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Introspection Rundown
The INTROSPECTION RUNDOWN is a controversial Church of Scientology auditing process that is intended to handle a psychotic episode or complete mental breakdown . Introspection is defined for the purpose of this rundown as a condition where the person is "looking into one's own mind, feelings, reactions, etc." The result is "the person extroverted, no longer looking inward worriedly continuously without end." The Introspection Rundown
Introspection Rundown
came under public scrutiny after the death of Lisa McPherson in 1995. The rundown was created by L. Ron Hubbard
L. Ron Hubbard
, founder of Scientology, and released 24 January 1974. CONTENTS * 1 Overview * 2 Lisa McPherson controversy * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links OVERVIEWIn Scientology, a rundown is a procedure set out as a series of steps to produce a particular result, or phenomenon
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Scientology And Other Religions
The relationship between SCIENTOLOGY AND OTHER RELIGIONS is very complex. While Scientology
Scientology
claims that it is fully compatible with all existing major world religions and that it does not conflict with them or their religious practices, there are major differences in beliefs and practices between Scientology
Scientology
and most religions, especially the major monotheistic religions. Members are not allowed to engage in other similar mental therapies or procedures, religious or otherwise. However, some ministers from other churches have adopted some Scientology
Scientology
secular programs. According to Jacob Neusner , Scientology
Scientology
is a "synthesis of existing ideas and a reflection of particular cultural, social, and historical circumstances in which it was born and developed"
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OT VIII
OT VIII ( Operating Thetan Level 8) is the highest current auditing level in Scientology
Scientology
. OT VIII is known as "The Truth Revealed" and was first released to select high-ranking public Scientologists in 1988, two years after the death of Scientology's founder, L. Ron Hubbard . OT VIII is only delivered to members of the Church of Scientology
Scientology
in one place — aboard the organization's private cruise ship , the Freewinds . OT8 is also available in the Scientology Independent Field. There are a few advanced auditors that are able to deliver the level to those who meet the prerequisites. "This Solo-audited level addresses the primary cause of amnesia on the whole track and lets one see the truth of his own existence. This is the first actual OT level and brings about a resurgence of power and native abilities for the being himself
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List Of Scientology Security Checks
In Scientology
Scientology
, the SECURITY CHECK (or SEC CHECK) is an interrogation technique put into practice by founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1960. It involves an "Ethics officer " probing the thoughts, attitudes and behavior of an individual member by asking them large numbers of questions. The bulk of the questions deal with criminal or sexual activity or intentions, or other things that the interviewee might be ashamed of. The questions also probe negative thoughts that the person might have about Scientology
Scientology
or Hubbard. As with traditional auditing , the subject holds the electrodes of the E-meter , a simple lie-detector device that measures electrical conductivity in the human body, while they are given a series of highly probing, personal questions
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Scientology And Sexual Orientation
SCIENTOLOGY and its perspectives on SEXUAL ORIENTATION are based on the writings of L. Ron Hubbard , the founder of the Church of Scientology
Scientology
. His statements about homosexuality have led critics to assert that Scientology
Scientology
promotes homophobia , though these allegations are disputed by some Scientologists. CONTENTS * 1 Classification * 2 Attempts to cure homosexuality * 3 Current Scientology
Scientology
viewpoints * 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 Further reading * 7 External links CLASSIFICATIONIn 1950 Hubbard published Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health , introducing his "science of the mind," Dianetics
Dianetics

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Silent Birth
SILENT BIRTH, sometimes known as QUIET BIRTH, is a birthing procedure advised by L. Ron Hubbard and advocated by Scientologists in which "everyone attending the birth should refrain from spoken words as much as possible" and where "... chatty doctors and nurses, shouts to 'PUSH, PUSH' and loud or laughing remarks to 'encourage' are avoided". According to Scientology
Scientology
doctrine, this is because "any words spoken are recorded in the reactive mind and can have an aberrative effect on the mother and the child." Hubbard believed that breaking the silence during childbirth with words could adversely affect the child later in life. Church members believe that noises, sounds and words while a child is being born can possibly cause trauma, which in turn causes the production of engrams , thus necessitating silent birth. Scientologists believe that it is also a way to assist a newborn in his or her development spiritually
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Operating Thetan
In the "Church of Scientology" , OPERATING THETAN (OT) is a spiritual state above Clear . It is defined as "knowing and willing cause over life , thought , matter , energy , space and time (MEST )." According to religious scholar J. Gordon Melton , "t's basically a variation of the Gnostic
Gnostic
myth about souls falling into matter and the encumbrances that come with that"
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MEST (Scientology)
MEST is an acronym used in Scientology
Scientology
and coined by author L. Ron Hubbard . Hubbard used the first letters of the words matter , energy , space and time , the component parts of the physical universe. Writings and lectures by Scientology
Scientology
founder L. Ron Hubbard
L. Ron Hubbard
frequently use the term MEST in place of the phrase "the physical universe". According to Hubbard, "theta energy" (souls or spiritual entitites) exists in a separate universe from the MEST universe, with theta influencing MEST. Hubbard described the purpose of the "Theta Universe" as "the conquest, change, and ordering of MEST". Dianetics
Dianetics
also utilized the concept of MEST
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Incident (Scientology)
