HOW TO APPROACH THE TECHNOLOGY OF ESPERIANISM
AND WHAT NOT TO DO
By Bodhi Warren
This post expresses why having to know all about something before acting equates to never acting.
Anyone who has to understand all the materials before they embark on processing likely may never make much bridge progress.
It is more beneficial to have some understanding and run with it before one has complete understanding.
This is encompassed in the phrase KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. If one has to know before they go, they may never go.
If one has to know all about a process before they can run it, they are lost in a world of think and never actually look. Looking is the senior activity and is accomplished in session.
Complete knowingness is gained by running a process; so one may as well just get started on the process. The way to go about Ron’s tech is to allow the processes help establish a knowingness; not by thinking about it or talking about it, and the goal is to get in sessions.
“You get some guy who’s on a figure, figure, figure, figure, figure, figure, figure, figure basis and, boy, he’ll have to understand before he is. He has to think about it before he can be, and so he never gets his chance to be, he always thinks about it. …There’s too many good men who are stuck in ‘have to know before you go’. They have to see in their minds before they can look. And the more they see in their minds, the less they look, and there they go.” 5310C03
Think is observation on a via (outside of sessions) and is secondary to a direct observation (in sessions).
“thus, observation by via, I’m merely pointing out to you, is terribly inaccurate. Terribly inaccurate. … All of that data added up to just this one datum: observation on a via. … And the next thing you know, you would have somebody totally (quote) “educated” (unquote) who was not able to observe but who was totally dependent for his observations on something else.” 5802C03
“People are always logical about something. Let me call that to your attention. If they are logical about something, then the logic itself must be a substitute for the thing. The more logical a person gets, really, the less he has of it.
Now, let’s be a little bit more definitive here; let’s be a little bit more definitive. We see a wall, and if we can’t have the wall, we get logical about it. You got that? If we can’t have the wall, we get logical about it. We get (quote) “reasonable” (unquote). In other words, we substitute a lot of figure-figure for the thing, and that is what we call figure-figure:
It’s a substitution of a bunch of things for the thing, you see? And that is figure-figure. All figure-figure is, is substitute, substitute, substitute, substitute.
Somebody goes down here, it’s a nice day, he wants to have a picnic. There’s no place to have a picnic. Why? The mound he sees is the Civil War mound of the Battle of Manassas. …It’s an historical area which was used in the Battle of Manassas. …
Now, this gets absolutely ridiculous; this can get to a fantastic degree. He won’t go down to that area until he reads the total history of the Battle of Manassas. Got the idea? See, we’re just drifting off that much further now. And we get this one: ‘you have to know before you go,’ which is followed by never going. ‘You have to know before you go’: that is really the death knell of all adventure.” 5701C14
LRH talks about this in depth and discusses why this mechanism is the phenomena of entrapment in the physical universe; the basis of which is not looking. One wants to travel on an adventure and yet studies guide books over and over and never actually goes on an adventure.
In Esperianism “you don’t have to know before you go” 5407C05
Take LRH’s advice on the Ideal – Tone Scale 20.0 ACTION (closely associated with 22.0 GAMES).
Esperianism is an adventure, as with Dianetics, “You are beginning an adventure. Treat it as an adventure. And may you never be the same again.”
And so the way to approach Ron’s new tech is simple:
Take it and run with it; as this is how an adventure begins.