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Post by caroline » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:43 am

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In explaining how he came to invent Dianetics, and later Scientology, Hubbard marked his off-curriculum “experiments” at George Washington University, which he attended in 1930-32, as the beginning of his “search for life force.” He also claimed that he was “fired initially” on this search by Commander "Snake" Thompson USN, whom Hubbard said he met in 1923 on a ship travelling between San Francisco and New York through the Panama Canal.

Although Hubbard identifies Thompson as the person who gave him his basic “education in the field of the mind,” and schooled him in “Freudian analysis,” there is a strong suggestion that Thompson was also, and more importantly, his initiator and mentor in the occult. (Ref. Lecture: Further Introduction to Dianetics)

The “experiments” Hubbard claimed he conducted at GWU had the same focus or goal as the “experiments” magicians or occultists had carried out for many years. Aleister Crowley's “primary teacher” and yoga instructor Charles Bennett had been “experimenting on a machine for registering the power of thought,” which involved a galvanometer. (Ref. Ananda Metteyya) Scientology’s E-meter, of course, is a skin galvanometer. Crowley called occult activities and experiences “experiments,” and Hubbard in his “Admissions” called his sex magic ritual with occultist John W. Parsons a “psychic experiment.” Hubbard even called his writing of the “Admissions” an “experiment … to re-establish the ambition, willpower, desire to survive, the talent and confidence of myself.”

The life force that Hubbard “experimented” to find and measure at GWU he would call in Dianetics and Scientology “theta” and symbolize it with the eighth letter of the Greek alphabet.
From Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:THETA, 1. theta is thought, life force, élan vital, the spirit, the soul, or any other of the numerous definitions it has had for some thousands of years. (SOS, p. 4) 2. the life force, life energy, divine energy, élan vital, or by any other name, the energy peculiar to life which acts upon material in the physical universe and animates it, mobilizes it and changes it. It is susceptible to alteration in character or vibration, at which time it becomes enturbulated theta or entheta. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 21) 3. theta is thought; an energy of its own universe analogous to energy in the physical universe but only occasionally paralleling electromagnetic-gravitic laws. The three primary components of theta are affinity, reality, and communication. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 3) 4. reason, serenity, stability, happiness, cheerful emotion, persistence, and the other factors which man ordinarily considers desirable. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 12) 5. an energy existing separate and distinct from the physical universe. (SOS, p. 4) 6. Greek for thought or life or the spirit. (Aud 10 UK) 7. not a nothingness. It just happens to be an exterior thing to this universe—so you couldn’t talk about it in this universe’s terms. (PDC 6)
After choosing theta for his life force, Hubbard called a unit of this force thetan, an individual himself. The thetan is the “personality,” which Hubbard and Scientology claim auditing “addresses” and transforms, or as they say "rehabilitates."
From Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:THETAN, 1. the living unit we call, in Scn, a thetan, that being taken from the Greek letter theta, the mathematic symbol used in Scn to indicate the source of life and life itself. (Abil Ma 1) 2. the awareness of awareness unit which has all potentialities but no mass, no wave-length and no location. (HCOB 3 Jul 59) 3. the being who is the individual and who handles and lives in the body. (HCOB 23 Apr 69) 4. (spirit) is described in Scn as having no mass, no wave-length, no energy and no time or location in space except by consideration or postulate. The spirit is not a thing. It is the creator of things. (FOT, p. 55) 5. the personality and beingness which actually is the individual and is aware of being aware and is ordinarily and normally the “person” and who the individual thinks he is. The thetan is immortal and is possessed of capabilities well in excess of those hitherto predicted for man. (Scn 8-8008, p. 9) 6. the name given to the life source. It is the individual, the being, the personality, the knowingness of the human being. (Scn 8-80, p. 46) 7. energy-space production unit. (COHA, p. 247) 8. in the final analysis what is this thing called thetan? It is simply you before you mocked yourself up and that is the handiest definition I know of. (5608C——) 9. the person himself—not his body or his name, the physical universe, his mind, or anything else; that which is aware of being aware; the identity which is the individual. The thetan is most familiar to one and all as you. (Aud 25 UK) 10. a static that can consider, and can produce space and energy and objects . (PXL, p . 121 )
The rehabilitation of thetans to their original powerful state is done by submitting to Hubbard's brainwashing program called The Bridge to Total Freedom or The Grade Chart for short. At the top of the Bridge one is an Operating Thetan or OT.
From Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:OPERATING THETAN, 1. a thetan exterior who can have but doesn't have to have a body in order to control or operate thought, life, matter, energy, space and time. ( SH Spec 82, 6611C29) 2. willing and knowing cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time. And that would of course be mind and that would of course be universe. ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) 3. an individual who could operate totally independently of his body whether he had one or didn't have one. He's now himself, he's not dependent on the universe around him. (SH Spec 66, 6509C09) 4. a Clear who has been refamiliarized with his capabilities. (HCOB 12 Jul 65) 5. a being at cause over matter, energy, space, time, form and life. Operating comes from "able to operate without dependency on things" and thetan is the Greek letter theta (T), which the Greeks used to represent "thought" or perhaps "spirit" to which an "n" is added to make a new noun in the modern style used to create words in engineering. (BCR, p. 10) 6. by operating thetan we mean theta clear plus ability to operate functionally against or with mest and other life forms. (SCP, p. 3) 7. this state of being is attained by drills and familiarity after the state of Clear has been obtained. A real OT has no reactive bank, is cause over matter, energy, space, time and thought and is completely free. (HCOB 12 Jul 65)
Wikipedia wrote:Theta rhythms are one of several characteristic electroencephalogram (EEG) waveforms associated with various sleep and wakefulness states of the brain. When measured in this fashion, they are between 4 and 8 Hz, and involve many neurons firing synchronously, in the hippocampus and through the cortex. Theta activity can be observed in adults during some sleep states, as well as in states of quiet focus (meditation, for example).[1]. These rhythms are associated with spatial navigation and some forms of memory and learning, especially in the temporal lobes. (FromWikipedia. More...)
Hubbard associated the forward progress of theta on with a scale of awareness characteristics that proceeeds from "materiality" or "Unexistence" to Total Freedom." The Awareness characteristics are shown on the center column of that chart.

