Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Scientology: Anti-Drug Campaign

Here is one of the PSA's produced for the anti-drug campaign. "Party all night"

The truth can be pretty hard-hitting.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

What the Church of Scientology wants its members to do - (cont)

The tools the Church uses to help promote the idea of a drug-free life include the "Truth about Drugs Video", the Truth about Drugs booklets and the Truth about Drugs Public Service Announcements.

Other cool programs include the Drug Free Marshals and the Drug Free Ambassadors.

Here are some facts about the campaign:
  • 385 anti-drug partnerships forged in cities and towns
  • Booklets distributed to 2,253.000 people in high drug usage zones
  • 111 million reached with the Truth About Drugs message in the last year.
  • 8,000 booklets a day distributed in high usage neighborhoods.
  • Pledge drives (pledging to be drug free) and youth rallies reach 3 million youth a week in high risk schools
  • PSAs airing in cafes, theaters, bars and clubs across eleven top drug consumption nations.
This is all being done by Scientologists who volunteer their time to help their communities.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What the Church of Scientology wants its members to do - 2

A few posts ago I told you about the human rights activities that the Church of Scientology encourages its members to get involved with. In this post I'm going to talk about the the anti-drug campaign that the Church encourages us to support.

To begin with here is an article on the New York Coordinator for the Foundation for a Drug-Free World: Scientologists In Action: Meghan Fialkoff. This is a great interview where Meghan shares her reasons for helping keep kids and adults of drugs. I particularly like her comment: "When you know there are things going on in the world which are heading in a bad direction, and you know you have the exact tools to handle those situations, help people, and save lives, if you then don't do anything about it you are the one who has to live with that."

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What is Scientology Auditing and how can it help you?

The latest podcast from the New Civilization Podcast website is here.

What is auditing and how can it help you? Hear all about it from a man who has delivered more than 50,000 hours of auditing to countless individuals.

New Civilization Podcast - Auditing featuring Ted Sullivan

Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm trying out Twitter

Twitter is what you might call "micro-blogging". You are allowed 140 characters per post, so you tend to do lots of short posts. I'm checking it out to see what can be done with it.

I'm thinking I may be able to use it at work. If everyone in my team keeps Twitter updated with what they are doing, and we are all "friends" on Twitter then we will always know what each person is up to. E.g., "Where is Joe?" Look at his Twitter - he is at lunch or he's in a meeting or whatever. I can see that it could be useful for such things. I'm not really all that clear on what else it could be used for, but we'll see.

Anyway, while I'm checking it out, I've put the feed from my Twitter over on the right at the top of the page. So check out my Twittering and tell me what you think.

Friday, September 19, 2008

More on What Scientologists are expected to do

I mentioned the human rights activities of the Church of Scientology yesterday but I only scratched the surface. Here are some more details:
  • Human rights info kits are being sent to every city, state and national legislature.
  • Human rights lesson plans are going out to social studies classes on six continents
  • Human rights awareness ads are running in government publications to reach those in positions of power.
  • PSAs produced for the campaign are being broadcast all over the world and can also be seen on the web. Human Rights Public Service Announcements (PSAs)
  • A human rights world tour that visited many countries this year such as:
    • Nigeria where the human trafficking and bogus drug dumping problems were addressed
    • Kenya to address repression and ethnic cleansing
    • Pakistan where the PSAs and a plan for national implementation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights were presented to Pakistan's Human Rights Director.
    • Taiwan where the tour met with the Vice President and began the human rights program in elementary schools.
    • Venezuela where 8,000 students rallied for human rights at the central Mercedes Square in Valencia and 150,000 met at a Youth for Human Rights rally on the Plaza Brion in Caracas. Many Venezuelan celebrities appear on the cover of the "What are Human Rights" booklet.
  • and more.
This is all being paid for by donations from Scientologists. We are serious about making human rights a reality in this world.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

What the Church of Scientology wants its members to do

You can tell a lot by reading the internal magazines of an organization. For example, several years ago my wife tried her hand at multi-level-marketing. The magazine the company put out was all about how to build your "down-line" (that means people who you got into the MLM). The people featured in the magazine were people with huge down-lines and it showed their fancy cars and how affluent they were. The mag promoted going to sales training events and was very ra-ra about sales. That is what you'd expect from an entity that was basically a sales company.

