The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
verb. Dead Agent; to spread malicious lies and rumors about an
Anti-Scientologist person or organization, in an attempt to so
thoroughly discredit them that everyone concerned will be disgusted
with them, and not listen to the information they have to give
about the cult. Many attempts to Dead Agent the recently destroyed
CAN (the Cult Awareness Network) and FACTnet (Fight Against
Coercive Tactics network; a BBS that supplies information about the
cult) have been posted to ars. (alt.religion.scientology)
one of the two divisions Class V (a lower-level Scientology
Organization) cult centers are cut up into. Hours roughly are from
8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday. See Foundation.
Degraded Being. Someone so infested with Body Thetans, evil
spirits, as to be in-auditable or insane. Also used as a general
derogatory term. "These psychs are all DBs; without the tech, they
won't make it."
Douglas jet aircraft resembling the Boeing 707, and used for
trans-Atlantic flights starting in the late 1950s. Hubbard said
they were used millions of years ago as spaceships to ferry people
about the galactic confederation. Perhaps someday Scientology will
apply for a patent, and sue Douglas for copying their design?
Dianetic Clear Special Intensive, a a five hour auditing
block (as opposed to the usual 12 1/2 hours that auditing is
usually sold in) that is essentially a date locate procedure for
finding the moment of the clear cognition for those going clear on
Dianetic auditing, which is said to happen in 2% of cases.
the act of blacklisting within the cult; the result is
an "SP" (Suppressive Person, someone who does not like Scientology)
who can be "Sued, tricked, lied to, or destroyed" as per the cult's
policy. "Eric was declared Suppressive at his Comm Ev."
another name for an overt, a harmful act one does to another
that comes before justification of the act.
another name for a motivator, an instance of blaming another
for a crime you have committed yourself, or finding some
justification for your aggressive or harmful actions that you are
committing at present in your victim's previous actions.
a desperate ploy to recover lost children involved
in a cult, usually at the parent's behest; employs kidnaping and
coercive persuasion to re-invoke the cult victim's former
personality from before involvement. Now largely discredited in
favor of exit counseling, which is only done on a consensual basis.
Developed traffic. A particle (a person or form) sent
unnecessarily to the improper terminal; a waste of time or an item
which slows down the all-important production inside Scientology.
a formula combined with vitamins and other materials
(such as benzedrine) to make the intake of nicotinic acid more
effective. Dianazene runs out radiation - or what appears to be
radiation. It also proofs a person up [sic] against radiation to
some degree. It also turns on and runs out incipient cancer. (All
About Radiation, pp. 123-124) Strangely, Hubbard thought that drugs
were destructive enough to warrant a Purification Rundown to try to
eliminate them. See also Guk Bomb, Purif, Drug Rundown.
a quack therapy process based on Hubbard's book,
_Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health_ (DMSMH), written
in 1950, and later volumes. Also called book one auditing.
Dianetic Clear Special Intensive,
Hubbard's derivative (of Freud's abreactive therapy,
among others) mental healing therapy; scorned by the mental health
profession as being unscientific nonsense. Strangely, even though
Hubbard used mainstream psychiatry as a source for Dianetics, he
went on to vehemently attack psychiatry and its practice with
the act of severing ties with family, friends, and
loved ones that the cult often forces its victims to do when these
same loved ones are declared SPs, Suppressive Persons, (often for
expressing doubts about the victim's involvement in the cult) which
the victim then supposedly becomes PTS, a Potential Trouble Source
for Scientology, to. "I was ordered to disconnect from my wife
after she was declared." See SP, PTS.
sections of the Org Board, the Scientology Organization
layout showing positions within the bureaucracy that Hubbard used
to define all the posts in an Org. Various Org Boards were
utilized, some with seven Divisions (Divs), some with nine; they
are kept on a wall in the Organizations, and drilled each morning.
HCO; Hubbard Communications Office. Also, Div One, etc.
The treasury; money being so important it deserves its own
special division in Scientology.
Tech. Where the Academy courses and HGC, Hubbard Guidance
Center, auditing are done.
Qual. Where one attests to "therapy" actions, and gets
certificates for courses in Scientology. Also, where corrections
the public division; deals with routing people into the
Organization (Org), low level raw meat (fresh converts) courses,
hokey '50-ish L. Ron Hubbard movies, selling books, reception, etc.
David Miscavige; the leader of the cult of Scientology,
presently on the run from process servers. Also called the poodle.
Dianetics [sic, should be dianoetics], the Modern [sic,
outdated] Science [sic!] of Mental Health [sic!]; Hubbard's first
foray into his newly invented "Science" of mental health, and the
launchpad for the cult of Scientology, misspelled from dianoetic,
meaning intellectual; pounded out in a few weeks on a typewriter in
1950 without even a hint of research. Also called Book One. Should
be: Dianoetics, the old fashioned pseudoscience that creates mental
Dianetics. See Dianetics.
the act of doing something. See Beingness.
Downstat or Down Stat,
1. Describing the horrible condition of
losing that all-important production statistic; also, a general
term of derogation. "My local Class V looks so Down Stat; it is
dark, dingy, dirty, and squalid, not to mention grotty." 2. Noun;
referring to Down Stat individuals; people who are not doing well
in a Scientological sense, that is, cranking out enough product.
"Farnham is a real downstat; look at how miserable he looks on
post. Route him to Ethics." See Up Stat.
a Free Zone term. Describes people who are superior to
meatballs, qv, or ordinary people. (act)
there are two of these, one at the bottom of the
Bridge, one near the top. While the Purification Rundown is meant
to remove the drugs residues supposedly stored in your fat, the
Drug Rundown is meant to audit out the harmful effects of drugs on
your mind. It is all very spiritual. (Or is that medical? Or should
that be financial?) See Grades, OT 4, Purif. See also Dianazene,
Guk Bomb, for comparison. Two things seem to be pulling in
different directions here; on the one hand you have Hubbard trying
to cleanse drugs out of the system with his Purification Rundown,
and on the other hand there is his admitted use of drug compounds
on his guinea-pig followers.
the Department of Special Affairs, an office that acts as the
local outlet for OSA in Class V orgs. See OSA.
to make an exact copy of; to fully understand in order
to obey. "You are Out-Ethics, Mr.! You need to do your Conditions!
Do you duplicate me?"
the eight Scientological subdivisions of life. Self, Sex,
Group, Mankind, Animals and Plants, Universe, Theta, God.
Enid Vien's breakaway movement from Scientology; a part
of the Free Zone, qv.