The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
to fix something up or solve a problem. "Helena Kobrin and
Elaine Siegel were assigned to handle the situation in ars."
the HCO (Hubbard Communications Office) Are Secretary; a petty
executive in charge of HCO, one of the nine divisions in an org.
The HAS (pronounced like has), is often the person who recruits for
staff; personnel is one of their duties.
Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. A
precursor to the IAS, qv. Just another way to make money; all
Scientologists must buy memberships in the IAS for about a $1,000.
noun. A post or job. "She's wearing the Ethics Hat now."
verb. To train for a post or job. "He is fully Hatted as the
a feeling of ownership or possession; something quite
unfamiliar to SO (Sea Org) members. "Pete had such Havingness after
he bought his Tech Dictionary." See beingness.
Hubbard Communication Office. The center of power while L. Ron
Hubbard was in command of the cult (1950-1986); produced the
HCO-policy letters and HCO "tech" bulletins.
Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, a red on white
directive containing Hubbardian "tech" for auditing or "therapy"
Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, a green on
white issue containing administrative policy.
the Hubbard Communications Office (HCO) Executive Secretary,
one of the three executives directly under the ED, the Executive
Director, along with the PES and OES. Also called the HCO Exec Sec.
Held From Above. HFA is added to a post title when there is no
one posted to a position. A post is then "held from above" by the
next person up the chain of command on the org board. - Miss X.
the Hollywood Guaranty [sic] Building, a twelve story office
building at Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar formerly owned by the Bank
of America. It is an old building that was constructed in the 1920s
and purchased by Scientology with cash in the mid-'80s. All
International management (upper middle management above continents
and below *INT* - see Int) is located in this building. It is a
twenty minute walk from the Cedars Complex, and houses IHELP, OSA
Int, and the CMO IXU (Internal eXtension Unit), WISE Int, ABLE Int,
and more. The various orgs on different floors in 1993 looked like
this: 12th floor - OSA Int (includes office of the President of
CSI). 11th - CMO IXU, AVU Int, confidential space. 10th - FCB,
Networks. 9th - FB. 8th - FB, IHELP Int, SMI Int. 7th - WISE Int,
ABLE Int. 6th - Dining room, canteen. 5th through 1st - ITO. 1st -
LRH Exhibit, lobby. Basement - HGB Estates, FB's mimeo collection,
the Hubbard Guidance Center; the place where the expensive
auditing of Scientology processes or crude psychotherapy is done.
"The HGC is down the hall on the right."
a serious offense within the cult. "Going by a
misunderstood word is a High Crime."
a serious situation or problem area for Scientology
requiring immediate attention. "OSA now considers ars to be a Hill
History of Man; an L. Ron Hubbard book which purports that the
Piltdown Man hoax was the ancestor of modern man, and that we
evolved from clams, among many other absurdities. Recommended
Ho' of Babylon,
a nickname given to Helena Kobrin, a lawyer for the
cult of Scientology who sent out threatening letters to numerous
net.surfers in a crude attempt to silence them. (Ho means whore,
prostitute.) See Kobrigram.
Hollywood Guaranty [sic] Building,
Hubbard Qualified Scientologist course.
L. Ron Hubbard. See "Ron."
a humourous term for a Scientologist, coined by
Science-Fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein. See Clam.
(also Huborg) a pun combining Hubbard + Star Trek's
"Borg", as Scientologists are seen to have a collective hive
mentality at times akin to the science-fiction Borg. It has also
been claimed that it is a combination of Hubbard + Org [anization],
with an earlier genesis; it is possible that it has had two
distinct origins. "They've been assimilated into the Hubborg