Scientology and evolution: The otherwordly experience of reading 'A History of Man' - 2019-04-13
This week in 'Scientology Lit' we're looking at perhaps our favorite book by L. Ron Hubbard himself, the infamous 'A History of Man' of 1952. By that year, Hubbard had committed to the idea that Scientology, grown from the ashes of Dianetics, would pursue the idea of past life therapy. This book was intended to give auditors some guide to the crazy stuff they would be finding in the far pasts of the people they would be auditing. Because, as Hubbard explains, when you go millions and billions of years into a thetan's past, you literally go back through the history of evolution itself to times when, for example, the thetan inhabited not a human being but various kinds of mollusks. We've selected parts of the lengthy fourth chapter from the book in the name of Fair Use, so that you can get a sense of the book and give us your thoughts on it.
THE GENETIC LINE consists of the total of incidents which have occurred during the evolution of the MEST body itself. The composite of these facsimiles has the semblance of a being. This being would be called the GENETIC ENTITY or the "GE".
The GE is not an actual individual but a composite of individualities assumed in the single lives along the evolutionary track.