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In late 1978, the state of "dianetic clear"[1] was announced. Within a few months two other "states of clear" were introduced: the state of "natural clear"[2] and the state of "past life clear"[3]. This change had two immediate consequences:

1 The number of people attesting (correctly or falsely) to having attained the "state of clear" increased enormously.

2 During and after that period, there was a considerable amount of upset and confusion about the "state of clear".

There were those who considered that a dianetic clear was not a "real clear" and that the only "real clear" was one who (like them) had done the Clearing Course. Some felt that they had gone clear in their last lifetime. Some felt that dianetic clear explained whyThat basic outness found which will lead to a recovery of stats. (HCO PL 13 Oct 70 II) they had never been able to runUndergo processing. (Science of Survival, p.75) dianetic auditingThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) successfully. A large number of auditors, C/SesAbbreviation for Case Supervisor. (Modern Management Technology Defined (C) 1976)., and others felt that there were a lot of people falsely attesting to the state of clear and either

a) Felt unethical about letting the person attest, or

b) Tried to handle it and ended up involuntarily invalidating the pc.

History

No matter how this was "handled", it has persisted as a problema problem is postulate-counter-postulate, terminal-counter-terminal, force-counter-force. It’s one thing versus another thing. You’ve got two forces or two ideas which are interlocked of comparable magnitude and the thing stops right there. All right, now with these two things one stuck against the other you get a sort of a timelessness, it floats in time. (SH Spec 82, 6111C21) 2 . a problem is a postulate-counter-postulate resulting in indecision. That is the first manifestation of problems, and the first consequence of a problem is indecision. (SH Spec 27, 6107C11) 3 . a multiple confusion. (SH Spec 26X, 6107C03) 4 . an intention counter-intention that worries the preclear. (HCOB 23 Feb 61) 5 . a problem is the conflict arising from two opposing intentions. A present time problem is one that exists in present time, in a real universe. (HCOB 3 Jul 59) 6 . something which is persisting, the as-is-ness of which cannot be attained easily. (PRO 16, 5408CM20). So we can at least assume that there are aspects of it that haven't been taken into account and handled. Let us examine more closely what happened in late 1978 and early 1979. LRHL. Ron Hubbard was being auditedThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) and concluded that one of the things wrong with his casethe whole sum of past by-passed charge. (HCOB 19 Aug 63) was that he had been auditedThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) on dianetic auditingThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) after he had attained the "state of clear" (which he at first thought had occurred in objective processing). He then issued a bulletin forbidding the running of dianetic auditingThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) on clears and made various other technical and administrative changes. He cancelled the state of "keyed out clear" by stating that it was the same state as "clear". He changed the definition of "clear" (and subsequently changed it several more times). He ordered that the folders of pcs (and the pcs themselves) who might have gone clear in orgs and missions be routed to Advanced OrgsShort for organization. (HCO PL 8 Sept 69). This action resulted in an emptying out of the orgs and missions and a flood of people arriving at the AOs.

At first, people were being declared clear regardless of what they thought they had gone clear on or when this had occurred. More importantly, they were being declared clear regardless of the state of casethe whole sum of past by-passed charge. (HCOB 19 Aug 63) or conditionA condition is an operating state. (SH Spec 62, 6505C25) they were in. In fact, one bulletin went so far as to advise that casethe whole sum of past by-passed charge. (HCOB 19 Aug 63) and ethics1. The rules or standards governing the conduct of the members of a profession. (HCO PL 3 May 72). 2. A system of removing the counter-effort to the forward push. (6711C18SO) trouble could be caused by a person having attained clear without having the state acknowledged. As a result, many persons who were declared clear were actually in very poor conditionA condition is an operating state. (SH Spec 62, 6505C25). This practice reflected badly on the "state of clear" and the workability of the techAbbreviation for technology. The methods of application of an art or science as opposed to mere knowledge of the science or art itself. (HCOB 13 Sep 65). It caused a great deal of upset and confusion on the subject of clear.

