ethnic cleansing….

Peregrine Corporation HQ2 (2)Peregrine Corporation HQ2 (1)

this plaque was on the headquarters of a corporation that’s become quite influential here in Adelaide. It sells petrol apart from whatever else, brand named On The Run, OTR. Open 24 hours a day, but located only in areas where I have ages ago had girl-friends. That Lord Of The Rings trilogy?

When the “fellowship” of the Ring begins, one member is named Peregrine Took, or words to that effect. But I have seen those movies and they really were spectacular. It’s a strange book that. Tolkien wrote it when he lived in White South Africa I believe. My first contact with it was in 1972 at Ben Acre Close, via an imported record I bought done by Bo Hansson. The cover was all pink too. Sadly, some stalkers found out where I lived and came visiting as a group of 3 or 4. Some turned out to be Soviet style sleeper agents named McClean. While Heather Street up behind the Waite Institute “became” a person so named also; they were all from Mt. Gambier. Professor Karl Marx, the founder of the Soviet Union, wrote about Mt Gambier and the extinct volcano which is full of water and turns blue for a couple months. It was to their mind, the Bible’s “lake of fire” from Revelations. Next time I came into contact with Lord of the Rings was in 1974 when Carol moved to a house on Cross Road and Wootton Street. It was owned by two brothers who were in love with the books of Tolkien. One brother, Dick, claimed he had fallen in love and was engaged to someone, when he discovered that she was a man in drag! Sad story which left him embittered. If you look carefully at what’s on the plaque you see it’s like one of those American depictions of a Negro. Yet for a time was literally the logo of On The Run, OTR corporation; which now has a headquarters in the rebuilt office block which is where a house Samantha lived in circa 1980; when Chapman’s Ham factory was still on Unley Road and you know who rubbed out John Lennon don’t you? And you probably know why. etc etc etc

Me? I get stalked these days, no longer by the Labour party executive, but by Asians and this corporation. etc etc etc

[re Facebook post of The WhiteHouse, Panorama: people in Adelaide were absolutely certain that JFK was rubbed out in collusion with someone in Adelaide at that time. Since then, a raft of evidence has floated to me concerning a systematic approach of a similar crime/nature in USA; seemingly random acts over time can be “understood” as part of some conspiracy. Tiny Example? Jane Pauley now does CBS Sunday mornings and I wrote to their webpage about another CBS show, The Big Bang Theory and how locals here know it’s about Sheldon Street and etc, and that’s how Bob Dylan got his start with them too, singing about the town hall at Oxford Street and Saint Augustine’s church which was opposite the local picture theatre. Result? CBS withdrew the “please contact us” link! They are sure by doing so, no one will be able to accuse them of anything etc. It doesn’t change the fact that someone from Adelaide was in on the JFK murder. Propaganda of the deed swiftly followed and so many pop songs were made to just about confess being a member of the conspiracy “gang.” And then of all things along came Rolling Stone magazine with it’s direct link to the song, Yesterday and to the actual, real time JFK murder.]

Evolution…

The trouble or problem with “evolution” is that it had no master plan.

It was a method whereby “life” solved problems on a trial and error basis; life encountered a problem and began to try to resolve it using small steps and trial and error.

Because this didn’t involve a Master Plan, it took a long time at every step, and many side-roads had to be explored before a final solution could be settled on and put into action. Those “side roads” sometimes can be seen as strange life forms, things like odd animals and insects that appeared with specialised powers that more often than not are not needed for survival. Those attributes may have been considered possible survival mechanism when the original problem arose, but became redundant when a different solution came into being, and showed itself to be far superior to help the life form survive. But you can take this one step back and assume that All Life, itself, originated from the evolutionary process, meaning there was no Creator and therefore no Master Plan, and that Life’s evolution also took a long time and often explored avenues of Trial and Error to see which way to proceed to further survival.

That’s the key to Evolution. Survival.

And if you believe in it, it can explain how the Immune system came into existence, or how Nerves and Muscles appeared. Or even how the brain and Higher Consciousness came into Being.

But the problem with Trial and Error is that it only attacks small steps of a larger problem. If there were a Master Plan, then every issue would be solved with a Long Term View type of solution, but in real life, those issues were resolved a small step at a time. Meaning that once the issue had been just about completely resolved, ages had passed and the organism didn’t see any reason to develop along that path any more.

Take Modern Medicine as an example of a Trial and Error solving process.

