Scientology Definitions

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  • Affinity How much you like or love someone. The degree of affection between people. How willing you are to share space with someone or something. The more you like someone, the more willing you are to be close to... Read More
  • Alter-is-ness 1. Seeing something differently than it really is. When you introduce a change into the way something is, that causes it to persist. Example: Tommy and Sophie are having trouble in their home... Read More
  • ARC Break (pronounced A-R-C Break) A break in the ARC Triangle. Specifically, it's a lessening or breaking off of someone's affinity, reality, or communication with a person or thing. When someone is upset about... Read More
  • ARC Straightwire 1. A set of counseling procedures done as one of the first steps on The Grade Chart. These procedures are designed to help improve a person's recall and improve a person's disposition in life. The... Read More
  • ARC Triangle (Pronounce each letter separately when saying the term ARC. Listen to the pronunciation in the above audio clip.) The ARC Triangle is a key tool in Scientology. ARC stands for 'affinity,' 'reality,'... Read More
  • ARCU (pronounced by saying the letters individually) A term coined by combing the first letters of Affinity + Reality + Communication = Understanding. Ultimately, this formula of A+R+C=U acts as a solvent, a... Read More
  • As-is-ness 1. seeing something exactly as it is without bias or misunderstandings, which will cause to vanish. You may have experienced something like this before. A moment where something becomes totally... Read More
  • Auditing When a trained counselor (auditor) uses Dianetics or Scientology counseling techniques to help another person. The techniques used are very exact according to instructions laid out by L. Ron Hubbard. ... Read More
  • Auditor 1. A counselor who uses exact techniques as laid out in Scientology and Dianetics materials to help someone. The auditor walks a person through the precise steps of these procedures with the end goal of... Read More
  • The Auditor's Code 1. A set of rules which lays out should's and should not's for an auditor to ensure the best results for the person they are counseling. Following these rules helps get the best results and... Read More