Hubbard and the Babalon Working

Caroline

clerk #2
Hubbard mentioned the Archangel Michael a number of times in Scientology material. From a 1956 lecture:

One of the oldest whole track gags was to take somebody, knock him out, and tell him he had to go over to some other place and do something or other that would louse up the enemy in some fashion. And the fellow does it, by the way. I mean, he'll go ahead and be a piece in a game to this degree.
Well, a few thousand years later he's not in any particular big game. He's completely lost from this old game and he runs short of games, so he goes around telling people that he has a mission. See, he dreamed it up, and the Archangel Mike or somebody is sitting two feet back of his right shoulder sending him telepathic or teletype messages, and he has a mission.
Well, you want to look at this with some askance, because the truth of the matter is that I happen to know Mike, and he's not careless with who he picks out. And he doesn't pick out guys that blab, you see? If anybody was executing a mission for the Archangel Mike, you can make a very sound investment in a bet that he wouldn't know anything about it at all. Otherwise he wouldn't be a piece.
Now, therefore, when people begin to suspect that they're being used in games of one character or another, the usual thing that one suspects in return is that they have lost their last game and they're dragging an old one into view.
Funny thing how a thetan can actually play a game and not play a game at the same time, how he can play a game that he doesn't know anything about, how he can be multivalenced on this whole subject. It's quite amazing.

Hubbard, L. R. (1956-12-13) Randomity. Organization Series Lectures. Washington, D.C.
Emphasis added.


From The Book of Case Remedies:
CHAPTER 1
THE TRADITION OF SCIENTOLOGY
Once upon a time preclears were full of mysteries and unknowns. Once, to resolve a case, it was necessary to have a crystal ball, a clean record with the Archangel Michael and a lot of luck.
Fourteen active years and tens of thousands of pc’s (preclears) have changed all that.

During this past summer, when I had completed the Routine 6 (pc’s own goals) research, I was able to review all the levels and stages a pc or an auditor (a Scientology practitioner) has to go through.
What emerged, in getting this material into understandable form, was that people had, in general, confused Clearing and Operating Thetans (OTs).
Hubbard, L. R. (1991) The Book of Case Remedies. Bridge Publications, Inc.
 
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Caroline

clerk #2

I was curious about the female angel on the book cover of 8-8008 and why she seems so upset in the presence of the male angel. (Also, the reddish-blond hair and distinctive mouth makes me wonder to what degree Hubbard identified with Michael, or had his artist do so.)

According to a well-known magician, Lon Milo DuQuette, the roles of the archetypes become diametrically opposed from aeon to aeon. Whereas Michael would be a trusted archetype in the Piscean age, not so much in the Age of Aquarius. I'll post an excerpt from DuQuette's book:

AGE OF AQUARIUS A.D. 2000 TO A.D. 4166)
The gods of one age become the devils of the age to follow. The priests look forward to the coming age and see only the end of the world.
Not being endowed with the gift of prophecy, I will not presume to predict the details of Aquarian Age worship.
I will, nonetheless, venture to predict that the gods of the Aquarian Age will be diametrically opposed to the gods of the Age of Pisces. Already all over the world we see the decay of the repressive patriarchal establishments that have held sway for the last two thousand years. It is almost comical to see how foolish and myopic the old establishments appear when juxtaposed with the rational goals of universal human rights, the women's movement, and global environmental awareness.
I suppose it is very natural for the participants of a revolution to despise and demonize the icons of the overthrown administration. The early Christian church perpetrated the legend that, at the moment of Christ's birth, all the oracles of antiquity fell silent and that an Egyptian sailor named Thamus heard an unearthly voice call to him from the isle of Paxi announcing, "Thamus, the great god Pan is dead! "[20] As historically dubious as this story is, it serves to illustrate my point. Pan, who started life as the endearingly mischievous god of Thracian shepherds, eventually became the transcendent symbol of all the pagan gods. His ruddy complexion, horns, and cloven hooves became, in the Age of Pisces, the very image of Satan, the prince of evil.
Does this mean that Jesus Christ will become the devil of the Age of Aquarius? Probably not. But the spiritual significance of his deity will, in all likelihood, be drastically different from that expounded by the exoteric doctrines of the last two thousand years, and it will surely appear to the last vestiges of the Piscean Age establishments that the new spiritual impulse is "anti-Jehovah, anti-Allah, anti-Christ" and the gods of the new age are devils.
After years of isolation on the amanita muscariarich isle of Patmos, Saint John the Divine wrote down his vision of the awesome and terrible events which were to characterize the end of his Age. This revelation was peopled with many strange and colorful spiritual personages, such as the Seven Angels; Four Horsemen; the Lamb; the Lion of Judah; an eagle; locusts; a woman clothed with the Sun, with a Moon under her feet; a great fiery dragon—the serpent called the Devil and Satan; the archangel Michael; wild beasts (one from the sea, one from the Earth); and perhaps the most colorful character of all—Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. It is she who becomes drunk on the blood of the martyred saints, an act that serves as a catalyst to the climactic defeat of the enemies of the Lamb.
As is often the case when one explores Qabalistic literature, the villains of the exoteric narrative become the heros of the esoteric interpretation, and vice versa. Naturally, at the beginning of each cycle, the gods of the new age will appear at first somewhat sinister. The more one is committed to the magical formulae of the old age, the more strange and evil the new gods will appear. Keeping in mind the fact that John (or whoever wrote the book credited to him) was sensitive to the spiritual changes at the dawn of the Piscean Age, can we in all fairness expect him to be an unbiased interpreter of the prophetic images that symbolize the forces that would in two thousand years bring the age of his beloved savior to an end? Perhaps for us, the Whore of Babylon, the great Dragon, or even the Beast 666 are perfectly wholesome spiritual personifications of the mechanics of the growth-spurt of a new age.
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[20] The "all-great Tammuz," the Babylonian Sun God who was killed by evil forces, but eventually resurrected by his mother/wife Ishtar, was worshipped throughout the Mediterranean well into the Christian era. Just as Christendom drapes its churches in black and laments the crucifixion of Jesus on Good Friday, the holy mantra
Thamus Pan-megas Tethnece ("the all-great Tammuz is dead!") was ceremonially chanted on the summer solstice by the devotees of Tammuz to observe the yearly death of their redeemer God and shepherd. It is far more likely that if Thamus the sailor heard anything, it was this well-known chant, for the worship of Pan remained alive and well for two centuries after this alleged epitaph.

