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Theta; Theta Being; Theta Body; Theta Bop; Theta Clear; Theta Clearing; Theta E; Theta Force; Theta I; Theta Line; Theta-MEST Theory; Thetan; Thetan Exterior; Thetan Plus Body; Thetan Tone Scale; Theta Perceptics; Theta Perception; Theta Postulate; Theta Time; Theta To The Nth Degree; Theta Traps; Theta Universe

December 28, 2009 by  
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Source: Hubbard, L. R. (1979). Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary. Los Angeles, Church of Scientology of California.

THETA, 1. theta is thought, life force, elan vital, the spirit, the soul, or any other of the numerous definitions it has had for some thousands of years. (SOS, p. 4) 2. the life force, life energy, divine energy, elan vital, or by any other name, the energy peculiar to life which acts upon material in the physical universe and animates it, mobilizes it and changes it. It is susceptible to alteration in character or vibration, at which time it becomes enturbulated theta or entheta. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 21) 3. theta is thought; an energy of its own universe analogous to energy in the physical universe but only occasionally paralleling electromagnetic-gravitic laws. The three primary components of theta are affinity, reality, and communication. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 3) 4. reason, serenity, stability, happiness, cheerful emotion, persistence, and the other factors which man ordinarily considers desirable. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 12) 5. an energy existing separate and distinct from the physical universe. (SOS, p. 4) 6. Greek for thought or life or the spirit. (Aud 10 UK) 7 . not a nothingness. It just happens to be an exterior thing to this universe—so you couldn’t talk about it in this universe’s terms. (PDC 6)

THETA BEING, 1. the “I,” it is who the preclear is. (HOM, p. 15) 2. the theta being is close to a perpetual motion picture machine in that it can create energy and impulses. It thinks without facsimiles, it can act without experience, it can know simply by being. (HOM, p. 43)

THETA BODY, a thetan very often carries with him a theta body which he mocked up on the past track and which is a number of facsimiles of old bodies he has misowned and is carrying along with him as control mechanisms which he uses to control the body he is using. (PAB 130)

THETA BOP, 1. is a small or wide steady dance of the needle. Over a spread of one-eighth of an inch, say (depending on sensitivity setting—it can be half an inch), the needle goes up and down perhaps five or ten times a second. It goes up, sticks, falls, sticks, goes up, sticks, falls, sticks, etc., always the same distance, like a slow tuning fork. It is a constant distance and a constant speed. A theta bop means “death,” “leaving,” “don’t want to be here.” It is caused by a yoyo of the preclear as a thetan vibrating out and into the body or a position in the body. It’s as if the needle is jumping between two peaks across a narrow valley. (EME, p. 16) 2. a small or wide steady dance of the needle. Depending on the sensitivity setting it can be anything from one-eighth to half an inch wide. It is very rapid, perhaps five or ten times a second. (BIEM, p. 43) 3. a diagnostic read, a sort of yoyo—in and out. It does not matter a continental how wide the theta bop is. It can be a whole dial wide. Most theta bops do it repetitively. One dip and one recovery at the exact same speed over the same area would be a one-motion theta bop. A theta bop has the equal halt at both ends. (SH Spec 1, 6105C07)

THETA CLEAR, 1. it is a person who operates exterior to a body without need of a body. (SH Spec 59, 6109C27) 2. that state wherein the preclear can remain with certainty outside his body when the body is hurt. (PAB 33) 3. a theta clear, then can be defined as a person who is at cause over his own reactive bank and can create and uncreate it at will. Less accurately he is a person who is willing to experience. Theta clear is stable. (Ab1,1 92M) 4. theta clear would mean clear of the mest body or cleared of the necessity to have a mest body. (5206CM26A) 5. there are two types of theta clear, the theta being which is cleared of its necessity or compulsion to have a body and a theta being which is cleared all the way on the track. (5206CM26B) 6. the basic definition of theta clear is: no further necessity for beingnesses. (SH Spec 36, 6108C09) 7. this is a relative not an absolute term. It means that the person, this thought unit, is clear of his body, his engrams, his facsimiles, but can handle and safely control a body. (COHA, p. 248) 8. in its highest sense, means no further dependency on bodies. (SCP, p. 3) 9. an individual who, as a being, is certain of his identity apart from that of the body, and who habitually operates the body from outside, or exteriorized. (PXL, p. 16)

THETA CLEARING, 1. to create a theta clear it is only necessary to bring the being up to a point where it can leave and return upon a mest body. (HOM, p. 59) 2. the emancipation or exteriorization of a soul. (PXL, p. 26)

THETA E, earth theta line. (HCL-15, 5203CMlOA)

THETA FORCE, theta force is reason. (SOS, p. 158)

THETA I, theta individual which is the individual you are and are aware of being. (HCL-15, 5203CM10A)

THETA LINE, 1. a timeless, spaceless, influence capable of making recordings, capable of animating and motivating, controlling, forming, destroying, conserving matter, energy, space and time. (HCL-19, 5203CM10A) 2. that line where the individual uses the genetic line to make one or many bodies that pass through time and the theta body inhabits the other body from just before conception until slightly after death. This theta line is subject to several different bodies. (HCL-20, 5203CM10B) 3. life monitoring energy and making bodies. (HCL-15, 5203CM10A)

