POWER, 1. power is being able to do what one is doing when one is doing it. (HCO PL 3 Apr 72) 2. a person who is hatted can control his post. If he can control his post he can hold his position in space-in short, his location. And this is power. When a person is uncertain, he cannot control his position. He feels weak. He goes slow. (HCO PL 23 Jul 72) 3. law: the power of a thetan stems from his ability to hold a position in space. This is quite true. In Scientology 8-80 the base of the motor is discussed. It holds two terminals in fixed positions. Because they are so fixed, power can be generated. If a thetan can hold a position or location in space he can generate power. If he cannot, he cannot generate power and will be weak. (HCO PL 29 Jul 71) 4. power is proportional to the speed of particle flow external and internal in an organization. (FO 747) 5. the rapidity of particle flow alone determines power. (HCO PL 16 Apr 65RA III) 6. power process(es) (LRH ED 103 INT)
Hubbard, L. R. (1976). Modern Management Technology Defined. Los Angeles: Church of Scientology of California Publications Organization United States.
POWER, 1. the amount of work which can be accomplished in a unit of time, or the amount of force which can be applied in a unit of time. Power has the connotation of being potential. Power does not necessarily mean application of it. ( SH Spec 83, 6612C06) 2. the ability to maintain a position in space. (PAB 131)
Hubbard, L. R., (1975) Dianetics and Scientology Technical Dictionary. Los Angeles: Church of Scientology of California Publications Organization.
THE POWER (defined as light-year kilotons per microsecond) OF A THETAN IS MEASURED BY NOTHING ELSE THAN THE DISTANCE (defined as spherical spatial length) AROUND HIM IN HIS ENVIRONMENT THAT HE CAN CONTROL.
And that is the power of a thetan; the totality of it, believe it or not.
WHEN A THETAN EXERTS THIS POWER UNCLEVERLY, HE BRINGS ABOUT DESTRUCTION.
And thus you get a fascist state that destroys itself. It’s got the control but not good sense.
And so that is where good sense and judgment enter in.
WHEN GOOD SENSE AND GOOD JUDGMENT ARE NOT ADDED INTO CONTROL, CONTROL GETS A BAD NAME.
And that is where you get the idea that people shouldn’t control.
A WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR CONTROL OR ANOTHER’S IS TO DO IT ON A GRADIENT.
If a thetan is having trouble controlling things, get him to control things on a gradient and he’ll snap right out of it.
DEFINITIONSGOOD CONTROL: Harmonious alignment.
BAD CONTROL: Disharmonious alignment.
And by the way, you have art here, too!
WAR: Bad control having to be exerted because good control wasn’t exerted. And this also defines destruction.[…]
Hubbard, L. R. (1982). OT Maxims The Technical Bulletins of Dianetics and Scientology (1991 ed., Vol. XII, pp. 414-415). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications, Inc.