International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 5 - March 1992
The Bridge to OT, and Repairs
By Hari Seldon, Trantor (The same author wrote the letter in "Ivy" 4, page 26, true name and address known, and we will forward any letters sent to our office. IVy's Ed.).
From L. Ron Hubbard we inherited a technology. It contained two fundamentally different approaches to the case.
Let's start this article by clearly differentiating between -the case of the thetan- and -the human being case-. The case of a thetan is the charge that is preventing the thetan from being O.T. The case of the human being is what is preventing him from being a human being by some kind of hidden standards.
The tech can be used to repair (i.e. to get the rudiments in) or to advance the thetan across the bridge. The only purpose of repair is to get the thetan "sessionable", so you can run him on the processes that get him closer to O.T. (moving across the bridge).
This is a very important datum in the tech that LRH left behind. You do not need to take my word for it. Just get hold of your C/S-series and study the purposes behind repairs and the standard bridge. Reasons for Repair
In scientology (as well as in the Cof$) there are at times voices, that claim that it is more important to handle the various problems and charges the pc has his attention on in this lifetime, rather than handling the case (barriers to O.T.) of the thetan (the being that has lived in this universe since he entered it in this time-period).
According to the C/S-series this is not true (and I agree). I would say that the reason a C/S falls into the trap laid by the pcs bank to "handle the pcs human existence in this lifetime" instead of handling his "eternal case", is a failure to control (KRC) the pcs bank. Instead of controlling the pc and the bank the C/S plays theetie-wheetie games with the tech. And so he runs rudiments to obtain the key-out necessary to obtain a pc "in session" (willing to talk about his case - i.e. theta barriers - to the auditor), but never touches the preclears case.
It is a misidentification of importance (sometimes called unintelligence or ignorance) of severe magnitude. The "why" is almost the same as the "why" behind failures to study (i.e. the three barriers to learning):
Purpose of Auditing
Hubbard gives an example in a tape where he compares getting the rudiments in on a pc to driving a bus up to a bus station where the pc is waiting to get on to be driven away from where he is. The rudiments do not take the pc anywhere on the bridge. They allow the pc to step onto the bridge. But once the bus has arrived at the bus station the pc needs to be -driven in the bus- to get "theta case-gains". What Hubbard very clearly says here is that rudiments and life repairs are no real "case-gaining" procedures. They only improve the pcs ARC in PT enough to make it possible to -then audit- him. Rudiments and repairs are of course auditing (tech-application), but they hardly touch the thetans case (barriers to regain OT abilities).
Why one falls into the trap
It is very easy to fall into this trap. Why?
Because we are human beings here on planet Earth. We are trapped into a swamp of confusion (i.e. mass of incomplete cycles of action - see "Problems of Work" by LRH (First published 1956.)). What you can do if you want to make sure that you advance up that old bridge of LRH is to handle some of these incomplete cycles of action and thereby regain your lost abilities as an O.T.
We have in our group managed to get a much higher percentage of sucess on the bridge than I ever saw in the Cof$. The reason is not that we run more rudiments or repairs (we do not). I would say the reason is that we refuse to agree with the pcs bank (i.e. allowing the human being or the bank of the pc to take control of the C/Sing). Instead we train our pcs on the tech, before we allow them to receive auditing.
Thus they are in agreement with us that:
KRC - triangle
So in our group we make sure that those who can confront these simple facts stay around, while those who cannot confront these simple facts leave. Those who stay increase their KRC on all their dynamics by a) accepting Responsibility for their own 8-dynamics case, b) by acquiring the Knowledge necessary to c) be able to Control these 8 dynamics from their own true self viewpoints - i.e. not-located theta viewpoint, assumed by a being who transcends all dynamics instead of one who is "looking at " one or more of the dynamics from an exterior viewpoint.
"Jonathan Livingstone Seagull" (in the book of that name written by Richard Bach) pointed out that it is necessary to teach the flock about "the unlimited golden seagull" again and again, even if nobody in the flock understands anything at first, because if the lesson was only repeated, then one day a Fletcher Seagull would suddenly grasp the meaning of "unlimited golden seagull".
We have the same problem here in free scientology (or even inside the Cof$). There is almost nobody who knows what a true thetan is all about. There is such a vast number of hidden standards and fixed opinions on what an O.T. really is, that it is pointless to even try to get the idea across to somebody who is new to the subject. Only after a pc has had auditor training and hundreds of hours of auditing and solo auditing is he capable of understanding what a true 8-dynamics being (an O.T.) really is.
We should be very grateful to LRH for showing us the road to O.T. Without his assistance and without the E-meter we would be as lost as are psychologists using their stupid theories or police investigator using their "lie-detector".
The tech behind the bridge is the map you need to find the road to O.T. The E-meter is the compass necessary to know if you are moving in the right direction. The know-how of the ARC-triangle, the KRC-triangle etc. is the glue that combines the data of the tech with the mass of reality (i.e. the case, the E-meter etc.) into a workable package that makes it possible to lead those beings who have the confront to fulfill the purpose of auditing.
Let's get trained! Let's get audited! Let's solo-audit! Let's grow in ARC and KRC!
Let's make O.T.!
And do not allow people to sell you other roads to O.T. It is highly unlikely that there is an abundance of beings around on this planet that have workable roads to O.T. for you. A fellow like LRH does not come around every life-time. We owe him something for having delivered this opportunity to get free. Those who invalidate the "old bridge" of Scn are those who failed to apply it to their own case (and we are talking about their O.T. case now, not their human being case in this life time).