KHTK Glossary (Metaphysics)

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This is the KHTK Glossary. You can find out more about KHTK at What is KHTK? This glossary is to be used with Subject Clearing.


Key Concepts

  1. Unknowable and Postulates



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  1. Origin: “to wander, deviate.” Aberration is mental irregularity or disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature; lapse from a sound mental state.”
  2. (Scientology) According to Hubbard, aberration is any deviation or departure from rationality. Aberration is used in dianetics to refer to psychoses, neuroses, compulsions and repressions of all kinds and classifications.
  3. (Scientology) “When an individual is acting contrary to survival of himself, his group, progeny, race, mankind, or life he can be considered to be unintelligent, uninformed or aberrated.” 
  4. All aberrations arise from unassimilated impressions called facsimiles.
  5. An aberration manifests itself as a fixation that prevents one from seeing things as they are.

Origin: “to have, hold.” To have necessary power, skill, resources, or qualifications.

Origin: “free, unrestricted, unconditioned.” Absolute means free from imperfection, restriction or limitation. The presence of unknowable means that  nothing is absolute in this universe. Everything is relative, conditioned and impermanent. There is no unchanging, everlasting, absolute substance like Self, Soul, or Ātman within or without. To think that you will live forever as a being is an anomaly.

Aesthetics arises with harmony among dimensions. It translates into the arts.

We may refer to the ZERO of a dimension as the “anchor point” because all other points in the dimension are anchored to it by some unit.

Origin: “irregular.” An anomaly is any violation of the integrity of reality, such as, discontinuity (missing data), inconsistency (contradictory data), or disharmony (arbitrary data).


  1. An arbitrary consists of the assumption or projection made during the assimilation of perceptual elements to maintain continuity, consistency and harmony in the mental matrix. The arbitrariness exists because not all data is known. It generates anomalies when various data is associated. These anomalies show up as doubts and perplexities, which are then resolved by getting more precise data.
  2. Origin: “uncertain, capricious.” Arbitrary is something subjected to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one’s discretion. Example: “an arbitrary decision.


  1. Origin: “made similar”. Assimilation establishes all possible associations among the perceptual elements. Duplicate perceptual elements are merged together. 

An assumption is a postulate that is not fully inconsistent with earlier postulates.


  1. (Wikipedia) Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Attention has also been referred to as the allocation of processing resources.
  2. Attention, when left to itself, generally goes to those areas where the processing of sensory input is slowed or blocked by inconsistencies.
  3. (Scientology) Attention is aberrated by becoming unfixed and sweeping at random or becoming too fixed without sweeping. 


  1. Awareness arises on a gradient from associations among the perceptual elements of the universe as sensations, perceptions and knowingness.
  2. Perception brings about awareness to the degree the perception gets assimilated in rest of the mental matrix. In humans the awareness has different characteristics than in animals because the perceptual elements are much finer. The “aware of being aware” is just a deeper awareness.
  3. The very reason that natural laws work because there is awareness in the universe. Each element of the universe is aware of the elements connected with it. That awareness simply gets concentrated in the human mind.
  4. Awareness is postulated to be the disturbance of ground state. It provides a definition. Awareness, as a disturbance, oscillates between perceiving and recognizing.
  5. Awareness and motion characterize the beginning of the universe.


The basic purpose of humanity is to keep on evolving by resolving anomalies as it comes across them. This is because the humans spearhead the evolution in this universe.

The beginning of something is essentially the postulate, which forms the awareness of that thing. Therefore, the universe began with the manifestation of a starting postulate, which brought the universe into awareness.

A being is a system of flexible but consistent postulates that has the goal of evolving. The power of a being comes from his ability to make all postulates consistent.

Origin: “One.” The Being is not some pure “thing-in-itself” type intellectual concept. The Being is a system of postulates acting as “body-mind-viewpoint.” That part of the system of postulates, which is solidified and more fixed may be called the body. “I” is the nominative singular pronoun, used by the being in referring to itself. “I” may be viewed as the “center of awareness” of the system of postulates called the mind. Therefore, “I” is more like the central viewpoint that continues to evolve during a life cycle.

The beingness is existing-ness. It applies to all dynamics, but we use it  mostly in the context of the first dynamic (self or individuality). An individual, also called a being, is a system of postulates acting as “body-mind-viewpoint.” The power of a being comes from its ability to postulate and to make those postulates consistent.

To be there is to simply exist in one’s environment without reacting to anything. It is to be able to look at anything without any feeling of internal resistance.

Beliefs are postulates that may or may not be consistent with the postulates underlying this universe.

A body is a structure evolved out of postulates, reason and interactions for a certain functionality.

  1. Origin: “person in general.” Body is the physical structure and material substance of a person, animal or plant, living or dead.
  2. The human body is material structure of the identity. It is composed of many different types of cells that together create tissues and subsequently organ systems. It comprises a head, neck, trunk, arms and hands, legs and feet.
  3. See Glossary on PHYSICS.

Body and Mind are not separate or independent of each other. They are part of a single system. This system extends beyond the solid body in the form of invisible electronic and electromagnetic layers. This is similar to the electronic and electromagnetic layers beyond the nucleus of an atom. The nucleus and its layers are all part of the spectrum of substance that is inherently animated.

The animated body-mind system is all that there is. The “I” is the viewpoint of this system. There is no separate soul, or thetan, that goes in and out of the body. In exteriorization, the viewpoint is no longer fixated on the solid body. Its attention moves freely throughout the extents of the body-mind system. There are different degree of exteriorizations. After freeing itself from the fixation on the solid body, it can still be fixated on some idea of “self.”

In death, the body-mind system disintegrates and, in some respects, it becomes part of the body-mind system of the universe. Neither the identity nor the individuality remain. But, then, from the body-mind system of the universe, precipitate new body-mind system with identity and individuality. The new body-mind systems may contain elements of old body-mind systems passed on through DNA.

BRAHMA (Vedas) – A postulated ground state that is beyond definition or awareness.


