Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1952, 1 December
Document title: Opening: What Is To Be Done On Course
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Philadelphia Doctorate Course
Document ID: 5212C01; PDC-1
Description: Hubbard describes Arslycus and instructs on how to use suggestions about Arslycus to control preclears and put them on an "automaticity curve."
I’m sure there’s an old civilization called Arslycus that you’ll find on an E-Meter with a pc. By the way if you want to make your pc terribly tired and worn out, if you want to put him under good control and start him down the automaticity curve, that’s another one. If you want to put him down the automaticity curve rapidly, just suggest to him something about Arslycus and get him just to run a little corner of Arslycus and then sympathize with him and leave him there. He’s spent something like ten thousand lives in Arslycus, on the average, and all he did was work. And he did the same job over and over. And when he died they could reach out and bring him back and put him in another body and he was a trained artisan, and they didn’t even educate him again. They grew the body very rapidly and they put him back on the same job. And the job would have to do with polishing the third row of bricks. And that would be all there was to the job – polishing the third row of bricks.
Arslycus got worse and worse. It got bigger and bigger. It was not built on a planet, it was just built in space. And it got bigger, and bigger, and bigger and bigger and one of these days I’m sure one of these slaves suddenly got the big idea of mass. And it sounded so reasonable, it sounded so logical to everybody that you had to start going slow with Arslycus because you would overdo the mass formula. That everybody agreed to this, the mass formula became a fact and Arslycus broke to pieces and scattered around in that particular part of the sky as being of too great a mass to sustain itself. Before that was just building built on thin air and roadways going between buildings. And it blew to pieces and all broke up and everybody fell through the sky. And were very happy to see it gone, but I think that that is about the point where you got the law of gravity coming in strongly. And after that the law of gravity began to affect itself on the universe more and more and more and more and you started to get all kinds of suns and planets and the most fantastic array of things.
Now… uh… all this of course is is… I’m just I’m just kidding you mostly. I don’t believe that you’ve been in the universe seventy-six trillion years. I don’t believe you have any past before birth. I… I don’t believe that there’s any reason whatsoever for this universe to be here except that some fellow called the devil or something that built it. Uh… I don’t believe any of these things. And I don’t want to be agreed with about them. It infuriates me to be agreed with about them. So I’m not asking for anybody to agree with me but I’m not asking for anybody to disagree with me either. All I’m asking is that we take a look at this information. And then go through a series of class assigned exercises – each one of you will get a mimeographed piece of paper. And that has a series of exercises on it. And it just says test this and test that. And it gives you a rundown actually on the complete subject. It is asking you to look for phenomena. And you’ll complete that before we’re finished here. Complete that in the evening or when you’re off for the weekend.
It is a very interesting thing but all this phenomena is discoverable. So I’m not asking you to agree with me; I’m actually asking you to find out what you agreed with. And what you have been agreeing with all this time.
In order to bring you to such a point of agreement that you’re actually here and and think that you should only be here and in the MEST universe and so forth. And examine that track of agreement, so that then you can undo that track of agreement. In other words, let’s see if we can’t disagree with this universe just a little bit. Not necessarily to destroy the universe. The universe is a good thing. Uh… I know a lot of people that ought to inherit it.