Scientology's Übermensch: Homo Novis

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Scientology's Übermensch: Homo Novis

Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:22 pm

Hubbard wrote about his Übermensch, the Homo novis many times throughout his literature. For obvious reasons, Scientology wants to avoid a public airing of this important topic.
SuzanneMarie wrote:Look at what I wrote. " --in all the years I've been in CoS, I've never once heard a Scientologist use the term 'homo novis.'"

Don't twist it around. Look at it. What does it say?

I've been a Scientologist longer than you. I've been a Scientologist longer than most of the people on this board have been alive. I've done scads of courses and services at different orgs and missions over the years. I've known public, staff, and SO people for years and years. And I've never once heard a Scientologist use the term 'homo novis.'

Yes, I know LRH used the term once in one of his early publications.

That isn't the issue. The issue is, do Scientologists think of themselves as 'homo novis' rather than human?

I never met even one who did. And John Peeler still hasn't answered my question about it, because I caught him misrepresenting this issue just as so many other critics do.
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Understanding what he meant by Homo novis is, I believe, a good way to get a grip on the Scientology brainwash. Although some of the definitions were posted in another thread, I'll repost them here for convenience.

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:HOMO NOVIS, 1. Homo man, novis new. (BCR, p. 12) 2 . a theta-animated mest body possesed of new and desirable attributes; a mest clear, a good, sane rational mest being about a skycraper higher than Homo sapiens. (HOM, p. 40) 3 . the Second Stage Release is definitely Homo novis. The person ceases to respond like Homo sapiens and has fantastic capability to learn and act. (HCOB 28 Jun 65)

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:HOMO SAPIENS, 1. a mest body, w whether it belongs to the race of man or the race of ants is yet but an animated vegetable. Given a theta being to guide it, it becomes part of a composite such as Homo sapiens. By itself, the body would live, walk around, react, sleep, kill, and direct an existence no better than that of a field mouse, or a zombie. Put a theta being over it and it becomes possessed of ethics and morals and direction and goals and the ability to reason; it becomes this strange thing called Homo sapiens. (HOM, p. 42)

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:NORMAL, type of case. The so-called normal is used here to be at around 2 .5 to 3 .0 on the tone scale. He is partially extroverted, partially introverted. He spends considerable time with his calculations. He evaluates slowly even when he has the data, and then postulates without realizing too much about his postulation. He has much in the past which he does not care to recall. He has much in his present which gives him concern. His future goals are rather well nullified by future fears. He is Homo sapiens. He is in terrible condition, taken from the viewpoint of Homo novis. He is in excellent condition from the viewpoint of past “ologies.”(AP&A, p. 37)

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Second Stage Release. Power Process Release. This is very stable and should be called a Second Stage Release or a Power Release to be technically exact. You can run only power processes on a First Stage Release. These knock out all factors of the track that force a person back into the R6 bank and leave the person able to go into or get out of the R6 bank easily. This second stage release is definitely Homo novis. The person ceases to respond like a Homo sapiens and has fantastic capability to learn and act. (HCOB 28 Jun 65)
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:24 pm

Advanced Procedures and Axioms by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:The difference between homo sapiens and homo novis is that homo sapiens is uniformly using a service facsimile or the whole chain and does not realize that he is using it but explains it as disease or mental illness or psychosomatic illness, while homo novis is not using the service facsimile and knows what he can occasion with himself.

In relatively skilled hands it is a 25 to 50 hour process to advance a homo sapiens to a homo novis. This compares to a 200 to a 2,000 hour process of running engrams. The engrams do not need to be run but become ineffective when the determinism to have them is cleared away. Justice and injustice should be kept in mind throughout the process.

[...]

The so-called normal is used here to be at around 2.5 to 3.0 on the tone scale. He is partially extroverted, partially introverted. He spends considerable time with his calculations. He evaluates slowly even when he has the data, and then postulates without realizing too much about his postulation. He has much in the past which he does not care to recall. He has much in his present which gives him concern. His future goals are rather well nullified by future fears. He is homo sapiens. He is in terrible condition, taken from the viewpoint of homo novis. He is in excellent condition from the viewpoint of past "ologies". He controls some of his environment but is mainly controlled by that environment. He is somewhat of a liability in interpersonal relations, demanding ARC and feeling he cannot live without it. He understands that he understands some things.

Note: The first two paragraphs in the excerpt above are omitted from APA (c) 1989 L. Ron Hubbard Library. The paragraph beginning "The so-called normal..." remains in the 1989 edition.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:26 pm

Book of Case Remedies (c) 1991 L. Ron Hubbard Libary wrote:Release Differs from Clear

So OT was the state of beingness.

Release was a gradient condition. (A gradual bettering.) During studies of the past year, all this disentangled and became understood, and for the first time was easy to express.

Release is not a gradient up to OT. Release is a gradient up to Homo novis only. Homo(man) novis (new). This is a desirable improvement. Very desirable for anyone.

