Category: Scientology

LRH: master of sci-fi phenomenology

I keep wavering between admiration and laughter when I read LRH.

It is, all of it valid—as valid as any other metaphor-driven phenomenology.

And that is what it is. Analysis of experience into components that can be named. Choose the name wisely, for a name is also a metaphor that w...

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Is anonymous tipping for revenge moral? A test.

There should be a national holiday to commemorate the victims of jealous lovers who called the police on them.

Everyone, at some time, has broken a law. If you’re close to someone, or have lived when them long enough, you will know of such times. When you get angry at y...

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L. Ron Spock

Mr. Spock articulates the nature of LRH’s magical subjectivism—that something is real only by experience and consent. Spock holds up the inconsistent physics of their recent experience as proof that the world is an illusion. Surprisingly, this fact doesn’t make much of a difference, for an illusion that is believed-in is al...

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Scientology: placebo plus abreaction

Anything is possible as long as you:

  1. Live inside the placebo.
  2. Perform abreaction religiously.

Why does abreaction work? Actually, we do not know that abreaction itself is helpful. What does help is the rapport and affinity between therapist and patient. Just communicating with someone is therapeutic. Primates secrete...

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Effort and agreement

CSH: This is a really good metaphor. Agreement is the counterforce of mass.

Mass is a counterforce to my physical effort, while empty space is the lack of counterforce. Effort always has as its goal some change in motion. Mass resists change in motion. Resistance to change in motion is...

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Eight Dynamics: a reduction

How far does (the dominion of) the (unified) self extend? It’s arbitrary. It could be zero, an illusion resulting from the convergence of non-self processes, as it is in Buddhism. [Still, this self is full of concern and interest. It strives and works to fulfill its striving. The self is a...

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Scientology’s Extroversion Tech

People with compulsive social anxiety, and people who call themselves “skittish” and “shy” are dealing with feelings—sensations. Specifically, they compulsively feel a fear-pain in their abdomen when in the presence of others. Butterflies. Stage fright. I just wanted to point out that the thing, the concrete motivator, is a biological motivator meant for ...

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Looking > feeling > thinking

And you find out this fellow’s, when trying to say, “Where is the future?” he has always understood that the future had a location and that the past had a location. And in baffled contemplation of no location, he’s of course assumed both of them and put them in his body. A...
L. Ron Hubbard, 1st American ACC: Exteriorization & the Phenomena of Space [Looking: Definition of Static]
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Anchor points: space as ideal (projection)

anchor point: an assigned or agreed-upon point of boundary, which is conceived to be motionless by the individual; one of the points which demarcate the outermost boundaries of a space or its corners for an individual. —PDC 2 Approved Glossary
anchor points: dimension points which demarcate (limit) the outermost b...
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Scientology in a nutshell

The basic method of Scientology is to find areas of life in which people fail and suffer.

Also, there’s lots of nice metaphysics and preliminary postulates. For example:

  • Life is a game.

The empowering gnostic myth is that we are all-powerful souls that voluntarily came into this problem-filled life-game for...

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Best Scientology summary of all time

Rich: You can use your dissertation topic to devise a Universal Marketing Cookbook, which shows how certain phrases and images are correlated to certain emotions and intentions. Potentially, this could be used for mind control.

CSH: Marketing dreams of desire control. “Hunger for this.” How do we increase their sense of ...

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