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The Assists for Illnesses and Injuries Course Glossary

The Assists for Illnesses and Injuries 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.


a process which can be done to alleviate a present time discomfort and help a person recover more rapidly from an accident, illness or upset.


same as processing. See processing in this glossary.


someone who is trained and qualified to apply Scientology processing to individuals for their benefit. The term comes from the Latin audire, “to listen.” See also processing in this glossary.


condition or state of being; existence. Beingness also refers to the assumption or choosing of a category of identity. Beingness can be assumed by oneself or given to oneself or attained. Examples of beingness would be one’s own name, one’s profession, one’s physical characteristics, one’s role in a game—each or all of these could be called one’s beingness.


a new realization about life. It is a “What do you know, I…” statement; something a person suddenly understands or feels.


to face without flinching or avoiding. The ability to confront is actually the ability to be there comfortably and perceive.


the act of reproducing something exactly.


a gradual approach to something taken step by step, level by level, each step or level being, of itself, easily attainable—so that finally, complicated and difficult activities can be achieved with relative ease. The term gradient also applies to each of the steps taken in such an approach.

Locational Processing:

a type of process which helps orient a person and puts him in communication with his environment.

New Era Dianetics:

the technology which contains L. Ron Hubbard’s ultimate refinements of Dianetics auditing, developed following discoveries he made in 1978. Using New Era Dianetics technology, a person can achieve the goals of Dianetics faster than ever before possible. See also Dianetics in this glossary.


a conclusion, decision or resolution about something.

present time:

the time which is now and becomes the past as rapidly as it is observed. It is a term loosely applied to the environment existing in now.


an exact series of directions or sequence of actions taken to accomplish a desired result.


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.


the period of time during which processing occurs. See also processing in this glossary.


a word used in Scientology to designate any body sensation, illness, pain or discomfort. Soma means “body” in Greek.


thought or life. The term comes from the Greek letter theta (Θ), which the Greeks used to represent thought or perhaps spirit. Something which is theta is characterized by reason, serenity, stability, happiness, cheerful emotion, persistence and the other factors which man ordinarily considers desirable.


the person himself—not his body or his name, the physical universe, his mind or anything else—it is that which is aware of being aware; the identity which is the individual. The term thetan was coined to eliminate any possible confusion with older, invalid concepts. It comes from the Greek letter theta which the Greeks used to represent thought or perhaps spirit, to which an n is added to make a noun in the modern style used to create words in engineering.