In studying these lectures, be very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand.
The only reason a person gives up a study or becomes confused or unable to learn is because he or she has gone past a word that was not understood.
The confusion or inability to grasp or learn conies AFTER a word that the person did not have defined and understood.
Have you ever had the experience of coming to the end of a page and realizing you didn't know what you had read? Well, somewhere earlier on that page you went past a word that you had no definition for or an incorrect definition for.
Here's an example. "It was found that when the crepuscule arrived the children were quieter and when it was not present, they were much livelier." You see what happens. You think you don't understand the whole idea, but the inability to understand came entirely from the one word you could not define, crepuscule, which means twilight or darkness.
It may not only be the new and unusual words that you will have to look up. Some commonly used words can often be misdefined and so cause confusion.
This datum about not going past an undefined word is the most important fact in the whole subject of study. Every subject you have taken up and abandoned had its words which you failed to get defined.
Therefore, in studying these lectures be very, very certain you never go past a word you do not fully understand. If the material becomes confusing or you can't seem to grasp it, there will be a word just earlier that you have not understood. Don't go any further, but go back to BEFORE you got into trouble, find the misunderstood word and get it defined.
As an aid to the reader, words most likely to be misunderstood have been defined in the glossary included in this volume. Words often have several meanings. The definitions used in this glossary only give the meaning that the word has as it is used in the lecture. This glossary is not meant to take the place of standard language or Scientology dictionaries, which should be referred to for any words that do not appear in the glossary.
The year of the Clear—1958. Though LRH had been making Clears since before 1950, other auditors using the same technology had been making people better, but only rarely making them Clear. Ron's self-imposed task was to provide a streamlined and codified technology that any auditor could use to make Clears rapidly and consistently. As he wrote, "First I had to find out what I was doing. Then I had to find language to describe it. Then it was necessary to develop a discipline which could do it." That discipline, known as Clear Procedure, was taught to the thirty-five students of the 19th Advanced Clinical Course, delivered in Washington, DC, during January and February 1958.
First announced at the Ability Congress held at the end of 1957 just prior to the opening of the 19th ACC, Ron's breakthrough made the dream of Clear a concrete reality for Scientologists everywhere. The 19th ACC was unique in that the attendees of this six-week course not only learned the technology of clearing, but actually cleared each other. After devoting the first two weeks of the course to polishing basic auditing skills, students listened to daily lectures by Ron on the technology of clearing. Additionally, Ron augmented their understanding of and ability to apply the technology they were learning by providing informal question-and-answer periods after each lecture. But just as important, the students co-audited. During the last four weeks of the course, half of the class audited the other half each week, thus every student ended up delivering and receiving more than seventy hours of auditing.
The result? By the end of the ACC, fifteen of the thirty-five attendees were Clear, and the rest were well on their way. News of the success of this ACC prompted record enrollments for the 20th ACC, with more than a hundred people signed up over six months in advance.
With the bridge to Clear secured so that it could be walked by all, Ron was able to advance his research toward the accomplishment of an even higher state—that of Operating Thetan. Revealed in the lectures of this series are fundamental discoveries about the highest aberration of a thetan, the mechanism which forms the primary barrier between a person and the state of OT, and what happens when a person denies himself and his own causation. The rules and the pitfalls of the game are spelled out, and Ron provides the formula for winning it, causatively and with confidence.
As Ron wrote of this series, "You could say that we've been marking time as an organization waiting for this day. The day has arrived. We need mark time no longer. In the teeth of a worsening world, we've made it, no matter what happens on Earth."
Originally recorded on equipment long since obsolete, these lectures have been reproduced on cassette using state-of-the-art Clearsound technology to provide you with the highest possible sound quality.
We are honored to present the milestone lectures of the 19th Advanced Clinical Course—Restoration of Knowing Cause: Clear to OT.
— The Editors
7 February 1958
Help—How to Get Started 1
Help—How to Get Started: Question and Answer Period15
Conduct of Clear27
Conduct of Clear: Question and Answer Period41
The Key Processes of Clearing49
The Key Processes of Clearing: Question and Answer Period63
Havingness, Anaten, Flows in Relation to Clearing75
Havingness, Anaten, Flows in Relation to Clearing:
Question and Answer Period89
Other Processes, the Help Button99
Other Processes, the Help Button: Question and Answer Period 113
Responsibility for Mock-Ups125
Responsibility for Mock-ups:
Question and Answer Period139
Scientology: Clear Procedure, Issue One153
About the Author179
Books and Tapes by L. Ron Hubbard207
Address List of Scientology Churches and Organizations 226
STUDENT USE OF TRANSCRIPTS
The tape transcripts in this volume serve a vital purpose for students. With a written text of the tape in hand, students can follow the tape rapidly and spot their misunderstoods.
Such transcripts do NOT supplant the tapes, as how the words were said and how preclears in auditing demonstrations actually responded are quite important.
L. Ron Hubbard
A LECTURE GIVEN ON 7 FEBRUARY 1958
Well, we've got a few things to take up here. What's the date?
