The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
International Association of Scientologists. The first six
months is free; after that, it gets very expensive. To receive
Scientological services, IAS membership is mandatory; even staff
are required to pay up, thus sacrificing their entire meager salary
for the fee, frequently. See HASI.
In Charge. Someone running a Program or project. "She's the
Tech Field Hatting I/C."
International Ecclesiastical League of Pastors; a cult
front-group headquartered in Los Angeles, formerly just across the
street from the main building of the old blue Cedars of Lebanon
complex, now relocated to the HGB, qv, on the 8th floor.
- Illegal PC,
a Preclear who cannot be audited by virtue of actually
needing some kind of help. Auditing is only for the able, or people
who don't need help, as per policy; it is for making the able more
able, or bilking them for more money. This paradox is explained by
the fact that people who actually need help are harder to turn a
profit on. Specifically, an Illegal PC is one who has had
psychiatric treatments in the past, or appears to Scientologists
like they have (a streetperson or prostitute, for example) and is
deemed too damaged to touch, and a serious security risk to boot.
"Jack Farmer is an Illegal PC; he may not receive the next auditing
level he needs and wants."
a hypnotic suggestion smashed into one's mind millions or
billions of years ago in Hubbard's Space-Opera Scientology
Cosmology. "One Implant was installed using giant movie screens."
- Incident One,
4 quadrillion years ago we were implanted with
visions of cherubs blowing horns, chariots, and blackness. That's
right; 4 *quadrillion* (4*10^15th, or 4,000,000,000,000,000 years!)
What's that you say? 250,000 times the age of the universe? Don't
let that stop you from believing, and anteing up the hundreds of
thousands of dollars it takes to get to this level of brainwashing.
- Incident Two,
75 million years ago Xenu, the evil galactic
overlord, froze us, then blew us up with H-bombs on Hawaii,
remember? Also called the wall of fire, or the OT 3 incident. The
cover of Dianetics is meant to symbolize this cataclysmic event,
and compel Wogs to buy the book by restimulating them.
Shown on the official Command Channels chart as Central
Computer Banks (CCB), but this is a part of INCOMM's Division 4
(Tech/Production). This organization is in charge of computerizing
Scientology and management. INCOMM does not have a CMO as it is
directly managed by RTC. - Jonathon Barbera. Now in the HGB, qv.
to read on the E-Meter. Generally used as a synonym for
ringing true. "Boy, that really indicates for me!"
describing a person who is upstat (increasing his or her
production) and not violating any of the crimes of Scientology.
"The new ED of VANF is very In-Ethics on her post."
the International Management level of Scientology's massive
bureaucracy, upper middle management above continental level and
below the INT level. Much of it is now located in the HGB, qv. INT
and Int are not the same thing; Int stands for International
whereas INT refers to the higher INT level organizations. Crew
members of INT level organizations are required to have an INT
security clearance which is somewhat difficult to acquire.
- INT Base,
a metaphysical Scientological concept of being able to
project theta into physical objects and other people to exert
mystical control over them. "Put your intention into that ashtray
and make it do what you tell it."
the unfortunate condition of being stuck in one's
body. "I was so Interiorized yesterday; my sinuses ached from it!"
- Introspection Rundown,
a therapy for handling psychotic breaks in
the cult. Involves locking the person up to prevent bad PR with the
isolation step, also called baby watch. Sometimes instilling such
wacky ideas as Xenu, Body Thetans and OT III can make people a bit
unstable; the IRD is used to contain people when they flip out.
to belittle or make nothing of. "Andy felt so
invalidated by the SPs on ars, he caved in, and left."
see Introspection Rundown.
Isolation Step, see Introspection Rundown.
- Issue Authority,
the right to publish certain of L. Ron Hubbard's
International Training Organization - located at Flag in the
late '70s. Formerly located in the Cedars Complex in LA, taking up
several floors of the HGB, qv. Course taught there include the
HPCSC, the FEBC, the KTL, and many others. The org is basically
just a large academy with many courserooms. Almost all the students
are from America, Canada, and Mexico. The Org is run by Sea Org
crew. See HGB.