Tuesday, August 31, 2004


What is AOSH EU? (or AOSHEU) you may ask.

If you follow my blog, you know I write often about the Scientology religion.

AOSH EU is a very important part of it.

First, to define it. the "AO" in AOSH EU stands for "Advanced Organization".

Although there are Scientology churches and missions throughout Europe and all over the world, the highest levels of spiritual discover in Scientology applied religious philosophy are only available at Advanced Organizations.

The "SH" in AOSHEU stands for "Saint Hill".

To establish a central training, management and dissemination point, Mr. Hubbard and his family moved to Saint Hill Manor in East Grinstead, Sussex, England in 1959.

In 1961 Mr. Hubbard launched the Saint Hill Special Briefing Course: the most comprehensive single auditor training service in Scientology. It contains the largest, broadest body of information on the subject of human behavior, the mind, life and spirituality that has ever been available.

So the SH of "AOSH EU" stands for Saint Hill.

And, of course, EU stands for "Europe"

There is another AOSH in Sydney Australia, and in Los Angeles there is an AO (AOLA) and a Saint Hill (Saint Hill Day for parishioners who undertake a full-time study of Scientology courses, and Saint Hill Foundation which provides training and auditing for those pursuing their Scientology studies at night and on the weekend).

Advanced Organization services and Saint Hill services are also available at the Flag Service Organization in Clearwater, Florida.

To begin with, did you know that over 46 languages are spoken in the various nations of Europe?

In the Scientology religion, the main practices (training and spiritual counseling) involve study of the works of L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of the Scientology religion.

This means the tremendous task of translation of these works into all the languages needed by parishioners in the area, and training those who will minister these services in the churches.

AOSHEU plays a major part in this.

For more information on AOSH EU:

The No-Drugs Blog
AOSH EU - Продвинутая Организация и Сент-Хилл Европы
L. Ron Hubbard blog
Fortgeschrittenen Organisation für Europa - AOSH EU
L'Organisation avancée d'Europe - AOSH EU
Scientology on Two Coasts blog

Sunday, August 29, 2004

Two of my favorite things converged last week, and I just found out about it tonight.

Anne McCaffrey received a lifetime achievement award from an L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award

"The milestone 20th Anniversary L.Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards have been conferred on winners of the internationally-acclaimed 2003 Writers and illustrators of the Future Contests for new and aspiring writers and illustrators of speculative fiction - - representing countries from the United States and The Netherlands, Panama and Croatia --- in landmark ceremonies at Hollywood’s storied Beverly Hills Hotel.

"Hollywood CA (PRWEB) August 24, 2004 -- The Achievement Awards event also honored world famous fantasy and science fiction author Anne McCaffrey, creator of The Dragonriders of Pern Saga and a judge of the Writers of the Future contest virtually since the outset, with this years coveted L. Ron Hubbard Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Arts.

"The milestone 20th Anniversary L.Ron Hubbard Achievement Awards have been conferred on winners of the internationally acclaimed 2003 Writers and illustrators of the Future Contests for new and aspiring writers and illustrators of speculative fiction -- representing countries from the United States and The Netherlands, Panama and Croatia...."

More Information on Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey Teacher Resource File
Anne McCaffrey Bibliography
The Dragon Lady: An Anne McCaffrey fanlisting

More Information on L. Ron Hubbard

L. Ron Hubbard - Literary Correspondence
L. Ron Hubbard The Founder of Scientology
ePolitix.com - Hubbard Foundation
Alibris: L Ron Hubbard

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Conventional Protest

Interesting story on Leslie Cagan, the organizer of the planned anti-Bush protest which the New York State Supreme Court is trying to stop.

I myself can't understand the point of having a Republican convention (or a Democratic convention this year for that matter) when there is no purpose for its convening - the candidates have been selected, even their running mates are set. What are we watching? Why that incredible expense?

Imagine if all the money that was spend on these two conventions were channeled instead into effective programs to handle drugs, crime and iliteracy. What if it was used to educate children in areas like Rowanda, feed kids in the Sudan, provide grants for small businesses in Ghana. What positive good it could have accomplished.

Le Petit Prince Trouvé?


A "SUPER-Earth" has been discovered orbiting a star about 50 light years away.

