How are Dianetics and psychology different

Language of the SO (Glossary)

The Scientology Organization (SO) uses - depending on the target group - different languages: a propaganda language intended for the public and an internal, technical special language. With the internal language, the SO isolates itself from the outside world and binds its followers closer to itself.

Hubbard "redefined" words and gave them new content. Terms from everyday language can therefore have a completely different meaning in the SO. Scientologists therefore have their own dictionaries. The use of Scientology is already taught emphatically in introductory courses. Linguistic re-education is a typical means of totalitarian systems to direct and control the thoughts and actions of their members.

This glossary contains essential terms used in Scientology language. The SO internal language usage is compared with an analysis that works out which direction the SO pursues with its concept formation and how the language of the SO differs from everyday language.

  1. Aberration
  2. ABLE (Association for Better Living and Education International)
  3. AdminTech (administrative technology)
  4. Antisocial personality (suppressive person)
  5. Applied Scholastics
  6. Auditing
  7. Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR, in Germany "Commission for Violations of Psychiatry Against Human Rights", KVPM)
  8. Celebrity Center (CC)
  9. Church of Scientology International (CSI)
  10. Clear
  11. CRIMINON
  12. The way to be happy
  13. Dianetics, Dianetics
  14. Dianetics, political
  15. E-meter
  16. Engram
  17. ethics
  18. Ethical measures
  19. "handle" / "cancel the connection
  20. Hubbard, L. Ron
  21. Youth for Human Rights
  22. KVPM
  23. Miscavige, David
  24. mission
  25. NARCONON
  26. New Era Publications International
  27. Office of Special Affairs, (OSA)
  28. Operating Thetan (OT)
  29. "Org"
  30. Oxford Capacity Analysis (OCA)
  31. Potential Trouble Source (PTS, "possible cause of nuisance")
  32. Redefinition
  33. Purification Rundown
  34. Religious Technology Center (RTC)
  35. Say NO to Drugs - Say YES to Life
  36. Sea Organization ("Sea Org")
  37. Security check (Sec Check)
  38. statistics
  39. Tech
  40. Thetan
  41. Training routines (Trs)
  42. World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
  43. Knowledge Report
  44. Word clearing

Aberration

Definition SO

"Deviating from reasonable thought or behavior. Essentially, it means to be wrong, to make mistakes or, more precisely, to have fixed ideas that are not true, (...) Aberration is contrary to sanity which would be its opposite. " (from: What is Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 1018)

analysis

Aberration describes "pathological" behavior and "wrong" consciousness from a Scientological point of view. Thinking that does not conform to the system is polemically devalued by the term. The SO blames the causes of the aberration on the anti-social personality. All non-Scientologists are aberrant according to Hubbard's theory.

ABLE (Association for Better Living and Education International)

Definition SO

(...) "ABLE" was founded in 1988 and is empowered to authorize qualified services and to use the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard in their institutions for the purposes of welfare and education. ABLE has also been entrusted with the important responsibility of making these technologies known and available to everyone who needs them and of ensuring that the authorized associations use the technology with reference to the trademarks that identify them and do so correctly (.. .) (from: Was ist Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 542)

analysis

With ABLE, the SO wants to present itself as a social and charitable organization and thus gain sympathies and supporters. ABLE includes NARCONON (aimed at drug addicts), CRIMINON (aimed at offenders), the Applied Scholastics learning program and The Way to Happiness foundation. The SO assumes that people in difficult life situations are easier to influence. With ABLE, it is therefore consciously aimed at appropriate target groups.

