The ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5
by Martin Hunt
Stand: 22 Jul 2000
- Wall of Clay,
the extensive clay demos of Plasticine (tm) done on
the Pro TRs (professional training routines for auditor
"therapists.") A whole chapter from a book needs to be clay demoed.
It can take over a week of 16 hour days, if doing TRs (training
routines) the hard way, according to SO (Sea Org) standards.
- Wall of Fire,
the OT 3 incident with atomic bombs being dropped on
our frozen souls on Hawaii. See Incident Two, OT 3.
the Watchdog Committee. A high-level cult security arm
designed to keep an eye on the other branches. Jonathon Barbera:
"Senior-most management organization in the Church of Scientology.
WDC Chairman is, officially, the head of the Church. In 1993 this
post was held by the CO CMO INT somewhat secretly, but it may be
policy for these two posts to be held by the same individual. This
organization oversees large areas of Scientology such as OSA, WISE,
SMI, SO Service Orgs, etc. and each one of these areas are overseen
by a specific executive (referred to as WDC OSA, WDC SMI, etc.).
which does not exist. Used after ARSCC, as: "the arscc
(wdne)" or tarsccdne. See ARSCC, TARSCCDNE.
- White Glove,
a clean-up make-work done at the end of each week by
Sea Org staff. It usually entails removing every speck of dust from
a room with dirty grey rags and little or no cleaning supplies to a
standard whereby a white glove wielded by the superior cannot pick
up anything when wiped on various surfaces around the area
involved. Of course, if a group is downstat, the cleanup takes
longer; white-glove inspections can take many hours. "This is the
sixth flunk on the white glove in this room; if I have to come back
again if it doesn't pass next time you're all staying and working
for another five hours to get your fucking stats up!"
the timeline of trillions of years of memory
Scientologists claim to have. "Sally has major Overts from six
million years ago on her Wholetrack."
a reason to explain why something happens; a cause. "We need
to find the why behind the failure of Operation Snow White."
a success from a Scientology perspective. "David Miscavige
announced some Big Wins we had in Germany in 1994." See "Big Win",
World Institute of Scientology Enterprises. Business
department of Scientology. Licenses L. Ron Hubbard's "Tech" to
corporations and then infiltrates them in high-level takeovers. A
cult front-group, now located at the HGB, qv.
after committing an Overt (undisclosed bad act), people
try to hide it or Withhold it; thus a Withhold is what you're
hiding. "Sit down and write up your Overts and Withholds." See MU.
a derogatory and racist term the cult co-opted from British
slang, and now uses to refer to people outside of Scientology's
- Wog world,
the mundane society away from the totally free supermen
inside the cult of Scientology, seen as an aberrated sea of
insanity and criminality to be feared and avoided.
- Word clearing,
a very common and central activity in the cult.
There are nine formal methods of word clearing, many being done on
the E-meter with an auditor (word-clearer). See the individual
methods under M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, M6, M7, M8 and M9. See in
particular M3 and M4 for a more detailed explanation of what word
clearing does and what its real purpose is.
Western US. See CLO.