preclear on the subject of such a thing as an attempted abortion should be overlooked by the auditor or taken into account as the sign of an existing engram. A case is recalled wherein a girl insisted that if an abortion had ever been attempted on her it should have been successful. Through several sessions, while an attempt was made to lift birth, she continued this assertion until the auditor realized that this was probably a remark made by the abortionist (or the mother) when his efforts failed. As soon as this was suggested to the girl she was able to contact the actual incident. A chronic apathy case under treatment for some years in an institution, she suddenly responded to auditing, brought the abortion to tone four, erased birth to tone four and recovered mentally and physically into a social asset well above normal.

The auditor should continue to suspect prenatals as long as he cannot get later engrams easily into tone four. Once an engramic chain has been lifted at its end nearest to conception, the preclear should begin to release relatively automatically, aided but little by the auditor. The erasure should be in terms of laughter at its optimum. This laughter is the reversing of charges residual in the locks which depended for their fear content or antagonistic content upon the basic engrams.
Disbeliefs and antagonisms from the preclear on the subject of such a thing as an attempted abortion should be overlooked by the auditor or taken into account as the sign of an existing engram. A case is recalled wherein a girl insisted that if an abortion had ever been attempted on her, it should have been successful. Through several sessions, while an attempt was made to lift birth, she continued this assertion until the auditor realized that this was probably a remark made by the abortionist (or the mother) when his efforts failed. As soon as this was suggested to the girl, she was able to at last reach the incident with its somatics without any further suggestion from the auditor. A chronic apathy case under treatment for some years in an institution, she suddenly responded to treatment, brought the abortion to Tone 4, erased birth to Tone 4 and recovered mentally and physically into a social asset well above normal.

The auditor should continue to suspect prenatals so long as he cannot get later engrams easily into Tone 4. Once an engram chain has been lifted at its end nearest to conception, the preclear should begin to clear relatively automatically, aided but little by the auditor. The clear should be in terms of laughter, at its optimum. This laughter is the reversing of charges, residual in the locks and engram locks, which depended for their fear content or antagonistic content upon the basic engrams.

Little engramic data of any importance is to be found after the age of ten, although a serious operation or accident might provide one. The bulk of the engram data will be found before the age of two. The most important data is ordinarily in the period of infancy, birth or prenatal, with the latter containing the preponderance of the important data.


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Auditing is essentially very simple but it demands precise understanding of the principles involved and imagination and sympathy on the part of the auditor. He must learn to compute engramically—or learn to think with his analytical mind, only for the purposes of auditing others, engramically. His biggest problem is the discovery of the basic of basics. It may elude him for a considerable period of time.

There is, however, preparatory work to do in a case other than the discovery of the basic. Occasionally an entire time track must be rehabilitated in which “do not remember” and “can’t remember” have obscured the track. Later locks can be found and exhausted in the same manner that engrams are exhausted, and rapid scanning methods may be developed in the future for these. The hysteria or fear of the individual can be momentarily allayed one way or the other and the problem of reaching the basic can be entered upon. There are as many types of case as there are cases, but these are the primary fundamentals.
Auditing is essentially very simple, but it demands precise understanding of the principles involved and imagination and sympathy on the part of the auditor. He must learn to compute engramically, or learn to think with his analytical mind (only for the purposes of therapy to others) engramically. His biggest problem is the discovery of the actual basic. It may elude him for a considerable period of time.

There is other preparatory work to do in a case than the discovery of the basic. Occasionally an entire time track must be rehabilitated in cases in which “Do not remember” and “Can’t remember” have obscured the track. A few later locks can be found and exhausted in the same manner that engrams are exhausted and the track can be restored. The hysteria or fear of the individual can be momentarily allayed one way or the other and the problem of reaching the basic can be entered upon. There are as many types of cases as there are cases, but these are the primary fundamentals.



EXHAUSTION OF ENGRAMS

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There are certain definite manifestations which can be suspected and certain routines which follow every case. Every human being has been carried in the womb and every human being has been born. The discovery of the basic engram on each chain is extremely important. Finding the basic engram is like taking the enemy in the flank. There is nothing before it, therefore the end most remote from the adult life of the individual is the end most exposed for the attack of the auditor. There are certain definite manifestations which can be suspected and certain routines which follow every case. Every human being has been carried in the womb and every human being has been born. The discovery of the basic engram is extremely necessary for the commencement of auditing. Finding the basic engram is like taking the enemy in the flank. There is nothing before it. Therefore, the end most remote from the adult life of the individual is the end most exposed for the attack of the auditor.


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The technique of exhausting an engram is not complicated but it must be adhered to. An engram is an unconscious moment containing physical pain and conceived or actual antagonism to the organism. Therefore, that engram before it is discovered will exhibit antagonism toward the auditor trying to discover it. When it is first discovered, it may be found to be lacking in its essential data. There are many techniques by which this data can be developed. In a prenatal engram the analytical mind apparently must redevelop the situation. Many returns through the incident are therefore necessary.

