Fundamental to Scientology is a view of Man as a spiritual being. In Scientology, the spiritual being is called the thetan. The term is taken from the Greek letter theta for “thought” or “life” or “the spirit.” It is used to avoid confusion with previous concepts of the soul. The thetan is immortal and has lived—and will continue to live—through countless lifetimes. One is a thetan who has a mind and who occupies a body. The thetan animates the body and uses the mind.

Also fundamental to Scientology is a view of life as compartmentalized into urges (drives, impulses) toward survival. These are called the dynamics and number eight in all.

The First Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as one’s self. Here we have individuality expressed fully. This can be called the Self Dynamic.

The Second Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as a sexual activity. This dynamic actually has two divisions. Second Dynamic (a) is the sexual act itself. And the Second Dynamic (b) is the family unit, including the rearing of children. This can be called the Sex Dynamic.

The Third Dynamic—is the urge toward existence in groups of individuals. Any group, or part of an entire class, could be considered to be a part of the Third Dynamic. The school, the society, the town, the nation are each part of the Third Dynamic and each one is a Third Dynamic. This can be called the Group Dynamic.

The Fourth Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as or of Mankind. Whereas one race would be considered a Third Dynamic, all the races would be considered the Fourth Dynamic. This can be called the Mankind Dynamic.

The Fifth Dynamic—is the urge toward existence of the animal kingdom. This includes all living things, whether vegetable or animal, the fish in the sea, the beasts of the field or of the forest, grass, trees, flowers or anything directly and intimately motivated by life. This can be called the Animal Dynamic.

The Sixth Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as the physical universe. The physical universe is composed of Matter, Energy, Space and Time. In Scientology we take the first letter of each of these words and coin a word—MEST. This can be called the Universe Dynamic.

The Seventh Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as or of spirits. Anything spiritual, with or without identity, would come under the heading of the Seventh Dynamic. This can be called the Spiritual Dynamic.

The Eighth Dynamic—is the urge toward existence as infinity. This is also identified as the Supreme Being. This is called the Eighth Dynamic because the symbol of infinity, ∞, stood upright makes the numeral 8. This can be called the Infinity or God Dynamic.

Scientologists usually call these by number.

A further manifestation of these dynamics is that they could best be represented as a series of concentric circles, wherein the First Dynamic would be the center and each new dynamic would be successively a circle outside it. The idea of space expanding enters into these dynamics.

The basic characteristic of the individual includes his ability to so expand into the other dynamics. But when the Seventh Dynamic is reached in its entirety, one will only then discover the true Eighth Dynamic.

As an example of use of these dynamics, one discovers that a baby at birth is not perceptive beyond the First Dynamic. But as the child grows and interests extend, the child can be seen to embrace other dynamics.

As a further example of use, a person who is incapable of operating on the Third Dynamic is incapable at once of being a part of a team and so might be said to be incapable of a social existence.

As a further comment upon the Eight Dynamics, no one of these dynamics from one to seven is more important than any other one of them in terms of orienting the individual. While the dynamics are not of equal importance, one to the next, the ability of an individual to assume the beingness, doingness and havingness of each dynamic is an index to his ability to live.

The abilities and shortcomings of individuals can be understood by viewing their participation in the various dynamics.



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L. Ron Hubbard began his studies of the mind and spirit in 1923, resulting in a manuscript entitled “Excalibur” in 1938. It was in this unpublished work that the word Scientology first appeared to describe what Mr. Hubbard termed “the study of knowing how to know.” He decided against publishing the book for the fact, “‘Excalibur’ did not contain any therapy of any kind but was simply a discussion of the composition of life.” Consequently, “I decided to go further.”

That “going further” resulted in Dianetics, a subject which was introduced into the much broader field of Scientology to provide an actual “therapy” easily applied by the man in the street. Thus, in 1947, he wrote a manuscript detailing the core discoveries of Dianetics. Although not published at the time, the manuscript was circulated among friends and colleagues, who copied it and passed it on to others. (This work was eventually published in 1951 as Dianetics: The Original Thesis.)

As copies of the manuscript continued circulating, Mr. Hubbard began receiving a flood of letters requesting further information. Indeed, he soon found himself spending all his time answering letters and decided to write a comprehensive text on the subject—Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

Published on May 9th, 1950, it sparked a storm of popular enthusiasm, and immediately hit the New York Times bestseller list where it remained for 28 consecutive weeks. As such, it was the biggest selling book on the mind ever written, and remains so today. Contained within was the discovery of the reactive mind—the hidden source of nightmares, unreasonable fears, upsets and insecurity.

