Scientology Definitions

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  • Earlier Similar (Earlier-Similar) 1. Incidents that are similar in some way(s), but earlier in time. When a preclear has an incident that's bothering him and it isn't clearing up while up during counseling, the... Read More
  • End Phenomena The signs that show an auditing process is complete. Different signs apply to different kinds of auditing. In Scientology auditing, the auditor looks for these signs: Floating needle (a... Read More
  • Engram Mental recordings containing pain and unconsciousness. Your mind contains mental image pictures of the moments of your life. Most of these pictures are simply remembrances. However, engrams are mental... Read More
  • Enthusiasm The tone level of 4.0 on the Tone Scale. Enthusiasm means a person feels very cheerful yet also maintains rationality. It's not a high manic state. A person at the level of Enthusiasm has a sense of... Read More
  • Exec Division | Div 7 This division oversees and manages the organization so all divisions work in concert for the best results. Its color is Blue. So any uniforms would be blue, as would memos coming from this... Read More
  • The First Act When auditing another person, an auditor will sometimes need to exert control over the preclear in order to be effective. It can be challenging for a preclear to push through difficult aspects of his... Read More
  • Good Indicators 1. When the preclear is improving. Specifically, the area you are trying to address with the preclear is improving. Anything bad you are addressing is getting less bad. For example, if Alfie has a... Read More
  • The Grade Chart (See the full Grade Chart here) A chart that shows the route to spiritual freedom. It serves as a map. When an individual travels through the many steps on this chart, he crosses the Bridge to a... Read More
  • HCO Acronym for Hubbard Communications Office
  • HCOB Stands for Hubbard Communications Office Bulletin. These are red ink on white paper references written by L. Ron Hubbard. They cover the subjects of auditing, training to be an auditor, and how to supervise... Read More