Sunday, December 14, 2003

Hi, did you know ...

Dianetics did not come quietly into the world. Even before publication of L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, excitement had been created on a relatively small scale-small, in hindsight of what was to come later. It had begun with a mimeographed copy of his earlier work Dianetics: The Original Thesis, which was passed hand to hand around the country, and soon followed by an article in the Explorers Club Journal.

Then, on May 9, 1950 Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health reached the bookstores. Almost immediately, a groundswell of public enthusiasm vaulted the book onto national bestseller lists. Stores simply could not keep copies of Dianetics in stock as hundreds of thousands across the nation formed themselves into auditing groups, and Mr. Hubbard’s discoveries even began to take root on distant shores. To meet the astonishing response from all sectors of society-the fashionable, the academic and, most importantly, the man on the street-the publisher instantly ordered further printings of Dianetics. Yet still supply could barely keep pace with demand. By the end of six weeks, Dianetics was not merely a phenomena; it was the beginning of the global movement that continues to grow today.
There were, however, a scant few among society’s ranks who were not quite so enthusiastic, i.e., certain key members of the American medical/psychiatric establishment. That their numbers were pitifully small-literally measured in the dozens-did not necessarily concern them. They were well entrenched and well connected; and when they decided that Dianetics must be stopped to preserve their kingdom, they were fully prepared to make use of every one of those connections.

Thus it was that two diametrically opposed forces were unleashed on May 9, 1950. On the one hand stood the hundred thousand and more everyday men and women who eagerly read and applied Dianetics with extraordinary success. On the other stood a small clique of medical and psychiatric practitioners, who knew nothing of the human mind, and had not even read Dianetics. Nonetheless, they were certain that a handbook, which made self-improvement possible to anyone, would constitute a severe financial loss to the healthcare establishment. After all, they reasoned, how can psychiatrists expect to command large salaries if the man on the street knew more about the mind than they did? Seen within this context then, May 9, 1950 not only saw the birth of Dianetics, but also psychiatry’s first shot that began a war.

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Friday, December 05, 2003

I found a very interesting page on the Net today. This may be from 2000 but still extremely interesting. Getting other people's angles on issues is always educational.

Religious Freedom

The Church of Scientology International is not the only group promoting religious freedom and religious tolerance. Religious Freedom

These sites give you more information and put it more in perspective than I can.

Monday, November 17, 2003

It can't be that a month has gone by since I posted to this blog. Well I guess it shows how busy I've been!

So here is another thought, with Christmas coming up we need to pay more attention to other people's needs other than our own. I would like to share some thoughts regarding helping others.

Scientology recognizes that man is not just so many vials of chemicals fortuitously combined into a remarkable stimulus-response machine. Scientology views man as a spiritual being with native capabilities which can be improved far beyond what is generally believed possible. In fact, it has been demonstrated that man deteriorates to the degree that he denies his spiritual nature and ceases to live with moral values, such as trust, honesty, integrity and other sometimes intangible characteristics.

By seeing man as essentially spiritual, Scientology follows in the traditional view of man and his relationship to the universe. Scientology, however, is unique in that it contains practical means of enabling man to resolve his material concerns and so come to achieve his spiritual aspirations. In this regard Scientology is an improvement over any earlier practice in terms of what it can actually do to help man.

The problems of drugs, education, morals, relationships, trust and others contain solutions in Scientology which do not beget further problems.

The situations to which Scientology can be applied are as varied as human activity itself.

If a child cannot read well and is falling behind the rest of the class, Scientology study technology can help dispense with a liability that would otherwise affect the rest of his or her life.

With Scientology, many, many marriages have been saved and strengthened.

The emphasis in Scientology is on the application of exact methodologies in order to bring about change in the conditions of an individual’s life. The aim of Scientology is to put a person into a condition where he can be more self-determined about living a happier, more fulfilling life.

Millions of people all over the world have used Scientology to improve their lives and help their fellows. This handbook contains the basic Scientology principles and methods most often employed to help people get along better in interpersonal relationships, be more successful in their work, improve their family life, and effectively help their friends, family and associates do the same.

Scientology does not require that one change his or her beliefs or convictions to use it successfully. All you have to do is apply the data and observe for yourself whether or not it works. You as you are now, can do more good for yourself and for those around you than you ever imagined, and gain enormous personal satisfaction doing it.

L. Ron Hubbard wrote the Scientology Handbook for the purpose of giving people tools they can use to help friends and family. This web site covers the full spectrum of things that one can do, just because they want to help.

Scientology Handbook

Friday, October 10, 2003

Being a Friday and the rest of the world is winding down for the weekend, I decided that I wanted to express my concern that people really look for a way to get on better with each other. The people in war torn countries for instance are not going to be off for the weekend having a good time. So my thought for today is to make someone's life a little easier, be kind and lets make the world a at least that much better right now.

Scientology Aims:

"A civilization without insanity, without criminals and without war, where the able can prosper and honest beings can have rights, and where man is free to rise to greater heights, are the aims of Scientology." — L. Ron Hubbard

Scientology Religion

Saturday, September 20, 2003


The dream of making the world a better place has been embraced by every religious movement in history. Indeed, throughout the ages religion has served as the primary civilizing influence on the planet.

The knowledge that man is a spirit is as old as man himself. Only recently, with the advent of Western psychology, have notions cropped up that man is nothing more than an animal, a stimulus-response mechanism. These pronouncements are at odds with every religious tradition, which speak of the “soul,” the “spirit” or the “life force” — to encompass a belief held by all civilized men.

The Scientology religion follows just this tradition of man’s search for his spiritual identity. In Scientology, the individual himself is considered to be the spiritual being — a thetan (pronounced “thay’-tn”). The term is taken from the Greek symbol or letter theta which has long served as a symbol for thought or spirit. Thus, although it is a new religious movement, Scientology is heir to the understanding of thinking men since the beginning of human history that man is a spiritual being who aspires to understand and improve life. The search has been long, but answers now exist in Scientology for anyone who wishes to reach for them.

Wednesday, September 03, 2003

The goal of the Scientology religion is to achieve complete certainty of one’s spiritual existence, one’s relationship to the Supreme Being and his role in eternity. In this regard, countless authorities have affirmed that Scientology sits squarely within the tradition of the world’s major religions.