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VI. Idea of Man

A basic consideration in Scientology is that man is above all a spiritual being, a thetan, a kind of soul, nonmaterial and immortal, which possesses unlimited powers and potentials. This thetan takes in its possession a material human body when it comes to the world.

A basic consideration in Scientology is that man is above all a spiritual being, a thetan, a kind of soul, nonmaterial and immortal, which possesses unlimited powers and potentials.

The thetans were once trapped in the chains of the material world and lost the knowledge of their actual beingness. In this aspect Scientology reminds one of Gnosticism and Neo-Gnostic movements, in which it is usually thought that they possess a lost (often secret) knowledge of the basic identity of man, and that their task is to awaken his original spiritual and divine awareness, so that he is even able to freely go over the border of life and death.

VII. Salvation
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