1. A religious philosophy founded and developed by L. Ron Hubbard. Hubbard, through extensive lectures and writings, laid out exact procedures for increasing intelligence and ability, and for gaining spiritual freedom. There are two main avenues of spiritual development. The first is studying the materials, practicing using the materials, and even doing courses. Courses can be done in a schoolroom setting or by mail/email. The second avenue is receiving counseling specific to Scientology, called auditing. By jockeying between these two methods, a person can progress through Scientology levels designed to bring them closer and closer to spiritual freedom.
(Derived from Latin, scio, knowing in the fullest sense and Greek, logos, study) (HCOB 22 Apr 69)
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