AdminTech (administrative technology)

Definition SO

"L. Ron Hubbard developed the only true knowledge of administration and management. As simple as it is, it is powerful. It is literally the technology of governments, corporations, groups and organizations." (from: Prosperity No. 41, 1997, p. 7)

“Administration” (short term “Admin”, for “Administration”) is used to describe the actions that have to do with the administration of an organization. The decisions, actions and tasks in the area of ​​office work and management that are necessary for running an organization (...) You will also find the word “admin” in connection with the three requirements of a well-run organization. It is said that their ethics, tech and admin have to be "in", which means that these things have to be done properly, orderly and effectively "(from: Extended Administrative Glossary, Copenhagen 1988, p. 104)

analysis

AdminTech is SO's rigid and authoritarian management concept. It is to be extended to all organizations in the economic and state sectors. The express political goal is to build another society. Mainly with the SO economic organization World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE), Hubbard's administrative technology is to be introduced into top companies and the administration. Internal social relationships are subject to an absolute control and command system.

Antisocial personality (suppressive person)

Definition SO

1. There are certain characteristics and attitudes that cause about 20% of a race to be violently opposed to any improving activity or group. Such people are known to have antisocial tendencies.
2. We call it an oppressor, because that way it is expressed more clearly. "(From: collection of technical terms for Dianetics and Scientology, Copenhagen 1983, p. 5)

analysis

The "anti-social personality" is a term used in psychiatry. It is synonymous with a "psychopathic personality". The SO uses the term
as a polemical term for all opponents who are generally assumed to have criminal intentions. In the political worldview of the SO, in addition to psychiatrists and psychologists, all critics of the organization (politicians, sect representatives of the churches, journalists, scientists, etc.) are considered anti-social personalities, oppressors or the mentally ill.

Applied Scholastics

Definition SO

"It is the job of Applied Scholastics to bring this technology into the hands of students and educators around the world. Applied Scholatics International is a non-profit, public welfare association serving educators, governments, educators, community groups To equip parents and students with the educational tools necessary for an illiterate world, where people know how to learn and can achieve the goals they set. " (from: What is Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 524.)

analysis

Tutoring facilities run by Applied Scholastics sometimes have neutral names such as learning studio, learning center or tutoring. The tutoring facilities should enable the SO to indoctrinate children and young people in a targeted manner. Books like “The Learning Guide” introduce children to Scientology thinking at an early age. Apparently harmless contact can be initiated with the parents in order to market the SO products.

Auditing

Definition SO

Scientology counseling. The term comes from the Latin word audire, 'to hear', 'to listen'. Auditing is a unique form of personal counseling that helps individuals see their own existence and improves their ability to deal with ins Eye to see what it is and where it is. " (from: What is Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 1019)

analysis

"Auditing" is the main psychological technique used by the SO to change people. The so-called preclear has to communicate to the auditor in an interrogation-like procedure all negative experiences that have occurred in the course of his life - down to the most intimate details. The aim of auditing is to remove the engrams. The e-meter serves as the control system. The “confessions” during auditing are recorded in minutes. Members who turn away from the organization fear that these records will put them under pressure.

Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR, in Germany "Commission for Violations of Psychiatry Against Human Rights", KVPM)

The CCHR is a sub-organization of the SO founded in 1969. It occurs in Germany under the name "Commission for Violations of Psychiatry Against Human Rights e.V." (KVPM). Psychiatrists and psychologists are targeted by targeted negative campaigns by the CCHR. These attacks are based on the SO's claim to sole representation, to know the only true way to cure mental illnesses. The cover organization “Youth for Human Rights” is aimed specifically at young people in the same subject area.

Celebrity Center (CC)

Definition SO

"Is responsible for ensuring that celebrities expand in their sphere of influence. This organization is also responsible for the basic training of a prominent figure in Scientology." (from: Extended Administrative Glossary, Copenhagen 1988, p. 17).

analysis

The “Celebrity Centers” are central organizational units of SO. They are supposed to attract politicians, business executives, media people, artists and other celebrities to Scientology in order to use them for propaganda purposes. The SO also maintains a “Celebrity Center” in Munich.

