Category Archives: Subject Clearing

Introduction to Subject Clearing

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

Subject Clearing is the natural system that helps evolve consciousness. The focus of Subject Clearing is on resolving anomalies so one has a very clear view of what is there. 



We all have studied mathematics. We should have a clear view of the fundamentals of this subject. We should clearly understand the difference between a digit and a number. If we don’t, then we have an anomaly. Let’s check out the following:

If you now have a better understanding of a digit and a number, then you just resolved an anomaly. Some of you may not even have been aware of this anomaly. The fact is: if you have a doubt, a perplexity, or a nagging feeling that there is something missing, then you are definitely confronted with an anomaly.

An ANOMALY is a violation of the sense of oneness, such as, a discontinuity (missing data), an inconsistency (contradictory data), or a disharmony (arbitrary data).

Here is another example: A question that each one of us has probably asked ourselves, is: “Who am I?” It is a discontinuity that disturbs the sense of oneness with nature. This is a very fundamental anomaly. It is a mystery about the human self.

There is a lot of material out there that tries to deal with this anomaly. There are religions, and books on spirituality, yoga, psychology, etc., that try to answer this question. But as long as a confusion exists in your mind, the anomaly is not resolved for you. Take a look at the Glossary of the SELF, especially at the words: self, identity, consciousness, “I” and mental matrix.



The resolution of an anomaly occurs when you spot your postulate, or the assumption, which is keeping the anomaly in place. Once you recognize your postulate or assumption, the anomaly disappears for you.

The mind naturally generates projections when gaps exist in understanding. They stay as assumptions until they are replaced by reality or narrowed into better assumptions. 

Many assumptions in astronomy got clarified with progress in mathematics and after the invention of the telescope. Similarly, assumed causes of illnesses were corrected after the invention of microscope. 



Dr. Winter states in his introduction to DIANETICS, “We should feel free to examine the basic assumptions of any body of knowledge we wish, without fear of committing lese majeste. If any system of thought is going to wither in the light of investigation, it does not deserve the title of Authority.”

The rule in Subject Clearing is:

No past idea or learning in the area of doubt and perplexity is sacrosanct—meaning so “sacred” that you cannot question it.


Subject: Human Condition

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This special glossary is being developed for the subject of HUMAN CONDITION. It is made up of a Key Word List, and a Glossary.



This Key Word List provides a logical arrangement of the key words by their concepts. You may look up the keys words of the glossary in this sequence. Not all the words of the glossary are listed here.

  1. HUMAN (Self, Identity, Consciousness)
  2. CONDITION (Aberration, Psychosomatic Illness, Dianetics, Subject Clearing)
  3. SELF (“I”, Ego, Egotism, Beingness)
  4. IDENTITY (body, mind, Individuality, Life cycle)
  5. CONSCIOUSNESS (Spirit, Soul, Thetan, Ātman, Immortality)
  6. EVOLUTION (Survival, Static Viewpoint, Paramātman, God)
  7. MIND (Senses, Mental Matrix, Assimilation, Perception, Memory, Thought)
  8. MENTAL MATRIX (Analytical Mind, Reactive Mind, Trauma, Facsimile)
  9. FACSIMILE (Anomaly, Arbitrary)

Conclusion: The human condition results from unresolved anomalies. The anomalies are there because of missing knowledge. As knowledge becomes available in the area of doubt and perplexity, one should make every effort to resolve those doubts.

NOTE: This key word sequence and glossary definitions can definitely be improved. In fact, I shall request you to improve upon them.



Please refer to

  1. KHTK Glossary
  2. Technical Dictionary

Additional data shall be added as necessary.


Subject: Human Condition (old)

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This step looks at the human condition through Scientology, which calls itself a science of mind. The bulk of the problems with the human condition are addressed on Grade 4 of Scientology. This grade is called “Ability Release,” and it helps a person move out of fixed conditions and gain abilities to do new things. 

NOTE: The material provided below may remind one of Scientology, but it differs in most respects from standard Scientology. This material is used by a person to subject clear his or her human condition by oneself. The person is not being audited as in Scientology.

The three most important tasks for any science of mind are:

  1. Get the person to be there extroverted in present time.
  2. Get the person to think beyond black and white in shades of gray.
  3. Get the person to assimilate all his sensations and operate with an assimilated mental matrix.