February 1, 1958—AD 8.
I want to talk to you now about running a session designed to clear somebody; talk to you about the fundamentals of clearing on this February 7, 1958. It's about the tenth consecutive lecture you had on clearing. You'll notice in early lectures I talked about fields. And you ran into some randomity about fields, and I said there were more ways to clear fields than I knew how to count. And this lecture is no exception to this. We're going to take up some of these hurdles.
Now, auditors up to this time have had policing criteria as to whether or not they were getting results above and beyond the preclear's opinion and, to some degree, beyond their own opinion. And we would occasionally hear somebody with great enthusiasm saying, "I got terrific results on the preclear," and then we'd see the preclear and the preclear would be blyaaah. Well, occasionally this happened. So that you'd read—you'd turn to an APA graph, and if that hadn't changed, you'd turn it over and look at the intelligence—the IQ. And if that hadn't changed, why, then you would consider that somebody around was not observing.
In other words, this is about the criteria in order of importance. You ask the auditor, and you generally take his word as tops on the thing, and other evidence is simply corroborative to the auditor's word on the matter because he's the observer. And if he hasn't got any positive attitude about it, or if he is wildly enthusiastic and then the preclear, when interviewed, seems to be nyaaah, we ask the preclear how he's getting along. And the preclear says, well, he doesn't know. Why, then we look at the APA graph, and if that hasn't changed, then we turn it over and look at intelligence, and if that hasn't changed, boy, we know we have laid an egg. It's in about that order of importance. If an APA has not changed, I generally turn it over and find out if he got a ten-, twenty-point jump of IQ. If he did, fine. Successful intensive as far as that goes.
But today we have a much sharper criteria than all this. You have a definite end product in Operating Thetan and you have a way-stop on the matter of Clear. That is just a way-stop in the direction of Operating Thetan. But it is such a positive area and it is so easily defined that you're actually
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going in a particular direction. If you audit somebody for five weeks and he's not Clear, why, you'd better come back and take another ACC. That's about the way it is.
Now, what horrifying errors have occurred in auditing people? What fantastic,blunders have happened at this stage of the game? What incidents have taken place that made the Instructors go into a closet and beat their head quietly against the wall?
Well, the funny part of it is, although they've looked at quite a few things, they have not looked at this one with the intensity they should, nor have you ever looked at this one with the intensity you should.
If a case does not progress, it has not been started. Sounds funny. I mean, it's one of these horrible things. You say, "If a railroad train leaving Omaha does not get to Kansas City and can't be found along the track anyplace, obviously it has not left Omaha."
Now, this is in no wise a chastisement, since you're here to learn, not to be brutalized. So I'll brutalize you a little bit.
What does a preclear look like and act like if he is in-session? And that's a burning question, and one that you had certainly better answer to your own satisfaction. Because your criteria of this is no more than your own observation; it's nobody else's observation. It's not even the preclear's.
Preclear could be in super, colossal, exclamation-point propitiation. He doesn't even have to bring you diamond wristwatches every morning before the session for you to notice this. Obsessive agreement is probably the main thing you notice about propitiation.
You say, "How are you doing this morning?"
"Is it raining out?"
"Did you sleep with sputnik all night?"
"Yes, yes . . . Uh, what did you say?"
Propitiation: He's getting along fine, he feels much better—heh, heh, heh, heh, heh. Like hell he does! Propitiation is what you've run into, not a session. All he's saying is, "Please don't kill me." What's this got to do with auditing?
If when you get upstairs to making him mock things up and keep them from going away, and you find this guy has a field, I'm afraid you can assume only one thing, that the train never left Omaha.
Isn't this an awful thing—here I am talking to some of you people, you've still got a little field left. Now, I'm—give this lecture at the risk of invalidating the living daylights out of you.
It's almost impossible to keep Scientology from doing something. And the preclear in this case is not trying to keep Scientology from doing something, the preclear is simply too out-of-session to run. Now that's not the preclear's fault.
The person has just had hell raised with every quarter of his life in the last few years; he's just appetite over tin cup one way or the other; got so many present time problems at the moment that he couldn't possibly sit still even if he were outside somewhere. Now, you're asking him to sit still and concentrate on auditing. Well, he's just—he's not going to answer up, he's not going to do these things. He's going to give some shadow of it, or he's going to try to do it much faster, or he's going to try to improve it, to be quick about it. Do you understand? Or he's going to be so straining at it that he never has a
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chance to notice if anything is happening or not. He's a fellow who has to run so fast that he stands still. Or he's a fellow that doesn't even dare run. In other words, you've got a scattered dispersal.
When you get this Dispersed, Nervous point on a graph, that's what you're looking at. That's why the point never rises till he finds an auditor— which is the same thing as saying "till he gets into session." And if that point never moves, he never gets into session.
Now, your basic training is in the direction of handling people and handling acknowledgments. But there's one point that is never stressed, which probably should be stressed. But I don't know how else you'd stress it than simply to tell you, "For god's sakes, look!" And that's placing a person in the auditing chair.