Hubbard claimed to use EEGs, hypnosis and narcosynthesis in his research for Dianetics. (Ref. DMSMH). Interestingly, he associated Dianetics with the Greek letter Delta, which is another brain wave. (Wikipedia: Delta wave)

Hubbard correlated the upward progress of a thetan on the Bridge with a scale of awareness characteristics on the Grade Chart that proceeds from "materiality" or "Unexistence" to Total Freedom." The awareness characteristics are shown on the center column of that chart.

Hubbard's Grade Chart and its ascending scale of awarenesses corresponds philosophically with the “Tree of Life” taught by Aleister Crowley. (Primer on The Tree of Life and its relevance for students of Crowleyan magic.) Crowley labeled the upward spiritual path out of "Malkuth," or the physical universe, with the letter theta.

The following diagram from Crowley's Magick: Liber ABA shows Crowley's placement of theta on The Tree of Life.

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In the Tarot deck, the card “Universe” represents the path of theta upward from Malkuth. Crowley describes the attributes of the Universe in The Book of Thoth. Associated with the Universe is the 19th letter in the Greek alphabet (Tau) “T,” which also means the Sign of the Cross. On the Tree of Life, Tau is associated with the third sefira “Binah.”

Binah means Understanding. There is an important occult relationship between Malkuth and Binah. Spirit arises from Malkuth, crosses the abyss and arrives at its destination of Binah.
From Dianetics: The Original Thesis by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:It is a purpose of Dianetics to pass man across the abyss of irrational, solely reactive thought and enter him upon a new stage of constructive progression to the ultimate goal.
In the above definition for theta, Hubbard states that “the three primary components of theta are affinity, reality and communication.” Hubbard also states that affinity, reality and communication compose understanding. Hubbard’s ARC Triangle, which he called a “magical triangle,” operates in the same way as Rosicrucian philosophic triangles: Manipulate one factor or corner to produce effects in the other two.
From Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:UNDERSTANDING, 1. understanding is composed of affinity, reality and communication. (SH Spec 79, 6609C01) 2. knowingness could simply be a potential understanding. It could be an ability being carried forward, an action taking place; understanding is an action. Understanding is knowingness of life to a certain direction and object and thing or action. The understanding is knowingness in action. We break down this and we get affinity, reality and communication. (5411CM05) 3. understanding is a sort of a total solvent, it’s the universal solvent, it washes away everything. (SH Spec 79, 6609C01)
Hubbard's Bridge to Total Freedom manufactures beings who have been implanted with Hubbard's understanding, and who operate for him and his organization. The symbol for Operating Thetan is Theta with the T (Tau cross) inside. “In ancient times, [Tau was] a symbol for life and/or resurrection, whereas the 8th letter of the Greek alphabet, theta, was considered the symbol of death.” (Wikipedia: Tau )

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See also: The Formula of the Cup of Babalon by Frater Osiris 2001.

