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ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v2.6
*Note, these words and definitions are specific to the newsgroup
alt.religion.scientology, and the subject of Scientology. For
terms like BTW, ROTFL, IMHO, etc. see an appropriate Internet
or Usenet terminology FAQ.
- AA, Attempted Abortion;
- Hubbard was big on these, being a misogynist.
According to Dianetics, mothers routinely tried to kill their unborn
babies with knitting needles, and thus we are filled with engrams of
being pierced through the head and body in our AA's.
- deranged, insane. "All those SP's on ars are heavily
- what engrams cause. "Martin has gone crazy out in the
aberrated Wog world."
- Association for Better Living and Education. A cult front-group.
The purpose of front-groups is to escape the bad name of Scientology.
- the area in an Org in which the training is carried out. "Betty
is down in the Academy doing a clay demo."
- see Acknowledgement.
- and end of cycle in Hubbard's weird communication
theory. Usually a "good", "ok", "I got that", or "thank you."
"Give me an Ack, or I'll just ramble on here."
- alt.clearing.technology. Often in small letters, "act", or with
periods, "a.c.t." The hangout for the relics of the cult who still
practice the weird cult "technology" developed by Hubbard, but who
have left the cult of Scientology proper.
- an auditing process.
- After Dianetics. Used on issues such as HCOB's and HCOPL's to show
the year. It's based on the Christian calendar, but with a base year of
1950 with the release of the cult classic "Dianetics"; thus AD 15 = anno
- administration. Detailed bureaucracy taken to new heights;
thousands of green on white issues written by LRH cover the design of
this monumental testament to inefficiency that would make IBM proud.
The OEC Vols (Green Vols) cover most of the Admin.
- Admin Dictionary,
- defines some of the thousands of new terms the cult
introduces with its massive bureaucracy.
- LRH. A final self-bestowed promotion, given humbly to himself
(there was no one else to do it) by Hubbard just before his death.
- used as a synonym for love or like. "I have a lot of affinity
a condition or level of high and climbing production. Aptly
named, as higher production means more money. "The stats will be in
screaming affluence again this Thursday at 200."
to alter the way something really is, and thus to create a
persistence. See As-Is. "If the Flag Rep keeps Alter-Ising the
Tech, I'm writing a K/R on her!"
- Amends Project,
a way for a down-stat Scientologist to get back in
good graces. Usually involves long hours scrubbing toilets, and
such. "Jeff's doing an Amends Project, as part of his Ethics Cycle."
Advanced Organization. A cult group that delivers the higher
parts of the Bridge, such as OT 1-8, the L's, etc.
one of Hubbard's ships when he had a toy navy. LRH loved to play
sailor-man. See Flag.
Affinity, Reality, and Communication; when a cultie meets a cultie,
a comin' through the rye. "Use a little more ARC when you reg, Sam."
alt.religion.scientology; this newsgroup. Often lower-case;
"40,000 people a month read ars."
see Author Services.
to look at something and make it vanish. "Jim as-ised and blew
some charge is session today." See Alter-Is.
the person who uses an E-Meter to find Overts and Engrams,
and audits them out of the PC.
the action of running Scientology or Dianetic processes on a
PC. Auditing usually involves a Meter, with the PC holding onto the
soup cans, and the Auditor taking down notes and asking questions.
"Auditing in the HGC costs over $500 per hour."
- Author Services,
a cult front-group who's purpose is to skim and
channel money out of the organization for the leader, currently
David Miscavige, also called ASI (Author Services International.)
bureau one. A segment of the Guardian's Office responsible for
covert intelligence; its functions are now taken over by OSA.
the reactive mind; supposedly packed with "overts." Also, anything
negative seen as coming from the reactive mind. "All you'll find on ars
is just bank talking."
the use of frivolous lawsuits to harass. "Scientology has
been found guilty of barratry, given the thousands of useless lawsuits
they have brought to court and wasted taxpayer's money on."
a person who is critical of Scientology. A Freezone term, q.v.
"Don't listen to him; he's just a basher."
- Basic Basic,
the earliest incident on a chain of engrams.
a word Hubbard probably stole from Nordenholz. Implies the
rewarding experience of being something, assuming a valence or hat.
Hubbard fit beingness into a triptych with doingness and havingness.
"I have so much beingness on my shiny new post!"
- Big Win,
something great that tends to be ephemeral or nebulous. "I had
such Big Wins all week on the Purif. I began to see what really lies
behind my case!" See "Win", "Success Story."
- Billion-Year Contract,
the newly-inducted SO member signs one, supposedly
coming back life after life to fulfill it. LSD users need not apply.
Bodies In the Shop. An important Org Stat.
- Black Hats,
the bad guys. "Ars is full of SP's wearing their Black Hats."
1. To leave suddenly. Also, the person who does this. "Sam Blew
off post today; he's our third Blow this week!" 2. To get rid of a
charge or mass. "I blew so much mass in my session!"
- Body Raisins,
a cute name for body thetans, q.v.
- Body Route,
to steer public into an Org, get them on lines, sell them
services, and make some money off them. The idea being that public are
such low-toned Wogs that they have no self-determination, and need
to be led like sheep to the slaughter.
- Body Thetans,
- B of I,
board of investigation. A cult kangaroo-court-like Ethics
board. "A B of I will be convened for Harry next tuesday."
along with clams and Grim Weepers, these are Wholetrack
ancestors to Man, and are responsible for the origin of human
belching, gasping, sobbing, choking, shuddering and trembling.
Also called "Grim Weepers", and "Weepers."
- Book One,
bypassed charge. Charge that has been turned on, or restimulated,
without being as-ised, blown, or gotten rid of. See "Charge."
1. See Bridge Publications. 2. Broad Public Issue; a notification
on HCOB's and HCOPL's showing issue authority and distribution.
the bridge to total freedom; the list of auditing actions
needed to get to the highest OT level, currently OT 8. The Bridge
costs roughly $300,000 US, and is depicted on the Gradation Chart of
Human Awareness and Abilities. Hubbard's "Bridge to total freedom"
has two sides. One is auditor training classes, the other is receiving
auditing such as Grades and OT levels. At the lower levels the grades
and classes correspond, this pretty much stops after Class 6 (Saint Hill
Special Briefing Course).
- Bridge Publications,
the cult's publishing business; also called simply
Bridge or BPI (Bridge Publications International.)
Body Thetan. Usually plural. Very plural. Evil spirits which needs
to be exorcized. "OT 5 consists entirely of running out BTs; what a bore."
a training routine involving two students; one is to sit
silent, unblinking and unmoving, while the other does everything s/he
can to get a reaction. The receiving student must simply accept
whatever is done to him or her, in what is basically a lesson in
passivity. The stated purpose is to train the student to be
unresponsive to a PC's originations during auditing. "The noise
next door is coming from the students doing their bullbaiting."
- Cal Mag,
Calcium/Magnesium mixture of unlimited restorative powers,
according to the famous scientist, L. Ron Hubbard. See Guk Bomb.
the Cult Awareness Network, a loose educational and group-therapy
association. A Scientology target for special hatred.
these refer to the ubiquitous OSA cancellers
who frequent ars and visit it with their censorship of people's posts.
soup cans used as electrodes for the E-Meter. The PC holds them
in his or her hands. "I was on the Cans for three hours today!"
The sum of one's problems, bad memories, Engrams, BTs, Overts,
Etc. "My Case has really improved by doing the Sunshine Rundown."
See Bank, Reactive Mind.
- Case Gain,
improvement in a PC's case due to auditing. "Paul had
tremendous case gain running Grade Zero."
- Cave in,
to destroy by giving someone over to the dark side of the
"bank." "Helena Kobrin wants to cave in the critics on ars."
the Newspeak-named Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, run by
Dennis Clarke. CCHR's main purpose is clearing away the "Psyches"
to make way for Scientology's advance into society. "CCHR is a
front group for Scientology."
a run of incidents or engrams of a similar type, or with the
mental mass in restimulation contained in the reactive mind.
Doesn't make sense? No supposed to. "Jim has a lot of charge on
the word `critic.'"
Man descended from them according to "History of Man" by LRH, and
the incident gives us painful engrams of being dropped onto rocks by
birds, and extreme jaw pain from the bivalve's hinge. This has become a
running joke on ars, with threads about clambakes, clamchowder,
snapping clams, clams in .sigs, etc. "Pope calls Scientologists clams
a means of defining how high an Org, Auditor, C/S, etc. is on the
Bridge; corresponds to Level or Grade. See Bridge.
