Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Scientology Books

It's hard to call Scientology books "news" since they were all written more than 50 years ago! But they are news, because since David Miscavige released the new editions of the books and the publication of all the lectures that accompany these books, it's made a huge difference to Scientology.

I've never seen so much activity, with more Scientologists coming on board, reading their books or listening to lectures every day.

What a difference this had made in my life!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

China Picking Up the Pieces

In the news today, China has 5 million homeless in the wake of last month's massive earthquake.
According to the story I read just now "Beijing’s announcement last week that some 15.5 million people have been “relocated” because of the quake."

Some of my friends who are Scientology Volunteer Ministers are in China to help with the relief effort and what I hear from them, you can't even begin to conceive the amount of devastation the Chinese people are having to confront.

It's hard to believe that with all this going on the Olympics set to begin in 2 months.

Scientology Basics

On another subject entirely, I've been continuing my study of Scientology with the Basic Books and Lectures of L. Ron Hubbard . These are the materials that were released almost a year ago at an international event, by David Miscavige. And if anyone reading my blog has any concern about being able to get through these materials (since they are really extensive) there's a good solution to that in Study Technology. You can actually take a free course in Study Tech online at the Scientology Volunteer Ministers web site.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Great Wins on the Basics of Scientology

I'm having great wins on the Scientology Basic Books and Lectures.

I've been a Scientologist for many years, and I've had lots of Scientology auditing (spiritual counseling) and training. But I feel in many ways I'm just now becoming a Scientologist through studying these Basic Books and Lectures, exactly the way L. Ron Hubbard intended.

I am much more confident, more extroverted, more optimistic and happier (and mind you I wasn't a slouch in these departments before!) and I would recommend these books and lectures to ANYONE!

David Miscavige and all of Religious Technology Center, and Sea Org member sand Scientology staff did a magnificent job getting these materials available for us, and I am really grateful they did!

Friday, May 23, 2008

The Real Scientology News

The real Scientology news is what it does to help people, all types of people, every day, all over the word.

And the new books, released last year by David Miscavige have everything to do with how fast we are growing in 2008. Outstripping every other year. L. Ron Hubbard would be so proud!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Human Rights Bloggers

Every once in a while there's something so cool in the blogosphere, that is a phenomenon that could never have taken place without the Internet, and one such is the blogging for human rights.

Blog Catalog has been promoting to have bloggers speak up for human rights. This is part of their activism, which they describe is follows:

Bloggers Unite is an initiative designed to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place. By challenging bloggers to blog about a particular social cause on a single day, a single voice can be joined with thousands of others to help make a real positive difference...

Then any blogger who blogs for that issue can post their blog on this web site and it forms an instant community, and real solidarity for the issue.

This week was Human Rights blogging. Such a valuable message and such a great idea!
I support Youth for Human Rights, as I believe education is the way to change the attitudes that either support human rights, deny and prevent them, or neglect and ignore the entire issue. Knowedge is power.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Dianetics Bookathon

One thing I really enjoy is helping people find out what's really going on when they're depressed or they lose their temper or act irrationally, when they do things they know will hurt them. What's road rage about? How come mothers who love their kids lose their tempers and wallop them for no valid reason. Why do people drink too much? How come all these meds?

I like going out for a few hours on a Sat or Sun and giving people stress tests (they can locate what is causing them the most stress in their lives, using a meter we have in Scientology that can measure thought) and then I show them how Dianetics can help them handle this.

The reason I find it so rewarding is because so many of these people come back to me later on and let me know how much it helped them. And that is so rewarding!

Monday, May 12, 2008

New Dianetics Site

I was so happy to find out about the new Dianetics video site. It smokes!

I heard about it Saturday night at the Dianetics event at the Shrine Auditorium in LA.

There must have been 5 or 6 thousand Scientologists there, and we saw a video of the event that was held in Clearwater the night before.

The emcee for the event was Heber Jentzsch and there were presentations by Guillaume Lesevre and Claire Edwards as well. Scientologists from around the world were awarded for their activities in disseminating Dianetics, selling Dianetics books and opening new groups.

The part I loved best was a man from Kenya, a pastor, who found Dianetics on the Net, got a copy of the book, realized that was the thing that was going to help his people (he was already running schools and an orphanage) and he's created a firestorm of Dianetics delivery with new groups all over the zone where he lives. And his speech was a total tear jerker!

Then we got to see a preview of the new Dianetics site, which is stellar! Videos! A very good introduction to Dianetics. A compilation of "What people say about Dianetics" and tons of testimonials.