An entirely new thing has to be done to make an Operating Thetan.

But one had to know how to make one to find out about one. And Routine 6, the process that makes an OT, starts, really, at Homo novis. Certainly Routine 6 runs best on a Homo novis. The proof is that those Scientologists who have been pretty well cleared don’t have any trouble at all with Routine 6; and those who haven’t been cleared, and particularly those who have had few gains in processing, have a pretty awful time of it with Routine 6. They get a bit along with it, but it’s like watching a pygmy wrestle with an elephant.
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Commands: Part l “Tell me a lie”.

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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:28 pm

Dianetics Today by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Take Dianetics. Dianetics can be chopped "to save time." First feeble flutter of an F/N, no cognition, no VGIs, auditor barking "Did it erase? Did it erase?" Final result, no real gain. There goes the subject. Half an hour to run the chain, no extra thirty seconds for the real F/N, the cognition the VGIs.

So one wastes a result for the sake of saved time.

It is a symptom of the age that there is no time. But "omitted time" is a basic insanity.

That a body lives only about 70 years puts an awful limit on Man.

Man's empires endure at most only about 300 years if that.

Seventy years is not enough time to make a real career and 300 years is not enough time to even groove in a civil service.

Man pays for it with poor lives and rotten governments. But it doesn't take 70 years or 300 years to process a pc. A year maybe up to homo novis. A few years to OT. Even traveling it casually slow.

Twenty-five hours to repair someone's life and 50 to 100 hours to get him up to no somatics with Dianetics is pretty satisfactorily fast.

What does this take? A week to repair. Two to four weeks for full Dianetics. At 25 hours a week. That's very little.

And it's enough to tell him to get trained so he can have all he wants.

When speed is the consideration, not results, you get a very cheap camera or car. And you can expect it to fall apart very soon. You also get a cheap reputation.

We are in the Leica and Cadillac and Rolls Royce product class without trying.

We've learned all this the hard way. So let's not let it go unheeded.

The place to handle the situation is with C/Sing.

And to gain the cooperation of C/Ses to make results real results by insisting that speed is the fast road to poverty in the long run.

If the C/S burden is too heavy, start pushing training. Then you'll get help.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:31 pm

History of Man by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:I began search into the back track of mankind some years ago. There was no actual knowledge of it in existence. There were numberless superstitions, countless guesses, as many theories in favour of one thing as in favour of another. People believed, some of them, that man had lived before. They had no proof. Others believed that Man was born innocent and died and went to a place called Hell. Most believed that when you had lived once, that was all, fellow.

Such a number of conflicting theories must have truth in them. It became my business to discover, against considerable odds, that truth.

In the first place, there was something wrong with man. An animal such as a cat, even a reptile, a lizard, had habit patterns which carried him through his early days. Not man. Why not? As usual, a lot of vagueness answered this. The very schools of ‘thought’ that said man was just another animal bogged utterly on why it was that babies, the young of this very intelligent animal, are much more stupid than kittens. That was only one thing wrong with man that wasn’t explained.

The further one investigated, the more one came to understand that here, in this creature Homo sapiens, were entirely too many unknowns. People who suddenly, out of no observable training, begin to speak foreign tongues, men who ‘seem to remember having been here before,’ strange yearnings in people for various parts of the country or the world or the stars of which they have no actual knowledge, such things are routine puzzles.

[...]

Who is the preclear? He is the theta being.

How does one really de-aberrate and clear a preclear? By clearing the theta being.

By running genetic entity incidents, by cleaning up present life, by running “past deaths,” the auditor can get rid of psychosomatics by the bale for the preclear. The auditor can practically rebuild the body. He can clarify thought by taking away pains restimulated by thinking. He can do a thousand marvels never before possible here on Earth—or anywhere else for that matter.

But when he has done all these things, often at great labour, what does he have? He has a composite being, good enough to be called Homo novis—a theta-animated MEST body possessed of new and desirable attributes. That doesn’t mean he has the preclear cleared. That doesn’t mean that he has located the preclear for the preclear and restored an ultimate self-determinism. It means the auditor has done well. The auditor has made what we are calling a MEST clear, a good, sane, rational MEST being about a skyscraper higher than Homo sapiens. But in that Homo sapiens is a pretty horrible thing to be, this isn’t good enough, not nearly good enough.

This Homo novis is limited in his self-determinism by all the economic and social restrictions of an aberrated society. He is not free of food, clothing or shelter. He dies when you get him too cold, he perishes when the oxygen content drops too low. He is living in a tolerance band which keeps him cramped to the face of one second-rate planet in a tenth-rate system, prey to all the ill will that blows. Is this being free or self-determined? Maybe he is good enough to overlord his fellows into a security for himself never before possible. But that is his only real route towards security. He must fight and command for his three squares, he must use police protection in order to keep himself free of bullet holes and bumper marks. Compared to a Homo sapiens, Homo novis is very high and godlike. Compared to a truly self-determined being, Homo novis is an ant ready to die under anybody’s mis-step.

