Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wow! What Wins

Go to this page, The Basics Wins, and watch the video. It's really cool! If you are new to Scientology there will be some words you may not be familiar with, so here are a few definitions to help:

Org - short for "Organization" which means a Scientology Church
Cognition - A realization about life
Postulate - a conclusion, decision or resolution made by the individual himself to resolve a problem or to set a pattern for the future or to nullify a pattern of the past. For example, a person says, “I like Model T Fords. I am never going to drive another car.” Years later, no longer consciously aware of this postulate, he will wonder why he is having so much trouble with his Buick; it’s because he has made an earlier promise to himself. In order to change he has to change that postulate.
Grade 4 - A Scientology Auditing level that helps a person move out of fixed conditions.

Saturday, April 26, 2008

How to Achieve Your Dreams

We all have dreams that we want to make real. It could be an idea for a project as small as trimming the bushes around your garden or as big as changing your career. The burning question is how do you go about making it happen?

The answer lies in Targets and Goals. You could write out a simple list of targets to achieve your goal and in some cases this will be enough, but what do you do to predict possible problems and plan to overcome them? What if your plan conflicts with other your goals?

The Scientology Handbook contains an entire chapter on Targets and Goals. The chapter answers the questions asked here and a lot more besides. You can read some of the articles from the chapter here at Planning for the Future.

One of the coolest things I found in the Scientology Handbook is the "Administrative Scale". The name sounds kinda dry, but the concept described is mind boggling! This little puppy is the tool you need to get your life, your business or whatever under control and to get every part of it going in the same direction. Can you imagine what it would be like if you knew that everything you did was headed towards achieving your goals? Well, the Administrative Scale (Admin Scale to his friends :) ) is the way to go!

Have fun with your planning and success in achieving your dreams!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Drug-Free Marshals 1st Up at Spring Training Baseball Game

Drug Free Marshals
Here is a cool news item that I've been meaning to post about since I first saw it.

The Drug Free Marshals is a program to help kids stay off drugs. The idea is to use peer pressure to keep kids off drugs rather than the usual scenario of the peer pressure persuading them to take drugs. The program has been running since 1993 when it was created by the Church of Scientology. In the 15 years since it has signed up 4 million Marshals.

The program was recently featured at a Spring Training Baseball Game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Earth Day and The Way To Happiness

"Safeguard and Improve Your Environment" is a precept of The Way To Happiness. The PSA video below demonstrates the importance of this precept. If it takes a while to load then click here: Safeguard and Improve Your Environment PSA.

Click here to view other Public Service Announcements

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bloggers Unite for Human Rights

Bloggers Unite

This year is the 60th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and on May 15th bloggers around the world will be celebrating by posting articles that day all about human rights.

You can find out more by clicking on the graphic to the left.

Join in and promote Human Rights.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Scientology Blogosphere - Posts of the Week - Part 1

There have been so many good posts this week that I am breaking the list into parts.

Four Words You Need to Know to Understand Scientology - This article will give you a full conceptual understanding of some words you really need to know if you want to understand the subject.

Prescription for Violence - psych drugs causing school shootings - What is the relationship between psychiatric drugs like prozac, zoloft, ritalin, etc. and school shootings?

Scientology is recognized as a religion all over the world - Data on religions recognition by governments and courts all over the world. The list of recognitions is huge.

Speaking up about Seroxat - What happened to a guy who had the guts to tell the truth about Seroxat (Paxil) on his blog? There is also a great video showing the lies that were told about the safety of Seroxat.

Another Dumb Hypothetical Disorder... - It turns out that you are crazy and need expensive medication - and you thought you were just using a feature of your cell phone.

Racing for Human Rights - A racing team promotes human rights.

From Dianetics - A personal win from reading the book Dianetics.

Site of the week:
CESNUR: Scientology - The Center for Studies on New Religions maintains a page of news items and articles by religious scholars. Fascinating reading about Scientology from an unbiased and independent 3rd party. CESNUR doesn't take sides, they just report the facts.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Scientology: How do I get started?

Here is a link to a great page from the Church of Scientology of Toronto of simple things you can do to get started in Scientology: Scientology: How do I get started?. It includes data on free introductory services, books and introductory courses.

Actually the entire site is a great introduction to the subject. Just browse around and you'll find all sorts of interesting information, including the Aims of Scientology by L. Ron Hubbard (see if you can find it on the site!).

Friday, April 11, 2008

Research on Scientology

Anyone interested in researching Scientology should definitely check out this article: More Research on Scientology. Someone has spent a lot of time finding this data and I want to acknowledge his efforts by promoting it as widely as I can.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

From Dianetics

I'm reading Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health again and I came across this great quote:
All factors necessary to the resolution of a science of the mind were found within the finite universe and were discovered, sensed, measured and experienced, and became scientific truth. The finite universe contains Time, Space, Energy and Life. No other factors were found necessary in the equation. - L. Ron Hubbard
That really makes clear the down-to-earth foundations that underlie the technology of Dianetics and Scientology. To use them and to see them work requires only accurate application and then a pair of eyes to view the results.

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Scientology - Basic Principles

You can quickly discover what some of the basic principles of the Scientology Religion are by watching a couple of videos. Start with this very short one: The Basic Principles of Scientology and then watch the five that come after it.

I think it is always important to know what something is before forming an opinion about it.