The Scientologist Glossary
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Anything equals anything equals anything.
This is the way the Reactive Mind thinks, irrationally identifying thoughts,
people, objects, experiences, statements, etc., with one another where little or
no similarity actually exists. Example: Mr. X looks at a horse, knows it's a
house, knows it's a school teacher, so when he sees a horse he is respectful.
This is the behavior of the Reactive Mind. Everything is identified with
everything on a certain subject.
is a departure from rational thought or behavior. From the
Latin, "aberrare", to wander from, Latin "ab", away, "errare", to wander. It
means basically to err, to make mistakes, or more specifically to have fixed
ideas which are not true. The word is also used in its scientific sense. It
means departure from a straight line. If a line should go from A to B, then if
it is "aberrated", would go from A to some other point, to some other point, to
some other point, to some other point, to some other point, and finally arrive
at B. Taken in its scientific sense, it would also mean the lack of straightness
or to see crookedly.
(in auditing) is used about the action or fact of keeping
auditor's reports, summary reports, worksheets and other records related to an
auditing session. "He kept good "admin"" meaning that his summary report,
auditor's report and worksheets were neat, exactly on pattern, in proper
sequence and easily understood, as well as complete.
Degree of liking or affection or lack of
it. Affinity is a tolerance of distance. A great affinity makes you feel 'close'
to somebody or something. It's a tolerance of or liking of closeness or close
proximity. A lack of affinity would be an intolerance of or dislike of
closeness. Affinity is one of the components of understanding, the other
components are reality and communication. One's level of affinity is expressed
on the so-called tone scale.
is a person from whom sympathy came when the
PC was ill or injured. An ally coming to the PC's defense of his
words or actions aligns with the individual's survival. The Reactive Mind of
the PC gives that ally the status of always being right--especially if
this ally-relationship originally is coming from a highly painful Engram. The
alley is seen as a person that has to be blindly followed or supported as 'he
can do no wrong'.
To change or falsify the way something
means capable of resolving, such as
problems and situations. The 'Analytical' mind would be the conscious aware mind
which thinks, observes data, remembers it and resolves problems. It would be
essentially the conscious mind as opposed to the unconscious mind. In
Ability Clearing the
Analytical mind is the one which is alert and aware and the Reactive Mind simply
reacts without Analysis.
The word "analytical" is from the Greek, "analysis", meaning resolve, undo,
loosen, which is to say take something to pieces to see what it is made of. This
is one of those examples of the shortcomings of the English language since no
dictionary gives the word "analytical" any connection with thinking, reasoning,
perceiving, which in essence is what it would have to mean, even in English.
A word made from the initial letters of Affinity,
Reality and Communication which together equals understanding. ARC is pronounced
as three letters A-R-C.
1) A sudden drop or cutting
of one's affinity, reality, or communication with someone or something. It is
pronounced by its letters "A-R-C break".
2) A sudden drop or cutting of one's affinity, reality or communication with
someone or something. This is in common language known as an upset or a
condition of being shocked, disappointed, surprised, offended, etc. The A-R-C
break gives an inside look in the anatomy of what is going on.
ARC break Assessment:
Reading a prepared auditing list which applies to the activity. The list is read to the PC while on
a Meter. In the ARC Break Assessment the auditor only locates and then indicates
the charge found to the PC. It is used on very upset PCs where actual auditing
is not possible. If auditing is possible you can do Auditing by Lists. The same
list can be used but here you actually run a process to handle each read to F/N
Stands for affinity, reality,
communication, understanding. And curious, desired, enforced, inhibited, no, and
refused. These are the points assessed by an auditor on the Meter when handling
an ARC break. First he assesses ARCU, finds the most charged one and indicates
it to the PC. Then he assesses CDEINR, finds the most charged one and indicates
it to the PC. Example: The first Assessment finds 'Reality'. This is indicated.
The second assessment could end up with "Inhibited Reality". This is indicated
to the PC who will feel relief.
To view anything exactly as it is,
without any distortions or lies, at which moment it will be fully understood.
When a problem is As-is-ed it will vanish and cease to exist as a problem.
means to choose, from a list of statements -
which item or thing has the biggest read on the Meter. The longest read usually
will also have the PCs interest.
is done by the auditor between the
PCs Bank and the Meter. There is no need in assessing to look at the PC. Just
note which item has the longest fall or Blowdown. The auditor looks at the Meter
while doing an Assessment. Also the action of an auditor reading down a list to
find out which item on the list reacts more than the other items on the list,
using a Meter, and so choose which item to handle. (See also, Prepared Lists).
A simple auditing action given as a first
aid. Does not replace medical first aid. An action undertaken by an auditor to
assist the spirit to confront physical difficulties.
When interest becomes fixed, we have
attention; it's directed or held interest. Attention is aberrated bybecoming unfixed and sweeping at random, or
becoming too fixed without sweeping.
