CREDOS : Scientology

The religious system of Scientology, founded by American sci-fi writer L Ron Hubbard in 1955, considers the belief in a God or gods as something personal and therefore offers no specific dogma. The nature of the Supreme Being is revealed personally through each individual as s/he becomes more conscious and spiritually aware. There exists a life energy or force (Theta) beyond and within all.

All humans are immortal spiritual beings (thetans) capable of realising a nearly godlike state through Scientology practices. All is manifestation of the universal spirit, which is all that actually exists. Rebirths continue until one consciously confronts all pre-birth, current-life, and previous-life traumas and realises one’s true nature as a “thetan,” immortal spirit — transcending matter, energy, space, and time.

Painful experiences and harmful acts in one’s prebirth, current, and past lives become imprinted in the reactive mind. According to Scientology (Tom Cruise among its famous adherents) departures from rational thought and untrue ideas (“aberrations”) can result in wrongdoing.

Salvation is achieved through the practices and techniques of Scientology, the ultimate goal of which is to realise one’s true nature as an immortal spirit, a thetan. The path to enlightenment includes achieving states of increasingly greater mental awareness — Pre-Clear, Clear, and ultimately Operating Thetan. An Operating Thetan is a spirit who controls matter, energy, space, time, thought, and life. —