Quite often it attempts to fix a problem which in the short term, endangers the Life Form, and it often does so, without insight. It just tackles the specific problem with everything it can muster, and with Drugs used in this manner, there are often Side Effects that are just as bad as the problem being treated. The original problem may get resolved, or toned down enough to no longer be a threat to actual survival, but the treatment itself may have endangered the life form, through what are these days called “side effects.”

Side effects from Drugs, particularly those used to treat Mental Illness and Cancer, as well as Side Effects from surgeries which attempt to resolve problems by the physical re-arrangement of the physical organism. With this I mean anything from Cancer surgeries, through to Organ Transplants. Such treatments may be effective in the very short term, but often in the longer term are a clear and present danger to Survival.

Plus, when you begin to add “capitalism” into the equation, you come up with some really crazy solutions. Not that there was ever any “system” that didn’t have profit and exploitation as its backbone! But Capitalism in its refined forms of this and the last century, quite literally put profit over survival itself. That’s why some types of experimental drugs were shelved while others were given lots of research money and promoted heavily. “Traditional” medicines, such as the Mushrooms and naturally occurring LSD and Marijuana plants were discarded for being (1) natural (2) not profitable enough to be researched further.

You’d think the same would have happened to alcohol and tobacco, but just look at the profit potential of each drug, and you’ll see why society used them so heavily and in many places still does. To that “mind” any addictive drug is better than no drug etc.

So where do we go from here?

As this is a result of evolution, there’s no turning back and there’s literally no going forward. Evolution only supplies a “path” when an anti-survival problem is encountered and once it is 90% defeated, evolution stops exploring its trial and error solutions and applies all its energy to adapting the “new” solution, which can take many many years without synthetic interventions..

Again, that’s more or less the position taken with Drug side-effects, in particular those used to “treat” mental illness. (Which you should try to understand was “created and defined” through Trial and Error also.)

On The Move

I got a copy of the Scientology magazine, IMPACT, through the mail the other day.

It’s supposed to be sent to you if you hold a membership; you can either pay at least $500 a year for that privilege, or you can take advantage of their offer & get a six month free membership.

As far as I can see, the only reward you get by being a “member” is the magazine that arrives quite infrequently. There was some mention somewhere of reduced fees for Scientology Dianetics services too.

The latter can be expensive! Books can set you back a thousand dollars, while actual courses or services can go into the multi thousands.

I’ve never availed myself of such courses or services, so I don’t know what their effectiveness may be. Some say they are the best. Life saving, in point of fact. But I don’t know.

Anyway, this edition of IMPACT contained the usual horror stories about state run mental health services; and how things were slowly getting changed by the efforts of Scientologists. According to the magazine, Scientologists are the only people on the planet who have a workable technology when it comes to dealing with Mental Illnesses.

What their success stories basically are about, is how they have gotten rid of electro convulsive shock treatments in mental health services; in particular, they have targeted countries which had compulsory treatment laws. Where you could be detained under Mental Health Laws, and be subjected to electro shock treatments without your consent.

Impact claims that Electro Shock therapy damages the brain itself, and doesn’t provide any sort of cure for any real conditions. Any appearance of change is caused by the damage the treatment does to the organic living brain tissue, and that’s why Impact is so hard against it.

In some places, new laws have been written and put into effect, that makes it illegal to give such treatments without consent.

I suppose it’s a victory of sorts for the Scientologists.

Psychiatric Abuse – Oz

Things seem to be getting worse in Australia so far as Psychiatry is concerned, that is if you have any ideas of being against it. If you’re for it, you’ll feel that things are improving almost month by month. It all came to a head a couple years ago when they made a Psychiatrist, Australian Of The Year; and he just went off the rails, to espouse his plans to have virtually all teenagers screened for potential mental illness. He was on TV regularly, talking about how much money would be needed to adequately canvas the population, so as to prevent out-breaks of mental illness as far as possible. He talked about it as if this was necessary, as needed as “defense”, “police” and “social security.”

There was no opposing point of view, however, and so there were never any debates, just an AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR, telling people how much was needed to combat the rise in mental-illness – particularly amongst teenagers and even younger citizens! And this was taken in all seriousness, without there being anyone voicing anything negative about his plans. It was crazy!

No one had ever heard of him, before they made him AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR, and he took the appointment as being his passport to the Australian media, so that he could give out his Philosophy and General Outlook on Life; and it was all very negative and depressing, because he saw the world as being divided into two camps: those with a mental illness or the potential to develop one, and those without a mental illness. For those in the first category, he had no qualms about drugging them, or even providing electro-shock treatment! After all, this was not some enlightened Buddha or Holy Man come down from the Mountain of God, but was a hack, practicing Psychiatrist, who earned his bread and butter by writing prescriptions for patients and of course, by seeing patients.

