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KHTK Glossary

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This glossary is to be used with Subject Clearing.



Additional reference: Technical Dictionary

According to Hubbard, aberration is any deviation or departure from rationality. Aberration is used in dianetics to include psychoses, neuroses, compulsions and repressions of all kinds and classifications. All aberrations arise from unassimilated impressions called facsimiles. An aberration manifests itself as a fixation that prevents one from seeing things as they are. Broad concept: “to wander, deviate.” Definition: “mental irregularity or disorder, especially of a minor or temporary nature; lapse from a sound mental state.”


An anomaly is any violation of the integrity of reality, such as, discontinuity (missing data), inconsistency (contradictory data), or disharmony (arbitrary data). An anomaly flags the presence of a hidden assumption. When the assumption is discovered it explains the anomaly, and a resolution occurs. Broad concept: “irregular.” Definition: “an odd, peculiar, or strange condition, situation, quality, etc.; an incongruity or inconsistency.” 

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. Broad concept: “uncertain, capricious.” Definition: “subject to individual will or judgment without restriction; contingent solely upon one’s discretion.” Example: “an arbitrary decision.

By enforced affinity, reality, or communication is meant the demand on the individual that he experience or admit affinity, reality, or communication when he has not felt it. An individual who has been subjected to enforced affinity, reality, and communication has an interrupted self-determinism.

The inhibition of affinity, communication, and reality is no less serious than their enforcement.

As sensations come in, the mind breaks them down into elements and relates them to the contents of mental matrix, such that there is continuity, consistency and harmony. This is assimilation. When the incoming sensations cannot be broken down into elements (as is the case of a trauma) they are left as unassimilated impressions in the matrix. Broad concept: “made similar.” Definition: “taken in and incorporated as one’s own.”

Atman refers to consciousness. Jivatman refers to consciousness of a person. Paramatman refers to ultimate consciousness. Broad concept: “to breathe.” Definition: “essence, nature, character, peculiarity, self.”

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.

Beingness is the quality, state, or condition of having existence. The beingness follows the laws of nature. Broad concept: “(I) am.” Example: “It has a crystalline, heartbreaking purity, that ontological beauty… of each object resonating in its beingness…”

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. Broad concept: “person in general.” Definition: “the physical structure and material substance of a person, animal or plant, living or dead.”

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.

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

Consciousness depends on the degree of fineness of the matrix elements. Human consciousness is higher than the consciousness in animals because the human matrix elements are much finer. Consciousness may be plotted on a scale that extends from mystery to knowingness (C-scale). A point on this scale will represent a level of consciousness (C-point). The lowest point on this scale is the mystery of unconsciousness and waiting. The highest point of this scale is the knowingness of the laws of nature. Broad concept: “to know together.” Definition: “the state of being conscious; awareness of one’s own existence, sensations, thoughts, surroundings, etc.”

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. 

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.

Hubbard defines DYNAMICS as, “The dynamics are the urge to survive expressed through eight divisions. (1) self, (2) sex, and the future generation, (3) the group, (4) mankind, (5) life, (6) MEST, (7) theta, (8) the Supreme Being.”

The above definition is from the viewpoint from an individual. From the viewpoint of the universe, Dynamic 8 is the Universe consisting of Dynamics 7 and 6. This means that the universe is not just physical, as spirituality is also an aspect of it. The universe evolves through the interplay of Dynamics 7 and 6, which leads to Dynamic 5. At the peak of this evolution is Dynamic 4, which is characterized in its activities by Dynamics 3, 2 and 1.

The ego is the awareness of oneself. Broad concept: “I, conscious self.” Definition: “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.” 

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

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. Broad concept: “Something written within.”

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. Broad concept: “rolling out, unfolding.” Definition: “any process of formation or growth; development.” Example: “the evolution of a language; the evolution of the airplane.

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

God is essentially the beingness of supreme consciousness. Broad concept: “call, that which is invoked.” Definition: “the Supreme Being according to some particular religion or conception.” Example: “the God of Islam.” 

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.

”I” is the viewpoint of self that continues to evolve during a life cycle. The “I” believes itself to be the identity but it is not the same because the identity remains the same during a life cycle. Broad concept: “one.” Definition: “the nominative singular pronoun, used by a speaker in referring to himself or herself.”

