…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

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:


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.

Control of an Individual by Sound

18 07 2009

imageI’m right now listening to the lectures by L. Ron Hubbard entitled “The Command of Theta”.   They’re lectures that are part of the Basics, the essential study of Scientology materials comprising all of the basic truths of Scientology. 

The lectures themselves are a good ways along in the sequence of study, so definitely don’t attack this series first if you want a taste of Scientology, but as I’ve already been through all of the books & lectures that lead up to this, going through this series has been quite something.

I listened to a lecture riding home on the Metro a few days ago which I thought was brilliant – a lecture entitled The Control of the Individual by an Unknown: Sound.  The lecture goes over in more detail why it is in Dianetics that the sound contained in painful incidents can continue to have such an effect on a person later in life – and why it is that sound in particular can cause this.

If you’re in need of refreshing on the basics of how an engram works, here’s a video from the Scientology Video Channel:

One of the parts of this lecture I thought interesting was when he was discussing the mechanics of this – in that just about any other source of control or sensory input, an individual can shut himself off from it if he wants.  If he’s touching a hot stove, he can take his hand off it.  If he’s seeing light that’s too intense, he can close his eyes.  However, the body is designed such that you can’t actually disconnect sound if you don’t want it.  So, sound can then be used as a means of control, and can also reactively equate to pain and other incidents where the person couldn’t control what was going on. 

It was just a neat lecture from a technical perspective, as it gives another angle on the basics that you get with Dianetics – and why it does work to relieve the individual of such incidents of pain. 

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