When an engram will not exhaust, the first thing the auditor should suspect is an earlier engram. It is actually possible for a later one to contain essential information which will not permit the information to rise. In the course of auditing, when an engram is restimulated by the auditor but will not rise above apathy and does not seem to contain all the necessary data, the auditor must look for an earlier engram, and it almost inevitably will be found to exist.
The technique of exhausting an engram is not complicated, but it must be adhered to. An engram is an unconscious moment containing physical pain and conceived or actual antagonism to the organism. Therefore, that engram, before it is discovered, will exhibit antagonism toward the auditor trying to discover it. When it is first discovered, it may be found to be lacking in its essential data. There are many techniques by which this data can be developed. In a prenatal engram, the analytical mind apparently must redevelop the situation. Many returns to the incident are therefore necessary. The preclear is returned to the incident and is told that the next time he is returned to this place, he will remember everything about the incident. He is then taken up to present time and addressed on some other subject. Immediately after, he is returned to the supposed basic. It will be found to contain a little more data. This is then recounted. If after two or three repeated recountings of the data, it is still found to be in a low tone, the preclear is told, when returned, that he will remember all this the next time he is brought back to this spot. By advancing him to a happy period and finding that he is then happy, the data is sealed in. After from one to three days, the basic data will be found to have developed to a considerable extent. It is then exhausted again and its behavior noted. If it will not rise easily, many things may be present.

The first thing the auditor should suspect is a precursor. It is actually possible for a follower to contain essential information which will not permit the information to rise. In the course of auditing, when an engram is restimulated by the auditor but will not rise above apathy and does not seem to contain all the necessary data, the auditor must look for a precursor and it almost inevitably will be found to exist.



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The auditor will discover that occasionally an engram when lifted into a three, or even erased, without reaching laughter, will sag. This is a certain sign of an earlier basic on that chain. Any kind of sag from a tone four is impossible if tone four has truly been reached. Tone four will not be reached if there are earlier basics. The engram may vanish and be erased, but there will be no cheerfulness or laughter about it at the end if it is not the basic.

Once the basic has been reached and brought into tone four, it will disappear. The next engram on the chain will be located and rather easily brought into tone four. If one is accidentally skipped, the third in line will be found to hold or sag. The intermediate must then be located and brought into a tone four. In such a way the chain will gradually come up into a complete tone four. At this time the locks, the merely mentally painful incidents in the person’s life, will begin to release automatically. These will erase or lift without any attention from the auditor. While these are releasing, the auditor must concern himself with secondary engrams. These would be engrams on their own if they had not had forerunners. They therefore do not relieve after the removal of the basic but must be located as themselves. These in turn will start a chain of releasing locks which again need no attention. There may be entirely distinct engramic chains in the reactive mind which are not appended in any way to the original basic.
The auditor will occasionally discover that an engram, when lifted into a Tone 3 (or even erased) without reaching laughter, will sag. This is a certain sign of a precursor. Any kind of sag from a Tone 4 is impossible if Tone 4 has truly been reached. Tone 4 will not be reached if there are precursors. The engram may vanish and be erased, but there will be no cheerfulness or laughter about it at the end if it has a precursor.

Once the basic engram has been reached and brought into Tone 4, it will disappear. The next engram on the chain will be located and rather easily brought into Tone 4. If one is accidentally skipped, the third in line will be found to hold or sag. The intermediate must then be located and brought into a Tone 4. In such a way, the engram chain will gradually come up into a complete Tone 4. At this time, it will begin to automatically clear the locks, the merely mentally painful incidents in the person’s life. These will clear without any attention from the auditor. While these are clearing, the auditor must concern himself with engram locks. These would be engrams on their own if they had not had precursors. They therefore do not relieve after the removal of the basic, but must be located as themselves. These in turn will start a chain of releasing locks, which again need no attention. There may be entirely distinct engram chains in the reactive mind which are not appended in any way to the original basic engram.




ENGRAM CHAINS

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Cases should be entered as near as possible to the basic engram. Then they should be returned to earlier incidents until the basic is discovered.

The running of locks themselves may accomplish some alleviation of a case.

[THE CHAPTER ENDS HERE]
Cases should be entered as near as possible to the basic engram. Then they should be returned to earlier incidents until the basic is discovered.

The treatment of locks themselves may accomplish some alleviation of a case. In view of what can be accomplished by the treatment of engrams, such a gain is not worth consideration by an auditor. Locks should be examined only to discover discrepancies of conduct which will lead to some character of an earlier engram.

[THE CHAPTER ENDS HERE]



PRENATAL, BIRTH AND INFANT ENGRAMS

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The test of an engram is whether or not it will lift and whether or not the somatics which accompanied it disappear and a tone four is obtained. Rearranging data into other sequences will not obtain this. The exact content must be brought out. The test of an engram is whether or not it will lift and whether or not the somatics which accompanied it disappear and a Tone 4 is obtained. Rearranging data into other sequences will not obtain this. The exact content must be brought out. If the prenatal human being’s recording mechanism was so disturbed that it did not, at some period in the attempt, record, then there is no engram for the blank period only. But this is a theoretical case only; there has not been one yet discovered.


