SCN 8-8008: The Six Levels of Processing—Issue 5

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 54 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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The Six Levels of Processing

Issue 5

November 1955

NOTE: Issue Five of the Six Levels of Processing is not the final issue of this operating procedure and is subject to change. especially in the matter of command wording. However, the processes here reproduced have been evolved into a workable state and have been run with success with the commands given. Issue 5 of SLP is released at this time because it is better material, not because it is the final form of SLP.

With SLP is introduced a method of auditing and a new auditing atmosphere which articulates the attitudes best calculated to maintain continuing stable gains in a case. The auditing atmosphere is A-R-C with gain marked by continuing rises in A-R-C. With SLP a somatic or boil-off means reduced A-R-C and are indications of auditing breaks in A.R.C. With SLP comes the COMMUNICATION BRIDGE, restarting sessions, maintenance of high Reality, and liberal use of processing outside an auditing room.

All assist type processes are outside SLP except for the present time problem.

The emphasis of SLP is on bettering the preclear’s reality and power of choice.

Earlier auditing approach seems to be very controlling, which was then relaxed in this issue.

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Level One

RUDIMENTS

These must be established at the beginning of every session. They must be re-established each time the preclear tends to go out of session:

  • Find the auditor
  • Find the preclear
  • Find the session environment
  • Establish that a session is in progress
  • Accept any communication the preclear originates
  • Acknowledge every command execution by the preclear
  • Agree upon the process and the command form before using and do not confuse it
  • Use two-way communication liberally
  • Follow the Auditor’s Code
  • Deal with the present time problem which may be present at the beginning or arise during or re-occur during a session
  • Use a Communication Bridge at every process or area change
  • Establish goals by two-way communication and the command “Assign an intention to ________” (auditor indicating object)
  • Run opening procedure of 8-C as given in The Creation of Human Ability until the preclear is certainly obeying the auditing commands and is under control.

At the first level we examine the rudiments that make an auditing session work. The auditor cannot just force the session on a person. The person must feel comfortable being in the session. He should be properly oriented to what is going to be done. His originations should not be ignored. His cooperation must be acknowledged and encouraged. Nothing should be taken for granted.

The auditing procedure should not be run in a rote manner, instead understanding should be kept up throughout the session. If the person has anything bothering him, it should be handled right at the beginning of the session. Auditor must understand what the person wants to handle in the long-term and the goals of the session must be set up accordingly. He must also ensure during the session that the person is mentally doing what he is supposed to do.

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Level Two

LOCATIONAL AND NOT-KNOW PROCESSES

Run in populated places, ambulant.

(a) Energy Sources:

Have preclear spot acceptable energy sources. Do not permit him to spot statics unless he is ready for it. Run until preclear can empower terminals. Commands: “Spot an acceptable energy source.”

(b) Spotting Objects:

Have preclear spot objects in a place with ample space and objects. Commands: “Spot an object.”

(c) Spotting people:

Have preclear spot people in populated places. Command: “Spot a person.”

(d) Separateness from Objects:

Have preclear spot objects he is separate from, then objects separate from him. Commands: “Locate an object from which you are separate.” “Locate an object which is separate from you.”

(e) Separateness from People:

Have preclear spot people he is separate from, then have him spot people separate from him. Commands: “Locate a person from whom you are separate.” “Locate a person who is separate from you.”

(f) Waterloo Station:

Have preclear spot people about whom he can Not-Know something and then have him spot people he is willing to have Not-Know things about him. (Auditor selects persons.) Commands: “Tell me something you wouldn’t mind not-knowing about that person.” “Tell me something you wouldn’t mind that person not-knowing about you.”

At the second level of auditing the auditor helps the person spot things that have some kind of capability. The person may then realize that he has capabilities too. He then practices seeing things as they are by differentiating them from one other. He does so with objects as well as with people. This may help him recognize the uniqueness of his own frame of reference as an individual. The “not-know” process then helps the person recognize some of his preconceptions about things and people.

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Level Three

DECISIONAL PROCESSING

Run in quiet places or auditing rooms.

(a) Think a Placed Thought:

The object is to train the preclear to think thoughts exterior to his head and thetan bank to obviate the “cave-in phenomena of Axiom 51.” Commands: (auditor indicating object or position) “Think a thought in (on) that ______.” Alternate command: “Do you see that (object)? Think a thought in (on) it. Did the thought appear where it is?”

(b) Choice Rehabilitation:

Using the ability acquired in Level Three (a) have the preclear make choices between two objects indicated by auditor. Command: “From (indicated point) make a choice between (indicated positions or objects).”

(c) Directed Decision Rehabilitation:

Using the ability acquired in (a) and (b) exercise the preclear on decisions. Command: “Putting the decision on (in) that (indicated object) make a decision about it.”

(d) Permissive Decision Rehabilitation:

Using the abilities acquired in (a), (b) and (c) turn preclear loose on decisions. Decisions must be outside head and bank. Command: “Decide something.”

At the third level of auditing the auditor uses appropriate processes to help the person learn to assess things objectively. Thoughts do not have to be inside the head or emanating from the head. They can exist out there on their own. It could be the intention or purpose associated with an object. Thus, the person can differentiate between two objects by the thoughts associated with them and make choices and decision about them that are completely objective.

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Level Four

OPENING PROCEDURE BY DUPLICATION (Not-Know Version)

Done in an auditing room with a book and a bottle.

