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Orientation: A Scientology Information Film (1996)

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An introduction and overview to Scientology.

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Norman Starkey ...
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An introduction and overview to Scientology.

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All Scientologists must view this film before attending any services. See more »

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Host: [on psychology and psychology] And don't they attack the church?
Director of Processing: [rolls eyes] When you think of what Dianetics and Scientology can do, really help children and people learn, handle drugs, handle crime, save happiness, and lives, and all the other things that I see it doing *every day*, only a raving lunatic would try to harm Dianetics and Scientology. Or Scientologists, for that matter.
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Director of Processing: They need psychiatric help. That would *finish* them.
[both laugh]
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"Persons appearing in this video are thanked for their contribution which was solely in the form of acting and not as technical nor editorial assistance." (No one is credited or identified by name except for L. Ron Hubbard, Norman Starkey, and the production company.) See more »

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What you always wanted to know about Scientology...
24 January 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

This educational film dives straight into what Scientology is and is not. It differentiates Scientology from psychology, etc., where "professionals" subtly tell you what you should think. Scientology's counselling -- called "auditing" from the Latin word "audire" (to hear or listen, which is what the counsellor mostly does) -- only guides the person to investigate and uncover his or her own best solutions.

Mostly, the film forever rid me of the idea that some compartment of my brain is where the "I" or the soul resides. I always thought/knew that I was/am a spirit and this film helped make me more secure and unshakeable in that knowledge.

It showed how the E-Meter works and why it is such a help in guiding a person to find the exact cause of some problem. You know how you wonder, "Is it this, or is it that, or maybe so-and-so?" The E-Meter's needle tells the counselor which way to direct your inner explorations.

The film straightforwardly goes into why the controversies about Scientology have arisen. But I won't reveal those tidbits.

It is not a commercial film. It can only be seen -- as far as I can gather -- at a Scientology church or mission, and no admission is charged.

I liked it because I thought it walked the middle of the road in telling people about Scientology.

If you think the real "you" might be something more than electrical charges running around a collection of neural pathways, and switching chemicals on and off, you'll probably like this movie. And if you think the real "you" might be able to improve your self, this film might reallyopen important doors to self-awakening.


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