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Chapter Four:
Going Solo


A Clear, says Ron, is someone who has realized that it's him who keeps the bank mocked up, that it's him who keeps his aberrations in place.

Yet "having a Clear cog" is one thing, acting like a Clear quite another.

What's the proof of the pudding? That he can unmock mental mest by actual demonstration. For example by auditing solo with an E­meter.

Clear is not a state. It's an ability. You have to
do something to go Clear and you have to do something to stay Clear.

A person who cannot knowingly and willingly control his own bank, his entities, his telepathic interactions with others and his GE by means of an E­ meter, at least in a rudimentary fashion, isn't a Clear yet.

Clear is a matter of competence, not status.

The meter is an auxiliary device only. The more one can keep oneself clean without a meter, the more of a Clear one is. That's the cream on the cake. It's an ability that grows with practice.

It takes about 40 to 70 hours to get there, the way I work it. Around that time, delegating the session responsibility to the auditee becomes both possible and advisable.

40 to 70 hours, that's only counting Postulate Auditing. It's not counting hours spent on TRs and Objectives. If you added another 30 to 50 hours for TRs and Objectives you'd arrive at something like 70 to 120 hours total.

So, to give an average, after about 90 hours of auditing and coaching the auditee might be expected to start working solo.

The longest time I actually audited a person (including TRs and Objectives) was 250 hours. She had psychotic fits, unfounded fears, compulsions, repressions, depressions, irregular heart beat, weakness, nausea, was addicted to pharmaceutical drugs, couldn't leave the house to go to work ­ the lot.

This was my heaviest case. There were other ones, less heavyer than that. There were light ones. And there were what Ron aptly calls "Cadillac pc's".

The real test for the auditor ­ and for the workability of Ron's tech ­ are the heavy cases populating the waiting rooms of psychologists and psychiatrists. Yet they only rarely appear in the auditing room. Why? Various reasons. One is that treating them was (and still is) heavily discouraged by the Church of Scientology. So it has become a "tradition" not to deal with such cases. Which means that most auditors wouldn't know what to do with them except call them "PTS Type III" and send them home.

One other reason is that people in that condition can only rarely afford auditing.

If the services of auditors were subsidized by health insurances we'd get to see a lot of those heavy cases. And I think we should accept the challenge. Because it's one thing claiming that we have the best tech on the planet, and quite another proving the point.

As it stands at present, we are usually dealing with fairly capable people who are socially well­adjusted enough to be able to pay the auditor's bills. After all, according to Ron Hubbard the auditor is supposed to make the able more able (and with regard to planetary suvival, that's the only chance we have). It's to these able people that the average of "all in all 90 hours" applies.

That's not a lot of hours, particularly as they spread out over no more than a half a dozen long weekends. Which means that within the time span of two to three months a person may progress from his very first session ever to the point of starting his solo training.

And as the checksheets in the appendix of this book can be studied within a few weeks only even at a leasurely pace, one might safely expect a person to advance from auditee to solo auditor within no more than half a year (time and money permitting).

Such progress in so short a time span ­ how come? Well, let's look at the changes the auditee went through since he started.

He started out believing he is a body. Running prenatals and past lives cured him of that.

He believed he was a single being. Connecting up with the time tracks of others by running valences and entities, cured him of that.

He believed he was suffering from old engrams personally. Recognizing that engrams are body incidents stored by the GE, cured him of that.

He believed the real problem was mental energy. He believed that fighting and channelling ridges, engrams, entities and hostile thetans was the issue. Understanding the role postulates play, cured him of that.

With this, the auditee has demonstrated that he can tell where it's coming from: own track, entities, GE, body, other thetans. And with regard to erasing incidents he has progressed from doing hard and sweaty work to running lightly, even to blowing by inspection.

That's quite some progress!

The auditee has experienced these phenomena and has shown convincingly that he can distinguish between himself and them. So one may rightfully call him a "Clear on the first dynamic". He knows: "Here is me, and there is the bank, and there is a difference."