DuQuette, L. M. (1997). Angels, demons & gods of the new millennium. York Beach, Me: S. Weiser.
Emphasis added.
 

Hatshepsut

Well-known member
That's obviously Ron with that bottom lip protruding the way he liked it to do. I think at one time, his angel's name was given. Was it in the Admissions? Or am I thinking of the 'goddess' he named.

I think Ron thought his Angel was an extension of himself and his 'Divine' purpose. That the immortality symbolized by an angel protected him from extinction during his mission can be surmised. She was 'his' Holy Guardian Angel and no one else's. My guess is she represented his own Thelemic 'Will'.

At the 13 minute mark, Israel Regardie says "YOU and your Holy Guardian Angel are ONE"


But, on the other hand.....


The HGA concept originates apparently with the story of Abramelin. 'The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage'


When Aleister Crowley adopted Mathers’ translation of The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage from the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, he adopted as well the term of the Holy Guardian Angel which became the principle part of his magical system of Thelema.

Crowley definitely considered it equivalent to the Genius of the Golden Dawn, the Augoeides of Iamblichus, the Atman of Hinduism, and the Daemon of the ancient Greeks. For Crowley personally, the Holy Guardian Angel represented the 'Silent Self’, his genuine divine nature.

The Idea of calling the Higher Self an Angel, or the Holy Guardian Angel (HGA), is to destroy intellectual models and concepts. The term Holy Guardian Angel sounds so beyond the intellect, that it serves its purpose. It emphasises how alien our true self is to worldly definition.

In the Gnostic tradition there are three phases of coming into an experience of the True Self; they are the External Angel, Knowledge and Conversation of the HGA and Union with the HGA. Each stage has its own characteristics and dangers.

Knowledge and Conversation with the HGA is what alchemists and occultists have called the Great Work. Aleister Crowley later called its aim ‘the knowledge of the nature and powers of one’s own being’.


 
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Caroline

clerk #2
That's obviously Ron with that bottom lip protruding the way he liked it to do. I think at one time, his angel's name was given. Was it in the Admissions? Or am I thinking of the 'goddess' he named.

I think Ron thought his Angel was an extension of himself and his 'Divine' purpose. That the immortality symbolized by an angel protected him from extinction during his mission can be surmised. She was 'his' Holy Guardian Angel and no one else's. My guess is she represented his own Thelemic 'Will'.

At the 13 minute mark, Israel Regardie says "YOU and your Holy Guardian Angel are ONE"


But, on the other hand.....


The HGA concept originates apparently with the story of Abramelin. 'The Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage'


When Aleister Crowley adopted Mathers’ translation of The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage from the teachings of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, he adopted as well the term of the Holy Guardian Angel which became the principle part of his magical system of Thelema.

Crowley definitely considered it equivalent to the Genius of the Golden Dawn, the Augoeides of Iamblichus, the Atman of Hinduism, and the Daemon of the ancient Greeks. For Crowley personally, the Holy Guardian Angel represented the 'Silent Self’, his genuine divine nature.

The Idea of calling the Higher Self an Angel, or the Holy Guardian Angel (HGA), is to destroy intellectual models and concepts. The term Holy Guardian Angel sounds so beyond the intellect, that it serves its purpose. It emphasises how alien our true self is to worldly definition.

In the Gnostic tradition there are three phases of coming into an experience of the True Self; they are the External Angel, Knowledge and Conversation of the HGA and Union with the HGA. Each stage has its own characteristics and dangers.

Knowledge and Conversation with the HGA is what alchemists and occultists have called the Great Work. Aleister Crowley later called its aim ‘the knowledge of the nature and powers of one’s own being’.


Thanks very much for this.

As I've mentioned before, there are no higher or more advanced entities or constructs in Hubbard's psychic map for us. The most elevated position is taken by Hubbard as "Source," and his organization as our "Guardian Angel to complete success." It seems to me that in this sense, Hubbard wanted his organization to function as a MEST universe replacement of a psychic HGA construct. The letterhead, which Hubbard had to have ordered and approved, evidence his intention in that direction.

In a 1958 foundational policy directive "Model Hat for an Executive" Hubbard compared perfect executives with archangels:

A quarter of a century of leadership in this life has taught me that the only underprivileged posts there are, are posts of leadership. As one rises on the scale of authority his flaws magnify and so does his power to hurt and destroy. It would take an archangel to be a perfect executive. Despite the trying nature of an executive post it yet must be filled—and filled with understanding, intelligence, helpfulness, courage and compassion. When a lack of these enter upon an organization’s comm lines, the organization sickens and is gone—just as our world at large is doing.
HCOPL 19 September 1958 A Model Hat For An Executive

The angel imagery on the covers of Hubbard's basic books suggests a relationship with such angelic beings, which, at some point on the Bridge to Total Freedom, would be addressed or revealed. Hubbard published the angel cover designs in 1971. He was already revealing to his advanced students, however, that angels and other religious imagery came from implants at the core of the reactive mind.

