Subject: Communication

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This Key Word List and Glossary has been prepared for the subject of Communication with exercises from Scientology modified for self-application. The whole purpose of communication is “to see things as they are.” When you are talking about communication, you are basically talking about DUPLICATION. As you do this subject clearing, your ability to duplicate may improve.

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KEY WORD LIST

COMMUNICATE, COMMUNICATION, PURPOSE OF COMMUNICATION
Observe some communications around you. Identify the following parts: Source point, Receipt point, Interchange of ideas, Interchange of particles, Cause, Distance, Effect, Intention, Attention, Duplication

CYCLE OF COMMUNICATION, TERMINAL, ORIGINATION, ANSWER, ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Observe some cycles of communications around you. Identify the following parts: Terminals, Origination, Answer, Acknowledgement.

TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION, AGREEMENT, REALITY, AFFINITY
Observe the two-way communication cycles around you. Identify the following parts: Switching of origination, Agreement, Reality, Affinity. Practice communication with focus on duplication.

OPENING PROCEDURE OF 8-C, AUDITOR, PRECLEAR, COMMUNICATION LAG, 
Practice this exercise upon yourself. You are both auditor and preclear. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding perceiving the environment and the universe around you. Note that in doing this procedure on yourself, you are essentially doing Part C of the process.

OPENING PROCEDURE BY DUPLICATION
Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding perceiving objects again and again freshly in new unit of time. Pay close attention to any behavior you engage in automatically.

ELEMENTARY STRAIGHTWIRE
Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding perceiving pictures from your life experiences. Pay attention to details that emerge.

REMEDY OF HAVINGNESS
Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding throwing things away or pulling them in on yourself at will. Pay attention to the fixations that you get rid of.

SPOTTING SPOTS IN SPACE
Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding spotting locations without mass. The whole idea is to get rid of fixation on things that can only be sensed.

REMEDY OF COMMUNICATION
Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding originating, answering and acknowledging. The whole idea is to get rid of scarcity of communication.

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GLOSSARY

The definition of Dianetics Key Words may be looked up at Technical Dictionary. Comments on some Key words are listed here.

TEXT: Dianetics 55

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Broad concept: “to recognize.” Definition: “recognition of the existence or truth of something.” In communication: something said or done to inform another that his statement or action has been noted, understood and received. “Very good,” “Okay,” and other such phrases are intended to inform another who has spoken or acted that his statement or action has been accepted. An acknowledgement also tends to confirm that the statement has been made or the action has been done and so brings about a condition not only of communication but of reality between two or more people. Applause at a theater is an acknowledgement of the actor or act plus approval. Acknowledgement itself does not necessarily imply an approval or disapproval or any other thing beyond the knowledge that an action or statement has been observed and is received. In signaling with the morse code the receiver of a message transmits an R to the sender as a signal that the message has been received, which is to say acknowledged. There is such a thing as over-acknowledgement and there is such a thing as under-acknowledgement. A correct and exact acknowledgement communicates to someone who has spoken that what he has said has been heard. An acknowledgement tends to terminate or end the cycle of a communication, and when expertly used can sometimes stop a continued statement or continued action. An acknowledgement is also part of the communication formula and is one of its steps. (LRH Def. Notes)

AFFINITY
Affinity is the relative distance and similarity of the two ends of a communication line. Affinity has in it a mass connotation. The greatest affinity would be the occupation of the same space. Where things do not occupy the same space their affinity is delineated by the relative distance and the degree of duplication.

ANSWER
In the context of communication, answer refers to the response to an origination. For example, please see COMMUNICATION, CYCLE OF.

AUDITOR
A person who has been trained in the technology of Scientology. An auditor applies standard technology to preclears.

COMMUNICATE
Broad concept: “to impart, make common.” Definition: “to give or interchange thoughts, feelings, information, or the like, by writing, speaking, etc.” Example: “They communicate with each other every day.

COMMUNICATION
1. COMMUNICATION is the interchange of ideas or particles between two points. More precisely, the definition of Communication is: Cause, Distance, Effect with Intention and Attention and a duplication at Effect of what emanates from Cause. 2. the consideration and action of impelling an impulse or particle from source point across a distance to receipt point with the intention of bringing into being at the receipt point a duplication and understanding of that which emanated from the source point.

COMMUNICATION, CYCLE OF
The cycle is Cause, Distance, Effect, with Effect then becoming Cause and communicating across a Distance to the original source, which is now Effect. In the following example of a cycle of communication, Joe and Bill are terminals. The cycle starts with origination from primary source point Joe, such as, “How are you, Bill?” Bill (primary receipt point)receives the origination and answers it as Bill’ (secondary source point): “I am well.” Joe’ (secondary receipt point) receives the answer and acknowledges it with a nod of his head.

