by Lana M
What is the “EP” of Scientology? When you are a Class VIII (or higher) auditor and have completed SOLO NOTs and each of the original LRH OT levels (Original OT IV, V, VI and VII) what have you achieved?
In recent months I have met some individuals who have told me that they are wanting to achieve or return to ‘native state’, which has puzzled me, as a Static with no wavelength, no mass, total serenity and knowingness, without ARC or contact with any one or anything, does not sound like much fun.
My view had always been that by the time I finish the Bridge in full, I will be able to choose, at will, the games I wish to play, and then play them, no matter what or where those games would be. No matter what dynamic, what universe, what size, or what impact/effect.
I came across an LRH reference where this topic is discussed, and I thought this may be of interest to our readers, so here you go. Enjoy.
“What is is not necessarily what should be.
“The way a thetan lives is not and never will be the way thetans should live.
“The basic reason for this is the desire for randomity, summed up in the desire of the thetan for a game. Infinite wellness is undesirable if it means that the thetan is to be in a state of total knowingness, total serenity, nameless, without ARC or contact with any environment. Evidently a thetan would rather be intelligent in relation to his environment, identified and identifiable, capable of emotion and experience and in ARC of whatever kind, with whatever type of playing field he may fancy. In other words, a thetan believes that he should be involved in a game. The deepest and most basic rationale is understood by the fact that a thetan must be part of the game. If he is not he is unhappy, no matter how purely and beautifully knowing and serene he may become.
“However, there is a difference in games which is marked and obvious. There is the matter of playing a game and knowing one is playing a game, and not knowing one is playing a game. Between these two things is a world of differ- ence. A thetan who is engaged in games he does not know he is playing is unhappy, since he does not believe he is playing a game and finds himself nevertheless in motion. This is what the preclear objects to when he comes to the auditor to be audited. The preclear suspects that he is playing a game and does not know what game he is playing. He simply wants to find out. He does not want to stop playing all games. If the auditor proceeds in the direction of making him stop all of his games, if the auditor erases all of the preclear’s games, why, the preclear is resultantly unhappy. The preclear wants to know what game he is playing and that is all there is to it.
“In the matter of traps we have in essence a similar condition to the state of mind regarding games. Traps are part of games. That is all they are. To believe that a thetan could not get out of any trap he has gotten into is folly, since it is very difficult for a thetan to maintain and not go through every barrier which presents itself.”
PAB 94, 15 August 56