The Prelogics

L. Ron Hubbard analyzed life in its relationship to matter, energy, space and time and as a result evolved the Pre-logics. These were published in late 1951 as a result of many years of research into the nature of life and the spirituality of man.

Knowledge is a pyramid, and knowledge as a pyramid has a common denominator which evaluates all other data below it. At the top point of this pyramid, we have what could be called a Q, and it could also be called a common denominator. It is in common to every other datum in this pyramid full of data.

The Qs are the highest echelon from which all other things are derived.

Q came from quod in Q.E.D. (quod erat demonstrandum, meaning “which was to be shown or demonstrated,” used especially in mathematical proofs).

Actually, Q can be defined this way: It is the level from which we are now viewing, which is a common denominator to all experience which we can now view. This is the level which acts as a common denominator to all this experience, and is the highest level from which we are operating. This data, then, would stand behind everything else that we do.

Q simply means the most common datum that sums all other data.


SCIENTOLOGY Q 1: Self-determinism is the common denominator of all life impulses.

A life impulse by its very nature is something innate or inborn. It has to be there at the beginning of the universe. It has to be woven into the very fabric of the universe. Any motion of the universe must proceed from such an impulse. The evolution of the universe depends on such an impulse. Therefore, the vibrations of energy are innate. The motion of electrons in an atom is innate.

KHTK Q 1: All life impulses are naturally innate.


SCIENTOLOGY Q 2: Definition of self-determinism: the ability to locate in space and time, energy and matter, also the ability to create space and time in which to create and locate energy and matter.

Space and time are the characteristics of energy and matter. Without energy and matter there is neither space nor time. Matter comes about because of condensation of energy. Therefore, the innate vibrations appear as energy. As vibrations change, so does energy. As energy condenses, its extents (space) reduce, and its duration (time) increases.

There is no “nothing” in absolute sense because vibration (energy) is always there. Therefore, there is creation only in the sense of change from one state to another. Outwardly, the change is in terms of vibration; but, inwardly, the change occurs in terms of awareness.

A change has a beginning and an end, but the universe has neither beginning nor end. There is nothing “outside” the universe influencing the universe. It is the universe influencing itself. It may appear that one part of the universe is influencing another part; but the universe overall is self-determined.

On a universal scale, the self-determinism is the natural balance. For example, if there is a hill in one place, then there is a valley in another.

KHTK Q 2: Definition of self-determinism: The ability to bring balanced changes within oneself and in the environment.


SCIENTOLOGY Q 3: The identification of the source of that which places matter and energy and originates space and time is not necessary to the resolution of this problem at this time.

It may appear that one part of the universe is causing changes in another part of the universe. However, the whole universe is, essentially, making changes within itself because it is one continuous system. Each part of the universe is influenced by the rest of the universe. The nature of changes may be identified at every point within the system.

Therefore, human self is a part of the universe. It has self-determinism built into it, but it is also influenced by the rest of the universe.

KHTK Q 3: The overall source of self-determinism is the universe. The human self has self-determinism built into it, but it is also influenced by the rest of the universe.


SCIENTOLOGY Q 4: Theta creates space, energy and objects by postulates.

Theta is the innate nature of the universe. Space-energy-objects (Mest) is the outward form of the universe. Theta and Mest are simply two different aspects of the universe. Neither creates the other.

Similarly, humans have an innate nature (thetan), and an outward form (body). Postulates are made by humans to understand the natural phenomena, which is the universe.

With this understanding the changes can be made to the universe to make it evolve more rapidly.

KHTK Q 4: Theta, space, energy and objects are innate phenomena of the universe. Postulates serve to bring understanding to these phenomena.


SCIENTOLOGY Q 5: Universes are created by the application of self-determinism on eight dynamics.

There is one overall universe. Some people happen to refer to parts of universe as “universes” too. This clarification is made because the overall universe is intrinsically continuous, harmonious and consistent.

The eight dynamics refer to aspects of the universe. For example, the overall universe is Eighth Dynamic that has the aspects of Seventh Dynamic (Theta) and Sixth Dynamic (MEST). The seventh and sixth dynamics evolve together to produce Fifth Dynamic (life). The highest point of evolution of the Fifth Dynamic is the Fourth Dynamic (Mankind). The Fourth Dynamic subdivides into Third Dynamic (Groups). The smallest unit of Third Dynamic is the Second Dynamic (Family) that has a special way of forming and propagating through sexual activity. The third and second dynamics are made up of the First Dynamic (individuals).

Self-determinism refers to the innate impulse that exists in the fabric of the universe. That impulse, therefore, exists in each of the dynamics, making it what it is.

KHTK Q 5: Self-determinism is the innate impulse that makes the universe expand and evolve into the eight dynamics.


SCIENTOLOGY Q 6: Self-determinism, applied, will create, alter, conserve and possibly destroy universes.

The Universe is everything. Self-determinism is the innate characteristic of this universe. Self-determinism does not exist apart from the universe. It underlies all the power there is in the universe to change and evolve.

It is interesting to note that Scientology takes the viewpoint of the individual (First Dynamic), whereas, KHTK takes the viewpoint of the Universe (Eighth Dynamic). That is the major difference.

KHTK Q 6: Self-determinism underlies all the power there is in the universe to change and evolve.


SCIENTOLOGY Q 7: The action cycle is one of the abilities of a thetan. An action cycle goes from 40.0 to 0.0 on the Tone Scale. An action cycle is the creation, growth, conservation, decay and death or destruction of energy and matter in a space. Action cycles produce time.

Thetan may be identified as the viewpoint related to First Dynamic, whereas, Theta is the universal viewpoint related to the Eighth Dynamic. The viewpoint narrows down from Eighth to the First Dynamic. Thetan may be viewed as the individuation from Theta. A person grows as his viewpoint broadens from first to eighth dynamic.

The 40.0 on the Tone Scale represents the broadest viewpoint. It is totally free and objective. Therefore, it is unfixed and detached from everything. The 0.0 on the Tone Scale represents the narrowest viewpoint. It is totally bound and subjective. Therefore, it is completely fixated and attached in one manner or another.

The Action Cycle is basically a cycle of change from total static to total kinetic and then back to total static. A good example of this is the pendulum. The energy of the pendulum starts converting from potential state (static) to kinetic in the first half of its swing, reaching full kinetic state at the midpoint; after which it starts converting back from kinetic to potential reaching full potential state (static) at the end of the swing.

The energy is neither created out of nothing, nor destroyed into nothing. In static state, energy is simply unmanifested. In kinetic state, energy is fully manifested. The static state exists at either end of the Action Cycle where everything stops momentarily before changing direction. In this state all energy exists in potential form. This potential energy is then expressed as kinetic energy during rest of the cycle by different degrees. The time from one static state to the next is called the Period of the Action Cycle.

KHTK Q 7: The action cycle is a cycle of change from a static state to a kinetic state then back to the static state. It may be applied to the Universe. It may also be applied to a viewpoint from 40.0 to 0.0 on the Tone Scale. Change is the characteristic of Time.


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