The variety of conceptions of godhead, worship, salvation, and other religious concerns becomes even more apparent when extended beyond the major ancient religious traditions to modern religions. New religious movements are not only numerous but also widely diverse among themselves. Some derive from Christian traditions; some have oriental origins; other seek to resuscitate mystical traditions; […]
Scientology Handbook Table of Contents (pdf) Hubbard, L. R. (1994). The Scientology handbook. Los Angeles, Calif: Bridge Publications.
You’ll see sometimes a person who is only nominally degraded–they’re a politician or something like that, see? And you’ll see this person go downhill and become a covert criminal and slip a little bit further and a little bit further. And you’ll see him out lecturing for the Salvation Army, protesting against the very thing […]
I had an uncle who was a thirty – third degree Mason and Scottish rite, and other odd things, and Dianetics and Scientology were never quite right with him, but he finally figured out that we were trying to do exactly what they were trying to do in the Scottish rite, and after that he’s […]
And so the work [Scientology] has emerged free of taint and misguided slants. It is itself. It does what it says it does. It contains no adroit curves to make one open to better believing some “ism.” That makes it singular today in a world gone mad with nationalism. Buddhism, when it came to the […]
Scientology is the science of knowing how to know. It has taught us that a man is his own immortal soul. And it gives us little choice but to announce to a world, no matter how it receives it, that nuclear physics and religion have joined hands and that we in Scientology perform those miracles […]