Scientology may deny abuse. [365], In 1967, the IRS removed Scientology's tax-exempt status, asserting that its activities were commercial and operated for the benefit of Hubbard, rather than for charitable or religious purposes. Frenschkowski observes that the text is partly biblical in structure and that this development is a component of Scientology's metamorphosis into a religion, written at a point when the nature of the new movement was unclear. Feel free to review our, Plants, Pups and Unperturbed @home with Federica, Daniel Pulls a Rabbit out of His Lens Cap @home, Wendy the Entertaining Entrepreneur @home, Communicating Cosmetologist @home with Yi‑Feng, Banana Split with a Twist @home with Tess, Canine Care in the A.M. @home with Su Yueh, Duilio’s Path to Efficiency and Happiness @home, What Scientologists Say About Scientology, David Miscavige—Scientology's Ecclesiastical Leader. [101] In 1955, Hubbard established the Founding Church of Scientology in Washington, D.C..[78] The group declared that the Founding Church, as written in the certificate of incorporation for the Founding Church of Scientology in the District of Columbia, was to "act as a parent church [sic] for the religious faith known as 'Scientology' and to act as a church [sic] for the religious worship of the faith". Hubbard established the policy in the 1950s, in response to criticism both from within and outside his organization. [82], Hubbard became the leader of a growing Dianetics movement. "[423], The material contained in the OT levels has been characterized as bad science fiction by critics, while others claim it bears structural similarities to gnostic thought and ancient Hindu beliefs of creation and cosmic struggle. Winter. It is usually a temporary planting, but sometimes the hypnotic suggestion will not "lift" or remove in a way desirable to the hypnotist. Hubbard lived there for the next seven years. [38], The Church of Scientology argues that Scientology is a genuine religious movement that has been misrepresented, maligned, and persecuted. [268][269][270] In March 2016, the Church of Scientology was acquitted of all charges, and demands to close its Belgian branch and European headquarters were dismissed. If you're curious about exploring and joining Scientology, distinguishing fact from fiction is your first step. [179] Washington Post reporter Richard Leiby wrote, "Former Scientologists familiar with Hubbard's teachings on reincarnation say the symbol marks a 'return point' so loyal staff members know where they can find the founder's works when they travel here in the future from other places in the universe. He cut contact with everyone else, even his wife, whom he saw for the last time in August 1979. The organization was required only to resubmit new applications for exemption to the IRS Exempt Organizations (EO) division, which was told "not to consider any substantive matters" because those issues had been resolved by the committee. Scientology further holds Man to be basically good, and that his spiritual salvation depends upon himself, his fellows and his attainment of brotherhood with the universe. [52][53] Parsons and Hubbard collaborated on the "Babalon Working", a sex magic ritual intended to summon an incarnation of Babalon, the supreme Thelemite Goddess. Introspection is defined for the purpose of this rundown as a condition where the person is "looking into one's own mind, feelings, reactions, etc. Some investigators said that some spam had been traced to members of the Church of Scientology. [95], Drawing parallels to similar struggles for identity in other religious movements such as Theosophy and Transcendental Meditation, Frenschkowski sees in Hubbard's lectures "the case of a man whose background was non-religious and who nevertheless discovers that his ideas somehow oscillate between 'science' (in a very popular sense), 'religion' and 'philosophy', and that these ideas somehow fascinate so many people that they start to form a separate movement". [463] He also wrote: Hypnotism plants, by positive suggestion, one or another form of insanity. Scientology has filed suit against a number of individuals who have attempted to set up their own auditing practices, using copyright and trademark law to shut these groups down. Purcell". Your information will only be used for the purpose of administering this personality test and evaluation. [181][209], The Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF) is a controversial part of the Scientology "justice" system. The opinion by five supreme court justices redefined religion in law, rendering the 1970 definition "out of date" in restricting religious worship to "reverence or veneration of God or of a Supreme Being". In 1952, Hubbard published a book (What to Audit / A History of Man[439]) on space opera and other material that may be encountered when auditing preclears. Scientology is the same thing and it is the Church of Scientology by name as there is not church or denomination called Christian Science. [409] As a rule, the great majority of members proceeds up the bridge in a steady rate commensurate with their income. [83] Hubbard took the reports of past life events seriously and introduced the concept of the Thetan, an immortal being analogous to the soul. [322], On January 14, 2008, a video produced by the Church of Scientology featuring an interview with Tom Cruise was leaked to the Internet and uploaded to YouTube. [218] In addition to these, Scientology operates hundreds of Churches and Missions around the world. [341][342] The committee concluded that both sides had "gamed policy" and resorted to "battlefield tactics", with articles on living persons being the "worst casualties". B023193, July 18, 1989, Hamburg Regional Office of the German Constitutional Security Agency. [173][424] Melton