Scientology Definitions

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Throughout the site, you can click on the gold-colored terms to see their definitions.

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  • Reality Agreement as to the way things are. This can apply broadly to the world around you. For example, most people agree that gravity exists and is therefore real. But this can apply more narrowly to what seems... Read More
  • Responsibility 1. The state of being able and willing to make decisions and take actions for things, people, animals, relationships, jobs, or other zones of life. True responsibility is not about blame, guilt, or... Read More
  • Ruin 1. When a person reaches out for help, there is something ruining their life to some degree. Anything that a person feels is interfering with their ability to live a happy and fulfilled life is a ruin. In this... Read More
  • Scientology 1. A religious philosophy founded and developed by L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard, through extensive lectures and writings, laid out exact procedures for increasing intelligence and ability, and for gaining... Read More
  • Service Facsimiles 1. "Facsimiles" refers to mental image pictures. And "service" refers to these particular mental image pictures being of service to the person. A service facsimile serves a person by giving them... Read More
  • Session 1. The time period during which an auditor counsels another person (preclear). During this time, the auditor strictly follows the Auditor's Code as well as the steps of Model Session. The goal of any session... Read More
  • Social Tone 1. Refers to the more pleasant tone people present to the world. From a young age, most of us are taught to be friendly and polite towards others. Good manners go a long way towards helping us get along... Read More
  • Student 1. Someone taking a course in the Academy or Div 6 Course Room. Some classes can also be done by mail/email. The Div 6 Course Room teaches beginning courses so a person can get an idea of what Scientology... Read More
  • Tape Lecture Number 1. When a tape is referenced (usually at the end of a definition) it is accompanied by a series of numbers (and sometimes letters). In our example, 5701C24A 16ACC-16, the first two numbers are... Read More
  • Tech 1. Abbreviation for Technical 2. Abbreviation for Technical Division 3. Abbreviation for Technology