Church of Scientology International (CSI)

Definition SO

"At the top of the church structure is the Church of Scientology International (CSI), the mother church of Scientology. CSI, based in Los Angeles, provides the comprehensive direction, planning and management of the entire network of churches, missions and field auditors that the Scientology hierarchy. It ensures that these various organizations are all working together effectively (...). The CSI plans and coordinates the large-scale expansion of Scientology churches. This planning is then carried out by various networks of organizations that support the Form church leadership on a continental level ". (from: What is Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 402)

analysis

The CSI is a sub-organization of SO like the other sub-organizations WISE and ABLE. It is subordinate to the Religious Technology Center (RTC), the highest command center of the SO Formally, it controls a worldwide network of "churches" and "missions". In addition, the CSI organizes, disseminates and markets the technologies and products of the SO.

Clear

Definition SO

"When we have achieved a clear, we are faced with something that has never been seen before (...): a perfect machine, efficient, powerful, shiny and able to regulate all of its own functions without any further therapeutic help and itself to take care of it. ”(from: L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics - The Guide to the Human Mind, Copenhagen 2007, p. 318)

analysis

The aim of the SO is a person who functions perfectly according to Scientological interests, the Clear. The possibility of reaching the clear state serves as a lure for the SO. It binds its members to itself and makes them spend large sums of money on SO courses. With the education to the emotionless, like a machine functioning Clear, the SO orients itself on an inhumane "ideal state", which is characterized by a lack of affect and compassion.

CRIMINON

Definition SO

Criminon International helps prison inmates to become productive members of society again. It is working on a reform of the penal system so that people who have committed criminal offenses and are serving prison terms are really rehabilitated and integrated into society. ”(From: Was ist Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 503)

analysis

CRIMINON is a cover organization of the SO, with the help of which former prisoners are to be tied to the organization in the long term. They are introduced to the SO ideology in courses that ostensibly serve to rehabilitate them. There are no CRIMINON structures in Bavaria.

The way to be happy

Definition SO

"L. Ron Hubbard also authored the Reason-Based Moral Code, The Path to Happiness, which teaches the basic rules for living happy. This moral code is followed by both Scientologists and non-Scientologists and has been distributed over 50,000,000 times all over the world. ”(From: Was ist Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 647)

analysis

The brochure entitled “The Path to Happiness” is distributed by Scientologists in public, especially at major events and in pedestrian zones. It contains Scientology-influenced behavioral tips and is intended to interest passers-by in the SO and to suggest to them that the SO alone can show the way to a happy life. The brochure is financed by the foundation of the same name based in Los Angeles / USA.

Dianetics, Dianetics

Definition SO

“Dianetics, a technology for the liberation of the spiritual being, is the doctrine of the spiritual being in its relationship to the body and the promotion of the being in this relationship.“ (From: collection of technical terms for Dianetics and Scientology, Copenhagen 1985, p. 0).

analysis

Dianetics is a psychotechnological process of mental manipulation and control. With the help of auditing and other methods, she strives for ideological re-education and personality change. In the language of the SO, Dianetics is usually referred to as "tech", Hubbard himself also called it "engineering science".

Dianetics, political

Definition SO

"There is political Dianetics, which encompasses the field of group activity and organization, with the aim of establishing the optimal conditions and procedures for the management of groups and for their relationships with one another. (...) In the social field one would become out of society remove the causes of the aberration. " (from: L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics - The Guide to the Human Mind, Copenhagen 2007, p. 187)


analysis

"Political Dianetics" aims not only at the psychotechnological and ideological re-education of the individual, but also for the whole of society in the Scientological sense. The previously valid democratic values ​​are to be changed. This is to be achieved, among other things, through the covert and creeping introduction of Scientological administration technology (AdminTech).

E-meter

Definition SO

"E-meter is the abbreviation for electrometer. It is a religious aid to facilitate auditing and is used as a kind of spiritual guide (...) when a person thinks of something, looks at a picture, relives an event or when he is shifts some of these images in his mind, then he actually moves and changes mental mass and energy. These changes in the human mind affect the low current flow of the meter, causing the needle to move on its scale E-meter therefore measures changes caused by the spirit being in its mind (i.e., the movement of mental masses around it), and in that regard it is a device that is used in the practice of the Scientology religion in a transcendent domain is used. " (from: What is Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 651)

analysis

The e-meter works like a primitive lie detector. It is used as an auxiliary instrument in auditing and simulates technical incorruptibility. In fact, the e-meter measures only one variable, namely the changed body resistance due to perspiration. The SO interprets this as an indicator of the presence of a negative emotion.