The unassimilated impressions may be called facsimiles because they are literal copies of the sensations received during a trauma. The facsimiles are unknown to the person since they are not assimilated in the mental matrix. These facsimiles insert themselves into the activity of the mental matrix adding their literal interpretations to its computations. Downstream, the corrupted mental computations generate aberrated behavior and psychosomatic illnesses. The handling of aberrations and psychosomatic illnesses requires the assimilation of the facsimiles into the mental matrix. Once their content is assimilated, the facsimiles disappear.

The above is a succinct summary of the mind that further improves upon the Hubbard’s theory of the Reactive mind.

There are heavy, medium and light facsimiles. The heavy facsimiles require the running of sharp efforts, such as those involved in shocks and impacts. These efforts are run only to the point that the emotions are reached. The heavy facsimiles are referred to as engrams in Scientology.

In the medium facsimiles, the emotions are accessible directly. These emotions reflect the degree of conflicted effort in the trauma.  Emotions of apathy, grief, fear, anger, antagonism and boredom, represent the declining degree of conflicted effort. Emotions are run until the underlying thoughts are reached. The medium facsimiles are referred to as secondaries in Scientology. 

In the light facsimiles, thoughts are accessible directly. These thoughts are in confusion and full of anomalies. A person contemplates and meditates on the anomalies to resolve them. When one discovers the arbitrary postulate underlying an anomaly, the conflicts resolve and the facsimile assimilates. One feels relieved and happy. The light facsimiles are referred to as locks in Scientology.

In dealing with facsimiles, one is dealing with heavily compressed thoughts, emotions and sensations that need to be decompressed.

These facsimiles seem to reside in the electromagnetic field within and around the body. This field primarily contains the mental matrix whose characteristics are continuity, consistency and harmony. The facsimiles exist in this field as discontinuities, inconsistencies and disharmonies.

As these old facsimiles are assimilated in the mental matrix the tasks listed above for the science of mind become easier to accomplish.



Facsimile, Service Facsimile, Computation, Justification, Overt Act, Withhold, Motivator, Rightness & Wrongness, Certainty, Fixed Solution, Certainty Processing, Cause Level, Responsibility.



  1. Running a Process Command
  2. “SOURCE” – A Scientology Power Process
  3. “EXISTENCE” – A Scientology Power Process
  4. “CONDITIONS” – A Scientology Power Process



Facsimile is a mental impression that is too jumbled up to be assimilated in the mental matrix. Therefore, it is not available as perception and/or experience. But it exerts a hidden “literal” influence on the functioning of mental matrix. Upon assimilation, the impression reduces to thoughts, emotions and efforts that can be managed. 

This facsimile provides a hidden influence that the person finds useful.  It helps the person use his weakness and disability to his advantage. It provides him with justifications that he can use to escape responsibility. He may use the facsimile to invite sympathy or cooperation from others, for example, by playing as a victim. It makes him right and others wrong. But he is using a fixed method to do so, and that provides the clue to the service facsimile. 

The assimilated data of the mental matrix provides natural thinking that is harmonious, continuous and consistent. But the data from the facsimile, when inserted, generates thinking that has become corrupted. The mental matrix has the awareness of something being wrong but it cannot resolve it because it does not have the content of the facsimile available. The corrupted thinking expresses itself in aberrated behaviors and illnesses. The computations of such corrupted thinking appear as fixations.

When the mental matrix cannot resolve the corruption of thinking that is inserted by the hidden facsimiles, it does its best to come up with the most plausible explanation for the resulting aberrated behaviors and illnesses. Such explanation seems perfectly right to the person making it, but to others it may appear as a justification for the most flagrant wrongness. The person using justification comes across as making himself right and others wrong.

The overt act is part of the aberrated behavior resulting from aberrated thinking. Being irrational an overt act is injurious or harmful in nature, but it appears totally justified to the person committing it.  The person may not know the actual reason why he acted that way. The circumstances may make him feel that he should not have acted that way, at least openly. And so, he may try to restrain himself. This builds up a pressure in him. When a person can clearly see the outpoints in his overt act and confesses to them then he may feel some relief.

A withhold is a lack of confession. Confession is a limited effort to relieve a person of the pressure of his overt acts. It is limited because full acceptance of responsibility can come only from uncovering the hidden facsimile. 

A motivator is what justifies to the person the “rightness” of his overt act. It makes him feel that he was justified to have acted the way he did. The motivator could be something that unknowingly triggered his hidden facsimile to influence his computation.