In a handwritten OT 3 document dated October 28, 1968, Hubbard described the pictures in the Xenu implant dated 75 million years ago:
The pictures contain God, the Devil, Angels, Space Opera, theatres, helicopters, a constant spinning, a spinning dancer, trains and various scenes very like modern England. You name it, it's in this implant we call in its entirety "R6".
2nd Note 28 Oct 68 Incident 2

Routine 3 Heaven, written in 1963, was even more explicit about the source of the Christian Heaven, God, Christ, angels, saints, etc.


L. Ron Hubbard said:
HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex
HCO BULLETIN OF MAY 11, AD13


Central Orgs,
Franchise


ROUTINE 3
HEAVEN

Well, I have been to Heaven.

And I've found that Scientologists have been to Heaven.

And that everybody has evidently been to Heaven.

The Goals Problem Mass implants, which are the apparent basic source of aberration and human travail, which begin with the goal To Forget, were cynically done "in Heaven".

For a long time, people have been cross with me for my lack of co-operation in believing in a Christian Heaven, God and Christ. I have never said I didn't disbelieve in a Big Thetan but there was certainly something very corny about Heaven et al. Now I have to apologize. There was a Heaven. Not too unlike, in cruel betrayal, the heaven of the Assassins in the 12th Century who, like everyone else, dramatized the whole track implants - if a bit more so.

Yes, I've been to Heaven. And so have you. And you have the pattern of its implants in the HCO Bulletin Line Plots. It was complete with gates, angels and plaster saints - and electronic implantation equipment. So there was a Heaven after all - which is why you are on this planet and were condemned never to be free again - until Scientology.

Before you went to Heaven you were not really very bad or very good, but you didn't think you had lived only once and you had a good memory and knew who you were and enjoyed life. Afterwards ---

The symbol of the crucified Christ is very apt indeed. It's the symbol of a thetan betrayed.


DATA

Additional work and possible corrections need to be done but this is the gist of the matter:

The implants are electronic in nature and follow the pattern of the G.P.M.

The implant station existed on the order of magnitude of 43,000,000,000,000 years ago. (The dates may be part of the implants but do not appear so at this stage. However, a possibility of correction of dates is reserved).

Some have been through it once, some more than once.

The first time I arrived and the moment of the implant To Forget was dated at 43,891,832,611,177 years, 344 days, 10 hours, 20 minutes and 40 seconds from 10:02½ PM Daylight Greenwich Time May 9, 1963. The second series was dated to the moment of the implant To Forget as 42,681,459,477,315 years, 132 days, 18 hours, 20 minutes and 15 seconds from 11:02½ PM Daylight Greenwich Time May 9, 1963.

There are no earlier such implants. There are no later such implants.

I evidently have a goal of my own at 305 Trillion (U.S.) years and an actual GPM, all of which pulled into this 43 Trillion year implant.



ADDITIONAL E-METER DATA

Five goals in all may be common to both sequences. The first 3 of the 5 are the same. There are no implants as to time according to the meter. There are numbers in any implants, but dates rocket read. Implanting was done on a non-visible thetan, but arrival was in a ship in a doll body according to the meter. Star of Bethlehem, Pearly Gates, The Way out of the Universe, all of which RR on the meter, give a clue to recruitment actions.

There was no purpose in giving a particular thetan a particular goal. Planning had no individualization.

A preclear's overts should be scouted as to why these implants keyed in, Fac 1, hypnotism, etc. But doubtful if any preclear did this type of implanting.

The mood is set that thetans are evil, treacherous and bad but this is all part of the implant, not factual.

The earliest point of the series is not known at this writing but possibly contains a recruitment through advertising. The departure point from the series is not fully known yet but probably just abandonment.

The implants were not done in a box or in some trick manner of projection. The scenery is actually there, common Mest Universe, space and matter and in the Mest Universe.

The first (43 Trillion) series consists of 29 implanted goals.

The second (42 Trillion) series consists of 21 implanted goals.

The first three goals in both series are the same, To Forget, To Remember and To Go Away. The last goal and one other in both series are the same. The remaining goals are not the same for the two implants.



PERSONALLY PERCEIVED DATA

The pattern of RIs is different for the two series, consisting in the second series of added RIs below the To Have a Goal-ivity and with a different dwindling of adjectives and adverbs, but are otherwise similar.

Both series have the Gates of Heaven visible. The last implant of both consists of "entering" Heaven. The last goal of both is To Be In Heaven.

The gates of the first series are well done, well built. An avenue of statues of saints leads up to them. The gate pillars are surmounted by marble angels. The entering grounds are very well kept, laid out like Bush Gardens in Pasadena, so often seen in the movies. Aside from the implant boxes which lie across from each other on the walk there are other noises and sounds as though the saints are defending and berating. These are unimportant to the incident.

The second series, probably in the same place, shows what a trillion years of overt acts does (or is an additional trickery to collapse one's time). The place is shabby. The vegatation is gone. The pillars are scruffy. The saints have vanished. So have the Angels. A sign on one (the left as you "enter") says "This is Heaven". The right has a sign "Hell" with an arrow and inside the grounds one can see the excavations like archaeological diggings with raw terraces, that lead to "Hell". Plain wire fencing encloses the place. There is a sentry box beside and outside the right pillar. The road "leading up" to the gates is deeply eroded. An effigy of Joseph, complete with desert clothing, is seen approaching the gates (but not moving) leading a donkey which "carries" the original Madonna and child from "Bethlehem". The implanting boxes lie on either side of this "entering" path at path level.

