Hubbard discusses the purpose of Objective processing, which is control of the person’s body and thinking, delivered as part of the Narconon program, and also as introductory and entry level Scientology auditing. See The Bridge To Total Freedom.
Now, here is the essence of auditing. People can always get more complex. The trick is to get more simple. They can always get more complex.1
Now, as we go upstairs further in CCH2 we run into our old friend, the Trio, just a straight Havingness Process. That process is described in Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought.
We go upstairs from that and we get the solid mock-ups and so on. But there’s a bracket of three important processes which until you flatten Tone 40 Training Drills you shouldn’t attempt, because it’s hard enough to run 8-C without running the graduate scale of solids with 8-C3. And these three CCH processes fit in, one right after the other here, on solids.
But we’re now addressing thinkingness. Let me be very clear-so therefore we have gotten subjective. And that’s why I say the first seven processes of CCH are extremely objective.
The auditor can observe it at once. The preclear cannot possibly disobey the auditing command because it is too simple. The auditor can observe whether or not the command was obeyed. And where you fall down on preclears, when you fall down, is you tell the preclear to think something, he doesn’t think it, and that’s that-he’s out of session. Do you see that?
You say, “Get the idea you’re a green cat.”
And he gets the idea that this is silly and says, “Yes.” And you say, “Fine.” You follow that?
It’s control of thought, control of thought has been the main bugbear in auditing.
In order to control thought-you see, in the final analysis the only processing there is, is changing somebody’s mind, isn’t that right? Now, his mind has to be changeable in order for him to change it. That’s fairly sure, isn’t it?
Well, you show him his mind is changeable, and after that he can change his mind and he’s in good shape. Well, that’s all processing amounts to in the final analysis.
But in order to do this you first take over the most obvious thing, person, and show him that it’s possible to control that-in other words change it. And then you take over this thing called attention and show him it’s possible to control that. And he can take over the control of that.
You understand the Scientologist’s idea of control isn’t what it used to be in the army or anything like that: “We take over control of somebody to keep control of that person.” That is not what we’re doing. We are taking over control of the person to show him that that is controllable, and then we ask him to control it. And then he says, “Hey, what do you know? Huh-huh, ha-ha! I can control that.” And of course at that moment he becomes far freer and more capable. All ability is, is the ability to handle, control, direction or determine. Isn’t it?
All right. Now let’s take a look at this thinkingness. If we control his person, and then he finds out he can control it, and we control his mind (these mental image pictures) and then he sees he can control those (we do that by controlling his attention), only then could we ask him in some simple way to do something with his thinkingness. And we’ve at once gone into subjective processes.
So you might say the total Objective Processes of CCH are those first seven which I have just given you.4