What are the Scientology Axioms?

October 24, 2007 at 7:52 am 1 comment

In the Scientology Axioms, written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, we find a recapitulation of all the earlier Axioms and Logics, boiled down to a more practical, more fundamental and more forthright list. These axioms are best compared to the axioms of geometry. But the axioms of geometry are really much cruder than the Scientology Axioms, since geometry proves itself by itself and the Axioms of Scientology prove themselves throughout all of life.

In the Scientology Axioms, written by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, we find a recapitulation of all the earlier Axioms and Logics, boiled down to a more practical, more fundamental and more forthright list. These axioms are best compared to the axioms of geometry. But the axioms of geometry are really much cruder than the Scientology Axioms, since geometry proves itself by itself and the Axioms of Scientology prove themselves throughout all of life.

Axiom 1
Life is basically a static.

DEFINITION: A life static has no mass, no motion, no wavelength, no location in space or in time. It has the ability to postulate and to perceive.

Axiom 2
The static is capable of considerations, postulates and opinions.

Axiom 3
Space, energy, objects, form and time are the result of considerations made and/or agreed upon by the static and are perceived solely because the static considers that it can perceive them.

Axiom 4
Space is a viewpoint of dimension.

Axiom 5
Energy consists of postulated particles in space.

Axiom 6
Objects consist of grouped particles.

Axiom 7
Time is basically a postulate that space and particles will persist.

Axiom 8
The apparency of time is the change of position of particles in space.

Axiom 9
Change is the primary manifestation of time.

Axiom 10
The highest purpose in the universe is the creation of an effect.

Axiom 11
The considerations resulting in conditions of existence are fourfold:

a. AS-ISNESS is the condition of immediate creation without persistence, and is the condition of existence which exists at the moment of creation and the moment of destruction, and is different from other considerations in that it does not contain survival.

b. ALTER-ISNESS is the consideration which introduces change, and therefore time and persistence, into an AS-ISNESS to obtain persistency.

c. ISNESS is an apparency of existence brought about by the continuous alteration of an AS-ISNESS. This is called, when agreed upon, reality.

d. NOT-ISNESS is the effort to handle ISNESS by reducing its condition through the use of force. It is an apparency and cannot entirely vanquish an ISNESS.

Axiom 12
The primary condition of any universe is that two spaces, energies or objects must not occupy the same space. When this condition is violated (a perfect duplicate) the apparency of any universe or any part thereof is nulled.

Axiom 13
The cycle of action of the physical universe is create, survive (which is persist), destroy.

Axiom 14
Survival is accomplished by alter-isness and not-isness, by which is gained the persistency known as time.

Axiom 15
Creation is accomplished by the postulation of an as-isness.

Axiom 16
Complete destruction is accomplished by the postulation of the as-isness of any existence and the parts thereof.

Axiom 17
The static, having postulated as-isness, then practices alter- isness, and so achieves the apparency of isness and so obtains reality.

Axiom 18
The static, in practicing not-isness, brings about the persistence of unwanted existences, and so brings about unreality, which includes forgetfulness, unconsciousness and other undesirable states.

Axiom 19
Bringing the static to view as-is any condition devaluates that condition.

Axiom 20
Bringing the static to create a perfect duplicate causes the vanishment of any existence or part thereof.

A perfect duplicate is an additional creation of the object, its energy and space, in its own space, in its own time using its own energy. This violates the condition that two objects must not occupy the same space, and causes the vanishment of the object.

Axiom 21
Understanding is composed of affinity, reality and communication.

Axiom 22
The practice of not-isness reduces understanding.

Axiom 23
The static has the capability of total knowingness. Total knowingness would consist of total ARC.

Axiom 24
Total ARC would bring about the vanishment of all mechanical conditions of existence.

Axiom 25
Affinity is a scale of attitudes which falls away from the coexistence of static, through the interpositions of distance and energy, to create identity, down to close proximity but mystery.

By the practice of isness (beingness) and not-isness (refusal to be) individuation progresses from the knowingness of complete identification down through the introduction of more and more distance and less and less duplication, through lookingness, emotingness, effortingness, thinkingness, symbolizingness, eatingness, sexingness, and so through to not-knowingness (mystery). Until the point of mystery is reached, some communication is possible, but even at mystery an attempt to communicate continues. Here we have, in the case of an individual, a gradual falling away from the belief that one can assume a complete affinity down to the conviction that all is a complete mystery. Any individual is somewhere on this Know to Mystery Scale. The original Chart of Human Evaluation was the emotion section of this scale.

Axiom 26
Reality is the agreed-upon apparency of existence.

Axiom 27
An actuality can exist for one individually, but when it is agreed with by others it can be said to be a reality.

The anatomy of reality is contained in isness, which is composed of as-isness and alter-isness. An isness is an apparency, not an actuality. The actuality is as-isness altered so as to obtain a persistency.

Unreality is the consequence and apparency of the practice of not-isness.

Axiom 28
Communication is the consideration and action of impelling an impulse or particle from source-point across a distance to receipt-point, with the intention of bringing into being at the receipt-point a duplication and understanding of that which emanated from the source-point.

The formula of communication is: cause, distance, effect, with intention, attention and duplication with understanding.
The component parts of communication are consideration, intention, attention, cause, source-point, distance, effect, receipt-point, duplication, understanding, the velocity of the impulse or particle, nothingness or somethingness.
A noncommunication consists of barriers. Barriers consist of space, interpositions (such as walls and screens of fast-moving particles) and time. A communication, by definition, does not need to be two-way. When a communication is returned, the formula is repeated, with the receipt-point now becoming a source-point and the former source-point now becoming a receipt-point.

