Volume 4, Issue 8, page 12

-- but they surely reduce the effects of
these aberrations.

These clears also show a marked rise
in confidence and competence. You have to
know them "before" in order to appreciate
this fully. But in every case, they have
greatly extended the range and scope of
their activities. Some of this is easy to
see. But clears also engage in activities
and processes not visible to the average

Another characteristic is accelerated
growth. When a person becomes a clear, he
does not stop and rest on his laurels.
This is not a state of "perfection", an
"end state" in which he knows all, sees
all, is infinitely good and wise, etc. On
the contrary, there is a marked increase
in the rate of his development. It is as
if the elimination of his aberrations
frees him for the first time to realize
how tremendous his potentialities actually are.

There are many characteristics of the
clears now appearing in Synergetic circles, and this description is only partial. But one last point deserves to be
mentioned. These clears are all different. Their uniqueness as individuals
is accentuated, markedly. This was perhaps to be expected. But it is worth
while mentioning, because the way one
clear acts in no way establishes a norm
by which all clears will act. And also:
if you see a clear, don't try to be like
him. If you do, you will be introducing
an artificial aberration, a barrier to
the realization of your own uniqueness.
(This is one of the reasons why clears
prefer not to be identified as such.) Be
yourself; to thine own self be true.

The third question was: "Is being a
clear a desirable way to be?"
That is for the reader to decide.
into this individual, not in condemnation,
but in understanding that he could listen
to 100 tapes -- not with an idea of experiencing, but with an idea of disproving
it. The intention is incorrect, naturally. If you're going to take the trouble
to listen to a tape, or to discuss this
expanded awareness, or, as we call it, Totality, with anyone, you need to do it
with the understanding of "What can I get
out of this? What can I understand from
this?" You may not buy it. That's different. But with the attitude, "Maybe
there's something there. I will keep an
open mind. I will consider it," you may
even experience it. With argument you
won't. You won't even get a toehold.

Many persons came into this work early
in Dianetics, as we all did, after having
tried everything -- psychology, metaphysics,
Christian Science, the works. They all
went a certain way -- for us; helped to a


According to the Ancient Masters, perfection was the state of original man.
Under cosmic law nothing less could come
into being.

Perfection is the state beyond desire,
use, and need. It is whole and complete
in itself -- totality.

Perfection desires nothing, needs
nothing, uses nothing.

Desire creates need, need creates use,
and decline from perfection begins. Modern commercialism spends billions of dollars annually to intensify desire and to
create more desire for more things.

A thing is imperfect in proportion to
its needs. The greater its needs, the
greater its imperfection.

Man sinks from perfection by reason of
(1) desire, which creates (2) need, which
creates (3) use, which creates (4) habit,
which creates (5) body adjustment, which
creates (6) demand, which creates (7)

Man rises from imperfection as he liberates himself from the low level of
self-imposed enslavement.

In his perfect state, man desired
nothing, needed nothing, used nothing,
and was free of enslaving habits .
certain degree. But we realized their
shortcomings, and we wanted to know more.
We studied with Hubbard, and realized he
had something. I knew he didn't have the
whole picture, but was willing to try
what he had. I knew when he came up with
Scientology that he had more -- he had a
better picture