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Iidentification: the inability to evaluate differences in time, location, form, composition or importance.

implant: an enforced command or series of commands installed in an individual’s reactive mind below his awareness level to cause him to react or behave in a prearranged way without his “knowing it.” See also reactive mind.

incident: an experience, simple or complex, related by the same subject, location, perception or people that takes place in a short and finite time period such as minutes, hours or days; also, mental image pictures of such experiences. See also mental image picture.

indicators: those manifestations in a person or group that indicate whether it is doing well or poorly, signal an approaching change, or show that the auditing process has reached the desired end point.

individuation: a withdrawal out of groups and into only self. The mechanics of individuation are first, communication into, and then, refusal to communicate into.

intelligence: the ability to perceive, pose and resolve problems.

intensive: a specific number of hours of auditing given to a preclear over a short period of time, as a series of successive sessions at regularly scheduled intervals. As an example, modern auditing is sold and delivered in 121/2-hour intensives.

intention: something that one wishes to do or intends to do. Intention is an impulse toward something; an idea that one is going to accomplish something. It’s intentional, which means one means to do it.

introversion: a looking in too closely; having one’s attention and interest directed upon oneself.

invalidation: refuting or degrading or discrediting or denying something someone else considers to be fact.

isness: an apparency of existence brought about by the continuous alteration of an as-isness. This is called, when agreed upon, reality. See also as-isness.


justification: explaining away wrongnesses. Most explanations of conduct, no matter how far-fetched, seem perfectly right to the person making them since he or she is only asserting self-rightness and other-wrongness.


key-in: a moment when the environment around the awake but fatigued or distressed individual is itself similar to the dormant (inactive) engram. At that moment the engram becomes active. See also engram.

key-out: a release or separation from the reactive mind or some portion of it. See also reactive mind.

KRC triangle: the upper triangle in the Scientology symbol. The points are K for knowledge, R for responsibility, and C for control. It is difficult to be responsible for something or control something unless you have knowledge of it. It is folly to try to control something or even know something without responsibility. It is hard to fully know something or be responsible for something over which you have no control, otherwise the result can be overwhelm. Little by little one can make anything go right by increasing Knowledge on all dynamics, increasing Responsibility on all dynamics, increasing Control on all dynamics. See also dynamic(s).


level: a training step on the Grade Chart which one does for classification. He is then eligible to deliver the auditing grade represented by that level. See also Classification, Gradation and Awareness Chart.

level of awareness: that of which a being is aware. (This can be established by finding which general condition of existence he is most aware of, as shown and plotted in the Awareness Characteristics column of the Classification, Gradation and Awareness Chart.) See also Classification, Gradation and Awareness Chart.

Life Repair: a series of auditing actions run on a preclear who is starting out in auditing for the first time. Life Repair would address such things as rough spots in life, periods which the preclear may feel bad about, areas of overwhelm, etc.

line charge: a period of sudden laughter, often uncontrollable, that a preclear experiences in a session and that results from the relief of painful emotion. See also charge.

lines: communication lines, the routes along which communications travel from one person to another; the lines on which particles flow.

livingness: the activity of going along a certain course, impelled (driven) by a purpose and with some place to arrive.

lock: a mental image picture of a nonpainful but disturbing experience the person has had, which depends for its force on earlier secondaries and engrams which the experience has restimulated (stirred up). See also engram; mental image picture; secondary.

Logics: a method of thinking. They apply to any universe or any thinking process. They are the forms of thought behavior which can, but do not necessarily have to, be used in creating universes. The Logics can be found in the book Scientology 0-8: The Book of Basics.

