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Valence (Scientology)

January 9, 2010 by  
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Source: Hubbard, L. (1979 ) Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary, Los Angeles, Church of Scientology of California

VALENCE, 1. a valence is an identity complete with bank mass or mental image picture mass of somebody other than the identity selected by oneself. In other words, what we usually mean by valence is somebody else’s identity assumed by a person unknowingly. (17ACC-10, 5703C10) 2. the valence mechanism produces whole people for the preclear to be and will include habits and mannerisms which are not mentioned in engrams but are a result of the preclear’s compulsion to copy certain people. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 202) 3. a valence is a false or true identity. The preclear has his own valence. Then there are available to him the valences of all persons who appear in his engrams. (SOS, p. 106) 4. just an identity that is so dominant that it balls-up a whole section of the whole track. It takes a large section of the whole track and bundles it all up in a black ball and it’s full of pictures. (SH Spec 105, 6201C25) 5. a valence is a substitute for self taken on after the fact of lost confidence in self. (SH Spec 68, 6110C18) 6. the combined package of a personality which one assumes as does an actor on a stage except in life one doesn’t usually assume them knowingly. (5707C17) 7. a valence is a commanded mimicry of another person or thing or imagined entity. These commands would be in engrams. The valence is not contained in a circuit. The valence and the circuit are two different things. The valence is a whole person, a whole thing, or a large number of persons or things. The circuit robs “I” of attention units. The valence transplants “I.” It takes “I” and puts him somewhere else. (NOTL, p. 82) 8. the personality of one of the dramatic personnel in an engram. (DMSMH, p. 81) 9. the form and identity of the preclear or another, the beingness. (HCOB 23 Apr 69) 10. a valence is a synthetic beingness, at best, or it is a beingness which the pc is not, but is pretending to be or thinks he is. That beingness could have been created for him by a duplication of an existing beingness, or a synthetic beingness built up by the descriptions of somebody else. (SH Spec 41, 6108C17) 11. a facsimile personality made capable of force by the counter-effort of the moment or receipt into the plus or minus randomity of unconsciousness. Valences are assistive, compulsive or inhibitive to the organism. A control center is not a valence. (Scn 0-8, p. 86) 12. there are many valences in everyone. By a valence is meant an actual or a shadow personality, one’s own valence is his actual personality. (SA, p. 159) 13. valens means “powerful” in Latin. It is a good term because it is the second half of ambivalent (power in two directions). It is a good term because it describes the intent of the organism when dramatizing an engram. Multivalence would mean “many powerfuls.” It would embrace the phenomena of split personality, the strange differences of personality in people in one and then another situation. Valence in Dn means the personality of one of the dramatic personnel in an engram. (DMSMH, p. 80)

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