Engram

Definition SO

"The following is the full definition: deep or light" unconsciousness, physical pain, perceptual content, and anti-survival or friendly data. The engrams are processed by the reactive mind, which only thinks in terms of equals, so everything is equal to everything. And they impose their commands on the organism by swinging the whip of physical pain (...). The engrams control a person like an animal keeper a tiger - and they can easily turn a person into a tiger, and on top of that give him the mange. ”(From: L.Ron Hubbard, Dianetics - A Guide to the Human Mind, Copenhagen 2007, p. 83)

analysis

Engrams are interpreted by the SO as personal weaknesses that must be eliminated through the application of Dianetics. The exact knowledge of the personal weaknesses of each individual SO member gives the organization the opportunity to exert pressure on its supporters and to manipulate them.

ethics

Definition SO

“The purpose of ethics is to remove counter-intentions from the environment. (...). With ethics we have a system to remove the counter-efforts that oppose those who strive forwards (...). "(From: Extended Administrative Glossary, Copenhagen 1988, p. 32)

analysis

For Scientology ethics means the blind following of all instructions and orders of the organization and thus total obedience and manipulative re-education. Hubbard declared ethics as the theory of good moral behavior to be obsolete.

Ethical measures

The precise observance of the ethical guidelines, i.e. the Scientological rules of conduct, is enforced in the SO through threats and the implementation of unusually harsh educational measures. The sanctions are set by means of written ethical orders.

"handle" / "cancel the connection

Definition SO

"The term handling generally means to smooth out the situation with another person using the technology of communication. The term breaking the connection is defined as a self-determined decision of one person to no longer be in connection with another. It is cutting a line of communication. The basic principle of handling or disconnecting exists in any other group and ours is no exception. It is very similar to trying to deal with a criminal. When he is wrong with his situation brings, society falls back on the last resort: it breaks the criminal's connection with society. " (from: What is Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 537)

analysis

Handling in the Scientology “redefined” sense of the word refers to the manipulation and control of other people in the sense of Scientology, especially when dealing with work colleagues, friends or family members who are hostile to the SO. A Scientologist connected to such a critic is declared a PTS (potential trouble source) until he has resolved the problem. If he does not succeed in this, he is asked by a "separation order" to break off his contacts with the unpopular person.

Hubbard, L. Ron

Around Lafayette Ronald Hubbard (1911-1986) his followers have woven a web of legends. Hubbard was active in the 1940s as a writer of science fiction novels, which he wrote under a pseudonym.

In connection with his war deployment in World War II, he received psychotherapeutic treatment. There he got to know Sigmund Freud's psychoanalysis and its therapeutic methods. Using set pieces from this teaching and other psychological concepts, he developed a method for manipulating the human psyche. In 1950, Hubbard introduced it in his book Dianetics - The Modern Science of Mental Health. After the publication of his book, so-called Dianetics centers were founded in the USA. He then founded the Hubbard Association of Scientologists International (HASI) in 1952, which did not yet claim to be a religious community. However, Hubbard quickly recognized the economic, and most importantly, tax advantages of transforming his organization into a church. That is why he founded the first Church of Scientology in Los Angeles / USA in 1954.

Hubbard was last seen in public in 1983, and died under mysterious circumstances in 1986. Since Scientologists assume not to die, but rather to leave the body as a spiritual being, which remains as an empty shell, an office for Hubbard has been set up in every Scientology organizational unit.

