Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ryan: an Actor and a Scientologist: Meet a Scientologist

I love the "Meet a Scientologist" videos on the Scientology web site. Very creative videos about very creative people.

Here's one about Sam--an actor.
Official Scientology News:

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future Contest

L. Ron Hubbard presents Writers of the Future Contest

Exciting weekend--it's the 26th annual Writers and Illustrators of the Future contest, held in Hollywood by Galaxy Press. L. Ron Hubbard created the contest and annual publication to provide writers of speculative fiction with a platform to break into the industry.

Brand new edition of the anthology, and new award winners being announced.

Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

Monday, August 23, 2010

The Basics Books and Lectures - Dianetics & Scientology :: Bridge Publications, Inc.

The Basics Books and Lectures of L. Ron Hubbard

The Basics books and lectures of L. Ron Hubbard form the foundation upon which The Bridge to Freedom is built. They are presented in the sequence L. Ron Hubbard wrote or delivered them. In many instances, L. Ron Hubbard gave a series of lectures immediately following the release of a new book to provide further explanation and insight of these milestones. Through monumental restoration efforts, those lectures are now available.

I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.— ScientologyFounder, L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Official Church of Scientology: Videos, Meet a Scientologist, Religious Beliefs, Spirituality, Life Stories

Meet a Scientologist

My favorite "Meet a Scientologist" videos are of the artists. There's a full gamut of artist represented: painters, sculptors, designers, musicians, photographers, dancers--every one of them unique.

"You may have been taught that the mind is a very difficult thing to know about. This is the first principle of Scientology: It is possible to know about the mind, the spirit and life."—L. Ron Hubbard

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Official Church of Scientology: L. Ron Hubbard, Video Biography, Dianetics & Religious Books

L. Ron Hubbard, Video Biography

“For nearly a quarter of a century, I have been engaged in the investigation of the fundamentals of life, the material universe and human behavior. Such an adventure leads one down many highways, through many byroads, into many back alleys of uncertainty, through many strata of life…” - L. Ron Hubbard

The Scientology website has a short video biography of L. Ron Hubbard. Really worth watching.

L. Ron Hubbard - Artist

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Way To Happiness: Moral Character Teaching, Good Advice, Ethical Values, Happier Life Virtues

The Way To Happiness: Moral Character Teaching, Good Advice, Ethical Values, Happier Life Virtues

I was looking through The Way to Happiness educators' kit and was so impressed with the quality of the presentation. Here's the description of the kit on the Way to Happiness website.

The Educator’s Resource Kit provides powerful and effective tools for teaching the common sense principles of The Way to Happiness.

Through The Way to Happiness curriculum, youth learn how to apply the fundamental concepts of respect, decency and compassion.

While the Educator’s Guide is intended for teachers in public and private schools, it is also used by youth programs and community-based organizations.

The lesson plans incorporate the twenty-one precepts of The Way to Happiness and are designed for teens and young adults.

This curriculum provides a unique, nonjudgmental way to introduce concepts of right and wrong to youth, resulting in positive and productive choices.>>

The Way to Happiness is a non-religious moral code written by L. Ron Hubbard and based completely on common sense.

******************************************************* No matter how bad it is, Something CAN Be Done About It!Learn how with the Scientology Handbook based on the works of L. Ron Hubbard

Sunday, August 01, 2010

New Video—the Artistic Team at Golden Era Productions

Wow-just watched the new video on the Scientology website on Golden Era Productions. Although I've been a Scientologist for many years and an artist, I had no idea of the scope of what they're doing there. This was an eye opener. The whole operation is built around using the arts to ensure the work of L. Ron Hubbard is made available to people in the aesthetic quality commensurate with the quality of his work. And once again it is David Miscavige to whom we owe the execution of Ron's intention on this.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

New Scientology Churches—Works of Art

I have been so impressed by the new Scientology Churches I've visited. A few years ago David Miscavige announced the campaign to create Ideal Scientology Orgs (churches) wherever there are Scientology churches now. And while we have been creating these one at a time over the past few years, they are popping like mad now.

In the past three weeks David Miscavige officiated at the grand openings of three Scientology churches: Mexico, Pasadena and Seattle.

I've toured the new orgs in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Pasadena recently and they really are works of art. First, they are designed to carry the motif of the city. For example in LA the church is totally art deco, and every element in it carries that through, such as the Office for L. Ron Hubbard which looks like it came out of the heyday of Hollywood.

Here's another touch -- in Las Vegas there are orchids throughout the org, everywhere you look there is some beautiful touch like that. In Los Angeles its rhododendrons. And in Pasadena, of course, roses.