- Class IV Org,
- Class XII Org,
- Class 0,
A Class 0 auditor can audit a person on Grade 0 after which they
can supposedly talk to anyone about anything (except that the cult says
they shouldn't talk to suppressives, or criticize the church, or talk
about their auditing except to certain people, or talk about OT levels
and the material on them (etc. etc. etc.) See Grade 0.
- Class 6,
Saint Hill Special Briefing Course. See SHSBC.
- Class 8 auditor,
A class 8 auditor is highly "trained" and can audit
anyone on repair stuff up to OT 4 (or the grades, etc.)
- Class 8 C/S,
a Case Supervisor (q.v.) trained to C/S folders up to a high
- Class XII Auditor,
trained to deliver the very expensive L Rundowns or
L's at Flag in Clearwater, FLA, using a form of auditing involving
yelling listing items at the PC.
- Clay Demo,
a Study Tech method of training involving making little
figures out of Plasticine (tm) on a table. "I've done 54 clay demos
this week on the Pro TRs."
a person audited enough to be free of the "bank." A low-level
superman-type person; a baby OT. "Samantha just had her Clear Certainty
Rundown, and is now considered a clear!"
a bunch of Body Thetans all stuck together. "I had a
cluster blow from my forehead during session!"
the Commodore's Messengers Organization. A Sea-Org run power
centre within the cult, started by the teenyboppers in hot pants
who used to serve as Hubbard's mouthpieces onboard his ships.
CMO Int (International) is based in LA, in a large building across
the street from the Cedars of Lebanon Center.
Chairman of the board.
- Coffee Grinder Incident,
this is where some evil dudes used a little
box to play a push-pull wave of energy over you and lay in a bone-deep
somatic, remember? ;)
a sudden realization about oneself having to do with
Scientology. "Fanny had a cognition about how her father was a
big Suppressive during Session; now she's on the PTS/SP course."
- Cognitive dissonance,
a Psych term! Horrors! It simply means the
inability to fit two disparate concepts into one's mind. For example,
a dichotomy like "I spent $300,000 dollars for all this" and "It's all
a bunch of garbage." The flip side of cognitive dissonance is that if
you get someone to do something, it is easier to make them believe
something, and vice versa.
the name Hubbard gave himself, no doubt based upon his
stellar naval career. "A picture of the Commodore hangs in every
Academy." See "Ron."
- Comm Ev,
a committee of evidence; a cult "justice" action. "Fred
was declared at his Comm Ev; now he's an SP, and subject to Fair Game."
the Ethics formulas of Scientology. They are, in descending
order, Power, Power Change, Affluence, Normal Operation, Emergency,
Danger, Non-Existence, Liability, Doubt, Enemy, Treason, Confusion.
All the conditions have formulas, and they are designed to get cult
members to produce more, ie, make more money for Scientology. Thus,
conditions are deemed very important, and Scientologists are often
seen scurrying about trying "improve their condition."
Church of Scientology. Also, C of S, CofS, COS, Co$. "Some
people on ars take `Co$' to mean `Cult of $cientology.'"
describing a Case Gain (q.v.) of such proportions that one's
Bank is knocked back forever. "I finally had my case cracked on
OT 2; it was a big win!"
an action taken to remedy a small tech outpoint. "I had a
cram cycle on my metering after failing to get VGI's on my PC."
noun. Case Supervisor. The person in charge of assigning auditing
regimens to Preclears; s/he tells the Auditor what processes to run on
the mark, and reviews the written worksheets of processing sessions.
verb. The action of reviewing and directing such processing actions.
"The C/S at AOLA C/Sed my case this week."
Church (or Cult) of $cientology international. Officially a non profit
verb. Dead Agent; to spread malicious lies and rumors about an
Anti-Scientologist person or organization, in an attempt to so
thoroughly discredit them that everyone will be disgusted with them,
and not listen to the information they have to give about the cult.
"Many attempts to Dead Agent CAN (the Cult Awareness Network) and FACTnet
(Fight Against Coercive Tactics net; a BBS that supplies information
about the cult) have been posted to ars (alt.religion.scientology)
one of the two divisions Class IV cult centers are cut up into.
Hours are from 8am - 6pm, roughly. See Foundation.
Degraded Being. Someone so infested with Body Thetans as to
be in-auditable or insane; used as a derogatory term.
Douglas jet aircraft resembling the Boeing 707, and used for
trans-Atlantic flights starting in the late 1950's. Hubbard said
they were used millions of years ago as spaceships to ferry people
about the galactic confederation. I wonder if Scientology will
apply for a patent, and sue Douglas for copying their design? ;)
the act of blacklisting within the cult; the result is an
"SP" who can be "Sued, tricked, lied to, or destroyed" as per cult
policy. "Eric was declared Suppressive at his Comm Ev."
a desperate ploy to recover lost children involved
in the cult, usually at the parent's behest; employs kidnapping.
Developed traffic. A particle sent unnecessarily to the improper
terminal; a waste of time or an item which slows down the all-important
a formula combined with vitamins and other materials to make
the intake of nicotinic acid more effective. Dianazene runs out radiation
- or what appears to be radiation. It also proofs a person up [sic] against
radiation to some degree. It also turns on and runs out incipient cancer.
(All About Radiation, pp. 123-124) See also Guk Bomb, Purif.
Hubbard's derivative mental healing therapy; scorned by
the mental health profession as being unscientific nonsense.
the act of severing ties with family, friends, and
loved ones that the cult often forces its victims to do when these
same loved ones are declared SPs, which the victim is PTS to. "I
was ordered to disconnect from my wife after she was declared."
sections of the Org Board Hubbard used to define all the
posts in an ORG.
- Div Three,
- Div Four,
Tech. Where the Academy courses and HGC auditing are done.
- Div Five,
Qual. Where one attests to actions, and gets certificates.
Also, where corrections are done.
- Div Six,
the public division; deals with routing people into the Org,
low level raw meat courses, showing hokey LRH movies, selling books,
David Miscavige; the leader of the cult of Scientology, presently
on the run from process servers. Also called the poodle. ;)
Dianetics. See Dianetics.
the act of doing something. See beingness.
a Freezone term. Describes people who are superior to
Dianetics [sic], the Modern [sic] Science [sic] of Mental
Health [sic]; Hubbard's first foray into the new "Science" of
mental health, misspelled from dianoetic, meaning intellectual;
pounded out in a few weeks in 1950. Also called Book One.
- Down Stat,
1. Describing the horrible condition of losing that all-important
production statistic; also, a general term of derogation or degrading.
"My local Class IV looks so Down Stat; it's dark, dingy, dirty, and
squalid, not to mention grotty." See Up Stat.
- Downstat or Down Stat,
2. Noun. Referring to Down Stat individuals; people
who are not doing well in a Scientological sense. "Farnham is a real
downstat; look at how miserable he looks on post. Route him to Ethics."
- Drug Rundown,
there's two of these, one at the bottom of the Bridge, one
near the top. While the Purification Rundown is meant to remove the
drugs residues stored in your fat [sic], the Drug Rundown is meant to
audit out the harmful effects of drugs on your mind. It's all very
spiritual. (Or is that medical?) See Grades, OT 4, Purif. See also
Dianazene, Guk Bomb, for comparison. Two things seem to be pulling in
different directions here; can you spot the out-point? ;)
to make an exact copy of; to fully understand in order to
obey. "You are Out-Ethics, Mr! You need to do your Conditions!
Do you duplicate me?"
the eight subdivisions of life. Self, Sex, Group, Mankind,
Animals and Plants, Universe, Theta, God.
1. Executive Director, the chief officer of a cult organization.
2. An issue type; ED's may be written by Executive Directors at the
local level. LRH ED's were written by LRH Himself.
- E-Meter, or Meter,
Electrometer. A crude battery-powered analog ohmmeter
used to locate Overts, Body Thetans, and Engrams; the PC holds the
electrodes (soup cans), while the Auditor watches the dial. Circuitry
is based on the Wheatstone Bridge; designed by Volney Mathieson. Current
"top of the line" models sell for about $4,000 US in a plastic case.
Actual parts list is about $50-$100.
- End Words,
words that act like locks to keep the reactive mind keyed-in.
a posited memory trace that remains after a moment of pain
and unconsciousness. Hubbard didn't coin this word; it can be found
in Webster's, and is part of the ISV.
Bad Vibes. "The Usenet Newsgroup is so full of Entheta
it's restimulating my bank."
