Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Religious Technology Center

Religious Technology Center under the leadership of Mr. David Miscavage amazing work at ensuring that the technology the Mr. Hubbard wrote and recorded is preserved and kept pure.

They have taken incredible care to make sure that the books, tapes and films of LRH are published with absolutely no alteration. The quality of the recordings that get produced by Golden Era Productions is a reflection of this. They produce amazing sound quality.

I really appreciate the leadership Mr. Miscavige has given the Scientology religion over the years.
Here's the second principle LRH gave as part of "My Philosophy" --

"The second principle of my own philosophy is that it must be capable of being applied.

"Learning locked in mildewed books is of little use to anyone and therefore of no value unless it can be used."

I remember how excited I was when I took my first philosophy class in high school when I was a senior. We were going to study the great philosophers so we were going to learn the wisdom that had been accumuled in our culture. And I WANTED this.

But I was sorely disappointed.

I was actually shocked.

If this was the high tide of human understanding, it sort of explained the state of the planet.

So it was with great relief that I fina lly found and read books and listened to tapes by L. Ron Hubbard because HERE were the answers. I remember what a relief it was to me to realize I'd finally found truth!

My Philosophy by L. Ron Hubbard

One of my favorite articles by L. Ron Hubbard is "My Philosophy".

He states:

"The first principle of my philosophy is that wisdom is meant for anyone who wishes to reach for it. It is the servant of commoner and king alike and should never be regarded with awe.

"Selfish scholars seldom forgive anyone who seeks to break down the walls of mystery and let the people in. Will Durant, the modern American philosopher, was relegated to the scrap heap by his fellow scholars when he wrote a popular book on the subject, The Outline of Philosophy. Thus brickbats come the way of any who seek to bring wisdom to the people over the objections of the 'inner circle.' "

This is so true. L. Ron Hubbard's books are available in stores, in libraries and can be purchased at Scientology churches or online. Unlike other philosophers I've read, these books are simple and are practical. They ANSWER questions -- they don't just post them. And they contain techniques that WORK!

One of my favorite books by L. Ron Hubbard is Self Analysis.

This is a really remarkable book because it gives anyone who reads it tools to improve his/her own life.

The processes in the book can also be applied to someone else. All you have to do is read the first few chapters where Mr. Hubbard describes the procedures and how to use them, and then grab a friend, a wife, husband, friends, child, neighbor... and dig right in.

I ran Self Analysis on my sister, who is not a Scientologist, and she had this realization. She had thought that her life in college was pretty awful, but after the session she realized she could remember vividly things about college that were really good - good friendships and good times. It gave her a whole new viewpoint and she felt much lighter and optimistic.

And it only took 1/2 and hour!

Scientology technology
is so simple and so remarkable!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

A series of paintings depicting L. Ron Hubbard's life, was done about 10 years ago by a friend of mine. These have since been used in publications. She is a very skilled artist.

Here is one to give you a flavor and the rest can be seen at the official Scientology website.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

'L. Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Contest' Mentors New Talent in Speculative Fiction

This weekend is the Writers of the Future event. Here's a press release on it.

This is the best compilation of SciFi short stories on the market. I always pick up my own copy and I'm never disappointed.

HOLLYWOOD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 14, 2006 -- Three out of every 10,000 manuscripts submitted to the publishing industry in the United States each year gets published. In the science fiction and fantasy genre, all publishing houses combined release only 1,800 novels annually, most of them written by established authors. So recognition seldom comes quickly to new writers, particularly in the genre of speculative fiction. Many aspiring writers facing those kinds of odds soon discover how hard it is to get published and give up on their dreams to see their novels and stories in print.

One program that has successfully helped talented new writers gain recognition and bring them to the attention of publishers is the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, see, now in its 23rd year.

Every quarter, three winners are selected by a judge's panel of leading authors of science fiction and fantasy including Anne McCaffrey, Tim Powers, Kevin J. Anderson and Robert Sawyer. With no entry fee and judging done on an anonymous basis, the criterion is strictly merit.

