America’s Financial Woes—Is There a Solution?

Associated Press today published a story stating: “Worker productivity fell this spring more quickly than previously estimated and labor costs rose at a faster clip. The decline in worker output could mean that some companies need to hire if they want to meet growing demand.” Any businessman alive can read the writing on that wall—lowered production levels and increased costs forecast disaster. But what about the individual?  Isn’t it just fine to keep pulling a paycheck despite low … [Read more...]

What are the Abilities of a Spiritual Being?

L. Ron Hubbard compiled a chart in December 1951 called “The Hubbard Chart of Attitudes” which examines various states of being from the depths to the heights of spiritual awareness and ability. At the top, one survives, is maximally right, fully responsible and truthful. In Scientology one strives to attain the highest possible level of these qualities and Scientology includes the study of the technology by which one can accomplish this and exact processes that increase or restore one’s … [Read more...]

How to Recognize Intelligence

In the book Dianetics: the Original Thesis L. Ron Hubbard defines intelligence as: “the ability to perceive, pose and resolve problems.” That’s a different take on it, isn’t it? It’s not necessarily how fast you can read or memorize something, or your grades in school, or your ability to flaunt your vocabulary.  It’s how fast or well you can solve something. In your own life, who do you know that’s intelligent? Well, when you’re stumped, who do you go to for advice?  If his … [Read more...]

Are you confused?

L. Ron Hubbard defined confusion as “any set of factors or circumstances which do not seem to have any immediate solution,” and in the book The Problems of Work he devotes an entire chapter to how to resolve confusions. And it is one of the easiest tools in Scientology to apply. How many factors or circumstances are there in your life that don’t seem to have any immediate solution, such as: Is he cheating on me? How to I make enough money to make ends meet without killing myself … [Read more...]

Emotional Tone and Awareness

Have you ever considered how much better your judgment is when you are feeling great than when you are down or pissed off and freaked out? In Scientology there is a scale called the emotional tone scale. There is an excellent video of this on the Scientology website and in the Scientology YouTube channel. This tone scale not only monitors how you feel it also influences how you think, how you act, and how aware you are. It also has everything to do with how well you communicate with … [Read more...]

What are we Worth in a Techno-Space Society?

Ever get the idea that you are just a cog in the wheels of some uncaring, unfeeling machine?  Even if you are an educator, a researcher or a journalist do you ever sense that all your understanding, your wisdom or your knowledge is discounted, cast aside made to seem unimportant. In a chapter in Scientology: A New Slant on Life L. Ron Hubbard wrote: “A workman is not just a workman. A laborer is not just a laborer.  An office worker is not just an office worker.  They are living, … [Read more...]

Personal Integrity

One of my favorite essays by L. Ron Hubbard is titled “Personal Integrity,” and it was this one aspect of the religious beliefs that first endeared me to this religion and made Scientology so friendly and welcoming to my own temperament and personal belief system when I first encountered the subject. The entire premise of personal integrity is summed up by Mr. Hubbard in the first paragraph of the essay:  “What is true for you is what you have observed yourself. And when you lose that, … [Read more...]

Who Was L. Ron Hubbard

A simple posting does very little justice to this question.  And the best way to know the answer to it is to share some time with him, listening to one of more than 2,000 recorded lectures he took care to record to preserve his research and made the data available to everyone. But this brief video profile is also a good way to begin to get to know what motivated the man to do what he did. … [Read more...]

What is The Best Way to Understand Scientology?

The best way to understand Scientology is by reading Scientology books or listening to one or more recorded lectures by L. Ron Hubbard, readily available at any lending library or through the publisher—New Era Publications for Europe and Bridge Publications for the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Oceania. For those seeking information on the spiritual beliefs of Scientology and looking for a simple overview on the subject, Scientology: A New Slant on Life is an excellent … [Read more...]

Preserving the Authenticity of my Religion

I personally have quite a bit of respect for all great religions of the world.  I think that by and large, their founders and original proponents were quite enlightened, and had some fairly star-high goals for man – both in terms of morality and enhancing mankind’s ability to interact with one another, as well as high goals for mankind’s inherent spirituality. HEAR-SAY OR HERESY? There’s been an impediment that (I would say) every religion has had to deal with, however, and that is with … [Read more...]