Could be considered a theta
energy unit of awareness existing in the mind in varying numbers from person to
person. This would be the theta endowment of the individual; attention units are
what he enjoys with, thinks with and works with. Attention units can be caught
up in incidents on the Time Track and be locked up in these incidents,
problems, etc. A person who is 'not there' mentally has most of his
attention units locked up. Auditing enables the PC to regain them as free
attention. See also theta.
Also called Processing, the application
of Ability Clearing processes and procedures to a person by a trained auditor. The exact
definition of auditing is: the action of asking a PC a question (which he
can understand and answer), getting an answer to that question and acknowledging
him for that answer.
A period in which an
auditor and PC are in a quiet place where they will not be disturbed. The
auditor gives the PC certain and exact commands which the PC can
A person trained and qualified in applying
Ability Clearing processes and procedures to individuals for their betterment; called an
auditor because auditor means "one who listens."
The technical or professional
code of Ability Clearingauditors; a list of "do's" and "don'ts". The rules are based on
experience and have proven themselves to be necessary to ensure optimum progress
in auditing a case; the governing set of rules for the general activity of
2) Important set of rules, which guides the auditor's professional behavior and
attitude. The purpose of these rules is to develop maximum trust between auditor
and PC. Maximum trust leads to quickest and most lasting results. It's a joy to
be audited by an auditor, who sticks to this code rigorously all the time.
Remember the important rule: Auditor plus PC is greater than PCs Bank (aud. +
A sheet on which the auditor
suggests the case supervision instructions for the next session. It has to be
approved by the C/S before being carried out.
Auditors Report Form (ARF): This shows in
summary form what actions were taken in session and how they went. The ARF is
made out at the end of each session and is an outline of what happened during
the session. (Abbreviation: ARF).
Bad indicators: (Bls):
indications on the PC and Meter that things are not going well for a PC.
Reactive Bank; Reactive Mind; Engram Bank.
The mental image picture collection of the PC. It comes from computer
technology where all data are in a "Bank"; portion of the mind which contains
Engrams, Secondaries and Locks.
1) Something that suddenly disappears (such as a
problem or charge in general) is said to have blown.
2) To depart without authorization from an area. To leave suddenly without
explanation. It can be used as a noun and as a verb.
In coaching certain drills the coach
attempts to distract the student auditor by doing Bullbaiting. This should be
done by play acting situations that could occur in session, but other things can
be used from time to time.As a bullfighter attempts to attract the bull's
attention and control the bull, so does the coach attempt to attract and control
the student auditor's attention; however the coach flunks the student auditor
whenever he succeeds in distracting the student from the drill and then repeats
the action until it no longer has any effect on the student (see also Buttons).
By-passed Charge: (BPC):
1. Mental energy
or mass that has been restimulated in some way inan individual, and that is
either in part or wholly unknown to thatindividual and so is capable of
affecting him negatively.
2. reactivecharge that has been by-passed (restimulated but overlooked by both
PC and auditor). When found and indicated the PC will experience relief. On a
Meter you would see a Blowdown.
The sum of aberrated conduct or behavior
resulting from the influences of the Reactive Mind.
When a practitioner is displaying 'case' they are acting in an irrational and
also unprofessional manner.
The improvements and resurgences a
person experiences from auditing and training; any case betterment according to
Case Supervision: (
The inspection of auditing, by
a qualified Case Supervisor (using auditor reports, session worksheets and
Examiner reports); the ordering of standard actions and remedies to ensure
maximum gains for the PC. The written instructions of a case supervisor.
A series of incidents of similar nature or
similar subject matter. When running a Chain the PC is sent earlier and earlier
until it the Chain fully handled.
Chain of incidents: A whole adventure or activity of many incidents,
related to each other by the same subject, general location or people. It can go
way back in time.
1. harmful energy or force accumulated and
stored within the reactive mind. It's attention units trapped in past conflicts
and unpleasant and painful experiences, etc. Auditing discharges this charge
so the energy is no longer trapped nor there to affect the individual
negatively. 2. emotional charge or energy.
3. by charge is meant anger, fear, grief, or apathy contained as misemotion in
The action of verifying a student's
knowledge of an item given on a checksheet. This is much like a verbal
examination in school. But special attention is given to definitions of words
and the student's ability to demonstrate principles with a demo kit.
A Checksheet is a printed form that
sets out the items to be studied or done by a student, item by item, on a
course. It lists all the materials and drills of the course in the order in
which they are to be studied.
Clay Demonstration. Making an
illustration of the principles studied in model clay. The studentdemonstrates
definitions, principles, etc. in clay to obtain greater understandingby
translating significance into actual mass.
1) A person (thetan) who can be at cause
knowingly and at will over mental matter, energy, space and time as regards the
first dynamic (survival for self). The state of Clear is above the release
Grades (Grade 0-4) of Ability Clearing (all of which has to be done before you get to Clear).
