SCN 8-8008: Creative Processing

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 44 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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Creative Processing

Standard Operating Procedure for theta clearing is the backbone of processing in Scientology. It is easily followed but the auditor should have an excellent command of all types of processing in order to use it more successfully.

The purpose of theta clearing is to stably exteriorize the thetan. In ordinary language, this means stably extroverting the attention of the person. This is done through Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) described later.

NOTE: SOP focuses on improving the viewpoint of the person. It does not directly address the physical health of the body.

SOP is most easily done and most successfully by an auditor who is a theta clear. Auditors, who are not theta clear, seldom understand it, and a low-toned uncleared auditor who cannot himself leave his body very often acts to pin a preclear inside his body. It is noteworthy that many auditors have been unable to obtain successes with theta clearing before they themselves have been cleared, but immediately after the auditor was cleared, he was successful with each successive case without exception. The fear of some thetans from various causes of leaving the body causes the auditor—who is the thetan—to make other thetans stay in bodies, and it is actually quite dangerous to be audited by auditors who are not theta clears. The process is not dangerous; uncleared auditors are.

A theta clear is a person who is stably extroverted in his attention. To Hubbard this was literally “a thetan existing stably outside the body.” But that is a subjective belief only. Hubbard is essentially observing that an introverted auditor cannot help another person extrovert. This problem is avoided by the person auditing himself through the medium of mindfulness meditation.

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FINAL COMMENTS

Hubbard’s auditing uses the model set up by psychoanalysis. In this model a practitioner audits a person.  Buddha’s model of mindfulness meditation, however, does not require a practitioner.  It bypasses the problem of practitioners who are not up to the task.

Auditing, however, is a valuable contribution by Hubbard, which is likely to improve the effectiveness of mindfulness meditation.

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SCN 8-8008: Postulate Processing

Reference: SCIENTOLOGY 8-8008

This paper presents Section 43 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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Postulate Processing

Actually energy is produced by the thetan simply by postulating that it will be in existence. What he says will be so, becomes so for him; if he becomes extremely powerful, it becomes so for others. This condition has been misused by most thetans who, often in the past, have been afraid of making postulates that will come true. They believe that if they say a thing will happen, it will then happen—to such an extent that they now revulse against stating anything will happen.

A postulate is something that a person believes in with total conviction. It may arise from an agreement, or from an evaluation, or it may just be arbitrary. A postulate influences a person’s thinking and efforts. Misuse of the power to postulate has made people averse to making postulates.

Another aberrative condition with regard to postulates is that for the sake of randomity, the thetan at some time or another has set up the postulate that every time he makes a postulate a reverse postulate will occur which he will not know about, in such a way that he can “play chess with himself” without spoiling the game by knowing what his left hand is doing when his right makes the move.

A person can be inhibited from making postulates, if he does not know all his existing postulates and gets surprising results when he makes a postulate.

It is not true that postulates have to be located all through the facsimiles and worn out by repetition. It is just as easy to make new postulates: but first one must recover from the depths to which his postulates have taken him. The most dangerous postulates are those postulates where one decided to agree with something which would become aberrative.

A person need not grind away to get rid of an aberrative postulate. He may simply make a new postulate. But first he must recover from the depths to which his aberrative postulate took him down to by understanding what happened.

You can see by examining any facsimile in the preclear related to an accident that the most aberrative things in that facsimile are what the preclear himself decided.

The most aberrative postulate is one that the person himself decided, and not just agreed with.

Postulates are accompanied by evaluations and conclusions. It is often possible to “loosen” a postulate by discovering to the preclear why he made it, or what data he was using at the time.

A person can “loosen” a postulate by discovering why he made it, and what data he was using at that time.

As a preclear becomes very aberrated and believes himself to be more and more MEST, his postulates become as unwieldy to use as actual objects, and he finds them as difficult to change as objects.

A person who has become very aberrated treats his postulates as if they are material objects.

