Church of Scientology
Aug 04, 2016 01:59PM
● By Bryan Scott
Church of Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard was never afraid to ask the “unanswerable” questions that Man has asked a great many times about himself. Such questions as who am I, where did I come from, what is death, is there a hereafter? Any person asks these questions, yet Man has never had answers that long satisfied him. Hubbard, however, was also determined to find some answers. So, without in any way condemning or scoring 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.
On that quest for truth L. Ron Hubbard published the first edition of the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health in 1950 as a new system to deal with the spiritual, emotional, and mental troubles of something called “the reactive mind.”
The reactive mind, Mr. Hubbard found is the sum total of all pain and unconscious experience of the mind that reacts on a stimulus-response basis to environmental factors. It causes such problems as irrational fears, psychosomatic pain, unwanted attitudes or emotions, or habits. Negative results of the reactive mind are highly individual, but the way Mr. Hubbard found to handle the reactive mind, as outlined in Dianetics, can be applied to anyone seeking to find truth for him or herself.
In fact, one of the most popular programs Scientology offers is The Dianetics Seminar. Participants can learn and apply the basic principles outlined in Dianetics so that they not only handle unwanted attitudes, emotions, sensations, and pains stemming from “the reactive mind” in their own lives, but they help someone else handle those unwelcome feelings and sensations in themselves.
The Dianetics Seminar is just one of the many services offered at the Church of Scientology at 1931 South 1100 East. People from all over the Salt Lake area come, seeking solutions to the common problems faced by people in daily life today. By providing a number of seminars, classes, lectures and public services on rehabilitating the spirit of man, the Church of Scientology, Salt Lake City, is open to anyone who wants to know more about themselves and others.
For example, The Personal Efficiency Course teaches how the basics of Scientology apply to the daily life. The Purification Program helps participants to rid themselves of past drug residues and other environmental toxins.
The Church of Scientology holds Sunday services at 11 a.m. and the building is open to visitors from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends.
Visitors can expect access to written materials, individual consultations, free seminars or a free personality assessment dedicated to spiritual self-improvement.
The Church of Scientology came to Salt Lake City in 1966 and has operated from its Sugar House location since the 1980s. For more information, please call 801-485-9992.