Hubbard's word for being upset. "Suzy found ars so
enturbulating, she ran away."
1. End of Cycle, the end of a cycle of action; start, change, stop.
2. Suicide. "After your mission, do an EOC."
End Phenomenon. The result of a processing action. "The EP for
OT 15 is cause over the universe."
a section of a Scientology Org that keeps people in line, and
the policy that deals with it. "Keep your nose clean, or I'll route
you to Ethics, Mr!"
- Exit counselling,
and ethical method of recovering people from
destructive cults, involving talking and giving out information
in a non-coercive manner. "Combatting Cult Mind Control" by
Steve Hassan best exemplifies the methodology.
to leave the body. Scientologists believe we can step
outside our bodies in the form of a disembodied "Thetan", and hover
about looking at things. This is deemed to be a very important goal of
every Scientologist, usually only obtained at the highest "OT level."
OT 7's and 8's who have left the cult claim it is an induced
hallucination. "Exteriorization is the goal of the End of Endless Int
Rundown." See "Interiorization."
a mental image picture. "June has a facsimile of a dog
biting her leg."
- Fair Game,
the notorious Scientology policy of how to deal with critics;
they may be "Sued, tricked, lied to, or destroyed," as per policy. A
more recent policy has banished the WORDS "Fair Game", but the policy of
what to do to them cannot ever be cancelled. Scripture, get it?
"Dennis Erlich, being an SP, is subject to Fair Game."
a Meter read of about an inch movement to the left.
False Data Stripping. Brainwashing 101; an auditing procedure
involving correcting bad thoughts or wrong ideas. The ideas are located,
cleansed, and replaced with cult dogma. "Success Story today I had
a big win using FDSing to get rid of the False Data that Psyches are
trying to help people!"
noun. The wog society outside the Org. "The field is getting
so muddy that it's hard to get new Raw Meat onto lines!"
- Finance Dictator,
the person in charge of extracting money from all
the "little people" in Scientology. Aptly named, given the brutality
with which this all-important function is carried out. "The Finance
Dictator went after the Mission-Holders in a big money-grab in the
the former name of the ship Hubbard was Commodore on; the Apollo.
When the Sea Org came ashore in Clearwater, Florida, they set up the
Flag Land Base, a high-level Org. Now just called Flag. "I got my
L's at Flag, and my case was really cracked!"
Floating Needle. A rhythmic swinging of the Meter needle back and
forth indicating end of session, or completion of a process. Also
commonly used to indicate good vibes, as in "I've been F/Ning all day!"
Flag Order, a written directive.
an Ethics folder or Auditing folder in which Scientology collects
all the dirt on people obtained from auditing sessions which can be
used as blackmail to keep critics quiet. "Culled information from
folders has a habit of showing up on ars."
one of the two groups inside a Class IV Org; they work the
night and weekend shift. Day is the other group. "Sally works for
Foundation, while Sam is Day." See Day.
- FR or F/R,
Flag Rep. A minor post in a Class IV Org; a liason with Flag.
"Robert was the FR from HAW FDN."
an old name used before the more appealing Newspeak "Mission,"
the SO-run ship that cruises around tropical ports and gives
the OT-8's a hangout while they proceed with their auditing. Ah, how
nice it must be to be at the top of the Bridge!
a loose affiliation of people who still believe in the ideas
of Scientology auditing procedures, but who have left the cult. Ever
heard of the Reformation? The Freezone is a little more liberal than
the hard-core Churchies, as they like to call people in the cult
structure proper, yet they often still have the trappings of Scientology,
for example, the E-Meter, the concepts of Ethics, Overts, Conditions,
and the use of disparaging terms for outsiders, (Meatball, Bashers,
Field Staff Member. They recruit people into $cientology for
a 15% profit.
- Gang-Bang Sec Check,
a cruel process involving getting the victim to
confess to "crimes" while on a meter and in front of a group of people.
Used as a heavy brainwashing technique when a PC threatens to blow.
"Three people in the past year have told me they have had Gang-Bang Sec
Genetic Entity. A low-grade soul that stores whole track engrams
like the clam incident. Find it hard to understand? Who wouldn't?
It *is* pure nonsense, after all.
1. Gross Income. One of the most important Stats for cult groups.
2. Good Indicators; a smiling face after an auditing action.
Guardian's Office. The cult's KGB, responsible for attacking SPs,
publishing Dead Agent materials, framing political figures and judges,
intimidating witnesses, etc. Now renamed OSA, the Office of Special
Goals Problems Mass. A supposed mass which develops when
one is thwarted from reaching a Goal by a Problem.
preliminary steps to the true enlightenment of body raisins on
the OT levels. The Grades range from 0, learning to talk, to VII, clear,
and come before clear on the Bridge. Actions before the Grades usually
include Life repair, Purification rundown, (sweat and vitamins) and the
Drug rundown, said to remove the harmful effects of drugs. (Yeah, right.)
See also Class, Bridge, Level. The typical sequence for processing then
goes something like the following
- Grade 0,
learn to communicate with anyone about anything. Too bad no one
in Scientology has reached this level! ;) See Class 0.
- Grade 1,
learn to handle your Problems, as long as they don't include
being a victim of a money-grubbing cult.
- Grade 2,
Overts and Withholds, q.v. Don't tell 'em anything you wouldn't
mind posted to Usenet or given out in pamphlets to your neighbors.
- Grade 3,
deals with Upsets.
- Grade 4,
Service Facsimiles, (I'm right and you're wrong, guess what lots
of people in this "church" need ) ) See Ser Fac.
- Grade 4.5,
(recently (last decade or so) New Era Dianetics (NED, q.v.) was
put here, if a person 'goes clear' on new era dianetics the grades 5,6,7
are skipped. The person does a simple process called the sunshine rundown,
and goes on to OT 1) (No; the cult doesn't call it Grade 4.5 ;) )
- Grade 5,
Power. (awareness of self as source) I got the Power, yeah, yeah.
Just keep repeating it; you couldn't really be wasting thousands of
dollars, could you? After all, this is America! You should be able
to buy spiritual freedom! (God knows, you can buy everything else.)
- Grade 6,
(preparation for clearing course) R6EW, Route Six, End Words.
End Words are a kind of verbal lock that keeps the reactive mind or
whatever in restimulation.
- Grade 7,
Clearing course. Wow! At last you can throw away your glasses,
a-la Bates! ;) You'll have perfect recall! Your IQ will zoom! Your
eyes will become glazed! Your pocket will be feeling a severe drain!
(Unless your last name is Trump.) You're now ready for OT 1; last chance
for cognitive dissonance.
- Green Vols,
the green volumes of the OEC that contain Scientology policy.
See "Red Vols, OEC."
- Guk Bomb,
a mixture of benzedrine, vitamins, and glutamic acid Hubbard
thought helped the auditing go smoothly. See also Dianazene, Purif.
to fix something up or solve a problem. "Helena Kobrin and
Elaine Siegel were assigned to handle the situation in ars."
Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. A precursor
to the IAS, q.v.
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
the feeling of ownership or possession; something quite
unfamiliar to SO members. "I had such Havingness after I bought my
Tech Dictionary." See beingness.
Hubbard Communication Office. At the times of LRH the center of
power; produced the HCO-policy letters.
Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, a red directive containing
Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, a green issue
containing "admin" policy.
the Hubbard Guidance Center; the place where the expensive auditing
of Scientology processes is done. "The HGC is down the hall on the right."
- High Crime,
a serious offense within the cult. "Going by a misunderstood
word is a High Crime."
History of Man; an LRH book which purports that Piltdown Man
was an ancestor of modern man, and that we evolved from clams,
among other absurdities. Recommended reading.
Hubbard Qualified Scientologist course.
LRH. See "Ron."
International Association of $cientologi$t$. The first six months
is free; after that, it gets very expensive.
In Charge. Someone running a Program or project. "He's the
Tech Field Hatting I/C."
International Ecclesiastical League of Pastors; a cult front-group
headquartered in LA across the street from the main building of Cedars.
- Illegal PC,
a Preclear who cannot be audited by virtue of actually
needing help. Auditing is only for the able, as per policy; it is
for making the able more able. Specifically, an Illegal PC is one
who has had psychiatric treatments in the past, 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
a hypnotic suggestion smashed into one's mind millions or
billions of years ago in the 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
- Incident Two,
75 million years ago Xenu 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.
to read on the Meter. Generally used as a synonym for
ringing true. "Boy, that really indicates for me!"
describing a person who is upstat and not violating any of the
crimes of Scientology. "The new ED of VANF is very In-Ethics on her new
the unfortunate condition of being stuck in one's body.
