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, … [Read more...]

Parenting: The Importance of Understanding Dianetics (Part 1)

Dianetics has so many uses within the family. Many have been covered in articles on this site: 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. Dianetics includes the use of particular (and very effective) techniques, but it’s more the understanding of people and of the mind that I find I use with others, including my children, on a day to day … [Read more...]

Does Scientology believe one can exist outside the body?

Before entering Scientology many people experience the feeling of looking down on one’s body, but they do not understand what is happening. Once they have achieved greater spiritual awareness through Scientology auditing and training they find that this experience becomes nothing out of the ordinary. In Scientology, this phenomenon is calledexteriorization—the detachment of one’s spirit from the body while yet fully conscious and aware. Scientology believes that Man is not his body, his … [Read more...]

What Does the Word Scientology Mean?

The word Scientology, conceived by L. Ron Hubbard, comes from the Latin scio which means “knowing, in the fullest meaning of the word” and the Greek word logos which means “study of.” It means knowing how to know. Scientology is further defined as “the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes and other life.” Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s … [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...]

What Does Happiness Have to Do with Religion?

In Scientology: a New Slant on Life, L. Ron Hubbard poses the question “Is it possible to be happy?” I believe that question is even more pertinent today that it was some fifty years ago when he penned most of the essays that appear in this book. A 2009 article in USA Today reflected on that estimate that some 10% of Americans — or 27 million people — were taking antidepressants in 2005, twice the number as in 1996. This doesn’t count how many people drink or smoke weed to … [Read more...]

Does Scientology Believe in the Immortality of the Soul?

Yes. Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one's true spiritual nature and one's relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the spiritual universe and the Supreme Being. Scientology addresses the spirit—not the body or mind—and believes that Man is far more than a product of his environment, or his genes. Scientology comprises a body of knowledge which … [Read more...]


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