SCN 8-8008: Remedy of Havingness–The Process

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 57 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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Remedy of Havingness

The Process

 “When in doubt, remedy Havingness.”

This is a motto which can well be followed by an auditor doing any process on the preclear.

But, if there is a process which one should do with any other process, then that process would be understood thoroughly, for if done incorrectly it would be likely to produce confusion into all the other processes of Dianetics and Scientology.

Therefore, in the first place, let us examine with rigor the name of this process. It is REMEDY OF HAVINGNESS. By “remedy” one means the correction of any aberrated condition. By “havingness” one means mass or objects. The process could also be called “Remedy of Unhavingness.” It could also be called “Remedy of Acceptingness.” It could also be called “Remedy of Rejectingness.”

This process could also be called, “Remedy of knowingness,” or “Remedy of viewpoint.”

To those people who are deficient in Havingness, the process is liable to mean that the auditor should increase the Havingness of the preclear. Such an auditor with the misunderstanding would have the preclear put up large masses and push them into his body or himself. The auditor would neglect having the preclear throw away objects and masses.

A person who is deficient in havingness probably has his viewpoint narrowly fixed on something.

If the auditor misunderstood the process and simply assumed that it had something to do with Havingness, and if his own Havingness were too great, he would be likely to specialize on all preclears by having the preclear throw things away.

Actually, the auditor should have the preclear push things into himself and his body and throw things away from himself and his body until the preclear can do both with equal ease. When this has been accomplished the preclear’s Havingness has been “remedied”.

The process of havingness seems to require both accepting and rejecting quantities of masses until the person can do both with equal ease. It makes one mockup large masses in areas where incomplete associations have been waiting for attention. This also helps reject associations that were forced in place.

What, then, does a Remedy of Havingness mean? It means the remedy of a preclear’s native ability to acquire things at will and reject them at will. Amongst the Havingnesses which would require remedy, would be an obsessive inflow of money, sexual objects, troubles, somatics, and difficulties in general. Whenever one of these appeared in the preclear’s environment it would have a tendency to inflow on the preclear. The reverse difficulty would be an obsessive outflow, whereby the preclear threw away or wasted anything which he had, such as money, clothes, cars, or living quarters. When the process “Remedy of Havingness” has been done thoroughly and completely, the preclear should be able to reject or accept, at his own discretion, anything in his environment as well as anything in the engram bank.

Havingness is the feeling of stability from which one operates. “At will” is not supposed to be arbitrary. A person operates under the constraint of continuity, harmony and consistency. Whatever object, relationship, condition and difficulty in general that a person has his attention fixed on, needs to be remedied. The difficulty shall have obsessive inflow or outflow. The person should be able to control such flows after the remedy of havingness.

The earliest use of this process is to be found in GITA which is to say “Give and Take Processing,” one of the early SOP’s, which became an SOP-8 “Expanded GITA.” In Issue 16-G of the Journal of Scientology we have a long list of key items. The preclear was asked to waste, accept, and desire these items at will. This was the Desire-Enforcement-Inhibit Scale, or DEl Scale. This process is the immediate ancestor of the Remedy of Havingness. Indeed, one could do far worse than to take the DEI Expanded GITA list as given in Issue 16-G, and in the form of mock-ups use it as such upon the preclear, or more modernly employ it directly on the Remedy of Havingness on these objects.

Only the items on which the attention is fixed or narrowed should be run. Attached to such items are desires, enforcements and inhibitions. Unnecessary items should not be run. As a person goes over the list of items of “Expanded GITA”, he knows which item to run. He then runs that item with unbounded free association as the context.  The process is complete when no more such items are found.

If one were to employ such a list in the Remedy of Havingness, one would, of course, have to employ gradient scales. The use of the gradient scale has never been discarded, and the concept and principle of doing things by gradient scales is inherent in auditing itself, for one starts with a process which the preclear can do, and gives him some wins, and on a gradual scale gives him larger and larger wins until he is cleared. Similarly, in remedying Havingness, the preclear must be started at the lowest end of the scale and advanced on up to the higher ends of the scale.

