Sunday, August 29, 2010

Founding Chairman of Challenger Center for Space Education is Keynote Speaker at Writers of the Future Event

June Scobee Rodgers, Founding Chairman of Challenger Center for Space Science Education, will deliver the keynote address to winners of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers and Illustrators of the FutureContest, the Contest judges and several hundred attending guests this Saturday night at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. The Challenger Centers have the purpose to carry on the educational mission to utilize the excitement of space to inspire and motivate our nation's school children to take interest in mathematics, science and technology. Scobee Rodgers will address the evening's attendees on the vital role played by writers and illustrators of science fiction as the dreamers of a new tomorrow which will inspire the next generation of scientists.

It is not only as the founding Chairman of the Challenger Space Centers that she will be addressing the audience. She is also a published author. And, as the 25th anniversary approaches of the Challenger 51-L Teacher in Space mission, commanded by her late husband Astronaut Dick Scobee, she says that she is pleased to launch a new project, ''A series of novels that I developed with Writers of the Future judges Rebecca Moesta and Kevin J. Anderson, called Star Challengers.''
The highlight of the ceremony will be the announcement of the year's two Grand Prize winners who will each receive $5,000and release of the annual anthology L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers and Illustrators of the Future, Volume 26 (Galaxy Press, 2010). Also being released is a special coffee table book edition of L. Ron Hubbard Presents Writers of the Future: The First 25 Years, a photographic retrospective of the 25 years of the contest and containing over 1,000 images.

The Writers of the Future writing contest ( was initiated by L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 to provide a means for aspiring writers to get a much-needed break -- its winners have gone on to sell an impressive 31 million copies of their works combined. Due to the success of the Writing Contest, the companion Illustrators of the Future Contest was created in 1988.

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

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Scientology- an Invitation to Freedom

What an incredible video-- Scientology: an Invitation to Freedom

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

L. Ron Hubbard's Books and Lectures Restored

The Scientology News site explains how David Miscavige oversaw the full restoration of all of all the books and lectures of L. Ron Hubbard from 1948 through to 1962. It was a 25-year project, completed at the end of 2009 and announced at the yearly New Years event, televised to all Scientology Churches and Missions. The project, its products and the result of having carried it out has been called the Golden Age of Knowledge, and the driving force behind it, and behind making if fully available and seeing that every Scientologist benefits from its study is David Miscavige, in keeping with the intentions of L. Ron Hubbard.

Here is how this is described on the website:

Restoring Mr. Hubbard’s lectures from the period was another key phase of the project. In the 1950s, Mr. Hubbard delivered hundreds of lectures to Dianeticists and Scientologists, each expanding on some aspect of the corresponding book. Although recorded, many of these lectures had never been broadly available due to lack of reproduction facilities in the Church’s formative years. An earlier project had scoured the cities where the lectures were delivered—Los Angeles, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Wichita, London, Melbourne, Johannesburg—and rounded up all known original recordings. But mass reproduction was still hindered by the poor quality of many of the originals or by their deterioration over the years. Factually, despite various restoration attempts through the years, many of the lectures had never been heard since the day they were delivered.

By the turn of the 21st century, however, computer and digital technology had advanced dramatically, and the painstaking work was begun anew—this time with result. But even then, to achieve the quality befitting the content, the Church continually pushed boundaries of existing audio technology and thereby established the world’s most sophisticated sound restoration studios. Tens of thousands of hours later, the project had successfully restored hundreds of hours of previously missing, distorted or inaudible recordings. The net result was the recovery of an enormous body of Scientology Scripture for today and forever.

From this monumental undertaking in research, verification, editorial and audio came the most dramatic achievement in the Church’s history: recovery of the very foundations of the Scientology religion. Eighteen books by L. Ron Hubbard, perfect in every detail; the corresponding lecture series for each book, 280 lectures in all, produced in-house on CD; each lecture series including verified transcripts and supplemental references; and each book and lecture series containing a massive glossary, defining words as Mr. Hubbard used them to ensure understanding by any listener; and every book and lecture reproduced and released in the world’s 15 major languages.

And that is why this is truly a Golden Age of Knowledge for every Scientologist.

As Mr. Miscavige summed it up: “And just in case you missed it—we are not speaking of ‘corrected’ manuscripts. Not ‘newly verified’ manuscripts. And definitely not just ‘repackaged.’ What we are speaking of is 100 percent unadulterated SOURCE.”

To know that they are receiving the actual material from the source of the Scientology religion, L. Ron Hubbard, is the primary goal of every Scientologist. And Mr. Miscavige made it possible.

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

Monday, August 23, 2010

International Writers of the Future 26th Anniversary Set for Live Internet Broadcast Worldwide -- HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ --

International Writers of the Future 26th Anniversary Set for Live Internet Broadcast Worldwide -- HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ --

Part of L. Ron Hubbard's legacy is the encouragement he gave to writers of speculative fiction through the Writers of the Future contests and anthologies.

This article explains:

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The L. Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards ceremony celebrating the 26th anniversary of the internationally-acclaimed Writers of the Future Contest and its companion Illustrators of the Future Contest will be broadcast on Saturday, August 28th, 7:30 pm (Pacific), to a worldwide audience via Internet, it was announced today. Streaming will be live from where a special link will be set up.

"This annual ceremony for new writers and illustrators of science fiction and fantasy is such a moving experience that we wanted all speculative fiction fans everywhere and the friends and families of this year's winners to witness it," said Joni Labaqui, Contests' director.

The actual evening ceremony will be held before hundreds of invited guests, celebrities, and many of speculative fiction's most popular writers and illustrators at the famous Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, in the very room that the first Academy Awards were held.

"We've got quite a show planned. Not only are we releasing volume 26, but a 25 year retrospective coffee table book of the Writers of the Future program with over 1,000 photos in 270 pages will also be released," Labaqui added.

Every quarter, three writers and three illustrators are selected by a panel of leading authors and artists of science fiction and fantasy. With no entry fee and judging done on an anonymous basis, the criterion is strictly merit. Beside first time publication, benefits include over $30,000 in cash prizes and royalties, a week-long workshop with top professionals of the genre as well as book signings, radio and TV interviews organized by the contest administrators to assist the winners in launching their careers.

For more information, on the Contests, go to You can see last year's awards ceremony a and click on "2009 Awards Ceremony-Vol XXV."

Please note, this is a live broadcast, so check your time zone for when it will be showing in your location.

A culture is only as great as its dreams, and its dreams are dreamed by artists. — Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Clearing Congress DVD

Clearing Congress (DVD)

I first watched the Clearing Congress films on 16 mm film. Then I saw it when it was on video cassette. The professionalism in the mastering of this DVD is amazing.

I remember watching the event when David Miscavige showed the difference in the before and after shots. Man. What a huge difference. And I found when I watched it the this improved quality made it so much easier to watch the film and appreciate the information.

Really remarkable.

Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.~~L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Scientology religion

Monday, August 02, 2010

Books on Film by L. Ron Hubbard

In June, David Miscavige released The Problems of Work as a book on film. It is available from Bridge Publications or any Scientology Church or Mission.

The book itself helps you deal with the kinds of stress nearly everyone is experiencing today with an unstable economy and lack of job security and all the stress this puts on other aspects of your life.

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