May Day!

 According to Wikipedia, May Day was a traditional summer holiday in many pre-Christian European pagan cultures. While February 1 was the first day of Spring, May 1 was the first day of summer; hence, the summer solstice on June 25 (now June 21) was Midsummer. In the Roman Catholic tradition, May is observed as Mary's month, and in these circles May Day is usually a celebration of the Blessed Virgin Mary.Happy May Day!  Summer is finally here again!  … [Read more...]

Parenting: The Importance of Understanding Dianetics (Part 2)

Dianetics has so many uses within the family. Many have been covered in articles on the Scientology Parent website: 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.My last post on the subject centered on the value of knowing Dianetics to know what you’re looking at when kids (or your spouse) is acting up.   The next part of the picture is: OK, SO NOW WH … [Read more...]

Is Scientology open to anyone?

Scientology is open to anyone who seeks spiritual betterment.The materials that comprise the Scientology religion are readily available at Churches of Scientology and public libraries throughout the world. Churches and missions are always open to the public and anyone can come in for a tour and personally see what the Church is all about.Scientologists come from all walks of life, and include almost every imaginable profession: teachers, businesspersons, physicians, homemakers, … [Read more...]

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...]