I have included a link here to a publication you can obtain from the Citizens Committee on Human Rights Australian website: CCHR Website.. It’s short at 48 pages in PDF format and gives a clear brief as to why Psychiatry sometimes seems to get very high profile in the public media.

This is the PDF I just mentioned, CLICK HERE TO OPEN-DOWNLOAD.

Nelson Mandella Is Dead @ 95

They had the Live-feed on state owned TV here of the Nelson Mandella memorial service, from around 6pm to midnight. I saw a little of it, but couldn’t get myself terribly interested.

Today was a special one because I got a DVD from CCHR, Sydney, called “Manufacturing Madness.” It’s about 2 hours 50 minutes long, and has 3 parts. I managed to watch part 1, and then I had to go out to buy a replacement headlight assembly as mine got smashed in a low speed collision that took place about 5 months ago. Well, the auto parts shop was on the other side of town on Churchill Road and it only took me 9 minutes to reach it. A placed called Jap Parts. To my surprise I found it was all locked up. I asked someone about it and he said the owner was home sick. So I just left and went about 500 yards to a petrol station to get some fuel. The price of the stuff has gone up by about 20% in the last year and it’s getting too expensive. I got myself a few litres and drove off and returned home 15 minutes later. The DVD had been playing while I was out and was now up to part 2, but I just couldn’t bring myself to watch it. Instead, I listened to it and started to nod off, until I literally fell asleep. It was interesting, but the type of stuff was everything you’d heard already. The point was that Psychiatry isn’t real medicine and the drugs prescribed are very dangerous. You can find out more, about what DVD movies are available at this CCHR web address. Just click on this text! 

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Defending Human Rights

The status quo of 2012 is such that the term “human rights” seems only to be applicable to issues of a very direct political nature; things like Pro_democracy in Burma, [Extremist] Islamists attacking Christians in Kenya and the Philippines and Egypt, the rights of people in prison etc etc.

Currently in Queensland, Australia, there’s a trial taking place in which the defendant was a highly respected surgeon. He is accused of “assault” by way of an operation he performed on a relatively healthy middle aged man whereby he removed 90% of the colon. It’s not the only such charge that’s been brought against him. There were at least 4 other similar offences described in court documents and he’d been found guilty on at least one charge and given a 4 year prison sentence. The surgeon’s name was Patel.

In these instances, it appears that the “human rights” as well as the “legal rights” of the so-called victims have been abused – violated. It’s quite unusual to see this kind of prosecution in Australia because the medical profession is held in high esteem and doctors are usually well respected. A couple years ago one doctor was named Australian of the Year!

That’s how highly regarded medical men are in this rationalist society.

The Australian of the Year was a Psychiatrist and he used his increased public focus to try to introduce massive new Mental Health “services,” in particular for younger people. He was on television almost weekly and also gave talks at the National Press Club where he espoused his general philosophic outlook, which basically came down to an assertion that vast numbers of people were either already mentally ill, or would become so in the not too distant future. For younger people he proposed a system of preventative health care which would see the youth medicated because it was thought they might suffer a full blown mental illness in the future. To many this was an outrage. They believed that children were being targeted for “treatment” at far too early an age; and the treatments given were almost exclusively highly potent mind altering chemicals. The idea that medical science could effectively predict if a person was going to suffer a mental illness in the future was refuted, and with it, so was the idea that treatments should be administered to prevent such an illness from occurring.

  This Australian of the Year became the focus of a Citizens Committee of Human Rights investigation here in Australia because what he was advocating could simply be seen as a diminution of people’s human rights. He wanted people to be “treated” for no actual medical condition, only the possibility that a condition might arise in the future. How this type of prediction would be possible is at the basis of the CCHR’s belief system which states that Psychiatry is a pseudo science, and does not use actual scientific techniques to detect or even to treat patients. Eventually, the Australian of the Year was caught in a bind by CCHR investigations: he was very heavily indebted to drug manufacturers and was therefore not impartial. This revelation almost derailed the doctor’s career and was publicised in the magazine published by CCHR in Los Angeles: Impact.

The Australian of the Year was basically advocating a “new” system which fundamentally altered the position of people’s human rights to their detriment. It’s well known that large numbers of Australians are treated by Mental Health systems on an involuntary basis. While such treatment is being given, and it can last for many years, the so-called patient’s basic human rights are subjected to exclusion filters. All his rights are said to be protected, except those which he could exercise to stop treatment and/or incarceration in a mental health facility. There is no right to refuse treatment. For the involuntary “patient” his rights have been reduced even more than those of people in prison.

