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 vid … [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 e … [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 dru … [Read more...]

Ribbon Falls on Ideal Org in the Birthplace of Scientology

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Amid a burst of confetti and a flight of balloons, the ribbon was parted on the new Church of Scientology Ideal Organization of Phoenix on Saturday, June 23. More than 1,500 Scientologists, neighbors and dignitaries joined Church officials for the dedication ceremony.Located on the northeast corner of 44th Street and Indian School Road, the new Church stands just a mile south of Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard’s historic home in the shadow of Camelback Mountain. It was there in 1952 he a … [Read more...]

Overcoming the Stress of a Traumatic C-Section

I had a pretty traumatic emergency C-Section nearly three years ago when my daughter was born.  Since then, I’ve had an immense amount of pent-up emotion and upset connected to that operation.  Even after several years, I would constantly find myself still very much caught up in that incident. Not a day went by that I did not mull things over in my head, thinking of alternate endings, of what I should have could have done to change it, etc. I would lay in bed nearly every night running this thr … [Read more...]

How did you get into Scientology?

This is the second in a series of posts answering this question.  Anyone having a story to share, send it along!People ask me this question all the time. I get it from people of different faiths and of no faith, from the curious, the sincere and the cynical.My first answer? "I read a book."And even though that was a few years ago (38 to be exact), that's what I tell people today who want to know about the Scientology religion. Usually people still ask me for personal details, such as … [Read more...]

How did you get into Scientology?

I have decided to start a new feature here: "How did you get into Scientology?"I will start out with my own story and collect up an add stories of friends and colleagues as well.So, to begin, here's mine:In 1967, I was pretty smug about my life after college, marriage and our first kid. I had graduated an excellent university with a double major while working three part-time jobs. I was the golden boy of the business club I joined, and was earning decent money selling and writing … [Read more...]

May 9th–the Anniversary of Dianetics

One of the holidays of the Scientology religion is  May 9th, the day ins 1950 when the first book of Scientology and Dianetics, Dianetics: the Modern Science f Mental Health, was published in 1950. It signifies the birth of the movement. It is still the book recommended for most people to begin their studies of the subject.L. Ron Hubbard discovered the single source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets, insecurities and psychosomatic illness—the reactive mind. In  Dianetics: The Mode … [Read more...]


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