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… 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 backgrounds, all motivated by the common… 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… 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… 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 his brain. He, a spiritual force, energizes the… 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 starting with a broad summary of L. Ron… 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 demonstrates the child to… Read more

Is Scientology A Religion?

Sharing an interesting article by Nick Broadhurst This question is asked over and over by different people of differing educational standards.To answer it, we need to look at the earlier question, what is a religion? I am an Australian, and the High Court of Australia, the highest court in our nation, defined religion, and ruled most certainly that Scientology was a religion. But if this is the case, then why do people keep asking this same question?  The answer is… Read more

An Evening in the Scientology Academy

Church of Scientology of Washington D.C., Academy Signage, originally uploaded by tadnkat. Probably one of my favorite parts about the Scientology religion is that one of the main practices of the religion itself involves one simply studying the basic texts of the religion, and working out for oneself how it applies to one’s life. I never know what it is I’m going to get out of it when I sit down and study. Last night, it led me to this article which I… Read more

Church of Scientology to conduct seminar

reprinted from the Solomon Star An international team “Scientology Volunteer Minister Pacific Goodwill” will hold a month exhibition and give free seminars to public in Honiara. Scientology Volunteer Ministers are from the Church of Scientology, a worldwide movement that has for more than 25 years worked across national, racial, political and religious boundaries in more than 150 countries to help people deal with upheavals and has helped them put their lives back together. Pacific director Mathew Andrew told The Solomon… Read more