Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1952, 9 December
Document title: Flows: The Part Force Bears In Clearing
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: Philadelphia Doctorate Course
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Document ID: 5212C09D
Description: Hubbard refers his doctorate students to Korzybski for a complete dissertation on differentiation and identification.
We find out that an individual’s concept of his space regulates his concept of density. And his concept of density would be his degree of aberration or his degree of freedom, as the case may be. And we could just arbitrarily divide up the arbitrary scale we call the Tone Scale, something like this. [See lecture chart on page 163 in the appendix of this volume.] And get down here at -8.0, let’s take that, and let’s find out the gradient scale of space. Now, let’s take the first level here of differentiation. Let’s take down in this band, association, and down in this band, and from here down, identification. Now, let’s take those as three levels. And let’s look at space in relationship to these three things. I give you Korzybski when it comes to a complete, exhaustive dissertation on differentiation and identification. You don’t need to study that if you can conceive that a fellow who can–you know, the best way I know of is to recognize this–is to get some fellow who’s having trouble with his wife and give him some good old Straightwire. The first book1 covers this, by the way, considerably. But get this fellow who’s having trouble with his wife and get who he has her confused with: just that. And you’ll find out he’ll study around and he’ll study around and he’ll study around and finally he’ll find out that she wears her hair exactly the same as his mother. Or she has a certain mannerism that connects him to an aunt; or Grandma and his wife are confused, and he has attached to his wife everything he has found wrong with Grandma. Ha-ha! And furthermore, his wife won’t do the things he expected from Grandma. That’s a real lovely piece of identification, isn’t it?
Hubbard, L. R. (1952, 9 December). Flows: The Part Force Bears In Clearing. Philadelphia Doctorate Course, (5212C09D). Lecture conducted from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- The first book or “Book One” is Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health ↩