At that time there was a shortage of instructions on how to handle dianetic clear technically and a general lack of data on the new subject of "dianetic clear". However persons accused of mis-handling dianetic clear were handled with heavy ethics1. The rules or standards governing the conduct of the members of a profession. (HCO PL 3 May 72). 2. A system of removing the counter-effort to the forward push. (6711C18SO). The "invalidation of clear" was named a Suppressive Act, while permitting someone to attest falsely was also a serious ethics1. The rules or standards governing the conduct of the members of a profession. (HCO PL 3 May 72). 2. A system of removing the counter-effort to the forward push. (6711C18SO) offense.

A step in the procedure for handling these new clears was to establish the date when the person went clear. Sometimes the date so found would be before Scientology or even prior to the pc's lifetime. When LRHL. Ron Hubbard heard that some persons considered that they had attained the "state of clear" in an earlier practice such as Buddhism, he became very upset. He stated that the idea that a person could go clear through any other means than Scientology was "suppressive". At a certain point, he also got upset at the fact that people were concluding that they had gone clear in Scientology auditingThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975). So he specified that a person can validly go clear only in dianetic auditingThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975). He handled the "earlier than this lifetime" clears by deciding that they either went clear in their last lifetime in dianetic auditingThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) (presumably if they were young enough for this to be possible) or had attained a new state he dubbed "natural Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more". His new theory was that some people had never been anything but clear. However, he refuted, thereafter, to issue any further clarification of what he meant by this assertion.

Definition of Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more

Throughout this period, the definition of clear[4] and/or dianetic clear kept changing — in the direction of dilution. Thus people came to expect less and less from the "state of clear", while the number of new clears (and thus new arrivals at AOs and Gross Income) steadily increased. None of the new definitions of "clear", and none of the new techniques for handling clears or programming them for further actions, really solved any of the problems caused by the advent of dianetic clear.

It is of interest that the definition of "clear" had already been changed several times between its first definition in DMSMHDianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health[5]and the time the idea of "clear" was put forth. In DMSMHDianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health, a clear was said to be 4.0 on the tone scale5. a scale which plots the descending spiral of life from full vitality and consciousness through half-vitality and half-consciousness down to death. (SA, p . 3 7 )...More, with no aberrations (held down sevens), no psychoses, neuroses, nor psychosomatic illnesses. The clear was said to have eidetic recall and highly enhanced perceptions and creativity. Although this chappie didn't have any OTOperating Thetan - 7. this state of being is attained by drills and familiarity after the state of Clear has been obtained. A real OT has no reactive bank, is cause over matter, energy, space, time and thought and is completely free. (HCOB 12 Jul 65)...More powers, he was definitely quite a phenomenon!