So what does the Church of Scientology talk about in its internal magazines? Well, I just received two, so over the next couple of days I'll tell you what is in them. Let's start with a major issue being promoted in both magazines: The Church's human rights campaign. The Church is involved in a major human rights campaign. Something about the campaign was reported in this article "International Youth Summit Demands Governments Restore Fundamental Human Rights". The two magazines go into detail about the campaign, the countries it is running in, the number of people who have been impacted by the campaign, people involved in it, and more. The campaign promotes human rights and human rights education, it does not promote the Church or the religion of Scientology. The two magazines heavily promote that Scientologists should get involved with the campaign and help make human rights a reality.

Here is more data on the campaign:
The Church of Scientology Human Rights Campaign
Youth for Human Rights

I'll tell you more of what is in the magazines tomorrow.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Great Win from Self Analysis

Peace just posted a win from one of his readers: Self Analysis Totally Got Rid Of His Illness!.

It reminded me of a cool win I had from using Self Analysis many moons ago. I was looking for a job and it was not going well. Not a single bite despite several interviews. I was starting to get depressed and my rent was due! So that morning I picked up Self Analysis and started running through the processes in the book. After about 30 minutes I felt really great. I was no longer depressed. I felt invigorated.

Within the hour I got a call for another interview scheduled for that afternoon. I went to the interview and they gave me the job! I think the extra calm and confidence I felt from the Self Analysis processes was what made the difference and got me the job.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What do Scientologists Believe? (Part 3)

To continue from yesterday (What do Scientologists Believe? (Part 2)), here is another example:

I used to get headaches. I was addressing this in Scientology Auditing and we found an incident in this life where I'd banged my head. That didn't handle it, so the Auditor asked if there was an earlier similar incident and I found one where I'd been hit in the face with something that looked like a wrecking ball. This was obviously not from this lifetime.

I went through the incident several times until the pain and trauma were gone from it and the incident no longer bothered me. I have never had those headaches since then.

So because in those two examples, and in the many, many other incidents and issues I have addressed and successfully handled in Scientology Auditing, I am convinced that what I am recalling is totally real.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What do Scientologists Believe? (Part 2)

In my post on Saturday entitled, What do Scientologists Believe? (Part 1), I asked the question: "So what makes me think that these past lives I am recalling are real? "

The answer is simple: After addressing traumatic incidents from past lives, problems in my current life have gone away.

I was having some problems doing my job. I seemed unable to do certain duties successfully. As part of handling this I got a procedure known as "False Data Stripping." This process helps you to inspect the data associated with a subject and the source of that data so you can separate out the true from the false.

I inspected some data that I'd gotten this lifetime that seemed false to me, we got to the end of the steps for handling it, but it was still sort of sticking to me. So we went on to the next step which is to ask for an "earlier similar false datum".

I found a false datum and I found the time when I'd been given it and the person who gave it to me. It was definitely not an incident from this life. As I was inspecting the whole thing I started to wonder "Why did I accept this ridiculous datum from a guy who lived in a dark and smelly cave?" and "Why won't this obviously false datum go away? Why does it continue to 'stick' to me?"

After going over it a bit more I finally realized that what he had told me was actually a great excuse for bad things I had done earlier in that life and for the situation I was in at the time I consulted him. It all boiled down to the fact that I had gotten myself into a mess and what they guy was saying excused it all.

Having seen this, the datum became 'unstuck' and I could now accept or reject it at will. Following this, my job went much better and I also noticed an associated win: I could now stand up and talk in front of groups, something that had terrified me before.