As a result of this, his auditor has become increasingly superfluous. This auditee can carry on solo.

What a Clear on this level can't do yet, is actually handle the stuff he is aware of. To do that he needs some know­how. He's got the ARC (understanding) but is lacking in KRC (competence).

Put him on the solo course! Don't bother declaring him Clear or having him attest to the fact that he thinks he is. (I have come off that, which is a change to what it says at the end of LK2.)

The word doesn't matter. What matters is the performance. A person who can solo­audit demonstrates that he is not overwhelmed by his bank. So he is a Clear.

Not all parts of his bank are accessible to him. Some he is fully identified with. So he isn't aware of them and therefore cannot audit them. But those he is not fully identified with he can communicate to, control and have. Which means he can audit and as­is them.

And as he goes on as­ising them, new aspects of his case will become apparent, and he can address and as­is those. Like peeling an onion layer by layer.


Awareness And Havingness

The spiritual evolution described on the previous pages amounts to this: one becomes increasingly aware and able to have. This evolution is what we call a "bridge".

A bridge shouldn't be prescribed by another. It ought to be put there by the auditee himself. Personal evolvement, personal growth. Self­determinism.

This is the way it should go: a person becomes aware of something bothering him. He registers a deviation of the existing scene from the ideal. So there is charge. He sits down and audits the matter to a condition of loving comprehension (full ARC), at which point there is an F/N on the meter.

He keeps finding more and more phenomena of the same kind. That's the awareness aspect of the bridge. He becomes aware of certain case phenomena on a particular level of awareness and audits them.

Eventually he can confront and have all phenomena on this awareness level. At this point he won't get the phenomena any more. None of them. That's the
havingness aspect of the bridge.

With this he has reached an end phenomenon on the level of awareness he was concentrating on. No inner friction left, no uncertainty. Instead: harmony and certainty. Havingness. F/N.

"A thetan basically knows", it is said. On a lower level of performance, a thetan needs pictures to convince himself that he knows. Pictures, on that level, are considered "proof".

He will need those pictures exactly as long as it takes him to feel certain that he
really knows. He will then F/N on knowing what he knows even though he may not have a single picture to support the data.

The game of auditing occurs on three levels of operation simultaneously.

On the 7th dynamic it's pictures, entities, ridges, it's energy phenomena and their consonances and dissonances. It's ARC: love and hate.

On the 8th dynamic it's postulates, pure conceptual thought, as­isness at the moment of creation and of destruction, survival computations at the highest possible games level. It's KRC: ethics.

On the level of static it's pure knowingness. Because after all one knows that a certain postulate or picture was created by oneself or another, why, where and when it was created, etc. If one hadn't known it in the first place, one couldn't have forgotten it and then found out about it in session.

A thetan is a "thought being". He exists through thought in the first place and energy in the second place. Deep down he knows that he created his existence that way. In that sense he is outside his own existence. He is aware of being aware. That's the static aspect of the thetan. He knows that he knows.

At all levels of auditing one has to be wary of implants. There are biological implants (5th dynamic), material implants (6th dynamic), picture implants (7th dynamic) and concept implants (8th dynamic).

Implants serve to force control on a thetan, reduce his self­determinism and make him un­know what he knows.

From Other­Determinism To Pan­Determinism

The lower bridge is characterized by the more obvious life problems of the auditee. At this level he takes other viewpoints as his own and identifies with them. He is largely other­determined and oblivious of his own role and responsibility as a thetan. As he doesn't differentiate between himself and the correct owner of a viewpoint, he is not protesting against anything. His TA will be in normal range even in the event of misownership of charge.

The middle bridge is characterized by a certain condition only to be found on planet Earth: the OT 3 case with its R6 bank. At this stage the auditee realizes how other­determined he really is, and strives for self­determinism. The name of the game is differentiation. His TA is often high, because he is in a fighting mood.

