Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1954, 25 January
Document title: Goals of 8-0 (OT) Abilities
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Third American Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Document ID: 3ACC-40
Description: Hubbard lectures on the ability of "Operating Thetan" to exteriorize and interiorize, and how to achieve that product; discusses the meaning of courage; says the Catholic Church proved in the Inquisition that pain can make a cur out of anyone; relates courage to serenity.
Now an operating thetan1 has to be able to exteriorize from everything, so a great deal of processing is devoted to interiorizing into everything. Interiorize him, exteriorize him. Interiorize him, exteriorize him. And just by that process alone why he gets up to a point of where he feels pretty cocky. Resisting interiorization is his main difficulty.
Now let’s take up courage. Courage could be said to be the ability to resist with aplomb. The bridge between courage and cowardice is pain. No individual anywhere on the track has failed to have the experience of fighting like a lion and dying like a coyote. It’s very important to you, recognition of this. Courage is a sort of a persuasion. It’s a persuasion that the individual should face up to certain things. It’s a cult. It’s a philosophy. It’s balderdash.
Take a little kid and they teach him he’s got to face up to a lot of things. Nonsense. All he’s got to do is change his wave length and they go straight through him. That’s right. Making a little kid face up to blows, face up to resistances. Be courageous. That is so filled with nobility and beauty on the whole track, and is supposedly so great and so grand that it’s mislaid your operating thetan, mislaid all of his abilities, misplaced him in the whole universe. He started in by being courageous, and he fought like a lion and died like a coyote.
There isn’t any man, I don’t care of what magnitude, who doesn’t break across the bridge of pain. A study of the records of the Inquisition, which I undertook, demonstrated rather adequately that the Catholic church had something there. They could make a cur out of anyone. Mejune Dark, for instance, after a consistent and continuous torture, broke, and went to the funeral pier like a dog. Interesting, hm?
Well, courage is a sort of a lower toned mockery of serenity2. Serenity is just serenity, no further qualification. And courage is serenity in the face of something one has to resist, which is an enforced serenity. One desires to be serene, and then one desires to be courageous. Sort of goes down scale like that. Courage is actually, for one living in this universe and in this time, almost missing. Man has dropped so far below anything that even faintly resembled courage, and his ability to reach serenity, which is considerably above it, is very materially impeded. Thus your operating thetan, I’m afraid your operating thetan sort of starts out below the level of a death of a coyote. Let’s just be terribly factual. And he’s got a long way to travel to get up to a certainty of serenity. But you’re trying to put him up scale to this, and it isn’t necessarily true that he can’t make this in a breath. Time is not involved when particles are not involved. Time in auditing is not involved either. It’s when will he make the jump?
Well, to get him to make the jump is not too difficult when one has discovered for him that he can be exteriorized out of anything, and that he can then exteriorize himself out of anything. Now, let’s not say get out of anything, let’s say exteriorize out of anything. Big difference there you see.
Now you start in to make theta clear3 by exteriorizing somebody stably out of a body. Yeah, you just stabilized him out of a body. I would go so far as to say that theta clear is an unsafe condition to leave anyone in. But of course the much more dangerous condition to leave somebody in is in a body. That’s really unsafe. You have at least taken the most crucial jump of exteriorization, by flipping him out of a body. But you gotta be able to exteriorize him out of almost anything.
Hubbard, L. R. (1954, 25 January). Goals of 8-0 (OT) Abilities. Third American Advanced Clinical Course, (3ACC-40). Lecture conducted from Phoenix, Arizona.