Scientology And Me

September 8, 2010

Meet A Scientologist – Nadia, the Make-Up Artist

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June 22, 2009

Who is David Miscavige?

David Miscavige

David Miscavige is Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center (RTC), a non-profit organization formed in 1982 to preserve, maintain and protect the Scientology religion.

RTC holds the ultimate ecclesiastical authority regarding the standard and pure application of L. Ron Hubbard’s religious technologies. Religious Technology Center is not part of the management structure of the Church, nor is it involved in the Church’s day-to-day affairs.

The Chairman of the Board is the most senior office in RTC, and one for which David Miscavige is uniquely qualified. An active Scientologist for most of his life, he first became a Church staff member in 1976 and has since been involved with nearly every aspect of the Church’s activities.

As a young man, Mr. Miscavige studied to become a Scientology minister and for several years he provided spiritual counseling to parishioners. He later worked closely with Mr. Hubbard, aiding in the production of instructional films and materials for Scientology ministers-in-training. A few years later, he progressed to international management, with responsibility for the worldwide activities of Church missionaries. In 1987, Mr. Miscavige became the Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center.  (More)

July 15, 2008

L. Ron Hubbard’s Study Technology

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Found on “My Scientology Blog”:

Here is a wonderful story from HELP Miami of a “problem” child who jumped three grades in four weeks.

Summer school has been in session for just four weeks and in that time H.E.L.P. Miami has done what 10 years of schooling could not for one of our students… we got a him to learn. (And oh my DOG…it was sooo simple!) I met this 10th-grader in June. He had failed the grade, which was just another loss in a chain of educational upsets. When he was younger, he was labeled and medicated against his will and his academics and attitude got worse. So here is this hopeless teenager in my office being “ordered” to summer school and not very happy about his situation. When I asked him and his mother why he was put on medication their answer was that he was “bored in school.” (Can you imagine…a 10-year-old boy…bored…in school…being the basis of a “mental disorder”?) I probably should be put in a straight jacket with my viewpoint on modern education! Anyway, the boy has struggled and struggled and now is being held back because he failed a class. He tested out around 5th grade in most of his subjects and was put on a study program addressing grammar and English (the class he failed). The end of his first week in summer school, he came into my office and said that he FINALLY understood Shakespeare! The second week he cleared up misunderstandings in grammar and handled a few things in math as well. This week he retested and has gone up three full grade levels in reading and language arts! He says he is learning…ACTUALLY learning! And get this…he is having fun! OH MY DOG! A STUDENT LEARNING SOMETHING AT SCHOOL…THAT’S CRAZY!!! Anyway, he is happy and so is his mother!

October 28, 2007

What does Scientology do for society?

The Church of Scientology and its members are committed to social betterment and provide assistance in a wide range of activities across society.

Indeed, Scientologists who bring their individual expertise to the service of the community are volunteers like no other.

For they bring more than their willingness and spirit to the task at hand. They utilise L. Ron Hubbard‘s breakthroughs and technology for helping – and so are able to provide a broad range of practical skills to remedy conflict or upsets, improve communication, resolve study problems, restore personal integrity, and even handle failure in virtually every aspect of life.

Social betterment groups

Many Scientologists work actively within social betterment organisations that use Mr. Hubbard‘s technology in secular settings to resolve the broad societal problems of drug abuse, crime, failing educational systems and moral decay.

For decades now, Narconon International has provided a phenomenally successful drug-free drug rehabilitation and prevention programme – and through the support of the Church and its members, the benefits of Narconon’s methods have been felt across the continent. Today Narconon comprises a network of 143 rehab centres and drug education programmes in 37 countries, including Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Dedicated to restoring drug-free lives to drug-dependent people through the application of Mr. Hubbard’s drug rehabilitation methods, Narconon also provides comprehensive training to other professionals and organisations who seek workable drug rehabilitation and prevention solutions.

The Narconon Drug Rehabilitation Programme has been acknowledged internationally for its high success rate in getting addicts off drugs for good. Narconon now operates 143 rehabilitation centres and drug education programmes in 37 countries.

Applied Scholastics International assists parents, teachers, students, tutors and educators in eradicating illiteracy, through the use of L. Ron Hubbard’s revolutionary breakthroughs in learning which culminated in his development of the Study Technology. With more than 400 licensed schools and community-based programmes, literacy has been brought to millions in Europe and around the world – from Denmark to South Africa, from the United Kingdom to Greece.

The Way to Happiness Foundation is dedicated to restoring trust and honesty through the publication and widespread distribution of The Way to Happiness, a common-sense guide to better living. Wherever it appears, the publication acts like a calming oil on troubled waters – reducing crime, restoring understanding and fostering peace. Since 1981, a total of 61 million booklets have been distributed in 95 countries, in 35 languages, including 1.75 million copies distributed throughout Israel and Palestine.