The upper bridge is characterized by rehabilitating one's goals and purposes, and one's general destination as a thetan. At this level the auditee becomes so certain of himself that can be aware of and have anyone's viewpoints as well as his own. He can even accept the viewpoints of others as his own, knowing that any viewpoint he might decide to have is for that amount of time "his" viewpoint. He doesn't have to garrulously emphasize what's "his own" and what's "theirs". Such is his havingness. He is pan­ determined. He isn't "himself" any longer, at least not in the narrow sense of the word. He doesn't play his game because "he" wants to play it but because within a universal context this is what needs doing.

In this understanding of a bridge, "lower", "middle" and "upper" refer to the growth of a person's awareness and havingness. The higher he gets the more will he be able to take on.

As each person starts off at his own level of ARC/KRC they're all going to experience different things and have different results as they go along. There are certain EPs to be expected, yes, but you cannot compare two people.

In the following paragraphs this bridge is looked at through the magnifying glass and in slow motion. It may not sound all too familiar to you, so please bear in mind that this is what I do.

The Lower Bridge

What's being audited: A mixture of own case, foreign case, and GE case. The auditee runs past lives, entities, engrams. The auditor doesn't enforce any sequence on this. He takes it as it comes. (Postulate Auditing makes for a natural evolvement anyway. Priorities get sorted out all by themselves.)

EP: The havingness level of the auditee has increased so much that he can easily confront and differentiate the various mental phenomena he encounters. He is not impressed let alone scared by them. He starts auditing solo. He keeps and improves his level of awareness and havingness by means of his solo sessions.

Ethics: He has roughly found out what tasks he has to accomplish as a thetan; he has realized the outlines of his mission. He is not in confusion any more as to what his own game might be. He knows his playing field, he knows where he is.

As well he has come to understand that his actions have consequences on himself and others, so he is not going to act irresponsibly. He knows it will fall back on him if he does. He knows that he is, that he plays a part in a game.

He even knows what he has to get done, he knows his hat. So he knows who he is. He's out of the enemy condition.

The Middle Bridge

What's being audited: Exclusively foreign stuff, i.e. the Earth case, to the extent the person got identified with it. That's OT 3 with its BTs and Clusters. OT 3 is finished off by Bill Robertson's Excalibur with its space ships, alien crews, Xenu­partisans, monitoring entities and control stations on far­away planets.

With all entities gone, the GE will mightly move into the focus of the solo auditor's attention. Before, it was held down and obscured by the OT 3 case. It can now be run without any interference by a nutty "middle management" (entities). On the side, telepathic connections with thetans playing the Yatruscan game will show up and be disconnected from. That's part of the GERD.

EP: Identifications with pictures, energies and masses on the 7th dynamic have been recognized and as­ised. Any kind of entity or telepathic link by theta energy has become unimportant to the solo auditor. He can have it with a yawn and won't be trapped again by that sort of stuff. He can keep this level of awareness and havingness by means of further solo­auditing, for example by flying ruds every now and then.

Ethics: He has handled all doubts with regard to his role and the hat he wears. Insinuations and suggestions by wily entities don't bite on him any longer. He has found out who his friends are (the other players in his game), has delivered a decisive blow to the enemy of his game (by auditing hostile entities and thetans and disconnecting from them), and by his auditing and life performance he has demonstrated his goodwill and intention to pursue an ethical path. He is out of the condition of liability.

The Upper Bridge

What's being audited: Own track again, but not so much with attention on incidents but on the postulate fabric one has created for oneself as a thetan, and by which one is interwoven with all other theta worlds. It's strictly 8th dynamic auditing, leading to the experiential (not only intellectual) recognition of oneself being the source of one's postulates, games, and aberrations. (Done on the SEPP, as described later.)

EP: Own game and admin scale entirely understood and accepted. Unnecessary postulates detected and cancelled. No superfluous stuff hanging about. Abilities and skills relevant to this admin scale are rehabilitated through auditing and actively worked on in life.

