Definitions

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  • n. A soul or spirit or being.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek θῆτα (thēta, "theta"), which is used in Scientology to represent the source of life.

Examples

  • However, the thetan is responsible for the creation of MEST.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Cruise ‘is Christ’ of Scientology

  • If I suggested to you that a human is an immortal alien spiritual being, termed a thetan, that is trapped on planet Earth in a physical body, I have no doubt that you would denigrate it, yet it is as plausible as your ideas; I have no problems in hammering your ideas, because the idea of god is an unproven, baseless fantasy.

    Army Rumour Service

  • South Park is pretty much right EXCEPT they kept saying the word thetan wrong.

    Articles

  • The actual details of how that rebirth occurs are not fully understood by church outsiders, but some core beliefs of Scientology are that every human being is really an immortal spiritual being known as a thetan and that the “meat bodies” we inhabit are merely vessels we shed upon death.

    Scientology service to mourn Isaac Hayes

  • As I've oft said, if you're calling thetan auditing in Scientology "crazy", then you've also got to explain transubstantiation in Catholicism, reformed Egyptian tablets in Mormonism, 83% of the Old Testament, and your lucky Atlanta Braves towel.

    i'm with

  • "As I've oft said, if you're calling thetan auditing in Scientology" crazy ", then you've also got to explain transubstantiation in Catholicism, reformed Egyptian tablets in Mormonism, 83% of the Old Testament, and your lucky Atlanta Braves towel."

    i'm with

  • Notice that I've used my username thetan; this is so that the tags will be preserved.

    Archive 2006-04-01

  • While there will be mourning at jett's funeral, according to scientology, his spirit, called a thetan, is still alive.

    New York News, Weather, Sports & Traffic - WCBSTV.com

  • His new creed promised to improve the condition of the impure immortal spirit, or "thetan," through "auditing" -- an ongoing process for which Scientologists must pay a fee to the church.

    The Passion of ‘Anonymous’

  • A person, or "thetan," as they ` re called in Scientology, exercises, sits in a sauna and takes vitamins to clear the body of toxins.

    CNN Transcript Jun 23, 2005

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