What is a WIN anyways? Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know the LRH definition. Fuck that, I am talking about reality here. Okay, let's just state the Scientology definition for the record. It's postulating that a particle moves and having it move or the reverse. It's having a surge of positive emotion and a cognition or an ability attained or an ability regained or just achieving steps towards--or the entirety of--one's objective. In Scientology "wins" are achievable according to scripture through the standard application of Ron's technology. According to Ron, Scientology auditing and training technology is the only way to freedom and immortality. Now, I just received this email from Celebrity Center and it is most curious thing. A major win--a huge success--but there was no auditing or training involved. The win was from giving money to the Church. The key line appears to be this: Once we decided to do the cycle, we both had this huge emotional release and were completely blown-out knowing that we had helped put Scientology there for all of our futures. How did that happen? It sounds remarkably like the wins that Scientologists have in session and on OT levels that they pay a third of a million dollars for. A huge emotional release? Completely blown-out? Whattttttttt????? From giving money? WTF????? How can Scientologists have such cathartic epiphanies & spiritual orgasms outside of an auditing session? It appears that Scientologists are able to "blow out" on symbolism alone. Symbols like "total freedom" and "eternity". Symbols like "....knowing that we had helped put Scientology there for all of our futures." So, let's get it straight. This OT VIII conjured up a mental image of putting Scientology there for all of our futures. That is all that happened. Nothing in the future happened yet. They just got the IDEA of it happening. And from that symbol (idea, image) they were able to completely blow out. These are the same sacred wins that Scientologists have when they become Clear and OT. It is probably accurate that there is a physiological-glandular set of responses that they are able to trigger and experience (e.g. adrenaline, endorphins...) that is akin to a religious reverie or trance. The bizarre thing is that NOTHING IS HAPPENING in that room except these folks are giving $750,000 that they clearly cannot afford to give. And they experience a cosmic blow out "WIN" as a result. This is a real clue to understanding why people believe in Scientology even when their personal lives are going to hell. Probably, bank robbers, rapists and serial killers get huge "wins" too, so what does that tell us? I gotta think some more about this............... Ideas?