The covert character assassination of Gaye & Ernest Corbett

Scientologists back in comm

When you think of Scientology in South Africa and its history here you think of certain people that have become synonymous with the subject.

Gaye & Ernest Corbett are two of those names. Going back about 40 years they have always been a part of the community and contributing. Ernest has been a popular speaker on OT, Admin Scale & Admin tech. You couldn’t find two people more supportive of people, Scientologists and their local church of Scientology.

They have trained, they have travelled the length of the Bridge as it is available in Scientology today. They have been in the trenches and fought with the best of us. Not that they are without their faults, of course not. But no one can be in any doubt that they contributed to Scientology and they contributed to LRH.

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Contributions to the site welcome

Pierre-Ethier-L12I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for such a great website. It is truly an oasis in the madness of the Independent field for me. I hope you are doing well. I do look forward to seeing you one day soon. Flourish and prosper, my friend. You are appreciated and admired for the work you do by those of us who want real LRH Tech, not less. That said, I am working on a little idea to contribute to your site. I’ll send that idea along to you to look at. Meanwhile, lots of love and best wishes.

(signed)

Research Project

pierre1Pierre Ethier has invested large amount of resources in acquiring original audio recordings from the early years of Diantetics and Scientology (1951) , most of the materials were never published before. This large acquisition came into existence due to Pierre’s ambitious efforts to invest time and personal resources in Dianetics and Scientology Research. Also a number of fellows contributed gifts-in-kind to this research project.

We may need volunteer  help with transcribing the audio files and perform comparative analysis. I must note that all materials are acquired by legal sources.

Un-compromised personal ethics standard is a condition to participate in this project. If you want to contribute personal time and effort to this project please contact us via the  form below. Please note you will be contacted on as needed basis. Thank you for your kindness and your contributions.

More on Dianetics and Scientology Research Project

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We have acquired materials from several hitherto undiscovered cache. This is an acquisition of very rare, most of them one of a kind and the only copies of  unpublished technical and historical materials from the dawn of Dianetics & Scientology. The Independent field of Scientology goes back to 1951.

The official publications of the Church of Scientology give very little information about the early 1950’s. The history of Dianetics possibly begins in the 1920s. In April 1950, Hubbard and several others established the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation in Elizabeth, New Jersey to coordinate work related for the forthcoming publication of Dianetics. Hubbard wrote Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health at that time.

The success of selling Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health brought in a flood of money, which Hubbard used to establish Dianetics foundations in six major American cities.

In the early days of Scientology, Hubbard expressed a debt to other thinkers for developing Dianetics. For example, there are a number of references to Freud and Breuer in his 1950 lectures. Hubbard also initially credited U.S. Navy doctor Commander Thompson. The books Science of Survival (1951) and Scientology 8-8008 (1952) both contain acknowledgment lists. However, on 7 February 1965 Hubbard published the Policy Letter “Keeping Scientology Working“, where he said: “Our technology has not been discovered by a group. True, if the group had not supported me in many ways I could not have discovered it either.”

During 1950 demand grew for auditing facilities. Branches of the Foundation were established in Los Angeles, New York, Washington, Chicago and Honolulu. The main auditor training centres were in New Jersey and Los Angeles. Graduates of the four week course were certified as professional auditors.

In parallel with this, ‘grass-roots’ groups emerged who began training themselves and co-auditing. Some publicised their activities in the papers, some wrote to booksellers or the Foundation to make contact with others in their area interested in Dianetics. Extensive written communication took place between the groups and with the Foundation. This correspondence discussed case histories, new ideas on therapy and practice, and ideas on development of the movement. Groups started to produce their own newsletters and the Foundation produced its own journal. This included articles by Hubbard and other Foundation staff plus details of courses and books available,

There was no attempt however by the Foundation to control or structure the field groups. Auditors trained by the Foundation were left to apply their new skill how and where they wished. Some joined or led local groups, others set up as solo-practitioners.

By the autumn of 1950, financial problems had developed, and by November 1950, the six Foundations had spent around one million dollars and were more than $200,000 in debt. Disagreements emerged over the direction of the Dianetic Foundation’s work, and relations between the board members became strained, with several leaving, even to support causes critical of Dianetics. One example was Harvey Jackins, founder of Re-evaluation Counselling.

In January 1951, the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners instituted proceedings against the Hubbard Dianetic Research Foundation in Elizabeth for teaching medicine without a licence. The Foundation closed its doors, causing the proceedings to be vacated, but its creditors began to demand settlement of its outstanding debts. Don Purcell, a millionaire Dianeticist from Wichita, Kansas, offered a brief respite from bankruptcy, but the Foundation’s finances failed again in 1952.

Because of a sale of assets resulting from the bankruptcy, Hubbard no longer owned the rights to the name “Dianetics”,but its philosophical framework still provided the seed for Scientology to grow. Scientologists refer to the book Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health as “Book One.”

More information about Dianetics early years:

 http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Library/Shelf/townsend/5.htm

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As you all know for many years Pierre Ethier has given free advice, interpretation and references on various standard tech. matters for the personal benefits and advancement of countless Scientologists. On many occasions Pierre had provided free C/Sing and free Programming. Thus donating his time , effort and expertise solely to help others advance.

Pierre has been compiling a Scientology Research library purchasing many rare materials in order to preserve the tech. and to use the materials for research and as a practical reference for standard processing. This project has been heavily sabotaged in the the past, however it came to produce extraordinary good results despite the counter intention and many road blocks. Now the fruits of the hard work have become evident.

Recently we have been approached by benefactors who offered some help for this project. I am happy to see that despite of the many who just want to consume resources without fair exchange, there are some kind people who  actually want to contribute and further help for the development of the Scientology Research Library by sending gifts-in-kind donating materials and monetary resources. I am happy to see that true kindness and care for others is still out there.

Thank you for your gifts-in-kind and your contributions.

True kindness is still out there.

What makes great people are the simple acts of kindness.

Have rare, historical or significant books or materials? Why not make them available for research and beyond?

Pierre Ethier welcomes gifts of materials and monetary donations for research materials from individuals or groups. All materials must be legally obtained without exception. Please contact us if you kindly want to contribute rare, historical books or other materials that you want to make available for technology research for enhancing and preserving standard tech applications. Where possible we will attempt to add the materials into our Research Library based on criteria that apply to the selection of our library materials. It is understood that gifts are freely given without conditions attached

All donations will be considered as Donations of Gifts-In-Kind. You also can make voluntary donation via PayPal.

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THE CRIMINAL MIND

L. Ron Hubbard in Los Angeles, California.

L. Ron Hubbard in Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“THE CRIMINAL MIND

Definition: A criminal is one who is motivated by evil intentions and who has committed so many harmful overt acts that he considers such activities ordinary.

There is a datum of value in detecting overts and withholds in criminal individuals:

THE CRIMINAL ACCUSES OTHERS OF THINGS WHICH HE HIMSELF IS DOING.”

