Sunday, December 11, 2005

Scientology in the UK

The Church of Scientology United Kingdom website has a Link to the Church of Scientology in United Kingdom page. There are several links to choose from. I picked this one because it has a great picture of Saint Hill Manor, one of the most beautiful places in the world:

Church of Scientology United Kingdom
Church of Scientology
of the United Kingdom

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

International Association of Scientologists Anniversary

Sounds like there was a lot of fun and giving going on at the 21st anniversary of the IAS: Travolta twirl thrills gala guests

Friday, October 21, 2005

What Scientologist Believe

A Creed is a listing of the beliefs of a religion. The Church of Scientology has a creed and you can find it online here: The Creed of the Church of Scientology

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Facts about Scientology

Here is an excellent site with several booklets about Scientology in various languages: Scientology Effective Solutions

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Information on Scientology

The online version of the reference book What is Scientology is an excellent source of information on Scientology. Scientology Today is a press site where you can find news releases and statistics and demographics about the Scientology religion, which is also useful.

However the best way to learn about Scientology is to read a book by L. Ron Hubbard. There are a two such books online. One is The Scientology Handbook and the other is Dianetics, the Evolution of a Science

If you are looking for some information that isn't published by the Church I recommend: The CESNUR Scientology Page (Center for the Study of New Religions) the Church of Scientology by Dr. J. Gordon Melton (excerpts from his book) Scientology Beliefs, Practices and Symbols from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Freedom

Friday, September 16, 2005

Latest News on Disaster Relief

You can find the latest news on progress in helping those affected by the disaster and on what you can do to help at Scientology Volunteer Ministers Disaster Relief News

Friday, September 02, 2005

You Can Do Something About It

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers are gathering 1000 volunteers to go to the Hurricane Katrina disaster area. If you'd like to volunteer or if you'd like to donate so others can volunteer then go to this site: Scientology Volunteer Ministers

Thursday, August 25, 2005

Description of Scientology is run by people who "try to write accurate, balanced, clear, objective and inclusive articles." Their entry about Scientology is therefore an objective look by a group with a diverse religious background. Read it here: Scientology

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Education and Learning

Being able to learn and learn quickly is vital in our hi-tech society. In my own job I am constantly having to learn new developments and then apply them in my daily work. In Scientology there are many tools available to help a person learn and then apply what they have learned: Education and Learning

Friday, August 19, 2005

Latest News From The UK

Here is a report on the International Arts Festival held at Saint Hill, East Grinstead: Scientology News: International Arts Festival at Saint Hill, East Grinstead

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Scientology deserves respect as religion

Here is a piece from the Daily Herald in Utah, USA: Scientology deserves respect as religion.

Friday, August 12, 2005

Scientology Helps People Reach Their Potential

Here is a piece from the Miami Herald on Scientology in general and Scientology Volunteer Ministers in particular: Scientology Helps People Reach Their Potential

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Scientology in the UK

For those of you who live in the UK, news about Scientology in the UK is available on the Scientology in the United Kingdom web site.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Scientology Volunteer Ministers News

The Scientology Volunteer Ministers site is full of great news on what the Scientology Volunteer Ministers (VMs) are doing to help people all over the world. If you go there today you can read about the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Goodwill Tour in Brazil.

Monday, August 08, 2005

New Look For the Scientology Web Site

The Church of Scientology web site was recently redesigned using a simpler format. One the first page there is a very clear description of Scientology.

Here is an extract from it: Scientology is the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, others and all of life. The Scientology religion comprises a body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths. Prime among these: ...

for more you'll have to visit the home page: Scientology Home Page.

To find out more about the Scientology religion there are religious expertises on the subject, I have a couple of them here for your review along with information about a book on the subject.

Gordon J. Melton's book on the Scientology Religion
A study on the Church of Scientology
A description of Scientology
L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology

Friday, July 29, 2005

Scientology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Here is a very fast way to answer the question "What is Scientology?": Scientology Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Discovering Scientology: The Dynamics of Money Course

If you don't have money and you live in a Western society at this time, then you're in trouble. Many people find the subject of money to be a big problem (the Pink Floyd song "Money" comes to mind). But if you want to be successful and happy in this world in its present form, then you have no choice but to gain an understanding of money. The Dynamics of Money Course applies Scientology to the subject and, because Scientology is the subject of knowing how to know, it answers such questions as "What is money?" "Why don't I have enough of it?" and "How can I live a happy life without giving 200% of my attention to money?"