More about Dianetics: The Original Thesis
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Post by Plups » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:25 am

Without having had a chance to properly study what you've written, Caroline, I'll just make a quick contribution.

It seems to me that much of the satanic occult is a deliberate perversion of the Judeo-Christian faith and its symbols.

The Greek letter theta is the first letter of the word "theos" or God. Hence, "theology" is "theos" and "logos" - God and word - or knowledge of God. The letter theta was used by early hellenized Christians to stand for God.

Thus, for example, the early Christians used the symbol of a fish as a secret code. The Greek word for Fish, Ichthus or Ichthys, is spelt in Greek by the letters ἰχθύς

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As wikipedia correctly explains:
* Iota is the first letter of Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for Jesus.
* Chi is the first letter of Christos (Χριστóς), Greek for "anointed".
* Theta is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), that means "of God", genitive case of Θεóς "God".
* Upsilon is the first letter of Huios (Υἱός), Greek for Son.
* Sigma is the first letter of Soter (Σωτήρ), Greek for Saviour.
By using "Theta" to refer to the human spirit, there was an assertion that man is God - which is antithetical to Judaism and Christianity and nicely meets the goal of satanic occult.

It's interesting to me that the Tree of Life comes up in the material you've shown. Of course, in Genesis, the Tree of Life is antithetical to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. You might recall that the serpent's temptation to Eve was that she/they would be like God - would know what God knows. Authority and knowledge are key themes here.
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Post by Wieber » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:59 am

I think it's peculiar that "occult masters" - those who would exert their will over others - really like to make lots of charts with symbols and other esoterica.

I couldn't locate it to reference here, but in scientology there is a scale called the "know to mystery" scale. Interestingly, "symbols" is on that scale and, I think, rather low down on it. I will need help on this as I never really made a study of that scale, nor committed it to any kind of memory, Chinese school indoctrination or saying it to a wall.

As to the symbols, charts and other esoterica, this can be summed up with the phrase, "bullshit baffles brains."
“Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.”
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To simplify things ...

Post by RedPill » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:03 am

Since we are all out of Scientology, we can therefore redefine theta as something that makes more sense when applied to all of their arguments, etc. I propose that we simply redefine theta as another name for douching solution. This makes sense, because, the Scilons, being so full of theta, could therefore be referred to as douchebags.

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Post by JohnS » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:52 am

It sems to me that much of scientology is a playing out of Hubbard's
nautical fantasies. Not suprising that he claims to have gotten
the basic idea while sailing with "Snake" Thompson back in 1923.

While a snake (Satan) is prominent in the story of the Garden of
Eden, the tempting of Eve to eat of the Tree of Knowledge and
all that, I doubt there is any occult significance in ole
Commander Thompson's role in all this! Well, maybe "Snake"
can be pictured as some sort of sea snake slithering up the
deck to tempt Ron to sneak up the Bridge and eat of the
forbidden fruit.

The "Bridge" is at the center of Ron's Eden (the Ship).
The Bridge is where all the ship's secrets are. The
Bridge is where the Captain sits, where "God" sits. One of the primary
duties of people on the Bridge is to make sure the ship
is "on course". Everyone on Ron's ship is always "on course".

You can go up the Bridge, you can be on the Bridge, but you
can never go over the Bridge. If you go over the Bridge, you're
overboard, you're in the water, silly!

As to all the charts, etc. Well, a ship has to have charts! And
a logbook. I think all the important information aboard
ship is kept "up the Bridge". All the more reason to be
on the Bridge.

So, all you folks "in" scientology, you are all on board a
Ship of Fools and don't realize it.

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Post by caroline » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:28 am

Plups wrote:Without having had a chance to properly study what you've written, Caroline, I'll just make a quick contribution.