Axiom 29
In order to cause an as-isness to persist, one must assign other authorship to the creation than his own. Otherwise, his view of it would cause its vanishment.

Any space, energy, form, object, individual or physical universe condition can exist only when an alteration has occurred of the original as-isness so as to prevent a casual view from vanishing it. In other words, anything which is persisting must contain a “lie” so that the original consideration is not completely duplicated.

Axiom 30
The general rule of auditing is that anything which is unwanted and yet persists must be thoroughly viewed, at which time it will vanish.

If only partially viewed, its intensity, at least, will decrease.

Axiom 31
Goodness and badness, beautifulness and ugliness are alike considerations and have no other basis than opinion.

Axiom 32
Anything which is not directly observed tends to persist.

Axiom 33
Any as-isness which is altered by not-isness (by force) tends to persist.

Axiom 34
Any isness, when altered by force, tends to persist.

Axiom 35
The ultimate truth is a static.

A static has no mass, meaning, mobility, no wavelength, no time, no location in space, no space. This has the technical name of “basic truth.”

Axiom 36
A lie is a second postulate, statement or condition designed to mask a primary postulate which is permitted to remain.

EXAMPLES: Neither truth nor a lie is a motion or alteration of a particle from one position to another.

A lie is a statement that a particle having moved did not move, or a statement that a particle, not having moved, did move.

The basic lie is that a consideration which was made was not made or that it was different.

Axiom 37
When a primary consideration is altered but still exists, persistence is achieved for the altering consideration.

All persistence depends on the basic truth, but the persistence is of the altering consideration, for the basic truth has neither persistence nor impersistence.

Axiom 38
1. Stupidity is the unknownness of consideration.

2. Mechanical definition: Stupidity is the unknownness of time, place, form and event.

1. Truth is the exact consideration.

2. Truth is the exact time, place, form and event.

Thus we see that failure to discover truth brings about stupidity.

Thus we see that the discovery of truth would bring about an as-isness by actual experiment.

Thus we see that an ultimate truth would have no time, place, form or event.

Thus, then, we perceive that we can achieve a persistence only when we mask a truth.

Lying is an alteration of time, place, event or form.

Lying becomes alter-isness, becomes stupidity.

(The blackness of cases is an accumulation of the case’s own or another’s lies.)

Anything which persists must avoid as-isness. Thus, anything, to persist, must contain a lie.

Axiom 39
Life poses problems for its own solution.

Axiom 40
Any problem, to be a problem, must contain a lie. If it were truth, it would unmock.

An “unsolvable problem” would have the greatest persistence. It would also contain the greatest number of altered facts. To make a problem, one must introduce alter-isness.

Axiom 41
That into which alter-isness is introduced becomes a problem.

Axiom 42
Matter, energy, space and time persists because it is a problem.

It is a problem because it contains alter-isness.

Axiom 43
Time is the primary source of untruth.

Time states the untruth of consecutive considerations.

Axiom 44
Theta, the static, has no location in matter, energy, space or time, but is capable of consideration.

Axiom 45
Theta can consider itself to be placed, at which moment it becomes placed, and to that degree a problem.

Axiom 46
Theta can become a problem by its considerations, but then becomes MEST.

MEST is that form of theta which is a problem.

Axiom 47
Theta can resolve problems.

Axiom 48
Life is a game wherein theta as the static solves the problems of theta as MEST.

Axiom 49
To solve any problem it is only necessary to become theta, the solver, rather than theta, the problem.

Axiom 50
Theta as MEST must contain considerations which are lies.

Axiom 51
Postulates and live communication not being MEST and being senior to MEST can accomplish change in MEST without bringing about a persistence of MEST. Thus auditing can occur.

Axiom 52
MEST persists and solidifies to the degree that it is not granted life.

Axiom 53
A stable datum is necessary to the alignment of data.

Axiom 54
A tolerance of confusion and an agreed-upon stable datum on which to align the data in a confusion are at once necessary for a sane reaction on the eight dynamics. (This defines sanity.)

Axiom 55
The cycle of action is a consideration. Create, survive, destroy, the cycle of action accepted by the genetic entity, is only a consideration which can be changed by the thetan making a new consideration or different action cycles.

Axiom 56
Theta brings order to chaos.

COROLLARY: Chaos brings disorder to theta.

Axiom 57
Order manifests when communication, control and havingness are available to theta.

DEFINITIONS: Communication: the interchange of ideas across space.

Control: positive postulating, which is intention, and the execution thereof.

Havingness: that which permits the experience of mass and pressure.

Axiom 58
Intelligence and judgment are measured by the ability to evaluate relative importances.

COROLLARY: The ability to evaluate importances and unimportances is the highest faculty of logic.

COROLLARY: Identification is a monotone assignment of importance.

COROLLARY: Identification is the inability to evaluate differences in time, location, form, composition or importance.

The above is a summary of states of being which can be used to create, cause to persist, or destroy.

Having agreed to the mechanics and retaining the agreements, the thetan can yet make innumerable postulates which by their contradiction and complexity, create, cause to persist, and destroy human behavior.


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  • 1. Bree Breee  |  December 19, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    I truly admire how you are able to say so much without actually saying anything at all.


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