ARS Acronym/Terminology FAQ v3.5

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Some definitions from the cult's literature

A sample of Scientologese


The official Scientology glossary (not as complete as this FAQ due to a lack of inclusion of secret nomenclature and ars-specific nomenclature) is at:

See also the OT Levels & Confidential Material Summary List and the Command Channels Chart by Jonathon Barbera, Many thanks to S.S. for all the clarifications and corrections in this edition.

A: Return to the Index

(*), see Poodle.

{_}, see Chowderpot.

1.1, see One One.

2WC, two-way comm, two-way communication. Hyped-up technobabble for simply talking between an auditor and a pc or a supervisor and a student. Also TWC, Two-Way Comm. "Use 2WC on the PC to a win."

AA, attempted abortion. According to L. Ron Hubbard's book Dianetics, pregnant mothers routinely tried to kill their unborn babies with knitting needles and douches, thus most people are filled with AA engrams or hidden memories of pain. "The Preclear had 51 AA incidents in her bank."

Aberrated, Hubbard's term for derangement or insanity. "The wog world is heavily aberrated."

Aberration, an instance of insanity. Also, another term for an engram, or a hidden memory of pain and unconsciousness. "You are putting Dev-T on my lines because of your fucking aberrations."

ABLE, Association for Better Living and Education. One of many Scientology front-groups. The purpose of these front-groups is to escape from the increasingly bad name Scientology has earned over time by implementing its surprisingly vicious and vindictive policies such as SP declares (in which perceived enemies of Scientology are labeled as suppressive or destructive to Scientology's aims), disconnection (whereby family members are told to stay away from the rest of their family who are not Scientologists), Fair Game (in which Scientology's enemies may be sued, tricked, lied to, or destroyed, as per Scientology policy), etc. "ABLE Int - Association for Better Living and Education International - Oversees secular activities such as Applied Scholastics, Narconon, Criminon, and The Way to Happiness Foundation." - Jonathon Barbera. Able Int is now located at the HGB, qv.

Academy, the area in an Scientology organization (known as an Org) in which the advanced training is carried out. Lower level training is done in the Div 6, public division course room. "Route the raw meat out of Div 6 and down into the academy to boost the stats."

Ack, see Acknowledgement.

Acknowledgement, used to end a cycle of communication in Hubbard's rather stilted communication theory. Usually a "good", "ok", "I got that", or "thank you." "Give me an Ack, or I'll ramble on and on until I ARC break."

ACT, Often in small letters, "act", or with periods, "a.c.t." The hangout for the relics of the cult who still practice the strange "technology" or rituals developed by Hubbard, but who have left the cult of Scientology proper. Of course, some people have it that the group actually deals with acne pimple remedies... See also ARS.

Action, an auditing or processing regimen; an instance of the application of Scientology's "technology" on a person.

AD, after Dianetics. Used on issues such as HCOBs and HCOPLs (Hubbard Communication Office Bulletins and Policy Letters) to show the year. It is based on the Christian calendar, but with a base year of 1950 with the release of Hubbard's book "Dianetics"; thus AD 15 = anno Domini 1965.

Admin, administration. Detailed bureaucracy taken to new heights; thousands of green on white issues written by L. Ron Hubbard (Hubbard Communication Office Policy Letters) cover the design of this monumental testament to inefficiency that would make IBM proud. The OEC Vols (Organization Executive Course or Green Volumes) cover most of the Admin policy.

Admin Dictionary, a large green Scientology dictionary made up of quotes from L. Ron Hubbard that defines some of the thousands of new terms Scientology introduced with its massive administration bureaucracy.

Admiral, L. Ron Hubbard. A final self-bestowed promotion, given humbly to himself (there was no one else to do it) by Hubbard just before his death. L. Ron Hubbard was also referred to as Ron, Source (capitalized), LRH and the Commodore.

Adore, A Divine Operating Religion of Excellence; a splinter group. See Free Zone.

Affinity, used as a synonym for love or like.

Affluence, 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 2:00."

Alter-Is, 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, she'll be K/R'ed!"

Amends Project, a way for a down-stat (not producing enough or looking less than fixedly happy) Scientologist to get back in good graces. Usually involves long hours scrubbing toilets and such, followed by a mass petition collecting signatures of completion to break down the willpower and personality of the cult indoctrinee based on group rejection/ acceptance, peer-pressure and milieu control. "Jan's doing an Amends Project, as part of his Ethics Cycle; I'm not signing his petition until he cleans my room to white-glove standards."

ANZO, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. One of Scientology's "continents". See CLO.

AO, Advanced Organization. A Scientology group that delivers the higher parts of the Bridge, such as Operating Thetan (OT) 1-8, the Ls (lists that are shouted out to the patient), etc.

AOLA, Advanced Organization of Los Angeles - this org has had at least three different locations in LA over the last 30 years, and is currently at the Cedars complex.

AOSHANZO, Advanced Organization Saint Hill for Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.

AOSHEU, Advanced Organization/Saint Hill Europe - in Denmark. Also referred to as AOSH DK - located in Copenhagen.

AOSHUK, Advanced Organization/Saint Hill United Kingdom - at Saint Hill Manor, East Grinstead, Sussex, England.

Apollo, was one of L. Ron Hubbard's ships in his toy navy. Ron loved to play sailor-man. See Flag.

ARC, Affinity, Reality, and Communication; when a cultie meets a cultie, a comin' through the rye. ARC is used as a synonym for love or like or general warmth to be applied to raw meat marks (green Scientologists) to smooth the earlier stages of brainwashing. ARC = understanding, according to L. Ron Hubbard. The ARC triangle is inferior to the KRC triangle, which stands for Knowledge, Responsibility, and Control...which equal money. "Use a little more ARC when you reg people in, Sam."

ARC break or ARC-X, a break in affinity, reality or communication between two people causing upset, anger or tears.

ARC breaky, describing someone who is prone to ARC breaks, qv.

ARS, alt.religion.scientology; the newsgroup this FAQ is posed to. Often lower-case; "30,000 people a month read ars, according to Arbitron." (ars) after a definition shows that the source of the term is ars; terms which are sourced from Scientology itself have nothing after them. (act) is for terms from

ARSCC, Alt.Religion.Scientology Central Committee; It is a game. The OSA Scientologists have tried to represent opposition to Scientology as emanating from one or other focus - at first, it was Dennis Erlich. Later, it was FactNet. At other times and in other contexts the opposition has been represented as 'psychs' and the now-destroyed 'CAN' (the Cult Awareness Network). ARSCC (Alt.Religion.Scientology Central Committee) is just a kid's game, a troll, like the game of 'there is no Cabal' which is played on newbies on alt.culture.usenet. There is no ARSCC, so it is no use begging me to send you the Red and Blue codebooks. Even if I had them, I'd have to deny their existence. There is a real inspiration for this. At various times, Hubbard would allude in his bulletins to shadowy organizations such as 'Smersh' and 'The Tenyaka Memorial'; another example, taken from his mythology, is 'The Fifth Invader Force'. Another time, he described the opposition as just twelve highly powerful suppressives (yes, bankers and financiers). He just loved to spin yarns, and in honor of this, we do the same. (Tony Sidaway)

ASHOD, American Saint Hill Organization Day - located at same place as ASHOF in the Cedars Complex, Los Angeles.

ASHOF, American Saint Hill Organization Foundation (night and weekend org) - located at 1413 N. Berendo Street (now L. Ron Hubbard Way) LA CA 90027. Previously ASHOF was located at 2723 West Temple Street, LA (from 1968 until 1977).

ASI, Author Services Inc. 1. A Scientology front-group whose purpose is to skim money out of the organization and channel it to the person at the top, formerly L. Ron Hubbard. Also called Author Services. Jonathon Barbera: "Not officially on the chart. Probably immediately under RTC. It is senior to all other organizations but is not part of the command channels. Probably owns the copyrights and is in charge of LRH PR projects, the vaults of LRH's writings, and collecting money (through royalties) for LRH." ASI spends its money on several things: "special properties" ie, prints, rare books, LRH signed books for the Preservation of the Tech project - the bomb-proof shelters in the desert. ASI also contributes to dissemination of Dianetics, and operates the "Writers of the Future" SF contest held each year. 2. ASI - Applied Scholastics International, a cult educational front group.

As-is, to look at something and make it vanish like magic. "Jim as-ised and blew some charge is session today." See Alter-Is.

Auditine, a pun on Scientology's pseudopsychological "auditing" therapy, likening it to an addictive drug (benzedrINE, etc.)

Auditing, the action of running Scientology or Dianetic processes on a PC (a preclear; someone receiving Scientology processing). Auditing usually involves a Meter, with the PC holding onto the soup cans electrodes, and the Auditor taking down notes and asking questions. "Auditing in the HGC costs over $500 per hour."

Auditor, the person who uses an E-Meter (a simple, ineffective lie detector used in Scientology with a needle and soup cans for electrodes) to find Overts (undisclosed acts) and Engrams (incidents of pain and unconsciousness) and audits them out of the person receiving auditing or preclear.

Author Services Incorporated, see ASI.

AVC, Authorization, Verification and Correction, now the AVU, Authorization, Verifications and Corrections Unit. Set up to ensure that all the drivel that comes out is "on source" and not "off policy". AVC is part of RTC, originally it was the approval line for drivel coming out of the FLB, but now their imprimatur has to be on everything. The imprimatur means that the issue has been reviewed by a Scientology authority and has been given "IA", or Issue Authority (seal of approval).

AVU, see AVC.

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B-1, bureau one. A segment of the Guardian's Office (the cult's intelligence, dirty deeds and strong-arm tactics branch; now called the Office of Special Affairs or OSA) responsible for covert intelligence; its functions are now taken over by OSA.

Baby Watch, see Introspection Rundown.

Bank, the reactive mind; supposedly packed with "overts," or undisclosed acts, and engrams or moments or pain and unconsciousness. Also, anything negative seen as coming from the reactive mind. "All you'll find on alt.religion.scientology is just bank talking."

Barratry, 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."

Basher, a person who is critical of Scientology. A Free Zone term, qv. "Don't listen to him; he's just a basher." (act) See Meatball.

Basic Basic, the earliest incident on a chain of engrams, sometimes just called Basic.

Beingness, a word Hubbard probably plagiarized from Nordenholz. Implies the rewarding experience of being something, assuming a valence (another personality) or hat (an office or post in Scientology). Hubbard fit beingness into a triptych with doingness and havingness. "She has so much beingness on her shiny new post!"

Big Win, something seen as being of great benefit, but tends to be ephemeral or nebulous. A Big Win may be incomprehensible to Scientology outsiders. "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-indoctrinated SO (Sea Organization; a tough inner core of Scientologists, some of whom may be found on the cult's ships, while others are settled in land bases) member signs one, supposedly coming back life after life to fulfill it. LSD users need not apply.

BIS, Bodies In the Shop. how many people are in the Scientology organization and on lines; an important Org Statistic.

Black Hats, the bad guys. Ron wrote corny Westerns for a while, which might explain where the term came from. "Ars is full of SPs wearing their Black Hats."

Blow, 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 the charge or mass of an engram (a moment of pain and unconsciousness). "I blew so much mass in my session!" See MU, M3, M4.

Body Raisins, a grape name for BTs, or Body Thetans, evil spirits which permeate our bodies, according to L. Ron Hubbard. See BTs. (ars)

Body Route, to steer public into a Scientology Organization, get them on lines, sell them services, and make some money off them. The idea being that public are such low-toned wogs (a common Scientology derogation of Scientology outsiders) that they have no self-determination, and need to be led like sheep to the slaughter.

Body Thaytans, see BTs. (ars)

Body Thetans, see BTs.

B of I, board of investigation. A Scientology kangaroo-court-like internal Ethics board. "A B of I will be convened for Harry next Tuesday."

Boo-Hoos, along with clams and Grim Weepers, these are Wholetrack (a person's last 74 trillion years or so of existence in this universe) ancestors to Man, and are responsible for the origin of human belching, gasping, sobbing, choking, shuddering and trembling. Also called "Grim Weepers", and just "Weepers."

Book One, another name for L. Ron Hubbard's book "Dianetics." Also describes auditing "therapy" as laid down in "Dianetics." See DMSMH.

BPC, bypassed charge. Charge that has been turned on, or restimulated, without being as-ised, blown, or gotten rid of; in other words, an unpleasant memory that has been recalled, but hasn't been fully dealt with or erased. See "Charge."

BPI, 1. See Bridge Publications. 2. Broad Public Issue; a notification on Hubbard Communication Office Bulletins (HCOBs) and HCOPLs (HCO Policy Letters) showing issue authority and distribution.

BPL, Board Policy Letter, a precursor to the HCOPL, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, qv.

Bridge, the bridge to total freedom; the list of auditing actions needed to get to the highest OT (operating thetan) level, currently OT 8. The Bridge costs roughly $300,000 US, and is depicted on the Gradation Chart of Human Awareness and Abilities. L. Ron Hubbard's "Bridge to total freedom" has two sides. One is auditor or therapist training classes or classifications, the other is receiving auditing or "therapy" such as Grades and OT levels, qv. At the lower levels the grades and classes or classifications 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.) New Era Publications in Europe is a part of BPI.

BT, Body Thetan. Usually plural. Evil spirits which need to be exorcized. "OT 5 consists entirely of running out BTs; what a bore."

BTB, Board Technical Bulletin, a precursor to the HCOB, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, qv. Hubbard decided that only he knew the true path of technological enlightenment of the wallet.

Bullbaiting, 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 (preclear; a person receiving Scientology "therapy") originations during the auditing or "therapy" session, while the actual process of bullbaiting itself flattens a person's emotional affect; it is perfectly natural to laugh when a person says something funny, whether this occurs in real life or in an auditing session. In bullbaiting the person is drilled to not react to what is being said in any way, to not show any empathy at all, producing a virtual robot, despite Scn's protestations about not doing robotic TRs. "The noise next door is coming from the students doing their bullbaiting."

