Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1952, 12 December
Document title: Games/Goals
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Philadelphia Doctorate Course
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Document ID: PDC-40
Description: Hubbard makes claims about the state of theta clear; compares this immortal, god state with Homo sapiens.
All right, you make a good theta clear, you could kick him in the shins, or an automobile could run over that body, or anything could happen to that body, he would stand there and be outside, not trapped. What you’re doing is making a thetan trap-proof, as far as a body is concerned. And pea… I love these… these short-gap no-synapsis characters that go around saying, “A theta clear is uh… just a theta clear, and that’s nothing, why, anybody could be that, or do that uh… because uh… the astral walkers have been uh… been skidding around on their feet uh… for a long time on this subject, and everybody knows that they’re theta clears, and anybody can…” Oh, piddle! It isn’t even vaguely connected!
You’ve got the individual EXISTS, and IS without a body, and no dependence on one, beyond his contact and communication lines, as long as he wants to stay in contact with the bodies. But the body doesn’t command him, he commands it. That’s a terrific goal, right there! You’ve got a human being, made into a new kind of human being. It’s a body being monitored by a trap-proof thetan. And that makes quite a guy! Quite a guy. There’s a big difference between that guy and homo sapiens. An enormous guy! This goal is so far beyond the goals of the first Book that I don’t think you could measure ‘em with light wave… meters… light-year meters. It’s just… be… way beyond anything. Because the bird’s immortal! Maybe you hadn’t… probably… many of you taken even that into consideration. That you’ve just made a god! What is the definition of a god? It’s an immortal. Since time immemorial in this language, the gods are immortal. The immortals are gods. This guy can be… body can be bashed in, so forth, all he’s got to do is pick up another one. Knowingly, full knowingly.
You’ve given him his identity, his own identification inside himself as much as he needs it, and his own state of beingness and stepped him sideways off the track, completely, of having to flick back through between-lives areas, and be this effect of God knows what-all. The body got killed, it’d be a sad thing because he would not be able to collect his social security as himself. That’d be real tough, wouldn’t it? So don’t… don’t sell this goal short. You’ve just made an immortal. So that… that’s a good enough goal! All by itself.
Hubbard, L. R. (1952, 12 December). Games/Goals. Philadelphia Doctorate Course, (PDC-40). Lecture conducted from Philadelphia, PA.