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There is a very good answer to a similar question in the book _What is
Scientology?_ The question in the book is "Does Scientology believe in
mind over matter?" The answer is:
Scientology addresses you -- not your mind, not your body,
but you [the spirit]. Scientologists have found that the
spirit is *potentially* superior to material things, and
that the spirit, i.e. you, if cleansed of past traumas,
transgressions and aberrations, can make miraculous changes
in the physical universe that would not otherwise be possible.
Do Scientologists have paranormal powers? Potentially, per Scientology
theory, everyone does. Scientology's O.T. levels are the way one reha-
bilitates them. ("O.T." is Operating Thetan ["thetan" is Scientology's
word for the human spirit], and describes an individual who could operate
totally independently of his body whether he had one or didn't have one.
He's now himself, he's not dependent on the universe around him. [-Basic
Dictionary of Dianetics and Scientology.])