Basic PTS Definitions, Illustrated


PTS Basic Definitions Sheet (PTS C/S 1)

(This is often called PTS C/S Instruction No 1 as it is the first thing to do before the actual handling of any PTS situation. The C/S is the Case Supervisor - the person that guides and oversees the activity through writing instructions for the auditor to do in session).

Degree of liking or affection or lack of it. Affinity is a tolerance of distance. A great affinity would be a tolerance of or liking of close proximity. A lack of affinity would be an intolerance of or dislike of close proximity. Affinity is one of the components of understanding; the other components being reality and communication.

The degree of agreement reached by two ends of a communication line. In essence, it is the degree of duplication achieved between cause and effect. That which is real is real simply because it is agreed upon, and for no other reason.

"The interchange of ideas or objects between two people or terminals. More precisely the definition of 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." "Communication by definition does not need to be two-way. Communication is one of the component parts of understanding."

A sudden drop or cutting of one's affinity, reality, or communication with someone or something. Upsets with people or things come about because of a lessening or sundering of affinity, reality, or communication or understanding. It's called an ARC break instead of an upset, because, if one discovers which of the three points of understanding have been cut, one can bring about a rapid recovery in the person's state of mind. It is pronounced by its letters A-R-C break.

Anything which has opposing sides of equal force; especially postulate-counter-postulate, intention-counter-intention or idea-counter-idea; and intention-counter-intention that worries the preclear

1. An aggressive or destructive act by the individual against one or more of the eight dynamics (self, family, group, mankind, animals or plants, mest, life or the infinite).
2. That thing which you do which you aren't willing to have happen to you.

An undisclosed harmful (contra-survival) act.

An undisclosed contra-survival act which has been restimulated by another but not disclosed. This is a withhold which another person nearly found out about, leaving the person with the withhold in a state of wondering whether his hidden deed is known or not.

1. To conclude, decide or resolve a problem or to set a pattern for the future or to nullify a pattern of the past.
2. That self-determined thought which starts, stops or changes past, present or future efforts.
3. In ST the word postulate means to cause a thinkingness or consideration. It is a specially applied word and is defined as causative thinkingness.

1. (Prefix) Opposition, as in direction or purpose; for example countermarch, counteract.

1. Of or pertaining to an enemy.
2. Feeling or showing enmity; antagonistic.

1. Mutual resistance; opposition; hostility.
2. The condition of being an opposing principle, force or factor.

1. A person or group opposed to the pc or what the pc is doing. This can be due to a number of factors. Misunderstandings, cross-purposes, hate, opposite convictions, but can also include situations where the pc is actually provoking the person in some way to antagonize him. Such a terminal could be called a Suppressive Person but this term is very loaded and often inaccurate and problematic. Often pc's will have one of their parents as their Antagonistic Terminal. The parent is usually well-intended but the relationship has gone bad. Since we are handling the pc and not the Antagonistic Terminal there is no need to pass judgment on his state of case or basic motivations. The pc can go PTS to an Antagonistic Terminal and it would be handled with standard PTS tech.
2. A possible Suppressive Person, but his state of case and motivations not determined.
3. A person or group antagonistic to the pc, but with no real thought of "doing the pc in", "weave a web" or any such thing. He is simply opposed to the pc and fighting him in some way. Such a terminal on the pc's case is best dealt with using PTS tech.
4. An AT is simply a person or group that, to be correctly handled on the case,  has to be addressed with PTS tech. Antagonistic terminals (AT's) to some pc's look like their family album with a dominating spouse or parent on top of the list. Lists "usually include father, mother, wife or wives, husband, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, lovers". ( Quote from PTS RD).

1. To squash, to sit on, to make smaller, to refuse to let reach, to make uncertain about his reaching, to render or lessen in any way possible by any means possible. to the harm of the individual and for the fancied protection of a suppressor.

1. Suppression is "a harmful intention or action against which one cannot fight back." Thus when one can do anything about it, it is less suppressive.

1. A person with certain behavior characteristics and who suppresses other people in his vicinity and those other people when he suppresses them become PTS or potential trouble sources.
2. A person who has had a counter-postulate to the pc you are handling (see Antagonistic Terminal).

1. Are defined as those which seek to destroy Scn or which specialize in injuring or killing persons or damaging their cases or which advocate suppression of mankind.

1. A case that betters and worsens. A roller-coaster is always connected to a suppressive person and will not get steady gains until the suppressive is found on the case or the basic suppressive person earlier. Because the case doesn't get well he or she is a potential trouble source to us, to others and to himself.
2. Gets better, gets worse, gets better, gets worse.

1. Somebody who is connected with an SP who is invalidating him, his beingness, his processing, his life, or even his group. It is a technical thing. It results in illness and roller-coaster and is the cause of illness and roller-coaster.
2. The PTS guy is fairly obvious. He's here, he's way up today and he's way down tomorrow and he gets a beautiful session and then he gets terribly ill. That's the history of his life.
3. The mechanism of PTS is environmental menace that keeps something continually keyed-in. This can be a constant recurring somatic or continual, recurring pressure or a mass. The menace in the environment is not imaginary in such extreme cases. The action can be taken to key it out. But if the environmental menace is actual and persists it will just key-in again. This gives recurring pressure unrelieved by usual processing.

1. Search and discovery of suppression is called an "S and D." It locates the suppressive on the case.
"Remember that the real suppressive person (SP) was the one that wove a dangerous environment around the pc. To find that person is to open up the pc's present time perception or space. It's like pulling a wrapping of wool off the pc.
"The SP persuaded or caused the pc to believe the environment was dangerous and that it was always dangerous and so made the pc pull in and occupy less space and reach less.
"When the SP is really located and indicated the pc feels this impulse not to reach diminish and so his space opens up.
"The difference between a safe environment and a dangerous environment is only that a person is willing to reach and expand in a safe environment and reaches less and contracts in a dangerous environment.
"An SP wants the other person to reach less. Sometimes this is done by forcing the person to reach into danger and get hurt so that the person will thereafter reach less.
"The SP wants smaller, less powerful beings. The SP thinks that if another became powerful that one would attack the SP.
"The SP is totally insecure and is battling constantly in covert ways to make others less powerful and less able."