Hi how are you? I finally have my questions gathered. It is more of an interview than a questionnaire on the religion. I would greatly appreciate it if you can help me as detailed as possible, thank you.
1) In your own world can you define scientology?
2) Who can call themselves Scientologists?
3)Knowing that L. Ron Hubbard is the creator of Scientology, what does he represent for you?
4)In your years of practicing have you found that scientology attracts only a certain type of genre or group of people? and if so who? and why or why not?
5)L.Ron Hubbard would argue that scientology is not in any way a form of psychology. He argued that Psychology does not involve "the spirit" as part of its study while Scientology does. Can you define "the spirit"? and why is it so important to us?
6)It is said that scientology will improve your IQ and reaction time. Have you found it to improve yours? and how?
7)In Scientology an Auditor acts as a counselor for it's practitioners, a person that listens and to help improve the ability to confront what he/she is and where he/she is.
a)Are you and Auditor? if so how long did it take you to become one and was it difficult?
b)If you are not an Auditor, can you describe what a session with one would be like?
8)What do you believe are the advantages of Scientology over other religions?
HOW ARE YOU? I AM DOING A CLASS RESEARCH PAPER ON SCIENTOLOGY AND WANTED TO KNOW IF YOU COULD HELP ME OUT. I WILL HAVE GATHERED MY INFORMATION BY THE END OF THIS WEEK. I AM EXPECTING TO HAVE ABOUT 10 QUESTIONS ON THE RELIGION AND WOULD GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWERS. LET ME KNOW IF YOU COULD HELP ME ON THIS MATTER.
I can help you ...what do you want to know?
You ask a lot ...most of which is covered in the What is Scientology Book , it is available at most libraries, if not go to an Org and use one.
Scientology means knowing how to know.
Scientologists are only "practising or active" members.
L Ron Hubbard was probably the greatest humanitarian ever, but not recognized fully as yet.
No it attracts all types of people however it seems to attract people with a lot of elan vital. Which most organizations do not.
Firstly, Scientology is the protector of Dianetics. Dianetics is the Modern SCIENCE of Mental Health, if you were to include psychology in this it would be a subdivision of Dianetics, although a very narrow one.
Secondly the discovery of how the mind worked and how to repair that uncovered "I" or the individual himself, not his mind or his body. Today there are many people that do things as routine that would be considered "extrasensory" because as beings they have the ability to be separate from their bodies at any given time. This is not some sort of phoney baloney it really happens and can be scientifically proven.
That also opens another can of worms, Religion, most religions are very close minded and do not think that anyone like Christ would admit to this, but when you read what he really said to his people it came out like this ( all men live forever, that is what I die to prove) (in my words but any bible will attest to it. Life is again and again and now we have proof and know all of the whats and wherefores. In fact the scientific proof is now overwhelming ..after all the church has had over 55 yrs of research and cases to look over. However because this affects all men equally the church is non denominational, in other words you can belong to any religion and practise the Scientology religion.
Many do, in fact it is common to find other priests using Scientology.
6. Yes it does, you will have to read up on the Tone Scale and how an auditor uses it to increase awareness and IQ, it is a very fast process. I myself witnessed a retarded individual go from 80 IQ to over 120 in the short time I knew him. He even had feature changes, stood more errect and did and said things befitting his age and position.
7 Yes I am a Dianetic auditor (book one) I can run virtually any case, but not on a Scientology level. Dianetics is now only the first step on the route to Clear. A Clear is an individual who no longer has a reactive mind. He is healthy and clear is really the true norm not the norm associated with society as it is.
There are many, many clears. In order to become clear you must also be audited and audit. So you actually do both.
Many people are doing this. Auditing is not difficult,it requires persistence and the intent to handle anothers reactive mind. I actually have seen information on Scientology auditors, a Class 8 auditor could conceivably take a totally insane human to normal in less than 8 hours. There is a problem with that however in that there are not a lot of class 8 auditors yet.
Auditing is simple and easy, in fact it can be quite fun and the results are astounding, most people come out of session laughing, even if they were handling something awful. It is to be tried personally to know what it can give you, but in the end it gives you yourself (all of yourself) back, some of which you have not seen in a long long time.
As a religion goes there is no advantage as to religion, only that Scientologists and all other religions believe in god, how you do that is up to you personally. As for information, technology and results Scientology does more for humanity as a whole than any other religion, yet it is willing to share with all other religions.