“INDIVIDUALS WITH CRIMINAL MINDS TEND TO BAND TOGETHER SINCE THE PRESENCE OF OTHER CRIMINALS ABOUT THEM TENDS TO PROVE THEIR OWN DISTORTED IDEAS OF MAN IN GENERAL.

It is not true that where any person accuses another of a crime the accuser is always guilty of the crime or that type of crime. But it is true that when a criminal is doing the accusing it is more than probable that the criminal is disclosing his own type of crime”

 

 

L. Ron Hubbard
(HCO Bulletin September 15, 1981 “THE CRIMINAL MIND” “)

To protect dishonest people is to condemn them to their own hells.

L. Ron Hubbard in Los Angeles, California.

L. Ron Hubbard in Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Individual rights were not originated to protect criminals but to bring freedom to honest men. Into this area of protection then dived those who needed “freedom” and “individual liberty” to cover their own questionable activities.

Freedom is for honest people. No man who is not himself honest can be free—he is in his own trap. When his own deeds cannot be disclosed then he is a prisoner; he must withhold himself from his fellows and he is a slave to his own conscience. Freedom must be deserved before there is any freedom possible.

To protect dishonest people is to condemn them to their own hells. By making “individual rights” a synonym for “protect the criminal” one helps to bring about a slave state for all; for where “individual liberty” is abused, an impatience with it arises which at length sweeps us all away. “
L. Ron Hubbard
(HCOB 8 February 1960 “Honest People Have Rights, Too”)

Dishonesty cuts person’s reach

L. Ron Hubbard in Los Angeles, California.

L. Ron Hubbard in Los Angeles, California. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dishonest people have withholds, and withholds stack up mass and bring about stupidity. They cut the person’s reach and his ability to perceive. They hold in place the masses that imprison and pin the being at the level of Homo sapiens— and a miserable Homo sapiens, at that! Who is such a person really fooling?

Thus, one can bar his own way up the Bridge by dishonesty.

I always feel a bit sad when I see somebody doing himself in this way. It is so pointless.

One sees this in those who, for whatever irrational reason, cling knowingly to withholds and wind up critical, nattery and generating hostility. If one finds himself feeling hounded or persecuted, he should ask himself what his condition is on the first dynamic instead of going around persuading others to do him in.

How precious, after all, are one’s dishonesties, withholds and falsities in the face of the real freedom there is to be gained?

One CAN be honest. He will find it a happier, more comfortable existence when he is.

And more important—he’ll find the route to stable case gain is now open to him.

HONESTY OPENS THE DOOR TO CASE GAIN.

That is the route to sanity. It is the route up the Bridge to OT and real freedom. With honesty, one can make it and make it all the way! “

L. Ron Hubbard
(HCO Bulletin 1 May 1985 “Honesty and Case Gain”)

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This is an example of someone “condemned into his own hell” ( LRH quote)  by his auditor , who does not understand that there no case gain for people who are audited over withholds:

“The stick of ethics. Lol! Were I be trying to do L’s at Flag I’d have been routed straight away to ethics and O/W write ups, sec checks, and intense pressure for “indulgences” that would have had Martin Luther spinning in his grave. And I would have walked, no run.  And I’m not including anything here about being an “SP” FZer”

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Flag-only rundowns truly mastered by Flag Trained Auditors Only

Flag only rundowns (which Pierre studied and delivered – e.g. Original Super Power Rundown, Knowledge Rundown , Case Cracker Rundown , New Vitality Rundown , Fixated Person Rundown , Dynamic Sort-out Assessment , NOTs Stability Rundown, Held Down Seven Rundown, Int. by Dynamics Rundown, Havingness Rundown , The Prosperity Rundown, The Money Rundown, Profession Intensive ) address variety of handlings like spiritual difficulties, issues, ethics , case situations and other. The Ls , Flag Only Rundowns [Delivered at Flag Only] , NOTs [Delivered only in Advanced Organizations / Sea Orgs] , Power and Superpower require advanced auditor skills and trained C/S. The above rundowns should not be delivered without the supervision of a trained C/S. C/S training is required as some of the handlings are in the C/S materials. The authentic Flag Only Rundowns materials have not been released in the Free Field.

It is well known fact that field auditors affiliated with the Corporate Church of Scientology deliver auditing up to Clear and typically have NO EXPERIENCE with delivering upper levels .Field auditors refer their PC to the Orgs for 15% FSM commission which they receive for services purchased by the PC from the Church. A field auditor usually comes out in the free field with no experience auditing beyond Clear and lacks the discipline to audit under C/S.

The images are found on google search and do not reside on this site. All information contained, written and/or supplied shall be deemed to be without prejudice and is intended only for general educational use.

Celebrities ( Humor)

Few mementos taken on 4th of July

Note: We also use our mementos with the fancies of celebrities in our blog no matter how jealous and evil are the bad mouths of the Wolfs in Sheep’s Clothing who are viscous bashing and spread lies shaming only the product of  their own auditors . 🙂 . There is a lot of space for greedy , jealous and evil bashers in the Baobab’s forest next lifetime.

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Strongly recommended to the Wolfs in Sheep’s Clothing and bashers

Good Black Cat Mojo Spell ( Humor)

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  The Good  Black Cat Mojo brings magical and spiritual powers. It has been thought that the black cat helps enhance  telepathical connections and reads. The  Good Black Cat Mojo is the antinomian lucky black cat of the African-American sporting and gambling world. This black cat does double-duty as a representative of the black arts (including the granting of invisibility and the return of lost love) and as a bringer of  other lucks.

Here is what our Lucky Black Cat Mojo brought to us on 4th of July : We jiggled between some auditing, meeting some friends, Gathering some information, watching some watchers with our invisible powers and other lucks.

Our Good Black Cat Mojo wish you tons of luck and good fortune 🙂

Viva Pan Am Games – Expect the Unexpected

What is the Two-Year Countdown?
TO2015, together with its corporate, government and municipal partners, is celebrating its two-year countdown on July 10, 2013—exactly 730 days until the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games officially open.

On July 10, the Games footprint will be alive with Pan Am spirit!

Pan Am Games Vision

A life-affecting experience

  • Attract the best athletes
  • Build reliable operations and services
  • Celebrate Pan American culture and performance
  • Ensure an entertaining spectator experience
  • Integrate the Parapan American Games into the overall Games plan

Transforming Communities

  • Inspire children to participate in sport
  • Engage local communities to embrace the Games as their own
  • Celebrate and involve Toronto’s multicultural population
  • Connect the Pan American region through summits, conferences and workshops
  • Leave a Games legacy of sustainable excellence

Delivering on commitments

  • Build all Games infrastructure on time, on budget and in scope
  • Create a Toronto 2015 brand that inspires involvement
  • Enhance the outstanding legacy of previous Pan American Games hosts
  • Generate Games business revenue in excess of $150 million

Setting a benchmark

  • Delivering the best-ever experience for all athletes and participants

Pan Am Games Cultural Values

JOY

We celebrate the opportunity to be here. Inspire and be positive about what is possible. Dream Big. Have fun and affect those around you.