Criminon International helps incarcerated criminals learn to be productive members of society with effective reform programmes that provide prisons the means to actually rehabilitate. Active in 2,000 prisons in 28 countries, the programme utilises The Way to Happiness booklet to restore self-respect and personal pride to prisoners – a priceless gift which allows an individual to return to society as a productive and contributing citizen.

Each of these international organisations are separate, secular organisations in their own right, and each has its own history of vital contributions to society. Through the application of Mr. Hubbard’s technology, they have successfully improved the lives of millions in this troubled world. Their activities, while secular in nature, are supported by churches of Scientology and individual Scientologists around the world who volunteer their
time and talents.

Helping in the community

Scientologists are actively engaged in helping those around them in many ways, from drug prevention programmes to blood drives, from emergency relief services with the Red Cross to Walkathons sponsored by the March of Dimes. They collect holiday toys for foster children and donate food and clothing for families in need. Many contribute to initiatives to preserve or clean up their local environment.

In Germany, church volunteers provide musical entertainment at homes for senior citizens, and during the winter give warm clothing, food and hot drinks to the homeless.

International drug prevention: As a group, Scientologists are 100% drug-free and work tirelessly to help others to discover the hope and promise of a drug-free life.

In France, volunteers regularly distribute food and clothing to disadvantaged families, while volunteers in Spain distribute The Way to Happiness booklets in the streets of Madrid as a calming influence, in areas where delinquency and prostitution are of great concern to the community. Similarly, Italian Scientologists visit homes for the elderly and provide entertainment and companionship.

At Saint Hill in Sussex, England, the Church of Scientology’s headquarters in the United Kingdom, Scientologists hold events and charity fetes, attendedby thousands of people, to support charitable organisations such as the Royal National Lifeboat Institute and the Youth Trust, a national group working to keep children off drugs.

Drug prevention actions

The Church of Scientology also spearheads an international grass-roots campaign against drugs, uniting concerned community groups and staging public awareness forums, drug prevention rallies and educational conferences.

Scientologists believe that the real answer to keeping youth off drugs is to provide them with a full understanding of the dangers of drugs so that each can make his own self-determined decision to be drug-free. This is the thrust of the Say No to Drugs programme, sponsored by the Church of Scientology and its members – its purpose to help bring an end to the international scourge of drug abuse through effective coaction and drug prevention initiatives.

Volunteer Ministers

Many Scientologists have also become Volunteer Ministers for their local churches of Scientology, providing help and compassion through simple, basic assistance to people in overcoming difficulties they may be having in life – small or large. Volunteer Ministers have also assisted in the aftermath of earthquakes, floods, fires and explosions. Elsewhere, they work quietly to improve conditions within their communities – employing fundamental tools for effective volunteerism. They use techniques easily learned by anyone and provide people of all faiths the know-how to actively contribute in a volunteer capacity.

Thus, wherever one finds a Church of Scientology, one also finds a steady, dedicated effort by its members to provide effective help wherever needed.

August 29, 2007

The Scientology Handbook Made the Difference

“Nothing could be done about it.

“I knew the brain, a mechanism created by cosmic chance, decayed and died. And that was it. Nothing followed or preceded life. I wanted to have faith, but every time I asked, ‘Is there something more out there?’ all I heard back was silence.

“Worse, I didn’t feel like I had any control over what was in front of me right now. Nothing in this purposeless existence could be bettered or significantly changed.

“Then a few months ago, I discovered my neglected copy of the book, Scientology: The Fundamentals of Thought. Hubbard’s words re-ignited in me an awareness of myself, where before I had gone numb.

“Energized, I looked online for more which lead me to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers website.

“From there, I started reading the Scientology Handbook online, still cynical and skeptical—until I applied an assist* to my wife and it miraculously worked!

“Purchasing and then studying the Handbook several times, cove-to-cover, I incorporated its teachings into my life. Nothing but success occurred with every application.

“Previously a cynic and a blossoming atheist, I found myself a hesitant believer in the idea that there is more to life than the physical, and that something can be done about both spiritual and material problems.

“My abilities as a father increased. My abilities as a husband increased. Problems at work became easier to iron out. I understood why certain people made my emotions spiral, and how to handle them. Pain from injuries became treatable without medication. Conflict and miscommunication were now diffusible.

“Life simply became better.

“I will keep learning more, keep doing more—keep getting to know my real self and the real selves of those I meet as only Scientology can teach me to do.

“Cynicism and skepticism still crop up. Some days my hope falters. Something in me says, ‘Nothing can be done about it.’ And every day Scientology proves something can.

“Thank God for the Scientology religion that has filled my world with both spiritual and practical light.