Yet L. Ron Hubbard never considered Dianetics an end to his research but, rather, a steppingstone to the discovery and isolation of a long-illusive life source. And indeed, the techniques of Dianetics provided the means by which practitioners soon began discoveringpast lives. Pressing application and research even further came the accomplishment of what is known as exteriorization—demonstrating the spirit was indeed separable from the body and mind: The Scientology religion was born.

Thereafter, L. Ron Hubbard delved ever deeper into the spiritual nature of Man, documenting his discoveries in thousands of recorded lectures, films, articles and books.

While to present those discoveries, he literally circumnavigated the globe and so Churches of Scientology opened on four continents—headquartered at his long-term residence in southern England.

Through ensuing years, L. Ron Hubbard continued advancing the subject until his passing in 1986.

His legacy comprises tens of millions of published words, recorded lectures and films, while with over 250 million copies of his books and lectures in circulation, he has inspired a movement spanning all continents and all cultures.



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Scientology Missions reach out into their communities to provide help where most needed and to bring new people into contact with Scientology and encourage their spiritual advancement through the higher levels of the religion. Missions minister basic Scientology religious services including the lower levels of auditing and introductory training.

Missions often are established in parts of the world that are new to Scientology, where they engage in missionary and dissemination activities on a broad scale. Scientology missions are located across the United States and from Russia to India, Canada to Chile and Ghana to Malaysia.


Scientology Missions International (SMI) is the mother church for all missions. SMI, with international headquarters in Los Angeles, California, provides guidance, help and direction for existing, new and forming missions through a global network of continental offices.



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Scientology certainly meets all three criteria generally used by religious scholars around the world to determine religiosity: (1) a belief in some Ultimate Reality, such as the Supreme or eternal truth that transcends the here and now of the secular world; (2) religious practices directed toward understanding, attaining or communing with this Ultimate Reality; and (3) a community of believers who join together in pursuing this Ultimate Reality.

The Scientology view of an Ultimate Reality transcending the material world includes its concepts of the thetan and the dynamics which include the spiritual world (the Seventh Dynamic) and the Supreme Being (the Eighth Dynamic). The second element can be found in Scientology life-rite ceremonies such as namingmarriage and funeral services, but predominantly in the religious services of auditing and training through which Scientologists increase their spiritual awareness and attain an

understanding of both the spiritual world and, ultimately, the Supreme Being. As to the third element, a very vital community of believers can be found at any Church of Scientology at almost any time of the day.

Scientology is thus a religion in the most traditional sense of the term. Scientology helps Man become more aware of his own spiritual nature and that of those around him, and, hence, more aware of God.

Scientology carries forward a religious tradition extending ten thousand years and embraces truths found in the oldest sacred texts of the Hindu Veda and the wisdom of Buddhism.

Scientology holds in common with all great religions the dream of peace on Earth and salvation for Man. What is new about Scientology is that it offers a precise path for bringing about spiritual improvement in the here and now and a way to accomplish it with absolute certainty.

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Meet a Scientologist: Phra, Buddhist Monk

Scientologists come from diverse lands, cultures and backgrounds. They are doctors, educators, inventors, athletes, actors, musicians, students, photographers, business owners and more.

To understand how practicing Scientology has impacted their lives, it is best to hear directly from them. So we present the opportunity to “Meet a Scientologist” with a series of short documentaries profiling the lives and careers of Church members. This is Phra, Buddhist Monk

Watch the video series here Meet a Scientologist Video

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Most definitely. In Scientology, the concept of God is expressed as the Eighth Dynamic—the urge toward existence as infinity. This is also identified as the Supreme Being. As the Eighth Dynamic, the Scientology concept of God rests at the very apex of universal survival. As L. Ron Hubbard wrote in Science of Survival:

“No culture in the history of the world, save the thoroughly depraved and expiring ones, has failed to affirm the existence of a Supreme Being. It is an empirical observation that men without a strong and lasting faith in a Supreme Being are less capable, less ethical and less valuable to themselves and society….A man without an abiding faith is, by observation alone, more of a thing than a man.”

Unlike religions with Judeo-Christian origins, the Church of Scientology has no set dogma concerning God that it imposes on its members. As with all its tenets, Scientology does not ask individuals to accept anything on faith alone. Rather, as one’s level of spiritual awareness increases through participation in Scientology auditing and training, one attains his own certainty of every dynamic. 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.



