Monday, July 28, 2008

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What is a Scientology Birth?

I noticed that some people are searching online to find information about a Scientology birth. Actually it’s not a Scientology birth - it’s a Dianetics birth.

L.Ron Hubbard wrote the book Dianetics, The Modern Science of Mental Health in 1950. The book is about how past incidents that contain pain, and any degree of unconciousness, can affect us in the present. This could be as small as stubbing your toe or as big as an almost fatal car accident. What Mr Hubbard discovered was that the words said while a person is hurt, ill or otherwise not fully conscious, can affect them later.

How does this work? If you’ve seen a hypnotist then you’ve seen this at work. What is said to people while hypnotized can be reactivated when they’re awake and they don’t even remember it. Next thing they’re feeling hot, itching, or in pain - and it’s just from a command said while they were ‘unconscious.’

And the fact is that words said when you are ill, injured or in pain can have a similar effect. Birth is one such incident. Any woman who has given birth knows that there is pain involved. And I’m sure you can imagine it’s quite stressful for the baby too. It’s being shoved and pushed out into the world. Often when they arrive the first thing they experience is a slap on the rear end. There are people talking in the room while all this is happening. Sometimes labor can go on for hours.

birthin a hospitalImage: Found Photos

Preventing any later problems that could be caused by noises and words during the birth is the basis of what is called a ‘Scientology Birth”.

Here is what Mr. Hubbard says:

The mother, then, should be very gentle on herself during pregnancy and those around her should be informed of the necessity for silence after any jar or injury. Say nothing around a woman who has been struck or jarred in any way. Maintain silence in the presence of birth. It is a remarkable fact, and a scientific fact, that the healthiest children come from the happiest mothers.

And that’s all it is. We strive to give birth in a quiet, calm atmosphere, so that mother and baby will have no ill effects from the birth experience. Some families choose a home birth and others prefer to go to the hospital. But we do like to have the room quiet and calm.

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Thursday, July 17, 2008

L. Ron Hubbard: First Biography Video



The Church of Scientology published a new biographical video about its founder.

L. Ron Hubbard
as a man who maintained that to know life, one must live life. He lived life from the top down and the bottom up. He saw much suffering and wisdom, and worked for a quarter of a century to bridge the gap between East and West and between science and religion. L. Ron Hubbard has inspired a religious movement spanning all continents and cultures which now includes over 7,500 Churches, Mission and Groups in over 165 countries.

In an effort to meet the unprecedented public and online demand for more information on Scientology, and to answer the question—"What is Scientology?"— the Church of Scientology International has been engaged in a continual pro-active on-line campaign to provide accurate information to inform the general public of Scientology's beliefs and practices.

Its newest addition has been brought to the public on the Scientology Video Channel and the Scientology public information channel on Youtube.com/churchofscientology

Monday, July 14, 2008

An Introduction to Scientology

Millions of people are searching the Net for information about the Scientology religion and more new people walked into Scientology churches in the year just past than at any time in history.

Most of them are seeking answers to questions such as: What is Scientology? What is the Mind? Why is Man on this planet? What is his purpose here? How did L. Ron Hubbard come to make these discoveries? What kind of man was L. Ron Hubbard?

Of course, the best answers to these questions would come from Mr. Hubbard himself.

What exactly would he say in response to the question, "Tell us, Mr. Hubbard, what is Scientology? How would you describe it?"

And now, thanks to cutting edge technology and 20,000 hours of the most exacting and precision work, it is possible to get the answer to those questions — directly from L. Ron Hubbard — with the announcement on New Years Eve 2007 of the release of the only filmed interview ever recorded of L. Ron Hubbard, completely restored and available on DVD in 50 languages.

The announcement of the release of this product came at an event held in Los Angeles, California on the 27th of December 2006. The entire New Years 2007 event was then edited, translated and shipped to Scientology churches and missions on 5 continents, in time for Scientologists in nearly every Scientology church on Earth to watch it on New Years Eve.

But as much a feat as that was, it was nothing compared to the work that went into restoring An Introduction to Scientology — a TV interview filmed 40 years ago for Rhodesian television.

The restauration work presented enormous challenges, especially because those working on it were not satisfied with simply colorizing the film. To make it possible for anyone to experience what it was like to see and listen to L. Ron Hubbard, they were determined to reproduce the exact hair color and skin tones, the qualities of the cloth, the furniture, the light in the room. In short the standard they set was that anyone watching this new DVD would be able to experience what it was like to be right there with Mr. Hubbard.

And then they took it even further, seeing to it that sections of the film that where incorrectly recorded — where it was not properly framed or the camera was jostled — were corrected, so the errors in the original film would not distract the viewer. They even had to contend with damaged footage and torn film.

And the result is a film of astonishing quality where anyone can get the full benefit of hearing and seeing L. Ron Hubbard answer the most commonly-asked questions about Scientology and how he came to discover it.

To learn more about the film or order your copy online, visit http://www.scientology.org/interview