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

An Excellent Description of Scientology

Here is a short but accurate description of Scientology from the San Antonio Express-News: Scientology offers practical answers

Friday, July 22, 2005

Discovering Scientology: How to Make Work Easier Course

Because Scientology is a practical religion that provides you with tools to live life successfully and because work is 1/3 to 1/2 of your life, then applying Scientology to work is an obvious move. This course does just that and in a way that can not only make work more easier, but more enjoyable too. I personally have used the tools from this course very successfully and I definitely have fun at my job.

Here is the course: How to Make Work Easier Course

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Discovering Scientology: Financial Success Course

Perhaps financial success doesn't sound very religious, but Scientology is an applied religious philosophy and it can be applied to any area of life. Scientology is there to help people, and being poor is not a very happy state to be in. Understanding money and the handling of it can make a person's life better, therefore there is a basic Scientology course covering the subject which I've found extremely helpful in handling my own financial concerns. My personal income has increased steadily over the years, having doubled in the last 10 years alone. I recently hit a ceiling in my present activities and have begun applying the data of this course to break through. After only a couple of weeks, things have started to happen and tomorrow I fly across the country to several meetings, meetings that a month ago were not even a glimmer of a possibility. Anyway, you can read about the course here: Financial Success Course

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses

Monday, July 11, 2005

Discovering Scientology: How to Maintain a Successful Marriage Course

Well, I think I've managed to apply the data from this course very successfully. My wife and I are even better friends and more in love than when we first got married. In fact just this weekend a friend said we always looked like we'd only been together 6-months. So I highly recommend this course: How to Maintain a Successful Marriage Course

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses.

Monday, July 04, 2005

The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR)

July 4th is a day to celebrate freedom and human rights. The Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to restore human rights to the field of mental health. They do this by ensuring that criminal abuses are speedily investigated and prosecuted so that people's rights are legally protected. We need that in these days of vast overprescription of psychiatric drugs and abuse of patients, so I've gotten together links to pages covering the subject:

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Discovering Scientology: How to Be a Successful Parent Course

Is it okay to boast about your own kids? After all, as a parent, you had something to do with how they turned out. Well, whether it's okay or not I'm going to say that my kids are awesome. They are grown up and living happy and successful lives and I attribute it all to my own brilliance ,,, just kidding. When they were growing up, my wife and I applied the data from the How to Be a Successful Parent Course and it worked. When I hear people talking about the hell of the "teenage" years and the "rebellious years" and other such cliches I honestly have no idea what they are talking about, because my kids never went through any of that. They were not angels, they were normal kids, but my wife and I had to tools to make their growing up a pleasure for them and for us.

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Discovering Scientology: How to Improve Your Marriage Course

This is another must for all married couples, and it's also a good course to take before marriage: How To Improve Your Marriage Course

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

What is Scientology for Italians

The Scientology web site in Italian: Scientology

Monday, June 27, 2005

Scientology Resources

The press is really talking a lot right now about Scientology. I have to give some credit that their descriptions are getting better (although some of them are still saying the weirdest things). Anyway, here is a link to a very good resource for accurate data on Scientology: Leisa Goodman - Human Rights Director - Church of Scientology International. Go about half way down the page for all sorts of useful links.

Friday, June 24, 2005

An Impartial Description of Scientology

The Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance are a group who, as their name suggests, are interested in promoting religious tolerance. With that in mind they write up impartial summaries of religions, their history, beliefs, etc. Their summaries attempt to be accurate but impartial. I think they manage this in their description of Scientology: Scientology - Its symbol, history, beliefs, & practices.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Creed of the Church of Scientology

The word "Creed" comes from the Latin word "credo" which means "I believe". Because Scientology is so much in the news recently many people probably want to know what Scientologists believe, so here it is: The Creed of the Church of Scientology

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Scientology in the United Kingdom

For all you folks in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, everything you ever wanted to know about Scientology but were afraid to ask is answered on the Church of Scientology in the United Kingdom web site: Scientology

