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SubjectDate Asked
Evolving3/7/2017
  Q: Hey Laurie, Have you ever heard of a rebirth-type experience happening to a Scientologist after ...
  A: There are no end to the experiences happening to anyone who has completed any service. Physical, ...
Music and tone2/26/2017
  Q: Hey Laurie, I play guitar and i am good enough at singing to pass for a singer in the wog world but ...
  A: I know a ton of Scientologist musical performers, and nearly every Scientologist I know is at least ...
Good or bad?2/25/2017
  Q: Hey Laurie, Being an OT and having an OT viewpoint, what is the main thing you see abberated people ...
  A: Things humans do: 1) Bottling up communication, failing to acknowledge, or going on and on talking ...
Truth2/25/2017
  Q: I recall Ron saying that it was out ethics for US scientists to help develop the atomic bomb which I ...
  A: This isn't about Scientology, and I hesitate to comment on it. But Scientology defines reality as ...
SRD2/17/2017
  Q: Hey Laurie, I finished the survival rundown last March and a lot of things have changed. It's a ...
  A: Well, I've had plenty of experience with finishing an action and having the gains continue to build, ...
enquiry2/15/2017
  Q: say if a man has raised his ethics level and the only thing out of place is he is currently claiming ...
  A: It's impossible for me to say. Every case is different. I think IN GENERAL that as long as a ...
enquiry2/15/2017
  Q: laurie just to finish of ..there are many people here on earth who have insufficient tone level and ...
  A: Ethics is at the root - and insufficient ethics level is down to trying to solve a problem or ...
intelligence2/10/2017
  Q: q. of 110 soon i would be taking on university course bachelors in social sciences ,i was ...
  A: An IQ of 110 is at the top of the "normal" range. A BS in social sciences should not be challenge ...
Trump1/25/2017
  Q: Someone asked about Trump in October 2016 before he was elected president. Now that he has been ...
  A: You'll be sorry you asked. This not a question about Scientology, but rather a question concerning ...
Social Media1/15/2017
  Q: do you have any thoughts on if the effect of social media could be detrimental to a person and how ...
  A: Social media is just a tool. It provides leverage. And as such, I think it tends to amplify the ...
Awareness Characteristics12/19/2016
  Q: I was looking at the Awareness Characteristics on the Grade Chart. For the most part, I can ...
  A: My take on Power on all 8 Dynamics would be very high and sustained level of rapidity of particle ...
Modifying Bodies12/18/2016
  Q: I don't expect you to have a definitive answer on this, but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask and ...
  A: Reality is agreement. What is real is what we agree upon between us. I perceive an apple that's ...
god11/17/2016
  Q: does god exist and if he does then what is the his definition by scientology knowledge ....is he ...
  A: God is defined in Scientology as the author of the universe, the infinite, the prime mover unmoved. ...
L Ron Hubbard's writings11/12/2016
  Q: Two closely related but slightly different questions: 1) Does the Church of Scientology teach, or ...
  A: Ron's Scientology works are considered Scientology, and nothing else is or, per the rules of the ...
Importance11/4/2016
  Q: Hey Laurie, How does one assign importance without it becoming significance? It seems like ...
  A: Importance is the WEIGHT to give a subject. How much does it MATTER? Significance is the MEANING ...
Karma10/31/2016
  Q: Does karma truly exist? Will those who have created gross injustice get what's coming to them?
  A: What happens is this: The survival of one's fellows is PART of the survival of self. So harm to ...
Scientology and psychiatry10/26/2016
  Q: My question is the following: The Australian journal "The Monthly" [subtitle: "Australian politics, ...
  A: In his early writings, Ron spoke of treating people who were in an active psychotic break and ...
Beauty10/22/2016
  Q: I'd like to understand how beauty makes a thetan become stuck to mest. Is there a mechanical ...
  A: I'll quote from page 42 of "Scientology 0-8." "DO NOT GET BEAUTY entangled here with LOVE or ...
What is Greatness?10/16/2016
  Q: The article states "A primary trap is to succumb to invitations to hate". Why is this a trap? What ...
  A: A trap is a situation you get into willingly, find you don't like or can't control what's happening ...
Trump10/15/2016
  Q: If the Church were to do an evaluation of Mr. Trump as a being, what do you think it would say, and ...
  A: The Church would not do such an evaluation. For my own edification, however, I have done one using ...
online bullies10/6/2016
  Q: I'm new to online gaming, and mostly it's been positive. But it really bothers me when someone is ...
  A: The short answer is, "Take communication and people-handling courses in Scientology." The long ...
touch and let go9/18/2016
  Q: I watched the Problems of Work DVD and there was a part where the video shows a guy touching and ...
  A: On P. 97 of the book "The Problems of Work," Ron says: "An individual could regain his ability over ...
the physics of immortality9/9/2016
  Q: Hey Laurie, I have not spoken with you in a long time. I hope this find you well! My question ...
  A: Sorry to take to long to get back to you on this. All of the fake physics strikes me as ...
Ghosts6/14/2016
  Q: Does LRH discuss ghosts? Would they be considered a thetan without MEST?
  A: I don't recall Ron specifically discussing ghosts as such. I do recall him discussing a thetan ...
Thought, Emotion and Effort6/9/2016
  Q: I heard a lecture by L Ron Hubbard entitled "Increasing Efficiency". Hubbard brings up the fact that ...
  A: Ouch. You're basically asking me to recap, or encapsulate, nineteen pages of the book "Advanced ...
Purification Rundown6/7/2016
  Q: What is involved in the Purification Rundown? What is it's purpose? What is the process? Do you eat ...
  A: Involved/process: Taking vitamins, exercising, sweating in a sauna Purpose is to literally sweat ...
Scientology and Cosmetic Surgery6/5/2016
  Q: I've been taking Scientology courses for a couple years now, and I've gotten definite benefits in ...
  A: The two most effective remedies for an "unattractive" appearance are a glowing personality and ...
power of postulates4/29/2016
  Q: l.ron hubbard once stated that power of ones own imagination can bring rewards.when one postulates ...
  A: Well' if you want your shoe to be tied, you must tie it, no? You can "postulate" that it is tied, ...
Pervading machines in order to repair them4/25/2016
  Q: I was listening to the Melbourne Congress lectures and when listening to the lecture entitled ...
  A: Well, a thetan has no mass, no motion, no wavelength, no position in space or time. So it (you) ...
volunteer ministers3/17/2016
  Q: there is a tremendous refugee and immigrant crisis in greece.a lot of hollywood stars like angelina ...
  A: I don't know what the policy is on calling them up. So far, they have responded to natural ...
Raising an ability3/17/2016
  Q: can you please explain what Ron means by, when you raise one ability, you raise other abilities as ...
  A: It's nothing mystical - just a matter of practical application. If you increase a person's ability ...
Doing the exact same thing back2/20/2016
  Q: There seems to be a form of thinking among certain people - that when they perceive that someone has ...
  A: Rational responses to behavior entail rewards for good behavior and penalties for bad behavior. ...
Awareness vs Consciousness2/2/2016
  Q: can you please tell me the difference between, consciousness and awareness?
  A: They are related. Some people consider them equivalent. To my way of thinking, consciousness has ...
Land1/28/2016
  Q: Why isnt land free? I often think life would be better if we can choose any spot on earth and start ...
  A: To fully explain this would require essentially that I explain the history of mankind from caveman ...
jealousy12/3/2015
  Q: is it jealousy when people talk nasty and in constant deial are these people in realality also is it ...
  A: I'm sorry. Without the details of the interactions between the people involved, I can't possibly ...
ARC triangle and its parts11/20/2015
  Q: In the arc triangle i fail to see the difference between reality and communication. While affinity ...
  A: Communication is sending and receiving things. Reality is agreeing on things. The first is an ...
Mediums and Clairvoyants11/16/2015
  Q: Do you think there are mediums and clairvoyants that can do what they claim?
  A: I think there are many more who are frauds than are genuine, by orders of magnitude. And I think ...
very rare symbol, possibly stargate9/6/2015
  Q: can you identify a symbol and tie it to an occult group, its quite a mystery to me, i think its a ...
  A: This is a combination of several fairly well-known religious symbols. It looks as though there are ...
arch angels9/3/2015
  Q: laurie can I respectfully ask you if arch angels and or guardian angels exist and if the answer is a ...
  A: Angels are not mentioned in Scientology. Not every thetan is associated with a body or the ...
THE ORGANIZING BOARD PART 28/20/2015
  Q: Well i decided to make and eat a pizza,so of i went to the supermarket and bought the ingredients,i ...
  A: I sent you the answer on this last week, and somehow it never went. Here is the deal: Each ...
THE ORGANIZING BOARD8/20/2015
  Q: i do have a question about the organizing Board,when i examine a multi national like macdonalds or ...
  A: The organizing board is, in fact, nothing more than the cycle of action or the cycle of production, ...
Playfullness8/16/2015
  Q: What does it mean in Scientology to be playful? How does one be playful? Thank you.
  A: The spirit of play is an absence of seriousness. It does not mean that a person doesn't give their ...
COVERNMENT8/16/2015
  Q: what is the covernement's valuable final products?
  A: That depends on the political theory under which a government operates. For a social democracy ...
What is Going on?8/5/2015
  Q: My question is simple enough... How can I get truthful news/info about this planet I live on? I ...
  A: That's tough. The truth is often in well-researched books rather than in the news. But that is not ...
Em dash meaning in regards to qualifying.8/2/2015
  Q: I was looking up the em dash meaning in the huge book by LRH. One of the definitions was the em dash ...
  A: This is a grammar question rather than a Scientology question, but here is how I understand that. ...
BANKING AND CONSTTUTION7/26/2015
  Q: while it is stated that only the congress is authorized the issuing and circulation of Money in the ...
  A: My opinion is that irrespective of monetary systems, wealth resides in the control of resources. ...
Scientologist & Dating7/23/2015
  Q: I am interested in dating a man that is a Scientologist and I was wondering if he is able to date ...
  A: Dating, sex and marriage are left completely up to the individual. It's none of the church's ...
AMORG. CROSS6/28/2015
  Q: the Cross from the rosicross is very similar with the scientology Cross.are there similarities with ...
  A: Aside from each postulating a deathless human spirit, almost no similarities at all. Probably every ...
Tone 1.16/9/2015
  Q: At work we have trains that come in holding sand. Part of our job is to unload the sand by conveyor. ...
  A: No, no, no and no. What makes a person 1.1 is intent. Does he INTEND harm to others by hiding his ...
Werner Erhard6/9/2015
  Q: Ive heard Werner Erhard was a Scientologist. Ive read some of his stuff and its really kind of ...
  A: "Werner Erhard" is the made-up name of a guy named John Paul Rosenberg. He did, indeed, do some ...
1.1 Tone scale questions6/9/2015
  Q: On the chart of attitudes: "No control of reason or emotions, but apparent organic control. Uses sly ...
  A: Yes, reason would be logical thinking. A 1.1 is secretly terrified of everyone all the time, and ...
Tone scale responses6/7/2015
  Q: When finding a persons tone level, is it based on what makes them react? Or based on an effect of ...
  A: The three corners of the ARC triangle move together, up or down. Emotion is in the Affinity corner, ...
quantum mechanics many worlds theory5/17/2015
  Q: can a particle of mest exist simultaneously in two Spaces? or in the same time in past and present ...
  A: Scientology is silent as to the ability of an particle of MEST to exist in any but its home ...
Addictions5/11/2015
  Q: How does Scientology approach drug addiction? And can the same approach be used to overcome other ...
  A: Scientology approaches the subject of addiction through assisting the person, under medical ...
another 23/22/2015
  Q: question 1,friends in scientology told me that they often as singles were babysitting fellow ...
  A: Babysitting for friends would be a 2nd and 3rd dynamic contribution. The dynamics are not isolated ...
Scientology web site3/11/2015
  Q: On the official Scientology web site there is a page entitled "What is meant by Operating Thetan ...
  A: I think it pretty much means what it says. The context of The Factors, however, applies. Reality is ...
i am ilias friend with the multiple sclerosis he talked about3/9/2015
  Q: i take once a mouth cortizon and every day two pills fampyra and i allready took two cortizon ...
  A: It is not possible for me to tell you what to do or how to act or feel. You should follow medical ...
Empathy3/8/2015
  Q: I just read an article stating that love predicts how successful in life someone will be. A 70 year ...
  A: Let's look at the relevant portion of an article on the actual study: "Vaillant created a list of ...
scientology and the power of now3/5/2015
  Q: I have recently undergone some psychic like change after reading the power of now and i have to say ...
  A: The changes I experienced through auditing are too numerous to mention. Keep in mind I have done ...
Information3/3/2015
  Q: Laurie. My friend and I have a project to do, and we wondering if you could help is out. ANSWER: ...
  A: Have you read my published answers on this site? I have provided this information multiple times, ...
Fundamentals of thought and effect and have.2/21/2015
  Q: From the book "the Fundamentals of thought", Ron wrote: "Effect and Have form a pair like Attention ...
  A: The way I look at this is to align Be-Do-Have with Start-Change-Stop. Do=Change = create an effect ...
Opposites of tones2/1/2015
  Q: What are the opposites of tones? Id love to know! ANSWER: You'll need to clarify your question - ...
  A: OK. "Opposite" is a concept that lends itself to multiple interpretations. It is NOT a concept ...
The factors1/20/2015
  Q: "2 In the beginning and forever is the decision and the decision is TO BE." I'm confused as to the ...
  A: In the beginning of everything theta decided (and decides to be) Theta is the basis of all ...
OTs and Pets12/9/2014
  Q: I'd like to ask, based on your experiences and what wisdom you've gathered, how being on the OT ...
  A: I think being OT increases one's understanding for and closeness with all life. That doesn't mean ...
A cruel fate12/1/2014
  Q: I've been considering of late that someone, or anyone, that does not go up the bridge and free ...
  A: These would be, of course, what you might refer to as Scientology "truisms." In short, the dwindling ...
life and stuff11/20/2014
  Q: Hey Laurie, I don't really know how to ask this. Or if this is even a question. I just wanted you ...
  A: Kind of you to say that. I'd like to think it has to do with purpose, a bit more than "wisdom." I ...
Research Paper10/30/2014
  Q: I'm a senior in high school and I'm doing a research paper on Scientology. While many scientologist ...
  A: The distinction of "cult" versus "religion" is an entirely specious one, and illegitimate. It is ...
A perfect government quote by LRH10/28/2014
  Q: I read a quote by LRH that states that a perfect government will not continue a society. You can ...
  A: ďTo salvage a society, it is necessary to aid, abet, raise and increase that state of mind. If you ...
Where IS the mind10/14/2014
  Q: MyWhere is the mind? LRH touched on it in the life continuum lectures, but doesn't go into it with ...
  A: It need not be in any particular location. As it is the collection of masses/energies/pictures ...
Between lives9/6/2014
  Q: i have read some books by L.Ron Hubbard and im curios about between lives area. In some texts i've ...
  A: There is known answer to this question, of a technical certainty. If my perceptions and impressions ...
Psychoactive8/31/2014
  Q: Hey Laurie, I read your recent post about psych meds and I really enjoyed it. My question is about ...
  A: You have to be completely off of marijuana for at least six weeks to benefit from auditing. A heavy ...
question about medication8/28/2014
  Q: WOuld Scientology allow me to take lithium for my well documented bipolar symptoms? I ask this ...
  A: The amounts of lithium in a "therapeutic" dose are nothing anywhere close to natural for the human ...
ARC Triangle8/1/2014
  Q: I have a question about the ARC triangle. To increase the affinity with someone and have him more in ...
  A: I'm not in a position to have an opinion about the person, without direct observation. If he's ...
solving problems7/12/2014
  Q: Hey Laurie, As always, I hope this finds you well. A question for you about being a problem ...
  A: Human survival consists of solving problems. "Being a problem solver" means surviving. It is ...
Human Death6/29/2014
  Q: I had a few question about human death. I had the thought that a human's "death" isn't when it ...
  A: It strikes me that enforced amnesia and loss of identity concomitant with body death is an excellent ...
buddhism6/27/2014
  Q: It's been said that Scientology's closest relative is Buddhism. May I ask why this comparison is ...
  A: Buddhism and Scientology have a number of things in common: 1) The idea that theta/spirit is the ...
Time Travel6/26/2014
  Q: I had the following questions about time. 1. Is Time travel possible? 2. If I understand the ...
  A: It would appear that PHYSICAL time travel would not be possible per the rules of the physical ...
your view6/25/2014
  Q: Hey Laurie, It looks like science is finally starting to catch up to Ron Hubbard's theories. Today ...
  A: This iteration of the Physical Universe has only been around about 13.8 billion years. Theta has ...
simple question6/10/2014
  Q: Hey Laurie, One thing I've always wondered is "what is the purpose of self-betterment in an eternal ...
  A: Thetans were originally very powerful, but ignorant/innocent at the same time. That's how they made ...
Viewpoint to assume (continued)6/9/2014
  Q: Id like to continue the previous discussion entitled, "viewpoint to assume". You said: "How it ...
  A: It is not necessary to pretend or lie to raise another's tone. In fact, you should not do it. ...
Viewpoint to assume6/9/2014
  Q: What point of view should a thetan assume when initially studying te tone scale? At first glance, a ...
  A: Prediction is one way - especially when looking at things like sensible hiring, choosing one's ...
create5/30/2014
  Q: is the operative Word behind create,survival?by saying this i mean the reason why i want to buy or ...
  A: Actually, pure creation contains no persistence. The key feature of survival is persistent ...
muai thai5/24/2014
  Q: i would like your help to know what must i staticize?it would be much easier if i would choose 100 ...
  A: The sorts of stats one might keep while training for Muai Thai might be exercises completed, skills ...
viagra5/22/2014
  Q: The viagra for males is more a blood ressure type pill but that for famales clearly indicates brain ...
  A: There is nothing in Scientology that addresses female arousal specifically. Since processing ...
motion5/22/2014
  Q: ...val
  A: NO. Mass moves. Theta does not. Please study The Factors ...
FIRST DYNAMIC5/21/2014
  Q: <find a Line of Communication>with whom?make your self know.To WHO?to myself?I mean its easy to ...
  A: The first dynamic is defined as "the urge toward survival as self." The elements of survival as ...
motion5/16/2014
  Q: you say thetans are static and move from one point to another point by consideration ....i like to ...
  A: Well, EVERYTHING, basically, happens through consideration alone. If you move a bowl on a table, ...
pets souls and E.T5/16/2014
  Q: do dogs and cats have the same thetan that animates us or a lesser kind that will evolve one day to ...
  A: Thetans do not evolve. They are what they are at the moment of inception, and remain so forever. ...
valuable products 2 dynamic5/16/2014
  Q: Dear laurie could we say that the valuable products in a couple in relationship are their goals and ...
  A: The administrative scale has goals and purposes at one end, and valuable final products at the ...
statistics5/11/2014
  Q: Dear Laurie what kind of statistics could a couple use to determine in wich condition they are?
  A: Statistics must reflect production in terms of progress toward goals and purposes. First, the ...
death5/8/2014
  Q: tell me something i understand at the point of death a separation occurs when the thetan is parted ...
  A: The thetan is not a physical object or thing. It HAS NO POSITION. It is not part of, or related ...
exteriorization5/7/2014
  Q: laurie you as operating thetan can you move outside your body at will and hover anywhere in space ...
  A: A thetan has no mass, no motion, no wavelength, no position in space or time. The only "position" a ...
FORTUNE TELLERS4/22/2014
  Q: that it is possible to know the future,or that everyone has his hers destiny written somewhere?And ...
  A: No. If a person, sufficiently aware and unencumbered, could not determine their own future, there ...
BE DO HAVE4/22/2014
  Q: the BE DO HAVE,so i would to get some more clarity on this subject cause i think it will help not ...
  A: The root concept here is be, do, have. You have be in order to do, and you have to do in order to ...
income tax4/20/2014
  Q: lrh said income tax isnt pro survival a more progressive tax is better could you explain this?
  A: I think he may have been thinking of a wealth tax. Merely making money through work is perhaps not ...
city change4/20/2014
  Q: i Live in a small town in nowhere and here is my 1st and 2d,i allways liked the sea and i lve in a ...
  A: Every place I have moved to so far was not because of the place, but because of a job. Think of ...
problems of work4/20/2014
  Q: lrh said that durin the Depression era roosvelt gave Money to its people in the form of worthless ...
  A: It's true that every job needs to be created in present time, but there's "job," as in the set of ...
wealth= energy4/20/2014
  Q: dear laurie can you explain what you mean by wealth is Energy?
  A: I don't think I ever said that, per se. If I did, I misspoke. Money, that is to say a flow of ...
Terminals4/12/2014
  Q: can use please explain what Ron meant by a "Two Terminal Universe". Thanks, Mike
  A: There are three universes - yours, mine, and the one we share in common. Yours and mine can exist ...
international money markets- bond markets4/12/2014
  Q: DEAR LAURIE DO YOU THING THAT ITS NECESSARY do borrow Money from the markets without a gold ...
  A: Printing money out of thin air, if it results in all of the money being in circulation, creates ...
Las Vegas economy4/12/2014
  Q: and its proffesions like ''i am a Professional gambler''or''i am a casino dealer''or i am a ...
  A: Gambling implies something for nothing, which is a criminal form of exchange, and therefore not a ...
Positive Thinking3/28/2014
  Q: The "in" thing these days is to use positive thinking as a means to improve one's life. Repeating ...
  A: Postulates. To the degree a thetan's considerations and decisions are not countermanded by his/her ...
Women and evolutionary drives3/25/2014
  Q: Lately I've been reading articles from the so called manosphere on the web. The manosphere is a ...
  A: No. and No. There is some biological and evolutionary effect on gender behavior but, on the ...
Tired3/16/2014
  Q: I learned when taking Scientology courses that when one becomes tired while reading/studying that ...
  A: There is no one thing that is likely to do this. There are NUMEROUS possibilities. Among them: ...
Spotting an anti-social personality3/12/2014
  Q: Hey Laurie, I have a strong feeling that my room-mate is 1.1 but I don't know for sure. Once I ...
  A: A person doesn't have to display a majority of traits to be an anti-social personality, necessarily. ...
the science of getting rich3/8/2014
  Q: recently i read the book of a author from 1912,with the title the science of getting rich by ...
  A: One can postulate anything. If one wishes it to be real in the physical universe, one must obtain ...
theta/thetans3/8/2014
  Q: question 1.what is the diffrence between theta and thetans and what its similarities.question 2.is ...
  A: Theta is the nature or quality that defines a thetan. A thetan is an individual - a spiritual ...
engrams in another language3/5/2014
  Q: Hey Laurie, I read somewhere on the internet (so it may not be true, I know) that one of the ...
  A: You should be audited by a bilingual auditor, and should be audited in both Spanish and English. It ...
Scientology3/5/2014
  Q: Hamilton! I am a student doing conducting on Scientology, would you be open to a few questions? ...
  A: -How would you describe the culture of the Church of Scientology? It is a culture of continuously ...
survival rundown3/5/2014
  Q: Hey Laurie, I am starting purif the purif next week (finally) and I was thinking about doing the ...
  A: Absent any further case progress beyond the SRD, a PC would NOT have 100% attention in PT as a ...
Occluded2/8/2014
  Q: I am new to Scientology. I've done some Book One auditing as well as the Purification Rundown. My ...
  A: I'm not a case supervisor, and I do not have personal knowledge of your case - so I don't know what ...
The Survival Rundown1/30/2014
  Q: What is the Survival Rundown? And can it be done of someone has done the TRs and Objectives course?
  A: As I understand it, the new Survival Rundown is a full co-audit, no matter how long it takes, of ALL ...
Scientology1/22/2014
  Q: Do you think scientology works as a religion? What is your experience with scientology? How would ...
  A: I answered this question the day I got it, but it never appeared in the system, and I just now got a ...
will1/8/2014
  Q: What keeps you going Laurie? You ate such an incredible perdon. You only say things that make sense. ...
  A: Well, what keeps me going with what I do on AllExperts, is just that I enjoy it. I realized some ...
Communication outflow1/6/2014
  Q: I recently purchased an old version of "A new Slant on life" and found an essay about communication ...
  A: This is pure theory, in line with the Axioms, the Factors, and the Logics of Scientology. You need ...
Acceptance1/4/2014
  Q: Is acceptance the opposite of resistance? One would deduce so if one considers that the opposite of ...