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Cadet Org, any of various orgs for warehousing children of Sea Org parents. Policy is for SO women to abort their babies when ordered, but when the unfortunates survive to full term, they are placed in these horrific organizations. Reports are rampant with child abuse in these places ranging from neglect, to maggots in their food, to severe under staffing, filthy and smelly conditions, and enforced parental neglect (SO parents are allowed as little as one hour per week to see their children, called "family time".) The Cadet orgs even have their own RPFs, or punishment camps.

Cal Mag, a mixture of calcium and magnesium in water said to have amazing restorative powers, according to soi-disant "scientist", L. Ron Hubbard. See Guk Bomb.

CAN, the Cult Awareness Network, formerly a loose-knit educational and group-therapy association. A Scientology target for special hatred in the form of Suppressive (describing a person or group who goals are at odds to Scientology's goals) status, CAN has now been destroyed through Scientology exercising its policy of using lawsuits to utterly ruin its enemies, and if you dial the number, you get a Scientologist on the other end of the line!

Cancelbunny/Cancelpoodle, these refer to the ubiquitous OSA (Office of Special Affairs; the cult's private CIA/KGB) cancelers who frequent alt.religion.scientology and visit it with their censorship of people's posts. (ars)

Cans, soup cans used as electrodes for the Scientology E-Meter or lie detector. The PC (patient) holds them in his or her hands. "I was on the Cans for three hours today!"

Case, The sum of one's problems, bad memories, Engrams (moments of pain and unconsciousness), BTs (Body Thetans or evil spirits infesting the body), Overts (undisclosed harmful acts), Etc. "My Case has really improved by doing the Sunshine Rundown." See Bank, Reactive Mind.

Case Gain, improvement in a PC's (patient's) case (problems) due to auditing or Scientology-style "therapy." "Paul had tremendous case gain running Grade Zero."

Case Supervisor, see C/S.

Cave in, to destroy someone by forcing them over into the dark side of the bank or reactive mind (the sum of one's memories.) "Helena Kobrin wants to cave in the critics on ars."

CC, Celebrity Center. There are several of these around the world, incorporated with the intention of luring in actors and other prominent people to give the cult a shiny PR image, the theory being that if John Travolta and Kirsty Alley are Scientologists, other people will want to join up and sign away their life savings. One large CC is located right in Hollywood, and run as a ritzy hotel, utilizing the slave labor of Scientology's Sea Organization staff to provide all the amenities to the first class citizens and celebrities. "CC Int - Celebrity Center International - Largest celebrity center which delivers Scientology services to celebrities and those who can afford the higher donation rates. Also oversees the other CCs." - Jonathon Barbera.

CCHR, the newspeak-named Citizen's Commission on Human Rights, run by a Scientologist by the name of Dennis Clarke. CCHR's main purpose is clearing away the "Psyches" (mental health professionals; seen by Scientology as evil aliens from the fifth galactic invader force) to make way for Scientology's advance into society. CCHR is a front group for Scientology.

CCO, Child Care Org. See Cadet Org.

CCRD, see Clear Certainty Rundown.

Cedars, the short name for the giant blue Scientology Cedars of Lebanon complex in Los Angeles, formerly the Cedars of Lebanon Hospital, which moved and became the Cedars Sinai Hospital. Cedars was the world headquarters of Scientology, and home to many Organizations including ASHO (the American Saint Hill Organization), AOLA (the Advanced Organization of Los Angeles), an EPF and RPF, qv, and many others. IHELP (the International Ecclesiastical League of Pastors), ITO (the International Training Org), and OSA INT (the Office of Special Affairs International) have now moved to the HGB, qv. CCHR has moved elsewhere. See HGB.

CESO, Cedars Estates Service Org, the org responsible for maintenance in PAC, Pacific Area Command the Los Angeles area. Similar to the EPF, the Estates Project Force. See EPF.

Celebrity Center, see CC.

Central Committee, see ARSCC.

Central Files, see CF.

CEO, Scientology's Cadet Estates Organization. See Cadet Org.

CF, Central Files. "By policy, the names of any Scientologists at any org who have ever received a major service at an organization below Flag must be forwarded to Flag, where the names become the CF for Flag. A major service is considered paying for and completing a level or training, technical or administrative, or an auditing intensive. To sign up for a major service, a member must either have 6 months free IAS membership in existence, or be on the yearly paid membership." - Joe Harrington.

Chain, a run of memory incidents or engrams of a similar type, or with the same content.

Charge, mental mass in restimulation, or constant upheaval, contained in the reactive mind, or memory bank. This may not make much sense, but then, many things in Scientology are like that. In colloquial usage, charge refers to areas a person may be touchy about. "Jim has a lot of charge on the word 'critic.'"

Chowderpot, {_}, an award given to arscc members who, through their actions, manage to shut down a cult org or mission.

CI, see Counter-intention, Intention.

Clam, a derogatory term for a Scientologist. See Ronbot, Hubbardite, scieno. (ars)

Clambake, a westcoast seafood cookout or party. The term was adopted on ars as the name for the IRC channel #clambake (now #scientology), and has more recently been applied to any situation where Scientology suffers a big loss. Also the name of a popular webpage which exposes the cult's secrets. See clam.

Clams, Man descended from them according to "History of Man" by L. Ron Hubbard, and the incident gives us painful engrams (memories) of being dropped onto rocks by birds, and extreme jaw pain from the bivalve's hinge. This has been a running joke on ars for some time, with threads about clambakes, clam chowder, snapping clams, clams in .sig files, etc., although some now see it as a pejorative and have quit using it.

Clamspeak, see Scientologese.

Class, a means of defining how high an Org (Scientology organization), Auditor (Scientology therapist), C/S (Case Supervisor, a person who oversees Auditors), etc. is on the Bridge (Scientology's chart of levels of enlightenment); corresponds to Level or Grade, qv. See Bridge.

Class IV Org, now called Class V Org. See Class V Org.

Class V Org, the most common Scientology organizations; most major urban centers in the Western world have one. They are senior to missions or franchises, but otherwise at the bottom rung of the command channels. They can deliver services up to and including Class V auditor training and processing through to New Era Dianetics and clearing. Once Clear, PCs must move on to higher orgs, such as ASHOs, AOs, or FLAG, all qv. See also Org.

Class XII Org, see Org.

Class 0, A Class 0 auditor (therapist) can audit a person on Grade 0 after which they can supposedly talk to anyone about anything (except that Scientology 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. Also Class VI.

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.) Also, Class VIII.

Class 8 C/S, a Case Supervisor, qv, trained to C/S folders up to a high level. Also, Class VIII.

Class XII Auditor, trained to deliver the very expensive L Rundowns or Ls at Flag in Clearwater, FLA, that use a form of auditing involving yelling listing items at the PC. Tree! Oak? Elm? Cottonwood?

Clay Demo, a Scientology Study Tech method of training involving making little figures out of Plasticine (tm) on a table. "I've done 54 clay demos so far this week on the Pro TRs."

Clear, a person audited enough to be free of the "bank," or reactive mind. (The sum of the memories of pain and unconsciousness the person has) A low-level superman-type person; a baby OT (Operating Thetan). "Samantha just had her Clear Certainty Rundown, and is now considered a clear!"

Clear Certainty Rundown, CCRD. Verifies and validates a person's state of Clear. Available at some Class V Organizations and all higher organizations. - Jonathon Barbera.

Clearing Course, Grade VII. Solo audited by PCs who did not go Clear on NED, New Era Dianetics. This level is directed at implant materials (GPMs) which keep the reactive mind in place. Available at Advanced Organizations and higher. - Jonathon Barbera.

Clear-L, an email discussion list for the clearing field or Free Zone, qv. Koos was banned from it by the members. Homer is the administrator of the list.

CLO, Continental Liaison Office - in charge of the internal management of middle management organizations. - Jonathon Barbera. There's one of these for each Scientology "continent"; the world according to the cult is cut up in a rather bizarre way, eg, EUS and WUS (East and West United States) are separate "continents", as is ANZO (Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania), Africa, and others.

Cluster, a bunch of Body Thetans, evil spirits inhabiting the body, all stuck together. "I had a cluster blow from my forehead during session!"

CMO, the Commodore's (L. Ron Hubbard) Messengers Organization. A Sea-Org run power center within the cult, started by the teenyboppers in hot pants who used to serve as Hubbard's mouthpieces on board his ships. CMO PAC (Pacific Area Command) is based in LA, in a large building across the street from the Cedars of Lebanon Center. The CMO IXU, the Internal eXtension Unit, is in the HGB, qv. CMO INT and CMO Gold are at the INT base.

CMO INT, Commodore's Messenger Organization INT - Senior-most CMO and is in charge of overseeing all CMOs. The CMOs are in charge of getting the management and service organizations producing and complying with upper management orders. - Jonathon Barbera.

CMO IXU, Commodore's Messenger Organization Internal eXtension Unit - this organization is part of upper middle management and acts as the CMO for the managements organizations grouped with Flag Command Bureaux. This organization started requiring INT security clearances for its crew in 1992 or 1993. - Jonathon Barbera.

CO, Commanding Officer.

COB RTC, Chairman of the board for the Religious Technology Center, the copyright holding body of Scientology, currently former Commodore's Messenger David Miscavige.

Coffee Grinder Incident, this is where some evil implanters, people or aliens who instill bad memories, used a little box to play a push-pull wave of energy over you and lay in a bone-deep somatic or pain, remember?

Cognition, 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 (disparaging Scientology slang for psychiatrists) term! Horrors! It simply means the inability to fit two disparate concepts into one's mind. For example, a dichotomy like "I spent $360,000 dollars for all this" and "It is 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. Actions influence thoughts, and thoughts influence actions. One person adds: "I thought this was more akin to warping reality to maintain a belief system. For instance you buy a car that has all the features you consider to be good in a car, but your friend buys a superior car which costs the same amount. You have cognitive dissonance and berate the other car by warping factual information to make your purchase more appealing than perhaps it factually is." In this sense, it is a component of the psychological influence that keeps people in Scientology; they warp the reality of the utter worthlessness of the auditing "technology" after paying so much for it. It becomes very hard to let go of something after making such a huge to commitment to it, whether that commitment is psychological, spiritual, monetary, the investment of time, or something similar. Webster's 9th New Collegiate says: "cognitive dissonance n (1963) psychological conflict resulting from incongruous ideas and attitudes held simultaneously." The conflict is resolved via the distortion of the perception of reality. Eric Bohlman: " is almost a textbook example of attempts to resolve cognitive dissonance. A classic social psychology experiment is to take a bunch of people who have just bought new cars and present them with product brochures from various car companies. Inevitably they'll spend most of their time reading the brochures for the cars that they bought, and will give only cursory glances to the brochures for the competing models. Somebody who has just made a major commitment (such as spending a lot of money) is likely to seek out information that would portray the commitment as a good decision and avoid information that would call the decision into question, because the alternative is to believe that they've been duped, which would be damaging to their self-images."

Command Intention, what upper management wants done; meant to imply that Scientology's management is able to "make it go right", infallible, and quite capable of achieving anything. The peons only worries are seeing to it that they jump high enough when ordered. See Intention, Counter-intention.

Commodore, 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."

Conditions, 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."

Control, a metaphysical Scientology construct. Control is worked into low-level therapy like Op pro by Dup to get the "raw meat" used to the idea of someone controlling him or her to a high degree. Control is exerted on every action and step taken by the Scientology newcomer; with what amounts to supreme arrogance, Scientologists assume that ordinary people, (whom it disparages as mere "wogs"), are simply incapable of wiping their own ass, and are therefore subject to full control by them. This is manifested as "body routing", and it is the justification for hard-selling the PC onto his or her next level immediately after taking a "therapy" session. See Tone 40, Intention, Postulate.

CoS, Church of Scientology. Also, C of S, CofS, COS, Co$. Some people on ars take "Co$" to mean "Cult of $cientology."

COSRECI, Church of Scientology Religious Education College International, incorporated in Australia. It shares the "castle" at Saint Hill with AOSH (Advanced Organisation Saint Hill).

COST, Church of Spiritual Technology. Also, CST, LRH Archives.

Counter-intention, resistance to authority, disobedience; the last thing an SO member would want to have to Command Intention, qv. "Any more CI on my lines from you, buster, and I'm routing you to Ethics to get your overts standardly handled." See Intention.

Cracked, describing a Case Gain (qv) of such proportions that one's Bank or Reactive Mind (memories of pain and unconsciousness) is knocked back forever. "I finally had my case cracked on OT 2; it was a big win!"

Cramming, an action taken to remedy a small Scientology tech "outpoint", a failing of some kind. "I had a cram cycle on my metering after failing to get VGIs on my PC."

Crutch, a pun on Church, as in Church of Scientology. Clams tend to lean on the crutch; they need it, so bad. "The Crutch has been losing turf in Germany recently."

C/S, noun. Case Supervisor. The person in charge of assigning auditing regimens to Preclears or patients; s/he tells the Auditor or Scientology therapist what processes to run on the mark, and reviews the written worksheets of processing sessions.

CSG, Commodore's Staff Guardian (Mary Sue Hubbard).

CSI, Church of Scientology international. Officially a non profit 501 (c) organization. The offices of el presidente are at the HGB, qv.

CSIINTB, Church of Scientology International - International Base/Bureau.

C/Sing, verb. The action of reviewing and prescribing Scientology processing or "therapy" actions. "The C/S at AOLA C/Sed my case this week."

CST, Church of Spiritual Technology. Also, COST, LRH Archives.

