POTENTIAL TROUBLE SOURCE, 1. a person or preclear who “rollercoasters,” i.e., gets better, then worse. This occurs only when his connection to a suppressive person or group is unhandled and he must, in order to make his gains from Scn permanent, receive processing intended to handle such. (ISE, p. 48) 2. somebody who is connected with an SP who is invalidating him, his beingness, his processing, his life. (SH Spec 63, 6506C08) 3. means the case is going to go up and fall down. He’s a trouble source because he’s going to get upset. He’s a trouble source because he’s going to make trouble. And he’s trouble for the auditor and he’s trouble for us and he’s trouble for himself. (SH Spec 68, 6510C14) 4. it means someone connected to a person or group opposed to Scn. It is a technical thing. It results in illness and roller-coaster and is the cause of illness and roller-coaster. (HCOB 17 Apr 72) Abbr. PTS.
PTS, 1. means potential trouble source which itself means a person connected to a suppressive person. All sick persons are PTS. All pcs who roller-coaster (regularly lose gains) are PTS. Suppressive persons are themselves PTS to themselves. (HCOB 20 Apr 72) 2. is the manifestation of a postulate-counter-postulate. (SH Spec 68, 6510C14) 3. environmental menace that keeps something continuously keyed in. This can be a constant recurring somatic, a continual, recurring pressure or a mass. The menace in the environment is not imaginary in such extreme cases. (HCOB 5 Dec 68)
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