L. Ron Hubbard’s Landmark Book on Efficiency–On Film in 15 Languages

7 02 2011

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L. Ron Hubbard said that life is composed of seven-tenths work, one-tenth familial, one-tenth political and one-tenth relaxation.  As such, his acclaimed book, The Problems of Work, is one of the single-most effective pieces of Scientology technology that anyone can pick up and put to immediate use.

Fitting, then, that Golden Era Productions has now completed production of a full, unabridged film version of The Problems of Work – available in 15 languages.

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The Problems of Work film, on DVD, is drawn directly from the pages of L. Ron Hubbard’s book of the same title, illustrating basic Scientology principles for use in everyday life. Among these Scientology principles are the triangle of Affinity, Reality and Communication, which are the Components of Understanding; the Anatomy of Confusion; the Anatomy of Control; the Secret of Efficiency; and the underlying mental and spiritual reasons for exhaustion and their remedy. To make this knowledge broadly available, this DVD has further been translated and produced in 15 languages. This 66-minute presentation is also the centerpiece of an introductory Scientology course offered in every Scientology Church and Mission. (Watch an excerpt from the film: The Problems of Work—Anatomy of Control.)

Mr. Hubbard directed that his introductory works of Dianetics and Scientology be produced as films to make his discoveries readily accessible to the general public.

The Problems of Work is the third L. Ron Hubbard book-on-film produced and released in the past 18 months.

  • How to Use Dianetics is a four-and-a-half-hour book-on-film of Mr. Hubbard’s seminal work, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health. Dianetics is the all-time
    best-selling book on the human mind and reveals the source of one’s nightmares, unreasonable fears and irrational behavior—the reactive mind. How to Use Dianetics reveals how negative experiences in an individual’s past cause the mind to depart from rational thought and behavior, causing unexplainable anxieties, depression and psychosomatic ills. The Dianetics film further illustrates counseling procedures (called auditing) to locate and overcome these past experiences and eliminate their negative effects. This DVD provides the “how to” of Dianetics, exactly as developed by Mr. Hubbard, and is available in English and 15 translated languages. (Watch an excerpt from How to Use Dianetics.)
  • The Way to Happiness is a two-hour book-on-film of L. Ron Hubbard’s commonsense guide to living. The Way to Happiness book is the world’s most broadly disseminated non-religious moral code. It is also the most translated non-religious book in the world—97 languages to date. In this two-hour film, the book’s 21 precepts are illustrated, unabridged, presenting The Way to Happiness message of core moral values and principles applicable to all ages, races and creeds. This DVD is available in English and 15 translated languages. (Watch an excerpt from The Way to Happiness book-on-film.)

Mr. Hubbard’s books-on-film are part of the ongoing work to make the entire body of his works accessible to all. To date, this has included the restoration and release of more than 2,000 of Mr. Hubbard’s recorded lectures on compact disc, and the publication of eighteen books and more than 1,000 articles accompanying those lectures. In combination, these works comprise the day-to-day record of Mr. Hubbard’s path of discovery in Dianetics and Scientology. The release of these materials, in January 2010, represented the conclusion of a 25-year program to restore and preserve the complete Scripture of Scientology, as authored by the religion’s Founder.

The Church is further engaged in a translation project, comprised of more than a thousand translators, to provide these materials in every language.

With the beginning books of Dianetics and Scientology translated and published in fifty languages, in 2010 the Church and its parishioners completed a two-year project to provide both print and audiobook editions to every public lending library on Earth.

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…Just from Listening to a Scientology Lecture

12 01 2010

I just got the following success emailed to me from Bridge Publications on the new Scientology lectures that were just released.  I liked it, so figured I’d share:

"I have completed the First International Congress of Dianeticists and Scientologists. I am now on the 1st American Advanced Clinical Course.

"First off, let me put in a quick comment about the materials themselves. When the boxes arrived at my house, I had my first cognition: Man has been looking for the answers of the Universe for thousands of years, and here they are in my living room! It was quite a calming realization. Next time someone asks where the answers are, I’ll say, ‘Oh, I have them in my living room.’

"In the Congress, LRH lays out the latest discoveries for the public, and does a wonderful job getting you to have a taste of the material, but believe me — although it is complete — it is just a taste.
"The Advanced Clinical Course is where it happens. The wins so far are phenomenal. For those who have completed the Basics, let me give you a stable datum: This is not the Basics. This is another stratosphere. But don’t be scared. It is not a stratosphere of complexity — it is a stratosphere of simplicity.

"One win, several days ago: I saw a Scientologist friend walking with a cane and limping in tremendous pain. His body is in the 70s. I asked him if I could give him a session. He declined, saying his wife was giving him assists and taking him to the doctor, and getting his medications. I let it go by.

"I read that LRH with this material could handle a cripple in a few minutes. Again, I needed some mass. So, I called my friend and asked if I could give him a session. Once again he declined. Well, I figured that I hadn’t gotten my point across so I said, ‘When you want to blow the thing and get rid of the cane — let me know. I mean when you want to blow it!’

"He seemed quite taken aback and then said, ‘I want to blow it now, this pain is killing me. Come on over.’

"As promised, I gave him a quick session and the thing blew to VGIs. Cane gone, walking, talking and cognitions galore. He was in shock, ‘I’m fine, it’s better, it’s fine, and I’m walking. Maybe you can see me tomorrow.’ ‘No problem.’ – I said.

"Here is the point: From the Advanced Clinical Course, I know 100% what to do and what was going to happen. The PC said exactly what LRH said the PC would say and did exactly what LRH said he would do.

"That is the 1st ACC material in action.

"I didn’t have an E-meter, just helped him to get comfortable for the session and took care of business.

