Some Basics, or Story for Amedar

Amedar was an early commenter who wanted to know more about the subject being discussed. So I decided to lift some passages from one of the basic books.

These passages are all taken from the 2006 edition of Scientology 8-8008 (1952). On this page, my comments are styled as quotations, while the actual passages from the book are styled as ordinary writing.

Note on pp18-19:

In earlier efforts to better his state of beingness, Man has considered Homo sapiens as an inseparable unit which was either alive or dead.

Further, Man has thought it necessary, when he thought about it at all, to address and reduce the inroads of the past before the individual could assume any high level of beingness in the present.

In Dianetics, it was found that the mind was sub-divisible into two parts. The first was the analytical mind which did the actual thinking and computing for the individual but which, in the present civilized state of Man, was almost submerged. The second was the reactive mind. The reactive mind was considered to be a stimulus-response mechanism which derived and acted upon the data of experience without thought.

The content of the reactive mind was found to be the accumulated bad experiences of the organism not only in its current lifetime, but in the other lifetimes which it apparently had led in order to accomplish the task of evolution and to arrive at its present state of structural beingness.

The reactive mind was the blueprint. But it was also the stimulus-response dictator of action.

The formula which described the reactive mind was that everything is identified with everything.

Dianetics accomplished a great deal in the elevation of beingness by reducing the most violent incidents in the reactive mind by a process known as the “erasure of engrams.”

An engram was a period of momentary or long pain and unconsciousness, such as would occur in an injury, operation or illness. Such incidents could be reduced simply by “returning” the individual to the moment of the accident and then going over the accident step by step, perceptic by perceptic, as though it was happening again. After this had been done several times, the accident was found to have no more command value upon the individual.

The reduction of the command value of the reactive mind was found to be necessary to a proper resolution of aberration.

Understand that the reduction of the command value of the reactive mind was the goal, not merely the reduction of the reactive mind.

When one is addressing the problems of an individual or a group of men [people], the reduction of the command value of the reactive mind is still the goal where Scientology is used as a process to eradicate aberration.

But two other methods are available for reducing this command value.

The first of these lies in the removal of the analytical mind from proximity to the reactive mind and the increase, then, of the potential of the analytical mind until it can handle any reactive mind with ease.

The second is simply the rehabilitation of the analytical mind by permitting it to use its creative ability in the construction of a universe of its own.

It was found that there was no purpose in reducing incidents out of the reactive mind beyond the point where the analytical mind could step apart from the reactive mind and then command it.

Dianetics is a therapy which addresses itself directly to the reactive mind to reduce the command value of that reactive mind.

Scientology is an embracive subject, much wider in application.

It has as its goal the beingness that can exist without any energy or matter – which is to say, without time – whether Homo sapiens or not.

Dianetics was an evolutionary step, a tool which had use in arriving at a higher level of knowledge. Its use, however, produced slower results and much lower goals. Further, Dianetics processes were limited in that they could not be applied more than a few hundred hours without the reactive mind assuming a very high command level over the analytical mind, due to the fact that the reactive mind was being validated continually in the process, whereas the better process was to validate the analytical mind.

Medicine and psychology, as practiced today, have absorbed and are using many of the principles of Dianetics without caring to be aware of the later developments in the field of the mind represented here [in this book].

Thus the society absorbs and very often misunderstands knowledge.

The Code of Honor (pp 137-138)

To quote again from the above:

Scientology “…has as its goal the beingness that can exist without any energy or matter – which is to say, without time – whether Homo sapiens or not.”

What does this sentence make you think of? An angel? A god? A saint? An ET being? A “light warrior?” Hubbard suggests that we could be any of these things, and that perhaps we have been.

In optics, an aberration is a malformation in a lens which prevents it from focusing to a single point. Hubbard uses this same analogy when speaking of “aberrated” people.

So: How would an unaberrated person think and act? Hubbard’s Code of Honor is meant to give us an answer to this question.

“The unaberrated individual follows this code more or less instinctively.”

1. Never desert a comrade in need, in danger or in trouble.
2. Never withdraw allegiance once granted.
3. Never desert a group to which you owe your support.
4. Never disparage yourself or minimize your strength or power.
5. Never need praise, approval or sympathy.
6. Never compromise with your own reality.
7. Never permit your affinity to be alloyed. [Alloy: make less pure by mixing with other things.]
8. Do not give or receive communication unless you yourself desire it.
9. Your self-determinism and your honor are more important than your immediate life.
10. Your integrity to yourself is more important than your body.
11. Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today and you make your tomorrow.
12. Never fear to hurt another in a just cause.
13. Don’t desire to be liked or admired.
14. Be your own adviser, keep your own counsel and select your own decisions.
15. Be true to your own goals.

The Factors (a partial list, from pp237-241) as of 23 April 1953.

The Factors is one of several attempts that LRH made to lay out for us a kind of spiritual physics, or the underlying scientific principles of life. They take up four pages, so I will only give bits of them here, to give you an idea of what they encompass. This could be considered a kind of esoteric knowledge. But it was Hubbard’s intent to simply provide an intellectual framework which would help his students understand how his auditing processes work. If you find this interesting, see if you can locate a copy of Scientology 8-8008 so you can have the full text. You may be able to find one in a public or school library.

Perhaps you will feel inspired to create illustrations for some of these points. If you do, I would be very interested in what you come up with. I thought of trying this here. But LRH provided no such illustrations, so perhaps he wanted each of us to create our own pictures.

1) Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect.

3) The first action of beingness is to assume a viewpoint. 4) The second action of beingness is to extend from the viewpoint, points to view, which are dimension points.

5) Thus there is space created, for the definition of space is: viewpoint of dimension.

8) And thus there is LIGHT. 9) And thus there is energy. 10) And thus there is life.

18) It is the opinions of the viewpoints that some of these forms should endure. Thus there is survival. 19) And the viewpoint can never perish; but the form can perish.

21) …TIME.

25) …death.

30) And above these things there might be speculation only. And below these things there is the playing of the game. But these things which are written here Man can experience and know. 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 use them to make individuals and organizations more able and so give Earth a culture of which Earth could be proud.


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