DIANETICS: Release or Clear

Reference: Hubbard 1950: Dianetics TMSMH

These are some comments on the chapter “Release or Clear” from  DIANETICS: THE MODERN SCIENCE OF MENTAL HEALTH.

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Release or Clear

Dianetics lays down the milestones of “release” and “clear,” but these are quite general. Actually, a person improves on a gradient. His unwanted conditions get handled as he improves. The improvement continues beyond any “milestones.” In fact, there is no limit to improvement. 

The improvement occurs in terms of clearing a person’s upsets, pain, psychosomatic illnesses, fixed ideas, aberrations, and general ignorance.

Hubbard insists that a clear has complete recall of everything which has ever happened to him or anything he has ever studied. It is not quite that simple. The memory is not a recording of perceptions that get stored in the mind. The sensations from environment simply get assimilated in a mental matrix in real time and become perceptions. Memories are the reconstruction of perceptions on ad hoc basis. The clearer is the mind the more precise is the reconstruction. 

There is no ready made storage  of memories in the mind. Actual memories are ad hoc reconstruction of perceptions in the mental matrix.

The sensations of traumatic experience do not get assimilated, and therefore, they never become perceptions in the first place. Traumatic sensations remain in the mind as unassimilated impressions. There is no memory of them. The whole idea of clearing is assimilating such sensations when one does not even know what they are. This is tricky. It is only upon their assimilation that one becomes aware of them.

Clearing is the process of assimilating unknown sensations of traumatic experiences. It results in the improvement of personal condition.

Dianetics “clear” is an idealized state imagined for an individual. It has never been realized in Dianetics or Scientology. Dianetics “release” is a state of release from an unwanted condition. It is an improved personal condition.

The goal of clearing is to fully assimilate the mental matrix, such that no unassimilated impressions are left.

That is why it is very important to clear up all your schooling and earlier education. The bottom line is Subject Clearing. In the process of subject clearing all unwanted conditions are cleared too.

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  • Chris Thompson  On July 26, 2021 at 8:39 AM

    Vinaire, “There is no ready made storage of memories in the mind. Actual memories are ad hoc reconstruction of perceptions in the mental matrix.”

    Chris: Yes. Memories, either true or false, at any moment, seem to be presenting themselves in a roiling sea of a mental matrix. Ad hoc memories seem to be able to be recalled both at will, but also rise up and present themselves without any force of will. I do not know why this is so nor how this happens. I favor the mental matrix idea of ad hoc memories being assembled by from bits by the so-called file clerk but this is a twist of differences compared to Hubbard’s idea that the mind is an organized 4th dimension. It seems to respond to one’s carefully crafted world view. I used to know all about this, but as I devalued the ad hoc nature of that previous world view, I consequently seem to know less than I used to.

  • vinaire  On July 26, 2021 at 9:04 AM

    The goal of clearing is to fully assimilate the mental matrix, such that no unassimilated impressions are left.

  • vinaire  On July 26, 2021 at 9:08 AM

    That is why it is very important to clear up all your schooling and earlier education. The bottom line is Subject Clearing.

    • Chris Thompson  On July 26, 2021 at 9:58 AM

      How has that been going for you? Have you cleared up anything of interest to share? I am asking in the form which you wrote your autobiography, which I liked as much as any of your written works that I have read. The reason that I liked it so much is that it was written in the 1st person and had such a warm and relatable feel to it.

      • vinaire  On July 26, 2021 at 2:18 PM

        Currently, I am subject clearing atomic physics and Dianetics. Lot of little realizations. The big breakthrough has been documenting the procedure of Subject Clearing. STEP 7 (SELF) has been a big step. STEP 8 (UNWANTED CONDITION) is the next big step. I may expand upon it as I research Dianetics.

      • vinaire  On July 29, 2021 at 11:38 AM

        I understand what you feel about THE INTRODUCTION TO AMERICA. I might add chapters to it as flashbacks from my journey through Sea Org. Right now I am heavily into subject clearing.

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