This universe is a rough universe. It is a terrible and deadly universe. Only the strong survive it, only the ruthless can own it. Given one weak spot a being cannot long endure it for this universe will search it out and enlarge it and fester and probe it until that weak spot is a festering wound so large that the being is engulfed by his own sores.

Fighting this battle for survival, and fight it he must, a being in the MEST universe cannot seem to afford decency or charity or ethics; he cannot afford any weakness, any mercy. The moment he does he is lost—for he is surrounded by chilled, coarse rock and molten energy which, no matter the state of aberration of his social surroundings, will engulf him instantly that he ceases to obey the very least laws of MEST.

This is a universe of force. It is not a universe of reason. Brutal, unthinking, without decency or mercy, MEST force awaits with punishment any being with any weakness. The possession of a MEST body is a liability for through that body the being can be given pain, can be regimented by the routine demands of eating and care from harm until at the very, very highest he can be but a puppet dancing to the spin of some unthinking planet under the strong glare of a remote and careless sun. Under these conditions a being burdened with care and liability of a body, made uncertain by an unknowingness, bows to strange and non-existent gods, resorts to terrible make-shifts in lieu of justice, cringes before the mightier bomb, the sharper blade.

You have examined an engram. A standard engram is simply the collision of the body with the MEST universe with sufficient impact to produce the confusion of attention known as "unconsciousness."

Should you care to make a test, just run “care of the body” as a total therapy. You will discover that by running out the postulates of a preclear about his body and its care and his injunctions and insistences to others that they care for their bodies, you can produce soaring changes in tone. An entire book can be written concerning this therapy. An entire book has been written about it—the first in Dianetics. This therapy could be styled, “The efforts of a theta being to reconcile the frailty of a MEST body with the ethics of a theta being.” They do not reconcile, these two. Schopenhauer, Zeno and names without number in philosophy have been trying to make this reconciliation for aeons. One says, “Defeat it all and die, for only by dying can you defeat it.” Another says, “You can’t win, therefore the only victory is in refusing to try to win.”

Christianity and a million other -anities have struggled with this problem and the result is a potpourri of answers, none of which reconcile the problem. You have a soul—it goes off somewhere, you don’t know about it. You are a soul, you don’t know about it.

Today we live in a vast cult called “Worship the body”. Medical doctors, school teachers, parents, traffic officers, the whole society unites into this war-cry, “Care for the body.” This stems from the ignorance that the body is all that one has, that he will have just one body, that his total devotion is the care of that body.

A body is a vegetable. It is not even a sentient vegetable for it lacks perception in the whole theta range. Like any vegetable it grows from seed and has habit patterns which help it survive. And, like any vegetable, one way or another, it gets used by others.

Early theta beings saw MEST bodies acting and being as though they were self-motivated. This was a curiosity. The early theta being did not know that these MEST bodies depended wholly for their wits under the guidance of a decayed theta being. The bodies looked like entities of considerable force and skill. The theta beingness of them was hidden and unapparent. Thus even theta beings have been fooled by MEST bodies.

A MEST body, whether it belongs to the race of man or the race of ants is yet but an animated vegetable. Given a theta being to guide it, it becomes part of a composite such as Homo sapiens: here we have a theta being, decayed into unknowingness, devoted to the care of a MEST body. The “I” of this body, the actual volition of it, all its wits and skills are theta things derived from the guidance of a theta being. By itself the body would live, walk around, react, sleep, kill, and direct an existence no better than that of a field mouse or a zombie. Put a theta being over it and it becomes possessed of ethics and morals and direction and goals and the ability to reason; it becomes this strange thing called Homo sapiens, a being above animals and yet an animal.

Give this MEST body a psychotic theta being and you get a sort of Frankenstein’s monster. Give this MEST body a nearly unconscious theta being and you get a zombie.

The body is a carbon-oxygen engine which runs at 98.6° F. The theta being is the engineer running this engine in a Homo sapiens. There is already an entity running this engine, the GE, but there is here only a total devotion to avoiding pain, seeking survival factors of the meanest sort, begetting new MEST bodies. Every cell in that body has its own theta, the GE is theta. A theta being is something else entirely.

In the first place, the theta being came into being without the need of a MEST body, without the need of motors. It is close to a perpetual motion picture machine in that it can create energy and impulses. It thinks without facsimiles, it can act without experience, it can know simply by being. When we have talked of optimum performance in Dianetics or Scientology, we have talked about the actual top level capabilities of the theta being, not the capabilities of the MEST being. Early work in Dianetics treats of the composite called Homo sapiens and treats that composite for what it is, an identity of several parts which act in greater or less coordination. You can go right on treating this composite being as a unit, you can go right on treating him and getting results for which you will be praised. But you must know that you are not treating the actual identity when you treat the MEST body—you are furthering a composite and actually you are subscribing to the International Cult called “Care of the Body.”

