By Jim Logan

The other day I went back to study up on the experiments done in the late 19th Century on “Black Box Radiation”.  A Black Box being a theoretical absorber of all light, so it’s “black”.  The experiments with this device made up of an enclosed chamber that then had various elements heated up to various temperatures and being heated would glow at various colors, led to the laying out of the Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation.  There is “visible” radiation, the color spectrum of what the eyes are made up to perceive, and the spectrum above and below that narrow range. (See the List of Perceptics in Scientology materials for other senses of other parts of the spectrum.

The mechanics of this; the absorption of certain types of energy and the radiation of certain types,  the “reach and withdraw” so to speak of these little bits of stuff, these particles of energy,  led to the discovery that the interchanges between various particles was done in discrete packages apparently.  When something took in energy to its atomic structure, it took it in specific quantities, like 1 or 2, and not in 1.5s or almost 2s.  These quantities were referred to as “quanta” or “quantum” as a singular.

The study of these interactions is the subject of “quantum mechanics” – “quantum theory”.

One datum that leapt out in this particular instance of tackling this erudite/mathspeak topic, was that ANY MEST object, any “something” radiates something.  The only thing that THEORETICALLY will not radiate is something at Minus 273 degrees on the Kelvin scale of temperature, and in this universe, there is no such thing.  ALL things absorb and radiate.  All things interchange particles.  Nothing in the MEST universe is so freakin’ cold (the idea of the Absolute Zero in temperatures), it doesn’t move and thus give off some radiation/heat.

The range of interchanges is described by the motion types of the particles, that is the “wavelength” and “frequency” of motion.  Wavelength is a graphic description of the vibrations.  You can draw out a picture of the motion going from a starting point, increasing and then hitting a peak of motion one way, then reversing direction in its oscillation, going all the way back.  This is the “wave” graph.  Its frequency is the number of time each second it does this oscillating.  The shorter the wave, the quicker its frequency.

 What about thought?  What wavelength is it? Is it restrained as are all other wavelengths in modern science, by the Speed of Light?  Does the Spectrum of Electromagnetic Radiation cover ALL interchanged energy particles?

 In Scientology 8-80, L. Ron Hubbard describes wavelengths beyond the accepted scales and descriptions, and well into the area of thought, reason, and even aesthetics.  In fact, one of the most important assumption points of the subject of Scientology, includes the definition of an attainable “zero” mentioned above, that of a Static, without wavelength, but with capability.  A “nothing” that is not a “something”.  A source.  A prime mover, unmoved.

 He also describes how this Static can be relatively static, and the fact that thought, reason, and the very tiniest of motions, can interact, to absorb and resonate at frequencies, and radiate as well.  They “reach and withdraw” at frequencies that are completely outside the modern descriptions of spectra, and seem to do so at speeds nearly “instantaneous” providing a rich area of study for all theories of modern science.

 Through auditing, study and application of Scientology techniques, and the underlying Axioms that the subject is based on, one can experience these myriad phenomena.

 In fact, one can attain a level of awareness and knowledge, responsibility and control of an incredible spectrum of interchange.  Far beyond what is considered “real”.  Maybe even arrive at states of being, doing and having, that are as light as can be, and still exist in the game of life, or as solid as the most compacted energy that you’d find.  There are wavelengths and frequencies of motion so long on the one hand that you’d hardly describe them as moving, and frequencies so slow on the other that you’d hardly perceive any time passing they are so stuck.

 L. Ron Hubbard’s discovery and description of the Zero (so long theorized, so long missed by so many, in the Axioms of Scientology), and his subsequent validation of this assumption point in Scientology, the Static, is perhaps the most important discovery and description that exists.  It is the Source. 

The rest, what we as Sources, are up to, in this wild and wooly time we create in a range of motion, includes all sorts of phenomena that is there, ready to be played. And indeed, is in play and makes up the whole game we “see”.  


Ingrid Smith
+1 # Ingrid Smith 2013-04-20 00:47
Wow Jim, thank you for such a succinct, well worded description of quantum mechanics. And then reminding us that the Static is source.
I feel I am experiencing these myriad phenomena more and more especially as I audit on Solo NOTs.I like "that are as light as can be, and still exist in the game of life"
Serge Haroche
# Serge Haroche 2013-04-20 07:51
I am interested in knowing a little more about the particles of energy you mention. Would you please cite the reference material used in the research of this aspect of your post.
Jim Logan
# Jim Logan 2013-04-21 04:15
Look at "black box radiation" on the internet, encyclopedias, texts etc.,(you can see Planck's work with this issue among others) and the Scn material I'm referring to is in Scientology 8-80 and the taped lectures of that time period related to that book.
+1 # Maurice 2013-04-20 09:20
Great post, Jim. One of the first things I was shown when I first walked into a Scn org was a small booklet called "Axioms and Logics" (long out of print but still in my collection). When I saw the first axiom, "Life is basically a Static" I knew I was in the right place. For the first time I was able to put a name to something I had experienced (briefly) 6 months before.
David Cooke
+1 # David Cooke 2013-04-20 09:52
Thanks Jim, for this statement of one of the biggest fundamentals.