European astronomers sighted the planet orbiting a Sun-like star, mu Arae, in a southern constellation called the Altar and which is bright enough to be seen with the naked eye.

The unnamed world, which whizzes around mu Arae in just 9.5 days, is the smallest of about 125 so-called extrasolar planets that have been detected so far.

Most extrasolar planets spotted so far are about the size of Jupiter. "

"This planet is far smaller, with a mass only 14 times that of the Earth. It appears to be a rocky planet with a gassy atmosphere and orbits in a balmy region.

"However, there is the tantalising question as to whether it lies within the "Goldilocks Zone" -- a distance from its star that is not too hot, not too cold, just right to sustain life. - AFP

Ou est mon baobab et ma rose?

New Breakthrough in Electronics?

This little article could be a major breakthrough. A minor mention in the indy news today. I wonder the ramifications it will have 2 years from now on the entire electronics industry.

More Scientology Links

And for my favorite hobby - finding cool links about the Scientology religion, here's a page I just stumbled across. Great selection of links.
Another one on Mr. David Miscavige(one of my favorites)
And here's a terrific speech by the President of the Church of Scientology of Washington D.C.

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The Church of Scientology in Clearwater has been getting some great coverage in the St. Petersburg times.

Here are the best articles - really fair and balanced media that gives the facts about how much members of the Church of Scientology help the community.

Tampabay: About Scientology

Tampabay: Scientology's town

Tampabay: Four key Scientologists

St. Petersburg Times: The man behind Scientology

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I think Youth for Human Rights is a terrific group and a wonderful program.

I am sure that by educating youth on the importance of real communication among races, ethnic groups and countries and affirmaing the rights of each individual, as held by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we can accomplish peace.

I see that Youth for Human Rights has just held a summit at the United Nations.

Here's some information on the event, from the Youth for Human Rightsweb site:

"The colorful event was held in an assembly room of the United Nations. Delegates arrived bearing their national flags and wearing satin sashes with the name of their countries.

"Dr. Pouran Ameli, President of the American-Iranian Friendship Association, opened the event, commending the delegates, Youth for Human Rights International and the Human Rights Department of the Church of Scientology International for their efforts to teach human rights to young people.

"Mr. Graig Mokhiber, Deputy Director of the US Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, told the delegates that the United Nations looks to youth to bring increased sanity and stability to the world, and that the UN wants to work with young people to achieve this purpose.

"Also speaking were the Director of Youth for Human Rights International, Mary Shuttleworth, and YHRI celebrity spokesperson Lynsey Bartilson, star of the popular American TV series, 'Grounded for Life.'

"Two delegates who recently met with the presidents of their nation, Natasha Jain of India and Fay O’Choa of Guyana, then spoke about what they would like to accomplish for human rights in their countries.
Natasha said that someday she hopes to found the first L. Ron Hubbard School of Human Rights in India."

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Dan and Pam Blehert are two Scientologists I really admire. They are both artists - she is a painter and both are poets, and their honesty and idealism is as refreshing as it is contageous.

Here are some of their sites:

Scientology, a Modern Religion. This is a brief statement about Scientology, and a list of their recommended sites. I've read through them and I agree they are excellent sources of information on Scientology.

Words & Pictures -Site of Pam and Dean Blehert: This is their main site - full of interesting and useful information. Dean's poems are quite inspirational. Pam gives great on-line art lessons. It's updated regularly and always has something new to enjoy.

Waterbug: This is Pam's blog, which she updates regularly with her poetry.

That't it for my Blehert fan club for today.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Help in Wake of Hurricane Charley

I found this in the news today. I'm so proud of my friends in Clearwater who are pitching in and helping in this relief effort.

They were just spared from devastation themselves by less than 100 miles, and fortunately there are lots of Scientology volunteer ministers in Clearwater who could be mobilized to help their neighbors.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Help at Florida Disaster Site
One center is in Port Charlotte, where a team of 20 volunteers are distributing supplies, such as ice, water, food, toiletries, tarps (to cover holes in houses), etc. Another team went directly to the hardest hit area of Punta Gorda and set up a similar food and supply distribution center.