The ideas of cause and effect come about when a previous manifestation changes into a subsequent manifestation. The idea of “ultimate Cause” applies to the manifestation previous to the universe, which is “unknowable.” Otherwise, cause and effect apply to everything within the universe. It would be nice to think of Eighth Dynamic as “absolute cause” but that appears to be inconsistent, as there are no absolutes.

Substance has inherent motion as well as inherent inertia. The balance of motion and inertia results in a unique speed, such as the “speed of light.” As inertia increases, such as, from light to electron to neutron, the speed decreases. An imperceptible change in inertia seem to result in large perceptible change in speed or motion. All the self-actuated motion of life is, thus, caused by imperceptible shifts in inertia. This is the cause principle underlying the movements of the body as brought about by thought. With evolution, substance has acquired sophisticated structure of body and mind. The mind produces shifts in inertia in the form of thoughts, which then produce all the motion in the body. We may refer to this cause principle as the “inertial drive” of the body. 

NOTE: The Higgs mechanism causes shifts in inertia by moving substance across the boundary of the nucleus in an atom. This will influence the inherent motion of the whole atom in principle. Here we see the interface between physics and metaphysics.

CCH stands for Control, Communication Havingness. These are processes which bring a person into better control of his body, put him into better communication with his surroundings, and increase his ability to have things for himself. They bring him into the present, away from his past problems. 

Starting from the beginning postulate there are successive changes that bring about the evolution of that postulate and awareness.

By charge means the lower emotions of anger, fear, grief or apathy that a case is burdened with. A heavily charged case means a case with a heavy burden of grief due to losses. Broad concept: “load, burden.”

A circuit is a part of mind that behaves as though it were someone or something separate from him and that either talks to him or goes into action of its own accord, and may even, if severe enough, take control of him while it operates. Any circuit is simply a control or nullification “you” phrase which makes the individual compute differently than he ordinarily would and which walls up a certain portion of the analyzer for use against the individual. Broad concept: “to go round, circle.”

A circuit phrase is a “you” phrase. It is a phrase addressed from an exterior “I” to “you.” An example is, “I’ve got to protect you from yourself.” These phrases are received from persons who seek to nullify the independence of judgment of others. 

“The optimum individual; no longer possessed of any engrams. A clear is an individual who, as a result of dianetic therapy, has neither active nor potential psycho-somatic illness or aberration.” (Hubbard). In KHTK, a clear would be a person who is free of anomalies in his thinking and behavior. A gradient clearing takes place throughout a person’s life.

Communication is the interchange of perception through the material universe between organisms or the perception of the material universe by sense channels. More technically, “Communication is the consideration and action of impelling an impulse or particle from source point across a distance to receipt point with the intention of bringing into being at the receipt point a duplication and understanding of that which emanated from the source point.” (Hubbard)

Origin: “something conceived.” A concept is an idea formed by mentally assimilating all the considerations about something.

Origin: “talk together, agreement, situation, mode of being.” Condition is a particular mode of being of a person or thing; existing state; situation with respect to circumstances.

To face without flinching or avoiding.

Origin: “to throw together, form a conclusion.” To conjecture is to form an expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.

Origin: “to know together.” Consciousness is the natural ability of existence to sense and know existence and its oneness. One may postulate that a primary substance emerges from Unknowable, along with the consciousness of its oneness and an impulse to evolve. Any evolution, therefore, occurs with the continuity, consistency and harmony of oneness. As the primary substance evolves into thought, energy and matter; consciousness evolves into simple reactions, complex associations and sophisticated intelligence. 

This consciousness is weak in inanimate objects, greater in animate organisms, and the greatest in the humankind. The ultimate consciousness that we visualize as “God and the Garden of Eden” is yet to evolve in future. It is possible that, over millennia, some individuals may have realized the ultimate consciousness; but the universe as a whole, including humankind, has yet to evolve to that state. Consciousness is the result of assimilation of the mental matrix. The finer is the assimilation, the greater is the consciousness.

Origin: “to examine.” To consider is to examine what is there and give it a shape through visualization. A consideration is the shape given as a structure of associations. The moment something is triggered by the unknowable, it is defined in the mind by considerations.

The key characteristic of existence is that it is consistent because only consistency provides a firm ground to build upon. Inconsistency indicates, that you are visualizing something, which is not consistent with what is there.

Control is the ability to predict the change based on the knowledge of the natural laws. 

Origin: “to make.” The ability to create is the ability to visualize something original that is also consistent.

In creative processing, a person deliberately creates his own reality by envisioning it little by little on a gradient. He thus comes across anomalies with respect to the “universe” in this process. However the process suggests that one should push to imagine one’s own reality despite any alternate reality. A resolution may occur only when the person realizes that the “alternative reality” wasn’t the reality of the universe, but it was his own misunderstanding due to confusion or conditioning.

A cycle is something that repeats. Begin-Change-End is the most basic cycle. A cycle can be viewed only from a viewpoint independent of that cycle. Thus, we can see cycles within the universe of which we are not a part. Since we are not independent of the universe; we may only speculate on the cycle of the universe. We cannot say if the universe has a beginning or an end. For us, the universe begins with awareness, and ends in non-awareness. 


In a debate, each participant is trying to make oneself right and the other person wrong. Very seldom inroads are made into knowledge through debate. A debate is ego driven, and usually ends up in conflicts.

Dharma literally means, “the Law of Being.” Dharma is that which is established or firm, steadfast decree, statute, ordinance, law.” For example, the “Dharma” of the sun is to shine and give warmth. Dharma is virtue, morality, religion, religious merit, good works. It is the law, doctrine and the ethical precepts of Buddhism.

Dianetics is a subject researched and developed by L. Ron Hubbard, which was published in 1950 in the book: DIANETICS: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Hubbard says, “Dianetics consists of discovering the aberration in the individual, finding the physically painful experience which corresponds to it, and placing the data therein contained at the disposal of the analytical mind.” Broad concept: “through mind.”

The actual discovery of Dianetics is that the mind is capable of recording the details of events, such as, severe injury, delirium, or surgical anesthesia, while the person appears to be unconscious. These recorded impressions stay below the consciousness of a person and they affect his mind adversely. These impressions may only be removed by bringing them up to awareness.

