give (someone) an acknowledgment. See also acknowledgment.


something said or done to inform another that his statement or action has been noted, understood and received.


a group of twenty-six nations, including Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union, who opposed the Axis—the countries, which included Germany, Italy and Japan, which fought together during World War II.


(384–322 b.c.) Greek philosopher, educator and scientist. His works covered all branches of human knowledge known in his time, including logic, ethics, natural science and politics.


use or value to; advantage to.


openly acknowledged or declared.


reactive mind, that portion of a person’s mind which works on a totally stimulus-response basis (given a certain stimulus it gives a certain response), which is not under his volitional control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. (A bank is a storage place for information, as in early computers where data was stored on a group or series of cards called a bank.)


condition or state of being; existence. Beingness also refers to the assumption or choosing of a category of identity. Beingness can be assumed by oneself or given to oneself or attained. Examples of beingness would be one’s own name, one’s profession, one’s physical characteristics, one’s role in a game—each or all of these could be called one’s beingness.

boots, (pair of):

figuratively, a position or situation. The expression is a variation of the phrase fill (someone’s) shoes, meaning to take the place of (a predecessor); to take over one’s job or position and its duties or responsibilities satisfactorily.


jump the proper person in a chain of command.

caves in:

causes to collapse mentally or physically to the extent that the individual cannot function causatively. The individual is quite effect. A US Western term which symbolized mental or physical collapse as like being at the bottom of a mine shaft or in a tunnel when the supports collapsed and left the person under tons of debris.


general nature; character.

communication line:

the route along which a communication travels from one person to another.


one of the states of operation or existence which an organization, its parts or an individual passes through. Each condition has an exact sequence of steps, called a formula, which one can use to move from the current condition to another higher and more survival condition.


from contra, against, in opposition to, and survival. Hence, contra-survival is something in opposition to, against or contrary to survival.


in a way that is covert, concealed, hidden or disguised; not openly practiced or shown.


power of choice; power of decision; ability to decide or determine the course of one’s actions.

divine rightness:

a reference to the divine right of kings, the belief that kings and queens had a God-given right to rule, that they could do no wrong and were accountable only to God for their actions and not to the people they ruled. Used figuratively.


imitate, express or act out something, as an actor would in a drama or play acting out his scripted part.


an urge to survive along a certain course; an urge toward existence in an area of life. There are eight dynamics: first, self; second, sex and the family unit; third, groups; fourth, Mankind; fifth, life forms; sixth, physical universe; seventh, spirits; and eighth, Supreme Being.


the actions an individual takes on himself to correct some conduct or situation in which he is involved which is contrary to the ideals and best interests of his group. It is a personal thing. When one is ethical or “has his ethics in,” it is by his own determinism and is done by himself.

Executive Director:

the head of a Church of Scientology organization, responsible for the planning and running of the organization as well as its statistics and viability.

Executive Secretary:

a senior executive in a Church of Scientology organization, directly under the Executive Director, in charge of one of the main portions of the organization.

go bust:

fail completely.

going concern:

an activity that is flourishing and actively operating to full capacity.


a gradual approach to something taken step by step, level by level, each step or level being, of itself, easily attainable—so that finally, complicated and difficult activities can be achieved with relative ease. The term gradient also applies to each of the steps taken in such an approach.


obsessed by or quick to use the item indicated (usually used in combination, as in “status happy”).


great confusion, disorder or chaos; destruction.


Adolf Hitler (1889–1945), German political leader of the twentieth century who dreamed of creating a master race that would rule for a thousand years as the third German Empire. Taking over rule of Germany by force in 1933 as a dictator, he began World War II (1939–1945), subjecting much of Europe to his domination and murdering millions of Jews and others considered “inferior.” He committed suicide in 1945 when Germany’s defeat was imminent.


based on an idea that is possible and imagined rather than real or true.


extending back beyond memory, record or knowledge.

in bad:

in trouble.


to direct or maneuver by cleverness or skill.

jolly well:

a chiefly British term meaning most certainly; used to add emphasis.


the action taken on an individual by the group when he fails to take appropriate ethics actions himself.


the central or most important point or theme of something.

learn the ropes:

become familiar with the special procedures or techniques involved in something; the customary actions or practices of some area, field, etc.; the ways to get around and do things or get things done. This term derives from the days of sailing ships, wherein a sailor or apprentice had to become thoroughly familiar with handling the ropes that control the sails of a ship.


the state of living.

Locational Processing:

a type of process which helps orient a person and puts him in communication with his environment.


all the things that are used or needed in any business, undertaking or operation (distinguished from personnel).


make or create; make a mock-up of. A mock-up is simply something an individual makes or creates. The term is military in origin and referred to the construction of models or objects such as tanks, airplanes, etc., which were made in order to create an illusion of the real thing.


an aggressive or destructive act received by the person or part of life. The reason it is called a “motivator” is because it tends to prompt that one pays it back—it “motivates” a new overt act.


an action or situation in which an individual is involved, or something the individual does, which is contrary to the ideals, best interests and survival of his dynamics.

overt act:

a harmful act or a transgression against the moral code of a group. An overt act is not just injuring someone or something, it is an act of omission or commission which does the least good for the least number of people or areas of life, or the most harm to the greatest number of people or areas of life.

part and parcel:

an essential, necessary or integral part.


one who begins a lawsuit against another person (defendant) in a court of law to obtain a remedy for an injury to his rights.


(ca. 427–347 b.c.) Greek philosopher and teacher, born in Athens. In 387 b.c., he founded a school of philosophy known as the Academy which became the first university known in history.


a special form of personal counseling, unique in Scientology, which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability to confront what he is and where he is. Processing is a precise, thoroughly codified activity with exact procedures.


(582–500 b.c.) Greek philosopher and mathematician who founded a school in southern Italy that emphasized the study of musical harmony and geometry and is considered the first true mathematician.


resembling or simulating an overpowering fear or anxiety, but not really being the same as that condition.


a bitter-tasting drug used to treat certain forms of malaria (an infectious disease that can cause death if not treated).

roller coaster:

to move (steeply) up and down, rise and fall. From the literal meaning, a steep, sharply curving elevated railway with small open passenger cars that is operated at high speeds as a ride in an amusement park.


a type of behavior in which pleasure is obtained from hurting others and making them suffer physically or mentally.


(470?–399 b.c.) Greek philosopher and teacher, who believed that goodness was based on knowledge, and wickedness was based on ignorance. He urged his fellow Greeks to consider as the most important things in life the moral character of their souls and the search for knowledge of moral ideas like justice.

song, what a:

a coined phrase used to show that something is extremely easy or effortless.

steam, under one’s own:

unaided; by one’s own efforts; without any help from others.

sun, moon and stars, under the:

a variation of under the sun, meaning “on earth; in the whole world,” used to add emphasis to a statement.


acts which violate laws or moral codes.

tripped (up):

caused to fail; hindered or obstructed.


make nothing of.


unpleasant and not easy to accept, as facts or ideas.


unknowingly; without awareness.


whether one chooses it or not; willingly or unwillingly.


an unspoken, unannounced transgression against a moral code by which a person is bound; an overt act that a person committed that he or she is not talking about. Any withhold comes after an overt act.


brings about (harm); causes, inflicts.