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. Broad concept: “same, always being itself, individuality.” Definition: “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.

“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]

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. Broad concept: “not die.” Definition: “undying condition; unending life.”

The individuality of a person is part of his identity as it distinguishes him from others of his kind. According to Hubbard, an individual is a collection of “memories,” and the individuality depends on facsimiles. In the matrix model of the mind individuality is determined by the character of the mental matrix. Broad concept: “not divisible.” Definition: “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.

A moment when the environment around the awake but fatigued or distressed individual is itself similar to the dormant engram. At that moment the engram becomes active. It is keyed-in and can thereafter be dramatized. 

The acronym KHTK stands for “Knowing how to Know.” It draws its inspiration from Buddhism. It is an effort to reconcile Scientology with Buddhism, The central concept of KHTK is Subject Clearing. 

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. Broad concept (life): “body (aliveness).” Broad concept (cycle): “circle, wheel.” 

Memory is not a recording that is stored in the mind. Memory is generated ad hoc by associating perceptual elements of the mental matrix by their time stamps. Memory suffers because of charge on the case. As one handles the charge, he will be able to remember things which he has never been able to remember before. Broad concept: “mindful, remembering.” Definition: “the mental capacity or faculty of retaining and reviving facts, events, impressions, etc., or of recalling or recognizing previous experiences.” 

The mental matrix forms the core of the mind. In a normal functioning mind, the sense organs receive the sensations of touch, sight, hearing, taste and smell from the environment. The mind breaks these sensations down into fine perceptual elements, which are then assimilated into the mental matrix.  All elements are identified by the time stamp of when they were received. They can also be compared by their similarities and differences. The mental matrix fills the gaps with reasonable projections and merges any duplication of contents. Over time an approximate multi-dimensional copy of the physical universe is created. The finer are the perceptual elements the better is this approximation, and greater is the consciousness associated with the matrix. Broad concept (matrix): “womb.” Definition (matrix): “something that constitutes the place or point from which something else originates, takes form, or develops.” 

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. Space denotes the extents of the substance of the universe. Time denotes the duration of this substance. Therefore, MEST is any or all arrangements of the substance of the universe whether in energy or material form.

The mind perceives the environment, and it outputs directions to the body for internal maintenance and external activity. Mind’s main function is to resolve anomalies. The mind-body system operates on electro-chemical-mechanical laws. According to the Matrix model of the mind, the Analytical Mind is the assimilated part of the matrix; and the Reactive Mind is the unassimilated part of the matrix. From analytical to reactive, there is a scale of assimilation.  Broad concept: “think, remember.” Definition: “the element, part, substance, or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, perceives, judges, etc.” Example: “the processes of the human mind.” 

“The conscious aware mind which thinks, observes data, remembers it, and resolves problems. The analytical mind is the one which is alert and aware.” The analytical mind is the natural state of the mind. It refers to the assimilated parts of the mental matrix. Broad concept (analytical): “undoing, loosening.”

“A portion of a person’s mind, which works on a totally stimulus-response basis, which is not under his volitional control, and which exerts force and the power of command over his awareness, purposes, thoughts, body and actions. The reactive mind simply reacts without analysis.” The reactive mind refers to the unassimilated parts of the mental matrix. At the core of reactive mind are facsimiles of shocks and traumas that could not be broken down and assimilated. Broad concept (reactive): “Act back.”

Examples of a nullification phrase would be somebody telling you, “You are no good,” “Never talk back to your elders,” “You can’t hear,” etc. 

Those who have sought to minimize a person so to be able to control him. This is covert, and quite often the person upon whom it is exerted remains unsuspecting beyond the fact that he knows he is very unhappy. This is the coward’s method of domination. The nullifying individual feels that he is less than the individual upon whom he is using it and has not the honesty or fortitude to admit the fact to himself. He then begins to pull the other individual “down to size,” using small carping criticisms. The nullifying individual strikes heavily at the point of pride and capability of his target and yet, if at any moment the target challenges, the nullifying individual claims he is doing so solely out of assistance and friendship or disavows completely that it has been done.

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.” 

Perceptions get their meaning from assimilation of perceptual elements in the mental matrix. Otherwise, they may be felt only as sensations. Broad concept: “a taking in.” Definition: “the act or faculty of apprehending by means of the senses or of the mind; cognition; understanding.” 