The whole event was a great acknowledgment to L. Ron Hubbard for his brilliant technology. Many of those awarded also thanked David Miscavige for his work to keep Ron's tech pure, and for the release of all the basic Dianetics and Scientology books and lectures -- the Golden Age of Knowledge.

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Scientology Expansion

Around 4 years ago I heard the rumor that once all Scientology churches in South Africa were the size of old Saint Hill (the church Ron personally directed in the mid-1960s and where a lot of the policy on Scientology churches was developed) then a new Advanced Org (organization) would be established in Africa.

The significance of this is that now, South African's have to travel to Denmark, the UK, Sydney, Clearwater or Los Angeles if they want to advance their spiritual progress. That can be pretty rough. You'd almost have to set aside several months because taking 2 weeks off a few times a year is totally unviable if you have to add an expensive overseas flight to the cost.

At the March 13th event (Ron's birthday celebration is a holiday we celebrate in Scientology, and there is a huge international event, usually held in Clearwater, Florida but then seen all over the world thanks to DVDs produced of the event), Chairman of the Board RTC, David Miscavige, announced that the building for the African AO (Advanced Org) has been purchased. And what a place!
They showed a video of the place at the event. What's really exciting is that it's in primo shape -- doesn't even need much by the way of renovation. It's ready to go!

You can tell from the image above, this is as ideal as you can get.

I suspect there will be people coming to South Africa from all over the world now (vs. vice versa) to do these upper levels in the most picturesque, tranquil, aesthetic environment you can imagine!

For anyone new to the subject, I recommend you watch the video on the YouTube Scientology channel or the Scientology web site on what auditing is. That's Scientology spiritual counseling (audire means to listen and that's the fundamental thing an auditor does -- listens to you and helps you locate what's wrong vs. telling you what he/she thinks.
(Thank you to for the image!)

Oprah and Tom

I must admit I really enjoyed Oprah's Tom Cruise interviews last Friday and Monday.

I was a big TC fan long before I knew he was a Scientologist (and long before he was).

I found Risky Business hysterically funny. But what really made me a Cruiser was Top Gun. I am not usually into action flicks. I'm more a chick flick person. But a friend of mine hounded me for weeks until I rented the video, and it was all over for me. I notice that in most of Tom's movies he starts off with glaring defects in his personality and the way he treats people, and through the course of the film, not only does he entertain and thrill us with the action (and his incredible good looks) but he undergoes a transformation, which makes him a much better person. You see it in Top Gun. It's there again in the Firm, in Jerry McGuire, War of the Worlds, Rainman. At the end, he's a real human being.

I went to see the new Tom Cruise web site, which was launched yesterday and looking through his filmography I noticed I'd seen all but 2 or 3 of him movies. I was amazed! (Nice touch, on his web site, to have the trailers for each of those films right there. I browsed through those too and thoroughly enjoyed myself!)

Now, I am so looking forward to Valkyrie (check out the trailer!)

Monday, May 05, 2008

YouTube Scientology Channel

The YouTube Scientology channel is a great visual presentation of Scientology, what it encompasses, what the basic beliefs are and what Scientologists are like and what they do. Highly recommend anyone interested in the subject spend some time on this channel and find out what it's really all about.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

So Cool

I just spent about an hour looking at some of the videos on the new Scientology site. They are awesome! I think I recognized where one of these videos was filmed. It looks like a place in Northern California, around Santa Cruz. One of my favorite parts of the country. Brings back great memories.

But the video itself is so good. It is such a simple expression about what life is all about.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Scientology Video Site -- 10 out of 10!

I just got my first glimpse of the new Scientology video site. Whew! I'm thrilled!

Of course (from the name of my blog) you can see I've been sharing my thoughts and referring people to information on Scientology for YEARS. So having this as a tool...I can't tell you how exciting this is!

I don't know what it is about Scientology that gets people polarized. Seems you either love it or you are agin' it and there ain't too much in between. (Well, in fact it's probably MOST folks that are in between but they don't talk about it one way or the other). But from all my years of being up front about being a Scientologist I have found over and over again, the anti-guys are usually misinformed (except those deliberately doing the misinformation).

So, join me in a trip through this new site. If you've ever had a question or been curious about Scientology, here's a simple and very enjoyable way to get the straight scoop!

Monday, February 25, 2008

Religious Scholar Trounces Anti-Scientology Editorial

An historian of religions at the UCLA Center for the Study of Religions responded last week to a guest editorial in the LA Times, criticizing Skeptic Michael Shermer for his irresponsible take on recent bigotry against the Church of Scientology.>>