Scientology is designed to get you alone from your family where you are vulnerable and easy to exploit. 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 spiritual universe and the Supreme Being. More complex studies include Roy Wallis's The Road to Total Freedom. Vorrangig sind die folgenden: Der Mensch ist ein unsterbliches geistiges Wesen. [58], In May 1950, Hubbard's Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science was published by pulp magazine Astounding Science Fiction. "[163] The Introspection Rundown came under public scrutiny after the death of Lisa McPherson in 1995. [290][291][292] Scientology employee Claire Headley has claimed she "was forced to have (two) abortions to keep her job and was subjected to violations of personal rights and liberties for the purpose of obtaining forced labor". "[412] Toward the second decade of the 2000s, a new interest for Scientology emerged among scholars, bringing the subject from obscurity. [392][393] The letter was signed by Dustin Hoffman, Goldie Hawn and a number of other Hollywood celebrities and executives. [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. [119] The Church of Scientology labels these groups "squirrels" (Scientology jargon) and often subjects them to considerable legal and social pressure. It is seen as an anticonstitutional sect and a new version of political extremism and because there is "evidence for intentions against the free democratic basic order" it is observed by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. This theme would be revisited in Dianetics, the set of ideas and practices regarding the metaphysical relationship between the mind and body which became the central philosophy of Scientology. [216][217], Many Scientologists' first contact with Scientology is through local informal groups and field auditors practicing Dianetics counseling. That night, Hubbard ordered his crew to fire 35 depth charges and a number of gun rounds at what he believed were Japanese submarines. [44] He was reprimanded and removed from command on July 7. A navy report concluded that "there was no submarine in the area." [198], The internal structure of Scientology organizations is strongly bureaucratic with a focus on statistics-based management. Both schools of thought propose a "tripartite structure of the mind". In the OT levels, Hubbard explains how to reverse the effects of past-life trauma patterns that supposedly extend millions of years into the past. "[197] Hugh B. Blind belief is held to be of lesser significance than the practical application of Scientologist methods. [36] Germany classifies Scientology groups as an "anti-constitutional sect",[37][38] while in France the government classify the group as a dangerous cult. [141] Friday services are held to commemorate the completion of a person's religious services during the prior week. [64] Publisher's Weekly gave a posthumous plaque to Hubbard to commemorate Dianetics' appearance on its list of bestsellers for one hundred weeks. Sociologists Roy Wallis and Steve Bruce suggest that Dianetics, which set each person as his or her own authority, was about to fail due to its inherent individualism, and that Hubbard started Scientology as a religion to establish himself as the overarching authority. The series follows Remini and former Scientology executive Mike Rinder as they explore the history and workings of the Church, discuss their experiences and interview ex-members willing to speak out about alleged abuses of the Church. Your information will only be used for the purpose of administering this personality test and evaluation. [131][132] He described Scientology as an "applied religious philosophy" because, according to him, it consists of a metaphysical doctrine, a theory of psychology, and teachings in morality. [218] In addition to these, Scientology operates hundreds of Churches and Missions around the world. 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Church of Scientology International, Scientology beliefs and practices § ARC and KRC triangle, Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath, Report of the Board of Enquiry into Scientology, European Council, Recommendation 1178: Sects and New Religious Movements, "Tom's aliens target City's 'planetary rulers, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, "Toronto Church Faces Heavy Fine: Scientology Branch is Convicted of Spying on Police, Others", "Scientology's fraud conviction upheld in France", "Hubbard's Church 'Unconstitutional': Germany Prepares to Ban Scientology – SPIEGEL ONLINE", "National Assembly of France report No. Issue: 1, pp. [363] Several years of court proceedings aimed at overturning the ban followed. According to him it makes the best decisions based on available data. Hubbard was complaining of not being able to make a living on what he was being paid as a science fiction writer. These groups, collectively known as Independent Scientologists, consist of former members of the official Church of Scientology as well as entirely new members. [313] Even so, the material, notably the story of Xenu, has since been widely disseminated and used to caricature Scientology, despite the Church's vigorous program of copyright litigation. [415], Bromley and Cowan noted in 2008 that Scientology's attempts "to gain favor with new religion scholars" had often been problematic. [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. [350] Scientology was granted tax-exempt status in the United States in 1993. [168][170], From 1969, CCHR has campaigned in opposition to psychiatric treatments, electroconvulsive shock therapy, lobotomy, and drugs such as Ritalin and Prozac. [197], Hubbard theorized in 1951 that the "aesthetic mind" is a phase of mental activity that "deals with the nebulous field of art and creation". Scientology is not a dogmatic religion in which one is asked to accept anything on faith alone. [271], Scientology has historically engaged in hostile action toward its critics; executives within the organization have proclaimed that Scientology is "not a turn-the-other-cheek religion". They perceive that Scientology is based on verifiable technologies, speaking to Hubbard's original scientific objectives for Dianetics, based on the quantifiability of auditing on the E-meter. 