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SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008


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

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We may have already covered “basic” on the alter-is of books chain, but if so then here is the “wall of fire” – Scientology 8-8008.

For those unfamiliar with what that title means, it’s “the attainments of infinity by the reduction of the apparent infinity of the MEST-Universe to zero and the increase of the apparent zero of one’s own universe to infinity.”

As for previous editions of the book and yes, every one of them, forget the fact the book contained such errors as the phrase “Broken Communication” instead of “Spoken Communication,” the book was originally indented as the text for Philadelphia Doctorate Course. Only problem, as it turns out, it doesn’t correlate to that course. As the matter of fact, it doesn’t correlate to anything [audience laughter] because later LRH editions were arbitrarily interfaced into the manuscript thus mixing up tech from 1952 with tech from 1953.

And for anyone who’s ever bogged on 8-8008, well, I invite you to track down the typist and editor who alter-ised such chapters as "DIFFERENTIATION, ASSOCIATION, AND IDENTIFICATION" and reduce their universe to zero.
[audience laughter]

The sequence is as follows: LRH in London dictating the manuscript for Scientology 8-8008 in preparation for an already scheduled and booked Doctorate Course in Philadelphia. Records of the dictation were being rushed to the transcriptionist as soon as they were cut. As you’ll soon discover, the book was simplicity in the extreme. Nevertheless and despite LRH’s workload, his production was such as to overwhelm that transcriptionist who incidentally was a professional scribe for the BBC. Not that the manuscript was entirely messed up; it was simply backlogged. The typing wasn’t keeping up with LRH’s dictation. Point in fact, LRH departs from the Philadelphia Doctorate Course without the final version in hand.  Regardless, he commences the Philadelphia Doctorate Course lecturing to students 3, 4, and sometimes 5 lectures per day. The manuscript finally arrives for distribution to the students, but that’s really a misnomer. It looked more like a first type written draft with the expected typographical errors, cross-outs, etc so it looked like a typed first draft because that’s what it was. But if the story ended there and that sloppy typo infested manuscript had been published as-is, it would have been better than what ultimately transpired.

You see, sloppy or otherwise, the typographical errors were quite evident. You didn’t get confused thinking: “What’s that mean?!” You looked at it and thought: “Okay. Retype it!” That’s not to say the sequence was correct. It was also evident they were just throwing the last dozen pages together – previously published material LRH had directed for inclusion in the book. But it was also obvious that more than one typist was at it. How else do you explain the chapter on "METHODS OF PROCESSING" appearing on the typed page 28 and two pages later – page 30 – "METHODS OF PROCESSING" again? But no matter how unpolished the manuscript the sequence of events which then followed are too incredible to be imagined – misunderstood words or worse.

First of all, that typed manuscript wasn’t laid out in chapter format; rather, each new chapter was typed and indicated by a sub-head. "THETA-MEST THEORY," "AFFINITY, COMMUNICAITON AND REALITY," etc. When typeset in a book, they’d appear as their own chapters, except for the following: While transcribing the title of the next chapter "DIFFERENTIATION, ASSOCIATION, AND IDENTIFICATION" ended up at the very bottom of the page, and as will happen with manual typewriters, the paper fell off the roll so put in a new piece of paper and retype the chapter heading at the top of the page. Now answer editor or typesetter who decides the appearance of "DIFFERENTIATION, ASSOCIATION, AND IDENTIFICATION" twice means that the first one is the chapter heading and every following chapter is just a sub-head. Result – a four page chapter was turned into a 150 page chapter with such sub-heads as “The Chart of Attitudes,” “Creative Processing,” “Postulate Processing” – every one of them a distinct subject and chapter and yet all of a sudden reduced to something that appears to be a sub-part of  "DIFFERENTIATION, ASSOCIATION, AND IDENTIFICATION." And for the past 55 years students have been studying a text trying to align entirely dis-related data and stable datums of Differentiation, Association, and Identification – and talk about a “held down 7.”

Now get ready for “hyperspace.” LRH next delivers another lecture series encompassing whole new discoveries in advance of the Philadelphia Doctorate Course – the Factors themselves; whereupon he authors several new chapters for inclusion in the first published edition of 8-8008. And don’t forget the only copies of 8-8008 currently in existence were those first draft typed pages.  And oh by the way, LRH is back in London and the recording of those Philadelphia Doctorate Course lectures are locked away in Phily for the next two years – meaning – the editor preparing 8-8008 for formal publication isn’t reviewing or familiar with them so what does he do with these new chapters? He takes a bunch and attaches them right into the original 8-8008 text literary in the middle of pages in between pre-existing paragraphs and if the text doesn’t fit there, inserts whole chapters inside pre-existing chapters. Result – first, a text with a 150 page “chapter” that makes no sense; second, students reading the book, and unbeknownst to them, reading two entirely different bodies of data paragraph by paragraph and chapter by chapter – text that does conflict within itself and seems confusing because it IS confusing.
[audience applause]

Third, students are told the book they hold in their hands is LRH text authored for the PDC so they listen to the lectures hoping to clarify the material and it not only doesn’t clarify but is even MORE confusing especially with all manner of concepts in the book but never mentioned in 76 full one hour lectures. And all of it proven to the student that tech is really deep, that it's beyond his ability to grasp, that he is stupid… well, that's the “I'll understand at OT 56.”

So let’s now reduce the apparent infinity of this problem to zero and increase your ability to get Source to infinity. One: 8-8008 is NOT the text to Philadelphia Doctorate Course. It’s the text for the Philadelphia Doctorate Course and Factors lectures. Two: zoom those new eight 1953 chapters that correspond precisely to the Factors lectures and put them in their obviously proper sequence in Part Two of the book. Three: make the ACTUAL four pages of “DIFFERENTIATION, ASSOCIATION, AND IDENTIFICATION” its own chapter and further reduce the alter-is to zero by returning to the rest original 1952 text to its proper chapters from 7 chapters to 35. Then, 8-8008 Part One matches the Doctorate Course EXACTLY; 8-8008 Part Two matches the Factors lectures EXACTLY, and for the first time ever you have the infinity of tech to break the agreements of the MEST Universe resulting in the apparency of that 8-8008 “wall of fire” being reduced to zero in a book that is now routinely being read in less than 10 hours because for the first time ever the book is EXACTLY as LRH wrote it, and that’s Scientology 8-8008 in application and lost tech restored!
[audience standing up clapping and cheering]

You can see the full video of this event on the official Church of Scientology website at this address:
http://www.scientology.org/david-miscavige/basic-books-and-lectures.html
The segment about Scientology 8-8008 starts at 1:46:37 time marker of the video.




1974: 4 2007: 241
And some may care to teach these things and some may care to use them to assist those in distress and some may desire to employ them to make individuals and organizations more able and so give to Earth a culture of which we can be proud.
And some may care to teach these things and some may care to use them to assist those in distress and some may desire to employ them to make individuals and organizations more able and so could give to Earth a culture of which Earth could be proud.


1974: 11 2007: 11 - 12
Scientology is the science of knowing how to know.

Scientology is the science of knowing sciences. It seeks to embrace the sciences and humanities as a clarification of knowledge itself.

One studies to know a science. His study is without avail when he does not know the science of study.

One lives and learns of life but life is not comprehensible to him, no matter how much he lives, unless he knows the science of life itself.

One studies the humanities. If he does not know how to study the humanities he often fails.
The physicist and the fission bomb expert know physics but not the humanities. They do not conceive the relationŽship and thus physics itself fails.

Into all these things—biology, physics, psychology and life itself—the skills of Scientology can bring order and simplification.

One lives better with Scientology since life, understood and controlled, becomes liveable.
A civilization could fare better with Scientology since that would not be pock-marked with unknowns and rendered null with chaos.

The only richness there is is understanding. That is all that Scientology has to give.

Any study of knowledge could not but be intimately connected with the beingness of Man and the earliest axioms of Scientology began to predict and the later developments eventually discovered the highest level data so far obtained on the identity and capability of life.

The well-beingness and, indeed, the continued survival of mankind depend upon an exact knowledge of his own capabilities; and thus, more particularly, of his own relationship to knowledge itself.

SCIENTOLOGY IS DEFINED as the science of knowing how to know. It embraces the entire field of knowledge and includes (as part of this) the human mind, which could be considered as a computer of and vessel for knowledge.

The science has many branches (as would any proper science of knowledge) and these embrace what were designated, in the past, as the “humanities.” Education, sociology, criminality, psychology and other such studies have their proper place in the framework of Scientology.

Built on organized axioms, the science more closely resembles an “exact science,” such as physics or chemistry or mathematics (such as geometry), for its definitions are precise and from them proceed the resolution of problems which have been of interest to Mankind but which, until now, did not have satisfactory solution.

The essence of Scientology is its practicality.

Its application is broad and its results are uniformly predictable. It was designed to “make the able more able,” not to “treat” the psychotic or neurotic or psychosomatically ill. But its application in the latter, when done by a competent and properly trained practitioner, forms the only thoroughly validated psychotherapy known to Man today and, by its use, some 70 percent of Man’s ills may be remedied at a cost of time and money lower than any other similar effort and with higher effectiveness.

The science falls within the classic definition of “sciences” and is probably more vigorously organized than other groups of data which bear the designation. It is derived from closely defined axioms of Scientology which predict phenomena which are then uniformly discoverable in the real universe.

Any study of knowledge could not but be intimately connected with the beingness of Man and the earliest axioms of Scientology began to predict, and then later developments eventually discovered, the highest-level data so far obtained on the identity and capability of life.

The well-beingness and, indeed, the continued survival of Mankind depend upon an exact knowledge of his own capabilities and, this more particularly, of his relationship to knowledge itself.



1974: 5 2007: 13
The impulse to survival is found to contain eight subimpulses. These are, first, the urge to survive as self; second, the urge to survive through sex in the procreation of children;
The impulse to Survive is found to contain eight sub-impulses. These are:

First, the urge to survive as self;

Second, the urge to survive through sex and the extension of children;


1974: 7 2007: 16
The thetan, which will be described later in greater detail, has the impulse of theta itself and can exist in matter, energy, space and time, but derives its impulse from the potential of theta itself and has certain definite goals and behaviour characteristics of its own.
The thetan (which will be described later in greater detail) can exist in matter, energy, space and time, but derives its impulse from the potential of theta itself and has certain definite goals and behavior characteristics of its own.


1974: 9 2007: 17
The personality and beingness which actually is the individual and is aware of being aware and is ordinarily and normally the “person” and who the individual thinks he is, is the thetan; and this awareness can continue, is clarified and is not interrupted by a detachment from the body which is accomplished by standard processing.
The personality and beingness which actually is the individual and is aware of being aware, and is ordinarily and normally the “person” and who the individual thinks he is, is the thetan. And this awareness can continue, is clarified and is not interrupted by a detachment from the body, which is accomplishable by standard processing.


1974: 9 2007: 18
Nevertheless the development of the technology necessary to bring about a complete state of beingness of that which a man actually is found to be, has provided considerable data and technology in the field of memory recordings, the peculiarities of energy behaviour around and about the body, the history of the evolutionary line, the identity of the genetic entity and much of the construction of the body itself, as well as the construction of the real universe. The bulk of the data which concerns homo sapiens, other than the beingness of the thetan, has been covered adequately earlier and elsewhere.*

Nevertheless, the development of the technology necessary to bring about a complete state of beingness, of that which Man actually is found to be, provided considerable data and technology in the field of memory recordings, the peculiarities of energy behavior around and about the body itself, as well as the construction of the real universe. The bulk of the data which concerns Homo sapiens, other than the beingness of the thetan, has been covered adequately earlier and elsewhere.


1974: 13 2007: 24
In Scientology, the static is represented by the mathematical symbol theta; the kinetic is called MEST.
In Scientology, the static is called by the mathematical symbol theta. The kinetic is called MEST.


1974: 15 2007: 30
Space is creatable by a thetan. He may also conserve, alter and destroy space.
Space is created by a thetan. He may also conserve, alter and destroy space.