These are the actual ends of the two series. One backs out the gates, of course, from top oppterm down, as this is the end. The last two RIs after this last goal say "it is the beginning", "Not the end".

The place, by implant and inference, was supposed to be in the sky like a floating island. Actually it was simply a high place in the mountains of a planet and the gates pathway falls away into a gorge, very eroded and bare by the time of the second implant, but heavily forested and rolling at the time of the first.

The beginnings have not at this writing been so well explored by myself. I have not viewed the second beginning (which says it is the end). However I do know that the second series was done in long square tunnels with the implant boxes, not unlike small P.A. speakers with fretwork fronts, on either side.

The first series actually begins with arrival in a "town" (as everything is backwards to upset the time sense). This "town" consisted of a trolley bus, some building fronts, sidewalks, train tracks, a boarding house, a bistro in a basement where there is a "bulletin board" well lighted, and a BANK BUILDING.

The bank is the key point of interest. It is interesting that we use the work "bank" (taken actually from computerology) to indicate the reactive mind.

This bank building was the on-the-corner old-fashioned granite-like construction, two or three stories high, with the door in the rounded front - even a revolving type door. Inside to the left of the entrance door is a rounded counter. Directly across the room are THE stairs.

The top oppterm and terminal of To Forget are at the top of these stairs. The implant then proceeds on down the stairs, step by step, terminals on one side (the left if one were coming up the stairs) the oppterms on the other. The first series (43 Trillion) has all its implant impulses at step level. In the second series the boxes are ear high to a man. By the time the gates are arrived at in the first series, the terminals are on the left as you approach the gates, the oppterms on the right, having been reversed at some point.

The first (43 Trillion) series had very fine marble stairs. The same stairs can be seen in any big well kept railway station. They were complete with a white ball held in a wrought iron stand.

The thetan was taken along apparently on a pole trap to which he was stuck. It does not proceed step by step throughout the whole of the implant series, but after the first flight of stairs, goes a ways, stops while several pairs of RIs fire then goes to a new location.

The place seemed to have people in it. But they are all effigies. These seem radioactive. Contact with them hurts. No living beings. But effigies that look like humans are performing sudden, repetitive actions with long halts between. In the "basement" such dummies are seen operating machinery.

The boarding house at the actual beginning has a dummy guest and a landlady in kimono and wrappers, reading a newspaper.

There are no devils or satans that I saw.

There is a passenger getting on the trolley bus, a "workman" halfway down the first stairs of To Forget "eating lunch" and in To Be in Heaven a gardener or electrician adjusting an implant box behind a hedge and periodically leaping up and screaming.

The place, so long as the implants remain only partially discharged, seems to swim in while and black electronic masses, but these dissipate as the implants are run out by pattern.

One actually "enters" the "town" as the first action. The implants, however, were rigged to make the gates seem the entrance to the incident. One backs through from the town, into the bank, down the steps and eventually out the Pearly Gates, down the hillside and is there let off and abandoned. One might have had a body or its remains at the town but has none when abandoned.

"TO BE IN HEAVEN" is the last goal implanted in both series. The goal may be slightly differently worded in the second series.

This is not a body building implant, though running it gives somatics to chest.

This is not a GE implant. It is the person's own. Running it, particularly badly, brings it down on the body. There are body somatics on it, however, particularly eyes, face, chest, bones.

It apparently only can be run by 3M listing and Rocket Reads. One must have the goal to get the RIs.



CONCLUSIONS
The place is so full of lies by implant that the preclear becomes quite confused and this review of the actual data is necessary to a successful navigation. However, it is very easy to read more treachery into it than there is in it - which is enough.

However, as the place existed so long it was in a varying state of repair and some change. (This data on time is subject to review). But in 1.2 Trillion years only some of the implant pattern and mock up had shifted. However, there may have been other stations. Only time and research will really tell that.

One must date the preclear's first (earliest) goal to forget, find out how many times the preclear went through it, or some such implant station, date the other times and be careful to run only the first of the first series. As this is basic, as in Prepchecking, Sec Checking and old engram running, it tends to ease up the remainder of the implants. But running the implants later than basic is very much harder on the pc even though it can be done. Wherever one misses an RI in an early implant, that repeated RI when found in a later one tends to be very much more heavily charged.

Re-running any implant that has only been partially run tends to rough up the whole implant and make it hard to run.


LUCK

I think we are lucky. It could have been much worse. This Heavenly dream of destruction could have been current, not so long ago. It could have happened often, not just once or twice or three times per pc. But apparently it didn't and is unique in itself.

This is the core of the Reactive Mind. It is all the way South. For here, just once on the whole track, somebody discovered the mechanism of purposes and RIs and utilized them to install religious mania and pin thetans down to "one life" and planets.

The thing was done so well that it has hung up ever since. There are other implants, there are other goals and GPMs, but these are minor and easily found and listed once this key implant series is out of the way.

We were in a position of having an infinite number of pieces to the puzzle. Now we have a finite number which even though very tough are still finite in number. Further, every processing step taken, every RI discharged is a positive gain toward a definite finite result in processing.

Further, we have our hands on an apalling piece of technology where the world is concerned. With rapidity and a Mater it can be shown that Heaven is a false dream and that the old religion was based on a very painful lie, a cynical betrayal.

What does this do to any religious nature of Scientology? It strengthens it. New religions always overthrow the false gods of the old, they do something to strengthen man. We can improve man. We can show the old gods false. And we can open up the universe as a happier place in which a spirit may dwell. What more can you expect? This actually places us far beyond any other beings that are about. It puts us, through increased beingness and a restoration of life, in control of much destiny.

