Scientology/Dwindling Sprial


Hi Laurie, could you please explain the Dwindling Spiral and especially the end result. Do you think Revelation 18:23 hints of the end result?

Revelation 18:23 King James Version.
And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.

A dwindling spiral is simply the mechanism of things that are already bad making things worse.

A modern example is climate change.  Arctic and Antarctic thawing is causing less heat reflection back into space and more release of formerly sequestered greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane.  This is speeding up atmospheric heating and climate change.  It's a dwindling spiral.

People being aberrated causes them to do things which create even more aberration in both themselves and others.  That's a dwindling spiral.  An instance of this is the mental and spiritual sickness of the North Korean elite causing them to oppress the entire populace, which aberrates the populace as well.  Things being bad making other things worse.

A smaller example is kids getting a poor education, so that they are not competent, and cannot produce and be successful.  They grow up, join in families, and teach their own kids even less than they know.  Unable to be successful, the kids form new families, are unhappy, frustrated, angry at life, abuse each other and their kids, abuse substances, etc., and while the first generation only had a poor education, the third generation are mentally and spiritually battered, incompetent, apathetic, and hopeless.  Dwindling spiral.

One could interpret Revelation 18:23 as being a restatement of this law of human nature.  The end result of dwindling spirals is darkness and solidity.


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Laurie Hamilton


I am able to answer questions regarding Scientology practices and procedures, religious philosophy, donations, religious rites, management, administrative and staff matters.


I am a second generation Scientologist whose parents began in Dianetics in 1950 and studied directly with L. Ron Hubbard. I have been personally active in the church for nearly 50 years, have eleven years former staff experience in both technical and administrative areas, and extensive technical and administative training and counseling. I am "clear" and "OT." I come from an extended family of many religions, but my spouse and children are Scientologists, as are my siblings and their spouses, several cousins, nieces, nephews, an aunt, and an uncle. Between us we have had every good and bad experience one might go through in the church at every level.

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