When doing creative processing and moving objects and energy in created space and time, the preclear is doing this by making postulates. It comes as a shock to some preclears that they are handling time by shifting space. One handles time by simply saying that he had a thing and now he does not have it, or that he will have or will view a thing in the future. One does not shift time by shifting space, nor does one continue to look at something he has put into the past. He says it is in the past and so it becomes in the past.

In creative processing, a person is moving objects and energy by postulates. This is actually handling time. There is the action of putting things in past or future.

When the thetan is unable to handle postulates about time, the auditor should ask him about some MEST universe incident such as breakfast, and then enquire how he remembered that he had breakfast, and if he will have something to eat on the morrow, and then how he knows he will have something to eat on the morrow. He does not look at his breakfast to find out if he had breakfast, he knows that he ate breakfast; and he does not go into tomorrow to find out if he will probably eat on the morrow, he knows—or, at least, believes it possible—that he will eat on the morrow. Moving time, as in any other postulate. is knowingness not viewingness. An object goes into the past in the same space as it was in, in the present; and in the future may be in the same space as it was in in the past. The space does not change the condition of havingness changes, and one estimates this by some degree of knowingness.

When a person cannot put things in past or future, have him remember a past incident and ask him how he knows it is in the past. Similarly, if he knows something will happen in the future, how does he know it? Postulate requires knowingness. It is not just viewingness. An object may remain in the same space while being moved into past or future. It is a change in havingness.

The entire subject of postulates is the subject of certainty and self-belief. That preclear who has a low self-belief finds it difficult first, to make a postulate which he will believe and second, to undo one he has made. Creative processing and postulate processing alike remedy this.

Postulate has to do with total conviction.

Rising-scale processing is another way of doing postulate processing. One takes any point or column of the Chart of Attitudes as given in this text, which the preclear can reach, and asks the preclear then to shift his postulate upwards toward a higher level.

In order to do this the auditor says, “Now, on the subject of rightness and wrongness, how wrong do you think you generally are?” The preclear tells him. The auditor says, “How high can you shift this attitude toward believing yourself right?” The preclear shifts the attitude as high as he can. The auditor takes this as the next level from which he will work upward until he attains as nearly as possible a postulate which will “hold” to the effect that the preclear believes himself right. Rising-scale processing should not be confused with the processing of flows. One can process all these columns in terms of flows. Rising-scale processing is simply a method of shifting postulates upward toward optimum from where the preclear believes he is on the chart. Rising-scale processing is essentially a process directed toward increasing belief in self by using all the “buttons” on the Chart of Attitudes.

The above are the instructions for Rising-scale processing. One is establishing one’s convictions on a gradient basis. One should be able to do it oneself in a meditation session.

The preclear is generally found to be quite uncertain about his postulates. He does not know whether or not what he says will take effect or, if he says it and if it takes effect, if it will not rebound upon him. He becomes afraid to make postulates for fear he will make some postulate destructive to himself or others and may even discover himself making postulates to convince himself he should be ill.

It takes time to establish the conviction of a postulate. In science, a postulate is tested thoroughly before it is accepted. This should be the same in life. Testing allows one to discover the inconsistencies and correct them.

One has to tell oneself what to be before one is. Recovery of this ability is the essence of processing a thetan.

One must postulate a certain beingness before one can be that.

Postulate processing is a very vital process to apply to the thetan: when he is exteriorized, he can change his postulates rapidly. If he finds himself thinking slowly and doing other things which are not optimum when he is outside, one can better his situation and condition by asking him to change postulates.

A person can postulate very successfully when he is exteriorized. “Being exteriorized” means that the person’s attention is completely extroverted.

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FINAL COMMENTS

Here Hubbard is focusing on postulates rather than on facsimiles. A postulate means creating a thought with total conviction. If one can do this, one can change his condition rather effortlessly.

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The Sructure of Electron

ReferenceA Logical Approach to Theoretical Physics

There is quite a bit of experimental data obtained about the phenomenon that is referred to as a single electron. But all this data is mathematical. Problem lies in interpreting this data with proper reality.

