Scientology Definitions

Important Note:

As L. Ron Hubbard developed the subject of Scientology, he observed his students sometimes had trouble fully understanding his teachings. This led him to develop Study Technology so anyone could learn and apply his teachings. We don’t want learning barriers to prevent you from getting the most out of L. Ron Hubbard’s writings and lectures. You can click on THIS LINK for a few study pointers to help you out.

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

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  • Term
  • Ethical 1. When actions are done from the viewpoint of being fair, honest, of the greatest benefit to a person or group's continued survival, those actions are considered ethical. Example: Roberto has an STD.... 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
  • FICOS 1. Stands for First Independent Church of Scientology. Learn more about us on our Purpose page.
  • 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
  • Four Conditions of Existence 1. Also known as the Is-es. You can view the definitions separately by clicking on each term. They are: AS-ISNESS ALTER-ISNESS IS-NESS NOT-ISNESS You can learn a lot... Read More
  • Game 1. any situation made up of freedoms (things one can do), barriers (things one can't do, or that are difficult to do), and purposes (reasons to play). This can apply to a board game, like Monopoly. Or a video... 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