LRH: L. Ron Hubbard.

lumbosis: a made-up name for a disease, coined by L. Ron Hubbard and used humorously in many of his lectures and writings.


machine: an actual machine in the mind (like ordinary machinery), constructed out of mental mass and energy, that has been made by the individual to do work for him, usually having been set up so as to come into operation automatically under certain predetermined circumstances. See also mental mass.

mass: see mental mass.

mechanics: referring to space, energy, objects and time. When something has those things in it, it constitutes something mechanical.

memory: any facsimiles of consciously perceived data which can be recalled by the individual. See also facsimile.

mental image picture:
a copy of the physical universe as it goes by; we call a mental image picture a facsimile when it is a “photograph” of the physical universe sometime in the past. We call a mental image picture a mock-up when it is created by the thetan or for the thetan and does not consist of photographs of the physical universe. We call a mental image picture a hallucination, or more properly an automaticity (something uncontrolled), when it is created by another and seen by self. See also automaticity; facsimile.

mental mass: the mass contained in the mental image pictures (facsimiles) in the reactive mind. See also mental image picture; reactive mind.

mest: the physical universe. A word coined from the initial letters of Matter, Energy, Space and Time, which are the component parts (elements) of the physical universe. Also used as an adjective to mean “physical”-as in “mest universe,” meaning the “physical universe.”

mest universe: that agreed-upon reality of matter, energy, space and time which we use as anchor points and through which we communicate. A mutual system of barriers on which we have agreed so we can have a game.

mind: a control system between the thetan and the physical universe. The mind is not a brain. See also analytical mind; thetan.

misdirector: a command in an engram which sends the preclear in the wrong direction, makes him go earlier when he should be going later or go later when he should go earlier, etc. “You can’t go back at this point,” “You’re turned around,” etc. See also engram.

misemotion: a coined word in Dianetics and Scientology, often used loosely to refer to anything that is unpleasant emotion, such as antagonism, anger, fear, grief, apathy or a death feeling. The full meaning of misemotion is an emotion or emotional reaction that is inappropriate to the present time situation. It is taken from mis- (wrong) + emotion. To say that a person was misemotional would indicate that the person did not display the emotion called for by the actual circumstances of the situation. Being misemotional would be synonymous with being irrational. One can fairly judge the rationality of any individual by the correctness of the emotion he displays in a given set of circumstances. To be joyful and happy when circumstances call for joy and happiness would be rational. To display grief without sufficient present time cause would be irrational.

missed withhold: an undisclosed contrasurvival act which has been restimulated by another but not disclosed. This is a withhold which another person nearly found out about, leaving the person with the withhold in a state of wondering whether his hidden deed is known or not. See also restimulation; withhold.

moral code: a series of agreements to which a person has subscribed (agreed, consented) to guarantee the survival of a group.

morals: a code of good conduct laid down out of the experience of the race to serve as a uniform yardstick for the conduct of individuals and groups. Morals are actually laws.

motivator: an aggressive or destructive act received by the person or one of the dynamics. The reason it is called a motivator is because it tends to prompt that one pays it back-it “motivates” a new overt. See also dynamic(s); overt act.

M/U: misunderstood word.


to find fault with; gripe. In Scientology, if a person is nattering about somebody, one knows the person has overts on that somebody. See also overt act.

necessity level: a person’s ability to rise above his aberrations when his action is required to handle an immediate and serious threat to his survival. See also aberration.

no-games condition: a totality of barriers or a totality of freedom. See also game; games condition.

not-isness: the effort to handle isness by reducing its condition through the use of force. It is an apparency and cannot entirely vanquish an isness. See also apparency; isness.


Objective Process: objective refers to outward things, not the thoughts or feelings of the individual. An Objective Process deals with the real and observable. It calls for the preclear to spot or find something exterior to himself in order to carry out the auditing command. It locates the person in his environment, establishes direct communication with the auditor, and brings a person to present time, a very important factor in mental and spiritual sanity and ability. See also present time.

obnosis: observation of the obvious. The only way one sees anything is by observing the obvious: one looks at the isness of something, at what is actually there. Fortunately, the ability to obnose is not in any sense “inborn” or mystical. It is easily regained and improved through Scientology. See also isness.

obsessive communication: an outflow which is not pertinent to the surrounding persons or situation. An outflow of communication which is not in reality with the existing reality. See also reality.

occlusion: any part of a person’s memories that is hidden on the time track and is not available to conscious recall except through processing. See also time track.

