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June 13, 2011

Dianetics Movie Receives Indie Fest Award of Excellence

Indie Fest recognizes Golden Era Productions’ four-and-a-half hour documentary, How to Use Dianetics, for exceptional achievement in craft and creativity in the category of educational and instructional films.

How to Use Dianetics was honored Wednesday, June 1, with an Indie Fest Award of Excellence for educational and instructional films. The film is a four-and-a-half hour book on film of L. Ron Hubbard’s seminal work, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, the all-time best-selling book on the human mind.

Produced by Golden Era productions, central dissemination center of the Scientology religion, How to Use Dianetics contains more than 10,000 computer-generated special effects graphics.

“The film is a tour de force, graphically illustrating every component of Dianetics. It enables the viewer to see each of the concepts presented in the book,” says Catherine Fraser, Director of Public Affairs for Golden Era Productions. “The step-by-step presentation makes it possible to master every Dianetics principle, one at a time. The film has already been translated into 16 languages, and we ultimately plan to expand this to more than 70 languages in all. Great care was taken to stay true to the book and bring the bestseller to life, making it as realistic as possible, even down to filming a real black panther to illustrate one of the key concepts in the book.”

Judged by highly qualified film industry professionals, the Indie Fest recognizes filmmakers who produce fresh, standout entertainment, animation and compelling documentaries.

“The Indie Fest is an independent, top-tier international film awards competition,” says Thomas Baker, PhD, competition chairperson. “The Indie is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Indie helps set the standard for craft and creativity.”

Golden Era Productions has earned 56 national and international awards for their films, documentaries, public service announcements and websites. For more information about Golden Era Productions and the How to Use Dianetics DVD, visit www.Scientology.org.

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May 10, 2010

Scientology Churches Celebrate Dianetics 60th Anniversary

Churches of Scientology around the world celebrate the original release of the religion’s first book this weekend.  Published May 9, 1950, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health became an overnight success and has been a continuing bestseller for 60 years.  The work is the anatomy and full description of a portion of the mind that is the source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurities.  More than 20 million copies have been sold.

Based on author L. Ron Hubbard’s researches into the mind and human behavior prior to 1950, its release brought on the spontaneous formation of 750 Dianetics groups around the U.S. and establishment of the Hubbard Dianetics Foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey.  Mr. Hubbard lectured, instructed and otherwise met a staggering demand, while continuing research into the fundamental nature of man culminating in the founding of the Scientology religion in 1952.

Today, Dianetics remains a key substudy of the greater body of Scientology Scripture, its perennial popularity sustained by its workability.  Before Dianetics, prevailing scientific thought held that Man’s mind was his brain, nothing more than a collection of cells and neurons, and IQ and personality were considered fixed and unchanging. With Dianetics, IQ and personality improved, its effectiveness documented in a multitude of case histories over more than half a century of application.

In 2009, Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center, announced the completion of translation in 50 languages of Dianetics and seven other basic Scientology books.  Mr. Miscavige also released 32 new films of visual instruction in Dianetics procedures on DVD, part of a special Hubbard Dianetics Seminar now offered at Churches of Scientology, which include turnabout application of Dianetics procedure.

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health is published by Bridge Publications and is available in 125,000 libraries in over 180 countries as well as public bookstores and Churches of Scientology.  Dianetics Anniversary celebrations are open to the public.

December 3, 2009

Australian Scientology Volunteer Uses Dianetics to Help Samoan Hero Recover from the Ravages of Disaster

Scientology volunteers from the Church of Scientology in Sydney, Australia have stayed on to help survivors recover in post-tsunami Samoa (picture showing Dianetics co-auditing)

Scientology volunteers from the Church of Scientology in Sydney, Australia, are still in Samoa nearly two months after the devastating September 29 tsunami, extending the relief effort they launched when the tsunami hit.  With damage estimated at $130 million, 143 dead and thousands left homeless, no Samoan has been unscathed by the disaster.

The trauma goes far beyond loss of property.  It drives into the heart of personal and community loss, and that’s where the compassion and skill of the Scientologists come into play.  Once an individual’s physical well-being is assured, the emotional aspect can be addressed—the reason the Scientologists have remained on the island.

One morning at the Apia Fire Station a Scientology volunteer, Darryl, asked the receptionist a casual “How’s it going?”  As cheerful as the woman’s automatic “fine” appeared to be, her eyes said otherwise.

When Darryl gently asked her, “Where were you that day?” the woman choked up as she told her story.  The day the tsunami hit she waded into the debris with the firemen, searching for survivors and pulling them from the rubble—along with the bodies of friends and neighbors who did not survive.

Now, weeks later, this heroic woman was suffering despite her bravery under gruesome circumstances.  In fact, it was because of her bravery.  The way the human mind is rigged, the intense stress she experienced could rebound on her with grave consequences for the rest of her life, with depression, anxiety, even psychosomatic illness.

The Scientology volunteer decided her plans for the morning would simply have to wait.   She cared too much to leave without helping this woman first, especially knowing she could help ease the pain with Dianetics counseling.