  A: Nope. Refusal to accept that something IS - that is to say, resisting it, is an attempt to alter or ...
satanic black macick1/2/2014
  Q: does something like satanic black magick exist?the astral plane and its entities,demons?most World ...
  A: According to root Scientology principles, the root cause of everything is theta/thetans (you - a ...
About the mind.12/26/2013
  Q: I have been thinking of asking you a few questions concerning the mind for awhile now. I am always a ...
  A: 1. This word "somewhat" is, at once, both tongue-in-cheek, and literal. One can see one's own ...
beyond this12/14/2013
  Q: Hey Laurie, Do you think thetans will ever achieve complete self-understanding? It seems like doing ...
  A: Perfect understanding is a no-games condition. And theta loves a game. For this reason, if for no ...
Tom Esterbrook - further12/7/2013
  Q: Is the name Tom Esterbrook one of L. Ron Hubbard's pen names?
  A: Yes, I believe that it was. I do not have direct knowledge of it, because it was reportedly 58 ...
Recent Event11/24/2013
  Q: Did you go to the big event last week? I missed it. Any thoughts? What happened? Was it good?
  A: It was a two night event. With work-related stuff, I was able to get to one night of it, and one of ...
Dualism11/21/2013
  Q: Is the Scientology conception of thetan-mind-body an example of Cartesian dualism? If so, did ...
  A: Actually, no. Per Scientology, the mind is a) entirely physical and of the same sort of substance ...
Scientology11/14/2013
  Q: I am very interested in Dianetics and Scientology but I don't think there is a church in the state ...
  A: Joining IAS creates somewhat better donation rates for you. Co-auditing with a friend or family ...
Media Representation11/6/2013
  Q: Hey there, I'm a journalism student with a few (hopefully) quick questions for you. 1. How do you ...
  A: 1. I feel that the media portrays Scientology as all controversy, all sensation, no fact. 2. ...
Autism10/8/2013
  Q: Can a person with autism benefit from Scientology? I don't know that I have this disorder but was ...
  A: "Can a person with autism benefit from Scientology?" Yes. Asperger's is part of the autism ...
Questions about Self Analysis - 2007 Edition9/28/2013
  Q: I have a few questions regarding the 2007 soft cover edition, of Self Analysis. 1) In Chapter 1, ...
  A: I don't know who that king was. Could have been Darius I or Darius III I suppose. The story ...
HIGH HEELS9/17/2013
  Q: is it true that somewhere in science of survival Ron said that when a woman wears high heels that is ...
  A: I do not have a photographic recollection of the book, but I do not recall reading that anywhere in ...
money and debt9/8/2013
  Q: In a lecture about money Ron said that there are private capital banking forces that want to make ...
  A: Money has nothing to do with the Arab Spring, outside of the fact that the upper classes had it all, ...
martial arts and fear of fight9/8/2013
  Q: is it ok for a scientologist to become a martial artist or a boxer?I am asking this because of the ...
  A: There is no conflict between Scientology and martial arts. I took some martial arts lessons from a ...
jesus christ9/8/2013
  Q: Christians believe that Jesus was the 8 dynamic incarnated to a human body,is it ok to assume that ...
  A: I see nothing wrong with such a theory. It would seem to fit the history. Keep in mind, the 8th ...
Resisting8/23/2013
  Q: Laurie, I hope you are well. I have a question for you about resistance. I don't mean to be ...
  A: One would resist grumpy people by being unwilling to experience them, unwilling to have them around, ...
Spanking children.8/19/2013
  Q: Is there any need to spank a child? Is there any reason for the greater good for the greatest number ...
  A: Corporal punishment is seldom useful, necessary, or a good idea. The only time it would seem ...
concentration8/19/2013
  Q: I have always been very intelligent and bright. I achieved the highest higher school certificate ...
  A: The problem here is that there could be at least a dozen reasons. You might as well have written to ...
LRH quote8/15/2013
  Q: I saw this quote recently on the New Era Publications Website. Since I don't have readily access to ...
  A: The way I look at it, the proper focus for this quote is on the word "worry." Worry implies a ...
creation8/12/2013
  Q: it says that the second dynamic is creation.I know from book one and science of survival its family ...
  A: It's sex/family/procreation/creation. Sex/family/procreation are how a biological/genetic line ...
multiple sclerosis8/12/2013
  Q: a friend of mine has multiple sclerosis.He is 25 years a staff member of the church he has ...
  A: Auditing does not address medical illnesses. It addresses a person's state of mind - and if the ...
How does Scientology operate on a national level?8/12/2013
  Q: I'm wondering if you could tell me how Scientology operates on a national level. In other words, ...
  A: The reorganization in the 1980's dealt strictly with the topmost organizational structure. There ...
Next Step8/4/2013
  Q: I recently discovered your amazing site and am impressed. Sorry for the following long winded post. ...
  A: I've been turning this over in my head quite a bit. All that I can really recommend is that you ...
Groups and ethic conditions8/3/2013
  Q: when someone tries to figure out, lets say for example,the condition where his family is,or a seven ...
  A: I looked pretty thoroughly in case I have missed something over the years, and cannot find a group ...
When 2D becomes8/1/2013
  Q: when i am single my second dynamic is my family-parents,brothers sisters etc-then i meet a girl she ...
  A: 2nd dynamic is family - all family including extended family. If you have parents and siblings ...
the proplems of work7/31/2013
  Q: and that the stable datum of work is its cause.Now i cant understand why a pro soccer player gets ...
  A: The most positive thing you can do is to take part in the political conversation of your nation. ...
Difference7/15/2013
  Q: Hey Laurie, My sister and I have experienced a lot of similar things. Up until a point ours were ...
  A: Certainty comes from answers. Answers may come from other people, from the environment, from study, ...
Self-invalidation (with correction in first sentence)7/14/2013
  Q: Hey Laurie, In a recent post about the "middle class" you mentioned that doing things because ...
  A: The destructiveness comes from the self-invalidation or the negation of self-determinism. One's ...
Implant stations7/11/2013
  Q: Hubbard suppposedly talks about implant stations in some of his works and I wanted to ask you if ...
  A: They are theoretical. There is no contemporaneous objective evidence of them known to man. The ...
What is meant by the "middle class"?7/8/2013
  Q: I have heard this term used while being surrounded by scientologist. What is meant by this term as ...
  A: As a strict idea, when a Scientologist says "middle class," they mean the same thing anyone else ...
New Academy CDs6/23/2013
  Q: The Congress lectures came out on CD in 2005, the Basic books and lectures in 2007, the Advanced ...
  A: Nope. I'm just a public person, with no special inside knowledge. I don't know anyone who works at ...
Returning5/7/2013
  Q: I've messaged you many times about this as I'm sure you'll remember. I'm the person who can't figure ...
  A: In 45 years in Scientology, including staff and public experience at a field mission, two Class V ...
Timidity4/19/2013
  Q: I thank you in advance for your time Laurie. Timidity in social situations seems to be one of the ...
  A: The way I handled my similar problem was: a) took public speaking classes in high school and ...
Crime and Punishment3/19/2013
  Q: I'd like your thoughts on something: When an individual, group or society punishes someone for a ...
  A: A motivator is a motivator because one feels aggrieved about it. One feels wronged, and like they ...
Ethics Conditions3/6/2013
  Q: ..... i was interested in your reply to an earlier question, wherein you took the view that the U.S. ...
  A: Well, the condition of the nation and the condition of the government can be two different things. ...
Admiration1/25/2013
  Q: What does a person say when he admires something bad? Does he say about disease, "wow what a good ...
  A: You can feel happy or sad or antagonistic without words. They are just feelings. You can feel ...
Admiration and beingness1/24/2013
  Q: "In other words,he uses chaos as something he's fighting, and because he's fighting it, he closes ...
  A: A "terminal" is a mass or a point in space used as a location to give and receive communication. ...
Reasoning and Understanding1/14/2013
  Q: When you know something is true and you explain this truth to someone and even use reasoning in your ...
  A: There's an interesting quote from Ron on this subject: The last few words of Factor 28 read: ...
The hidden thoughts and intentions of others1/5/2013
  Q: I wanted to ask you, from your experience and gathered knowledge of someone who is on the OT levels, ...
  A: Most OTs I know are better at perceiving someone's unspoken intentions than non-OTs. I couldn't say ...
Dwindling Sprial12/29/2012
  Q: could you please explain the Dwindling Spiral and especially the end result. Do you think Revelation ...
  A: A dwindling spiral is simply the mechanism of things that are already bad making things worse. A ...
hubbard12/27/2012
  Q: why did it take hubbard like 50 years to write all th PTS/SP tech?
  A: Ron was always refining the tech - and the PTS-SP tech would have been some of the toughest to get ...
Returning12/27/2012
  Q: I've written to you before about this but I'm still unsure so I'm writing again. I'm not sure how to ...
  A: Returning is not being in this time thinking of that time. It is being in that time. It is not the ...
A Question About Scientology Auditing12/24/2012
  Q: I have a question which relates to both Scientology and psychotherapy. [Please note that here I am ...
  A: Talk therapy of certain kinds and Scientology auditing do, in fact, share certain commonalities. ...
Exachange12/24/2012
  Q: giving is senior to receiving, and there is this quote, "A human being feels able and competent only ...
  A: My view is this: The ability to have is the ability to create. The person who experiences any ...
Newtown shooting spree, 3rd and 4th dynamic abberation, etc.12/24/2012
  Q: I just read your last question and answer and it made me want to know more. Why is it that the third ...
  A: I don't know WHY the 3rd and 4th dynamics are weaker in the US. I just notice that they are. One ...
SP's and spreading violence12/22/2012
  Q: Are people becoming more aberrated in the world? Or at least in the United States? Why does it seem ...
  A: The world is in a dwindling spiral. Yes, it is growing more aberrated. In countries where the 3rd ...
Honor versus Cause11/28/2012
  Q: Laurie, One thing I've always admired about you is your ability to put things in perspective. I ...
  A: There's nothing wrong with receiving approval. There's everything wrong with NEEDING it. When you ...
Truth11/18/2012
  Q: Ron famously said 'what is true is what is true for you'. Did he think all truth was subject, i.e., ...
  A: No. He thought one should rely on one's own experience insofar as possible, not the claims or ...
Omnipotent11/14/2012
  Q: Laurie, If one takes a highly responsible/ causative viewpoint toward life, one can deduce that all ...
  A: The highest point on the "know to mystery" scale is "coexistence" Exhibiting any level of ...
OTs who are gay10/28/2012
  Q: I hope you can and will answer my questions. Do you know any OTs who are gay? Do you know any OTs ...
  A: There are no rules regarding sexual orientation in Scientology. I don't personally know any gay ...
Taking control of audio commands10/8/2012
  Q: Hamilton, I've written to you before because I value your input and value you. What in fact are ...
  A: Audio commands, when they ARE commands, have been laid in by pain and unconsciousness. That is also ...
Fear and Covert Hostility9/29/2012
  Q: What does a person who has fear need to do in order to improve? Its interesting to me that an ...
  A: In order to improve fear, a person needs to rise in tone. In order to rise in tone, one needs to ...
Perfect9/13/2012
  Q: I just have a couple questions... Is what you call theta what most people would refer to as God? Do ...
  A: Theta, generally speaking, is the animating principle of life, considered either individually or ...
Painful dreams9/10/2012
  Q: Laurie, I have some pretty intense and violent dreams sometimes. The pain almost seems physical ...
  A: Some, not all, thetans would seem to value danger. It makes for an intense game. And any game is ...
Factor 6 - more9/8/2012
  Q: Factor 6 says 'The action of a dimension point is reaching and withdrawing. How does a dimension ...
  A: By the consideration of Theta that it is nearer or farther. Not really that strange, if you think ...
Resistance is persistence9/3/2012
  Q: Laurie, In a previous statement about resistance, you said: "Another expression of the same idea ...
  A: "Does that mean that in order for a person to be resisting something they also have to create ...
Rons style of writing8/30/2012
  Q: Hey Laurie, I noticed something about how Ron writes. Why does he write with the element of ...
  A: You must clear up your misuderstood words. I can't do that for you. What you wrote here is the ...
Two rules for happy living8/28/2012
  Q: Iím stuck on a paragraph written in A new slant on life, and am hoping you can help me understand it ...
  A: It's one of those things you almost have to take on faith. Another expression of the same idea is ...
Overcoming doubts8/28/2012
  Q: Laurie, † Please disregard my last question about pictures. I was confused when I wrote it. My ...
  A: Skepticism is a valuable tool in undertaking any new philosophical direction. It makes you examine ...
Scientology Interveiw for Class8/24/2012
  Q: I am currently taking World Religion and I have an assignment that requires me to interview someone ...
  A: Please read these four answers I have written, and then please ask me any remaining question which ...
Reactive/analytical mind and friends8/21/2012
  Q: Before i ask my question i would like to say I have been reading your answers to various questions ...
  A: The only way I know of to convince people of the truth of Dianetics and Scientology is for them to ...
Timeless8/15/2012
  Q: Laurie,† You stated once that time is a mystery. Apart from being an intensely truthful observation ...
  A: Errrmmm, "life" is theta plus MEST. MEST is persistent - ie, it contains time, duration, ...
overts, witholds and postulates.8/13/2012
  Q: Hey Laurie, I was thinking on the subject of overts and witholds and postulates. Ill just get ...
  A: "What are your thoughts on this?" Overts are things DONE, rather than things thought-of or ...
Game8/10/2012
  Q: If life is a game, then why care of result? All games end anyways. If life is a game and has ...
  A: A game consists of freedoms, barriers and goals. The abilities of theta are to postulate and to ...
Paranoid8/10/2012
  Q: Laurie, In your opinion... is paranoid schizophrenia similar to covert hostility in any way? I work ...
  A: You can't really mix psychiatric terms like paranoid schizophrenia and Scientology terms like covert ...
psych meds8/9/2012
  Q: Laurie In 2006, I stopped going to the Scientology church near where I live and I haven't been back ...
  A: The only person who could answer this would be the local case supervisor. Every case is unique, as ...
Children and Scientology8/6/2012
  Q: So every since this whole Tom Cruise and Kattie Holmes break-up I've been think a great deal about ...
  A: Children of Scientologists might be exposed to a lot of, or very little, Scientology while they are ...
OW's, Guilt, Insanity8/6/2012
  Q: I Laurie, does guilt because of OW's lead to insanity and is the person now an SP or just insane on ...
  A: The phenomena that pile up behind overts and withholds can make a person act insane. But this would ...
Affinity8/6/2012
  Q: Hey Laurie, The entanglement of life itself is what permits affinity and other states of being to ...
  A: Pan-Determinism; "...defined as determining the activities of two or more sides in a game ...
costs8/4/2012
  Q: I'm interested in going up the Bridge in Scientology, but am VERY concerned about the cost of doing ...
  A: I'm OT 5. I've donated less than $40K in 44 years in Scientology. That comes to $75/month. I ...
Auditor preference8/1/2012
  Q: why do you think a preclear would have an Auditor preference, as far as gender, male or female, as ...
  A: Auditor preference is not determined by emeter. Some people, early on, may have a preference ...
Psychs7/29/2012
  Q: Laurie. How are you? I had a few questions about psych drugs: The first question pertains to a ...
  A: As to the first paragraph: "How would Scientology handle this situation?" Scientology probably ...
SP's7/25/2012
  Q: Laurie I'm curious what your definition of a Suppressive Person is. If one were to leave ...
  A: The anti-social personality <a href=http://www.scientologyhandbook.org/SH11_1.HTM"> (person who is ...
Will Scientology help me overcome social anxiety disorder7/23/2012
  Q: I am in my late 30s, and have always had low self esteem and have been very socially awkward. ...
  A: Will Scientology help overcome social anxiety disorder? Scientology holds there is no such discrete ...
Scientology and other religions7/20/2012
  Q: I have heard/read that one can be Jewish and a Scientologist or Buddhist and a Scientologist or ...
  A: What you have said is true. Scientology asks of its members that they remain true to themselves, ...
Science and God7/18/2012
  Q: Can you help me by connecting 'God particles' of Higgs boson Theory of Universe with Spirituality?
  A: I haven't really thought about it. The finer and more detailed our observations and understandings ...
Dualism7/18/2012
  Q: Hey Laurie. This Cory. You can remember me by my snapshots on the computer you saw. Well I wanted to ...
  A: There's nothing here to agree or disagree with - I see that you have observed some things. OK. I ...
Scientologist vs Non-Scientologist7/16/2012
  Q: What classifies a person as a Scientologist? Are you a considered a Scientologist if you take ...
  A: A Scientologist is someone who has found a way to a better to life and is achieving it through ...
Spirit7/16/2012
  Q: Are there good arguments in Scientology (or elsewhere) for the existence of the soul/spirit/thetan? ...
  A: Perhaps the best answer to your question are some questions: Are there things that happen to you, ...
Thetan, Energy, Human Body7/12/2012
  Q: can a Thetan create energy that travels through the body and from the hands? I recall you mentioning ...
  A: There's nothing in Scientology which contravenes this idea. Practitioners of Joh Rei and Reiki ...
Scientologist Radio Interview7/11/2012
  Q: My name is Randy Stein and I am the executive producer for Fitz in the Morning on Seattle's 100.7 ...
  A: Sorry, Randy. I don't do voice interviews (you're the fourth person to ask me this week). I will ...
Children7/11/2012
  Q: What would be a common path for a child to follow in scientology from birth to 18?
  A: From birth, do assists and locationals as needed, and answer all questions the child asks about the ...
toxic parent7/7/2012
  Q: Laurie, Having a mother that is constantly blaming me for something is really weighing on me. I've ...
  A: It can also be helpful in preserving your equanimity if you can allow others to have opinions, ...
Everything happens for a reason7/5/2012
  Q: Would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why or why not?
  A: What happens, happens. I don't think it's useful to to ponder whether "it" (a hurricane, lottery ...
Crimes7/4/2012
  Q: Laurie, I read your post about helping a friend. You mentioned that unpunished crimes need to be ...
  A: Whom did you harm by doing these things? Have you admitted it to them and made amends? Are the ...
help for a friend7/3/2012
  Q: Laurie I've been a Scientologist for several years and have benefited greatly from it. I have a ...
  A: An auditor and C/S are forbidden to reveal data from sessions. An ethics officer interview or ...
Suppressives7/2/2012
  Q: I read one time, Ron stating something like, suppressives are getting creative in their attacks on ...
  A: The statement about "getting creative in their attacks" sounds like a casual observation. I don't ...
Stalled clears.6/11/2012
  Q: What are stalled clears and why does this happen?
  A: Regarding Dianetic Clears (and it would apply to Clears in general), Ron said: "But where the ...
The Bridge!5/20/2012
  Q: It's amazing to find some Expert from the Scientology! My question is ;- how to know my level in ...
  A: You level on the Bridge would be indicated by what services you have completed in Scientology. If ...
"Independent" Scientologists5/20/2012
  Q: Who are "Independent" Scientologists? And how do they compare to members of the Church of ...
  A: "Independent" Scientologists have disavowed any connection with or guidance from the Church of ...
something I read5/16/2012
  Q: I recently read a book about Scientology and I have been doing a little studying. I have a question ...
  A: CP is not a disqualification unless you have such a poor grip or such a bad tremor that an auditor ...
Children and parents5/5/2012
  Q: why do some or many young and older adults with and without children of their own abandon their ...
  A: People are aberrated. Everyone's aberrations are different from everyone else's. Without looking ...
Money decisions4/17/2012
  Q: I want your thoughts on something. If you were at the bottom of the bridge and had alot of money ...
  A: Take a look at the "Affluence" formula from the Conditions of Existence in the Introduction to ...
Handling a dead body4/2/2012
  Q: Laurie, If after death a person donates their body to medical research, might the being feel the ...
  A: My personal preference is cremation. However, whatever manner of disposal has been decided on by ...
No one is at fault3/31/2012
  Q: I heard a an article by Ron being read one time and there was a quote like, "no one is at fault". Do ...
  A: Judging by other things he had said, I would think he was talking about the difference between ...
ARC breaks3/27/2012
  Q: Laurie, Is an ark-break considered unethical? Seeing that it reduces the reality of individual, I ...
  A: It's pronounced "aye-are-see." No one says "ark." An ARC break is not something one DOES, but ...
Suicides, Psychosis and Death?3/27/2012
  Q: Laurie, I've read a lot of stories regarding people becoming psychotic after doing the Comm Course ...
  A: The Comm Course has been around for over sixty years, done the same way that entire time. Literally ...
Religion and Society3/25/2012
  Q: I read something from Ron, that stated, "religion is the glue that holds a society together". It was ...
  A: Even a rational moral code requires a basis of bearing, a root grounding. Decisions to do the ...
You3/24/2012
  Q: Would you be willing to meet me in person at some point in the future? I promise no guns would be ...
  A: I'm afraid that would not be in the cards. I would not do this if it involved more than my thoughts ...
Returning3/14/2012
  Q: You said: "It is quite rare, but still possible, to "blow" or "erase" an incident upon inspection ...
  A: The sort of incident I was speaking of was one in the reactive mind, so it would be one containing ...
Doingness2/20/2012
  Q: Hey Luarie. I have discovered that I have problems in this subject because i get mental blocks that ...
  A: This is a question about your case, and not about Scientology. I am not an expert on your case. ...
Mystery2/17/2012
  Q: Would you allow someone a mystery to solve, or help them through it by providing the answers to the ...
  A: People have to learn things for themselves. I may offer a viewpoint or an opinion, but I try not to ...
the reason2/16/2012
  Q: Laurie, In a recent post about suppression, you stated (about anti-socials) that "If you engage in ...
  A: The point it to engage in banter of no real importance or significance. If one can keep it light ...
Lost in the game2/16/2012
  Q: I want to share some thoughts to see if you think they agree with what Scientology has to say. Here ...
  A: Not that far off, really. "(and still are)" would not be accurate, I don't think. That's not to ...
Suppressive Overt-Motivator2/13/2012
  Q: do bad things eventually happen to an SP for committing harmful acts, even though there is no ...
  A: Per my own observation, yes. Theoretically, too. No one is exempt from the natural law we call the ...
Emotions2/12/2012
  Q: How does an OT view emotion? Is it just a by-product of being human or is it some kind of ...
  A: The concept of emotion is relevant to a thetan interacting with the physical universe, whether using ...
Suppression2/11/2012
  Q: Im confused if I am being suppressed by my mother. -She does not think I need Scientology in my ...
  A: In order to know if someone is a suppressive, or "antisocial" personality, study these traits: ...
the nature of oppression2/9/2012
  Q: Laurie, Thanks for answering my previous questions about desire and the code of honor. I started to ...
  A: Seeking admiration and affection is human. Wanting to be well thought of by others is human. It's ...
desire1/24/2012
  Q: Laurie, Why the code of honor "don't desire to be liked or admired". It's perfectly healthy to want ...
  A: Really, it's not. It IS perfectly healthy to want your interactions with others and your effect on ...
Working relationships1/15/2012
  Q: Working with and around people is a fact of life, and undoubtedly, everyone works with someone or a ...
  A: Anything that reduces your case content eases that burden. I personally found the Grades 0-4, the ...
Many paths, same destination1/4/2012
  Q: Lately I've been pondering about the physical universe game and how there is such a wide variety of ...
  A: I agree with you, of course, but it's a tough sell to those whose viewpoint is entirely invested in ...
moral values12/30/2011
  Q: Does Scientology philosophy support the idea that objective moral values exist? Doesn't greatest ...
  A: "From (such and such) viewpoint" is irrelevant to the calculation. All eight dynamics are ...
Careers for Scientologists12/29/2011
  Q: I'm wondering what are good career choices for someone who loves Scientology? I have been thinking ...
  A: Hm. The three that come most readily to mind are business consulting, the arts, and teaching. ...
libertarian/socialsm12/26/2011
  Q: .... i was very interested in your reply to a question on libertarianism/'the state' back in feb ...
  A: Economies and markets are created by DEMAND. Any strategy to increase economic activity has to be ...
Jesus, Thetan, Eighth Dynamic12/23/2011
  Q: in John 16:28 "I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world: again, I leave the world, ...
  A: I'm not sure what distinction you are trying to draw, here. Jesus, as all of us, was a thetan with ...
The year 201212/22/2011
  Q: I've heard two interpretations of the 2012 Mayan calendar "end times" prediction: One is physical ...
