The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
bureau one. A segment of the Guardian's Office (the cult's
intelligence, dirty deeds and strong-arm tactics branch; now called
the Office of Special Affairs or OSA) responsible for covert
intelligence; its functions are now taken over by OSA.
see Introspection Rundown.
the reactive mind; supposedly packed with "overts," or
undisclosed acts, and engrams or moments or pain and
unconsciousness. Also, anything negative seen as coming from the
reactive mind. "All you'll find on alt.religion.scientology is just
the use of frivolous lawsuits to harass. "Scientology has
been found guilty of barratry, given the thousands of useless
lawsuits they have brought to court and wasted taxpayer's money
a person who is critical of Scientology. A Free Zone term,
qv. "Don't listen to him; he's just a basher." (act) See Meatball.
the earliest incident on a chain of engrams, sometimes
just called Basic.
a word Hubbard probably plagiarized from Nordenholz.
Implies the rewarding experience of being something, assuming a
valence (another personality) or hat (an office or post in
Scientology). Hubbard fit beingness into a triptych with doingness
and havingness. "She has so much beingness on her shiny new post!"
something seen as being of great benefit, but tends to be
ephemeral or nebulous. A Big Win may be incomprehensible to
Scientology outsiders. "I had such Big Wins all week on the Purif.
I began to see what really lies behind my case!" See "Win",
the newly-indoctrinated SO (Sea
Organization; a tough inner core of Scientologists, some of whom
may be found on the cult's ships, while others are settled in land
bases) member signs one, supposedly coming back life after life to
fulfill it. LSD users need not apply.
Bodies In the Shop. how many people are in the Scientology
organization and on lines; an important Org Statistic.
the bad guys. Ron wrote corny Westerns for a while,
which might explain where the term came from. "Ars is full of SPs
wearing their Black Hats."
1. To leave suddenly. Also, the person who does this. "Sam
Blew off post today; he's our third Blow this week!" 2. To get rid
of the charge or mass of an engram (a moment of pain and
unconsciousness). "I blew so much mass in my session!" See MU, M3,
a grape name for BTs, or Body Thetans, evil spirits
which permeate our bodies, according to L. Ron Hubbard. See BTs.
to steer public into a Scientology Organization, get
them on lines, sell them services, and make some money off them.
The idea being that public are such low-toned wogs (a common
Scientology derogation of Scientology outsiders) that they have no
self-determination, and need to be led like sheep to the slaughter.
see BTs. (ars)
B of I,
board of investigation. A Scientology kangaroo-court-like
internal Ethics board. "A B of I will be convened for Harry next
along with clams and Grim Weepers, these are Wholetrack
(a person's last 74 trillion years or so of existence in this
universe) ancestors to Man, and are responsible for the origin of
human belching, gasping, sobbing, choking, shuddering and
trembling. Also called "Grim Weepers", and just "Weepers."
another name for L. Ron Hubbard's book "Dianetics." Also
describes auditing "therapy" as laid down in "Dianetics." See
bypassed charge. Charge that has been turned on, or
restimulated, without being as-ised, blown, or gotten rid of; in
other words, an unpleasant memory that has been recalled, but
hasn't been fully dealt with or erased. See "Charge."
1. See Bridge Publications. 2. Broad Public Issue; a
notification on Hubbard Communication Office Bulletins (HCOBs) and
HCOPLs (HCO Policy Letters) showing issue authority and
Board Policy Letter, a precursor to the HCOPL, Hubbard
Communications Office Policy Letter, qv.
the bridge to total freedom; the list of auditing actions
needed to get to the highest OT (operating thetan) level, currently
OT 8. The Bridge costs roughly $300,000 US, and is depicted on the
Gradation Chart of Human Awareness and Abilities. L. Ron Hubbard's
"Bridge to total freedom" has two sides. One is auditor or
therapist training classes or classifications, the other is
receiving auditing or "therapy" such as Grades and OT levels, qv.
At the lower levels the grades and classes or classifications
correspond, this pretty much stops after Class 6 (Saint Hill
Special Briefing Course).
the cult's publishing business; also called
simply Bridge or BPI (Bridge Publications International.) New Era
Publications in Europe is a part of BPI.
Body Thetan. Usually plural. Evil spirits which need to be
exorcized. "OT 5 consists entirely of running out BTs; what a
Board Technical Bulletin, a precursor to the HCOB, Hubbard
Communications Office Bulletin, qv. Hubbard decided that only he
knew the true path of technological enlightenment of the wallet.
a training routine involving two students. One is to
sit silent, unblinking and unmoving, while the other does
everything s/he can to get a reaction. The receiving student must
simply accept whatever is done to him or her, in what is basically
a lesson in passivity. The stated purpose is to train the student
to be unresponsive to a PC's (preclear; a person receiving
Scientology "therapy") originations during the auditing or
"therapy" session, while the actual process of bullbaiting itself
flattens a person's emotional affect; it is perfectly natural to
laugh when a person says something funny, whether this occurs in
real life or in an auditing session. In bullbaiting the person is
drilled to not react to what is being said in any way, to not show
any empathy at all, producing a virtual robot, despite Scn's
protestations about not doing robotic TRs. "The noise next door is
coming from the students doing their bullbaiting."