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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Bad Indicators 1. The pc isn't feeling better. The reason(s) they started auditing isn't improving. If they have a condition they were hoping to get rid of, but the condition isn't lessening or going away, these are... Read More
  • Basic Program The Grade Chart is the basic program and the ultimate goal for any individual following the Scientology route. The Grade Chart is a roadmap from where the person is to spiritual freedom. By going... Read More
  • Board Policy Letter 1. Stands for board policy letter. This is an administrative reference not written by L Ron Hubbard. It would have been written by a Scientology executive in one of the highest levels of the... Read More