Cult, (definition from the Cult Awareness Network, now taken over by Scientology after bankruptcy brought on by Scn litigation). A serious problem exists in our society as a result of the emergence of groups, popularly called cults, using mind control (undue influence) and unethical means to recruit and retain followers. Association with these groups can be harmful to followers and disruptive to families, friends and society. MARKS OF A DESTRUCTIVE CULT: -Mind Control (undue influence): Manipulation by use of coercive persuasion or behavior modification techniques without informed consent. -Charismatic Leadership: Claiming divinity or special knowledge and demanding unquestioning obedience with power and privilege. Leadership may consist of one individual or a small core of leaders. -Deception: Recruiting and fundraising with hidden objectives and without full disclosure of the use of mind controlling techniques; use of front groups. -Exclusivity: Secretiveness or vagueness by followers regarding activities and beliefs. -Alienation: Separation from family, friends and society, a change in values and substitution of the cult as the new family; evidence of subtle or abrupt personality changes. -Exploitation: Can be financial, physical, or psychological; pressure to give money, to spend a great deal on courses or give excessively to special projects, or to engage in inappropriate sexual activities, even child abuse. -Totalitarian Worldview (we/they syndrome): Effecting dependence, promoting goals of the group over the individual and approving unethical behavior while claiming goodness.

CXI, the Church of Xenu International. A mocking take-off of CSI "set up" by "General" Martin Ottmann, "Chairman of the Board" CXI. Other members include: "Admirals" Alvin Brattli, Birgitta Dagnell, and Andreas Heldal-Lund. See Admiral, COB, CSI.

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D/A, 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 concerned will be disgusted with them, and not listen to the information they have to give about the cult. Many attempts to Dead Agent the recently destroyed CAN (the Cult Awareness Network) and FACTnet (Fight Against Coercive Tactics network; a BBS that supplies information about the cult) have been posted to ars. (alt.religion.scientology)

Day, one of the two divisions Class V (a lower-level Scientology Organization) cult centers are cut up into. Hours roughly are from 8am - 6pm, Monday to Friday. See Foundation.

DB, Degraded Being. Someone so infested with Body Thetans, evil spirits, as to be in-auditable or insane. Also used as a general derogatory term. "These psychs are all DBs; without the tech, they won't make it."

DC-8, Douglas jet aircraft resembling the Boeing 707, and used for trans-Atlantic flights starting in the late 1950s. Hubbard said they were used millions of years ago as spaceships to ferry people about the galactic confederation. Perhaps someday Scientology will apply for a patent, and sue Douglas for copying their design?

DCSI, Dianetic Clear Special Intensive, a a five hour auditing block (as opposed to the usual 12 1/2 hours that auditing is usually sold in) that is essentially a date locate procedure for finding the moment of the clear cognition for those going clear on Dianetic auditing, which is said to happen in 2% of cases.

Dead Agenting, see D/A.

Declaring, the act of blacklisting within the cult; the result is an "SP" (Suppressive Person, someone who does not like Scientology) who can be "Sued, tricked, lied to, or destroyed" as per the cult's policy. "Eric was declared Suppressive at his Comm Ev."

Ded, another name for an overt, a harmful act one does to another that comes before justification of the act.

Dedex, another name for a motivator, an instance of blaming another for a crime you have committed yourself, or finding some justification for your aggressive or harmful actions that you are committing at present in your victim's previous actions.

Degraded Being, see DB.

Deprogramming, a desperate ploy to recover lost children involved in a cult, usually at the parent's behest; employs kidnaping and coercive persuasion to re-invoke the cult victim's former personality from before involvement. Now largely discredited in favor of exit counseling, which is only done on a consensual basis.

Dev-T, Developed traffic. A particle (a person or form) sent unnecessarily to the improper terminal; a waste of time or an item which slows down the all-important production inside Scientology.

Dianazene, a formula combined with vitamins and other materials (such as benzedrine) 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) Strangely, Hubbard thought that drugs were destructive enough to warrant a Purification Rundown to try to eliminate them. See also Guk Bomb, Purif, Drug Rundown.

Dianetic auditing, a quack therapy process based on Hubbard's book, _Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health_ (DMSMH), written in 1950, and later volumes. Also called book one auditing.

Dianetic Clear Special Intensive, see DCSI.

Dianetics, Hubbard's derivative (of Freud's abreactive therapy, among others) mental healing therapy; scorned by the mental health profession as being unscientific nonsense. Strangely, even though Hubbard used mainstream psychiatry as a source for Dianetics, he went on to vehemently attack psychiatry and its practice with paranoid fervor.

Disconnection, 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, Suppressive Persons, (often for expressing doubts about the victim's involvement in the cult) which the victim then supposedly becomes PTS, a Potential Trouble Source for Scientology, to. "I was ordered to disconnect from my wife after she was declared." See SP, PTS.

Divisions, sections of the Org Board, the Scientology Organization layout showing positions within the bureaucracy that Hubbard used to define all the posts in an Org. Various Org Boards were utilized, some with seven Divisions (Divs), some with nine; they are kept on a wall in the Organizations, and drilled each morning.

Div 1, HCO; Hubbard Communications Office. Also, Div One, etc.

Div 2, Dissemination.

Div 3, The treasury; money being so important it deserves its own special division in Scientology.

Div 4, Tech. Where the Academy courses and HGC, Hubbard Guidance Center, auditing are done.

Div 5, Qual. Where one attests to "therapy" actions, and gets certificates for courses in Scientology. Also, where corrections are done.

Div 6, the public division; deals with routing people into the Organization (Org), low level raw meat (fresh converts) courses, showing hokey '50-ish L. Ron Hubbard movies, selling books, reception, etc.

Div 7, Executive Division.

DM, David Miscavige; the leader of the cult of Scientology, presently on the run from process servers. Also called the poodle. (ars)

DMSMH, Dianetics [sic, should be dianoetics], the Modern [sic, outdated] Science [sic!] of Mental Health [sic!]; Hubbard's first foray into his newly invented "Science" of mental health, and the launchpad for the cult of Scientology, misspelled from dianoetic, meaning intellectual; pounded out in a few weeks on a typewriter in 1950 without even a hint of research. Also called Book One. Should be: Dianoetics, the old fashioned pseudoscience that creates mental problems.

Dn, Dianetics. See Dianetics.

Doingness, the act of doing something. See Beingness.

Downstat or Down Stat, 1. Describing the horrible condition of losing that all-important production statistic; also, a general term of derogation. "My local Class V looks so Down Stat; it is dark, dingy, dirty, and squalid, not to mention grotty." 2. Noun; referring to Down Stat individuals; people who are not doing well in a Scientological sense, that is, cranking out enough product. "Farnham is a real downstat; look at how miserable he looks on post. Route him to Ethics." See Up Stat.

Dreamball, a Free Zone term. Describes people who are superior to meatballs, qv, or ordinary people. (act)

Drug Rundown, there are 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 supposedly stored in your fat, the Drug Rundown is meant to audit out the harmful effects of drugs on your mind. It is all very spiritual. (Or is that medical? Or should that be financial?) See Grades, OT 4, Purif. See also Dianazene, Guk Bomb, for comparison. Two things seem to be pulling in different directions here; on the one hand you have Hubbard trying to cleanse drugs out of the system with his Purification Rundown, and on the other hand there is his admitted use of drug compounds on his guinea-pig followers.

DSA, the Department of Special Affairs, an office that acts as the local outlet for OSA in Class V orgs. See OSA.

Duplicate, 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?"

Dynamics, the eight Scientological subdivisions of life. Self, Sex, Group, Mankind, Animals and Plants, Universe, Theta, God.

Dynamism, Enid Vien's breakaway movement from Scientology; a part of the Free Zone, qv.

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ED, 1. Executive Director, the chief officer of a Scientology organization. 2. Executive Directive, an issue type; EDs may be written by Executive Directors at the local level. L. Ron Hubbard EDs were written by L. Ron Hubbard himself.

ED INT, Executive Director International, the head of the Exec Strata, currently Guillaume Lesevre. This is not the head of the cult, despite the title; the head honcho is David Miscavige. The ED INT can be written to at: Executive Director International, 4833 Fountain Avenue Los Angeles, California, 90027. There are also message boxes for the ED INT in each org. He replies, too, or someone does in his name. This is the SO-1 line (qv) now that Hubbard is dead.

E-Meter, or Meter, electrometer or electropsychometer. A crude battery -powered analog ohmmeter used to locate Overts (undisclosed acts), Body Thetans (evil spirits), and Engrams (moments of pain and unconsciousness). The PC or patient holds the soup-cans electrodes, while the Auditor or Scientology therapist watches the needle on the dial. Circuitry is based on the Wheatstone Bridge. The meter was 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, making it a good money earner for Scientology, particularly since every auditor is required to own two in case one breaks down.

End Words, words that act like mental locks to keep the reactive mind, the chain of memory incidents of a harmful nature, keyed-in or in an active state.

Engram, 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, the International Scientific Vocabulary.

Entheta, enturbulated theta. Bad Vibes. "This Usenet newsgroup is so full of entheta that it is restimulating my bank."

Enturbulated, Hubbardese for being upset. "Suzy found ars so enturbulating, she ran away."

EOC, 1. End of Cycle, the end of a cycle of action (start, change, stop.) 2. Suicide. "After your mission to infiltrate the FBI, do an EOC to prevent leaks."

EP, End Phenomenon. The result of a Scientology processing action. "The EP for OT 15 is cause over the universe."

EPF, Estates Project Force, where new recruits are first placed so that they may receive indoctrination into the Sea Org echelons of the cult and prove themselves worthy of being into the Sea Org. Per policy, all recruits must finish a course called "Product Zero" and a 7A Security Check.

Ethics, a section of a Scientology Org (organization) that keeps people in line, and the Hubbardian policy that deals with it. "Keep your nose clean, or I'll route you to Ethics, Mr.!"

EUS, Eastern US. See CLO.

Evil Purpose, an implanted evil goal given to us millions or billions or trillions of years ago in Implant stations (there is one on Mars, you'll be interested to know) and still influencing our everyday lives, according to Hubbard.

Exec Strata, see Senior Exec Strata.

Exit counseling, an 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. Compare Deprogramming.

Ex-Scientologist, a former member of the Scientology cult who has left and has gained a greater understanding of what was done to them in Hubbard's brainwashing machine, and who has a desire to see the hidden truth behind Scientology's carefully constructed PR facade exposed to the public. Most Ex-Scientologists do this for the public interest, despite personal risk of harassment and groundless defamation lawsuits from Scientology's Office of Special Affairs department and its small army of lawyers, agents, and PIs. We have little or nothing to gain by going public with what we know about the cult from the inside, and some of us will pay dearly for our devotion to the truth. We were lied to and ripped off by L. Ron Hubbard, in both a spiritual and monetary sense, and we don't want to see anyone else manipulated the way we were. Scientology has in many ways destroyed our lives; we would be less than human to stand idly by and watch as more "raw meat" public are ripped to shreds in Scientology's money-making mill.

Exteriorize, to leave the body. Scientologists believe we can step outside our bodies in the form of a disembodied "Thetan" or spirit, 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 VIIs and VIIIs who have left the cult claim it is an induced hallucination. "Exteriorization is the goal of the End of Endless Int Rundown." See "Interiorization."

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Facsimile, a mental image picture. "June has a facsimile of a dog biting her leg."

FACTnet, Fight Against Coercive Tactics network; a cult information BBS with numerous files on the Scientology cult and others operated by Lawrence Wollersheim, and various other directors at various times including Bob Penny, Kim Baker, and Arnie (Arnaldo) Lerma. FACTNet has undergone a shift toward carrying the torch for free speech on the Internet more recently after lengthy and expensive litigation with Scientology.

Fair Game, the notorious Scientology policy describing how to deal with critics, ex-members, and other undesirables dehumanized with the label "Suppressives"; 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 these "SPs" or "Suppressives" cannot ever be cancelled, as it is Hubbardian scripture, and his words cannot ever be altered in any way per Scientology's policy. "Dennis Erlich, being an SP, is subject to Fair Game."

Fall, a Meter read of about an inch movement to the left.

F&F, the name of the mission that was sent to execute the programme targets establishing the "United Churches" front (Flag) in Clearwater, Florida.

Fastflow, able to zip through course checksheets because of superliteracy obtained from M1 word clearing and the Student Hat.

FB, Flag Bureaux - Oversees all Sea Org service organizations and all Class V (formerly Class IV) organizations. - Jonathon Barbera.

FCB, Flag Command Bureaux - In charge of internal management of upper middle management. - Jonathon Barbera.

FDN, Foundation, qv.

FDSing, False Data Stripping. Brainwashing 101; an auditing ("therapy") procedure involving stripping away "bad" thoughts or wrong ideas and replacing them with the proper cultic dogma. The ideas are located, cleansed, and replaced with the "true data". "Success Story: today I had a big win using FDSing to get rid of the False Datum that Psyches are trying to help people!"

FEBC, the Flag Executive Briefing Course. A top-level training course for EDs and other executives delivered at ITO and possibly a few other high training orgs. The FEBC used to incorporate strange events like the Kali ceremony, the ritualistic destruction of model orgs.

Field, noun. The "wog world" (disparaging term for everyday society and the non-Scientology world) outside the Org. "The field is getting so muddy that it is hard to get new Raw Meat in and onto our lines!"

Field Auditors, roaming Scientology recruiters and auditors who are meant to channel people into missions and Class V Orgs. See FSM.

Fifth galactic invader force, insect-creatures with horrible hands. Psychs (Scientology's derogatory term for psychiatrists) are from these galactic invaders who threaten our very existence on this planet, according to L. Ron Hubbard.

Finance Dictator, the person in charge of extracting money from all the little people or peons in Scientology. An Apt name, 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 early 1980s."

Flag, the former name of the ship Hubbard was Commodore on, the Apollo. When the Sea Org (high level Scientologists who sign billion-year contracts) came ashore in Clearwater, Florida, they set up the Flag Land Base, an upper-level Class XII Org, now just called Flag. "I got my Ls at Flag, and my case was really cracked!"

Flag Executive Briefing Course, see FEBC.

FLB, see Flag.

Flub, a mistake made in the auditing "therapy."

Flubless, perfect auditing without errors; a "star-high goal" that is never achieved, as numerous therapy "repairs" point up.

F/N, Floating Needle. A rhythmic swinging of the Meter needle back and forth indicating end of session, or completion of a "therapy" process. Also commonly used to indicate good vibes, as in "I've been F/Ning all day!"