But what this all means is you can walk in there and go "ahhhhh." You leave the hectic, frenetic world outside and inside is the legendary friendliness of the Scientology staff and service par excellence with the new facilities, and, best of all, L. Ron Hubbard's tech.

It's amazing to me how every time I study something by LRH he's talking right to me. I'm not being delusional about this (and I certainly don't mean I think Ron is at my elbow whispering in my ear). What I mean is that no matter what I'm running into, at work, in relationships, about myself, etc.--I turn on an LRH lecture and get what I need to fix it, or pull out of it, or dive into it, or make it work... whatever I needed is there.

If you've never experienced that yourself, now's the best time. Go into a Church of Mission and check out the new services they have for people new to Scientology.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Scientology Church Opens in Mexico City--Secretary of Tourism Speaks.

(Courtesy of Google Translate:)
The Secretary of Tourism of Mexico City, Alejandro Rojas Diaz-Duran, said that Mexico City is the largest recipient of religious tourists, because in it are the major ceremonial centers of the different churches in the world.

Interviewed at the end of the opening of the Church of Scientology, located at the corner of Balderas and Avenida Juarez, the Mexican official said that such acts shows that Mexico City does not suffer from crime or lack of security given elsewhere.

He added that there are some specific parts of the country that have drug problems and insecurity, but that does not mean that the whole country suffers the scourge.

Díaz-Durán Rojas mentioned that this situation must change and we welcome all proposals to do so.

"We are confident that Mexico will contribute positively to Scientology go spreading the fundamental values of humanism, for youth, children and adults of all races, all creeds, of all social conditions, build a new civilization of peace and prosperity without criminals, without violence and drugs, "said local official.

Thursday, July 01, 2010

I found this magical photo on the NY Times, in an article called Dueling Troupes (and Choreographers)

It's a photo of David Hallberg in American Ballet Theater’s staging of “Swan Lake.”

Now if you thought that was breathtaking, how about this:

That's Sara Mearns as Odette-Odile in New York City Ballet’s production of “Swan Lake.” And if THAT didn't impress the hell out of you, try this:

Need I say more?

L. Ron Hubbard - Artist

Friday, June 18, 2010

Scientology Video a real beauty

Just sharing this video 'cuz it's so beautiful.

L. Ron Hubbard - Artist

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Scientology Parent blog
Day 294 | Playing in the Fountain in Old Town by tadnkat.

I have my new favorite blog to follow--the 365 Days of Mackenzie.

This is the blog about how Tad and Kat Reeves are totally obsessed with their beautiful daughter Mackenzie, and with good reason.

L. Ron Hubbard - Artist

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The history of Scientology

This article showed up in Helium today. I thought is was quite thoughtful, and wanted to pass it along.

by Charles Ray

Scientology, which means the "study of knowledge and truth," is a religion founded in the 1950s by the noted science fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard.

Hubbard, born March 13, 1911, in Tilden, Nebraska, traveled widely as a youth, including several trips to Asia. His observation of misery and poverty, especially during his Asia visits, caused him to question the very nature of man.

L. Ron Hubbard - Artist

Friday, April 16, 2010

Some people are just hard to talk to

Is there someone in your life you have trouble talking to? Maybe someone in your family, or someone at work, or a neighbor, and it seems no matter what you try to tell them, they automatically disagree? Do you know someone who you simply can't get anything cross to? There is a simple tool in Scientology you can use to get through to that person. It is covered in a chapter of the Scientology Handbook called Affinity Reality and Communication

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Importance of Communication

In point of fact, communication is one of Scientology’s most fundamental doctrines and the basis for its core religious services, auditing and training. A substantial portion of Scientology scripture is devoted to the understanding and application of communication, including books, tape-recorded lectures and training films. A Scientology auditor studies communication and practices communication techniques at many points in his training, continually working to achieve a perfect mastery of its formula.

Auditing becomes possible only through application of the communication formula. A person participating in auditing (a “preclear” in Scientology) must direct his attention inward to the deepest recesses of his reactive mind to confront occluded past incidents, including past lives, in order to find the answers to auditing questions, erase harmful energy contained in the mental image picture recordings of these incidents, and thus experience relief from spiritual travail. The preclear is fully alert during an auditing session and becomes even more alert as auditing progresses. The auditor and preclear work together to help the preclear defeat the preclear’s reactive mind. Auditing is not something done to the person, but involves his active participation to increase his self-determinism. Using communication alone, the auditor must direct the preclear’s attention (with the preclear’s agreement) to past moments of pain, unconsciousness or misemotion.

The preclear, knowing that the auditor is following the exact and predictable communication formula, feels sufficiently secure to allow the auditor to direct his attention and to tell the auditor about what he finds.