Sensation from sense organs break down into perceptual elements, which are then assimilated in the mental matrix. Only when assimilated do perceptual elements generate perceptions. No perceptions exist when incoming sensations do not break down.

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


Repeater technique is the repetition of a word or phrase in order to produce movement on the time track into an incident containing that word or phrase. It is not used to de-intensify a phrase or to reduce an engram. It has the liability of hanging a person up in an engram which cannot be contacted and run out.

The human self is made up of an identity and astate of consciousness. The identity is the mind-body form 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. Hubbard views self as an immortal “thetan” to which mental and physical machinery is added. But the “thetan” represents the individuality of the body-mind system. There are as many thetans as there are people. This is the same concept as “soul” in Christianity. The individuality is a part of the identity of the person. Therefore, there is no such thing as an immortal thetan; but the general consciousness is eternal. Broad concept: “oneself.” Definition: “a person or thing referred to with respect to complete individuality.” Example: “one’s own self.” 

Senses result in sensations, which then reach the mental matrix to be broken down into perceptual elements. Broad concept: “feel.” Definition: “any of the faculties, as sight, hearing, smell, taste, or touch, by which humans and animals perceive stimuli originating from outside or inside the body.” Example: “My sense of smell tells me that dinner is ready.” 

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. Broad concept: “quick-moving” Definition: “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.” Example: “arguing the immortality of the soul.“ 

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

The Static viewpoint is the ultimate point of knowingness on the scale of consciousness. (See The Static Viewpoint). Broad concept: “stand + see + prick.”  Definition: “a viewpoint that itself does not have any motion but has the potential to view all possible motion.”  

Subject clearing focuses on the resolution of anomalies. An anomaly is any violation of the oneness of reality, such as, discontinuity (missing data), inconsistency (contradictory data), or disharmony (arbitrary data). The obvious anomaly is the missing consciousness. The evolution of general consciousness is from mystery toward knowingness. The state of consciousness is the true “I” of the human self. The “I” evolves by becoming increasingly conscious of the laws of nature. It senses the environment and breaks down the sensations into perceptual elements. The perceptual elements are assimilated in the mental matrix where they can be freely associated. The mental matrix assimilates by freeing itself of anomalies. The perception of the environment is only as accurate as the mental matrix is free of anomalies. The resolution of anomalies results in finer perceptual elements, which raises the level of consciousness. The development of the Subject Clearing makes it possible to apply the techniques developed in Dianetics and Scientology to oneself without the need for an auditor and E-meter freely and safely. Broad concept (subject): “throw it under, open to inspection.” (clear): “call out.” Definition: “Subject Clearing is an extension of Buddha’s mindfulness approach to handle unassimilated impressions in the mind.” 

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

Theta represents the degree of continuity, consistency and harmony of MEST. Very high theta means a state of MEST that is highly continuous, consistent and harmonious.

Pure theta is the state of MEST that is free of anomalies. The state of MEST is enturbulated as anomalies enter in the form of discontinuities, inconsistencies and disharmonies. We may call this state “enturbulated theta” of “entheta.” There is a scale from pure theta to complete entheta that describes the various states of MEST.

This is a concept in the subject of Scientology. Thetan is the identity of the person apart from the body, same as soul. Broad concept: “thought being.” Definition: “the personality and beingness which actually is the individual and is aware of being aware and is ordinarily and normally the “person” and who the individual thinks he is.” 

Thought is generated when when the perceptual elements are dynamically associated in a pattern within the mental matrix. To be logical, the pattern of perceptual elements must be continuous, consistent and harmonious. Definition: “the product of mental activity; that which one thinks.” Example: “a body of thought.” 

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. 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.” 

In “unconsciousness,” the sense organs could still be sensing but the perception is not there because those sensations are not getting assimilated in the mental matrix. The assimilation does not occur when the sensations consist of shock. Such shocks then exist as impressions waiting to be assimilated.


Subject: Straight Memory

This Clock Is a Perfect Homage to Dalì

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This key word list is prepared for the subject of STRAIGHT MEMORY. The more realistically a person accesses his memory the better off he is in terms of mental health. 