2) A Being, who no longer has his own Reactive Mind.
Various techniques directed at improving
abilities and awareness leading to the state of Clear. The activity done in
Coach: The person who helps another student understand or apply a
particular text or drill. He is a one-on-one instructor. Usually students take
turns being coach and student.
In Drilling: The one, that directs the student. She is the instructor of
the drill, the one that calls the shots. The term 'coach' is best known from
sports; he instructs the players and shows them what to do. During a game he
gives the players practical advice from the sideline. 'Coach' is also used about
a private instructor teaching a student.
Training intensively by instruction,
demonstration and practice. In training drills, one twin is made the coach and
the other the student. The coach helps the student to achieve the purpose of the
drill. He coaches with reality and intention following the materials pertaining
to the drill to get the student through it. When this is achieved the roles are
reversed--the student becomes the coach and the coach becomes the student.
An abbreviation for co-operative
auditing. It means a team of two people who are using Ability Clearingprocesses to help each
other reach a better life. Sometimes three or more people make up a class of
co-auditors who audit each other.
A PC origination indicating he
has "come to realize." It's a "What do you know? I . . ." statement. A new
realization of life. It results in a higher degree of awareness and consequently
a greater ability to succeed with one's endeavors in life.
Communication Lag or Comm lag):
The time that
passes between a question and an actual answer. It can be hesitation or
reflection, but it can also be not answering the question by talking about
something that isn't an answer. In study comm lag in a check-out is flunked. It
shows the student doesn't know the materials 100%. In auditing comm lag is just
an indicator. A long comm lag means there is aberration in the area.
1) The interchange of ideas or
objects between two people or terminals. More precisely the definition of
communication is the consideration and action of impelling an impulse or
particle from source point across a distance to receipt point, with the
intention of bringing into being at the receipt point a duplication of that
which emanated from the source
point. The formula of communication is: cause, distance, effect, with intention,
attention, duplication and understanding. Communication by definition does not
need to be two-way. Communication is one of the component parts of
2) The exchange or interchange of ideas or objects between two people or
designated locations (terminals). More precisely the definition of communication
is the consideration and action of impelling an impulse or particle from source
point across a distance to receipt point, with the intention of bringing into
being at the receipt point a duplication and understanding of that which
emanated from the source point.
Communication, Control, Havingness Processes:
or CCHs. Processes which bring a person into better control of his body and surroundings,
put him into better communication with his surroundings and other people, and
increase his ability to have things for himself. They bring him into the
present, away from his past problems.
Communication cycle: (comm cycle):
completed communication, including origination of the communication, receipt of
the communication, and answer or acknowledgement of the communication.
technically is that aberrated
evaluation and postulate that one must be consistently in a certain state in
order to succeed.
To face without flinching or avoiding.
Confronting is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive.
The ability to start, change and stop
things at one's own choice.
CT: Clearing Technology: Consists of Ability Clearing (the Grades) and
Engram Clearing (Level 5). In this handbook we mainly use "Ability Clearing" to
describe the whole subject.
The action of deleting the
moments of restimulation of the Reactive Mind or some portion of it, so that it
moves away from the PC and he is no longer connected to it.
D of P Interview: (Director of Processing Interview):
An interview of a
PC by a D of P or available person. It is usually done on a Meter. The purpose
is to get data for programming and C/Sing a case. It is not auditing.
To repeat in
action what has happened to one in experience. It's a replay out of its time
period now of something that happened then. The person is going through the
motions of some incident as if he was an actor, but he does the re-enacting
Earlier Similar: (E/S):
When the auditor is
checking the rudiments, he may run into the situation, that the difficulty
doesn't resolve right away. To resolve the situation he will have the PC look
for an earlier similar incident.
Earlier, means it happened before or further back in time, than the
incident they were just talking about.
Similar, means it was somewhat the same type of incident. Maybe having to
do with the same person or persons, the same place or the same surrounding
circumstances. To ask for an earlier similar incident is used in many
processes, as the reason the present incident does not resolve is because it
unknowingly reminds the PC about earlier times. When he is sent earlier and the
exact circumstances get known to him the subject matter will clear up.
EP:End Phenomena Those indicators in the PC and
Meter which show that a Chain or process is ended. In Engram running It shows
that basic on that Chain and flow has been erased.
is a mental image picture of an experience
containing pain, unconsciousness, and a real or fancied threat to survival. It
is a recording in the Reactive Mind of something which actually happened to an
individual in the past and which contained pain and unconsciousness, both of
which are recorded in the mental image picture called an Engram. It must, by
definition, have impact or injury as part of its content. These Engrams are a
complete recording, down to the last accurate detail, of every perception
present in a moment of partial or full
This is Ability Clearing Grade 5 - Engram Clearing. It uses Engram
running by Chains, Routine-3-RA as its main process. It routinely lead to the
state of Clear. There are other processes that will take the PC to the state of
Clear in the case this doesn't happen. But they will have to be done under the
guidance of a professional auditor/ case supervisor.Engram Running:Techniques used to run Engrams with. Also the activity of applying these techniques to a PC.Today the principal process used is R-3-RA.
