- Implant (Scientology)
Scientology, an implant is similar to an engram in that it is believed to condition the mindin a certain way. The difference is that an implant is done deliberately and with evil intent. It is similar to Thought insertion. It is "an intentional installation of fixed ideas, contra-survival to the thetan". [ Hubbard, L. Ron "Scientology Definitions II", 6612C06, SH Spec 83, 1966. ]
The intention in the original engram or incident is to implant an idea or emotion or sensation, regarding some person, place, or thing, etc. The intention in
Scientologyand Dianeticsis to erase the compulsive or command effect of the idea, emotion, sensation, etc. so that the person can make a rational judgment and decision in the affected areas of life.
Scientology practices often have to do with addressing implants taking place prior to the current lifetime — one of the most notable is the large "R6 implant", said to have been placed in the human mind 75,000,000 years ago by
Xenu— but in some cases current life implants are addressed. Examples of implants according to Scientology include Aversion therapy, Electroconvulsive therapy, hypnosis, various attempts at brainwashing, and the inducing of fear and/or terror. Note that this is not a complete list, as many kinds of incidents can include implants as an element.
Other important implants in Scientology doctrine include the
Helatrobusimplants, which Hubbard claimed occurred 382 trillion years ago to 52 trillion years ago by an alien nation called the Helatrobans. As the story goes, the Helatrobans were motivated by a fear of free thetansand sought to restrain them by capturing and brainwashing thetans in order to weaken them. These implants are said to linger in the subconscious minds of humans today, and are said to be responsible for the concept of Heaven.
Space opera in Scientology scripture
Note: HCOB refers to "Hubbard Communications Office Bulletins", HCOPL refers to "Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letters", and SHSBC refers to "Saint Hill Special Briefing Courses". All have been made publicly available by the Church of Scientology in the past, both as individual documents or in bound volumes.
Lectures by Hubbard
*"The Helatrobus Implants",
21 May 1963
*"State of OT",
23 May 1963
3 October 1968, #10 in the Class VIII series. (Audio extracts - [http://www.xenu.net/archive/multimedia.html] )
*SHSBC tapes 266, 268 and 272,
* "Aircraft Door Goals", HCOB
April 17, 1963
* [http://www.gerryarmstrong.org/50grand/cult/hcob-1963-05-11-routine-3-heaven-ex.html "Heaven"] , HCOB
May 11 1963(no longer published by the Church of Scientology)
*"Routine 3N: Line Plots", HCOB
14 July 1963
*"Routine 3N - The Train GPMs - The Marcab Between Lives Implants", HCOB
24 August 1963
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