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SCN 8-8008: Differentiation, Association, Identification

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 20 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

The heading below is linked to the original materials.

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Differentiation, Association, Identification

A special condition of start, change and stop manifests itself in the very woof and warp of the MEST universe and can be plotted on the tone-scale.

Differentiation is at the top of the tone-scale and is a condition of the highest level of sanity and individuality. Association or similarity is a condition which exists from the upper to the very low range of the scale. And identification is at the bottom of the scale.

Objectivity relates to complete differentiation at 40.0 on the Tone scale. Here things are seen as they are. Down the scale we have increasing use of assumptions to associate things that are not really associated. That means reality is increasingly becoming subjective. At 0.0 on the Tone scale, we have complete subjectivity of perceiving everything as the same.

The condition of the preclear can be established readily by his ability to associate. He can, however, associate much too well. Association is the essence of logic. Logic is the gradient scale of relating facts one to another. As logic reaches the lower part of the scale, this relationship becomes finer and finer until at last identification is reached and thought could be expressed in terms of A = A = A = A.

Down the Tone scale, what was previously differentiated is now increasingly seen as associated through assumptions. Thus there are increasing inconsistencies. This is increasing subjectivity. This is also degradation of logic because logic depends on correct perception of data. If data is not perceived correctly then logic also degrades.

An excellent rendition of this—although one not related workably to experience and which did not have with it a truly workable therapy—is to be found in general semantics in the book Science and Sanity by Alfred Korzybski. Insanity is the inability to associate or differentiate properly. Experience itself becomes ungovernable at the lowest depth of identity. The more fixed the identity of the person may be, the less the experience of which he is capable. Fame has at its end a completely fixed identification which is timeless, but which unfortunately is matter and which equally unfortunately, is inaction.

The bottom line is to see things as they are. One should be able to recognize differences, similarities and identities when they occur. One should also be able to recognize assumptions that do not belong where they are inserted.

If you cannot identify things correctly then you cannot associate or differentiate them properly. Here the word “identify” is being used as, “to recognize something for what it is”. But Hubbard uses “identify” also to mean, “to treat two different things as the same or identical.” When these two definitions are confused great difficulty in understanding arises.

Everything has a recognizable form, which is called IDENTITY. Among humans, a person has an idea of his identity in terms of his body and also viewpoint. He wants his identity to be recognized and appreciated for what it is. Identity as the body is sort of fixed, but the identity as a viewpoint can be changed. When the identity as a viewpoint also becomes fixed then the person becomes limited in his experiences.

The widest possible differentiation exists at the moment of creation. At this moment, one is committed to a cycle of action which, as it continues, is less and less governable by himself and is more and more governed by his environment. As his degree of havingness increases, he is increasingly governed by what he has had and what he has, and this determines what he will have which, of course, is less freedom, less individuality and more havingness.

The widest possible differentiation (in terms of choices) exists at the start of a cycle of action. Once he starts he is committed to a course of action that limits his choices. He must confirm to the applicable physical and spiritual laws. To Hubbard this is less freedom and less individuality at the cost of havingness (the results one has).

In Hinduism, one commits to a cycle of action in a non-controlling, detached manner. One simply takes care of the inconsistencies, and lets the objective reality take care of the rest. His attitude is one of non-attachment. This gives him total freedom. But Hubbard wants to eat his cake and have it too. Havingness is the outcome at any point in a cycle of action. One can enjoy it without being attached to it.

Association expresses itself in the preclear in terms of the way he thinks. When he reaches a low level of association, he supposes himself to be thinking connectedly, but is actually thinking in a completely disassociated fashion, for he identifies facts with other facts which should not be identified. The actions of a man about to die or in extreme fear are not sane. Identification brings as its manifestation a solidity to all things including thought. The auditor who processes a preclear very low on the tone-scale who is neurotic or psychotic will readily discover that thoughts are objects to this preclear and that time itself is a matter of enormous concern to the preclear in many cases. Thoughts and incidents and symbols are objects. This is commonly seen in the society in the matter of over-concern about words. A person who has sunk low enough on the tone-scale so that words have become objects and must be handled as such, and exist without any real relationship to ideas, will stop a flow of ideas by an outrage of his word sense which, if he is low on the tone- scale, is easily outraged.