"You want to know what all this release is about — that’s what it is about: Miracles.

"Thank you to RTC for restoring the materials so that we now have our religion. Thank you to LRH for laying out the tech for us."  — Pete





New Scientology Lectures: Advanced Clinical Course Lectures & Hubbard Professional Course Lectures

7 01 2010

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At the New Year 2009/2010 celebration, Mr. David Miscavige has released the final major component of a massive 25-year project to restore all of L. Ron Hubbard’s writings on Dianetics & Scientology to their original quality, to correct all typographical & transcription errors which were barring understanding of the material, and to correctly categorize & delineate all of these materials such that anyone could easily see what they pertain to.

This final, and massive release, was of the Advanced Clinical Course (ACC) and Professional Course lectures by L. Ron Hubbard

As stated by Bridge Publications, the Advanced Clinical Course lectures are, “…the day-by-day record of research and development. They show the application of the breakthroughs of Dianetics and Scientology. The ACCs are best studied as a complete series, however, they form an indispensable body of reference material and, in this wise, can be studied individually to learn the whys and wherefores of every technical subject or process – data never before available and found nowhere else.”





The Wrong Thing to Do is Nothing

12 08 2009

image I’m out and about and on the go right now, tethering on my iPhone, but just finished listening to the LRH lecture entitled The Wrong Thing to Do is Nothing.  I really could write a whole series of blog posts on this, as the lecture is just that profound.  Though it was delivered over 50 yrs ago, the lecture is just as profound and relevant now as it was then. 

LRH makes the point in so many different ways that suppressive elements will do just about anything to beat you back into apathy, so that you think that there’s just nothing at all you can do about your surroundings. 

He also makes the point that the way this begins, many times, is by taking people and putting them out of communication – by alienating them, and making them feel like they are individuals.  TV can be used as a mechanism for this, as can larger scale covert ops like the destruction of organized religion, convincing people not to go to church and instead take pills to solve their worries, etc.

Got me thinking about how this is being done even today with the Internet – to make it so that people never really get into communication, but instead just stay glued to their computers.  Chat tools even still can give someone the apparency of being in communication, but a post I saw also on Reddit yesterday, convinced me otherwise:

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So, the point?  Well, one point is that you need to keep communicating and keep interacting with real people.  Another point, is that there is always, always something you can do about a given situation.  You may not be the overlord of the universe, but you certainly have your own skill, power and influence – and can always do something about it. 

Which, in itself, for me embodies the spirit by which I think Scientologists go about things, whether its drug abuse, human rights, or things like dealing with their families.  Something can always be done about it.

It’s a brilliant lecture, and I think so more can be said about it.  You can grab a copy from the Founding Church of Scientology Bookstore here.





What’s the Difference Between Work & Play?

10 08 2009

IMG_0429I was listening to a great lecture by L. Ron Hubbard on the way to work today, one entitled “Games” from the Golden Dawn: Phoenix Evening Lectures series (also available here as an LRH Classic Lecture).   In this lecture, LRH takes up the subject of Games, and how they relate to daily life, work, and your own relative sanity. 

Now, whilst LRH does take up the subject of Games in much more detail later on in the Games Congress lectures, there were several points LRH brought up in this lecture which illustrate the difference between work & play, and what actually makes work work.

I thought it pretty interesting, as he gives the example of the guy who goes out fishing for the weekend, spends most of the night packing his truck to go out, hikes all day to a proper fishing hole, drives all night to get back home, etc, etc, and that’s “play”.  Then, come Monday morning, he sits down to his desk job and stamps paperwork for “work”.   In this case, his “work” uses up like 5% of the actual calories & effort than his “play” does, so actual expended effort has positively nothing at all to do with whether something is “work” or “play”.   It really comes down to your own consideration, and what you’ve established as a game you want to play. 

Near the beginning of the lecture, he defines games as:

What is a game?  A game is an activity engaged upon by one or more individuals in order to maintain his interest in communication in life.

I thought that to be a pretty interesting definition – as well as a particularly interesting and thought-provoking lecture – seeing as there are a number of things that I find very interesting – and for which I could simply continue on doing nearly indefinitely; as I don’t consider them to be work.  For example, anything I’m doing where I know I’m genuinely helping others, and am doing so effectively – well, that doesn’t qualify as work, does it?  If I’m getting more people trained as Scientology Volunteer Ministers, as an example, so that they can help out in disaster spots around the world – that hardly classifies as “work”. 

Mowing the lawn (however) is something I may need to change my think on, as right now…it’s looking a bit ominous.  🙂





Why I’m writing this blog on Scientology Lectures

18 07 2009

imageI just started this blog to catalog my trip through the Basics, the LRH Congresses, as well as any other Scientology or Dianetics lectures that may come out that I’ll want to give a listen to.   I’ve especially wanted to fire up a blog on the subject, as commonly when I’m listening to a lecture I’ll end up having some blinding realization about something — some basic truth or the way that some piece of life fits together, that in some cases a blog is the best format to write such things down and preserve them. 

There’s a lot to Scientology, so if I don’t write it down, I might lose track of some of the significances of what I’m listening to.  🙂

Right now I’m listening to the Command of Theta lectures, and have some things I’ll want to say on them.  But I have a ton of significances still rattling around my head from the other Basics lectures I’ve listened to, which I’ll want to put down as well.

But if you happen to see this or any of my other posts as your first exposure to studying about Scientology, one of the most important things which I cannot overstress is the importance of studying Scientology materials in-sequence.  There is some pretty advanced stuff in Scientology, some of which is not going to make much sense if it’s the first book you read – as opposed to reading about it in sequence.  So, I’d definitely recommend going about it as detailed on the Materials Guide Chart

Got any questions?  Just ask!








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