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to cold. He was scientifically tested for allergies but these tests disclosed no allergic
reaction to flowers or pollens. However, ice
water and ice crystals produced a violent
allergic reaction.

No cure could be , prescribed t any of the
examining specialists, except to avoid cold.

The above case is an example of the action of several subconscious "automaticities"
operating simultaneously in a single personality. And whose case history is it? It is your
present author's.

During all these years, the "patient" did
not have the slightest inkling of the subconscious fear that was sending him all over the
earth. Old-style psychoanalysis of every type

So the "patient", being an electronics
communications specialist, and having "found
out the facts" to the extent that the problems
were actually hidden in his own subconscious,
proceeded to invent the Electropsychometer and
put it into the hands, not of specialists, but
of student psychotherapists, who then, with
its aid, and by no other means, were able
gradually to unravel the entire case and bring
into conscious awareness all the data. The
symptoms have vanished.

One reason for disclosing this history is
to emphasize the DANGER of positive-thinking
without exploratory assessment in a search for
misdirected subconscious drives. In the above
case, the "patient" might have used creative
image therapy, during his years of restless
travel, to image up on the conscious level
bigger and better trips to places. The other
side, the subconscious side of the coin, would
of course actually be to develop bigger and
better reasons for getting out of places.

Such blind application of the power of
creative image therapy will only reinforce,
strengthen, and make more devastating the
driving urge of the subconscious factors operating in the personality.

Back in the earlier years of my experimental assessment of cases for purposes of
Electropsychometric research, I had a visitor
who did not look as if she had anything much
wrong with her.

Upon being asked one of our standard
opening questions, "How do you feel about your
name?" she registered a violent surge on the
Electropsychometer. A surge on this particular
question discloses either that the patient for
some reason greatly dislikes his or her name,
or that the name presented to the therapist is
a false one. In this case, the patient did
not offer any statement indicating she disliked her name; on the contrary, she asserted
that she liked it. So this meter surge indicated she had given me a false name.

After a few general remarks, I queried:
"How do you feel about your occupation?" Another violent meter surge. This surge indicated either that she disliked her occupation or
had registered with me a false occupation. She
had stated that she was a professional "shopper" in the clothing trade industry. Since she
had said she liked her work, the meter surge
indicated she had also given me a false statement concerning her occupation. When I accused
her of giving me both a false name and occupation, she put on a big show of affront; in
fact, became almost dramatically hysterical.
"This is all a waste of time," I informed
her. "Your information is completely false,
and on such a basis, there is nothing I can
possibly do for you. There is no charge for
this visit, and you may leave."
She sat up, laughed, and from her handbag
pulled out a police badge. Her real occupation
was that of a female police detective, and she
had been sent out to investigate because of
reports that so many women were coming to my
establishment police had begun to wonder if it
were a front for an "abortion mill". This was
when the Electropsychometer and other scientific goings-on within these premises were as
yet unfamiliar to the neighborhood. Nowadays,
if a flying saucer were to be seen parked on
the lawn, probably no one would be unduly

This policewoman was so intrigued that
she now insisted on a genuine assessment, and
she paid for it, and for several subsequent
consultations -- but the important item in this
case history is disclosure of why she became a
police detective. In analysis, the data came
up that she had suffered a brutal sexual attack when a child. Here was a single major
event, completely occluded, that, along with
some auxiliary factors, caused her to become a
successful police detective, out for rapists
and the like.

The application of positive thinking to
her case, before she had this early data in
conscious awareness, would perhaps only have
caused her to image up bigger and fatter
catches of aberrated male molesters. Upon
finding out whx she was a police detective,
she rapidly lost interest in that line of
work, resigned, and did become a bonafide
clothing-trade shopper, and, soon, a highly
paid designer.
(ED. NOTS -- This is the fifth abridgment
of chapters from Mr. Mathison's new book,
"Creative ~ Therapy", obtainable from the
author at $2.) -e~oAuditing with a Rubber Pillow
ej. IDELLA STONE, 1-45. HDA. B.Scn.. D.&a., ffiG.

A variation of the Hubbardian mechanical
techniques which I have found extremely useful
is the "pillow technique". This can very well
be performed with a feather pillow, but I feel
a good foam rubber pillow is far preferable.

The thetan, according to theory, is always reaching for, hanging on to, and withdrawing from objects, places, persons, etc.
The most harmful of these motions seems to be
the no-motion of hanging on, which translated
into other terms is apathy, trance, boredom,
unforgiveness. (I do not mean that these all
are equivalent to each other, but that they
are gradient scales of, harmonics of, or variations of similarities.)
Looking for a somewhat faster way of running these major motions (or lack of) than
reaching for a doorknob, or the arm of a chair,
I asked a pre-clear to pick up a pillow, hang
on to it, throw it away. The voice of the auditor should vary from time to time, but the
commands do not. After the pre-clear begins
to get the idea, request him in each and every
"hanging on" to put all the postulates and
feeliag of foreverness: "I'll never let go",
etc. Tell hin to hang on for dear life. Then:
"Throw it away". A little later, request him
to feel the picking up; hanging on, and throwing away with every cell of the body -- especially the hanging on. This process I am convinced
can be run for hours with benefit.
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