1974: 16 2007: 31
One is as alive as he has space and as he can alter and occupy that space.
One is as much as he has space and as much as he can alter and occupy that space.


1974: 16 2007: 245
The workable definition of space is “viewpoint of dimension”: there is no space without viewpoint, there is no space without points to view. This definition of space remedies a very great lack in the field of physics, which defines space simply as that thing in which energy acts.
THE WORKABLE definition of space is “viewpoint of dimension.” There is no space without viewpoint. There is no space without points to view.

This definition of space supplies a very great lack in the field of physics, which defines space simply as “that thing in which energy acts.”



1974: 17 - 18 2007: 31 - 32
The qualities of energy are three in number: the first is its existing characteristics; the second is its wavelength; the third is its direction of flow or absence of direction of flow.

The characteristics can be divided into three classes in their turn. These are flows, dispersals and ridges. The flow is a transfer of energy from one point to another, and the energy in a flow can have any type of wave from the simplest sine-wave to the most complex noise-wave. Flowingness is simply the characteristic of transferringness. A dispersal is a series of outflows from a common point. A dispersal is, primarily, a number of flows extending from a common centre. The best example of a dispersal is an explosion. There is such a thing as an in-dispersal. This would be where the flows are all travelling toward a common centre. One might call this an implosion. Outflow and inflow from a common centre are classified alike under the word “dispersal” for handy classification. The third type of energy characteristic is the ridge. A ridge is essentially suspended energy in space. It comes about by flows, dispersals or ridges impinging against one another with a sufficient solidity to cause an enduring state of energy. A dispersal from the right and a dispersal from the left colliding in space with suificient volume create a ridge which then exists after the flow itself has ceased. The duration of ridges is quite long.

Wavelength is the relative distance from node to node in any flow of energy. In the MEST universe, wavelength is commonly measured by centimeters or meters. The higher the frequency the shorter the wavelength is considered to be on the gradient scale of wavelengths. The lower the frequency the longer the wavelength is considered to be on a gradient scale. Radio, sound, light and other manifestations, each has its place on the gradient scale of wavelengths. Wavelength has no bearing upon wave characteristic, but applies to the flow or potential flow. A ridge has potential flow which, when released, may be supposed to have a wavelength. The various perceptions of the body and the thetan, each one is established by a position on the gradient scale of wavelengths. They are each one an energy flow.

Direction of flow, relative to the thetan, is of primary interest in energy study. There would be outflow and inflow. There could be outflow and inflow for a source point exterior to the thetan and caused by that source point, and there could be outflow and inflow by the thetan himself.
The qualities of energy are three in number. The first is its existing characteristics. The second is its wavelength. The third is its direction of flow or absence of direction of flow.

The characteristics can be divided into three classifications in their turn. These arc flows, dispersals and ridges.

The flow is a transfer of energy from one point to another. And the energy in a flow can have any type of wave, from the simplest sine waves to the most complex noise waves. Flowingness is simply the characteristic of transferringness.

A dispersal is primarily a number of flows extending from a common center. The best example of a dispersal is an explosion. There is such a thing as an in-dispersal. This would be where the flows are all traveling toward a common center. One might call this an implosion. Outflow and inflow from a common center are classified alike, under dispersal, for handy classification.

The third type of energy characteristic is the ridge. A ridge is essentially suspended energy in space. It comes about by flows, dispersals or ridges impinging against one another with a sufficient solidity to cause an enduring state of energy. A dispersal from the right and a dispersal from the left, colliding in space with sufficient volume, create a ridge which then exists after the flow itself has ceased. The duration of ridges is quite long.

Wavelength is the relative distance from node to node in any flow of energy. In the MEST universe, wavelength is commonly measured by centimeters or meters. The larger the number, the lower the wavelength is considered to be on the gradient scale of wavelengths. The smaller the number, the higher the wavelength is considered to be on the gradient scale. Radio, sound, light and other manifestations each has its own place on the gradient scale of wavelengths. Wavelength has no bearing upon wave characteristic, but applies to the flow or potential flow. A ridge has potential flow which, when released, may be supposed to have a wavelength. The various perceptions of the body and the thetan, each one, is established by a position on the gradient scale of wavelengths. They are, each one, an energy flow.

Direction of flow, relative to the thetan, is of primary interest in energy study. There would be outflow and inflow. There could be outflow and inflow for a source-point exterior to the thetan and caused by that source-point. And there could be outflow and inflow by the thetan himself, caused by the thetan himself.


1974: 18 2007: 32
Matter is a condensation of energy.
Matter is supposed to be a condensation of energy.


1974: 20 2007: 38
A very important triangle in Scientology is the triangle called ARC. This stands for Affinity, Reality and Communication. It was used for some time before its relation to energy was understood.
A very important triangle in Scientology is the Triangle called ARC. This means Affinity, Reality and Communication. It was used for some time before its relation to energy was discovered or understood.


1974: 21 2007: 38 - 39
Looking up the scale from zero one finds death as a ridge and, in human emotion, an apathy. Apathy reaches up some extent from death but at this end the harmonics are very close together and there are two unnamed human emotions immediately above apathy. One of them, next above apathy, is a flow; immediately above that there is a fearlike dispersal.
Looking up the scale from zero, one finds Death as a ridge and, in human emotion, an Apathy. Apathy reaches up some direction from Death, but at this end the harmonics are very close together.

There are two unnamed emotions immediately above Apathy. One of them, next above Apathy, is a flow. Immediately above that there is a fearlike dispersal.


1974: 21 2007: 39
The characteristic of energy whether a flow, dispersal or ridge, expresses itself in human emotion in terms of affinity. Affinity is the cohesiveness of human relationships, and can be acceptance or rejection of such relationships. Affinity as here used is a degree of emotion. Its equivalent in the MEST universe is the cohesion and adhesion or revulsion from matter and energy itself as found in positive and negative currents, and in forms of matter.
The characteristic of energy (whether a flow, dispersal or ridge) expresses itself in human emotion in terms of affinity. Affinity, as here used, is a degree of emotion. Affinity is the cohesiveness of human relationships and can be acceptance or rejection of such relationships. Its equivalent in the MEST universe is the cohesion and adhesion or revulsion from matter and energy itself, as found in positive and negative currents and in forms of matter.


1974: 22 2007: 40
Sight, of course, is at the wavelength of light. Sound is recorded as hearing. Tactile and smell are low-level wave types of the particle variety. And all other perceptions can be found on this gradient scale of wavelengths, modified by the wave characteristic in terms of type, whether sine or more complex.
Sight, of course, is at the wavelength of light.

Sound is recorded as hearing.

Tactile and smell are low-level wavelengths of the particle variety.

And all other perceptions can be found on this gradient scale of wavelengths, modified by the wave characteristic in terms of type (whether sine or more complex).


1974: 22 2007: 41
If you ask a preclear to get the concept of agreeing, he will find himself experiencing an inflow upon himself. Hypnotism is performed by causing a subject to receive a continuous rhythmic or monotonous flow from the operator. After this flow has continued the subject will accept any reality which the operator cares to deliver unto him. It is in this case.
If you ask a preclear to get the concept of “agreeing,” he will find himself experiencing an inflow upon himself. Hypnotism is done by causing a subject to receive a continuous rhythmic or monotonous flow from the operator. After this flow has continued, the subject will accept any reality which the operator cares to deliver unto him.


1974: 23 2007: 41
Reality in essence is agreement or disagreement. When one speaks of reality, he speaks in terms of the MEST universe. The MEST universe, according to any computation one cares to make upon it, is found to consist of a high-level agreement amongst us. Those who disagree with the MEST universe are punished by the MEST universe. From the standpoint of the MEST universe, the greatest reality would be had by matter itself and this seems to be its evident goal toward the thetan, to make him into solid energy.
Reality, in essence, is agreement and disagreement. When one speaks of “reality,” he speaks in terms of the MEST universe. The MEST universe, according to any computation one cares to make upon it, is found to consist of a high-level agreement amongst us. Those who disagree with the MEST universe are punished by the MEST universe. From the standpoint of the MEST universe, the greatest reality would be had by matter itself. And this seems to be its evident goal toward the thetan —to make him into solid energy.


1974: 23 2007: 42
ARC form a triangle the corners of which are all at a single level. Thus if one wishes to create an increase of tone for the preclear—and one must do that to increase his self-determinism—he will find that he cannot raise the emotional state of the preclear without also addressing the reality and communication of the preclear. ...
ARC forms a triangle which is, at once, with all three corners at a single level. Thus, if one wishes to create an increase of tone for the preclear (and one must do that to increase his self-determinism), he will find that he cannot raise the emotional state of the preclear without also addressing the reality and communication of the preclear. ...


1974: 25 - 26 2007: 247
However, in this universe, in order to achieve a state of beingness, which is more to our point here, it is necessary to have a viewpoint from which dimension points can be created or controlled.
In this universe, in order to achieve a state of beingness it is necessary to have a viewpoint from which dimension points can be created or controlled.


1974: 26 - 27 2007: 52
He desired to have a castle. He may have been engaging in an action which would gain for him a castle and was stopped and killed by an explosion which destroyed a wall before him. The explosion caught him with a postulate that he would have and gave him something he did not want. Struggling with the facsimile afterwards, the auditor will find that the incident began with the postulate to have and is now in a state of indecision since the explosion is unwanted.
Example: He desired to have a castle. He may have been engaging in an action, which would gain for him a castle, and was stopped and killed by an explosion which destroyed a wall before him. The explosion caught him with a postulate (what he would have) and gave him something he did not want. Struggling with the facsimile afterwards, the auditor will find that the incident began with a postulate to have and is now in a state of indecision since the explosion is unwanted.


1974: 27 2007: 53
The entire problem of the future is the problem of goals. The entire problem of goals is the problem of possession. The entire problem of possession is the problem of time.
The entire problem of the future is a problem of goals. The entire problem of goals is the problem of possession. The entire problem of possession is the problem of time.


1974: 30 2007: 254
There is a differentiation process in one’s own universe, a differentiation process exclusively for the MEST universe and a differentiation process which pulls apart one’s own universe and the MEST universe.

The first of these processes simply goes about reconstructing one’s own universe with no attention to the MEST universe. The second causes the individual to contact the MEST universe present time and to observe that present time continuously. The third differentiates between the MEST universe and one’s own universe and consists of “mocking-up” one’s own universe duplicate of every MEST universe object he can perceive, and then actually comparing these one against the other.

There is a differentiation process in one’s own universe, a differentiation process exclusively for the MEST universe and a differentiation process which pulls apart one’s own universe and the MEST universe. The first of these processes simply goes about reconstructing one’s own universe with no attention to the MEST universe. The second causes the individual to contact the MEST universe present time and to observe that present time continuously. The third differentiates between the MEST universe and one’s own universe and consists of mocking-up one’s own universe duplicate of every MEST universe object he can perceive, and then actually comparing these one against the other (this process is called Duplicating).


1974: 36 2007: 57
Thought is the highest level attainable. It is of two varieties; one is clear thought established by will which is from 10.0 up on the tone-scale, to well above 40.0; the other is thought established by counter-efforts as in homo sapiens and governed entirely on a stimulus-response basis. The first could be called self-determined thought; the second could be called reactive thought.

Self-determined thought expresses itself as will and consists of the making of postulates based on evaluations and conclusions. Will does not exist in time when it is at this level. Homo sapiens’ will, as Schopenhauer once remarked, is stubbornness taking the place of the intellect. Will-power in homo sapiens is most ordinarily demon-circuit power. Free from the body and its ridges which themselves contain stimulus-response thought, the thetan can change his postulates by making new evaluations and conclusions, and can express his will directly. It is very difficult for a thetan inside the head and confronted by the stimulus-response ridges of the body, to do other than obey these stimulus-response flows in agreement with the MEST universe.
THOUGHT IS THE highest level attainable. It is of two varieties. One is Clear thought, established by will, which is from 10.0 on the Tone Scale up to well above 40.0. The other is thought established by counter-efforts, as in Homo sapiens, and governed entirely on a stimulus-response basis. The first could be said to be self-determined thought. The second could be called reactive thought.

