The Basic Individual

Here's a quote I really like from the book Dianetics: The Original Thesis. "The basic individual is not a buried, unknown or different person, but an intensity of all that is best and most able in the person." This is not just an opinion, but is what was actually discovered during the early days of Dianetics research.  The basic individual is you once the traumas, large and small, have been released from your life.  That's something you can achieve through Dianetics and … [Read more...]

Acting Contrary to Survival – Why?

I'm currently studying the fundamentals of Scientology. What we call the "Basics". What I'm doing is studying everything chronologically. I started with the book "Dianetics: The Original Thesis", which was the first description of Dianetics, passed around from hand-to-hand first by friends of L. Ron Hubbard and then by many more interested people. I'm well past Original Thesis now, but today I was looking back at some of my notes and I found some things that I thought I'd share. This … [Read more...]

Honoring L. Ron Hubbard

It is traditional in the Church of Scientology to celebrate Ron's birthday by doing all you can to advance yourself spiritually and disseminate Scientology to others, help in the community--all the things LRH was trying to accomplish to help people regain their native abilities, improve conditions in their lives and thrive. Here is one of my favorite articles, laying out his own viewpoint on what is important in life: The only tests of a life well lived are: Did he do what he intended? … [Read more...]

Is The Spiritual Path a Selfish Path?

I recently got a comment on my blog that surprised me because it put forward the idea that spirituality is a selfish persuit. I hope my answer reflects what people on a spiritual path actually think. I'd love to hear the viewpoint of other Patheos members on this topic. Jonathan said: I just get the feeling that with the clearing of the reactive mind, that morals would fly out the window, as the search for spiritual ends, in the end, are selfish, and you're told to do it for yourself. I … [Read more...]

Question: Who wears the pants?

Here is a question I got on my blog about Scientology and my answers. At first sight it may not seem like a question related to the religion, but it was attempting to get an understanding of the culture around the religion. For example, in some religions women are given a subordinate role to men, so in that case the answer would tell you that. Who is the spokesperson for your family? If we did or did not have a spokesperson, it would have nothing to do with Scientology. Such things are … [Read more...]

How to choose a President

The primaries are coming! The primaries are coming! Not quite what Paul Revere yelled, but a scary proposition, nevertheless. The primaries - the first step in the election of the President. The whole process is like a horse race: lots of contenders, some favorites, some long shots. The contenders are paraded out in front of us in "debates" and the media pundits express their opinions and biases. Gradually the field is whittled down until there are two main contenders, one wearing blue and … [Read more...]

Human Rights – What are they?

Human Rights Day (Dec 10th) is rapidly approaching. So I thought it appropriate to write something about what Human Rights are so, hopefully, more people will be celebrating that day. These rights are vital to us all. Without them we are not free, there is no justice, we cannot speak our mind, we can be starved, we can be controlled against our will and worse. Yet many people have no idea what Human Rights are. So what are Human Rights? Where did the idea come from? What do they have to do … [Read more...]

The State of A Society and a Faith in God

I'm currently studying the book Science of Survival by L. Ron Hubbard. The book covers the emotional Tone Scale, a scale which shows the successive emotions a person can experience. The emotions are arranged on the scale in an order that represents better and better potential for success and survival. For example, fear, grief and apathy are low on the scale and indicate that potential survival is poor for a person chronically in those emotional states, whereas enthusiasm and strong interest … [Read more...]


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