Dianetics Axioms 121 – 135


Reference: The Dianetic Axioms


L. Ron Hubbard found that man is obeying very definite laws and rules which could be set forward in axioms. The very first and most fundamental of these is: The dynamic principle of existence is survive. That is the basic axiom of Dianetics.

The original Dianetic axioms are referenced below in black.

In color are comments and proposed revisions of these axioms from the viewpoint of mindfulness. From this viewpoint the dynamic principle of this universe is “change”. Nothing survives eternally.



DN AXIOM 121: Every thought has been preceded by physical action.

The actions of a life organism are the result of signals from the mental matrix. The signals are the result of free association in mental matrix of  perceptions being received. Perceptions are the result of the interaction of attention with the environment. Putting attention on the environment is part of action. We do know that the life organism is evolving while bringing order to its environment.

DN AXIOM 121 (Proposed): Thought and actions flow together to bring order and evolution.


DN AXIOM 122: The mind does with thought as it has done with entities in the physical universe.

The environment consists of random efforts. These random efforts are perceived by the life organisms. The mental matrix assimilates these perceptions bringing alignment to them through free association. The resulting signals are converted by the body into actions that align the efforts in the environment. The whole cycle aligns the random efforts in the environment.

DN AXIOM 122 (Proposed): The life organism aligns efforts in the environment the same way that the mind aligns thoughts.


DN AXIOM 123: All effort concerned with pain is concerned with loss.
Organisms hold pain and engrams to them as a latent effort to prevent loss of some portion of the organism.
All loss is a loss of motion.

The common denominator between pain and loss is the large amount of misalignment that are preventing the perceptions from being assimilated in the mental matrix. The misalignment and the resulting pain and loss stay in place until resolved. Therefore, the organism is simply facing difficulty in resolving the misalignment; it is not holding on to the pain and engrams.

DN AXIOM 123 (Proposed): All effort concerned with pain and loss is concerned with assimilating misaligned perceptions.


DN AXIOM 124: The amount of counter-effort the organism can overcome is proportional to the THETA endowment of the organism, modified by the physique of that organism.

The organism overcomes efforts counter to its own efforts by bringing alignments among them. The success of this depends on the past experience in that area, the existing alignment within the mental matrix, and the coordination between the mind and the body.

DN AXIOM 124 (Proposed): The amount of counter-effort the organism can overcome is proportional to the assimilation of its experience and functioning of the body.


DN AXIOM 125: Excessive counter-effort to the effort of a life organism produces unconsciousness.

COROLLARY: Unconsciousness gives the suppression of an organism’s control center by counter-effort.

DEFINITION: The control center of the organism can be defined as the contact point between THETA and the physical universe and is that center which is aware of being aware and which has charge of and responsibility for the organism along all its dynamics.

The perceptions of excessive counter-effort cannot be assimilated upon arriving at the mental matrix because the misalignment is too great. Therefore, those perceptions are not available to the mental matrix. This results in lack of consciousness of what is taking place. If this continues, the person may go into a dreamlike state.

DN AXIOM 125 (Proposed): Excessive counter-effort to the effort of a life organism produces unconsciousness because the perceptions of excessive counter-effort cannot be immediately assimilated in the mental matrix.


DN AXIOM 126: Perceptions are always received in the control center of an organism whether the control center is in control of the organism at the time or not.
This is an explanation for the assumption of valences.

The awareness of the organism lies in the assimilated condition of the mental matrix that interfaces with the body circuits. When the perception of excessive counter-efforts cannot be assimilated, they form their own “alt-mental matrix” and develop their own separate interface with the body circuits. The alt-mental matrix serves as alternate awareness of a valence (alternate personality).

DN AXIOM 126 (Proposed): Misaligned perceptions from excessive counter-efforts may generate an alternate awareness with its own control center. 


DN AXIOM 127: All perceptions reaching the organism’s sense channels are recorded and stored by THETA FACSIMILE.

DEFINITION: Perception is the process of recording data from the physical universe and storing it as a THETA FACSIMILE.

DEFINITION: Recall is the process of regaining perceptions.

Perception is the process of capturing data from the environment through the sense channels. All perceptions reaching the organism’s sense channels are forwarded to the mental matrix for assimilation. Upon assimilation the perceptions become part of one’s awareness. Those perceptions that are not assimilated remain in their raw recorded form and one is not aware of them. Assimilated perceptions can easily be reconstructed in the mental matrix upon recall. The unassimilated perceptions influence the organism causing aberrations, and they cannot be recalled easily.

DN AXIOM 127 (Proposed): Data from environment is converted into perceptions by the sense channels, which is then assimilated in the mental matrix. Assimilated perceptions are regained through reconstruction upon recall.


DN AXIOM 128: Any organism can recall everything which it has perceived.

DN AXIOM 128 (Proposed): Assimilated perceptions can easily be reconstructed and regained upon recall.


DN AXIOM 129: An organism displaced by plus or minus randomity is thereafter remote from the perception recording center.

Increased remoteness brings about occlusions of perceptions. One can perceive things in present time and then, because they are being recorded after they passed THETA perception of the awareness unit, they are recorded but cannot be recalled.

The perceptions are recorded by the sense channels but the organism is not aware of them until they are assimilated in the mental matrix. Perceptions containing plus and minus randomity are difficult to assimilate, and therefore they become “occluded.” Such unassimilated perceptions cannot be recalled.

DN AXIOM 129 (Proposed): Unassimilated perceptions become “occluded,” and they are difficult to recall.


DN AXIOM 130: THETA FACSIMILES of counter-effort are all that interpose between the control center and its recalls.

DN AXIOM 130 (Proposed): Lack of assimilation is all that interposes between the perceptions of counter-efforts and their recall.


DN AXIOM 131: Any counter-effort received into a control center is always accompanied by all perceptics.

The force of impact which gives the pc an engram is a counter-effort. The perceptics are the sense messages that arrive at the mental matrix from the sense organs but they are difficult to assimilate.


DN AXIOM 132: The random counter-efforts to an organism and the intermingled perceptions in the randomity can re-exert that force upon an organism when restimulated.

DEFINITION: Restimulation is the reactivation of a past counter-effort by appearance in the organism’s environment of a similarity toward the content of the past randomity area.

The engram of random counter-efforts stays in a holding area when it cannot be assimilated in the mental matrix. Similar perceptics when they arrive from the environment and get assimilated, may form a bridge to the engram. That allows the counter-efforts of the engram to enter the mental matrix and impinge on the organism. This mechanism is called restimulation.


DN AXIOM 133: Self-determinism alone brings about the mechanism of restimulation.

Self-determinism is the function of the mental matrix. Restimulation occurs because perceptics similar to the counter-effort are active in the mental matrix. The unassimilated counter-efforts simply ride on them and appear to be coming from the perceptics within the mental matrix.


DN AXIOM 134: A reactivated area of the past randomity impinges the effort and the perceptions upon the organism.

Counter-effort reactivated by the presence of similar activated content in the mental matrix then impinges upon the organism


DN AXIOM 135: Activation of a randomity area is accomplished first by the perceptions, then by the pain, finally by the effort.

The perceptions are those from the environment and not from the engram, but then pain is from the reactivation of the counter-efforts in the engram. These counter-efforts also modify the effort of the organism.


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