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. [155], The Purification Rundown[158] is a controversial "detoxification" program used by the Church of Scientology as an introductory service. [164], Scientology is vehemently opposed to psychiatry and psychology. [465][466] Scientology is further defined as "the study and handling of the spirit in relationship to itself, universes, and other life". Having existed for 20 million years, the … [64], Dianetics uses a counseling technique known as auditing in which an auditor assists a subject in conscious recall of traumatic events in the individual's past. [313] This resulted in a battle between the Church of Scientology and its online critics over the right to disclose this material, or safeguard its confidentiality. He also states that without the e-meter, "Scientology could not have achieved whatever status it enjoys as a new religious movement." [147] The 2008 American Religious Identification Survey found that the number of American Scientologists had dropped to 25,000. [440][441], According to David G. Bromley, Scientology is "part therapy, part religion, part UFO group. [193], The term Fair Game is used to describe policies and practices carried out against people the Church perceives as its enemies. [313] The Church of Scientology was forced to issue a press release acknowledging the existence of this cosmogony, rather than allow its critics "to distort and misuse this information for their own purposes". He further emphasizes this belief of Scientologists: "You occasionally come across people in Scientology who say they can change the material world with their mind. The Thetans then clustered together, stuck to the bodies of the living, and continue to do this today. Scientology can be seen as a UFO religion in which the existence of extraterrestrial entities operating unidentified flying objects (UFOs) are an element of belief. [384][385][386], Scientology has been accused of being "a business, often given to criminal acts, and sometimes masquerading as a religion". Prime among these are: His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime. [71] Shortly after the introduction of Dianetics, Hubbard introduced the concept of the "Thetan" (or soul) which he claimed to have discovered. Religious Technology Center v. Netcom On-Line Communication Services, Inc. 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[107], In 1966, Hubbard purportedly stepped down as executive director of Scientology to devote himself to research and writing. Accounts of the Volunteer Ministers' effectiveness have been mixed, and touch assists are not supported by scientific evidence.[232][233][234]. [445] Hubbard asserted that Freudian thought was a "major precursor" to Scientology. Melton, J. Gordon, Ed. I am most grateful I am out. [396] Germany will continue to monitor Scientology's activities in the country, despite continued objection from Scientology which cites such monitoring as abuse of freedom of religion. [78][109] The following year, he formed the ship-based Sea Organization or Sea Org which operated three ships: the Diana, the Athena, and the flagship the Apollo. It was my baby, my body and my choice, and all of that was taken away from me by Scientology," said Lang. Scientology's chairman of the board David Miscavige (pictured) has previously said it is longstanding Scientology policy that ill people are isolated and not in contact with the general public [341], The legal status of Scientology or Scientology-related organizations differs between jurisdictions. It's a mix of things unlike any other religious group out there. [25] In 1969, The Church of Scientology admitted to Hubbard's involvement with Parsons while claiming that Hubbard, a US Navy Officer, was "sent in to handle the situation". 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 … [181], A 2001 survey estimated that 55,000 people in the United States claimed to be Scientologists. According to Roy Wallis, "Scientology emerged as a religious commodity eminently suited to the contemporary market of postwar America." [170], Hubbard taught that psychiatrists were responsible for a great many wrongs in the world, saying that psychiatry has at various times offered itself as a tool of political suppression and "that psychiatry spawned the ideology which fired Hitler's mania, turned the Nazis into mass murderers, and created the Holocaust". [181] The organization includes some 5,000 of Scientology's most dedicated adherents, who work for low pay, and sign a billion-year contract. It appears in a letter by Eric Blair (known the world as George Orwell) to his friend, Jack Common, dated 16-February-38 (February 16, 1938), and was published in Collected Essays, Journalism and Letters of George Orwell, vol. [84][72], Also in 1951, Hubbard incorporated the electropsychometer (E-meter for short), a kind of electrodermal activity meter, as an auditing aid. 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It does not have the extreme violence associated with "dangerous cults." [141] To avoid this fate is Scientology's basic goal. [79][362] In 1958 however, the IRS started a review of the appropriateness of this status. [461][462] However, Hubbard wrote that hypnosis is a "wild variable", and compared parlor hypnosis to an atom bomb. [262] The head of the French Church of Scientology was convicted at the same trial and given a suspended one-year prison sentence.