The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
- Oat Tea,
what the bus driver sometimes calls the OT or Operating
Thetan levels of Scn's bizarre space-opera auditing "technology" in
which body thetans are removed from the mark for a few thousand
- Obedience to authority,
see Milgram experiment.
low-level "therapy" procedures meant to instill
pliability and sheep-like passivity in new Scientologists. Most
involve physical manipulation of the body, on the premise that the
"raw meat" is too "low-toned" to be run or real auditing. See
see Orange County.
Organization Executive Course. An executive training course
and its associated policy in HCOPLs, Hubbard Communication Office
Policy Letters, collected into a set of eight large numbered green
volumes, also called the "Green Vols." A person knowing the data in
these volumes fully and applying it could completely reverse any
down-trending statistics, or even a bring back a failing company,
Hubbard says. "OEC 0 is the Basic Staff Volume; read it before you
commit a crime on post." See also "Red Vols."
the Organization Executive Secretary, one of the three
executives directly under the ED, the Executive Director, along
with the HES and PES. Also called the Org Exec Sec.
- Off lines,
not paying and taking Scientology training or "therapy".
- One One or 1.1,
someone stuck at 1.1 on Hubbard's emotional Tone
Scale, an SP (Suppressive Person; someone who disagrees with
Scientology and deserves to be destroyed because of their beliefs.)
See Tone Scale.
- On lines,
taking Scientology services in the form of processing
"therapy" or training. Also used loosely as meaning in contact or
communication with, as "Mary has a Psych on her lines." See lines.
- On Source,
following Hubbard exactly as written; being true to
Hubbard's word. See Source.
Organization of Scientology, pronounced "ooze". Similar to Co$
and many others, a joking name for Scientology sometimes used by
its critics, in this case as a protest against the application of
the term "church" (as in CoS, Church of Scientology) to what is
essentially a giant con game cum criminal conspiracy.
- Operating Thetan,
the exalted state that is the target of Scn's
weird "technology" of removing body thetans, said to be accompanied
by strange powers like the ability to kill someone with a thought
or fry a bug at a considerable distance. See OT.
- Operation Foot Bullet,
a joke at Scientology's expense; the
Scientologists whose job it is to "contribute" to ars often seem to
be doing so poorly, it is as if they're shooting themselves in the
foot. Humorously named after the seriously criminal Operation
Freakout and Operation Snow White. There's been some call to update
this to Operation Foot Bazooka, given the incredible stunts the
cult has pulled recently like suing the German government.
- Operation Freakout,
a plan to carry out the Fair Game policy, the
policy of attacking perceived Scientology enemies, on Paulette
Cooper, the author of the book "The Scandal of Scientology." The GO
(Guardian's Office, the cult's KGB-like security organization
responsible for covert operations and dirty tricks of all kinds)
operation involved framing Ms. Cooper with a bomb threat made to
the Arab Consulate, among other things.
- Operation Snow White,
see Snow White.
- Op Pro by Dup,
an Objective, qv, that involves copying the
auditor's simple hand motions like the child's game of pat-a-cake.
a situation of opposition to a terminal or person, giving
a reason to fight. "Sue started Op-Terming with the SPs on ars; she
would have been better off not giving them a game."
- Orange County,
OC, - also abbreviated SOC for Scientology Orange
County. When I was in the Sea Org it was located on Irvine Blvd in
Tustin, CA. - Miss X.
Noun. Organization; a cult group, internally called a
"Church." Org usually refers to a Class IV Org (now Class V);
Higher up than a low level Mission or franchise, but lower than a
Class XII Org, or Advanced Org, (AO), or Saint Hill Org. ASHO
stands for the American Saint Hill Org, while AOLA stands for the
Advanced Org, Los Angeles. Both ASHO and AOLA are higher up the
power chain than a Class V Org.
- Organization Executive Course,
- Org Board,
a map to the massive cult bureaucracy; details every
post, division, department, executive, etc. that go to make up a
Scientology Organization. Some Org Boards contain seven divisions,
some have nine; they all have a large number of specifically
defined posts. See Division.
Office of special affairs. The "dirty work" department, the
cult's KGB. Took over from the GO, Guardian's Office, when the GO's
leaders went to jail for infiltrating government offices, stealing
and altering official files that put the cult in a bad light. "OSA
Int - Office of Special Affairs International - Oversees DSA
(Director of Special Affairs) network as well as handling
international external threats against the Church of Scientology
and international legal matters." - Jonathon Barbera. Also called
GOSA as a pun on GO+OSA, and as a means of putting the lie to the
constant PR refrain that "we've reformed; we're no longer
criminals". Yeah, right. Only the name changed, in fact; the dirty
tricks and harassment operations continue to this day. Just ask any
of the ars regulars for examples; many have first-hand experience.
OSA Int is now located at the HGB, qv.
