From: Keith Henson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri 02 Apr 2004 - 05:14:09 GMT
At 10:19 PM 01/04/04 -0500, you wrote:
>How does a psychogalvonometer result in an endorphin release itself?
There are people (Arnie Lerma and a few others) who think that the small
electrical current that runs through the cans the victim grips cause
endorphin release. I doubt it myself
>I thought this was a more or less passive device for measuring skin
>responses during a given procedure such as auditing in the case of
>Scientology. Maybe the auditing methods themselves might help produce a
>release of endorphins. I dunno.
The auditing process focuses intense attention on the subject with intense
emotional interactions. Anyone who has come off a speaker's platform
higher than a kite after giving a speech and being the focus of attention
knows the feeling of endorphin dump.
>I'm not familiar with Hubbard's techniques for using the
>psychogalvonmeter as a measuring tool or what sort of process is
>involved in auditing. Whatever it is, it should not reflect negatively
>by retrospective association on Jung's use of a similar device roughly a
Hubbard stole stuff from all over. This is the first time though that I
had any idea that Jung used something similar.
>Nonetheless, I wonder if it's something in the audting
>process that would trigger endorphins, if such is the case, instead of a
>relatively passive and innocuous measuring device that has probably been
>superceded by the EEG, PET and fMRI.
>Does Scientology auditing use word association methods?
Not that I know about. They use long check lists for some "processes."
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