Attributes of a Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more

It is also significant that the attributes of a clear, as described in DMSMHDianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health, were never actually attained, although in reading DMSMHDianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health, one might be led to believe that they were. When people started attesting to clear, the definition was watered down to the vague generality "at cause over mental MEST1. a coined word, meaning matter, energy, space and time, the physical universe. All physical phenomena may be considered as energy operating in space and time. The movement of matter or energy in time is the measure of space. All things are mest except theta. (Abil 114-A)...More as regards the first dynamic1. any one of the eight subdivisions of the dynamic principle of existence-SURVIVE. (PXL, p. 49) 2. dynamic is the ability to translate solutions into action. (HFP, p. 171) 3. the tenacity to life and vigor and persistence in survival. (DMSMH, p. 38)". This definition can mean many different things to many different people. Anyone is at least somewhat causative over his own mind3. a network of communications and pictures, energies and masses, which are brought into being by the activities of the thetan versus the physical universe or other thetans. The mind is a communication and control system between the thetan and his environment. (FOT, p. 56)...MORE. So anyone can find an interpretation of this definition of "clear" that he can attest to. The states of "MEST1. a coined word, meaning matter, energy, space and time, the physical universe. All physical phenomena may be considered as energy operating in space and time. The movement of matter or energy in time is the measure of space. All things are mest except theta. (Abil 114-A)...More Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more", "Theta1. theta is thought, life force, elan vital, the spirit, the soul, or any other of the numerous definitions it has had for some thousands of years. (SOS, p. 4)...More Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more", "Cleared Theta1. theta is thought, life force, elan vital, the spirit, the soul, or any other of the numerous definitions it has had for some thousands of years. (SOS, p. 4)...More Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more", "Clearing Course Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more", "Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more-OTOperating Thetan - 7. this state of being is attained by drills and familiarity after the state of Clear has been obtained. A real OT has no reactive bank, is cause over matter, energy, space, time and thought and is completely free. (HCOB 12 Jul 65)...More", and, finally, "Dianetic Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more", and "Word Clear3. a Clear is not an all-knowing being. A Clear is somebody who has lost the mass, energy, space and time connected with the thing called mind . ( SH Spec 80, 6609C08) ...more" were equally absolutistic when first stated, but when people started attesting to them, the definition of each, or the criterion for allowing a pc to attest to each, was similarly watered down. This sequence has been repeated over and over throughout the history of scientology.

A Better Definition?

LRHL. Ron Hubbard correctly stated that absolutes are unattainable. And the notion of "clear" is an absolute. It's like the notion of "clean" or "pure". When is water pure? When it has only one part per million of arsenic and rat poop? Nowhere in the universe is there water which is 100% pure. To obtain complete Clarity would require a complete as-isness of any universe the thetan1. the living unit we call, in Scn, a thetan, that being taken from the Greek letter theta, the mathematic symbol used in Scn to indicate the source of life and life itself. (Abil Ma 1) 2. the awareness of awareness unit which has all potentialities but no mass, no wave-length and no location. (HCOB 3 Jul 59) 3. the being who is the individual and who handles and lives in the body. (HCOB 23 Apr 69)...more was in and a return to complete native state. Everyone does have a reactive mind1. a portion of a person's mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. Stored in the reactive mind are engrams, and here we find the single source of aberrations and psychosomatic ills. (Scn 0-8, p. 11)...MORE — his own reactive mind1. a portion of a person's mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. Stored in the reactive mind are engrams, and here we find the single source of aberrations and psychosomatic ills. (Scn 0-8, p. 11)...MORE. That's whyThat basic outness found which will lead to a recovery of stats. (HCO PL 13 Oct 70 II) one flies ruds and goes E/S and gets off BPC on anyone regardless of their point on the grade chart. The mechanics of the reactive mind1. a portion of a person's mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. Stored in the reactive mind are engrams, and here we find the single source of aberrations and psychosomatic ills. (Scn 0-8, p. 11)...MORE continue to exist all the way up.

"Clears" have always had trouble explaining whyThat basic outness found which will lead to a recovery of stats. (HCO PL 13 Oct 70 II) they still act reactively at times, or a lot of the time, and whyThat basic outness found which will lead to a recovery of stats. (HCO PL 13 Oct 70 II) they still have problems in life and in getting along with people. The amount of mileage you can get from the notion of a "cleared Cannibal"[6] is very limited. Even a cleared cannibal, if he were really clear, would get along wonderfully in life, never manifest misemotion, and love all his fellow beings, even as he was having their bodies for dinner!