Darryl wasted no time.  She gave the woman a Dianetics session, and two hours and many tears later the woman emerged smiling, saying she felt relieved for the first time since her harrowing experience.  This is just one of the many “miracles as usual” Scientology Volunteer Ministers bring to people in need.

Dianetics counseling is described in Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard.  Derived from the Greek words dia, meaning through, and nous, mind or soul, the full definition of Dianetics is what the mind (or soul) is doing to the body.

To learn more about the Scientology Volunteer Ministers visit their web site at www.volunteerministers.org.  To learn about Dianetics or attend a Dianetics seminar visit www.dianetics.org.

October 20, 2009

Scientology of Baton Rouge Helps Community with Dianetics

The Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, uses Dianetics technology to help the people of their city.  Open seven days a week, the Mission provides Dianetics seminars, courses and one-on-one counseling.  Dianetics is a spiritual healing technology that can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses (illness caused or aggravated by mental stress).

Just over four years ago the Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge was headquarters of the Scientology relief effort when the major hurricanes Katrina and Rita tore through the region in one of the worst humanitarian crises in United States history.  Almost 1,000 Scientology Volunteer Ministers traveled to the area where they helped the survivors of the disaster put their lives back together.

But life’s tragedies are not always so dramatic.  And for nearly 60 years people of all walks of life, religions and backgrounds have been using Dianetics technology to overcome life’s disasters, big and small, and to gain understanding and relief.

“Life is grand! Although it wasn’t always. In the not so distant past, it was murky and jaded and there wasn’t much hope for a great future,” said a woman whose Dianetics counseling resulted in her “feeling content and energetic.”

“Today I was audited on the emotions surrounding my grandmother’s death,” said a woman after her first Dianetics session.  “She passed away nine years ago and I had no idea all of those emotions were still lurking just beneath the surface. It really put things into perspective for me. … It was as though the layers of an onion were being pulled apart and I could get to the root of everything that troubled me about her death, as well as the things that gave me peace.”

Dianetics uncovers the source of unwanted sensations and emotions, accidents, injuries and psychosomatic illnesses, and provides effective handlings for these conditions.   “Back in 1985 I was hit by a vehicle while directing traffic during an evacuation of an approaching hurricane,” said a man who had Dianetics counseling at the Baton Rouge Mission.  “While assisting a crew who were securing a live downed power line, I was struck by a vehicle and ended up on the hood and then the roof, eventually falling off the vehicle and hitting the ground. I suffered a serious injury to my left leg and right shoulder, which both required surgery to repair.  I’ve experienced pain in my left knee and right shoulder ever since 1985.”

After Dianetics counseling it was quite a different scene.  “As the session progressed, the pain in both my knee and shoulder began to ease.  By the end of the session my pain was gone.  It’s been four days since the session and as of this writing my knee has been pain free!!!”

Self-doubt and unwanted behaviors surrender to Dianetics too.  “I used to smoke weed every day,” said a woman who addressed this in her Dianetics sessions.  “Yesterday I was put into a situation where, before, I would have given in.  But I honestly had no urge to, and it was put right in my face.  I am extremely surprised and very excited to see that I don’t have to worry about whether or not I’m going to take that ‘one hit.’  Because I know I won’t.”

“I feel like I’ve visited some past occurrences that have caused me much unhappiness throughout my life, and have influenced my behavior in negative ways,” said a man who came to the Mission for the Dianetics Seminar.   He found that the Dianetics counseling he received is allowing him “to face these negatives and see them in a different way, with love and truth. I feel this process is altering me for the better, giving me sanity and serenity where I didn’t have it before.”

For more information about Dianetics or to find where you can attend a Dianetics Seminar or receive counseling visit the Dianetics site at www.dianetics.org.  For more information about the Church of Scientology Mission of Baton Rouge visit their web site at www.scientologybatonrouge.org.

February 13, 2009

Don’t miss: Scientology speaker faces the most critical questions

Speaker comes ready to explain, defend Scientology

August 8, 2008

Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard gets his own video biography

David Miscavige as one of the main speakers of L. Ron Hubbard‘s annual birthday celebration proudly presented a new biography of L. Ron Hubbard – on video! The modern, 21st Century homage to L. Ron Hubbard can be watched on Youtube.com/churchofscientology or on the Scientology Video Channel.

August 6, 2008

Dianetics Seminar at University of Guam

The announcement of the first Dianetics Seminar in Guam was greeted with enthusiasm by many of the men and women who learned of the subject when the Scientology Volunteer Ministers South Pacific Goodwill Tour was on the island.

So much interest was generated in Dianetics that the Goodwill Tour arranged for Dianetics expert, Fred Gordon, to fly out from Tennessee in the U.S., to deliver the seminar in coordination with the staff of the Guam Life Improvement Center in Dededo, Guam.

The term “Dianetics,” comes from the Greek words dia, meaning “through” and nous, meaning “soul.” Dianetics is a methodology developed by L. Ron Hubbard, which can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses. It is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind.