It seems to me that much of the satanic occult is a deliberate perversion of the Judeo-Christian faith and its symbols.

The Greek letter theta is the first letter of the word "theos" or God. Hence, "theology" is "theos" and "logos" - God and word - or knowledge of God. The letter theta was used by early hellenized Christians to stand for God.

Thus, for example, the early Christians used the symbol of a fish as a secret code. The Greek word for Fish, Ichthus or Ichthys, is spelt in Greek by the letters ἰχθύς

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As wikipedia correctly explains:
* Iota is the first letter of Iesous (Ἰησοῦς), Greek for Jesus.
* Chi is the first letter of Christos (Χριστóς), Greek for "anointed".
* Theta is the first letter of Theou (Θεοῦ), that means "of God", genitive case of Θεóς "God".
* Upsilon is the first letter of Huios (Υἱός), Greek for Son.
* Sigma is the first letter of Soter (Σωτήρ), Greek for Saviour.
By using "Theta" to refer to the human spirit, there was an assertion that man is God - which is antithetical to Judaism and Christianity and nicely meets the goal of satanic occult.

It's interesting to me that the Tree of Life comes up in the material you've shown. Of course, in Genesis, the Tree of Life is antithetical to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. You might recall that the serpent's temptation to Eve was that she/they would be like God - would know what God knows. Authority and knowledge are key themes here.
Very interesting, Plups. Thank you. Hubbard claimed in 1952 (Philadephia Doctorate Course) that Scientologists are gods and that auditors are makers of gods.
From Lecture 12 December 1952: Games/Goals by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:You’ve got a human being, made into a new kind of human being. It’s a body being monitored by a trap-proof thetan. And that makes quite a guy! Quite a guy. There’s a big difference between that guy and homo sapiens. An enormous guy! This goal is so far beyond the goals of the first Book that I don’t think you could measure 'em with light wave… meters… light-year meters. It’s just… be… way beyond anything. Because the bird’s immortal!

Maybe you hadn’t… probably… many of you taken even that into consideration. That you’ve just made a god! What is the definition of a god? It’s an immortal. Since time immemorial in this language, the gods are immortal. The immortals are gods. This guy can be… body can be bashed in, so forth, all he’s got to do is pick up another one. Knowingly, full knowingly.
Hubbard's Tree of Life is really the Tree of Death.
From Nightside of Eden by Kenneth Grant who wrote:Tree of Death: The averse Tree of Life with its tunnels of Set to which Daäth is the Gateway.

Daäth is the hidden sefira of "Knowledge" on the Tree. You can see that sefira here:
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Scientology of course claims to be the science of "knowing how to know."

For decades, Hubbard's "Science of Survival" has had the Tree of Death on its dust jacket.

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Post by Plups » Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:35 am

caroline wrote:Very interesting, Plups. Thank you. Hubbard claimed in 1952 (Philadephia Doctorate Course) that Scientologists are gods and that auditors are makers of gods.
From Lecture 12 December 1952: Games/Goals by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:You’ve got a human being, made into a new kind of human being. It’s a body being monitored by a trap-proof thetan. And that makes quite a guy! Quite a guy. There’s a big difference between that guy and homo sapiens. An enormous guy! This goal is so far beyond the goals of the first Book that I don’t think you could measure 'em with light wave… meters… light-year meters. It’s just… be… way beyond anything. Because the bird’s immortal!

Maybe you hadn’t… probably… many of you taken even that into consideration. That you’ve just made a god! What is the definition of a god? It’s an immortal. Since time immemorial in this language, the gods are immortal. The immortals are gods. This guy can be… body can be bashed in, so forth, all he’s got to do is pick up another one. Knowingly, full knowingly.
Of course, wanting to be like God (in terms of power) is what brought Lucifer undone in the first place:
How you are fallen from heaven, O Day Star, son of Dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who laid the nations low! 13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will make myself like the Most High.’ 15 But you are brought down to Sheol, to the depths of the Pit. 16 Those who see you will stare at you, and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, 17 who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’
Isaiah 14:12-17 (The passage is about a king, but has traditionally been applied to Lucifer.)
caroline wrote:Hubbard's Tree of Life is really the Tree of Death.
Daäth is the hidden sefira of "Knowledge" on the Tree. [/img]

Scientology of course claims to be the science of "knowing how to know."
In Genesis, God had made clear that eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil would cause them to die. The serpent lied to them and said that they would be like God.
1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any other wild creature that the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God say, `You shall not eat of any tree of the garden'?"
2 And the woman said to the serpent, "We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden;
3 but God said, `You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.'"
4 But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not die.
5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."
Genesis 3:1-5
caroline wrote: For decades, Hubbard's "Science of Survival" has had the Tree of Death on its dust jacket.