Self-determined thought expresses itself as will and consists of the making of postulates based on evaluation and conclusions. Will does not exist in time when it is at this level. Homo sapiens’ will, as Schopenhauer once remarked, is stubbornness taking the place of intellect. Willpower in Homo sapiens is most ordinarily demon circuit power. Free from the body and its ridges, which themselves contain stimulus-response thought, the thetan can change his postulates by making new evaluations and conclusions and can express his will direcdy. It is very difficult for a thetan inside the head, and fronted by the stimulus-response ridges of the body, to do other than obey those stimulus-response flows in agreement with the MEST universe.


1974: 37 2007: 58
In homo sapiens, it is quite common for the person to believe himself incapable of originality. This is because the MEST universe will brook no competitor. Operating on a highly self-determined plane, originality is a simple thing to attain. What is called willpower, then, could have two manifestations: the first would be actual self-determined thought; the second would be a result of an enforced or inhibited thought. When homo sapiens attempts to exercise his will-power, he normally brings into flow the ridges around the body and is nullified by them and is pressed into aberrated behaviour.
In Homo sapiens, it is quite common for a person to believe himself incapable of originality. This is because the MEST universe will brook no competition. Operating on a highly self-determined plane, originality is a simple thing to attain.

What is called willpower, then, could have two manifestations. The first would be actual self-determined thought. The second would be a result of an enforced or inhibited thought. When Homo sapiens attempts to use his willpower, he normally brings into flow the ridges around the body and is nullified by them and is pressed into aberrated behavior.


1974: 37 2007: 58
Postulate processing is that processing which addresses the postulates, evaluations and conclusions of the preclear at the level of self-determined thought, yet postulate processing has some value when addressed to stimulus-response ideas. Postulate processing is the primary and highest method of processing a thetan. With creative processing, it constitutes Scientology 8-8008.
Postulate Processing is that processing which addresses the postulates, evaluations and conclusions of the preclear at the level of self-determined thought. Postulate Processing yet has some value when addressed to stimulus-response ideas. With Creative Processing, Postulate Processing is the primary and highest method of processing a thetan and it constitutes Scientology 8-8008.


1974: 38 2007: 67
An “assist” is the processing given to a recently injured human being or thetan in order to relieve the stress of live energy which is holding the injury in suspension. The direct running-out of the energy contained in the recent facsimile is done by continually running through the incident as though it were just that moment happening to the preclear and recovering from it all his desire to have it and to not have it. And when this has been done to an extent where the energy is desensitized and the injury less painful, the preclear is led to handle it as energy, placing it in different places and times and reversing it and doing other things with it.
AN ASSIST IS the processing given to a recently injured human being or thetan in order to relieve the stress of live energy which is holding the injury in suspension.

The direct running-out of the energy contained in the recent facsimile is done by continually running through the incident as though it were just happening (at that moment) to the preclear and recovering from it all the desire to have it and not-have it. And when this has been done to an extent where the energy is desensitized and the injury less painful, the preclear is led to handle it in different places and times and reverse it and do other things with it (as covered later, Creative Processing).


1974: 40 2007: 71
A cycle of action is dependent for its magnitude upon a cycle of havingness. Because it is a cycle of havingness and beingness and doingness, it is generally viewed as a cycle of time, but, as we have seen, time is an abstract term to describe havingness.

The beginning and ending of a cycle depends upon the state of havingness. A cycle starts with not-havingness, continues through increased havingness, continues then in changed havingness and ends with no-havingness. These conditions of havingness bring about an illusion of time. Where a person does not possess anything, he does not conceive himself to have any time. Thus earlier parts of the track are lost to an individual since he has no time in them, for he has no possession in them.

The most basic description of this should be in terms of havingness, but the cycle can also be stated more abstractly in terms as follows: creation, growth, conservation, decay and death or destruction. This would be the cycle of any object; it would also be the cycle of action as it pertained to an object in the MEST universe.
A CYCLE-OF-ACTION is dependent for its magnitude upon a cycle of havingness because it is a cycle of time. But, as we have seen, time is an abstract term to describe havingness.

The beginning of a cycle depends upon a state of havingness, continues then in changed-havingness and ends with not-havingness. These conditions of havingness bring about an illusion of time. Where a person does not possess anything, he does not conceive himself to have any time. Thus earlier parts of the track are lost to an individual, since he has no time in them, for he has no possession in them.

The most basic description of this should be in terms of havingness, but the cycle can also be stated more abstractly in terms as follows:

Creation, Growth, Conservation, Decay and Death, or Destruction.

This would be the cycle of any object (as covered later, Creative Processing). It would also be the cycle-of-action as it pertains to an object in the MEST universe.


1974: 41 2007: 72
A cycle of action can also be stated in another way, and this in terms of energy action. Motion is characterized by only three conditions, and all motion is part of the gradient scale of these three conditions. These conditions are: start, change and stop. This compares to creation, alteration and destruction in terms of experience.
A cycle-of-action can also be stated in another way, this in terms of energy action. Motion is characterized by only three conditions and all motion is part of the gradient scale of these three conditions. These conditions are:

Start, Change and Stop.

In terms of experience, this compares to:

Beingness, Doingness and Havingness.



1974: 42 2007: 73
The thetan going on the wider cycle of the spiral is discovered early on the spiral to be in a high state of creativeness, a little later to be intent upon a growth of havingness, a little later attempting to change to avoid conserving, a little later to be conserving, and then to be intent only on decay and dying, and finally upon death itself. The auditor should differentiate very sharply between the cycle of the spiral as applying to the thetan and the cycle of a lifetime. He may find a very young person who is yet on the later part of a spiral. The body of the young person is still in the state of growth and apparently the person’s life should be hopeful of much having. Yet the behaviour of the person in general is directed almost uniformly towards succumbing. When the thetan is exteriorized from the body, he is found to be listless and certain of the approaching end. He believes that he will be finished entirely at the end of this spiral. He is not normally aware of the fact that he will have another spiral after this; or, if he is, he thinks it will be a shorter spiral—which it will be; but this can be remedied by postulate processing.
The thetan, going on the wider cycle of the spiral, is discovered early on the spiral to be in a high state of creativeness, a little later to be intent upon a growth of havingness, a little later attempting to change to avoid conserving, a little later to be conserving, and then to be intent only on decay and dying and, finally, on death itself. The auditor should differentiate very sharply between the cycle of the spiral, as applying to the thetan, and the cycle of a lifetime. He may find a very young person is still in terms of growth (and apparently the person’s life should be hopeful of much living), yet the behavior of the person in general is directed almost uniformly toward succumbing.

When the thetan is exteriorized from the body, he is found to be listless and certain of the approaching end of this spiral. He is not normally aware of the fact that he will have another spiral after this or, if he is, he thinks it will be a shorter spiral—which it will be. But this can be remedied by Postulate Processing.


1974: 42 2007: 77
There is a table of relationships which the auditor must have. These are divided into three general columns. Any one of the columns may be addressed first, but all three columns must be addressed on any subject. The vertical levels of the columns can be considered to be terms which are synonymous.
THERE IS a table of relationships which the auditor must have. These are divided into three general columns. Any one of the columns may be addressed first, but all three must be addressed on any subject. The vertical levels of the column can be considered to be terms which are synonymous.


1974: 44 2007: 82
Insanity is the inability to associate or differentiate properly. Experience itself becomes ungovernable at the lowest depth of identity.
Insanity is the inability to associate or differentiate properly. Experience itself becomes ungoverned at the lowest depth of identity.


1974: 45 2007: 82
Association expresses itself in the preclear in terms of the way he thinks. When he reaches a low level of association, he supposes himself to be thinking connectedly, but is actually thinking in a completely disassociated fashion, for he identifies facts with other facts which should not be identified. The actions of a man about to die or in extreme fear are not sane. Identification brings as its manifestation a solidity to all things including thought. The auditor who processes a preclear very low on the tone-scale who is neurotic or psychotic will readily discover that thoughts are objects to this preclear and that time itself is a matter of enormous concern to the preclear in many cases. Thoughts and incidents and symbols are objects.
Association expresses itself in the preclear in terms of the way he thinks. When he reaches the low level of association, he supposes himself to be thinking connectedly, but is actually thinking in a completely disassociated fashion—for he identifies facts with other facts which should not be identified.

The notions of a man about to die or in extreme fear are not sane. Identification brings, as its manifestation, a solidity to all things including thought. The auditor who processes a preclear very low on the Tone Scale (who is neurotic or psychotic) will readily discover that thoughts are objects to this preclear. And that time itself is a matter of enormous concern to the preclear, in many cases. Thoughts and incidents and symbols are objects.


1974: 45 2007: 83
Differentiation, association and identification belong, rightly, on the tone-scale, and can be processed as part of the scale above. But they are a close gauge of thought itself and of ideas. An adequate tone-scale can be drawn for any individual using only the above three words.
Differentiation, association and identification rightly belong on the scale above (Related Experiences) and can be processed as part of the scale above. But they are a close gauge of thought itself and of ideas. An adequate Tone Scale can be drawn for any one individual using only the above three words.


1974: 46 2007: 83 - 84
Mathematics could be said to be the abstract art of symbolizing associations. Mathematics pretends to deal in equalities but equalities themselves do not exist in the MEST universe, and can exist only conceptually in any universe. Mathematics are a general method of bringing to the fore associations which might not be perceived readily without their use. The human mind is a servo-mechanism to all mathematics. Mathematics can abstractly form by their mechanics coincidences and differences outside the field of experience in any universe and are enormously useful. They can best be used when considered to be a shorthand of experience and in the light that they can symbolize what is beyond actuality. The essence of mathematics lies in differentiation, association, identification, which is to say, equalities must not be viewed as fixed in the real universe. Absolutes are unobtainable in experience but may be symbolized by mathematics.
Mathematics could be said to be the abstract art of symbolizing associations. Mathematics pretends to deal in equalities. But equalities, themselves, do not exist in the MEST universe and can exist only conceptually in any universe. Mathematics is a general method of bringing to the fore associations which might not be perceived readily without their use.

The human mind is a servomechanism to all mathematics. Mathematics can abstractly form, by its mechanics, coincidences and differences outside the field of experience in any universe and is enormously useful. It can best be used when considered to be a shorthand of experience and in the light that it can symbolize beyond actuality.

The essence of mathematics is differentiation, association, identification—which is to say, equalities must not be viewed as fixed in the real universe. Absolutes are unobtainable in experience, but may be symbolized by mathematics.


1974: 47 2007: 272
At its best, logic is rationalism, for all logic is based upon the somewhat idiotic circumstance that a being that is immortal is trying to survive. Survival is a condition susceptible to non-survival. If one is “surviving,” one is at the same moment admitting that one can cease to survive, otherwise one would never strive to survive. An immortal being striving to survive presents immediately a paradox. An immortal being must be persuaded that he can not survive or that he is not or might become not, before he would pay any attention to logic. By logic, he can then estimate the future.
At its best, logic is rationalization. For all logic is based upon the somewhat idiotic circumstance that a being that is immortal is trying to survive. Survival is a condition susceptible to non-survival. If one is “surviving,” one is at the same moment admitting that one can cease to survive. Otherwise, one would never strive to survive. An immortal being striving to survive presents immediately a paradox. An immortal being must be persuaded that he cannot survive, or that he is not and might become nought, before he would pay any attention to logic. By logic, he can then estimate the future.


1974: 49 2007: 87 - 88
A tractor beam is put out by a thetan in order to pull things toward him. The tractor beam is an energy flow which the thetan shortens. If one placed a flashlight beam upon a wall and then, by manipulating the beam, brought the wall closer to him by it, he would have the action of a tractor beam. Tractor beams are used to extract perceptions from a body by a thetan. Pressor beams are used to direct action. Tractors and pressors commonly exist together, with the tractor as a loop outside the pressor. The two together stabilize one another.

