Silver Meritorious Patron
Those of us here (very few) who lived through this time period and who were on staff and auditing people through their supposed
"Clear Checks" at this time all knew that there was something wrong with what was going on. But we gave LRH the benefit of the doubt and carried on with it, even though we knew in our hearts that many guys we were declaring clear were still totally not-clear.
It was only much later that the reason for this insanity came out: One of Hubbard's own statistics was always "number of Clears made" and his stats had been heavily downtrending for quite a few years. This was of course TOTALLY unacceptable to him and so with a wave of the hand he realised it was not that no Clears were being made but that we were all too thick to realise that we had indeed been making thousands and thousands of them of them and were not recognising the power of the tech!
Voila! Hubbard's stats were UP in a big way.
And that is all there was to that.
On the other hand, there most certainly is a state which can be achieved through Scientology - I have written about this before on this board - which is life-changing for the person and which they describe as being Clear. What that state is exactly I don't know but I have seen it too often to doubt its reality.
So while the definitions for it may vary the fact of it remains very very real.
The state is a state of MIND.