Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1952, 3 December
Document title: Anatomy of Processing -- Energy Phenomena/Sensation
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Philadelphia Doctorate Course
Document ID: 5212C03
Description: Hubbard taught Scientologists on the Philadelphia Doctorate Course how to break people's desire for sensation in order to keep them dissociated (out of their heads, or exterior; also, what to do when the body collapses; how to coax them back. Scientology's "Mecca of Technical Perfection" in Florida sells the PDC tapes for $1,250, $1,125 cash. (Ref. 2008 price list, Source 202.)
Process sensation when you’re trying to break those internal lines, desire for sensation, and remember to process desire for sensation when you’re… when you have your thetan snapping into heads. That’s desire and thirst for sensation – must have is what’s got him there – so he’s riding on that postulate, which is the only reason he’d snap into a head.
He never knew that before. He wants to get something out of this body so the second something goes wrong with energy, he’ll snap in. Before he can undo anything he’s doing and remember that the thetan who shifts around inside his head is trying to keep from having a sensation.
He gets flows go… start going past him, and the flows go past him. He’s trying to keep from being afraid. He’s trying to hold on. He’s gone to the point now, and oddly enough this person seldom gets any pleasant sensations in the body anymore.
He’s trying to hold on, he slips, he’s skidding around. And he hasn’t got any time to work those communication lines to areas of sensation. He’s just trying to stay there, that’s all. That’s idiotic as the devil because the one thing you want him to do is get someplace else. And really the one thing he basically wants to do is go someplace else, and yet every action he takes is an action to hold on to where he is.
Sometimes you start to bust this up, and it happens very fast, that thetan will do a bunk, to use a British colloquialism, he will do a bunk. You say, “All right,” to this pleasant girl and she’s sitting there and everything’s fine. And, “Yeah, all right, now you be a foot back of your head, just be two feet back of your head.”
“Nuooong!” and the body goes collapse.
She is just passing Arcturus. You say, “Hey.” One of them… one very good gag that went on and on and the auditor coaxing her – “Think of your family. Why don’t you come back?” – Trying to get to reassume responsibility for the body, you see. “Think of your family, uh… think of this, think of that, think of something else,” and so on.
And nothing happened and that body was just sitting there like a lump of clay, you see, completely flopped. No controls on it, nothing on it at all but sure there’s a communication line. There always is a communication line to the body because it’s tuned up on wave lengths.
Don’t look for an actual cable between the body and the thetan – he’s all tuned up to the wave length of the ridges of this body. Of course, he could talk through it if he were six universes away. That’s… that’s he’s just tuned up to that wave length. There’s no such thing as space. All right.
Now… uh… you’ve got… you’ve got a thetan there who is on her way. Finally this guy says, “Well, think of your poor auditor.” And she came back. And so there… there is the preclear doing the bunk.
What happened there is it just had never occurred to this preclear before that you could do it all the way. This preclear had fooled around with astral walking and a lot of other things which are not similar to this. And you could do it all the way and there was all of you there and you were gone and on your way and it was so nice to get off of the surface of Earth and get on your way and she didn’t have any idea where she was going. It was just she was on her way. She was doing a bunk.
So if somebody does a bunk on you, coax them back. They seldom leave dead bodies on your hands.
Well, what happened is… is this preclear is suddenly shedding all his responsibilities. Once in a while you get that case. Don’t let it stop your own heart – they’re… they’re quite startling. Uh… sometimes they get out and they don’t know how to make the body handle anymore.
Well, get them to pick up a finger and drop the finger. Pick up a hand and drop the hand and move the hands around. And move the head around. They say, “Aw, I can run that thing, to hell with it.”
Okay, let’s take a break.
Hubbard, L. R. (1952, 3 December). Anatomy of Processing Energy, Phenomena/Sensation. Philadelphia Doctorate Course, (PDC-09). Lecture conducted from Philadelphia, PA.