History of Man. A book by Hubbard. I turned to the Foreword and
began to read.
This is a cold-blooded and factual account of your last sixty trillion
I blinked and looked again. Yes, that's what it said. I continued to
The test of any knowledge is its usefulness. Does it make one happier
and more able? By it and with it, can he better achieve his goals?
This is useful knowledge. With it the blind again see, the lame walk,
the ill recover, the insane become sane and the sane become saner. By
its use the thousand abilities man has sought to recover become his
Gravestones, ancient vital statistics, old diplomas and medals will
verify in every detail the validity of "many lifetimes." Your
will tell you.
The book, I discovered as I read, was divided between a description of
the events in the past "track" of the "genetic
entity", and the events
in the past rack of the thetan, or soul. The genetic entity referred
to those incidents which were supposedly recorded at a cellular level
in the person's body. The events of the "theta being" were the
memories of the person himself, as a soul.
Some of the past events that are common, according to Hubbard, to all
of us on a cellular level are:
The Atom. The very first state of being of physical life, described
by Hubbard as "a condition of motion, with the preclear in the
with rings of motion traveling around him."
The Cosmic Impact, in which "cosmic rays enter the body in large
numbers and occasionally explode in the body."
The Photon Converter, in which we, as algae and plankton begin
their living from photons from the sun and minerals in the sea."
The Helper, which is "mitosis, or cell splitting," in which
of the split cell tries to help the other half to survive.
The Clam. Which when restimulated in a person may cause problems in
the opening and closing of the jaw.
The Weeper. A bivalve, and the first creature to use the land. An
important stage in our evolution. The Weeper later develops into the
eyes of a person, and the pumping out of salt water in the Weeper is
the basic reason why we cry.
Further stages in our evolutionary past include the Birds, Being
Eaten, the Sloth, the Ape, Piltdown Man, and the Caveman.
In contrast, are the past events in the history of the theta being.
The Jack-in-the-Box. "An invader
trick, a method of trapping
thetans." The thetan is given a box of pictures and "when he
the lid, the box explodes violently." People with this incident in
restimulation, says Hubbard, tend to be very curious about cereal
The Halver. "A half-light, half-black gun which shot out a wave.
Half of this wave, usually the black, hit the right side of the
victim's body; the other half, in the same explosion, usually the
light side, hit the left side of the victim.
"The Halver was rigged up with religious symbols and it truly lays
Facsimile One. An incident in everyone's "bank", or reactive
Originally laid down in this galaxy about one million years
ago. In it, "a push-pull wave is played over him (the preclear),
first on his left side, then on his right and back and forth from side
to side, laying in a bone deep somatic. When this treatment is done,
the preclear is dumped in scalding water, then immediately in ice
water. Then the preclear is put in a chair and whirled around."
When this incident is "run", or audited out, Hubbard claims,
eradicate "such things as asthma, sinus trouble, chronic chills and
host of other ills."
Before Earth. An incident in which the thetan is "summoned before a
council, is frowned upon, and then sent elsewhere than where he
The effect is to make the person a "more obedient colonist."
The Joiner, in which "a person is "packed in" with other
The Ice Cube, in which "the being is packed in ice, taken to a new
area and is usually dumped in the ocean." When this incident is in
restimulation, the person may suffer from chronically cold hands and
Between Lives. The familiar between lives implants.
In this incident, the person "`reports in,' is given a strong
forgetter implant and is then shot down to a body just before it is
About these implants, Hubbard writes, "The report station for most
been Mars. Some women report to stations elsewhere in the solar
system. There are occasional incidents about Earth report stations.
The report stations are protected by screens. The last Martian report
station was established in the Pyrenees."
The Emanator. "This is a large, glowing body of radioactive
which hangs magically in thin air, a sort of god, an all-knower. Its
outpulse puts one into a trance."
I was getting a headache. I looked up from the book and around at the
class. I wanted to ask someone about what I was reading, but I would
have to wait for break, when I was safely outside the ever-present
scrutiny of the Supervisor.
The other incidents on the theta track, I continued to read, were the
Double Body, Theta Traps, the Body Builder, the Jiggler, the Whirler,
the Bouncer, the Spinner, the Rocker, the Boxer, the Faller, the
Education, and the Fly Trap. Of this last, Hubbard wrote:
It was of a gummy material. The thetan who got into it punched and
fought at this material until he was psychotic enough to react to the
physical universe laws of responding to motions. He was taken out of
this trap by a crew of do-gooders who had caught him for his own good
and who trained him in religious sweetness and syrup until they
considered him fit to be part of their group.