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What Is Scientology

Author : La Fayette Ron Hubbard
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Describes the religious philosophy, practices, organization, and activities of Scientology, and documents its influence on society

What is Scientology

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Answer burning questions about Scientology, such as: how Scientology helps people in the here and now; what the state of Clear is and what it means for you.--Amazon.com.

Among the Scientologists

Author : Donald Westbrook
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The Church of Scientology is one of the most recognizable American-born new religions, but perhaps the least understood. With academic and popular interest on the rise, many books have been written about Scientology and surely more will follow. Although academics have begun to pay more attention to Scientology, the subject has received remarkably little qualitative attention. Indeed, no work has systematically addressed such questions as: what do Scientologists themselves have to say about their religion's history, theology, and practices? How does Scientology act as a religion for them? What does "lived religion" look like for a Scientologist? This is not so much a book about the Church of Scientology, its leaders, or its controversies, as it is a compilation of narratives and histories based on the largely unheard or ignored perspectives of Scientologists themselves. Drawing on six years of interviews, fieldwork, and research conducted among members of the Church of Scientology, this groundbreaking work examines features of the new religion's history, theology, and praxis in ways that move discussion beyond apostate-driven and exposé accounts.

What Is Scientology

Author : L. Ron Hubbard
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The complete and essential encyclopedic reference on the subject and practice of Scientology. This book contains the pertinent data on every aspect of the subject: The life of L. Ron Hubbard and his path of discovery The Spiritual Heritage of the religion A full description of Dianetics and Scientology Auditing what it is and how it works Courses what they contain and how they are structured The Grade Chart of Services and how one ascends to higher states The Scientology Ethics and Justice System The Organizational Structure of the Church A complete description of the many Social Betterment programs supported by the Church, including: Drug Rehabilitation, Criminal Reform, Literacy and Education and the instilling of real values for morality Over 1000 pages in length, with hundreds of photographs and illustrations, this text further includes Creeds, Codes and a Catechism with answers to virtually any question regarding the subject.

The Status of Religion and the Public Benefit in Charity Law

Author : Barry W. Bussey
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'The Status of Religion and the Public Benefit in Charity Law' is an apologetic for maintaining the presumption of public benefit for the charitable category ‘advancement of religion’ in democratic countries within the English common law tradition. In response to growing academic and political pressure to reform charity law – including recurring calls to remove tax exemptions granted to religious charities – the scholars in this volume analyse the implications of legislative and legal developments in Canada, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In the process, they also confront more fundamental, sociological or philosophical questions on the very nature and role of religion in a secular society that would deny any space for religious communities outside their houses of worship. In other words, this book is concerned with the place of religion – and religious institutions – in contemporary society. It represents a series of concerns about the proper role of the state in relation to the differing beliefs of citizens – some of which will quite rightly manifest in actions to benefit the wider society. This debate, then, naturally engages with broader issues related to secularism, civic engagement and liberal democratic freedoms.

Break on Through

Author : Lucas Richert
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"Antipsychiatry," Esalen, psychedelics, and DSM III: Radical challenges to psychiatry and the conventional treatment of mental health in the 1970s. The upheavals of the 1960s gave way to a decade of disruptions in the 1970s, and among the rattled fixtures of American society was mainstream psychiatry. A "Radical Caucus" formed within the psychiatric profession and the "antipsychiatry" movement arose. Critics charged that the mental health establishment was complicit with the military-industrial complex, patients were released from mental institutions, and powerful antipsychotic drugs became available. Meanwhile, practitioners and patients experimented with new approaches to mental health, from primal screaming and the therapeutic use of psychedelics to a new reliance on quantification. In Break on Through, Lucas Richert investigates the radical challenges to psychiatry and to the conventional treatment of mental health that emerged in the 1970s and the lessons they offer for current debates. Drawing on archives and government documents, medical journals, and interviews, and interweaving references to pop (counter)culture into his account, Richert offers fascinating stories of the decade's radical mental health practices. He discusses anti-Vietnam War activism and the new diagnosis of post-traumatic stress disorder given to some veterans; the radical psychiatrists who fought the system (and each other); the entry of New Age-style therapies, including Esalen's Human Potential Movement, into the laissez-faire therapeutic marketplace of the 1970s; the development of DSM III; and the use of LSD, cannabis, and MDMA. Many of these issues have resonance today. Debates over medical marijuana and microdoses of psychedelics echo debates of the 1970s. With rising rates of such disorders as anxiety and depression, practitioners and patients continue to search for therapeutic breakthroughs.