Now, this could be quite a drill. The only trouble is, you walk outside and take the person and bring him in and sit him in the auditing chair. Well, that's only a physical manifestation. You'd have to go outside again—with a lot of preclears, the preclears that have trouble—and pick up his mind and carry it in and put it in the auditing chair. And then you'd have to walk outside again and pick him up as a thetan, and bring him in and put him in the auditing chair. And if he could be that much assembled at any one place at any one time, he'd probably be Clear anyhow.
So we must assume that if your basic processes which put him under control did not come out at the end of the line of the Control series and Connectedness with a preclear with no field and able to mock things up, we must assume that he never left Omaha. Do you get the idea? We must assume that he was never originally in-session. And we have to go right straight back to scratch.
He either had a whopping big PT problem which was telling him every moment from out there in the real, live mest universe, every moment saying, "Son, you'd better get on your way, they're going to do for you before noon. If you're not at the barricades, the jig is up." "Do not send to find for whom the bell tolls, you've had it, son." And this PT problem is whispering these unsweet nothingnesses in his ear in such a concatenation that every time he—you say, "All right, now . . ." (well, let's say we really got basic on this—we think we got basic), every time we said, "You make that body sit in that chair," or something like this.
By the way, we had to run this for ten hours on a preclear in the HGC not very long ago, right in midflight, because the pc was so nervous and scratching and jumping around that he couldn't hold the E-Meter cans. In other words, body was so out of control it was flying into flinders every couple of minutes, you know? The auditor for about the first five, six hours of the session hadn't gotten a read yet. And he came around and said, "Gee, Christ, what I do now?"
And I said, "Well, you'd better get him so he can sit a body in the chair, and then maybe you'll have it. Maybe you'll have it." This was just in the interest of being able to get an E-Meter read on. You couldn't even tell if he had a PT problem. You get the idea? Well, it took about ten hours, and he managed to finally sit the body in the chair.
And by the way, much to the chagrin of the HGC, the same preclear who caused so much trouble in the HGC is today Clear in the Academy—or nearly so. Somebody in the Academy must have started the session. Might have been by accident, but a session got started.
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Now believe me, an individual has got enough trouble in his mind without splitting his and your attention on a lot of other things first. In other words, the four dynamics—the thetan, the mind, the body and the physical universe—are just too many opponents. Note this: that's just too many, even for an auditor and a preclear. It takes an auditor and a preclear, usually, just to hold down a body and a mind. Preclear all by himself may sometimes hold down the body, may sometimes hold down the mind but seldom both, much less the physical universe. He just sits back and says, "Well, it just goes on and on and on. Automaticity after automaticity. And there's nothing I can do about it anyway—and that's why I'm running for president." Anyhow! The spot from which he can do the least about it.
Now, here's an individual in an auditing chair and here's an auditor, and the physical universe is on total automatic. Well, it is anyhow. But if the preclear's attention is on the fact thoroughly because of something that's happening in it—not via his mind, see—if something directly is happening in the physical universe, it's not yet recorded in his mind, so you have to handle that by telepathy or something. That's right. And you run Problem of Comparable Magnitude or What Part of That Problem Could You Be Responsible For or Invent Something Worse Than That Problem. In other words, you dish this thing, you get rid of it. Well, I'm not—this isn't handled via the mind. It's probably the thetan to the physical universe directly in some fashion. And something over here in the physical universe usually gets handled.
Well, we had never cleared a present time problem—the guy was going to be arrested—and then have the cops swoop in. We've had cops about to swoop in on the preclear, run a PT problem of cops, and the cops didn't arrive and somebody lost the ticket. See? We've had this sort of thing happening. You understand what I mean? In other words, there's some necromancy or live-romancy, I don't know quite which, by which we can actually short-circuit the mind and the body. See, we can actually short-circuit those two universes, and we run a PT problem when the physical universe is being demandingly automatic to the preclear. In other words, there's things going on which he feels he cannot control and which he must attend to at the moment—that's the definition of a present time problem. All right.
We take care of that: Problem of Comparable Magnitude, something of the sort. Well, oddly enough, it's a sufficiently powerful process, even though it doesn't result in a Clear. It, by the way, goes up just a certain direction. You might be interested to know where that Problem of Comparable Magnitude goes to—if you don't know already. It goes up a sufficient distance and it produces quite ordinarily and routinely in any preclear somewhere along the line—just a problem of comparable magnitude to anything—it'll produce the cognition that he's making up all the problems so that he'll have something to do. You possibly have had that happen to people. And he'll go Clear for anywhere from two minutes to forty-eight hours, and then it all caves in again. That's because you've made a physical universe Clear in some fashion, some weird way here, and the mind is totally automatic, and the body is still totally automatic. You must have handled just one universe. That's a crude statement of it. We'll let it pass because the lecture isn't on that subject.
But Problem of Comparable Magnitude is what you would handle a present time problem with.
Well now, you can't even run what I'm about to tell you about, the remainder of CCH 0, if a present time problem is kicking around like this;