Scientology terminology

Scientology Terminology

Scientology terminology

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Scientology terminology consists of a complex assortment of jargon used by Scientologists in conjunction with the practice of Scientology and in their everyday lives. It is difficult if not impossible to understand Scientology without understanding its terminology the way Hubbard defines it.Bob Larson Larson"s Book of World Religions and Alternative Spirituality, p. 432, Tyndale House Publishers Inc., 2004 ISBN 978-0-8423-6417-1

L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Church of Scientology, created a large number of jargon terms or Scientologese to refer to various concepts in Scientology and the related practice of Dianetics. By the time he died in 1986, he had devised a thicket of language or nomenclature by means of which one and all are indoctrinated in Scientology religious lore.James R. Lewis Scientology, p. 109, Oxford University Press US, 2009 ISBN 978-0-19-533149-3

Hubbard's Scientology terminology consists of two types of terms:

  • Existing English terms given an additional Scientology definition. For instance, the word valence has various existing meanings in chemistry, linguistics, psychology and mathematics, generally referring to the capacity or value of something. Hubbard redefines it to mean "an identity complete with bank mass or mental image picture mass of somebody other than the identity selected by oneself." Thus the new member is immersed in the new doctrine and gradually placed under control with the......
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