One of the worst aspects of this “modern science of mental health” is the treatments themselves as the drugs used have many effects which are extremely detrimental to the physical health of the “victim.” CCHR has been covering this side of the scheme with campaigns that feature films on the subjects of “how a diagnosis is arrived at”, the history of definitions of mental disorders and of the profession itself, and the large numbers of deaths that can be directly linked to treatment.

They have shown, for instance, that many of the strange mass shootings in the US have prescription drugs as a major component of the motive. They reveal cases in which the prescription drugs literally have driven a person insane, and it’s at that point when a mass shooting can occur, and has.

Several of the school shootings had been carried out by youths who were on drugs prescribed to them by a certified psychiatrist for “disorders” that included ADHD.

However, CCHR also points out that these psychotropic drugs have other “side effects’ that can cause physical illness and with some – death. They have collated numbers of psychiatric patients who have died either directly from treatment, or who have killed themselves while still on prescribed drugs, and the figures are quite overwhelming. They number in the tens of thousands.

Psychiatric “medicine” is a three hundred billion dollar a year drugs industry in America alone, and it is estimated that world-wide over 100,000,000 people take a psychiatrically prescribed drug every day! These drugs are expensive because production costs are high and because the drug companies need to maintain a very high margin of profit. In Australia they don’t yet advertise such drugs on TV, whereas in America they do.

It’s more than ironic that non-drug treatments, such as the types described by the founder of Scientology L Ron Hubbard, have been heavily proscribed by governments under the guise of the Psychological Practises Act. What that has done since these types of new laws have been enacted, is prevent people from being able to claim that a specific non-drug treatment for a “mental disorder” can actually cure the condition, or at least make it much better. Originally, Scientology and Dianetics, both “created” by L Ron Hubbard, were lauded as “cures” for almost all known mental illnesses. It was said that through Dianetic “therapy” you could almost completely prevent mental illness. How to do it was a simple thing, and many self-help groups were established world-wide after the advent of Dianetics in the 50s, to provide “auditing” for anyone who wanted it.

Auditing is a procedure wherein you are shown how to recall painful incidents in your life, at an earlier and earlier stage, until such incidents are no longer irrationally affecting your present day perceptions and behaviour. It was further claimed that a trained auditor could literally empty an insane asylum in a very short time by applying Dianetics to the patients.

Because of this, new laws were established in the Western world, to prevent such claims being made, and prevent people from undergoing such therapies. It was almost exclusively a movement aimed at stopping the growth of Dianetics and Scientology, although as a side effect, these laws also changed what Hypnotists could do legally, and what they could claim they could do.

Even as recently as the 80s, these types of laws were changed so that it was now illegal for a Hypnotherapist to claim he could “cure” smoking, and it was also illegal for him to attempt to use hypnotism to stop anyone from smoking.

Watch this UTUBE Film based upon a CCHR Doco

Good Grief?