Memory, Mental matrix, Perceptual elements, Perception, Straight memory, Charge, Key-in, Repeater technique, Dominant individual, Circuit, Circuit phrase, Nullifying individual, Nullification phrase, Enforced ARC, Inhibited ARC, Hurdy-gurdy system, Straight Memory (Circuits & ARC), Straight Memory (Process), Straight Memory (Important points)



DISCIPLINE:  Discipline of Subject Clearing
TEXT (by  L. Ron Hubbard): Straight Memory

When reading the text by L. Ron Hubbard, please use his Technical Dictionary to look up words belonging to Scientology technical vocabulary, such as, engrams, secondaries, locks, etc.



Please refer to

  1. KHTK Glossary
  2. Technical Dictionary

Additional data specific to this subject is as follows.

The hurdy-gurdy system of straight wire takes into account locks of enforced ARC, inhibited ARC, and circuits. One makes a list of all the persons who ever surrounded him: father, mother, aunts, uncles, guardians, nurses, grandparents, great-grandparents, teachers, brothers, sisters, employers, and subordinates, as well as mates. He then draws up a plan for requesting information about enforced ARC, inhibited ARC, and circuits over and over again. He does that for each person on the list and maintains a tally sheet. It is hoped that the requested memory will come up sooner or later and then locks will blow. For instance, you may draw one ARC triangle with labels “enforced” and “dominating,” and another ARC triangle with labels “inhibited” and “nullifying,” and use them to formulate questions to ask for information for locks in an orderly fashion. You do that first for father, then for mother, and then continue with rest of list down the line.

Straight memory consists of the person staying in present time with his eyes wide open and remembering certain things. He does not return to past incidents. The person simply directs his attention straight to the mental matrix and recognizes the existence of incidents in the past. He is not aided in his efforts to remember. It is a common phenomenon that a fact asked for today and not received may be received tomorrow or the next day. The person, if he does not get the information he wants on Monday, should ask the same questions on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, and he will find that he will eventually remember. The person remembers things that are said or done to him (not what he has said or done) during his lifetime. He evaluates the past event in terms of the present-time environment. He remembers the most obvious incidents or facts first. He then works towards remembering more and more obscure incidents. This is the common progress of straight memory. 

The primary rule of straight memory is this: Whatever the preclear thinks is wrong with himself, his family, his group, or mankind, life or MEST, has generally been told to the preclear by somebody else at an earlier period of the preclear’s life. This is modified by the fact, of course, that things can be wrong along these various dynamics which are perfectly rational observations. One is looking for irrational beliefs about these things. Once you have isolated the fact that a certain individual in the past complained about something, you will discover a whole chain of such complaints. The rough rule of thumb is that if an aberrated person says something once he will say it hundreds or thousands of times. 

By straight memory one can easily discover the dominant or the nullifying individuals in one’s past. From such individuals, one will have received the circuit and nullifying phrases. By locating these persons and their habitual statements, one becomes more aware and gets rid of such circuits. Straight memory, as a technique, also handle the enforcement and inhibition of affinity, communication, and reality, by command.

His system of questioning then is to find out when papa enforced affinity, when papa enforced reality, when papa commanded higher communication, and when papa sought to dominate. He asks around the triangle and with the domination slot. He will discover that the preclear may or may not have certain immediate memories concerning father’s conduct and favorite phrase. The auditor then proceeds to the inhibition triangle and nullification slot. He asks when father inhibited or refused affinity, when he inhibited or refused reality or agreement, when he inhibited or refused communication, and when and if father attempted to nullify the preclear. In the same session the auditor goes on to mother and to other people, with the same plan.

Because the preclear’s memory can be refreshed by this procedure, the auditor does not abandon father after one session but carries father for three or four sessions on straight memory and asks a similar set of questions in the next session. When did father enforce affinity, demand that he be loved, demand that he have affection shown to him? When did father demand agreement? When did father demand communication? When did father attempt to dominate? When did father attempt to cut off or inhibit affinity? When did father attempt to cut off or inhibit reality? When did father attempt to cut off or inhibit communication? When did father attempt to nullify? The auditor then goes on to coverage of mother or some other person.

Systematized straight wire like this will turn up an enormous amount of material. The hurdy-gurdy system was created so that the auditor would not have to keep long sheets of questions. NOTE: Read the last 3 pages of the chapter on Straight Memory to see what else you can do with straight memory.

