American Bill of Rights:

additions made in 1791 to the Constitution of the United States of America (1789), the fundamental law of the United States. Among other provisions, these amendments protect the freedoms of speech, religion and assembly and restrict government officials from searching people’s homes or offices or seizing property without good reason and proper authority.


the capital of Babylonia, an ancient empire of southwest Asia (located in the area now called Iraq) which flourished ca. 2100–689 b.c. The most important city in western Asia during this time period, Babylon was famous for its magnificent temples and palaces.


is right, proper or appropriate for somebody; necessary for. censured: criticized severely or blamed, sometimes formally or officially.


John Reginald Christie (1898–1953), English murderer. He was convicted and hung for the murder of his wife, but also confessed to the murder of five other women whose bodies were found in the walls and under the floorboards of his home.


long-lasting, said of an illness or condition that lasts over a long period.

communication line:

the route along which a communication travels from one person to another.


to face without flinching or avoiding. The ability to confront is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive.


in a way that is covert, concealed, hidden or disguised; not openly practiced or shown.


timid and giving in or tending to give in to the demands or the authority of others; frightened with threats or violence into submission or obedience.


the sequence that an action goes through, wherein the action is started, is continued for as long as is required and then is completed as planned.


John Dillinger (1902–1934), an infamous American bank robber, murderer and two-time prison escapee who was declared “public enemy number one” in 1933 for his role in numerous bank robberies and murders, including that of a police officer, performed by himself and members of a gang he organized.


to stop being connected to another. See also disconnection in this glossary.


a self-determined decision made by an individual that he is not going to be connected to another. It is the severing of a communication line (the route along which a communication travels from one person to another).


an urge to survive along a certain course; an urge toward existence in an area of life. There are eight dynamics: first, self; second, sex and the family unit; third, groups; fourth, Mankind; fifth, life forms; sixth, physical universe; seventh, spirits; and eighth, Supreme Being.


1. groups of people singled out within a larger group by identifiable behavior patterns, common interests, etc.
2. a component or constituent of a whole.


any systematic, purposeful activity or type of activity, especially that which is undertaken with an economic or commercial end in view.

Floyd, Pretty Boy:

Charles Arthur Floyd (1904–1934), American gangster, bank robber and killer, who robbed more than thirty banks, murdering at least ten men, half of whom were police officers.

free rein:

unrestricted freedom of movement, choice or action. A rein is a long narrow strap of leather attached to a bit on either side of a horse or other animal’s head, by which it is controlled and guided by the rider or driver. The term free rein derives from the literal meaning of using reins to control a horse.

greatest good, on the basis of:

a reference to the optimum solution to any problem: that solution which brings the greatest benefits to the greatest number of dynamics. Such solutions lead to increased survival on the majority of the dynamics. See also dynamic in this glossary.

heaven, to high:

to an unusual or excessive level or degree. Alludes to something being so loud that it can be heard in a place as far away as heaven.


Adolf Hitler (1889–1945), German political leader of the twentieth century who dreamed of creating a master race that would rule for a thousand years as the third German Empire. Taking over rule of Germany by force in 1933 as a dictator, he began World War II (1939–1945), subjecting much of Europe to his domination and murdering millions of Jews and others considered “inferior.” He committed suicide in 1945 when Germany’s defeat was imminent.


a special court established in the late 1400s under the rulers of Spain, Queen Isabella I (1451–1504) and King Ferdinand V (1452–1516). The Spanish Inquisition identified, interrogated with torture to extract “confessions,” imprisoned, tried in court and punished by burning at the stake persons of Jewish, Muslim and later, Protestant faiths who had beliefs contrary to the Roman Catholic Church. As ordered by Tomás de Torquemada (1420–1498), the first and most notorious grand inquisitor and also the personal priest of the Spanish king and queen, thousands were driven from Spain and thousands more were killed. The Inquisition was finally abandoned by Spain in 1834.


refuting, degrading, discrediting or denying something someone else considers to be fact; criticizing, discrediting or destroying the validity of someone or their thoughts, emotions or efforts.

letter box:

a chiefly British term for a mailbox, a box or compartment, as at a home, into which mail is put when delivered.

manner of the day:

the current way or method in which something is done or happens.

mechanical arts:

arts, trades and occupations concerned with machines or tools or with the design and construction of machines or tools.


of or relating to monogamy, the practice of being married to only one person at a time.


Napoleon Bonaparte (1769–1821), French military leader. He rose to power in France by military force, declared himself emperor and conducted campaigns of conquest across Europe until his final defeat by armies allied against him in 1815. Half a million men died in the Napoleonic Wars (1799–1815).

Potential Trouble Source:

a person who is in some way connected to and being adversely affected by a Suppressive Person. He is called a Potential Trouble Source because he can be a lot of trouble to himself and to others.

present time:

the time which is now and which becomes the past almost as rapidly as it is observed. It is a term loosely applied to the environment existing in now.


an exact series of directions or sequence of actions taken to accomplish a desired result.


a special form of personal counseling, unique in Scientology, which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability to confront what he is and where he is. Processing is a precise, thoroughly codified activity with exact procedures.


abbreviation for Potential Trouble Source. See Potential Trouble Source in this glossary.


a state of uncertainty.


to make, to cause to be or become of a certain nature, quality, etc.


affected by restimulation, the reactivation of a memory of a past unpleasant experience due to similar circumstances in the present approximating circumstances of the past.

Roller Coaster:

to better and worsen—a person gets better, gets worse, gets better, gets worse. The term was derived from the name of an amusement park ride that rises and then plunges steeply.


one who spreads false or damaging reports concerning the character or reputation of others. Monger literally means one who trades or sells something.


a serious infectious disease that caused spots which left deep marks on the skin and was often fatal. Smallpox has been eradicated worldwide by vaccination (treatment which makes one immune to a disease) programs.


abbreviation for Suppressive Person. See Suppressive Person in this glossary.

sparks will fly:

excited action, activity, friction or heated words are going to occur as a result of some circumstance, situation, confrontation, etc.

stars in your crown:

figuratively, an acknowledgment of a great achievement. Originally a crown was a wreath worn about the head as a symbol of victory. From this, a crown became traditionally used to designate the power or authority of a king. A star is an award for excellence. Hence, to place stars on a crown is to further acknowledge something which is already recognized as outstanding, powerful, victorious, etc.


positions people hold in society or in an organization in terms of social standing or rank.


to squash, to sit on, to make smaller, to refuse to let reach, to make uncertain about his reaching, to render or lessen in any way possible by any means possible to the harm of the individual and for the fancied (unreal or imaginary) protection of the suppressor.

Suppressive Person:

a person who possesses a distinct set of characteristics and mental attitudes that cause him to suppress other people in his vicinity. This is the person whose behavior is calculated to be disastrous. Also called Anti-Social Personality.

swan song:

last act or manifestation of someone or something before dying, from the belief that the dying swan sings.


block or obstruct, as to prevent someone’s plans from succeeding.


news or information.


pains, extreme anxieties or emotional torments or sufferings resulting from mental or physical hardship.

wipes out:

removes or eliminates completely.

witch hunts:

investigations carried out, supposedly to uncover and expose disloyalty, dishonesty or the like, usually based on doubtful or irrelevant evidence. From the witch hunts of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692, which led to the execution of twenty people, based on little evidence, for allegedly practicing witchcraft.


used to introduce something that gives evidence of a fact or demonstrates a statement just made.


bring about (harm, damage, etc.); cause, inflict.