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Interesting that he should use the Tree of Death and not the Tree of Life. It's all coming together.
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Post by caroline » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:55 pm

Here is the opening clip from David Miscavige's "Golden Age of Knowledge for Eternity" video.

http://video.google.com.au/videoplay?do ... 8&hl=en-AU

From the opening induction:
Scientology IS Knowledge. Total Knowledge is Total Power.
All the power that Scientology's power machine generates flows to David Miscavige. Of course he knows this. He is a black brother, like Hubbard was a black brother.

OCMB thread:Golden Age of Knowledge for Eternity

Here's the definition Scientology uses to describe itself:
From Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:SCIENTOLOGY, 1. it is formed from the Latin word scio, which means know or distinguish, being related to the word scindo, which means cleave. (Thus, the idea of differentiation is strongly implied.) It is formed from the Greek word logos, which means THE WORD, or OUTWARD FORM BY WHICH THE INWARD THOUGHT IS EXPRESSED AND MADE KNOWN: also THE INWARD THOUGHT or REASON ITSELF. Thus, SCIENTOLOGY means KNOWING ABOUT KNOWING, or SCIENCE OF KNOWLEDGE. (Scn 8-80, p. 8 ) 2. Scientology addresses the thetan. Scientology is used to increase spiritual freedom, intelligence, ability, and to produce immortality. (HCOB 22 Apr 69) 3. an organized body of scientific research knowledge concerning life, life sources and the mind and includes practices that improve the intelligence, state and conduct of persons. (HCOB 9 Jul 59) 4. a religious philosophy in its highest meaning as it brings man to total freedom and truth. (HCOB 18 Apr 67) 5. the science of knowing how to know answers. It is a wisdom in the tradition of ten thousand years of search in Asia and Western civilization. It is the science of human affairs which treats the livingness and beingness of man, and demonstrates to him a pathway to greater freedom. (COHA, p. 9) 6. an organization of the pertinencies which are mutually held true by all men in all times, and the development of technologies which demonstrate the existence of new phenomena not hitherto known, which are useful in creating states of beingness considered more desireable by man. (COHA, p. 9) 7. the science of knowing how to know. It is the science of knowing sciences. It seeks to embrace the sciences and humanities as a clarification of knowledge itself. Into all these things—biology, physics, psychology and life itself—the skills of Scientology can bring order and simplification. (Scn 8-8008, p. 11) 8. the study of the human spirit in its relationship to the physical universe and its living forms. (Abil 146) 9. a science of life. It is the one thing senior to life because it handles all the factors of life. It contains the data necessary to live as a free being. A reality in Scientology is a reality on life. (Aud 27 UK) 10. a body of knowledge which, when properly used, gives freedom and truth to the individual. (COHA, p. 251) 11. Scientology is an organized body of scientific research knowledge concerning life, life sources and the mind and includes practices that improve the intelligence, state and conduct of persons. (Abil Mi 104) 12. knowledge and its application in the conquest of the material universe. (HCL 1, 5203CM03A) 13. an applied philosophy designed and developed to make the able more able. In this sphere it is tremendously successful. (HCO PL 27 Oct 64) 14. an applied religious philosophy dealing with the study of knowledge, which through the application of its technology, can bring about desirable changes in the conditions of life. (HCO PL 15 Apr 71R)
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Post by JohnS » Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:58 am

I notice that the 1978 tree, stark and barren, has thin shallow
roots and seems to bend moderately with the wind. The 1989
tree, though also stark and barren, has grown much thicker
with fatter gnarled roots. It is leaning so badly in the wind
(looks like a real bad storm around it) that one wonders if
any real tree could remain in place under such conditions.