Buddha (500 BC) knew of these impressions as “samskāra,” and he taught “mindfulness meditation” to help remove their adverse effects. In Dianetics, these impressions are called facsimiles and a trained practitioner, called “auditor,” applies dianetic techniques to a person to handle them. 

dimension represents a continuously varying characteristic, such as, distance and temperature. The universe is made of an infinity of dimensions. A dimension can be plotted mathematically on a scale. A dimensional scale extends in two opposite directions, such as, East-West, hot-cold, etc. 

A directed process simply provides some assistance to a person in looking, with the proviso that the process does not imply that there must be something to be found in that direction. The directed process constrains free association to that direction.

A discussion is very different from a debate. Here the participants are teaming up together against ignorance. Inroads are often made into knowledge through discussion.

Those who have forced a person to do exactly what they desired with the mechanism of recrimination and denial of friendship or support unless instant compliance takes place. It seeks by anger and outright criticism, accusations, and other mechanisms to pound one into submission by making him less.

Duality means a dual state or quality, such as, hot-cold and good-evil. A duality is formed from the two opposite ends of a dimension. To see duality simply as two opposite items omits seeing the continuity of the dimension between them. That is an anomaly. See DIMENSION.

DYNAMICS are the divisions of life into (1) self (2) sex and the future generation (3) the groups small and large (4) mankind (5) all life (6) the physical universe (7) The spiritual universe (8) the Supreme Being. KHTK looks at these dynamics to be the subdivisions of the postulates underlying this universe. The eighth dynamic comprises of the earliest postulates. The evolution of postulates gives us the dynamics seven to one. Therefore, the first dynamic comprises of the latest postulates.


That which is brought into existence, taken out of existence, known or not-known is called an effect.


  1. Ego is an identity with an introverted and fixed viewpoint.
  2. The ego is the awareness of oneself.
  3. Origin: “I, conscious self.” The ‘I’ or self of any person; a person as thinking, feeling, and willing, and distinguishing itself from the selves of others and from objects of its thought.


  1. Origin: “I, self-centered.” Egotism is excessive and objectionable reference to oneself in conversation or writing; conceit; boastfulness.
  2. Egotism arises when “I” identifies itself with something and gets fixated on it.

The Eighth dynamic is the continuous transition from unknowable to knowable through the solving of anomalies. This brings about a continual sense of ecstasy.

You know the universe of things only through your postulates. Therefore, emptiness shall be absence of all postulates.

If there is a beginning, then there also must be an end. A manifestation began with a postulate. It ends when its basis, the starting postulate, is fully realized. At that point there may be either a new staring postulate, or simply non-awareness. At the end of the universe there is either the beginning of a new universe, or there is simply non-awareness.

Energy is the changeability of the beingness. That means what is being is changing continually. See Glossary on PHYSICS.

Engrams are traumatic impressions of shock, and injury that did not get assimilated. Upon key-in, an engram manifests through aberrations and psychosomatic illnesses. Since an engram is not assimilated it cannot be perceived. It lies outside of consciousness.

[From regular dictionary] Broad concept: “Something written within.”


  1. To evolve is to develop gradually. The cycles in this universe lead to evolution from simple to more complex and sophisticated. There is evolution from inanimate objects to self-animated organism. The self-animated organism evolve from the vegetable and the animal kingdoms to humans. The peak of this evolution is the human kind. The deep awareness appears only at the level of humans in the form of knowingness.
  2. Evolution means improvement of form. This means death of the existing form and birth of a better form. Evolution is not limited to Charles Darwin’s theory. The universe has been evolving since the so-called Big Bang. Fixation on survival has led to the desire for the permanence of an existing form. This is an anomaly.
  3. Origin: “rolling out, unfolding.” Any process of formation or growth; development. Example: “the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane.

To develop gradually to a different adaptive state or condition.


  1. Any thing that can be sensed and perceived has existence. It is part of the universe.
  2. Existence is everything that is manifested. There is no existence that is not manifested. Anything that is manifested is capable of being perceived.
  3. Conjectures about existence are manifested as conjectures. They exist. Anything, whether physical or not, when manifested exists.
  4. Existence consists of matter, energy, space, time and thought.
  5. The key characteristic of existence is that it is consistent because only consistency provides a firm ground to build upon. Inconsistency indicates, that you are visualizing something, which is not consistent with what is there.


  1. Experience is observation of some thing or some event gained through involvement in or exposure to that thing or event.
  2. Experiencing is a deeper form of looking. It is looking at the feelings, emotions, sensations and efforts arising in the mind and felt in the body. These are flows that outpour or discharge when not resisted.
  3. New experiences are received as sensations through the sense organs. These sensations are broken down into perceptual elements as far as possible in real time and then assimilated in the mental matrix. The process of breaking them down further into finer elements and assimilating them more deeply, continues with later contemplation. 

Origin: “to try, test.” To experiment is to try or test, especially in order to discover or prove something.


A facsimile is a recording of the sensations from sense organs that has not been and assimilated in the mental matrix. They continue as unassimilated impressions. Examples of facsimiles are engrams, secondaries and locks. The mind is not aware of these facsimiles to the degree they are not assimilated. The unassimilated data of a facsimile may get inserted in a circuit and cause irrational thinking and adverse effects on the body. The solution lies in finding and assimilating the facsimile.

[From regular dictionary] Broad concept: “make similar” Definition: “an exact copy, as of a book, painting, or manuscript.”

Origin: “a making visible, display.” Fantasy is basically imagination, especially when extravagant and unrestrained. It is a visualization of desired scenarios and conditions. Fantasy is essential to bringing about a new and improved reality. All progress in science and humanities has come about as a result of fantasies. 

In free association one looks at the mind without interfering with it. Attention may flip from place to place; but as one keeps looking non-judgmentally without resistance, a pattern may emerge. As one keeps looking, the pattern may reveal some inconsistency. Such free association is non-verbal.

