By Milestone Two crew
Over time we have found that there are group engrams that surface in blog articles and commentary, and there is much therapeutic value to gathering information on what occurred at the time, from people that were there and can give first hand accounts and details.
Group Dianetics is a valid and applicable technology that we can and should use in the field, to clear away the enturbulated theta that is caused by group incidents (and we certainly have had plenty of them over time).
This MS2 blog is not a satisfactory platform for these discussions, as the articles and particularly the commentary, get buried and cannot be found by new people visiting, or by subscribers who were part of the conversations. Further, our system of tagging and categorisation for 3D engrams has not made finding the details easy.
So, we have set up a permanent “3D engrams blog” on the Milestone Two website, which permits commentary and contribution of information, and will keep this data easily available and not buried under other text and articles. Our tagging and categories will help to make searching easy, and these articles will become key archives that are accessible and continually updated with new information as it surfaces.
It will help us to keep existing MS2 blog threads on topic and also make all data available through the two platforms. You can see the new blog here.
We will inform you each time a new 3D engram post is made, and you are welcome to visit it routinely to see what has been contributed to it. And of course we welcome articles by any and all, that specifically take up 3D group engrams. Just some that we want to cover are: LRH’s passing, the 1980’s Mission Holder Conference (and mass declares), the Guardian’s Office, and more.
Please send any articles of this nature to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“No amount of rules or directives can create a group.
“A group consists of perpetuating and perpetuated ideas formulated into a central mores and ethic, in other words, a culture.
“This culture has an identity of its own. It could be compared in its highest essence to a segment of pure Theta. It becomes modified by the MEST which it has under attack whenever a turbulence area comes into being as a result of an unreasoning attack by a group upon the MEST which it is seeking to control. The group is as effective as the reasonableness of its ideas and the height of its ethic, plus its dynamic in attacking and controlling MEST.
“The maintenance of rationale in the body of group ideas is paramount in importance and the group becomes aberrated and needful of clearing each time the rationale of the body of ideas is penetrated or deranged by an irrationality.
“The problem here is the problem of the introduction of arbitraries.
“Each time an arbitrary rule is entered into the group ideas and rationale, the group tone deteriorates. The group tone depends upon the agreement (reality) amongst the members of the group, on the ideas and ideals and rationale of the group, upon the intercommunication of members of the group one with another, and upon an understanding by the members of the group of the rationale and problems of the group.
“An emergency situation as faced by the group may occasionally make it impossible for some member of the group to communicate all the reasons of his actions to the rest of the group. At such moments the group is called upon to supplant communication and understanding with an instantaneous compliance. The group instinctively does this only when it has faith in and belief in the rationale and ideals of the member who is demanding the instantaneous action. As soon as instantaneous action has ceased, however, all such rules and orders should be clarified and explained and discussed by the entire group for their understanding and their further communication.
“Here then is the cycle of a group receiving an engram: the group ideas and rationale in handling or attacking MEST receive a shock from the MEST which it is attacking, making an emergency situation exist. There is a turbulent area created between the ideals and rationale of the group and the MEST. The emergency status of the situation has to do with the compressed time—something obviously is happening so swiftly that a full use of communication is not possible and must be supplanted by arbitrary rules or commands. As soon as the emergency is over, it can be seen that an
engram has been implanted in the group.
“The clearing of this engram consists of an examination by the whole group of the arbitraries, which is to say the orders and commands which were issued without explanation and which demanded instantaneous action on the part of other individuals in the group. The person issuing these orders, or persons issuing them, should demonstrate how the situation existed and the why and wherefore of these orders. In this way the engram is cleared out of the group. Rational discussion of this situation and communication of the situation restores the ideals and ethics of the group.” LRH Dianetics Auditor’s bulletin, Volume 1, No 7, January 1951 GROUP DIANETICS