Theta and the Mest Body by L. Ron Hubbard
Hubbard, L. R. (1988). Understanding the E-Meter. Los Angeles, Bridge Publications.
Theta and the Mest Body
The thetan is both outside and inside the mest body. It is not just inside. The only reason it is inside at all is that any field would penetrate the mest body. The mest body should not be thought of as a harbor or vessel for the theta being. A better example would be a sliver inserted unwantedly in the thumb where the thumb would be the theta being, the mest body the sliver.The thetan flows electrical currents of command at the body. These hit pre-established ridges (areas of dense waves) and cause the body to perceive or act. The preclear takes from the body perception with tractor beams. He holds the body still or holds himself against it by wrapping a tractor (pulling) beam around it while placing a pressor (pushing) beam at his back to command himself into action.
It was discovered in Scientology that a fixed electrical field existed surrounding a body entirely independent of, but influencable by, the human mind. The body exists in its own space. That space is created by “anchor points” (points which are anchored in a space different to the physical universe around the body). The complexity of these anchor points can cause an independent series of electronic flows which can occasion much discomfort to the individual. The balance structure of the body and even its joint action and physical characteristics can be changed by changing this electrical field which exists at a distance from, or within, the body.
This electrical field is paramount and monitors the actual physical structure of the body.
Now, mental image pictures also influence the body, and they influence the body basically by influencing these anchor points. A facsimile evidently imposes itself by magnetic fields and currents and other things upon the anchor point system.
The body is then held together by electronic structure which is easily influencable, and that electronic structure has much more command upon the body than the mest around it.In Scientology it has been discovered that mental energy is simply a finer, higher level physical energy. The test of this is conclusive in that a thetan “mocking up” (creating) mental image pictures and thrusting them into the body can increase the body mass and by casting them away again can decrease the body mass. This test has actually been made and an increase of as much as thirty pounds, actually measured on scales, has been added to, and subtracted from, a body by creating “mental energy”. Energy is energy. Matter is condensed energy.