PURPOSE

Toronto 2015 is much more than just a job. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to positively affect a community, leave a legacy and grow in the process.

ACCOUNTABILITY

We make commitments and deliver. Hold yourself and others to this standard. Build trust by being reliable, trustworthy, and act with integrity

COLLABORATION

We have high social IQ. Bring out the best in those around you. Build respectful and authentic partnerships. Reach out to be inclusive and be passionate.

RESULTS

We focus on outcomes, not activities. Spend your time on the things that matter most. You have 5 years to make it happen.

Note: This is disability friendly web site.

Be a fan of Dignity

Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games reaches one-year countdown

Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games reaches one-year countdown milestone

Provincial Chef de Missions selected as teams begin qualifying process

July 8, 2013 (Vancouver, BC) –The 2014 Games Organizing Committee, together with the Province of British Columbia, athletes, volunteers and community partners are celebrating the one-year countdown to the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games taking place in Vancouver from July 8 to 12, 2014.  The 2014 Games will be the largest Special Olympics games held in Canada with the addition of three new sports, and an anticipated 2,000 athletes, coaches and officials from across the country gathering for the competition.

At the one-year milestone, the Chefs de Mission for each province and territory have now been selected to lead their respective teams in 2014. Across the country, qualifying provincial games are being held this summer to select teams for the 11 sports to be featured at the 2014 Games. Athletes will be competing in athletics, basketball, bocce, five- and ten-pin bowling, golf, powerlifting, rhythmic gymnastics, soccer, softball and swimming

“Canada’s 2014 Special Olympics Games promise to be an extraordinary experience for Canada athletes with intellectual disabilities and an exciting display of top-level competition and sport,” said Cathy Priestner Allinger, Chair of the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games.  “These will be the largest Special Olympics Canada Summer Games ever held and we are most grateful for the support we have received so far, particularly from the Province of British Columbia.”

“The Special Olympics movement and its athletes are an important reminder that sport has an incredible capacity to build communities, strengthen individuals and break through barriers,” said the Honourable Coralee Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, Province of British Columbia. “On behalf of the Province of British Columbia, we are pleased to support these games and look forward to welcoming these tremendous athletes from across Canada to our province.”

The Province of British Columbia, through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development has committed $300,000 to the Special Olympics Canada 2014 Summer Games.

Note: This is disability friendly web site

In response to EVIL

Open letter:

Catherine Ethier

My quote of the day:

“Being mentally challenged is a disability but being EVIL is a choice!”

In response to Michelle Butcher – Sterling who wrote: “Pierre, some advice. Lose the crazy bi*ch …”

Preaching family destruction is EVIL! Promoting family disconnection is EVIL! It takes some real EVIL to split a family.

In regard to your continuous drama for many years now, I will reiterate that no one has ever been authorized to speak on my behalf , I have NEVER made any postings on your site. Although I am very flattered by your keen interest toward me  ( I recall one time when you, Michelle called me “a public figure” in a letter you wrote to your ISP), I want to firmly note that your own postings (which you often contribute to me) , your “snipplets”, other exerts out of context , “telepathic mind reading” realizations, alterations, misrepresentations and other assertions are only your personal fabrications and that of the members of your group.

 Thank you for generating traffic to my site. It has been dully noted!

I wish you well Michelle and always.

Catherine

Note: Why Michelle Butcher (Ryan)- Sterling  is actually afraid to exchange 5 minutes direct communication with me but would spend couple of years in speculations and fabrications whining on various boards and plain misrepresenting matters of fact. For example Michelle’s claim that ” I have sent lawyers after her” is untrue.  I have NEVER hired a lawyer , in fact the lawyer’s letter sent to Michelle was from her business partner and ended with the phrase : “thank you for your business”. I was not sent a copy of it. Michelle went on and on and on by claiming that I have been “threatening her with lawyers” , “DMCA take down threat …” , ” Extortion” and so on fabrications. This is simply untrue! I  have asked Michelle to stop faigaming my child and remove false fabrications. Michelle if you have any questions would of been fair to ask me, not the various manipulated members of your board. How can this DRAMA go on for so long? Michelle, not even a word of what you are saying is to be believed! Daily drama and fabrications! Come on people , give me a break ! This amount of drama for being asked to remove the smear about a disabled child ?

Michelle wrote “Pierre, some advice. Lose the crazy bi*ch …”  – this is the Church of Scientology enemy line. Along with smearing disabled children, Michelle and Aida have partnered into what becomes a professional home and marriage wrecking. Michelle’s EVIL  line sounds very familiar. In actual fact it closely resembles the line of Barbro Wennberg . Barbro Wennberg is a staff at the Church of Scientology who aimed to split our family writing on my husband’s folder an order: “dump the bi*ch“. Let me tell you more about Barbro. Barbro was for  two days caretaker of Lisa McPherson. Along with others she  kept Lisa  confined in a hotel room and  did not take her to the hospital ( Link1  , Link2 , Link 3, Link 4) when needed. Lisa McPherson as you all know died.

My husband was 20 years Sea Org staff working at no pay as an auditor. My husband left the Church of Scientology after he was coerced to provide loans to parishioners for services at the Church of Scientology and coerced otherwise to  provide money directly to the Church. Those  were funds needed for his medical treatment and funds vital for a necessary follow up surgery. While on staff at the Church my husband  was in an accident that caused him a severe injury. He was hit by a drunk taxi driver . My husband spent several days in coma , his leg was surgically reconstructed and he was told he will never walk again. He walked but the loans he generously gave to parishioners for their benefit were never repaid, there were no money left for his medical treatment , he could not afford to pay for a required follow up surgery and this resulted in a DISABILITY FOR LIFE. For his kindness my husband had to cope with disability for life and was consistently ridiculed by associates of the Church, their allies and the manipulated by them crowds. There were numerous character assassination attacks carried out maliciously by publishing defamatory libelous  matters without lawful justification or excuse and only meant to injure the reputation of my husband and my family by exposing us to hatred, contempt and ridicule that was designed to insult us. This is criminal!

Also while working as a staff in the Church my husband sustained injuries and severe life threatening conditions. The last one I personally witnessed was treated by Dr. Minkoff ( also involved in the Lisa McPherson’s case). My husband was instructed by the MLO that the Church is not maintaining workers compensation insurance for their own employees and will not cover the treatment even if he was going to die. Workers compensation coverage for employees is mandatory regulatory requirement to cover employee treatment for injuries on the job. We have kept silent about this kind of abuse for many years now just to be abused even more.

You can make another drama, fabricate some more untrue statements , abuse me and my family some more. That is all you are about. I don’t care! More traffic to my site! Thank you.

enc. Copy of my server logs. Michelle Butcher / Ryan – Sterling is my best promoter:

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My site stats went up thanks to Michelle. In addition the site visitors kept reading and reading. Very well done Michelle!