Engram Running, 1950 Style:
Auditing out Locks, Secondaries and Engrams
by using the original techniques of 1950.E/S, see Earlier Similar
To judge and determine the meaning, correctness, value, and
consequence of a datum (verb).
The act of
evaluating. The result of something being evaluated (noun). A student has to
evaluate the data studied. On the other hand he should not try to evaluate for
somebody else. Each student should arrive to a result based on their own
efforts. Only in this way will anybody achieve sufficient certainty.
2) In auditing: Telling a PC "what's wrong with him or why he is the way he is
is incorrect. In auditing the auditor guides the PC to find explanations and
solutions for himself. It is against the Auditors Code to evaluate for a PC in
session. When a person is allowed to do his own evaluations he achieves greater
3) Any attempt by someone to impose his data or knowledge upon another. An
example would be someone telling another why he is the way he is instead of
permitting or guiding him to discover it for himself.
No longer producing change or a reaction. Or, in
Engram running, referring to an Engram, erased.
To continue to do (something) until it no
longer produces a reaction.
Flatten a process: To continue a process as long as it produces change
and no longer. In Engram running it is to continue running a Chain of incidents
until basic on that Chain is reached and erased. With CCHs, it is three commands
getting equal comm lag response with the PC doing the process.
Floating Needle: or F/N.
1.A floating needle is a
certain needle behavior on a Meter. It is a harmonic motion sweep of the needle
over the dial at a slow, even pace. A valid floating needle is always
accompanied by very good indicators in the PC.
2) The idle uninfluenced movement of the needle on the Meter dial without any
pattern or reactions in it. It can be as small as 1-inch or as large as dial
wide. It does not fall or drop to the right of the dial. It moves to the left at
the same speed as it moves to the right. It is usually observed on a Meter
calibrated with the Tone Arm between 2.0 and 3.0 with good indicators in on the
PC. It can occur after a cognition, Blowdown of the Tone Arm, or just moves into
floating. The PC may or may not voice the cognition.
The PC is so released the needle
can't be gotten onto the dial. The needle is swinging wider than the Meter dial
both ways from center and appears to lay first on one side and then the other.
The Tone Arm can't be moved fast enough to keep the extreme floating needle on
A stream of energy between two points. An
impulse or direction of energy particles or thought or objects between
terminals. In processing the auditor works with four main flows:
FLOW 1: something happening to self. Another doing something to you,
FLOW 2: doing something to another. You doing something to another., FLOW
3: others doing things to others. You see it happen as a spectator, FLOW
0: self doing something to self. You do something to yourself.
1) To make a mistake. Fail to apply the
materials learned.Opposite of pass. Also used by coaches as a command:
"Flunk!",to tell the student a mistake was made.
Fly a Rud: Fly a rudiment:
The auditor must get
a free needle (floating needle) on one of the rudiment questions (ARC breaks,
PTPs, Missed Withholds.) This is done to get a PC ready to run a Major Action.
A folder sheet of cardboard which holds all
the session reports and other items related to one PCs auditing. The folder is
A4 or Legal size file folder made of light cardboard.
Sheets located inside the
front cover of a PC folder giving an adequate summary of actions taken on a PC
in consecutive order. It gives the content of the PC folder. The auditing
history session by session, if you will.
(GIs): Those observable indications that all is going well for a PC.
The PC is bright, happy and winning. PC smiling and happy.
This chart shows all the levels of
Clearing Technology auditing and training. It is the mapof the road to Clear.
A series of processes culminating in an exact
ability attained, examined, and attested to by the PC.
Something that starts out simple and
gets more and more complex. The essence of a gradient is just being able to do a
little bit more and a little bit more and a little bit more until you finally
make the Grade.
Grinding (Grinding out):
Going over and over and
over a Lock, Secondary or Engram without obtaining an actual erasure. The sense
of the word comes from the action of using an emery wheel on a hard substance
with it not getting much smaller or thinner no matter how long it is done. It
specifically applies to Engram running. It's a bad indicator.
If the C/S can't read
the worksheets due to bad handwriting or lack of data he sends the folder back
to the auditor for clarification. The auditor should overprint unreadable words
with a red pen. The C/S sees to that his auditors catch up on writing
understandable reports the first time and can have them train in handwriting
drills to catch up on speed and clarity. The auditor should not have to spend a
lot of time after session clarifying worksheets. He simply have to drill to
write fast and readable, keep to essentials and quickly clarify worksheets after
session. He may have to work on his handwriting letter for letter to make it
easier to read.
