Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1954, 14 December
Document title: Mechanics of Communication
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Ninth Advanced Clinical Course
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Document ID: 9ACC-07, 5412C14
Description: Hubbard discusses "the laws of Count Alfred Korzybski."
All right. Let’s look at pan-determinism1. You know about pan-determinism. You’d better had. Pan-determinism is the willingness to start, stop and change, along the dynamics. The degree of pan-determinism which the person has is his willingness to start, stop and change along the dynamics. In other words to monitor other dynamics, that is pan-determinism. Self-determinism2 leads down to control of self and control of self is actually a last ditch. Of course, that’s more upstairs than where man is right now. But this is still-even self-determinism would be a last ditch. Now in view of the fact that the universe operates simply because two things must not occupy the same space-let’s go over this real rapidly-two things must not occupy the same space. If two things must not, cannot occupy the same space, you’ll have a universe in space and everything different and detached and you have high individuality and all that sort of thing. But if two things start occupying the same space, completely violating the laws of Count Alfred Korzybski and general semantics- if they start occupying the same space, gahh, they do it compulsively and obsessively, you have aberration and identification. If it is done in complete knowingness, awareness and alertness, you just go into communication with everything in the universe, that’s all, on a knowingness basis. If you do it on an unknowingness basis, an unconscious basis, you wouldn’t communicate with everything in the universe anyhow, but you do it on an unknowingness basis. It’s alarming. All right. This is the difference between other-determinism and pan-determinism would be the difference between knowing you’re doing it and others doing it to you or through you, see. You know you’re doing it or you don’t know you’re doing it.
Hubbard, L. R. (1954, 14 December). Mechanics of Communication. Ninth Advanced Clinical Course, (9ACC-07, 5412C14). Lecture conducted from Phoenix, Arizona.