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Thank you. This is the clearest example I have seen of how people are programmed to believe in Xenu. There's the whole lead up to even starting with Auditing: the concept of past lives, the adoration of L Ron Hubbard as a sci-fi writer and something of a prophet, the subtle hints and subtext in the promotional and training material, valcanoes everywhere, and the endless "earlier similar" mantra driving a person's imagination towards finding suitable patterns from given images all around them to meet the Auditor's "command".
I didn't know about the "Past Life Remedie" (AKA HCO BULLETIN OF 16 JANUARY 1975):
". . . There are many remedies and considerable tech developed over the years on the subject of pcs unable to go earlier than this life. There was no full coverage bulletin which gave the full story on this.
The earliest was getting the pc to locate and run imaginary incidents. This is fully
covered in Science of Survival, especially Book Two, Chapter Nine, “Imaginary
Incidents”. The auditor clears the idea of imaginary incidents and running them, then persuades the pc to run them without forcing him.
Delusion tends to run off but the real incidents move into view as well. These
imaginary incidents can be run R3R narrative or done as part of R3R procedure and
running usual items and somatics. It can be incorporated into the AESPs run on the
Past Life Remedy as part of the action of grooving in the pc . . . "
As I understand it, the unfortunate PC unable to recall past lives, after paying for Auditing, is told to run imaginary incidents which, according to L Ron Hubbard, brings real incidents into view. Zero evidence is presented for how this happens or how the e-meter can tell the difference between imaginary incidents and real incidents when the person believes both to be true. So, having already been made to feel something of a failure for not having past life memories, the PC now has to pay for an additional process which morphs imagination into "reality" in how ever many hours of hypnotic-like trance sessions.
<sigh> Once again, I'm reminded: Scientology - its always worse than you think.
I am very glad you posted the actual HCOB for the "Past Life Remedy". My tech volumes accidentally disappeared long ago when I mistakenly sprayed lighter fluid on them and quite inadvertently dropped a lit match on it.
The key (and loaded) phrase is:
persuades the pc
All these Scientologists and Indie Scientologists nervously running around, wringing their hands while lecturing others about "standard tech" and "not evaluating" and even Mark Baker's silly Class VIII tape reference about the sanctity of meter reads.
Deftly hidden amongst the ten million words of "tech" are little hocus-pocus phrases that allow (in fact mandate) that the pc is evaluated to hell until they get with the cult's program and "make it their own".
How exactly does the auditor "persuade" the pc to run imaginary incidents while they are paying exorbitant hourly fees? The answer to that little $500,000 question is the key to understanding what is REALLY going on behind closed doors of the "pastoral counseling".
That's the entire problem with the fraudulent scheme known as The Bridge to Total Freedom.
People who are not "persuaded" during the Past Life Remedy (and other parts of Scientology) are given another kind of "remedy".
It's called the Fair Game remedy.