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

All you ever wanted to know about Scientology but were afraid to ask

The ultimate resource for all things Scientology is of course the Church's own website: Scientology

That may seem obvious, but sometimes the obvious gets missed

Monday, June 20, 2005

Scientology and Scientologists Caring About Children

A keynote of Scientology is responsibility. Because of their religion Scientologists feel a duty to do something about the state of the world and to help their fellow man. Here is an example of a website someone has created that gives data on what Scientologists are doing and tools you can use to help children: The Scientology Religion Helping Children

Note: any green colored links you see on this site are paid advertising put there by the hosting company, Fortune City, and not by the person who created the site.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Discovering Scientology: Starting a Successful Marriage Course

Now here is a course a lot of people could use. In fact I wish I'd taken this course before my first marriage, perhaps it would have been as successful as my second (and final!) one. In fact, I applied the data on the Starting a Successful Marriage Course prior to my second marriage and it sure worked: my wife and have been married for 12 years now and we are still as happy as the first day!

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Discovering Scientology: How to Improve Conditions in Life Course

Improving conditions is what Scientology is all about. I think everyone realizes that the conditions in their life could improve. In fact a basic truth discovered in Scientology is that things either get better or they get worse, nothing stays the same. I've used the data in the How to Improve Conditions in Life Course to help myself and others to turn around bad situations, to improve conditions that were just okay and to maintain improvements.

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Discovering Scientology: How to Improve Relationships with Others Course

Relationships can be a tough area. When I first came across Scientology I was extremely shy so establishing relationships was hard. After learning the data on this course I was able to finally establish lasting relationships with others and was able to handle situations where relationships went wrong or got strained. It's a wonderful course: How to Improve Relationships with Others Course

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses

Friday, June 10, 2005

Discovering Scientology: Personal Values and Integrity Course

For years we've heard talk about "self-esteem" but the people who talk about it never provide workable methods of achieving true self-esteem. Self-esteem is strongly tied to personal integrity and when you lose your personal integrity, you have lost one of the most important things an individual has.

The Personal Values and Integrity Course gives you knowledge on what personal integrity is and then gives you tools to increase or repair your own. It's a great course. I did it many years ago and it caused some very positive changes in, not only my life, but also in the way I viewed and lived life. I've been much happier since.

Click here for a list of all Scientology Life Improvement Courses

Discovering Scientology: Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life Course

One way to find out what Scientology is all about is to study an introductory course. Scientology Introductory Courses are simple, but contain very practical knowledge and techniques that you can use in life immediately. One such course is the "Overcoming Ups and Downs in Life Course". This gives you the basics on what to do about those ups and downs we all hit. Doing well one day and then doing badly the next? Do you make mistakes in certain environments or around certain people? It's all covered in this course.

You can read about other such course here: Scientology Introductory Courses

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

L. Ron Hubbard on "What is Greatness?"

L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, was a man of great compassion who had tremendous faith in mankind. He demonstrated this in much of his writing but probably nowhere more than in the article "What is Greatness?" in which he said, "To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe." The entire article can be read here: What is Greatness?

Thursday, June 02, 2005

The Way To Happiness

Although the book "The Way To Happiness" is not a religious publication, Scientologists use the precepts (rules) in the book to help them live better lives and help their fellow man. The book is amazingly effective in helping people get along. Just look at this quote from Mr. Gregory L. Smith, Director of Partnership Management, National Headquarters of the American Red Cross: "Both Muslim and Christian participants agreed that The Way to Happiness could facilitate the realization of peace between warring factions." It's not often that you see something like that!

The Way To Happiness Foundation distributes the book throughout the world. It's goal is to restore honesty and trust through the use of the common sense moral code contained in the book.

Right now you can get a free eBook version of The Way To Happiness book so click the link, download and read!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

What Scientology Can Do: Communication & Lasting Relationships

If you want to improve your life in the area of getting along with others and forming lasting relationships then I highly recommend the Success Through Communication Course. It was the first course I did in Scientology and, apart from being an excellent introduction to the subject, it made a huge difference in my life. I became much more out going and was able to get along much better with others. I've used the skills I learned to improve my situation at work, to help friends through difficulties and much more besides.

