One of RTC’s most crucial functions is its custodianship of the advanced religious
scriptures of Scientology, called the advanced technology. The bulk of Scientology
scriptures are broadly available to anyone seeking spiritual enlightenment. However,
the advanced technology, which represents a very small portion of the scriptures,
is maintained as strictly confidential. Before a parishioner is allowed to use these
materials, he or she must meet the highest ethical standards and have completed
earlier levels of spiritual release, which form the foundation for more advanced religious
services. An individual who has not completed the prior levels of spiritual attainment will
be unable to receive the full spiritual benefits of the more advanced technology.
Scientology churches that minister the advanced technology are
monitored by RTC to ensure the materials of each level are kept secure,
that each church’s license requirements are strictly observed and that
advanced services are ministered exactly as written by Mr. Hubbard.