Youth for Human Rights

see CCHR

KVPM

see CCHR

Miscavige, David

David Miscavige (born 1961) came to SO at the age of 12. After the death of Hubbard in 1986, Miscavige took over the leadership of the organization after an internal power struggle. He heads the Religious Technology Center (RTC), the SO command center in Los Angeles / USA. With Miscavige at the head of the organization, the SO continued to develop into a tightly managed network of “church”, business enterprises and other organizations.

mission

Definition SO

"A group that has been granted the privilege of providing basic Scientology and Dianetics services; does not have the status and rights of a church." (from: collection of technical terms for Dianetics and Scientology, Copenhagen 1985, p. 61)

analysis

The "Mission" is the basic organization of the SO, which offers introductory services and courses. It forms the lowest level of the SO organizational units. There are a total of ten missions in Germany, one of them in Munich.

NARCONON

Definition SO

Narconon International runs a global network of drug rehabilitation and prevention centers. It works to ensure that drug addicts can live drug-free again and carries out drug education programs to help school children, adolescents and adults not to fall into the drug trap. ”(From: Was ist Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p . 503f.)

analysis

NARCONON is an alleged aid organization for drug addicts. With this front organization, the SO tries to exploit the emergency situation of drug addicts in a targeted manner in order to bind them to the organization. The drug addicts have to go through various SO courses and the cleaning rundown. The withdrawal method is comparable to a cold withdrawal. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has pointed out the possible risks and dangers of this method. For advertising purposes, NARCONON also uses the SO campaign “Say NO to drugs - Say YES to life”.

New Era Publications International

SO-related publishing house based in Copenhagen / Denmark. Editor of Dianetics and Scientology books and materials.

Office of Special Affairs, (OSA)

Definition SO

"... the OSA network is responsible for handling all external affairs of the church (including legal, defense, government and media relations) with the aim of gaining full recognition of Scientology and its founder L. Ron Hubbard. OSA is helping through its activities in establishing a safe environment for the Orgs to operate and expand in. It fulfills its role by ensuring that the Orgs act in full compliance with the laws of the country by acting on the authorities around the Org the LRH uses public relations technology and by ensuring that the org is free from external enturbulation (note: disruption) so that it can continue to clear its area (...) "(from: The Leadership Channels of Scientology , Copenhagen 1988, p. 25)

analysis

The OSA with its headquarters in Los Angeles / USA and representations in numerous countries is the secret intelligence service of the SO. In 1983 it replaced the predecessor organization "Guardian Office", which had fallen into disrepute in the USA due to unlawful actions (including breaking into the FBI headquarters).

In Germany the OSA operates under the name DSA (Department of Special Affairs) and is part of the Church of Scientology Germany e.V. (SKD). It is intended to collect and evaluate information about critics, officials and other opponents so that they can be used as leverage. The conspiratorial methods used by the OSA can range from espionage activities to disinformation campaigns to attrition. In some cases, the SO also has investigations carried out by detective agencies into the private lives of undesirable people in order to find starting points for defamation campaigns.

Operating Thetan (OT)

Definition SO

"A spiritual state of being above Clear, in which the Clear has made himself familiar again with his original abilities. Thetan is the spiritual being and operating in this case means:" To be able to act without being dependent on things. "An operator Thetan is knowingly and willingly cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and time. " (from: What is Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 665)

analysis

Those who join the SO must follow a precisely marked training path with Dianetic and Scientological exercises in order to achieve the ultimate goal of Operating Thetan (OT) of the highest level. As a rule, it begins with a communication course in which certain skills are trained that are necessary for the further Scientological training path. This is accompanied by a cleaning rundown. This is followed by long auditing sessions with which the state clear is to be achieved. This is followed by the courses of the OT levels from OT I to the highest currently offered level OT VIII.

According to Hubbard, OTs are supposedly immortal spirits endowed with magical powers who are brought into the state of absolute power and control over "matter, energy, space and time" as well as over others with the help of his psycho-technology People, political and social institutions and the economy. The yardstick of "power" for Scientologists is the ability to earn as much money as possible.

"Org"

"Org" is the abbreviation for the so-called Class IV organizations of the Church of Scientology. They are superordinate to the missions and, in contrast to these, conduct auditing courses in addition to general SO courses.