I'll give another example tomorrow.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Amazing Speech

I was going to continue my post from yesterday, but I saw this amazing speech to the UN by a young girl. Sadly, she made the speech in 1992 and apparently no world leader paid any attention. Let's hope that spreading this video around the Internet will have a bigger effect than her speech did in 1992. Let's hope that people will wake up to the fact that we live on a small planet and that we are slowly but surely destroying it. We live in an interdependent world. None survives alone. We have the resources to create a world free of hunger and poverty yet we squander the wealth of our own country on wars and other foreign entanglements. Perhaps it is time for a change.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

What do Scientologists Believe? (Part 1)

I was checking out my website traffic and I noticed that the page that got the most visits in the past month was my post, What do Scientologists Believe?. I'm glad to see that people are looking for the truth about what we believe.

So I thought I'd do a little series of posts covering this topic. Let's start with something that has always fascinated me, the idea that we have lived before.

I know that I have lived before. How do I know this? Because I can remember it. I have pretty good recall of my past lives. I'm not going to go into the details of who I've been and what I've done, but I will tell you the path I took to get to the point where recalling my own past existences was easy. That path is called Scientology Auditing (click the link and watch the video). Early in my auditing I could only recall things that had happened in this life but as time went by and I did more auditing, I gradually became able to recall other lives. As the years went by it became easier and easier, until now it is very easy.

So what makes me think that these past lives I am recalling are real? I'll tell you tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines

Here is a startling article about just how deadly prescription drugs can be: Prescription Drugs More Deadly Than Cocaine, Heroin, Amphetamines.

More people die from prescription drugs each year than from cocaine, heroin and amphetamines put together! In fact the medical profession itself estimates that about 100,000 people die each year from "correct" prescriptions but critics estimate that it is much higher (See Death by Medicine for the details).

Hopefully this will make you think twice before blindly accepting the opinion of "authorities" regarding the safety of medical drugs.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Another neat win

Here is another win from the SoMa Scientology Mission.

I thought I should explain a couple of terms before you try to read it:

Dynamics - this is a term which really requires that you click on the link to get a good understanding of it. The quick version is that a dynamic is an urge toward survival in a specific area of life, e.g. the 3rd dynamic is the urge toward survival of an individual as part of a group.

Facsimile - another name for a Mental Image Picture. The images one sees in his mind. Again to get a full understanding follow the link.

Here is the article: Winning in life

Monday, September 01, 2008

Helping to keep Kids off Drugs

A great story from H.E.L.P. Miami:

Sometimes, having the city closed due to a hurricane can be beneficial. Last weekend Doris Bentz met a TV producer from MEGA TV, a Spanish-language television station based here in Florida, and gave him a DVD on psychiatry. Due to the passing storm, pretty much all South Floridians remained home for 48 hours and because he had nothing to do he watched the DVD from beginning to end.

Excited about the topic, the producer called Doris and she told him about H.E.L.P. Miami. Next we knew, we were invited to appear on the #1 Spanish public opinion TV show, 'Maria Elvira LIVE,' to talk about how we disagree with labeling and medicating children for learning disorders. The plan was for H.E.L.P. Miami staff member Luisa to go and tell her story of how Ritalin caused permanent liver damage to her son Jose and how at H.E.L.P. Jose overcame his inability to learn and is now in high school.

However, about five minutes before going on air we find out that the show had also booked a psych to counter our opinion. This poor guy had NO CLUE on what he had gotten himself into. What I love about Luisa is that she is a fighter and truthfully a room full of psychiatrists does not change one detail about how her family suffered under their care. Well, without missing a beat, Luisa went on camera and was very to the point and held her ground.

During the show, video of Columbine ran on the background monitors displayed behind the guests, which did nothing for the psych and his defense of using drugs to treat study problems. Doris was also a guest and between Doris and Luisa the psych just appeared dull and his points were weak at best. The producer was so happy with the 'controversy' that he wants to do a whole week of psych confrontations!

Well done Luisa and Doris! The nationwide show was seen by millions in the US and Puerto Rico. I got a call the next day from a woman who did NOT medicate her child for learning disorders but was not sure if she made the right decision...after seeing the show she called to thank us, as she now knew what she did was right!