Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1954, 17 December
Document title: History and Development of Processes Question and Answer Period
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Ninth Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Document ID: 9ACC-09B
Description: Hubbard compares and contrasts healing by Scientology with Christian healing; says the raising of ability to play a game is a secure line of action.
Well, you’re processing toward truth, and have consistently. The only time that we would really get into trouble is supposing we had a process whereby the snap of the fingers on the part of the auditor would restore the complete use of the right leg, which has been paralyzed up to date, you see? All right, pang, see, and that leg is then restored. You are going to get chaos. Just as they got chaos a couple of thousand years ago here on this very planet.
You see that? With no volition on the individual’s part at all, he was suddenly cured of leprosy. Yaaaah! Now, we don’t find any of these, really, many of these people that were cured in this fashion suddenly following in the van and doing all sorts of things, you know, we didn’t find this at all. But we found an awful lot of people ganging up to hang this man, didn’t we, huh? That civilization couldn’t rest until they got him on the cross, nailed tight.
We have no slightest idea how many miracles — because of the later impact we can’t doubt the fact that something happened then and that somebody existed at that time; we — something happened, there was somebody around. But the very violence of this seems to denote that a great many more people were affected than are commonly listed. And we discover obscure mentions in the various books of the Bible of this and that happening, such as seventy disciples going out and they’re supposed to heal everybody in sight.
Male voice: If you cured — if you take six psychos and you just, you know, magically waved a wand and they’re well, what would happen to all the people around them? How would they feel, the people around them who had a vested interest in their psychotic, that’s —
Well, they’d want to hang you, of course.
Male voice: …other people’s games. Mmm.
Male voice: It’s real hard to make some of these psychos, and you come along and mess that up: silly boy! Mmm. The psycho, of course, being so helpless is very easy to own as a terminal.
Male voice: Oh, boy.
Male voice: Oh, it’s true.
Yeah. And similarly, a person who is — who is in bed. But increasing an ability as we have, well, almost always done to some degree or another, we have escaped in Dianetics and in Scientology this tremendous kickback that has practically ruined several fields. Which has caused, by the way, the Christian Church to almost utterly abandon healing as any sincere endeavor.
But the raising of ability is a very secure line of action. But raising ability to do what? See? To play a game, and that is a very, very secure, good, easy thing to do.
Hubbard, L. R. (1954, 17 December). History and Development of Processes Question and Answer Period. Ninth Advanced Clinical Course, (9ACC-09B). Lecture conducted from Phoenix, Arizona.