The Human Spirit
Until HBO’s Going Clear, chances are if you asked anyone to recite what the Church of Scientology truly believes at its roots, few would have been able to answer. Truth be told, many of these people probably have heard the belief system, but maybe attributed it as the plot of the next Ridley Scott movie. According to the Church of Scientology’s belief system, a human’s physical form is just a shell for a thetan, or a spirit that makes up the persons core self. The thetan is the “mind” of the human and all physical components are just aspects that it controls. The human body is thought to be a shell that the thetan moves on from after the physical form expires.