From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 5 - March 1992
By Mark Jones, USA
The Evolvement of the Static
The basic axioms on which the technology of Scientology was based
deals with the basics of life, i.e. "Axiom 1, Life is basically a
static. Definition: A Life Static has no mass, no motion, no
wavelength, no location in space or time. It has the ability to
postulate and perceive."
Early metaphysical sources, and in the last decade, research in
quantum physics has provided much more insight into the nature of the
Static and particularly the ability to perceive. As stated by Erwin
Schroedinger, founder of quantum mechanics, " Subject and object are
only one. The barrier between them cannot be said to have broken down
as a result of recent experience in the physical sciences, for this
barrier doesn't exist." (Schroeding, What is Life? and Mind and
Matter, Cambridge University Press, 1969, p. 139) Werner Heisenberg,
another pioneer in the field concluded that "the common division of
the world in to subject and object, inner world and outer world, body
and soul is no longer adequate and leads into difficulties."
(Heisenberg, The Physicists Conception of Nature, Harcourt Brace.)
Schroedinger added to this that these shortcomings can only be avoided
by abandoning dualism. Thus this 'new look of physics' has abandoned
illusory division between subject and object, mind and body, mental
and material, energy and matter.
These conclusions can be of great importance in clarifying paths of
evolvement, for the fall from fully realised OT, spiritual, or godlike
state could be said to be brought about viewing what is a unified
whole or oneness as a duality. Thus, it is how the life static
perceives self and existence, whether as a subject viewing objects or
life forms as seperate existences, or with an awareness of the oneness
of subject and object, which determines his/her state of evolvement.
Many of us have experienced this on one level in applying the GPM tech
and line plots. From this we recognise how eliminating the duality,
term-opterm, by which we have viewed problem areas of existence can
eliminate the problem.The more we become able to perceive situations
and experience from a non dual viewpoint and become aware of the
connectedness, the more harmony we achieve and the more effective we
The Real Self Knows the Universe by Being It
Those interested in philosophy and religions will find confirmation of
the importance of non dual perception in many of the earlier records.
In the Gospel of St. John, "They said to HIM: Shall we then, being
children, enter the Kingdom? Jesus said to them: When you make the two
one, and when you make the inner as the outer and the outer as the
inner and the above as the below, and when you make the male and the
female into a single one, then shall you enter the Kingdom." (The
Gospel according to Saint John, Harper, 1959) Similarly from Mahayan
Buddhism, "Truth is the self-realization inwardly experienced by the
wise through their non-dual insight, and does not belong to the domain
of words, duality or intellect... The world is nothing but mind... All
is Mind." Or as Ramana Marashi explained, "Absolute subjectivity is
one with its universe of knowledge, so that you -are- in fact what you
observe. The real self knows the universe by being it."
Thus a workable technology for evolvement could be said to be based on
assisting a person increase his perception in a non dualistic way.
Perception in this sense is to become one with. Based on this premise,
what has to be 'as-ised' is the compulsion to perceive existence
dualistically as a subject viewing an object rather than perceiving by
becoming one with. In other words, everything one observes is no other
than you who are observing.
Thus a primary dualism to be overcome is that of perceiving existence
as subject vs. object, i.e. self and other, male and female, inside
and outside, heaven and earth, organism and environment, (And perhaps
clear and not clear, IVy Ed.) etc. It is this primary dualism that
creates space, the 'perceived' space between subject and object. The
secondary dualism is that of being vs. nullity, or of life and death
from which we create time. Life is ordinarily taken as something that
begins at birth and ends at death, but from a metaphysical viewpoint,
only the present moment exists. As the philosopher Ralph Waldo Emersen
explained in his essay of Self Reliance, "Those roses under my window
make no reference to former roses or to better ones; They are for what
they are; There is no time for them. There is simply the rose and it
is perfect in every moment of it's existence... But man postpones or
remembers; he does not live in the present, but with reversed eyes
laments the past, or heedless of the riches that surround him, stands
on tiptoe to foresee the future. He cannot be happy and strong until
he too lives with nature in the present, above time."
Integrating various approachs
A third dualism to be overcome is that of mind vs body. They are not
separate, but one. Successful therapy must include both. Another
dualism is of self vs. Ego (Ego is the 'PR' construct of self.)
The technology of Scientology provides useful approaches and
procedures to address some of these dualisms. Individuals using some
of the earlier Route 1 processes in "The Creation of Human Ability"
(L.Ron Hubbard, 1954.) were able to move outside of some dualities for
a time, and become one with the universe. Because they had not fully
dealt with other dualisms, including layers of social and ego
dualistic conditioning, they often didn't sustain this state. However
some remember it longingly.
For a broader understanding of approaches to achieving stable state of
Static, and non dual perception, I highly recommend reading the
paperback books, "The Spectrum of Consciousness" $10.00 and/or "No
Boundary" $13.00 by Ken Wilbur, published by Quest Books. Wilbur does
an outstanding job of putting the various approaches to evolvement and
enlightenment in perspective. Many of these have much to offer, and
various ones deal with different levels of dualism and evolvement.