Philosophy Wins after 2,000 Years

The following essay, written by L. Ron Hubbard in  late February 1966, is an acknowledgment to those he viewed as legitimate predecessors of Dianetics and Scientology, in particular Greek philosophers Aristotle, Socrates, Plato and Euclid.Philosophy did not die with Ancient Greece.Out of the Natural Philosophy of those times came science.The wonders of chrome and metal, cars, planes, the atom bomb and even the satellites have their roots in the firm base of Greek Philosophy.But S … [Read more...]

Definition of Scientology

The word Scientology is taken from the Latin scio, which means "knowing, in the fullest sense of the word," and the Greek word logos, meaning "study of." It literally means knowing how to know.Scientology is a twenty-first-century religion. It comprises a vast body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths, and prime among those truths: Man is a spiritual being endowed with abilities well beyond those which he normally envisions. He is not only able to solve his own p … [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...]

Is Scientology A Religion?

Sharing an interesting article by Nick Broadhurst This question is asked over and over by different people of differing educational standards.To answer it, we need to look at the earlier question, what is a religion? I am an Australian, and the High Court of Australia, the highest court in our nation, defined religion, and ruled most certainly that Scientology was a religion. But if this is the case, then why do people keep asking this same question? The answer is easy. Religion can … [Read more...]

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...]

How Does Scientology View the Individual?

Scientology holds that there are three parts to Man:First there is the body itself. The body is the organized physical composition or substance of Man, whether living or dead. It is not the being himself.Next, there is the mind, which consists essentially of pictures.Finally, and most importantly, there is the thetan. The thetan is not a thing. It is the creator of things.Of the three parts of Man, the thetan is, obviously, most important. Without the thetan, there would be no mind … [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, you have … [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 c … [Read more...]


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