Lecture: Randomity and Emotion
Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1951, 12 October
Document title: Randomity and Emotion
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: The October Conference
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Document ID: 5110C12A
Description: Hubbard lectures on how to put someone into a religious trance.
You can actually take rhythm—monotonous rhythm—and do things to individuals with it, because you are giving them a static tone. You are giving them a static, so they go into a sort of hypnotic trance. They see a static, so they are willing to turn themselves over to that static because their emanation point is evidently, as postulated in Dianetics, a static. A monotonous tone and a static is God, to a primitive mind. So if you introduce just enough action to convince somebody that there is an action happening, and then introduce enough sameness in the action to tell them that there is no action happening, that it is not random at all, that it is monotonous, and then add enough volume to it to impress them with a shock wave, they will turn themselves over to it.
Hubbard, L. R. (1951, 12 October). Randomity and Emotion. The October Conference, (5110C12A). Lecture conducted in Wichita, Kansas.