In this lecture, Hubbard discusses the abilities of a thetan, including his intention. Identifies Aleister Crowley as someone who exhumed the data Hubbard is talking about from earlier magic cults. Defines what a ritual is.1
Now this is the third hour of December the fifth, afternoon. We have been covering aspects of interrelated cycles of action and we have found that by postulating or by acquiring or by assuming a new type of cycle called the tone scale that we can bring into relationship human experience, experience of a thetan and the conditions of space, time and energy so that by working one we can attain another.
We have set up an arbitrary crossroad by saying there is a tone scale. Now by the introduction of that we put up a crossroads. And that must be a pretty good crossroads because since 1950 it has been producing very good results; it is something that is accumulating data and simplifying data.
As the slide rule is to the engineer which is an arbitrary after all – it’s a logarithmic scale – so might be said the tone scale is to an auditor. It solves problems for him. And the better he knows how to use it, the better an auditor he is. This tells him that in creative processing the mock-ups which he addresses to the preclear can go higher and higher and higher in level with great variety.
If he did not give that variety he would not maintain the interest of the preclear; furthermore, if he doesn’t have an existing coincidence or association between human experience and thetan’s experience and space, energy and time he would not be able to remedy aberration really in terms of the MEST universe. Here we find somebody in the MEST universe and we want to know how we can either one, improve his status in the MEST universe, two, make him into a thetan and improve the status of the thetan in the MEST universe, or three, make it possible for him to create uh… items and objects and so forth in the MEST universe, or four, make a universe of his own, or five, handle and control universes, or six, skip it.
Now he has all those various choices and uh… essentially we are studying choice and intention. Now you want to know what lies above 40; one of the things which lies above it would be intention. Now if the intention is to have objects; well, one would go through uh… whatever he had to go through to make the object. Or he’d just postulate there was an object there and have an object; or if one wanted action, his intention was action, he could have action. If his intention is just to have lots of space, he could have lots of space. Or if his intention was to continue along a subject known as progress, he could follow the cycle of action through from space to having an object. In other words, his intention in each case continually one after the other could be a selective thing.
Now there’s great lucidity in this. There’s great fluidity. He has set himself up to agree to the arrival into the possession of an object by the adoption of a cycle of action. And he has even gone so far as to think he has to have an object to have a memory. He has… manufactures in homo sapiens facsimiles, engrams, secondaries, locks, data, facsimiles, pictures, books, all that sort of thing, words, all these things. Now in order to… to – he’s gone into this scale. Now it’s gotten into a gradient scale and a new scale here, quite Important – the scale of automaticity. I’ll have to cover that scale. And he’s gotten everything to a point where it’s all automatic. So it’s all got to be made for him, so it’s all got to be pre-existing objects before himself. He exists before any object exists, but he’s got it so twisted by this time that the object exists before he exists.
And uh… he boy, he’s… he’s starting low and diving full throttle.
And this then is a number of choices. So intention exists above 40.0. Other things can exist above 40.0 too, but intention exists.
Now he could simply say I have action. A magician, uh… the magic cults of the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th centuries in the Middle East were fascinating. The only modern work that has anything to do with them is a trifle wild in spots, but it’s fascinating work in itself, and that’s work written by Aleister Crowley, the late Aleister Crowley, my very good friend.
And uh… he… he did himself a splendid uh… piece of aesthetics built around those magic cults. Uh… it’s very interesting reading to get ahold of a copy of a book, quite rare, but it can be obtained, THE MASTER THERION, T-h-e-r-i-o-n, THE MASTER THERION by Aleister Crowley. He signs himself The Beast, the mark of the beast six sixty-six. Very, very something or other, but anyway the… Crowley exhumed a lot of the data from these old magic cults.
And uh… he… he, as a matter of fact, handles cause and effect quite a bit. Cause and effect is… is handled according to a ritual. And it’s interesting that whenever you have any of these things you can always assign a ritual to it and that ritual is what you do in order to accomplish this. Or how you have to go through and how many motions you have to make to come into the ownership of that. And that’s a ritual.
Or how many motions or words you have to say in order to be something else. Now that’s a ritual. And that is a… each ritual is a cycle of some sort or another. Now you can have cycles that start low and end high, but because homo sapiens has agreed to a cycle that starts with space and ends with matter, when homo sapiens starts into a cycle of action he finds himself up with his hands full of gold and with shackles on every limb.
- Hubbard, L. R. (1952, 5 December). Conditions of Space/Time/Energy The Philadelphia doctorate course lectures. Lecture conducted from Philadelphia, PA. Copenhagen: Golden Era Studios. ↩