You can, at your own choice, go on living with and processing this composite known as Homo sapiens and create Homo novis. You can use Dianetics to make hitherto impossible strides. But be advised that in this choice you are living with paradoxes which no philosopher in all the ages ever reconciled—the injustice of death, the depravity of human beings as in Plato, the penalty of assisting another, the impossibility of having good ARC and survival too, the liability of being kind and merciful and every “unanswerable” religious paradox known. You, by persisting in yesterday’s reality are persisting then in problems which have never been resolved with the factors accepted. You are demanding of a MEST-theta composite that he be self determined when every zephyr from a hard universe contains death for him and can turn him like a top; you are demanding that he be “careful” when his only salvation is to be carefree, you are saddling him with all the unanswered riddles of an aberrated life in an aberrated world. And you are condemning a preclear to the dwindling spiral— for the theta being as part of the composite decays fast and soon dies forever in the rigid apathy of MEST.

Thus this data is given you. In lieu of this data the only thing which could be given man is the answering salute to the gladiators—they who are about to die.

As an auditor, the choice is yours to make—the paradoxes or the answer. I would not give you this data unless it can be demonstrated on any preclear with ease. And I would not give it to you unless you needed it.

Here it is.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:32 pm

HCOPL 5 May 1965 Issue 1 Classification, Gradation and Awareness Chart by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:THE BRIDGE
This is the famous bridge mentioned at the end of Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health.

It is now complete and is functioning. The being enters it from somewhere in the minus regions as a Beginning Scientologist and moves on up. At about Grade 11 he has definitely reached Homo novis. He becomes a RELEASE somewhere between II and V. And he becomes CLEAR at the top of
VI. The state of Operating Thetan is attained above VI and is a Grade VII.

For man to have this at all is quite remarkable. He never had it before since we find him improving but still, on the average well below -4.

By following this chart one can make RELEASE and then CLEAR.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:49 pm

Scientology republished Hubbard's The Limitations of Homo novis in Technical Bulletins Volume II, pp. 146-148, (c) 1991 L. Ron Hubbard Library. I'm posting the full article here, in the public interest.
Journal of Scientology Issue 17-G June 1952 by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:The Limitations of Homo Novis
J of S Editor’s foreword: L. Ron Hubbard pulled no punches when he wrote these words, first published early in 1952. The importance of theta clearing could not be more clearly or vigorously described.

The theta being is the principal target of the auditor.

The preclear is the theta being.

A Homo novis is limited in his self-determinism by all the economic and social restrictions of an aberrated society. He is not free of the need for food, clothing or shelter. He dies when you get him too cold, he perishes when the oxygen content drops too low. He is living in a tolerance band which keeps him cramped to the face of one second-rate planet in a tenth-rate system, prey to all the ill will that blows. Is this being free or self determined? Maybe he is good enough to overlord his fellows into a security for himself never before possible. But that is his only real route toward security. He must fight and command for his three squares, he must use police protection in order to keep himself free of bullet holes and bumper marks. Compared to a Homo sapiens, Homo novis is very high and god-like. Compared to a truly selfdetermined being, Homo novis is an ant ready to die under anybody’s misstep.

This universe is a rough universe. It is a terrible and deadly universe. Only the strong survive it, only the ruthless can own it. Given one weak spot a being cannot long endure, for this universe will search it out and enlarge it and probe it until that weak spot is a festering wound so large that the being is engulfed by his own sores.

Fighting this battle for survival, and fight it he must, a being in the MEST universe cannot seem to afford decency or charity or ethics; he cannot afford any weakness, any mercy. The moment he does he is lost—for he is surrounded by chilled, coarse rock and molten energy which, no matter the state of aberration of his social surroundings, will engulf him the instant that he ceases to obey the very laws of MEST.

This is a universe of force. It is not a universe of reason. Brutal, unthinking, without decency or mercy, MEST force awaits with punishment any being with any weakness.

The possession of a MEST body is a liability, for through that body the being can be given pain, can be regimented by the routine demands of eating and care from harm until at the very, very highest he can be but a puppet dancing to the spin of some unthinking planet under the strong glare of a remote and careless sun. Under these conditions a being, burdened with the care and liability of a body, made uncertain by an unknowingness, bows to strange and nonexistent gods, resorts to terrible makeshifts in
lieu of justice, cringes before the mightier bomb, the sharper blade.

You have examined an engram. A standard engram is simply the collision of the body with the MEST universe with sufficient impact to produce the confusion of attention known as “unconsciousness.”

