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Fixated Purpose Rundown (FPRD)



There are two basic principles that are found to be true in ST -  the technology builds on them.

The first one is: Individuals are basically good. 
The second one is: They are seeking to survive.

An individual's apparent behavior, however, depends upon the purposes he operates on in any given situation. Having a purpose is very basic to anyone - it is almost the definition of being alive. All purposes are not pro-survival or good, of course. There certainly is evil in the world. But when examined closely apparent destructive purposes still have their basic motivation from survival considerations, such as self defense. But over time an individual adopts non-survival purposes and solutions, which are based on aberrated situations and considerations. Some of these faulty purposes become fixated. They had some workability in some dangerous situation, but are generally considered bad or destructive. It is much like Engrams. They are motivated by survival, but they don't seem to work. They do the individual himself and everybody else in.


Having purposes is almost the 
definition of being alive. All human 
activity is guided by many, many 
   purposes. You could say purposes   
are the "software of life".

Over time an individual can accumulate such non-survival purposes and intentions. His beingness, doingness and havingness are reduced by these. He will be far below his natural potential as a result. These non-survival intentions and purposes make him commit harmful acts. As a result he restrains himself from action in certain areas. His level of achievement, his stability, his level of certainty, and his self-respect are lowered considerably. In short, the thetan's natural power and ability seem to go downhill or disappear completely due to this.

Through auditing it will be found that many of these contra-survival purposes have been with him and kept him down for a very long time. The present Rundown, the Fixated Purpose Rundown (FPRD) is designed to cut through to the root of such fixated non-survival purposes and unwanted intentions and blow them. It has proven itself to be a very effective technique.


On ST2, In the chapter "Implants and Confessionals", we defined an Implant as: "An enforced command or series of commands installed in the Reactive Mind below the awareness level of the individual. This has been done with evil intent (sometimes masked with 'For his own good') to cause the person to react or behave in a certain pre-planned way - without his or her knowledge. There are different methods of implanting people."

These practices have been in use for a very, very long time - unfortunately. It can be found way back on the Time Track; a lot earlier than any history book knows about. It predates Planet Earth.

There were implanters who existed way, way back on the track. They were "mental technicians", dressed and acting somewhat like hospital psychiatrists do today.  

   Implanters in a distant past created  
extreme confusion in their subjects 
and this made the commands 
in the implants stick. They were 
trying to "reprogram the human 
software" of purposes.

It was the aim of these implanters and their mind control operation to very carefully prevent individuals from being, doing and having. These implanters were a bunch of terrified cowards; to disable their "patients" from being able to reach out was one side of their operation. 
Handling overts, withholds and non-survival purposes with the FPRD has proven highly effective in undoing the effects of the 'work' of implanters and restoring the thetan's willingness and ability to reach. You will not necessarily run into these incidents  and these implanters when handling pc's, but researching such incidents was what led to a full understanding of how evil purposes were installed and fixated in a pc's mind. It also led to the Fixated Purpose RD where the pc can blow these non-survival intentions, postulates and commands.

FPRD - fast and Direct
There are other benefits from this technology: it can be delivered to persons early on, on their way up the Grades. Case prerequisites for the Rundown are determined by the Case Supervisor, based on the pc's drug history and personality test results. Some pc's will need no prior case actions at all. Usually it is best delivered to Grade 2 or above pc's, who really can run O/Ws. As a teaching subject it fits in well on Level 4 as we cover non-survival considerations in different shapes and forms on this level.

The FPRD ensures a very high rate of case gain per hour of auditing with unwanted fixed conditions and considerations dropping away left, right and center.

As a result the individual's basic goodness and basic purposes will shine. He will be freed from irrational self-restraint. Barriers to reaching - to be, do and have - will evaporate. Greater enjoyment of life and ability to attain his basic goals and purposes will be restored.


