Scientology Definitions

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  • 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
  • MEST 1. MEST, or the MEST universe, refers to the universe where we find the things that make up the real world: trees, rocks, suns, mountains, atoms, chemical elements, trains, tables, chairs, etc. Spiritual beings... Read More
  • Misemotion An emotion that doesn't fit the circumstances. Being misemotional isn't simply about having complicated feelings regarding a complicated situation in life. Misemotion is about having feelings that aren't... Read More
  • Model Session 1. Definition of 'model' : "an example for imitation or emulation." Auditing sessions follow an exact pattern. There are exact scripts used to start and end each session. And exact things the... Read More
  • Motivator 1. A harmful deed done to someone that makes them feel justified in committing a harmful deed. Examples: Rhonda gets cut off in traffic. She gets really angry feeling like the person who cut her off is... Read More
  • Natter 1. To say critical things of someone or something. While there are times when criticism may be constructive or warranted. But when someone is being derogatory, making snide comments, and acting hostilely... Read More
  • Negative Gain See definition of "Case Gain"
  • Not-is-ness 1. when someone has trouble accepting things as they are, they may try to act as though that thing is not true. They are denying, in some way, the actuality of something. Examples: When a family... Read More