106 2 Joint Committe Print Annual Report on International Religious Freedom 2000 S Prt 106 61 November 2000

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Annual Report International Religious Freedom

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What is Scientology

Author : Boyd Grant
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By now it's a safe bet that you have at least heard of Scientology. Nine times out of ten what you have heard is negative. Very rarely do you ever hear something positive about the Church of Scientology or Scientologists. This often leads to a greater misunderstanding of Scientology, Scientologists and what the mission of the Church of Scientology actually is. Scientology is arguably the most controversial of all the religions. When you mention Scientology to someone you are almost guaranteed to get some kind of reaction or opinion. The Church of Scientology has been maligned and demonized by many detractors. But Scientologists themselves are passionate about their beliefs and defend Scientology with that very same passion. When it finally comes down to understand what Scientology is there is little if any objective information out there. It's all written from the perspective of detractors, supporters or people who just uninformed about Scientology and Scientologists in general. A new book, What Is Scientology - History, Beliefs, Rules, Secrets and Facts, will help shed some light on one of the most controversial topics of all time, Scientology. Look no further for one of the few objective accounts that will finally shed some light on the Church of Scientology. What Is Scientology? History, Beliefs, Rules, Secrets and Facts helps you better understand Scientology. It cuts out all the unhelpful chatter and helps you understand in simple terms exactly what Scientology is. This short book will help answer the most important questions you might have about Scientology. Some of the more important questions include everything from the Scientology belief system, the History of Scientology, and why people join the Church of Scientology and much more. You will also have a greater understanding of why people hate Scientology and why former members speak out about it. For those of you looking to learn more about Scientology this is the book you are looking for.

What Is Scientology

Author : Steven Greene
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Because Scientology is not exactly a mainstream religion, there are conflicting impressions about it. In some cultures, Scientology is classified as religion, while others believe it to be a cult. Still, some groups see it as a commercial enterprise, while others claim it's a non-profit organization. This just proves that most people don't fully understand Scientology. However, the believers and followers of Scientology - including many famous celebrities such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Kelly Preston and Kirstie Alley, just to name a few - claim it to be a religion following the intent and of the original founder. This book was written for those who want to learn what the Church of Scientology represents, and the basic principles and beliefs of Scientology. I intend to help clarify any incorrect perceptions while revealing what Scientology is really all about. Continue reading to discover the reason behind this oft-misjudged practice once and for all.

Enquiry Into the Practice and Effects of Scientology

Author : Sir John Galway Foster
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The Background Ministry Ceremonies Sermons of the Scientology Religion

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Scientology the Occult Teachings of L Ron Hubbard

Author : Billy Crone
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Scientology was founded in 1953 by a man named L. Ron Hubbard. This cult has drawn the attention and membership of many people, including quite a few Hollywood celebrities such as Tom Cruise and John Travolta. What started out as a science fiction story, quickly turned into a multi-million-dollar man-made religion. They claim to even be compatible with Christianity, yet as you will see, it is so far from the truth. No matter how much money you spend with this organization and no matter how many levels you work your way up, they can never get you to Heaven. Therefore, as you read, Scientology & the Occult Teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, you will discover how so many people are being cheated from the free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ alone. You will also encounter the reasons why so many people are being deceptively swayed to become members of Scientology and shockingly unable to get out. Some of the jaw-dropping topics you will uncover are: Why is Scientology so interested in celebrities? How is Scientology connected to occult practices? Why is Scientology so interested in alien life? What is Scientology's source of authority? What are Scientology's tactics to keep their membership strong? What is Scientology's answer to Shelly's disappearance? You will find that after examining Scientology & the Occult Teachings of L. Ron Hubbard, that these people are not only in great need of hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but they are in desperate need of being encouraged to flee from this cult as fast as they can before it's too late. This book will give you the necessary tools needed to witness to a member of Scientology and open their eyes to the false teachings they have been under. That's why this book is essential to complete your library.

The Church of Scientology

Author : J. Gordon Melton
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The author explores the theology and hierarchical structure of the Church of Scientology providing information on its founder, L. Ron Hubbard, the church's social reform programs, and a summary of the major points of controversy.

Report of the Commission of Enquiry Into Scientology for 1972

Author : South Africa. Commission of Enquiry into Scientology
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Introduction to Scientology Ethics

Author : La Fayette Ron Hubbard
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Suffolk Transnational Law Review

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Self Analysis

Author : La Fayette Ron Hubbard
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The Publishers Weekly

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Newsweek

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