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My response to the FreeZone PR Terril Park who has been calling me names:

 I would rather be a “Crazy Bi*ch”, than an EVIL Witch hosting as a FreeZone Party Special Guest of honor well known to her alleged  child molester and a FZ Class VIII ( refer to video below)  . Couple of years prior to hosting ” the matador” on her FreeZone party, Aida had told me that this FZ Class VIII is a “s*x pervert” .  Her own words. Few years after she went on to promote and PR the ” matador”  and FZ Class VIII who according to Aida was a harmful pervert. I would rather sound “crazy” than willingly to throw under the carpet corrupt practices, cover up  abuse and fairgame of children.

Terril Park is incapable to properly duplicate and any statements of his on my behalf are grossly distorted and unauthorized. We have received correspondence from a financial sponsor of his claiming to have ” hijacked his email” ( her own words) and using his email address and accounts. I will be more than happy to provide a copy upon request.

  Wow

23028234293 24.06.2013 21:46:09 72.193.0.181 United States Nevada Las Vegas http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/pierre-ethier-cl…
23028234294 24.06.2013 21:46:00 72.193.0.181 United States Nevada Las Vegas http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/
23028234295 24.06.2013 21:45:54 72.193.0.181 United States Nevada Las Vegas http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/rick-melrose…

Keeps coming , no kidding:

28.06.2013 11:52:37 United States Nevada Las Vegas http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/
28.06.2013 11:52:35 United States Nevada Las Vegas http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/

Interesting data logs:

27.06.2013 13:09:37 United States Florida Zephyrhills http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/rick-melrose…
27.06.2013 05:07:22 United States Florida Zephyrhills http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/rick-melrose…
27.06.2013 05:22:41 United States Florida Pinellas Park http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/2013/01/19/warni…

The Church A-E keeps checking:

28.06.2013 22:15:51 United States Florida Zephyrhills http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/rick-melrose…
29.06.2013 22:41:19 United States Florida Zephyrhills http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/rick-melrose…

But hey , here is a fixated person:

01.07.2013 16:45:28 Australia Victoria Melbourne http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/2013/03/31/comin…
29.06.2013 18:04:53 Australia Victoria Melbourne http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/catherine-et…
29.06.2013 13:43:21 Australia Victoria Melbourne http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/rick-melrose…
29.06.2013 05:48:58 Australia Victoria Melbourne http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/rick-melrose…
29.06.2013 05:48:58 Australia Victoria Melbourne http://pierreethier.wordpress.com/tag/rick-melrose…

Related articles:

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Link 2

Copy Cat Best Practices (Humor)

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Thank you letter.

Thank you letter to Michelle Sterling and all ESMBers who became my Copy Cats. I have been frequently copied/pasted in their write ups and monologues when they generate wild rumors which shall not be believed.  All is old news distorted within the lenses of their own fabrications coupled with lots of DRAMA ! I get more attention than many celebrities in their respective fields. I get more attention than the COS because the COS is to big of a spoon for their mouths. Seems that some are very upset that the COS agents are unwelcome to my site but naturally they can feel free to entertain them on theirs. Sure make another huge traffic drama with petty wild derriere fixations!

The long term goal for ESMBers is to start properly to duplicate , which they hope to achieve within the next 30 years. I always postulate  speedy achievements.

I wish you well Michelle and as always many fascinating  achievements.

Catherine

For extensive drama help see also the following links:

Link 1

Link 2

ESMB
P.S Michelle , I have sincerely forgiven you now after you have admitted your selective memory lapses. Get some professional help. I wish you well. We all care and support each other after all…. and I love being right! Thank you for mentioning it. Felt really good!
Michelle Sterling wrote to me on FaceBook: “You are right. He’s not banned after all. I’d forgotten how he left. It’s all coming back to me now.”

XOXOXO & Hugs , Catherine

FB: Panda Termint “Insults? That’s kinda Last Resort isn’t it?”

FB: Panda Termint “Learn to converse without name calling and insults, that’ll do for today.” That’s a good one Panda, perhaps you can more broadly disseminate your message. We all shall care about each other.

Here is the story: Several years ago I asked my husband’s name to be removed from what appears to be COS owned smear web site. Along with that I asked to be removed an altered article contributed to my husband. Immediately the site owner wrote us that he/she will post the altered article elsewhere and so he/she did…. imagine where …. on ESMB.

Now I have been told many people got spammed with hate emails and doctored images of my husband. The very same contents, insults last resort and doctored images  are again distributed on ESMB. So if you get upset at spammers sending you juvenile unsolicited emails make sure you know where to look for them.

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In this post on ESMB , Ian Sterling express the positive result from Pierre’s auditing of his now ex-wife. Ian Sterling says: “I would like to say that Mrs. T is currently doing the Ls with Pierre and is totally blown away. She is not one to get. carried away and overly enthusiastic about things. ” Further he goes on to say ” He does deliver what he promise.”

Ian-Sterling - Michelle Sterling

1983 SP Declare List ( OT VII and OT VIII)

BENNETT, Wayne Cl VI, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
CASEY, Doreen Cl VI, OT-VII, NOTs
CHAMBERLAIN, Neville Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs
CHOPPING, Murray Cl XII, OT-VII, NOTs
CORYDON, Bent Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
CORYDON, Mary CL IX, OT-VII
DAROESMAN, Peggy Clear #500, OT-VII
DAVIDSON, Mike OT-VII, Mission officer
DILLARD, Ty Cl VIII, OT-VII, Mission Holder
DUNLEAVY, Tony Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, c/s 5 & 7
ELTRINHAM, Hana Cl XII, OT-VII, NOTs
ERLICH, Dennis OT-VII, NOTs, Senior Flag Cramming Officer
FLOAT, Robert L. OT-VII, NOTs
FOSTER, Bill Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs
FRANKS, Bill Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, ED Int
FUHRMANN, Larry OT-VII, NOTs
GARCIA, Ricardo OT-VII
GARCIA, Roberto OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder (Mexico)
GERBER, Alex Cl XII, OT-VII
GREENE, Doran Cl VI, OT-VII, NOTs, L-10
GREENE, Peter Cl VI, OT-VII, NOTs, L-10
HANSON, Larry OT-VII, NOTs
HARE, James Cl VI, OT-VII
HARVEY, Bob Cl VI, OT-VII
HILL, Don Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
HILL, Lorita Cl VIII, OT-VII
JESSUP, Amos Cl XII, OT-VII
KEMP, Pam Cl IX, OT-VII, Mission Holder
KEMP, Ray Cl VI, OT-VII, Mission Holder
LIVINGSTON, Brian Cl XII, OT-VII
LOTZ, Trey Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs
MARPLE, Wayne Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs
MARTIN, Ernie Cl VI, OT-VII ? ( Promotes as Cl VIII ? and Kha Khan ?)
MAUERER, Mike Cl XII, OT-VII, NOTs
MEADOWS, Russ Cl XII, OT-VII
MORRIS, Felice Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs auditor
MURO, Steve Cl VIII, OT-VII
McFARLANE, Darby S. OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
McKEE, Brown Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs
NICHOLS, Jeff Cl IV, OT-VII
PERGUSON, Nat Cl IV, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
POOK, Ron Cl VIII, OT-VII
PRICE, Marvin Cl VI, OT-VII, NOTs, L-11, L-12, Mission Holder
ROBERTSON, Bill Cl VIII, OT-VII
ROGEN, Peter OT-VII, NOTs, L-10
ROWER, Howard Cl VI, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
SAMUELS, Martin Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
SHAFRAN, Ron Cl XII, OT-VII
SHAPIRO, Eileen OT-VII
SIBERSKY, Alex Cl XII, OT-VII, NOTs
SPENCE, Mitch OT-VII
SPICKLER, Phil Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
STEINBERG, Jill Cl VI, OT-VII
STEINBERG, Leon Cl XII, OT-VII, NOTs
STOKES, Dean Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
STUMP, Rocky Cl VIII, OT-VII
THOMAS, Bob Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs
URQUHART, Ken Cl IX ( Not Cl XII), OT-VII ?
VAN STADEN, Joe OT-VII
VIEN, Enid Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
WALTER, Alan Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
WASSERMAN, Kathy OT-VII
WIMBUSH, Kingsley Cl VIII, OT-VII, NOTs, Mission Holder
WISNER, Bobby Cl VI, OT-VII
YOUNG, Bob Cl VI, OT-VII
YOUNG, Loy Cl VI, OT-VII

