The Factors 16 – 20

Project: A Course on Hubbard’s Factors

The original Scientology Factors are a summation of the considerations and examinations of the human spirit and the material universe, which was completed between A.D. 1923 and 1953 by L. Ron Hubbard.

The KHTK Factors are a result of the subject clearing of Buddhism, Scientology and philosophy in general. 


FACTOR # 16. The viewpoint can combine dimension points into forms and the forms can be simple or complex and can be at different distances from the viewpoints and so there can be combinations of form. And the forms are capable of motion and the viewpoints are capable of motion and so there can be motion of forms.

The dimension points are seen as they are, only from the universal viewpoint. Here the nature of dimension points and the universal viewpoint is synonymous, which makes the dimension points change, combine and evolve in a continuous, harmonious and consistent fashion. This may be described best as self-animation. This is the real motion.

But the viewpoints commonly encountered are less than universal. A subjective filter polarizes the dimension points and viewpoints making the dimension points appear external to viewpoints. The synonymity is lost and the changes, combinations and evolution are attempted through enforcement and control as there is mystery about their nature. There are misperceptions, misjudgments and departures from reality. This is unnatural motion.

We all have self-animation that we hardly ever think about, but that is the true motion. All other motion that we are trying to control is coming from the inability to have the universal viewpoint.

KHTK FACTOR # 16: The dimension points through their innate impulses are capable of self-animation. They combine into simple and complex forms, and these forms combine further while retaining their self-animation. The viewpoints belong to the forms, but subjectivity makes them appear to be separate.


FACTOR # 17. And the opinion of the viewpoint regulates the consideration of the forms, their stillness or their motion, and these considerations consist of assignment of beauty or ugliness to the forms and these considerations alone are art.

The laws of nature, as expressed through self-animation, regulate the motion of dimension points and their forms. This self-animation is recognized through the objectivity of the universal viewpoint. The real art is the nature itself. Narrower viewpoints simply add their considerations to it. The added opinions belong to the subjectivity of narrower viewpoints.

According to Hubbard, each individual creates his own universe. That is true only in the subjective sense. These individual universes are subjective universes. One can change, manipulate and control one’s universe only to the degree one can change, manipulate and control one’s considerations.

KHTK FACTOR # 17: The forms have evolved from minerals to plants to animals to humans and their activities. Therein lies the art. But human viewpoints add their colorful considerations of beauty and ugliness to it.


FACTOR # 18. It is the opinion of the viewpoints that some of these forms should endure. Thus there is survival.

From the human viewpoint, the forms that appear pleasing should endure; and others that are not so pleasing are let go. But from the universal viewpoint, there is simply evolution that is continuous, harmonious and consistent.

The human effort is to make life pleasing by getting rid of suffering. Prayer is the longing for freedom from suffering. Meditation is an effort to let go of existing conditioning. Art is the search for new viewpoints that go beyond the mundane human existence. Science uses a more systematic approach to expand the human viewpoint. Here we have the evolution of human thought.

KHTK FACTOR # 18: The human viewpoint sees survival and suffering among these forms, and it endeavors to settle it through prayer, meditation, art, and science. Thus, there is evolution.


FACTOR # 19. And the viewpoint can never perish; but the form can perish.

Viewpoint require dimension points, and their forms, in order to exist. The dimension points and their forms change and so do the viewpoints. As long as there is a viewpoint, there has to be some dimension point and form. No viewpoint can exist without points to view.

The narrow viewpoints are looking through filters of self-generated considerations, altering the view of the dimension points. Each viewpoint has its own filters, which keeps them separate from other viewpoints. As these filters become more individualistic the viewpoints diverge further. But as these filters are removed, all viewpoints converge toward the universal viewpoint. The universal viewpoint is objective.

KHTK FACTOR # 19: Neither the viewpoint, nor the dimension points and their forms, can completely perish. But they can change over a wide range.


FACTOR # 20. And the many viewpoints, interacting, become dependent upon one another’s forms and do not choose to distinguish completely the ownership of dimension points and so comes about a dependency upon the dimension points and upon the other viewpoints.

The viewpoints become dependent only upon their self-generated considerations through which they look at the dimension points. As the human viewpoints interact, they share their considerations (fixed ideas, beliefs and prejudices). This leads to agreements. These viewpoints then become bound by such agreements. This expresses itself as cultural conditioning.

A viewpoint has two choices: either to get rid of its conditioning, or to bring about similar conditioning in others. We see both of these phenomena occurring in religion, politics and cultural assimilation.

KHTK FACTOR # 20: And many viewpoints, interacting, come to agree on their self-generated considerations (fixed ideas, beliefs and prejudices). And so, they become dependent on such agreements with other viewpoints.


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