Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1953, 29 October
Document title: Study of the Particle
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: First American Advanced Indoctrination Course
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Document ID: 1ACC-42
Description: Hubbard is discussing people who have trouble with their position in space, who hear voices and see visions; remarks on how the Catholic Church credits visions; says that a person who thinks he is a body being run by God is in horrible condition.
Now, people who have — are having trouble with position are having immediate trouble with communication source-points and communications receipt-points, so they don’t know who’s talking to them. “Kill yourself;” the voice says and the guy stops, “Well, I guess I’d better” All right.
When we — when we look at the communication source-point and the communication receipt-point, and we have a preclear who doesn’t know where he is or where his source- or receipt-points are, he has gone down into a level of uncertainty which demands any kind of a certainty, so he’ll pick tip anything. He’ll let some kind of an old, moldy, decayed body nailed to a cross or something like that talk to him — he’ll get visions from. And of course, some adventurous thetan going around can always mock up a ball of fire for one of them.
But you notice that all creditable visions — those visions which are credited by the Catholic church, which is an expert on visions, they get them all the time, people writing in all the time they’ve had visions — they call for of necessity, the existence of a source-point for the communication in the form of some sort of mock-up, and they’ve laid this down as their — part of their rules. Now, I haven’t stated it the way they state it. “Did he appear to you?” which means “You didn’t just hear him, did you? I mean, you saw him too? Oh, you saw him too!
Oh, oh, well, well, come on in, we’ll canonize you. Got fifty bucks or…?” What is it they charge now for a canonization? Anyway or can you buy them? Oh, that’s right, they have to be “posthumorous.”
The point I’m making here is that the communication source-point must be identified, and the thetan’s utter passion for knowing where he is comes about when he’s confused about communication source-points and communication receipt-points, He wants-he wants to know where he is. Well, if he knows where he is, then he figures out — he’ll be able to figure out where the source- and receipt-points are, second. Well, when he starts getting bad off, he doesn’t know about this. Now, you’d say when a thetan starts getting bad off. And when he starts getting to be human, my God, even any old, moldy engram that comes along can start talking to him suddenly, see? See, anything can happen from there on. He just — he’s there — he doesn’t even know he’s there; he thinks he’s a body and so on, being run by God, he — or something — he’s in horrible condition.
Hubbard, L. R. (1953, 29 October). Study of the Particle. First American Advanced Indoctrination Course, (1ACC-42). Lecture conducted from Camden, New Jersey.