The FPRD builds on the Confessional Procedure of Level 2 and the data about the Prior Confusion included in ST 1 and ST 2. When the Prior Confusion was first researched in the early 1960s it was usually handled by pulling overts and withholds in the area and time period of the confusion. It was discharged and straightened out with the Confessional Procedure of the time. Later a process called 'The Problems Intensive' was developed. It would address the Prior Confusion by doing a Prep-check on that time period. Since Prep-checking originally was developed as a method of handling overts and withholds all this was fitting together nicely.

The Prior Confusion is of great interest to us because this confusion is what makes a decision get fixated and stay in place uninspected. It becomes an aberrated stable datum to the individual. But sometimes that decision is a non-survival purpose or intention which later causes the individual all kinds of troubles. Until inspected and blown it can kick in when restimulated and take the individual down a non-survival course and cause enough disaster to go around. 

Famous characters from history like Josef Stalin, Adolph Hitler and Saddam Hussein can be seen to have operated on such fixated purposes. Dictators seize their moment when a confusion or turmoil exist in society. They have even been known to help create it first. The history of Germany and Hitler can well illustrate the prior confusion and the evil purpose in action.

When Hitler rose to power Germany was in a turmoil. The effects of World War One were still felt heavily. The economy was in ruins with the currency (the German Mark) loosing value on a daily basis. The political situation in this period  (the Weimar Republic 1919 - 1933) was very shaky too. The Weimar constitution made it impossible to get anything but new elections done. Unemployment and poverty were the order of the day. In short, Germany was in a confusion as a nation.  When Hitler came along he told the people that Germans and the Arians was a superior race. He convinced himself and his own peoples, that they had a birth right to a better life. When he took power things improved. Roads got built, people could again find work and have hopes for the future (the Volks Wagen was put in production as an example). He had become the stable datum for the prior confusion.  So it seemed so right and logical at the time to do what Hitler told them to do. When he took Germany down the path that led to World War Two even that seemed so right to a majority of Germans. After all, the Versailles Peace Treaty after World War One was very harsh and unfair against Germany. Things had to be put right. The stage was completely set for accepting a madman's word as law.


Hitler can be seen as an aberrated 
stable datum to the Germans for the 
prior confusion of WW1 and the 
   Depression. He certainly was em-
   powered to dramatize an evil purpose.  


With the FPRD we have a new and direct approach to handle these non-survival purposes. It builds squarely on the data of the Prior Confusion and the aberrated stable datum that hold each other in place and hangs up against each other and floats on the track as a timeless duo. In the example with Hitler, you had 'the people' pushing him into the position of power as their stable datum. After that you have Hitler keeping them in the same state of fear and convictions that got him there. He solidified the regime with secret police, propaganda, hate of non-Arians, fear of the enemy  and so on. Thus a new balance and order was established  that resisted change until it was completely defeated, causing millions to die.

What we do in FPRD is this:

A. We pull the pc's O/Ws with the tools of Confessional Procedure, and

B. We trace the O/W Chain back to the underlying Evil Purpose and are able to take the purpose itself to a full blow.

Thus we free the pc from the endless cycle of going back and do the same non-survival acts over and over.

The confessional procedure is still valid and works very well in the hands of skilled auditors.

But now we have this very direct and powerful tech of the FPRD!  This Rundown has proven itself by producing spectacular results, including the undoing of implanters' suppressive actions of long, long ago. But for an auditor to be able to use this advanced technology he must first be a skilled and accomplished Confessional auditor.


Prior Confusion - New Discoveries
The very effective tech of handling problems on a pc by finding the prior confusion to the problem and pulling O/Ws in that area has, as we have seen, been in use for a long time.

The theory was and still is that any fixed idea or condition is the result of a postulate made by the thetan. Just prior to that postulate there was a confusion - a heavy disturbance. The fixated idea or postulate was a stable datum; it was put in place in an attempt to solve that confusion. By getting off the pc's O/Ws in the area of the confusion the pc can let go of the postulate and fixed condition.

Based on research of the whole track an important discovery was made on the subject of the prior confusion. This discovery proved itself  to have a broader application than was originally hoped for.