FO, Flag Order, a blue-on-white written directive similar to Hubbard Communication Office Policy Letters, HCOPLs, for Sea Org members. There is a Sea Org Briefing Course which consists of all non-confidential FOs still in use. Flag Orders are a vital policy line, as the Sea Org is the commanding and controlling organization in Scientology which runs as a thread throughout the entire cult.

Folder, an Ethics (Scientology's corrections section) folder or Auditing "therapy" folder in which Scientology collects all the dirt on people obtained from auditing sessions and Ethics actions which can be used as blackmail to keep critics quiet. Culled information from folders of former Scientologists who have turned into critics has a habit of showing up on ars.

FOLO, Flag Operations Liaison Office. See Flag.

Foundation, one of the two groups inside a Class V Org, which is a Scientology organization that delivers lower level services. Foundation works the night and weekend shift, while Day works days. "Sally works for Foundation, while Sam is Day." See Day.

FPRD, False Purpose Rundown.

FR or F/R, Flag Rep. A minor post in a Class V or lower level Org; a liaison with Flag, an upper level Class XII organization. "Ronald was the FR from HAW FDN."

Franchise, an old name used before the more appealing Newspeak "Mission," qv. Franchise connotes the financial business aspects of Scientology too much, and so the term "Mission" is now used to add more religiosity. A Mission is a low level Scientology money making organization; a franchise, in other words. See Mission.

Freedom, Scientology's newspeak-monikered propaganda newsletter, used for PR dissemination. See PR, good roads fair weather.

Freeloader debt, a debt incurred by staff members who break their 3, 5, or one billion year (in the Sea Org) contracts, and are thus required to pay for every auditing action and training course done to them while on staff. The freeloader debt usually runs into the tens of thousands, but cannot be collected in most cases as the contract in not considered to be in good faith.

Freewinds, the SO-run (Sea Org) ship that cruises around tropical ports and gives the OT-8s (top level Scientologists) a hangout while they proceed with their auditing. Ah, how nice it must be to be at the top of the Bridge on a Clear day!

Free Zone, (also Freezone); a loose affiliation of people who still believe in some of the ideas of Scientology auditing procedures, but who have left the formal structure of the cult in a type of Scientology Reformation. The Free Zone is a little more liberal than the hard-core Churchies, as they sometimes like to call people still in the cult proper, yet they often still have the trappings of Scientology, for example, the E-Meter, Auditing, the concepts of Ethics, Overts (bad deeds), Conditions, and the use of disparaging terms for outsiders, (Meatballs, Bashers, Wogs, etc.) The cult proper hates these splinterers and labels them "squirrels". Their newsgroup is; they also have their own periodicals, such as the _Free Spirit_ and others. "The "Free Zone" was a term first used by Bill Robertson in the early 80s. Robertson was a fan of LRH and set up a network of organizations that delivered the CofS's upper and lower levels grades, including the Clearing Course, OT levels and NOTs, at a cut-rate." - Joe Harrington.

Free Zoner, (also Freezoner); a member of the Free Zone, qv. Opinion is split on whether this term is or is not derogatory. Some people are happy to be called Free Zoners, and apply the term to themselves. Others claim it is derogatory when used by critics, but this may be a confusion with attitudes as expressed in sentences and simple nouns. Does a sentence like "Canadians are politically stupid liberals" make the term "Canadian" a derogatory term? Free Zoners have been called deluded for still adhering to Hubbardian views and holding the vile man in high regard; I do not believe that this can make the term itself derogatory, but others feel differently about it. The term did not arise within the critical arena, which sheds further doubt on the derogatory label hypothesis.

FSM, Field Staff Member. Mercenaries who recruit people using selection slips for Scientology and get a 15% profit of the value of services purchased by their recruits in return.

FSO, 1. Flag Ship Organization. In reality this has been various ships and locations over the last 30 years. 2. FSO also means Flag Service Org which is in Clearwater, FL and is usually referred to as simply Flag. "FSO - Flag Service Organization - Highest level training organization in the world and can deliver the processing side of the Bridge up to New OT VII. Located in Clearwater, Florida, USA." - Jonathon Barbera.

FSSO, Flag Ship Service Organization, Clearwater, FL. The Flag Ship was the Apollo in Hubbard's day, now it is the Freewinds out cruising the Caribbean. OT 8 is done on the FSSO, the Freewinds.

FZ, see Free Zone. (act)

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Gang-Bang Sec Check, a cruel process involving getting the victim to confess to "crimes" or Overts 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 said they have had Gang-Bang Sec Checks recently."

GE, Genetic Entity. A low-grade soul that stores whole track engrams (memories of pain and unconsciousness from the last few trillion years of the patient's life) like the clam incident (people descended from clams, according to Hubbard.) The concept of the GE can be hard to understand until one realizes that it is unadulterated nonsense, like much of Scientology.

GI, 1. Gross Income. One of the most important Stats (statistics) for cult groups. 2. Good Indicators; a smiling face after an auditing or "therapy" action.

GO, the Guardian's Office. The cult's KGB, responsible for attacking SPs, (qv) publishing Dead Agent materials (largely manufactured dirty laundry on perceived enemies), framing political figures and judges, intimidating witnesses, etc. Now renamed OSA, the Office of Special Affairs, qv.

Godwin's Law, a rhetorical construct that postulates that the mere mention of the holocaust in an argument renders it null and void, as the slaughter of seven million Jews in WWII is a singularly momentous and ghastly historical event. Some people stretch the law to apply to mentioning Nazis and the Third Reich generally in any debate, but this is a dubious over-extension at best. "You are comparing the RPF to Nazi concentration camps? I hereby invoke Godwin's Law!"

Gold, this has been used to refer to both Golden Era Studios and Gold base, now usually referred to as INT, as most INT orgs have relocated there. In the Sea Org we used to refer to GOLD as "over the rainbow", and meant a "secret" location in Hemet. - Miss X. "Golden Era Productions, in charge of producing e-meters, films, television advertisements, and lectures on cassettes. Includes PDO (Planetary Dissemination Org)." - Jonathon Barbera. Note: E-Meters were also produced by Bridge. Grady Ward: "My first impression of Gold Base as Keith Henson drove me through it on Monday is that it looked exactly like a Nazi theme park. A delightful little caricature of a Scientology 'church' with a flowering bed in front of it - surrounded by the nastiest razor wire, floodlights, and video observation cameras I have ever seen."

Golden Age of Tech, the. Releases from 1996 reportedly sharpen up auditing. Apparently the "100% Standard Tech" sold to public over the last several years was not standard after all. The changes to unalterable tech include: a revamping of the E-meter with a variable gain; a student certainty course covering the barriers to study, parts of the student hat, the TRs, and the metering courses; the Golden Age of Tech Drills which are rote handlings compiled from HCOBs and put in quiz/drill form for training on a twin basis for grades and solo auditing courses; a read generator has been added to the E-meter; and more emphasis on study and drilling to the point of not having to think about what to do in a particular situation.

Good roads, fair weather. A PR technique which all Scientologists are instructed in to automatically handle criticisms with bland statements about other things. The idea is to discuss something "non-reactive" to the person, and also steer the topic away from Scientology, a topic Scientologists are indoctrinated to not discuss in any depth for obvious reasons. See PR.

GOSA, see OSA.

GPM, Goals Problems Mass. A supposed mass which develops when one is thwarted from reaching a Goal by a Problem or stop.

Grades, preliminary steps to the true enlightenment and understanding of Body Thetans (evil spirits inhabiting the body) on the OT (Operating Thetan; a person as a spirit able to operate free of the body) levels. The Grades range from 0, learning to talk, to VII, clear certainty, and come before clear (a person who is freed from the effects of the Reactive Mind; the place where all the memories of pain and unconsciousness are stored) on the Bridge. Actions before the Grades usually include Life repair, Purification rundown (which involves sweating in a sauna, running, and taking vitamin overdoses for a fee of $2,000) and the Drug Rundown, said to remove the harmful effects of drugs by using the E-Meter. The typical sequence for processing then goes up the numbered Grades. See also Class, Bridge, Level.

Grade 0, learn to communicate with anyone about anything. Too bad no one in Scientology has reached this level! See Class 0.

Grade 1, (I) learn to handle your Problems, as long as they don't include being a victim of a money-grubbing cult.

Grade 2, (II) Overts and Withholds, your dirty laundry aired in public. Don't tell them anything you wouldn't mind posted to Usenet or given out in pamphlets to your neighbors, co-workers and friends.

Grade 3, (III) deals with Upsets.

Grade 4, (IV) Service Facsimiles, "I'm right and you're wrong" type of blaming behavior. Guess that lots of people in this "church" need it. See Ser Fac.

Grade 4.5, (recently, last decade or so, New Era Dianetics (NED, qv) was put here. If the mark 'goes clear' on new era dianetics then grades 5, 6, and 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. This is where it would be logically.)

Grade 5, (V) 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.) See Power processing.

Grade 6, preparation for the Clearing Course. R6EW, Routine Six, End Words. Meant to release the locks from the reactive mind. End Words are a kind of verbal lock that keeps the reactive mind or whatever in restimulation; more pseudoscience on parade. See R6EW.

Grade 7, Clearing course. Wow! At last you can throw away your glasses, a la Bates! You'll have perfect recall of what you ate for dinner! Your IQ will zoom! Your eyes will become glazed! Your pockets will be feeling a severe drain! (Unless your last name is Gates.) You're now ready for OT 1; last chance for cognitive dissonance before the railroad to Total Freedom (tm) routes you straight to hell, or a close approximation thereof, and all for just $129.99$! (Oops! I mean $129,000.99!) Visa or Amex accepted, but cash preferred. Loans available at 25% per week. Financial help with getting a mortgage on your house free of charge. See Clear Certainty Rundown.

Gradient, a gradual approach to brainwashing that Scientology employs so as not to scare off potential recruits. Things like OT-III, widely available over the net, are deemed to be "out-gradient", as they drive away raw recruits because they look like insane gibberish sputtered from the foaming mouth of a brain-fevered baboon. Also called a "gradient scales approach". Deviating from this tech is called going "out gradient"; a serious error.

Green Vols, the green volumes of the OEC (Organization Executive Course; a high-level and very expensive course that teaches executives how to manage an organization. Used to siphon money from Class V Orgs, lower level Orgs, uplines to higher level Orgs that run the course) that contain Scientology policy. See "Red Vols, OEC."

Guk Bomb, a mixture of benzedrine, vitamins, and glutamic acid Hubbard thought helped the auditing "therapy" go smoothly. See also Dianazene, Purif.

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Handle, to fix something up or solve a problem. "Helena Kobrin and Elaine Siegel were assigned to handle the situation in ars."

HAS, the HCO (Hubbard Communications Office) Are Secretary; a petty executive in charge of HCO, one of the nine divisions in an org. The HAS (pronounced like has), is often the person who recruits for staff; personnel is one of their duties.

HASI, Hubbard Association of Scientologists International. A precursor to the IAS, qv. Just another way to make money; all Scientologists must buy memberships in the IAS for about a $1,000.

Hat, noun. A post or job. "She's wearing the Ethics Hat now."

Hat, verb. To train for a post or job. "He is fully Hatted as the MAA."

Havingness, a feeling of ownership or possession; something quite unfamiliar to SO (Sea Org) members. "Pete had such Havingness after he bought his Tech Dictionary." See beingness.

HCO, Hubbard Communication Office. The center of power while L. Ron Hubbard was in command of the cult (1950-1986); produced the HCO-policy letters and HCO "tech" bulletins.

HCOB, Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin, a red on white directive containing Hubbardian "tech" for auditing or "therapy" procedures.

HCOPL, Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter, a green on white issue containing administrative policy.

HES, the Hubbard Communications Office (HCO) Executive Secretary, one of the three executives directly under the ED, the Executive Director, along with the PES and OES. Also called the HCO Exec Sec.

HFA, Held From Above. HFA is added to a post title when there is no one posted to a position. A post is then "held from above" by the next person up the chain of command on the org board. - Miss X.

HGB, the Hollywood Guaranty [sic] Building, a twelve story office building at Hollywood Boulevard and Ivar formerly owned by the Bank of America. It is an old building that was constructed in the 1920s and purchased by Scientology with cash in the mid-'80s. All International management (upper middle management above continents and below *INT* - see Int) is located in this building. It is a twenty minute walk from the Cedars Complex, and houses IHELP, OSA Int, and the CMO IXU (Internal eXtension Unit), WISE Int, ABLE Int, and more. The various orgs on different floors in 1993 looked like this: 12th floor - OSA Int (includes office of the President of CSI). 11th - CMO IXU, AVU Int, confidential space. 10th - FCB, Networks. 9th - FB. 8th - FB, IHELP Int, SMI Int. 7th - WISE Int, ABLE Int. 6th - Dining room, canteen. 5th through 1st - ITO. 1st - LRH Exhibit, lobby. Basement - HGB Estates, FB's mimeo collection, INCOMM office.

HGC, the Hubbard Guidance Center; the place where the expensive auditing of Scientology processes or crude psychotherapy 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."

Hill 10, a serious situation or problem area for Scientology requiring immediate attention. "OSA now considers ars to be a Hill 10 situation."

HoM, History of Man; an L. Ron Hubbard book which purports that the Piltdown Man hoax was the ancestor of modern man, and that we evolved from clams, among many other absurdities. Recommended reading.

Ho' of Babylon, a nickname given to Helena Kobrin, a lawyer for the cult of Scientology who sent out threatening letters to numerous net.surfers in a crude attempt to silence them. (Ho means whore, prostitute.) See Kobrigram.

Hollywood Guaranty [sic] Building, see HGB.

HQS, Hubbard Qualified Scientologist course.

Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard. See "Ron."

Hubbardese, see Scientologese.

Hubbardite, a humourous term for a Scientologist, coined by Science-Fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein. See Clam.

