|Lecture: Address of Auditor to Preclear-Saturday Evening|
|Ron the Swami|
Hubbard talks about a patient who wouldn't accept him as a chiropractor but would accept him as a swami.
I had a dear old lady one time who was perfectly willing to be treated by me up to the moment when she found out I wasn’t a chiropractor. And at that moment I was a dog because I had misrepresented myself. Nobody had ever said I was a chiropractor as far as I could find out. So I sold her on the idea that I wasn’t a chiropractor, I was a swami, and she bought this okay. She would be treated by a swami. I don’t think she had any idea what a swami was, but it was something mysterious.
Her engram bank had gotten set up in a certain way so that she was talking to the dead spirits of her father and mother. She was trying to keep them from quarreling with each other as angels now in the Great Beyond, and because the engrams were in full sonic she could hear them quarreling. She had a command which said, “Go back to sleep.” In the middle of an operation some doctor had pushed her in the chest and said, “Go back to sleep,” so she was drifting up and down the time track as she slept. In a half-waking state, she would hear these voices quarreling and she was sure that it was her parents quarreling over her, and whether or not she should cross the Great Divide and dwell with them forevermore in eternal bliss and peace. This was the exact content of the engrams she was running, but trying to get her to contact those engrams was very difficult. So, as a swami I told her that it was very easy for anyone to put a person into a certain state whereby they could communicate with the dear dead and departed, and we ran that thoroughly out of her case, listening to the Great Beyond.
The inventiveness which one can use in reaching a psychotic or a severely neurotic person is very great. Don’t put it under the heading of charlatanism. It is absolutely necessary to try to match up some part of yourself with what such a person considers reality, even though their reality may be quite illusionary.
— L. Ron Hubbard
Lecture 01 July 1950: Address of Auditor to Preclear-Saturday Evening Course
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