Ref: post29.txt

Date: 3 Apr 98

Subj : Super Scio Tech - Self Clearing Additions


A few more things which will get incorporated into version two of the self clearing book when I get around to doing it.

Note that feedback from people working with the book, both as to things with worked spectacularly well and as to areas which gave difficulty, is helpful.

1. Sales Hype

I'm so turned off by sales hype that I tend to do it in reverse, down playing things and making less of them.

If I were selling cars, I'd probably say that the things might actually get you to work if you were lucky as long as you paid constant attention to keeping them filled up with gas and had a mechanic work it over regularly and you had adequate driving skills.

This is in contrast to car commercials which show beautiful girls and drivers with racing skills zig zagging through hairpin turns.

I don't believe in making outrageous claims or indulging in false PR, but I really should work a little harder in generating some excitement and enthusiasm because it takes a good bit of determination for somebody to roll up their sleeves and get to work at facing up to their aberrations and expanding their abilities.

This is like the old joke about the pessimist and the optimist, where one says the bottle is half empty and the other says that it is half full.

After all, cars are very useful for driving to places and a nifty looking one will get you some attention and you can even learn to drive those hairpin turns.

So let me say for starters that I do believe that all those wild OT abilities are there at the top and that we are moving in that direction. And that in the meantime, the sporadic OT abilities are available now and can be gotten for free by many people by putting in some work on self clearing.

And the various chapters of self clearing really should have a few words of encouragement to build up some energy for pushing through the barriers. The chapter on communications, for example, should start by pointing out that you are going to do a hell of a lot better in life if you open up your communication lines.

All the chapters in the book have that hidden assumption, namely that it is an area of importance that will really make a difference. The entirety of the gains achieved in orthodox Scientology today are based on working over no more than about a third of the areas in the book, and people pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for this.

So count yourself lucky and get to work.

2. Positive Action

Current orthodox Scientology processing tends to concentrate on negative gain. Earlier 1950's Scientology assumes that you will get into positive action but doesn't play that up except for the areas of drilling OT abilities. The exception is auditor training, where areas (such as communications) which are necessary to auditing successfully are studied and drilled.

I made a point of covering positive areas that have been well mapped out in auditor training, such as the second of the chapters on communication which covers the positive skills.

But I neglected this in other areas.

Notice that in communication, after one blows off the barriers to communicating, there is a second chapter drilling things such as "intention" and "acknowledgments" and then one is expected to actually go out and communicate. This is where one develops real ability to live life.

In the chapter on recall processes, one will begin opening up one's recall of the past, especially by means of spotting pleasure moments etc. With the barriers gone, one can now work more easily with positive memorization techniques (such as those given in popular "improve your memory" type books), but self clearing does not mention that.

As a general rule of thumb, in any area where something major falls out of your way, you can now engage in positive actions on that line more easily. If the book doesn't give you some specific positive thing to do, then just look around and see if you can now find something which will contribute to your abilities and enjoyment of life.

The sky's the limit on this stuff.

3. Improvement to Chapter 14.

When I took a second run at the chapter on Protest, I found that process 14.1 could be upgraded as follows:

The original version was -

14.1.1a) What are you protesting

14.1.1b) What have you done to communicate that

14.1.1c) Who should acknowledge that

A better, more powerful version is

Select an area of Protest, then

14.1.1a) Describe the protest, or an earlier similar protest

14.1.1b) What have you done to communicate that

14.1.1c) Who should acknowledge that

14.1.1d) Visualize them as acknowledging your protest.

It worked better to stay on the same area of protest, spotting and describing it again on each pass through the commands, allowing it to shift around (the protest will shift as you keep running it) and also changing over to an earlier similar protest if it shows up while doing this. That lets you handle the protest fully instead of jumping over to a different protest.

The addition of the last command (d, visualizing an acknowledgment), made the process run much faster and deeper.

Once an area of protest is handled, another protest can be selected and run in the same way.

These changes (staying with the same protest, and visualizing acknowledgments) can also be applied to the other processes in sections 14.1 and 14.2.

4. An easier version of Chapters 16 and 17

The rundowns for handling must have / can't have and so forth are fairly complex and advanced. These are good for advanced students but may be a bit difficult for a beginner on his first pass through the book.

So if it seems like too much, a simpler version can be used.

Take each major item in both chapters (such as money or pain or whatever), and run

a) Mock up a way to waste ____
b) Mock up a way to have more ____

Just run them alternately without worrying about which side of things (trying to have or trying to avoid) you are stuck on.

Then use the more sophisticated rundown on the second time through the book.

Have Fun,

The Pilot