Down the Tone scale, as a person is unable to see clearly he associates things where no associations actually exist. He cannot see the gaps where gaps exist. He is, therefore, not aware of the inconsistencies that need to be resolved.

A neurotic or psychotic is suffering from inconsistencies generated by his mental matrix, but he is unaware of them. And so he is unable to resolve them. To him, thoughts are condensed as if they are objects. Thoughts are enduring so time becomes a matter of great concern. Such a person interprets words in a text literally, unaware of their finer meaning.

Differentiation, association and identification belong, rightly, on the tone-scale, and can be processed as part of the scale above. But they are a close gauge of thought itself and of ideas. An adequate tone-scale can be drawn for any individual using only the above three words.

As one moves down the Tone scale, differentiation is increasingly replaced by assumed associations, until such association condense into sameness of identification. The differentiation exists but the person’s viewpoint has narrowed so much that he can only see gross relationships unaware of the fine details. A person may be plotted on the Tone scale this way.

The auditor will very often find an individual who is intensely logical and quite brilliant who is yet very difficult to process. This person has agreed with the MEST universe to such a degree that his association has assumed the proportions of near-solidity; the facsimiles and ridges of this individual have become much too solid and are consequently quite difficult to process. This condition of solidity may refer only to the body of the preclear which itself is old, and it may be found that the thetan—the preclear himself—is quite vital and capable of wide differentiation, but that this differentiation is being grossly limited by the ridges and facsimiles which surround the body. Such bodies have a heavy appearance. It requires an enormously powerful thetan to handle them in spite of the solidity of the ridges surrounding the body.

Some people can be very logical in some areas but, at the same time, they can be very fixed in their thinking in other areas. For example, a person may be misapplying physical laws to spiritual areas that follow different laws but he cannot differentiate that. His fixed ideas may prevent him from being audited with Scientology procedures.

Mathematics could be said to be the abstract art of symbolizing associations. Mathematics pretends to deal in equalities but equalities themselves do not exist in the MEST universe, and can exist only conceptually in any universe. Mathematics are a general method of bringing to the fore associations which might not be perceived readily without their use. The human mind is a servo-mechanism to all mathematics. Mathematics can abstractly form by their mechanics coincidences and differences outside the field of experience in any universe and are enormously useful. They can best be used when considered to be a shorthand of experience and in the light that they can symbolize what is beyond actuality. The essence of mathematics lies in differentiation, association, identification, which is to say, equalities must not be viewed as fixed in the real universe. Absolutes are unobtainable in experience but may be symbolized by mathematics.

Mathematics is a very fine form of logic that is capable of modeling reality to quite some degree and brings forth hard to perceive associations through its abstraction. However, mathematics cannot fully model the incredibly complex associations of life. It may only approximate them. Therefore, the thinking of a person who has fixedly agreed to mathematical and scientific principles can become very rigid.

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FINAL COMMENTS

As a person moves down the Tone scale his viewpoint narrows. His awareness of finer details becomes less and his attention focuses on grosser details only. Thus, he misconstrues finer associations from grosser details by making assumptions. This introduces subjectivity and he becomes unaware of inconsistencies that are there. This subjectivity increases until the person can think only in terms of very gross details.  Thus his viewpoint becomes very fixed and so does his identity. He becomes incapable of experiencing new things.

The reason for this narrowing of viewpoint is increasing attachment to ideas. The person does not want to re-examine the ideas he has become attached to. Therefore, he cannot see the inconsistencies that follow from those ideas. His thoughts have become quite condensed and channeled along certain lines. By observing this condition, a person may be plotted on the Tone scale.

In spite of such condensation of viewpoint, some people can still be quite logical in some areas. Tools, such as mathematics, and the knowledge of laws, may help them resolve problems in certain areas, yet they can be so dense and rigid in their life that it is impossible to broaden their viewpoint.

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SCN 8-8008: Related Experiences

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 19 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

The heading below is linked to the original materials.

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Related Experiences

There is a table of relationships which the auditor must have. These are divided into three general columns. Any one of the columns may be addressed first, but all three columns must be addressed on any subject. The vertical levels of the columns can be considered to be terms which are synonymous.

