What's this "Excalibur" thing? Will it give me OT powers?

PACRAT

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Thanks Veda. That's very interesting. And a well writen synopsis. I guess I will have to contact Gerry Armstrong. Gerry ,if you read this, please comment.
As I understand it, the Excalibur manuscript was nothing more than a precursor of Dianetics. Perhaps that is just the "Church Line" but apparently, the contents of Excalibur is laid out in Dianetics. This was discussed a briefing which I just happened to see, years ago. I think it was delivered by DM. Don't recall exactly.
 

ThetanExterior

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Anyone who looks into how Hubbard spent his final years should see that not only did he not have OT powers but he wasn't even as sane as the average human being. Excalibur was just another one of the bs things he talked about to make himself look special.
 

Iona

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What's this "Excalibur" thing? Will it give me OT powers? Has anyone here done it and can do a few OT tricks as a result that they couldn't do before?

Please give details of OT abilities gained.
I did Captain Bill's Excalibur with him as C/S in the eighties. At the least, I can say it was an exciting and fascinating experience. There's been an awful lot of nasty things said about Captain Bill, mostly by people who never met him, but he was a good friend to me, and never did me wrong. As for Excalibur, I'm glad I did it. It was an adventure all in itself.

Oh and hello.
 

Soul of Ginnungagab

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Hubbard's 'Excalibur', as far as I know, is not available anywhere. Gerry Armstrong read it in the late '70s, early '80s ("2 1/2 versions"), as did some others around the time it was written in the late '30s. (Google is your friend).

Filbert's 'Excalibur Revisited' had its title based on the incorrect assumption that Hubbard's 1938 unpublished manuscript 'Excalibur' contained, in condensed form, all of what later became the Scientology "Bridge."

Additionally, Filbert was supposed to have taken this off the 'Akashic records', just as Hubbard was supposed to have done (according to Filbert) after (according to Hubbard) he "died on an operating table." According to his diary, later revealed, Hubbard had a Nitrous Oxide experience at the dentist, after which he wrote 'Excalibur', a psychology & philosophy centered around the idea of "Survive!", through which he hoped to "smash" his name into history. Hubbard's 'Excalibur' does not seem to have been "spiritual" in nature, having more in common with Nietzsche and Mussolini than with Buddha. http://forum.exscn.net/showpost.php?p=100417&postcount=47

I had a paper copy of Filbert's 'Excalibur' when it was first being circulated around, many years ago. It was exciting and new then. Now it seems kind of silly. Those recently out of the "Church" of Scientology, but still under the influence of the "Scientology Bridge," have been known to become mesmerized by it. It's mostly regurgitated Scientology "Bridge" with an ample helping of Filbert's opining.

It buys completely into Hubbard's cosmology, with implants and BTs galore. Those still under the spell of the Hubbard "Upper Bridge" will probably find it agreeable. http://www.forum.exscn.net/showpost.php?p=245719&postcount=14

A sample of Filbert's version of OT 2, demonstrating the solvent/lacquer mix (truths/off-the-wall significance combination) that Hubbard had perfected by the early 1970s:

http://freezoneamerica.com/Prometheus04/otTwo/preot2/filbert.htm

'Excalibur Revisited':

http://www.freezoneamerica.org/excal/excal00.html
@Veda I have quoted the whole post as to give an overview of what you are saying, especially since it is long time ago you posted it (it is post #12 in this thread) but my reply is mostly inspired by this paragraph:

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I had a paper copy of Filbert's 'Excalibur' when it was first being circulated around, many years ago. It was exciting and new then. Now it seems kind of silly. Those recently out of the "Church" of Scientology, but still under the influence of the "Scientology Bridge," have been known to become mesmerized by it. It's mostly regurgitated Scientology "Bridge" with an ample helping of Filbert's opining.
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Quite a while ago after reading your post I was inspired to write some of the impact Filbert's Excalibur had on me. So I started writing but found out that it would be a long post. I wrote something down in Notepad but never finished as other things in life was more interesting or more important or whatever. Now ESMB is about to close and I never finished the reply. Maybe I will post a reply in the new ESMB Redux and refer to this tread.

Well, for now let me just say a few words. Yes, Filberts Excalibur was indeed exciting and new, and you certainly could be very mesmerized by it. Alongside the Scientology stuff Filbert had some really interesting twists.

He pushes quite a few buttons, things that would be buttons for a scientologist. Pretty awesome when I think of it. He is critical of Hubbard, he has corrections to the tech, he recommends other technologies and he has a clear suggestion which I would word something like "get out of that cult-type-of-state-of-mind" underlined with a strong recomendation of the book "The True Believer" by Eric Hoffer.

Another book he recommends is "Scripts People Live", by Claude M. Steiner. This recommendation is in relation to a chapter where he mentions Transactional Analysis. What is especially remarkable is that he claims that Transactional Analysis is 100% correct. That is quite something.

Now @Veda, ESMB is soon closing but I have seen that you are very active on the board in these days so I guess you will se this post rather soon. Chances are that we will meet at ESMB Redux. Have a nice day.

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