DIANETICS
VS.
PSYCHOANALYSIS
by.L. Ron Hubbard

WORKING PROFESSIONALLY with the problems of the mind, it is only natural that I should frequently be asked for my opinion of Dr. Sigmund Freud’s discoveries and of psychoanalysis in general.
As a youth I was inspired by Commander Thompson of the US Navy Medical Corps, who died in San Francisco in 1943, he had studied under Freud in Vienna and later brought psychoanalysis into the navy.
From Commander Thompson I learned a great deal about the investigatory spirit that motivated Freud, who, although he was not a trained neurologist and was violently opposed by the medical men of his day, laid the very foundation of orderly research in the field of the human mind. Indeed, Freud’s postulation that full recall equals full sanity was the starting point of the work which culminated in the scientifically advanced but vastly simpler process which we call Dianetics.
Regardless of this debt to Freud, there are major differences between Dianetics and psychoanalysis which should be delineated before Dianetic’s vital advances can be fully appreciated.
A primary tenet of psychoanalysis is that the individual’s attitudes and behaviour are influenced by previous experiences so painful and shocking (trauma) that the memories of them are not available to his conscious recall. Psychoanalysis also maintains that the individual tends to relive these experiences.
Freud considered only the earlier of such experiences as original, hence important, while the analyst Rank held that the first and foremost was birth, which is said to be excruciatingly shocking and painful to the human infant. Theirs was a symbolic interpretation.
Dianetics, while agreeing with both precepts, is a doctrine that goes much farther. It has proved that birth is far from the earliest trauma and that the most important of earliest experiences usually lie in the prenatal period, particularly in the month following conception.
Dianetics also proved that the most serious parts of the prenatal experiences are those containing unconsciousness or grief they have literal rather than symbolic command power over the individual. The commands derive from the exact words of the experience.
Psychoanalysis uses as its aim and therapeutic technique the bringing into consciousness of these hidden memories for the purpose of understanding them and their influence. It hopes to gain an insight with which to analyze and possibly nullify their effects.
Dianetics makes the same approach but in a much more incisive, precise and effective fashion. It makes no attempt to analyze the effect of any incident upon the life of any person. It constantly demonstrates that the person himself is best able to understand the effect any incident has had upon him, once that incident has been clearly contacted by his own analytical mind. A Dianetic auditor, unlike the analyst, makes no effort to explain traumatic experiences. He merely helps to uncover them and erase their harmful power by the technique of frequent recounting.
This is equally true of incidents involving grief, for Dianetics has found that grief can just as easily install hidden memories of aberrative content. Dianetically recounting the loss of a loved one is enough to relieve the person of the hitherto unknown weight that oppresses his mind.
Psychoanalysis, which varies from school to school, bases its technique on discussing, interpreting and pointing out to the patient the nature and meaning of material recovered from early life. in amounts varying with each of its schools, it teaches that much of this material, particularly that which relates to birth and intrauterine life, is sheer fantasy and has no literal value.
Dianetics, on the other hand, places considerable emphasis on auditors not evaluating the data of the individual and the dangers of breaching this code. It holds that the pre-clear’s data is the literal data of actual experience.
Again, psychoanalysis divides the human personality into various elements, such as the id, ego and superego. These entities are grossly defined and considered to possess certain mystical and unknowable qualities in their details. But Dianetics cottons to good, responsible and autonomous basic-personalities, and finds that aberrative forces are nothing but the content of engrams, which, as stated in previous articles, are the recordings on a cellular level of unpleasant experiences during unconsciousness.
Psychoanalysis does not recognize the concept of cure, due perhaps to its inability to penetrate the prenatal period by its methods and successfully vitiate the recordings of traumatic experiences in that area. But Dianetics does have a concept which is attainable‑that of the Dianetic Clear, a person who has had all his engrams erased and, freed from their aberrative force, is able to work in accordance with his basic human nature.
Dianetics, accordingly, finds that human nature is fundamentally good and that its basic drive energies exert themselves over a spectrum ranging from self at one extreme to universal thought at the other. This basic drive is commonly considered to be channelled into the four dynamics of Self, Sex and Family, the Group and Mankind as a whole.
Finally, Dianetics includes in its scope the field of psychosomatic illnesses, which are but loosely linked in psychoanalytic theory. Dianetics proves that these illnesses derive from the literal content of engrams and are nothing but manifestations of their aberrative force.
In short, Dianetics integrates into one basic pattern our whole knowledge of the human personality and its normal and abnormal functioning. Moreover, Dianetics takes but a fraction of the time consumed by other methods and is within the economic and intellectual grasp of the average layman.


INTRODUCTION

While L. Ron Hubbard is known to millions as an author, philosopher and humanitarian, the fact remains that each calling stands as a complete part of his life unto itself. That is to say, it was all one story. Indeed, by adding a single word ‑ explorer‑ to the catalog, it becomes a single epic with a single thread.

By the age of nineteen, he had already travelled a quarter of a million miles, including twice to the Orient in an era where most young Americans never ventured beyond the next state.

Thereafter, with his Caribbean Motion Picture Expedition and Puerto Rican Minerological Expedition‑not to mention his aerial adventures as a pioneering aviator‑it is no surprise L. Ron Hubbard was invited into the exclusive ranks of the famed Explorers Club.

LRH shared the prestige of membership with the likes of South Pole explorer Ernest Shackleton and legend of the North Vilhjalmur Stefansson, while he himself would conduct three expeditions under the Club’s legendary flag. However, it is the aims of the Explorers Club charter that are most pertinent to L. Ron Hubbard’s life story: “To act as the wellspring of the impulse to explore and serve as a stimulus to the enduring spirit of exploration inhuman life.”

Given those aims, it was only appropriate that LRH’s first publication on Dianetics would appear in the pages of the Explorers Club journal. After all, his track of explorations are not what led him to Dianetics. Rather, Dianetics is that exploration.

So here, in the following pages, is that first‑ever published work on the hitherto uncharted realm of the human mind.