LRH said that one of his major achievements was the discovery of true zero and its differentiation from infinity: infinity and zero are both statics, but they differ in sign (rather like +1 and -1). The concept of a static has been around for a long time, for example Nagārjuna and other Mahayana Buddhist philosophers. But it didn't catch on with many people; as we know, "conceiving a static" is a rough process that eats up havingness!
Jim Logan
# Jim Logan 2013-04-23 17:36
My first conception of a static was on a thorough TRs course done at Flag in early 76.

Getting through all the other things going on, and just me being there, comfortably doing nothing for some hours utterly, and completely and literally "blew me out".

I think a well run and to results TRs 0-IV does more to achieve the freeing from "ego", from all that "something" that isn't nothing, than any other single thing you could do. It sure did for me anyway.

I did go ext on CCHs, Op Pro by Dup and even a Dianetics session but on OT and TRO, I found an ability to causitively quiet all the noise and just be - relatively static, and that has been a stable ever since. I sure would want others to have similar gains :-)
Scott Campbell
-1 # Scott Campbell 2013-04-21 01:26
Right on, Jimmy. Quantum basically means "How much?" and so defines the basic criterion of our physical universe.

It's interesting that specific quantities are added to or subtracted from atomic structures. This makes sense in that something cannot become something different by fractions. It will only become stably different by whole numbers. This points to a specific protocol that must be agreed upon in order for MEST to objectively exist in this universe.

Who ever thought that a bunch of boxes containing no space could be so interesting that we would be enthralled to it for untold millenia!
Jim Logan
+1 # Jim Logan 2013-04-21 18:32
It was Planck that came up with that explanation of the energy interchanges at discrete levels, in order to sort out the way the frequency spectrum was "rolled off" (had a deep fall off) at high levels. His work out of the energy being in proportion to the frequency of the interchanged radiation (absorbing on the one part of the cycle, and radiating on the other, the "reach and withdraw" of these particles)and the idea of integral multiples of that interchange was the idea of "quanta" or "how much". Einstein subsequently showed the same thing with his work on the "photoelectric" effect.

Harmonics, integral multiples of frequencies, and the idea of resonance at some frequencies being easier to do for these li'l bitty things, and harder to exchange at others, gave Planck a solution to the question of howcome in the black box there was a "roll off" at higher levels (ultraviolet and above) when the predictions made at the time were that it shouldn't do that. It should go on and on. Well, it didn't and his thoery as to why it didn't was a major breakthrough on atomic and nuclear energy interchanges.

LRH on the other hand, took this material and wondered "what is the wavelength and frequency of thought" and from there went to discover the Static.
Scott Campbell
# Scott Campbell 2013-04-21 23:36

You are the "node" in my standing wave!
+1 # Espiritu 2013-04-21 01:56
What a great post. Scientology 8-80 is a great book that I don't think many Scientologists have actually studied. I highly recommend it. One can actually STUDY it now because there is no course sup is breathing down one's neck for a "completion". :-) And it is eye-opening to do so.
One can discover "God" by reading this book. It is the basis of LHR's Theta-MEST Theory.
In my opinion Ron qualifies as a mathematical genius just for duplicating the concept of zero and communicating it. Once I heard of a college mathematics professor who was teaching his students that it was impossible to divide by zero. Based on what I had learned from LRH about the nature of zero I said to him, "Sure you can, and in all cases the answer is infinity". ...He started to say "No, no, no.", but then his eyes opened wide and he said, "Wait a minute. You're right! How did you know that? I never heard anyone say that before!"
He thought I was a genius. But it was LRH. :-)
+1 # Sparks 2013-04-21 14:45
What a delightful read.

Hence, L. Ron Hubbard's definition of a thetan: "having no mass, no wave-length, no energy, no measurable qualities and no time or location in space."

And even interester ;) -- on the quantum scale (i.e., 'quanta', the very fabric of what appears as solid Reality) objects and events can exist as mere potentialities until observed (by whom? guess who? the Static, or thetan...or Zero but don't call the simple guy that ;-)). When observed, the wavelength collapses into a (more solid) particle.