An explosion is an outflow of energy usually violent but not necessarily so, from a more or less common source point.
A tractor beam is put out by a thetan in order to pull things toward him. The tractor beam is an energy flow which the thetan shortens. If one placed a flashlight beam upon a wall and then, by manipulating the beam, brought the wall closer to him by it, he would have the action of a tractor beam.

Tractor beams are used by a thetan to extract perception from a body. Pressor beams are used to direct action. Tractors and pressors commonly exist together, with the tractor as a loop outside the pressor. The two, together, stabilize one another.

An explosion is an outflow of energy, usually violent, but not necessarily so, from a more or less common point.


1974: 49 2007: 88
A pressor ridge would be that ridge formed by two or more pressor beams operating against each other in conflict.

A tractor ridge would be that ridge formed by two tractor beams in conflict operating against each other.

A pressor-tractor ridge would be a combination of pressor-tractor flows in sufficient collisions as to form a solidification of energy.

A ridge is a solid body of energy caused by various flows and dispersals which has a duration longer than the duration of flow. Any piece of matter could be considered to be a ridge in its last stage. Ridges, however, exist in suspension around a person and are the foundation upon which facsimiles are built.
A pressor ridge would be that ridge formed by two or more pressor beams operating against each other in conflict.

A tractor ridge would be that ridge formed by two tractor beams operating against each other in conflict.

A pressor-tractor ridge would be a combination of pressor-tractor flows in sufficient collision as to form a solidification of energy.

A ridge is a solid body of energy, caused by various flows and dispersals, which has a duration longer than the duration of the flows. Any piece of matter could be considered to be a ridge in its last stage. Ridges, however, exist in suspension around a person and are foundations upon which facsimiles are built.


1974: 50 2007: 91
Energy can also manifest itself as blackness. A space containing black energy would be black, but a black space may be a space existing only without energy in it. This point of identification is quite aberrative, and drills to permit the thetan to handle blackness are mandatory in processing.
Energy can also manifest itself as blackness. A space containing black energy would be black. But a black space may be only a space, existing without energy in it. This point of identification is quite aberrative and drills to permit the thetan to handle blackness are mandatory in processing.


1974: 50 2007: 92
Some thetans will not perceive anything at all because they conceive themselves to be surrounded by blackness and are not sure whether the blackness has substance or is simply empty, and they have a timidity to discover which. Such a case is resolved by making the case drill with blackness until blackness can be turned on and off and located in time and space.
Some thetans will not perceive anything at all because they conceive themselves to be surrounded by blackness and are not sure whether the blackness has substance or is simply empty —and they have a timidity to discover which. Such a case is resolved by making the case drill with blackness until blackness can be turned on and off and located in space and time.


1974: 51 - 52 2007: 93
Although live energy is generally conceived to be white, it can also be black. In running a preclear with an E-meter, it will be discovered as long as a flow is white and as long as a flow is running, that the needle will gradually rise. When a point of blackness appears in the field, the needle will halt and either will not rise again or will flick as the preclear gets a somatic. This flick is characteristic of the somatic. The stuck needle is characteristic of a black field. The auditor can sit watching a needle and be able to tell the preclear whenever the preclear has had a black area appear in the field. It is notable that somatics only occur in the presence of a black patch. This means that the unknown characteristic of the blackness is something the pre-clear has been holding away from him so as not to have it or that black wave energy is that energy used to impress pain. The latter case is the more probable although a great deal of work must be done upon this to establish beyond doubt the manifestation of blackness.

A preclear who cannot see colour in his facsimiles, cannot see it because he is unable to use energy with which to perceive. He will see things in terms of blackness or whiteness. He may be able to get black and white or he may be able to get only blackness. In the latter case he finds blackness in some way profitable and desirable; and running the concept of havingness, will have and have had blackness, and using drills in handling blackness—moving it from space to space in the environment and moving it into yesterday and tomorrow—will bring about control of blackness on the part of the preclear.
Although live energy is generally conceived to be white, it can also be black. In running a preclear with an E-Meter, it will be discovered as long as a flow is white and as long as a flow is running that the needle will gradually rise. When a point of blackness appears in the field, the needle will halt and either will not rise again or will flick and give the preclear a somatic. This flick is characteristic of the somatic. The stuck needle is characteristic of the black field. The auditor can sit watching a needle and will be able to tell the preclear whenever the preclear has had a black area appear in the field. It is notable that somatics only occur in the presence of a black patch. This means that the unknown characteristics of the blackness are something the preclear has been holding away from him so as not to have or that black wave energy is that energy used to impress pain. The latter is the more probable case, although a great deal of work must be done upon this to establish beyond doubt the manifestations of blackness.

A preclear who cannot see color in his facsimiles, cannot see it because he is unable to use energy with which to perceive. He will see things in terms of blackness or whiteness. He may be able to get black or white or may be able to get only blackness. In the latter case, he finds blackness in some way profitable and desirable. And running the concept of havingness (“will have” and “have had” blackness) and using drills in handling blackness (moving it from space to space in the environment and moving it into yesterday and tomorrow —as covered later, Creative Processing) will bring about control on the part of the preclear of blackness.


1974: 52 2007: 97
The entire subject of perception is the subject of energy. As the preclear goes down the tone-scale, he is less capable of differentiation and is thus less and less capable of handling energy and is more and more subject to energy, until at last he will not emanate or handle energy. Even in the higher ranges of this descent his perception begins to diminish. THE ENTIRE SUBJECT of perception is the subject of energy.

As the preclear goes down the Tone Scale, he is less and less capable of differentiation and is thus less and less capable of handling energy and is more and more subject to energy, until at last he will not emanate or handle energy. Even in the higher ranges of this condition, his perception begins to diminish.


1974: 52 - 53 2007: 101
In the axioms, force is defined as random effort. Effort is defined as directed force.

Force is essentially measured effort. It is quite common for individuals to be so protesting at what the MEST universe is doing that they abandon any and all force and, if asked to reassume force or use it, suppose that one is asking them to condone and assume punishment and destruction since these in the MEST universe are done with heavy quantities of force. There is, however, a gradient scale of force, for any energy manifestation may be called force. Even matter contains force.

For the purposes of processing, in order to avoid upsetting the preclear, who usually has very bad connotations with the word force, the auditor stresses instead the “handling of energy.”
IN THE AXIOMS, force is defined as random effort. Effort is defined as directed force. Force is essentially measured effort.

It is quite common for individuals to be so protesting of what the MEST universe is doing that they abandon any and all force. And, if asked to re-assume force or use it, suppose that one is asking them to condone and assume punishment and destruction, since these in the MEST universe are done with heavy quantities of force.

Force, however, would be a gradient scale and could actually be called an energy manifestation, for even matter contains force.

For the purpose of processing, in order to keep from upsetting the preclear who usually has very bad connotations with the word “force,” the auditor stresses instead the “handling of energy.”


1974: 54 2007: 106 - 107
On the tone-scale in Science of Survival one will find what might be expected to happen to materiel and communication and persons in the vicinity of those below 2.0 on the tone-scale. This stems normally from responsibility, or rather, its lack.

The keynote of responsibility is the willingness to handle energy. The rehabilitation of the thetan in the handling of energy brings about a rise in responsibility. If a person is low on the tone-scale and still exhibits responsibility, then his energy activity initially must be enormous for any segment of responsibility to exist low on the scale.
On the Chart of Human Evaluation, in Science of Survival, one will find what might be expected to happen to material and communication and persons in the vicinity of those below 2.0 on the Tone Scale. This stems normally from responsibility or, rather, its lack.

The keynote of responsibility is the willingness to handle energy. The rehabilitation of the thetan in the handling of energy brings about a rise in responsibility itself. If a person low on the Tone Scale still exhibits responsibility, then his energy activity initially must be enormous for any segment of responsibility to exist low on the scale.


1974: 55 2007: 107
If the preclear is unable to conceive of “being happy about being insane” (which he usually cannot), get him to get the feeling of anticipation for a vacation. This is irresponsibility in one sense and in actuality, when deepened, becomes the “glee of insanity.” If the preclear is unable to conceive “being happy about being insane” (which he usually cannot), get him to get the feeling of “anticipation for a vacation.” This is irresponsibility in one sense and, in actuality, when deepened becomes the glee of insanity.


1974: 55 - 56 2007: 108
Happiness is the overcoming of not insurmountable obstacles toward the known goal of havingness. Stepping away from this track, feeling that one’s work is too hard, these are forsakings of responsibility. A common method employed by low-toned people to reduce the power and ability of an individual and so place him under control is to convince him that he is tired and overworked. If they can so convince him, they can then get him to take a vacation. An examination of an individual who has been subjected to this will show that he was happiest when he was working and that before he “needed a vacation” many people worked on him to convince him that he should not work so hard, and thus turned what was actually play to him into work. Society almost demands that a man consider whatever he is doing as work and demands that he consider work as an unhappy thing. In looking around the society at those who gain easily, one finds only people who take a great deal of joy in working and who never think in terms of a vacation.

To run the bracket on responsibility, one would run the desire on the part of the preclear to be responsible, his desire not to be responsible, times when he has been forced to be responsible, times when he has been forced not to be responsible, times when he has been restrained from being responsible, times when he has been restrained from being not-responsible, times when he has been sympathized with because of his responsibilities and then all this as a bracket, the preclear doing it to others and others doing it to others. This run round and round as brackets produces marked results.
Happiness is the overcoming of not insurmountable obstacles toward the known goal of havingness. Stepping away from this track, feeling that one’s work is too hard, are forsakings of responsibility. A common method employed by low-toned people to reduce the power and ability of an individual, and so place him under control, is to convince him that he is tired and overworked. If they can so convince him, they can then get him to take a vacation. An examination of an individual who has been subjected to this process will discover that he was happiest when he was working and that before he “needed a vacation,” many people worked on him to convince him that he should not work so hard — and thus turned what was play, to him, into actual work. Society almost demands that a man consider whatever he is doing as work and demands that a man consider work as an unhappy thing. In looking around the society of those who gain easily, one finds only people who take a great deal of joy in working and who never think in terms of a vacation.

To run the bracket on responsibility, one would run the “desire (on the part of the preclear) to be responsible,” his “desire not to be responsible,” times when he has been “forced to be responsible,” times when he has been “forced not to be responsible,” times when he has been “restrained from being responsible,” times when he has been “restrained from being not responsible,” times when he has been “sympathized with because of his responsibilities.” And then, all this as a bracket —the preclear doing it to others and others doing it to the preclear and others doing it to others. This, run as a bracket, and run round and round as a bracket, produces marked results.


1974: 59 2007: 115
Discussions in the above text demonstrate that individuality depends upon high-tone level and freedom, whereas identity, as such, would be at a complete level of reduction, a condition analogous to MEST. Discussions in the earlier text demonstrate that individuality depends upon high tone level and freedom. And identity, as such, would be at a complete level of reduction, a condition analogous to MEST.


1974: 59 2007: 115
Their freedom in motion is enormously reduced, although they have tricked themselves into believing that possession will increase that freedom. Their freedom in motion is enormously reduced, although they have tricked themselves into believing that possessions will increase freedom.


1974: 61 2007: 117
There would be an illusory forever which would be dependent upon the duration of an object and its apparent solidity. One might also say that the MEST universe seeks to own one by pretending that immortality is something difficult to buy and is only purchased by achieving an identity or being an object. The ultimate in this is, of course, being a part of the MEST universe. One might say jocularly that every planet in the MEST universe was once one or more people. There would be an illusory forever, which would be dependent upon the duration of an object and its apparent solidity. One might also say that the MEST universe seeks to own one by pretending that immortality is something difficult to attain and is only purchased by achieving an identity or being an object. The ultimate in this is, of course, being a part of the MEST universe. One might say, jocularly, that every planet in the MEST universe was once one or more people.


1974: 61 2007: 118
The real way to be assured of a great deal of time is to be able, of course, to create time, and this would be to a thetan the true concept of always. Time is created, at least in this universe, by creating energy and objects, and by being able to make the universe agree with oneself, not by having the universe continually making one agree with it. The real way to be assured of a great deal of time is to be able to create time. And this would be, to a thetan, the true concept of Always.

