“Once upon a time there was a little thetan. And he was a happy little thetan and the world was a simple thing. It was all very, very simple. And then one day somebody told him he was simple. And ever since that time he’s been trying to prove that he is not.” —LRH
Between 15 October and 23 November 1956, Ron delivered 26 lectures at the 15th American ACC to students in Washington, DC.
Here is where he taught the application of simplicity, demonstrating its universal power whether in auditing, education or planetary dissemination.
In other words, Ron explains the factors of simplicity and complexity in relation to Scientology fundamentals such as creation, confront, communication, the ARC Triangle, the Tone Scale, games, duplication, confusion and the stable datum and how they all relate to living in the MEST universe.
He trained auditors not only on how to audit, but how to communicate data and how to educate, introducing the precursors of Study Technology—Learning Processes—that sliced through complexities like a knife through butter.
In sum, Ron had taken a giant stride in outreach, and with ACC students primed for action on the front lines, he declared the 15th American ACC the most successful ever.
And while providing all this, Ron taught an entire gamut of new technical developments, including:
- Postulates—how their power lies in the power to decide;
- Mimicry Processes—their background and theory;
- “CRA” Triangle—why “CRA” is the right way to say ARC;
- Valence Closure—the exact mechanism and its origin;
- Cures—what they have to do with Alter-isness and how cures eventually require more cures.
“Now, we Scientologists very often, some of us, make a slight error. We think Scientology is totally auditing. Scientology is not totally auditing. Scientology is a broad address to life itself.
”Just received a letter from an auditor who says, ‘I am not working professionally in Scientology now,’ and then goes on to say that she’s running an accounting business which is succeeding wonderfully because she’s using Scientology in it. And she’s handling all her help with this and handling all of her customers with this and she’s getting along beautifully and she’s straightened out her home with this. And it’s never occurred to her that she is operating as a professional Scientologist and could simply expand that accounting business of hers to organizational accounting, with Scientology, to a level that she hasn’t dreamed of yet.
“She has thought of Scientology as simply auditing—just auditing a preclear to better his health. That’s what she’s thought of Scientology as. Now that’s an awfully narrow look, an awfully narrow look. But, there are those of us who do just this and do no further than this. And that is all right too, because in order to run a business with Scientology or to conduct yourself as a professional business Scientologist, you would have to know auditing and be a very, very good auditor. Because it’s essentially the action of bringing people into an awareness of themselves, their surroundings and you.”
—L. Ron Hubbard
The Anatomy of the Time Track
Excerpted from a lecture by L. Ron Hubbard - 15th American ACC
Now, the anatomy of a time track is of extreme interest, since it is a mechanism by which a thetan seeks to defeat time. I’ll go over that again very slowly. A time track is a mechanism by which a thetan seeks to defeat time and recover the havingness which the automaticity of time repeatedly costs him. Follow this?
Pocketa-pocketa-pocketa, there goes time. The walls now are not the walls then. The walls then are not the walls now. Boppeta-boppeta-boppeta.
Fellow gets married, loses a wife. In the final analysis, what cost him a wife? Time. He hasn’t got her, he did have her. That’s that. Obviously, the villain is time.
Fellow buys a new car, runs into a DC or a London driver. No havingness. What cost him a car? Time. Fellow was rich, now he’s poor. What cost him his wealth? Obviously, time. Obviously. He had it, didn’t he? He can remember having had it. He hasn’t got it. Therefore, the wealth was in the past, so he was cost wealth by time. Quite obvious.
Fellow has a beautiful game going: He has a planet with everybody in revolt. Beautiful game. People getting shot in all directions. Electrocardiograph catches up with him, he has spoken from the heart once too often. And he has no beautiful game. Gone, all that lovely confusion. What cost him that? Time.
Time is an agreed-upon consideration by which we get rid of the things we don’t want. Time is an agreed-upon consideration by which we inherit things which we don’t have yet. Time is a beautiful consideration and is, of course, the heart of motion. Motion is simply motion, time is time. We record the postulate time by the change of position of particles in space. We record time by the change of position of particles in space. That’s all. That’s all we do.
We could say that time is the change of position of particles in space, but that’s not really true. That is the mechanical definition, and as such it does process in the field of mechanics. It does process in the field of mechanics. But of course, above the field of mechanics we have the entire field of postulates and all these changes of position in space are—all they are is a proven record of the passage of time.
Not only is the postulate time there, but we have convinced everybody that it is there, and then we prove it by changing the position of a car from A to B, and we say, “See? Time has went.” Time is basically a postulate or a consideration, as all things are, and that consideration came into being in order to produce motion, randomity, havingness, a game and other such basic considerations. But weaving through all of these other considerations, we do have this one consideration of time.
Now, it would be possible to have, without time. That is the one single exception in the field of mechanics. And so a thetan tries to defeat this as the last-ditch effort. And he makes a time track and he has pictures on the time track and these pictures are the shadows of what has happened.
Now, actually that is an inverted universe. That is not his own universe, usually. That is the universe he has created by taking pictures of the stuff as it has gone by. And that is a time track. The time track is the last vestige he has of his own universe. All he has left of his own universe is an ability to make a picture of other things that have been made. Now, that is the final analysis of what a time track is. It is that mechanical activity of taking pictures of what already exists and storing these in some orderly or disorderly fashion in order to have yesterday—at least have a picture of what has gone by. That is what most people call their own universe.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Some of what you’ll find in the 15th American ACC
- Examples of using processing to train athletes are given.
- The body was originally a very simple thing. What did the body consist of at the moment of its mock up? Learn how bodies are capable of fixing themselves.
- Find out what postulate the body is running on.
- Learn more on how the power to postulate something lies in the power to decide.
- Learn about the Scale of Reality and how to use it as an Auditor and in life.
- Why don’t people remember the lives they led?
- Find out more about the communication formula being a process in itself.
- Learn what to do to get a painter who can no longer paint, painting again.
- Find out why we have to create something in this universe at any given instant in order to have anything there.
- Learn the only time an auditor fails to better a case.