Meant? Whose intention was that?
We dunno either uniquemand, however, as an outside wildly theety-tweetie'(?) possibility, perhaps there is a level of Conscious Being/Consciousness that is distinctly 'above' or 'higher' or 'greater' than that of man' in terms of function, as well as being higher/greater/prior to (the consciousness of) man, in terms of form. Thus being with the power of intention, regarding man (/mankind).
Of course such silliness of concept was as laughable to Hubbard in his time as it is to any dedicated scientologist in the world today, in theirs.
Ron made it clear The Person is the Thetan yes? (make no mistake about it)? Well then, the 'person' must be endowed with what the Thetan is endowed with, being chiefly, Cause over them Selves (pardon the plural, it's a natural pun).
By way of implicit or explicit means, most religions throughout world history have put forward the idea/concept that universal mankind (and thus individual man) is of a level of consciousness that is below or lesser than that of a consciousness that is higher and greater than man (which higher and greater level of consciousness preceeded and predated man).
In Rons spiritual cosmology such a concept of there being any consciousness higher than his, & therefore all of mankind's, was put to rest quickly with his bolt-out-of-the-blue 'discoveries' that proved the consciousness of man and the consciousness of god were one in the same consciousness. Where 'God' was the word most backward primitive implanted theologies and religions used to formulate the concept. But they were dealing with implanted concepts, while Ron was dealing with Truth. Thus....
Ron discovered Thetan.
In a bold twist of Neitzsche's bold statement that 'God is Dead', Ron said: God is Alive (and 'You are He'). Lol. Well he didn't actually say God was dead or that God was alive or that You were He or that You are God, he merely went to great lengths to make sure you imagined 'You Could Be God'. Provided certain qualifications were met by you. Financial and otherwise. It's all been thoroughly researched (and meticulously codifed by Ron) at great risk to his personal well-being, for you.
Hence The Tech of Thetanical Being was born. A one-up-man-ship (of spiritual sorts) to his former mentors thelema and thoth.
Where is the dotted line? I'm signin up. Lol. & the rest as they say, is history. The Scientology Homo-Novis proving once and for all that man is God (circa 2009). Or will be right after the next level of Hubbard's Spiritual Training. Lol.
Perhaps there 'is' a level of Conscious Being that is Greater and Higher and More Beautiful than the level of Conscious Being of Man & Mankind Uniquemand? And perhaps Lord Xenu and his Loyal Officers were a figment of imagination?
Perhaps Ron simply misunderstood the relationship between a person (being temporal) and the Thetan that animated that person (being Eternal)? And almost by accident discovered that persons that wanted to be God, all the world over, flocked to his religion in droves? (with money in fist over hand).
As for Good Twins comment. I'm with her all the way.
Peace follows stillness just as carnage follows war.