18.6. Matches and differences
Thus, intersections are found, and sometimes direct coincidences with techniques used in psychonetics and in various, often ideologically and metaphysically opposed, doctrines and doctrines.The coincidences are explained by the really existing structure of consciousness, and differences are explained by the concrete tasks of practice. The psychonetic practice of working with consciousness differs from yoga and tantra not by technical methods, but by the preservation of internal volitional activity and focus on activity in the manifested world. In psychonetics implicitly there is a different order of values, rather than in the ancient Indian sacred practices. Orientation to the preservation and strengthening of the active "I" inevitably modifies techniques and technologies built from them. It is important here, what exactly can be done from this position, what can be projected and deployed.This is largely due to the difference in the cultural context in which work is done. The practice of working with consciousness is not supported by the whole system of the surrounding culture, in contrast to those times when sacred psychotechnical systems were created. The absence of a uniform interpretation of the phenomena accompanying the transformation of consciousness, the lack of a hierarchy of achievements generates uncertainty about the reliability and truth of the results achieved. The results are not fixed by the cultural environment, they are not signs of spiritual achievements. Therefore, there is a need for a pragmatic confirmation of the truth and significance of what has been achieved - either in persistent socially significant achievements or in creativity of fundamentally new forms.Creating a new form, a person in a sense ritually reflects the act of creation and thereby obtains a language in which one can "talk" about the transcendent.
11.8. Cycles and stratifications
Cycles are introduced to facilitate the execution of individual procedures and procedures and to accelerate the process of mastering psycho-skills. The cyclical nature of the work allows one to avoid exhaustion of efforts with long practice and use forces that destroy the given state for the formation of the following, equally exotic phenomena. Cycles by the method of transition from phase to phase are divided into: cycles with the transition to the next phase as the previous one is depleted; cycles in which the transition occurs when the peak of the phase is reached. In the first case, the cycle contributes to the elongation of each phase, in the second - to their deepening.Cycles allow us to use the energy of depletion of individual phases of practice and related deviations from the task to move to other phases of the cycle, while maintaining the main thing - the level reached in the course of practice of approaching certain objects of consciousness, states or positions for a long time. Layering, i.e. the formation of new phases of the cycle while preserving the former, transform the cycle into a deepening of several forms of consciousness and consolidation of the achieved positions. In the development of psychotechnical systems, the cycle, as a rule, precedes the layering.