Should you care to make a test, just run “care of the body” as a total therapy. You will discover that by running out the postulates of a pc about his body and its care and his injunctions and insistences to others that they care for their bodies you can produce soaring changes in tone. An entire book can be written concerning this therapy. An entire book has been written about it—the first book in Dianetics. This therapy could be styled, “The efforts of a theta being to reconcile the frailty of a MEST body with the ethics of a theta being.” They do not reconcile, these two. Schopenhauer, Zeno and names without number in philosophy have been trying to make this reconciliation for eons. One says, “Defeat it all and die, for only by dying can you defeat it.” Another says, “You can’t win, therefore the only victory is in refusing to try to win.”

Christianity and a million other -anities have struggled with this problem, and the result is a pot-pourri of answers, none of which can reconcile the problem. You have a soul—it goes off somewhere, you don’t know about it. You are a soul, you don’t know about it.

Today we live in a vast cult called “Worship the body.” Medical doctors, school teachers, parents, traffic officers, the whole society unites into this war-cry, “Care for the body.” This stems from the concept that the body is all that one has, that he will have just one body, that his total devotion is the care of that body.

A body is a vegetable. It is not even a sentient vegetable, for it lacks perception in the whole theta range. Like any vegetable it grows from seed and has habit patterns which help it survive. And, like any vegetable, one way or another, it gets used by others.

Early theta beings saw MEST bodies acting and being as though they were self-motivated. This was a curiosity. The early theta being did not know that these MEST bodies depended wholly for their wits upon the guidance of a decayed theta being. The bodies looked like entities of considerable force and skill. The theta beingness of them was hidden and unapparent. Thus, even theta beings have been
fooled by MEST bodies.

A MEST body, whether it belongs to the race of Man or the race of ants is only an animated vegetable. Given a theta being to guide it, it becomes part of a composite such as Homo sapiens. Here we have a theta being, decayed into unknowingness, devoted to the care of a MEST body. The “I” of this body, the actual volition of it, all its wits and skills are theta things derived from the guidance of a theta being. By itself the body would live, walk around, react, sleep, kill, and direct an existence no better than that of a field mouse or a zombie. Put a theta being over it and it becomes possessed of ethics and morals and direction and goals and the ability to reason; it becomes this strange thing called Homo sapiens, a being above animals and yet an animal.

Give this MEST body a psychotic theta being and you get a sort of Frankenstein’s monster. Give this MEST body a nearly unconscious theta being and you get a zombie.

The body is a carbon-oxygen engine which runs at 98.6°F. The theta being is the engineer running this engine in a homo sapiens. There is already an entity running this engine, the genetic entity, but there is here only a total devotion to avoiding pain, seeking survival factors of the meanest sort, begetting new MEST bodies. Every cell in that body has its own theta—the genetic entity is theta. A theta being is something else entirely.

In the first place, the theta being came into being without the need of a MEST body, without the need of motors. It is close to a perpetual motion machine in that it can create energy and impulses. It thinks without facsimiles, it can act without experience, it can know simply by being. When we have talked of optimum performance in Dianetics or Scientology, we have talked about the actual top level capabilities of the theta being, not the capabilities of the MEST being. Early work in Dianetics treats of the composite called Homo sapiens and treats that composite for what it is, an identity of
several parts which act in greater or lesser coordination. You can go right on treating this composite being as a unit, you can go right on treating him and getting results for which you will be praised. But you must know that you are not treating the actual identity when you treat the MEST body. You are furthering a composite, and actually you are subscribing to the International Cult called “Care of the body.”

You can, at your own choice, go on living with and processing this composite known as Homo sapiens and create Homo novis. You can use Dianetics to make hitherto impossible strides. But be advised that in this choice you are living with paradoxes which no philosopher in all the ages ever reconciled—the injustice of death, the depravity of human beings as in Plato, the penalty of assisting another, the impossibility of having good ARC and survival too, the liability of being kind and merciful and every “unanswerable” religious paradox known. You, by persisting in yesterday’s reality are persisting then in problems which have never been resolved with the factors accepted. You are demanding of a MEST-theta composite that he be selfdetermined when every zephyr from a hard universe contains death for him and can turn him like a top; you are demanding that he be “careful” when his only salvation is to be carefree; you are saddling him with all the unanswered riddles of an aberrated life in an aberrated world. And you are condemning a preclear to the dwindling spiral—for the theta being as part of the composite decays fast and soon dies forever in the rigid apathy of MEST.

Thus Scientology is given you. In lieu of this data the only thing which could be given Man is the answering salute to the gladiators—they who are about to die.

As an auditor, the choice is yours to make—the paradoxes or the answer.
INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST TRAINING ROUTINE – TR L
Purpose: To train the student to give a false statement with good TR-1. To train the student to outflow false data effectively.
Commands: Part l “Tell me a lie”.

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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:00 pm

HCOB 22 July 1956 Technical Bulletin of 22 July 1956 by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:I feel the urge to communicate to you the best news since 1950.

I have whipped the problems of the whole track and memory of the past and can resolve the worst cases we have ever had. That is a huge statement but I have solved and can untangle in an intensive the problems of the vacuum and havingness plus memory and health and have just done so. Hence the exuberance.