Operating Thetan (OT): it is a state of beingness. It is a being “at cause over matter, energy, space, time, form and life.” Operating comes from “able to operate without dependency on things,” and Thetan is the Greek letter Theta (), which the Greeks used to represent thought or perhaps spirit, to which an n is added to make a noun in the modern style used to create words in engineering. It is also n or “theta to the nth degree,” meaning unlimited or vast. Abbreviation: OT.

optimum solution: the solution which brings the greatest benefit to the greatest number of dynamics. The infinitely perfect solution would be one which brought infinite survival on all dynamics. See also dynamic(s).

OT: Operating Thetan.

other-determinism: the condition of having one’s actions or conclusions determined by something or someone other than oneself.

overrun: continue a process or a series of processes past the optimum point. See also end phenomena.

overt act: an act of omission or commission which does the least good for the least number of dynamics or the most harm to the greatest number of dynamics. It is that thing which you do which you aren’t willing to have happen to you. See also dynamic(s).

overtmotivator sequence: when a person commits an overt, he will then believe he’s got to have a motivator or that he has had a motivator. For instance, if he hits somebody he will tell you immediately that he has been hit by the person, even when he has not been. See also motivator; overt act.


pan-determinism: the willingness to start, change and stop two or more forces, whether or not opposed, and this could be interpreted as two or more individuals, two or more groups, two or more planets, two or more life species, two or more universes, two or more spirits, whether or not opposed. This means that one would not necessarily choose sides.

para-Scientology: a category of data in Scientology which includes all greater or lesser uncertainties and questionable things; things in Scientology of which the common, normal observer cannot be sure with a little study.

pastoral counseling: counseling delivered by a pastor (minister) of the church. Also called auditing or processing. See also auditing; processing.

pc: preclear.

perceptics: sense messages.

physical universe: the universe of matter, energy, space and time. It would be the universe of the planets, their rocks, rivers and oceans, the universe of stars and galaxies, the universe of burning suns and time. See also mest; universe.

picture: an exact likeness of something; a copy or representation of a thing, not the thing itself. An image or mental image of something. See also facsimile; mental image picture.

pleasure moment:
mental image pictures containing pleasure sensations. See also mental image picture.

postulate: a conclusion, decision or resolution made by the individual himself; to conclude, decide or resolve a problem or to set a pattern for the future or to nullify a pattern of the past.

potential trouble source: someone who is connected with a suppressive person who is invalidating him, his beingness, his processing, his life; someone connected to a person or a group opposed to Scientology. This connection results in illness and roller coaster (gets better, then gets worse). Processing would work with such a person for a moment, then wouldn’t work. One can’t audit this person up faster than the environment knocks him down. Because the case doesn’t get well, he is a potential trouble source to Scientology organizations, to others and to himself. See also suppressive person or group.

preclear: a spiritual being who is now on the road to becoming Clear, hence pre-Clear.

Prelogics: see Qs.

prenatal: a Dianetics term used to denote (refer to) an engram which is received before birth. See also engram.

pre-OT: a thetan beyond the state of Clear who, through the pre-OT levels, is advancing to the full state of Operating Thetan (OT). See also Clear; Operating Thetan; pre-OT levels; thetan.

pre-OT levels: the advanced auditing levels after Clear and preparatory to the actual OT levels which begin at New OT VIII. The pre-OT levels are New OT I through New OT VII. See also Clear; Operating Thetan.

present time: the time which is now and which becomes the past almost as rapidly as it is observed. It is a term loosely applied to the environment existing in now, as in “The preclear came up to present time,” meaning the preclear became aware of the present environment. See also environment.