"I was so Interiorized yesterday; my sinuses ached from it!"
to belittle or make nothing of. "Andy felt so invalidated
by the SP's on ars, he caved in, and left."
- Issue Authority,
the right to publish certain of LRH's works.
to restimulate and turn on an engram or incident so that the
PC manifests behavior from it. "John was Keyed-In by the sound
of the plane crash."
to be released from the bad effects of one's Reactive Mind.
"Dianetics can really Key you out, man!"
- Kha Khan,
an award supposedly given by Hubbard to those who did him
a great service. The awardee gets spared the death sentence ten times.
Knights of Xenu. They found Xenu locked up in a box, and let him
out, the naughty net.surfers!
- KR or K/R,
Knowledge Report, a write-up of a cult member's supposed
"crimes" given to Ethics; cult members are encouraged to report
each other's transgressions a la Orwell's "1984."
Knowledge, Responsibility, Control. The senior of the two
Scientology triangles, ARC/KRC. Control is senior to Affinity,
Keeping Scientology Working. A series of HCOPL's designed to ensure
Scientology lasts for hundreds of years, and Hubbard's name is smashed
- KSW course,
a course based on the KSW policy letters.
- KTL Course,
the Key To Life course. Involves lots of pretty pictures
to drive home the brainwashing. Quite expensive.
a program written by Homer to tell posters to ars when their
posts have been cancelled by the cult censor on Netcom known
affectionately as the "Cancelpoodle." Thanks, Homer!
see Class, Grade.
Long Fall. A swing of the Meter needle to the left of a couple inches.
Long Fall BLow Down. An E-Meter read involving a swing of the
needle to the left, and a consequent need to move the Tone Arm of
the Meter to keep the needle on the dial.
- Life Repair,
the cult's auditing and academy services. "Ken isn't on lines
at Flag anymore."
a light auditing technique that gets the thetan centered in
the MEST universe, so he knows where he is. Technique involves making
the PC look at trees, cars, people, touch books, etc. "Gary is outside
doing a locational on Robert."
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. Mediocre pulp-sf writer. Said in 1947
"If you really want to make millions, the fastest way is to start your
own religion." Scientology cult founder, author of the turgid
"Dianetics", born 1911, died 1986. See "Ron."
L10, L11, and L12. Special, very expensive Rundowns done by Class
XII auditors who shout at the PC holding the soup cans. The L's material
mentions the fact that the Reactive Mind is composed of Body Thetans.
Master At Arms. A Sea Org Ethics Officer, responsible for keeping
- Marcab Confederacy,
a galactic confederation and the denizens thereof.
It's a star system in the astronomy charts. It is also supposed to be the
source of most of the suppressive influences attacking the Earth at this
time and in the past. For the last 100,000 years they've been driving
cars, wearing business suits and fedoras, using telephones, and flying
spaceships. Remember that episode of Star Trek? "The Marcabians are
coming to Earth, and they're going to lay waste to it, according to
A derogatory Freezone term for people who don't believe in their
ideas. "Homer called me a meatball."
- Mental Image Picture,
a picture in the Reactive mind. "Bob has a stuck
mental image picture of an atom bomb going off on top of his head 200
trillion years ago."
- Merchant of Chaos,
a cult synonym for Suppressive Person. A bad person;
a person who speaks ill of Scientology.
Matter, Energy, Space, and Time; the constituents of the physical
universe, or the physical universe itself. Seen as a lesser domain than
the spiritual or Theta realm.
describing a display of inappropriate emotion; for example,
crying for no reason. "Mary has been misemotional since her last action;
she needs a repair."
the Newspeak-correct term for a cult franchise. Last I heard,
the package used to set up a Mission could be bought for $20,000.
Trouble is, if your Mission ever makes it, it will be taken away from
you. Also, a set of orders given to Missionaires to go out and do
some action, usually gathering money from Orgs.
a Sea Org members specially trained on a Mission, and
given orders, (which are often clay-demoed) and sent out to get
something done. "The Missionaires from Up-Lines arrived, and demanded
$25,000 from our local Org."
- Mock Up,
to make up; particularly out of mental imagery, but may also
apply to physical things. "Mock up a wall. Thank you. Now destroy
that wall. Thank you."
an nasty thing that one "pulls in" as a result of having
prior overts. In other words, anything that happens to you is your
own fault; you deserved it because you are essentially evil. "The
cult of Scientology has lots of motivators; they keep saying `look
what _ did to us!'"
Misunderstood word. The cult is fanatical about not going by one.
- M/U Phenomena,
the upset leading to blows that follows going by a
misunderstood word, according to the cult's "study tech."
a cult front-group that purportedly cures drug addition.
Narconon is used for cult recruitment; it's techniques have been
called unscientific, medically unsound, and possibly dangerous.
to say negative things; to give off bad vibes. Natter is said
to be caused by going by Misunderstood words, and having Overts, and
can thus lead to Blows. "If you don't stop Nattering, you're going to
New Era Dianetics. Dianetics on the wholetrack. NED for OT's is
abbreviated NOTS, and as this is done solo, with the soup cans in one
hand so the other is free to write up the session, it is then called
Solo NOTS. See Grade 4.5, OT 5.
George Orwell's "1984" explication of applied semantics.
"1984" provides much insight into the cult of Scientology, BTW.
Non-Existence. A production level; someone is said to be in
Non-E when they are new on post, not known to all the other Org
terminals, and not producing anything. There is a formula for getting
out of Non-E all the way up to Power. See Conditions.
NED for OTs. See NED, OT 5.
Organization Executive Course. An executive training course and its
associated policy in HCOPL's, 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 is could completely reverse any
down-trending company, or even a company, they say. "OEC 0 is the Basic
Staff Volume; read it before you commit a crime on post." See also "Red
- Off lines,
- On lines,
- On Source,
- Operation Freakout,
a plan to carry out the Fair Game policy (q.v.) on
Paulette Cooper, the author of the book "The Scandal of Scientology."
The GO operation involved framing Ms. Cooper with a bomb threat made
to the Arab Consulate, among other things.
- Operation Snow White,
see Snow White.
a situation of opposition to a terminal, 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."
Noun. Organization; a cult group, internally called a "Church."
Org usually refers to a Class IV Org; Higher up than a Mission, 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 than a
Class IV Org.
- Org Board,
a map to the massive cult bureaucracy; details every post,
division, department, executive, etc. that go to make up an Org. Some
Org Boards contain seven divisions, some have nine; they all have a
large number of specifically defined posts. See Division.
- Organization Executive Course,
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
files that put the cult in a bad light.
- OT I,
(or OT 1); consists of walking about and counting people until one has
a "win", and similar god-like procedures. EP is to extrovert a being, and
bring about an awareness of himself in relation to others and the physical
universe. Also called OT orientation. BTW, I have this swamp land in FLA...
- OT II,
(or 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 is rehabilitation of intention
and ability to project intention. With an EP like that, it can't fail!
- OT III,
(or OT 3); Operating Thetan (level) three, also called the wall
of fire. Deals with Incident 2, Xenu and the H bombs. Hubbard said
that anyone who was exposed to this level casually would "freewheel"
through it, become a chronic insomniac, then get sick and die. See Incident Two.
- OT IV,
(or OT 4); the OT drug rundown. 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's near Clearwater...
- OT V,
(or OT 5); get rid of those damn body thetans! EP is cause over life.
Should be cause over your debt; you'll need it. OT 5 starts what is
call New era dianetics for Operating Thetans (Ned for OT's or NOTS)
(reputed to be for removing BT's that didn't respond on OT3). Physical
universe familiarization, for only a few 'thou.
- OT VI,
(or OT 6); what, more body thetans? OT 6 teaches the sucker, I
mean the Pre-OT! to do NOTs solo. OT ability drills for a few 'thou more.
- OT VII,
(or OT 7); and still more? On OT 7 one does NOTS solo (usually for a
long time; depends on how deep one's pockets are.) Projection of intention
and polish up for a few more 'thou...and you thought shouting was all you
needed to project your intention.
- OT VIII,
(or OT 8); Hubbard is finally revealed as a god, and Jesus as a
fraud. After $300,000, Hubbard had better be god, goddamn it! Otherwise,
you've just been duped royally. Will you gain god-like abilities
yourself? Plonk down the $300,000 and find out...or you could rent
a clue for ten cents. 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
old Saint Hill in the 60's. 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. OT 8 - (big expensive mystery, only
delivered on the ship for public), ask Sobocinsky (not that he'll tell you
anything except that he's loving it. The ship being the newspeak-named
Operating Thetan, one who is above Clear, 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.