Probably the strangest place an explorer can go is inside. The earth.’s frontiers are being rapidly gobbled up by the fleet flight of planes. The stars are not yet reached. But there still exists a dark unknown which, if a strange horizon for an adventurer, is nevertheless capable of producing some adventures scarcely rivalled by Livingstone.

During the course of three minor expeditions before the war, the realization came about that one of the most dangerous risks in the field of exploration is not located in the vicinity of the geographical goal, but is hard by ‑from the first moment of planning until the last of disbanding‑ the unbalanced member of the party.

After some years of war it became even more of a conviction that there are some things more dangerous than the kamikaze, just as they had been more dangerous than malaria.

For a mathematician and navigator to become involved in the complexities of the mental frontiers is not particularly strange. To produce something like results from his explorations into the further realms of the unknown definitely is.

There is no reason here to become expansive on the subject of Dianetics. The backbone of the science can be found where it belongs, in the textbook and in professional publications on the mind and body.

But in that Dianetics was evolved because in exploration for the purpose of bettering expl results and safeguarding the success of expeditions, it would be strange, indeed, to make no mention of it in its generative field.

Based on heuristic principles and specifically on the postulate that the mission of life is survival and that the survival is in several lines rather than merely one, Diabetics contains several basic axioms which seem to approximate laws. But regardless of what it approximates, it works. Man surviving as himself, as his progeny, as his group or as his race, is still surviving equally well. The mechanisms of his body and his society are evidently intended to follow this axiom, since by following it in a scientific manner, several other discoveries came about. That Dianetics is of interest to medicine, in that it apparently conquers and cures all psychosomatic ills, and that it is of interest to institutions, where it has a salutary effect upon the insane, is beyond the province of its original intention.
What was wanted was a therapy which could be applied by expedition commanders or doctors which would work easily and in all cases to restore rationale to party members unduly affected by hardship and, more important, which, would provide a yardstick in the selection of personnel which would obviate potential mental and physical failure. That goal was gained and, when gained, was found to be relatively simple.

It was discovered that the human mind has not been too well credited for its actual ability. Rather than a weak and capricious organ, it was found to be inherently capable of amazing strength and stamina and that one of its primary purposes was to be right and always right. The normal mind can be restored to the optimum mind rather easily, but that is again beside the point.

The focus of infection of mental and psychosomatic ills was discovered in a hidden but relatively accessible place. During moments when the conscious mind (Dianetically, the “analytical mind”) is suspended in operation (by injury, anaesthesia, illness such as delirium), there is a more fundamental level still in operation, still recording. Anything said to a man when he is unconscious from pain or shock is registered in its entirety. It then operates. on the return of consciousness, as a posthypnotic suggestion, with the additional menace of holding in the body the pain of the incident. The content of the moment or period of unconsciousness is called, Dianetically, an “engram.” The words contained in the engram are like commands, hidden but powerful when restimulated by an analogous situation in later life. The pain in the engram becomes the psychosomatic illness. Any perceptic in the engram is capable of reviving some of the strength of that engrain when it is observed in the environment. The engram so planted in the mind has its content of perceptics ‑smell, sound, sight, tactile, organic sensations. It has them in a precise order. The engram can be played off like a drama when awake life perceptics restimulate it, which is to say that for every perceptic in the engram there are a variety of equivalents in awake environment. A man becomes weary, sees one or more of the perceptics in his surroundings and becomes subject to the engram within him.
For example, a man falls into a crevasse and is knocked out. His companions haul him forth. One is angry and comments over the unconscious man that he was always a clumsy fool and that the party would be better off without him. Another member defends the unconscious man, saying he is a good fellow. The unconscious man received a blow on the head in his fall, and his arm was slightly injured in the recovery.

After regaining consciousness the injured man has no “memory” of the incident, which is to say, he cannot recall it consciously. The incident may lie dormant and never become active. But for our example, the man who criticized him one day says, at the moment when the formerly injured man is weary, that somebody is a clumsy fool. Unreasonably, the formerly injured man will become intensely antagonistic. He will also feel an unreasonable friendship for the man who spoke up for him. Now the engram is keyed‑in or has become a part of the subject’s behaviour pattern. The next time the injured man is on ice, the sight of it makes his head ache and his arm hurt in dwindling ratio to how tired he gets. Further, he may pick up a chronic headache or arthritis in his arm, the injuries being continually restimulated by such things as the smell of his parka, the presence of the other members, etc., etc.