ARC applies to each column or for any one of the above statements of experience.

All eight dynamics apply to each column and thus to any of the above statements of experience.

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FINAL COMMENTS

This is a very interesting table of relationships. It would be interesting to see how they are applied to resolve anomalies (doubts and perplexities) in a person’s mind.

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SCN 8-8008: Cycle of Action

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 18 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

The heading below is linked to the original materials.

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Cycle of Action

A cycle of action is dependent for its magnitude upon a cycle of havingness. Because it is a cycle of havingness and beingness and doingness, it is generally viewed as a cycle of time, but, as we have seen, time is an abstract term to describe havingness.

A cycle of action consists of activity that results in havingness. Havingness has duration. The idea of duration is time.

The beginning and ending of a cycle depends upon the state of havingness. A cycle starts with not-havingness, continues through increased havingness, continues then in changed havingness and ends with no-havingness. These conditions of havingness bring about an illusion of time. Where a person does not possess anything, he does not conceive himself to have any time. Thus earlier parts of the track are lost to an individual since he has no time in them, for he has no possession in them.

The cycle of “no-havingness – increased havingness – changed havingness – no-havingness” results in experience. This experience, over time, leads to knowledge of the laws of universe.

The most basic description of this should be in terms of havingness, but the cycle can also be stated more abstractly in terms as follows: creation, growth, conservation, decay and death or destruction. This would be the cycle of any object; it would also be the cycle of action as it pertained to an object in the MEST universe.

The cycle of the outer forms is “creation, growth, conservation, decay and death or destruction”.

A cycle of action is not necessarily fixed for all universes. It is common to the MEST universe. There is no reason why in some universe the cycle should not run from decayed havingness into growth, but in the MEST universe it never does, except through the point of not-havingness, death or destruction.

One cycle may simply lead to another cycle. Therefore, “death or destruction” is relative only.

A cycle of action can also be stated in another way, and this in terms of energy action. Motion is characterized by only three conditions, and all motion is part of the gradient scale of these three conditions. These conditions are: start, change and stop. This compares to creation, alteration and destruction in terms of experience.

The three conditions of motion are: start, change and stop. They form a gradient scale of motion. In experience, these are creation, alteration and destruction.

In the “last 76 trillion years” the preclear has lived through “spirals.” These spirals were at first very long and then shortened each time until the present spiral for most is about 40,000 years as compared with the initial spiral of 100 million years. Thus one can also plot the magnitude of havingness of the individual for each one of these spirals. A spiral is not unlike a life. A life is lived in a cycle of action. A past life is generally obscured because one does not have the body of that life and conceives himself to have now another identity and is not connected to the last life by a havingness. He is, however, definitely connected to his last lives by the facsimiles of those lives which he now ignores.

Hubbard says, “A life is lived in a cycle of action.” A spiral is a larger cycle of action made up of “a series of life times”. The life times are connected through facsimiles. Havingness for each spiral is then is measured in terms of facsimiles.

Scientifically, however, the connection is through evolution of knowledge. This is passed through DNA and its molecular programming. It shows up through the capabilities of the new identity. Evolution is accomplished by the assimilation of facsimiles.

Past havingness, present havingness and future havingness mark past beingness, present beingness and future beingness and also past action, present action and future action. The past, present and future are established by havingness, but havingness, doingness and beingness alike should be processed as intimately connected in this cycle of action.

Each cycle of action starts with beingness, goes through doingness and ends with havingness. This havingness then acts as beingness in the next cycle of action. This is how evolution takes place.  One simply processes unassimilated experience, wherever it is found in a cycle of action.

The condition of the body itself and its position on the cycle of action as applied to the current life establishes to a large degree the preclear’s attitude toward processing. He will react toward processing much in the manner dictated by the condition of the body and its position on the cycle. The body goes through the stages of creation, growth, conservation, decay and death.

In other words, processing shall appeal more to young, energetic people. It will also appeal to those affected the most by unassimilated experience, especially when they affect the body.

