Originally composed in 2006 by Caspar de Rijk, Cl IX
TECHNICAL DIRECTIVE OF 20 MARCH 2006
RO NL Public
Original Bridge Series 5
REACTIVE MIND, DEFINITION OF
It has been found that the definition of Reactive Mind as given in the current Tech Dictionary is incomplete. As this is a key point in what we are doing in Ron’s Org in the Netherlands and has everything to do with the recent actions of reinstating the Original Bridge it is here given as a matter of (historical) record.
The Tech dictionaries since their first publication in 1975 have rendered the following definition:
REACTIVE MIND, 1. a portion of a person’s mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. Stored in the reactive mind are engrams, and here we find the single source of aberrations and psychosomatic ills. (Scn 0-8, p. 11)
The Scientology Abridged Dictionary published in 1969 gives the correct definition:
that portion of a person’s mind which works on a stimulus-response basis (given a certain stimulus, it gives a certain response) which is not under his volitional control and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. It consists of GPMs, Engrams, Secondaries and Locks.
The missing item as is easily seen above, is GPMs. GPM means Goal Problem The Scn A.D. (Scientology Abridged Dictionary) which was in use when I came into Scientology in 1970 reads as follows:
“A GPM is composed of mental masses and significances which have an exact pattern, unvarying from person to person, whose significances dictate a certain type of behavior and whose masses, when pulled in on the individual, cause psychosomatic effects, such as illnesses, pains or feelings of heaviness and tiredness. “
The omitted part of the definition is the core of the Reactive Mind and is fully handled as you go up the Bridge (original bridge: incl. Power, R6 EW and the Clearing Course) to the State of and beyond.
References: Original Bridge Series 4