Freedom is not something arbitrary. One is always bound by one’s own assumptions and fixed ideas. Optimum freedom is tied with being consistent with the postulates underlying this universe. In Christianity, freedom comes from being consistent with Christian morals. In America, freedom comes from being consistent with the American Constitution.

Free Will is the flexibility of postulating and projecting to make sense of what is there.


Conflicting postulates are called a game. The purpose of the game is to evolve by resolving the conflict. But due to fixation of the viewpoint on postulates, the games tend to reduce one’s ability to postulate.

The Genetic Entity (GE) mentioned in Scientology is the programming carried forward by the DNA molecules from its earliest moments along the evolutionary line. This programming is not assimilated in the mental matrix. It is the same kind of impressions, which are referred to in Buddhism as SAMSKARAS .

Goal is the prime intention or postulate.

A goal is the basic purpose inherent to an object, activity or terminal. It can be corrupted by artificially imposing another goal.

Origin: “To call, invoke.” God is the ability to postulate and the ultimate system resulting from it.

God is the Unknowable that we are trying to know. What we know becomes part of this universe. The system of postulates underlying this universe would amount to the knowable aspect of God.

We may say that this universe is a manifestation of God. We see this universe as infinite; so, we call God to be infinite. We find this universe to be everywhere; so, we say that God is everywhere. Thus, we assign the attributes of the universe to the knowable aspect of God. But God is everything that we understand as the universe and more.

When we say, “God is One,” it means that there are no separate “universes.” The physical and spiritual “universes” are actually integrated. They form the physical and spiritual dimensions of this universe. Because of this integration, all dimensions of this universe are continuous, consistent and harmonious with each other.

The universe is as pure as God. Any impurity lies only in our minds, and it can be purified.

The ground state has no awareness and no definition (see UNKNOWABLE). The definition comes with awareness.


Havingness is the feeling that one owns or possesses. It is being fully in touch with the present environment.

[From regular dictionary] Broad concept: “earthly beings.” Definition: “of, pertaining to, characteristic of, or having the nature of people.” Example: “human frailty.”

Hypnotism describes a very vulnerable state in which the guarding mechanisms of the mind are bypassed. In this state, the attention is narrow and focused like a laser beam. It leaves the awareness of present time altogether to focus on some past event of life. It is, therefore, able to penetrate and re-live past moments but with no perspective from the present. No memory of this enactment of the past remains when the person comes out of the hypnotic state. During this hypnotic state, “conclusions” may also be inserted, which, then, influence the thinking activity of the person without any memory of it later.



An identity is the set of postulates that one is identifying with.

  1. Origin: “same, always being itself.” When self ascertains what it is, it acquires an identity. Identity is condition that identifies something. In humans, identity is the character as to who a person is, and the qualities, beliefs, etc., that distinguish that person. 
  2. An identity is made up of those characteristic of a person that remain the same throughout the life cycle. It distinguishes the person from others.
  3. Origin: “same, always being itself, individuality.” Condition or character as to who a person or what a thing is; the qualities, beliefs, etc., that distinguish or identify a person or thing. Example: “a case of mistaken identity; a male gender identity; immigrants with strong ethnic identities.
  4. The discrete aspect of a person identified as the body and mind.
  5. The identity is the mind-body system that helps evolve the general consciousness. The identity terminates at the end of the life cycle but the consciousness continues. A new life cycle has a new identity but it inherits general consciousness.

“It is a useful and positive principle that whatever confronts or contests the analytical mind of the preclear will also confront and contest the analytical mind of the auditor. When the auditor is acting as the analytical mind of the preclear, whatever emotion or antagonism is directed towards him is the emotion or antagonism which is directed by the reactive mind toward the preclear’s own analytical mind. If a preclear cannot hear what people are saying in his engrams, he has another engram about “can’t hear.” If he cannot feel anything in his engram, it is because he has an engram about “can’t feel.” If he cannot see, he has an engram about not being able to see, and so forth. If he cannot return, he has an engram about going back, or returning to childhood, or some such thing. If he is doubtful and skeptical about what is happening or what has happened to him, it is because he has an engram about being doubtful and skeptical. If he is antagonistic, his reactive mind contains a great deal of antagonism. If he is self-conscious or embarrassed, it is because his reactive mind contains self-consciousness or embarrassment. If he insists on maintaining his own control, refusing to do what the auditor tells him to do (although he is returned), it is because he has an engram about self-control, and so forth and so on. This is identity thought, and is used in diagnosis.” [DTOT, Chapter: DIAGNOSIS]


  1. Origin: “not die.” Immortality means undying condition or unending life.
  2. Immortality refers to those aspects of a person that are not subject to death and continue forever. Consciousness is such an aspect but person’s identity or individuality are not. Certain impressions may survive some life cycles, but they die out eventually. Man is always trying to penetrate mysteries and solve problems to know what is there. Man’s goal is the immortality of consciousness and not the immortality of identity or individuality. There is no immortal soul or thetan; but there is immortal consciousness.

A memory impression in the mind is made of associations that are relatively fixed. These are perceptual elements that are only partially assimilated. Upon full assimilation they have the fluidity of knowledge.  

An inconsistency is a variance between the way something appears and the harmony that should be there. It is hidden under unreal beliefs and strange rituals. A doubt, uncertainty, confusion, contradiction, dissonance, conflict, etc., all point to some inconsistency. Resolution of inconsistencies leads back to a natural equilibrium.

A person in an insane asylum is as much an individual as a normal person in the society. They are different only in terms of the “postulates” they are holding on to. Each individual is essentially a “system of postulates.” A person has a right to his sanity. A person is as sane as his postulates are consistent with the postulates underlying this universe. 

An individuality is the unique set of postulates that defines one.

  1. The individuality of a person is part of his identity as it distinguishes him from others of his kind. Individuality is determined by the uniqueness of the mental matrix.
  2. (Scientology) According to Hubbard, an individual is a collection of “memories,” and the individuality depends on facsimiles.
  3. Origin: “not divisible.” The particular character, or aggregate of qualities, that distinguishes one person or thing from others; sole and personal nature. Example: “a person of marked individuality.



