Category Archives: Dianetics

9/11 Six Years Later

On the anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, I think of what L. Ron Hubbard wrote in Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health in 1950, 6 weeks before the official date of the beginning of the Korean War.

The lines of battle that were drawn at that time were between the US and her allies and Soviet Union and hers. At that time Mr. Hubbard stated,

“The farmer in Iowa has no quarrel with the storekeeper of Stalingrad. Those who say such quarrels exist lie.

“There are no international concerns which cannot be resolved by peaceable means, not in terms of supranational government, but in the terms of reason.”

Last year at the celebration of the anniversary of the International Association of Scientologists David Miscavige made much the same statement.

Well, six years after 9/11, I have no quarrel with the goat herd or farmer or oil well worker if Iraq and I feel nothing but the greatest sympathy for the people of this country.

Oxfam and the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Coordination Committee in Iraq have reported just last month in a paper, called “Rising to the Humanitarian Challenge in Iraq,” that the plight of the Iraqi people has not bettered but has worsened since US and other countries invaded the country.

“Eight million people are in urgent need of emergency aid; that figure includes over two million who are displaced within the country, and more than two million refugees. Many more are living in poverty, without basic services, and increasingly threatened by disease and malnutrition.”

So on this day of reflection and remembering I state I want to put an end to all war of Man against Man, and work together with my fellow man to battle our common enemies: ignorance, poverty, starvation and the elements.

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Longterm Fatigue from Chemotherapy/Radiation

I don’t know why it took a formal study to find out that there is longterm fatigue following breast cancer treatments. All you would have to do is hang out an an oncologist’s office and ask the women who are waiting for their follow-up checkups.

How much do you think it cost for the “researchers” at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla to do their follow-up study? And who financed the research?

What women really need is not someone confirming that they feel like crap. They need something that will help them feel better.

I’ll tell you what I would tell anyone in this condition — do the Purification Rundown. It is enormously effective at getting rid of the toxins that lodge in the body. Not only that, it is effective at getting rid of the residual effects of radiations. And the effects of both can be and usually are very long-lasting.

But perhaps even more important is the increased emotional and spiritual wellbeing you experience from completing the rundown. It’s quite amazing. Who would have thought that having these kinds of drugs and toxins lodged in the body could lower your emotional tone and make you more subject to mental and emotional problems. But they do.

L. Ron Hubbard did extensive research into the relationship between the spiritual and the physical and the nature of the being and his/her purposes and goals in life. Fortunately for us he also fully documented his research and published books and recorded taped lectures so anyone can share the knowledge he gained.

The basic books and lectures of Dianetics and Scientology were released last month by David Miscavige at an international event in Clearwater, and Scientologists are avidly studying these works in 16 languages at all corners of the world. But they are great reading and listening for anyone who is searching for answers about themselves and their spirituality.

They are available for purchase online at http://bpi.thegoldenageofknowledge.net.

World Trade Center Six Years Later

I almost forgot about September 11th until I noticed something in the news today. When I look at this photo I can’t help but think how much the men and woman who were there at Ground Zero are at risk from the intense amount of pollutants they ingested at the time.

It’s so strange for me to have completely forgotten about it (even though it’s known by its date name) because I was sure I’d never forget it, and yet I did.

It was surreal at the time.  I remember where I was when I first heard.  It was so bizarre I didn’t even register it.

L. Ron Hubbard describes the phenomenon of what happens when something completely violates what is real to you and how a shock like that can affect you not just then but in the future.

It actually reminded me of an earlier shock — when I was sitting, eating lunch at home in New York in November 1964 when the music on the radio cut out and the announcer said John F. Kennedy had been shot.

I’m reading Science of Survival right now as part of my study of the basics of Scientology and Dianetics (the series of books and lectures released in July by David Miscavige) and each day my understanding of myself and my life and other people comes up to a whole new level.   And today I happened to be studying about losses and how they affect you both now and into the future.

Sometimes it’s hard to express in words how much I’m getting out of studying my Scientology basics, but I’m  trying to share what I’m experiencing on this without getting too technical.  To really understand it you should read the books and listen to the lectures yourself.

Summer Sunday in LA

Hard to believe it’s the (sniff) last Sunday in August.

The stores are full of back-to-school specials and people are racing to the beach for the last weekend before Labor Day, when it will be too crowded.

