|Lecture: SOP: Spacation (Cont'd)|
|Hubbard vs. Christianity|
Hubbard discusses how to break psychotic cases by getting the person to locate things. Recommends setting up religious statuettes in insane asylums; says the Virgin Mary is a remake of the Egyptian Isis.
If a person doesn’t want to have a psychotic around him, if he’s afraid to have a psychotic around him, he won’t take possession of a psychotic long enough to break the case. That’s very obvious to you now at this stage of the game in your training. If he’s busy running away, he’ll make the person more psychotic..
And as far as Step Seven is concerned, we’ve still.. we’re still.. we.. we - by the way, I was using this process 18 months ago. This is not a new process, “Where is the light switch? Can you remember me? Who else do you remember around here? Where’s the wall?” Now we can just modify it and we know why that process works. Been using this process for a long time. Didn’t quite.. too well aware of why it worked. Well, it’s Q-1 is why it works.
Get the guy to locate things.
Now we can do it a little bit better, but we’re still doing the same process. Get him to locate.. get him to locate that wall. “Find that wall. Find that anchor point. Where is it? Find that anchor point. Find that one. Find that wall. Find that light switch. What’s the realest thing in this room to you?”
The guy all of a sudden looks around for a long time and he finally says, “That bedpost. What do you know! The bedpost is real!” He’d go over to it and tap it lovingly.
Now if you had a small statue, a statuette, or any aesthetic article - a real, good aesthetic article - a picture, something very aesthetic, and you were to go into an insane asylum with that thing and set it up, you would show these people and they would see for the first time something that was really real to them. That’s what aesthetics do for people - it’s real. And would you just drop it at that, and say, “Okay. Sit there and look at the Virgin Mary” or whatever it is? You’d never show her, by the way. Get a nude, if anything. Virgin Mary, all those statues, are remade statues of Isis.
You still find them in catacombs, by the way, and it says on the top of the base, it says “The Madonna” and turn them over real quick and look at the clay on the bottom of them and you’ll see the Egyptian symbol of Isis. They just imported Isis and Horus who was found in the bulrushes as a child. They took those statues and that became the early Christian statuettes. Very amusing.
Uh.. so some aesthetic item which has no real religious connection. But it.. it suddenly gives them a reality. They can see it. They know it isn’t going to hurt them because aesthetics ordinarily are not force. If you’ll notice, the whole race sort of is on a tacit consent about making anything forceful really beautiful. They.. they.. they.. they play off the majority of the items which they manufacture which are destructive and they make them ugly, not beautiful.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 15 December 1952: SOP: Spacation (Cont’d)
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