Understanding the world of Scientology…
To me,the name Tom Cruise had always been associated with the term Scientology.Apart from having a vague idea that Scientology refers to a religion,I never bothered to know more..Today,a google ad promted me to look into that dark area..I must say that it’s weird, indeed weird…
Scientology is a religion/cult/applied religious philosophy created by L. Ron Hubbard (a science fiction writer), starting in 1952. The beliefs and practices of scientology are based on Hubbard’s own extensive writings and taped lectures. Scientology claims to focus on psychological techniques that people can use to make their lives better.
As such, it has very little to say about God, the Afterlife or other religious concepts.Scientology does not give any doctrine about God. Hubbard refers to God as the Eighth Dynamic, which is also known as Infinity. According to him, Scientologists who progress to the Eighth Dynamic may come to their own conclusions regarding the Supreme Being; and Hubbard’s emphasis is on man.
Hubbard’s researches led him to the belief that a human is made up of three parts: the body, the mind, and “the thetan”.
- The body includes the brain, the purpose of which is to carry messages. It is comparable to a switchboard.
- The mind consists essentially of pictures. It is the accumulation of life’s experiences, perceptions, decisions and conclusions.
- The “thetan” is the soul, which is the true essence of a human being. Hubbard wished to avoid the term “soul”, as it has too many meanings. So he coined the term thetan to refer to it. A thetan is that which is aware of being aware, the identity which is the individual.
The thetan can exist entirely independent of the body and the mind. Through a process called “exteriorization“, a thetan can leave the body but still control the body. A person who is able to practice exteriorization is called an Operating Thetan or OT.
Scientology does not teach any belief about an Afterlife, but speaks of the idea of being born again into another body, similar to the Hindu belief of reincarnation.The writings and recorded spoken words of L. Ron Hubbard on the subject of Scientology collectively serve as its scripture. His writings on the subject comprise of more than 500,000 pages, including dozens of books and over 2,000 tape-recorded public lectures.
Ok,now something more interesting…
Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, and practiced by followers of Scientology,Dianetics is a set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the spirit, mind and body. “Auditing” in the context of Dianetics and Scientology is an activity where a person trained in “auditing” listens and gives auditing commands to a subject, which Scientologists refer to as a “preclear”. Those who study Scientology materials and receive auditing sessions advance from a status of Preclear to Clear and Operating Thetan.The state of Operating Thetan (OT) is a spiritual state above Clear.There are eight publicly-known OT levels, OT I to VIII. The highest level, OT VIII, is only disclosed at sea, on the Scientology cruise ship Freewinds.At OT III is the story of Xenu.Xenu is a galactic ruler who, 75 million years ago, brought billions of people to Earth, stacked them around volcanoes and blew them up with hydrogen bombs 🙂 The thetans then clustered together, stuck to the bodies of the living, and continue to do this today. These events are known as “Incident II” or “The Wall of Fire,” and the traumatic memories associated with them are known as the “R6 implant.” The Xenu story prompted the use of the volcano as a Scientology symbol. The Xenu story is part of the Church of Scientology’s secret “Advanced Technology”,normally only revealed to members who have already contributed large amounts of money.
Enough of complicated fatcs,I always wondered why celebrities are interested in scientology..
Scientology has had a written program governing celebrity recruitment since at least 1955, when L. Ron Hubbard created “Project Celebrity”, offering rewards to Scientologists who recruited targeted celebrities.The Church of Scientology operates special Celebrity Centres.Celebrities are secretly being given Scientology auditing courses without charge. These courses regularly cost up to $1,000 per hour
But then I think the reason that celebrities would be interested is because it’s a religion that fits pretty well with a celebrity kind of personality. It’s very individualistic. It celebrates your individual identity as ultimately divine. It claims to give you ultimate power over your own mind, self, destiny, so I think it fits well with an actor personality. And then the wealth question: These aren’t people who need more wealth, but what they do need, or often want at least, is some kind of spiritual validation for their wealth and lifestyle, and Scientology is a religion that says it’s OK to be wealthy, it’s OK to be famous, in fact, that’s a sign of your spiritual development. So it kind of is a spiritual validation for that kind of lifestyle
Recognised in a few countries,banned in a few,scientology continues to be a religion of the rich…
It took me more than four hours to compile this and it’s enough and more for the day..Overdose of scientology will plunge me into depths of Xenu’s world… grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
In the late 1940s, pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard declared:
“Writing for a penny a word is ridiculous. If a man really wants to make a million dollars, the best way would be to start his own religion”
Hubbard later created the Church of Scientology…
🙂 🙂 🙂