The idea of "harmonics of clear" is quite accurate. The main reason whyThat basic outness found which will lead to a recovery of stats. (HCO PL 13 Oct 70 II) LRHL. Ron Hubbard blew-v. ''Slang'' unauthorized departure from an area. (HCOB 19 Jun 71 II) up at the idea of "harmonics of clear", as expressed in the HCOBHubbard Communications Office Bulletin (technical bulletin) Also colloquially referred to as "red on white" HCOB's are always red ink on white paper. I wrote[7], was, as he told me, that this idea tended to leave him open to the charge1. harmful energy or force accumulated and stored within the reactive mind, resulting from the conflicts and unpleasant experiences that a person has had. Auditing discharges this charge so that it is no longer there to affect the individual. (Scn AD)..more that the claims he had made in DMSMHDianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health and elsewhere concerning the "state of clear" were fraudulent.[8]

The truth appears to be that there are various stages of release, at each one of which you are clear-er than you were. A person experiencing the glee of insanity is clear-er than someone who is just completely unconscious. It was PRAbbreviation for public relations. The art of making good works well known. (HCO PL 21 Nov 72 I) and marketing considerations that led Hubbard to decide that certain people were "clear" at a certain point, and that they therefore had no reactive mind1. a portion of a person's mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. Stored in the reactive mind are engrams, and here we find the single source of aberrations and psychosomatic ills. (Scn 0-8, p. 11)...MORE. However this assertion is a lie, and a very destructive one, one that denies casethe whole sum of past by-passed charge. (HCOB 19 Aug 63) gain to a great many people and provides a too-convenient rabbit button for pc's, auditors and C/S2. the C/S is the case supervisor. He has to be an accomplished and properly certified auditor and a person trained additionally to supervise cases...MORE's who are having trouble with the pc's casethe whole sum of past by-passed charge. (HCOB 19 Aug 63). The claim that casethe whole sum of past by-passed charge. (HCOB 19 Aug 63) and ethics1. The rules or standards governing the conduct of the members of a profession. (HCO PL 3 May 72). 2. A system of removing the counter-effort to the forward push. (6711C18SO) problems can be caused by being clear was:
1) Absurd on the face of it.
2) A declaration of open rabbitting season.

Trying to define "clear" is difficult because it is being done over a lie. We either have to restore the meaning of clear to its original absolute meaning (which means that there aren't any clears in existence), or we have to say that what people have attested to as clear is actually only a state of release or reduction.

We can say that the purpose of auditingThe application of Scientology processes and procedures to someone by a trained auditor. (Dianetics & Scientology Technical Dictionary (C) 1975) is to clear aberrations and that if all aberrations were cleared, a "state of clear" would be attained. The concept of "clear" is useful as an ultimate goal, like the goal of perfect happiness or of perfect anything. It is a direction in which to continue to progress. It is not an attainable state (at least given our present level of technologyThe methods of application of an art or science as opposed to mere knowledge of the science or art itself. (HCOB 13 Sep 65) ''Abbr.'' tech).

Another part of the problema problem is postulate-counter-postulate, terminal-counter-terminal, force-counter-force. It’s one thing versus another thing. You’ve got two forces or two ideas which are interlocked of comparable magnitude and the thing stops right there. All right, now with these two things one stuck against the other you get a sort of a timelessness, it floats in time. (SH Spec 82, 6111C21) 2 . a problem is a postulate-counter-postulate resulting in indecision. That is the first manifestation of problems, and the first consequence of a problem is indecision. (SH Spec 27, 6107C11) 3 . a multiple confusion. (SH Spec 26X, 6107C03) 4 . an intention counter-intention that worries the preclear. (HCOB 23 Feb 61) 5 . a problem is the conflict arising from two opposing intentions. A present time problem is one that exists in present time, in a real universe. (HCOB 3 Jul 59) 6 . something which is persisting, the as-is-ness of which cannot be attained easily. (PRO 16, 5408CM20) is that the states of release and clear are only subjective. Asking an aberrated person to decide when he feels or thinks that he is no longer aberrated, is asking for a delusory "cognition3. something a pc suddenly understands or feels. “Well, what do you know about that?” (HCOB 25 Feb 60) Abbr. Cog...More" from the start. At one time [ca. 1959. Ed.], LRHL. Ron Hubbard postulated that the state of clear could be objectively proven by the presence of a "free or floating needle" and a TATone Arm - 1. meter control lever...MORE position of 2.0 (Female) or 3.0 (Male). But this was an unverified guess that did not stand the test of time.

