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Church of Scientology

Dec 15, 2015 08:41AM ● Published by Bryan Scott

It all began in 1950, when L. Ron Hubbard published the first edition of the book “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.” Today, the book still holds the record as the all-time best seller on the subject of the human mind. Due to incredible demand when the book first came out, Hubbard continued his research into the human mind and spirit, culminating in over 40 million written and spoken words. 

The Church of Scientology came to Salt Lake City in 1966, and has operated from its Sugar  House location for over thirty years. All the words L. Ron Hubbard labored so diligently to provide have been faithfully preserved, and are available today in scores of courses in what the Church refers to as the Golden Age of Knowledge.

While most religions speak to beliefs and the living of one’s life in such a way as to prepare for an afterlife, Scientology concentrates much more on the here and now of living -- offering many solutions to the common problems faced by people in daily life today. They offer dozens of public services, but the most popular of them includes The Dianetics Seminar, which teaches the basic principles outlined in the book, “Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.” These principles are taught to a point of successful application, where participants actually give each other Dianetics counseling sessions. In these sessions, participants are able to address such difficulties as unwanted attitudes, emotions, sensations and pains stemming from the reactive mind. Another popular service is the Personal Efficiency Course, which explains how the more basic Scientology principles apply to daily living. The Purification Program is always in demand from those people who want to rid themselves of the effects of environmental toxins of all sorts.

L. Ron Hubbard once said, “Man has asked a great many questions about himself. Such questions are: ‘Who am I?’, ‘Where do I come from?’, ‘What is Death?’, [and] ‘Is there a Hereafter?’. Any child asks these questions, yet man has never had answers that long satisfied him ... So, without in any way condemning or scorning any man’s beliefs, Scientology arose from the ashes of a spiritless science and again asked—and answered—the eternal questions. That the answers have the force of Truth is attested by the results.”

You can drop by 1931 South 1100 East in Sugar House to see what the Church of Scientology is all about.  They are open seven days a week offering free films, introductory lectures, and public services, with a Sunday service each week, at 11:00 a.m. Many of the most often demanded subjects are also offered as free online courses at: http://www.volunteerministers.org 

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