  A: From my viewpoint, 2012 on the Mayan calendar was similar to 2000 on ours, or to 10 when you are ...
Communication11/30/2011
  Q: What is the solution to another person "cutting" communication? Reason I ask is because it seems not ...
  A: There's no single solution. AND, there's probably nothing you can do other than to fall silent ...
Rons Tone and exterorization11/19/2011
  Q: Well just what it says basically- what was Rons tone on the Tone Scale? That is a pretty interesting ...
  A: I takes a high tone to see the entire tone scale. That's right. As to a person being exterior to ...
Scientology Questions10/31/2011
  Q: I am doing a research paper for my Afterlife class on Scientology and the afterlife. I am looking ...
  A: Scientology views the person as a timeless, limitless, deathless spiritual being, existing ...
Recall and return10/28/2011
  Q: I'm a bit confused about the difference between recall and return. Recall is sort of like ...
  A: Recall is to look at the past from the viewpoint of the present. Return is to go to the past time ...
the brain10/25/2011
  Q: I read that when that part of the brain that deals with empathy is damaged the person displays a ...
  A: It shows that the brain mediates our experience in the physical universe. Everything passing from ...
Hubbard's Books10/21/2011
  Q: I have been fascinated with UFOs and related material ever since I was a teenager in the 1960s. I ...
  A: There really is no such thing as cosmic subject matter per se. "Cosmic subject matter" is not ...
Sea Org Service10/21/2011
  Q: Laurie, thank you for your time and resources to make all of your personal data about Scientology ...
  A: When I signed my first staff contract, the org I was at had been incorrectly designated "Sea Org" ...
Past lives and computers10/12/2011
  Q: sometimes while being on my computer, I get a faint idea of doing something on a computer that is ...
  A: Relative to computers, no I have not. Most people I know who bring knowledge with them "just know ...
child SP10/10/2011
  Q: If you had a young child who you knew or strongly suspected was an SP how you would handle that ...
  A: That's a question I've actually agonized over, more than once. I can think of two occasions when I ...
Marriage Courses10/10/2011
  Q: My wife and I are newlywed, and I noticed that the Church offers courses for married couples. Have ...
  A: I think they're a good idea. I never took one, because by the time the first one had come out, I ...
Total Freedom10/2/2011
  Q: The top of The Bridge To Total Freedom, as it currently exists, states "Total Freedom" as its ...
  A: The ability to operate with complete awareness, and without counter-postulates. This is state which ...
Physical Universe Game and Society Agreements.9/26/2011
  Q: when Thetan's agreed to the physical universe game, was there certain rules to follow like, for ...
  A: As there is no such thing as a male or female thetan, it seems unlikely the kinds of "rules" you ...
Trauma/ Anxiety9/26/2011
  Q: Laurie, I have friends that are Scientologists and who have been helped by the auditing process. ...
  A: Scientology does not and can not offer predictions or guarantees as to how an individual may ...
unable to belong9/22/2011
  Q: unable to belong Laurie, The last seven years have been tumultuous for me. From abandoning ...
  A: What can I say, Juan? Your viewpoints are maturing. There is no single "truth," so don't worry ...
Living on another planet.9/21/2011
  Q: if something occurs to destroy Earth or life on this planet, isn't there more livable planets ...
  A: I suppose. Is continuing to play the essentially delusional physical universe game the ultimate ...
Awareness and Attention-Units.9/15/2011
  Q: how would you define awareness and also attention-units? Thank you!
  A: Awareness is the ability to perceive or detect other-than-self. Attention-units are a ...
2nd dynamic9/15/2011
  Q: laurie i like to keep this subject with a little seriousness...why are some people goodlooking and ...
  A: I absolutely Do Not Know. I could theorize any number of things - but for one reason or another, ...
Anxiety/ recalling past memories9/13/2011
  Q: Hey Laurie! Seriously this anxiety of mine is being chronically restimulated. Sometimes i can catch ...
  A: Yes, I can look at any moment in my life, and I do not have and have not had black memories. My ...
engrams9/9/2011
  Q: ..it's solely to do with engrams.. once through the workability of dianetics engrams and locks are ...
  A: NO. The charge from the overt-motivator sequence is a different kind from that caused by engrams. ...
6th dynamic9/6/2011
  Q: ..tell me something we have animals labelled as 6th dynamic like e.g chicken,turkey,cows,fish and so ...
  A: Animals are part of the 5th dynamic (all life). This planetary ecosystem and the types of creatures ...
various9/5/2011
  Q: Laurie,†I have a couple of questions. I'll ask them in list form. What do you imagine life without ...
  A: No, I don't imagine life without a body is at all like life with one. Seems to me it would be more ...
Auditing9/5/2011
  Q: I'm trying to understand auditing better. So, in an engram, or a lock, content is store in the ...
  A: One generally moves through the incident repeatedly, noticing and mentioning what they perceive, and ...
Animals8/30/2011
  Q: From your knowledge and/or experience, do those on the Pre-OT levels have more ability or success ...
  A: It is, of course, mutual. A comfortable person makes an animal comfortable. Anxiety creates ...
exteriorization and o.w write ups8/30/2011
  Q: laurie from your experience is the phenomena of exteriorization for real ...can you do it...and ...
  A: I do not associate physical sensations with exteriorization. "Scientific" explanation why one ...
Being Startled8/29/2011
  Q: You know those moments when you come up from behind a coworker, friend or family member, and you're ...
  A: The physical reaction is stimulus response. So is ducking or raising your hand if something comes ...
Sleep8/26/2011
  Q: When I was much younger, a Senior CS explained to me that one of her fellow staff members, who ...
  A: If you study the diurnal cycles of the human body, and what happens to different systems while ...
phenomena of death by l.ron hubbard8/22/2011
  Q: ....i recently read phenomena of death from the book'have you lived before this life' by none other ...
  A: A being does not literally "appear before" anyone because, as you mentioned, a thetan has no mass, ...
chronic anger8/16/2011
  Q: Laurie, I have a chronic anger problem. I have come to realize that the most minute things set me ...
  A: I haven't been ignoring you. I have been thinking on this. Ron's general advice on tone level is ...
mind and emotion8/9/2011
  Q: laurie is i.q which is intelligence and emotional tone level dependant on each other ..or does the ...
  A: The same factors which contribute to the best functioning of the mind also tend to raise emotional ...
love8/9/2011
  Q: Laurie, Love is a subject that has left me in a state of utter confusion. In everyday life, I hear ...
  A: Ron defines love as a combination of admiration and respect. I would also add affinity to that. ...
attention from inanimate objects8/3/2011
  Q: In Fundamentals of Thought Hubbard wrote that white people believe they cannot get attention from ...
  A: He was referring to cultural, not racial differences and, specifically to the ...
Paxil7/29/2011
  Q: Well my 2d i just discovered is on Paxil. Now being a Scientologist I really feel that she should ...
  A: I'm not sure your concern that you "don't want to lose her" is well-taken. MY opinion is that if ...
Awareness Unit7/20/2011
  Q: what is an awareness unit and what is awareness in your own words?
  A: Awareness, to my way of thinking, would the ability to detect that which is not the self, and to ...
third dynamic7/19/2011
  Q: i have been the owner of three restaurants,now i am 2 years unemployed,no money,so i guess,i am in a ...
  A: There is too little information here for me to give a meaningful answer. If you came to me in ...
dynamics7/13/2011
  Q: †I have to ask you about something that has confused me for some time. †If one of the goals of ...
  A: Yes, the sixth dynamic is the physical universe, and so that would be one of the dynamics of a ...
Mystery Sandwich7/12/2011
  Q: can you please explain the term, Mystery Sandwich? I don't have a reference handy in how it's used.
  A: The thetan is in a continual state of having to know. The anatomy of a mystery is that there is ...
Secondaries and Somatics7/10/2011
  Q: apart from the obvious examples of secondaries (somebody close to you passing away), what are some ...
  A: In answer to your first, question, yes. All of these. Fights are not secondaries. The misemotion ...
Opposition to One's Expansion7/9/2011
  Q: Putting aside suppressives and one's own counter-efforts or counter-postulates that he might make ...
  A: Golly. Seems like from beginning to end, Scientology talks about almost nothing else. A good place ...
LRH and Buddha7/9/2011
  Q: In your opinion, are Siddhartha Gautama and LRH the same being? ANSWER: Sorry - I don't have any ...
  A: No, really, I don't. I have no basis on which to form an opinion. I don't see commonalities ...
Death7/8/2011
  Q: "A person actually dies for lack of effect. But security often depends on being able to create no ...
  A: This seems pretty straightforward to me. The inability to create an effect would essentially define ...
full consciousness7/6/2011
  Q: What happens when we die? Where do we go? ANSWER: As a rule, when a body dies, we are born again ...
  A: The statement is very general, and open to a number of interpretations. It's not the way I would ...
Can an abberated being achieve self-respect?7/1/2011
  Q: Can an abberated being have self-respect? Laurie, Long time no talk. I hope you're well. I have a ...
  A: It's not "have, do, be." It's "be, do, have." It's not "I did or have great things, and therefore ...
The endless cycle of death and rebirth6/17/2011
  Q: I've been taking a class on religion, and I've noticed that many of the eastern religions, like ...
  A: "What does it mean to you to be free from the endless cycle of death and rebirth?" To have the ...
Waking up from sleep.6/13/2011
  Q: why is it hard sometimes to fully wake up from sleeping? I usually find myself looking around the ...
  A: That's a question only you and your auditor can answer. For any individual, the reasons could be ...
Barley water6/8/2011
  Q: At what age can a child be given the barley water mixture and can it be given in conjunction with ...
  A: I'm not a nutritionist, and so can't give you an authoritative answer based on any kind of ...
ethics and happiness6/3/2011
  Q: If a person sat down and made ethical decisions across their dynamics would this inevitably lead to ...
  A: Inevitably, yes - almost by definition. As happiness is the "overcoming of not-unknowable obstacles ...
Creating the Mind5/24/2011
  Q: at what point and why did we each create a Mind? When we each came off the main God body, we didn't ...
  A: Without listening to a number of early lectures, I can only give you an answer off the top of my ...
A "two" universe.5/11/2011
  Q: What's a "two" universe? Postulates. "Competence is the estimation of effort.Effort is making two ...
  A: Sounds like a description of the fact that the entire physical universe is set up to be ...
publishing4/29/2011
  Q: Laurie, You don't publish a lot of the questions that I ask you. Is that because you don't ...
  A: Addendum: I don't recall any retarded questions. Sometimes you seem really enthusiastic, but then ...
"playing hard to get and cant-have"4/21/2011
  Q: Its me again, hope you dont mind. Well I was wondering on the subject of "playing hard to get", if ...
  A: "Playing hard to get" is a coy, dishonest behavior. Running a "can't have" is destructive. ...
two questions4/20/2011
  Q: Hey Laurie, I hope this finds you well! I have two questions for you. They might be silly but I ...
  A: A person is as healthy as they are. One's emotional tone will have considerable impact on physical ...
Past Lives Memory4/18/2011
  Q: when a Theatan drops a body, takes a new body, and forgets that past life, is that past life now ...
  A: Deja vu may have something to do with occluded memory - hard to say. The reactive mind consists of ...
scientology correspondence courses4/15/2011
  Q: after studying and searching through numerous philosophical and religious books over the last 8 ...
  A: Where, generally, do you live? You should get your extension courses from the nearest church, and ...
oblivion4/15/2011
  Q: Laurie, If the eventual (negative) fate of all awareness is oblivion, why should anyone be ...
  A: Were oblivion inevitable, there would be no point. It is not inevitable, and is not the fate of all ...
book cover4/13/2011
  Q: I'm confused by the imagery on the cover of the book "The Fundamentals of Thought". Why is a tree ...
  A: I guess the picture on the cover of a book is like a poem. You can take from it what you will. To ...
the "afterlife"4/13/2011
  Q: I've read that establishing "game conditions" entails maintaining freedoms, barriers and purposes. ...
  A: Full knowledge would be a no-games condition. Natively, Theta could be conceived of as pure ...
fate4/13/2011
  Q: Laurie, We live in a world of never-ending duality. Life, as it it is generally known, is a replete ...
  A: You're very kind. Note: One can choose to see good and evil as without meaning and mere personal ...
the clear and the e-meter4/10/2011
  Q: Laurie, for your last answer. You told me, quite well, that "What is accomplished is being rid of ...
  A: Turns out there are more things than engrams (Ron's initial theory) that will alter the electrical ...
Tone scale- anger to antagonism4/9/2011
  Q: Im confused about the differences between anger, antagonism and boredom on the tone scale. Anger and ...
  A: Well, I'd be happier if you had the book. I'd like to refer you to some paragraphs in it. Saying ...
Tone scale4/6/2011
  Q: Was just wondering what does "apt to be literal about humor" mean on the tone scale? Can you give me ...
  A: Seems to me it would be the tendency to take humorously intended things literally. You might point ...
happiness4/3/2011
  Q: Hubbard defined happiness as 'the overcoming of knowable obstacles toward a known goal'. Would the ...
  A: Yes/no, and yes/no. As happiness is the satisfaction that comes with achievement, one must be able ...
Is she "back"?4/3/2011
  Q: Many years ago I had a friend who was a staff member at the time, a high toned and honest ...
  A: I would assume nothing about it. It would be equally possible that what she said was a fact, or ...
Death of LRH3/31/2011
  Q: I understand that my question is somewhat speculative, and that your answer may be as well. I'm sure ...
  A: I guess there's that possibility. There's also the possibility that when one decides to abandon the ...
Communication cycle3/31/2011
  Q: I was thinking if a group (of 2) in communicating does not send/recieve in total 4 times if that is ...
  A: There's no hard and fast rule that every communication cycle must be a certain number of ...
Definition of OT3/30/2011
  Q: The definition of OT reads, "knowing and willing cause over life, thought, matter, energy, space and ...
  A: The definition means what it says. Ron developed nineteen OT levels, as I recall - eleven of them ...
time3/29/2011
  Q: How is time true if it an appareancy? In Scientology books I read: Truth is: time, place, form and ...
  A: The physical universe is Matter, Energy, Space and Time. Truth as to physical facts is accurate ...
Tone Scale3/29/2011
  Q: Is there anything wrong with any of the emotions or tones one may have? I mean If a man committed an ...
  A: Any emotion may be appropriate to a given situation. There is nothing wrong with emotions. Making ...
Clears and the reactive mind3/28/2011
  Q: Ms. Hamilton, I have read that Mr. Hubbard said that a clear "no longer has their own reactive ...
  A: There is no "the" reactive mind. There is one's own reactive mind, there are the reactive minds of ...
Preserving one's wealth3/27/2011
  Q: The common reality on this planet is that when one drops his/her body, they essentially "die broke", ...
  A: The law in "real life" deal with one's physical identity. Ownership is a matter of law. It is not ...
OT 9 and 103/27/2011
  Q: Being as specific as you can, what aspects of a case or thetan do you believe would be addressed on ...
  A: I haven't the vaguest notion as to either question. It has been my experience that one cannot ...
Clearing the dynamics3/27/2011
  Q: While it's always been stated that the state of Clear makes one clear on the first dynamic, what ...
  A: On the whole, auditing addresses the first dynamic at all levels. From OT 3 on up, more than just ...
Body alteration3/27/2011
  Q: Using your gathered wisdom, at what point on the bridge could you realistically believe a thetan ...
  A: Impossible for me to say. The body is part of the physical universe and the physical universe is ...
OT levels price3/27/2011
  Q: While it's understandable that everyone's number is going to be different, if you were to start with ...
  A: There is no ball park. It can vary by a factor of at least ten, depending on the particular case. ...
Past Life OT3/27/2011
  Q: I was wondering, since this is likely going to become an increasingly often event as time passes - ...
  A: In my experience, a person doesn't claim to be a past life OT or Clear. It tends to be discovered ...
particle flow3/23/2011
  Q: You told me that rapidity of particle flow is a definition of power in Scientology. I understand ...
  A: As particles are physical, the definition really is a physical definition. It has its corollaries ...
channeling3/18/2011
  Q: What is LRH's, the Church of Scientology, and/or your view on channeling? I am coming across many ...
  A: We don't have views on channeling. This is not a phenomenon addressed in Scientology. On the ...
The mind, electronics.3/13/2011
  Q: Well I have a few questions Im kind of stumped about. 1) Do you know if the mind exists as an ...
  A: 1) The consists of physical images made up of nearly undetectable amounts of mass, and stored ...
HOMOSEXUALITY3/9/2011
  Q: .... AS A FOLLOW ON TO MY LAST QUESTION CITING THE LRH QUOTE FROM LECTURE, AM I RIGHT IN THINKING ...
  A: Form does follow function, and thought (theta) is senior to MEST. But there is no such thing as a ...
developing the tech3/7/2011
  Q: Do you think Scientology and Dianetics tech can be improved? If a large number of people tested new ...
  A: One of the basic agreements upon which the group called "Scientologists" is founded is that L. Ron ...
Advice?2/17/2011
  Q: I hope this is the right place to ask this question but, I live out in the middle of nowhere in the ...
  A: You are a Scientologist if you use Scientology to improve your life. A good way to begin that ...
DMSMH definition of psychoses1/29/2011
  Q: I have read the definition of psychoses in the Dianetics Evolution of a Science and Dianetics Modern ...
  A: I've been struggling with this question a little bit, because it is so plain to me what the ...
Follow up on psyche help1/28/2011
  Q: My son and I live near Huntington, West Virginia. I contacted CCHR and honestly they haven't been ...
  A: Contact these people, and ask for someone in your area. This center was founded by an anti-drug ...
Psyche help - more1/28/2011
  Q: Laurie, my ex daughter in law is intending to take my 3 1/2 year old granddaughter to a ...
  A: If your son has joint custody he can go to domestic court for an order prohibiting the ...
purposes1/28/2011
  Q: Laurie, I've heard, on several occasions, that a child forms his basic purpose at an early age. I ...
  A: I'm not sure "forms" a purpose is accurate. "Knows" their purpose might be more to the point. ...
A bunch of random questions1/26/2011
  Q: I have a lot of questions, i hope you don't mind (I assume you don't since you volunteer to do ...
  A: Pain is a specific product of vertebrate nervous systems. I don't know if a plant could feel a form ...
Atom Bomb1/24/2011
  Q: I was reading a past answer of yours and you said that the creation of the atom bomb restimulated a ...
  A: Talk of nuclear weapons has been a daily feature of national and international news in both ...
coping with a reactive mind1/23/2011
  Q: Aside from auditing and training are there behaviours or actions a person can use to lessen the ...
  A: Ethics tech can do quite a bit to reduce the influence of the reactive mind. So can taking walks, ...
dear laurie1/23/2011
  Q: i am having a serious issue that you may laugh at! well i do the contitions for my second dynamic ...
  A: Fully clear the term "second dynamic," clearing all of the words in it first, and then make a clay ...
Access to research?1/16/2011
  Q: Sir or Ma'am, I am interested in learning more about scientology, especially the work of Mr. ...
  A: I'm not aware of any plans for "research," per se, to be published, beyond what is available now. I ...
scn ethics v utilitarianism1/5/2011
  Q: What are the differences between Scientology Ethics and Utilitarianism? They seem similar - an ...
  A: Happiness/pleasure and survival are not strictly the same thing. Scientology ethics seeks the ...
LRH12/27/2010
  Q: ... YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE ON WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT LRHs AWARENESS AS TO HIS OWN WHOLE TRACK EXISTENCE ...
  A: Ron spoke on a number of occasions about "whole track" matters, as though they were memories of the ...
Favorite quotes by LRH12/26/2010
  Q: Hey what are your favorite quotes by LRH? Ill start with mine! They are by memory however: 1) The ...
  A: I guess I really don't think this way. I can seldom name "favorites" of anything. At any given ...
science and religion12/20/2010
  Q: I'd like to ask about Scientology claims regarding two of its features: the E-meter and the ...
  A: Scientology and its principles are the first western religion and set of religious principles to ...
Ethics and the A Bomb12/18/2010
  Q: Greetings Laurie :) A Christmas question for you, (though not very festive) I recall Ron saying ...
  A: I guess its development was inevitable. No nation fighting in WW II would have developed the bomb ...
Ringing in the ears12/17/2010
  Q: What is the reason/cause for ringing in the ears?
  A: Don't know. For each person it is likely to be different, but physiological reasons I am ...
Blood cells and another question.12/16/2010
  Q: I asked this question to Jay too, I hope thats ok. I also hope its ok if I keep asking you questions ...
  A: A thet*an* is a unit of theta which is self-aware. Thet*a* is the quality which animates all life, ...
Tone scale and attitude of "game"12/15/2010
  Q: I was thinking why i could not understand life is a game. So i thought I would put it down in ...
  A: 40.0 life is me. 22.0life is a game. 3.5 life is a competition. 3.0 life is a challenge. 2.5 life is ...
Questions worth answering12/15/2010
  Q: Im just going to ask some questions with the hopes I can derive some answers from your responses. ...
  A: As-isness removes the consideration of change/alteration (alter-isnes) from a thing and thus removes ...
Style of Rons writing.12/14/2010
  Q: One thing that has been making me think about for a long time is the way some of Scientology is ...
  A: Ron did not write the Scientology Handbook. His works were excerpted to piece it together. He ...
ADD12/14/2010
  Q: I am writing you as a concerned mother of a child who has been labeled as a.d.d. and with a learning ...
  A: I guess it depends what you mean by "modifications." Further, you may want to invest in some ...
1.1 mother12/11/2010
  Q: I think my mom is 1.1. She has a negative attitude that she paints as sadness but her communication ...
  A: I lived with a similar situation for over 30 years (my mother-in-law). Arm yourself with everything ...
Anti seizure medicaitons12/5/2010
  Q: Does scientology allow anti seizure medications? If so which kinds are there some not allowed such ...
  A: If a person has physical/neurological causes for seizures which cannot be addressed merely by ...
Atheists11/20/2010
  Q: hope you're well. Have you read the views of Richard Dawkins and other 'new' atheists regarding ...
  A: Yes. I think their logic assumes two things which fail out of the gate - first, that "God" means a ...
7th-8th Dynamics11/17/2010
  Q: in a session one time, I got real serene and realized I was God (not a God) and that I loved each ...
  A: I see the 8th dynamic (which Ron never defines in detail anywhere) as being that entity which ...
Spirituality11/11/2010
  Q: Well I was not sure even how to ask this, nor do i know what purpose of asking it. But recently I ...
  A: For reading, I recommend The Basics - in order. After A History of Man, and Scientology 8-80, then ...
Convincing girlfriend of Scientology11/11/2010
  Q: I have been a Scientologist for about 2 years. I dont go to the org but have read many books by lrh. ...
  A: I would think your romantic interest ought to be someone who shares your interest in enlightenment, ...
dementia11/3/2010
  Q: in reading your reply to a question about dementia, i was reminded of some data i heard via recorded ...
  A: The fact that dementia has clear physical markers of decreased circulation and increased plaques, ...
eucharist10/27/2010
  Q: Do scientology practise eucharist and do you beleive in the real presence?
  A: The eucharist is not a Scientology practice, though a number of Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, or ...
Somatic Mind10/26/2010
  Q: Hey, I have another question, hope that's okay. I was reading about the somatic mind and I was ...
  A: Engrams, secondaries and locks are part of the reactive mind, by definition. Generally, the ...
Creative visualization10/25/2010
  Q: You have obviously heard of "creative visualization". I have read some things off of scientology ...
  A: To imagine just means to mentally create. While, in a sense, a postulate could be called a mental ...
Auditing10/22/2010
  Q: I had another question. Some people bypass book one auditing and start doing processes on the ...
  A: There's more than one style of Dianetic auditing. I never had Book One auditing. I did, however, ...
Scientology Birth Procedures10/22/2010
  Q: -What is the delivery procedure for a Scientology birth? -Are medications and other medical ...
  A: "What is the delivery procedure for a Scientology birth?" No different than for any other birth, ...
Meditating10/22/2010
  Q: A Scientologist once told me that some forms of meditating were harmful because they pulled a ...
  A: "Isn't that kind of self-inspection part of what happens later on up the bridge?" Nope. "What ...
dynamics10/21/2010
  Q: .. ive noticed you often use the phrase '8 dynamics alive' .... can you tell me when this became a ...
  A: This was first really real for me in 1974, when I was training to be an ethics officer, and I did ...