  1. To justify is to present reason or excuse for something done.
  2. Scientology) “explaining away the most flagrant 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.”


A key word is a label given to a well-defined concept.

KHTK is a system of philosophy that is developed through the use of Subject clearing. KHTK aims at discovering the consistent set of postulates that underlies the universe. The acronym “KHTK” was created from the phrase “Knowing How To Know.”

Origin: “be able to.” To know is to apprehend clearly and with certainty. One can only know what is manifested. One may only speculate upon what is not manifested.

A postulate becomes knowable when it is manifested. Therefore, knowable is something manifested that can be further defined. 

Origin: “to know how, be able to” To know is to perceive or understand as fact or truth; to apprehend clearly and with certainty. Knowingness comes about as perception get assimilated and evolve into deep understanding. Here we have extremely sophisticated associations of the elements of the universe.

As far as our knowledge is concerned we can only know what we consider. We can never know what lies apart from these considerations.

  1. Origin: “to know.” Knowledge is acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation.
  2. All knowledge should be consistent, regardless of where it comes from. If there are any inconsistencies then they need to be investigated.

When something is manifested, one can look at it and know it. One can only know what is manifested. One may only speculate upon what is not manifested.


A life cycle is the cycle of a life unit from birth to death. That life unit is defined by its identity and individuality. The evolution of consciousness is a product of life unit that continues on through life cycles.

[From regular dictionary] Broad concept (life): “body (aliveness).” Broad concept (cycle): “circle, wheel.” 

Origin: “Of speech or reason.” The continuity, consistency and harmony in the dimension of thought provides the sense of logic. Logic is a study of associations. Associations are logical when they can be assimilated into a consistent whole. The mind naturally follows logic unless interfered with. Logic may be reduced to a system or principles of reasoning. 

Origin: “a word, saying, speech, discourse, thought, proportion, ratio, reckoning.” In philosophy, Logos is the rational principle that governs and develops the universe. In Christian Theology, Logos is the divine word or reason incarnate in Jesus Christ.

From Subject Clearing, the earliest impulse is “to evolve.” This impulse uses the power “to consider.” This power is used to postulate a reality that is consistent throughout. It is this reality, which then continues to evolve. And we get a dynamic universe.


  1. To look is to direct one’s attention to become aware of what is there. Looking is not just seeing; it means “perceiving what the senses have presented”. See Introduction to Looking.
  2. Looking means to observe and recognize things for what they are. Looking does not involve thinking. Accurate perception requires the elimination of inconsistencies through unstacking of unassimilated impressions.
  3. Looking is the use of sense organs (eye, ear, nose, tongue, body and mind) to observe and experience what is there.
  4. In looking, we spot physical and mental objects, just as they are, without associating them with each other.
  5. The only thing that can be said about looking is that to look one must be willing to be there and face things without flinching or avoiding. If you cannot be there then you cannot look and experience.



  1. Origin: “detected in the act, evident, visible.” A manifestation is something readily perceived by the eye or the understanding; It is something evident; obvious; apparent; plain.
  2. A manifestation starts as a visualization. This visualization may be a speculation, which upon assimilation becomes a consideration. The consideration may be objectified as sensation, perception or knowledge.
  3. We become aware of the universe upon its manifestation.
  4. A manifestation is brought about through visualization. Anything that can be perceived is manifested.
  5. A manifestation consists of beingness and awareness.

A matrix is made up of nodes where each node is in some relationship with every other node. The physical universe is made up of objects where each object is related to every other object by distance, gravity, etc. These objects are the nodes of the matrix of the physical universe. Being a reflection of the universe, the mind is also a matrix made up of nodes that are perception of objects.


  1. Matter is the solidity of the beingness. That means what is being is staying fixed.
  2. See Glossary on Physics


  1. To meditate is to engage in deep and serious looking. It suggests focusing the attention on a subject from every point of view, to understand all its sides and relations. Thus, the process of meditation involves viewing something thoroughly. The end product of meditation is to perceive something for what it truly is.
  2. Meditation is the process of looking, not thinking. Thinking is often used to avoid looking at things to such a degree that it degenerates into a never-ending “figure-figure.” In meditation one simply looks. If there is any thinking at all, it is to find out where to look.

When recalled, perceptual elements come together per their time stamps to generate the memory. Memory operates in the background to support computations. Memory does not consist of readymade recordings stored in the mind. 

  1. Origin: “remembering.” Memory is the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.
  2. A memory is essentially a visualization extrapolated from current and undigested perception, experience, information, hypothesis, theory, principles, axioms, and self.


  1. Origin of matrix: “womb”. The mind is essentially a multi-dimensional, complex matrix of perceptual elements accumulated over its existence. The mental matrix provides a copy of the universe based on one’s exposure to it. The more sophisticated are the perceptual elements within the mental matrix, the clearer is the awareness of the universe.
  2. The configuration of perceptual elements associated with an identity

The mental objects are memories, thoughts, and feelings triggered by incoming perceptual elements.

MEST is a word formed from the initial letters of Matter, Energy, Space and Time. It represents the physical universe. The substance of the universe consists of matter and energy where matter is the condensed form of energy. The extents of the substance of the universe denote Space. The duration of this substance of the universe denote Time. MEST is any and all arrangements of the substance of the universe whether in energy or material form. We perceive MEST through our senses.


  1. The main function of the mind is to resolve anomalies. Presence of too many unresolved anomalies reduce the capability of the mind to think and resolve problems. Normally, the mind perceives the environment, and directs the body to execute internal maintenance and perform external activity. 
  2. Origin: “think, remember.” The element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc. Example: “the processes of the human mind.” 
  3. See MENTAL MATRIX. The mind is considered a sense organ, like the eye or the ear.

Mindfulness is observing things as they are, with full awareness of one’s assumptions. No past ideas and learning in the area of doubt and perplexity are sacrosanct (meaning so “sacred” that you cannot question them).

There are proponents of “multiverses” who think that there are many universes. The Matrix Model looks at these “multiverses” as part of a single large Universe.

