Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1952, 21 January
Document title: The Anatomy of the Overt Act Part II
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Professional Course
Location: Wichita, Kansas
Document ID: 5201C21B
Description: Hubbard discusses a phenomenon he calls the life continuum. Talks about "the mechanism of Jesus" in context of what Hubbard calls a service facsimile.
In auditing, in a service facsimile, in a grief charge, in any overt act1, in any situation involving sympathy, look for the shift of the control center2. When does the individual suddenly become the other individual? It isn’t that he becomes the other individual. It is the moment when he determines that he shall control or help the other individual. The second he starts to help the other individual and sees the other individual being destroyed, at that moment his control center will hang up as a failure over the other individual. And his overt act will result in the fact that his control center of himself will operate on a level of self-destruction. Hence you get succumb below 2.0 on the tone scale3.
Now, you understand that? The individual tries to help somebody else who succumbs anyway. He tries to do a life continuum4 for him. This life continuum is only the manifestation of being somebody else. It is really wonderful to behold.
Well, you get your overt act; that is administration of non survival to another dynamic. That is an overt act. When it is very, very severe non survival and has no reason connected with it, it becomes a service facsimile. Or if there already is a service facsimile, it becomes part of that chain. This contains the liability of an individual sliding down that emotional curve every time somebody drops a curve on him, eventually winding up as the dynamic he hurt or harmed. Any atheist eventually winds up with the delusion that he is God. Interestingly true. If you don’t believe it, go down to the local spin bin and find your boys who think they are God, and you will discover an atheist. Interesting.
The mechanism of Jesus gives an individual an opportunity of having his service facsimile forgiven in the absence of processing. He has his service facsimile5 forgiven because Jesus shouldered the burdens of the world – the crimes, the overt acts of the world. And after that, the individual can walk off with his soul clean and continue on along the line and go on living under our various codes of behavior. Lord help somebody who sins against Jesus – overt act. The time when somebody went into that church and burned all that plate and destroyed the crucifix – oh, boy!
An overt act against Christ on the cross is a very interesting thing, because it winds the preclear up on the cross! And if you don’t believe this, see how many preclears you can run through the crucifixion, and you will be able to get every fifth or sixth preclear to run the crucifixion. It’s interesting, isn’t it? He will run it with full somatics6 – nails, thorns. Fascinating! Have you noticed this strange fact?
You will find that the individual gets so concerned on this dynamic and he is so high on this seventh dynamic7 operation – I mean, it is so subject to thought, imagination and so forth – that there is a moment’s shock somewhere on an overt act against Christ to such a degree that the individual will shift his control center, or attempt to, over Jesus. And the second he does this, he becomes Christ on the cross. Oh, that is a grim one. He may die then and go off someplace else, and he will live generations, maybe, before he gets the curve dropped on him enough to someday – as one girl is doing in Spain – start bleeding from the holes. There are lots of them, by the way; they start bleeding from the nail holes, from the thorn – the pains in the appropriate places. They will do this on Easter regularly. There is some terrific service facsimile in the matter. And in this Christian society you have to take that one into cognizance, because that is the overt act on the seventh dynamic. You really have to take it into cognizance, because it is a crime against all man. That is a grim joke, isn’t it, that the individual will carry those wounds the second he declares war upon that. It is no wonder that Christianity forms an impregnable fortress. It has the perfect answer: Attack it and you will carry it through. Now, I am still talking to you about phenomena, not religion. You will find this in your preclear and you had better do something about it. Where a service facsimile is against the seventh dynamic, you will find these manifestations. So don’t be surprised about them or don’t be upset particularly.
If your preclear one day, driving down the street, knocked over a little boy on crutches, your preclear this life or the next is going to be on crutches. Or if he hurt a human being so that human being had to go on to crutches, your preclear is going to be on crutches. What you are actually doing in auditing is knocking out the source of a crime against another dynamic. It is odd that suicide is a crime against self.
I got into an interesting incident the other day. I evidently had been bunged up one way or the other and was sort of flipping a coin. There was just too much pain present to go on living, and too damaged to go on living, so I evidently cut my own throat and that was twice as bad. It made a very interesting incident.
You get the idea? There is a maybe there. There is no solution to it, so you take the wrong solution and commit an overt act against the first dynamic.
So don’t expect not to find overt acts on the first dynamic. You will find a lot of people who will tell you that they only have overt acts against the first dynamic. This is held in doubt, but they certainly have a minor chain of them. When you hurt yourself purposelessly, you committed an overt act against yourself for which you probably have not forgiven yourself and which still hangs you up with a somatic. But that is the only time you can hang yourself up with one of your own.
Hubbard, L. R. (1952, 21 January). The Anatomy of the Overt Act Part II. Professional Course, (5201C21B). Lecture conducted from Wichita, Kansas.