The conditions and mechanisms which hide the engram bank do not vary: they are uniformly present in every patient, in every human being. The techniques of Dianetics may be improved upon-and what scientific technique, particularly in its first few years of existence, cannot be-but they also do not perform selectively but are applicable to all individuals.
Hence, if we have an “insane” patient, the fundamental problem does not change and Dianetic technique works as in any other case. The task is to reduce the intensity of charge in the case so that it can be resolved by standard technique. Insane patients are often found stuck on the time track, in which case a holder is fed to them, one kind after another, until they are moving again. If the patient is regressed, he has become so thoroughly stuck that he has lost touch with the present time. Any patient can begin to relive instead of merely return and the auditor, as the remedy for this, merely snaps at them that they can remember this, which places them in a returned status again. Insane patients are often found listening to one engram over and over, in which case it is again only necessary to fix attention and feed them holders until they are once more moving on the track. Insane patients are sometimes discovered completely off the time track, listening to demons or seeing illusion. The problems are always the same: use Repeater Technique when, by one means or another, their attention has been fixed and then either get them moving on the track or get them back on the time track. The schizophrenic is usually a long way off his time track.1
- Hubbard, L. R. (1950). Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc. ↩