A person in his middle years desires no change and may be difficult to process for that reason, since the auditor is seeking to attain change. A person in the later cycle area will run only succumb material and will actually make an effort to succumb through processing. His incidents are commonly those of grief and loss since these are the manifestations of havingness in decay. He has no hopes of having before him and all of his havingness ordinarily no longer with him from the past.

In processing one should run what is important to the person. Many a time this does not work in Scientology because it takes an inflexible pre-programmed approach.

The thetan going on the wider cycle of the spiral is discovered early on the spiral to be in a high state of creativeness, a little later to be intent upon a growth of havingness. a little later attempting to change to avoid conserving, a little later to be conserving, and then to be intent only on decay and dying, and finally upon death itself. The auditor should differentiate very sharply between the cycle of the spiral as applying to the thetan and the cycle of a lifetime. He may find a very young person who is yet on the later part of a spiral. The body of the young person is still in the state of growth and apparently the person’s life should be hopeful of much having. Yet the behaviour of the person in general is directed almost uniformly towards succumbing. When the thetan is exteriorized from the body, he is found to be listless and certain of the approaching end. He believes that he will be finished entirely at the end of this spiral. He is not normally aware of the fact that he will have another spiral after this; or, if he is, he thinks it will be a shorter spiral— which it will be; but this can be remedied by postulate processing.

Here Hubbard is trying to explain why not all young people may respond equally energetically to Scientology processing. This explanation is interesting, but I believe that enthusiasm shall always be there if one is working on the issues that matter the most to the person.

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FINAL COMMENTS

A cycle of action consists of activity that results in experience and evolution. This havingness has duration. The idea of duration is time.

The cycle may appear as “creation, growth, conservation, decay and death or destruction”. But a cycle simply leads to another cycle. Therefore, “death or destruction” is relative only.

The essential condition of motion is continual change. It continually gathers experience and results in evolution. This process takes place through assimilation in the universal matrix. Only unassimilated facsimiles may persist for a while, but even they get assimilated in due course.

To speed up this process of evolution, one focuses on assimilating facsimiles wherever they are found. Some may assimilate their facsimiles faster than others. It is simply a matter of finding the facsimile that can be run.

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SCN 8-8008: Assist Processing

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 17 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

The heading below is linked to the original materials.

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Assist Processing

An “assist” is the processing given to a recently injured human being or thetan in order to relieve the stress of live energy which is holding the injury in suspension. The direct running-out of the energy contained in the recent facsimile is done by continually running through the incident as though it were just that moment happening to the preclear and recovering from it all his desire to have it and to not have it. And when this has been done to an extent where the energy is desensitized and the injury less painful, the preclear is led to handle it as energy, placing it in different places and times and reversing it and doing other things with it.

The being or “thetan” is best described as the identity of the assimilated mental matrix. The trauma of the injury exists as an unassimilated facsimile. The purpose of assist is to help assimilate the newly formed facsimile due to the injury. This is done by re-experiencing the incident in “slow motion” again and again until the person becomes fully aware of each moment of it and what led to it. The person then identifies the whole facsimile as a unit by placing it in different places, for example, imagining that the incident occurred in a different city at a different time.

The assist is very important, as it can cause an injury to resolve or a person to recover in a fraction of the time which would otherwise be required and, in many cases, it may save the life of the individual and has done so many times in the past. The auditor must know facsimile processing primarily to run an assist and in order to know more about the anatomy of the human mind.

This assist is an activity which handles the shock of the injury and assimilates the facsimile by breaking it down into its fine details. This speeds up the recovery from the injury.

As noted earlier under Terminals, an assist can be rendered by mocking-up the injured part or the scene of injury as two terminals and holding or recreating these mock-ups until the injury abates. While doing this it will be noted particularly that the mock-ups are at first uncontrollable in most cases and then become much more easily controlled. The uncontrollable factor of the mock-ups is answered by this; whenever a pair of mock-ups or a single mock-up misbehaves, which is to say, acts without the specific command of the person getting the mock-up, the person doing the mockup should simply abandon the pair or single mock-up and put into its place again one which is doing what he wants it to do; in other words, a disobedient mock-up or pair of mockups is either put away or moved to the right or left or forced into control, and in its place the individual simply puts a mock-up which is obedient to his control. An auditor should be careful on this point, for an individual getting mock-ups will strain and worry and eventually discover, he thinks, that it is impossible for him to control his mock-ups.

