((My comments in double parentheses - Homer))
 
                   AN EARLY DEFINITION OF HAVINGNESS
 
                                FG - 15
                                No date.
 
                       Copyright (C) Frank Gordon
       Redistribution rights granted for non commercial purposes
 
     The earliest mention of havingness as a process is in Tech Vol II,
Jan 1954, in an article on "SOP-8C:  The Rehabiliation of the Human
Spirit."  ((Standard Operating Procedure, Version 8C))
 
     Formula IV(b) "As the pc has rendered automatic his desires and his
ability to create and destroy, and has thus placed havingness beyond his
control, the auditor should place in the control of the pc his
automaticities of havingness and unhavingness and permit him, on his own
self-determinism, to balance his havingness."
 
     In PAB 123, Tech Vol III, p.141, "The Reality Scale," havingness is
defined as:  ((PAB = Professional Auditor's Bulletins))
 
     "Reality contains a level known as Havingness.  In this little band
of Mass there is a scale inside the Reality Scale - the Havingness
Scale.  And that has to do with the consideration of mass.  It's what
you DO with mass."
 
     "So the Havingness Scale .. consists of the doingnesses with regard
to mass.  And they begin at the top with Create, go down at once into
Contribute to, into Confront, into Have, into Waste, and on down into
Substitute.  That all belongs at Mass; these are all the things you do
with mass."
 
     There follows a number of definitions, including that havingness is
a kind of complicated connectedness, ending up with the concept of being
able to reach (and I assume, to handle).  Presumably, also included,
would be the concept of being able to withdraw.
 
     In HCOB 9 Sept 57, Tech Vol III, p.118, there is an observation
about IQ, related to havingness:
 
     "IQ is the ability to withhold or give out a datum on a self-
determined basis."
 
     This would seem to imply that any forced or pressured
communication, which interferes with the self-determinism of the pc,
would reduce IQ.  It is probably also related to the phenomena of
excessive pc one-way outflowing communication reducing the pc's
havingness.  And probably goes with the pressured, hectic, defensive
quality frequently associated with this type of outflow.
 
     The auditor might approach this by:  "Think of something," and
"Decide whether you wish to tell me about this or not."
 
     Security checking could be merely spotting areas of "must tell," or
"must not tell," and in either case, there has been an interruption of
self-determinism.
 
     Havingness as "what you do with mass," could then lead into USE,
mis-use, dis-use, waste, squander, enhance, collect, disperse, play
with, save, lose, enjoy, protect, guard, keep around, surround oneself
with, admire, denigrate, change, preserve, praise, criticize, break,
destroy, organize, pattern, fondle, stroke, smooth, shape, disorganize,
etc.
 
     Another way of looking at this in terms of the cycle of be, do,
have; is that usually have is the end-point of a cycle of action, a kind
of stop or resting point.
 
     Like the "Eureka" of Archimedes, it can be translated as, "Ah, at
last, I have it!"  Thus we have have (!) as the cognition or "winning
the 'weenie'" and thus it becomes a natural stopping place.
 
     Frank Gordon
 
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