Ethics: With full integrity attained, the long­interrupted production along the lines of one's true game can finally be resumed. In terms of ethics conditions one is on one's way from non­existence to power.


Training and C/Sing

Now to the practical side of it. How would I (the author of this book) train and C/S a solo auditor?

Well, when he has demonstrated his ability to detect and discriminate the four sources of charge to his own satisfaction (self, entity, other thetan, GE), and is willing to take on the responsibility for handling his case solo, I do a brief 2WC on this hat turn­over. When he F/Ns on this he may start auditing solo. Not a word of Clear. (As I already said, this is a major departure from the procedure described in LK2.)

He may have done his auditor training already a while back (for checksheets see the appendix). It is perfectly alright for anyone to do an auditor's course at any time. One doesn't have to get the permission of one's C/S for that!

In terms of methods applied there is absolutely no difference between auditing solo and duo. It's the same set of basic tools for both purposes. Therefore a course graduate may start auditing right away, and he may audit anyone he likes to. Except himself. For that he does need the guidance of his C/S.

To groove him in on solo auditing (after he completed his course), have him hold the solo cans and ask him to observe the meter whilst you have a little chat with him. Have him keep notes of the talk and of needle and TA motions. He will soon see that the meter works as a feedback device. When he can do this easily he may then do his Solo Practical.

As for C/Sing him ­ that's simple. All he has to do is complete the program he was on before. He is still on it. He simply phased over from duo to solo. There is a whole postulate list to be taken to F/N by repeater technique ­ a very undemanding action at this stage, and just right for the beginner.

So as the first thing the newly­hatched solo auditor takes his own program to completion. That's his Solo Practical, his solo interneship as it were.

When he is through with his postulates and other remaining program steps from before, he audits the C/S sequence for the Solo Practical on his course checksheet (see appendix).

After that he is going to be a very good auditor. In all respects.

I always do my C/Sing over the telephone, by the way. When the auditor is well­trained and understands the viewpoint of the C/S, a brief technical dialogue will do to describe situation as well as remedy. I would expect a solo auditor to do his own routine C/Sing within the framework of the program he is on. No need to see the folder when all goes well.

Handling his case and reporting properly is the
solo auditor's responsibility, after all. And if the C/S can't trust him to do his job reliably and report decently, then either the C/S didn't turn his hat over well or the auditor isn't worth his salt. So shoot the C/S or train the auditor some more. Or both.

The EP of the Solo Practical is: demonstration of auditor presence. And that means: good TRs, technical flexibility, admin ok, can complete cycles of action from read to F/N (see appendix C).

Solo auditors can and should do TRs whilst on solo, by the way. I would expect a solo auditor to be able to confront his case no matter where he stands on the bridge. The more TRs the merrier.

With TRs you are drilling auditor presence. Therefore I cannot see why TR­0 should be a dangerous thing to do even whilst one is on Solo 3. It's right against the definition and purpose of TR­0 that anything should key in whilst doing TR­0. And even if it did: you can always handle that on the cans. Solo!

A solo auditor may stay on his Solo Practical for years, if he likes. No need for him to go up any pre­fabricated set of Solo Levels.

He may stay on his Solo Practical as long as he likes and really show that he can act like a Clear. There will be a point when he gets bored, though. Because running ruds and prepchecks on the charge of the day doesn't make for case progress in the long run. At a certain point things will F/N all too easily yet life stays the same.

The Solo Practical is going flat. Time to move on to Solo 1 to 3.

Handling the Composite Case On The Solo Practical

Yet even before the Solo Practical goes flat, Solo 1 to 3 may actively call for the auditor's attention.

Indicators: TA keeps going up unexplicably and can be brought down only temporarily. Needle tends to go tight and dirty. The solo auditor seems to be fixated on re­occurring items or areas of charge without ever arriving at a satisfying key­out or release.

Reason: loads of entities wanting to be audited.