Dementia10/17/2010
  Q: Do you think dementia has a physical or spiritual cause? If physical, would an OT with dementia be ...
  A: Dementia is almost exclusively physical. That said, mental and spiritual exercises have been known ...
projection10/15/2010
  Q: Laurie, Iíve read a lot about the psychological mechanism of projection and Iíd like to get your ...
  A: Well, it's not a term used by or referred to in Scientology. We mostly don't use or refer to psych ...
Motion and the Thetan10/11/2010
  Q: If everything in the physical universe is in motion - time, matter, spaces, energies, the mind, ...
  A: A thetan in good shape has an extremely high tolerance for motion and is little prone to becoming ...
Thetan and Vibrations10/9/2010
  Q: I don't understand what a vibration is, with regards to a Thetan or how a Thetan uses vibrations. I ...
  A: Wavelength is a characteristic of energy. Energy tends to travel in waves. Waves are like smooth ...
Scientology vs. Transcendental Meditation10/4/2010
  Q: What would you say be the pro's and con's of practicing Scientology with Transcendental Meditation. ...
  A: One mustn't mix Scientology with another mental/spiritual discipline. The conceptual basis of ...
valences10/1/2010
  Q: Laurie I heard or read somewhere that actors pick up valences in the process of acting. Is this ...
  A: In technical terms, no. An actor would not actually pick up valences. They might, on purpose, ...
and the Tone Scale9/24/2010
  Q: I think Ron said people generally descend the tone scale as they age (to a greater or lesser ...
  A: Below the antagonism/anger band are the following (among others): 1.3 Resentment 1.2 No ...
Healing9/22/2010
  Q: I am writing a paper on healing perspectives of different faiths. There are several components to ...
  A: As Scientologists: a. We seek spiritual healing of spiritual ills, and physical healing of ...
MEST/Theta Clear9/20/2010
  Q: I am rather new adherent of Scientology,I am "on the basics" reading History of Man,well Ron ...
  A: It's a theoretical case state mentioned as a concept in early Scientology research, but not actually ...
Improving communication skill9/11/2010
  Q: All my best Ms Hamilton, I'm a person endeavoring to improve my communication skills. I have no ...
  A: There are three things I found helpful in face-to-face communication - Communication Course, Hubbard ...
Research - ADDENDUM9/1/2010
  Q: I am a nursing student in my last year. WE are researching different religions and any social, ...
  A: <<Please see the addendum at the bottom of this answer>> Well, it's pretty simple, really. "Silent ...
Asthma8/27/2010
  Q: Laurie, I finished the communication course at the org. It really improved my outlook on life and ...
  A: It seems like anything that increases a person's calmness and self-confidence lessens the impact of ...
Questions about Dianetics Auditing8/26/2010
  Q: I had some questions about Dianetics auditing. I have done some before but I was a bit unclear ...
  A: One should merely do what the auditor says, and nothing more. There is no trick to it. (That is, ...
take a walk8/25/2010
  Q: Laurie, I was reading the Take a Walk process in Problems of Work and I wanted to ask you a ...
  A: Things seeming "real" is more a state of the person than of the things. If a person is feeling ...
Self Inquiry8/18/2010
  Q: I was walking with my mom today, doing a self inquiry as to why I am not creating reality full ...
  A: I can't tell you how to do what you want, here. You need training, which I cannot provide through ...
Stupidity8/15/2010
  Q: Not sure how this reflects on me but could you explain what is meant by 'stupidity is the ...
  A: I look at it this way: 1) What's true or real in the physical universe is so, because of the ...
Anxiety and procrastination...8/9/2010
  Q: I've been having a major issue with anxiety and procrastination and wondering if you could shed some ...
  A: One of my readers has volunteered to help me with references from time to time, and I am killer-busy ...
MEST Universe8/7/2010
  Q: why was the MEST Universe created to begin with and did we each know it was possible to get stuck ...
  A: WHY was it created? Not sure I could say. Scientology fundemantals (Pre-logics, logics, axioms) ...
Clears or OT auditing on Dianetics8/5/2010
  Q: Why is it bad for people who went clear or OT in a previous life to audit on book one dianetics? ...
  A: Something's only an engram for the person, per se, if it is part of a reactive mind - which clears ...
Somatics8/1/2010
  Q: I just asked some questions about locks but now I have a couple questions about somatics, hope ...
  A: Definitions: "engram: a mental image picture which is a recording of a time of physical pain and ...
Locks7/28/2010
  Q: I had a few questions about locks. I know not a lot of attention is given to them and if you want ...
  A: Yes, locks can be audited, and that provides some relief. It's one of the reasons the routines in ...
Problems7/23/2010
  Q: A problem is defined as 'postulate counter-postulate'. Does this mean a Beings' postulate is ...
  A: The counter-postulate can come from anywhere, including the being himself, or apparently inanimate ...
Tone Scale - Update7/23/2010
  Q: I had a few questions about the tone scale. I think that I might be in apathy. Is there a way to ...
  A: Theres a guy who reads me online sometimes, and offers helpful advice. I wanted to forward one such ...
Relationships between high-toned and low-toned people7/22/2010
  Q: I was wondering if I could get your insight on something that has been bugging me for a while. I ...
  A: In such relationships my opinion is that the lower-toned person is like a parasite and the ...
Illegal PC question...7/13/2010
  Q: This past year I have been reading various books from L Ron Hubbard and became very interested in ...
  A: You would be allowed to train. Whether and up to what levels you would be allowed auditing could ...
ARC and Mathematics7/9/2010
  Q: Ron said there could be no Mathematics without ARC, could you explain how that is please (in simple ...
  A: ARC are the fundamentals of relationships - the way relationships work, or "relational mechanics." ...
Novis Mental Ability Test6/30/2010
  Q: Is it possible to score a 165 on the Novis Mental Ability test, the IQ test used in Scientology? My ...
  A: 160 is the top score. It's accurate. Standard deviation is irrelevant to the way we use the test, ...
Confronting6/29/2010
  Q: From what I've read so far in Scientology, confronting seems to be a key factor to achieving ...
  A: The "trick" is, that there is no trick. There is no "how." One simply does. No mechanisms, ...
Self Auditing6/26/2010
  Q: where is the line between Self Auditing and looking at and evaluating data in the Mind? Thank's!
  A: Self-auditing is doing the things that are done in auditing - running processes, etc., without the ...
Exteriorizationso6/6/2010
  Q: Is there a process and/or an attestation that can be metered re exteriorization? I am attempting to ...
  A: "Is there a process and/or an attestation that can be metered re exteriorization?" Not that I am ...
mind, body, thetan6/4/2010
  Q: Do mind, body and thetan interrelate in the same way as the ARC/KRC triangle? i.e. If a persons body ...
  A: I don't really think so. Certainly they are interconnected in living people, and so influence each ...
the purpose of death - corrected answer6/4/2010
  Q: Laurie, Do you view death as being necessary and purposeful or more like a roadblock that mankind ...
  A: I never really thought about it. I don't think I could say death is necessary or purposeful. I ...
Disconnect6/2/2010
  Q: How does Scientology help one to disconnect from people you care about, but you know aren't good for ...
  A: Help for this sort of thing is dependent on the individual case, and every case is different - so it ...
future5/29/2010
  Q: Laurie,† Contrary to popular opinion, ideation IS the most viable way to a better future. Mankinds' ...
  A: "But the reactive mind alone cannot be blamed for failures of imagination." It can. My artistic ...
Economics and Global Warming5/19/2010
  Q: I very much enjoyed reading your answer on this subject. It was very well thought out and realistic. ...
  A: Keynes may very well have been an SP. His overall economic take may have also been suppressive ...
Power5/6/2010
  Q: † If power is the ability to hold a position in space, would the opposite be random motion or ...
  A: There is a Condition of Existence (in the table of conditions that contains Emergency, Normal, ...
what if you had an afair5/4/2010
  Q: Hi I'm not involved with scientology but I had an affair with someone who is and is married thru the ...
  A: Not sure I understand your question. You say you "had" and affair, not that you "are having" an ...
1) concept of God; 2) homosexuality5/1/2010
  Q: Laurie, I hope you don't mind if I ask two unrelated questions. 1) If I understand correctly, ...
  A: My conception of God is that of a being. The original Thetan, or original Body of Theta, if you ...
Theta vs MEST4/28/2010
  Q: a Thetan is not physical, and not located in Time or in Space and can operate a physical type body ...
  A: I guess you could make such a comparison, but I'm not sure it's a useful one. "Reality" is real. ...
Treason4/28/2010
  Q: Let's say a wife commits adultery against her husband and this husband and wife have a child. The ...
  A: There too little data here to make a call. "Friends" of the husband are not members of his or her ...
Who is a Scientologist?4/28/2010
  Q: AllExperts didn't allow another followup question so I'm starting anew. What this comes down to is, ...
  A: It's not clear to me that Scientology and Scientologists should conform to your idea of religion or ...
who is a Scientologist?4/27/2010
  Q: When the Church of Scientology releases figures on how many Scientologists there are, how do they ...
  A: I guess there's "members," and "people who are Scientologists." We try to count people who use ...
Shunning other people4/26/2010
  Q: In your answer regarding loneliness you wrote about a condition of feeling compelled to shun others ...
  A: It's not a condition - just an indicator. It can stem from a huge number of various things that are ...
Loneliness4/24/2010
  Q: what exactly is the function or source of loneliness? Is loneliness native or natural to a Thetan or ...
  A: Never thought about it. But now I will. Thinking out loud...: First a couple of definitions: ...
clearing4/22/2010
  Q: .. i remeber some 2 years or so ago you stated that a realistic time frame for planetary clearing ...
  A: A cleared planet doesn't mean everyone is clear, or everyone is even a Scientologist. Not even ...
met a scientologist4/4/2010
  Q: I recently met a scientologist. I was discussing my sessions with a neuropsychiatrist with a friend ...
  A: Kathryn. Auditing is not an alternative to medication. Medication for mental issues is predicated ...
Planetary Civilizations4/3/2010
  Q: I know other planetary civilizations in our galaxy are high-tech, at least in space-flight(UFOs), ...
  A: I don't know how you *know* that. I certainly don't. But I don't have direct knowledge with which ...
What happens between successive lives?4/1/2010
  Q: I understand that scientology supports the concept of past lives and has tools to revisit them to ...
  A: In a number of lectures in the 1950's, Ron advanced some theories as to "between lives" questions, ...
numb4/1/2010
  Q: Laurie, Can you explain what the major differences are between (.94) numb and (1.2) no sympathy on ...
  A: Numb is without feeling. No Sympathy contains a very pale version of antagonism. It is an ...
medication&drugs in past lifes3/27/2010
  Q: I read Dianetics and its concept of subconscious/reactive mind. I understand that psychiatric drugs, ...
  A: Neuroactive drugs alter perception, mentation and memory, making auditing more difficult or ...
Plant vs SP3/20/2010
  Q: how does Scientology decide which Staff Member is a, Plant (person programmed by an SP) from an SP? ...
  A: Plants are detected through indicators they present, and sometimes thru meter checks or sec checks. ...
Suppressive People3/17/2010
  Q: I can't recall ever having met or personally observed an SP (2.5% type), though I do think they ...
  A: You've met them. If you know a hundred people, you've met two or three. But they act outwardly ...
Recall3/15/2010
  Q: So I tried a sample Dianetics session a few years back, and I could not go back to the moment of ...
  A: "Do people with no recall ever gain it? Do some never gain it?" Absolutely. "What contributes to ...
Illegal PC3/12/2010
  Q: Hello, my name is Van and I am a illegal PC. I was a staff member for 2 years, and due to some very ...
  A: I can't predict to what degree individual Scientologists will or will not respect your Christian ...
study3/10/2010
  Q: I have a two exams coming up in about month (for my securities licenses) and I was wondering if you ...
  A: Yes. Also work out concepts with physical bits and pieces of stuff, so you can see and feel how ...
organically sound nervous system3/9/2010
  Q: I've done 2 Book One intensives and had basically no results. A few years ago, before I did ...
  A: Reasons why a person might not seem to get results are numerous, but nerve damage from your single ...
What is the ideal org strategy?3/8/2010
  Q: Just what is the Ideal Org strategy? I have read some blogs about it but specifically is it? I have ...
  A: I'm not privy to the strategy. I can observe, however, that ideal orgs create a vitally important ...
Coincidences or something else3/6/2010
  Q: hope you are doing well. i am curious as to how you and/or scientology view certain happenings. ...
  A: I think there is no hard and fast rule that explains such things. Sometimes a coincidence is just a ...
Cyclics3/3/2010
  Q: In the 'Overcoming Ups and Downs' course, there was a brief mention of 'cyclics' or 'gray hats'. I ...
  A: Ron wrote of the cowboys in the white hats (constructive), in the black hats (disastrous) and in the ...
A cleared planet and the challenge of the environment3/1/2010
  Q: I can't help but be curious about what would the planet be like as a far as a challenge, if the ...
  A: The olympics just finished. Was animosity, evil, ill will or self-destructiveness prominently on ...
Scientology philosophy and Libertarianism - revised2/27/2010
  Q: Ok, I understand your view Laurie, I just want to say this: Re Somalia, I did mention not all ...
  A: I'll go on a little at length here, and then put this to bed. Brace for a rambling treatise... ...
love thy neighbor2/22/2010
  Q: Laurie, I have a question about love. Hubbard said ďTo love, in spite of all, is the secret of ...
  A: If you read the whole essay, the answer is right there. To love someone is not to love their ...
Scientology philosophy and Libertarianism2/22/2010
  Q: Do you think that Scientology philosophy supports Libertarianism as a way of running a country? (I ...
  A: Scientology is in favor of order. It is further in favor of true third dynamics - groups which ...
detainee claim2/20/2010
  Q: I am a detention center supervisor with a detainee who states that he is a 30 year practicing ...
  A: If the detainee is guilty of an offense that landed him in the pokey, he has violated Scientology ...
the randomity2/18/2010
  Q: I have two things to ask you about.† "Perception is all" is what Hubbard says in Dianetics 55. ...
  A: There is reality, which is the agreement between beings, and which we perceive as MEST, and there is ...
Operating Thetan Ceremony2/17/2010
  Q: How many Operating Thetan 8's are there? I've read you can only be made an OPT 8 at a sea org ...
  A: A fellow who likes to call himself "Reference Guy" read my answer to you and notes: "This is ...
Personality2/16/2010
  Q: I have read 'The Blood Type Diet' and amongst the dietary advice the author notes personality ...
  A: I think there may be certain physical tendencies or predispositions, but that ultimately Theta is in ...
Life Force and Nature2/15/2010
  Q: I know what a Thetan is, but I have a misunderstanding on what Theta is. What gives Nature life or ...
  A: Theta need not be organized into units of awareness, any more than all water must be a pond, river, ...
Universes2/6/2010
  Q: I've read Ron referring to other universes besides this physical one we all share and our own ...
  A: "...in this or any other universe" - usually a figure of speech meaning "anywhere under any ...
scientology2/3/2010
  Q: I'm sure you have gotten this before: I recently began dating a really amazing man who I kept ...
  A: If 10% of the anti-Scientology stuff you read is true, I'll eat my hat. I am not Scientology. L. ...
Style and Flow1/31/2010
  Q: Can you paint me a picture about where style and the state of flow are derived from? I know they are ...
  A: Style and flow comes from competence - such a complete and deep understanding of and familiarity ...
going exterior1/27/2010
  Q: Laurie, I need to ask you a question about going exterior.†I think I've gone exterior before but I ...
  A: That's impossible for me to say. Even if I "knew" whether you had been exterior or not (and I ...
geomancy1/25/2010
  Q: I've been readibits a bit about geomancy lately and I'd like yo ask you about it (if you don't ...
  A: "Is it true that the earth has it's own consciousness?" The ball of metal, rock and dirt? I don't ...
Brain follow up1/25/2010
  Q: In response to: Intention and creation are the province of theta. Theta can also take over aspects ...
  A: Well, that's the question, isn't it? That's what religion attempts to answer. In the case of ...
Tarot/Astrology/Etc1/25/2010
  Q: You told me earlier that one of the benefits you gained from scientology is a knowledge of how this ...
  A: One can copyright what one writes. No one has a monopoly on "the truth." By the same token, I can ...
Women & Men1/25/2010
  Q: Taoism talk of the masculine and feminine in terms of two energies. Masculine being more about ...
  A: Gender attributes are specific to species which use sexual reproduction. There is nothing in ...
Scientology and Eckhart Tolle1/22/2010
  Q: A final question, thanks for you patience. I was very struck by Eckhart Tolle's description of his ...
  A: Yes - and no. The key to maintaining such a feeling all the time, if you still have a reactive ...
just wondering1/22/2010
  Q: where does anxiety come from? also, what is an identity composed of? is it the same as the core ...
  A: Fear is the emotional aspect of fleeing or attempting to flee or avoid or prevent a known and likely ...
Scientology and Eckhart Tolle1/22/2010
  Q: This is a large question, sorry. I wonder if you have read 'The Power of Now' by Eckhart Tolle and ...
  A: Re-do the bridge? Not entirely. People have attested to prior-life case levels. The FACT of a ...
medical marijuana1/22/2010
  Q: Laurie, I recently got†prescribed†medical marijuana and I was wondering what the church's stance ...
  A: One cannot get auditing while taking neuro-active or psychoactive drugs, prescription or ...
leaukemia1/10/2010
  Q: At 18mos. of age my previously healthy, happy, grandaughter was diagnosed with a very rare, 50 cases ...
  A: I have taken too long to answer this question, partly because I am not sure what you are asking - ...
sp traits1/8/2010
  Q: the native americans don't have a concept of property, a trait of being a pts or an sp. are they ...
  A: From the Property & Environment Research Center: http://www.perc.org/articles/article802.php "In ...
Scientology1/2/2010
  Q: I'm so glad to have found this wonderful resource! If I may, I have two questions: 1. The ability ...
  A: "Life" is the combination of MEST and Theta - or MEST animated by Theta. Cause over life would be ...
What pretense is "I am"?12/30/2009
  Q: My recent observations tend to disclose that a so called thetan is a similar crutch and half-truth ...
  A: A thetan is a point of view. Necessarily, multiple points of view implies multiple thetans. ...
Exteriorization and the Eighth and Ninth Dynamics12/23/2009
  Q: I read some of the very insightful interchanges between yourself an a lady (by the sounds of it) ...
  A: Ron's mentions of the experience of exteriorization in Creation of Human ability appear (to me) to ...
ego12/18/2009
  Q: Does Scientology address the ego? Some philosophies view the ego as a distinct part of human ...
  A: The "ego," as far as we are concerned, is an artificial division or classification of things the ...
Overt Acts:Killing an enemy in battle.12/17/2009
  Q: Is killing an enemy in a time of war considered an Overt Act and can some Overt Acts be justifiable? ...
  A: If an act it just, it is not an overt. If it is an overt, it is not justfiable. War is seldom ...
Stuffs12/15/2009
  Q: With the advance of neuroscience and brain imaging technology, we can now see how much of what we do ...
  A: I cannot, off hand, think of a neuroscientific discovery that would impact the credibility of Ron's ...
mental disease12/10/2009
  Q: † Are mental diseases contagious just as physical diseases are? The reason I ask is because we've ...
  A: "Are mental diseases contagious just as physical diseases are?" No. "...we've all met people who ...
Getting ma thetan on12/5/2009
  Q: What is the quickest way possible for me to find out I'm an immortal being or not?
  A: Impossible for me to say, as it differs widely from one person to the next. I have seen someone get ...
Animal Kingdom... death.of a pet12/1/2009
  Q: a pet, dog or cat, is considered by many owners to be part of the family. When a pet gets old and ...
  A: Interesting question - and one to which I've devoted no small amount of consideration over the ...
Animals11/30/2009
  Q: In the spirit of "do the greatest amount of goood for the greatest amount of life in a given ...
  A: Sometimes the greatest overall good for continuation of species is for prey animals to be eaten, ...
Life11/30/2009
  Q: There's a controversy over whether viruses (which do not contain complete cell structure) are ...
  A: "So is the criteria for life animation due to theta, or is it being able to operate in the world?" ...
Thetans11/30/2009
  Q: Hey Laurie! Hope everything's going awesome with you! I've got a question about what classifies a ...
  A: The simplest form of earth life so far as we know right now is the cell - including one-celled ...
Earth's history, somewhat.11/23/2009
  Q: the last question on this site sent to you, got me looking at Earth's history. I am interested in ...
  A: Invader Forces. Hm. Until the archaeological record is definitive on this point, all we have are ...
How long has life been on planet earth?11/22/2009
  Q: How long has life been on planet earth? There are all sorts of theories. Whats your take as a ...
  A: As a Scientologist, I have no opinion. As you say, there are all sorts of theories - and none of ...
Theatan and Mest Effects11/18/2009
  Q: being the Thetan is not physical and not located in Space or in Time, how does the Thetan become the ...
  A: Yes - by its own consideration. Theta associates with MEST in the form of living bodies for the ...
Scientology11/16/2009
  Q: I am a college student taking Religions of the World and I have chose Scientology as my final ...
  A: 1)How has religion shaped your life? In every way. It makes my approach to everything more ...
Freezone11/4/2009
  Q: What is the church policy towards people in the freezone? I heard that no one in the church is ...
  A: I'm not a freezoner, but a regular church member. Policy is we should not knowingly or purposely ...
Departers10/29/2009
  Q: Obviously no one can nor should venture to guess why people leave Scientology after many years of ...
  A: In my experience, most of those who leave, under their own steam, were never here to begin with. It ...
Yet another follow up..10/27/2009
  Q: But levels aside, a true antisocial personality could only be resolved if they cooperated with ...
  A: How would you propose that you prove anything (such as, that you are not one of the "others") to a ...
Randomness.10/27/2009
  Q: Just a couple of quick questions. I've been interested in the idea of radical honesty later. My ...
  A: While none of the codes Scientologists adhere to explicitly prohibit lying, it is known and ...
thetans in MEST10/17/2009
  Q: † If a thetan has no physical location, then a thetan's existence in the†MEST universe must be a ...
  A: "If a thetan has no physical location, then a thetan's existence in the MEST universe must be a ...
tone10/9/2009
  Q: What kinds of experiences could make a person got into "no sympathy" (1.2) on the tone scale? It's a ...
  A: That's hard to guess. Anything that drives one down tone, drives them down tone - if you catch my ...
More on the Narcissist Dynamic10/5/2009
  Q: The question you answered a few days ago on this was very enlightening! I started getting confused ...
  A: "Why do people have anxieties over their existences?" Because existing, continuing, persisting, ...
David Miscavige9/25/2009
  Q: One of the offshoots to the attacks on Scientology is the "love Scientology - hate David Miscavige" ...
  A: Sorry to be so late. I have been battling computer problems for nearly two weeks, now, on top of ...
narcissism9/22/2009
  Q: Laurie, I was wondering if you might be able to help me understand narcissistic personality disorder ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. Fried computer. Jammed-up schedule. One reason for not being able to ...
Personality9/22/2009
  Q: How much of our personalities is chosen and how much is unchangeable? Can an extrovert become an ...
  A: I must apologize for the delay in getting back to you on this. I've had to replace my computer, and ...
"death"9/12/2009
  Q: Yesterday I lost a very dear friend to cancer. I spent a lot of time with him prior to him passing ...
  A: The way one communicates with a spiritual being, a "thetan," is to intend that they "get" the idea ...
significance9/11/2009
  Q: I was reading an answer you wrote to a question about the rebirth of OTs. In your answer you stated ...
  A: No one has reached full OT yet. People who are called "OT" in this life are in fact "pre-OT." OT ...
Interference9/9/2009
  Q: Can Scientology processing, remove any bad/good results you have receive from practice such as ...
  A: Yes, those practices could, and almost certainly would bog a case, especially if in pursuing them, ...
endocrine system9/9/2009
  Q: Can a person be in total control of his endocrine system? Iam asking this question because I read in ...
  A: It used to be a theoretical target of Dianetics. I'm not aware of anyone for whom this is or has ...
Previous life suppressive9/8/2009
  Q: What are the possibilities that someone who was a suppressive in a previous life could become a ...
  A: Since people who are suppressive persons in THIS life become Scientologists, the possibility is ...
Nervous and Endocrine9/3/2009
  Q:
  A: I'm not a doctor - and should probably be one to really explain these mechanisms. Suffice it to say ...
