Static & The Universal Viewpoint

STATIC is the most fundamental concept in Scientology. It is contrasted from MEST (matter, energy space and time), which is considered KINETIC. “Static-kinetic” is a dichotomy that may be expanded as a scale of infinite gradients.

A pendulum stops at either end of the swing for a fraction of a second. That condition is considered static. The pendulum has maximum velocity in the exact middle of the swing. That condition is considered kinetic. The total energy of the system is constant per the Law of Conservation of Energy. That energy is considered “potential” when the pendulum is static, and “kinetic” when the pendulum is in full swing. In between the energy is converting either from potential to kinetic or from kinetic to potential.

From the viewpoint of the example above, the STATIC of Scientology shall represent the totality of energy of the universe in potential form.

We may consider this to be the state just before the “Big Bang”. MEST, then, is the state where this STATIC is in the process of becoming KINETIC. This may be looked upon as the expanding universe.



MEST is an acronym made up of the first letters of Matter, Energy, Space and Time. It is a form that has not yet become fully KINETIC. Here Matter is the condensed form of Energy that has become relatively static.

Matter is expanding into the the electromagnetic spectrum of physical energy and vice versa. There is a state of equilibrium there.

One may view this state of equilibrium in the atom where matter appears as the central nucleus, and the physical energy spectrum appears to be surrounding it.

Space represents the EXTENTS of energy-matter. Time represents the DURATION of energy-matter. Neither space nor time exists in the absence of energy-matter. Therefore, “space-time” are essentially the characteristics of “energy-matter”.


Expansion of Universe

The expansion of the universe shall mean that more matter is de-condensing back into energy then energy is condensing into matter. Energy occupies much greater space than matter. It also has much less duration than matter. Therefore, net de-condensing of matter into energy appears as expansion of the universe.



We cannot deny the presence of thought energy. It is just that it is not acknowledged in the science of Physics. The reason for this is the arbitrary division of reality by Greeks into “thought” and “physical universe”. Science of Physics then deals with the “physical universe” only.

But there should not be any arbitrary separation between thought and the physical aspects. Thought is a form of energy just like light, heat and electricity are.

The thought would also be potential in the STATIC at the beginning of the universe. Therefore, we may consider the STATIC to be self-aware. With this awareness the STATIC starts to change into kinetic on a gradient basis. Nothing affects the STATIC but itself through this awareness. This is the origin of Big Bang.

NOTE: In Scientology, the STATIC is represented by Dynamic 8.



We perceive energy as having the characteristic of motion. When matter expands it appears as physical energy. It may be postulated that when physical energy expands it appears as “thought energy” (THETA). This is happening within life forms. A human form is most efficient in expanding physical energy into thought energy.

Matter expands into the spectrum of physical energy, which we know as the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum in physics. Physical energy expands into the spectrum of thought energy, which is represented by the Tone Scale of Scientology.

Matter together with physical and thought energy appears as life. We then have the spectrum of life represented by minerals, cells, plants, animals and humans.

NOTE: In Scientology Energy is covered by Dynamics 7, 6 and 5.



In life, the manifestation of thought energy may be viewed as VIEWPOINT. The viewpoint represents awareness, perception as well as the interpretation of that perception through thought and activity. The latter is considered to be the “function of the mind”, but it is part of the viewpoint. The viewpoint in humans is the self. Scientology refers to it as the THETAN. But we may conceive animals, plants, cells and minerals to have their own version of viewpoint.

In humans, the viewpoint appears as being made of very fine considerations. The animal viewpoint may be made up of coarse considerations. The viewpoint of plants, cells and minerals may consist of considerations that are coarser still.

The considerations of the viewpoint actively combine in infinitely varied ways to produce the human activity. Therefore, the activities of the mind and body express the viewpoint. When there is an inherent change in the character of these activities, we may identify that as change in the viewpoint itself.

In humans, the viewpoint may rise from lower levels up through THINKING, EFFORT, EMOTION, LOOKING, KNOWING ABOUT, NOT KNOWING and KNOWING; in animals, it may rise only to the level of EATING-NESS: in plants, to the level of SEXING-NESS; in cells, to the level of WAITING and MYSTERY; and in minerals, the viewpoint may be considered to stay at the level of UNCONSCIOUSNESS. These levels, together, are referred to as the Know-Mystery scale.



Memory is a characteristic of energy. It is stored in the changing forms and condensations of energy. The more the energy becomes solid as a result of condensation, the more its memory appears in the form of mental image pictures. As the energy expands and becomes finer, the memory characteristic take on the form of a data matrix.

Therefore, memories may be concentrated in the brain cells but they exist throughout the cells of the body and in the electromagnetic field surrounding the body.


The Universal Viewpoint

It is a misconception to think that as a person rises, he reaches the state of STATIC. STATIC is the state of total potential energy of everything including THETA and MEST.

The highest state that a person reaches is the state of KNOWING at the top of the Know-to-Mystery scale. This state may be called the “Universal Viewpoint”.

Once a person acquires the universal viewpoint of KNOWING he perceives all things, physical and spiritual, completely objectively. A person’s interpretations are optimum on all eight dynamics only when his perceptions are objective.


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