The State of Operating Thetan

     For thousands of years men have sought the state of complete spiritual freedom from the endless cycle of birth and death, a state of full awareness, memory and ability as a spirit independent of the flesh.

      By eradicating the reactive mind in clearing we not only achieve an erasure of the seeming evil in man, we also overcome the barriers which made it so difficult to attain total spiritual independence and serenity. Thus, once a person achieves Clear he is now able to become refamiliarized with his native capabilities. As man is basically good, a being who is Clear becomes willing to trust himself with greater and greater abilities.

      In Scientology, a state of complete spiritual freedom is attainable. It has been achieved not on a temporary basis but on a stable plane of full awareness and ability, unqualified by accident or deterioration. And it is not limited to a few.

      It is called, in Scientology, “Operating Thetan.” The definition of the state of Operating Thetan is “knowing and willing cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time.”

      The amount of spiritual gain available to a person is something rarely conceived. In an aberrated state where one’s energy is primarily absorbed attempting to straighten out personal problems, a person is unlikely to lift his gaze to the glories that could be his as a fully rehabilitated and able being, not just as Homo sapiens.

      On the auditing services above the state of Clear, called the “OT® levels,” one is no longer dealing with a person in relationship to his job, his house payments or his aches and pains. These will have been addressed at lower levels since it is necessary to free a person’s attention from these matters in order to address higher aspects of existence. Having been freed of his own reactive mind, the person is able to undertake further steps in auditing by himself, becoming at the same time the auditor and the person being audited. This is “Solo auditing,” learned on the Solo Auditor’s Course. The Solo auditor uses communication drills, adapted to this level of skill, an E-Meter and exact processes, enabling him to rise into the realm of OT.

To acknowledge one’s attainment of New OT VIII,
a Scientologist may wear the OT bracelet.

     At the level of Operating Thetan one deals with the individual’s own immortality as a spiritual being. One deals with the thetan himself in relationship to eternity; not to the eternity that lies behind him, but to the eternity which lies ahead.

      On the OT levels one is rising to eternity. The vastness of time which has existed in the past is matched by at least as much time which lies ahead. That is eternity and a being will be in that eternity, and he will be in a good state or a bad state. One can step out of a job or a relationship or a worn-out suit of clothes, but one is not going to step out of life.

      Contrary to those who teach that man cannot improve and that some seventy years in a body are all one can expect, there are states higher than that of mortal man. The state of OT does exist and people do attain it. Like any other gain in Scientology it is attained gradiently. Just as it would not be as beneficial to give someone New Era Dianetics auditing before improving his abilities with the Scientology Expanded Grades, so it is fruitless to try and move someone onto the OT levels before he is ready for them. One might as well pull a baby out of its bassinet and demand that he run. He won’t make it until he has first learned to crawl and then walk. The reactive mind thoroughly blocks the thetan from regaining and exercising his native powers. But once this block is removed, the person can learn to operate as himself, a spiritual being.

      The OT levels contain the very advanced materials of L. Ron Hubbard’s researches and it is here the person achieves the ultimate realization of his own nature and his relationship to life and all the dynamics. Abilities return as he advances up through the OT levels and he recovers the entirety of his beingness.

      Some of the miracles of life have been exposed to full view for the first time ever on the OT levels. Not the least of these miracles is knowing immortality and freedom from the cycle of birth and death.

      The way is true and plainly marked. All one needs to do is to place his feet upon the first rung of the ladder and ascend to Clear and then walk upward to the level of Operating Thetan.

      Auditing enables the individual to span the distance from Homo sapiens, with his drugs, his pains, his problems, upsets and fears, to higher states and freedom as a spiritual being. Such states are obtainable only through auditing. But they do exist and they are attainable and they fully restore a being to his native potential.

      Throughout history man has had many solutions to the problems of existence and has sought far and wide for the answers to himself. Auditing is the solution and does provide the answers. Even a small amount of auditing can make this truth abundantly plain.

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