Source:  ARS  possibly Bill DeCarle ? : “At the time there were only 19 people on the planet who had completed the Class XII Auditor course. Check the above list. You will find 11 of those 19 had *already* been declared. That’s over half!”

Note: list compiled by SPBill and not verified by Pierre.

Haters

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Moving On Up a Little Higher

By Maya Angelou

A hater is someone who is jealous and envious and spends all their time trying to make you look small so they can look tall. They are very negative people to say the least. Nothing is ever good enough! When you make your mark, you will always attract some haters…That’s why you have to be careful with whom you share your blessings and your dreams, because some folk can’t handle seeing you blessed…

It’s dangerous to be like somebody else…

If God wanted you to be like somebody else, He would have given you what He gave them! Right? You never know what people have  gone through to get what they have.

The problem I have with haters is that they see my glory, but they don’t know my story… If the grass looks greener on the other side of the fence, you can rest assured that…

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Procrastination

Statistics suggest that 40% of people have experienced financial loss due to procrastination. Chronic procrastination affects 20% of men and women. Are you one of them?

There are five key reasons people procrastinate:

  • Fear of failure
  • Fear of success
  • Fear of what “others” will think
  • Fear of taking responsibility
  • False sense of security

The key to beating procrastination and reaching your full potential is effort and commitment. Most people reach their full potential simply by making a commitment and holding themselves accountable to it now not tomorrow.

Success in Collaboration

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Please pass this relatively “minor” success story to Pierre. I am qualifying the success I will now write about as “minor” as I do not look in the physical universe for proof of gains. My gains are what I am certain of, firstly in my own universe. It is a bonus if these gains manifest themselves in other universes.
Yesterday Pierre and I addressed a “problem”. This problem was perfectly fine and related to a business relationship and a strong difference of approach between me and a business associate I had entered in a business commitment with.
A couple of months ago I wrote an email to this business associate with an extensive business proposal. When I did not hear back for a month, I forwarded the email to the business executive who is the person’s direct senior. I basically intended to bypass this person as he did not want to be in communication.
Pierre and I briefly addressed this “problem” in session  and quickly moved on.
Yesterday I received an email from this business executive with a copy to his junior associate. He wanted his subordinate to arrange a conference call for next week between us all. The last time this business executive allowed live phone contact was over a year ago. The only other communication with him were some short generic emails with no substantial business commitments I received in the first quarter of this year.
Coincidence? Perhaps. Perhaps not.
If this phone call works out as I want it to, I will immediately receive close to $20 000 for a completed business engagement.
Kind regards,
[Signed]

Powerful and vibrant success story

Powerful and vibrant success story:
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Hey Pierre:

I am sending you a success story on our Ls Review, as promised. It’s a bit different, as success stories go.  But like you once said,
it’s not about what is said; it’s about going out and doing and living life.

So my success story is ATTACHED as a music  file. I worked on this recording while on my review and finished the final mix last night. (after completing our review)  So what better way for me to say THANK YOU to you and to LRH than to CREATE.

I hope you enjoy it.

But most important of all, it’s my success story, coming to you with thanks and appreciation.

Love,

(Signed)

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Few months later of consistent and sustained success:

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Hey Pierre:

I am just writing to say Hi:

I do hope you are happy and well, flourishing and prospering.

I had dinner with [******] tonight and we got to talking about you. It seems that we agreed that your were an amazing, wonderful being. So I thought I might share that with you as well.

I am doing very well after our sessions together. Thank you for that.

I am looking forward to my next cycle with you, of course. It’s my postulate.

Anyway lots of love and good music, my friend.

Love,

(Signed)

 

TRAUMATIC INCIDENT STRESS

A traumatic incident is one that may involve exposure to catastrophic events, severe injury or a personal loss (emotional and physical). Individuals can reduce the risk of experiencing stress associated with a traumatic incident by utilizing simple methods to recognize, monitor, and maintain healthy state at the time of traumatic event and following such experiences.

Symptoms of Stress

Individuals may experience physical, cognitive, emotional, or behavioral symptoms of stress. Some people experience these reactions immediately at the scene of exposure, while for others symptoms may occur weeks or months later.

Physical symptoms

Individuals experiencing any of the following symptoms should seek IMMEDIATE medical attention:

  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Severe pain
  • Symptoms of shock (shallow breathing, rapid or weak pulse, nausea, shivering, pale and moist skin, mental confusion, and dilated pupils)

Individuals may also experience the following physical symptoms. If these symptoms occur over time or become severe, workers should seek medical attention. Additional physical symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Profuse sweating
  • Thirst
  • Headaches
  • Visual difficulties
  • Clenching of jaw
  • Nonspecific aches and pains

Cognitive symptoms

If these symptoms occur on the scene of an incident individuals may not be able to stay clearly focused to maintain their own safety or to rescue injured victims. Affected individuals may experience momentary cognitive symptoms; however, if symptoms are chronic or interfere with daily activities, the affected individuals should seek medical attention and counselling. These symptoms include:

  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Heightened or lowered alertness
  • Poor concentration
  • Poor problem solving
  • Difficulty identifying familiar objects or people
  • Memory problems
  • Nightmares

Emotional symptoms

Strong emotions are ordinary reactions to a traumatic or extraordinary situation. Individuals should seek also counselling support if  the following emotional symptoms or distress emerge:

  • Anxiety
  • Guilt
  • Denial
  • Grief
  • Fear
  • Irritability
  • Loss of emotional control
  • Depression
  • Sense of failure
  • Feeling overwhelmed
  • Blaming others or self
  • Severe panic (rare)

Behavioral symptoms

As a result of a traumatic incident, Individual may notice the following behavioral changes in themselves or associates:

  • Intense anger
  • Withdrawal
  • Emotional outburst
  • Temporary loss or increase of appetite
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Inability to rest, pacing
  • Change in sexual functioning

Recommendations to Monitor and Maintain Healthy Emotional State

Individuals affected by traumatic incidents need to take ownership and to maintain the constant vigilance they need for their  well being and must be able to stay focused  in the dynamic, changing  environment. Often people do not recognize the need to take care of themselves and to monitor their own emotional and physical health.  The following guidelines contain simple methods for individuals affected by traumatic incidents.

