Is there such a thing as bacteria? This is an interesting and broad subject. I’ve seen bacteria wiggle in a microscope. I’ve seen virus – invented a microscope one time that actually would detect virus, way back when – ultra-ultraviolet ray microscope. It was a very interesting laboratory bench experiment. Years later they came out with them – they weren’t workable then either. But this business about bacteria is very interesting. Now, the question is, do bodies generate bacteria which then bite bodies? Or is bacteria simply a series of orders which makes bodies themselves mock up things to give them orders? Or is bacteria actually handleable by serums and viruses? Or is it true that since the Salk vaccine has come out that the incidence of poliomyelitis has risen 700 percent? (It has, you know, by the published official figures.) Or is it true that Salk vaccine breeds poliomyelitis? Or is it true that propaganda about poliomyelitis breeds poliomyelitis?
Now, is there such a thing as bacteria? Should you process an acutely ill person who is sick from some virus or bacteriological infection? Should you? Should you? You’d better damn well had. That’s all it is.
Evidently, due to some recent looks I’ve taken at this thing right up close, right up close, and some earlier experiments which I did on the same subject, fortunately – I would just like to see the bacteria that perishes in the snap of a finger, that goes all the way out, that disappears, that all of the various extra gimmigahoojits and so forth that are supposed to take place because of bacteria – how could all these things blow simultaneously?
If bacteria exists, then why is it that it can cease to behave exactly like bacteria and just cease to behave instantly, without running any further course at all and without any introduction of any other fluid?
Now, this is a very interesting problem, and it opens up a brand – new chapter to us in this: Should we process people who are acutely ill? Process which I’ve just given you – oh, you didn’t think these things were related, did you? Ha! I’ll show you. I’ll get even with you. I’ll show you that they’re together.
The weak universe processed upon the acutely ill person may very well finish off all bacteriological or virus manifestations. It might happen. And if we have a process which uniformly banishes bacteria or virus by separating out the weak universe, it would mean either we had gotten to the orders which create bacteria and virus, or that they didn’t exist in the first place.
And we’ve believed they existed since 1870 and Louis Pasteur, but that isn’t very long to believe anything. It’s only about eighty-five years. And a guy who can’t hold a postulate for eighty-five years without becoming convinced just is no good, that’s all. That’s kind of a backwards statement, but it isn’t long enough to really have a conviction.
You know, we’ve got to take it easy, these new things. We Scientologists recognize that our own long history cannot at all times be duplicated by other professions and that the many centuries that we have been at work do not necessarily mean that other professions, new professions, as they come in, pop in-like bacteriology, only eighty-five years old – we’ve got to be tolerant about this sort of thing. We’ve got to give them a chance.
But right here at this stage of the game we have an opportunity of solving the fact of is there bacteria or isn’t there bacteria? And I’ve given you the process tonight which answers the question. This process does clip out bacteria. How many bacteria does it clip out? How many virus does it wipe out?
We find acutely weak person, a very ill person suffering from an infection of this kind or that, we discuss with them weak things and people, we find the interiorizing universe, and they might possibly get enough cognition at that moment to make them get well. They might.
Interesting, isn’t it? So we stand on the threshold of maybe making some interesting discoveries in the field of bacteriology and medicine. And it would be the only time we ever felt that we had any right to talk about medicine in any way, shape or form.
Now, if we could do this and if we did have a better answer which would assist the medical doctor, I’m sure we would have furthered our cause and goals considerably. But if you know anybody who is ill, particularly from a chronic infection of some sort or another, do that for me, will you, and ask me how you come along. If this cures them left and right, it doesn’t mean that bacteria do not exist, necessarily, but it certainly means that they’re awful pantywaists. It means that they must be awfully delicately constituted to disappear in a tenth of a second. Something wrong with the picture, though, if they do, isn’t there? Something very wrong.
Well, let’s find out what luck we have with this, and it very well may be that we’re all – that I’m dead wrong about this and that this guess isn’t – but remember, it’s just a guess, and it’s just a hopeful look, a possibility that something like this could take place. Even though we are already the oldest healing and philosophic profession on Earth – we might as well claim that (I hear these other wild claims coming out from Abbott and Lilly and so forth), in view of the fact that we are, we should be hopeful of the fact that we, even because of our seniority, can still make discoveries.
Well, we sure put a lie on that track. 1
- Hubbard, L. Ron (1955, December 15) Exteriorization By Separateness From Weakest Universe (London Auditors Meeting Lectures) London ↩