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Particle or Wave

We are not even sure if the electron is a particle or a wave. On this determination depends the correct interpretation of the rest of data about electron. Mathematical numbers don’t mean much even if you give them the labels like spin, charge, etc., because none of these labels have been clearly defined.

The problem lies in the fact that “substance” is defined for matter only and not for the constituents of the atom of matter. The substance of atom is thought of as having a constant density. It is supposed that there is no substance if it doesn’t meet certain arbitrary criterion of density as “matter”.

The fact of the matter is that the substance can have decreasing density without limit. Substance starts out as atomic matter; but it acts more like a non-atomic fluid inside the atom as its density decreases. This is the case with the electronic substance.

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Particle is the Substance

An electron is not rigid and structured like the nucleus. The substance density of electron is 1840th of the proton or the neutron. The electron as a “particle” is moving very fast and its center of mass cannot be determined. Since there is no center of mass to differntiate electrons as particles, all electrons form a fluid-like continuum that is flowing extremely fast.

A very fast flowing fluid acquires wave-like characteristics. This answers the wave-particle question about the electron. An electron is a particle because it has substance. It does not necessarily exist as a discrete (single) particle in space.

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Energy is the Waving Substance

All interactions in chemistry or in quantum mechanics have precise energy values. This discreteness of energy values does not mean that substances involved are discrete particles in space. Therefore, a continuum of electronic fluid can have discrete energy values of interactions.

Discrete value of interaction is what Einstein called “energy particle”. This doesn’t mean that electrons and photons are discrete entities in space. Both electrons and photons form a continuum of substance as a non-atomic fluid, yet they have discrete energy values of interaction.

This wave-particle confusion has been the greatest inconsistency in the science of physics. It arises because of the substance-energy confusion as outlined above. Unfortumately, this confusion entered the science through Einstein’s 1905 paper on Liqht Quanta, where he said,

“According to the assumption considered here, when a light ray starting from a point is propagated, the energy is not continuously distributed over an ever increasing volume, but it consists of a finite number of energy quanta, localised in space, which move without being divided and which can be absorbed or emitted only as a whole.”

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Einstein’s Real Discovery

The most important discovery of Einstein is that light is not a motion in some arbitrarily considered stationary aether; instead light is a substance that is moving at an extremely rapid rate. It is this extreme rapid movement, which imparts wave characteristics to light and electrons.

Light is an extremely fast moving waving substance.

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Substance and Relativity

ReferenceA Logical Approach to Theoretical Physics

Space and time are not the primary concepts in science. Space appears as the external characteristic of size, and the internal characteristic of force. Time appears as the external characteristic of velocity, and the internal characteristic of duration. Therefore, space and time are the characteristics of some primary concept.

The primary concept of this universe is aether (substance).

NOTE: The 19th century concept of “stationary aether” was discredited, and correctly so. There is no stationary and uniform aether. But there is aether in the original sense of substance. Currently physics narrowly identifies the word “substance” with matter. Light is not matter, but, more correctly, light is a substance.

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Aether as Substance

From ancient times, aether has denoted the ‘substance that permeated the cosmos’, from which the stars and planets were made. Aether expresses itself as light and the stars that shine so brightly. As shown in the last chapter, aether may be presented as the following spectrum of substance.

  1. Black Hole material
  2. Nuclear matter
  3. Electronic particles
  4. Gamma radiation
  5. X-ray radiation
  6. Ultraviolet radiation
  7. Visible radiation
  8. Infrared radiation
  9. Terahertz radiation
  10. Microwave radiation
  11. Radio waves
  12. Gravity
  13. Space
  14. Void
  15. Emptiness

Emptiness is the reference point for all phenomena. Void is the reference point for the physical phenomena only. Anything that can be detected physically is substance with innate force. For example, light can be detected; therefore, light is a substance with innate force. Once there is force there is also momentum and energy, but those are secondary concepts.

The primary concept is the innate force of substance. Substance of minimum density appears as space. Substance of maximum density appears as matter.