Origin: “secret rites, to initiate.” A mystery is anything unexplained or unknown. It is basically an inconsistency of a gap. It is an unknown consideration.


“Neti neti” is a Vedic process to locate THAT which is not an outcome of your postulate or consideration.

Nirvana is not some fixed idea like “I am one with the universe.” Nirvana is full understanding of the postulates underlying this universe, so that one may postulate newly.

  1. Nirvana would simply mean absence of hidden considerations even at the deepest level. It would mean total command over oneself.

Nothing is absence of any manifestation or awareness. From the end of a cycle till the beginning of the next cycle nothing is manifested.

Origin: “a thing being perceived.” In Kantianism, noumenon is something that can be the object only of a purely intellectual, nonsensuous intuition. It is a thing in itself, as distinguished from a phenomenon or thing as it appears. It is the basis of phenomenon that is experienced, but noumenon itself is inaccessible to experience. Noumenon may also be understood as a fundamental postulate.

Null represents the absence of everything. For example, when there are values presented on a scale, null would mean the absence of the whole scale itself. See ZERO.


Origin: “something thrown down or presented (to the mind).” Objective refers to observation that has no alteration or impurity added to it. We observe the universe through our senses. Since we don’t know what is beyond our senses, we cannot say that just by the fact of observation we are altering it. Any alteration or impurity can be determined only after the fact of observation. This is done by noticing discontinuities, inconsistencies and disharmonies and eliminating them. Thus, objectivity is the property of continuity, consistency and harmony in what is observed. Objectivity is ONENESS.


  1. Origin: “to watch, regard, attend to.” To observe is to regard with attention, especially so as to see or learn something. You can observe only that which has impact on your senses.
  2. Observation is the activity of receiving knowledge of the outside world through the senses.

The principle (attributed to William of Occam) that in explaining a thing no more assumptions should be made than are necessary. The principle is often invoked when solving problems. It generally recommends selecting from among competing hypotheses the one that makes the fewest new postulates. 

Oneness means that the universe is continuous, consistent and harmonious.

The whole purpose of the living mind-body organisms is to speed up the evolution of the universe by bringing changes to its immediate environment. As the chaos in the environment impresses itself upon the mind through perceptions, the mind assimilates them in its refined perceptual matrix, thus converting their chaos into order. This generates impulses that motivate the body to implement order in the environment. Thus we have a continuous cycle, which operates from the environment through the mind-body system back on the environment, thus converting chaos into order. This explains the role of living organisms in the universe.


Paramātman is the ultimate consciousness to which all jivātmans converge upon expansion. Selflessness is the attribute of Paramatman, because all personality/individuality vanishes at this level. Broad concept: “supreme atman or consciousness.” Definition: “the Supreme Spirit.” 

Perception of past gets its meaning from the pattern of the perceptual elements that have the same time stamp of a past moment.

Origin: “to lay hold of, grasp”. To perceive is to become aware of, know, or identify by means of the senses.


  1. Origin: “a taking in.” Perception is the organization and interpretation of the neural signals to make sense out of the world. A perception is made up of a lot of perceptual elements, just like a computer image is made up of a lot of pixels.
  2. Perceptions come about as the perceptual elements from incoming sensations continually get assimilated with each other. Thus, sensations get increasingly defined through complex and sophisticated associations and become perceptions.


  1. A perceptual element is an element of a universal matrix. It itself is composed of a matrix of finer perceptual elements. This is a recursive concept. All perceptual elements are related to each other in a continuous, consistent, and harmonious manner.
  2. A perceptual element is an association generated from the relationships in the universe. In humans the perceptual elements are much finer than in the animals. Therefore, the character of awareness in humans is also very different compared to animals.
  3. Sensations break down into perceptual elements for the purpose of assimilation into the mental matrix. A perceptual element is identified by its characteristics and a time stamp of when it was received. 
  4. Perceptual elements carry the mental impressions of the environment.

The physical objects result from the assimilation of coming perceptual elements from the senses of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch.

A postulate is a self-created truth based on which further reasoning is done. The purpose of postulate is to give form to the unknowable to fill the gaps in the knowable. These postulates, and the reasoning based on them, must be consistent to become part of the real universe. The inconsistencies drop out sooner and later. Everything that we know is based on some system of postulates.

Postulate processing addresses the postulates and resolves anomalies in the self-determined thought itself. It asks a person to look at his postulates and change them.

Perception of the present gets its meaning from the pattern of the perceptual elements continually being generated from the assimilation of sensations entering the mind.

A present time problem is a problem that exists in present time, in a real universe. 

A problem is the conflict arising from one thing versus another thing. You’ve got two postulates, two intentions, two forces or two ideas of comparable magnitude that are interlocked. It results in indecision that persists through time. It cannot be resolved easily.

“[Psychosomatic illness is] the physical manifestations of mental aberration.” (~ Hubbard).

[From regular dictionary] Broad concept (psyche): “breath, spirit.” Broad concept (soma): “body.” Definition: “of or relating to a physical disorder that is caused by or notably influenced by emotional factors.”



Real is anything that is manifested and which exists. It could be matter, energy, thought, speculation or assumption. If it is manifested, it is real.

The philosophical system called realism focuses on spotting the inconsistencies in reality at the thought level.

Origin: “actual, having physical existence.” Reality is the system of postulates that we have inherited and continue to build upon. Our reality defines the universe for us. 


  1. Origin: “Ratio.” A reason is an explanation of a situation or circumstance which made certain results seem possible or appropriate.
  2. To reason is to form conclusions, judgments, or inferences from facts or premises.
  3. Reasoning is generating patterns in mental matrix that are continuous consistent and harmonious (have no anomalies), to resolve inconsistencies.

If one cannot recall a specific memory, then it is quite possible that the memory has been fully assimilated into knowledge; and it would have to be reconstructed carefully for the time under consideration. But it is also possible that a lack of assimilation elsewhere is preventing the recall of this time.