Hubborg, (also Huborg) a pun combining Hubbard + Star Trek's "Borg", as Scientologists are seen to have a collective hive mentality at times akin to the science-fiction Borg. It has also been claimed that it is a combination of Hubbard + Org [anization], with an earlier genesis; it is possible that it has had two distinct origins. "They've been assimilated into the Hubborg Collective."

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IAS, International Association of Scientologists. The first six months is free; after that, it gets very expensive. To receive Scientological services, IAS membership is mandatory; even staff are required to pay up, thus sacrificing their entire meager salary for the fee, frequently. See HASI.

I/C, In Charge. Someone running a Program or project. "She's the Tech Field Hatting I/C."

I-HELP, International Ecclesiastical League of Pastors; a cult front-group headquartered in Los Angeles, formerly just across the street from the main building of the old blue Cedars of Lebanon complex, now relocated to the HGB, qv, on the 8th floor.

Illegal PC, a Preclear who cannot be audited by virtue of actually needing some kind of help. Auditing is only for the able, or people who don't need help, as per policy; it is for making the able more able, or bilking them for more money. This paradox is explained by the fact that people who actually need help are harder to turn a profit on. Specifically, an Illegal PC is one who has had psychiatric treatments in the past, or appears to Scientologists like they have (a streetperson or prostitute, for example) and is deemed too damaged to touch, and a serious security risk to boot. "Jack Farmer is an Illegal PC; he may not receive the next auditing level he needs and wants."

Implant, a hypnotic suggestion smashed into one's mind millions or billions of years ago in Hubbard's Space-Opera Scientology Cosmology. "One Implant was installed using giant movie screens."

Incident One, 4 quadrillion years ago we were implanted with visions of cherubs blowing horns, chariots, and blackness. That's right; 4 *quadrillion* (4*10^15th, or 4,000,000,000,000,000 years!) What's that you say? 250,000 times the age of the universe? Don't let that stop you from believing, and anteing up the hundreds of thousands of dollars it takes to get to this level of brainwashing.

Incident Two, 75 million years ago Xenu, the evil galactic overlord, froze us, then blew us up with H-bombs on Hawaii, remember? Also called the wall of fire, or the OT 3 incident. The cover of Dianetics is meant to symbolize this cataclysmic event, and compel Wogs to buy the book by restimulating them.

INCOMM, Shown on the official Command Channels chart as Central Computer Banks (CCB), but this is a part of INCOMM's Division 4 (Tech/Production). This organization is in charge of computerizing Scientology and management. INCOMM does not have a CMO as it is directly managed by RTC. - Jonathon Barbera. Now in the HGB, qv.

Indicate, to read on the E-Meter. Generally used as a synonym for ringing true. "Boy, that really indicates for me!"

In-Ethics, describing a person who is upstat (increasing his or her production) and not violating any of the crimes of Scientology. "The new ED of VANF is very In-Ethics on her post."

Int, the International Management level of Scientology's massive bureaucracy, upper middle management above continental level and below the INT level. Much of it is now located in the HGB, qv. INT and Int are not the same thing; Int stands for International whereas INT refers to the higher INT level organizations. Crew members of INT level organizations are required to have an INT security clearance which is somewhat difficult to acquire.

INT Base, see Gold.

Intention, a metaphysical Scientological concept of being able to project theta into physical objects and other people to exert mystical control over them. "Put your intention into that ashtray and make it do what you tell it."

Interiorization, the unfortunate condition of being stuck in one's body. "I was so Interiorized yesterday; my sinuses ached from it!"

Introspection Rundown, a therapy for handling psychotic breaks in the cult. Involves locking the person up to prevent bad PR with the isolation step, also called baby watch. Sometimes instilling such wacky ideas as Xenu, Body Thetans and OT III can make people a bit unstable; the IRD is used to contain people when they flip out.

Invalidation, to belittle or make nothing of. "Andy felt so invalidated by the SPs on ars, he caved in, and left."

Iso, see Introspection Rundown.

Isolation, Isolation Step, see Introspection Rundown.

Issue Authority, the right to publish certain of L. Ron Hubbard's works.

ITO, International Training Organization - located at Flag in the late '70s. Formerly located in the Cedars Complex in LA, taking up several floors of the HGB, qv. Course taught there include the HPCSC, the FEBC, the KTL, and many others. The org is basically just a large academy with many courserooms. Almost all the students are from America, Canada, and Mexico. The Org is run by Sea Org crew. See HGB.

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J&D, Joker and Degrader. According to Hubbard, joking and degrading about Scientology are signs of a suppressive personality. Worn as a badge of honor on ars due to one Scientologist labeling certain people Jokers and Degraders.

JBG, Johannesburg, South Africa Scientology organization. The AOSH (Advanced Org, Saint Hill; for upper level bridge auditing, ie, clear and OT) and CLO (Continental Liaison Office) for Africa are there.

Joburg, a lengthy sexual and criminal security checklist performed on staff as an auditing action on the E-meter, commonly seen as the roughest "sec-check" in the cult. The results are used as blackmail to keep departers silent about the abuses they've seen in the cult.

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Key-In, to restimulate (make active) and turn on an engram or memory incident of pain and unconsciousness so that the PC (Preclear) patient manifests behavior from it. "John was Keyed-In by the sound of the plane crash."

Key-Out, to be released from the bad effects of one's Reactive Mind; the section of the mind, according to Hubbard, where painful and unconscious engrammatic memories are stored. "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.

Kobrigram, a threatening letter sent to a net.surfer or sysop from Scientology lawyer Helena Kobrin, also know as the Ho' of Babylon. Also Kobragram, Kobringram.

KoX, Knights of Xenu. They found the evil galactic overlord Xenu of Hubbard's quaint Scientology philosophy locked up in a box, and let him out, the naughty net.surfers! (ars)

KR or K/R, Knowledge Report, a write-up of a cult member's supposed "crimes" given to the Ethics division; cult members are encouraged to report each other's transgressions a la Orwell's "1984."

KRC, Knowledge, Responsibility, Control. The senior of the two Scientology triangles, ARC/KRC (ARC stands for Affinity, Reality, and Communication.) Control is senior to Affinity, get it?

KSW, Keeping Scientology Working. A series of HCOPLs, Hubbard Communication Office Policy Letters, designed to ensure Scientology lasts for hundreds of years, and also that Hubbard's fondest wish, that his name be smashed violently into the history books, becomes a reality. (Didn't Manson have a similar desire?)

KSW course, a course based on the KSW, Keeping Scientology Working, policy letters.

KTL Course, the Key To Life course. Involves lots of pretty pictures to drive home the brainwashing. Quite expensive.

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L10, List ten, a series of processes directed at doingness. Audited by Class X auditors. Available on Bridge after Grade IV Expanded at FSO (Flag) only. Over 20 or 30 individual rundowns. A few include: Lie Rundown, 2D Rundown, Groups Rundown, Enemy Rundown, and Greatest Overt/Motivator Rundown. Most of these rundowns deal with overts and evil intentions which the being is using to restrain himself from doing more. - Jonathon Barbera. See Ls.

L11, List eleven, The New Life Rundown. A series of processes directed at havingness by handling ridges and masses around the person. Audited by Class XI auditors. Available on Bridge after Grade IV Expanded at FSO (Flag) only. - Jonathon Barbera.

L12, List twelve, (The Flag OT Executive Rundown). A series of processes directed at beingness and exteriorizing the person with full perceptions. Audited by Class XII auditors. Available on Bridge after Grade IV Expanded at FSO (Flag) only. Three steps include: handling why the person is pinned to the body as well as handling old PTS situations including the phenomena of being PTS to self, handling identities, and handling a unique phenomena involving stability and its past, present, and future consequences (this phenomena may be stuck attention beams on self from others). - Jonathon Barbera.

Lawn Ornament, David Miscavige. He's a dwarf, geddit? See Poodle.

Lazarus, a program written by Homer to tell posters to ars when their posts have been canceled by the cult censor on Netcom known affectionately as the "Cancelpoodle." Thanks, Homer! (ars)

LDNF, London Foundation Org, evenings and weekends.

Level, see Class, Grade.

LF, Long Fall. A swing of the Meter needle to the left of a couple inches.

LFBD, 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 (potentiometer) of the Meter to keep the needle on the dial.

Life Repair, see Grades.

Lines, the cult's auditing ("therapy") and academy (training) services. "Ken isn't on lines at Flag anymore."

List One, a sec-check list for overts against Hubbard or Scientology; see RS.

Locational, a light auditing ("therapy") technique that gets the thetan (spirit or soul) centered in the MEST (Matter, Energy, Space, and Time) universe, so he knows where he is. Technique involves making the PC (Preclear; patient) look at trees, cars, people, touch books, etc. "Gary is outside doing a locational on Robert."

LRH, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, founder of Scientology cult. See Ron.

LRH Archives, CST, Church of Spiritual Technology. Also, COST.

L. Ron Hubbard, 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 in Tilden, Nebraska, USA; died 1986. See "Ron."

Ls, L10, L11, and L12. Special, extremely expensive Lists or Rundowns developed in 1970-71 and delivered at Flag. They are done by Class X, XI and XII auditors (Scientology "therapists") who shout at the PC (patient) holding the soup cans electrodes of the Scientology E-Meter. These were designed to handle psychosis, although now they are used for all Scientologists who are wealthy enough to afford them. The Ls material mentions the fact that the Reactive Mind, the storehouse of engrams or memories of pain and unconsciousness, is composed solely of Body Thetans or evil spirits. See the individual Ls.

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M1, or M1 Word Clearing, one of the 9 methods of the endless word clearing used in Scientology. M1 is done on a Meter, and locates charge or upset on words chains by subject, taking each back in time (often to fabricated past lives). M1 supposedly makes the recipient "Superliterate", able to "fast flow" through course checksheets without doing demos or checkouts. See also M8.

M2, metered word clearing done by having the student read aloud, then look up each word stumbled over or that reads on the meter.

M3, verbal word clearing done by the supervisor in the classroom and used whenever a student says s/he doesn't understand something. The sup then asks them to look earlier for a word that isn't understood, (the implication of Hubbard's perfection being implicit; if Hubbard wasn't clear or used the wrong word, this is just not acknowledged) has the student look it up in a dictionary, and then use it in sentences in the usual way. M3 is one of the most commonly-used methods of word clearing, along with M4 and self-study. In self-study, every word found is looked up, used in sentences, and cleared in each definition, pronunciation, and the derivation, as in all word clearing. "Set" is checked in all its permutations that were known already since childhood. "To" is diligently looked up, although it has little or no intrinsic meaning. "The" and "a" and "an" are all checked repeatedly, "definitions" memorized without being understood for the next supervisor star-rate checkout. For all their word-clearing, Scientologists are not particularly adept at language, missing the fact that most words are learned via context and use, not endless consultation of dry, dead, dictionaries. The average student in Scientology may spend hours each day flipping through the dictionaries, yet they don't seem to benefit from the activity at all. "Word clearing" is an integral part of the brainwashing in the cult. Its real aim is to make people compliant by doing absurd and meaningless repetitive tasks while instilling the cult's twisted semantics and thousands of neologisms and redefinitions from the two large cult dictionaries of such key terms as "critical thought", redefined as a completely negative activity. It is Orwell's _1984_ brought to life by another, albeit inferior, Science Fiction writer.

M4, metered classroom word clearing. The student is asked to focus on sections of text of about paragraph to page size and asked if there's an MU, then the meter is checked for any reaction. The word so metaphysically located is then looked up and cleared in the usual way. M4 is one of the most common forms of word clearing, along with M3 and self-study, as the students works by themselves to "clear up their MUs". Not clearing up one's own MUs may result in ethics actions being taken for going by MUs, a serious offense. This is another cult catch-22 situation, as all students can be asked for definitions of words like "be" or something equally ridiculous, hesitate, and end up in trouble. During star-rate checkouts, definitions are often demanded out of the blue. "What's the definition of 'too'?", "The number 2?", "Flunk!" being a common occurrence with no recourse given. Any opposition to the obvious unfairness of the situation just gets the person in more hot water in the totalitarian system. Any opposition or complaints are, after all, a sign of 'natter' produced by, you guessed it, MUs! Word clearing is an integral part of Scientology brainwashing.

M5, the student is asked what words mean from a list, as in auditing commands. The ones the person can't define quickly and accurately are flunked.

M6, key word clearing. The most important words relating to a specific post are looked up and word cleared in a dictionary upon any hint of slowness or hesitancy on the part of the staff member. This is based on the idea that so-called "MUs" can thwart someone's production on post; an untested idea, to put it mildly.

M7, used for illiterates, children, and foreign-language persons. The student is made to read aloud, and at each omission or stumble or hesitation or frown, the word is explained to the person verbally or looked up for him or her by the twin or word clearer.

M8, part of the Primary Rundown, its end product is superliteracy. An alphabetical list of every word in the materials being studied, such as a book or tape, is looked up. This is the most thorough methods of W/Cing. Its requirement for the exalted state of "superliteracy" has been superseded by M1, or was at one time in the cult.

M9, unmetered word clearing action. Student is made to read the text aloud while the word clearer follows along in another copy of the text. When the student stumbles or frowns or coughs, etc., the word is thoroughly looked up and "cleared" by the usual method.

MAA, Master At Arms. A Sea Org (highly indoctrinated Scientologists who sign billion-year contracts) Ethics Officer, responsible for keeping Ethics in (keeping the all-important production up; someone who produces well in Scientology is almost always regarded as being in-Ethics; the ends justify the means is policy.) Their lower org equivalent is called an Ethics Officer, or EO.

Marcab Confederacy, a galactic confederation and the denizens thereof. It is a star system in the astronomy charts. It is also supposed to be the source of most of the destructive 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 fedora hats, 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 Captain Bill."

Meatball, A derogatory Free Zone (qv) term for people who don't believe in their strange ideas. (act) See Basher.

Mental Image Picture, a picture in the Reactive mind, the repository of memories of painful and unconscious moments. "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 an anti-Scientologist or Suppressive Person. A bad person; a person who speaks ill of Scientology, and should therefore be punished.