Aether is correctly interpreted as SUBSTANCE that has the innate characteristic of FORCE. Substance is not limited to matter.

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The Scale of Substance

Minimum density represents the flimsiest of force fields. As density increases this force field gets stronger and appears as electromagnetic fluid. The density of this “fluid” increases with frequency until it forms the electronic “particles” inside the atom. The density of these “particles” increases very rapidly inside the atom to form the material nucleus. Parallel to increasing density is the increasing duration of substance.

The physical substance starts with space and ends in matter. This gives us a scale of substance.

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Einstein’s Relativity

Einstein’s theory of Relativity looks at this scale from the viewpoint of matter. It gives us a scale of velocity increasing from matter to light. From this viewpoint, the speed of the flimsiest of force fields shall be the highest reaching an infinite value for space.

Einstein’s theory, however, interprets space shrinking and duration increasing with increasing velocity. This means that density increases with increasing velocity. This contradicts the logical view given above. The theory of relativity also contradicts the fact that as the velocity increases, the size of the quantum particle increases also.

The interpretation of Einstein’s theory of relativity is quite opposite to the reality of this primary concept as the scale of substance.

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Einstein’s Mathematical Object

ReferenceA Logical Approach to Theoretical Physics

Einstein replaced the classical concept of stationary aether of uniform density by a mathematical object that is neither stationary nor in motion, and which has no substance. If correct results are obtained from the mathematics of relativity, then Einstein’s mathematical object is likely equivalent to a fast moving substance of variable density.

The general notion of substance is anything that can be felt or detected because it has “innate force”. The substance may, therefore, be expressed as matter, the flowing electronic fluid, or the rapidly traveling light. Even the far reaching gravitational force may be classified as substance.

Einstein replaced the classical concept of stationary aether of uniform density by a mathematical object of no substance.

NOTE: The 19th century concept of “stationary aether” was discredited, and correctly so. There is no stationary and uniform aether. But there is aether in the original sense of substance. Currently physics narrowly identifies the word “substance” with matter. Light is not matter, but, more correctly, light is a substance.

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The Original Aether

The word aether denoted the ‘upper atmosphere’ and by extension the ‘substance that permeated the cosmos,’ from which the stars and planets were made. The word substance denoted the ‘essence’ of something substantial; and the word cosmos denoted ‘order’ pointing to the orderliness of creation. Aether, in this sense, is the substance of this universe. Aether then expresses itself as light and also as the stars that shine so brightly.

The original aether may be described by the following spectrum of substance:

  1. Black Hole material
  2. Nuclear matter
  3. Electronic particles
  4. Gamma radiation
  5. X-ray radiation
  6. Ultraviolet radiation
  7. Visible radiation
  8. Infrared radiation
  9. Terahertz radiation
  10. Microwave radiation
  11. Radio waves
  12. Gravity
  13. Space
  14. Void
  15. Emptiness

The material objects are described in terms of their mass. The electromagnetic substance is described in terms of its frequency. Matter at the upper end is made up of very high frequencies. Space at the lower end denotes very low frequency. As frequency approaches zero we approach the void.

The physical substance thins out continually from Black hole to Emptiness.

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Substance and Geometry

Accompanying the idea of substance is the mathematical abstraction of geometry. Space represents the boundaries of matter. Void represents the boundaries of all substance.

The centers of mass of material bodies are represented by geometrical points. The centers “touch” each other through their intervening force, represented by geometrical distances.

The geometric distances are filled with forces and substances of variable density. The variable density is represented by interplay of durations, or motion.

The fourth dimension is not time but “duration” of substance, which may be represented objectively by mass density (or force density).

Each point in a space-duration reference frame has three spatial dimensions and a dimension of duration represented by density, frequency or inverse of velocity. This tells us that distances shall be much shorter if all densities are uniform and equal to the density of matter.

The space-duration reference frame is a more objective representation of the mathematically subjective space-time reference frame of Einstein.

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