ORIGIN: “to bind, tie”. Theistic or atheistic: all religions are simply describing the same God differently. Buddha’s stand was “no permanent self”. India’s all-pervading cosmic spirit (God) is the ultimate system of postulates that is flexible but consistent. The individual self of Semitic religions is a unique system of postulates. The individual self can approach God only by realizing that its own system of postulates can be flexible while consistent. So, there is no inconsistency among the major religions. As far as postulates themselves are concerned, they are infinite in variety and combinations. Morality comes from the consistency of the postulates, while they are being flexible. Nothing is arbitrary or separate.

Rudiments are initial actions that handle distractions right now in present time so that a session may proceed.


Samskara are mental impressions that give rise to conditioned response. When these impressions are fully assimilated, then they gives rise to rational response or dharma (dhamma).

Consciousness may be plotted on a scale that extends from mystery to knowingness in the following sequence: not-Knowingness (Mystery), Sexingness, Eatingness, Symbolizingness, Thinkingness, Effortingness, Emotingness, Lookingness, Knowingness.


  1. Origin: “to know.” Science is systematic knowledge of the physical or material world gained through observation and experimentation.
  2. Science is a study of manifestations. The primary manifestation seems to have the aspects of energy and matter. The secondary manifestation seems to be space and time. Science presupposes SOMETHING to be there. Science cannot describe the beginning of universe as long as it presupposes SOMETHING to exist before the beginning.

Self is basically a system of postulates. It is the central core of the mind. It provides the sense of individuality. See POSTULATE.

Self-determinism has to do with the ability to resolve anomalies (discontinuities, inconsistencies and disharmonies). This ability is reduced by fixation as represented by possession of objects and use of force.


  1. Sensations are basically reactions based on relationship and contact. In humans, the sensations are outcome of interactions between the faculties of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch, and the environment. Sensations may be thought of as made of perceptual elements.
  2. Sensation is the output from the senses upon stimulation by something outside or inside the body.


  1. Origin: “to feel”. At the most basic level, to sense is to have a contact and subsequent reaction. A contact occurs because there is some relationship. All the laws of nature come about because the elements of the universe are able to sense each other. As life evolves the activity of “sensing” becomes more complex. In humans, “sensing” involves the faculties of sight, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. 
  2. Senses are any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which the stimuli originating from outside or inside the body is perceived. These faculties are most pronounced at human level. They are there at animal level too; but they are lesser and lesser pronounced at the levels of insects, vegetable kingdom and inanimate things.

A session is a period of time devoted to the attainment of a definite objective, such as, improvement of the conditions in one’s life.

The Seventh dynamic is the key characteristic of ONENESS of the system of postulates generated to understand the Eighth Dynamic. This characteristic of ONENESS underlies the knowable universe.

Sin is basically an action which one knows to be wrong. It is an action that goes against one’s self-determinism. One would never commit such an action. But when one is not allowed to be self-determined, and one’s thinking is determined by others, then that natural understanding of wrongness is missing. It is replaced by a feeling of unease at the back of one’s mind. The feeling of uneasiness evaporates when one takes a self-determined look at the conflict surrounding one’s actions.

Something is a manifestation and awareness. It is always manifested as a cycle because it has a beginning and an end. 


  1. The soul identifies the person apart from the body. It is part of the person’s identity (the body-mind system), and subject to the life cycle.
  2. Origin: “quick-moving” Soul is the spiritual part of humans regarded in its moral aspect, or as believed to survive death and be subject to happiness or misery in a life to come. 

Space is a dimension on which the extents of substance may be plotted. Therefore, space describes the form of the substance. Physics conceives of space without substance, which is a pure abstraction only. In reality, there is no space without substance.


  1. Origin: “to watch over, explore“. There is always some speculation in thinking, but thinking reduces to speculation only, when possibilities are entertained that do not have firm basis.
  2. When you speculate on the nature of NOTHING in a consistent manner, you get a universe.


  1. The spirit animates the body-mind system just like electricity animates a computer and machinery. The spirit is part of the body-mind system.
  2. Origin: “breath.” The principle of conscious life; the vital principle in humans, animating the body or mediating between body and soul.

Origin: “haystack.” Stack is a more or less orderly pile or heap. Perceptions, memories and visualizations may get suppressed and get stacked up, waiting to be inspected and released.

No matter how rational a system of philosophy might appear, if the starting postulate is inconsistent, the whole philosophical system would ultimately become unsustainable. The starting postulate for the Universe shall express the broadest view of the universe. The starting postulates, such as, “uncaused cause,” and “unmoved mover” are inconsistent in themselves. Therefore, the philosophical systems based on such postulates have become unsustainable in spite of all the effort to make them appear rational.

Static is neither MEST nor motion. Static is the ability to postulate. It is the very characteristic that defines theta.

Static-kinetic is a duality. The kinetic is pegged around static. For example, a confusion is “kinetic” that is pegged around the “static” of a stable datum. To bring the confusion under control one simply needs to establish a stable datum. The ultimate stable datum on the Dynamics is ONENESS, which is applied to the system of postulates. In Scientology, the ultimate stable datum is STATIC, which is defined as “an actuality of no mass, no wave-length, no position in space or relation in time, but with the quality of creating or destroying mass or energy, locating itself or creating space, and of re-relating time.” 

Subject Clearing is a methodology to bring clarity to the mind on a subject by removing unnecessary assumptions and distortions present with respect to that subject. It does that by examining key definitions in that subject for anomalies and resolving them. The task of Subject Clearing is to recover the earliest postulates in a subject and making a clean statement of them.

Origin: “submissive to a ruler.” Subjectivity refers to the alteration or impurity added by the observer to what is observed. Postulating the unknowable in the mind does not make it subjective. In philosophical terms, bringing the unknowable to knowable is not an alteration or “adding impurity” because you don’t know what was there before. When we look at the postulated universe, the added impurities or alterations become visible as discontinuities, inconsistencies, and disharmonies. This is because THE UNIVERSE IS SCIENTIFICALLY POSTULATED AS CONTINUOUS, CONSISTENT AND HARMONIOUS. In other words, the universe is postulated as One.