It is vital in straight memory to reach the actual context in the actual incident of every memory. The person should not confine himself to the hurdy-gurdy system of straight wire. This is only provided to recover the maximum amount of memory in the minimum amount of time. The principle here is to discover, if possible, the key-in, the first time the underlying engram was restimulated. Straight memory may be combined with lock scanning to blow off circuits.


Theta-MEST Theory, Revised

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This is a revised presentation of Hubbard’s Theta-Mest Theory.

An anomaly is any violation of the oneness of reality, such as, discontinuity (missing data), inconsistency (contradictory data), or disharmony (arbitrary data).

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. Space denotes the extents of the substance of the universe. Time denotes the duration of this substance. Therefore, MEST is any or all arrangements of the substance of the universe whether in energy or material form.

Theta represents the degree of continuity, consistency and harmony of MEST. Very high theta means a state of MEST that is highly continuous, consistent and harmonious.

Pure theta is the state of MEST that is free of anomalies. The state of MEST is enturbulated as anomalies enter in the form of discontinuities, inconsistencies and disharmonies. We may call this state “enturbulated theta” of “entheta.” There is a scale from pure theta to complete entheta that describes the various states of MEST.


Subject: Communication

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

This Key Word List and Glossary has been prepared for the subject of Communication with exercises from Scientology modified for self-application. The whole purpose of communication is “to see things as they are.” When you are talking about communication, you are basically talking about DUPLICATION. As you do this subject clearing, your ability to duplicate may improve.



Observe some communications around you. Identify the following parts: Source point, Receipt point, Interchange of ideas, Interchange of particles, Cause, Distance, Effect, Intention, Attention, Duplication

Observe some cycles of communications around you. Identify the following parts: Terminals, Origination, Answer, Acknowledgement.

Observe the two-way communication cycles around you. Identify the following parts: Switching of origination, Agreement, Reality, Affinity. Practice communication with focus on duplication.

Practice this exercise upon yourself. You are both auditor and preclear. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding perceiving the environment and the universe around you. Note that in doing this procedure on yourself, you are essentially doing Part C of the process.

Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding perceiving objects again and again freshly in new unit of time. Pay close attention to any behavior you engage in automatically.

Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding perceiving pictures from your life experiences. Pay attention to details that emerge.

Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding throwing things away or pulling them in on yourself at will. Pay attention to the fixations that you get rid of.

Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding spotting locations without mass. The whole idea is to get rid of fixation on things that can only be sensed.

Practice this exercise upon yourself. Do this in sessions of at least 20 minutes until you are in a completely relaxed and self-determined state of mind regarding originating, answering and acknowledging. The whole idea is to get rid of scarcity of communication.



The definition of Dianetics Key Words may be looked up at Technical Dictionary. Comments on some Key words are listed here.

TEXT: Dianetics 55

Broad concept: “to recognize.” Definition: “recognition of the existence or truth of something.” In communication: something said or done to inform another that his statement or action has been noted, understood and received. “Very good,” “Okay,” and other such phrases are intended to inform another who has spoken or acted that his statement or action has been accepted. An acknowledgement also tends to confirm that the statement has been made or the action has been done and so brings about a condition not only of communication but of reality between two or more people. Applause at a theater is an acknowledgement of the actor or act plus approval. Acknowledgement itself does not necessarily imply an approval or disapproval or any other thing beyond the knowledge that an action or statement has been observed and is received. In signaling with the morse code the receiver of a message transmits an R to the sender as a signal that the message has been received, which is to say acknowledged. There is such a thing as over-acknowledgement and there is such a thing as under-acknowledgement. A correct and exact acknowledgement communicates to someone who has spoken that what he has said has been heard. An acknowledgement tends to terminate or end the cycle of a communication, and when expertly used can sometimes stop a continued statement or continued action. An acknowledgement is also part of the communication formula and is one of its steps. (LRH Def. Notes)

Affinity is the relative distance and similarity of the two ends of a communication line. Affinity has in it a mass connotation. The greatest affinity would be the occupation of the same space. Where things do not occupy the same space their affinity is delineated by the relative distance and the degree of duplication.

In the context of communication, answer refers to the response to an origination. For example, please see COMMUNICATION, CYCLE OF.

A person who has been trained in the technology of Scientology. An auditor applies standard technology to preclears.

