POC Blog

The random technotheolosophical blogging of Reid S. Monaghan


What is Scientology? Information on Scientology From the glossary of terms on the Church of Scientology thetan: an immortal spiritual being; the human soul. The term soul is not used because it has developed so many other meanings from use in other religions and practices that it doesn’t describe precisely what was discovered in Scientology. We use the term thetan instead, from the Greek letter theta (Theta), the traditional symbol for thought or life. One does not have a thetan, something one keeps somewhere apart from oneself; one is a thetan. The thetan is the person himself, not his body or his name or the physical universe, his mind or anything else. It is that which is aware of being aware; the identity which IS the individual. This indeed is a very old idea indeed. The greek leter Theta - which begins "Theos" or God - it is not suprising that this is used to describe the scientologist. For indeed an ancient foe of humanity once said "You shall be as gods". Man's continual self-deification is no surprise, but one would be wise in treating celebrities, like Tom Cruis, as gods. They just might start believing it and call themselves "Thetans" - connecting back to the Greek letter theta - which was actually the traditional symbol for "god" not simply thought or life. Out