Application of gradient is essential in running the list of items in “Expanded GITA” as it is with all auditing.

Quantity is one of the methods of doing this. At first one can ask a preclear to mock up one of an item and shove it into his body or throw it away, and then go, finally, when he is doing that well, to two items, three, four, five, six, all the same, but a greater quantity of the item.

As above.

An even lower gradient on this scale would be to simply get the idea that something was there, and to progress on forward with the idea into the actual mass. An expert auditor working with this from the idea on through to the object would discover that he had no preclears who could not mockup.

Use the gradient of mocking up from an idea to the solid object.

He would have the preclear get the idea out in front of him of a ball, and get the idea of the ball being thrown away; get the idea of a ball up in front of him and get the idea of a ball coming in. He would then, when the preclear could do this excellently, move forward into the actual mock-up of a ball. The mock-up would get better and better as the process progressed, until at last, the preclear could mockup and throw away or push into his body, at will a ball. He would be able to see this ball, even feel its texture and its weight.

When you make up the mock-ups really solid you can learn about some new details from them.

Now, exteriorization by Remedy of Havingness is a newer process than the old Remedy of Havingness. It is accomplished by having the preclear SHOVE or PUSH things into his body. One no longer has the preclear PULL things into his body. Simply by having the preclear mock up things and shove them into his body, mock them up and throw them away, mock things up and shove them into his body, mock things up and throw them away, a preclear, who has already been run on the earlier steps of the six basic processes, will, at this stage exteriorize quite neatly after as little as fifteen or twenty minutes of the process. If he does not, then the earlier processes have been skimped and the preclear was really not ready for a full, forthright remedy of Havingness.

This step is about exteriorization (removing fixed attention on the body) through remedy of havingness process.

Even when doing Route 1, the preclear is told to push things into himself. This will rather take his flitter away for a moment, for he is there being one viewpoint, and in order to push something into himself, he has to be a second viewpoint. In view of the fact that a thetan gets into trouble by being only one viewpoint, this remedies the viewpoint scarcity of the thetan, and he pushes himself up into two viewpoints with great rapidity. Thus, we are doing duplication of the thetan at the same time that we are remedying Havingness, so one even has the thetan shove things into himself, rather than pull things into himself.

I would look at it as an enlargement of viewpoint.

In short, one never has anyone pull things into his body anymore. One has people push things into the body. One has, for instance, the preclear mock up a planet, and push it into the body; mock up a planet and throw it away; mock up a planet and push it into his body; and then one says, “Where are you pushing it from?” The preclear says: “Out here in front of the body.” The auditor simply goes on doing the process, and very shortly the preclear will, if the earlier steps have been done well—the Six Basic Processes below Remedy of Havingness—exteriorize neatly and will be ready for Route 1.

Exteriorization is essentially becoming more objective by having a frame of reference much larger than the body. The idea of “shoving” or “pushing” things into the body supports that larger frame of reference, or larger viewpoint.

One would omit, in such an instance, running Spotting Spots as such, for Change of Space Processing and Communication Processing has a great deal to do with spotting spots already.

A lot of this generalized processing has to do with straightening out the concepts of space and substance and having the viewpoint to visualize and actually observe them.

If you were to do Remedy of Havingness forthrightly and all-out, and you were to accept this as the only process we had, we would work with its cousin process R2-63 as given in “The Creation of Human Ability,” “Accept-Reject.” One would ask the preclear for things he could accept, one after the other until the communication lag was flat, and then would ask the preclear for things he could reject, one after the other until the communication lag was flat on that.

Here is a similar and very effective process to clearing up and expanding the viewpoint. LRH says, “One would ask the preclear for things he could accept, one after the other until the communication lag was flat, and then would ask the preclear for things he could reject, one after the other until the communication lag was flat on that.” This is done first with things about oneself, then with things in the room, and then with things in the universe.

