State of Man Congress
January 1960, 9 lectures.
One of LRH's best known lecture series, this Congress was all about overts and withholds and the importance of this mechanism in reversing the downward slide of a being. Several of these lectures have attained enduring renown in the Scientology lecture library: Responsibility, Overts and Withholds, Why People Don't Like You and Your Case. Each lecture hammers home the new technical discovery about the impossibility of making a Clear without persuading him or her to vent their unannounced transgressions against the dynamics. This breakthrough opened the door to case gain, clearing and OT. The concluding lecture is crucial for anyone involved in creative and artistic pursuits for it explains the solution to the apparent loss of ability to create.