Broad concept: “to impart, make common.” Definition: “to give or interchange thoughts, feelings, information, or the like, by writing, speaking, etc.” Example: “They communicate with each other every day.

1. COMMUNICATION is the interchange of ideas or particles between two points. More precisely, the definition of Communication is: Cause, Distance, Effect with Intention and Attention and a duplication at Effect of what emanates from Cause. 2. 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.

The cycle is Cause, Distance, Effect, with Effect then becoming Cause and communicating across a Distance to the original source, which is now Effect. In the following example of a cycle of communication, Joe and Bill are terminals. The cycle starts with origination from primary source point Joe, such as, “How are you, Bill?” Bill (primary receipt point)receives the origination and answers it as Bill’ (secondary source point): “I am well.” Joe’ (secondary receipt point) receives the answer and acknowledges it with a nod of his head.

Communication Cycle

The exact definition of a communication lag is: “the length of time intervening between the posing of a question, or origination of a statement, and the exact moment that question or original statement is answered.” If you will look very closely at this definition you will discover that nothing is said, whatever, about what goes on between the asking of the question or the origination of a communication and its being answered. What goes on in between is lag. The communication formula at work is best understood through the “communication lag.”

The whole purpose of communication is “to see things as they are,” which is “to duplicate.” When you are talking about communication, you are basically talking about DUPLICATION. 

We use this process of Elementary Straightwire with just two commands: “Tell me something you wouldn’t mind remembering,“ “Tell me something you wouldn’t mind forgetting.“ We run one command at a time, continually, flattening each communication lag encountered. Flattening communication lag means that you continue the process while it is producing some change in the communication lag. You may stop the process when the communication lag has reduced to some constant value. While one is doing this, of course, one maintains two-way communication, which means the auditor pays full attention to the originations of the preclear and handles them appropriately.

Duplication is “to make an exact copy.” In the context of communication, it means, “to see things as they are.” Opening Procedure by Duplication has as its goal the separating of time, moment from moment. This is done by getting a preclear to duplicate the same action over and over again with two dissimilar objects, such as, a book and a bottle.

The first step in Opening Procedure by Duplication is to familiarize the preclear with both objects, as to their reality and his ability to own them. One makes himself handle them, and feel them, and acquaint himself with them, makes him describe them as objects he is experiencing in present time, not as something related into the past. A little time spent on this can be quite beneficial.

The auditing commands are: “Do you see that book?” says the auditor, pointing. When the preclear signifies that he has, the auditor says, “Walk over to it.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Pick it up.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Look at it.” When the preclear does (usually he was looking at it but now looks at it more closely) the auditor says, “Give me its color.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Give me its weight.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Give me its temperature.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Put it back exactly as you found it.” This action sequence having been completed, the auditor points to the bottle. “Do you see that bottle?” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Walk over to it.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Pick it up.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Look at it.” When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Give me its color.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Give me its weight.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Give me its temperature.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Put it back exactly as you found it.” Then the auditor says, pointing out the book, “Do you see that book?” and so on, back and forth, using this exact sequence of commands. The auditor can interject “Describe it more fully.” The auditor can sometimes, but not oftener than once every 15 minutes, point to the book, have the preclear go through the full sequence with the book, and then point to the book again, and have the preclear once more go through the full sequence with the book. This will break down the automatic machinery a preclear is bound to set up to compensate for this process. We want to keep the preclear doing it, not his machines. By asking the preclear to describe the object, or describe its temperature more fully in its proper sequence in these commands, machines are also broken down and the alertness and the awareness of the preclear is increased.

The auditor must not omit letting the preclear give him the preclear’s reaction. The preclear will pause, seem to be confused. It is up to the auditor at that moment to say, “What happened?” and to find out what happened, and then to continue with the process, having acknowledged the communication of the preclear. An auditor must never be afraid to let a preclear emanate a communication, and an auditor must never fail to acknowledge the completion of an auditing action, no matter how minute.

8-C means “good control.” It is essentially and intimately the operation of making the physical body contact the environment.

Step A of Opening Procedure of 8-C is “Do you see that object?“ the auditor pointing. When the preclear signifies that he does, the auditor says, “Walk over to it.“ When the preclear has walked over to it, the auditor says, “Touch it.“ When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Let go,“ and designates another object – a wall, a lamp – calls it by name or not, and goes through the same procedure once more. It is important that the auditor specifically acknowledge each time the preclear has executed the command given. This Step A is used until the preclear does it easily, smoothly, without the slightest variation or introduction of any physical communication lag, and has demonstrated completely that he has no upset feeling about the auditor or objects in the room.

