CCHs 0 to 13 are steps in exercising the preclear’s ability to be able to do CCH 14 which is Then and Now Solids. They are a gradient scale of exercises to eliminate all his wrong conceptions and to clear out of the way those considerations which aberrated him into having that unknown, hidden and compulsive game of which he was at the mercy.
The preclear must be in control of his body and environment. He must be able to keep things from going away (especially mock-ups and facsimiles), hold them still and, most important of all, make them a little more solid. We say “more solid” for it invalidates the present solidity of whatever the preclear mocked up or touched if we say “make it solid.”
The process is run in the following manner with these commands: “Get a picture — and make it a little more solid.” “Thank you.” “Look at that (auditor indicates object) — and make it a little more solid.” “Thank you.”
“The commands are given with a tiny pause between the first and second phrase, as it will be found that the glance of the preclear at the object tends to give him the impression that he has already made it a little more solid before the auditor gives the command if this auditing command is broken into two commands. “ (“The Student Manual” by L. Ron Hubbard.)
The command says get a “picture” and the auditor must explain to the preclear, if he doesn’t already know, the difference between facsimiles, dub-ins and mock-ups. We must make sure that he gets a picture (facsimile).
This process combines subjectivity and objectivity (introversion and extroversion) in the preclear’s universe and the MEST universe. It handles time. He will have to go into the past in order to get the picture and then come up into the present by making a specific indicated object a little more solid. Its whole goal is to straighten out the preclear’s time track, to clear up his reactive bank and disclose his Service Facsimile and Life Computation (and even whole track computations which make him act in a certain manner life after life). It will enable the preclear to handle time and get rid of all the unwanted facsimiles, for by viewing them and making these a little more solid
he will get the restimulative facsimiles under his control. He will then be able to handle in its totality the whole reactive mind.
To impress its importance, here is a direct quotation from “The Student Manual”: “HISTORY: Developed from Over and Under Solids, which was developed by L. Ron Hubbard in late 1955 and improved by him in 1956. The process more or less completes the work begun on the reactive mind in 1947. It will be noted that many earlier processes and effects are woven into Then and Now Solids. “
The auditor running this process must be capable of handling any emotional situation, however startling and unexpected it might be, with great smoothness and ease. Facsimiles will stand out unexpectedly; the preclear will get sudden somatics and past life enemies will be there in front of his body in metrocolor and three dimensions. He will run up and down that tone scale, dramatize anger or pain to such a degree that the auditor who has not been run on High School Indoc or Hi Hi Indoc might get the scare of his life and take off, leaving the preclear in a spin.
Then and Now Solids demonstrates in its application all that is written in Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and A History of Man. It takes into account the basic theory and elements of both Scientology and Dianetics, and only the expert can handle this process well.
Nowhere along the line is the auditor allowed to move from the commands of the process, since it is Tone 40. It does not mean that the auditor must not communicate with the preclear. Indeed, it is most necessary at times, but he must keep the original intention of the process in mind at all times and gently but firmly steer the preclear back on to the route he is leading. The process MUST be run EXACTLY as given.
It is not advised that any book auditor or beginner use this process, for the session will most certainly go out of control if Tone 40 and the TRAININGS (see “The Student Manual”)* are not clearly understood and applied.
This process acts quickly if it is real to the preclear. If these facsimiles do not sometimes stand out with alarming clarity he is not running the process. It should not be run for hours and hours without a break. One can always run it to a flat point and then return to the beginning of Procedure CCH and flatten each command, which by now will take a comparatively short period.
It is not necessary for the preclear to tell the auditor each time what the facsimile was that he found, but it is advisable that the auditor check now and again to see that the preclear is doing it properly. It should be run non-specifically.
The auditor will notice that the preclear will go further and further into the past and then come up nearer and nearer to present time and eventually, after many of the cycles are completed, come wholly into present time.
There are a few developments from Then and Now Solids which can be used on valences, for example. If the preclear has trouble with mother, have him “Get a picture of mother — and make it a little more solid.” Then have him “Notice (an indicated object or wall) — and make it a little more solid.” (It must remain THEN and NOW solids alternately throughout the whole session.)
Should the auditor suspect that the preclear is stuck in a past life or has recurring facsimiles of past lives during processing, have him get the pictures, make them a little more solid and then make something in present time a little more solid. It will blow. The same procedure applies for any troubles the preclear has regarding men, women, children or other parts of the dynamics.
[* See HCO B 11 June 1957, Training and CCH Processes. “The Student Manual” is unavailable.]
LRH told an HGC auditor to clear the valences with Then and Now Solids, then the preclear’s own body, and after that to return to general non-specific Then and Now.
CCH 14 is the fastest and most effective process in Scientology if the earlier steps are well accomplished, but it stirs up so much motion and emotion that the auditor better be fully trained before he attempts to run it on an innocent preclear.
The CCH numbers in the preceding PABs and on this chart do not necessarily coincide with that of “The Student Manual” by L. Ron Hubbard, but is a procedure which LRH gave HGC staff auditors. The numbers by which they are known will be published in “The Student Manual” or may be obtained from the central organizations.