Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1970, 28 November
Document title: Psychosis
Document type: Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin
Series: Case Supervisor Series 22
Book title: The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology
Location: Los Angeles
Publisher: Bridge Publications, Inc.
Description: Hubbard defines insanity, makes claims about the single source of insanity and its cure with Scientology.
Through a slight change of procedure on certain preclears I have been able to view the underlying motives and mechanisms of psychosis.
Very possibly this is the first time the mechanisms which bring about insanity have been fully viewed. I must say that it requires a bit of confronting.
The alleviation of the condition of insanity has also been accomplished now and the footnote in Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health concerning future research into this field can be considered fulfilled.
The things a C/S should know about insanity are as follows:
About 15% to 20% of the human race apparently is insane or certainly a much higher percent than was estimated.
The truly insane do not necessarily act insane visibly. They are not the psychiatric obvious cases who go rigid for years or scream for days. This is observed only in the last stages or during temporary stress.
Under apparent social behavior the continual crimes knowingly committed by the insane are much more vicious than ever has been cataloged in psychiatric texts.
The actions of the insane are not “unconscious”. They are completely aware of what they are doing.
All insane actions are entirely justified and seem wholly rational to them. As they have no reality on the harmful and irrational nature of their conduct it does not often register on an E-Meter.
The product of their post duties is destructive but is excused as ignorance or errors.
As cases in normal processing they roller-coaster1 continually.
They nearly always have a fixed emotional tone. It does not vary in nearly all insane people. In a very few it is cyclic, high then low.
All characteristics classified as those of the “suppressive person2” are in fact those of an insane person.
The easiest ways for a C/S to detect the insane are:
1. Pretending to do a post or duties, the real consistent result is destructive to the group in terms of breakage, lost items, injured business, etc.
2. The case is no case gain or roller coaster and is covered under “PTS3 symptoms”.
3. They are usually chronically physically ill.
4. They have a deep but carefully masked hatred of anyone who seeks to help them.
5. The result of their “help” is actually injurious.
6. They often seek transfers or wish to leave.
7. They are involved in warfare with conflicts around them which are invisible to others. One wonders how they can be so involved or get so involved in so much hostility.TYPES
The German psychiatric 1500 or so “different types of insanity” are just different symptoms of the same cause. There is only one insanity and from it springs different manifestations. Psychiatry erred in calling these different types and trying to invent different treatments.DEFINITION
Insanity can now be precisely defined.
The definition is:
INSANITY IS THE OVERT OR COVERT BUT ALWAYS COMPLEX AND CONTINUOUS DETERMINATION TO HARM OR DESTROY.
Possibly the only frightening thing about it is the cleverness with which it can be hidden.
Whereas a sane person can become angry or upset and a bit destructive for short periods, he or she recovers. The insane mask it, are misemotional continuously and do not recover. (Except by modern processing.)
Hubbard, L. R. (1970, 28 November). Psychosis. (Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, Case Supervisor Series 22). The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. IX, pp. 205-208). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.