The "Orgs" in the Federal Republic of Germany are subordinate to the "Continental Liaison Office" (CLO) in Copenhagen / Denmark. From there, instructions are issued to the Orgs, including with regard to sales figures for courses and written material. In Germany there is the Church of Scientology Germany e.V. (SKD), in Bavaria the Church of Scientology Bayern e.V. (SKB) also appears. Both are based in Munich.

Oxford Capacity Analysis (OCA)

It is a 200-question “personality test” by the SO, which has no relation to the University of Oxford. The evaluation of the test is intended to reveal subjectively perceived weaknesses of potential customers such as the inhibition to speak in front of an audience or dissatisfaction with professional advancement. To solve problems, the SO offers an apparently individually tailored offer. In courses, the new customer is gradually introduced to the Scientological think tank. In doing so, the SO makes use of the basic human needs for attention, contact, freedom from fear, security and success.

Potential Trouble Source (PTS, "possible cause of nuisance")

Definition SO

"A person who is in contact with an oppressive person. All sick persons are possible nuisance causes. Oppressive persons are possible nuisance agents to themselves. (From: Fachwortsammlung für Dianetics und Scientology, Copenhagen 1985, p. 62)

analysis

The SO designates PTS members who have contact with people who are critical of the SO. According to Hubbard's direction, Scientologists are required to handle PTS in contact with them, that is, to bring them back on line or to separate from them.

Redefinition

Definition SO

"They are changes in propaganda, carefully planned and implemented to gain an advantage in public opinion for the group doing the propaganda. If you repeat the new definition enough times, you can change public opinion by changing the meaning of a word. (...) Therefore it is necessary (...) to define Dianetics and Scientology 'upwards'. A constant, repeated effort is the key to any success with the propaganda technique. " (from: "Hubbard Communication Office-Policy Letter" of October 5, 1971)

analysis

The method of "redefinition" consists in robbing terms of their conventional meaning and using them differently in a twisting manner, introducing new language regulations in a generally binding manner and gaining linguistic dominance by occupying the terms. A striking example of the targeted use of this propaganda technique is the attempted self-portrayal of the SO as a church. In addition, through the “redefinition” of words, a separate language code is developed that increases identity and solidarity with the SO.

Purification Rundown

Definition SO

"A program that consists of physical activity, sweating in the sauna, nutrition and a properly regulated personal schedule. It cleanses and purifies the organism of all the accumulated contaminants such as drugs, insect and pesticides, food preservatives, etc., caused by their presence and, through their restimulatory effects, could prevent or delay the being from being spiritually liberated through Scientology processing. " (from: A Description of the Scientology Religion, Copenhagen 1994, p. 85)

analysis

Over a period of two to six weeks, the participants in a cleaning rundown must take daily endurance runs and sauna sessions lasting several hours, as well as high-dose vitamin preparations such as niacin - up to 5,000 mg daily. Consumption of more than 10 mg per day is considered harmful to health. Long-term overdosing of niacin can have serious health consequences. The Federal Institute for Risk Assessment has published a warning to this effect.

Religious Technology Center (RTC)

Definition SO

"The Religious Technology Center (RTC) protects the Scientology religion. It owns all trademarks and trade marks and controls the licensing of these marks and their use." (from: The Command Channels of Scientology, Copenhagen 1988, p. 6)

analysis

The RTC, founded in 1982, is de facto the command center of the SO. According to official SO information, the RTC has around 40 employees under the direction of David Miscavige. The RTC owns the trademarks that are sold by the SO worldwide. This is to monitor the uniformity of the SO teaching and enforce it worldwide.

Say NO to Drugs - Say YES to Life

analysis

The aim of the campaign is not to help drug addicts, but to take advantage of their ability to be influenced and thus to bind them to the SO in the long term. The campaign is advertised on a youth-friendly website, whose connection with the SO can only be seen on closer inspection.

