An interesting article by By Michelle Kuehlhorn – Staff Writer for the North Eastern Illinois University Independent In 1952, Hubbard used the Dianetics framework and published a new set of teachings as Scientology, a religious philosophy. In 1953, Hubbard incorporated the Church of American Science, Church of Scientology, and Church of Spiritual Engineering in Camden, New Jersey. On February 18, 1954, Hubbard gave his blessing to his followers to set up the first local Church of … [Read more...]

What Does Scientology Believe to be the Goal of Man

This video on Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health answers a question most of us have sought the answer to for a very long time … [Read more...]

What makes Dianetics so different to other Practices

An interesting article by Thomas Lechner on WorldWideHealth.com on Dianetics states: Prior to 1950, planetwide the scientific thought was the conclusion, that our mind would be the brain, i.e., a collection of cells and neurons, and nothing more. Not only was it considered that our individual abilities could never be improved, but also scientists believed that with the strucuture of the human body, our personality was likewise irrevocably established. These theories were, however, inaccurate, … [Read more...]

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...]

Church of Scientology opens center in Jaffa

By RUTH EGLASH in the Jerusalem Post 08/27/2012 03:51 The religion already has "several thousand" followers in Israel, spokeswoman says. In a ceremony that included guests from all over the world, the local branch of Scientology inaugurated its new Center of Scientology in Jaffa last week. The facility is the largest operated by the US-founded religion in the Middle East. As well as aiming to serve its growing membership here, it will provide “Scientology-sponsored humanitarian … [Read more...]

Ribbon Falls on Ideal Center of Scientology for the Middle East

Center of Scientology Tel Aviv

On August 21, national and city dignitaries as well as religious leaders joined Scientologists from Israel and 27 nations to celebrate the opening of the new Center of Scientology in Tel Aviv. The Center is the first Ideal Scientology Organization (Ideal Org) in the Middle East and designed to both serve the growing membership and provide Scientology-sponsored humanitarian programs throughout the region. Located on Jerusalem Boulevard in Tel Aviv’s ancient port city of Jaffa, the Center’s … [Read more...]

Hubbard Dianetics Foundation Offers Way to Erase the Pain from Your Past

This  press release, posted by Church of Scientology & Celebrity Centre Nashville, explains how Dianetics helps persons who are suffering from the loss of loved ones and other traumatic incidents. The Dianetics Seminar, described here, is available through any Scientology Church of Mission.  Pain, painful emotions, sadness and grief can last a lifetime. But do they have to? Why does an event that took place in 1982 still affect a person in 2012? Isn’t there something that can be done … [Read more...]

Is it Really Human to Err?

This is one of those common beliefs that evade inspection because  "everybody knows" they are "true."  After all, we see examples of human error in ourselves, our families, the people we work with, the politicians we elect, our financial institutions, our universities...everywhere. But, as Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard points out, the popularity of this belief, even the ease with which it can be observed, does not make it incontrovertible.  The following … [Read more...]

Science of Survival

This was posted in an Italian blog, translated with the help of Google Translate:   The books of L. Ron Hubbard, philosopher, humanitarian, Founder of the Church of Scientology, represent a "route" to living a better life. Knowing yourself and others is key in  finding, associating and working with people you can trust. The book Science of Survival, the next book to read after Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, provides the tools to do so. Dianetics revealed the … [Read more...]

My Mother & Scientology – The Story I Never Knew

With all of the media attention now being given the subject of Scientology & parenting, I thought it pertinent to post this – an article I originally put together for BlogCritics, but more pertinent here. How did my mom come upon Scientology? What was in it for her? I asked her if she might write a sentence or two describing such for me. What I got instead was the following, an account that totally made my own religious path make sense. Her story: I was a teenager during the … [Read more...]