The over act appears right to the person committing it because it is the best option per his “thinking”. He doesn’t know that his thinking is influenced by the facsimile. Others are under no such influence so they see his overt act as being harmful and injurious.

A person can only be as certain of his solution as the data available to him. So, he can be certain that his “aberrated action” is the right solution. However, certainty improves as more data becomes available. So, the person can be given data that makes him realize that his “aberrated behavior” is injurious to others. But this may not always work. So, he may have to be assisted in processing his facsimiles.

Since it is the same facsimile that is injecting itself into the computations of the mental matrix, it may lead to the same “aberrated solution” time and time again. This may provide a clue to the nature of the facsimile and to the incident that may have caused it.

A person who is uncertain is oscillating between two opposite certainties. He is thinking in black and white terms. We resolve this uncertainty by having him consider the opposite certainties one at a time, until he can see that there can be shades of gray.

Cause level is a person’s ability to see outpoints, even in his own actions. He can then understand better the influence of the unknown facsimile.

Responsibility comes about when one really understands the actual situation, and the plus points and outpoints in it. This allows him to responsibly assume control over it.


Some Grade 4 Processes

The following are some Grade 4 processes of Scientology.

As you work through these processes, you shall uncover anomalies in your past and present, and also in your thinking. Make sure you continue the process until all anomalies brought to your notice during that process are resolved.

  1. Follow the reference Running a Process Command.
  2. You may also use “another” and “others” in place of “you” in the following commands.


“Tell me some things you wouldn’t want to have happen again.” 
“Tell me some things you would like to have happen again.” 

“In this lifetime what have you done?” 
“What haven’t you done?” 

“In this lifetime what overt have you committed?“
“How have you justified it? “

More processes are provided under the Reading Materials section above.


Subject: Enlightenment

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

Looking at Buddha and other spiritual masters we wonder, “What is enlightenment?”

Enlightenment is a deep personal realization of the laws underlying our spiritual nature. It seems that subject clearing (especially steps 7 and 8) may speed up the path to enlightenment.

The key to subject clearing is contemplating over the fundamental concepts in any subject and mediating over personal anomalies (doubts and perplexities) until they resolve. The anomalies are discovered when one places different interpretations of the same concept side by side. This is very apparent when one looks at concepts like God and self from different cultures, religions and philosophies.

One may have certainties in a subject when considering broad concepts; but, as one starts to look deeper, doubts and perplexities may arise. As one resolves these anomalies greater certainties are established; but there are always doubts that carry one’s quest forward. Each time a certainty is established it is a point of enlightenment because one simply lights up. Many such points are minor, but some are major, and finally, there may be a point of enlightenment that simply blows one’s mind. Thus, one may accomplish a lot, and still the quest may continue. It is doubtful if the quest for certainty will ever end.


Key Words

Enlightenment, Contemplate, Concepts, Meditate, Anomaly, Interpretation, Emptiness, Certainty, Light up, …


Reading Materials

  1. The Quest for Certainty
  2. Meditation
  3. The Meaning of Enlightenment
  4. Emptiness



To enlighten is to give intellectual or spiritual light to; instruct; impart knowledge to. There may be a major point of enlightenment, such as, the realization of the laws underlying our spiritual nature, but further enlightenment is always a possibility.

To contemplate is to think studiously, or consider deliberately.

Concept has the basic sense something “taken together,” or conceived through thought or imagination. It is an idea or mental picture of a group or class of objects formed by combining all their aspects.

To meditate is to engage in deep thought or contemplation; reflect. See SUBJECT CLEARING STEP 4—The Discipline of Meditation.

An anomaly is something that is perplexing and leads to some doubt. The anomaly fundamentally consists of

  1. A disharmony,
  2. An inconsistency,
  3. A discontinuity.

To interpret is to explain or translate. Interpretation is the action of explaining the meaning of something.

Emptiness is the ultimate reference point from which all phenomena can be understood objectively without any preconceived notion.

Certainty is a firm conviction that something is the case. It is achieved by resolving all known anomalies. There is no such thing as absolute certainty.

Light up
To brighten with animation or joy, as the face or eyes. One lights up as certainties are established.


Subject: Unwanted Condition

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

Unwanted condition is probably the most intimate subject to clear. An unwanted condition is something that persists and does not go away. It may be described in terms of life events on which the person’s attention dwells often. These life events are often those that are somehow connected to some trauma. It takes a review of related life events to process them completely.

