The Scientology word for spirit is "thetan." It's an inside joke, amongst the Scientology deep inner circle, that "thetan" is a dark practical joke by Hubbard. The original American pronunciation of "thetan" is "Satan with a lisp." Self proclaimed "Beast 666" Aleister Crowley's deep influence on Hubbard during the formative stages of Scientology is undeniable. The parallels between many of Scientology's key basics and Crowley's ideas are numerous. A secular (edit: "secular" bolded and enlarged for emphasis) definition of Satanism would be, the rejection of a higher power and the glorification of oneself as a "god," a "god" above good and evil. It does not need to be "religious" in meaning. It's about power, elitism, amorality, and selfishness. A while back I read an off the record account of a conversation of a Scientology attorney and another. They said, matter of factly, that, of course, they were Satanists. Is this being "OT"? Is Scientology Satanic?