suggests that these elements of the OT levels may never have been intended as descriptions of historical events and that, like other religious mythology, they may have their truth in the realities of the body and mind which they symbolize. Accordingly, only when the Seventh Dynamic (spiritual) is reached in its entirety will one discover and come to a full understanding of the Eighth Dynamic (infinity) and one's relationship to the Supreme Being. App. [151] Once an area of concern has been identified, the auditor asks the individual specific questions about it to help him or her eliminate the difficulty, and uses the E-meter to confirm that the "charge" has been dissipated. [286], A former high-ranking source reports that "some 1,500 abortions" have been "carried out by women in the Sea Organization since the implementation of a rule in the late 80s that members could not remain in the organization if they decided to have children". [300] Former Scientologist Aaron Saxton sent a letter to Senator Xenophon stating he had participated in coercing pregnant women within the organization to have abortions. [201], Although the Church of Scientology claims to be the fastest growing religious movement on Earth, the organization's estimates of its membership numbers are reportedly significantly exaggerated. [221] The Flag Service Organization in Clearwater, Florida offers OT levels VI and VII. 55. [431] The organization also suggests that the origin of the rumor was a remark by George Orwell which had been misattributed to Hubbard. "[422], J. Gordon Melton asserts that while the debate over definitions of religion will continue, "scholars will probably continue in the future to adopt a broad definition, thus including Scientology in a wider religious field. [472] The upper triangle is the KRC triangle, the letters KRC positing a similar relationship between Knowledge, Responsibility and Control. ", "Saturday Night Live's genius spoof of Scientology: Lyrics and images", "SNL's 'Neurotology' Skit Puts Musical Spin on Scientology", "Leah Remini Scientology Doc Premiere Draws 2.1 Million Viewers for A&E | Variety", Scientology: The Thriving Cult of Greed and Power, "L. 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[12][13] Within a year, he regained the rights to Dianetics and retained both subjects under the umbrella of the Church of Scientology. [380] It has gained judicial recognition in Italy,[381][clarification needed] and Scientology officials have won the right to perform marriages in South Africa. [181] The organization includes some 5,000 of Scientology's most dedicated adherents, who work for low pay, and sign a billion-year contract. [49] Arthur J. Burks, who read the work in 1938, later recalled it discussed the "one command": to survive. [207] Similarly, World Religions in America states that "Scientology contains the same elements of most other religions, including myths, scriptures, doctrines, worship, sacred practices and rituals, moral and ethical expectations, a community of believers, clergy, and ecclesiastic organizations. [138][139] The reactive mind stores mental images which are not readily available to the analytical (conscious) mind; these are referred to as engrams. Hubbard wrote a self-help book that explored the relationship between body and mind called Dianetics in 1950. While it bears strong similarities to the Ashtar Command or the Aetherius Society, its emphasis upon the Xenu event as the central message of the group seems to place them within the ancient astronaut tradition. (Hubbard 1983: 55)."[95]. [451] Another major influence was Alfred Korzybski's General Semantics. These beliefs are based on written words by L. Ron Hubbard.A few other people have added, but almost all of it is his. [151] As the individual progresses up the "Bridge to Total Freedom", the focus of auditing moves from simple engrams to engrams of increasing complexity and other difficulties. Reporting stomach pains in April 1945, he spent the remainder of the war as a patient in Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in Oakland, California. [120][121][122], On January 1, 1982, Miscavige established the Religious Technology Center (RTC). Vorrangig sind die folgenden: Der Mensch ist ein unsterbliches geistiges Wesen. [117] In 1965, a longtime Church member and "Doctor of Scientology" Jack Horner (born 1927), dissatisfied with the Church's "ethics" program, developed Dianology. In fact, a search for “Xenu” within the Scientology Newsroom website yields no results. Much of the controversy surrounding Scientology stems from the criminal convictions of core members of the Scientology organization. Both schools of thought propose a "tripartite structure of the mind". 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A religious charter would be necessary in Pennsylvania or NJ to make it stick. Hubbard experiments with traditional religious language in a short piece written in 1953 called "The Factors", "a basic expression of Scientologist cosmology and metaphysics", reprinted in current Scientology literature. [437] Gregory Reece, in his book UFO Religion: Inside flying saucer cults and culture, writes: Scientology is unique within the UFO culture because of this secretiveness, as well as because of the capitalist format under which they operate. Former members have made a number of disturbing references to conditions within the church; the church agrees with some of … Scientology, international movement that emerged in the 1950s in response to the thought of L. Ron Hubbard, a writer who introduced his ideas to the general public in Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (1950). The purpose of Dianetics is the improvement of the individual, the individual or "self" being only one of eight "dynamics". [81] Hubbard asserted that