A life events happens in one’s environment. The environment is continually sensed through sense organs. The sensations are continually transmitting to the mind. The mind breaks the sensations down into fine elements. These elements are then assimilated in a mental matrix. Until these sensations are assimilated, there are no perceptions of the environment. Perceptions arise through the process of assimilation.

When a person receives a trauma, the sensations generated are very chaotic as they consist of shock and confusion. Such traumatic sensations are difficult to break down into fine elements in real time. Therefore, they are not assimilated in the mental matrix, and thus, never converted into perceptions. Therefore, unconsciousness occurs during a trauma. The traumatic sensations are placed in a holding area for later processing.

Later, when the mind is considering the situation, the memory reconstructs perceptions from the mental matrix. But the perception of actual trauma is not available. The traumatic sensations are still waiting to be broken down into fine elements and assimilated. Such sensations appear only as pain and discomfort.

Pain and discomfort from unwanted conditions, therefore, are indications of unprocessed traumatic sensations. The processing requires a closer examination of related life events. A life event may be identified as described in the glossary below. 

NOTE #1: In subject clearing, the subject of Unwanted Condition follows the subject of Self, because it is only after some understanding of self can you really start clearing up your unwanted conditions for good.

NOTE #2: The content of this document are just to get you started. You should continue the subject clearing on your own exploring other theories and methods until you achieve the clarity that you are looking for.


Key Words

Unwanted Condition, Environment, Sense Organ, Sensation, Mental Matrix, Perception, Memory, Trauma, Traumatic sensation, Life event, Anomaly, … (Life events as “key words”) …


Reading Materials

  1. Mind: The Matrix Model
  2. The Mind as a Matrix
  3. The Basics of Meditation



Unwanted Condition
These are conditions, such as, anxiety, depression, loneliness, and illnesses that seem to persist. They start to resolve as traumatic sensations are finally assimilated.

The environment is “the aggregate of the conditions in which a person or thing lives”; the natural world.

Sense organ
A specialized bodily structure that senses the environment and conveys those sensations to the mind.

Sensations are generated continuously as the sense organs interact with the environment. The sensations are transmitted to the mind where they are broken down into fine elements. Until then the sensations exist in a literal “picture” form.

Mental matrix
The mental matrix is a knowledge repository where the sensations from the sense organs are assimilated after being broken down into fine elements.  

Perceptions arise only after the sensations from sense organs get assimilated into the mental matrix, and not before.

Memory is a reconstruction of original perceptions from the assimilated matrix elements. Memory is reconstructed automatically when needed for consideration. 

A life event may contain a trauma. The basic sense of trauma is “wound.” The general meaning of trauma is “a body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident.”

Traumatic Sensation 
These are sensations of shock and confusion that are too intense to be assimilated in real time. Therefore, they do not get converted into perceptions and the organism appears to be unconscious for the duration of such sensations. The sensations remain in a holding area in the form of a “literal recording” waiting to be processed.

Pain and Discomfort
Traumatic sensations appear as pain and discomfort until they are assimilated and converted into perceptions.

Life Event
A life event is some event that occurred on which a person’s attention dwells often. There is some anomaly associated with that event that needs to be resolved. A life event may be identified by age, location and season. It may be described by the dominating thought, emotion, effort and the anomaly associated with it. For example,

  1. Age: 3 years and 6 months (03-06), 
  2. Location: New Orleans, 
  3. Season: summer 
  4. Thought: birds 
  5. Emotion: happiness
  6. Effort: running
  7. Anomaly: Attention is fixed on a scene

An anomaly is something that is perplexing and leads to some doubt. The anomaly fundamentally consists of

  1. A disharmony,
  2. An inconsistency,
  3. A discontinuity.


Processing the Unwanted Condition

An unwanted condition may be processed as follows:

  1. Treat the “unwanted condition” as a subject.
  2. Treat the life events related to that unwanted condition as “key words.”
  3. Arrange all related life events in the time sequence that they occurred in your life.
  4. Scan over the anomalies connected with these life events.
  5. Start meditating over the anomalies in the order attention goes to them. See Subject Clearing Step 4.
  6. During the meditation, If more life events come to mind, then add them to the list. 
  7. Continue the meditation until the pain starts to break down into fine elements.
  8. Let the assimilation takes place at which point the details of the trauma shall start to appear.

The unwanted condition resolves as the related traumatic sensations get assimilated in the mental matrix.