Gradient Level Objectives Processes

Basic Objective Processes
Gradient Level Processes

Cumulative Index


Environment Locational
Dangerous Environment - Take a Walk
Take a Walk - Exhaustion
Look them Over
Variation of TR-10
Short Spotting
Where is the _____


Reach and Withdraw Overview
Reach and Withdraw on MEST Locations
Reach and Withdraw on an Alcoholic


Hello and Okay
Mimic It
Full Body Mimicry
Mimicry, also R2-69


Dangerous Environment
Loss of a Person
Dangerous Environment - Newspaper
Not too Dangerous to Like
What's Safe for Him to Look at?
Becoming Dangerous


Duplication Process for a Child
Naming Objects
Assigning Identity


Non-Persistence Case
The Occluded Case
Hand Flapping


Two Objects that are Similar
What Did My Finger Just Do?
Motion Tolerance
Something Really Real
Second Postulate


Orientation Points
Wait to See What Happens


Fight the Wall
Kicking Walls
Trio on Responsibility
Control Process, Tacile 8Cb
R2-67: Objects


Case Opening

Non-Persistence Case


PAB No. 20 "Two Answers to Correspondents: The Non-Persistence Case and Ridge Running"


The Non-Persistence Case is a case that cannot persist for more than half a second. The basic trouble with this person is, of course, in the matter of location. If you recall the Prelogics, theta locates things in time and space and creates space and things to locate in time. Close order drill for a military squad on the part of the sergeant eventually places the sergeant in the position of being able to evaluate for every private there. This is probably the only reason privates can be made to attack machine gun nets. (Ref: Axioms of SOP8C: That which can change the person's ability in space can evaluate for him).

Now, the trouble with this person is persistence. He cannot locate anything anywhere, but actually he cannot stay anywhere. He is racing around in his mind at such a mad rate that he is unable to take a stand anywhere against anything. His solution is to keep running. You are asking him to stand still and hold something. He knows he cannot hold anything. The obvious thing to do with this person is to give him some close order drill yourself until you are able to evaluate enough for him to make him start evaluating a bit for himself.


The way I would handle this case would be to have the person move to various parts of the room and stop still while I counted ten. Then I would move him to another part of the room and have him stop still while I counted ten again. In other words, I would move him around until he would listen to me. He would do this with his physical body well enough, and after that one could tell him with some effect upon him that he should do this or that.

Now I would have him take his hands and reach toward the realest thing in the room to him and pick it up and examine it and then put it down and withdraw from it. I would have him go and pick it up and move it to some other part of the room and withdraw from it again. I would have him do this with numerous objects until he was perfectly confident of being able to reach and withdraw from MEST. I would keep this up until this person was stable beyond stable.

End Point

Run the process until a realization occurs, or an ability is regained.



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