“Scientology is truly good. Because of the Church, I have faith. I believe: Something can be done about it!”

*Scientology assists are techniques developed by L. Ron Hubbard that bring the spiritual element into healing, thereby greatly speeding the healing process.

 Source: Scientologytoday.org

August 9, 2007

What are Scientology “Basics”?

In July 2007 David Miscavige, the leader of Scientology, re-released the full set of books written by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard in the 1950s with accompanying lectures giving more details as the books. The full set contains all the “basics” of the Scientology belief system (called Scientology technology by Scientologists) and present the core of Dianetics and Scientology. Certainly it is very important for Scientologists – and anyone who wants to find out about Scientology – to read those books, in chronological sequence as the system developed over several years.

Dianetics Book

I read some of those, and let me tell me you what I thought Scientology is no longer holds true. This is the real stuff. Like the book “Dianetics“. You grab the book, read it and start auditing with someone. Just like that! I found a partner now to work with and keep you posted how it went.

July 27, 2007

Walking to the Way to Happiness!

L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology, has also written a non-religious moral code, which I like and try to follow (hum..). I stumbled over several clips showing some of the 21 precepts a couple of months ago. Now they are all on YouTube! worth checking!!!

It’s hard to say which one is not touching, but here is one of my favorite ones:

June 3, 2007

Scientology works – try it on back pain

This is another “assist” out of the Scientology Handbook – the nerve assist – which is the “massage” the media claims that our Volunteer Ministers do. Well, nerve assists are part of the VM training but not even 2% of it. Nevertheless assists are easy to learn and can help a lot if done per the book. Worth a try for somebody with back pain. I used it once with a friend who was so much in pain that he could stand straight. After about 10 minutes of giving a nerve assist we both heard a loud crrrrkkkk…. and his back was fully straight again, pain gone! So I know that it works just like everything else understood and done right. Here it is:

Nerve Assist

Among the many types of assists in Scientology is one which can straighten joints and the spine.

This is called a Nerve Assist.

Chiropractic spinal adjustment is often successful. But sometimes the spine goes out of place again and has to be adjusted time after time. The Nerve Assist was actually developed as a favor to chiropractors, many of whom now use it.

In our theory, it is nerves that hold the muscles tense, which then hold the spine out of place.

There are twelve big nerves which run down a person’s spine, spreading out from the spine across both sides of the shoulders and back. These twelve nerves branch out into smaller nerve channels and nerve endings. Nerves affect the muscles and can, if continually tensed, pull the spine and other parts of the body structure out of place.

The further procedure with pictures is in the Scientology Handbook online.

June 1, 2007

Scientology aid: How to make a person sober!

I found this in the Scientology handbook – the training manual for Scientology Volunteer Ministers – and went right to work with it: as usual, Scientology works! Check it out, a good deed for the end of a party weekend… BTW, “to confront” in Scientology means to look at something as it is, without bias etc.

This is called a “Locational”:

“There is an interesting use of Locational Processing as a way to make a person sober. It can make a drunk person sober in a very few minutes. As society currently has no technology for handling the drunk, who is an embarrassment to his family, his friends and often to himself, this process has social value and may serve as a line of cooperation and assistance to the police.

Procedure

Use the command:

“Look at that_________ (room object).”

A drunk is usually considered somewhat unconfrontable and he himself certainly cannot confront. One thing he cannot confront is an empty glass. He always refills it if it is empty.

Repeat the command, each time pointing out a room object, as often as required to bring the person to sobriety. Do not get distracted into answering the frequent comment, “What object?” Just get the command carried out, acknowledge and give the next command.

Run until the person is no longer drunk.

Do not ever get angry with or strike a drunk, whatever the provocation.

This process is not intended to handle the condition of alcoholism. There are more advanced Scientology procedures that can be done to handle the conditions that caused a person to be alcoholic. But one can do a lot of good for the person and those around him by using this assist to bring him back to sobriety.

We are not particularly in the business of handling the drunk. But we are in the field of helping our fellow men. In a society where the only alternative is a night in jail and a fine, which is not desired by either the police or the intoxicated person, we can assist both and handle the situation in a matter of minutes.”

May 18, 2007

BBC Panorama Exposed


This is the opening sequence of the Church of Scientology documentary about the making of the BBC Panorama show. Neither the BBC documentary by John Sweeney nor the one done by the Church of Scientology to expose the tactics used by the BBC to create their Scientology and Me show tell you what Scientology is.

I have never really found any media that gives a good explanation. A good place to start is by reading a book. I recommend the book The Problems Of Work. Or if you want to see an explanation from L. Ron Hubbard about how he came to research and formulate Scientology, you can see the video, An Introduction To Scientology.

Or you can read this FAQ on Scientology.

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