Take control over yourself and your environment

  • Be conscious of those around you. Individuals who are exhausted, stressed, or even temporarily distracted may place themselves and others at risk.
  • Take frequent rest breaks if necessary.  Mental fatigue, particularly over long shift your risk of  accidents and injury.

Maintain adequate nutrition and rest

  • Eat and sleep regularly. Maintain as normal a schedule as possible.
  • Drink plenty of fluids such as water and juices.
  • Try to eat a variety of foods and increase your intake of complex carbohydrates (for example, breads and muffins made with whole grains, granola bars).
  • Whenever possible, take breaks and getaways.

Monitor mental and emotional state

  • Recognize and accept what you cannot change
  • Talk to people when YOU feel like it. You decide when you want to discuss your experience. Talking about an event may be reliving it. Choose your own comfort level.
  • If you have access to counselling  support, use it!
  • Recurring thoughts, dreams, or flashbacks are normal—do not try to fight them. They will decrease over time.
  • Communicate with your loved ones as frequently as possible.

Recommendations to Maintain Health Following the Incident

Over time your impressions and understanding of their experience will change. This process is different for everyone. No matter what the event or an individual’s reaction to it, you can follow some basic steps that will help  adjust to the experience:

  • Reach out—people really do care.
  • Reconnect with family, spiritual, and community supports.
  • Consider keeping a journal.
  • Do not make any big life decisions.
  • Make as many daily decisions as possible to give yourself a feeling of control over your life.
  • Spend time with others or alone doing the things you enjoy to refresh and recharge yourself.
  • Be aware that you may feel particularly fearful for your family. This is normal and will pass in time.
  • Remember that “getting back to normal” takes time. Gradually work back into your routine. Let others carry more weight for a while at home and at work.
  • Be aware that recovery is not a straight path but a matter of two steps forward and one back. You will make progress.
  • Appreciate a sense of humor in yourself and others. It is okay to laugh again.
  •  This is a time for patience, understanding, and communication.
  • Avoid use of drugs or alcohol. You do not need to complicate your situation with a substance abuse problem.
  • Get plenty of rest and normal exercise. Eat well-balanced, regular meals.
  • Get counselling

Personal Enhancement & Stress Management Course

About iSuperPower

With iSuperPower you can learn skills faster, retain knowledge longer, and apply your skills to real-world projects better.

iSuperPower was built based on experience of a Digital Schooling. Digital Learning embraces technology to its highest potential. Words like paperless, virtual, green, and social don’t just signify bandwagons to jump on; for us, they’re the not-so-distant future of education.

The driving principle of iSuperPower is to apply the right instructional delivery to the right learning objective, where and when you need it. We leverage from the real subject-matter-expert content to quickly enable you to achieve practical results.

Because we know there are as many types of users as there are learners, we also offer training options maximized for everyone from beginners to power users, including certification exam objectives.

Positive change

caterina-ethierAre we attracting what we want in life? Do you know what you want? Individuals often do not take the time to focus on abundance. So often they really focus on the next material thing like the bigger car or the bigger house. More money , more toys and more stuff. Or  some individuals focus on less. Less work or less weight. As the individuals work on improving themselves they eventually find themselves able to attract their wants and needs as a living magnet. It is more important than ever to actually define what you want in order to attract the right crowd and energize your environment. And again it has come the time to learn from the lessons in the past, re-define more clearly our goals to truly reconnect with the fine spiritual dimensions.

More than anything Pierre’s work has been about helping people to shift to thriving, from just surviving. Not all challenges can be overcome with knowledge alone as sometimes individuals need help when the going gets tough.

Also, personal support, guidance and counseling is about more than overcoming challenges. For many it is about making the shift from good to great. This is why after refining his goals, Pierre has stated to carefully rebuilding his communication network and associations. The aim  is to focus into helping the able to become more able.

This is why Pierre has shifted his approach in development of personal and business networks to balance accountability, learning , planned actions based on careful examinations and screening  with the expectation of positive life reflection. Pierre has build resilience while dealing with all inherited challenges in the field . He wish no part of any venture promoting and favoring insanity and evil doing.

Is Shelly Miscavige missing?

Shelly Miscavige is the wife of David Miscavige. It seems that she has not been seen for the last six years. A defector allegedly has stated that she is being held a prisoner on a Scientology property where she is guarded, and interrogated, day and night.

“And I am strong enough to carry myself and others, even when they can’t carry themselves.”

“My father spent his years fighting his size, wishing he was smaller, weaker, less of a giant. He was taught to hate his body, and he was ashamed of the amount of space he took up. But he passed his strength to me, and I won’t squander my inheritance. I will not let myself be diminished.

I am my father’s daughter. I too am a giant, built of strength and flesh. And I am strong enough to carry myself and others, even when they can’t carry themselves.

~Tiffany”

PORTLAND PANICO IDEALE

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The Church of Scientology and their supporters seem to routinely  photoshop promo materials and other publications  meant to manipulate the public opinion. These questionable activities  have even expanded to an unique  brand of stalking by Church of Scientology associated paparazzi. One example that comes to my mind are the well known Squirrebusters following Ruthbun.

The promo materials of a recent event were doctored to make it look like there were more people in attendance and mislead the reader. The  Church of Scientology Portland celebrated the grand opening of their new home in the city’s historic downtown quarter.

Below are the pictures from the event.

The Church of Scientology Portland
This picture shows there are actually a line of trees behind the crowd where - in the Church's posted photo - a crowd of attendees had been doctored in

This picture shows there are actually a line of trees behind the crowd where – in the Church’s posted photo – a crowd of attendees had been doctored in

The other end of the crowd also seemed to have been photoshopped in as another attendee's pictures show more trees and an empty lot behind it

The other end of the crowd also seemed to have been photoshopped in as another attendee’s pictures show more trees and an empty lot behind it.

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ScientologyThe crowd highlighted in red were those who were photoshopped in, left, and on the right, circled, what the reality was

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2323609/Church-Scientology-accused-photo-shopping-crowd-recent-event-Portland-make-like-people-there.html#ixzz2TAjQlBzX

L'INDIPENDOLOGO

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Portland ha inaugurato l’ennesimo Obitorio Ideale con la eccezionale presenza del leader Massimo: David Miscavige.

