The first time I ever did "TR-0" I found myself hallucinating after a short while...
In article <33E68E87.3B4D@worldnet.att.net>, Monica says...
>Rev. Dennis Erlich wrote:
>> "Michael Voytinsky" <michaelv@NOSPAM.igs.net> wrote:
>> >The TRs have a different
>> >effect - they screw up your mental processes to a point where critical
>> >thought becomes more difficult.
>> Actually they effect action before thought. The mark no longer
>> reacts 'naturally' to people.
>> >But hypnosis has nothing to do with that.
>> This point could be debated. I would refer you to Elrong's taped
>> lecture "In-Sessionness".
>It most certainly can be debated. Hypnosis has everything to do with
>it. Sorry William, I misattributed Michael's post to you -- I'm finding
>this thread very confusing to follow since I haven't been on ars much
>lately. When someone fixes their eyes on another person (or an object)
>for hours at a time, this will put a person into a hypnotic trance. In
>TR-0, the person is instructed not to think, not to react, to do nothing
>other than just "be there". One of the best-known trance inducing
>techniques is to have a person fix their gaze on something.
I agree with Monica. The first time I ever did "TR-0" I found
myself hallucinating after a short while. I told my "Course Supervisor"
about it, and she explained that I was "seeing mental image pictures"
of my "twin's valences he was mocking up", or that perhaps I was seeing
"pictures of identities he had assumed in previous lifetimes".
This experience was during the time I was doing the "Comm Course",
also called the "Hubbard Apprentice Scientologist Course" (HAS Crse).
This is a so-called "basic course", sold to beginners. I was required
to do the "TRs" the "hard way", which in Scientologyland means without
I sometimes did "TR-0" for up to 2 1/2 hours at a time, with NO
break. I was definitely in a hypnotic state, often VERY disoriented
by 10:30PM, which was the time we were allowed to leave the "courseroom".
The "TRs" are an *essential* part of the indoctrination into Hubbard's
scientific delirium madness cosmology. After a few days of doing "TRs"
the "hard way", I was no longer shedding tears, and I was able to
stare for hours at my twin without blinking. I remember well that I
first believed it to be impossible to stare for hours without blinking,
but since I could not be "passed" on the "training routine" until I
could do it without blinking, I "had to get my 'TR-0 *in*". So I just
continued for days until I no longer blinked or shed a tear.
One evening after course, I walked outside and commented to my
"twin" how sharp and clear everything seemed to be after doing "TRs".
I was told that I had been "out of 'pt' (present time) for a long time"
and that I was getting near to the "EP" (end-phenomena) of the "Training
I know now that I was in a trance state. It was very apparent to
all of my "wog" friends, who had noticed a very sudden change in my
personality and facial expressions, particularly my eyes. Prior to
doing "TRs" I was normal in appearance. Afterwards I had the "Zombie-
like" glaring stare so often commented upon by mere "wogs".
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