HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
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Expanded Dianetics Auditors
Expanded Dianetics Series 24
PSYCHOSIS, MORE ABOUT
(Excerpted from HCOB 17 June 71, which is a Flag-only bulletin.)
All aberration is to a greater or lesser degree nonsurvival.
To be rid of major aberrations is to have a new life.
To understand this one must understand the most severe aberration which is psychosis.
The actual basis of all psychosis is motive. It is NOT competence or incompetence.
Below all psychotic conduct lies an evil purpose.
Because psychiatry and psychology did not have this single technical fact they defined psychosis as “incompetence,” had the wrong target and so could not and never did understand psychosis and were thereby led into atrocities such as shocks and brain surgery and, in the country where these subjects originated (Germany), slaughtered 300,000 insane in gas chambers some time before Hitler came to power.
A true psychotic can be brilliant or stupid, competent or incompetent. It is his general motive or purpose that determines whether or not he is insane or sane.
Famous psychotics like Napoleon, Ivan the Terrible, Stalin and Hitler were all quite brilliant yet wound up destroying everything in sight including their own people.
They had a destructive basic purpose. Every psychotic has one. It is usually covert, hidden, but in full play against his unsuspecting friends.
The sole difference in motive is whether it is destructive or constructive.
Everyone has a basic purpose. The psychotic has a destructive one.
The test of a personality, then, is whether the result of a person’s activity is destructive or constructive.
Man is basically good. When he finds he is being too destructive he recognizes he is bad for others and seeks to leave. He will also try to become less powerful, ill or to kill himself.
The progress of psychosis then begins with a belief something is evil. This is followed with an effort to stop it. This stop becomes general. A basic purpose is then formed which contains an evil intent.
The being then goes on from disaster to disaster, seeking overtly or covertly to destroy everything around him.
At a guess about 15 percent to 25 percent of living human beings are psychotic and bring covert disaster to those around them and themselves.
The evil purpose is expressed by committing harmful acts and withholding them.
Ordinary Overt/Withhold Processes, as in Grade II Expanded, can handle this condition providing the person can be audited and providing the evil purpose is also brought to view.
About one third of the psychotics handled in this way recover their sanity fully and lead constructive decent lives. Two thirds are either so far gone, irresponsible or hard to audit that they improve but are of little use.
Those already subjected to the brutalities of psychiatric “treatment” or psychological “counseling” are the most difficult.
Those who have been on drugs, particularly LSD 25 as developed by psychiatry “so their nurses would be able to experience what being insane feels like” around 1950, are very difficult cases.
L. Ron Hubbard
- Document studied on the How to Confront and Shatter Suppression PTS/SP Course. (2001 ed.) ↩
- Document studied on the Hubbard False Purpose Rundown Auditor Course. ↩