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Black Fives/"Seeing" Pictures/Facsimiles

The following is a note I put into a little e-mail group to whom I am sending out weekly chapters of the book Dianetics '55! and inviting comments:

Further Ant comment on last weeks chapter of Dianetics '55:

"Life, the awareness of awareness unit, the ability to have unlimited quality with no quantity, or to produce quantity, is capable of communication".

Another thought has occurred to me on this. Although there was reference to the awareness of awareness unit, which seems to me to have the implication of the use of all senses (and someplace Ron has listed something like 60 different senses) Scientology has concentrated on sight. This caused me problems, because I "could not see pictures" and thus was labelled as a "Black Five" with resulting painful efforts to cure my black case (and invalidation, since case five was regarded as a very low-level case :-( ). Also, in about 1957, I considered that I could not become Clear because the Clear Procedure at that time (Help and Step Six) required someone to mockup objects and I "could'nt" mockup.

This is seen in engram running commands where the preclear is asked, after having run through an incident, "what did you see!" (Or something like that.) I would suggest when a preclear has run through an incident it will be more valid (and kind!) to ask: "What were you aware of?"

One of the people receiving these weekly chapters of Dianetics' 55! commented: "Ant, this is a most incredibly astounding cog you have had!!!! This alone could completely revolutionize auditing!! So true, and as Ron says when he's describing the Know to Mystery scale, that Look is below Know, and in so many words actually not that important or not always valid, because it could actually be something the persons just mocking up and not really there or True because it's below Knowingness where the person just knows something without having to actually see it. Might I add further that the word "see" doesn't always mean see visually. Per the Oxford Pocket Dictionary of Current English, which is the dictionary Google uses, the word see means [1st definition omitted]:
  1. 1. perceive with the eyes; discern visually. "in the distance she could see the blue sea" synonyms:discern, spot, notice, catch sight of, glimpse, catch/get a glimpse of, make out, pick out, spy, distinguish, detect, perceive, note; informallay/set eyes on; literarybehold,descry, espy"he saw her running across the road"
    • be or become aware of something from observation or from a written or other visual source. "I see from your appraisal report that you have asked for training"
    • be a spectator of (a film, game, or other entertainment); watch. "I went to see King Lear at the Old Vic" synonyms:watch, look at, view; catch"I saw a documentary about it last week"
    • visit (a place) for the first time. "see Alaska in style"
    • refer to (a specified source) for further information (used as a direction in a text). "elements are usually classified as metals or non-metals (see chapter 11)"
    • experience or witness (an event or situation). "I shall not live to see it"
    • be the time or setting of (something). "the 1970s saw the beginning of a technological revolution"
    • observe without being able to affect. "they see their rights being taken away"
    • find good or attractive qualities in (someone). "I don't know what I see in you" 

  • 2. discern or deduce mentally after reflection or from information; understand. "I can't see any other way to treat it"
    • ascertain after inquiring, considering, or discovering an outcome. "I'll go along to the club and see if I can get a game" synonyms:find out, discover, learn, ascertain, determine, establish"I must go and see what Victor is up to"
    • regard in a specified way. "he saw himself as a good teacher"
    • foresee; view or predict as a possibility. "I can't see him earning any more anywhere else" synonyms:foresee, predict, forecast, prophesy, anticipate, envisage, picture, visualize"I see trouble ahead"
    • used to ascertain or express comprehension, agreement, or continued attention, or to emphasize that an earlier prediction was correct. "it has to be the answer, don't you see?"