Ah this is good chance to ask for some clarifications on the Scientology belief as a whole, it would be abit excessive to create an entirely new thread about it.
Prehaps someone could tell me if I understand the entire thing correctly.
-A "thetan" is a spirit of a long-dead dude who was blown up at the volcano and have attached themselves to humans. They in turn cloud the judgement of the human and cause them to believe things that are not true and to act in a harmful manner.
(Basically the "burden on human spirit" theme, which is a very common idea in religions, found in Buddism, Daoism, Christainity, Judaism and Islam)
-Auditing is supposed to remove the aforementioned "burden", and allow the human's own spirit to be able to fully achieve it's own potienal.
(Similar to the "Enlightenment" idea in Buddism/Daoism, where freeing oneself from earthly desires achieves a heightened level of thinking, or "Salvation" in the Abrahamic religions where the fulfillment of certain requirements will be rewarded by God with the removal of the burden)
-Now when somebody reaches "Clear" status, the bad thetans are gone and that burden with it. At which point one moves on to the "OT" levels, where it concentrates on the human's own thetan (spirit).
(I wish it was like that for me. I am Catholic, I don't get to know if I made it until after I die.)
-After the "OT" levels, a scientology gains supernatural powers because they are aware of and can actively control their own soul?
(This is wierd, in all other religions the body is the physical manifestation of the soul, it has no real power in this reality besides influencing the body, under this interpretation the body and soul are two seperate entities.)
Afew things I still don't understand:
-What happens to the spirit after death? Is there an afterlife or reincarnation aspect to the belief? Also, is there any difference in what happens to somebody who is not "Clear" and those who are "Clear" or "OT"?
-How do they explain the fact that "OT"s are obviously not able to use supernatural powers?
-If becoming "Clear" means the harmful thetans who are gone are unable to any longer influence the human, why does the entire "Xenu story" need to be revealed after being cleared? Wouldn't the false truths that they cause be gone already?
-What's the end goal? To gain control of one's own thetan, or is there something else?