The concept of being able to reach.
Owning, possessing, experiencing. Affinity, reality, communication with the
Things which should be there and are or should be done
and are, are said to be "in," i.e., "We got scheduling in."
The recording of an experience, simple
or complex, related by the same subject, location or people understood to take
place in a short or finite time period such as minutes or hours or days.
Interested in own case and willing to talk to auditor.
Interest: is absorbed attention and a desire to talk about it.
Means a degrading, 'trashing',
ridiculing, discrediting or denying something someone else considers to be a
fact or of value.
Something that is persisting on a
Any one of a list of things, people, ideas,
significances, purposes, etc., given by a PC to an auditor while listing;
any separate thing or article; in particular, one placed on a list by a PC.
A term made from "It is a"; a term for a PCs
action of answering an auditor's question in which the PC positively identifies
something with certainty.
Communication line from
the PC to his own Bank. The PC is inspecting his Bank and is somewhat
introverted. It's the most important part of the auditing comm cycle as the PC
is confronting his Bank and finding answers.
Is a moment where
an earlier upset or earlier incident has been restimulated and affect PC in a
negative way. The action of recording a Lock on a Secondary or Engram; the
moment an earlier upset or earlier incident has been restimulated.
The action of a reactive incident (or
many related incidents) dropping away without the mental image pictures being
erased. The picture is still there but now far away. The PC feels released or
separate from his Reactive Mind or some portion of it. An action of an Engram or
Secondary dropping away without being erased. Released or separate from one's
Reactive Mind or some portion of it.
The scale of
affinity from Knowingness, down through Lookingness, Emotingness, Effortingness,
Thinkingness, Symbolizingness, Eatingness, Sexingness, and so through to
Not-knowingness to Mystery.
L1C:Repair List used by auditors in session
when an upset occurs, or as ordered by C/S. It handles ARC Broken, Sad, hopeless
or nattery PCs. Questions can be prefaced with "Recently", "In this life", "On
the Whole Track", or used without. It is not to be used to handle high or low
L4 Short: (L4):This is a short version of list correction. It contains
all the most common errors. It is valid on listing in progress or recently done.
If it doesn't resolve the difficulties a full L4BRB can be used (see below).
List: As part of auditing procedure:
Items given by a
PC and written down by the auditor. Prepared List: A printed form with questions
used for assessment on a PC.
A special Ability Clearingprocedure used in some
processes where the auditor writes down items said by the PC in response
to a question by the auditor, in the exact sequence that they are given to him
by the PC.
Listing and Nulling: (
L & N):
auditing done according to very exact rules as given in the Laws of Listing and
Nulling. This is taught on Ability Clearing-3.
1) Processing which
establishes confront and communication with the environment. It brings the
person into present time; he becomes more alert and responsive. It can be run on
one PC or on a whole class of students at the same time with benefit. 2)
Processing which establishes a stability in the environment of the PC on
the subject of objects and people. It can be run in busy thoroughfares, parks,
confused traffic or anywhere that there is or is not motion of objects and
people. It is used in the auditing room itself to orient the PC.
auditing action designed to change a case or general considerations or handle
continual illness or improve ability. This means a process or even a series of
processes like four flows. It doesn't mean a Grade. It is any process the case
is contained in mental image
1) Mocking up matter, energy, space and time. Its proportionate weight would be
terribly slight compared to the real object which the person is mocking up a
2) Mental matter, energy, space and time. It exists in the mind and has
physical existence, that can be measured by a Meter. Its proportionate weight
would be terribly slight compared to the real object which the person is making
a picture of. The Meter registers mental mass; changes of the position of the
needle indicates changes of the mass in PCs mind.
Mental image pictures: (MIP):
pictures; facsimiles: a copy of one's perceptions of the physical universe of
some time or incident in the past.It can also be mock-ups, meaning produced by
the thetan with his imagination and not a copy of an actual incident.
Facsimiles and mock-ups;
usually a copy of one's perceptions of the physical universe sometime in the
Word coined from the initial letters of Matter,
Energy, Space and Time; the physical universe and its component parts; also used
as an adjective in the same sense to mean physical, as in "MEST universe,"
meaning "physical universe."
Method 3: (M3 Assessment):
An Assessment in which
each reading question is taken up and handled with the PC when it is seen
to read and before continuing the Assessment.
Method 5: (M5 Assessment):
Assessing a prepared
list once through marking the length and Blowdown of all reads as they occur
when the questions are asked of the PC. Those questions which read are then
handled one at a time in order from the largest read to the smallest.
A control system between the thetan and the
physical universe. It is not the brain. The mind is the accumulated recordings
of thoughts, conclusions, decisions, observations and perceptions of a thetan
throughout his entire existence. The thetan can and does use the mind in
handling life and the physical universe.
