The Components of Understanding Course Glossary
give (someone) an acknowledgment. See also acknowledgment in this glossary.
something said or done to inform another that his statement or action has been noted, understood and received.
love, liking or any other emotional attitude; the degree of liking. The basic definition of affinity is the consideration of distance, whether good or bad.
a triangle which is a symbol of the fact that affinity, reality and communication act together to bring about understanding. No point of the triangle can be raised without also raising the other two points, and no point of it can be lowered without also lowering the other two points.
an interchange of ideas across space between two individuals.
the route along which a communication travels from one person to another.
to face without flinching or avoiding. The ability to confront is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive.
irrational or inappropriate emotion. It is a coined word taken from mis- (wrong) + emotion. To say that a person was misemotional would indicate that the person did not display the emotion called for by the actual circumstances of the situation. Being misemotional would be synonymous with being irrational. One can fairly judge the rationality of any individual by the correctness of the emotion he displays in a given set of circumstances. To be joyful and happy when circumstances call for joy and happiness would be rational. To display grief without sufficient present time cause would be irrational.
a special form of personal counseling, unique in Scientology, which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability to confront what he is and where he is. Processing is a precise, thoroughly codified activity with exact procedures.
that which appears to be. Reality is fundamentally agreement; the degree of agreement reached by people. What we agree to be real is real.
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. The word 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.
a person, point or position which can receive, relay or send a communication.