The best way to understand Scientology is by reading Scientology books or listening to one or more recorded lectures by L. Ron Hubbard, readily available at any lending library or through the publisher—New Era Publications for Europe and Bridge Publications for the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania.
For those seeking information on the spiritual beliefs of Scientology and looking for a simple overview on the subject, Scientology: A New Slant on Life is an excellent choice.
It covers the most basic aspects of L. Ron Hubbard’s philosophy and its application to living.
A compilation of Mr. Hubbard’s most famous and popular essays, it covers such important subjects as personal integrity, the immortality of the spirit, and the components of life, called the 8 Dynamics.
Most chapters are two or three pages long and contain one or more fundamentals that not only get you thinking and examining your own past and your relationships, decisions and goals but also give you a practical tool you can apply to improve your life and the lives of those around you.
The Epilogue is an essay by L. Ron Hubbard called “My Philosophy” in which he gives the three principles his own philosophy is based on: 1. “…that wisdom is meant for anyone who wishes to reach for it. It is the servant of the commoner and king alike and should never be regarded with awe.” 2. “…that it must be capable of being applied” and 3. “…that any philosophic knowledge is only valuable if it is true or if it works.”
That theme of workability, applicability and truth runs throughout the book. And it is such good reading and so comprehensible, so lacking in overwhelming terminology or complicated twists and turns that it is most definitely for the commoner and king alike.