Also, other auditors can solve these in a case as well. One auditor has just cracked two six-year-standing black fives using some of this material and another auditor has had considerable luck with solids.

We are now capable of solving Book One-style cases to the extreme level of clear.

No wild burst of enthusiasm is here intended. I have to put the finishing touches on a lot of things and the process is still slow—25 to 75 hours. But I’ve now done it and seen it done to worse cases than any you’ve had. And that’s fact!

Okay. It’s not simple. It requires a minute understanding of Book One. It would take me 50 pages to explain all I’ve lately found about vacuums. You haven’t seen the last of me or of study, but you will have seen the last of unsuccessful cases providing only that we have time and environment in which to audit them.

We can make homo novis. (AND give a grin to those who kept standing around bleating, "Where are the Clears?")

We know more about life now than life does—for a fact, since it was reaching, we can communicate about the reactions.

[...]

CAUTIONARY

This is true:

1. We have created the permanent stable Clear.

2. In creating him we have a homo novis in the full sense, not just an Operating Thetan.

3. We now know more than life. An oddity indeed!

4. We now know more about psychiatry than psychiatrists. We can brainwash faster than the Russians (20 secs to total amnesia against three years to slightly confused loyalty).

5. We can undo whatever psychiatrists do, even the tougher grade from away back. We can therefore undo a brainwash in 25 to 75 hours.

6. We can create something better than that outlined and promised in Book One.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:08 pm

HCOB 7 September 1964 Clay Table Levels by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Clay Table evolves Homo sapiens into Homo novis, the new man. Clearing in its earliest, original sense, is easily obtained by Clay Table work in the hands of the auditor trained at Level III.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:13 pm

HCOB 28 June 1965 Releases, Different Kinds by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:There are different kinds of Releases.

They all have the similar meter phenomena: floating needle and on or near clear read on a calibrated Mark IV or Mark V.

There is the plain First Stage Release. This occurs in auditing up to Grade IV. It is not very stable. The person is very well off and definitely a Release. But he or she can now postulate and in postulating sometimes gets into the R6 Bank. The First Stage Release is eased out of the bank but subject to call-back.

Then there is the Power Process Release. This is very stable and should be called a Second Stage Release or a Power Release to be technically exact. You can run only Power Processes on a First Stage Release. These knock out all factors of the track that force a person back into the R6 Bank and leave the person able to go into or get out of the R6 Bank easily. This Second Stage Release is definitely Homo novis. The person ceases to respond like a Homo sapiens and has fantastic capability to learn and act.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:20 pm

HCOB 21 June 1970 C/S Series 9 Keeping Scientology Working Series 10 Superficial Actions by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:[...]
THE AGE
It is a symptom of the age that there is no time. But in the Data Series PLs one finds that “omitted time” is a basic insanity.

That a body lives only about seventy years puts an awful limit on man.

Man’s empires endure at most only about three hundred years if that.

Seventy years is not enough time to make a real career and three hundred years is not enough time to even groove in a civil service.

Man pays for it with poor lives and rotten governments.

But it doesn’t take seventy years or three hundred years to process a pc. A year maybe up to Homo novis. A few years to OT. Even traveling it casually slow.

Twenty-five hours to repair someone’s life and fifty to one hundred hours to get him up to no somatics with Dianetics is pretty satisfactorily fast. What’s this take? A week to repair. Two to four weeks for full Dianetics. At twenty-five hours a week. That’s very little.

And it’s enough to tell him to get trained so he can have all he wants.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:25 pm

Lecture 8 October 1951 Axioms and Effort Processing by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:You run him out of whatever place on the track he is very badly stuck, or release his major theta in the case, in the third session.

Maybe the fourth session you get his conceptual levels on self determinism, but you had better be careful about the fourth session. I would knock off after the third session myself unless I were going to carry him through for four or five more days, because people get so they want to come back on this stuff and they want to get some more processing, and you don’t want to have to spend all of your time monkeying with one preclear!

So give him a yo-heave after a certain space of time. It is a good thing to knock off after you have turned on his perceptics or done something like this; it is a good thing to knock off as soon as you turn off his chronic somatic. If he has a chronic somatic that has been worrying him, turn it off and let him go off for a while. Then when he comes back to you again you can always say, “Well, you don’t have your ‘spinal curvature of the left orifice’ anymore.”

But actually you will probably want to go on beyond this point, so you just keep stripping out efforts, efforts within efforts within efforts within efforts, and exhausting them probably on an event level each time, cleaning them up very nicely, leaving the track in good shape and releasing this sort of thing. But don’t expect to stay in concourse with the human race very long.

It is very interesting, but you get a different set of values doing this. This is what you have been working for, for a long time. On the first echelon, if a fellow got swamped up all the way, we would call him Homo novis, because he has jumped a sort of an evolutionary gap. We are not quite sure what happens to him but it is interesting.