[263]. He later moved to a more religious approach to the human condition, which he called Scientology. [54][55], In the late 1940s, Hubbard practiced as a hypnotist and he worked in Hollywood posing as a swami. [454] According to the Encyclopedia of Community, Scientology "shows affinities with Buddhism and a remarkable similarity to first-century Gnosticism". [469] It is unknown whether Hubbard was aware of either prior usage of the word. Cookies and social media plugins allow us among other things to offer you the best possible user experience, to show you relevant messages and to collect statistical information regarding our website. Scientology is a twenty-first-century religion. He then recharacterized the subject as a religion and renamed it Scientology,[6][10][11] retaining the terminology, doctrines, and the practice of "auditing". [141] Eventually they lost their memory of their true nature, along with the associated spiritual and creative powers. [135], Many Scientologists avoid using the words "belief" or "faith" to describe how Hubbard's teachings impacts their lives. In "Operation Freakout", agents of the organization attempted to destroy Paulette Cooper, author of The Scandal of Scientology, an early book that had been critical of the movement. In plain English, the purpose of Scientology ethics is to eliminate opponents, then eliminate people's interests in things other than Scientology. [145] It teaches that increased spiritual awareness and physical benefits are accomplished through counseling sessions referred to as auditing. [240], It has been in conflict with the governments and police forces of many countries (including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada,[241] France[242] and Germany). These beliefs are based on written words by L. Ron Hubbard.A few other people have added, but almost all of it is his. "[257] As stated in Scientology doctrine: "The whole agonized future of this planet, every man, woman and child on it, and your own destiny for the next endless trillions of years depend on what you do here and now with and in Scientology. [467], The term scientology had been used in published works at least twice before Hubbard. Salt Lake City: Signature Press. [387] The IRS cited a statement frequently attributed to Hubbard that the way to get rich was to found a religion. Scientologists undergo auditing to discover sources of this trauma, believing that re-experiencing it neutralizes it and reinforces the ascendancy of the analytic mind, with the final goal believed to be achieving a spiritual state that Scientology calls "clear".[134]. Gallagher, Eugene V.; Ashcraft, W. Michael (2006). WHAT IS SCIENTOLOGY? [443] Hubbard's view of a mechanically functioning mind in particular finds close parallels in Durant's work on Spinoza. In 1983 the High Court of Australia ruled in a unanimous decision that the Church of Scientology was "undoubtedly a religion and deserving of tax exemption". [175], Excerpts and descriptions of OT materials were published online by a former member in 1995 and then circulated in mainstream media. [382], Scientology is not recognized as a religion in Canada. [207][360][361], In 1957, the Church of Scientology of California was granted tax-exempt status by the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and so, for a time, were other local branches of the organization. Scientology is a set of beliefs and practices invented by American author L. Ron Hubbard, and an associated movement. [429] Frenschkowski suggests that it was a biographical mistake to suggest that Hubbard only became interested in Scientology as a religion in 1954. On January 24, 1986, L. Ron Hubbard died at his ranch in Creston, California. [264] Among these documents was a plan to frame Gabe Cazares, the mayor of Clearwater, Florida, with a staged hit-and-run accident. Letter of April 10, 1953. [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". [152], Scientology uses an emotional classification system called the tone scale. [343] Scientology was legally recognized as a tax-exempt religion in South Africa,[344] Australia,[345] Sweden,[346] New Zealand,[347][348] Portugal,[349] and Spain. [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. [68] Rutgers scholar Beryl Satter says that "there was little that was original in Hubbard's approach", with much of the theory having origins in popular conceptions of psychology. The controversies involving the Church and its critics, some of them ongoing, include: Scientology social programs such as drug and criminal rehabilitation have likewise drawn both support and criticism. [447] Hubbard was friends with fellow science fiction writer A. E. van Vogt, who explored the implications of Korzybski's non-Aristotelian logic in works such as The World of Null-A, and Hubbard's view of the reactive mind has clear and acknowledged parallels with Korzybski's thought; in fact, Korzybski's "anthropometer" may have been what inspired Hubbard's invention of the E-meter. Nine individuals related to the case were prosecuted on charges of theft, burglary, conspiracy, and other crimes. [416], Regis Dericquesbourg writes about the efficacy of Scientology in imparting knowledge: "Scientology indeed not only brings knowledge, it also brings personal introspection through auditing, and transmission in upper levels is not merely reading texts: what is transmitted is experienced through a solo or duo auditing experience." [457][458], J. 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