- 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 levels. (And a
useful source of blackmail material should the OT decide they don't like
the OT levels, and want their money back.)
- OT levels,
solo-audited and expensive processes at the top of the
Scientology "Bridge." The levels currently run from OT I to OT VIII.
- Out 2D,
Illegal or immoral (in cult terms) sex.
not obeying like a good little slave. "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 act. Of course, it's only an Overt if it
hurts Scientology; shooting an SP under Fair Game Law 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."
Overts and Withholds, q.v. Also called O/W tech.
Professional Auditor's Bulletin. An issue type. Some of Hubbard's
"technical" writings to his flock of auditors may be found in these.
a person seen as a thing to be routed, or a piece of
information in the cult's communication theory.
preclear. Someone who is getting auditing (spiritual counselling)
who is not yet "Clear" (Clear is the state of being free of unconscious
impulses that cloud your judgement)
the Philadelphia Doctorate Course; dates from 1952. Now offered
as a series of tapes known as the PDC lectures.
the list of senses, extended far beyond the usual five
- Piltdown Man,
a ancestor of man with huge jaws and a nasty habit of
using them to eat his wife, according to Hubbard. NB, this was a
hoax perpetrated on the scientific community from 1912 until 1953,
when it was proved to be a hoax, of a human cranium and an ape jaw
"discovered" near Piltdown, Sussex, England by Charles Dawson.
However, Hubbard never withdrew the ridiculous claim that the fraud
was a direct ancestor to modern man.
a pet name for David Miscavige, the dictator of the cult of
to wish into existence. "David postulates that the Psyches
will all be destroyed by the year 2000."
an Engram received while in the womb.
an auditing action.
the action of auditing a PC.
- Pro TRS,
the Professional Training Routines for auditors, involving
long hours staring at another student, reciting verses out of Lewis
Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland", bullbaiting (q.v.), and doing lots
of clay demos. "Our son was made into a zombie on the Pro TRs."
psychiatrists and psychologists. Seen by the paranoid cult
as being the ultimate in evil and corruption on Earth; out to destroy
us all by cutting out our brains with transorbital leucotomies, or
zapping us into submission with electro-convulsive therapy (ECT), or
zombifying us with selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRI's)
like Ritalin and Prozac. The cult front-group called the Citizen's
Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), a la Orwell, is dedicated to
destroying these evil beings.
Present Time, the here and now. "SPs are stuck in an incident
in the past; they need to be brought up to PT."
Potential Trouble Source. Someone who is in contact with an SP, and
therefore may cause trouble to the cult. "Mary is a PTS type III."
Adjective; "She is PTS to that Wholetrack SP on her lines."
- PTS/SP Course,
a training pack that deals with how to handle and
disconnect from SP's that are enturbulating you, usually in one's
- PTS Type 3,
or PTS Type III; a person suffering a psychotic break down.
the Purification Rundown. A cleansing process, intended to
remove drugs stored in body fat through running, taking megadoses of
vitamins and minerals, and sweating in a sauna for hours every day.
The Purif costs roughly $1,500, and takes about two weeks to do.
"There is no scientific evidence to back up the cult of Scientology's
claims about the supposed benefits of the Purif." See Grades, Guk Bomb,
- Raw Meat,
A derogatory term for public. "Body route some more Raw Meat
into this Org, Sam, or I'll send you to Ethics!"
Rundown. An auditing process.
- Reactive Mind,
the place where the Engrams are stored. On a higher level,
Engrams are revealed to be none other than Body Thetans. Also called
"basically an agreement", sputtered Hubbard. Trouble is, I
don't think the general population agrees with that definition. ;)
- Red Vols,
the huge set of red technical volumes that contain the Scientology
"technology." See "OEC, Green Vols."
register, registrar or registration. To sell Scientology services or
the salesmen of the Org. "Your next step after course completion is to
see the Reg, Sally." "We need to get more Reging done to boost GI by
a fixer-upper for when the 100% standard uniformly workable tech
fails or goes wrong; a common occurance. "Beth just paid $2,500 for
To turn on unpleasant memories. "By reading the OT 3
materials posted to ars, my Case has become heavily Restimulated."
- Rice and Beans,
naughty SO member's diet regimen. Guaranteed to lose
weight, or gums and teeth...whichever comes first.
Racketeering, Influence, and Corrupt Organizations Act. A bill
put forward to curtail organized crime, like Scientology, for example.
a solid mass which purportedly develops when two flows collide.
"He's creating such a ridge with the public." "I still have that
ridge in my forehead from the baseball that hit me."
- Rock Slam,
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. LRH is often called "Ron" by his followers.
Other names frequently used for him are "LRH", "The Commodore", "Source",
and "The Admiral." Born in 1911 in Tilden, Nebraska; died in 1986.
Rehabilitation Project Force, the cult's gulag where bad people are
sent for punishment or "rehabilitation"; a brain washing and penal
- RS or R/S,
Rock Slam, a type of "read" that registers on the e-meter,
indicating that you have an evil intention. The needle swings violently
back and forth.
Religious Technology Center. David Miscavige is COB of the RTC,
which holds the cult's "trademarks". That's right, "trademarks"!
an auditing process. "The Sunshine Rundown sells for $5,000."
- Running Program,
in an effort to help tired executives who only
worked 18 hour days, Hubbard devised a program of taking megadoses
of mineral supplements and running circles around a pole or tree
for five hours a day in desert heat. "David Mayo was on the Running
Program at Happy Valley."
- Saint Hill,
the manor Hubbard bought in East Grinstead, England, with
his ill-gotten gains. See SH.
Hubbard's money-making venture into religion; started
after Dianetics. Word comes from Nordenholz's book "Scientologie 34."
- Sec Check,
see "Sec Checking."
- Sec Checking,
Security Checking. Running lists of questions on a PC
using the Meter to find criminal behavior that can be used as
potential blackmail, should the PC ever blow or become critical of
the cult. Similar to a confessional; the PC is lied to and told
the revealed secrets and Overts will remain confidential, yet
the cult often publishes and distributes the items found by
Sec Checking, which are written down in folders at the time of the
Service Facsimile. A picture the PC uses to make himself or
herself right, and others wrong. "If you keep pulling down stats in
my area by dramatizing your Ser-Facs, I'll write a KR on you!"
See Grade 4.
an auditing regimen; PC holds the cans, Auditor behind the
Meter. Also called Processing.
Saint Hill manor, in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. Hubbard
set up the cult's headquarters there for several years, until he was
kicked out of the UK.
- Shore Story,
a lie told to cover up illegal activity or give a good PR
facade to fool wogs. "Your Shore Story will be that you are working for
an independent research facility out of Dallas."
the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course for auditors, given at
Saint Hill originally, and now given at any Saint Hill Org, like
ASHO (the American Saint Hill Organization.) The SHSBC is mostly on
tapes, and is very long and arduous (not to mention expensive.) It
is meant to give a very high level of training to auditors, and is now
a prerequisite to the higher OT levels. See Class 6.
- Snow white,
the code name for a cult espionage operation. Snow White's
goal was to infiltrate government offices and purge their files of
incriminating material that made the cult look bad. 30,000+ documents
were stolen from the IRS, the DEA, the Coast Guard, and the US Attorney's
office. Hubbard's wife, Mary Sue, was sentenced to four years in jail
for the operation, which was carried out by operatives in the GO (OSA.)
the Sea Org, the commanding, controlling element in the cult, partly
working off ships, partly land-based.
- SO 1 Line,
Standing Order number one line. All communications sent
to Hubbard, they were told, actually went to him, and were read by
him. Not true; there was a team of letter readers/writers to deal
with the volume, right down to forging Hubbard's signature.
- Solo auditing,
a self-auditing procedure used at the higher levels of
the cult's "Bridge." The E-Meter cans are stuck onto plastic holder
and held in one hand. Saves money, I guess.
- Solo NOTS,
self-auditing (solo) NED for OTs. See NED.
pains and aches "turned on" during session, or contained within
an engram or incident. "The PC got a heavy somatic in her jaw while
auditing a clam incident."
