ENGRAM, 1. a mental image picture which is a recording of a time of physical pain and unconsciousness. It must by definition have impact or injury as part of its content. (HCOB 23 Apr 69) 2. a specialized kind of facsimile. This differs from other mental pictures because it contains, as part of its content, unconsciousness and physical pain. (Dn 55!, p. 12) 3. a complete recording, down to the last accurate detail, of every perception present in a moment of partial or full unconsciousness. (Scn 0-8, p. 11) 4. a theta facsimile of atoms and molecules in misalignment. (Scn 0-8, p. 81) 5. a unit of force which is held in because one has chosen force itself for his randomity. (5312CM13) 6. the word engram is an old one borrowed from biology. It means simply, “a lasting memory trace on a cell.” It may be engraved on more than the cell, but up against Dn processing, it is not very lasting. (SOS, p. 10) 7. physical pain, enmest and entheta held at a specific point on the time track. (SOS, Bk. 2, p. 25) 8. a severe physical pain causes considerable analytical attenuation, shutting off the analyzer thoroughly for a period of time. This, technically, is an engram, although any incident, painful or not, contained in the reactive mind, and occluded by anaten can be considered an engram. (SOS, p. 80) 9. a recording which has the sole purpose of steering the individual through supposed but usually nonexistent dangers. (SOS, p. 10) 10. a severe area of plus or minus randomity of sufficient volume to cause unconsciousness. (Scn 0-8, p. 81) 11. a moment when the analytical mind is shut down by physical pain, drugs or other means, and the reactive bank is open to the receipt of a recording. (DMSMH, p. 153) 12. simply moments of physical pain strong enough to throw part or all the analytical machinery out of circuit; they are antagonism to the survival of the organism or pretended sympathy to the organism’s survival. That is the entire definition. Great or little unconsciousness, physical pain, perceptic content, and contra-survival or pro-survival data. (DMSMH, p. 68) 13. not a sentient recording containing meanings. It is merely a series of impressions such as a needle might make on wax. These impressions are meaningless to the body until the engram keys-in, at which time aberrations and psychosomatics occur. (DMSMH, p. 131) 14. a bundle of data which includes not only perceptics and speech present but also metering for emotion and state of physical being. (DMSMH, p. 245)15. an apparent surcharge in the mental circuit with certain definite finite content. That charge is not reached or examined by the analytical mind but that charge is capable of acting as an independent command. (DTOT, p. 43)
ENGRAM BANK, a colloquial name for the reactive mind. It is that portion of a person’s mind which works on a stimulus response basis. (PXL Gloss) ENGRAM CHAIN, a basic engram and a series of similar incidents. (DTOT, p. 112) See CHAIN. ENGRAM COMMAND, any phrase contained in an engram. (DMSMH Gloss)
ENGRAMIC THOUGHT, 1. thought that demands immediate action without examination by the analytical mind. (Scn Jour 28-G) 2. irrational identity thought by which the mind is made to conceive identities where only vague similarities may exist. Engramic thinking can be stated by A equals A equals A equals A equals A. (DTOT, p. 64)
Hubbard, L. R., (1975) Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary. Los Angeles: Church of Scientology of California Publications Organization.