Author: Hubbard, L. R.
Document date: 1956, 31 January
Document title: GE Scientology
Document type: lecture transcript
Event: London Auditor's Meeting
Document ID: LAM-14, 5601C31B
Description: Hubbard taught that the part of human beings with no conscience, is the Genetic Entity , or GE, which is basically a low level mind on the order of an animal. Hubbard's processing solution was to exteriorize the thetan (cult personality) from the body in order to "unconfuse" the thetan about its identity. Exteriorization is akin to dissociation. Hubbard continued to develop the idea of the GE and its history called the "genetic line ." At the advanced level of OT 5, Hubbard taught that the body is literally composed of severely degraded and unconscious beings, called body thetans, which are addressed as such and exorcised with advanced auditing.
Some people get so bad off that they think a hostile thought, an hostile thought to some organization, and immediately thereafter figure the organization is about ready to do them in. This is a quite ordinary sequence, but it has its own values in restraint. It is quite a game in itself. This thing we call conscience, this thing we call “moral lack of temerity, moral timidity.” We, in other words, are restrained by our own reactions to a very marked degree. Well, oddly enough, these restraints are contained in the reactive mind. They are. Hadn’t anything to do with the GE.1
There are many men around who are “Operating GEs,” not Operating Thetans. And this whole matter of the GE becomes excessively important to us when we discover that the GE can be affected by a thetan but ordinarily is not, and that the reactive mind is operative upon the motor controls and other parts of the anatomy, but not upon its thinkingness. And there is a separate thinkingness in the body which has very little to do with this reactive mind. It has nothing to do with a thetan. But boy, can it influence the body. And that is the GE.
Once upon a time, a fellow by the name of Freud talked about the horrible ravening beast that underlie all of our motives. Most of the time I have considered Freud was pulling, at least, a longbow. I knew I didn’t have any horrible, ravening beast. I’ve turned around suddenly and I’ve sometimes found a mock-up of a lion or a snake in back of me, but never any real, horrible, ravening beast that was giving me advice and monitoring my directions. But obviously if there is dramatization in reactive thought, there is some kind of a reaction that takes place that the individual doesn’t seem to have any cognizance of.
Well now, it is not true that a thetan has a horrible, ravening beast and a terrible conscience and a censor and fully equipped with an ad-libido something. It’s not true that he had all this bric-a-brac. But it is true that a thetan is in somebody’s skull that has a lot of bric-a-brac and is a beast. Get the – bit of a difference here. The GE’s Scientology does not include an underlying, ravening beast which springs forth unbeknownst to it. It is a ravening beast. Get the difference? It has no suspicions whatsoever concerning its own character. It knows it’s terrible and it loves it!
Now, it’s perfectly all right to malign this GE because all it can do is give you a headache, kick your teeth in, tear your head off, and cause you to murder or sell your grandmother.
But here is a certain thing that is interesting: This thing has not been educated into a thorough belief that when it does something to somebody, something will happen to it. That’s the thetan’s idea. That’s a thetan’s idea; not the GE’s idea. The GE doesn’t run that way at all. The GE runs on unlimited, continual overt acts by it to others with compound interest and no liability. And that’s a fascinating view to take, because it says that it is unrestrained.
To unconfuse these two is the act of exteriorization.