Anything that is unpleasant emotion
such as antagonism, anger, fear, grief, apathy or a death feeling; mis-aligned
emotion, irrational or inappropriate emotion. Misemotion is also emotion which
has been suppressed and which remains part of the individual's Locks and
Secondaries unless he is audited.
Missed Withhold: (M/W/H):
A Withhold, which
has been restimulated by another but not disclosed. This is a Withhold
which another person nearly found out about, leaving the person with the
Withhold in a state of wondering whether her hidden deed is known or not. The
Missed Withhold is different from the Withhold as the PCs main worry is, if
the other person found out or not. The action of the other to nearly find
out or maybe he found out or guessed it is why it's called a Missed
Any "knowingly created" mental picture
that is not part of a Time Track; can be used as noun: "It's a mock-up" or a
verb: "to mock-up something".
The same exact pattern and
script with which Ability Clearingsessions are begun and ended.
Actions which were directed against
the PC by others or another, used by him to justify (used as a "motive"
for) Overts; an aggressive or destructive act received by the person.
Not-is, Not-is-ness, Not-is-ing:
The effort to
reduce an unwanted condition of existence by force. It can cause the person 'to
forget about it' or make a thing look smaller, but does not handle the
underlying difficulty. See also As-is
1)To nullify or to reduce the value or effect of
something to nothing.
2) means there was no reaction of the needle on the needle dial of the Meter
when the auditor had asked a question of the PC; or simply it didn't read.
The auditor's action in saying items from
a list to a PC and noting the reaction of the PC's Bank on a Meter.
2) In Listing & Nulling: The auditor reads back the list of items the PC just
gave him in order to find only one item that is still reading. This is done
under the Laws of L&N.
Ability Clearing Level 1 processes which familiarize a person with his environment, the
physical universe. Objective processes increase a PCs control, communication,
and havingness on the environment.
A word put together from the phrase,
"observing the obvious."
Op Pro by Dup:
Opening procedure by
duplication. A process which increases the PC's ability to duplicate and
so increases his ability to communicate. A type of objective process.
Origination: In auditing:
A remark or statement
from the PC, that concerns his ideas,reactions or difficulties. It is something
he says, that is important to him, but isn'tan answer to the auditor's
question. It usually comes unexpectedly. It is different from a comment,
that is defined as an attempt to distract auditor oran attempt to blow session.
An auditor is trained in handling originations on TR-4.
Things which should be there and aren't or should
be done or aren't are said to be "out," i.e., "Enrollment books are out."
1) Continuing to run an auditing action
(in error) past the PC's attainment of its end phenomena. A person can
also be overrun on things in life outside of auditing. This is doing something
too long that has Engrams connected with it. As a result Engram Chains are being
restimulated by life or auditing.
2) Accumulating protests and upsets about something until it is just a mass of
1) Overt act; an Overt is an aggressive or
destructive act by the individual against one or more of the eight dynamics
(self, family, group, mankind, animals or plants, mest, life or the infinite).
2) A harmful act. A bad deed. 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.
3) An aggressive or destructive act by the individual against one or more of the
4) That thing which you have done to others, but you aren't willing to have
happen to yourself.
Overt-Motivator Sequence: or O/M: Overt
1) The reactive series of events in which someone who has
committed an Overt "has to" claim the existence of motivators (acts by others
against self). Motivators are thus used to justify Overts and tend to be used to
justify further Overts.
2) A chain of events of 'pay-back' or revenge that gets worse and worse.
3) See preclear.
conclusion, decision or resolution made by the individual himself; to conclude,
decide or resolve a problem or to make a plan or set a pattern for the future or
to nullify a pattern of the past (like in New Years resolutions). We mean, by
postulate, a self-created truth. A postulate is, of course, that thing which the
individual uses to start a directed desire or order, or inhibition, or
enforcement; it is in the form of an idea. Postulate means to cause a
thinkingness or consideration.
From pre-Clear, a person not yet
Clear; generally a person being audited, who is thus on the Road to Clear; a
person who, through Ability Clearingprocessing, is finding out more about himself and life.
PC Information Sheet:
A form done with new
PCs, or PCs who haven't been
audited for some time (years). Doing the Form with a PC gives certain basic data
that is necessary for the Case Supervisor. It is done by an auditor in session.
The auditor, trained in using
a Meter, can use prepared (printed) lists to find the specific problem or
difficulty he needs to address to get the PC out of an unpleasant or
puzzling situation in session. The list will contain all the possible
difficulties for that action and the Meter will tell the auditor which ones to
take up. A prepared list may turn up one thing or many things, that should be
tackled before the routine process should be taken up again. Prepared lists can
also be used to address a troubling area of PCs life and 'clean it up'.
An auditing action in which a subject
found to be charged is discharged by the use of a prepared list of buttons
(called the Prep-check Buttons). Buttons such as 'Suppressed', 'Invalidated',
'Didn't Reveal', etc. are used to find charge and reactivity connected with the
subject being prep-checked. There are 20 Prep-check buttons on the list.