That is an engram at work. How far it is capable of reducing a man’s efficiency is a matter of many an explorer’s log. A case of malaria can be restimulated. A man has malaria in a certain environment. Now having had it, he becomes far more susceptible to malaria psychosomatically in that same environment and with those people who tended him. He can become a serious drag on the party, for each new slight touch restimulates the old one, and what should have been a mild case is a highly painful one, being the first case of malaria plus all the subsequent cases. Malaria is a bug. As a bug it can be handled. As a engram it will defy cure, for there is no Atabrine for engrams, short of their removal.

Almost all serious engrams occur early in life‑amazingly early. The early ones form a basic structure to which it is very simple to append later engrams. Engrams can wait from childhood to be “keyed‑in” and active at twenty‑five, fifty, seventy years of age.

The engram, a period of unconsciousness which contained physical pain and apparent antagonism to the survival of the individual, has been isolated as the sole source of mental aberration. A certain part of the mind seems to be devoted to their reception and retention. In Dianetics, this part of the mind is called the “reactive mind.” From this source, without otherwise disclosing themselves, the engrams act upon the body and cause the body to act in society in certain patterns. The reactive mind is alert during periods when the analytical mind (or conscious mind) is reduced in awareness.
It is a matter of clinical proof that the persistency, ambition, drive, willpower and personal force are in no degree dependent upon these engrams. The engram can only inhibit the natural drives. The value of this unconscious experience is valuable in an animal. It is a distinct liability to Man, who has outgrown his animal environment. The reactive mind, so long as it limits its activity to withdrawing, instinctively, a hand from a hot stove, is doing good service. With a vocabulary in it, it becomes deadly to the organism. Those familiar with general semantics will understand how the reactive mind computes when it is stated that it “computes” in identities. The word horse in the reactive mind may mean a headache, a broken leg and a scream. Such an engram, one containing these things, would be computed that a broken leg equals a scream, a scream a broken leg, a horse equals a scream, etc etc. If the engram contained fright, then all these things are fright. The value of such a mental computation is entirely negative, inhibits the perfect calculations of which the analytical mind is capable and reduces the ability of the individual to be rational about, as noted, horses. Engrams also contain complimentary material which can bring about a manic state and which, again, is of slight use in computations.
The technique of Dianetics deletes from the reactive mind all engrams. They were hidden beneath layers of unconsciousness and unknown to the conscious mind before therapy. They were inhibitive to good impulses and productive of bad ones. After they are deleted by therapy, the conscious mind gains certain attributes it did not possess before, the individual is capable of greater efforts, his actual personality is greatly heightened and his ability to survive is enormously enhanced.

Engrams are contagious. A man has one he dramatizes as a rage pattern, and everyone has many. He dramatizes it while another individual is partly unconscious. The engram has now been implanted in the second individual.

Deletion of all engrams is practicable. The technique is relatively simple. There is little space here to give more than a most cursory glance at it, but an expedition commander can use it without any great knowledge of medicine and no other knowledge of psychiatry, which was the original goal at the beginning of research eleven years ago.

Therapy does not depend upon hypnosis. A state has been found which is much more desirable. Hypnosis is amnesia trance for the purpose of planting suggestions. The problem of hypnosis is to put the patient to sleep. The purpose of the Dianetic reverie is to wake the patient up. Narcosynthesis and other drug therapies have some slight use in Dianetics. But the primary technique consists of stimulants. The best stimulant is Benzedrine. In its absence an overdose of coffee will do.

The patient is made to lie down and shut his eyes. The operator begins to count. He suggests the patient relax. At length the patient.’s eyelids will flutter. (Medicine drumming will also accomplish this without producing a harmful amnesia hypnotic state.) He is permitted to relax further. Then the operator tells him that his motor strip (his sensory perceptions) is returning to a time of unconsciousness, the time being specifically named. With coaxing, the patient will begin to feel the injury and sense himself in the location and time of the accident. He is then asked to recount all that happened, word for word, feeling by feeling. He is asked to do this several times, each time being “placed back”‘ at the beginning of the incident. The period of unconsciousness he experienced then should begin to lighten and he can at length recount everything which went on when he was unconscious. It is necessary that he feel and see everything in the period of unconsciousness each time he recounts the incident. Nothing is said about his being able to remember and no hypnoanalysis technique is used. He merely recounts it until he cannot longer feel any pain in it, until he is entirely cheerful about it. Then he is brought to present time by just that command and told to again recount the incident. He may have to do this twice or three times in present time, for the somatic pains will again have returned. The treatment is repeated two days later. All feeling of injury from it and all aberrative factors in the incident will vanish.

