Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1950, 15 June
Document title: Case Factors
Document type: lecture
Event: Professional Course
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Document ID: 5006C15C
Description: Hubbard gives Dianetics instructions for handling epileptiform seizures; suggests that convulsions are caused by a certain type of prenatal engram.
However, my experience has been that I could always deintensify an incident regardless of where it was, and anything that violent will discharge.
You get someone going through an incident where he was actually in a convulsive state, an epileptiform seizure, and that person will be in the foulest shape that a man can possibly be in.
Run it. And just keep running it. The thing will settle one way or the other. It will deintensify.
Don’t do what a poor gentleman’s girlfriend is currently doing to him. She is putting him back into a convulsive incident. There are no words there. She is not trying to guess any words there. She is not using any repeater technique. He is running on non-sonic, and all she has done is start him in at the beginning of the incident and then let him have a convulsion. Then after he has had a few convulsions, why, she brings him up to present time. Of course he keeps on having these convulsions. That is not going to deintensify. He isn’t getting any perceptic out of it at all, and he said, “I am beginning to feel very irritable with people.”
Well, what could be in the girl’s mind? He also said to me, “What good would it do to just do teamwork in the Foundation? I might as well do it at home.” Here he is being punished to within an inch of his life practically every time he goes into therapy, yet at the Foundation his case will be handled, his auditor will be trained, and supervised with relationship to his case particularly, and the thing will be gotten running. He will learn what to do about these things.
But there we have two babes in the woods where Dianetics is concerned.
Don’t ever do that. If you run someone into an engram where they are shaking all over, make them get the content out of the thing, hammer in when you get these quivers and convulsions. I have never had one of these cases fail to deintensify. Somewhere down in the early area the case should start to break on the unconsciousness. Then after a few more convulsions in the early area, these should just cease to exist on the rest of the case. In a migraine headache band you may have 200 incidents and you get off maybe 15 of them in the early part of the basic area, after which the person just gets a slight headache, and the headaches get slighter and slighter as you go on.
Convulsions can be a standard engramic pattern. After all, there are five kinds of orgasms a woman has and she might have a very convulsive type of orgasm, quite in addition to the fact that the shivers and shakes which she would then transmit might be very heavily laid in with verbal content; together with the fact that the preclear himself might have an engram at that point.
Hubbard, L. R. (1950, 15 June). Case Factors. Professional Course, (5006C15C). Lecture conducted from Elizabeth, New Jersey.