Lecture: Change Processes, Action
Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1953, 19 October
Document title: Change Processes, Action
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: First American Advanced Indoctrination Course
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Document ID: 1ACC-28
Description: Hubbard gives some advanced indoctrination to his students about society's acceptance level of Scientology, versus Scientologists' own frame of reference; provides the appropriate attitude of auditors.
The entire point of this October the 19th talk is on the introduction of a workable process and trying to fit it into your own frame of reference and trying to fit it into the society’s frame of reference.
You’d be very surprised to find out that when you have a workable process – and processes that you’ll be getting from now on are pretty workable – that the main difficulty with the process is trying to fit it into the society. It’s what I started talking to you about this morning – acceptance level.
What’s the acceptance level of a pc that you suddenly treat and he’s well? You treat him pretty fast and he’s well. There’s a lot more you have to know to really get an instantaneous level on a process. But what’s his acceptance level?
If that were reduced to about thirty seconds, you’d better go buy a turban. That’s all that society would accept from you. They wouldn’t accept that you were a doctor or were using a science or anything else. They would go immediately into apathy about you – would be the second manifestation.
The truth of the matter is we could take these processes right now and all of us get white robes and gold belts and turbans and so forth and go around the world and change the civilization. There’d be no trouble with this outside of the fact that it would drive everybody and every civilization that you hit into apathy. You would drop into the immediate lap of the Catholic church. You would have made superstition and sainthood come true. And if you’ve ever had any difficulty explaining Scientology to a fairly well-educated person, think of the difficulties you’d have explaining it to somebody from the Bronx. You get that? It would be a rough deal, see, trying to put it across to them that this and that and so forth.
You could actually – you could actually be a great faith healer. You could actually be a miracle worker or anything you want to be in this category. The main danger is starting to think of yourself as one. Because that is a limited beingness. There’s nothing duller than accepting the sick when you yourself don’t have an acceptance level of sick bodies. And it’s going on accepting sick bodies ad infinitum that spins these people in.
So what you do, what you do is to a large degree your business, but don’t deny yourself in the process of doing it. Know what you’re doing, say what you’re going to do. Even if you don’t tell anybody but yourself, at least tell yourself And always end the cycle of action every time you process somebody. Even if you – even if it’s as weak as this: “I’m going to make him feel a little better.” At least tell yourself that’s what you’re going to do.
And then if you never bother to ask him what you did – if you never do – you never become an effect of the preclear.
Hubbard, L. R. (1953, 19 October). Change Processes, Action. First American Advanced Indoctrination Course, (1ACC-28). Lecture conducted from Camden, New Jersey.