present time problem: a special problem that exists in the physical universe “now” on which the pc has his attention fixed. It is any set of circumstances that so engages the attention of the preclear that he feels he should be doing something about it instead of being audited.

process: a set of questions asked or commands given by an auditor to help a person find out things about himself or life and to improve his condition.

processing: the application of Dianetics or Scientology processes to someone by a trained auditor. The exact definition of processing is: The action of asking a preclear a question (which he can understand and answer), getting an answer to that question and acknowledging him for that answer. Also called auditing.

propitiation: a level of the Tone Scale at which one attempts to appease or buy off some danger or imagined danger.

psychosomatic: psycho refers to mind and somatic refers to body; the term psychosomatic means the mind making the body ill or illnesses which have been created physically within the body by derangement of the mind.
PTP: present time problem.

PTS: potential trouble source.

Purification Rundown: a special rundown (series of specific actions done on a case) designed to purify and clean out of one’s system the restimulative drug or chemical residues which could act to prevent case gain from Dianetics or Scientology processing. Abbreviation: Purif. See also case gain; restimulation.


Q and A:(noun) the practice of asking a question about a pc’s answer, i.e., the auditor asks a question, the pc answers, the auditor asks a question about the answer. This is the chief auditor fault, as it is giving session control over to the pc. The auditor following only the pc’s lead is giving no auditing and the pc is left on “self-audit.”

Here is a wrong example of auditing:

Auditor : “How are you?”

Pc : “Awful.”

Auditor : “What’s wrong?”

Here is a right example:

Auditor : “How are you?”

Pc : “Awful.”

Auditor : “Thank you.”

(verb) act indecisively; fail to make up one’s mind. Technically, to Q-and-A means to ask a question about a pc’s answer. But it is often used nontechnically in “Scientologese” as noted above.

Qs: knowledge is a pyramid, and knowledge as a pyramid has a common denominator which evaluates all other data below it. At the top point of this pyramid is what could be called a Q, and it could also be called a common denominator. It is in common to every other datum in this pyramid full of data. The Qs are the highest echelon from which all other things are derived. Q comes from quod in Q.E.D. (quod erat demonstrandum), meaning “which was to be shown or demonstrated,” used specifically in mathematical proofs. The Qs can be found in the book Scientology 0-8: The Book of Basics.


randomity: a consideration of motion. There is plus randomity and minus randomity. There can be, from the individual’s consideration, too much or too little motion, or enough motion. “Enough motion” is measured by the consideration of the individual.

rationalization: justification; making excuses to explain irrational behavior. See also justification.

reactive: irrational, reacting instead of acting; thinkingness or behavior dictated by the reactive mind rather than the individual’s own present time determinism. See also reactive mind.

reactive mind: that portion of a person’s mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional control and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. The reactive mind is where engrams are stored. See also engram; stimulus-response.

reality: the solid objects, the real things of life; the degree of agreement reached by two people. See also ARC triangle.

recall: an auditing procedure which has the preclear think of, remember or put his attention on something that happened in the past-all done from present time. See also present time.

rehabilitation: the restoration of some former ability or state of being or some more optimum condition.

Release: the term for what occurs when a person separates from his reactive mind or some part of it. The degree and relative permanence of being pulled out of the reactive mind determines the state of Release. There are a number of states or stages of Release and these are called Grades. See also Expanded Lower Grades; Grades.

religious philosophy: a term which implies study of spiritual manifestations; research on the nature of the spirit and study on the relationship of the spirit to the body.

repair: patching up past auditing or recent life errors.

repeater technique: a Dianetics auditing technique given in the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in which the auditor would have the preclear repeat over and over certain phrases found in engrams being run. See also engram.

repetitive processing:
auditing in which a process is run over and over again, with the same question of the pc. The pc answers the question and the auditor acknowledges him. The process is run until it is flat. See also flat.

responsibility: the concept of being able to care for, to reach or to be; the ability and willingness to be cause. To accept responsibility for something is to accept that one operated as cause in the matter. It should be clearly distinguished from such lower-level considerations as blame or praise, which include the further evaluation of the goodness or badness of the thing caused.

restimulation: reactivation of a past memory due to similar circumstances in the present approximating circumstances of the past. See also key-in.

restimulator: anything in the individual’s surroundings which is sufficiently similar to something in his reactive mind that it causes part of his reactive mind to become restimulated. See also reactive mind; restimulation.

reverie: a light state of “concentration” not to be confused with hypnosis; in reverie the person is fully aware of what is taking place.

