The Church of Scientology of Los Angeles has actually been in the “big blue building” since about 1975 but this new renovation is outrageously beautiful and totally friendly.
Anyone interested in finding out about Scientology–you’ll find out here.
Anyone looking into starting with an introductory Scientology service–no better place on Earth to do it.
Anyone wanting to take advantage of the community programs of the Church–The Way to Happiness activities, anti-drug or human rights program, the Scientology Volunteer Ministers— you are in luck–it’s all here.
And now is the time to do it. David Miscavige made it very clear that the Church is for everyone–and that is totally true–it’s built right into the floor plans with a third of the space dedicated to servicing people new to Scientology.
It’s rare you learn of a site that has so much impact it restores someone’s faith and gives him a new outlook on life. That’s the story that came out this week about the Scientology Handbook web site. The site, published by the Church of Scientology International, contains a cross section of the information in many of the chapters of the actual book, and it works. That’s the thing about Scientology technology. It works! Here’s the story:
A visitor to the Scientology Handbook web site was surprised to find that the skills he learned made such a difference in his outlook and ability. Here is what he wrote. “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.>>more
For more information on the Scientology Volunteer Ministers program, there is an excerpt from a speech my David Miscavige, which I recommend. >>
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?