Saturday, July 26, 2008

Another week of blogging

Here are just a few of the great posts from the Scientology Blogosphere that were written this week:
  • Giveaway! How To Use Dianetics DVD! - A great offer!  Win a "How to use Dianetics" DVD by posting a comment to the Life Repairman site.  See the link above for full details.  I can tell you from personal experience that Dianetics counseling is phenomenal.  The gains I've had from it have been tremendous.
  • New Scientology Volunteer Ministers Center Opens in Vienna - Good news for Austrians.  The largest independent relief organization in the world has opened a center in the beautiful Austrian capital, Vienna.  The Volunteer Ministers have been awarded citations for their relief work in 119 severe disasters, they also provide disaster response training to police, fire fighters, medical professionals, Red Cross and members of other volunteer organizations. They specialize in restoring calm, organizing the resources available, and providing maximum help to relief workers and victims of disaster. (And that includes helping people with the small, every day disasters of life.)
  • How to get links to your website - Some tips on making your website or blog better known from an expert on the subject, our very own Jere Matlock! 
  • Scientology Volunteer Ministers in Zambia—Helping Those who Help in Times of Disaster - The Volunteer Ministers African Good Will Tour has been busy giving Zambian police officers disaster relief training.
  • Prozac (Fluoxetine) Side Effects and Withdrawal Symptoms and Zyprexa Lawsuit Settlements - If you need to inform anyone of the dangers of prozac then the first article is the one to send them to.  If you want to highlight the dangers of psych drugs and the unethical behavior of the pharmaceutical companies, then the second article is the one.  The "Side Effects of Antidepressants and Antipsychotics" blog pumps out well written and informative articles on, not just drugs, but many other aspects of the psychiatric field.  I recommend you bookmark it and link to it on your blog.
  • The Other Triangle and The Mind and KRC - Many people know about the ARC triangle in Scientology, but what is the second triangle?  And what does it have to do with the mind?  The questions are answered in these articles.
  • Marriage Quotes...and a Few Personal Thoughts, Part 1 - Stan Dubin has a couple of excellent blogs.  Here is a great article from his Marriage Success blog.
  • A Note about Clear - What is a Clear?  An informative article from Julia.
  • Cost of Scientology Services - Again - An answer to some questions about Scientology donations.  Maybe you'd like to add your two cents?
There's lots more where those came from.  Check out the Scientology Blogosphere.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

This week on the Scientology Blogosphere

Here are some great articles from the blogs of Scientologists that were written this week:
  • Get a Better ROI on Life - Desi tells us how Scientology Auditing is helping her to handle things that have been problems for many years. "It's practical magic. It works easily and well and better than anything else for the same reason that aqueducts worked better than hollow logs - better technology means better results. I use it for the same reason we use computers and not an abacus - once you figure out the science behind better tools, you're never going back to the old way to do things. In my book, Scientology is better tools for living based on better and more organized data."
  • It takes smarts to think for yourself - Mickey is an Italian teenager who does not live a cloistered life. She lives in the U.S. and spends summers in Italy. Her world is filled with activity and friends- many of them Scientologists, many of them not. Lets hear her viewpoints.
  • What we don't believe - It is quite amazing the weird ideas people get about what Scientologists do and don't believe. Here are a some I've encountered.
  • Interview With Actress Cassandra Hepburn - The lovely and talented actress and Scientologist Cassandra Hepburn has a new movie coming out.
  • Young Scientologists; Old Scientologists - In case you hadn’t guessed it, Scientologists are young and old, babies and grandfathers. There are first generation Scientologists, second generation Scientologists, third generation Scientologists and even fourth generation Scientologists. Some Scientologists are fat, some are thin. Some are tall, some are small. Some are European, some are Malaysian. There are Scientologists in Alaska and there are Scientologists in New Zealand and South Africa and elsewhere. Scientologists are here and they are there. They can be anywhere. You work with them, you see them, you listen to their music, you watch them in movies, you read their books, you go to school with them, you see their art, you play with them, you learn from them, you walk past them on the street … and so the world continues to turn.
  • Antidepressants and Antipsychotics being Prescribed for Treatment without Scientific Proof of Chemical Imbalance - Psychiatrists have yet to conclusively prove that a single mental illness has a biological or physical cause, or a genetic origin. Psychiatry has yet to develop a single physical test that can determine that an individual actually has a particular mental illness. Indeed, The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders uses behavior, not physical symptoms, to diagnose mental illness, and it lacks both scientific reliability and validity.
  • European Scientology Volunteer Ministers Behind the Scenes at the EU Cup - Although more than a million fans converged on Austria for the EU Cup last month the entire event came off without incident. Behind the scenes of this and every huge international sports event are the men and women who see to the safety of those attending and handle any emergencies that arise—emergencies that could easily become catastrophes if not cared for quickly and competently.
  • Free Schools Using Study Technology of L. Ron Hubbard Give Hope to Kolkata Children - Bibha Kumari, Sohan Das, Pintu Das and Mukesh Paswan are excellent students. In fact, they are the best students at their school. But four years ago not only had they never seen the inside of a schoolroom but they never dreamed they would be able to do so. Now they have the opportunity to get real education and to truly transform their lives.
There are plenty more where that came from.  Subscribe to the Scientology Blogosphere so you can keep up with all the great news and views.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

David Miscavige Briefing at Maiden Voyage

I attended the Maiden Voyage Event last weekend and it was incredible to see how much we've accomplished in the past year.

As usual it was a total treat seeing David Miscavige at the podium. What in incredible speaker. And he certainly has a way of presenting the news that keeps you riveted to every word he says.

I was so excited to see the new ideal org buildings.

And I, for one, am winning so much on studying the Basic Scientology Books and Lectures that it was a treat seeing the success stories of other people who are winning too.

I love the events David Miscavige emcees. I'm sure the rest of the summer of events will be incredible too.