Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1952, 15 December
Document title: SOP: Spacation (continued)
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Philadelphia Doctorate Course
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Document ID: PDC-49
Description: Hubbard instructs auditors what to do when their preclears go psychotic, including what to tell the police in the event their preclears die.
First and foremost, you have to be in communication with the person. So you’ve got processes which get you into communication with him. That’s right. There are processes. I just gave you one. They got too much, so you give them more. They haven’t got anything and they don’t want anything – take it away.
All right, a person will be sitting up on the ceiling grinning at you ghoulishly, with a head the size of a tennis ball, screaming the glee of insanity and five minutes before this you were talking to her; she’s a perfectly sane girl. Completely sane, sober, conscientious, polite. A little bit.. well – but polite. A good wife, good mother. Good normal homo sapiens.
And you, all of a sudden, said, “Well, all right. Put out a beam and push your forehead two feet forward.”
And she suddenly screams with laughter and plasters herself up against the ceiling and sits up there and says, “Heh-heh-heh-heh! Try and get me down now! Heh-heh-heh-heh!”
And you say, “That.. well, that wasn’t in any of the lectures.” There will be situations that aren’t in any of the lectures. I would hate for you to go out and be calm as an oyster all the time. If I.. if I.. if I thought for a moment that I was the only one who was going to have to do any worrying in the preparation of Scientology, I’d feel very bad. I want you to do some worrying too.
So I could tell you that there’s all sorts of things liable to happen. Sometimes it isn’t a thetan. Hmmmmmmmm. Sometimes what comes out of the head – ummmmmmmmmm.
No, no, I’d better… I’d better make it straight. It’s always a thetan that comes out of the head. But sometimes he sure doesn’t bear any resemblance to himself. Nice girl – she’s sitting there on the ceiling. What am I going to do? Let’s see. It costs, I think, 25 pounds a minute to call London, and uh.. Ron’s in london. He couldn’t process this girl for an hour over the phone. Do I.. even if I did get somebody to process her over the phone, would I hold the phone up to her on the ceiling or hold it…”
So, no. Just uh.. whatever they’re doing, get some more of it. And remember such factors as glee of insanity.. irresponsibility, irresponsibility, irresponsibility. You can get very.. you can use old processes if you want to. “Get the beautiful sadness of being responsible for everything on earth. Now get the beautiful sadness of having this beautiful tomb for having been responsible for everything on earth.” “Yes,
yes.” They can get that. “Boy!” they say, “that’s phoney.”
You say, “Get uh.. run Rising Scale on the beauties of uh.. being somewhere else.” But whatever you do, do something and do something effective. Action is always superior to inaction.
So uh.. if you lost your nerve at any one of these points and you do get a preclear all fouled up and you find out that he was sitting on the 20th Century Limited tracks and the train came by and ran over him and the body dies there, and so forth, just report it honestly to the police exactly what happened: The person died of heart failure – and you were having a quiet social chat with him and afternoon tea.
Actually, there’s no danger in that happening. The body keeps on running – much…
Hubbard, L. R. (1952, 15 December). SOP: Spacation (continued). Philadelphia Doctorate Course, (PDC-49). Lecture conducted from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.