CTHULHU AND A PUPPY
This thread is to address the claim that some Scientologists and exes make that the reactive mind is real or the same as the subconscious or unconscious from psychology , or close enough to not matter.
Some can say it is no more different than a horse and a unicorn ; very similar ideas.
Well , I contend that the difference is more like that between Cthulhu and a puppy ! Very different !
Cthulhu is a fictional deity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", published in the pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928. Considered a Great Old One within the pantheon of Lovecraftian cosmic entities, the creature has since been featured in numerous popular culture references.
An ongoing theme in Lovecraft's work is the complete irrelevance of mankind in the face of the cosmic horrors that apparently exist in the universe, with Lovecraft constantly referring to the "Great Old Ones": a loose pantheon of ancient, powerful deities from space who once ruled the Earth and who have since fallen into a deathlike sleep.
- He has power beyond mortal comprehension and is able to nearly instantly regenerate his body if it is ever to be damaged the wound will heal faster than it is made.
- He is the ruiner of countless worlds, the devourer of innumerable souls, and ender of hope.
- He also has immortality beyond what most can comprehend, for it is stated that he will outlast death itself. If this is true then he can never be truly destroyed.
- He is as large if not larger than any earthly mountain, being able to stand well above sea level in some of the deepest parts of the sea.
- It is unknown whether or not he can fly using his massive wings, but it is probable.
In fact Cthulhu's power is so tremendous that when he is to awaken everything in 1,000 miles of R'lyeh will either be destroyed in mind, body, and soul which is the fate of the more fortunate ones, or go irrevocably insane as you see the truths of the omniverse.
His mastery of magics, technology, and psionics have few equals anywhere in existence and the simple fact that he has mastered all three of these rather than just one is truly a feat. He also is capable of reality, matter, energy, time, and space manipulation on a truly massive scale. His age is stated to be in the vigintillions of years, or 120 Zeroes. Thus making him vastly older than the universe is predicted to be or even is predicted to last, thus implying that he has seen many many universes come and go and that ours is merely the latest one to him.
See that is an embodiment of FEAR : primal unstoppable and unfathomable capable of damning entire UNIVERSES .
That is how the reactive mind is represented in Scientology : something to dread and fight at all costs !
Okay , now to represent the flip side I will use what I think best embodies it .
Yep , a puppy . Not because we love or trust puppies OR because of the extreme differences between them and Cthulhu .
Because a puppy can help or be good , or if mishandled and misunderstood and abused can , like a mind turn against it's owner and become difficult to live with.
Like a puppy the subconscious can TRY to be good but to be its best it should have love and understanding and not be confused and driven by rage or fear.
A puppy is similar to a human's subconscious in that both do best with positive encouragement and have mammalian fostering and empathy ( usually to a degree )
and both are usually better with trust and not suspicion .
Both have a natural cycle of growth and aging , and don't damn one in future lives or eternity .
Both are imperfect and flawed , but usually not uncontrollably so .
Both are usually well intentioned but not as intelligent or critical as one might like ideally.
The reactive mind , and it's threat to current and future happiness , is quite different from the actual true subconscious.
The reactive mind is a complete fabrication and covering lie to compel submission to LRH and everything he says about how to handle it is actually damaging to a real person in too many ways to count.
The main difference between the subconscious and reactive minds is that one actually exists and the other is pure fiction ; you know just like puppies and Cthulhu .
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