One would then move into the Expanded GITA list and would have the preclear mock up and shove into his body (if interiorized) or into himself (if exteriorized) the various items on the Expanded GITA list as given in Issue 16-G of the Journal of Scientology. This would be a long process, and not entirely successful on all counts, but would nevertheless be a very effective and efficient process from the standpoint of gain. One would certainly get the preclear over a very large number of aberrations and would do a great deal for him. However, this is not the advised way of handling this process, for the process itself is not an end-all. Aberrations can be handled much more easily by Communication Processing.

See previous comments on Expanded GITA.

The exact use and commands of Remedy of Havingness in ordinary and routine auditing is simple and effective. One has been asking a preclear a great many questions which “as-ised” large masses of energy. One, in handling Change of Space or interiorization and Exteriorization into objects while the preclear is exteriorized, has been “burning up” large masses of energy.

Scientology auditing resolves inconsistencies of engrams by getting rid of mass in a local context. Havingness processes allow free association to resolve residual inconsistencies by accessing large masses in broader context.

Any time the preclear begins to feel dopey or “boil off’ he has either run too long on a flow in one direction, in which case reverse the flow, or he has simply reduced his havingness down to a point where he feels tired or sleepy. Without waiting for this manifestation to occur the good auditor simply in the course of Straight Wire or Description Processing, or many other processes, such as those contained in Route One, remedies Havingness.

The person begins to feel dopey or “boil off” when changes are no longer occurring in auditing while inconsistencies remain. The Havingness process then evens out any imbalance.

Having achieved something like a momentarily flat communication lag on a process, the auditor says to the preclear: “Mockup a mass out in front of you.” When the preclear has done this, the auditor says: “Shove it into your body.” When the preclear has done so, the auditor says: “Mockup another mass out in front of you.” And when the preclear has done so, the auditor says: “Throw it away.” That, as given, is for preclears who are interiorized. It is simply repeated over and over. The mass is not specified. It can be almost anything, and in fact it does not matter much what type of significance the mass has. Any mass is better than no mass, according to the thetan.

This is Havingness process to be run at appropriate points during other processes. “Mockup a mass out in front of you.” “Shove it into your body.” “Mockup another mass out in front of you.” “Throw it away.” The mass is not specified. This allows free association.

If the preclear is exteriorized, the auditor already starts him on the Remedy of Havingness in the Route One step where the preclear is asked to copy what he is looking at (R1-5). When one is doing R1-5 one must be very careful to obey the gradient scale principle behind Remedy of Havingness. One would not make the preclear make twenty copies and then push all of them into himself or the body. One would make the preclear make two or three copies and push them in, one at a time, until the preclear could remedy his Havingness with ease.

When you copy whatever you are looking at, it introduces consciousness into automaticity. Any copying should be done on a gradient.

The auditor would then have the preclear mockup a mass and “Shove it into yourself.” And then: “Mock up a mass and throw it away,” and do this back and forth until the preclear could do this easily and well, at which time the auditor would tell the preclear: “Mock up two masses and shove them into yourself,” and then, “Mock up two masses and throw them away,” until finally the auditor has the preclear mock up eight masses as though they were the corners of a cube around the preclear, and “Shove them into yourself,” and then “Mock up eight masses and throw them away.”

Mock-ups (visualizations) allow an entry to free association. Therefore, the mock-ups should be done in a gradient of ease in terms of quantity.

One must remember that in spite of the fact that he cannot duplicate mass actually as himself, having no space or mass, natively, the motto of the thetan is “anything is better than nothing.” When you tear up a lot of facsimiles for a thetan and throw them away, he becomes very unhappy unless you have him reconstruct those facsimiles or remedy the mass according to what he has lost.