Present Time Problem: (PTP):
A specific problem that
exists in the physical universe now, on which a person has his attention fixed.
This can be practical matters he feels he ought to do something about right
away. Any set of circumstances that occupies the PCs attention, so he feels he
should do something about it instead of being audited.
Anything which has opposing
sides of equal force; especially postulate-counter-postulate,
intention-counter-intention or idea-counter-idea; an intention-counter-intention
that worries the PC.
A specific technique used in auditing
(processing). There are many processes. They consist of carefully worded
questions and commands. The are used by an auditor in a formal session to help
A program is the overall plan of auditing
of a specific PC. A program is the sequence of actions session by session to be
undertaken on a case by the C/S in his directions to the auditor or auditors,
auditing the case.
"Psycho", of course, refers
to mind and "somatic" refers to body; the term psychosomatic means the mind
making the body ill or illnesses which havebeen created physically within the
body by derangement of the mind.
Quad Flows: (Quads):
(Four Flows) To run a process Quad Flows means, the four flows--another to
self, self to another, another to another, and self to self --are run on a
PC by an auditor.
Q and A: (Q&A):
Stands for Question and Answer. A
failure to complete a cycle of action; to fail to complete a cycle of action; to
deviate from an intended course of action; questioning the PC's answer; in
auditing, it's a failure to complete a cycle of action on a PC.
Means omitting actions, for whatever
reason, that would satisfy all demands or requirements and instead doing
something superficially and accomplish less than could be achieved.
portion of the mind which works on a stimulus-response basis (given a certain
stimulus it will automatically give a certain response) which is not under a
person's volitional control and which exerts force and power over a person's
awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. The Reactive Mind never stops
operating. Pictures of the environment, of a very low order, are taken
(recorded) by this mind even in some states of unconsciousness.
The action of the needle on the Meter dial
falling (moving to the right); SF, F, LF, LFBD are reads.
Has to do with agreement (or lack
thereof). It is the agreed upon apparency of existence. A reality is any data
that agrees with the person's perceptions, way of thinking and education.
Reality is one of the components of understanding. Reality is what is.
Present time remembering something that
happened in the past. It is "not" re-experiencing it, reliving or re-running it.
You are in present time, thinking of, remembering, putting your attention on
something that happened in the past--all done from present time.
The restoration of
some former ability or state of being or some more optimum condition.
A PC whose Reactive Mind or some
major portion of it is keyed out and is not influencing him. In Ability Clearingprocessing
there are five major Gradesof Release. They are, from the lowest to the
highest: Grade 0, Communications Release, Grade 1, Problems Release, Grade 2,
Relief Release, Grade 3, Freedom Release, Grade 4, Ability Release. Beyond that
other Grades have been developed: Grade V Power Release, Grade VA Power Plus
Release, Grade VI Whole Track Release.
These additional Grades are unnecessary if PC goes Clear on Engram Clearing.
Each is a distinct and definite step toward greater levels of awareness and
ability. (See also Grade).
Patching up past auditing or recent life
errors. This is done by prepared lists and other processes or completing an
A process, where the same
auditing question or command is given many times to the PC. The PC is finding
new answers every time. The auditor will state the command as it has never been
asked before in a new unit of time, but with no variation of words; he will
acknowledge the PCs answer and handle the PC origins by understanding and
acknowledging what the PC said. This type of process will permit the individual
to examine his mind and environment thoroughly and sort out relative
Condition in which part of the
Bank has been "triggered" by something in the person's environment (a
restimulator) causing some greater or lesser degree of reactive behavior or
condition; doing something unknowingly, unwittingly and without any
understanding of what one is doing.
When a PC is having difficulty of some
sort that is not immediately resolving with the actions being done, he may be
sent to Review, where his case folder is carefully checked
over or "reviewed" and the necessary correctiveactions then
taken to resolve the difficulty.
Reality factor; explanation,
information, data, etc., given to a person in order to bring about sufficient
understanding for him to be able to perform a specific action. It is usually
very short, like a few sentences.
Roller coaster: 1. A case that betters and worsens. A roller-coaster is
always connected to a suppressive person and will not get steady gains until the
suppressive is found on the case or the basic suppressive person earlier.
Because the case doesn't get well he or she is a potential trouble source to us,
to others and to himself.
2. Case gets better, gets worse, gets better, gets worse.
First principles, steps, stages or
conditions. The basic actions done at the beginning of a session to set up the
PC for the major session action. The normal rudiments are ARC breaks (upsets),
Present Time Problems (worries) and Withholds (something PC feels he shouldn't
say) - they are explained under each heading.
Rundown (R/D, RD):
A series of specific
auditing actions done on a case designed to produce a specific result.
is a mental image picture of a moment of severe and shocking loss or threat of
loss which contains misemotion such as anger, fear, grief, apathy or "deathfulness."