Then as soon as we penetrate the second echelon a little bit more, we will have another level of Homo novis. There would have to be a date on this: right now I am talking about Homo novis of October 8 at nine o’clock. I might get another idea before the lecture is over and change all this stuff.

Fortunately the direction is toward simplicity and it is carrying along on its own extrapolated line. You have to know all this if you really want a good command of the subject. It looks to me, however, as though we have done the complete circle and we are in the second echelon. You needn’t be worried about what theta really is anyhow; we can go sailing off and sit down and worry about that one for months or weeks or something before we solve it.

As far as the theta-MEST relationship is concerned, it appears to be buttoned up. I have asked the research auditors and they seem to understand about it, so I guess you can. It is a bit of a compliment that, in view of how long it took to process somebody with the earlier techniques, anybody hung on at all—except that you could get results. You got results and that is fine, but what you mainly got was experience.

You are never going to see phenomena like this again. Probably nobody else will ever have to look at it again. Another thing that is going to happen is that, for those auditors who pan out on these new techniques—know their subject well, pass an examination in the mathematics of Dianetics and so forth—we are trying now to see if we can achieve some means of securing a doctorate. That is not a promise, but just something that may be shortly in the offing on it.

I am very happy to be able to give you this material. I want you to get a good solid grip on it. The best way to do that is to get it working for you.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:29 pm

Lecture 4 November 1953 Process To Resolve Randomity And Automaticity by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Well, of course, this is actually taking some of the fun out of it for you. We're not trying to make superman here, because after you've done that is when you start to work to really make superman. Now you really have to get clever.

Of course, a thetan in real good operating condition can make himself visible. It would be the shock of somebody's life to suddenly realize that he was visible. And it would ruin this whole society and put us squarely in the hands of Bishop Shenanigan if you were to start doing this. Because you as a MEST body would never be able to explain fast enough to tell him you really weren't Christ. They've been looking for him to come back – with blood in their eyes. You know, they only got a few nails in that guy last time.

So – so, it's exteriorization on up. And if you're looking for Clinical Procedure, you merely want to get the guy secure and certain that he's exteriorized and get him to patch up the body and be fairly happy about it. Of course, he'll come back and see you later and say, "I want to – I'm not stable as a Theta Clear. I got uncertain and I popped back in and a lot of other things happened and these were all undesirable," and so on. "And my wife's still mad at me," or "my parents still rack me around. And I tried to bap them the other day and I couldn't do anything about it and I – this war that's coming up with Ugohuvia, I tried to do something about that and I was very sure I was over there in the palace. And I was very sure that I'd bapped Lord Zaggah straight on the coco, but you know I picked up the paper this morning and he's still alive.

So this is all very upsetting to me," and so forth. Well, you're op... you're into the sphere of operation. When you move into the sphere of operation, you're in a different sphere. You see? See the difference? So Clinical Procedure just continues to aim at just what it says, which is simply curing up and straightening up the guy mentally and physically so that he can be an awful damn good senior superior Homo sapiens or Homo novis or whatever you want to call this boy. That's all right, isn't it? That's good. Well, that's the technique we're hitting hard for. And you'll find out that there's a tremendous amount of data to be run after you've done that.

Not one of you here today is visible as a thetan. I just call that to your attention. Now, I don't say that you ought to do this. But I don't say you shouldn't. But like the rooster who rolled in the ostrich eggs I want to show you what can be done elsewhere.
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Postby caroline » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:35 pm

Lecture 27 December 1954 Training New People by L. Ron Hubbard wrote: So, this puts them way up here, see? When I tell you they aren't anyplace yet, you begin to appreciate it after a routine course of training or something of this sort, you all of a sudden run head-on into a case which is going "Glnk! Glnk!" and they say, "Ron didn't say anything, the Instructor didn't say anything about somebody who's going 'Glnk! Glnk!' and every time I try to process this fellow all he does is stand and look at me and say, 'Glnk!'" Wasn't covered in the textbook, take some desperate and extraordinary solution in order to solidify this.

And then, so you fool around with it, and you do this and that, and you get very desperate about the whole thing, and you do this and that, and the fellow does - and is still going "Glnk!" at you, only this time he's doing it at a high-pitched scream. And you'll finally get the idea - you finally get the idea, conclusively, that, perhaps, it might be a good idea if you went into two-way communication with him! And you did that, and you say, "Well, it might be a good idea to get this gibbon to do some step A of 8-C, with him. Might be!" So, here we have the problem of getting a person into the threshold of doing something that will tell him that he now knows. How do we get a person up to that threshold?

That's a rough deal! You've almost created Homo novis, or maybe you have, at the moment he just gets his toe vaguely across this threshold, see? He gets his toe - "You know, maybe if I do it this way this result will occur." It's this sort of a certainty will come through to him, maybe you've tipped the scales right at that point.

