The Factors 1 – 5

Project: A Course on Hubbard’s Factors

The original Scientology Factors are a summation of the considerations and examinations of the human spirit and the material universe, which was completed between A.D. 1923 and 1953 by L. Ron Hubbard.

The KHTK Factors are a result of the subject clearing of Buddhism, Scientology and philosophy in general. 


SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 1. Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect.

This universe has neither a beginning nor end. There is no absolute Cause that created this universe. Cause-effect is simply a dimension of this universe.

Anchoring the phenomena of existence on some absolute Cause is similar to the idea of God in the Abrahamic religions. But cause gets its meaning from effect. It cannot be isolated from effect.

The phenomena of existence is perceived as it is from the basis of Emptiness, which allows no preconceived notion. One arrives at the notion of Emptiness through the Vedic process of Neti-neti (neither this, nor that). It is defined in the Heart Sutra of Buddhism.

Emptiness is a reference point more fundamental than Cause (God) because, like zero, it has no significance of its own. Emptiness is the ultimate reference point from which all phenomena are perceived objectively.

KHTK FACTOR # 1: Existence is simply there. Cause-effect is a dimension of existence.


SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 2. In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is TO BE.

The concept of “forever” admits neither beginning nor end. The existence is simply there. It is the whole of phenomenon, which means it is continuous, harmonious and consistent.

“God-Universe” of Abrahamic religion and “Theta-Mest” of Scientology are dimensions of the universe similar to the “cause-effect” dimension. Therefore, God and universe are in continuation with each other and so are Theta and MEST. They are not separate or independent of each other.

KHTK FACTOR # 2: Existence is simply being. It has neither a beginning nor end.


SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 3. The first action of beingness is to assume a viewpoint.

Viewpoint is a frame of reference. It is a natural aspect of existence. For example, there is a universal viewpoint associated with the universe. From this universal viewpoint the universal beingness can be seen as it is.

As the viewpoint narrows it cannot see the whole of universal beingness. Its narrow perspective misses the full comprehension of what is there. What is not understood is simply “explained away”.

The human beingness is capable of assuming any viewpoint from very narrow to as broad as the universal viewpoint.

KHTK FACTOR # 3: Viewpoint is a natural aspect of existence.


SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 4. The second action of beingness is to extend from the viewpoint, points to view, which are dimension points.

The universal beingness has infinity of dimensions, where each dimension extends as a scale into infinity in either direction. Each scale thus contains infinity of points to view. These are dimension points.

The universal beingness may be viewed as a matrix of infinite dimensions, and dimension points as the nodes of this matrix. This means that a dimension point may be common to many dimensions.

KHTK FACTOR # 4: Existence provides infinite dimension points to view.


SCIENTOLOGY FACTOR # 5. Thus, there is space created, for the definition of space is: viewpoint of dimension. And the purpose of a dimension point is space and a point of view.

Hubbard implies that space is the perspective one has of what is there. But, in general, space is the extent of something. “Empty space” is empty of matter only; it is not empty of energy. Overall space is the extents of the infinite dimensions of the universe.

KHTK FACTOR # 5: Space is the extent of existence.


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