From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 7 - August 1992
Answer to Letter
To Elly Poortenaar
From Otto.J.Roos, Holland
Concerning your queries in IVy 6 [page 20] I hope the enclosed notes
[see next page] concerning the Org Board may be of assistance to your
grasp of the Factors.
Before its original publication LRH mentioned the coming Org Board and
what it entailed on several occasions. These talks made it so clear to
me that all the Policy I had studied over the years suddenly fell into
The Org Board also represents the ideal scene of terminals and lines
when handling particles, using energy in space through time; i.e. the
process of -doing,- from which the word -Factor- is derived.
If you also study Webster's for the -full- meaning of the words
"light" and "shine" (which contains the dichotomy "light/shadow", i.e.
the arising of awareness via -differentiation- of particles
perceived), the appearance of the word "light" (and thus "darkness")
may become clearer.
Concerning your second question, about the research behind the OT2
platens, it is not fully clear to me what exactly you want to know.
The initial OT2 research was done by LRH from approx. mid 1965
[started at Saint Hill, Ed.], which work was accompanied and continued
by a few Class VII (in those days the highest classed) research
auditors. John McMaster, then Qual Sec SHUK, was the first in SH
itself. I, then Qual Case Officer SH, was involved in this work from
its start and continued it, as the only Class VII there, under LRH
direct in Las Palmas during the early beginning of the Sea Org.
It was very tough work as, without our knowing it, we (including LRH)
ran it back to front as it came up. I ran all of OT2 three times from
the top down before we had it right, after which I ran all of it twice
right way too.
Some of the platens stemmed from the Goals research days of the 60's
some of them were developed, reviewed, then re-reviewed, etc., as
research went along. Some of the platens, like e.g. the Treasure GPM,
came from direct research in the physical universe. The exact
composition of this last example was tested via an OT Mission LRH sent
me on with a pc and another person. We scouted for treasure in Western
Ireland, E-meter testing location and platen on this pc who had been
found to be hung up in that location and incident, and who gave some
of the contents of the platens when being made to reconfront the old
Not all platens were arrived at in this drastic manner, but this may
give you an idea as to the sources of the contents of this fabulous
I hope this helps you find the answers you want.
All the best,
Otto J. Roos, Holland
(last part of Ottos letter:)
Org Board Plus Factors
DIVISION 7 - EXECUTIVE DIVISION
Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause
was the creation of effect.
In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is -To
DIVISION 1 - COMMUNICATIONS
The first action of beingness is to assume a viewpont.
The second action of beingness is to extend from the viewpoint, points
to view, which are dimension points.
Thus there is space created, for the definition of space is:
viewpoints of dimension.
DIVISION 2 - DISSEMINATION
And the purpose of a dimension point is space and a point of view.
The action of a dimension point is reaching and withdrawing.
And from the viewpoint to the dimension points there are connection
and interchange. Thus new dimension points are made. Thus there is
communication. And thus there is light.
DIVISION 3 - TREASURY
Body And thus there is energy.
And thus there is life.
But there are other viewpoints, and these viewpoints outthrust points
And there comes about an interchange amongst viewpoints; but the
interchange is never otherwise than in terms of exchanging dimension
DIVISION 4 - TECHNICAL
The dimension points can be moved by the viewpoint, for the viewpoint,
in addition to creative ability and consideration, possesses volition
and potential independence of action, and the viewpoint, viewing
dimension points, can change in relation to its own or other dimension
points or viewpoints. Thus come about all the fundamentals there are
The dimension points are, each and every one, whether large or small,
solid. And they are solid solely because the viewpoints say they are
Many dimension points combine into larger gases, fluids or solids.
Thus there is matter. But the most valued point is admiration, and
admiration is so strong its absence alone permits persistence.
DIVISION 5 - QUALIFICATIONS
The dimension point can be different from other dimension points, and
thus can possess an individual quality. And many dimension points can
possess a similar quality, and others can possess a similar quality
unto themselves. Thus comes about the quality of classes of matter.
The viewpont can combine dimension points into forms, and the forms
can be simple or complex, and can be at different distances from the
viewpoints, and so there can be combinations of form. And the forms
are capable of motion, and the viewpoints are capable of motion, and
so there can be motion of forms.
And the opinion of the viewpoint regulates the considerations of the
forms, their stillness or their motion, and these considerations
consist of assignment of beauty or ugliness to the forms, and these
considerations alone are art.
DIVISION 6 - DISTRIBUTION
It is the opinion of the viewpoints that some of these forms should
endure. Thus there is survival.
And the viewpoint can never perish; but the form can perish.
And the many viewpoints, interacting, become dependent upon one
another's forms and do not choose to distinguish completely the
ownership of dimension points, and so comes about a dependency upon
the dimension points, and upon the other viewpoints.
From this comes a consistency of viewpoints of the interaction of
dimension points, and this, regulated, is -Time-.
And there are universes.
From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 8 - September 1992
PS to the Poortenaar Letter (IVy 7)
By Otto J Roos, Holland
An awareness of other important technical data concerning the handling
of a certain type of stuck cases arose as a result of this OT2
The pc concerned was found to be so hung up in (stuck in) a -physical
location- that her solo OT2 auditing had come to a grinding halt, the
platens "didn't seem to work" and she could not be made to progress by
any of the procedures at our disposal at that time.
The data discovered during the Ireland mission was one of the factors
which eventually contributed to the development of the procedure known
as "dating/locating", which was originally tested by LRH on Flag.
Handling the occlusion of the exact time of an occurence usually
deactivates the incident. With the case in question a space shift was
also needed. (-All- the auditing technical reasons why this was so are
now known but this was not the case back then).
The word "shift" is used here to indicate a successful result of
causing a -differentiation- to occur between Now/Then & Here/There.
Attention Units, hitherto stuck elsewhen and elsewhere, are freed and
-shifted- to present time and current space (environment, subject,
The -fixation- of the pc's attention on the past -location- prevented
her OT2 from progressing and any other auditing from taking place.
The space shift successfully handled the situation and was one of the
items which led to the eventual Flag development of date/locate
techniques which, especially for Clears and above, and in the running
of the L's, became indispensable and fully handled the difficulties