Comments: Theory Asserted as Factual

Reference: A History of Man

Reference: FOREWORD

Comments on FOREWORD
Theory Asserted as Factual

The HISTORY OF MAN contains a theory of Hubbard, which he developed with the help of the E-meter. See E-Meter and OT Auditing.

In this foreword, Hubbard is making a big deal out of the idea of whole track because it is something new to the Western civilization. But the whole track has been known in ancient India as SAMSKARAS (latent impressions that manifest as tendencies) that get passed down from one life time to the next. This has been known in India since Buddha’s time, or maybe even earlier.

So, the whole track is not really the issue. The issue is Hubbard’s theory of the whole track.

Miraculous results are achieved when samskaras (latent impressions) are resolved through meditation. Of course, abilities are recovered too when such impressions are assimilated in the mental matrix. This has happened routinely in India. Nobody cares about the content of such impressions, because it is not relevant to the process of meditation. In the book, HISTORY OF MAN, however, Hubbard has come up with a theory about the content of such impressions, because it, apparently, helps the process of auditing.

Hubbard theory relates to the contents of the whole track.

Hubbard says,

“By adding up and checking probabilities on scores of persons, the character, extent and content of the whole track was mapped. Once the E-meter gave reliable data, the main problem became the estimation of intentions, of sources, of the reasons behind the reasons…”

When the e-meter’s needle reacts on a question it doesn’t necessarily means that the answer to the question be interpreted as YES or NO. It simply means that there is a charge on how the question is being interpreted by the mind.

THE E-METER DOES NOT VALIDATE A QUESTION OR ITS IMPLIED CONTENT.

The E-meter was used by Hubbard to date the “incident” on the time-track. For example, Hubbard would come up with a number like “3,296,843,125 years ago.” But the E-meter is not reacting to that particular number in the person’s mind. It, however, is reacting to some anomaly that we know nothing about. The number may serve to put he attention of the person on the anomaly. This does not mean that the datum “3,296,843,125 years ago” can unquestionably be admitted as factual.

Hubbard has the past track data described in the book HISTORY OF MAN with E-meter’s help; but the literalness of all that data is suspect. For example, when you ask a person about his identity in a past life, he may get a picture of being the Buddha. But that is merely a dream-like picture, which may represent some feeling, tendency, or desire.

THE E-METER DOES NOT PROVIDE ANY CONTENT IN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION.

Unfortunately, Hubbard used the E-meter to validate his own theory for the whole track’s content. He formulated questions based on his theory. Then, if the meter reacted to the question, he assumed the implication from that question to be correct. Thus he “verified” his theory from E-meter reactions.

Hubbard’s theory about the contents of the whole track, thus, became factual data to him.

Many of Hubbard’s followers have taken Hubbard’s SCI-FI type assertions about the whole track as factual. This seems to have led them, in many cases, down a rabbit hole.

The whole track in Scientology is simply a dreamlike visualization of various mental tendencies, and nothing more.

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DEFINITIONS

E-METER
Electropsychometer; An electronic instrument for measuring mental state and change of state in individuals, as an aid to precision and speed in auditing. [Note: The E-meter actually measures change in body resistance in reaction to momentary thought.]

WHOLE TRACK
The whole track is the moment to moment record of a person’s existence in this universe in picture and impression form. [Note: The whole track is made of impressions on the mind that are not necessarily continuous.]

For other Scientology words, please see: Technical Dictionary
For regular English words, please see: https://www.dictionary.com/ 

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