You have reached Critic OT level V. Your powerz now exceed the scientologists by a factor of five billion, merely becuase of your innate ability to do what I call, "reason".Fanboy The Great And... wrote:In black magic, you can use other people's souls and lives to empower your rituals, but you quickly reach a point of diminishing returns - something taken never has the power of something freely given, which is the key difference between black and white rotes.
Thanks! I've FINALLY managed to reach a key understanding about Lafayette Ron Hubbard's final decades.
He was offering the souls of the people he managed to fool and their empty vessels in exchange for power - power over the people around him, power to control his own burgeoning insanity, and power to contact the racial memory banks.
He probably reached the banks sometime during/before he passed through the "Wall of Fire." No doubt his question was selfish. Something along the lines of, "How can I live forever?" "How can I ensure my legacy lives on?" "How can I stamp my name into history?" would have been what he looked for.
However, he wasn't 'pure' when he contacted the racial memory; his own perceptions and desires corrupted the impressions he recieved and eventually drove him even more insane and convinced him that the best way to reach his goals was the channeling of power from demonic pacts in exchange for souls/bodies, probably both.
And he went too far.
By all accounts, his SERIOUS deterioration happened in the early '70's - just after the pictures which dot the walls of every org happened. This is a danger with a black magician who goes too far. Black rote is BAD, but it FEELS good. The skill in black magic is not in how well you can use it; it's in how well you can RESIST using it until you need to - and how well you walk the line in judging when your own decision-making process about 'need to' is corrupted.
From this standpoint, it's no wonder that LRH started deteriorating so quickly - he hit the 'wall' whereby his withered soul could no longer accept the power he was offered. Because his sould couldn't accept the power he needed to maintain his physical form, mental state, and network of willing slaves, he frantically offered more and more, insisting as a cover that "expansion is everything, the stats are EVERYTHING." He refused to understand that it was HE who was having the problem, that he would no longer be able to avoid paying the price, that he was 'bringing it in' on himself - he forgot the whole of the law.
There's always a price to be paid, and the harder you try to avoid it, the more it rebounds. If LRH had been able to maintain his control, if he had kept the expansion of Scientology on a pace equal to that in the '50's and '60's instead of expanding it in a frantic attempt to maintain his power , and if he hadn't been betrayed in the end by DM's greed and jealousy, the CofS would probably still be a going concern today.
A bit off-topic in the Manson issue, I know, but it was a sudden cognition and I felt like sharing it.
Congrats, as usual, you will give us no money, your enlightenment shouldn't cost you a dime.
Your needle is wobbling like a ducks butt going backwards down an icy hill. Don't worry, that's a good thing.