Time is created, at least in this universe, by creating energy and objects and by being able to make the universe agree with oneself—not by having the universe continually making one agree with it.


1974: 62 2007: 119
The highest one can attain to truth is to attain to his own illusions. The lowest one can descend from truth is a complete acceptance of MEST universe reality, for this below a certain level becomes scrambled and brings on the condition known as hallucination. Hallucination is not self-generated; it comes about only when a person is an effect to such an extent that he is almost dead.

What is commonly believed to be truth is agreement upon natural law. This would be the truth of the MEST universe which would be the lowest common denominator of agreement upon any one subject. Where the MEST universe is concerned, acceptance of such truths is dangerous.
The highest one can attain to Truth is to attain to his own illusions.

The lowest one can descend from truth is a complete acceptance of MEST universe reality, for this below a certain level becomes scrambled and brings on the condition known as hallucination. Hallucination is not self-generated. It must come about only when a person is an effect to such an extent that he is almost dead.

What is commonly believed to be truth is “agreement upon natural law.” This would be truth of the MEST universe, which would be the lowest common denominator of agreement on any subject. Where the MEST universe is concerned, acceptance of such truths is dangerous.


1974: 62 2007: 119
Truth in Scientology is the study of the lowest common denominator of agreement, plus the establishment of the true ability of the thetan. The true ability of the thetan is a truth much higher than the truth of the MEST universe itself and, if it has ever before been known, the difficulties of communicating it have been such as to inhibit its promulgation. Truth, in Scientology, is the study of the lowest common denominator of agreement plus the establishment of the true ability of the thetan. The true ability of the thetan is a truth much higher than the truth of the MEST universe itself. And if it has never before been known, the difficulties of communicating it have been such as to inhibit its promulgation.


1974: 63 2007: 120
It can be seen there is truth above what passes for “truth” in the MEST universe. Scientific truths gained from deductive observations of behaviour of the MEST universe are themselves manifestations of agreements on the part of beings —thetans—who are capable of much wider creation and agreement than that represented in the MEST universe. It can be seen there is a truth above what passes for “truth” in the MEST universe. Scientific truths, gained from deduction and observations of behavior of the MEST universe, are themselves manifestations of agreement on the part of thetans who are capable of much wider creation and agreement than that represented in the MEST universe.


1974: 63 2007: 120
There is no more over-rated quality in existence than faith.

The subject who, under the hands of a hypnotist operator, conceives an enormous agreement with the hypnotist, is experiencing faith as it is commonly understood. In this state the subject can perceive anything which the hypnotist may direct.
There is no more underrated quality in existence than Faith.

The subject who, under the hands of a hypnotist operator, conceives an enormous agreement with the hypnotist is experiencing “faith” as it is commonly understood. In this state, the subject can perceive anything which the hypnotist may direct.


1974: 63 2007: 120
A little of this goes a very long distance. It is in essence the basic trick of hypnotism and by it one can convert and reduce the abilities of a subject for any purpose.

Faith-in is an inflow and brings about the acceptance of reality other than one’s own.
A little of this goes a very long distance. It is, in essence, the basic trick of hypnotism. And by it, one can concert and reduce the abilities of a subject for any purpose. Faith-In would be an inflow and would bring about acceptance of reality other than one’s own.


1974: 64 2007: 121
The auditor will find one of the more aberrative phases of the preclear in his failure to obtain from others faith in himself, and his acquiescence to their demands on any dynamic that he have faith in them.

Because it is entirely true that a being lacking in faith is low in tone, the fact can be traded upon with great ease.
The auditor will find one of the more aberrative phases of the preclear as his failure to obtain, from others, faith in himself. And, his acquiescence to their demands, on any dynamic, that he have faith in them. Because it is entirely true that a being is low in tone without actual Faith, the fact can be traded upon with great ease.


1974: 65 2007: 123
Dante’s inscription above the portals of Hell might very well be written best on the gates of entrance into this universe. Dante’s inscription above the portals of Hell might very well be written best on the gates of entrance into this universe: “Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”


1974: 66 2007: 124
No adventure in the MEST universe can exceed the adventure of making orderly anatomy from the chaos of commingled matter, energy and space which comprise the planets, galaxies and island universes of this Black Beyond which awaited to devour the universe self-constructed of any thetan or group of thetans. The slaying of a roaring beast of fire held in it, in olden times, less action and danger.

These lines are not written from any self-congratulatory motive, for fame is a rock. But by these lines the auditor may be impressed by the actuality of what he handles, and so that he can appreciate his own gallantry in fronting an adversary of such insentient brutality.
No adventure in the MEST universe can exceed the adventure of making orderly anatomy from the chaos of commingled matter, energy and space which comprise the planets, galaxies and island universe of this black beyond which waited to devour the universe self-constructed of any thetan or group of thetans. The slaying of a roaring beast of fire held in it, in olden times, less action and danger.

These lines are not written from any self-congratulatory motive, for fame is a rock. But by these lines, the auditor may be impressed by the actuality of what he handles so that he can appreciate his own gallantry in fronting an adversary of such insentient brutality.


1974: 68 2007: 125
Above the level of all else on the Chart of Attitudes is Cause. Causation is the highest attainment which can be envisaged by the thetan, but this is not necessarily the highest possible attainment, and much higher levels may be envision-able by the thetan when he has attained high on the level of causation.
Above the level of all else on the Chart of Attitudes is Cause. Causation is the highest attainment which can be envisioned by the thetan. But this is not the highest possible attainment and much higher levels may be envisioned by the thetan when he has attained high on the level of Causation.


1974: 68 - 69 2007: 126
Freud had one of the major aberrations in view when he declared his libido theory in 1894 and decided therein that sex was the only aberration. It is certainly a major one in homo sapiens, for in sex one desires to be the cause of little or nothing and desires to be the effect of pleasurable sensation.
Freud had one of the major aberrations in view when he declared his libido theory (in 1894) and declared therein that sex was the only aberration. It is certainly a major one in Homo sapiens, for in sex one desires to be the cause of little or nothing and desires to be the effect of pleasurable sensation.



1974: 69 - 70 2007: 127
All angels have two faces. They are commonly represented in mythology as having a black and white face. To be complete cause, theoretically, a person would have to be willing to be bad cause and good cause. Only in this wise, in the MEST universe, could he escape the liability of becoming the effect of bad cause.

The criminal who has elected himself bad cause through having found it impossible to trust himself (and a criminal career always begins at the moment when the criminal-to-be loses his self-respect; a career of prostitution cannot begin until self-respect is lost; and self-respect is only lost when one considers himself to be bad cause) can only escape becoming an effect by fighting all good cause. The reformation or reclamation of the criminal does not depend upon punishment, which only seeks to make him more MEST than he is, nor yet upon good cause, which he must fight, but upon the reestablishment of the criminal's self-respect; for only after this is he capable of being good cause.
All angels have two faces. They are commonly represented in mythology as having a black and a white face. To be complete Cause, theoretically, a person would have to be willing to be bad cause and good cause. Only in this way, in the MEST universe, could he escape the liability of becoming the effect of bad cause.

The criminal who has elected himself bad cause, through having found it impossible to trust himself, can only escape becoming an effect by fighting all good cause. And a criminal career always begins at the moment when the criminal-to-be loses his self-respect. A career of prostitution cannot begin until self-respect is lost. And self-respect is only lost when one considers himself to be bad cause. The reformation or reclamation of the criminal does not depend upon punishment, which only seeks to make him more MEST than he is, nor yet upon good cause which he must fight, but upon the re-establishment of the criminal’s self-respect. For only after this is he capable of being good cause.


1974: 70 - 71 2007: 129
The concept of infinite mind is not new, but it has always been assigned to another beingness than self. The preclear will be found to be intensely aberrated who has sworn allegiance to some infinite beingness and has then agreed that all space belonged to that beingness, and that the rights of creation and energy belonged to that beingness and did not belong to self. This is a handy and, to the very badly aberrated, acceptable method of denying any responsibility for anything. It is also the shortest route toward I AM NOT. Infinite mind is individualistic. All mankind does not depend upon or share a portion of the infinite mind. On the contrary, the highest individualism attainable is the individualism of the infinite mind.
The concept of “infinite mind” is not new, but it has always been assigned to another beingness than self. The preclear who has sworn allegiance to some infinite beingness, and has then agreed that all space belonged to that beingness (and did not belong to self) and that the rights of creation and energy belonged to that beingness (and did not belong to self), will be found to be intensely aberrated. This is a handy and, to the very badly aberrated, acceptable method of denying any responsibility for anything. It is also the shortest route toward I Am Not. Infinite mind is individualistic. All Mankind does not depend upon or share a portion of the infinite mind. On the contrary, the highest individualism attainable is the individualism of the infinite mind.


1974: 71 - 72 2007: 130
Recognition of this brings on insanity in an effort to further back away from responsibility and further escape from punishment. In the MEST universe, this escape from punishment is, of course, impossible. Thus there is a level below 0.0 for any immortal being.
Recognition of this brings on insanity in an effort to further back away from responsibility and further escape punishment. In the MEST universe, this escape from punishment is, of course, impossible. Thus, there is a level below 0.0 for any immortal being.


1974: 72 2007: 130
To a large degree the society of Earth requires, as part of its structure, names and the means to identify. The state finds itself very satisfied whenever it increases its ability to readily identify its citizenry, and will resort to almost any pretext to collect the fingerprints and dossier of one and all.
The society of Earth, to a large degree, has for structure “names” and “the ability to identify.” The State finds itself very satisfied whenever it increases its ability to readily identify its citizenry and will resort to almost any pretext to collect the fingerprints and dossier of one and all.


1974: 73 2007: 131
There are gods above all other gods. Anything which has wide acceptance and has been successful, wherever suns shine and planets swing, is based upon some fundamental truth. There is no argument here against the existence of a Supreme Being or any devaluation intended. It is that amongst gods, there are many false gods elected to power and position for the benefit and use of those who would control and make into the basest slaves the most sublime beings. As an ancient Greek said, when one has examined the descriptions of God written by men, he finds in that Being at best a thirst for self-aggrandizement and adulation which would be disgusting in any man. Man has sought to make his God a god of mud because the Early Greek and even more distant peoples, made idols in the form of men by which they thought to entrap the beingness of some local divinity who troubled them; more modern man has fallen into the error of making God into the body of a homo sapiens and posting him somewhere on high with a craving for vengeance and a pettiness in punishment matched only by the degradation of homo sapiens himself.

There are gods above all other gods, and gods beyond the gods of universes, but it were better, far better, to be a raving madman in his cell than to be a thing with the ego, cruelty, and jealous lust that base religions have set up to make men grovel down.
There are Gods above all other Gods and gods. Anything which has wide acceptance and has been successful, wherever suns shine and planets swing, is based upon some fundamental truth. There is no argument here against the existence of a Supreme Being or any devaluation intended. It is that amongst Gods, there are many false gods elected to power and position for the benefit and use of those who would control and make into the basest slaves the most sublime beings. As an early Greek said, “When one has examined the descriptions of God written by Man, he finds in that being, at best, a thirst for self-aggrandizement and adulation which would be disgusting in any man.” Man has sought to make his God a “god of mud” because the early Greek, and even more distant peoples, made idols in the form of men by which they thought to entrap the beingness of some local divinity who troubled them.

More modern Man has fallen into the error of making God into the body of a Homo sapiens and posting him somewhere on high with a craving for vengeance and a pettiness in punishment matched only by the degradation of Homo sapiens himself.

There are Gods above all other Gods and Gods beyond the Gods of universes. But it were better, far better, to be a raving madman in his cell, than to be a thing with the ego, cruelty and jealous lust that base religions have set up to make men grovel down.


1974: 74 2007: 132
Homo sapiens has little converse with true competence. There is an astonishing level of winningness above 4.0 where competence becomes a joy like poetry.
Homo sapiens has little conversation with true competence. There is an astonishing level of winningness above 4.0, where competence becomes a joy like poetry.