THETA-MEST THEORY, 1. a theory generated by myself in the fall of 1950 as an effort to explain (just a theory) the phenomena of an analyzer working in one direction and a reactive mind working in quite another, the reactive mind being interesting, and the analyzer being interested. (5410CM06) 2. the idea is that life is a no-substance thing, up against a physical universe which is a substance thing. Here is nothingness up against a somethingness interacting where the nothingness or the no-substance thing is actually giving orders to and handling the all substance thing, the physical universe. (UPC 3 5406CM——) 3. the idea that there was a universe and that there was thought—theta without wave-length, without mass, without time, without position in space: this was life. And that was impinged upon something else called the physical universe, which was a mechanical entity which did things in a peculiar way, and these two things together, theta-mest interacting, gave us life forms. (PXL, p. 140)

THETAN, 1. the living unit we call, in Scn, a thetan, that being taken from the Greek letter theta, the mathematic symbol used in Scn to indicate the source of life and life itself. (Abil Ma 1) 2. the awareness of awareness unit which has all potentialities but no mass, no wave-length and no location. (HCOB 3 Jul 59) 3. the being who is the individual and who handles and lives in the body. (HCOB 23 Apr 69) 4. (spirit) is described in Scn as having no mass, no wave-length, no energy and no time or location in space except by consideration or postulate. The spirit is not a thing. It is the creator of things. (FOT, p. 55) 5. 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. The thetan is immortal and is possessed of capabilities well in excess of those hitherto predicted for man. (Scn 8-8008, p. 9) 6. the name given to the life source. It is the individual, the being, the personality, the knowingness of the human being. (Scn 8-80, p. 46) 7. energyspace production unit. (COHA, p. 247) 8. in the final analysis what is this thing called thetan? It is simply you before you mocked yourself up and that is the handiest definition I know of. (5608C——) 9. the person himself—not his body or his name, the physical universe, his mind, or anything else; that which is aware of being aware; the identity which is the individual. The thetan is most familiar to one and all as you. (Aud 25 UK) 10. a static that can consider, and can produce space and energy and objects . (PXL, p. 121 )

THETAN EXTERIOR, 1. a being who knows he is a spirit with a body and not just a body. (Aud 18) 2. he’s out but if the body were to be injured he would be back in. (PDC 52) 3. a being not influenced by a body. (SH Spec 82, 6611C29) 4. a thetan who is clear of the body and knows it but is not yet stable outside. (Scn 8-8008 Gloss)

THETAN PLUS BODY (on the tone scale), a bunch of social responses stimulus-response mechanisms that are built into the being by the society. (PDC 1)

THETAN TONE SCALE, the sub-zero to 40.0 scale is the range of the thetan. A thetan is lower than body death since it survives body death. It is in a state of knowingness below 0.375 only when it is identifying itself as a body and is to its own thinking, the body. (Scn 8-80, p. 52)

THETA PERCEPTICS, communication with the theta universe. Such perceptics may include hunches, predictions, ESP at greater and lesser distances, communication with the “dead,” perception of the Supreme Being, etc. (SOS Gloss)

THETA PERCEPTION, that which one perceives by radiating towards an object and from the reflection perceiving various characteristics of the object such as size, odor, tactile, sound, color, etc. Certainty of perception is increased by drilling in certainties as above. Theta perception is dependent upon willingness to handle and to create space, energy and objects in view of the fact that the mest universe can be established easily to be an illusion. One must have an ability to perceive illusions before one can clearly perceive the mest universe. The thetan who cannot perceive the mest universe easily will also be found to be incapable of handling and orientating other kinds of illusions with certainty. Theta perception is also a direct index to responsibility, for responsibility is the willingness to handle force. (Scn 8-8008 Gloss)

THETA POSTULATE, a postulate made without regard to evaluations, conclusions, or time. (PDC 7)

THETA TIME, only now, but some of it gets left back in mest time in an engram. (NOTL, p. 15)

THETA TO THE NTH DEGREE, meaning unlimited or vast. (HCOB 23 Aug 65)

THETA TRAPS, how can you trap a thetan? By curiosity, by giving him awards and prizes (of an implant), by retractor screens, by mock-ups, by ornate buildings which he will enter unsuspectingly to be electroniced down: by many such means the thetan is reduced from knowing to a colonist, a slave, a MEST body. All theta traps have one thing in common: they use electronic force to knock the thetan into forgetting, into unknowingness, into effect. Their purpose is to rid the area of those nuisances, the thetans who cannot be policed, and gain personnel— always the former, not always the latter. (HOM, pp. 71-72)

THETA UNIVERSE, 1. thought matter (ideas), thought energy, thought space, and thought time, combined in an independent universe analogous to the material universe. One of the purposes of theta is postulated as the conquest, change, and ordering of mest. (SOS Gloss) 2. is a postulated reality for which there exists much evidence. (SOS, p. 99)

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