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Absolutely not. Scientology holds no such belief. Any suggestion otherwise is as absurd as asserting that those of the Christian faith believe themselves descended from aliens because they believe there is a Heaven.

Some of the information one finds on the Internet concerning Scientology religious beliefs is a mixture of misstatements, distortions and outright lies designed to twist Scientology theology. These scurrilous statements, issued by the “Internet fringe,” are not only patently untrue, they are intentionally designed to ridicule Scientologists and denigrate their actual religious beliefs.



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What is Dianetics technology?

The word Dianetics comes from the Greek dia, meaning “through” and nous, meaning “soul”, and is defined as “what the soul is doing to the body.” Dianetics is a methodology which can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses (illnesses caused or aggravated by mental stress). It is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind.





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Is your marriage on the rocks? 

Are the two of you constantly at odds?

What can you do about it? 

Come to our Salvaging a Marriage course. What you’ll learn on this course: 

~The three elements common to every relationship that you can use to build a lasting and prosperous marriage.

~How to resolve the common source of upsets between husband and wife. 

~The reason marriage partners decide to separate – and the tools to remedy it. 

Classes are starting up everyday. Call Carl (650) 868-6770.

We are located at:
234 Marshall St. #5
Redwood City, CA 94063
Mon-Fri 7pm -9:30pm
Sat- 10am-3pm

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The Way to Happiness public service announcements produced by the Church of Scientology, one PSA for each of the 21 precepts of the book, reach millions on a global scale.

The videos capture the essence of each precept, dramatically illustrating them so they can be understood by anyone. By raising awareness of why these precepts are essential to happiness and a better life, the PSAs help to shift attitudes and change viewpoints.

Although specifically created for an audience spanning preteen to early 20s, the PSAs have universal appeal and are appropriate for all ages.

The Way to Happiness public service announcements are seen by more than 20 million viewers yearly.

The Way to Happiness PSAs air in police stations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and other cities across South Africa, as part of a program to curb crime.
The series regularly plays in shopping malls, airports, train stations, city buses, sports stadiums, concert halls, schools, community centers and cinemas. They are broadcast on hundreds of television stations, reaching more than 20 million viewers yearly. A sampling of their use reflects their universal appeal:

The “Culture Palace” in Ekaterinburg in Russia shows The Way to Happiness PSAs in their entrance hall and mezzanine.

In Guatemala, the PSAs have screened daily on national television to half a million people each airing.

In Venezuela, 28 Caracas movie theaters screened the PSAs for four months. The Caracas Airport has played them in passenger waiting areas for two years.

In Costa Rica, a Way to Happiness lecture series featuring the PSAs was delivered to hundreds of medical professionals and surgeons.


“Since implementing the Way to Happiness program last school year, we have documented decreases in the areas of negative behavior, blatant disrespect and aggressive behavior and attitudes. We have documented increases in mutual respect and tolerance for individual differences in others, common concern for others, an understanding of the importance of giving, and healthy competition.”
—School Principal, U.S.

“The Way to Happiness achieves marvelous results. It supplies solid, practical methods for solving the problems students face while growing up, by giving them the clear-cut difference between right and wrong.”
—School Principal, Pakistan

“The crime statistics for major crime in this area have been considerably down for each of the first four months of the year. With the tool of The Way to Happiness, we are winning and we will have a final victory over the degradation that surrounds us.”
—Neighborhood Improvement Association Director, U.S.


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“Scientology can, and does, change human behavior for the better. It puts the individual under the control of himself — where he belongs. Scientology can, and does, increase human intelligence. By the most exact tests known, it has been proven that Scientology can greatly increase intelligence in an individual. And Scientology can do other things. It can reduce reaction time and it can pull the years off one’s appearance. But there is no intention here to give a list of all it can do. It is a science of life and it works. It adequately handles the basic rules of life and it brings order into chaos.”

— L. Ron Hubbard, The Problems of Work

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Answers to Drugs Course Overview

To say that drugs have become the major affliction of society is not stating the situation too strongly. No sector of life is untouched by this epidemic. Crime and violence are the most obvious byproducts, but amorality, aborted educations and, indeed, ruined lives are no less serious and just as widespread.

And the problem is not limited to street drugs; the effects of medical and psychiatric drugs, whether painkillers, tranquilizers or “antidepressants,” are as disastrous.