MEST, 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.

Milgram Experiment, the; a psychological influence process. "A very famous psychology experiment with a rather depressing result. Milgram's subjects were put in front of a device that was supposed to administer electric shocks to someone in another room (the other person was actually an actor who responded as if he were being shocked) and were then ordered by Milgram to administer increasing levels of shocks, even levels that were marked as 'dangerous' on the device and that elicited a simulation of agony from the actor. He found that most of his subjects obeyed him, even when they generally believed that they were injuring the other person. The experiment basically showed that the 'Nuremberg defense' mindset is alive and well in the US; people are conditioned to obey authority and will compromise their own principles to do so. The experiment was done in the late '60s or early '70s; I doubt things have gotten better since then. Remember that most Americans now think of the late '60s and early '70s as one of the worst periods in American history, and cite 'lack of respect for authority' as one of the main reasons for why it was so terrible." - Eric Bohlman. Read Obedience to Authority: An Experimental View, by Stanley Milgram (Harper & Row, 1974).

Misemotional, describing a display of inappropriate emotion; for example, crying for no reason. "Mary has been misemotional since her last action; she needs a repair."

Mission, 1. the Newspeak-corrected term for a cult franchise, as Hubbard originally and more accurately called them before the "religious angle" was adopted to garner tax breaks for his company. Last heard, the package used to set up a Mission could be bought for US $56,000. A year or two ago, the Co$ management gloated that 1,000 mission franchises had been sold at $56,000 each. That works out to $56,000,000 all told. If the cult's total annual gross is $300,000,000, then this one source accounts for nearly 1/5. These franchises are meant to pay their owners 15%, trouble is, if your Mission ever makes it, it will be taken away from you. Missions cannot train auditors, but they can deliver low-level courses and processing; they are meant to send their "products" on to the next higher org on the ladder, the nearest Class V Org. 2. A set of orders given to Missionaires (Sea Org members sent to clay demo and then carry out some orders) to go out and do an action, usually gathering money from low-level Scientology Orgs, getting back "blown" staff members, and so forth. Missions are notoriously violent in their methods, and lower-level orgs live in fear of getting a set of these Sea Org bully-boys with their daggers and uniforms in to "put in their ethics" (make them fork over more money) and "get their stats up" with intimidation tactics. Missions are sometimes given absolute ethics authority, meaning they are allowed to do anything to "get ethics in".

Missionaire, a Sea Org member specially trained to do 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."

Misunderstood, misuderstood word, see M/U, M3, M4.

Mock Up, to make up; particularly mental imagery, but may also apply to physical things. Scientologists may often confuse external reality with imagination or fantasy, and may well not see the difference between imagining a wall, and taking a hammer and nails and building one. "Mock up a wall. Thank you. Now destroy that wall. Thank you."

Motivator, a nasty thing that one "pulls in" as a result of having prior overts, undisclosed naughty acts. 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 they did to us!'"

M/U, Mis-U, or MU; a misunderstood word, meant to cause everything from blows (sudden departures) to overts and withholds, and actually being the root cause of SPs. Because of the centricity of "MUs" and their destructive potential it is a crime to go by them when studying, and subjects the student to the risk of getting a kangaroo "court of ethics". The cult is fanatical about not going by one, and insists that everyone look things up endlessly in dictionaries and go through every definition. This becomes quite tedious with words like "to", "set", and "be." Extensive pieces of the "tech" are devoted to "word clearing", qv, and so the hapless student ends up trapped in a arbitrary system which may punish or help, punish or help, alternately, with the word clearing or the ethics actions. The very definition of "MU" is mutable and arbitrary in that it is a word that makes one frown or blink or stumble on or slow down on reading, etc., as spotted by others - all of this adds to the coercive, conforming, and group- pressure nature of the beast. See M3, M4 for more on this topic. "Look up your M/Us and quit your nattering Mister, or I'll have you busted down to Ethics!"

M/U Phenomena, the emotional upset leading to Blows, disappearances from the organization, that follows going by a misunderstood word, according to the cult's "study tech." M/U Phenomena is the only reason someone gives up on Scientology, according to Hubbard. If you think it is all nonsense, it is because you went by a word you didn't understand. If you think it is dangerous, and that the RPF (Rehabilitation Project Force; the cult's gulag) is repressive and sick, you just have an M/U. If you think the Purification Rundown is bizarre, you have an M/U, and it is your problem. Get it?

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Narconon, a cult front-group that purportedly cures drug addition. Narconon is used for cult recruitment; its techniques have been called unscientific, medically unsound, and possibly dangerous.

Natter, to say negative things; to give off bad vibes. Natter is said to be caused by going past Misunderstood words, and having Overts or undisclosed bad acts, and can thus lead to Blows. "If you don't stop Nattering, you're going to the RPF!"

NED, New Era Dianetics. Dianetics on the wholetrack, your last 75 trillion years. NED for OTs is abbreviated NOTS, and as this is done solo, with the soup-can electrodes of the E-Meter 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.

New OT I, II, etc. See OT I, II, etc.

Newspeak, George Orwell's "1984" explication of applied semantics. "1984" provides much insight into the cult of Scientology, by the way.

NLSCC, the Netherlands branch office of the ARSCC, which also does not exist.

Non-E, Non-Existence. A production level; someone is said to be in Non-E when they are new on their post, not known to all the other Org terminals (people), and not producing anything. There is a formula for getting out of Non-E all the way up to Power, the best condition, or measure of an individual's production. It is all about making more money. See Conditions.

NOTS, NED (New Era Dianetics) for OTs (Operating Thetans). See NED, OT 5.

NYF, New York Foundation Org, evenings and weekends.

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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 bucks.

Obedience to authority, see Milgram experiment.

Objectives, 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 Control.

OC, see Orange County.

OEC, 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."

OES, 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". See lines.

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.

OoS, 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. See Control.

Op-Term, 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.

Org, 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, see OEC.

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.

OSA, 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.

OT, 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 FLA...

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." - Jonathon Barbera.

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 Barbera.

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. - Jonathon Barbera.

OT XIV, Title not given. Probably incomplete or nonexistent. - Jonathon Barbera.

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 VIII.

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.

Out-Ethics, 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-Gradient, see Gradient.

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."

Overt, 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.

Overboarding, 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.

O/W, Overts and Withholds, undisclosed naughty (anti-Scientology) acts and the attempt to hide them from public view. Also called O/W "tech".

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PAB, Professional Auditor's Bulletin. An issue type for Scientology auditors or therapists. Some of Hubbard's "technical" writings to his flock of auditors may be found in these.

PAC, Pacific Area Command, the Los Angeles area in Hubbardspeak.

PACRPF, Pacific Area Command - Rehabilitation Project Force, in the basement of the Cedars Complex. Most RPF'ers live in Lebanon Hall and do their courses on the first floor of the main building. Only a few are sent to the basement the (RPF's RPF) down in the extensive tunnel network under the main building that extends out under the parking lot.

Particle, a person seen as a thing to be routed, or a piece of information in the cult's communication theory.

PC, preclear. Someone who is getting auditing (spiritual counseling) who is not yet "Clear," Clear being that state of being free of unconscious impulses that cloud your judgment, and not having any memories of pain and unconsciousness or engrams. PC or preclear is often used to mean anyone taking Scientology "therapy" even if they are Clear or above. A person who is OT 1 through OT 8 and being audited may be called a PC or sometimes a pre-OT.

PDC, the Philadelphia Doctorate Course; dates from 1952. Now offered as a series of tapes of Hubbard's lectures known as the PDC lectures.

Perceptics, the list of senses, extended far beyond the usual five by Scientology.

PES, the Public Executive Secretary, one of the three executives directly under the ED, the Executive Director, along with the HES and OES. Also called the Public Exec Sec.

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 fraud 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 his ridiculous claim that Dawson's hoax was a direct ancestor to modern man.

Poodle, a pet name for David Miscavige, the dictator of the cult of Scientology. Dennis Erlich: "Patrick Jost, in a conversation with me, described the little pr*ck as looking like a poodle. Knowing Miscarriage as I do, I thought the handle fit well, so I've used it ever since. Although I think lawn ornament and (*) fit him well, too." (*) is crude ASCII art. Very crude.

Postulate, to wish into existence; a supposed OT super-power along the lines of Tone 40 and Intention, qv. "David postulates that the Psyches will all be destroyed by the year 2000; our program of dead-agenting them will make his postulate stick." Ted Mayett: "I have a definition for Postulate. - body english on a bowling ball."

Pot Kettle Black, from the saying "the pot calling the kettle black", a common phrase on ars in reply to, for example, a Scientologist calling ars critics "bigots" when it was the cult's leader Hubbard who wrote "the trouble with China is there are too many Chinks", and that blacks had bigger reads on the E-meter due to having bigger overts (sins) that whites, and other racist remarks, to which a critic follows up "Pot Kettle Black."

Power Processing, (Grades V & VA - Power and Power Plus). First set of processes are directed at the upper part of the awareness chart (source, existence, conditions). These levels are only done when a PC does not go Clear on New Era Dianetics and is audited by Class VII auditors at Saint Hills and higher organizations. - Jonathon Barbera. See Grades.

PR, Public Relations. A central theme in the cult with several drills and many written policies. The whole idea is to make Scientology out to be something good, something great, and to attack all sources of criticism vigorously with an end to silencing them. Many of the low-level Scientologists will go into PR mode automatically and wax enthusiastic about the wonderful "gains" they are having and so forth without realizing the false picture of Scientology they are creating. High-level Scientologists engage in outright lying and distortion of facts, such as calling modern Germany a "Nazi state" or saying that psychs, (psychiatrists) are behind some global conspiracy, or turning failed lawsuits into "big wins" with bland propaganda and so on. See Freedom.

Preclear, see PC.

Prenatal, an Engram (moment of pain and unconsciousness) received while in the womb. Hubbard guessed the womb was a nasty place, full of bumps and grinds and horrible noises.

Pre-OT, a person who is being audited and is above Clear on the grade chart. See PC.

PRO, Public Relations Officer.

PROAC, Public Relations Office (or Officer) Area Control.

Process, an auditing or "therapy" action.

Processing, the action of auditing a PC or patient. A coldly distant term for Scientology's "therapy", which itself can be very cold and distant; the term shows Hubbard's lack of respect for the people he conned out of their money for his quack cult "therapy".

Pro TRS, the Professional Training Routines for auditors or therapists, involving long hours staring at another student, reciting verses out of Lewis Carroll's "Alice in Wonderland", Bullbaiting or insulting each other, and doing lots of Clay Demos, or figures in Plasticine (tm). "Our son was made into a zombie on the Pro TRs."

Psychs, 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 (SSRIs) 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 known as Psychs, but who are really members of the fifth galactic invader force, qv.

PT, Present Time, the here and now. "SPs are stuck in an incident in the past; they need to be brought up to PT."

PTS, Potential Trouble Source. Someone who is in contact with an SP, a Suppressive or anti-Scientology person, and therefore may cause trouble for the cult. "Mary is a PTS Type III." Adjective; "She is PTS to that Wholetrack SP on her lines." See also individual types of PTS - 1 to 3, and A to J, SP, Disconnection.

PTS/SP Course, a training pack that deals with how to handle and disconnect from SPs (Suppressive Persons; people who disagree with Scientology) that are enturbulating (disturbing) you, usually in one's immediate family.

PTS Type One, a person who has an SP in contact with them, trying to help them get out of the cult.

PTS Type Two, a person who has an SP in their past who they can't name. A catch-all for people who don't improve using the unworkable quack therapy of Scientology.

PTS Type Three, a person suffering a psychotic breakdown due to connection with an anti-Scientologist or psychiatrist, supposedly. Often this label is applied to people who flip under the incredible strain of Scientology's paranoid bullshit. PTS Type Three's are then placed on the Introspection Rundown, where they are locked up to hide them from authorities, who don't like to see people driven round the bend by the cult, and may make waves.

PTS Type A, people intimately connected with SPs through family or marital ties who are likely to have help getting out of the cult or be exposed to the other side of the question.

PTS Type B, criminals.

PTS Type C, people who make legal threats against the cult, or who publicly attack Scientology.

PTS Type D, people who believe that Scientology is responsible for what it did to them, who won't buy the line that they are completely responsible for all the destructive things the cult does and won't accept that the victim is solely to blame for any mishaps.

PTS Type E, people who are forced into being audited by others. To be effective, the impetus must seem to come from within, then they only have themselves to blame.

PTS Type F, people who aren't certain that Scientology's quack therapy works, and want to test it.

PTS Type G, rich or influential people who want free quack auditing "therapy" based on their status.

PTS Type H, open minded people who aren't certain and 100% dedicated to Scientology, as the cult demands.

PTS Type I, people who do not believe that they can get better using the cult's quack therapy, thus the placebo effect will be weakened.

PTS Type J, people who are likely to have a critical bent regarding Scientology, who may not swallow the BS in one big gulp - judges, boards, newspaper reporters, magazine writers, etc.

Purif, the Purification Rundown. A cleansing process, intended to remove drugs supposedly 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, Dianazene.

Put a head on a pike, a Hubbardian policy learned apparently from Vlad the Impaler to intimidate critics by taking their leader and doing their worst to him or her through harassment, lawsuits, frame-ups, etc. in the hope that this will scare others off. "OSA and RTC have really put a head on a pike in the media industry with Time/Warner being sued for 400 million dollars; the libel chill should make other magazines think twice before writing about Scientology."

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Q & A, question(ing) and answer(ing); not going A to B, but rather wasting time, querying orders instead of blindly obeying like you are meant to. "Don't Q & A on the order; go out and kill the judge's dog!"

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R6EW, Routine 6 - End Words (Grade VI). The first solo audited level done by PCs who did not go Clear on New Era Dianetics. This level is directed at R6 (reactive mind) implant material by finding the ideas (endwords) which the PC is dramatizing. Available at Advanced Organizations and higher. - Jonathon Barbera.

