By Tom Martiniano
Some Scientologists think, and sometimes ask, the burning questions that no one really has the fortitude to confront. They want to know, “Why do some OTs act aberrated?” Or, “How come an OT is not able to do anything spectacular?” Or, “What is wrong with him? I thought he was OT.” Or, “He’s Clear, isn’t he? So why is he so sick all the time?” Or even, “Why are some OTs (or Scientologists) so unethical?” (My pet peeve)
These are questions I have been asked a lot through the years. And they are valid questions.
I dug in and did some research starting a couple of years back on exactly why Clears and OTs can act weird and how come sometimes they didn’t get the gains they felt that they should’ve gotten.
There are quite a lot of factors involved in what happens to a person who goes Clear and/or OT and falls on his or her head. But, once again, if you confront the subject with curiosity and interest only (without any fixed ideas or Service Facsimiles) one can find out what’s going on and get to the bottom of this great mystery (which isn’t a mystery at all – it is what LRH told us all along).
I looked in Science of Survival and I found what I was looking for to answer the question of, “what is wrong with some Clears and OTs”: From Science of Survival, Pg 338 LRH says:
“There are, one could say, four distinct sources of aberration.
“The first is occasioned by phrases in engrams which specifically dictate certain obsessions, compulsions, repressions, delusions, neurosis, and psychoses. Such phrases, however, have command value on the analyzer, which does not know they exist below it in the reactive mind, only to the degree that the case is charged with entheta. …
“Therefore, there is a second type of aberration source which is simply the amount of charge there is on the case. This might be called mechanical aberration. It does not stem from specific commands but stems from mental inefficiency by reason of cumulative entheta….
“The third kind of aberration is environmental and is the result of aberrated persons and situations in the individual’s present time environment. This is normally temporary, but cumulative environmental entheta has a chronic effect in the case. …
“The fourth type of aberration is educational, being the cumulative entheta of the culture in which the preclear was raised, the irrationality and bad data he has received as a result of his education – by parents, in schools and by experience.” – L Ron Hubbard
The first type is, of course, handled by auditing out the engrams.
The second type is handled with destimulation, auditing, assists, word clearing and so forth.
The third type of aberration is handled by educating the pc, word clearing, false data stripping, and training him up in a vocation that is constructive. LRH calls a “Cleared Cannibal – the individual without engrams who seeks survival in accordance with his breadth of understanding. This does not mean that a Zulu who has been cleared of his engrams would not continue to eat missionaries if he were a cannibal by education; but it does mean he would be rational as possible about eating missionaries; further it would be easier to re-educate him about eating missionaries if he were a Clear.”
The 4th type of aberration is education and this is handled with student hat, then schooling, then training on how to audit others.
The first is lightly and inadequately done, in my estimation.
The second is not well understood and not done correctly. No one really digs in and handles cases anymore. See the entire Expanded Dianetics Series if you want to see the master at work handling crashed OTs. The ARC level from LRH to the pcs and auditors handling them will make you weep. I tell you, C/Sing like that is never done in any org right now and rarely in the field
The third is probably never done and Clears/OTs still run around with horrible stable datums from their past and sometimes present environments. Cultures are so diverse that LRH had to come up with a new culture with new mores and stable datums. This is found in the Booklet “The Way to Happiness”.
The fourth is not done and there are plenty of OTs who really don’t understand Scientology and what it is all about. A Scientologist, per definition is; “One who betters the condition of himself or the condition of others by using Scientology tech.” (Aud 73) and “One who understands life. His technical skill is devoted to the resolution of the problems of life.” (COHA) and “A specialist in human affairs.” (Ability Mag 1).
Raise your hand if you are a “Specialist in human affairs”. Raise your hand if your “technical skill is devoted to the resolution of the problems of life.” This is what a Scientologist is supposed to be. A Scientologist is not just someone who gets rid of his aberrations. If that’s the case, he is still a “Cleared Cannibal”. After clearing, a being needs to learn how to be effective in his environment. So with a combination of being Clear, rehabilitated as a Thetan, he now needs to find out how to clear others and while he is doing that he will learn axioms and maxims in life and become a true OT.
LRH said that half of the gains are from training (the left side of the Bridge).
Think with that; the left side of the Bridge.
A lot of OTs think that they take care of this datum by doing solo auditor training and therefore are auditors. Not even close. When LRH says that HALF of the gains come from training he meant something on the order of SHSBC or even up to Class VIII. Not just Solo. For if one were a really dedicated, trained auditor and really learned how to handle people, he or she would be relatively unaberrated and could be counted on to behave very OT. According to the HCOB The Bridge To Total Freedom one should be a Class IX if he were OT VIII.
A highly trained person would know how to handle life situations. A highly trained OT would be able to conduct business in the business world ethically and without screwing his associates because he would understand the dynamics of business and making money and would include everyone in the process.
If you or someone you know is Clear and/or OT and not behaving as he or she should, look no further than the above. It is not just a matter of holding onto the cans at FSO and “Going OT”. That is just a smaller part of it. The other half of the grade chart is needed in order to make a real OT. And if one is planning on being an entrepreneur or business person, he would be wise to do the OEC and FEBC training in order to be OT in groups and organizations. One has to do all of Scientology not just a little of it.
Do you want to make real OTs? Then get your pc’s/Pre-OTs cases patched up as needed and then get cracking on getting them through tech training and get them to start auditing (applying the tech) and learning how to handle life.
This is how to be OT.