Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1952, 18 December
Document title: Your Own Case To You The Student
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Philadelphia Doctorate Course
Document ID: PDC-62
Description: Hubbard makes a cryptic reference to the universe of tunnels, apparently the Tunnels of Set, the Left Hand Path of black magic.
I mean, really to know, I was in the field of action with knowledge. And that’s the place you know. And… and suddenly it was there, and I had a complete realization on that fact, and with it came this realization, it couldn’t be touched! That’s a fascinating thing, isn’t it? And you look at these great big solid trucks, and you look at these great big solid walls, and… and all that sort of thing, and you say, “Boy, it sure is prettied up, isn’t it? Looks practically real!” But it’s not.
And that was action. Worked for a long time, and worked very hard. And actually entered the frame of reference that I was working sometimes – believe me, it was hard. Because I thought I was supposed to think it was hard, too. There’s a little over eighty thousand hours of work, and there’s a lot of things I would have rather done a lot of times. But I had never come up along the level of estimation… it’s something like walking into one end of a tunnel, and suddenly coming out of the other end of the tunnel. And you… you can walk in that tunnel for so long you don’t know you’ve been in a tunnel. And you say, “Well, it sure is pretty in this tunnel. Yeah, sure is pretty, in… in this uh… tunnel. It sure is pretty in this place. Sure is pretty around here… yeah, it sure is pretty in this great, big tunnel.”
“Yeah, ‘tunnel’, that’s the name for ‘universe’. That’s what you call a tunnel. And that’s one of the vastest parts, and that’s uh… oh, I don’t know, two tunnels make an infinity. That’s right, that’s the width of a tunnel, that’s uh… well, maybe the tunnel goes up to infinity. Yeah. And there’s lights, and suns, and stars, and everything in the tunnel,” and… and you go on about this thing. And… and what’s ‘tunnel’ mean? It’s changed its evaluation entirely and there it is, there it is.
Then one day you’re… you’re standing outside something and it hasn’t got anything to do with the tunnel. And you say, “Holy Cow! How did I… what is all this stuff out here? It’s space! What do you know! Why, it couldn’t po…” Gee, you know, it… it’s something that you… you… you just all of a sudden… then remember, that there was a time when you weren’t in a tunnel. And there was a time when I was not working on Dianetics or Scientology. That’s a fact. There was a time.
And another symbolism of it is shoving across an abyss. Well, you better get shoved, that’s all I gotta say! There isn’t any reason fooling around with your own case to learn something. Phooey! Learn it off somebody else’s case. Standard Operating Procedure Issue V will crack your case. I know that. It’s about time you did. Cause believe me, the best way I know of for you to know this subject now, is to find out that it works on you. And that’s the best way.