1974: 74 2007: 143
The Emotional Scale and Sub-Zero Tone-Scale
The Emotional Scale and Sub-Zero Tone-Scale
(Originally published in Scientology 8-80)


1974: 81 2007: 160
To run any incident or use any process it is necessary for the auditor to have a very sound idea of what he is doing, and to this end it is recommended that he know and be able to use the following;

Processing

The Code
The Theta Entity
The Entities
Running Engrams
...
To run any incident or use any process, it is necessary for the auditor to have a very sound idea of what he is doing. And, to this end, it is recommended that he know and be able to use the following processes.

PROCESSING:

The Code of Ethics (Honor)
The Thetan
The Entities
Running Engrams
...


1974: 82 - 83 2007: 179 - 180
It is not true that postulates have to be located all through the facsimiles and worn out by repetition. It is just as easy to make new postulates; but first one must recover from the depths to which his postulates have taken him. The most dangerous postulates are those postulates where one decided to agree with something which would become aberrative.

You can see by examining any facsimile in the preclear related to an accident that the most aberrative things in that facsimile are what the preclear himself decided.

Postulates are accompanied by evaluations and conclusions. It is often possible to “loosen” a postulate by discovering to the preclear why he made it, or what data he was using at the time.

As a preclear becomes very aberrated and believes himself to be more and more MEST, his postulates become as unwieldy to use as actual objects, and he finds them as difficult to change as objects.

When doing creative processing and moving objects and energy in created space and time, the preclear is doing this by making postulates. It comes as a shock to some preclears that they are handling time by shifting space. One handles time by simply saying that he had a thing and now he does not have it, or that he will have or will view a thing in the future. One does not shift time by shifting space, nor does one continue to look at something he has put into the past. He says it is in the past and so it becomes in the past.
It is not true that postulates have to be located all through the facsimiles and worn out by repetition. It is just as easy to make new postulates. But first one must recover the power from the depths to which his postulates have taken him. The most dangerous postulates are those postulates where he decided to “agree” with something which would become aberrative.

You can see by examination of any facsimile in the preclear, related to an accident that the most aberrative things in that facsimile are what the preclear himself decided.

Postulates are accompanied by evaluations and conclusions. It is often possible to “loosen” a postulate by discovering to the preclear why he made it or what data he was using at the time.

As a preclear becomes very aberrated and believes himself to be more and more MEST, his postulates become as unwieldy to use as actual objects and he finds them as difficult to change.

When doing Creative Processing, and moving objects and energy in created space and time, it comes as a shock to some preclears that they are handling time by shifting space. The preclear is doing this by making postulates. One handles time by simply saying that he had a thing and now does not have it, or that he will have or will view a thing in the future. One does not shift time by shifting space, nor does one continue to look at something he has put into the past. He says it is in the past and so it becomes in the past.


1974: 84 2007: 182
The preclear is generally found to be quite uncertain about his postulates. He does not know whether or not what he says will take effect or, if he says it and if it takes effect, if it will not rebound upon him. He becomes afraid to make postulates for fear he will make some postulate destructive to himself or others and may even discover himself making postulates to convince himself he should be ill. The preclear is generally found to be quite uncertain about his postulates. He does not know whether or not what he says will take effect or, if he says it and if it takes effect, if it will rebound against him. He becomes afraid to make postulates for fear he will make some postulate destructive to himself or others and may even discover himself making postulates to convince himself he should be ill.


1974: 85 2007: 201
SOP is most easily done and most successfully by an auditor who is a theta clear. Auditors who are not theta clear seldom understand it, and a low-toned uncleared auditor who cannot himself leave his body very often acts to pin a preclear inside his body. It is noteworthy that many auditors have been unable to obtain successes with theta clearing before they themselves have been cleared, but immediately after the auditor was cleared, he was successful with each successive case without exception. The fear of some thetans from various causes of leaving the body causes the auditor—who is the thetan—to make other thetans stay in bodies, and it is actually quite dangerous to be audited by auditors who are not theta clears. The process is not dangerous; uncleared auditors are. SOP is most easily applied and most successfully by an auditor who is a Theta Clear. Auditors who are not Theta Clear seldom understand it. And a low-toned uncleared auditor, who cannot himself leave the body, very often acts to pin a preclear inside his body. It is noteworthy that many auditors have been unable to obtain success with Theta Clearing before they themselves have been cleared. But immediately after the auditor was cleared, he was successful with each successive case without exception. The fear of some thetans (from various causes) of leaving the body, causes the auditor (who is a thetan) to make other thetans stay in bodies. And it is actually quite dangerous to be audited by auditors who are not Theta Clears. The process is not dangerous... unclear auditors are.


1974: 101 2007: 218
Space could be said to be BE. One can be in a space without change and without time; one can also be, without action. Space could be said to be. One can be in a space without change and without time. And one can also be without action.


1974: 101 - 102 2007: 219
The way one knows there was a past is by knowing the conditions of the past. The most revelatory of these is the facsimile which was taken in the past. However, without any important possession in the present stemming forward from the past, the past becomes unimportant; or, because possession ceased, the past is obliterated. The way one knows there was a past is by knowing the conditions of the past. The most revelatory of these is the facsimile which was taken in the past. However, without any possession in the present stemming forward from the past, the past becomes unimportant. Or because possession ceased, the past is obliterated.


1974: 132 2007: 202
Location: The thetan is an energy unit which is commonly located in the centre of the skull. A thetan who cannot leave the current body very often believes himself to be holding on only to the current body, and yet in actuality is holding on to a facsimile of an earlier body. The single matter of the body of a past life not being in the present life invalidates the existence of the past life to the individual who then does not —or does not care to—remember it. Yet the facsimiles can be nevertheless effective upon him. Location: The thetan is an energy unit which is located in the center of the skull. It is conceived to be small, but is as large as the preclear believes it to be. A thetan who cannot leave the current body very often believes himself to be holding on only to the current body and yet, in actuality, is holding on to a facsimile of an earlier body. The single matter of the body of a past life not being in the present life invalidates the existence of the past life to the individual who then does not, or does not care to, remember it. Yet the facsimiles can nevertheless be effective upon him.


1974: 133 2007: 204
Theta Perception: That which one perceives by radiating toward an object and from the reflection perceiving various characteristics of the object such as size, odour, tactile, sound, colour, etc. Certainty of perception is increased by drilling in certainties as above. Theta perception is dependent upon willingness to handle energy and to create space, energy and objects.  Theta Perception: That which one perceives by radiating toward an object and from the reflection perceiving various characteristics of the object, such as size, odor, tactile, sound, color, etc. Theta perception is increased by drilling in certainties as above. Theta perception is dependent upon willingness to handle energy and to create space, energy and objects.


1974: 134 2007: 204
Mest Perception: Recordings the thetan takes from the organs of perception of the human body as a short cut to perception (lazy perception). The body records actual wave emanations from the MEST universe, the thetan uses these recordings. Considerably more data should be collected on this subject. Mest Perception: Recordings the thetan takes from the perception organs of the human body as a shortcut to perception (lazy perception). The body records actual wave emanations from the MEST universe, the thetan uses these recordings. Considerably more data could be collected on this subject.


1974: 134 2007: 204 - 205
Facsimiles: Energy reproductions of things in various universes. They are fixed to ridges.

End of Terminal : A communication line to anything has the preclear at one end and something at the other end. When the end of terminal is vacated, flow dams and the pre-clear must fix the vacated end to his own body. This is the mechanics behind the loss which brings about grief. ARC lines can be mocked-up and handled in the routine of creative processing, which processes will resolve end of terminal difficulties. These terminals are quite visible to the thetan who sees them either wound around the body or extending to other bodies or reaching a considerable distance into space. The thetan can actually yank on these terminals, even those which go into space, and free the other end whether he perceives it or not, and so recover and dispose of such lines.
Facsimiles: Energy reproductions of things in the various universes. They are fixed to ridges.

End of Terminal: A communication line to anything has the preclear at one end and something at the other end. When the end of the terminal is vacated, the flow dams and the preclear must fix the vacated end to his own body. This is the mechanics behind the loss which brings about grief. ARC lines can be mocked-up and handled in the routine of Creative Processing, which process will resolve end of terminal difficulties. These terminals are quite visible to the thetan, who sees them either wound around the body or extending to other bodies or reaching a considerable distance into space. The thetan can actually yank on these terminals, even those which go into space, and free the other end, whether he perceives so or not, and so recover and dispose of such lines.


1974: 135 2007: 205 - 206
Data from India, even that found in the deepest “mysteries” of India, is knowingly or unknowingly “booby-trapped” so that while it contains, though unevaluated and isolated, many essential truths; it contains as well directions which are certain to send the experimenter even more deeply into the unwanted state of becoming MEST. Data from India is knowingly or unknowingly “booby-trapped,” so that while it contains, if unevaluated and isolated, many essential truths, it contains as well directions which are certain to send the experimenter even more deeply into the unwanted state of becoming MEST.


1974: 86 2007: 208
Step I—Positive Exteriorizing:
Ask the preclear to be a foot back of his head. If he does, make him go back further, then up, then down, practising placement in space and time. Then one asks him to see if there are any items in the body he would like to repair and proceeds to let the preclear repair them according to the preclear’s own ideas as to how he should do it. Then educate the preclear by making him create and destroy his own illusions into finally getting a certainty of illusion and from this a certainty of perceiving the real universe with all perceptions. (Note: The most real universe is, of course, one’s own illusory universe and should be completely rehabilitated before one attempts to perceive or handle or worry about the MEST universe. Rehabilitated, sonic, visio, etc. of the MEST universe are very clear and very certain. Clear perception in early stages is not a test of being outside. The only test is whether the preclear KNOWS he is outside.) Failing the first line of this step, go to Step II.
Step I: Positive Exteriorizing
Ask the preclear to “be three feet back of your head.” If he does, ask him to go back further, then up, then down, practicing placement in space and time. Then one asks him to see if there are any items in the body he would like to repair and proceeds to let the preclear repair them according to the preclear’s own ideas of how he should do it. Then educate the preclear, by asking him to create and destroy his own illusions, into finally getting a certainty of illusion and from this a certainty of perceiving the real universe with all perceptics. (Note: The realest universe is, of course, one’s own illusory universe and should be completely rehabilitated before one attempts to perceive or handle or worry about the MEST universe. Rehabilitated, sonic, visio, etc., of the MEST universe are very clear and very certain. Clear perception in early stages is not a test of being outside. The only test is whether the preclear knows he is outside.) Change Postulates (Postulate Processing and Rising Scale Processing). Failing the first line of this step, go to Step II.


1974: 86 2007: 209
By orientation as a thetan, placing himself as a thetan in time and space, he becomes sure of his whereabouts. Have him find and cast off old lines which have their terminals fixed to him. Have him find those lines wherever they are and attach them to radiators and water taps as the energy will drain out of him. (The II ordinarily has enough lines to cause him to snap back in the head when he releases beams.) Failing this, go to Step III. By orientation as a thetan, placing himself as a thetan in time and space, he becomes sure of his whereabouts. Have him find and cast off old lines which have their terminals fixed to him. Have him find these lines wherever they are and attach them to radiators and water taps and get the energy to drain out of them. The II will ordinarily have enough lines to cause him to snap back in the head when he releases beams. Failing this, go to Step III.


1974: 89 - 90 2007: 191
Scientology 8-8008 is remarkable for its ability to better the beingness and action potentials of the individual. It is, sadly enough, the only technique which I have seen produce excellent and fast results in the hands of trained auditors. Mainly the reason is that homo sapiens has and will continue to use, any technique delivered into his hands for the control and enslavement of others, for homo sapiens is frightened. Scientology 8-8008 is remarkable for its ability to better the beingness and action potentials of the individual. It is, sadly enough, the only technique which I have seen produce excellent and fast results in the hands of trained auditors. Part of the reason is that the auditors who are trained in Scientology, at this time, must be themselves Theta Clears. But this is not all of the reason. Homo sapiens has and will continue to use any technique delivered into his hands for the control and enslavement of others. For Homo sapiens is frightened.


