In the previous chapter we took a good look at the anti-social personality and the social personality. This is basically "good and evil" as we know it. Pro-survival and Counter-survival if you will. Now, nothing in this world is well understood if we only understand the extremes. Extremes are of course a good starting point but the truth is, that all in this world is only fully understood if we can see the different grades of things between the extremes. That is what the scales in ST are all about. There are grades of affinity, grades of reality and grades of communication. There are grades of awareness and grades of cause and effect. "Absolutes are unobtainable in this universe" according to R. Hubbard. In the same way, there are no absolute good and absolute evil.
When we deal with PTS phenomena and suppressive persons we are dealing with beingness, and we have to use the same principle of "absolutes are unobtainable". But let us for a moment try to look for absolute suppressive. It may be the easiest to get an idea of absolute suppressives in certain totalitarian regimes. Usually a suppressive person, such as a Josef Stalin, Adolph Hitler, Saddam Hussein or whoever, have schemed and murdered their way to the top. Now they are in complete control and should have little to fear. Yet they do. They are apparently living in a constant state of terror. Obviously this isn't completely unfounded. Attempts are made on their lives and only the tightest of security guarantees their continued survival. It has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The dog-eat-dog world they envisioned while rising to power is real and they are the principal character in that world - just as we may assume they thought all along.
When we look at more free societies, as we know them in the West, things are apparently a lot different. Such a person is not at liberty just to murder opponents or rivals or perceived enemies. The whole game of these emotions, fears and hates doesn't go away, however, but become covered up and regulated by society's demands, rules and laws. But unfortunately, the passions may still run strong under the surface.
But even the most absolute suppressive person we can think of will be terrified in some areas and more at ease in others. If you take serial killers of women you know what I am talking about. They are possessed of an evil purpose to do away with all women (or maybe all women with a certain appearance). They may be more at ease in other areas of their lives and able to appear to be normal at first look. You have religious fanatics ready to kill anyone of other faiths, but be quite social when it comes to their own group. You have the mafia characters, such as "Godfather". He was a notorious killer and parasite, but also a great family man.
Crime investigators and so-called profilers, who are trying to predict criminal behavior and characteristics, may have a lot to say about all these things. Historians of different suppressive groups and individuals may have something to say about this as well.
But when we talk about a near absolute suppressive we have an individual motivated by terror and fear and using evil to protect his own survival in many twisted ways. His solution is to damage or ideally kill anybody posing a threat. In society this is usually seen to be done covertly, using the rules and laws in suppressive ways, using 'oversights' and 'mistakes' and using 'everybody knows', using 'duty', using patriotic or religious ideals to fight their wars with, etc., etc.
"Remember that the real suppressive person (SP) was the
one that wove a dangerous environment around the pc. To find that person is
to open up the pc's present time perception or space. It's like pulling
a wrapping of wool off the pc.
A full insight and reliable test is really beyond ST. The subject is more prone to lead to witch hunts and wars than auditing. But you have to realize there are certain groups and individuals you simply should leave alone and actively keep away from. Furthermore, you may have to protect yourself against them as does society against criminals. They are just not out to play your game whatsoever. If you try to help or reform such individuals you are in a war as they are dead against what you are doing. They don't want to receive help or to reform anything about themselves. Sometimes they may pretend so just to come close enough to cause damage.
Our interest in this are the PTS individuals. Here we can do something. They are under the influence of such suppressive persons and groups. They may at times display the characteristics of these. They may use their arguments, display their emotions and dramatize their way of 'solving' problems occasionally. But this is not as a deep felt conviction they are living by, but is a result of the influence the SP individuals and groups have on them. Routinely the PTS person is the visible and noisy one. The SP behind this is invisible but hard at work.
Can't Have- Enforced Have
Doing this is one of the tools of suppression and antagonizing. This is of course also part of any game with two opposing sides. You try to deny the enemy things he wants; and you try to enforce things upon him he doesn't want. In war you would try to deny your enemy of supplies and military help. You would force bullets, hardships, losses and death upon him. When we talk about more subtle means of antagonizing and suppressing this is still at work. It may be right down to the AT denying you the small pleasures in life and force you to accept meaningless things that are disgusting to you. They deny Havingness and enforce unwanted Havingness. The AT will try to do the same with Beingness and Doingness.
Who Can the Auditor Help?
From a practical point of view, here is what we are interested in and what we can do something about with ST. With standard clearing technology you can help people, who are sincerely interested in self betterment. They have to be there on their own free will and have a personal hope and engagement in what you want them to do. To try to handle somebody, who is not there on their own determinism is not something you should get yourself into. People may walk through your front door for auditing. If they are there sincerely to get help you can help them a lot. But the point of the pc being there on his own determinism - and willing to and motivated for receiving help - is an important one.
You may have a parent coming with a child, that has problems, and seeking your help. The first thing you will have to do, before any auditing can be seen to work, is to motivate the child. It can be a simple educational step. Sometimes you need to find something the person really has a personal interest in changing (the person's 'Ruin', something that ruins the pc's life). When you find something like that you can motivate the child effectively to take part actively and of its own free will. Auditing is set up to be a very permissive approach to difficulties in life. You use your knowledge of the mind and difficulties in life to get the pc to basically resolve his own difficulties. It really comes down to the basic formula, called Auditors Trust. You may remember we had to establish a relationship where 'Auditor plus PC is Greater than the PC's Bank' (Auditor+PC> Bank). We could have situations where the auditor, not sticking to the Auditors Code, would work against this. We could get Auditor plus PC's Bank is Greater than The PC (Auditor+Bank>PC).