It was discovered, that the implanters on the whole track created a confusion. This confusion was used to knock out and overwhelm the individual and thus make it possible to implant him. They didn't, at that early stage of the track, have any other tools to knock a being out with. So the mechanism of prior confusion is very early and very dominant.

The breakthrough in handling the prior confusion is, that it will blow when you can make the pc to spot the first moment of it. This is good news!

This does not mean that a pc, when tracing back an evil purpose, necessarily is going to run into an incident containing an implant crew. But you as the auditor should know that this is what this tech discovery is based upon. The bad news are, that this practice can still be found in our society. Certain psychiatric chock 'therapies' (see "Implants and Confessionals" on ST2) are actually very similar to this. Hard core chock treatment is dramatizing this.

These new discoveries about how to handle the prior confusion is put to good use in the FPRD however. We use them to handle the pc's accumulated evil purposes and non-survival considerations.

Once such a purpose or consideration is found, one locates the confusion which occurred just before it. If there is no blow of the fixated purpose or no visible reaction, then one gets an earlier time for the same evil purpose and finds an earlier confusion to that. When you find the first moment of the first confusion which led to the fixated purpose, you can blow the whole thing. 

You want to find the 
very first moment 
  of the Prior Confusion  
- when all was still  
"peace and quiet".


When the first moment of that first confusion on that Chain is found, you will normally get a Blowdown of the Tone Arm, a cognition, VVGIs in the pc and a persistent F/N, sometimes a floating TA.

Getting the first moment of the confusion is however important. It follows the fundamental auditing principle of the "earlier incident" and "earlier beginning," as described in the Recall Int Remedy and in Engram running. By locating the earliest moment of a confusion once the pc has contacted it and can perceive it, it will blow.

The fixated purpose or evil intention may have been postulated by the person himself or it can have been implanted by another. This makes no difference to the auditor. The same procedure in this new use of the prior confusion tech has proven to be highly effective regardless of the origin.

Points to Watch
If one gets the prior confusion but the evil purpose doesn't blow in a spectacular way, it could be due to a number of reasons. But it is usually one of these two things:

1. The auditor failed to get the earlier time the pc had that same purpose and then get the prior confusion just before that.

2. The auditor did get the basic prior confusion on that evil purpose, but failed to get the first moment of that confusion. 

When running FPRD the auditor should be very aware of that. If he ensures that and handles it on the spot the action runs a lot smoother and faster and with real spectacular results.

Evil Purposes and Sanity
An evil purpose is a destructive purpose, intention or postulate.

 Evil is the opposite of good. It is anything which is more destructive than constructive along any of the various dynamics. A thing which does more destruction than construction is evil from the viewpoint of the individual,  group, species, life, etc. that it seeks to destroy.

R. Hubbard stated in 1970 that evil purposes are the basis of insanity. He explains it this way:  A person who continuously commits harmful acts (to himself or others) has evil purposes. These irrational and fixated purposes are behind the fact that he is committing continuous overts. Such a person may seek  to keep these acts carefully hidden while he continues to do them. He may also mess up and fight his own evil impulses and as a result do the strangest and most irrational things. (This last was discussed as Postulate Aberration on ST 0.) 

It is clear that irrational evil impulses can lead to all kinds of incomprehensible behavior and crime, which have puzzled Man for eons. Man wrote it off as incomprehensible - insanity and senseless crime. In a sad way raving insanity can be seen to support that Man is basically good as he is fighting his own evil impulses. 

"Evil purposes are the basis of insanity." 
It can be dramatized as suppressive 
behavior, trying to do others in. This can 
appear quite 'rational' as in psychopaths 
and suppressive persons (SP's). Or the 
   individual can loose all self-control 
in trying to fight it in all kinds of 
odd ways and appear completely irrational. 
Part of the picture is, dramatizing 
   psychotics are subject to SP's evil purposes.  