Scientology Auditing8/31/2009
  Q: I was wondering what kinds of auditing are actually used in Scientology these days? How does it ...
  A: Many of the processes used today are similar in structure to what you find in the books, and often ...
spotting the 1.18/31/2009
  Q: It's been a little while...I hope you're well.† I wanted to ask you a question about spotting 1.1s ...
  A: Except for the "within five minutes" part, I would not disagree with most of the characterization ...
what is scientology8/25/2009
  Q: so, what is scientology? what are the actual beliefs, and how do they contradict any other ...
  A: Your question is too general for a succinct answer. Please see www.scientology.org and ...
Children8/7/2009
  Q: I don't have children of my own, but I babysit my niece in her house on occasion. She is a smart 3 ...
  A: Unfortunately, this question is a bit like "how red is a tomato?" or "how big is a crowd?" Without ...
fear of disapproval8/4/2009
  Q: †I have a question for you about a fear I have †of disapproval. † Looking back on things, I can ...
  A: Needing approval is indicative of requiring permission from the physical universe to "be." This is ...
Numb7/30/2009
  Q: It is my understanding that when a person is Clear they are better able to handle stressful ...
  A: The key word here is "handle." To resist, ignore, evade or deflect is not to handle. Shut-off ...
psych drugs7/29/2009
  Q: I am divorced and live on the east coast. My two children live with their mother on the west coast. ...
  A: It is not a given that he would necessarily be an illegal PC. ...
Late night musings7/28/2009
  Q: Okay so this happened as I was trying to fall asleep. At first I was just thinking about random ...
  A: "Then I checked my phone and remembered that I'd missed a phone call from a credit collector. Now, I ...
followup from 6/23 re "give up"7/23/2009
  Q: Last month we were discussing Ron Hubbard's statement in "Dianetics" that the only reason a person ...
  A: I have a daughter who's pursuing a Master's degree. Since she has changed schools twice, due to ...
the cost of Scientology7/18/2009
  Q: I have a question about the cost of Scientology courses. I am very excited about going up the ...
  A: A Scientologist is one who has found a way to a better life and is achieving it through Scientology. ...
dianetics7/10/2009
  Q: Hey Laurie. I hope all is well. Yesterday, I did some auditing at the church and I didn't ...
  A: Had Book 1 Dianetics been able to handle every case, then DMSMH would probably have been the last ...
Life7/8/2009
  Q: Does Scientology, or specifically, going up the bridge, make life easier? Or would it be more ...
  A: I don't think life gets any easier. However, your ability to handle it increases incrementally as ...
LRH Quote I got from Bridge Publications7/7/2009
  Q: Here is a LRH quote I got and it got me wondering. "The entire mechanism of how this ...
  A: The communication formula is "Cause, distance, effect - with intention, attention and DUPLICATION." ...
overts6/30/2009
  Q: I'd like to ask you a question about overts. I have some overts that I don't want to share with ...
  A: The only way to get rid of the effects of overts is to completely unburden one's self. If this ...
Antagonism6/30/2009
  Q: I have problems with my brother being antagonistic about nearly every subject. He says things like, ...
  A: I apologize for taking a while to get back to you. Things have been hectic here - business is ...
question re Hubbard's book "Dianetics"6/23/2009
  Q: My question is this: I was looking through L Ron Hubbard's book, Dianetics," and on the very first ...
  A: The key words here are "give up." As in "I just can't do it. I give up." Being interrupted or ...
Pressure6/22/2009
  Q: I was hoping you could elaborate on how Scientology helps people to better deal with and perform ...
  A: There is no single thing - but rather there are a compendium of things which make Scientologists ...
Tone and acne6/18/2009
  Q: I have acne that comes and goes based on my tone. Ive been trying to figure out if severe sporadic ...
  A: Neither is more appropriate than the other. It's no more diagnostic than "pain in my knees." The ...
exteriorization6/18/2009
  Q: I have a question about exteriorization. I was doing some of the TR's at the church and at the end ...
  A: Theta is without mass, motion, wavelength or position in time or space. In other words, there are ...
Has youtube really been declared?6/17/2009
  Q: hey there is a channel on youtube called cosethicsofficer that is saying youtube is a suppressive ...
  A: Certainly looks fake to me. There has been no official statement by the church relative to YouTube ...
OT Invitations/Code of Conduct6/14/2009
  Q: I've noticed the OT levels are entered into by invitation only. Why exactly wouldn't a person be ...
  A: There is no signed code of conduct as such. There are ethical standards by which a OT is expected ...
Judging Others6/9/2009
  Q: I've been noticing more recently how there's a certain breed of people who seem very inclined to ...
  A: Judgmentalism of others is grounded in a fear of examining one's own record. It's a defensive ...
Photographic memory6/8/2009
  Q: Would someone who was Clear or OT be considered to have anything approaching a photographic memory? ...
  A: People without a reactive mind have more accurate memory than people with a reactive mind. ...
Electronics6/8/2009
  Q: Is it possible for a pre-OT to manipulate electical devices such as a computer, or software programs ...
  A: I haven't seen it done with any kind of predictability, reliability or precision. I have the ...
Becoming a Clear/ Price6/4/2009
  Q: If I wanted to pay for professional auditing to Clear, how much would that cost? Thank you! ...
  A: It's impossible to say. Depending on the case, it could be very rapid or very slow. It could take ...
Scientologist views on embryo research and other religions5/31/2009
  Q: Just wondering if you could provide any information how Scientologists view embryo ...
  A: Scientology writings do not contain any reference to embryonic research or treatment, so there is no ...
Reincarnated Wealth5/29/2009
  Q: Hope you're doing well. I've asked you questions before but this one I'm having problems ...
  A: My temptation is to go on at book-length in answering this, so I will instead be as succinct as ...
toxicity5/29/2009
  Q: If one suffers toxicity (say from Giardia) or Toxic Shock Syndrome and chemical toxicity, you claim ...
  A: I'm not sure how to address this. I'm not aware of having ever said something could be "cured" - ...
embarrassment5/27/2009
  Q: Would you say that it is a 1.1 characteristic to attempt to embarrass someone in the "spirit of ...
  A: That does sound like one of the types of things a 1.1 might do. Strictly speaking, embarrassment is ...
Resistance5/24/2009
  Q: can you please explain to me what is meant by, You get what you resist? Thanks!
  A: A thetan can only be cause. To the degreee theta is effect, it is only effect of its own cause - ...
PMS and st johns wart5/23/2009
  Q: My C/S told me I shouldn't take St. John's Wart because it is a psych drug. Why are you telling ...
  A: A difference of opinion is not necessarily a "problem." You should ask to see the red-on-white to ...
Keeping things for the next life5/22/2009
  Q: Would it be possible for an OT to store items of personal importance to him/her in a safe location ...
  A: I never thought about it. So far, I have yet to run into a past-life OT whose specific recollection ...
Use Of Psychoactive Drugs5/19/2009
  Q: I am very surprised that you recommended the use of St John's Wort in responses to a previous ...
  A: I don't recommend anything. I merely mentioned it. You'll note I also said to see a nutritionist. ...
waves5/18/2009
  Q: In 8-8008, it says: "A difference of potential played one against the other creates energy. ...
  A: Again, all waves are electromagnetic. Emotion occurs in a range of wavelengths different from ...
This timeless debate5/11/2009
  Q: I've followed a lot of your questions here. Straight off the bat you'll probably think this is an ...
  A: There is technical Scientology, IE the instruction booklet, and that is not a matter of viewpoint, ...
power5/9/2009
  Q: I have a question about power. If the Scientology definition of power is "the ability to hold a ...
  A: Power is a physical universe attribute. In order to generate it, one must be able to move things ...
enturbulation at the workplace5/8/2009
  Q: I'd like to get your opinion about the dynamics between people in a hypothetical workplace situation ...
  A: There's too little data in your hypothetical for me to make the call. It could be any of those ...
pot5/6/2009
  Q: I hope you are well. I want to ask you a question about smoking pot. I've been smoking pot since I ...
  A: To benefit from auditing, including Self Analysis, you should be free of recreational drugs and ...
Clears & the common cold.5/6/2009
  Q: Just to let you know firstly, I'm a big fan - and have been following your answers for quite a ...
  A: By the time Ron wrote DMSMH, no infective agent had ever been discovered for the common cold. Human ...
vision4/28/2009
  Q: I've written to you a few times, though not for some months. Though I don't agree with everything ...
  A: "Optimum" would be the best vision the person is physically capable of, once artificial mental ...
Scientology and Meditation4/28/2009
  Q: As always, I hope you are doing well. I'd like to as you some questions about the practice of ...
  A: "Meditation" is not a single discipline. There are hundreds of kinds - Zen, Yoga, Sufi, Gurdjieff, ...
Science4/25/2009
  Q: I am positive that if "science" had what they call "evidences", mankind could have a major win in ...
  A: OTs do not have to create evidence. It already exists. Quantum physics, paradoxically, may "get ...
self analysis4/23/2009
  Q: I have some questions about the book Self-Analysis. I have been doing some of the processes in the ...
  A: You cycle through them. There is no specific completion point for a set of questions. A ...
Tone Scale4/17/2009
  Q: Good day! I have studied several courses and have read a good deal on the emotional tone scale. I am ...
  A: There aren't any emotions that are part of the body. They are all theta at various wavelengths. ...
rebirth of OTs3/31/2009
  Q: "Hi, I would like if you know of OTs who dropped their body and are back in a new one. If you do, I ...
  A: Yes, I do. Getting re-oriented to having and running a body, especially one with a ...
Personality test3/30/2009
  Q: Laurie, I have heard that the personality test has been used by the Church to purge suspected ...
  A: Absolutely not. a) That would be impossible (a personality test cannot detect an antisocial ...
Exterior perceptics3/28/2009
  Q: I know you've answered questions similar to this before, in regards to how a thetan's exterior ...
  A: Usually, no. To begin with, the physical universe (per Scientology theory) is not directly and ...
existence3/19/2009
  Q: I have a kind of philosophical question to ask you. Out of all the things that life could be, why ...
  A: To be sure, a carbon-oxygen engine, fueled by water-mediated chemical reactions, is what can work on ...
Christianity and Scientology3/15/2009
  Q: Working on a school paper and need to know - What are some similarities and differences of ...
  A: Christianity Salvation to heaven Personal savior (Jesus) ...
Duplication3/14/2009
  Q: Im confused about duplication in regard to communication. Whats a good example of duplication?If I ...
  A: Duplicatin is duplication. If you say "I like cats," and the idea you want to convey is that you ...
scientology3/12/2009
  Q: has this helped you (the religion) through life? if so, what has it offered compared to other ...
  A: 1) Spiritual awareness 2) Satisfaction of my intellectual curiostiy about the nature of life and ...
raising tone3/12/2009
  Q: Does getting angry directly at a persons failure raise them to anger? For example husband does a ...
  A: To raise tone, you want to hit about 1/2 to 1 tone above where the person is, in a manner that they ...
Nadya Suleman, the Fifth Dynamic3/10/2009
  Q: I'm a newcomer to Scientology and would like to pose a couple questions to you. The first relates to ...
  A: It would be impossible for me to evaluate her tone based on a single factor. It is relevant that ...
religion3/7/2009
  Q: I hope all is well. Do you know why it is so difficult to get others that you love and care about ...
  A: "Everyone knows" that "religions are about rules." Further, everyone knows that some of these rules ...
Interview3/6/2009
  Q: my name is Adam. I am in 7th grade and for my year-long project called ISP, I need to set up an ...
  A: I am an expert on Scientology rather than global warming. What does ISP mean, by the way? Since ...
Suppresive persons in family3/6/2009
  Q: Since you say you have a lot of family members who are Scientologists, are there family members who ...
  A: No. A member of my family was declared once, because she was in a position of high trust, and broke ...
Economics and Global Warming3/4/2009
  Q: After reading "L Ron Hubbard Freedom Fighter" Its obvious that capitalism ans socialism are ...
  A: Well, I'm a Scientologist, and not an economist or environmental scientist, so all I can offer on ...
greatness3/4/2009
  Q: Laurie...I read the essay about greatness that you suggested in the last post. It actually contains ...
  A: You've never said anything in the least offensive. My answers are shorter or longer depending on my ...
Zeitgeist/The Venus Project -REVISED2/28/2009
  Q: I was watching the documentary "Zeitgeist Addendum" which I think is some kind of documentary for ...
  A: I'm sure no one cares about the narrator's opinion of Scientology. Ignorant people make ignorant ...
now2/27/2009
  Q: I read a book by Eckhart Tolle called "The ower of Now" where he elaborated on why the "the now" was ...
  A: Tolles' stance is a step. You cannot change what is, if you resist it. Perfect ...
theta2/26/2009
  Q: I have a couple questions. Is there a reason why the symbol for thought was chosen to designate ...
  A: Earlier in his studies, Ron distinguished between thought, or conscious manipulation of images ...
reality2/25/2009
  Q: As always, I hope you are doing well. I was just curious... Do you think that there is a greater ...
  A: More relevant to me now, to be honest. And yet, even though there is probably a pretty broad gulf ...
Psychiatry and Scientology2/24/2009
  Q: Many people know that psychiatry is basically a fraud posing as a science. It rips people off, does ...
  A: I've had a few softball questions lobbed at me here, but I think this may be the first beachball. ...
Attraction2/24/2009
  Q: An OT-8 told me one time, that at one of his levels he started attracting girls, which made his wife ...
  A: No, there's no such level. One frees more theta and unburdens more garbage stepwise as one makes ...
Difference between being fath and having faith - UPDATED2/21/2009
  Q: I know LRH made a lecture about the difference between having faith and being faith. What is the ...
  A: Can you provide any more context? The theme sounds totally unfamiliar to me. "Be faith" is ...
losing a friend2/18/2009
  Q: I lost a friend a while ago who I got into Scientology and he's actually the one asking you some ...
  A: He probably hasn't "disconnected" from you so much as moved on to more profitable relationships with ...
exteriorizing and auditing2/11/2009
  Q: In a post regarding the authenticity of exteriorization, Chuck Beatty (an allexperts.com member) ...
  A: Emphasis on exteriorization is misplaced. If Scientology helps a person in their life, it is valid ...
health2/7/2009
  Q: how's it going? I just wanted to ask you: Health is a relative condition in that the dying cancer ...
  A: Scientology does not seek to define health. Any health improvements stemming from Scientology ...
Sympathy/No Sympathy2/6/2009
  Q: Why is Sympathy plotted at 0.9 on the Tone Scale yet No Sympathy at 1.2? Thanks
  A: Because that's the way it is. If you think about it, both are rather negative approaches. At ...
multiple2/4/2009
  Q: I hope your doing well! I have a question about Scientology I wanted to ask you. What seperates ...
  A: That's difficult to answer because while there is only one kind of Scientology, there are a couple ...
After resolving your case2/2/2009
  Q: After Clear and OT, do you forget what it was like to be aberrated? Do you have more or less ...
  A: Forget? Heh, heh. No. Not hardly. I am less tolerant of irrationality, yet more patient with it. ...
Barley water?1/24/2009
  Q: My question is about the barley water formula. I've read some of the Q&A's pertaining to it, but I ...
  A: I'm sorry. I can't - for a number of reasons. To begin with, I don't have a book that contains the ...
People who believe lies1/22/2009
  Q: This question isn't about people who spread lies about Scientology, or who use lies as an excuse to ...
  A: I respond with the truth. The best way to do this is to be equipped with the truth. In person, I ...
Purpose and Source1/21/2009
  Q: Laurie, This is somewhat a question and somewhat a strategy of appeal. I am both curious and ...
  A: Scientology might have a part to play in assisting persons to "discern" the accuracy of spiritual ...
traps1/17/2009
  Q: Can a thetan be trapped? If so, in what way? I've read that a thetan has no mass or location so I ...
  A: In the starkest sense, yes. In practice, however, that may be harder than it sounds. If a thetan ...
Dianetics disproven?1/14/2009
  Q: I have recently started re-reading Dianetics. To give Scientology a fair shake, I like to read ...
  A: I have read the "Fox" report on line. It appears the experiment was done in 1960 using someone from ...
time track part 41/12/2009
  Q: Laurie, I couldn't ask a fourth follow-up question on my last topic so I had to create a new one. ...
  A: Have you read Dianetics, the Modern Science of Mental Health? Science of Survival? Scientology ...
time track1/10/2009
  Q: When a Scientologist says the can easily "travel along the time track" do they mean "remember past ...
  A: Essentially. There's more implied, however. To "move" "on the time track" is language which stems ...
anti-social1/9/2009
  Q: I had a question about anti-social personalities. I have done the Overcoming Ups and Down course and ...
  A: Anti-social activities exist at about 1.1 (covert hostility) on the emotional tone scale. This does ...
A Thetan's Identity1/9/2009
  Q: does a Thetan itself, apart from a body, have an identity or a name? For instance, if Johnny lost ...
  A: Yes. Individual thetans have identity irrespective of whether they are associated with a body. ...
Power1/8/2009
  Q: In response to a question about powers in Scientology you said: "I can't address powers. There are ...
  A: That is not what the Scientology Classification and Gradation chart says. Under "Awareness ...
Advanced Courses in Scientology, with Respect1/7/2009
  Q: I'm tired of the twisted descriptions of Scientology given by haters. I'm not asking for ...
  A: Advanced courses consist of three general activities. First, the student reads materials laying out ...
attitudes1/6/2009
  Q: I wanted to ask you a question about attitudes. In my opinion, attitudes are not self-chosen. For ...
  A: "Frozen" attitude or involuntary attitude is, indeed, the result of an aggregation of life ...
some questions1/5/2009
  Q: 1. What do you think about Anonymous? Are they hurting your church? 2. You say freezoners are ...
  A: 1. I consider, from observing their actions and reading emails they have sent to my family, that ...
Medicine and Psychiatry and the differences betweeen them1/4/2009
  Q: Could you shed some light on how Scientologists view the fields of medicine and psychiatry and the ...
  A: Perfectly simple, really. Medicine seeks to treat the body by physical means - perfectly ...
What is the Freezone?12/27/2008
  Q: What is the Freezone? I've tried to understand them from their own descriptions and it's just ...
  A: The Freezone is a collection of people of varying approaches, loyalties, and "reasons" for ...
sec check12/23/2008
  Q: What is the purpose of the "sec check"?
  A: Sec Check means "Security Check." It's for security. Sec checks may be administered for a variety ...
Opposition to Psychiatry12/17/2008
  Q: In your opinion, how important is opposition to psychiatry (or opposition to psychiatric harm) to ...
  A: For most Scientologists, it would be incidental to their approach to life as a consequence of their ...
sympathy on the tone scale12/14/2008
  Q: 1. Does "sympathy" on the tone scale refer to the one, who is sympathetic towards someone or the ...
  A: It is the one offering the sympathy. "Sympathy" as referred to at .9 on the tone scale is not the ...
euthanasia12/14/2008
  Q: what is Scientology's position on euthanasia?
  A: The church has no position. Most Scientologists I know are skeptical of the idea, because it can be ...
Plants12/2/2008
  Q: hope everything's well. What do you think of the use of psychoactive plants as a tool of ...
  A: Google any of the plants on the web. The psychedelic agents are poisonous. NOTHING which alters ...
Internet Proportions11/27/2008
  Q: Why do you think there have been more people attacking or saying bad things about Scientology on the ...
  A: Individual Scientologists inform people of Scientology in person, not on the web. They've no time, ...
comm11/19/2008
  Q: I hope you're doing well. I just wanted to ask you: Does communication have a tone level?
  A: Persons who are at various tone levels communicate to a greater or lesser degree. Their ...
How do I know if I am an SP?11/17/2008
  Q: Scientologists have been found out as SPs after years in the Church, at levels of certified OT, and ...
  A: "SP" can mean either an anti-social personality, or it can mean a person who, for ...
What is a "Planetary Dissemination Edition E-Meter"?11/16/2008
  Q: I picked up a copy of the Scientology and Dianetics Christmas catalog and came across the E-meter. ...
  A: The difference in price is a tax-deductible donation which is dedicated entirely to the purpose of ...
Hey11/15/2008
  Q: Provided you had someone to ask, would you ask as many questions as me? -Mike
  A: Probably not. I'd do my own research. I don't know how much that's just my nature (I did research ...
random11/12/2008
  Q: I've asked you many questions before and you've been kind enough to answer them. I wanted to ask you ...
  A: Rationality is a trait of thinking or behavior. One's thinking comes to accurate conclusions or it ...
Processing a disabled person11/12/2008
  Q: My landlady's daughter suffered a seizure 5 years ago. That left her paralyzed from the waist down. ...
  A: Yes, and yes. Any of the objectives she can actually perform (seems like possibly all of them) and ...
Parent-Child Realtionships11/6/2008
  Q: Hate to throw another question on top of the pile, but an urgent situation came up and I don't ...
  A: This may be beyond your power to determine. You are dealing with the most volatile of human ...
Black PR?11/6/2008
  Q: "If you search YouTube for the terms "obama" and "terrorist" you will find evidence of a substantial ...
  A: No, unfortunately there's no tech for such at this time. I guess nothing's impossible but an honest ...
BALANCE11/6/2008
  Q: Is there a balance of the sum total of a persons positive and negative experience? Is there any ...
  A: "Pure creation is an idea that can be entertained, but only when there is an abundance of theta ...
Games/No-games11/4/2008
  Q: "Participation in any game is preferable to a no-game condition" - Fundamentals of thought copyright ...
  A: Ron is addressing the realities of the physical universe. He speaks of the viewpoint of the thetan ...
URGENT: Should a scientologist sign a DNR order ?10/29/2008
  Q: One of my friend's father is in the hospital, in and out of consciousness. The doctors have asked ...
  A: I can't speak for everyone. I'm a Scientologist. My spouse and I have durable powers of attorney ...
Leaving and returning10/25/2008
  Q: What happens if one leaves one mission? Can one go to a different location? Can one return to the ...
  A: I'm not aware of any hard and fast rules on this: BUT - the last time I was mission staff was 35 ...
Reach and Withdraw10/23/2008
  Q: Can a person do Reach and Withdraw all by him/herself? Or does it require another person to give the ...
  A: "Reference Guy" saw your question and my answer as below. He sends the following: "Dear Laurie, ...
Definition of logic10/22/2008
  Q: I'm just starting to read Science of Survival. On the inside of the book cover there is "The Logics ...
  A: From "What is Scientology" website: "The Logics form a gradient scale of association of facts ...
Sea Org10/20/2008
  Q: What is the difference between the policies and tech in the Church of Scientology and the Sea Org? ...
  A: No difference. Sea Org terms of service are more committed. That's about it. There are three ...
Self Analysis and Case10/14/2008
  Q: First I would like to validate you for being such a valuable terminal on the Internet. Very Well ...
  A: You pose a good question. I am not a Case Supervisor, nor am I privy to the "no interference zone" ...
scientology and life10/10/2008
  Q: ok laurie, youve been rediculously patient and nice with me, im really appreciative. here goes my ...
  A: In other words, will a physical ailment with a psychosomatic component respond to medical treatment? ...
Scientology and reality10/10/2008
  Q: For Scientologists "reality" is defined as "agreement". That is, if two people agree on something, ...
  A: Islam is not more "unpopular" than Scientology in the US because there is not a concerted black PR ...
The Aims of Scientology10/7/2008
  Q: The Aims of Scientology, as stated by Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard are: "A civilization ...
  A: Generally, sanity would be accurate appreciation and estimation, intact logic, and survival-oriented ...
mind effects body10/5/2008
  Q: you mentioned and i quote "Stress depletes various kinds of vitamins, meaning you need more intake ...
  A: You keep saying "not physical but mental." There's no such thing as a physical ailment which is not ...
heart attack ( if it was all caused by mind?)10/4/2008
  Q: Hey laurie , names warren, wondering the view scientology has on when the mind causes an actuall ...
  A: As I answered that question this morning, I'll just cut and paste that answer for you here: "In a ...
medical attention10/4/2008
  Q: new here, i was reding your posts and replies and they seem very interesting. i still dont get one ...
  A: "In a hypothetical situation where ones mind was purely the cause of someone getting a physical ...
mind effects body9/25/2008
  Q: trying to understand exactly what psychosomatic can refer too? i was reading a scientology web sight ...
  A: "Chemical imbalance" is a meaningless phrase. Stress depletes various kinds of vitamins, meaning ...
