Data Series: a series of policy letters written by L. Ron Hubbard which deal with logic, illogic, proper evaluation of data and how to detect and handle the causes of good and bad situations within groups and organizations.
determinism: the ability to direct or determine the actions of someone or something. Thus something done on ones own determinism would be caused by the person himself, not by a force exterior to him.
Dianetics: comes from the Greek words dia, meaning through and nous, meaning soul. Dianetics is a methodology developed by L. Ron Hubbard which can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses. It is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind. See Chapter 4.
dramatization: the acting out of an engram in its entirety or in part by an aberrated person in his current environment. Aberrated conduct is entirely dramatization. For example, a woman receives an engram in which she is kicked in the side and told that she is no good, that she is always changing her mind. At some time in the future, this engram could be reactivated and the woman might experience a pain in her side, feel that she is no good or get the idea that she is always changing her mind. This would be a dramatization of the engram.
dwindling spiral: a condition characterized by continuous worsening, decreasing or shrinking.
dynamics: the eight urges, drives or impulses of life. See Chapter 4.