Lecture: More on Mimicry
Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1956, 18 October
Document title: More on Mimicry
Document type: lecture
Event: Fifteenth American Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Washington, DC
Document ID: 15ACC-04
Description: Hubbard talks about a young boy who underwent a demon exorcism by Catholic priests; compares phenomena observed in the young subject with exteriorization.
Now, there’s some evidence, however, that some fantastically complex feats of handling bodies have been accomplished and observed.
Poltergeist: There was a young boy, not six years ago, was being a great puzzle to a Catholic church because he was sending his body sailing sideways, and so on, along the floor and under the beds and tables, and under the chairs. And the rug gets near him and the rug would sail under the bed and so on. It was quite remarkable. Quite ambitious… It was too much motion for them.
Now, that would be obsessive motion, very obsessive motion. Thetan has gone mad. He’s able to accomplish this much complex motion but not on his own power of choice; got it completely reversed and upside down.
If we’d asked that little boy to have raised his little finger while exteriorized1, he wouldn’t have been able to do that.
Wouldn’t have been able to do that at all. Very great probability that a simple action, premeditated, would not have been accomplishable. That’s a premeditated action, simple, has a direct end and goal; it’s being observed critically. You’re sitting there waiting for him to do it. He wouldn’t be able to do that; that’s too simple. But he could send his body, swish-swish-swish, all over the floor and sailing under beds and through doors and out into halls and down stairs and up again without touching the floor, and this was being very upsetting.
So they were trying demon exorcism on him. And they were being, I’m sure, very upset. It may or may not be known to that particular branch of black magic that a total exorcism would leave a dead body.
Do you know that christening ceremonies contain the phrase “Get thee away, thou evil demon.” It’s right in their prayer books. Quite amazing. Thetan that got in would leave. I imagine they have had casualties.
Now, when — that’s enough of this criticism; I shouldn’t get off on those subjects. That’s bad taste as far as I’m concerned. We all know they’re rats and dogs, and I shouldn’t keep belaboring the point. And I should be kind to them, even though they are rats and dogs, you know?
Hubbard, L. R. (1956, 18 October). More on Mimicry. Fifteenth American Advanced Clinical Course, (15ACC-04). Lecture conducted from Washington, DC.