I remember how I  used to dread going back to school!  Used to do strange things to my stomach, used to feel waves of anxiety.  Just knowing fun was a whole year away!

Wish I’d had study tech then.  It would have made my life so much simpler.

And speaking of study, I’ve been continuing with my study of the Scientology Basic Books and Lectures (released in July by Mr. David Miscavige).  I feel myself growing and changing by the hour.  It is so amazing what L. Ron Hubbard did in writing these books and in the lectures explaining them.  And the quality of these editions of the books is just incredible.

Scientology News: Harlem Church and Scientology Books

The New Church of Scientology of Harlem

I found this presentation of how the new Church of Scientology in Harlem will look at CityLimits.org.

What a great building and what a great idea to have a major Scientology church in Harlem!

David Miscavige actually announced this new church a month ago at an international Scientology event in Clearwater, Florida, so it was “Scientology news“, but I was surprised to see it hit the regular news.

Well, I guess it just goes to show that Scientology is newsworthy!

Personally, I think it’s great that this new church is opening.  Harlem represents so much that is good and bad about our country: good in it’s incredible influence on American culture, bad in its typifying all the bigotry, neglect and treachery of white American culture in the way Black culture, pride and opportunity has been so undermined for centuries).

I think that this new church and the community center they are opening is going to be a turning point for Harlem, and that can’t come too soon from my point of view.

There’s another piece of great news, that has to do not just with Harlem but with Scientology anywhere in the world.

The day before the new Harlem church was announced, Mr. Miscavige made another announcement that is making a huge impact on Scientology all over the world. That was the release of all the basic books by L. Ron Hubbard in 15 languages, and all the early taped lectures he recorded as companion lectures to the books, which provide tremendous background and detail on the research he was doing at the time.

All in all it is a great time for the Scientology religion. I’ve never seen Scientologists more optimistic, more involved in their communities and more gung ho.

These books contain so much truth. I’ve been spending some time every day reading them and I feel completely revitalized. I have read them before (I’m reading the Dianetics book right now) but because they are so basic and they deal with so much truth it’s like you’re waking up more and more as a being. I feel so much more alive!

And the fact that this is all available in 15 languages (plus English) is great news, because anyone, anywhere can get a copy of these books, and start on an extension course and man can you improve your life with that!

Dianetics Still Blows my Mind

I’m reading the Dianetics book again. It’s one of the first books I read by L. Ron Hubbard. Made a lot of sense then. In fact it was such a relief to finally get something that did make sense in the field of the mind.

I’ve known for years that psychology was a crap shoot. I’d spent an entire semester in psychology with a professor who would take up study after study and shoot each down. as flawed and worthless. Despite his arrogance, I had to agree. The only study he liked was some obscure experiment with planeria (flatworms) where the psychologist in question had cut off their heads and watched what they do (flatworms can grow new heads. Lucky for them.) Come to find out he was describing his own PHD thesis. The experiment reminded me of what the 3rd grade boys who were real losers used to do with worms and bugs. So did he, for that matter. He was also about the worst lecturer I ever had and his tests were a complete joke. It was completely a matter of chance and his whim whether you would pass them or not.

So, to find something that was just straight talk and made sense to me was refreshing. Even exciting. I kept reading Dianetics — sound logic, and information I had never encountered before but which helped me understand myself–it was terrific. I actually couldn’t put it down (me, who liked text books about as much as I liked reading the legal briefs. Not.)

I was sure it would work, and I was right. It did. It still does.

There’s a terrific new course anyone can do — an extension course (like a correspondence course). David Miscavige (Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center) released the new edition of the Dianetics book and all the other Scientology basic books at a huge event in Clearwater. The event was replayed at another huge event in LA, which is where I saw it a few weeks ago (I always love going to these international events and hearing the briefings by David Miscavige because there’s so much going on in Scientology these days you just can’t keep up by the grape vine anymore–but about that, more later.)

You can locate a Scientology church through the Scientology global locator and just write in and say you want to take it. Very reasonably priced and really helpful. I’m on it. And even though I’ve read the book several times already, I’m finding that the questions on the extension course exercises are helping me hone in on important points in the text and learn stuff I’d never learned before.

I haven’t done any Dianetics auditing in quite a while, but reading this book has me raring to go again.

I’m planning to do the course on all the basic Scientology and Dianetics books. I expect I’ll be posting about them quite a bit. The time I put into reading and doing the course is a total delight. A highlight of my week. So what else would I post about?