The End Phenomenon of OTVII is supposed to be "Cause Over Life", sounds good doesn't it? But what does it mean? How did it come to get that name and..... who has achieved it.
Probably every one who reads this board knows what is audited on this level. It was Hubbard himself who, when NOTS was first being promoted said "This deals with the very living lightening, the stuff of life it self", so when the end result is advertised as "Cause Over Life", those in the know might assume one becomes cause over the other beings that might venture into ones space and that may well be the "life" that one gets to be cause over.
For every one else it might give the false hope that they will achieve mastery over their dominion, work, kids, money, health, other people as well as the myriad of details that you take pot luck with every day. So as a scio approaches the nots levels he might get an incorrect preconceived idea of the level of accomplishment of this very expensive and demanding OT level. An idea that once you get it, well, it sort of sticks. I'm certain that was a deliberate ploy.
I have read on this very board that the "EP"s for the OT levels were surveyed on the scientology publics to establish which sorts of abilities were most apealing, this could explain the ambiguity, it was a marketing exercise.
It might also explain why the states never lived up to the promise, the cart was put before the horse.
My wife and I spent 12 and 15 years respectively on that level, she did finish in 2007, after she was put through an obstacle course that consumed 72+ hours of extremely expensive auditing called the EP check and sec checking, then came home every bit as much her self as the last 20 years I've been with her I vowed I was not going through such a useless activity.
Our time as scientologists was very soon to be over.