Sono stati letteralemente bloccati quattro isolati attorno all’edificio per fare in modo che David Mischiappa facesse il suo discorso in santa pace e che non venisse disturbato da eventuali dissidenti.

La Polizia di Portland a sostegno delle forze di OSA ha contribuito a garantire la sicurezza.

Mark Bunker non si è comunque lasciato intimidire ed ha cercato di tenerci informati, mentre Tony Ortega tramite il suo Blog ci faceva conoscere come procedevano le cose.

Scoprirete nel video che vi proponiamo di seguito quanto è accaduto.

C’era anche Jeff Hawkins alla manifestazione che ci ha fornito un video, purtroppo senza audio… ma siamo riusciti a ricostruire tramite il labbiale alcune parole che il Leader Massimo ha pronunciato e le abbiamo inserite….

Anche un’altra persona all’event richiedeva un Comitato di Evidenza per Miscavige…

Comm Ev DM photoNon è riuscito ad…

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Blast from the past

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Pierre Ethier in the Sea Org around 1982.

Having discovered Scientology in Montreal in early 1973, and experienced life altering changes in my introductory services, I decided to join staff full time, and put my studies indefinitely on hold.

The organization became prosperous and expanded by leaps and bounds, thanks to an FEBC trained Executive Director and to my effective activities running Division 6 (New Public into the org).

The organization eventually moved to the main street, a mere one block away from what was the busiest intersection in the country.

I was made in charge of Davison 1 (HCO) supervising Communication and “Ethics” and doing recruitment myself.

In just over 6 months, the organization more than doubled in size and personnel. The best staff were hired during that period. In 1992, I felt a great sense of pride when I discovered than the entire Senior Executive structure and the 6 oldest staff members in Montreal org were all people that I had either personally hired or introduced to Scientology in the 1970s.

I eventually fell out of favour with the Executives running Montreal org in 1975, and it was agreed that I would complete my 2 1/2 year contract working under the Executive Director in Quebec City (a 4 hour drive from Montreal), in exchange for one of their staff who wanted to be transferred.

The Executive Director made me his assistant, and essentially allowed me the full run of the Org, merely filling in reports and acting as the contact person with the Flag Liaison office, so that he could pursue other activities and training.

I had a “different understanding” of Ethics than my Superiors at Montreal and those at the Flag Liaison office wanted.

To them, Ethics was “Harsh”, absolutely punitive and degrading in its application, and you had to go through Hell to get through it. Ethics to them was something meant to be as unpleasant as an amputation performed without anaesthetics.

I differed in that viewpoint (and still do), in that Ethics was merely a tool to get the job done and the application of Ethics should be an activity where “Everybody Wins”.

Degradation, torments and humiliation seem in my eyes to be merely relics belonging to Medieval History and are largely Whole-Track Dramatizations, not a component of a Science of Life that boasts to be on par with the man’s Highest Technological Achievements. In my Technical view someone who thinks and act like Ethics is something savage, harsh, unreasonable and even cruel, not only demonstrate a clear need to have his Evil Purposes (and Rockslams) on the subject of Help addressed, but is a serious candidate for receiving a GF40 (earlier practices assessment), as he is clearly confused between some earlier humanoid practices and that of Scientology.

Looking back at it, Quebec City of the 1970s is one of the few places in Scientology where Ethics was applied in a Benign and Benevolent Manner.

The result: High Stats and Morale. No blows, no cries, no grief. Staff so happy being there that each and everyone instinctively disseminates and recruits whenever he steps out of the org for an errand, a meal or taking the bus. Staff not fighting with each other to “get their own stat up”, but sincerely cooperating one with the other with their foremost interest being expanding the Org and the broad Dissemination of Scientology. Almost no more PTS Type A situations to handle as entire families are on lines getting Services and drilling each others. Body routers were frequently being recalled from passing hand outs on the street, because unexpected high inflows of interested public would just walk in. The Number of Well Done Auditing Hours in the Staff HGC was competing with those from the Public HGC…

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Pierre Ethier in the Sea Org around 1982.

Coming soon : Seminars about Scientology in the Free Field Q&A with Pierre Ethier , Class XII

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Skype ID : CommChannel

We are preparing Skype Seminars about “Scientology in the Free Field Q&A with Pierre Ethier, Class XII”.

For pre-registration and submission of interesting topics and questions please contact our relationship management coordinator at class_xii@hotmail.com with SEMINAR on the subject line. Limited number of participants. There is NO CHARGE for participants. Seminars are delivered in French and English.

Skype ID: “CommChannel” an advanced spiritual guidance network for people who are dedicated to spiritual advancement and improvement.

The group is facilitated by Pierre Ethier – a Scientology Class XII auditor who over 4 decades has been providing advanced Spiritual Counselling to people seeking to become more able by strictly applying what has been demonstrated to work and helps people attain self-fulfillment to lead more successful and happier lives. As people go closer to the Advanced Spiritual levels and find increased joy in life, their lives are affected for the better.

The Advanced Scientology Rundowns are based on an important breakthrough research and understanding in the field spirituality and the mind. The Advanced Scientology Rundowns can be a beautiful experience of massive increases in affinity for others. The Advanced Scientology Rundowns address every dynamic and go deeper into the case level resolving hesitations, evil purposes, address the main areas of irrationality that introvert a being or lesser his/her power. The receiving the Advanced Rundowns lead in easing aberrations and also can lead to a new life and a new viewpoint of spiritual and mental rationality. One can eliminate fundamental aberrations and can increase certainty, stability and control, even in the face of the worse adversity.

Pierre Ethier is an applied Scientology auditor who, among other rundowns, mastered the famous “ Ls “ Rundowns in their powerful original. For over a decade Pierre Ethier was acknowledged as the best auditor on the Planet and he was recipient of the Top Auditor of the Year Award every single year. Pierre studied and delivered numerous of the so called Flag Only Rundowns, including the Original Super Power Rundown, Knowledge Rundown , Case Cracker Rundown , New Vitality Rundown , Fixated Person Rundown , Dynamic Sort-out Assessment , NOTs Stability Rundown, Held Down Seven Rundown, Int. by Dynamics Rundown, Havingness Rundown , The Prosperity Rundown, The Money Rundown, Profession Intensive , address variety of handlings like spiritual difficulties, issues, ethics , case situations and other.

 

Happy Orthodox Easter

HPIM2004Orthodox Christians celebrate Pascha according to the Easter date in the Julian calendar. Pascha is the most important event in the church calendar in the Orthodox Church. Many Orthodox Christians attend church liturgies during the Holy Week that leads up to Easter Sunday. The Easter Sunday church liturgy is joyous as it celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection, as told in the Christian bible.

