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What you don’t get from going up the Bridge to OT VIII

At first glance, this e-mail might seem like it’s offering you something cool.

But take another look at it.

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Date: Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM
Subject: Keys to OT – Tuesday Night 4 Dec 2012
To:

On Sun, Dec 2, 2012 at 12:00 PM, Flag OT Committee <[email protected]> wrote:

Once again, the Church of Scientology ignores the use of the seven key points of an ad when putting out a promo piece (as provided by our reader Dan351) as LRH wrote in HCO PL “Ad And Book Policies” (page 266 volume 2, where LRH says:

An ad must factual and explicit.

1.What is it?
2.How valuable is it?
3.What does it do?
4.How easy is it to do?
5.How costly is it?
6.How do you acquire it?
7.Where do you get it from?

And a key thing that’s missing from this ad is who the bleep is L.D.Sledge? What makes him worth coming to see?

His website doesn’t tell me anything. It certainly doesn’t tell me he’s a Scientologist and an OT VIII. (Did he get sent to  Ethics for being PTS? After all not promoting yourself as a Scientologist on a personal website must be some kind of ethics offense!)

But it does self-label him as a Master Storyteller. Never heard of him.

What am I really supposed to get out of this lecture/briefing?

Does it deliver what’s promised?

Or has what’s been promised that naïve people will assemble in the Sandcastle Restaurant so they can be set upon by ravenous registrars?

That’s most likely the case, but the promo piece doesn’t tell us that. It this another bait and switch? From the Church of Scientology? Isn’t it odd that what this lecture promises is stuff you can’t get from going up the Bridge? (If it did, it’d be confidential and wouldn’t be something you could get from a lecturer.)

Also notice that you’re promised the knowledge or ability to Get Off the Automatic Responses of Life and Be Cause.

I can save you a trip to this lecture.

In KSW 1, LRH says “The common denominator of a group is the reactive bank. Thetans without banks have different responses. They only have their banks in common. They agree then only on bank principles. Person to person the bank is identical. So constructive ideas are individual and seldom get broad agreement in a human group. An individual must rise above an avid craving for agreement from a humanoid group to get anything decent done. The bank-agreement has been what has made Earth a Hell — and if you were looking for Hell and found Earth, it would certainly serve.

So here’s my best guess at what LD Sledge will do. He’ll get up on the stage, reiterate this part of KSW 1: “The common denominator of a group is the reactive bank. Thetans without banks have different responses.” Then he’ll tell you to go up the Bridge. Then he’ll turn you over to the registrars.

If you Got Off the Automatic Responses of Life and Were Cause, you wouldn’t have any case on any dynamic, right? (ref: HCO PL AN OPEN LETTER TO ALL CLEARS)

So just glow it right and go up the Bridge.

(“Glow it right” is a phrase taken out of HCO PL THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF LEADERS. I’ve never found an official Scientology definition for it, but I take it to mean that a person can look at a situation and intend it to go right and it goes right; it also seems to mean that the space around a person doing this kind of intentioning can  induce disenturbulation that then makes it easier for things to be done.)

So I just saved you a wasted evening.

There are no mechanics to glowing things right. You either have the clarity of purpose and intention ability to make things go right, or you don’t.

I’ve seen people go to these kinds of “lectures” when they’re low on the Bridge. And they go to the lecture to hopefully sit in the glow of someone’s aura and they’ll experience some kind of epiphany with which they can go up the Bridge.

They go see this kind of speaker because they think they’ll glean some kind of magic that they can use to be an author or a singer or artist. But it doesn’t work like that for them.

What usually happens however is that they sit in the glow and get a little keyed out just in time to be pounced on by a registrar who wants to drain the latest credit limit increase off their credit cards.

In a week or a month, out of the glow of the speaker, the person will realize “Hey! I didn’t get anything out of that lecture except a higher credit card bill!”

Possibly Helpful Advice of the Week

Hold your position in space, and stop putting your space within tooth-and-claw range of Scientology registrars.

Remember that the Church doesn’t hold this kind of gathering unless there’s some cash in it for them.

It’s not set up to help you. They set it up to help them.

— written by Plain Old Thetan

 

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2 Comments

D'Anne  on December 4th, 2012

Wow! “Glow it right.” I never heard of that. What an amazing phrase. Thank you so much for making sense out of this. :-) Glow it right!! That’s what it feels like when things are just opening up in front of me… like I’m glowing. Somehow glowing it right. Wow and again wow. Love this tech when you get the whole thing as written!

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