Communication Cycle

COMMUNICATION LAG
The exact definition of a communication lag is: “the length of time intervening between the posing of a question, or origination of a statement, and the exact moment that question or original statement is answered.” If you will look very closely at this definition you will discover that nothing is said, whatever, about what goes on between the asking of the question or the origination of a communication and its being answered. What goes on in between is lag. The communication formula at work is best understood through the “communication lag.”

COMMUNICATION, PURPOSE OF
The whole purpose of communication is “to see things as they are,” which is “to duplicate.” When you are talking about communication, you are basically talking about DUPLICATION. 

ELEMENTARY STRAIGHTWIRE
We use this process of Elementary Straightwire with just two commands: “Tell me something you wouldn’t mind remembering,“ “Tell me something you wouldn’t mind forgetting.“ We run one command at a time, continually, flattening each communication lag encountered. Flattening communication lag means that you continue the process while it is producing some change in the communication lag. You may stop the process when the communication lag has reduced to some constant value. While one is doing this, of course, one maintains two-way communication, which means the auditor pays full attention to the originations of the preclear and handles them appropriately.

OPENING PROCEDURE BY DUPLICATION
Duplication is “to make an exact copy.” In the context of communication, it means, “to see things as they are.” Opening Procedure by Duplication has as its goal the separating of time, moment from moment. This is done by getting a preclear to duplicate the same action over and over again with two dissimilar objects, such as, a book and a bottle.

The first step in Opening Procedure by Duplication is to familiarize the preclear with both objects, as to their reality and his ability to own them. One makes himself handle them, and feel them, and acquaint himself with them, makes him describe them as objects he is experiencing in present time, not as something related into the past. A little time spent on this can be quite beneficial.

The auditing commands are: “Do you see that book?” says the auditor, pointing. When the preclear signifies that he has, the auditor says, “Walk over to it.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Pick it up.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Look at it.” When the preclear does (usually he was looking at it but now looks at it more closely) the auditor says, “Give me its color.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Give me its weight.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Give me its temperature.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Put it back exactly as you found it.” This action sequence having been completed, the auditor points to the bottle. “Do you see that bottle?” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Walk over to it.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Pick it up.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Look at it.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Give me its color.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Give me its weight.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Give me its temperature.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Put it back exactly as you found it.” Then the auditor says, pointing out the book, “Do you see that book?” and so on, back and forth, using this exact sequence of commands. The auditor can interject “Describe it more fully.” The auditor can sometimes, but not oftener than once every 15 minutes, point to the book, have the preclear go through the full sequence with the book, and then point to the book again, and have the preclear once more go through the full sequence with the book. This will break down the automatic machinery a preclear is bound to set up to compensate for this process. We want to keep the preclear doing it, not his machines. By asking the preclear to describe the object, or describe its temperature more fully in its proper sequence in these commands, machines are also broken down and the alertness and the awareness of the preclear is increased.

The auditor must not omit letting the preclear give him the preclear’s reaction. The preclear will pause, seem to be confused. It is up to the auditor at that moment to say, “What happened?” and to find out what happened, and then to continue with the process, having acknowledged the communication of the preclear. An auditor must never be afraid to let a preclear emanate a communication, and an auditor must never fail to acknowledge the completion of an auditing action, no matter how minute.

OPENING PROCEDURE OF 8-C
8-C means “good control.” It is essentially and intimately the operation of making the physical body contact the environment.

Step A of Opening Procedure of 8-C is “Do you see that object?“ the auditor pointing. When the preclear signifies that he does, the auditor says, “Walk over to it.“ When the preclear has walked over to it, the auditor says, “Touch it.“ When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Let go,“ and designates another object – a wall, a lamp – calls it by name or not, and goes through the same procedure once more. It is important that the auditor specifically acknowledge each time the preclear has executed the command given. This Step A is used until the preclear does it easily, smoothly, without the slightest variation or introduction of any physical communication lag, and has demonstrated completely that he has no upset feeling about the auditor or objects in the room.

When A has been run for a length of time necessary to bring the case up tone, Part B is run. Part B introduces the idea of decision. The commands of Part B are: “Pick a spot in this room,“ and when the preclear has: “Walk over to it,“ and when the preclear does: “Put your finger on it,“ and when the preclear has: “Let go.“ Each time, the auditor acknowledges the completion of the command by the preclear, signifying “All right,“ “O.K.,“ or “Fine,“ making it very plain that he has noticed and approves of and is acknowledging the preclear in following each specific command. He approves of these one at a time in this fashion. The preclear is run on this until he demonstrates no physical communication lag of any kind in making up his mind what to touch, how to touch it, and so forth.

Part C of Opening Procedure of 8-C introduces further decision. It goes as follows: the auditor says, “Pick a spot in this room,“ and when the preclear has, the auditor says “Walk over to it.“ When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Make up your mind when you are going to place your finger on it, and do so.“ When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Make up your mind when you are going to let go, and let go.” The auditor each time acknowledges the completion of one of these orders to the preclear.

In doing Opening Procedure of 8-C the preclear must not be permitted to execute a command before it is given, and a two-way communication must be maintained.