Raw Meat, A derogatory term for the ordinary public or non-Scientologists. "Body route some more Raw Meat into this Org, Sam, or I'll send you to Ethics!"

RD, Rundown. An auditing or "therapy" process.

Reactive Mind, the place where Engrams, memories of pain and unconsciousness, are stored. On a higher level, Engrams are revealed to be none other than Body Thetans or evil spirits infesting our bodies by the thousands. Also called the Bank.

Reality, "basically an agreement", sputtered Hubbard. Trouble is, the general population doesn't agrees with that definition.

Red Vols, the huge set of red "technical" volumes that contain the Scientology "technology." See OEC, Green Vols.

Reg, 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 Regging done to boost GI by next Thursday!"

Repair, a fixer-upper for when the "100% standard" uniformly workable "tech" of Scientology fails or goes wrong; a common occurrence. "Beth just paid $2,500 for a repair."

Restimulate, to turn on unpleasant memories. "By reading the OT 3 materials posted to ars, my Case has become heavily Restimulated."

R-Factor, Reality Factor, a harsh and brutal cussing out by a superior, usually given to one who is downstat, or not making enough money.

Rice and Beans, the naughty SO (Sea Organization) member's diet regimen. Guaranteed to lose weight, or gums and teeth, or resistance to Scientology's weird concepts - whichever comes first.

RICO, Racketeering, Influence, and Corrupt Organizations Act. An American bill put forward to curtail organized crime, like Scientology, for example.

Ridge, a solid mass which purportedly develops when two flows collide. "He's creating such a ridge by arguing with the public." "I still have that ridge in my forehead from the baseball that hit me."

Rock Slam, an erratic E-Meter needle movement, see RS.

Rock Slammer, see RS.

Ron, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. L. Ron Hubbard is often called "Ron" by his followers. Other names frequently used for him are "L. Ron Hubbard", "The Commodore", "Source", "LRH", and "The Admiral." Born in 1911 in Tilden, Nebraska; died in 1986.

Ronbot, a derogatory term for a Scientologist. See clam.

RPF, Rehabilitation Project Force, the cult's internal gulag where bad people are sent for punishment or "rehabilitation"; a brain washing and penal organization.

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. Round about '77 or so, everyone in the Sea Org had to be run on "List One", a list containing items like LRH, auditing, E-Meters, etc. If an R/S showed up at any point on the list, you went directly to RPF. Do not pass go, do not collect $17. Rock slammer technically means any person with one or more R/Ses shown in their PC folders. In slang, it means a criminal or SP. "Harry is a real Rock-Slammer; better get him into a sec-check fast."

RTC, Religious Technology Center. David Miscavige is COB - Chairman of the Board - of the RTC, which holds the cult's "trademarks" and "copyrights." That's right; "trademarks" and "copyrights!" Scientology is the only "religion" (so it claims) around to try to patent spiritual freedom. Of course, it is all a money-making scam; if the laughable "tech" was made free and public, on the Internet for example, who would pay $300,000 for it? Jonathon Barbera: "Senior-most management organization in Scientology (on the chart). Protects the technologies of Dianetics and Scientology through the ownership of the trademarks. Includes the Inspector General Network which is responsible for the three main realms of activity (ethics, tech, and administration). Each of these realms are overseen by an Inspector General (IG Ethics, IG Tech, and IG Admin)."

Rundown, an auditing or "therapy" 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 in California."

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Saint Hill, the manor Hubbard bought in East Grinstead, England, with his ill-gotten gains. See SH.

Scamizdat, a net.zine containing much of the secret Scientology "technology" and policy. Scamizdat got its name from scam (Scientology) + samizdat, an underground press for publishing and disseminating dissident works in the former Soviet Union; also, the materials so published. It is an abbreviation of samizdatel'stvo, meaning self publishing (house), from sam-, self, + izdatel'stvo, publisher. The creators of Scamizdat obviously see parallels between Communist Russia and Scientology in the way they deal with critics and free-speech. Spam Killer, "'samizdat' is a clever pun. It means 'self-published' but it takes force from 'gosizdat' (sp?), the Soviet acronym for Government Publishing."

Scieno, a term for Scientologist, which is a bit long to type out over and over and over. The origination of the term according to Dennis Erlich: "The term was coined by none other than Bill Franks himself. He was made the Executive Director International for life by the Phattard in 1979 (i believe). After poodleboy had him kidnapped, taken to Hemet and held against his will, he escaped and came back to Clearwater to picket in front of the Ft. Harrison." Usage is generally somewhat disparaging, but less so than "clam".

Scieno-speak, see Scientologese. (ars)

Scientologese, a term used to describe the strange new language used within the cult of Scientology; an odd mixture of rather illiterate English and thousands of new terms that Hubbard introduced in his extensive writings. Also called Scieno-speak, Hubbardese. (ars)

Scientology, Hubbard's money-making venture into religion; started after Dianetics. Word comes from Nordenholz's book "Scientologie 34."

#Scientology, an IRC discussion channel devoted to Scientology. Formerly #clambake.

Scn, short for Scientology.

Sec Check, confessional dirty-laundry type Scientology "therapy." See "Sec Checking."

Sec Checking, Security Checking. Running lists of questions on a PC or patient 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 session. Term comes from Hubbard's extreme paranoia about Communist, governmental, or psychiatric infiltration of Scientology, and the need to run Security checks on new Scientologists.

Senior C/S (Case Supervisor) Int, part of INT management and is located with CMO INT. The person holding this post is considered the senior-most technical terminal within the Church and is responsible, with his or her juniors, for overseeing standard delivery, receiving tech related petitions, and c/s'ing difficult cases which cannot be resolved at a smaller organization. - Jonathon Barbera.

Senior Exec Strata, Senior Executive Strata. Management organization in charge of developing programs to be done in service organizations to boost various areas of production and delivery. Each of the members of the Exec Strata are responsible for a specific area such as selling books or field activities. - Jonathon Barbera. Head of the Exec Strata is the ED INT, currently Guillaume Lesevre.

Ser Fac, Service Facsimile. A mental image picture the PC (Preclear or patient) uses to make himself or herself right and others wrong, help him dominate others and himself escape domination, or to enhance his own survival and injure that of others. At least, that's what the tech says; in reality, the term is applied to people who are not "up-stat" - running around like a chicken with their head cut off to make money fast for the cult. If someone is moping, looks depressed, is making excuses, saying "oh, poor me", justifying their errors and generally "acting the victim" and trying to get sympathy instead of being 100% dedicated and "making it go right", they are said to be ser fac'ing (pronounced FACKing). In other words, if someone isn't living up to the fascist ideals of Scientology, they're said to be dramatizing their ser facs."If you keep pulling down stats in my area with your Ser Facs, I'll write a KR on you!" Grade 4 deals with auditing this type of engram out of the mark. See Grade 4.

Service Facsimile, see Ser Fac.

Session, an auditing or "therapy" regimen; PC patient holds the cans, Auditor "therapist" behind the Meter. Also called Processing, Auditing, qv.

Severe reality adjustment, see SRA.

SH, Saint Hill manor, in East Grinstead, Sussex, England. Hubbard set up Scientology's worldwide headquarters there for several years, until he was kicked out of the UK by the government's Home Office.

Shore Story, a lie told to cover up illegal activity or give a good PR facade to fool wogs, non-Scientologists. "Your Shore Story while on mission will be that you are working for an independent research facility out of Dallas."

SHSBC, the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course for auditors, ("therapists") given at Saint Hill in England 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, arduous, and expensive. It is meant to give a very high level of proficiency to the auditor "therapist", and is recommended for the unreleased higher OT levels IX and above. See Class 6.

SLD, Southern Land Development Corp. - a front name used to purchase the Ft. Harrison Hotel in Clearwater, Florida.

SMI Int, Scientology Missions International International - Oversees all Missions ("Franchises"). - Jonathon Barbera.

SNC, abbreviation for the Stevens Creek Mission.

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 (Guardian's Office; a precursor to OSA, the Office of Special Affairs, the cult's answer to the KGB.)

SO, the Sea Org, the commanding and controlling element in the cult, partly working off ships, partly land-based at Flag in Clearwater, FLA, the Cedars Complex in Los Angeles, and other places. The core is now at the INT Base and the HGB, qv.

SO 1 Line, Standing Order number one line. All communications sent to Hubbard, so we were told, actually went to him, and were read by him, and answered by him. Not true; there was a team of letter readers/writers to deal with the volume, right down to forging Hubbard's signature on the replies. "When all else fails, there's always the SO 1 Line!" See ED INT for more information and the address for the replacement for the SO-1 line.

Solo auditing, a self-auditing procedure used at the higher levels of the cult's "Bridge," or levels of enlightenment chart. The E-Meter cans are stuck onto a plastic holder and held in one hand. Saves money for the cult, as solo levels aren't any cheaper, but there's no need for an auditor or "therapist," only a C/S, Case supervisor (the person in charge of running "therapy" actions on the Preclear or patient. Solo violates one of Hubbard's primary rules of auditing, that the PC (Preclear) cannot audit himself. "Solo Auditor Course, Part Two, includes confidential solo steps to be done in order to further train the new solo auditor. Done by everyone prior to first solo level (either R6EW or New OT I) at Saint Hills and higher organizations." - Jonathon Barbera.

Solo NOTS, self-auditing, solo "therapy" NED for OTs, New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans; the running out of Body Thetans or evil spirits. See NED.

Somatics, pains and aches restimulated or turned on during a "therapy" session, or contained within an engram or memory incident. "The PC got a heavy somatic in her jaw while auditing a clam incident."

SOS, Science of Survival; an L. Ron Hubbard book that details the dynamics of life, and the principle that we are all just trying to survive. Recommended reading.

Source, 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 Source."

Southern Land Development Corp, see SLB.

SP, Suppressive Person, an evil person; someone who criticizes Scientology in any way. (the two are one and the same in the cult) SPs are the cult's _1984_ Goldsteins, and give definition to the group and a common enemy. Supposedly, some large fraction of the total population is composed of these "anti-social" characters, variously cited as 2% or 20%. Hubbard listed 12 traits of the SP, such as talking in generalities, criticism, and so forth. SPs are formally "declared" with a goldenrod issue, and lists are kept of these dangerous people. Ars has adopted its own SP levels as a badge of honour; in Scientology, there are no levels of SP. SPs create PTSes, people who are influenced by them. See MU, PTS, Disconnection.

Spaink, verb. An ars word. If you win a lawsuit so decisively that your opponent has to pay your legal costs, you are said to have "Spainked" your opponent. Scientology was first Spainked by Karin Spaink, nlscc luminary, then Spainked by Zenon, and now has been Spainked by Magne Berge in Norway.

SP levels, a badge of harassment worn with pride by ars posters; they mock the OT levels, and show how suppressive a particular participant to ars is; the higher the level, the more damage that critic has done to Scientology, and the more fire they have drawn in the process.

Spokesclam, a Scientology spokesperson or PR agent. See clam.

Squirrel, 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." May also be used as a verb denoting the action of subversion of Scientology "Technology," as "Koos has been squirreling auditing tech."

SRA, Severe Reality Adjustment. The use of screaming and demeaning right in someone's face, usually by a superior, to get the person to fit into the mold of the Scientology cult better. Similar "tech" to that used by drill sergeants in boot camp.

Standard Tech, in theory, all of Scientology is 100% Standard Tech, meaning it is just workable, and yet full of unadmitted errors needing constant repair actions on PCs (patients). "Flag has the most 100% Standard Tech on the planet!" See Golden Age of Tech, the.

Stats, Statistics. Each Scientologist has to monitor his or her success, which is transmitted to control organs, e.g. the EO, Ethics Officer. Stats must be up every Thursday by two (pm), or the hapless cult indoctrinee is punished by being made to do Conditions or extra work. See also Conditions.

Straightwire, an auditing technique, using hypnosis to place the PC (Preclear) right back in the memory incident, to see and hear it all over again.

Student Hat, an approximately $1,500 dollar course that teaches students to never go by a word they don't understand, and do little clay demos out of Plasticine (tm). A good revenue source, as most of the course is done from audio tapes, and requires little effort from the Supervisor or teacher. See also M3, M4.

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 demoing by shuffling a kit of small blocks and toys about with the hands. "Stewart paid $1,500 to learn Study Tech on the Student Hat course." See also M3, M4.

Success Story, a coerced write-up required to complete any auditing "therapy" action. Success Stories are usually filled with bland, often meaninglessly nebulous statements about "blowing mass", "having cognitions", and "big wins." See "Win", "Big Win."

Sunshine Rundown, an expensive auditing "therapy" routine similar to a locational, in which the Preclear (patient) is told to look at things about them. "Solo audited without a meter. Spotting drills where the Clear spots specific things in the environment. Four of the five things to spot may include something near, something far, something big, and something small. Available at Class V Organizations which deliver the CCRD and all higher organizations." - Jonathon Barbera.

Superliterate, referring to a Scientologist who has done the Student Hat course and M1 word clearing to enable him or her to fastflow through course checksheets. Superliteracy mainly means that the Scientologist has no upset on misunderstood words, not that they are really super literate, although this is sometimes implied and tacitly agreed to. "Hey, you're Superlit? Must be a big win to fastflow through your courses like that!"

Super Power, A series of 12 rundowns including: Ethics and Justice Repair Rundown, Personal Revival Rundown, Consequences Rundown, and False Data and Loss Rundown. Delivered by Super Power auditors at FSO (Flag) and might also be delivered to staff at Class Vs who have completed KTL (in English speaking organizations) and LOC. Release of this rundown is expected to make planetary clearing and the expanding of all service organizations to the size of old Saint Hill a reality. - Jonathon Barbera.

Suppressive person, see SP.

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TA, 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 Clearwater!"

TARSCCDNE, acronym for "the arscc does not exist", the standard disclaimer, usually lower-case. See ARSCC.

TD, 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,

Tech, 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."

Teegeeack, Earth. Its old name. 75 million years old, according to Hubbard.

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.)

Terminal, 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."

Theta, 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."

Theta-L, 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.

