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The Thetans in Scientology

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Scientology is currently up there rightly or wrongly as one of the world's most demonised religions. But as with anything I believe there are a lot of potential truths which outsiders need to take a deeper look at. 


The concept of the Thetan (the immortal soul) is something which has drawn my curiosity time again. Excuse the wiki quote but I feel this sums it up quite clearly:


'In the primordial past, according to Scientologist teachings, thetans brought the material universe into being largely for their own pleasure.." The universe is thought to have no independent reality, but to derive its apparent reality from the fact that most thetans agree it exists. Scientologists believe that thetans fell from grace when they began to identify with their creation, rather than their original state of spiritual purity. Eventually, they lost their memory of their true nature, along with the associated spiritual and creative powers. As a result, thetans came to think of themselves as nothing but embodied beings.'


Many of us would agree that indeed we have lost our connection with the universe and the true meaning of life and our abilities as creators. As DI says himself, we have become obsessed with the physical body failing to understand the nature of reality and power of the mind to create our own reality.

Hubbard has become a laughing stock in the mainstream and simply credited as a sci-fi writer. We know that many on a quest to understand spirituality have had to enshrine their findings and beliefs within the context of fantasy novels, just so they can get their thoughts out to the masses without being called crazy straight of the bat. I don't really want to get into whether Scientology as we know it has become corrupted and a cult (we know this happens with nearly everything that comes out in the mainstream or via Hollywood - technology for example) and the deeper meanings are lost. 


My question is do you believe scientology holds any truths, if so what? Let's have an open and friendly debate without focusing on the heavily cited negatives that may have evolved since its conception.


There's other parts such as working on trauma and the role of planets which I only have a basic understanding of but would love more insight into.

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