R-factor: reality factor. It is the action of the auditor telling the pc what the auditor is going to do at each new step. This gives the pc more reality on what is occurring in the auditing session.

ridge: a solid accumulation of old, inactive energy suspended in space and time. It is generated by opposing energy flows which hit one another, and continues to exist long after the energy flows have ceased. See also flow.

routine: a standard process. See also process.

those steps or actions used to get the pc in shape to be audited in that session. For auditing to take place at all the pc must be “in–session” which means: (1) willing to talk to the auditor, (2) interested in own case. Rudiments are actions done to accomplish this.

ruds: rudiments.

run: to administer or undergo a process or auditing action.

rundown: a series of steps which are auditing actions and processes designed to handle a specific aspect of a case and which have a known end phenomena. Example: Scientology Drug Rundown. See also end phenomena.


sanity: the ability to recognize differences, similarities and identities. The legal definition of sanity is the “ability to tell right from wrong.” The better one can tell differences, the more rational he is. The less one can tell differences, no matter how minute, and know the WIDTH of those differences and the closer one comes to thinking in identities (A=A), the less sane he is. See also A=A=A=A.

Scientologist: one who knows he has found the way to a better life through Scientology and who, through Scientology books, tapes, training and processing, is actively attaining it.

Scientology: Scientology applied religious philosophy. It is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life. Scientology means scio, knowing in the fullest sense of the word and logos, study. In itself the word means literally knowing how to know. Scientology is a “route,” a way, rather than a dissertation or an assertive body of knowledge. Through its drills and studies one may find the truth for himself. The technology is therefore not expounded as something to believe, but something to do.

Scientology Drug Rundown: a rundown (series of auditing actions) which uses Scientology auditing techniques to handle the harmful effects of drugs, medicine and alcohol on a case. This rundown extroverts a person, brings him into present time, and allows him to experience the relief and expansion available to one who has been freed from the influence of drugs. See also case; rundown.

secondary: also called secondary engram. A period of anguish brought about by a major loss or threat of loss to the individual. The secondary engram depends for its strength and force upon physical-pain engrams which underlie it. See also engram.

second dynamic:
see dynamic(s).

that state of being wherein the individual can or cannot be controlled by his environment according to his own choice. He is confident about any and all abilities or talents he may possess. He is confident in his interpersonal relationships. He reasons but does not need to react.

service facsimile:
a computation generated by the individual to make self right and others wrong, to dominate or escape domination and to enhance own survival and injure that of others. This computation will cause the individual to deliberately hold in restimulation selected parts of his reactive mind to explain his failures in life. For example, a person may keep an old injury in restimulation so that his family has to look after him. See also facsimile; reactive mind; restimulation.

session: a precise period of time during which an auditor audits a preclear.

significance: a word which is used in the special sense to denote any thought, decision, concept, idea, purpose or meaning in the mind in distinction to its masses. (The mind is basically composed of masses and significances.) See also mental mass.

solid communication line:
a communication line is the route along which a communication travels from one person to another; the line on which particles flow. A solid communication line is one requiring solid contact, such as the auditor’s hand in the preclear’s hand or the preclear’s hand in his.

somatic: a physical pain or discomfort of any kind. The word somatic means, actually, bodily or physical. Because the word pain is restimulative, and because the word pain has in the past led to a confusion between physical pain and mental pain, somatic is the term used in Dianetics instead. See also restimulation.

somatic mind: that mind which takes care of the automatic mechanisms of the body, the regulation of the minutiae (precise details) which keep the organism running.

sonic: the recall of something heard, so that it is heard again in the mind in full tone and strength.

soul: the living unit which operates the body. See also thetan.