Dianetics is "an organized science of thought built on definite axioms: statements of natural laws on the order of those of the physical sciences". [25] The policy remains in effect and has been defended by the Church of Scientology as a core religious practice. [177] It has been rumored that additional OT levels, said to be based on material written by Hubbard long ago, will be released at some appropriate point in the future. [447], Beyond that, Hubbard himself named a great many other influences in his own writing – in Scientology 8-8008, for example, these include philosophers from Anaxagoras and Aristotle to Herbert Spencer and Voltaire, physicists and mathematicians like Euclid and Isaac Newton, as well as founders of religions such as Buddha, Confucius, Jesus and Mohammed – but there is little evidence in Hubbard's writings that he studied these figures to any great depth. 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[78] In early 1951, reincarnation became a subject of intense debate within the Dianetics community. [97] His letter discussed the legal and financial benefits of religious status. ", "Scientology in Turmoil: Debbie Cook's E-Mail, Annotated", "So This New Paul Thomas Anderson Movie Is Definitely About Scientology, Right? [293] Mike Ferriss, the head of Scientology in New Zealand, told media that "There are no forced abortions in Scientology". The Church of Scientology is one of the most controversial religious organizations. [243] Scientology encourages existing members to "sell" Scientology to others by paying a commission to those who recruit new members. Remini spoke about her split from the Church, saying that she still has friends within the organization whom she is no longer able to speak with.[260]. Beginning in the middle of 1996 and ensuing for several years, the newsgroup was attacked by anonymous parties using a tactic dubbed sporgery by some, in the form of hundreds of thousands of forged spam messages posted on the group. What is the difference between Scientology and Dianetics? [138] Thetans fell from grace when they began to identify with their creation rather than their original state of spiritual purity. [151] Instead, the auditor's task is to help a person discover and understand the universal principles of affinity, reality, and communication (ARC). [457][458], J. Gordon Melton writes that Scientology has its roots in Esoteric thought. Some of the DMCA's provisions (notably the Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act) were heavily influenced by Church litigation against US Internet service providers over copyrighted Scientology materials that had been posted or uploaded through their servers. Scientology is probably one of the most successful new American faiths to have emerged in the past century. Naval Reserve. [168][170], From 1969, CCHR has campaigned in opposition to psychiatric treatments, electroconvulsive shock therapy, lobotomy, and drugs such as Ritalin and Prozac. Scientology is also unusual because it is not an extension of a particular traditional religion. Scientology goes beyond this and refers to their religio-therapeutic practices as religious technology. [72], Two of Hubbard's key supporters at the time were John W. Campbell Jr., the editor of Astounding Science Fiction, and Campbell's brother-in-law, physician Joseph A. [406], The Church of Scientology and its many related organizations have amassed considerable real estate holdings worldwide, likely in the hundreds of millions of dollars. [146] Through auditing, people can solve their problems and free themselves of engrams. [141] Scientology teaches that improving one of the three aspects of the triangle "increases the level" of the other two, but Communication is held to be the most important. [175], Excerpts and descriptions of OT materials were published online by a former member in 1995 and then circulated in mainstream media. [183] Douglas E. Cowan and David G. Bromley state that scholars and observers have come to radically different conclusions about the RPF and whether it is "voluntary or coercive, therapeutic or punitive". [362] The secret agreement was announced on October 13, 1993, with the IRS refusing to disclose any of the terms or the reasoning behind the decision. [9] Hubbard initially developed a set of ideas which he represented as a form of therapy, called Dianetics. Other Scientology-related organizations include: According to leaked tax documents, the Church of Scientology International and Church of Spiritual Technology in the US had a combined $1.7 billion in assets in 2012, in addition to annual revenues estimated at $200 million a year. [39][40], L. Ron Hubbard (1911–1986) was the only child of Harry Ross Hubbard, a United States Navy officer, and his wife, Ledora Waterbury. ", "Scientology's Secret Vaults: A Rare Interview With a Former Member of Hush-Hush "CST, "Inside the mysterious Scientology compound that may hold its leader's missing wife", "Scientology compound Twin Peaks, Shelly Miscavige's reputed hideout, exposed – NY Daily News", "What do Tom Cruise and John Travolta know about Scientology that we don't? Scientology has had a long run of devil’s luck, other than perhaps just the Snow White episode, that has allowed them to more or less get away with imagining that they don’t have to be “reasonable” and deal with reality – and even often with dodging … Review of Religious Research. [66][67] Hubbard variously defined Dianetics as a spiritual healing technology and an organized science of thought. Shrouded in secrecy, the Church of Scientology, which was founded in 1953 by American author L. Ron Hubbard, is one of the most controversial religions in the world.In the decades since its inception, the church has come under fire for its stance on psychiatry, its high costs, its alleged mistreatment of members, and, most basically, its legitimacy as a religion at all. [426][427][428], Hubbard grew up in a climate that was very critical of organized religion, and frequently quoted anti-religious sentiments in his early lectures. Scientology is nothing but a criminal organization. [403] The status was revoked in October 2015. [372], Elsewhere, Scientology is recognized as a religion in Australia,[352][373] Portugal,[374] Spain,[375] Slovenia,[376] Sweden,[376][377][378] Croatia,[376] Hungary[376] and Kyrgyzstan. 