Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1953, 4 November
Document title: Process To Resolve Randomity And Automaticity (continued)
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: First American Advanced Indoctrination Course
Location: Camden, New Jersey
Document ID: 1ACC-54
Description: Hubbard lectures on Distraction Processing and recommends it to make people who are in really bad shape let go of their whole bank; says the police used this on someone who they were after.
You can take anybody who’s in real bad shape and you’ve got what is known as Distraction Processing. If you really want to fix them up and make them let go of the whole bank… I’m sure psychiatrists would love this technique. And if it weren’t for the fact that they were – they were – we would have to undo afterwards the damages they had done with it, we’d give it to them just for the hell of it!
You put a flashbulb up there in the corner of the room; you put another flashbulb over here in this corner of the room. All, you see, ready to go, with reflectors pointed straight at the preclear; then you put one over on the side of him. He doesn’t know where these are; he’s in a totally dark room. We flash this bulb, we flash this front bulb, we flash that bulb over on the side and just as he’s recovering from that we drop about twenty glass bottles immediately behind him.
What do you think will happen to him?
Male voice: He’d come to present time.
Female voice: On the first one.
He would either be taken out of there on a stretcher or he’d be in present time because you’ve made him let go of practically everything in the bank. Real violent.
Now, instead of taking his attention off suddenly like that, you take his attention off slowly. You’re trying to make him look at present time. He can’t look at present time because he’s looking at the past in the form of energy: ridges, old machineries, automaticities he’s set up in the past located in geographical areas which he knows better than to inhabit since, because the cops are after him and the one thing he’s sure of, that’s it. He’s wanted – but not the right way. That’s what’s known as inverted appetite. The Police have a terrific appetite according to some preclears. So we don’t violently yank his attention off with a flashbulb, we just get him to put his attention over on either side of the thing.
Hubbard, L. R. (1953, 4 November). Process To Resolve Randomity and Automaticity (continued). First American Advanced Indoctrination Course, (1ACC-54). Lecture conducted from Camden, New Jersey.