ORIGINATION
Broad concept: “to rise, beginning, source.” Definition: “to give origin or rise to; initiate; invent.” Example: “to originate a better method.” A cycle of communication must start with an origination from the primary source point. For example, please see COMMUNICATION, CYCLE OF.

PRECLEAR
A person who is discovering things about himself and who is becoming clearer in his understanding of life.

REALITY
Reality is the degree of agreement reached by two ends of a communication line. In essence, it is the degree of duplication achieved between Cause and Effect. That which is real is real simply because it is agreed upon, and for no other reason.NOTE: Agreed-upon reality is different from the actual reality made up of the laws of nature. 

REMEDY OF HAVINGNESS
The modus operandi of the Remedy of Havingness is to have the preclear mock up something, pull it in, or mock up something and throw it away. It does not matter what you have him mock up. The item can have significance or not as the case may be. Preclears who are low in tone, if this is run on them, have a tendency to make everything they mock very significant. It is not the significance, it is the mass that counts. However, to keep the preclear interested, or to assist his mocking up, an auditor may designate specific things, and does so.

The commands of Remedy of Havingness are as follows: “Mock up a (planet, man, brick).” “Make a copy of it.” “Make a copy of it.” “Make a copy of it.” And when the preclear has from five to 15 copies, “Push them all together.” “Now pull them in on you.” When the preclear has done this for some time, the last command is varied by saying, “Throw them away and have them disappear in the distance.” 

We keep up this process for some time until we are very certain that he can actually throw things away or pull them in on himself at will. This is the Remedy of Havingness. It means remedying his ability to have or not have energy. Run with particular significances such as money, women, et cetera, one could remedy specific scarcities on the part of the preclear. He may have to waste a large quantity of them before he can have one.

REMEDY OF COMMUNICATION
We remedy the communication by having the preclear mock up the various parts of a two-way cycle of communication. The parts of a communication cycle that have to be remedied are: (1) originated communications, (2) people to communicate to (3) answers, (4) acknowledgements. His mocking up of communications must be kept at a simplicity and out of deep significances. No variety is necessary. Simply the idea of communication, with some sort of a specific idea being communicated, is all that is necessary. 

Having the preclear mock up before him something saying “Hello,“ and saying “Hello“ again, and saying “Hello“ again, and having him mock this up behind him saying “Hello,“ and saying “Hello,“ and saying “Hello,“ would be quite adequate for an originated communication. Then have the preclear start saying “Hello” to a live spot out there.  For answers, have the preclear mock up a spot out there, saying “Okay” to him. The preclear does it many times. Then have the preclear start saying “Okay” to a spot out there. For acknowledgements, have a spot out there, start saying “I did it” to the preclear. After that has been done many, many times, the preclear starts saying “I did it” to a spot out there. This will remedy responsibility difficulties. The command that turns on a somatic, repeated often enough, will turn it off

We are not at all concerned with the significance of the communication. We want him to go on mocking up originated communications, answers, acknowledgements. It does not matter if the preclear says these communications himself aloud or simply does them quietly to himself. We are trying to increase his ability to communicate in the present, which means increasing his ability to duplicate and assimilate.

It has not been found necessary to remedy havingness on the preclear if one is actually remedying the scarcity of communication. The remedy of communications cures a person of having to have mass, having to eat obsessively, or do anything else obsessively.

SPOTTING SPOTS IN SPACE
One makes a person spot spots in space for a short time, then remedies Havingness, makes them spot spots in space, then remedies Havingness, then spot spots in space. These two processes, Remedying Havingness and Spot Spots in Space actually belong together, however the preclear eventually emerges up in a higher band where he can spot spots in space without remedying Havingness.

The auditing commands are: “Spot a spot in the space of this room.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Spot another spot,” etc. When the preclear gets well into the process in this fashion we say, “Spot a spot in the space of this room.” “Walk over to it,” and when he has, “Put your finger on it.” When he does, “Let go.”

The auditor should ask the preclear when he starts this process if the spot has any mass, color, temperature, or any other characteristics, or “How big is it?” The auditor asks this to make sure that the preclear is actually spotting a spot, a simple location, not a spot that has a mass, temperature, or characteristics. A location is simply a location, it does not have mass, it does not have color, it does not have any temperature. When we ask the preclear to spot a spot at first his spots are liable to have mass and temperature. We do not object to this, we simply ask him frequently, once we have discovered that his spots do have this, how his spots are getting along, and we remember, on such a preclear, that we must remedy havingness. Eventually he will move out to a point where he is simply spotting locations.

TERMINAL
Broad concept: “end, limit,” Definition: “end or extremity of a structure.” A communication terminal would be any fixed mass utilized in a communication system. For example, please see COMMUNICATION, CYCLE OF.

TWO-WAY COMMUNICATION
Two-way Communication is made up two communication cycles in which the primary origination switches from  one person to the other.

Two-way Comm

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