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Creed of the Church of Scientology

A creed is a set of fundamental beliefs. It comes from a Latin word that meant "I believe". So the The Creed of the Church of Scientology is a list of the basic beliefs of Scientologists.

Monday, May 30, 2005

The Aims of Scientology

The aims of Scientology can be summed up as: we want a better world. The original article introducing the aims can be read here: The Aims of Scientology. It gives more specific details.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Scientology Basics: The Factors

Between 1923 and 1953, L. Ron Hubbard did a tremendous amount of research into the spiritual nature of man. In 1953 he published a summation of this examination, which he called "The Scientology Factors". At first glance one may feel they only apply to perhaps the creation of the universe or something equally rarefied, but on closer examination you can see how they can apply to everyday things such as buying a car. For example, taking a look at Factor 1: Before the beginning was a Cause and the entire purpose of the Cause was the creation of effect. Before going to buy a car (before the beginning) one should figure out what effects he intends to create with the car. Do you want to impress your peers or do you want to protect the environment? Working this out before the beginning means that you know your goal and can then be successful in achieving it. Without applying Factor 1 you could end up buying a lemon.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Scientology Basics: The Scientology Axioms

Scientology is a religious philosophy. Most people in the western world don't really know what a religious philosophy is. To most westerners a religion means you believe in God and you carry out some form of worship because that is what they see others doing or it's what they do themselves. A religious philosophy on the other hand is a body of knowledge about the spiritual nature of man that one studies and then uses in his everyday life. That is what Scientology is and one of the basic pieces of wisdom used in Scientology is the "Scientology Axioms". The axioms are concise statements of basic truths about the nature of the human spirit. For example, the question "What is communication?" is answered in Axiom 28.

The Scientology Axioms are available for you to study on the Internet: Scientology Axioms

Friday, May 20, 2005

Applied Scholastics -

The Solution in the Field of Education

It amazes me sometimes how people manage to keep up in our modern society, but then I take a closer look and I see that despite the cell phones on every ear and the programmable TVOs in so many front rooms, most people aren't.

For example, my wife recently advertised for a receptionist at the company she works. She got over 200 applications. 200 people applying for a receptionist position at $10 an hour seemed like a great opportunity to get a high quality person, but out of that 200 there were only 5 who met the literacy and other standards needed for such a position. This is what our educational system producing, semi-literate people who can't even qualify to be a receptionist. I'd say our educators needed some help.

Well that's what Applied Scholastics is all about - help for educators and anyone who wants to learn anything. Here are some links to give you more data:

I hope those give you some helpful ideas.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

What is Scientology?

If you have ever wondered just what Scientology is then look no further than this comprehensive section of the Church's website: What is Scientology?

It's a sort of "Everything you ever wanted to know about Scientology but were afraid to ask" and if you have any questions after taking a thorough look then ... read it again because you missed the answer the first time.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Scientology is Knowledge

On L. Ron Hubbard's birthday this year 18 sets of his lectures were released on CD. They cover everything from human problems to a being's basic purpose. They are probably not 100% suitable for people who don't have some familiarity already with Scientology but for anyone who knows even a little they are a wonderful source of knowledge for living a successful life.

I got them and have been listening to them and the data is mind-blowing! I highly recommend them. You can read all about them here: L. Ron Hubbard Congress Lectures, or you can visit your local Church of Scientology and see audio-visual presentations of what is in each set.

Friday, May 13, 2005

The Church of Scientology Supports Human Rights

The Church of Scientology of New York hosted a reception following the screening of the music video "United", produced by Youth for Human Rights and directed by 19 year old Taron Lexton. The video has been nominated for Best Short Dramatic Film: Emotionally Charged Music Video Brings Human Rights Message

Sunday, March 27, 2005

CESNUR on Scientology

The CESNUR Center for Studies on New Religions presents information on the Scientoogy religion. A number of religious experts have done in depth studies and have come and observed the activities of the Churches of Scientology.

One of these religious experts, J. Gordon Melton, wrote a book on the subject entitled The Church of Scientology (Studies in Contemporary Religions). I found a lot of information about this book, if you take a look at the last link. This is actually an extract from the book.

Its an interesting view.