1974: 93 2007: 196
The axioms of 1951 are, in the main, a tracing of this agreement. The inevitability and “diabolical accuracy” of these predictions of human behaviour depend upon their being held in common by Man, which they are.  The Axioms of 1951 are, in the main, a tracement of this agreement. The inevitability and “diabolical accuracy” of these predictions of human behavior depend upon their being held in common by Man, which they are.


1974: 94 2007: 185
Before energy can exist in this universe, space must exist. His inability to create space is one of the most aberrative characteristics of the thetan whom we find in a MEST body. He has become reduced to a point even in his own concept, and perhaps even less than a point for he has no space of his own but must depend upon bodies and other conditions to believe that he has space.

It is of the utmost importance for the auditor to understand space. Space can be considered to be a viewpoint of dimensions. It does not matter how many dimensions there are or what conditions are set up for these dimensions: the resulting condition is known as “space.” There are only three dimensions in space in the MEST universe. Throughout all of its galaxies it has only length, breadth and depth. Space warps and other things of equal interest can exist in one’s own universe, but they do not exist as such, evidently, in the MEST universe.
BEFORE ENERGY CAN exist in this universe, space must exist. His inability to create space is one of the most aberrative characteristics of the thetan whom we find in a MEST body. He has become reduced to a point, even in his own concept, and perhaps even less than a point. For he has no space of his own, but must depend upon bodies and other conditions to believe he has space.

It is of the utmost importance for the auditor to understand space. Space can be considered to be a “viewpoint of dimension.” It does not matter how many dimensions there are or what conditions are set up for these dimensions in space. In the MEST universe, throughout all of its galaxies, it has only length, breadth and depth. Space warps and other things of equal interest can exist in one’s own universe. But they do not exist as such, evidently, in the MEST universe.


1974: 94 2007: 186
The preclear has a viewpoint and is the centre of that viewpoint. Splitting his attention often finds him occupying several viewpoints. He is capable of assuming many. Where he is aware of being aware is, however, his central viewpoint; and, although this may be communicated with or interlocked to some other viewpoint which he could call his own—even on some other planet or here on earth—he is yet as himself the centre of assignation of dimension where he is and as he is. The preclear has a viewpoint and is the center of that viewpoint. Splitting his attention often finds him occupying several viewpoints. He is capable of assuming many. Where he is “aware of being aware” is, however, his central viewpoint. And although this may be communicated with or interlocked to some other viewpoint which he could call his own (here on Earth or even on some other planet), he is yet, as himself, the center of assignation of dimensions where he is and as he is.


1974: 95 2007: 186
The solution of this problem is simple, in principle, although it may require many hours of auditing. The solution to this problem is simple in principle, although it may be many hours in auditing solution.


1974: 96 2007: 187
By making the preclear alter the body he is occupying, making mock-ups which he superimposes and changes around in disagreement with the MEST universe—upside down and right side up—he becomes better able to have a viewpoint from which he can create space or from which he can at least handle MEST universe space. By making the preclear alter the body he is occupying, making mock-ups which he superimposes and changes around in disagreement with the MEST universe, upside down and right side up, he becomes better able to have a viewpoint from which he can create space and from which he can at least handle MEST universe space.


1974: 96 2007: 188
Simply have the preclear disagree with dimensions round him and see them with purposeful, creative distortion and he will at length focalize his viewpoint so that he can handle space and know that he is the centre. Simply have the preclear “disagree” with dimensions around him, and see them with purposeful, creative distortion, and he will at length focalize his viewpoint so that he can handle space and know that he is the center.


1974: 97 2007: 225
Creation and Destruction

Self-determinism seeks as its goal the attainment of the goal of theta itself.

Theta has the capability of locating matter and energy in time and space and of creating time and space.

Any action requires space and time, for space and time are necessary to motion.

Motion can be defined as change of location in space, and any change of location requires time.

Thus we have an inter-acting triangle, one comer of which could be labelled space, another corner time, and the third energy. Matter is not included in the triangle because matter is apparently cohesion and adhesion of energy.


The cycle of a universe could be said to be the cycle of creation, growth, conservation, decay and destruction. This is the cycle of an entire universe or any part of that universe; it is also the cycle of life forms.
Creation and Destruction





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THE CYCLE OF a universe could be said to be the cycle of creation, growth, conservation, decay and destruction. This is the cycle of an entire universe or any part of that universe. It is also the cycle of life forms.


1974: 99 - 100 2007: 228
Looking again at the column of creation, one finds the individual aberrated anywhere along the dynamics in that column where the individual will only create and will not destroy.

In the destruction column, one finds the individual aberrated on any dynamic in that column where he will not destroy.

In the middle ground of the graph, we find that a balance of creation and destruction is sanity, and in the dynamics below it we find the individual sane wherever he will create and destroy.

Use of this graph and these principles enable the auditor to assess hitherto hidden compulsions and obsessions on the part of the preclear. This is an auditing graph. If one looks at it another way than that of an auditor, he finds there laid out what has been occasionally posed as a philosophy of existence.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in his book “Thus Spake Zarathustra,” presents as a desirable code of conduct unlimited willingness to destroy. Philosophically the graph has little or no workability. In order to survive in any universe, conduct must be regulated by a sense of ethics.
Looking again at the column of Creation, one finds the individual aberrated anywhere along the dynamics in that column where the individual will only create and will not destroy.

In the Destruction column, one finds the individual aberrated on any dynamic in that column where he will only destroy.

In the middle ground of the graph, we find that a balance of Creation and Destruction is Sane. And in the dynamics below it, we find the individual sane wherever he will create and destroy.

Use of this graph and these principles enable the auditor to assess hitherto hidden compulsions and obsessions on the part of the preclear.

This is an auditing graph. If one looks at it in another way than auditing, he finds there laid out what has occasionally been posed as a philosophy of existence.

Friedrich Nietzsche, in his book Thus Spake Zarathustra, presents as a desirable code of conduct, “unlimited willingness to destroy.” Philosophically, the code has little or no workability. In order to survive in any universe, conduct must be regulated by a sense of ethics.


1974: 101 2007: 217
Just as, with our definition of self-determinism, it is possible to de-aberate an individual and increase his potentialities in a way never before suspected possible, and with a speed which exceeds all past estimates even in the science of Scientology. Just as, with our definition of self-determinism, it is possible to de-aberrate an individual and increase his potentialities in a way never before suspected possible and with a speed which exceeds all past estimations, even in the science of Scientology.


1974: 102 2007: 220
The Hindu sought to depart into his Nirvana by refusing to have anything to do with having. He sought thus to promote himself into Being. He saw that so long as he retained a grasp on a body in any degree he was Having, and thus was pressed into Doing. The Hindu sought to depart into his Nirvana by refusing to have anything to do with having. He sought thus to promote himself into being. He saw that as long as he retained a grasp on a body in any degree, he was having and thus was pressed into doing.


1974: 103 2007: 220 - 221
There is an optimum speed of Doing. If one travels less than that speed he has little Being and Having; if one travels greater than that speed, he has to abandon both Being and Having. This is applicable especially to the MEST universe. The case of a race driver is in point. He must assume a contempt for Being and Having in order to achieve the speeds he does.

When change is too rapid both Beingness and Havingness suffer. When change is too slow both Beingness and Havingness suffer. For Change is essentially the redirection of energy.

In the assessment of a preclear one can easily trace, by use of the triangle, Be, Have and Do, and by placing this over a second triangle with space at the point of Be, time at the point of Have and energy at the point of Do, where the preclear is over-balanced and why the preclear cannot handle time or why he is trying to occupy too much space without being able to fill it, or why his life is complicated with too much havingness and has reduced his beingness to nought.
There is an optimum speed of doing. If one travels less than that speed, he has little being and having. This is applicable especially to the MEST universe. If one travels greater than that speed, he has to abandon both being and having. The case of the racing driver is in point. He must assume a contempt for being and having in order to achieve the speeds he does.

When change is too rapid, both beingness and havingness suffer. When change is too slow, both beingness and havingness suffer. For change is essentially the redirection of energy.

In the assessment of a preclear, one can easily trace—by use of the triangle Be, Have and Do, and by placing this over a second triangle with Space at the point of Be, Time at the point of Have and Energy at the point of Do—where the preclear is overbalanced and why the preclear cannot handle time, or why life is complicated with too much havingness and has reduced his beingness to nought, or why he is trying to occupy too much space without being able to fill it.


1974: 104 - 105 2007: 164
The word “gradient” is meant to define lessening or increasing degrees of condition. The difference between one point on a graduated scale and another point could be as different or as wide as the entire range of the scale itself, or it could be so tiny as to need the most minute discernment for its establishment. The gradient scale of the creation of a being could be—but in creative processing generally is not—concerned with time. In creative processing, the gradient scale, as it would refer to the creation of a person, could be, first, the envisionment of an area where the person might have been or might be; then the envisionment of an area the person commonly frequented; at last, the creation of a footprint the person had made, and then perhaps some article of apparel or a possession such as a handkerchief. The creative steps would then continue until more and more of a person was established, and at last the entire person would have been created.  The word “gradient” is meant to define “lessening or increasing degrees of condition.” The difference between one point on a gradient scale and another point could be as different or as wide as the entire range of the scale itself. Or it could be as tiny as to need the most minute discernment for its establishment.

The gradient scale of the creation of a being would be (but in Creative Processing generally is not) concerned with time.

In Creative Processing, the gradient scale as it would refer to the creation of a person could be, first, the envisionment of an area where the person might have been or might be, then the envisionment of an area the person commonly frequented, the creation of a footprint the person had made, and then perhaps some article of apparel or a possession such as a handkerchief. The creative steps would then continue, until more and more of a person was established, and at last the entire person would have been created.


1974: 105 2007: 165
The essence of gradient scale work is to do as much creation, change or destruction in terms of illusion as the preclear can accomplish with confidence, and to go from successful step to greater step until an entire success in destruction, alteration or creation (or their companion states of experience, such as start, change and stop) is accomplished.

The mind works easily if led through successive successes into a complete confidence. The mind can be confused and set back enormously by demanding that it do too much too fast. The same “too much” can be accomplished by requesting of the mind that it do small portions of the task; this does not mean that processing should go slowly or that illusions which are easy to create, change or destroy should have much time spent on them.
The essence of gradient scale work is to do as much creation, change and destruction, in terms of illusion, as the preclear can accomplish with confidence. And to go from successful step to greater step until an entire success in destruction, alteration or creation (or their companion states of experience, such as start, change and stop) is accomplished.

The mind works easily if led through successive successes into a complete confidence. The mind can be confused and set back enormously by demanding that it do too much too fast. Much can be accomplished by requesting of the mind that it do small portions of the task. This does not mean that processing should go slowly or that illusions that are easy to create, change or destroy should have much time spent on them.


1974: 106 2007: 166
The motto of the MEST universe could be said to be: ‘Thou shalt have no force nor illusion, nor thine own space, nor self-made energy or thing, for all illusion is mine and with that thou shalt agree. If thou art, I shall not be.” By a series of minute agreements, the preclear has at last given up all his own belief in his ability to make a universe, or even to create and maintain minor illusions. He does not know or even suspect that he is capable of producing illusions sufficiently strong to be observable by others, and if he thought this were true, he would attribute it to some mysterious thing and, so short and final are the punishments of the MEST universe, he would tend to shy away from this; but upon his ability to create illusion depends the very existence of all his hopes and dreams and any beauty he will ever see or feel. The motto of the MEST universe could be said to be: “Thou shalt have no force nor illusion, nor thine own space or self-made energy or thing, for all illusion is mine and with that thou shalt agree. If thou art, I shall not be.”