When A has been run for a length of time necessary to bring the case up tone, Part B is run. Part B introduces the idea of decision. The commands of Part B are: “Pick a spot in this room,“ and when the preclear has: “Walk over to it,“ and when the preclear does: “Put your finger on it,“ and when the preclear has: “Let go.“ Each time, the auditor acknowledges the completion of the command by the preclear, signifying “All right,“ “O.K.,“ or “Fine,“ making it very plain that he has noticed and approves of and is acknowledging the preclear in following each specific command. He approves of these one at a time in this fashion. The preclear is run on this until he demonstrates no physical communication lag of any kind in making up his mind what to touch, how to touch it, and so forth.

Part C of Opening Procedure of 8-C introduces further decision. It goes as follows: the auditor says, “Pick a spot in this room,“ and when the preclear has, the auditor says “Walk over to it.“ When the preclear does, the auditor says, “Make up your mind when you are going to place your finger on it, and do so.“ When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Make up your mind when you are going to let go, and let go.” The auditor each time acknowledges the completion of one of these orders to the preclear.

In doing Opening Procedure of 8-C the preclear must not be permitted to execute a command before it is given, and a two-way communication must be maintained.

Broad concept: “to rise, beginning, source.” Definition: “to give origin or rise to; initiate; invent.” Example: “to originate a better method.” A cycle of communication must start with an origination from the primary source point. For example, please see COMMUNICATION, CYCLE OF.

A person who is discovering things about himself and who is becoming clearer in his understanding of life.

Reality is the degree of agreement reached by two ends of a communication line. In essence, it is the degree of duplication achieved between Cause and Effect. That which is real is real simply because it is agreed upon, and for no other reason.NOTE: Agreed-upon reality is different from the actual reality made up of the laws of nature. 

The modus operandi of the Remedy of Havingness is to have the preclear mock up something, pull it in, or mock up something and throw it away. It does not matter what you have him mock up. The item can have significance or not as the case may be. Preclears who are low in tone, if this is run on them, have a tendency to make everything they mock very significant. It is not the significance, it is the mass that counts. However, to keep the preclear interested, or to assist his mocking up, an auditor may designate specific things, and does so.

The commands of Remedy of Havingness are as follows: “Mock up a (planet, man, brick).” “Make a copy of it.” “Make a copy of it.” “Make a copy of it.” And when the preclear has from five to 15 copies, “Push them all together.” “Now pull them in on you.” When the preclear has done this for some time, the last command is varied by saying, “Throw them away and have them disappear in the distance.” 

We keep up this process for some time until we are very certain that he can actually throw things away or pull them in on himself at will. This is the Remedy of Havingness. It means remedying his ability to have or not have energy. Run with particular significances such as money, women, et cetera, one could remedy specific scarcities on the part of the preclear. He may have to waste a large quantity of them before he can have one.

We remedy the communication by having the preclear mock up the various parts of a two-way cycle of communication. The parts of a communication cycle that have to be remedied are: (1) originated communications, (2) people to communicate to (3) answers, (4) acknowledgements. His mocking up of communications must be kept at a simplicity and out of deep significances. No variety is necessary. Simply the idea of communication, with some sort of a specific idea being communicated, is all that is necessary. 

Having the preclear mock up before him something saying “Hello,“ and saying “Hello“ again, and saying “Hello“ again, and having him mock this up behind him saying “Hello,“ and saying “Hello,“ and saying “Hello,“ would be quite adequate for an originated communication. Then have the preclear start saying “Hello” to a live spot out there.  For answers, have the preclear mock up a spot out there, saying “Okay” to him. The preclear does it many times. Then have the preclear start saying “Okay” to a spot out there. For acknowledgements, have a spot out there, start saying “I did it” to the preclear. After that has been done many, many times, the preclear starts saying “I did it” to a spot out there. This will remedy responsibility difficulties. The command that turns on a somatic, repeated often enough, will turn it off

We are not at all concerned with the significance of the communication. We want him to go on mocking up originated communications, answers, acknowledgements. It does not matter if the preclear says these communications himself aloud or simply does them quietly to himself. We are trying to increase his ability to communicate in the present, which means increasing his ability to duplicate and assimilate.

