Saturday, December 29, 2007

Happy New Year from the Mission!

The Palo Alto Mission wishes you a very happy and lively new year.
Let's celebrate! It's 08!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science

Robert completed Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science Book Course. "I feel that this course is a must for anyone who is fortunate enough to have the world's greatest computer - an optimum brain - and wishes to better appreciate its use in the processes of Man's survival. This course is like falling into a huge vat of workable data and then climbing out with a new outlook on life and its paths of challenges with a determination to WIN!!!"

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Scientology Grade III

Mark completed Grade III!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The ability gained from this grade is that one achieves freedom from the upsets of the past and ability to face the future. Here is his success story:
"With this grade I regained the ability to accept change and create change at will. This includes change in myself as well as granting beingness to others. I have also recovered some old (forgotten) postulates that I had made about past upsets in my life as well as other-determined 'purposes' that I had confused as my own. Upson seeing these, I was able to make new postulates and have a better eye for the future. This grade couldn't have happened at a better time in my big changes are coming ahead."

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Wins with Beginning Scientology Services

Roni completed two Beginning Scientology Services this week!

Her success from Introductory Dianetics Auditing: "Oh my gosh!!!! I have been able to remember things and people that I have thought were gone. I cannot express just how exciting it feels. The weight on my spirit is so light that I feel almost as though I can float on a cloud, so much unlike how I felt (overloaded and dragged down) when I first began these sessions."

Her success from the Self Analysis Book Course: "I would suggest this course to everyone, both involved in Scientology and others. My mood has been so much more positive. I am alert and aware. The memories that once haunted me are no longs so frightening or painful. I have had the most wonderful experience of remembering my mothers, of whom I have only had one memory for the past 39 years. I am feeling confident in myself and my abilities. I look forward to further Self Analysis."

Dianetics Book and Lecture Course

Mark just completed the Dianetics Book and Lecture Course and has this to say:
"This is the second time I've read Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health and I totally love the updated version. Having the questions on the new course really made me apply the data and the lectures made better sense. I have a better understanding of what Dianetics is and what it actually does to change a person."

Personal Values and Integrity Life Improvement Course

Joellen finished the Life Improvement Course, Personal Values and Integrity. Here is her success story: "This course is great. Basically it's how one thing leads to another in the Big Picture! Being honest, ethical and moreal maintains the dynamics. simple, huh?"

Monday, December 10, 2007

Ingredients for Career Success - Avoiding Job Burnout

The Ingredients of Success—Avoiding Job Burnout

Saturday - December 15th - 12:30 pm at Palo Alto Mission

Seminar with Wally Stokes. How would you like to learn the secrets to remaining interested and engaged in your job? Would you like to avoid feeling burned out and exhausted when you go to work or when you go home? Wally will go over some key information from L. Ron Hubbard that can help you handle this common problem. Wally is an experienced business consultant who is an expert at applying the data of Scientology to resolve work-related issues.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Saturday Artists Seminar

Marc Silber Seminar

Get to Know Your Camera

December 8th at 12:30

Marc began taking photographs in the 1960s, starting his career in photography at the legendary Peninsula School where he eagerly learned composition and darkroom skills. He took frequent trips with camera to the mountains and the coast, falling in love with the beauty and the spirit of the Sierra and the California coast. Through his images he has been able to capture the expression of the spirit, each telling a story, whether of the spirit of nature or the spirit of the individual.

Marc studied the works of masters such as Ansel Adams, the Westons and Henri Cartier-Bresson but quickly forged his own unique style and quality.

He honed his skills at the celebrated San Francisco Art Institute. Founded in 1871, the Art Institute is one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in art and photography in the United States. The Art Institute’s photography department was founded by no less than Ansel Adams and Minor White.

Silber’s work covers a full range from action shots, to candid portraits to landscapes. His series from the Sierra Madre, Mexico gives us a rare glimpse into the remote mountain region above Mazatlan, days by jeep and foot. He tells of the people being so grateful for the medical help that his project brought that he was allowed to photograph and capture their life in a completely intimate manner.

Though Marc moves through his fifth decade as a professional photographer he is still constantly exploring approaches, styles and projects.

Marc is a senior Scientologist as well as an accomplished public speaker and loves to teach photography through his workshops and published works. Often his workshops have accompanied his exhibits, with excellent reviews.

Shown here is a photo of the carousel in the Tuileries Gardens in Paris, taken on a recent trip. To see more of Marc's work and find out more about him and his artistic philosophy, visit his website:

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Children's Ethics Book

Hunter completed a study of the Children's Ethics Book.
This is a basic non-religious course teaching ethics for a child to understand. Here's his success:

"I feel happy that I finished this. I know all the good things I am supposed to do and the bad things I'm not supposed to do. Since I have done this course I can use it and not commit overts. I am happy I did my course."

The Fundamentals of Thought Book Course

Robert has completed the Fundamentals of Thought Book Course! Here is his poetic success story:
"I have just completed this course with a new glow of light indicating that I can now go back out into this physical universe and help make man create a better image in this day and time of global disruption."

Saturday, December 01, 2007

The Children's Communication Course

Jarod just completed The Children's Communication Course and says, "This course was good. I can use this anywhere - at home or at a park or with my friends. I can use it at school with my buddy."