Blanketing9/16/2008
  Q: Laurie, I would look this up myself but I am on the road and don't have any materials with me. Do ...
  A: Please see my answer below, on which I wish to expand. An acquaintance I made because he sometimes ...
Sarkozy and Tom Cruise9/16/2008
  Q: do you remember our short mail contact about Sarkozy and Tom Cruise? They once met and I thought ...
  A: I don't know Sarkozy's stance on "sects." I do know France passed an anti-sect law which is against ...
Dianetics/Clear questions9/16/2008
  Q: I have a few questions. Assume that my Significant other and myself want to audit to Clear. We both ...
  A: Yes, there is a verification process. Keep written records of sessions (during the session) so ...
overt motivator sequence9/10/2008
  Q: hope you can help me with this queary. i researched about this mental mechanism and my question is , ...
  A: "is the overt motivator sequence part of the reactive mind" No, but its manifestations can result ...
scientology so called mental illnesses unprovable9/8/2008
  Q: there is one basic thing i am unable to comprehend. you mentioned in one of your replies that so ...
  A: You can't prove a mental illness because they are arbitrary classifications based on behaviors ...
Morality and Civility9/4/2008
  Q: I am doing a paper about the religious positions on Morality and Civility. I am having a hard time ...
  A: Our moral code is "The Way to Happiness." Read it here: ...
Suppression9/3/2008
  Q: how does someone get relief from suppression, and what are some danger signs to watch for? Thanks, ...
  A: I studies for several months, hours each day, to learn the answer to that question. In a thimble, ...
scientology9/2/2008
  Q: another quick question i got. thanks for the time. my question is i read it stated that psychiatry ...
  A: Every time a physical cause for a "mental" disorder is proven, it immediately moves from the field ...
scientology diagnosis9/2/2008
  Q: I have took a recnt interest in scientology and had a few questions. One particular thing i was ...
  A: The church does not practice medicine, nor employ doctors to evaluate parishoners (large churches ...
scientology pphysical effects on mind9/2/2008
  Q: youve been so nice answering my questions i feel like i should buy you a gift. Anyways my last email ...
  A: That's the general idea. It's a little trickier than that, in that we (spiritual beings) who are ...
scientology physical effects on mind9/2/2008
  Q: i feel like your a real friend. I always appreciate the quick replies and clear answers you give. I ...
  A: Both. When the nervous system is corrupted, both incoming and outgoing communication are corrupted. ...
Time9/2/2008
  Q: Can you please try to clear the Time concept up for me. I know time can be measured by distance and ...
  A: If I could truly explain time in a manner that everyone could understand, the world would beat path ...
sanity9/1/2008
  Q: In a reply to a previous question someone asked you about organic illness, you said: "Meddling with ...
  A: I generally pass when presented with a "question" which appears predicated on the presupposed ...
scientology lsd restimulation9/1/2008
  Q: i love your answers, they are very profound. My question is i know in scientology mental ills are ...
  A: You may not have thought this through completely. Restimulation is not an "either-or" question. ...
scientology organic disorders8/31/2008
  Q: you then said i quote "Drug use does, as we put it, "scramble the track." This can create such ...
  A: The Scientology concept is that the mind, while physical, is not organic. It does not reside in the ...
scientology vitamins8/27/2008
  Q: i love your answers. please help me with this queary. according to scientology all these so called ...
  A: Mental "illness" (illogical or disordered thinking) exists in the mind, and the mind is controlled ...
scientology endocrine system nervous system8/25/2008
  Q: i read that according to scientology the nervous system or brain and endocrine system according to ...
  A: The manifestation of emotion in the human body involves the release of various endocrine secretions. ...
Question about the word "board"8/24/2008
  Q: I'm having a hard time getting this word understood in context. Its on page 334 Chapter 8. It says ...
  A: Interesting. It's obviously a figure of speech, not a literal usage of "board" in any common sense. ...
scientology8/24/2008
  Q: i think your answers are clear and precise. my question is i have been told that scientologists ...
  A: I think you are confused. Dianetics refers to BODILY ills being largely psychosomatic - aches and ...
lie8/22/2008
  Q: referring to the "lies" of the MEST universe implies a "liar". It also implies some- thing ...
  A: A lie can merely be false data or false perception (such as a mirage) whether or not a "liar" or ...
duality8/21/2008
  Q: With the distinction between theta and MEST do you consider Scientology to have a dualistic ...
  A: I think that oversimplifies things a bit. Any philosophy which contains a value system will exhibit ...
Be,Do and Have8/21/2008
  Q: I got it about Be Do and Have. And I have lived my adult life with "What do I want to do with my ...
  A: It's unlikely you would have been able to clearly articulate it at that time. More likely, looking ...
scientology spiritual travail8/20/2008
  Q: i am interested in scientology and find your answers superb. i understand that what the world or ...
  A: The spirit creates the mind. Part of our "fallen" state as human beings is that we deceive ...
Why are some things so hard to do?8/14/2008
  Q: I was wondering why is it so easy to go to the movies, go shopping, go on vacation, but so so hard ...
  A: I've tried to think of a way to answer this question without going on and on, using examples, etc. ...
basics8/11/2008
  Q: In dianetics hubbard talks about preternals,but there was no mention about whole track or about ...
  A: Dianetics is still valid. GPMs (Goals Problems Masses which result from what might gently be termed ...
spiritual freedom8/5/2008
  Q: I have a question about spiritual freedom. What is your definition of spiritual freedom? I, ...
  A: Spiritual freedom is not one particular state. It is one of an infinite number possibilities of ...
Do we have the same type of souls?8/3/2008
  Q: -Do we have the same type of human souls and mind in our body? since we have the same ...
  A: On a gross level, we are able to agree that the same physical stimuli "are" what they "are." Grass ...
Be Do Have7/30/2008
  Q: I so enjoy reading your column. I have long been fascinated by Ron's concept of "Be Do Have". Can ...
  A: Well, one of the best ways to approach it, is to think of it in reverse. What do you want to "have" ...
RE: OT conflict7/30/2008
  Q: "If conflict arose in a hypothetical example that would be real to you, why?" I mean like the ...
  A: You seem to be looking for a sort of "clash of titans" scenario here, and I'm afraid I can't help ...
Hypothetical OT Conflict7/29/2008
  Q: Laurie, What would two male OT's do if they found out they both liked the same woman? Eric
  A: WHICH two male OTs? If progress in Scientology does anything, it leads to greater and greater ...
chakras7/28/2008
  Q: Hey Laurie. I wanted to ask you about the chakras. In some schools of thought, there are 7 of these ...
  A: Scientology has nothing to say about chakras, nor does it contain a similar concept. No, Dianetic ...
Dianetics7/26/2008
  Q: Laurie, is it possible to practice dianetics without being involved in the religion of CoS, or vice ...
  A: The e-meter is the e-meter. It not "part of" anything. Properly used, it improves the speed, ...
Children as scientologists7/26/2008
  Q: Is there a specific ritual scientologists have when a baby is born and the parents choose to raise ...
  A: We have a naming ceremony to orient and introduce the baby to the world, and "godparents" may be ...
Scientology7/23/2008
  Q: I have a few questions about scientology. (and my email addy was a combination of my first name + ...
  A: "start?" You have started. Congratulations. By using the material in the books to improve things ...
Mind7/18/2008
  Q: forgive my English since it's not my primary language. I read some books about Disanetics and ...
  A: When you say "disliked" I infer you mean "unlike" as in dissimilar. Thetan does create the mind. ...
Nature7/18/2008
  Q: Please help me understand MEST. Is it nature? And does nature affect us or only we affect nature? ...
  A: MEST is Matter, Energy, Space and Time. One cannot really equate it with "nature" necessarily, as ...
what is the reality?7/13/2008
  Q: I have read article from some website...and I have some issue concerning the existence of science ...
  A: Questioner: Rambo Category: Scientology Private: No MY ANSWERS ARE IN ALL CAPS, MERELY SO THAT ...
Scientology and psychiatry7/10/2008
  Q: I'd like to ask you about an apparent contradiction. From everything I've seen, I gather that the ...
  A: Hang on - looooooong answer: There is no contradiction between belief in spirit and the belief that ...
Grade 07/6/2008
  Q: Laurie, I'm about 2 intensives into Grade 0. During my last visit to my local org, I had really good ...
  A: 3 1/2 hours. Bummer. The handling is technical - Your auditor and the c/s will know what to do, ...
brief addendum to previous question7/3/2008
  Q: Lautie, An addendum to the question I just asked you, about Operating Thetans: if you don't mind ...
  A: I'm "OT V" and a "CLASS II" auditor (counselor). I'm an ordained minister. In addition, I received ...
Hubbardism7/2/2008
  Q: I have heard that scientology is a religion without a god. Is this true? If it is true, the where ...
  A: "I have heard that scientology is a religion without a god. Is this true?" No. "where did L. Ron ...
Operating Thetans7/2/2008
  Q: In the past I have written to you on a couple of occasions. I have also read some of your other ...
  A: The author of the critical essay is dishonest or mistaken - one or the other. Scientology gains are ...
OTs6/14/2008
  Q: Two questions, please: Is there OTs that make part of the North American army? Does it exist ...
  A: There is no such thing as a North American army. The United States army has few Scientologists, I'm ...
Overt and withhold.6/10/2008
  Q: I wonder that if some of the teachings or words are a substitutes or the idea taken from the bible? ...
  A: Uhhmmm, no. Both Scientology and the bible draw on ideas which are several thousand years older ...
Sleep "Paralysis"6/9/2008
  Q: First up I would like to thank you for your informative answers on this site. A great job you're ...
  A: There can be physical causes brought on by stress, bad sleep schedule and improper nutrition. I'll ...
LRH5/25/2008
  Q: Can you share the church's view on LRH's involvement with Jack Parsons and the infamous/famous ...
  A: The church has no 'view' on early acquaintances of Ron's which are not a part of Scientology or its ...
Barley Water Formula5/13/2008
  Q: what about using Brown Rice Syrup as a sweetener instead of corn syrup? My nutritionist is a ...
  A: Loose cheesecloth seems to be important. I personally don't see anything wrong with organic brown ...
Clear5/10/2008
  Q: Can you go clear using just Dianetic techniques? If so, why bother with the more expensive meter ...
  A: "Can you go clear using just Dianetic techniques?" Yes. Not guaranteed, but it's possible. "If ...
"Dianetics today"4/30/2008
  Q: Do you know why the book "Dianetics Today" is no more delivered by the church? All the best, Ray
  A: I don't. It is a compilation, rather than an original work of L. Ron Hubbard, and all of its ...
Dreaming4/29/2008
  Q: and it is How Do We Dream? Some other questions I have are how do blind people dream, what happens ...
  A: "HOW" we dream is not a subject of Scientology. "WHAT" dreams are has been discussed in ...
anxiety4/19/2008
  Q: Laurie, do you have any personal obervation of people being helped (by scientology of course) ...
  A: Yes, with a very intense overachieving (people like to say "Type A personality") family member. ...
Not regretting yesterday4/18/2008
  Q: Your signature ends with this quote: "Never regret yesterday. Life is in you today, and you make ...
  A: It's a matter of personal awareness and being in charge of one's own mental processes. Some people ...
The Afterlife4/18/2008
  Q: I'm doing an assignement at school concerning the afterlife and the views of various denominations. ...
  A: In a very real sense, we do not see "life" and "afterlife." There is just life. One lives, one ...
Phone auditing4/13/2008
  Q: I read an article in a Danish Scientology mag about a field auditor who audited a lot on the phone. ...
  A: As a general rule, with ANYTHING other than creative processing, it doesn't seem wise to me. Even ...
Helping a friend in need4/8/2008
  Q: I have a friend in a predicament. I was wondering about the dynamics of what is happening here from ...
  A: Without meeting in person, this is a question I cannot answer. The reasons are twofold. First: ...
L. Ron Hubbard & Scientology3/30/2008
  Q: What happened to scientology.org? Why are all traces of LRH missing from the homepage and replaced ...
  A: Scientology.org has been turned into an introductory video channel. The emphasis is not COB, but ...
WORRIED ABOUT PSYCHIATRIC DISCRIMINATION - SupplementINATION3/29/2008
  Q: but in truth i am worried that should i wish to procceed further that i would not be accepted into ...
  A: No one is prohibited from being a Scientologist by reason of psychiatric history. An "illegal PC" ...
dreams and dreaming3/26/2008
  Q: two questions: what is the scientology view/data on dreams. What significance is there, ...
  A: In 1951, Ron defined dreams per Dianetic Axiom 172 as "...the imaginative reconstruction of areas ...
Reactive mind3/26/2008
  Q: Laurie, Two quick engram related questions. First, I'm aware that an engram is strengthened based ...
  A: "...in the process of dramatization, can one receive new engrams? Can the reactive mind record and ...
scientology3/17/2008
  Q: I wrote to you before I didn't get an answer I wondered why the freezone and scientology don't team ...
  A: Here is the answer I sent you day before yesterday: Ron entrusted his technology and his authority ...
freezone3/15/2008
  Q: Who has the correct bridge the freezone or scientology,and if they are both correct, why don't they ...
  A: Ron entrusted his technology and his authority to the Church. He did so unambiguously and in ...
Why?3/13/2008
  Q: What were LRH's reasons for running Scientology under a buisness model? If he released the info as ...
  A: Offering his findings to psychiatry, psychology and the government was the FIRST thing he did. In ...
Arnie Lerma3/13/2008
  Q: What's this guy's deal? Every time I see Scientology mentioned on forums people post stuff by him. ...
  A: I only know what I read. I've read: He had some minor association with Scientology in the distant ...
Masturbation3/8/2008
  Q: Is masturbation out-ethics? In a previous answer you replied about the possibility of pulling in old ...
  A: All obsessive behavior has the potential for impeding case progress. Obsessive anything. Sex, ...
Funeral rituals and after-life beliefs3/2/2008
  Q: I am currently writing a presentation for my Sociology degree and was wondering whether you would be ...
  A: Meggie: Sorry for the delay. I was out of town. Scientology has a number of different funeral ...
What Keeps You Going?2/27/2008
  Q: When there's stories in the press and the 'net that say false things about your beliefs, or when ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. I was out of town. Scientology keeps me going in Scientology. People's ...
Hollow Spots2/25/2008
  Q: I've been listening to the History of man lectures and specifically disk 7. Its talks about "hollow ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. I was out of town. Your analogy of a pebble causing ripples is apt. As an ...
What is Anonynous?2/19/2008
  Q: I saw on the news about some group called "Anonynous" attacking Scientology. Do you know who they ...
  A: Update: My daughter received an email from these persons identifying themselves as "anonymous" and ...
Scientology "experts"1/28/2008
  Q: I see there are other "experts" here. What about the guy "Patrick Lemaire"? Is he a Scientologist? ...
  A: "'Patrick Lemaire'? Is he a Scientologist?" Apparently not any more. Zimmer is also a former ...
Concerning Dianetics MSMH1/26/2008
  Q: I am not a Scientologist but am interested in the subject of Dianetics. I am concerned about some ...
  A: "Dianetics 55!" and "New Era Dianetics" are the two other main reference works on the subject. The ...
insecurity in 2D relationships1/24/2008
  Q: Ive been reading your answers and you are really helpful. Im wondering whats going on when I have ...
  A: "My anxiety level gets so great, waiting for this call..." Anxiety is in the fear band. Fear is ...
sex for pleasure vs. procreation1/24/2008
  Q: what is scientology's take on sex. is it to be had only for the purpose of procreation or is it also ...
  A: The latter. But not just ANY relationship, and not frivolously. In a committed relationship - ...
Divorce1/24/2008
  Q: I have asked you a question before, and am now working with an OT VII at my local org (thank-you) ...
  A: Ouch. If I had the two of you in my office when this was my job, it would have taken me hours of ...
The Recent Tom Bashing1/22/2008
  Q: There's been an "unathourized biography" (whatever the heck that means) about Tom Cruise released ...
  A: Yes. The PURPOSE of the "unauthorized biography" appears to be to attack Scientology, no more, no ...
recipe (barley formula)1/20/2008
  Q: Just needed recipe per L.R.H. I don't see it listed and dont trust xenus.com version, I would ...
  A: Yvette, I don't have a copy of the correct formula. Can you get a current and accurate copy of the ...
disabilities1/17/2008
  Q: Iím interested in learning more about Scientology. Before I do Iím interested in what you can tell ...
  A: If you read our creed, you can take from it that people are people and disabilities in the body do ...
Prenatals and birth1/14/2008
  Q: Laurie, Thanks for your help with my previous answers! I've been listening to the The Unification ...
  A: "...why is it they we no longer run prenatals and birth in general..." We do. If the case presents ...
Plus and Minus Tones1/4/2008
  Q: Hey Laurie, I was looking in the Tech Dictionary for the dfinition of Plus and Minus Tone Scale. ...
  A: Sorry for the delay. I don't appear to have received the original email notifying me of this ...
Dreams12/11/2007
  Q: If the reactive mind is in the unconscious and if dreams represent the things in the unconscious is ...
  A: K: This question is an excellent example of why one would not "mix practices" if one wants to ...
Data on SSRIs12/5/2007
  Q: I was referred to an Q and A response of yours: ...
  A: I got it in dozens, if not hundreds of places. Here is a resource which lays out some of the data ...
Politics12/3/2007
  Q: In your last response I saw that you're into politics. Seems a lot of Scientologists are supporting ...
  A: I agree with a good deal of what Ron Paul says regarding reducing the role of government to its ...
ethics12/2/2007
  Q: i always tried to apply conditions on my 1D but i always get stuck treason or enemy. I have cleared ...
  A: It occurs to me that the first thing you need to grasp better is the definition of First Dyamic. ...
Scientology Family Gatherings - addendum11/30/2007
  Q: You have a lot of family members who are Scientologists. In this holiday season I was wondering: - ...
  A: "- What are your family gatherings like?" Like a family gathering. We chat, eat, tell jokes, tell ...
R2-36 Self Determinism11/26/2007
  Q: Laurie, Thanks for the help on resolving problems... I was looking at R3-36 in Creation of Human ...
  A: Ron references an ideal, rather than ordinary, level of personal ability - the literal and ...
Resolving Problems11/24/2007
  Q: Hey Laurie, I'm working on the New Advanced Procedures and Axioms Extension course and having a ...
  A: Really, no - because then I'd be substituting my understanding for yours, and you wouldn't learn ...
Working time in auditing11/21/2007
  Q: In Dianetics near the end of the book L. Ron Hubbard talks about working time in auditing, and I ...
  A: In the "Working Time" section, Ron is talking about a scenerio one will only see if running Book-1 ...
No Regrets10/31/2007
  Q: You've been in Scientology a long time. I was going to ask you if you had any regrets, but then I ...
  A: As I was mentioning to someone else recently, the Scientology Code of Honor is key. Live it, eat ...
Scientology Parenting10/27/2007
  Q: I noticed a tabloid headline about the supposed "secret rules" of Scientology parenting. While bad ...
  A: ARC (Affinity, Reality and Communication) and KRC (Knowledge, Responsibility and Control). The ...
barley formula - water turning pink10/16/2007
  Q: I have been reading some of your data on the barley formula. I have been feeding it to my son for 6 ...
  A: I'm still a little baffled why this, among all subject would the far and away the most popular ...
Life Continuum10/8/2007
  Q: I would like to understand this. My questions are: exactly what is it, what does it mean and what ...
  A: Lynn: This is covered in a lecture which was barely released and I have not listened to yet, and in ...
Happiness Definition10/4/2007
  Q: What does "not unknown" mean in the Scientology Happiness Definition? happiness: the overcoming of ...
  A: The phrase, and the words in the phrase, have their ordinary English meanings. One might ask, I ...
Purification Rundown9/28/2007
  Q: How does the Purification Rundown work? How long is the process? How do you know when you have ...
  A: The purif works by mobilizing toxins so that they can be eliminated through sweat, the liver, and ...
The Pilot's Self Clearing Book9/12/2007
  Q: Hey Laurie, I live hours away from a Church of Scientology and was looking for alternatives...a ...
  A: Self-auditing doesn't work for anyone. That's why we don't do it. There are a limited range of ...
RTC's reaction to New Release Basics9/7/2007
  Q: I saw your answer that you gave regarding the changes to the Basics books in the new release, and it ...
  A: "Previous verification?" I don't believe there was one. If someone SAID in the 90's that the ...
Back on lines9/6/2007
  Q: I feel off lines 2 years ago while going through a divorce. I was declared in January of this year ...
  A: Declared what? There are no OT8 docs on the net - only a (completely made-up) forgery. It's stupid ...
The Mind9/3/2007
  Q: I have a question regarding the effects of drugs. If the Mind is not physical how is it that a ...
  A: The brain and nervous system mediate between the person and the body/physical universe. Those of us ...
Ethics9/3/2007
  Q: I have looked into Scientology for quite some time....bought books, been to missions. I have yet to ...
  A: "...can I 'go to ethics' with wanting to make things right even though I don't know yet if I want to ...
medicine and psychiatry9/2/2007
  Q: Can you help me answer these questions: 1. Do Scientologists use medicine or see medical doctors? ...
  A: 1. Do Scientologists use medicine or see medical doctors? Yes. Absolutely. 2. What is the ...
Tom, Brooke, Matt and Psychiatry8/29/2007
  Q: It's been two years and I still can't figure it out. Can you tell me your take on what happened in ...
  A: 1) Brooke Shields published a book containing details of her battle with "post-partum depression" ...
Internet8/28/2007
  Q: I used to think I was the only science geek who studied Scientology (I later found more). But why do ...
  A: It is cultivated. And the net is a medium ripe for cultivation. Ease of access and difficulties ...
Concentration8/22/2007
  Q: I have a difficult time concentrating and am having a hard time reading the books. I even tried a ...
  A: You're describing the symptoms of misunderstood words - in the extreme. Further, there may be some ...
the story of Audie Murphy8/19/2007
  Q: I saw your wrote something refering to the story of Audie Murphy and past lives verification. I ...
  A: There is something wrong with the AllExperts system, in that it is no longer posting my updates. If ...
scientology8/19/2007
  Q: Why is an IRS agent- mead emory running the scientology church as a special director of Church of ...
  A: He's not. The three lawyers who were initially installed as directors of CST were lawyers in a law ...
random8/15/2007
  Q: You've been very honest and thorough in your replies and I really admire that about you. I was ...
  A: "I really like everything Scientology teaches and I've got to admit that the few courses that I've ...
Brain8/13/2007
  Q: You wrote that "The brain is a switchboard". My thinking is that the brain is more than that. Don't ...
  A: I think the brain is used as part of the process of mediating all communications between the being ...
Exteriorization8/11/2007
  Q: I really liked you answer to the question about exteriorization. This question from the site: So ...
  A: "So you can pretty much perceive from theta from any point in the body right? Please clarify this." ...
how to be exterior8/8/2007
  Q: Which books or lectures contain the information, "how to be exterior"? Can you give me some ...
  A: Raven: I had ansewered this and then sent you the "duplicate answer" response when I saw the same ...
how to be exterior8/8/2007
  Q: Which books or lecture series contain the information, "how to be exterior"? Can you possibly send ...
  A: We do not seek or practice exteriorization in and of itself as a stand-alone activity. There is no ...
Purification Rundown and Liver Damage8/6/2007
  Q: Hell-o! I am curious to know if there are any benefits to be obtained by doing a Purification ...
  A: If you have a cirrhotic liver, consult a physician (a prerequisite in any event) before thinking ...
random8/5/2007
  Q: Laurie...do you know of any practical excercise one can do to prove engrams exist? I mean...is there ...
  A: Re: engrams - get some Dianetic auditing - for instance a free introductory Book 1 Dianetic ...
death8/5/2007
  Q: Hey Laurie...what happens to use when we die? If we're not in control of ourselves spiritually...do ...
  A: "If we're not in control of ourselves spiritually...do we just get reborn anywhere?" Possibly. ...
freemasonry8/4/2007
  Q: Laurie I was wondering wether you know anything about Freemasonry being related to Scientology. I've ...
  A: I understand Ron did study a number of secret societies and read some of Aleister Crowley's output. ...
new language8/4/2007
  Q: Hey Laurie. Its me, jc, again. You're replies to previous questions have been very informative. I've ...
  A: "I've read almost all the posts which you've replied to and it seems you really know your stuff!" I ...
meditation8/1/2007
  Q: I'd like to ask you about meditation. I've heard that people tell me that Scientology is like ...
