SCN 8-8008: Facsimiles

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 16 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

The heading below is linked to the original materials.

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Facsimiles

The best description of facsimiles is to be found in Electro psychometric Auditing. A facsimile is an energy picture which can be reviewed again.

Usually all perceptions break down into perceptual elements and get assimilated into the mental matrix. Upon recall a memory is recreated from perceptual elements in real time. Such recalls have no charge (tension).

Facsimiles are perceptions that do not get assimilated into the mental matrix because of their charge. They are hooked into the mental matrix as unassimilated nodes. When recalled facsimiles appear as the original pattern of charged experience.

Facsimiles can disperse or flow when addressed by new energy, either exterior to the thetan or from the thetan. Thus the environment can set a facsimile into action or the thetan can set it into action. Homo sapiens is most normally controlled by directing energy at his facsimiles and setting them into action so as to cause him to dramatize facsimiles and training patterns.

The facsimile contains a “one-time logic” fixed in place because of its charge. The “facsimile logic” over-rides the normal logic of the mental matrix when similar circumstances are perceived. This “logic” plays itself out like a recording.

Facsimiles are normally found to be fixed in large number upon ridges.

A facsimile contains more than fifty easily identified perceptions. It also contains emotion and thought.

There are many methods of processing facsimiles.

The charged experience of a facsimile is generally rooted in deeper experiences that are structured around certain efforts, emotions and thoughts.

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From the reference: Electro psychometric Auditing

CHAPTER II: THEORY OF OPERATION

The first thing one should know to understand and operate an E-meter (as Electropsychometers are called by auditors), is the concept of a “Facsimile”.

In Dianetics it is conceived that a memory is a combination of motionlessness, its base material, and motion, the material of which the material universe is built.

This motionlessness is a “static”, a “material” which has neither wave length, space nor time. This static is capable of holding the impression of motion, wave length, space and time.

The entire physical universe is composed of motion. From atoms to mountains, one has only vibrations which, having a pattern in space and time, behave to form gases, fluids and solids. One could say that the physical universe itself was a series of motions, yet in motion, held on a background of motionlessness.

This is a universe of phenomena that may be referenced from a point of no phenomenon (static). The facsimile is a phenomenon of this universe. It is subject to both material and spiritual laws.

Consider a lake. Here the smooth surface mirrors, apparently in three dimensions, the trees and hills, flying birds, even the face of the spectator. Consider the surface the “theta” or thought, the picture in it the motion, Here is a good example of a “facsimile”.

The physical phenomena mirror in the mind as perceptions. These perceptions are stored as a matrix of perceptual elements. The associations of perceptual elements then appear as the mental perceptions of thoughts, memories and imagination.

A human being acts or perceives action in the physical universe. This action is more or less permanently engraved on his “theta”. He has made and stored a FACSIMILE of the physical universe.

Throughout his lifetimes, an individual is perceiving and “storing” facsimiles. Anything he has ever seen or felt or heard or done is stored somewhere and somehow in his “mind”.

Usually all perceptions break down into perceptual elements and get assimilated into the mental matrix. Upon recall a memory is recreated from perceptual elements in real time. Such recalls have no charge (tension).

A facsimile has a double action. It receives and it impresses. Anything which has been perceived and made into a facsimile can be activated and impressed again on the physical universe. One receives motion, one activates a facsimile and impresses motion on his environment. His body is part of his environment. He has perceived what has happened to and what he has done with and to his body. Every action is stored as a facsimile. Now, to accomplish action again he is able to take these stored facsimiles and use them to produce similar circumstances, actions and conditions.

Facsimiles are perceptions that do not get assimilated into the mental matrix because of their charge. They are hooked into the mental matrix as unassimilated nodes. When recalled facsimiles appear as the original (literal) pattern of charged experience.

Those thoughts which contain considerable thought, emotion or effort, including pain, can be called into action once more. When these facsimiles come into action again, they have the power of creating their identical circumstances on the body.

Facsimiles consist of thoughts condensed into emotions and efforts.

Further, any “heavy” facsimile (one containing considerable thought, emotion, effort or pain) can be called into action on the body by another person. Suggest to a person how tired he looks and a “tiredness facsimile” will come into action and he will FEEL TIRED. An old memory of being tired activates at the suggestion of the other person and then an individual feels the primary characteristic of the facsimile—tiredness.

As long as facsimiles are there they can be activated.

