Man the Animal and Man the God
At the bottom of the scale we have Man an animal. Definitely, Man an animal. See that? At the upper end of the scale, in extremis, we have Man a god. —L. Ron Hubbard
In a new look at the Eight Dynamics, Mr. Hubbard delivers a classic delineation of the relationship between the dynamics and the Tone Scale.
It begins with a first characterization of the dynamics as “a gradient scale of the universe.” As a being descends the Tone Scale from Man the god to Man the animal, each phase of his decline parallels a consecutive individuation from the Eighth down to and even below the First Dynamic. Out of these mechanics come all unconscious actions, responses, valences and even the existence of a Reactive Mind.
In the end, the being is trapped. And whereas the trap is of his own making, it is no less his own undoing—for short of auditing, it is permanent. A first in its description of what Mr. Hubbard calls the “theory of individuation,” this lecture gives a wholly fresh insight into what has been achieved every time a Clear is made.