Monday, July 31, 2006

Dianetics Definitions

I recently re-read Dianetics: the Evolution of a Science, which L. Ron Hubbard wrote in 1950. It's a brilliant acount of an amazing journey of discovery. Mr. Hubbard describes in this book exactly how he discovered and codified the basic techniques of Dianetics, which he then presented in the book Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health.

The book contains a very extensive glossary of terms, necessary because what L. Ron Hubbard discovered about the mind is actually new and so required terms to name them.

There is also a good glossary of Scientology and Dianetics terms online.

For an interesting view of Dianetics, from the Indian perspective, there is a good site: Lifepositive Scientology and Dianetics.

And for an excellent overview on where the Scientology religion stands at the beginning of the 21st Century I recommend reading the transcript of the David Miscavige speech called This is Scientology or better yet purchasing a copy of the actual speech in DVD form online or at a Scientology church (really worth doing because Mr. Miscavige is such an excellent speaker).

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Here's a story a friend of mine shared with me:

I first read the book Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health in 1970.

I was really unhappy at the time. I was in a bad relationship and my self-respect was at an all-time low.

A friend of mine gave me his copy of the Dianetics book and told me that this was exactly what I needed.

I hoped he was right.

I started reading and thought it was "interesting." Then at some point, a few chapters into the book it was like I was jolted awake! I got the concept of what L. Ron Hubbard was describing about the mind, and just knew it was true.

Suddenly, so much about my life made sense.

That was a turning point in my life. From that point on things got better and better for me, and I've never looked back.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Scientology Missions International web site had this story:

Executives of the Church of Scientology Mission in Modena, Italy recently started a game to get hundreds of Scientologists in their community trained up on the techniques to deliver Dianetics auditing to thousands of others in their community and thereby help them change their lives for the better by ridding themselves of their reactive mind.

Through a step-by-step plan of promoting in their city, holding seminars & workshops and airing TV shows on the miracles of Dianetics, the Modena Mission staff have already, in just a matter of months, trained over 225 people on how to deliver the techniques of Dianetics to others.

The reason I was delighted to read this is because Modena has to be one of the most beautiful cities in Italy. I fell in love with the city when I was last there. And I had the great good fortune of meeting some of the Scientologists from the Modena Mission. They were absolutely wonderful.

Sorry if I go on about them, but I will always remember their hospitality and warmth.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Dianetics Book Review

I thought this book review for Dianetics the Modern Science of Mental Health was worth passing on. It was written by someone named R. Lorenzen.

I loved "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health". It is very much a manual of the mind. Most other books on the subject that I've read are just theories and are not really workable. I have tried the techniques as descibed in this book and loved the results! I have worked these techniques on others (what an adventure!) and had them worked on me. Smiles, laughter and happiness all around.

I would highly recommend anyone to read this book whether you think you have problems or not. There are people around you who do and these CAN be handled with these Dianetics techniques. I know; I've seen it. Also, it tells you why people do the things they do -- you know... those odd and bizarre things that keep you wondering about someone.

My recommendation? Read it and try it out.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Life Positive of India Talks about Dianetics

This article describes the research L. Ron Hubbard did into Dianetics as follows: "The seeds of Dianetics were planted in the mind of its creator, explorer-thinker-author L. Ron Hubbard, by a series of cytological experiments he conducted in 1937. These experiments demonstrated that the urge to survive overrode every other possible life-enhancing drive, and was actually an inherited urge that remained potent even as a learned response.

"This apparently academic discovery put a whole new spin to the then current (and still fairly popular) theory that life is nothing more than a game of chance. Unlike Darwin's theory of evolution, which gave importance to survival only to the extent of natural selection, Hubbard postulated that the command to survive comes from an 'intelligence' behind the scheme of life. In his work Excalibur, often considered the precursor to Dianetics, Hubbard writes: 'All life is directed by one command and one command only—SURVIVE!'"

Monday, July 03, 2006

Dianetics Seminars in Java

Dianetics seminars are being delivered to people in Java to help them come to grips with what they experienced through the earthquake at the end of May.

It is pretty shocking when you realize that this was a 6.2 magnitude quake. A similar quake in Los Angeles resulted in practically no deaths compared to the nearly 6,000 deaths in this region of Indonesia. Sure, some houses were destroyed, but the destruction in Java is hard to conceive.

I was so happy to hear that the Scientology Volunteer Ministers that flew to Java to help are not getting Dianetics technology delivered in the form of seminars.

To live through such a catastrophe must be so devastating. Dianetics technology can really help.