R6-EW - What You
are Looking For
What we are handling with R6-EW is dramatizations stemming from the masses and significances of the GPMs in the Bank. We are only handling what is already in restimulation, something the Pre-OT is experiencing in life. Here are some more data on what we are looking for.
The dramatization should be an answer the question "What am I dramatizing?" (different versions of this question are used on the four Flows).
The answer is noted down on the worksheet. It does not matter how this is phrased. Just describe it the way it appears to you and in a way that seems to capture its bizarre nature.
It could for example be, "the feeling of
having butterflies flapping around inside my stomach" or "cold feet",
etc. These are sensations stemming from the Reactive Mind.
It can be behavior, such as "outbursts of anger", "hysterical laughing over bad jokes", or "I always get this eerie feeling when I see a beautiful girl", "I have to cross all the 'Ts' three times when I write a letter", "I am always late for work", "I obsessively collect old soup cans", "Obsessively eating candy", "Obsessively trying to loose weight", "Fixated on bodies and sex", etc., etc. Anything strange, irrational or out of the ordinary and somewhat incomprehensible to you when you take a good look. It can have to do with behavior, sensations, feelings, emotions and so on. It can be any condition or pattern of behavior that seems irrational and stemming from the Reactive Mind.
There is no rule that says it has to read. It often will and you should note that in your report. But whatever comes to mind as a legitimate dramatization can and should be taken up. You keep working on that one dramatization until it is handled. You find End-words and their opposites over and over.
If you are handling "the feeling of having butterflies flapping around inside my stomach", you look to see whether or not you still have that feeling after each Pair found. If you still have the manifestations of this dramatization, you continue to find End-words and their opposites until you have completed a cycle on that particular dramatization.
Quote: "When this cycle is complete, and you will know when it is complete, then you would again ask the question "What am I dramatizing?" and proceed as above."
"All this requires is some ability to recognize what it is you are dramatizing. No figure-figure is required - just an ability to perceive an existing state, condition, emotion, feeling, sensation, inability or lack of emotion, feeling or sensation."
The most important datum to know about End-words is, it has to be a some type of noun and it has to read well on the Meter. A correctly found End-word should produce a Fall or better with sensitivity set at 5. You should regularly see LFs, LFBDs and F/Ns when finding the right End-words.
To quote Ron Hubbard:
"A primary reason a student does not get large reads on the Meter is that he or she is not looking for the right group of End-words for his or her case.
Large reads are a must. Only large reads count. TA action is an unreliable indicator as Solo-auditing tends to neglect TA adjustment.
Consistent and continual large reads (1/3 of a dial or more at sensitivity 5 - see also note) is the expected Meter behavior, with occasional 0.2 Blowdowns. If this is not happening, then the student is looking for a wrong group of End-words for his case, or has suppressed and invalidated End-words, or has wrongly matched some up, or has found some wrong ones.
If one isnít getting large reads, one must not go on to new fields of End-words. One must overhaul what one has already done."
Note: what is described is actually a LF but Fs were later found acceptable.
You can get two apparent forms of End-words. One is the forthright noun, 'Boy', 'Cat', 'Spark', 'Tea pot'; these are physical things. The other type is a modification, adding -NESS and sometimes -FULLNESS or perhaps -INGNESS, -LINESS, or - IOUSNESS.
If the subject of the GPM is BOYS it could be BOYNESS or
BOYIOUSNESS or BOYINGNESS.
The idea is very plain. Just knocking out a boy would be a small action. But knocking out things which knock out boys would be a much broader action.
Therefore GPMs in their Items will often have an End-word ending in the -NESS form of the noun.
So you will routinely try for straight out
nouns that are converted to describe a condition, a quality, a more abstract
description of characteristics.
For 'Cat' it could be 'Cattiness' or 'Catlikeness'. For 'Spark' it could be 'Sparkability' or 'Sparkliness'.
In grammar these are called 'adjectival nouns' or 'adverbial nouns' as the nouns have some of the characteristics of adjectives or adverbs as the case may be.
You will find that the nouns (as things) are usually Locks on a much wider and more abstract concept of the noun as described above.
Also, adjectives, adverbs and verbs can be turned into something we loosely call a noun, but really is an adjectival noun or adverbial noun. 'Responsible is an adjective; 'Resonsibleness' or 'Responsibility' is an adjective turned into a noun.
The thing to do is to work with it and take something that gives a good read. It helps to call them out loud. By calling out loud what you have found it may suddenly produce the desired read. But you also have to be prepared for, that the read can occur when you first think of it or when you find just the right End-word in the dictionary. You will soon get the feel of it and can spot them without too much poking around. Don't forget to consult a dictionary of synonyms regularly to work it out. Such a dictionary is a must and an important tool in R6-EW.
Once you have found the End-word for the dramatization you find its opposite. In the Command Sheet is says "What would oppose that?"
You can actually go directly for your dictionary. Here you use a standard antonym dictionary (many dictionaries will have synonyms and antonyms in the same little book).
You find the opposite, the antonym, to the first word. This should read well also, make sense to you, and feel complete. This is the second or opposite End-word and must also be a noun, usually converted to a nounal form as described above. You can also try for the prefix UN-. If you have 'Boyishness' as the End-word you could get 'Un-boyishness' as its opposite; you would get happiness and un-happiness as a Pair. As always, the Meter will tell you which one is right for you.
Don't Quit before Done
Ron Hubbard has this advice:
"Tendency to quit or blow doing the R6 always stems from (a) past R6 errors, (b) dramatization of a missed End-word, or (c) failure to locate an End-word one is dramatizing. A common error is to get "Potatoes" when it is "Potatoness". The nouns you find are Locks on their own modifiers."
© Prometheus International, 2004. Plus fair use quotes from Ron Hubbard's published notes and works.