Scientology Volunteer Ministers Help at Florida Disaster Site
One center is in Port Charlotte, where a team of 20 volunteers are distributing supplies, such as ice, water, food, toiletries, tarps (to cover holes in houses), etc. Another team went directly to the hardest hit area of Punta Gorda and set up a similar food and supply distribution center.

If you wish to volunteer your time to help the residents of these areas, or if you have supplies you wish to donate, please contact either Judy Fagerman at (727) 410-6921 or Ayal Lindeman at (813) 416-4888.

Churches of Scientology around the world founded the Volunteer Ministers program in 1976. It works in coordination the Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) and other national disaster relief organizations to provide help whenever and wherever help is needed.

As L. Ron Hubbard once said: “A being is only as valuable as he can serve others.”

Scientology Volunteer Ministers are doing just that.

company: Church of Scientology Flag Service Organization
contact person: Pat Harney
e-mail: coscw@scientology.org
phone: (727) 445-4338
site: http://www.scientology-fso.org

Monday, August 16, 2004

Mr. David Miscavige was one of the speakers at the Scientology Celebrity Centre International Gala, held last week.

Mr. Miscavige is an inspiration to all Scientologists. His dedication and skill and the level of professionalism he shows in all his work is a real model for me.

What gives me pause is to see how dedicated men and women like him are so intent to help other.

The best example, of course, is L. Ron Hubbard. When you really start to read and listen to his books and taped lectures it is so incredible what this one man did to help his fellow man. He could have bowed out after writing Dianetics. That in itself, and the miracles it produces when used, is enough to have qualified him as one of the true humanitarians of all time, but despite constant abuse in the press and relentless pressure from vested interests L. Ron Hubbard continued his work until he was satisfied it was actually done, and he had discovered and codified everything that was needed to help all beings attain spiritual freedom.

I encourage anyone who really wants to help others, or has a goal to increase their own awareness and spirituality, to go to the Scientology church and find out what Scientology really is. And if you can't get to a Scientology church or a mission or group, then do a Dianetics extension course online. One is available at The Dianetics Home Page

I pulled together a list of sites that have information on David Miscavige, including non-English sites, to provide some more information on this extraordinary man.

David Miscavige - Danish Profile
David Miscavige - Dutch Profile
David Miscavige - Greek Profile
David Miscavige - Hebrew Profile
David Miscavige - Hungarian (Magyar) Profile
David Miscavige - Japanese Profile
David Miscavige - Norwegian Profile
David Miscavige - Portuguese Profile
David Miscavige - Russian Profile
David Miscavige - Swedish Profile
David Miscavige - Taiwanese Profile
David Miscavige - French Profile
David Miscavige - German Profile
David Miscavige - Italian Profile
David Miscavige - Spanish Profile

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

I really admire the founding Dianeticists and Scientologists, and wish I could have been there at the start.

It was a frantic, adventurous time, with new developements happening on a daily basis - lots of confusion, lots of excitement.

Here is a site with success stories from some of these ladies and gents:

Dianetics and Scientology Stories From Founding Scientologists

Dianetics is as popular as ever - even more so, being read by people in over 50 languages; new Dianetics groups popping up in places whose names I've never even heard before.

For example look at this headling:Dianetics Technology may find its way into Botswana

And how about these different-language-editions...

Bulgarian Dianetics
Uzbek - Dianetics
Sinhalese - Dianetics
Georgian - Dianetics
Arabic - Dianetics
Macedonian Dianetics
Korean - Dianetics

Here's a site that answers frequently asked questions about Dianetics and another that has excellent links to introductory information on Scientology and Dianetics.

Sunday, August 08, 2004

This from the LA Times today:

"Sometimes, brunching off the beaten path simply means going completely out of your element. That's part of the allure of the Renaissance Restaurant, the dining spot housed in the Church of Scientology's imposing Celebrity Centre on Franklin Avenue.

The exquisite building was built in 1929 as a replica of a French Normandy castle and at that time served as a luxury residence for some of Hollywood's most famous: Bette Davis, Carole Lombard, Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Gracie Allen, George Burns, Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant all stayed there, according to the church, which bought the building in 1973. Tours are available all day Sundays.

