By Jim Logan
The Action Definition of Operating Thetan is described in Scientology: Clear Procedure, from December 1957. It includes cause over matter, energy, space and time. “To achieve one on any subject it is only necessary to place the pc to some degree at willing and knowing cause point with regard to that subject.”
Full understanding of these terms and what one is working toward cause concerning is something one deals with in the study of the areas. What is “matter”, what is “energy” and space and time?
In my own study of Scientology, all of these items have been described and for each a definition has been put forward. This study of Scientology has included for me, a study of “data of comparable magnitude”, including the present rendition of “physics”.
Currently in modern physics these terms are in many cases, not defined. That is there is no agreement among physicists as to what matter is, what energy is aside from defining them relative to something else. For example “energy” is defined frequently as “that which does work”. Work is defined as the expending of energy and round and round it goes. Energy is also now identified and “equated” with “mass”. Mass itself is ill defined and only by association in such mathematical symbol-statements as F=MA. That is, Mass is defined as that which Force acts upon. Force is the result of Mass in an Accelerated state. It’s pushed or pulled (by force, which is what is pushing or pulling, and otherwise “undefined”). What is pushed or pulled? That which force is acting upon to get it to accelerate. And round and round it goes. Albert Einstein defined time as “that which is measured by clocks”, but didn’t define “that”, only “clocks”. And round and round they go. This merry-go-round could be described as “observation of effect”.
In Scientology, energy is stated to consist of postulated particles in space. A particle is a dimension point. Something created by a thetan, extending out, and between the particle and the thetan as the viewpoint of the particle, one has space. Energy, is further described in The Creation of Human Ability in a section on Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) 8-C under Step III, Space, in this Axiom: “Energy derives from imposition of space between terminals and a reduction and expansion of that space”. (See the Factors on reach and withdraw of dimension points).
Energy packed together (particles/dimension points with a lessened space), gives one matter. Even within that compacted space, the particles can have the spaces reduced and expanded, and thus have energy within. This is the “atomic” structure for example, with two-terminals/particles set apart and that distance reduced and expanded –giving energy.
Energy derives from the imposition of space between terminals and having a “base” i.e., something that imposes that distance, and then a reduction and expansion of the distance imposed. (See the PDCs as well as this comment from the 19th ACC, a tape lecture of 10 Feb 58, Conduct of Clears: “We trace down in vain to discover any other-below the level of postulate-but any other electrical phenomenon that generates current except the base of the motor: the ability to hold two terminals apart and to cause a discharge between those two terminals. In other words, to hold something fixed in space. In other words, to be cause over constant location.”)
Modern physics has broad classes of “mechanics”, that is, the study of forces acting upon matter. Two areas considered are the scale of action of the everyday world, people pushing carts, rocks falling, spoons moving, and so on, and the atomic or sub-atomic scale of electrons, protons, and other bits of things interacting, pushing and pulling stuff from here to there.
The ordinary scale is referred to as Newtonian Mechanics since Isaac Newton came up with much of the subject and that small scale is called Quantum Mechanics. (The term “quantum” refers to the theory that at the small scale actions are done in distinct, discrete degrees or amounts or –quantites/quanta. These are interactions that go in whole number amounts, as 1,2,3, and not 1.3 or 2.7 amounts, a discovery made in the early part of the twentieth century. The contrasting type of action being “continuous” or composed of infinitesimal degrees. Since this type of interaction , going in “jumps” or “leaps” is a characteristic of sub-atomic mechanics, the area is termed “quantum mechanics”.)
Scientology distinguishes a Static, the theta being, as different from and not part of mechanics in that it has no location (except by consideration), no point in time, no wavelength (is not the energy it creates) and isn’t matter/something.
This Static is in fact the source of any and all mechanics, which are MEST.