Philosophy Of Health Care
June 21, 2007
Last Revised: May 23, 2012 4:50 PM
This is a private page, written by Karl Loren, to explain HIS understanding of the alignment of high level Scientology philosophy with the selection, research, writings and marketing of health care products.
The first guiding factor is the LRH datum:
Function monitors structure
(one source is from the book Self Analysis by Mr. Hubbard)
My understanding of that is that the "function" of the ear is "to hear." The function could also be called the "purpose."
The above LRH datum indicates that the function is senior to and monitors (controls) the structure.
This is so contrary to usual Western thought that many might read this, claim to understand and agree with it, but show a lack of that understanding when they try to apply this concept.
When the ear drum is punctured and the person does not hear Western thought would say that, "He cannot hear because the ear drum is punctured." But, the truth is that he DECIDED to not hear and that function, or purpose was senior and brought about a punctured ear drum and the result in direct agreement with the altered function of "not hearing."
An LRH datum:
Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect.
Source: Factor #1
In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is TO BE.
Source: Factor #2
The first action of beingness is to create dimension points -- the beginning of MEST.
These follow the Be, Do, Have cycle.
The thetan has a state of being and then DOES the creation of an effect and then HAS Mest.
Purpose or function are doingnesses.
"Structure" is a havingness -- something you can "have."
Along the line the thetan decides to create animated mest, or life.
While animated mest is a havingness, it can then, in turn, have a purpose of its own and the purpose of life is to "play a game." Another purpose of life is "motion." The body is a structure which follows the function of motion.
Motion is understood in simple and gross terms of "range of motion," "movement of limbs," movement of the heart muscle" and any other motion of the body. As used here "motion" does not include the motion of riding in a car -- only the "animated" part of mest is the motion of mest -- or the body.
By definition, a game must have the possibility of losing and since a thetan can't lose, is immortal, there must be another purpose to add lies onto the line so that it is possible to lose and therefore possible to have a game. (An immortal thetan could not die and could therefore not lose a game because of death. One of the lies that must be put into the game is that the thetan 'thinks' he is a body and is capable of dying. That is a lie, but it is one of the lies that allow the game to exist.)
The game of life could not exist without lies that deny the seniority of the thetan, or which actually deny the truth of "function monitors structure."
There is a scientific term that troubles some -- apoptosis:
Apoptosis is a process of deliberate life relinquishment by a cell in a multicellular organism. It is one of the main types of programmed cell death (PCD), and involves an orchestrated series of biochemical events leading to a characteristic cell morphology and death. The apoptotic process is executed in such a way as to safely dispose of cell corpses and fragments.
In contrast to necrosis, which is a form of traumatic cell death that results from acute cellular injury, apoptosis is carried out in an orderly process that generally confers advantages during an organism's life cycle. For example, the differentiation of fingers and toes in a developing human embryo requires cells between the fingers to initiate apoptosis so that the digits can separate. Between 50 billion and 70 billion cells die each day due to apoptosis in the average human adult. For an average child between the ages of 8 to 14, approximately 20 billion to 30 billion cells die a day. In a year, this amounts to the proliferation and subsequent destruction of a mass of cells equal to an individual's body weight.
Research on apoptosis has increased substantially since the early 1990s. In addition to its importance as a biological phenomenon, defective apoptotic processes have been implicated in an extensive variety of diseases. Excessive apoptosis causes hypotrophy, such as in ischemic damage, whereas an insufficient amount results in uncontrolled cell proliferation, such as cancer.
The "programmed cell death" is one of the agreements made by thetans, it is a lie, of course, but it is a convenient way to create the game of life -- to have death as the expected end of the game. The truth is, of course, that the thetan is immortal and cannot die. But, as long as he wants to be in a body, and therefore must have the game of life, he must accept that the body will die and the death will be in accordance with his long-forgotten agreements on programmed cell death, etc.
The oft-quoed LRH datum, "You have to disagree to go free" relates here. As long as you agree that you are a body, you would also believe that you will die. OR, you will try, in vain, to alter structure hoping to alter the purpose of life (motion and to have a game [and win!]).
It is a lie, of course, to say that "oral chelation improves the flow of blood." Oral chelation changes structure with the claimed purpose of altering function, but since function is senior and monitors structure we can only realize that oral chelation, or any vitamin, or any "cure" is simply the vain effort to alter function by altering structure.
Since, per above, function is senior, when one of our customers claims an improved blood flow, we should realize that he had a senior and earlier change in his consideratons on function. Perhaps one way to put it would be to say that he changed what he BELIEVED was true about his blood flow. THAT change, then, was a change, for him, in function, and caused the structural change. Did the pills help?
Perhaps the only people who buy the pills are those who have already and previously changed their considerations on function and were looking for a mest reason to explain the result -- not being ready to believe that changing function was all that was needed.
This is so close to "true" truth that we might well use a marketing campaign that alluded to "You may have already decided that there MUST be some better solution to heart problems than drugs and bypass. If you have already reached that decision it is a small further distance to decide that "free radicals cause your blood circulation problem, that heavy metals cause free radical multiplication and that Vibrant Life oral chelation can handle and remove heavy metals."
The above would be an interesting marketing and promotional theme.
Until we get out of the game of meat bodies we will have this game called "life" and have to either live with or learn to disagree with the programmed death of cells, or the deterioration of structure which, by the central lie of them all, means that the function is altered to give us the excuse for death and loss of function.
Death of the body is not a lie, but insofar as many thetans believe they are bodies, they see the body death as their own and they then see a "failure of some drug to adequately alter structure so as to then alter function."