If the person is unable to recall, let him mock up (imagine) the injured part or the scene of injury as to what might have happened. Let him hold on to those mock ups in his mind. Gradually the details shall start to emerge and the mock ups will shift. Let the person continue to mock up newly again and again until he becomes confident of all the details. This should be done naturally and without strain.

Using effort to control one’s mock-ups is of little avail; one simply creates them. Where mock-ups are absent, one will appear if the individual will simply keep putting the thought forward that it will appear. If he puts forward the thought often enough and long enough, he will get such a mock-up. Where he can get only one of a pair of mock-ups, if he will keep putting the second one in it will eventually appear. What one is facing in double terminalling here is so much charge on a single subject that the charge dissipates the mock-up before the mock-up can be adequately perceived. No matter how briefly, when an individual has said a mock-up will be there a mock-up has appeared; that it has disappeared promptly does not mean that he cannot put a second mock-up there. Particular attention should be given to this in assists because an assist is essentially dealing with an injured member or a scene which contains pain.

Pain is the intense confusion in the perceptions of the facsimile. The person imagines the key aspects of the incident in different ways (putting the mock ups side by side) until something makes sense. He then keeps building up the mock ups on what makes sense. This is done systematically with least effort until the injury starts to abate.

In double-terminalling assists it will be found that the preclear becomes ill or in pain in spite of how innocent he may feel it is to hold two terminals out in front of him. The remedy for this is simply to hold the two terminals (or replace them if they disappear or misbehave) until the illness or feeling has abated.

One can handle worries in this fashion. One simply puts up one worry and then duplicates it facing itself out in front of him and the thought discharges against the thought until the worry and the emotion connected with the worry disappear. Thought, emotion, and effort can be dissipated by double-terminalling in this fashion. It is again remarked that this is a limited technique and should not be continued endlessly as an end in itself. Thirty or forty hours of double-terminalling is much more than enough. The route pointed out by Scientology 8-8008 is a better route than double-terminalling. Double-terminalling is relegated to the level of assist and changing one’s state of mind. Double-terminalling doubt against doubt undermines and gets at the bottom of every circuit; thus, it, as a technique, should not be entirely neglected.

On can handle worries in this fashion too. He mocks up the key aspects of the worry in different ways and compares them by putting those mock ups side by side. Certain discharges shall take place. In other words, the person shall start to realize what is really going on.

One simply focuses on an injury or a worry, experiencing it as best as one can, effortlessly without avoiding, suppressing or resisting whatever comes up. It is important that one does not look for answers or be judgmental in any way.

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FINAL COMMENTS

The purpose of assist is to help assimilate the newly formed facsimile due to the injury. This is the trauma. It is handled by re-experiencing the incident in “slow motion” again and again until the person becomes fully aware of each moment and what led to it.

The core of the trauma is its shock. This shock needs to be located first and then details are built around it. The details may be recalled or, otherwise, mocked up. This speeds up the recovery from the injury.

The most important part of recall or mock up is the consistency of the details. The more sense it makes, the more one is confident of what happened. The lesser confusion and pain there is. It means that the facsimile is getting assimilated.

A worry may be handled the same way.

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SCN 8-8008: Facsimiles

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 16 from the book SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008 by L. RON HUBBARD. The contents are from the original publication of this book by The Church of Scientology (1952).

The paragraphs of the original material (in black) are accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.  Feedback on these comments is appreciated.

The heading below is linked to the original materials.

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Facsimiles

The best description of facsimiles is to be found in Electro psychometric Auditing. A facsimile is an energy picture which can be reviewed again.

Usually all perceptions break down into perceptual elements and get assimilated into the mental matrix. Upon recall a memory is recreated from perceptual elements in real time. Such recalls have no charge (tension).

Facsimiles are perceptions that do not get assimilated into the mental matrix because of their charge. They are hooked into the mental matrix as unassimilated nodes. When recalled facsimiles appear as the original pattern of charged experience.