SP: suppressive person.

space opera: of or relating to time periods on the whole track millions of years ago which concerned activities in this and other galaxies. Space opera has space travel, spaceships, spacemen, intergalactic travel, wars, conflicts, other beings, civilizations and societies, and other planets and galaxies. It is not fiction and concerns actual incidents and things that occurred on the track. See also whole track.

stable datum: one datum, one factor, one particular in a confusion of particles that keeps things from being in a confusion and on which other things can be aligned. Any confusing motion can be understood by conceiving one thing to be motionless. The one thing selected and used becomes the stable datum for the remainder.

Standard Technology: the exact processes and auditing actions laid down by L. Ron Hubbard and used for the invariable resolution of cases, taught in the organizations of Scientology and used without variation by all Scientology auditors. The term applies equally to Dianetics and its technology.

the cycle of action in this universe, which is also the anatomy of control. Almost the entire subject of control is summed up in the ability to start, change and stop one’s activities, body and one’s environment. See also cycle of action.

static: something which doesn’t have wavelength, so it is not in motion; it doesn’t have weight, it doesn’t have mass, it doesn’t have length, breadth or any of these things. It is motionlessness.

stimulus-response: given a certain stimulus, something will automatically give a certain response.

Straightwire: the name of a process. It is the act of stringing a line between present time and some incident in the past, and stringing that line directly and without any detours. The auditor is stringing a straight wire of memory between the actual genus (origin) of a condition and present time, thus demonstrating that there is a difference of time and space in the condition then and the condition now, and that the preclear, conceding this difference, then rids himself of the condition or at least is able to handle it. The motto of Straightwire could be said to be, “Discover the actual genus of any condition and you will place the condition under the control of the preclear.” See also present time.

subconscious: the unconscious mind. See also unconscious mind.

suppress: to squash, to sit on, to make smaller, to refuse to let reach, to make uncertain about his reaching, to render or lessen in any way possible by any means possible, to the harm of the individual and for the fancied protection of a suppressor.

suppressive acts: actions or omissions undertaken knowingly to suppress, reduce or impede Scientology or Scientologists. (Such actions are high crimes and result in dismissal from Scientology and its organizations.)

suppressive person or group: a person or group of persons who actively seek to suppress or damage Scientology or a Scientologist by suppressive acts. See also potential trouble source; suppressive acts.

survival: an impulse to persist through time, in space, as matter and energy. It is a condition susceptible to nonsurvival. If one is “surviving,” one is at the same moment admitting that one can cease to survive, otherwise one would never strive to survive.

sweetness and light: a humorous term which means pleasant, good-tempered, etc. Often used to describe the case which cannot conceive of ever having done anything bad to anybody or anything. See also case.

symbiote: a term which in Dianetics is extended beyond the dictionary definition to mean “any or all life or energy forms which are mutually dependent for survival.” The atom depends on the universe, the universe on the atom.


tactile: the perceptics (sense messages) of touch.

tech: 1. technical. 2. technology.

technology: the methods of application of an art or science as opposed to mere knowledge of the science or art itself.

terminal: anything used in a communication system; anything that can receive, relay or send a communication; a man would be a terminal, but a post (position, job or duty to which a person is assigned) would also be a terminal; also, things with mass and meaning.

theta: energy peculiar to life or a thetan which acts upon material in the physical universe and animates it, mobilizes it and changes it; natural creative energy of a thetan which he has free to direct toward survival goals, especially when it manifests itself as high tone, constructive communications. See also thetan.

