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ENGLISH DOCS FOR THIS DATE- Experimental Arrangement of Level One (OB-12) - OB560110

1 Brunswick House,
83 Palace Gardens Terrace, London, W. 8.
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10 January 1956
Level One


  1. Establish the auditor.
  2. Establish the preclear.
  3. Establish session environment.
  4. Establish that a session is in progress.
  5. Check for present time problem. If problem is holding preclear’s attention, use command “Invent problem of comparable magnitude”. Continue this until preclear has his attention off the problem.
  6. If no present time problem, or level (e) successfully achieved, then command “What would change you?” alternate “What would leave you unchanged?” This process is essential to use on pc who is waiting to be changed by auditor.
  7. “Invent a lie about (indicated object).” Do this until it is flat. Process must not be done using same object over and over. Best done ambulatory.
  8. “Something you could reach” alternate “Something body doesn’t have to reach”. Run this until pc is quite aware that he can reach without using effort on his body. This process is essential before level (i) is attempted.
  9. Command “Place a thought in (indicated object).” Run this flat as with all in this level. “Assign an intention to (indicated object).” Then, “Assign an evil intention to (indicated object).” Then, “In (indicated object) assign an intention towards your body.” Then, “In (indicated object) assign an evil intention towards your body.” With these latter we are preparing the pc for body motivators.
  10. “Have (indicated object) tell you a lie.” This process is not essential but can only be done readily when this point is reached.
  11. Body motivators. Subjective on weakest universe. Use this process on mockups of weak universes. Facsimiles, etc, will show up; when they do, use this process on them. Command “Consider that sole intention ofis to kill your body.”
  12. “Invent a horrible fate for yourself” alternate “Invent a horrible fate for your body.”
  13. If pc still has psychosomatics or problems in general with specific terminals then “Invent a problem that could be to you.” In put only terminals and not conditions.
  14. “Orders you are willing to receive.” Run this flat and then, “What would obey you?” Alternative step to this SOP 8-C Opening Procedure Step A.

The above arrangement of processes for Level One of SLP Issue 7 was accomplished by the HASI London director of processing and registrar, Dr. Ann Walker, and London HASI director of training, Dr. Dennis Stephens in collusion with myself. The arrangement resulted from experimentation with preclears being processed by staff auditors and by the use of the processes by students. It will be seen that these steps arepreparatory to spotting as in Waterloo Station. The most interesting fact here is that these processes have been empirically derived. Out of the large number of processes used on low level cases it has been discovered that these processes each one have been responsible for starting one or more hitherto impossible cases. Similarly, the old ladder of processes, Six Basic Processes, was similarly arranged, which is to say empirically. The original Six Basic Processes were compiled from a number of processes and were adopted when it was discovered that each one of the Six Basics had been responsible for solving one or more difficult cases, and were always responsible, one or more of them, in the progress of any case. It will be found that the arranged order of the above steps leads a preclear into the acquisition of various abilities he will need in order to run higher levels of processes.

This is not necessarily the final arrangement which will become SLP Issue 8 but it is the Level One series order which is to be used now on preclears coming in for staff auditing. This arrangement has already broken one famous case, and, in view of the fact that at this writing the arrangement is not forty-eight hours old, presages a very happy future for it. Additional adjustments and steps will undoubtedly be made, as experience is gained.

What we are watching here with Six Levels of Processing is the evolution of a new ladder. Six Basic Processes were standard for so long that this period of change of processes probably seems upsetting to many auditors, as though we are unsure of what we are doing. We are sure of what we are doing, but some preclears aren’t sure of what they are doing. It is our goal in Six Levels of Processing to pick up any and all cases, even the psychotics, and start them in and move them on without specialties or exceptions. Our success with any one of these processes has been pronounced in each of several cases.

The important thing to know about Level One of SLP Issue 7 is that it is “run to cognition”. The primary fault field auditors have had in using the Six Levels of Processing is that they have tried to run each and every part of old SLP 5 until it is entirely completely crushed flat, eradicated, flattened, and wiped out with the preclear. This is not an optimum thing to do with processing. As Dr. John Sanborn has noticed, a process will run flat, and then will unflatten and then run flat again and unflatten almost infinitely. A preclear is thereby “stuck” by the auditor, not that the preclear is actually stuck on the track, but he is stuck on the ladder of processing because the auditor isn’t advancing up the ladder. The way one overcomes this is to change the process when the preclear has a cognition. When the preclear has actually gained a new understanding of what he himself or life is all about, the auditor takes that point to throw in a communication bridge and change the process. This is the essence of running such a process as any of those found in Level One. One might say the first basic cognition of the preclear is that an auditor is present, but auditors have a tendency to go over this point every time with the preclear when it is entirely obvious that the preclear cognited before he started for his session appointment that an auditor would be there. In other words, a cognition has already taken place on this point and need not be further stressed. It is a waste of time, in other words, to ask the preclear if an auditor is present. It is quite obvious that the preclear knows this. Of course the little formula of “is an auditor here, etc” furnishes some chitchat for an auditor who has nothing else to talk about, but is really not vital. Here we have a necessary cognition before the session can continue beyond the point. It is very often the case that the auditor fails to recognize the fact that the preclear has had a cognition and if he does recognize it tends to invalidate the cognition by asking the preclear if he is very sure now that he knows that or some such thing.

I will be very happy to receive any results which might accrue from the use of the above arrangement of Level One of SLP Issue 7.


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Axiom 55. The cycle of action is a consideration. Create-change-destroy, the cycle of action accepted by the GE, is only a consideration which can be changed by the thetan making a new consideration of different action cycles.