The rock is the basic object that symbolizes the entire GPM.

The person uses the rock as a substitute for himself.

He will often be carrying a decayed version of the rock around with him (for example, an intelligent person might be wearing glasses).

The thetan will have a mockup of the rock hidden in some mocked up space outside of the physical universe and will be relaying all of his communications to the physical body through it. He intentionally forgets and hides this out of fear that somebody will read his mind and zap it and destroy him. To some degree he uses this as a sort of high level spiritual body and its lifespan is the entire duration of the GPM.

You are not going to get rid of the rock early in processing. He has too much bound up in it and thinks that he will lose his memory and identity if its gone. And we have been through this cycle of goals many times, so that there will be earlier similar rocks which makes it tend to persist even after the current GPM is run out.

Here we will simply try and take some charge off of it and clean it up. This should only be attempted after fully processing the GPM and its lineplot.

On earlier GPMs, he is no longer using the rock that he had setup for them, but it is still important to process because he has a tendency to compulsively create anything that is similar to any rock that he once used. This tends to make the physical universe very solid and unmanageable.

There is a lot of early theory about the rock in the 20th and 21st Advanced Clinical Course lectures. These ACCs did not go well. The rumors are that the students came out looking like rocks. The problem was that the anatomy of the GPM had not yet been worked out and these things can't be run successfully without handling the GPM first.

It remains to be determined whether these rocks are consistent from person to person on the same goal.


You can either list it from the goal or the terminal. The question would be:

a) What Object would represent ____

For example, on the goal to be holy, you could either fill in the blank with "a holy man" or "the goal to be holy".

Use the rock found to fill in the blank in the rest of the processes below.


In the ACCs, Ron found that the person was using the rock as a people pleaser. He would put it up in place of himself so as to attract admiration, etc. Of course there would be people who wouldn't admire it and that would make it stick.


a) what sort of a ____ would please people. b) tell me a person that would please


a) spot a time another admired your ____
b) spot a time another invalidated your ____
c) spot a time you admired another's ____
d) spot a time you invalidated another's ____


a) mock up crowds of people applauding and admiring the rock. Keep doing this until you feel very good.


Supposedly the rock helps you to survive.

a) how could a ____ help you
b) how could you help a ____
c) how could a ____ help another
d) how could another help a _____
e) how could a ____ help itself


The rock can get lost or damaged and is a constant source of concern and fear.

a) how could a ____ protect you
b) how could you protect a ____
c) how could a ____ protect another
d) how could another protect a _____
e) how could a ____ protect itself


The rock tends to stop motion and therefor accumulates mass.

a) what motion of yours has a ____ stopped
b) what motion of another's has a ____ stopped
c) what motion of others has a ____ stopped.


a) What beingness would resist a _____
b) What beingness would ____ resist


For this you want to use an actual physical object. You may already have a copy of the current rock (glasses or a cross or whatever it is that represents your current goal). You will almost certainly not have one for the immediately preceding GPM (because you probably abandoned it with great determination), so you can either get one or make one out of clay or something. The important thing is to have some physical mass to work with.

Place the object on a table within easy reach. Part of the drill is to actually reach out and grab it and then withdraw your hand from it. You want to be moving your hand back and forth by at least a foot.

a) grab the object and keep it from going away.
b) let go of it.
c) grab the object and hold it absolutely still.
d) let go of it.
e) grab the object and (by mental projection) make it more solid.
f) let go of it.



a) mock up a way to waste ____


a) mock up a way for another to waste ____


a) mock up a way for others to waste ____


This is based on the GITA (give and take) processing of the Philadelphia Doctorate course and the Remedy of Havingness used by Ron in the late 1950s.

Here you mockup great quantities of the rock in a sphere surrounding you. Keep making the copies more & more decrepit and decayed and changing their colors and getting more and more of them until you can get them to start flowing into the body in an avalanche.

Keep mocking up more and getting them to flow in until you feel satisfied and are willing to throw some away.

Then mock up more and have them flow outward in explosions and fly away into the distance.

When that seems to cool down, go back to the first step but this time mock up nicer copies and get them coming in in an avalanche until you get enough of them.

Keep alternating the inflow and outflow with better and better copies until you can handle wonderful beautiful (golden or whatever) copies and handle them easily.

9.10 Viewpoint Processing

a) from where could you communicate to a ____
b) from where could a ____ communicate to you
c) from where could another communicate to a ____
d) from where could a ____ communicate to another
e) from where could a ____ communicate to itself.

9.11 Memory

The thetan often uses objects as a repository for memory. In the special case of the rock, he dumps entire lifetimes of memory in there so that he can forget them without losing them completely.

a) What memories could a ____ store for you
b) What memories could a ____ store for another
c) What memories could a ____ store for others
d) What might you allow a ____ to forget.

9.12 Thought

The thetan also has a foolish tendency to let objects do his thinking for him.

a) What thoughts might a ____ have on your behalf
b) What thoughts could you have in the absence of ____

9.13 Obsessive Create

a) From where could you mockup a ____
b) From where could a ____ mock you up.

Run these alternately until command b suddenly seems ridiculous and something comes apart. Then do a few more of command A to stabilize the result. It seems absurd, but to some degree you're probably having the rock mock you up rather than vise versa.

Then run:

a) From where could another mockup a ____
b) From where could a ____ mock another up.

9.14 OT Process

Hold the object in your hands.

Close your eyes.

a) spot 3 points in the object.
b) spot 3 points in the room.

Do this alternately. Your perception does not have to be good or very real. Just keep spotting.

If you should suddenly feel like there is another copy of the rock off in some strange space somewhere, then add it to the process and spot 3 points in it as well (then you would be alternating between the object in your hands, the room, and this other distant object).

Early on in running this, the object in your hands will become much more real and solid than the rest of the room. Continue until either this effect stops (the object and the room are perceived uniformly), or you exteriorize from the rock with certainty.