Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1950, 2 August
Document title: The Importance of Getting Engrams
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Monday-Wednesday-Friday Course
Location: Elizabeth, New Jersey
Document ID: 5008C02
Description: Hubbard teaches how to locate engrams by hypnotizing the subject and making them feel like screaming or jumping out of the window; talks about narcosynthesis in Dianetics therapy.
Another way of handling a case who is stuck on the track is to mount four lady’s handbag mirrors on a phonograph record and then make the phonograph record turn on the turntable on which there is a small masked candle. The person can’t see the candle but he can see the flicking in the mirrors. Very soon he feels like screaming or jumping out of the window and you get up an engram. He doesn’t get hypnotized, but the impulse going back against the engram has been to bring the whole thing up to the surface. It is a very interesting technique.
An invalid technique right in company with that is narcosynthesis. Hypnosis is not bad. Narcosynthesis is plain murder. If you contact something in narcosynthesis, you throw it into permanent restimulation. Don’t, as an auditor, make that horrible error.
One can’t lay down a blanket rule and say don’t use narcosynthesis, but let me give you this very definite precaution in using it. Don’t touch any late moments of physical pain and unconsciousness in the case. Leave them alone. Don’t even try to go in toward them because you can put them into restimulation, and when they have been restimulated by the auditor with the patient in narcosynthesis, the engram is in full restimulation when the drug wears off.
Hubbard, L. R. (1950, 2 August). The Importance of Getting Engrams. Monday-Wednesday-Friday Course, (5008C02). Lecture conducted from Elizabeth, New Jersey.