A facsimile contains a recording of each perception of which the body is capable, and these number well over half a hundred. Everything and anything which can be formed of motion is included, as an impression, in a facsimile. Weight, light, sound waves, heat, electrical fields and impulses, pressure, the quality of surfaces, all these and many more have their exact duplicates in memory. And when a memory containing anyone of them is brought into “restimulation”, which is to say, recalled into present time, that factor of the facsimile is capable of re-impressing itself upon the physical universe. Memory, you might say, holds physical universe factors in trust and places them again into action on command.

When a facsimile is restimulated the person is reliving the old experience.

A facsimile has, as its primary parts, (made out of the motion of the physical universe) thought, emotion and effort. The pattern of the attention units in the facsimile determine the emotion in part, wave length determines it.

Pain is an attention unit pattern of intense confusion. When a facsimile contains pain, the facsimile is “heavier”, which is to say, contains more compact motion, than other facsimiles. Similarly, a facsimile containing heavy emotion is “heavier” than other facsimiles. A facsimile which contains heavier effort is again more dense than other facsimiles.

Thus, the difference amongst facsimiles. One is dense and confused, another is light and containing even, flowing waves. Another is scarcely discernible, so fluffy is the perception it maintains.

Now you should understand a very important thing about facsimiles. Facsimiles themselves have no weight or wave length, space or time. They have “pictures”, if in full color and motion and depth, of motion in space and time. A facsimile has no “size”. It has no geographical point of storage. It isn’t in a bin or a file or on a shelf or in a cell or connected to some neuron. This fact is adequately demonstrated by very exacting tests.

A facsimile is a raw perception waiting to be assimilated.

However, a facsimile has this ability: it can cause a reaction in the material universe by imposing itself again upon the physical universe.

If you want to test this, now or later when you will be working with your E-meter, place the electrodes in the hands of a person. Then pinch that person. You will see the needle of the E-meter duck. Now tell the person to go back to the moment you pinched him and “feel the pinch again”. He will do so and you will see that the needle ducks just as it did when you first pinched him. In other words, you made a facsimile containing pain when you pinched him. Now you command the facsimile to come back. You see it read again on the meter just as it did when you pinched him. If you make him go through the pinch several times you will find the needle action grows less and less. This, in essence, is a primary principle in Dianetics: that facsimiles exist. It is a prime factor in Dianetic processing that facsimiles can be reduced in intensity.

Facsimiles reduce in intensity as they are experienced again and again.

The entire test of any theory is its workability. And you will find that this theory works, and works so well that it should be called a law. For people become physically and mentally better by using the laws of Dianetics, and there is no other theory or law known on Earth which makes them better.

A facsimile is a “picture” of motion. When the picture comes again into play, it produces motion. When it is not in play, it is not producing motion.

The relative thought, emotion and effort of a facsimile, then, produces, when the facsimile is called into present time, relative thought, emotion and effort on the body and even in the environment.

Some action or motion happens to a person. Whether he is asleep or awake (as you E-meter will prove for you if you ask what happened during sleep or any unconsciousness) that action or motion will be recorded as a facsimile. During the moment of the recording, the body is tense or limp, emotionally charged or careless, under physical strain or without such strain. When the facsimile is recalled into presence, by being attracted by some similar circumstance in the environment, it imposes again upon the body, the same conditions as when it was received—or if only lightly called, a shadow of those conditions.

The E-meter works on a very easily understood principle. It measures the relative density of the body. The relative density is changed as the facsimiles change. The E-meter then registers shifts in thought. And it registers in particular shifts in thought relating closely to the questions asked by the E-meter operator. The operator asks, the facsimiles shift under his asking. The E-meter measures the shift. Thus the mind is read.

As circuits containing facsimiles become activated in the mental matrix, their charge registers on the E-meter.

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FINAL COMMENTS

Usually all perceptions break down into perceptual elements and get assimilated into the mental matrix. Upon recall a memory is recreated from perceptual elements in real time. Such recalls have no charge (tension).

Facsimiles are raw perceptions waiting to be assimilated. They do not get assimilated because of their charge. They are hooked into the mental matrix as unassimilated nodes. When activated as part of a circuit, facsimiles appear as the original (literal) pattern of charged experience. Their charge registers on the E-meter.

The facsimile contains a “one-time logic” fixed in place because of its charge. The “facsimile logic” over-rides the normal logic of the mental matrix when similar circumstances are perceived. This “logic” plays itself out like a recording.

The charged experience of a facsimile is generally rooted in deeper experiences that are structured around certain efforts, emotions and thoughts. This charge can be bled off by bringing it into awareness.

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