Facsimiles can disperse or flow when addressed by new energy, either exterior to the thetan or from the thetan. Thus the environment can set a facsimile into action or the thetan can set it into action. Homo sapiens is most normally controlled by directing energy at his facsimiles and setting them into action so as to cause him to dramatize facsimiles and training patterns.

The facsimile contains a “one-time logic” fixed in place because of its charge. The “facsimile logic” over-rides the normal logic of the mental matrix when similar circumstances are perceived. This “logic” plays itself out like a recording.

Facsimiles are normally found to be fixed in large number upon ridges.

A facsimile contains more than fifty easily identified perceptions. It also contains emotion and thought.

There are many methods of processing facsimiles.

The charged experience of a facsimile is generally rooted in deeper experiences that are structured around certain efforts, emotions and thoughts.

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From the reference: Electro psychometric Auditing

CHAPTER II: THEORY OF OPERATION

The first thing one should know to understand and operate an E-meter (as Electropsychometers are called by auditors), is the concept of a “Facsimile”.

In Dianetics it is conceived that a memory is a combination of motionlessness, its base material, and motion, the material of which the material universe is built.

This motionlessness is a “static”, a “material” which has neither wave length, space nor time. This static is capable of holding the impression of motion, wave length, space and time.

The entire physical universe is composed of motion. From atoms to mountains, one has only vibrations which, having a pattern in space and time, behave to form gases, fluids and solids. One could say that the physical universe itself was a series of motions, yet in motion, held on a background of motionlessness.

This is a universe of phenomena that may be referenced from a point of no phenomenon (static). The facsimile is a phenomenon of this universe. It is subject to both material and spiritual laws.

Consider a lake. Here the smooth surface mirrors, apparently in three dimensions, the trees and hills, flying birds, even the face of the spectator. Consider the surface the “theta” or thought, the picture in it the motion, Here is a good example of a “facsimile”.

The physical phenomena mirror in the mind as perceptions. These perceptions are stored as a matrix of perceptual elements. The associations of perceptual elements then appear as the mental perceptions of thoughts, memories and imagination.

A human being acts or perceives action in the physical universe. This action is more or less permanently engraved on his “theta”. He has made and stored a FACSIMILE of the physical universe.

Throughout his lifetimes, an individual is perceiving and “storing” facsimiles. Anything he has ever seen or felt or heard or done is stored somewhere and somehow in his “mind”.

Usually all perceptions break down into perceptual elements and get assimilated into the mental matrix. Upon recall a memory is recreated from perceptual elements in real time. Such recalls have no charge (tension).

A facsimile has a double action. It receives and it impresses. Anything which has been perceived and made into a facsimile can be activated and impressed again on the physical universe. One receives motion, one activates a facsimile and impresses motion on his environment. His body is part of his environment. He has perceived what has happened to and what he has done with and to his body. Every action is stored as a facsimile. Now, to accomplish action again he is able to take these stored facsimiles and use them to produce similar circumstances, actions and conditions.

Facsimiles are perceptions that do not get assimilated into the mental matrix because of their charge. They are hooked into the mental matrix as unassimilated nodes. When recalled facsimiles appear as the original (literal) pattern of charged experience.

Those thoughts which contain considerable thought, emotion or effort, including pain, can be called into action once more. When these facsimiles come into action again, they have the power of creating their identical circumstances on the body.

Facsimiles consist of thoughts condensed into emotions and efforts.

Further, any “heavy” facsimile (one containing considerable thought, emotion, effort or pain) can be called into action on the body by another person. Suggest to a person how tired he looks and a “tiredness facsimile” will come into action and he will FEEL TIRED. An old memory of being tired activates at the suggestion of the other person and then an individual feels the primary characteristic of the facsimile—tiredness.

As long as facsimiles are there they can be activated.

A facsimile contains a recording of each perception of which the body is capable, and these number well over half a hundred. Everything and anything which can be formed of motion is included, as an impression, in a facsimile. Weight, light, sound waves, heat, electrical fields and impulses, pressure, the quality of surfaces, all these and many more have their exact duplicates in memory. And when a memory containing anyone of them is brought into “restimulation”, which is to say, recalled into present time, that factor of the facsimile is capable of re-impressing itself upon the physical universe. Memory, you might say, holds physical universe factors in trust and places them again into action on command.

