By Peter M.
I have been reading this blog for some time, and I want to take up a subject that has been heavily abused within the C of S. For years the Church of Scientology has taken select excerpts from LRH writings – such as HCOB Pain and Sex, and Flag Orders on out-2D – and has built up a heavy inhibition on the subject of sex.
Talk to any Scientologist, public or staff, and they will have personally experienced, or seen others, being hauled into the Ethics Officer for ’2D flowing’, or interrogated heavily about their past 2D history and activities. It is routine for people on their SOLO NOTs 6 month (sec) checks to be asked extensive questions about sexual perversions and sexual promiscuity. And the subject of masturbation has become the regular topic addressed in the Ethics Office, accompanied with lower conditions.
And I know for Sea Org members that engage in ‘heavy petting’ they end up off post, or sent to the Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF). DM has reportedly banned marriage at the Int base in recent years. And of course they stopped SO members having children since the late 80’s by punishing anyone that gets pregnant, sending them to “small and failing” orgs (or forcing abortions).
The entire subject of sex has become, under current church management, as puritan and prudish as the 1800’s – with so much emphasis and significance placed on the subject. The subject of sex has been characterised as debased, perverted, low toned, out-ethics, and more.
Now, here is what is interesting. If you look up LRH’s definition for SEX in the Tech Dictionary there is no reference where he states it is a taboo subject, something to be prevented or stopped or curbed. He points out that society has a real button and problem with the subject – which I don’t challenge – but now it seems the C of S has as a similar, if not worse stigma on sex.
Considering we are live beings, using bodies to experience sensations and to play games – sex is just another sensation. Yes, it can be abused. Yes, it can become an activity that can restimulate. And yes, it can be aberrative. But it also has a high toned harmonic, detailed in Science of Survival:
“At the higher MEST point of the tone scale, 4.0. one finds monogamy, constancy, a high enjoyment level, and very moral reactions towards sex; but one also finds the sexual urge acting to create more than children, and so comes about a sublimation of sex into creative thought.”
My point is that sex is a major fundamental of the second dynamic, which is only one up from the first dynamic. To enjoy sex with another requires that you are comfortable with yourself, your body, and someone else’s. It requires in-ethics and a high tone to truly enjoy.
Constant inhibition of anything sexual in nature is not the way to lead to sublimation or creation on the second dynamic. LRH specifically stated that the Church should not regulate or attempt to regulate the private lives of Scientologists, particularly on the subject of sex. Yet this policy is not only ignored, but violated daily.
I am not advocating that we now start promoting sex as the topic of the day – or that group orgies should be explored. I am simply stating that an area that is already charged up and has a lot of past track on it, is not solved by inhibition. It is solved by communication (including auditing) and education. It is not an overt to have sex.
“SECOND DYNAMIC RULES
“It has never been any part of my plans to regulate or attempt to regulate the private lives of individuals. Whenever this has occurred it has not resulted in any improved condition.
“All I have been interested in, so far as Scientology law was concerned, was in removing retarding elements or practices from the path of progress toward freedom.
“Man is aberrated. Otherwise we would not be here. He is hard to rescue as he has been carefully “trained” to do himself harm.
“I have no concern about the second dynamic activities of Scientologists save only where they bring suffering to others and so impede our forward progress.
“Therefore ALL FORMER RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES RELATING TO THE SECOND DYNAMIC ACTIVITIES OF STUDENTS, PRECLEARS, STAFF AND SCIENTOLOGISTS ARE CANCELLED.
“In their place, any husband, wife or individual whose processing or training has been impeded or interrupted beyond any reasonable doubt by second dynamic activities on the part of staff or associates or their husband or wife may have recourse to the CHAPLAIN’S COURT, Division 6, of any Scientology organization, and any case heard, if it be proven beyond reasonable doubt that, without provocation, a person’s training or processing has been impeded by the irregular second dynamic actions of the defendant, a fine of not less than œ1000 sterling or greater than œ5000 sterling shall be awarded the plaintiff and until paid, the defendant shall have no further training or processing.
“This policy is not retroactive (occurrences before this date may not be tried).
“No Ethics order shall be issued by reason of second dynamic activities. All Ethics orders now in force relating to the second dynamic are cancelled.
“No staff member may be punished, transferred or dismissed because of second dynamic activities.
“No student or preclear may be suspended or dismissed because of second dynamic activities.
“Nothing in this policy letter lays aside our actual knowledge of the consequences of second dynamic overts against husbands and wives being processed or the degree to which training or processing can be impeded for someone because of another’s acts.
“We are also aware that those org staffs which are overactive on the second dynamic seldom prosper.
“We also retain any and all technology relating to the second dynamic. One of Man’s primary areas of aberration is the second dynamic. Processing, not discipline, is the only thing which eradicates aberration of such depth. “ LRH HCO PL 11 Aug 1967