Inside Scientology: The Story of America's Most Secretive Religion Setting & Symbolism

Janet Reitman
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Intensive

An intensive is another term for an auditing session in Scientology that help a member rid themselves of problems that keep them from advancing in life. Members are expected to go through hundreds of intensives to obtain the highest spiritual levels possible.

Scientology

Scientology, a term meaning the study of truth, is a philosophical movement started in 1954 by L. Ron Hubbard designed to help people achieve higher states of being.

Thelema

Thelema is a school of esoteric thought conceived of by black magician Aleister Crowley. Jack Parsons, introduced Hubbard to this school of thought and many aspects of Thelema found their way into Dianetics and later into Scientology.

Adept

An adept is an enlightened, ethereal being who communicates through the human body. Hubbard believed himself to be an adept as he began his work in Dianetics.

Engrams

Lasting imprints on the reactive mind that serve to hinder...

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