203–204. In this context, it is discussed in UFO Religions by Christopher Partridge,[435] and The Encyclopedic Sourcebook of UFO Religions by James R. Lewis,[436] while Susan Palmer draws several parallels with Raelianism. [210][211][212] It has targeted critics of the Church for "dead agent" operations, which is mounting character assassination operations against perceived enemies. [27][28] The Church of Scientology was convicted of fraud by a French court in 2009, a decision upheld by the supreme Court of Cassation in 2013. [22] In January 1951, the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners brought proceedings against the Dianetic Research Foundation on the charge of teaching medicine without a license. [64] Publisher's Weekly gave a posthumous plaque to Hubbard to commemorate Dianetics' appearance on its list of bestsellers for one hundred weeks. [370] According to the Church of Scientology's version of events, the meeting was an opportunity for the organization to offer to end its long dispute with the IRS, including the dozens of suits brought against the agency, in exchange for the exemptions that Scientology believed it deserved. [362] In 1991, Miscavige, the highest-ranking Scientology leader, arranged a meeting with Fred T. Goldberg Jr., the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service at the time. [173], Scholar Luigi Berzano of the University of Turin listed five religious characteristics of Scientology: a set of doctrines leading to a spiritual goal, a community of believers, an authority figure (Hubbard), ritual practices, and "an ethical-moral view of life". [444] Ankerberg and Weldon mention the sources of Scientology to include "the Vedas, Buddhism, Judaism, Gnosticism, Taoism, early Greek civilization and the teachings of Jesus, Nietzsche and Freud". Another was a 1991 Time magazine article that attacked the organization, which responded with a major lawsuit that was rejected by the court as baseless early in 1992. [183] When Sea Org members are found guilty of a violation, they are assigned to the RPF. [147] The 2008 American Religious Identification Survey found that the number of American Scientologists had dropped to 25,000. [382][383] In December 2013, the United Kingdom's highest court officially recognized Scientology as a religion. Scientology is a religion in its highest meaning, as it helps bring Man to total freedom and truth. W. Vaughn Mccall, Professor and Chairman of the Georgia Regents University writes, "Both Freudian theory and Hubbard assume that there are unconscious mental processes that may be shaped by early life experiences, and that these influence later behavior and thought." [200][201][202][203] A 2008 Trinity College survey concluded there were only 25,000 American Scientologists. [309] At bankruptcy, CAN's name and logo were obtained by a Scientologist. Developed by L. Ron Hubbard, Scientology is a religion that offers a precise path leading to a complete and certain understanding of one’s true spiritual nature and one’s relationship to self, family, groups, Mankind, all life forms, the material universe, the … [96] As membership declined and finances grew tighter, Hubbard had reversed the hostility to religion he voiced in Dianetics. [69] Satter observes that in "keeping with the typical 1950s distrust of emotion, Hubbard promised that Dianetic treatment would release and erase psychosomatic ills and painful emotions, thereby leaving individuals with increased powers of rationality. [133] The core of Scientology teaching lies in the belief that "each human has a reactive mind that responds to life's traumas, clouding the analytic mind and keeping us from experiencing reality." [485], This article is about the belief system and practices. Hubbard said, "Implants result in all varieties of illness, apathy, degradation, neurosis and insanity and are the principal cause of these in man. [126], More recently, high-profile defectors Mark Rathbun and Mike Rinder have championed the cause of Independent Scientologists wishing to practice Scientology outside of the Church. "[367][368] Scientology was again recognized as a religion by the U.S. courts when the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgment in Headley v. Church of Scientology International in 2012. "[134] Scholar Andreas Grunschlo writes that as a ufogical religion, Scientology "conceives of earthly human beings primarily as extraterrestrial spirits ('Thetans') which have now to put on their 'bridge to freedom' again —a soul conception which is paralleled by the typical ufogical 'star seeds' or 'walk-ins' planted on this earthly 'garden' for spiritual growth". [79], Scientology is officially recognized as a religion in the United States. [141] Friday services are held to commemorate the completion of a person's religious services during the prior week. [190] A minority of governments regard it as a religious organization entitled to tax-exempt status, while other governments variously classify it as a business, cult, pseudoreligion, or criminal organization. , and through the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation, which he established in.! It helps bring Man to total freedom and truth Florida offers OT levels VI and.. 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