The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
Tone Arm, a potentiometer on the E-meter that adjusts
sensitivity. TA motion indicates "blowing charge", or success in auditing
"therapy." Like almost every word in Scientologese, it has a loose
definition, and is often used to indicate happiness, general success, warm
fuzzy feelings, etc. "I was really getting some good TA on that editor in
acronym for "the arscc does not exist", the standard
disclaimer, usually lower-case. See ARSCC.
Technical Dictionary; the cult's wonderful study of semantics
gone awry; complements the Admin Dictionary. Recommended reading.
Hubbard recommends certain dictionaries in the Student Hat course,
and gives several reasons why certain dictionaries are bad. His own
dictionary fits snugly into his own definition of a bad dictionary.
Sometimes called the Tech Dictionary,
short for "technology", the quasi-scientific auditing
"therapy" processes and actions of Scientology, as found in HCOBs,
Hubbard Communication Office Technical Bulletins, collections of
which are found in the Red Vols, qv. "You are hereby declared an
SP, Sam, for committing Out-Tech."
Earth. Its old name. 75 million years old, according to
- Tenyaka Memorial,
a world-conspiracy that Hubbard was paranoid
about; he was convinced this mysterious organization was
responsible for coordinating attacks on Scientology, and that
various mental health organizations were in cahoots with it, along
with Nazis, drug companies, banks, Communists, spies, and, of
course, psychiatrists. Compare Tanaka Memorial, 1927, a Japanese
plan for world domination followed in aggression against China and
later in WWII, named for prime minister general Tanaka, d. 1929.
Hubbard seems to have misspelt and borrowed his paranoid delusion,
just like many other things in his life! (Dianetics from dianoetic;
Scientology from Scientologie, etc.)
a fully hatted (trained) person on their post (job), to
which particles (people or paper) can be sent to and from. A
dehumanizing term for people, but not a derogatory word inside the
cult. "After being Declared, your only Terminal is the
International Justice Chief."
1. Uptone. "That was a really Theta speech Miscavige gave
about how we are stopping the Psyches from taking over the world."
2. Life force. "This universe was constructed by Theta."
an email discussion list for Scientologists in good
standing. Discussion mainly revolves around vapid "wins" and hollow
"success stories", interspersed with the occasional plan to destroy
or remove alt.religion.scientology.
Spirit, Soul. "I now realize I am a Thetan, not a body."
- Thursday at 2:00,
the end of the week of production and making
money in the cult of Scientology. "The Execs are adding up our
week's statistics now; you better hope you're upstat by Thursday at
- Tone Arm,
- Tone Forty or Tone 40,
the top of the emotional tone scale, seen as
a godlike state of command and control of others; see Intention,
- Tone Forty Command,
an order given at Tone Forty, and therefore
filled with mystical OT, Operating Thetan intention that must be
- Tone Scale,
the list of all human emotional states, arranged beside
an arbitrary scale number from -40 (total failure), through 0
(death), to +40. "SPs are at 1.1, Covert Hostility, on the Tone
- Touch Assist,
a cult medical regimen meant to reduce ridges
(afflicted areas due to impact) in the body due to injury. Several
methods are used. One involves repeatedly touching the injured part
back to the object which caused the injury. Another involves using
the hands to smooth away the supposed built-up ridges or force
lines from impact between objects or flows. Yet another involves
sticking a finger on the body, and saying "feel my finger"
repeated, as always, ad nauseum.
the timeline of life's memories; both this life and earlier
Training Routines. Designed to train the auditor "therapist"
to be unresponsive to the PC patient. Side effect is creating a
cold and distant "thousand-mile stare" in Scientologists' eyes.
two-way comm. See 2WC.
- Two-way comm.