The Stairway


By HARDIN D. Walsh

Dean, Scientology Col

THE THETAN-BODY combination has been the
~'A target of processing in Scientology so
A/ far. It has been discovered that this
level of the game is at the bottom of
the stairway of existence. In the "native
state" of theta, there is total source of total awareness. It is necessary to limit
this complete knowingness in order to have
a game. For each pre-clear there exists several distinct workable levels of limitations of awareness, with
the thetan and body near the bottom.

At the top, we have "Total
The S
Source", undifferentiated and infinite. "Total
Source" creates states of "Beingness" or "Not
Beingness" as it chooses. "Beingness" consists
of the "'Somethingness"or energy manifestations
of the physical universes. "Not Beingness"
consists of the postulated state of non-existence. However, this nothingness, or not being,
is a very real state that exists within theta,
or Total Source.

The steps on the stairway are as follows.
Their significance and how to process them in
relation to the game will be fully explained.

CO THETA -- TOTALITY -- GOD. THE ASSUMPTION
OF OTHERNESS -- THE DECISION "TO BE".
00 TOTAL SOURCE -- ASSUMPTION OF
8 CENTER OF AWARENESS OF AWARENESS
8 "I AM" -- THE DECISION TO HAVE AN IDENTITY. A FIXED ORIENTATION POINT.
8 ANCHOR POINTS - - THOUGHT FORMS (Machines) -- POINTS OF IMPORTANCE.
9 THETANS -- A MOVABLE ORIENTATION POINT.
A VIEWPOINT -- A point from which to
view. A large spirit capable of operating bodies and other things.
0 BODIES -- Etheric, Astral, Physical.
0 ANCHOR POINTS—PEST—POINTS OF IMPORTANCE: Planets, Homes, Tombs.

It has been stated that theta is in conflict with NEST (MEST meaning matter, energy,
space, and time). This conflict is the playing
of the game in this and other NEST universes.
Theta has been selected in Scientology as a
term applying to that area of unlimited awareness known by perhaps ?CO different names on
this planet. For purposes of processing it can
be termed "Total Source", Total Source being
an assumption by choice. Theta has been termed
a static: without energy, mass, space, or time,
and not held in place by an equilibrium of
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forces. Thus, theta or static or Total Source
can be known as the place from whence all
things come. A very busy stillness.

Total Source can be considered to be everywhere and nowhere. It exists inside the
NEST universe and outside the universe. Total
Source just IS. The full implications of Total
Source are beyond the scope of verbalization.
It is something which you cannot learn by having someone tell you. It has
no location or existence un- 1p
less you, as Total Source,
choose. •
The Stairway is
an explanation of the various
states of existence worked out
at Scientology C o u n c i 1. T h e
Stairway is a blueprint of
the game of living n e s s t o
which the technique of
Scientology can be applied.

Each pre-clear<
can be approached at
some level of awareness
ncil on the Stairway. The inherent truth within these
I levels causes them to work with
amazing ease and rapidity.
Awareness of these levels may
be imaginary for the pre-clear, at
first existing as only the vaguest
of concepts. As they are used, awareness will develop and it will be discovered that they are the way out to
spiritual freedom at its highest level,
Total Source.

The full and complete use of the Stairway
will depend upon a thorough knowledge of Scientology and how to adapt it to this Stairway.
Those of you who make the effort will become
aware of something you always have been and
always will be, Total Source. As such, you are
the creator and solver of problems.

In the BEginning there is theta, a totality, a static, or God. At this level of awareness there is no time lag. Thus the consideration of the possibility of the Assumption of
Otherness results instantly in the assumption
of a state other than All. For some pre-clears
it is the decision to be Other Than All. Total
Source for some also may be an assumed state.
Total Source apparently has created a center
of Awareness of Awareness. This is a cosmic
"knot hole" through which theta inverts into
various centers of awareness and energy manifestations. This is the center of the lotus
flower spoken of in Chinese and Egyptian schools
of thought. Some pre-clears will find this as
a ring of very hard energy. To others it is a
jagged high frequency vibrational pattern in a
vast circle. To another it was a postulated
circle, a Nothingness; he just knew it was
there. Some may not even have this center,
since it is a limitation of awareness and can
be eliminated. The pre-clear eventually learns
to function as Total Source and not through
any manifestation.
"I Am" is the decision to have an identity.
Curiosity seems to be the prime mover in this
postulated condition of awareness. This is the
first postulated limitation in the playing of
the game for most pre-clears. The pre-clear<
may find that as Total Source or through his
center of Awareness of Awareness, he has created several "I Ams". Each pre-olear will have
at least one. Some find they are operating
several.

I Amness is a fixed Orientation Point
when first discovered by the average pre-clear.
It is usually found outside of all the physical
universes. To some it will be a tremendous
ball of fire and energy, seemingly unapproach