Thetan, 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 2:00."

TOK, Tokyo Organization.

Tone Arm, see TA.

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, Postulate.

Tone Forty Command, an order given at Tone Forty, and therefore filled with mystical OT, Operating Thetan intention that must be instantly obeyed.

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 Scale."

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.

Track, the timeline of life's memories; both this life and earlier ones.

TRs, 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.

TWC, two-way comm. See 2WC.

Two-way comm. See 2WC.

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UK-ARSCC, the United Kingdom branch office of the ARSCC, which also does not exist.

UFZA, United Freezone Alliance, a loose affiliation of former cult members who still can't throw off the tatters of Hubbard's "tech". See Free Zone. (act)

Up Lines, towards the top of the cult hierarchy of Organizations. "All the money from Class V Orgs goes Up Lines."

Up Stat, describing a condition of having the all-important production statistics going up, indicating increased output and more money coming in. Also, a general term of goodness or cleanliness, 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.

USB, United States Base - same as Flag Service Org. See FSO.

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Valence, possession by another personality or evil spirit. "You sure mock up a good SP valence!"

Verbal Tech, the cardinal 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 spouting Verbal Tech!"

VFP, Valuable Final Product, the end result of a plan of action drawn up with targets. Each post in an org has a VFP it is meant to produce; ie, the VPF of a supervisor might be well-trained students.

VGIs, Very Good Indicators. A bright, shining, smiling face expected and rewarded after a feedback session with an auditor "therapist" and an E-Meter. "Sally was F/Ning with VGIs after her Sunshine Rundown."

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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.

WDC, 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.).

WDNE, 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!"

Wholetrack, the timeline of trillions of years of memory Scientologists claim to have. "Sally has major Overts from six million years ago on her Wholetrack."

Why, a reason to explain why something happens; a cause. "We need to find the why behind the failure of Operation Snow White."

Win, a success from a Scientology perspective. "David Miscavige announced some Big Wins we had in Germany in 1994." See "Big Win", "Success Story."

WISE, 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.

Withhold, 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.

Wog, a derogatory and racist term the cult co-opted from British slang, and now uses to refer to people outside of Scientology's purview.

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.

WUS, Western US. See CLO.

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Xenu (ZEE-new, ZEEN-you), sometimes spelled Xemu (ZEE-moo, ZEEM-you), the evil galactic ruler that packaged us all up, put us on Hawaii, and blew us up with H bombs 75,000,000 years ago, according to L. Ron Hubbard, author of Dianetics. The picture on the cover of Dianetics is meant to restimulate this incident implanted by Xenu, and force us to buy a copy. What's that you say? Hawaii didn't exist 75,000,000 years ago? Shhh! You'll wake him! Note: which spelling you choose is up to you; the field is split about 50/50 in ex-Scientologists, critics, and even authors on which one is best. Each side vigorously defends their pet spelling, and both sides have documentation to back up their version, which they insist is the only correct one. I believe either is correct, but I prefer Xenu with an N, pronounced ZEE-new. It is rumoured that this emotional debate will eventually lead to a schism of the arscc into two distinct and warring camps (can't you *see* the difference? *He's* black on the *left* side!)

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Some definitions from the cult's literature

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These were provided by provided by sdraper,, (Anonymous User), Xenu's Sister, and several others.

Aberrate, to make something diverge from a straight line. The word comes basically from optics. *Aberrated*, departed from rationality, deranged. (from TD)

Anaten, 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, AD 15)

Anaten, 1. an abbreviation of analytical attenuation meaning diminution or weakening of the analytical awareness of an individual for a brief or extensive period of time. If sufficiently great, it can result in unconsciousness. (It stems from the restimulation of an engram which contains pain and unconsciousness.) - Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary. 2. simply a drop in ARC to an extreme. (Scn AD) (PAB 70) 3. the physiological by-product of unconsciousness. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 170) 4. dope-off. (Ability 52) (dope-off is also defined...basically means "sleepy, foggy (as though doped)."

Anger, 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)

Antagonism, 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)

Apathy, 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)

Beingness, 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. (from TD)

Blanketing, this incident consists of throwing oneself as a thetan over another thetan or over a mest body. Blanketing is done to obtain an emotional impact or even to kill. It is strongest in sexual incidents where the thetan throws two mest bodies together in the sexual act in order to experience their emotions. (HOM, p. 62)

Boil-off, v. 1. to become groggy and seem to go to sleep. (HFP, p. 100) n. 1. usually a flow running too long in one direction. (XDN No. 4, 7204C07) 5. boil-off was originally and sedately named "comatic reduction," but such erudition has been outvoted by the fact that it has never been used. (DMSMH p. 303)"

Boredom, 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)

Cans, electrodes for the E-meter. Steel soup or vegetable cans, unpainted, tops cleanly removed, label and glue washed off, tin plated or not, have been standard for many years. It is with these that calibration has been done. (HCOB, 14 Jul '70)

Cleared theta clear, 1. a person who is able to create his own universe; or, living in the mest universe is able to create illusions perceivable to others at will, to handle mest universe objects without mechanical means and to have and feel no need of bodies or even the mest universe to keep himself and his friends interested in existence. 2. next level above theta clear (which is cleared of the need to have a body) 3. one who has full recall of everything and full ability as a thetan. (Scn 8-8008, p. 114) 5. ... the thetan is immortal and is possessed of capabilities well in excess of those hitherto predicted for man. (Scn 8-8008, p. 9)

Conservatism, 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)

Counter-effort, 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)

Counter-emotion, any *emotion* that is *countering* an existing *emotion*. (from TD)

Counter-thought, 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)

Criminal, 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. (from TD)

Ded-dedex, 1. The overt-motivator sequence went backwards. You hit Joe, then he hits you. Although it went this way you had it figured out that he must have hit you first. So you invented something that he did to you to motivate your hitting him. (SH Spec 83, 6612C06) 3. where the preclear all out of his own imagination has done something to somebody else and then it has been done to him. (PAB 18) An overt act (which may also be covert or accidental) is an incident which the preclear does to another dynamic. A DED is an incident the preclear does to another dynamic and for which he has no motivator - i.e., he punishes or hurts or wrecks something the like of which has never hurt him. Now he must justify the incident. He will use things which didn't happen to him. He claims that the object of his injury really deserved it, hence the word, which is a sarcasm. A DEDEX is an incident which happens to a preclear _after_ he has a DED. It is always on the same chain of subject, is always after the DED. It means the DED EXposed. It is covered guilt. Its effect on the preclear is out of all proportion to the actual injury to him. A degrader is an incident or a chain of incidents whereby a low-toned person seeks to bring down the tone of a higher-toned person...If the preclear is prone to degraders, he has a DED-DEDEX situation on the same dynamic he permits to degrade him. If he accepts criticism from women, he has a DED-DEDEX on women - History of Man Pages 85-86. DED: an incident the pc does to another dynamic and for which he has no motivator -- i.e., he punishes or hurts or wrecks something the like of which has never hurt him. DEDEX: an incident which happens to the pc _after_ he has a DED. It is always on the same chain or subject, is always after the DED. It means the DED exposed. It is covered guilt. Its effect on the pc is all out of proportion to the actual injury to him. (Glossary, Scientology: 8-80).

Delusion, a belief in something which is contrary to fact or reality resulting from deception, misconception, or misassignment. (HCOB 11 May, AD 15).

Dwindling Spiral, 1. one commits overt acts unwittingly. He seeks to justify them by finding fault or displacing blame. This leads him into further overts against the same terminals which leads to a degradation of himself and sometimes those terminals, (HCOB 21 Jan '60, Justification) 2. as life progresses, more and more theta becomes fixed as entheta in locks and secondary engrams, and less and less theta is available to the organism for purposes of reason. This is called the dwindling spiral. It is so called because the more entheta there is on the case, the more theta will be turned into entheta at each new restimulation. It is a three-dimensional vicious circle which carries the individual down the tone scale. (SOS, Bk. 2, p.26) (From TD)

E-meter, 1. the E-meter is a religious artifact used as a spiritual guide in the Church confessional...(HCOPL 24 Sept 73 VII) The E-meter is not intended nor effective for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of any disease...(Scn Abridged Dictionary) 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)

Engram, 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)

Ethics, 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)

Fac One, was an outright control mechanism, invented cut down rebel raids on invader installations. It was probably designed by the Fourth Invader and used by him in its original state and "ritual" for a considerable time. It gave him a nice, noncombative, religiously insane community. (Page 73, HOM)

Facsimile, 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)

Fear, 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)

Fifth invader force, a thetan from the fifth invader force believes himself to be a very strange insect-like creature with unthinkably horrible hands. He believes himself to be occupying such a body, but is in actuality simply a unit capable of producing space, time, energy and matter. (Scn. 8-8008, p. 132)

Firefight, the action of a quarrel between an auditor and a pc is called a firefight. (HCOB 21 Apr 71RB)

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)

Generality, 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)

Grief, 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)

Hard way TRs, demand for a start, two hours of no twitch, no blink, no eye redness, no unconscious, no wiggle TR Zero. Really real TRs beginning with Zero. Like the Bulletin. (LRH Exec Directive 143 Int)

Invalidation, 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)

Megalomaniac, a person who has delusions of grandeur, wealth, power, etc. (HCOB 11 May, AD 15)

Mest, 1. A coined word, meaning *matter*, *energy*, *space* and *time*, the physical universe. (from TD)

Misemotional, 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)

Mock-up, verb. To get an imaginary picture of. (from TD)

Mock-up, 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)

Motivator, 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)

Neurotic, 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. (from TD)

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. (from TD)

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)

Paranoid, 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)

Psychotic, 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. (from TD)

Responsibility, 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)

Revivification, 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)

Rock Slam, the following is the only valid definition of an R/S: the crazy, irregular *left-right* slashing motion of the needle on the E-Meter dial. R/Ses repeat left and right slashes unevenly and savagely, faster than the eye easily follows. The needle is frantic...A rock slam (R/S) means a hidden evil intention on the subject or question under auditing or discussion." (Tech Dict, p. 356)

Secondary, 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)

Service Facsimile, 1. these are called "service facsimiles." "Service" because they serve him. "Facsimiles" because they are in mental image picture form. They explain his disabilities as well. The facsimile part is actually a self-installed disability that "explains" how he is not responsible for being able to cope. So he is not wrong for not coping. Part of the "package" is to be right by making wrong. The service facsimile is therefore a picture containing an explanation of self condition and also a fixed method of making others wrong. (HCOB 15 Feb 74) 2. this is actually part of a chain of incidents which the individual uses to invite sympathy or cooperation on the part of the environment. One uses engrams to handle himself and others and the environment after one has himself conceived that he has failed to handle himself, others and the general environment (AP&A, p. 7) 3. it is simply a time when you tried to do something and were hurt or failed and got sympathy for it. Then afterwards when you were hurt or failed and wanted an explanation, you used it. And if you didn't succeed in getting sympathy for it, you used it so hard it became a psychosomatic illness. (HFP, p. 89) 4. every time you fail, you pick up this facsimile and become sick or sadly noble. It's your explanation to yourself and the world as to how and why you failed. It once got you sympathy. (HFP, p. 89) 5. that facsimile which the preclear uses to apologize for his failures. In other words, it is used to make others wrong and procure their cooperation in the survival of the preclear. If the preclear well cannot achieve survival, he attempts an illness or disability as a survival computation. The workability and necessity of the service facsimile is only superficially useful. The service facsimile is an action method of withdrawing from a state of beingness to a state of not beingness and is intended to persuade others to coax the individual back into a state of beingness. (AP&A, p. 43) 6. that computation generated by the preclear (not the bank) to make self right and others wrong, to dominate or escape domination and enhance own survival and injure that of others. (HCOB 1 Sept 63) Ser Fac, service facsimile. (HCOB 23 Aug 65)

Straightwire, 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, AD 15)

Suppress, 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. (from TD)

Suppressive Person, 2. 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. 4. 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. 5. 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. 6. Those who are destructively antisocial. 7. 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. (from TD)

Technique 88, 1. a technique is in there for everything. And that's why we say Technique 88. There's an infinity of techniques inside of Technique 88. Technique 88 includes all of the technology of doing anything that man or any other being has ever done. (5206CM25B) 2. is processing the theta body and actually anything that pertains to processing the theta body can be lumped into Technique 88. (5206CM27A) 3. the knowledge and know-how necessary to clear a theta body. (5206CM27A)

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 glossary)

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)

Trans-orbital leucotomy, an operation which, while the patient is being electrically shocked, thrusts an ordinary dime store ice pick into each eye and reaches up to rip the analyzer apart (DMSMH, p. 194)

Withhold, 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)

A sample of Scientologese

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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; it provides a prime example of the tortuous windings of the thought processes of an active-phase cult member, while also using many of the cult's terms and stock phrases in their natural context. There's a startling similarity in phraseology between Scientologists...reading this excerpt from sdraper will provide much insight into how a Scientologist thinks and speaks. The heavy strains of the cult's cruel Ethics system, as when sdraper talks about "criminals," is strangely juxtaposed with such words as "freedom" and "spiritual." In addition, the paranoid thread that runs throughout the organization as a living testament to Hubbard's own insanity is clearly seen in the lines about sec-checks, being "under attack," the omnipresent "chaos merchants" and "criminal organizations."

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 honor 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!

Notes on this FAQ

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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. They were first asked to post a list of cult terms in 1994; they have failed in their duty. They are suppressive according to their own definitions and dogma; deliberately trying to cave people in with MUs...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 e-mail to (Martin Hunt), and it will be added to the FAQ. 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, frequently used on ars, or generally informative will be considered for inclusion in the FAQ.

See any corrections? Same deal; send it along. But keep in mind it would be preferred to keep the descriptions a few lines 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. If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, quack quack quacks like a duck, then it must be Scientology. 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 posted definitions from sdraper, nobody, and xpolitic out of Scientology references can be considered accurate, unless you believe the cult's language is irrational nonsense, and in need of explanation by an inside expert.

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