Parenting: The Importance of Understanding Dianetics (Part 1)

Dianetics has so many uses within the family. Many have been covered in articles on this site: how to handle injuries, calm and quiet birthing, assists to help moms during pregnancy and after the birth, etc. Yet in some ways this only scratches the surface of the use of this subject.Dianetics includes the use of particular (and very effective) techniques, but it’s more the understanding of people and of the mind that I find I use with others, including my children, on a day to day basis.  Fol … [Read more...]

Best Kept Secret in Scientology

Religion and secrets (or mysteries) have gone hand in hand down the ages.  Read or listen to different explanations of exactly what the Holy Spirit (of the Christian trinity) really is and how it affects lives. It can sound pretty mysterious.  Talk to a Muslim about what jinns (or genies) do and things quickly get very esoteric.  Exactly how one moves on to enlightenment is something different schools of Buddhism try to put into words with great difficulty.And Scientology has a big secret to … [Read more...]

On Earth Day–In Memory of Lawrence Anthony

Lawrence Anthony, who passed away a month ago, was an icon in the environmentalist movement.  He was also in the forefront of the movement to create a humane South Africa and helped to bridge the transition after Apartheid.For this work, he was awarded the International Association of Scientologists Freedom Medal.  One of his legacies is the Earth Organization, a non-profit, non-partisan, issue-oriented organization comprised of members from all walks of life,  cultures, races and religious b … [Read more...]

Thoughts on Earth Day

In Scientology, one of the core beliefs is that mankind does not survive alone, but rather in brotherhood with the universe.In each of us is eight urges toward survival, which includes the urge to survive as life forms and with the help of life forms such as animals, birds, insects, fish and vegetation.In his concern for the alarming deterioration of morals and ethical values he observed in the 1970s, L. Ron Hubbard wrote a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense.  He c … [Read more...]

Questions & Answers on Scientology

A while back, I was contacted on Facebook by a college student curious about my thoughts on Scientology.  I’d normally answer such directly, but as I've had a number of other similar questions on Digg, Twitter and other various social media venues, I figured I’d give my best shot at answering these on my blog.So, here goes: So, my first question really is: What is it that Scientology offers that makes it something that you wanted to make a part of your life? This is a broad, and a pretty pe … [Read more...]

Does Scientology believe one can exist outside the body?

Before entering Scientology many people experience the feeling of looking down on one’s body, but they do not understand what is happening. Once they have achieved greater spiritual awareness through Scientology auditing and training they find that this experience becomes nothing out of the ordinary. In Scientology, this phenomenon is calledexteriorization—the detachment of one’s spirit from the body while yet fully conscious and aware. Scientology believes that Man is not his body, his mind or h … [Read more...]

What is the best book to read as an introduction to Dianetics and Scientology?

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, which has repeatedly appeared on bestseller lists, is the recommended beginning book. This is the definitive work that forms the foundation of Scientology.Publishers Weekly called Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health “perhaps the best-selling non-Christian book of all time in the West” and awarded Dianetics its prestigious Century Award for appearing for more than 100 weeks on its bestseller list.For those more interested in start … [Read more...]

Why Parent-Child Relationships Go Sour

"I'm driving the tractor, daddy!!"Probably one of the most oft-reiterated themes that you’ll find in various Scientology texts with respect to parenting is the subject of exchange, and the importance of the child being able to contribute back to the family.   One such reference I came across recently was the following: “Parental-child relationships are sour, really, only for one good reason. And that is because the child cannot contribute equally to the parent contributions. This demon … [Read more...]


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