Tone Scale (Scientology)
Source: Hubbard, L. (1979) Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary, Publications Organization
TONE SCALE, 1. we have a gradient scale from space to matter which starts at the arbitrary number of 40.0 for our purposes and goes down to 0.0 for the purposes of Homo sapiens and to —8 .0 for the purposes of estimating a thetan. This gradient scale is called the tone scale. (Scn 8-8008, p. 20) 2. the main gradient scale of Scn. One of the most important observations which led to the formulation of this scale was the change in emotional manifestation exhibited by a person who was being processed. The progress from painful emotions to pleasant emotions was so reliable and evident on indication of success, that it became the main measuring stick of the progress of a case. (Abil 114A) 3. essentially an assignation of numerical value by which individuals can be numerically classified. It is not arbitrary but will be found to approximate some actual governing law in nature. (DTOT, p. 59) 4. under affinity we have the various emotional tones ranged from the highest to the lowest and these are, in part, serenity (the highest level), enthusiasm (as we proceeded downward towards the baser affinities), conservatism, boredom, antagonism, anger, covert hostility, fear, grief, apathy. This in Scn is called the tone scale. (FOT, p. 40) 5. a s c a l e which plots the descending spiral of life from full vitality and consciousness through half-vitality and half-consciousness down to death. (SA, p. 37 ) 6. the range of emotion. The tone scale goes in harmonics of movement, and that is all. (5203CM04B) 7. a study of varying degrees of ARC.
(COHA, p. 162)