The period before Easter, known as Lent, is also a time of strict fasting. Orthodox Christians observe this fasting ritual before celebrating Easter Sunday with a feast, where meat and dairy products can be eaten again. Another tr

adition observed in Orthodox Christian churches is the blessing of food baskets. The baskets are usually filled with bread, cheese, meat, eggs, butter, salt, and other types of food used for Paschal celebrations.

One of the most common questions Orthodox Christians are asked is, why Orthodox Christians don’t celebrate Easter/Holy Pascha with everyone else?

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Often, those asking are Orthodox Christians who know that some years we do have the same Easter observance, others we don’t, so why don’t we celebrate the feast of feasts of the Christian year with other Christians?

The answer to the question is found in two areas of human life that are among the least popular — mathematics and history.
Clearly, for both Western and Eastern Orthodox Christians, the date of the feast differs from year to year. That’s because we use a different calculus for determining the date. So here is where most people say, “OK, I get it, you differ, I guess you have your reasons.” But those who are not math-phobic press on to ask why we have a different calculus, and how the calculus is different for East and West.

These names, dates and events are not quite in a galaxy far, far away, but to many it seems that way. Quartodecimians, Nicea I, Antioch, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Rome, Athanasius, Constantine, 325, for starters, only serve to either glaze over the eyes or scramble the brain. Unless some of those names and dates bring out the response, “That was in ‘The Da Vinci Code.’ “ Dan Brown’s novel is not a reliable or recommended source for this question.HPIM2006 The best place to start is with what Christians have in common when it comes to Easter/Holy Pascha, which puts the difference in the date of the celebration in its proper perspective. All of us celebrate on a Sunday, the first day of the week, since that is when the gospels tell us Christ rose from the dead. This itself was a disputed issue resolved at the First Council of Nicea in 325 AD.

The alternative was a date that occurred on a different day every year, and that day was the date of Passover according to the lunar calendar followed by the Jewish people at the time of Jesus’ death and resurrection. Subsequent modifications to the Jewish calendar resulted in the Council of Nicea decreeing that the calculation of the date of Pascha and of Passover were independent of each other. Sunday is the day on which the resurrection occurred, and as the first day it is understood by Christians as the beginning of the New Creation, the day without end, the eighth day.

But the issue remained, how to calculate which Sunday, a task given to the Church in Alexandria, which was renowned for its astronomers. The astronomers of Alexandria came up with a table of cycles of 19 years upon which the date of Pascha was determined, factoring in the full moon after the vernal equinox. Those dates were calculated according to the Julian calendar used at the time. Later, the West adopted a table of cycles that had 84 years.

While all the Christian world initially shared one calendar and shared one date for the celebration, the change to the Gregorian calendar in the West in the late 16th century, and the continuing use of the Julian calendar in the East, resulted in an initial difference of 11 days between the two, a difference which is now 13 days. Further complicating this was the date on which the vernal equinox was established in the Alexandrian table, a fixed date that was recognized as inaccurate on a yearly basis, but established as a base line for calculations.

The decisions made at the Council of Nicea in 325 were made to guarantee a universal celebration of the greatest feast on the Christian calendar by all Christians. This goal is recognized today as one we need to recover. Steps in that direction were taken in 1997 at a meeting of representatives of the Christian Churches held in Aleppo, Syria.
Further discussions have been broached between the Roman Catholic Church and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. This year, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, covering most of the Holy Land, Cyprus and Jordan, will celebrate with their Orthodox brethren, and have requested papal approval to do this permanently.

More than any text or meeting, this provides a common witness and a great hope that all — Orthodox, Roman Catholic and Protestant Christians of all denominations — can celebrate the cause of our hope and the foundation of our faith together, with at least some of the unity for which Christ prayed before His arrest: that all may be one.

Constantly changing communication protocols in 21st century

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Technology is changing how we communicate in our daily lives. The technical advancements vigorously influenced communication etiquette and lead to establishing of new rules. It caused a clash between our retro habits and the rapidly changing personal environment surrounding us.

So when interacting with others keep  in mind in mind to never jump to conclusions and create assumptions when it comes to unpublished communication protocols related to communication technology , speed of confirmation and response , as well as a time frame. A decade ago, faxing was standard, ICQ was a marvel and people thought call-waiting was rude. Today, we text at meetings, find phone calls intrusive and send e-mails to the guy in the next cubicle. As communications technology rapidly advances, social protocols can barely keep up.

E-mail occupies that space between the formality of a letter and the breeziness of a text message. There is certain expectation of privacy when communicating via emails and the public distribution and forwarding of private emails to others often leaves the taste of bitterness  and betrayal of trust. It is fair and wise to confirm with the originator if the email can be published or forwarded if you want to build a positive and constructive relationship flowing power of the two way communication.

Social media have much more relaxing restrictions and even most businesses now have Facebook pages. The professionalism approaching other must still reign. Consider LinkedIn connections like business cards; some will be useful, others you’ll forget. Google yourself once a month just to be sure “what happened in Vegas will not stay in Vegas”. Be aware about hate pages where failures express their own frustrations about others success just like the Boston Marathon bombers.

In a world where everyone is Google-able and smartphones can exchange info by touching, most people still find it useful in exchanging  business cards. Keep your card simple and  use your card wisely. Don’t clutter your card with every address, number, online profile, blog and website you have. Just the basics. The rest is online.

Chances are, these days you’ll get the quickest response to an e-mail or text message but to create more personable relationship always use the phone. Voice communication if useful to clear mis-communications based on the wrong assumptions. Never jump to conclusions about the state of mind of another person without personal confirmation. Research shows that voice spending on phone plans is on the decline, while text spending is up. But audible communication can still win out on efficiency, especially when dealing with multiple, complex or very personal matters. Voice is also good for discerning tone when emoticons don’t cut it. Sometimes If you must call it may be wise to send a warning e-mail and ask if it’s a good time to talk scheduling a conference call.

Face to face meetings are inevitable, and are especially important with clients. People still find it disrespectful if can’t stop tapping on your phone.

Unless you’re serving legal documents, faxing is practically offensive in its antiquity. It’s too uncertain where a document ended up and who else read it. However once serving legal documents by email should be considered stalking and not serious. According to the local police if a legal document is not send in the mail then it is highly questionable. If you must fax , check via email or phone if it was received.

Though texting and messaging offer speed, ease and the ability to get straight to the point, they often don’t offer a record of correspondence that comes with e-mail, and can feel too informal for business communication.  Keep in mind, though, that 90% of people under 30 will respond to a text message within an hour.

The use of letters beyond supermarket flyers, court  and legal documents, the odd passport application or bank statement, it’s all gone digital.

Voice mail is being driven into obsolescence by caller ID and text-based interaction. Recent research found that 20% of people rarely retrieve their messages. Until it completely disappears from the workplace, however, keep in mind that voice messages left on a cellphone are even less likely to be heard. No one wants to dial in just to hear “Hey, call me back.” Caller ID may be just enough. If you must leave a message, never natter on for longer than 30 seconds.

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