When a facsimile is restimulated the person is reliving the old experience.

A facsimile has, as its primary parts, (made out of the motion of the physical universe) thought, emotion and effort. The pattern of the attention units in the facsimile determine the emotion in part, wave length determines it.

Pain is an attention unit pattern of intense confusion. When a facsimile contains pain, the facsimile is “heavier”, which is to say, contains more compact motion, than other facsimiles. Similarly, a facsimile containing heavy emotion is “heavier” than other facsimiles. A facsimile which contains heavier effort is again more dense than other facsimiles.

Thus, the difference amongst facsimiles. One is dense and confused, another is light and containing even, flowing waves. Another is scarcely discernible, so fluffy is the perception it maintains.

Now you should understand a very important thing about facsimiles. Facsimiles themselves have no weight or wave length, space or time. They have “pictures”, if in full color and motion and depth, of motion in space and time. A facsimile has no “size”. It has no geographical point of storage. It isn’t in a bin or a file or on a shelf or in a cell or connected to some neuron. This fact is adequately demonstrated by very exacting tests.

A facsimile is a raw perception waiting to be assimilated.

However, a facsimile has this ability: it can cause a reaction in the material universe by imposing itself again upon the physical universe.

If you want to test this, now or later when you will be working with your E-meter, place the electrodes in the hands of a person. Then pinch that person. You will see the needle of the E-meter duck. Now tell the person to go back to the moment you pinched him and “feel the pinch again”. He will do so and you will see that the needle ducks just as it did when you first pinched him. In other words, you made a facsimile containing pain when you pinched him. Now you command the facsimile to come back. You see it read again on the meter just as it did when you pinched him. If you make him go through the pinch several times you will find the needle action grows less and less. This, in essence, is a primary principle in Dianetics: that facsimiles exist. It is a prime factor in Dianetic processing that facsimiles can be reduced in intensity.

Facsimiles reduce in intensity as they are experienced again and again.

The entire test of any theory is its workability. And you will find that this theory works, and works so well that it should be called a law. For people become physically and mentally better by using the laws of Dianetics, and there is no other theory or law known on Earth which makes them better.

A facsimile is a “picture” of motion. When the picture comes again into play, it produces motion. When it is not in play, it is not producing motion.

The relative thought, emotion and effort of a facsimile, then, produces, when the facsimile is called into present time, relative thought, emotion and effort on the body and even in the environment.

Some action or motion happens to a person. Whether he is asleep or awake (as you E-meter will prove for you if you ask what happened during sleep or any unconsciousness) that action or motion will be recorded as a facsimile. During the moment of the recording, the body is tense or limp, emotionally charged or careless, under physical strain or without such strain. When the facsimile is recalled into presence, by being attracted by some similar circumstance in the environment, it imposes again upon the body, the same conditions as when it was received—or if only lightly called, a shadow of those conditions.

The E-meter works on a very easily understood principle. It measures the relative density of the body. The relative density is changed as the facsimiles change. The E-meter then registers shifts in thought. And it registers in particular shifts in thought relating closely to the questions asked by the E-meter operator. The operator asks, the facsimiles shift under his asking. The E-meter measures the shift. Thus the mind is read.

As circuits containing facsimiles become activated in the mental matrix, their charge registers on the E-meter.

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FINAL COMMENTS

Usually all perceptions break down into perceptual elements and get assimilated into the mental matrix. Upon recall a memory is recreated from perceptual elements in real time. Such recalls have no charge (tension).

Facsimiles are raw perceptions waiting to be assimilated. They do not get assimilated because of their charge. They are hooked into the mental matrix as unassimilated nodes. When activated as part of a circuit, facsimiles appear as the original (literal) pattern of charged experience. Their charge registers on the E-meter.

The facsimile contains a “one-time logic” fixed in place because of its charge. The “facsimile logic” over-rides the normal logic of the mental matrix when similar circumstances are perceived. This “logic” plays itself out like a recording.

The charged experience of a facsimile is generally rooted in deeper experiences that are structured around certain efforts, emotions and thoughts. This charge can be bled off by bringing it into awareness.

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