By a series of minute agreements, the preclear has at last given up all his own belief in his ability to make a universe or even to create and maintain a minor illusion. He does not know or even suspect that he is capable of producing illusions sufficiently strong to be observable by others (and if he thought this were true, he would attribute it to some mysterious thing) and so short and final are the punishments of the MEST universe, he would tend to shy away from this. But upon his ability to create illusions depends the very existence of all his hopes and dreams and any beauty he will ever see or feel.


1974: 106 - 107 2007: 166 - 167
To prove the reality and solidity of the MEST universe, the preclear could pound his fist upon a desk and demonstrate that his fist had met something. He is making again the error of implanting sensation and not knowing he has implanted it, for the fist which he pounds on the desk is a MEST universe fist consisting of MEST universe energy, which is itself a MEST universe agreement, and it is meeting a desk which is MEST universe; he is only demonstrating that when the MEST universe is perceived to impact upon the MEST universe, one can then implant a realistic impact and perceive it for his own wonderful edification. Reality, then, is a delusion because it is one’s own illusion which has been disowned by one and is then received by one as being another thing. To prove the reality and solidity of the MEST universe, the preclear could pound his fist upon a desk and demonstrate that his fist hit something. He is making, again, the error of implanting sensation and not knowing he has implanted it. For the fist which he pounds on the desk is a MEST universe fist consisting of MEST universe energy, which is itself a MEST universe agreement. And it is meeting a desk, which is itself a MEST universe agreement. And he is only demonstrating that when the MEST universe is perceived to impact upon the MEST universe, one can then implant a realistic impact and reperceive it for his own wonderful edification.

“Reality,” then, is a delusion, because it is one’s own illusion which has been disowned by one and is then received by one as being another thing.


1974: 107 2007: 167
A preclear as he comes up the tone-scale more and more often catches himself doing this, and even though he does not know the principles involved (for no preclear has to be educated in Scientology to receive benefit from it), he recognizes that even in the case of a loud crash, his continuation of association from his environment permits him to perceive with others that a crash has taken place of objects which he with others continuously recreates solidly, and that he must actually cause for his own perception the sound of the crash. A preclear, as he comes up the Tone Scale, more and more often catches himself doing this. And even though he does not know the principle involved (for no preclear has to be educated in Scientology to receive benefit from it), he recognizes that, even in the case of a loud crash, his continuation of association from his environment permits him to perceive with others that a crash of objects has taken place, which he with others continuously re-creates solidly, and that he must actually cause for his own perception the sound of the crash.


1974: 107 - 108 2007: 168
To undo this state of affairs it is only necessary to rehabilitate the awareness of the preclear that he himself is capable of creating illusions. As he rehabilitates this faculty, the preclear, without any coaching or evaluation on the part of the auditor, begins to recognize that his viewpoint is expanding and that he is becoming all-pervasive, but that he can collect his awareness at any point, and that the “brutal reality” all around him is continuously manufactured by himself out of agreements and association with other viewpoints. So long as he is fixed in a condition where he is in agreement with all spaces and viewpoints, he sees and feels automatically with all other such viewpoints. He is above the level of energy, if one can use the term, on the same wavelength with all other beingness, a condition which does not permit differentiation. To undo this state of affairs, it is only necessary to rehabilitate the awareness of the preclear that he himself is capable of creating illusions. As he rehabilitates this facility, the preclear, without any coaching or evaluation on the part of the auditor, begins to recognize that his viewpoint is expanding and that he is becoming all pervasive (but that he can collect his awareness at any point) and that the “brutal reality” all around him is continuously manufactured by himself out of agreements and association with other viewpoints. So long as he is fixed in a condition where he is in agreement with all spaces and viewpoints, he sees and feels automatically with all other viewpoints. He is about the level of energy, if one can use the term, “on the same wavelength” with all other beingness—a condition which does not permit differentiation.


1974: 109 2007: 169
A preclear who exteriorizes readily may find with a shock that he is not perceiving the MEST universe as he commonly supposes it should be perceived and quickly go back into his body to reassure himself that he is “keeping his contract of agreement.” If the auditor demands that the preclear perceive the environment when exteriorized, then the auditor will discover that the preclear will drop in tone and that, when he has gone into his body once more, a great deal of patient auditing is necessary to regain the preclear’s confidence in himself. The preclear exteriorizing may find himself in all sorts of space and time cross-ups, for he has insufficient command of space and energy to independently sort out viewpoints when unassisted by the orientation of the MEST body itself, which is, of course, in debased and degraded agreement of a very set nature. A preclear, who exteriorizes readily, may find with a shock that he is not perceiving the MEST universe as he commonly supposes it should be perceived and quickly goes back into his body to reassure himself that he is “keeping his contract of agreement.” If the auditor demands that the preclear perceive the environment when exteriorized, then the auditor will discover that the preclear will drop in tone and that, when he has gone into his body once more, a great deal of patient auditing is necessary to regain the preclear’s confidence in himself. The preclear exteriorizing may find himself in all sorts of space and time tie-ups, for he has insufficient command of space and energy to independently sort out viewpoints when unassisted by the orientation of the MEST body itself—which is, of course, in debased and degraded agreement of a very set nature.


1974: 109 - 110 2007: 170
After a very large amount of auditing, when the preclear has regained his ability to create with considerable solidity his own illusions, it will be found that the preclear can at will perceive the MEST universe and can do so with accuracy. He can further, without the aid of a body, move objects and do a thousand other “interesting tricks” which could very well be viewed with considerable awe, for they have not been seen on earth in recorded history but have lived in legend.
After a very large amount of auditing, even as much as fifty hours (when the preclear has regained his ability to create, with considerable solidity, his own illusions), it will be found that the preclear can at will perceive the MEST universe and can do so with accuracy. He can further (without the aid of a body) move objects, heal at a distance and do a thousand other “interesting tricks” which could very well be viewed with considerable awe. For they have not been seen on Earth in recorded history, but have lived in legend.


1974: 110 2007: 170
Using Standard Operating Procedure, Issue 3, as given in this volume, the auditor yet takes a very thorough assessment of his preclear with an E-Meter.
Using Standard Operating Procedure, Issue 3 (SOP 3), as given in this volume, the auditor yet takes a very thorough assessment of his preclear with an E-Meter (sec Preclear Assessments: Creation and Destruction).


1974: 110 2007: 171
Exteriorized, if possible, or interiorized as in the later numbered cases, the preclear is then made to “mock-up” illusions about each one of these Can’ts and to change the size, character and position of the illusion or any part thereof in space, shift it in time simply by knowing it has been shifted by him, until at last the preclear is able to handle the whole object of the Can’t with complete facility.

Can’ts may be an inability to destroy women or snakes or specific persons, or create machinery, or write legibly. The preclear is requested to accomplish by illusions the smallest gradient of the Can’t with which he can successfully start; and, under auditor direction, by moving this small portion of the whole here and there in space, tipping it this way and that and making it, in particular, disobey “natural laws” in the MEST universe, the preclear is led to an ability to create, change or destroy the Can’t.

The Can’t is also the Must. Can’t is an inhibition; Must is an enforcement. What must the preclear do and what must be done to him? By whom? By creative processing and gradient scales, he achieves mock-ups until each one of these musts becomes a “Can if I want to, but don’t have to.”
Exteriorized, if possible, or interiorized as in the later numbered steps (see SOP 3), the preclear is then made to mock-up illusions about each one of these Can’ts and to change the size, character and position of the illusions (or any part thereof) in space, shift it in time (simply by knowing it has been shifted by him), until at last the preclear is able to handle the whole object of the Can’t with complete facility. Can’ts may be inability to destroy women or snakes or specific persons, or create machinery, or write legibly. The preclear is requested to accomplish, by illusions, the smallest gradient of the Can’t with which he can successfully start. And under auditing direction —by moving this small portion of the whole here and there in space, tipping it this way and that and making it, in particular, disobey “natural laws” in the MEST universe—the preclear is led to an ability to create or destroy the Can’t.

The Can’t is also the “Must.” Can’t is an inhibition. Must is an enforcement. What must the preclear do and what must be done to him? By what? By Creative Processing and gradient scales, he achieves mock-ups until each one of these Musts becomes a “Can if I want to, but don’t have to.”



1974: 111 - 112 2007: 173
That preclear who cannot get even a shadow of an illusion so that he can perceive it in any manner must be coaxed to see white spots, black spots, of his own creation, and to change those in space and time, enlarge and contract them, until he has a certain command and control of black and white. This must be done with such a preclear without regard to the number of hours it takes or the patience of the drill. It can be done with the eyes open or closed, whichever the preclear finds best.
That preclear who cannot get even a shadow of an illusion, so that he can perceive it in any manner, must be coaxed to see white spots, black spots (of his own creation) and to change these in space and time, enlarge and contract them, until he has a certain command and control of black and white. This must be done, with such a preclear, without regard to the number of hours it takes or the patience of the drill. It can be done with the eyes open or shut, whichever the preclear finds best.


1974: 112 2007: 173
The essence of creative processing is moving objects in space when they have been mocked up. They are moved near and far, to the right, left, behind the preclear, below his feet, above his head and in front of him. He must know that he has changed the location of the object. If he cannot make a large change, have him do a small change of location. If he cannot do a small change of location, have him alter the object by turning it different colours, or by enlarging or contracting it, or by pushing it away or bringing it near him, until he can make it move sideways. In failing to do this, have him do a change with some allied object.

The essence of Creative Processing is moving objects in space when they have been mocked-up.

They are moved near and far, to the right, left, behind the preclear, below his feet, above his head and in front of him. He must know that he has changed the location of the object. If he cannot make a large change of location, have him do a small change of location. If he cannot do a small change of location, have him alter the object by turning it different colors, or by enlarging or contracting it, or by pushing it away or bringing it near him, until he can make it move sideways. In failing to do this, have him do a change with some allied object.


1974: 113 2007: 174 - 175
That auditor with a high order of imagination who is himself clear, finds mock-ups very easy to “think up” and request of the preclear, but it is not necessary to have such an imagination, as a routine assessment will discover immediately that the most ordinary things fall into the Can’t, Must and Desire brackets in the preclear’s life.

The preclear will be discovered on the first dynamic, quite ordinarily, not to be able to create, change or destroy, especially destroy, his own body or bodies in which he thinks he is encased within his own body (old time-track bodies such as a Fifth Invader Force body). He will be found to be incapable in many directions with facsimiles, communication lines and other matters on the first dynamic alone. On the second dynamic, many incapabilities will come to view, and so on along all the dynamics. On the fifth dynamic, he will quite ordinarily be found incapable of handling snakes, spiders, vicious fish, bacteria, wild animals and domestic pets. On the seventh dynamic he will be discovered unable to handle other thetans, even in the most elementary fashion of bringing two dots of light into proximity and then separating them (an exercise which blows head ridges in many preclears quite explosively). On the eighth dynamic his limitations quite ordinarily become too obvious for comment, but on each and every dynamic he must be able to do or fulfil any of the above cycles or conditions.

That auditor with a high order of imagination, who is himself Clear, finds mock-ups very easy to “think up” and request to the preclear. But it is not necessary to have such an imagination as a routine assessment will discover immediately that the most ordinary things fall into the Can’t, Must and Desire brackets in the preclear’s life.

The preclear will be discovered, on the First Dynamic, quite ordinarily not able to create, change or destroy (especially destroy) his own body or bodies in which he thinks he is encased within his own body (old time track bodies such as a Fifth Invader Force body). He will be found to be incapable, in many directions, with facsimiles, communication lines and other matters on the First Dynamic alone. On the Second Dynamic, many incapabilities will come to view. And so on, along all the dynamics. On the Fifth Dynamic, he will quite ordinarily be found to be incapable of handling snakes, spiders, vicious fish, bacteria, wild animals, domestic pets. On the Seventh Dynamic, he will be discovered unable to handle other thetans, even in the most elementary fashion of bringing two dots of light into proximity and then separating them (an exercise which blows head ridges, in many preclears, quite explosively). On the Eighth Dynamic, his limitations quite ordinarily become too obvious for comment. But on each and every dynamic, he must be able to do any of the above cycles or conditions.



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