“If drivers don’t know how to drive, they have accidents,” Gordon said. “We all have a mind and we were never given the owner’s manual to operate it. So we have a world full of accidents, domestic abuse and crime.”

The application of Dianetics techniques is called “auditing.” Taken from the Latin word audire, which means, “to hear or listen,” auditing is a very unique form of personal counseling, which helps an individual look at his own existence and improves his ability. Dianetics seminars cover basic Dianetics concepts. They are oriented to practical application and results. Each person attending can partner up with another person interested in using Dianetics techniques and form what is called a co-audit: cooperative auditing in which two people learn how to audit and audit each other.

The first book on the subject, Dianetics: Modern Science of Mental Health, has sold more that 21 million copies since its first publication in 1950 and remains a publishing industry phenomenon.

For more information about the seminar or other Dianetics and Scientology services, contact the Guam Life Improvement Center at 653-8181 or email them at
goodwilltourguam@gmail.com

July 16, 2008

Dianetics, L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology: Basic Information

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For anyone interested there is an index for basic information on Dianetics, Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology here: Scientology Index.

Information about the ecclesiastical leader of Scientology, David Miscavige, can be found on the website of the Religious Technology Center: http://www.rtc.org/david-miscavige.htm

June 24, 2008

Scientology Volunteer Ministers – who are these people?

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are active everywhere in the world. They number about 100, 000 and are trained in a large variety of tools to help people (most of them covered in the Scientology Handbook.

I have done this training five years ago and use a lot of it in the course of a month, for myself and people I see in need of help. But I never went to disaster areas. Many Volunteer Ministers have set up their life to be ready if disaster hits. Some take only a few hours to turn over their work, arrange unpaid vacation, someone to water the flowers and feed the dog , and off they go in unknown areas all over the world, from Java to Louisiana in the US, from Kenya to India.

Aside from this loose Emergency Response group there are about a dozen or so Volunteer Minister tours going on, organized and manned with Scientologists who take off from work and join in the “Largest independent relief force on earth” with all their heart and soul.

If you want to see what the “VMs” – as they call themselves – are doing, check out their website.

Or visit the site of a photographer and member of the VMs who traveled 12,000 miles through South-East Asia with the VM disaster response group and later published his works in a free photo book and websites at afterthetsunami.org .

More references:

News releases about the VMs are scarce but somehow I understand that they like to spend their time helping people and not writing articles. However I found some on the Scientology Today website.

23 June 2008: Kenya Scientology Mission Provides Seminar to Nairobi School

It started with an an email to the Scientology Volunteer Ministers web site from one of the teachers at the Zelyn Academy in Kibera, Kenya. Kiberia is the Nairobi neighborhood where her school is located. It is also home to more than half a million people who live in abject poverty in a district smaller than New York’s Central Park. The teacher, Elisha Ooga, wrote in to inquire about the free online course the Volunteer Ministers offer. But on learning of the school and the selfless work of these educators, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers contacted the director of the Church of Scientology Mission of Nairobi to get help in providing training not just to the teachers but to the children of the school as well.

“The first thing I did with the children was a Locational Processing Assist:

L. Ron Hubbard developed numerous applications of his discoveries for the mental and spiritual aspects of a person’s physical difficulties. And as more and more techniques evolved, a new body of technology came into use, called ‘Assists.’”

“One of the easiest assists to render is Locational Processing. A Locational is done by directing a person’s attention off the painful area of his body or his difficulties and out onto the environment.”

“Then, using a mixture of English, Swahili and the local language so everyone could understand, I taught them about study tech—technology developed by L. Ron Hubbard based on research into what prevents a person from being able to learn any subject. The teachers were very enthusiastic about what they learned.”

23 June 2008: Scientology Volunteer Ministers South East Asia Goodwill Tour in the City of Cebu in the Philippines

The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas in Cebu in the Philippines teamed up with the Scientology Volunteer Ministers Southeast Asian Goodwill Tour last month to launch a program to help the residents of the island cope with the problems they face in life and deal with disaster.

19 June 2008: Scientology Volunteers Use Study Tech to Help Homeless Children in Kolkata, India

24 June 2008: ZAMBIA TIMES article, “Zambia: Scientology Ministers Offer Olive Branch”

“DO not always feel low or negative about yourself just because you are going through a certain situation. Remember, something can be done about it,” says the scientology volunteer ministers currently conducting training and various workshops in Zambia.

June 18, 2008

New Dianetics Book Site Launched By The Church of Scientology

The new Dianetics Online Book Site at www.dianetics.org provides a rich media driven information and online video based overview of L. Ron Hubbard’s Dianetics, the self improvement book and New York Times bestseller, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Dianetics The Modern Science of Mental Health

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 17, 2008 — In celebration of the 58th anniversary of the release of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health, the Church of Scientology has now launched a new and interactive portal at http://www.Dianetics.org for access to testimonials, videos, excerpts, home extension courses, and all information regarding Dianetics. The launch is also supported by a national television advertising campaign. By doing so, the Church of Scientology is able to provide expansive and enlightening information to those who have questions about Dianetics.

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