Contact Mimicry undercuts routine mimicry. It well undercuts ordinary across-space mimicry. I see some people around who have been processed on it and thereafter they find they're really in communication with people. They take all of them by the elbow and so forth, and they find that this really puts them in communication with people. They haven't been processed much. I've seen several people do this and that makes the person more real to them. They have just been brought up to a border of: If a line exists, then a terminal can be; but if no line exists, no terminal. That was pretty high for these people, because up to that time neither lines nor terminals existed and they didn't talk to anybody sensibly.
Hand Mimicry fits under "Find the Auditor". There are many variations of hand mimicry. So many ways you can put across the same point.
Let's say the person's sitting there, has a hand on his knee. You reach over and touch his hand. While you're touching his hand, you point to your own and say, "Who does that belong to?" You don't care what he says. Belong has no place in there at all. All you're pointing out to him is "Look! Hey, a connector. A line. Here is one segment of a line called a hand."
You could actually, by touching him on the knee: Point to your hand, say "Who does that belong to?" Point to your wrist, say "Who does that belong to?" Point to his wrist, say "Who does that belong to?" Point to your forearm, say "Who does that belong to?" Point to his forearm, say "Who does that belong to?" etc. All of a sudden the fellow heaves a sign of relief and feels very friendly toward you. Why? You've developed a line complete between the two bodies. Your body becomes much more real as a result.
You can even undercut that. Take a hold of his hand and say, "Is there anything touching you?" It sounds amusing and incredible, but this could be run on some cases I've processed. It would be some period of time before they would finally ask, "Yes, you are. Your hand is." They would not be aware of it. But such a case is categorized with a case lying in a state of coma in a hospital.
People who are very vague, very unconscious of their surroundings, very unconscious of terminals, walk along on a social response sort of thing. Their body has some agreed-upon machinery or something of the sort that's carrying them on for years. This fellow's been all right: he walks through doors, he drives a car, he eats, he gets along all right. Of course, he has an awful lot of hard luck in life, it's not fortuitous. You start processing him, the being.
Most ridiculous thing is the world that anybody ever did to him was move a chair up to him and put a hand on his hand and say, "Is there anything touching you?" "Silliest thing in the world," he tells you. He doesn't quite like it, he thinks it's a little fresh, and so on. He goes on and discusses this at some length. It doesn't matter what he says, sooner or later he's going to discover there is a line, that there are two terminals, and a communication taking place.
The processor sits facing the person. The processor's knees are on the outside of the person's knees.
The processor puts his hand on the person's knee and with the other hand points to his own hand and says "Who does that belong to?"
Then the processor points to the person's own hand and says "Who does that belong to?"
The processor continues pointing to his body and asking "Who does this belong to?" Then points to the same body part on the person and asking "Who does this belong to?"
The process is continued in this manner to end point.
There is an undercut to this process as follows: The processor takes hold of the person's hand and asks "Is there anything touching you?" This is continued to end point.