L. Ron Hubbard addressed this problem, not with the objective of resolving the physical ills of individuals but as a continuation of his quest to free Man as a spirit and handle, along this route, any barrier that needed to be resolved. Drugs were such a barrier.

Until Mr. Hubbard developed a workable drug rehabilitation program, there was no solution. Psychiatric-inspired programs had many more failures than successes and some only created worse addictions. Other people, more well-intentioned, found that good intentions weren’t enough. They lacked a technology that worked.

Mr. Hubbard’s program provides that technology. From helping the person discover why he took drugs in the first place, to eliminating the mental and spiritual damage done by drugs, to detoxifying the body of long-term drug residues, to providing the person with tools that will enable him to stay off drugs for good, it is without doubt the most thorough and effective program in the world. Today, for the first time, as hundreds of thousands will attest, those addicted to drugs and alcohol can free themselves of this tyranny and face life with renewed vigor and hope. This course contains some of the elementary principles of this program and provides the first real understanding of substance abuse problems.

Contact us for more information and how to get started.

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Communication Course Overview

“A man is as alive as he can communicate,” L. Ron Hubbard wrote. And communication is a facet of life which he explored very deeply indeed, ultimately writing hundreds of thousands of words about this vital subject. Communication skills are essential in any sphere of human interaction. In fact, when all is said and done, on whatever level, communication is the sole activity all people share.

The benefits of effective communication are too numerous to list, for they enhance all aspects of life from the personal to the professional. The ability to communicate is vital to the success of any endeavor.

In this course you will learn what good communication consists of and how to recognize the bad, what the component parts of communication are and how to utilize them, and why more communication, not less, brings the individual greater freedom.

Also included in this course are numerous drills that Mr. Hubbard developed which improve one’s communication level and have great practical application to life. A thorough understanding of this data will provide you with tools you can use forever.

Contact us to get started!

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The Key to Self-Confidence

Do you want to go forward and expand in life and believe in yourself? Do you not speak out as much as you feel you should? Do you get self-conscious in certain social situations? Do you want to be more assertive and decisive?

Come to our class. This class will show you the secret to becoming more confident in yourself, and you will feel more calm and certain in your life. 

The class is approximately 2 weeks long, and it will change your life! Call (650) 868-6770. 

Ask for Carl. 

We are located at:
234 Marshall St. #5
Redwood City, CA 94063
Mon-Fri 7pm -9:30pm
Sat- 10am-3pm

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“Ideas and not battles mark the forward progress of Mankind. Individuals and not masses form the culture of the race. On a lesser scale, actors and other artists work continually to give tomorrow a new form. Hollywood makes a picture which strikes the public fancy and tomorrow we have girls made up like a star, walking along the streets of the small towns of America. A Hollywood interior decorator dresses a set which takes the eye of the American audience and tomorrow that set is seen as the apartments of Miami Beach and other resorts. A culture is as rich and as capable of surviving as it has imaginative artists, skilled men of science, a high ethic level, workable government, land and natural resources, in about that order of importance.”

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Scientology: Scio (Latin) “knowing, in the fullest sense of the word,” logos (Greek) “study of.” Thus Scientology means “knowing how to know.”

Scientology is a twenty-first-century religion. It comprises a vast body of knowledge extending from certain fundamental truths, and prime among those truths: Man is a spiritual being endowed with abilities well beyond those which he normally envisions. He is not only able to solve his own problems, accomplish his goals and gain lasting happiness, but he can achieve new states of awareness he may never have dreamed possible.

In one form or another, all great religions have held the hope of spiritual freedom—a condition free of material limitations and misery. The question has always been, however, how does one reach such a state, particularly while still living amidst a frantic and often overwhelming society?

Although modern life seems to pose an infinitely complex array of problems, Scientology maintains that the solutions to those problems are basically simple and within every man’s reach. Difficulties with communication and interpersonal relationships, nagging insecurities, self-doubt and despair—each man innately possesses the potential to be free of these and many other concerns.

Scientology offers a pathway to greater freedom.


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How to help an ill person get better class

Do you live with an ill or injured person? Does anyone in your family suffer for bad health in some way?

You should come to this class if you want to learn specific things to help them. 

This class is very practical. You learn specific hands-on techniques to help an ill or injured person recover faster. This is not medical training, and no medical or nursing experiences are required to learn these techniques.

Call (650) 868-6770. 

Ask for Carl. 