Whether evil purposes completely explain insanity or not yet have to be proven. FPRD would not be the place to prove it, since you would not apply this auditing to the insane or to dramatizing suppressive persons. It is not a Rundown you would put people in such case conditions on. 

What the FPRD  data do mean to a 'normal' person is, that in an area where the person is prone to dramatize such evil purposes he does experience a great deal of difficulties or conflicts. Blow ups and destructive dramatizations happen. They are often triggered by a restimulation of such purposes. You have to see things in perspective. What you see in such behavior is a little piece of insanity. This affects not only himself but indeed also those around him. Such troubles can be handled with the Fixated Purpose RD.

Evil purposes and Postulates
Evil purposes are basically postulates.
R. Hubbard's research on purposes and postulates and their role in the general aberration of a case goes back to as early as 1950; he wrote and recorded a lot of material on this. In early Engram running (as described in "Dianetics™, The Modern Science of Mental Health"), there was quite a lot of material about command phases in Engrams and how they affect a person's way of thinking and behaving. This is very relevant to the subject at hand. These phrases were fixated in the Engrams. They could be found by direct search (repeater technique) or they would just come out as a result of running the force and pain out of the Engrams. In modern Engram running you trace back a Chain of painful incidents (Engrams). When you get to the basic incident you have the pc go through that incident many times. If it doesn't blow (As-is or erase), you ask for an earlier beginning. You are looking for the first moment of that experience. When you really hit it a postulate will come off. The pc will realize the postulate he made at the time and the whole Chain will blow (As-is, erase). The postulates and phrases in Engrams can be anything - not necessarily evil. With FPRD tech we can go directly for the most aberrative purposes and postulates - the evil purposes.

In dealing with evil purposes we are actually dealing with a whole spectrum of what are types of postulates: considerations, intentions, purposes, service computations and other computations. These are all postulates.

These Fixated purposes, flawed considerations, fixed ideas, somewhat evil purposes and the like can be directly in the way of trying to educate or train somebody. They can be found to be in the way when you try to get case gain on a person.


The evil purposes prompts the 
person to continue to commit 
the same type of harmful acts. 
They are like small devils 
   whispering in his ear what to do.  


Tracking it Down 
Behind an overt Chain you will very often find an evil purpose or destructive intention. In other words, when you start tracking down O/Ws by going earlier similar and staying on that  line of O/Ws, you will very likely run into an evil purpose on the case. The underlying evil purpose prompts the person to commit and continue to commit the same type of harmful acts. The evil purpose is the little devil on the persons shoulder whispering "Why don't you just kick the cat when it meows?"

But just as an evil purpose can be found at the bottom of a Chain of overts, so can a confusion be found just prior to an evil purpose. Once the first underlying prior confusion on that Chain is located it is only necessary to have the pc spot the first moment of it to cause it to blow.


The FPRD Forms
The Fixated Purpose Rundown procedure uses printed forms that consists of a series of questions related to a specific subject or area. There are different FPRD forms which the C/S may include in the pc's program.

In using such a form the auditor goes through the whole form on the pc. This is the same rule we had when doing a Confessional form. Every question is cleared and checked on the Meter as per basic Confessional data. It is then rechecked and not left behind until it F/Ns on rechecking it. The form is not abandoned half way through just because the pc had a good win.

Some of the questions on the form ask for overts (like, " Have you ever stolen materials from your work place?") and other questions ask directly for evil purposes and destructive intentions (like, "Have you had an evil purpose towards the boss?").

Form questions which simply ask for overts are taken earlier similar to basic, and usually lead right to an evil purpose. (See Steps A to G below.)

On questions which directly ask for evil purposes the auditor takes up the procedure from Step C and carries through to EP.

The whole aim in doing this Rundown is to locate overts and evil purposes on the case and fully blow them. These two types of questions simply give two different approaches to one thing: getting onto the hot trail that leads to an evil purpose and, once found, blowing the evil purpose. 