L. Ron Hubbard used the term INCIDENT in a specific context for auditing in Scientology
Scientology
and Dianetics
Dianetics
: the description of space operatic events in the Universe's distant past, involving alien interventions in past lives . It is a basic belief of Scientology
Scientology
that a human being is an immortal spiritual being, termed a thetan , trapped on planet Earth in a "meat body ". Although Incidents can be any incident anywhere, Hubbard's writings described some in particular, set in Earth's prehistory. Many of them first appeared in Hubbard's book What to Audit (later retitled A History of Man ). In his writings and lectures, Hubbard describes Incidents said to have occurred to thetans during the past few trillion years. Most of these followed a consistent pattern, wherein a hostile alien civilization captured and brainwashed free thetans
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Jesus In Scientology
Scientology
Scientology
founder L. Ron Hubbard described Scientology
Scientology
as "the Western Anglicized continuance of many earlier forms of wisdom", and cites the teachings of Jesus
Jesus
Christ
Christ
among belief systems of those "earlier forms". Jesus
Jesus
is recognized in Scientology
Scientology
as part of its "religious heritage," and "is seen as only one of many good teachers." Contradicting the Christian
Christian
concept of Jesus' "atonement of mankind\'s sins " through his death on the cross, Hubbard states in the Volunteer Ministers Handbook that "Man is basically good, but he could not attain expression of this until now
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Keeping Scientology Working
KEEPING SCIENTOLOGY WORKING (often referred to by Scientologists as KSW) is a Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology
policy letter that serves as the keystone for a series of related policy letters written by church founder L. Ron Hubbard
L. Ron Hubbard
. Dated 7 February 1965, it lays out ten points concerning the exact application and preservation of "Standard Tech" in Dianetics
Dianetics
and Scientology, and the eradication of "non-standard tech", more commonly referred to in Scientology
Scientology
as "squirreling." It is one of the most important and oft-repeated policies in Scientology. It was the principal subject discussed by Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise
in his leaked video of January 2008
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Scientology And Marriage
SCIENTOLOGY AND MARRIAGE, within the Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology
, are discussed in the book The Background, Ministry, Ceremonies "> * ^ A B C Brozan, Nadine (November 12, 2006). "For Mrs. Cruise, Perhaps a Cat". New York Times. p. 9. * ^ "What is the Scientology
Scientology
wedding ceremony?". scientologynews.org. Retrieved 13 May 2015. * ^ Hubbard, L. Ron (1999). The Background, Ministry, Ceremonies & Sermons of the Scientology
Scientology
Religion. Bridge Publications. ISBN 1573181749 . * ^ " Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology
wants Gays", Fab! magazine, February 14, 2003. * ^ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2009/oct/26/paul-haggis-scientology-prop-8 * ^ Washington Post, "Scientologist Cruise to pledge loyalty, maybe a Cat", by Jill Serjeant, Wednesday, November 15, 2006
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Space Opera In Scientology
Church of Scientology
Scientology
founder L. Ron Hubbard included space opera narratives in his writings, wherein thetans (the name given to human souls ) were reincarnated periodically over quadrillions of years, retaining memories of prior lives, to which Hubbard attributed complex narratives about life throughout the universe. The most controversial of these myths is the story of Xenu , to whom Hubbard attributed responsibility for many of the world's problems. Some space opera doctrines of Scientology
Scientology
are only provided by the church to experienced members, who church leaders maintain are the only ones able to correctly understand them
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Study Tech
STUDY TECHNOLOGY, or STUDY TECH, is a teaching method developed by L. Ron Hubbard , founder of the Church of Scientology . Study Technology is used by Scientologists as part of their training, and is also promoted outside the church by an affiliated corporation known as Applied Scholastics , which presents Study Tech
Study Tech
as a secular, universally applicable method to enhance the comprehension of any student, studying any topic. However, the method has many critics, including former teachers, claiming that the "technology" and associated schools are intrinsically linked with religious aspects of Scientology, and that the methods are ineffective. Hubbard wrote in a Scientology
Scientology
policy letter in 1972 that "Study Tech is our primary bridge to Society." Most Study Tech
Study Tech
books include a two-page biography of Hubbard that does not mention his role in creating Scientology
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Black Dianetics
BLACK DIANETICS is a form of Dianetics
Dianetics
, as discussed by its creator, L. Ron Hubbard
L. Ron Hubbard
. Hubbard claimed that Dianetics
Dianetics
is a method of achieving set goals using one's mind. According to the Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology
, Dianetics can be used to change and improve one's life. Claims from Scientologists support the idea that Dianetics
Dianetics
is a positive concept that can be used to improve an individual's life. However, Hubbard also referred to something he called "Black Dianetics", for which the goals may be mean-spirited, cruel, or exploitative. That is, Black Dianetics
Dianetics
employs the methods of Hubbard's ideas for selfish, vindictive, and destructive reasons
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Clear (Scientology)
CLEAR in Dianetics
Dianetics
and Scientology
Scientology
is one of the major states practitioners strive to reach on their way up the Bridge to Total Freedom . The state of Clear is reached when a person becomes free of the influence of engrams , unwanted emotions or painful traumas not readily available to the conscious mind. Scientologists believe that human beings accumulate anxieties, psychosomatic illnesses, and aberration due to receiving engrams throughout their lives, and that by applying Dianetics, every single person can reach the state of Clear. A Clear is defined by the Church of Scientology
Scientology
as person who no longer has a "reactive mind ", and is therefore free from the reactive mind's negative effects
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