Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> I believe the point that
LRH tries to make is that you should not concentrate on "not blinking". Instead, you should achieve
this trance-like status that has been described by several people on this group who did TR-0. In other words, LRH deemed it important that you achieve a "hypnotic" state by doing TR-0, just as
many people on this newsgroup (and elsewhere) allege.
> Apparently this goal was not obvious to auditors in the field either, otherwise Hubbard would not have had to write so many policies about it.
In fact he shouldn't have had to
make any clarifications at all. But
we've seen how some people appear to need clarifications -- and plenty
In closing I'd like to comment
on the "trance-like status" you've
mentioned. You've not done this drill, and I doubt you'll be doing it
any time soon.
I have done it. My opinion
should be just as valid as that of
ex-Sci'ts, and I would suggest that characterisations of this drill as
trance-like or similar are about the *stupidest* statements I've *ever*
come across on *anything* to do with the subject of Scn.
Instead of granting any
importance to others' or my statements, however,
you can read the basic instructions for this drill yourself. They are
less than a page long. And they are simple in the extreme. (Which is
probably why so many people complicate them and then require
explanations and further explanations, and then clarifications and
Read these instructions and ask
yourself how anyone could possibly learn
to go into a trance-like state or to become hypnotic by sitting in front
of someone and learning to just be there comfortably and confront.
I've done these drills several
times. Each time I've done them, and
each time I've overcome whatever may have been preventing me from just
being there comfortably and confronting, my perception has improved; my
affinity for people has gone up; my willingness to be alive and *awake*
has gone up; my ability and willingness to confront anyone or anything
has gone up -- and I could go on and on and on.
Or don't read the instructions,
but just imagine yourself sitting across
from someone and learning, simply by practice, to just sit there
*comfortably* confronting the person in front of you and
whoever/whatever else might be in the environment.
With no undue attention on your
body; no discomfort or nervousness; no
compulsion to do anything; just able to sit there comfortably, *wide
awake*, and taking in whatever may be going on.
This is what this drill is
about. It isn't about *anything* else.
As I stated in a previous
article in response to Jesse Prince, "Yours
and others' attempts to obfuscate something this simple merely
demonstrate the lengths to which you are all prepared to go to forward a
perverted view of some things in Scn."
There may be things in Scn which
require a re-examination and
re-evaluation by Sci'ts. TR 0 and the rest of the communication drills
is definitely not one of these things.