This technique is outlined here for use on a patient who is not cleared of engrams prior to this new accident. A Dianetic Clearing from the first unconsciousness of a lifetime to the present time places a man in a situation which is almost injury‑ and aberration‑proof.

The emergency aspect of this technique is valuable. Clinical tests have shown that when shock is Dianetically removed immediately after an injury, the rate of healing is enormously accelerated, so much so that burns have healed in a few hours. Malaria and various fevers, when their peak effects are Dianetically removed, improve with great speed.

Incidents of hardship and deprivation can be markedly lightened in the recovery period by removing their psychic shock.

It is quite remarkable that the various manifestations and “cures” of native witchcraft and shamanism can be uniformly duplicated and bettered by a modern science like Dianetics. An engram can bring about a mental hallucination (with a simple command like “You can only listen to me!”) which gives a “demon” aspect. The individual containing such an engram would be considered by a shaman to have within him a demon, for the demon is the only sonic memory the individual would have.

While Dianetics does not consider the brain as an electronic computing machine except for purposes of analogy, it is nevertheless a member of that class of sciences to which belong general semantics and cybernetics and, as a matter of fact, forms a bridge between the two.  There can be as many engramic commands as there be can be words in a language and as many engramic injuries as there can be illnesses and accidents. Therefore it is no surprise that circuits can be set up in the brain which approximate any school of witchcraft, shamanism and religion known to Man. The Banks Islander sitting around talking to his deceased relatives and getting  answers would be found, on examination, to have a fine array of engrams and a very active reactive mind.

The selection of personnel who will not be subject to sullen or hostile behaviour and who will not become ill under various climatic conditions depends in a large measure on the perceptions of the individual. If an individual can recall things he has heard by simply hearing them again (audio imagery), if he can recall things he has seen simply by seeing them again, in colour, in his mind (visio imagery), if he can imagine in terms of colour‑visio and tone‑audio (imagine in terms of colour motion pictures with sound) and if he can recall his father and mother as of early childhood, the chances are very good that he will prove to be a very stable man.

Additionally, he should prove to be, within the limits of his intelligence and physical being, an able man. Unfortunately, such persons are quite rare.

If a man has definite anger patterns, worries about things and has unthinking prejudices, he may prove difficult, for these are the outward manifestations of a large reactive mind.

Taking a man back into a geographical area where he has many times been may be profitable from an experience standpoint, but a record of accidents and misadventures in that area would be a definite point of consideration. While it would not mean entirely that a man was a bad risk, there is a double factor involved. He might have had his accidents because he contained a variety of engrams which commanded that he have accidents (the accident‑prone is the extreme case). And having had accidents in the area, he probably gained several engrams there which would reduce his efficiency in that area.

A man whose service, in point of experience, would be invaluable to an expedition might be, in point of potential aberration, a risk to that expedition. There is a remedy for such a valuable man: he can be cleared of his engrams, in which case his past record of accidents and failures becomes entirely invalid as a criteria for future conduct.

Dianetics has been variously tested and has been found to work uniformly and predictably in all cases. There are many more aspects to it than have been elucidated here, but it is possible to use just these facts to obtain excellent results. In a true, complete erasure of past moments of unconsciousness, the engram disappears utterly. In the above case it will probably only alleviate, return slightly in three days and then reduce to a null level of reaction and stay that way, no longer affecting the patient.

The science has the virtue that it can be worked by any intelligent man after only a few weeks of study. That is, for the entire art of Clearing a case. An intelligent man could learn all he needed to know about alleviation of a case in a few hours of reading.

The original goal was to provide expedition commanders and doctors with a therapy tool which would increase the efficiency of personnel and reduce incidence of personnel failure. Dianetics, after eleven years of research and testing, bit off a trifle more than it had bargained for. There had been no intention to go holistic and solve the ills of Mankind. That it began to cure psychosomatic illnesses such as arthritis, migraine, ulcers, coronary, asthma, frostbite, bursitis, allergies, etc., etc., that it did quick things about mental derangement on the institutional level and began to replace that strange barbarism, the prefrontal lobotomy, was entirely outside the initial scheme of research. That it would now sail off on a new course to chase down the cause of cancer and cure it was not on the chart

If it does these things, as it appears to be doing, it is in the medical and psychiatric province. No such intentions existed when the terra incognita of the mind was explored for its answers. It was intended as a tool for the expedition commander and doctor who are faced with choosing personnel and maintaining that personnel in good health. It is hoped that to these it will be of good value. If it is not, then despite acclaim, it will in some measure have failed.