It is a mental image picture recording of a time of severe mental stress. It may
The ability to regulate
and take responsibility for one's own considerations and actions; motivation by
the thetan rather than by the environment.
Service Computation: or Service Facsimile:
Serv Fac, a
Ability ClearingLevel 4 term. The service computation is
that computation generated by the PC (not the Bank) to make self right and
others wrong; to dominate or escape domination and enhance own survival and
injure that of others.
1) A precise period of time during which
an auditor audits or processes a PC. That's an auditing session.
2) In coaching it is a precise period during which the coach instructs the
student in a specific drill using his coaching instructions and written
materials to correct the student. That's a coaching session.
means letting the pc itsa
while assessing. This consists of rapid auditor action, very crisp to get
something that moves the TA and then immediate shift into letting the pc itsa
during which, "Be quiet!" The slowness is overall action. It takes hours
and hours to do an old preclear assessment form this way but the TA
Any body of knowledge, more
particularly and exactly, is built from one datum. That is its stable datum.
Invalidate it and the entire body of knowledge falls apart. A stable datum does
not have to be the correct one. It is simply the one that keeps things from
being in a confusion and on which others are aligned.
can receive, relay or send a communication (most common usage); also, anything
with mass and meaning."Terminal" means in our language "the end point of a
communication line". It can be a person or a thing.
Energy peculiar to life or a thetan which acts
upon the material in the physical universe and animates it, mobilizes it and
changes it; natural creative energy of a thetan which he can direct toward
survival goals, especially when it manifests itself as high-toned constructive
From THETA (life static), a word taken from
the Greek symbol or letter:
theta, traditional symbol for thought or spirit. The thetan is the individual
himself--not the body or the mind. The thetan is the "I"; one doesn't have or
own a thetan; one is a thetan.
1) The endless record
complete with 55 perceptions of the PCs entire past; the consecutive record of
mental image pictures which accumulates through the PC's life or lives. It
is very exactly dated.
2) The consecutive record of mental image pictures which accumulates through the
PC's existence. The Time Track is a very accurate record of the
PCs past, very accurately timed and very obedient to the auditor. If a motion
picture film were 3D, had fifty-two perceptions and could fully react upon the
observer, the Time Track could be called a motion picture film.
Intention without reservation or limit; an
execution of intention.
Tone scale: The basic tone scale is a scale of emotions, from apathy to
enthusiasm. Different levels of the tone scale have other characteristics
visible in behavior and as potential survival (see also Uptone).
An assist that brings the
person's attention to injured or affected body areas. When attention is
withdrawn from them, so is circulation, nerve flows and energy, which for one
thing limits nutrition to the area, and for another limits the drainage of waste
products. Some ancient healers attributed remarkable flows and qualities to the
"laying on of hands." Probably the workable element in this was simply
heightening awareness of the affected area and restoring the physical
Training Routines: (
TRs): Training drills:
Ability Clearingcourses which train students to prefect their communication skills to the
level needed by an auditor in session.The TRs take up and drill the component
parts of communication. Good TRs are the'Carrier wave' needed to make processes
work. Specific auditor skills in communication and smooth session control are
gained in doing the TRs.
Two-way communication (TWC, 2WC, Two-way comm):
Are the precise process of getting somebody to open up and give emotional or
personal information about himself. It is not chatter. It is governed by the
rules of auditing.
Composed of affinity, reality and communication. These three things are
necessary to the understanding of anything. One has to have some affinity for
it, it has to be real to him to some degree and he needs some communication with
it before he can understand it. Greater understanding comes about by increasing
any one of these three factors.
Upper Indoctrination TRs (Upper Indoc's): Purpose of these
four training drills is to bring about in the student the willingness and
ability to handle and control other people's bodies and to cheerfully confront
another person while giving that person commands. Also to maintain a high level
of control under any circumstances.
At a high level of survival or state of
being, plotted on the tone scale. A person who is uptone, or high-toned, has a
greater ability to handle his facsimiles, to control his environment and has a
greater degree of survival than someone who is downtone, or low-toned.
assumption at the reactive level by one individual of the characteristics of
another individual. An individual may have a number of valences which he puts on
and off as he might hats. Often these changes are so marked that an observant
person can notice him dropping one valence and putting on another. The shift
from valence to valence is usually completely outside the awareness and control
of the individual doing so. In other cases an individual has one valence, not
his own, in which he is thoroughly stuck.
Time Track. The
moment to moment record of a person's existence in this universe in picture and
An undisclosed harmful (contra-survival)
act. After having committed an Overt, the person wants to keep it hidden or
secret. So he/she withholds the Overt.
Worksheet: (W/S: WS):
The sheets on which the
auditor writes a complete running record of the session from beginning to end,
page after page, as the session goes along.