From International Viewpoints (IVy) Issue 11 - April 1993
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Essays by Funch

Reviewed by Leonard M. Dunn, England

Flemming Funch: Technical Essays 1-85 (1)

This is not a work to be reviewed by normal book standards since,
as the author wrote in his letter to me, 'In these essays I am
sort of more thinking aloud and also changing my mind along the way,
which is kind of messy. I only put it in book form to make it easier
to copy for people who asked for it'.

It deals with the basics of Scientology as originally propounded by
LRH, but expands them and converts them into practical applications
in the form of new and workable processes. The scope is wider than
anything I have previously encountered, since it handles all four
levels of beingness: Human, Thetan, Static, and Infinity (known to
some as Source).

He provides charts of clearing and training levels at the beginning
of the work, and there are charts and diagrams throughout to
his material.

This is not a work for those who are confined to set opinions and
whose processing is only in the terms of LRH and the CofS. It is
to be enjoyed for its mental stimulation by those who have minds of
their own. A friend of mine, whilst reading part of it, told me: 'This
is what you have been telling me for months, and I am just beginning
to understand it'. This shows that the author puts over things
more clearly than I do - and I will go along with that. He is
very understandable.

This work covers such a large field that I will take only one example
from the many available. He is greatly concerned with the concept
of Polarity, and, in regard to the many triangles of Scientology (he
calls them triads), he puts over the idea that the two corners of
the base of the triangle represent the positive and negative terminals
of the subject whilst the apex indicates the flow that has been
by the terminals. Thus, in BDH, Be is the positive terminal, Have
is the negative, so that Do is the flow created by them. The terminals
should be regarded in their electrical implications, not as good and
bad. I have already found the process derived from this to be very

It was very interesting for me to read that his manner of auditing
was in many ways similar to that which I use, having done so by
feelings that these are the ways to work for me. To have my ideas
confirmed by one with much greater practical experience than myself
was very validating.

On reading the essays, I often found that what he says is really quite
obvious. So why didn't I think of it myself?

I can only summarise by saying that I found this the most stimulating
and exciting work since I read LRH back in the 50s. If the work is
put out in book form, an index would be very desirable. As it is,
there is a list of contents at the beginning. This is a work more
suited to study and contemplation than casual reading.

(1)This review is
on Volume one. Flemming has just produced volume 2. The books can
be obtained direct from Flemming Volume one  for $50, Volume Two for
$40, or $80 for both volumes. These prices include Airmail postage.
The Address is: The Clearing Institute, 1147, E. Broadway, #118,
CA 91205 USA, Scandinavien readers may be interested to know that
a translation to Danish of Essay #1 appears in Uafhngige Synspunkter,
M21, March 1993. ED

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