  A: Meditation is a valid spiritual path, but not really like anything in Scientology. Meditation ...
Masturbation7/30/2007
  Q: In Scientology, is masturbation really an activity that is dangerous? I read the book "The 2nd ...
  A: In and of itself, no. Like Ron says, "It couldn't drive anyone crazy." The only liability he ...
exteriorization7/30/2007
  Q: Hey Laurie. I've read many of your answers to questions and they seem very honest and informed. I ...
  A: Here's my opinion: An exterior being is not experiencing through physical perception. Physical ...
dianetics7/30/2007
  Q: I have heard recently that there has been some things "left out" in the printing of dianetics from ...
  A: In view of your comments accompanying the rating, I wanted to be sure you understood what I meant by ...
headaches7/29/2007
  Q: I get recurring migraines and my prescription barely lessens the pain while giving me more illness ...
  A: Nerve Assists and the Body Communication Process may help. They are online in the Scientology ...
Event and New Release7/27/2007
  Q: Laurie, I haven't attended a Scientology event in years. I was sorely tempted to go to the one with ...
  A: Ken: (and lest this seem redundant in view of my answer to your question of yesterday, this is you ...
New Books7/26/2007
  Q: I've read several criticisms of the new books, such as, How is it possible Ron didn't read his own ...
  A: I am confident from the materials presented at the event that the new books are the real deal. ...
Harry Potter and people who take happiness in spoiling things for others7/15/2007
  Q: I don't know if you've heard of the Harry Potter books. They're a really big deal, and with each ...
  A: While a small evil impulse, it's nonethless an evil impulse. Taking delight in harm or upset to ...
ETHICS7/9/2007
  Q: s. bomber raids on japan and one of the bomber crew was talking about the experience and mentioned ...
  A: Actually, I've not counseled or audited anyone on the subject matter of killing in war. In general, ...
Origins of Theta - followup7/3/2007
  Q: You've said in your answers a few times that thetans originated when the "Author of the Universe" ...
  A: Correction: I see that my followup to my answer on this question was not published, leading me to ...
Is saying always truth about my self can release or weaken engrams?7/2/2007
  Q: After learning about scientology I found that since I cannot use a service of an auditor or a use ...
  A: Honesty and communication will raise tone. However, try to be aware of others' comfort and ...
2nd dynamic abberation7/1/2007
  Q: ? Also can you tell me about the onset of puberty/adolescence being major key-in incidents/areas. Is ...
  A: I'm not sure one can say genetic, so much as biological. Genes may dictate one thing, and hormonal ...
Ethics and sexuality6/27/2007
  Q: I found this on a Tom Cruise fam forum regarding Scientology: "Before you do your OT Levels you ...
  A: I had no such questions going on to my OT levels. There is an eligibility check one does. It's ...
Scientology6/26/2007
  Q: I would like to ask you if you ever had to face extreme opponents of this religion,if yes what kind ...
  A: Yes I have. One never knows for sure what the true motives and objections of opponents are, because ...
Why ...6/24/2007
  Q: Why are you involved with Scientology? What was it that attracted you to this entity?
  A: If you read my profile, you know my parents were Scientologists before I was born. I became ...
LRH quote6/17/2007
  Q: I recall reading in a past Q&A of yours, you writing something along the lines that a person cannot ...
  A: If it were a quote, it would be out of context. It's not a quote, but an amalgam of separate text ...
Scientology6/16/2007
  Q: At what point in a person's processing in Scientology are they above the sensations in the body?
  A: There is no such "point." Each case is different. So long as a being associates with a body, its ...
IQ and OCA tests - followup6/12/2007
  Q: Do you know what type of IQ test the church uses? Is it a test that they made up, or is it an ...
  A: On reading my answer below, another church member writes me: "As an additional example on comparing ...
Beauty/Admiration6/10/2007
  Q: It is written that these 2 are of most concern to and most valuable to a thetan. I have experienced ...
  A: Dave: Could have sworn I answered this question. However, I fell out of touch with AllExperts for ...
scientology6/7/2007
  Q: you say that you are, as a human being, able to solve your own problems and come to a higher place ...
  A: I respect your view. I think you err if you believe that I say I, as a human being, am able to ...
number of members6/7/2007
  Q: We do discuss member numbers with eachother. And if someone is interested in getting more rain, ...
  A: I see your experience has been different from mine. While it's true many of the events are all ...
suppression5/24/2007
  Q: I trust (and wouldn't expect anything otherwise), that you are well. I have a couple of questions ...
  A: Sorry for the extreme delay in answering this. The system marked it "answered" on June 4 so it fell ...
beauty and admiration - followup5/24/2007
  Q: I would like to know from you if going up the bridge as pc/student you have become more and more ...
  A: I had been unable to find this question, as the system labeled it "answered" on June 4. But I dug ...
Scientology membership5/23/2007
  Q: In 1992, Church of Scientology spokespersons were claiming 8 million members, while noting that ...
  A: I don't have any access to church membership rolls, nor any way to compare public statements to ...
perfume5/22/2007
  Q: I want to ask you if you have any personal experience data on perfume through your upper level ...
  A: I suspect that was something particular to his case. The human body does, of course, have certain ...
BBC documentary5/20/2007
  Q: The Church of Scientology has a difficult situation with the press wherein if they ignore a reporter ...
  A: I think the majority of the mainstream press is biased and sensation-driven, often using the cover ...
Last question5/14/2007
  Q: I don't understand what you were saying in your last question. I talked to some Sea Org ...
  A: Points: 1) I am not a representative of Scientology, and I have no post with the church. I am ...
Past lives and world population5/13/2007
  Q: You've probably been asked this before, sorry if you have... Assuming everyone is a spiritual being ...
  A: I don't know where they came from. I didn't even see which door they came in. :) Seriously, this ...
Scientology's view on the mind and the nervous system5/10/2007
  Q: Is it true that Scientology does not believe the nervous system is responsible for thinking? If so, ...
  A: The Scientology layout of the Thetan/Mind/Body relationship is that the Thetan has a mind composed ...
Implants and overts5/1/2007
  Q: I have heard Rons lectures "State of Man" where he concludes that everything that happens to a ...
  A: I don't engage in disucssions of OT stuff, obviously. However, your question has meaning quite ...
Clear/OT postulates4/29/2007
  Q: After reading the last few question and answers, it made me wonder about postulates and what ...
  A: Being cause does not include being cause over other people, as other people are theta, not MEST. ...
L. RON HUBBARD4/29/2007
  Q: I wanted to know why the Church said that L. Ron Hubbard when he died went onto do "higher level ...
  A: Sounds to me as though, if his body had had a stroke, it "was a problem." Bodies give out. They ...
Being Pre-OT or OT4/29/2007
  Q: Do you feel that at this point in time that you could heal people's bodies, etc, with your ...
  A: Intentions do not contain energy. They are theta, and energy is MEST. In "The Four Freedoms of ...
3 questions follow-up4/17/2007
  Q: In Dianetics it talks about a girl finding out someone has died being in shock for a week, and so ...
  A: I looked up the passage of which you speak, and realized that in Dianetics, The Modern Science of ...
3 questions!4/17/2007
  Q: Three questions that mean a lot to me. 1. Does the length of the engram affect the length of time ...
  A: These technical questions should be answered by studying Ron's materials rather than asking me, as I ...
OT4/15/2007
  Q: Also are you aware of your bodies anchor points and if so are you able to adjust them in order to ...
  A: I am exterior most of the time. I find that my awareness as a being is not the same as the physical ...
Abraham-Hicks "The Secret"4/10/2007
  Q: Do you know anything about the teaching of Abraham-Hicks, or have you seen the documentary 'the ...
  A: I'm unable to find anything which relates Taylor-Hicks to Scientology. I have not seen "The ...
Operating Conditions and how I'm doing in life4/8/2007
  Q: I have been studying the Conditions of Life. These are quite amazing, especially when I learned ...
  A: evajean: One would not be in confusion "as to" a decision between paths or items. In such a case, ...
previous comm. - FOLLOWUP4/4/2007
  Q: Did you recieve them ? Have not got a reply for some days now which is not usual. Dave ANSWER: Using ...
  A: "...i agree that 'making it go right' or 'knock out counter intention' and other such phrases are ...
Declarations and servicing3/23/2007
  Q: Can you therefore give me your view/policy judgement on whether or not a person who is declared type ...
  A: I think policy on "sources of trouble," (such as "Type B") is pretty firm. They may not be serviced ...
origin of scientology3/21/2007
  Q: . i have a major HSC assessment in which i have chosen to do on scientology it is 100% interest ...
  A: Jessica: L. Ron Hubbard originated Scientology from his studies. The church was first incorporated ...
PTS question3/16/2007
  Q: In the Cause of Suppression handbook it says: "That all illness in greater or lesser degree and all ...
  A: The answer is yes. Keeping in mind that absolutes are unobtainable and therefore it is impossible ...
pc=20;2/26/2007
  Q: I am writing a paper on scientology and i cant seem to find any information on sacred and profane. ...
  A: "Sacred" and "profane" require dogmatic, not to say magical definitions of good and evil. You will ...
Damage from drugs2/21/2007
  Q: If a heavy drug addict (say, marijuana, pills) undergoes the Purification Rundown, gets all the ...
  A: Not being a doctor, and having no access to the person's medical records, even assuming neurological ...
altered procedures2/18/2007
  Q: You may recall that last November we had a couple of exchanges concerned with pursuing other ...
  A: Yes, David, I recall. Your understanding of "squirrelled" methods is absolutely correct. The ...
Questions2/17/2007
  Q: I love reading your answers to quetsions. I really get (most of) everything that you say so I had a ...
  A: Scientology writings and lectures don't specifically address most of these questions, so I can only ...
Scientology and the educated2/17/2007
  Q: I've found quite often that the higher the level of education a non-Scientologist has, the less ...
  A: The LRH materials I have read have it that about 2.5% of society are suppressives, and 20% are under ...
Aliester Crowley2/13/2007
  Q: Do you know anything about LRH's relationship with Aliester Crowley and his supposed dabbling in ...
  A: Ron apparenlty knew Aleister Crowley, at least in passing, for a brief while before WW II. Crowley ...
Scientology2/11/2007
  Q: I have read many of your answers to some pretty touchy and difficult questions and I would like you ...
  A: "If I ever progress to the upper levels of Scientology, I hope I will end up with the breadth of ...
Endorsment of Dianetics/Scientology2/11/2007
  Q: Do you know of any psychologists who have endorsed the use of Dianetics or Scientology? Thanks.
  A: Jay: Not as such. That would be a bit far afield for a psychologist - endorsing a religion. I ...
Purification Rundown1/29/2007
  Q: I thought I heard somewhere that for the Purification Rundown, the sauna works, and the steam room ...
  A: The more humid it is, the more you sweat. However, you can safely reach higher temperatures in dry ...
Landmark Forum1/18/2007
  Q: What does Scientology think about Landmark Forum?
  A: We view it as a profit-generating machine using some ideas stolen from Scientology and corrupted, ...
durkheim and scientology1/13/2007
  Q: emilie durkheim focused a lot of he's theories around religion. i was curious, since scientology is ...
  A: I don't believe Durkheim would have agreed with much of Scientology. We seek ultimate truth - he ...
Sacred1/8/2007
  Q: I was wondering what scientologists hold sacred, and what exactly make this religion that different ...
  A: Things which are sacred are generally taken as objects of worship. Scientology is more like eastern ...
Organic Mental Alterations1/3/2007
  Q: I'm very curious about 'organic mental alterations'. They're mentioned briefly in Dianetics on I ...
  A: The phrase, based on the definitions of the words therein, merely seems to refer to physical changes ...
regarding the last question1/3/2007
  Q: After reading the last question and answer, I'm curious. Before getting into Scientology, I read on ...
  A: I consider it unlikely that it will affect anything much at all, now or in the future. What your ...
Leaving Freezone Question12/30/2006
  Q: I have been out of Scientology for a while and am giving it a second look. I discovered that I ...
  A: I have delayed answering your question longer than usual, because I wanted to reflect on it some. ...
ethics check12/27/2006
  Q: At what point on the bridge does one take an ethics check, and does everyone?
  A: "Ethics check" is a seldom-used term in Scientology, with no written definition in wide circulation ...
Brandy Norwood12/24/2006
  Q: Do you have any information about the singer and actress Brandy's involvement with Scientology? She ...
  A: Sorry - I have no information about Brandy. I had not heard her name until you mentioned it, and I ...
wins vs. gains12/22/2006
  Q: what is the difference between a "win" and a "gain"?
  A: I have not seem them differentially defined. In the common usage with Scientology which I am used ...
painkillers/purif12/22/2006
  Q: Do drugs like asprin, Paxil, Zoloft, etc. leave traces in your body that need to be run out with ...
  A: To the degree that ANY drug or toxin or its metabolites or byproducts are either fat soluble or can ...
Did LRH ever say anything about existentialism?12/21/2006
  Q: Do you know what LRH's position on existentialism was? In case you don't know, that's basically the ...
  A: I do not recall Ron making any specific remarks about Existentialism. His entire philosophy, ...
Purification Rundown12/21/2006
  Q: I've heard a lot of criticism about the length of time spent in the sauna during the Purification ...
  A: The target amount of time for sauna is about 4 1/2 hours PER DAY - not *at a time.* One goes in for ...
inbetween lives12/20/2006
  Q: First off, I read the new batch of questions and answers that went up today and I was impressed. ...
  A: I think it's a mistake to try to quantify or qualify theta perception in physical terms. Certainly, ...
Scientology numbers12/19/2006
  Q: I've read somewhere that scientology is the fastest growing religion in the world. Is this still ...
  A: I believe that is still true, and is likely to be for some time to come, if for no other reason than ...
Why does the Church consider squirrels to be enemies and suppressive people?12/19/2006
  Q: Why are squirrels considered to be enemies and suppressive people that need to be disconnected from? ...
  A: There is no disconnection policy. Anyone demanding that someone disconnect is not following church ...
Thetans12/18/2006
  Q: I've got a few questions regarding the thetan you might be able to help me with. 1. Are animals ...
  A: 1. All life is theta. Thetans exist at every level of awareness and causativeness from OT to ...
A History of Man12/17/2006
  Q: How does a thetan have engrams on the whole track from instances that occurred on the GE line? ...
  A: I don't have my "A History of Man" handy, which is kind of irritating, because I'd like to refer you ...
What Happens When You Die12/17/2006
  Q: I'm very curious as to what happens when a being drops his/her body. Is there any data regarding ...
  A: Really, I have nothing to go on to answer this question, but anecdote and personal experience - and ...
infrared saunas12/16/2006
  Q: What is Scientology's position on infrared saunas? Are they safe?
  A: Scientology has no position on infrared saunas of which I am aware. When the purification rundown ...
Are policies and the tech ever modified or changed by RTC?12/14/2006
  Q: I apologize for the long e-mail with the numerous questions. Okay, I'll start with one question. ...
  A: Rory: Your question gave me pause. I think the church will always progress, but always, hopefully, ...
sec checks12/14/2006
  Q: I've heard a little bit about sec checks and ethics. For somebody who would be going up the bridge ...
  A: Eligibility sec checks are for anyone who is at the point of going on to advanced levels. Other ...
LRH views on charity12/14/2006
  Q: Did LRH ever write about charity? If so, what did he say? Did he encourage charity? Why? If not, ...
  A: Ron wrote that every Scientology church was to have a "Free Scientology Centre" to deliver ...
History of Man12/14/2006
  Q: LRH's premises of cellular evolution of are Trillions of years track includes Piltdown Man. Since ...
  A: Ron, not an achaeologist was merely using what was commonly put forth about the archeological record ...
2nd Dynamic12/13/2006
  Q: I've found on the web some discussion that Scientology had a traditional definition of its "Second ...
  A: "I've found on the web some discussion that Scientology had a traditional definition of its 'Second ...
another chart question12/11/2006
  Q: Hey, I have a second question about the Grades Chart. It says "those who do not go clear on NED". ...
  A: Originally, the "End Phenomenon" or "Abilities Attained" for Dianetics was "A well and happy ...
the chart12/11/2006
  Q: I was looking at the Grades Chart and on the processing side, has anybody started higher up, or ...
  A: If you are a human being in a body in the physical universe on this planet, you have things to ...
purification rundown cost12/11/2006
  Q: i was wondering why the purification rundown costs around $1500, if it basically consists of cheap ...
  A: Hm - Well, I'm not aware of any "cheap" vitamins. Olive oil or whatever is another matter, I ...
Scientology's take on Victor Frankl12/10/2006
  Q: Laurie- First I want to thank you for coming on the Net on your own time and having the courage to ...
  A: I have not studied Frankl. I became aware of him after getting well on in Scientology, and found ...
term for effect of drugs12/6/2006
  Q: what is it called when someone has done drugs and been altered from them? It is not an engram, ...
  A: Drugs affect both the body and the mind. I have not heard of a specific single "term" for the ...
exteriorization12/6/2006
  Q: I'm reading some things that say a goal is to be able to exteriorize. It makes it sound like one ...
  A: The ability to be or not be exterior and operate freely in either state would be an OT ...
supressed11/30/2006
  Q: Is there a certain kind of person that is more likely to be supressed by a SP? If you've been ...
  A: (spell-corrected) I don't think you can quantify the likelihood that one person versus another ...
basic-basic11/28/2006
  Q: Ok, I reask my question but let's say there isn't tons of heavy content,maybe you're closer to it. ...
  A: I'm not aware of any drawbacks. Understand, I know what it was like for me to go Clear, and what ...
psychiatry and psychology follow up11/28/2006
  Q: I just read your response to the question regarding psychiatry and psychology and I found it ...
  A: Do the Volunteer Minister's Course. In there are some strong solutions for some very messed-up ...
What does Scientology do instead?11/28/2006
  Q: You've very well outlined what you feel are the problems with psychiatry and I agree with you that ...
  A: We advocate and do counseling based on the relationship between the person as a spiritual being, ...
jealousy11/28/2006
  Q: where do jealousy and envy lie on the tone scale and are they traits within clears or in ...
  A: They are not on the emotional tone scale as they are not a "level" of emotion. They are in fact ...
psychiatry and psychology11/27/2006
  Q: With interest I've read some of your descriptions of psychological and psychiatric treatment, ...
  A: Oh. dear. Well, you seem sincere, so I'm not going to ignore you, but I really wish you had broken ...
all about auditing11/26/2006
  Q: I was curious about "auditing". Is it hard or draining to do? I find the idea of returning to ...
  A: I was curious about "auditing". "Is it hard or draining to do?" No. "I find the idea of ...
theatan location when operating body11/26/2006
  Q: It is said the ideal state is for the theatan to be outside the body operating it. Is there any ...
  A: Whether you realize it or not, that's actually a "trick" question. Ron used to (half-jokingly, I ...
Bare Faced Messiah11/24/2006
  Q: What are your thoughts on this 'biography'? Thamks.
  A: Well, lessee.... Cites events which never occured, mis-quotes persons and documents, omits ...
restimulations11/24/2006
  Q: Are there any ways to turn off a restimulation? Or any tips? How long does it usually take for a ...
  A: Ron says most restimulations caused by a single event will "destimulate" or turn off by themselves ...
Introverts/Extroverts11/24/2006
  Q: What about if you re 40.00 on the Tone Scale,complete serenity? That could look a lot like being an ...
  A: Introversion and extroversion are functions of attention. With the former, attention is turned ...
scientology11/23/2006
  Q: if scientology is not a faith or belief, why do they a have a church and why is it a religion? how ...
  A: Scientology does not touch upon or relate to Christian belief. We do not intrude on biblical ...
marijuana11/21/2006
  Q: How hard it is to reverse the effects of it? Thank you for previous response.How bad do you think it ...
  A: That depends on a great number of factors. How frequently and how heavily used would be the first ...
scientology wedding11/19/2006
  Q: I was wondering what a Scientology was all about. I read some of it on the internet and it made it ...
  A: I must apologize for not reviewing this answer thoroughly enough and spell-checking it before ...
Re: Not allowed auditing11/19/2006
  Q: I get it. I do understand. I just don't agree that someone who has been on pysch drugs or in pysch ...
  A: I agree, but how do we know they know it is destructive and false? Because they study psychiatry ...
barley formula11/17/2006
  Q: I have a question and a comment. On the Scientology Handbook, edition of 1994, LRH says to do the ...
  A: There was once a version of the barley formula published which state "pearled" barley. This was in ...
Do you have any idea what you're talking about11/17/2006
  Q: Many of the questions you field regarding Scientology have to do with nutrition, niacin, radiation, ...
  A: I happen to have been the lay medical researcher for a company I worked for 16 1/2 years. So I will ...
Why the deception11/17/2006
  Q: Laurie - In your many answers as an expert, you try to use science and research to support your ...
  A: Your characterization of my answers as "deception" is mean-spirited and extremely impolite. In many ...
Justice11/17/2006
  Q: I know the "did to me" attitude is wrong, but, is there any way to justify if someone, say a parent ...
  A: Carrie: If someone is doing harm to others and you can warn those others away without causing even ...
what is going to happen11/17/2006
  Q: I was just wondering if you had any information to help me out. If we've been living for millions ...
  A: Lauren: I'm no judge of the future. Afraid all I can do is bounce your ideas around a bit, and ...
Not allowed auditing?11/16/2006
  Q: Why is it that if you have been on Zoloft or Paxil you are not allowed to audit? I was on Paxil for ...
  A: One is not eligible for auditing after being under the care of a psych on psych drugs for any length ...
Ecstasy/MDMA11/15/2006
  Q: I'm very worried because two and a half years ago I took an ecstasy tablet and after that, ...
  A: In Scientology/Dianetics terms, drugs do not "cause" engrams. They can cause existing engrams to ...
Radiation11/15/2006
  Q: I am so happy you're here to answer questions. I have one that would make me feel a lot better when ...
  A: John: We are dealing strictly in the realm of theory here, so you may safely assume none of this ...
pictures and concepts11/14/2006
  Q: Are you aware of any data to do with the idea that ones inability to form concepts could or would ...
  A: Dave: There are a number of things which might be addressed with some success in this regard - ...
Affording Scientology11/12/2006
  Q: I'm interested in becoming a Scientologist. I must know this before I can begin. I'm a ESRD patient ...
  A: Every Church is supposed to have a "Free Scientology Centre" where services are delivered (usually ...
Disabled People11/5/2006
  Q: My mom and I were at the annual IAS event on Friday, what a fantastic event that was! Afterwards my ...
  A: In order to obtain benefit from what Scientology has to offer, a person would have to be physically, ...
re prayer11/4/2006
  Q: Laurie, Thanks for your reply. If Scientology chooses not to use prayer [except for the one you ...
  A: Well, David, I find that we are of like mind. I agree with you 100% in re your description of ...
Thank you11/3/2006
  Q: Laurie, thanks for your replies to my questions about different religious practices and Scientology. ...
  A: Interesting question. As Scientology is not about formulaic WORSHIP of anything, but instead is ...
followup re religious practices11/3/2006
  Q: about practicing another religion while one is a Scientologist. If I may follow up on that: If I ...
  A: Prayer is not an activity which a Director of Processing or Director of Training would prohibit. ...
religious practices11/2/2006
  Q: I'm reading the book "What is Scientology," published by the Church of Scientology, and I have a ...
  A: David: Pretty easy, really. WHILE being audited, which is not a full-time Scientology activity, do ...
Donations10/26/2006
  Q: I really want to be an OT, like you are, however I just have a few quick questions for you as I have ...
  A: I'm not up on current donation amounts, but last I heard, they seemed quite reasonable to me. I ...
simple question10/24/2006
  Q: what are the main beliefs of where scientologist member originated from? is it something to do with ...
  A: Scientology contains principles, postulates and assertions, but no belief. What is true for an ...
"rebirth"10/21/2006
  Q: if there is one, on "picking up a new body" Does one pick up a new body in the vicinity where one ...
  A: From where I sit, it seems much more would depend on the individual being than on the environment. ...
validation10/17/2006
  Q: I expect this question arrives at your email and you choose whether to respond to it or not. My ...
  A: Terry: I appreciate the vote of confidence. I appreciate even more that you are willing to brave ...
Scientology relationships10/3/2006
  Q: I have two more if you can help me out. Thanks. 1. Is it possible for a scientologist to have a ...
