CONTROL, 1. you are stating a greater truth when you say that control is predictable change than if you say control is start, change and stop because start and stop are, of course, necessary to change. You might say the thinking or philosophic definition would be predictable change. (5703C10) 2. when we say control, we simply mean willingness to start, stop and change. (Dn 55!, p. 100) 3. positive postulating, which is intention, and the execution thereof. (Scn 0-8, p. 36)
CONTROL CASE, 1. the case where control is obsessive or other-determined, or where the individual is controlling things out of compulsion or fear. (Dn 55!, p. 100) 2. the person who feels he must be cold blooded in order to be rational is what is called in Dianetics a “control case,” and on examination will be found to be very far from as rational as he might be. People who cannot experience emotion because of their aberrations are ordinarily sick people. (SA, p. 94)
CONTROL CENTER, l. the control center of the organism can be defined as the contact point between theta and the physical universe and is that center which is aware of being aware and which has charge of and responsibility for the organism along all its dynamics. (Scn 0-8, p. 84) 2. every mind may be considered to have a control center. This could be called the “awareness of awareness unit” of the mind, or it could be called simply “I”. The control center is cause. It directs, through emotional relay systems, the actions of the body and the environment. It is not a physical thing. (HFP, p. 30)
CONTROL CIRCUIT, the control circuit may conduct itself as an interior entity which takes the preclear out of the auditor’s hands. When preclears are very hard to handle, take the bit in their teeth and try to run their own cases despite anything the auditor may do, they are running on control circuit B, recorded commands which make the preclear misbehave under auditing. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 204)
Hubbard, L. R., (1975) Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary, Los Angeles: Church of Scientology of California Publications Organization.