Both trees lack leaves or fruit of any kind. They do look quite
dead. The environment around them appears equally dead.
Both trees are candidates for the chain saw, for the wood pile.
They will produce a cozy fire for a cold January night.
"By their fruits you shall know them"

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Power in Scientology

Post by caroline » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:56 am

The highest ethics condition in Scientology is Power. [Scientology definitions: Power]

There is a first dynamic (personal) Power formula and a third dynamic (group) formula. Here's the first dynamic formula, which really is about making sure you don't screw things up for the group:
From Modern Management Technology Defined by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:POWER FORMULA, (1) the first, law of a condition of Power is don't disconnect. You can't just deny your connections, what you have got to do is take ownership and responsibility for your connections. (2) the first thing you have got to do is make a record of all of its lines. And that is the only way you will ever be able to disconnect. So on a condition of Power the first thing you have to do is write up your whole post. You have made it possible for the next fellow in to assume the state of power change. If you don't write up your whole post you are going to be stuck with a piece of that post since time immemorial and a year or so later somebody will still be coming to you asking you about that post which you occupied. (3) the responsibility is write the thing up and get it into the hands of the guy who is going to take care of it. (4) do all you can to make the post occupiable. (HCO PL 23 Sept 67)
The group formula is contained within the policy I'll excerpt here. It represents the power structure inside the organization and shows how Hubbard got, and now Miscavige gets, Scientologists to flow power to them.
From HCOPL 12 Feb 1967 The Responsibility Of Leaders by L. Ron Hubbard who wrote:A few comments on POWER, being or working close to or under a Power, which is to say a leader or one who exerts wide primary influence on the affairs of men.

[...]

Life is not a stage for posturing and "Look at me!" "Look at me." "Look at me." If one is to lead a life of command or a life near to command one must handle it as life. Life bleeds. It suffers. It hungers. And it has to have the right to shoot its enemies until such time as comes a golden age.

Aberrated man is not capable of supporting in his present state, a golden declared age for three minutes, given all the tools and wealth in the world. If one would live a life of command or one near to a command, one must then accumulate power as fast as possible and delegate it as quickly as feasible and use every humanoid in long reach to the best and beyond his talents if one is to live at all.

[...]

Man is too aberrated to understand at least 7 things about Power:

1. Life is lived by lots of people. And if you lead you must either let them get on with it or lead them on with it actively.

2. When the game or the show is over, there must be a new game or a new show. And if there isn't somebody else is jolly well going to start one and if you won't let anyone do it the game will become "getting you".

3. If you have power use it or delegate it or you sure won't have it long.

4. When you have people use them or they will soon become most unhappy and you won't have them any more.

5. When you move off a point of power, pay all your obligations on the nail, empower all your friends completely and move off with your pockets full of artillery, potential blackmail on every erstwhile rival, unlimited funds in your private account and the addresses of experienced assassins and go live in Bulgravia and bribe the police. And even then you may not live long if you have retained one scrap of domination in any camp you do not now control or if you even say, "I favour Politician Jiggs." Abandoning power utterly is dangerous indeed. But we can't all be leaders or figures strutting in the limelight and so there's more to know about this:

6. When you're close to power get some delegated to you, enough to do your job and protect yourself and your interests, for you can be shot, fellow, shot, as the position near power is delicious but dangerous, dangerous always, open to the taunts of any enemy of the power who dare not really boot the power but can boot you. So to live at all in the shadow or employ of a power you must yourself gather and USE enough power to hold your own-without just nattering to the power to "kill Pete", in straightforward or more suppressive veiled ways to him as these wreck the power that supports yours. He doesn't have to know all the bad news and if he's a power really he won't ask all the time, "What are all those dead bodies doing at the door?" And if you are clever, you never let it be thought HE killed them—that weakens you and also hurts the power source. "Well, boss, about all those dead bodies, nobody at all will suppose you did it. She over there, those pink legs sticking out, didn't like me." "Well," he'll say if he really is a power, "why are you bothering me with it if it's done and you did it. Where's my blue ink?" Or "Skipper, three shore patrolmen will be along soon with your cook, Dober, and they'll want to tell you he beat up Simson." "Who's Simson?" "He's a clerk in the enemy office downtown." "Good, when they've done it, take Dober down to the dispensary for any treatment he needs. Oh yes. Raise his pay." Or "Sir, could I have the power to sign divisional orders?" "Sure."