Besides first time publication in the L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future -- the best-selling anthology series of its kind -- benefits include $30,000 in cash prizes and royalties, a writing workshop with top professionals of the genre, critiques of writing skills by well known authors as well as book signings, radio and TV interviews organized by the contest administrators to assist the new authors to get launched. Winners also form a strong community and stay in touch and support each other.

Fantasy writer Tim Powers and such other successful authors in the genre, as Orson Scott Card and Algis Budrys have conducted the workshop, which in addition to honing writing skills also covers public relations and marketing advice to help launch winner's careers. The intensive mentoring process works -- past winners of the Contest have had over 300 novels and more than 3,000 short stories published, creating sales of over 30 million books and a number of New York Times bestsellers.

This year's L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Achievement Awards Ceremony will take place August 18th at the San Diego Air & Space Museum with celebrity presenters, guests and winners from around the globe. Professionals and fans are invited to attend and can r.s.v.p. at 323/466-3310.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

I found a new website I never saw before on L. Ron Hubbard. This man was not only a genius, but he is a very fascinating figure and someone who will go down the ages as the one who changed the course of this planet. Read more about him here:
L. Ron Hubbard spent several years in Washington D.C. and was the Executive Director of the Founding Church in D.C.

His office was recently restored, and is open to the public as a museum.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Did you know that L. Ron Hubbard actually published a lot of his correspondence throughout his years. Not only during his travels but also from the early years of Dianetics and Scientology research.

Reading them you get an idea of the kind of man he was and why his work has been and still is, so popular.

Definitely worth a look.

Here's the website with them: Letters and Journals

Saturday, August 12, 2006

L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology Organizations

Here's what L. Ron Hubbard said about our churches:

“The history of organizations in Dianetics and Scientology is a history of people. It is the history of a number of people finding their feet, finding their initiative and finding their way of life.”
– L. Ron Hubbard

Friday, August 11, 2006

Another Great Book by L. Ron Hubbard

One of my very favorite books by L. Ron Hubbard is Self Analysis.

When I was only in Scientology a few months, I got a copy of this book. You read it and there are processes you run on yourself. I remember how I spent a day off just reading through the book and using the processes, and at that end of the afternoon I felt better than I had in years!

It's pretty phenomenal how powerful that book is.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

There are many very interesting stories connected with L. Ron Hubbard and his travels around the world.

From his experiences around the world, Mr. Hubbard developed tools that people can use to help each other and these are found today in the Scientology Handbook.

At the last Scientology event held on the Freewinds motor vessel, the biographical section of the event focused on Rhodesia.

At a prior grand opening event in Johannesburg, South Africa, the speech centered around L. Ron Hubard's first visit to South Africa. This can be seen here: South Africa Grand Opening.

For more information and news about the Scientology religion today see the Scientology Today website.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Profile of L. Ron Hubbard

There is a very good web site about L. Ron Hubbard called "L. Ron Hubbard Profile"

In it, there is a quote from LRH where he gives what he felt was the test of a life well lived:

"There are only two tests of a life well lived. Did one do as one intended? And were people glad one lived?"

I think these are excellent guidelines to live by.

For some of the things L. Ron Hubbard accomplished, This is Scientology a presentation by David Miscavige gives a very good overview.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Drug Education and Drug Prevention

In the late 60's L. Ron Hubbard did extensive research into how drugs affect the being mentally and spiritually.

In an article called "Drug Addiction" he wrote:

"In the absence of workable psychotherapy wide drug addiction is inevitable. When a person is depressed or in pain and where he finds no physical relief from treatment, he will eventually discover for himself that drugs remove his symptoms. In almost all cases of psychosomatic pain, malaise or discomfort the person has sought some cure for the upset.

"When he at last finds that only drugs give him relief he will surrender to them and become dependent upon them often to the point of addiction.

"Years before had there been any other way out most people would have taken it. But when they are told there is no cure, that their pains are “imaginary,” life tends to become insupportable. They then can become chronic drug takers and are in danger of addiction.">>>

Scientology churches are very active in drug prevention and support the Narconon program which is based on the work L. Ron Hubbard did to help persons overcome their drug dependancy.