Sea Organization ("Sea Org")

Definition SO

"1. In 1968 the sea organization became a goodwill enterprise in a powerful administrative branch of Scientology. The sea organization runs the Advanced Organizations and is the guardian of the -> auditing materials for Clear and OT. (...)
2. is the organization that operates at a high level of confrontation and standard. Its purpose is to establish ethics on the planet and eventually throughout the universe. This organization works all over the world (...). "(From: collection of technical terms for Dianetics and Scientology, Copenhagen 1985, p. 88)

analysis

It is a tightly organized supposedly elite unit. Its members wear naval uniforms and are subject to a quasi-military discipline. The "Sea Org" is used by the SO management to review its "churches" and missions and is empowered to impose penalties in the event of inadequate production performance.

Security check (Sec Check)

Definition SO

"(...) A check that is made to see if a person has any counter-intentions against Scientology churches." (from: collection of technical terms for Dianetics and Scientology, Copenhagen 1985, p. 90)

analysis

"Security checks" are interrogations with the help of the e-meter, through which the absolute loyalty of followers who are suspected of deviant behavior is to be checked. Among other things, questions are asked about contacts to security authorities and intelligence services.

statistics

Definition SO

"A number or an amount that can be compared with an earlier number or an earlier amount of the same thing. Statistics relate to the amount of work done or its value in money (...)" Dianetics and Scientology, Copenhagen 1985, p. 90)

analysis

Scientologists measure all activity - professional as well as private - using statistics. According to Scientological ethics, low statistical values ​​are a sign of malignancy and a lack of "survival potential". They are therefore subject to severe sanctions. According to the SO ideology, it is always the individual who is to blame for low statistical values, and the influence of external circumstances is fundamentally excluded. For example, a reduction in the number of business orders in a business enterprise run by Scientologists is blamed on company employees without taking into account the respective economic situation.

Tech

see AdminTech

Thetan

see Operating Thetan

Training routines (Trs)

Definition SO

"Practical exercises that can greatly enhance a student's ability in essential auditing skills such as communication." (from: What is Scientology ?, Copenhagen 1998, p. 691)

analysis

"Training routines" are psychotechnical exercises for Scientology beginners, which are carried out as part of the so-called "communication course" and aim to transform the personality of new members in the sense of the SO. Typical Trs are, for example, hypnosis exercises in which the so-called "students" look each other in the eye for hours ("confront"); The ability to be the "cause" of the interlocutor in conversations is also practiced, that is, to gain control over him and to impose his own will on him.

World Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)

Definition SO

"WISE INT is a management organization dedicated to promoting the general dissemination and application of L. Ron Hubbard's administrative technology in the business world and maintaining a high level of ethics and integrity (personal integrity) in companies ensure where this tech is applied. " (from: The Command Channels of Scientology, Copenhagen 1988, p. 20)

analysis

WISE was founded in 1979 as a sub-organization of the SO. The aim of WISE is to fill key positions in important commercial enterprises and to create a powerful umbrella organization of Scientology and Scientology-led companies in order to increase the sphere of influence of the SO in society. WISE member firms that use and resell Hubbard's technology must pay royalties to the SO. WISE management academies as well as senior company employees who have been trained in Scientology, some of whom are part of the management staff of WISE, serve as multipliers for the expansion of Scientology administration technology (AdminTech).

Knowledge Report

Definition SO

"A report that an employee writes when he sees an investigation is in progress and has data about it that is of value to the Ethics Section." (from: Extended Administrative Glossary, Copenhagen 1988, p. 109)

analysis

"Knowledge reports" serve to discipline and internally monitor the SO members. Scientologists regularly report to the so-called "ethics department" about alleged misconduct by other Scientologists. In this way, the SO is able to have comprehensive control over its members.

Word clearing

Definition SO

"A technique for finding and handling (clearing) misunderstood words." (from: collection of technical terms for Dianetics and Scientology, Copenhagen 1985, p. 11)

analysis

The usual language meaning is broken down by the SO and replaced by an artificially alienated special language. This makes it difficult for Scientologists to communicate with outsiders and at the same time strengthens the bond with the SO.