Operating Thetan, one who is above Clear, a state of partial
enlightenment, and who is not just free of unconscious impulses,
but is free of other things too so that they can operate, and be
causative over the physical universe and do kewl things like fry
bugs, read minds, kill people with a thought, etc. Note: most of
the OT levels have been modified over time, sometimes extensively.
These modifications are designated "New OT (level)".
- OT I,
(OT 1), comes after completing OT eligibility and OT preps
(qv), this consists of walking about and counting people until one
has a "win", and similar god-like procedures. EP (End Phenomena) is
to extrovert a being, and bring about an awareness of himself in
relation to others and the physical universe. Also called OT
(Operating Thetan) orientation. OT I has had various incarnations
over the years. BTW, there's this swamp land I've got for sale in
- OT II,
(OT 2); consists of hundreds of boring "implants" written in
Hubbard's hand like "to be or not to be", followed by "spotting the
light" that accompanied the "implants." EP (End Phenomena; the
final result of processing "therapy") is rehabilitation of
intention and ability to project intention. With an EP like that,
it can't fail! "A series of processes directed at whole track
implant materials (GPMs) dealing with dichotomies and binary
thinking. Available at Advanced Organizations and higher." -
- OT III,
(OT 3); Operating Thetan (level) three, also called the
wall of fire. Deals with Incident 2, Xenu, the evil galactic
overlord, and the H bombs on Hawaii 76 million years ago. Hubbard
said that anyone who was exposed to this level casually would
"freewheel" through it, become a chronic insomniac, then get sick
and die. "Locating and auditing of body thetans on Incident I
(first incident in MEST universe) and Incident II (incident which
caused the degradation of these beings into body thetans and
clusters as caused by Xenu approximately seventy-five million years
ago). Emphasis on this level is ridding the pre-OT of body thetans
which are conscious enough to respond to the auditing. Available at
Advanced Organizations and higher. Partially replaced by New OT V."
- Jonathon Barbera. See Incident Two.
- OT IV,
(OT 4); the Operating Thetan drug rundown. New OT IV gets
rid of the effects of taking drugs in past lifetimes for a few
thousand dollars. You should really see this land in FLA; it is
near Clearwater... "Mocking-up and unmocking implants from Clearing
Course in order to prevent future implanting plus the handling and
rehabilitation of past auditing. Product was supposed to be an OT
Exterior. Replaced by New OT IV: handles the effects of drugs,
medicine, and alcohol by addressing BTs stuck to/in drugs,
medicine, and alcohol incidents. Audited by Class VIII auditors at
Advanced Organizations and higher." - Jonathon Barbera.
- OT V,
(OT 5); get rid of those damn Body Thetans! EP (End
Phenomena) is cause over life. Should be cause over your debt;
you'll need it. New OT 5 starts what is call New Era Dianetics for
Operating Thetans, NED for OTs or NOTS, reputed to be for removing
BTs (Body Thetans; evil spirit infestations) that didn't respond on
OT3. Physical universe familiarization, for only a few 'thou, was a
part of old OT V. "A series of drills directed at the Pre-OT's
handling of, and relationship to, MEST. Drills were to be done
exterior. Replaced by New OT V: A series of steps directed at
clearing the Pre-OTs body of body thetans with some attention on
body thetans which are causing particular conditions (including
health conditions, rock slams caused by the evil intentions of body
thetans, PTSness caused by suppressive body thetans, etc.) Audited
by Class IX auditors at Advanced Organizations and higher. 55
HCOBs." - Jonathon Barbera. Note: this level has been published on
the internet at many locations, however reading it won't help to
understand it much, as it is insane garbage.
- OT VI,
(OT 6); what, more body thetans? New OT 6 teaches the
sucker, I mean the Pre-OT, to do NOTs, New Era Dianetics for
Operating Thetans, solo. OT VI is very expensive; it is easy to run
up a $40,000 bill to get ready for the next step, OT VII. OT
ability drills for a few 'thou more constituted old OT VI. "Drills
dealing with exteriorization, emotions, and sensations. The drills
were supposed to be done exterior. Replaced by New OT VI: A course
which trains the Pre-OT on how to solo audit Solo NOTs. Available
at FSO (Flag). 14 HCOBs." - Jonathon Barbera.
- OT VII,
(OT 7); and still more? On OT VII one does NOTS, New Era
Dianetics for Operating Thetans, solo. New OT VII is cheaper than
New OT V, as only the six month C/S'ing and the final certainly
check are paid for and the main work is left to the mark himself.
