Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1950, 12 June
Document title: The Conduct of an Auditor
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Lectures and Demonstrations: Monday-Wednesday-Friday Course
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Document ID: 5006C12
Description: Hubbard discusses the case histories of a manic-depressive nymphomaniac co-auditing with her paranoic husband, and how Dianetics can be used to make people insane.
At present we only have two bad cases. One is being cleared up right now at a very rapid rate. The other one is a manic-depressive who was beaten up by her paranoiac husband. He brought her in after her psychosis had broken—a very nasty sort of a case. Over the period of the last 15 years she has had several breaks. She is in bad shape, a manic-depressive with, by contagion, paranoia sitting in the upper part of the bank so that she presents a very strange sight to the eye.
But if we want to put the work in on the case, we can of course go over it and work at it for a long time and get her out of it. But how does one reach it? She is greatly disassociated, and the very phrases that the auditor will use on her restimulate the last beating she had. So in order to work at all we have got to use an entirely different language. We won’t be able to say analyzer, or analytical mind, or reactive mind or engram, or any one of these things; because what he did was slap her and maul her and beat her, screaming the most aberrative phrases he could think of, in a way which was apparently unconsciously or consciously couched to make Dianetics as difficult to apply as possible. He has not liked this woman for 16 years. She is a nymphomaniac and he is insanely jealous.
I did the worst thing to him I could possibly do. I broke his paranoia! The total time in therapy was six hours. We broke the engram. I happened to have a Rorschach on him and I knew he was a paranoiac. So I broke it out into tears, and spilled the painful emotion. A psychotic comes back fairly quickly to neurosis after you take away the painful emotion. I knocked out the paranoia, which was the “against” engram.
That is about the only case where you can say one kind of engram is the boss. Phrases such as, “My family is against me, they’re against me, I know they are against me, and they pit everybody else against me. My family is against me. Poor me, I’ve got to leave this house. I’ve got to get away, I’m right up against it,” of course take the whole engram bank and slam it up to present time. To delete the painful emotion from the case was a matter of not too many hours of work.
In the wife’s case I can guarantee no damage will occur through Dianetics. The only way you could do any damage is with the most sadistic purpose in the world using the basic axioms of Dianetics; because, knowing the cause of insanity, it can be created.