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In answer to escalating crime and violence through the latter 1960s and early 1970s, L. Ron Hubbard founded the Volunteer Minister program. It was designed to provide practical tools for engendering understanding and compassion. Moreover, those tools were expressly conceived for use by Scientologists and non-Scientologists alike. Thus was born a broad-based movement of individuals from all walks of life dedicated to providing on-site assistance to communities around the world.

Through the last 30 years, Scientology Volunteer Ministers have provided aid and emergency services at more than 128 worst-case disaster sites. Today, they are among the world’s most recognized independent relief organizations, and have trained tens of thousands of new volunteers on their methods of bringing help in the worst of times and conditions.

As L. Ron Hubbard wrote, “A Scientology Volunteer Minister is a person who helps his fellow man on a volunteer basis by helping restore purpose, truth and spiritual values to the lives of others. A Scientology Volunteer Minister does not shut his eyes to the pain, evil and injustice of existence.”

Volunteer Ministers live by the motto that “Something can be done about it.”

Volunteer Ministers have been involved in disaster relief efforts all over the world. This includes a corps hundreds strong at Ground Zero within hours of the 9/11 tragedy, more than 500 volunteers from 11 nations in Southeast Asia in the wake of the tsunami, over 900 Volunteer Ministers attending to victims in Louisiana and Mississippi in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and Rita and in the Haiti earthquake disaster, the Church of Scientology and its parishoners flew in plane loads of much-needed medical and food supplies. In addition they brought in hundreds of medical professionals and Volunteer Ministers to help Haitians cope with their losses and rebuild their lives.

Volunteer Ministers have also trained and partnered with over 500 different groups, organizations and agencies around the world including the Red Cross, FEMA, National Guard, Army Cadets, Salvation Army, Boy Scouts, Rotary Clubs, civil defense and disaster management agencies, YMCAs, police and fire departments of dozens of cities and towns and hundreds more national and regional groups and organizations.

There are over 200,000 Scientology Volunteer Ministers, making it one of the largest relief organizations in the world. And in the last ten years alone they have helped over ten million people.

They are trained to respond in times of major disaster and personal crisis. They are proficient in LRH Tech and have solutions for 19 areas, from marriage counseling and conflict resolution to alleviating emotional trauma. Whether providing immediate and effective assistance to the victims and the emergency workers in the aftermath of an earthquake or helping a failing student learn to read, the Volunteer Ministers’ only reward is knowing that they helped.

There are eighteen continental Volunteer Ministers traveling centers, (marquee yellow tents), that have toured through over 100 countries cover hundreds of thousands of miles, including a Volunteer Minister’s barge traveling up the Amazon River, to centers traveling throughout West and Central Africa, and a traveling center in the outback of Australia.

Our 135 regional Volunteer Ministers traveling centers, (yellow tents), managed by every central Church of Scientology in the world, have toured throughout their city or town helping hundreds of thousands yearly.


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Seminars + Counseling = Total Life Improvement

We are a non-profit organization serving the Bay Area for over 20 years now. We have found that the perfect solution to stress, anxiety, unhappiness, and depression is a series of life improvement seminars and classes plus counseling for your specific personal issues. The combination of high quality seminars, classes, and counseling will lift you to a level of happiness you have never experienced before in life.

We are not boasting. We have over 20 years of experience and literally thousands of case histories to prove this claim. 

We don’t believe in taking medications for emotional issues, so if you don’t believe in taking pills for stress either, you’ll love us. We will help you to regain the happiness and energy you once had, and then help you improve your confidence and communication skills. The result is that our classes, seminars, and counseling combined will help you reach your personal, romantic, and career goals.

Our classes are available 7 days a week. Our counselors are available by appointment. If you are interested in a free introductory seminar, or if you are interested in a free one-on-one consultation call Carl at (650) 868-6770. You are welcome to check us out. We are confident that you will like us since our staff are composed of very friendly and helpful people.

We are located at:
234 Marshall St. #5
Redwood City, CA 94063
Mon-Fri 7pm -9:30pm
Sat- 10am-3pm

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How much can Man conquer?

“There is a higher goal, a better goal, a more glorious victory than gutted towns and radiation-burned dead. There is freedom and happiness and plenty and a whole Universe to be won.
“He who would not see it is far from worthy to rule. He who would indulge his hates is too insane to advise.
“How much can Man conquer? He loses if he conquers Man. He wins if he conquers his own fears and conquers then the stars.”
— L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

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