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The Scientology symbol

December 29, 2009 by  
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Scientology snake and double triangles

Scientology snake and double triangles

According to Scientology’s official web site, the Scientology symbol first appeared in 1952.

Hubbard claimed that the “S” stands for “Scientology.” It’s obviously a snake.

The two triangles are the most common philosophic triangles in Scientology, and act in virtually the same way as do Rosicrucian philosophic triangles.

The upper triangle is the KRC triangle, that manipulates Knowledge-Responsibility-Control.

The bottom triangle is the ARC triangle of  Affinity-Reality-Communication, which Hubbard gave as the elements of Understanding.

Scientology teaches how to manipulate and control Understanding by manipulating the corners of Affinity, Reality and Communication. Scientologists learn methods to dominate people physically and psychologically.

The senior KRC triangle is a sort of Power triangle that encompasses Hubbard’s system of Knowledge, Responsibility and Control.

The snake is a symbol of Daath or Knowledge in Crowley’s Qabalah.

Crowley, A., (n.d.).  Liber 058 Including an Essay upon Number. Retrieved on 26 May 2010 from

The snake also relates to Babalon, and Binah on the Tree of Life. Binah corresponds with Understanding.

The primary components of Theta are AR and C1, which culminate in Understanding (Binah, Babalon, etc.) Ref. Hubbard, L. (1951) Science of Survival. Also see Crowley, A. (1997) Book IV Liber ABA (especially Appendix V A Few of the Principal Correspondences of the Qabalah.)

In Magick Without Tears, Crowley wrote that it was Choronzon whose head is raised in Daäth.

Thus for the Masters of the Temple; for the Black Brothers, how?

For Choronzon is as it were the shell or excrement of these three paths, and therefore is his head raised unto Daäth, and therefore have the Black Brotherhood declared him to be the child of Wisdom and Understanding, who is but the bastard of the Svastika.  And this is that which is written in the Holy Qabalah, concerning the Whirlpool and Leviathan, and the Great Stone.

(Ibid. 3rd Æthyr)

Crowley, A., (n.d.). Magick Without Tears Chapter XII. The Left Hand Path— “The Black Brothers.” Retrieved on 26 May 2010 from


  1. Definition: ARC


One Response to “The Scientology symbol”
  1. Fr. L.P. says:


    Now this does appear to have an occult connection, although I don’t think that you are interpreting it right.

    In the Golden Dawn-based Greater Ritual of the Pentagram, this triangle configuration (albeit a bit slanted here) corresponds to the element of Fire.

    The Serpent has many meanings, but is often used to symbolize the Kundalini, as well as the masculine or “Active” aspect of Nature. A little imagination can also reveal more about how a snake symbolizes the male nature. . .

    If this symbol is an occult configuration, I’m not sure about its meaning as a whole, or if this is just a hobbled together collection of symbols, much like the rest of the hash of Scn.

    –Fr. L.P.