The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
Gang-Bang Sec Check,
a cruel process involving getting the victim
to confess to "crimes" or Overts while on a meter and in front of a
group of people. Used as a heavy brainwashing technique when a PC
threatens to blow. "Three people in the past year have said they
have had Gang-Bang Sec Checks recently."
Genetic Entity. A low-grade soul that stores whole track
engrams (memories of pain and unconsciousness from the last few
trillion years of the patient's life) like the clam incident
(people descended from clams, according to Hubbard.) The concept of
the GE can be hard to understand until one realizes that it is
unadulterated nonsense, like much of Scientology.
1. Gross Income. One of the most important Stats (statistics)
for cult groups. 2. Good Indicators; a smiling face after an
auditing or "therapy" action.
the Guardian's Office. The cult's KGB, responsible for
attacking SPs, (qv) publishing Dead Agent materials (largely
manufactured dirty laundry on perceived enemies), framing political
figures and judges, intimidating witnesses, etc. Now renamed OSA,
the Office of Special Affairs, qv.
a rhetorical construct that postulates that the mere
mention of the holocaust in an argument renders it null and void,
as the slaughter of seven million Jews in WWII is a singularly
momentous and ghastly historical event. Some people stretch the law
to apply to mentioning Nazis and the Third Reich generally in any
debate, but this is a dubious over-extension at best. "You are
comparing the RPF to Nazi concentration camps? I hereby invoke
this has been used to refer to both Golden Era Studios and
Gold base, now usually referred to as INT, as most INT orgs have
relocated there. In the Sea Org we used to refer to GOLD as "over
the rainbow", and meant a "secret" location in Hemet. - Miss X.
"Golden Era Productions, in charge of producing e-meters, films,
television advertisements, and lectures on cassettes. Includes PDO
(Planetary Dissemination Org)." - Jonathon Barbera. Note: E-Meters
were also produced by Bridge. Grady Ward: "My first impression of
Gold Base as Keith Henson drove me through it on Monday is that it
looked exactly like a Nazi theme park. A delightful little
caricature of a Scientology 'church' with a flowering bed in front
of it - surrounded by the nastiest razor wire, floodlights, and
video observation cameras I have ever seen."
Golden Age of Tech,
the. Releases from 1996 reportedly sharpen up
auditing. Apparently the "100% Standard Tech" sold to public over
the last several years was not standard after all. The changes to
unalterable tech include: a revamping of the E-meter with a
variable gain; a student certainty course covering the barriers to
study, parts of the student hat, the TRs, and the metering courses;
the Golden Age of Tech Drills which are rote handlings compiled
from HCOBs and put in quiz/drill form for training on a twin basis
for grades and solo auditing courses; a read generator has been
added to the E-meter; and more emphasis on study and drilling to
the point of not having to think about what to do in a particular
fair weather. A PR technique which all Scientologists
are instructed in to automatically handle criticisms with bland
statements about other things. The idea is to discuss something
"non-reactive" to the person, and also steer the topic away from
Scientology, a topic Scientologists are indoctrinated to not
discuss in any depth for obvious reasons. See PR.
Goals Problems Mass. A supposed mass which develops when one
is thwarted from reaching a Goal by a Problem or stop.
preliminary steps to the true enlightenment and
understanding of Body Thetans (evil spirits inhabiting the body) on
the OT (Operating Thetan; a person as a spirit able to operate free
of the body) levels. The Grades range from 0, learning to talk, to
VII, clear certainty, and come before clear (a person who is freed
from the effects of the Reactive Mind; the place where all the
memories of pain and unconsciousness are stored) on the Bridge.
Actions before the Grades usually include Life repair, Purification
rundown (which involves sweating in a sauna, running, and taking
vitamin overdoses for a fee of $2,000) and the Drug Rundown, said
to remove the harmful effects of drugs by using the E-Meter. The
typical sequence for processing then goes up the numbered Grades.
See also Class, Bridge, Level.
learn to communicate with anyone about anything. Too bad
no one in Scientology has reached this level! See Class 0.
(I) learn to handle your Problems, as long as they don't
include being a victim of a money-grubbing cult.
(II) Overts and Withholds, your dirty laundry aired in
public. Don't tell them anything you wouldn't mind posted to Usenet
or given out in pamphlets to your neighbors, co-workers and
(III) deals with Upsets.
(IV) Service Facsimiles, "I'm right and you're wrong" type
of blaming behavior. Guess that lots of people in this "church"
need it. See Ser Fac.
(recently, last decade or so, New Era Dianetics (NED,
qv) was put here. If the mark 'goes clear' on new era dianetics
then grades 5, 6, and 7 are skipped. The person does a simple
process called the sunshine rundown, and goes on to OT 1) (No; the
cult doesn't call it Grade 4.5. This is where it would be
(V) Power, awareness of self as source. I got the Power,
yeah, yeah. Just keep repeating it; you couldn't really be wasting
thousands of dollars, could you? After all, this is America! You
should be able to buy spiritual freedom! (God knows, you can buy
everything else.) See Power processing.
preparation for the Clearing Course. R6EW, Routine Six,
End Words. Meant to release the locks from the reactive mind. End
Words are a kind of verbal lock that keeps the reactive mind or
whatever in restimulation; more pseudoscience on parade. See R6EW.
Clearing course. Wow! At last you can throw away your
glasses, a la Bates! You'll have perfect recall of what you ate for
dinner! Your IQ will zoom! Your eyes will become glazed! Your
pockets will be feeling a severe drain! (Unless your last name is
Gates.) You're now ready for OT 1; last chance for cognitive
dissonance before the railroad to Total Freedom (tm) routes you
straight to hell, or a close approximation thereof, and all for
just $129.99$! (Oops! I mean $129,000.99!) Visa or Amex accepted,
but cash preferred. Loans available at 25% per week. Financial help
with getting a mortgage on your house free of charge. See Clear
a gradual approach to brainwashing that Scientology
employs so as not to scare off potential recruits. Things like
OT-III, widely available over the net, are deemed to be
"out-gradient", as they drive away raw recruits because they look
like insane gibberish sputtered from the foaming mouth of a
brain-fevered baboon. Also called a "gradient scales approach".
Deviating from this tech is called going "out gradient"; a serious
the green volumes of the OEC (Organization Executive
Course; a high-level and very expensive course that teaches
executives how to manage an organization. Used to siphon money from
Class V Orgs, lower level Orgs, uplines to higher level Orgs that
run the course) that contain Scientology policy. See "Red Vols,
a mixture of benzedrine, vitamins, and glutamic acid
Hubbard thought helped the auditing "therapy" go smoothly. See also