Perhaps what we have been calling "clear" is "no longer chronically affected by engrams" or "engrams no longer in chronic restimulation." As such, the state would be more accurately described as a state of release or as a state of reduction. In other words, it would mean that the majority of a person's aberrations had gone into abeyance.

Regardless of what the state is named, the recognition that a person can continue to become clear-er, restores hope and makes progress possible again.


This was originally issued by:
The International Society of Independents,
431 Burgess Drive, Menlo Park, CA 9425, USA
as UPDATE SERIES 4 on January first 1987

Reissued in International Viewpoints 1, May 1991 [[1]] pages 5 to 7.

References

Links to bulletins referred to (where we can get hold them) will be found in the footnotes.

Additional relevant material

HCO Bulletin the 24th of September 1978 issue IV revised 2 October 1980 [[2]]
Scientolipedia has an article on David Mayo at the following link [[3]].


Footnotes:

  1. ^ "DIANETICS CLEAR: The state of clear can be achieved on Dianetics." From HCO bulletin of 25th of June 1970 RA, Issue II, revised 6 October 1978. The full version of that bulletin will be found at the following link, see 2nd page heading "DIANETIC CLEAR:" [[4]] Note that the parts in italics were added in 1978.
  2. ^ "Technically, very few thetans have never been anything but Clear. These few did not "go Clear" on anything; they have simply always been Clear. " (The italic indicates an addition in the revised version) HCO Bulletin of 5 March 1979R revised 6 March 1979. For full bulletin see [[5]].
  3. ^ "We are coming up with quite a few pcs who had gone Clear in their last lifetime during Book One auditing, Goals Processing, etc. This is something that the pc originates or something he has been "wondering about" but invalidated." From HCO Bulletin of 29 November 1978. See [[6]]
  4. ^ In the Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary (first published 1975) there are 12 definitions of Clear (the dictionary compilers were limited to quoting things which Ron Hubbard had said or written). The following is a link to Scientolipedia's copy of this dictionary where you can look it up. [[7]]
  5. ^ Dianetics Modern Science of Mental Health Dianetics_The_Modern_Science_of_Mental_Health
  6. ^ Cleared cannibal, the individual without engrams seeks survival along all the dynamics in accordance with his breadth of understanding. This does not mean that a Zulu who has been cleared of all his engrams would not continue to eat missionaries if he were a cannibal by education; but it does mean that he would be as rational as possible about eating missionaries; further, it will be easier to re-educate him about eating missionaries if he were a Clear. (Science of Survival , p. 110). taken from the Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary, 1975</small.></span> </li>
  7. ^ So far we have not been able to find what David Mayo wrote. HCO Bulletin the 14th of December 1981, entitled "THE STATE OF CLEAR" is a two-page Bulletin. It states "A clear is a being who no longer has his own reactive mind. The only exception, very, very, very rare, is one who did not have a reactive mind in the first place." See the bulletin [[8]].
  8. ^ Note by Antony Phillips, editor and poster of this article, written 26th of June 2018. I and a couple of friends remember two HCO bulletins on this subject which we now no longer can find. The first is the one that David Mayo mentions in this article about his theory about harmonics of Clear. The second is by Ron Hubbard denying in fairly strong terms the idea of there being harmonics of Clear, and cancelling David Mayo's article. They were after the first edition of the Red Volumes and do not appear in my digitalised second edition. They are part of the picture here and if anybody has or can get hold of one or both please make an effort to get it (in digital form) attached to this article of David's. The LRH one was not 14th of December "The State of Clear" if my memory serves me rightly it was far more directed at the author of the harmonics of Clear bulletin (David Mayo) invalidating him
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