There is a feeling of loss when one loses a car in an accident. The remedy of loss of a car is to get another car. This is not so when one gets rid of a confusion or a headache. Though, it may require looking at that area in a larger context to get rid of residual confusion. So larger unspecified mass is necessary to allow free association to cover all angles.

When you are having a thetan go into and out of MEST universe masses, a certain amount of energy is burned up, and after a thetan has been run for a short time on this step (R1-9 in the “Creation of Human Ability”), one must be particularly careful to remedy his Havingness with eight masses shoved into himself and eight masses thrown away, several times. A thetan who has been run a great deal without Remedy of Havingness comes to what is to him a horrible thought: “I am just a concept”, and he will sag in tone. He does not come to this state as long as Havingness is consistently remedied.

R1-9 is the Grand Tour of the universe going into and out of masses. This is a very subjective process and a person tends to run it conceptually. This gets to be very uncomfortable after a while. The Havingness process cleans up the lack of mass.

It may be, as one looks at Scientology, that one has come to the opinion, watching Remedy of Havingness work, that all there is to anything is the Remedy of Havingness, that it is all based on the Remedy of Havingness. If one has a preclear shove enough Havingness into his body he will exteriorize in most cases. If one remedies enough Havingness while the thetan is chasing around the universe, as in the Grand Tour, the thetan will discover and as-is a great many communication lines which otherwise might be very detrimental. However, it is not true that Havingness is the entire key to the Human mind. Havingness is the “gimmick” or “weenie” for which the game is played and having something is very much like winning.

The Havingness process basically allows a general form of free association that permits mass to be molded into whatever is troubling the person. It then runs that problem out. It is a hit and miss shot gun method.

Above Havingness there is Doingness, and above Doingness there is Beingness, and above Beingness there is Communicatingness, and above Communicatingness there is Knowingness, and above Knowingness there is Postulating. We see, thus, that we have a long way to go above Havingness in order to get to the top activity of a thetan, which is making postulates or unmaking them.

“Beingness, Doingness and Havingness” is a circle. Havingness seems to strengthen beingness. Postulatingness, Knowingness and Communicatingness exists throughout this circle. These activities must occur together in harmony.

One could, of course, rationalize each and every action of the thetan with regard to Havingness. One could even extend Havingness to space, although it normally refers to objects. One could do all manner of interesting things with Havingness. One could get as specific and as significant as one likes, or as insignificant as one likes and still find Remedy of Havingness working, but we do not have here, in Remedy of Havingness, the total clue, total key. But we do have a process and an item which must not be overlooked in auditing.

Havingness process allows one to find a balance again.

In the Six Basic Processes, the Remedy of Havingness comes after the Opening Procedure by Duplication as a process, itself, but remember that Remedy of Havingness is done and can be done at any time during any other process as long as the preclear is even vaguely in communication with the auditor. It does not matter how vague the mass is that the preclear is using to remedy his Havingness. Here is a place where certainty is not necessary. An unreal, vague, or flimsy mass, if this is all the preclear can get, will still remedy his havingness.

The Havingness process allows the person to fill in missing pieces and complete incomplete cycles in a general fashion.

A case comes to mind out of the Advanced Clinical Course, where a student was unwilling, after his second day, to continue his studies. He did not believe that he could stand the “hammer and pound”, as he put it, of the terrifically intense schedule. I took him into my office, asked him what he was doing in life, and he replied to me that he was a machinist. Also, it seemed to turn out that he had something to do with a ship which had sunk under him, although his recollection of this was very unclear. I asked him what kind of a machine he had customarily run, and he told me. Then I had him mockup this machine and remedied his Havingness with it. Then I had him mockup the ship and remedied his Havingness with that, just as given above. I did this for about fifteen minutes, and enough change occurred in his case to entirely return his confidence in his ability to stand up to the course and to audit. Yet the mockups he was getting were so thin that he could barely vaguely discern them at all.

Havingness process simply allows free association to occur in a broad unspecified context. That is the secret of its workability.

