Some people have inferred that I am implying that people ought to become expert in quantum mechanics as some sort of alternate route to enlightenment. Not so. I am studying it – and suggest people involved with Scientology get some familiarity with it – so that they can fully appreciate and enhance what they attained or learned from Scientology.
First, if you’ve been involved with Scientology, and know much about it, you know through most of his presentation of it that L. Ron Hubbard claimed it was a scientifically precise route to spiritual freedom. He claimed to have married Western scientific rigor with Eastern wisdom. In the light of that, it would seem that a person calling himself a ‘Scientologist’ ought to have at least a little curiosity about science, particularly since it has surged forward in quantum leaps since Hubbard lived and wrote.
Second, Scientology has become so laden with doctrine, dogma, values, morality, morality disguised as ethics, opinion, politics, and prejudices, that as many fanatics and close-minded religionists seem to emerge from it as do enlightened beings. Learning a bit about what Scientology says and does that aligns with what can be demonstrated can help to cut through that fog.
Scientology, the core technology, is one hell of a lot simpler than some folks have been led to believe. That people believe it is complex is in no small part due to its requirement of strict, literal adherence to a body of writing and lectures that spanned three decades and over time sought to explain all things even if unrelated to the mission of the subject itself. The complexity is due in large part to unavoidable contradictions inherent in developing a technology day in and day out over three decades – against ample opposition – while publishing all thoughts along the way, with very little time available to devote to reviewing, updating and summarizing as results evolved. Faced with this quagmire, the church of Scientology created an even greater one. It finally threw up its hands in apathy and required all of its adherents to study everything uttered by L. Ron Hubbard from the beginning to the end (to the exclusion of any data of comparable magnitude against which to evaluate it), and in essence, said ‘you figure it out.’ In a literalist setting that is a recipe for chronic cognitive dissonance.
A simple remedy I have applied (strictly in alignment with Scientology logic as memorialized in the Data Series technology) and found extremely workable is as follows. I isolated where I believe L. Ron Hubbard best summed up what Scientology is about and what it does – as validated by the ancients he followed, and by the cutting edge of science as well. In other words, the ideal scene it attains toward. It was written in the 1954 book called Creation of Human Ability, under the apt heading A Summary of Scientology. Here is that passage:
CONSIDERATIONS TAKE RANK OVER THE MECHANICS OF SPACE, ENERGY AND TIME.
By this it is meant that an idea or opinion is, fundamentally, superior to space, energy and time or organizations of form, since it is conceived that space, energy and time are themselves broadly agreed-upon considerations. That so many minds agree brings about reality in the form of space, energy and time. These mechanics, then, of space, energy and time, are the product of agreed-upon considerations mutually held by life.
The aspect of existence when viewed from the level of Man, however, is a reverse of the greater truth above. For man works on the secondary opinion that the mechanics are real and that his own personal considerations are less important than space, energy and time. This is an inversion. These mechanics of space, energy and time, the forms, objects and combinations thereof, have taken such precedence in Man that they have become more important than considerations, as such, and so his ability is overpowered and he is unable to act freely in the framework of mechanics. Man, therefore, has an inverted view. Whereas considerations, such as those he daily makes, are the actual source of space, energy, time and forms, Man is operating so as not to alter his basic considerations. He, therefore, invalidates himself by supposing an Other-determinism of space, energy, time and form. Although he is part of that which created these, he gives them such strength and validity that his own considerations thereafter must fall subordinate to space, energy, time and form, and so he cannot alter the universe in which he dwells.
The freedom of an individual depends upon that individual’s freedom to alter his considerations of space, energy, time and forms of life, and his roles in it. If he cannot change his mind about these, he is then fixed and enslaved by barriers of his own creation. Man thus is seen to be enslaved by barriers of his own creation. He creates these barriers himself or by agreeing with things which hold these barriers to be factual.
What Hubbard set out to accomplish with Scientology was to return to an individual his or her certainty of these simple truths, and to restore to the individual the ability to exercise his or her considerations in a manner senior to the mechanics of matter, energy, space and time. A thorough study and practice of Scientology and a wide study of science and spirituality outside of Scientology has led me to the strong view that Scientology has nothing higher or more transcendent to offer than the above. At the same time, in keeping with the infinity logic Scientology was developed from, there are infinite possible degrees of that attainable. To the extent one wishes to attain something above and beyond that while keeping his or her considerations junior to the mechanics of Scientology doctrine, dogma, values, morality, morality disguised as ethics, opinion, politics, and prejudices, one winds up, for the most part, bitter and disappointed in Scientology. To mask that disappointment a person can become rather judgmental and fanatical, even cruel and vengeful. To the extent one insists that Scientology delivers more than what Ron outlines above, by my observation, the further that individual is from attaining and demonstrating that which it can deliver. Don’t take my word for it. Look, don’t listen.
So, the very workable guideline I have applied (strictly in alignment with Scientology logic as memorialized in the Data Series) is to develop the ability to differentiate that of Scientology which forwards Ron’s goal from doctrine, dogma, values, morality, morality disguised as ethics, opinion, politics, prejudices, and even procedure that do not demonstrably lead someone to greater ability to exercise his or her considerations as senior to the mechanics of matter, energy, space and time.
Which brings us back to quantum theory. A working knowledge of it and how scientists and spiritualists are finding that that knowledge relates to spirit is a) a tremendous, scientific validation of Ron’s observations and goals above and everything he developed that leads to its recognition, a validation which can only raise one’own certainty that CONSIDERATIONS TAKE RANK OVER THE MECHANICS OF SPACE, ENERGY, AND TIME, and b) a tremendous boost in developing the ability to differentiate as covered above so as to attain an ascending certainty and ability to exercise one’s considerations senior to matter, energy, space and time. There are even a number of scientists who have reached unshakable certainty that CONSIDERATIONS TAKE RANK OVER THE MECHANICS OF SPACE, ENERGY AND TIME. That certainty was attained in part by study in the field of quantum mechanics (e.g. Bruce Lipton The Biology of Belief).
I am not suggesting people become quantum physicists in order to attain spiritual freedom through cognitive, scientific intellect. I am suggesting that enough grounding in the discoveries of science – combined with honest attainment of the grades and the state of Clear, and superior solo auditing skills – concerning the woof and warp of the universe can open vistas heretofore unseen and never before attained in Scientology in alignment with and enhancement of the goals of Scientology.