Operation Clambake present:
Scientology Communications Terminology
First updated January 1997
This is a compilation of responses, I received on my post about
Scientology's communications terminology. This terminology is heavily
used in KEFE's communications (with Denmark and the US) through the
INCOMM Network. It is also used for other administrative functions.
These terms are some of the ones used in KEFE communications (at least
in the seized documents that I have or read)
CO SMI INT = Commanding Officer, Scientology Missions International
ML = Much Love.
COMM CHIEF OSA EU = Communications Chief, Office of Special Affairs
IAS = International Association of Scientologists
DSA GRE 2 DSA GRE 3 OSA EU 3 OSA EU 4 OSA EU 5
DSA = Director/Department of Special Affairs
GRE = Greece
EU = Europe
EU used to constitute the Scandenavian countries and Europe, but not the
UK. The headquarters is in Copenhagen. There is probably now a
"continental" office for Russia and the new countries such as Albania as
it is doubtful they would stay under EU, unless it was for initial
OSA = Office of Special Affairs
OSA EU is in Copenhagen, Denmark
DSA GRE 2 for instance is that this is a followup message of one that
initially came from Greece (DSA GRE 1 or without "1").
SMI INT MISSIONAIRE S.O.
S.O. = Sea Org. This is a missionaire from the SMI Int office. Possibly
a liaison between the Sea Org and SMI INT?
SO also stands for "standing order." You might have a standing order here.
Depends on the context.
UL = Up Lines
WDC = Watchdog Committee
SH SIZE RECRUITMENT = Saint Hill Size Recruitment
AOSH = Advanced Organization Saint Hill
Remimeo = means that it's to be copied and distributed (ie, not secret
information). Other possibilities are Limited Remimeo, Non-Remimeo,
and there may be a couple of others.
OPS = Operations
CSW = Completed Staff Work -- basically a proposal submitted
uplines (to one's superior), who will either okay it or reject it.
X-DSA = probably ex-DSA (former DSA) or Executive Director of
CO = COMMANDING OFFICER
D/CO = DEPUTY COMMANDING OFFICER
INT = INTERNATIONAL
OSA = OFFICE OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
EU = EUROPE
MSN = MISSION
I/C = PERSON IN CHARGE
ML = MUCH LOVE...Yes it is that simple!
AO = ADVANCED ORG.
(SO ORGS THAT DELIVER THE OT LEVELS.)
FBO = FLAG BANKING OFFICER
(FLAG REPRESENTATIVE AT AO's)
CLO = CONTINENTAL LIAISON OFFICE
MAA = MASTER AT ARMS
HCO = HUBBARD COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE
SH SIZE = SAINT HILL SIZE
(The size of old Saint Hill Org (East Grindstead, England) in the 60's. This
is the aim of all Orgs, to get to SH size. When all orgs that were in
existence in 1990 get to SH SIZE, OT IX will be released.)
TTC = TECH TRAINING CORPS
(PEOPLE ON FULL TIME TECHNICAL TRAINING.)
AOSH = ADVANCED ORG SAINT HILL
(S.O. ORG THAT DELIVERS THE OT LEVELS AND TEACHES THE SAINT HILL SPECIAL
SNR = SENIOR
ESTO = ESTABLISHMENT OFFICER
CHF = CHIEF
HAS = HCO AREA SECRETARY.
DSA = DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL AFFAIRS
PRO = PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
SO = SEA ORG
ESTAB OFF = ESTABLISHMENT OFFICER (ESTO)
SNR = SENIOR
OPS = OPERATIONS
WDC = WATCH DOG COMMITTEE
REMIMEO = COPY AND DISTRIBUTE
BODY REG = Body Registrar
(Person who stands on the street and gets people (BODIES) into the org.)
BP = BATTLE PLAN.
(Write up of the steps required to complete a cycle of action.)
CSW = COMPLETED STAFF WORK.
(Procedure offered by a staff member in order to achieve something. It must
spell out the problem and provide a solution, it is then OKAYED OR REJECTED
by a supervisor. One use is to get some recreation leave.)
"She will write up her hat tommorrow" = SHE IS GOING TO BE PROMOTED
(PROBABLY) AND HAS TO WRITE UP HER JOB SO THAT WHOEVER IS REPLACING HER CAN
DO IT IMMEDIATELY.
It is a brief write up of what she does and what is needed to function in
"This book needs to be M9'ed, sidechecked ...". = THIS IS METHOD
NINE WORD CLEARING. TO FIND ANY MISSUNFERSTOOD WORDS IN THE TEXT AND TO ENSURE
THAT IT IS FULLY UNDERSTOOD. M9 is "method 9" which refers to a style of study.
"I have attested my minihat". Minihat = WHEN A PERSON TAKES ON A NEW POST
S/HE STUDIES A SUMMARY VERSION OF THE FULL HAT (WRITE-UP) OF THE POST. THE
QUICK VERSION IS CALLED A MINIHAT.