When we talk PTS and SP this formula is also at work, but in a different way. You have to have enough of a pc there to be able to audit and work with him. If you have a pc completely being his Bank, meaning completely dramatizing its content, you would have Bank+PC> Auditor. There would be no 'Auditor Plus PC' because the pc is there with a completely different purpose than the auditor. In the case of having an Antagonistic Terminal or an SP in the pc chair you will have no success. He will be dead against what you are trying to do and will see you as an opponent or enemy. In the instance where you have a PTS in the pc chair you will have to address his Present Time Problem with the Antagonistic Terminal first and head on or your Auditor+PC>PC's Bank will never be stable enough - let alone the PTP you are ignoring. The above can also be understood in the terms of being In-session. Unless the pc is interested in his own case and willing to talk to the auditor he will not be in-session and auditing is not taking place.
When we take this down to a practical level of delivering auditing we can be more specific. We are doing this activity as a profession or as a worthwhile activity and we want to succeed on as many pc's as possible. We also want to avoid getting into disruptive situations, fights and wars. We want to succeed and make the pc's we take on succeed. So ethics becomes the discipline around auditing and pc's that makes this possible. It becomes the discipline and rules around the activity that ensure success. In this respect it is defined this way:
So here we have self-discipline and applying discipline to your pc's and associates and other people approaching the activity. A good Ethics Officer is a good cop, regulating things with a firm hand and impossible to fool. Tough but just. He points out wrong things the pc is doing in his life and demands him to do practical changes. The pc may not like this at first, of course. But the idea is to get the pc in line so he can be audited. Auditing will make pc stronger and smarter and the pc will realize how to handle things more effectively and smoother on his own as a result of the auditing. So eventually he can put in his own Ethics. The Group Ethics exists to puts enough discipline in to make technology work. You have to send the hostile people away and cut them off. As far as your actual pc's are concerned you will have to handle the hostile influences of such AT's and SP's so auditing can take place. When you have handled that as well as you can, through addressing it in pc's life and have him actually do something about it, you should have enough pc there to be able to audit him. So you audit him with PTS tech. When his PTS condition is handled he can continue on his Grades.
This is the practical side of PTS tech and Ethics. You will have to be able to confront evil in one form or the other and be willing and able to do something practical about it. You have to be able to see things for what they are. Counter-intentions, other-intentions and all. A child sent there by their parents may have no personal interest in auditing and may try to fool you or please you. Get him motivated and educated enough to actually participate honestly. A possible pc may have complete false ideas of what auditing is and what you are trying to do. Get the false data handled and get him educated to be enough there, so Auditor+PC> Greater than the Bank is working for you in session. Auditing is a very permissive activity. That makes it somewhat open to attacks and sabotage. You need a couple of good and knowledgeable cops to keep up security and create a safe enough environment to make it all work.
So of course there are deficiencies, bacteria's and viruses, as well as accidents and injuries. But the strange fact is, that before these took hold or happened the pc went PTS. In other words, the PTS condition sets the person up and predisposes him to illness. If he hadn't been PTS he would have been immune to the bacteria or wouldn't have had his mind on other things or slipped leading to an accident.
Medical doctors, nutritionists and other health professionals talk in a not very clear way about the "stress factor" and that the stress can cause illness and malnutrition. They do not have any real tech regarding "stress"; so they can observe the effects, but can't really do anything about it. Yet they have this nagging suspicion. Doctors of early 1900s used to recommend "Sea air" or "Mountain air" for illnesses they had a hard time to cure. They recommended the patient should travel to such a location to breathe in the fresh air. The change of environment this would include was the little element that had some workability. The patient would, hopefully, key out his PTS condition. Today practicing doctors do recognize "stress" as an important factor in many illnesses and accidents. Well, you could say the PTS tech is the technology of these "stress phenomena".
A person under stress is actually under suppression on one or more of his dynamics. If that suppression is located and the person handles it (handle or disconnect) his condition will be seen to improve suddenly.
If he also handles Engrams, ARC breaks, problems, overts and withholds connected with this and does it on four flows, full recovery is suddenly possible. That is how we handle the "stress factor" in ST.
When we talk about Robotism, we talk about a person that
only operates when given orders. He may crave orders to be under somebody else's
control and avoid own responsibility. This state of affairs can be brought about
by suppression. If the person acts on his own he is severely punished. As a
result of this he 'only does what he is told'. It results in a person with very
low responsibility and a slow and inefficient way of getting things done. The
phenomenon is in the band of 'Other-determinism' and the pc is often seen to be
'Out of valence.' (Also frequent valence shifts can be observed on a PTS person.
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But you should also realize, that a person who has gone clear is now a being with a new view of life and with this comes new hidden standards. Thus finding suppressives on the case can be used at different times up the Grades.
Not knowing one's duties, basic skills and responsibilities can play a role. Ignorance of basics for handling life, such as ARC, the comm cycle, handling a confusion, good manners and other things that will cause the environment to come down on the pc. It can also be personal Out-ethics, which causes the pc to go effect of things and his own mishandled messes in the environment. By teaching such a person the skills of his trade and how to deal with people, pressures and confusions he will become enough cause and enough of a stable terminal so he won't appear PTS any more. Basic training and possibly "Way to Happiness" auditing (on Level 4) are suggested actions.
BPC and PTS