It has not been found necessary to remedy havingness on the preclear if one is actually remedying the scarcity of communication. The remedy of communications cures a person of having to have mass, having to eat obsessively, or do anything else obsessively.

One makes a person spot spots in space for a short time, then remedies Havingness, makes them spot spots in space, then remedies Havingness, then spot spots in space. These two processes, Remedying Havingness and Spot Spots in Space actually belong together, however the preclear eventually emerges up in a higher band where he can spot spots in space without remedying Havingness.

The auditing commands are: “Spot a spot in the space of this room.” When the preclear has, the auditor says, “Spot another spot,” etc. When the preclear gets well into the process in this fashion we say, “Spot a spot in the space of this room.” “Walk over to it,” and when he has, “Put your finger on it.” When he does, “Let go.”

The auditor should ask the preclear when he starts this process if the spot has any mass, color, temperature, or any other characteristics, or “How big is it?” The auditor asks this to make sure that the preclear is actually spotting a spot, a simple location, not a spot that has a mass, temperature, or characteristics. A location is simply a location, it does not have mass, it does not have color, it does not have any temperature. When we ask the preclear to spot a spot at first his spots are liable to have mass and temperature. We do not object to this, we simply ask him frequently, once we have discovered that his spots do have this, how his spots are getting along, and we remember, on such a preclear, that we must remedy havingness. Eventually he will move out to a point where he is simply spotting locations.

Broad concept: “end, limit,” Definition: “end or extremity of a structure.” A communication terminal would be any fixed mass utilized in a communication system. For example, please see COMMUNICATION, CYCLE OF.

Two-way Communication is made up two communication cycles in which the primary origination switches from  one person to the other.

Two-way Comm


Running Dianetics with Subject Clearing

Reference: Course on Subject Clearing

The subject clearing process requires that you contemplate over a concept to assimilate it into your existing knowledge. For example, when you are learning about the concept of “jumping,” you would contemplate over its meaning while relating it to your actual experience of jumping. You would follow the same process when learning about more abstract concepts, such as, the “mind” or the “self.” With subject Clearing you are applying the Discipline of Subject Clearing to make the concept one with your understanding.

In Dianetics, you contemplate over a somatic that you are interested in, and find instances from your actual experience, when it was present. In a traditional Dianetics session you are doing so under the expert guidance of an auditor. But when running Dianetics with subject clearing you are doing so under the Discipline of Subject Clearing. Such contemplation then leads you to the discovery of unassimilated impressions. You perceive these impressions for the very first time. As you perceive them they start to get assimilated in your mental matrix. Such assimilation of traumatic impressions helps a person get rid of aberrations and psychosomatic illnesses.

The first rule of the subject clearing approach is just to be there and confront whatever comes up. So, you just lightly keep your attention on the somatic with sufficient curiosity, and let the mind do its work. The moment you become anxious about finding the instances from your experience the progress will slow down. So just be curious to learn everything you can about a somatic.

Hubbard says,

“By somatic is meant a pain or ache sensation and also misemotion or even unconsciousness. There are a thousand different descriptive words that could add up to a feeling. Pains, aches, dizziness, sadness—these are all feelings. Awareness, pleasant or unpleasant, of a body.”

You may go through the following comments on the chapters of Book Three: THERAPY of DIANETICS: The Modern Science of Mental Health:

  1. CHAPTER I The Mind’s Protection 
  2. CHAPTER II Release or Clear 
  3. CHAPTER III The Auditor’s Role 
  4. CHAPTER IV Diagnosis 
  5. CHAPTER V Returning, the File Clerk, and the Time Track 
  6. CHAPTER VI The Laws of Returning 
  7. CHAPTER VII Emotion and the Life Force 
  8. CHAPTER VIII Some Types of Engrams 
  9. CHAPTER IX PART ONE Mechanisms and Aspects of Therapy 
  10. CHAPTER IX PART TWO Mechanisms and Aspects of Therapy 
  11. CHAPTER X Dianetics — Past and Future 

These comments will familiarize you with the Dianetics techniques. Subject clearing makes the application of Dianetics techniques very simple. All you need is just be there and patiently confront.