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  1. 1. Scientology <ul><li>Theory of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Diana Dueñas, Julio Valdiviezo, Madelyne Velasco and Fausto Yerovi </li></ul><ul><li>Third Bac. Eng. Stadual Campinhas </li></ul>
  2. 2. What is scientology? <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is Scientology? <ul><li>Scientology addresses the spirit </li></ul><ul><li>The supreme primes of scientology, among others, are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Man is an immortal spiritual being. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His experience extends well beyond a single lifetime. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>His capabilities are unlimited, even if not presently realized. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is Scientology? <ul><li>The ultimate goal of Scientology is true spiritual enlightenment and freedom. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Origins
  6. 6. Background <ul><li>It comprises knowledge around 50 000 years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientology constitutes Man’s first real application of scientific methodology to spiritual questions. </li></ul><ul><li>Scientology is something one does </li></ul>
  7. 7. Origin of Scientology <ul><li>The source and Founder of the Scientology religion is L. Ron Hubbard . </li></ul><ul><li>Hubbard first developed dianetics . </li></ul><ul><li>The word Dianetics comes from the Greek words dia, meaning “through” and nous, meaning “mind or soul,” and is defined as “what the mind (or soul) is doing to the body.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Growth <ul><li>After the publication of Dianetics, schools were founded by different people around America. </li></ul><ul><li>In Arizona, Hubbard studied and discovered the human spirit, which later transformed into scientology. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Dianetics
  10. 10. Dianetics <ul><li>Dianetics is a methodology which can help alleviate unwanted sensations and emotions, irrational fears and psychosomatic illnesses (illnesses caused or aggravated by mental stress). </li></ul><ul><li>It is most accurately described as what the soul is doing to the body through the mind. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Principles of Dianetics <ul><li>The goal of life can be considered to be infinite survival. </li></ul><ul><li>Pain is caused by survival obstacles; pleasure is caused by survival promoters. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Principles of Dianetics <ul><li>The purpose of the mind is to solve problems relating to survival. </li></ul><ul><li>The mind records data using what are called mental image pictures. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Principles of Dianetics <ul><li>The time track is a very accurate record of a person’s past. </li></ul><ul><li>The mind uses these pictures to make decisions that promote survival. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Principles of Dianetics
  15. 15. Principles of Scientology
  16. 16. <ul><li>Man was neither his body nor his mind, </li></ul><ul><li>but a spiritual being. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Parts of Man <ul><li>Body </li></ul><ul><li>Mind </li></ul><ul><li>Thetan (soul) </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>A thetan is the person himself, not his body or his name or the physical universe, his mind or anything else. It is that which is aware of being aware; the identity which IS the individual. </li></ul><ul><li>He concluded that the thetan is able to leave the body and exist independent of the flesh. </li></ul>Thetan
  19. 19. The Eight Dynamics <ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Group survival </li></ul><ul><li>Species </li></ul><ul><li>Life forms </li></ul><ul><li>Physical universe </li></ul><ul><li>Spiritual Dynamic </li></ul><ul><li>Infinity </li></ul>
  20. 20. Emotional Tone Scale <ul><li>The Tone Scale plots emotions in an ascending or descending sequence. </li></ul><ul><li>Very few people are naturally at 4.0 on the Tone Scale. </li></ul><ul><li>A charitable average is probably around 2.8. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Emotional Tone Scale <ul><li>40.0 Serenity of Beingness </li></ul><ul><li>30.0 Postulates </li></ul><ul><li>22.0 Games </li></ul><ul><li>20.0 Action </li></ul><ul><li>8.0 Exhilaration </li></ul><ul><li>6.0 Aesthetic </li></ul><ul><li>4.0 Enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 Cheerfulness </li></ul><ul><li>3.3 Strong Interest </li></ul><ul><li>3.0 Conservatism </li></ul>
  22. 22. Emotional Tone Scale <ul><li>2.9 Mild Interest </li></ul><ul><li>2.8 Contented </li></ul><ul><li>2.6 Disinterested </li></ul><ul><li>2.5 Boredom </li></ul><ul><li>2.4 Monotony </li></ul><ul><li>2.0 Antagonism </li></ul><ul><li>1.9 Hostility </li></ul><ul><li>1.8 Pain </li></ul><ul><li>1.5 Anger </li></ul><ul><li>1.4 Hate </li></ul><ul><li>1.3 Resentment </li></ul><ul><li>1.2 No-sympathy </li></ul>
  23. 23. Emotional Tone Scale <ul><li>1.15 Unexpressed Resentment </li></ul><ul><li>1.1 Covert Hostility </li></ul><ul><li>1.02 Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>1.0 Fear </li></ul><ul><li>0.98 Despair </li></ul><ul><li>0.96 Terror </li></ul><ul><li>0.94 Numb </li></ul><ul><li>0.9 Sympathy </li></ul><ul><li>0.8 Propitiation </li></ul><ul><li>0.5 Grief </li></ul><ul><li>0.375 Making Amends </li></ul>
  24. 24. Emotional Tone Scale <ul><li>0.3 Undeserving </li></ul><ul><li>0.2 Self-abasement </li></ul><ul><li>0.1 Victim </li></ul><ul><li>0.07 Hopeless </li></ul><ul><li>0.05 Apathy </li></ul><ul><li>0.03 Useless </li></ul><ul><li>0.01 Dying </li></ul><ul><li>0.0 Body Death </li></ul>
  25. 25. The ARC triangle <ul><li>The ARC triangle consists of: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Affinity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The sum of these three elements is understanding. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Scope of Scientolofy <ul><li>It is possible for anyone not only to know himself, but also to gain control over life. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Practices of Scientology
  28. 28. Scientology Auditing <ul><li>Provides a precise route by which individuals may travel to higher levels of spiritual awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Its objective is to restore beingness and ability, by: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Helping individuals rid themselves of spiritual disabilities and increasing these spiritual abilities. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Scientology Auditing <ul><li>A person trained and qualified to better individuals through auditing is called an auditor.A person receiving auditing is called a preclear. </li></ul><ul><li>Auditing uses processes—exact sets of questions asked or directions to help a person locate areas of spiritual distress and improve their condition. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Scientology Training <ul><li>One becomes free through auditing, while training provides one the knowledge of how to remain so. </li></ul><ul><li>A Course Supervisor is present in each course room to assist Scientologists to attain full understanding of the material they are learning. </li></ul>
  31. 31. Scientology Training <ul><li>Training ranges from introductory courses to advanced, encompassing studies of the higher levels of scripture. </li></ul><ul><li>There are courses where one can learn to minister Scientology counseling as an auditor. </li></ul>
  32. 32. Scientology Ceremonies
  33. 33. Sunday Service <ul><li>Each Sunday, the Church’s Chaplain or another minister conducts a weekly service, which is also open to nonmembers. </li></ul><ul><li>A typical Scientology sermon may address the idea that a person is a spiritual being, the eight dynamics, the Axioms or the Creed of the Church. </li></ul>
  34. 34. Ceremonies <ul><li>Scientology congregations celebrate weddings and namings with their own formal ceremonies and mark the passing of their fellows with funeral rites. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chaplain often conducts these ceremonies. </li></ul>