Theta Clear: a person who operates exterior to the body without need of a body.

thetan: the person himself-not his body or his name, the physical universe, his mind, or anything else; that which is aware of being aware; the identity which is the individual. The term was coined to eliminate any possible confusion with older, invalid concepts. It comes from the Greek letter Theta (), which the Greeks used to represent thought or perhaps spirit, to which an n is added to make a noun in the modern style used to create words in engineering. It is also n, or “theta to the nth degree,” meaning unlimited or vast.

Theta Universe: 1. thought matter (ideas), thought energy, thought space, and thought time, combined in an independent universe analogous to the material universe. One of the purposes of theta is postulated as the conquest, change, and ordering of mest. (From Science of Survival Glossary)

2. is a postulated reality for which there exists much evidence. (From Science of Survival, page 99.)

third party: one who by false reports creates trouble between two people, a person and a group, or a group and another group. See also third party law.

third party law: a law which states that a third party must be present and unknown in every quarrel for a conflict to exist. Or, for a quarrel to occur, an unknown third party must be active in producing it between two potential opponents.

time track: the consecutive record of mental image pictures which accumulates through a person’s life or lives. It is very exactly dated. The time track is the entire sequence of “now” incidents, complete with all perceptics, picked up by a person during his whole existence. See also incident; mental image picture.

tone: the emotional condition of an engram or the general condition of an individual. See also engram; Tone Scale.

Tone Scale: a scale which shows the emotional tones of a person. These, ranged from the highest to the lowest, are, in part, serenity, enthusiasm (as we proceed downward), conservatism, boredom, antagonism, anger, covert hostility, fear, grief, apathy. (There are additional tone levels than these in the Expanded Tone Scale, and for further information see the book Scientology 0-8: The Book of Basics.)

Touch Assist: an assist action which reestablishes communication with injured or ill body parts. It brings the person’s attention to the injured or affected body areas. This is done by repetitively touching the ill or injured person’s body and putting him into communication with the injury. His communication with it brings about recovery. The technique is based on the principle that the way to heal anything or remedy anything is to put somebody into communication with it. See also assist.

track: see time track.

truth: the exact consideration. Truth is the exact time, place, form and event.

two-way communication:
a two-way cycle of communication would work as follows: Joe, having originated a communication, and having completed it, may then wait for Bill to originate a communication to Joe, thus completing the remainder of the two-way cycle of communication. Thus we get the normal cycle of a communication between two terminals (people).


unconscious mind: a term from psychoanalysis. It is said to be the sum of all thoughts, memories, impulses, desires, feelings, etc., of which the individual is not conscious but which influence his emotions and behavior. In actuality, the “unconscious” is the sum of all a man’s bad experiences and nothing more mysterious than that. In Dianetics and Scientology it is called the reactive mind. See also reactive mind.

universe: a whole system of created things. The universes are three in number. The first of these is one’s own universe. The second would be the material universe, which is the universe of matter, energy, space and time, which is the common meeting ground of all of us. The third is actually a class of universes-the universe of every other person.

unmock: become nothing; make nothing of.


valences: personalities. The term is used to denote the borrowing of the personalities of others. Valences are substitutes for self taken on after the fact of lost confidence in self. Preclears “in their father’s valence” are acting as though they were their father.

VGIs: abbreviation for Very Good Indicators. It means good indicators to a very marked degree. Extremely good indicators. For example, if a preclear were happy or laughing in session, those could be considered very good indicators. See also indicators.

vias: relay points in a communication line. To talk via a body, to get energy via eating, alike are communication by-routes. Enough vias make a stop. A stop is made out of vias.

viewpoint: a point of awareness from which one can perceive.

visio: the recall of something seen, so that it is seen again in the mind in full color, scale, dimension, brightness and detail.


whole track: the moment to moment record of a person’s existence in this universe in picture and impression form.

withhold: an unspoken, unannounced transgression against a moral code by which the person was bound. Something the preclear did that he or she is not talking about. A withhold is always the manifestation which comes after an overt. Any withhold comes after an overt. See also moral code; overt act.