The Confessional forms of ST 2 do not ask directly for evil intentions. The emphasis of Confessional is to get the Done, the actual physical action where the pc was at cause. These forms can however be done FPRD Style, meaning follow the procedure below. For somebody trained in FPRD that would be the thing to do. This would have to be determined by the C/S, however. 

(End of Guided Tour)



FPRD Procedure by Steps

The first step is to clear with the pc what is meant by an evil or destructive intention, and what a confusion and prior confusion are. (The commands themselves and the procedure are of course also thoroughly cleared).

 Evil is the opposite of good. It is anything which is more destructive than constructive along any of the various dynamics. A thing which does more destruction than construction is evil from the viewpoint of the individual,  group, species, life, etc. that it seek to destroy.

Evil Purpose or evil intention is a statement which, if acted upon or executed, would lead to harm to one or more dynamics. It is usually in the form "to do... (action)" - like "to scare the bird". It's below 2.0 on the tone scale. It's destructive intention.

Confusion: in this universe it's random motion. 2.  Motion unexpected and above the tolerance level of the person viewing it. 3. Unpredicted change of particles in space. (4. Also, the opposite of control. Control was defined as predictable change.)

Prior Confusion: 1. things sticks on the Time Track because of a prior confusion. The most stuck point on the track is a problem. The confusion occurred minutes, days, weeks before this problem.  2. All somatics, problems and difficulties including ARC breaks are all preceded by a prior confusion. Therefore it is possible to eradicate somatics, etc. by handling O/Ws in the area of confusion which occurred just before the pc noticed the somatic, etc. for the first time. (See also ST1 data on Stable datum and Confusion.)

Now clear the words and the procedure.

When the words and procedure are cleared the steps are:

STEP A: Auditor clears and asks the question from the FPRD form.

Example: "Do you have an overt on pet birds?"

On each reading Confessional question get the question answered fully and the overt pulled with time, place, form and event and pull any justifications of the overt as part of this. This is done with full use of Confessional tech. If no persistent F/N or spectacular release on getting off the overt, go E/S on the overt Chain, with each overt question being taken to basic. If just pulling an overt result in a huge release and persistent F/N it would of course be the EP for that Chain.

You may get an F/N accompanied by a cog and VGIs while going down an overt Chain. An F/N indicates a release point. What occurs in a case when you get an F/N on going down an overt Chain is a key-out. When you continue, as in this procedure, beyond the F/N it means you resume the Chain and can pull it down to its underlying evil purpose.

It is very important in running down these overt Chains that the auditor keeps the pc on the same Chain. Should the pc offer up some other overt or even an evil purpose not related to the Chain being run, it is just noted in the worksheet for later reference or use. It would be an auditor error of magnitude to Q&A with such an origination and follow up on it in the middle of doing the overt Chain that he started with.

Note: In running an overt Chain E/S, the pc may spot the evil purpose that prompted the overts on that Chain. If this occurs, the pc volunteers or originates the evil purpose or intention that underlies that overt Chain, and it is reading on the Meter, the auditor goes straight to Step C.

STEP B: If running the overt E/S to the apparent earliest overt, but it does not result in a spectacular release and persistent F/N, the auditor asks:


This is a metered question. If this reads, he pulls the evil purpose or destructive intention. The auditor is expected to put in "Suppress" and "Invalidate" if this question is not reading at first.

On FPRD you are not merely going for an "F/N and VGIs". The EP of a Chain is a spectacular release AND a Persistent F/N. The overt Chain itself should be taken E/S to F/N and the F/N should be indicated. But the FPRD procedure is continued until the full EP is reached.

If the 'B' question ("Was there an evil purpose or destructive intention that prompted you to commit that overt?") does not read, it brings you back to Step A. The original printed question you started with; ("Do you have an overt on pet birds?"). This is rechecked per standard Confessional procedure. Once that original question F/Ns on being checked, carry on with the next question listed on the FPRD form.

The purpose or intention should read when the pc gives it. If it isn't reading, do not try to do Steps C1, C2, etc. on it.