The restaurant is open to the public for brunch and for dinner during the week. Food and beverage director Pancho Calvillo says all of his staff are Scientologists, but Hollywood Hills residents make up the biggest brunch contingent. The buffet offers the usual fare, with a few highlights from chef Philip Christoudoulou: His sausages are handmade and the fluffy Belgian waffles are from a 30-year-old recipe.

On a recent Sunday, the garden patio is an oasis of calm in the middle of Hollywood. A small band and jazz vocalist play in a gazebo on the lawn. Across the patio, there's a table of hip-looking thirtysomethings. They look a little uncomfortable, and it turns out they're on a brunch adventure. "We set this brunch up because we thought it would be a freaky thing to do," says Mitch Winston, a 34-year-old entertainment executive. You get the impression he's a little disappointed. "The only thing I thought was weird was the lady who brought the coffee asked if I wanted some coffee to wake up my mind. I thought that was kind of weird. But otherwise, it's a good brunch."

The Manor Hotel, where the Renaissance Restaurant is located, is home to a once-a-year celebration: the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre International's annual Gala, in celebration of the founding of the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre.

This year's gala was a total blockbuster.

Here are some photos from it:


More information about Scientology:

Yahoo! Directory Religion">Church of Scientology
Scientology - Find a Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology Human Rights Office - Germany: Religious Freedom
Scientology Effective Solutions
Church of Scientology Buffalo
Church of Scientology International Human Rights Office - France 2004
Church of Scientology of Tampa, Florida
Scientology Volunteer Ministers
The Creed of the Church of Scientology
Church of Scientology and Dianetics Foundation of Washington D.C.
Church of Scientology of Salt Lake City
For me one of the most exciting things about Scientology is when groups, missions and churches open up in new countries.

Dianetics: the Modern Science of Mental Health is available in over 50 languages. And because it is so simple to learn to use the techniques in these books, people frtom all over the world can read it and start to use it to help one another.

For example here are some of the languages that it is published in:

Vietnamese - Dianetics
Sinhalese - Dianetics
Arabic - Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard
Georgian - Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health by L. Ron Hubbard
Russian Dianetics

Of course Dianetics is also available in Italian and there are many Scientology Churches and missions in Italy

Here's a site that gives a lot more information on Dianetics and on the expansion of Scientology into new countries, in a question and answer form. It answers many of the questions I find people know to Scientology or Dianetics tend to ask:
Church of Scientology - Dianetics Answers and Authentic Information

Friday, August 06, 2004

I get so tired of hearing politicians talk. No change - no improvement, but a lot of PR. I just don't see any substantial difference between the candidates and I guess I've become pretty jaundiced when it comes to campaign promises.

What I admire is a person who gets things done.

One such person is One person is Mr. David Miscavige, Chairman of the Board of Religious Technology Center.

Here is more information on David Miscavige:

Scientology Today - David Miscavige
David Miscavige - the Many Behind Scientology
David Miscavige at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the New Scientology Building in Clearwater
David Miscavige Pays Tribute to L. Ron Hubbard

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Here's a site I really recommend: World Institute of Scientology Enterprises - WISE

Most people have trouble making ends meet these days. Although it appears there is a greater affluence than ever before, our grandparents would never have conceived how much debt we could have created - personal and national.

If you ever feel like all your work is going for paying off these debts, WISE has some great tips to help you pull out of this.

Monday, August 02, 2004

Love this quote from John Travolta in the Chicago Sun Times today:

"John Travolta: Scientology

Travolta credits the teachings of L. Ron Hubbard for his outlook on life. Following the '70s hits "Grease" and "Saturday Night Fever," his career faltered. It wasn't until 1994, when Quentin Tarantino cast him as hit man Vincent Vega in "Pulp Fiction," that Travolta got a slump-ending break. Until then, Scientology taught him to chin-up. "I guess I have almost always been a positive person, but my studies in Scientology have made me even more positive," he told Ananova.com. "There are folks in Hollywood who get addicted to suffering and pain and almost enjoy being sad. I'm not one of those." In a 1998 Redbook article, he praised Hubbard's wisdom for helping to organize his world. "You need a team around you that is close to flawless," he said. "You have to have people who love you and care about you. Otherwise, you won't make it." He added, "Scientology is the foundation of what allows me to produce so much."