"The PRO is going on with O/Ws and conditions on her false stats". EVERY
STAFF MEMBER HAS SPECIFIC STATISTICS THAT MUST BE KEPT ON A DAILY BASIS. FOR
EXAMPLE A LETTER REGISTRAR MIGHT KEEP A RECORD OF THE NUMBER OF LETTERS
WRITTEN EACH DAY. THIS WOULD BE HIS STATISTIC OR STAT. AT THE END OF THE
PERIOD (2PM EVERY THURSDAY) HE WOULD TALLY UP HIS DAILY STATS. IF HE IS
UPSTAT (MORE LETTERS THIS WEEK THAN LAST WEEK) HE MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE FOR A
DAY'S LEAVE. IF HE IS DOWNSTAT, HE IS INELIGIBLE FOR LEAVE AND IS FROWNED UPON.
In order to get leave he may falsify his stats!!
This girl was caught falsifying her stats and was put on a lower
condition...She had to write up all her overts and withholds (O/W'S) AND do
all the steps necessary to come back up to a condition of normal and be
accepted back into the group.
"I was pulled onto a flap". = A FLAP IS A DISASTER AND SOMETHING THAT NEEDS
TO BE HANDLED QUICKLY.
"The following targets should be included into your bp" = THE BATTLE
PLAN FOR THIS PROJECT MUST CONTAIN STEPS TO HANDLE THESE TARGETS.
SMI INT MISSIONAIRE S.O.
S.O. = Sea Org/Standing Order. This is a missionaire from the SMI Int office.
Possibly liaison between the Sea Org and SMI INT?
The SMI office is part of the SO. A missionaire is a person sent out
to do a specific task based on Mission Orders. Mission Orders are a
type of program. Mission Orders are usually dynamic and require a
person (or persons) to be sent to a specific location to carry them
out. Most often Mission Orders are of short duration.
TTC member AOSH = AOSH is Advanced Org Saint Hill;
TTC = Tech Training Corps
X-DSA = probably Executive Director of Special Affairs. "cleanup" means
fixing some kind of problem.
The "cleanup" would usually involve a problem with a person. It could
be handled by fixing the person(s) "case" or just plain removal from post.
ESTO = ESTablishment Officer. A person who is responsible for matters
like training and physical accomodations. From the context, I am guessing
it is referring to training.
"Writing up your hat" is putting on paper the expertise and processes
that are associated with a staff position.
A minihat is enough policy and hat writeups to get a person
started functioning on a post.
T/ACTION AIDE FB
T/Action Aide means that the person has not yet been approved for the
post. Another point of view is that this is a post.
FB = Flag Bureau
The 7 divisions of a non SO org are:
Hubbard Executive Secretary. This post is over the divisions: HCO,
Dissemination and Treasury.
HCO is Division 1, Dissem is Division 2 and Treasury is Division 3.
HCO stands for Hubbard Communication Office and is responsible for
handling of recruitment, communication and ethics.
Dissem is responsible for getting existing scientologists into the org
and on lines. They send out promotional mail and letters and handle
people when the show up at the org.
Treasury has 3 sections: Income, Disbursements and Records Assets and
PES = Public Executive Secretary. Presides over the Public division.
Responsible for getting new people into the org.
BODY REG = Body Registrar. There are essentially Letter Registrars and
The Body Reg handles people who are physically in an org. The Letter
Reg is supposed to write letters good enough to entice existing
scientologists to come in to continue training/processing.
The positions HCOES, PES and Body Reg are all part of a regular
scientology org (also sometimes known as a class IV org.) The HCOES
and PES are subordinates of the Executive Director (ED) of the org.
There is no higher position in an org than ED.
The HCOES may be over the two technical divisions. There was another
Executive Secretary over the Tech and Qual divisions: the OES (Org Exec
Sec. Then there was the PES, Public Exec Sec, but that was mainly for
the 9 division board, which fell into disuse.
Later on, Hubbard put in the Product Officer and Establishment Officer
as sort of free floating executives. According to Hubbard, the
Product Officer "names products and gets them" and the Establishment
Officer makes sure the organization is in place to get those products
(cope and organize).
The position of OPS exists in many kinds of orgs but *not* in a class
DVs or DVS = Disbursement Vouchers. Approval for payments.
EC = Executive Committee.
The EC of an org is composed of HCOES, PES and the person over Tech
JOI = Judge of Investigation ?
"This book needs to be M9'ed, sidechecked ...".
This actually is a method of control and a way to DIMINISH
understanding by reducing critical thought. M9 is where the text is read
aloud and if you stumble or pause, it means there is a word you don't
understand. Not that there is something wrong in the text but somethign
wrong with YOU.
"The new perception line has not been found".
Hubbard used the word "line" to indicate a channel of communication or
vector. For instance he had a maxim that said "the bank follows the line
of attack". This would, as an example, be used to explain mob action.
The leader creates a "line of attack" and the banks (the reactive
minds) of the mob naturally follow the attack vector or line. My
first guess for a definition of "perception line", would be something
like a preconceived or preestablished way of receiving information.
"The PRO is going on with O/Ws and conditions on her false stats".
Public Relations line:
Hubbard's theory is that a person is held back from doing well in a
particular area because of overts. An overt is something a person
does which is contra-survival action (by their own consideration). An
overt causes the person to withdraw from an area. Following the overt
is a attempted hiding of that overt and this hiding is referred to as
a withold. (i.e. you steal something and hide your participation in
the theft - overt and withold.)
