Sun, 14 May 95 18:36:32 -0700
> Hello alt.religion.scientology. Dennis and I have had
> a bit of e-mail in which I asked about OT magic, like
> why, how, do people believe it, how can people attest
> to gaining these magical abilities and not really have
> them, and that sort of thing. Dennis aksed that we
> go public with it. I really think that these fantastic
> abilities that people are promised, sold, fooled into
> beleiving they have, have, whatever are the cornerstone
> of the myth about the emporer's clothes
> (that scientology works).
You are correct, Steve.
> I still don't understand how it is that people get fooled.
> When I had my auditing, it was really stupid. I didn't
> see anything special. The processes were mostly really
I will explain it in more detail below, to the best of my
> I remember something hubbard wrote about Book and Bottle,
> that it was THE process to end all processes to get the
> pre-clear to go exterior. What a sham.
After 100s of hours of walking back and forth examining and
describing a book and a bottle, any kind of altered
consciousness could be induced.
> I am the Book and Bottle champion. I bet I've done more book
> and bottle than anyone else in the world. My auditors dropped
> like flies. Book and bottle drove them nuts. Off to ethics
> for each and every one of them. There was never any
> exteriorization, and I never tried to fake it and say that there
> was. So, is the big difference that I just never said I was
> exterior and other people did?
Exterior is only one of the possible outcomes.
> Hey, by that method, all those OT scientologists could have
> saved themselves some cash and just declared themselves OT,
> Clear, Clear-OT, or whatever.
> Ok, now I'll listen.
>******************* here's some of the previous mail ************************
> yes, of course, I suppose, but . . . what about all the
> promises of those magical powers? That IS what people
> pay for and hope to get . . . . are you telling me that
> you did not expect the same?
> Magical powers are subjective. It is easy, with the right
> encouragement from the social programming within the cult, to
> imagine anything about oneself. The cause is subjective.
> When that cause is exerted into the real world, it has
> limited effectiveness due to other factors that will be
> "handled" in the next Oatea level. I could write tons about
> all this.
Raw meat are taught that reality is based on multiple,
inaccurate, subjective views of "what is". Actually that
"what is" is composed of the combination of those subjective
misperceptions. This is one of the first lessons they learn:
What is true for you is what is real. It is a lesson the
Phatmann learned from the occult "arts" in which he was
Once the wog begins to internalize and process perceptions in
this mode, he has effectively switched off his "reality
checking" mechanism; his critical thinking. His focus
becomes thinking the "right way", internalizing, about his
perceptions and mind.
All other actions in the scieno tek build upon and use (as
mental leverage) this principle. What you think is real,
*is* what is real.
A dichotomy is created at the level of clear, between the
subjective "universe" you have constructed with the help of
your training and auditing, and the objective universe. You
are cause [sic] over your mind (mental matter, energy, space,
time-MEST to the scienos) as opposed to the objective
universe. The latter is supposedly attained at full Oatea.
Since very few people want to fall short of the expectations
of others (especially a strong support group like the cult),
they rarely are willing to outright say "I didn't get it."
The easier path (now well-worn in the mind) is to simply
change ones mind about some internal perception (an easy
task) and tell oneself "That (feeling, sensation, thought,
perception) must have been IT. I must be clear/Oatea/
The mechanisms for viewing the new power in the real world
consist of statistical analysis of ones life after the
attainment. Making more money, getting more girls, making
more friends, influencing more people, understanding more
things, having more paranormal experiences and such.
With ones new, over-inflated "certainty", and massive, costly
support network (auditors, ethics officers, routing forms,
supervisors, FSMs, co-suckers) it is more easy to face the
world. This self-induced, preprogrammed, delusory confidence
is enough to bring the person up to being more successful,
etc., in his own mind.
And that's all that matters, once you don't care about
anything except what you believe (they think, know) is real.
Much more on this subject to say. Each of the steps in the
cult has its own way of accomplishing and reinforcing the
above repeated self-delusion.
Rev. Dennis L Erlich * * the inFormer * *
that person (tm)