Hey this was a cool ride! ->
There are wavelengths and frequencies of motion so long on the one hand that you’d hardly describe them as moving, and frequencies so slow on the other that you’d hardly perceive any time passing they are so stuck.
+1 # Sparks 2013-04-21 14:50
Absolute zero. "...having no mass, no wave-length, no energy, no measurable qualities and no time or location in space."

L. Ron Hubbard was right on it, and Scientology as a practice is an excellent way to approach fathoming many of these things that even physicists admit they don't understand. It's really not the inverse, i.e., one does not need quantum mechanics to understand Scientology. Rather, the inverse is true: Scientology, without even knowing anything about physics, gives the best workout because suddenly...POP...there you are.

Rather than parroting information or chewing on significance, the as-isness is happening and one can observe what is called the field of quantum mechanics.
Ingrid Smith
+1 # Ingrid Smith 2013-04-21 16:59
Sparks-so true!!! Imagine what would happen to the sciences if they really knew about the static!
+1 # Espiritu 2013-04-22 00:20
Spot on. Scientology Axions really do contain some basics which can greatly enhance understanding quantum physics. Sometime in the last year or so I read in the magazine, Scientific American, where a sizable minority of physicists now feel that logically the most likely origin of the physical universe is from a "source" that is not part of or connected to the physical universe.
It is amazing that LRH wrote the Scientology Axioms in the 1950's or '60s.
# george 2013-04-22 01:18
There is also entanglement in Quantum Physics where scientists have proven one particle in the universe can affect another particle in the universe but scientists can find no connection between the 2 particles, they have no idea how the 2 are connected.
It reminded me of LRHs description of the dual universe and could also explain the opposite vector of the physical universe (from the PDCs)to a postulate made.
A smart scientist studying and applying LRHs basic texts could make a giant leap in science.
theo sismanides
+1 # theo sismanides 2013-04-22 03:06
Jim this is an excellent analysis of physics and particles... I love your scientific approach.

And from Sparks:
Rather than parroting information or chewing on significance, the as-isness is happening and one can observe what is called the field of quantum mechanics.

What a mind blowing way to put it. Thanks
Jim Logan
+1 # Jim Logan 2013-04-23 17:50
I credit two basic actions done in my first months and years of Scientology for the ability to first of all confront and second to understand any subject - TRO and Study Tech. I did a real TRs cycle early on. Prior to that, I cracked the dictionary and grammar books and went through the first levels of realizing that though I spoke the language I really didn't understand fully what it I was speaking. I looked up my words. I cleared every single definition of the PRD word lists, and I STILL look up words when I need to do so.

From there, a combination of study and auditing and application of what I learned to others, has led me to states of being and ability I didn't even consider when I started this Bridge. Clear is stable and OT is not at all what I thought it would be.

The road exists. One has to walk it, every step of the way. Where it has taken me so far...

Words are incapable of description.
# Worsel 2013-04-24 04:01
This a quote from a briefing of 18 May 1975, "Current and Future Ops Actions" given to the Aides and Ops (Operations) Bureau. Earlier in this year he had issued the Student Hat and the Primary Rundown. (I understand that he refers to the Primary Rundown when he uses the term Study Rundown.)
The context of this quote is that Ron talks about why people accept off-policy.
"I know what the out-ethics is: Study Tech. Because now I have received the EP of Study Tech is now uniformly being told me by guys. And they said "Wow! I learn what I read. It is very comfortable to read. And it's the first time it's ever been true. I feel very comfortable and I learn what I read and I as soon as I read it I learn how to do it." and so on.
In other words, there is a difference. I've often wondered why people couldn't read a page or two about a new camera or a washing machine or something and just walk over and operate the thing.
And do you know I never knew they couldn't do it. I tended to say it was malicious or something. How a staff could bust up a new washing machine the first day. They always have to be fixed after the first day. And it just dawned on me they can't read an instruction book. And Why? Study Tech.
SO HATTING PEOPLE IS A WASTE OF TIME beyond making them to go through some mechanical motions until they have done a Study Rundown. Or you wont have any orgs! And that's the source of their false reports. They don't even know they are falsely reporting. So they defend or protect themselves as best they can because they don't know what they are talking about. They just don't know. They are busy withholding themselves. So they go into a sort of robotism."
# Worsel 2013-04-24 02:47
I see auditing as a practical application of this discovery. Because theta is not part of/and pinned down in time it can go back to an earlier point and create/discover/reach some understanding and by that change a condition in the present. Amazingly this understanding is not reached necessarily by adding new data as the auditor asks only to look.

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