Scientology–An Overview

By Nick Broadhurst: I am often asked by tertiary [college or university] religious students who are trying to write an overview on Scientology, what is the most successful way we have of expanding Scientology. What is it that expands our membership? “Just give a quick overview.” The answer to this question is always the same. Scientology expands mostly by word of mouth. Of course we do book promotion campaigns,Internet campaigns, street fliers, letterbox drops, and more. But nothing compares to… Read more

National Substance Abuse Prevention Month

On Monday, October 3, President Barack Obama proclaimed October 2011 “National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” In his proclamation he said, “By providing strong support systems for our loved ones, and by talking with our children about the dangers of alcohol and other drugs, we can increase their chances of living long, healthy, and productive lives.  During National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, we celebrate those dedicated to prevention efforts, and we renew our commitment to the well being of all Americans.”… Read more

Affinity, Reality and Communication

More from Nick Broadhurst: To gain understanding of someone, there are simply three components, no more. These components are called Affinity, Reality and Communication. They can be visualized as the three corners on a triangle. Affinity is liking or even loving something. Reality is what you and another can agree on. Communication is what you use to get ideas across. When you raise one corner of the triangle, the other two corners also come up, raising understanding. Here is an… Read more

On Raising IQ

Sharing an article I found by Nick Broadhurst who writes for Helium. I recall that when I was studying at university many years ago that it was stated as a norm that IQ could not be raised. I always wondered why this was such a cast-in-stone truism. I figured that you could make a person stupid, so why could you not reverse that somehow? Later I got involved in Scientology. I quickly found IQ could be reversed and go up…. 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?… Read more

Humanitarian Application of L. Ron Hubbard Technology

L. Ron Hubbard’s technologies for drug rehabilitation and detoxification, criminal reform, learning, literacy and his common sense guide to better living—The Way to Happiness—have touched close to a billion lives in some 170 nations. Just one example amongst many is Leeuwkop Prison—the notoriously ruthless maximum-security facility outside Johannesburg, South Africa. Following implementation of Criminon—the rehabilitation program based on L. Ron Hubbard’s breakthroughs in the field—cellblock violence was all but eliminated. In acknowledgment of the astonishing impact of Mr. Hubbard’s technology, Leeuwkop inmates presented… Read more

Another Voice from Japan–with a Decidedly Aussie Accent

Australian Scientologist Peter Dunn has served as a Scientology Volunteer Minister in Haiti, Queensland, and Japan At 4 a.m. on March 11, 2011, the shock wave from the magnitude 9 earthquake that triggered a 30-foot tsunami off the northeast coast of Japan reached Australia—not as a physical blast but rather as a summons for Scientologist Peter Dunn to return to Japan and help in her time of need. Dunn, a native of Adelaide who lives in Sydney, had spent the… Read more

Japan Disaster Relief

Although the world has moved on, and one rarely hears of the Japan tsunami in today’s news, many thousands are still in shelters in the Northeast Japanese prefecture of  Miyagi. One Scientology Volunteer Minister shares her story of how helping others in the disaster zone helped her resolve an issue that had bothered her for her entire life: One volunteer speaks of her experience on the Ishinomaki Volunteer Ministers Team and the effect it has had on her life. It… 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 are emotional… Read more

How Does Scientology View the Practice of Medicine?

Scientologists seek conventional medical treatment for illnesses and injuries. Scientologists use prescription drugs when physically ill and also rely on the advice and treatment of physicians. The Church of Scientology has always had the firm policy of not diagnosing or treating the sick. Medical doctors are trained to deal with the physical aspects of illness and injury. A Scientologist with a physical condition is advised to seek and obtain the needed examination and treatment of a qualified medical professional. Independent… Read more