Old OT VII was projection of intention and polish up for a few more
'thou...and you thought shouting was all you needed to project your
intention. "A series of processes, drills, and training steps
directed at intention. Replaced by New OT VII: the purpose of this
level is the further ridding of body thetans. Done at FSO (Flag)
and at home for two to three years. Product is an OT." - Jonathon
- OT VIII,
(OT 8); Rumours are that the EP of this level is to
cognite that Hubbard is god. After US $360,000, Hubbard had better
be god, goddamn it, otherwise you've just been royally duped! Will
you gain god-like abilities yourself? Plonk down the US $360,000 or
so to get to this stratospheric level, and find out...or you could
rent a clue for ten cents and buy a nice house and a couple cars
with the money you'd save. OT VIII is the top of the current Grade
Chart - OT IX won't be released until all the present Orgs are the
size of the old Saint Hill Organization in East Grinstead, England,
in the '60s - not until hell freezes over, in other words. The
Bridge, or Gradation Chart of Human Awareness and Abilities, tops
out at OT 15, in some versions, although information is sketchy for
the last few. OT 8 is a big expensive mystery, only delivered on
the newspeak-named Scientology cruiseliner "Freewinds" out on the
Caribbean. People who have completed this level have said that it
is a review of all of the person's auditing and a verification/
nullification of discoveries the person has made about himself,
that it is Route 1 and 2 from the _Creation of Human ability_ book,
that it involves looking into your past auditing folders in order
to spot any moments where you were being somebody else, e.g. past
life identities, which you have discovered on Int Rundown or NED
and any body thetans you have unleashed on OT III, OT IV, OT V, OT
VI, OT VII and on Lists L10, L11 and L12, then a meter check to see
if these identities are right or wrong items. At the end of this
new process (New OT VIII), you will have recovered all of your own
time track, supposedly. Two slightly different sets of the complete
process have been posted to alt.religion.scientology, allegedly
from people who have finished the level on the Freewinds. These
procedures do indeed involved the 8th dynamic (god), as well as
other steps, including material from _A History of Man_.
- OT IX,
(Orders of Magnitude). Prerequisites imply more implant
material on this level. The word "orders" may merely suggest levels
or may possibly indicate commands for the OT to perform as a
Scientologist. - Jonathon Barbera.
- OT X,
(Character). Rumors have suggested that this level produces
whole track recall. - Jonathon Barbera.
- OT XI,
(Operating). Probably further rehabilitation of the OT's
abilities. - Jonathon Barbera.
- OT XII,
(Future). Probably is directed at the OT's handling or
prediction of the future. - Jonathon Barbera.
- OT XIII,
Title not given. Probably incomplete or nonexistent. -
- OT XIV,
Title not given. Probably incomplete or nonexistent. -
- OT XV,
Title not given. Probably incomplete or nonexistent. If it
did exist, this level's product would be Total Freedom. - Jonathon
Barbera. Note: it has been suggested that the old OT levels have
been bumped up to fill these slots 9 to 15, so if and when these
levels are released to the public (supposedly only after all
current orgs are the size of the booming early Saint Hill), the
current OT VIIIs may be in for a shock re-doing all their old
levels over again, if they are old-timers.
- OT Eligibility,
a series of Sec Checks or confessionals a Pre-OT
must go through to prove they are ethical enough to do the OT
(Operating Thetan) levels. (And a useful source of blackmail
material should the Pre-OT decide they don't like the OT levels,
and want their money back.) "A False Purpose Rundown form which
verifies the ethics level of the Pre-OT. Rumors have suggested that
some Pre-OTs are required to make amends or prove their worthiness
to do upper levels by assisting Scientology in various ways. Done
at Saint Hills and higher organizations." - Jonathon Barbera.
- OT levels,
solo-audited (self-metered; the soup-can electrodes of
Hubbard's crude ohm-meter are held in one hand, and notes are
jotted down with the other; saves money (for Scientology) over
having an auditor do it) and expensive processes at the top of the
Scientology "Bridge." The levels currently run from New OT I to New
- OT Preps,
OT preparations, probably basic case handling steps to
make sure the Pre-OT is ready for solo auditing and does not have
attention on past auditing. Done at Saint Hills and higher
organizations. - Jonathon Barbera.
- Out 2D,
Illegal or immoral (in cult terms) sex.
not obeying like a good little slave. Welcome to the
exciting world of the totally free. "She is so Out-Ethics, she has
to be declared to get the Tech in on her." See In-Ethics.
- Out Point,
something that doesn't fit, or doesn't help to "make it
go right." A reason why something fails. "Jake's program failed
because of the out-points in dealing with suppression."
an evil or Suppressive (damaging to Scientology) act. Of
course, it is only an Overt if it hurts Scientology; shooting an SP
(Suppressive Person; an anti-Scientologist) under the Fair Game Law
(Suppressives may be tricked, sued, lied to, or destroyed, as per
policy) could be redefined as not being an Overt, as you did it to
help to "clear the planet", and it "did the least harm to the least
number of dynamics." "She has committed so many Overts, she can't
see her own Case anymore." See MU.
the habit of Scientologists in the Sea Org of
chucking people over the side of a ship. If they hit the rubbing
strake on the long fall to the water and break their arm, they must
have pulled it in. If they can't swim, they're just dramatizing
their wholetrack overts. In any case, it is their fault. The
pirates used the same tech, but they called it walking the plank.
Overts and Withholds, undisclosed naughty (anti-Scientology)
acts and the attempt to hide them from public view. Also called O/W