  A: Jay: 1. Relationship with psychologist - is it POSSIBLE? I guess anything is possible. It ...
Scientology and mental illness9/28/2006
  Q: I stumbled onto this site and find your answers very informative. I was just wondering what a ...
  A: Jay: Scientology churches are instructed to decline admittance to those who seek treatment. Such ...
disaffected members9/21/2006
  Q: Followup To Question -Followup To Question - i recently came across a group of OT7s and a former ...
  A: "hi laurie thnx for your extensive reply - very informative." Thanx "yes i agree that there was ...
creative processing9/18/2006
  Q: have you used or experienced creative processing ? is it something that can be used outside the ...
  A: Dave: Yes, I have both used and experienced creative processing. As it is auditing, it would in ...
Scholars studying Scientology9/2/2006
  Q: I was a Sea Org member (lifetime staffer category) for 27 years total, spent my last almost 7 years ...
  A: Chuck: I note you include your full contact info in your question (which I am unable to edit). The ...
Hubbard and Smoking8/8/2006
  Q: I recently discovered a Hubbard quote from the "Auditor Effect on Meter" lecture he gave July 19th, ...
  A: My best information is that Ron quit smoking in the late 70's (and quit saying it was harmless in ...
techniques taught by L Ron Hubbard8/5/2006
  Q: I have never been involved either in Scientology or in any anti-Scientology group. Myfrom what I've ...
  A: Scientology consists of the discoveries and developments of L. Ron Hubbard. It might have consisted ...
Front Groups8/2/2006
  Q: Why does Scientology have so many front groups? And furthermore why do several of these front groups ...
  A: Rob: Scientology does not have front groups. Groups sponsored by the church prominently lay claim ...
LRH7/29/2006
  Q: I was at an event today, the fourth Maiden Voyage video and got confused on something that I didn't ...
  A: Mark: I'm not aware of Ron having written or spoken anything indicating he was coming back. A ...
Pat Broeker and LRH's last couple years7/25/2006
  Q: I've only read a few of your answers, and appreciate your engaging in live question answering. 1) ...
  A: Chuck: I don't do media. I'll answer written questions and do email, but that's pretty much it. I ...
What are your crimes?7/24/2006
  Q: Last month independent film director John Roecker ran into Scientologist's Jenna and Bodhi Elfman. ...
  A: There are at least two sides to every story. First, Scientologists do not respond this way to ...
Criticism and Humor7/20/2006
  Q: In a recent interview writer/director Kevin Smith revealed that when he made the religious satire ...
  A: No one minds being punched in a healthy shoulder as a joke. When the shoulder is bruised and raw ...
Mark V7/19/2006
  Q: I have just heard from staff members that the Mark V e-meter have been canceled by RTC. Students or ...
  A: LRH has passed on. He will no longer be issuing policy and making pronouncements. He vested that ...
Homosexuality and the Tone Scale7/19/2006
  Q: Laurie. I read the following answer to a question on homosexuality and Scientology by another ...
  A: No, I cannot explain that. I personally think it's simplistic and inaccurate. First, sex is ...
Second Dynamic7/19/2006
  Q: I have a question about the dynamics and I learned years ago in Scientology that the second dynamic ...
  A: My view: Sex and family are the human body form of creation. One creates bodies through sex; one ...
Contact7/19/2006
  Q: I was wondering if you could take off my question from the main page if that's ok or who would I ...
  A: I'm sorry, Mark, I don't know by what process they get there, nor who puts them there. I haven't ...
Shinto Buddhists and Scientology7/18/2006
  Q: Laurie. Can you please provide the link to the treatise you mention here in your profile? "Did you ...
  A: I don't know where, exactly, the formal recognition I speak of might be seen. I heard it read aloud ...
Info7/18/2006
  Q: I would just like to have info on Scientology, I want to know how it got started, what it belives ...
  A: Tim: At our end, we experts may select "This question is too long and involved for me to help ...
Why scientology7/6/2006
  Q: Why did you choose scientology and what things make you feel good in scientology?
  A: The same things which make me feel good in Scientology are the reasons why I chose it: 1) It is ...
How's Tom Doing?7/4/2006
  Q: We see Tom Cruise almost everywhere these days. He's in magazines, on the daytime talk shows, etc. ...
  A: Michael: I like to see celebrities being themselves, which Tom is obviously doing. There are ...
management7/4/2006
  Q: You know it's strange that the very people who are responcible for keeping and insureing that the ...
  A: The Church of Scientology International is incorporated in California. The California Secretary of ...
Scientology7/3/2006
  Q: What's the one thing you wish people would understand about Scientology?
  A: That it is a school of religious thought, aka a religion - a way of looking at the universe; nothing ...
Your difficult moments as scientologist7/3/2006
  Q: It seems that you have been for your whole life a scientologist. You also mention that you have ...
  A: To make a long story short, my unpleasant experiences as a parishoner or staff member in Scientology ...
Freezone?7/2/2006
  Q: Some of your answers have been put on critical forums, just now on ARS. Must say I like your style. ...
  A: Terril: Well - it was certainly never my intent that anything I ever wrote would wind up on ARS. I ...
Purification Rundown7/2/2006
  Q: Laurie, I am curious about the Purification Rundown and its toll and/or benefit to the body. The ...
  A: Michael: Normally, I do not answer people who ask "questions" with the intent of trying to prove me ...
Envy...6/25/2006
  Q: My sister is a practicing Scientologist and has been for many years. After all this time, she ...
  A: again, Colleen: you have the distinction of having awarded me far and away the worst rating of ...
Reference to previous answers6/19/2006
  Q: SO YOU THINK A WARNING NOT VIEW A DANGEROUS SCIENTOLOGY WEB PAGE IS ENOUGH.WOULDNT IT BE MORE ...
  A: divine: The Church of Scientology does not host or sponsor the page(s) to which you refer. Such ...
Staff Memebers and other Questions6/12/2006
  Q: I am about to become a staff memeber at the Church in Budapest with the hopes of becomng a Pro ...
  A: Mark: The basic staff courses are Staff Status 0, 1 and 2. They cover the "rules of the road" of ...
Petition5/29/2006
  Q: I have a question about drug use. Can you contact me personally about this? You can contact me ...
  A: Logan: Apparently I cannot send you a message via MySpace without signing up to be a member, which ...
Is LRH's Biography REALLY Important?5/3/2006
  Q: I was wondering why many seem to consider L.Ron Hubbards biography of such great importance? Surely, ...
  A: Antony: In answering you, I am obviously "preaching to the choir." However, I think I will take a ...
beginner5/1/2006
  Q: I am new to this, therefore, my 2 questions have probabley been asked many times. If so, I ...
  A: Jim: Warning - long answer ahead... Your problem is that you're looking in the wrong place. ...
Can a sceintologist be recovered after being exposed to advanced material preliminary?4/24/2006
  Q: I found your answers most useful, informative and generally great throughout. Thank you and keep up. ...
  A: My names is Laurie. :) If someone runs into anything they believe to be "confidential upper level ...
Critical thinking within Scientology?4/23/2006
  Q: and thank you for answering these questions. I am not a Scientologist, but have been fascinated by ...
  A: Interesting question. On the whole, "fundamentalists," in my view, tend to be unable to think with ...
SUPER POWER4/21/2006
  Q: My question regards 'Super Power': What is Super Power? What benefits does it give? What will Super ...
  A: Antony: I would be guessing. It has not been released. I BELIEVE I have had conversations with ...
The "D" Line4/19/2006
  Q: I know what OSA means by "Working the 'D' line" but I cannot find out why it is called "the 'D' ...
  A: Nevermind. I did a quick Google search on the web and found it. Based on the apostate writings ...
How many OT Levels, and when released?4/19/2006
  Q: Firstly, let me thank you for all your clear and detailed answers here. I am relatively new to ...
  A: Antony: How many OT levels: Not sure. I believe I have heard figures like 22. Yes, there are ...
Too much too soon?4/17/2006
  Q: My friend started studying Scientology eight months ago and she says its helping her, at work in ...
  A: There is no reason why you cannot go ahead in Scientology. Don't read any more of the ...
Christ4/17/2006
  Q: Please excuse my asking too many questions if I am, but I am writing a magazine article about ...
  A: Brian: I received an email today complimenting me on one of my answers. When I went to the site to ...
Aspects of Scientology4/17/2006
  Q: I am mainly asking this because I am doing a report for my world religions class providing a brief ...
  A: This is an interesting question, and I think helps differentiate "kinds" of religions. Having been ...
body and soul (thetan)4/14/2006
  Q: christianity posits that one's soul rises to heaven (or descends to hell) upon death of the body. in ...
  A: I think if you interview a hundred Christians, you will find that more than half regard heaven and ...
L.R.H.'s letter to Helen O'Brian4/14/2006
  Q: I was wondering what LRH meant by "the religion angle" in his letter to HAS member Helen O'Brian. ...
  A: Beats me. He never said. I do know that he had at least one conversation with my dad in about 1952 ...
Golden age of tech4/14/2006
  Q: I have read a promo brochure about Golden Age of Tech (copyright date 1998) and have some questions. ...
  A: I'm a public Scientologist, not a staffer and not a confidant of Ron's, nor personally acquainted ...
disconnection & fair game4/13/2006
  Q: Why are members instructed/encouraged not to communicate to loved ones & family members where that ...
  A: This is the "Have you stopped beating your wife?" question. You are asking "why" we do a bunch of ...
Cost?4/13/2006
  Q: How much does it cost to get to clear?
  A: That's impossible to say. Everyone's case is different, and everyone moves at their own pace. My ...
Scientist scientologists3/21/2006
  Q: What is the name of a rocket scientist, aeronautics engineer or astronomer who is a Scientologist?
  A: I'm sorry, Tom. I don't know. I only know the names of my Scientology acquaintances and celebrity ...
past lives, future lives3/2/2006
  Q: Can you give me any information on how I can learn more about my past lives? I'd also like to know ...
  A: Elena: Everyone I know who goes very far under Scientology counseling known as "auditing" gets to ...
Advance magazine2/9/2006
  Q: I used to received the Advance! magazine. Now i don't. Where can i write to get the magazine again?
  A: I toss my copies of Advance! after I read them, so I don't have a copy handy. I only keep my Impact ...
L. Ron Hubbard's "space opera" material2/8/2006
  Q: Laurie, what place does Hubbard's "space opera" stories have in Scientology? I'm talking about the ...
  A: Scientologists take everything "theoretical" in Scientology as Ron intended them to - as subject to ...
Is Scientology a True Science?2/8/2006
  Q: You have said that there is no scientific evidence for Scientology. You have said that such evidence ...
  A: "Science" is a very broad term. Anciently, and largely up to the 20th century, empiricism could ...
How do you avoid "punishment" from the Church?2/7/2006
  Q: I've been reading a lot about Scientology. It seems quite an accomplishment for you to be an OT! ...
  A: Chuck: That's an interesting question. From it, I have to assume that what you think of as being ...
authority??2/5/2006
  Q: Lawrie, I have read a number of your responses to various of the questions that have been put to ...
  A: I not only speak with no official authority - I speak with no official permission. I have never ...
Church of Spiritual Technology2/2/2006
  Q: I have taken a few classes at the Church of Scientology where I live. I have enjoyed them and have ...
  A: Since I wrote and sent the stuff below, I did a couple minutes more research of my own. The three ...
Monastic Orders1/18/2006
  Q: When comparing monastic orders, does not one have to compare the religions that these orders devote ...
  A: Long answer, sorry: "When comparing monastic orders, does not one have to compare the religions ...
More RPF1/17/2006
  Q: I was out of town or I would have acknowledged your reply much sooner. In answering my question ...
  A: Well, for starters, I don't know why that link went to J. Gordon Melton. I sometimes use him as a ...
Teh age of the univers1/16/2006
  Q: Some scientology teachings deal with things that happened several trillons of trillions of years ...
  A: Nope. We don't have scientific evidence of anything, nor do we seek it. We're a religion. We are ...
brain scans1/16/2006
  Q: Have there ever been any brain scans on clears, or people before and after auditing? I've seen a ...
  A: Brain scans of persons undergoing auditing have never been done, to my knowledge. There seems no ...
recalling abberated times1/16/2006
  Q: I've been auditing for a few months and had a few wins, made a lot of progress. The way I like to ...
  A: There's no rule as to whether you "should" or "shouldn't" recall or think about what things were ...
A Scientology University?1/15/2006
  Q: I'm curious why, unlike other religions, Scientology does not have a University system to educate ...
  A: Sounds like a great idea. Scientology is so new (54 years) that there has been no time for an ...
The second dynamic1/14/2006
  Q: I wonder if you could clear up my confusion about the second dynamic. I'm looking in "Scientology ...
  A: Both descriptions are accurate. Sex entails the creation of children. It is how bodies create more ...
Trademarks and copyright1/14/2006
  Q: I wonder how Scientology can be a religion when its practices are trademarked and copyrighted so ...
  A: Scientology materials are copyright-protected because of the era in which they were written. Other ...
question continued....1/10/2006
  Q: In response to my last question you sent the following response: Thanks for the quick reply. Would ...
  A: I don't know the facts of every individual case of claimed "disconnection" so I can't say whether ...
Disconnection1/9/2006
  Q: Laurie, How or why would a religious group such as COS endorse a policy of disconnection? Since ...
  A: The Church of Scientology does not "endorse a policy" of disconnection. As a last resort, when all ...
How many scientologists?1/9/2006
  Q: I've seen it written that there are 8, 9, 10 now 11 million scientologists? I find that very hard ...
  A: Martha: I don't know and (sorry) don't care. I don't need millions to agree with me to make me ...
Scientology1/9/2006
  Q: Ms. Hamilton, I was very interested in your response to Michael Tilse's question about the state of ...
  A: This is the first time I've run into that theory. On its face, it seems illogical to me. It is not ...
The state of Operating Thetan1/8/2006
  Q: I am given to understand that Scientology says, in at least one place, that: "...The spirit alone ...
  A: I'm afraid this will be a bit long, as I want to be very clear about the issues you have mentioned. ...
100 % standard tech delivery1/8/2006
  Q: You answered a question today about "Standard Bridge Vs. Client Centered Auditing" in which you say ...
  A: I see. Nonetheless, the reasoning remains. 100% standard is the goal, even though absolutes are ...
I'm being serious, and I would love an answer on this1/8/2006
  Q: You shouldn't say that you answer "belief system" questions. This is a "belief system" question and ...
  A: My answer was complete, truthful and accurate. To the best of my knowledge, the answer to the ...
Standard Bridge Vs. Client Centered Auditing1/7/2006
  Q: I've heard of and experienced many excellent life-changing results from auditing. I'm just not ...
  A: Look at it this way: Would you prefer to buy the Toyta Avalon built in the Toyota factory, or the ...
Barley Baby Formula12/7/2005
  Q: He is 19 months and allergic to dairy and soy. So it has been very tough introducing foods to him. ...
  A: Amy: Sorry to hear about the nutritional hassles. Are you anywhere near a church where you could ...
PREMARITAL SEX?10/7/2005
  Q: In light of the Tom Cruise pregnancy announcement, WHAT IS THE SCIENTOLOGY STAND ON PREMARITAL SEX?
  A: Naoma: Scientology encourges healthy and committed family relationships. ...
Scientology10/6/2005
  Q: Is it true that a woman in labor cannot take painkillers and cannot scream? We would like to do an ...
  A: Trish: I'm assuming that you have omitted the phrase "according to Scientology rules" here ...
Barley Formula9/11/2005
  Q: outside of Scientology about the Barley Formula. I was recommended to the Barley Formula for ...
  A: Eve: Sorry for the delay. I have been working on how to get into the system and access my ...
Scientology website7/11/2005
  Q: I was browsing the Church's official website, and went to the glossary section. My question is why ...
  A: Update: I did find the term on the "What is Scientology" website and am writing a more ...
BedWetting7/2/2005
  Q: My brother's eldest son continues to wet the bed every night and he is 14 years old. It is a ...
  A: Rob: From my experience, bedwetting is not a condition, but a symptom. From the cases I've been ...
Hello, You sound like u will...6/28/2005
  Q: You sound like u will have all the answers to my questions. I am writing a research paper on ...
  A: These are the answers to some of my most commonly asked questions. Let me know if something is not ...
Sea Org member lenght of service6/26/2005
  Q: It is my understanding that Sea Org members sign a contract for a billion years, however, I have a ...
  A: Tom: I'm Sorry. I really haven't kept up with changes, if any, in this area. So far as I know, a ...
Question about Scientology6/24/2005
  Q: I was just wondering something about scientology. What do you teach about the afterlife? Is there ...
  A: Tim: I note that you are not looking for accurate information here, but seeking to impose your ...
Scientolgoy6/17/2005
  Q: 17 June 2005 You will remember that I wrote to you recently regarding wanting to get back on lines. ...
  A: Jack - this is not a private communication line. Everything you and I write is public and viewed by ...
orwell's knowledge4/4/2005
  Q: How informed was George Orwell of Dianetics in 1949, when 1984 was published. Did he have any ...
  A: Ryan: My dad knew Ron and most of the writers who ran in his circle about that time, including Van ...
Scientology auditing3/20/2005
  Q: You may remember that I wrote to you a couple of weeks ago regarding procedures to take to get back ...
  A: Jack: Honestly, I suppose I canot say that being OT is like I thought it would be when I was not ...
Scientology - getting back on lines2/26/2005
  Q: I was on staff years ago and now want to get back on lines. I wrote a letter recently to the ...
  A: Jack - Many people have been subject to SP declares without actually BEING a suppressive person or ...
Exmembers10/11/2004
  Q: I really enjoy reading LRH books and feel theres something to it. Theres only one thing that ...
  A: Jason: Every large group of people, whether assembled for a noble purpose or not, will attract ...
freeloader policy now.9/16/2004
  Q: Do you know what the freeloader policy is now (2004)? I know in the '80s, if a staff member routed ...
  A: Wow - you got me there. I had to make a call to check on this one. I finished my most recent staff ...
re barley milk wrecking a pot9/2/2004
  Q: Howdy. I don't actually have a question but I red a question where a person was wondering how come ...
  A: Jen: Opting to answer your "non-question..." There are few things related to Scientology with ...
Scientology8/2/2004
  Q: I am currently in the process of studying the customs and practises of the Church of Scientology, in ...
  A: Jo: Thanks for writing. Scientology has a number of different funeral ceremonies which might be ...
Cosmic Questions7/20/2004
  Q: How does scientology answer questions such as Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we ...
  A: Chelsea: I am sorry for the delay in answering this. I had some serious email problems and, since ...
A question of faith6/28/2004
  Q: Laurie, I am a 34 year old male who has found himself at a cross road in life. I have been ...
  A: I must admit to some skepticism regarding the sincerity of your question, particularly because of ...
premarital sex6/27/2004
  Q: I have recently started a relationship with a great guy who is a Scientologist, I am not. I was ...
  A: Laurie: Cute name :) ... Scientology has no rules in either regard (premarital sex or marrying ...
Scientology and Money5/20/2004
  Q: I live on a Budget Month to month. I am serious about scientology and Maybe joining some Programs. ...
  A: Karma: No. You can do like I did, and donate very little. I started with an introductory course ...
Point / Counter-point5/18/2004
  Q: Laurie: I have never researched Scientology before the last hour I spend looking at it on the ...
  A: James: Unfortunately, I am unaware of any resource containing the kind of point/counter-point ...
General Info on Scientology5/10/2004
  Q: I would just like for you to explain to me in your own words what Scientology really is. Thank you, ...
  A: Anna: Your question is so general, for someone such as myself who has been immersed in this subject ...
books4/27/2004
  Q: I am interested in learing more about scientology. My situation is that i'm disabled and don't have ...
  A: Tom: There's no specific order in which to read the books. Most people usually start with ...
Barley formula4/27/2004
  Q: Three weeks ago a beautifull baby boy arrived with us. Before and since I informed about preparing ...
  A: 1. If you boil the barley long enough, then evaporation of water plus absorption by the barley will ...
Questions for a college class4/24/2004
  Q: I am a student at Covenant College, on Lookout Mt., GA. For my class, philosophy of cultures, I have ...
  A: Kelly: You do realize you are asking me to write a book, don't you? 1) What are the basic elements ...
Scientology4/22/2004
  Q: I have a question regarding Scientology. I have just recently joined the Church and have enjoyed ...
  A: Jasmine: For some reason, I did not get your question for about a week after you posted it. Sorry ...
Scientology4/6/2004
  Q: Scientology is a popular movement among certain elites in Hollywood. How does it answer the ...
  A: Jalal: While it's true that certain fairly high-profile actors, performers, artists and athletes ...
Scientology3/17/2004
  Q: I visited this website www.xenu.net It is dedicated to supressing the tech. What got me ...
  A: The rumor you quote has cropped up a number of times, always with Ron supposedly saying that writing ...
Barley baby formula3/14/2004
  Q: Well, my question is similar to Melinda's. I have been making the barley formula exaclty as Ron's ...
  A: I've heard this same comment any number of times. I've never run into anyone who knew the real ...
ethics application3/5/2004
  Q: I have the ethics book and I was wondering about the best place to start with this. I was just ...
  A: Well - Perhaps the most useful thing you could do is to complete conditions by dynamics and ...
Illegal PCs2/25/2004
  Q: I dropped off lines about 6 years ago right after NED case completion. I have a few questions. I ...
  A: Byron: "I dropped off lines about 6 years ago right after NED case completion. I have a few ...
general info2/11/2004
  Q: * What holidays do you celebrate? * What are the Church's views on homosexuality and abortion? * I ...
  A: Stacey: I'm sorry this is getting to you so late, but your questions demanded answers which I could ...
scientology?2/9/2004
  Q: I never heard of scientology. What is it? Thanx
  A: Joe: There are a few dozen pages in answer to your question here: ...
Abortion5/11/2003
  Q: Do Scientologists take a possition on abortion? Do they believe it is immoral, or do they feel that ...
  A: Lisa: The Church of Scientology has as a part of its creed: "And we of the Church believe that the ...
message query8/19/2002
  Q: Just a short message to ask if you had received a question from my daughter (her first name is ...
  A: I have her question, but the answer is really involved and technical, more than I am sure I can fit ...
toilet training and my husband8/15/2002
  Q: James is now two years old and I was begining to think about toilet traing. he has shown interest in ...
  A: Melinda: There is excellent toilet traing advice in bunches of child-rearing books. I didn't do ...
children8/12/2002
  Q: I got this thought while watching my 6 months old grandson feeding...... It seems weird that humans ...
  A: Well, yes and no. If you have ever watched a basket of kittens or pups, eyes closed, mewl or whine ...
goal in life8/12/2002
  Q: How can I understand what a 2 year old has determinded he wants todo in life. And then be able to ...
  A: It's probably enough to know that a child DOES have a life goal from very early on, so that you ...
barley baby formula8/12/2002
  Q: I am Steve's daughter with the two children James and Flynn. Dad was asking you about the barley ...
  A: Wow - you've got me there. Friends of ours have used the barley water formula, though we never did, ...
Barley Formula8/5/2002
  Q: Melinda (eldist daughter) wants to feed Flynn (grandson) on the "Barley Formula for Babys". We are ...
  A: All milk is pasteurized all over the world, as far as I know. The distinction would be between skim ...
grandchild7/28/2002
  Q: My daughter is visiting with grandchild. She tells me he wakes up at night crying (around 2am). I ...
  A: Steve: Sorry to be so long getting back to you, but I had to go out of town on business. The ...
some web based supression7/28/2002
  Q: I visited this website www.xenu.net It is dedicated to supressing the tech. What got me interested ...
  A: The rumor you quote has cropped up a number of times, always with Ron supposedly saying that writing ...
Aims Of Scientology7/7/2002
  Q: I was at www.originalscientology.org reading the Aims Of Scientology. I need some guidance on ...
  A: Steve: Here's how I see this: Merriam Webster Online defines "owe." "(1) : to be under obligation ...
Our origin7/5/2002
  Q: Can you point me to any data Ron may have written about our origin's. I keep geting strong feelings ...
  A: Steve: *Scientology: A History of Man* touches pretty heavily on this, and may help to clarify ...
beliefs4/11/2002
  Q: I am writing an essay which compares new religions with certain primitive beliefs formed in ancient ...
  A: Valerie: Interesting subject. I will try to answer your question in a meaningful manner. ...

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