Science of Survival; an LRH book that details the dynamics of life,
and the principle that we are all just trying to survive. Recommended
L. Ron Hubbard is the Source (capitalized) of Scientology; his
written orders in the form of Policy and Tech, and his spoken words
on tape are Source. "I feel so much better after getting back on
Suppressive Person, an evil person; someone who criticizes Scientology.
a person who subverts Hubbard's "Tech" by alteration. The
name probably came from the idea of squirrels burying, or being
associated with, nuts. In the cult jargon, Squirrel refers to someone
who is too insane to follow Standard Tech. "Mayo was a Squirrel
because he altered Source."
- Standard Tech,
theoretically, all Scientology is 100% Standard Tech,
meaning it is workable. "Flag has the most 100% Standard Tech on
Statistics. Each Scientologist has to monitor his or her success,
which is transmitted to control organs, e.g. the ethic officers. Stats
must be up every Thursday, or the hapless cult indoctrinee is punished.
an auditing technique, using hypnosis to place the PC right
back in the incident, to see and hear it all over again from memory.
- Study Tech,
the cult's training methodology, involving ensuring the
student never goes past a word he or she doesn't understand, making
little Plasticine (tm) figures, and moving small blocks and toys about
with the hands. "Stewart payed $1,500 to learn Study Tech on the
Student Hat course."
- Success Story,
a coerced write-up required to complete any auditing
action. Success Stories are usually filled with bland, often
meaningless statements about "blowing mass", "having cognitions",
and "big wins." See "Win", "Big Win."
- Sunshine Rundown,
an expensive auditing routine similar to a locational.
See Grade 4.5
short for technology. The quasi-scientific auditing processes
and actions of Scientology, as found in HCOBs and the Red Vols, q.v.
"You are hereby declared an SP, Sam, for committing Out-Tech."
Earth. (It's old name. How old? You wouldn't believe
me if I told you.)
a fully hatted person on post, to which particles can be
sent to and from. Dehumanizing enough for you?
Technical Dictionary; the cult's wonderful study of semantics
gone awry; complements the Admin Dictionary. Recommended reading.
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."
the Theta List, where Scner's hang out and exchange anonymous
Spirit, Soul. "I now realize I am a Thetan, not a body."
- Tone Scale,
the list of all human emotional states, arranged beside
an arbitrary scale number from +40, through 0 (death), to -40. "SPs
are at 1.1, Covert Hostility, on the Tone Scale."
- Touch Assist,
a cult medical regimen meant to reduce ridges in the body
due to injury. Several methodologies are utilized. One involves
repeatedly touching the injured part back to the object which caused
the injury. Another involves using the hands to smooth away the ridges.
Yet another involves sticking a finger on the body, and saying "feel
my finger" repeated, as always, ad nauseum.
the timeline of life.
Training Routines. Designed to train the auditor to be
unresponsive to the PC; side effect is creating a thousand-mile
often ttyl; I've been asked so many times about this one, I
included it in the FAQ! Talk To You Later, if I like you. Tough
Titties, You Lose if I don't. ;)
United Freezone Alliance. See Freezone.
- Up Lines,
towards the top of the cult hierarchy. "All the money from
Class IV Orgs goes Up Lines."
- Up Stat,
describing a condition of having the all-important statistics
going up, indicating increased production and more money coming in.
Also, a general term of acknowledgement, showing a kind of Scientological
glow. After all, what could be better than having more money? "You
should see the new ASI offices in LA; they are so incredibly Up Stat it
would blow your mind." See Down Stat.
another personality. "You sure mock up a good SP valence!"
- Verbal Tech,
the sin of describing the cult's "Tech" by word of mouth,
or through one's own writing, deemed a "High Crime." "If you don't
shut up with your originations of what you think a Fall means, I'm
sending you to Ethics for Verbal Tech!"
Very Good Indicators. A bright, shining, smiling face expected
and rewarded after a feedback session with an auditor and an E-Meter.
"Sally was F/Ning with VGI's after her Sunshine Rundown."
- Wall of Fire,
the OT 3 incident. See Incident Two, OT 3.
the Watchdog Committee. A high-level cult fragment designed to
keep an eye on the other branches.
the timeline of trillions of years of memory Scientologists
claim to have. "Sally has major Overts from six million years ago on her
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", "Success Story."
World institute of $cientology enterprises. Business department of
$cientology. Licenses LRH-Tech to corporations and infiltrates them.
A cult front-group.
after committing an Overt, 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."
a derogatory and racist term the cult co-opted from British slang,
and now uses to derogate people outside of Scientology's purview.
sometimes spelled Xemu, the evil galactic ruler that supposedly
packaged us all up, put us on Hawaii, and blew us up with H bombs
75,000,000 years ago. What's that you say? Hawaii didn't
exist 75,000,000 years ago? Shhh! You'll wake him!
Some definitions from the cult's literature, provided by sdraper,
firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com (Anonymous User)
to make something diverge from a straight line. The word comes
basically from optics. *Aberrated*, departed from rationality, deranged.
a composite of two words, "analytical and attenuation, or partial
or complete dilution or weakening of the functions of the analytical mind.
The preclear goes "unconscious" for a moment in the session. (HCOB 11 May,
1. True anger is a hate hold. At exactly 1.5 on the tone scale we
have a total ridge. It's hate. When we move a little above or below 1.5
we get a dispersal. 2. Anger is simply the process of trying to hold
everything still. (from SOS glossary)
at the level of tone 2.0, affinity is expressed as antagonism,
a feeling of annoyance and irritation caused by the advances of other people
toward the individual. (from SOS glossary)
1. Complete withdrawal from person and people. There is in apathy
no real attempt to contact one's self and no attempt to contact others.
Here we have a null point of dissonance which is on the threshold of death.
2. A very docile and obedient, if sick, state of not-beingness. 3. No
effort, all counter-effort. 5. Apathy, near death, imitates death. If
a person is almost all wrong, he approximates death. He says, "What's
the use? All is lost." (from SOS glossary)
- Attention Unit,
a theta energy quantity of awareness existing in the mind
in varying quantity from person to person. (HCOB 11 May, AD 15)
1. The assumption or choosing of a category of identity.
*Beingness* is assumed by oneself or given to oneself, or is attained.
Examples of *beingness* would be one's own name, one's profession, one's
physical characteristics, one's role in a game - each and all of these
things could be called one's *beingness*. 2. The person one should be in
order to survive. 3. Essentially, an identification of self with an object.
1. Boredom is not just not doing anything. Boredom is an eddying
back and forth which on its lower harmonic becomes pain and on a lower
harmonic becomes agony. 2. Boredom is not a state of inaction. It is a
state of idle action, vacillating action where penalties are yet in
existence, and where they are grave, but a state in which one has decided
he can't really do anything about them. It's just a high-toned apathy.
(from SOS glossary)
at 3.0 on the tone scale we have the person who is democratic,
but who is somewhat more conservative than the liberal at 3.5 in his
attitudes and more given to social regulations, being more in need of them.
(from SOS glossary)
1. The *effort* which *counters* one's survival. 2. Any
*effort* the environment can exert against you. 3. What we're talking
about when we talk about a *counter-effort is the force of impact of an
engram. The force of impact which gives the pc an engram is a *counter-
effort*. (from TD)
any *emotion* that is *countering* an existing *emotion*.
you think one thing somebody else thinks another. Their
*thought* is *counter* to your thought. (from TD)
- Covert hostility,
around 1.1 on the tone scale we reach the level of covert
hostility. Here the hatred of the individual has been socially and
individually censured to a point where it has been suppressed, and the
individual no longer dares demonstrate hate as such. He yet possesses
sufficient energy to express some feeling on the matter, and so what hatred
feels comes forth covertly. All manner of subterfuges may be resorted to.