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Infant life is very sentient. Delay in learning to talk is delay in learning the complexity of handling vocal muscles rather than an inability to record. Everything in infant life is recorded and the engrams received in it are extremely valid.

The auditor will find himself dealing mainly with prenatal, birth, and infant life. The cases are very rare which have many important basics in childhood or adult life. These last periods contain mainly other engrams which, though they must be addressed to create the release, should not engage much initial attention on the part of the dianeticist. Most of the experiences of mental anguish in childhood and adult life are founded on very early engrams and are locks which are almost self-removing.

Moments of unconsciousness which contain physical pain and conceived antagonism lying in childhood and adult life are serious and can produce aberration. Engram chains complete with basic may be found which will, all by themselves, exhaust.

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Infant life is very sentient. Delay in learning to talk is delay in learning the complexity of handling vocal muscles rather than a delay in ability to record. Everything in infant life is recorded and the engrams received in it are extremely valid.

The auditor will find himself dealing mainly with prenatal, birth and infant life. The cases are very rare which have many important basics in childhood or adult life. These last periods contain mainly engram locks which, though they must be addressed to create the Clear, should not engage much initial attention on the part of the auditor. Most of the experiences of mental anguish in childhood and adult life are founded on very early engrams and are locks which are self-removing.

Moments of unconsciousness which contain physical pain and conceived antagonism lying in childhood and adult life are serious and can produce aberration. Engram chains complete with basic may be found which will, all by themselves, exhaust. But little if any actual aberration comes after the fifth year is reached.

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THE “LAWS” OF RETURNING

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Every engram possesses some quality which denies it to the analytical mind. There are several types. First there is the “denyer” engram which contains the species of phrase, “Frank will never know about this,” “Forget it!” “Cannot remember it!” and so forth. Second is the self-invalidating engram which contains the phrases, “Never happened,” “Can’t believe it,” “Wouldn’t possibly imagine it,” and so on.

Third is the “bouncer” engram which contains, the species of phrase, “Can’t stay here,” “Get out!” and other phrases which will not permit the preclear to remain in its vicinity but return him to present time. A fourth is the “holder” engram which contains “Stay here,” “Hold still,” “Can’t get out,” and so on.

These are four of the general types which the dianeticist will find occasion him the greatest difficulty. The type of phrase being encountered, however, is easily diagnosed from preclear reaction.

There are many other types of engrams and phrases which will be encountered. There is the self-perpetuating engram which implies that, “It will always be this way,” and “It happens all the time.” The auditor will soon learn to recognize them, forming lists of his own.
Every engram possesses some quality which denies it to the analytical mind. There are roughly four types of denial. First there is the self-locking engram, which contains the species of phrases “Frank will never know about this” “Forget it! ” “Cannot remember it” and so forth.

Second is the self-invalidating engram, which contains the species of the phrases “Never happened” “Can’t believe it” “Wouldn’t possibly imagine it” and so on.

Third is the preclear-ejection engram, which contains the species of phrases “Can’t stay here” “Get out! ” and other phrases which will not permit the preclear to remain in its vicinity, but return him to present time.

The fourth is the preclear-seizing engram, which contains the species of phrases “Stay here” “Hold still” “Can’t get out” and so on.

These four are the general types which the auditor will find to occasion him the greatest difficulty. The type of phrase being encountered, however, is easily diagnosed from preclear reaction.

There are many other types of engrams and species of phrases which will be encountered. There is the self-perpetuating engram which implies that “It will always be this way” and “It happens all the time.” The auditor will soon learn to recognize them, forming lists of his own.


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Once a preclear has started his auditing he will ordinarily continue to cooperate in the major requirements to the fullest extent, no matter what apparent antagonisms he may display in minor matters.

Reverie is a method that has been used with success. The analytical mind of the preclear, while reduced in its potential and under direction, is still capable of thinking its own thoughts and forming its own opinions. Implicit obedience to whatever the auditor suggests is not desirable as the preclear will inject extraneous material at the faintest suggestion of the auditor. Drugs inhibit the somatic and have no use in entering a case.

The fact that the dianeticist is interested solely in what has been done to the preclear and is not at all interested in what the preclear himself has done to others greatly facilitates auditing since there is no social disgrace in having been an unwitting victim.

In reverie the preclear is placed in a light state of “concentration” which is not to be confused with hypnosis.
Once a preclear has been entered upon auditing, he will ordinarily continue to cooperate in the major requirements to the fullest extent, no matter what apparent antagonisms he may display in minor matters.



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The fact that the auditor is interested solely in what has been done to the preclear and is not at all interested in what the preclear himself has done to others greatly facilitates therapy, since there is no social disgrace in having been an unwitting victim.

The preclear is placed in a light state of “concentration,” which is not to be confused with hypnosis.






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