Friday, December 11, 2009

Someone Putting You Down?

In Chapter 21, "Flourish and Prosper" Ron tells you how to overcome suppression -- when someone is trying to put you down, make less of you, keep you from "becoming a threat" to them by getting "too good." It's very simple. Flourish and Prosper is the way.

The book has now been made into a book on film and it's here. >>
The Way to Happiness is a non-denominational common-sense moral code written buy L. Ron Hubbard.

I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.— ScientologyFounder, L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Frankfurt Book Fair: Scientology and Dianetics Publisher Announces Books Now in 50 Languages

Scientology books now available to 90 percent of global book market.

Frankfurt, Germany, October 2009—Bridge Publications dominates its category at the Frankfurt Book Fair opening Oct. 14, as it releases eight popular non-fiction titles by L. Ron Hubbard in 50 languages. Los Angeles-based Bridge Publications Inc. is the publishing arm of the Scientology religion and one of the world’s largest all-digital printers. In the announcement to the trade, Nicole Shell, Director of Public Relations of Bridge Publications, said this means the most popular basic Scientology books are now available to 90 percent of the global book market.

The numbers are impressive: The translations took five years and consisted of 103,350 pages containing 21.1 million words. A corps of 928 translators and 84 staff supervisors put in 139,580 hours so readers in 188 countries now have these books in their native languages, many for the first time.

L. Ron Hubbard is named in the Guinness World Records as Most Translated Author (71 languages). One of the most prolific writers of the 20th century, L. Ron Hubbard has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list with 19 separate titles. His works have sold 230 million copies in 150 countries including 22 million copies of Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health alone. The Guinness Book of Records recognized Mr. Hubbard for the most published works by one author (1,084) in Oct. 2006, and in April 2009 for the most published audio books (185).

The eight newly translated Hubbard works are: Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health; Dianetics: The Original Thesis; Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science; Self Analysis; Scientology The Fundamentals of Thought; The Problems of Work: Scientology Applied to the Workaday World; Scientology: A New Slant on Life; and The Way to Happiness. They are now available in their original English and the following 50 languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Chinese (simplified), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Filipino, Finnish, French, Georgian, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Kyrgyz, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Nepali, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Sinhalese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish (Castilian), Spanish (Latin American), Swahili, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu and Vietnamese.

Those attending the Fair can find the Bridge Publications booth in Hall 8.0 at stand A978.

For more information about L. Ron Hubbard and his works, watch a short biographical video at the Scientology web site or visit For more information on the books of L. Ron Hubbard visit or contact Nicole Shell, Director of Public Affairs, Bridge Publications, Inc., (323) 888-6200

I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.— ScientologyFounder, L. Ron Hubbard

Saturday, October 24, 2009

L. Ron Hubbard and Education

In the 1920s, L. Ron Hubbard’s concern for education began when he realized the “influence of a mislearned word on a life.” At that time, he was teaching English in a school in Guam.

He stressed two significant points: first, he wished his students to appreciate the scope of the world beyond their shores; and second, he wanted them to understand how literacy held the key to participation in that world.

To convey the foreign concept of a railroad train to children, who had no experience of mechanical transportation, he hitched three or four ox carts together. The theory underlying this successful experiment would prove vital to his later work. He had hit right at the heart of the learning process, how information is best assimilated-and what accounts for the bored and exasperated student.

In 1938, Mr. Hubbard outlined fundamental principles of education, from his views on the degrading examination system to practical procedures to be followed in teaching a foreign language.

During the Second World War, he became involved in the direct instruction of military personnel as well as the redrafting of instructional materials. In a preliminary note on his navigational text, he advised, "Failure to learn definitions results in a later inability to understand explanations, which include those definitions. Easily the most important factor in any study is a comprehension of what is meant by certain words."

In 1950, he lectured further on effective approaches to education, clarifying the goal and purpose of education as well as basic axioms for the subject. “The maintenance of a high level of self-determinism is more important in educating than the maintenance of order,” he stated. This prescient observation predated modern education reform efforts, and the emerging emphasis on teaching students to reason with the concepts they are taught, by more than four decades.

In fact, by the early 1960’s, Mr. Hubbard saw fully that declining educational standards were having a profound effect on the learning abilities of the people he was attempting to instruct. His investigation of this decline, and research regarding the basic laws of education led to a revolutionary development in the field – a technology of study. His lectures on this work were recorded and formed the basis for a whole approach to teaching and learning.

As educators throughout the world learned of Mr. Hubbard’s breakthroughs, they began to utilize them in their own work. Thus were formed the roots of a new world wide movement – Applied Scholastics.

Due to Mr. Hubbard’s discoveries and developments, quality education is now within the reach of every person who wants it. Applied Scholastics is the organization that makes available L. Ron Hubbard’s educational methods to the world.

I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.— Scientology Founder, L. Ron Hubbard

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Throughout history, the most important advances in our culture and civilization have not come about because man invented a stronger sword for the foot soldier, a better longbow for the archer, more powerful tanks for the cavalry or atomic bombs. Rather, progress has come from the new ideas of thinking men.

As L. Ron Hubbard wrote in Science of Survival, “Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of mankind.” When an idea represents fundamental and workable truths, it is adopted by many and achieves a lasting endurance. Plato’s Republic, written more than three hundred years before the birth of Christ, catalyzed political thinkers for centuries and many of its fundamental concepts are woven into the fabric of modern governments. Descartes’ seventeenth-century laws of mathematics are taught today in modern universities and continue to be used as tools to aid scientific inquiry.

Today, at the dawn of a new millennium, the last hundred years have seen some of the most rapid advances in technology ever. These advances, unfortunately, have been accompanied by a commensurate decline in the beneficial influence of religion and the systematic removal of the humanities from our educational systems. The results have been mixed. While we have seen a rise in material living standards, we have also lived through the horrors of two world wars, political, racial and religious genocide on an unprecedented scale and social turmoil, reflected by plummeting moral standards, the breakdown of the family unit, violent crime, widespread drug abuse in all economic sectors and failing educational systems.

Amid this turmoil, L. Ron Hubbard researched the spiritual breakthroughs which led to his development of Scientology and ultimately the founding of the Scientology religion – the only major new religion established in the twentieth century. But the birth of Scientology has meant more than just the growth of a worldwide religion of eight million adherents. As has happened throughout history, the ideas of one man have been taken up and carried forward by many – Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike – and have become part of the fabric of modern culture.

I like to help others and count it as my greatest pleasure in life to see a person free himself of the shadows which darken his days.— ScientologyFounder, L. Ron Hubbard