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.