Origin: “That which stands under.” A substance is anything substantial enough to be sensed. We know matter to be substance. But we can sense light; therefore light also is a substance. We can sense thought, so thought too is a substance. There exists a Spectrum of Substance. See Glossary on Physics.

Origin: “to press down.” To suppress is to prevent the development, action, or expression of; restrain.

Hubbard says, “The dynamic principle of existence is Survive. At the opposite end of the spectrum of existence is Succumb.” However, a person is surviving through a life cycle with the natural goal to evolve in consciousness. The survival of the person ceases at the end of the life cycle, but the consciousness continues. The universe has been evolving and not just surviving.

[From regular dictionary] Broad concept: “full of life, lively.” Definition: “to continue to live or exist.” Example: “Few survived after the holocaust.” 


A theory boils down to a STARTING POSTULATE from which other postulates come about. And all these postulates are well-knitted together into a consistent whole.

Theta may be said to be the ability to postulate that evolves into postulates, considerations, viewpoint, motivation, life, and so on. Theta is “thought substance” just like MEST is “physical substance.” Theta and MEST are distinct dimensions that are integrated together as life. All activities of life are Theta and MEST operating together.

MEST is the outcome of our perception. The perception is enturbulated to the degree anomalies are present. We may call this state “enturbulated theta” or “entheta.” There is a scale from pure theta to complete entheta that applies to our perception. This is represented by the Know-to-Mystery scale.

A Thetan is the beingness aspect of a person. Fundamentally, a thetan is a system of postulates that appears as the source of life and life itself. The thetan exists in the dimension of theta. It is aware of being aware. That awareness comes from its system of postulates. The thetan is the individuality that manifests itself through the body. It is not something physical that can exist apart from the body. After death, thetan exists in an inactive state as impressions upon the person’s DNA. In active state in a body, the thetan can also mock up identities for itself.

A thetan is a system of postulates with a will.


  1. Thinking is postulating and interjecting to make sense out of what is there. Thinking starts with making considerations.
  2. Thinking is the dynamic association of perceptual elements of the mental matrix in the pattern needed to resolve some need. This process involves the comparisons of the elements to select them for such association. Conclusions are reached when the pattern is complete.

Origin: “to know.” Thought is an extremely light substance that has extremely fast motion. In the dimension of thought we have postulates, considerations, axioms, principles, theories, hypotheses, data, concepts, ideas, experiences, perceptions and sensations. The changing balance of thought and matter produces all the activity of this universe. The most evolved form of thought is a system of completely flexible but consistent postulates. When thought gets fixated, the active balance of thought and matter is lost, and the activity reduces into a stimulus-response reaction.


  1. Time denotes the persistence of the beingness and the successive changes it undergoes. That means what is being is existing and evolving. 
  2. Time is an inherent characteristic of a cycle. It implies the persistence of the cycle from beginning to end, whether it is desire, beingness, or awareness.
  3. Time provides duration to the manifestation. This duration is made up of all the successive changes that the manifestation goes through from beginning to end. 

Time stamp is the sense of successive occurrence coded in the perceptual elements.

The time track is the sense of relative occurrence.

The sensations of trauma come in so fast that they are difficult to break down and assimilate in real time. Therefore, the real time perception of a trauma is very poor. It is perceived primarily as pain, and its impression is retained as a literal recording. They just have superficial connections with rest of the matrix. Injuries of the body may heal, but the mental trauma is not healed until its impression can be broken down and assimilated with later contemplation.

[From regular dictionary] Broad concept: “wound.” Definition: “A body wound or shock produced by sudden physical injury, as from violence or accident. An experience that produces psychological injury or pain.” 

Origin: “fidelity.” Truth is seeing things as they are. Truth has to do with “consistency”. Truth is seeing that the two seemingly opposite items are two ends of the same dimensional scale. The clearer is the perception the higher is the level of truth.



  1. Unassimilated impressions consists of sensations, perceptions and knowing that have not been assimilated. At the root of unassimilated sensations are traumas that are too chaotic to be assimilated. Until they are assimilated, the subsequent perceptions and knowing also remain unassimilated to some degree. 
  2. When an incoming traumatic sensation is very chaotic and cannot be assimilated, it gets lodged into the matrix as an “unassimilated impression”. It has very few connections with the rest of mental matrix.

Unconsciousness is a condition wherein the organism is uncoordinated only in its analytical process and motor control direction.

Neither the cause nor the beginning of this universe is knowable. There is Inscrutable Power that keeps this universe running eternally; but, neither religion nor science has any clue to it. The Unknowable excites the curiosity to know the true nature of things. Knowledge is then derived from postulating what might be there, and building up a consistent set of postulates. Unknowable simply means that no matter how much you know, there is always something more to know. And that is wonderful because it makes one strive to achieve a deeper understanding. 


  1. Unknown is something manifested but not known; whereas, unknowable is that which is not yet manifested.

All matter, energy, space, time and thoughts that make up the universe, are the outcome of a consistent set of postulates and the reasoning based on them. The universe includes everything physical, metaphysical, real, imaginary, postulated or speculated. Nothing is excluded. The root meaning of the word UNIVERSE is “entire, all, literally, turned into one.” The Universe is ONE means that the reality, which forms the universe, is continuous, consistent and harmonious.


  1. Unstacking of suppressed data occurs in a natural order when attention is put in an area. Any effort to change this order simply creates more suppression.
  2. Unassimilated impressions stack up in the mind waiting to be assimilated. They unstack only by themselves when not interfered with, under deep concentration and free association.


The viewpoint is the “center” of a system of postulates. It is generally referred to as the frame of reference of the self (beingness). On Seventh Dynamic, the viewpoint is universal oneness. It may be compared to the omniscient God of religion. As we go down the dynamics, the viewpoint narrows until it becomes individualistic on the First Dynamic.

Origin: “to see.” To visualize is to rearrange perceptual elements into a new coherent pattern.

Absence of substance.


Will is the basic impulse to know and evolve. It postulates and reasons.

Wisdom is the knowledge that empowers life.


Zero would be the absence of something specific. For example. zero on a scale would represent the absence of values presented on that scale. See NULL.


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