STEP C: If there is no great relief and persistent F/N for the pc on finding the evil purpose, get the prior confusion which occurred just before that evil purpose. Then ask for and find the first moment of that prior confusion which led to that evil purpose.

This is done as follows:

C1: The auditor asks: "WAS THERE A CONFUSION THAT OCCURRED JUST BEFORE YOU HAD THE PURPOSE  (the pc's wording of the evil purpose)?"

(Example: "Was there a confusion that occurred just before you had the purpose ‘to scare a pet bird'?") and, by using the Meter, the auditor finds this confusion.

C2: The auditor then asks: "WHEN WAS THE FIRST MOMENT OF THAT CONFUSION?" and gets the pc to find this.

STEP D: If there is no spectacular release and persistent F/N on finding the first moment of that prior confusion, ask the pc:

"WAS THERE AN EARLIER TIME YOU HAD THE PURPOSE (the pc's wording of the evil purpose)?"

(Example: "Was there an earlier time you had the purpose ‘to scare a pet bird'?") and find this earlier time the pc had that purpose. What is being looked for is not an earlier-similar purpose, but an earlier time the pc had that exact same purpose.

STEP E: If there is no spectacular release or persistent F/N on finding the earlier time, find the Confusion prior to that time per Steps C1 and C2 above, and go on to Step D.

STEP F: The auditor continues going earlier as per Steps D and E, until the pc has found the first moment of the first confusion which led to that evil purpose.

STEP G: If all Steps A through F have been done, but there is still no spectacular release and persistent F/N, assess and handle a FPRD Correction List Method 3.


You only run evil or destructive intentions in this auditing. Do not run good intentions.

Do not limit the pc to this lifetime when going E/S on overt Chains or when asking for an earlier time he had that evil purpose. These Chains very often go way back.

The style of auditing used on the FPRD is the same as used in Confessionals, Guiding Style and Guiding Secondary Style. The auditor has to drill this style of auditing with the commands of FPRD to be successful.

Not Listing & Nulling
By following the Fixated Purpose RD procedure exactly, the auditor should be able to easily find and pull the pc's evil purposes. The pc is not asked listing questions, nor is L&N any part of the procedure. But it is possible that a pc could start listing and the auditor must be able to recognize and handle such a situation per standard listing data of Level 3.

Running into Service Computations
Upon reviewing the session worksheets, the C/S may find that a service computation was found and F/Ned, but not fully blown. In such an instance the C/S can order the service computation run in the process for that (R3SC brackets) in a later session to fully blow it. It has to be checked for read in that session, of course.

In doing the FPRD Correction List you can uncover a service computation on question 30 and 31. If this happens, the list instructions are followed, including running the service computation in that session, if possible. The auditor has to be trained for it and has to realize it is a Major Action. This means the pc has to be F/N VGIs before starting on it. 

Handling Troubles
If while running a Chain the auditor runs into trouble, it is expected that he would apply all his Confessional tools right then and there. This includes Murder Routine, checking for missed withholds, use of buttons, etc.
If there is some problem  the auditor is unable to handle by using the normal Confessional tools, a FPRD Correction List should be assessed and handled Method 3.

Ending and Big Win
When at some point in doing these steps the pc has a spectacular release and a persistent F/N, end off the session at that point. That would be the EP for that Chain and that session.

In the next session the auditor rechecks the last question run on the FPRD form, and if reading, repeats Steps A to G on it. When that question F/Ns on checking, he goes on to the next question on the form.

Fixated Purpose Rundown is basically a new and powerful tech based on the power of postulates. Purposes could be said to be the software of life. It is not a perfect analogy, since the pc is basically capable of self determinism and free will. Ideally he is capable of programming his own life. But Evil Purposes fixated by prior confusions do not only limit the pc's free will, but causes him to make things difficult for himself and others. Clearing them up can make the difference between complete failure and utter success. Between creating hell for self and others or having a pleasant and productive life.

"This tech is for use. Use it well."
R. Hubbard.




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