We have now only a few unsolved problems about life, huge though they may be, such as the construction of bodies and how does one establish the character of and communicate, if feasible, with beings who are making trees and insects. There are a few things like these. But I imagine when we finally manage to communicate with beetle under rocks and free them, we'll no doubt find the Creator of Heaven who 43 + Trillion years ago designed and built the Pearly Gates and entrapped us all.

Good Lord, I'd hate to be guilty of that overt. But never mind - you aren't either. That guy is GONE (I hope!)


L. RON HUBBARD

(Note: This HCO Bulletin is based on over a thousand hours of research auditing, analyzing the facsimiles of the reactive mind, and with the help of a Mark V Electrometer. It is scientific research and is not in any way based upon the mere opinion of the researcher. This HCO Bulletin is not the result of the belief or beliefs of anyone. Scientology data reflects long, arduous and painstaking research over a period of some thirty years into the nature of Man, the mind, the human spirit and its relationship to the physical universe. The data and phenomena discovered in Scientology is common to all minds and all men and can be demonstrated on anyone. Truth does not require belief to be truth any more than water requires anyone's permission to run down hill. The data is itself and can be duplicated by any honest researcher or practitioner. We in Scientology seek freedom, the betterment of Man, and the happiness of the individual and this comprises our attitude towards the data found. The data, however, is simply itself, and exists whatever the opinion of anyone may be. The contents of this HCO Bulletin discover the apparent underlying impulses of religious zealotism and the source of the religious mania and insanity which terrorized Earth over the ages and has given religion the appearance of insanity. As the paper is written for my friends it has, of course, a semblance of irreverence).
(Note: All our data on the whole track remains factual and is not taken from any implant. The only data released earlier was the time factors involved in GPMs).


L. RON HUBBARD

LRH:jw
Copyright © 1963
by L. Ron Hubbard
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Source: https://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/miller/heaven.htm

It could be said that Christ is the believers' "Higher Self," or "True Self." So Hubbard was anti-christian, or anti-true self, while getting slaves like us to sell and deliver fake selves. It reminds me of what he wrote to Heinlein in 1949 about his core personal philosophy and Excalibur: "I fear the Catholic Church is going to take one look at that book and heave a fit that would make the Mindszenty affair pale. It ain't agin religion. It just abolishes it. It aint agin anything, which is wherein lieth its deadly poison."

Edit to answer Hatshepsut: In
the Admissions, Hubbard called his Holy Guardian Angel "Flavia" or "Flavia Julia."
 
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Caroline

clerk #2

Source: Scientology 8-8008
(Cover design © 1971 by L. Ron Hubbard)


From The Admissions of L. Ron Hubbard:

By hypnosis I must be convinced as follows: [...] (z) That I need not subscribe to any moral code of sex anywhere. That I am constant to Sara. I have no terrors of sex or sexual conduct. Only pleasure and beauty are contained in it. That I may please myself with the act or be pleased with sexual things. That the sexual matters taught me by Flavia do not apply. My chastity lies in loving Sara.
[...]
Nothing can intervene between you and your Guardian. She cannot be displaced because she is too powerful. She does not control you. She advises you. You may or may not take the advice. You are an adept and have a wonderful and brilliant mind of your own.
[...]
You have magnificent power but you are humble and calm and patient in that power. For you control all forces under you as you wish. The strength of your Guardian aids you always and can never depart or be repelled. Your faith in her and in God is unswerveable, blind, powerful and you never, never doubt their good intent toward you. They work with you. You help them exert their plans. They have faith unbounded in you.
You will never forget these incantations. They are holy and are now become an integral part of your nature. You enter the greatest phase yet of work and devotion and power and have perfect control without further fear.
Men’s chains fall from you. Your head is high. Your back is straight. You can experience no evil or illness. You are wholly protected. You cannot guide yourself wrong for you are guided as a crown prince.
Material things are yours for the asking. Men are your slaves. Elemental spirits are your slaves. You are power among powers, light in the darkness, beauty in all.
You are not sleepy or tired ever. You do not sleep unless you will it consciously. Sleep to you is a deep trance. Nothing can touch you in that trance because it would not dare. Your Guardian alone can talk to you as you sleep but she may not hypnotize you. Only you can hypnotize yourself.
[...]
Your body organs are in perfect harmony. Your Guardian keeps you in celestial time. Your organs work well, all of them. You grow stronger each day. No drug or medicine affects your mind more than a few hours. You can consciously stop pain.
[...]
The most thrilling thing in your life is your love and consciousness of your Guardian. She materializes for you. You have no doubts of her. She is real. She is always with you. You love her very much. You trust her. You see and hear her. She is not your master. You have a mighty spiritual will of your own. She is an advisor and as such is respected by you. She is wise and worthy and never changes shape. Your faith in her as in God is blind and unshaken ever.
She is interested in you and amused by you. She does not criticize you. She does not frown on your sexual acts but advises you on better game.
That she is with you always does not mean that she sees you as indecent ever. You cannot offend her. You cannot repel her. You are too good. You respect her and you love her and appreciate her advice. You are good always because you want her to feel good. This does not apply to sex. She has never and will never forbid you pleasures. She will never censure you. She is lovely and beautiful and radiant and part of your life. You can see her consciously whenever you wish. You are never startled by her because you are not afraid of her. You are partly in her plane, she partly in yours as you wish to see her. She has copper red hair, long braids, a lovely Venusian face, a white gown belted with jade squares. She wears gold slippers. Thus you see her.
You can read with ease anything she cares to show you. You can talk with her and audibly hear her voice above all others.
You and she are too powerful to permit any interference. You can work alone whenever you wish because she protects you. You and she are friends. You both have a higher master. She can teach you much. You love her. But she does not own your will, cannot affect your will and you are powerful enough to depend upon yourself. You do not consign will to her, ever. She advises. You do not have to take the advice. She cannot weaken your will. You have no fears of consequences if you fail to heed her. You can also be right for you know more of time than she does. She is wise and beautiful and powerful. Others may not see her, and you need not look at her or talk to her when others are around for they might not understand. You can talk to her “in your own mind” when others are near.
You need never be disappointed when material objects or people fail to move at your unspoken order. You can often control them. Not always. Leave this to your beloved Guardian.
[...]
You can do automatic writing whenever you wish. You do not care what comes out on the paper when your Guardian dictates. You can hear her easily and when you want her to write or talk dictation you have only to consciously will it and the result is written or spoken by yourself without any intrusions of your own thought. It is entirely automatic. It does not in the least affect or reduce your spiritual will. You may or may not believe what she dictates. That is part of your conscious will and judgment.
[...]
You need never expose or betray any secret God or your Guardian wants kept. You can be trusted with vast knowledge and never give it away or use it with express authority. What you know is riches. When you give away all you know, you are poor. You can give out exactly as much as God desires people to know. You never try to make an impression with what you know. You don’t care what people think of your mind. So long as you refrain from telling what you know, vast secrets can be entrusted to you with safety. You will guard your secrets. You can be trusted always by everyone.
[...]
You are psychic. You do not need to “press” to receive communication. You can let “people” in any world talk to you while you are wide awake. You can see them clearly. You have no doubts of any kind about them. You are afraid of none of them but can cancel them out at will if they are evil to you.
The voice of your holy Guardian is distinct from all the rest. It comes to you loud and clear. You can see her with brilliant clarity when you wish.
You can read futures for people with ease. You are not much interested in your own. No enemy can stand against you.
[...]
You have no fears about working psychically for you are safe, always safe, protected by your Guardian as in a mighty fortress.
[...]
You have no doubts about God. You never speculate about him. You are assured that whatever you do is right in his eyes. Your faith is so strong you could move mountains. You have deep trust and faith in God and have no fear of what he may do to you and your friends. He will never punish you. Some day you will merge with him and become part of the All when his bidding you have finished in these lives.
You never speak ill of another because you are too powerful and may curse them. You love everyone. Even when you use force on people, you cannot hate them. You have no hate or jealousy in you. You are not in contest with anyone. God and your Guardian and your own power bring destruction on those who would injure you. But you never speak of this for you are kind. A sphere of light, invisible to others, surrounds you as a protecting globe. All forces bounce away from you off this. You are not a coward. Fist fighting had no bearing on your courage. You were ill when you were fought before. You did not understand the rules. You can whip anyone now and have no physical fear of hand to hand fighting. They who fought you before were knaves and fools. You would be merciless to them now. Nothing can stand up to your fighting now. You are strong and wonderful in combat. You never know fear or defeat. You refrain from fighting because you are too powerful.
[...]
Darkness is a cloak you may don. Your guardian and your own courage protect you utterly in darkness. You control anything you meet in darkness for that is part of your universe.
You do not care how much work there is to do for you have all the time there is and can work forcefully and with patience. You can work whenever you please. Nothing obstructs you.
There was no danger for you from government or navy. You are too big to be touched by their petty opinions and force. Your force and destiny is infinite power.
You believe implicitly in God. You have no doubts of the All Powerful. You believe your Guardian perfectly. You hear her certainly and clearly.
You are too strong, too big to be touched by mortal opinions.
You are tolerant towards your mother and Father. You loved them. You have no respect for their opinions for you know much more. You are always kind to them. Their good opinion of you is assured. Their good opinion and praise mean nothing whatever to you. Only Flavia Julia and then the All Powerful have opinions worth inclining toward. You have always done right by your parents. You did your best. You have no worries about it. Your mother’s theories on psychology were wrong. They do not now affect you.
The opinions of your aunts and uncles are worthless. You are kind to them. They mean nothing to you.

Emphasis added.
 

Caroline

clerk #2
I didn't realize Crowley was so clear on the issue of whether the HGA is a separate being. Thanks, Hatshepsut!

Aleister Crowley in Magick Without Tears said:
There is only one point of theory which matters to our practice. We may readily concur that the Augoeides, the "Genius" of Socrates, and the "Holy Guardian Angel" of Abramelin the Mage, are identical. But we cannot include this "Higher Self"; for the Angel is an actual Individual with his own Universe, exactly as man is; or, for the matter of that, a bluebottle. He is not a mere abstraction, a selection from, and exaltation of, one's own favourite qualities, as the "Higher Self" seems to be. The trouble is (I think) that the Hindu passion for analysis makes them philosophize any limited being out of existence.

https://hermetic.com/crowley/magick-without-tears/mwt_42#chapter-xliithis-self-introversion

Aleister Crowley in Magick Without Tears said:
Now, can an angel of this sort ever go wrong, by which one must mean, can he ever be untrue to his own nature? I do not see how one can imagine this to happen; for they are so completely creatures of the elements of which they are composed that they must be regarded as completely devoid of will in any intelligible sense of the word. Their actions in fact are merely re-actions.

They are, of course, entirely lacking in the Supernal Triad. There is therefore no question of anything in them which would persist through change. Perhaps it would be better to say that changed does not really affect them. Another way to put it would be that they are adjectives, not nouns. They are merely sensible manifestations of the elements to which they are attributed, and to the letters of their name.

