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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  • HCOPL Stands for Hubbard Communications Office Policy Letter. These are green ink on white paper references written by L. Ron Hubbard. They cover the full gamut what a Scientology organization is and how it is... Read More
  • Hubbard Found of Dianetics and Scientology. See the entry for L Ron Hubbard to learn more about him.
  • HCO Division | Division 1 Goldenrod Color HCO Division (sometimes called Communications Division). HCO stands for Hubbard Communications... Read More
  • In When things are as they should be, or when things are supposed to be there and they are, they are said to be "in." Examples: Lily's in planning made her an excellent event coordinator. As a project manager,... Read More
  • Intensive 1. Traditionally, auditing is sold in 12 1/2 hour blocks. Each of these blocks is called an intensive. When you address an issue with auditing, you address it vigorously within a short period of time so... Read More
  • Justification Explaining why something that's wrong is really okay. When an action or situation is definitely wrong somehow, but the person can't admit it or is trying to make themselves feel better about it or... Read More
  • Knowledge A person learns things all kinds of ways. They can learn by reading, doing things, watching others do things, thinking about things they've done or that others have done. When a person takes all this data... Read More
  • L. Ron Hubbard (1911-1986) The founder of Dianetics and Scientology, Hubbard was born in Tilden, Nebraska on March 13, 1911. Shortly after, his family moved to Helena, Montana, which is where Hubbard spent his... Read More
  • Level 1. One of the training courses done to become an auditor. These are shown along the left-hand side of the Grade Chart.
    Level vs Class vs Grade These 3 words can be confusing until you... Read More
  • Life Repair Program Auditing program that addresses specific life difficulties. Life Repair is often the first kind of auditing program a person gets. When the preclear first reaches out to a Scientology auditor,... Read More