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Scientology (a word meaning "the study of knowing" as it is comprised of "scio" which means "knowing" in Latin, and "logos" which means "study of" in Greek) is a monotheistic religion that was founded in 1952 CE by Mr. Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, followed by the founding of the Church of Scientology in 1954 CE by a group of Scientologists who were dedicated to the philosophy and appreciated the research that Mr. Hubbard developed.

Deities:   Supernatural agents:   Beliefs:   Traditions:
  • Theta (the universal life force)
  • Thetans (everlasting spirits, a.k.a., souls)
  • Xenu (an alien who, 75 million years ago when he was dictator of the Galactic Confederacy, relocated massive populations of souls from among 76 planets)
  • Pre-birth and continuous re-births after death
  • Suffering is caused by the human spirit being trapped in the universe, but this suffering can be alleviated through spiritual awareness
  • Freeing oneself is not possible without trying to free others
  • Xenu is living in a prison behind a force-field powered by an eternal battery after being overthrown by the loyal officers he once had control over
  • Auditing
  • Training
  • Prayer for total freedom

After serving as a Navy Lieutenant in World War II, Mr. Hubbard commenced research intended to gain a better understanding of the human mind after observing the detrimental effects violence has on many people.  His research lead him to helping hundreds of people, including himself, and then publishing the book, "Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health," which was a tremendous success (but he still had questions).

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