Ribbon Falls on Ideal Org in the Birthplace of Scientology

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...]

Dianetics–Is it Human to Err?

According to Dianetics, no.  This video explains why. … [Read more...]

Parenting: The Importance of Understanding Dianetics (Part 3)

This is the third in a series of posts on the subject of using Dianetics as a parent.  The first andsecond posts focused around how I use Dianetics as a parent, with my kids.  But there’s that other part of being a parent – taking care of oneself so that parenting doesn’t drive you crazy.  ADDRESSING YOURSELF  With my Husband, RussTime after time I have seen or heard about a relatively minor situation that was made so much worse simply because the parent could not just stay ca … [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...]