Commands:

“Do you see that book?”
“Walk over to it.”
“Pick it up.”
“Not-know something about its colour.”
“Not-know something about its temperature.”
“Not-know something about its weight.”
“Put it in exactly the same place.”
“Do you see that bottle?”
“Walk over to it.”
“Pick it up.”
“Not know something about its colour.”
“Not know something about its temperature.”
“Not know something about its weight.”
“Put it in exactly the same place.”
“Do you see that book?”

At the fourth level of auditing you (as auditor) use the appropriate process to train yourself (as preclear) more intensively into viewing properties of things objectively. You learn to have your attention fully out there observing things for what they are without preconceptions.

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Level Five

REMEDY OF COMMUNICATION SCARCITY

The object of this step is to restore abundance on any and all communication possibilities. Done in an auditing room.

(a) Create confusion:

Commands: “Mock up a confusion.” Alternate command: “What confusion could you create?”

(b) Creating Terminals:

The preclear may have to be coached into mocking up unknown confused black terminals and thus into good terminal mock ups. Commands: “Mock up a communication terminal.” “Mock up another communication terminal.”

(c) What wouldn’t you mind communicating with:

Duplicate the auditing command exactly. Don’t red-herring (go chasing after facsimiles). Command: “What wouldn’t you mind communicating with?”

(d) Creating family terminals:

Have preclear mock up until he has abundance of any and all persons he has ever used as anchor points. Commands: “Mock up your (father, wife, mother, husband).” “Mock him (her) up again.”

At level five you handle the scarcity of communication. Such scarcity occurs when there are no terminals. The terminals one had have either disappeared or lost in confusion. First understand confusion, by actually mocking it up (visualizing it) as many times as needed. Then start mocking up communication terminals no matter how vague they are or how much confusion is associated with them. To find a terminal ask yourself, “What would I not mind communicating with?” Then visualize terminals (family members etc.) in abundance whom you have depended upon.

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Level Six

REMEDY OF HAVINGNESS AND SPOTTING SPOTS IN SPACE

Route One

An exteriorized step done as given in the Creation of Human Ability.

[The following processes are excerpted from The Creation of Human Ability]

R1- 4: BE THREE FEET BACK OF YOUR HEAD

With this process one overcomes the fixation on the body.

R1- 5: WHATEVER THE PRECLEAR HAPPENS TO BE LOOKING AT (DO NOT DIRECT HIS ATTENTION TO ANYTHING) HAVE HIM COPY IT ONE AT A TIME, MANY, MANY TIMES. THEN HAVE, HIM LOCATE A NOTHINGNESS AND COPY IT MANY, MANY TIMES

Generally, a person has his attention on what is bothering him. So, it needs to be handled. As he copies it, he confronts it more. It becomes more real to him. It comes completely into focus when it is contrasted against nothing. Understanding dawns and he resolves it.

R1- 6: HAVE PRECLEAR HOLD THE TWO UPPER BACK ANCHOR POINTS OF THE ROOM FOR AT LEAST TWO MINUTES BY THE CLOCK

This helps take the fixed attention off the body.

R1- 7: HAVE PRECLEAR LET GO AND FIND MANY PLACES WHERE HE IS NOT. (REPEAT THE COPYING: BACK ANCHOR POINTS AND WHERE HE IS NOT, ONE AFTER THE OTHER, MANY TIMES)

This also helps unfix the attention away from the body.

R1- 8: HAVE PRECLEAR DISCOVER MANY THINGS, ONE AFTER ANOTHER, WHICH HE CONSIDERS SAFE TO LOOK AT

This helps stabilize the attention away from the body.

R1- 9: GRAND TOUR

Now that the person’s attention is relatively freed up from the body, he is encouraged to put on all over the universe on a gradient.

R1- 10: HAVE PRECLEAR DISCOVER THINGS HE WOULDN’T MIND OCCUPYING THE SAME SPACE WITH HIM

This helps the person realize about things he has been avoiding. He now obtains a new perspective on them.

R1- 11: HAVE PRECLEAR BE PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS IN HAVINGNESS

Consciously creating problems to solve gives the person new perspective on his problems.

R1- 12: HAVE PRECLEAR MOCK UP GENERATORS, POWER PLANTS AND SUNS TO GIVE HIM ENERGY, ON THAT GRADIENT SCALE, UNTIL HE IS TOTALLY CONVINCED THAT HE DOES NOT HAVE TO RECEIVE ENERGY FROM AN OUTSIDE SOURCE. (A COMPLETE REMEDY OF HAVINGNESS)

This helps a person realize that he can generate his own energy.

R1- 13: HAVE PRECLEAR ADJUST GENETIC ENTITY ANCHOR POINTS

Genetic entity is the “beingness” that has evolved with the material body. The person does this through visualization of genetic entity as an electronic structure.

R1- 14: HAVE PRECLEAR CREATE AND DESTROY VARIOUS KINDS OF THETAN MACHINES

These are various systems of thinking that a person is encouraged to create and destroy.

R1- 15: REPAIR PRECLEAR’S ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE BY HAVING HIM COPY MANY SCENES IN THE PHYSICAL UNIVERSE

Again, the person is visualizing these scenes at different places in the universe.

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FINAL COMMENTS

Hubbard is working out a sequence of steps that require different levels of spotting what is actually there and objectively assessing the scene. This is accompanied by visualizing from one’s experiences to correct inconsistencies present.

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