Now, on the other hand, there is an entirely different type of angel; and here we must be especially careful to remember that we include gods and devils, for there are such beings who are not by any means dependent one one particular element for their existence. They are microcosms in exactly the same sense as men and women are. They are individuals who have picked up the elements of their composition as possibility and convenience dictates, exactly as we do ourselves. I want you to understand that a goddess like Astarte, Astaroth, Cotytto, Aphrodite, Hathoor, Venus, are not merely aspects of the planet;* they are separate individuals who have been identified with each other, and attributed to Venus merely because the salient feature in their character approximates to this ideal.
https://hermetic.com/crowley/magick-without-tears/mwt_43#chapter-xliiithe-holy-guardian-angel-is-not-the-higher-self-but-an-objective-individual

Hubbard asserted in the OT 3 materials that "Thetans believed they were one. This is the primary error." (Handwritten Data, p. 3) Scientology processing works in the direction of separating out the thetan from his "body thetans." It never acts to integrate these psychic elements or beings. (Ref. HCOB The Nature of a Being) A solo auditor addresses these BTs from a distance as separate beings subject to the OT's intention.

Any entity identifying as an angel or guardian angel in a NOTs session would be given the same auditing commands as any body thetan.

Incidentally, I have never heard of any pre-OT having or seeking a relationship with a Holy Guardian Angel. I would think that if the person persisted with this idea, his case would be labeled "resistive" due to "earlier practices" and given a special repair program. (Ref. HCOB 30 June 1971 Expanded Green Form 40RF GF 40XRF)
 

Caroline

clerk #2
In perhaps his most famous letter to Crowley, Parsons says Hubbard [also] called his Guardian Angel "the Empress." From John Symonds' biography of Aleister Crowley, The Beast 666:

In the spring of 1945, Parsons met a new aspirant to the Great Work, a young man called Ron Hubbard. Hubbard’s magical potential was very great and he made a considerable impression upon the members of Agapé Lodge, especially on Betty, the mistress of Dr Parsons; she soon found herself sleeping with him.
Frater 210 (Dr Parsons) was not unduly upset about this; for he had decided to follow even more closely in the Beast’s footsteps and find, by magical means, a Scarlet Woman, his own true Whore of the Stars. He proposed, in other words, to attract an elemental or familiar spirit:

About three months ago I met Ron Hubbard…[Parsons wrote in July 1945 to Crowley whom he addressed as ‘Most Beloved Father’] he is a writer and explorer…a gentleman; he has red hair, green eyes, is honest and intelligent, and we have become great friends. He moved in with me about two months ago, and although Betty and I are still friendly, she has transferred her sexual affection to Ron. I cared for her rather deeply but I have no desire to control her emotions. Although Ron has no formal training in Magick, he has an extraordinary amount of experience and understanding in the field. From some of his experiences I deduced that he is in direct touch with some higher intelligence, possibly his Guardian Angel. He describes his Angel as a beautiful winged woman with red hair whom he calls the Empress…He is the most Thelemic person I have ever met and is in complete accord with our own principles. He is also interested in establishing the New Aeon. Thy son, John.

Symonds, J., & Symonds, J. (1997). The Beast 666. London: Pindar.

Crowley described "the Empress" in The Book of Thoth:

The_Empress (Thoth).jpgThis card is attributed to the letter Daleth, which means a door, and it refers to the planet Venus. This card is, on the face of it, the complement of The Emperor; but her attributions are much more universal.
bk4-p547.gifOn the Tree of Life, Daleth is the path leading from Chokmah to Binah, uniting the Father with the Mother. Daleth is one of the three paths which are altogether above the Abyss. There is further more the alchemical symbol of Venus, the only one of the planetary symbols which comprises all the Sephiroth of the Tree of Life. The doctrine implied is that the fundamental formula of the Universe is Love. [The circle touches the Sephiroth I, 2, 4, 6, 5, 3; the Cross is formed by 6, 9, 10 and 7, 8.]
It is impossible to summarize the meanings of the symbol of the Woman, for this very reason, that she continually recurs in infinitely varied form. “Many-throned, many-minded, many-wiled, daughter of Zeus.”
[...]
At the back of the card is the Arch or Door, which is the interpretation of the letter Daleth. This card, summed up, may be called the Gate of Heaven. But, because of the beauty of the symbol, because of its omniform presentation, the student who is dazzled by any given manifestation may be led astray. In no other card is it so necessary to disregard the parts, to concentrate upon the whole.
Source: The Atu (Keys or Trumps) - The Book of Thoth - The Libri of Aleister Crowley - Hermetic Library
 

Caroline

clerk #2
Thank you Caroline, and others, for the fascinating content posted on this thread.

It enriches ESMBR.
I appreciate your kind encouragement, Veda, and am glad for the interest in this subject. I find it fascinating too.

I noticed another bit of strangeness about the depiction of Hubbard/Archangel Michael. His left cheek seems to be bleeding.


hubbard-00.jpgcrowley-01.jpghubbard-01.jpg
 

cakemaker

Active member
I appreciate your kind encouragement, Veda, and am glad for the interest in this subject. I find it fascinating too.

I noticed another bit of strangeness about the depiction of Hubbard/Archangel Michael. His left cheek seems to be bleeding.


I think that's just the artist's effort to add shading.
I wonder if it was Andre Clavel who drew those covers. It would be great to hear about what he was told to draw.
 

