Tuesday, November 08, 2005

L. Ron Hubbard:Shaping the 21st Century with Solutions for a Better World

There is a very interesting web site on L. Ron Hubbard, published by the Church of Scientology International European Office for Public Affairs and Human Rights.

Ron Hubbard is known world over as the founder of the Scientology religion. A truly international figure, he reached out to people in all lands and all cultures with his philosophy, and Scientology missions and churches now span five continents.

That international growth began at a pivotal time in Mr. Hubbard’s life when he called Europe home. Throughout the 1950s, as the vanguard of the Scientology movement, he would regularly traverse the Atlantic to Europe, touring the continent, establishing new centres and delivering lectures. In 1959, when expansion in both Europe and abroad created the need for a truly international training and administrative centre, Mr. Hubbard purchased the southern England country estate of Saint Hill. It was from here he directed the worldwide expansion of Scientology and established the Saint Hill College, offering ministerial graduate courses. >>

Monday, November 07, 2005

L. Ron Hubbard on Riots

With riots going on in France I checked out what L. Ron Hubbard wrote about riots. I found a very interesting essay on the subject, written in 1969 at the hight of the American anti-war movement, when students and African-Americans were rioting in major cities around the US.

I think this is every bit as appropriate today as it was then:

Riots are not always caused by economic deprivation.

The bulk of American riots are caused by injustice.

Only the wealthy can afford justice. It may say there must be justice in the Constitution but it can only be obtained in upper courts.

The little fellow doesn’t have a hundred thousand dollars to fight the unjust actions of those in power.

Until there is justice for the little people, not just for the rich, there will be riots. And these riots can easily swell into complete raw red revolution.

The full article can be read online. It is part of the magazine "L. Ron Hubbard: the Freedom Fighter"

With everything that L. Ron Hubbard did in his extraordinary lifetime, I think that it was his love of freedom and insistance on it for all of us that made him so very exceptional.

Friday, November 04, 2005

Scientologists Explain Religious Views

This article was in The Heights and was posted on miscavige.blog-city.com

"Scientology is just not like anything
else," said Rev. Robert Castagna of the Church of Scientology in Boston
on Tuesday night. "Some say it is a blend of Eastern and Western
religious customs. Others try to label it as a 'self-help' kind of
program. The fact of the matter is that there is just nothing like it
in the entire world."

Castagna's opening remarks set the stage
for the night as he and his colleague and fellow Scientologist Erik
Bayersdorfer attempted to answer many questions about the history and
beliefs of the Church of Scientology

Scientology, Castagna
said, is now the fastest growing religion in the world. He points to
the inherent flexibility of the religion as its major appeal.

Scientology, we don't tell you how to worship and we certainly don't
tell you who to worship," he said. "What's true for you is true for
you. We, instead, help you to strengthen your spiritual life."

Next, Castagna recounted the life of
L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Hubbard, already an
esteemed writer by his early 20s, began to travel the world in search
of "a common denominator unifying all knowledge." >> more

Tuesday, August 16, 2005


L. Ron Hubbard started up the Scientology Volunteer Ministry many years ago with the express purpose of helping people with their day to day problems. He also envisioned a corps of volunteers who could use Dianetics and Scientology techniques in emergency/disaster situations.

Over the years the Scientology Volunteer Ministers corps has built up to over 10,000 around the world.
They were active in New York during 911, they have helped with disaster relief in Florida during hurricane season and were also very much on the scene in South East Asia after the Tsunamis hit.

These people are highly trained and know what to do to help in these situations, as well as help people with personal trauma. Their motto is "Something can be done about it!"

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


In the 1960's L. Ron Hubbard purchased and resided at St. Hill Manor in East Grinstead, England.

Saint Hill Manor, with its beautiful grounds, is the international training location for the "Saint Hill Special Briefing Course."

Back in the 60's Scientology Scientologists would travel from around the world to come to England for the lectures and training to become professional audidtors (counselling).

Scientology in the United Kingdom is not limited to East Grinstead, there are organizations in man cities in england, as well as an organization in Scotland.

Recently, following the bombings in London, Scientology Volunteer Ministers were on the scene working with emergency services, providing food and drinks for the rescue workers and assisting people who were in shock or upset in the area.

Scientology continues to grow England, as it does around the world. Continuing L. Ron Hubbard's legacy.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005

L. Ron Hubbard's Birthday

It's nearly March 13th. As I described in an earlier post,Scientology churches and missions celebrate L. Ron Hubbard's birthday. Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center is master of ceremonies, and there of recent years the LRH biographer gives a speech about some aspect of Mr. Hubbard's life, often telling anecdotes or sharing information that most Scientologists never knew before.

It is always a special time, where all Scientologists gather to pay tribute to Mr. Hubbard and the legacy he left the world -- a true religious technology.

L. Ron Hubbard instituted a tradition, back in the mid-1970's. He was asked what he would like most for his birthday and what he said was "expansion."

Take this in the right context. With the Aims of Scientology being a world without insanity, crime or war expansion of Scientology is something that benefits all mankind.

And this year is very special indeed. For the past three months, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have been in South Asia helping the areas and people hardest hit by the tsunamis to put their lives back together. They are doing such a fantastic job, and I'm sure news of what they are doing will be shared with the entire Scientology network.

You don't have to be a Scientologist to attend the L. Ron Hubbard birthday event. Many times LRH's fiction fans come to this event. Families and friends are invited. In fact, anyone who wants to find out more about Scientology is absolutely welcome.

Here's a link to a web site that has the contact information for the Scientology churches and missions.

Friday, February 04, 2005

I'm so proud of what the Scientology Volunteer Ministers are doing in South Asia, and I thought I'd share the story of one fellow who is there:

“Hi, I’m Oisin Grogan from Melbourne, Australia. Being here in Banda Aceh has been a life changing experience! Back in Melbourne I was looking to play a bigger game in life and I wanted to help people. I have been able to achieve that here in a massive way. I have watched fellow Scientology Volunteer Ministers do amazing things. I found that as you help more people, your ability to confront life grows and grows. We have literally created daily miracles applying L. Ron Hubbard’s assist methods. For instance I helped a man who could not move (or walk) without immense pain. At the end of the assist, he shuffled out by himself in virtually no pain! All the VMs here can tell you similar stories. Yesterday I was talking to a local person and realized I had just had a two-minute chat in Indonesian. It’s been an honor being here working with people from all over the world who all have the same purpose—to help. We have made many, many friends. Terima kasih bunyak! (Thank you very much.) “

“A Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence. Rather, he is trained to handle these things and help others achieve relief from them and new personal strength as well."

- L. Ron Hubbard

If you can help with donations or wish to volunteer time, call (323) 960-1949 or 1-800-435-7498 or e-mail vm@volunteerministers.org