This can be handled temporarily with C/S instructions like: "Address all the entities around. Big TR­0, big space. Give them their Two Rights Of A Thetan. Tell them: You will all get your session when it's your turn. Meanwhile would everybody please run their
own incident from earliest beginning to end! Each incident is correct by itself yet in terms of time and place it is different from all others!" Have the solo auditor repeat this until it goes flat and F/Ns.

Or this one, for example: "We are auditing this particular incident right now and no other. Similar incidents are true for different beings at different times and places, but this one is this one and we'll complete it. Then the next one in line. Would everybody please wait till it's their turn?"

This will give good reads and after some repetitions will take the TA down and make the needle float.

One has to get the solo auditor used to the idea that his case consists of a multitude of entities who all throng up wanting auditing, and that he has to address them lovingly, firmly, and sensibly in order to control them. Like a kindergarden nurse trying to keep a few dozen five­year olds in check. It's on that level of communication and control. This establishes him as the boss.

He won't be succesful on Solo 3 and Excalibur when he doesn't manage to keep control of his case. This is not a tech matter but an administrative matter.

What when he gets stuck? High TA, dirty needle, nothing reading, feels massy, black smoke billowing out of his ears ­ what then?

you C/S him out of it. You don't give him a review session. You C/S him out of it, on the appropriate gradient for his level of skill.

No "review sessions" needed, no "specialist rundowns" like "OT 3 Int RD" or PTS RD and what not! Get him to spot what it is and suggest the right basic tool to handle it with, and ­ bingo! ­ there he flies again.

At the most I would give him a supportive session to help him do the scouting. No review session ­ a
supportive session! Big difference. And when the scouting is done and he has found what it is I'd delegate the job back to him.

Look, it's so simple: what creates his condition is either a protest of his, a protest of some entity, a protest of some other thetan. Or a protest coming from the GE, in other words an engram in restimulation. Protest means: something happening one doesn't like. The only problem: one hasn't spotted it yet in terms of content and source, hasn't recognized it yet for what it is.

All one has to do is spot it. And then get your basic tools out and the sparks will fly.

Speak Out Loud!

One note on session control: the solo auditor must write down his own observations and the originations of the terminal he is auditing (entity, GE, thetan, himself).

To give a lower level example: imagine an auditee sitting in front of the auditor, sitting, thinking and not saying a word: TA goes up, needle tightens. Wouldn't work, would it! The auditee mustn't run the incident silently by himself, he must speak it out loud. For all the world to hear! Then and only then will you get TAA on your auditee.

Same with the solo auditor auditing an entity (or whatever), except that he doesn't have to voice anything but must write down what his "auditee" says.

Speaking out loud or writing down serve as a lightning rod transporting the charge from the first to the third universe where that charge is earthed. It's as­ ising by exact duplication on all levels of communication. Only with a lot of experience will one become able to blow things by mere intuition.

I actually encourage my trainees to "educate their case" by giving their commands in a half­loud voice, and to be silent when they need to withdraw into their "ivory tower" to make C/S decisions.

They should be able to think up the next command, write it down, and underline it without a stir on the needle! And then, in a murmur or a loud voice, they reach out into their space and ­ bang! ­ there is their read.

Giving commands in a loud voice supports the solo auditor's TR­1.

Your Daily F/N

Whether at the tail end of one's Solo Practical or at any later point when one isn't working on any specific program: one ought to get one's daily F/N.

This is excellent practice for the auditor and the best way to keep mental hygiene. It also makes one discover things that aren't described in any book known to man. It's a voyage of discovery and adventure!

Have a sportsman­like attitude about this. Sit down with meter and cans, switch the thing on, check needle and TA. TA high? There must be a reason for it. Find it! TA in normal range but no F/N? There must be a reason for this also. So go ahead and find it!

The meter is a mental feedback machine. It shows you if your system is in harmony or isn't. So use it! It's good for you.

When I hear someone natter about Ron and the tech and see his meter all covered up with dust and cobwebs, I know what to think.

So don't talk about it ­
do it!

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