They also feel that they are losing the game of life -- but the game was rigged from the start and as long as they are in a meat body they cannot be immortal.
Within the game of life it is possible to learn how to disagree with the preplanned death of cells. When this is done, however, it will NOT be done by stumbling around and experimenting with changed structure, but by discovering the true original purpose or function of, first, the body, then the parts of the body and also of various nutrients or chemicals.
Deterioration is actually a series of small decisions to move toward death -- it can be slowed down -- that change -- and you can enjoy more good years if you make the right decisions on things like diet and exercise.
The function of the body is motion. Western thought suggests that when the structure of the body is altered, the function of motion is affected. We know that this is not true, but let's look at some smaller parts of the body.
Jumping into it immediately, perhaps the function of sulfur is to enable oxygen to enter into cells.
Perhaps the purpose of oxygen is to combine with carbon fuel (in the body) and to "burn." While the thetan is an "energy production entity" and does not rely on carbon or oxygen, when he set up the game of life, and the "rules" for an animated piece of mest -- the body, he set one of those rules to be that the body needed energy which was only to be obtained from the combining of oxygen and carbon in a low-temperature combustion. The rules could have been otherwise set.
At a high level, the thetan decides that life has the purpose of playing the game.
At a lower level, once started within the game, the thetan can decide that the heart has the purpose of moving blood around in the body, and the further purpose being that the blood has the purpose of carrying oxygen.
There would then be "purposes within purposes" as the purpose of the oxygen to combine with carbon and provide "energy." Finally, at some low level there could be a purpose of sulfur to enable the transport of oxygen across the membrane of a cell.
This would be considered as a function before it became structure.
There could then be a decision to agree with the pre-planned death of the rules of the game where a purpose could be to find a chemical (silicon dioxide) which allows the person to make more and easier profits when manufacturing MSM capsules and which purpose ignores the related senior purpose of sulfur (enable transport of oxygen).
Perhaps a different set of thetan rules could have provided for mest energy to be obtained by "burning" silicon, not carbon, and by burning silicon by combining it with chlorine, not oxygen. But, the "rules" of the mest universe, set up as part of the game of life, are that it is carbon and oxygen, combined that provide mest energy.
Thus LRH charges us with "learning the rules of the physical universe, ie., the game of life."
By this I think he means to discover the original PURPOSES of body parts and chemicals. Modern medicine concentrates on studying stucture and ignoring the true cause of change (the decision on purpose).
We have learned that one of the rules is that the body needs carbon and oxygen for energy.
Since we have pre-agreed with these rules and now don't recall them all in detail, we have to learn them anew.
How does oxygen get into the cells, according to the original plan. This is where you could say that the purpose of sulfur (in the diet) is to enable oxygen to be transported across the cell membrane, into the cell where it could then be used, with carbon, to produce energy.
Since the very senior purpose of life is to die (body death) then we might well find that this senior purpose has many ramifications in "small lies" concerning the function of the part or chemicals associated with the body. It may well be easier to disagrfee with the small rules even if we can't break the big one!
It may well be true that one of the rules of mest energy is that sulfur helps oxygen get carried into cells, but since the senior decision is to die, and since function monitors structure, then the FUNCTION of sulfur could be changed to further the senior purpose of death. The function of sulfur could be altered to NOT carry oxygen into the cells and this would CAUSE the structure of sulfur to change, for instance by being combined with silicon dioxide.
The addition of silicon dioxide to sulfur is seen as the reason why that altered sulfur (altered structure) no longer serves the original purpose of "transported oxygen" and "energy production."
But, recognize that the PURPOSE of sulfur was altered first, then the structure. The PURPOSE of sulfur was altered to align with the senior purpose of death in the game of life. The alteration of the purpose of sulfur was disguised as a commercial improvement (function) in sulfur so that it could pass through a capsule-making machine without clogging (the anti-caking agent (structure), silicon dioxide added for this purpose).
The senior purpose of death will always win in the game of life as long as the game is played in a mest body.
However, if we can discover the original purpose of sulfur and understand what structure that sulfur had, we could work backwards. We could find functions for sulfur (or any other nutrient or even any body part) which don't seem to be working, check out the structure, look back in time for when the function seemed to have been altered (when the original function no longer worked) and REVERT (Anabiology -- restoring to a previous state of health from a death-like condition).
We may ONLY SEEM to be able to alter structure for others, not their considerations on function, but for a customer who is mentally and spiritually ready to alter function, our oral chelation, or our sulfur, being an alteration of structure, fits in with not only his but our own alteration of function.
This is where marketing and promotion come in.
We can create new states of reality -- "It is possible to improve your blood circulation."
It may be true that a function of blood is "to flow smoothly and carry oxygen to the cells." The "structure" in this case would include the arteries, plaque, lungs, etc. You could look amongst parts of the structure (like blockage) and try to alter the structure to improve function (with oral chelation) but perhaps this only works among people who are willing to change their considerations about function (as encouraged by our educational literature and marketing??).
While I write of very high level philosophical concepts, I am still a thetan occupying a meat body with high blood pressure. While I "know" that my high BP is a structure which can only be changed by mental consideration of function, I take BP pills in the hope that thus altering structure will alter function. To whatever degree it works I am (unconsciously) altering function and pretending that the pills (altering structure) are cause. They are not, but they help me pretend and it slows down the game of death.
The concepts on this page may well be helpful to Babu in India, or to any other Scientologist who takes an interest in Vibrant Life.
Quotes from L. Ron Hubbard are copyright 1994 © by the L. Ron Hubbard Library. All rights reserved.