The person may claim to love others and to have the good of others as his
foremost interest yet, at the same moment, he works, unconsciously or
otherwise, to injure or destroy the lives and reputations of people and
also to destroy property. (from SOS glossary)
1. One who is unable to think of the other fellow, unable to
determine his own actions, unable to follow orders, unable to make things
grow, unable to determine the difference between good and evil, unable to
think at all on the future. Anybody has some of these; the criminal has
ALL of them. 2. One who thinks help cannot be on any dynamic or uses help
on anyone to injure and destroy. 3. Criminals are people who are frantically
attempting to create an effect long after they know they cannot. They cannot
then create decent effects, only violent effects. Neither can they work.
a belief in something which is contrary to fact or reality
resulting from deception, misconception, or misassignment. (HCOB 11 May, AD
5. The meter tells you what the preclear's mind is doing when the
preclear is made to think of something. The meter registers before the
preclear becomes conscious of the datum. It is therefore a pre-conscious
meter. It passes a tiny current through the preclear's body. This current
is influenced by the mental masses, pictures, circuits and machinery. When
the unclear pc thinks of something, these mental items shift and this
registers on the meter. (from TD)
a mental image picture of an experience containing pain,
unconsciousness, and a real or fancied threat to survival; it is a recording
in the mind of something which actually happened to the preclear in the past
which contained pain and unconsciousness, both of which recorded in the
mental image picture called an engram. (HCOB 11 May, AD 15)
2. Ethics actually consist, as we can define them now in Dn, of
rationality toward the highest level of survival for the individual, the
future race, the group, and mankind, and the other dynamics taken
collectively. The highest ethic level would be long-term survival concepts
with minimal destruction, along any of the dynamics. (from TD)
1. Any mental picture, that is unknowingly created and part of
the time track is a *facsimile*, whether an engram, secondary, lock or
pleasure moment. 2. A theta recording. All physical perceptions, all
effort, emotion and thought which a person experiences are recorded
continuously, and these recordings are called *facsimiles*. They are not
dependent upon an organism for their continued existence. Any *facsimile*
which has been recorded is there to be recalled - when the individual has
risen high enough on the tone scale, when he has regained enough of his
self-determinism. 3. An energy picture made by a thetan or the body's
machinery of the physical universe environment. It is like a photograph.
It is made of mental energy. It means copy of the physical universe.
4. The pictures contained in the reactive mind. 5. A full *facsimile* is
a sort of three-dimensional color picture with sound and smell and all other
perceptions plus the conclusions or speculations of the individual. 6. A
simple word meaning a picture of a thing, a copy of a thing, not the thing
itself. 7. A *facsimile* is an energy picture which can be reviewed
again. A *facsimile* contains more than fifty easily identified perceptions.
It also contains emotion and thought. 8. Means the physical universe
impression on thought and it means that section of thought which has a
physical universe impression on it and it has a time tag on it. (from TD)
1. A condition of alertness for counter-efforts that threaten survival.
2. A fast uncontrolled flow. 3. The emotion of fear and the dispersal of
energy are one and the same thing because the dispersal of energy makes one
feel like he wants to run away. (from SOS glossary)
- Fixed Attention Units,
attention units which are caught somewhere down the
time track in one incident or another in the form of entheta. (HCOB 11
May, AD 15)
a general or non-specific statement which is applicable to all
and used in Scientology to connotate a statement made in an effort to either
hide cause or to overwhelm another person with the all-inclusive. (HCOB 11
May, AD 15)
1. A ridge and is occasioned by loss. 3. Grief takes place where one
recognizes his loss and failure as in the death of somebody he loved and
tried to help. (from SOS glossary)
1. Refuting or degrading or discrediting or denying something
someone else considers to be fact. 2. Any thought, emotion or effort, or
counter-thought, counter-emotion or counter-effort which denies or smothers
the thought, emotion or effort of the individual. 3. *Invalidation* by
words is the symbolic level of being struck. 4. Basically, non-attention.
Attention itself is quite important for attention is necessary before an
effect can be created. 5. *Invalidation* is force applied. You apply
enough force to anybody and you've *invalidated* him. How *invalidated*
can he get? Dead! (From TD)
- Marcab Confederacy,
various planets united into a very vast civilization
which has come forward up through the last 200,000 years, [it] is formed
out of the fragments of earlier civilizations. In the last 100,000 years
they have gone on with a sort of a decadent kicked-in-the-head civilization
that contains automobiles, business suits, fedora hats, telephones,
spaceships. A civilization which looks [like an] almost exact duplicate
but is worse off than the current U.S. civilization. (SH Spec 291, 6308C06)
a person who has delusions of grandeur, wealth, power, etc.
(HCOB 11 May, AD 15)
1. A coined word, meaning *matter*, *energy*, *space* and *time*, the
physical universe. (from TD)
1. Such a word would indicate that a person did not display the
*emotion* called for by the actual circumstances of the situation. 2. Being
*misemotional is synonymous with being irrational. (from TD)
verb. To get an imaginary picture of. (from TD)
noun. 1. *Mock-up* is derived from the World War II phrase which
indicated a symbolized weapon or area of attack. Here, it means in essence,
something which a person makes up himself. 2. A *mock-up* is more than a
mental picture; it is a self-created object which exists as itself or
symbolizes some object in the mest universe. It is a thing which one can
be. 3. A full perceptic energy picture in three dimensions created by the
thetan and having location in space and time. Now, that's the ideal
definition. 4. We call a mental image picture a *mock-up* when it is
created by the thetan or for the thetan and does not consist of a photograph
of the physical universe. 5. Any knowingly created mental picture that is
not part of a time track. (from TD)
1. An aggressive or destructive act received by the person or one
of the dynamics. It is called a *motivator* because it tends to prompt that
one pays it back - it *motivates* a new overt. 2. Something which the
person feels has been done to him, which he is not willing to have happen.
3. An act received by the person or individual causing injury, reduction or
degradation of his beingness, person, associations or dynamics. 4. An overt
act against oneself by another. In other words, a *motivator* is a harmful
action performed by somebody else against oneself. (from TD)
1. Considered to be below 2.5. The neurotic has thorough concern
about the future to the degree that he has many more fears about the future
than he has goals in the future. He spends much of his time pondering the
past. He acts and wonders if he has acted correctly and is sure he has not.
Thoughts to him are as solid as mest. He is overwhelmed by sudden counter-
efforts. He is operating on a subcontrol center which has been itself very
blunted. He is ill much of the time to a greater or lesser degree. He has
colds. He brings "bad luck" and disaster. He is Homo Sapiens at his
irrational worst. 2. A neurotic is a person who has some obsession or
compulsion which overmasters his self-determinism to such a degree that
it is a social liability. 5. The computation of present time only. (?)
- Operating Thetan,
1. A *thetan* exterior who can have but doesn't have to
have a body in order to control or *operate* thought, life, matter, energy,
space and time. 2. Willing and knowing cause over life, thought, matter,
energy, space and time. And that would of course be mind and that would of
course be universe. 3. An individual who could *operate* totally
independently of his body whether he had one or didn't have one. He's now
himself, he's not dependent on the universe around him. 4. A Clear who has
been refamiliarized with his capabilities. 5. A being at cause over matter,
energy, space, time, form and life. *Operating* comes from "able to
*operate* without dependency on things" and thetan is the Greek letter
*theta* which the Greeks used to represent "thought" or perhaps "spirit"
to which an "n" is added to make a new noun in the modern style used to
create words in engineering. 6. By *operating thetan* we mean theta clear
plus ability to operate functionally against or with mest and other life
forms. 7. This state of being is attained by drills and familiarity after
the state of Clear has been obtained. A real *OT* has no reactive bank, is
cause over matter, energy, space, time and thought and is completely free.
- Overt Act,
1. An *overt act* is not just injuring someone or something; an
*overt act* is an *act* of omission or commission which does the least good
for the least number of dynamics or the most harm to the greatest number of
dynamics. 2. An intentionally committed harmful *act* committed in an
effort to resolve a problem. 3. That thing which you do which you aren't
willing to have happen to you. (This term is usually shortened to *overt*
and is used as a noun.) (from TD)
a person with delusions, as of grandeur or, especially,
persecution. (HCOB 11 May, AD 15)
- Present Time,
the time which is now and which becomes the past almost as
rapidly as it is observed. It is a term loosely applied to the environment
existing in now, as in "preclear came up to present time", meaning the
preclear became aware of the existing matter, energy, space, and time of
now. The point on anyone's time track where his physical body (if alive)
may be found. "Now". (HCOB 11 May, AD 15)
1. Does not know what is going on in his environment and
does not know what is going on inside himself. It is all unknown
and therefore unobservational-unobserved. He doesn't know what's
happening into receive or is the effect. 4. When a person has lost
his ability to impose time and space upon his facsimiles and his
memories he's psychotic, he's gone. 5. An avoidance of both the
future and present time and a shift into the past. 10. Computation
only of past situations. (?)
1. The ability and willingness to assume the status of
full source and cause for all efforts and counter-efforts on all dynamics.
2. When one speaks of responsibility he means "the determination of the
cause which produced the effect." 7. Admission of control of space,
energy and objects. 8. Willingness to own or act or use or be. 10.
"Admit causing", "able to Withhold." (from TD)
the bringing back to life of an engram in which a preclear
is stuck. The engram or some portion thereof is being acted out in present
time by the preclear. It is called a revivification because the engram is
suddenly more real to the preclear than present time has ever been. He
relives that moment briefly. He does not merely recall or remember it.
