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

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

Reach and Withdraw


HCOB 28 February 1959 "Analysis of Cases"

PAB No. 7 "Six Steps to Better Beingness"

Tape: 6307C12 "Comm Cycles in Auditing"

The Phoenix Lectures


Reach and Withdraw is a very simple, but extremely powerful, method of getting a person familiarized and in communication with things so that he can be more at cause over and in control of them.

One would not expect a person to be at cause over and to have much control or understand of or skill in something with which he was not familiar. The keynote of familiarity is communication.

Reaching and withdrawing are two very fundamental actions in this universe and Reach and Withdraw is actually a breakthrough from advanced technology.

Life itself is composed of reaching and withdrawing.

Communication is actually based on Reach and Withdraw.

A person is out of communication with something because he is withdrawing from it and is not about to reach out to or contact any part of it.

If a person cannot Reach and Withdraw from a thing, he will be the effect of that thing. A person who cannot Reach and Withdraw has no space. Everything is caved in on him. And this is awfully true in these druggy contemporary times.

If a person can reach for something and withdraw from it, he could be said to be in communication with that thing.

To be in communication with something is to be cause over it.

By REACH, we mean touching or taking hold of. It is defined as "to get to", "come to", and or "arrive at".

By WITHDRAW, we mean "move back from", "let go".

Reach and Withdarw has been developed to bring a person into communication with and more at cause over objects, people, spaces, boundaries, and situations.

It also extroverts a person from something he tends to be introverted into.


Reach and Withdraw has a variety of different uses. It can be run as a drill on a student, staff member, or any person in order to familiarize him with the objects and spaces and boundaries of his work or study area.

It is also used in session, as in Assists, etc.

Reach and Withdraw is a very broad tool and whether used on a staff member, student, or viewer, will have far reaching effects. It is very easy to run.

Anyone can run Reach and Withdraw who understands the theory and procedure.


In Reach and Withdraw, you are doing connection with associative restimulators.

And associative restimulator is something in the environment of an individual that he has confused with an actual restimulator.

Restimulators are the direct approximations (in the environment of the individual) of the content of engrams. They can be words, voices, tones, people, objects, spaces, etc.

The person has confused the objects, forms, and spaces in his environment with those incidents in his past.

A=A=A enters in and you get a whole dangerous environment to the individual. Some areas are more restimulative than others, because they contain objects which directly restimulate past engrams.

When a person runs Reach and Withdraw on his space or area, he knows nothing about the associative restimulators in that area. The whole place is not restimulative to his past. It might just be the desk. Or it might be the air vent.

You don't know what it is and he doesn't know what it is, but you'll get it and you'll run Reach and Withdraw on it and when you hit it, that thing will cease to be an associative restimulator or restimulator and he'll have a realization.

In other words, the objects, forms, and spaces of earlier incidents go back into the past and those in the present cease to be restimulators and he comes into present time, boom!

When you run Reach and Withdraw on a pilot, making him Reach and Withdraw from an airplane and its various parts, you're getting rid of all the joysticks that went into his stomach 200,000 years ago and the propeller that cut his head off on Arcturus and all that sort of thing. These things get peeled off and actually go into the past and cease to trouble the person when he perceives a similar object, form, or space in the present.

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