Paul Foster Case’s The Tarot describes the Beast as the unconscious part of ourselves.
In Hubbard’s science, the “Beast” is Homo sapiens with their sub-conscious reactive minds.1 Hubbard’s system trains in a new system of thought and behavior, that results in Homo Novis and, ultimately, Operating Thetan. They supposedly become “living embodiments of LRH technology.”2
The horizontal figure 8 … is the ancient occult number ascribed to Hermes. This horizontal 8 is also a symbol of the Holy Spirit. It means dominion on the horizontal plane.
The lion, as king of beasts, represents all subhuman forces, all subhuman expressions of the cosmic vital electricity.
The meaning of the picture [Key 8 of the Tarot] should now be plain. The Great Secret is the law that subconsciousness is at all times in control of every subhuman manifestation of cosmic energy. The extent of this control is far greater than is usually supposed.
Subconsciousness always directs the activities of subhuman forces of nature. This is true whether the action of those forces be hostile or friendly to man. Subconsciousness, in turn, is always amenable to impressions originating at the self-conscious level of mentations.
Our mental patterns are determined by self-conscious interpretation of experience. Let observation and attention (the Magician) be faulty, superficial, negative or fearful and the resulting sequence of subconscious reactions is bound to be destructive. Then the spoken word and unuttered speech of thought (the Chariot) will be vehicles for a destructive pattern, and we shall set wild beasts at our own vitals.
Change the pattern, and you change the result. Make it accurate, profound, courageous, positive. Then you tame the lion and he becomes your servant.
The woman’s yellow hair identifies her with the Empress, so that we may understand her to represent creative imagination and the subconscious generation of mental imagery. […] —Paul Foster Case4
As above, the figure in the Tarot Key VIII Strength (Teth) relates to the Empress5, who Hubbard was reportedly in touch with while he was running a confidence trick on Jack Parsons.
Hubbard called this power or life force or current theta; individual energy space production units he called thetans.8 Scientology claims to transform thetans into Operating thetans (OT). Scientology teaches beginners that while they think they are Homo sapiens in meat bodies, they are really thetans, and that his Bridge will take them to Homo Novis and beyond to OT. The way to OT is the Bridge to becoming “living embodiments of LRH technology.”
In Book of Thoth9, Crowley replaced the tarot card Strength with Lust. The female on the Beast is Babalon. Babalon appears in Crowley’s system as Binah or Understanding on the Qabalistic Tree of Life.
Material things are yours for the asking. Men are your slaves. Elemental spirits are your slaves. You are power among powers, light in the darkness, beauty in all. — L. Ron Hubbard10
Credible OTO scholars have written that Hubbard wormed the IX° materials out of Parsons.11 These materials set forth how to attract elemental spirits to become the slaves of the Magician.Hubbard hunted souls and drew them into his self-sustaining power source, his Moonchild, the Scientology organization. He brought us into his present time, his Alice in Wonderland. He researched us, measured us, flattened our emotions and our false purposes, and set us straight with his ethics, tech and admin.Hubbard applied the OTO material to lure what he called variously “raw meat,” “wogs” or “homo saps” into the org and under his control. He called his magic formula the Deadly Quartet,12 and warned Scientologists that if they used it they should be prepared to make a lot of friends.13
He got some of us slaving in his organization, to suck the souls out of every body we could get into the shop and to extract all the blackmail material the organization would need to degrade our image to beast level if we left.
Every Scientologist has a part in the Keeping Scientology Working. They “know” that they are not playing some minor game in Scientology. It isn’t cute or something to do for lack of something better. They “know” that the whole agonized future of this planet, every man, woman and child on it, and their own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what they do here and now with and in Scientology.
But Hubbard was the Source. Now it’s the Source’s Apprentice , David Miscavige.
New recruits become aware that they are thetans when they accept what Hubbard tells them they are, where they’ve been and what to do to “Clear the Planet” of our reactive minds that keep us trapped and in the dark.
Hubbard processes thetans with his brainwashing program called The Bridge to Total Freedom. At the top of the Bridge they are Operating Thetans, OTs, like Tom Cruise.
I violated the Keeping Scientology Working by writing an essay I titled Scientology: Soul Hackers. When Scientology found out I was the author, they forced my daughter to disconnect from me. When I demanded a refund, Scientology issued my Suppressive Person Declare14. Scientology’s enemies, including former Scientologists who speak out against their abusers, are seen as Frankenstein’s monsters who are completely taken over by their reactive minds. According to Hubbard, SPs act out their evil intentions with non-stop crime, fighting a battle that does not exist. He called them Suppressive Persons , SPs, antisocial personalities, merchants of chaos and merchants of fear . Scientologists know from the Suppressive Person doctrine15 that their very survival depends on shattering SPs.The Suppressive Person doctrine is what makes Scientology a societal menace.
- Definition: reactive mind. ↩
- Ref. CSI (1996) Golden Age of Tech brochure. ↩
- Definition: eighth dynamic ↩
- Case, Paul F. (1947) The Tarot: A Key to the Wisdom of the Ages. Los Angeles: Builders of the Adytum. ↩
- The Empress ↩
- Wikipedia: astral light ↩
- Wikipedia: Eliphas Levi. ↩
- Definition: thetan ↩
- Online: Book of Thoth ↩
- The Admissions of L. Ron Hubbard ↩
- See The Beast 666 by John Symonds. ↩
- Promo: The Magic formula ↩
- Promo: Be prepared to make a lot of friends. ↩
- My SP Declare ↩
- Key documents: Suppressive Person doctrine ↩