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Scientology: comes from the Latin scio, which means “know” and the Greek word logos, meaning “the word or outward form by which the inward thought is expressed and made known.” Thus, Scientology means knowing about knowing. Scientology is an applied religious philosophy developed by L. Ron Hubbard. It is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life. See Chapter 4.

Sea Org: short for Sea Organization. See Chapter 26.

self-determinism: the condition of determining the actions of self; the ability to direct oneself. See also determinism in this glossary.

service facsimile: a consideration that one must be consistently in a certain state in order to survive. This consideration will cause the individual to deliberately hold in restimulation selected parts of his reactive mind to explain his failures in life. For example, a person may keep an old injury in restimulation so that his family has to look after him.

SHSBC: abbreviation for Saint Hill Special Briefing Course. See Chapter 14.

SMI: an acronym for Scientology Missions International. See Chapter 22.

SP: abbreviation for suppressive person. See suppressive person in this glossary.

stable terminal: someone who is reliable, responsible and who can be depended upon to competently perform the duties of his job.

standard memory banks: recordings in the analytical mind of everything perceived throughout the lifetime up to the present by the individual except painful emotion and physical pain, which are recorded in the reactive mind. See Chapter 4.

suppressive person: a person who possesses a distinct set of characteristics and mental attitudes that cause him to suppress other people in his vicinity. This is the person whose behavior is calculated to be disastrous. Also called antisocial personality. See Chapter 17.


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