(HCOB 11 May, AD 15)
a secondary engram is a mental image picture at a moment in the
past containing misemotion anger, fear, grief, apathy - where loss either
is threatened or accomplished. However, a secondary can not exist unless
an engram underlies it. (HCOB 11 May, AD 15)
- Security Checking,
2. Withholds don't add up to Withholds. They add up to
overts, they add up to secrecies, they add up to individuation, they add
up to games conditions, they add up to lot more things than O/W. Although
we carelessly call them Withholds, we're asking a person to straighten out
their interpersonal relationships with another terminal. Our normal security
check is addressed to the individual versus society or his family. It's
what people would consider reprehensible that makes a Withhold. In a
Catholic society, not having kept Mass would be a reprehensible action.
In a non-Catholic society, nobody would think twice about it. So, most
of our security checks are aimed at transgressions against the mores of
the group. That is the basic center line or the security check. It's a
moral code that you're processing in one way or the other. You're
straightening out somebody on the "Now, I'm supposed to's." They've
transgressed, they are now individuated. If their individuation is too
obsessive, they snap in and become the terminal. All of these cycles exist
around the idea of the transgression against the "Now I'm supposed to."
That's what a security check clears up and that is all it clears up. It's
a great deal more than a Withhold. (from TD)
1. When we say *straightwire*, we're simply talking about
stringing a line from cause to effect through the past. 2. Straight
memory is also called *straight wire* because the auditor is directing the
memory of the preclear and in doing so is stringing *wire*, much on the
order of a telephone line, between *I* and the standard memory bank. 3. A
technique of direct memory. 4. In 1950 in the early HDA lectures we
described this as the act of stringing a line between present time and
some incident in the past, and stringing that line directly and without
any detours. 5. *Straight wire* is - the recovery of the actual time,
place and object. (from TD)
- Stuck in Present Time,
the condition of a person being incapable of moving
on the time track into the past. In actuality the preclear is in some
incident which forces him to be in the apparent present. (HCOB 11 May,
to squash, to sit on, to make smaller, to refuse to let reach,
to make uncertain about his reaching, to render or lessen in any way
possible by any means possible, to the harm of the individual and the
fancied protection of a suppressor. (?)
- Suppressive Person,
1. A person who rewards only down statistics and
never rewards an up statistic. He goofs up or vilifies any effort to
help anybody and particularly knifes with violence anything calculated
to make human beings more powerful or intelligent. A suppressive
automatically and immediately will curve any betterment activity into
something evil or bad. 2. The person is in a mad, howling situation
of some yesteryear and is "handling it" by committing overt acts today.
I say condition of yesteryear but this case thinks it's today. 3. An
SP is a no-confront case because, not being in his own valence he has no
viewpoint from which to erase anything. That is all an SP is. (4) Those
who are destructively antisocial. 5. A person with certain behavior
characteristics and who suppresses other people in his vicinity and
those other people when he suppresses them become PTS or potential
trouble sources. (?)
- Theta Clear,
1. It is a person who operates exterior to a body without
need of a body. 2. That state wherein the preclear can remain with
certainty outside his body when the body is hurt. 3. A *theta clear*, then
can be defined as a person who is at cause over his own reactive bank and
can create and uncreate it at will. Less accurately he is a person who is
willing to experience. *Theta clear* is stable. 4. *Theta clear* would
mean clear of the mest body or cleared of the necessity to have a mest
body. 5. There are two types of *theta clear*, the theta being which is
cleared of its necessity or compulsion to have a body and a theta being
which is cleared all the way on the track. 6. The basic definition of
*theta clear* is no further necessity for beingnesses. 7. This is a
relative not an absolute term. It means that the person, this thought
unit, is clear of his body, his engrams, his facsimiles, but can handle
and safely control a body. 8. In its highest sense, means no further
dependency on bodies. 9. An individual who, as a being, is certain of his
identity apart from that of the body, and who habitually operates the
body from outside, or exteriorized. (from TD)
- Time Track,
the consecutive mental image pictures recording the consecutive
moments of "now" through which the individual has lived. It consists of
locks, secondaries, and engrams. (HCOB 11 May, AD 15)
- Tone Scale,
a scale which shows the emotional tones of a person. These,
ranged from the highest to the lowest, are, in part serenity (the highest
level), enthusiasm (as we proceed downward), conservatism, boredom,
antagonism, anger, covert hostility, fear, grief, apathy. (from SOS
- Tone Scale,
the intention to exert effort bridges into the body by emotion.
In other words, the physical-mental bridge is called the energy manifestation
of affinity. As used in Dn, emotion could be called the index of state of
being. In the English language, 'emotional' is often considered synonymous
with 'irrational.' This would seem to assume that if one is emotional one
cannot be reasonable. No more unreasonable assumption could possibly be
made. (From the TD)
1. A Withhold is an unspoken, unannounced transgression against a
moral code by which the person was bound. 2. The unwillingness of the pc
to talk to the auditor or tell him something. 3. A Withhold is something
that a person believes that if it is revealed it will endanger their self-
preservation. 4. When a person should be reaching and is withdrawing that's
a Withhold. 9. Is always the manifestation which comes after an overt.
Any Withhold comes after an overt. (from TD)
The below was written by sdraper, and posted to alt.religion.scientology
with the definitions from the Technical Dictionary and Science of Survival.
The reasons for including it should be obvious.
In my words- I provide these definitions from Scientology materials
so as the interested reader may apprise themselves of the component
parts of the basics of ethics. Scientology is a religion founded on
ethical systems and conduct, by using the understanding that
freedom is found for the individual by that individual taking
responsibility for their past, present and future. Some criminal
organizations have recognized this as a threat to their survival or
criminal intent to rob mankind of spiritual freedoms and have thus
gone about in quite a methodical fashion to undermine the work of
Scientology in the community. The E-meter and auditor combination
can be used to locate and find criminal acts and criminal persons
within the Scientology organizations using security check procedures.
This is done so that either criminal actions can be repaired; the person
is relieved of their criminal impulses or the criminal can be expelled
from the organization. Scientology as a religious practice is about
the individual taking responsibility for themselves and others across
the dynamics. It is a good organization under attack, from ignorance,
from evil intent and from those who are not into taking responsibility
in general. It is my personal belief that their are suppressive
individuals in society, suppressive groups, chaos merchants and the
like who knowingly attack the truth either consciously or unconsciously.
They are repelled by the fact that others wish to stop criminal action.
They are repelled by a group that has the capability to find them out.
They are repelled by concepts of freedom, love and honour and higher
spiritual concepts. I don't mean to say that CoS or other Scientology
type organizations are error free, or pure of overt acts or anything
else. This is no justification for errors made in the past. But the
interested reader needs to understand that this is what the subject
is about, these are the basic issues involved. If this is not being
done then Scientology it isn't!
My own words on the FAQ follow
I have waited patiently for the cult to come up with a list of definitions,
as it is a suppressive act, according to their dogma, to let anyone go by
a misunderstood word. I first asked them to post a list of cult terms
many months ago; they have failed in their duty. They are suppressive;
deliberately trying to cave people in with MU's...just as they use
the R6 Bank symbols on the cover of their books to cave people in.
If you, or anyone reading this has any further acronyms you don't
understand not in this list, feel free to send me e-mail, and I'll add
it to the list. Keep in mind that this list cannot include all the
cult's terminology as contained in the Tech and Admin dictionaries.
Only terminology which is current and frequently used on ars will
be considered for inclusion in the FAQ.
See any corrections? Same deal; send it along. But keep in mind
I would prefer to keep the descriptions a few lines long...no essays
on one term, please!
Worried about my evident bias? Too bad! I was in the cult, and I see
no reason to call it a religion. Call a spade a spade, I always say.
Note that this FAQ was written for the purpose of cutting through the
recondite cult semantics, using humour and wit. As such, it is not
intended to be scholarly or "technically" accurate; many of the definitions
have been gathered from ars, and many more I wrote myself based on my
experience within Scientology. Only the definitions from sdraper and
xpolitic can be considered accurate, unless you believe the cult's
language is irrational nonsense, and in need of explanation by an inside
"These poor bozos think they're clams, not human beings, so what do you
expect them to do except hide in the mud, spurt at random, and end up
in the chowder?" - Stella.
Cogito, ergo sum. Martin Hunt, firstname.lastname@example.org