Scientology church coming to Florence

Mark Hansel of the Cincinnati Inquirer penned this story on the new Church of Scientology, moving across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Florence, Kentucky.The Church of Scientology will open a new regional facility next month in Florence.The controversial church has scheduled a grand opening event on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the church, 283 Main St., in a building previously occupied by the Florence Baptist Church.Nick Banks, a spokesman for the Church of Scientology, said the … [Read more...]

The Untold Joys of Scientology and Dianetics

One aspect of Scientology and Dianetics that you rarely hear about—I’ve certainly never seen it covered in the media—is the joyful aspect of Scientology and Dianetics counseling (called “auditing”).  Somehow, this gets overlooked. Scientologists rarely talk about it. Yet it’s central to Scientology:During face-to-face, in-private Dianetic and Scientology counseling, an absolutely astonishing uplifting of the human spirit occurs!People say they've never experienced this kind of spiritual b … [Read more...]

Children – And the Goal of Growing Up

I’ve had an interesting time seeing the following datum in action: “The child has to have a goal. His goal is growing up and being an adult. As long as he has this goal he does pretty well. He can come through most anything. ‘Someday I am going to…’ That’s hope. That’s the mind–overcome obstacles toward a known goal.“Now, any system which would seek to convince a child that being a child–I mean, this system knowingly or unknowingly seeks to convince the child that the thing t … [Read more...]

Why I am Proud to Support the International Association of Scientologists

“WHAT IS THE IAS?”  There’s a question I get asked quite often when I’m wearing my shirts that state I’m a member of the International Association of Scientologists, one I’m bound to get asked all the more often now that my family are all Patrons of the Association.“What’s that?”One fellow that I did web engineering with saw me wearing a shirt with a torch on it that said, “Crusader” and said, “Crusader – I think I’ve heard of those guys.”  – thinking it was a vend … [Read more...]

What is Golden Era Productions?

Golden Era Productions is the worldwide dissemination center for the Scientology religion that produces all audiovisual information and training materials for use within Scientology Churches. It also produces films, public service announcements and other materials centered on Church-sponsored social betterment activities and humanitarian initiatives.Also known as Gold, the award-winning books on film, How to Use Dianetics, The Way to Happiness and The Problems of Work were produced there … [Read more...]

Meet a Scientologist—Peter Hayward’s African Safaris Combine Luxury And Adventure With Sustainability

In a video featured on the Scientology Video channel, Peter Hayward credits L. Ron Hubbard administrative technology with the success of his safari operation.Scientologist Peter Hayward, founder of Hayward’s Grand Safari Events & Expeditions, is passionate about preserving the natural resources and culture of his native Africa.  His five-star luxury safaris inspire global government and business leaders and celebrities to champion sustainability.“If one redirects the huge amoun … [Read more...]

Meet a Scientologist: Octogenarian Frances Clark Remembers it All

Frances Clark was 50 in 1973 when she first encountered Scientology.  Nearly 40 years later, at 88, she is still going strong.Growing up in South Carolina during the Great Depression, Frances Clark had already graduated from high school and begun training as a nurse when Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. With war declared, her once-sleepy Southern town was suddenly teeming with soldiers.  They came from all over the country and all walks of life, and they were ready for action.“The soldiers had … [Read more...]

2001-2011: The Volunteer Ministers Movement—10 Years of Indiscriminate Help

Over the past 10 years the Scientology Volunteer Ministers movement has become the world’s largest independent relief force.The 800 Scientology Volunteer Ministers who served at Ground Zero in helping New York recover from  the terrorist attacks of 9/11 have inspired the growth of a movement that now spans the globe. In September 2001 there were 6,000 Volunteer Ministers—with more than 200,000 today, it is the largest independent relief force in the world.In creating the Volunteer Mini … [Read more...]