Earlier Similar

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Earlier Similar (Earlier-Similar)

1. Incidents that are similar in some way(s), but earlier in time.

When a preclear has an incident that’s bothering him and it isn’t clearing up while up during counseling, the auditor may ask the preclear for an incident that is earlier, and similar. This could be called an “earlier-similar incident”, or just an “earlier similar.”

Let’s look at some examples:

Quinn has a fear of driving. He’s talked to friends about a time he had a near miss with a semi truck, and says that’s why he’s scared to drive. If Quinn were to take this up with an auditor, they would go over the semi near miss. With prompting Quinn might recall some details he hadn’t thought of in years, like the semi driver wearing an Oakland A’s baseball cap. But if the auditor saw Quinn was still upset about the incident, he might ask Quinn to look back for an earlier time, similar to this “near miss.” Quinn recalls an earlier time when his dad was driving and they were nearly hit by a semi. You can see the similarities here include a semi, and being in a car.

But it doesn’t have to be a semi, or being in a car, that make this incident earlier similar. Instead, when the auditor asks for an earlier-similar incident, Quinn’s mind could offer up a time as a young child where Quinn remembers a man in an Oakland A’s baseball hat who ran over Quinn’s dog. Now we have the similarities of an Oakland A’s baseball cap and an unhappy incident with a car.

The mind forms all kinds of connections. One method of addressing trauma is helping a preclear find an earlier-similar incident to the one he’s upset about.

2. incidents of similar nature strungout in time. (SH Spec 70, 6607C21) 3. a series of incidents of similar nature orsimilar subject matter. (HCOB 1 Mar 62

BASIC,1. the first incident (engram, lock, overt act) on any chain. (HCOB 15 May63) 2. the first experience recorded in mental image pictures of that type of pain,sensation, discomfort, etc. Every chain has its basic. It is a peculiarity and a factthat when one gets down to the basic on a chain, (a) it erases and (b) the wholechain vanishes for good. Basic is simply earliest. (HCOB 23 Apr 69)

 

By then finding an earlier similar instance and getting that one dated andrecounted a further release of affect may occur.

HCO BULLETIN OF 2 APRIL 1969Revised 14 May 1969RemimeoDIANETIC ASSISTS

 

One finds “an incident which could have caused that”, dates it loosely, runs it asan incident without pushing hard, gets an earlier similar incident and runs that, or evena third or fourth earlier similar (each time earlier) incident until a floating needle or thepc indicates the thing is gone.

HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICESaint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, SussexRemimeoClass VIIIsHCO BULLETIN OF 16 APRIL 1969Dianetic Auditor’sChecksheetTech SecDs of THEALTH FORM, USE OF

HCO BULLETIN OF 23 APRIL 1969Issue IIRemimeoDn ChecksheetClass VIIIsDIANETICSQual SecsTech SecsERASUREHOW TO ATTAIN

 

Usually if you ask simply for an earlier similar incident the pc goes back tosomething that will erase and the chain blows

HCO BULLETIN OF 23 MAY 1969RemimeoDian ChecksheetAUDITING OUT SESSIONSNARRATIVE VERSUS SOMATIC CHAINS

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