Well, we have our first and foremost idea, then, back of congresses. And that is to take people who are not trained, or who will not be trained, and because of their conversance with data, still give them enough information so that some of them at least will put their toe across that threshold, and in doing so will employ the processes more or less as given, to achieve enough results to make it very definitely worth their doing, you see. In other words give them some control over pan-determinism so the liability of having put the information in their hands doesn't boomerang on them or on us. That's the first purpose of a congress. The second purpose is to take people who have been trained and straight across the boards give them the hot dope, and bring them right on up to date, if possible. See?

As far as possible bring them up to date of where we are in research and investigation. Now, writing and investigation will continue, this is inevitable, but our - it is at the most fantastic point today, that I ever thought could be reached. I couldn't envision this sort of a point of certainty.

And at this forthcoming congress during this week, I'm going to take the materials which have been developed to date and I'm going to cover them rather rapidly. I'm going to cover them punched up enough so that some of them will at least hit home and stay there. And, I'm going to cover them rapidly enough and yet I hope simply enough, so that these two goals can be accomplished at one and the same time. One, to take the person who doesn't know anything about Dianetics or Scientology, and thinks he does; to bring him up to where, maybe a little closer - he knows something about Dianetics and Scientology, you see. He really comes in to where he might know something about it. That's a gain, you see.

And the other one is to bring old students, graduates, and so forth, up to a level on research and investigation. And a third one, a third one, to try with a little group auditing, simple or complicated, to bring peoples' case level up a little bit higher. And a fourth one, to continue the training of yous guys. All of you. See? They have to have all of these things, otherwise it would not be a successful congress.
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Re: Scientology's Übermensch: Homo Novis

Postby Peter Schilte » Sun Jul 13, 2008 5:37 pm

caroline wrote:Hubbard wrote about his Übermensch, the Homo novis many times throughout his literature. For obvious reasons, Scientology wants to avoid a public airing of this important topic.
SuzanneMarie wrote:Look at what I wrote. " --in all the years I've been in CoS, I've never once heard a Scientologist use the term 'homo novis.'"

Don't twist it around. Look at it. What does it say?

I've been a Scientologist longer than you. I've been a Scientologist longer than most of the people on this board have been alive. I've done scads of courses and services at different orgs and missions over the years. I've known public, staff, and SO people for years and years. And I've never once heard a Scientologist use the term 'homo novis.'

Yes, I know LRH used the term once in one of his early publications.

That isn't the issue. The issue is, do Scientologists think of themselves as 'homo novis' rather than human?

I never met even one who did. And John Peeler still hasn't answered my question about it, because I caught him misrepresenting this issue just as so many other critics do.
http://ocmb.xenu.net/ocmb/viewtopic.php ... vis#334037

Understanding what he meant by Homo novis is, I believe, a good way to get a grip on the Scientology brainwash. Although some of the definitions were posted in another thread, I'll repost them here for convenience.

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:HOMO NOVIS, 1. Homo man, novis new. (BCR, p. 12) 2 . a theta-animated mest body possesed of new and desirable attributes; a mest clear, a good, sane rational mest being about a skycraper higher than Homo sapiens. (HOM, p. 40) 3 . the Second Stage Release is definitely Homo novis. The person ceases to respond like Homo sapiens and has fantastic capability to learn and act. (HCOB 28 Jun 65)

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:HOMO SAPIENS, 1. a mest body, w whether it belongs to the race of man or the race of ants is yet but an animated vegetable. Given a theta being to guide it, it becomes part of a composite such as Homo sapiens. By itself, the body would live, walk around, react, sleep, kill, and direct an existence no better than that of a field mouse, or a zombie. Put a theta being over it and it becomes possessed of ethics and morals and direction and goals and the ability to reason; it becomes this strange thing called Homo sapiens. (HOM, p. 42)

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:NORMAL, type of case. The so-called normal is used here to be at around 2 .5 to 3 .0 on the tone scale. He is partially extroverted, partially introverted. He spends considerable time with his calculations. He evaluates slowly even when he has the data, and then postulates without realizing too much about his postulation. He has much in the past which he does not care to recall. He has much in his present which gives him concern. His future goals are rather well nullified by future fears. He is Homo sapiens. He is in terrible condition, taken from the viewpoint of Homo novis. He is in excellent condition from the viewpoint of past “ologies.”(AP&A, p. 37)

Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard wrote:Second Stage Release. Power Process Release. This is very stable and should be called a Second Stage Release or a Power Release to be technically exact. You can run only power processes on a First Stage Release. These knock out all factors of the track that force a person back into the R6 bank and leave the person able to go into or get out of the R6 bank easily. This second stage release is definitely Homo novis. The person ceases to respond like a Homo sapiens and has fantastic capability to learn and act. (HCOB 28 Jun 65)


Hubbard made also a mistake (not the only one, I'm afraid) by calling his Übermensch "homo novis". Correct latin says it is in fact "homo novus".

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