In Scientology an overt is what is considered wrong by the
organization! This idea that an overt is what YOU think you did wrong is
one of the scams. Otherwise what the Greek government is doing is not an
overt as they don't think so! No, an "overt" is what Hubbard and the group
disagree with. Simple as that. That's why you study what is a "crime" and
a "misdeameanor" and when you write up OWs, that is why they must be
approved by an Ethics Officer, because they don't trust YOU to know what
is a crime.
Running Overt/Witholds is a method where the person is asked about the
overts they have committed and then being asked about the attempts to
hide the overt(s). When the person is able to talk about those
things, then Hubbard felt that a persons "reach" into that area where
the overt occurred would be increased and enabling the person to more
effectively work in that area.
The scam is that you learn to avoid the area!
That's the control! Example: you complain about a senior. That's
an overt. You come to learn to not complain about a senior! You don't
learn to do it! You learn to AVOID it! That's the control and they do it
by making you think you are doing the opposite!
"I was pulled onto a flap".
A flap is a unfavorable situation with negative impact. An example of
a flap would be a scientologist arrested and the newspapers reporting
[This was probably sent to OSA EU by the former Board Chairman of KEFE,
Ilias Gratsias, after an interview in TELETORA TV, which was a Public
Relations disaster for KEFE].
From the bottom up here is the way the regular scientology orgs are
Class IV Orgs
Saint Hill Orgs
Each of the level of organizations supplied a different set of
services. When the scientologist finished at one, they were supposed
to naturally migrate up to the next level of organization.
Missions, prior to 1982, were primarily independant and run by people
who, in exchange for being allowed to use Hubbards "tech", were
supposedly obligated to provide a regular flow of people to the Class
IV Orgs. There was always some services that could be given at either
the Mission or Class IV orgs. Services consisted of basic courses,
(HAS, HQS, Dianetic Auditor) and basic auditing (Dianetics). The
definition of what can be given at a Mission vs a Class IV org has
been redefined a number of times. After 1982, the Missions were put
under much tighter control by SMI, a SO management bureau.
Class IV orgs could offer anything that a Mission could offer plus all
auditing grades and training up to the Power Processes. (Power
Processes may or may not now be offered by the Saint Hill (SH)
Organizations and were the exclusive domain of the SH orgs). These
services were essentially Dianetics and the Grades 0-IV both training
and auditing. A auditor who completed all the training was known as a
Class IV auditor (thus the name).
Saint Hill orgs offer the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course.
Depending on current conditions, they offered the Power Processes and
sometimes (depending on the current policies) they would offer the
Clearing Course. A completion of the Briefing course was a Class VI
Advanced orgs offered the Clearing Course, and the advanced levels, OT
0 - VII. Offers training up to (as I recall) Class VIII.
Flag offers everything that any of the other orgs offers plus it
delivers the most advanced training and auditing not available
elsewhere such as the Class XII course and OT VIII auditing.
There is a SO management structure which I will confess I do not
understand except in general terms. The top part of this apparently
exists at GOLD, near Hemet in south of California, USA. From that
position all administration flows. The CMO (Commodore's Messenger
Org) is senior to the SO, but others say that CMO is a SO-type unit
Flag units run the everyday management actions but these are run by WDC
which is run by RTC. If it is all smooth, RTC stays with the flaps and
doesn't bother with org management.All orgs above Missions must
obey the SO command structure. Prior to 1982, Missions were very
independant because they were corporately independant. It is obvious
that the SMI management arm is managing Missions much more closely
since then, but I do not know if the the Missions are still
KYP / EYP = The Hellenic Intelligence Agency
OC = Orthodox Church
SP = Supressive Person
Div.6 = Division 6
EP = End Phenomena / End Product
EXTCOMMOSAEU = External Communications OSA Europe
ARM = Anti Religious Movement
L or l = father Anthony Alevizopoulos
INV OFF = Investigation Office / Officer
MH = Mission Holder
ED = Executive Director / Executive Directive
PTS = Potential Trouble Source / Points
TYPE-C = PTS situation Type C (very critical)
WISE = World Institute of Scientology Enterprises
CR = Compliance Report
DR = Daily Report
WR = Weekly Report
KR = Knowledge Report
JW = Jehowa Witnesses
LRH = Lafayette Ron Hubbard / Lunatic Racist Hubbard
OT = Operating Target / Operating Thetan
VT = Vital Target
IT = Investigation Target
PT = Primary Target / Present Time
MT = Major Target
LT = Legal Target
PGM = Program
PJT = Project
PR = Public Relations
PRO = Public Relations Officer
2D = Family / Sex / second dynamic
OUT-2D = Unlawful love relationship
STATS = Statistics
ACK = Acknowledgment
RE = Regarding / Reference
ENTHETA = Negative publicity
THETA = Positive publicity
OCA = The "Oxford" 200-questions test
OL = Opinion Leader / Open Line
PL = Policy Letter / Perception Line
CSI = Church of Scientology International
DA = Dead Agenting
PI = Private Investigator
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