7. And lastly and most important, for we all aren't on the stage with our names in lights, always push power in the direction of anyone on whose power you depend. It may be more money for the power, or more ease, or a snarling 'defense of the power to a critic, or even the dull thud of one of his enemies in the dark, or the glorious blaze of the whole enemy camp as a birthday surprise.

If you work like that and the power you are near or depend upon is a power that has at least some inkling about how to be one, and if you make others work like that, then the power-factor expands and expands and expands and you too acquire a sphere of power bigger than you would have if you worked alone. Real powers are developed by tight conspiracies of this kind pushing someone up in whose leadership they have faith. And if they are right and also manage their man and keep him from collapsing through overwork, bad temper or bad data, a kind of Juggernaut builds up. Don't ever feel weaker because you work for somebody stronger. The only failure lies in taxing or pulling down the strength on which you depend. All failures to remain a power's power are failures to contribute to the strength and longevity of the work, health and power of that power. Devotion requires active contribution outwards from the power as well as in.
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Post by J. Swift » Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:59 am

Within the context of the period 1911-1964 -- which are the years from LRH's birth to year he wrote KSW in which he declared himself God within Scientology -- Freemasonry was a monumental force in American Culture. For purposes of discussion, 1911 - 1964 can be seen as Phase One of LRH's life as a Black Magician and all that that implies. From 1964 until his death in 1986, LRH attempted to incarnate the Antichrist in his own body. In the Second Phase of his life, LRH sought adoration and worship from his followers and sought to destroy his enemies. This is the Black Magick path of a self-declared Magus.

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While Freemasonry has a public side that is charitable, it also has an esoteric side that draws from the ancient Mystery Schools and the Qabbala, which is the Tree of Life. The Degree system of Freemasonry consists of the first three degrees. Once a man has been initiated a Master Mason (the 3rd Degree), he can move up, by degrees, in one of two of the concordant bodies of Freemasonry:

A. The Scottish Rite to the 32nd Degree.

B. The York Rite to become a Knight Templar.

A Master Mason can join both Rites as there is value in both Rites. Here is the structure of Masonry. It is apparent from the names of certain degrees in the Scottish Rite that Jewish mysticism, or the Qabbala, is extensively contemplated within Masonry.

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As we can see in this side-by-side comparison, LRH stole his "Bridge" with its "gradients" from the degree system of Freemasonry:

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Post by J. Swift » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:26 am

Here is my Esoteric interpretation of Scientology for those who keep up on such matters:

1. LRH has 31 gradients, or degrees, on Scientology's Bridge from The Purif to OTXV, the highest published grade on the Bridge.

2. The Scottish Rite moves 32 degrees from Entered Apprentice to the 32nd Degree.

3. What is Scientology's 32nd gradient on its Bridge? I posit that it is delivered secretly, perhaps at Trementina, and is what I have called, "The Level Above OT."

4. The 33rd degree cannot be earned in Freemasonry; it can only be bestowed as a honor. It is not earned. It is given for exceptional service to Freemasonry in some manner.

5. I posit that the 33rd Grade in Scientology, which is OT XVI, was held only by Hubbard to signify his sole attainment of the Black Craft of Scientology, which is a modern form of the Kali Principle of Destruction and Death.

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Look at the fruit of the poisonous Tree of Scientology: It brings forth pain, and suffering upon the spiritual, familial, financial, educational, societal, and esoteric paths of Life.

Scientology is an Opus Con Naturum, a Work Contrary to Nature. Scientology is unnatural because LRH and DM are unnatural and incarnate the Kali Principle of Destruction and Death.

David Miscavige doomed himself when he took charge of Scientology. Look at David Miscavige's successive series of inner circles: All of those people were doomed even as LRH's inner circle was doomed and lived out their doom in various ways. Those who escaped their doom only did so by telling the Truth about Scientology. There are the Redeemed, who are sadder and wiser.

The Doomed of David Miscavige in Present Time are experiencing their Karma in powerfully negative ways even as COB himself is being broken upon the Wheel of Karma. There is no escape from the Wheel for these doomed souls. The Furies were unleashed upon Scientology in 2005. The Cult and its leaders never saw the spiritual reality in which they were engulfed. They persist in their Angry Blindness despite the World of Light that is available if they would but open their eyes.

