Now and then it is necessary to audit out the last session or an auditing session.
One does this by using Narrative R3RA… wording when asking the pc to go earlier. One asks for an earlier similar incident. “Is there an earlier similar incident?” A session, when audited, does not always erase. Instead it has become part of a chain. Therefore one has to run Narrative R3RA on it and get an earlier similar incident.
The chain may go back vast amounts of time.
Whereas the pc may only have been in Scientology 3 days, before Scientology there were other types of “sessions” such as psychoanalysis. And before that, in Rome and Greece, dream therapy in which one was “visited by a god.” And before that — well, the chain can have a very far back basic. One does not of course suggest ever what the earlier incident may be. There is no telling what the pc may confuse with a session.
If one asked the pc to “locate an earlier incident with a similar feeling” one would be on another chain entirely. Hence one asks, simply, “Is there an earlier similar incident?” when running a session out.
Running a session out has the liability that one is running a narrative chain, a similar experience rather than a similar somatic.
One of the major 1969 breakthroughs was that chains are held together mainly by somatics. The body condition or somatic is what keeps the chain in association.
One does of course run “narrative incidents” by which one means similar experiences. (See HCOB 25 June 78, New Era Dianetics Series 8, Dianetics, Beginning A Pc On.) “Locate an earlier time your mother spanked you.” “Locate an earlier wreck.” These will run and erase but they must be done properly. This is by running the incident over and over to erasure, asking after each run through for earlier beginning, and only going earlier similar if it starts to grind badly. Running only narrative incidents is what made early Dianetics run up such fabulous numbers of hours in processing.
The commands for running narrative incidents and further data on running narratives are to be found in HCOB 26 June 1978 Issue II, New Era Dianetics Series 6, Routine 3ra Engram Running By Chains.
Somatic chains go quickly to basic and are the important chains.
Thus when we erase a chain of sessions we sometimes run into a very long session. Sometimes the TA goes up to 4 or 5 (particularly if the auditor grinds). Using a wrong go-earlier command is a primary reason for trouble.
Usually if you ask simply for an earlier beginning or an earlier similar incident the pc goes back to something that will erase and it blows.
But remember, asking for similar types of experience can… get very long and erasure may not occur for some time.
Running out sessions can be a worthwhile action,… but the best thing to do is goof no assessments or sessions in the first place.