Mock-ups get unreal because the thetan is Not-Ising existence. He is trying to destroy masses by saying that they do not exist, that they are not real. He is so bent upon this system of destruction that he is making everything unreal or black.

Havingness allows a person to mockup masses that he has ignored and suppressed.

One of the cures for this is End of Cycle Processing run in the following fashion:

One has the preclear mock himself up dead (no matter how unreal the mockup is). Then have the mockup waste away to bone, and have the bones waste away to dust, and then have the preclear shove the dust into himself, or alternately, throw it away. One once more has the preclear mock himself up dead, have the mockup waste away to bone, have the bones waste away to dust, and then have the preclear remedy his Havingness with the dust. One continues this for two or three hours with the preclear if one really wishes the case to make a change. Where a preclear is getting no reality on mockups or blackness he is most commonly stuck in that Para-Scientological thing, that thing horribly abhorred by psychologists who have become Dianeticists, or by people who are just plain scared, a past death. If you wanted to convince somebody that past deaths exist, you would run End of Cycle Processing on them. This is a cousin process to the Remedy of Havingness. One could go a very long distance with this process and have the preclear mock up his mother dead, have her waste away to bones, and remedy Havingness with the dust, or do this with the dust, or do this with the father or brothers, or grandparents, with a considerable change in the case.

This End of Cycle Processing, by the way, is a very fine process. It has been with us about a year and it has been successful whenever used. It has a tendency to fall into disuse because it has not, until now, had an exact place on the Six Basic Processes. But End of Cycle is actually an additional process to the Remedy of Havingness and is an effective way of remedying Havingness. Do you remember in the old days the Dianetics “Corpse Case,” who would lie upon the couch with his arms crossed neatly all ready for a lily, and would always audit in this fashion? The solution to this corpse case is End of Cycle Processing, as given here. The preclear is so fixed in a death that he is trying to make everything unreal, and the only real thing, to him, would be the unreality of death.

This End of Cycle Processing is quite interesting. It seems to address the dread of dying.

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FINAL COMMENTS

This process may also be called, “Remedy of knowingness,” or “Remedy of viewpoint.” A person who is deficient in havingness has his viewpoint narrowly fixed on something. The process of havingness requires accepting and rejecting quantities of masses until the person can do both with equal ease. It makes one mockup large masses in areas where incomplete associations have been waiting for attention. It also helps reject associations that were forced in place.

Havingness is the feeling of stability from which one operates. A person may operate “at will” but he must comply with the self-imposed constraint of continuity, harmony and consistency to make any sense. Fixed attention is a discontinuity. Whatever object, relationship, condition and difficulty in general that a person has his attention fixed on, needs to be remedied. The difficulty shall have obsessive inflow or outflow. The person should be able to control such flows after the remedy of havingness.

Attached to items of fixed attention are desires, enforcements and inhibitions. One runs such items within an unbounded context. One mocks up quantities of masses on a gradient. One also makes these masses solid on a gradient. One may also expand the context on a gradient.

In running Havingness, you look for things you can accept, one after the other until you are doing this with ease, and then you look for things you can reject, one after the other until you are doing this with ease. This is done first with things about yourself, then with things in the room, and then with things in the universe. Havingness process allows free association to resolve residual inconsistencies by accessing large masses in broader context.

More specifically you may run the Havingness process as follows: “Mockup a mass out in front of you.” “Shove it into your body.” “Mockup another mass out in front of you.” “Throw it away.” You may mockup the mass anyway you want. This allows free association. The Havingness process basically allows a general form of free association that permits mass to be molded into whatever is troubling the person.

“Beingness, Doingness and Havingness” is a circle. Havingness seems to strengthen beingness. Postulatingness, Knowingness and Communicatingness exists throughout this circle. These activities must occur together in harmony. Havingness process allows one to find a balance again.

Havingness process simply allows free association to occur in a broad unspecified context. It allows a person to mockup masses that he has ignored and suppressed. That is the secret of its workability.

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