Scientology itself is dying as lived, and that is in an unnatural way. Witness how the Gods have mocked Scientology using the vivid symbols of an Angry Gay Pope and Barney the Purple Dinosaur. This is one of the ways that the Gods torment and mock those mortals who are foolish enough to seek Godhood.

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Post by StevieRayFan » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:25 am

Another very good thread, and for me quite educational.

I’ve been using “WordWeb Pro” for some years now. It’s a computerized dictionary. You just put the cursor over any word on your screen, press Ctrl and Click, and you usually have it defined. If a word is not contained in its large data base, you can use the “Look on Web” option. That’s what I did for the word:

“sefira”

This is what I came up:

http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?wwp=5&w=sefira

That really helped me understand what everyone is talking about.

J. Swift wrote:
Scientology itself is dying as lived, and that is in an unnatural way.


I agree with that, J.. Reason being for me, KSW. Even when I was in, I realized that because everything in scientology was “sealed” that unless the world was brought into line with it ,“it”, could not possibly survive. For those who are in, perhaps that is why the dire ever-pressing angst. Time is, after all running out.

I always thought of it like that circular snake eating its tail. (I’m sure there is a term for that. I have no idea.)

Anyway, you guys are bringing it to a much more sophisticated level of understanding. I only have a cursory understanding of the Kabbalah and the Tree of Life. And I know practically nothing about the Occult. What I didn’t know was that the TOL chart itself was taken and transposed. Did I get that bit right? If so, that would mean that those who did the transposing would have accepted at least some of the TOF as true. Or all of it?

Am I at least on the right track here? (help appreciated)
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Post by caroline » Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:02 pm

StevieRayFan wrote:Another very good thread, and for me quite educational.

I’ve been using “WordWeb Pro” for some years now. It’s a computerized dictionary. You just put the cursor over any word on your screen, press Ctrl and Click, and you usually have it defined. If a word is not contained in its large data base, you can use the “Look on Web” option. That’s what I did for the word:

“sefira”

This is what I came up:

http://www.wordwebonline.com/search.pl?wwp=5&w=sefira

That really helped me understand what everyone is talking about.
StevieRayFan wrote:What I didn’t know was that the TOL chart itself was taken and transposed. Did I get that bit right? If so, that would mean that those who did the transposing would have accepted at least some of the TOF as true. Or all of it?

Am I at least on the right track here? (help appreciated)
Thanks for pointing out the above, and I'm glad for the help. I'm not a student of the Qabalah/Cabala, except as I needed to understand the occult aspects at Scientology's "advanced levels." I found the effort worthwhile, and would like to be as clear as possible. Sometimes it's a little difficult to know where to begin. Btw, sefira is also spelled sephira. Plural is sefiroth or sephiroth.

Yes, there is a backside of the Tree of Life and sometimes it is even read upside down. This explanation may also help. The author, Kenneth Grant "is a British occultist and head of the magical order which he calls Ordo Templi Orientis but which is commonly referred to as the Typhonian Ordo Templi Orientis to distinguish it from other branches of O.T.O." (Wikipedia: Kenneth Grant)
From Nightside of Eden by Kenneth Grant who wrote:THE TREE of Life is a key to occult power in both a mystical and a magical sense. Numerous books have been written about the Ten Sephiroth and the Twenty Two Paths evolved by human consciousness in its attempt to comprehend macro-cosmic powers in terms of microcosmic values. Occultism in the West, however, has been dominated by interpretations that take into account only the positive aspect of this great symbol. The other side, the negative or averse side of the Tree has been kept out of sight and sedulously ignored. But there is no day without night, and Being itself cannot be without reference to Non-Being of which it is the inevitable manifestation.

Any allusions to this aspect of the Tree and its branches have been subsumed under opprobrious heads or related to the infernal realm of the Qliphoth, the world of shells or shadows that is none other than our world as we know it, without the transforming light of magical consciousness.
Qliphoth are the demons that magicians banish or control. In psychology, the qliphoth would be the complexes. (Ref. The Ritual Magic Manual by David Griffin) In Dianetics, the qliphoth correspond to components of the reactive mind. At OT 3, Hubbard called the qliphoth "body thetans" and "clusters" of body thetans. At NOTs level, he even has a type of BT called a "shell," which he defined as "a BT or cluster that surrounds the Pre-OT's body like a shell."
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