Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1953, 12 October
Document title: Exteriorization, Difficult Cases
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: First American Advanced Indoctrination Course
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Document ID: 1ACC-09
Description: While discussing his findings on space, Hubbard makes a remark about people in insane asylums, and their religious convictions.
You find all things — all things will boil down to this: Actually and technically there is really no such thing as an anchor point; there is really no such entity. An anchor point would be a collection of smaller spaces. A complex anchor point would actually just be a smaller space which is put out to demark a larger space. Let’s say we have three or four or eight points something on the order like that — and they circumscribed a certain space. And we’ve put those points together and we’ve got a space. Now, that’s very interesting. You put a lot of nothing around nothing to make and collapse nothing but that’s about what it amounts to.
This, by the way, leads one very readily to accept such things as handed out by Christianity and particularly by Christian Science. You look in the roster of an insane asylum and you’ll find out that the majority of the people in the insane asylum who have announced their religious — not the majority of the people, but the majority of those who have announced a religious conviction — go into the majority of Christian Science. And Christian Science is the most and Catholicism is the least, either because all the Catholics are indoctrinated to be something else or something of the sort.
But what distinguishes this? The Christian Science says, “All is illusion,” and then tells somebody to think good thoughts and then gives all the space to God. Ow! Oh boy! Now you couple those three things together and you have the very center pin, the very center of insanity. All the space of an insane preclear belongs to somebody else.
When people are arguing, they are simply trying to take each other’s space. When people are talking loudly at you and shouting at you, they are simply trying to make you understand that you have less space. The only punishable fact is creating more space or taking somebody else’s space, but basically that’s — the second one is secondary. The basic crime is making space which makes the basic crime, communication.
Communication is in essence the ability to join, or make a confluence with, other spaces. And you get all these spaces hooked together and you have agreement. That’s “We’ve agreed on this space. We’ve agreed that this much is my space and that much is your space. Now, you’ll find that as soon as one engages in a contest with a piece of space, he then immediately is in contest with energy for the good reason that he has postulated there’s a couple of anchor points up there and somebody else has postulated there’s some anchor points, too, so they’re re-postulating the re-positioning of anchor points. So as to what? To make more space or make less space.
People who have really given up and who have gone down Tone Scale and so forth are owning up very broadly to everyone at every hand that they have no space. Propitiation, very low on the scale, is giving people space. However, this same thing is very high on the scale.
Hubbard, L. R. (1953, 12 October). Exteriorization, Difficult Cases. First American Advanced Indoctrination Course, (1ACC-09). Lecture conducted from Camden, New Jersey.