Caroline

clerk #2
I think that's just the artist's effort to add shading.
I wonder if it was Andre Clavel who drew those covers. It would be great to hear about what he was told to draw.
Andre Clavel was Gerry's twin on the Clearwater RPF. Gerry says Andre was not the LRH artist in 1971. Gerry thinks that the LRH artist at that time was most likely Richard Gorman, the same person who drew the Colonel Webspread cartoon for the Flag Orders of the Day in the early 1970s. Gorman was a fairly famous Canadian artist who died in 2010.

About the artist's effort yes, there's definitely room for doubt on the cheek feature. Since he painted in other distinguishing features that strongly suggest Hubbard's identity, it does seem plausible to me that he also intended to depict Hubbard's scar/wound. In fact, because Hubbard was being a warrior angel, he really could have had a bleeding cut on his cheek. The 1971 books say "Cover Design Copyright © 1971 by L. Ron Hubbard" and it is very clear that Hubbard ordered and approved the artwork.

I looked through Images of a Lifetime to see if I could determine when Hubbard acquired the scar on his cheek. In some of the photographs, the scar has been airbrushed out. The earliest photo I could find with a scar in that spot is dated ca. 1929:

Hubbard-(Images p. 77).jpgHubbard-(Images p. 77-1).jpg

066_0000.jpgThe origin of the scar is possibly explained in a letter Scientology entered into evidence in the Armstrong 1 trial. Exhibit 66 was a letter dated January 1, 1929 from Ian Macbean of the British Legation in Peking. Macbean writes to Hubbard about his visit some three weeks earlier, and mentions Hubbard receiving a "damned nasty slash" on the face from a sword fight with "Giovanni."
 
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PirateAndBum

Administrator
Staff member
I thought those covers were done by his son Arthur. Don't recall where I heard that though.
 

Caroline

clerk #2
I thought those covers were done by his son Arthur. Don't recall where I heard that though.
I asked Gerry about this. Arthur was born in 1958. In 1971, he was Deputy LRH Vehicles under Des Popham. As far as Gerry knows, Arthur did not become the Deputy LRH artist or LRH artist and start producing "art" for Hubbard until the mid-70s.
 

Bill

Well-known member
Scientology 8-80
(Cover design © 1971 by L. Ron Hubbard)

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Scientology 8-8008
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Closeups from 8-8008 cover:

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I was on staff at Pubs Org when all these amateurish, clumsy covers came out. We were informed, quite confidentially, that these new covers were carefully done whole track images that would compel people to buy the books. Yes, even the woman in the bear suit eating a drumstick on stage. :dizzy::eek::roflmao:
 

Caroline

clerk #2
I was on staff at Pubs Org when all these amateurish, clumsy covers came out. We were informed, quite confidentially, that these new covers were carefully done whole track images that would compel people to buy the books. Yes, even the woman in the bear suit eating a drumstick on stage. :dizzy::eek::roflmao:
Hubbard wrote quite a bit of material on PR and Marketing in the late 60's, early 70's. It must have been an intense period at Pubs Org.

I recall accepting the display of these "whole track" images in a similar way. I understood they were carefully constructed to restimulate the reactive minds of potential book buyers, for sales and dissemination purposes, which was always "greatest good."

The exploding volcano on DMSMH is another example, obviously the Xenu implant.
 

Caroline

clerk #2
HYLBTL-cvr (1968).jpgHere are a couple of quotes from a couple of lectures where Hubbard suggested black cowls for the Scientology uniform:

SELF-DETERMINED EFFORT PROCESSING
A lecture given on 1 October 1951
A New Evaluation of Importances
One of the most interesting things that we have run into at times is the fact that probably all
of us, with the knowledge which has been accumulated and the push buttons’ which were
suddenly summed up not very long ago and which we now have to hand, could put on
black cowls, look grim and mysterious about the whole thing, button up all communication
lines about Dianetics—that is to say, not let on about any axioms or anything like that—and
just start practicing what apparently would be black magic.
We could bring people in off the streets and have them walk down the hall and stop in
Office 1 where a little sign says, “Glasses removed here.” We wouldn’t have any couches
or anything cluttering the place up like that, and we could just walk them around the hall
and at each station there would be another auditor and he would just ask standard questions. The people coming in would walk all the way around and then out on the street again. Of course, they would stop at the desk before they went out and write out a check for the equivalent amount of medical treatment, which would come to $8,687,962.05!
There is some slight possibility that we may be at that stage. I don’t want to over evaluate anything, however.

Hubbard, L. R. (1951-10-01). Self Determined Effort Processing. (Transcript). Professional Course Lectures, (5110C01A). Wichita, KS.

CONTROL
A lecture given on 14 January 1957
As I said, I'm leveling with you. This is an ACC. We can tell you all sorts of interesting ways to produce a tremendous number of effects. I could give you some formulas that would be so complex on the subject of control and how it controlled and to what you appealed and which you did when and where, that you would feel vastly edified. And you would wonder why in the name of common sense your preclears didn't respond really well: Their habit patterns changed, and you got a little shift on their APAs. Their IQ had a tendency to shift a little bit. But actually, for some reason or other...
We could set ourselves up as a black-cowled priesthood. The only reason we would do that is because we were fresh out of total game; we were in a position where we hated everybody, cared nothing for anything, totally out of communication in all directions. Yes, we could set up as a black-cowled priesthood with a tremendous number of mysteries, and boy, could we deal off the bottom of the mental deck!
We can brainwash a man in twenty seconds. What more do you want? That's enough technique to conquer the world.

Hubbard, L. R. (1956-01-14). Control (Transcript). Sixteenth American Advanced Clinical Course, (16ACC-09). Washington, DC.
 
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